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Van Wert Baptist Church

(Minutes 1860 - 1870)

 
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THE CHURCH BOOK OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH AT VAN WERT,
PAULDING COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

The Year of 1860

January 14,1860

Conference opened with singing and prayer. Brother John Heaton, Moderator. Brother Ansalim Morgan's case was taken up and he was unanimously expelled. Brother Mat Heaton's case was taken up and he was unanimously excluded from the Church. The committee to procure a housekeeper was continued. The committee to see Brother Newton reported that he could not serve us. The Church then unanimously called Brother Northcot, and a committee appointed to notify him of his call, composed of Brother Crabb, Rentz and Hitchcock. A committee of Brothers Rentz, Crabb and Hitchcock appointed to inquire into the correctness of the report against Brother Evans. Resolved that this Church charge Brother Atterson with drunkenness and swearing, and appointed a committee of Brother Pearce and Bloodworth to see him. Adjourned.

John Heaton, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

February 18, 1860

Conference opened as usual. Brother Heaton, Moderator. Committee appointed to procure a housekeeper continued. The committee appointed to notify Brother Northcot of his call reported, and committee discharged. Committee appointed to inquire into the report against Brother Evans reported that he acknowledged the correctness of the report, proved to have committed adultery, and he was unanimously expelled. Committee appointed to see Brother Atterson reported, and he was also expelled. By a proposition from Brother B. F. Morgan, the Church rescinded the act of December 1859 in regard to the dismissal of himself and wife, and that they are again in full fellowship with the Church. On motion, agreed to go into the choice of a Pastor. Brother Thackerson was unanimously called. A committee appointed of Brethren Pearce and Hitchcock to notify Brother Thackerson of his call. Adjourned. John Heaton, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

April 14,1860

Conference opened as usual. Brother Thackerson, Moderator. Brother John (S or L) Early presented a letter from Friendship Church and was unanimously received. Letter of Dismission granted to Sister A(unreadable) Ly(unreadable). Committee appointed to procure a housekeeper being absent, the matter postponed until next conference. conference adjourned. Brother Thackerson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

May 19,1860

Conference opened with singing. Brother Thackerson, Moderator. The committee appointed to procure a housekeeper reported that they had not

done anything in the (unreadable) and, on motion, was dismissed. Meeting adjourned.

Brother Thackerson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

June 9, 1860

Conference opened as usual. Brother Thackerson, Moderator. The Church was informed on this day that, on the Sabbath of our last meeting, Brother Thomas Gentry presented a Dismission from the Salem Church for himself, wife and daughter, which was read. Also at the same time, letters of two colored members was received of Pumpkinvine Church, to wit, Josh and Guley (?), the property of Miss Lucy Hitchcock. A charge was preferred against Brother B. F. Morgan of gross immoral conduct. The charge sustained, and postponed for further action indefinitely. A committee of three, to wit, Brother Allen, Heaton, Crabb, Philpot and Pearce. Sister Harriett Gibson presented a letter from Shiloh Church and was received. Adjourned. Brother Thackerson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

July 14, 1860

After the opening of conference and the usual ceremony, references were called for, when Brother B. F. Morgan's case was reported and it was resolved to (unreadable) the charge, start and stating. (?) A motion was then made to expel Brother B. F. Morgan, which was unanimously carried. The committee to see Brother York reported and discharged. Brother York being present, stated that he did not consider it sinful to follow the trade in which he was engaged. The following charge was then preferred, to wit, that Brother York was engaged in keeping a retail grocery and a billiard saloon. On motion, then the Church withdrew his fellowship. Committee appointed to procure subscription for a new house of worship not ready to report. Adjourned. Brother Thackerson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

NOTE: Brother York is Larkin York, a merchant. (Son of Josiah and Sarah Larkin. Researcher: Diane Sanfilippo dianessanfilippo@earthlink.net

August 18, 1860

In consequence of the absence of our Pastor, Brother Thomas West sits as Moderator. Elected Brethren Eaves and J. C. Crabb delegates to the Association, Rentz and Heaton, alternates. Sent $1.50 for minutes. Our meeting was protracted, during which the following were added: Jim Bloodworth, Martha Morgan, Rebecca Pankey, George Rentz, Elliott Morgan, Ella Pearce, Heaton and ----- Hedrick and John Br ----- by. Thomas West, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

September 15,1860

Conference opened by singing. Unanimously called Brother Thomas West to serve us during the next year. A committee of Brother J. C. Crabb, J. D. Morgan and J. A. Rentz appointed to notify Brother West of his call. Letter granted to Sister Bloodworth and daughter. Adjourned. Brother Thackerson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

November 16,1860

After opening conference as usual, Brother and Sister Pankey and two daughters, Mary Ann and Elizabeth, presented Letters of Dismission from the Salem Church and were unanimously received. Committee to notify Brother West of his call reported in the affirmative. The Church unanimously (unreadable) granting Sister Caroline Bloodworth a Letter of Dismission, and a committee of Brother Heaton, Pearce and Rentz appointed to sustain Sister Bloodworth, in order to ascertain the cause of separation of her husband and herself. A committee appointed of Brethren Heaton and Pearce to collect subscription for the payment of Brother Thackerson. On Sabbath, Mary, property of H. W. Allen, was received by Experience and Baptism.

