Rev Elijah Shelton Dulin

Rev Elijah Shelton Dulin

Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1891 (aged 69)
Westport, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
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Baptist Clergyman and Educator

On his father's side he was descended from the Huguenot family of Dulon and on his mother's from the English Quaker family Shelton.
On his graduation from Richmond College in 1845, he was elected principal of St Brides Academy, VA. He spent a year in the study of Theology at the University of Virginia, was ordained to the Baptist ministry in August, 1848, and in 1849 became pastor of the Baptist Church in Lexington MO.

He was a member of the convention which in 1850 located the William Jewell College at Liberty, Clay County Mo. and was made its first president. In 1856 was recalled to the charge at Lexington in 1856 and also accepted the presidency of the female college there.

In 1870 he founded the female college at Columbia, MO. and in 1876 removed to St. Joseph, MO., where he established another female college in 1878.

He was married to Sarah Raleigh Gilkey on 28 Aug. 1849.

Received the degree of D.D. from William Jewell College in 1870.

(American Biographical Library, The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Volume 3)

Edward, born 1852 MO.
Nannie Studebaker, born 1859 MO.
Charles Luther, born 1869 MO.

Lexington Intelligencer, January 17, 1891


Died--At the residence of his life-long friend, Dr. Jno. Garnett, in Westport, Mo., January 9, of dropsy, Rev. E.S. Dulin, D.D., LL. D., aged 70 years.

Dr. Dulin was born in Virginia, January 18, 1821, and therefore lacked but a few days of filling out his three score and ten years. He became converted and was baptized into the Baptist church in 1839. After completing his education and study for the ministry at Richmond college and the University of Virginia he was ordained in 1848. He removed to this state and took pastoral charge of the First Baptist church of this city in 1849, where he remained until December of that year, when he went to Liberty to take part in the organization of William Jewell college, which was opened January 1, 1850. In February, 1855, he again returned to Lexington to serve the church, and in July following he took charge of the Baptist Female College, of this place, as its president. In April, 1865, he again assumed pastoral charge of the church here and performed the double duty of pastor and college president until 1868, when he gave up his pastoral relations but continued to be the president of the college until the summer of 1870, when he finally left here. Besides the colleges named, Dr. Dulin also had charge for a time of Stephens College, at Columbia, and inaugurated and conducted for quite a while the St. Joseph Female College. His pastoral work in this state includes the churches at Westport, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Liberty and Lexington. His late years have been spent in the west where he has at all times kept up the work to which he dedicated his life.

Lexington Intelligencer, January 10, 1891


Died--In Westport, Mo., January 9, Rev. E.S. Dulin, aged about 70 years.

Rev. Dulin was for a number of years pastor of the First Baptist church and president of the Baptist Female College, in this city. He was one of the most prominent ministers and educators of Missouri. His remains will be brought to this city for interment, but the arrangements for the funeral had not been made at the time of our going to press.


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