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

 


 

May 20, 1826 - The Church met According to Appointment and after Devine Worship Procede to Buisness as follows:
1st - Members from Sister Churches invited to a Seat with Us
2nd - a dore opend for the Reception of Members
3rd - Bro. C. Webb Chosen by the Chruch as our Stated preacher.  The Church then agree to pay him for his Services.  Ajurnd Till Meeting in Corse.

 
C. Webb    M.D.
A. Downard  clk

 

 

July 15, 1826 - The Church Met on Saturday the 15th of July 1826 According to appointment and after devine Worship, Proceede to Business as follows:
1st - a dore opend for the Reception of Members
2nd - the Referance Cald Concerning Bro. Pugh & Bro. Kemp Laid over Till our Next Meeting.
3rd - Robert King Came forward & Nockt for Admision. Postpond till our Nex Meting.
4th - Anaurenate Bro. Downard to prepare A Leeter by our nex Meeting.
5th - Sister Elizabeth Scott Aplide for a Letter Which was Granted.     A. Downard, Clk.

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August the 19th 1826 - The Church Met Accordin to Appointment. & After devine worship procede to Buiseness as Follows:
1st - A door opend for the Reception of members
2nd - the Refances Cald fro Concerning Br Pugh & Bro Kemp.  the Church say Bro. Kemp acted proper With Him.
3rd - We Complain against Bro. pugh for Chargeing the Church With Drunkeness and for not Seekeing to Reclaim them Agreeable to the Gospel.
4th - We Likewise Complain Against Bro. pugh for being angry with Bro. Kemp without a Cause.
5th - We Require Bro. Pugh to Come before the Church and Clean his Chractor of that of Being a drunkard at home & Abroad.   Bro. King to Envite Bro. pugh to Next Meeting.  Sined By order of the Church.

  Bro. C. Webb    M.D.
A. Downard  Clk

 

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September the 16th 1826 - The Church Met according to appointment and after devine worship procede to Buiseness.  1st - a door opend for the Recption of members.  2nd - Refferances Cald Concerning Bro. pugh.  Bro. Henry Jackson Received into this Church in full fellowship.  Ajurned.

  C. Webb    M.D.
A. Downard  Clk

 

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October the 13, 1826 - The Church Met According to Appointment and after Devine Worship procede to Buiseness. 
1st - a door opend for the Reception of Members.

October 13, 1826 (Continued)

2nd - Refferances Cald for Concerning Bro. Pugh Taken Up for Which the CHurch Excluded him from Barr.
3rd - Sister Mary Ewing applied for Letter of dismission.   Granted.  Sister Miller, Sister Nancy Scott & Casany Scott applied also.  Granted.  Ajurnd.

  Bro. C. Webb    M.D.
A. Downard  Clk

 

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November 18th, 1826 - The Church Met according to Appointment and After singing and prayer to God procede to Buisness.
1st - Chose Bro. Walter, Mod. then Ajurnd.

  C. Webb    Mod
A. Downard  Clk

 

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January the 20th, 1827 - The Church met acording to Apointment, & after devine Worship procede to Buisness:
1st - Chose Bro. Abbernathur Mod.
2nd - A Dore opend for the Reception of member   Came forward Hariett Browning, Ms. Lewizar ---- Cleveland, Ms. Patsey Walton and was Received by Experience.
3rd - Bro. Abbnathur Chosen By the Church our Stated preacher for one Year.
4th - a Motion and Seconded that our Meeting Be Ruld By the third Saturday.
Adgurnd.

