Giddings Rockwood

Giddings Rockwood, a Baptist minister, was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire, August 8, 1812, graduated at Waterville College in 1833, and then went to Virginia, where he commenced the study of medicine. He was about settling as a physician in Missouri when he felt called to preach the Gospel. He was shortly afterwards ordained, and in 1835 became pastor of the Baptist church in Shelbyville, Kentucky, where his ministrations were very successful. In 1838 he was appointed president of the Baptist College of Georgetown, then in a most destitute condition. He accepted the nomination, and in less than eight months secured more than eighty thousand dollars towards an endowment. But the severe labor he imposed on himself undermined his health, and he died October 29, 1839. — Sprague, Annals, 6:818.

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