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      Editor's note: Robert Robinson's The History of Baptism was originally published in London, England in 1790. David Benedict edited the book and re-published it in Boston in 1817. There were approximately 2,000 subscriptions to this new edition (pp. 551-566). Mr. Benedict says:
"About one thousand of the subscribers in the New-England and Mid­dle States were obtained by Mr. George Dods, of Providence, who wishes in this public manner to acknowledge the distinguished kindness and hospi­tality of the brethren and friends among whom he has travelled, and by whom he has so often been refreshed and comforted.

"Mr. Ebenezer Ide, who obtained a large number of subscribers in the Western States, had, when last heard from, 160 names, which have not arrived in season for insertion. Probably some lists from other quarters may also have failed of reaching the Publishers." (p. 566)

      It will be noted that there was a real interest in the importance of baptism among Baptists throughout our nation in the early nineteenth century. The records indicate that Jesse Mercer of Greene County, Georgia ordered 50 copies of the book and Mr. William King of Nelson County, Kentucky ordered 32 copies. Several individuals ordered twenty or more copies. The following list is for the state of Kentucky. — RI added 8.2.07 — NH, VT, MD, DL, VA added 9.28.07— jrd

The History of Baptism
By Robert Robinson
[Edited by David Benedict, 1817]

Subscribers' Names

[The states are being posted on a random basis as some copied pages are difficult to scan. In the document the states are listed by sections of the country and not alphabetical. The following states are now posted: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Scroll down for additional states.]

[p. 563]

KENTUCKY

Frankfort

G. Slaughter, Lt. Governor of Kentucky
John P. Thomas
Silas M. Noel
W. S. Waller, Esq.
W. Wooldrige
Simon Beckham

Franklin County

John Taylor
John Price
Mordecai Boulwar
John Mc Donald
Isaac Wilson
John Pattie
Simeon True
Thomas Bradley
William Graham
Robert Church
Joseph Anderson
John D. Graves
Thomas Smith
William Ferse
Thomas Cox
Mary Jackson

Boone County

Absalom Graves 8
Weden Sleet
Landon Robinson
C. Matthews
Robert Garnet
Will'm Thompson
Benjamin Watts
Jameson Hawkins
John Neule
John Jones
William Hodges
John Ryle
James Ryle
Francis Cracy
William Willis
John Sheever
Robert Kirtly
James Dickcn
Mark McPherson
Whitefield Early
Beverly Ward
William Mc Coy
Cave Montague
Peter G. Rungan
Leonard Crisler
Jane Cloude
John Terrill
Abraham Depew

Campbell County

John Stephens
John Beale
William Vickers
Jeremy Griffing
John Arnold
Joseph Anderson
John Griffith
Samuel Belveal
Joseph Todd
John Reese
William Gausney 8
John Stonsifer

Harrison County

Lewis Conner
John Smith
William Furnish
Gen. W. E. Boswell
Temple Smith

Scott County

Thomas S. Barkley
Thomas Foster
Capt. W. Hubbell
John M. Heweit
Theodrick Bouluar
Larkin Ferguson
Henry Jenkins
B. S. Chambers

Shelby County

Zacheus Carpenter
George Waller
Nicholas S. Smith
Jacob Tichenor
Isaac Norman
Aaron Stark
Joseph Redman
Joseph Stilwell
G. Wells, Senior
G. Wells, Jun.
Samuel Tinsley
Martin Basket
Hinson Hobbs
James Davis
David White, jun.
Z. Wilcox
John Hansbrough
Moses Scott
Iverson Ware
Reuben Dale

Woodford County

Jacob Creth
John Brown
Thomas Bullock
Samuel Jesse
Richard Jesse
John Edwards
Edmund Sheep
Dudley Mitchum
Joseph Collins
Thomas P. Menzies
Cosblow Dorson
George Todd
George Biackbam, Jr.
Joseph Edurston
John G. Hiter

Fayette County

James P. Rucker
Joshua Hudson
David Hockensmith
Elisha Jester
Thompson Cloid
John Walters
David Baker

