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216 – Aug. 04 – This Day in Baptist History Past

He soon preached the gospel 1744 – Elder Eleazer Clay was was born in Virginia.  He received Christ as Savior in August of 1771, joined the Baptist church and was soon preaching the gospel. He came to Chesterfield County and built a meetinghouse and started the first Baptist church in that area.  He stayed there for over sixty years!  He went…

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75 – March 16 – THIS DAY IN BAPTIST HISTORY PAST

75 – March 16   Despise Not Thy Youth Thomas Hume was born March 16, 1812, into the home of a Presbyterian pastor.  While Thomas was a youth, his father passed away while preaching!  When Thomas was eighteen he made a profession of faith, but delayed public confession that he might study the Scriptural demands of church membership.  Amazingly, his newly-formed convictions…

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136 — May 15 –This Day in Baptist History

A Prison, a Pistol, and a Preacher Elder John Tanner carried out an itinerant ministry which took him to Chesterfield County, Virginia, where he ran into conflict with the ecclesiastical and civil authorities. One such was a Colonel Archibald Cary who seemed to take pleasure in apprehending and imprisoning Baptist preachers. John Tanner on May 15, 1773, “did on his…

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035 – This Day In Baptist History Past

February 04, 1774 – David Tinsley was arrested. According to the Order Book of Chesterfield County, Virginia, Number 5, page 400, the charges were as follows: “David Tinsley being committed, charged with having assembled and preached to the people at sundry times and places in this county as a Baptist preacher, and the said David acknowledging in court that he has…

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023 – This Day In Baptist History Past

January 23, 1823 – John Weatherford was buried, having reached ninety years of age. Among those who filed past the coffin was a small boy who clasped tightly to his father’s hand. Dr. White had wondered for more than sixty years what those white rigid seams were that he had seen on the old preacher’s hands. When he discovered the cause,…

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004 – This Day In Baptist History Past

January 04, 1771 – William Webber and Joseph Anthony of Virginia as Paul the Apostle were familiar with the inside of crude prisons. Few men in Virginia suffered more persecution than Webber. He was seized in Chesterfield County, Dec. 7, 1770, and imprisoned in the county jail until March 7, 1771. When the two men crossed the James river into…

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