A Listing of Deeds and Records
for Primitive Baptist Churches in Illinois

		
							
Adams County               Organized  Deed Found?  Records?

We have a complete file of minutes of the Salem Association from 1835-1992. The Illinois Association (first session) was held in 2014.

(IRAD has deed indexes and deeds for Adams County)

New Salem (later Brown County)  1826   No        Part   Letter given to Asa Tungate from church in Kentucky to join Salem Church, Adams County, in 1826   

**Mill Creek, Burton         1832  Yes(1)No(2)      No  1834 & 1879 - NE Part of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 18, T25 R7W 4PM; deed of disposition 

New Bethel, Payson/Fall Creek  1832      No           No      

**New Providence (Old Stone 
  Church), Ursa              1833 No(1)No(2)Yes(3)Yes(4)  Yes  1839 - Part of NE 1/4 of Sec 7, T1N R8N 4PM, and later deeds

Bear Creek, LaPrairie        1835      No           No          

Pigeon Creek, Payson         1835      No           No

**Little Flock, Coatsburg      1838  No(1)No(1)Yes(2)Yes(2) Yes  October 1872 - Lots 5 and 6, Blk 2, Lots 7 and 8 Blk 2, Coatsburg, purchased for $270.00 from J. W. Bonney and wife Eveline; Lots 7 and 8 in Block 2 were sold   to Charles M. Gibbs for $135.00 in April 1874; in December 1921 Frank B. Pollock, Charles A. Jones, and Joe Rice were appointed trustees, and they sold the property to Wesley Albert Shanholtzer for $600.00. 



Alexander County        Organized    Deed Found? Records?

(IRAD has deed indexes and deeds for Alexander County)

Shiloh, Trinity                        No          No

(See Pulaski County)



Bond County             Organized    Deed Found? Records?

(Our file of annual printed minutes of the Kaskaskia Association is almost complete except a few of the earliest years)

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Bond County)(will need to hire a researcher to find remainder of Bond county deeds)

Shoal Creek                1810        No          No         

Shady Grove                1830        No          Yes          

**Mt. Nebo, Greenville       1833        Yes         Clerk  1843 - 1 1/2 A. SW Corner of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 35, T6N R4W 3PM; 1860 - 1/3 A. SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 35, T6N R4W 3PM; 1880 - Part of S 1/2 of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 Sec 3, T5N R4W 3PM. Parcel #08-09-03-405-001      

**Bethlehem                  1835        No          Yes  Uncertain of location. Originally we thought it was 3 miles south of Mulberry Grove - in Pleasant Mound township, T5N R2W Sec 12 center of North 1/2. We now learn that there is a Bethlehem Cemetery in Sec. 7, SE 1/4, T6NR1W Bear Grove township, Fayette County. (Trustees appointed for the meeting house in Oct 1841 - John Crouch, Elisha Matthews, and Benjamin Hart, according to the church records.) 

New Hope                   1840        No          No

Concord                    1845        No          No

Shiloh                     1894        Yes/Yes     No  1891 - Elisha Elam and Sarah Elam his wife, to Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and Gillham Hedges of the "Ancient Free and Accepted Masons", one acre in a triangular shape, part of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec 9, T6N R2W 3PM, beginning at the southeast corner of the one acre tract belonging to School District No. 4. The church to have the lower room and the Masons the upper room. Also found an agreement, recorded in 1906, giving permission to the Masons to build a stairway on the inside of the building to replace the outside stairway.   

(Also have deeds for Smith's Grove United Baptist - 1871 - Part of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 29, T5N R3W 3PM; and Shoal Creek Baptist Negro - 1/4 A. NW Corner of W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 3 T5N R4W 3PM). Deeds for the other churches will require hiring a researcher.  



Boone County - none found    



Brown County            Organized    Deed Found? Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Brown County)

(The records of Mount Gilead Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

Mt. Pleasant, Camden       1829    Yes(1)No(2)     No  1855 - 1A. NE corner of NW 1/4 Sec 29, T1N R3W 4PM; deed of disposition not found - may have been taken over by adjoining landowner without deed        

Camp Creek, Versailles     1832    Yes(1)No(1)No(2)No(2) Yes  William Perry, William Bridges, Richard Bridges, James Bullard, and George Summy appointed to select first site: 1837 - SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 8, T2S R2W, Versailles township;  Second site - 1875 - about 2 miles NW of Versailles, SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Sec 12, T2S, R3W, Elkhorn township; deed of disposition    

New Salem, Timewell        1832   Yes(1)Yes(2)     Part 1844 - 31 Rods, 5' N of SE Corner of NW 1/4, Sec 7, T1S R4W 4PM; sale in 1902

Mt. Gilead, Hersman        1842 Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4) Yes 1852 - SW Corner of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 25, T1S R3W 4PM; sale in 2000



Bureau County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index but not deeds for Bureau County)

Princeton                  1836        No          No           

Bureau, Tiskilwa           1844        No          No           

Zion Hill                  1850        No          No          



Calhoun County - none found



Carroll County - none found



Cass County             Organized    Deed Found? Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Cass County)

**Clear Creek, Monroe      1827    Yes(1)No(2)     No  1849 - Part of E side of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 11, T17N R11W 3PM; deed of disposition 

**Little Flock, Virginia     1831 Yes(1)Yes(1)Yes(2)No(2) Yes/Film 1840 - One Acre deeded by John Lucas to Little Flock Church, in Sec 7, T18N R8W. Parcel #07-003-004-00; addition to the cemetery - 1896 - Part of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 7, T18N, R8W 3PM, deeded to trustees of the Little Shepherd Cemetery by Charles Lucas and wife. Second location - 1888 - Sarah Thomas and Pleasant Thomas deeded 1A. in the  SW Corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 6, T18N R8W 3PM to Little Flock Church (this site is in Newsmansville township). Parcel #07-002-004-00; it is across the road from the Pontiac Cemetery, which is in Panther Creek township, beginning one rod south of the NE corner of Sec 12, T18N R9W 3PM); disposition - reverted by deed to the adjoining farm or heirs of grantor.   



Champaign County        Organized    Deed Found? Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Champaign County)

Salt Fork, Homer           1832        No          No

**Blue Ridge, Fisher       1859        No          No  

New Liberty, Champaign     1941     Yes/Yes        Clerk  1940 - Lot 15, Miller & Toll's Subdivision, SW 1/4 of Sec 11, T19N R8E 3PM. Deed of sale - April 3, 2014.     



Christian County        Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds beginning with 1839)(IRAD has not been able to find any of the deeds we have requested for this county)

Horeb (on Clear Creek)     1829        No           No         

**South Fork, Sharpsburg   1831        No           Part   (Found a deed for a South Fork Baptist Church, but probably not ours in Book 32, page 272.)(Church was on Martin Hanon's farm, at site of Ralston cemetery, but no deed has been found for either).

Liberty on Mosquito Creek, Mt. 
  Auburn/Stonington        1837    Yes(1)Yes(2)      No    1906 - Buckhart township - T14N R2W 3PM, purchased from trustees of New Stonington Baptist Church, for $1,200.00.  2000 - NE Corner of the NW 1/4 of Sec 1, T14N R2W 3PM, south 10 rods, west 16 rods, north 10 rods, east 16 rods, containing one acre, to The Younker Trust. Building was donated and moved to Paublo Agricultural Museum grounds. Museum has become inactive, and the State of Illinois now has possession of it.  Also obtained deed from individuals to Good Hope Baptist Church, and from Good Hope Church to New Stonington Church, also occurring in 1906.  

Center, Beck's Point  (see
    Shelby County)         1856        No           No

Mt. Zion, Taylorville      1856        No           No         

Mt. Gilead 
   (see Effingham County)  1854        Yes          No

Clear Creek                1886        No           No



Clark County            Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Clark County)

Mill Creek (later called
  Big Creek)               1820        No           No       Found deed of sale from Elder Daniel Parker of a tract of land at or near the site of what had been called "Parker's Mill," on Mill Creek. Undoubtedly close to the site of this church, which may have met in the log homes of its members.   

**Concord, Kansas          1831     Yes/Yes/Yes    Part/Clerk/Film  1832 - John Barbee and wife to the church for the meeting house lot; 1855 - land donated by John Barbee and wife. Beginning at the northwest corner of the meeting house lot thence west five poles, thence south thirty-seven and one-third poles, thence east fifteen poles, thence north five and one-third poles to SE Corner of the meeting house lot, so as to include an acre and a half, in the NE corner of the East half of the NE 1/4 of Sec 27, t12N R14W.  Also located a deed to the church for a cemetery addition. 

Good Hope, Westfield Twp.  1832        Yes          Yes    1836 - George Parker and Elizabeth his wife to William Parker, William Lee, and Joel Connely, trustees of Good Hope Church, part of the SW 1/4 of Sec 31 in T12N R14W, beginning at the NW corner of said lot, at a stake, running west 12 and one half poles, thence south thirteen poles, thence east twelve and one half poles, thence north thirteen poles to the beginning. Also found an 1855 deed from John Doughty and Jane his wife to the cemetery and church trustees of the Cumberland Regular Baptist Church in the town of Cumberland.     

Bethel, Oliver             1880        No           No



Clay County             Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Clay County)

Fox Prairie                1827        No          Yes

**Salem, Xenia             1828    Yes/Yes/Yes     Part/Clerk/Film  1871 - SW Corner of NW 1/4 of Sec 4, T2N R5E 3PM; 1884 - an addition to the same; also several deeds pertaining to the Onstott Cemetery. Deed of disposition of the property on October 29, 2013. 

**Crooked Creek, Iola       1828   Yes(1)Yes(2)    Yes/Part  1839 - SE Part of W 1/2 of W 1/2 of NE 1/4, Sec 10, T4N R5E 3PM; 1852 - 18 R N of SE Corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, Sec 3, T4N R5E 3PM; overlap of deed for Old Settlers Association needs to be corrected, or acknowledged to them.

