Brantly, William Theophilus, Dd
Brantly, William Theophilus, D.D., a distinguished Baptist minister, was born in Chatham Co., N. C., Jan. 23, 1787, and graduated with honor at South Carolina College in 1808. After some time spent in teaching at Augusta, Ga. he became in 1811 pastor of the Baptist Church at Beaufort, S. C. In 1819 he returned to Augusta, and established a Baptist Church there. In 1826 he was called to the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, where he labored till his health compelled him to remove to the South in 1838, when he settled as pastor at Charleston, S. C., also accepting the presidency of the college at that place. In 1844 he was attacked by paralysis, but lingered till March 28, 1845, when he died, after having been removed to Augusta. Mr. Brantly received the degree of D.D. from Brown University in 1831. He was the author of a volume of sermons published in 1837.-Sprague, Annals, 6:497; Funeral Sermon by Dr. Fuller, Christian Review, 10:591.