Bayliss, Samuel, a Congregational minister, was born at Stratford-on-Avon, England, Jan. 9, 1812. His early years were spent in New York and Philadelphia, and from 1832 to 1842 he was engaged in business in Rochester, N. Y. From 1842 to 1853 he was agent of the American Tract Society; but May 1 of the latter year he was ordained an evangelist in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a result of his labors the Warren Mission Church in Brooklyn was organized in the following year, and he remained in pastoral charge of it until 1866, when he was elected secretary and agent of the Brooklyn Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. He continued to hold this position until 1877. His death occurred in Brooklyn, Feb. 12, 1879. See Cong. Yearbook, 1880, p. 12.