Rev Samuel Philips

Rev Samuel Philips

Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 1 Sep 1892 (aged 69)
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
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He prepared for college at the Hagerstown Academy and entered the Sophomore class in 1844, graduating in 1847. He was a member of the Diagnothian Literary Society and helped build the Diagnothian Hall by securing subscriptions from friends during vacation. He graduated from the Theological Seminary at Mercersburg and received the degree of A.M. in the course in 1850.

His first charge was at Burkittsville, MD., where he was ordained in 1848. From there he went to Dayton, Ohio, thence to Jefferson, MD, Chambersburg, Carlisle, and Allentown, PA and to the Aisquith Street Church, Baltimore, MD. In 1871, he left the Reformed Church for the Presbyterian Church. In the church of his adoption, he served the following charges: Upper Roxborough, 1871-78; Leverington Ave, Roxborough, Philadelphia, 1878-80; supplied Dauphin Street Mission, Philadelphia, 1881. He then removed to Doe Run, Chester County, PA, where he was stricken with paralysis in the summer of 1885.

While a minister in the Reformed Church, he contributed to the Reformed Church Messenger, and wrote the following books: Gethsemane and the Cross, 1851; The Christian Home, 1859; The Voice of Blood, 1864. He gave private classical instruction in almost every town in which he had a charge.

He was a volunteer in the late Civil War, having formed a company almost entirely composed of men in his own church of Carlisle. He entered the service as Sergeant Major of Company G, 160th Regiment, PA Volunteers, October 3, 1862; was made a 1st Lieutenant, July 22, 1864, and musterded out with his company, June 21, 1865.

He was married, October 12, 1848 to Miss Rebecca Kay, of Bedford, PA. They had ten children, four of whom are living: Mrs Charles L Hamilton; Mrs E E Hamilton; Rev James Kay Philips who graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary in 1887, and is now literary editor of Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia; and Melville Philips, literary writer of The Press, Philadelphia. Rev Samuel Philips died in Germantown, Philadelphia, September 1, 1892. (Allbone, v.2, 1882)

HELPING THEM TO CHOOSE, by Samuel Philips:
In 1859, a pastor wrote a book on home life that included instructions to Christian parents on how to help their children marry. The Reverend Samuel Philips brings his counsel to us from 1859 as a timely reminder of the wisdom of God for all family life. This book contains that sage godly counsel from another century.

He was the son of Thomas Philips & Mary Ann Eichelberger of Hagerstown, Washington, MD

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