The Baptism of Thomas Clark Saxton

Thomas Clark Saxton, son of George Saxton and Ada May Gibson, was baptized in the Methodist Church on the same day as his mother.

Baptismal Record for Thomas Clark Saxton

The Birth and Baptismal Record for Thomas Clark Saxton

SOURCE: The Methodist Church Serving Frelighsburg, Quebec, Canada. Baptismal Records. 1881. Thomas Clark Saxton. FHL US/CAN Film 2027346 Item 3, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record for Thomas Clark Saxton – 1881.  the record states:

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Baptism:- T. C. Saxton

Thomas Clark, son of George Saxton of St. Armand West in the county of Missisquoi and province of Quebec and of Ada May Gibson his wife, born on the seventh day of October Eighteen hundred and seventy eight and was baptized on the twenty-first day of March Eighteen hundred and eighty-one in the presence of the subscribing witnesses by me
[Signed] J.E Richardson
Meth. Minister

Witnesses:- [Signed] Adie May Saxton [Signed] Thomas Hightman

Thomas Clark was baptized on the same day as Ada May, his mother, was baptized.  His mother served as a witness, and the second witness, Thomas Hightman, also witnessed Ada May’s baptism.

Since Thomas Clark Saxton was baptized only 2-1/2 years after birth, the date of birth provided in this record is probably fairly accurate.

One lingering question I have is:  Did the child’s father attend the baptism?  The mother signed the baptismal records as a witness but the father did not.

Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to The Baptism of Thomas Clark Saxton

  1. Barbara Poole says:

    Hi Steve,

    Here is a posting of yesterday, a listing of Alburg cemetery records (so time appropriate, I think). Maybe there will be something here for you.

    “Well, David Ellis has been busy once again, and has transcribed cemetery records found within Alburg, VT records. Our folks moved back and forth over the border and while some families began in Alburg and ended up in the Townships, there were some that went the reverse route.

    I have placed his transcription in the Archives on the web site, but if you want to check them out quickly now:

    Questions, corrections, etc., should be directed to David. His email address is on the site.”

    Now for a question. I am wondering how you get such great images of the Canadian records. I have seen many, and know they are on microfilm. My question is, are you printing all your images from the reader first and then taking pictures with your camera? FYI, these Canadian records are also at NEHGS.

  2. Thanks for the great link to Alburg, Vermont cemetry records, Barbara! I noticed some familiar surnames in the list and I’ll have to check it out in more detail later.

    To get these images, I used the reader/burner at the Family History Library. I was lucky these microfilms were of such good quality. I have some other images that are barely readable, though.

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