Joshua Lacy Wilson papers, 1877-1910

Descriptive Summary

Title
Joshua Lacy Wilson papers, 1877-1910
Creator
Wilson, Joshua Lacy, 1774-1846.
Extent
2 volumes
Subjects
Wilson, Joshua L. (Joshua Lacy), 1774-1846.
Wilson, Samuel R. (Samuel Ramsey), 1818-1886.
Wilson, Sarah B. Mackay, fl. 1790-1810.
Lynn, A. W.
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
First Presbyterian Church (Cincinnati, Ohio).
Lane Theological Seminary.--Board of Trustees.
Presbyterians--Kentucky.
Presbyterians--Ohio.
Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Biography.
Clergy--Biography.
Clergy.
Mercrer County (Ky.)
Pisgah (Ky.).
Louisville (Ky.).
Cincinnati (Ohio).
Bardstown (Ky.).
Big Spring (Ky.).
Autobiographies.
Typescripts
Arrangement
No discernible arrangement.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Minister. Joshua Lacy Wilson, a native of Virginia, moved with his family to Kentucky in 1781. After studying in Pisgah, Ky. in Mercer County and in Louisville, Wilson was licensed as a Presbyterian minister in 1802. He served first at churches in Big Spring and Bardstown, but moved in 1808 to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served as pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati until his death in 1846. Wilson was often the center of controversy as he was active in promoting the beliefs of the old school of Presbyterian theology. While in Cincinnati, Wilson assisted in the founding of Cincinnati College, where he taught moral philosophy and logic for several years. From 1828 to 1830, he served as the first chairperson of the Lane Theological Seminary Board of Trustees. In 1801, Wilson married Sarah B. Mackay. They had eight children, one of whom was Samuel Ramsey Wilson, a noted Presbyterian minister.
Scope and Content
The material is comprised of a manuscript copy and a typescript copy of the autobiography of Joshua Lacy Wilson, a nineteenth century Presbyterian minister. The manuscript copy was hand copied from the original (1848) by A. W. Lynn of Jerseyville, Ill. on May 23, 1877. The typewritten copy was made from the manuscript copy in September, 1910 by Samuel M. Wilson.

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