North Fork Baptist Church Records

August 1799 - February 1854

Transcribed by Sherri from images donated by Joy Fisher from FHL Film #358487.

1799 - 1810

1811 - 1820

1821 - 1825

1826 - 1829

1830-1832

1833 - 1836

1837 - 1840

1841 - 1848

1849 - 1854

 


 

January 27, 1821 - Met agreeable to appointment on saturday at the house of Mr. Dawson, and after prayse and prayre proceeded to Business.  First appointed Br. Devore Md. and Br Pugh, Clk.  A dore opened the Reception of Members, But none, then tookup the Case of Br. Watson.  The church gave him three Meetings to make use of his Letter or return it.  Then the case of Br Hartsock and the Church was satisfied with him then he applyd for a letter of Dism. it was granted him.  Our meeting in Course at Br. Dawson's.  Adjourned.     Br. Devoar, Md.    Br Pugh, Clk

No meeting in Febry on account of high warter

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March 24, 1821 - The Church met Saturday at the house of Mr. Dawsons and after Divine Worship proceeded to business.  1st Members from other Churches Invited to Seaths with us.  A dore opend for the Reception of Members.  Adournd Till Meeting in course.  Br. Charles Webb Md. Dan'l T. Vaughan, Clk

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June 24, 1821 - Met agreeable to appointment on Saturday The 21st of june at the house of Bro John Routt and after Worship proceeded to Business. 
1st - the rules of decourm red
2nd - Brethren from Sister Churches invited to Seat with us
3rd - Dore opened for the reception of Members
4th - The inquiry of peace
5th - The Letter of Bro Watson opened and his Church Letter in it.  The Letter red private by the Brethren first and then red in publick to the Church in Whitch he desired to withdraw and we think it needful from his conduct and not Liveing up to the rules of the CHurch that he ought to be Excluded from her.  There fore We read him no longer with us Then adjournd Till Meeting in Course.  Bro. Barlow M.D.        Dan'l T. Vaughn Clk.

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July 21, 1821 - Met agreeable to appointment Saturday at the house of B. John Routt Senr and after Divine Worship Proceeded to Business.
1st - an invitation to Brethren from Sister Churches to Seat with us.
2nd - an Inquiry of peace in the Church
3rd - a dore opened for the reception of Members
4th - the Letter for the assotion red and receivd.
5th - Brethren appointed to carry the Letter
6th - Adjournd till Meeting in September Term
The Brethrens Names that Carry the Letter Bro. J. Booe, Bro. R. Booe, Bro. El Browning

Since our Last annual Meeting:

Baptisd
None
Dismist by Letter
Three
Excommunicated
Three
Received by Letter
None
Dead
One
Total
51
  Bro. Barlow Md. 
  Sam'l T. Vaughan Clk

September 22, 1821 - Met agreeable to appoin at the house of Brother John routt Senr and after Divine Worship prceeded to Business.  Brother Barlow chosen Moderator.   Motion and Second that we call a preacher and Laid over till next Meeting in course.  Sister Evans applyd for Letter of Dismission.  Likewise Sister Cumbridge for letter.  Agreed that the Bretheren Meet and fix on a day for to work on the Meeting house.  Adjournd till Meeting in course.     Br. Barlow M.D.    Bro. John Routt Clk. ptm.

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October the 27th 1821 - Met agreeable to appointment at the house of Br John Routt snr after prayr & Singing prceeded to Business.
1 - Inquirry Made for peace in the Church
2 - A dore opened for the recception of members
3 - the Rules of Decorum red
4 - Motion made & Seconed that we Call a preacher Namely Brother Elrod to come to preach for us Stateedly.
5 - Agreed that Brother John ROutt jur rite the in viting Letter to Borther Ellrod and convey the Same.
6 - agreed that We Meet on Saturday the 3 of November to get the rafters and Let Down the plates of Meeting house.
7 - Adjournd Till Nex Meeting in Course.
Bro. Patterson   Md.   Sam'l T. Vaughan   Clk.

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January 5, 1822 - The Church Met agreeable to appointment on Saturday the 5th of January 1822 at the House of Bro John Routt jur and after Divine Service, proceeded to Business.
2 - An invitation to Members from other Churches to Set With us
3 - a Motion Made and Seconed that the Church send for the Bro. clerk to attend our nex Meeting and Bro. John Routt to bare the Same.
adjournd Till Meeting in course held at the same place.           Bro. Ellrod   Md.  Bro. Geo. Pugh Clk.

