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Migration to Rush Co., IN 1824
Posted by: Sharon Pearce (ID *****3544) Date: July 29, 2011 at 23:55:38
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I found an interesting posting from March re the above subject on a Fleming Co., KY website tonight, which I thought was on an INGEN web project site, then my computer crashed and now I can't find it. It listed dozens of surnames of Fleming Co. folk who migrated to Walker Twp. Rush Co., IN about 1824 and the poster was asking why.

First, please review the Goddard Cemetery listing at Rush Co., IN for similar names as those listed in that Fleming Co., KY query.

I recently went through all but the largest cem. listing for Rush Co., IN on FindAGrave. On one of them I discovered an interesting bio for a minister in Rush Co., who had come from KY in the mid 1820s. He included the Licking Locust District in his circuit in KY. Evidently quite the orator. Once in Rush Co., IN, he stayed there but preached a wide swath. Evidently highly effective at church building. He was able to spin off from the Campbellites and I think his church was simply a Christian Church. It seems like it was in western Rush Co.

I passed the info on to several researchers but cannot find my copy now that gave his name.

I would suggest that people trying to find out why their ancestors moved to Rush Co., IN about 1824 seek help from a Rush Co., IN or Fleming Co., KY librarian who can look up church preachers. He started a bit later than Barton W. Stone, but evidently was quite effective and regarded.

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