Barrett, Selah

Barrett, Selah a Free-will Baptist minister, was born in Stafford, Tolland Co., Conn., Feb. 25, 1790. When he was a child his father moved to Vermont. Here, at the age of twenty-two, he was hopefully converted, and joined the Strafford Church, this being the first Freewill Baptist Church formed in the state. In the fall of 1817 he removed to Rutland, O., and in 1837 was liceused to preach by the Meigs Quarterly Meeting. His ordination took place in September, 1849, in Cheshire, O. Here he preached more than in any other place, although he labored in different churches in his own quarterly meeting and in that of Athens. He died in Rutland, July 12, 1860. See Free-will Baptist Register, 1861, p. 91. (J.C.S.)

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