The Year of 1861

February, 1861

After the usual ceremonies in opening conference, Brother L. R. York's case was called, dismissed and continued. The committee reported upon Sister Bloodworth's case, which satisfied the Church. A charge preferred against Brother Bloodworth for leaving his family and absenting himself from conference, and a committee appointed to notify him to attend our March conference, of Brother Heaton and Hitchcock. A committee appointed to see Brother J. Long of Brethren Rentz and Pearce, in relation to a report against him in indulging too far in intoxicating liquors. On motion, adjourned. Brother Thackerson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

March, 1861

Conference opened with singing. Brother West, Moderator. After opening the door of the Church, references were called for. Brother Bloodworth's case called. A letter was had from him, and explained the matter. Not being ready to report on Brother Long's case, was continued. Brother L. R. York's case also continued. On motion, adjourned. J. T. West, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

April 20,1861

Conference opened with singing. A door of the Church opened, when Jesse Hitchcock presented a Letter of Dismission from Pumpkinvine Church. Brother John T. Boon from (blank) Church, and Brother and Sister A. Everett from Hayneville, all of whom were unanimously received. Brother Long being present, said that he had drunk too much, but promised he would so no more. He was unanimously excused. Brother York's case was postponed until next conference. Letters of Dismission granted to Ciment and Rachel, servants belonging to G. E. (unreadable). Letters of Dismission granted to Sister Bloodworth and daughter. Brother Heaton authorized to procure hinges and have the door hung. Agreed to purchase a Bible and hymn book for the use of the Church. Agreed to change our time of meeting from the third to the fourth Sabbath. Joel T. West, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

May 1, 1861

After the opening of conference as usual, Brother L. York confessed he was sorry for having given offence, that he thought he had done wrong and asked for forgiveness, which was unanimously granted. Committee to procure a housekeeper continued. Unanimously agreed to observe the 1st and 2nd day of June as days of fasting and prayer. Joel T. West, Moderator J. A. Rentz, Clerk

July, 1861

After the opening of conference, Sister L. E. Owen presented a Letter from the first Baptist Church in Atlanta, and was received. Committee appointed' to procure a housekeeper reported and dismissed. Brother Heaton agreed to keep the house. Brother Heaton reported that he had had a conversation with Brother G. L. Rentz in relation to a difficulty. Brother Rentz confessed sorrow. Church forgave him. Agreed to meet in the morning at 9 o'clock, engage in prayer and thanksgiving to God for his protecting care of our soldiers at a recent engagement in Manassas. Agreed to hold a protracted meeting to commence on Thursday night before the fourth Sabbath in August. Agreed to postpone our regular communion until the next meeting. Brother Rentz and Crabb and Heaton alternate, chosen delegates to our Association. Joel T. West, Moderator John A. Rentz, Clerk

August 24,1861

Conference opened with singing. Collection for minutes, $1.50. On motion of Brother J. C. Crabb, the following committee was appointed to draw up and report on tomorrow some resolutions in regard to the death of our worthy brethren, Deacons George Rentz and A. Everett, to wit, Brethren Crabb, Heaton and Philpot.

September 21,1861

After the opening of conference, Brother William Philpott presented a Letter of Dismission from Tallapoosa Church, and was unanimously received. The clerk requested to send by mail the amount collected for the Association to the treasury of same. Joel T. West, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

October, 1861

Conference opened as usual. Brother West tendered resignation to fill a call to serve as chaplain in our army. (Accepted.) Resolved to meet on next Sabbath for the purpose of calling a pastor for the ensuing year. Joel T. West, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

November 3,1861

According to appointment, Church met today for the purpose above stated. Brother Hambrick unanimously chosen, and Brethren Pearce and Rentz appointed to notify Brother Hambrick of his call. A Letter of Dismission granted to Brother J. T. Boon. The above notification was made to Brother Hambrick, who accepted the call.

The Year of 1862

January 26, 1862

Conference opened as usual. Brother Hambrick, Moderator. Letters of Dismission granted to Sister DeHay, Brother Joseph Jenkins and wife, Brother Burton Crabb and wife and daughter. Brother Crabb requested to see Brother Andrew Wade and request him to attend at our next meeting. At the request of our pastor, resolved that our time of meeting be changed from the fourth to the first Sabbath. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

March 1, 1862

Conference opened as usual. Brother Wade's case called, and referred. Brother Butta was charged with profanity. Brethren Pearce, Pankey and Scott appointed to cite him to attend at our next conference. Brother G. L. Rentz was charged with playing at cards and dancing. Brethren Pearce and Heaton appointed to write to him (in our Army) in relation to the same. Brother Dunford agreed to keep the house for $1 per month. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

May 3,1862

Conference opened as usual. Brother Hambrick, our pastor, being absent, his seat was filled by Brother Hambrick, Senior. On motion, all referring was postponed until next meeting. Adjourned.

June 31, 1862

Conference opened with singing. References called for. Brother Wade's case continued. Brother was present, confessed the charge and asked forgiveness which was granted. Brother G. L. Rentz called and postponed. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

July 1, 1862

Conference opened as usual. The case of Brethren Rentz and Wade were postponed until something more definite could be ascertained. The Clerk was appointed to write to the former, and Brother S. B. Pearce to the latter. A committee consisting of Brother Rentz, Pearce and Philpot is to see Mr. Kingsberry in regard to obstructing the road to our Meeting House. On motion of Brother J. D. Morgan, this Church agreed to keep and observe next Thursday as a day of Thanksgiving, and that Brother Simpson be invited to preach for us. Sister Elizabeth Coots applied for a Letter of Dismission which was granted. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

August 2, 1862

Conference opened as usual. Brother Wade's case was called for. On motion of Brother Heaton dismissed, until it can be ascertained that he is amenable to this Church. Brother G. L. Rentz's case postponed. The case in regard to the obstructing of our road was called, and with the addition of Brother Hitchcock, was continued with the power added to arrange the matter with Mr. Kingsberry. Brethren Hitchcock and Rentz elected delegates to our Association. $3.00 sent for minutes. R.W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

