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Bachman, John

(February 4, 1790–February 24, 1874). B. Rhinebeck, New York; d. Charleston, SC Educ. Williams Coll.. His theol. instructors were F. H. Quitman* and P. F. Mayer. Licensed to preach 1813; ordained 1814; pastor St. John's, Charleston, SC, 1815; joined SC Syn.; its pres. Helped est. theol. sem. at Lexington, SC, and Newberry Coll.. Helped est. Gen. Syn. (pres. 1835, 1837) and Gen. Syn. South; helped in adoption of Book of Worship 1866; sympathized with Southerners during Civil War; contributed to Audubon's Birds of America, and collaborated with him on Quadrupeds; prof. of natural hist. in coll. of Charleston. Wrote Unity of the Human Race and A Defense of Luther.

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