The below "Sketches" were published in 1902 and includes biographies on the men who originally founded the Congregational Methodist Church. Also published in this web is "The Origins and Early History of the Congregational Methodist Church" which is a more detailed record of the early church.
THE FOUNDERS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCH by Rolfe Hunt Editor of The Watchman, General Organ of the Congregational Methodist Church. Published 1902, Milner, Georgia (File submitted by Jane Newton)
Preface The Sketches herein presented were written in 1902, the Semi-Centennial year of Congregational Methodism.They appear in The Watchman as found here and proved to be of interest not only to Congregational Methodist, but to others interested in holy character and the developments of Church history.In response to a demand, we put these sketches in this more permanent form, trusting they may be helpful to every reader.In a subsequent booklet we hope to dwell more fully upon the principles for which these noble and distinguished men stood so heroically.The twelve who met together in 1852 to inaugurate the Congregational Methodist Church, we add a few who were prominent in helping to develop the polity of the denomination.THE AUTHOR
I.William L. Fambro, President of first meeting Pages 4-7 II.Rev. Absolom Ogletree Pages 8-10 III.Rev. William Harper Graham Pages 12-15 IV.President George W. Todd Pages 16-19 V.James M. Fleming Pages 20-22 IV.Travis Ivey Page 23 VIIElbert Jones Banks Pages 24-27 VIIIJackson G. Bush Pages 28-29 IX.Rev. Hiram Phinazee Pages 30-37 XMickleberry Merritt Pages 38-41 XIRobinson Fambro Pages 42-43 XIIJohn Flynt Page 44 Appendix Page 45 J. F. N. Huddleston, D. D. Pages 46-49 Hon. Lazarus J. Jones Pages 50-53 Francis Marion Hunt Page 54-57