September 6,1862

Conference opened as usual. Brother G. L. Rentz case referred to next conference. The case in regard to the obstruction settled. Letter to Association read and approved. A committee of Brethren Hitchcock and Heaton appointed to confer with the Bethel Church in relation to the exclusion of one of her members, at the request of said member. Brother Dunford by request excused himself from keeping the house longer. A Letter of Dismission granted to Brother Thomas J. Crabb. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

October 5,1862

Conference opened as usual. Sister Melvina Hedrick presented a letter from the West Union, and was received. Brother G. L. Rentz case continued. Letter's of Dismission granted to Brother and Sister Dunford and Elder J. P. Eaves. Brother Hambrick was unanimously chosen to serve us another year. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

November 15, 1862

At a called conference, it was resolved in consequence of some additions of baptism since the letter to the Association was written, that said letter be so amended as to include those baptised. Letters of Dismission granted to Brother B. Pearce, his wife and daughter. Whereas the delegates elected could not attend the Association, Brother J. R. Heaton was unanimously chosen.

December 7,1862

Conference opened as usual. The case of G. L. Rentz was called, and he expelled. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

The Year of 1863

February 28, 1863

Conference opened as usual. Brother B. E. Whitehead (a regularly ordained Deacon), Sister Whitehead, his wife, and Sister Eugenia, his daughter, presented Letters of Dismission from the Cedartown Church and were unanimously received. Sister Louisa E. Owens returned a Letter granted by the Church and was received. Mr. Bloodworth applied through Brother Heaton for restoration, and was asked to attend in person. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

April 3, 1863

Conference opened as usual. A colored Brother, Moses, applied through Brother Heaton for permission to preach in this house, when, on motion, her consent was withheld. A Letter of Dismission was granted to Mary, the property formerly of Mr. Stocks. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

May 2,1863

Conference opened as usual. Brother Whitehead agreed to keep the House the present year. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

July 6,1863

After the opening of conference as usual, on motion, it was agreed unanimously that should our Pastor feel it his duty to visit the Army, he be permitted to do so. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

September 5,1863

After the opening of conference, Sister Susan Everett applied for a Letter of Dismission, which was granted. Resolved that this Church withdraw her fellowship from Sister Gibson, because of her having joined the Methodist Church. A committee of three was appointed to confer with the Masonic Lodge at this place, in regard to the building of a House of Worship. R. W. Hambrick, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

December 5,1863

Conference opened as usual. Brother Pullen, Moderator. The committee appointed to confer with the Masons continued. Resolved unanimously that this Church contribute quarterly to the support of our missionary to our soldiers. Unanimously elected Brother Pullen to serve as our Pastor the ensuing year, and twice during each month. John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

The Year of 1864

March 5, 1864

Conference opened by singing. Brother Heaton, Moderator. The committee appointed to confer with the Masons continued. Brother Pullen declined to accept the call, when Brother James Ryals was unanimously chosen, and Brother Rentz appointed to notify Brother Ryals of said call. Granted a Letter of Dismission to Brother J. T. Heaton. John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

April 2, 1864

Conference opened as usual. Brother Hambrick in the chair. The committee appointed to confer with the Masonic Fraternity failed to report, and the matter was postponed indefinitely. Brother Ryals accepted the call upon condition that the Cartersville Church would agree to change their day of meeting. Said Church was petitioned to do so, and the changes effective, when Brother Ryals accepted. John A. Rentz. Church Clerk

April 11, 1864

Conference opened as usual. Brother Ryals in the moderator chair. No business. Adjourned.

May 7, 1864

After the opening of conference, Brother James Hitchcock presented Letters of Dismission for himself, wife and two daughters from the Bethlehem Church, all of whom was received. Collected thirty-two dollars for Brother Muse, our missionary in the Army. James Ryals, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

The Year of 1865

Conference opened by singing. Brother William Coalson, Moderator. Brother James L. Elliott and wife presented Letters of Dismission from the Bethlehem Church, and were received. A vote of thanksgiving was tendered our Methodist brethren for the use of the House of Worship, and the offer thankfully accepted. John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

April 18, 1865

Conference opened as usual. Brother Coalson accepted the call of the Church. No further business. Adjourned. John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

May 13,1865

Conference opened. No business. Adjourned. John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

June 10, 1865

Our Pastor being absent, Brother Heaton was called to the chair. Application was made for a license granted Moses, a colored member, permission to exercise his gift in public, which was granted. John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

July 8, 1865

After the opening of conference as usual, Brother S. B. Pearce returned a Letter of Dismission granted to himself, his wife and daughter, and was unanimously received. On motion of Brother Pankey, a committee was appointed to make (unreadable) of our old House of Worship. Letters of Dismission granted to Brother J. D. Morgan, his wife and two daughters. William Coalson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

August, 1865

Conference opened as usual. A Letter of Dismission was granted to Sister Martha Terhune. Appointed Brethren John Heaton and B. E. Whitehead delegates to the General Meeting, and elected Brethren James Hitchcock and J. Heaton delegates to the Association, and Brethren Pankey and Scott, alternates. William Coalson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

September 9,1865

After the opening of conference as usual, a Letter of Dismission was granted to Moses, the property formerly of T. Jones, and with the liberty to exercise in public. Resolved that this Church extend an arm for the reception of members at the schoolhouse in the neighborhood of Mr. Kilgo's. Resolved also that we get our old house back if we can, and repair it. Appointed Brother Heaton a committee to attend to it. Granted a Letter of Dismission to Sister Mary Jane Hunt. William Coalson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

November 10,1865

Conference opened as usual. Brother Heaton reported that he had succeeded in getting back the House. A Letter of Dismission granted to Sister Elizabeth Smith. The resolution recommended by our Association at its last session in regard to our uniting with our Primitive brethren was unanimously adopted. Brother Heaton appointed a committee to purchase lumber for repairing our old House of Worship. William Coalson, Moderator John A. Rentz, Church Clerk

December 23,1865

Georgia, Polk County. The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Brother J. R. Heaton, Moderator. First chose Brother J. M. Muse unanimously for our Pastor for the ensuing year. 2nd, appointed Brother J. C. Hitchcock to visit Brother Muse and know if he would attend us. 3rd, appointed Brethren J. R. Heaton, J. C. Hitchcock and S. B. Pearce as a committee to confer with the patrons of the school and to make an arrangement for a transfer of land, for the purpose of building a Meeting House there. Adjourned.

Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

The Year of 1866

January 13,1866

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. Received Brother John Stocks and Sister Caroline M. Stocks by Letter. 2nd, Brother J. C. Hitchcock visited Elder J. M Muse, and he states that he cannot attend us. 3rd, the committee was discharged. 4th charged Brother John A. Rentz with fornication, and also gross immoral conduct and adultery. 4th, charged Sister Susan Simms with adultery. 5th, appointed Brethren James H. Hitchcock and Lindsey Elliott as a committee to see Brother John A. Rentz and Sister Simms, and cite them to attend at the next conference. 6th, went into the choice of a pastor for the present year. 7th, chose Elder E. A. Camp, unanimously. Jesse Hitchcock, Clerk Pro Tem

January 20, 1866

Called conference. Brother Heaton, Moderator. Ist, taken up the case of Brother John A. Rentz, and he excommunicated. 2nd, taken up the case of Sister Susan Simms, and she was also excommunicated. 3rd, granted a Letter of Dismission to Brother York, a freedman. 4th, appointed Brethren S. B. Pearce, B. E. Whitehead and J. R. Heaton as a committee to examine the Church Book and report at the next conference. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

March 24,1866

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder William Coalson, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, granted a Letter of Dismission to Brother Calvin Philpott. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

April 21,1866

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Brother John R. Heaton, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. When Brother Moses McCarley and Wife Lydia McCarley, and daughter Lydia Ann McCarley, and also Thomas Atwood, presented their Letters of Dismission and was received. There being no other business in conference, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

May 26,1866

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Brother John R. Heaton, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, granted Letters of Dismission to Brother John Stocks, Sister Caroline M. Stocks and Sister Elizabeth Coots. Being no other business in conference, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

June 2 3, 1866

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, elected Brethren John R. Heaton and Thomas Atwood as delegates to the next General Meeting, and Brother J. C. Pankey, alternate. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

July 21, 1866

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, and received by Letters of Dismission, H. M. Keeling, J. P. Yates and wife Martha Jane, also two daughters, Lydia and Tabitha Yates.

Saturday Night

Opened the door of , received Mary Haynes.

July 29,1866

Opened the door of the Church. Received by Experience, Julia Heaton.

July 30, 1866

Opened the door of the Church. Received by Experience, Sarah J. Yates.

July 30,1866

Church met in conference for the purpose of electing delegates to the Association, and the following brethren was elected, John R. Heaton, B. E. Whitehead, delegates, and J. P. Yates, Jesse Hitchcock, alternates. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

August 3,1966

Opened the door of the Church at Brother J. C. Hitchcock's, when Mary Heaton came forward and related her Christian Experience, and was unanimously received by the members present.

August 25, 1866

The Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, when Georgia Ann Yates came forward and related her Christian Experience, and was unanimously received. 2nd, appointed a committee of the whole Church to examine the Old Baptist Meeting House and make some arrangement to rebuild or sell it. 3rd, granted Letters of Dismission to Sister Josephine Rentz and Brother Thomas Atwood. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

September 22,1866

The Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, when Brother Jesse Chambers and wife Tabitha S. J. and Sister Sarah Harrison presented their Letters of Dismission. 2nd, the committee was continued. 3rd, granted a Letter of Dismission to Brother William Philpot. 4th, resolved that the Church meet on the second Saturday in October for the purpose of choosing a minister for the ensuing year to serve us. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

October 25,1866

Called conference for the purpose of choosing a preacher for the ensuing year. Chose Brother E. A. Camp, unanimously. Appointed Brethren B. E. Whitehead and J. R. Heaton as a committee to see Elder E. A. Camp and inform him of the call. B. E. Whitehead, Moderator Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

October, 1866

The Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members and received Brother Thomas McCarley by letter. 2nd, the committee for selling the old meeting house dismissed. 3rd, the committee appointed to wait on Brother Camp reported he accepted the call. 4th, granted a Letter of Dismission to Brother John Butler. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

November 24,1866

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, granted Letters of Dismission to Brother Jesse Chambers and wife, Tabitha S. J. Chambers, and also to Brother J. P. Yates and wife, Martha Jane Yates, and four daughters, Lydia, Tabitha, Sarah J. and Georgia A. Yates. Being no other business, the conference adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

December 22,1866

No conference.

The Year of 1867

January 26,1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, Brother Thomas Gentry applied for a Letter of Dismission for himself and wife through Brother John C. Pankey, and his was detained in consequence of reports. 3rd, Granted a Letter of Dismission to Sister Nancy Gentry. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

February 23,1867

The Baptist Church of Christ at Van Wert met in conference. Brother B. E. Whitehead, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members and received by letters Sister Mary A. Parks and Harriet Rogers. 2nd, granted Letters of Dismission to Brethren Thomas Gentry and C. M. Keeling. 3rd, appointed Brethren J. C. Hitchcock and B. E. Whitehead, J. R. Heaton as a committee to sell the seats of the old Baptist Meeting House. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

March 23,1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference, Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, the committee continued till next conference. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

April 27,1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, and restored S. J. Crabb to fellowship. 2nd, the committee continued indefinitely. 3rd, the propriety of uniting with the old Primitive Baptist was continued in consequence of consideration till next conference. 4th, granted Letter of Dismission to Brother S. J. Crabb. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

Saturday, May 25,1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, taken up the reference in regard to the propriety of uniting with the old Primitive Baptist Church, and it was laid on the table. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

Saturday, June 22, 1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, elected Brethren James F. Hitchcock, John R. Heaton as delegates to the General Meeting and Moses McCarley, alternate. The said General Meeting is to convene with the Floyd Creek Church on the second Friday in August next.

