Rev Drury Dobbins

Rev Drury Dobbins

Birth
Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA
Death 19 May 1847 (aged 71)
North Carolina, USA
Burial Ellenboro, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 36131079 · View Source
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72 yrs.

Rev. Drury Dobbins is known as the Father of the Baptist denomination in western North Carolina.

He helped begin Double Springs in 1846 & led in it's early growth until his death. The Reverend began ministering at age 20 & was ordained 12-Mar-1803 at State Line Baptist.

His first pastorship began at Sandy Run Church, where he served 1803 to 1847. He also pastored Zion and Buffalo. Dobbins also helped organize Capernum, High Shoals, Zion, Zoar, and First Baptist in Shelby.

Rev. Dobbins married more couples, preached more funerals, had more namesakes, & preached the Gospel than any other minister of his time.

Dobbins also farmed and made shoes.

He height was stood 5' 10", weighing about 200 lbs.

Dobbins was buried in his family's cemetary on his plantation which is located one mile north of the present day Drury Dobbins Church


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
  • Added: 21 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36131079
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Drury Dobbins (14 Apr 1776–19 May 1847), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36131079, citing Dobbins Cemetery, Ellenboro, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Olmstead (contributor 46772820) .