Calhoun County Michigan

Calhoun County, Michigan 
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Seven Adventist Church
Convis MI -- Seven Adventist Church about 1877

There being several persons adhering to the faith professed by the Seventh- Day Adventist, in Convis township, they organized themselves into a church society, under the title of the "Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Convis," on the 30th of January, 1861. The original members were—Thomas Lane and wife, William Smith and wife, Abraham Fitzgerald and wife, John Sisley and wife, Solomon Hellers and wife, Charles Brackett and his mother Mrs. Mary Brackett. Mrs. Sarah Lane, Annie Dewitt, Hannah Way, Clara J. Birch, Mary Scott, Polly Birch, and Olive A. Robinson. The first board of trustees consisted of Thomas Lane, William Smith, Solomon Sellers, Albert Brackett, and John Sellers. The present incumbents are Solomon Sellers, Thomas Lane, and Charles Brackett, the two former of whom have held the office continuously since the organization of the church.

The first preachers were Elders Frisbie and Cornell, who have been succeeded by the following: Elders John Loughborough, White, Uriah Smith, John Byington, I. D. Van Horn, John Andrews, E. B. Lane, and A. O. Bunall. On the 22d of February, 1869, a committee composed of Thomas Lane, Solomon Sellers, aud Ezra Brackett was appointed to perfect preparations for a church edifice, which was erected in the fall of the same year, and on the 25th day of December following the house was appropriately dedicated to the worship of God. The dedicatory exercises were conducted by Elder John Andrews. The building is of wood, on a stone foundation, and cost about waive hundred dollars, It is located on section 26, on the gravel road, six and one-half mile north of Marshall. They hold regular prayer-meetings every Sabbath. The present membership is seventeen, and the church is in a generally flourishing and prosperous condition.
History of Calhoun county, Michigan ... Henry B. Pierce, H. B., L.H. Everts & Co. 1877

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