William Henry Bohannon was, I think the first preacher in that new church ( Methodist ) building ( referring to McLean County Pictorial History ). An interesting story about him: His brother (Abraham Bohannon) was the local saloon owner. One night WH the preacher got into a gunfight in the saloon and killed a man who picked on him. The man had been drinking too much The preacher ( WH ) was put on trial and acquitted due to self-defense. We have this story from 2-3 old timers (who may have died by now) but have no written confirmation
Submitted by Paul Bohannon.