The Reorganized Latter Day Saints were a group that split form the Latter Day Saints. They did not call themselves Mormons or practice polygamy. But that distinction was probably lost on their enemies when the began organizing in Jefferson County in the 1870s.
One of the more success churches was the Union Branch, which took its name from the Union Schoolhouse near Wirt, where it first met. It apparently later constructed its own building and dissolved after 1900.
McKendree Chapel was a virtually forgotten Methodist Church located in Milton Township. The cemetery associated with the church was transcribed as the McHenry or McKenzie graveyard by the John Paul Chapter of DAR, but that was probably a simple mishearing of the name McKendree (also McKendry), after a prominent Methodist Bishop.
Milton Baptist Church Cemetery
Transcribed by John Paul DAR in 1941 it was transcribed again with additional stones by Lee, Randall, and Lynn Rogers in the 1980s and by Robert Scott in 2007 and 2009. Collated by Robert W. Scott
The Ryker's Ridge Presbyterian Church existed from roughly 1826 until about 1836, but may have existed earlier as a mission as there was reportedly preaching by a Presbyterian minister at the home of Samuel Ledgerwood in 1818.
Madison Associate Presbyterian church was a body whose members were largely of Scottish or Scotch-Irish origin. After the Associate Reformed Presbyterian presbytery merged with the Associate Presbyterian presbytery, it became a United Presbyterian Church congregation, as did most, but not all, of the members of the founding denominations. The 1859/1860 Madison directory shows this church at the south corner of Vine and First.
Joel Butler was born in MA in 1752, and served in the American Revolution as a Private in Col. Joseph's Regiment in 1777 in the Vermont Militia. Joel is listed by the D.A.R. as #142333, and is in the Vermont Militia Rolls which is cited in the * Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Indiana. Joel was one of the first in Jennings county, IN and is listed as the first school teacher, and also a Baptist minister. In *this source, he is listed in being buried in the 'Old cemetery near Scipio, Jennings County'.
Joel Butler was born in MA in 1752, and served in the American Revolution as a Private in Col. Joseph's Regiment in 1777 in the Vermont Militia. It seems that his brother James also served. Joel is listed by the D.A.R. as #142333, and his brother James is listed but there is no number in this source, the Vermont Militia Rolls which is cited in the * Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution buried in Indiana.
I've been searching for information re: JPS' parents and /or siblings for 6 years. His pension data from his CW unit (80th Indiana Inf.) states that he was b. Dec., 1822 in Switzerland Cty., In. His census data indicates that both of his parents were born in Indiana.
However, in his application to the Grand Army of the Republic, JPS stated that he was born in Ohio. Additionally, in the census data for several of his children, it's stated that JPS was born in Ohio. Additionally, this response is not consistent from one census year to the next.
I have been able to trace my father's family back to James B Jenkins Sr in Madison, Jefferson, Indiana. But have not been able to find out who his parents are. I live in Virginia so do not have access to the Jefferson County Records very often. My husband and I were blessed to find newspaper articles at the Madison Public Library that helped flesh out some of the family. My father, Hollie Otheneal Jenkins was raised by his maternal grandparents and had very little contact with his father's side of the family.
I'm looking for information on Grand Raisor, son of James and Isabell Raisor (Razor). He was born in Owen Co. KY in 1878 and is
listed in the Switzerland Co. census for 1900 as living with his parents, single at age 21. He married Esther Griffith McFarland Browning and had several children by her before her death. I think one of them was named Isabell, my grandfather's sister. James Razor was the son of Joseph and Eliza Ann Rasor according to 1850 Owen Co. KY census. I have the older info, not the marriage date nor children of Grand or any previous marriages or where or when he died.