Description

Black and white sketch of James W. Moore, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The father of Presbyterianism

James Wilson Moore who spent 45 years in the Presbyterian ministry in Arkansas, was born 1797 near Milton, Pennsylvania.. In 1824 he entered the theological seminary at Princeton, N.J…. He was licensed to preach and on Nov. 21, 1827, he was ordained missionary for Arkansas.... He reached Little Rock Jan. 25, 1828, and on the following Sunday preached his first sermon... On July 27, 1828 he organized the First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock.

James W. Moore

The Reverend Moore was an intimate friend of Izard, Pope, Newton, Ashley, Woodruff and other distinguished early Arkansans.... In 1840 he moved to "Ruralia," 30 miles east of Little Rock... He he established Sylvania Academy and taught in this school for a quarter of a century.. He died at Ruralia in 1873..

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 46

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James W. Moore, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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