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Rev Benjamin Burdick Baxter
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Birth: 1814
Death: Dec. 26, 1895

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He was a passenger on the first incoming train and helped to organize the First Baptist Church.
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The community of Rockdale sprang up around a railroad camp in 1873. The Rev. B.B. Baxter arrived in 1874 and established a Baptist church with 18 charter members. The Rev. Mr. Baxter conducted services in a room above a dry goods store shared with other denominations. He was succeeded by the Rev. Vandevere, on the 18 chartered members, in 1876. At the urging of rival leader W.E. Penn and the Rev. Dr. J.H. Stribling, a simple structure was erected for worship services in 1881. A new building was erected on this site in 1919. The church grew steadily; a Latin American mission established in the 1950s became a full southern baptist church complex was built in 1972. The congregation remains active in community service and missionary work. (1999) Texas Historical Marker | First Baptist Church of Rockdale | 240 Green St., Rockdale
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Husband of Elizabeth Perdue Baxter
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 Children:
  Francis E Baxter Rowlett (1847 - 1913)*
  Benjamin B Baxter (1855 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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SACRED
to the memory of
OUR FATHER
B.B. BAXTER.
DIED
Dec. 26, 1895.
AGED
81 y'rs. 4 mos.
11 d'ys.

I am the resurrection and
the light.

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Burial:
Old City Cemetery
Rockdale
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: May 07, 2011
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Rev Benjamin Burdick Baxter
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Rev Benjamin Burdick Baxter
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Rev Benjamin Burdick Baxter
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