Barbour, Samuel

Barbour, Samuel an English Congregational minister, was born in the County Antrim, Ireland, Jan. 4, 1803. In early life he studied at Glasgow University; but was unable to remain long enough to take his degree. He joined the Methodist Society, and became a local preacher. His views afterwards changed, and he joined the Congregationalists and was ordained as an evangelist in connection with the Leeds Mission. In a short time he became superintendent of the mission, having several under his direction, as well as their work to plan. Much of this work was in holding out-door meetings. He was engaged for some years in public controversy, contending valiantly and successfully against Swedenborgianism, Mormonism, socialism, Romanism, and the Barker development of infidelity. He died Oct. 4, 1855, with firm faith in Christ. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1857, p. 166.

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