xt71g15t9r9g https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71g15t9r9g/data/mets.xml North Carolina Historical Records Survey of North Carolina 1941 Prepared by the North Carolina Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration; Other contributors include: United States Work Projects Administration Division of Community Service Programs; 39 leaves, 28 cm; Includes Bibliographical references; UK holds archival copy for ASERL Collaborative Federal Depository Program libraries; Call number FW 4.14:N 81cc/4 books English Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Historical Records Survey Project Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. North Carolina Works Progress Administration Publications Inventory of the Church Archives of North Carolina, Southern Baptist Convention, Flat River Association text Inventory of the Church Archives of North Carolina, Southern Baptist Convention, Flat River Association 1941 2015 true xt71g15t9r9g section xt71g15t9r9g kr r, _. l, V V J I   V UNHIERSITT OF KENTUCKY
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T The Historical Records Survey program is one of the many valuable and
Q permanent undertakings of the Work Projects Administration. One division
Q of this work is the Church Records Survey. The Federal Government has rec-
v ognized that in the field of history churches and their organizations oc-
° cupy an important place. Under the program as planned the work will extend
Q to every religious body of every creed in all the states in the Union.
; Of particular interest to Baptists is that part of the program which
i concerns the Baptist associations and churches of Forth Carolina. This
S work is already in progress and will be pressed toward completion. Under
{ the direction of an able supervisory staff, located in Raleigh, one or
l more workers is assigned to each association. These workers make a care-
' ful and industrious search for all church records, printed or in manu-
t script, minutes of associations, and any other unterials that may serve
[ the purpose of the Survey. `With this material in hand the editorial staff
ii prepares a short sketch of the association and its constituent churches,
which is published in a separate volume.
Those who are interested in church history will find those volumes
Q most valuable. For both the association and each local church is given
‘! a complete list of all records that have been discovered and from which
the sketches have been constructed, with a statement of where they may
be found. For the association, the time and place of its organization
.. are given with a list of its charter churches. Some account is also
given of the officers, especially the first and those of the present time.
For each church a like care is exercised in giving essential historical
g data, such as the time and place of constitution, the constituting offi~
i cers, the location and character of the houses of worship, and the growth
IY or decrease in number of members.
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Q This work is comprehensive and will be invaluable. lt preserves from
Q loss essential facts about our churches. Every one who is interested in
{ our religious history will greatly appreciate it. It will be most help-
Q ful also in creating an interest in preserving church records, as emphasis
E is placed on locating and inventorying the old and rapidly disappearing
Q records of the churches. No reader of these sketches can fail to recognize
Q the great significance of organized religious bodies in the life of the
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I § The Historical Records Survey was created in the winter of lQ$5-36 as
· Y? a nmtlor-wide Works Progress Administration project for the "disoovorg,
E preservation and llstlng of basic materials for rosouroh in tho hisiory of
g tue United Stat@s."~ Under the direction of Dr. Luther E. Evans, rho
° Q Survey undertook an extensive program for the inventory of state ond local
§ archives, curly Amorioon imprints, church urchivos, and collections of
é manuscripts. Pursuant to the provisions of tho Emergency Relief Act
Q passed Juno 30, 1939, rho existance of the Survoy as o single noriom-wide
l é project sponsored by WPA itself was tormimakod Ambush El, l93Q, and rho
Q· work of the Survey was continued within the indivi6ual states by locally
QC sponsored projects operating within the national YFA Hls+orioal Records
Q Survey Program, which continued under the iiroction of Dr. Evars until his
l resignation rnd tho subsoouont oppointmont of Snrgoni B. Child on March l,
5 l940.
