BETHLEHEM METHODIST CHURCH
Of the members of Bethlehem Church, Tennessee Conference, Clarksville District, Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Bethlehem Methodist Church is located on McAdoo Creek in the l5th district of Montgomery Co. The 1and was donated to the trustees of the church 5 September 1836. Trustees at the time were Drury Bagwell, William J, McCauley, Willie Bagwell, John Smith, Edward Cage, Benj. Hewitt. and Evan Swift. The deed calls for two acres on “which stands a house of worship known as Bethlehem Church”. This would indicate that the church was established at some time prior to this date. The cemetery adjacent to the church has stones dating from 1821. One of the church members told the editor that “the old timers” said there was a church there before Bethlehem. If any additional information concerning the date of establishment can bo found, it will be reported in a later issue. The following roster of members is the oldest list in existence.———Ed.
REGISTER OF PASTORS DATE OF APPOINTMENT TIME OF SERVICE
John C. Putman
October 1880 two years
W. G. Hensley October 1882 two years
H. S. McBride October 1884 . one year
O. G. Haliburton October 1885 two years
J. J. Comer October 1887 four years
Bluford W. Dodson October 1891 two years
J. T. Blackwood October 1893
W. T. S. Cook October 1894 one year
John S. Rice . October 1895 - two years
T. W. Noland October 1897 three years
J. W. Cullom October 1900 one year
P. D. Gardner . October 1901
REGISTER OF MEMBERS
Adams, T. J. Transferred by letter
Adams, Nannie Transferred - letter
Bagwell, J. W. Died
Bagwell, Jas. W. . Transferred
Bagwell, Elizabeth Transferred
Bagwell, Martha A. D
Bright, Mary A. Transferred
Brown, Jos N. Died
Brown, Josephine Died
Bigger, Victoria F. Transferred
Burney, Mattie Died .
Blackwell, Nannie J. Married Dec. 23, 188S
Burney, Sarah A. Died
Bagwe1l, Dora Rec. into church Sept 1883 by W. G. Hensley-died
Brown, C. A. Rec. into church May 20, 1888 by letter- removed Nov 1893
Brown, Bessie Removed into church May 20, 1888 by letter-- removed Nov. 1893
Brown, Walter Received into church Mar. 26, 1891 by letter-- removed Nov. 1893
Crotser, Wm. Dropped
Cross, W. B. Died
Cross, Tennie A. Trans. by certificate
Cross, Melissa A. Married Jarold
Crotzer, J. W. Removed by letter,
Crotzer, Jesse L. Died
Crotzer, Wiley B. Died
Crotzer, Alex Died
Crotzer, Rachel Transf. to Hickory Point
Crotzer, Allice Transf. by letter
Crotzer, Mahala Died July 1894
Crotzer, Mary Z. Dismissed by C. C.
Crotzer, Eliza J.
Crotzer, Irena Dismissed Aug 1893
Crotzer, Sarah C. Dropped Feb. 20, 1887
Collier, Wm. Transferred
Collier, Fredonia Transferred
Collier Amanda V.
Coke, J(innie) E. Received Sept 1883 by confession
Coke W. E.(William) Received Sept 1883 by profession
Coke, A. T. Received Sept 1883 by Profession
Coke, A. N. Received May 16, 1886—-reinstated
Coke, Carrie Ann Received Dec. 30, 1890 by profession
Delph, Ophelia J. Married Harris
Davidson, J. W. Transferred Mar. 20, 1887
Davidson, Jessie A. Died
Davidson, Sarah B.
Davidson, Margret E. Married to Brown--trans. to Hickory Point
Davidson, Mary. Dismissed
Delph, Mary B. Dropped
Delph, Missourie T. Dropped
Davidson, Margaret A. Died
Dowdy, Sarah Married Feb 1885-Phrazier--dropped Sept 8,1895
Dolph, John H. Sept 1883 by profession--withdrew
Dolph, Ica Sept 1883 by profession
Dixson, John Rec. May 16, 1886 by reinstatement--died July 25, 1894
Dixson, Meppie Rec. May 16, 1886 by reinstatement--married Hoskins
Ealey, Mattie Dropped
Frech,, Rebecca B. Died Dec. 28, 1885
Frech, Nannie J.
Gill, Rachel M. Rec. Jan 18, 1886 by request--transferred
Gill, Geo. A. Rec. Jan 18, 1886 by request--transferred
Hopkins, W. A. Transferred
Hopkins, Maria H. died
Humphris, P. B. Died
Hopkins, Amanda Transferred
Hopkins, Margret A. Died
Holt, Susan Dismissed by Church Conference
Johnson,Malissa J. Dismissed by letter Sept 3, 1895
Johnson, Andrew T. Dismissed by letter Aug. 1901
Johnson, F. B. Dismissed by letter Sept 8, 1895
Johnson, Mary Died
Johnson, Emily P.
Johnson, G. W. Died July 18, 1900
Johnson, Maggie A.
Johnson, James Rec. Sept. 1883 by profession
Johnson, C. C. (Columbus) Rec. Sept 1883 by profession--Transferred.
