Campbell, William J

Campbell, William J.

a colored Baptist minister' was born in 1812. He was baptized by the celebrated Andrew Marshall. and was licensed to preach by the First Colored Church in Savannah, Ga. On the death of Mr. Marshall he became his successor, in 1856, and, by his efforts, a new house of worship was built, and dedicated during the late civil war. Under his ministry the Church greatly increased in numbers. Owing to some internal troubles, he, with his deacons and seven hundred members, retired from the church edifice and worshipped in .a hall. He died Oct. 10,1 880. See Cathcart, Bapt. Encyclop. p. 179.. (J. C. S.)

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