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Historical Marker:

Barton Warren Stone


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Location:
McKean Family Farm, McKean Road, South Jacksonville,
Coordinates:
No coordinates identified
Dedication Date:
05/22/2005
Dedication By:
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary and the Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Barton Warren Stone (1772-1844)

A leading figure of the 19th-century "Stone-Campbell" Restoration movement, Barton Warren Stone owned and lived on this farm from 1838 to 1844. Stone advocated the unity of all Christians, served as an educator and church planter, and published The Christian Messenger, a leading journal of its day. Seeking a location free of slavery, in 1834 he moved from Kentucky to Jacksonville where he founded Central Christian Church.

Many Christian churches have their origin in the Stone-Campbell movement. Stone died in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1844, and was buried on this farm. In 1847, his body was moved to the Cane Ridge church cemetery near Paris, Kentucky.

Sponsored by Lincoln Christian College and Seminary and the Illinois State Historical Society.

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