Acton & Milton Mills Free-Will Baptist Ministers, 1855-1909

By Muriel Bristol | August 28, 2022


Continued from Acton & Milton Mills Free-Will Baptist Ministers, 1802-1854


FIRST FREE BAPTIST CHURCH. The First Free Baptist Church was reorganized by Rev. Gershom Lord, in 1802, and consisted of eight members. Samuel Runnells and Bart. Miller were first deacons, and Elder Lord was clerk. Rev. Gershom Lord was the first preacher, and was succeeded by Humphrey Goodwin, who was ordained in 1807, and continued to preach until his removal to Hollis in 1814. Elder David Blaisdell supplied from 1815 to 1830. A house of worship was built in 1818, in the west part of the town near Milton Mills, and replaced by a new one on the same ground, in 1840. Theodore Stevens became pastor in 1834, left in 1836, returned in 1839, and was succeeded, in 1843, by Elder J. Fullerby; Horace Stanton, in 1847; and subsequently by Z. Jordan, Wm. Hurlin, Seth Perkins, Aaron Ayer, Dexter Waterman, James Potter; Rev. Mr. McLain, in 1872; Hosea Quimby, 1875; and at Mr. Quimby’s death, in October 1878, by Rev. B.F. Sherwood, who remained until about 1880, when Rev. H.P. Mansur came. He remained until about 1885. The following have been pastors since that time: Revs. G.A. Anderson, 1887; C.E. Hurd, 1888-93; E.W. Fernald, 1894-7; R.W. Churchill, 1898- (Mitchell-Cony, 1908).

The Acton & Milton Mills Free-Will Baptist ministers described from this period were: Seth W. Perkins, William Hurlin, Aaron Ayer, Samuel Jones, Edward A. Stockman, David Boyd, Dexter Waterman, James S. Potter, Alexander S. McLean, Hosea Quinby, Benjamin A. Sherwood, Hiram P. Mansur, Clifford M. Anderson, Charles E. Hurd, Ebenezer N. Fernald, and Edgar W. Churchill.

Seth Perkins – 1855-56

Seth Warren Perkins was born in ME, August 26, 1810, son of Seth and Nancy (Warren) Perkins.

Seth W. Perkins married in Belgrade, ME, June 11, 1830, Clarinda C. Damren. She was born in Belgrade, ME, May 9, 1816, daughter of Joshua B. and Theodate D. (Marchant) Damren. (Theodate: a Greek-Latin compound meaning “God Giveth Thee”).

Seth W. Perkins headed a Gardiner, ME, household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 20-29 years [himself], two females aged 20-29 years [Clarinda C. (Damren) Perkins], one female aged 15-19 years, and one female aged 5-9 years.

Seth W. Perkins and Elias Hutchins were Free-Will Baptist ministers in Dover, NH, in 1846.

Seth W. Perkins, a Baptist clergyman, aged forty years (b. ME), headed a Kittery, ME, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Clarinda Perkins, aged thirty-two years (b. ME), and Ellen Perkins, aged ten years (b. ME).

Seth W. Perkins appeared in the Maine Register of 1852, as pastor of the Free-Will Baptist church at Kittery, ME.

Rev. Seth Perkins was minister in Candia, NH, from 1852 to 1855.

Rev. Seth Perkins was performing marriages in Acton, ME, as early as May 1855. Seth W. Perkins appeared in the Maine Registers of 1856, and 1857, as pastor of the Free-Will Baptist church at Acton, ME.

Clergymen. YORK COUNTY. Perkins, Seth W., [F.B.], Acton (ME Register, 1856).

Seth W. Perkins, an F.W. Baptist clergyman, aged forty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Corinth, VT, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Clarinda C. Perkins, aged forty-two years (b. ME), Ellen A. Perkins, aged twenty years (b. ME), and Eugene J. Perkins, aged eight years (b. ME). Seth W. Perkins had real estate valued at $300.

Revivals in Vermont. Seth W. Perkins writes the Morning Star: “The Lord is reviving his work within the limits of the first F.W. Baptist church in Corinth, Vt. Three new converts spoke in the prayer-meeting last eve, and numbers of others are seeking Christ. To God be all the praise” (Vermont Christian Messenger (Montpelier, VT), December 1, 1860).

Seth W. Perkins appeared in the NH Register of 1866, as an F. Bap. minister in Sutton, NH.

About the year 1866 he settled in South Wheelock, Vt., and remained three years; then he was pastor of the Eaton and Newport church, Province of Quebec, three years (Burgess & Ward, 1889).

Seth W. Perkins, an F.W. Baptist minister of the gospel, aged sixty years (b. U.S.), headed a Newport, Quebec, Canada, household at the time of the Canadian Census of 1871. His household included [his wife,] Clorinda C. Perkins, aged fifty-three years (b. U.S.), A. Ellen Perkins, aged thirty years (b. U.S.), Eugene J. Perkins, aged nineteen years (b. U.S.), and Winona Perkins, aged nine years (b. U.S.).

After this he was pastor one year in each of the following places in Maine: Canton, Wilton, Weld, New Sharon, South Montville and New Gloucester (Burgess & Ward, 1889).

MARRIAGES. Canton – July 28th by Rev. Seth W. Perkins, Mr. Chas. H. Berry of Hartford and Miss Abbie F. Robinson of Sumner (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), August 1, 1873).

Seth W. Perkins appeared in the Maine Registers of 1874-75, as pastor of the Baptist church at Canton, ME.

NEWS OF THE CHURCHES. A correspondent (M) writes: Rev. Seth W. Perkins who has been preaching with the churches at Wilton and Weld for two years past, and been highly esteemed as a minister of the gospel, has accepted a call to the pastorate of the churches in New Sharon and Mercer and has commenced his labors there (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), March 17, 1875).

Seth W. Perkins appeared in the Augusta, ME, directory of 1876, as pastor of the Brunswick Street Freewill Baptist Church, boarding at William Whitney’s Oak. (William Whitney appeared a cooper on Oak street, at its corner with Water street, with his house at the same address).

Seth W. Perkins of Gardiner, ME, filed for divorce from Clarinda C. Perkins of Canton, ME, in Kennebec County, ME, in October 1876.

STATE ITEMS. There were twenty-eight divorces decreed at the recent term of court in Kennebec county. One case was that of Seth W. Perkins of Gardiner, divorce from Clarinda C Perkins of Canton. Cause, alienation in affection, covering a period of four years, manifesting a strong dislike, culminating in actual hatred of him, so that she refused to offer him to remain in the same house, and he had to leave for the “sake of keeping peace in the family.” The libellant is a minister of the Gospel, and has not been able to live with his wife for more than three years (Portland Eastern Argus (Portland, ME), February 16, 1877).

NEWS OF THE CHURCHES. Rev. Seth W. Perkins has accepted a call to the pastorate of the South Montville church and has already entered upon the discharge of his duties in that place (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), March 22, 1877).

Religious Intelligence. Rev. Seth W. Perkins of Montville has received and accepted a call to the pastorate of the Free Baptist church at New Gloucester and entered upon its duties (Daily Eastern Argus (Portland, ME), November 10, 1877).

Seth W. Perkins married (2nd), circa 1878, Eleanor (Waite) Waite. She was born in Dixfield, ME, circa 1820, daughter of Isaac and Sally (Goodwin) Waite. (Her first husband, Chandler D. Waite, had died in 1867).

NEWS OF THE CHURCHES. Our correspondent writes: Rev. Seth Perkins will close his second year with the Free Baptist church in New Gloucester on the 12th of October. He has spent two pleasant years in the community and leaves many kind friends in the town and surrounding society. Any church, community or society wishing to correspond in view of future services aro invited to do so by directing to him at North Gray, Maine (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), August 27, 1879).

Seth W. Perkins, a minister, aged sixty-nine years (b. ME), headed a New Gloucester, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Eleanor Perkins, aged forty-seven years (b. ME).

Clarinda Perkins, keeping house, aged sixty-four years (b. ME), headed a Lyndon, VT, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, Winnie Perkins, a teacher, aged eighteen years (b. ME), and her boarders, Frank Dunklee, teaching school, aged twenty years (b. VT), and Loran Prescott, a clerk in railroad office, aged forty-five years (b. VT). (Clarinda Perkins was described as a widow, anticipating her [ex-] husband’s death in the following year).

Seth W. Perkins died in Hollis, ME, June 14, 1881, aged seventy years.

MINISTERIAL OBITUARY RECORD. REV. SETH W. PERKINS died in Hollis, Me., June 13 1881, aged 70. [Vol. 56, No. 25] (Free Will Baptist Register, 1882). 

Elenor ((Waite) Waite) Perkins died of senile debility in Livermore Falls, VT, December 23, 1904, aged eighty-four years.

Ex-wife Clarinda C. (Damren) Perkins died of pneumonia in Lyndon, VT, January 23, 1907, aged ninety years, eight months, and fourteen days.

Mrs. Clara Perkins. Mrs. Clara Perkins died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Prescott, last week Wednesday, Jan. 23. Clara Clark Damren was born in Belgrade, Me., on May 9, 1816. She was the last surviving member of sixteen children and her family belonged to a hardy, long lived race. Although Mrs. Perkins died at an advanced age, being 91 years, 6 months and 14 days old, yet she was a wonderfully well-preserved woman, appearing many years younger than she really was, and had not only retained her physical health, but her mental faculties as well. She was a great reader and her eye-sight was so good that she did very fine needle work up to the very time of her last illness. She was taken ill on January 12th, with a heart trouble which had been about her for several years and pneumonia did not develop until the 18th. Although an intense sufferer during this last illness, she showed great fortitude and patience. On June 11, 1830, she was married to Seth Warren Perkins, of Anson, Me. Mr. Perkins was a Free Baptist minister, preaching in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Canada. He was at one time located in Sheffield, Vt. Three children, all of whom are now living, were born to them. They are: Mrs. Ellen A. Prescott, of Lyndonville, Mrs. Fred Harvey, of Sandy Hill, N.Y., and Eugene Per-kins, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Mrs. Fred Harvey and her husband are well-known in this vicinity. Mr. Harvey was a native of Lyndon Center, where they lived until a few years ago. The son, Eugene Perkins, was at one time employed in the railroad office at this place. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Perkins decided to make her home at Lyndon Center and moved there 29 years ago last November. She resided there until eight years ago when she came to live with her daughter, Mrs. George Prescott, at the time of Mr. Prescott’s death. Mrs. Perkins was greatly beloved by her children and to them she had been a model mother. She was a woman of the old school, her interests being wrapped up in her home. She was a model housekeeper, a woman of strong character, excellent judgement and decided ideas of right and wrong. Her warm sympathies and lively interests in old and young and her pleasant manner attracted a large circle of warm friends. Funeral services were held at the house on Friday, Jan. 25th at 10 A.M. Rev. W.H. Lyster assisted by Rev. J.W. Burgin and Rev. E.G. French were the officiating clergymen. A great many beautiful flowers from young and old friends bore silent testimony to the esteem in which she was held (Vermont Union-Journal (Lyndonville, VT), January 30, 1907).

Wm. Hurlin – 1856-1858

See Acton & Milton Mills Free-Will Baptist Ministers, 1802-1854 for details of this second pastorate of Rev. William Hurlin (1814-1905), as well as of his life in general.

Aaron Ayer – 1859

Aaron Ayer was born in Buxton, ME, April 3, 1802, son of Timothy Jr. and Hannah (Merrill) Ayer.

Aaron Ayer married in Lyman, ME, May 19, 1840, Mary Olive Cleaves. She was born in Windsor, ME, August 7, 1810, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Hanson) Cleaves.

In April 1844, Rev. Aaron Ayer began a successful pastorate of two years. During this time the church took decided action in relation to temperance, in the following votes: “Dec. 5, 1844. Voted not to receive any person as a church member who shall make use of distilled liquors or wines as a beverage. Also Resolved that it is improper for church members to make use of Cider as a beverage” (McDuffee, 1892).

Rev. Aaron Ayer was one of many Free-Will Baptist ministers that signed an anti-slavery declaration in 1848. It was published in the Morning Star and [Boston] Liberator newspapers (Liberator, March 24, 1848). Revs. Joseph Fullonton, Zachariah Jordan, Theodore Stevens, Jr., and Dexter Waterman signed also.

