Palestine Baptist Church Records

November 1859 - December 1937

Transcribed by Sherri from images donated by Joy Fisher from FHL Film #358487.

1859 - 1868

1869 - 1877

1878 - 1882

1883 - 1889

1890 - 1897

1898 - 1901

1900 - 1907

1908 - 1915

1916

 


From the Minutes Book Vol. 3

January 1908

F.M. Marshall   Mod    H.H. Mains    Ch Clk
5 - to appoint a committy to wait on Br. Grant Mains, Br. Labe Rise, Br. Larance Mains for dancing
6 - to send a committy to wait on Br. Blant Hamilton for getting drunk - W.R. Sharp the Committy and John Hamilton

February 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod    J.L. Mains    Ch Clk (H.H. Mains resigned as clerk at previous meeting and J.L. Mains elected in his place)
4 - to exclude Bro. Blant Hamilton for getting drunk    Car
5 - to continue Br. Grant Mains case until next meeting
6 - to exclude Bro. Labe Rice for dancing    Car
7 - to exclude Bro. Lawrence Mains for dancing    Car
8 - to forgive sister Martha Rice for dancing    Motion lost
9 - to continue sister Martha Rice's case until next meeting    Car
10 - to continue sister Ola Buckley's case until next meeting   Car
11 - to continue sister Mary Mains case until next meeting    Morion lost and case dropped
12 - to exclude Bro. Charles Yelton for having a dance    Car

March 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod    J.L. Mains   Ch Clk
4 - to exclude Bro. Grant Mains for dancing     Car
5 - to continue sister Martha Rice's case until next meeting    Car
6 - to continue sister Ola Buckley's case until next meeting     Car

April 1908 -

F.M. Marshall     Mod     J.L. Mains    Clerk
4 - to continue sister Martha Rice's case until next meeting    Car
5 - to continue sister Ola Buckley's case unti lnext meeting     Car
6 - that the treasure pay to H.H. Mains 49 cents for lamp burners & wichs
7 - that the Church buy 2 lamps

May 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod    J.E. Mains   Clerk Protem
5 - to exclude sister Martha Rice for dancing    Car
6 - to exclude sister Ola Buckley for dancing    Car
7 - to pay Bro. J.B. Woods $1.02 for coal he bought for the church

June 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk
5 - to employ some one to paint the church

July 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk
6 - to receive painting of house and pay the sum of $12.00 to H.H. Mains for same; also $2.15 for paint
8 - Br. Marshall paid to J.B. Woods Church treasure $6.25 received from Board

August 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod     J.L. Mains    Ch Clerk
4 - that the church invite the Junior order of Falmouth to meet with us on our all day meeting    Car
5 - that Br. Marshall act as a committee to wait on Bro. Charlie Hamilton for getting drunk
7 - Delegates to association - John Hamilton, Wm. Sharp, Bennie Mains

September 1908 - No meeting.

October 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod    J.L. Mains Clerk
5 - to exclude Bro. Charlie Hamilton drunkeness    Car
6 - Bro. Marshall paid to treasure $6.25 received from Board

November 1908 -

J.E. Mains    Mod     J.L. Mains    Clerk
6 - Bro. McMillan was called as pastor
8 - to pay Bro. Marshall the money in hands of treasure received from Board    Car

December 1908 -

F.M. Marshall    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk
7 - Br. Marshall made report of amount of money received from the Board $18.75
8 - Report of J.B. Wood as house keeper Received $10.95    due $1.05
9 - J.B. Woods report as treasure Recd & Paid to Br. Marshall $46.50

January 1909- J.E. Mains moderator    J.L. Mains clerk

6 - the Church accept Bro. McMillan in regard to preaching for the year 1909 provided they can raise the amount $96.00
7 - the church pay J.B. Woods out of Penny Collection for remainder on house keeping
8 - that the church grant sister Rosie V. Wilson a letter of dismissal
9 - Finance Committee - sisters, Nan Hamilton, Mollie Mains, Fannie Mains, Sarah C. Mains, Bennie Mains, John Hamilton
10 - Bro. J.B. Woods employed house keeper for 1909 at $12.00
11 - Committee on housekeeping sisters Elsie Blades & Gracie Mains

February 1909-

J.E. Mains    Mod    J.L. Mains    Cleri
4 - the Church failed to make the amount asked by Bro. McMillan
6 - Church Treasure received from Board $6.25
7 - that the subscruption lists for Bro. McMillan be destroyed and money refunded

March 1909- W.R. Sharp    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

April, May, June, July, August & September 1909- No meeting

October 1909-

J.E. Mains    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

November 1909-

J.E. Mains     Mod     J.L. Mains    Clerk
5 - Bro. Mangold called for pastor for year 1910

December 1909-

Bro. H.H. Mains    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk
5 - Bro. Mangold accepts provided the church pay him $80.00
6 - Committee to raise the money to pay Bro. Mangold - J.B. Woods, Bennie Mains, Elsie Blades

January 1910 Call Meeting -
H.H. Mains    Mod     J.L. Mains    Clerk
1. Committee reports sufficient mmoney subscribed to pay pastorature

