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Rev John Clark Post
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1814
Montpelier
Washington County
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1897
Andale
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Cutler's History of Kansas

REV. JOHN C. POST, Baptist clergyman, came to Kansas in 1868. He was born in Montpelier, Vt., in 1814. Is the son of John and Phoebe Clark Post. He was married, in 1840, to Miss Adaline Whitehead. They have four children - Lucinda, John M., Sidney L. and Ansel H. His wife is the daughter of Gad and Thankful (Pearce) Whitehead. He was educated at the Henrietta Academy, New York. Studied theology under Hon. Jesse L. Holman, at Aurora, Ind., during the years 1838-39. Licensed to preach by the Aurora Baptist Church, remained in Indiana as pastor for two years; removed to Michigan, where he was pastor for five years; then removed to Texas, and remained two years; returned to Indiana, and became pastor of Franklin Church and college agent; remained there for five years; then removed to Northwestern Indiana, where he was pastor for nine years, at which time his health failed him, and he then spent two years in organizing churches in Illinois. In 1868, located at Fort Scott, Kan.; was pastor of the Baptist Church at that place for four years; during that time built the church building that now stands there. In 1873, he removed to Wichita, and became pastor of the First Baptist Church of that place; remained pastor for two years, during which time he built the present church building. In 1875, he became pastor of the Baptist Church at Hutchison; remained pastor four years, during which time he built the present church building. In 1879, he became a missionary for Southwestern Kansas, which position he occupies at the present time. He has, during his ministry, raised $75,000 for denominational purposes. Has built eight church buildings in the past twenty years, and has organized twenty-five Baptist churches.

Wichita Eagle, Saturday, November 13, 1897, Page 6, Column 3

REV. POST DEAD

DIED LAST NIGHT AT ANDALE

Arrived Here Yesterday From Nebraska and Had Started to Visit His Son

Rev. J. C. Post, for a number of years pastor of the First Baptist church, died last night at 8:05 at Andale of pneumonia. The remains will arrive in the city this morning at 11:15 and be conveyed to the residence of Mr. O. D. Barnes, 401 North Lawrence avenue. The funeral services will be held at Mr. Barnes residence, but the day and hour have not yet been decided upon. Rev. Post arrived in this city yesterday morning from Plattsmouth, Neb., where he has been visiting one of his sons. He left here last night in bad health for Andale to visit another son. Shortly after leaving the train he died.

Rev. J. C. Post came to Wichita in 1873, being called here from Fort Scott, where he had been for several years pastor of the First Baptist church in that city. He took the pastorate of the First Baptist church here and immediately took steps for the building of a meeting house, which was erected of brick on the corner of First and Market streets. The building is now occupied as the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

He went from Wichita to Hutchinson, where he organized a Baptist church and continued as pastor there for several years. Later he became the church missionary for Southern Kansas. He afterward returned to this city, where he acquired a home and was prominent in all enterprises which had for their object the moral and spiritual uplifting of humanity. He was a man of genial disposition towards all and was universally loved and esteemed. His faith in God was without question. He died in the Christian hope and has gone to his reward. He had preached the Gospel almost for sixty years, and thousands will mourn his decease.

His son, A. H. Post, was at one time pastor of the Emporia Avenue Baptist church.

He was born in Montpelier, Vt., April 20, 1814; spent most of his childhood and early youth in Connecticut; came west in 1832; was converted and baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church of Aurora, Ind., (the pastor being Elder J. L. Holman) on November 4, 1838; was licensed to preach n 1839, and ordained at Charlestown, Ind., in 1840. He held pastorates at Charlestown, Franklin, Delphi, and other places in Indiana; at Aledo, Edgerton and Andalusia, Ill. and as above noted at Fort Scott, Wichita, Hutchinson and other places in Kansas. His work in the ministry has been blessed with extensive revivals, and he led many churches in the building of meeting houses.

He has preached some during the last year, and died in the harness. Servant of God well done. His church membership was with the First Baptist church of this city, and his funeral will be conducted by his pastor, Elder C. H. Wareham.

Mrs. Adelene Post, his wife, died in this city August 22 1896, and was buried in Maple Grove cemetery. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Adaline Whitehead Post (1813 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  Lucinda W. Post Elliott (____ - 1884)*
  John M. Post (1844 - 1920)*
  Sidney L. Post (1849 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 132, Grave 12
 
Maintained by: Jim Post
Originally Created by: The Old Genealogist
Record added: Jan 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23815533
Rev John Clark Post
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Rev John Clark Post
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Rev John Clark Post
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