1832 – Founded. Church records from beginning in 1832 to Oct. 28, 1848 are lost.
1836, Feb 17 – “We the subscribers to this article do promise to pay the sums annexed to our names…” toward the building of a Methodist Episcopal church building which will be available for use for free for orderly ministers of other denominations when not occupied by the M.E. congregation. Subscribers were:
|Five Founding Trustees|
|Carter, David B.||$25||Trustee
David Carter preached first sermon in Mound Twp on Pulaski circuit in 1835
|Simpson, Francis W.||$50||Trustee
b. 1804 in Washington Co, TN, d. 1839; father b. PA
Robert F. Miller, exec. of his estate in 1839
Builder of McDonough College
b. 1797, m. 1823 Washington Co, TN, d. Macomb 1840
|Walker, John D.||–?||Trustee
Not related to Presby. Walkers
from Athens, Ohio
Builder of McDonough College
b. 1808 Adair Co, KY
|Wilson, Ruth||$5||Presbyterian charter member|
|Broaddus, John||$20||b. VA 1789, mar. Bourbon Co, KY
d. Macomb 1837
|Edmonston, William||$10||b. NC 1796
d. Cooper Co, MO
strong Southern sympathies; sons were in CSA
|Campbell, James M.||$50||b. 1803 Frankfort, KY
first Circuit Clerk, McDonough Co, IL; “founder” of Macomb
|Henton, Robinson & Co.||$50||Moses Henton & Lawson H. Robinson
Both Trustees of McDonough College
|Montgomery, Joseph||$10||might be atty & circuit clerk (1840-52 & 56-60) in Rushville Schuyler Co?
b. 1811 KY?
|Kepple, Jacob||$10||b. 1791 PA
Bardolph ME Church organized at his house spring 1837
|Bacon, Charles W. & John||$50||Chas. b. 1806 Washington Co, TN;
d. ca. 1840 Macomb; bur. Bean Cem, Colchester;
John b. 1808 Wash. Co, TN
Their father b. Berks Co, PA
|Walker, Cyrus||$25||Presbyterian elder
Trustee of McDonough College
|Kyle, S. B.||$5||Samuel Birch Kyle (1814-1849) b. Miami Co, OH; bro. of Dr. James B. Kyle; S. B. mar. Elizabeth, dau of Dr. Charles Hays;
S. B. & J. B.’s father was Rev. Samuel B. Kyle who was raised Presbyterian, converted during Stone-Campbell (Restoration) movement to the Christian Church; anti-slavery
|Chenowith, John A.||$10||settler in Macomb 1832; engaged in trade for some little time; left in 1837 “quite suddenly”|
|Jackson, A. B.||$5||uncertain; may be related to Rev. Wm H Jackson, Methodist who settled in Bardolph; Wm’s wife was Ann Miller, sister of George Miller|
|Chandler, Charles||$5||b. 1809 Alstead, NH, father of C. V. Chandler|
|Chandler, Thompson||$10||b. 1805 NH, brother of Charles|
|Cheatham, Samuel||$5||b. 1795 Chesterfield Co, VA; children b. Cumberland Co, KY|
|Westfall, J. W.||$5|
|Anderson, John L.||$5||b. 1815 Adair Co, KY
father b. Washington Co, PA
sisters Jane & Elizabeth Anderson were charter members of Presby church
|Hays, Wm. H.||$3||Hire Township; not related to Presbyterian elder Dr Charles Hays|
|Hays, Thomas R.||$5||Hire Township; not related to Presbyterian elder Dr Charles Hays|
|Hays, William||$12 (in hauling)||Hire Township; not related to Presbyterian elder Dr Charles Hays|
|Hurd, Nehemiah||$20||Methodist Minister; conducted first religious services in Hire township at house of Vandiver Banks (brother of John Banks, Trustee of ME Church).|
|Head, James||$12||b. 1781 MD; settled in Emmet Twp in 1832|
|Fulkerson, James||$10||b. 1797 Washington Co, TN (parents b. VA)
1831-2 winter from TN to Jacksonville, Morgan Co.
spring of 1832, to Sec. 28 & 29, Tennessee Twp.
1832 – First meetings of M.E. in Tennessee Twp were at his residence near Hills Grove
1837 – First church was a brick church completed in 1837.
1847 – A storm damaged the Methodist church, and the Methodists met in the Presbyterian Church until repairs were completed. During this time, the Methodists & the Presbyterians held a union revival service together.
1855 – A more severe storm destroyed the Methodist Church. They met in the Christian Church until a new building was completed.