Seventh Day Baptist Church Project

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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.[1]

Other families you may come across:

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 [2] and a cross reference [3] 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.


There are also specific Seventh Day Baptist (SDB) cemeteries. Some examples are:


  1. 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.
  2. 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 (free): Vital Records of Rhode Island. 1636-1850, Volume X; Town and Church--Title page.
  3. Beebe, Randolph R.; Cross Reference: 1708-1785 Hopkinton, RI SDBC members to Wikitree Profiles; Published in Wikitree Free Space profile, 2022.
  1. ) The Sabbatarian Church of Newport; page 623-634: Membership roll of the First Sabbatarian Baptist Church of Newport, Rhode Island; 23 Dec 1671 - 1836.
  1. ) First Sabbatarian Church of Hopkinton; pages 93 - 116: Membership Roll of the First Sabbatarian Baptist Church of Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
  • 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.


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.

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Hi Kathy,

Even though the Wikipedia article says she was a Seventh Day Baptist, she seems to be known more in the Seventh Day Adventist movement, which is different from SDB.

posted by Eric Weddington
I have searched in vain for this very influential Seventh Day Baptist lady. Please add her to your list. Thanks!