Madison County, Iowa

CHURCH HISTORIES

This section contains histories of various churches in Madison County with an emphasis on the people who founded them and made up the early congregations.  Contributions to this section would be greatly appreciated by the County Co-Coordinators.

 

CHURCH OF CHRIST - ORD*

This church was organized about the middle of December, 1853, by Elder Irvin Walton Gordon, at the log house of Joseph Brinson which stood on the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 9, Lincoln Township. Those who united themselves together as a band of Christians on this occasion were: Irvin W. Gordon and wife, Sarah; Caleb Clark and 
wife, Ruth; William I. Gordon and wife, Sarah; Joseph Brinson and wife, Rebecca; Israel Miller and wife, Cynthia; William Bird and wife, Sarah; Nancy Jane Gordon, Martha Gordon, James Farris, Sr. Among those who preached for the congregation the first few years were Elders Washington Short, Gill, N.E. Corey, James Rhodes, J. P. Roach and Noah. Services were held the first years usually at the homes of the members and occasionally in the old log courthouse, when not used by others. There is a church in the Ord neighborhood that is well attended.

*From "The History of Madison County & Its People," 1915

 

 

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