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Calcasieu Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church South records

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Calcaseiu Circuit record book [typescript]



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ID: LACUMC/02/1992-146

Primary Creator: Sanders, Joel (1814-1883)

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1992. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Methodist Episcopal Church, South--Louisiana Conference.

Forms of Material: Church records and registers--Louisiana.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records contain administrative reports about the activities of Methodist Episcopal Church South congregations within the Opelousas District located in southwest Louisiana.  These congregations include: Calcasieu Camp Ground, Dry Creek, Grand Chenier Mission, Harvards, Hickory Flat, Lacassine, Lake Charles, Mill Creek, Reeves Settlement, Smith’s Settlement, and Sugar Town.

The administrative reports contain information about the spiritual condition of congregations, the religious instruction of children, financial matters, and information about baptisms and membership.  Specific individuals identified in the volume include church administrators and a list of all members belonging to the Calcasieu Circuit in 1859.  In a few instances, members are identified upon baptism or death.  Also included are Grand Chenier Mission reports drafted by Joel Sanders.

This is a typescript from the original manuscript volume.

Biographical Note

Rev. Joel Sanders (1814-1883) was born in Concordia Parish, Louisiana.  He was an itinerant Methodist minister who served congregations in Mississippi and Louisiana from 1836 to 1863.  In 1865, he moved to Cherokee County, Texas, where he died in 1883.

He served the following appointments in Mississippi and Louisiana (some dates are approximate): Concordia circuit (1837), Raleigh circuit (1838), Lake Washington circuit (1839-1840), Natchitoches circuit (1841), Caddo circuit (1842-1843), Natchitoches circuit (1844), D’Arbonne circuit (1845), Minden circuit (1847), Red River circuit (1849), Bossier circuit (1850), Jackson circuit (1851), Presiding Elder Shreveport district (1852), Presiding Elder Monroe and Ouachita districts (1853-1856), Grand Chenier mission (1859-1860), and Calcasieu circuit (1861-1863).

In 1840, Sanders married Elizabeth Mumford.  His second marriage was to Eunice H. Ashley in 1867.

Subject/Index Terms

Methodist Episcopal Church, South--Louisiana Conference.

Administrative Information

Repository: Centenary College of Louisiana | Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Physical Access Note: There are no physical access limitations.

Technical Access Note: There are no technical access limitations.

Acquisition Source: Rosie Newhouse

Acquisition Method: Transfer.

Appraisal Information: All materials in this collection are appraised as retain permanently.

Related Materials: Sugar Town Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church South (Beauregard Parish, La.) records.  Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Preferred Citation: Calcasieu Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church South records.  Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections, Shreveport, Louisiana.


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