  Bro. Abbnathur    M.D.
A. Downard  Clk

Members Recd. this meeting - 3

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February the 17th 1827 - The Church Met according to Appointment and after Devine Worship Procede to Buiseness.
1st - a dore opend for the Reception of Members
2nd - Came forward --

Levi Walter Jur Leucy Browning
George Routt Amela Browning
William Atwell Ursley Atwell
Ambrose Fields Eliza owen
Lemuel Downard William Downard
Margaret Roden Lydia Jackson
Saray Owens Nancy Right  By Letter
Jane Browning  
Meriah Browning
 
Nancy Field  
and was Recd in full fellowship
All of which was Received uppon a confession of their faith for Babtism.  A motion and Seconded for a Dismision.  Agurnd.
  Bro. Abbenathur    M.D.
A. Downard  Clk

March 17, 1827 - The Northfork Baptist Church of Christ met according to Appointment on Saturday the 17 of March 1827 & after Divine Service proceeded to business.
1st - Members from Sister churches invited to take their Seaths With Us.
2nd - A Door Opened for the Recep of members and the following named persons Came forward and Were Received into full fellowship:  Wm. F. Cleaveland, Henry Cleaveland, Valentine Malory, Nancy Malory, James Owings, Polly Culp, Nancy Walter, Sally Routt, Polly Ross, Rebecca Walter, Elizabeth Cleveland, America Culp, Mary Culp, polly King, Sally Jolly, Cassandra Cleveland was Recd by letter.
It is agreed that Sister Margaret Rowland have a Letter of dismission.
4th - Wm. Watson applied to be stored to fellowship.  Refered till next meeting then agreed to adjourn untell meeting in Course.

  B.L. Abernathur   Modr
Wm. Putman    Clk prtm

No Recve at this meeting: 16

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Saturday the 27th of April 1827 - The North fork Church met agreeable to adjournment after divine Worship proceeded to Business, Viz.
1st - A door opened for the Reception of Members & the following named persons came forward and was Received by experience Viz: Cordelia   Woorl, Mary Walter, Paulina Smith, Rachel Rose, Rachel Jones Kerriah Buckley, Lucinda Patterson, Mary Bledsoe, Valentine Bledsoe.  Ms. Jane Buckley is Restored to full fellowship in this Church.  The reference concerning Watson is Continued.  Brother & Sister Washburn Dismissd by Letter by order of the Church.

  B.L. Abernatha    M.D.
Levi Walter  Sen.  Clk p tm

No Recd. this meeting: 10

May 19, 1827 - The Church met according to adjournment and after Divine Service proceeded to business. 
1st - Members from Sister churches invite to take seats with us.
2nd - A door Opened for the Reception of members and the following persons came forward Viz?  Issabella Jolly, Martha Miller, Polly Smith, WM. Dawson, James W. Downard, Martha Field, Esther belonging to M. Hitch, Polly Patterson.  Br. Ambrose Field Requsted a letter of Dismission.  Granted.  Also Sister Polly Habler granted.  A Motion & Second to adjourn, agreed. 

  Mod B.L. Abernather   
Clerk   Adam Downard

No Recd. at this meeting  8

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Saturday the 16th June 1827 - The Church Met according To appointment adn after Devine worshipproceeded to Business.
1st - a dore opened for the Reception of Members.
2nd - Came forward the follow persons Burgess Duvall, Sarah Moolen, Lena Jackson, Hariett Jackson, Matilda Vaughan.
Br. & Sister Murty Requested & recevd Letters of Dismision.  Granted.
Bro. Levi Walter junr appointed Singeng Clerk.
A motion and Second to agurn. Agreed

  Mod B.L. Abernather   
Clerk   Adam Downard

 

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Saturday July the 21, 1827 - The Church met acording To Appointment, & after Devine Worship Procede to buiseness.
1st - a dore opened for the Reception of Members.
2nd - Came forward the follow persons viz.  Mrey Griffeth, Timothy Malory  Receved #5 Which was Received by Experence
3rd - Bro. Jackson & Bro. Valentine Malery Appointed Deacons to this Church.
4th - Bro. William Dawson Valentine Malery Robt Beouy Levi Walter Junr. Henery Cleveland to bear our Letter to the Assosiauation.
5th - We also Apoint Bro Cleveland & A. Downard to Right our Letter to the Assosiation.
Adgurnd

  B.L. Abernathe  Md   
A. Downard  Clk

 

August the 19, 1829 **- The Church met acording To appointment & after Devine Worship proceded to Buisness.
1st - a dore opend for the Reception of member
2nd - the Letter to the Asocation Cald for and Adopted
3rd - the Church sent $1.50 cts To Get our Minets.
A Motion & Second that our Door be in the Side Next the Road, sined by order of the Church.
** - Although this states the year is 1829, it was between the July and September 1827 records, so therefore is most likely a clerical or transcription error.

  B.L. Abernather    Md
A. Downard   Clk

 

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September the 15th 1827 - The Church Met acording to appointment and after Devine worship procede to Buiseness
1st - an Invitation to Breathren from Sister Churches to Take their seets With Us
2nd - a Door opend for the Reption of Members. Came forward the following persons viz.  Catherine Bledsaw, Elizabeth Buckley.  Also Hanah the Hanmaid of Ms. Smiths Whichwas Received by Experience.
Bro. Mallery & Sister Mallery Requested Letters of Dismision Granted.
3rd - a Motion and Second that We Lay over Choseing our Deacon Tell our next. Motion & Second that we Agurn.

  B.L. Abernatha    Md
A. Downard   Clk

Received 3.

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October the 20th 1827 - The Church Met acording to Appointment.  after Devine Worship Proceded to Buiseness.
1st - an Envitation to Brathren from Sister Churches to Take Seats with Us.
2nd - a Door opend for the Recption of Members.
3rd - the Refferances Cald Concerning our Deacon Bro. Levi Walter Junior, Chosen Deacon by privet Balet.  Agurnd 

  B.L. Abernatha    Md
A. Downard   Clk

 

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November the 17th 1827 - The Church Met Acording to apointment, & after Devine Worship proceded to Buiseness.
1st - Chose Bro. Owens Mod
2nd - an Envitation To Breathren from Sister Churches to Take Seats with Us.
3rd - a door Opend for the Reception of Members
4th - a Motion and Second for Dismision  Agreed

  B.L. Abernatha    Md
A. Downard   Clk

 

January the 19, 1828 - The Church met Acording to Appointment, & after Devine Worship proceded to Buiseness.
1st - a Door opend for the Reception of Members
2nd - a Motion and Second that Bro. Abenatha Be Cald to preach for Us the Ensuing Year & Caried.
Unanumiously Sign by order of the Church.

  B.L. Abernatha    Md
A. Downard   Clk

 

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February 16, 1828 - The Chaurch met acording to apointment & after Divine Worship proceded to Business.
1st - A Door opend for the Reception of members
2nd - the Deficukelty of Sister Susan king tacken up.  The Church find her guilty of such Disorder THey Say She is no more of us.  A motion made for Dismision.

  B. Abernatha    Mod
Adam Downard   Clk

 

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March 15, 1828 - Met agreable to apointment & after prayer proceded To Business.  Bro. Owens Chosen mod; Brother Kemp, Clk; Brother William Watson Restord to fellowship; Brother William Atwell aplied for Letters whitch was granted; Brother watson Request  its granted; Done by order of the Church.

  B. Owens    Md
Bro Kemp   Clk

 

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April Ye 19 1828 - Church met acording to apointment.  After Divine worship proceeded to Business.
1st - a Door opend for the Reception of members and Brother George Routt Express himself agrived with Sister nancy walter.  the Chruch apointed Br Dawson, Br. Jackson & Br Cleveland sister Dawson & Sister Jackson as a Commitee to Investigate the grievance & make Report to Next Church meeting.  done By of the church.

  Br abernatha    Mod
Bro Kemp   Clk

 

May 17 1828 - Church met agreable to apointment & after worship proceeded to Business.  Brother Henry Jackson Chosen mod.
first - a Door opend for the Reception of members.
2nd - the Case betwen Br. George Routt & Str Nancy Walter Continued till next meeting.
Str Cordela Wood aplied for A Letter.  It was granted her, done by order of the church.

  Henry Jackson    Md
Edward Kemp   Clk pro tem

 

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June the 21, 1828 - The Church Met According to Appointment & after Devine worship procede to Buiseness.
1st - A door opend for the Reception of Members
2nd - Came Forward Bro. Martin Moodd & was Received by Letter.
3rd - The Case of Bro Routt & Sister Nancy Walter Taken up & Fellowshipt Each other to the Satisfaction of the CHurch. A Motion to agurn agreed. Signed By order of the Church.

  B. L. Abenatha    Md
A. Downard   Clk

 

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July the 19th 1828 - The Church Met According to Appointment, & after Devine Worship procede to Buseness.
1st - an Invitation to Brethering From Sister Churches to Take seats.
2nd - a door opend for the Reception of Members
3rd - aw appooint A. Downard and Bro. Levi Walter Junr. to Right our Letter to the Asosiation. Agreed.

  B. L. Abenatha    Mo
A. Downard   C.l.k

 

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August 16, 1828 - The Church met according to appointment & after devine worship Proceded to Buiseness.
1st - an Envitation to Breathern from Sister Churches to Take Seats.
2nd - a door opend for the Reception of Members
3rd - Came forward Nancy Smith & Was Recievd by Experance. Bro. John King Returnd his Letter. 
4th - we appoint the following Breathren to Bear our Letter to the asosation Levi Walter Jur.; Eligah BNrowning; Henry Cleveland; A. Downard; Robt. Beouy; George Routt.
$4.18 3/4 cts put in the hands of Bro Levi Walter Jur to Defray Church Expenses.

  B. L. Abernather    Md
A. Downard   Clk

 

September the 20th 1828 - The Church Met according to Appointment, & after Devine WOrship proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - a door opend for the Recption of members.
2nd - Emilia Linum wa Recd. by Experience; Sister Pritcharde Received by Letter.
3rd - SIster Patsy Miller requested a Letter of Dismission.  Granted.  also Brother Henrey Cleveland and wife Granted; also Sister Bledsaw Granted.
4th - a Motion by Bro. Levi Walter Junior & Second that our Cuvenant Be RedWhen Members are Received by Letter.  The Motion continued tell Next Meeting.   Adgourned.

  B. L. Abernatha    Md
A. Downard   Clk

 

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December 1828 - At a meeting at the North fork Church held at the house brother levi Walter Senr on the third Saturday in December 1828.  after Singing and prayer proceeded to business as follows:  Brother levi Walter Senr Chosen Moderator.  Levi Walter Jr. appointed clerk.  agreed by the Church uanimously that we call Brother Gilson Hamrick to be our Stated preacher for one year.  A motion made and Seconded that A Committee be appointed to transcrine the Cevenant to make it more inteligeble.  Referred untill meeting in course.  A motion & Second to adjourn.  Agreed.

  Levi Walter Jr  Clk pro tem
Levi Walter Sr.  Mod

 

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January the 17, 1829 - The Curch Met According to appointment & after Devine Worship Procede to Buiseness.
1st - Chose Bro. B. Hamrick Moderator
2nd - an Envitation to Breathern from Sister Churches to Take Seats
3rd a door opend for the rept. of Members
4th - Bro. Robt Blackburn Received Uppon Examination into this Church in full fellowship
5th - a Motion & Second that Bro. Levi Walter Jr. & A. Downard Transcribe the Covenant More plain.
The Motion in Sept. 1828 Concerning the Covenant Withdrew.  Adgurnd.

  G. Hamrick  Mod
A. Downard Clk

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February the 21, 1829 - The Church Met According to appointment & after devine Worship procede to Buiseness.

