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Vermont Baptist Historical Society

Identifier: mss-939

Scope and Content

The Vermont Baptist Historical Society Papers consist primarily of local church historical papers and biographical sketches of Vermont baptist clergymen and church leaders. The Papers are arranged almost entirely by location, including the biographical data sheets and questionnaires. A separate cross-index by name has been appended to the Inventory to indicate the town folders in which individuals' biographical materials have been placed. See the Separated Materials note for a list of Baptist town church records that have been removed from this collection and interfiled among the Bound Manuscripts.


  • 1786-1917


Language of Materials



Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.


The Vermont Baptist Historical Society was founded in 1876 to collect and preserve manuscripts and information relating to the Baptist churches and clergymen of Vermont. The Society purchased the extensive collections of Rev. Cyprian P. Frenyear, who had gathered together considerable amounts of material pertaining to Vermont Baptists before his death in 1876. Building upon the Frenyear foundations, the Society amassed a great number of historical sketches of local churches, originals and copies of records of local Baptist churches and associations, and biographical sheets on Baptist clergymen who had served in Vermont. In addition, the Society collected hundreds of late nineteenth century newspaper clippings dealing with Vermont Baptist churches and clergy. Finally, the Society was largely responsible for the compilation and eventual publication fo Henry Crocker's History of the Baptists in Vermont (Bellows Falls: P.H. Gobie Press, 1913).


2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)


The Vermont Baptist Historical Society Papers consist primarily of local church historical papers and biographical sketches of Vermont baptist clergymen and church leaders.

Physical Location

Silver Special Collections, Howe Library; contact for access.

Separated Materials

The following Baptist town church records have been removed from this collection and interfiled among the Bound Manuscripts. See finding aids for Large Bound Manuscripts and Small Bound Manuscripts

Separated Church Records by Town

  1. Bennington
  2. Brandon
  3. Bristol
  4. Clarendon
  5. Fairfax
  6. Fairlee
  7. Halifax
  8. Huntington
  9. Johnson
  10. Marshfield
  11. Middletown
  12. Morristown
  13. Orwell
  14. Plainfield
  15. Shaftsbury
  16. Shoreham
  17. Swanton
  18. Thetford
  19. Vershire
  20. Waitsfield
  21. Waterbury
  22. Wheelock

