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Hewat, Alexander (1740?–03 March 1824), historian and minister, was born in Scotland. Nothing is known of Hewat’s parentage and birth. He attended the 1755–1756 session at the University of Edinburgh where he studied logic and metaphysics. In November 1763 he was called to Charleston, South Carolina, to minister to one of the leading, dissenting Scottish First Presbyterian congregations in South Carolina....

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Thompson, Ernest Trice (02 July 1894–29 March 1985), southern Presbyterian churchman and historian, was born in Texarkana, Texas, the son of Ernest T. Thompson, Presbyterian minister, and Jimmie Sawyer Graves. Thompson’s family moved to Edinburgh, Scotland (1895–1896), and then to Louisville, Kentucky (1897–1902), before his father became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, West Virginia (1902–1936). As a Sunday school student in Charleston, Thompson felt the dual influence of the social gospel writings of ...