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Rev. Albert J. Marshall

Marshall, Rev. Albert J., was born in Shelby, NY, Nov. 3, 1847. His parents were Josiah H. and Elizabeth O. (Wood) Marshall. IN January , 1864, he entered the army , and was with Sherman’s army on its famous march to the sea and thence north, to the end of the war. He was converted in 1869, while at Rochester Seminary, Wisconsin. After this he studied at Evansville Seminary and at Hillsdale College, where he completed the theological course and the larger part of the college course. He received license to preach in 1870, and ordination April 26, 1872. While at Hillsdale he was pastor successively of the churches at Butler, St. Joseph River, gathered by his labors, and Cook’s Prairie, where a considerable revival resulted. While in the junior class at Hillsdale, the needs of the foreign work were so great that he devoted himself to it, and set sail for India in September, 1873. He was accompanied by his wife, Emily L., a daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Phillips, and a graduate of Hillsdale in the class of 1870, whom he married July 13, 1873. On reaching India they were located at Balasore, where they labored with success (see Mission in Indai) until their return in 1882. After a period of recuperation, Brother Marshall was called to the pastorate of the Evansville, Wis., church, and a year and a half later he became principal of Rochester Seminary, which prospered under his direction. He then served a year as editor of the Free Baptist (q. v.), and entered upon his duties as president of Winnebago College (q. v.).

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