Day, George Tiffany, Dd

Day, George Tiffany, D.D.

a Free-will Baptist minister, was born at Concord (now Day), Saratoga County, N.Y., December 8, 1822. While a lad, he went into a cotton factory at Hebronville, Mass. At the age of twelve he lived for a time with an elder brother, and subsequently at Lonsdale, R.I. He was converted in the winter of 1839-40, and was baptized by Reverend Martin Cheney, of Olneyville, with whose church he united. Two years afterwards he became a student in the Smithville Seminary, and subsequently went to the theological school of his denomination at Whitestown, N.Y. December 1, 1846, he commenced preaching in Grafton, Massachusetts, and was ordained at Olneyville, May 20, 1847. In the spring of 1851 he became principal of Geauga Seminary in Ohio, at the same time taking charge of the church there, until, in July 1852, he removed as pastor to Olneyville, R.I., also serving as one of the editors of the Free-will Baptist Quarterly. In April 1857, he visited Europe, and on his return was called to the Roger Williams Church, in Providence, where he remained about nine years. At once he secured a high place among the ministers of the city. In 1866 he again visited Europe, and extended his trip to the Holy Land. The remainder of his life was spent as editor of the Morning Star. He died in Providence, May 21, 1875. See Bowen, Memoir. (J.C.S.)

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