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Re: "Kingston House" - Kingston Presbyterian Church?
Posted by: Sharon Pearce (ID *****3544) Date: November 23, 2010 at 20:09:11
In Reply to: "Kingston House" - Kingston Presbyterian Church? by Pat Armstrong of 704

Hello,

I have recently been assisting a researcher tracing families from this area through wagon trains west, often with a Methodist or Presbyterian overlay.

Alexander Campbell was a reform Presbyterian minister in KY in the revival mode of the early 19th century. His followers were called "Campbellites," and "New Lights." Among other things, they were directed to give up slaveholding. Decatur Co. was home to the underground railroad during early settlement. If you search Decatur Co., IN and Underground RR you should bring up anecdotes as to this and I think Kingston was the setting for a Lawrence Darnell or Dorrell who participated in this work.

The New Lights became the Disciples in Christ.


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