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REMARKABLE BAPTISM
The Baptist Magazine, 1839

      A man who has resided at Freetown corners for a number of years, by the name of John Backus, experienced religion at the age of twenty-five years. He had then one child; has since raised a family of nine children, seven of whom are still living, and are all professors of religion. He has also a very large circle of grand-children, many of whom are professors, and one of them a highly esteemed Baptist minister; and also a large number of great-grand-children: and after living alone, as it respects church connection, at the advanced age of ninety-one years, one month, and nine days, he was baptized by Eld. Benjamin W. Capron, and united with the Baptist church at Freetown corners, on the 14th of October, 1838, in the presence of some of his children, and a great number of his grand-children; and probably some of his great-grand-children were present to witness the pleasing scene. - New York Baptist Register
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The Baptist Magazine, 1839. p. 265. Formatted by Jim Duvall.]



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