Maysville, Clay City       1829        No          No



Clinton County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Clinton County)

Bethel (Later called
  Sugar Creek)             1818        No           No

Concord                    1821        No           No



Coles County            Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Coles County)

(The manuscript records of Okaw Association have been copied or transcribed but they are incomplete, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(Coles County Clerk & Recorder will not do deed searches)

Embarrass, Charleston      1827    Yes(1)No(1)      No  1838 -  Nathaniel Parker and Elizabeth his wife, to Charles S. Morton, Stephen Miller, and Joseph Fowler, trustees of the Regular Baptist Church called Embarrass (including a list of their articles of faith), dated Feb. 26, 1838, for the following tract, adjoining the town of Charleston, viz., beginning at the north west corner of the Hanks lot in Nathaniel Parker addition to Charleston, running westwardly in a direct line with the south side of Lafayette Street one hundred feet, thence southwardly parallel with the western boundary of Hanks lot one hundred and nine feet, six inches, thence eastwardly one hundred feet to said Hanks southwest corner, thence northwardly with the line one hundred and nine feet to the beginning        

**Little Bethel, rural Mattoon 1829   Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)    Yes (digital/xerox) S. Line of Sec 23, Lafayette township. Building sold in June 1927 for $200 to Albert McGrannaham, to tear down for lumber. Sold land to Elza Bailey in Feb 1931 for $50 minus $10 for surveying and 50 cents for deed. Deed shows John W. Riley and Mary E. Martin as trustees of the church in 1931. December 25, 1835. Thomas Threlkeld and wife Martha, to William Jeffries, Lewis W. True, trustees of Little Bethel Church. Articles of faith; March 22, 1861. Thomas Threlkeld and wife Martha to John Martin, R. A. Miller, and Levi Doty, trustees of Little Bethel Church, for fifty dollars, Commencing thirty poles east of D. MIchaels southeast corner, in a section line dividing section twenty-three and twenty-six, running thence North 7 degres W 18 poles, thence east 7 degrees, north 18 poles to three white oaks. containing two acres and four poles, in Township 12N Range 8. 

**Little Bethel, Mattoon   1856    No/No(1) Yes/No(2)    No   Built a church in Mattoon, later sold to United Brethren, and built in the Lafayette township (different site as other faction) - October 11, 1889. Lewis Monroe and Lydia Monroe, to the trustees of the Little Bethel Baptist Church. One half acre in a square in northeast corner of that, in the west half of east half of section twenty-one, Township twelve, Range 8, lying south of the Charleston and Mattoon road, to have and to hold so long as used for church purposes.

**Old Concord (Curry Cemetery)  1830     No           No     This faction of Old Concord Church was a member of the Okaw Association.

Pleasant Grove, Gays       1830        No           No          

Big Spring, Campbell       1840        No           No     (At or near the site of Gordon Cemetery) 

Salem                      1840        Yes           No     April 20, 1865. James Wiley to _____ Roberts, Tilden Rowels and John Lanman, trustees of Salem Regular Baptist Church. Commencing nine rods west of the southeast corner of Sec. 19, nine rods north, nine rods west, nine rods south, nine rods east, to place of beginning, T13 R10E.

**Zoar, Mattoon            1860        Yes           No     June 2, 1865. George W. Dalby and wife Polly Ann, to George W. Dalby, Peter Miller, and William Miller, trustees of Zoar Church, in North Okaw township, one and one half acres off of the southeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Sec. 17, Township 13N R7E 3rd p.m.  



Cook County             Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

Bethel, Chicago            1928        None         No

Chicago, Chicago           1942        None         Yes  



Crawford County         Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(Manuscript records of the Wabash District Association have not been found, but our file of annual printed minutes is nearly complete except for the earliest years)

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Crawford County)

Lamotte, Palestine         1811        Transcript   No  1828 - NW Corner of Sec 27, T6N R11W (not the original site - may be the missionary faction)

Grand Prairie, Bellair     1819        No           Yes  July 1822 ordered Jesse Page to receive a deed for the land that the meeting house stands on in his own name or his successors, in behalf of the church. This property was later lost. In Feb 1830 Daniel Smith guaranteed a title to land for the church, near where Daniel Eaton then lived. Probably in Robinson township, T7N R12W, in Sec 18, 19, or 20, as that is where prominent members lived.     

Mt. Zion, Palestine        1830        No           No

Pilgrim (moved to Texas)   1833        None         Part

Canaan, Flat Rock          1841     Transcript      Yes   BEG AT THE SE COR NE NE SEC 24, T5 R11 THENCE W 11 RDS N 15 RDS E 11 RDS + S 15 RDS TO POB, (Montgomery township); built in 1885 on land donated by Isaac T. G. Parker and wife Hannah. Deed made to the Baptist and Christian churches, according to one transcript we have.   

Oblong, Oblong             1869     Yes(1)Yes(2)    Part   On corner of Grant and East Main Street in Oblong (where Pulliam Funeral Home now stands. David W. Odell to the trustees of Oblong Church, Lot 39, original town of Oblong. Disposition in 1951 by tax deed.



Cumberland County       Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(The records of Big Spring Association have not been found and our file of annual printed minutes is incomplete)

(Deed records from 1843 to 1885 were destroyed in a courthouse fire. IRAD doesn't have deeds for Cumberland County.)

**Old Concord, Neoga       1830     No/No(1)Yes/No(2)   No   First deed - in Ash Grove township, Shelby county, not yet found; Second deed -  1884 - Neoga township, T11N R7E, NW corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 31 (just across the road from Ash Grove township of Shelby county);  George W. Cross and Sarah J. Cross his wife, of Ash Grove township, Shelby Co., to Roger Cross, Anderson Blystone, and James H. Cross, trustees, commencing 24 rods north of the southwest corner of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec. 31, containing one and 1/8th acre, on which to build a meeting house, dated January 10, 1884. (This Old Concord Church was a member of the Wabash District Association.)    

Big Spring, Janesville     1840        No(1)No(2)   No  Lots 1 & 2, Block B, in John Furry's Addition to the town of Janesville. John Furry and his wife Jane Furry, of Janesville, Coles Co., Ill., to A. Dowden, M. G. Ryan, and W. B. Dunn and their successors in office as trustees of Big Spring Church in the county of Cumberland, Lot No. 1 in Block B., for a site to build a church or meeting house thereon, to be held by said church for that purpose only and to be under the control thereof forever. Dated February 18, 1881. 

Salem                      1845?       No           No



DeKalb County - none found (Services being held periodically at Sycamore, Illinois, at present time 2016. Contact us for more information).



De Witt County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed but not index for DeWitt County)

**New Providence, Kenney   1853     Yes(1)No(2)     No  1874 - 92 Poles S of Sec line, of NW Corner of Sec 13, T19N R1E 3PM; deed of disposition



Douglas County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Douglas County)(Will need to hire a researcher to find deeds for this county)

Zion, Arcola               1838        No           No  At the corner of North Locust Street and Jefferson, (Block 9 or 10), original town of Arcola     

New Hope, Hindsboro        1886   Yes(1)Yes(2)    Part/Film  1885 Joseph and Sarah Clapp to Providence Church (the mother church); 1999 - we have the deed of disposition. At corner of Indiana Street and Eleventh Street (Eleventh street was formerly known as Sixth North Street). Legal description: 1 ACRE Sec. 6 T14 R10 BEG N60.92' NW COR E1/2 SW, THEN E292.38', S148.5', W292.38', N148.5 TO POB. Bowdre township, Sec. 6, SW 1/4.



DuPage County - none found



Edgar County            Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(We have an extensive file of printed minutes of the Wabash District Association.)

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Edgar County)(Will need to hire researcher to find deeds in this county)

Mt. Pleasant, Paris        1823        Yes          No   Original site - deed not found; 1873 - Robert Lamon and Lucy Lamon his wife, to trustees of the church, a tract in city of Paris: Lot No 12 in the Ten Brook & Others addition. Meeting house built in 1874 on this site, at 406 W. Washington Street, in Paris. 1877 - chancery court proceeding resulting from foreclosure on Mortgage, redeemed by William D. Darnall. 1881 - Sold to Otterbein United Brethren (now United Methodist) Church on May 23, 1881, with stipulation allowing use each third Sunday for ten years (deed not found for this). Trustee certificates of appointment also found.

Bethlehem, Grandview       1830        Yes(1)Yes(2) No 1840 - Jacob and Susan Kimmerly, to Daniel Moffett, Philip Chronic, and Alexander Kemper, trustees of Bethlehem church -  NW Corner of S 1/2 of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec 32, T13N R12W. 1898 - C. B. Soralls and Preston N. Soralls to trustees of Bethlehem Church, one half acre out of the north east corner of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 1, T12 R13, to be used for a church. Sold in 1931.    

Bloomfield, Bloomfield     1832        Yes          No  Original deed not found. 1873 - Bloomfield Baptist Church to trustees of the Bloomfield Regular Predestinarian Baptist Church. Part of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 18, T15N R11W, beginning at a stone in the corner of state road, etc., containing one half acre. Certificate of appointment of trustees, dated 1873.                     

Sugar Creek, Nevins        1838        No           No  Original site not found. 1878 - certificate of appointment of trustees. 1949 - sold building to Nevins Christian Church for $500; did not find a deed for sale of land. In  Elbridge township, (Adjacent to Lot 53, near corner of First Street and State Road, on 1910 plat of Nevins; now intersection of a blacktop and Terre Haute Road).              

Big Creek, Paris           1839        No           No         

North Arm, Paris           1840        Yes          No   1842 - Ambrose and Eunice Bandy to trustees of North Arm church, beginning at a stake thirty poles from the NW corner of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 20 in T13N R10W, beginning on the west line of said quarter section, etc., from the beginning place thence east five degrees, north seven and a half poles to a stake, thence south five degrees east, eight poles, thence west five degrees south seven and a half poles, thence north five degrees west eight poles to the beginning, together with the appurtenances. 1854 - Ambrose and Eunice Bandy to the trustees of North Arm church, all of that land known as the public burying ground near the Baptist meeting house, on the south end of the east half of the SE 1/4 of Sec 17, T13N R10W, beginning at a honey locust tree on the south line of said lot and not far from southwest corner, thirteen rods and twelve feet from said corner, east, thence west with line of said lot (it being a section line) fourteen poles to a stake, thence north parallel with east and west line of said lot, eight poles to a stake, thence west fourteen poles, parellel with south line to a stake, thence south parallel with east line eight poles to the beginning

Providence, Isabel       1840  Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes  Yes  August 2, 1841. Daniel Campbell and wife Anna, to Jackson Chaney, Thomas Moody, Aaron D. Darnall, trustees of Providence Church - one acre in Coles county, beginning on the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Sec. 29, in township 14N of Range 14W, thence east sixteen poles, two poles south, thence sixteen poles west, thence two poles north; August 7, 1854. Deeded back all of the above except one half acre in the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Sec. 29. Daniel B. Powers, Gabriel M. Reeds, and Joseph Clapp, trustees, to Daniel Campbell; April 11, 1857. Abraham Campbell, Jabel Bandy, and Daniel B. Powers, trustees of Providence Church, to Leander M. Hudson, sold for ten dollars the 1/2 acre reserved in the prior deed; 1855 (in Edgar county) - 1A. NW Corner of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4, Sec 34, T14N R14W, 3 1/2 miles SW of Isabel. 1967 - Providence Church to James and Ruth Rowe.