Jessamine County

Levi Hunt
James Baxter
Judah Stout
Skelton Rutherford
Jesse Rutherford
John Kay
Asbery Amos
Wm. Romanes
Zeph. Spinner
Edmond Kield
John Pemberton
[p. 564]
Lexington
David Hardisty
Lewis Taylor
Enoch M. Smith
Beverly Pilaur
John M. Merchant
Robert Beauty
Benjamin Stout 8
James Fishback

Madison County

Benjamin Gentry
Josiah Gentry
Conrad Cornelison
Joseph P. Letcher

Lincoln County

John Davis
Moses Foley 8
Thomas Hunsford
Thomas Hutchinson
Thomas T. Owsley
Thomas McCury
Thomas Davis 8
John M. Smith
John Cook
D. Middleton
Wm. Dallam
Thomas Hansford

Casey County

Jacob Warinner
John Casey
Samuel Coleman
John Jones, jun. 8

Adair County

John Ingraham 8

Mercer County

Wm. Sturman
Isaac Alspaugh
Zachariah Smith, jun.
Benjamin Fisher
George Williams

Garrard County

Randolph Hall
Gen. Wm. Jennings
Edwin Porter
James Thompson
A. Ballinger, Esq.
Timothy Ford
George Turner
William Edwards
Asasha Hudson
Dr. Benjamin Mason
Isaac Meeksberry
Capt. John B. Potter
Zacharias Ray
William Duncan

Nelson County

Moses Pierson 11
William King 32
Williiam May, Esq.
Gen. Adam Guthin
Gen Joseph Lewis
Maj. Daniel Lewis
Permenias Briscoe
Alex. McDoald 2
Henry Gore

Jefferson County

Mark Lampton
Edward Tylor
Catherine Reaugh

Greene County

John Chandler
John Harden
Isaac Hodgen
Robert Hatcher 8
Beverly Caldwell 8

Gallatin County

Joseph Ward
_______


[p. 553]

NEW HAMPSHIRE.

Brentwood.
Dea. Edward Tuck Exeter.
John F. Moses
Benjamin Hoyt Hampton Falls.
Mr. Dodge London Derry.
Caleb Goodwin Pelham.
Capt. Josiah Gage New Town.
David Tukesbury
_______

VERMONT.

Middlebury.
Nath. Kendrick

Rockingham.

Joseph Elliot 7
John Smith

Andover.

Archelaus Putnam

Brandon.

John Conant, Esq. 3
Dea. Jona. Merriam
Isaac Merriam

Cornwall.

Henry Greene
Lydia Allen

Panton.

Dea. Squire Ferriss

Huntington.

David P. Shelton
_______

RHODE ISLAND.

Providence.
Stephen Gano
Luther Baker
W. Thayer, Jun.
[p. 554]
Stephen A. Aplin, Jr.
Nathan Waterman, J r.
Ben. C. Grafton
Richard Salisbury
Charles Hastings
John Clemmons
Luther Bushee
Joshua H. Langley
Simon Dean
John F. Tucker
S. Eddy, Esq. Sec'ry of State
Nicholas Brown, Esq.
Thomas P. Ives, Esq.
Seth Luther
Alfred Arnold
Joseph Martin
Eben. Nelson
Samuel Clark
Wm. J. Doyle
John Calder
Joshua Godfrey
Russell Wilkinson
Isaac Peck
Bernon Helme
Daniel Hale
Susanna Rosario
Betsey Hammond
Tho. W. Thayer
Amelia S. Townsend
John B. Nickersou
B. Hetherington
John Peterson

Newport.

Romeo Elton

Pawtuxet.

Bela Jacobs

Exeter.

William Green
Jer. Y. Northup

North Kingston.

George Chadsey

Wickford.

Benjamin Fowler
William Reynolds
Nath. J. Sherman
William Hammond
Daniel Spink
Joseph Reynolds

South Kingston.

Elisha N. Gardner

Hopkinton.

Matthew Stillhan
Abraham Coon
Thomas Wells
Russell Wells
Hon. Dan. Babcock

Westerly.

Albert Stillman

Coventry.

Caleb Waterman

Smithfield.

