I may have some information that could give you a hint or two.
The Methodists came to the Louisiana Territory contemporaneously with the
Baptists. In 1804 a Methodist minister, whose name is forgotten, came to St.
Landry. He formed a society at Plaquemine, the first Protestant church in
this part of the State, and in fact, west of the "Great Father of Waters." It
is not known where this pioneer of Methodism came from, but from the Natchez
Country, doubtless, where there was a Methodist station as early as 1799, the
ministers of which were sent there from the South Carolina Conference. Other
Protestant churches have followed in the wake of the Methodists and Baptists,
until St. Landry can boast of Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and
Episcopalian churches, dotting her territory in almost every direction.
This was found on page 45, of a book written by William Henry Perrin, pub 1891 called Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Chapter 2, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
Lynn Prudhomme Young
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