|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from
microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/7/1894.
On the fifth Sunday in July the Baptist Church in Grantsville was
A debt of over three hundred dollars was raised in a few minutes
the building committee turned over the building to Bethlehem Church.
As had been arranged Rev. L.J. Huffman preached the dedicatory
In his usual plain, calm, deliberative style he presented his subject
its acceptance was best attested by the quiet that prevailed during
delivery by the congregation who had sat almost four hours when it
After the sermon Rev. Jno. Stump offered the dedicatory prayer and
benediction was pronounced by Rev. D. Huffman.
A reunion of the descendents of the charter members of the
Baptist Church was held after the closing of the dedicatory
All of the surviving children of Alex Huffman were present and a few
the descendents of Joseph Bennett, none of the descendents of Robt.
reported. After addresses by several of the members recalling
of the early days of the Church the farewell was taken, which no
to many present will be the last until they shall be gathered in the