History of the Salem Association
of Regular (Primitive) Baptists
of Illinois

The Salem Association was organized October 17, 1835, by thirteen churches, eleven of which were dismissed from the Spoon River Association for that purpose; the other two were newly constituted. They were: Middle Creek (Hancock County), Mill Creek (Adams County), New Bethel (Adams County), New Harmony (Hancock County), New Salem (Adams County), New Providence (Adams County), Bear Creek (Adams County), Mt. Pleasant (Brown County), Crooked Creek (Schuyler County), New Salem (Pike County), North Fork of McKee's Creek (Brown County), Providence (Hancock County) and Providence (Pike County). Early ministers were Elders William Bradley, Thomas H. Owen, Jacob Castlebury, Micajah B. Rowland, Joel G. Williams, George Walker, and others.

Resolution Passed by the Salem Association in 1835

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