Charles Edward Saxton, son of George Saxton and Ada May Gibson, was baptized in the Methodist Church on the same day as his mother Ada May Saxton and his brother Thomas Clark Saxton.
The Baptismal Record for Charles Edward Saxton
SOURCE: The Methodist Church Serving Frelighsburg, Quebec, Canada. Baptismal Records. 1881. Charles Edward 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 Charles Edward Saxton – 1881. The record states:
Baptism:- C. E. Saxton
Charles Edward, son of George Saxton of the Parish of St. Armand West in the county of Missisquoi and province of Quebec and of Ada May Gibson his wife, was born on the fifth day of March Eighteen hundred and eighty-one and was baptized on the twenty-first day of March Eighteen hundred and eighty-one in the presence of the subscribing witnesses
[Signed] J.E Richardson
Witnesses:- [Signed] Adie May Saxton [Signed] Thomas Hightman
Since Thomas Clark Saxton was baptized only 16 days after birth, the date of birth provided in this record is probably fairly accurate.
In the 1851 and 1861 Canadian Census Records, Ada May’s grandparents were listed as Methodist. In the 1861 Canadian Census Records, Ada May, her parents, her brother Willard, and her sisters Hannah and Emily are listed as having no religion.
The family of George and Ada May Saxton later joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. What was the religion of George Saxton before he emigrated from England? When did the family join the LDS Church?
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