Billings, Oliver

Billings, Oliver a Baptist minister, was born in Maine about the year 1795, and was in early life converted in Fayette, Me. He was ordained as an evangelist in 1800, and was not long after called to the pastorate of the church in Fayette. Of this church he was the acting pastor for more than twenty years, and senior pastor until his death, which occurred July 31, 1842.

He had a son, JOHN, who was one of the early students at Waterville, was licensed in 1825, ordained pastor of the church in Addison in 1826, where he remained seventeen years (1826-43). Subsequently he was pastor of the church in North Livermore a short time. See Millett, History of the Baptists of Maine, p. 436; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6:392. (J. C. S.)

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