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Pitts, Younger R.

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Pitts, Younger R.
February 28, 2007 05:16PM
A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than
800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and
Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes. Printed For the
Author. 1886. Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976
Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, pages 34-35. [Scott County]

YOUNGER R. PITTS was born in 1812, and raised in Kentucky. He united
with Great Crossing Church, in Scott county, then under the pastoral
care of Silas M. Noel, in 1833. He was licensed to exercise his gift, in
July, 1836, and was ordained at Great Crossing, by R. T. Dillard, B. F.
Kenney, W. G. Craig, J. D. Black, Howard Malcom and J. M. Frost,
November 17, 1841. He was immediately called to the care of the church
in which he had been ordained, and served in that capacity four years,
when he resigned. What churches he served afterwards does not appear.
He acted as missionary within the bounds of Elkhorn Association for a
short time. About 1860, he moved to Howard county, Missouri. Here he
took a more active part in religious affairs than he had done in
Kentucky, where he had unduly hampered himself with the affairs of this
life. He took a especial interest in the eductional institutions of the
Baptists in his adopted State. As agent, he raised near $10,000 for Mt.
Pleasant College. He was several years a member of the Board of
Trustees of William Jewell College, and had accepted an agency to raise
money for the completion of the endowment of that institution, when he
was called away from his earthly labors, while attending the General
Association of Missouri Baptists, at Clinton, in 1871.

Black Craig Dillard Frost Jewell Kenney Malcom Noel Pitts

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