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DAYTON, Alnos Cooper, physician and clergyman, born in Plainfield, New Jersey, 4 September 1813; died in Perry, Georgia, 11 June 1865. He was graduated at the Medical College of New York City in i884, and soon removed to the south in search of health. He was at first a Presbyterian, but became dissatisfied with his Church relations, and in 1852, while residing in Vicksburg, Miss., having adopted Baptist views, united with that denomination. Henceforth he was distinguished for his controversial writings. Besides being associate editor of the "Tennessee Baptist," he was the author of two religious novels, "Theodosia" and "The Infidel's Daughter." The first had a wide circulation.
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