LONG CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH



Minutes of Long Creek Baptist Church

Microfilm at Arlington Public Library

The film is in the drawer labeled "Misc Records GA, KY, NC, VA


The box says GEN REF Long Creek Baptist GA.7 Church, Warren L County, Georgia Microfilm
First image on the film is the number 114 written in magic marker or grease pencil. Second is a negative image of what appears to be a card from a card catalog. It say: Records Long Creek Baptist Church Warren County, Georgia in Four Volumes Vol. I, 1786-1883 Vol. II, 1884-1912 Vol. III, 1912-1921 Vol. IV, 1922-1951 Loaned by George W. Ivey, Jr., Clerk, Long Creek Baptist Church, Warrenton, Georgia, for microfilming purposes. 1954 The next image is again written in magic marker or grease pencil and says "Reel 181" The film is then a series of negative images of facing pages. The first image is of pages 0 and 1. Page numbers are written in the upper corners; even number are on the upper left and odd numbers are on the upper right.
See also Genealogical Magazine of Georgia - Spring 1971 Vol 40 - pg 200 A list of the church members is given there. The GMG piece cites Long Creek Baptist Church, Warren County, Georgia, Vol. 1, 1786-1820 Roll 20-61
The website at http://lcweb.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/search.html SEARCHING THE RLIN AMC FILE VIA THE WEB GATEWAY returns the following: Author: Long Creek Baptist Churh (Warrenton, Ga.) Title: Church records, [microform] 1786-1951. Description: 1 microfilm reel (1440 p.). Notes: Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : Georgia Department of Archives and History, 1958. 1 microfilm reel : 35 mm. s1958????gaun?a Long Creek Baptist Church (Warrenton, Ga.) original records. Includes minutes of church business meetings and membership records. Subjects: Long Creek Baptist Church (Warrenton, Ga.) -- Archives. Baptists -- Georgia -- Warrenton. Church archives -- Georgia -- Warrenton. Warrenton (Ga.) -- History -- Archival resources. Control No.: OHLG33488867-A
On 03 Mar 2001 Barbara Smallwood was kind enough to check the Georgia archives. She reports that this film can be found there as microcopy AH 181 in box 61 in drawer 21.
Please feel free to copy, download, or repost any of this. I don't even care if you try to sell it. Just don't try to sell it back to me. I've no idea when, or if, I'll transcribe any more than what is shown here.
=============================================================================== \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// =============================================================================== [page] 1 In 1792 Adam Jones was advanced from a Deacon to the ministry =============================================================================== [page] 2 This Book is the property of the Baptist Church of Christ at Long Creek Warren County Georgia Containing a record of the Deed for the Lot of Land on which the Church was built together with the Constitution of the same, and a record of the actings and doings of the same from its Constitution, Except for about Two years from its constitution which was sometime in the year 1786 and Also about Two years the records were lost or destroyed from the 16th Sept. 1797 until the 24th August 1799 - =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== [page] 6 Seventhly} We believe that all those who are chosen by the Father, Redeemed by the Son, and sanctified by the Spirit, Shall certainly and finally persevere so that not one of them Shall ever perish, but Shall have everlasting Life. Romans 8th 38 & 39 - Eighthly } We believe that Baptism and the Lords Supper are ordinances of Christ, to be continued until his Second Coming. Ninthly } We believe there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust Jno 5. 28 & 29 Jephthah Vining, Minister John Coleman Adam Jones - Minister Nathan Fowler Edmund Neugent - Elder Benjamin Moon Frederick Ledbetter - Elder Joshua Williams Cornelious Whittington Thos Farmer William Berry Jnr Joshua Rowe Obediah Edwards Millie More James Raley Margarett Farmer Jeremiah Spurlin Mary Rushing John Parrish Anne Grantham Thomas Jones Betsy Parrish William West Mellia Featherston Matthew Grantham Hannah Berry Peter Castleberry Susannah Williams Mary Neugent Anna Castleberry Rachel Renfroe Sarah Thompson William Berry Jr. Tabitha Norman John Edmonson Rebeccah Whittington Samuel Newman Harman Wilkinson Thos Friend Keziah Edwards James Thomas Richard Castleberry John Hutchings Joseph Hubbard =============================================================================== [page] 7 [page is blank] =============================================================================== [page] 8 A list of the male members of the Church of Christ on Long Creek of Ogechee under the Pastorial care of the Revd Jephthah Vining, Baptist Minister constituted the day of 1786 1 Jephthah Vining Minister Deceased October 1797 2 Edmund Neugent Elder } Dismissed 3 Adam Jones By B Elder } ... 4 Zachariah Harrel Deacon } by letter Deceased 5 Jacob Bankston Do } by letter Dismissed 6 James Thomas Recd by letter 7 William West Recd by letter Dismissed 8 John Edmunson Recd by letter 9 Frederick Ledbetter Recd by letter 10 Benjamin Nicholson Received by Baptism Deceased 11 William Nobles Recd by Baptism Dismissed 12 Robert Day Senr Recd by Baptism Deceased 13 Benjamin Hubbard Recd by letter Deceased 18th Apl 1794 14 William Brewer Recd by letter Excommunicated 15 James Yarborough Recd by Baptism Dismissed 16 William Lynn Recd by Baptism 17 Daniel Jackson Recd by a promised Letter Excluded 18 Stephen Bishop Recd by Baptism Dismissed by letter 19 Christopher Chambless Recd by Baptism Dismissed 20 Samuel Oburn Recd by Baptism Excluded June 19th 1791 21 Maneah Hubbard Received by Baptism Excluded 18th May 1793 22 Sampson Morgan Recd by Baptism Excld Feby 19th 1791 restd and Dismissed by Letter 23 Jonathan Anderson Recd by Baptism Dismissed 24 Harmon Wilkinson Recd by letter 25 Benjamin Jones Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 26 John Neugent Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 27 Anderson Berry Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 28 Thomas Jones Junr Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 29 Adam Jones Junr Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 30 Presley Berry Received by Baptism Excommunicated 31 Burrel Jones Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 32 Jonathan Loper Recd by Letter Dismissed by letter =============================================================================== [page] 9 Continued Names How came in How went out 33 Jeremiah Spurlin Recd by Baptism 34 Thomas Jones Jr Recd by Baptism Dismissed 35 Daniel Connor By Baptism Dismissed 36 Isaac Ball By Baptism 37 Nathan Fowler By Baptism 38 Matthew Granthan By Baptism 39 William Berry By Baptism Dismist 40 Ezekiel Benfrook By Baptism Excommunicated 41 John Jones By Baptism Excluded Feby 20th 1790 42 John Berry By Baptism Excluded 18th Apl 1788 43 William Thompson By Baptism Dismissed 44 Varton Hannon By Baptism Excommunicated 45 Richard Castleberry Recd by Baptism 46 Willis Perry Recd by Baptism Dismissed 47 Harmon Reynolds Recd by Baptism Dismist 48 Jeremiah Oats Recd by Baptism Dismissed 49 Jeremiah Castleberry Recd by Baptism Dismissed 50 Robert Day Jr. Recd by Letter Dismissed 51 Ned a Black Bro Recd by Dismissed 52 Reuben a B Bro Recd by BAptism Dismissed 53 Robert Tate Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 54 John Grantham Recd by Baptism Dismissed by letter 55 Poladore a B Bro Recd by Baptism 56 Charles Brewer Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 57 Charles Baker Recd by Baptism