Stillman, Samuel, Dd

Stillman, Samuel, D.D., a Baptist minister, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 27, 1737. He preached his first sermon Feb. 17, 1758, and was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as an evangelist, Feb. 26, 1759. He subsequently settled in James' Island, near Charleston. Some eighteen months afterwards he removed to Bordentown, N.J., where he remained two years in charge of two different congregations, and then became pastor of the First Baptist Church of Boston, Mass., in January, 1765. He was made A.M. in 1761 by Harvard University, having also received this degree from the Philadelphia College some time previous. In 1764 his name appears in the first list of trustees of Brown University, of which he was elected fellow the following year. He was always willing to cooperate in all public efforts made for the good of his country or his race, and was at one time (in 1788) member of the Federal Convention for Boston. He labored unceasingly until his death, March 12, 1807. Dr. Stillman published a large number of Sermons, and some Discourses. A report of, some of the former was published after his death (1808, 8vo). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6, 71.

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