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UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH MINUTES

Spartanburg County, S. C.

Unity Baptist Church was Constituted August 14th 1818 by Elders Thomas Greer, Nathan Langston & Thomas Westhers.

We the Baptist Church of Christ at Unity holding the guilt of original sin by the fall, Justification by the imputed righteousness of Chirst, final perserverence of the saints in Grace, the resurrection from the dead, and final Judgment, believers [in] Baptism by immersion, adopt the following rules.

1st Members are reciev’d into Church fellowship by experience, Baptism by Immersion, and by letter –

2nd Each member [is] to attend Church meeting once a month & on the neglect twice to be call’d to account, especially the males –

3rd the Minister is the moderator in all Church meetings, in case of [his] absence the Church to church to choose another --

4th when diversity of opinion takes place on any subject that of a majority should be reciev’d

5th the Deacons duty is to receive any contributions made by the members, or any other person, for the support of the Gospel, or the expence of the Communion table, and also to collect any [illegible word] that may be on any subscription they hold –

6th no Member shall move out of the bounds of the Church without first applying for a letter of dismission, nor leave Church meeting without leave of the Church –

7th all members preent at Sacramental seasons shall take their seats, unless some matters of dealings unsettled prevent

8th members who have been suspended or excommunicated giving satisfactory evidence of their repentance, are to be reciev’d into full fellowship of the Church

9th let each member abstain from evil company, as much as their worldly business will admit of

10th any motion made and spoken to in time of Conference, the member that speaks Shall rise & address the Moderator, and but one speak at a time

11th the moderator shall be entitled to the same liberty of speech as any other member, provided he appoint some other Member to his seat while he is speaking –

the record of our procedure while an arm of Friendship [Baptist] Church [1819-1820], and for the first year after our Constitution not being in possession brings me under the necessity of starting at the date below -- John Brewton, C.C.

July 1819 -- Benjamin Robuck charg’d of drunkenness and profane swearing, John Brewton and James Mason to cite him to next meeting, receiv’d John Otts black woman by experience

August, [1819] receiv’d Nancy Scott, Henry White, Elizabeth Niton, Abigail Elder, and Robert Rogers’ black woman by experience and Jane Calvert by letter, the case of B. Robuck laid over untill next meeting. T. Weathers, J. Thornton and J. Brewton chosen delegates to the Association -- --- ---

Sept [1819] B. Robuck excluded for the above charges -- --

October, [1819] William Jennings, Patience Elder, Hannah servant of J. Leatherwood, Eleanor White and Mrs. Shearbert join’d by experience

October, [1819] John Barnett, Sarah Barnett and Elizabeth Wright dismiss’d by letter –

Jan. 1820 gave letter of dismission to Mitchell Tilleson, Thomas Weathers, Lucinda Weathers, & Sarah Weathers –

March [1820] receiv’s Elizabeth Elder by experience –

April [1820] Peter Bragg and Sarah his wife dismiss’d –

June [1820] Simon servant [of] R. Alexander who was excluded from us while we were an arm of Friendship came with acknowledgement and was restor’d to fellowship

July [1820] receiv’d Jane Vise and Sarah Rogers by letter, receiv’d Phil servant of R. Willis by experience – receiv’d Jesse Vaughn by experience –

August [1820] prefer’d charges against a negro called Isaac Rogers, and Clary servant of Robt Rogers of living in adultery, John Thornton to cite her to next meeting, & M. Eskrige and Henry White to cite him – Brethren John Thornton, James Mason and John Brewton delegated to the Association –

September [1820] excluded Posey’s Milley for stealing money from her Master, excluded Isaac & Clary for the above charges. Harriot Burton dismiss’d by letter

November [1820] Fereby Clark excluded for raising false slanderous reports against sisters of the Church. John Eskrige dismiss’d

December [1820] Malachi Eskrige & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Eskrige, Elizabeth Eskrige, John Willis & wife Patsey & Sarah Miller dismiss’d

January 1821 Cenith Gentry dismiss’d by letters –

February [1821] prefer’d a charge against J. Crow’s Willis of stealing and appoint James Crow & Isaac Crow to cite him to next meeting – appointed John Brewton Church Clerk

March [1821] J. Crow’s Willis excluded for lying and an accusation of stealing, appointed Sisters Sarah Barnett & Mary Robuck to cite Ann Hindman to attend next meeting to answer a charge of fornication –

April [1821] Ann Hindman excluded for the above charge –

June 16 [1821] prefer’d a charge against William Gennings of neglecting Church meetings & professing to have aught against members of the Church and refusing to take measures for a reconciliation appointed Brethren James Corder & Absalom Wright to cite him to next meeting

July 14, [1821 Wm Genings excluded for the above charges –

August 18, [1821] John Thornton, James Mason & John Brewton delegates to the Association

September [1821] Samuel Eskrige excluded for various charges of falsehood and removing privately to injury of his creditors, Sarah Burks apply’d by letter for a letter of dismission, granted. Letters of dismission granted to Luke Thornton & wife Sarah—letters have been granted to John Brooks & Patton’s Charety, the entry not found –

October : [1821] Casander Whittemore dismiss’d by letter, receiv’d a charge against Alexander’s Simon for the sin of Adultery. James Reynolds and William Mason to cite him to next meeting, receiv’d a charge against George Floyd for the sin of fornication –

Novemr 17 [1821] the case of G. Floyd laid over at his request sent – Posey’s Milley restor’d to fellowship. Alexander’s Simon excluded for the sin of adultery

December 5, [1821] Azariah Vise & his wife Jane dismiss’d by letter –

[December] 14, [1821] took up a charge against David Hudgins for leaving his wife, excessive drinking, and rioting. Ford Mason & Nathaniel Gentry to cite him to next meeting, Milliy Whittmore dismiss’d by letter, receiv’d a charge against Thirza Hudgens for the sin of fornication. Lucretia Stripling & Judy Thomas to cite her to next meeting. George Floyd excluded for the above charge –

January 19th 1822 – Mary Ann Thornton dismiss’d by letter – David Hudgens excluded for the sin of fornication, Thirza Hudgens excluded for the sin of fornication –

Feb 16, [1822] reciev’d A charge against Brewton’s Gull of excessive drinking, profane swearing & dancing, James Mason & James Scott to cite him to next meeting

March 16, [1822] Gull excluded for the above charges –

May 18, [1822] Frances Smithwick receivd by letter from Cedar Spring Church – Samuel Thomas excluded for a violation of our rules in going off without applying for a letter of dismission & also absconding in debt

June 15th [1822] Mary Arnold dismiss’d by letter – charg’d Sister Bobo’s Adam last meeting for swearing, dancing & adultery, Joel G. Brewton & John Brewton cited him to this meeting, he is excluded – charg’d Middleton Shearbert with the sin of fornication –

July 20th [1822] Frances Gentry dismiss’d by letter – Middleton Sherbut excluded – Milley Whittemore returned her letter

August 17 [1822] elected James Mason & John Brewton delegates to the Association

Sep. 14th [1822] Lucretia Smith dismiss’d by letter

December 14th [1822] James Reynolds dismiss’d by letter – Nancy Hudgens excluded for raising a slanderous report against Elizabeth Stripling, and going off with a man in disorder

Jan 18th 1823. Peter Bragg & Sarah his wife join’d by letter – Naomi Acker dismiss’d by letter

February [1823] Theophilus Moore receiv’d by experience

March [1823] Joseph Johnson charg’d with abusing his family – Brethren James Calvert & Elias Rogers to cite him to next meeting

April 19 [1823] – the case of Brother Johnson laid over

May 17th [1823] Moriah Stone dismiss’d by letter – Brother Johnson gave a satisfactory acknowledgement to the above charge – at the request of Sarah Gentry agreed to send her a recommendation

June 14 [1823] Jack servant of John White charg’d with playing the fiddle and tolerating fiddleing & dancing in his house, Brethren J. Thornton and T. Niton to cite him to meeting.

July 19 [1823] Frances Smithwick dismiss’d by letter. Recd Prescilla servt of Richd Willis by letter – Jack excluded

August 16 [1823] reciv’d Casander Miller by experience – elected John Thornton & John Brewton delegates to the Associan and John Miller in case of failure -- --

Sept. 20 [1823] Harriot Reynolds dismiss’d by letter. Azariah Vice and his wife Jane receiv’d by letter – charg’d James Crow with impurdently saying to N. Gentry that [a] honest Man would act as he had done

October 18 [1823] Jesse Vaughn & Lucinda Vaughn dismiss’d by letter -- James Crow made an acknowledgement satisfactory

Nov. 15 [1823] Sarah Shearbert dismiss’d by letter –

Dec. 20 [1823] appointed Milley Shurley, E. Thornton, N. Brewton, N. Reynolds & Mary Reynolds to examine into and report on a charge against Elizabeth Robuck of having been guilty of fornication and destroying an infant –

1824 January Elizabeth Robuck excluded for the above chareges – Edy Ligon receiv’d by letter from Russle Valley [Baptist] Church

March 20 [1824] Obadiah Vise dismiss’d by letter –

April 17 [1824] Frances Smithwick return’d her letter of dismission – Charges of falsehood against David Crow –

June 19 [1824] David Crow excluded – Sister Nancy Poole join’d by letter from Friendship Church – appointed Brethren James Mason, Ford Mason, Isaac Crow, John Brewton, T. Scott, H. White & Elias Rogers a committee to look into a report against James Crow & report at next meeting – appointed E. Rogers to cite Sealy White a woman of color to attend our next meeting to answer to reports of falsehood against her.

 

UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH MINUTES

Spartanburg County, S. C.

 

July 17, [1824] from looking into the case above committee charging James Crow with giting [a] horse into his possession from Jonathan Crow in an improper manner in order to secure a debt to himself and denying things that was proven respecting the manner of his geting the horse, the charg’s concur’d in the Church. Sealy [White] excluded; Isaac Crow charg’d with the sin of fornication; J. Thornton and T. Niton to cite him – Joseph Johnson charged with excessive drinking & fighting; J. Calvert & H. White to cite him to meeting; Edy Ligon dismiss’d by letter

August 14, [1824] James Crow excluded for the above charges. Isaac Crow excluded for the above charge. James Mullinax dismiss’d by letter, the case of Joseph Johnson laid over, elected James Mason and John Brewton delegates to the Association; Tolliver Scott in case of failure –

Sept. 18, [1824] Joseph Johnson excluded –

Dec. 18, [1824] Milley Whittemore dismiss’d by letter –

1825 Feb. Elizabeth (Salmon) Stripling dismiss’d by letter. Elias Rogers charg’d with rioting and proposing to fight; H. White & James Calvert to cite him to answer to it at next meeting.

May 14, [1825] Elias Rogers making a satisfactory acknowledgement is restor’d –

June 18, [1825] receiv’d Cynthia Ward by letter from Friendship Church – appointed Brethren James Mason junr., John Brewton, Jas. Mason senr & Richard Willis to join a committee from Bethel Church to labour in a difficulty between Jonathan Crow & Nathl Gentry –

July 16, [1825] Willis’ Tom charg’d with the sin of adultery; R. Willis to cite him to next meeting –

August [1825] the case of Tom laid over to next meeting. Elected T. Scott & John Brewton delegates to the Association, John Thornton in case of failure –

Sep. 17, [1825] Beersheba Barnett dimiss’d by letter. Tom excluded.

Nov. 19, [1825] Henry White & wife Elenor didmiss’d by letter –

1826 Jan. Martha Crow dismiss’d by letter also Rogers’ Dick –

March 18, [1826] Casander Gentry excluded for refusing to pay a debt, charges of falsehood & living under various reports of indiscreet conduct without endeavouring to confute them – a grief laid in by John Thornton against Nathaniel Gentry for saying that he had a ticket to trade with Ralph Smith’s Negro and would not make it manifiest and using insulting language to the labourers in that case; James Mason & John Brewton to cite him to next meeting –

May 20, [1826] Nathaniel Gentry neglecting to attend meeting was excluded; Sarah McDaniel charg’d with the sin of fornication; Mary Robuck & Elizabeth Barnett to cite her to meeting –

June 17, [1826] Sarah McDaniel excluded, Elizabeth Stripling not giving up her letter to another Church which she recd from us and joining in dancing is excluded

[June 17,] 1826 – Richard Gentry charg’d with imprudently saying that Elizabeth Fowler had sworn falsely he acknowledg’d he has said more than he ought and was sorry for it –

July 15, [1826] made choice of Elder James Rainwater for a supply --

August 19, [1826] Frances Smithwick dismiss’d by letter – Absolam Wright excluded for running off a negro not his own, Elected John Thornton & John Brewton delegates to the Association.

Sepr 16 [1826] Sarah Ragan join’d by experience, Ann, William & Frances Corder with Peter Bragg and Sarah his wife dismiss’s by letter. Receiv’d Elder James Rainwater a Pastoral supply

October 14, [1826] John Thornton, Elizabeth his wife & James Corder dismiss’d by letter – Elizabeth Fowler charg’d with going out of the counsel of the Church in going to law with Richd Gentry (a Brother), John Brewton & James Mason to cite her to next meeting --

Nov 18, [1826] Elizabeth Fowler excluded –

Dec 16, [1826] Aily Marler recd by experience – Mary Kelley receiv’d By letter from Forkshoal Church. Rhoda Lawrence dismiss’d by letter –

1827 Feb. 17. appointed Brethren T. Scott, Jas. Mason & John Brewton to act discretionally in a difficulty between Milley Shurley & Richard Gentry and report to next meeting -- Mary Gentry excluded for saying she wish’d the Devil had George Floyd and indulging in hard spirit against Members of the Church [and] refusing labours for a reconciliation –

June 16, [1827] Sarah Stephens, Nancy Marler & Ligon’s Patty rec’d by experience, the case of Sister Shurley & Richard Gentry continued

July 14, [1827] the Brethren appointed to act in the difficulty between Richard Gentry & Milly Shurley report it amicably settled

August 18, [1827] Toliver Scott & John Brewton elected delegates to the Association. Jas Mason in case of failure.

Sep. 15, [1827] Brother Tolliver Scott ordain’d Deacon by Elders Thomas Greer, Nathan Langston & James Rainwaters –

October, [1827] Ford Mason & William Mason to cite Thos Niton to attend our next meeting to ansr to a report against him of excessive drinking at Nesbett’s store –

Nov. 17, [1827] Wm Skinner’s servant Betsy join’d by experience, the case of Thomas Niton laid over to next meeting. Prescilla servant of R. Willis charg’d of being overcome by passion and using ill language, Tolliver Scott & Thophelus Moore to labour with and cite her to meeting

Dec. 15th [1827] Willis Robuck, Nancy Stephens & Durcilla Durham dismiss’d by letter – Thomas Niton excluded – the case of Prescilla defer’d at her request

1928 Jan 19th Prescilla excluded, Nancy Tillison excluded for the sin of fornication and going off in disorder.

Feb 16th [1828] Allen Stone & Moriah his wife join’d by letter from Cedarshoal Chruch

May, [1828] Ailey Marler dismiss’d by letter.

July, [1828] Jeremiah Robuck charg’d with the sin of fornication, James Mason and Tolliver Scott to labour with him and cite him to attend to answer.

August 16, [1828] Jeremiah Robuck excluded we agree to petition the Bethel Association for a dismission to join the Reedy river Association [the latter being] more convenient. Brethern John Brewton & Tolliver Scott elected delegates to the Association, James Thornton join’d by experience from cedarshoal [Church].

Sep. 20, [1828] Lucinda Atkins dismiss’d by letter, Jesse Ragan join’d by letter from Cedarshoal [Baptist Church].

October, [1828] Willis Otts dismiss’d by letter --

1829 Jany – Mary Brewton, Mary Brewton {sic}, Mary Otts & Esther servant of William Otts join’d by experience –

Feb. 14th [1829] Sarah Mason join’d by experience –

August, [1829] Hannah Servant of J.B. Leatherwood dismiss’s by letter – Tolliver Scott, James Mason, & John Brewton Elected to represent us in the Reedy River Association. Jas Mason junr in case of failure

Oct. 17, [1829] Winney servant of Peter Bragg dismiss’s by letter --

Dec. 19, [1829] Ford Mason & Cynthia Brice dismiss’s by letter, Isaac servant of P. Brewton charg’d with stealing and deviating from [the] truth; Brother James Mason & Nimrod Scott to cite him to meeting.

[1830] March 20 Sarah Stone & Susannah Stone dismiss’s by letter –

June, [1830] Hannah servant of Wm Skinner join’d by letter –

July 17, [1830] Esther Ligon & servant Patty dismiss’d by letter, elected Tolliver Scott & John Brewton delegates to the Association. Jas Mason of failure.

Aug. 14th [1830] we being inform’s that Patience Elder has been deliver’d of a base [born] child appoint James Calvert & wife & Sarah Rogers to cite her to next meeing --

September 18, [1830] Patience Elder excluded. Delilah Otts, Mary Otts and Esther servant of William Otts dismiss’d by letter.

Nov 20th [1830] Willis B. Otts excluded for fiddling and dancing & using profane language, charges prefer’d by New Bethel Church [in] Lowndes, Alaba.

Dec 18, [1830] Brethren Aza Vice, & Elias Rogers, to labor in a difficulty between Jesse Ragan & wife & report [at] next meeting –

1831 Jan 15th , by reason of inclement weather but few members attended Agreed on that account to lay over the case of J. Ragan & wife – reciev’d a charge against Phil servant of R. Willis, of rioting Brother T. Scott guilty of dishonesty in receiving part of a beef from Joseph Willis –

Feb 19, [1831] Sarah Barnett, Elizabeth Barnett, Allen Stone, and Moriah his wife dismiss’s by letter; the case of Phil laid over at the request of his master and himself – Jesse Hindman excluded for taking ardent spirits to freely and fighting at the ordinaries election in August and justifying his act of fighting. Price Skinner and Wm Mason to cite Betty servant of J. Bragg to attend and answer to reports against her of dancing and using profane language – Aza’ Vise & Elias Rogers to cite Jesse Ragan to attend and account for reports against him of intoxication – chose Jas Rianwater to continue our supply –

March 19, [1831] Brother James Calvert and his wife Jane, dismiss’d to join Friendship Church; the case of Phil laid over. Betty servant of J. Bragg made an acknowledgement.

April, [1831] Hannah servant of Wm Skinner dismiss’d; the case Phil again laid over –

May 14, [1831] the case of Phil laid over from request sent by his master.

June 18, [1831] the case of Phil laid over, the church being equally divided –

July 16, [1831] Phil excluded, Joel G. Brewton, Tolliver Scott & John Brewton elected delegates to the Association, Elias Rogers in case of failure –

August 20, [1831] Simon servant of R. Alexander restor’d to fellowship --

Sep 17, [1831] Nancy Moore join’d by letter from Friendship Church –

Nov 19, [1831] Willey Ragan join’d by experience –

[1832] Jan. 21 James Rainwaters made choice to continue to supply –

Feb 18, [1832] Price Skinner dismiss’d to join [a] more convenient [church] –

March 17, [1832] dismiss’s Cynthia Woodruff, Elizabeth Elder, and Abigail Smith, to join Philadelphia Church –

April 14, [1832] John Vise receiv’d by experience, 15th Nancy Thomas rec’d by experience.

May 19, [1832] Rebekah McDaniel, William West, Mary West, Washington Chumley, Milley Fowler and Mansel King, receiv’d by experience, Ann Johnson dismiss’s bu letter –

June 16, [1832] Davis Patton, Rachel Hatchett, Thomas Hatchett, Lydia Gentry, Isaiah Kelley, Mary Gentry, Cynthia Strange, Elizabeth King, Jemima Fowler, Mary B. Dean, Rosanna W. Patton, David Floyd, John Floyd, James S. Mason, Rhoda servant of John Dean, Sook, Ruth & Massey servants of Philip Brewton, join’d by experience -- Mary Gentry & William Gennings restor’d – Wm Gennings dismiss’s by letter –

July 13, [1832] rec’d by experience Stephen servant of John C. Crow, Parker Salmon, and Laban Moore –

[July] 14, [1832] Mary Floyd, Elizabeth Lanham, Catharine Niton, Sarah Sea, Leslie Gray, Judy Kelley, Margaret Floyd, Nancy Pearson, Mahala Floyd, John Hatchett, Lowrey Lanford, James Bragg, Nancy Bragg, Elizabeth Edwards, Robt Miller, Meredy Vise, Mary Vise, Jas. A. Strange, Lucy Mattocks, Jorial Barnett, Wm Pearson, Jerry servant of Robt Otts, George servant of Paul Castleberry, Lycy servant of Peter Hamilton, Louisa Leatherwood dismiss’d, Elias Rogers, Tolliver Scott & John Brewton chosen delegates to the Association.

[July] 16th [1832] John C. Crow recd by experience –

[July] 28th [1832] Azariah Vise tolerated to exhort & pray in the bounds of the church. Elias Rogers licens’d to preach the Gospel.

August 18th [1832] Lanham’s George, Alexander’s Jane, Elizabeth King, & Margaret Miller, recd by experience, Mary Hamilton restor’d –

[August] 19, 1832 Sarah Hatchet, & Johnson’s Carline recd by experience –

Sept 10th [1832] Wright’s Nelson, Crow’s Patsey, Jane Wright, White’s Phebe, Otts’ Jupiter and Susannah Waddel received by experience. David Patton and Emily his wife dismissd by letter

[Sept] 11th [1832] Zechariah Salmon, Mary Hatchet, Hannah Benjamin, Jane Miller’s Moses, J.Crook’s Allen & Rachel, P. Brewton’s Reuben, Hamilton’s Joseph, Leatherwood’s Abenago and John Scott received by experience, Elizabeth Salmon restored to fellowship

Sept 29th [1832] J.M. Lanham received by experience --

Oct. 2nd [1832] Judy Salmon received by experience –

Nov. 17th [1832] Margaret Scott received by letter from Friendship – Crook’s Esther, Brewton’s Betty, Rogers’s Dick, and Mary Crow received by experience –

[Nov] 18th [1832] Ira Waldrop, L. Hill’s Moses, and Mahala Brewton received by experience, Ira Waldrop dismiss’d by letter.

Dec 15th [1832] Rebecca Billings, Young’s Gloucester, Brewton’s Nancy & Bob joined by experience, Elias Rogers set apart for ordination at our next meeting to the ministry –

1833 Jan. 18th, Elders Langston, Landrum, Rhodes & J. Rainwaters formed the Presbytery for ordination –

[Jan.] 19 [1833] rec’d Mason’s Cyntha & Eliza, & Nesbet’s Harriot by experience –

[Jan] 20 [1833] Z. Posey’s Tom, J. Dean’s Cassander rec’d by experience –

Feb. 16 [1833] Elizabeth Underwood & Rush’s Silvy dismiss’d –

March 16 [1833] Cynthia Brice & Druscilla Autery recd by letter, Washington Enlow charg’d with rioting James Mason to enquire & report –

April 20, [1833] W. Enlow made an acknowledgement satisfactory, N.W. Patton dismiss’d, Wm Salmon & Lucy servant of Crook recd by experience –

May 18, [1833] Elizabeth Niton and Catharine Niton dismiss’d –

July 20, [1833] Mary Scott recd by experience – Hannah Waddell & Patsy Reynolds rec’d by letter – Joseph Johnson restor’d to fellowship – E. Rogers, Tol. Scott & J. Brewton chosen delegates to the Assn

July 21 [1833] Thos Woodruff & Catharine Gentry rec’d by experience, Leslie Gray & Rebecca his wife dismiss’d –

August 21, [1833] Jas G. Johnson, Bartholemew G. Johnson, & Elizabeth Johnson rec’d by experience, Frances Posey dismiss’d by letter –

Sep 13, [1833] Ann Johnson & Saml Johnson join’d by letter, Joseph Johnson, his wife Ann & son Samuel & servant Charline dismiss’d

Oct. 20, [1833] John Waddell rec’d by letter from Greenpond Church; at June meeting appointed J.C. Crow & D. Floyd to request Azerariah Vise to attend meeting and account for neglecting Church meeting; July he attended and said he was waiting to be called to account by the Church; he said he could not fellowship the Church on account of their tolerating members to take interest on money, and to take a larger sum for an article by reason of the scarcity, laid over by his consent; August he did not attend, J.C. Crow to inform him the Church was waiting on his, Sep – after lengthy discussion again laid over. October all hopes of reconciliation between A. Vise and the Church having fled he was excluded – Jemima Waddell join’d by experience. Patsey former servant of J. Crow excluded for impudence to her mistress and disobedience to he master & threats against Nancy Moore -- Brethren T. Scott & P. Salmon to cite Jas A. Strange for neglecting church meetings –

Nov. [1833] Mary Waters dismiss’d by letter, the case of J.A. Strange layd over he spoke of coming but fail’d; Stephen former servant of J.C. Crow excluded for disobedience to his Master and falsehood saying that his master had whipp’d him but he did not know what for having been previously told by his master; Dec [1833] by excessive rain no meeting

1834 Jan 18, 1834, the case of Jas. A. Strange laid over –

Feb [1834] E. Kelly & John Floyd to cite W. Enlow to attend next meeting to answer to a charge against him of fighting –

March [1834] Jas. A. Strange excluded –

April, [1834] Sarah Johnson & Elisha Waddel rec’d by experience, Dianna Scott by letter from Friendship Church; W. Enlow excluded.

May 17, [1834] Saml Jones join’d by letter from Cedar Shoal Church – brother James Scott charg’d with the excessive use of strong drink, brethren B.G. Johnson, J.C. Crow & John Brewton to labour with and request his attendance next meeting –

June 14, [1834] James Scott excluded –

July 19, [1834] – Elenor Dean join’d by letter from Friendship Church, T. Scott & T. Moore to cite Cyntha Strange to account for neglecting to attend Church meetings – Elias Rogers, Tol. Scott and John Brewton Elected delegates to the Assocn

August 22, [1834] Joe servant of Peter Hamilton charg’d of living in adultery; James Moore & Joseph Floyd to cite him to next meeting –

Sep 18, [1834] Mary Reynolds, Patsey Reynolds, Cyntha Strange, John C. Crow & Mary his wife, Laban Moore, Reynold’s Cloe, and James Crook’s George dismiss’d by letter, Joe servant of P. Hamilton excluded for the above charges –

October 16, [1834] William Salmon dismiss’d by letter – Jupiter & Moriah servants of John Otts charg’d with stealing and falsehood failing to give satisfaction are both excluded

Nov. 15, [1834] John Robuck, John Wadel & wife Hannah, Susannah Waddel, B.G. Johnson & wife Elizabeth, James G. Johnson and wife Sarah, Elisha Waddel and his wife Jemima dismiss’s to go west –

Dec 20, [1834] Sarah Johnson dismiss’d by letter –

1835, Jan. 17, Ocina Hembree dismiss’d by letter –

Feb. 15, [1835] the following persons return’d their letters of dismission, Susannah Morgan, John and Hannah Waddel, Elisha & Jemima Waddel, James G. & Sarah Johnson, B.G. & Elizabeth Johnson -- reciev’d a charge against Nancy Carlisle prefer’s by Mary Rogers of Friendship Church of railing false accusation with a threat to strike, Jorial Barnett and David Floyd to cite her to attend next meeting.

March 14, [1835] Sister Carlisle fail’d to attend from indisposition the case laid over, charges preferd against John Robuck by James Mason junr of having fail’d to comply with his promise to discharge an execution which sd Mason held against him. & and to discharge a note in favour of John Mason which he had promis’d to do before he left the country – and a failure in a promise to E. Rogers to pay a debt to Jas Anderson; the clerk to write to Robuck requesting a reply to the charges –

April 15, [1835] at a call’d meeting took up the case of Sister Carlisle the charges were authenticated she was excluded at her request

[April] 17, [1835] Eliza servant of Jane Mason charg’d of living in adultery; Wm Mason to cite her to next meeting –

May 16, [1835] Eliza refusing to hear the Church was excluded –

June 20, [1835] Patrick Hoy join’d by experience; Nancy Dean by letter, Sarah Crosley dismiss’d by letter – T. Scott & Theophelus Moore to look into accusation against Cyntha Strange and report next meeting with citing her to attend –

July 18, [1835] Gincy Lanford dismiss’d by letter –

August 16, [1835] Polly servant of E. Rogers joined by experience – Cyntha Strange charg’d with inconstancy to her husband her not attending to the church nor denying the charge was excluded –

Sep. 19, [1935] Drury Pullaem dismiss’d by letter –

[Dec] 19, [1835] Samuel Crow join’d by letter from Greenpond Church –

1836 Jan. James G. Johnson and Sarah his wife dismiss’d –

Feb 20, [1836] Wm Pearson join’d by letter from Cedargrove Church –

April 16, [1836] Zechariah Leatherwood & Nancy his wife join’d by letter from Bethel Church – Thos Woodruff dismiss’d – Tom servant of Z. Posey charg’d with telling lies drunkenness and profane swearing; Brother P. Hoy, Z. Salmon to cite him to account at next meeting –

May 14, [1836] Levina servant of Robt Otts join’d by letter from Bethelehem – the case against Tom laid over to next meeting

June 18, [1836] Sarah Pearson join’d by experience – the case of Tom continued by request from his master –

July 16, [1836] Tom excluded for telling lies & profane swearing that of drunkenness not authenticated –

Oct. 15, [1836] Saml Floyd & Sarah his wife join’d by letter from Bethel; Lydia Gentry charg’d with the sin of fornication; sisters N. Reynolds & Sarah Floyd to cite her to attend next meeting –

Nov. 20, [1836] Lydia Gentry excluded – Sarah servant of Manly Ford having obtain’d a letter of dismission in the year 1819 was not given up her letter to a Church, also prov’d guilty of telling lies and stealing by testimony of her master was excluded –

Dec 17, [1836] George Crossly join’d by letter from Friendship Church --

1837, Jan 14, Meredy Vise & Mary his wife dismiss’d by letter--

Feb. 18, [1837] John Vise dismiss’d by letter--

March 18, [1837] Wm Wofford join’d by letter from Cedar shoal Church—

April 15, [1837] Wiley Dean charg’d with an attempt to seduce Frances Page member of Antioch Church, and also a similar attempt on Mary Wofford member of Friendship Church, the said sisters having testified the same to members of our Church here is excluded

May 20, [1837] Brethren Smith & Grisham attended with us--

[May] 21, [1837] Edward Willis and Judy servant of Robt Otts joined by experience

[May] 22, [1837] Narcissa Nisbett joined by experience--

June 17, [1837] Ann Grist join’d by experience Brethren Wm Pearson & John Scott to cite Castleberrys George to attend next meeting to answer charges of stealing and falsehood.--

July 15, [1837] Elizabeth Hoy, Moriah Ann Wilmot, Josiah Hatchett & Nancy Nancy(sic.) Lanham join’d by experience-- the case of George laid over to next meeting-- Brethren T. Scott & Thos Hatchett to cite Parker Salmon to attend next meeting to anr to charges of intemperance--

August 10, [1837] Melissa Scott join’d by experience--

[August] 11, [1837] Spencer Crow & Mary his wife join’d by experience--

[August] 19, [1837] the case of P. Salmon laid over, T. Moore to inform him-- Brethren Hoy & B. G. Johnson to cite Wm West to answer at next meeting for neglecting Church meeting--

[August] 30, [1837] Mary Littlefield, Elizabeth Dorrel, Thonton McDowl [or McDaniel] Sarah Crow, Elizabeth Leatherwood join’d by experience--

[August] 31, [1837] John C. Dorrel & Sarah Alexander rec’d by experience--

Sep. 1, [1837] Elizabeth Kelly, Susan Caroline Robuck, Elizabeth Mahan and Wm Littlefield join’d by experience--

[Sept.] 16[, 1837] Robert Rogers & his wife Mary join’d by letter from Friendship [Baptist Church] Mary Crow rec’d by letter from Bethel Church, dismiss’d Ann Dean & Elenor Dean, reciev’d by experience Ann Crim Mary Willis, Sarah Floyd, Spencer Scott, & Mariah servant of Nathl Gentry, the case of Wm West continued Castleberrys George acknowledgement reciev’d Parker Salmon excluded--

[Sept.] 17, [1837] Ralph Wright reciev’d by experience--

[Sept.] 19, [1837] reciev’d by experience Thomas Elwood Alexander Thomas, James Bennett & Eliza Mason--

[Sept.] 20, [1837] reciev’d Elizabeth Ingram by experience--

[Sept.] 29, [1837] reciev’d by experience Wm Scott, Emily Scott, Absalom Scott, John Pearson, Josiah Kelly, Sarah Floyd, & Jesse Reynolds--

Oct. 14, [1837] reciev’d by experience Harvey Ward, John S. Rogers, Wm Willis, Frances Pearson, & Enoch Floyd, by letter Sarah Ward from head of Tyger [River] Church, Thomas Niton restor’d, the case of Wm West laid over at his request, dismiss’d Spencer Crow and Mary his wife & Minerva Wright--

[Oct.] 26, [1837] Thomas Wright, & Miles Scott join’d [by] experience--

[Oct.] 30[, 1837] James C. Wood, Elizabeth H. Wood, Susan Edwards, & Nancy Littlefie[l]d join’d by experience--

Nov. 18, [1837] the case of William West laid over--

December, [1837] Mary Rogers join’d by experience. Wm West excluded for making too free use of ardent spirits-- Thomas Wright dismiss’d by letter--

[Dec.] 16, [1837] Sisters Nancy Bragg & Margaret Scott to cite Hannah Benjamin to attend to answer to a charge of the sin of fornication--

1838 Jan. 20, 1838 recieved by experience Eli Fowler & Newton Ward-- by letter from Bethl Simpson Drummond & Malinda his wife, by letter from Philadelphia [Baptist Church, Pauline, S. C.] Elizabeth Fowler, dismiss’d Esther servant [of] Jesse Crook-- Hannah Benjamin sent a request for the Church to lay over her case until next meeting which was agreed to--

Feb. 17, [1838] Patience Hayes reciev’d by letter from friendship [Baptist Church] Lowry Lanford & Milley his wife dismiss’d by letter, Hannah Benjamin excluded

March 17, [1838] Elizabeth Ward & Elizabeth Rogers join’d by experience, having reciev’d a letter from Tommy Thomas asking to be excluded-- agreed to send a committee Viz the deacons with P. Hoy S. Drummond Robt Rogers & Wm Masan to look into the cause of his difficulties and use labours between him & member or members for a reconcliation(sic.)

