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History of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church

By Freda Kruse Leonhard. Oct 1963

In the Lincoln Decatur Presbytery, 1827 - 1963
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Shiloh Church

The following are the charter members of the reorganized church:

Rev. Benjamin Cauby
Abner Tining
Richard Mathews
Joseph Cauby
Kasanah Cauby
Sarah Street
Mary Townsend Beasley
Nancy Morgan
David McCord
Susan Beasley
Amy J, McCord
Elizabeth McCord
Susan B. McCord
Sarah J, Thompson
Henry Schaeffer
Eliza Jane McCord
Elizabeth D. Thompson
James B. Thompson
Sara Fraesell
Sarah Lawrence
Margaret Schaeffer
William Lowrance
Richard D. Thompson
John B. Thompson
Samuel B. Thompson
Amanda Mathews
Matilda S. Thompson
Matilda Jane Thompson
Catherine C. Pratt


Freda Kruse Leonhard
October 13, 1963


Transfers from original land grant on down to Cauby who donated 1st. church. Following deed is to the 2nd church. (There is no deed to 1st. church since it was a donation.)

USA to Wm. Lamme N.E. 1/4 6-17-10 Nov. 4, 1826
Lamme to Boyer E 1/2 N.E. -do- Apr. 29, 1831 - 1 TR. 148
Boyer to Cauby E 1/2 N.E. -do- June 3, 1833 - 2 Tr. 54

Cauby died June 2, 1841

Cauby heirs -to- church trustees Aug. 20, 1857
13 rd X 13 rd in S.W. corner of E 1/2 N.E. sec. 6

Deed follows:

JOHN BRADLEY THOMPSON and 
ROSANNAH THOMPSON, his wife,
WILLIAM D. DODDS and ELIZABETH ANGELINE DODDS, his wife, MARY A. CAUBY, ELIZA ANN CAUBY, JAMES M. CAUBY and ALBERT BURNS CAUBY

to

TRUSTEES OF THE MOUNT PLEASANT CHURCH OF THE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

DEED dated August 20, 1857 and recorded February 10, 1858 in Vol. "J" of deeds at page 322.
CONVEYS: commencing at the Southwest corner of the EAST HALF of the NORTH EAST quarter of Section SIX (6) Township SEVENTEEN (17) North, Range TEN (10) West of the Third Principal Meridian in Cass County, Illinois  Running thence North 13 rods, to a stake, running thence East 13 rods, to a stake, running thence South 13 rods, to a stake, thence running West 13 rods to the place of beginning, to have and to hold the above described premises unto the said Trustees of Mount Pleasant Church of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and their successors in office for the Church purposes alone forever.
CONSIDERATION: "Donation for church purposes."
DULY ACKNOWLEDGED: September 25, 1857 before John Haskell, a Justice of the Peace of Cass County, Illinois. (The grantors Mary A, Cauby Eliza Ann Cauby, James M. Cauby and ALbert burns Cauby sign said deed a Cauby)


Copy of deed to present church site.

HENRY J. CAMPBELL and MARGARET CAMPBELL, his wife

to

TRUSTEES OF THE SHILOH CHURCH OF THE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

DEED Filed at 4:00 P.M. February 23, 1899 in Volume 50 of Deeds at page 191.
"This deed is made and accepted upon these express conditions. Said trustees shall hold said premises for the sole use and benefit of said congregation for religious worship. So long as such church, society of congregation shall be and remain in its faith, doctrines, teachings, discipline and practices in harmony with the Cumberland Presbyterian church of the United States of America, and no longer and whenever said described premises shall cease to fail to be used and occupied by a church building in which religious worship shall be held as aforesaid for the space of two years, or whenever such church, society, or congregation shall fail in its faith, doctrines and practices to be in harmony with the faith, doctrines, teachings, discipline and practices of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of the United States of America, then in either case, said premises shall revert to and become the property of said Henry J. Campbell his heirs, executors and administrators, anything in this deed to the contrary not withstanding.


List of Ministers, 1872-1963
Amos Cox 1872-1875
J.E. Roach 1877-1882
J.S. Stevenson 1883 -
J.W. Elder 1886 -
J.C. Momyre 1887-1889
W.C. Bell 1890-1892
J.M. Shelton 1893-1895
J.C. Momyre (second call) 1895-1899
Thomas Potter 1899
J.E. Ennis 1900
J.W. Hart 1901
D.W. Cheek 1902
A. Morrison 1903
R.D. Miller 1903
S.B. Zarcor Oct 1, 1904 to Mar. 1, 1905 1/2 time
H.C. Yates May 1, 1905 to Mar. 1, 1906 1/2 time
J.M. Shelton (second call) 1907-1908
H.C. Sharp 1909-1912 1/2 time
J.J. Cobb 1913
E.M. Johnson (a supply) 1914
W.Y. Durett 1915
A.C. DeForest 1916-1927
R.S. Lamb 1928 1/2 time
V.M. Hill 1929-1936 1/2 time
G.A. Hester 1936-1938
L.E. Mathews Feb 25, 1940 - Jan 1941
Wm. M. Jones Feb 9, 1941 - 1945
Clarence Baeger Mar. 1946 - Oct 1947
H.W. Dougherty Dec 1948 - Mar 1950
A.J. Terry Aug. 1951 - Jan 1954
W.O. Talley Apr. 1954 - Sept 1957
Morris Springer Jan. 1958 - Nov 1960
James Miller September 1961

 


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