History of the Presbyterian Church in the State of Illinois

History of the Presbyterian Church in the State of Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...February 7, 1814. He was an only son, but has two sisters living. His parents removed when he was only five years of age to St. Clair county, 111. He was converted when about seventeen, at Lewiston, 111., under the preaching of Rev. Aratus Kent. He graduated at Illinois College in 1840, and at Lane Seminary in 1844. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Cincinnati, May 30, 1843. Ordained by the Presbytery of Alton, September 13, 1845, at Ducoign, on Nine-Mile Prairie, Perry county. After leaving the seminary, Mr. Jones labored for a season in Upper Alton. He was then employed by Alton Presbytery as an itinerant to labor with Rev. William Chamberlin. In April, 1846, he was dismissed to the Presbytery of Knox. He went to Canton, 111., in the latter part of 1845, and remained there three years. He was married, September 16, 1846, in St. Louis, to Miss Elizabeth H. Shearer, of Aurora, Erie county, N. Y. W1LL1STON JONES. 353 This excellent-lady is still living. Her residence is at 52 Howard street, Albany, N. Y., where she is engaged in benevolent work. They have had no children of their own, but have acted the part of faithful parents to two adopted daughters. Much the largest part of Mr. Jones' ministerial life has been spent in Iowa. He went to Cedar Rapids in the fall of 1848, labored there eight years and seven at Iowa Falls. While in the former place he performed missionary laborat Solon, Mt. Vernon, Pleasant Prairie, Center Point, Shellsburg, Vinton and Brooklyn. At five of these places he organized churches. During his residence at Iowa Falls he organized the church at that place, also at Maysville, Otisville, Oakland and Point Pleasant. He preached a year or two regularly at Steamboat Rock, Berlin and Eldora--traveling with a pair of mules...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518721
  • 9781236518729