Note: d also that his benevolent feelings and labors have not been confined to his own neighborhood and to house-framing. For forty years, he has been a zealous and untiring friend of the slave, ready at all times to act or to speak for the African's freedom and equal rights. He has been an active Christian of the Baptist denomination and has one son, a missionary in Burman (sic)." (son John S. Beecher)
"The Hinesburg church has given of her sons a goodly number for the Christian ministry. It gave license to ....John S. Beecher, 1844. Mr. Beecher gave himself to the foreign missionary work in 1854, going out first under the Foreign Missionary Society, and after a few years returned to this country and went again under the Free Missionary Society.
Note: Austin Beecher was town representative to the Legislature in 1854-55. After Austin superintended the raising of a neighbor's barn which had recently burned "It may be proper to add that Mr. Beecher is still (1861) living in a vigorous old age, an
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