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From: BoatKitten <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish-D Digest V98 #300
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 00:14:31 EST
In a message dated 98-03-29 13:33:54 EST, writes:
<< During the 19th Century more and more Methodist Societies started to
administrer the sacraments in their own chapels. They began to keep baptism
registers, and later marriage registers. A few chapels had graveyards and
they kep burial registers. It was the Minister's (Itinerant's) job to keep
these registers. Where local chapels were small a "Circuit Register" was
kept and the minister took it around with him when he did a christening.
One of my ancestors was a Methodist Circuit rider... His family remained in
Alabama but he and his son were killed in Arkansas during the Civil War. I
always wondered if he was a Circuit rider with the troops? Or had his own
places to travel to.
Another son was a Captain, and was killed in Chicamauga 6 months later.
(Poor mom in Alabama out-lived 7 of her children - only 3 survived)
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