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 the 5th 1833 - The Church Met According to appointment & after devine Worship Proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - Received Bro. John Aiken by Letter
2nd - agreed that Bro Levi Walter be Released as deacon and that makeing Choice of an other be postponed Tell Next Meeting.  Signed by order of the Church.

  George Marshel  Mod
A. Downard    Clk.

 

February the 2, 1833 - The Church met acording to appointment & after devine worship proceeded to Buiseness.  1st - Motishioned that the Choice of deacon be layd over Until Next Meeting.  Then Adgournd.

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March 3, 1833 - The Church Met acording to appointment & after Worship proceeded to appoint Levi Walter Clerk pro tem.  then Adgournd.

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April the 6, 1833 - The Church Met at Brother George D. Routts and after Worship proceeded to buiseness.
1st - In Concequence of the absence of the Clerk Levi Walter was appointed Clerk pro tem.
2nd - the Refferences Concerning the Choice of A deacon to fill the Vacanety occasioned by the Resignation of Levi Walter Taken up and Referd Untill next Meeting.
3rd - it appearing to the Church uppon information that Rachel Jones who is yet a member With us has united herself With a people Cald Methodists Which is Contrary to our order Wherefore she is Excluded from our boddy.
There apprearing No other buiseness the Church Adgournd.   L. Walter  Clk/

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June the 1, 1833 - The Church met Acording to Appointment & after Worship proceeded to business.
1st - Motishened that the Choice of Deacon be Laid over Till next Meeting. Adjournd

  George Marshel  Mod
A. Downard    Clk.

 

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July the 7th 1833 - The Church met according to appointment & after Worship proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - Refferences Cald Concerning our Deacon.  Taken Up - defered Till next Metting.

  George Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk.

 

August 3, 1833 - The Church Met acording & after Worship proceeded to buiseness.
1st - in Consequence of the absence of the Regular Clerk L. Walter was appointed Clerk pro tem
2nd - Brother George Patterson preferd the following Charges against Bro. Robert Blackburn to wit:

Charge 1st for Brakeing the piece of the Church
Charge 2nd disorder
Specification 1st, for leaving the Meeting house abruptly at August meeting and no person nowing the Cause
Specification 2nd for unlawfull Charges against the Church and its preacher saying we wold all be Camelits and the preacher was Teaching of it and in other Way as Misrepresenting the Church and preacher.
3rd - Brother Adam Downard was appointed to notify Bro Blackburn of the above Charges and Request him to attend next meeting and answer them.
4th - Breatheren Downard & L. Walter appointed to Right a Letter to the Assocation and bring it to next Meeting for inspection.
5th - the Refferance Converning the Choice of a Deacon Cald for and again Refered untill next Meeting. then Adghournd.
  L. Walter Clk protem
George Marshell  Mod

 


September the 7th, 1833
- The Church Met according to appointment & after worship proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - Refgferences Concerning Brother Blackburn Cald for.  Dispenced With Untill next Meeting.
2nd - the Refferences Concerning our Deacon Cald for Dispenced With Untill Cald for.
3rd - Refferences Concerning our Letter to the Assocacation Cald for Red & not adopted.
4th - Moshiond that We Send no Letter to the assocacion.  Brother Leevi Walter as Treasurer Reported 73 cts in his hand, then Adgournd.

  George Marshal  Mod
A. Downard    Clk.

 

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October the 5, 1833 - The Church met acording to appointm & after Worship proceded to buiseness
1st - Came forward Sister Mary Blackes and Excspressed a desire for her name to be Enroled in our Church Book Believing in our Covenant.
2nd - Motioned & Seconted that the Charges Aledgeed against Bro. Blackburn is lawful and the Chruch Say he is no more a Member With us.

October 5, 1833 (Continued)
3rd - Moteshened the following Breathering be appointed George D. Routt, Leevi Walters & A. Downard to Transcribe the rules of Decorum of this Church in Some propper place in the Book.

  G. Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk.

 

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November the 2, 1833 - The Church Met according to Appointment & after Devin Worship Proceeded to Buiseness.  1st - Refferences Cald Concerning the RUles of decorum Which Committee Reported they had Done the BUiseness asigned them Which is Descharged.

  George Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk.

 

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December 7th 1833 - The Church met acording To appointment and after devine Worship proceeded to appoint Leevi Walton Clerk protem thier appearing no other buiseness the Church adgournd.

  George Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk.

 

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March 1st 1834 - The Church Met at Bro. J.W. Routts and after Worship Proceeded to Buiseness to wit
1st - Leevi Walter appointed Clerck protem
2nd - Bro. William Jett produced a Letter of dismission from the Church at drift Run WHich was Red and the Bro was Recived in full fellowship
3rd - Next Meeting to be held at L. Walters.
their appearing no other buisness the Church adgournd

  G. Marshall  Mo
L. Walter,   Clk. pro

 

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May the 3rd 1834 - The Church met acording to appointment & devine Worship then adgournd.

