Rev John Buzzell

Rev John Buzzell

Birth
Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 29 Mar 1863 (aged 95)
Parsonsfield, York County, Maine, USA
Burial North Parsonsfield, York County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 30234760 · View Source
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95 years, 6 months.
{Parents: William Buzzell and Eunice Drew Buzzell, contributed by #46831283).

Rev. John Buzzell, a Free Will Baptist clergyman, married Anna Buzzell, b. 1770, d. 1839. They had 11 children. "His attainments were above average, early becoming a teacher of common schools. He along with Dr. Moses Sweat, and Rev. Rufus McIntire, founded the Old Parsonsfield Seminary, the first school of his denomination." He, with Elder Benjamin Randall, founder of FWB, in NH, came to Maine before 1800, and he is known to have pastored churches in Maine for more than 50 years. He was a noted and powerful preacher, dignified in his demeanor, yet in spirit humble. He did as much as any in extending the work and influence of the FWB church.
It was said that he also had a talent for painting, 'as good as the old masters' and even painted a portrait of a young couple a week after their marriage as a gift to them...
He had a far-reaching view of education, and had a "commanding influence in exerting and molding political and religious opinions of the people." He was first editor of his denomination's "Morning Star" paper, which position he held seven years; He was instrumental in establishing the Orissa Mission (India.) He wrote a biography of his mentor, "Life of Rev. Benjamin Randall."
He died at his home in North Parsonsfield at the advanced age of ninety-five years, and 6 months.
(Quotes taken from "History of North Parsonsfield Centennial, 1885...)
[NOTE] Thanks, to Susan, who located the cemetery for me where Rev. John Buzzell was buried, and photographed his headstone. --wvy


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"Pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church in Parsonfield over sixty years."
"I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith, I have finished my course, therefore, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness..." II Tim. 4:7


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  • Created by: wvy
  • Added: 1 Oct 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 30234760
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Buzzell (16 Sep 1767–29 Mar 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 30234760, citing North Parsonsfield Cemetery, North Parsonsfield, York County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by wvy (contributor 46555353) .