- E. Brooks Holifield
Broaddus, Andrew (04 November 1770–01 December 1848), Baptist minister, was born in Caroline County, Virginia, the son of John Broaddus, a teacher and farmer, and Frances Pryor. Andrew received only a few months of formal schooling, but his studious inclinations convinced his father that he should seek ordination in the Episcopal church. Against his father’s admonition, however, he frequented sermons by the Baptist revivalist Theodoric Noel, who baptized him in 1789 as a member of the Upper King and Queen Baptist Church. In 1791 he was ordained as a Baptist minister....