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

 


 

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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Saturday January the 7th 1837 - The Church met according to appointment at the house of brother George D. Routt and after Worship proceeded to business
Appointed Levi Walter Clerk pro tem
Brother Adam Downard gave the Church full Satisfaction for the charges She had against him and he stands acquitted
Brother Downard applied to be released from the office of Writing Clerk Which Was granted and the Church refused to appoint a Successor in Consequence of the Small number present
Brother George D. Routt Was appointed to invite Sister Sally Kinny to attend our next meeting and Levi Walter was appointed to invite Sister Sally Hieatt to attend also.

Saturday January 7th 1837 (Continued)
at the request of John Miller made through the medium of brother A. Downard his Case was taken up and appears he Was excluded Some years Since from this Church for A charge Which he has ever dnied the truth of
the Church appointed brother George Marshall to Write him a letter for the inspection of the Church at next meeting
The Church appointed Levi Walter to take charge of the Church book untill She makes Choice of a Clerk
Next meeting to be held at L. Walters
Adjourned & C

  Geo. Marshall  Mod
Levi Walter    Clk pro tem

 

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Saturday 11th February 1837 - The Church met according to appointment at the house of Levi walter and after Worship proceeded to business
The reference concerning the Choice of Clerk was taken up and on the ballot being taken Levi Walter Rceived a Majority of all the votes that were given and "as declared duly elected"  Brother George D. Routt Who was appointed to Cite Sister Sally Kinney to attend this meting reported that he had visited the Sister Who informed him that it was her Wish to be With us and promised to attend next meeting.
Borther Marshall who was appointed t Write a letter to John Miller of Indiana in relation to his case, presented a letter Which was read but there being Some Objections to it, it was post poned untill mext meeting.
The Church appointed Brethren John W. Routt, George D. Routt and Levi Walter trustees to receive a deed for the land that our meeting house Stands on WHich deed is to Convey to the land to the Said trustees for the use and benefit of the Northfork Church of particular baptists So long as they Continue to hold and believe is Set forth in the philadelphia Baptist Confession fo faith
Next meeting to be held at borther George D. Routts
adjourned untill metting in Course

 

Levi Walter   Clerk
G
eo. Marshall  Mod

 

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The church done no business in March

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Saturday April 1st 1837 - The Church met at the house of brother J.W. Routt and after Worship proceeded to business Viz
The reference concerning John Millers Case Was taken up and the Church Refused to answer the Communication we had received on that Subject

Saturday April 1st 1837 (Continued)

On motion ordered that Levi Walter our treasurer be allowed a credit of one dollar for and in consideration fo the land that our meeting house Stands on
A motion to adjourn Agreed to

  Levi Walter   Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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Saturday 13th May 1837 - The Church met according to appointment and after divine Worship preceeded to business to Wit
Sister Dulley Berry applied for a letter of Dismission Which was granted
adjourned

  A. Downard    Clk pro tem
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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Saturday 8th June 1837 - The Church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business
Brother William Atwell produced a letter of Dismission from the Church at falmouth including his Wife Sister Ursula Atwell Which Was read and Received and the right hand of fellowship was given them
on Motion ordered the Commune at our next meeting
on Motion Ordered that We adjourn

  Levi Walter   Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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Saturday July 8, 1837 - The church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business   Viz
Brethren Marshall Downard and Walter Were appointed to prepare a letter for the association for the inspection of the church at our next meeting
on motion ordered that We postpone Communing untill next meeting
Brother George D. Routt Requested to be released from the duties of Deacon which Was Referred untill next meeting
on Motion orderd that We adjourn

  Levi Walter   Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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Saturday August 12, 1837 - The Church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit
The Committee Who were appointed to Write the letter to the Association Reported one Was read and adotped and brother Marshall, Atwell, Walter and G.D. Routt were appointed to bear it

Saturday August 12, 1837 (Continued)

Brother G.D. Routt Was Released from the duties of Deacon in this Church
Brother John Askin Requested to be Rleased from the duties of deacon Which Was refused
On motion the Vote Was reconsidered and the request was granted
On motion ordered that We make choice of two deaons to supply the Vacancies occasioned by the former ones being released and on taking the ballot Borther William Attwell & Thornton Duncan were chosen to fill the Vacancies
Settled with the treasurer and find the CHurch indebted to him 12 1/2 cents
On motion Ordered that We postpone communeing untill next (October) meeting
On Motion ordered that we adjourn

  Levi Walter   Clk
Geo. Marshall  Mod

 

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The Church did not meet in September owing to Association being held on the day of our meeting.

