“JOHN McMILLAN The Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West (1952) 1753-1833 By Dwight Raymond Guthrie University of Pittsburgh Press Copyright 1952
The book written by DWIGHT R. GUTHRIE, December, 1951 is an excellent book.
Pg. 107(actual page)
JOHN BRICE (1760-1811)
JOHN BRICE was born in Harford County, Maryland, a county bordering on the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.He came with his father and mother to western Pennsylvania, probably to Washington County, before 1781, when he was a student, for a short time, under McMILLAN.And about 1783 or 1784, it seems, he was studying with THADDEUS DOD at Upper Ten Mile.Upper and Lower Ten Mile were about ten miles from Washington and about ten miles apart...(pg. 108)He was licensed April 15, 1788 and at thirty was ordained, April 22, 1790, and installed as minister for the congregation of Three Ridges (near what is now West Alexander, fifteen miles southwest of Washington close to the West Virginia border) and of the Forks of Wheeling.BRICE was one of the first ministers who were wholly trained and ordained west of the Alleghenies; the other JAMES HUGHES, was ordained the day before BRICE.
For 18 years he was minister of the same two congregations until he resigned because of ill health.In 1810 he was dismissed to the new Presbyterian of Lancaster, but returned his certificate without using it.Until the year before his death, as his health allowed, he did missionary preaching in Greene County, often, “in what is now the Unity Church,” and in northwestern Virginia.On August 26, 1811, he died.He is buried in the old graveyard of Unity Church.He was married twice, first to REBECCA KERR, sister of JAMES KERR, an elder of Pigeon Creek Church, who was a member of the state legislature of ten terms.She died in 1792 on a Sabbath day.He was then married to JEAN STOCKTON, sister of the REVEREND JOSEPH STOCKTON.