HISTORY OF STEWART COUNTY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION:
COMPILED BY A.R. NELSON
The following historical outline has been the tireless result or many historians of the past, Church Clerks, Associational Clerks. Teachers and writers or history, even those who collect libraries or old writings and historical events. Many important events will be left out of this account, because complete information can not be obtained. As you read, please feel free to correct any misspelled names, or add to this effort additional information, if you have it. May I be allowed to add a word of apprection for the courtesy or Crockett's Creek, Nevilles Creek and Model Baptist Church Memberships for having this history printed.
Rev. A.R. Nelson, Jr. Stewart County Baptist Associational Missionary
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|CROCKETT'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH|
When considering the history of Crockett's Creek Baptist Church it will be well to review its beginning, when Tennessee became a State, and the Baptist work was known as the Mero Association,from I790 till 1830, when it dissolved itself and was reconstituted as the Cumberlend Association. The proceedings of the Churches in conference on Saturday before the first Lords day (May 1803) at Whites Creek Church of Davidson County by the churches who had withdrawn their membership from the Mero Association. The conference opened with prayer, then Brother Joshua White was chosen and elected as the moderator and Brother Suggs Fort, was elected as the clerk. The churches present were: Whites Creek, Richland Creek, Red River, Big Harpeth, Drakes Creek, Buffalo Creek, in Davidson County. The conference agreed to adjourn to Brother Dickenson's house in the evening and requested the Brethern from the churches who had previous to the meeting, dissolved with Mero District Association, (on account of Elder Joseph and his church.) to come with them. The Cumberland Association in its meeting in 1806, passed an order dividing its territory into two parts. The mountianous tract of land called Red River Ridge, which lies between the Red and Cumberland Rivers, was agreed upon for a general line of division. The churches south and south-east of the ridge retained the name and constitution of the Cumberland Association with 13 churches and 447 members, while those On the other side of it formed themselves into a new one by the name of Red River Association. The churches alloted for the new fraternity met, by their messengers, at Fort's meeting house afterwards called the Red River, located in Tennessee near the Kentucky line on the 15th of April I807, and there constituted Red River Association of Baptist. Twelve churches (with 905 members) were in the constitution. Three of which were in Tennessee, the location of one (Willis Creek is unknown)and eight were in Kentucky. The names of the churches and their location as for as known were as follows: Red River in Robertson county Tenessee; Half Pone in Robertson county; Tennessee-Cubb Creek in Stewart County, Tennessee; Dry Creek in Trigg County, Kentucky;Mt. Pleasant of Little River in Trigg County,Kentucky; Muddy Fork of little River; Muddy River in Logan County, Kentucky; McFarlands Fork at Pond River in Christian County, Kentucky; West Pork of Red River in Christian County, Kentucky; Groves Creek in Henderson County, Kentucky. Dry Fork of Eddy Creek in Lyons County, Ky. The record from each church has not been located, but the Association grew to 21 churches with 550 members by 1808. The population for Tennessee by 1813 was 217,727 white people and 44,535 colored people.
WHERE WERE THE INDIANS?
Following the battle in 1774 at Point Pleasant the Shawnee Indians (located in Kentucky) scattered, some across the Mississippi River, while the others remained behind with Chief Tecumseh, and his brother Tenskwatawa, (the Shawnee Prophet). They were reunited to fight against the Governor of Kentucky William Henry Harrison, who defeated them at the battle of Tippacanoe, November 1811. Many tribes in Tecumseh's alliance joined the British and fought against the Americans in the War of 1812. When Tecumseh died in 1813 and the British surrendered their posts in 1814, the Indian wars were settled in this area. In 1805 J. Miegs and Daniel had concluded a treaty with the Creek Indians who sold their claim to Tennessee for 14,000.00. The Cherokee Indians claimed Middle Tennessee as their hunting ground and the Chickasaw's (a Muskhogean Tribe) occupied West Tennessee. On July 23, 1805 James Robertson and Silas Densmur made a treaty with Chinnubbe, King of the Tribes for the Chickasaw, to relinquish all claims North of Duck River and East of the Tennessee River and all disputed tracts on the Elk River. There were 13,149 Cherokee Indians who were removed to Oktahoma Territory in 