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Campbell, John Poage

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Campbell, John Poage
February 25, 2007 08:17PM
Historical Sketches of Kentucky by Lewis Collins, Maysville, KY. and J. A.
& U. P. James, Cincinnati, 1847. Volume 1. Reprinted 1968. Unknown
County. The Presbyterian Church. Page 462.

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 of
Lexington, Oxford, New Monmouth and Timber Ridge congregations. In 1795,
he took up his abode in Kentucky and his first charge was the churches at
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 accurate and well read theologian; an able
polemic; and decidely 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 November, 1814, at the age of
47, in the vicinity of Chillicothe, Ohio.

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

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