BRETHREN-L ArchivesArchiver > BRETHREN > 1998-11 > 0910793877
Subject: Re: Missouri COB Research
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 09:17:57 -0500
Do you know if there is a Web site for The Historical Society in
Thanks for the info as very little bit helps.
Talk soon :), Bonnie Layman Lair
On Fri, 6 Nov 1998 10:29:01 EST writes:
>I have a borrowed copy of the 1964 book "History of the Church of
>Brethren District of Southern Missouri and Arkansas," which, alas, is
>indexed. I skimmed several chapters but didn't find your John Lair
>Minutes of District meeting of the Southern District of Missouri for
>lists the 57 ministers, aparently copied from "Brethren Family
>1880. John Lair is listed from Humansville, Polk County.
>I didn't find his name under the entry for Oak Grove. However, I note
>the Oak Grove church was formerly parta of the Osceola Congregation,
>listed as Brush Creek. "The Oak Grove area may have continued under
>Creek name for a time, but as that stream was distant from the church,
>church site was surrounded by a fine Oak grove, that was the
>chosen for it.
>"The Oak Grove Church was located in St. Clair County and was
>organized into a
>separate congregation in 1894...The organization took place 12 miles
>Osceola and eight miles west of Collins at the church house...The
>had been built in 1892...."
>A quote under "Mission Points" mentions (apparently 1884) that Bro.
>Polk County "so far as known he is the only brother in Polk
>Apprently the arrival of the railroadin the early 1880's brought some
>Brethren. Bolivar Church was in Polk County and apparently was short
>not reporting to District Meeting 1896-1898, and dropped by 1900 from
>Sorry I didn't find anything more helpful. The State Historical
>Missouri, on the MU Campus here in Columbia, maintains copies of old
>newspapers and could perhaps furnish you with an obituary for John B.
>I believe they also have indexes to some of the county cemetery
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Thanks, Bonnie Layman Lair
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