Deceased 58 James Morgan Recd by Baptism Excluded 20th Nov 1790 59 Nimrod a B Brother Recd by Baptism Excluded 60 Saml Sinquefield Recd by Baptism Dismissed by Letter 61 James Boon By Baptism Excluded 16th Apl 1791 62 William Grantham Recd by Baptism Dismissed 63 James Stradlin Recd by Baptism Dismissed by letter 64 Zachariah Henderson Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 65 John Critenden Recd by Baptism Dismist 66 Jim a B Br Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 67 Nathaniel Renfro Recd by Baptism Dismissed =============================================================================== [page] 10 A list of the Male Members Continued Names of Members How recd How dismissed 68 John Renfro Recd by Baptism Dismissed 69 William Thompson Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 70 Levy Bush Recd by Letter Dismissed 71 Richard Smith Recd by Letter Dismissed 72 John Coleman Recd by Letter Dismissed 73 Joseph Kirk By Letter Dismissed 74 Phillip Brantley By letter Dismissed 75 John Castleberry By letter Dismissed 76 Will a B Brother By Letter 77 John Kirk By Letter Dismissed by letter 78 George Henderson By Letter Dismissed 79 John Youngblood By letter Dismissed 80 John Trice Senr By Letter Dismissed 81 Samuel Newman By Letter Deceased 82 Moses Granberry By Letter Dismissed Feb 18th 92 83 John Trice Jr. By Letter Dismissed by Letter 84 David Curry By Letter Dismissed 85 James Blunt By Letter Dismissed by letter 86 Nathaniel Holly By Letter Dismissed 87 Thomas English By Letter Dismissed 88 William Sprights By Letter Dismissed 89 Martin Armstrong By Letter Dismissed 90 Cornelius Whittington By Letter Dismissed 91 Littleton Chambless By Letter 92 Joshua Rowe By Letter Dismissed by letter 93 Gideon Allen Recd by Baptism Dismissed 14th May 1791 94 William Bishop By Baptism Dismissed 95 Joshua Williams By Baptism 96 John Parrish By Baptism 97 John Hutchins By Baptism 98 Peter Castleberry By Letter 99 John Rhodon Recd as a trans member 100 Joseph Mott By Letter Dismissed 101 Matthew Hubbard By Baptism 102 Thomas Farmer By Baptism Excommunicated =============================================================================== [page] 11 Continued Names of Members How received How Dismissed 103 Ezekiel Miller Recd by Baptism 104 James McCormick By Recomendation Excommunicated 19th Nov 1796 105 William Clerk Williams By Letter Dismissed 106 Jeremiah Wilcher By Baptism Excommunicated 107 Absalom Ilands By Baptism Dismissed by Letter 108 Reuben Jackson By Letter 109 Jonathan Day By Baptism Excuded, Restored & Dismissed 110 John Hatcher By Baptism 111 Zephaniah Fowler By Baptism Excommunicated 112 Samuel Jones By Baptism Excommunicated 113 Absolom Beardon by Baptism Excommunicated 114 Kiah Linsicomb by Baptism Excommunicated 115 Sampson Mounger By Restoration Dismissed 116 George Southerland By Letter Dismissed 117 Thomas Friend By Letter 1791 118 Obediah Edwards By Baptism 119 Joseph Hubbs By Baptism Dismissed 120 John Ledbetter Recd as transient M Deceased 121 Joshua Vining By Baptism Excommunicated - Restored 122 Uriah Vining By Baptism Excommunicated 123 Edward Shurley By Letter 124 Silas Monk Recd as transient M 125 Charles Darnel By Baptism 126 Benjamin Moore by Letter 127 George Cooper By experience 128 Thomas Vining By Letter 129 John Crittendon By Letter 130 Benjamin Cooper by Baptism 131 Richard Rowe By Letter 132 John Castleberry By Letter 133 Richmond Terrell By letter 134 Alexander Perryman By Baptism 135 Pryor Gardner By letter 136 Barwell Evans By Letter 137 William Anderson By Baptism =============================================================================== [page] 12 Names of Members How recd How Dismissed 138 Jas Blackwell A.B.B. Recd By Baptism 139 Quash A.B.B. By Baptism =============================================================================== [page] 13 A list of the female Members of the Long Creek Church and their standing Names of Members How received How Dismissed 1 Elizabeth Berry Recd by Baptism Excommunicated 2 Martha Conner By Baptism Dismissed 3 Anna Castleberry By Baptism 4 Sarah Trice By Baptism Dismissed 5 Sarah Thompson By Baptism Dismissed thru(?) Excommunicated 6 Mournin Castleberry By Baptism Dismissed 7 Hester Reynolds By Baptism Dismissed 8 Milly Morgan By Baptism Dismissed 9 Sarah Sinquefield By Baptism Dismissed by Letter 10 Elizabeth Shuffield By Baptism Excommunicated Feby 92 11 Jane Oats By Baptism Moved away 12 Rebeccah Hannon By Baptism Moved away 13 Mary Murphy By Baptism Excommunicated 14 Seals Mott By Baptism Deceased 15 Susanna Jones By Letter 16 Penny Wilkinson By Baptism Dismissed 17 Neomi McDonald By Baptism Deceased 18 Mary Henderson By Baptism Dismissed by letter 14th May 1791 19 Fanny Reynolds By Baptism 20 Elizabeth Renfroe By Baptism Dismissed 21 Martha Renfroe By Baptism Dismissed 22 Sarah Thompson Jr By Baptism Dismissed 23 Rebecca Black By Baptism Dismissed 14th May 1791 24 Mary Rushing By Baptism Dead 25 Nancy Allen By Baptism Dismissed 14th May 1791 26 Lydia Curtis By Baptism Dismissed 27 Elizabeth Critenden By Baptism Dismissed 28 Agless Smith By Letter Dismissed 29 Mary Castleberry By Letter Dismissed 30 Mary Jackson By Letter Deceased 31 Rhoda Fort By Letter Excommunicated 32 Permelia Featherston By letter Deceased 33 Fanny Day By Letter Dismissed 34 Rebeccah Craft By letter Dismissed =============================================================================== [page] 14 A List of the female Members Continued Names of Members How received How Dismissed 35 Mary Benbrook Recd By Baptism Dismissed by letter & recd again 36 Marcy West By Baptism Dismissed 37 ... Kirk By Letter Dismissed 38 Frances Trice By Letter Dismissed 39 Sarah Shurffel By Baptism 40 Margaritt Curry By Baptism Dismissed 41 Lydia Sprights By Letter Dismissed 42 Rebeccah Whittenton By Letter Dismissed 43 Keziah Shurley By Letter 44 Charity Rhoden { Recd on Confession of } Moved away { faith previously Baptised } 45 Susanna Jackson By Letter 46 Massa Neugent By Letter Dismissed 47 Susanna Williams By Letter 48 Martha Harrel By Letter 49 Jemima Bankston By Letter Dismissed 50 Eva Newman By Letter Dead 51 Mary Jones By Baptism 52 Elizabeth McDonald By Baptism Dismissed 53 Annah Berry By Experience 54 Rachael Renfroe By Baptism Dead 55 Kiziah Edwards By Letter Dead 56 Mary Youngblood By Baptism Dismissed 57 Mary Berry By Baptism Excommunicated 58 Drucilla Spurlin By Letter 59 Jane Ball By Baptism Deceased 60 Patey Hubbard By Baptism 61 Elizabeth Parrish By Baptism 62 Susanna Parrish By Baptism 63 Mary Hubbard By Letter Deceased 64 Olive Wilkenson By Letter 65 Jane Bishop By Baptism Dismissed 66 Sally Lynn By Baptism 67 Sarah Row By Letter Dismissed 68 Mary Walter By Letter Dismissed 69 Ann Grantham By Baptism =============================================================================== [page] 15 List of the Female Members Continued Names of Members How received How Dismissed 70 Sarah Miller By Baptism 71 Mary Grantham By Baptism Dismissed 72 Hester Mott By Letter Dismissed 73 Priscilla Jones By Baptism 74 [S/L]iddy Harris By Baptism Dismissed 75 Ann Brantley By Letter Dismissed 76 Hannah Beardon By Baptism Excluded 77 Rebeckah Edmunson By Letter Dead 78 Nancy Ilands By Baptism Dismissed by letter 79 Catherine Castleberry By Letter 80 Sarah Neugent By Baptism Excommunicated 81 Margaret Farmer By Baptism 82 Tabitha Farmer By Baptism Dismissed 83 Mary Chambless Sr By Letter Dismissed 84 Mary Chambless Jr By Letter Dismissed 85 ... Ikener By Experience Dismissed 86 Mary Armstrong By Letter Dismissed 87 Frances Evans By Letter 88 Milly More By Letter 89 Milly B. Sister By Letter 90 Martha Perryman By Letter 91 Mary Buckel By recommendation Dismissed 92 Elizabeth