Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
1859-1896, n.d.
One Folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein, February 2013


Organizational History:

The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was founded on January 1, 1863 in Marion County, Indiana. There were thirteen founding members and two elders elected to the church that day. The church is still active and holding services in Indianapolis.

Information Found within Collection
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. (n.d.). Retrieved February 20, 2013, from

Scope and Content:

The collection contains photocopies of letters that center on the formation of the Mount Pleasant Baptist church in Decatur Township, Indiana. Included in the letters are the transfers of church membership, agreements for the construction of church buildings, reports and greetings, member lists, and a religious poem.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

2/26/1859 Letter transferring member ship for Mary Hall to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church from Regular Baptist Church, Danville (Hendricks Co.)
12/26/1859 Article of Agreement  for the Building of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
6/7/1860 Receipt of payment to James V. Barnet for the completion of the construction of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
12/6/1862 Document listing members of Little Eagle Creek Baptist Church, Marion County
1/1/1863 Agreement re: formal organization of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
5/21/1864 Letter transferring membership for Delila Doyle from Salem Regular Baptist, Madison County to Mount Pleasant Baptist
3/4/1871 Letter transferring membership for Elizabeth Jones from 1st Baptist Church, Dayton, Ohio to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
10/20/1872 Religious Poem written by Martin C. Fulk for Zimri E. Barnett
8/8/1896 Report and greeting from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to the Central Association meeting, Lebanon, Indiana
7/28/???? Report and greeting from Mount Pleasant Baptist to Enon Association meeting

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 Folder
Collection Dates: 1859-1896, n.d.
Provenance:  R. Byron Bird; copy 3/10/1977
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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