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St. Clair County Missouri



PLEASANT HILL CHURCH, Disciples of Christ
Doyal Township

Portion of Early History from Christian Churches of
St. Clair County - Durl Barnett Collection:


This Christian body, organized in 1852,is the oldest church in the county. A $400 house was
built in 1861. The church moved to Pleasant Valley in 1892. The first house burned in 1921
and a new house was built.

Pleasant Valley Families:
Baker, Bishop, Brissey, Coleman
Crouch, Ellis, Francis, Gregg
Heare, Keller, Lines, Langdon
Ozburn, Pace, Peyton
Putman, Yerke


History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, 1883:

This church was organized in 1852, on section 36, township 37, range 26.

The original members were: William Dudley and wife, James Dudley and wife, Thomas Piper
and wife, Mrs. McMinn, S.S. Stearnes and wife, George Preston and wife, Mrs. Stewart
and Thomas Hester and wife.

A frame church building was built in 1861 at a cost of $400.

Its pastors were Revs. H.A. Speed, B.D. Smith, See Byba, E.P. Belshe, G.W. Phillips,
W.W. Warren, W.C. Blalock and Elder Cropper.

Submitted by Mary Zeiler