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Michigan

By Rev. S. N. Griffith

exploring a wild territory with only here and there a sparsely settled territory, seeking to save the souls for whom Christ died, established preaching at the following places, viz : at Bron-son, now Kalamazoo, Goodrich Prairie, Comstock, Tolen Prairie, now Galesburg, Grand and Genesee Prairies, Climax and Cobb's Corners, and Judge Harrison's corners on Prairie Ronde, Longwells on the south side Of the prairie, Harris' Prairie, (now Three Rivers), Little Prairie Ronde, Decatur, Young's Prairie, Diamond Lake, Cassopolis, Lagrange and Poka-gon Prairies, Albrights, Hunters, in the bend of the St. Joseph River above Berrien, and at the mouth of the St. Joseph River, Beardsley Prairie, Edwardsburg and Indianfields, twenty-five in all, so arranged as to enable him to reach them all once in four weeks. He found a class at Gull Prairie, among whom was Bro. S. Boyls, who afterwards became a preacher in the Wesleyan connection, and wife and others. Tolen Prairie, now Galesburg, Jabez Rogers, leader, his wife and others; Gen-esee Prairie, consisting of Elias Cooly, leader, and wife, who were the parents of Rev. Elias Cooly, Jr., who is now a member of the Michigan >v Annual Conference, William Patterson and wife and two daughters, Jane and Rebecca, and others; on Gourdneck or East Prairie, Joshua Duncan, leader, and Polly Duncan his wife, Ruth Lord and others, among whom Were Samuel Lord, now deceased, and his mother, Ruth Lord, who now, 1878, l

EARLY HISTORY OF METHODISM


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