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Biography

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

This church was organized in 1808 as the Congregational Church of Williamson. Township boundary changes prompted the new name "First Congregational Church of Marion" by 1825. As a part of the Plan of Union, the church was under the care of the Lyons Presbytery until it fully adopted a Presbyterian governance structure in 1891 when its name changed to "The First Presbyterian Church of Marion." As early as 1835, this church had passed anti-slavery and temperance resolutions making breach of these causes for exclusion from membership.