When speaking with relatives about family history, I am often told to keep this piece of information between you, me and the gate post. Respecting sensibilities, I will share my family stories entwine with historical events from Copiah, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties, Mississippi, from gate post to gate post.
The church was built in 1868 in the town of Rodney, Jefferson County, MS. Members of my family lived near Rodney, which in its early days was a flourishing river town. Today, Rodney is a struggling ghost town. The church was moved to Grand Gulf Military State Park in 1983. It has been restored to its original condition.