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Rev John Rankin

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Rev John Rankin

  • Birth 5 Feb 1793 Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 18 Mar 1886 Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 8760833

Religious figure. Ohio Presbyterian Clergyman of anti-slavery period. Founder of the Free Presbyterian Church of America and President of the Ripley College in Ripley, Ohio. He helped Eliza and George Harris, and other individuals from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to freedom. He founded the American Reform Book and Track Society of Cincinnati, and he was the author of several books, including "Covenant of Grace" in 1869.

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  • Originally Created by: ilovehistory
  • Added: 15 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8760833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Rankin (5 Feb 1793–18 Mar 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8760833, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .