Bailey, Giles

Bailey, Giles a Universalist minister, was born in Acworth, N. H., May 7, 1815. He received a liberal education; began teaching school at the age of seventeen.; took private instruction in theology; was licensed to preach in 1839, and ordained in 1840. He labored successively two years in Winthrop, seven years in Brunswick, three years in Oldtown, three in Dexter, Me.; two in Claremont, N. H.; eight in Gardiner, two in Belfast, Me.; and then removed to Reading, Pa., where, after nine years of faithful labor, he closed his life, May 14, 1878. Mr. Bailey was an able, energetic, instructive, and interesting preacher, often thrilling his hearers with his impressive powers. He was a frequent and valuable contributor to his denominational papers, and was for some time editor of the Universalist, and three years editor of the Register. See Universalist Register, 1879, p. 92.

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