Church and Family History Research Assistance for Jackson County, Michigan



Columbia Church was located on the Lenawee - Jackson county line (the meeting house may have actually been in Jackson county). See Lenawee County for a brief sketch of this church.


Raisin River Church was organized at Norvell, Michigan, on April 17, 1915, with Elder Andrew Pittman as the first pastor and moderator. In August 1915 the church united with the Mt. Salem Association of northern Indiana, the messengers being Earl Silveus, Clyde Miller, and Frank Pittman, who reported 14 members. The minutes of Mt. Salem Association show that the session of 1911 was held with the "Norvell brethren in Jackson County, Michigan," which shows that these brethren had been meeting for a few years before they were organized as a church.

After the death of Elder Andrew Pittman, in 1937, Elder C. V. Compton became the pastor. In the early 1950's Elder A. D. Pitney filled a regular appointment at the church. In about 1954, Elder Nolan Pitney was chosen pastor. He was followed by Elder Elmer Leiter, in 1959, who served until about 1975 or 1976, when Elder Nolan Pitney was again chosen. Elder James Garrett filled a regular appointment in about 1989. Elder Mark Pitney was chosen co-pastor in 1995, and is the present pastor. Raisin River Church meeting house is located near Brooklyn, Michigan.


Compton, Cudworth, Curtis, Frank, Hurford, Isham, Koch, Mellott, Miller, Perry, Pittman, Powers, Silveus, Spees (incomplete due to lack of records).

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