April 14, [1838] Benjamin Robuck restor’d-- we are unanimous in setting Simpson Drummond forward to ordination to the ministry, made choice of Wm Mason & Patrick Hoy for deacons the ordination to take place at [the] June meeting-- the case of T Thomas laid over to next meeting. Brethren James Mason & P. Hoy to inform him that himself and opponent is advis’d to choose any helps they may think proper for a reconciliation--

May 19, [1838] reciev’d by experience Dorcas Meadows, John Newman, Catharine Mason, Cassander Hindman, & Robt Alexanders Simpson, T. Thomas excluded for slighting the counsel of the Church and refusing to use Gospel labours to settle his difficulties, Jesse Ragan inform’d the Church that he had us’d strong drink to excess and failing to make an acknowledgement satisfactory the case was laid over to July meeting when he is to be heard if he attends--

June 15, 1838 the presbyterry attending at the ordination of S. Drummond and Deacons, E. Rogers, J. C. Green J. Rainwaters, H. Garrett G. Woodruff W. Drummond & R. Woodruff

[June] 16, [1838] John Thomas, Nancy Wood, Jane Beason, & Robt Alexanders Leah join’d by experience, July 14[, 1838] Jesse Ragans acknowledgement rec’d

August 18, [1838] Lucy servant of Gideon Herald [Harrelson?] join’d by experience. Dorcas Meadows dismiss’d. charg’d Ralph Wright with violating our rules by moving without applying for a letter & going privately to elude the payment of debts the case laid over until next summer by request sent from him by Ben Robuck appointed a committee to attend to a difficulty between Jesse Ragan & his wife, define charges to report [to] next meeting viz J west E. Rogers S. Drummond R. Rogers, T. Scott J. Mason & J. Brewton

Sep 15, [1838] Mary West dismiss’d, the committee reported that they found a general disagreement between J. Ragan and his wife with a lack of confidence on both sides they were both excluded-- agreed to petition the Tyger river Association to refer the eleventh article of her last years minutes to the churches for their approval or disapprobation-- S. Drummond, Elias Rogers, Jas Mason, Wm Mason & John Brewton chosen delegates to the Association T. Scott in case of failure

[Sept.] 26, [1838] Dorcas Meadows inform’d the Church that her letter was lost but she desir’d her membership to continue with us

Nov. 17, [1838] James Thornton & his wife Jane, Margaret Miller, Robt. Miller, Josiah Kelley & Harvey Ward dismiss’d by letter

Dec. 15, [1838] Elizabeth H Wood, Nancy Leatherwood, Mary Crow, & Elizabeth Leatherwood dismiss’d-- charg’d Thos Elwood with making too free use of strong drink J. G. Brewton & John Brewton to cite him to answer to it at next meeting, Zachariah Leatherwood excluded for moving privately to defraud creditors

1839 Jan. 19, Thos Gwin & Frances his wife join’d by letter from warrior creek Church, dismiss’d Mary B Walker, Thos Elwood failing to attend to ans to the above charge was excluded,

July 20, [1839] Elizabeth Barnett return’d her letter of dismission--

August 17, [1839] Jas Bragg & Ewd Willis to cite Rebekah Billings to attend and account for negneting(sic.) [neglecting?] meeting-- S. Drummond Wm Mason J. Brewton & E. Rogers delegates [to the association.]

Sep 14, [1839] Dicy servant of Adam Cates join’d by experience-- the Clerk to write to Mary Clark enquiring into the conduct of Betty servant of John Clark-- Isaiah Kelly to inform Rebeckah Billings that the Church waits with her until next meeting-- Wm Mason & John Dorrel to tell Elizabeth Ingram we are inform’d that she has attach’d herself to another denomination and request her to attend & account for it--

October 19, [1839] & wi B. G. Johnson & wife, Elizabeth Kelly & Judy Kelly dismiss’d-- Elizabeth Ingram says she has join’d another Church & refused to attend and was excluded-- Rebeckah Billings gave a reasonble excuse for nonattendance

Nov 6, [1839] at a call’d meeting John Waddel and wife, Elisha Waddel & wife & Susan Morgan was dismiss’d-- Dorcas Meadows dismiss’d by letter-- Wm. Wofford to cite Glaucester (servt. of Esq Young) to answer to a charge of fighting

1840 Jan. 18, the case of Glaucester continued, Wm Wofford to tell him-- Wm. Littlefield chargd with going to law with a brother, viz, J. Cooper Jas Bragg & E. Willis to cite him to next meeting, T. Scott & J. Floyd to cite Joseph Floyd to attend and answer for sueing Brother James Leatherwood-- Jerry servant of R. Otts excluded for telling lies & being principal or accessory to stealing money--

Feb, 15, [1840] Wm. Wofford to inform Glaucester his case laid over-- the charge against W. Littlefield laid over at the request of J. Cooper-- Joseph Floyd excluded for the above charge & objecting to further labours-- Jas Bennett to request Saml Crow to attend and anse to a refusal to pay a debt to Robt Rogers-- Ralph Wright accus’d of profane swearing, dancing and holding stakes for horse racing Brother Tolliver Scott to cite him to next meeting--

March 14, [1840] John & Hannah Waddel return’d their letters of dsimission-- Nancy Carlisle from a written acknowledgement is restor’d to fellowship and dismiss’d by letter-- Betty servant of John Clark Charleston dismiss’d by letter-- J. Deans Cassander dismiss’d Glaucester excus’d for fighting-- the Wm. Littlefields [case] continued the case of Rogers & crow laid over Jas Bennett Jas Mason and John Brewton to look into the complaint-- Ralph Wright excluded T. Niton accus’d of Excessive drinking & profane swearing James Bennett and William Wofford to cite him to answer,

April 1, [1840] Littlefields case continued-- Rogers & Crow settled-- T. Niton made an acknowledgement satisfactory--

April 16, [1840] Littlefields made an acknowledgement satisfactory--

Jun[e] 20, [1840] Esther servant of Jorial Barnett join’d by letter from cedar spring Church-- Dismiss’d P. Hoy and wife Elizabeth, Margaret Ann Crim, E Rogers and wife Sarah & daughters Elizabeth, & Mary, John Waddel & wife Hannah, Josiah Hatchett & wife Mary, and John Hatchett to form a Church

July 18, [1840] Wm Wrights Nelson & Marhala Hamilton dismiss’d John B. Page & his wife Frances join’d by letter from Antioch

August 15, [1840] dismiss’d George Crossly & wife Mary, Patsey Edwards and Elizabeth Salmon-- reciev’d by letter John Lanford and his wife Ruth & daughter Jane, S. Drummond Wm Mason John Brewton & T. Scott elected delegates to the Association

Sep[.] 19 [, 1840] Jas M Lanham & Sarah Miller dismiss’d P. Salmon restor’d & dismiss’d

Nov[.] 14, [1840] John C. Dorrel & wife Elizabeth & Joel G. Brewton dismiss’d by letter

Dec. 19 [1840] Wm Page & his wife Ann join’d by letter from Antioch Church

1841 Feb. 21. Jemima Kings Leah charg’d with unchastity when cited said she had rather be excluded than attend & was excluded, Robert Rogers John Brewton & Tolliver Scott appointed to meet a committee of Cedar shoal Church to enquire into a difficulty between Peter Bragg and Wm Littlefield and report to the Church

March 20, [1841] Susan Morgan return’d her letter of dismission-- Jas Mason John Brewton Jorial Barnett Wm Mason Jas Bennett John Pearson Benjamin Robuck appointed to attend to a difficulty between John Scott & Jas Bragg & report next meeting-- Jas Bennett to cite Thos Niton to attend and answer the charges of intoxication & profane swearing--

April 17, [1841] T. Niton made an acknowledgement which was accepted-- Jas Bragg charg’d with refusing the committeee agreeable to the appointment of the Church-- John Pearson & Thos Gwin to cite him to ansr to it at next meeting--

May 15, [1841] Jas Bragg attended and said he was willing to give up the case to the action of the Church between himself & Scott, she was unanimous in agreeing to appoint another committe of nine members a majority to be a quorum their decision to be final & recorded as the action of the Church-- J. Brewton R. Rogers, J. Mason, J. Barnett, J. Lanford, J. Bennett, S. Crow, B. Robuck, & J. Pearson appointed the committee-- charges against Jas Bragg by committee--1st he had refus’d to comply with his agreement to take part of the land at valuation bid off by John Scott of the estate of John Leatherwood decd 2nd in not complying with his agreement with Scott to give up all their papers with respect to a disputed line in to the hands of a surveyor to make a line which should be final 3rd having a dividing fence thrown down allowing his stock stock(sic.) to take the gleaning of Scots cotton field before he had done picking out

June 19, [1841] James Bragg excluded for the above charges-- elected S. Drummond, J. Brewton, Wm Mason and Tolliver Scott delegates to the Association--

July 17, [1841] Rebecca McDaniel R. Otts Levina & Judy dismiss’d

August 28, [1841] Nancy Bragg dismiss’d by letter--

Oct. 16, [1841] Wm Littlefield having been baffiled in every attempt for an investigation of a slanderous report against him by Peter Bragg before committee or Church, requests leave to have an investigation in Court, granted Jas Bennett to cite T. Niton to attend to answer to a charge of drunkenness and profane swearing--

Nov. 20, [1841] Isaiah Kelly & Mary his wife dismiss’d, T. Niton excluded--

1842 Jan. 15, George Crossly and wife Mary join’d by letter from Mt Pleasant Church, Alexander Thomas dismiss’d by letter-- Elizabeth Lanham sent a request for a letter of dismisson(sic.) there being an objection Wm Mason Nancy Reynolds & Patsey Mason was appointed to confer with her & report

Feb. 19, [1842] Cynthia Brice dismiss’d by letter

[Feb.] 20, [1842] Mary Robuck & Susan C. Robuck dismiss’d by letter

March 19, [1842] Elizabeth Lanham charg’d with & excluded for dissimulation respecting an unfavourable report against her daughter Eliza Lanham--

June 18, [1842] Simpson Drummond Wm Mason & J. Brewton delegates to the assn

July 16, [1842] Wiot a free man of colour join’d by letter from Philadelphia Church Reuben servant of Philip Brewton dismiss’d by letter--

August 20, [1842] resolv’d that the record be read at the close of each conference

Sep. 17, [1842] from a written request from B. Robuck he obtained a letter in fellowsp

Oct. 15. [1842] Crooks Lucy and B[r]ewtons Bob dismiss’d by letter--

Nov. 19. [1842] Nancy servant [of] Jonas Brewton dismiss’d by letter--

Dec. 17, [1842] Dianna Scott dismiss’d-- Jas Bennett & J Barnett to cite William Wofford to attend and answer to a charge against him of fighting-- Jas Mason & John Floyd to cite Geo Crossly to attend & account for a report against him of intoxication at the Election Wiot a free Black excluded for profane swearing with an attempt to fight a white man with a threat to kill-- Edward Willis and John Rogers to cite Rebecca Billings to attend and answer to a report against her of profane swearing-- John Floyd & Jesse Reynolds to cite Mancel King to ans to a charge of repeatedly drinking to excess—

1843 Jan. 14, the case of William Wofford laid over, G. Crossly attended and made an acknowledgement satisfactory, Rebecca Billings was laid over for testimony, Mansel King refusing to attend excluded William Wofford by an acknowledgement was acquitted--

Feb. 18, [1843] the case of R. Billings continued-- Wm Mason & J. Brewton to cite Thos Wright to account for retaining his Church letter

March 18, [1843] Sister Billing[s] case laid over the case of Wright refer to July

April 15, [1843] Nimrod Scott charg’d with and excluded for making too free use of ardent spirits JosCrow & Ja[s.] Barnett to cite E. Floyd to acct for neglecting Church meeting--

May 20, [1843] at the request of Brother Basdale Gwin recd him under the watchcare of the Church-- Rebeckah Billings the case of Enoch Floyd continued to next meeting--

June 17, [1843] Enoch Floyd excluded, Saml Crow & Edward Willis to cite Newton Ward to account for neglecting Church meeting, Simpson Drummond William Mason & John Brewton elected delegates to the Association, T. Scott in case of failar--

July 18, [1843] the case of Thos Wright taken up and that of fidling dancing & that of profane swearing added to the former charge, he was excluded, Wm Pearson & John Thomas to cite N. Gentrys Mariah to [answer] for living in adultery-- August 17, Moriah ex[c]luded-- T. Scott, J. Brewton, & Jas Bennett to attend to a difficulty between Sister Sarah Vise and Mary Rogers--

Sep. 16, [1843] the case of sisters Vise & Rogers laid over for further labours--

October 14, [1843] David Floyd & wife Margaret, John Floyd & wife Sarah & Sooky & Massy servants of P. Brewton dismiss’d by letter-- added to the former committee J. Barnett & Willis T. Hatchett & J. Lanford to labour in the case of sisters Vise & Rogers if they fail of a reconciliation to cite attendance before the Churc[h]-- the committee agree[d] there was grounds of a hurt when Sister Rogers went first to Vise using the language she did to the family 2ndly we think she err’d when she took sisters for a reconciliation as they understood & her language such as deepen[ed] the hurt

Nov. 18, [1843] Mary Rogers failing to attend was excluded-- Robert Rogers by written request wishes his membership to continue with us until some Baptist Church be form’d within reach of his new home in florida-- [His request was] granted-- Wm Scott & J. Brewton to cite George _ly [Crossly] to attend at next meeting to acct for quarreling & attempt[ing] to fight

Dec. 16, [1843] George Crosslys acknowledgement reciev’d

1844__ Lucy Floyd dismiss’d by letter-- 20. Nancy Otts dismiss’d

Oct 16th 1858 Elected appointed Wm B. Scott Clark protem. Dismiss David Aiken & Annie Aiken by letter

Novr 20th 1858. Cauld Waren Drummond for our supply for the year 59. Resolved to Elect a Clearke next conference

December the 18th

1858. Dismissed Washington Lanford & Minilla Lanford his wife by letter

Dismissed Jane Vise by letter

Dismissed Fra[n]cis Mason by letter

agreed to postpone the Election of Clearke until next meeting

January 15th 1859. Dismiss Rebeca Varner by letter ; Elected E.F. Davis Church Clerke.

February 19th 1859. E.F. Davis was ordained a Deacon - this ordination was to have taken place on Monday after the third Lord’s day in September last, but owing to his absence, he being in Philadelphia, was postponed until his return, up to the above date — Brother E.M. Calvert was ordained on Monday after the third Lord’s day in September last (1858)

A letter was received from Isaac M. Crow and Caroline Crow craving a letter of dismissal — postponed for investigation.

February the 20th 1859. Lucy slave belonging to Dr. B. Wofford was received back as a member in the Church &c

March 19th 1859. No business

April 16th 1859 No business — Received Nancy Bass and Louisa Bass by letter.

May 14th 1859 Granted Letters of dismissal to Isaac M. Crow and Caroline Crow

Received Eliza Davis by letter

Elected E.M. Calvert, Wm B. Scott and M. [or J., overwritten] Bennett delegates to the Union Meeting to Convene and meet with Unity Church on the 27 and 28 of this month

Unanimously agreed to petition, that the Association of 1860 meet at Unity Church

June 18th 1859 A charge was made against a slave belonging Booker Bomar who was excluded on the charge of fornication.

Elected Brothers Wm Scott, Ephraim Calvert and E.F. Davis delegates to the Tyger River association to convene on Friday before the third Lord’s day in August next at Antioch Church; Brother Thomas Hatchett was elected as alternate.

Sept [blank ] No Business

Oct 15th 1859 - Received Mary A. Biter by letter

Adopted church Rules as revised by Bro. E.F. Davis

Nov 11th 1859 Dismissed Marinda Aiken by Letter; dismissed M. Crow and Caroline Crow who have transferd their membership to the Newhope Church Georgia, Cass County

Dec. [blank] 1859 Received Sister Elizabeth Ford by Letter

1860 January 15th 1860 Appointed Bros. Hatchett and Bro. Saml Crow, a committee to inquire into certain reports against Bro William Johnson granted letters of dismissal to Bro John Brice and Margrete Brice (his wife)

March 18th 1860 The Committee appointed to Enquire into reports against William Johnson report that he is guilty of unlawfully trading with slaves whereupon William Johnson was excluded from the church

April 11th 1860

Appointed Bros. Saml Crow, W.B. Scott and E.M. Calvert a committee to see and confer with Sister Littlefield for non attendance — Granted a Letter of dismissal to Sister Selena Landford Passed an order directing the Clerk Bro Davis to write the Unity Church [rules?] in the Church Book Also to have said [rules?] recorded in the Clerk’s office of Spartanburg Dist

May 20th 1860

Received William Waddle and his wife Elizabeth Waddle by letter

Appointed Bro Saml Crow to visit Lucy slave of Dr. Wofford on a report that she is guilty of fornication

June 16th 1860

Elected Bros W.B. Scott, E.M. Calvert and T. Hatchett delegates to the Tiger River Association to convene at Bethlehem Church on Friday before the third [Lord’s] day in August next. E.F. Davis elected as alternate — Resolved that the Church Letter by the Clerk, be prepared

July 14th 1860

A Colored Sister belonging to Dr. Wofford charged with the sin of fornication

Resolved that the Clerk prepare the Church letter and hand it over to the delegates

September meeting 1860

Excluded Lucy Slave of Dr. Wofford for the Sin of fornication

Postponed the call of minister until next meeting The meeting to be protracted

Sunday Received Theodore Turner by experience

Monday Preaching (a very wet day)

Tuesday Received Aaron Floyd by experience

Wednesday Preaching (very wet) Received Pinckney Shackleford by experience

Thursday Received Thos W. Davis, by experience (at night)

Received Mary Crow, Martha Thomas and Tom Slave of Toliver Scott

Friday Received N.B. Davis and Lucy Thomas by experience; 11o c Baptism; when Theodore Turner, Aaron Floyd, Pinckney Shackleford, T.W. Davis, Mary Crow, Martha Thomas and Tom (slave) were baptized. The meeting closed very warmly having many ministers

Nov 18th 1860

Received James, a slave belonging to Mrs. Alexander by experince — Received Lucy a slave belonging to WmSkinner by experience — Called Bro Warren Drummond as a supply for the next year (1861) — Approved E.M. Calvert, Jery, Pinckney Pearson, S.H. Crow and WmB. Scott to examine the seats made for the Blacks, and report their value — dismissed J.A. Thomas by letter — Jeny, Slave belonging to Robert Oats, charged with falsehood and harboring runaway negroes, and was for said offence excluded.

January 19th 1861

The Committee on seats for the Blacks report that the said seats are worth Twelve Dollars, report received. On motion it was agreed to erase the record of February the 20th 1860 and also directed the Clerk to make the erasure

March 16th 1861

Agreed that on conference meeting in April be regarded as the time for collecting funds for the support of the Gospel if not done before that time.

Approved Bros Skinner, Scott, Johnson and Calvert to ascertain the families that are destitute of the Bible.

Resolved that Unity Church supply the destitute within her bounds with the Bible.

April the 20th 1861

Appointed Bros Wm Skinner and Samuel Crow a committee to inquire about the reported disorder of Nim a slave belonging to Genl Nesbitt and [blank ] a slave belonging to Madison Lanhum

May 18th 1861

I Nelly Shackleford joined by experience

The Committee on destitution report Six families destitute of the Bible. Bro. Davis was appointed to procure a copy for each family (worth fifty cents)

June 15th 1861

Elected E.F. Davis, Wm B. Scott, E.M. Calvert delegates to the Association; and Aaron Floyd as alternate

Resolved that we absolve this Church from any responsibilities for the association mission, and that this Church accept of the Services of Bro Drummond to act as a church missionary

Resolved to organize a Sunday School under the care of Bro S. Crow and E.F. Davis - the latter to act as Superintendent preside over and direct its general management -

July 20th 1861

Agreed to meet on Wednesday week to repair the grave yard fence and under pin the House Church letter read and accepted.

Agreed to have a protracted meeting, beginning on our usual day of meeting in September

Requested the Delegates and members to ask Helps in the name of the Church

September [blank ] 1861

According to previous arrangement the Church met and continued from to day for 9 days ending on the second Sabbath of the meeting - during which time under the preaching of Bros Drummond, Mayfield and Vaughn, the church was piously stirred up and had and heard glad tidings in the addition to her members of twenty four by experience —

Joined by experience. Jane a slave belonging to Mrs. R. Hobby, Hettie Chesney, John Johnson, [blank] Johnson. Addie Skinner, [blank] Bass, [blank] Bass, Jane Reynolds, S.D. Davis, Lou V. Mason, Samuel Bell, Jefferson Waddle, R.J. Calvert, S.M. Gentry, Robert Thomas, Mary J. Reynolds, Mary Jane Thomas, Emily a Slave belonging to Mrs. Alexander also James Martin belonging to Mrs. Hobby, Rachel & Caroline belonging to John Gentry, Pinckney Thomas

October [blank ] 1861

Excluded Nina belonging to General Nesbit for fornication —

Called Bro. Charles Mayfield to supply the Church for the ensueing year.

November [blank] 1861

Sarah, belonging to Thomas Thomas was received by Experience.

Bro. Mayfield accepts the call

December [blank] 1861

No business

March [blank] 1862

No meeting or business in January & February

Received W.N. Willis, his Wife Sallie M. Willis and daughter Martha A. Willis by letter, dated Dec. 1st 1861.

April [blank] 1862

No business —

May [blank] 1862

No business

June [blank] 1862

Granted a letter of dismissal to Elizabeth T. Cook. Elected Bros. E.F. Davis, Aaron Floyd, E.M. Calvert Delegates to the association and Bro. W.N. Willis alternate

July 19th 1862

Letter to the association read and approved.

The Church agreed to meet on Thursday before the association.

Agreed to hold a protracted meeting commencing on Friday before the 3d Lords day in September. Members & Delegates are requested to invite Ministers in the name of the Church.

Agreed to employ Bro S. Crow to keep the Spring and House in order the Church obligates to pay him for the same. Bro. J.L. Norman was with us in the service of the Lord.

Thursday, August 14th 1862

Had preaching, but no business Except appointing next Wednesday to meet to clean out the Grave Yard and work on the Road.

Thursday, September 18th 1862

By request of President Davis, the Church Convened, to give thanks to almighty God for the late victories of the Confederate Arms over the northern foe.

Friday 19th Preaching

Saturday 20th Preaching — No Business

The meeting protracted until Thursday following

On Tuesday Permelia Mason joined by experience

On Wednesday Parthena Scott joined by experience

during the meeting may [many?] mourners sought an interest in the prayers of the meeting

March 14th 1863

Received Jas. McCarly by letter

Agreed to organize the Sabbath School. 50 persons as Teachers and Schollars Enrolled their names as members of the Sabbath School. Extended an invitation to other denominations to join the Unity Sunday School.

Took up collection to send the Confederate Baptist to different Companies in the Army. The paper to be directed to those immediately in the bounds of Unity Church and sent in the name of the Church. Bro. Davis to act for the Church.

April Meeting [1863]

No Business

May Meeting [1863]

No Business

June 20th 1863

Elected Bros. E.F. Davis, Aaron Floyd, W.B. Scott, E.M. Calvert delegates to the Association and S.H. Crow alternate.

No delegates appointed to attend Union Meeting.

Motion to move the pulpit refered to next meeting

July 18th 1863

Agreed to move the pulpit to the N.E. Side of the House. appointed Tuesday after 2nd Sabbath to meet to move pulpit and clean out grave Yard

Sunday received Nancy Crow by experience and Caroline Crow by experience

Statistics for Association

Baptized 3 }

By Letter 2 } Sunday School

Restored 0 } Teachers 10

Dismissed 0 } Scholars 57

Excluded 0 } Library 1.50

Dead 6 }

Whites 114 }

Blacks 36 }

Total 150 }

Sept 19th 1863

No Conference.

Sept 20th Received a letter from Antioch Church requesting aid in settling difficulty in their church - Whereupon Bros Davis, Pearson and Floyd were appointed to attend and aid in said settlement.

Oct. 17th [1863] no Business

18th Sunday Mary King received by experience

19th Monday

20 Tuesday Received Lizzie Ward by Experience.

21 Wednesday Received Mary King [repeat?] and Jennie E. Mason; also a slave belonging to Madison Lanhum by Experience

21 [22nd ?] Thursday, Received Elizabeth Floyd and [blank ] a slave belonging to Mrs. Hobby by Experience

22 Amandy Gentry, Pinckney Gentry and Nancy Floyd; also [blank ]belonging to P. Alexander

24 Administered the ordinance of Baptism

Nov 14th [1863]

Granted a letter of dismission to Caroline Crow

Called Bro. Charles P. Mayfield to the supply of the church for the ensuing year

December Meeting [1863]

Granted a letter of dismissal to James McCarly.

A motion was made to License Bro E.F. Davis to preach who being absent was postponed until next meeting

January [blank ] 1864

The Church by unanimous consent and vote, Elected that Bro Davis do exercise in public in such maner as he thinks prudent.

The case of Jery a slave belonging to Robert Otts was dropped.

February 1864

No Business

March [1864]

No Business

April [1864]

No Business

May [1864]

June 1864

Agreed to hear the statements of Jery, belonging to Robert Oatts in reference to his excommunication

Elected Bros Davis, Floyd, Scott and Calvert delegates to the Association.

Sunday, Heard the Statement of Jerry, as above stated.

July 1864

No business except the adoption of Church letter to the Association

August 19th 1864

The Clerk being absent W.H. Willis was appointed ProTem

The case of Jerry a slave belonging to Robert Otts was laid over.

There were unfavorable reports of Nelly Shackleford about which a committee consisting of the Deacons of the Church and B.G. Johnson, T.H. Crow and D.B. King were appointed to confer with her and report on next conference meeting — The Deacons were directed to confer with delinquent members and request them to attend meetings

August 27th 1864

Protracted meeting commenced according to former appointment

Services conducted by Brethren White & Davis

Sunday Prayer meeting in the morning; forenoon service by Bro Hillard; afternoon by Bro Lee closed by prayer for mourners.

Monday Services by Bro Drummond in the forenoon and afternoon by bros White & Rampley

Tuesday. Prayer meeting at night by bro Mayfield and services by bro. Robertson in forenoon, and by bro Johnson in the afternoon. Restored William West to fellowship in the church and granted him a letter of dismissal; closed by prayer for mourners, many having presented themselves

Services at night by bro Mayfield

Wednesday. Prayer meeting and services bro Drummond in the forenoon and prayer for mourners; Services in the afternoon by bro. Johnson and the door of the church opened received Mary Wilder by experience.

Thursday. Prayer meeting Services by bro Mayfield

Received Nancy Floyd by experience

Friday Prayer meeting and services by bro Johnson — Prayer with mourners after which the meeting adjourned.

Sept 17th 1864

The Clerk being absent Bro Willis was appointed pro tem.

Received Sallie A. Scott by experience

The case of Jery dismissed. The Committee on the case of Nelly Shackleford report her guilty of taking that which did not belong to her, and also of falsehood, upon which she was excluded — The Deacons are to Continue to visit delinquent members.

October (Meeting) 1864

Received Elias R. Johnson by letter from Friendship Church.

Elected Bro. C.P. Mayfield to supply the Church for the ensuing year.

Resolved to read proceedings of conference before adjournment.

Nov. 1864 No Conference

Dec. 16th 1864

No Business

January 14th 1864

At the request of Bro. E.F. Davis Church Clerk W.H. Willis was elected Church Clerk

February 18th 1865

Several pages in this section are impossible or difficult to read — need to see if the book is still available ********************************************************

H.M. Willis Clk.

It was agreed that statistics of this church be ___ ____ that page or pages of the record book ____ special _____ of deaths of any person who fell a victim is to be recorded; also that the deaths

March ____ 1865

[Too dim to read]

April 19th 1865

Adeline Couch was reported to be in disorder upon which bros Willis and Floyd were appointed to Confer with her and cite her to attend the church in regard to the same.

May 20th 1865

The case of Sister Couch was taken up, She being present, a Committee was appointed to confer privately with her, consisting of Bros Davis, Hatchett, Floyd, Johnson and Lanford. In Conference, she Sister Couch openly confessed her faults, expressed her regret and sorrow for her offence, and begged forgiveness, expressing her conviction in the injury she had done the church and the offence against its members, upon which they forgave her and restored her to fellowship in the Church.

Appointed Bros E.R. Johnson, Wilder and Miles Scott, with bro Floyd as a choir or Singing clerks.

June 17th 1865

Elected as Delegates to the Association A. Floyd, W.H. Willis, E.F. Davis, E.M. Calvert and E.R. Johnson Alternate.

July 15th 1865

Read and adopted a letter to the association.

By request of E.F. Davis appointed a committee consisting of the Deacons of the Church, A. Floyd, W. Skinner and C.P. Mayfield to investigate certain reports against him.

The committee reported that from all they could learn, the reports against Bro E.F. Davis are unfounded.

There was no conference in August

Sept. 16th 1865

A protracted meeting commenced to day Services conducted by Bro C.P. Mayfield and Durham; Dismissed by letter Bro ______ ?.?. Thomas. Sunday 17th Prayer [Rest of page too dim to Read]

Saturday 23rd Sept. 1865

Preaching by Brethren Perry Hawkins and Durham. Recd by Experience David ?. Floyd, T.J. West and Alexander Reynolds.

Sunday 24th met at the water Recd by Experience Sary Brown when the ordinance of Baptism was administered by Rev. Mr. Durham to all the above named candidates. Afterwards met at the house preaching by Mayfield and Durham. ___ ___ ___ ___ Recd by Experience _____ Vise. The meeting closed for the present —

October 14th 1865

Recd by Experience Elizabeth Thomas and John Varner. Dismissed by letter William Waddle and his wife Elizabeth

Elected Dr. Durham as our supply for next year 1866

Resolved that this Church return their heartfelt thanks to Bros C.P. Mayfield for his punctual and zealous ministry that he has bestowed to us during his ministration with us and amongst us.

On Sunday the ordinance of Baptism administered

November 18th [1865]

No business

December 16th [1865]

Dismissed by letter Rachel a colerd woman formerly Servant of Wm Alexander

January 1866

No conference

February 17th [1866]

[Can’t read]

March

[Can’t read]

April 14th [1866]

Received by letter [can’t read]

May 19th

[Can’t read]

June 16th

Our preacher was absent [can’t read]

July 14th 866

Dismissed by letter Bro N.B. Davis. Read and adopted a letter to the Tyger River Association [Can’t read]

Statisticks of the Church Returned to the Association 1866. Baptized 16 - Recd by letter 4 - Restored 00 - Dismised by letter 12 - Excluded 00 - Dead 4 - Whites 123 - blacks 38 - Total 161 -

Sarah Floyd Died April 3rd 1866

James Mason Died April 6th 1866

Sarah Thomas Died April 8th 1866

John Pearson Died August 12th 1866

August 18th [1866]

It was agreed to pospone the protracted meeting untill the October meeting

Sept. 15th [1866]

Granted Lettees of Dismission to Louisa Brice (Couch it was) and J.A. Thomas

Tom Scott Colered, Reported in Disorder appointed a committe to see him and report next meeting consisting of E.M. Stone. N. Nesbitt and A. Floyd

1866

Appointed Delegates to the Union Meeting to be held at Bethel Church commencing on Friday before the fifth Sunday in this month. N. Nesbitt and A. Floyd — It was agreed on Sundayto protract the present meeting 16th 17th 18th Received by Experience Margaret E. Reynolds. Dismised by letter Cary [?.] Vise

19th Received by Experience M.G. Vise & C. Melissa Barnitt and by letter, Harriet Copeland

20th Received by Experience Mary A. Thomas, Drayton Oshields, Mary Hatchett and Angelena Alexander a colered woman. The Services conducted up to day by our pastor Dr. S.D. Durham. Rev R. Woodruff was with us to day and preached

21st preaching by Rev. R. Woodruff

Received by Experience Nancy A. Thomas, Amanda Johnson, Mary A. Willis, Lidda Ward and Hamp Kelly a colered man

22nd Received by Letter Sister S.A. Cathcart

by Experience the following colered persons Nancy Terry, Amanda Alexander, Elias Alexander and Sylva Hobby.

