Christian, Richard Allen

Christian, Richard Allen a Baptist minister, was born in Charles City County, Virginia, July 27, 1798. He studied medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. In 1838 he united with a Baptist church, and not long after was ordained, and began to preach regularly, without becoming the pastor of any Church, continuing also the practice of his profession. Subsequently he became pastor of Clark's Neck and Hamilton churches, and continued in this office until his death, May 8, 1862. In both his professions Dr. Christian. was popular, and highly esteemed in the region in which he lived. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 222. (J.C.S.)

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