Buck, William Calmes

Buck, William Calmes a Baptist minister, was born in what is now Warren County, Virginia, August 23, 1790. He was ordained in 1812, served as a lieutenant in the United States army during the war of that year lived in Union County, Kentucky, a number of years, having the pastoral charge of several churches, and moved to Louisville in 1836, where he became pastor of the First Church While living there he was, for most of the time, editor of the Baptist Banner and Western Pioneer. For three years (1851-54) he was secretary of the Bible Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, and pastoi in Columbus, Mississippi, for three years (1854-57). After preaching for a short time in one or two other places he removed to Marion, Alabama, and after being engaged for a year or two in editorial work, he labored as a missionary in the Confederate army. In 1866 he removed to Texas, and died at Waco, May 18, 1872. Among his published writings are

The Baptist Hymn-book, The Philosophy of Religion, and The Science of Life. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. pages 156, 157. (J.C.S.)

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