J The North Carolina Project of the national Hlsioriool Fooords Survoy
{ was established February l, l956, with Dr. C. C. Cr brandon, Secretary of
‘ the North Caroline Historiosl Commission, ns Dirocror. Until Iovombor l95G
j tho Survey operated as an snromomous unit of the Federal wTlt€1S' Ppojoot,
E directed in Forth Caroline or Edwln Bjorkmom. Dru Crittenden resigned as
jr State Director Juno BO, l957, and mos suoooodod by Dan Lacy, who has pro-
*{ viously sorvoo as Assisrumt Stsko Djroctor. FE. Lacy resigned April 2,
{ 1940, to sccopt the position of Assistant to tho Director of Eisforioal
Y Pooords Survoy Projocis in Umshlngfon, and was sucozodod ky Col“@rt F.
` Crutchfield as Stake Supervisor. Tho work of hho Lorth Cwrolirm unit of
  the Historical Records Survey has boon continued ry rho Lorth Carolina
_ historical Records Survoy Project ost bllshrd Soptombor l, l? ?, and
Q sponsored by the North Carolina Historical Coumdsslon.
} The Inventory of the Church Archivos of Worth Carolina is one o? a
Q number of—ElEllo§Yd?KfE§* "¥é§KE“orE§mrod throughout
A tho United States by workers on the H‘storiosl Records Survey YTO§F&N•V A
Q separate section or tho lrvontory will be dovo¥sd to each donominatlor, cr
Q to oooh subdivision of o Qoncndxstlom which oIFords e puriish Flo unit
r? within itself. Tho publ*o&kiou horswlih prmssbroo, an Lnv~ntory of rio
lj rooords of the Flat River Assooiafion, is such o unit of the Southern Bup-
;} tist Convontion, with which douwnAr·kional boiy the Plot Rivor Association
Q is uffllioicd. Field work for the inventory war Gora by Mr:. Gamma H.
{ Floming, Miss Frances Woo€y, and Ior?loof T. Yznguw. Rosoaroh work st
f Wéko Forost Collogo Lilrnry was doro by Joh: W. Hsrguw. Enrrios wore
E written bv Mrs. har; Siozi Yann. Lho invorfory *·.· ros propcrsd uuuor the
y supervision of fosoph T. bbosnuhr ord rms road for inc siomsor by Dr. C. C,
{ Crittondon, Secretary of the Nortl Carolinz Llsrorioul Commission.
il This volume was prepared in uocordsyoo wlrh hochnioul lnsiructions
{ from.tho Washington Offioo of Historical kooords Survey Projects; it was
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2 charge of Church Archives Inventories, and by· Mr. Lacy. The Survey is
Q indebted to the North Carolina Feptist State Convention for supplies used
A; in this publication; to Mr, M. A. Huggins, Secretery—Treesurer of thet V`
I body,for his interest in and support of the work; to Dr. G. W. Peschul, of
Q “Weke Forest College, who reed and criticized the inventory; and to offic-
§ iels and members of the Flat River Association, who generously co-operated
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i The Survey gratefully acknowledges the co—operation and support of
{ Miss Charlie Huss, State Supervisor of the Research and Records Program of
I the Division of Community Service Programs, and members of her staff.
COLBERT P, CBUTCHFIELD STATE SUPERVISOR
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S, l. The False Forest College Library, Wake Forest, I?. C., has been desig-
rl nated as the official depository for non-current records of the assoc-
‘ { iations and churches affiliated with the Forth Carolina Eaptist State
i Convention.
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{ information was auailatle.
’· 5. The information appearing in this puilication has been obtained chief-
Q ly By Survey workers through personal interviews with pastors and
H church clerks. It has been supflementod when ¤ossible by research in
e; available printed and manuscript sources. Computations of membership
i and dates of constitrtion of churches have teen obtained when possible
I from rinted minutes of this and other associations to which the
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Q 4. Occasional references may he made in the entries to churches not in-
cluded in the inventory. ln such cases an entry for the church men-
e tioned normally will be found in the forthcoming volume for the de-
i nomination or denominational unit to which the· church at present
l belongs.