23rd The Sabbath assembled at the water

Received by Experience Lizzie C. Willis Afterwards The ordinance of Baptism was administered to all of the above named Candidates after which the meeting Closed —

October 20th [1866]

The committe on the case of Tom Scott Colered reported, charged him with stealing corn, he confessed that he was guilty and promised to do so no more &c. The church agreed to forgive him for the offence

1866

Went into an Election for a supply for the next year Dr. S.D. Durham was Elected —

November 17th [1866]

Dismissed by letter Miles Scott his wife Nancy and Daughter Sallie A. Scott.

On Sunday 18th gave Hamp Kely a letter of Dismission.

Hamp did not get his letter

December. no meeting

January 19th 1867

Caroline Lanham Colered reported in disorder Brethren Johnson and Hatchett to see her and cite her to next meeting

Bro Durham through Bro. E.F. Davis let the church know that he accepted the call and had made arrangements with Bro Gwin to supply the church in his absence. posponed to next meeting.

Feb. 16th [1867]

Clerk absent Bro. E.F. Davis protem

Case of the Colered sister posponed

The Church accepted the arra[nge]ment of Bro Durham with Bro Gwin to supply the Church in his absence.

March 16th [1867]

No conference

Bro. D.B. King died April 11th 1867.

Bro. Thomas Jones Died April 13th 1867.

Sister Vastie Compton Died [blank]

April 10th [1867]

Received by letter Sister Julia A. Thomas from Friendship Church

The case of Caroline Lanham Colored Taken up Charge her with the sin of Adultery.

Excluded her for the same

May 18th [1867]

Jerry Lanham freedman reported to have been stealing - a committee consisting of Bros. S.H. Crow, A. Floyd, G. Chumbley and N. Nesbitt to see and cite him to next meeting Hamp Kelly or Carter freedman reported for cutting another freedman. Laid over to next meeting Bro G. Chumbley to see him

Caroline Alexander freedwoman reported and charged with stealing Excluded for the same. appointed N. Nesbitt and J.C. Lanford Delegates to the union meeting, to be held at Greenpond Church on the 5th Sunday in June next.

June 15th [1867]

The case of Jerry Lanham taken up Committe reported he was [guilty?] Excluded for the above charge

June 15th 1867 [new page in the Church Record]

Hamp Carter freedmans case taken up and Excluded him on the foregoing Charge

Elected Delegates to the association W.H. Willis, E.F. Davis, E.M. Calvert, A. Floyd and E.R. Johnson Alternate which is to convene with the Cedar Grove Church on Friday before the third Sunday in August next.

July 20th [1867]

Herd and adopted a letter to the Association

Thomas Niton [Knighton?] Died July 1867

Statisticks returned to the association 1867. Baptized 17. Recd by letter 3. Restored 00. Dist. by letter 6. Excluded 4. Dead 1. Whites 127. blacks 40

August [1867]

The Church agreed to protract her meeting in Sept.

Sept. 14th [1867]

Gave a letter of Dismission to Bro. Drayton Oshelds. The protracted meeting commenced to day Sunday the 15th. Preaching by Bros. G. Drummond, J. G?. White and W. Drummond Monday the 16th preaching by Bros. Gwin & W. Drummond. Tuesday the 17th Servises conducted [by] Bro. Gwin

Sept 1869 [continued from last page]

Received by Experience William Silas Stone. Wednesday the 18th Servises by Bros. Gwin and Davis Recd by Experience William T. Thomas. Thursday the 19th Servises by Bros. Gwin & Davis restored to the fellowship of the Church Jerry Lanham or Alexander freedman

Friday the 20th Servises by Bros. Gwin and Davis Received by Experience Fannie Hatchett, Linder Skinner, Melissa P. Gentry, Annie V. Scott and John L.P. Willis aged 14 years.

Saturday 21st Servises conducted by Bro. Gwin and others Recd by Experience Nancy A. Johnson, Martha C. Davis, Benjamin Chumbley, Jas. B. Alexander age 10 years and six months and the following freedman Jane Alexander, Pinckney Alexander aged about 11 years, Joe Willis - in the evening William P. Skinner

Sunday 22nd Servises by Bro. Davis and others Recd by Exp Margaret Johnson, Simpson Lanford, George W. Chumbley, Smith Chumbley aged between 10 and 11 years and Henry Ross [or Boss?] Freedman - omitted to state in the proper place on Friday 20th George Floyd was restored to the fellowship of the Church.

Conference Oct 18th [1867]

Received by Experience Friday night M.O. Gwin and Winnie Alexander Colered

Saturday 19th By Experience Mary Ward and Tucker Nighton - Dist Bro. M.G. Vise

The Church Made choice of Rev. J.T. Gwin for her supply for next year he being present aggreed to serve the church

Saturday night Recd by Experience Wm Alexander and Aaron Brewton a person of color

Sunday 20 Recd by experience Cassie Thomas after which the ordinance of Baptism was administered to all of the above named candidates except Cassie Thomas

November 16 [1867] Granted a letter to C.M. Barnett

Appointed Brothers Crow, Floyd & Alexander a committee on reparing the house & report next meeting. Saturday night Brother Alexander entered protest against Sister Barnett receiving her letter.

Sunday 17, Cassie Thomas was baptised

Granted letters of dismission to J.S. Vise & Eliza M. Vise his wife

December 14th 1867

Received by Experience Letter W.R. Waddel and wife Elizabeth Waddel.

The same Committe on repairs continued

A committe consisting of W.H. Willis, A. Floyd, G. Brewton and E.F. Davis to settle he difficulty between W. Alexander and C.M. Barnett.

January 18th 1868

Received by letter Sister Elizabeth Waddel. Dismised by letter Bro. Jas. R. Crow. The committe to settle the difficulty betwen W. Alexander and C.M. Barnett report the same settled and that she have her letter dated back when first granted.

February 15th [1868]

No business

March 14th

Rained No Business

April 18th

Pastor Absent. no conference

May 16th

Granted a letter of Dismision to Nancy Lorry [or Torry?] a colered woman

William Skinner Died December 9th 1867

Jane Alexander a colered Woman Died November [blank] 1867

June [1868]

Elected E.F. Davis, William Alexander, W.T. Thomas, N. Nesbitt and M. Scott, E.R. Johnson Alternates Delegates to the association

July 18th [1868]

Read and adopted a letter to the association. Agreed to the following addition to rule the 5th And it is especially the duty of the deacons to use such means as are nessary to procure sufficient funds to liquidate from time to time all gospel or church obligations

August 15th [1868]

Granted Letters of Dismission John Johnson and wife Elizabeth Johnson

Sept. 19th [1868]

The building Committee reported the house Coverd. The protracted meeting commenced to day Servises by Bro. J.T. Gwin and W. Johnson. Sunday 20th Servises by Elders W. Drummond and W. Johnson.

Monday 21st by J.T. Gwin

Tuesday by the same Wednesday and C.P. Mayfield — Wednesday Servises by C.P. Mayfield and Gwin servises at night

Thursday Servises by Mayfield and Gwin Recd by Experience Wm A. Thomas and Mary Floyd in servises at night. Recd by Experience Enoch A. Floyd, Francis P. Floyd and Mary Alexander a colered girl, the meeting closed

Oct. 17th [1868]

Received by Experience W.S. Scott

by letter Elizabeth Hoy, Mary L. Ward, W.P. Hoy and wife M.M. Hoy. W.P. Hoy received as a ordained deacon; the letters all from Mt. Pleasant Church. Resolved on motion it was agreed that Bro. W.B. Scott be a retired Deacon. Recd a letter from Cedar Shoal Church asking for two delegates meet with them at their next conference agreed to send S.H. Crow and W.H. Willis.

Hariet Nesbitt Colored reported in disorder Excluded

Bro. N. Nesbitt to inquire after Letty and Lucy formerly Servants of W. Skinner

Agreed to continue Bro J.T. Gwin as our Supply for the next year

Sunday 18th the ordinance of Baptism administered to all of the above named canidates by Bro. J.T. Gwin

Church conference Nov 15th [1868]

Received by letter Louis and Elizabeth Wilder from Cedar Shoal Church

The case of Letty and Lucy formerly servants of W. Skinner laid over

Bros. Snow, Floyd and Stone to confer with them. Bro. P. Shackleford and [L?. B. Lanford] to cite them to attend next meeting to answer for non attendance. The clerk to [hard to read]

December 19th [1868]

Received by letter Fielden Walden and his wife Amanda Walden. The cases on record all pased over.

The memorial in regard to Bro. Thomas Hatchetts Death ordered to be recorded

January 10th 1869

Recd a request from pages[?] Creek Church to change our meeting day. agreed to change to the 4th Sunday and day before.

Bro. Crow gave notice that he was would [be?] at our next meeting; move to adopt rule to prohibit dancing card playing Drunkeness &c. by members of the Church

In Memory of Thomas Hatchett

Since our last conference it has it has pleased an all wise God to remove by Death our beloved Brother and Deacon Thomas Hatchett.

Thomas Hatchett was born Sept 23rd 1796. Joined this Church June 16th 1832 was ordained Deacon in April 1845 and died Nov. 22nd 1868 in the 73rd year of his age.

He was a faithful and consistent member of the Church ___ ___ ___ for his order of life and his regular attendance at our conference meetings Was a good man.

Therefore be it resolved

That in the death of Bro. Hatchett this church has lost one of its most faithful members but we believe our loss is his Eternal gain.

That we think he has left us a worthy Example and that we all would do well to try to imitate his walk

3rd That the Clerk be Instructed to appropriate a page of our record book inscribed with the foregoing testament of respect.

Church conference Feb 27th 1869

Adopted the following preamble and resolutions and ordered them recorded with the rules of the Church

Whereas there appears to be an increasing disposition on the part of many professed Christian to mingle and take part in many of the vain worldly amusements of the present time these doing and encouraging what is plainly inconsistent with the spirit Religion.

And whereas it has become nessary to establish a line of distinction between worldly practices and the duties and privileges of Christians

Therefore resolved that it is the Solemn conviction of this Church to which public expression is hereby given that Card playing Dancing at public or select parties or allowing it in our houses Drinking ardent Spirits to an excess are wrong and dangerous in their tendencies and influence and should be avoided by those professing to be disciples of Jesus.

And whenever any of our members shall participate in such practices it shall be the duty of the Pastor and Deacons to admonish them affectionately of the eror of this course and if after this they persistently go on then they shall be dealt with by the Church as offending members.

Letty and Lucy freed women formerly servants of W. Skinner & they having left the country without applying for letters of Dismison was Excluded for violating the rules of the church

1869

March 27th

No Business

April 24th

May 22nd

Bro. Gwin Absent Bro Davis acting moderator pro tem Delegates to the union meeting to convene at this place on Friday before the 5th Sunday of this month S.H. Crow and A. Floyd. Adopted a testimonial of respect to the memory of Bro George Floyd and ordered it to be recorded.

June 26th [1869]

Recd Elifus Rogers (Col) by Experience

The matter of Systematic Benevolence deferd until next meeting.

Bros. N. Nesbitt, J.C. Lanford and S.H. Crow appointed to raise funds to purchase books for the Sunday School. Elected Bros. E.F. Davis, E.M. Calvert, J.C. Lanford, N. Nesbitt and S.H. Crow Delegates to the Association.

Lanthenia [or Sarthenia] Lanham (Col) Died some time this spring

July 24th [1869]

The subject of Systematic Benevolence under consideration. appointed a committee E.F. Davis, W.H. Willis, S.H. Crow, J.C. Lanford, E.R. Johnson, E.M. Calvert and N. Nesbitt to submitt a plan at next meeting. Read and adopted a letter to the Tyger River association which convenes at Welford Church

Agreed that the meeting in September be protracted

Statistics for 1869 Baptized 7. Recd by letter 8. Restored 00. Dist by letter 2. Excluded 3. Dead 3. Whites 142. Colered 39. Total 181

To Memory of George Floyd

Whereas this Church has lost one of its oldest members in the [recent?] death of Bro. George Floyd, This Church laments his loss, sympathizes with the family of the deceased and in respect to his memory a blank page in the record Book be set apart and that the clerk be directed to enter this brief notice together with his age and date of Death on the same done in conference this the 22nd May 1869

George Floyd was born

January [blank space ] 1800 and Died

May the 15th 1869 in the 70th year

of his age

1869

August 25th

The committee on systematic contributions reported. Adopted.

The committee on systematic Benevolence Have fully considered the necesitys of the Church also the duty of each member in regard to the same, and conclude let us view the Charity and Benevolence in what light we may that it is the duty of each to give of their means as the Lord has propered.

Honor demands this. Christian duty demands it. the prosperity of the church demands it. Therefore we sincerely recommend that the Church direct the clerk to take from the Church Book the names of each and all its members and that the same be placed in the hands of the officers of the church and that they are directed to call on each and every member and urge them to give accordingly of their means as the Lord has prospered — We are also fully satified that less than one hundred and fifty Dollars anually will fail to discharge the Christian duties of the church. The Committee Recommend that the Church adopt the above as its plan of systematic Benevolence.

E.H. Davis Chairman

appointed delegates to the union meeting to convene at Cedar Shoal church next fifth Sunday. E.M. Stone & J.C. Lanford with the officers of the church

September 25th [1869]

gave letters of dismission to sisters Frances Gwin and Margaret Burton Johnson it was before Marriage

1869

Joe Willis (Col) Excluded for leaving our church and joining the Methodist

appointed a committe consisting of N. Nesbitt, J.C. Lanford & W.H. Willis to enquire into the cause and labor in the case of Wm Crow and wife Separation and report to next meeting

Protracted meeting commenced today

Sunday 26th servises by Bro. Gwin

Monday 27th servises by Bros. Gwin and Davis. Dismised by letter sister S.L. Revan, formerly Thomas.

Tuesday 28th Servises by Bros. Gwin and Davis

Wednesday Srevises by the same

Dist by letter Jas. Rogers and wife and Elias Rogers, all (Colered) The last named letters returned.

(Viz Jas. Rogers and wife and Elias Rogers)

October 23rd [1869]

Bro. Gwin Absent. Bro. W. P. Hoy moderator pro tem.

Granted Letters of Dismission to the following Brethren & sisters E.M. Stone & wife Elizabeth, Aaron Floyd & wife Nancy M., two sons, Enoch A. and Francis P., D.G. Floyd and wife Mary D., R.M. Thomas & wife Sarah Jane and Thomas Scott (Col)

The committe on the case of Bro. & Sister Crow asked for the addition of two to said committe agreed to B.G. Johnson and F. Walden added

Agreed to go into a call for supply for next year

Rev. M.V. B. Lankford Elected.

1869, Nov. 27th

Gave a letter of Dismision to Bro. W.S. Scott. The committe on the case of Bro. & Sister Crow not prepared to report defered untill next meeting.

On motion Bro Marion J. Scott was adding to the Singing Choir.

December 25th

It rained there was no meeting

January 16th 1870.

It rained there was no conference

February 19th 1870

Bro M.V.B. Lankford present and entered on the duty as supply of the Church for the present year. The case of Bro. & sister Crow taken up. Bro. B.G. Johnson chairman of the committee of investigation reported. The committee was unanimously of the opinion that they both deserved censure of the church They were both Excluded for separating and not living as husband and wife should

March 19th

The minutes of last meeting approved

Agreed that the church holds communion to morrow.

April [1870]

No meeting the Moderator absent sick

May 14th

Elder J.G. Landrum present

agreed to send delegates to the union meeting at Antioch to convene on the fifth Sunday in this month - the officers of the church

1870 [May continued to top of new page]

S.H. Crow, T.J. Ward and F. Walden

Agreed to appoint a committe of five on repairs the windows, doors, &c.

Committe N. Nesbitt, S.H. Crow, W.H. Willis, J.C. Lanford and E.M. Calvert.

June 18th

Committee on repairs continued

Lemuel Bell reported in disorder leaving the church and his wife and taking up with another woman Excluded

Appointed a committee of three on repairs about the grave yard. William Alexander, W.P. Hoy and E.R. Johnson.

Elected Delegates to the Association to convene at Brushy Creek Church on Friday before the third Sunday in August next

N. Nesbitt, Marion Scott, F. Walden, W.H. Willis and J.C. Lanford Alternate

July 16th [1870]

Elected Delegates to the union T.J. Ward and S.H. Crow. agreed to petition Tyger River association to meet with us next year 1871. Read a letter to the association adopted

Statisticks returned to the association 1870 - Baptized 00. Received by letter 00. Restored 00. Dismised by letter 17. Excluded 4. Dead 1. Whites 122. Colered 37. Total 159.

August [1870]

There was no conference

Elizabeth Hoy died November 19th 1869 in the 83rd year of her age —

Elizabeth Hoy was born May the 1st 1787. Joined the Unity Baptist Church

July 15th 1837 [or 1839?] and died as above set forth

Since our last conference it has pleased an all wise God to remove from among us by Death our much esteemed and beloved Brother George Chumbley.

Bro. Chumbley joined this church by Experience Sept. 18th 1865, and died Oct. 4th 1870, in full assurance of a blest immortality beyond the grave, in the 72nd year of his age, In peace with his Creator, God and all mankind.

Resolved that in the death of Bro Clumbley this church has sustained a great loss and we sympathize with his bereaved family and hope that our loss is his eternal gain.

Resolved that a blank page in our record Book be set a part for the inscription of his birth age and death be written on the same

Resolved that the clerk be requested to enter this preamble and resolutions &c....

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[Loose sheet, a letter of dismissal from Philadelphia Baptist Church]

Glenn Springs, S.C.

Oct 8th 1892

Spartanburg asso.

We the Baptist Church of Christ at Philadelphia do certify that Bro J.T. Thackston and Sister Susan C. Thackston, Maggie F.G. Thackston, Lizzie J. Thackston are members in good standing with us and are hereby dismissed from us at their own request. When joined to another church of Like faith and order

Done in Conference and Signed by order of the Same

Oct. 8th 1892

J.E. Covington Mod

W.L. Miller

Ch. Clerk

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Sept 17th [1870]

Minutes of last conference confirmed

Protracted meeting commenced to day

Sunday 18th Servises by Bros Lankford and I. [or J?.] Daimond. Congregation large

Monday 19th Servises by Bros. Lankford, Landrum and S. Drummond. at night by J.L. West and J.G. Landrum.

Tuesday 20th Servises by Langford received by Experience Mary Stone

Wednesday 21st Servises by M.V.B. Lankford

Thursday 22nd Servises by S. Drummond and M.V.B. Lankford.

Friday 23rd Servises by S. Drummond and M.V.B. Lankford Meeting closed

Conference Oct 15th [1870]

Minutes of last meeting confirmed

Gave letters of Dismission to the following Brethren & Sisters E.R. Johnson and wife Nancy Ann, Richd Reynolds and wife Margret. appointed delegates to the union meeting W. Alexander and F. Walden

adopted a preamble & Resolutions in memory of our departed Bro G. Chumbley

agreed to go in to a call for a supply for the next year Rev. M.V.B. Lankford was unanimously called

Nov 19th [1870]

Minutes of last meeting approved

gave letters of dismission to Simpson Lanford and Silas Stone and daughter Mary Stone. added to committee on grave yard Bros J.C. Lanford. Bro.Stone and daughter not called for.

December [1870]

There was no conference preacher absent

1871, January 14th

Received by letter John R. Smith

Minutes of last meeting approved

Recd a request from W.H. Wilder and wife who has moved to Arcasans [Arkansas?] that their membership remain with us for the present

 

February 18th

Minister Absent no conference

on Sunday preacher presant Recd by letter W.W. Grumble and wife Loretta.

March [1871]

No conference Preacher Absent.

April 15th

Minutes of last meeting approved

On motion appointed a committee consisting of S. Brewton, N. Nesbitt, F. Walden, S.H. Crow, W. Alexander, J.C. Lanford, John Thomas and the officers of the Church to select a place for the stand for the association and other arrangements for the same and report next meeting. Agreed to change the time of meeting on Saturday untill two o’clock for the present. Granted a letter of dismission to Sister S. Dru Hawkins. Delegates to the union meeting J.C. Lanford, S.H. Crow with the officers of the Church

May 20th [1871]

Moderator Absent. Bro S. Brewton moderator pro tem- minutes of last meeting read. the committe on place for stand reported that it be on the [road?] from Mr Thomas to Rogers Bridge road. agreed to

1871, June 17th

Moderator Absent Bro. J.C. Hudson acting. Minutes of last meeting read

Granted letters of Dismission to three colered sisters, the wife of Simpson Alexander and two daughters. On motion agreed that Bro. A.B. Woodruff be authorized a cordial and general Invitation to ministers to attend our association at this place

There having been a disturbance at our last meeting on Sunday on motion the following named committee were appointed to enquire into it. W.H. Willis, S.H. Crow, Nesbitt, Lanford, Johnson, Calvert, Hoy, Davis Elected Delegates to the associationW.H. Willis, N. Nesbitt, J.C. Lanford, E.M. Calvert and S.H. Crow alternate

July 15th [1871]

Moderator Absent Bro S. Brewton pro tem minutes of last [meeting] read

The committee reported on the disturbance at our meeting in May report accepted and is as follows. The commite in regard to the disturbance at Unity Church Wherein Bro Willie Chumbley and Frank Castleberry were the immediate parties concerned after fully considering the same

1st deplore verry much the necessiy that any member of the Church or any one else should feel any necissity to carry deadly weapons about their person at the house of God. nevertheless the committee have no charge to make against Willie Chumbley in regard to said disorder and exonerate him from censure or blame as the said Willie Chumbley has given said committe satisfactory acnowledgement in regard thereto

1871

Second. the committe in the case of Mr. Franklin Castleberry feel deeply the necisity of adopting some course to suppress disorder at the Church and while they fully deplore and censure the disorder charged against the said Franklin Castleberry as entirely against good order and unjustifiable - nevertheless the committe recommend from the acknowledgment made before them. that the Church bear with the said Franklin Castleberry - Provided in the future he gives no fresh cause of complaint to the Church.

Read and adopted a letter to the association. appointed the following committe to make the stand for the association S.G. Lanford, E.M. Calvert, J.C. Lanford & W.P. Hoy on preparing Ground. N. Nesbitt, M.J. Scott, T.J. Ward, S.H. Crow, F. Walden, W. Waddell, S. Brewton, John Thomas

on cleaning house sisters Julia Thomas, __ian Crow, Betty Mason, S.N. Willis and Pauline Nesbitt

Delegates to the union meeting at Cedar Shoal S.H. Crow, & John Thomas

Sept 16th

Minutes of last meeting confirmed

Gave letters of dismission to the following named colered Brethren and Sisters Richard Rogers and wife Leah, Isaac Rogers, Eliphas Rogers and Leah Drummond. read the following notice of the association and ordered it to be recorded

Thirty eight anniversary of the Tyger River association met with this Church August 18th 1871. Introductory sermon preached by Rev. J.L. Vass. W. Williams, D.D. was Moderator

1871

A.B. Woodruff Clerk H.P. Griffith treasurer

The business of the association was conducted throughout in harmony and in good feeling

Preaching at the stand was able and instructive

The congregation was large well behaved. Dr. Furman in his closing address to the association remarked that he had never seen a better behaved congregation

The church feel under great obligations to the Brethren and friends not members of this Church for their kind assistance in preparing for and accomadating the association

October 14th [1871]

Minutes of last meeting read & adopted

Agreed that the church now go into a call for a supply for the next year

Bro. M.V.B. Lankford called unanimously. Appointed delegates to the union meeting at New Hope. S.H. Crow, J.C. Lanford with the officers of the Church

Sunday 15th gave letters of dismision to W.P. Skinner and his son Linder Skinner

Nov 18th [1871]

Minutes of last meeting confirmed

Give the Clerk leave to give to any of our colered members in good standing letters of dismision when desired The following have received letters Asron Brewton & wife Sallie, Sallie Willis, Selina Woodruff, Tony Hobby, Martin Hobby, Sylva Hobby, Jane Miller, Hannah Woodruff

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and Elizer Pearson

Adoped a preamble and resolutions in memory of our deceased Bro John Lanford -

No Conference in December. preaching on Sunday.

In memory of John Lanford Decd

Brethren and sisters since our last conference we have been called upon to mourn the death of our much esteemed and venerable Father John Lanford who after living to a good old age had fell asleep in Jesus. We feel assured that our loss is his eternal gain.

Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord they rest from their Labours and their works do follow them.

Our Bro. died October 27th 1871 aged - 92 years. He joined the church at Bethel in March 1811, but for the last Thirty one years has been a consistent member of this Church.

Resolved 1st That as a church it is our duty to bow with humble submission to the will of our Heavenly Father

2nd That the bereaved family have our heart felt sympathys

3rd That the Clerk be instructed to record the foregoing in our record book as a testimonial of our respect to our departed Bro

1872 January the 20th

Church conference

Servises by the Pastor

Minutes of last [meeting] read and adopted

February the weather bad

no conference. Pastor Absent.

March

Pastor absent no conference

April 20th [1872]

Conference Servises by Pastor

Received John L. Johnson and his wife Betty.

Leah Drummond colered returned her letter Dismised by letter Bro. John R. Smith

May 18th 1872

Servises by the Pastor

Minutes of last meeting read and adopted

June 15th [1872]

Servises by Pastor

Minutes of last meeting read & adopted.

Received by letter Bro. Curtis Pearson and his daughter Elliott Pearson

Elected as delegates to the association W.H. Willis, E.M. Calvert, J.C. Lanford and F. Walden Alternate

delegates to the union meeting to be held at this place S.H. Crow & F. Walden and the officers of the Church.

The union meeting was held with this church on the fifth Sunday and day before in June

1872

Conference in July 20th Pastor absent

Minutes of last meeting read & adopted

Read a letter to the association adopted Agreed that the church protract her meeting in Sept.

July 31st gave a letter of dismission to Mariah Gentry Colored

State of the church returned to the Association for he year 1872 made out 14th Day of August

Baptized 00. Recd by letter 4. Restored 00. Dist by letter 17. Excuded 00. Dead 1. Whites 120. Colored 19. total 139.

There was no meeting in August. it was the time of the meeting of the Tyger River Association.

Sept. 14th [1872]

Servises by Bro. E.P. Stone

Moderator present minutes of last meeting read and adopted.

Gave a letter of dismision to Sister Marinda Aiken who had mislaid the one previously given her. Appointed delegates to the union meeting to be held at Green pond on the fifth Sunday in this month S.H. Crow, J.L. Johnson with the officers of the church.

Protracted meeting commenced to day

Sunday the 15th Prayer meeting in the morning Preaching in the morning by Bro S. Drummond - in the evening by

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Bro. John P. Gwin - at night by Bro E.P. Stone Congregation large

Monday the 16th Prayer meeting in the morning. Servises in the forenoon by Bro J.P. Gwin - in the afternoon by Bro Lankford

Recd by experience Simpson Alexander (colered) preaching at night by Bros. Stone and Gwin A goodly number of mourners [? That’s what it reads.]

Tuesday the 17th Prayer meeting in the morning Servises in the morning by Bro Gwin - in the evening by Bro Lankford - at night by Bro. Stone Recd by Experience Fannie E. Hoy, Mary Biter and Robert L. Poole. Wednesday the 18th Prayer in the morning. Preaching in the morning by Bro S. Drummond - in the afternoon by Lankford Recd by Experience Landrum Johnson and Nancy Ferguson Colored - Sister Rebecca Varner returned her letter - at night Preaching by Bro Stone Recd by Experience Janie Castleberry, Ida F. [Wilks?] and Laurinie M. Alexander

Thursday the 19th Prayer meeting in the morning preaching in the morning by Bro. S. Drummond. Prayer for mourners in the evening by Bro Lankford Recd by experience Barbary Poole. Preaching at night by Bro Stone Prayer for mourners. Recd by Experience Hattie Varner, Mary Varner and Josephine Chumbley the meeting closed for the presence. our meeting was a good one we had a good congregations all the time Paid Bro E.P. Stone 7.50

October 19th [1872]

Servises by Bro S. Drummond

Pastor absent Recd by Experience Mary Gentry Minutes of last meeting

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read and approved Gave letters of dismission to Bro Wm Waddell and his wife Elizabeth and Bro. John L. Johnson and his wife Elizabeth Postponed the fall for our supply to next meeting. On Sunday the 20th The Ordinance of Baptism administered by Bro. S. Drummond to all the candidates Received and not Baptised.

Nov the 6th 1872 gave a letter of dismison to Allen Crook (col.)

Church conference Nov 16th

Bro. S.H. Crow Moderator pro tem

minutes of last meeting approved

Agreeable to a reference from last meeting went into an Election for a supply for next year Bro Harrison Fowler Elected Bro. M.L. Vise Returned his letter of Dismision Bro Davis appointed to confer with Bro Fowler.

 

Church conference Dec. 14th 1872

Minutes of last meeting read and approved

Received a communication from Rev. J.A. Broadus Greenville, SC. asking aid for the Students Hall Bro E.F. Davis agreed to give two dollars J.C. Lanford and W.H. Willis paid at the Association each one dollar Tucker Knighton reported for leaveing his wife a committee of J.C. Lanford, S. Brewton, W.H. Willis to see him and report next meeting

delegates to the union meeting Bros. Crow, Lanford and Walden

January 18th 1873 The weather bad there was no conference Bro Fowler present on Sunday Feb it rained no conference

1873

March 15th Servises by the Pastor.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved

The case of Tucker Knighton taken up Bro. Lanford reported him present on motion it was agreed to appoint a committee of five to confer with him and report next meeting Committee J.C. Lanford, Nesbitt, Crow, Calvert and Willis. Brethren Crow, Lanford and Walden delegates to the union meeting. On motion the following preamble and resolutions was adopted.

We the members of Unity Church feeling that we have not at all times been as strict in the exercise of Church Discipline as duty required us. Resolved 1st that in future we will not Knowingly suffer any misdemeanor on part of any of our members to pass by without proper rebuke. Resolved 2nd That in order more effectually to carry out the foregoing resolutions we will Elect Seven Brethren to constitute what shall be known a committee of enquiry whose duty it shall be to faithfully investigate every case of disorderly conduct on the part of any of our members which may be reported to its knowledge and in its discretion report the same to the Church.

Committee Elect untill March meeting 1874 S.H. Crow, E.M. Calvert, J.C. Lanford, N.T. Thomas, W.H. Willis, B.G. Johnson and W.P. Hoy.

April 19th [1873]

Pastor absent. Bro S.H. Crow Moderator pro tem. Minutes of last meeting read and approved the case of Bro Knighton taken up Committee reported Excusing him adopted Our Pastor present on Sunday.

1873 Conference May 17th

Servises by our Pastor

Minutes of last meeting read and approved

June 14th

Was a very rainy day There was no conference

July 19th

Minister Absent. Bro. E.F. Davis Moderator pro tem

Minutes of last meeting read and confirmed. Gave a letter of Dismision to Sister Elizabeth Waddell

The Executive committee reported on the case of Sister Mary L?. Arnold report received Report read as follows

The Executive committee beg leave to report to the Church that they have had under consideration certain charges against Sister Mary L?. Arnold for having an illegitimate Child

This your committee have visited said Sister and had long conversation in regard to the same. She talked freely and apparently feelingly about it She expressed sorrow and regret although not fully satisfactory as to [repentance?] for her crime Therefore your committee are constrained for the good and discipline of the Church to recommend her expulsion, but hoping that she will return to her Christian obligations both to the Church and her God.

S.H. Crow Chairman

1873

The foregoing adopted

Elected delegates to the association J.C. Lanford, S.H. Crow, E.M. Calvert and N.J. Scott Read and adopted a letter to the Association

Appointed to meet on Tuesday before the third Sunday in August to work the grave Yard

Aug Sept 16th

Servises by the Pastor minutes of last meeting read confirmed

Protracted [meeting] commenced today as previously agreed upon Sunday 17th Servises and preaching by Bro Fowler. Monday 18th two sermons by the Pastor. Tuesday 19th servises by the same. Wednesday 20th Servises by our Pastor. Thursday 21st Servis by the Pastor and Bro Ezell, Friday 22nd Servises by the same. Brethren appointed delegates to the union to be head at Cedar Shoal on the 5th Sunday in this month J.C. Lanford &c. the meeting closed.

Had meeting Sept 6th preaching on Sunday by our Pastor

Oct 1873

Servises by the Pastor minutes of last meeting confirmed. Recd by letter R.M. Thomas and his wife Sarah Jane Thomas Dist. by letter sisters L.N.G. Dodd Rebecca Varner, Mary Varner, Adaline Varner Postponed the call for Pastor to next meeting appointed Bro Crow to see P. Shackelford and request him to attend and give his reason for not attending his church meeting.

1873 Nov 15th 1873

Servises by the Pastor

Minutes read and adopted. Bro Crow reported that he has seen Bro Shackelford he requested the church to wait upon him agreed to. went into a call for next year. Bro Fowler gave notice that he could not attend us next year as he had already received more calls than he could attend to

Bro John Ezell called Willis to confer with him. delegates to the union meeting at this place N. Nesbitt, W.T. Thomas, W. Alexander, Crow & J.C. Lanford agreed to envite the Sunday School to meet with us on Saturday.

Dec. 1873

Servises by the Pastor no conference

Sister Nancy Thomas Died

aged [not filled in]

Sister Rosanna Couch died

1873 Aged [not fille in]

1874

January. Bro Ezell failed to get to the church on conference day. was their day [another church?] no servises.

