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Guide to the Three Pioneer Preachers Article Collection. 1955.

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Collection Summary

Title Three Pioneer Preachers Article Collection
Dates 1955
Extent 1 folder
Language  Materials are in English.
Collection ID 2010.069
Abstract This collection contains a large article entitled "Sketches of Three Pioneer Preachers: Elder Ezekiel Evans, Elder Cyrus Holt, Elder P. D. West and The Religious Work of Their Descendants." The work was authored by John W. West, and was published in Lynchburg, VA in 1955. The article sketches these three men and their prominence in church affairs throughout Virginia and Delaware. Elder Ezekiel Evans was responsible for the creation of the Mt. Zion Christian Church in Sussex County, DE. The congregation then expanded into Ocean View, and Wilmington. 
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Historical Note

Elder Ezekiel Evans was born in the Baltimore Hundred of Sussex County, DE in 1829. He emigrated to Illinois in 1854 with his family, and returned after the American Civil War and founded the Mt. Zion Christian Church before returning again to Illinois in 1872. Elder Cyrus Holt was the first Delaware preacher to minister in the new church, and henceforth was the first minister of the Mt. Zion Church until his death in 1952. Painter Dallas West was initially of a secular background, but after his wife's death began to read the New Testament and began to preach to local households. West was also involved with the building of multiple churches in the Delaware area and upon his death in 1937 was considered by many to be the father of the church on the Eastern Shore.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a large article entitled "Sketches of Three Pioneer Preachers: Elder Ezekiel Evans, Elder Cyrus Holt, Elder P. D. West and The Religious Work of Their Descendants." The work was authored by John W. West, and was published in Lynchburg, VA in 1955. The article sketches these three men and their prominence in church affairs throughout Virginia and Delaware. Elder Ezekiel Evans was responsible for the creation of the Mt. Zion Christian Church in Sussex County, DE. The congregation then expanded into Ocean View, and Wilmington.

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Organization and Arrangement

 

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Nabb Research Center holds literary rights only for material created by Nabb Center personnel working on official behalf of the Nabb Center, or for material which was given to the Nabb Center with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

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Related Material

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Index Terms

These records are indexed under the following headings in the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture catalog. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.



Personal Names:

  Elder Ezekiel Evans, Elder Cyrus Holt, Elder P. D. West

Corporate Names:

Geographic Subjects:

 Sussex County, Ocean View, and Wilmington

Topic Subjects:

 Church, Religion

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Administrative Information

Acquisition and Custody Information

Unknown.  Found in archive.

Preferred Citation

Three Pioneer Preachers Article Collection, Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University.

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Container List

1 | 1    Photocopied pamphlet entitled "Sketches of Three Pioneer Preachers"

 



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