Griffith, Benjamin

Griffith, Benjamin a minister prominent among the early Baptists in America. He was born in County Cardigan, South Wales, in 1688, and came to this country in 1710, settling in Montgomery township, Penn. He was baptized in 1711, called to the ministry in 1722, and ordained in 1725. He enjoyed a successful ministry, labored extensively, and churches still exist that were formed in the field of his itinerant labors. He published —

1. A Treatise of Church Discipline : — 2. Vindication of the Doctrine of the Resurrection : — 3. Answer to "The Divine Right of Infant Baptism," printed by B. Franklin, 1747.

He also wrote An Essay on the Power and Duty of an Association, and left it in MS. It was published in 1832. He died in 1768. (L.E.S.)

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