February 14th 1874

Servises by our Pastor Rev John S. Ezell

Minutes of last meeting read and approved

Rules of the Church read. Called the names of the members of the Church. Gave letters of Dismision to the following Brethren and Sisters W.W. Grumbles and wife Loretta Grumbles, S.B. Crow and his sister Mary Crow

Directed the Clerk to write to Alcy Alexander and Elias Rogers Colored members who have left bounds of the church without applying for letters of Dismission. Bro. W.P. Hoy to see Henry Boss and cite him to attend our next conference. Recd and read a communication from Bro. A.W. Lamar corresponding Sect and general Agt. State mission board with respect to his Agency. Agreed to take a collection on next meeting on Sunday for the same.

Church conference 14th March [1874]

Servises by our Pastor. minuets of last meeting read and approved. The cases of Alcy Alexander and Elias Rogers continued. Henry Boss present gave satisfaction for his negligence. gave him a letter of Dismission Agreed to continue the dame Committee of inquiry for the next twelve months. Appointed delegates to the union meeting S.B. Crow, M.J. Scott, W.T. Thomas, W. Alexander and F. Walden. agreed to meet to morrow morning at ten o’clock to organize a Sunday School. on Sunday took a collection amounting to Six Dollars for the above named board

1874

April 18th

Servises by our Pastor

Minuets of last meeting [read] and confirmed

gave letters of dismision to Sisters Rebecca Varner, Mary Varner and Adaline Varner and N.C. Todd

May 16th

Servises by our Pastor

Minuets of last meeting read adopted

June 20th 1874

Servises by Bro Ezell

minuets of last meeting confirmed

The case of Alcy Alexander continued

Elias Rogers Excluded for Leaving our bounds and not applying for a letter and other unfavorable reports

Pinckney Shackelford Excluded for neglecting church meeting.

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Received a communication from Bro A.W. Lamar with respect to his Agency

Elected Delegates to the Association W.P. Hoy, S.H. Crow, J.C. Lanford and M.J. Scott Alternate. also appointed appointed Delegates to the union meeting to be held with Abners Creek Church on Saturday and Sunday embracing the fifth Sunday in August, S.H. Crow, R.M. Thomas, M.J. Scott, W.T. Thomas and W.A. Thomas

gave letters of dismision to Bro S.W. Stone and his daughter Mary C. Stone

Church conference July 1874

Servises by the Pastor

Minutes of last meeting adopted

Recd by letter Martha Thomas and W.S. Scott. Wm Crow Restored to the fellowship of the church continued the case of Alcy Alexander read a letter to the Association. Dist by letter Bro. R.L. Poole and wife Barbary

The time of the August meeting The Association was in session

no conference

Sister Elsy Davis died August [not filled in ] 1874

1874

Church conference July Sept 19th on Saturday no conference on Monday 21st Servises by Bro. L.C. Ezell. Tuesday the 22nd prayer meeting in the morning preaching L.C. Ezell. Recd by Experience James Lanford and July Ann Varner. Dist. by letter Mary Boiter. Pastor sick since Sunday night Preaching by Bro S. Drummond

23rd Servises by Brethren L.C. Ezell, S. Drummond and our Pastor.

Received by Experience Robt. J. Thomas and S.M. Scott

Thursday the 24th servises by our Pastor and L.C. Ezell - Received by Experience J.B. Tewel[?] Maryetta Skinner and Mary Hoy Meeting closed

Oct. [1874]

No conference on Saturday

weather bad on Sunday. Servises by our pastor. Recd by Experience Tura Floyd and Dora Floyd. by letter Starling Bell and wife Melissa. The ordinance of Baptism administered to all of the above named candidates.

November [1874]

Servises by our Pastor minutes of last meeting approved. Received by letter W.C. Gentry.

Continued the case of Alcy Alexander - our present supply John S. Ezell unanimously called to supply us next year. Recd a request from Bro Broadus asking aid for students fund at Greenville. Bro M.J. Scott to attend to the matter.

1874 — 1875

Church December 19th 1874

Servises by our Pastor

minutes of last conference confirmed. Dismised by letter Tucker Knighton and and(sic.) Fannie E. Castleberry’s Hoy the last named not called for

January 16th 1875

Pastor absent no conference

On Sunday Bro J.M. Robuck was present and had servises

February 20th [1875]

It rained on Saturday no conference

On Sunday Pastor present and had Servises

Sister Eliza Castleberry

Died March 13th 1875

Sister Mary Ann Gilaspie

Died [not filled in ] 1875

1875 March 20th

It rained on Saturday no conference

on Sunday pastor present and preached sermon

April 17th

Sermon by our pastor

Minutes of last conference confirmed Br Wm Alexander to see Bro E.F. Davis and cite him to appear at our next conference to answer to reports of his having used Sprits to an excess &c

Dist by letter Sister E. Amandy Wofford Elected committee of inquiry to serve one year W.P. Hoy[,] E.M. Calvert[,] M.J. Scott[,] W.S. Scott[,] S.H. Crow[,] W.T. Thomas and W.H. Willis

May 15th

Pastor Absent servises by Bro J.M. Robuck Br Robuck Moderator pro tem

minutes of last meeting approved Received a communication fro Bro E.F. Davis asking us to wait on him untill next meeting agreed to.

Elected five delegates to attend the union meeting at Mt Zion embracing the fifth Sunday for this month viz. W.P. Hoy[,] S.H. Crow[,]W.H. Willis[,] N. Nesbitt and M.J. Scott

June 19th 1875

Servises by our Pastor

Minutes of last meeting confirmed The case of Bro. E.F. Davis taken up he being present made his statement a full confession that he had drank spirits to an excess and he was

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sorry it was so would try to do so no more The Church Excused him

Elected delegates to the Association W.P. Hoy[,] M.J. Scott[,] N. Nesbitt and W.T. Thomas alternate

The Licence of Bro. E.F. Davis recalled.

Instructed the Clerk to prepare a letter to the Association.

July the 17th 1875

Servises by our Pastor

Minutes of last meeting confirmed Received by letter Elder John S. Ezell and his wife M.M. Ezell from Mascidonia Church Theodore Turner charged with with using spirits to an excess and not attending conference the clerk to let him know that we want him to meet with us at our meeting in September Received a communication from A.W. Lamar[,] A.B. Woodruff and W.L. Brown with respect to the formation of a county Association. On motion it was resolved that we favor the formation of a county association and our delegates be instructed to apply for a letter of dismission for us from the Tyger River association provided a majority of the Churches of Spartanburg County favor it. agreed to meet on Thursday before the first Sunday in August to work out the grave yard and road The officers of the church with S.H. Crow[,] W.S. Scott[,] Jas Lanford[,] W.T. Thomas and John Thomas to attend the union meeting at Bethel next 5th Sunday

1875

The time for the August conference The Tyger River Association was in session at New hope church. we had no meeting

September 18th 1875

On Saturday it rained we had no conference Sunday preaching by our Pastor Theodore Turner Excluded on charges before named

Monday 20th Servises by the same

Thursday by the same Received by Experience Victoria Thomas, on Wednesday preaching by L.C. Ezell at night by J.M. Robuck The meeting closed during this meeting there was a goodly number at the anxious seat

October

Servises by our Pastor

Minutes confirmed

Received by Experience S. Miles Crow Bro J.S. Ezell unanimously called to supply the church for next year the ordinance of Baptism performed on the two above named candidates

November 1875

On Saturday no preaching preacher absent on Sunday servises by our Pastor

December 1875

Servises by our Pastor

gave a letter of dismission to M.C. Lanford formerly Davis

1876

January the 15th 1876

Servises by the Pastor

Received by letter Sister Nancy Thomas wife of Judd Thomas from the Poplar Springs church dated Jan. 1st 1876

Mary Wilder charged with purloining taking money from Bro. S. Brewton She was Excluded It was resolved that the treasurer be requested to make a return anually of all money received by him and desposed of and that he make for the last year next meeting

gave letters of dismission to Sisters Penolpe Alexander, Hattie Copeland and to the following Colored persons James Rogers and his wife Winnie and Nancy Ferguson

February

Pastor Absent no conference

March 18th 1876

Servises by our Pastor

Minutes of last meeting approved

The treasurer to make his anual report next meeting. Bro. E.F. Davis charged with drinking ardent Spirits to an Excess Excluded for the same Gave a letter of dismission to sister Fannie E. Castleberry

It was resolved to have a centinial sermon in May at our regular preaching time

April 15th

Servises by our Pastor minutes approved

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Treasurer made his report for last year and year before accepted —

Elected a committee of Inquiry to serve one year form this time Viz

F. Walden[,] J.C. Lanford[,] B.J. Johnson[,] W.T. Thomas[,] S.H. Crow[,] E.M. Calvert and W.H. Willis Delegates to the union meeting to be held at Antioch on the fifth Sunday in this April and Saturday before N. Nesbitt[,] S.H. Crow[,] S.H. Crow[,] J.C. Lanford[,] M.J. Scott and F. Walden

agreed to meet tomorrow morning to organise a Sunday School

May 20th 1876

Pastor had servises

Minutes of last meeting approved Received by letter from Green Pond church Enoch Stephens and his wife Nancy A., from Abners Creek Church Casander Hendrix

June we had no conference

July 15th

Servises by our Pastor

Minutes read and approved

Received a circular from A.W. Lamar, general agt. state mission board Bro M.J. Scott to receive contributions for the same delegates to the union meeting to be held at Cedar shoal church on the 5th Sunday next J.C. Lanford[,] F. Walden[,] M.J. Scott[,] J.L. Willis and N.P. Gentry the clerk to prepare a letter to the association delegates to the association Rev. John S. Ezell[,] Wm P. Hoy[,] Marion J. Scott and N.P. Gentry alternate

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continued July 15th

Bro Hoy to receive contributions for minutes of the Association

Instructed our delegates to go for the formation of the Spartanburg Association appointed the Tuesday before the 2nd Sunday in August to meet to work the grave yard

gave a letter of dismission to Emma Smith (Col) dated in June

William Critendon T. Gentry

was drowned at Marses Shoal on north Tyger River July 2nd 1876.

aged [not filled in]

Mary Jane Lanford daughter of John Thomas

died July 9th 1876

Statistical report for 1876

Baptized 2 — Received by letter 4 — Restored 00 — dismissed 8 — Excluded 3 — Dead 2 — Whites 128 — Colored 14 — Total 142 —

1876

We had no conference in August on account of the association

The Spartanburg Association formed

September 15th 1876

Servises by our Pastor

Minutes of last conference confirmed Protracted meeting commenced today on Sunday servises by the our(sic.) Pastor. Monday servises by our Pastor[,] Rev Mr Dudley and L.C. Ezell on Tuesday 18th by the same Wednesday 19th by J.S. Ezell and Dudley Received by Experience Ella Hoy Thursday 20th servises by Rev. Dudley[,] L.C. Ezell and J.S. Ezell Received by Experience Mattie Hoy[,] Mira Brown[,] Margaret J. Gentry[,] Perches Turner and Restored T.H. Turner Friday 21st servises by our Pastor. after Preaching repaird to Pearson’s Mill Pond the ordinance of Baptism administered to the above named canidates(sic.) gave a letter of dismission to Mary E. Skinner meeting closed

Oct 14th

Servises by our Pastor minutes of last approved Gave letters of dismission to L. Pauline Nesbitt and Susan Bass Instructed the Committee of Inquiry to investigate a difficulty between N. Nesbitt and W. Alexander on motion agreed to add to said committee W.P. Hoy[,] M.J. Scott[,] N.P. Gentry[,] M.S. Vise[,] W.A. Thomas and

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John Thomas to meet here on Friday before the 5th Sunday Oct. ten oclock Delegates to the union meeting S.H. Crow[,] N.P. Gentry[,] M.S. Vise[,] J.C. Lanford and T.H. Turner Posponed the call for Pastor to next conference the meeting closed

Nov 17th

Pastor Absent Bro E.M. Calvert Moderator pro tem minutes of last meeting agreed to. made a call for supply for next year 1877. Bro Simpson Drummond unanimously called Bros Hoy and Willis to confer with him on the subject

The committee of on the difficulty between Nesbitt and Alexander have untill next conference to make their report. N. Nesbitt brought a balance of accounts against the church for repairs done in 1870 appointed a committee consisting of M.J. Scott[,] F. Walden[,] Hoy[,] W.T. Thomas and T.H. Turner to confer with an old committee on repairs There being no other business the church was dismissed.

December 16th

Servises by our Pastor Minutes approved Bro S. Drummond informed the church through Bro M.J. Scott that he would serve the church next year. The committee on difficulty between Nesbitt and Alexander that the committee met Oct 27th 1876 present F. Walden[,] B.J. Johnson[,] W.P. Hoy[,] J.C. Lanford[,] M.J. Scott[,] W.T. Thomas[,] W.A. Thomas[,] John Thomas[,] N.P. Gentry[,]

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M.S. Vise and W.H. Willis [organized?] by appointing F. Walden Chairman and W.H. Willis clerk heard from the parties Nesbitt & Alexander

2nd we think that Nesbitt did rong in charging Alexander of swearing a lie

3rd that Alexander’s threat to whip Nesbitt was unchristian like but we consider he was provoked on motion Nesbitt was Excluded on the above charge

Alexander requested his name taken off which was granted.

The committee on Nesbitt’s claim reported as follows after having confered with the old committee on repairs find that there was a contract that was not complyed with Report adopted.

gave a letter of dismission to Martha A. Lanford Willis it was

delegates to the union meeting S.H. Crow[,] F. Walden[,] M.J. Scott[,] J.C. Lanford and T.H. Turner there being no other business the church adjourned

January 20th 1877

Bro S. Drummond attended had servises no conference

Sunday 21st was a rainy day

Feb 17th Servises by our Pastor minutes of December meeting confirmed The matter of Nesbitt’s claim was presented by the old committee on repairs recommending the church to pay him Nesbitt ten dollars laid over

1877

March 17th 1877

was a bad day no conference

on Sunday Bro L.C. Ezell had servises Br Drummond was present.

April 14th

Servises by Pastor minutes of last conference confirmed

Nesbitts claim laid over

The clerk to record the preamble and resolutions adopted in regard to the Death of Bro William B. Scott on next Page appointed delegates to the union meeting to be held at Poplar Springs church on the 5th Sunday of this month and Saturday before, Viz, W.S. Scott[,] J.L. Willis[,] J.C. Lanford[,] W.T. Thomas[,] and M.J. Scott

Elected a committee of Inquiry to serve untill our meeting in March next. S.H. Crow[,] J.C. Lanford[,] E.M. Calvert[,] W.T. Thomas[,] F. Walden[,] M.J. Scott and W.H. Willis dismissed

Louis Wilder Died April 29th 1877 aged [not filled in]**

May 19th

Servises by our Pastor minutes of last meeting confirmed

dismissed by letter Nancy Thomas wife of Judd Thomas

Nesbitt’s claim lies over There being no other business Dismissed

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W.B. Scott

Since we last met in conference it has pleased an all Wise God To reprove by death our highly Esteemed Friend and Brother William B. Scott. He died March the 2nd 1877 in the Sixty first year of his age.

Brother Scott Joined this Church by Experience 29th Sept. 1837, was ordained Deacon July 19th 1852 As an officer and member of the Church he discharged his duty faithfully.

We hope [he] has received that welcome Well done thou good and faithful Servant &c. Therefore be it Resolved

1st That in the death of Bro Scott this Church has lost one of her most faithful members.

2nd That with respect to his memory the Clerk is instructed to record the foregoing on a blank page of our record book

1877

June 16th 1877

Servises by our Pastor minuits of last conference read and confirmed Posponed the election of delegates untill to morrow

Sunday servises by J.S. Ezell Elected Delegates to the association W.P. Hoy[,] M.J. Scott[,] W.T. Thomas and N.P. Gentry[,] [blank] Trail Alternates

July 14th

Servises by our Pastor minutes of last conference confirmed

Received by letter from Friendship church Bro Rufus Thomas read a letter to the Association Instructed the clerk to record notice of the death of Bro B.J. Johnson read two circulars one from Executive board of the Spartanburg Association the other from A.W. Lamar agent for state board.

M.J. Scott[,] W.S. Scott[,] Rufus Thomas[,] R.M. Thomas[,] J.B. Trail delegates to the union meeting to be held at Bethel Church

State of the church returned to the Spartanburg association August 1877

Baptized 5 — Recd by letter 1 — Restored 1 — Dist by letter 5 — Excluded 2 — Dead 3 — Whites 125 — Colored 14 — Total 139.

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In memory of B.J. Johnson

Brethren since we last met in church conference it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst our Brother B.J. Johnson he died June 22nd 1877 in the Sixty Sixth year of his age

Brother Johnson joined this church August the 17th 1833. Our Bro. for near 44 years has has(sic.) been a member of this and other Baptist churches a deacon a portion of the time

during these long years it has seemed to be his aim to do right We humbly hope he is Infinitely Happy to day.

Resolved That we miss our Bro in our midst but that we bow in submission to the will of our Heavenly Father

2nd That with respect to his memory that the clerk inscribe the foregoing on a blank page of our record

1877

August 18th

Servises by S. Drummond minutes of last meeting confirmed On motion it was agreed to Elect two Brethren to serve this church as deacons in our October meeting Agreed that we protract our meeting in Sept

Sept 15th

Servises by Brethren Drummond and D.C. Hardin minutes of last meeting confirmed gave letters of dismission to Rev. John S. Ezell and his wife M.M. Ezell

appointed delegates to the union meeting to be held at this place in Sept N.P Gentry[,] M.J. Scott[,] J.C. Lanford[,] S.M. Scott and W. Thomas agreed to appoint one delegate to the Sunday School convention at Mt Zion church on Friday before the fifth Sunday in Sept next. S.H. Crow

Sunday 16th servises by Drummond[,] Hardin and Alen Sunday night by the same Monday 7th [17th ?]servises by the same Received by letter James Hendrix from Abner Creek Church at night servises by the same received received [by] Experience C.L. Thomas Tuesday 18th Servises by Bros Drummond[,] Hardin[,] Alen and J. Robertson Received by letter Elizabeth Shehan from Bethlehem church by Experienc E.A. Thomas, Mary Brown and John Alexander the meeting was very interesting

Wednesday 19th Servises by Robertson[,] Hardin[,] Alen and Drummond

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Received by Experience Albert McAbee

Thursday 20th Servises by the same Received by Experience Adele Rook[,] [Sula? or] Lula P. Willis[,] Louisa Chumbley[,] Sammie Crow[,] Miles Hendrix and Austin Hendrix. the meeting closed

Sunday Oct. 14th

Bro Drummond preached the Funeral of Bro B.J. Johnson

Received by Experience S.M. Pearson and Emeline Crow

Oct 3rd gave letters to the following colered members Jerry Alexander[,] Jane Alexander his wife[,] Simpson Alexander[,] Pinckney Alexander[,] Mary Alexander and Mary Shands

Oct 20th 1877

Servis by Bro Drummond

Minuits confirmed on motion made a call for next year Bro S. Drummond called unanimously Recd by Experience Victor Littlefields went into an Election for two Brethren to serve the church as deacons Brethren M.J. Scott and W.T. Thomas Elected Agreed that the ordination take place on the 3rd Sunday in Nov that Bro. Robertson be invited also the officers of Bethel[,] Antioch[,] Cedar Shoals and Friendship and that Bro Drummond invite such other helps as he sees fit Aley Alexander and Mary Hill colered members Excluded as they have Joined the Methodist Bro. Drummond agreed to serve next year

1877

November 17th

Servises by Pastor minuits confirmed

Oct continued

on Sunday 21st Received by letter Mary C. McAbee from Bethel church Ordinance of Baptism administered by Bro Drummond to all of the above named canidates

Nov 17th

Servises by Pastor Minuits of last meeting read

On Sunday 18th W.T. Thomas and M.J. Scott ordained Deacons by a presbytery consisting of our Pastor and Deacons from Bethel[,] Antioch[,] Cedar Shoal and Friendship Churches

December 18th

had Servis by our Pastor Minutes confirmed

January 19th 1878

Servis by Pastor Very few persons. no conference

February 16th

Servis by pastor minutes confirmed Received a communication from A.W. Lamar State Agent missions agreed to appoint two males W.P. Hoy and W.T. Thomas and two females E.S. Mason and [Mimmie? or] Minnie Scott to solicit aid for the same

1878

March 16th 1878

Servises by S. Drummond Delegates to the union at Cedar Shoals J.C. Lanford[,] F. Walden[,] W.S. Scott[,] N.P. Gentry & J.B. Trail agreed to meet commencing in April at two oclock untill October on Saturday

April 20th

Servises by Pastor no conference

May 18th

Servises by Bro. Drummond minutes of last meeting confirmed went into an Election for a committee of Inquiry of Seven to serve one year F. Walden[,] N.P, Gentry[,] E.M. Calvert[,] W.P. Hoy[,] M.J. Scott[,] S.H. Crow and N.H. Willis Elected

June 15th

Servises by our Pastor minutes approved Elected delegates to the Association to be held at the Limestone Springs W.P. Hoy[,] J.B. Trail[,] N.P. Gentry and M.J. Scott alternates appointed delegates to the union meeting to be held with the New Hope church J.B. Trail[,] Rufus Thomas[,] N.P. Gentry[,] G.W. Chumbley and W.S. Scott

July 20th

Servises by S. Drummond minutes of last meeting read and confirmed read a letter to the association

1878

Mary S. Ward Died July 31st 1878 in the 66th year of her age

1878 return to the Spartanburg association

Baptized 14 — Recd by letter 3 — restore 00 — Dist by letter 8 — Excluded 2 — Dead 1 —

Whites 139 — Colored 6 — Total 145

Rebecca Hobby Died August the 11th 1878

1878

August 17th Servises by our Pastor minutes of last conference confirmed agreed to protract our Sept meeting

September 14th

Servises by our Pastor minutes confirmed Nancy Crow restored to the fellowship of the church on her acknowledgement. gave her a letter of dismission Elizabeth Shehan dismissed by letter.

Sunday the 15th Bro. Drummond preached to a large and attentive congregation

Monday 16th Brethren Drummond[,] J.G. Landrum and L.C. Ezell was with us Tuesday the same ministers present Received by letter Caroline Findly Dist. by letter E.M. Calvert and his Daughter R.J. Calvert meeting closed

October 19th

Servises by our Pastor minutes approved Called Bro. Drummond to supply the church next year 1879. appointed Bro J.B. Trail to serve on our committee in place of E.M. Calvert dismissed by letter appointed W.P. Hoy to assist Brethren W.S. Scott and J.B. Trail to procure funds to buy a stove for the church

Sunday 20th Received a letter from Elias Rogers Col. asking to be restored to the church and a letter of dismission Granted

The Nov meeting day it rained no conference Servises on Sunday

1878

December 14th 1878

Servises by our Pastor minutes approved Dist by Letter Amanda Harrison[,] Miles Hendrix[,] Enoch Stephens and wife Nancy Stephens Stove put up

1879

Jan. 18th 1879

But very few out no conference Servises by our Pastor on Sunday Servises by the same Bro Crawley from the Excutive board Spartanburg Association presented the claims of Bro. J.W. Brown for help to pay Board and Tuition appointed a committee of Two Males and Two females to try to raise funds for the same B.Trail[,] J.B. Alexander and E.L. Mason[,] Annie b. Scott

Hetty Chesney died 1879

February 18th 1879

Servises by our Pastor minutes approved no other business

March 15

Servises by our Pastor minutes approved gave a letter of dismission to Leah Drummond (Col) Received a communication from Executive board state convention S.C. appointed the clerk to see what he could do for he object therein Set fourth delegates to the union meeting at Cedar Grove W.S. Scott[,] J.C. Lanford[,] Rufus Thomas[,] B. Trail and John J[?]. Willis

1879

April 19th

Servises by Pastor minutes adopted Agreed to revise the rule requiring the male members to give their reasons for not attending conference The letter of Miles Hendrix not called for

April May 17th 1879

Servise by our Pastor minutes confirmed Elected committee of Inquiry to serve one year F. Walden[,] B. Trail[,] J.B. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry[,] W.P. Hoy[,] W.T. Thomas and M.J. Scott

June 14th 1879

Servis by Pastor minutes read and approved The committee of inquiry report recommending that the name of T.W. Davis be droped fro non attendance agreed to.

Received by our Pastor a request with an acknowledgement from N. Nesbitt asking to be restored to the fellowship of the church agreed to.

Delegates to the Association W.P. Hoy[,] N.P. Gentry[,] M.J. Scott and B. Trail Alternate To the union meeting J.C. Lanford[,] W.S. Scott[,] N.P. Gentry[,] W.A. Thomas and F. Walden Agreed that the Election of Clerk be allocated(?) to next meeting

Meeting day in August was the time of the meeting of the Spartanburg Association no conference

Sept 20th 1879

Bro. W. Alexander sent a request asking the church to restore him to the fellowship of the church. Agreed to. The committee of Inquiry recommend after hearing his acknowledgement his restoration to the fellowship [next page] of the church namely Nimrod Nesbitt the church gave him a letter of dismission It was resolved that the present clerk hold over the balance of this year he agreed to do so July 19th 1879

Omitted to state in the proper place that W.P. Hoy was duly Elected Clerk of this church which took place at the July conference a letter was read to the association

August Sept continued

It was resolved that the clerk make a financial report and hand it to the committee of Inquiry next meeting Rev Mr Yarborough was with us and preached Sunday 21st servises conducted by Brethren Drummond and Yarborough Monday 22nd servis by the same and Rev. W.M. Foster also at night. Tuesday 23rd servises by the same day and night Received by Experience Columbus Hindman Wednesday 24th servises by the same named Brethren a goodly number of mourners Received by Exerience R.M. Floyd The Preachers all left continued to have prayer meetings untill Friday night.

Oct 18th 1879

October it rained on Saturday no conference On Sunday servises by Pastor received by Experience S.M. Thomas The ordinance of Baptism administered to the above named canidates

Nov 15th 1879

Servis by our Pastor minuits read went into a call for a supply for the next year Bro Drummond

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unanimously called appointed delegates to the union meeting at Antioch W. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry[,] J.C. Lanford[,] S.M. Thomas and R.M. Floyd

December 20th 1879

Servis by our Pastor minuits read Received by Experience Martha Nighton Jones on Sunday the ordinance of Baptism administer to the above named canidate

[Handwriting is different]: Sent to the Spartanburg Association

1880 in Aug 1879 $ 9.40

Jan 17th

Servises by the Pastor. minutes read & approved. no other business

Feb 14th 1880 Paid Pastor Rev S. Drummond salary $80.00

for 1879 4.00

$84.00

for other purposes $ 9.00

Feb 14th 1880 Church Expenses $ 1.20

Statistical Report to the Spartanburg Assosociation 1879

Rec by Letter 1 — Restored 3 — Dismissed 9 — Excluded 1

Died 2 — Whites 132 — Colored 5 — Total 137

Jan 17th 1880

Wm P. Hoy was elected Church Clerk in July 1879 By request W.H. Willis Served the remainder of the years. Church conference. Servises by the Pastor minutes of last meeting read & approved

Feb 14th 1880

Church conference. Servise by the Pastor minutes of last meeting read & approved. Delegates appointed to the union meeting to be at Bethel Church the 5th Sunday in this month Viz. J.C. Lanford, F. Walden, John Thomas, W.S. Scott, & N.P. Gentry. there being no further business conference closed.

March 20th 1880

Servises by the Pastor. No Conference

Sunday, March 21st Rec by letter from Newhope Church Brother Govan Campbell & his wife Sister A.P. Campbell & daughter C.D. Campbell.

Apr 17th 1880

Church conference. Servises by Rev. P.P. Gwin of Oxford, Ala Minutes of the last two meetings read & approved. by motion & vote the same Committee of Inquiry was continued for another year. Viz F. Walden, J.B. Trail, J.B. Alexander, N.P. Gentry, W.R. Hoy, M.T. Thomas & M.J Scott

May 15th 1880

Church conference. Servises by our Pastor. Clerk Absent W.H. Willis Clerk protem.

Appointed Delegates to the union meeting at Newhope on Saturday before the 5th Sunday in this month J.C. Lanford, J.L. Willis, T.H. Turner, John Thomas & S.C. Bell Received a letter from old sister Mary Alexander which was ordered to be recorded in the Church Book.

Millville, S.C. March 4th 1880

Mrs. Mary Alexander

In reading the procedings of Unity Church I find that it was an arm of Friendship Church previous to its Constitution. Will you please answer the following questions as fare as you can & oblige

W.P. Hoy C.C.

How long was it an arm of Friendship Ans. I donot remember

Who was the Preachers previous to its Constitution. Ans. George Brewton, Nathan Langston, Thomas Greer & Spencer Bobo.

Who was the Preachers from then to the 15th of July 1826 at which time Rev. James Rainwaters was called Ans. Thomas Weathers, Miles Rain. water Rainwaters &Benjamin Hicks.

Mary Alexander

To the Brothers & Sisters of Unity Church as I am verry old and feeble but sound in mind and recollection and cannot be with you personally and for the information of you and those who may follow you, I give you some outlines as to Unity Church and its origination.

In my early recollection Unity Church was then called Floyds Meeting House it was built for the benefit of the Baptist and ocupied by three Denominations, the Baptists, Presbyterians & Methodist. the Baptist preaching regular on their meeting days, the Presbyterians preaching regular on their days which was Wednesdays. Ther Preacher was James Gilleland. the Methodist preaching regular on ther days Preaching manny Funerals. ther Preacher was John Mullinax was a noble man & a noble Preacher loved & liked by all morel [moral?]people I cannot speak to high of John Mullinax. I believe if there was ever a Christian he was one. God bless him he is in Heaven. would we had more men like him.

I was Baptized by Miles Rainwaters bless him he is in Heaven. in my early days there was no confusion and rasping or guarbling through Denominations & no ill feelings through the neighborhood. all was Social kind & affectionate Seldom eaver any dissatisfaction all seamed as one family all friends & obliging kind to each other. all seamed like one Church. all went to hear all the Preachers Preach far and near. & evry thing went smoothly along. thanks to the allmighty God for his blessing earth in them good old days.

I Joined the Church in my 18th year & have bin a faithful old soldier & never regret that I followed my Master. I often shead tears when I think of them good old days. I am now living on borowed time but am true to my heavenly master. Brothers & Sisters I would like to be with you but I am to old and feeble I cannot be with you but I have one request of you all pray for me & pray unseasingly there is victory worth gaining for us all & let us be prepared when we leave this world to meet in a world where there is no pain Sorrow & disturbence. May the Lord bless you all is the Prayer of your old Sister Mary Alexander

June 19th 1880

Church Conference. Servises by our Pasor. Minutes of the last two meetings read & approved. Rec by letter from Antioch Church Sister Laura Shands & from Friendship Church Sisters Malissa Floyd & Emaline Bass. elected delagates to the Spartanburg Association Wm. P. Hoy, Wm. T. Thomas, F. Walden & N.P, Gentry, J.R. Alexander Alternates

July 17th 1880

Church conference. Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & approved. Appointed Tuesday before the 3rd Sunday to work on the grave yard &c. Agreed to protract our meeting in Aug & invite Brethren Yarbrough & Foster

Aug 14th 1880

Church Conference. Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & approved. Red & adopted a letter to the Spartanburg Association to be held with the Bethlehem Church commencing Friday before the third Sunday in Sept. Appointed delegates to the Spartanburg Association Sunday School Convention: S.M. Scott, J.B. Alexander & J.B. Trail. Brethren Rev. J.T. Gwin & Rev. J.S. Ezell assisted at the Protracted meeting which closed Wednesday, no Accessions to the Church

Oct Sept

No meeting it being the time of the Session of the Spartanburg Association at Bethlehem

Oct 16th 1880

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. Caled Rev. S. Drummond to Supply us for the next year, he being presant accepted. Appointed Delagates to the union meeting to be held with the Greenpon Church the fifth Sunday & Saturday before of this month. J.C. Lanford, T.H. Turner, N.P. Gentry, W.S. Scott & F. Walden

Nov 20th 1880

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. received Mary Stone by letter from Cedar Shoal Church.

Dec 14th 1880

Preaching but no conference

Mary Jones Died Nov 9th 1880

Report sent to the Spartanburg Association held with the Bethlehem Church the 17 - 18 & 19 Sept 1880.

For Minutes $1.80 cts — Home Mission $2.50 — Pastors Salary $84.00 cts — Other Purposes $15.30 — Total $99.30 cts. — Grand total $102.00 cts — Baptised 4 — by Letter 6 — Restored 2 — Dismissed 1 — Whites 147 — Colored 1 — Total 148 — Sunday School Teacher 6 — Scholars 62 — Total 68

Jan 15th 1881

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. Appointed Brethren N.P. Gentry, J.C. Lanford, W.S. Scott, Strauder M. Scott & J.B. Alexander Delagates to the union meeting to be holden with Bethel Church imbracing the fifth Sunday in this month.

Feb 19th 1881

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. W.H. Willis Clerk protem. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted.

March 19th 1881

Servises by our Pastor. no Conference.

Apr 16th 1881

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. Committy of Inquiry elected consisting of W.P. Hoy, Wm Alexander, J.H. Turner, S.C. Bell, N.P. Gentry, W.T. Thomas & J.C. Lanford

Francis Thomas Died Apr 30th 1881

May 14th 1881

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. M.J. Scott Clerk Protem Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. Appointed Delagates to the union meeting to be held with this church next fifth Sunday Brethren J.C. Lanford, W.H. Wilder, T.H. Turner, N.P. Gentry & W.S. Scott

June 18th 1881

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. Received an invitation from Cedar Shoal Church to assist in Ordaining two Deacons on Saturday the 26 Inst. Elected the following Brethren Delagates to the Spartanburg Association. Wm. P. Hoy, N.P. Gentry, W.T. Thomas & J.B. Alexander Alternate

Curtis Pearson Died the last of May, 1881

July 16th 1881

Church Conference.

