Cossitt, F. R. The Life and Times of Rev. Finis Ewing, one of the fathers and founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. To which is added, Remarks on Davidson's History, or, A Review of his chapters on the Revival of 1800, and his History of the Cumberland Presbyterians. With an Appendix. Louisville, Ky.: Rev. Lee Roy Woods, Agent for the Board of Publication of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1853. First Edition.
Blindstamped cloth, spine in gilt, binding probably purple at one time, now faded to pink, spine now brown. 5 x 7 3/4 inches, binding structurally sound with some old blotches. Green end papers, recent former owner's signature on ffep, presentation inscription recto of frontis contemporary with publication. Engraved portrait of Rev. Ewing with facsimile signature, x., (11)-501 pp., clean, 8 pp. catalogue of books. Good. Hardcover. 
No. 1258 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "With an excellent treatment of the revival of 1800."
The author, Rev. Franceway Ranna Cossitt, D.D. (1790-1864), b. Claremont, NH; d. Lebanon, TN. He began his career as an Episcopalian but after attending camp meetings he became one of the early ministers of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He was their first stated clerk in the General Assembly of 1829, and the founder of Cumberland College.
The subject of this biography, Rev. Finis Ewing (1773-1841), a native of Virginia; settled in Tennessee as a young man and then moved to Kentucky. He was converted under the preaching of James McGready in the great revival of 1800. He became one of the Council of Revival Ministers, outcasts from the Presbyterian Church, ejected in 1805 over revival measures and lack of education. In 1810 he was the principal leader in the founding of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.