Dobbs, Cew, Dd
Dobbs, C.E.W., D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Portsmouth, Virginia, August 12, 1840. He learned the printer's trade, and became editorially connected with the press of Norfolk and Portsmouth. In 1859 he united with the church at Greensborough, N.C., and the year following entered the theological seminary at Greenville, S.C. (since removed to Louisville, Kentucky.). Having completed his studies, he preached for a few years in the Court Street and Fourth Street churches in Portsmouth. In 1866 he removed to Kentucky, and for several years preached for churches in Madison County; became pastor of the church in Bowling Green, remaining there six years, and then went to Dayton. His last settlement was in Madison, Ind. For a considerable time he was secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention, and of the General Association of Kentucky. He died July 1884. Dr. Dobbs wrote much for the periodical press, and published one or two small books. See Cathcart, Bapt. Encyclop. page 338. (J.C.S.)