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    Rev. John Frederick Eden, Sr. Rev. John Frederick Eden, Sr.
Rev. John Frederick Eden, born in 1858, was raised in Americus, Georgia. He studied at Mercer University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he preached at churches in Georgia and Illinois before coming to Gainesville. Advised to move south for his wife's health, he came here in 1886 after accepting the call of the First Baptist Church. His ministry was very short, and he left in 1888. But records show that the church grew during his time here, and he was commended as "a preacher of great earnestness and ability, bold and aggressive in the cause of Truth."
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