Aaron Ayer, a Freewill Baptist, aged thirty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Woolwich, ME, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Mary O. Ayer, aged forty years (b. ME), George W. Ayer, aged five years (b. ME), and Daniel Ayer, aged three years (b. ME).

FREE WILL BAPTIST CLERGY. Ayer, A., Acton, Me. (Clark & Meeker, 1860).

John S. Rowe, a farmer, aged fifty-one years (b. NH), headed a Deerfield, NH, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Delia Rowe, aged forty-six years (b. NH), Aaron Ayer, an F.W.B. clergyman, aged forty-eight years (b. NH), Mary O. Ayer, aged forty-nine years (b. NH), Mary E. Rowe, a T. [teacher] of schools, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), John L. Rowe, aged ten years (b. NH), and Anson B. Rowe, aged three years (b. NH). John S. Rowe had real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate valued at $450. Aaron Ayer had personal estate valued at $2,200.

Rev. Aaron Ayer was a bold, solid and powerful preacher; a man that never feared the face of clay and was never afraid to advocate what he believed to be right in the face of the most strenuous opposition, but in the plenitude of his intellectual and physical powers he became demented, losing the equilibrium of his mind and was ever afterwards semi-insane. However, like many in his condition, his wit was as keen as ever and the sarcastic language employed by him was original and beyond imitation. His repartee was caustic and irresistible and many a person who thought they could play fast and loose with him because of his dementia had found out their mistake and sneaked away like an exhausted gamecock. He retired to a farm and discontinued professional work; and also declined every invitation (with one or two exceptions) to attend religious services (Portland Telegram (Portland, ME), October 19, 1913).

Aaron Ayer, a farmer, aged fifty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Naples, ME, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Mary O. Ayer, keeping house, aged sixty years (b. ME), and Aaron E. Ayer, at school, aged nineteen years (b. ME). Aaron Ayer had real estate valued at $1,200 and personal estate valued at $800.

Aaron Ayer died in Naples, ME, October 8, 1876.

Mary O. Ayer appeared in the Portland, ME, directories of 1883, 1884, 1885, and 1886, as the widow of Aaron Ayer, with her house on Woodford street, Woodfords. Mary O. Ayer appeared in the Portland, ME, directories of 1887, and 1888, as the widow of Aaron Ayer, with her house at 11 Congress place.

Mary O. (Cleaves) Ayer died of old age in Naples, ME, November 3, 1894, aged eighty-five years, three months.

Samuel Jones – 1859

Ministerial Removals and Settlements. Jones, Samuel. [Whence:] Elizabethtown, N.Y. [Where:] Milton Mills, N.H. (Baptist Family Magazine, 1859).

Edward A. Stockman – 1860-6?

Edward Ainsley Stockman was born in Poland, ME, February 3, 1821, son of Robert and Thankful Davis) Stockman.

Rev. Edward A. Stockton married in Standish, ME, October 25, 1847, Elizabeth Ann Thomas, he of Limington, ME, and she of Standish, ME. Rev. Andrew Hobson performed the ceremony. She was born in Maine, in 1829, daughter of Stephen and Dorothy M. “Dolly” (Parker) Thomas.

Edward A. Stockman, a Methodist clergyman, aged thirty years (b. ME), headed a Worthington, MA, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Elizabeth A. Stockman, aged twenty-one years (b. ME), and Lucy A. Stockman, aged one year (b. MA). (Another Methodist clergyman, James Wright, aged forty-nine years (b. England), headed another household on the same page).

Rev. Edward A. Stockman was an ardent abolitionist and associate of the leaders of the anti-slavery movement. He was a personal friend of William Lloyd Garrison, editor of The Liberator abolitionist newspaper. He was said to have maintained an “underground railroad” station at all of his ante-bellum residences. (See also Milton and Abolitionism).

REV. E.A. STOCKMAN, an Agent of the Mass. Anti-Slavery Society, will lecture as follows: West Cummington, Sunday, April 24. Plainfield, Monday, [April] 25. Ashfield, Tuesday and Wednesday, [April] 26 and 27. Hawley, Thursday, [April] 28 (Liberator (Boston, MA), April 22, 1853).

MR. STOCKMAN IN CHESHIRE. That eloquent and fearless friend of the friendless, Rev. E.A. Stockman of Cummington, addressed our citizens, on the slavery issue, in its moral and political aspects, on the first three evenings of this week, at the Universalist Church. The house was well filled through the course; and the most profound attention given. Those who have had the pleasure of hearing Mr. S. on this topic need not be told that a marked sensation was produced by the lectures in this hunkerish community. A company of anti-slavery singers from Mr. Stockman’s choir in Cummington were present at the last lecture, and added greatly to the interest of the occasion by a variety of appropriate songs – Northampton Courier (Liberator (Boston, MA), October 28, 1853).

(Dictionaries define being a “hunker” or being “hunkerish” as being old-fashioned and conservative).

Stephen Thomas, a farmer, aged sixty-five years (b. ME), headed a Standish, ME, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Dorothy Thomas, aged fifty-eight years (b. ME), Orlando Thomas, aged sixteen years (b. ME), Edward A. Stockman, a medicine agent, aged thirty-nine years (b. ME), Elizabeth A. Stockman, aged thirty-one years (b. ME), and  Lucy A. Stockman, aged eleven years (b. MA). Stephen Thomas had real estate valued at $2,000 and personal estate valued at $200.

Rev. Edward A. Stockman did not appear in the Mitchell-Cony list of ministers, However, in his own later 1890 book, Rev. Edward A. Stockman mentioned briefly his pastorate of the Acton-Milton Mills Freewill Baptist Church, and especially his interactions with the Farnham family.

Quite many years ago the author of this little volume was pastor of the F. Baptist church at Milton Mills, N.H. At an extreme quarter of the parish stood the Farnham homestead. The dwelling, a plain farm-house, was then occupied by John Farnham [(1797-1884)] and his wife Fanny [(1802-1891)]. They were most excellent Christian people, greatly beloved. Ralph Farnham [(1756-1860)], father of John, was a revolutionary soldier and had spent most of his days on that homestead, an excellent citizen, a devoted Christian. He was converted to God by witnessing the phenomenon called the “dark day” which occurred on the 19th of May 1780, and which, to his latest hour, he was accustomed to describe in very glowing and impressive language. He lived to a remarkably old age. On his one hundred and fourth birthday, he was carried to Boston, Mass., where he was received, and for some days entertained, with much eclat, as the oldest living soldier of the Revolution (Stockman, 1890).

Ralph Farnham died in December 1860, so this account would seem to fix Rev. Stockman’s time at the Acton-Milton Mills Freewill Baptist church as having started while Farnham still lived and having run for some undefined duration before Rev. Boyd’s pastorate began in May 1864.

LOCAL AND STATE ITEMS. Rev. E.A. Stockman, agent of F.W.B. Home Mission Society, will lecture at the Freewill Baptist Church to-morrow evening, at 7 o’clock, on the Freedmen. Mr. S. has been among the Freedmen, and his lecture will be of interest to those who may attend (Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), August 25, 1866).

Edward A. Stockman of Wells, ME, was an original incorporator of Storer College, September 5, 1867, having purchased one of the nine $100 initial shares.

The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of the “Storer College,” for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an institution of learning, embracing a normal school, an academy and a college, for teaching all classes of persons, without distinction of color all the branches of useful information usually taught in similar institutions; and for the purpose of receiving, holding, managing and applying funds, moneys and property, to an amount not exceeding nine hundred thousand dollars, devised, bequeathed or granted in aid thereof; which corporation shall keep its principal office or place of business at Harper’s Ferry, in the county of Jefferson, and State of West Virginia, and is to expire on the thirty-first day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and sixty-seven … (WV Legislature, 1868). 

Edwd. A. Stockman, a clergyman, aged forty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Pittsfield, NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Ann E. Stockman, keeping house, aged forty-one years (b. ME), Lucy A. Stockman, a school teacher, aged twenty-one years (b. ME [SIC]), and Lilian M. Stockman, aged two years (b. ME). Edwd. A. Stockman had personal estate valued at $800.

New Hampshire Local News. Strafford County. The Rev. E.A. Stockman, recently pastor of the Charles-street Church, Dover, has withdrawn from the Free Baptist denomination and joined what is known as the Evangelical Adventists (Vermont Journal (Bellows Falls, VT), June 21, 1873).

THE SUBURBS. CHELSEA. Pulpit News. A protracted meeting will he held, during the week, in the Heard Street Adventist Chapel, commencing tomorrow evening. Among the preachers announced to be present is Elder E.A. Stockman, formerly a Baptist clergyman in Dover, N.H. (Boston Globe, January 12, 1874).

New Bedford. At Pope’s Island yesterday morning three candidates were baptized by Rev. James H. Lee, pastor of the Salem Baptist church, North Sixth st. At the same place, at noon, four candidates were baptized by Elder E.A. Stockman, who is temporarily filling the pulpit of the Christian Advent church on Kempton street (Fall River Daily News (Fall River, MA), May 5, 1879).

Edw. A. Stockman, a clergyman, aged fifty years (b. ME), headed a Chelsea, MA, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Elizabeth A. Stockman, keeping house, aged fifty years (b. ME), and his children, Lucy A. Stockman, at home, aged thirty years (b. MA), and Lillian M. Stockman, at school, aged twelve years (b. ME [SIC]). They were one of four families residing at 87 Orange Street.

Vernon. Elder E.A. Stockman of Boston, editor of the World’s Crises, will preach, at the chapel in Vernon July 16, 10:30 A.M., and 1:30 P.M. (Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, VT), July 14, 1882).

Church Dedication. The dedication of the Emerald Street Advent Church took place last evening. Elder E.A. Stockman pronounced the invocation. J. Hemenway read from the Scriptures, and was followed by a dedicatory prayer by Elder D. T. Taylor. H.H. Tucker, the pastor, then preached the dedicatory sermon, taking for his text: “The true principles of the interpretation of signs.” Voluntary talks were made by Elders Boutelle and Goodrich (Boston Globe, May 13, 1887).

Edward A. Stockman, a preacher, aged seventy-nine years (b. ME), headed a Chelsea, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-four years), Elizibeth N. Stockman, aged seventy years (b. ME), and his servant, Annie McCool, a servant, aged twenty-three years (b. Canada (Eng.)). They were one of two families renting at 87 Orange Street. Elizabeth N. Stockman was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Edward A. Stockman died of marasmus [severe malnutrition] in Chelsea, MA, February 1, 1901, aged seventy-nine years, eleven months, and twenty-seven days.

The Rev E.A. Stockman Dead. BOSTON, Feb. 2. The Rev. Edward A. Stockman, editor of The World’s Crisis, died at his home in Chelsea Friday night. He was eighty years old and one of the leaders of the Christian Advent denomination in the United States. He established Storer College. After preaching as a Free Will Baptist for years, Mr. Stockman became an Adventist, and in addition to preaching was in 1883 chosen assistant editor of The World’s Crisis. In 1885 he was made editor in chief and held that place until three years ago (NY Times (New York, NY), June 3, 1901).

Elizabeth A. (Thomas) Stockman died of marasmus [severe malnutrition] in Chelsea, MA, June 5, 1901, aged seventy-two years, eight months, and eighteen days.

Mrs. Elisabeth A. Stockman. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Stockman, widow of Rev. E.A. Stockman, who was at the time of his death last February, editor of The Worlds Crisis, died at her home, 108 W. Orange street, Chelsea, last night, after a long illness. Mrs. Stockman was born in Standish, Me., seventy-two years ago. She had lived in Chelsea about twenty-eight years, and had a large number of friends there. The deceased was interested in the work of the Advent Christian Church of Chelsea, of which she was a member. The only near relatives who survive her are two daughters, Mrs. P.T. Edwards and Miss Lucy A. Stockman. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock at her late home. Rev. George Haines, pastor of the Advent Christian Church, will officiate. He will be assisted by Rev. F.L. Piper of Malden, who will offer prayer, and Rev. Roger Sherman of Salem, who will lead the scriptures. A quartet will sing (Boston Evening Transcript, June 6, 1901).

