Johnson, William Bullien, Dd

Johnson, William Bullien, D.D., a Baptist minister, was born on John's Island, near Charleston; S.C., June 13, 1782. He was intended for the jurist's profession, but after conversion (1804) he decided for the ministry, and was ordained, January, 1806, pastor of a church at Eutaw. S.C. In 1809 he removed to Columbia; later he lived at Savannah, Ga., whence he returned to Columbia in 1816. In 1822 he was placed in charge of the female academy at Greenville, S.C. Eight or nine years later he removed to Edgeville, S.C., as pastor, teaching also at the same time at a female high I school, and subsequently to Andersoen, S.C., where a university for ladies bears his name. He finally returned to Greenville, S.C., where he labored faithfully for the Church of his choice up to the hour of his death, in perfect vigor of mind and soundness of body very unlike an octogenarian. He died there in 1862. The degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Brown University in 1833. Dr. Johnson was a prominent member of the Bible Revision Society, and one of the presidents of the General Baptist Convention of the United States (formed in 1814). Over the Baptist Convention of his native state he presided for a score and a half of years. He wrote largely for the religious periodicals of his Church, and published Development of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Government and Order of the Churches, besides sermons, circulars, and addresses. — Appleton, Cyclop. 10, 36.

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