Mt. Pleasant, Oliver       1912        No           No



Edwards County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Edwards County)

**Bon-Pas, Grayville       1824        No           No         

Long Prairie, West Salem   1825     No(1)Yes(2)     Part/Clerk  First deed - not found yet; second site - 1876 - Jonathan Shelby and wife Dorothy, to trustees of the church

**Birk's Prairie, Albion   1826    No(1)Yes(2)      Part  1893 - 5 Rods N of Corner at SE Corner of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 4, T35 R10E; deed of disposition      



Effingham County        Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Effingham County)

Holmes Prairie             1838        No           No         

Providence                 ?           No           No         

Mt. Pleasant, 
  Effingham/Watson         1854        No/Yes       No  First deed  not found; 1872 - Block 17, Lots 146 and 147 in the town of Watson, John F. Barnard and Louisa C. Barnard his wife, to E. Prater, Wesley Spitler, and Maurice R. Bradley, trustees of the church (Watson township)      

Mt. Gilead, Altamont       1854        Yes          No   1855 - Andrew J. Gilbert and Elizabeth Gilbert his wife, to Nathaniel Ramsey, A. J. Gilbert and Isaac Daniel as trustees of Mt. Gilead Church, March 3, 1855, one acre in the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Sec. 25, T9N R4E 3PM (Moccasin township)   

Wabash, Mason/Edgewood     1877        Yes/Yes      No   1877 - Harris Winterringer and Mary Jane Winterringer his wife, to trustees of the Wabash Church, one and 83/100ths acres in the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of Sec. 8, T6N R5E (Mason township); sold in 1915 to Jackson Township Baptist church.  Harris Winterringer also deeded land for a cemetery in the same township and section.



Fayette County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Fayette County)(Will need to hire researcher to find deeds for this county)

Clear Spring               1829        No           No         

Four Mile Prairie, Brownstown  1830    Met in school    Yes

Shady Grove/Bethlehem    1830/1835     No           Yes  Met part of the time in Bond County. Bear Grove township, Sec 7 SE qtr.

Salem, Ramsey              1831        No           No   Ramsey township - T8N R1E Sec 11, built in 1866?    

Cold Spring, Hanson        1833        Yes          No   1886 - Ramsey township - T9N R1E SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 21. One acre commencing at the SW corner and running north 8 rods, then east 20 rods, thence south 8 rods, then west 20 rods, to the place of beginning of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Sec 21.      

Bear Creek, Vera           1833        No           No   Sharon township - T7N R1W NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 25  

Arm of Bear Creek, Bluff City          No           No   Arm hosted a faction of the Kaskaskia Association at Bluff City in 1881  

**Liberty, Bingham         1836   Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)  Part/Film  1879 - South Hurricane township - T8N R1W SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 21, 1 3/4 acres; 1893 and 1941 - two deeds relative to land or lots in the Liberty burying-ground; 2003 - Deed of disposition of church property to Liberty burying-ground   

Holmes Prairie (see Effingham County - also met in Fayette county)  

Union, Shafter             1842        No           No

North Fork, Patoka         1878        Yes          No    1880 - Erastus T. Walker and wife to trustees of North Fork Church, half an acre off the NE corner of the NE quarter of the NE quarter of Sec. 36, Township Four North, Range One West, 3 p.m., a tract 170' by 140'.

Sharon, Vera               1894        No           Yes   Meetings were held at the Union church house in Fayette county     

Vandalia, arm of Liberty 



Ford County             Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

Chloe                      1877        No           No



Franklin County         Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(Manuscript records of the Bethel Association are believed to have been lost in a fire, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(Courthouse fire in 1843 destroyed early deed records; IRAD does not have Franklin County deeds)

East Fork, West Frankfort  1817 or earlier (possibly as early as 1813)  No  No   It appears the Regular Baptist church may have met at the same, original site as the East Fork (Pleasant Grove) Missionary Baptist Church, from 1817 until about 1873, when a new meeting house was built, and then moved instead to an unknown site over the line into Williamson County. However, this is by no means certain. Due to the loss of county records by fire, it has been difficult to find deeds in this county.      

**Middle Fork, Ewing       1818 No(1)No(2)Yes(3)Yes(4)Yes(5) No(Cemetery Survey)  Part/Clerk/Film xx  - 1822 deed not found; 1828 deed not found; May 15, 1856 deed from Elias Webb and Nancy Jane Webb to the trustees of Middle Fork Church, being part of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Sec. 21, south 30 poles, east 10 rods and 17 links, north 30 poles, west 10 poles and 17 links.; August 19, 1868 from Solomon M. Webb and wife Louisa J. Webb, to trustees of the church, in Sec. 19 of Northern Township; November 25, 1878 deed from Elder E. T. Webb and wife nancy T. Webb to the trustees of Middle Fork Church of Regular Baptists, for a burying ground, NE corner of NE 1/4 of Sec. 20 (T5S R4E) South 20 rods, west 13 rods and 10 links, north 20 rods, east thirteen rods and 10 links; May 4, 1934, from trustees of the church, A. N. Webb, J. M. Webb, and Cyrus M. Webb, to J. S. Webb, at about the time the church merged with Salem Church. Notarized by W. B. Johnson.

**Salem, Benton            1827 No(1)No(2)No(3)Yes(4)Yes(5)Yes(6)Yes(7)Yes(8)Yes(9)Yes(10)  Yes/Part 1827 - original location near home of James R. Hall - deed not found; 1838 - Land Grant from United States to Aaron Neal; 1848 - built new church in Benton - deed not found; 1854 - built church on corner of Jeremiah Neal's land on Crawford's Prairie (deed not found); 1867 - Druzilla Fountain to trustees of Salem Church, Lot 4 in Henry C. Fountain addition in the town of Benton; 1888 - Jeremiah Neal and Sarah Neal gave land for (an addition to) the Neal Family burying ground, part of the SW NE Sec 3 T7S R3(2?)E; 1902 - Carroll Moore and Helen A. Moore his wife to trustees of Salem Church, Lot No. 1 in Block "B" of Moore & Hoblits Addition, to the village of Benton; 1906 - John W. Swofford and Eliza J. Swofford his wife to trustees of Salem Church, North half of Lot No. 2, Block "B" in Moore and Hoblits addition to city of Benton. 1914 - Andy S. Cleveland and Ada his wife to Trustees of Salem Church, Lot 5 in McKenzie's First Addition to City of Benton. 1953 - Trustees of Schools of Township 6S, R3E to Trustees of Salem Church. Also 1867 surveys of the part of Fountain Addition on which the Regular Baptist church was located.

Town Mount Prairie         1828        No           No         

Mt. Pleasant               1829        No           No  Orig. site appears to have been later sold by William Mooneyham. This church divided over the modern mission system. The Regular (then called United) Baptists who opposed the modern mission system continued for some years. See Coffey's History of the Regular Baptists of Southern Illinois.       



Fulton County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(The records of Spoon River Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(IRAD doesnt' have a deed index but has deeds from 1817-1860)(will need to go in person to find remainder of the deeds for this county)

Bethel, Canton             1824        No           No   Met in old original log Tatum school at least part of the time      

Copperas Creek, 
  Copperas Creek           1829/30     No           No         

**Salem, Bryant/Lewistown  1830      Yes(1)Yes(2)   No  1842 - N38 Rods of SW corner of SE 1/4 Sec 33, T6N R4E (site of what is now called Salem "Cholera" Cemetery); 1857 - 28 Rods South of NE Corner of NW 1/4 Sec 8, T9N R4E 4PM (at or near the site of what is  now called the Salem-Willcoxen Cemetery); deeds of disposition

**New Providence, Summum   1832    Yes(1)Yes(2)     No  1849 - Part of NE 1/4 Sec 16 T3N R2E; 1853 - deed from Joel and Eleanor Onion to the church - commencing 31 poles north of the SW Corner of Sec 9, T3N R2E, containing one acre and twenty nine poles, etc.; deed of disposition        

**Little Flock, Table Grove  1835  No(1)Yes(2)        No  1839 - Absalom Sargent and his wife Elizabeth Sargent, of the first part, to James Miner, Benjamin Wilkins, and William Stevens, trustees of Little Flock Regular Baptist church, of the second part; 2 acres in the east half of the NE 1/4 of Sec 16, T5N R1E 4PM, beginning 24 rods east from the SW corner of said half quarter section, thence north forty rods, thence east eight rods, thence south forty rods, thence west eight rods to place of beginning, for a meeting house and burying ground; deeds by others taking possession 1917. Site presently known as Temple Cemetery.

Sugar Creek, in Vermont    1840?    Yes(1)Yes(2)     No   1906 - Joseph Hamer and wife to trustees. Lot 11, at SE Corner of intersection of E. Alley and N. Union streets; 1936 - sold remaining part of lot to Mr. J. C. Ross; (parts of lot sold earlier not yet found).         

Waterford, Waterford/Sepo  1841        No           No   Met in Waterford Union church (find deed to see if Primitive Baptists were included in right to use or ownership)             

Big Spring                 1843        No           Yes

Centerville, Cuba          1844        No           No

**Mt. Zion, Astoria        1851      Yes(1)Yes(2)   Yes 1875 - from James Stephens, SE Corner of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 23, T3N R2E 4PM; 1896 - from William Stephens, same site except enlarged boundaries.