1836. On May 23, 1836 John Ross, Chief of the Cherokees refused to accept a treaty with the Government, so a treaty was made with two Sub-Chiefs Major Ridge, and Andrew Ross. They then moved to Oklahoma, but it was 1838 before the other 1,046 Cherokees. who had remained behind could move from Tennessee. No information seems available concerning the Indians and the Crockett's Creek Church, but we recognize by comparing the dates recorded, the possibility of their contact with each other.Mr. E. R. Neal's history, tells us that in the year 1800 there were 160 Baptist Churches with an enrollment of 5120 members, the population in Tennessee being 221,000. By 1818 there were 280 Baptist churches with a membership of 10,650. The ordained ministers were: Josiah Horn, Dudley Williams, Jesse Brooks, Job Hobbs, Robert Smith, Fielding Wolf, and liscenee William Aingell (the clerk of Red River Association till 1821, when he was succeeded by Sugg Fort). Within a few years Reuben Ross joined their ranks, with Elder Edmond Bearden and Elder Daniel Brown, these aided in the organization of Red River Association in 1807, and the Little River Association in 1813. Elder Dudley Williams was pastor of the Dry Creek Baptist church in Trigg County, (Constituted July 19, 1800, when Jessie Cox united with them in 1808 and became a licentiate about 1825, he was ordained September 2, 1835 His ministry was profitable, and he baptized a considerable number of converts, among these were A. P. Hodges and Wm. Skinner, of Blood River Church in Calloway County, who became useful preachers. The Red River Association at its annual meeting, met a Muddy Fork of Little River, (now the village of Cerulean Springs in Trigg County, Kentucky,) on Saturday before the 2nd Lord's Day in August 1813, only six yeArs after its constitution, took steps to form a new Association. The former was so large, having 40 churches with 1,791 members, determined to divide itself with the dividing line to begin at the church on Spring Creek of the West Fork and run "Northwardly" so as to include West Fork of Red River. Along with Red River Church were Barren Spring, Goshen, Long Creek, Ebenezzer, and Center, with all the churches lying east and south of said line, would still remain in the Red River Association. When the Association met again for the purpose of dividing, Nov. 1813. the following churches met at Eddy Grove church near Princeton, Caldwell County, Blooming Grove-Tenn., Big Creek- Ky., Cub Creek Tennessee, Cypress, Dry Creek, Dry Fork, Eddy Grove, Flat Creek, Muddy Fork, New Bethel, Province, Salem, Sinking Fork, Salene Creek, Tizrah, Unity, Little River, Mt. Pleasant. These churches aggregated 1,029 members. Among the Ordained ministers of the body were: Josiah Horn, John Wall, Dudley Williams, Thomas McLean, Henry Darnell, Fielding Wolf, M.B. Roland, Daniel Brown, James Rucker, Colden Williams, John Dorris, Thomas Ross, Among the licened preachers were: Y. Yarbrough, William Bradley, Thomas Evans, John Stone, Reuben Owens.With the help of the above mentioned Brethren, the Little River Baptist Association was formed with Barren Springs a member or it. With the lower district forming themselves into an association to be called Little River Baptist Association, Elder Sugg Fort, Ashur Shelton, Jesse Ford, John Bobbitt and Brother Anthony New were appointed to help them. The earliest records of the body are lost. The first minutes of which a fragment has been preserved are those or 1817. At this time the Association numbered 32 churches, 1,859 membars,16 ordained ministers. Dry Creek Baptist Church aided in the formation or several churches, such as Donaldson Creek in Trigg County in 1841, and Barren Spring Church (1809) after 1817 has been known as Crockett's Creek Baptist Church.On Nov. 1809, Dry Creek Baptist Church with Elder Dudley Williams as pastor, on Saturday before the 4th Sunday at a place a few miles distant from them, at a which time James Saunders and Rebeckah, his wife, Joseph Saunders and Rose ,his wife, Archibald Lee and wife, and Samuel Saunders and Nilly, his wife, were recieved by letters in the formation of Barren Spring Baptist Church. In August 1810, on Saturday before the 4th Sunday, Neal McMullin and Nancy, his wife, John Banthel and Rebackah, his wife, Phillip Saunders and Tanner Saunders were received by experience. In the next month on Saturday before the 4th Sunday a petition was brought by Brother Saunders to Dry Creek Church, praying that the church "South side of the Cumberland" be recognized as a constituted church, and that they help in the ordination or a deacon. Little can be learned about the church activities until March 1, 1817, when Theophalus Skinner and Thomas MoClain were appointed by Dry Creek Church to attend Barren Spring to ordain a deacon, Nathanial Parker was to take the message back to Crockett's Creek.
