THE ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN CHURCH
The First Church of Sangamon County, Illinois
Organized May 15 1820
This book consists of the records from eleven of the original record books from the church, plus some information on some families of the church.† Each of the eleven books are different in size, condition, and type of record, but each one has the names of many of our early settlers and their descendants, so we are very fortunate indeed to have located them.
Many of the names of the people are misspelled and some of the other words, too, but we are printing these records just as they are spelled in the books.† The more I have worked with these books, the more precious they have become, even with the misspellings.† The people have come alive for me, and I really feel like that I knew each one of them.
Bible is spelled Bibel sometimes--Holy Scriptures spelled Holey Scriptures--gone is spelled gon in many instances, etc.
Special notation to a few items that will correct or
add to what has already been published in several
Many thanks to all who have contributed information and their time for the compilation of this book.† Contributors are listed in the back of the book.
Eileen Lynch Gochanour