Brother Wm Alexander acting Moderator. Minutes of last Conference read and adopted. Read & adopted the letter to the Spartanburg Association. Appointed Delegates to the union Meeting to convene with the Cedar Grove Church the fifth Sabath & Saturday before in this Month. M.S. Scott, J.C. Lanford, R.F. Thomas, J.B. Alexander & J.L. Willis. On Sabath the 17 Dismissed by Letter Brother Samie Crow

Report to the Spartanburg Association, Wolf’s Creek, Aug 18 - 19 - 20 & 21 - 1881

Members. Rec by Letter 1, Died 3, Whites 145, Colored 1, Total 146

Contributions. Minutes 1.50, Pastors Salary $61.00, Church Expences $10.00

State Missions 2.11, Home Missions 2.11, Foreign Missions 2.11

Other Purposes 1.00, Sunday School 3.00, Total $92.83

Aug 20th 1881

Church Conference. M.J. Scott Clerk protem

Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. Agreed to Protract this meeting Brother C.R. Mafield was with us on Sunday & Monday. 22nd Received by Experience Evaline Woods.

Sept 17th 1881

Rainy Day

18th Sunday The above Candidate Baptized. Preaching by Rev. J.S. Ezell

Oct 16th 1881

No Conference. Elliott Mason of Georgia Buried Sunday 17th Preaching by Rev. A.K. Durham. Appointed Delegates to the union meeting. J.B. Alexander, R.M. Floyd, N.P. Gentry, J.C. Lanford & F. Walden.

Catherine Mason Died 28 Oct 1881

19 Nov 1881

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor.

Excluded Albert Mcabee, for Intoxication & Profanity. Granted letters of dismission to Brother Govan Campbell & his wife A.T. & Daughter C.D.

Called Rev A.K. Durham as our Supply for next year

Jane Mason Died 22nd Nov 1881

Dec 17th 1881

Church Conference.

Servises by our Pastor. Minutes of last meeting read & adopted. Changed our meeting from the third to first Sunday for next year

Dec 31st 1881

No Conference Pastor Absent

Feb 4th 1882

No Conference

Sunday the 5th Servises by our Pastor Text 3 Chapt Act & Latter part of the 22 verse

March 4th 1882

Church Conference. Servises by our Pastor. Text 22 Chapt Rev & latter part of 9 verse. Read and adopted minutes of last meeting. Elected the following Brethren a committy of Enquiry W.P. Hoy, Wm Alexander, J.H. Turner, S.C. Bell, N.P. Gentry, W.T. Thomas & J.C. Lanford. Elected Brethren Wm Alexander, W.T. Thomas & N.P. Gentry a Finance Committy. Agreed to have Preaching during the Summer on Saturday at 3 P.M. & Sunday at 11 A.M. granted as Letter to Brother Miles Hendrick.

Apr 1st 1882

Church Conference. Servises by our Pastor. Read and Adopted minutes of last Conference. Appointed the following Brethren Delagates to the union meeting to be holden at Bethel Church the fifth Sabath & Saturday before in this month. J.B. Alexander, R.M. Floyd, N.P. Gentry, T.H. Turner & S.C. Bell.

May 6th 1882

Church Conference. Servises by our Pastor. Read and Adopted minutes of last Conference. Granted letters of Dismission to Brother Wm. H. Crow & Sister Cassander Thomas. the 7th Dismissed by Letter Brother W.S. Scott

June 3th 1882

Church Conference. Servises by our Pastor. minutes of last Conference read & adopted. Granted a letter of dismission to Brother S.M. Scott. Agreed to Comune [Commune?] in May & Oct.

July 1th 1882

Church Conference. Brother Wm Alexander Moderator. Elected Wm P. Hoy, W.T. Thomas, F. Walden, N.P. Gentry delagates to the Spartanburg Association Wm Alexander Alternate. Unanimously invited Dr. Whitfield to attend our Protracted meeting commencing the first Sunday in Aug. Appointed J.B. Alexander, R.M. Floyd, N.P. Gentry, T.H. Turner & S.C. Bell, Delagates to the union meeting at Poplar Springs the 5 Sunday in this Month

Appointed Tuesday before the first Sunday in Aug to clear off the graveyard &c.

Granted letters of dismission to Brother M.J. Scott & his wife Lizie & Sister Parthenia Scott.

Aug 5th 1882

Church Conference.

Servises by Dr. A.K. Durham. adopted minutes of last conference. Granted letters of Dismission to Sister Loisa Pearson & Brother Landrum Johnson. Protracted the meeting untill Sunday 13th during which we received by Experience & Baptism 19 & one by letter.

By experience Aug 10th . Ida Dorman, Lillie Lanford, Oscar A. Walden, Alford Findly, Edward E. Bishop & T. Elmore Willis

Aug 11th . Lula V. Hoy, Anna Thomas, Ella Skinner, Maggie Thomas, Maggie Quinn, Ella Quinn, Mattie Chumbley, Johnie Skinner, Willie A. Hoy, Thomas Gentry.

Aug 13th George Chumbley, Mary Hindman, Willie Turner & J.A. Gentry by letter from Bethel.

Statement sent to the Spartanburg Association

Minutes $1.50, Pastors Salary $150.00, Church expenses $1.00, Other Purposes $7.50, total $160.70

Church meeting first Sunday

Baptized 20, [Recevied] by Letter 1, Dismissed by Letter 11, Died 2,

White 153, Colored 1, total last year 146

Sept 2nd 1882

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. A.K. Durham.

Adopted minutes of last Conference.

Sept 30th 1882

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. A.K. Durham. Adopted minutes of last Conference. Unanimously called Dr. A.K. Durham to Preach for us next year.

Appointed Brethren R.W. Floyd, Thomas Gentry, Simie M. Thomas, T.H. Turner & Laurence Alexander, Delagates to the union meeting to be holden at Cedar Shoal the fifth Sunday & Saturday before in this month Oct.

Nov 4th 1882

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. Durham. Adopted minutes of last Conference.

Dec 2th 1882

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. Durham. Adopted minutes of last Conference

Received by Letter from Cedar Shoal Brother Silas Miles who will act as Deacon of this Church

Dec 3th Received by Letter from Friendship Brother John Bearden and wife Mary.

Jan 6th 1883

No Conference

Sunday 7th Servises by Dr Durham who tendered his Resignation

Feb 4

Church Conference Brother Wm Alexander Moderator

Read & adopted minutes of last conference. Read a letter from Dr. Durham. Agreed to accept his resignation. The Deacons to have untill next meeting to look out for a Preacher

March 3th 1883

No Conference

Sunday 4th Servises by Dr. Durham. Received Sister Nancy Liles by Letter from Upper Duncans Creek, Laurens County, SC

Ruthy Brewton (Col) Died in Jan 1883

Mar 31th 1883

No Conference or Meeting

May 5th 1887

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. James A. Martin. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. Unanimously called Dr. James A. Martin to preach for us the balance of this year. Posponed Communion untill next meeting.

May 26th 1883

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. James A. Martin. Read & adopted minutes of last conference. Dr. Martin informed the Church that he could not serve on the first Sunday.

Agreed to change the day of meeting to the fourth Sunday for the remainder of the year. Agreed to protract the meeting commencing on the first Sunday in Aug.

Martha Ann Thomas Died 17 June - 1883

June 23th 1883

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. James A. Martin. Read & adopted minutes of last meeting. granted letters of dismission to Brother Alford Finley & his Wife Caroline.

Elected the following Brethren Delagates to The Spartanburg Association. J.B. Alexander,

W.T. Thomas, J.B. Trail, Wm. P. Hoy & Thom. Gentry & F. Walden Alternates. Appointed a committy Brethren Silas Miles, W.T. Thomas & J.B. Alexander a Committy to repair the Meeting House & to see that it was kepet swept in good order.

Appointed the following Delagates to the union meeting at Newhope 5th Sunday in Sept

J.B. Alexander, R.M. Floyd, Thom. Gentry, T.H. Turner & [blank]

1883 July 21th

Church Conference. Servises by Dr. James A. Martin. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. Rec by Letter from Bethel Church Brother J.C. Skinner and his Wife Martha E. & F.M. Skinner. & from Oak Grove Church Brother A.M. Lanford. Agreed to forgive Sister Victory Thomas for Adultery & restore her to Church fellowship. Appointed Tuesday before the first Sunday in Aug to clar off the graveyard & scour the house. W.T. Thomas & Silas Miles to Superintend it.

Aug 5th

Our Pastor Dr James A. Martin, Assisted by Rev. D.C. Freeman conducted a Protracted meeting of tenn days & nights, comensing the first Sunday in Aug. with the following result. The members were greatly revived & received 20 for Baptism, Viz. Tempy Loving, Emaly Meadows, John J. Bishop, James Wilder, Thomas Bell, William Liles, Charles Waddle, J.W. Skinner, William Mcabee, Clifford Caldwell, John Crow, Lowel Quinn, Geo. M. Hatchett, Richard Willis, Mittie Drummond, John M. Turner, Lucinda Gates, John B. Gates, James M. Castleberry & Johnson [Raul? or Bane?]

Sunday Aug 26th

received by Experience Jerry M. Bennett & by Letter from Antioch Church Thomas M. Meadows & K. Whetsel Thomas. All of the above candidates were Baptized to day.

21 by Experience

2 “ Letter

Sep. 22nd 1883.

Church Conference.

Bro. Wm Alexander Mod. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. Dr. J.A. Martin unanimously call to the pastory for next year. Rec. by Letter from Motlows Creek Sister Sarah Lanford. By the request of Bro. W.P. Hoy he was released from Clerkship and F.M. Skinner elected to the same. Bro. John Bearden[,] J.M. Bennette[,] J.W. Alexander & J.C. Skinner was appointed deligates to the Union meeting to be convene at this place. Bro. J.B. Alexander & Fielden Walden committee on hospitality. Plan for collecting Pastor’s salary postponed until next conference. Also appointed a lady to collect Students funds

Oct. 27, 1883.

Church conference. Servises by Dr. J.A. Martin. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. Rec. by letter from Pacolet No 2 Brother John Byas & Wife Angelina Byas. Granted a letter of dismission to Sister Casander Hendrix. Granted our Pastor Dr J.A. Martin the privilege of attending the Theological Seminary next fall if he desires. Will change our Preaching day from the fourth Sunday to the first Sunday after this year. Bro. W.T. Thomas elected church treasure Resolved that each member be asked to contribute to the pastors salary in proportion to their financial ability. Bro. J.B. Alexander & F.M. Skinner appointed to assisted the Deacons in the financial business. Sister Margaret Thomas elected to collect Students funds.

Agreed to pay our pastor Dr J.A. Martin $175.00 for next year

Nov. 24th 1883

Church conference. Servises by our pastor, Dr. J.A. Martin. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. Rec. by letter from Upper Duncans Creek, Laurens Co, S.C. Sister Sarah Chumbley. Granted a letter of dismission to Brother John Crow, Sister Mary Vise leaving this country ask that their membership remain with this Church until call for. Was Granted.

Dec 22nd 1883

Church conference. Servises by Dr. J.A. Martin. Dore of Church open, Rec by letter from Cedarshoal Sister Frances Waddle. Red & adopted minutes of last conference.

March 1st 1884 [before Feb 1884]

Church conference. Servises by Dr. J.A. Martin. Dore of Church opened, Red & adopted minutes of last conference. Brother J.M. Skinner[,] Johny Alexander[,] R.M. Floyd[,] T.H. Turner & James Castleberry as apppointed Deligates to the union meeting.

Feb 2nd 1884

Church conference. Servises by Dr. J.A. Martin. Door of Church opened. W.P. Hoy Clerk. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. Granted letter of dismission to Sister Mary Stone.

April 5th 1884

Church conference. Servises by Dr. J.A. Martin. Dore of Chuch opened. Received by letter from Sedar Shole Church Brother Marion Kelly. Granted letter of Dismission to Brother Austin Hendrix Excluded Brother M.S. Vise. The following Brethren were elected to assist the Deacons in prepareing there work. Brother F.M. Skinner[,] Fielden Walden[,] J.M. Meader[,] J.B. Alexander & J.C. Skinner Agreed that we elect two new Deacons next conference. Appointed Satterday before next meeting to clean off the Church yard. Also set apart next meeting as communion servase

May 5 1884

Church met in conference after services by Dr J.A. Martin

1st opened door of church no applicants.

2nd Red and adopted minutes of last conference 3rd No matter of refferance on last minutes. The Church resolved to go in to an election for two more Deacons for this Church The election resulted in favor of Bros Fielden Walden & J.B. Alexander. Motion prevailed that sed Brethren to be ordained at our next regular conference. no other business the Church adjurned.

Dr. J.A. Martin Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 31st 1884 Church met in conference after Sermon by Brother D.C. Freeman

1st opened door of Church no applicate. proceeded to ordain Bro F. Walden & J.B. Alexander. Which was duley done by a presbytery consisting of J.A. Martin the pastor & D.C. Freeman assisted by the Deacons. no other business the Church adjurned

Dr J.A. Martin Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 5th 1884 Church met in conference after Sermon by Dr. J.A. Martin.

1st Door of church opened. no applicate. 2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference.

3rd Resolved to protract our next meeting. 4th Resolution past [passed] to apainted three brethren in each meeting to sweep the house. 5th Motion past for the Cleark to invite D.C. Freeman to assist in our protracted meding. 6 Appainted Thursday before our next meeting to cleare of [off] the grave yard. Brathern W.T. Thomas & J.B. Alexander to superintend it. No other business the Church adjurned. Dr J.A. Martin, Mod. F.M. Skinner, C.C.

Aug 2nd 1884 Church met in conference after Serverses by Rev D.C. Freeman.

1st Red & adopted minutes of last conference 2nd Door of Church opened No applicate

No other business the Church adjurned D.C. Freeman Mod. protem F.M. Skinner C.C

Aug 3rd 1884 Our Pastor Dr. J.A. Martin assisted by Rev. D.C. Freeman conducted a protracted meeting of eight days & nights with the following result. The members very much revived and eighteen reseaved for Baptism. Viz Louesa E. Lanford[,]Louesa Quinn[,] Martha N. Stribling[,] Livonia M. Stribling[,] Nansie Hennan[,] Charley A. [Ravan?][,] Mary Billings[,] Victery Littlefields[,] Darky Hill[,] Maggie C. McAbee[,] Thomas Bishop[,] Maggie B. Medders[,] Emmie G. Crow[,] Jincy Smith[,] Artermus S. Smith[,] Thomas Jones[,] Mary E. Vise & Ginivee Hill.

Sept 6, 1884 Received by experience J.R. Vise

Sept 7 “ All the above canidates were Baptised today.

Sept 6, 1884 Church conference Serveses by Dr. J.A. Martin

Door of Church opened; Rec by experience Mr. John R. Vise; Red & adopted minutes last conferecne. 3rd a committe of three apointed to see after a pastor for next year Viz. F. Walden[,] W.T. Thomas & J.M. Bearden 4th Brethren Andrew Gentry[,] Been Trail[,] W.E. Turner[,] J.B. Alexander & F. Walden appointed to collect pastors salary. 5th A committe of ten appointed to investigate and procure a building cite Viz T.M. Meader[,] F. Walden[,] W.P. Hoy[,]J.M. Castleberry[,] Been Trail[,] J.P. Gates[,] W.T. Thomas[,] J.B. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry[,] Andrew Gentry & Wm Alexander

No other business the Church adjurned

Wm Alexander Mod. protem F.M. Skinner C.C..

Oct 4?, 1884 Church met in conference after appointing Brother Wm Alexander Mod. 1st Red & adopted minnets of last conference 2nd The Church proceeded to an election of a pastor for next yeare Rev. D.C. Freeman unanimously elected with the agreement to pay him one hundred & fifty Dollars. Brethren F. Walden[,] W.T. Thomas & J.M. Bearden to inform Brother Freeman of the result of the election.

The committee on building a new Church reported favorably, the cite being given by Brother Wm Alexander & Mr. S.E. Mason. A committee of three appointed as a building committee Viz, Wm Alexander[,] W.T. Thomas & J.B. Alexander This committee to dispose of the old Church as they think best. Next meeting set apart for collecting the pastors salary.

No other business the Church adjurned. Wm Alexander Mod protim. F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 1st 1884 Church met in conference after serveses by D.C. Freeman

1st Door of Church opened no applicate

2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference Granted letters of dismission to Bro John Varner & wife Julia A. Varner Also granted letters of dismission to Bro W.P. Hoy and family

Bro Wm Alexander appointed to superintend the clearing of the new church ground.

No other business the church adjurned D.C. Freeman Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 7, 1884 to suit the convenience of our pastor we changed the preaching day from the first Sunday to the fourth.

Feb 21st 1885 Church meet in conference after serverses by our pastor

1st Door of church opened 2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 3rd peace of the church call for. 4th Granted letter of dismission to Brother James Hendrix. 5th Gave __?__ dollars to help build the Ridgeway church. No other business the church adjurned. D.C. Freeman Mod.

F.M. Skinner C.C.

March 21, 1885 Church conference Door of church opened. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. peace of the church call for. Called for report of committee, they reported after having investigated the case of Brother Miles & wife of separating, they thought hem to be in the fault and on motion he was excluded. No other business the Church adjurned. D.C. Freeman, Mod.

F. Walden C. Protem

April 2? 1885 Church met in conference after Serverses by our pastor

1st Door of church opened 2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference 3rd Granted letters of dismission to Sister Mary Floyd [Nancy Floyd? See membership roll]

[very dim but looks like]: After some acknowledgment from Brother Miles he was again restored to fellowship with the Church

The same committee on business [dim: elected for another year?] D.C. Freeman Mod.

F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 23, 1885 Church met in conference after serverses by the pastor

1st Church remain at peace 2nd Door of church opened. 3rd Red & adopted minutes of last conference

4th Adopted resolutions in memory of Sister Martha Mason Agreed to appointed a committee of four Sisters to collect money for missionary purposes Resolved that the Cleark present and read the rules of the church in our next conference. D.C. Freeman Mod. F. Walden, C.C. protem.

June 27, 1885

Church met in conference after serverses by the pastor

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference 3rd Church remain in peace. 4th The reading of the church rules of the (sic.) 5th Resolved that the cleark present a role of the members and it read in our next conference. 6th Agreed to begin our protracted [meeting] July the 12th 7. Brethren W.T. Thomas[,] F. Walden[,] J.B. Alexander & F.M. Skinner were elected deligates to the Association 8th Committee to collect missionary money, Mrs. Lizzie Lanford[,] Mrs. Maggie Thomas[,] Miss Mary Vise[,] Miss Millie Drummond. D.C. Freeman Mod.

F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 25th 1885 Church met in conference after Serverses by the Pastor

1st Door of church opened. 2. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 3. Peace of the church call for. 4. Brethern N.P. Gentry[,] Andrew Gentry[,] J.M. Bearden[,] J.M. Vise & Otternash Smith Were appointed to assist the Standing in some unsettled business. No other business the Church adjurned. D.C. Freeman Mod. F.M. Skinner, C.C.

Margaret J. Gentry Died Sept. 5th 1885.

She was a good girl and noted for her Morality

Aug 1885

Church met in conference after Brother Wm Alexander acting as Mod.

1st Red & adopted minutes of last conference 2nd The role of members were cald, and a committee of four appointed [to] look after such members as did not attend our meeting Viz F.M. Skinner[,] T.H. Turner[,] J.M. Bearden & W.H. Wilder 3rd A committee of four Brathern F. Walden[,] W. T. Thomas & Otterinash Smith was appointed to see after a pastor for next year. No other business the Church adjurned Wm Alexander, Mod, protem F.M. Skinner, C.C.

To the memory of Martha Mason

Whereas it has pleased the alwise ruler of the universe to call from our midst our aged and beloved Sister Martha Mason

Therefore be it

Resolved; that in her deth, that this church has lost one of its oldest as well as one of its most exemplary members, that we lament her deth, and sympathise with her family, that in respect to her memory a blank page be set apart in our record book with this notice, her age and date of deth.

Age about eighty four years.

Died April 5th 1885

Sept 1885

Church met in conference after serverses by the pastor.

1st Door of the church opened. 2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 3rd Brother F. Walden reported on committee to secure a pastor for next year that Brother Freeman would supply the church another year On motion the church went into an election, Brother Freeman unanimously elected. 4th Brathern J.W. Alexander[,] W.T. Thomas[,] N.P. Gentry[,] R.M. Thomas & J.P. Gates were appointed to collect the pastors salary for this year D.C. Freeman, Mod.

F. Walden, C.C. protem.

Sept 23rd 1885

Our pastor conducked a sereos [series?] of meetings lasting tenn days and nights with the following result. Members revived and four five aded by experience. Viz: Peter Stribling[,] Lou Chesney[,] Salley O.T. Thornton[,] Manie Jackson[,] Barbary Cox.

Oct 24 1885

Church met in conference after serveres by the pastor,

1st Door of the church opened. 2nd Red and adopted minutes of last conference. 3rd Granted letter of dismission to Sister Edoth Elizabeth Littlefields. D.C. Freeman, Mod.

F.M. Skinner, C.C.

Nov 22, 1885 Church met in conference after serverses by the Pastor.

1. Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference, and struck from it that part relating to Brother Bennett & Brother Turner. 3. Reports of unchristian character come to us on Dellar, Maggie & Louesa Quinn on motion they were excluded 4. Resolutions of thanks to Brother Wm Alexander for his faithful performance of his duty in building this our new Church house. Pased preambles and resolutions in memory of Brother J.R. Vise

Dec 26, 1885 Church met in conference after servises by the pastor Granted letters of dismission to Brothern Eddy G. Bishop[,] James Bishop[,] William Lyles & Nancy Lyles

Since our last meeting Death has entered our ranks and claimed for his victim our Bro. John R. Vise. he died Nov. 1st 1885. Brother Vise was in his the sixty fourth year of his age, had been a member of our church about one year, was well known and highly respectfull by all, our Brother was afflicted with partial deafness, but was seldom out of his seat in time of servises in this church. Knowing him as we did we feel sure that our loss is his Eternal gain.

Therefore be it

Resolved 1st that in the deth of Bro. Vise we have lost one whome we loved and respected, whose presents was sunny, cheering and agreeable.

2nd that it is always our duty to bow in humble submission to the will of our Heavenly Father who doth all things well.

3rd that the family of our Bro. have our sympathy and our clerk record the above on a page of our Church Book

Jan 23, 1886 Church met in conference after servises by the pastor Door of church opened; Received by letter from Motlows creek Brother John Gowen & Wife Selener Gowen.

Feb 27, 1886

Church meet in conference after Sreverses by the pastor,

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red and adopted minute of last conference D.C. Freeman, Mod.

F.M. Skinner, C.C.

Mar. 27, 1886

Church meet in conference after Servises by the Pastor.

1. Door of Church opened & received by letter from Friendship church Brother M.S. Ravan & wife Eliza. 2. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 3. A committee of three W.H. Willis[,] F. Walden and W.T. Thomas were appointed to compose a memorial in memory of Brother S.M. Crow. D.C. Freeman Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov. 23rd 1885

The new Church being finished it was dedicated today. The dedication Sermon was preached by Rev D.C. Freeman. A large attendance present.

April 24, 1886

Church meet in conference after servises by the pastor.

1. Door of church opened 2. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 3. Granted a letter of dismission to Brother J.M. Bennett. 4. Red & approved the memorial in memory of Brother S.M. Crow. 5. The forth Sunday in May set fourth as communion season. D.C. Freeman

F.M. Skinner, C.C.

Church meet in conference May 21, 1886 after servises by our pastor.

1st Door of church opened. 2. Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 3rd Moved & second that there be three in a committe consisting of Bros F. Walden[,] W.T. Thomas & W.H. Willis to draft up resolutions in memory of sister Valley Crow.

No other business Conference adjurned J.B. Alexander Clerk protim

Whereas in the attoinment of an allwise Providence our aged and beloved Brother S.M. Crow has been called by deth from our midst, therefore be it,

1. Resolved that while we bow in humble submission and mourn his lose we are cheered in the thought that our lose is his gain.

2. Resolved that there was none more fearless, and faithful in the discharge of his duties.

3. Resolved that the church has lost one in whome she claud [could?] allways trust as a true friend.

4. Resolved that we deeply sympathise with his aged widow and family.

5. Resolved that these resolutions be recorded in our church Book and that our clerk be instructed to forward a coppy to the widow.

Whereas in the Allottment of an allwise Providence our aged and beloved Sister L. Vally Crow has been called by death from our midst.

Resolved that we hereby grant expression of our deepest sorrow for the loss of so punctual and good member of our Church.

Resolved that we recognize the hand of our Heavenly Father in this sad affliction and bow with meek submission to his devine will knowing that he doeth all things well.

Resolved that a page in our record book be dedicated to her memory.

Church meet in conference after Servises by the Pastor June 26 1886

1st Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 2nd Red & approve the memorial in memory of sister Valley Crow. 3rd The same standing committy elected for an other year. 4th Door of church opened, received by experience Miss Jessie Thomas. 5th Elected Brothers N.P. Gentry[,] J.W. Alexander[,] F.M. Skinner & J.B. Alexander as deligates to the Assocation.

No other business the conference adjurned. D.C. Freeman Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 27 1886

Received by letter from Friendship Church Sister Mattie Caldwell.

Church meet in conference July 24, 1886

Brother Wm Alexander acting as Mod 1st Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 2nd A collection was taken for missionary purerses. No other business conference adjurned.

Wm Alexander Mod protem F.M. Skinner C.C.

Church meet in conference after Servises by our pastor Aug. 21, 1886.

1st Red & adopt the minutes of last conference 2nd Door of church was opened.

3rd Granted a letter of dismission to Brother L.C. Quinn. No other business conference adjurned.

D.C. Freeman Mod; F.M. Skinner

Aug 22, 1886 Our pastor began a protracted meeting which lasted sixteen days & night. The meet members Wer very much revived, and 30 joined by experience and 2 by restoration. Those by experience E.H. Lanford[,] Adda A. Skinner[,] Janey Gentry[,] Fannie Ravan[,] A.S. McAbee[,] B.F. Stribling[,] Dr. C.E. Rogers[,] Mary M. Littlefields[,] Elen Littlefields[,] Lela A. Stribling[,] J.F. Quinn[,] J.S. Castlebery[,] J.L. Taylor[,] S.L.. Byas[?][,] Mary Castlebery[,] J.P. Littlefields[,] J.D. Bragg[,] F.L. Floyd[,] Emmer Floyd[,] E.G. Floyd[,] N.M. Alexander[,] Lee Barnett[,] M.E. Gentry[,] Janey Thomas[,] Mildred Hinnans[,] J.T. McAbee[,] Benjamin Reaves[,]Senie Westmoreland[,] Pernae [or Perncie?] Couch. Restored Albert McAbee & Mary Ornal.

Sep. 25, 1886. Received by experience A.N. Vise[,] W.H. Barnett Jr. & W,D, Pearson.

Sep. 26, 1886. The above canidates Wer Baptised today.

Church met in conference after Servises by the Pastor Sept 25 1886.

1st Door of the church was opened & received by experience A.N. Vise[,] W.D. Pearson & W.H. Barnett Jr. [These 3 repeated from Sep 25]

2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 3rd The following Brethern wer appointed to colect the Pastor’s salary. V.P. Gentry[,] J.L. Willis[,] J.W. Alexander[,] J.P. Gates[,] W.T. Thomas & John Byas. 4th Brother D.C. Freeman was unanimously called to preach for this church another year. 5th By the request of Brother W.H. Willis he was permited to retire as a Deacon.

6th A motion prevailed that we elect four Deacons on our next conference. No other business conference adjurned D.C. Freeman mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Church met in conference after servises by the pastor Oct 23, 1886

1st Door of the church was opened. 2nd Charges being brought against John Varner & wife, Thomas Bell & Thomas Jones for having joined another church they wer excluded.

3rd The election for four new Deacons resulted in favor of Brathern J.W. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry[,] J.L. Willis & F.M. Skinner. Conference adjurned. D.C. Skinner Mod

F.M. Skinner

Church met in conference Nov. 27, 1886

1st Red & adopted minutes of last conference. 2nd Granted a letter of dismission to Sister Barbara Cox. 3rd The fourth Saturday in Dec. set apart for Ordaining Deacons.

4th A committee of three wer appointed to see after non attending members and report in our Jan. meeting, Vis: J.B. Alexander[,] W.H. Willis & A.M. Skinner. Wm Alexander Mod Protem

F.M. Skinner C.C.

Church met in conference after Servises by Pastor D.C. Freeman Jan. 22, 1887

1. Red & Adopted the minutes of last conference. 2. Granted letters of dismission to Sisters Bettie Ward & Madora Wofford. Sister Darky Hill & Senie Westmoreland & Brother Gimmie Hill Wishes there names to remain with us. Which was granted. D.C. Freeman Mod

J.B. Alexander C.C. Protim

Church meet in conference Mar 25, 1887

after servises by the pastor D.C. Freeman

1. Door of church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 3. Granted letter of dismission to Sister Feenie Westmoreland. 4. Read the Rules of the church & agreed that they be Strickly enforced hereafter. D.C. Freeman Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 23 1887

The following Deacons were ordained today J.W. Alexander[,] J.L. Willis[,] F.M. Skinner & N.P. Gentry, by a presbytery consisting of Revs D.C. Freeman[,] L.C. Ezell & E.C. Watson, and the Deacons of Bethel, Sedarshoale[,] Antioch & Unity Churches.

Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor D.C. Freeman May 21, 1887

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2. Door of church opened 3. Granted letters of dismission to Brothren J.W. Thomas[,] John Bishop & J.F. Quinn 4. A motion prevailed that letters granted hereafter remain good only six months 5. T.M. Meaders, J.C. Skinner & Marian Kelly With the Deacons was appointed as Deligates to the Union Meeting D.C. Freeman Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor June 25 1887.

1st Red & adopted minutes of last conference 2nd Door of church opened 3rd Elected Brothern J.B. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry[,]W.T. Thomas & F.M. Skinner as Deligates to the Association

D.C. Freeman Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

Church meet in conference July 24 1887

1st appointed Brothering T.M. Meaders, J.C. Skinner[,] S.M. Thomas & R.J. Thomas as deligates to the Union meeting 2nd Appointed T.M. Meaders[,] N.P. Gentry[,] J.L. Willis & F. Walden to collect missionary money.

Aug 2, 1887 church meet in conference A committee of five were appointed to look affter a pastor for next year. A.S. McAbee[,] J.M. Skinner[,] N.P. Gentry[,] C.L. Willis & J.W. Alexander

D.C. Freeman Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Church met in conference Sept 24 1887

1st Door of the church opened Received by experience Mr. John Littlefields.

2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 3. Granted letter of dismission to Sister Vinie Crow. 4. Committee on pastor for next year reported in favor of Rev. D.C. Freeman after which he was unanimously called for another year. 5th A committee of 6 were appointed to collect pastor’s salery Vis W.T. Thomas[,] A.S. McAbee[,] N.P. Gentry[,] S.M. Thomas[,] J.L. Willis & Artermos Smith Also A committee of Six were appointed to collect missionary funds Vis J.B. Alexander[,] F.M. Skinner[,] A.S. McAbee[,] Miss [V.N.?] Littlefields[,] Miss Janie Lanford & Mrs. W.T. Thomas

Church meet in conference Oct 22, 1887

Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2 Granted letters of dismission to Sister Sallie Thornton & Brother Bearden & wife. 3 Excluded Columbus Hindman & wife Addie Hindman[,] Nancy & Louisa Bass & Evaline Wood. D.C. Freeman Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

[Nothing entered between Oct 1887 & May 1888]

May 26 1888 Sermon by Rev. L.C. Ezell

1st Church met in conference by caling Brother Ezell to act as Moderator.

2nd the church being without a Pastor owing to Brother Freeman having resigned. Went into an election which resulted in favor of Rev. L.C. Ezell by a large majority he accepted the call with a few earnest words of admonisian [admonition]. No other business conference adjurned.

L.C. Ezell Mod. F. Walden C.C. protem

June 23 1888. Sermon by our pastor L.C. Ezell. Church meet in conference

1st The committee reported [unclear] being guilty of Adultery upon which charge he was excluded

2nd Reported Brother Enoch Floyd of being guilty of dansing upon which charge he was Excluded. 3. The folering members was granted letters of dismission for the purpus of organising a new church at Switzer Station J.R. Gates[,] Lucinda Gates[,] J.H. Castleberry[,] Sallie Castleberry[,] M.C. Castleberry[,] Pernecie Bagwell[,] Benjaman Reaves[,] T.H. Turner[,] W.F. Turner[,] J.M. Turner[,] J.C. McAbee[,] M.C. McAbee[,] A.S. McAbee[,] Purchas McAbee.

4. The following Brothers was elected deligates to the Association. N.P. Gentry[,] J.W. Alexander[,] W.T. Thomas & F. Walden. Alternates J.B. Alexander & J.L. Willis

No other business conference adjurned L.C. Ezell Mod F. Walden C.C. protem

July 22 th 1888. Granted letters of dismission to Sisters Tempy Loving [or Gowing?][,] Lula West[,] Lula Lanford[,] Mary McAbee & Brethern William McAbee & Albert McAbee.

