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JOHNSON, William Bullien, clergyman, born in Sir John Island, South Carolina, 13 June, 1782; died in Greenville, South Carolina, 10 January, 1862. He was ordained pastor of the Baptist church in Eutaw, officiated at Columbia, South Carolina, and Savannah. Ga., and in 1822 was principal of a female academy in Greenville. He taught there and at Edgeville and Anderson for many years, but finally returned to Greenville, where he was pastor until his death, he was a member of the Bible revision society, forty years president of the Georgia Baptist convention, and three years president of the General Baptist convention of the United States. Brown conferred on him the degree of D.D. in 1833. He contributed largely to current religious literature, published "Infant Baptism Argued from Analogy," "The Church's Argument for Christianity," "Examination of Snodgrass on Apostolic Succession," "Examination of Confirmation Examined." and a "Memoir of Reverend Nathan P. Knapp," and edited "Knapp's Select Sermons."
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