July 28, 1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Brother B. E. Whitehead, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, appointed a committee of the whole number of male members of the Church to investigate the circumstance in connection with the case of John A. Rentz in regard to restoring him to fellowship and granting him a Letter of Dismission. 3rd, appointed the next meeting as the time to go into the choice of a Pastor. 4th, appointed the Deacons of the Church as a preaching committee. Adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

August 24,1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, taken up the reference in regard to John A. Rentz case and appointed Brethren S. B. Pearce, B. E. Whitehead and Joel Scott to write to him in order to settle the difficulty. 3rd, elected Brethren John R. Heaton and B. E. Whitehead as delegates to the Association, and J. C. Hitchcock, alternate. No other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

August 25, 1867

Sunday night. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, and Samuel A. C. Kilgo came forward and related his Christian Experience and was received. Also Mary A. Wright and Thomas Haynes did likewise, and was unanimously received.

Monday, August 26,1867

Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members and received James McCarley by Experience.

Tuesday, August 27,1867

Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, when the following named members presented their Letters of Dismission, Lucinda Marlow, Lucretia Marlow, Matilda Marlow and Thomas Marlow, also Amanda Arthur, and was unanimously received. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

September 21,1867

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Brother John Heaton, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. 2nd, resolved that this Church withdraw from the Baptist State Conventions and Boards of the same. 3rd, the above resolution was adopted by a unanimous voice of the Church. 4th, granted a Letter of Dismission to Brother Samuel A. C. Kilgo. 5th, went into the choice of a preacher for the ensuing year, and elected Brother Elias Camp unanimously. 6th, appointed Brother Haynes and Brother Moses McCarley to wait on Brother Camp and notify him of the call. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

October, 1867

No conference.

Saturday, November 23,1867

At Van Wert, met in conference. John R. Heaton, Moderator Pro Tem. Ist, went into choice of a preacher for the ensuing year and chose Reverend Newton Eubanks, unanimously. 2nd, appointed Brethren Moses McCarley and Jesse Hitchcock as a committee to see Brother Eubanks and notify him of the selection the Church has made. 3rd, granted Letters of Dismission to the following named members. James F. or H. Hitchcock and wife, Martha Hitchcock, and Lucy Jane Hitchcock, Anna Eliza Hitchcock. Also to Lucinda Marlow, Lucretia Marlow, Matilda Marlow, Thomas Marlow and Amanda Arthur. Being no other business, adjourned. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

December, 1867

Meeting, but no conference.

The Year of 1868

January 25,1868

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Ist, Brother John R. Heaton, Moderator. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, when Brother James E. Stovall and Sister D. D. Stovall presented Letter of Dismission from Cave Spring Church and was received. 2nd, a charge preferred against Perlina, a colored sister, for living in adultery. 3rd, appointed Brethren Ellis and James Whitehead as committee to see the colored sister and inform her of the charge preferred, and notify her to attend at our next conference, course February. 4th, restored and granted Brother George S. Rentz a Letter of Dismission. 5th, the case in regard to John A. Rentz case was taken up and postponed till next conference, and the committee dismissed from said case. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

February 22, 1868

The Baptist Church at Van Wert. Brother Heaton, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, and Sister Mary Jane Hunt presented a Letter of Dismission from the First Baptist Church at Atlanta, and was received. 2nd, taken up the reference in regard to a colored sister Perlina, case. The committee's report was heard and said committee dismissed, and the Church excommunicated her from their fellowship. 4th, granted Sister Harriet Rogers and Brother Jesse Hitchcock Letters of Dismission. 5th, the committee appointed to notify Brother Camp and Eubanks of the calls of the Church had made are hereby dismissed. Jesse Hitchcock, Church Clerk

March 28,1868

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Reverend E. Camp, Moderator Pro Tem. Church agreed to rescind all the actions of the Church in regard to the election of a preacher for this year. Then called Brother Elias Camp by acclamation, which was unanimously agreed to. He being present, accepted the care of the Church. Elias Camp, Moderator J. S. Whitehead, Church Clerk

April 25,1868

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Reverend E. Camp, Moderator. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members. Received by Letter William Tolbert and wife. Agreed to loan the Baptist Church (over the mountain), the Baptist pulpit to be returned when wanted. J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk Pro Tem

May 23,1868

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Brother B. E. Whitehead, Moderator. Opened the door of the Church for members. Received none. Resolved that we take the Sacrament at our next meeting, and wash feet. Resolved that we pay Clerk back twelve dollars and fifty cents for keeping the Church. There being no further business, conference adjourned. J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk Pro Tem

June 27, 1868

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. J. R. Heaton, Moderator Pro Tem. No business of importance. Adjourned. J. S. Whitehead, Church Clerk

July 25, 1868

The Van Wert Baptist Church met in conference. J. R. Heaton, Moderator Pro Tem. Opened the door for the reception of members. Sister Laura Wozencroft presented a Letter and was unanimously received. Appointed M. McCarley, J. C. Hitchcock and J. Scott delegates to the General Meeting. Adjourned. J. C. Hitchcock, Clerk Pro Tem

August 22, 1868

The Van Wert Baptist Church met in conference. Brother Heaton, Moderator Pro Tem. Granted Brother Joel Scott and Sister Scott Letters of Dismission. Elected Brethren B. E. Whitehead, J. Hitchcock delegates to the Association. Adjourned.

