Henry Holcombe Edit Profile
Doctor of Divinity and A.M. (honorary), Brown U., 1800. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, South Carolina.
Served in Revolutionary War. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1785. Member South Carolina.
Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1788. Founder Beaufort College, 1795-1799, Savannah Female Asylum (orphanage), 1801. Founder, editor Analytical Repository.
Helped found Baptist Academy, Mount Enon, Burke County, Georgia, 1804, Georgia Baptist Missionary Society, 1806. An originator of penitentiary system which abolished death sentence for ordinary crimes. Baptized 1st white person ever immersed in Savannah, Ga.
Served in Revolutionary War. Member South Carolina. Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1788.
Married Frances Tanner, 1786.