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Hosea Holcomb, “Alabama’s first church historian"

 

HOSEA HOLCOMBE
1780-1841
"Alabama's first church historian"
In 1840 he published his study,
HISTORY OF RISE AND PROGRESS
OF THE BAPTISTS IN ALABAMA.
Also an evangelist and missionary.
In 1818 moved to Alabama from Carolinas,
organizing five churches in vicinity.
President of Alabama Baptist Convention 1833-38,
he was delegated to write church history.
Lack of cooperation led him to travel
over state to get material for book.
He died at Jonesboro home in 1841,
buried in Sadler Cemetery 1 mile south.



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