Cary, Richard M

Cary, Richard M.

a Free-will Baptist minister, was born at Williamsburg, Vt., Dec. 10, 1794. After two or three changes of-residence, his father removed, in 1806, to western New York, and settled in Boston, Erie Co., them known as "The Holland Purchase." He was converted in 1816, and soon after became pastor of the Church in Hamburg, N. Y., where he remained for twelve years, having also the pastoral charge of the Church in Zoar. He afterwards performed much evangelistic labor in different sections of the county and was pastor of a church in what is now Ashford, Cattaraugus Co., for twenty years. In 1842 he removed to Johnstown, Rock Co., Wis., which was thereafter his permanent residence. He continued preaching in destitute places, establishing churches, etc., until his death, Oct. 16,1868. See, Barrett, Memoirs of Eminent Preachers, p. 157-170. (J. C. S.)

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