J. S. Whitehead, Church Clerk

September 26,1868

The Van Wert Baptist Church met in conference. Took up reference to go into the election of preacher, when James Ryals was unanimously elected. Brethren Pankey and B. E. Whitehead appointed committee to notify him of the action of the Church. Granted Letter of Dismission to Sister K. Harrison and Sister Lou Owens. Adjourned. (Unreadable) Brewster J. S. Whitehead

October 29,1868

The Baptist Church at Van Wert met in conference. Brother Elias Camp, Moderator Pro Tem. Opened the door of the Church and no one came forward. No other business. Adjourned. J. S. Whitehead

November 26,1868

The Van Wert Baptist Church met in conference. James Ryals, Moderato Pro Tem. Appointed committee of Brethren Heaton, Hitchcock, Pankey J. S. Whitehead to see what arrangements could be made for the building the church house. Adjourned. J. S. Whitehead, Church Clerk

December 24,1868

No conference.

The Year of 1869

January 23, 1869

The Church met in conference. Elder James G. Ryals, Moderator. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members and received none. Called for references and there were none. Resolved that a committee be appointed to make arrangements to build a house of worship, and find out what the probable cost will be, and a report at next conference. Committee: Brethren B. E. Whitehead, J. R. Heaton, S. B. Pearce and J. C. Hitchcock, and (unreadable) Kingsberry be requested to act with the committee. Resolved that we meet on the next Saturday to received the report of the committee. Resolved we solicit the Churches of Cedartown, Raccoon, Salem, Rome and Mountain for aid. Appointed J. C. Hitchcock Clerk. Granted Brother J. L. Whitehead and Sister Susan Whitehead Letters of Dismission. There being no other business, conference adjourned. James G. Ryals, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

February 26,1869

The Church at Van Wert met in conference. Elder James G. Ryals, Moderator. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, when Brother C. M. Keeling and William A. Dunford and Sister Martha E. Dunford presented letters from other Churches and were unanimously received. Called for references, and the building committee reported and Brethren B. E. Whitehead and S. B. Pearce was appointed a committee to collect the subscription for the church lot. Brethren J. R. Heaton and M. McCarley was appointed a committee to dispose of the lot. On motion, resolved a committee be appointed to solicit the members of the legislature for aid to build a House of Worship. Committee: Brethren B. E. Whitehead, J. C. Pankey, S. B. Pearce. There being no other business, conference adjourned. James G. Ryals, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

March 27,1869

Conference opened with singing. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, and no one came forward. Called for references. Committee on asking aid of the members of the Legislature reported and was discharged. On motion, resolved that we restore our colored sister, Perlina Whitehead, to full fellowship with us. And there was a Letter of Dismission granted the sister. And also, a Letter of Dismission was granted Brother William Tolbert and his wife. On motion, resolved that a committee be appointed to collect money to aid Elder E. A. Camp to buy a horse. Brethren B. E. Whitehead, S. B. Pearce and M. McCarley were appointed to the committee. There being no other business, conference adjourned. James G. Ryals, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

April 24, 1869

No conference.

April 29,1869

The Church at Van Wert met at a called conference to take into consideration the building of a House of Worship. On motion, resolved that the former committee to collect the subscription be continued. On motion, resolved that the building committee be continued, with the addition of Moses McCarley and Thomas Haynes, to do anything in regard to the building that may be lawful and right. There being no other business, conference adjourned. J. R. Heaton, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

May 22,1869

The Church met in conference. Opened the doors for the reception of members, when several brethren and sisters presented Letters of Dismission from other churches, to wit: J. M. Lumkin from Macedonia Church, Bartow County, Georgia; Sister Tabitha Anderson from Pleasant Grove Church, Carroll County, Georgia; Brother James Garner and his wife, Nancy C. Garner, of Fellowship, Harralson County, U'eQrjLia; __g ~d Sister Emeline Madden of Floyd Springs Church, Floyd, County Georgia and was unanimously received. 2nd, charged Sister Mary A. Wright with living in adultery. Appointed committee Brethren J. M. Lumkin and J. C. Pankey to wait on the Sister and inform her of the charge and request her to attend next conference to answer to the charge. On motion, J. R. Heaton was appointed to visit Cedartown Church to give information in regard to aid us in building a House of Worship. There being no other business, conference adjourned. James G. Ryals, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

June 26,1869

The Church met in conference. Opened a door for the reception of members and received none. Called for miscellaneous business, when Sister Mary A. Wright was charged with living in adultery, and on motion, she was expelled from the Church. No other business. conference adjourned. James. G. Ryals, Moderator C. M. Keeling, Clerk Pro Tem,

June 27, 1869, Sunday

Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, when Sister Adeline Scott, formerly Adeline Kinney, presented a Letter from Macedonia Church, Carroll County, Georgia, and was unanimously received. No further business. Adjourned. James G. Ryals, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

July 24, 1869

The Church at Van Wert met in conference. J. R. Heaton, Moderator. Opened the door for the reception of members. None came forward. Called for miscellaneous business, and appointed Brethren J. C. Hitchcock and Thomas Haynes as delegates to the General Meeting, to convene with the Lime Branch Church on Friday before the second Sunday in August, and J. R. Heaton was appointed alternate. There being no other business, conference adjourned. J. R. Heaton, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