**Fountain, Breeds Station   1864       Yes(1)Yes(2)   No  1886 - SW Corner of Graveyard, running west 30', then north 73', then east 30' then south 73', in the E half of NW 1/4 Sec 22 T7N R5E 4PM (Orion township); near original "Red Schoolhouse cemetery" which is (was) in SW corner of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 22 T7N R5E; 1911 - Deed of disposition to Methodist church, reserving right to use the church building on each first Sunday and Saturday before and the right to retain a key.



Gallatin County         Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Gallatin County)

**Island Ripple, Gold Hill   1821        Yes          No  1828 - NE 1/4 Sec 5 T10S R9          

Lick Boundary              1834        No           No

White Oak                  1847        No           No         

**Cottonwood, Ridgeway       1873        Yes          Yes  1885 - Simon Reeder and wife to trustees of the Church - part of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 3, T8 R9E, a tract of 1 1/4 acres, 316 7/10 links by 397 links; 1889 - Job C. Reeder to the trustees of the Church, 2 acres at the half mile corner dividing Sec. 2 and 3, in Sec 3, Twp 8, Range 9 East, 27 rods by 77 rods; deeds of disposition  



Greene County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(We have a microfilm of the Apple Creek Association minutes for the early years)(Will have to hire a researcher to find deeds for this county)

(IRAD has no deed index; IRAD has only incomplete deeds for 1824-1887)

Providence, Carrollton     1820        Yes          No

Apple Creek, White Hall    1822        Yes          No  David Barrow and Elizabeth his wife, to Apple Creek Church, dated November 20, 1824, for 1 1/2 acres in the SE corner of the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 35 T12N R12W 3 PM. Dr. David Hudson later owned the property, but we have not found the deed to him.

**Taylor's Creek, Rockbridge 1828        No           No  Probable site: at or near the Taylor Cemetery, 3/4 mi west of Rockbridge, T10N R10W Sec 33 (or 32)       

Hopewell                   1828        No           No

**Union, Barrow/Roodhouse  1830    No(1)No(2)       No  Built on land of L. E. Thompson in northwest part of Barrow in 1878. Earlier site 1/2 mile south of Barrow, given by John Taylor. Church symbol shown on 1915 Greene County plat of Barrow. 1872 Atlas: T8N R13W NW part of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 11, Roodhouse township     

Hickory Grove, Wrights     1830        No           No

Mt. Gilead, Woodville      1835        No           No

**Bethlehem, Greenfield      1835   Yes(1)No(1)Yes(2)No(2)   No  Originally for thirty years met in a log building built 1834 on the southwest corner of graveyard north of town -  from Stephen Coonrod to trustees of Bethlehem Church, Greenfield, 1 1/2 acres near the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec 33, T11N R10W, to be used for worshiping Almighty God and for a public burying ground, dated December 23, 1848; 1854 - 60' from off the E end of Lots 182, 183, 184 Town of Greenfield; deed of disposition

Goshen                     1836        No           No

Mt. Zion                   1837        No           No

Mt. Pisgah                 1840        No           No

Little Flock, Carrollton   1843        No           No  Probable location at or near the Mayberry Cemetery 

**Middle Fork, Scottville  1861        Yes          No  1870 - 93 Rods W of SE Corner of N 1/2 of NW 1/4 Sec 23, T12 R10W 3PM; deed of disposition (may still belong to the Primitive Baptists - cemetery abandoned)

Roodhouse, Roodhouse       1905        No           No   Sold in 1916 to Pentecostal church. Probably originally built and owned by Union Church, which divided about the time of the Progressive movement. By the 1890's Union Church had two buildings, one in Roodhouse and one in Barrow Station.      



Grundy County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deed records for Grundy County)

Ebenezer, Verona           1850     L.D.found       No  NW Corner Sec 25, Vienna Township  (may be on land belonging to Elder William J. Fellingham with no separate deed.)  



Hamilton County         Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(Manuscript records of the Muddy River Association have been found, and we have a collection of many of the annual printed minutes)

(IRAD doesn't have deed index or deeds for Hamilton County)(Will have to hire a researcher to find deeds for this county)

**Ten Mile Creek,
   McLeansboro             1820        No           Part       

**North Fork, Broughton    1823  Yes(1)(Yes(2)     Part   1869 - Daniel Gibson and Malinda Gibson his wife, and James Gibson and Nancy A. Gibson his wife 1A NE Corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 2, T7S R7E 3PM and 1A SE Corner of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 2, T7S R7E 3PM

**Rectors Fork            1825        No           No         

**Little Spring, Dale      1828  Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3) Part  1860 - NW Corner of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 27, T6S, R5E - 3 Acres; 1876 - NW Corner of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 27, T6S R5E

Beaver Creek               1830        No           No

**New Hope, Springerton    1839  No(1)No(2)No(3)Yes(3)Yes(4)  Yes 1959 - 6 1/2 Rods S of NW Corner of E 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 14, T4 R7E; 1890 - Part of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 22, T4S R7E 3PM 

Hogg Prairie               1841        No           No

Haw Creek                  1844        No           No 

**Rector, Walpole          1872  Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3) Yes(early)  1872 - NE Corner of Sec 12 T7S R5E 2 acres for church house; 1911 - 1 A SE of SE in Sec 2, T7 R5 3PM; 1943 - 1 acre SE Corner of N part of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 12, T7 R5 3PM



Hancock County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(Manuscript records of the Salem Association have been found and we have both the original, microfilm, and many of the annual printed minutes in our files. The Illinois Association, first session, was held in 2014.)

**Middle Creek, Bentley    1832 Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4) Yes  1841 - Carthage township - 1 A. 38 rods North of SE Corner of NE 1/4 of Sec 35 T5N R6W; second deed adding 1/2 acre on east end (this entire tract is now owned by the Middle Creek Cemetery Association); 1892 - 1 A. in SE Corner of NW 1/4 of Sec 2 T4N R6W 4PM (Harmony township); sale in 1987, again in 1997, and 2005)

**New Harmony, Green Plains 1835   Yes(1)Yes(2)     No  1857 - 1 A. NW Corner of SE 1/4 of Sec 18, T3S R8

**Providence, Plymouth     1835        Yes          Part/Clerk  1851 - 2 1/2 A. SE Corner of NE 1/4 Sec 30 St. Marys township

Bethany, LaHarpe           1839        None         No         

Shiloh, St. Mary's Prairie 1842        None         No         

Enon, Nauvoo               1845        None         No         

**Bethel, Basco            1854    Yes(1)Yes(2)     Yes  1861 - 9 Rods South of NW Corner of SE 1/4 Sec 25, T4N R7W 4PM

Smyrna, Bentley            1870        Yes          Clerk  1876 - Lots 6 and 7, Blk 3, Town of Bentley

Rock Creek, Ferris         1871        None         Yes

Friendship, Durham         1880    Yes(1)Yes(2)     Yes  1885 - 13 Rods 12' North and 2Rds 8" East of SW Corner of SE 1/4 of Sec 21 T7N R6W 4PM; and reverter of the same 

Carthage, Carthage         1997        Yes          Yes  1997 - Lot 2 Block 29, Original town of Carthage        



Hardin County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds back to 1863)(Deeds, if any, for this church, may be in a different county)

Big Creek, Elizabethtown   1806        No        Part/Film     



Henderson County - none found



Henry County            Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

Barren Grove, Kewanee      1870   Cloverdale School No

Red Oak, Woodhull          1874        No           No



Iroquois County - none found



Jackson County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Jackson County)

Unity, Georgetown        1822          No           Yes        

Gravel Creek             1835          No           No

New Hope                 1844          No           No

Reeds Creek                           No           No

Clear Creek                            No           No



Jasper County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Central Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is incomplete for some of the early years)

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Jasper County)

North Fork, Willow Hill    1829   No(1)No(1)Yes(2)Yes(2)  Yes  1855 - not found by county clerk or by abstract company, may not have been recorded, but church records indicate they built on land given by Daniel Doty; 1884 - Lots 4 and 5, Doty's Second Addition, Town of New Liberty, given by Jeremiah Doty; details of auction sale in 1981 received from realtor

Parkers Creek             1844        No           No        

Galilee                    1846        None         Yes       

**Hickory Crk, Brockville  1855    Yes(1)No(1)      Yes  1857 - SW Corner of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 23, T7N R10E (conditioned upon beliefs outlined in detail in the deed); deed of disposition 



Jefferson County        Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Jefferson County)

Mt. Tabor (later Muddy
 Bridge, then Mt. Vernon)  1820        No           No        

Moore's Prairie, St. Elmo  1828     Yes(1)Yes(2)    No  One mile north of Ina, Illinois. 1869 - 1 A. NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 19, T4S R4E, 3PM; 1932 - sold     

**Sugar Camp Crk, Dahlgren 1831   Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)No  1877 - Part of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 13, T4S R4E 3PM; and several for earlier site        

Little Muddy               1831        No           No

Pleasant Grove             1840        No           No

Hickory Hill, Spring 
  Garden                   1842        No           No        

**Union, Elk Prairie Twp.  1842    Yes(1)Yes(2)     Yes 1857 - SW Corner of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 31 T4S R2E; 1880 - 13 Rods N of SW Corner NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 31 T4S R2E; 1924 - NW Corner SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 31 and SW Corner of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 31, T4S R2E 3PM

Union, Waltonville         1842        Yes          Yes (clerk's notes)  1907 - S End of Cole Street in Waltonville, Sec. 1, T4 R1E 3PM

Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon     1905    Yes(1)Yes(2)     Yes  1910 - Joseph and Ida Hargett to the Primitive Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon. Lot 2, Rackaway's Add. City of Mt. Vernon; 1957 - 64.206 Poles W. of SE Corner of NW 1/4 of Sec 7, T3S R3E 3PM; deeds of disposition    



Jersey County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

Salem                      1827        No           No

Piasaw, Piasaw             1834        No           No

Lebanon                    1837        No           No



JoDaviess County        Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(The records of the First Northwestern Association have not been found and our file of printed minutes is very incomplete)

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for JoDaviess County)

Lower Apple River, Hanover 1839        No           No   Charter member of the First Northwestern Association in July 1841

Bethel (location unknown)  1840        No           No   Charter member of the First Northwestern Association in July 1841        

East Fork of Fever River   1841        No           No    Charter member of the First Northwestern Association in July 1841  
Colored Union, Galena (Negro) 1842     Yes          No  1869 - Lot 20, Block 9, City of Galena, W. Side of Galena River

Little Flock, Scales Mound 1845        None         No      

Kentuck's Grove            1847        No           No (location unknown)

Zion (location unknown)    1855        No           No

Millville, Millville       1864        No           No        

New Hope, Warren/Rush      1879        None         No   Met in Equal Rights School in village of Rush
(white and negro members)



Johnson County           Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Johnson County)

Shiloh, Vienna             1831        No           No        

**Rock Springs, Simpson    1843      No/Yes         No   1 Mi. E of W. Line of Simpson Township, West side of Maxwell Creek, about 1 mile N. of Simpson, 4 1/2 Mi. W of second site; Simpson township, N. of town on Rt. 147 on Rock Springs Lane.  In 1892 John and Miles Jefferson Kerley, sold five acres of land for the sum of one dollar to the Trustees of Rock Springs Primitive Baptist Church, part of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 23.  The present church building was constructed soon after the purchase was completed.      

