Lewis, John W

Lewis, John W.

an eminent Baptist minister of Georgia, was born near Spartansburg, S.C., February 1, 1801. He studied medicine, and practiced with success, but was drawn to the ministry, and ordained in 1832. About 1840 he removed to Canton, Georgia, where he was pastor for a time, and afterwards of other churches in Cherokee County. In such secular concerns as he undertook he exhibited good judgment and sagacity. During the civil war he was a senator in the Congress of the Confederate States, and had much to do with the establishment of the Supreme Court of Georgia. As a preacher, he was instrumental in the conversion of many souls. His death took place in Cherokee County, Georgia, in June 1865. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 691. (J.C.S.)

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