August 21, 1869

The Church met in conference. J. R. Heaton, Moderator. Ist, opened the door of the Church for the reception of members and none came forward. 2nd, called for acknowledgment. 3rd, excuses of absentees. 4th, references. 5th, miscellaneous business and, on motion, went into the election of delegates to the Association, and elected Brethren J. R. Heaton and J. C. Pankey, and J. C. Hitchcock in case of failure. On motion, agreed to contribute two dollars for minutes. By request, granted a Letter of Dismission to Sister Camely A. Dempsey in lieu of a letter that is lost or mislaid. On motion, resolved that we have our Articles of Faith and Rules of Decorum read at our next meeting. On motion, resolved that we meet on next Saturday for the purpose of underpinning the new meeting house. On motion, Brother B. E. Whitehead was appointed to circulate a subscription to raise money to complete our House of Worship. There being no other business, conference adjourned. J. R. Heaton, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

September 25,1869

The Church met in conference. Elder E. A. Camp, Moderator. Opened the door for the reception of members, when Brother J. M. Heaton, an expelled member from this Church, presented himself for restoration, and after hearing his acknowledgment, he was unanimously restored to full fellowship. Again called for miscellaneous business, and there was a series of resolutions presented to the Church for adoption from the Bethlehem Church, in regard to how some of the delegates of the Association was treated at the last meeting of that Body by the Moderator, in abridging the right of delegates to speak, which was adopted. Resolved, that we adopt the following resolution: Resolved, inasmuch as it has been the Will of God to remove from us our Beloved Sister Martha E. Dunford by Death, which calls upon us to humble ourselves before the Lord, and further sympathise and condole with the bereaved family and relatives and order that a page be left blank in our Church Book in remembrance of our beloved sister, and further order that this resolution be spread on our Minutes and the Clerk send a copy of this resolution to the family and relatives of our deceased sister. No other business, adjourned. P. S. Resolved that we will not make Minutes of acknowledgments made voluntarily.

This page is dedicated to the memory of Sister Martha E. Dunford, deceased.

October, 1869

The Baptist Church of Christ at Van Wert met in conference according to appointment, for the purpose of electing a Pastor for the next year. I R. Heaton, Moderator. On motion, Elder James G. Ryals was unanimously elected to take charge of the Church for the next year. On motion, Brother S. B. Pearce, T. Haynes, M. McCarley and T. G. Madden was appointed a committee to wait on Brother Ryals, and request him to give us an answer whether he will serve us or not. On motion, adjourned. J. R. Heaton, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

November 27,1869

The Church of Christ at Van Wert met in conference. Elder James G. Ryals, Moderator. Opened the door for the reception of members and received none. Called for references and the committee appointed to wait on Elder Ryals to get an answer whether he would or not serve as a Pastor another year. Brother Ryals being present, declined to take charge of the Church. On motion, resolved that we meet on Wednesday for the purpose of choosing a Pastor to serve us for the next year. Sister Tabitha Anderson applied for a Letter of Dismission which was granted. On motion, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, inasmuch as it has again been the Will of the Lord to remove from us by Death, our Beloved Sister Manerva Dodds, which calls upon us to humble ourselves before the Lord, and we further sympathize and condole with the bereaved family and relatives of our deceased sister, and order that a page be left blank in our Church Book in remembrance of our beloved sister, and further order that this resolution be spread on our Minutes and the Clerk send a copy to the family of our deceased sister. On motion, adjourned. James G. Ryals, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

This page dedicated to the memory of our Beloved Sister Manerva Dodds, deceased.

December 1, 1869

The Church of Christ at Van Wert met according to appointment for the purpose of electing a Pastor to serve for the ensuing year. B. E. Whitehead, Moderator. On motion, elected J. M. Key, unanimously by acclamation. On motion, appointed Brother J. C Hitchcock committee to wait on Brother Key and request him to serve us next year as Pastor, and be at our next meeting. Adjourned. B. E. Whitehead, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

1870

January 8, 1870

Conference opened with singing. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator. Invited visiting brethren to seats. Opened the door for the reception of members, when Susan Simms presented herself for restoration, who was an expelled member from this Church, and after hearing her acknowledgment, she was unanimously restored to full fellowship with us. Called for references. The committee appointed to wait on Elder J. M. Key to inform him of the call we had made about a preacher to serve us for the year 1870 reported, and Brother Key being present, accepted the call. On motion, appointed a committee consisting of Brethren J. C. Hitchcock, J. R. Heaton and J. C. Pankey to circulate a subscription to raise funds to pay our Pastor and to pay him one half at the expiration of six months and the remainder at the end of the year. There being no other business, adjourned.

Elder J. M. Key, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

February 12, 1870

Met in conference. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator. Opened the door for the reception of members, when Brother and Sister Lipham presented a Letter of Dismission from a sister church, Macedonia, Coweta County, Georgia, and was unanimously received. Called for references. The committee to raise funds for our Pastor reported, and the committee was continued. Letters of Dismission was granted Sister Adeline Scott and Sister Keziah Rentz. No other business. Adjourned. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

February 12, 1870

After Divine Service by our Pastor, the door of the Church was opened, and received a Letter from Brother A. L. Hickman from Shiloh Church, Coosa County, Alabama, and he was unanimously received. Adjourned. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

March, 1870

No conference.

