Randall, David Austin, Dd
Randall, David Austin, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Colchester, Connecticut, January 14, 1813. He united with the Church in 1827; removed west, and was licensed to preach June 30, 138; was ordained at Richfield, Ohio, December 1839, where he was pastor of the Church for five years, during which period he edited a Washingtonian paper, and was an earnest advocate of temperance. He removed to Columbus in 1845, and became one of the editors of the Journal and Messenger. From 1850 to 1855 he was pastor of the Church at Columbus, then spent several years abroad, and on his return published a volume entitled The Handwriting of God in Egypt, Sinai, and the Holy Land. For six years Dr. Randall was corresponding secretary of the Ohio Baptist Convention. He died at Columbus, July 27, 1884. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 955. (J.C.S.)