Editor's note: David Benedict, of Rhode Island, published the first American Baptist history in 1813. He sought information from Baptists in different areas of the nation and also sought subscriptions for the publication costs. He listed near the end of the second volume of his A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and other parts of the World twenty-four pages of subscribers and a number beside the subscriber's name if the person purchased more than one volume.
Mr. Benedict's spelling of the person's name was not always acccurate, nor were his county locations. It is to be remembered that many new counties were being established in the western states, so he may not have everyone listed as they are more often found. No attempt has been made to change his list. — jrd
The following persons are listed:
Subscribers' from Various States
A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America,
and other parts of the World, 1813.
Cornwallis, N. B.
Edward Manning, 12 _____________
DISTRICT OF MAINE.
Henry A. Clarke Aaron Hayden, Esq. 2 Margaret Wortman Nathaniel Clarke Daniel Holmes Abel Sturns John Bastow Samuel Wheeler John Webster Jonathan N. Peavey Stephen Jones Alanson Rice Jerry Burgiss John Kendall Moses Norwood, jr. David Parsons Stephen Hatch Jacob Lincoln Jesse Gleason Philip Y. Bell Lewis F. Delesdernier, Esq. Jonathan C. Todd Thomas Lesner, jr.
Jonathan Furnald Robert Moor, Esq. Capt. James Moor Benjamin Wakefield Mark Leighton Jonathan Leighton Elisha Small Capt. Joseph Adams William Ray Simeon Brown Alex. Nichols, Esq. James Campbell, Esq. Elisha Coffin David Wass Joseph Pattin, Esq. James Bailey Otis Smith Uriah Nash
Daniel Merrill, 10
Samuel Baker, 9
William Allen Joseph Jackson Nathaniel Kennedy John Kennedy Archibald Robinson Thomas Trask.jr. Andrew Waggoner Samuel Whitehouse Mary Hawks Daniel Weeks Windthrop Weeks
Thomas Green Sylvanus Boardman Col. Thomas Chase James Field Calvin Stockbridge, 9
Caleb Blood Samuel Ward Mark Harris William Harris Nathaniel Lefavor Abel Sturns Anthony Fernald Joseph Noble Joseph C. Boyd, Esq. Justin Kent Benj. Radford
Scattered in many towus.
Japheth C. Washburn Stephen Dexter Isaac Dexter Reuben Besse, jr. Nathaniel Robinson Nathan Wesson Capt. John Dennitt Joseph Palmer Edmund Haywood John Smith Joseph Amory Henry Kendall John Tripp ______________
George Evans, 10
George Hough Isaac Hill
Otis Robinson Lydia True
Job Seamans Jeremiah Pingry, jr.
Joseph Elliot Andrew Phillips, jr. William Colburn
Joseph Hammond, jr. Benjamin Hammond David Brown, 2
Jeremiah Higbee, 3 Capt. Oliver Shepard Capt. Levi Warren Darius Pond
Ariel Kendrick, 14 Absalom Forbes
Andrew Trebble Stephen Hancock Abraham Lewis John Moberly Thomas Jarmon Evan Watson John Greenalsh John Weagle William Yates John Morton John Read Durret White Edward Brodus Lewis H. Gillispie James Garrard Thomas C. Howard William M'Clanahan William R. Ashby Joshua Hudson Thomas Todd John Cosse Curtis Field
Charles Bland Robert Robinson