Cooper By experience 93 Mary Vining By Letter 94 Elizabeth Crittenden By Letter 95 Jane Rowe By Letter 96 Hannah Rowe By Letter 97 Avey Rowe By Baptism 98 Maryann Castleberry By Letter 99 Selah Terrill By Letter 100 Fortain a B. Sister By Letter Excommunicated 101 Drucilla Gardner By Letter 102 Sarah a B Sister By Letter Dismissed 103 Maberry Grantham Baptism 104 Nancy Cooper By Baptism =============================================================================== [page] 16 A List of the female Members Continued Names of Members How recd How Dismissed 105 Tabitha Snellings Recd By Letter 106 Mary Perryman By Letter =============================================================================== [page] 17 February 17th 1788. The Church of Christ on Long Creek of Ogechee Being met in Conference Pursued to take into consideration the Irreligious conduct of Hezekiah Lensecom and unanimously agreed that he Should be excommunicated. First for riding a race on the Sabbath day. Secondly for refusing to hear the Chur ch when called on. Thirdly for offering to commit a Rape on M Jonegen. March 16th 1788. The Church in Loving conference proceeds to choose members to the Association to be the 3 Sunday in May and choose Edmund Neugent, Jephthah Vining Adam Jones and Jacob Bankston. April 18th 1788. Agreed on by the Church in Conference that any person under the censure of the Church may be admonished by the Church, but the Church is not to make application to the offender but the offender to to the Church 2ndly. Also agreed by the Church that if an experience be given into the Church that shall be judged to be grace it is to be received either with or without Scripture promise Because after believing we are seated with the Holy Spirit of promise. 3rdly Further agreed that if any member of the Church Shall neglect keeping their place in the Church in Conference through negligence twice and still neglects to make the cause known, they shall be laid under the Sensure of the Church. 4thly Proceeded to the tryal of John Berry who was charged with being concerned in stealing of an ox which being believed, it was agreed that he should be excommu- nicated and cut off from us. July 19th 1788. Agreed by the Church to raise a fund in order for the maintaining Government in grain, or meat, to be committed to the care of Brother Nathan Fowler. =============================================================================== [page] 18 September 3rd Sunday 1788. The Church in Con- ference unanimously agreed to Choose Jephthah Vining Adam Jones Jacob Bankston Matthew Hubbard and James McCormick our beloved Brethren Delegates to the Association to be holden at Clark Station on the third Sunday in October next. 2ndly. Unanimously agreed that Mary Murphy should for the sin of Adultry be entirely cut off from us. October 25th 1788. Agreed unanimously by the Church that on the first Thursday in Nov all the male mem- bers of the Church are to meet to give an account of what they have done towards building the meeting house in order to remove difficulties from the minds of the Brethren 2ndly - Agreed that any member exempling him or herself from the Supper Shall make an excuse to the Church, or have a Brother to excuse for them. 3rdly - After hearing the teachings of our Brother Adam Jones and having before had fellowship with the exercise of his gift, The Church unanimously agreed to Call him to the Ministry in the Church. 4thly - Several Brethren is desired to cite the members that have neglected attending Church meetings, to remove difficulties off of the minds of some of the Brethren. Sampson Monger and Wm Brewer Cite Charles Brewer. Jephthah Vining and Zachariah Harrel cite Isaac Ball. Wm Nobles and Benjamin Hubbard cite Stephen Bishop. Manoah Hubbard and Wm Lynn cite Absalom Beardon. November 15th 1788. Agreed that Jeremiah Oats George Hearn and Elisha Mason Cite Wm Washington to the Church to answer the compliaint of John Castleberry. December 17th 1788. Rhoda Fort is excommunicated for refusing to keep her seat in the Church or to hear their reproof. =============================================================================== ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// =============================================================================== [page] 43 6th. Brother Neugent moved to the Church that whereas Sister Sarah Neugent had formerly received a letter of Dismission from the Church and still retains it and does not give it to this or any other Church tis considered not to be orderly, and agreed by the church that she be cited to next conference on the occasion an Brother Wilkinson is requested to cite her to next conference with her letter. 7th Brother Ledbetter reported to the church that whereas there had been a circulating report against Brother Mott that he had been Stealing a hog, and he being one with several others that were chos- en to make enquiry of the truth and by enquiring found him enti- rely clean. Saturday 18th April 1795. A number of the members being met Brother Vining opened conference by singing & prayer. 2nd the farmer minutes being read we find several citations. Sister Thompson for not attending meeting she came forward and made her acknowledgements which was satisfactory. 3rd Brother Peter Castleberry was appointed to cite Sister Curry to attend she did not appear. Brother Castleberry informed the Church he had been to see her and that he had got satisfaction which was satisfactory to the Church, and it was agreed that she should have a letter of Dismission. 4th Brother Wilkinson was appointed to cite Sister Neugent to attend today he informed the Church he had been to see her and she informed him that she was debared from coming by her Husband and the Church agreed to lay it over until next Conference and that Brother Peter Castleberry & Brother Lynn should go and talk with her and make a report to next confere- nce and that they should also talk with Sister Harrel about telling some of her family to go to a frolick. 5th Brother Edm- unson who had been overtaken by passion he came forward and made a confession and acknowledged the transgression and his Sorrow for the same which was satisfactory to the Church. 6th A door being opened for experience or letter, we had the happ- iness of receiving one by experience, viz, Benjamin Cooper and two by letter, viz, John Crittenden and his wife Elizabeth. Saturday 16th May 1795 A number of members being present Brother Jones opened Conference by singing and Prayer =============================================================================== [page] 44 2nd on reading our former minutes we find that Brother Cas- tleberry and Brother Lynn was to talk with Sister Neugent & Harrel, they reported they had, and the Church agreed to bear with them. 3rd we received a request from Powells Creek Church for helps to settle a difficulty with them the business to be attended the friday before the first Sunday in June, agr- eed to their request by appointing the Brethren Jeptha Vining Matthew Hubbard, Isaac Ball, Thos Vining & Thomas Friend to attend with them. Friday 19th June 1795. A number of members being met Brother Vining opened Conference. 2nd we received a letter from Bryer Creek Church requesting us to send them helps to ordain officers in the Church in complyance with the same we have appointed the following Brethren, Jepthah Vining, Adam Jones Edmund Neugent & Peter Castleberry to attend with them on the occasion, the first Saturday in July next. Saturday 20th Conference continued until to day. 1st There appearing a charge against Elizabeth Berry her stand- ing being looked into it was unanimously agreed that she sho- uld be excommunicated for the sin of Adultry. Thursday 2nd July 1795. A conference being called a number of the members met and proceeded to business. We con- clude the charge laid in at Little Ogechee Church by Brother Rabun against Brother John Henderson for using deception and falsehood are sufficiently proved. Saturday 18th July 1795. agreeable to church rule and appointment a number of the members being met our minis- ter being absent. Brother Howard opened conference by singing and prayer. 