Thursday, April 10, 2014

APRIL 10, 2014

Easter Sunday 1814 occurred on April 10. The early settlers of Washington County, Indiana were of diverse religious affiliation including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Covenanters, Friends, Lutherans, and Brethern (Dunkards). However, the only known church building existing then was for an independent congregation located on the Middle Fork of Blue River known as the New Lights/Free Will Baptists. This location of this church was next to the Old Blue River Cemetery at the end of Katy Lane. It was located on the southwest corner of the Amos Wright homestead with his son John Wright as the preacher. At that time, other denominations met in the homes of members or were attended to by circuit riders such as William Cravens who was one of my 4th great grandfathers.

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