Page: Thomas Flanders
Confidence: Secondary evidence
Date: Jan 9 2016
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"When the first Baptisit Church was organized in Amesbury and Salisbury, theri meetings were held, at first, in the 3rd story of the house of Jacob Lord. This was designeated by their enemies as "The Lord's Garret:. Sept 27, 1780, the "Bretheren of Salisbury, Amesbury, and South Hampton, then numbering 24 persons, were organized into a branch of the Brentwood Church. Frequent meetings were held (1770-1780) in the different private residences of the brethern of South Hampton. This was the beginning of the Anabaptists in Salisbury and Amesbury, but the Pedo-baptists had existed previous to this time." Jeremiah Flanders, Thomas, Flanders, Mary Flanders, and Mehitable Flanders were members of this branch of the Brentwood Church. The church was organized, Sept. 14, 1821, and among the members then, were Deacon Thomas Flanders, Priscilla Flanders, Nathaniel Flanders, Judith Flanders, Samuel Flanders, Joseph Flanders, Susannah Flanders, and Betsey Flanders.
"In his will, Deacon Thomas Flanders bequeathed to his son, Ezekiel, lands in Salisbury, near Rocky Hill, on condition that he paid the notes of hand he had given to Ezekiel and Mary Fowler, Daniel Webster, and Hannah Flanders; bequests were made to his sons, Thomas and Jeremiah, to his daughter, Priscilla, wife of Nathaniel Flanders, to his son, George and to his son Ezra. Two thires of the residue of the estate, he gave to his son, Ezra, --"on condition he carefully support my sister Molly Flanders during her life." One third of the residue of the estate was given to his dauther Elizabeth Morrill, wife of Benjamin Morrill. The will was dated 2 Feb. 1845; probated 15 Sep 1852."
Lived in S. Hampton NH in 1799 when Jeremiah was born
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