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Transcribed from the Brief Biographical Sketches of Welsh Baptist Ministers by John T. Griffith Pages 22
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It seems that Mr. Oliver was a native of Swyddffynon,
North Wales. The Rev. J. Spinther James, M. A., in his
history of the Welsh Baptists, says that he began to preach
at Swyddffynon in 1823, and was ordained there April 25,
1827 in order to serve the weak churches. Soon after that
he left there to take charge of Nebo Penycae, Mon., South
Wales at its organization Sept. 11, 1827.
He came to America and was pastor at Summit Hill, PA., in 1860
and in Jan., 1862 settled at Pittston and served it a few years,
Mr. Jacob W. Evans of Pittston says that hiS name is very dear
to him, because he was the one who convinced him of the script-
uralness of immersion as the proper mode of baptism. "The Dawn,"
April, 1883,) He returned to Wales in 1865 and ended his earthly
life at Dowlais, March 22,1869. See Hist. Welsh B., by Sprinther,
Vol. III, p. 415-16.
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