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 May 1st  1841 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
Appointed Levi Walter to prepare a letter to the Social meeting of correspondance to be held at White Oak Bath County an present it tomorrow for inspection and then adjourned

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

N.B. The letter was presented on Sunday and received and brother George Marshall appointed to bear it

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No business done in June or July

Saturday August 7, 1841 - The Church met and after Worship appointed the Clerk to prepare a letter for the Corresponding meeting to be held at drift run meeting house in September and present it at next Meeting for inspection  and then adjourned.

  George Marshall,   Mod
LWalter   Clk

 

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Saturday Sept 4, 1841 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit.
The Clerk presented the letter for the Corresponding meeeting
Which was read and adopted and brethren George Marshal, George D. Routt, Levi Walter, Thornton Duncan & John Askin Was appointed to bear it
and then adjourned.

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday October 1841 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit -
Brother Marshall Was appointed to Cite Brethren Adam & James Downard to Shew cause for their absence from our meetings and Brethren Marshal and Duncan Was Appointed A Similar Committee to Wait on brother William Atwell and know the cause of his absence from meeting
and then adjourned.

  George Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

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Saturdy November 6, 1841 - The church met and after Worship proceded to business to Wit
Brother Marshall from the Committee appointed to Wait on Wm. Atwell Reported that he had not performed the duty assigned him and that he (Atwell) informed him he had united with and Joined the people Caling themselves Reformers for Which Cause the church excluded him from Our Connexion
Brother A.Downard appeared and gave the church Satisfaction for his absence
and then adjourned.

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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No business done at December Meeting.

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No business done at February meeting

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Saturday January 1, 1842 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit,
Brother Thornton Duncan Was elected a trustee for his Church to Supply the Vacancy occasioned by the death of brother John W. Routt
and then adjournd

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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No meeting in March

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Saturday April 2d 1842 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit -
Brethren A. Downard and the Clerk Were appointed to prepare a letter for the Local meeting to be held at Richland in May and present it at next Meeting for inspection and then adjourned.

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday 7th May 1842 - The Church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit -
The Clerk from teh Committee to prepare a letter for the Social meeting reported it and it was read and received and brethren George Marshall. Thornton Duncan and John Askin were appointed to bear it and then adjourned

  George Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday June 4, 1842 - The church met and after Worship adjourned.

  George Marshall,   Md
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday 2d July 1842 - The church met and after Worship Adjourned

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday August 6, 1842 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
Brother John Askin and Clerck Was appointed to prepare a letter for the Social meeting to be held at Salem meeting house in September and present it at next meeting for the inspection of the church.

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday 3d Sept. 1842 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
Brother Askin from the Committee appointed to Write a letter for the Social meeting Reported one Which was received and brethren Geo Marshall, Jno Askin, Thornton Duncan and Levi Walter appointed to bear it to Salem Lewis Cty
and then adjourned.

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

Saturday Oct 1, 1842 - The Church met and after Worship proceded to Business to Wit - The Subject of Communeing was taken up and postponed untill next meeting.
and then adjourned.

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
L. Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday November 5, 1842 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
The Reference concerning The Communeing Was taken up and Refered untill next meeting.
The reference of chooseing a deacon to Supply the Vacancy Occasioned by the exclusion of Wm. Attwell was on motion taken up and on taking the vote the parties voting for and against it Were Whereon motion the Subject was refered untill next meeting.
A letter of dismission was granted to brother John Askin and then adjourned.

  Geo. Marshall,   Modr
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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No meeting in December

No meeting in January

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Saturday February 4, 1843 - The Church met and after Worship proceded to business to Wit:
The references Concerning Communing and the choice of a deacon Were on motion postponed untill called for
and then adjourned

  Geo. Marshall,   Md
Levi Walter,   Clk

 

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Saturday 4 March 1843 - The Church met and after Worship adjourned.

  Geo. Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday April 1, 1843 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
The Clerk Geo. Marshall & Thornton Duncan Were appointed a Commitee to prepare a letter for the social meeting to present it at next meeting for the inspection of the Church
and then adjournd

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
L. Walter   Clk

 

Saturday 6th May 1843 - The Church met According to appointment and after Worship proceeded to Business to Wit:
The Clerk from the Committee appointed at last meeting Reported a letter for the Social Corresponding meeting Which Was read and received and brethren Geo. Marshall and A. Downard agreed to bear it to Licking Locust Meeting house the fourth Fridan in the present month
and then adjourned.

