Chaney, Bailey E

Chaney, Bailey E.

a Baptist minister, was born in South Carolina, and moved to Natchez about 1790. During the persecutions to which the Protestants in that part of Mississippi were subjected, Mr. Chaney managed to conceal himself. When the territory was brought under the government of the United States, "the people assembled in large numbers, a brush arbor was constructed, and he was sent for; and, while the flag of the United States floated over him, he preached the Gospel of Christ unawed by the minions of Rome." He visited, in 1798, an American settlement near Baton Rouge, La., and preached. He was arrested by the authorities and forced to leave the country. He went back to Mississippi, where he continued to labor until his death, which occurred about 1816. Sec Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. p. 200. (J.C.S.)

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