1st Brother Howard moved to the Church that any thing that lay on, or with the church it might be brought forw- ard. 2nd Brother James Yarbrough applied for a letter of dismission for himself and wife Sarah Yarbrough which was granted that they be furnished with a letter. =============================================================================== /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// =============================================================================== [page] 56 A list of the Male Members of Long Creek Church taken August 1799 and continued until October 1819 No Names of members how received How Dismissed 1 Adam Jones By Baptism 2 Frederick Ledbetter By Letter Deceased May 1807 3 James Thomas By Letter Dismissed 27 March 1803 4 William Lynn By Baptism Dismissed 5 Hammon Wilkinson By letter Dismissed Decd 1805 6 Jeremiah Spurlin by letter Dismissed 7 Thomas Jones senr by Baptism Dismissed 8 Isaac Ball By Baptism Deceased 27th Feby 1819 9 Nathan Fowler By Baptism Dismissed 10 Matthew Grantham By Baptism Dismissed 11 Richard Castleberry By Baptism Dismissed 12 Poladore A B. Brother By Baptism Excommunicated 13 John Crittenden By Baptism Dismissed 14 Will A. B. Brother by letter Dead 15 Littleton Chambless By Letter Excommunicated 16 Joshua Williams By Baptism Dismissed 17 John Parrish By Baptism 18 John Hutchins By Baptism Dismissed 19 Peter Castleberry By letter Dismissed 20 Matthew Hubbard By Baptism Deast 29th Decer 1812 21 Ezekiel Miller By Baptism Dismist 22 Reuben Jackson By Letter Dismist 6th Decer 1801 23 John Hatcher By Baptism Dismissed 24 Thomas Friend By letter 25 Obadiah Edwards By Baptism Dismissed 27th March 1800 26 Edward Shurley by Letter Dismissed 27 Charles Darnel By Baptism removed & out of our fellowship 28 Benjamin Moore by letter Dead Nov 1804 29 George Cooper by Baptism Dead Apl 1802 30 Thomas Vining by letter Dismissed 31 Benjamin Cooper By Baptism Dismissed 32 Richard Rowe by letter Dismissed 33 John Castleberry By letter Deceased 18[0?]1 =============================================================================== [page] 57 A list of the Male members continued Names of members How received How Dismissed 34 Richmond Terrell By letter Excommunicated 35 Boswell Evans by letter Dismissed March 1802 36 William Anderson by Baptism Dead 19th June 1819 37 Jas. Blackwell A.B.B By Baptism Excommunicated 38 Quash a B. Brother By Baptism Dismissed 39 William Berry by experience Deceased Nov 1807 40 James Raley by letter Dismissed 41 Alexander Perryman By Baptism Dismissed 42 Pryor Gardner By Letter 43 Harry A. B. Brother By Baptism Dismissed 44 Peter A. B. B. by letter 45 Bristo A. B. Broth by baptism Deceased since Oct 1799 46 Edwar Bishop by Baptism Dead 47 Benjamin Howard } Joined from } Dismissed 48 John Moss } Bryer Creek } Dismissed 49 Thomas Neal } Church after it } Dead Decembr 1799 50 William Bryant } was dissolved } Dismissed Oct 1802 51 Christopher Chambless By Letter 52 Phill A B. Brother by Baptism Dismissed 53 Ezekiel Cobb from Bryer Creek Church removed & out of our fellowship 54 Joshua Rowe By letter Dismissed 55 Jarvis Fillingim by letter Dismissed 56 William Flournoy By letter Dismissed January 1801 57 William Travis by letter Deceased April 1805 58 Simon Travis by Baptism Dismissed 59 Harvy Avent By Baptism Dismissed 60 Adam Jones Junr By Baptism Dismissed 61 Amos Travis By Baptism Dismissed 62 Jeremiah Castleberry By letter Dismissed 63 William Flake By letter 64 John Travis By Baptism Dismissed 65 Elijah Jones By Baptism 66 Whitmael Travis By Baptism Dismissed 67 Jack A. B. Brother By Baptism Excluded 68 Barksdale Miller By Baptism Dismissed =============================================================================== [page] 58 A list of the male members Continued 69 Thomas Harris By Baptism Dismissed 70 Thaddeus Camp Baptism 71 Samuel Newman By Baptism Excommunicated 72 James Pierson by Baptism Dismissed 73 John Flowers by letter Deceased Feby 1805 74 Elisha Hearn by letter Dismissed 75 John M. kinsey by letter Dismissed 76 Robert Beall By Baptism Deceased 77 Nimrod Yarbrough By Baptism Excummunicated 78 James Raley by Letter Dead 79 John Harrison by Baptism Excommunicated 80 Benjamin Jenkins by Letter Dismissed 81 Peter A. B. B. by experience Excommunicated 82 Harmond Perryman by experience Dismissed 83 Zephaniah Fowler by experience 84 Absalom Coursey by Letter 85 Francis Beall By experience Deceased 1822 86 Samuel Skelly By experience Excommunicated 87 Frederick Glover By experience Excommunicated 88 James Osbourn By Experience Dismissed 89 Nathan Castleberry By Experience Dead 90 Simon A. B. Brother by experience Dismissed 91 Hugh Wilkinson by Letter Dismist 92 Cullers Dorman by Letter Dismist 93 John Parker by experience 94 Samuel Hall by Experience 95 Richard Curry by experience Dismissed 96 Andrew Danielly By Experience 97 Moses A. B. B. By experience 98 John Smith by experience Dismist 99 Benjamin Evans by Letter Dismist 100 Bryant Thomas by experience Dismist 101 Billy A. B. B. by Letter Dismist 102 William Lynn by letter Dismist 103 Simon Jones By letter 104 David Lynn By letter Excommunicated =============================================================================== [page] 59 A List of the Male members Continued 105 John Blackston by letter Dismissed 106 Adam Jones Jr by experience 107 Thomas Jordan By experience Dismissed 108 Edgecomb A. B. B. By experience Dead 109 William Spurlin By letter Dismissed 110 James Taylor By experience Dismissed 111 Solomon Castleberry By Letter Dismissed 112 Tom A. B. B. By Letter Excommunicated =============================================================================== [page] 60 A List of the Female members of Long Creek Church Taken August 1799 And continued until October 1819 No Names of members How recd How Dismissed 1 Ann Castleberry By Baptism Dismist 2 Susannah Jones by Letter Deceased 14th May 1801 3 Fanny Reynolds by Baptism Dismissed 4 Elizabeth Crittenden by baptism Deceased 5 Sarah Durbin By Baptism Deceased 6 Keziah Shurley by Letter Dismissed 7 Susannah Jackson by Letter Dismissed 26 Decer 1801 8 Susannah Williams by Letter Dismissed 9 Martha Harrell By Letter Removed 10 Mary Jones By Baptism Dismist 11 Hannah Berry By experience being before Baptised 12 Drucilla Spurlin By Letter Dismissed 13 Patey Hubbard By Baptism 14 Elizabeth Parrish By Baptism 15 Susannah Parrish By Baptism Dismissed 16 Olive Wilkinson by Letter Dismissed Decer 1800 17 Sally Lynn by Baptism Dismist 18 Anne Grantham by Baptism Deceased in 1800 19 Sarah Miller By Baptism Dismist 20 Priscilla Jones By Baptism Dismist 21 Catharine Castleberry By Letter Deceast 17th Sept 1814 22 Margarett Farmer By Baptism Dismissed 25th Jany 1800 23 Frances McCrary by Letter 24 Milly Moore by Letter Deceased December 1804 25 Milly A. B. Sister by Letter Dismissed 26 Martha Perryman by Letter Dismissed 27 Elizabeth Cooper By Baptism Deceased Sept 1807 28 Mary Vining By Letter Dismissed 29 Jame Rowe By Letter 30 Hannah Rowe By Letter Dismissed 31 Avey Row By Baptism Deceased Feby 1803 32 Maryanne Castleberry By Letter Dismissed 33 Sarah Terrell By Letter Excommunicated 34 Drucilla Gardner By Letter =============================================================================== [page] 