Biographies

The material linked to each person below is full-text biographical information from a variety of sources.  Names link to engravings or portraits.

William Carey

William Carey and His Ancestors (PDF file; courtesy Mike Comber, Carey Family Association)

 

The Baptist Magazine for 1835 [obituary].  Vol. XXVII.  (London: George Wightman, 1835).

Obituary, p. 32

 

Carey, Eustace.  Memoir of William Carey, D.D.: Late Missionary to Bengal; Professor of Oriental Languages in the College of Fort William, Calcutta.  With an Introductory Essay by Francis Wayland, D.D, President of Brown University.  (Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 1836).

 

Dyer, John.  "The Rev. Doctor Carey, Professor of Oriental Languages in the College of Fort William, Calcutta, &c, &c."  In The Christian Keepsake, and Missionary Annual.  Edited by William Ellis.  (London, Paris, and America: Fisher, Son, & Co., 1837).

Title Page    Page 9    Page 10    Page 11    Page 12    Page 13    Page 14    Page 15    Page 16    Page 17    Page 18    Page 19    Page 20    Page 21    Page 22    Page 23

 

"[Dr. Nathaniel Wallich's Honorary Remarks to the Society after the Death of William Carey,]" in Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India [January 29, 1838], Serampore: Printed at the Serampore Mission Press, 1838 (2 pp.).    Color presentation        Black and White presentation

 

Herbert, Rev. William.  Biographical Notice of the Rev. William Carey, D.D. of Serampore.  Newcastle: T. & J. Hodgson, 1843.

 

The Bengal Obituary (Calcutta: J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press, 1848), pp. 334-340.

 

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 182    Vol. I, p. 183    Vol. I, p. 183

 

Smith, George.  The Life of William Carey, D.D.: Shoemaker and Missionary.  (London: John Murray, 1885).

Ch. I    Ch. II    Ch. III    Ch. IV    Ch. V    Ch. VI    Ch. VII    Ch. VIII    Ch. IX    Ch. X    Ch. XI    Ch. XII    Ch. XIII    Ch. XIV    Ch. XV    App. I    App. II    App. III    Index

 

Armitage, Thomas.  A History of the Baptists; Traced by Their Vital Principles and Practices, from the Time of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Year 1886.  Introduction by J. L. M. Curry.  (New York: Bryan, Taylor, & Co., 1887).    Page 579    Page 580    Page 581    Page 582    Page 583    Page 584    Page 585    Page 586    Page 587

 

S.L.-P. [Lane-Poole, Stanley].  "Carey, William.The Dictionary of National Biography.  Edited by Leslie Stephen. Vol. IXCanuteChaloner.  New York:  Macmillan and Co., and London:  Smith, Elder & Co., 1887.

 

Chute, Arthur C.  William Carey, A Sketch of Beginnings in Modern Missions.  (Chicago: Goodman and Dickerson, 1891).

 

Titterington, Sophie Bronson.   "The Dawn in England" and "Beginnings in America."  In A Century of Baptist Foreign Missions, An Outline Sketch.  Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1891.  Pp. 7-19.

 

"A Missionary Hero."  In Record of Christian Work with Daily Scripture Readings.  XI/7 (July 1892):195-96.

Cover Page    p. 193    p. 195    p. 196

 

Tichenor, J. L.  "William Carey."  Lagrange College Magazine.  III/3 (August 1892):5-9.

 

William Carey.  In The Little Library of Biography.  London: The Religious Tract Society, 1890 (?).

Front Cover with Portrait    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18    19    20    21    22    23    24    25    26    27    28    29    30    31    32    Back Cover

 

Stewart, J. W. A.  "William Carey."  [Carey Centennial Meeting, Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Toronto, Canada.]   The Bible Standard 12/10 (October 1892):155-156.

 

"William Carey's Centennial."  The Montreal Gazette.  CLXIII.  No. 115 (Monday, May 14, 1934):11.

 

For Short Biographies on Carey, click here.

 

Felix Carey

Felix Carey Family Tree (PDF file; courtesy Mike Comber, Carey Family Association)

 

The Bengal Obituary (Calcutta: J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press, 1848), pp. 349-350.

 

"Carey, Felix."  The Dictionary of National Biography.  Edited by Leslie Stephen. Vol. IXCanuteChaloner.  New York:  Macmillan and Co., and London:  Smith, Elder & Co., 1887.