In the year 1818, the place or worship was changed to a stream called Crockett's Creek. In the Little River Associational minutes, this was the year when Barren Spring was recognized as Crockett's Creek Baptist Church Elder William Bays as the pastor, also Dry Creek used the name Crockett's Creek in its minutes, when they called upon them to help in the ordination of a preacher and a deacon on Saturday before the 4th Sabbath, July 1821. Elder William W. Scott and Elder Jesse Cox on Saturday before the 1st Sabbath in August were sent to help in this condition but because of some delay, in September conference Elder Williams was to go with them. Earlier in 1821 Brother Rawlins Wingate was known to have brought his letter from Crockett's Creek to Dry Creek Church.
The Little River Association in 1819 declines to answer a question as to propriety of the education of young men called to preach the gospel. In their annual Associational Meeting in 1821, an element against the promotion of missions and theological education became so determined in their opposition that the body was threatened with schism. To avoid this,it was deemed prudent to yield to their demand. Accordingly, the Association dropped correspondence with the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions and two neighboring associations.
As early as 1827, the tenets of Alexander Cambell began to agitate some of the churches of the body, and that year a circular letter, strongly commending the propriety of having a confession of faith, or declaration, in current language, of what we understand the Scriptures to teach was appended to the minutes of the association. In 1829 along with the dissention regarding the unity with a temperance society, several churches objected to having an abstract of principles printed with minutes. After each discussion it was "ordered that our constitution, abstract of principles and rules of decorum be annexed to the minutes". This was another element of discord in body, which could not be eliminated, at so small a cost. For more than a decade, the Anti-mission party had been conciliated by concession to their demands. But the Missionary party at last began to weary of the domineering. It now needed only a spark to divide these parties in open contest. Such occasion was soon presented. In 1832 a motion was made to drop correspondence with Red River Association, which by now was an avowedly Anti-missionary body, A lengthy discussion ensued, and the motion finally won out.
The memorable session in 1833, convened at Mt. Pleasant in Trigg County when William Buckley, an Anti-missionary, was elected Moderator. A motion was made to support the united effort of Baptist, having two major points concerning education and benevolence, which left the messengers no way to vote except against it. Some of the bretheren believing still the majority of those present were Anti-mission one of them cried out,"I motion that all those that cannot retain in in fellowship those that preach and believe the doctrines of general atonement and universal operation of the Spirit, manifest it by rising to their feet and collection together, and organize themselves as Little River Association, to the exclusion of those that believe the above doctrines, contrary to the constitution," responsive to this call the messengers from nine churches arose, collected in one corner of the house and organized for business, leaving the missionary party in possession of the records and the house.Both parties for awhile claimed the name Little River Association, finally the Anti- group organized under the title the "Origional Little River Baptist Association." When William Buckley resigned as moderator of Little River Association, Rev. Dudley Williams was elected in place.
The messengers from these churches withdrew: Cubb Creek, Dry Creek, Oak Grove, Muddy Fork, Crockett's Creek, Sinking Fork, Salem Creek, Tennessee. Charles Pope immediately returned and was recognized as the messenger from Sinking Fork Church. The withdrawing churches numbered 409 members. However Crockett's Creek Baptist Church refused to stand behind the action of their messengers and continued to send a letter to Little River Association. The church began to discuss the prospects of having their own building, so in 1825 Isham Sills deeded two acres for Crockett's Creek building site. The deed registered July 29, 1841, is found in book 14, page 153, in Stewart County court house.
"Baptist Church from Isham Sills, know all men by the presents that I Isham Sills of Stewart County in the State of Tennessee in consideration of natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my beloved brethern of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek and also for divers good causes and considerations, me the said Isham Sills hereunto moving, have given, granted and confirmed and by these present do give, grant and confirm unto the said members of the said Baptist Church on Crockett's all and singular on price a parcel of land lying and being in the county and State aforesaid and on Crockett's Creek to have and to hold and enjoy all and singular the said land aforesaid unto the said members of the above named Church of Crockett's Creek and their successors forever our certain piece or parcel of land containing two acres, more or less lying and living in the State and County aforesaid and on the East of said Crockett's Creek and bounded as follows, that is begining at spring on the north east corner of said Sills survey and running with the run of said spring to the line of Isiah Outland survey, then with Joel Outland's line up the hill to a poplar, then along a line of marked trees to a hickory then to a beginning including the house lately built for the purpose of Public worship with all privileges thereunto belonging to them and their successors; forever and I this said, Isham Sills doth for myself, my heirs and assigns, give all my rights, title and interest to the above mention land to the above mentioned members of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek and their successors forever.