61 A List of the female members Continued 35 Usberry Grantham By Baptism Dismissed 36 Nancy Cooper By Baptism Dismist 37 Tabitha Snellings By Letter Dismissed 38 Mary Perryman by Letter Dismissed 39 Frances Raley By Letter Dismissed 40 Phebe A. B. Sister By Baptism Excommunicated 41 Milly Linsicomb By Baptism removed & out of our fellowship 42 Mary Hatcher By Baptism Dismissed 43 Judith Nichols By Letter Dismissed by Letter 44 Ruth Woodson By Baptism Dismissed April 1803 45 Martha Thomas By Baptism Dismissed March 1802 46 Honor Anderson By Letter Dismissed 47 Lydia Howard { } Dismissed 48 Amelia Howard { From Brier } Dismissed 49 Sarah Ghuslin { Creek Church } removed & out of our fellowship 50 Elizabeth Moses { } Deceased 1804 51 Patience Cobb { } Removed & out of our fellowship 52 Jane Bryant { } Dismissed Oct 1802 53 Mary Chambless By Letter Decst 14th October 1817 54 Dickens by Letter Deceased Nov 1808 55 Mary Wilson by letter Dismissed 56 Sarah Rowe by Letter Dismissed 57 Elizabeth Fillingame by Letter Dismissed 58 Nancy Pickert By Letter Dismissed 59 Sarah Ledbetter By Baptism Dismissed 60 Mary Howell By Baptism Dismissed 61 Mournin A. B. S. By Baptism Dismissed 62 Sarah Avent By Baptism Dismissed 63 Honor Worsely By Baptism Dismissed 64 Elizabeth Dickens By Baptism Dismissed 65 Mary Crawford By Baptism Dead 66 Mary Hancock By Baptism Dismist 67 Nancy Hearn By Baptism Dead Nov 1802 68 Edney Crittenden By Letter Dismist 69 Dinah A. B. S. By Baptism Dismist 70 Martha Fowler By Baptism =============================================================================== [page] 62 A List of the females Continued 71 Elizabeth Simmons By Baptism 72 Lettuce A. B. Sis. By Letter Deceased August 1815 73 Fanny Travis By Baptism Dismissed 74 Rachael Rushing By Baptism Dismissed 75 Ann Ledbetter By Baptism Dismissed 76 Frances Crawford by Baptism Dismissed 77 Abigail Travis by Letter Dismissed 78 Rosinda Dorman by Letter Dismissed 79 Mary Buffington By Baptism Dismissed 80 Mary Chambless By Baptism Dead 81 Sarah Camp By Baptism Dismist 82 Martha Sandeford By Baptism 83 Lucy Harry by baptism Dismissed 84 Elizabeth Flake By Letter 85 Sis. A. B. Sister By letter Dismist 86 Cyntha Chambless By Baptism Excommunicated 87 Elizabeth Hearn By Baptism Dismissed 88 Frances Cooper By baptism Dismist 89 Anna Newman By Baptism Dismist 90 Fanny Friend by Baptism 91 Elizabeth Camp by Baptism Dead 92 Argent Newman By Baptism Dismissed 93 Rachael Jones by Letter Dismissed 94 Martha Matthews By Baptism Dismist 95 Jane Beall By Baptism 96 Amy A. B. Sis. by letter Dismist 97 Jane Yarbrough by Baptism Excommunicated 98 Agness, A. B. S. by Baptism Dismist 99 Nancy Thomas By Baptism Dismist 100 Sarah Harriss By Baptism Dismist 101 Martha Osborn by Baptism Dismist 102 Ann Dorman by Baptism Dismist 103 Phillis, A B. S by Baptism Dismist 104 Susanna Beall by Letter 105 Sarah Shurley By Baptism Dismist 106 Cloa Wright By Baptism Dismist =============================================================================== [page] 63 107 Priscilla Sandeford By Letter Dismist 108 Elizabeth Hathhorn by Letter Dismist 109 Mary Chambless Senr by letter Deceast 110 Elizabeth Jones By Baptism 111 Frances Beall By Baptism 112 Anaky A. B. Sister by experience Deceased August 1816 113 Sarah McCormick by experience 114 Elizabeth Beall by experience 115 Patiense Curry by experience Dismist 116 Mary Jones by experience 117 Sarah Camp by experience 118 Mary Parker Senr by experience 119 Mary Coursey by Experience 120 Elizabeth Harrison by experience Dismist 121 Martha Sammonds by experience Dismist 122 Elizabeth Glover Senr by experience 123 Caroline M Wood by letter 124 Lydia Jones by letter 125 Elizabeth Beall by experience 126 Jane Robertson by experience 127 Betty. A B Sister by experience Excommunicated 128 Nancy Glover by experience 129 Concord Harriss by letter Deceased July 1815 130 Lucy Dickson by experience Excluded, restored & Dismist 131 Elizabeth Glover by experience 132 Sarah Beall By experience 133 Mary Parker Jr By experience Decst 3rd January 1813 134 Luvicy Wilkinson by letter Dismist 135 Mary Cockram by Experience Excommunicated 136 Peggy Parker by Letter Dismist 137 Phebe Coursey by experience Excluded 138 Nancy Lowell(?) by experience Dismist 139 Elizabeth Berry by experience Excluded & restored in 1812 140 Elizabeth Andrews by Letter 141 Roda Danielly by experience 142 Phebe A. B. Sister by experience =============================================================================== [page] 64 A List of the female members Continued 143 Miriam Mott by experience Dismist 144 Sally Lynn by Letter Dismist 145 Delilah Jones by letter 146 Polly Hearn by letter Dismissed 147 Milly Parker by letter 148 Catharine Blackston by Letter Dismissed 149 Susannah Castleberry by Letter Dismissed 150 Juda A. B. Sister by letter 151 Vicy Jordan by experience Dismist 152 Elizabeth Harrison by Letter Dismist 153 Elenor Spurlin by letter Dismist 154 Roda Cliett by letter 155 Nancy Taylor by experience Dismisst 156 Martha Cox by Letter Dead 157 Rebeccah Castleberry by Letter Dismist 158 Polly Jones by Letter 159 Nancy Gorden by Letter =============================================================================== [page] 65 Minutes of the Baptist Church on Long Creek of oGachee Commensing August 1799 Saturday 24th August 1799. A number of the members being Met Brother Granberry being present delivered a discourse from 1st Timothy 3rd 14th & 15. after a short Intermission the Church came together in Conference. 2nd A door was opened for any one to come forward wither by letter or experience, and we had the happiness to receive Christopher Chambless and Mary Chambless his wife by letter. 3rd There being a difficulty between some of the members of this Church and Isaac Burson, he came forward to endeaver to give satisfaction the same was laid over until next Conference and the aggrieved part requested to Attend. 4th Brother Castleberry requested that a letter to the Association be prepared by next confer ence, which was agreed to and the Clerk prepare the same Friday 20th September 1799. Conference met agreeable to adjournment. 1st Brother Isaac Burson came forw ard and made his acknowledgement, which was satisfac rory to the Church, and he was received by the right hand of fellowship. 2nd The Brethern Adam Jones and Frederick Ledbetter are appointed our messengers to the Association 3rd The Clerk brought forward the letter to the Association which was read and approved of. 4th Brother Matthew Hubbard and Brother Thomas Vining was appointed to go to the Powells Creek Church to inform them there was diffi culties between a member of that Church and this. Sunday 26th Janueary 1800. A door was opened for any one to come forward wither by experience or letter. We had the ahppiness to receive William Flournoy be Letter Saturday 22nd February 1800. Conference met agreeable to adjournment. No business it adjourned. =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== [page] 71 to come forward either by experience or Letter when we had the happiness to receive Brother James Raley and Frances Raley his wife by letter. 2nd Brother Ledbetter informed the Church there was a difficulty on his mind respecting Brother Joshua Rows not attending Conference it being taken under consideration it was agreed that Brother Vining and Hubba rd talk with him on the occasion and report to next Conference. May 22nd 1802 Conference met agreeable to Adjournment. 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward either by experience or Letter when we had the ahppiness to receive Mary Crawford by experience. 