Biography of Daniel David Mullins (1824-1894)
Baptist Church History & Genealogy


  • 1825 - Daniel David Mullins is born on a farm near Macon, Georgia
  • 1836 - Texas wins independence from Mexico; siege of the Alamo
  • 1838 - Trail of Tears; in the United States, thousands of eastern Native Americans are forced to move west, many dying on the way
  • 1845 - Southern Baptist Convention formed, splitting from the Triennial Convention in support of slavery because of opposition to appointing slave holding missionaries by the Triennial Convention
  • 1849 - California Gold Rush
  • November 6, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected president
  • April 12, 1861 - The Civil War begins
  • May, 1865 - The Nation is reunited as the Civil War ends. Over 620,000 Americans died in the war, with disease killing twice as many as those lost in battle. 50,000 survivors return home as amputees.
  • Dec 6, 1865 - The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, is finally ratified. Slavery is abolished.
  • 1876 - Alexander Bell invents telephone
  • 1883 - Edison invents the light bulb
  • 1894 - Daniel David Mullins passes away at age 68 in Marietta, Oklahoma.
  • Although he had no formal education, D.D. Mullin's life touched many people. He organized 30 churches, 18 of which were in Indian Territory.

    Daniel David was born on a farm near Macon, Georgia on 17 March 1825. He received his calling to preach in 1847, and married Sarah E. Debro on 17 May 1849. They had two children in Georgia and moved to Alabama in 1867 and had their other six children. They moved to Texas in 1871 (Hamilton County, Comanche County, and then Grayson County.) They finally moved to Indian Territory, northwest of Marietta (OK) in 1885. Daniel organized churches and preached the whole way.

    As a boy, he became afflicted with "White Swelling" (Tuburculosis of the Bone) in his right leg. His bone finally burst, and the leg never did mend completely. It was thusly challenged that Daniel walked from Georgia to Oklahoma alongside an ox cart laden with his wife and smallest children.

    His grandson described him as the most tolerant man he had ever known. He was never unpleasant, though his trials were many. He described him as being at least six feet tall and weighing at least 190 pounds. His style of preaching was loud and rapid. He could quote scriptures and expounded them to his hearers. He pastored as many as four churches at a time, preaching four sermans a month in each. Most of the churches had been organized by him. His compensation in monetary values was small. He asked for none and received little. He was a farmer for five days a week and preached on Saturdays and Sundays.

    At the age of 68, cancer seized hold of his body, and he passed away 23 January, 1894. He was honored in Oct of 1895 when the Mullins Baptist Association was formed and still exists to this day.

    Outline Descendent Tree of D.D. Mullins
    (4 Generations ~ 177 individuals)

    Gedcom of D.D. Mullins at WorldConnect
    (994 individuals)

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