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First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville records

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Biographical Note

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Detailed Description

Record Books

Bibles and Other Church Literature


First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville records, 1879-1958 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville records, 1879-1958Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 387

Primary Creator: First United Presbyterian Church (Pinckneyville, Ill.)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Organized into two series: (1) record books, and (2) United Presbyterian Sabbath School library books.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1988

Subjects: City churches. - Illinois, Illinois - History, Local, Perry County (Ill.) - History, Presbyterian Church - Illinois

Languages: English

Abstract

This small collection of the First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville, Illinois, consists of Church Records, including attendance notebooks, treasurer's records, and some loose receipts, invoices, and financial reports. The most recent records are labelled as First United Presbyterian Church; some early ones read Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

Also included are some of the books from the "United Presbyterian Sabbath School Library," which circulated these volumes as early as 1906. One record book registers lendings from 1906-1910. Most of these are of course religious tomes, including three large reference Bibles. Some of the volumes are in poor condition, but most are fair.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

City churches. - Illinois
Illinois - History, Local
Perry County (Ill.) - History
Presbyterian Church - Illinois

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: 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.

Preferred Citation: [Item], First United Presbyterian Church of Pinckneyville records, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 2: Bibles and Other Church LiteratureAdd to your cart.
From United Presbyterian Church Sabbath School Library
Sub-Series 1: General religious literatureAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 1, The Rise and Progress of Religion in the SoulAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 2, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes, Contrasted with Real ChristianityAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 3, The Treatise on Religious Affections, by the late Rev. Jonathan Edwards, A. M.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 5, The Saints' Everlasting RestAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 6, A Call to the UnconvertedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 7, The Life of Rev. David Brainerd, Chiefly Extracted From His DiaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 8, A Memoir of Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 12, A Memoir of Rev. Edward Payson, D.D.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 13, Practical Thoughts by Rev. William Nevins, D. D.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Evangelical Family Library Series: Volume 15, Memoir of James Brainerd TaylorAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne, Written by Himself, by William Makepeace ThackerayAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: To Be Near Unto God, by Abraham Kuyper, D.D.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Life of Pasteur, by Rene Vallery-RadotAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: John G. Paton, Missionary to the New Hebrides, an Autobiography, edited by his brotherAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Christian Philosopher; or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion, by Thomas Dick, LL.D. and F.R.A.S.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Works of Flavius Josephus, the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian . . .Written by Himself, Volume IAdd to your cart.
Covers are not attached.
Folder 7: The Works of Flavius Josephus, the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian . . . Written by Himself, Volume IIAdd to your cart.
Covers are not attached.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament, With an Appendix Containing the Biblical Aramaic, Based on the Lexicon of William Gesenius, As Translated by Edward Robinson, 1891 and 1906 by Houghton, Mifflin and Co.Add to your cart.
Missing front cover.
Item 2: A Copius and Critical Latin-English Lexicon, Founded on the Larger Latin-German Lexicon of Dr. William Freund . . . 1855, Harper & BrothersAdd to your cart.
Cover is very fragile.
Sub-Series 2: BiblesAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues . . . n.d., Hubbard Brothers, Bible PublishersAdd to your cart.
Covers are not attached.
Item 2: The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together With the Apocrypha . . . 1854, Lippincott, Grambo & Co.Add to your cart.
Covers are not attached. Very fragile condition.
Item 3: Wilmore's New Analytical Reference Bible, 1891, 1910, and 1918, Funk & Wagnalls CompanyAdd to your cart.

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