Rev. David Boyd – 1864-1865

David Boyd was born in South Berwick, ME, March 2, 1836, son of Charles and Harriet (Davis) Boyd.

Boyd, Rev. David, brother of Rev. James Boyd, was born at South Berwick, Me., Mar. 2, 1836. He was converted in 1851, licensed in 1858, and ordained May 12, 1861. Rev. A. Lovejoy and others serving on the council. His pastorates have been at Exeter, Acton, and Rockland, Me., Pawtucket, R.I., and Oneonta, N.Y. He has baptized about 200 converts, served as delegate at the General Conference, and has occupied a prominent position in temperance work, especially in connection with the I.O.G.T. He married Olive Gray in 1856, has four children, and is at present Superintendent for the American Bible Society with headquarters at Oneonta, N.Y. (Burgess & Ward, 1889).

David Boyd married, in 1856, Olive Gray. She was born in South Berwick, ME, January 20, 1834, daughter of Charles and Sylvina (Thurrell) Gray.

Rev. O.A. True has accepted the call of the F.W. Baptist Church in West Lebanon to become their pastor and Rev. David Boyd has assumed the pastoral care of the F.W. Baptist Church at Milton Mills (Acton) (Daily Eastern Argus (Portland, ME), May 26, 1864).

David Boyd appeared in the New England business directory of 1865, as the Acton, ME, Free-Will Baptist minister.

Rev. David Boyd of the Rockland, ME, Free-Will Baptist Yearly Meeting was sent as a delegate to a Congregational ministerial convention in June 1868.

DELEGATES FROM CORRESPONDING BODIES. Rev. David Boyd of Rockland Free Will Baptist Yearly Meeting (General Conference, 1868). 

David Boyd, a clergyman, aged thirty-four years (b. ME), headed a Rockland, ME, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Olive Boyd, keeping house, aged thirty-six years (b. ME), and his children, William A. Boyd, at school, aged twelve years (b. ME), Vesta E. Boyd, at school, aged eleven years (b. ME), Flora Boyd, at school, aged four years (b. ME), and David C. Boyd, at home, aged three years (b. ME). David Boyd had personal estate valued at $700.

Religious News. BAPTIST. Rev. David Boyd, pastor of the Free Baptist Church, Rockland, Maine, has resigned his pastorate, in order to accept the position of State lecturer offered him by the Good Templars of the State (Vermont Chronicle (Bellows Falls, VT), June 3, 1871).

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. The Rev. David Boyd of Maine, having accepted a call to the Free Baptist church of Pawtucket, was installed as pastor on Monday evening last. The sermon was preached by Rev. A.H. Heath, formerly of Auburn in this State (Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), October 12, 1872).

David Boyd, a clergyman, aged thirty-nine years (b. ME), headed a Pawtucket, RI, household at the time of the RI State Census of 1875. His household included his wife, Olive Boyd, a house keeper, aged forty-one years (b. ME), and his children, William A. Boyd, a scholar, aged seventeen years (b. ME), Vestie E. Boyd, aged fifteen years (b. ME), Flora A. Boyd, aged nine years (b. ME), and David C. Boyd, a scholar, aged eight years (b. ME).

Rev. David Boyd appeared in the Pawtucket, RI, directories of 1875, and 1877, as pastor of the Second Free Baptist church, with his house at 87 Summit street.

A PASTOR UNDER A CLOUD. Serious Charges Against a Pawtucket Clergyman. Suspicious Familiarity With the Organist and Conspiracy to Break Up the Society Alleged Against Him. Special Despatch to The Boston Globe. Pawtucket, R.I., April 18. A council of clergymen to consider the troubles in the Free Baptist Church of this place has been in session in the vestry of the church. It was not called to try the pastor for any offence, nor any member of the church, but to listen to the statement of such facts as the official members of the church should present and give such advice as circumstances warranted. The clerk read the proceedings of the late church meeting at which letters of dismissal were said to have been granted to about forty members of the church, including the pastor thereof, the Rev. David Boyd. Afterwards regular charges against the pastor were presented. The first three relate to an alleged improper intimacy between the pastor and the organist, which was followed up and persisted in even when he was admonished of the improprieties by the Trustees of the church. The fourth and fifth charges assert that the pastor opposed all efforts to harmonize existing troubles and difficulties in the church, and to having an Advisory Council called to consider them, he is charged, sixthly, with leading a movement to permanently divide the church. It is also claimed that all the present troubles in the church come from what is brought against the pastor in the first charges. Nothing criminal has yet been charged upon the minister, but several suspicious acts have been noticed which gave occasion to much scandal. The Council, after rehearsing the charges, etc., gave the following decision: “We, therefore, advise you, members of the First Free Baptist Church, entirely to ignore the organization claiming to be the Second Free Baptist Church, and proceed at once to prefer such charges against the Rev. David Boyd as in your judgment the case requires.” Mr. Boyd protested against the action of tlie Council as hasty and unjust, and declared his intention to appeal to the community for justice. He claimed that the Council had exceeded its jurisdiction, and that he had not been informed of the charges be preferred against him till he saw them in the Providence papers (Boston Globe, April 20, 1877).

MORE INDIGNATION MEETINGS. Newport, Me., Dec 30. – The Republicans held a large indignation meeting last night, presided over by the Rev. David Boyd. Several earnest speeches were made by prominent Republicans and resolutions severely condemning the action of the governor and council were adopted (Rutland Weekly Herald & Globe (Rutland, VT), January 1, 1880).

David Boyd, a clergyman, aged forty-four years (b. ME), headed a Newport, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Olive Boyd, keeping house, aged forty-six years (b. ME), and his children, Vesta E. Boyd, at home, aged twenty-one years (b. ME), Flora A. Boyd, at home, aged fourteen years (b. ME), David C. Boyd, at home, aged thirteen years (b. ME). They resided on Pleasant Street.

David Boyd died of apoplexy in East Newport, ME, March 7, 1900, aged sixty-four years, and five days. He had resided there for twenty-two years, i.e., since circa 1877-78.

ASHLAND. It is with regret that the people of this section learn of the death of Rev. David Boyd of Newport, Me., who was pastor of the Free Baptist church at Presque Isle several years and was well known here (Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), March 19, 1900).

Olive Boyd, a farmer, aged seventy-six years (b. ME), headed a Newport, ME, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. Her household included her children, Flora A. Boyd, a public school teacher, aged forty-four years (b. ME), and David C. Boyd, a farm laborer, aged forty-three years (b. ME). Olive Boyd owned their farm, free-and-clear. She was the mother of five children, of whom four were still living.

Olive (Gray) Boyd died of old age in Newport, ME, March 5, 1919, aged eighty-five years, one month, and fifteen days. She had resided there for forty-one years, i.e., since circa 1877-78.

Hiatus – 1865-1870

There appears to have been a hiatus in this sequence of ministers in the immediate post-war period that fell between the pastorates of David Boyd and Dexter Waterman. There might have been one or more pastorates not yet traced or perhaps there was a run of short-term “supply” pastors

Dexter Waterman – 1870-1872

Ebenezer Dexter “Dexter” Waterman was born in Litchfield, ME, January 30, 1807, son of Sylvanus and Abigail (Jackson) Waterman.

Ebenezer D. Waterman married (1st) in Bristol, ME, June 2, 1834, Mahala Wentworth, he of Boothbay, ME, and she of Bristol, ME. She was born in Bristol, ME, January 29, 1806, daughter of James and Susan (Williams) Wentworth.

Dexter Waterman headed a Phillips, ME, household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 30-39 years, one female aged 30-39 years, one male aged 5-9 years, and one female aged under-5 years. One member of his household was engaged in the Learned Professions.

Rev. Dexter Waterman was one of many Free-Will Baptist ministers that signed an anti-slavery declaration in 1848. It was published in the Morning Star and [Boston] Liberator newspapers (Liberator, March 24, 1848). Revs. Aaron Ayer, Joseph Fullonton, Zachariah Jordan, and Theodore Stevens, Jr., signed also.

Dexter Waterman, an F.B. preacher, aged forty-three years (b. ME), headed a Unity, ME, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Mahala Waterman, aged forty-four years (b. ME), Granville Waterman, a student, aged fifteen years (b. ME), and Achsa H. Waterman, aged twelve years (b. ME). Dexter Waterman had real estate valued at $800.

The First Free-Will Baptist Church of Farmington, NH, organized itself in 1854, with Rev. Dexter Waterman as its pastor.

FREE BAPTIST CHURCH. The first Free Baptist Church was organized in 1854, with the Rev Dexter Waterman as pastor. Meetings were held in the meetinghouse on Peavey Hill, where the Congregationalists worshipped. During the pastorate of Mr. Waterman the church membership increased to thirty-two. He resigned in 1856, and was succeeded by Rev. J.M.L. Babcock, who remained until 1858 (Mitchell-Cony, 1908).

Mahala (Wentworth) Waterman died of pneumonia in Farmington, NH, April 16, 1856, aged fifty-one years.

Dexter Waterman married (2nd) in Unity, ME, January 11, 1859, Mary Ann (Rich) Roberts. She was born in Jackson, ME, July 24, 1815, daughter of Joseph and Judith A. Roberts. (She was the widow of Hamlin M. Roberts of Jackson, ME).

Dexter Waterman, a Baptist clergyman, aged fifty-four years (b. ME), headed a Charleston (“West Charleston P.O.”), VT, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Mary Waterman, aged forty-five years (b. ME), and Cassius Waterman, aged fifteen years (b. ME). Dexter Waterman had real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate valued at $500.

Correction. Mr. Editor: In your paper of August 17th, we notice an item stating that “The Freewill Baptists of New Hampshire have just held their yearly meeting at Sandwich. The denomination is mostly confined to that state, where it has 75 ministers, and 10,000 church members.” The writer then gives statistics of the Baptists in Kentucky, and Methodists in England, placing us in an unfavorable contrast with them. That the writer intended to misrepresent us we will not say, but that article is calculated to give the readers of your paper a very unfavorable and incorrect idea of the Baptist denomination. We therefore request you to do is the justice to publish the following statistics and facts. Not having the returns for the present year, we give the statistics officially reported for 1859. The denomination had its rise in New Hampshire. No. [Number] members in N.H. in 1859, 9,928; Ordained ministers in N.H., 184. So far from being “mostly confined to that state,” we have in Maine, 15,045 church members, Rhode Island, 3,293 [church members], New York, 9,701 [church members]. And churches, quarterly meetings, and yearly meetings, in nearly every free state and in Canada. Our uncompromising opposition to American slavery caused the conferences of North and South Carolina, of about 2090 members, to refuse to associate with us about twenty-five years ago.  We might have had a large portion of the “eighty thousand Baptists of Kentucky,” if in general conference about twenty years ago, we had endorsed slavery by receiving and ordaining D. Homely of Kentucky, who attended the general conference of Conneant, Ohio, for that purpose.  We have flourishing institutions of learning of the highest grade (below a college,) in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York, a college in Michigan, and several other seminaries in New England and the west. We have also a theological school at New Hampton, N.H. In these institutions we have invested in lands, buildings, and permanent funds, between $300,000 and 400,000. The Morning Star, a paper published by the denomination, has a circulation of about eleven or twelve thousand copies. DEXTER WATERMAN, H.C. HENDERSON. August 25, 1860 (Orleans Independent Standard (Irasburgh, VT), August 31, 1860).

Rev. Dexter Waterman appeared in the Bates College directories of 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, and 1868, as a member of the [Maine State Seminary] Corporation. Rev. Hosea Quinby, A.M., appeared also in the same lists. (Rev. Quinby was a D.D., i.e., a Doctor of Divinity, in 1867 and 1868, rather than an A.M., i.e., a Master of Arts, as he had been earlier).

Rev. Dexter Waterman appeared also in the Bates College directories of 1868, 1869, and 1870, as a member of the Maine State Seminary Board of Trustees.

Dexter Watterman, a clergyman, aged sixty-three years (b. ME), headed an Acton (“South Acton, P.O.”), ME, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Mary A. Watterman, keeping house, aged fifty-five years (b. ME).

