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EDWARDS , EBENEZER ( 1824 - 1901 ), Baptist minister in Wales and the U.S.A. ;

b. at Llangollen . He went to the Baptist College , Haverfordwest , and to a similar institution in the U.S.A. after emigrating there as a relatively young man. He was ordained in 1851 as minister of a Baptist church at Pittstown , Pennsylvania ; he was later at Cincinatti . He returned to Wales in 1858 and ministered to churches at Bryn-mawr and Llanelly , but again moved to the U.S.A. in 1868 , and spent the greater part of his remaining years in Pennsylvania . Of his writings the most important is Welshmen as Factors in the Development of the Republic … Successful Prize Essay … International Eisteddfod … Chicago 1893 ( Utica, N.Y. , 1899 ). He d. early in 1901 .

Sources:

  • Y Drych newyddiadur cenedlaethol Cymry America , Jan. 1901 ;
  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1901 , 48.

Author:

Robert (Bob) Owen, O.B.E., M.A., (1885-1962), Croesor

Published date: 1959