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Henrietta G. Rogers, "The Early Churches of Jefferson County, Indiana" essay

 Collection — Folder: S2146
Identifier: S2146

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of "The Early Churches of Jefferson County, Indiana," an essay prepared by Henrietta G. Rogers for the Current Events Club of Madison (circa 1920s). Her thirty-two page paper is divided into ten sections under the following headings: "The Early Churches of Jefferson County, Indiana," "The Early Methodist Church of Jefferson County," "The United Presbyterian Church of Jefferson County," "The Presbyterian Church of Jefferson County," "Presbyterianism in Hanover," "The Evangelical Lutheran and Reformed Church of the City of Madison," "The Jewish Congregation, Adath Israel," "The Protestant Episcopal Church of Jefferson County," "The Catholic Church of Jefferson County," and "The Church of the Disciples."


  • circa 1920s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is arranged by subject.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.

Biographical Note

Henrietta Griggs was born September 24, 1854 in Millbury, Massachusetts to Rev. Leverett and Charlotte Ann (Sterns) Griggs. In her infancy, her family moved to Bristol, Connecticut and she later attended high school in New Britain and the Oak Hill seminary at West Haven. She met William H. Rogers during a visit with her brother in Madison, Indiana and they were married on May 20, 1873. They were the parents of three children and they owned and operated the Rogers Drug Store in Madison. She was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church and was an active member of a number of clubs and societies, including the Current Events Club, the Drusilla Home Society, Jefferson County Historical Society and the John Paul Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died at the age of 76 on July 5, 1931.

Sources: "Henrietta Hamlin Griggs Rogers." Find a Grave Memorial no. 80373667. Accessed January 29, 2021.

"Mrs. Henrietta Rogers Dead." Madison Courier (Ind.), July 6, 1931.


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. N.J. Howe on 1928/09/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/01/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/01/29 by Laura Eliason.
Henrietta G. Rogers, "The Early Churches of Jefferson County, Indiana" essay
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