Waddle, Benjamin, Dd

Waddle, Benjamin, D.D.

a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, was born in Ohio County, Va., June 2, 1802. At twenty-one years of age he commenced making preparation for the ministry. He received his classical education at Wheeling Academy. At the solicitation of Rev. Dr. Samuel Findley, he went to Washington, O., to assist him in a grammar-school. In November, 1826, he entered the theological seminary at Pittsburgh, from whence he graduated. He was licensed to preach at Washington April 28, 1828, and accepted a call to Jonathan Creek, Rush Creek, Thornville, and Zanesville, and the following May was ordained. He remained over this charge seven years, when he accepted a call to Crooked Creek, where his labors were greatly blessed. He remained there six years, during which time he was instrumental in founding Muskingum College. He was sent with. Dr. Findley as missionary to Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. In 1858 he labored as a missionary at Chicago. In 1859 he took charge of a Church in Kenton, 0., where he remained until 1871, when he was elected by the friends of the Bible in common-schools to represent Hardin County in the Legislature of Ohio. He rendered satisfaction to his constituents, and maintained his character as a minister in his somewhat doubtful position. His name was a synonym of goodness. He died at Kenton in 1879. (W.P.S.)

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