Turney, Edmund, Dd

Turney, Edmund, D.D.

a Baptist minister, was born in Easton, Connecticut, May 6, 1816. He received his education at the Hamilton Institute, N.Y., and his first pastorate was in the Second Church, Hartford, Connecticut. Subsequently he was pastor in Granville, Ohio, and Utica, N.Y. He became professor of Biblical criticism in the Hamilton Seminary in 1850, and for five years (1853-58) was professor in Fairmount Theological Seminary, Ohio. After preaching without settlement for a few years, lie started, in Washington, in 1865, the first experiment for the education of colored teachers and preachers. With great disinterestedness and self-sacrifice he labored in this department of Christian effort for several years. "He seemed inspired with the conviction that God had specially intrusted this great business to him, and nothing could change his impressions of duty." He died September 28, 1872. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 1177. (J.C.S.)

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