Bain, Hope a Universalist minister, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, May 30, 1795. He removed soon after, with his parents, to the West Indies; later, to Baltimore, Md.; served in the war of 1812, in a Baltimore company of volunteers; was a member of the Presbyterian Church for several years; and became agent of the American Sunday-school Union for the Mississippi Valley in 1830. He embraced Universalism in 1847, and was ordained a preacher of that faith in 1848, at Norfolk, Va. In 1851 he moved to North Carolina, wherein before the Rebellion he preached in twenty counties, and afterwards in six. He died at his home in Goldsborough, N. C., Oct. 5, 1876. See Universalist Register, 1877, p. 116.