David Seth Doggett

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David Seth Doggett
Born January 26, 1810
Died October 29, 1880
Education University of Virginia
Occupation Methodist clergyman, professor

David Seth Doggett (January 26, 1810 – October 29, 1880) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1866.


Early life[edit]

David Seth Doggett was born on January 26, 1810 in Lancaster County, Virginia. He was descended from the Rev. Benjamin Doggett, a Church of England immigrant to Virginia about 1650, Rector of White Chapel Church in Lancaster County. (Rev. Benjamin Doggett immigrated to Virginia in 1669/70 from England according to most sources.) He had Revolutionary forebearers, and his parents were Methodists. His father was a lawyer. He was educated at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He began the Law, but changed to the ministry.


He joined the Virginia Annual Conference in 1829, serving as an itinerant minister, traveling through the Southern states. In 1866, he accepted a professorship at Randolph–Macon College.


He died on October 29, 1880.

See also[edit]


  • Cyclopaedia of Methodism, Matthew Simpson, D.D., LL.D., Ed., (Revised Edition.) Philadelphia, Louis H. Everts, 1880.
  • Leete, Frederick DeLand, Methodist Bishops. Nashville, The Methodist Publishing House, 1948.

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