Baptist, Edward, Dd

Baptist, Edward, D.D., a Baptist minister, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., May 12, 1790, and was a graduate of Hampden Sidney College. Changing his relations from the Presbyterian Church, which he joined at the age of eighteen, he became a Baptist, and was ordained in 1815 and settled in Powhatan County. Dr. Baptist occupied a very prominent position in his denomination: in Virginia, and took an active part in promoting, its interests in the state. In 1835 he removed to Marengo County, Ala., and was for many years pastor of a Church in Uniontown. He was a somewhat prolific writer, contributing many articles to the Richmond Religious Herald, etc. He died March 31, 1863. See Baptist Encyclop. p. 72. (J. C. S.)

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