Hart, Oliver

Hart, Oliver a Baptist minister, was born in Warminster, Pa., July 5,1723, joined the Baptist Church in 1741, was licensed to preach in 1746, and was ordained in 1749. In that year he became pastor of the Baptist church in Charleston, S. C., and remained in that office thirty years, with eminent success both as preacher and pastor. In the Revolution he espoused the Whig cause with great ardor, and had to flee from Charleston in 1780 to avoid falling into the hands of the British. He settled as pastor of the Baptist Church at Hopewell, N. J., where he died Dec. 31,1795. He published a Discourse on the Death of W. Tenant: — Dancing Exploded: — The Christian Temple: — A Gospel Church portrayed. — Benedict, Hist. of the Baptists, vol. 2; Sprague, Annals, 6, 47.

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