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Rev. George Washington ROBERTSON 12207 - Shelby Co.

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Rev. George Washington ROBERTSON 12207 - Shelby Co.

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 6:30AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Robertson, Malcolm, Peck
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The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Kentucky of the Dead and Living Men of the Nineteenth Century, Cincinnati, Ohio; J. M. Armstrong & Company, 1878.

ROBERTSON, REV. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Baptist Clergyman and Editor, was born August 4, 1818, in Shelby County, Kentucky, and descended from a line of old Virginians. His father, Archibald Robertson, was a farmer by occupation, and served honorably as a soldier in the war of 1812. He received a thorough education, graduating at Georgetown College, under the presidency of the distinguished Howard Malcolm. He also studied theology under the divine; and finished his ministerial education, in 1846, under George F. Peck. In the latter year, he entered the ministry. In 1857, he was publisher of the “Christian Repository.” In 1864, he became publisher and proprietor of the “Western Recorder,” and continued as manager of that paper for many years. He was also, for some time, proprietor of a book-publishing house connected with his Church. In 1865, he located at Bardstown; but, for a number of years, has resided on a farm, dividing his attention between that and his ministerial duties. For over thirty years, he has been prominent in the affairs of his Church in the State; was lone one of the most able writers; and, besides exerting great power in the Church, has been of wide-spread social influence, making his whole life a source of substantial benefit for his Church. In 1846, he was married to Miss Sarah Jean, and has six living children.

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