F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 25 1888

Church went into conference by calling Brother F. Walden to act as moderator. Red and adopted the minutes of three last meetings. Leters of dismission was granted to Sister Ida Sentell[,] Laura Thomas[,] Ella Lanford and Brother J.B. Gowan and wife. Moved and second that a committed of five be apointed to secure a pastor for next year on the third Sundey com. consist of Brother W.T. Thomas[,] J.B. Alexander[,] J.W. Willis[,] N.P. Gentry and F.M. Skinner No other business conference adjurned. J.B. Alexander C.C. protem

Sept 22 1888

Church meet in conference after servises by L.C. Ezell.

1st Received by letter Brother J.C. Crow & wife M.E. Crow. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 3. The committee to look after Pastor for next year reported that Rev. E.C. Watson would preach for us on the third Sunday for $125.00 he was unanimously cald provided his salary could be raised. A committee of five was appointed to get subscriptions fro this amount Viz T.M. Meaders[,] N.P. Gentry[,] J.W. Alexander[,] J.L. Willis & S.M. Thomas.

4. Granted letters of dismission to Brother W.T. Thomas & wife M.J. Thomas[,] Jessie Thomas & J.W. Skinner L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 27 1888. Church meet in conference after servises by L.C. Ezell.

1. Door of church opened. 2. Red & Adopted the minutes of last conference. 3. The committee to take subscriptions for Br. Watson’s salary reported the money subscribed, and that Br. Watson had agreed to preach for us on the third Sundey next year.

4. Br. J.B. Alexander was appointed forman of a committee to collect our pastors salary for this year. 5. Br: J.B. Alexander was elected Church Treasure. 6. Br: N.P. Gentry presented a request from the Association asking for a contribution to help pay a debt encured on the Limestone Enstitution. Agreed that we take a collection on our two next meetings for that perpuse.

7. Miss Janie Lanford was relected organest for next year. 8. A committee was appointed to collect money to pay our Organest for this year Vis F.M. Skinner & Miss Florence Mason.

L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov. 24 1888

Church meet in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. Granted letters of dismission to Brother George W. Hatchett & Wife Mary E. Hatchett

2. The cleark was ordered to notify Brother Watson of his election. 3. F. Walden & F.M. Skinner was appointed to get up money to pay for our Organ L.C. Ezell Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan: 19 1889

Church met in conference after servises by our pastor E.C. Watson.

1. Door of church was opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3. Granted letters of dismission to Sisters Janie & Maggie Thomas

No other business conference adjurned E.C. Watson Mod. F.M. Skinner, C.C.

Mr 16 1889 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor E.C. Watson.

1. Door of church opened 2nd Granted letters of dismission to Brothern Niles Nesbitt[,] O.A. Walden[,] Clifford Caldwell & Sister Mattie Caldwell 3. Appointed half past 12 oclock for Preaching on Saturdey during the summer months

Conference adjurned E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 20 1889

Church met in conference after servises by our Paster E.C. Watson

1st Door of the church was opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference

3rd The same execetive committee was elected for another for another year. Conference adjurned

Rev. E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 18 1889 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor Rev. E.C. Watson

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference

3rd A committee of three Brothern J.B. Alexander[,] T.M. Meaders & F. Walden was appointed to collect missionary for the the association this year conference adjurned

Rev. E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 15 1889 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor E.C. Watson

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2nd Granted a letter of dismission to Sister Annie V. Gidens. Conference adjurned E.C. Watson Mod F. Walden C.C. Protim

July 20 1889 Church met in conference Servises by our pastor. 1st Door of the church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 3rd Brother Clifford Caldwell & Wife was excluded for joining a Church of an other Denomination. 4th Agreeded to protrack our next meeting. 5th F.M. Skinner[,] J.B. Alexander & N.P. Gentry elected deligates to the association 6th July 30 appointed to clar of the Simerty and Church yard E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 21 1889 Granted letters of dismission to Brother John Littlefields & Wife.

Sept 12 Restored Thomas Bell to membership/

Oct 19 1889 Church met in conference F. Walden elected Mod protim.

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd Restored Brother M.S. Vise to membership.

3rd Granted letters of dismission to Brother M.S. Vise & wife & Brother John Byas & wife.

4th The election of a Pastor for another year, resulted unanimously in favor of Bro. E.C. Watson. The matter of Systermattic giving to Missions posponed untill next conference. F. Walden Mod protim

F,M. Skinner C.C.

Our Pastor E.C. Watson, assisted by Brother [blank] Parriot conducted a sereas of meeting beginning Aug 18; 1889 in which the members was very much revived, and one acsession to the Church. Namely Anna A. Thomas

Nov: 16 1889 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference

3rd The matter of systermattic giving refered to next conference.

4th Brother Watson accepted the call for another [year] under propper condishions

E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 14 1889 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3rd The matter of systermattic giving refered to our next conference. E.C. Watson Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 18 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1.Door of church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3. The subscription plan for giving was adopted. The Deacons assisted by Brothers T.M. Meaders[,] Wm Alexander & J.C. Skinner was appointed to get subscriptions for the amount each member would give for pastors Salary & Missionary perperses

4. Granted a letter of dismission to sister Addie Smith

5. Sister Janie Lanford elected organist this year. E.C. Watson Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

Feb 15 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 3rd Granted letter of dismission to Sister Janie Wright. 4.Changed the hour for preching on Saturdey to halfpast 2 oclock P.M. for this year E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Mar. 15 1890 Church met in coference after servises by our pastor.

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3rd Restored Sister Louisa[,] Nancy & Emmet Bass to Church fellowship, and granted letters of dismission to the same.

Mar. 16 appointed Brethern F.M. Skinner[,] J.B. Alexander & N.P. Gentry as deligates to the Union Meeting. E.C. Watson Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 19 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Door of church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3. A committee of three brethern J.B. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry & T.M. Meadows was apppointed as a bilding committee in finishing our church. E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 17 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Door of Church opened. 2nd Red & adopted minutes of last conference

3rd Granted letters of dismission to Sisters Elliat Waddle & Allice Bishop E.C. Watson Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 14 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

No other business conference adjurned E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 19 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Door of church opened & 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3. J.L. Willis[,] N.P. Gentry & J.B. Alexander were elected as deligates to the Association

Conference adjurned E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 16 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Door of church opened & received by letter Brother D.P. Stroud & Wife Tabitha Stroud.

2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 16 1890 Our pastor began a sereas of meetings lasting five days and nights: during which time we received by exsperience F. Edey Bearden[,] R. Lee Crow, Glenn Bearden[,] R. Elizer Lanford & the 20 of Sept 1890 received Rebeca P. Willis. All of those were baptised the 21 of Sept 1890

Sept 20 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor. 1st Door of Church opened. Received by exsperience Mrs Rebeca P. Willis

2. Red & adopted adopteed(sic.) the minutes of last conference. E.C. Watson Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 18 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference

2. Entered a call for a pastor which resulted unanimously in favor of Brother E.C. Watson

3. Granted letters of dismission to sister Darkey Hill & Gimimie Hill 4. A committee of 4 appointed to salicit money for the organest consisting of F.M. Skinner[,] J.B. Alexander[,] T.M. Meaders & Eddy Gentry.

Dec 20 1890 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. Door of church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference

3. Clerk instructed to answer letter from Pelzer in regards Miss Maggie Quinn.

E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner

Feb 14 1891 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. Door of the church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. After some discussion regarding the rules of the Church, conference adjurned. E.C. Watson Mod

F.M. Skinner

Mar 15 1891 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2. A motion to erase the rule agance dansing Was voted down. 3. Granted a letter of dismission to Brother Wm Alexander

4. A Motion to land [or lond?] the money on hand for sealing the Church was carried

5. Miss Lillie Lanford was elected Organnest E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 18 1891 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2. Granted A letter of dismission to Sister Vannie Alexander. E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner

May 17 1891 Church conference

1. The clerk was enstructed to envite the next Union to meet with us the fifth Sunday in August Brothern J.C. Skinner[,] F. Walden[,] J.B. Alexander & M.E. Gentry appointed deligates to the Union Meeting. Also the clerk was enstructed to have the land papers of this church recorded.

E.C. Watson Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 20 1891 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1st Door of the Church was opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference

E.C. Watson Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 19 1891 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1st J.L. Willis[,] M.E. Gentry & F.M. Skinner was elected deligates to the association

2. A committee consisting of our pastor E.C. Watson, F. Walden & F.M. Skinner to was appointed to write tribute of respect to Sister Nancy Pearson[,] Mary Arnold & Brother Wm Alexander.

3. Thirsday before the 3 Sundey in Aug. set apart to clear off Church ground & Semitary

E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 1891 Aug 1891 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

2nd Door of the Church was opened. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 3. A Committee of 5 W.P. Gentry[,] S.E. Mason[,] T.M. Meadows[,] F. Walden[,] J.B. Alexander on hospitality for the union meeting. A committee of 3 was apointed to solicit money for the Furman Memorial Fund. vis: F.M. Skinner[,] M.E. Gentry & S.R. Skinner. E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 1891 Church conference. 1. Door of the church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 3. Granted a letter of dismission to Siste Mildrid Hennan.

4. Our Pastor conducted a sereas of meetings lasting 6 days & nights. With the following results. the members were very much revived and 11 were added to the church Vis: Johney E. Thomas, Hama A. Meadows. William McGill by letter } Dock D.E. Skinner[,] John T. Wood[,] Nannie C. Wilder[,] Johney J.H. Kelley, William Traleger[,] Toy L. Wofford & Cara Wood. The above members were all baptised to day Oct. 18 1891

Oct 17 1891 Church conference.

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd Granted letters of dismission to the Sister Lizzie A. Woodruff & Lillie Lanford

3rd owing to our pastor tendering his resignation after this year, a committee of 3 was appointed to look after a pastor for next year. vis, J.A. Gentry[,] J.W. Alexander & T.M. Meadows

E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 14 1891 Church conference

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2nd S.M. Thomas & M.E. Gentry was appointed deligates to the Union Meeting E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 20 1891 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor. 1. Considered the call of a pastor for next year not being able to call Brother Watson proposed to preach on Wednesday before next third Sundey. Brother F.M. Skinner & M.E. Gentry was appointed to get money for our organest E.C. Watson Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 1891

Tribute of Respect

Whereas it has pleased Almighty God our Heavenly Father to remove by death our beloved Brother Wm Alexander[,] Suster Nancy Pearson and Mary Ornold, and whereas we deeply feel our loas yet feeling it to be there eternal gain therefore be it resolved:

1st That we bow our hearts in humble recognition and submission to the will of Him who gave himself for us and who had said “all thing work together for good to those who love the Lord.”

2nd That we lift our hearts in earnest and humble prayer to God, and extend our heartsfelt sympathies to the deeply afflic[t]ed families in thire sad berevement

3rd That our Clerk be enstructed to copy these resolutions on our minute book in token of love, and in memory of our deceased Brother & Sisters.

4th That we send a copy of thease resolutions to our county papers and to the bereaved families.

{ E.C. Watson

Committee { F. Walden

{ F.M. Skinner

1892

Jan 17 1892 Church conference

1st Entered an election for a pastor for next year, which resulted unanimously in favor of Brother J.L. Barnett. He accepted with the agrement to preach for What the Church was able to pay.

2. F.M. Skinner[,] M.S. Gentry[,] W. Alexander[,] T.M. Meadows[,] Levi Barnett & Mason Landford was appointed to solicit the amount we could pay. 3. F.M. Skinner & J.W. Alexander was appointed deligates to the Union Meeting W.C. Kelley Mod protim F.M. Skinner C.C.

Feb 10 1872 Church in conference

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2. Committe on pastors salary continued until next conference. 3.Agreed that each member make an earnest effort to raise Brother Watson’s salary by next meeting. 4. A committee of 3 was appointed to draw up resolutions in memory of Sister S. M. Willis Vis J.B. Alexander[,] F. Walden & J.C. Skinner

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Mar 19, 1892 Church met in conference

1st Door of the church was opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3rd Red & adopted the resolutions in memory f Sister S. Milissey Willis

Rev J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 16 1892 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1st Door of the church opened 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. No other business conference adjurned Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 14 1892 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Red and adopted the minutes of last coference. The following Brothern was Appointed deligates to the Union meeting J.W. Alexander[,] F.M. Skinner & N.P. Gentry.

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 21 1892 Church met in conference

1st Door of the Church was opened. 2. Granted a letter of dismission to Brother Thomas [Stone?]

Sept 17 1892 Church met in conference

1st Door of the Church was opened Received by letter Brother J.M. Stribling from Antioch Church.

J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

In Memory if Sister S. Malissy Willis

Whereas it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our ranks Sister S. Malissy Willis Who was a member of the Baptist Church over thirty years. She was an attentive member full of Christian works. When able she was ready to respond to any call to administer to the suffering. She bore her last affliction with Christian fortitude which lasted 5 months saying it was all right. Her seat with us is vacant. Her good traits as a neighbor is gone.

Therefore be it resolved:

1st That we bow submissively to the will of our Heavenly Father who doth all things for a wise purpose.

2nd That while we will miss her in her in our midst that we can find that she has crossed over the river to dwell in that land made for Gods people.

3rd That in the deth of sister Willis this Church and the surrounding community have sustained a grate loss whose place will be hard to fill.

4th That we tender our deepest simpathy to the family especially to the aged Husband

{ J.B. Alexander

Committee { F. Walden

{ J.C. Skinner

Aug 21 1892 our pastor began a Seras of meeting lasting 8 days & nights in which the members were very much revived & with 9 addisions to the Church, Vis James A. Mcgill[,] Willey B. Mcgill[,] Hilary L. Thackston[,] Clarence G. Skinner[,] Austin D. Thackston[,] Effie E. Wofford[,] F. Milton Kelley[,] P. Fannie Wofford & Alma Crisp.

Oct 15 1892 Church meet in conference.

1. Door of Church opened. Received by letter from Philadelphia Church Brother J.T. Thackston[,] Susan C. Thackston[,] Maggie F.G. Thackston & Lizzie J. Thackston.

2. F.M. Skinner[,] J.T. Thackston & J.B. Alexander was appointed deligates to the Union Meeting.

3. The Church entered an election for a pastor next year which resulted unanimously in favor of Brother J.L. Barnett. J.L. Barnett Mod. F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov: 19, 1893 Church met in conference

1st Door of the Church opened. 2nd A Committee of 7 was appointed to lay of[f] the Semetary in squires Vis J.B. Alexander[,] F.M. Skinner[,] W.H. Willis[,] J.C. Skinner[,] N.P. Gentry[,] J.W. Alexander & W.M. Kelley.

3. A Committee of th[r]ee appointed to take subscriptions to pay for the organ. Vis F. Walden[,] F.M. Skinner & Sister Maggie Thackston. Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 1892 & Jan 1893 No conference

Feb 1893 Church met no conference

1. Door of the Church opened. Received by letter from Switzer Church Sister Eustacy Lanford

2. Adopted the minutes of last conference 3. The committee to lay off the Semetary given more time. 4. Financial committee for this year F. Walden[,] F.M. Skinner[,] N.P. Gentry[,] Johney Wood & J.L. Willis. 5. Execetive committee consist of Brothers T.M. Meadows & J.C. Skinner with the Deacons. Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 1893 Church met in conference Door of Church opened. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference J.L. Willis[,] J.B. Alexander & N.P. Gentry was appointed deligates to the Union Meeting. Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 15th 1893. Church met in conferene after servises by our pastor

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2. Brothers J.L. Willis[,] N.P. Gentry & F.M. Skinner was elected deligates to the Association. Aug 8 set as the day for cleaning of the semetary & Church ground. 3. The second Sunday set as the time to begin our protracted meeting.

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 16 Aug. 19. 1893. Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Door of the Church was opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3. After some discusion as to sealing the Church a call meeting was made for next Saturday 26 to make some permant [permanent?] arangements for the same.

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 16 1893 Church meet in conference after servises by Rev. J.S. Ezell.

Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 3. The matter of sealing the Church was brot up, and a conference called for tomorrow to make some arangments for the same.

4. Granted letters of dismission Brother M.E. Gentry & Sister Janie Gentry 5. Agreeded to take up a collection for the storm suffers in the east of our state to-morrow.

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 17 1893 Church conference. 1. Granted letters of dismission to Brother William Mcgill

2. A subscription of $19.00 was taken to finish sealing the Church. Rev. J.S. Ezell Mod protim

F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 14 1893 Church meet in conference

1. Door of the Church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference’

3. Posponed caling a pastor untill next conference

4. Brothern Lee Crow & S.R. Skinner were appointed deligates to the Union Meeting.

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 18 1898(sic.) [1893] Church meet in conference Broth F. Walden acting as mod protim.

1st Brother J.L. Barnett was unanimously called to the Pastorate of this Church for next year

2nd The second Monday in Dec. set as the day to meet and bild the dressing House near the pool.

F. Walden Mod protim F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 20 1894 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st The first Saturdy in Feb set as the day to finish the dressing House.

2nd Agreed to work during Jan & Feb for the Home Mis. Bord & Mar & April for the Foren Mish Board. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Feb 17. 1894 church meet in conference

1. Door of the church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3. After some discusion as to finishing the dressing house, severel brothern perpose holing [hauling?] lumber to finish the same J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Mar. 17 1894 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd Granted letters of dismission to Brother Simpson Pearson and wife Mary & Brother W.D. Pearson.

J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 14 1894 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2. Appointed Brothern J.E. Thomas[,] F.M. Skinner & Lee Crow as deligates to the Union meeting. 3. The matter of collecting Students funds was posponded until next conference. Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 19 1894 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd Brothen J.B. Alexander was elected corresponding agent in the interest of ministerial egucation. 3. The third Sunday in Nov. fixed as the day to take a collection the above perpose. 4. Granted letters of dismission to Brother F.E. Bearden[,] D.P. Stroud & wife Tabitha Stroud. N.P. Gentry resigned as usher agreed to elect his successor at our next meeting. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 16 1894 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2. Brothern J.E. Thomas & Homer A. Meadows was elected ushers. Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 14 1894 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Door of the Church opened. Received by letter Sister Martha Calvert.

2nd Brothers F.M. Skinner[,] Lee Crow & J.L. Willis was elected deligates to the Association.

3rd Brothern Lee Crow[,] J.L. Willis was elected Deligates to union meeting.

4. Thirsday before the 5 Sunday in this month fixt as the day to Clear off the Church ground & Semetary. 5. A[g]reeded to began our protracted meeting 1st Sunday night in Aug.

Aug 5 our protracted [meeting] continued 5 days & nights We had an interesting meting with one accession, namely J.B. Wilbanks. Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 15, 1894 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Door of Church opened. 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference.

3. Eliert Lanford & Homer Meadows was elected deligates to the Union Meeting.

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 20 1894 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

The church entered a call for a pastor for next year, which resulted in favor of Rev: B.J. Woodward.

2. A committee of 7 was appointed to get up the pastors salary for this year. Vis J.W. Alexander[,] J.L. Willis[,] T.M. Meadows[,] Mace Lanford[,] N.P. Gentry[,] F.M. Skinner & J.C. Skinner.

3. Met Saturday. appointed to met and finish the House at the pool.

Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 15. 1894 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Red and adopted the minutes of last conference 2. The treasure reported $11.90 on hand left over from sealing the Church on motion that paid Brother J.B. Alexander on a debt due him on the organ. 3. Brothern J.B. Alexander & F.M. Skinner was elected deligates to the union meeting

4. & committee of 3 was appointed to sucure secure the rites of the Church ground vis T.M. Meadows[,] W.H. Willis & F.M. Skinner Rev. J.L. Barnett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 18 1895 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. Door of the Church opened 2. Granted a letter of dismission to sister M[a]ggie J. Cox. 3. Brethern J.C. Skinner[,] J.H. Willis & M.A. Lanford was elected to assist the Deacons in the financial work for this year. 4. Agreeded to raise $150.00 for all perposes this year and to be paid quarterly to be raised by the envellope plan 5. A motion past to celebrate the Lord’s supper quarterly.

Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 16 1895 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Door of the Church was opened. 2. A motion past to limit letters of dismission to 4 months if not deposited in some Church in that time it shall become null and void. also the members be requested to tale the Church they entended to join as far as possible. 3. Brethern J.W. Alexander[,] F,M. Skinner & N.P. Gentry was elected deligates to the union meeting. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 20, 1895 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Door of the church was opened. 2. Granted a letter of dismission to Sister Mittie Ward.

5. Agreed to meet tomorrow at 10 oclock to organize a Sunday school

April 21 Meet and organized the Sunday school. J.W. Alexander Superintendant. F.M. Skinner assistant Superintendant. J.B. Alexander Secretary. J.D. Hunter[,] S.E. Mason[,] Mrs. J.W. Alexander[,] Mrs. S.E. Mason & Mrs. W.M. Kelley teachers. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod

F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 18 1895 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Granted letters of dismission to Brother Augustice Lanford & wife & daughter to join at Lanford Church Laurance Co. S.C. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 15 1895 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor

1. Door of the Church opened 2. Received by letter Sister Carrie Willis 3. Brothern J.B. Alexander[,] F.M. Skinner & N.P. Gentry was elected deligates to the County Baptist S.S. Convention 4. Agreed to protract our meeting from the third Sundey in July.

Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 20 1895 Church meet in conference after servises by the Pastor.

1. rejected letters of dismission to Brother J.T. Thackston & family on the ground that had received no financial aid from them in nearly three years.

2. Brothern J.B. Alexander[,] J.E. Thomas & L.E. Crow was elected deligates to the Association

3. Wednesday before the 2 Sundey in Aug. fixt as the time to cleare off the Semetery and Church ground. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 18 1855 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2. Brothern N.P. Gentry & F.M. Skinner was appointed to see Brother R.M. Woods in regard to some unchristian conduct. 3. A committee was appointed to present names of such members as did not pay nor attend Church meetings.

Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Spt 14 1895 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor.

1. The committee appointed to see Brother R.M. Wood reported that he was very indifferent to the charges against him. Brother T.M. Meadows & W.H. Kelley was appointed to see him again and request [him to attend] at our next conference

2. The committee on non attending members was given another month to make their report.

3. Brothern Mace Lanford[,] Homer Meadows & F.M. Skinner was appointed deligates to the union meeting. 4. Granted letters of dismission to Brother Toy Wofford & Sister Effie Wofford.

5. A motion to envite the next Union to meet with this Church Was carried

Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct. 19 1895 Church met in conference

1. The committee appointed to see Brother R.M. Wood reported that he would not make no acknowlagement, after which he was excluded

2. The committee on non attending & paying members made there report Open to discussion it was agreed that hereafter each member be required to pay something to the suport of the Gospel except in case of inability.

3. Brothern T.M. Meadows[,] N.P. Gentry & J.B. Alexander was elected as a committee to purchus new benches & dispose of the old ones as best they could.

4. The Church entered a call for a Pastor which resulted unanimously in favor of Brother B.J. Woodward

[The following page is dim and hard to read.]

Nov 16 1895 Church met in conference

1st the committee to purchis new benches reported that they could get benches for $100.00 They were elected to go ahead and procure them.

2. Sister Carrie V. Mason with two or three ladie members of her own choise was elected as a committee to buy carpeting for this Church.

3. Granted letters of dismission to Brother ? & ? & wife ? & Sister Mary Floyd

Dec 14 1895 Church met in conference

1st The committee to get new benches reported that they had ? the trade with the Morgan Iron Works ? ? ?

2nd The committee on hospitality [something about] the union meeting.

Jan 18 1896 Church conference

1st The treasurer made his annual report; which after some disputes was very sattisfactory

2nd Then resolved to rase $25.00 for missions this year 3. The Clerk instructed to notify all that did not pay anything for the suport of the Gospel Would be suspended until they Give ? ?

4. The same committee to git new benches reported the benches made by the Morgan Iron Works was not according to contract they refused to receive them. On motion the same committee was continued. Granted letter of dismission to Brother Levi Barnett, Sister Emmer Floyd & James A. Mcgill ?

Feb 15 1896 Church meet in conference

1. Door of Church opened.

2. The committee for new benches reported that they had not been able to make any permanent arrangements as yeat.

3. Brothern T.M. Meadows & J.W. Alexander was appointed a committee to see Rev. J.L. Barnett in regard to some clames on the church.

4. The committee on finance to notify Brother J.T. Thackston the amount the church asked him to pay for last year.

5. Agreed to meet at 10 oclock on saturdey before the 3 Sundey in April for the purpos of having the role caleted [roll called?] and an experience meetting

6. Brethern N.P. Gentry, Mace Lanford & E.N. Lanford was apointed deligates to the union meeting

Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

March no conference

April 18 1896 Church met in conference after servises by our Pastor

1st door of the Church opened

2nd The committee to see Rev. J.L. Barnett reported that they had seen him & it was desided by the church that accarden to the contract he could not clame any more from the church for his servises

3. Granted letters of dismission to Sister Susan C. Thackston & Daughter Lizzie J. Thackston & Sons Hilary L. & Austin D. Thackston.

4. The role of members was caled

5. The committee on benches reported that they had been paid for & some money left

6. The [church?] returned hearty appreciation to sister Mason for her Ardient work in helping to secure the seats & carpeting

7. Sister & Brother S.E. Mason & Brother T.M. Meadows was appointed as a committee to have the new benches oild Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 16, 1896 After an Interisting talk by our pastor in regard to the workings of the Southern Baptist Convention which was held at Chatttanooga Church went into conference

1st Door of church opened. Received by letter Brother Eber Jackston & wife of Mat Calvary church

2nd Minutes of last conference red & adopted

3. Brother J.T. Thackston was present and not being satisfied with the action of this church in regard to granting him a letter was permitted to make same statement after which he was granted a letter in full fellowship.

4. It was decided to meet on to morrow morning at 10 A.M. to organize A Sunday school. No other business conference adjurned. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod J.B. Alexander C.C. protim

Sunday May 17 1896

Chairman of the finance com., on Benches [oiled?] made following report oil chairs & Lamps & fixtures paid for with $1.65 on hand 15cts of this paid for paine of glass other $1.50 to Brother T.M. Meadows

July 18 1896 Church meet in conference 1. Door of church meet opened

2nd The treasure reported $1.25 on hand which was ordered to be used for currient exspenses

3. The financial committee was instructed to see those that had paided nothing to pastors salary for last year. 4. Brethern N.P. Genry, M.A. Lanford & J.B. Alexander was elected deligates to the Association 5. Brethern T.M. Meadows, N.P. Gentry & E.H. Lanford was elected deligates to the union meeting. 6. Brothern M.A. Lanford & D.E. Skinner was appointed to assist Brother T.M. Meadows as sexstans during the protracted meeting

7. The Tuesday before the third Sunday in Aug fixded as the time for cleaning of the church ground& Semetary Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 19 1896 Our Pastor Assisted by E.C. Watson conducted a serieas of meeting which lasted six days & nights in which a gradeal [great deal] of interest was manifested with 7 accessions to the Church 4 by letter & 3 by exsperience Those by letter [only 3] Robert Taylor, Nancie Taylor, Loula Taylor by exsperience [4] Ever L. Meadows, Mary E. Bearden, Grettie Littlefields & Charly R. Skinner.

Aug 15, 1896 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. The financial committee reported that most of those behind with pastors salary would pay soon.

Aug 16 held a short conference

Agreeded to envite the Association to meet with this Church next year.

Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 19 1896 Church met in conference

Door of church opened received by letter Sister Jainie Beardin.

Brothern J.B. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry & T.M. Meadows was appointed as a committee to look after a pastor for next year. The same conference committee to collect pastor sallary continued for this year. W.M. Kelley Mod protim F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 17 1896 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Granted a letter of dismission to Brother W.L. Skinner 2nd Brothern A. Smith[,] J.C. Skinner & T.E. Willis was appointed as a committee to secure money & have a well bourd for the church

3rd The church entered a call for a pastor which resulted in favor of Rev. B.J. Woodward provided we can raise $150.00. Brothern N.P. Gentry, H.E. Meadows, J.B. Alexander, G.W. Alexander & J.B. Trail was appointed as a committee to canvas the membership to see if we could raise that amount. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 14, 1896 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Brethern M.A. Lanford. L.E. Crow. A. Smith & H.E. Meadows was appointed to assist the financial committee in collecting the pastors salary

2nd Brothern F.M. Skinner. L.E. Crow & H.E. Meadows was appointed deligates to the union meeting with M.A. Lanford as alternate 3rd Brother B.J. Woodward declining to accept the call of this church for next year a committee consisting of A. Smith. T.E. Willis & F.M. Skinner was appointed to Look after a pastor for next year 4th Granted a letter of dismission to Sister Laler Cox. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 26 1896 Church meet in conference

The committee to look after pastor present the name of Rev. Thomas Posey after which he was unanimously call to serve this Church next year with the agreement to pay him $125.00 for his servises. Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 19 1896 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Read & adopted the two last minutes with the addition of $125.00 inserted in last minutes as offer of pastor salary 2nd Red letter from Rev. Thomas Posey of which he declines to sevie serve this Church on account of axcepting a church moore convenient for him to attend.

3rd Motion pasted that same committee be continued to look after a pastor for year 1897

4th Treasure reports on hand & paid out $104.60 to pastor.

Rev. B.J. Woodward Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 16. 1897 Church meet in conference

1st The Church entered a call for a pastor, which resulted unanimously in favor of Rev. J.R. Aiken with the agreement to pay him $125.00 for his servises.

2nd Brethern J.B. Alexander[,] H.E. Meadows & S.M. Thomas were appointed deligates to the union meting. 3rd Brethern J.B. Alexander[,] Glenn Bearden & F.M. Skinner was appointed a committee to draw up some resolutions in memory of Brother W.H. Willis, deseast.

H.E. Ma Meadows Mod Protim F.M. Skinner C.C.

Mr 20 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd The committee to draw up resolutions in memory of Brother W.H. Willis made there report after which it was adopted in full

Rev. J.R. Aiken, Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 17 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2nd Raised $1.65 to finish paying for repairs on organ. 3. Received a letter of invitation from Antioch Church for pastor & Deacons to attend the ordination of Brother W.D. Hamit to the ministry J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

In Memory of Brother W.H. Willis

Whereas it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst our Bro: W.H. Willis who was born and raised in this community, Joined this church in 1837 some time afterwards moved his membership to a Bap: church known as Mt. Pleasant which stood a few miles up south Tyger River after remaining there a few years moved back to this church He served this church as Clerk & Deacon for many years. a few years prior to his death by his request as an officer He lived a consistant member He gave liberal of his means. He loved his Church he proved it by his attintiveness we might say that his seat was never vacant only on account of sickness He lived ? his four score years during the last two years of his life he suffered a great deal but bore it with Christian resignation { J.B. Alexander

Committee { Glenn Bearden

{ F.M. Skinner

May 15 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd Brothern H.A. Meadows & J.E. Thomas was elected deligates to the Sunday school convention J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 19 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Read & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd sister Lillie Lanford was unanimously elected organness. 3. Agreed to protract our meeting from the 3 Sunday in Sept.

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 17 1897 Church met in conference

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last Conference 2nd Received by letter Brother J.C. Foster & wife Lillie J. Foster 3rd Brothern N.P. Gentry[,] H.A. Meadows & J.E. Thomas was elected deligates to the Association Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 14, 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Received by letter Sister Mamie Meadows. 2. Brothern F.M. Skinner[,] E.H. Lanford & H.A. Meadows was elected deligates to the union meeting. 3. Aug 18 fixt as the time to meet and Clean off the Semetary. 4. Agreed to make a pastorial call for next year at our regular conference

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 18 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Brother T.E. Willis acknowledge to violation the sabbath and was forgiven for the same.

2. The call for a pastor resulted unanimously in favor of Rev. J.R. Aiken, with the agreement to pay him $135.00 3rd A committee consisting of two Deacons & Brethern J.C. Skinner & T.M. Meadows was appointed to perposion [proportion] the amount bet[w]een each membor and submit the amount to each membor for confermation Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 16/97 Church met in conference after serverses by our pastor

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd Brothern L.E. Crow[,] M.A. Lanford & H.A. Meadows was elected delegates to the union meeting 3. Brothern N.P. Gentry & T.M. Meadows was appointed to collect balance we owe Rev. B.J. Woodward for his servises in 1896 amount $13.30 4. Received by exsperience Brothern Donald Alexander[,] George Thomas & Wilie Snow. The above canidates were baptised Oct 22 / 97

Oct 28 Granted letters of dismisison to Sisters Lizzie & Elizer Lanford

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 20 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2nd Granted letters of dismission to BrethernJ.H. Kelley[,] J.A. Skinner & S.R. Skinner & Sister Alma Crisp 3. Received by exsperience Sister Lilian Taylor. Nov 21 A collection was taken and the amount still due Rev. B.J. Woodward was secured. The above canidate was baptised to day Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 18 1897 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Door of church opened. 2nd Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 3rd Granted letter of dismission to Brother Wm A. Thomas Also a certificate of Baptism to Sister Ma A. Jackson.

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 15 1898 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Door of the church opened. 2nd Brothern F.M. Skinner[,] J.B. Alexander & H.A. Meadows was elected as deligates to the Union meeting. 3rd Approved the plan suggested by the Union Meeting in grooping church for pastorial work. 4th Adopted the card plan for giving.

