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(Based on the chart published in the 1956 Detroit Conference journal, pp. 204-205.  Although that list reports that “All Records of the First Eleven Conferences Were Destroyed”, some records in the Conference archives have allowed partial data on those meetings to be added.  Where possible, more complete versions of the names of Conference Presidents and Secretaries have been added.  This conference was created from the Michigan Conference in 1858 and continued until it merged back into the Michigan Conference in 1905.)

 

No.

 

DATE

 

PLACE

 

PRESIDENT

 

SECRETARY

 

Conf. Members

 

Church Members

1

Oct. 8, 1858

Rice Creek

Silas F. Hale

William Curtis

29

933

2

Sep. 27, 1859

LaGrange, IN

Homer H. Hulbert

William Curtis

30

 

3

Sep. 25, 1860

Hickory Corners

Beniah Bayn

Thomas New

36

 

4

Sep. 24, 1861

West Prairie

Alexander Acheson

James Hazzard

 

 

5

Oct. 2, 1862

Hawpatch, IN

Silas F. Hale

Joel H. Holmes

 

1,106

6

Oct. 1, 1863

Lockport

Barnum B. Newell

Joel H. Holmes

 

1,029

7

Oct. 5, 1864

Rice Creek

Barnum B. Newell

Joel H. Holmes

36

961

8

Sep. 27, 1865

Comstock

William Bentley

Joel H. Holmes

37

 

9

Oct. 3, 1866

West Prairie

Levi Mills

Homer H. Hulbert

28

819

10

Oct. 1, 1867

Lockport

Levi Mills

Joel H. Holmes

32

1,080

11

Oct. 14, 1868

Comstock

Silas F. Hale

J. Clinton Gibson

28

1.215

12

Sep. 29, 1869

North Hudson

Silas F. Hale

J. Clinton Gibson

33

1,364

13

Sep. 27, 1870

Porter

John Kost

John J. Bunnell

33

1,632

14

Sep. 26, 1871

Lockport

John Kost

Whitney Hough

40

1,589

15

Sep. 24, 1872

Concord

John Kost

Whitney Hough

44

1,321

16

Sep. 24, 1873

Albion

Ambrose Abbott

J. C. Cromack

45

1,423

17

Sep. 22, 1874

Hickory Corners

Ambrose Abbott

Lafayette Hutt

47

1,573

18

Sep. 21, 1875

Porter

Ambrose Abbott

Lafayette Hutt

49

1,277

19

Sep. 19, 1876

Three Rivers

William D. Tomkinson

Lafayette Hutt

40

1,368

20

Sep. 18, 1877

Bainbridge

William D. Tomkinson

Lafayette Hutt

46

1,532

21

Sep. 17, 1878

Miller Church

William D. Tomkinson

Lafayette Hutt

48

1,834

22

Oct. 7, 1879

Lansing

William D. Tomkinson

Lafayette Hutt

47

 

23

Sep. 21, 1880

Hawpatch, IN

William D. Tomkinson

Charles P. Goodrich

42

1,697

24

Sep. 27, 1881

Three Rivers

Lafayette Hutt

Charles P. Goodrich

42

1,232

25

Sep. 19, 1882

Rice Creek

Charles P. Goodrich

Lafayette Hutt

 

1,412

26

Sep. 19, 1883

LaGrange, IN

Charles P. Goodrich

Bela Post

38

1,306

27

Sep. 17, 1884

Concord

Lorenzo D. Abbott

Charles P. Goodrich

46

1,268

28

Sep. 22, 1885

Barryville

Lorenzo D. Abbott

Charles P. Goodrich

45

1,239

29

Sep. 21, 1886

Hickory Corners

Samuel Reeves

Charles P. Goodrich

37

1,278

30

Sep. 20, 1887

Ainger

Lorenzo D. Abbott

Charles P. Goodrich

39

1,296

31

Sep. 18, 1888

Corey

William D. Tomkinson

Charles P. Goodrich

31

1,291

32

Sep. 24, 1889

LaGrange, IN

William D. Tomkinson

Charles P. Goodrich

33

 

33

Aug. 26, 1890

Dimondale

John R. Stevenson

Charles P. Goodrich

32

1,128

34

Sep. 15, 1891

Three Rivers

Lafayette Dodds

Charles P. Goodrich

33

1,144

35

Sep. 27, 1892

East Carmel

Lafayette Dodds

Charles P. Goodrich

32

1,242

36

Sep. 19, 1893

Bradley

Lafayette Dodds

Clarence L. Ellis

42

1,308

37

Sep. 25, 1894

Wakelee

Lafayette Dodds

Clarence L. Ellis

42

1,576

38

Aug. 20, 1895

Ainger

Samuel M. Johnson

Clarence L. Ellis

37

1,718

39

Aug. 18, 1896

Lansing

Alonzo. Smith

Clarence L. Ellis

42

1,696

40

Aug. 17, 1897

Harmony Chapel

Alonzo Smith

Clarence L. Ellis

43

1,532

41

Sep. 20, 1898

Three Rivers

Alonzo Smith

Clarence L. Ellis

38

1,416

42

Sep. 19, 1899

Eaton Rapids

Clarence L. Ellis

John A. Moray

36

1,287

43

Sep. 19, 1900

Lansing

Clarence L. Ellis

John A. Moray

34

1,325

44

Sep. 17, 1901

LaGrange, IN

Clarence L. Ellis

Fred A. Perry

32

1,181

45

Aug. 26, 1902

Midland Park

Clarence L. Ellis

Henry S. Shrauger

27

1,228

46

Aug. 25, 1903

Midland Park

Clarence L. Ellis

Henry S. Shrauger

25

1,228

47

Sep. 6, 1904

Barryville

John A. Moray

Henry S. Shrauger

25

1,134