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The Autobiography and Ministerial Life of the Rev John Johnston, D D

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER L His parentage—His baptism—Early reminiscences—Dutch parsonage—Death of Colonel Barber—Small-pox—Removal to a farm—Going to school—The Bible read in school—Farming—Placed in a store—Conversation with his ...
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER L His parentage—His baptism—Early reminiscences—Dutch parsonage—Death of Colonel Barber—Small-pox—Removal to a farm—Going to school—The Bible read in school—Farming—Placed in a store—Conversation with his father respecting an occupation—Chooses an education —Commences Latin under his pastor, the Rev. J. Freeman— Advice given by his father—Goes to school in Montgomery —Removed to Kingston Academy—The death of his father —Makes arrangement to enter college—Drives cattle to market—Conversation of two little boys respecting God— Recognises one of these boys forty-five years afterwards. To profit myself, and to gratify iny friends, I have determined to note a few things respecting myself, from my birth to the present time. My parents were from the north of Ireland. My father from the county of Cavan, and my mother from Longford. My father, the youngest of thirteen children, was often heard to say, that his great-grandfather came from England, in connexion with the army under King "William, and fought in the battle of the Boyne, July 1st, 1690. "When the army was disbanded he remained in Ireland, and settled in the county of Cavan. There my father was born, December 1st, 1743, his parents being in connexion with the Episcopal church. In 1774 he emigrated to this country, and located himself in the province of Hew York, intending to return to his native land at the end of seven years. In the year 1775 my mother, Jane Moncriff, in company with her brother Charles, arrived in this country, and tarried with a distant relative, in the neighborhood where my father resided. Although in the old country my father and mother had no knowledge of each other, their common origin on the Emerald Isle led to an acquaintance, which terminated in marriage in 1777. PA...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781425520571
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Library
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER L His parentageHis baptismEarly reminiscencesDutch parsonageDeath of Colonel BarberSmall-poxRemoval to a farmGoing to schoolThe Bible read in schoolFarmingPlaced in a storeConversation with his father respecting an occupationChooses an education Commences Latin under his pastor, the Rev. J. Freeman Advice given by his fatherGoes to school in Montgomery Removed to Kingston AcademyThe death of his father Makes arrangement to enter collegeDrives cattle to marketConversation of two little boys respecting God Recognises one of these boys forty-five years afterwards. To profit myself, and to gratify iny friends, I have determined to note a few things respecting myself, from my birth to the present time. My parents were from the north of Ireland. My father from the county of Cavan, and my mother from Longford. My father, the youngest of thirteen children, was often heard to say, that his great-grandfather came from England, in connexion with the army under King "William, and fought in the battle of the Boyne, July 1st, 1690. "When the army was disbanded he remained in Ireland, and settled in the county of Cavan. There my father was born, December 1st, 1743, his parents being in connexion with the Episcopal church. In 1774 he emigrated to this country, and located himself in the province of Hew York, intending to return to his native land at the end of seven years. In the year 1775 my mother, Jane Moncriff, in company with her brother Charles, arrived in this country, and tarried with a distant relative, in the neighborhood where my father resided. Although in the old country my father and mother had no knowledge of each other, their common origin on the Emerald Isleled to an acquaintance, which terminated in marriage in 1777. PA...
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