Methodists in Macomb

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:

Name Pledge Notes
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
McGinnis, Jesse $25 Trustee
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
Banks, John $25 Trustee
Builder of McDonough College
b. 1808 Adair Co, KY
Other Subscribers
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
d. TX
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.

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