1763; b. Co. Down, bapt. Roman Catholic; became Presbyterian minister, nr. Armagh; emig. to America
in 1807; minister at
Chartiers Presbytery which embraced Washington, Pennsylvania, where most of his associates from Ireland and Scotland had settled; lost his congregation after accusations of departing from the Anti-Burgher doctrine which he has first supported; and founded the Campbellites, later the Disciples of Christ or
Christian Church; addressed himself to Christians on the basis that where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent; established the Christian Association, and prepared a Declaration and a longer Address which the Association permitted to be printed in a vote of 7 Sept. 1809.
Website: biography at www.cccdisciples.org and other evangelical websites [link].
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