Mcdaniel, James, Dd
McDaniel, James, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born near Fayetteville, N.C. in 1803. He united with the Church in 1827, and soon after began to preach. Chiefly through his instrumentality the Church in Fayetteville was formed, and he was called to be its pastor, in which relation he continued for thirty-six years, and then was pastor, for six years, of the First Church in Wilmington, during a part of the time acting as editor of a religious journal. For nineteen years he was president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, organized in 1830. He died in 1870. "Dr. McDaniel possessed in a rare degree the gifts and graces of the orator, and many are the traditions of the pathos and power of his preaching in his younger days." See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. s.v. (J.C.S.)