Q 5. Gaps in the records listed for some churches are due either to the
Q fact that they were not kept, were destroyed, or were simply not found
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6. No particular effort has been made to locate all Sund.y School records
; as they are usually of temporary character. lf easily availatle, they
* have been listed.
} 7. Associations referred to are affiliated with the Berth Carolina State
1 Taptist Convention unless otherwise indicated.
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¥ The history of the Flat River Association for the first 34 years of
9 its existence is obscure, as the earliest known minutes of the body are for
ji a session in 1828. Flat River Association was organized in 1794 from the
ii Roanoke Association (Virginia) at Catawba Neeting House, Halifax County,
·§ Virginia.l The churches represented at the organizational meeting were
? Grassy Creek, Tabbs Creek, Shearmans (became Tar River}, Tanner's, Gard-
yi ner's,2 Eno, Camp Creek, Lock (became Concord), Cedar Creek, and Feuse
{ (became New Light).$
li Flat River Association at one time embraced several of the counties
gg in the north central portion of North Carolina centering around Granville
if County, and included churches in Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance,
Q Wake, and Warren Counties, as well as a number of churches in Virginia
I north of the border counties of Person, Granville, and Vance. Since its
i organization in 1794 the association has experienced only one division.
1 In 1806 a number of churches petitioned for the division of the association,
? "whioh was agreed to, and the dividing line described as commencing at
5 Jones Bridge on Hico and running south along the road by Person Court House
i and Pain's Ordinary to Hi11sborough." After this division the churches to
‘ the east retained the name of Flat River and the western churches became
“ the Country Line Primitive Baptist Association.4
2 “With the division of the association in 1806 much of its territory to
1 the west was lost. Subsequent losses of churches to neighboring associa-
‘; tions, chiefly Beulah, Central, Mt. Zion, and Tar River to the west, south-
west, south, and east, respectively, further reduced its geographic area.
At the present time it covers only Granville County, with the exception of
a few churches in Person and Vance Counties and 1 church in Wake County.
i There are no records to show the names or number of churches dis-
Q missed in the division of 1806, tut in 1811 Upper South Nico, Country Line,
§ Lynch's Creek, Lick Fork, Flat River, Lower South Hico, Deep Creek, Stoney
I Creek, Amity, Wolf Island, and Bridge Nesting House Churches belonged to
Q the Country Line Primitive Baptist Association.5 It is quite probable that
i the majority of these were members of the Flat River Association prior to
il its division in 1806.
j 1. Minutes of the Flat River Baptist Association, Hold at Camp Creek yest-
p   Ui¥In'§?7@`c1§·Y?t§?°,`  lb'*E1`K zblhf EE`c""?i[E{i<` `c?""d¤·;» 6131-,
* I`§`?S5T`§Y—l4-T"iH`Ht{1EE"E"f the VsriE~`iIs"7£s'E»E`i7§+;1`€>3iE`1¤.1—7¢'l{eE~2?i,}I;i-r`Ec175i¥Z?H
f a§—Ldnutes, with the name of the association and the year»
*K 2. Gardner's was an arm of Tanner's Church (Thomas J. Taylor, A history of
* the Tar River lssscntisn, icso--iam, pp. 27, iss), me upon  
;C slbnfof TEEEErIs into tho T$r~Fiver Association in 1841, Gardner's
ip automatically became affiliated with Tar River Association.
5 5. Minutes, Flat River Association, 1893, p. 14.
V 4. Ibid., 1833, p. 6. A—”———
I 5. David Benedict, General History of the Baptist Denomination in America
  and ou·i·, p.  
