Rev. Samuel McAdow

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Samuel McAdow

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Guilford, North Carolina
Death: March 20, 1844 (83)
Bond, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Henrietta McAdow
Father of David King McAdow and Isabelle Hunter

Occupation: Presbyterian Minister
Managed by: Michael Hunter
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About Rev. Samuel McAdow

Rev. Samuel McAdow (1760–1844), a Presbyterian minister, was, in 1810, one of the founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a Christian denomination spawned by the Second Great Awakening. An outgrowth of the Great Revival of 1800, the new denomination arose to minister to the spiritual needs of a pioneer people who turned from the doctrine of predestination as they interpreted it to embrace the so-called "Whosoever Will" gospel of the new church.

On February 4, 1810, near what later became Burns, Tennessee in the log cabin home of the Rev. Samuel McAdow, he, the Rev. Finis Ewing, and the Rev. Samuel King reorganized Cumberland Presbytery. After rapid growth, Cumberland Presbytery became Cumberland Synod in 1813 and the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination in 1829 when the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was established.

A replica of the Rev. McAdow's cabin now stands where the three founded the church, and a sandstone chapel commemorating the event has been erected nearby. These two buildings are two of the main attractions in the surrounding Montgomery Bell State Park.

A detailed biography is available from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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Rev. Samuel McAdow's Timeline

April 10, 1760
Guilford, North Carolina
December 28, 1792
Age 32
March 14, 1809
Age 48
March 20, 1844
Age 83
Bond, Illinois, United States
Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States