History of New Hope, Illinois


The Predestinarian Baptist Church was organized in 1836, at the house of Caleb Hedges. The earliest meetings were held at this house, also the Downie School house. Among the original members were Joseph Rogers and wife, John Murphy, B. Lewis, and John Riggs. All the original members are supposed to be dead, except John Riggs. […]

April 30, 2015