|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1786|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1858|
This bio. is provided by Vol. #46555353 and was taken from the Free Baptist Cyclopedia, published in 1889:
Rev. Micaiah Fairfield was bn in Vermont, graduated Middlebury College, Vt, with highest honors, and studied theology at Andover, Mass. His roommates there were Judson, Newell and Rice, and no one of the number was more devoted to missionary work than he. Only a protracted disease of the eyes prevented him from actual participation in the foreign work.
After school, he removed to Virginia, where he met and married Hannah W. Wynn, a native of VA. One of their children was Rev. Edmund Burke Fairfield, D.D., LL.D, who became president (1848) of Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI).
Rev. Micaiah Fairfield, was for fifty years engaged in the work of the ministry, and whether missionary or pastor, his aim was for the promotion of the gospel. His piety was not of an emotional type, but characterized by a steady, self-sacrificing energy, which made religion and its duties a pleasure. As a speaker, it was said that he was not brilliant or imaginative, but logical. Few men possessed greater power for concentrated, discriminating intellectual effort. He was an early abolitionist under circumstances such that it cost something to be one. Late in life he was active in such religious and literary work as health would permit. His two sons in the ministry and his daughters in responsible positions evince the literary and religious influences of his home.
Hannah W. Fairfield (1787 - 1870)*
Sarah Johns Fairfield Burton (1825 - 1896)*
Born in Vermont. Died in Michigan. Graduated at Middlebury College in 1809, at Andover Theological Seminary in 1811, for 62 years a member of the church of (illegible) and for 27 years a minister of the Gospel.
Note: husband of Hannah W. Fairfield
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