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  1. William Staughton. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of William Staughton. 1881. On January 4, 1770, William Staughton was born at Coventry, England. By the age of 12 he had already published a book of children’s poetry. He was baptized at the age of 17. In 1792 he graduated from Bristol College. The following year he came to America to pastor the church in Georgetown, South Carolina. After eighteen months, he moved to New Jersey. During a few short pastorates, he received the degree of D.D. from Princeton College. He was called to the First church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1805. In 1811 he became pastor of the Sansom Street Church. He remained there until he was invited to become president of Columbian College in 1823. After six years, he resigned from Columbian College to become president of Georgetown College, Kentucky. On the way to Kentucky Staughton became ill and died on December 12, 1829. JPG file (328 KB)
    Subject: Staughton, William, 1770-1829. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  2. A. Judson Rowland. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of A. Judson Rowland. 1881. A. Judson Rowland was born in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, on February 9, 1840. He was baptized on January 6, 1858. After graduating from the university at Lewisburg in 1862, Rowland was ordained, after which he served as a military chaplain for a year. In 1863 he entered Rochester Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1866. After graduating he served as pastor of the Mount Auburn church in Cincinnati, Ohio, until 1868 when he became the president of the Mount Auburn Institute. After two years, he became pastor of the First Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Following two more years, he became pastor of the Tenth Church in Philadelphia. In 1880 Rowland received a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University at Lewisburg. He died in 1920. JPG file (322 KB)
    Subject: Rowland, A. Judson, 1840-1920. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  3. William Vaughan. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of William Vaughan. 1881. On February 22, 1785, William Vaughan was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. At the age of 3, his parents moved to Kentucky. In 1810 he was converted; the following year he was licensed to preach. In 1812 he was ordained and settled in Mason County, where he preached in several churches and taught school for fifteen years. He moved to Ohio in 1827, where he only stayed one year before returning to Kentucky. Vaughan was appointed as the general agent for the American Sunday-school Union in 1831, and then as the general agent for the American Bible Society in 1835. In 1836 he became pastor of the Bloomfield church, where he remained until 1868. Vaughan died on March 31, 1877. JPG file (347 KB)
    Subject: Vaughan, William. 1785-1877. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  4. Francis Wayland. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of Francis Wayland. 1881. Born in New York City, March 11, 1796. He graduated from Union College where he completed his medical studies. In 1816 he entered the Andover Theological Seminary, and in 1821 was called to pastor the First Baptist church in Boston. In 1827, he became president of Brown University, staying there until his retirement in 1855. He died on September 30, 1865. JPG file (351 KB)
    Subject: Wayland, Francis, 1796-1865. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  5. Abel Morgan. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of Abel Morgan. 1881. On April 18, 1713, Abel Morgan was born at Welsh Tract, Delaware. He was baptized at the age of 20 and ordained soon thereafter. In 1739 he was placed in charge of a church in Middletown, New Jersey, where he remained until his death. Morgan strongly defended believer’s baptism in speech and written word until his death on November 24, 1785. JPG file (340 KB)
    Subject: Morgan, Abel, 1713-1785. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  6. David Burcham Ray. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of David Burcham Ray. 1881. On March 30, 1830, David Burcham Ray was born in Hickman, Kentucky. Following his conversion, he was baptized on October 16, 1844. Following his ordination in 1856, Ray worked in Kentucky and Tennessee until 1870, when he became editor of the Baptist Sentinel. In 1873 he became pastor at La Grange, Missouri. There he remained until 1880, when he moved to St. Louis. He studied at the Clinton Seminary in Kentucky until health problems forced him to leave school. Ray is noted for two primary works: Text-Book on Campbellism (1867) and Baptist Succession (1870). He died in 1922. JPG file (332 KB)
    Subject: Ray, David Burcham, 1830-1922. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  7. Levi K. Fuller. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of Levi K. Fuller. 1913. He was born in Westmoreland, New Hampshire on February 24, 1841. A self-taught inventor and engineer, he held about 50 patents on inventions, most of which were appliances for organs. Served as Governor of Vermont 1892-1894. An active participant in the Vermont Baptist State Convention. On the Board of Trustees of Shaw University. Died in Brattleboro, Vermont on October 10, 1896 (bio taken from page 263 of: Who Was Who in America: Historical Volume 1607-1896, rev. ed. 1967.Chicago, IL: A.N. Marquis Company, 1967. JPG file (691 KB)
    Subject: Fuller, Levi K., 1841-1896. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  8. Amzi Clarence Dixon. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of Amzi Clarence Dixon. 1923. On July 6, 1854 Amzi Clarence Dixon was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest College at the age of nineteen. During his senior year there he was called to preach. He pastored two country churches before entering Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After seven months he was forced to return home due to his mother's illness, and he preached in the village church. When the time came to return to the Seminary, he instead accepted the call to the pastorate of the Baptist Church at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There he remained for three years, when he was called to Asheville. After another three years he was called to Baltimore, Maryland. From there he accepted the call of the Hanson Place Baptist church of Brooklyn, New York, where he remained ten years. At that time he was called to the Ruggles Street Baptist Church in Boston, remaining there five years. He was then called to the Moody Church in Chicago for five years before moving on to the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. There he remained for eight years, until WWI was over. At that time he began lecturing at the Los Angeles Baptist Institute and traveling the world, activities that lasted three years until his next call. This call was to the University Baptist Church at Baltimore. He died on June 14, 1925. JPG file (200 KB)
    Subject: Dixon, Amzi Clarence, 1824-1925. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  9. James Milton Carroll. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of James Milton Carroll. 1923. James Milton Carroll was born in Monticello, Arkansas, on January 8, 1852. In 1858 he moved to Texas with his parents. He began attending Baylor University in 1873. After graduation he became pastor of churches at Anderson and Oakland. During this time he also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Sunday School Convention of Texas. He served in Corpus Christi for three years as a missionary pastor. He pastored churches throughout Texas and raised funds for countless boards. In 1892 he became corresponding Secretary for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Later he was elected pastor of the First Baptist church of Waco, a position he resigned from in order to work on the Baylor University endowment. In 1913 he became president-elect of Howard Payne College. Ten years later he published A History of Texas Baptists, a culmination of over 40 years of research. (page 45 of Baptist Biography, vol 2.) Carroll died on January 11, 1931. JPG file (745 KB)
    Subject: Carroll, James Milton, 1852-1931. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  10. William W. Stickney. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of William W. Stickney. 1913. Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on March 21, 1853. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and received his LLD from Norwich University in 1902. After practicing law for a number of years, he became the state's attorney and later the speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives. From 1900-1902 he was the governor of Vermont. He died in Tyson, Vermont on December 15, 1932. (page 1186-1187 of: Who Was Who in America: Volume I 1897-1942. Chicago, IL: A.N. Marquis Company, 1943) JPG file (778 KB)
    Subject: Stickney, William W., 1853-1932. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.