I am looking for birth confirmation for Hill Eldridge Bates. According to written family histories, he was born in Williams County, OH on November 25, 1854 (his headstone lists Nov 25, 1858.) For the 1850 census his parents, Eldridge and Susan (Barr) Bates, were living in Morrow County, OH. By 1860, they were in Williams County, in North West Township. Hill was two.
I know this is too early for required birth records, but I am wondering about church records. In 1870, Susan was very active in the United Brethren Church in WI. Was there a United Brethren in North West? If not, what churches would have been convenient to them? I don't have a street name, but the post office was Lake Nellie.