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I _ INIVEHSIW IJF I2i¥‘"iis;“‘im—¤#miss, ieee, p. s;
* ’ listed in Minutes, Stanly·]EEbEiEtioY:'l§E§J,n. KQ-“`— 4
6. Not 1isted—sl;?EEdm;%mET—any ossooidtiors which had churches in the
territory new embraced by Stauly Association.
7. Minutes, Stanly Association, 18SQ, pp, 12-15. A
f 8. lbidT,NlG5lT_pT-?T`_—1F%YlZhdon later became inactive}w
¥     ioozs, p.  
I 10. Tdild., 1905, p. 5.
{ 11. THE., ieee, p.  
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 *· 14. THE., wits, p. <1.
it 15. Ihid., 1915, p. 5.
 I 16. TEE., 1916, p. 4.

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if l919;l7 Grace and Yadkin in 1921;18 Richfield in l925;19 Stanfield and`West
—§ Oakborc in 1926;2O Pau1's Crossing in l955;2l Oak Grove in l936;22 Fairview
{Q in l957;25 and Pop1in's Grove in 1959.2% Other additions came from adjoin-
gl ing associations. Prospect Church was received fron leck1onburg—Cabarrus
ii Association in 1894,29 and Chancey's Hill in 1903.26 From Pee Dee Associa-
1 yg tion came Anderson Grove, Kendal1's, and Palmerville in l888;27 Badin and
, ·n Gold Hill in 1889;28 and Norwood in 1900.29 Elizabeth, Corinth, and
. n? _ l Mineral Springs in 188650 and Mount Zion in 188751 were received from
#~ Rocky River Association. Mission Church appears in the minutes for the
_¤ I first time in 1895 with no mention regarding its being received from an-
' t other association or being newly constituted.52
t Since its organisation the association has lost fifteen churches. NR.
* Pleasant, Wyatts Grove, and Corinth were disnnssed in 1927 to unite with
E Rowan Association;35 Midland in 1938 to unite with Gebarrus Association;54
QL and Miami in 1911 to unite with Kscklcnburg-Caharrus Association.55 Other
- é churches have simply ceased to be reported as hmndcrs of the association
Y and probably became defunct near the date last mentioned. Those churches,
_ , with the dates of the last minutes in which they were reported, are: hk.
~i Q Zion, 1888; China Grove, 1889; Elizabeth, 1895; Zion Hill, 1897; New
§ London (old), 1898; Poplin's Grove, 190i; Gold Hill, 1907; Yadkin, 1925;
é and Smyrna, 1929. An effort to revive Smyrna during the next 2 or 3 years
§ failed,
_- ‘ The membership of the association has increased rapidly. ln 1885 the
{ ,§ constituent churches reported a total membership of 417; in 1895 this had
¤ Qi increased to l,4Q7; in 1905 to 2,259; in 1915 to 5,624; in 1925 to 5,001;
E in 1953 to 5,962; and in 1958 to 6,621.*6
1 The organization of the Stanly Association is simple. Its working
body is composed of all ordained ministers serving its churches, and three
` or more messengers elected annually from each church. No courtesy·seats
g_ 17. hinutes, Stanly Association, 1919, pa Es ` -
1 is. -lbi.~§-,m1€:1-2lTi~E- """e. ""“`°" `
y 19. lbid., 1925, p. 5.
g, zo. TbT&`., iozs, p. e.
»   21. TBEET., iess, p. s.
  22;. TEE., ieee, p. 7.
1 25. Tbid., 1957, p. 8.
24. lahbtes of the Fifty—Fifth Annual Session of the Stanly Association
had not been printed at tign of survey.
25. Minutes, Stanly Association, 1891, p. 5.
1 2G. lbldTT`190Ej`§T`5§"T5i%TEhhnged te Midland, 19225
27.   ieee, p. 4.
  2s. TEE., nasa, p. 4.
gr 29. lTEEQ, 1900, p. Z.
* so. Tm'., ieee, p. 4.
. 51. TTEH., 1887, p. 6.
Q B2. TTEF., 1895, p. 11.
$5. TTEHL, 1927, p. 4.
, 34. lEid,, 1936, p, 6, Admiticd cs Chancey's Jill.
it Z5. Ibid., 1914, p. 12.
5 $6. Bata drawn from statistical tables in minutes for years cited.

