Hamilton County, Illinois
Genealogy and History




Little Springs Church
Organized January 26, 1828

Donated by Kyle Shultz

Little Springs Church
Little Springs Church


Little Spring Church was organized pursuant to a meeting called on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in January, 1828. The charter members, dismissed for that purpose from Rector's Fork Church, were as follows, viz., Jacob Braden, Nancy Braden, John Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Robert Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, William Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Fanny Odle, William Veach, Jenny Veach, Delilah Heard, Enoch Johnson, Mary Johnson, and Elizabeth Waller. Elders Charles Lee, William Gholson, and Robert Moore formed a presbytery which pronounced them a gospel church.

It is thought that two or more buildings were used at the present location before the present comfortable and attractive meeting house was completed in 1909. An 1860 deed shows James W. Flanigan, F. P. Upchurch, and S. R. Foster as the trustees. An 1876 deed for property at the same location shows George W. Johnson, William W. Johnson, and James E. Trout as trustees.

Little Springs Cemetery
Little Springs Cemetery

Several ministers have been ordained by this church, to wit, Elders S. R. Foster, B. Ezell, Osby Weatherford, Harrison Knight (May 1922), Oscar C. Smith (April 1950), and Willie Huffine (October 1989). Pastors have included Elders S. R. Foster, H. J. Gwaltney, Parret Hunt, J. E. Mossbarger, Robert Upchurch, Harrison Knight, Oscar C. Smith, and Willie Huffine.

SURNAMES OF MEMBERS:

Acord, Adherman, Atteberry, Barker, Barlow, Bealmer, Berry, Blades, Braden, Bridwell, Brown, Broyles, Cantrell, Carroll, Cluck, Coffey, Cook, Cooper, Cox, Crabtree, Craddock, Culpepper, Curtis, Daniel, Darnell, Davis, Deen, Denton, Drake, Dustin, Dye, Easley, Eblin, Essary, Eubanks, Ezell, Flannigan, Flint, Foster, Frank, Friend, Gant, Garvin, Gray, Green, Hall, Hanks, Harrellson, Hart, Hayes, Heard, Henson, Hill, Hinds, Hines, Hose, Huffine, Hungate, Hunt, Irby, Johnson, Jones, Kirkpatrick, Knight, Lane, Laswell, Lee, Lewis, Link, Madox, Massey, McCall, McGhee, McGill, Mezo, Milligan, Mitchell, Moon, Moore, Odle, Oliver, Page, Poyner, Ray, Reeves, Rietts, Ritchason, Russell, Sampley, Shaptean, Shuster, Smith, Sullens, Summers, Suttle, Tampley, Tate, Trout, Upchurch, Veach, Vickers, Waller, Ward, Warren, Weatherford, Wheat, Williams, Younger






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