Suddath, William W

Suddath, William W.

a Presbyterian minister, was born in Fairfax County, Va., July 31, 1826. He professed religion in his nineteenth year, was received by the Lexington Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church as a candidate for the ministry, and was licensed to preach in 1847. About this time he entered Chapel Hill College in Lafayette County, Mo.; studied theology in the Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tenn.; but before graduating he was induced, by the great interest he took in the success of Chapel Hill College, to return 'to Missouri and accept the professorship of languages in that college. He was afterwards elected president, which position he filled until 1857, when he accepted a call to the chair of languages in the Masonic College at Lexington, Mo. In 1858 he became enlisted for the St. Louis mission, and his far reaching mind and noble, benevolent heart conceived a plan to relieve it of its embarrassments. But his labors were too great for his physical energies. He gave up his position in the college to engage in the work of his choice: he accepted a call from the Church in St. Joseph, but died Aug. 1,1860, before assuming the duties of the new position. Mr. Suddath was an eloquent preacher, a scholar, and a Christian gentleman. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1861, p. 236.

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