The purpose of the Seventh Day Baptist project is to provide a place to organize genealogical information about Seventh Day Baptist (SDB) families in the United States. Many of these families stayed close together, intermarried, and kept track of genealogical information about their families.
About Seventh Day Baptists
Note: Seventh Day Baptists are NOT the same as Seventh Day Adventists.
To Do List
- Reorganize SDB Categories, rename top-level category
- Connect all existing SDB profiles / families that can be connected
- Fill in gaps, add missing profiles / families, and connect
- Extract sources from "They Came to Milton" database (see below), and find online copies of these sources, and then do:
- Document commonly used sources below.
- Find online copies of The Sabbath Recorder, of volumes that are missing below, and document below.
- Add profiles to the various SDB categories
- Document common SDB locations below
- Add links to this project in the SDB categories.
- Add more location categories to this project. See Locations below.
The top level Category:
- Seventh Day Baptist Faith
And subcategories of the top-level category:
SDB families seem to intermarry with each other over time. Some last names that are commonly found in SDB families below. It is important to note that not all individuals with these last names are SDB. To quote The Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America (1910):
It would extend this paper to unwarrantable limits to mention, with any detail, the many venerable names of these early times, which deserve mention beside the names of the great men of our country. Mumford, Hiscox, Gibson, Clarke, Maxson, Crandall, Babcock, Bliss, etc., of Rhode Island; Rogers, Bebee, Gillett, Satterlee, of Connecticut; the Coons, Clarke and Satterlee, of New York; Elisha Gillette, of Long Island; the Davises, and the Dunhams, of New Jersey; the Davids, Bonds, etc.. of Pennsylvania, and many others are names which tempt the pen of the genealogist and the historian.
Other families you may come across:
- FitzRandolph / Fitz_Randolph / Randolph
In his ten volume set of Rhode Island vital records, James Arnold published the membership rolls of the early Newport Seventh Day Baptist Church and the Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist church  and a cross reference  between Arnold's published membership and the corresponding Wikitree profile has been published in the Wikitree free space pages. This cross reference provides hot links between Arnold's Hopkinton membership list and corresponding Wikitree profiles, as well as links between related SDBC family members.
There are a number of towns and places that are very specific to SDB families, where they stayed or even colonized themselves.
- Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
- Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
- Note that before the Revolutionary War, Westerly is in Kings County. After the Revolutionary War, Kings County was renamed to Washington County.
- Rensselaer County, New York, United States
- New Milton, Doddridge County, West Virginia, United States
- Farina, Fayette County, Illinois, United States
There are also specific Seventh Day Baptist (SDB) cemeteries. Some examples are:
- ↑ Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America: A Series of Historical Papers Written in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Organization of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, Celebrated at Ashaway, Rhode Island, August 20-25, 1902. Vol. 1. Plainfield, NJ: Printed for the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference by the American Sabbath Tract Society, 1910, pp. 142-143.
- ↑ Arnold, James N., Editor of the Narragansett Historical Register, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, Providence, RI., Narragansett HIstorical Publishing Co., 1893. Twenty one Volume set of Early Rhode Island Vital records compiled by from James Arnold. Online at Archive.org (free): Vital Records of Rhode Island. 1636-1850, Volume X; Town and Church--Title page.
- ↑ Beebe, Randolph R.; Cross Reference: 1708-1785 Hopkinton, RI SDBC members to Wikitree Profiles; Published in Wikitree Free Space profile, 2022.
- Arnold, James A., Editor of the Narragansett Historical Register, Vital Records of Rhode Island. 1636-1850, Volume 7. Friends and Ministers Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, Providence, RI., Narragansett HIstorical Publishing Co., 1893. Twenty one Volume set of Early Rhode Island Vital records compiled by from James Arnold. Also available online at: American Ancestors: Rhode Island: Vital Records, 1636-1850; Vol VII;.
- ) The Sabbatarian Church of Newport; page 623-634: Membership roll of the First Sabbatarian Baptist Church of Newport, Rhode Island; 23 Dec 1671 - 1836.
- Arnold, James A., Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899, Vol 10, Town and Church Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly, Providence, R.I., Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1898.
- ) First Sabbatarian Church of Hopkinton; pages 93 - 116: Membership Roll of the First Sabbatarian Baptist Church of Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
- The Sabbath Recorder:
- The Sabbath Recorder Archives at sdbhistory.org
- The Sabbath Recorder - Vol. 64 (1908) to Vol. 93 (1922). Seventh Day Baptists.
- Randolph, Corliss Fitz, A history of Seventh day Baptists in West Virginia including the Woodbridgetown and Salemville churches in Pennsylvania and the Shrewsbury church in New Jersey, Printed for the author by the American Sabbath tract society, Plainfield, NJ, 1905.
- History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900, with a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families. By Richard Anson Wheeler. Published by The Day Publishing Company, New London, Connecticut, 1900.
- New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter.
- James Rogers of New London, CT. & His Descendants by James Swift Rogers. Published by The Compiler, Boston, 1902.
- Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants by John Cortland Crandall. Published New Woodstock, New York, 1949.
- Clarke, Henry; A History of the Sabbatarians Or Seventh Day Baptists, in America ; Utica, N.Y.; Printed for the author by Seward, and Williams, 1811.
- Thorngate, Janet; Baptists in Early North America Volume III; Newport, Rhode Island, Seventh Day Baptists; Mercer University Press; Macon, Georgia and The Seventh Day Baptist Historical Society; 2017.
- Dedication of Ministers' Monument, August 28, 1899, Published for the Association by The American Sabbath Tract Society, Plainfield, NJ., 1899.
- Denison, Frederic; Westerly (Rhode Island) and Its Witnesses: For Two Hundred and Fifty Years, 1626-1876, Vol I; Providence, Published by J.A. & R.A Reid; 1878.
- Rogers, Albert N., 1910-; Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America; a series of historical papers written in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the organization of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, celebrated at Ashaway, Rhode Island, August 20-25, 1902; Printed for The Seventh Day Baptist General Conference by the American Sabbath Tract Society; Plainfield, New Jersey; 1910.
- Seventh Day Baptist General Conference; Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America : a series of historical papers written in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the organization of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, celebrated at Ashaway, Rhode Island, August 20-25, 1902, Vol II; Printed For THE SEVENTH DAY BAPTIST GENERAL CONFERENCE, by the American Sabbath Tract Society; Plainfield, New Jersey. 1910. Public Domain.
Other genealogical databases that are useful to reference:
- Saunders, Jon (2017). They Came to Milton. RootsWeb.
- Many of the profiles in this database have sources attached to it that are useful to reference. Not all profiles in this database are in WikiTree yet.
- #SpiritualHeritageSunday Showcase: Seventh Day Baptist Feb 20, 2022.
- New Project: Seventh Day Baptists Jul 21, 2017.