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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

American Baptist Register of 1852 Obituaries

Second posting of those beginning with the letter B:

Bennett, Alfred, numbered among the honored and venerable fathers of the Baptists of Western New York, and known in all sections of the land as a fervent and efficient pleader for foreign missions, died at his residence in Homer, N.Y., May 10, 1851, aged 70 years. His views of truth were clear, decided, and sound, - his manner of preaching fervid, rapid, forcible, and plain. He was of devout spirit, and died in the unclouded assurance of a glorious immortality. He was too weak to converse with freedom, he was wont to reply to inquiries respecting the state of his mind; “I am almost home, Jesus is precious”. “Peace” “All is clear” “Not a cloud, not a shade”.
Biddle, W. T., was born in Hertfordshire, England, June 27, 1824. In 1832, his father, Rev. Wm. Biddle, now of Brookfield, Ct., immigrated to this country, bringing his son, then eight years of age, with him. He was hopefully converted in 1835, and deeming himself called of God to the work of the ministry, entered upon a course of study at Madison University, where he graduated in 1849. He was appointed missionary to Asia by the Board of the Missionary Union, in July, 1851, was ordained August 13, married August 14, and died September 17th, in the 28th year of his age. He was a man of devoted piety and of great promise.
Broaddus, Andrew, was the most eminent and honored of the Baptist ministers of Virginia. He was emphatically a great man, of mighty intellilectual powers, of earnest and persuasive eloquence and of devout and gentle spirit. For more than sixty years he labored efficiently in the ministry, and died in the 85th year of his age. Among his last words were these, "Hark I see! The angels are instructing me how to behave myself in glory!"
Brown, Obadiah B., for more than forty years pastor of the First Baptist Church, Washington City, died in April, 1852, in the 73d year of his age.



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