Cumberland Presbyterian Church (By 1883-?)

Northeast of California


From Goodspeed's 1889 History of Cole, Moniteau, etc Counties, Missouri:

The Cumberland Presbyterian building seven miles northeast of California, near Eldorado schoolhouse, was opened in July, 1883, Rev. G. L. Mood, of Clinton, preaching.


From the August 2, 1883 California Democrat:

Agreeable to announcement Dr. G. L. Moade, of Clinton, delivered the dedicatory sermon at the opening of the new Cumberland Presbyterian Church just completed, some 7 miles northeast of California, on the California and Marion road near Eldorado school house. The substance of his discourse was based on 2 Chronicles, Chapter 7, 16th verse: "For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever, and mine eyes and mine host shall be there perpetually." The sermon was said to be an excellent discourse. A large assemblage was present, not more than half of the ladies being able to secure seats in the church. Dr. Moade has partially promised to deliver a sermon in California before his return home.


Dr. Granville L. Moad's biography can be viewed here. He was a native of Cole County, Missouri, son of James and Rebecca Panley Moad. G. L. Moad served in the Mexican War, became a Presbyterian minister and an oculist (eye doctor).


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