  
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lf are extended except to these persons. The ministers and messengers meet
wi in annual sessions for worship and the transaction of business. The
Ԥ elected officers of the association are a moderator, vice-moderator, his-
ti torian, clerk, and treasurer. It is the duty of the moderator to preside
fj at meetings, appoint committees, and perform such other duties as are re-
Yf quired of presiding officers. The duty of the vice-moderator is to
,i preside in the absence of the moderator. It is the duty of the historian
tt to submit at each annual meeting a historical sketch of one of the constit-
1, nent churches. The clerk is to keep a record of the proceedings of the
;i association and see that the minutes are printed and distributed among the
y churches. The treasurer has charge of all funds of the association and may
Y pay them out only under the direction of the association. He must submit
5 annual reports to the association of all receipts and disbursements.57
lt Committees are usually appointed to encourage subscriptions to religious
éi periodicals; to solicit support for missions and for various denominational
institutions; to encourage attendance at denominational schools; to stimu-
, late Sunday Schools; and to select the date, place, and preacher for the
E next annual meeting. An executive committee supervises the general affairs
g of the association and devotes itself especially to the provision of ade-
` ` quate ministerial and missionary service in the area of the association.
Q A promotion committee works in connection with the State Mission Board in
V Q matters pertaining to general denominational interests within the associa-
Q tion.5B
The records of the association are kept only in the form of printed
’ minutes of the annual sessions, which include lists of delegates, minis-
Q ters, and committee members; a record of proceedings; reports of committeeg
_ financial reports; and statistical reports covering membership, Sunday
g School, property, and finances of the constituent churches.
p E Since the organization of the association the following men have
Q served as moderators:5Q
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3 'W. J. Mertcn,"A1beterle, N. C. . . . . . . 1886-87
é C, C, Foreman, Silver, N. C. . . . . . . . 1885, 1888-89
1 E J. C. Denny, Heiligs lhlls, N. C. . . . . 1890
  J•F•lIOdgG••••b••••••••••].89].
i D. S. Morton, Whitley, N. C. . . . . . . . 1892 ‘
1 E E. F, Eddins, Palmerville, N. C. . . . . . 1893-95, 1897-1906
j Z J.`W. Suttle, Albemarle, N. C. . . . . . . 1898
. T C. J. Black, Ei; Lick, N. C. . . . . . . . 1907-14
, ¥ E. M. Brooks, Palmerville, N. C. . . . . . 1915-18
N Q. C. Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1919-24
· J. Marvin Smith, Albemarle, N. C. . . . . 1925
J. M. Page, Badin, N. C. . . ....... 1926
; F. A. Bower, Albemarle, N. C. . . . . . . 1927-32
F $7. "Constitution," Minutes, Stanly Association, 1938. The censtitutiwn
. is also to be IW{EEYd3Ydi§;dYfHuteE—YErtiE;t_other sessions of the
_ _ associations.
l $8. Minutes, Stanly Association, passim.
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  M. L. Dorton, Albemarle,   C. . . . . . . . . . 1955-57
  J. D. Marler, 1lew‘London, E?. C. . . . . . . . . 1958-59
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  The following men have served the association as cle1·ks;€LO
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  Dc Sn Morton, .A,].b€Zi1?E}.I`]..G, 1\1• C• • • • • • • • • •  
·   W. K. Littleton, Palestine, IJ. C. . . . . . . . 1890-91
. {_  E. DQ Teeter, Locust Level, ll. C. . . . . . . . 1892-99, 1911
 f D. S, Morto11,‘Whit1ejr, N. C. . . . . . . . . . . l900—l91G
 I S. A, Jenkins, Rt. 2, Locust Level, N. C. . . . 1912-15
  J. C, Gillospio, Norwood, N. C. . . . . . . . . 1916-18
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{ 3 E. A. Bl“91'1C1'1`• ........ . . ....... 1921
  J. R. Miller, Norwood, lT. C. . . . . . . . . . . 1922-24
  E. M. Broolcs, A.1bG1.l%`.I‘1·E?, FF. C. . . . . . . . . . 1925-28
  TF?. A. Hough, Fox-: London, E?. C. . . . . ..... 1929-55
  Z•TAr•RO`bEl11.••••••••••••••¤••••].956
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  Richard Buss, Albenmrle, N. C. . . . . . . . . . 19*10-41
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IQ 1. POPLIN’S GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, ca. 1800-1904. Near
E, Albemarle, Stanly County. Y"
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§§ constituted about 1800. A member of Rocky River Association 1880;41 of
fi Pee Dee Association 1881-84542 received into Stanly Association 1885.43
Q; Church services were held in a one—room frame structure from organization
Qj to date of lapse. First known resident clergyman, Rev. J. R. Littleton,
Q 1880, The church reported a Sunday School as early as 1889. Church
‘Q nembcrship in 1880, 27; in 1895, 76;and in 1905, 58, See also entry 45.
