James Waddell Alexander

ALEXANDER, James Waddell. b. Hopewell Estate, Louisa County, Virginia, 15 March 1804; d. Red Sweetsprings, Virginia, 31 July 1859. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Archibald Alexander (1772-1851) and Janetta (née Waddell) Alexander (1782-1832) he was educated at schools in Philadelphia, where his father was briefly a minister, and then at Princeton, where his father had been appointed as the first professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary (1812). James Waddell Alexander went to the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) (AB 1820); he then studied theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. After a period teaching at the Seminary, he was pastor of two Presbyterian...

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