From: "Sharon George"
Subject: Rutland Church
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 05:57:06 -0600

Al Brown told me that wanted some information on the old brethern church. I have some.  My great grandparents were, James Best and Elizabeth Shampnor. My great great grandmother, Mercy Shampnor and Amanda Best, a daughter of James and Elizabeth are buried there and some aunts and uncles too.

I checked out the church and its history because of them.  One of the church's founders, James joined the church in January of 1857 and remained faithful until his death, over a period of forty-two years.

I took some pictures of the inside. James was one of Rutland's first settlers in the 1840's.  He was a blacksmith there.

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