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r ,1 in 1890.56 From Tar kiver Association came Henderson in 1878.37 Providence
? was received from Beulah Association in 1877.38 Mill Creek, received in
A 1870,59 North Fork received in 1876,40 Roxboro,received in 1882,41 and
Q Snow Hi11,reoeived in 1889,42 were neither received as newly constituted
QQ nor from any other association. Mt. Carmel Church was received between
§; 1811 and 1828.45 Mt. Moriah Church was received between 1811rand 1830.4%
qi Poplar Creek Church was a member of the association l84O—56,4° becene in-
it active, and was received as a reorganized church in 1865.46 State Line
ij Church, a member of the association 1886-1929,47 was inactive 1930-Z9,
A reorganized in 1940, and plans to join the association at its next annual
QE meeting.
if Since its organization the association has lost twenty-five churches,
F in addition to the ones lost in.the division of 1806. To Central Associa-
13 tion went Brassfield in 1860,QB New Bethel in 1867,49 and New Light
lf (formerly Neuse) and Mary's Chapel in 1921,50 Bethel and Roxboro, dismissed
1% 1912,51 Antioch and Mill Creek, dismissed 1916,52 and Providence, dismissed
A 1917,i% became members of Beulah Association.54 Mt. Moriah, disnnssed
{ 1869,°D and Sandy Level, dismissed 1876,5b became members of kk. Zion As-
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40. TEE., isvs, p. s.
41. lhid., 1882, p, G.
42. ETH'., ieee, p. 5.
r QZ. Yotnlisted as a member of the association in 1511, Benedict, History
5 of the Baptist Denomination, II, 526; received into Sandy CreoF~ASsoo-
A lation TYEm*F1at—iiver—A§s$ciation in 1828, George W} Purefoy, A
,§ History of the Sandy Creek 8aptist Association From its Orgahizekion
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i Histor§ oT*SEnd§ Cree} Zgsbciatgen.
X, 44.  ET_the`Essociation in 1811, Benedict, History
A of the Baptist Denomination, 11, o26; listed as member in 18€CT77E$Y
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? 48. lbid., 1860, p. Q; Tirutes, Central Association, 1860, p. 2.
             
1; iation, 1867, 9. 2.
`i 50. Tqnutes, Flat Diver Association, 1921, p. 11; Ninutes, Central Assosj
5, T a“~c‘aTfm",‘· 1‘§`§1 ,‘ §.TZ"11".` "‘"“`
·§ 51. Ygnutes, Flat River Association, 1912, p. 5.
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.1 54. Yinutes, Beulah Association, 1912, p. 5; 1913, p. 3; 1916, p. 1; 1917,
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tj became members of Tar River Asscciation.6O Buffaloe, dismissed 1852,61
{1 and North Fork, not listed after 1885,62 were located in Virginia and prob-
1 il ably joined a Virginia association. Mt. Carmel Church was received into
Q Sandy Creek Association from Flat River Association in 1828.65 Eno, Camp
pj Creek, Cedar Creek, and Tar River (formerly Shearman's) became anti—mission
il in doctrine and were expelled from the association and became Primitive
HE Baptist in 1859.64 Pritchard's Meeting House was reported to be a member of
by E.  the association in 1811, but was not listed as a member in 1829.65 The re-
Qi maining four churches have simply ceased to be reported as members of the
4 association and probably became defunct near the date last reported. These
Q churches, with the dates of the minutes in which they were last reported,
gl are; Friendship, 1845; Shady Hill, 1861; Mtn Calvary, 1875; and Snow Hill,
LQ 1905. Poplar Creek Church was not listed as a member of the association
fd 1855-65, being inactive, but rejoined as a reorganized church in 1855.66
lr The membership of the association has shown a steady increase, with
A the exception of a slight decrease for a few years. ln 1794 the association
} had a total membership of soo;€7 in 1811, 951;98 in 1850, 1,552; in 1840,
f* 1,580; in 1850, 2,404; in 1860, 2,847; in 1870, 2,714; in 1880, 2,565; in
Y, 1890, 5,978; in 1900, 4,141; in 1910, 5,192; in 1920, 5,529; in 1950, 7,564;
Q and in 1958, 8,589.
l The organization of the Flat River Association, like other associations
Q affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, is simple. ln 1851 its
 } working body was composed of three delegates from each of its constituent
i churches,69 but in 1847 the constitution was amended to include in this
, body all ordained ministers of the association and any others having charge
1Q of any church within the bounds of the association. These ordained minis-
ii ters, however, were not entitled to an active seat but were ex officio.’O
ii ln 1851, the constitution provided merely that the association "shall have
1% a moderator and a clerk";7l in 1855 it provided for the election of these
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g 57. Listed as nember of lt. Zion Association in earliest available minutes,
ji Vinutos, 1%. Zion Association, 1875, py. 7, 22.