February 2, 1822 - Met at the house of Bro John Routt on Saturday the 2 of February 1822 and after Divine Service Proceeded to Business.
1st - an invitation to sisters to sit with us.
2nd - a dore opend for the reception of Members
3rd - Refarences Red and attended to
4th - a motion made and Seconed that We apply to Bro. Walters for one acre of Land near the Mill & Bro. John Routt Jur, Adam Downard are appointed To act and Do for the church.
5th - all So Bro Joseph King appoin to serve as Decon in Place of Bro. John Routt sen with Bro. Downard
6th - agreed the church be ready a gainst the next Meeting to raise a fund of Money for the use of the church & all so Bro. Jno. King appointed to Keep charge of the fund and Dispose of the same as needful in the church.
Bro Adam McCarty & Wife receivd by Letter
Motion Made and Seconed that we invite Bro. Walter to our nex meeting & all so the Bro. Clk & Bro Patterson are to go and invite to his seat with us in the spirit of Meekness.
adjournd till meeting in course at this place Whitch is The first Sunday and Saturday in March as our time of meeting is altred from the fourth to the first & C.    Bro. E. Ellrod   Md.    Dan'l T. Vaughan Clk.

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April 6, 1822 - Met agreeable to appointment on Saturday at the house of Bro. John Routt jur and after Divine Worship Proceeded to Business.  The Brethren from Sister churches invited to Seat With us.
2nd - a dore opend from the Reception of Members
3rd - the fund that I Raised for the church is as follows:

Bro. John Routt junr
$1
Bro. Patterson
50 cents
Bro. King & Downard
$1
Bro. Elijah Browning, Henry Browning & Miller
$1

Motion Made & Seconded that the Business of Bro. Walters be laid over till next Meeting in course.  A motion made and seconed to know whether the ground that Bro. Walter gives at the Mouth of the Lane opposite Br. John Routts East corner will suit to build a meeting house on and obtand by a Majority
Adjournd till Meeting in Course.           Br. Ellrod    M.D.    Dan'l T.V.    Clk.

May 3, 1822 - Met on Saturday at the house of Bro. John Routts jur and after worship preceeded business.  1st - Members from other churches invited to a Seat With us.   2nd - an inqury for peace among us.  3 - a dore opend for the Reception of Members.  4th - Motion made and second that on Monday the 20 of this Int. that we commence in the Work of the Meeting House and halling the Logs from the old place witch Bro. John to do.  also to imploy some one to ge the Shingles and for his services he is to be paid.  Likewise, Bro. King to See to getting of the Shieling plank.  The case of Bro. Walters indulgd.  Adjournd til in course.      Bro. Ellrod,    M.D.      Dan'l T. Vaughan, Clk.

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July 6, 1822 - Met on Saturday the 6th of July 1822 at the house of Br Jo Routt and after prar Proceeded to Business as follows:
1st - Members from other churches invited to Seat with us
2nd - the State of the church enquired in to and found to be at peace.
3rd - a dore opened for the reception of Members
4th - the Br. Clerk and Br. Downard to prepare a letter for the assotiation and bring to the nex Meeting. 
Adjournd till Meeting in Course.          Br. Elrod    M.D.       Dan'l T. Vaughan, Clk.

Sister Sarah Walter died July 13, 1822

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August 4, 1822  - Met accoring appointment on Saturday the 4th of august 1822 and after Sermon Proceeded to Business.
1st - Invitation for Members from other churches to seat with us
2nd - the place of the Church Inquired into
3rd - the asson. Letter calld for and Red & Recvd.
A greed that on Tuesday the 14th to Raise the Meeting house. The Clerk appointed to collect Money from the subscriptoin to adjourn Till meeting In course.

Since our last anual Meeting

Received by Baptism
None
by Letter
None
Dismission
None
Excluded
...
Dead
1
Total
59
  Bro. Elrod M.D.
  Dan'l T. Vaughan, Clk.

