Straughan, Samuel L
Straughan, Samuel L., a Baptist minister, was born in Northumberland County, Va., July 30, 1783, and at the age of about twelve years became a clerk in his uncle's store, where he continued until his nineteenth year. He was baptized April 7, 1803, received ordination March 20, 1806, and on the same day took charge of the Wicomico Church, soon taking rank among the first Baptist preachers of Virginia. In 1807 he took charge of the Morattico Church, which he held until his death. In 1814 he was appointed by the Missionary Society of Richmond to travel in Maryland, and continued to make visits into that state for a number of years. He died June 9, 1821. Mr. Straughan published nothing except three Circular Letters (1812, 1817, 1819). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 6, 514.