Gray, Joshua Taylor, Phd

Gray, Joshua Taylor, Ph.D.

an English Baptist, born at Davenport, February 9, 1809, was the son of the Reverend W. Gray. He was early converted, baptized by his father at Northampton, and began to preach in his youth. He entered the Baptist College in 1827, and in 1830 was ordained pastor of the St. Andrew's Baptist Church, Cambridge. His mind not being suited to preaching, he opened a school at Brixton, but afterwards succeeded Mr. Bligh in his school near Bedford Square, London. In 1849 he became pastor of the Baptist Church at Hastings, but in 1850 was chosen classical tutor at the Baptist College, Stepney. In 1852 consumption set in; he visited New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, but was able to address only one American audience. He returned to his mother's house in Bristol, and died there, July 13, 1854. See (Lond.) Baptist Handbook, 1855, page 49.

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