In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and affirmed my Seal this ----February, 1825 (16 June 1837)(?)
|Daniel G. Shaw|
|State or Tennessee|
|Isham X Sills|
Personally came before me Henry H. Ganis, one of the substantiating witnesses to the within deed and with whom I am personally acquainted and made oath that he saw Isham Sills within bargain or sign the same for the purpose therein contained.
Given under my hand at office in Town of Dover 1841
H.H.Ganis-- Clerk By his Deputy William Cook
Personally came before me William Cook, clerk of Stewart County Henery Bell one of the substantiating witnesses to the within deed with whom I am personally aquainted and made oath that he saw Isham Sills within bargain or sign the same, therein contained. Given under my hand at the office in the Town of Dover this 28 July 1841
Recording in the Registers office of Stewart County 29th day July 1841
Hiram Valentine, register
The year before in August 1832, the Little River Associational Annual Meeting was at Crockett's Creek Church, the Moderator was Peyton Nance, Clerk John Draper, Serman of the day Elder J.W.Mansfield, Alternate Timothy McMan. The Association reported 175 baptisms and a membership of 1,239. Because the church would not stand behind the withdrawing of their messengers from Little River Association, it was necessary for Dry Creek Church to send a committee to help them. Nathaniel Carr, John Carr, and Brother Hollin met with Crockett's Creek in its December meetir. Many of the older present day members believes the Predestinarian Baptist withdrew from the church felling the meeting. Very little material can be found between the years 1833 till l863 except a few statistics.
In July 1863 the church recended its former action to discipline Brother Orville Champion and restored him to the church fellowship, and also "Liberated" Brother P.J. Knight to preach. In November Leo.W.Herndon joined by letter.
The Lord's Supper was set for February 1864 to be followed by a foot washing, a day to be remembered by fasting and prayer. In June. Bro. N. Elkins was paid for repairing the church building. During the Revival time in October, Sally Herndon and May Elizabeth Herndon were received by letter, those who were baptized were: Nancey Champion, Isabella Champion, Louisa Vinson, Ann Brandon, Enos Hubs, Jane English, Hewton Sumner, Sarah Champion, James Short, Sarah Elizabeth Spiceland, Mariah Watson.
Sept. 1864--Elder R.R. Allen and Emely Allea, his wife, joined by letter and W.J.Spiceland and Sarah Manning came by baptism. The first record that the church book was destroyed was when Bro. O.C. Champion was ask to procure another book since the last one was burned and Bro. P.J. Knight was to get a copy of the Rushing Creek Church Covenant and Rules of Decorum to go into the new minute book. In April 1865 Bro. P.S. Knight and L.W. Herndon were licensed to preach but in June the action concerning Bro. P.J. Knight was rescended. This year the church added to its rolls by letter, Bro.W.E. McCauley, Cathrone Belisle, Martha Britton, Emoline Parker,Hank Fox, G.W. Pettit, William Sills,Jenkins Futre1l; Elbert Chrisp. Those who were added by baptism were; Edmond Spiceland, Elizabeth Spiceland, Catherine Sills, Susan Thomason, Amy Vinson, Nancey Burns, John Creamer, Adolphus Wiggins, Jonathon Fuqua, M.E. Parker,William Belisle, Sarah Wiggins, G,H. Wiggins, George Blane, Mary Vinson, James Hicks, Farthena Hicks, Gail Johnson, Nancey Jones, Leonard Shaw, Sally Ann Shaw, Harriet Shaw, Miles Jones, Alfred Jones, Manley Low, Elizabeth Low, George Ann Low, Thomas M. Griffin, Rufus W. Vinson, Martha Byrd, Louiza Jones, John Sills, and his wife, Alfred Bysel, W.J.Jones, Struky D. Vinson, Elanora Wiggins, D.B.Sills.
This year of 1865, G.W. Wiggins, was elected to be ordained as a deacon,in 1866, the church had a membership of 105, with 7 colored members. The church requested Elder W.B. Sills and Bro. Notly Elkins to aid in the development of a colored church. The colored membership increased in 1867 to 36, and in 1868 a colored church building was established in the Pinchnickle Community. Bro. W.B. Sills was sent to preach at a place called Poplar Spring (Mrs. Zanie Hicks place) as an extention of Crockett's Creek. It was at this time when the church voted to baptize Ashby Blane (a freed man of John Blane).
