Perryander C. Scott was a young man of brilliant talents and superior attainments. He united with the church at Middle creek, in Boone county, and was baptized by Robert Kirtley, August 31, 1842. In December of the same year, he went into the constitution of the church at Burlington, in the same county, where he was licensed to preach, March 18. 1843. After he was licensed, he went to Georgetown College, where he graduated with the highest honors of his class. He was ordained to the work of the ministry, at Burlington, by John L. Waller, Robert Kirtley, William Whitaker, J. M. Frost and James A. Kirtley, August 23, 1847. Soon after his ordination, he entered the [Western Baptist] Theological Institute of Covington, Ky. He preached as he could make opportunity, and not a few were converted under his ministry. He baptized about 30, the last of whom was at Carrollton. On the 3d of April, 1852, he was killed instantly, by the explosion on the steamer Redstone, near Carrollton. "Had he lived till the following June," said Dr. D. R. Campbell, in a funeral discourse, "he would have taken the highest distinction in the Theological Institute." Few young ministers, in Kentucky, have ever been more lamented. But God's ways are not always ours.
[From J. H. Spencer, editor, A History of Kentucky Baptists, Vol. 2, 1886; rpt. 1984, pp. 148-9. — jrd]
P. C. Scott served as pastor at Burlington Baptist Church from 1847 to September, 1851. He died in a boating mishap in December, 1852 in the Carrollton, Kentucky area.1 He was the grandson of Moses Scott, who was converted during the great revival in 1801 and became a member of Bullittsburg and later a charter member of Middle Creek. Moses Scott wrote several Circular Letters.
1 Elizabeth Kirtley, Maude Kelly, & Isabelle Cropper, Burlington Baptist Church Pastoral Gallery, Burlington: Published by the church, 1988, p. 6.
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