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Title: Universalists
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Those believing in the universal salvation of all mankind have never been very numerous in Warren county, at least the church records do not show that they have succeeded long in maintaining their societies. About 1833 the Universalist people organized a church society and occupied a school house in conjunction with the Methodists, which denomination was formed into a class at about the same date at Independence. While holding revival services in the public school house, the plans somewhat interfered with the holding of Universalist services, and no little bitterness was the result. The school director, Daniel Moffitt, a just and wise official, decided that the Universalists should have the right to occupy the building as the arrangements had been previously made, and they did.

In West Lebanon, in 1879, the Universalists erected a church building costing one thousand two hundred dollars. At that time the society had a membership of fifteen. Rev. Grandy was then pastor. The sect has not made much advancement in the county, nor in most sections of the Union, of recent years.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001289
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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