October 5, 1822 - Met on Saturday the 5th October 1822 at the old Stand and after Divine Worship Proceded to Business.  1 - Brethren from Sister Churches Invited to Seat with us.  2 - In quiry Made in to the piece of the Church and we findf that their is a Disturbance between two of our sisters and we conclude to appoint a Committee to inquire in to the grievance and Try to Settle the Same.  Brethren Robert Booe Jr. King and D. Vaughan.  Adjournd till Meeting in Course.   Bro. Ell Rod M.D.   Dan'l T. Vaughan   Clk.

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November 2, 1822 - Met on Saturday the 2nd November 1822 at the house of Bro. Jo. King and after Divine worship proceeded to Business.  1 - Invitation to Members from sister churches to a seat with us.  2 - a dore opend for the reception of Mimbers.  3 - the case of Sisters Elisabeth Cambrige and Patsy Smith and they have agreed to Drop the Business for give and Be for given in token of friendship.  R.S.   Till Meeting in course at Bro Jon Millers.   Bro. Jr. Riley  M.D.   Dan'l T. Vaughan

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No meeting of Business in December at Bro. Millers

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January 4th 1823 - Met agreeable to appointment at the house of Mr. Kenneys and after Divine Worship prceeded to Business.  1st - invitation to Brethren from Sis Churches to Seat with us.  2nd - a dore open'd for the reception of Members.   3rd - Dismist till the 2nd Saturday and Sunday in February at the house of Mr. F. Brownings.   Bro. Elrod   M.D.    Dan'l T. Vaughan  Clk

March 1, 1823 - Met agreeable to appointment the first day of March 1823 at the house of Mr. Toliver Browning & after Divine Worship Proceeded to business.  1st - a dore opend for the Reception fo members.  2nd - Bro. Jas. Webb received by letter.  3rd - our next Meeting to be at Bro. Bob Booei.  4th - agreed that our communion Season is to be Stated by Every three Months beginning in April as our Meeting is altered to the Second Sunday in the Month & Saturday before.  Dismisst till meeting in Course.      Bro. Jas. Ellrod  M.D.    Dan'l T. Vaughan

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April 12, 1823 - Met agreeable to appointment the 12 of April 1823 at the house of Bro. Rob Booie and after prayr to God for his Mercies prceeded to Business.
1st - in Invitation to Sister Churches to Seats with us.
2nd - a dore opend for the Reception of Members.
3rd - Agreed that Bro. Robert Booie furnish Seeting plank for the Meeting house.
4th - Bro. Elijah Browning & Bro. Webb appointed To Cite Bro. Pew to our next Meeting to answer for Misconduct that of making two free with Spiritous Liquor.
5th - Bro. Miller & Bro. Patterson appointed to cite Bro. Isaac Hartstock for failure of Duty whitch he owes to God & the Church.
6th - Brethren George patterson & John Routt are appointed to invite Brother Levi Walter to come and fill his seat With us In forming him that we are not willing to give him up.  Adjournd Till Meeting in course.    Bro. Ellrod   M.D.    Dan'l T. Vaughan    Clk.

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May 1823 - Met on the 2nd Saturday in May at the House of Bro. John Routt, jur and after Divine worship proceeded to Business. 
1st - an invitaiton to Sister Churches to Seat with us.
2nd - a dore opened for the Reception of Members
3rd - the case of Bro. Pew laid over till next meeting.
4th - the Brethren failing to notify Bro Hartsock to attend We therefore appoint Bro. B. Kemp to cite him to our nex Meeting.
5th - the Reference in case of Bro. Walters called for and attended to Bro. Walters has taken his seat with us as usual.  Adjournd      Bro Elrod   M.D.    Dan'l T. Vaughan   Clk.

June 1823 - Met at the house of Br. Walters as according to appointment the second Saturday in June and after prayr to God for his Blessing proceeded to business.  Bro Pew has Satsifyed the church Concerning the charge that was Laid against him.  2nd - the case of Isaac Hartsock calld and attended TO and from his non attention and neglect of Duty he is Excluded from the North Fork Church.  Motiond and Second that Bro Webb put the Roof on the Meeting House at workman price and take the subscripton for pay as far as the church has subscribed.  A motion Made and Seconed that the church Book be kept at the nearest house to The Meeting House.  Adjournd till nex Meeting in course.

