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Ellison, Lewis

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Ellison, Lewis
March 15, 2007 09:26PM
A History of Kentucky Baptists, From 1769 to 1885, by J. H. Spencer, 1886,
Rprinted by Church History and Archives, 1976, Lafayette, TN. Cumberland
County.

LEWIS ELLISON was in the constitution of Stocktons Valley Association, and
was, for many years, one of the leading preachers in that fraternity. He
was a member of Caseys Fork church in Cumberland county, for some years;
but on Renox creek's being constituted, near Burksville, he went into that
church, about 1809. Of this famous old church, which is now called Salem,
he continued a member, and the pastor, nearly thirty years. The time of
his death has not been ascertained, but is supposed to have occurred,
about 1840. Mr. Ellison was chosen moderator of the Association, and
continued to fill that position with the exception of one year, till 1833.
After this, the venerable and honored servant of Jesus Christ was
complimented with the same office, in 1837. His popularity is evinced in
that, notwithstanding he filled the moderator's chair so long, he was
chosen to preach the introductory sermon before the body, at least nine
times.

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