P.335: History of Scio Village -- Churches of the Town;
"SEVENTH-DAY BAPTIST. At a request of certain Christians a council convened at the school-house near William Davis's, two miles north of Scio Village, May 15th 1834, composed of Elder Daniel Babcock, Elder Spencer Sweet, Deacon Amos Crandall, of Alfred, and Walter B. Gillette, of Friendship. After singing and prayer twenty-four persons presented themselves for the purpose of organizing a church of the Seventh-Day Baptist (cont'd on P.336) faith. After consultation of the council and drafting articles of faith the right hand of fellowship was extended to James Weed, their moderator, and they were received into fellowship of the sister churches composing the general conferance. the following persons were the constituent members: James Weed, John Maxon, Jesse B. Cartwright, Theodaty Bliven, Jesse Rogers, Davis Stillman, Daniel B. Stillman, Philarman Green, William Millard, Ethan Rogers, John C. Cartwright, Theodaty Bliven, Jr., Silas G. Bliven, Buel Oviatt, Judith Leister, Hannah Rogers, Susan Weed, Nancy Stillman, Hannah Burdick, Rachael Cartwright, Ruth Maxon, Sarah Stillman and Lydia Green."
Next paragraph does not mention name of Oviatt, but, does mention dating of "At a meeting June 1st, 1834, James Weed was "called to improve his talent. August 11th, 1834, Daniel Stillman was chosen clerk, John Maxon was dessignated as delegate to the general conference and James Weed was licensed to preach the gospel. The first yearly meeting was held in William Davis's barn, the sixth day before the third Sabbath in July 1835.", etc.
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