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Febu Feb. 19 1998 Church in conference by our pastor

1st Door of church opened 2nd Received by letter sister Kasa Lanford

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 18 1898 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Door of church opened 2nd A motion had for the fin[an]ce committee to meet tomorrow for the perpus of arainging for the pament of the ballance due our pastor for last year.

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 15 1898 Church met in conference

1. Brethern F.M. Stribling[,] H.A. Meadows & M.C. Lanford was elected deligates to the county Sunday school convention Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 18 1898 Church met nf in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Red & adopted the minutes of the 2 last conferences. 2. The case of fornication against Sister Fannie Wofford was brought before the church. after voluntary acknowlagement on her part, she asked that her name be surspended untill she could prove her self worthy of membership

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 16 1898 Church conference.

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference 2. N.P. Gentry[,] F.L. Floyd & D.E. Skinner was elected deligates to the Union meeting with Glenn Bearden & James Walden M alternates

3. N.P. Gentry[,] M.A. Lanford & F.M. Skinner was elected deligates to the Association with J.B. Alexander & D.E. Skinner alternates 4. Wednesday & Thursday after the 4 Sundey in this months fixt as the day to meet and [clear] off the church ground & Cemetery

Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 17 1898 Church met in conference

1. Door of the church opened 2. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference

3. The following committee was appointed for the perpus of salissing [soliciting] help to enclose the Cemetery with wire. N.P. Gentry[,] Mat Stribling[,] F.M. Skinner[,] H.A. Meadows & George Littlef Chumber 4. Owen the resignation of the pres clerk it was agreed to elect a new clerk

Rev. J.L. Smith, mod protim

Oct 15, 1898 Church met in conference

1st Door of church opened 2. Brothern N.P. Gentry[,] A. Smith & F.M. Stribling was appointed deligates to the Union Meeting. 3rd Church entered a call for pastor next year, Which resulted unanimously in favor of Rev. J.R. Aiken. Rev. C.P. Ervin Mod protim F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov. 19 1898 Church conference

1st Door of the church opened 2. Received by letter sister Blanch Meadows

3. The committee appointed over the work of enclosing the cemetery was enstructed to do the work as they thought best with the means at hand. Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 17 1898 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st The church being asked to give $5.00 for emprovement for Furman Universaty, it was agreed to take a special collection for that perpus in Feb 1899. 2. Whereas Whitney Church ask this church to release Brother Aiken from his promise here for the perpus of takin charge of that church, it was agreed to submit the following resolutions. Inasmuch as Whitney church has calded our pastor J.R. Aiken to serve them for the next year and ask us to release him from his promise to serve us, that he may give them the 3 Sunday and inasmuch as Brother Aiken feels that it is his duty to serve Whitney in ? , we release him whitout [with our?] sinsere and with continued love and esteem on our part for him; be it resolved that we releave Bro: Aiken from his promise, and assure him of our continued love and esteem. It is further agree that if the above resolutions pas, that we enter a call for pastor at once. Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 18 1898 Church caled in conference The resolution pending the release o Bro. Aiken from the pastorialship of this church was past, after which which(sic.) the church entered a call for a pastor, which resulted in favor of Rev. J.S.M. Finch. Rev. J.R. Aiken Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 15, 1899 church conference appointed Brothern N.P. Gentry[,] H.A. Meadows & D.E. Skinner deligates to the union meting. Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Feb 18 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Agreed to pay our pastor at $100.00 for this year. 2. granted letter of dismission to sister Vannie Wilder. Sister Lillie Lanford, Anamaud[?]Turner & Blanche Meadows was appointed as a committee to finish rasing the amount of $5.00 for the university. Rev. Finch Mod

Mar 18 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. No business conference adjurned

Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 16, 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

Brethern J.S.M. Finch[,] F.M. Skinner[,] H.A. Meadows & Mace Lanford was elected deligates to the Sundey School convinsion Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 19 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

Red & adopted the minutes of last conference No business conference adjurned

Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 17 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

Red & adopted the minutes of last conference No business conference adjurned

Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 15, 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2nd Brothern J.E. Thomas[,] H.A. Meadows & F.M. Skinner was elected deligates to the Union meeting 3rd Brothern J.S.M. Finch[,] N.P. Gentry & L.E. Crow was elected deligates to the Association 4th Agreed to protract our meting fromthe fourth sundey in this month. 5. Agreeded to meet and clean off the church ground & cemetery next Friday the 20. Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 19 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Door of church opened received by letter Brother Perry Pool

Dismissed by letter Brother R.W. Willis Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 18 1899 church met in conference after servises by our pastor. 1st the committee appointed to raise $5.00 for the Allumnia Hall at Furman universary reported the amount raised No other business conference adjurned Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 14 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st Brother J.B. Alexander offered his resagnation as treasur, which was accepted, and Bro. H.A. Meadows elected to the same. 2nd Brethern L.E. Crow. H.A. Meadows & E.H. Lanford elected deligates to the Union Meeting 3rd Agreeded to met Tuesday week to finish getting post for inclosing the cemetery. 4th Brethern H.A. Meadows[,] N.P. Gentry & F.M. Skinner was appointed as a committee to confer with a pastor for next year 5. Agreeded to have a call conference next saturdey eavining for the perpus of caling caling a pastor

Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 21 1899 Church met in conference

1st Entered an election for pastor, which resulted in favor of Rev. T.H. Posey, with the agreement to pay him $100.00 for his servises. 2nd The committee to look after a pastor continuered for 12[?] months. 3. The following committee was appointed to salisit the amount each member was willing to pay for pastors salary L.E. Crow[,] H.A. Meadows[,] M.A. Lanford[,] S.M. Thomas & William Chumbler M.A. Lanford Mod protim F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 18 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st The committee to enclose the cemetary was entructed to do the work as they thought best

2nd Brothern N.P. Gentry[,] T.M. Meadows & S.M. Thomas was appointed as a committee to to(sic.) secure funds and buy glass to replace some broken ones in the church.

Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 18 1899 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st The committee to replace the Broken glass in the [church] reported the work done.

Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 19 1900 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Mo on motion it was desided that we decide tomorrow wether we envite the next Union to meet with us.

Jan. 20 In call conference the church agreeded to invite the Union to meet with us

Rev. T.H. Posey Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Mar 17 1900 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st Brethern N.P. Gentry[,] T.E. Willis & L.E. Crow was apppointed as a committee of hospitality for the Union meting 2nd Brethern M.A. Lanford[,] A. Smith & J.L.A. Wilder was appointed deligates to the Union meeting 3. Granted letters of dismission to Bro: E.H. Lanford & Sister Fannie Allen. 4. The treasure was instructed to purchas one dozen song books for this church

Rev. J.S.M. Finch Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 7 1900 Church met in conference for the perpus of considering some church charges aganist our pastor T.H. Posey After some discusion it was thought wise to accept his reg resignation as pastor of our church. It was ordered that coppy of his letter of resignation be keep in the hands of the clerk. Brethern H.A. Meadows[,] M.A. Lanford & F.M. Skinner was appointed as a committee to notify Brother Posey of the action of the church H.A. Meadows Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 20 1900 Church met in conference to consider a call for a pastor to fill the unexspired term of Brother T.H. Posey w[h]ich resulted in the call of Rev. J.H. Crosby A committee of three M.A. Lanford[,] H.A. Meadows & F.M. Skinner was appointed to draw up some resolutions in memory of Brother W.M. Kelley deceasted J.B. Alexander Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 14 [1900] Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1st the committee appointed to draw up resolutions in memory of Brother W.M. Kelley made theire report, which was approved.

2. The following Brethern was elected deligates to the association, Rev. J.H. Crosby Pastor[,] N.P. Gentry. M.A. Lanford & F.M. Skinner J.W. Alexander alternate

3. Brethern J.W. Alexander[,] H.A. Meadows & M.A. Lanford was appointed deligates to the Sunday School convinsion.

4. Received by letter from Antioch Church Brother W.S. Hannah & Wife E.A. Hannah.

5. Thursday before the second Sunday in Aug. fixted as the time to clean off the Church ground & cemetery. 6. Agreeded to begin the protracted meeting Thursday night before the fifth Sunday in this month Rev. J.H. Crosby Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 16. [1900] Church met in conference Our pastor having resined the pastorship of this church, it was agreeded that Rev. Hamit be atherized to administer the ordinance of Baptisms to two awaiting canid[at]es. 2. it was agreeded to call a conference the fifth Sunday in this month to considder the call for a pastor. 3. Brethern N.P. Gentry[,] Eddy Thomas & C.G. Skinner was elected deligates to the Union meting. Rev. Hammit Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 30, 1900 Church meet in conference for the perpus of considering the call of pastor for next year. After nominations Rev. L.C. Ezell was unanimously caled to supply this Church next year, with the agreement to give him $125.00 for his servises 2. Brother F.M. Skinner[,] J.W. Alexander & Perry Pool to notify Brother Ezell of the call 3. On motion it was agreed that we make no special call for the remainder of this year, but raise all the money for pastors we could, and apply it to the salary of some of our formor pastors J.B. Alexander Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 1900 Received by exsperience Brother E.M. Snow & Sister Jessie Jackson.

Oct 20 1900 Church in conference after servises by Rev. Bernard Hill

1. The committee appointed to notify Brother Ezell of the call reported that he would accept the call.

2. Granted letter of dismission to Siater Maggie Meadows

Rev. Bernard Hill Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 18 1900 Church met in conference after servises by Rev. Bernard Hill

1. The committee to notify Rev. L.C. Ezell of the call reported that he had accepted the call, after which they was enstructed to see him, and get a difinate answer and be able to report next Sunday Saturday 2. Agreeded to make a special effort to raise $5.00 for State Missions to morrow

Rev. Bernard Hill Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 15, 1900 Church met in conference after servises Rev. Bernard Hill

2.(sic.) The committee appointed to notify Rev. L.C. Ezell of the call of this church, reported that he would preach for us next year. 2. The following Brethern was elected deligates to the Union meting F.M. Skinner[,] J.W. Alexander & H.A. Meadows. Alternates D.E. Skinner & M.A. Lanford. Rev. Bernard Hill Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 19 1901 Church met in conference by after servises by our pastor Rev. L.C. Ezell

1. The mater of church disciplin regar[d]ing absen[t] members was discussed after which it was agreeded that the rules of the church be read to morrow.

2. A card from Rev. J.L. Ouzets in regard to placing a memorial window in the Alumni Hal of Furman Universty in honor of Rev. John G. Landrum which is to be considered at our next conference Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Feb 16 1901 Church Met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. The rules of the church was read, after which it was agreeded that the articals of Faith with the rules be coppied in the record Book. 2. A motion to make letters of dis. good for only three months was past after which they will become nul and void

3. The following committee F.M. Skinner[,] J.B. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry[,] H.A. Meadows[,] L.M. Alexander[,] Wm Chumbley[,] Benjamin Trail[,] J.L. Willis[,]Mrs. Betsy Kelly[,] Mrs. Malisa Thomas & Mrs. Mat Stribbling was appointed to me[e]t and review [or revise?] the church rule and report such members as had not moved off, and was not in regular communication with the Church Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Mar: 15 1901 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Brethern F.M. Skinner[,] J.W. Alexander& H.A. Meadows was elected deligates to the Union Meting with D.E. Skinner & M.A. Lanford alternates.

2. Resolved to oberve the Lord’s supper at our next meting.

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 18 1901 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Received by letter from Switzer Church Sister S.C. Lanford

2. The committee appointed to revise the church roll was asked to meet at 2 oclock on our next conference day to complete there work. Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 15 1901 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. The committee to revise the Church roll failing to, it was agreeded to meet at half past two oclock on next meeting day

2. Brether [unfinished]

June 15, 1901 Chruch met in conference after servises by pastor

1. The committee to revise the church roll failing to meet, it was agreeded to meet at half pass one oclock on next conference day.

2. Brethern N.J. Gentry& F.M. Skinner was elected deligates to the Sunday School convinsion

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 20 1901 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor

Received by letter from Friendship church Brother B.K. Oshields

2. The 7 day of Aug fixt as the day to meet and clean off the church ground & Cemetery

3. Brethern H.A. Meadows. N.P. Gentry & L.E. Crow was elected deligates to the Association, with M.A. Lanford[,] F.M. Skinner & B.K. Oshields alternates.

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 17 1901 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1st The committee to revise the church role made a parshal report in which Brethern J.L. Taylor[,] William Tralinger & J.B. Wilbanks was charged with non attendance and failure to contribute to Church exspences. after some discussion Brethern Tralinger & Wilbanks was droped from the church role. Brethern J.B. Alexander & F.M. Skinner was appointed to see Brother Taylor in regards to the charges against him 2. The Treasure made his report for Association year.

3. Agreed to begin our protracted meeting Tuesday before our next regular meeting.

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Sept 10 1901 Our protracted meting began and closed Sunday night Sept 15, in which our pastor was assisted by Rev. James Gallispie We enjoyed a very pleasant and profitable meting, the conclusion of which Brother Henry Crow was received for baptism

2. Bros. N.P. Gentry & H.A. Meadows was elected deligates to the union meting

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 19 1902(sic.) Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. The committee appointed to see Brother Taylor reported sat as making Sattisfactional statement after which he was granted a letter of dismission

2. The church entered a call for pastor which resulted unanimously in favor of Rev. L.C. Ezell

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 16 1902(sic.) Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Door of church opened 2. T.M. Meadows[,] J.C. Skinner & M. Stribling was appointed as a committee to superantin the cutting of some trees and other rubbish around the old cemetery.

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 15 [1901] Brethen J.W. Alexander[,] F.M. Skinner & H.A. Meadows was appointed deligates to the union meting F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 18 1902 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. The following committee was appointed to secure money & buy some new song books. M.A. Lanford[,] F.M. Skinner[,] H.A. Meadows[,] J.B. Alexander & T.E. Willis.

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 19 1902 Church meet in conference. Brethern J.C. Skinner[,] A. McAbee & John Wood was appointed as A committee to do some repairs to the well.

2. Agreeded to celebrate the Lord’s Supper to morrow Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 20. The Members meet in a call meting, and the amount necsary to pay our pastor for last year was raised. F.M. SkinnerC.C.

May 17 1902 Church met in conference after servises by pastor

The committee appointed to fix the well reported the work was done. The money was raised to pay for the same. Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 14 1902 Church met in conference

1. Brethern J.B. Alexander & H.A. Meadows was elected deligates to S.S. convension with N.P. Gentry & B.K. Oshields Alternates

2. Agreeded the the(sic.) collection tomorrow be taken in interest of the S.S.convension

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 19 1902 Church met in conference

1. Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. 2. Brethern N.P. Gentry[,] F.M. Skinner[,] J.B. Alexander was elected deligates to the Association with H.A. Meadows[,] M.A. Lanford[,] D.E. Skinner & B.K. Oshields alternates 3. The 5 day of Aug fixt as the day to clean off the semitary & church ground Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 20 1902 began our protracted meting which lasted six day & nights Our pastor was assisted by Rev. E.C. Watson The results was a pleasant and profitable metin with 5 addisions

By letter V.M. Snow. By exsperience True V. Snow[,] Sumner A. Snow[,] Harley Wofford & Trimmier Chumley

Aug 17 1902 church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

no business conference adjurned Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 18 1902 The above new members was Baptisex to day by Rev. L.C. Ezell

Sept 20 1902 The Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

Being no business conference adjurned Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 18 1902 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Minutes of last conference read & approved 2. Collection of one dollar was made for the John G. Landrum memorial fund. 3. Being the time in curse the church intered a call for a pastor for next year, which resulted unanimously in favor of Rev. L.C. Ezell our present pastor.

The following committee was appointed to notify Brother Ezell. F.M. Skinner[,] V.M. Snow & T.M. Meadows J.B. Alexander Mod protim F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 15 1902 Church met in conference after servises by pastor

1. After a few words of earnest admonition Rev. L.C. Ezell accepted the call of this church for next year. 2. M.A. Lanford[,] F.M. Skinner[,] John Wood was elected deligates to the union meting

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 20. 1902 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

Brotherrn V.M. Snow[,] M.L.A. Lanford with the Deacons was appointed as a committee to advise plans to lay off the cemetery in squirs Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 17 1903 Church met in conference

1. Tuesday week fixted as the day to meet and complete the work of laying off the cemetary in squirs

2. Brethern S.M. Thomas[,] M.A. Lanford[,] John Wood & H.A. Meadows was appointed to assist the deacons a finance committee agreed that a special effort be made to raise our pastors salary by next conference Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Feb 14 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. The work of laying off the cemetary in squirs, not being completed, it was agreed to meet next Tuesday to finish that work 2. The deacons with M.A. Lanford[,] A. Smith[,] H.A. Meadows & T.E. Willis was appointed as a committee of disciplin. 3. The Finance committee was given untill next conference to collect pastor’s salary Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Mar 14 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. The committee for cemetery reported the work don 2. Brother J.B. Alexander was appointed superantended if the cemetery 3. Brothern J.L. Willis[,] S.M. Thomas & N.P. Gentry was elected deligates to the union meting 4. Granted letters of dismission to Brother J.L.A. Wilder & wife Nannie Wilder[,] Brother J. George Wilder & Sister Elizabeth Thomas

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

April 18 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

Red & adopted the minutes of last conference. Received by letter from Antioch Church Brother Charley Goodwin Rev. W.D. Hammett Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

May 16 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. The letter from sister Lane Chesney requesting her membership to remaine in this church was received as sattisfactory. 2. Agreed the the(sic.) collections be recorded in the minutes.

3. Agreed that a sexton be appointed for our Church. 4. Brethern J.B. Alexander[,] F.M. Stribling & F.M. Skinner was elected deligates to the Sunday school convension 5. Agreed that we selebrate the Lord supper in June.

May 17 collection for State Missions $13.40 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

June 20 1903 Church meet in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Received by letter Brother J.W. Davis & wife F.A. Davis. 2. Brother B.F. Stribling was elected church sexton for this year

Brother Ezell reported a very succesful meting at the Sunday school convension.

June 21 Collection $2.50 for the orphange Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

July 18. 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Brethern J.B. Alexander[,] N.P. Gentry & Charley Goodwin was elected deligates to the Association, with F.M. Skinner[,] B.F. Stribling[,] J.W. Alexander[,] L.E. Crow & H. A. Meadows, Alternates 2. Tuesday before the 3 Sunday in Aug fixt as the day to clean off the cemetary & church ground. 3. Brethern T.M. Meadows[,] N.P. Gentry & V.M. Snow was appointed as a committee to envestigate the enlargement of our Church ground.

July 19 1903 Collection $2.88 cts for Home Mission. Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 16 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. Agreeded to begin a protracted meting Saturday before the forth Sunday in this month

Brethern F.M. Skinner[,] H.A. Meadows & Henry Crow was elected deligates to the union meting

collection for Ministerial education $1.43 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Aug 22 1903 Our pastor assisted by Rev. George Ezell Began a protracted meetting, which lasted seven days, in which the Church was very much revived with nine addisions by Baptism as follows

Miss Mattie Huckeby

“ Dollie Chumley

Mr Posey H. Gentry

Miss Aleen Alexander

Mr Sammie T. Skinner

 

Miss Mary Wood

“ Hassie Huckeby

“ Emmie Huckeby

“ Alice Huckeby

 

Sept 19 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. Received by exsperience Brother Broadus D. Alexander

2. The committee to secure more church land reported the land could be bought for $15.00 from Brother J.B. Alexander. The offer was accepted and the same committee continued to secure the money to pay for the same.

Sept 20 the collection for Ministerial education $2.00 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Oct 18. 1903 Church met in conference

1. Granted letters of dismission to Sister Elizabeth Wilder. 2. The committee to secure money to pay for land was given more time 3. The Church entered a call for a pastor for next year, which resulted unanimously in favor of Rev. L.C. Ezell.

Collection for For. M $3.10 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Nov 14 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor.

1. The committee to secure money to pay for land reported the amount raised 2. The Teasur made a report. 3. Brethern J.B. Alexander & B.F. Stribling was elected deligates to the union meting

4. Rev. L.C. Ezell accepted the call of this church with some admonision for Grater efforts in the lords cause

collections for Home Mis $3.45 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Dec 19 1903 Church met in conference after servises by our pastor

1. The committee the committee(sic.) to buy and place new heters in the Church reported the work done with $5.25 s[t]ill due on the same. Brothern M.A. Lanford and J.W. Alexander was asked to solicit that amount.

2. Received by letter sister Elizabeth Thomas. Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Jan 16 1904 Church met in conference

1. Agreed to take a collection for current exspences on each conference day

2. Agreed to selebrate the Lords supper on our next meting.

3. N.P. Gentry presented a claime of sixty cents for replacing Glass, which was ordered paid

4. J.B. Alexander & B.F. Stribling was elected deligates to Union motion(sic.)

5. Next Thursday appointed to meet and cleare off and emprove the church ground.

Collection for curence exspences $2.65

“ for Home Mis $2.80 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

Feby 20 == 1904

Church conference 1st a motion to have the Roll called and Church rules red at our next meeting on Saturday was approved 2. Charges were brought against Bro J.J. Baine for nonattendence[,] failure to help Support the gospel[,] drunkness and contempt of the committee[;] also against his wife Emeline for nonattendance and failure to help Support Gospel On motion they were excluded

Bro F.M. Skinner offered his resignation as Clerk which was accepted Bro T.E. Willis was Elected as his Successsor

Colection for current exspenses 66 cts Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod F.M. Skinner C.C.

March 19 == 04

Church in conference

1st Rules read & Roll called 2nd agreed to Selebrate the Lords Supper at our meeting. —

Colection curent expences 60 ==

Aged ministers 2.49 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod T.E. Willis C.C.

April 16 == 04

No conference Pastor absent

May 14 == 1804

Church in Conference

1st Victory [”t” not crossed] Huckaby was excluded for Joining the methodist Church

15 == Rec by letter Ella Chumney Colection for state mish 6.25

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod T.E. Willis C.C.

June 18 == 04

Servises by our Pastor L.C. Ezell

Letters of dismission granted to Bro Perrie Pool & wife also Bro Henry Crow

19 == agreed to envite the Union to meet with us Friday before 5th Sunday in July also to protract our meeting following 5th Sunday Colection Orphanage 3.36

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod T.E. Willis Clerk

July 16 == 04

Servises by Past

1st Clerk Ortherized to purchase a new church book 2. Committee consisting of The deacons to have well repared 3. Thursday July 21 to clean off Semetery & church ground N.P. Gentry[,] J.B. Alexander and J.C. Skinner to advise as to said works 4. Delgates to Union J.B. Alexander[,] J.C. Foster 5. Delegates to association T.E. Willis[,] N.P. Gentry[,] F.M. Skinner Alternates Ma [M.A.] Lanford[,] J.B. Alexander & J.C. Foster Colection Home Mish 3.06

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod T.E. Willis Clerk

Aug 20 == 04

Servises by Rev. B.L. Wofford

1st F.M. Skinner brought claim for 2.00 repairs on well it was ordered paid Also reported bal of 1.25 on hand from grave yard fund which was Ordered returned to Treas.

2. Letter of dismission Granted to Bro J.E. Thomas & wife. 3. Bal due m.a. Lanford on Stoves Ordered settled by Treas F.M. Skinner[,] T.E. Willis & T.M. Meadows to prepare resolutions in regard to death of Bro J.M. Stribling Colection ministerial Education 1.83

Rev B.L. Wofford Mod protim T.E. Willis Clerk

Sept 17 == 04

Servises by Rev L.C. Ezell

1st Bro Hilory L. Thackston restored to fellowship & also granted letter of dismission on request of Bro Lawson that he has lost the letter granted by this church in April 1896 Colection aged minister 1.91 Committee on resalutions in regaurd to the Death of Bro Stribling ask for more time

Colection aged ministers 1.91 Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod T.E. Willis Clerk

Oct. 15 == 04

Servis By Pastor

1st resolutions in respect to Bro J.M. Stribling red read & adopted

2. New Church Book was perchased at 1.60

3. it was agreed to try to raise the 12.50 asked by Furman by subscription

Delegates to Union meeting Chas. Goodman[,] N.P. Gentry = Church Entered a call for another year which resulted unanimousely in favor of Bro L.C. Ezell Colection curent Exspence 85

Forgen mis. 4.32

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod T.E. Willis Clerk

Nov 19 == 04

Servises by Pastor

1st agreed to selebrate the Lords supper at Our next meeting Also to publish in county papers for all members to be present at our next

2. all money wi[th] the treas for curent exspences be paid to B.F. Stribling our sexton.

Colection Curent exspen .60 State mish & aged ministers 3.77 to be divided equal

Rev. L.C. Ezell Mod T.E. Willis Clerk

Dec 17 == 04

No conference

Sunday 18 == Preaching by Pastor Colection Orphanage 1.47 T.E. Willis Clerk

This Closes the year 1904

We will comence the record in New Book

[Following are the earlier Male & Females Membership Rolls which begin on page 2, just after the church rules in the church record book.

A roll of Black Members follows the earlier Male & Female rolls of white members. There were 86 names of the roll of Black Members.

The later Male & Female rolls are recorded on the last pages of the record book, just after the last minutes above, and are printed here after the Black Member roll.]

[Below are the earlier Male & Female membership roll recorded in the First Record Book beginning on the page following the church rules]

[Male Members]

John Thornton deacon 1. dismissed

John Brewton deacon 2. died July the 8th 1852

James Mason deacon 3. died January 18th 1843

Richard Willis 4. died December 25, 1837

James Corder 5. dismissed

Ford Mason 6. dismissed

Elias Rogers preacher 7. dismissed

William Mason deacon 8. Died Sept the 14 1848 Oct [A different opinion??]

John Robuck 9. dismissed

Willis Robuck 10. dismissed

William Scott 11. dismissed

Nimrod Scott 12. dismissed

Jesse Hindman 13. Excluded

Deacon Azariah Vise 14. excluded; Restorde; Dide June the 10 1854

Joel G. Brewton 15. dismissed

Richard Gentry 16. excluded

Absalom Wright 17. excluded

Thomas Niton 18. excluded; R. Dismiessed

Price Skinner 19. dismissed

James Mason, Junr 20. Died April 6th [year faded or erased]

Charles Mason 21. dismissed

Jeremiah Robuck 22. excluded

Willis Otts 23. dismissed

Tolliver Scott deacon 24. Dead

Nathaniel Gentry 25. excluded

James Scott 26. excluded

Henry White 27. dismissed

James Calvert 28. dismissed

Theophilus Moore 29. dismissed

Peter Bragg 30. dismissed

William Corder 31. dismissed

Allen Stone [by] L. 32. dismissed

James Thornton B. 33. dismissed

Jesse Ragans L. 34. excluded

John Vise B. 35. dismissed

William West B. 36. excluded

Washington Chumley B. 37. excluded

Mansil King B. 38. excluded

David Patton B. 39. dismissed

Thomas Hatchett B. 40. Deacon Died

Isaiah Kelly B. 41. dismisst

Wiley A. Dean B. 42. excluded

Joseph Floyd B. 43. excluded

Tommy Thomas B. 44. excluded

Newton W. Patton B. 45. dismissed

David Floyd B. 46. dismissed

John Floyd B. 47. dismissed

Jasper[?] S. Mason B. 48. dismissed

Parker Salmon B. 49. excluded

Laban Moore B. 50. dismissed

Leslie Gray B. 51. dismissed

John Hatchett B. 52. dismissed

Lowry Lanford B. 53. dismissed

James Bragg B. 54. excluded

Meredy Vise B. 55. dimissed

James A. Strange B. 56. excluded

Jorial Barnett B. 57. Died March 15 1854

William Pearson B. 58. dismissed

William Gennings R[?]. 59. dismissed

Robert Miller B. 60. dismissed

Zachariah Salmon B. 61. dismissed

Madison Landham B. 62. dismissed

Ira Waldrop B. 63. dismissed

John Scott B. 64. dismissed

William Scott B. 65. dismissed

Joseph Johnson B. 66. dismissed

Thomas Woodruff B. 67. dismissed

James G. Johnson B. 68 dismissed

Bartholomew G. Johnson B. 69. dismissed

John Waddel L. 70. dismissed

Samuel Jones L. 71. Dide July 5 1854

Elisha Waddel B. 72. dismissed

Patrick Hoy deacon 73. dismissed

Drury Patton[?] B. 74. dismissed

Jonathan Crow L. 75. died Nov 29th 1845

Samuel Crow L. 76.

William Pearson L. 77. dismissed

Zachariah Leatherwood L. 78. excluded

Samuel Floyd L. 79. Dide August 8 1857

George Crossly L. 80. dismissed

William Wofford L. 81. dismissed

Edward Willis B. 82. Dide September 29th 1848

Josiah Hatchett B. 83. dismissed

Spencer Crow B. 84. dismissed

Thornton McDaniel B. 85. died March 28 --1841

John E. Dorrel B. 86. dismissed

William Littlefield B. 87. excluded

Robert Rogers L. 88. excluded

Spencer Scott B. Deacon 89. dismissed

Ralph Wright B. 90. excluded

Thomas Edward B. 91. excluded

Alexander Thomas B. 92. dismissed

James Bennett B. 93. D. Dismissed

William Scott B. 94. Died

Absalom Scott B. 95. dismissed

John Pearson B. 96. Died August 12th 1866

Josiah Kelly B. 97. dismissed

Jesse Reynolds B. 98. dismissed

Harvey Ward B. 99. dismissed

John S. Rogers B. 100. dismissed

William Willis B. 101. dismissed; Recd by letter [Came back?]

Enoch Floyd B. 102. excluded

Thomas Niton R.[?] 103. excluded

Thomas Wright B. 104. dismissed

Milos Scott B. 105. Dist

James C. Wood B. 106. Dismissed

Eli Fowler B. 107. excluded

Newton Ward B. 108. Dismissed

Simpson Drummond L. 109. Dismissed

Benjamin Robuck R.[?] 110. dismissed [Are these really B.? Looks like R.]

John Newman B. 111. dismissed

John Thomas B. 112.

Thomas Gwin L. 113. Dead

John B. Page L. 114. Dismissed

John Lanford L. 115. Died

Parker Salman R.[?] 116. Dismissed

Bratton Thomas B. 117. Died the 11th of January 1852

David B. King B. 131. Died [Number out of sequence]

Cornelias Costor B. 118. Dismissed

Ephraim Calvert B. 119. Dist

David A. Moore B. 120. Excluded

Washington Lanford B. 121. Dismissed

Silas M. Castlebeary B. Clerk 122. Died Oct the 11th 1855

Hosy[?] P. Gwinn B. 123. dismissed

Richard S. Willis B. 124. dismissed

John C. Willis B. 125. dismissed

David W. Pearson B. 126. Dead

Edward H. Willis B. 127. Dismissed

Posey Mason B. 128. dide January the 20th 1852

David Crow R.[?] 129. Dead

Robert Rogers R.[?] 130. dismissed

Alexander Alexander B. Clerk 132. Dismissed [See 131. above]

Wilson Alexander B. 133. Excluded

Thomas Jones[?] B 134. Dist [or Died?]

Jeramiah C. Lanford B. 135. [Handwriting changes here]

B.G. Johnson L. 136. died

Wm. Hatchett L. 137. Dead[?]

Thomas Niton L. 138. Died

P____ _____ B. 139. Dead

Isaic[?] Crow B. 140. Dismissed

Eli Fowller Restored 141. Dismissed

John Brise[?] B. 142. Dismissed

Enoch Stone B. 143. Dist.

Johnathan Crow B. 144. Dead

William Skeaner[?] B. 145. Died December [blank] 1867

William Wilder B. 146.

Spencer B. Crow B. 147. Dist.

Mitchell Thomas B. 148. Dismissed

Wm [blank] Johnson B. 149. Excluded

Alexander Thomas B. 150. Dist

Joseph Benett B. 151. Dismissed

Franklin Pettit B. 152. Dismissed

Wm Crow B. 153.

James Crow B. 154. Dist

E.F.[?] Davis B. Deacon 155. Excluded

David Akin B. 156. Dismissed

Tommy Thomas B. 157. Dist.

[Female Members on earlier roll]

Elizabeth Thornton 1. Dismissed

Nancy Brewton 2. died April 26 --1838

Susannah Mason 3. died: Novr 23 1846

Catherine Brewton 4. died March 1st 1833

Drusilla Willis 5. dead

Milley Shurley 6. dead

Mary Robuck 7. dismissed

Esther Floyd 8. died the 8th February 1851

Ellinor White 9. died July 1829

Sarah Barnett 10. dismissed

Mary Gentry 11. excluded

Elizabeth Barnett 12. dismissed

Ann Johnson 13. dismissed

Casander Gentry 14. excluded

Drusilla Barnett 15. dismissed

Mary Scott 16. died May 19th 1839

Jane Thornton 17. dismissed

Patsy Mason 18. Died April 8, 1885

Catherine Willis 19. dismissed

Ann Corder 20. dismissed

Cyntha Hembree 21. dismissed

Jincy Mason 22. dismissed

Elizabeth Mason Scott 23. dismissed

Frances Posey 24. dismissed

Milley Floyd 25.

