A Noble Company
Biographical Essays on Notable
Particular-Regular Baptists in America
Edited by Terry Wolever
This volume marks the halfway point in our projected twelve-volume series on the Calvinistic Baptists in North America, the first 11 volumes of which will focus on the Americans (including those who did pioneering work north of the border in Canada), while the 12th volume will deal exclusively with the Canadians. We are grateful to the Lord for bringing us to this place in our series and we are relying on His grace to complete this effort. Volume 6 has essays on twenty more men and women, all of whom lived between the mid-eighteenth century and the opening decades of the nineteenth century. Once again there will be some familiar names—Isaac Case, Stephen Gano, Daniel Merrill, Elisha Andrews, and Robert B. Semple, but far more of the “unknowns” which readers have come to appreciate in these volumes, such as Elisha Scott Williams and Abigail L. Williams, Joseph Willis, Sarah Hallet, Obed Warren, John Peak, Joseph Keen, Lemuel Covell, Otis Robinson, Charles Lahatt, Peter P. Roots, Henry Smalley, John Williams, Edward Barber, and Thomas B. Montanye.
Subjects in this volume are:
1. Elisha S. Williams (1757-1845) and Abigail L. Williams (1758-1818) by Terry Wolever.
2. Joseph Willis (1758?-1854) by Thomas Ray.
3. Sarah Hallet (1759-1814) by Terry Wolever.
4. Obed Warren (1760-1823) by Patrick D. Kennedy.
5. John Peak (1761-1842) by J. Ramsey Michaels.
6. Isaac Case (1761-1852) by Jeff Brodrick.
7. Joseph Keen (1762-1821) by Lloyd A. Harsch.
8. Stephen Gano (1762-1828) by Terry Wolever.
9. Lemuel Covell (1764-1806) by Gerald L. Priest.
10. Otis Robinson (1764-1835) by Ian Hugh Clary.
11. Charles Lahatt (1764-1850) by Ron Baines.
12. Peter P. Roots (1765-1828) by Larry Oats.
13. Daniel Merrill (1765-1833) by Ron Baines.
14. Henry Smalley (1765-1839) by Christopher C. Moore.
15. John Williams (1767-1825) by Michael D. McMullen.
16. Edward Barber (1768-1834) by Andre A. Gazal.
17. Elisha Andrews (1768-1840) by Johnny Truelove.
18. Thomas B. Montanye (1769-1829) by Nathan V. Lentfer.
19. Robert B. Semple (1769-1831) by Reginald S. Mills.
Concluding the book are two appendixes:
A. A Memorial to the faithful band of female members at the Pittsgrove Baptist Church, N.J., 1788-1803.
B. Did Henry Holcombe depart from the accepted Regular Baptist understanding on the doctrine of saving faith?
Hardcover. Bound in Navy cloth vellum with gold stamping. 654 pages. Illustrated with some additional rare portraits and other pictures. Three extensive indexes - Persons, Subjects and Churches.
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First, the book was packed well and arrived in perfect condition. The book is quality made with strong binding. I have read of Isaac Case already. I came into this knowing much of Case's ministry. I found the chapter on Case to not only be 100% accurate to what I have learned, but also there were details that I did not previously know. Being from Maine, I also love the fact that Daniel Merrill is highlighted here. Kudos to PBP!