Biddle, William Phillips

Biddle, William Phillips a Baptist minister, was born near London Bridge, Princess Anne Co., Va., Jan. 17, 1788. He began to preach in 1808, and took a deep interest. in all matters pertaining to the growth and prosperity of his denomination in North Carolina, where he took up his residence in 1810. Being a man of large wealth, he gave his services gratuitously to the churches to which he ministered, chiefly in the eastern parts of Virginia and South Carolina. He died at Newberne, N. C., Aug. 8, 1853. "He was eminent for a devout spirit, a godly walk, and a large measure of usefulness in his day." See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6:559; Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. p. 99. (J. C. S.)

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