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August 1823 - Met on the 2nd Saturday in August and after prayere to business.  1st - an invitation to sister churches to Seat with us.  2nd - a dore opened for the Recp. of Members.  3rd - agree that Bro. Walter, Bro. Downard, Bro Webb & Bro Dan'l T. Vaughan prepare a letter for the asotiation.  all so Bro Bowe, Jon. Millr and Adam Dounard to bare the Letter.  a motion made & seconed that the church write a Letter to Sister Mrogan & that Bro. Wm. Long of Drift Run Bare the letter to her.  Adjournd till next meeting.    Recieved By Letter Br. Cleveland & wife & daughter.

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September 1823 - Met on the 2nd Saturday in September and after prayer proceeded to Business.  The Reference Concerning Sister Morgan called for & Laid over.  A motion made and Seconded tha tthe Church prepare to pay Brother Elrods widow for his services  to this Church.  Ordered that sister Anne Browning have a letter of Dismision Done by order of the chruch.

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October 1823 - Met the 2nd Saturday in October & after singing and prayr porceeded to Business & C as usual.  Bro. Webb has received the Subscrtion paper containing $24.5 cents, the ballance of the Church Subscription.

March 1824 - Met according to appointment the Second Saturday in March at brother Wallters and after pray to god for his Blesings proceeded to Bisness.
1 - enquiry made if church is at peace with themselves
2 - sister burns Dismissed by Letter
3 - Motion made and Seconed that Brother Lay cite Brother green and Brother Washburn to the next Metting.
4 - Brother W.W. brought to cite Brother Camp to the next church Metting.
5 - Brother pattison to cite Brother king to the next chruch Metting.

  Jas Webb   clk
Bro.W. king   M.D.

 

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April the 10th 1824 - Met according to adjournment at the House of Bro Walterses and after prayre proceeded to business.  Bro. Kemp satisfyd the church and Likewise Bro King has Satisfyde the Church all so adjournd tell next Meeting in course.

  Levi Walter    M.D.
Dan'l T. Vaughan  C.L.K.
Adam Downard   C.C. pro tempore

 

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June 12, 1824 - Met according to appointment & after Divine Service proceeded to business.
1st - an inquiry in to the peace of the chruch
2nd - Bro. J. Webb Laid in a charge of slander against Bro. Patterson, in which Br. Patterson had Said he (Webb) had Made a rascally charge in the work of the Meeting house & also that he was picing the pockets of the church.  Bro. patterson Still presisted in it, & the church has taken it up & has laid it over till Next meeting in course.  Adjournd.

  j. Riley    M.D.
Dan'l T. Vaughan  C.L.K.

 

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August 7, 1824 - Met on Saturday the 7nth Agust 1824 at the Meeting House and after Divine Praise and thanks giveing by Bro. C. Webb Proceeded to Business. 
1st - an invitation to Members from Sister Churches to seat With us
2nd - a dore opend for the reception of Members
3rd - the Letter for the assoction Calld for and red and receivd

August 7, 1824 (continued)
4th - the Brethren names to bear The Letter.  Bro. I. Wash Burn, Bro. A. Downard, Bro. Wm. Cleveland, Bro. R. Booe & Bro I Webb appointed to bear the Letter.  Money for the Minutes:

 
cts
Bro. Ro. Booe
$.25
Bro. J. King
50
Bro. Kemp & Washburn
62 1/2
Bro. A. Downard & Cleveland
50
 
$1.87 1/2
 
Bro. C. Webb    M.D.
Dan'l T. Vaughan  C.L.K.

 

 

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July 10, 1824 - Met Pursuant to adjournment & Opend meeting by prayre & proceeded ot Busness.
1st - an inquiry made into the peace of the Church
2nd - the refference concerning Bro. patterson & Bro. J. Webb called for & Bro. W. Routt Reported He had Setled it.  Bro. Webb agreed to take the Same for satisfaction of payment for his labour.  The Church appointed Bro. I. Webb & Bro. Downard to Rite the Letter to the assotion & Bring it to the Nex meeting this being a mistake In Booking the minutes.    Dan'l T. Vaughn Ck.

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October the 11nth 1824 - North Fork Churck met according to appointment and after pray proceeded to Business.
1st - and inquiray to the peace of the Church
2nd - a dore opend for The Reception of Members
3rd - Motion made and Second to Leave the consideration with the CHurch Till our next Whether or not She will Choose on appoint a Stated M.D. or Some one to Step forward and open Meeting when we have no Preacher and indeaver to come as near as to our Rules as we can & motion made & Second that pur absent be Invited to our nex Meeting.
Bro. Booe Bro. Clevland invite the Brethren.  Dismist Till Meeting in course.

