Baptist Histories. John M. Peck

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      "Thus began his Western career. July 25, 1817, he set out, with his wife and three children, in a covered wagon, upon the long journey of 1200 miles to his field of labor, and on the 1st of December reached St. Louis."

      Two things deprived Missouri Baptists of the most valuable records of the early periods of our history in this State. One was a fire in the Peck home that destroyed most of his great collection of early records and his carefully preserved library of printed documents. The other was the reckless destruction of his journals, by a thoughtless custodian of the Mercantile Library of St. Louis, who, thinking they were worthless, burned them. - J. C. Maple.

John Mason Peck

Biography of John Mason Peck
The Baptist Encyclopedia

Rev. John Mason Peck, D. D.
Missouri Baptist Biography
By Joseph C. Maple

John Mason Peck
Frontier Baptist Missionary
Missouri Encyclopedia

John M. Peck
Early American Baptist Missionary
By Henry C. Vedder, 1907

John M. Peck, Early Missouri Missionary
A History of the Baptists in Missouri
By R. S. Duncan, 1882

John M. Peck meets Daniel Parker, 1822
Frontier Missionary vs. Anti-Missionary

Rev. John M. Peck's First Journey
Through Kentucky in 1817

Elder Peck's Removal to Illinois
History of the Baptists of Illinois
By Edward P. Brand

Below are the articles on this site written by J. M. Peck.

The Baptists:
Regular, Separate and United

Biography of Jesse L. Holman

Early Illinois Baptist History

Illinois United Baptist Association

Early Indiana Baptist History

Kentucky Baptist History

Early Mississippi Baptist History

Baptists of the Mississippi Valley

Early Missouri Baptist History

Boone's Lick Country, Missouri, and Early Baptists There

A Biography of Jeremiah Vardeman
Frontier KY & MO Baptist Preacher

Baptist Biographies
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