D. Waterman appeared in the Milton directory of 1871, as the Milton Mills Free Baptist minister.

Rev. Dexter Waterman appeared also in the Bates College directories of 1871, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1878, and 1879, as a member of the Maine State Seminary Board of Trustees.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. Rev. Dexter Waterman will enter upon his pastoral charge in Phillips the second Sabbath in March (Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), March 9, 1872).

Sunday in the Churches. Religious services, under the charge of City Missionary Tarbox, was held on the park Sabbath afternoon. Interesting remarks were made by Rev. Dexter Waterman of Wilton. His theme was the prodigal son. There was a large assembly present (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), July 17, 1876).

Mary A. ((Rich) Roberts) Waterman died in Wilton, ME, October 8, 1877, aged sixty-two years, two months, and fifteen days.

Rev. Dexter Waterman appeared also in the Bates College directories of 1881, 1882, 1883, and 1885, as a member of the Maine State Seminary Board of Trustees. (The list of 1882 gave him a residence of Laconia, NH, and the lists of 1883, and 1885 gave him a residence of Dover, NH).

Dexter Waterman died of heart failure in Littleton, NH, February 8, 1890, aged eighty-three years, and twenty-five days.

Rev. Dexter Waterman, pastor of the Freewill Baptist church at Carroll, who died at Littleton recently of heart failure, at one time held a pastorate at West Charleston, Vt. He was one of the founders of its Education society, has been a member of the Board of Corporators of its printing establishment for more than 40 years, and a trustee of Bates college from its foundation. He has been well known to the guests of the Twin Mountain House during the last three years, as his church was nearer than any other to the hotel. (Vermont Journal (Windsor, VT), February 15, 1890).

GRANBY. Rev. Dexter Waterman died at Littleton, N.H., the 8th inst. Rev. Mr. Waterman was the last pastor of the Free Baptist Church in Carroll, N.H., having closed his labors there only a few weeks ago (Essex County Herald (Island Pond, VT), February 28, 1890).

James Potter – 1873-1874

James Soule Potter was born in Kenduskeag, ME, in 1823, son of David and Nancy (Soule) Potter.

James S. Potter married Laura J. Grant. She was born in Winterport, ME, August 1, 1832, daughter of Hezekiah and Margaret A. (Scribner) Grant.

James S. Potter, a clergyman, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Corinth, ME, at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Laura J. Potter, aged seventeen years (b. ME).

J.S. Potter. an F.W. Baptist clergyman, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Bridgton, ME, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Laura J. Potter, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME), Anna R. Potter, aged eight years (b. ME), Charles F. Potter, aged four years (b. ME), and [her sister,] A.M. Grant, aged sixteen years (b. ME). J.S. Potter had personal estate valued at $400.

James S. Potter appeared in the Maine Business directory of 1869, as pastor of the Free-Will Baptist church in Raymond, ME.

James Potter, a clergyman, aged forty-eight years (b. ME), headed a Scarboro, ME, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Laura J. Potter, aged thirty-eight years (b. ME), Annie E. Potter, aged eighteen years (b. ME), Charles F. Potter, aged fourteen years (b. ME), and James A. Potter, aged four years (b. ME).

James S. Potter appeared in the Maine Business directory of 1871, as pastor of the Free-Will Baptist church in Raymond, ME.

J.S. Potter appeared in the Milton directories of 1873, and 1874, as the Milton Mills Baptist minister. (Rev. Ebenezer N. Fernald served as a Milton supply pastor in September 1874 (See below)).

Religious. NEWS OF THE CHURCHES. Rev. J.S. Potter, who has been laboring with the church in Lyman for the past three years, has accepted an invitation to continue his pastorate. He is now assisted by the neighboring ministers in holding a series of meetings with some encouragement (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), February 22, 1879).

James S. Potter, a farmer & preacher, aged fifty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Lyman, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Laura J. Potter, keeping house, aged forty-seven years (b. ME), his son, James A. Potter, aged fourteen years (b. ME), and his mother-in-law, Annie C. Strout, house work, aged sixty-six years (b. ME).

James S. Potter died of uremia in Lyman, ME, July 17, 1897, aged seventy-four years, eleven months, and twenty days.

DEATHS. POTTER – In Lyman, July 17, Rev. James S. Potter, aged 74 years, 11 months, 20 days (Portland Evening Express, July 23, 1897).

Laura J. (Grant) Potter died in Lyman, ME, December 31, 1920, aged eighty-eight years.

LYMAN’S OLDEST WOMAN, 89, HAS PASSED AWAY. LYMAN, Jan. 4. – The funeral of Mrs. Laura G. Potter, wife of James Potter, the oldest woman in town, who died Friday in her 89th year, was held at her home here yesterday afternoon. The body was taken to Alfred for burial (Portland Evening Express, January 4, 1921).

Rev. Mr. McLain – 1875-76

Alexander Stewart McLean was born on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, November 1, 1843.

Alexander S. McLean, a clergyman, aged twenty-seven years (b. PEI), headed a Gray, ME, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Julia McLean, aged twenty years (b. PEI). Alexander S. McLean has personal estate valued at $500.

NEWS OF THE CHURCHES. The Star says that Rev. A.S. McLean lately of the Acton and Milton Mills F.B. church has accepted a call to the Charlestown, Mass., church and entered upon his duties last Sunday (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), October 15, 1875).

One might suppose these locations to have been reversed in error, i.e., he accepted a call to leave Charlestown, MA, and go to Acton & Milton Mills F.B. Church. A.S. Maclean appeared in the Milton directories of 1875, 1876, and 1877, as the Milton Mills Baptist minister.

When Rev. A.S. McLean left his pastorate at the Acton & Milton Mills Baptist church he went next to Boston, MA,

MARRIED. In this [Boston, MA] city, May 1, by Rev. A.S. McLean, Mr. James M. Milk to Miss M. Justina Shedd (New England Farmer (Boston, MA), May 12, 1877).

First Baptist Church in Hingham – Mr. Sankey Expected, But Does Not Preach –  The Rev. A.S. McLean Delivers an Eloquent Sermon. It was expected that the “singing evangelist,” Mr. Ira D. Sankey, would take a prominent part in the morning service at the First Baptist Church in Hingham yesterday. But Mr. Sankey was unable to come, having, it is supposed, been called away to attend the dedication of the monument to P.P. Bliss in Rome, Pa. The evangelist is, however, sojourning at the cottage of Franklin W. Smith, Esq., in Cohasset for the summer, and will doubtless soon be heard in Hingham. In his absence yesterday the pastor of the Baptist Church, the Rev. A.S. McLean, preached an earnest and forcible sermon, taking as his text Matthew, xi., 30: “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” The speaker showed at the outset the peculiar force of these words to those who had been educated under the dominion of the secularized theocracy of Judaism in its latter days. But the text was also proved to be full of meaning to followers of Christ in this age. It sets forth, on the one hand, the fact that there is a Christian yoke and a Christian burden, and on the other, that strength is given to bear these. Restraint and self-denial are often enforced in the New Testament as duties, and the Christian life is represented as a warfare. Christianity does not remove every yoke and burden, but makes the one easy and gives strength to bear the other. While the yoke of sin is heavy and its burden grievous and there is no hope for the future, the Christian finds strength for all his temptations, nobility of character from self-denial, and is assured of attaining a glorious reward at the last (Boston Globe, July 16, 1877).

HINGHAM. The Rev. A.S. McLean will preach the sermon at the service of the Baptist Church. and the Rev. E.C. Hood will conduct the union service in the Congregational Church, Fast Day (Boston Globe, April 10, 1878).

New England Items. The Rev. A.S. McLean has been presented with a pair of gold-lined silver goblets by the Old Colony Lodge of Free Masons in recognition of the services he has rendered the Hingham Lodge (Boston Globe, July 20, 1878).

Alexander S. McLean married, perhaps in Canada, circa 1878-79, Julia S. Skilling. She was born in Kempt, Nova Scotia, Canada, in January 1850, daughter of Capt. John E. and Phebe D. (Card) Skilling.

Alexander McLean, a Free Baptist clergyman, aged thirty-eight years (b. PEI), headed a Kempt, Nova Scotia, Canada, household at the time of the Canadian Census of 1881. His household included his wife, Julia McLean, aged thirty-three years (b. Nova Scotia), and his son, Stewart McLean, aged eleven months (b. Nova Scotia).

Alexander Lean, aged forty-two [forty-eight] years, headed a Summerville, Nova Scotia, Canada, household at the time of the Canadian Census of 1891. His household included his wife, Julia Lean, aged thirty-eight [forty-three] years (b. Nova Scotia), and his son, Stewart Lean, aged twelve years (b. Nova Scotia).

Alexander McLane, a farmer, aged fifty-six years (b. Canada), headed a Milford, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-two years), Julia McLane, aged fifty years (b. Canada), and his children, Stewart McLane, a teamster, aged twenty-one years (b. ME), and Phoebe McLane, aged five years (b. MA). Alexander McLane rented their farm on Silver Hill Street. He had become a naturalized citizen in 1868. Julia S. Mclean was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Alexander S. Mclean, a railroad gate tender, aged sixty-six years (b. Canada), headed a Winthrop, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-two years), Julia S. Mclean, aged sixty years (b. ME), and his daughter, Phebe Mclean, aged fifteen years (b. MA). Alexander S. Mclean rented their house at 35 Siren Street. He had become a naturalized citizen in 1868. Julia S. Mclean was the mother of two children, of whom two were still living.

Alexander S. McLean died in Medfield, MA, February 16, 1916.

Julia McLean, a lodging house keeper, aged sixty years (b. ME [SIC]), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. Her household included her daughter, Ernestine McLean, aged twenty-five years (b. MA). Julia McLean rented their house at 31 Bowdoin Street. There were twenty-three lodgers.

Julia (Skilling) McLean died in Warren, MA, in 1925.

Hosea Quimby – 1876-1878

Hosea Quinby was born in Sandwich, NH, August 25, 1804, son of Moses and Doreathea (Atkins) Quinby. (His surname of Quinby was often misspelt as Quimby).

Hosea Quimby, D.D., Free Baptist, son of Moses and Dolly (Atkins) Quimby was born Aug 25, 1804. Preparatory studies at New Hampton Institution and Wolfborough Academy, 1824-8; Tutor, New Hampton, 1828-9. Graduated at Colby University, 1832, the first of his denomination, preaching during his entire course. Ordained Sandwich, June 2, 1833. Principal, Parsonsfield (Me.), Academy, 1832-9, and Smithville (R.I.) Seminary, 1840-51, meanwhile preaching at Greenwich for a time. Pastor, Meredith, June 20, 1839-40, and Jan. 18, 1855-7; Pittsfield, Feb. 28, 1857-61. Pastor and principal of Academy, Lebanon, Me., 1861-4; Lake Village, now Lakeport, 1861-7, retiring from teaching, 1864. Without charge, Concord, 1868-71, meanwhile chaplain of New Hampshire State Prison, July 1869-71. Pastor, Nottingham, Oct 1872-4; Pittsfield, Jan. 9, 1875-6; and Milton Mills, 1876-8. Delegate and secretary, First General Conference, Tunbridge, Vt., Oct. 11, 1827. Delegate to the General Conference, Lowell, Mass., 1859, and Fairport, N.Y., Oct, 1877. Is said to have done the work of two men for 30 years. Died, Milton Mills, Oct. 11, 1878. Married Dorothea Burleigh of Sandwich, May 10, 1828. She died Concord about 1870. Publications: 1. Review of Butler’s Letters. 2. Treatise on the Faith and Usages of the Free Baptist Denomination. 3. Prison Chaplaincy and Experiences, 1873. 4. Christian Baptism (Carter, 1906).

Hosea Quinby married in Sandwich, NH, May 10, 1828, Miss Dolly Burley, both of Sandwich, NH. Dorothea Burleigh was born in Sandwich, NH, in 1806, daughter of Josiah and Rosamond Burleigh.

Hosea Quimby headed a Waterville, ME, household at the time of the Fifth (1830) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 20-29 years [himself], one female aged 20-29 years [Dolly (Burley) Quinby].

Hosea Quimby headed a Meredith, NH, household at the time of the Sixth (1840) Federal Census. His household included one male aged 30-39 years [himself], one female aged 30-39 years [Dolly (Burley) Quinby], one female aged 20-29 years, one male aged 5-9 years, and one male aged under-5 years. One member of his household was engaged in Agriculture.

