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salvation from his lips. On the Friday following some of the family were getting ready to go to a prayer meeting two miles distant. He went to the door and directed what horses to saddle, but before they returned he was in glory. He was sensible to the last, and had the petition which he was often heard to offer fully answered-by having an easy and joyful passage from time into eternity. Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
According to the custom of the country he had the pastoral charge of two congregations during the great er part of bis life, dividing his Sabbaths and other services equally between them. The year previous to his death the people of Walnut Hill had finished a large and comfortable stone church, and had entered into asa rangements to secure the whole of his services.
SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OG
REV. TERAH TEMPLIN:-(Facts furnished by JAMES H. RICE.)
In page 82, reference has been made to the manner in which Mr. Rice spent bis evenings anjong the Peaks of Otter previous to his having removed his family
there. A Mr. John Templin, a respectable farmer, had been peculiarly useful in promoting these evening exercises. To him the people of the neighbourhood, who were under serious impressions, generally made their eases known—and then he would at the meeting referred to propose to, Mr. Rice such questions, or such-subjects for conversation, as would meet their varied ca
After Mr. Rice had settled there he became acquainted with his son Terah, who was then 23 or 24 years old, Observing in him something promising, he proposed to the father that he should be sent to school with a view of being employed in the ministry. The reply was, that it was impossible, as the son was under a matrimonial engagement, and would soon likely have a family to provide for. A few weeks after, a young woman in the neighbourhood died, and then the father informed Mr. Rice that the only obstacle to his son's commencing a course of liberal education was removed. Mr. Rice then took Terah, with one or two others, who were looking forward to the ministry, under his particular care. Some other gentlemen in the neighbourhood, who designed giving their sons a liberal educa. tion, applied to him also about this time, and he soon had a flourishing grammar school. These he collected and attended to chiefly with the view of keeping the youth of the country from being scattered into different colonies, until Hampden, Sidney, and Liberty Hall, now Washington college, Virginia, should be opened for their reception. To effect which, Hanover Presbyte
ry, by whom these useful institutions of learning were first projected, was then assiduously engaged.*
Mr. Templin's history is short, though it is intimately connected with the destiny of many immortals. He was one of the first students of Liberty Hall, where he went through all the course which was then taught, He was licensed by Hanover Presbytery about the year 1780. He came to Kentucky at an early period, and was ordained, sine titulo, at Danville or Cane Run, in
1785. He first settled in Washington county, where "he organized several churches, and laboured faithfully
for 15 or 16 years. From thence he followed Gen. John Caldwell, whose house had been his home from his first settlement, into Livingston county, and there officiated as a regular supply to several churches, and organized some new ones, till the death of his patron and benefactor. He then returned to Washington county, and made the house of John Reed, esq. his home, till his death, which happened 6th Oct. 1818, aged 76 years.
* These colleges, projected, erected, and supported chiefly by Presbyterians, have continued to flourish for upwards of a century, not only without legislative patronage, but in oposition to considerable legislative jealousy. And each of them has produced a greater number of active and useful men in the different learned professions, than has been produced by William and Mary, with all her endowments and state patronage.
Two hundred acres of escheated land in the vicinity, and the proceeds of the sale of a church glebe, is about the ainount of what Hampden and Sidney received of state funds. (Liberty Hall having received from Gen. Washing, ton a donation of 100 shares in the James River Canal, as umed his name.
fle never married, and although he laboured in the gospel ministry for upwards of 40 years, he received little or no support of any pecuniary nature. He was not possessed of the first order of talents, but his performances were respectable, and his subjects always well digested. Ilis sentiments were orthodox-his manner tender and solcmn, so that he rarely failed to solemnize his audience. Ile was a plain practical preacher, and was much esteemed by his brethren for his modesty and unafiected integrity.
The following is an extract from the Records of Transylvania Presbytery, of April 7th, 1819.
Transylvania Presbytery, Bardstown. With the most tender and affectionate recollections, this Presbytery records the death of the Rev. Terah Templin, which took place on the 6th day of Oct. 1818.
He was admitted a member of the Preshytery at its first meeting in Kentucky, on the 17th day of Oct. 1786, to all the duties of which, while he continued with us, he was a faithful and punctual attendant until his death. During the whole course of his religious profession he daily appeared to walk with God. In his deportment before the world he exhibited an undissem. bled pattern of piety, and in all his intercourse with mankind was “an Israelite indeed, in whom was no guile."
And when our God shall come, and all his saints with him, it may be that this same modest, unassuming, almost unknown, Terah Templin, will be acknowledged as having served his Lord and Master, and to have promoted the true interests of his country more effectually
than many of his cotemporaries, who made a greater figure in the history of the day, have done. Let my soul at its departure be with thee, Terah, rather than with Gen G, or Col. N. or Rev. Ą. M. or the hon. and eloquent senator and judge, J. R. S,
SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND LABOURS OF. REV. SAMUEL RANNELLS. -By Rev. John M' FARLAND.
Rev. SAMUEL RANNELS was born December 10th, 1765, in Hampshire county, Virginia, where he contintinued with his father until he was nearly twenty years of age. Of his early education we have no particular account. - He graduated, March, 1792, at Dickinson college, then under the able, and justly celebrated Pres. ident, the Rev. Charles Nisbet, D. D.
He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Lexington, Virginia, 1794.
In the spring of 1795 he came to Kentucky, and received a call to the united congregations of Paris and Stoner-mouth, which he accepted, and was ordained 1796. He returned to Virginia in the spring of 1797, where he was married to Miss Margaret Gilkison on he 10th of May,