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October 7, 1837 - The church met according to appointment and after Worship proceede to business
Brother Porter Jett appointed Moderator
on motion agreed to postpoe Communeing untill next meeting
On motion ordered that We adjourn

  Levi Walter   Clk
Porter Jett  Mod

 

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Saturday November 11th 1837 - The Church met at the house of L. Walter and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit,
Agreed to postpone Communeing untill next meeting
Agreed to alter the time of Our meeting to the first Saturday and Sunday following in each month
Brother Adam Downard prefered a charg against Brother John W. Routt for Claiming the payment of a note twice Which he the said Routt held on him, and on Which note he has brought Suit and recovered A Judgment therefor.
The Church agreed to take up the Charge, and on motion agreed to refer it untill the next meeting.
On motion the CHurch agreed to abolish her 17th Rule of decorum Which is as follows to Wit,
    "Any Mail member failing to fill his seat two meetings in succession (and the Church not knowing the Cause) Shall come forward the third and give Satisfaction"
and the same is hereby abolished.
Next meeting to be held at brother Goerge D. Routts
On motion ordered that we adjourn

  George Marshall   Mod
Levi Walter   Clerk

 

Saturday December 21, 1837 - The Church met according to appointment at the house of Brother George D. Routt and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit
The Reference of Communeing Was taken up and again refered untill next meeting
The reference of the Charge that brother Adam Downard prefered against brother John w. Routt at last meeting Was taken up and brother Routt presented the note in dispute to the Church Which Was read to Wit
Due John W. Routt Seven dollards in gold or Silver for
Value received this 29th day of August 1835

Adam Downard
Thornton Duncan
 


With the following credit on the back dated August the 14th 1837, Received on the Within note two dollard and Seventy Seven cents
The Church heard the Statements of the brethren and on motion decided unanimously that Borther Downard had failed to Sustain the charge that he had prefered
The Church agreed to hold her meetings in future during the Winter Season at the Shcool house lately built on the ladn of brother John W. Routt
a motion to adjourn agreed to

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday, January 6, 1838 - The Church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business, to Wit
The reference Concerning Communing Was taken up and on motion it Was postponed untill our May meeting
A motion to adjourn agreed to.

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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The church did not Set in February

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Saturday March 3, 1838 - The church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business.
There appearing no business the Church on motion adjourned.

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Sunday Morning April 8, 1838 - Owing to the inclemency of the Weather on Yesterday the Church

April 8, 1838 (Continued)
did not Sit but convend This morning
At the request of Brother ____ John Askin Was appointed moderator pro tem
Brother Marshall made the following communication
That Some time ago Was in Cynthyana and became intoxicated by drinking Ardent Spirits Which he regretted and has made Such acknowdgements that the Church on Motion gave a unanimous Vote of Satisfaction WIth him
he then Requested to be released from the pastoral care of the Church for the present which Was granted and the church Adjourned.

  Levi Walter   Clk
John Asken    Modr

 

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The Church did not Sit in May

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June 2d 1838 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to Business to Wit.  The Church agreed to postpone communeing until next meeting and then adjourned.

  Levi Walter   Clk
Geo. Marshall,   Mod

 

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No meeting in July or August

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Saturday 1st September 1838 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business.  a letter Was received from the Church at poplar grove on the Subject of dispensing With appociations and Susbstituting an annual meeting in its Stead
the letter Was taken up and read and prefered to next Meeting
The Church Refused by a unanimous Vote to Correspond With the licking Association for the present
adjourned

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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October 7th 1838 - The church met on Sabbath evening and agreed to Join this proposed meeting at poplar grove a letter being prepared
Brother Marshall Was appointed to bear it to poplar grove on next Saturday and Adjourned.