  A. Downard    Clk.
Geo. Marshall Mod.

 

July 5th 1834 - The Church met acording To appointment and after devine Worship proceded to buiseness then adgournd.

  George Marshall  Mod
A. Downard   

 

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Saturday August 2,nd 1834 - The Church met and after divine Worship proceeded to business to Wit,
1st - Chose L. Walter Clerk pro tem
2nd - Sister Lucinda Bledsoe was received in fellowship by examination
3rd - Brethren Jett walter and Downare appointed a Committee to prepare a Letter for the Association and report to the next meeting.

  George Marshall  Mod
L. Walter    Clerk  protem

 

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September the 6, 1834 - The church Met according to Appointment and after divine Worship proceeded to buisness.
1st - Refference Caled for Concerning our Letter to the Association, red and received.
2nd - Brethren appointed to bear this our letter Levi Walter & John Askin.
3rd - Settled with the treasurer and find a ballance in his hands of 93 3/4 cents.

  George Marshall  Mod
Adam Downard    Clk.

 

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No meeting in October in Consequence of the inclemence of the Weather.

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Saturday 1st November 1834 - The Church met at the house of Levi Walter and after Worship proceded to business as follows:
1st - appointed Levi Walter Clerk protem
2nd - Next meeting to be held at Brother Geo. D. Routts
Adjourned till meeting in course.

  Levi Walter Clerk pro tem
George Marshall  Mod

 

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Saturday 6th December 1834 - The Church Met at the house of Brother George D. Routt and after Worship proceeded to Buiseness

1st - Leevi Walter appointed Clerk protem
2nd - Next meeting to be held at L. Walter
their appearing no other buiseness the Church adgournd Untill Next Meeting in Cours

  Levi Walter Clerk pro tem
George Marshall  Mod

 


Saturday January 3, 1835 - The Church Met at the house of Levi Walter & after Worship proceeded to buiseness.
1st - appointed Levi Walter Clerk pro tem
2nd - Brother Joel Benny (or maybe Berry) produced a Letter of Desmission from the late Disolved Church at flour Creen Pendleton County Kentucky.  Which Was Received and the Right hand of fellowship was Given to the Brother also Sister Dully berry (Benny?) produced a letter from the Church Cald Village Creek in Indiana Which was received  Whereup on the Right hand of fellowship was GIven to the Sister
3rd - Next Meeting to be held at Bro. Levi Walter.
Their appearing no other Buiseness the Chruch Adgornd

  Levi Walter Clerk pro
George Marshall  Mod

 

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March 7, 1835 - The Church met according To appointment & after Devine Worsh then Adgournd

  George Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk

 

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April 5th 1835 - The Church Met acording to appointment & after Devine Worship then Adjourned.

  George Marshall  Mod


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May 2, 1835 - The Church Met according to appointment & after Wororship proceeded to Buiseness to Wit
1st - Leevi Walter acting Clerk protem
Thir appearing no buiseness the Chruch adgournd Untill Meeting in Course.

  Levi Walter Clk pro tem
George Marshall  Mod

 

August 1st 1835 - The Church Met according to appointment & after devine Worship proceeded to buisness as follows:
1st - Brother George Marshall produced a Letter of Dismission from the Church at Union for himself and his Companion Sister polly Marshall.  the Letter was Recvd. and the Brother being preasant Recvd. the right of fellowship
2nd - Breatheren A. Downard I. Asken & G. Marshall appointed a Committee to prepare a Letter for the associacion & present it next meeting for the Insecteon of the Church.

  A. Downard    Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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September the 5th 1835 - The Churc according to appointment & after devine Worship proceeded to Buiseness.
1st - the Refferences Cald for Concerning our Letter to the association Which was Red and Received  Bro. Berry, George Marahall & L. Walters to bare our Letter to the Association.
2nd - Setteled with the Treasurer and find the Church Indebted to him 6 1/2 cents.
3rd - the Choice of a Deacon Still Continued Untill Nex Meeting
4th - Motioned that our next Meeting be our Communion.
5th - placed in the hands of the treasurer

By Bro. L. Walter 12 Cents
  Bro. Jett 25    "
  Bro. Benny 25    "
  Bro. J. Routt 25    "

Atest A. Downard    Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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October 5th 1835 - The Church met according to appointment and after divine worship proceeded to business.
1st - Sester poly Marshall received the Right hand of fellowship
2nd - the Refference Cald Concerning our Deacon
Still Continued Till Next Meeting
Adjourned

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Saturday the 7 of November 1835 - The Church met at the house of brother Jeetts & after worship proceeed to Buiseness.
2nd - the Refferences Concerning the Choise of a Deacon posponed Untill next meeting.
3rd - next Meeting to be held at Bro. Jorge D. Routt.