**Little Flock, Ozark      1859        Yes          No  1886 - Part of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 26, T11S R4E 1 A.   



Kane County - none found



Kankakee County - none found



Kendall County - none found



Knox County              Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deeds, with no index, for 1818-1863 only)

**Henderson, Rio          1830     No(1)Yes(2)      No  1863 - SW Corner of NE 1/4 of Sec 28, T15N R2E Rio township; deed of disposition

Cedar Creek, St. Augustine  1830       No           No        

Cherry Grove, Abingdon    1843         No           No        

Friendship, Hermon        1853    Yes(1)Yes(2)      No  1866 - NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 17, T9N R2E Chestnut township; 1911 - sold        



Lake County              Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

Mt. Zion, Waukegan        1961         None         Yes



LaSalle County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for LaSalle County)

Sandy Creek, Tonica/Lostant 1836         No           No        

(The records of Sandy Creek Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(Church building was/is located on Simeon Hiltabrand's farm, Hope township, Sec 4, West part of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4, T31N R1E 3PM)

Buck Creek, Ottawa          1855         No           No         



Lawrence County          Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Lawrence County)

Little Village, Russell-
  ville                   1817         No           Yes   1st bldg on a bluff near Russellville; 2nd bldg 1/4 mi S of 1st site on Farrell place, which is site of Little Village Cemetery

Grand Prairie (see Crawford
  County)                 1819         No           Yes

Glady Fork of 
  Embarrass River         1820         No           No        

Union (see Richland County)

Concord                   1840         No           No        

Bethel, Sumner            1887         No           No        



Lee County - none found



Livingston County        Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Livingston County)

**Bethel Indian Grove, 
 Fairbury                 1832         No           No
(union church building used by various denominations). Church may have owned Spence Cemetery property.



Logan County             Organized  Deed Found?  Records?

(Courthouse fire resulted in total record loss from February 15, 1839, to April 15, 1857.  

Records prior to 1839 were in Sangamon County and were saved. Some missing records have been reconstructed. 

IRAD does not have deeds for Logan County.)

Lake Fork, Mt. Pulaski    1827  (1)No/No (2)No/No (3)Yes/No Yes  1869 - NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 1, T17N R2W 3PM     First deed may be in Sangamon county.

Big Grove, Atlanta        1830         No           No        

Lebanon, Lincoln          1853         Yes          No  1876 - 6 Rods S of S. Bank of Salt Creek, on E line of W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 2, T19N R3W; [deed of disposition]        



Macon County             Organized  Deed Found?  Records?

Concord                    1843        No           No        

Decatur?                   1877?       No           No

Cedar Mount, Decatur       1945        None         Yes/Film

New Publican*, Decatur (Negro) 1964    No           No 



Macoupin County          Organized  Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Macoupin County)

(We have the manuscript records of Concord Association, and we also have an incomplete file of the annual printed minutes)

Pleasant Mount (or Mount 
   Pleasant)               1820        No/Yes       No    Elder William Jones was the preacher here by 1815-1817. Probably organized in 1820 at the home of John Powell, who settled here in 1817. David Coop (1755-1837) also a member here - he was the first white settler in Macoupin County, in 1815. The church was probably located at first in Hilyard township; afterward moved to Shaw's Point township. The church was a member first of the Illinois Association. Later, Apple Creek and Concord Associations. Christopher Dishir to Sulphur Springs meeting house trustees, for use by the Regular Baptist Church of which he was a member, one Saturday and Sunday each month.  

Pleasant View (originally North Fork of Macoupin Creek, then Concord), Palmyra  1829    No(1)Yes(2)    No   Richie/Ross Cemetery - Sec 8 T11N R8W 3PM; 1925 - NE Corner of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 23, T11N R8W 3PM

Concord (Progressive), Palmyra 1909  No(1)No(2) Part/Clerk, Richie/Ross Cemetery - Sec 8 T11N R8W 3PM; Weller Cemetery NW Corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 23, T11N R8N 3PM        

Long Run (later Head of 
  Wood River)              1830        No           No          

Shiloh                     1830        Yes/Yes      No   Lawrence McManus and wife to Shiloh United Baptist Church, 2 1/2 acres in T11N R9W, 3PM, Sec. 7.    

Hopewell, Gillespie        1831    No/No/Yes(1)No(2) Yes  1835 - probable first site at or near the Hilyard cemetery; 1859 - NW Corner of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Sec 5, T8N R7W 3PM

Mt. Pleasant, Medora       1832        Yes/Yes      No   Divided over missions. John Rhoads to Mt. Pleasant Church, SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 31, T9N R9W 3PM.           

Mt. Olive, Mt. Olive       1833        Yes          No   Telemachus Camp a member here, Elder Peter Long was the pastor for many years.  James and Nancy Cowell to the neighborhood for use in religious worship and school purposes, in SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 30, T7N R6W 3PM. June 2, 1836.   

Honey Creek, Clyde         1835        Yes/Yes      No     Thomas Corr to Honey Creek United Baptist Church. Jan. 11, 1836. 1 acre off the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of 12/9/7.    

Bethel, Girard             1836        No           No         

Sugar Creek                1838        No           No   Went over to the Missionaries       

Rock Springs               1838        No           No        

Little Flock               1843        No           No   Might have been located in Greene County.

Spring Creek, Hornsby/Clyde  1844?     Yes          No  1870 - SE Corner of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 16, T8 R6 3PM, one acre      

Otter Creek, Girard        1861    Yes(1)No(2)      Yes  1883 - Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, Original town of Girard; deed of disposition     



Madison County           Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Madison County)(We own one acre of the Canteen Creek cemetery site)

**Wood River, Wood River     1807     Yes(1)Yes(2)    Part  1816 - Sec 24, T5N R9W - 2 A. around Wood River meeting house. 

**Canteen Creek, Troy      1817   Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)  Yes/Film  1818 - SE 1/4 of Sec 1, T3N R8W; 1844 - On the line of the SE of SW 1/4 of Sec 16, T3N R7W 3PM; 1870 - NE Corner of S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 16, T3N R7W 3PM

Silver Creek               1829        No           Yes

New Hope                   1838        No           No



Marion County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Little Wabash Association have been microfilmed, and we have a file of many of the annual printed minutes)

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Marion County)(Will probably have to hire a researcher to find deeds for this county)

Liberty, Alma              1831   No/No/No/No/Yes/Yes   Part  Log church near Eastland Cemetery, Lone Grove School, 4 miles NW of Kinmundy; Frame church built in Alma township in 1848, Elder N R Eskridge pastor; Green Ridge School, NW of Alma 4 miles; and in Alma, bought the Harmony Church building in 1934. Alma is in Sec 6 and 7 of Alma township (earlier called Pleasant township).      

Paint Rock                 1833        No           No         

**Summit Prairie, Iuka     1841        Transcript   Yes   1844 - 40 Rods W 1 Rod S of NE Corner of Sec 4, T2N R3E 3PM

Turkey Creek, Odin         1865        Yes          No         1868 - Book 13, page 94, dated 1868. Located in the southwest corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sec. 23, Odin township.

North Fork, Patoka (see Fayette County)        

Pleasant Grove, Salem      1880        Yes          Yes/Film   1876 - Part of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 33, T2N R2E 3PM   



Marshall County          Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Marshall County)(We paid to have researcher find deed for Salem Church)

Crow Creek, Varna          1839        No           No         

Salem, Toluca              1858      Lease          No   1879 - Leased from John and Sarah Palmer to trustees of Salem Church, in consideration of a church erected on the land,  SE Corner of Sec 6, Bennington Township, for as long as the meeting house is kept up and used as a Regular Predestinarian Baptist meeting-house      



Mason County             Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

Salt Creek                             No           No         



Massac County - none found



McDonough County         Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

**Union, Fandon              1831     Yes(1)No(2)No(3) No  1847 - Part of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Sec 10, T4N R3W 4PM; deed of disposition       

New Hope, Swan Creek       1836 (See Warren County)

Bethany, Jobes Settlement 1839 (See Hancock County)

Antioch, Fandon            1841        Yes          No   1843 - Part of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 32, T5N R3W (Middletown); 1849 - Part of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 32 T5N R3W 4PM

Concord                    1841        No           No



McHenry County - none found



McLean County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

Big Grove                  1830        No           No         

Bethel on Mackinaw         1832 (See Livingston County) No

New Salem, Danvers         1872        No           No         



Menard County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Menard County)

New Salem, Petersburg      1829        No           No   - on Felix Green's farm according to some sources. A mile south of New Salem village would place it in Sec. 1 of what was formerly Rock Creek township. Elijah Potter and J. B. Goldsby both owned land in that Section.   

