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830 > Page 830 of History of Daviess County, Kentucky, together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational religious, civil military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, biographies of representative citizens, and an outline history of Kentucky.

HISTORY OF DAVIESS COUNTY. 1846, by Revs. Downs, Allen and Howard, ministers o1 the Missionary Baptist church, two or three miles southeast of the present house, in a log house that had been built by the Presby- terians. They occupied this church building several years. The original members were James F. Bennett, Wilson Waltrip, Benja- min Short, John Iglehart, Jonas Little, John HI. Vanover and Elizabeth Short. Rev. Isum Allen was Moderator, and Wilson Waltrip and Benjamin Short were elected and ordained Deacon-s. James T. Bennett was the first Clerk. Rev. Isum Allen was the Pastor until 1849, when W. J. Owen was called. The Pastors who have served this church since are Revs. Benjamin Lafferty, William R. Welch, K. G. Hay, J. S. Taylor, D. E. Yeiser, WilM- iam Stevens and P. F. Swindler. Rev. William Stevens is the v resent Pastor. During the winter of 1855-'56 Rev. W. R. Welch held a series of revival meetings in the district schoolhouse, and soon after moved to that locality, and built a log house within a few yards of where the present commodious structure stands. Rev. Allen, the first Pastor, resided a few years in Owensboro, where he died about 1866. Rev. Rafferty died in this county in 1877 or '78 near Hayden's bridge, on Panther Creek. There are now about 140 communicants; services once a month. The Deacons are: W. T. Hemingway, Matthew Murphy, W. H. Thomasson, J. H. Bandy and G. Ml. Hemingway; C. M. Cary,Clerk. The present church was built in 1875, and is a two-story frame building, 50 x 36 feet. Little flock United Baptist Church, more commonly known as Bristowites, is not recognized as a denomination by the regular Baptist association. About forty years ago, when the Panther Creek Baptist church adopted the work of missions as an especial part of its work, one Jasper Bristow made several motions in the church, which were voted down by the members. Finding all his wishes entirely disregarded, he took his hat, arose and said, " All who believe as I do, follow me." Several followed him, and they left the house. They then assembled in another place, drew up their letters, sent delegates to the Green River Association, claiming to be the church. These remaining in the church trans- acted the usual amount of business, drew up their letter for the Association, sending delegates as usual. The Association decided that those who remained in the house constituted the Panther Creek church. Bristow and his followers continued their work, calling themselves the Green River Association of the United 830