D. P.  BAIZE
(brother to Jefferson Peter Baze)

From an old undated newspaper clipping

   McCulloch County History Book Vol. I
    Compiled by Wayne Spiller   1976


     Bro. D. P. Baize was born in McNairy County, Tennessee, on January 28, 1820 and departed this life on February 24, 1904, being 84 years and 28 days old.  He obeyed the gospel at the early age of 17 and began preaching the gospel at 27.  He spent 67 years of his life in the service of the Master, fifty-seven years of which he spent preaching.
    Bro. Baize had many noble traits of character.  His highest and foremost aim was to benefit others.  He often offered some advice which he had learned by experience, sometimes by bitter experience, too.  He was a kind father, an affectionate husband, a good neighbor, a law abiding citizen, and withal, a good zealous Christian and a splendid preacher.
    Many have been brought to Christ under his preaching, and his influence in the way of keeping the churches where he labored stirred up and at work was keenly felt.  One prominent feature of his life was that he was always a learner.
    Children of the above:
        C. J. Baize, born 1843, Tenn.
        Annie Baize, born 1845, Miss.
        Mary Jane Baize, born 1850 Mo. (husband, George Shirley)
        R. M. Baize, 1852, Mo.
        James Franklin Baize, 1855 Jefferson City, Mo. (married Mary Melviney Petty)
        "Kit" Catherine, 1857 Mo. (Married Frank Hopkins of Voca, Texas
 

    From an old undated newspaper clipping

       McCulloch County History Book, Vol. I
Compiled by Wayne Spiller   1976

Submitted by: Louann Hall