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Rev Sherlock Bristol

Rev Sherlock Bristol

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 26 Sep 1906 (aged 91)
Ventura County, California, USA
Burial Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
Plot BLOCK 45 LOT 6 SEC. N.S.
Memorial ID 100091779 · View Source
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" I was born on the farm where my father was born, where his father was born, where his father was born, and which his father cleared and cultivated and where, also, he died, five generations of us, successively living practically under the same roof, and deriving our sustenance from the same acres. Our original ancestor referred to was an emigrant from England. He was one of some forty heads of families who colonized a section of the Connecticut forest, claimed by the New Haven Colony, some fifteen miles north of New Haven Harbor. This section was some twelve miles square, and was at the time an almost unbroken forest, abounding in great oaks, some of which were from 500 to 1,000 years old."

TAKEN FROM HIS BOOK, THE PIONEER PREACHER,1887

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Rev. Sherlock Bristol attended Oberlin College in Ohio,he was an abolitionist, a 49'er gold miner, a founder of Boise, Idaho and had served pastorates in Wisconsin before settling as a farmer/pastor in Ventura in 1868. Although there were a succession of pastors at both the Ventura and Saticoy churches who served for two or three years with occasionally long gaps between them, it was Bristol who consistently served between pastors and was the stable guiding influence in establishing these Protestant churches.

http://www.churchofthefoothills-ventura.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=56
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Bristol road in Ventura was named after pastor Sherlock Bristol.
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Moved to Ivy Lawn Cemetery in 1955
F-A-G #60297578


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Gravesite Details author of autobiographical: The Pioneer Preacher: Incidents of Interest and Experiences in the Author's Life

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  • Created by: judi wiltjer
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100091779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Sherlock Bristol (5 Jun 1815–26 Sep 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100091779, citing Cemetery Park, Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA ; Maintained by judi wiltjer (contributor 47510979) .