43 Record Book, 1890-1904. 1 vol. Includes minutes of the church confer-
yi ences, membership rolls, names of pastors, and incomplete record of
E organization of the church. In custody of Mr. C. E. Burris, R. F. D.
    _, AlbGI1l9.I`].G •
U 2. KENDALL'S BAPTIST CHURCH, 1850--. 5 miles northwest of
?i Albemarle, Stanly County.
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T? Constituted January 51, 1850, by members of Rocky River Church under the
Q leadership of Job Calloway. A member of Pee Dee Association as early as
§ 1841;*4 received into Stanly Association 1888.45 Operated as an arm of
1 Rocky River Church 1825-50. First building, 1820-1904, known as Ken-
¤; dal1's Meeting House, a small log chapel erected through community co-
;‘ operation on a plot of land donated by Sam Kendall; located near the site
J of the present building. Present building, 1905--, a large frame
ji structure with 5 Sunday School rooms, bell, and pews of native oak which
t were used in the original building; dedicated 1907 by Rev. J. B. Richardg,
A son, son of the first pastor. First resident clergyman, Rev. Noah
Richardson, 1850. The church has reported a Sunday School since 1881.
Church membership in 1841, 50; in 1855, 55; in 1867, 95; in 1876, 66;
1 in 1889, 75; in 1899, 121; in 1909, 157; in 1919, 161; in 1929, 159;
and in 1958, 161.
lj Record Book, 1955--. 5 vols. Includes minutes of the church conferences;
{ membership rolls, showing how received and how dismissed; and quarterly
t reports. In custody of Mr. J. R. Pickler.
" Financial record, 1956--. 4 vols. Includes record of receipts and
A disbursements. In custody of Mr. DeWitt E. Henderson.
f Sunday School record, 1955--. 4 vols. Includes membership rolls; names
Y of officers and teachers; and record of attendance, visitors, and col-
li lections. Kept at church.
Q 41. Minutes, Rocky River Association, 1880, p. 8 (earliest available
  ?HiETu%T%` iEi”$iHTcTT¥B‘6 E"h"u`r'&T, `°T§"11sted) .
i 42. Minutes, Pee Dee Association, 1881, p. 11; Ibid., 1884, p. 15.
i 45. ldnuted, Stah1y“Association, 1885, p. 5.
. 44. hinutes, ?E5_Bee-AEE55iati5h, 1841, p. 2. (earliest minutes avail-
¥  *Z>“1€)`2," “"` """` `“`“""`"-
y 45. Minutes, Stanly Association, 1888, p. 4.
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tr 5. BADIN BAPTIST CHURCH, 1856--. Main St., Badin, Stanly
QQ County.
h% (Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1856-1929)
Constituted April 17, 1856. A member of Pee Dee Association as early as
Qi l84l;46 received into Stanly Association 1889.47 First building, 1856-68,
ti a one-room log structure. Second building, 1869-81, a one-room frame
?§ structure. Third building, 1882-1924. Present building, 1925--, a brick
'E structure, Georgian architecture, with 50 rooms, heating plant, art—g1uss
` windows, and bell; dedicated 1956. First resident clergyman, Rev. Benja-
_, min Lanier, 1856-41. The church has reported a Sunday School since 1877.
1 Church membership in 1841, 51; in 1855, 56; in 1866, 121; in 1876, 127;
;· in 1886, 105; in 1897, 120; in 1905, 84; in 1914, 109; in 1918, 245; in
g 1928, 274; and in 1958, 289.
si Record Book, 1902-19, 1924--. 4 vols. Includes minutes of the church
if conferences; umrmership rolls, showing how received and how dismissed;
A record of deaths; and financial records. In custody of Mrs. Henry Hall.
if Sunday School record, 1951--. 2 vols. lncludes general monthly summar-
#1 ies; and record of attendance, visitors, and collections. Kept at church.
l` Baptist Training Union record, 1957-58. 1 vol. Includes nwnmership
y rolls; topics discussed et meetings; and record of attendance and col-
1,i lections. Kept at church.
ff historical sketch written by`W. K. Littleton, five doub1e—spaced pages,
tf typewritten, dated July 50, 1919; revised in 1956 by Rev. L. D. Munn.
iQ In custody of Mrs. J.`W. Miller.
