Sunday, April 08, 2007

One Hundred Seventieth Anniversary

170 years ago today, the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson was organized on a Saturday afternoon, April 8, 1837 by the Reverend Peter Donan (a student of Charles Hodge and Samuel Miller at Princeton Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. The shepherd and flock consisted of Reverend Donan and four people: Mrs. Margaret E. Mayson, Mrs. Susan Patton, and John Robb and his wife, Marion. The organizational meeting was held in "the Old State House," Mississippi’s first capitol, a small two-story structure on the northeast corner of E. Capitol and N. President Streets.

1 comment:

Jonathon said...

Awesome!