Sherman Babcock, 1762 - 1851

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Panton, Vermont
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Founding of the Panton, Vermont Baptist Church


Transcribed by Vincent Babcock from Henry Crocker's History of Baptists in Vermont. [LDS FHC film 1,033,832, item 2]

On the Fourth of July, 1794, an event occurred in the little village of Panton, which added to Independence Day a sacred historical association. On that day a Baptist church was formed under impressive circumstances. Sherman Babcock, a licentiate from Kingsbury, N.Y., had been holding meetings in private dwellings and in the schoolhouse. Some of his hearers had received the word with gladness and wanted to be baptized. They sent to Washington County for Elder Amasa Brown, the nearest Baptist Minister, who came, listened to the young converts' Christian experience and baptized them in Champlain. These, with their leader Mr. Babcock, constituted the Panton Baptist church. Their names were Sherman Babcock, Elisha Grandy, Abner Holcomb, Zaeoc Knapp, Samuel Shepherd, Salome Gravidy, Midwell Holcomb, Mary Ferris and Mary Shepherd. Elisha Grandy was chosen clerk.

VERMONT
HISTORICAL GAZETTEER:
A Magazine
EMBRACING
A HISTORY OF EACH TOWN,
CIVIL, ECCLESIASTICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL AND MILITARY.

EDITED BY: ABBY MARIA HEMENWAY

IN THREE VOLUMES. VOLUME I
Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden and Essex Counties
Burlington, Vt: PUBLISHED BY MISS A. M. HEMENWAY. 1867
Transcribed by Rodney H. Badger; pgs 78-83
Spelling, grammar, punctuation and abbreviations reproduced as found.
 

Interesting Facts!

Sherman Babcock is the great, great, great, great grandfather through the family of Lillian (Dolly) Rossi. Mother of Bob Rossi.

As you can see he was a true Son of the American Revolution.

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