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Alvah Sabin

  • Birth 23 Oct 1793 Georgia, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 1885 Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Georgia Plains, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 7181014

US Congressman. Elected to represent Vermont's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1853 to 1857. Also served as a Member of the Vermont State House of Representatives from 1826 to 1835, 1838 to 1840, 1847 to 1849, 1851, and 1861 to 1862, Secretary of the State of Vermont from 1841 to 1842, and Member of Vermont State Senate from 1842 to 1845.

From the Sycamore True Republican in Sycamore, IL, January 31, 1885
The funeral of Father Sabin our much honored and beloved oldest fellow citizen was solemnized at the home of his son on the east part of this city (Sycamore, IL) yesterday noon and the remains were taken to rest forever in the old cemetery at Georgia Vermont. Rev. Alvah Sabin was a very remarkable man. He was born at Georgia Vt., Oct. 23, 1793, began preaching there at the age of nineteen and remained pastor of the Baptist church at that place fifty-three years. He served as representative to the Vermont Legislature 13 years, was Secretary of State several years, was Probate Judge eight years was elected to Congress in 1853 and served two terms.
In 1819 he married Anna Mears, of Georgia, by whom he had six children of whom three are now living. She died in 1833 and he afterwards married Susan Marsh of Hartford, Vt., who died in DeKalb (Illinois) in 1874
He retained a clear, powerful mind to the very last, and served very acceptably in the pulpit during the last years of his life. He was saintly in disposition and his friends say he never spoke a cross word. His funeral sermon was preached by his nephew, Rev. A. S. Hobart of Cincinnati. His death resulted from a fall which broke his hip.

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Gravesite Details Gravestone says birth year was 1798.





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  • Added: 13 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7181014
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alvah Sabin (23 Oct 1793–22 Jan 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7181014, citing Georgia Plain Cemetery, Georgia Plains, Franklin County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .