Bethel, Oak Hill, and Unity Baptist Churches (e-Books)
Records of three (3) early Baptist churches in St. Clair County are in this product. Scroll down for details.
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1. Bethel Baptist Church Minutes 1806 – 1851, Excerpts from the Minutes 1851 – 1852, and Membership Lists 1809 – 1909. (1806-1909) near Caseyville, one of the earliest Baptist churches in southwestern Illinois and famed for its role along the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. Excellent source for family groups before 1850 census, includes some vital stats. Located near the county border and includes St. Clair and Madison County residents. 4000 names.
2. Oak Hill Baptist Church Minutes (1851-1863) near O’Fallon. Established in 1850 and attended by large numbers of Badgley, Phillips, Rettinghouse, Whiteside and others residing near the church.
3. Unity United Baptist Church of Christ was established in 1850 and attended by large numbers of Badgley, Phillips, Rettinghouse, Whiteside and others residing near the church just north and east of Belleville. Now called First Baptist Church Fairview Heights, it is believed Unity’s members had connections to some who attended Richland Creek Baptist near Messenger cemetery where baptisms by immersion took place in the creek after which that early church was named. The Unity church of 1850 first met in Anthony’s Grove about a mile north of the earlier church, and south of today’s Drake-Thouvenot road / Frank-Scott Parkway and Old Collinsville road intersection and recently celebrated its sesquicentennial.