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Thomas Crawford McBride

Thomas Crawford McBride

Male 1777 - 1857  (79 years)

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  • Name Thomas Crawford McBride 
    Born 25 Jul 1777  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1857  Carlton, Yamhill, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried McBride Cemetery, Carlton, Yamhill, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27703  Tofterå Slettemoen
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father James McBryde,   b. Aug 1751, County Down, Ulster, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1836, Lincoln, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F11326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Thomas Crawford McBride, Sr
      25 Jul 1777
      Virginia, USA
      29 Apr 1857 (aged 79)
      Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
      McBride Cemetery
      Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
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      Gospel preacher.

      "Thomas McBride was another able preacher, who came from Madison County, Kentucky, and settled also in Boone County, Missouri, in 1816. He was perhaps the first advocate of primitive Christianity in the state of Missouri. His labours were chiefly confined to the counties of Calloway, Howard, Monroe, Randolph, Cooper, Saline, and Lafayette. His influence was very great among the churches, and to him the Disciples of Missouri are greatly indebted for his early advocacy of their cause." --W. T. Moore, Comprehensive History of Disciples of Christ, page 737.

      "The Christians in Oregon lost a truly patriarchal figure when the elderly Thomas McBride died in 1857. He had been a co-laborer with Barton Warren Stone, John Mulkey, and Alexander Campbell among others, and while he lived he was a direct link to the earliest days of the Restoration Movement. 'I was the pioneer of the Christian ministry in Missouri,' he reminded his grandson. He had not only been the first Christian preacher to locate in Missouri Territory, but he had devoted more than 30 years of his life to nurturing the cause of Bible Christianity in that state. He was 70 years old and nearly blind when he crossed the Oregon Trail in 1847, but he preached with power on the Oregon frontier for another decade. McBride was three months beyond his 80th birthday when he died peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 1857, at his residence in Yamhill County. Surrounded by his large family of committed Christians and a host of Christian friends, he was laid to rest in McBride Cemetery." --Jerry Rushford, Christians on the Oregon Trail, p 240.

      The McBride Family Preachers Among Other Champions In The Early Days

      "About this time, it was 1810, our pastor Thomas McBride, introduced the question into the church, whether or not it was right for all of God's children to sit down together at the Lord's Table. I said "No." I tried to argue against it but could find no scriptures to condemn it. I thought by next monthly meeting I would be able to lay it cold. I read the New Testament through but did not find any proof. I thought that I had read it too much in a hurry. I read it over again and still had not found it. Then I commenced to read it to find what the Book did say. I could not find what I had always heard the Baptist preach that is that it was wrong for any but Baptist to sit down to the Lord's Table. By the next meeting I was prepared to sit and say nothing. The more I examined the more I was convinced that all of God's people should sit down at the Lord's Table and none else. The church investigated this question for six months and half contended for Christian Union, the other half to the Baptist doctrine of a closed communion. We parted in peace and so made out the church record. About this time there were a number of Baptist preachers who left the Baptist communion, namely, John Mulkey, Philip Mulkey, Wm. Randolph, Thomas McBride, Thomas Stone, Cordo Stone, Old Martin Trap and Young Martin Trap. These were distinguished preachers from the Baptist Church. They were from the Presbyterian Church, Barton W. Stone and John Bowman. Other preachers who stood connected with us were Benj. Linn, Lewis Byrom, Wm. Kincaid, David Moglia, Daniel Travis, Ephriam D. Moore, John Davis, Elihu Randolph, Robt. Randolph, Abner Peeler, and others that I cannot now recollect. Brother Alexander Campbell was not among us. He was first known among us as the great champion of the Baptists by his debate with Walker, then by his debate with McCauley. We had a great revival and ingathering and many preachers arose among us, namely Joseph McBride, Andrew McBride and Isaac McBride, all brothers of our old preacher Thomas McBride, Wm. D. Jourdan, Benj. Hall, Asbery Stone, Livi Nichols, W. W. Matthews, Sam'l Giles, Tolbert Fanning, all of whom were workmen of whom no one should be ashamed. Also Thatcher Griffin, Alonzo Griffin, Brother James Anderson, Wm. Hooten, son of the one-eyed Christian preacher, John Hooten. These all arose and labored in the upper part of Middle Tennessee. I feel called upon to a tribute to Barton W. Stone. I was intimately acquainted with him, having traveled with him in preaching. He was great in humility, undeviating in honesty, of extensive learning, with unabating zeal, and in piety, fearlessly plain and independent, possessed of deep and quick penetration, he ever earnestly contended for the faith. He was one of the first and great pioneers of the great Christian Reformation of the 19th century. His ways and manner reminded me of what we read of Old Abraham, the father of the faithful." -Excerpt from the Autobiography of Abner Hill

      The first wife of Thomas McBride was Eliza Womack (1780-1806). They had Jacob, Charlotte, James, Lavina and Thomas C. His second wife was Nancy; his third wife was Ann Wright. --Anna Jaech

      There is documentary evidence from the Spring Creek Church in Jackson TN that Thomas was married to Nancy by July 7, 1802. This means that James McBride is Eliza Womack McBride's last child and it means that it is likely that Eliza died in childbirth for James. Lavina and Thomas Crawford McBride Jr, are Nancy's children.---Glenn R. Morton, 10-8, 2016.