Marengo County names from History of Methodism in Alabama & West Florida 
by Marion Elias Lazenby, 1960
 
1820 - Court House in Linden, Methodist preaching place for years. 
1825 - new Marengo Circuit added to Mississippi Conference
1826 - John Collier, pastor, Marengo Circuit, native VA
1826 - J. G. Jones, "the historian", pastor, Marengo Circuit
1827 - T. S. Abernethy, Marengo Circuit with Jones 
1832 - Daniel B. Barlow, pastor, Marengo Circuit
1832 - Isaac N. Mullins, pastor, Marengo Circuit 
1840 - Linden Circuit formed
1840- J.P. Parham, licensed to preach, Demopolis
1841 - William Moores, pastor, Linden Circuit
1841 - Peter Haskew, pastor, Linden Circuit
1841 - Alonzo J. Kean, pastor, Linden Circuit 
1841 - John Christian Keener, born 7 Feb 1819, d. 1906, licensed to preach 1841, married Mary Anna Spencer 19 May 1842, 
	pastor of Demopolis church 1843 to 1844, elected bishop 1870
1841 Charter members Demopolis church:  Mrs. Allen Glover, Mrs. Benjamin Taliaferro, Miss Martha Taliaferro,
	Mrs. W. D. Lyon, Mrs. Gleason, Thomas Y. Ramsey, Lewis B. McCarty
1845 - W. W. Thomas, pastor, Demopolis
1845 -  E. V. Levert, presiding elder, Demopolis
1845 - J. D. Fisher, pastor, Dayton
1845 - W. J. Ledford, pastor, Dayton
1847 - H. N. McTyeire, Demopolis 
1864 to at least 1866 - John Wesley Rush, presiding elder, Dayton District 
1866 - J. E. Newman, Dayton District, recommended for mission work, established "Villa Americana" in Brazil 1867,
	organized first Methodist church in Brazil 1871
1867 - J. M. Crews, licensed, married Ora Elizabeth Askew, died in Dayton.  Daughter, Miss Clara Hall Crews,
	longtime member at Dayton, died 12 May 1957.
1867-1868  - J. A. McCutchen, presiding elder, Demopolis
1869 - A. H. Mitchell, presiding elder, Demopolis
 "Years before" 1876 - William McAllister, Marengo County "bequeathed to the Alabama Conference a sum of money."
December 7-12, 1898 - L C. Brown, Faunsdale, served as lay member of the 67th Alabama Conference of the M. E. Church
 	South in Greensboro.
December 3-7, 1919 - 88th Conference met at Demopolis

Contributed by Kim Blake


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