Hosea Quinby, president of seminary, aged forty-five years (b. NH), headed a residence hall in Scituate, RI, at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included Dorothea Quinby, aged forty-three years (b. NH), Josiah S. Quinby, a student, aged seventeen years (b. ME), Hosea M. Quinby, aged ten years (b. NH), and Caroline J. Quinby, aged six years (b. RI). The residence hall house also four teachers and fifty-three students.

Rev. Hosea Quimby, principal of the Smithville [RI] Seminary invited Anti-slavery activist Alonzo J. Grover to speak before the student body in September 1852.

In this dilemma, Rev. Hosea Quimby, Principal of the Smithville Seminary, a flourishing institution, situated short distance from the village, proposed that I should speak in the Seminary Hall to the students, who could attend without going out of doors. Of course, I gladly accepted the invitation, and at the hour of meeting, about a hundred students, and a few of the villagers, assembled in the hall, and listened apparently not without interest for upwards of two hours. I endeavored to show the relation of the North to slavery, giving as full an account as I could, in the time, of the action of the Federal Government in its behalf, from the striking out of the clause deprecatory of slavery in the Declaration of Independence, as originally presented by Jefferson, down to the adoption of the late Baltimore platforms. I presume this was a chapter in American history not found in the text books of the institution, and probably not the most familiar to my audience; but no one expressed any doubts in regard to its authenticity (Liberator (Boston, MA), September 10, 1852).

Hosea Quinby, an F.W.B. clergyman, aged fifty-six years (b. NH), headed a Pittsfield, NH, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Dorothy Quinby, aged fifty-four years (b. NH), Stillman J. Quinby, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH), Hosea M. Quinby, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), and Caroline Quinby, aged sixteen years (b. RI). Hosea Quinby had personal estate valued at $1,000.

Rev. Mr. Stevens, of Biddeford, has resigned the charge of the Free Baptist Church, and his resignation has been accepted. The society has extended an invitation to Rev. Hosea Quimby of Lebanon, to become their pastor (Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), August 8, 1863).

Rev. Hosea Quinby, A.M. appeared in the Bates College directories of 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, and 1868, as a member of the [Maine State Seminary] Corporation. (Rev. Quinby was a D.D., i.e., a Doctor of Divinity, in 1867 and 1868, rather than an A.M., i.e., a Master of Arts, as he had been earlier). Rev. Dexter Waterman appeared also in the same lists.

A Funny Story. A few years ago, there was sent to Rumford, or the circuit in which the said town was, a Rev. Mr. Quinby. While there he was called upon to go about two miles to perform the marriage ceremony. It proved to be a very rainy and muddy time, but on such an occasion as this it would not do to disappoint the parties, so he hitched up his team, and in due time met his appointment, for which he received the sum of one dollar and fifty cents; but, on the next day, what was his surprise when the bridegroom came and requested him to return the sum of twenty-five cents, as he had paid him that much more than the law demanded of him to pay for such services – OWT (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), April 30, 1872).

Hosea Quimby appeared in the Concord, NH, directory of 1870, as chaplain of the NH State Prison, with his house at 19 Monroe street.

Hosea Quimby, a clergyman, aged sixty-five years (b. NH), headed a Concord, NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Dorathea B. Quimby, keeping house, aged sixty-three years (b. NH), and Carrie J. Quimby, at home, aged twenty-four years (b. RI). Hosea Quimby had personal estate valued at $400; and Carrie J. Quimby had personal estate valued at $200.

Hosea Quimby appeared in the Concord, NH, directory of 1872, as a clergyman, with his house at 164 State street.

MARRIAGES. MISCELLANEOUS. In Concord, N.H., June 25th, by Rev. Hosea Quimby, C.L. French, M.D., of Glover, Vt., and Nellie Burleigh of Concord, N.H. (Vermont Journal (Windsor, VT), July 6, 1872).

Dorothea (Burleigh) Quinby died in Concord, NH, in 1872.

RELIGIOUS NEWS. BAPTIST. Rev. Hosea Quinby entered upon the pastorate of the Pittsfield, N.H., church last Sabbath (Vermont Chronicle (Bellows Falls, VT), December 26, 1874).

Elder Hosea Quinby, D.D., died in Milton Mills, October 11, 1878.

DIED. In Milton Mills, N.H., Oct. 11, Rev. Hosea Quinby, D.D., 74 yrs. (New England Farmer (Boston, MA), October 19, 1878).

Rev. Benjmain A. Sherwood – 1878-1879

Benajmin Atherton Sherwood was born in Kings, New Brunswick, Canada, August 7, 1843, son of George R. and Elizabeth “Betsy” (Colpitts) Sherwood.

Benjamin A. Sherwood married (1st) in New Brunswick, Canada, December 16, 1865, Lucy Anna Estey. She was born in York, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1845, daughter of George and Ammia “Ann” (Burtt) Estey. She died in Narrows, New Brunswick, Canada, August 22, 1868.

Benjamin A. Sherwood married (2nd), in November 1870, Ann DeWolfe. She was born in Harvey, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1843, daughter of Henry and Delilah (Copp) DeWolfe.

Benjamin A. Sherwood married (3rd), in 1874, Elizabeth Mary Murray. She was born in Providence, RI, in December 1846, daughter of George and Harriet J. (McKenzie) Murray.

NEWS OF THE CHURCHES. The Star says that Rev. B.A. Sherwood has accepted a call from the F.B. church in Richmond, Me., and commenced his labors on Sunday, Oct. 3 (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), October 15, 1875).

Sutton. The Rev B.A. Sherwood of Milton Mills, N.H., occupied the desk Sunday forenoon as a candidate for the pastorate of the church. We learn the committee intend to secure his services as soon as possible if the people will sign liberally and raise his salary. The church has been without a pastor and regular preaching since Mr. Atwood ceased his labors last March (St. Johnsbury Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, VT), October 24, 1879).

Sutton. Rev. B. A. Sherwood has moved his family, and commenced his labors with the church here as pastor, last Sabbath. We are glad to have a settled minister again after being without one nearly eight months. The people volunteered and drew his goods from the depot, helped set them up, and carried in provisions and set him up in housekeeping in good shape (St. Johnsbury Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, VT), November 28, 1879).

B.A. Sherwood, aged thirty-six years (b. NH), headed a Sutton, VT, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Lizzie [(Murray)] Sherwood, aged thirty-three years, and his children, Fred Sherwood, aged six years, George Sherwood, aged four years, and Nellie Sherwood, aged two years.

Daughter Nellie M. Sherwood died of scarlatina in Manchester, NH, May 15, 1882, aged three years, eleven months, and five days. (She had been born in Rochester, NH).

Sutton. It is with sincere regret that we learn of the death of Rev. Mr. Sherwood’s little daughter, Nellie. She died May 15th of scarlet fever; she was a lovely child of four years, and during Mr. Sherwood’s pastorate here was every one’s pet (Orleans County Monitor (Barton, VT), May 29, 1882).

MAINE MEN & WOMEN. Rev. B.A. Sherwood of Georgetown, Me., has received a unanimous call from the Free Baptist church of Farnumsville, [Grafton,] Mass., reports the Springvale Advocate (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), February 6, 1888).

Son Fred H. Sherwood died in Johnston, RI, in August 1894, aged nineteen years.

Sutton. The friends of Rev. B.A. Sherwood, a former pastor here, will be sorry to learn of the death of their son Fred recently in Rhode Island, after a long sickness (Sr. Johnsbury Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, VT), August 30, 1894).

Benjamin A. Sherwood, a clergyman, aged fifty-six years (b. Canada), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-six years), Elizabeth M. [(Murray)] Sherwood, aged fifty-three years (b. Canada [SIC]), George H. Sherwood, a teacher in Brown University, aged twenty-four years (b. ME), Ralph A. Sherwood, a student in Brown University, aged nineteen years (b. Vermont), Grace M. Sherwood, aged sixteen years (b. ME), and Howard G. Sherwood, aged twelve years (b. ME). Benjamin A. Sherwood owned their house at 324 Laurel Hill Avenue. He was a naturalized citizen, having immigrated in 1871. Elizabeth M. Sherwood was the mother of six children, of whom four were still living. She immigrated in 1872.

Benjamin Sherwood, own income, aged sixty-six years (b. Canada), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of thirty-eight years), Elizabeth [(Murray)] Sherwood, aged sixty-three years (b. Canada), and his daughter, Grace Sherwood, a State House assistant librarian, aged twenty-five years (b. ME). Benjamin A. Sherwood owned their house at 324 Laurel Hill Avenue, free-and-clear. Elizabeth Sherwood was the mother of six children, of whom four were still living.

Benjamin A. Sherwood, a Baptist clergyman, aged seventy-six years (b. Canada), headed a Providence, RI, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Elizabeth M. [(Murray)] Sherwood, aged seventy-three years (b. Canada), and his daughter, Grace M. Sherwood, a State House reference librarian, aged thirty-five years (b. ME). Benjamin A. Sherwood owned their house at 324 Laurel Hill Avenue, free-and-clear.

George H. Sherwood, retired, aged fifty-four years (b. ME), headed a New York, NY, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of twenty-eight years), Alverda B. Sherwood, aged fifty-five years (b. RI), and his mother, Elizabeth M. Sherwood, aged eighty-three years (b. NJ [SIC]). George H. Sherwood rented their apartment at 1 West 85th Street, for $200 per month. They had a radio set. Meanwhile, Benjamin A. Sherwood, aged eighty-five years (b. Canada (Eng.)), was one of ninety-two patients at the Butler Hospital, in Providence, RI, at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census.

Benjamin A. Sherwood died in Providence, RI, October 26, 1930, aged eighty-seven years.

Bates Graduate Dies. Providence, R.I., Oct. 26. – (AP) – The Rev. Benjamin Atherton Sherwood, veteran Free Baptist clergyman, died here today after a long illness, in his 88th year. A native of New Brunswick, the Rev. Sherwood graduated from Cobb Divinity School, Bates College, in 1875. During his active career he held pastorates in every state of New England. He was a frequent contributor to religious periodicals. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Grace M. Sherwood of Providence; and four sons, Dr. George H. Sherwood, New York City; Rev. Ralph Sherwood, Salem, Mass.; Charles B. Sherwood, Boston; and Howard G. Sherwood, McCleary, Washington (Morning Sentinel, October 27, 1930; Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME), October 27, 1930).

Elizabeth M. (Murray) Sherwood died in New York, NY, May 15, 1933, aged eighty-six years.

Obituary. Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Murray Sherwood, 86, contributor of articles to women’s magazines, The Youths’ Companion and religious publications, died at the home of her son, Dr. George H. Sherwood, director of the American Museum of Natural History, in New York (Elmira Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY), May 16, 1933).

Rev. Hiram P. Mansur -1879-1885

Hiram Pierce Mansur was born in Monroe, ME, July 6, 1825, son of James and Polly (Pierce) Mansur.

Father James Mansur published an “emancipation” of his son, Hiram Mansur, in July 1840, after the son’s fifteenth birthday.

NOTICE. THIS certifies that I have given to my son Hiram Mansur, a minor, his time, that henceforth he may set and trade for himself. Hereafter I shall not claim any of his earnings nor pay any debts of his contracting. JAMES MANSUR. Witnesses, ELIJAH BATCHELDER, THOMAS MARDEN (Republican Ledger (Belfast, ME), July 9, 1840).

Hiram P. Mansur was admitted to membership in the Mount Vernon Congregational Church in Boston, MA, March 3, 1850. He had formerly attended the First Freewill Baptist Church of Prospect, ME (Mt. Vernon Congregational Church, 1852).

Ward Litchfield, a mason, aged forty-seven years (b. MA), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the Seventh (1850) Federal Census. His household included L. Litchfield, aged ten years (b. MA), H. Mason, aged sixty-six years (b. MA), Hiram Manson [Mansur], a carpenter, aged twenty-five years (b. ME), S.N. Fellows, a mason, aged twenty-three years (b. NH), Wm. H. Hebard, a merchant, aged thirty years (b. MA), and Mrs. Hebard, aged thirty years (b. NH).