April 10, 1870

The door of the Church was opened, when Sister Amanda Wiley presented a letter from New Hope Church, Paulding County, Georgia, and she was unanimously received. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

May 7,1870

Met in conference. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members, when Brother James Morris presented a letter from Mt. Zion Church, Boston, Georgia and was unanimously received. Application was made for a Letter of Dismission for Brother J. M. Lumpkin and our colored Brother and Sister, Pleasant Glenn and wife. Appointed Brethren Keeling, Long, Haynes and Hitchcock to correspond with our sister church, Friendship. Resolved that we loan the Temperance family the benches that we have in the Masonic Hall, as long as they are used by the family. Appointed Brethren Pankey, Whitehead and Haynes as a committee to sell the remainder of our benches. Resolved, that we excuse our Pastor on our next meeting day for the purpose of visiting his aged mother. There being no other business, adjourned. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

June 11, 1870

The Church met in conference. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator. Opened the door for the reception of members, and received a letter from Brother T. G. Madden from Mt. Zion Church, Bartow County, Georgia, and he was unanimously received. On motion, resolved that a committee be appointed to inquire into the indebtedness of the Church, and assess each member according to what they have according to ad valorum, to pay the indebtedness of the Church. The committee to consist of Brethren A. J. Hickman and T. G. Madden. Resolved that we admit the Teacher at Van Wert to hold his examination and exhibition in our House of Worship, and Brother Heaton to attend on the day to see that the House is not abused. On motion, resolved a committee be appointed to wait on Brother Dunford and inform him of some unfavorable reports on him, and of his long absence from Church, and request him to attend the next conference and give the Church satisfaction. The committee to consist of Brethren S. B. Pearce and J. R. Heaton. No other business, adjourned. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

July 9, 1870

The Church met in conference. Elder J. M. Key, Moderator. Opened the door of the Church for the reception of members and received none. Called for references and the committee on assessing each member according to what they have to pay the indebtedness of the Church reported not ready. Committee to wait on Brother Dunford to inform him of unfavorable reports on him and request him to attend next conference and give his reason for his long absence reported not ready. Called for volunteer to represent us in the Association and resulted in the choice of Brethren Haynes and Hitchcock, and Hickman alternate. Brother Wood from Cedartown Church laid before the Body the propriety of creating a new Association, which was laid over for consideration. On motion, resolved that we let out our house no more, unless the Church agree to do so. On motion, resolved that we pay Mr. Dupree $5.45, the money that was raised by the Charade, and otherwise resolved further that Brother T. Haynes have the money that Brother J. R. Heaton has collected, 21 dollars. No other business. Adjourned.

Elder J. M. Key, Moderator
J. C. Hitchcock, Church Clerk

MALE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH

John C. Pool
John Nanghman
James M. Pankey
T.M. Cooper
C. A. Waites
James May
John Heaton
M. L. Blair

MALES IN VAN WERT CHURCH
John R. Heaton, a Deacon
B. E. Whitehead, a Deacon
S. B. Pearce, a Deacon
John C. Pankey
James L. Whitehead Dismissed by Letter
Joel Scott Dismissed
Jonathan Long
J. C. Hitchcock
Dr. Allen
J. C. York
James F. Hitchcock Dismissed by Letter
Moses McCarley Dismissed by Letter
Lindsey Elliott
Jesse Hitchcock Dismissed by Letter
Thomas McCarley Dismissed by Letter
Samuel A. C. Kilgo Dismissed by Letter
Thomas Haynes
James McCarley Dismissed by Letter
Thomas Marlow Dismissed
James E. Stovall
William Tolbert Dismissed by Letter
C. M. Keeling
William A. Dunford Dismissed by Letter
J. M. Lumkin Dismissed by Letter
James Garner Dismissed
A. J. Hickman
Sandford Lipham
T. G. Madden
James Morris
J. M. Heaton Dismissed by Letter
Tate
J. L. Chambers
W. M. Cooper
William Tolbert
W. A. J. Whitehead

NUMBER OF FEMALES IN VAN WERT CHURCH

Mary A. Heaton
Manerva Dodd Dead
Malinda Campbell
Manerva Morgan
Elizabeth Pankey Dead
Rebecca Pankey alias McGinnis
Lucinda Heaton
Amanda Brumbeloe
Martha McCarley Dismissed
Susan Whitehead Dismissed by Letter
Lila Hobbs
Nancy Hubbard
Mary J. Whitehead
Eugenia Whitehead
Mary Haynes
Vesta Scott . Dismissed
Lydia Elliott
Emily Long
Martha Hitchcock Dismissed by Letter
Lucy J. Hitchcock Dismissed by Letter
Anna Eliza Hitchcock Dismissed by Letter
Lydia McCarley Dismissed by Letter
Ann Heaton Dismissed
Elizabeth Waters
Matilda York alias Key
Elizabeth A. York Expelled
Ella Pearce
Caroline Pearce
Martha Whitehead Dead
Mary Heaton alias Akin
Sarah Harrison Dismissed
Mary A. Parks Dismissed by Letter
Harriett Rogers Dismissed by Letter
Mary A. Wright Expelled for Adultery
Lucinda Marlow Dismissed by Letter
Lucretia Marlow Dismissed by Letter
Matilda Marlow Dismissed by Letter
Amanda Arthur
D.D. Stovall Dismissed by Letter
Pauline Whitehead Dismissed by Letter
Martha E. Dunford Dead
Tabitha Anderson Dismissed by Letter
Nancy C. Garner Dismissed
Emmeline Madden Dead
Adeline Scott Dismissed by Letter
Laura Wozencraft alias York Dead
Adeline Lipham
Amanda Wiley
Susan B. Simms
Annie Cooper
Martha Tolbert
W. G. Whitehead
Susan Keeling
Tabitha Jones

NAMES OF COLORED MEMBERS
Pleasant Glenn
Lucinda Glenn
Paton Hutchings Dismissed by Letter
Leatha Hutchings Dismissed by Letter
Stephen Timmons Dismissed by Letter
Caroline Hutchings
Mary Sherell Dismissed by Letter

AN EXAMPLE OF A LETTER OF DISMISSION, FOUND TUCKED IN THE CHURCH BOOK

Georgia,

We the Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Zion, Bartow, County, do hereby certify that Brother James Morris is a member in full fellowship with us and is accordingly dismissed from us when joined to another Church of the same faith and order.

Done by order of the Church in conference.

December 4,1868 James. G. Ryals, Moderator L. Floyd, Clerk Pro Tem

 

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