Walker, Levi (2), Md

Walker, Levi (2), M.D.

a Baptist minister, was born in 1784. He spent the early part of his life in Livermore, Me. Not far from the year 1804 he became a hopeful Christian. For some twelve years he was an earnest, zealous preacher in the Methodist denomination. A change of sentiment on the subject of baptism led him to sever his connection with his Methodist brethren, and to unite with the Baptists. He joined the Baptist Church in Fall River, Mass., then under the charge of Rev. Mr. Borden. Having for a time preached in Fall River, New Bedford, and Edgartown, Mass., he accepted a call to the pastorate of the Warwick and Coventry Church, R. I., where he remained until 1819, when he removed to Preston, Conn.' Subsequently here moved to North Stonington, Conn., where he continued to preach and practice his: profession nearly to the close of his life. His death occurred at Winstead, Conn., in 1871. He is referred to as "a preacher, clear, logical, and convincing, rising at times to points of highest excellence, both in matter and manner." His professional skill as a physician was everywhere recognized, and had he given his exclusive attention to the practice of medicine, he would have acquired distinction. Three of his sons entered the Christian ministry: Rev. W. C. Walker, for some time the Baptist state missionary of Connecticut; Rev. Levi Walker, Jr., deceased; and Rev. O.T. Walker, now (1879) pastor of the Harvard Street Church, Boston. See Fuller, Hist. of Warwick, p. 327. (J. C. S.)

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