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Church of Christ (Brewsterites)



The Church of Christ (Brewsterites) (1849-1851) was a schismatic church part of the Latter Day Saint movement.

The Church of Christ (Brewsterites) was founded in 1849 by James C. Brewster and Hazen Aldrich, when they returned to Kirtland, Ohio after the death of Joseph Smith. After declaring that he had received a revelation to establish the headquarters of the church in a place called "Bashan" in the Rio Grande Valley, Brewster led his followers on a wagon train expedition. On the way, disagreements arose, and most of his followers went to California. Brewster eventually went to California as well, and the church was never reestablished.

Citation:, via WWW, April 17, 2020 (founded in 1849 by Brewster and Aldrich; Brewster and Aldrich returned to Kirtland; Brester claimed revelation to establish church in Bashan in the Rio Grande Valley; expedition to the Rio Grande Valley; disagreements arose and most settled in California; church was never reorganized).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Isaac H. Bishop letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230343821]
Identifier: MSS 116
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter and a typescript of the item. The letter is addressed to "Dear Brother and Sister" and dated 3 May 1849. Bishop writes about family matters and quotes from the second book of Esdras dealing with the end of the world.

Dates: 1849 May 3