Church and Family History Research Assistance
for Newaygo County, Michigan


Ashland Church was organized on April 2, 1870, at the home of S. D. Barnum, in Ashland township, Newaygo County, Michigan. A preliminary meeting had been held on March 6, 1870, to call for a council from Fairfield Church, in Lenawee Co., to assist them in constituting a church, at the home of Elder Thomas Wyman, in Ashland township. The council which met included Elders Jacob Gander and A. B. Brees, and brethren E. S. Carpenter and David Gander.

The charter members were Basset Carpenter, James Johnston, Thomas Wyman, Mary Johnston, and Celinda Wyman. The church was named the Ashland Regular Predestinarian Baptist Church. Immediately following the organization of the church, an invitation was given for new members and four joined by experience.


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