Poindexter, Abram Maer, Dd

Poindexter, Abram Maer, D.D.

a Baptist divine, was born in Bertie County, N.C., September 22, 1809. He studied at Columbian College, Washington, D.C., but did not graduate. He united with the Church in 1831, was licensed in 1832, and ordained in 1834. Most of his life was spent in Halifax County, Virginia. For a time. he acted as financial agent of Columbian and Richmond Colleges, was secretary of the Southern Baptist Publication Society, and officially connected with the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He died May 7, 1872. Dr. Poindexter ranked high as a preacher, especially on occasions where a large body of the people were assembled. He was also distinguished as a most skilful debater. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 924. (J.C.S.)

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