Hiram P. Mansur married in Boston, MA, March 30, 1851, Nancy W. Hutchins, both of Boston, ME. He was a carpenter, aged twenty-six years, and she was aged twenty-one years. Rev. A.L. Stone performed the ceremony. She was born in Wakefield, NH, March 29, 1828, daughter of Joseph H. and Elizabeth “Betsy” (Wiggin) Hutchins.

Hiram P. Manser, a carpenter, aged thirty years (b. ME), headed a Boston, MA, household at the time of the First (1855) MA State Census. His household included Nancy W. [(Hutchins)] Manser, aged twenty-seven years (b. NH), Herbert S. Manser, aged two years (b. MA), and Walter H. Manser, aged one year (b. MA). They shared a two-family residence with the household of James A. Newcomb, a trader, aged twenty-seven years (b. RI).

Hiram P. Mansur, a farmer, aged thirty-five years (b. ME), headed a Wakefield (“Horne’s Mills P.O.”), NH, household at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Nancy W. [(Hutchins)] Mansur, aged thirty-three years (b. NH), Herbert S. Mansur, aged seven years (b. MA), and Walter H. Mansur, aged five years (b. MA). Hiram P. Mansur had real estate valued at $1,600 and personal estate valued at $500.

Hiram P. Mansur was ordained at the Wakefield, NH, Second Free-Will Baptist church, October 30, 1862.

Hiram P. Mansur, a minister, aged thirty-seven years (b. NH) registered for the Civil War military draft in Wakefield, NH, in May or June 1863.

Hiram P. Mansur and Joshua A. Stetson appeared in the Maine Political Manual of 1867, as the Wakefield, NH, F. Bap. ministers. Hiram P. Mansur (Milton Mills) and Joshua A. Stetson (Union) appeared in the Maine Political Manual of 1869, as the Wakefield, NH, F. Bap. ministers.

Hiram Manser, a farmer, aged forty-four years (b. ME), headed a Wakefield (“Milton Mills P.O.”), NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Nancy W. [(Hutchins)] Manser, keeping house, aged forty-two years (b. NH), Herbert S. Manser, a farm laborer, aged seventeen years (b. MA), Walter H. Manser, a farm laborer, aged fifteen years (b. MA), Hiram W. Manser, at home, aged six years (b. NH), and Joseph H. Manser, at home, aged four years (b. NH). Hiram Manser had real estate valued at $1,500 and personal estate valued at $957.

MARRIAGES. In So. Wakefield, Nov. 26, by H.P. Mansur, John G. McCullkins and Nellie A. Atkins, both of Gt. Falls (Farmington News, December 5, 1879).

Elder Joseph Spinney, pastor of the Wakefield, NH, Second Free-Will Baptist church, and twenty-two of his congregants converted to Adventism, and left the church.

After that the [Wakefield] church had as pastors Elder Cummins Parris, Elder John Chick, and Hiram P. Mansur, who was ordained October 30, 1862, and served quite a number of years (their last pastor); after that he served for some years as pastor of the Acton Free Baptist Church, Milton Mills, one of the five Free churches [founded] in that first year of Benjamin Randall’s ministry, 1780. His son, Herbert Mansur, is a recent graduate of Bates College and Theological School, Lewiston, Maine (Merrill, 1889).

H.P. Mansur appeared in the Milton directories 0f 1880, 1881, 1882, and 1884, as the Milton Mills Baptist minister. Hiram P. Mansur (P.O., Milton Mills, N.H.) appeared in the Maine Register of 1882, as pastor of the Acton, ME, F. Bapt. church.

Hiram P. Mansur, a farmer, aged fifty-five years (b. ME), headed a Wakefield, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Nancy W. [(Hutchins)] Mansur, keeping house, aged fifty-two years (b. NH), and his sons, Hiram W. Mansur, at home, aged sixteen years (b. NH), Joseph C. Mansur, at home, aged fourteen years (b. NH), his daughter-in-law, Lizzie L. Mansur, at home, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), and Maude E. Mansur, aged four years (b. NH).

Hiram P. Mansur (Milton Mills P.O.) appeared in the Maine Register of 1885, as the Acton F. Bap. minister.

ACTON. Mrs. Ambrose Sanborn died of pneumonia April 18th. She has been a great sufferer for many years. Rev. H.P. Mansur preached the sermon (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME, April 20, 1892).

Hiram P. Mansur died of heart neuralgia in Wakefield, NH, June 22, 1892, aged sixty-six years, eleven months, and sixteen days. He was a clergyman. W.E. Pillsbury, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Nancy W. (Hutchins) Mansur died of heart disease at 633 Central Avenue in Dover, NH, December 27, 1900, aged seventy-two years, eight months, and twenty-eight days. (She had resided in Dover, NH, for only six weeks, with her previous residence in Wakefield, NH).

Rev. C.M. Anderson – 1887

Clifford M. Anderson was born in Hopewell, New Brunswick, Canada, December 20, 1847, son of Owen and Mary Ann Anderson.

Clifford M. Anderson married at the Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church in Chelsea, MA, June 15, 1875, [Mrs.] Francelia Medora (Clogston) Cook, he of Chelsea, MA, and she of Boston, MA. He was an oil dealer, aged twenty-eight years, and she was aged twenty-nine years. Methodist Rev. L.B. Bates performed the ceremony. She was born in Burke, VT, June 22, 1843, daughter of Abner P. and Rachel (Gould) Clogston. (She had married previously in Boston, MA, August 14, 1862, Charles H. Cook, he of Boston, MA, and she of South Strafford, VT. He died in Boston, MA, July 16, 1872, aged thirty-one years).

But they would separate not long after their marriage, and certainly before 1880, by which point they had a single child, Charles L.B. Anderson.

Page H. Mack, a farmer, aged forty-four years (b. VT), headed a Lebanon, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Hannah A. [(Clogston)] Mack, keeping house, aged forty-eight years (b. NH), his boarder, Mary P. Gould, without, i.e., without occupation, aged seventy-two years (b, NH), his sister-in-law, Francelia Anderson, without, aged thirty-six years (b. VT), and his nephew-in-law, Charles L.B. Anderson, aged four years (b. NH).

LEXINGTON. Mr. Alfred B. Nichols, of the Cambridge Theological School, is to preach at the Episcopal Chapel this morning. Mr. Winford L. Rollins will preach May 4 and Rev. C.M. Anderson of Arlington on May 11 (Boston Globe, April 27, 1884).

Rev. C.M. Anderson held the pastorate of the First Baptist church at Kittery Point, Kittery. ME, between 1884 and 1887 (Mitchell, 1906).

KITTERY. Rev. C.M. Anderson, formerly of Manchester, N.H. has begun his labors with the Free Baptist church in Kittery to which he received a call three weeks ago (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), December 10, 1884).

C.M. Anderson appeared in the Milton directory of 1887, as the Milton Mills Baptist minister.

MAINE EVENTS. ACTON. Under the labors of Rev. C.M. Anderson the church is enjoying a revival interest reports the Morning Star (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), June 11, 1887).

KITTERY, ME. The funeral services over the remains of Richard Graham were held at the Baptist church at Kittery Point at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon and conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.H. Hall, assisted by Rev. C.M. Anderson of Newburyport, Mass., a former pastor, and Rev. F.K. Amazeen, pastor of the First Christian church. The body was placed in the receiving tomb (Portsmouth Herald, February 5, 1898).

Fransila M. [((Clogston) Cook)] Anderson, a seamstress, aged fifty-four years (b. VT), headed a Newburyport, MA, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. Her household included her son, Charles L. Anderson, a student, aged twenty-four years (b. NH), and her boarders, Elizabeth A. Bartlett, a seamstress, aged seventy years (b. MA), and Olivier S. Turner, aged sixty-four years (b. ME). Fransila M Anderson rented their house at 43 Fair Street. She had been married for twenty-five years, and had had one child, of whom one was still living.

Clifford M. Anderson of Hanover, NH, divorced his wife, Francelia M. [((Clogston) Cook)] Anderson, for abandonment in Grafton County Superior Court, October 19, 1903. (To judge from the Federal Census records, they had not lived together for over twenty years).

Francelia M. ((Clogston) Cook) Anderson died of acute broncho-pneumonia in Fairlee, VT, December 29, 1922, aged seventy-nine years, six months, and seven days.

LOCAL. Mr. and Mrs. John V. Kimball have sold their home on Bunker street to Rev. Clifford Anderson, a retired clergyman of Fremont. While Mr. Anderson will not occupy his purchase as a home and has rented the premises to Mr. and Mrs. Kimball, he will make occasional visits to Farmington and cultivate an acquaintance, as he is desirous of forming associations with the town along the line of community welfare work in which he is active and much interested. He spends his winters in South America with his son who enjoys prominent connections with the field of civil engineering (Farmington News, July 29, 1927).

PERSONAL. Rev. Clifford Anderson of Fremont and Albert Bishop of Reed’s Ferry have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Baxter the past week (Farmington News, August 19, 1927)

Clifford M. Anderson died of colon cancer in Fremont, NH, January 29, 1929, aged eighty-six years, eleven days. He was a retired preacher, who had resided in Fremont, NH, for two years.

Rev. C.E. Hurd – 1888-1890

Charles Edwin Hurd was born in Gilmanton, NH, May 1, 1838, son of Caleb and Judith C. (Allen) Hurd.

Charles E. Hurd married in Gilmanton, NH, February 25, 1859, Anna Augusta Drake, both of Gilmanton, NH. He was aged twenty years and she was aged seventeen years. Thomas Keniston performed the ceremony.

Charles E. Hurd, a shoemaker, aged twenty-two years (b. NH), headed a Gilmanton (“Gilmanton Iron Works P.O.”), NH, at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census. His household included Anna A. Hurd, aged eighteen years (b. NH). Charles E. Hurd had real estate valued at $350 and personal estate valued at $150.

Charles Edwin Hurd, Free Baptist, son of Caleb and Judith C. (Allen) Hurd was born May 1, 1838. Soldier in the Civil War, 1861-5. Moved to Dover, 1871. Preached his first sermon Manchester. Itinerating, 1878-80. Ordained, 1880. Pastor, Loudon, 1880-5. State evangelist, May to Aug 1885. Pastor, North Tunbridge, Vt., 1885-8; Acton, Me., and Milton Mills, 1888-90; Limerick, Me., 1890-2; Cape Elizabeth, Me., 1892-6; Contoocook, 1896-8. Without charge, Concord, 1898-1900 (Carter, 1906).

Charles E. Hurd, works for shoe factory, aged forty-two [thirty-two] years (b. NH), headed a Gilmanton (“Gilmanton Iron Works P.O.”), NH, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Anna A. Hurd, keeping house, aged twenty-eight years (b. NH), Frank D. Hurd, attending to school, aged ten years (b. NH), Flora B. Hurd, aged eight years (b. NH), Henry W. Chamberlin, works for shoe factory, aged twenty years (b. NH), Millet W. Merrow, works for shoe factory, aged twenty-one years (b. NH), and Electa Merrow, aged sixteen years (b. NH). Charles E. Hurd had real estate valued at $80 and person estate valued at $575. They shared a two-family residence with Levi Ayers, a farmer, aged eighty-one years (b. NH).

Charles E. Hurd, a minister, aged forty-two years, headed a Rye, NH, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anna A. Hurd, keeping house, aged thirty-seven years, his children, Frank D. Hurd, molder in factory, aged nineteen years, Florabel [(Hurd)] Page, aged eighteen years, Charles A. Hurd, at school, aged nine years, and his son-in-law, James B. Page, a shoemaker, aged twenty-three years.

Tunbridge. The Baptist society have secured the services of Rev. C.E. Hurd of Concord, N.H. (Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier, VT), October 28, 1885).

Tunbridge. Rev. C.E. Hurd gave his comrades of Whitney Post a brief but very interesting account of his four years’ service in the 4th New Hampshire regiment (Rural Vermonter (Montpelier, VT), July 16, 1886).

Rev. Charles E. Hurd left Tunbridge, VT, in or after March 1888, to take up the pastorate of the Milton Mills Baptist Church.

Tunbridge. Rev. Mr. Hurd of the Baptist church will move to New Hampshire soon (Vermont Watchman & State Journal (Montpelier, VT), March 7, 1888).

