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Self, Daniel

Posted by ceddleman 
Self, Daniel
February 20, 2007 08:51PM
A History of Kentucky Baptists, From 1769 to 1885, by J. H. Spencer, 1886,
Rprinted by Church History and Archives, 1976, Lafayette, TN. Adair

DANIEL SELF was an early preacher in Adair county. He was born in
Culpeper co., Va., about 1785. Losing his father, in his infancy, he was
carried to North Carolina, where he was raised up by a widowed mother. At
the age of 15 years, he united with a Baptist church. He married and
moved to Adair county, Ky., not far from 1810. He served as a soldier in
the War of 1812-15. At the close of the war, he returned to his home in
Kentucky, and some time afterwards, was liberated to preach. His
education was very meager, indeed, but he now applied himself to improving
it, so earnestly, that he finally acquired a fair stock of information,
including some knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages. He is said to
have been warm and zealous in prayer and exhortation, but dull and prosy
in his attempts to elucidate a text. He did not acquire must preaching
ability, and, it is believed, was never a pastor of a church; but he was
regarded a good man, and he made a good impression on the people. About
1833 he moved to Logan county, where he died, in May, 1841. He was twice
married, and raised fifteen children. John W. Self, his only son, by his
second wife, is a very acceptable preacher, in Warren county.
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