Bishop, William Sherwood

Bishop, William Sherwood a Baptist minister, was born near New Lebanon, Conn. Oct. 23, 1805. He was converted at a Methodist camp-meeting in Ohio, and for ten years was a preacher in that denomination. Having joined the Baptists, he was ordained in Wooster, Wayne Co., and for years labored successfully as a home missionary in Ohio, some of the churches to which he then ministered having become the strong churches of that region. He removed to Illinois in 1842, and became pastor of the Church in Bridgeport, Dec. 3 of that year, and after three years returned to Ohio, and remained until 1853. Afterwards he was a second time pastor at Bridgeport. From 1864 to 1875 he labored as a colporteur of the American Baptist Publication Society. His last pastorate was with his former Church in Bridgeport, where he died, Sept. 7, 1879. See Minutes of Illinois Anniversaries, 1879, p. 12. (J.C.S.)

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