Bedel, Abram

Bedel, Abram a Baptist minister, was born in Maine about the year 1800. He became a member of the Church in Amherst, Me., from which he received a license to preach in 1824. He preached for some time as an itinerant minister, and in 1825 was successful in gathering the Church in Crawford, Me. He preached as an evangelist in this and neighboring towns till his ordination in 1832 as pastor of the First Church in Camden. In 1833 he removed to Gardiner, where he was pastor five years, 1833-38. On leaving this place he devoted himself to evangelistic work for several years. We have not learned the precise date of his death. See Millett, Hist. of the Baptists of Maine, p. 435. (J. C. S.)

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