  Geo. Marshall,   Modr
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday 3d June 1843 - The Church met and after Worship adjourned.

  Geo. Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday July 7, 1843 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to wit:
A letter of dismission was granted to Sister Mary  Hamilton.
Adjournd

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday August 4, 1843 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to wit:
The Clerk was appointed to prepare a letter for the Social Correspondin meeting and present it at next meeting for the inspection of the church
and then adjourned.

  Geo. Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter  

 

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Saturday Sept 2d, 1843 - The Church met according to appointment and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit
The Clerk presented a letter for the Social Corresponding Meeting to be held With us on the fourth friday in the present month
Which read and received and brethren George Marshall, George D. Routt, Thornton Duncan, Jas. W. Downard and Levi Walter Were appointed to meet With the brethren and Represent the church in the meeting.

  Levi Walter    Clk
Geo Marshall,   Modr

 

No business done untill April meeting.

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Saturday 6th April 1844 - The church met and after Worship procceeded to business to Wit:
Brother Downard and the Clerk Were appointed a committee to prepare a letter for the Social Corresponding meeting to be held in May and present it at next Meeting for the inspection of the Church and then adjourned.

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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May meeting 1844 - The church did not Sit on Saturday
On Sunday morning they met and the Clerk from the Committee appointed for that purpose, presented a letter for the Social Corresponding meeting, Which Was read, amended and adopted and brethren Geo. Marshall and Thornton Duncan Were appointed to bear it to poplar grove the fourth friday in the present month and adjourned.

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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No meeting in June.

No business done in July

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August 1844 - The churxh did not Sit on Saturday
on Sunday morning appoointed the clerk to prepare a letter for the Social meeting and present it at next Meeting for the inspection of the church and then adjourned.

  Geo Marshall,   Md
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday 7th September 1844 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
The Clerk presented a letter for the Social Meeting Which Was read and amended and received and brethren Geo. Marshall, Thornton Duncan and Levi Walter Were appointed to bear it to Gilgal the third Friday in the present Month.

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

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No business done untill March

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Saturday 1st March 1845 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit

Saturday 1st March 1845 (continued)

appointed Brother Duncan and the Clerk to prepare a letter for the Social Corresponding meeting to be held at Mount Gilead in May and present it at next meeting for the inspection of the Church
and then adjourned

  L Walter   Clk
Geo Marshall,   Mod

 

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Saturday 5th April 1845 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit
The Clerk from the committee appointed at last meeting presented a letter for the Social meeting which Was read and received and brethren Geo Marshall, T. Duncan and Levi Walter appointed to bear it to Mt Gilead in May next

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

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No business done untill August

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Saturday August 2, 1845 - The church met and after Worship appointed Levi Walter to prepare a letter for the Social meeting and present it at next meeting for the inspection of the church
Brother Duncan and Brother Marshall applied for letters of dismission for themselves and Wives which was refered untill next meeting, and a full attendance of the Church is requested at next meeting to take into consideration the propriety of dissolving the church

  Geo Marshall,   Mod
L Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday 6 September 1845 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit
The Clerk presented a letter for the Social meeting which was and received and brethren Geo. Marshall and Levi Walter Was appointed to bear it to Mill Creek the fourth Friday in the present month.
The Reference Requesting letters of dismission was caled for and on motion was Superceded by the following order to Wit:

Ordered that the Clerk furnish a letter of dismission to any member of this church Who may apply for the same being in good standing or who is in good standing at this time.
  Geo Marshall,   Modr.
Levi Walter   Clk

 

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Saturday May 4, 1848 - At a meeting held at the School house the fourth Saturday in May 1848 for the purpose of reviveing as a church the following business was done to Wit:
after Worship Chose Brother German Moderator

Saturday May 4, 1848 (continued)

The Clerk presented the following Resolutions Which Were amended and adopted to Wit:

Resolved that the order made at the September 1845 directing the Clerk to furnish letters of dismission to any member of the church who may apply for the Same being in good Standing & C be hereby revoked

Resolved that will make an effort to Revive as a church and attend to the ordinances of Gods house hoping that under gods blessing we Will be enabled to Succeed and prosper So doing
And then adjourned untill five o clock.

