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 Delaware County, Iowa  

 Church & Religious Directory



 Baptist Church History in Northeastern Iowa

(Covering Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties)



Delaware County



Rev. Nash


Rev. Ira Blanchard died in California about 1852. He was settled in Delaware county, Iowa, as early as 1844. He was instrumental in organizing the church at Cascade and labored there and in Delaware county until 1850, when he went to the Pacific coast here he died. He organized the first Delaware Church Delaware county in 1844.      

Rev. John Jackson died at McGregor, Iowa, in 1867. He was born in England. About 1852 he became pastor of the English Baptist church at Agra, East Indies, and continued five years. His health becoming impaired he left Asia and came to America. He was for six years pastor of the West Baptist church at Milwaukee, and then removed to McGregor, Iowa. After serving one year as pastor of the church here he went back to India and settled at Alahabad. But feeble health soon led him to return to this country and to the bosom of his friends at McGregor, where he “peacefully departed this life to enter into the joy of his lord.” His friends at Milwaukee claimed the honor of his remains and he is buried at that place.
Deacon George M. Colgate of McGregor died full of faith and good works. He was clerk of the Turkey River Association for several years, and was an unusually intelligent and devoted Christian and church member. Brother Colgate was converted when thirteen years of age and baptized by the Late Wm. R. Williams, D. D., being the first candidate baptized into the fellowship of the Amity Street Baptist Church of New York City, of which Dr. Williams remained pastor until his death over fifty years.
Sister Elizabeth S. Aitchison, wife of Rev. J. Y. Aitchison, died in October 1860. Her maiden name was Frazee. She was born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She was baptized in Davenport by Rev. E. M. Miles, about 1854. Was married about 1857. “Had lived for six years a highly consistent Christian life, and for three years and eight months a loving spouse and helpmeet to her bereaved husband.” Her end was peace.

Lieut. Samuel Bates, 21st Regiment Iowa Volunteers, son of Rev. John Bates, “was mortally wounded on the memorable 22nd of May 1863 at Vicksburg, and died in a few days.

Mrs. Williams, wife of Rev. John Williams, one of the early Missionaries of the Convention died in 1964

~ source: Historical sketches of Iowa Baptists,  Mitchell, S. H., Burlington, Iowa: Burdette Co., 1886, 537 pgs.  Page 333 – 344

~ Transcribed by: Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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