YZ 4. PIEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1845--. Near Oakboro,
PE Stanly County.
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Y Constituted 1845. Received into Pee Dee Association 1845;48 a member of
yy Rocky River Association as early as 1872;49 received into Stanly Associa-
Z$Z tion 1885.50 First bui1ding,il845-92, a log structure which stood 100
1% feet from present site. Present building, 1892--, a large frame structure
,{ with 4 Sunday School rooms, hand made pews, and bell; dedicated 1894; re-
f3 paired 1908. First resident clergyman, Rev. Henderson Carter. The church
pq has reported a Sunday School since 1892. Church membership in 1872, 48;
Q}; in 1886, 75; in 1905, 87; in 1922, 170; in 1952, 186; and in 1958, 208.
th` Peccrd Book, 1886--. 4 vols. Includes minutes of the church conferences;
it rules of decorum; membership rolls; text of sermons; records of quarterly
ii and annual reports to the conference and association; and financial
EQ records. Includes also roll of local and visiting ministers, 1886-1909.
ii 1 vol., 1886-1909, in custody of th. Luther Whitley. 5 vols., 1909--,
LQ in custody of Mr. H. T. Dick.
s 46. Minutes, Pee Dee Association, 1841, p. 2.
T  47. THEERET, §,T§n`i§f“A_§`sT?>E1`Z.*t`Ic`§$j' 1889, p. 4.
  4c.   i¥·§`Tn'é‘s~“Y4Eé‘6¤?iEHEa, isms, p. 3.
  rs.   T€6E157`£€i%Tr‘iX§ET56i’5tiOn, 1872, p. 10 (eariiest mmiabie
,4Q minutes).- —-
52 E0. yhnptes, Stcnly Association, 1885, p. 3.

  
Q Register, 1925--. 1 vol. Includes membership rolls, showing how received
ag and how dismissed; roll of pastors and church officials; and record of
it deaths. In custody of Mr. Luther Whitley.
1 Sunday School record, 1958--. 2 vols. Includes membership rolls; names _
€ of teachers and officers; and record of attendance, visitors, and col-
;; lections. Kept at church.
i` 5. MIHELAL SPRINGS &AP7IST CHURCE, 1845--. 2 miles southwest
x of Oakboro, Stanly County.
i Constituted 1845. A member of Peo Dee Association 1845-5G;51 of Rocky
River Association as early as 1872;52 received into Stanly Association
p 1886.55 First building used until 1910, a one-room log structure, located
M 1 mile east of present building. Second building, 1910-27, destroyed by
{ windst@w®:. Present building, 1928--, a seven-room brick structure with
€ wings on either side which are used as Sunday School rooms; dedicated
p 1950. First resident clergyzwn, Rev. E. David, 1855. The church has
t reported a Sunday School since 1905. Church uenmership in 1655, 57; in
jp 1856, 59; in 1872, 55; in 1882, 48; in 1892, 57; in 1905, 52; in 1915,
FQ E9; in 1925, 156; and in 1958, 156.
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JQ Record Book, 1951--. 1 vol. Includes minutes of the church conferences
It and hoard of deacons. Includes also financial records, 1954--. In
qt custody of Mr. Fred Austin.
tg Register, 1951--. 1 vol. Includes membership rolls, showing how received
pi and how dismissed; and record of deaths. In custody of Mr. Fred Austin.
Ӥ Financial record, 1928-E9, 1951-5%. 5 vols. Includes record of receipts
yi and disbursements. Kept at church.
Vg Sunday School record, 1926-F9, 1951--. 10 vols. Includes membership
I2 rolls and record of attendance and collections. Kept at church.
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ig? 6. ANDEFSON GROVE BAPTIST CVLECH, 1854--. Near Albemarle,
A1? Stanlv County.
