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The Church of God on Sain's Creek collection

 Collection — Folder: S2070
Identifier: S2070

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the document, "The Position of the Church of God on Sain's Creek Defined," created and signed by founding members of the Franklin County, Indiana church on May 30, 1860. The collection also includes a brief genealogical record, dictated by Sarah Melissa (Linville) Berry in her 91st year (circa 1939), of the Adams and Linville family members who signed the church document.


  • 1860-circa 1939


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Franklin County, Indiana was established in 1811. The Sanes Creek runs through Posey Township in the northwestern part of the county. The Church of God on Sain's Creek was established at a meeting held May 30, 1860 and several family members of the Adams and Linville families were founding members of the church. The location of the church is not known, but the church building was erected on land donated by John Linville, an early settler who entered land in Posey Township in 1836. It is also unknown when the church closed, but former member Sarah Melissa (Linville) Berry (1848-1942) found that the church building was being used to store machinery and farm implements when she visited in 1899.


Information found within collection.

Reifel, August J. History of Franklin County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen, 1915.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Wilbert R. Berry on 1957/03/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/11/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/11/16 by Laura Eliason.
The Church of God on Sain's Creek collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.