Burk, John

Burk, John a Baptist minister, was born in Virginia, Nov. 13, 1806, and removed to Salem, Tenn., where he united with the Church in May, 1833. He was licensed to preach in May, 1844, and ordained one year after. He was much occupied with labors as an itinerant evangelist in lower Tennessee, a successful revivalist, and wonderfully gifted in exhortation and prayer. As an evidence of the place he held in the regards of his brethren, it may be mentioned that for many years he was moderator .of Ocoee Association. During the late war he went to Texas after his daughter-in-law. On his return home, on board of a steamer, he took the cholera, and was put off on the bank of the Red River, where he died and was buried, Jan. 29,1863. See Borum, Sketches of Tenn. Ministers, p. 46. ῥ (J. C. S.)

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