Vardeman, Jeremiah

Vardeman, Jeremiah a Baptist minister, was born in Wythe County, Va., July 8, 1775. His early education was limited. He was ordained in 1801, and soon found himself called to the supply of four churches in Kentucky, where he had removed some years before. In. 1810 he became pastor of David's Fork Church, Fayette Co., and in 1830 removed to Missouri, where he was the means of establishing several churches. He took an active part in bringing the Baptist denomination in Missouri into harmonious co-operation in benevolent efforts, and in August, 1834, he presided in a convention to organize a system of domestic missions in that State. In 1840 his health began to fail, but he still continued to preach, sitting when he could not stand, until his death, May 28,1842. See Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 6:417.

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