Dixon Bartley is one of my paternal great-great-grandfathers. He died where he lived most of his life, in Parker Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. Dixon's information is on the very last line of these two pages, above.
Rev. Althouse recorded the following information for Dixon:
Date of Funeral: April 23, 1900
Name: Dixon Bartley
Scripture text: Job 5:26
Age: 94 years, 6 months, 13 days
Cause of death: cancer and old age
Cemetery: Bear Creek
The closest birth information I had for Dixon was "about 1806." Using the age at death in this record Dixon's calculated birth date is October 9, 1805.
The text for the sermon, Job 5:26, is,
Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.It seems to state the obvious, since Dixon was 94 years old when he died, but I'm sure Rev. Althouse expanded the thought in some depth.
Thank you, Rev. Althouse, for keeping your record book. Thank you Durham County Reformed Church for preserving the record book. And thank you, Ancestry, for making it available.
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