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Barbee, William J.

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Barbee, William J.
March 16, 2007 02:07PM
Text from Scott, Laurence W. (editor), Texas Pulpit by Christian
Preachers. St. Louis: Christian Publishing Company, 1888. Pages 386-387.
This online edition © 1996, James L. McMillan. Used by permission. Clark

WILLIAM J. BARBEE was born in Winchester, Kentucky, July 14th, 1816. He
was educated at Miama [sic] University, Oxford, Ohio. He studied medicine
with Dr. Drake in Cincinnati, and took the degree of M. D. in 1836. He
practiced for ten years, and then turned his attention to teaching, and
has since been president of two colleges. He was baptized in Cincinnati,
by Bro. James Challen, in 1840. In 1844 he commenced preaching.

During the four score years of his ministry, he has labored chiefly in
Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas. He preached for the church at
San Antonio till recently, when he removed to Ash Grove, Missouri, where
he now resides. Dr. Barbee has given attention to several departments of
natural science, and is known to many as the author of an elementary work
on geology, and of a treatise on the cotton question. He has for
twenty-five years been a contributor to numerous journals, literary,
scientific, and religious.

Barbee Drake Challen

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