151 (Liberty Kill Baptist Church, 1654-86)
ti Constituted Oct. 21, 1854. A member of Pee Qee Association 1856-G8;54
§§ of Rocky River Association as early es 1872;*5 of Pee Dec Association
{Z 1885—87;56 received into Sturly Association 1888.57 First building,
QE 1854-86, a log structure. Second building, 1886-1904, a frame structure.
gl Present building, 190d--, a frown structure with brick foundation, hand-
ri made pews, main auditorium, 7 Sunday School rooms, and bell; dedicated
1  ·1 1900; repaired 1056. Church named in honor of Dr. Anderson, who donated
< 4 land and lumber for the church. First resident clergyman, Rev. B. H.
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tg 51. Minutes, Pee Dee Association, l8&5, p. Q; Ibid., 1856, p. 15.
I * sz.   TQJEQFnjRT5`FT.`§§EEéEta.O¤, isvz, p.'T"o.
.  55.  , StEE`1;·WlE`s`o`c1`:H1B1C°1¤81l6, p. #1.
ii 54• Parliegt andP1Etest—avai1able minutes in which the church is listed
fg are Minutes, Pee Dee Association, 1856, p. 15; Ibid., 1868, p. 16.
 ,  55., 1nmF€e`s`,°T€5ck`;7T€iR¥§F”"""’".¤.sSO¤ia‘g_`Z>'_1j, izwz, p. io.
  56.   P§>_1lrz?§`TE's—ocic.tion, 1885, p. 4;   1867, P- 5-
  i sv.   `S'5T¤1`§F1E7s5“"¤ia-t1E5T mes, P. 4.

    
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if Carter, 1854-69. The church has reported a Sunday School since 1889.
ti Church membership in 1856, 15; in 1860, 20; in 1866, 15; in 1872, 15;
E, in 1882, 48; in 1899, 102; in 1909, 154; in 1919, 209; in 1929, 295;
§ and in 1958, 554. .
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li Record Book, 1885--. 4 vols. Includes minutes of the church conferences;
ls membership rolls, showing how received and how dismissed; and record of
fi deaths. Includes also record of reports to the association, 1925--. In
custody of Mr. Cecil Rumnage.
_ Financial record, 1957--. 1 vol. Includes record of receipts and dis-
bursements. In custody of Ur. Cecil Vickers, Rt. 5, Albemarle.
Sunday School record, 1915-19. 1951, 1955--. ll vols. Includes neun
I bership rolls; names of officers and teachers; and record of attendance,
yg visitors and collections. Kept at church.
y Baptist Young People Union record, 1924-28. l vol. Includes membership
% rolls by group; topics for discussion; and record of attendance and
gy collections. Kept at church.
SQ 7. SILVER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1857--. R. F. D. #1,
li Albemarle, Stanly County.
ll Constituted 1857 with 12 charter members, following services held in
°l 1855 by Rev. David`Nright, an itinerant minister from Troy. A member
,51 of Rocky River Association as early as 1872;58 received into Stanly
h_ Association 1885.99 First building, 1858-89, a one-room frame structure.
lj Second building, 1889-1927, a frame structure. Present building, 1927--,
la` a brick and stone structure with auditorium, 9 Sunday School rooms, bell,
Ii and seating capacity of 500; dedicated 1928. First resident clergyman,
fi Rev. C. C. Foreman, 1857-55, 1875-75, 1880-81, The church has reported
,5 a Sunday School since 1895. Church membership in 1872, 51; in 1882, 105;
Yi in 1892, 152; in 1905, 500; in 1915, 529; in 1925, 295; in 1955, 550;
ti and in 1958, 556.
{A Record Book, 1872-94, 1905--. 6 vols. Includes minutes of church con-
LS ferences; membership rolls (male and feunlc listed separately, 1872-94);
S; church covenant; and rules of deccrrm, Includes also record of deaths
C? and quarterly and annual reports to the association, 1920--. In custody
$1 of MP. N. C. Efird. Vols. for 1572-8*, 1889-94, 1918-19 have loose
;§ leaves and torn pages. `
ti Financial record, 1886-88, 1890-91, 1897-98, 1959--. 7 vols. Includes
W record of receipts and disbursements. 6 vols., 1806-88, 1890-91,
f, 1897-98, in custody of Yr. Fred Russell; volumes are badly worn and
i, writing faded. 1 vol., 1€5G—-, in custody of church clerk, Nr. M. C,
i Carpenter.
` Q Sunday School record, 1905-6, 1909-15, 1916-18. 5 vols. Includes mem-
;§ bership rolls; names of officers and teachers; rnd record of attendance.
1 Includes also monthly and quarterly reports of the Sunday School and
g record of receipts and disbursements, 1915-18.
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