Cannan, John

Cannan, John, a Free-will Baptist minister, was born in Westmoreland, England, in 1789. At the age of eighteen he became a Christian, and joined the Independents. In 1832 he came to the United States, landing at Boston, where he was employed as a city missionary about one year. He became a member of the Baldwin Place Baptist Church, then under the pastoral charge of Rev. Baron Stow. Soon after he made an engagement to supply the pulpit of Rev. John Newton Brown, in Exeter, N. H., next preached for a time in Vermont, and subsequently removed to the . state of New York. He afterwards resided in southern Ohio, and became interested in the theological teachings of Oberlin. He finally joined a Free-will Baptist church. After preaching about two years, he was laid aside from his public labors, and purchased a farm in Camden, Lorain Co., O., where he died, Aug. 3i, 1848. See .Morning Star, 1848. (J. C. S.)

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