Thursday, February 4, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday

Today is Genea-Bloggers Treasure Chest Thursday. My father John Arnold Hillman's birthday was January 10. on that day he turned 90, and still going strong. The photo is his baptismal record. Maybe as the family was Baptist grandpa & grandma waited until dad was 6. Or they did not go to a church near where they lived. The family lived outside of Caledonia from 1912 to 1928 when grandpa decided to move to Florida until he bought his farm outside of Dutton around 1930. Grandma's home church was Duff Presbyterian Church, Largie, Dunwich Township. I suspect Grandma was behind Grandpa's change from Baptist to Presbyterian.
Note that Dad was baptised  in Aldborough probably at the Baptist Church in Clathan. Presbyterianism must have come later.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Very interesting! I can speak to the fact that we Baptist baptize by immersion, and you have to choose to be baptized, so that could be why he was six years old before he was.
Thanks for sharing! I look forward to reading your blog!