Burrows, Silas

Burrows, Silas a Baptist minister, was born at Fort Hill, in Groton, Conn., in 1741. He was ordained in 1765 pastor of a Church in Groton, and encountered. much opposition from numerous sects in the vicinity. During the Revolutionary struggle he at once boldly espoused the cause of freedom. He lived to see his Church in a flourishing condition, and to witness the adoption of a constitution in Connecticut securing equal, religious privileges to all, for which he earnestly labored. His ministry was favored with several remarkable revivals. He died in 1818. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, vi, 106. Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. p. 169.

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