Clary's Grove, Petersburg  1830     No(1)Yes(2)     No   (We have an 1871 deed of the Missionary Baptist church by this name)     
(may have dissolved and been reorganized)

Hopewell, Atterberry       1882        Yes          No   1883 - SW Corner of N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 6, T18N R7W 3PM; 

Indian Creek, Athens       1981*       Lease        No   1982 Lease - NW Corner of NE 1/4 of Sec 22, T18N R6W 3PM



Mercer County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Mercer County)

Edwards River, Millersburg 1839        No           No        

Concord, New Boston        1839        No           No



Monroe County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Monroe County)

(Records and printed minutes of the Illinois Association have been microfilmed, and the early years have been republished)

**New Design, New Design   1796        No           No        

Union                      1819        No           No        



Montgomery County        Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Montgomery County)

**Hurricane Fork, Fillmore 1818        Yes          Yes 1845 - Fillmore township - SW Corner of SE 1/4 of Sec 11, T7N R2W 3PM; site of Whitten/Hurricane Cemetery, deed still in name of church

**Clear Springs            1822        Yes          No  1835 - Part of N 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec 28, T8N R4W 3PM   

Bethel, Coffeen            1826 Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(1)Yes(2)  Most  1857 - Samuel Brockman and wife to trustees: Section 26, East Fork Twp, Twp 8 North, range 3 West.  Section 26 South 1/2 east side; 1877 - 26 Rods E of NW Corner of NE 1/4 Sec 5, T8N R2W 3PM; 1879 - On line between T8 and T9, Part of Sec 5, Allen Cemetery; T8N R2W 3PM; 1923 - Sec 5 T8N R2W 3PM - disposition of Woodside property; 1966 - deed of disposition of property north of Coffeen.  

**Little Flock, Honey Bend 1842   Yes(1)Yes(2)     Part  1868 SW Corner of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 3, T9N R5W; 1871 - 20 Rods N of SE Corner of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 3PM, Sec 3 T9N R5W 3PM; 1873 - 20 Rods N of SW Corner of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 3 T9N R5W; deeds of disposition  

Mt. Zion, Coffeen          1898     Yes(1)No(2)  No  1892 - [deed of disposition]

Litchfield, Litchfield     1906        None         No        

Also found deed for union church house from Thomas Booher, 1892: (to United Baptist, Christian, and Methodist, and also Regular Primitive Baptist and Presbyterian denominations on funeral occasions); 6 mi S of Coffeen, East Fork 2 Township, T7N R3W, SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 24;



Morgan County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records? 

(Records of the Morgan Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(IRAD doesn't have deed index or deeds for Morgan County, except some early land patent records)

Indian Creek, Arenzville   1822  Yes(1)No(1)Yes(2)No(2) No 1828 Ross, James & Margaret Cownover, Peter; Wilson, John & Yaples, Jacob, Trustees for the Indian Creek Baptist Church, in Jersey Prairie, beginning at a cherry tree and red oak, S 16 poles to a stake, east 20 poles to a stake, the Hopewell meeting house and burial ground, etc; 1851 - Darius Ingalls to trustees of the church, 3 chains and 50 links N of SW Corner of the E 1/2 of E 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 10, T15N R10W (a later legal description differs somewhat from this, and shows the property was sold at auction in 1947 by Nelson Ore and Newell Braner (deed not yet found).  

**Diamond Grove, Jackson-
   ville                   1823        No           No       

Sandy Creek, Winchester    1825        No           Yes       

Union, Yatesville/Prentice 1825  No(1)Yes(1)Yes(2)  Part   Early site in Sec. 2 - or slightly further south in Sec. 9; 1865 - NW Corner of SW 1/4 of Sec 12, T16N R9W 3PM; 1866 - Part of Lot 14, SW Corner of Lot, Village of Yatesville; [deed of disposition]

Mauvaisterre, Jacksonville 1826        No           No        

**South Fork of Mauvaisterre,
   Woodson                 1827        Yes          Yes/Film  1850 - Part of the W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec 10, T14N R9W 3PM; 1880 - N of SE Corner of W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 3, T14N R9W 3PM; [deed of disposition]

**Head of Apple Creek, 
   Waverly                 1828  Yes(1)Yes(2)No(3)Yes(4)Yes(5) Yes/Film   1832 - Part of E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec 25, T13N R8W; 1858 - 27 Rods N of SW Corner of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Sec 26, T13N R8W 3PM; 1912 - third site - Tanner and Kimber Streets in Waverly, W 1/3 of S 1/2 of Lot 96, in C. J. Salter's Addition to the town, now city, of Waverly; 1991 - sale of third site

Concord, location unknown  1829?       No           No  

**New Salem, Meredosia     1829        Yes          Part   1869 - Bluff Road at 1/2 Mile line E&W through Sec 25, T16N R 13W 3PM; 1882 - Addition for church and cemetery

Providence, Appalonia      1833        No           No 

Zion, Jacksonville         1835        No           No         

Murrayville, Murrayville   1875        None         No         

Jacksonville, Jacksonville 1937        Yes          No   1937 - Lot 21, Cox Subdivision; Lot 1 to 36 (except 2, 3 and 36), City of Jacksonville; disposition by tax sale after abandonment.



Moultrie County          Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Moultrie County)

**Lynn Creek, Sullivan     1829  No(1)(2)Yes(1)(2)Yes(1)No(2)  No   1868 - James and Margaret Hostetler and James and Louisa Cobb, to Trustees of Lynn Creek Church - Commencing at a white elm on the west bank of Lynn Creek, on the line dividing the SE 1/4 and the NE 1/4 of Sec. Eight (8), township Twelve (12) north, Range Six (6) East of the 3 p.m., running north four poles to a stake, thence west parallel with said dividing line twenty-six (26) poles to a stake, thence south eight (8) poles to a stake, thence east parallel with said dividing line twenty-six (26) poles to a stake, thence north four (4) poles to the place of beginning. 1920 - William T. Martin, a widower, to the Trustees of Lynn Creek Church, beginning at the SE Corner of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 in Sec. 30, in Township 13 North, Range 6 East, of the 3rd p.m.  Running thence north 132 feet, thence west 82 1/2 feet, thence south 132 feet, thence east 82 1/2 feet to the place of beginning. June 10, 1971 - Disposition by Edith E. Harpster Lynch, Annabelle Harpster, and Glen D. Harpster, Trustees of Lynn Creek Church, to the Trustees of the Cemeteries of Whitley township,  West bank of Lynn Creek, Line Dividing SE 1/4 and NE 1/4 of Sec 8, T12N R6E 3PM.       

Mt. Zion, Windsor          1879        Yes          Yes   Built in 1881 on land donated by Gilbert Waggoner. Meetings until 1946. Torn down in 1955. Gilbert and Martha Waggoner to Mt. Zion Church, March 19, 1881, commencing at the NE corner of the NE quarter of the NE quarter of Sec. Six (6) in Township Twelve (12) N, Range Six (6) East of the 3 p.m., running thence west eight rods, south eight rods, thence east eight rods, thence north eight rods to place of beginning, with reverter clause based on maintaining the doctrines set forth in the deed. Property reverted, now owned by Douglas Kent Messmore, 1196 Co. Rd. 900 N., Sullivan, Illinois.



Ogle County              Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Ogle County)

Buffalo Grove, Polo        1843   Doty school/No    Yes  Deed for Doty School might refer to church.      



Peoria County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deeds from 1817-1862, but no index for Peoria County)

**Peoria LaSalle Precinct,
  Chillicothe              1836        No           No         

Harmony, Elmwood           1856        No           No         

Pleasant Grove (see Tazewell County)



Perry County             Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index from 1827-1863 but not deeds for Perry County)

**Nine Mile, DuQuoin  1829 Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4)Yes(5) Digital   1841 - Part of the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 1, T6S R 2W; 1843 - 57 Rods, 9 1/2' E of SW Corner of E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec 28, T5S R1N 3PM; deed of transfer to cemetery association

**Holt's Prairie, Pinckney-
 ville                     1835        No           No         

(Also Nine Mile and Holt's Prairie Missionary Baptist deeds)



Piatt County             Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Piatt County)

Concord, Cerro Gordo       1843     Agreement       No  1869 - Paid $200 for use of "Sangamon Christian Church on one Saturday and Sunday each month" when it was built; located in the Willow Branch Cemetery, in Willow Branch Township      



Pike County              Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deeds from 1818-1891 but no deed index for Pike County)

New Salem, Perry           1834        No           No         

Providence                 1835        No           No         

Little Flock, Detroit      1841        Yes          No    Original town, Detroit, Lot 3, Block 1 - Dated September 25, 1858, from John A. Williams, to John A. Williams, James Foreman, and John Norton, trustees of the church. This church was originally organized in 1834, divided over missions in 1840, reorganized in 1841, and new meeting house erected in Detroit in 1857.      

Hopewell, El Dara          1844        None         Yes   Church met in the Crozier School. 

Spring Creek, Nebo         1852        No           No   1857 - Old Baptist Church and School - 1 mi E of Nebo: SE corner of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 17, Spring Creek township, T7S R3W 4PM. Hollis cemetery site could have been owned by the church, but was deeded by individuals for public graveyard, in SE corner of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 20, T7S R3W 4PM (on bluff overlooking beautiful Spring Creek valley). May have been built as a church and then used for a school.

Siloam                     1852        No           No



Pope County             Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deed index or deeds for Pope County)

Lusk Creek                 1820        No           No

Big Bay Creek              1825        No           No

**Grand Pier, Golconda     1827    Yes(1)No(2)      Yes   1872 - John Blanchard and his wife Charlotte, to the Trustees of the Old Regular Baptist Church in School District No. 7. 1 A. cut off West side of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 Sec 1, T12 R6E       

(now owned by Grand Pier Cemetery Association)



Pulaski County        Organized    Deed Found? Records?

Shiloh                    1831         No          No    Book A & B, p. 354, May 13, 1831, deed from Aaron Atherton and wife to Shiloh church.



Putnam County           Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Sandy Creek Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete. Rebecca Thompson recorded the minutes into a book)

(IRAD doesn't have deed index or deeds for Putnam County)

**Sandy Creek, Caledonia   1836        Yes          No  1856 - Deed dated February 13, 1856 from Asahel Hannum and Catherine his wife, to George Hiltabrand, Hiram Allen, and Nathaniel Harris, trustees of Sandy Creek Church - Lots 3 and 4, Block 1, Town of Caledonia (Ox-Bow Prairie); 1905 - Deed dated June 6, 1905 from Christian Hartenbower, Lawrence Lippert, and George Conrad, trustees of Sandy Creek Church, to Elizabeth L. Glenn. 