Additional Information

Biographical Cross Index

  1. Alger, Roland Francis found in Whitingham
  2. Avery, William Henry H. found in St. Albans, Vermont
  3. Beach, James Egbert found in Chester, Vermont
  4. Bristol, Homer Culver found in Vermont Academy, Saxtons River
  5. Buffum, Herbert Edward found in Whitingham, Vermont
  6. Clark, Amos Darwin found in Pownal, Vermont
  7. Clough, George Wesley found in Mount Holly, Vermont
  8. Coombs, Irving Wesley found in Bristol, Vermont
  9. Corliss, Gertrude Potter found in Bristol, Vermont
  10. Crissey, John found in Fairfax, Vermont
  11. Crocker, Henry found in Fairfax, Vermont
  12. Cull, Thomas found in West Pawlet, Vermont
  13. Davison, W.A. found in Vermont Baptist State Convention
  14. Dennett, John A. found in Ludlow, Vermont
  15. Douglas, Henry Marshall found in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  16. Dunn, Louis A. found in Fairfax, Vermont
  17. Eveleth, Charles Henry found in West Haven, Vermont
  18. Farrar, John Perkins found in Ludlow, Vermont
  19. Ferguson, James F. found in Westford, Vermont
  20. Fitz, William found in Montpelier, Vermont
  21. Fletcher, Horace found in Townshend, Vermont
  22. Foote, Albert Edward found in West Haven, Vermont
  23. Foster, Joseph C. found in Brattleboro, Vermont
  24. Freeman, Joseph found in Proctorsville, Vermont
  25. Frost, Samuel T. found in Passumpsic, Vermont
  26. Fuller, Edward M. found in Barre; Richford, Vermont
  27. Galusha, Augustus found in Shaftsbury, Vermont
  28. Ganun, General Jackson found in Pittsford, Vermont
  29. Gay, Leon S. found in Vermont Baptist State Convention
  30. Glazier, N. Newton found in Montpelier, Vermont
  31. Goff, Alvin E. found in Middletown Springs, Vermont
  32. Goodspeed, E. found in Addison Association
  33. Gookin, Fred W. found in West Pawlet, Vermont
  34. Gow, John Russell found in Brattleboro, Vermont
  35. Gray, E.H. found in Bridgeport, Vermont
  36. Greene, Albert found in Rhode Island
  37. Greene, Samuel Harrison found in Montgomery, Vermont
  38. Greenwood, Anthony found in West Enosberg, Vermont
  39. Gurr, C.G. found in Chester, Vermont
  40. Gussman, William found in Essex, Vermont
  41. Hapgood, Ephraim found in South Windham, Vermont
  42. Harris, Benjamin Robinson found in Mount Holly, Vermont
  43. Herring, Edwin Ayer found in Bellows Falls, Vermont
  44. Hopkins, Adoniram Judson found in Perkinsville, Vermont
  45. Hovey, Horace N. found in Lowell, Vermont
  46. Howard, James G. found in Brattleboro, Vermont
  47. Howard, James Leland found in Windsor, Vermont
  48. Hull, J. Mervin found in Windsor, Vermont
  49. Ives, Harvey Miller found in West Pawlet, Vermont
  50. Johnson, Robert Gray found in Felchville, Vermont
  51. Kellogg, Benoit Francis found in Fair Haven, Vermont
  52. Kellogg, Ira Phelps found in Monkton, Vermont
  53. Kendrick, Ariel found in Woodstock, Vermont
  54. Kendrick, Asahel Clark found in Poultney, Vermont
  55. Kenyon, Frederick Tompkins found in East Wallingford, Vermont
  56. Kinzie, Wesley Abram found in Bristol, Vermont
  57. Lawson, George Benedict found in Bennington, Vermont
  58. Leavitt, Julius Adelbert found in Grafton, Vermont
  59. Lyman, Daniel W. found in Middlebury, Vermont
  60. Macomber, Sylvanus Boardman found in Montgomery, Vermont
  61. Marten, Zacharius found in Bennington, Vermont
  62. Mick, William Marcellus found in Windsor, Vermont
  63. Mills, Edward found in Rutland, Vermont
  64. Miner, J.B. found in North Troy, Vermont
  65. Mitchell, Edwin Foster found in Putney, Vermont
  66. Moore, Mabel Matteson found in Brattleboro, Vermont
  67. Mowry, Tyler B. found in East Poultney, Vermont
  68. Moxley, Safford Darwin found in Windsor, Vermont
  69. Nobbs, Samuel Bastin found in Newport, Vermont
  70. Owen, Daniel D. found in Ludlow, Vermont
  71. Palmatier, Abel B. found in Pittsford, Vermont
  72. Parker, Alvin found in Brookline, Vermont
  73. Parmly, Wheelock H. found in Braintree, Vermont
  74. Patterson, James Robert found in East Wallingford, Vermont
  75. Piddock, Charles A. found in Saxtons River, Vermont
  76. Pierce, David Jonathan found in Chester, Vermont
  77. Pierce, Rufus Daniel found in Poultney, Vermont
  78. Potter, Edward Wright found in Windsor, Vermont
  79. Powell, Absalom Lewis found in Stamford, Vermont
  80. Powers, Charles Ransom found in West Brattleboro, Vermont
  81. Preble, Fred M. found in Windsor, Vermont
  82. Prentice, Roswell Randall found in Townshend, Vermont
  83. Purmont, L.B. found in New Hampshire
  84. Randall, Benjamin found in see Burgin, J.W. folder
  85. Reese, Charles Abraham found in Rutland, Vermont
  86. Rice, Luther found in see Pease, Charles S. folder
  87. Richardson, Orin found in Rutland, Vermont
  88. Rockwood, Joseph Monroe found in Rutland, Vermont
  89. Rugg, Martin L. found in Grafton, Vermont
  90. Rugg, William Henry found in Perkinsville, Vermont
  91. Ryder, Francis Wayland found in Bristol, Vermont
  92. Sabin, Alvah found in Cambridge, Vermont
  93. Saunders, Nathan C. found in Johnson, Vermont
  94. Scott, Ernest Linden found in Chester, Vermont
  95. Searles, Henry Clay found in Weston, Vermont
  96. Simonds, A.H. found in Pownal, Vermont
  97. Slocum, Henry Truman found in East Charlotte, Vermont
  98. Smith, Claudius Buchanan found in Brookline, Vermont
  99. Smith, Fred Southerland found in West Brattleboro, Vermont
  100. Smith, Gaylord Beecher found in Burlington, Vermont
  101. Smith, Justin Almerin found in North Bennington, Vermont
  102. Spencer, William found in Wilmington, Vermont
  103. Steelman, Isaac Newton found in Poultney, Vermont
  104. Strong, Philip Burroughs found in Bristol, Vermont
  105. Swain, Aurora Marvin found in Grafton, Vermont
  106. Sweet, Enoch Hants found in Windsor, Vermont
  107. Temple, Levi Daniel found in Brattleboro, Vermont
  108. Ten Broake, James found in Burlington, Vermont
  109. Thompson, Henry Marcus found in Windsor, Vermont
  110. Tilden, Howard Benjamin found in Chester, Vermont
  111. Townsend, Dwight C, found in Grafton, Vermont
  112. Townsley, Frances E. found in Brattleboro, Vermont
  113. Turner, Charles Wheaton found in Brandon, Vermont
  114. Tuttle, Amos found in Fairfax, Vermont
  115. Van Schaick, Charles Edgar found in South Windham, Vermont
  116. Watson, David Ronald found in Brandon, Vermont
  117. Whitman, Sally found in Fairfield, Vermont
  118. Willcox, Monson Alvah found in Burlington, Vermont
  119. Wrigley, George Harrison found in Hydeville, Vermont
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
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