Preaching services were extended to Walnut Grove Baptist Church for the next 12 months beginning August 1867-1868. The Walnut Grove Baptist Church now located in Stewart County records its beginning in 1893. There seems to be a History of preaching long before its constitution.
In August of 1868, a letter of dismission from Little River Association was ask for and granted to Crockett's Creek. Bro. Orvill Champion, E.Vinson, Elder R.R. Allen, were commissioned to meet with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Saturday before the 5th Sabbath of January 1869, for a "Union Meeting" for the planning of action for the churches.
In 1870 the Blood River Association was organized. Eleven churches which had been dismissed from West Union, Little River and Western District Associations, met on Friday, October 28, 1870, and was formed into Blood River Association, Messengers from these churches met with the Jonathan's Creek Church, later known as Elm Grove, and constituted the "Blood River Association of United Baptists". The following churches went into the organiztion; Blood River, Locust Grove, Jonathan's Oak Grove, Sinking Spring, Pleasant Hill, Crockett's Creek, East Liberty, Benton, Turkey Creek, and Tuckers Springs. The introductory sermon was preached by Elder Jack Padgett from Psalms 23:1. Elder J.C. Spann was elected moderator and served 18 yrs., except an interval of one year, Elder William Gardner was the first Clerk, and continued for four yrs. A petitionary letter was sent out to other Associations for recognization.
Eleven Churches who had letters of dismission from West Union, Little River, and West District Association met by Delegation in Convention at Jonathan's Creek Church, Calloway County Kentucky, on Friday, before 5th Sunday of October 1870 and constituted themselves into an Association to be called, known, and styled "Blood River Association of United Brethern", as such and being of the same family, we respectfully solicit an interchange of correspondence with you and for which purpose we have appointed a member of our brethern to you at your ensuing anniversary. Our next annual meeting will be held with the Church at Oak Grove, Henry County, Tennessee, Friday before the 4th Lord's Day in October 1871, at which time and place we will be happy to hear from you. Our membership is about 900, and ordained ministers 10.
Yours in bonds of Christ Love,
Wm. Gardner, Chairman
A problem arose at Crockett's Creek, and in Aug. 1870, letters were granted for dismission of Elder R.R. Allen and his wife, Orval Champion and his wife, W.E. McCauley and wife, and W.T. Allen. Bro. W.E. McCauley returned to the church in July 1871, the church made plans to ordain him as their pastor in 1873. In 1872, the Elder R.R. Allen found cause to bring a suit against the church for money owed him. The suit was settled, before a court action could bring ridicule on the church.
The year 1875, the Blood River Association met with the Crockett's Creek Church, Friday before the 4th Sunday in Oct., with Elder S.R. McClain as the preacher and Elder E.O. Wings as the alternate. In 1874, Bro. William Belisle was elected to be ordained as a deacon. The church had at this time 3 ordained ministers in the membership. In 1876, Bro. A. J. Byrd was liberated to exercise his gift in the ministry, and in May 1877, was ordained to the ministry. Brother Byrd as far as can be determined, had three sons, James Lawrence, (Bro. Grady Byrd's father) W. Prince Byrd, and Gus Byrd, and two daughters, Roennie Byrd is one, now living in Texas. Elder A.J. Byrd. pastored Crockett's Creek several times, 1882, 1885, 1888, 1890-91, 1894,1900. 1904, after this date, he moved to Oklahoma where he continued to preach for some 25 years.
In 1877, John W. Bell, James W. Stewart, and James Powell were liberated to preach. The pastor, Elder W.E. McCauley died in Febuary 1877. A free school was started in the church house with Bro. James Powell as the teacher.
In 1878, the church voted to join Blood River Association, and sent as messengers, Bro. J. Stewart, Bro. R.W. Vinson, Bro. J.H. Parker, Bro. W. Sills, to make a request for membership. Three men were ordained as deacons in April, Bro. J.W Hicks, Bro. John Outland, and Bro. John Parker.
A request was made by Crockett's Creek Church for Pleasant Hill church to help in the Ordaination of Bro. Rufus Vinson and James Crop in 1879. The church took action in December 1880, to ordain Bro. William Sills to the ministry, and in August 1881 the service took place. Bro. Jack Suratt was asked to be a deacon of the church, but refused.