 
Bro. Jeremiah DVour    M.D.
Dan'l T. Vaughan  C.L.K.

 

 

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December 14th 1824 - The Church Met According to Apointment and opend Meting by Devine Worshep.  1st - The Refference of our absent Breathern Taken up.  Bro. Bowee, Bro. Miller and Bro. Webb, Bro. **** Brown and Bro Webb Gave Satisfaction.  Dismissed Till Meeting in Corse.

April 9, 1825 - Met on Saturday the 9nth April 1825 met acording to appointment and after Divine Service by Bro. R. King prceeded to Business.
1st - an invitation to members from other Churches to Seet us
2nd - an inquiry made in to the peace of the Church
3rd - The case of Bro. D___ Webb & Bro. Patterson that was before the Church in June is now done away and tThe CHurch satisfyd.  Dismisst till meeting in cource. 

  Bro. R. King   M.D.
Dan'l T. Vaughan    C.L.K.


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May 8, 1825 - Met accoring to appointment.  2 sermons one by Bro. Geo fieldes and the other by Bro. C. Webb.  No Business done by the church this day May The 8th 1825.

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July The 16, 1825 - Met according to appointment and after Divine worship by our Pastor & Bro. C. Webb proceeded to Business.
1st - a dore opend for the Reception of members
2nd - an inquiry in to the peace of Church
3rd - and as it was agreed upon The last chruch meeting to have the Core cast and made.   The work is Done.  The price is $3.00 and Brother Walters paid in corn $1.50  also Bro. Routt Jour found The Hinges & Screws price 62 1/2 cents.  Also Bro. Routt senr, Bro walters & Bro Robert booe has paid 25 Cts. each for the use of the meeting house and Bro Patterson promised $1.25 cts in specie for his part.  The Church has appointed Bro. Clerk and Bro cleveland Wright.  The letter for the assotiation.  Adjournd till Meeting in couse.  

 
Bro. C. Webb    M.D.
Dan'l T. Vaughan  C.L.K.

 

 

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August 20, 1825 - Met agreeable to appointment on Saturday the 20th of August 1825 and after prayre prceeded to Business.
1st - a dore opend for the reception
2nd - an inquiry Made for the peace of the church
3rd - The Letter for the association calld for and Red and Receivd also Their was by Miss Carriage of the Money for the Last years minuits 75 cts to whitch Bro. Cleve Land put in 25 cts, Bro John Routt put in 20 cts in silver, So that The lst years minuits is paid for 1824.  Bro Patterson put in 12 1/2 in silver for the same purposes, Bro. King put in 12 1/2 in silver.

August 20, 1825 (continued)
Bro. Clevland 12 1/2 in paper Bro. Washburn put in 25 cts in paper also Bro. J. Webb Bro. walters and Bro Henry Browning each 12 1/2 whitch makes 27 1/2 cts st that we have paid for the Last years minutes 75 cts.  for this year 87 1/2 cts and the clerk 50 cts.  This done by order of the church this 20 day of August 1825.

 
Bro. C. Webb    M.D.
A. Downard  C.L.K.

 

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October 15, 1825 - The Church met according to appointment and after devine worship proceed to Business as follows
1st - Chose A Downard Righting Clerk, Bro. James Webb Singing Clerk
2nd - a Charge Entered against Bro. George Pugh for the Sin of Intoxication for WHich we send Bro. John Routt junr & Bro. Kemp to answer to the same.
Done by order of the Church this 15th of October 1825.

 
C. Webb    M.D.
A. Downard  CLK.

 

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November 19, 1825 - The Church Met According to appointment and after Devine Worship procede to Buseness.
1st - Members from Sister Churches Invited to a Seat With Us
2n - the Refferences Cold for Concerning Br. Pugh Taken up for which Br. Pugh Gave Satisfaction.
3rd - the deficulty Between Bro. Pugh and bro. Kemp Laid over Till next Meeting.
4th - the Deficulty of Bro. Miller Taken Up and the Church Excluded Him from his Bann.
Done by order of the Church this day and date above Ritten. Ajurned.

  Bro. Milton    M.D.
A. Downard  C.L.K.

 


 


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