Burns, Jeremiah

Burns, Jeremiah a Baptist minister, was born in South Carolina, Oct. 19, 1779. He united with the Church in 1802, and was ordained not long after. Much of his early life as a preacher. was given to itinerant work. After laboring more than twenty-five years in South Carolina and Alabama, he moved in 1831 to Fayette County, Tenn. He interested himself in ministerial education, and took a prominent part in the establishment of an education society which was formed in Brownsville, Tenn., in 1835. He is represented as having been an able preacher, with a sweet, musical voice, and could not be excelled as an exhorter. He died near Germantown, Shelby Co., Tenn., January, 1861. See Borum, Sketches of Tenn. Ministers, p. 95-98. (J. C. S.)

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