At five O clock met again and after Worship proceeded to adopt the following asyrtion which is not to abrogate the Covenant adopted at the constitution of the church but to abreviate or  Shorten it to Wit:

     Whereas the articles of faith adopted by the Northfork Church Bracken County Ky at its Constitution contain in the Main the doctrines and Scriptureal Views the Church at present but are too lengthy and therefore inconvenient to be read at church meeting.  We therefore adopt the following as a Synopsis and Sufficiently Expressive of Views of doctines & C and that Which Shall be read at each church meeting if Called for as the articles of faith of this chruch.

1st of the godhead

     We believe that there is one and only one true and living god Whose name is Jehova consisting of the father, the Son and the Holy Ghost and acting in distinct but harmonious offices  and Who are therefore one in nature power and Volitions

1nd of the Scriptures

     That the old and new testaments Contain a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction that it has god for its author Salvation for its end and truth truth without any mixture of error for its matter and therefore is and Shall Remain to the end of the World and true Centre of Christian untion the only rule of faith and practice and that by which all human Creeds orders Conduct and opinions Shall be tried.

3d of a church of Christ

     That a church of Christ consists of a congregation of Baptised or immersed believers Whose duty it is to attend to and Set in order the things pertaining to Gods house (under his blessing) and that its only officers are Bishops or pastors and Deacons whose qualifications and duties are defined in pauls Epistles to Timothy and TItus and that the 18th chapter of the gospel by Matthew Should be Strictly adhered to in Setling private difficulties between brethren.

4th Receiving Members

     that Such and Such only as give evidence of a change of heart be that repentance toward god Which needeth not to be repented of and of that faith in his dear Son which Works by love and purpus the heart and this brought about by Grace of God and is Willing to make confession before Men and be immersed in the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost are Suitable persons to become members of the church

5th of the duties of the Church

That a true church of christ is the Salt of the earth as a City Set on a hill Commanded to let their light Shine Should observe all the Ordinances of gods house such as partaking of the bread and Wine at Suitable times as Emblematic and in rememberance of the broken body and Shed blood of our lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to give of our Substance to Sustain faithful Ministry among us, Visit the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, take care of the Widow and orphan, bid in the spread of the Gospel and every other CHirstian duty Which We learn from the Word of God &c

The Church caled Brether German by a Unanimous Vote to preach for us
Riley Routt Was received by experience for Baptism
and adjourned

  Levi Walter   Clk


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No meeting in June

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Fourth Saturday in July 1848 - The Church met and after Worship a letter was presented to be Sent to the union Association asking for admission which was read and received and Brethren Adam Downard, Rily Routt and Levi Walter appointed to bear it and then adjourned.

  Levi Walter   Clk


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No meeting in August

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Saturday September 1848 - The Church met at the meeting house and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
A committee consisting of brethren Rily Routt and Adam Downard Was appointed to Visit Brother John Askin who We dismissed by letter some years Since Which Letter We learn he still holds and inform him that the church requries him to untie with Some Church of our faith or return it from Whence it Came

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Saturday October 1848 - The church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
A door was opened for the Reception of Members
When Brother Lewis Thomas presented a letter of Dismission from the church of united Baptists at Bracken including his Companion Sister Nancy Thomas also Sister Frances Morse presented a letter from the same church Which Was Read and Received and the bearers thereof received the right hand of fellowship as members of this church.

Saturday October 1848 (continued)
Brother William A. Littlejohn Was received by experience for Brethren outt and Downard the Committee appointed to Visit brother Askin Reported that they had not Seen the brother they are required to attend to the Case and Report to next meeting.
The church Sat again next day (Sabbath) when Brother Daniel Moss presented a letter of dismission from the church at Augista which was read and Received and the brother received the right hand of fellowship.
Sister Armilda Smally Was Received by experience for baptism.

  Levi Walter   Clk


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Saturday November 25, 1848 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to business to Wit:
A door Was opned for the Reception of members When Sister Nancy Routt Was received by experience for baptism
The reference Concerning Brother Askin Was WIthholding his letter was taken up and the Brother being present and after Some discussion on Motin agreed to let the brother retain his letter untill he Can see his Way clear to join Some church
on motion brethren Riley Routt, Adam Downard, lewis Thomas, William A. LittleJohn & Levi Walter Were appointed trustees to Select a Site to buidl a meeting house on and report to next meeting.

  Levi Walter   Clk


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Saturday 23d December 1848 - The church met and after Wroship proceeded to business to Wit:
The Committee appointed to select a Site for a new meeting house presented a Report but owing to the Small number present it Was refered untill next meeting.

  Levi Walter   Clk

 


 


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