Jarold, Mallissa A. Trans. by letter
Johnson, Bulah Sept 1888 by profession--died 1893
Knox, Martha Dismissed
Laughren, Lina Sen. Died Nov. 17, 1896
Laughren, Lina Jun. Married Dec 16, 1888 to Walker
Laughren, Ollie Removed by certificate Jan 20, 1896
Laughren, David Died
Laughren, David, Jun. Rec. Sept, 1883 by profession
Laughren, Edith Sue Rec. Aug 25, 1887 by profession--married Smith
Laughren, Hattio Rec. Aug. 25, 1887 by profession
Morgan, James T. Withdrew Sept 1893
Morgan, Sarah B. Withdrew Sept 1893
Morgan, Zorada G. Withdrew Sept 1893
Mockbee, Holms Rec. July 6, 1882 —died
Mockbee, Williann married Ransdal--transferred
Morgan, Millie E.
Morgan, Margaret C. Married Mackey Dec 1882
Morgan, Susan Married to Holt
Miller, J. E. Transferred Feb 20, 1887
Miller, White Transferred Fob 20, 1887
Morgan, C. M. Rec. Sept 1883 by profession-—dropped
Miller, Minnie Rec. Sept 1883 by profession--Trans Feb 20, 1887
Miller, Tennie Rec. Sept 1883 by profession--Trans Feb 20, 1387
Morgan, Alex Rec. Sept 1883 by profession--dropped
Morgan, John H. Rec. Sept 1883 by profession--transferred
Miller, Stella Rec. Sept 1883 by profession--Trans Feb. 20, 1887
Morgan, Ed C. Rec. Sept 1888 by profession--withdrew
Majors, Jane S.
Nichols, S. B. Rec. Jan 18, 1886 by request--transferred
Powers, Andrew J.
Powers, W. T.
Powers, Barbry Died Sect 22, 1880
Powers, Sarah Died
Powers, Nancy J. Died
Powers, Nancy Died
Powers, George W.
Powers, Mildred W. Dropped Feb 23, 1887
Powers, Jane Dropped Sept 3, 18~5
Powers, Wm. L. Dropped Feb 20, 1887
Powers, I. Alex Dropped
Parish, Nick Dropped
Pardew, Emlie J. Trans. Sept. 26, 1894
Pace, Martha Removed to Hickory Point
Patric, Bettie G. Dropped by church conference
Powers, Ida Married Nov. 18, 1895 to Walker
Phillips, Dora Married Woods--dropped 1887
Pierce, S. W. Rec. Sept, 1883 by profession. Trans. to Antioch
Powers, Sallie Rec. Sept 1883 by profession. Married Jan 3,1888 to Winn, Died
Powers, Jasper Rec. Sept 1883 by profession
Pardew, R. C. Rec. Mar 20, 1887 by profession
Pardew, Mattie Rec. by 0. G. Halliburton
Pardew, Eudora Rec. Aug 25, 1887 by removal. Dropped by order conference.
Ramey, J. A. Died Nov 1892
Ramey, Millie Died
Rinehart, John Died Dec 11, 1897
Rinehart, John W.
Rinehart, Abram Died Mar 4, 1880
Rinehart, Mary C.
Rinehart, Ellen Died
Rinehart, Sarah Dropped
Rinehart, Amieann Transferred
Rinehart, Sarah T.
Rudolph, Melissa Dismissed by certificate
Rudolph, Nancie B.. Transferred Mar 20, 1887
Robinson, Delilah J. Aug 18, 1892 by baptism
Rinehart, Hattie Married July 20, 1887 to Pardew
Rinehart, Andrew Rec. Sept 1883 by profession--Transferred
Rinehart, W. W. . Rec. Sept 1883 by profession——dropped
Rinehart, J. T. Rec. Sept 1883 by profession
Ramey, Andrew Rec. Sept 1883 by profession
Rinehart, George Rec. Sept 1883 by profession
Robbins, J. S. Married Nov 1890 to Majors
Rinehart, Hettie Bollene Rec. Aug 25th 1887 by profession--died
Ramey, Lelah Rec. Sept 1888 by profession
Rudolph, N. B. Rec. Apr 10, 1892 by letter
Smith, George W.
Smith Alex Transferred Mar 20- 1887
Smith, J. W.
Smith, Paralee E. Transferred Mar 20, 1887
Smith, Mary A. Died Feb 7, 1882
Smith, J. P.
Smith, James Died Mar 12, 1880
Smith, N. R. Dropped
Smith, Bettie A.
Smith, W. W. Rec. Sep 1883 by profession
Smith, J. Floyd Rec. Sep 1883 by profession
Smith, C. E. Rec. Sep 1883 by profession
Smith, Alex F. Rec Sep 1883 by profession--trans. Mar 20, 1887
Smith, Virginia S.
Smith, Ella J. Rec. July 21, 1885 by baptism- dismissal
Smith, Frank D. Rec. Wept 1888 by profession
Smith, Laurah Rec. Sep 1888 by profession
Smith, Alex Rec. Apr 10, 1892 by letter
Smtih, p. E. Rec. Apr 1892 by letter
Walls, Henry Died
Walker, Martha J. R.
Walker, Thomas G.
Woodson, George Rec. Sep 1883 by profession--transferred
Walker, Ida Sen. m. Johnson--died
Woods, Dora dropped Feb 20, 1887
Wilkerson, M. C. Died Oct 1893-Triumphant
Winn, Sallie Died Jan 1891
Wilkerson, J, W. Removed by certificate Nov. 1893
Walker, Ida, Junior
From the Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, December 1971 No. 2-
Ann Evans Alley, Editor
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