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.

Biography[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

He died on October 29, 1880.

See also[edit]

References[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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