Biddle, William

Biddle, William a Baptist minister, was born in Hertfordshire, England, June 27, 1824. He came with his father, a Baptist minister, to America in 1832, and subsequently believing himself called of God to the work of the ministry, he entered upon a course of study in Madison University, where he graduated in 1849. After preaching for a time without settlement, he was appointed missionary to Asia by the Board of the Missionary Union in July, 1851, and ordained Aug. 13. A few weeks after his ordination he was taken ill, and died Sept. 17, 1851. "He was a man of devoted piety and great promise." See Amer. Baptist Register, 1852, p. 415. (J.C.S.)

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