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1809

Rachel (Harris) Oakes  born

1825


Rachel Delight Oakes born August 8, 1825.

1829


John Nevins Andrews born July 22, 1829 www.whiteestate.org
 

1832


William Miller publishes first views on prophecy.


1840

William Miller called first General Conference of Christians expecting the Advent

1841

The land for the church was donated by the widow of Timothy Barney.

History of Washington, NH

p. 269 Cemeteries

In 1842, the widow of Timothy Barney donated a site for the Christian meeting house and the adjoining church yard, which yard has since been used as a place of burial by people living in that part of the town. The precise date of the laying out of the old church yard at East Washington is not known, but it was without doubt, not far from the beginning of the present century. The grounds were not enlarged until i860, when the new portion, situated near the church, was purchased by the town.

p. 299 Geneologies: Barney

(5) Timothy, b. W., Feb. 7, 1789 ; m. Sally Proctor of Stoddard in 18 18, who d. Feb. II, 1821 ; he again m. Thcodosia Kingsbury of Langdon, Feb. 10, 1822. He resided in W., on the farm where his father settled, and which is now the home of Mark F. Hill. He d. in W., Apr. 23, 1838. His widow m. Amos Adams of Surry, Mar. 11, 1842, and soon after removed to that town.


The church was built by the Christian Brethren.
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 Appendix p. 398.

1842

APRIL: April 4  The First Christian Society in Washington organized. It was incorporated on April 15, 1842.
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 Appendix p. 397, last paragraph.


Himes published "Midnight Cry" Newspaper

Millerite camp meetings began. 

T. M. Preble, born in Hillsboro, NH. Becomes minister of the Nashua Freewill Baptist Church, 1842 - 1844
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1. p. 117.

1843

Rachel Delight Oakes, 18, comes to Washington NH to teach school.
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 Appendix p. 398.

2nd Advent message comes to Washignton area.  ibid. Appendix p. 399

1844

MARCH:  Rachel Oakes, mother of Rachel Delight Oales, visits Washington Church. Challenges Fredrick Wheeler to obey all 10 Commandments, including the fourth, Sabbath Commandment.  Fredrick Wheeler accepts and preaches first Sabbath sermon.
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 Appendix p. 400

SUMMER: TM Preble began to keep and preach on the Sabbath

Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 p. 117


OCTOBER:  October 22  Great Disappointment (more info to come)

1845

MARCH:  T. M. Preble writes first publication on the Sabbath, "The Hope of Israel."
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 p. 118

Joseph Bates reads Prebles "The Hope of Isreal", also learns of Sabbathkeeping company in Washignton, NH
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 p. 119

MAY: Joseph Bates went to visit Washington Sabbathkeepers, the first door he came to was Fredrick Wheeler's.

Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 p. 120 - 121
 

1846


SUMMER: Joseph Bates meets Ellen Harmon, James White and others in New Bedford, NH.  He was sketical of her visions. They felt he was in error on the Sabbath.
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 p. 127

AUGUST:  Joseph Bates writes 48 page pamphlet, "The Seventh-day Sabbath a Perpetual Sign."


August 30, 1846  James and Ellen White marry. 

Before the end of the year, James and Ellen White study "The Hope of Israel" and accepted the Sabbath Truth.
Origin and History of the Seventh-day Adventists Vol. 1 p. 127