2nd Brother Row came forward agreeable to citation and made his acknowledgements for neglecting to keep his seat in conference which was received by the Church. June 26th 1802. Conference met agreeable to appointment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward wither by letter or experience when we had the ahppiness to receive Two by Experience, viz. Mary Hancock and Nancy Hearn. July 24th 1802. Conference met according to appointment. There being no business of moment conference was therefore dismist. August 1st 1802. Conference met according to appointment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward wither by experi ence or letter, when we had the Happiness to receive Edney Crittenden by Letter and Dinah a Black Sister by experience. 2nd On reading our former minutes we find several charges against Phebe a black sister the same being taken under consideration it was unan imously agreed that she should be excommunicated. 3rd Brother Vining informed the Church there was a report in circulation that Harry a Black Brother lived a disorderly life. It was agreed that we should lay it over until we could hear from him. Friday Sept 24th 1802 Conference met according to appointment 1st On motion Brother Hubbard and Richmond Terrell were appointed members to the Association and =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== [page] 75 April 21st 1804. Conference met agreeable to appointment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward either by Letter or experience when we had the happiness to receive John Travis and Elijah Jones by experience. Sunday 22nd. A door was opened for any one to come forward wither by Letter or experience when we had the happiness to receive Sis a black sister by letter May 26th 1804. Conference met agreeable to appointment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward either by Letter of experience, when we had the ahppiness to receive Cyntha Chambless, Elizabeth Hearn, Thomas Harriss, Whitmael Travis and Barkesdale Miller by experience. June 23rd 1804 Conference met agreeable to appointment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward wither by experience or Letter, when we had the happiness to receive Thaddeus Camp by experience. July 21st 1804 Conference met agreeable to appointment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward wither by experience or Letter, when we had the happiness to receive Samuel Newman and Frances Cooper by experience, Sunday 22nd a door was opened for membership when we had the happiness to receive Anne Newman by experience. August 25th 1804. Conference met agreeable to appointment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward either by Letter or experience when we had the happiness to receive Jones Persons by experience, Cullin Dorman came forward with a letter but there being a difficulty in the minds of the members it was laid over until next conference and that Brother Adams Jones Peter Castleberry and Frederick Ledbetter endeaver to get the difficulty removed. Sept 14th 1804 conference met to Adjournment 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward either =============================================================================== [page] 76 by Letter or experience when we had the happiness to receive Fanny Friend by experience. 2nd Elizabeth Hearn applied for a letter of Dismission which was granted. 3rd Brother Ledbetter one of the members appointed to try to get the difficulty removed resp ecting Cullin Dorman informed the conference they had a meeting on that business but the other members not being present it was laid over until next Conference. Sunday 16th Sept 1804 there was a door opened for any one to come forward either by Letter or experience when we had the happiness to receive Elizabeth Camp by experience and John Flowers by Letter. Saturday 27th Oct 1804 conference met according to appoint- ment. A door was opened for any one to come forward by letter or experience. No one coming forward the church took up the business respecting a charge against Cullin Dorman he failing to give satisfaction Stands without the Church. Saturday 24th November 1804. Conference met agreeable to appoi ntment. 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward either by experience or Letter when we had the happiness to receive Argent Newman by experience and Elisha Hearn by Letter. Elizabeth Hearn who had obtained a letter of Dismission returned the same. Saturday 22nd Decr 1804. Conference met agreeable to appoi ntment 1st Brother Richard Rowe who had moved away came forward and requested a letter of Dismission for himself and wife which was granted. Saturday 26th January 1805. Conference met agreeable to appointment. There being no business conference was dismist. Saturday 23rd Feby 1805. Conference met as usual 1st A door was opened for any one to come forward by letter or experience when we had the happiness to receive John McKinsley by letter. Adjournment. =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== [page] 80 Saturday 23rd August 1806. Conference met according to appointment. 1st A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the happiness to receive Sarah Shurley by experience and Dusannah Beall by Letter. Saturday September 1806. Conference met according to appointment. 1st A door was opened for the reception of members. none came forward. 2nd Sister Abigail Travis applied for a letter of dismission, which was granted. Saturday October 25th 1806. Conference met according to appointment. There being no business conference was dismist. Saturday 22nd Nov 1806. Conference met according to appointment. 1st Brother Elisha Hearn applyed for a letter of dismission for hinself and wife. Granted. Application was made for a letter of dismission for Sister Rachael Jones which was granted. 3rd Brother Shurley laid in a charge against Brother Nimrod Yarbrough of his being intoxica- ted with Spiritous Liquor. The same being taken under consideration the following brethren were appointed to talk with him on the accession, viz, Peter Castleberry William Lynn and Elisha Hearn and report to next conference. 4th Brother Edward Shurley applyed for a letter of dismission for himself and wife, also for Sister Sarah Shurley. Granted. December 27th 1806. Conference met according to appoint ment. 1st There being a charge against Brother Yarbrough he came forward and made his acknowledgements which were Satisfactory. Saturday 24th January 1807. Conference met agreeable to appointment. 1st Taking under consideration our forlorn situation being destitute of a pastor, it was unanim ously agreed that the friday before our next meeting be Set apart as a day of fasting and prayer and that we endeaver that day to make choice of a Pastor. =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== =============================================================================== [page] 87 tigation we find the Charge fully established by the evidence of Brother Adam Jones and Brother Joseph Howell. There was a motion made to lay it over until we could write to Sister Jones to come forward, but as there was other contrdic tions in presence of the Church it was given up that her coming could not remove the difficulty that was then with the Church, she utterly refusing to make any acknowl edgements. Brother Adam Jones then moved to lay it over until next Conference that he might have an opportunity of conversing with her to try to gain a conciliation, which was agreed to. Saturday 23rd December 1809. Conference met according to appointment. A Door was opened for the reception of members and none came forward. Brother Jones informed the Church that he had labored with Sister Terrell but could get no satisfaction and she had informed him she never intended to come to the meeting