Burbank, Samuel

Burbank, Samuel a Baptist minister; was born at Brentwood, N. H., June 17, 1792. When Samuel was a child his father removed to Newfield, and became a person of some prominence in town affairs. Samuel early developed a great thirst for knowledge. While teaching in Newfield he became a Christian, and was baptized Sept. 16, 1814; just two years afterwards he was ordained as pastor of the Church in Newfield, and held this position for several years. He travelled a part of the time as a minister of the Free-will Baptists, in different sections of New England and Canada. For a number of years he published the Free-will Baptist Register, before the establishment of the Morning Star. When the latter paper was started, he removed to Limerick, Me., having been appointed agent and junior editor of that periodical. While thus occupied he preached constantly. Upon the removal of the paper to Dover, N. H., after it had been under his charge for seven years, Mr. Burbank devoted a portion of his time to secular pursuits, filling for eight consecutive years the office of county treasurer for York County, Me. In all matters pertainig to the prosperity of his denomination he was interested, and labored abundantly to elevate it in all worthy ways. After a life of great usefulness he died, Sept. 24,1845. See Barrett, Memoirs of Eminent Preachers, p. 118-124. (J. C. S.)

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