Sources of Historical Information about

the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America

By: Roger Kemps © 2010

 

There are several sources of information available.

 

“History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America” was written by W. Melancthon Glasgow, and published in 1888. Pages 430 through 744, of this book, provide sketches of 293 ministers. Six McClurkin ministers are detailed on pages 579 through 583.

 

The Reformed Presbyterian History Archives has a vast quantity of information available:

·      “Sketches of the Ministers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America from 1888 – 1930” provides a continuation of the sketches of the ministers, as well as, 57 additional pages. Six McClurkin ministers are detailed on pages 190 through 196.

·      “Covenanter Ministers 1930 – 1963” brings the sketches of the ministers to the year 1963 and includes 94 additional pages. Donald and Walter McClurkin are detailed on pages 122 through 123.

·      “Reformed Presbyterian Ministers 1950 – 1993” is a book that primarily contains "bare facts" biographical sketches of all men ordained as teaching elders in the RPCNA who lived between the years 1950 and 1993. Donald and Walter McClurkin are detailed on pages 108 through 110.

·      “The Reformed Presbyterian” was a monthly magazine that was published from March 1837 through December 1862. It was assembled into volumes by year. Some of the links are broken. See associated Family References from this newsletter.

·      “The Covenanter” was a monthly magazine that was published from August 1845 through December 1862. It was assembled into volumes by year. Some of the links are broken. See associated Family References from this newsletter.

·      “The Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter” was a monthly magazine that was a combination of the above two. It was published from January 1863 through December 1895 and is assembled into volumes by year. Some of the links are broken. See associated Family References from this newsletter.

·      “Our Banner” was a monthly magazine that was published from January 1874 through June 1894 and is assembled into volumes by year. See associated Family References from this newsletter.

·      “Christian Nation” was a weekly magazine that was published from September 1884 through June 1928. It is assembled into volumes, two per year. Some of the links are broken. See associated Family References from this newsletter.

·      “The Covenanter Witness” was a weekly magazine that was published from July 1928 through, at least, December 1979. It is assembled into volumes, two per year. (Issues after December 1979 are not in the RPCNA Archives). See associated Family References from this newsletter for references through December 1962.

 

The Oakdale Reformed Presbyterian Church is a congregation that began in 1834 near Oakdale, Illinois. Thomas McClurken (1756 – 1845) and his son, John McClurkin (1792 – 1874), were two of the three original elders of this congregation. John’s religious legacy was carried on by his family. Six descendants were ministers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church: sons, John Johnston McClurkin, and Hugh Park McClurkin; grandsons, John Knox McClurkin, Thaddeus Zwingle McClurkin and Albert Witsius McClurkin; and great grandson, Walter Clyde McClurkin. Samuel Rutherford McClurkin, another grandson of Thomas McClurkin, was also a minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Donald Ross McClurkin is descended from Mathew McClurkin, a brother of Thomas.

 

 

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