Randolph County         Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deed index or deeds for Randolph County)

Mississippi Bottoms,
 Chester                   1798        No           No        

**Horse Prairie, Red Bud     1814    No(1)No(2)       Yes/Film  Last site at location of Ralls Cemetery (which may not have had a deed if it was a "family cemetery")

Unity (see Jackson County) 1822        No           Yes       

Gravel Creek               1835        No           No



Richland County         Organized  Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Richland County)

**Antioch, Olney             1823        No           No        

**Union, Claremont         1827        Yes          Yes   - Deeds found are not clear

New Hope, Dundas           1839        No           Yes       

Shiloh, Olney              1848        No           No        

Little Zion, Claremont     1869        No           No        



Rock Island County      Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

Sovereign Grace, Rock

 Island                    1936        None         No



St. Clair County        Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for St. Clair County)

Richland (later Ogle's 
  Creek, Clinton Hill), 
    Collinsville           1804        No           No        

Silver Creek (later called
  Turkey Hill), Freeburg   1807        No           No        

**Richland Creek, 
  Belleville            1807 (1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4)Yes  Part 1820 - T1N R8W 3PM, 3 1/2 A. Copy of 1964 transfers, etc. Site of John Messinger Cemetery.

Looking Glass Prairie,
 Mascoutah/Lebanon         1808        No           No        

Prairie de Long (Horse 
  Prairie)                 1814        No           Yes       

Twelve Mile Prairie        1820        No           No        

Big Spring                 1825        No           No        



Saline County            Organized  Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Muddy River Association have been preserved, filmed, and partially republished, and we have a file of many of the annual printed minutes)

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Saline County)

Bankston's Fork, Harrisb'g 1818/19     No           No      

**Bethel's Creek, Raleigh  1820    Yes(1)No(2)      Part  1836 - Part of NW 1/4 of Sec 9, T8S R6E (Raleigh Township); deed of disposition      

**Middle Fork, Halltown    1826   No(1)No(2)Yes(3)  Yes  1892 - Part of the NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 33, T7S R5E (also cemetery deed, 1890)   Deed may be in Gallatin county.   

**Wolf Creek, Eldorado     1830        Yes        Part/Clerk  1846 - Jonathan Brown to Wolf Creek Regular Baptist Church - part of the southeast 1/4 of the southwest 1/4 of Sec. 17 in T8SR7E, beginning at a stake fourteen poles north of Jonathan Brown's corner, etc.; 1852 - Part of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 17, T8S R7E 

**Brushy Fork, Harco       1843  Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)  Part/Clerk/Film  William C. Gogue and Susan J. Gogue his wife, and Elisabeth J. Gogue, to Daniel Abney and J. L. Bond, trustees, and their successors, for use of Brushy Fork Church, three acres, etc., dated August 2, 1886; Calvin Brown and P. G. Gasaway, trustees of Brushy Fork Church, to Jerry L. Bond and W. S. Abney, August 8, 1900; I. H. McGowen to trustees of Brushy Fork Church, March 14, 1955; in 2003 still 2 more acres of land purchased in the name of the church (for the cemetery); (part of NE of the SW, Sed 28,, T8 R5, parcel #01-1-040-09, Galatia township). 

**Cottage Grove, Equality  1849        No(Yes)       No   1950- disposition: 1 acre, commencing at the NE corner of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 10, in T9SR7E, running south at a variation of 2 7 D. E. East, 16 poles to stake, etc.   

Bethlehem                  1866      (Later moved to Kansas as a body)   

Friendship, Texas City     1887        No           Yes   Trustees appointed in 1892    

Little Vine, Stonefort     1909        No           No        

Harrisburg, Harrisburg     1921        No           No  1921 - Bought a church building wich belonged to the Christian Church, in 1921, for $2,700. Paid over $1,000 on it, but then lost it, not being able to pay for it. Church building was located at the corner of McKinley and Raymond Streets.    



Sangamon County          Organized  Deed Found?   Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Sangamon County)

Sangamo (later called 
  Richland)                1820        No           No        

Lick Creek, Curran         1821        No           No        

Island Grove, Springfield  1823-4      No           No        

Sugar Creek                1823-4      No           No        

Spring Creek, Springfield  1826        Yes          No  1855 - 40 Rods N. of SE Corner of NE 1/4 of Sec 32, T16N R6W 3PM 

**Liberty, Loami           1826      No(1)Yes(2)    Yes/Digital  1849 - 3 chains 20 links N of SW Corner of SW 1/4 of Sec 14, T14N R7W 3PM

Bethel, Cantrall           1826     Yes(1)Yes(2)    No  1830 - Part of SE 1/4 of Sec 17, T16N R4W 3PM; 1850 - 58 Rods west of SE Corner of Lot 12 of SE 1/4, Sec 16, T17N R5W 3PM

**Salem Sugar Ck, Chatham  1830/1839   Yes          Yes  1845 - E Line of W 1/2 of Sw 1/4 of Sec 3, T14N R5N 3PM; 1870 - Part of W 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Sec 3, T14N R5W 3PM; [deed or court action for  disposition]          

North Fork of Sangamon     1830        No           No        

Springfield, Springfield   1830        Yes          Yes (1830-1835) 1835 - Lot 1, Block 23, Town of Springfield 

Lick Creek, Curran         1830        No           No        

**Horse Creek, Pawnee      1831  Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3) No  1832 - Thomas Williams and wife to the trustees of the church - Part of W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Sec 9, T14W R4W; 1846 -  Craig White and wife to the trustees of the church - 12 chains 50 links E of Point on N Line from SW corner of SE 1/4 of Sec 31, T14N R4W 3PM; 1870 and 1907 cemetery deeds; 1906 -  Nancy E. Sanders and S. A. D. Sanders, to Horse Creek Church, Part of Lot 1, and Part of Lots 8 and 9, at intersection of Second and Town Hall Streets, Drennan's Subdivision NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec 7, T13N R4W 3PM, with a reversionary clause.       

Union, New Berlin          1832        No           No 

Bethel, McKinney's Settlmt. 1837       Yes          No 

Fork Prairie, Rochester    1842        No           No        

Fancy Point, New Berlin    1844        Yes/Yes      Yes/Digital  1856 - NW Corner of Lot 1 of Section plat

Buffalo Hart Grove, Buffalo      
 Hart                      1872        No           No   Met in Union church house, used jointly for several years by three denominations, but which was later taken over by the Presbyterians     

Springfield, Springfield   1905        None         No 

Springfield, Springfield   1926    Yes(1)Yes(2)     No  1929 -  Lots 97 and 98, Spaulding Whittier Place Addition in W Part of NW Fractional 1/4 of Sec 4, T15N R5W 3PM; Two portable school buildings on the site in 1929; new brick church building erected in 1948; 1981 - deed of disposition to Faith Assembly; 1988 - deed of disposition from Faith Assembly to Lord of the Harvest Center

Springfield - contact Elder Robert Webb regarding services currently in Springfield.


Schuyler County         Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Spoon River Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(IRAD has deeds only for the period 1884-1918)(may need to go in person to find remaining deeds)

Crane Creek, Rushville     1826        No           No        

**Crooked Creek, Rushville 1831        Yes          No  1831 - 1 A. of S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec 2, T15 R2W 4PM; originally deeded to township trustees, for church's use

North Fk of Little 
  Missouri, Huntsville     1841        No           No        

New Bethany, Brooklyn      1841*       No           No        

Sugar Creek, Vermont (see
   also Fulton County)              None           None (this church never had a building until 1907 when one was built in Vermont - see Fulton county)        



Scott County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Morgan Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(IRAD has deeds for 1839-1874 but no deed index for Scott County)

Plum Creek, Bluffs        1829     No(1)Yes(2)      Yes  1829 - first building was erected on an acre of land from Briscoe Davis, but the church failed to secure title. 1851 - Part of W 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 10, T14N R13W     

Pisgah, Pisgah            1832         No           No   (Location referred to as "Head of Plum Creek")    

Friendship, Winchester    1836         Yes          Yes  Part of E 1/2 SE Fraction Sec. 30, T14N R12W 3PM (west edge of Winchester); Robert Richards deeded land to church where first bldg was erected in 1839)    



Shelby County          Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Shelby County)

Okaw, Shelbyville          1827        No           No   Shelbyville township, NW Corner of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 13, T11N R4E (south of the Jordan Cemetery)     

Hopewell, Strasburg        1829        No           No   Probably located in NE Corner of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec. 22, Richland Township    

New Hope                   1830        No           No     

Old Concord                1830        No           Yes  - First deed - in Ash Grove township, Shelby county, not yet found.


Cold Spring (see Fayette County)       No           No        

Clear Spring               1836        No           No        

Union, Moweaqua            1844      No(1)Yes(2)    Yes  Original location on James Tolly's land in sec. 12, T13 R2E, Flat Branch township (deed not found); 1868 - 1 A. in NW Corner of Sec 12, T13 R2E Flat Branch township     

Center (see Christian 
  County)                  1848        No           No        

Wabash                     1877        No           No        

New Providence             1881        None         No



Stark County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD only has deeds 1882-1891 but no deed index for Stark County)

Spoon River, Modena        1853        Yes          No      Lot 24 in the town of Modena, July 1, 1856, Trustees of Baptist Church (Williston K. Fuller, Miles A. Fuller, and Elizabeth S. Fuller) to Trustees of the Old School Baptist Church (David Potter, Archibald Vandike, Charles Vandike, Joseph Newton, and Robert Sharer).   