 

Jabez Carey

Jabez Carey Family Tree (PDF file; courtesy Mike Comber, Carey Family Association)

 

Jonathan Carey

Jonathan Carey Family Tree (PDF file; courtesy Mike Comber, Carey Family Association)

 

Thomas Carey

Thomas Carey Family Tree (PDF file; courtesy Mike Comber, Carey Family Association)

 

Charlotte Rumohr Carey

"Memoir of Mrs. Carey [Charlotte Rumohr]."  The Baptist Magazine for 1822.  London: J. Barfield, 1822.

Title Page    Page 409    Page 410    Page 411    Page 412    Page 413    Page 414   

 

Joseph Belcher, "Memoir of Mrs. Carey [Charlotte Rumohr]."  William Carey: A BiographyPhiladelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1853. 

Publication Date  Page 259    Page 260    Page 261    Page 262    Page 263    Page 264    Page 265    Page 266

 

 

John Thomas

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 1148.

 

Chute, Arthur C.  John Thomas, First Missionary to Bengal, 1757-1801Introduction by A. J. Gordon.  (Halifax, Nova Scotia: Baptist Book and Tract Society, 1893).

 

 

Joshua Marshman

 

[John Clark Marshman]. "The Late Dr. Marshman." The Friend of India.  December 14, 1837.

[John Clark Marshman].  Biographical Sketches of Joshua Marshman, D.D. of Serampore.  From "The Late Dr. Marshman," in The Friend of India (December 14, 1837).  Newcastle: Emerson Charnley, 1843.

 

"[Dr. Strong's Honorary Remarks to the Society after the Death of Joshua Marshman,]" in Transactions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India [January 29, 1838], Serampore: Printed at the Serampore Mission Press, 1838 (2 pp.).    Color presentation        Black and White presentation

 

The Baptist Magazine for 1838 [obituary for Joshua Marshman].  Vol. XXX.  (London: George Wightman, 1838).

Obituary, p. 163

    Anonymous Letter Published by Mr. B. Godwin, Secretary, Baptist Missionary Society,

    on the Occasion of Joshua Marshman's Death     Page 169     Page 170

 

John Fenwick.  "Biographical Sketch of Joshua Marshman, D.D., of Serampore."  Newcastle Chronicle.  Newcastle Upon Tyne: Emerson Charnley, 1838.

John Fenwick.  "Biographical Sketch of Joshua Marshman, D.D., of Serampore."  Newcastle Chronicle.  Newcastle Upon Tyne: Emerson Charnley, 1838; reprint ed. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Emerson Charnley, 1843.

 

The Bengal Obituary (Calcutta: J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press, 1848), pp. 340-343.

 

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 751

 

Armitage, Thomas.  A History of the Baptists; Traced by Their Vital Principles and Practices, from the Time of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Year 1886.  Introduction by J. L. M. Curry.  (New York: Bryan, Taylor, & Co., 1887).    Page 583

 

T.H. [The Rev. Thomas Hamilton, D.D.].  "Marshman, Joshua."  The Dictionary of National Biography.  Edited by Sidney Lee. Vol. XXXVIMalthusMason.  New York:  Macmillan and Co., and London:  Smith, Elder & Co., 1893.

 

Joshua Marshman, "Christian Hymn,"  in Rev. Thomas Smith, The History and Origin of the Missionary Societies, vol. 1 (London: Thos. Kelly and Richd. Evans, 1824), 376-377.

 

 

Hannah Marshman

The Bengal Obituary (Calcutta: J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press, 1848), p. 345.

 

 

John Clark Marshman

"Late Mr. J. C. Marshman, The."  The Illustrated London News (July 28, 1877):93.

 

 

William Ward

 

Rev. William Ward (1769-1823)--Pioneer Baptist Missionary, printer extraordinary, and Serampore Trio member

(conceived and created by Ronald Ellis, Derby, England)

 

The Baptist Magazine for 1824 [obituary for William Ward].  Vol. XVI.  (London: J. Barfield, 1824).

Page 16    Page 17    Page 18    Page 19    Page 20    Page 21    Page 22    Page 23

 

Memoir of the Rev. William Ward, One of the Serampore Missionaries (Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, ca. 1835).

 

The Bengal Obituary (Calcutta: J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press, 1848), pp. 343-345.

 

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 1210.

 

Armitage, Thomas.  A History of the Baptists; Traced by Their Vital Principles and Practices, from the Time of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Year 1886.  Introduction by J. L. M. Curry.  (New York: Bryan, Taylor, & Co., 1887).    Page 583

 

E.I.C. [E. Irving Carlyle].  "Ward, William.The Dictionary of National Biography.  Edited by Sidney Lee. Vol. LIXWakemanWatkins.  New York:  Macmillan and Co., and London:  Smith, Elder & Co., 1899.