Thankful Baxter
George Grafton

Gloucester.

Daniel Tourtellot
Hon. Samuel Winsor
James Fermer, Esq.
Arnold Brown, Esq.

Warren.

Silas Hall
Roba Nimmo
Doct. Dan. Barrus

Bristol.

Barnabas Bates
Joshua Peck
Dea. C. Shaw
Doct. L. W. Briggs
Jeremiah Munroe
Samuel Coggeshall

Pawtucket & Vicinity,

O. Starkweather, Esq.
William Allen
Otis Walcott
Capt. B. S. Walcott
Dea. R. Kent, Jun.
Uriah Benedict
Isaac Wilkinson
Bosworlh Walker
Amos Read
Daniel Green
Capt. J. Weeden
George F. Jenks
Comfort Barrows
David Cnmmings
Samuel Bowen
Ebenezer Ide
Lewis Kent
Arnold Bates
Ephraim Jenks
Ben. B. Pierce
Maj. Eben. Tyler
Dea. Ichabod Taber
Isaac Taber
Joseph Hood
A. A. Tillinghast
Joseph Wheelock
Thomas Carpenter
_______


[p. 560]

DELAWARE.
Chritiana Hundred
Thomas Baldwin
Archibald Armstrong
Frederick Tussey

Wilmington

Daniel Dodge

Sussex County.

Robert Windsor
James Grunby, Esq.
Leven Ricards
Jacob Fisher
John Willis

Kent County.

Joseph Windsor
Thomas Jackson
Abel Jones
Mary Griffin
Isaac Hurlock
Sarah King
Thomas A. Rees
John Bedwell
_________


MARYLAND.
Baltimore.
John Healey
Lewis Richards

Dorchester County.

S. Woolford, Jun.
Isaac Meekins

Caroline County.

E. Satterfield, Esq.

Somerset.

John Hill 8

Worcester County.

James Rownd
Benjamin Johnson
William Bratten
G. I. Blackman
Peter Webb
Joshua Given

Washington City.

Capt. Samuel Hilton

Alexandria.

John Paradise
_________



VIRGINIA.
Accomack.
Leven Dix
George Northam
Obadiah Riggin
Wm. Selby

Frederickburg.

J. A. Ranaldson Cummings & Symmes

Caroline County.

Andrew Broaddus

Richmond.

J. Miles
Wm. Crane

King & Queen County.

Robert B. Semple

Norfolk.

James mitchell

Portsmouth.

Doct. J. Schoolfield

Matthews County.

Wm. Fitchett
Maj. T. Hudgins
James M. Vaughn
Dea. Wm. Bohannen
A. G. Cushman, P. M.

Powhatan County.

Edward Baptist
John H. Sieger 2

Goochland County.

George Richardson

Cumberland County.

Joseph Jenkins
Peter Montague

Nottoway County.

Capt. James Dupuy

Amelia County.

John Scurey

Pitsylvania County.

David Nowlin 8
John Jenkins
James Watkins
Williams Echols
Wm. Stamps
Joseph Carter, Esq.
John Hutchings

Halifax.

John Kerr 19
Peter Burksdale 6
Paul Street
Willie James
Capt. Henry Perkins
Robert Jelkes
Bartholomew Barrow
Jesse Powell
Jacob Higgs
Maj. Rhesa Reed
Lieut. Wm. Burt
Joseph Law

Macklingberg County.

Wm. Creath
Peter Bailey, Esq.

Frederick County.

Thomas Buck, Esq.
James Sowers
Wm. Headley
Cyrus B. Baldwin
Samuel O. Hendren
James Ireland
Jacob Sowers
James Mitchell
John Hutchinson

Ohio County.

S. Curtis, Esq.
Dea. James Curtis
Nathan Evans
George Mc. Causlan
John M. Morgan
Joseph Hedge
Thomas Kenny

Brook County.

John Pritchard
John Brown, Esq.
Charles King, jr.
Wm. Fowler
Asa Owings

[p. 561]
[From a copy at the Boone County Public Library, Scheben Branch, Union, KY. — Formatted by Jim Duvall.]



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