Beaverton Branch [RLDS]

congregation #482676

created 2015-09-22 by daniel m. kelty
entity type: Branch
assertion #3734258 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
name: Beaverton Branch
assertion #3734255 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 0%.
started: 1880
assertion #3734254 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 100%. cited in WEAR BROADCLOTH by Dan Kelty
description: Elder James A. Carpenter labored at Beaverton, James A. Carpenter, living in Beaverton, did a good work. Northern district organized at leitch school house. James A. Carpenter writes: BEAVERTON, Editors Herald: Since April conference I have been laboring in Northern Michigan District. I have made several new openings. When we first went to New Sanilac the officers closed the schoolhouse; but part of the people wanted to hear us, so they broke in the schoolhouse and we went in and preached. This was done three times before they gave up. One of the worst opposers was a leader in the Free Methodist Church. He opposed us in every way he could; he went so far that his own class brought him before the church and he was expelled. While preaching. there the people came from another neighborhood and invited me to come and preach. I did so, and baptized two ladies, a mother and daughter. After that I was invited to another neighborhood to preach. I preached three times in their schoolhouse. A man there had a fine grove on his farm, which the Methodists and Baptists had leased to hold camp meetings and picnics. He said to me one day· after meeting, you had better have meetings in my grove, so I appointed meeting, and the Methodists and Baptists notified him we could not have it, but we had it all the same. On July 23 and 24 we held a two-day meeting, Elder John J. Bailey and the writer being the only elders present. We had a grand meeting. Very many are believing in the gospel there. It is .an old settled community, and I am safe to say many of the people believe the gospel. I expect a large in gathering soon; several have said they were going to be baptized. September 18 and 19 a two-day meeting was held at Beaverton, in Gladwin County. Bro. Wellington D. Ellis assisted Brother Cornish with tent work in Cadillac, a few days after which Bro. Peter Price, a young priest from Burdickville, TWo-day meetings were held at Beaverton, and five or six other places; most all were largely attended Beaverton is a new place not yet down on the maps, but here work has been done: Brn. F. C. Smith and J. A. Carpenter being the ones that have bestowed the most labor there. Some additions have been made by members moving in, while some five or six have been baptized. So close has been the opposition at this point that a citizen (not a religionist) being somewhat aroused, offered a building site and some lumber to help build a house
assertion #3734256 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
religion: RLDS
assertion #3734257 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
location: Gladwin County, Michigan, United States
assertion #3714676 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 100%.
location: 43°52'55"N, 84°29'21"W
assertion #3720695 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
see also: Cornish
assertion #3711676 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%.