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John Henderson Spencer
Kentucky Baptist Pastor, Evangelist and Historian
      Kentucky Baptist historian, John Henderson Spencer, was born in Allen County, Kentucky on September 9, 1826, to William and Sally Caldwell (Richey) Spencer. He served as the pastor of several churches in Kentucky and held revivals in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.

     In 1861, Spencer married Alice Lavelia Everhart (who died in 1872), and then in 1875, he married Burilla Burton Walker. He authored the History of Kentucky Baptists (Volume I) (Volume II) in 1886, and was a contributor to William Cathcart's Baptist Encyclopedia (1881). Spencer died on December 21, 1897.

     J. H. Spencer was living and pastoring in Eminence, Kentucky in 1885, when he wrote the Preface to his History of Kentucky Baptists.

John H. Spencer Autobiography

Tribute To J. H. Spencer, Historian, On
The 50th Anniversary Of His Death

By Leo T. Crismon, 1947

A Short Bio + An Obit
From The Baptist Argus, 1897, 1898.

A 1855 Letter From J.H. Spencer to J.R. Graves
Concerning a Recent Revival Meeting
Tennessee Baptist newspaper, 1857

J. H. Spencer's Difficulties as a Baptist Evangelist
During the American Civil War

From his Autobiography

Autobio Review: J. H. Spencer
The Baptist Argus, 1898

The Spencer Historical Society Journal of Kentucky
Several Volumes

     In 1869, J. H. Spencer wrote the Circular Letter
for the Long Run Baptist Association on:
The Importance of Intercommunication Among Our Associational Churches.

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