First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville records, 1879-1958
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Brief Description: The collection consists of the records of the First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville, Illionis, from 1879-1958.  The records include attendance notebooks, treasurer's records, financial reports, and sabbath school library books.  There are names of local families, receipts and invoices from local merchants and records related to Sabbath school and the United Presbyterian Church Ladies' Missionary Society.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
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Record Series Number: 1/6/MSS 387
Created by: First United Presbyterian Church (Pinckneyville, Ill.)
Volume: 6.0 Boxes
Acquired: 01/01/1988.
Arrangement: Organized into two series: (1) record books, and (2) United Presbyterian Sabbath School library books.
Biographical Note for First United Presbyterian Church (Pinckneyville, Ill.) :

Originally the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, this church is recognized as the first one built in Perry County, commencing in 1831. The Hopewell Church group had moved from Caldwell County, Kentucky to Perry County, led by James Steele.

The congregation was organized in 1832 and had about 40 members with Rev. Samuel Baldridge as pastor. By 1855, the number of parishioners had increased so that a new church was built, called the Four Mile Presbyterian Church, according to a genealogist, Erma Walsh, and the old church was left abandoned. It would later be called the First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
City churches. - Illinois
Illinois - History, Local
Perry County (Ill.) - History
Presbyterian Church - Illinois
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Rev. Charles W. Proudfoot
Related Publications: Minutes of Hopewell United Presbyterian Church, Perry Co., Illinois, Located West of Pinckneyville, Illinois, Members 1834-1863. Daugthers of the American Revolution, Belleville Chapter (Belleville, Ill.), 1975.
PreferredCitation: [Item], First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.