Yerkes, Stephen - from United States

ID: 261056
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1837

After graduation he began the study of theology in Baltimore, Md., where he resided for fifteen years. He taught during most of this time, at first in the public schools, but from 1843 in a private classical school, being at the same time pastor of Presbyterian churches at Long Green and Bethel, in the same county. In 1852 he became Professor of Ancient Languages m Transylvania University, at Lexington, Ky., and pastor of a church m the vicinity, and so served until his election, m May, 1857, by the Old School General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church as Professor of Biblical and Oriental Literature in the Theological Seminary at Danville, Ky. In May, 1866, he resigned this chair, and for the next three years was acting Professor of Greek in Centre College, Danville, though resuming in May, 1867, his old relation to the Theological Seminary, which he held until his death. The title of his chair was changed in 1869 to Biblical Literature and Exegetical Theology, and later to New Testament Literature and Exegesis, and he was also President of the Faculty for some time before his death. He died of apoplexy, at his home in Danville, after an illness which had confined him to his room for several weeks, on March 28, 1896, in his 79th year.

Obituary record of Graduates of Yale College, year 1896-96, page 365

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