Campbell, Alexander Augustus

Campbell, Alexander Augustus, a Presbyterian minister, was born in Amherst county, Va., Dec. 30, 1789. He first studied medicine, and in 1811 graduated M.D. at Philadelphia. A violent attack of yellow fever was the means of his conversion, and he gave up the practice of medicine and applied himself to theology. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of North Alabama, April 2, 1822, and ordained as an evangelist Sept. 29,1823. He was at first an itinerant, then for four years, from 1824, pastor at Tuscumbia and Russellsville, Ala.; declining a call from the Church of Florence, Ala., he however remained there two years with great success, removing to Haywood county, West Tenn., in 1829-80, where he preached as a missionary. Having received a call from the Church in Jackson, Tenn., he was installed pastor Oct. 3, 1833; there he preached, lectured, edited a newspaper, and practiced medicine, principally among the Cherokee and Creek missionaries, at the same time, laboring faithfully until his death, May 27th, 1846. Mr. Campbell published a treatise on Scripture Baptism (1844). — Sprague, Annals, 4:651.

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