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. Rev. C.E. Hurd of North Tunbridge has accepted a call to the Free Baptist church at Milton Mills, N.H. (Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT), April 9, 1888).

C.E. Hurd (Milton Mills P.O.) appeared in the Maine Register of 1888, as the Acton F. Bap. minister. C.E. Hurd appeared in the Milton directory of 1889, as the Milton Mills Baptist minister. C.E. Hurd (Milton Mills P.O.) appeared in the Maine Register of 1891, as the Acton F. Bap. minister.

Tunbridge Tid-Bits. Rev. C.E. Hurd and family, of Milton Falls [Mills], N.H., are visiting in town (Argus & Patriot (Montpelier, VT), August 19, 1889).

Charles E. Hurd appeared in the remaining Veterans Schedule of the Eleventh (1890) Federal Census. He resided in Limerick, ME. He had served three years, ten months, and ten days (September 13, 1861 through August 23, 1865) in Company D of the 4th NH Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

RELIGIOUS SUMMARY. Rev. C.E. Hurd has resigned the pastorate of the Free Baptist church at Limerick (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), March 2, 1892).

Sunday Service Notice. Rev. C.E. Hurd of Cape Elizabeth will preach at the Free Baptist church opposite the public library tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. (Portland Evening Express (Portland, ME), July 30, 1892).

LOCALS. Rev. Charles E. Hurd and wife of Cape Elizabeth, Me., were guests of E.H. Crosby and wife last week (Farmington News, August 11, 1893).

SUNDAY SERVICES. So. Portland F.B. Church. Rev. C.E. Hurd, pastor. Services 2 p.m. Rev. G.H. Adalian of the Orient will preach. All are welcome (Portland Daily Press (Portland, ME), June 1, 1895).

MAINE TOWNS. CAPE ELIZABETH. Cape Elizabeth, October 19. – The many friends of Rev. C.E. Hurd, formerly pastor of the Baptist church at this place, will be pleased to learn that he has a nice pastorate, and is very pleasantly situated at Contoocook, N.H. His son Clarence, formerly a member of South Portland High school, is attending Henniker High school, where Osman C. Evans, formerly of Knightviile, is principal (Portland Daily Press (Portland, ME), October 20, 1896).

MINISTER’S MISTAKE In The Accounts of His Ward HAD TO BE SETTLED IN COURT. Much Surprise Caused in Religious Circles By Decision. He Paid Her $6.50 as The Amount Remaining From Her Father’s Estate But Must Now Pay $1,164. Concord, N.H., June 17. Chief Justice Blodgett’s decision in the case against Rev. Charles E. Hurd, a retired minister of this city, has caused something of a sensation, especially in church circles. The court decides that Miss Fannie Drake is entitled to recover from Mr. Hurd the sum of $1,164, instead of $6.50, which he tendered to her in full payment of a legacy. About 13 years ago the adopted father of Fannie Drake died at Chichester. He left to her in his will $1,500. She was then about nine years of age. The Rev. Mr. Hurd was appointed guardian of the child. He took her to his home, where she remained and grew up as a member of his family, until she reached the age of 15. Since then she has been working in different families and places. She was, however, in the habit of returning to the home of Mr. Hurd, during her vacations, and looked upon his dwelling as her home. Miss Drake reached her majority in February, 1898. In March, 1898, Mr. Hurd filed in the probate court his account as her guardian. He charged himself with the $1,500 and $600 for interest. He credited himself with something like $1,700 for her board and charged incidentals that amounted in all $2,093.50. After he had filed his account in the probate court he wrote to Miss Drake, who was then living in Andover, Mass., informing her that at the death of Mr. Drake she was willed the sum of $1,500 and that he was appointed her guardian. In the letter he told her that he had filed the account, and that after her expenses, such as board, clothes and spending money, for instance, had been paid that there still remained in her favor the sum of $6.50. That same letter contained the information, however, that Mr. Drake wanted to will the money to Mrs. Hurd. Miss Drake secured counsel, the matter was looked into and the minister was asked to make an appearance at the April term of the supreme court that was held in this city. The court proceedings were held, and it is now said that at the hearing the Rev. Mr. Hurd admitted that there had been errors in the accounts, but that they were there only through mistake. Mr. Hurd has preached in various sections of this State and in Maine. He is not now doing any active church work. The decision was rendered some days ago, but has just become known (Montpelier Evening Argus (Montpelier, VT), June 17, 1899)

Charles E. Hurd, a clergyman, aged sixty-two years (b. NH), headed a Concord, NH, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of forty-one years), Annie A. Hurd, aged fifty-six years (b. NH), and his son, Clarence E. Hurd, a telegraph operator, aged nineteen years (b. NH). Charles E. Hurd rented their portion of a two-family residence at 144 Rumford Street; its owner was Henry H. Proctor, a R.R. car inspector, aged forty-eight years (b. VT). Annie A. Hurd was the mother of five children, of whom four were still living.

Annie A. (Drake) Hurd died in Windsor, VT, May 20, 1908, aged sixty-four years.

WINDSOR CHIT CHAT. Mrs. A.A. Hurd died, Thursday of last week, at the home on West State street of her son, C.E. Hurd, after a comparatively brief illness, although she had been in poor health for some time. She was the wife of Rev. C.E. Hurd, and was 64 years of age. After a prayer at the house, her body was taken to Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H., her former home, here burial was had, after funeral services held in the church. The deceased had made her home in Windsor since last November, and is survived by her husband, three sons and a daughter (Vermont Journal (Windsor, VT), May 30, 1908).

Son Charles A. “Austin” Hurd died of Bright’s disease in Claremont, NH, October 29, 1909, aged thirty-nine years, four months.

WINDSOR PARAGRAPHS. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hurd, accompanied by Rev. C.E. Hurd, attended the funeral services of the son and brother Austin, in Claremont on Monday of this week. The deceased leaves a wife and six children (Vermont Journal (Windsor, VT), November 5, 1909).

Clarence A. Hurd, a machine shop bookkeeper, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), headed a Windsor, VT, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of seven years), Amy E. Hurd, aged twenty-nine years (b. NH), Charles E. Hurd, aged seventy-one years (b. NH), Clarence C. Seaver, a machine shop bookkeeper, aged thirty years (b. MA), and Florence E. Willard, a private family servant, aged twenty-four years (b. VT). Clarence A. Hurd rented their house at 12 North Main Street. Florence E. Willard was the mother of four children, of whom three were still living.

Charles E. Hurd died in Windsor, VT, January 26, 1911, aged seventy-four years.

REV. C.E. HURD DEAD. Veteran of the Civil War Entered Shoe Business Before Becoming Minister at Windsor, Vt. WINDSOR, Vt., Jan. 27 – Rev. Charles E. Hurd, aged 74, died yesterday at the home of his son, Clarence E. Hurd. He was born in Gilmanton, N.H., and there married Anna A. Drake. At the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in Co D, 4th N.H. volunteers, for three years, then reenlisted and served until the close of the war. His regiment was called the Bloody Fourth. He was in many hard battles. After the close of the war he engaged in the shoe business, and later studied for the ministry, being ordained by the Free Will Baptist denomination. He held pastorates at Loudon, N.H., Tunbridge, Vt., Acton, Me., South Portland, Me., and Contoocook, N.H., retiring at the latter place from the ministry and coming to Windsor, where his wife died on May 20, 1908. He is survived by two sons, Frank D. of Concord, N.H., and Clarence K. of Windsor; also two brothers, Henry L. and James A. of Gilmanton, N.H. (Boston Globe, January 27, 1911).

Rev. Ebenezer N. Fernald – 1890-1897

Ebenezer N. Fernald was born in Lebanon, Maine, March 10, 1833, son of Joseph and Polly (Nichols) Fernald.

Ebenezer N. Fernald, a student, aged twenty-seven years (b. ME), resided in an Amherst College dormitory residence, in Amherst, MA, at the time of the Eighth (1860) Federal Census.

Class of 1862. EBENEZER NICHOLS FERNALD, the son of Joseph and Polly (Nichols) Fernald was born in Lebanon, Maine, March 10, 1833, and was fitted for college at New Hampton Literary and Biblical Institute, N.H. The first year after graduation he was teacher of Latin and Greek in the State Seminary at Lewiston, Me., one term, and the remainder of the year instructor in the English department, Williston Seminary. From 1863 to 1865 he was principal of Rockford High School, Ill. This position he resigned to take charge of educational work among the Freedmen, at Chattanooga, Tenn., under the auspices of the North-Western Freedmen’s aid commission. After accomplishing this work in a most satisfactory manner, he entered Andover Theological Seminary, and graduated there in 1869. He was ordained, Nov. 12, 1869, at Winthrop, Mass., and was pastor of the Free-will Baptist church there one year; from 1870 to 1874 he was pastor of the church in Auburn, Me.; from 1874 to 1885 he was financial secretary and treasurer of the Free-will Baptist home and foreign missionary societies, and the education society of the same denomination, with his residence at Lewiston, Me. From 1885 to 1890 he treasurer and publisher of the Free Baptist printing establishment in Boston, and resided in that city. From 1878 he was a trustee of Stover College, an institution for freedmen at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. In October,1890, he became pastor of the Free Baptist church at Milton Mills, N.H., and continued in that relation until the failure of his health compelled his resignation in November, 1897. He died of tuberculosis of the liver at Milton Mills, N.H., Jan. 15, 1898.
“Mr. Fernald was a strong preacher a profound thinker, with a clear, terse, and impressive diction, with large sympathies as well as intense convictions, ruling a great heart that drew to him friends, and held them as with hooks of steel. Mr. Fernald’s good-nature, ready wit, and capacity for ardent friendship made him a delightful social companion; and these qualities joined with keen insight, practical judgment, and great interest in the prosperity of the churches made the visits of the financial secretary a godsend to many a perplexed pastor and discouraged church. The common sense of his finely prepared and stirring addresses and the eloquence he gave to figures in his annual reports are still remembered. Their influence will long abide. Its effects are seen in the system inaugurated by him for collecting benevolent funds, and now found indispensable. Mr. Fernald was catholic in his sympathies, but not indiscriminate. He was no bigot, but his devotion was enthusiastic for the cause he served, for his own division of the church militant, and the doctrines he believed.” – The Morning Star, Boston, Mass.
Mr. Fernald was married, Dec. 27, 1863, to Anna B., daughter of David Tuxbury of Saco, Me., who, with two of their five children, survives him (Amherst College, 1883).

Ebenezer N. Fernald married December 27, 1863, Anna B. Tuxbury. She was born in Saco, ME, August 12, 1839, daughter of Col. David and Lucinda (Hill) Tuxbury.

The 61st anniversary of the Andover Theological Seminary occurred last week. Diplomas were awarded to the following graduates from Maine, viz. James Brand of Saco, Ebenezer Nichols Fernald of West Lebanon, George Harris, Jr., Columbia Falls, George Thomas Packard of Brunswick (Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), July 28, 1869).

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. BAPTIST. Mr. Ebenezer N. Fernald, of the senior class at Andover, was licensed on the 9th at Lawrence, by the Freewill Baptist Association (Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT), February 6, 1869).

Colby University – Programme for the Commencement Week. The 61st anniversary of the Andover Theological Seminary occurred last week. Diplomas were awarded to the following graduates from Maine, viz. James Brand of Saco, Ebenezer Nichols Fernald of West Lebanon, George Harris, Jr., Columbia Falls, George Thomas Packard of Brunswick (Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), July 28, 1869).

Eben. N. Fernald, a clergyman, aged thirty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Winthrop (“East Boston P.O.”), MA, household at the time of the Ninth (1870) Federal Census. His household included Anna T. [(Tuxbury)] Fernald, keeping house, aged thirty years (b. ME), and Agnes Carney, at school, aged fifteen years (b. MA).

Rev. Ebenezer N. Fernald took up a pastorate at the Court Street Free Baptist Church in Auburn, ME, in October 1870.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. Rev. E.N. Fernald pastor of the Court street Free Baptist church, Auburn, is dangerously ill at his father’s house in Lebanon, N.H., whither he had gone to spend his vacation (Bangor Daily Week & Courier (Bangor, ME), August 3, 1872).

