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Clergyman

David Rice, American clergyman. member Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1792.

Background

Rice, David was born on December 29, 1733 in Hanover County, Virginia, United States. Son of David Rice.

Education

Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1761.

Career

Missionary in Bedford County, Virginia, 1769-1783. Co-founder Hampden-Sydney College, 1775, Transylvania U., Lexington, Kentucky, 1780. Itinerant preacher organizing churches in Kentucky and Ohio, 1783-1798.

Member Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1792. Pastor in Green County, Kentucky, 1798-1816. Largely responsible for establishment Presbyterianism in Kentucky.

Gave sermon at founding Presbyterian Synod of Kentucky, 1802. Author: An Essay on Baptism, 1789. Slavery Inconsistent with Justice and Good Policy, 1792.

An Epistle to the Citizens of Kentucky Professing Christianity, 1805. A Second Epistle, 1808.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: An Essay on Baptism, 1789. Slavery Inconsistent with Justice and Good Policy, 1792. An Epistle to the Citizens of Kentucky Professing Christianity, 1805.

      A Second Epistle, 1808.

Membership

Member Kentucky Constitutional Convention, 1792.

Connections

Married Mary Blair, 1763, 11 children.

father:
David Rice. Rice

spouse:
Mary Blair