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ELLIS, Robert Fulton, clergyman, born in Topsham, Maine, 16 October 1809; died in St. Louis, Missouri, 24 July 1854. He studied at Bowdoin College, and at Newton theological institution, where he was graduated in 1838. From 1838 till 1845 he was pastor of a Baptist Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, then for two years a missionary in Missouri, where he established many Sunday Schools and furnished them with libraries, and in 1847'53 pastor at Alton, Ill. He was afterward associate editor of the "Western Watchman," published in St. Louis, and again an itinerant agent in Missouri.
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