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Mount Moriah Church

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Date: 1842 to 1875
Location: Newton County, Mississippi, United Statesmap
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Mount Moriah Presbyterian Church was organized in 1842 by the Reverends Jacob Rickhow and John H. Gray. The church was located in the "lower part of Newton County, about five miles from the Vicksburg and Meridian Railroad."[1] At first the church was a branch of the Mount Rose Church, and Dr. J. N. Waddel was the pastor.[1]


The church began with only ten members. Judge Thompson and H. McFarland were the first elders. The ministers included: Revs. J. B. Adams, T. D. King, T. McRea, Robert Bell, W. C. Emerson, S. J. Bingham, J. D. West, and J. W. Moseley.[1] Later, the membership rose to sixty-five or seventy members.


In 1875, the church was disorganized, and from its members three new churches were formed: Lawrence, Newton, and Garlandsville. By 1883, the original church building was in ruins.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Mount Moriah," South-Western Presbyterian (New Orleans, Louisiana), Thursday 8 March 1883, page 1, column 3. Newspapers.com : accessed 25 September 2018.

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