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Clergyman , historian

David Benedict, American clergyman, historian. member corporation Brown U., 1859-1874.

Background

Benedict, David was born on October 10, 1779 in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States. Son of Thomas and Martha (Scudder) Benedict.

Education

Graduate Brown U., 1806.

Career

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1806-1829. Became trustee Brown U., 1818. Resigned pastorate to give full time to study of Baptist history, 1829.

Postmaster Pawtucket, during 1830’s and 40’s. Travelled widely in the United States gathering history material. Active in founding Sunday schools, Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island.

Member corporation Brown U., 1859-1874. Author: History of All Religions, 1824. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America and Other Parts of the World, 1848.

Fifty Years Among the Baptists, 1860.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of All Religions, 1824. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America and Other Parts of the World, 1848. Fifty Years Among the Baptists, 1860.

Membership

Member corporation Brown U., 1859-1874.

Connections

Married Margaret Gano, May 5, 1808, 12 children.

father:
Thomas Benedict

mother:
Martha (Scudder) Benedict

spouse:
Margaret Gano