Broaddus, William F, Dd

Broaddus, William F., D.D.

a distinguished Southern Baptist minister, was born in Culpepper County, Virginia, April 30, 1801. He was ordained in April 1824, and became pastor of the Church in Middleburg, Loudon County. Besides serving, during a period of sixteen years, several churches from which he received little or no compensation, he had under his charge a large and prosperous school for young ladies. He removed to Lexington, Kentucky, in 1840, where he repeated his experiment of preaching and teaching, remaining about ten years. For two or three years from 1851 he acted as a financial agent to raise an endowment for Columbian College; and in 1855 became pastor of the Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he also conducted a young ladies' school. In 1859 he was the financial agent, successfully prosecuting his work, of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A second time he entered upon his ministerial work in Fredericksburg, and remained at his post until the United States troops took possession of the city in 1863. For a time he was in prison at Washington, and on his release removed to Charlotteville, in which place he remained until 1868, when he returned to Fredericksburg, where he was engaged for several years in the benevolent work of securing an education for the children of deceased and disabled Confederate soldiers. So long. as his strength permitted he continued to preach. He died in Fredericksburg, September 8, 1876. See. Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 137. (J.C.S.)

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