Bird, Milton, Dd

Bird, Milton, D.D.

a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, was born October 23, 1807, in Barren County; Kentucky. In 1830 he was ordained an evangelist, and the next year visited Western Pennsylvania as a missionary; for some time was pastor of the Waynesburg congregation, and for several years at Pleasant Hill, Washington County. In 1840 he became professor of moral and intellectual philosophy and natural theology in Madison College, but resigned in 1842. Meanwhile he assumed control of the Union Evangelist. For a time he also served as pastor at Uniontown, where he began, in 1845, the publication of the Theological Medium, afterwards the Medium and Quarterly. Besides he preached extensively in Pennsylvania, and his influence became very great. In 1847 he removed to Jeffersonville, Ind., and while residing there took charge of the Book Concern in Louisville, where, in July 1850, he commenced the publication of the Watchman and Evangelist. In 1855 he became pastor at Princeton, Kentucky. For some time, also, he was nominally president of the old Cumberland College. In 1858 he became editor of the St. Louis Observer. When the Civil War began he removed to Jeffersonville, Indiana. He was several times moderator of the General Assembly. In 1864 he returned as pastor to Caldwell County, Kentucky. He died July 26, 1871. He published Doctrines of Grace (1856). See Dr. Beard's Biographical Sketches, 2d series, page 339.

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