  A. Downard    Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

December 5th 1835 - The Church met According to appointment amd after devine worship Proceeded to Buinaness
1st - the Refferences Cold Concerning our Deacon.
2nd - agreed that in Making a Choice in any case a plurality of Votes Shall Constitute a Choice whether that Number amount to a magority of the Whole number of Votes given or not
3rd - the Vote of the Church Taken in the Choice of a deacon no Choice made
4th Next Meeting be held at Brother Asken
then adgournd

  A. Downard    Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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Saturday January 2d, 1837 **- The Church met according to appointment at the home of Brother Askin and after worship proceeded to business Viz
Appointed Levi Walter Clerk pro tem
The Reference Concerning the Choice of a Deacon Refered untill next meeting
Next meeting to be held at brother Wm Jetts
Adjourned untill meeting in Course

  Geo. Marshall  Mod
Levi Walter Clerk pro tem



** I believe this should be 1836 as the next entry is March 1836.

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March 1836 - The Church met according to appointment and after prayer proceeded to business
1st - enquired after the peace of the Church
2nd - A door opened for the Reception of Members
3rd - reference Caled for in Respect of chooseing a deacon and Refered till next meeting
the next meeting to be held at brother George Routts

  Geo. Marshall  Mod
John Askin Clk   pro tem

 

Saturday April 2d 1836 - The church met according to appointment at brother George D. Routts and after divine Worship proceeded to business Viz
Appointed Levi Walter Clerk pro tem
The reference Concerning the Choice of Decon was taken up and the Church agreed to go into the Choice and on taking the vote brother John Askin chosen to fill the office by private ballot.  Adjournd

  Levi Walter     Clk pro tem
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

Saturday May 7, 1836 - The North Fork Church met according to appointment and after prayer proceeded to business
First Enquired after the peace of the Church
Second A door opened for the reception of members
adjourned till meeting in course

  John Askin    Clk pro tem
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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Saturday 5th June 1836 - The church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business Viz
Levi Walter appointed Clerk pro tem
Brother Thornton Duncan and Sister polly his Wife presented a letter of dismission from the Church at Falmouth which was read and Received adn the brother and Sister Received the right hand of fellowship.
No other business appearing the Church Adjourned

  Levi Walter    Clk pro tem
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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July 5th 1836 - The Church met and after Worship proceded to business Viz
Mary Askin, Mary Hamilton and Sally Owings Were Received by examination

  Geo. Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk

 

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August the 6th 1836 - The Church met and after Divine Worship proceeded to business Viz
Appointed L. Walter, George D. Routt and THornton Duncn to prepare a letter for the Associatiom against next meeting

  Geo. Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk

 

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September the 3d 1836 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business Viz
The Reference Concerning our Letter to the association was Caled up, the letter was read and Receivd and the following brethren George Marshall, George D. Routt and Thornton Duncan appointed to bear it.
Settled with the Treasurer and find 62 1/2 cents in his hands
The following brethren contributed to the church fund to Wit

Geo D Rout 25    cts T. Duncan 25     cts
John Askin 25      " James W. Downard 25       "
John W. Routt 25     cts Wm. Jett 25       "
L. Walter 25      "
   
    Total    $1.75  
Adjournd
  Geo. Marshall  Mod
A. Downard    Clk

 

 

October the 1st 1836 - The Church met according to appointment and after divine Worship proceeded to business.

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Saturday November 5th 1836 - The Church met according to appointment at the house of Levi Walters and after wORSHIP PROCEEDED TO BUSINESS vIZ
Information being given by Levi Walter that brother Adam Downard Was intoxicated by drinking ardent Spirits at Claysville on monday the 24th October and that the borther had Sent a request to the Church to expell him from her body
The Church appointed brethren Wm. Jett and Thornton Duncan a Committee to go and labour With the brother and try to prevaill on the borther to attend next meeting at Which time the Committee are to report
Agreed to change the time of holding our meetings from the first Saturday in the month to the Second.
nex meeting to be at Brother Jetts

  Geo. Marshall  Mod
L Waltr    Clk pro tem

 

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Saturday December 10th 1836 - The Church met at the house of Levi Walter and after Worship proceeded to business
Appointed L. Walter Clerk pro tem
Brother Duncan from the Committee appointed at our last meeting to visit brother A. Downard and Request him to come to meeting reported That the brother expressed sorrow for his conduct but for Some Cause declined coming to Meeting
the Church agreed to brear With the brothr untill next meeting and appointed brother george D. Routt to inform him of the Wish of the Church and that She requeste him to attend next meeting
Next meeting to be held at brother Geo. D. Routts

  Levi Walter    Clk pro tem
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

 


 


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