Beckville Church Register, 1857-1960 | East Texas Research Center

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ID: B/107

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Subjects: Church records and registers -- Texas, East, Methodist Church -- Texas, East

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Register of names and when they were received by the Beckville Church (Panola County), 1857-1899, 1903-1906, pastors, 1885-1898, deaths 1889-1891, baptisms 1889-1890, 1906, and marriages 1888-1890. Includes register of members of Ebenezar Church, 1903-1904, Mt. Pisgah Church, 1903-1904, Rehobeth Church, 1904-1906, Allison's Chapel (Panola County), 1903-1906

Collection Historical Note

The first Methodist worship services for area pioneers were conducted in 1844, when the region was served as part of the San Augustine Circuit. The first pastor for the church, known originally as Liberty Chapel, was the Rev. Jeff Shook. Services were held in a community meetinghouse until 1874, when members constructed the first sanctuary. With a history dating to the Republic of Texas and before the formal organization of Beckville, the church remains an important institution to the community and the county.

(Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986, Texas Historical Commission. Online, http://www.historicmarkers.com/Texas/Panola_County_Texas/Beckville_United_Methodist_Church__TX10817/ [accessed January 11, 2008].

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Church records and registers -- Texas, East
Methodist Church -- Texas, East


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