January 1910 Saturday before 3 Sunday -

Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk
3 - to exclude Bro. Walter Boles, Verna Cummins & sister Lona Fields for joining another church
5 - to employ J.B. Woods housekeeper at $12.00
7 - to elect J.B. WOods as treasure for 1910    Car

February 1910 - Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk

March 1910 - Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk

April 1910 - Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk

May 1910 - No meeting on account of absence of pastor and clerk gone to city

June 1910 -

Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk
5 - to restore sister Harriet Bishop
6 - to grant sister Harriet Bishop a letter
7 - to grant sister Lizzie Galloway a letter

July 1910 - Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk

August 1910 - Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk

7 - Delegates to association - Bro. Mangold, J.B. Woods, John Hamilton, Bennie Mains, Will Sharp & J.L. Mains

September 1910 - Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk

October 1910 - Bro. Mangold    Mod     J.L. Mains Clerk

7 - Bro. Mangold called as pastor for 1911

December 1910 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains Clerk

4 - Bro. Mangold accepted call provided church pay him $100.
7 - Committee to raise money for pastor's salary. J.B. Woods, Bennie Mains, Hugie sxharp, Elsie Blades, Eva Mains. Bro. J.B. Woods to ask as housekeeper for 1911 at $12.00 provided meeting don't continue through the Summer months; if it does, he is to receive $15.00.

January 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

February 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

March 1911 - W.R. Sharp   Mod (Bro. Mangold absent)   .L. Mains    Clerk

7 - Reading of bro. George Galloway's letter of recommendation from Willow Church received Bro. George Galloway by a unanimous vote.

April 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

6 - the church prefer a charge against Bro. Vickroy & wife & daughter for disobeying church rules in general
Bro. Mangold is committee to wait on Bro. Vickroy's family

May 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

5 - Report of Bro. Mangold on Bro. Vickroy & family - Bro. Vickroy admits he has done wrong & will come to church at his first convenience

June 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

6 - Bro. Vickroy, wife and daughter be excluded for disobeying church rules in general.

July 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

6 - to grant a letter of recommendation to Bro. George Galloway at his request.

August 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

7 - Delegates to association - J.B. Woods, J.L. Mains

September 1911 - No meeting

Revival Meeting held in Sep. by Bro. Mangold and Andrews - five were added to the church 3 for baptism. Bro. Mangold baptized them.

October 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

November 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

6 - the Church call a pastor for 1912
7 - to call by secret ballot - Bro. Thornton was unanamously called
8 - H.H. Mains, J.L. Mains, W.R. Sharp a committee to confer with Bro. Thornton
9 - Finance Committee W.R. Sharp, Hugie Sharp, Barney Hall, Nannie Gillispie, H.H. Mains

December 1911 - Bro. Mangold   Mod    J.L. Mains   Clerk

11 - that J.L. Mains act as treasure

January 1912 - W.R. Sharp    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

6 - Finance committee failed to raise money for pastor
     Bro. Thornton wrote to committee not to consider him any further
9 - J.L. Mains resigned as treasure
10 - that ELsie Baldes act as treasure
11 - Committee to see some ministers in regard to preaching for the church for 1912. Com. George Galloway, Barney Hall, J.A. Browning, J.L. Mains

February 1912 - Bro. W.R. Sharp    Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

Bro. Nelson Bradford called for pastor
Bro. Grant Mains made acknowledgement to the church and asked to be restored. Bro. Grant Mains restored.

March 1912 - George Galloway Mod   J.L. Mains    Clerk

6 - Committee reported that Bro. Bradford could serve the church for $6.00 a trip
11 - that Bro. Galoway notify Bro. Bradford to come and preach for the church remainder of year

April 1912 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

May 1912 - Bro. Nelson Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

7 - to grant Bro. J.E. Mains & wife a letter of dismissal

June 1912 - Bro. Nelson Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

8 - the church grant Bro. George Galloway a letter of dismissal

July 1912 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

August 1912 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

4 - Messengrs to Association H.H. Mains, F.R. Leay

September 1912 - No meeting

October 1912 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

3 - to appoint a committee to wait on Bro. Lige Fields for getting drunk - Bro. Sharp Comm.
4 - Bro. Sherman Gillispie Com to raise money for Orphan's home

November 1912 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

4 - the church grant Bro. H.H. Mains & wife a letter of dismissal
     the church grant Bro. J.R. Mains & wife and diaghter Mary C. a letter of dismissal
     Bro. Bradford called to preach for the year 1913

December 1912 - Bro. Sharp Bradford   Mod  (Bro. Bradford sick)  J.L. Mains    Clerk

5 - Bro. Sharp made report in regard to Bro. Lige Fields & siad Bro. Fields promised to have but was not
6 - Nominations for Deacon Bro. Sharp, Bro. Mains, Bro. Sharp elected

The Church met on Saturday night before the 5th Sunday in December after preaching by Bro. Bradford, committee appointed to raise money to pay Bro. Bradford for 1913 - Bro. Grant Mains, Lish Sharp, F.R. Leay, Sister Mollie Mains, Annie Woods, Mamie Gillispie.

