The Campbell family was also very much into supporting the Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church. Jim Campbell owned a farm in the valley, he was the son of Andy Campbell of Beaver Creek, Jim's wife was Belle and they had three sons: Mike Campbell died unmarried, Bryless (Brilles) was unmarried and Odell Campbell was a school teacher and farmer in Oil Valley. Brilles and Odell owned the Campbell land next to the Oil Valley Baptist Church (This had to be around 1912 to 1914) The church was founded in 1912 in Oil Valley by members of my family and other families in the valley, it became the Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church in Jan 1914.
Bell [Belle] Campbell et al made a deed to the Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church for a parcel of land dated 12 Oct 1954 for a building site for a new church the deed stipulated that a church had to be erected within 2 years. The new church construction began in 1954 and services were held there in 1957 (the Old Coffey Family Cemetery of Lewis Russell Coffey sits just north of the present day church parking lot)
James B. Campbell et al deded the church 1.86 acres for $1.00 on 23 Nov 1969.
A deed of 2.59 acres was made by Raymond Campbell to the church on 6 June 2001.
This Church is located on Highway 92 east of Monticello 2 1/2 miles at Oil Valley.
Lewis Russell Coffey owned much of this land in the 1840's and 1850's (Lewis was the grandfather of Shelby Moore Cullom, two time Gov. of Illinois and US Senator for over 30 years) Lewis' brother Reuben (my 5th great grandfather)
lived over Coffey Mountain to the west and had land bordering on Beaver Creek .
A Typhoid Fever Epidemic hit the Valley in the 1850's and many of the people in Elk Spring Valley died of Typhoid Fever between 1853 and 1856.
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