  L. Salter    Clk
George Marshall,   Mod

 

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Saturday January 5, 1839 - The chruch met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit to adjourn

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

No meeting in February or March

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Saturday 6th April 1839 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business (to Wit)
We appoint George D. Routt, William Atwell, John W. Routt, Thornton Duncan, George Marshall & Levi Walter delegates to attend the proposed meeting at North Frok on the Friday before the first Saturday in May.

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Friday May 1839 - The Corresponding meeting of Baptists held their Semi annual Meeting at North Fork meeting house Commenceing on the first friday in May 1839.
Brother Charles Webb preached the bpning Sermon from the five first Verses of the Second Chapter of pauls first letter to the Corinthians.  The following Brethren appeared from the Church in our Connection (to Wit)

Saturday of Meeting
Churches
Deletates
No. of Members
1. North Fork Geo. Marshall    Jno W. Routt
Geo. D. Routt    Thorn Duncan
36
1. Mount Gilead Augustin C. owings   L. Campbell 45
2. Poplar Grove David T. Foster   Joel Morehead 24
3. Richland Jno Debell   E.K. Owens  Jno Tolle 30
3. Drift Run Jospeh P. Trueatt  
4. White Oak Wm. Morgan 28
  Licking Locust John Triplett 20

The next meeting to be held With the Church at Mount Gilead Commencing on the first friday in October 1839.

  Levi Walter    Clk
Geo Marshall,   Mod


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Saturday 1st June 1839 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit
on Motion agreed to change our next meeting to the fifth Saturday & Sunday in this month.
Adjournd

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

August 3d 1839- The church met and after Worship adjournd.

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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September 7, 1839 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business (to Wit)
A letter Was presented and adopted to the Corresponding meeting to be held at Mount Gilead meeting house on the first friday in October and George Marshall, Levi Walter, John Askin & Wm Atwell Were appointed to bear it

  Levi Walter    clk
George Marshall,   Mod

 

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No meeting in October

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November 2, 1839 - The church met and after Worship Proceeded to business to Wit
Letters of Dissmission Was granted to Sisters Mary & Seytha ann Ellis

  L Walter   Clk
Geo Marshall Mod

 

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No meeting in December

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January 4, 1840 - The church met and after Worship adjournned

  L Walter   Clk
Geo Marshall   Mod

 

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No meeting in February

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March 7, 1840 - The church met and after Worship adjourned

  Levi Walter   Clk
Geo Marshall   Mod

 

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4th April 1840 - The church met and after Worship appointed Brethren Geo Marshall & Levi Walter to Write a letter to Corresponding meeting to be held at poplar Grove meeting house  Bath County on the third friday in May
then adjourned

  Geo Marshall   Mod
L. Walter  Clk

 

May 1840 - The Church met and after Worship proceded to business
The letter to the Corresponding meeting Was presented and adopted and Brother Geo Marshall was appointed to bear it to poplar Grove meeting house  Bath county on the Second friday inst 
then adjourned

  L Walter   Clk
Geo Marshall   Mod

 

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No meeting in June

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No meeting in July

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Saturday 1 August 1840 - The church met and after Worship Adjourned

  L Walter   Clk
Geo Marshall   Mod

 

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Saturday Sept 15, 1840 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit
Appointed Geo Marshall and Levi Walter to Write a letter to the Corresponding meeting to be held at Mill Creek meeting house in October.
Adjourned

  Geo Marshall   Mod
Levi Walter Clk

 

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Saturday Oct 3d, 1840 - The Church met and after Worship proceded to business to Wit
The letter to the corresponding meeting was presented and Received and brethren Geo Marshall, L. Walter and John Askin appointed to bear it
then adjourned.

  Geo Marshall   Mod
Levi Walter Clk

 

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No business done at any meeting untill May

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