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DICKEY, Ebenezer, clergyman, born near Oxford, Pennsylvania, 12 March 1772; died in Oxford, Pennsylvania, 31 May 1831. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1792, was settled over the Churches of Oxford and Octoraro, and remained pastor of the Oxford Church till his death. In 1822, with Dr. George Junkin and most of the associate Reformed clergy and their Churches, he entered the Presbyterian connection. Princeton gave him the degree of D. D. in 1823. He published a "Tract to Parents," a pamphlet entitled "Plea for Christian Communion," and wrote for the "Christian Advocate" a series of letters on "Travels in Europe for Health in 1820" that were widely read.
His son, John Miller, born in Oxford, Pennsylvania, 15 December 1806; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 March 1878, was graduated at Dickinson College in 1824, and at Princeton theological seminary in 1827. In 1828 he was employed in missionary labor in northeastern Pennsylvania, and the following year in Florida and southern Georgia. In 1830 he was installed pastor at Newcastle, Del., and after his father's death assumed charge of the Church at Oxford, Pennsylvania, and that of Upper West Nottingham. He conducted the Oxford female seminary for fifteen years in addition to his pastoral duties. In 1856 he resigned his pastorate. He took the principal part in establishing the Ashmun institute (afterward Lincoln University) at Oxford, and was president of the board of trustees from 1854 till his death. He was also a director of Princeton theological seminary, and president of the board in 1858'78.
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