Bay Port Branch [RLDS]

congregation #482674

created 2015-09-22 by daniel m. kelty
entity type: Branch
assertion #3734246 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
name: Bay Port Branch
assertion #3734243 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 0%.
started: 1887
assertion #3734242 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%. cited in WEAR BROADCLOTH by Dan kelty
description: In the latter portion of 1886 John J. Cornish opened up the work in Bay Port A two-day meeting held at Bay Port February 9 and 10, among young members, was a grand success. Brn. E. Day Bennett, Francis C. Smith, William Dowker, Robert E. Grant, and others of the young ministers were present; also Elder Levi Phelps, who had the charge of the meetings. During the middle of February Mr. Tanner and his wife (who was also a member of the same church) were both baptized into the Latter Day Saints' Church. Their son Ernest, a schoolteacher, also was baptized into the church a little later; all three good and consistent members. February 8 I left that place to attend a two-day meeting at Bay Port, and from there I went to Caseville. Of all the towns that I have labored in, it is the worst. I have my doubts about Sodom and Gomorrah being any worse. While I was baptizing there the people were very disorderly, and the language used by both men and women would truly astonish you. On last Wednesday morning we had a confirmation and testimony meeting, and the Spirit was with us in power, and by prophecy we were warned that persecution was coming upon us. On the evening of that day I was preaching in Bro. James Burwell's house, and when I had spoken about fifteen minutes there came crashing through the window where I stood an iron of two or three pounds' weight. It was undoubtedly intended for me, as I stood in front of the window, and about two and a half feet from it, and the party that threw the missile was near enough to remove a wire screen from the window before he threw it. There was a light curtain before it, but not sufficient to prevent the iron performing the mission upon which it was sent; but the Lord's power was manifested and it dropped to the floor between me and the window. In a few minutes I succeeded in getting the people seated again and finished my discourse, while two or three of our brethren officiated as guard outside. —Saints' Herald, vol. 36, p. 184. Brother Bear baptized two while at Bay Port. Bay port opened up in 1887 with over 100 coming from that branch. John a grant, david e dowker. Two days' meetings were held at Bay Port in October, and Brinton, September 5 and 6. Both were well attended, and all enjoyed life.
assertion #3734244 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
religion: RLDS
assertion #3734245 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
location: Huron County, Michigan, United States
assertion #3714674 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 100%.
location: 43°51'6"N, 83°21'32"W
assertion #3720693 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
see also: Cornish
assertion #3711674 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%.