Marks, Richard T

Marks, Richard T., a Presbyterian minister, was born in Louisville, Ga., Sept. 24,1809. He was educated a printer. In 1827 he removed to Columbus, Ga., and united with Mr. Larmar in establishing the Columbus Inquirer, the first paper started in the western part of Georgia. Soon after, feeling called to the ministry, he commenced the study of theology under Thomas Goulding, D.D.; was licensed in 1837, and ordained in 1839. He labored as a minister mostly in missionary fields, or where the destitution was so great that unrequited labor had to be given. He preached in the following places, all in Georgia: Muscogee, Greenville, West Point, Hamilton, Columbus, Emmaus, Americus, Mount Tabor, Ephesus, and White Sulphur Springs. He died Dec. 6, 1867. Mr. Marks was a ready writer, an excellent preacher, and an editor of great power and influence. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1868, p. 342.

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