Rev Benjamin Burdick Baxter

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Rev Benjamin Burdick Baxter

  • Birth 1814
  • Death 26 Dec 1895
  • Burial Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 69461346

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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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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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  • Created by: BeNotForgot
  • Added: 7 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69461346
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Benjamin Burdick Baxter (1814–26 Dec 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69461346, citing Old City Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .