E. E. Barton Papers

History of the Forks of the Licking Church

Transcribed by Sherri from images donated by Joy Fisher from FHL Film #358487.
Taken from "Sketches of History of Church taken from Spencers History of Kentucky Baptists.

     Forks of Licking Church is located in Falmouth the county seat of Pendleton and is now called by the name of that village.

     It was probably gathered by Alexr. Monroe and was formed in part of persons who had been dismissed from Bryants Ch. in Fayette Co.

     The constitution was effected on the 4th Saturday in June 1792.  The Church united with Elkhorn Assocn. in Aug of the same year at which time it reported 18 members.  In 1802 it numbered 54 members and the next year entered into the consitutition of No. Bend Assocn.  This was just at the period the church declined till 1812 when it numbered only 12 members.  In 1817 it took a letter of dismission and joined Union Assocn of which still remains of a member.

     It appears to have been under the pastoral care of Alexr. Monroe from the time of its constitution until about 1825 when he as succeeded by B.L. Abernathy.  Under the ministry of the latter it had an increase of 61 members in 1827.  But in 1830 Mr. Abernathy went off with the Campbellites and course carried a large proportion of the members with him.

     In 1831 Wm. Vaughan took charge of the remnant of the Church and ministered to it one year.

     Since that period it has had a large number of Pastors among whom may be named Robt. ELrod, Thos. Waggoner (who was raised up to the ministry amongs its members), Jas. Spillman, Gilbert Mason, Furgus German, J.R. Barbee, A.W. Mullins, George Varden, N.C. Pettit, and Robt. E. Kirtley.

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