  

Stephenson County       Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the First Northwestern Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Stephenson County)

**Providence, Lena        1860's?    No(1)Yes(2)    No   1875 - Part of SE 1/4 of Sec 27 and NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 34, on E line of Sec 34, T28N R5E 4PM; we have copy of Circuit Court action in 1959.    
(white and negro members)



Tazewell County         Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Tazewell County)

Pleasant Grove, Tremont    1833        No           No        
(Referred to as Blooming Grove in records of churches which sent help to organize)



Union County            Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Union County)

Clear Creek                1818        No           No        

Ridge                      1828        No           No        

Limestone                  1834        No           No        

Cypress                    18__        No           No

**Lick Creek, Anna         1842     No(1)Yes(2)(road)No  NE Corner of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 24, T13S R1W   



Vermilion County        Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Vermilion Association have not been found, and our file of annual printed minutes is very incomplete)

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Vermilion County)

Big Vermilion, Newport, Ind.  1826     No           No

First Danville, Danville      1829     Yes          No  1854 - 1/2 A. W 1/2 of SE 1/4 Sec 5, T19N R11W 

Hopewell, Danville          1829/1892  Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4)No(5)    No        

Little Vermilion, Humrick     1832     Yes          No  1871 - 14 Rods from SW Corner of S 1/2 of E 1/2 of NE 1/4 Sec 14, T17N R11W  

**Stoney Creek, Oakwood       1858     Yes          No   1876 - SE Corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 1, T19N, R13W 

Vermilion (Means)                      Yes          No

Pleasant Hill, West Newell    1898     No           No        



Wabash County           Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Wabash County - due to a courthouse fire in 1864 which destroyed deed records)

Village Creek              1826        No          Yes  Title bond received in about March 1828 from Levi Compton, by Robert Frazier, George Ashford, and Elias Jordan, the church trustees.    



Warren County           Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

New Hope, Greenbush       1836  Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4)  Yes  1898 - Isaac and Joanna Holeman grantors - Lots 7 and 8, Block 8, Greenbush; 1970 - church deeded this property to Nornal Cox; 1902 - Peter Snider and wife deeded to church: Lot 17 Block 5, James Simmons Add., Village of Greenbush, T8N R1W 4PM, and sale of same in 1993

South Henderson, Berwick  1841         No           No



Washington County       Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD doesn't have deeds for Washington County)

Bethel (later called
 Sugar Creek)             1818         No           No        

Elkhorn, Plumb Hill       1819         No           No        

Concord                   1821         No           No        

Bethel                    1842         No           No        



Wayne County             Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(Courthouse burned and all deed records were lost in November 1886)

(IRAD has deed index 1851-1898 but doesn't have deeds for Wayne County)

Hopewell, Barnhill         1820    Yes(1)Yes(2)     Part   1855 Part of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 9, T3S R8E 3PM and sale of same in 1942      

Elk Prairie, Wayne City    1822        Yes          No   1826 - 1 A of NW 1/4 of Sec 15, T3S R6E 3PM for church and burying ground  

Hargrave's Prairie         1823        No           No

Big Mt. Prairie            1823        No           No

Burnt Prairie, Bt. Prairie 1825        No           Part      

Republican Meeting House
 (name changed to Mt. 
  Tabor in 1829)           1825        No      Deacon book    

**Providence, Mt. Erie     1846        No           Yes       

Little Flock, Hickory Hill 1848        No           No  Hickory Hill township, south of Bradford cemetery.  T1S R5E, Sec. 17, SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4.

Union, Fairfield           1952        No           No



White County            Organized    Deed Found?  Records?

(Records of the Skillet Fork Association have been filmed, and we have a file of many of the annual printed minutes)

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for White County)

**Little Wabash, 
  Crossville               1816 No(1)No(2)No(3)Yes(4) Yes  First location - log; Second location - brick bldg, near Phillipstown in 1834; Alexander Phillips & George Webb to trustees, 1836, Sec. 31; Thornton & Margaret Ratcliff, Cefus G. Hughes, Nancy Hughes, and Alexander Hughes, Sec. 30, 40 acres for cemetery, 1844; Caleb & Hepsy Clifford, Sec. 31, 1850; James and Delia Hughes, 1866; David Stuart, 1877 (Cemetery); Dillia Ann Hughes Davenport, 1880; 1925 deed; (one source says Dilla Ann Hughes donated land for last site 2 mi E of Crossville); 1997 - (deed of disposition) SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Sec 19, T4S R14W 3PM Phillips township.  

Bon-Pas, Grayville (see Edwards County)

**Lick Creek, Norris City  1820        Yes/No       Yes  Herald's Prairie township, Sec. 29, SW 1/4 of SE 1/4. Hosea Pearce and Nancy Pearce his wife, to Thomas J. Aud, Boston Weese, and John Caldwell, trustees of Lick Creek Regular Baptist Church, part of NE 1/4 Sec. 32, T6S R9E, and Part of SE 1/4 Sec 29, T6S R9E, described as follows, commencing at the northeast corner of the NE 1/4 of said Sec. 32, and run 33 rods due west as a beginning point to the land hereby conveyed - thence due south 7 rods, thence due west 18 rods, thence due north 18, thence east 18 rods, thence south 11 rods to the beginning point. March 27, 1869.     

Burnt Prairie (see Wayne county)1825   No           Part      

Mt. Gilead                 1827        No           No        

**Mt. Pleasant, Bt Prairie 1830 Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4)Yes(5)Yes(6)Yes(7)Yes(8) Yes (found 1880 survey); Eight deeds from beginning to sale in 2004. Property repurchased by the old-line Primitive Baptists in 2017, and is now under restoration in hope of holding services here again.

Mt. Zion                   1832        No           No     

Grayville, Grayville       1838    Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes  No   Will of James Gray. After describing the burial ground in Block 19, Lot 3, he mentions that his son, William Walden Gray is given the right of reversion in care any shall accrue of or to Lots number six and seven, in Block number 20, in the town of Grayville. Said lots I heretofore conveyed to Trustees for the use of the Baptist Church of Grayvile. I also purchased a Bell for the same purpose, which Bell was neither formally given nor charged to the church. But I do express my wish to be, and do request my said Son William W. Gray, never to use or apart said right, except in the case said property shall be sold, under any judgment or execution now existing or hereafter to exit. Otherwise leave said property to the entire disposition of said church. Signed and sealed Dec. 7, 1860. by James Gray (his last will and testament). Block 20. Lot 6, of the Original Town of Grayville, Gray township, Sec. 20.  1941 - deed of sale by trustees of the church, to Earl Skiles. 

Mt. Hope, Roland           1846        No           No  Indian Creek township     

Little Zion, Enfield       1854        No           No   

**Carmi, Carmi (Mt. Sterling) 1856 Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3)Yes(4) Yes  1857 - 1 A. Corner of NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of Sec 16, TS R9E; 1888 - Lots 13 and 14, Block 41 of Stewart's 2nd Add., Carmi. Deed of sale also found.       

**Little Zion, 
  Mill Shoals/Enfield     1872        Yes/Yes       No     Located in Mill Shoals township - NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Sec. 26. Site of Little Zion Cemetery. January 18, 1874. Edy Angeline Stallings, Lewis Stallings, George Stallilngs, widow and heirs of John Stallings, and R. C. Cleaveland, John S. Finch and Samuel R. Jones (trustees of the Little Zion Church). Commencing at the north east corner of the north half of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Sec. twenty-six (26), Township Four (4) South of Range eight (8) east, running west sixteen (16) rods, thence south twenty (20) rods, thence east sixteen (16) rods, thence north twenty (20 rods to beginning corner. 1912 - James & Laura Stallings to the trustees of Little Zion Church, probably an addition to the cemetery.  

Pleasant Union, Centerv'le 1883  Yes(1)Yes(2)Yes(3) Yes/Clerk/Film  First site: James Jones and Margaret Jones his wife, to David Staley, William Jones, and William A. Hargrave, trustees of Pleasant Union Regular Baptist Church, and their successors in office, part of SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec. 12, Town 4S R9E, described as follows, beginning three rods east of the southwest corner of said tract of land, thence thirty (30) rods east, thence sixteen (16) rods north, thence west thirty (30) rods, thence south sixteen (16) rods, to the place of beginning, containing in all three acres, to have and hold as a place of public worship for said Regular Baptist Church. March 14, 1884 (sold in 1923 when new church was built);  Second (present) site: Lot 8, Blk 2, Myers Addition, village of Centerville, Burnt Prairie township, SW 1/4 of Sec. 1,  Parcel #BP-2-115-04; we do not have the deed for purchase of the school, which was used as a dining hall. Deed of disposition dated September 20, 2013, from James Wayne Heil, trustee of the church, to Dennis R. Heil and Melanie J. Heil, and corrective deed dated October 17, 2013. 

Salem, Crossville          1896        No           No   Phillips township - NW Corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec 3, T4S R10E.  Two acres belonging to Salem Church, shown as an exception to surrounding deed.  

Crossville, Crossville     1901        Yes/Yes      Yes  Located at the northeast corner of the T-intersection of Potter Street and Morell Street, in Crossville; building completed in May 1902.  Leroy Hon and Alice Hon his wife, to the trustees of the Regular Primitive Baptist Church called Crossville, and their successors in office, Sub Lot number two (2) of Lot one (1) of Lawrence's Second Addition to Crossville. October 5, 1901. Deed of sale also found. 

Calvin, Calvin             1901        No           No        

Norris City, Norris City   1901        Yes          Yes/Film  1905 - church decided to purchase property at constitution meeting, 1901; Deed dated 1905 found. Maggie Spence and Susannah Muck were trustees for disposition in June 1928. Original Plat of Norris City.

Maunie, Maunie             1901        Yes          No      Fred Roser and wife deeded Lot 1 in Roser's Add. to Maunie, to the Trustees of the Maunie Regular Baptist Church. Appears to be in Sec. 1 of Emma Township.  Found reference to disposition of the same property.



Whiteside County - none found



Will County - none found



Williamson County       Organized   Deed Found?  Records?

(IRAD has deed index and deeds for Williamson County)

**Bethlehem, Marion        1827    No(1)Yes(2)      Yes  1855 - 2 A. of S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Sec 15, T9S R3E

Unity                      1830        No           No

Mt. Zion, Saratoga         1852        None         Yes

Pleasant Hill, Johnston                     
 City (and Marion)         1873 (A)Yes(1)Yes(1)Yes(2)No(3)(R)Yes(1)Yes(1) Early records destroyed by fire; we have part of later records (both factions) 1874 - NE Corner of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 30, T8S R3E; 1875 - SE Corner of SW of the NW 1/4 of Sec 30; 1933 - Lot 6, Block 1 in Duncan and Barten's 2nd Add. to City of Marion, and sale of same in 1941



Winnebago County - none found



Woodford County - none found

	
	
	
	


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