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 Cephas Washburn

Cephas Washburn

Birth
Randolph, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 17 Mar 1860 (aged 66)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 19660 · View Source
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Religious Figure. Born in Randolph, Vermont, he graduated from the University of Vermont and was ordained a Congregational minister in January 1818. He served as a missionary in Georgia and in 1819, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions sent Washburn to the Arkansas Cherokees. He preached the first sermon in Little Rock on July 4, 1820, founded the Dwight Mission, a school for the Cherokee Indians, near Russellville, Arkansas and was known as the "Apostle to the Cherokee". When the Cherokee Nation was relocated westward to Oklahoma in 1828, he moved his mission to a new site in Marble City and remained in position until 1850. He concluded his career as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, retiring in 1855.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 21 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cephas Washburn (25 Jul 1793–17 Mar 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19660, citing Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .