Roe, Charles Hill, Dd

Roe, Charles Hill, D.D.

a Baptist minister, was born in Kings County, Ireland, January 6, 1800, his father being a clergyman of the Established Church. Having become a Baptist, he entered, in 1822, Horton College, England, and on the completion of his studies became pastor of the Church in Middleton, Lancashire, not confining his labors to his own church, but preaching extensively in all the neighboring region. He acted as secretary of the Home Mission Society from 1834 to 1842, and then became pastor of the Church in Birmingham, where his labors were greatly blessed. He came to the United States in 1851, accepted a call to Belvidere, Illinois, and during a part of the time of the civil war was chaplain of a regiment. He visited England in behalf of the freedmen, and raised funds for educational purposes among them. After a two years' pastorate at Waukesha, Wisconsin, and two years' service for the University of Chicago, he died at Belvidere, June 20, 1872. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 1008. (J.C.S.)

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