Conyers, Josiah B

Conyers, Josiah B.

a Baptist minister and physician, was born in Bath County, Kentucky, March 4, 1812. He graduated as M.D. from Transylvania University, and for seven years practiced his profession at Quincy, Illinois. He united with the Baptist Church in 1844. Several years afterwards he gave up a lucrative practice, and was ordained a minister at St. Mary's, Ohio, where, and at Delphos and Zanesville, he preached for six vears. Although somewhat advanced in life, he became a student in the theological department of Madison University, N.Y., and studied one year at Princeton. In January 1863, he entered upon the duties of his pastorate in Oneida, Illinois. Subsequently he was pastor of the Church at Berwick. He died August 6, 1870, near Tabo, Lafayette County, Missouri. See Minutes of Ill. Anniversaries, 1870, page 11. (J.C.S.)

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