29 April 2014

Methodism Behind My Halls

From The History of McLean County, Illinois: Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men by W. Le Baron, Jr. (1879: McLean County, IL) --
The Methodists were early here. Their first man was probably the Rev. Mr.
Walker. Zadoc Hall was preaching in the Grove as early as 1834. In December of
this year, three brothers, Jeremiah S. Hall, Israel W. Hall and William E. Hall, came
in. They were no relation to the preacher, Zadoc Hall, but were Methodists, and in
the house of Israel W. Hall meeting was held until the building of the Methodist Church
in the village of Danvers. There is a society of Methodists who hold meetings at
present in the brick schoolhouse, north part of the Grove. 
Jeremiah S. Hall (1809-1882) is my 3xg-grandfather.

Copyright © 2014 by Kevin W. Walker

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