house again on that business. after deliberating on it a considerable time it was agreed (with the exception of four who gave up to the majority) that she should be excommunicated for the crime of Slander, falsehood and refusing to hear the Church. Saturday 27th January 1810. Conference met according to appointment. As there was no business come before the Conference we were dismissed. Saturday 24th February 1810. Conference met according to appointment. A door was opened for the reception of members and none applying. Sister Rushing applied for a letter of dismission. application was also made for a letter for a Black Sister named Sis. and Brother John Hatcher applyed for a Letter for himself and wife. all granted. Saturday 24th March 1810. Conference met according to appointment. A door opened for receiving members no one came forward. Brother Wm Lynn applyed for letters of dismission for himself and wife. Granted. =============================================================================== \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ =============================================================================== [page] 100 4th Brother Robert Beall informed the Conference that he heard that Sister Phebe Coursey was very disorderly, ordered that the clerk write to Brother Edward Shurley to inform the Church respecting her conduct. Saturday 25 December 1813 Conference met according to appointment. 1st the case of Brother Coursey being taken up and after deliberating on it a considerable time it was laid over until next conference. 2nd Brother Camp informed the Church that Sister Lucy Dixon had neglected meeting a considerable time, and that there was reports of her immo rral conduct, ordered that Brother Curry cite her to next Conference. Saturday January 22nd 1814. Conference met as usual, Brother Coursey failing to appear his case res- pecting disorder was taken up, after sometime spent there on it was unanimously agreed that he be excluded from the Church, Brother Curry reported that he had cited Sister Dickson to attend this conference to show cause why she had neglected to attend Conference and She failing to attend, her husband Mr Dixon came forward and said that she was prevented attending by her child being sick, and requested the church to wait with her till next conference. which was granted. Brother Camp informed the Church that a Black Brother Peter belinging to Mr Haswell has been in disorder by telling things that were not true. appointed Brother Camp to cite him to next conference. Saturday 26th February 1814 Conference met according to appointment. A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the happiness to receive William Lynn Sally Lynn Simon Jones and Delilah Jones by Letter. 2nd The case of Sister Coursey being taken up it was agreed that she be continued in fellowship. 3rd The case of Sister Dixon being taken up but as it appeared that some of the Bethel members were difficultied with her it was =============================================================================== [page] 101 laid on her to Labour with them for a reconciliation and rep ort to next conference. 4th The case of the Black Brother Peter being taken up he came forward and made his acknowle dgements which was satisfactory. Saturday 26th March 1814, conference met as usual 1st A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the happiness to receive Polly Hearn by Letter 2nd The difficulties with Sister Dixon being taken up it was the unanimous voice of the Church that she be excommu nicated for her immoral conduct and wressting herself off from the Church. 3rd Brother Jones informed the Church that Betty a black Sister was living in disorder The Sisters Berry Jones and Beall were appointed to cite her to next conference. 4th The Brethren Robert Beall and Elijah Jones were appointed to admonish Brother Skelly to duty. Saturday 23rd April 1814. Conference met according to appointment. The difficulty with the Black Sister Betty was laid over until next conference Brother Benjamin Benjamin Evans applyed for a Letter of Dismission. which was granted. The reference respecting the addition to the meeting house was laid over until June meeting. Brother Samuel Skelly came forward and made his acknowledgements for his immoral conduct. The Church agreed to bear with him and continue him in fellowship Saturday 21st May 1814. Conference met according to appointment. A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the happiness to receive David Lynn and Milly Parker by Letter. The Black sister Betty came forward and made her acknowledgements which was received and she continued in fellowsh ip. Friday 24th June 1814. Conference met as usual The reference from April meeting respecting the addition to the meeting house was laid over till Sept meeting =============================================================================== =============================================================================== [page] 103 Church, it is the unanimous voice of the Church that she is excommunicated. The Church rules being read was laid over until next Conference for a rehearing. Saturday 17th Sept 1814. Conference met according to appointment The Church Book not being present the business records for for this meeting is laid over for next Conference, 2nd On mo- tion the following Brethren Thaddeus Camp, Robert Beall and Isaac Ball were appointed messengers to the Association and that the Clerk prepare the Letter. Saturday October 22nd 1814. Conference met according to appointment. 1st the Church rules being read. on motion were laid over until next Conference. 2nd Brother William Lynn applyed for a letter of dismission for himself and wife and Mary Hearn. granted. 3rd Brother Bryant Thomas app- lyed for a letter of dismission for himself. Granted. Saturday 25th Nov 1814. Conference met according to appointment. 1st on motion of Brother Jones the Committee appointed to revise and amend the church rules are again appointed to examine the laws and make such amendm ents as they may think proper and report at Conference in march next. Saturday 24th December 1814. Conference met as usual. 1st A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the happiness to receive Susannah Castleberry by Letter. 2nd The reference respecting the addition to the Meeting house is laid over until next conference. Sister Elizabeth Dickens applyed for a letter of Dismission which was granted. Saturday 21st January 1815. Conference met as usual 1st A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the happiness to receive Brother John Blackstone & Sister Catharine Blackstone by Letter. =============================================================================== [page] 104 2nd The reference respecting the addition to the meeting House being taken up it was unanimously agreed that it be dispensed with for the present. 3rd Application was made for a letter of Dismission for Sister Elizabeth Harrison Granted. Saturday 25th February 1815 Conference met as usual. A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the happiness to receive Judah A Black Sister by Letter. Saturday 25th March 1815 Conference met as usual. 1st Sister Nancy Legett applyed for a Letter of Dismission. Granted. 2nd The committee appointed to revise the rules of the Church reported a set of rules after free conversation on them, it was agreed that they should not be received, believing that they Scriptures to be a sufficient rule for us to be governed by. 3rd Brother Castleberry mov- -ed that we take into consideration whether we have a confession of faith. laid over until next Conference. Saturday 22nd April 1845. Conference met according to appointment. 