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Mt. Gilead Church records

 Collection — Folder: S2079
Identifier: S2079

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of membership records of Mt. Gilead Church of Morgan County, Indiana created by Phyllis Walker of Martinsville from the original record book that was in the possession of Herbert Fields of Mooresville. The collection includes Mrs. Walker’s typewritten list of members who joined the church from 1835 to 1924 and photocopies of entries from the record book that range from 1835 to 1919. In January 1970, Mary E. Sheetz added a typewritten notation and loaned her copy to the Indiana State Library for the purpose of having it photocopied and added to the Library’s collection.


  • 1835-1970


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

Mt. Gilead Church began in a school house near Sinking Creek in Madison Township, Morgan County, Indiana on March 22, 1835 with a small group of eighteen believers. On April 5, Enoch Summers and Andrew McNab were appointed elders. The church met in a log cabin owned by Thomas McNabb before a frame structure was built in 1839. A new church was built in 1859 and served the congregation for 62 years before being replaced by a new building in 1920. Other, larger facilities were built in 1978 and 2000 to accomodate the growing membership of the church.


Information found within collection.

"1835 Marked the Gathering Which Started Mt. Gilead Church." The Reporter-Times (Martinsville, Ind.), November 3, 1966.

Mt. Gilead Church. "About: History." Accessed December 2, 2020.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer OR donation from Mrs. Mary E. Sheetz on 1970/01/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/12/04 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/12/04 by Laura Eliason.
Mt. Gilead Church records
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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