Baptist Church. The Bristowites bitterly opposed the missionary
work adopted by the Panther Creek church. They also believed
in the practice of feet-washing, and did not believe in a paid min-
istry. Those were the main points of difference between them.
and the mother church. Several other congregations have been
organized, and they call themselves the original Green River
  The Little Flock congregation was organized about the year
1847, with six or eight members, by Revs. James Samples, Jasper
Bristow and William Hendricks. They first worshiped in private
houses, but soon built a small log cabin near where the present
one now stands. It burned down several years ago, and they then
built the present house, which is a small hewed-log building.
There are now sixty-three members; services the first Sunday in
each month, and the Saturday previous, by the Pastor, Rev. James
B. Baughn.
  Atount Plea8ant Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organ-
ized Aug. 17, 1844, in the Sand Spring school-house on the John
Moseley land, by Revs. L. C. Philips and Joseph Weaver, with
twenty-three members; seven of these members had been members
of the old Camp-Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church, long
since discontinued, namely: William Hansford, John Moseley,
James Little, William Little, Mary Chapman, Frances Lashbrook
and Frances Crabtree. The last-named is the only one living of
the original seven. This church was first called the Sand Spring
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, taking its name from the school-
house, in which it was organized, which took its name from a
large sand spring near by. They worshiped in this house a few
years, when, with the aid of the citizens, they built a hewed-log
house, 24x 30 feet, on Union Hill, where the new Methodist church
now stands, and was used by them until 1868, when they built the
present structure, one half mile north of the old one, on the land of
C. M. Rubv. At the time of the dedication of this church the
name was changed to Mount Pleasant. They had no regular
Pastor until October, 1845, when Rev. Joseph Weaver was called
and had charge of the church until 1854. The Pastors that have
since served are as follows: Revs. W. 0. Smith, from 1859 to 1861;
Charles Gates, 1863 to 1865; J. C. Crabtree, 1865 to 1867; Charles
Gates, 1867 to 1870; J. C. Armstrong, a short time during 1871;
Charles Gates, 1871 to 1873; C. C. Boswell, 4873 to 1878; W. S.
Casky, 1878 to 1879; Willis Smith, 1879 to the present time. The