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le 50. TEEner's Church appears in the earliest available minutes of Tar hiver
E Association, Yinutes, Tar Riier Association, 1845, p. 5; Henderson was
»€ received inil8T@t—1Ernd¥¥Qm1THrY5?5§FiK§€5€iation, 1892, p. 4.
5 61, Vinutes, Flat Tiverbnbsodié?in;_T552,wpT“5Tmm__
, 5; sz. "5"I i(1."", is“"’“ss, p`:-'1°E`:`~`”`°-No--7-'_
lj 65. Tdrdfoy, History of Sipd;·Crpeg_Associ2ti2p, p. 157.
EJ 54. Minutes, 1dEt~HitEr`EssociZtion, 1895, pp. 14-16.
ti 65. l¥§E§1iEt,  Denomination, ll, 526; Minutes,
l s Flat River t_Ks1sb·d-iZ.Ti.b.n-T_1_5T.E-.*1:ES . "
Ti 66. Minutes, Flat River Association, 1865, p. 5.
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Q1 68. 5EHEdict, History of the Baptist Denondnatipr, II, 526.
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tj 70. Ibid., 1847, p. 15.
lg 71. lbid., 1851, p. 5.
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Q gfficers and stated that the clerk was to receive an annual compensation for
{ his servic€s.72 A treasurer of the association was &pr0in#©d. The associa-
Q tion had the power to admit churches by petition if found orderly &nd ortho-
Q dex; to appoint committees; to appoint 2 presbytcry whose power it was to
?j orduin ministers and constitute churchas (however, in 1838 this later power
Q? was taken from the association "as a prcsbytery has long been dispensed with
MF by the ass0ci&t10n"73); to withdrew from any church in the union which dev-
Qi iaied from the orthodox principle; and to assist its constituent churches in
1; all difficu1ti€s.74 In 1852 the constitution was completely revised.75
rg This new constitution provided for a working body consisting of three dele-
fi gates from each of the constituent churches,76 but was amended in 1866 to
@? include, with full power, the pastors of the churches of the msscciution.77
Q; The constitutional officers were a moderator, a clerk and a treasurer, who
g1 were to be elected by ballot at each annual me€ting.7é This provision was
F amended in 1923 to read “....wh0 shall be elected by ballot at one annual
L meeting to serve at the next."79 In 1928 it was changed again to provide
f` that these officers bc elected by ballot at each annual meeting and hold
* office until a new election, to be held at the next session of the associa-
Q ti0n.BO In 1917 an ammndmemt was added which provided that the clerk of the
{ preceding meeting 0f the association was to call the body to order, und, in
§ the absence of the clerk, the pastor 0f the church at which the nwcring was
2 being held should act as tamporary chuirmmn.8l This provision was dropped
S from the constitution in 1920.52 It is the duty of tha moderator to preside
{ at meetings, appoint committees, and perform such other duties as are re-
i quired 0f presiding officers. The clerk is to keep a record of the proceed-
1 ings of fha association, to conduct the correspondence, and, in tha absence
V of the moderator to call the association to order. The treasurer has charge
if of all funds of the association and may disburse than only under thu direct-
1 ion of the association. At the clcse of his official twrm he must report
2 the amounts received &rd expended. C0mmit*@©s are usually appointed to
QK encourage subscriptions to religious periodicals; to solicit support for
E missions and for various denominational institutions; to encourage atrend-
; &nce ut denominational schools; to stimvlutc Sunday Schools; and to select
$ the date, place, and crcachsr for the next an1u¤1 m@ctirg.85 The permanent
§ records of each association are kept 0n1y in fha form of printed rinutes of
? the annual sessions, which include lists of delegates and of commitree uwnw
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yg E?;;E§‘$©GYYYEEQEHEE?W{;7€5$E}T?ZEYs change.
il 75. Ibid., 185S, p. 7.