1st The reference from Last conference respecting a confession of faith was laid over until next Conference. 2nd Brother Jones informed the Church that agreeable to their request he had talked to Brother Shelly respecting a report that was in circulation of his immoral conduct and that he gave him no satis- faction it was the unanimous voice of the Church that he should be excommunicated. 3rd Brother Lynn came forward and made his acknowledgements for his immoral Conduct which was Satisfactory to the Church. 4th Application was made for a letter of Dismission for Brother James Orsbourn and wife Granted. Saturday 27th Mary 1815 Conference met as usual. 1st The reference from last meeting wh- ether we shall have a confession being taken up It was unanimously agreed that we have none =============================================================================== \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ =============================================================================== [page] 114 Brother David Lynn had behaved very disorderly in drinking too freely of spiritous Liquors and fighting the same being taken up Brother Castleberry was appoin ted to see him on the occasion and request him to be at next conference Saturday 23rd January 1819. Conference met as usual. 1st we received a request from Brother David Lynn to lay his case over until next conference, which was granted Saturday 27th February 1819. Conference met as usual, 1st the case of Brother Lynn being taken up, and after considerable conver- sation it was laid over until next conference in order that the aggrieved Brethren Peter Castleberry and Samuel Hall are requested to attend with Them. Saturday 27th March 1819. Conference met as usual, 1st The case of Brother David Lynn being taken up and he failing to give satisfaction. It is the unanimous voice of the Church that he be excommunicated. Saturday 24th April 1819. Conference met as usual, There being no business adjournment until Meeting in Course. Saturday 22nd May 1819. Conference met as usual, 1st Brother Andrew Danielly came forward and informed the Church that he had some doubts on his mind that he was rong in asserting the age of his son at the time of giving in the names for draws in the Land Lottery, there being a difficulty in the minds of some of the members it was laid over until next Conference, 2nd We received a letter from Bethel requesting helps to attend with them on Friday before The Third Sabbath in July next to settle a difficulty with them, the request granted and =============================================================================== \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ =============================================================================== [page] 153 Thought to be most convenient to the Church, Adjourned, Sunday April 6th A door was opened for the receiving of mem- bers and had the pleasure of receiving by experience Thomas Lockett, Gilson Berry and Martha Botts. Saturday May 3rd 1828 Conference met as usual, and a door was opened for the reception of members when we had the pleasure of receiving into fellowship by experience Eliza beth Parrish Sarah Griffin, Peggy Coursey, Penny Parrish Keziah Mccormick and Ezra Mccrary, No other business conference Adjourned Adam Jones Clk Friday 30th 1828. Conference Met as usual, And a door was opened for the reception of members when we had the pleasure of receiving into fellowship by experien ce Manum Jones Lucinda Culpepper and Nancy Jones, no other business conference Adjourned until to morrow May 31st Conference met to Adjournment, when a door was opened for the reception of members, when we had the pleasure of hearing and receiving into fellowship by experience Jack a man of colour the property of Brother Elijah Jones 2nd Received a letter from the Church at Euphrates, Montic ello Jasper County Informing us of Brother David Lynn a member formerly excluded from us in which they express that said Brother Lynns walk and life denotes a Godly Sorrow for past offenses and expresses a desire that he should be restored to fellowship with us again upon which it was resolved by the Church that the Clerk write to the Church at Ephesus informing them of our reception of the same and advise them to direct Brother David Lynn to come in person or send his achnowledgements in writing to us. Adjourned until Conference in course Adam Jones Clk Saturday July 5th 1828. Conference met as usual 1st A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the pleasure of receiving into fellowship by experience John Reynolds, Mary Cody, Anna Kinsey Mary P Jones Seaborn Jones & Nancy J McCrary =============================================================================== [page] 154 Also Sarah a woman of Colour the property of John W Kinsey and Joe a man of colour the property of Asa McCrary 3rd Keziah McCormick applied for a letter of Dismission which was granted -- 3rd Brother Hall moved to alter the time of our yearly meeting from June to September which was agreed to -- Adjourned Adam Jones Clk Tuesday July 22nd 1828 The Church of Long Creek met in Conference at Sister Sarah McCormicks when a door was opened for the reception of members, when we had the pleasure of hearing and receiving into fellowship by experience Edmund Cody, Simson M. Taylor and Jane Danielly. The Brethren Edmund Cody and Simson M. Taylor applyed for Letters of Dismission which was granted. August 2nd 1828. Conference met usual 1st A door was opened for the reception of members and had the pleasure of receiving into fellowship by experience Sterling Gardner, William Harrell, Matthew Hall, Gracy Brown, Sarah Coursey, Vincent R Coursey and Isham R Burkhalter 2nd A Black Brother Spenser laid in a cha rge against a Black Sister Charity for the sin of Adu ltry, upon which the Church took up the Charge, when she was publickly expelled from the privileges and fellowship of the same. Adjourned Adam Jones Clk Yearly meeting Conference Friday September 5th 1828. 1st A door was opened for the reception of members when we had the pleasure of receiving into fellowship by experience Ezra Castleberry and Abner Raley - 2nd Read a request through Brother Samuel Hall from Brother David Lynn wishing to restore him to fellowship again and grant him a letter of Dismission, Upon which the church took up the request and received the acknowledg ements of Brother Lynn Through Brother Hall, and he was cordially restored to fellowship, and a Letter of dismission granted him. =============================================================================== \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// =============================================================================== ----------------- At the very end of the reel is the following: DEPARTMENT OF STATE BEN W. FORTSON, JR. SECRETARY OF STATE ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY This Is To Certify That The Microphotographs Appearing On This Reel Number Are The Accurate, Complete And Official Reproductions Of: RECORDS LONG CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH WARREN COUNTY, GEORGIA IN FOUR VOLUMES Vol. I, 1786-1883 Vol. II, 1884-1912 Vol. III, 1912-1921 vol. IV, 1922-1951 Loaned by George W. Ivey, Jr., Clerk, Long Creek Baptist Church, Warrenton, Georgia, for microfilming purposes. 1954 As Reproduced By The Microfilm Division Of The Georgia Department Of State, Ben W. Fortson, Jr., Secretary Of State. It Is Further Certified That The Microphotographic Pro- cesses Were Accomplished In A Manner And On Film Which Meets With Requirements Of The National Bureau Of Standards For Permanent Microphotograhic Copy J Burman Camera Operator Atlanta, Georgia May 13, 1954 Date Produced