February 28, 1829 (Continued)
1st - an Envitation to Breathren from Sister Churches to Take Seets
2nd - a door opend for the Recption of Members
3rd - a Motion & Secon to adopt a New Set of Rules of Decorum.  Laid over
a Motion for a Dismesion.   agreed

  G. Hamrick  Mod
A. Downard Clk

 

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March the 21, 1829 - The Church Met According to appointment.  After Divine Worship proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - Wm. Putman Chosen Clerk ptm
2nd - Members from Sister Churches Invited to Take Seats
3rd - a Door opend for the Reception of Members
4th - the Breatheren appointed to Transscribe the Covenent of this Church produced the Same and is Compared and Received.
5th - the Motion made to Adopt a New Set of Rules of Decorum Taken up and appoint Breathern Levi Walter Sr., Levi Walter Jur & John W. Routt a Committee to Examin the Rules of Decorum and make nesesary alteration and produced to our next Meeting for Inspection.  Adghurnd

  G. Hamrick  Mod
A. Downard Clk

 

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April the 18, 1829 - The Church Met Acording to Adgournment at the House of Bro Routt.  After Divine Worship proeeded to Buiseness.
1st - Levi Walter appointed Clerk ptm
2nd - the Committee Appointed at our Last Meeting to Revise the Rules of Decorum Reported a set of Rules Which ware adopted.
3rd - the Church agred to alter the Time of our Monthly Meeting from the third Saturday to the Second oin Each Month.
3rd - Brothen George D. Routt was Chosen By the Church one of hur Deacons
a Motion to Adgourn Agreed to

  G. Hamrick  Mod
A. Downard Clk

 

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May the 9th 1829 - The Churxcch met Acording to appointment & after Devine Worship proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - Chose Levi Walter Jr. Clerk pro tem
2nd - appointed Brothers John W. Routt to Keep the Key and Take Charge of the Meeting House.
3rd - appointed Brethren John W. Routt & Levi Walter jur, George D. Routt as Trustees to Examine A deed for the land that the Meeting House Stands on.

June the 13, 1829 - The Church met acording to appointmt & after Divine Worship proceded to Buisaness.
1st - Chose Brother John King Mod.
2nd - an Invitaton to Breatheren from Sister Churches to Take Seats
3rd - a Door oppend for the Reception of members.
a Motion to Adgourn Agreed.

  G. Hamrick  Mod
A. Downard Clk

 

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July the 11, 1829 - The Church Met according to Appointment & after Divine Worship proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - Chose Bro. Ogel Modderator
2nd - a Motion & Second to Adopt a plan to asertain by Each one SUbscrigeing their name To that affect What number of our Members will Stand to the Church Covenant and Levi Walter Jr & A. Downard Were appointed.
3rd - a Motion & Second to Send a Letter to the Licking Assocation asking for admitance agreedl
4th - we appoint Bro. Levi Walter Jer. & A. Downard to prepair a Letter by Next Meeting   Adjournd

  G. Hamrick  Mod
A. Downard Clk

 

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August 8, 1829 - The Church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to Business Viz.  The Committee appointed at Last meeting to Ascertain Who Would Stand to and maintain our Constitutional principals Reported that the following preamble Was adopted at the last meeting and the persons Whose names are attached thereto did of their own accord agree to have their names enrold and We claim Jurisdiction over no Others.

In Consequence of the unhappy Split in the North fork baptist church of Christ We the under subscribers do agree to make a stand for the maintainance of the principals held by our Church Covenant believing them to be in perfect accordance With the Word of God

Levi Walter, Senr. John H. Routt Jane Buckley
Priscilla Walter Martha Smith Rachel Jones
Levi Walter Jur America Pritchard Elizabeth King
Rebeca Walter Sally Kinney Elizah Cambridge
Elizabeth Routt Francis Vaughan  
A. Downard Sally Wieatt Hannah   (Smith)
Emilia Downard Lemuel Downard Phiip   (Coleman)
George D. Routt John King Jane   (Coleman)
Sally Routt James W. Downard Sucky  (Routt)

(The four last are slaves.)

August 8, 1829 (Continued)
The assocation letter Cald for read and Received and George D. Routt and Livi Walter Jr. appointed to bear it.
the Church ordered the treasurer to retain the fund in his hands until Called for
Sent one dollar for minutes.

  A. Downard Clk
G. Hamrick  Mod

 

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December the 12 1829 - The Church Met According to Appointment & after Devine Worship proceeded to Buiseness then Adgurnd

  G. Hamrick  Mod
A. Downard Clk

 

 


 


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