Y? 74. TETE., passim.
  75. ‘1`1TF1., T§€Z"p. 5.
f 76. 1bi6., p. 1,
Q 77. Tb1H., 1866, p. 5.
YQ 78. 1Eid., 1862, p. 1.
jf 79. Ibid., 1923, p. 19.
11 80. TFT€,, 1928, p, 1, The constitution has evidently been amcr0c% to
,Q EBV?} this change, however, no official mention of an ¤mzndncn* is
j{ fcnxnd.
j° 81. Ibid., 1917, vcrso front covcr.
QQ R2. TETH., 1920, Verso front c0v¤r.
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% bers; a record of proceedings; reports of committees; financial reports;
f and statistical reports covering merbership, Sunday Schools, property,
% and finances of the constituent churches.
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5Y Since 1828 the following men have served the essocietion as modera-
§ tors:8&
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Q1 Zechariah Allen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1828-35, 1856-59
,7 ‘W. H. Jordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1843-43
‘; William Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1845
¥i Elijah Hester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1846-QS, 1850-54
gg Drury A. Norris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1849
ji Snnuol Whit. . . . . . . . . ...... . .1955
§’ G. W. Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1856
at J. H. Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1857-GO
s' `?. A. Atkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1861-68
gv 1. H. Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1869-70
it R. 1. Devin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l?71-72
1 J. A. Stradley . . . . . . ....... . .1873-75, 1 QD-1906
§‘ F. H. Underwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1876-77, 1880
§` W. D. lorner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1878-79
Q A. H. Veazey . . . . .... . . . . . . . .1851
( F. P. Hobyood. . . . . . . . ...... . .1882-88
Q T. H. Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1889-91
i A. C. Farham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1892-93
4 E. S. Roystor. . .... . . . . . . . . . .l8€G—Q8
F. H. Fountain . . . . . . ........ .1907-12
' *f. A. Devin. . . . . . . . . ........ 191T-15
1 C. D. Ray. . ........ . . . . . . . .1317
_ E. B. Keadows ...... . . . . . . . . . .lE1&—19
1 J. S. Watkins. . . . . ..... . . . . . .lQ20-Z1
j F. Y. Karoook. . .... . . . . . . . . . .1922-26
.Q W. H. Upehurcn . . . . .... . . . . . . .1923-ZG
ij W. D. Poe. . ..... . . . . . . ..... 1957-40
l Since 1628 the following men have served the association ss c1erKs;U;
1 W. A. Hudgins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182Y-Z2
Q. Thomas B. Ferret . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1836-47
' it Robert 1. Devi;. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18逗58
ij Edward Dslby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1?59—65
jj 8. F. Hester . .... . . . . . . . . . . .1866-69, 1F7€,
ig 1695-86
ti J. J. Loxsdole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1570-75, 1€€3-E4
W H. Axis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1877-80
gg B. U. howard . . . ............ .1PRl
Q "B. D, Noword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lCk2
J li JN. P. Stredley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1&&7
Q C. T. Wilson . ........ . . . . . . .1&§8
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Q B. S. Royster .... . . . . . . . . . . . . .1889-90
C J. G, Blalock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1891-05
f "W. L. Foushee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1804-97
