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LYNN, Benjamin, pioneer, lived in the latter half of the 18th century. He was a wandering hunter in Green river valley, Kentucky, before its settlement, and as soon as stockades began to be built along Nolin (No-Lynn) river, to which he had given his name, he formed in 1782 a Separate Baptist congregation there and became its pastor. He afterward held other charges, and his name is connected with the traditions and early records of the oldest churches in southern Kentucky. He is called the "hunter-preacher" and the " Daniel Boone of southern Kentucky."
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