Brewster, Jonathan Mcduffee

Brewster, Jonathan Mcduffee a Free-will Baptist minister, was born in Alton, N.H., November 1, 1835. He was fitted for college at New Hampton, graduated at Dartmouth College in 1860, and studied theology at New Hampton and Andover. In May 1863, he became pastor of the Free Baptist Church in Springvale, Maine, and was ordained the following December. From May 1864, to May 1869, he was the assistant editor of the Morning Start the organ of his denomination, published at Dover, N.H. After preaching a short time in Fairport, N.Y., he removed, in 1871, to Rhode Island, and for three years and a half was pastor at North Scituate. In 1875 he accepted a call to the Park-street Church, in Providence, and at once took a prominent position among the ministers of his denomination. In 1872 he was elected clerk of the Rhode Island Association of Free Baptist Churches, and held this position till his death, which occurred in Providence, June 1, 1882. For several years he was on the editorial corps of the Morning Star, and was a constant contributor to the columns of the paper. He was a trustee of Storer College, at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, and a member of the Executive Board of the Free-will Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Among the productions of his pen were, Life of William Burr, editor of the Morning Star History of the Free Baptists of Rhode Island and Vicinity: — and The Free-will Baptists, embodying an outline history of the denomination. See R.I. Biog. Dict. Providence Journal, June 3, 1882. (J.C.S.)

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