j J. C. Howard . .... . . . . . . . . . . . .1898-1916
, E. G. Usry. . . . . . .... . .... . . . .1017-22
»y VL R. Namgum. . . . . . . . . . .... . . . .1923-26
{ Sam.A. Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1928-40
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it 1. FHlTCPAKD'S BEETIFG EOUSE, date of organization and of
aj dishahdmeht uhtnowh. Near Chapel Hill, Orange Couhty.l
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ti 2. GIASSY CREEK PAETIST CYURCY, ce. 1762--. Route i4,
y* Oxford, Granville County. `—*
gc constituted about 1762. Operated as 8H arm of Sandy Creek Church about
if 1757-62.2 A member of Sandy Creek Association 1762-71; of General Assoc-
§ iation (Virginia), 1771-85; probably of Middle District Association
Q (Virginia), 178i-66; of Roanoke Association (Virginia), 1788-05; ard of
§ Flat River Association, 179i--.5 First building, 1757-l85?, a frame
Q structure. Second buildirg, 1833-1956, a frame structure 200 yards from
, first site; remodeled 1879. Present buildirg, 1956--, a rectangular red
E brick structure with concrete porch ard steps, main auditorium, two as-
? sembly rooms, eight Sunday School rooms, basement, double front doors, and
E staiued—g1ass windows; dedicated October 1936. Horty—two members dismissed
_5 to organize Island Creek Church ih l820 (see ertry G), A number of members
t; dismissed to organize Hester Baptist Church in 1823 (see e try 7). First
§ resident clergyman, Rev. James Read, 1762-70, 177K-70.4 The church has
é reported a Sunday School sirce 1872. Church newbership ih 1790, 120;5
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t I. Purefoy, History of Sandy Creek Association, p. 266. Listed by Bene-
§ dict, Yistzdirtds $HF?Fimll, 526, as a nouber of
§* Flat  E~YEET1isted as a renter of the associa-
¥ tion thereafter ir ary of the ;drutes of the association. Efforts to
Ni locate records or other material eridovccs of the existence of this
id church have beer uwsuccessful.
tj 2. George`?. Paschal, history of *:rth Caruli a Baptists, p. 300; herein-
ti after cited as PancYb1i~T?X?Z} 
Qi 5. Ibid., p. 302. Posohal statesmthat Grrssy Crook Church was a xorber of
tE CEheral_Assoeiotioh fred the organization of the association in 1771
  until the OI`Qf9-Z`1Z€»t1011 of lioaziolrre Association in 17%. However, jim;-$1s
Q District Association was orya ized ir 17Cd frow.Gemeral Association and
EH Roanoke Association was orgaoized from Tjddle District Association it
ed 1768 (Robert E. Sovple, A Iistory of the Rise and Progress oi the Fro-
Ig  tists in vir;ir».i.s, pp.   l7EeYéTc?e`T+I“T§ HEHE?¤’»i;Tc&—T5`"`~rjifT(
A?   was a neuter of Middle District Associntirn 17:4-u8
{ and went into Rganoke Associatiov at the division of Fiddle Distiict ir
it ivee.
W Q. Paschal, History of the Baptists, p. 301.
tj 5. John AspluHdT1NZ{1E{RE1—?]€isE§r_o£.the_EaEtist Doronihatgch is
yg North Auerica,"$T-€7Tm—¤ C
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fQ in 1811, ll5;6 in 1850, C8; in 18é0, 255; in 1850, 258; in 1860, 567; in
%g 1880, 259; in 1890, 199; in 1900, 207; in 1910, 185; in 1920, 272; in
,1 1950, 295; and in 1958, 520.
2( .
if hecord Book, 1852-1925, 1925--. d vols. Includes minutes of church con-
“$i ferences; church covenant and bylaws; membership rolls, showing how and
3i when received and diswdssedg and names of pastors. Includes also nrsws
1, of church officials, 1880-1921, and financial records, 1880--. In custody
2; of Hr. Charles D. Winston, Nelson, Va.
Q Xiscellaneous, 1915-25. 1 vol. Includes rough notes on minutes of church
f