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Campbell, Rev. John Poage

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Campbell, Rev. John Poage
February 25, 2007 08:16PM
HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, by Lewis Collins, and J.A. & U.P. James,
published 1847. Reprinted by Henry Clay Press, Lexington, Ky., 1968, p.
135. [Unknown county].

The REV. JOHN POAGE CAMPBELL, M. D., unquestionably the most brilliant
in this constellation of missionaries, was born in Augusta county, Va.,
in 1767, and removed to Kentucky with his father when fourteen years of
age. He graduated at Hampden Sidney in 1790, and in 1792 was licensed
to preach. Such was the esteem in which he was held, that he was at once
associated with his preceptor, (Dr. Moses Hoge), as co-pastor at
Lexington, Oxford, New Monmouth and Timber Ridge congregation. In 1795,
he took up his abode in Kentucky, and his first charge was the churches
of Smyrna and Flemingsburg. He afterwards exercised his ministry in
various places, among which were Danville, Nicholasville, Cherry Spring,
Versailles, Lexington, and Chillicothe; and in 1811, he officiated as
chaplain to the legislature. Dr. Campbell possessed an acute and
discriminating mind; was an accurae and well read theologian; an able
polemic; and decidedly the most talented, popular, and influential
minister of his day. His pen was very prolific. His published writings
were numerous and able, among them - Strictures on Stone's Letters on
the Atonement - Essays on Justification - Letters to Craighead - A
Sermon on Christian Baptism - The Pelagian Detected, a Reply to
Craighead - An Answer to Jones, and Review of Robinson's History of
Baptism, &c., &c. Dr. Campbell was married three times, and on his
demise, left a family of nine children. His death occurred on the 4th
of Novembr, 1841, at the age of 53, in the vicinity of Chillicothe,
Ohio. [Presbyterian].

Campbell Hoge Stone Craighead Jones Robinson
Augusta-VA Lexington-Fayette-KY Flemingsburg-Fleming-KY Danville-Boyle-
KY Nicholasville-Jessamine-KY Versailles-Woodford-KY OH

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