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. There was a very interesting and impressive baptismal service on Sunday morning at Little Androscoggin. Nine persons were baptized in the river by Rev. E.N. Fernald of Court street Free Baptist church in Lewiston [Auburn] (Bangor Daily Week & Courier (Bangor, ME), June 28, 1873).

Court Street Free Baptist Church. … Rev. E.N. Fernald commenced a pastorate of three years in October, 1870. October, 1873, in consequence of an injury on the cars, he resigned. He raised $3,300 to pay the debt of the society and added 34 to the church (Merrill, 1891).

While recovering from his 1872 illness and his 1873 accident, Rev. Ebenezer Fernald presaged his later pastorate (1890-1897) at the Acton & Milton Mills Free-Will Baptist church by preaching there as a “supply,” i.e., temporary or substitute, pastor.

City and County. The Morning Star learns that Rev. E.N. Fernald, formerly of Auburn, is getting some relief from the difficulties with his eyes, which have afflicted him. He is at present supplying the Free Baptist church at Milton, N.H. (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), September 1, 1874).

Eben. N. Fernald, a clergyman, aged forty-seven years (b. ME), headed a Lewiston, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Anna T. [(Tuxbury)] Fernald, keeping house, aged forty years (b. ME), and his children, Annie S. Fernald, aged six years (b. ME), and Horace W. Fernald, aged two years (b. ME).

To Let. To Rent. – About September 1st, a tenement at 243 College Street, occupied for several years by Rev. E.N. Fernald. J.F. BOOTHBY. aug13tf (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), August 20, 1885).

OUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS. Gossip About Lewiston and Auburn and Other People. Rev. I.D. Stewart, agent of the Morning Star corporation, which paper is the Free Will Baptist national organ, has resigned. He will be succeeded by Rev. E.N. Fernald of Lewiston, treasurer of the Free Will Baptist Home and Foreign Missions and Education Society. The office of the Star is to be removed to Shawmut avenue, Boston, next week, where a new building has just been built for it (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), August 26, 1885).

Rev. E.N. Fernald gave the funeral sermon in the Free Baptist church at Milton Mills, NH, for medical resident William C. Buck, on Tuesday, May 2, 1893. Buck’s fellow medical students were his pallbearers (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), May 4, 1893). Buck was a son of Jeremiah C. and Eunice C. (Swasey) Buck (and grandson of Reuben and Alice (Jacquith) Buck).

Eben. Fernald appeared in the Milton directories of 1894, and 1898, as the Milton Mills Baptist minister.

Ebenezer N. Fernald died of tuberculosis of the liver at Acton, ME, January 15, 1898, aged sixty-four years, ten months, and three days. Charles W. Gross, M.D., signed the death certificate.

Anna T. [(Tuxbury)] Fernald, a widow, aged sixty years (b. ME), headed a North Tonawonda, NY, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included her children, Annie S. Fernald, a music teacher, aged twenty-six years (b. ME), and Horace W. Fernald, a traveling salesman, aged twenty-two years (b. ME). Anna T. Fernald rented their house at 191 Vandervourth Street. She was the mother of five children, of whom two were still living.

Horace W. Fernald, a wholesale iron co. manager, aged thirty-two years (b. ME), headed a Newton, MA, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eight years), Anadine H. [(Hoyt)] Fernald, aged thirty-one years (b. ME), his children, Leland H. Fernald, aged seven years (b. NY), Florice E. Fernald, aged three years (b. MA), Margaret L. Fernald, aged one year (b. MA), and Alison T. Fernald, weeks old (b. MA), his mother, Anna T. [(Tuxbury)] Fernald, aged seventy years (b. ME), Claudia F. Hoyt, aged twenty-two years (b. ME), and Delia Gerage, aged thirty years (b. Ireland). Horace W. Fernald rented their house at 347 Cabot Street. Anadine H. Frenald was the mother of four children, of whom four were still living. Anna T. Fernald was the mother of five children, of whom two were still living.

Anna B. (Tuxbury) Fernald, died in Bedford, MA, October 22, 1915.

Deaths. MRS. ANNA TUXBURY FERNALD. Anna Tuxbury Fernald, daughter of and Lucinda (Hill) Tuxbury, was born in Saco, Me. on Aug. 12, 1839. At twelve years of age she was converted and was a member of the Baptist church in Saco until after her graduation from New Hampton Institute. In 1863 she married Ebenezer N. Fernald of Lebanon, Me., and went to Rockford, Ill., where they taught for a year. In 1864 they became interested in the call for teachers for the Freedmen and were the first to report for duty at Chattanooga, Tenn. While in this work her husband received his call to the Christian ministry in the Free Baptist denomination where later he became a leader doubly efficient because of the constant loyalty and help of his wife. As minister’s wife she was intensely interested in both foreign and home missions, and India, China and America can all testify to the work of her heart and hands. She was the mother of three daughters, and two sons, of whom one daughter, Mrs. Annie F. Wentworth of Haven, Ct., and one son, Horace W. Fernald of Bedford, Mass., are living. She is survived by eight grandchildren. Some years after the death of her husband she and her children joined the Congregational denomination and at the time of her death she was a non-member of the Central Congregational Church of Newtonville, Mass. Since 1902 she lived with her son and was called home Oct. 22, 1915. Throughout her entire life was remarkable for her deep piety and Christian faith. Hers was a life of prayer, praise and service and her good works will continue to follow after her. H.W.F. (Congregationalist & Christian World, November 18, 1915). 

Rev. R.W. [E.W.] Churchill – 1898-1909

Edgar W. Churchill was born in Shapleigh, ME, December 15, 1858, son of Nathaniel and Abigail W. (Stevens) Churchill. (His elder brother, Roger W. Churchill, i.e., “R.W. Churchill” would also become a minister, although not at the Acton & Milton Mills Free-Will Baptist Church).

Abbie W. [(Stevens)] Churchill, keeping house, aged sixty years (b. ME), headed a Shapleigh, ME, household at the time of the Tenth (1880) Federal Census. Her household included her sons, Roger W. Churchill, a lawyer, aged thirty-two years (b. ME), and Edgar W. Churchill, a farmer, aged twenty-one years (b. ME). Abbie W. Churchill was a divorcée.

Edgar W. Churchill graduated from the Cobb Divinity School at Bates College with its Class of 1892.

Class of 1892. Edgar Whiting Churchill, b. 15 Dec., 1858, Shapleigh, Me. Son of Nathaniel and Abbie (Stevens) Churchill. Pastor, Free Baptist Ch., Oakland, Me., 1893-95; Richmond, Me., 1895-99; Milton Mills, N.H., 1899-10; Bridgewater, Me., 1910-13; Milo, Me., 1913- (Bates College,1915).

Edgar W. Churchill married in Belmont, NH, June 14, 1892, Amy Weymouth Cushing, he of Oakland, ME, and she of Belmont, NH. He was a clergyman, aged thirty-three years, and she was a teacher, aged twenty-three years. Rev. J.B. Davis performed the ceremony. She was born in Cambridge, MA, July 7, 1868, daughter of Thomas R. and Arminda (Weymouth) Cushing.

Fairfield. Rev. E.W. Churchill preached his farewell sermon at the Free Baptist church Sunday and will move to Richmood sometime during the present week. Tbe people of the church regret very much to lose the work of Rev. Mr. Churchill, as he is a man who works continually for the best interests of the society and this community, and their best wishes go with him to his new field (Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME), April 4, 1894).

Religious Summary. The Free Will Baptist church at Acton have given Rev. Edgar W. Churchill a call to become their pastor (Lewiston Sun-Journal (Lewiston, ME), January 19, 1898).

R.W. [E.W.] Churchill (Milton Mills P.O.) appeared in the Maine Register of 1899, as the Acton F. Bap. minister.

Edgar W. Churchill, a clergyman, aged forty-one years (b. ME), headed an Acton, ME, household at the time of the Twelfth (1900) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eight years), Amy W. Churchill, aged thirty-one years (b. ME), and his daughter, Dorothy M. Churchill, aged three years (b. ME). Edgar M. Churchill rented their house. Amy W. Churchill was the mother of one child, if whom one was still living.

E.W. Churchill appeared in the Milton directories of 1901, 1904, 1905-06, and 1909, as the Milton Mills Baptist minister. R.W. [E.W.] Churchill (Milton Mills P.O.) appeared in the Maine Register of 1907, as the Acton F. Bap. minister.

Rev. Edward W. Churchill gave a sermon at the annual Maine Free Baptist Association on Thursday, September 27, 1906.

FREE BAPTISTS LAST SESSIONS. Closing Events in an Interesting and Profitable Annual Meeting. … At 11 o’clock Rev. E.W. Churchill of Milton Falls [Mills], N.H., delivered an able, scholarly and interesting sermon, taking his text from Ephesians, 3:19 – “And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with the fullness of God” (Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), September 28, 1906).

Edgar W. Churchill, a Free Baptist Church pastor, aged fifty-one years (b. ME), headed a Bridgewater, ME, household at the time of the Thirteenth (1910) Federal Census. His household included his wife (of eighteen years), Amy W. Churchill, aged forty-one years (b. MA), and his daughter, Dorothy M. Churchill, aged thirteen years (b. ME). Edgar M. Churchill rented their house. Amy W. Churchill was the mother of one child, if whom one was still living.

Edgar W. Churchill, a United Baptist clergyman, aged sixty-one years (b. ME), headed a Phillips, ME, household at the time of the Fourteenth (1920) Federal Census. His household included his wife, Amy W. Churchill, aged fifty-one years (b. MA), his daughter, Dorothy M. Churchill, aged twenty-three years (b. ME), and his mother-in-law, Arminda Cushing, aged seventy-eight years (b. NH). Edgar M. Churchill rented their house on Sawyer Street.

MAINE. Rev. E.W. CHURCHILL of Phillips has accepted a call to the Free Baptist Church, Rochester, N.H. WT (The Baptist, November 27, 1920).

MAINE. REV. J.K. MILLER, Convention missionary pastor, has completed a successful series of meetings with the Rochester Church, Rev. E.W. Churchill, pastor. Mr. Miller now has engagements for evangelical work with churches at Milton Mills, Milton. and Rumney, which will require his attention until the middle of May (The Baptist, April 15, 1922).

Edgar W. Churchill died of valvular disease at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH, October 23, 1929, aged seventy years, ten months, and eight days. He had resided for in Rochester, NH, for nine years, i.e., since circa 1920, with his previous residence having been Phillips, ME.

REV. E.W. CHURCHILL DIES AT AGE OF 70. Had Held Several Pastorates In Northern New England. ROCHESTER, N.H., Oct 24 (AP). Rev. Edgar W. Churchill, 70, former pastor of True Memorial church here, died today after an illness of several months. He was graduated from Bates college in 1892 and was ordained the same year at Oakland, Me. Rev. Churchill held pastorates in Oakland, Fairfield, Richmond, Bridgewater, Marlow, Phillips, all in Maine, and in Milton Mills, N.H. He was secretary-treasurer of the Ministers association of Maine for 20 years, president of the Rochester Ministers association and past president of the New Durham Association of Baptist churches. A widow and daughter, Miss Dorothy M. Churchill of Shrewsbury, Mass., survive (Rutland Daily Herald (Rutland, VT), October 25, 1929).

Amy Churchill, a widow, aged sixty-one years (b. MA), headed a Nashua, NH, household at the time of the Fifteenth (1930) Federal Census. Her household included her sister, Charlotte A. Cushing, a public-school teacher, aged fifty-seven years (b. NH). Amy Churchill rented their house at 5 Mt. Pleasant Street, for $35 per month. They had a radio set.

Amy W. Churchill, a widow, aged seventy-one years (b. MA), headed a Laconia, NH, household at the time of the Sixteenth (1940) Federal Census. her household included her lodger, Laura H. Williams, aged seventy years (b. ME). Amy W. Churchill rented their house at 124A Church Street, for $30 per month.

Amy W. (Cushing) Churchill died of broncho-pneumonia in the Laconia Hospital in Laconia, NH, October 8, 1941, aged seventy-three years, three months, and one day. Earl J. Grey, M.D., signed the death certificate. (Daughter Dorothy Churchill of Shrewsbury, MA, supplied the personal information).


Continued in Acton & Milton Mills Free-Will Baptist Ministers, 1910-1962


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