 

"A Missionary Pioneer"

Published on 18 August 1961 in the Derby Evening Telegraph, this article celebrated the bicentenary of William Carey's birth by highlighting the role of William Ward (a native son of Derby, England) in the Serampore mission.

 

 

John Fountain

 

R. D. Woodall.  "Friend and Helpmate of William Carey: Anniversary of John Fountain."  The Christian.  No. 3998 (September 12, 1946):8.

 

 

John Mack

 

[John Clark Marshman].  Obituary Notice of the Life and Ministry of the Late Reverend John Mack of Serampore From "The Late Revered John Mack," in The Friend of India (May 8, 1845).   Newcastle: T. & J. Hodgson, 1846.

 

 

Reginald Heber

 

"Bishop Heber."  The Saturday Magazine.  Vol. II, No. 46.  (March 23, 1833): 108-109.    Title Page    Page 108    Page 109

 

 

 

Beeby Wallis

"The Obituary, 1792:  Mr. Beeby Wallis, A Deacon of the Church at Kettering."  In The Baptist Annual Register, for 1790, 1791, 1792, and Part of 1793, ed. John Rippon.  London: 1793.    488     489     490     491

(Mr. Wallis's house was the site of the establishment of "Particular Baptist Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Amongst the Heathen" later renamed the Baptist Missionary Society)

 

 

Andrew Fuller

The Baptist Magazine for 1817 [Andrew Fuller's epitaph].  Vol. IX.  (London: J. Barfield, 1817).

Andrew Fuller's Epitaph

 

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 420    Vol. I, p. 421    Vol. I, p. 422

 

Armitage, Thomas.  A History of the Baptists; Traced by Their Vital Principles and Practices, from the Time of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Year 1886.  Introduction by J. L. M. Curry.  (New York: Bryan, Taylor, & Co., 1887).    Page 583    Page 584    Page 585

 

W. G. B.  [The Rev. Professor Blaikie, D.D.]  "Fuller, Andrew."  The Dictionary of National Biography.  Edited by Leslie Stephen. Vol. IIForrestGarner.  New York:  Macmillan and Co., and London:  Smith, Elder & Co., 1889.

 

 

Samuel Pearce

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 890    Vol. II, p. 891

 

 J.C.H.   [J. Cuthbert Hadden]  "Pearce, Samuel."  The Dictionary of National Biography.  Edited by Sidney Lee. Vol. XLIVPastonPERCY.   New York:  Macmillan and Co., and London:  Smith, Elder & Co., 1895.

 

 

John Ryland

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 1018

 

 

John Sutcliffe

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 1123

 

William Staughton

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, pp. 1096-1097

 

Krishna Pal

The First Hindoo Convert:  A Memoir of Krishna Pal: A Preacher of the Gospel to His Countrymen More Than Twenty Year.  (Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1852).

 

Robert Hall

"The Obituary, 1791: The Rev. Mr. Robert Hall."  In The Baptist Annual Register, for 1790, 1791, 1792, and Part of 1793, ed. John Rippon.  London: 1793.

226    227    228    229    230    231    232    233    234    235    236    237    238    239    240    241

 

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 487    Vol. I. p. 488

 

Robert Morrison

R.K.D. [Professor R. K. Douglas].  "Morrison, Robert."  In Dictionary of National Biography.  Edited by Sidney Lee.  Vol. XXXIX, MOREHEADMYLES.   New York:  Macmillan and Co. and London:  Smith, Elder & Co., 1894.

 

Joseph Ivimey

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 588

 

John G. Pike

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 921    Vol. II, p. 922

 

Christmas Evans

Armitage, Thomas.  A History of the Baptists; Traced by Their Vital Principles and Practices, from the Time of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the Year 1886.  Introduction by J. L. M. Curry.  (New York: Bryan, Taylor, & Co., 1887). Page 611    Page 612    Page 613

 

Francis Wayland

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 1220    Vol. II, p. 1221    Vol. II, p. 1222

 

Jeremiah Chaplin

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 203        Vol. I, p. 204

 

Adoniram Judson

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I. p.  625    Vol. I, p. 626    Vol. I, p. 627

 

Ann Hasseltine Judson

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 627    Vol. I, p. 628

 

Henry Havelock

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 510    Vol. I, p. 511

 

Samuel Stillman

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. II, p. 1107        Vol. II, p. 1108        Vol. II, p. 1109

 

John Bunyan

Cathcart, William, ed.  The Baptist Encyclopedia.  2 Vols.  Rev. ed. (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1883).

Vol. I, p. 159    Vol. I, p. 161

 

 

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