Frederick Augustus Ross

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Frederick Augustus Ross, (December 25, 1796 – April 13, 1883) was a Presbyterian clergyman.

He was born in Cobham, Cumberland County, Virginia. He was educated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, entered the ministry, emancipated his slaves, and from 1826 till 1852 was pastor of Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he had moved in 1818. In 1828 he labored as an evangelist in Kentucky and Ohio. At the division of the Presbyterian general assembly in 1837–38 he adhered to the New School branch, and in 1855 he became pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church in Huntsville, Alabama, holding this charge until 1875 and continuing pastor emeritus until his death.

With James Gallaher and David Nelson he edited a monthly publication entitled The Calvinistic Magazine, founded in 1826, and he published a book entitled Slavery As Ordained of God (Philadelphia, 1857).

He died in Huntsville, Alabama.

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