Elizabeth Fowler 26. excluded

Margaret Floyd 27. Dismissed dead

Manerva Wright 28. dismissed dead

Mary Reynolds 29. dismissed

Sarah McDaniel 30. excluded

Louisa Leatherwood 31. dismissed

Elizabeth Underwood 32. dismissed

Judithan Moore 33. died September 16th 1841

Judithan Jones 34. died July 6th 1838

Esther Ligon 35. dismissed

Moriah Chumley 36. dismissed

Nancy Reynolds 37. dismissed

Drucilla Robuck 38. dismissed

Emily Patton 39. dismissed

Lucinda Underwood 40. dismissed

Milley Dean 41. dismissed

Jane Patterson 42. dismissed

Delilah Otts 43. dismissed

Ozina Hembree 44. dismissed

Frances Corder 45. dismissed

Martha Crow 46. dismissed

Nancy Scott 47. Dead

Elizabeth Niton 48. dismissed

Jane Calvert 49. dismissed

Abigail Elder 50. dismissed

Patience Elder 51. excluded

Eleanor White 52. dismissed

Elizabeth Elder 53. dismissed

Sarah Rogers 54. dismissed

Jane Vise 55. died May 4th 1856

Rhoda Laurence 56. dismissed

Frances Smithwick 57. dismissed

Nancy Poole 58. died March 30 --1841

Cyntha Ward 59. dismissed

Nancy Tolleson 60. excluded

Mary Alexander 61. Died 1889[? dim hard to read]

Cassander Barnett 62. Dead

Sarah Bragg 63. dismissed

Sarah Stone 64. dismissed

Susanna Stone 65. dismissed

Sarah Regans B. 66. excluded

Mary Kelly L. 67. dismissed

Aelcy Marler B. 68. dismissed

Sarah Stephens B. 69. dismissed

Nancy Marler B. 70. dismissed

Mary Brewton B. 71. died August 27, 1836

Mary Brewton Waters B. 72. dismissed

Mary Otts B. 73. dismissed

Sarah Floyd B. 74. dismissed

Willey Floyd B. 75. Dismissed

Nancy Thomas B. 76. Dead

Rebeckah McDaniel B. 77. Dismissed

Mary West B. 78. dismissed

Milley Fowler B. 79. Dismissed

Rachel Hatchet B. 80. Dead

Lydia Gentry B. 81. excluded

Mary Gentry B. 82. dismissed

Cyntha Strange B. 83. dismissed

Elizabeth Mason B. 84. dismissed

Jamima Fowler B. 85. dismissed

Mary B. Dean B. 86. dismissed

Roxanna Brewton B. 87. dismissed

Rebecca Gray B. 88. dismissed

Nancy Fowler Nealy B. 89. dismissed

Mary Crossly B. 90. dismissed

Mary Gentry B. 91. Excluded

Elizabeth Landham B. 92. excluded

Catherine Niton B. 93. dismissed

Sarah Johnson B. 94. dismissed

Judy Kelley B. 95. dismissed

Margaret Floyd B. 96. dismissed

Nancy Pearson L. 97. Dead

Mahalah Floyd B. 98. Dismissed

Patsey Edwards B. 99. dismissed

Mary Vise B. 100. dismissed

Lucy Mattock Floyd B. 101. dismissed

Nancy Moore L. 102. excluded

Margaret Miller B. 103. dismissed

Sarah Hatchet B. 104. dismissed

Elizabeth King B. 105. dismissed

Susanna Morgan B. 106. dismissed

Mary Hatchet B. 107. dismissed

Hannah Benjamin B. 108. excluded

Judy Salmon B. 109. died May 7 1837

Margaret Scott B. 110. dismissed

Mary Crow B. 111. dismissed

Jane Wright B. 112. dismissed

Elizabeth Salmon R.[?] 113. dismissed

Mahalah Brewton B. 114. dismissed

Rebecca Billings B. 115. excluded

Cyntha Bryce L. 116. dismissed

Drusilla Autery L. 117. dismissed

Mary Scott B. 118. dismissed

Hannah Waddel L. 119. dismissed

Patsey Reynolds L. 120. dismissed

Catharine Gentry B. 121. Dead or dismissed

Elizabeth Johnson B. 122. dismissed

Mary Hamilton B. 123. dismissed

Jamima Waddel B. 124. dismissed

Sarah Johnson B. 125. dismissed

Elinor Dean L. 126. dismissed

Deanna Scott L. 127. dismissed

Nancy Dean L. 128. dismissed

Rebecca Crow L. 129. died Jan 4 1840

Nancy Leatherwood L. 130. dismissed

Sarah Pearson B. 131. dismissed

Sarah Floyd L. 132. dismissed

Narcissa Nesbitt B. 133. died 23 March 1839

Ann Grist B. 134. died dismissed

Elizabeth Hoy B. 135. dismissed [very dim, maybe: Again L. Dead]

Moriah Ann Wilmot B. 136. died

Nancy Lanham B. 137. dismissed

Melissa[?] Scott Floyd B. 138. Dist

Mary Crow B. 139. dismisses

Mary Littlefield B. 140. Dismissed

Elizabeth Donel[?] B. 141. dismissed

Sarah Crow B. 142. Died the 3rd Sept 1849

Elizabeth Leatherwood B. 143. dismissed

Sarah Alexander B. 144. Died the 25th March 185? [last digit faded]

Elizabeth Kelly B. 145. dismissed

Susan C. Robuck B. 146. dismissed

Mary Rogers L. 147. excluded

Elizabeth Mahan B. 148. dismissed

Margaret Ann Crow B. 149. dismissed

Mary Willis B. 150. Dismissed

Sarah Reynolds B. 151. dismissed

Frances Pearson B. 152. dismissed Dide 15 January 1856 [last digit dim]

Sarah Ward L. 153. [a notation too dim to read]

Elizabeth H. Ward[?] B. 154. dismissed

Susan Edwards B. 155. dismissed

Nancy Litttlefield B. 156. Dead

Mary Rogers B. 157. dismissed

Malinda Drummond L. 158. Dismissed

Elizabeth Fowler L. 159. dismissed

Patience Hayes L. 160. dismissed & Restorde

Elizabeth Ward B. 161.

Elizabeth Rogers B. 162. dismissed

Docia Meadows B. 163. dismissed

Catharine ? B. 164. Died 28 Oct 1881

Cassander Hindman B. 165. dismissed

Nancy Wood B. 166. dismissed

Jane Bea n B. 167. dismissed

Elizabeth Ingrim B. 168. excluded

Elizabeth Barnett L. ret. 169. dismissed [ret. = returned letter?]

Frances Gwinn L. 170.

Nancy Carlisle R.[?] 171. dismissed

Frances Page L. 172. dismissed

Ruth Lanford L. 173. Dead

Jane Lanford L. 174. dismissed

Susan Morgan ret letter 175. Dead

Nancy Pearson L. 176. dismissed

Mary Ann Hatchett B. 177. dismissed

Cyntha Brice 178. dismissed

Mary Rogers R. 179. dismissed

Delila Willis B. 180. dismissed

Vianna Crow B. 181.

Volley Crow B. 182.

Martha Willis B. 183. Dide 30 July 1856

Elizabeth Scott B. 184. Dist

Rebecca Crow B. 185. Dead

Elizabeth Hatchett B. 186. Dismissed

Jane Alexander B. 187. dide December 17th 1850

Frances Scott B. 188. Dismissed

Eliza Castleberry B. 189.

Mary Grace L. 190. Dismissed

Permelia Gwin L. 191. Dismissed

Malinda Alexander L. 192. Dismissed

Salena Mason B. 193. Dismissed joined Beth 8th July [year too dim to read]

Nancy J. Alexander B. 194. Dide May the 26th 1850

Mary Jones L. 195. Died Nov 9 -1880

Naomi Scott B. 196. Dismissed

Eliza Mason B. Vise 197. dismissed Joined Bethel

Marinda Lanford B. 198.

Jane Thomas B. 199. died Sep 19th 1847

Malinda Alexander L. DisMised [Writing changed; two number omitted]

Patience Hayes L. Restorde Dismissed

Rebecca K. [or H.] Tolor L. 200. dismissed

Marinda Martha Tolor L. 201. Dismissed

Elisa Lanford B. 202. Dide May 14th 1855

B.G. Johnson L. 203. [B.G. Johnson in the male membership roll]

Elisabeth Johnson L. 204.

Thomas Niton R. 205. Dismissed [Struck names are on the male roll]

Jeramiah C. Lanford B. 206.

William Hatchet L. 207.

Francis Thomas B. 208. Died 30th Apr 1881

Mary Ann Thomas L. 209. Died

Rosannah Couch L. 210. Died

Marthy Ann Hobby B. 211. Dimis

Sinty Brise L. 212. Dide 18 July 1854 [Writing changed again]

Elvira Pearson B. 213.

Marget Brise B. 214. Dismissed

Louisa Couch [?] B. 215. Dismissed

Purchas Alexander B. 216.

Lucinda Moore B. 217. Dismissed

Sary Wilder B. 218.

Vasti Crumpton B. 219. Dead

Mary Thomas B. 220

Eliza Thomas B. 221

Elender Jones[?] L. Vise 222 Dismiss

Manilla Lanford B. 223. Dismissed

Penelope Alexander L. 224. Dist

Caralind Taylor B. 225. Dismissed

Nancy Thomas B. 226.

Susan Elizabeth Mason B. 227.

Sary Jane Arnold B. 228. Dismissed

Sar[a]h Arnold L. 229. Dead

Adiline Couch L. 230.

Elizabeth Wilder L. 231.

Black Members

Barton’s Ben 1. dead

Reynold’s Peter 2. died December 1831

Bragg’s Winney 3. dismissed

Brewton’s Lydia 4. Dead or gone

P. Brewton’s Isaac 5. excluded

Reynold’s Sarah 6. dead

Brewton’s Harry 7. Dead

Willis’s Edy 8. dead 1849

Johnson’s Lucy 9. Dead or gone

J. Bragg’s Betty 10. dismissed

McKee’s Judy 11. gone to the west

Rushe’s Silvy 12. dismissed

King’s Leah 13. excluded

Nichol’s Levina 14. Dead or gone

Reynold’s Cloe 15. dismissed

Leatherwood’s Hannah 16. dismissed

{Willis’s Philip 17. excluded

{ and Priscilla 18. excluded

J. Ott’s Moriah 19. excluded

Roger’s Dick 20. dismissed

Ligon’s Patty B. 21. dismissed

Skinner’s Betty B. 22. died the 15th of January 1852

Wm Ott’s Esther B. 23. dismissed

Skinner’s Hannah 24. dismissed

Alexander’s Simon R. 25. died Dec 7th 1838

Dean’s Rhoda B. 26. Died or gone

{P. Brewton’s Susanna B. 27. dismissed

{ Ruth B. 28.

{and Massey B. 29. dismissed

Crow’s Stephen B. 30. excluded Restorde

R. Ott’s Jerry B. 31. excluded Restorde

Castleberry’s George B. 32. Dead

Alexander’s Jane B. 33. Dead

Johnson’s Caroline B. 34. dismissed

Landham’s George B. 35. dismissed

Hamilton’s Lucy B. 36. dismissed

Leatherwood’s Obednego B.37. dead excluded

Hamilton’s Joe B. 38. excluded

Wright’s Nelson B. 39. dismissed

Ott’s Jupiter B. 40. excluded

Crow’s Patsy B. 41. excluded

White ’s Phebe B. 42. Dead or gone

{Crook’s Rachel B. 43. Dead or gone

{ Esther B. 44. dismissed

{and Allen B. 45. Dist

Miller’s Moses B. 46. dismissed

P. Brewton’s Reuben B. 47. dismissed

& Betty B. 48. Dist

Hill’s Moses B. 49. Dist

R. Roger’s Dick B. 50. Dist

Young’s Gloucester B. 51. Dead or gone

Mason’s Cyntha B. 52. dead

& Eliza B. 53. excluded

Jonas Brewton’s Bob B. 54. dismissed

and Nancy B. 55. dismissed

Nesbett’s Harriet B. 56. Excluded

Z. Posey’s Tom B. 57. excluded

Dean’s Cassander B. 58. dismissed

Crook’s Lucy B. 59. dismissed

E. Roger’s Polly B. 60. died April 1847

Ott’s Livina B. 61. dismissed

Ott’s Judy B. 62. dismissed

N. Gentry’s Moriah B. 63. excluded

R. Alexander’s Simpson B. 64. dismissed

and Leah B. 65. Dist

G. Herald’s Lucy B. 66. Dead or gone

A. Cates’s Dicy B. 67. Dead

Jorial Barnet’s Esther L. 68. Dead

Wiatt free 69. Excluded

A. Alexander’s Mary B. 70. Dismissed

J. Alexander’s Alsy B. 71. Excluded

R. Alexander’s Jerry B. 72. Dist

B. Wofford’s Lucinda B. 73. Excluded

B. Fowler’s Emily B. 74.

R. Alexander’s Mary B. 75.

R. Alexander’s Salena B. 76. Dist

William Skinner’s Letty B. 77. Excluded

J.M. Lanham’s Carline B. 78. Excluded

Dr. King’s Tom Restord 79. Dismissed

Wm Skinner’s Kinzey B. 80. Dismissed 1866

John Gentry’s Ellaner restored 81. Dismissed

Harrit Hill’s Mary B. 82. Excluded

N. Nesbitt’s Nimrod B. 83. Excluded Restored and Dist

and Eliza B. 84. Dist

Dr. King’s Thom B. 85. Dismissed

Rebeca Hobby’s Gerry B. 86. Dist

[First page of the later membership roll, on the last pages of the record book.

Males are all listed on left hand page in the Record Book; Females on right hand page]

Males }

S.M. Crow B. 1. Died Mar: 3, 1886

J.C. Lanford B. 2.

W.H. Willis B. 3. Died Jun 10 1897

W.H. Wilder B. 4. Died May 10 1908

John Thomas B. 5. Dead

T.H. Turner B. 6. Dismissed June 23 1888

R.M. Thomas B. 7. Died Nov 5, 1883

N.P. Gentry B. 8.

T.J. Ward B. 9.

John Varner B. 10. Dismissed Nov. 1, 1884

Niles Nesbitt L. 11. Dism Mar 16 1889

W.T. Thomas B. 12. Dismissed Sept 22, 1888

J.L. Willis B. 13.

Benjamin Chumbly B. 14.

J.B. Alexander B. 15.

G.W. Chumbly B. 16.

Smith Chumbly B. 17. Excluded June 23 1888

Wm Alexander B. 18. Dism Mar 15, 1891 Died

Wm A. Thomas B. 19. Dismissed Dec 18 1897

W.P. Hoy L. 20. Dismissed Nov 1, 1884

Fielden Walden L. 21. Died Aug 3 1894

L.M. Alexander B. 22.

James Lanford B. 23.

R.J. Thomas B. 24.

J.B. Trail B. 25.

S.C. Bell L. 26.

Rufus Thomas L. 27. Dismissed Feb. 26 1888

James Hendrix L. 28. Dismissed Fev. 21st 1885

J.W. Alexander B. 29.

S.M. Pearson B. 30. Dismi Mar 17 1894

Columbus Hindman B. 31. Excluded Oct 29 1887

R.M. Floyd B. 32.

S.M. Thomas B. 33.

Osker A. Walden B. 34. Dism Mar 16 1889

E.G. Bishop B. 35. Dimissed Dec. 26 1885

T. Elmare Willis B. 36.

[Page 3] Males

J.A.A. Skinner B. 37. Dism Nov 20 1897

Willie A. Hoy B. 38. Dis’d Nov. 1, 1884

T.H.H. Gentry B. 39. Dismissed Feb 26 1888

George Chumbly B. 40.

Willie Turner B. 41. Dismissed June 23 1888

J.A. Gentry L. 42. Dismi Nov 16 1895

Silas Miles L. 43. Exclud. Mar 21 1885; Restored Apr 1885; Dis’ June 5 1885

[no record in minutes of him being dismissed]

John Bearden L. 44. Dismissed Oct 22 1887

J.C. Skinner L. 45.

F.M. Skinner L. 46.

A.M. Lanford L. 47. Dismissed May 18 1895

John J. Bishop B. 48. Dismissed May 1887

James Wilder B. 49. Dis Mar 1903 [J.L.A. Wilder in minutes]

Thomas Bell B. 50. Excluded Oct. 23, 1886; Restored Sept 12 1889

William Liles B. 51. Dismissed Dec: 26, 1885

Charley Waddle B. 52.

J.M. Skinner B. 53. Dism 1888

William McAbee B. 54. Dismissed July 22 1888

Clifford Caldwell B. 55. Exclud July 20 1889

Lowel Quinn B. 56. Dismissed Aug. 28 1886 [L.C. Quinn in minutes]

Geo. M. Hatchett B. 57. Dismissed Nov 24 1888

R.W. Willis B. 58. Dism. Aug 19 1899

John M. Turner B. 59. Dismissed June 23 1888

J.R. Gates B. 60. Dismissed June 23 1888

J.M. Castlebery B. 61. Dismissed June 23 1888

Johnson Bane B. 62. Exclud Feb 20, 1904

J.M. Bennett B. 63. Dismissed April 24 1886

T.M. Meaders L. 64.

J. Whetsel Thomas L. 65. Dismissed May 1887

J.M. Byas L. 66. Dism: Oct 19 1889

Marion Kelley L. 67. Died 1900

Charley A. Ravan B. 68. Dismissed Mar: 24 1885

Thomas Bishop B. 69. Dismissed Dec. 20 1885.

Artermas S. Smith B. 70.

Thomas Jones B. 71. Excluded Oct 23, 1886

Gimmie Hill B. 72. Dism: Oct 18 1890

[Page 5] Males

John R. Vise B. 73. Died Novr 1st 1885.

Peter Stribling B. 74.

John Gowan L. 75. Dismissed Aug. 25, 1888

M.S. Ravan L. 76. Dismissed Mar. 24 1888

Albert McAbee B. 77. Restored Aug 1886 Dismissed July 12 1888

E.H. Lanford B. 78. Dis Mar 17 1900

A.S. McAbee B. 79. Dismissed June 23 1888

B.F. Stribling B. 80.

Dr. C.E. Rogers B. 81. Dismissed Oct 27 1888

J.F. Quinn B. 82. Dismissed May 21, 1887

J.S. Castlebery B. 83. Dismissed Oct 27 1888

J.L. Taylor B. 84. Dis Oct 19 1901

J.P. Littlefields B. 85.

F.L. Floyd B. 86.

E.G. Floyd B. 87. Excluded June 23, 1888

Levi Barnett B. 88. Dism. Jan 18 1896

M.E. Gentry B. 89. Dismissed Sept 16 1893

J.T. McAbee B. 90. Dismissed June 23 1888

Benjamin Reaves B. 91. Dismissed June 23 1888

A.N. Vise B. 92. Excluded Jan 1888

W.H. Barnett, Jr. B. 93. Died May 1888

W,D. Pearson B. 94. Dism. Mar 17 1894

J.H. Walden B. 95.

John Littlefields B. 96. Disms: Aug 21 1889

Pinkney Bell B. 97.

S.R. Skinner B. 98. Dism Nov 20 1897

Mace A. Lanford B. 99.

Frank M. Stribling B. 100.

J.C. Crow L. 101.

M.S. Vise B. 102. Dismissed Oct 19 1889

D.P. Stroud L. 103. Dism. May 19, 1894

F. Eddy Bearden B. 104. Dism My 19, 1894 [Joined Aug 16, 1890]

Glinn Bearden B. 105. [Joined Aug 16, 1890]

R.L. Crow B. 106. [Joined Aug 16, 1890]

Johney E. Thomas B. 107. Dist Aug 20 = 04 [1904] [Received Sept 1891]

Homa A. Meadows B. 108 [Received Sept 1891]

[Page 7] Males

William Mcgill B. 109. Dism. Sept 17 1893 [Received Sept 1891]

Dock D.E. Skinner B. 110. [Joined Sept 1891]

Johney H. Kelley B. 111. Dism Nov 20 1897 [Joined Sept 1891]

William Trolenger B. 112. Excluded [Joined Sept 1891]

Toy L. Wofford B. 113.Dismissed Sept 14 1895

Alvert McAbee B. 114.

James A. Mcgill B. 115. Dism. Jan. 18 1896 [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Hilary L. Thackston B. 116. Dism April 18, 1896 [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Clarence G. Skinner B. 117. [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Austin D. Thackston B. 118. Dism April 18, 1896 [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Fransis M. Kelley B. 119. [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

J.M. Stribling L. 120. Died July 17 = 04 [1904] [Received Sept 17, 1892]

J.T. Thackston L. 121. May 1896 Dismissed [Received Oct 15, 1892]

R.M. Woods B. 122. Excluded Oct 19 1895

J.B. Willbanks B. 123. Excluded

John Wood B. 124.

Eber Jackson L. 125.

Robert Taylor L. 126. [Received July 19, 1996]

Charley R. Skinner B. 127. [Joined July 19, 1996]

J.C. Foster L. 128.

Donald Alexander B. 129.

George Wilder B. 130. Dis May 14 1903

Eddie Thomas B. 131.

George Thomas B. 132.

Willie Slone

Willie Snow B. 133.

Perry Pool L. 134. Dis June 18 = 1904 [Received Aug 19, 1899]

W.S. Hannah L. 135.

B.K. Oshields L. 136.

V.M. Snow L. 137. [Received July 20, 1902]

True V. Snow B. 138. [Joined July 20, 1902]

Sumner A. Snow B. 139. [Joined July 20, 1902]

Harley Wofford B. 140. [Joined July 20, 1902]

Trimmier Chumly B. 141. [Joined July 20, 1902]

Ern M. Snow B. 142. [Joined Aug 1900]

Henry Crow B. 143. Dist. Jun 18 = 04 [1904] [Joined Sept 10, 1901]

[Page 9] Mails(Sic.)

Charley Goodwin L. 144.

J.W. Davis L. 145.

Brodus D. Alexander B. 146. [Joined Sept 19, 1903]

Sammie T. Skinner B. 147. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

Posey H. Gentry B. 148. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

[Second page of the later membership roll]

Females

Martha Mason B. 1. Died April 5, 1885

Mary Alexander B. 2. Died April 27 1889

Elizabeth Ward B. 3. Dismissed 1887

Nancy Pearson L. 4. Died June 27, 1891

Vina Crow B. 5. Dismissed Sep 24, 1887

Vally Crow B. 6. Died April 17, 1886

Marinda Lanford B. Name 7. changed

Elizabeth Johnson L. 8. Deid April 1892

Purchas Alexander B. 9.

Sarah Wilder B. 10.

S. Elizabeth Kelley B. 11.

Adaline Chemey L. 12. In Columbia Asilum [written above] Died in 1886

Elizabeth Wilder L. 13. Dis Oct 18 1903

Nancy Bass L. 14. Excluded Oct 1857; Re’d & dism Mar 15, 1890

Louisa Bass L. 15. Excluded Oct 1857; Re’s & dism Mar 15, 1890

Mary Crow B. 16.

Adie Smith B. 17. Dism: Jan 17 1890

Janie Thomas B. 18. Dism. Jan. 19, 1889

Margaret E. Thomas B. 19. Dismissed Sept. 22 1888

Mary King B. Name 20. changed

Mary Vise B. 21. Dism: Oct 19 1889

Elizabeth Ward B. 22. Dismissed Jan 25 1887

Nannie Wilder B. 23. Dis Mar 14 1903

Nancy Floyd B. 24. Dismissed Apr 25 1885

Louesa Chumbley B. 25.

Salie E. Castlebery B. 26. Dismissed June 23 1888

Lizzie Lanford B. 27. Dism. Oct 22 1897

Sarah Brown B. 28. Died Jan 18 [can’t read]

Elizabeth Thomas B. 29. Dis Mar 14 1903

Mary Hatchett B. 30.

Nancy A. Thomas B. 31.

Mary A. Pearson B. 32. Dism. Mar 17 1894

Liddie Ward B. 33. Dismissed Feb 26 1888

Salie A. Cathcart L. 34.

Lizzie E. Woodruff B. 35. Dism Oct 17, 1891

Julia A. Miles L. 36. Died [no month] 8 1901

[Page 4] Females

Fannie Lanford B. 37.

Malisa Thomas B. 38.

Ama V. Scott B.Name 39. changed

Mary E. Hatchett B. 40. Dismissed Nov 24 [1]888

Mary Floyd B. 41.

Matilda Hoy B. 42. Dis’d. Nov. 1, 1884

Amanda M. Walden L. 43.

Elliat Waddle L. 44. Dism. May 17 1890

Janie Wright B. 45. Dismi: Feb 15 1890

Ida F. Lanford B. 46. Dismissed Feb 26 1888

Josaphine Wofford B. 47. Dead

Mary Chumbley B. 48.

Martha A. Littlefield B. 49.

Julia A. Varner B. 50. Dismissed Nov 1 1884

Mary A. Hoy B. 51. Dis. Nov 1, 1884

Catura Floyd B. 52.

Madra Wofford B. 53. Dismissed Jan 29 1887

Malisa Bell L. 54. Dead

Victary Thomas B. Name 55. changed

S. Malisa Crow B. Name 56. changed

Ella A. Hoy B. 57. Dis. Nov 1, 1884

Mattie M. Hoy B. 58. Dis’d Nov 1, 1884

Mira Brown B. Name 59. changed

Margret J. Gentry B. 60. Died Sep 8, 188 [1885? or 1888?]

Perches A. Turner B. Name 61. changed

E.L. Cox B 62. Dismissed Nov 15 1896

E.A. Hannah B. 63. Dism May 21. 1893

[No minutes for May 1893; joined by L in July 1900]

Mary Brown B. 64. Died Sept. 7. 1884

Addie Hindman B. 65. Excluded Oct 1887

Lula A. Willis B. Name 66. changed

Lula West B. 67. Dismisssed July 22 1888

Emaline Crow B. Name 68. changed

Victary Littlefields B.Name 69. changed

Mary E. McAbee L. 70. Dismissed July 22 1888

Marth N. Jones B.Name 71. changed

Laura Thomas L. 72. Dismissed Aug 25 1888

[Page 6] Females

Malisa Floyd L. 73.

Emaline Bass L. 74. Dism. Aug 21 1889

Evaline Woods B. 75. Excluded Oct 1887

Ida Dorman B. 76. Dismissed Aug 1888

Lillie Lanford B. 77. Dism. Oct 17, 1881

Lula V. Hoy B. 78. Dis’d Nov. 1, 1884

Anna M. Thomas B. Name 79. changed

M. Ella Lanford B. 80. Dismissed Aug 26 1888

Maggie Thomas B. 81. Dism. Jan 19 1889

Maggie Quinn B. 82. Excluded Nov 22, 1885

Ella Quinn B. 83. Excluded Nov 22, 1885

Mittie Chumbley B. 84. Died Jany 22, 1886

Mary Hindman B. Name 85. changed

Mary Bearden L. 86. Dismissed Oct 22 1887

Nancy Liles B. 87. Dismissed Dec 26 1885

Maria[?] E. Skinner B. 88.

Tempy Loving B. 89. Dismissed July 22 18 [1888?] Tempy Gowing?

Emaly Meaders B. 90.

Mittie Drummond B. Name 91. changed

Lucinda G. Gates B. 92. Dismissed June 23 1888

Sarah Lanford L. 93. Dismissed May 18 [1885? 1895?]

Angelina Byas L. 94. Dis in Oct 19 1889

Sarah Chumbly L. 95.

Fransis Waddle L. 96.

Louesa E. Lanford B. 97. Name changed

Louesa Quinn B. 98. Excluded Nov 22, 1885

Martha N. Stribling B. 99.

Livonia M. Stribling B. 100.

Nannie Hennan B. 101. Dismissed

Mary Billings B. 102. Excluded [date faded; not in minutes; she joined in Aug 1884]

Victory Littlefields B. 103. Name changed

Darky Hill B. 104. Dism. Oct 18 1890

Maggie E. McAbee B. 105. Dismissed June 23 1888

Maggie B. Meaders B. 106. Dism Oct 20 1900

Emmer G. Crow B. 107. Name changed

Tiney Smith B. 108.

[Page 8] Females

Mary E. Vise B. 109. Name changed

Marinda Parsons 110. Dismissed July 22, 1888

Anna V. Giddings 111. Dismi June 15 1889

Martha N. McAbee B. 112.

Lou Chesney B. 113.

Salley T. Thackston B. 114. Dismissed Oct 22 1887

Mamie Jackson B. 115. Dism.

Barbary A. Cox B. 116. Dismissed Nov 27 1886

Selener Gowen L. 117. Dismissed Aug 25 1888

Eliza Ravan L. 118. Dismissed Mar: 24, 1888

Jessie Thomas B. 119. Dismissed Sept 22 1888

Mattie Caldwell L. 120. Excluded July 20 1889

Mary Ornal B. 121. Restored Aug 1886. Died June 28 1891 [Mary Arnold?]

[Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Adda A. Skinner B. 122. Name Changed [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Janey Gentry B. 123. Dismissed Sept 16 1893 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Fannie Ravan B. 124. Dismissed Mar: 24, 1888 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Mary M. Littlefields B. 125. Died July 5 = 1903 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Elen Littlefields B. 126. [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Lela A. Stribling B. 127. [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

S.L. Byas B. 128. Died 1889 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Mary Castlebery B. 129. Dismissed June 23 1888 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

J.D. Bragg B. 130. [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Emmer Floyd B. 131. Dismi. Jan 18 1896 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

N.M. Alexander B. 132. Dismi. April 18 1891

Janie Thomas B. 133. [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Mildrid Hinnans B. 134. Dism Sept 18, 1891 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Senie Westmoreland B. 135. Dismissed Mar. 26, 1887 [Joined Aug 22, 1886]

Berniece Couch B. 136. Dismissed June 23 1888

Purches A. McAbee B. 137. Dismissed June 23 1888

Lula A. Lanford B. 138. Dismissed July 22 1888

Anna M. Rogers B. 139. Dismissed Oct 27 1888

Mary E. Floyd B. 140. Dimissed Nov 16 1895

Melissa Byas B. 141.

Mary Fowler B. 142.

Fannie Cathcart B. 143. Dis Mar 17, 1900

Alice Bishop B. 144. Dism: May 17 1890

Fannie Trallenger B. 145. Excluded

[Page 10] Females

M.E. Crow L. 146. Name changed

Mira Johnson B. 147.

Mittie Ward B. 148. Dism. April 20 1885

Anna A. Thomas B. 149. Name changed

Talitha Stroud L. 150. Dism. May 19 1894

R. Eliza Lanford B. 151. Dism. Oct 22 1897 [Joined Aug 16, 1890]

Rebecca P. Willis B. 152. [Joined Sept 20, 1890]

Vannie V. Wilder B. 153. Dism. Feb 19 1899 [Joined Sept 1891]

Cara Wood B. 154. [Joined Sept 1891]

S. Malissey Willis L. 155. Died Jan 12. 1892

Mary EC McAbee L. 156.

Willey B. Mcgill B. 157. Dism Jan 18 1896 [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Effia E. Wofford B. 158. Dismissed Sept 14 1895 [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Permelia F. Wofford B. 159. Surspended June 18 1898 [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Alma Crisp B. 160. Dis. Nov 21 1897 [Joined Aug 21, 1892]

Susan C. Thackston L. 161. Dism. April 18 1896 [Received Oct 15, 1892]

Maggie F.G. Thackston L. 162. Dism. Jan 19 1895 [Received Oct 15, 1892]

Lizzie J. Thackston L. 163. Dism April 18 1896 [Received Oct 15, 1892]

Eustace J. Lanford L. 164. Dismissed May 1895 [Received Feb 1893]

Martha Calvert L. 165.

Emma G. Baley B. 166

M.Emma Baley

Emma G. Baley

Sallie Gentry B. 167. Dismi. Nov 16 1899

Emerline Bain B. 168. Exclud Feb 20 1904

Carrie Willis L. 169.

Elizzabeth Jackson L. 170. Dead

Nancy Taylor L. 171. [Received July 19, 1996]

Lula Taylor L. 172. [Received July 19, 1996]

Ever L. Meadows B. 173. Name changed [Joined July 19, 1996]

Gretty Littlefields B. 174. Name changed [Joined July 19, 1996]

Mary E. Bearden B. 175. [Joined July 19, 1996]

Janie Bearden L. 176. Died Jan 13, 1899

Lillie J. Foster L. 177.

Mamie Meadows L. 178. Name Changed

Mamie Thomas L. 179. Dist. Aug 20 = 04 [1904]

Lan E. Poole B. 180. Dis June 18 = 1904

[Page 11]

Addie A. Calvert B. 181.

Lilian Taylor B. 182.

Rosa Lanford L. 183.

Blanche E. Meadows L. 184. [Received Nov 19, 1898]

Anna A. Skinner B. 185.

Eddieth Snow B. 186.

Victory Huckaby L. 187. Excluded May 14 = 04 [1904]

Arico E. Hannah L. 188. [Received July 14, 1900]

Jessie Jackson B. 189. [Joined Aug 1900]

S.C. Lanford L. 190. [Received May 18, 1901]

Mrs. M.E. Crow L. 191.

Miss Jannie Stribling L. 192. Eror [Error]

Mrs. F.A. Davis L. 193.

Mrs. Victory Snow B. 194.

Dallie L. Chumley B. 195. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

Mary S. Wood B. 196. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

Mattie Lane Huckeby B. 197. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

Mary Alice Huckeby B. 198. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

Salie Hassie Huckeby B. 199. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

Emmie Louise Huckeby B. 200. [Joined Aug 22. 1903]

Aleen F. Alexander B. 201. [Joined Aug 22, 1903]

Elizabeth Thomas L. 202. [Received Dec 19, 1903]

Eva L. Turner B. 203.

Gretty Skinner B. 204.

Victory Bell B. 205.

Ella Chumley L. 206. [Joined May 14, 1904]

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