Pioneer Days of Evansville and Vicinity

Pioneer Days of Evansville and Vicinity

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... he was in the promised land which had been attached to Madison mission. He stayed here during the year and did good and effective church work. By mutual agreement between the school district board and the official members of the church the schoolhouse when completed was to be used as a meeting house and was used as such till the summer of 1847. Rev. S. H. Stocking was presiding elder from the fall of 1842 to the fallof 1843. In the fall of 1843 a minister by the name of Ferris was sent to this circuit, but remained only a short time, his place being filled the remainder of the year by Rev. Boyd Phelps and Father Griffith. Rev. John Sinclair was presiding elder from the fall of 1843 to the fall of 1844. During this year until the fall of 1845 they belonged to the Janesville circuit, which included Mount Zion, Janesville, Union and McLaughlin (now Brooklyn). From the fall of 1844 to 1845 Rev. Lyman Catlin was their preacher, with Rev. S. H. Stocking presiding elder. In the fall of 1845 Union circuit was first formed and embraced what is now Evansville, Union, Porter and McLaughlin (now Brooklyn), and the following composed the official members of the circuit: Local preachers, Rev. Boyd Phelps, Rev. John Griffith, Rev. Elisha Page, Rev. Arnasa Graves. Exhorter, Zimri Campbell. Stewards, Ira Jones, John Rhinehart, Hiram Griffith, Alanson B. Vaughn, Wilson W. McLaughlin. Class leaders, Jacob West, John Dawson and H. J. Sutherland. At the third quarterly conference of this year, 1845, the building of a meeting house was discussed and a building committee appointed composed of Ira Jones, Hiram Grifiith and Thomas Robinson and soon after a subscription was started and the building commenced where ' the Economy building now stands. This meeting...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950488
  • 9781236950482