  

January 1913 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

3 - Bro. Lige Fields made statement that he was sorry for getting drunk and if the church would forgive him he would try to do better in the future. Forgiven.
7 - Eva Mains elected treasure

February 1913 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

6 - to hire Raymond Mains and sister Alice Brown housekeepers at 50¢ per month
10 - that Bro. Charlie McKenney act as Com to raise money for housekeeper for 1913.

March 1913 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

8 - to grant sister Emma Harp a letter of dismissal in good standing when last known of   limited to six months
9 - that the church limit all letters to six months
10 - Sister Mollie Mains and Rachel Mains com to raise money for Home and Foreigh missions

April 1913 - No meeting

May 1913 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

6 - to grant a letter to Bro. F.N. Mains & wife to the Falmouth Baptist Church

June 1913 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

6 - Bro. Bradford selected Bro. Fulton to help meeting in Oct.

July 1913 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

7 - reading of a letter from a church in Indiana for help to pay for church house. Amt. collected $1.00

August 1913 - Bro. Bradford   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

6 - Messengers to association Bro. Bradford, J.L. Mains, Eva mains
7 - that the church withdraw hand of fellowship from Bro. Lige Fields as he had joined another church

September 1913 - No meeting

October 1913 - Sister Annie Woods  Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

5 -  Amount raised on pastor's salary and paid to him $54.00
      Penny colelctions on hand beginning of 1913    $2.36
      Received penny collections                           $4.17
      Paid out for incidentials     $0.69
10 - to withdraw the hand of fellowship from sister Martha Lucas for violation of Rule No. 17       Car
      (Rule 17, that each member communicate with the church once in each six months)
11 - Hand of fellowship withdrawn from following members for violating rule 17 - Bennie Boles, Liza Yelton, Della       Linum, Miss Martha WOods, Ike McClanahan, Cap. Courtney, Icie Courtney, Dovie Bloom, EMma WHittaker,       Mary G. Martin, Hallie King, Harry King

(The minute book shows no more meetings until August 1914.)

August 1914 - Bro. Brinson   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

2 - Delegates to the association - J.A. Browning, Annie WOod, Nancy J. Mains
     Amount sent to the assoiation by the church     $7.75
3 - Committee to raise money to pay a pastor for another year - Annie Wood, Mollie Mains, W.R. Sharp, Hugh      Sharp

September 1914 - Call Meeting   Mollie Mains   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

J.L. Mains appointed as committee to confer with Bro. Vincent in regard to his preaching for us
J.L. Mains was appointed to meet the Board at its next regular meeting & his expenses to be paid out of incidental collections

October 1914 - Eva Mains  Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

6 - Bro. Vincent would preach for $10.00 a trip & way out & back
11 - the church would pay Bro. Vincent $6.00 for one trip

November 1914 - Call Meeting    Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

2 - that the church pay Bro. Vincent $6.00 a trip as long as he can come within one year from date of call    Car

November 1914 - Annie Wood  Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

December 1914 and January 1915 - No Meeting

February 1915 - Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

2 - Sister Annie Wood act as house keeper for one year at $12.00. Com. to raise money to pay house keeper - N.J. Mains, Charlie McKenney, Sherman Gillispie

March 1915 - No Meeting

April 1915 - Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

4 - to grant a letter of dismissal and recommendation to Bro. W.R. Sharp & Sister Birdie Sharp & Sister Pearl Sharp

May 1915 - No Meeting

May 30 1915 - An all day meeting was held at Palestine with dinner on the ground. This meeting was gotten up by N.D.C. Mains & J.E. Mains in memory of 50 years ago when they came home from the war & there was church at Palestine that day. Bro. Mangold preached on this last Occasion in Morning - Isa. 45-22. There were 5 present that were there 50 years ago, namely James A. Browning, Sarah C. Mains, Sarah S. Mains, Nancy J. Mains. THis was also Decoration Day.

                                                       J.L. Mains

June 1915 - Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

5 - to grant sister Prish Sharp a letter of dismissal

July 1915 - Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

August 1915 - Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

3 - Amount paid to Bro. Vincent beginning Oct 1914 to & including July 1915 - $54.10 money in treasure 6.03
4 - that Bro. J.L. Mains get a door and window glass and see to putting them in
5 - Delegates to association - Alice Brown, Eva Mains, J.L. Mains

July 19 1915 - Brother Vincent began a two weeks meeting and the following members were added to the church by Baptism - Richard Norton, Willie Traylor, Job Elliott, Roy Elliott, Fred Elliott, Sidney McKenney, Alice McKenney, --- Elliott, Janie Harberer

September 1915 - Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

3 - Amount on Missions and Orphans home - $4.75
5 - to withdraw the hand of fellowship from Bro. Willie Traylor for Joining church of another faith

October 1915 - Call Meeting, 3rd Saturday - J.A. Browning  Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

5 - Bro. Vincent called to preach another year
6 - Eva Mains volunteered to act as Com to raise money to pay pastor for another year

November 1915 - Bro. Vincent   Mod    J.L. Mains    Clerk

7 - Bro Vincent gave Committee no satisfaction as to preaching for another year

December 1915 - No meeting

 


 


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