Bray, Nathan H
Bray, Nathan H.
a Baptist minister, was born in Petersborough, England, April 29, 1809, and came to America in 1840. He began to preach in 1847, his ministerial labors being put forth in that portion, of Louisina which borders on the Sabine River. He bore the title among his brethren of "apostle of the Sabine region." To his efforts, in a large measure, is to be attributed the organization of fifty or sixty churches, which were gathered into three associations, of one of which he was the moderator for twenty years. He was for many years an officer in the Grand (Masonic) Lodge of Louisiana, and parish judge for the last three years of his life. He died February 18, 1875. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 129. (J.C.S.)