In 1883, the Church withdrew the preaching credentials of the Elder William Sills and in December ordained two deacons, Bro. John Stewart and Bro. Charley Williams.
A 5th Sunday meeting was held near Limeport in Trigg County for all of the ministers and deacons in May 1885, Bro. N.S. Castleberry and Bro. S.W. Gregory were speakers. In the same year Bro. Joe Hughes was elected to be ordained as a deacon and to be licensed to preach at the same time.
In April 1886, Bro. William Outland was elected and ordained a deacon. In May 1887, the ministers and deacons meeting was held with Elder I.E. Wallace as the speaker. Also this year , Bro. C.D. Anderson and Sarah his wife, William Shaw, Robert Hicks, and Mary his wife, A.J. Scott and Rhonda, his wife, Verona Scott, J.T. Morgan, Mary Wasson, J.T. Wiggins, and R.L. Wallace, were dismissed to aid in the organization of Nevill's Creek Baptist Church, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in November. In 1888, Robert Hicks and his wife, Mary, were sent to help with Nevill's Creek development. Bro. W.N. Cherry and his wife, Lee, was baptized on an evening of June 1889, at Crockett's Creek.
The Dover Furnace Association of United Baptist formed in the year of 1890, was the forerunner of Stewart County Association of Missionary Baptists. The following is an account of that origin of that organization taken from the Minutes of the 2nd Annual Session, 1891, M.C. Hooks, Clerk.
Dover Furnace Association of (United Baptists) composed mainly of churches in Stewart County and Montgomery County, that have here to fore been connected with strong Associations in Kentucky. Under the present system of missionary work which strickly observe State lines our feeble churches are dying and our distitution was negleted. Our first move was to organize Fifth Sunday Meetings of churches in Stewart and adjoining counties. So successful was the effort that it was decided to organize a new Association. This was effected at the Fifth Sunday Meeting at Dover Furnace in November, 1890. W.E.Davis was elected moderator: M.C.Hooks, clerk. Four churches with membership of less than 200 went into the organization.
We did not unite with Cumberland because of inconvenience. That body, the largest Association in the State, already covered too much territory.At our second annual meeting a more perfect orgination was effected and a plan for a future work adopted. Four churches with a membership of over 300, were received from Blood River Association in Kentucky and Cumberland in Tennessee. One or two other churches have letters and will unite with us at our next annual meeting.
We decided to cooperate with the Board of State Missions at Nashville in its work. We earnestly appeal to the churches in Montgomery, Stewart, and Houston Counties, bound together by common, social, political and commercial interests to unite with us and "every man working over aganist his own house." help us to develope our feeble churches and supply our common destitution, thus giving the Gospel to those who are perishing for the Bread of Life at our doors,"
Churches reporting at second annual meeting were: Crockett's Creek, Cross Creek, Dover Furnance (1890, 52 members, 9 baptism reported) Hickory Grove, Liberty, Nevill's Creek, Rushing Creek, Walnut Grove, (Baptisms reported for Association 41; total membership of Association 467). Early in the 1891 a petitionary letter was sent to Crockett's Creek to join the new Association, and these messengers were sent; Elder A.J. Byrd,Henry Allen; and W.E. Outland. In 1892 the Association met with Crockett's Creek church on October 7 Elder J.J. Parker preached in the day service and Bro. R.R. Allen and H.S. Morgan preached in the evening.
In 1894, Brothers John J. Jones and W. Prince Byrd, were ordained as deacons.The year 1895, an arm was extended to the community of Tobaccoport should it become necessary for the reception of new members, during a revival.
In 1898, Brother J.T. Herndon was licensed to preach. At 11:00 o'clock, October 4,1899, the Dover Furnace Associational Meeting was held with Crockett's Creek. Elder J.M. Ross preached in the morning, Brother H.C. Blake, Elder C. Wells and J.M.C. Walker preached during the evening services.
The following is an account on dissolving the Dover Purnace Association and uniting with the Cumberland Association.
"Resolved, that it is the sense of the Dover Furnance Association that, when we adjourn, we disband, and recommend the churches unite with Cumberland Association, if such is their disire, and that we hereby instruct the clerk to give letters of dismissal to each church, to unite with Cumberland Association, or any Association they choose to join. And futhermore, that we instruct our Executive Board to carry forward the work of supplying our destitution, and arranging for Fifth Sunday meetings until next meeting of Cumberland Association (at Little West Fork Church, Ringgold), and that these be instructed to present their report at the next session of that body.
This resolution carefully discussed and unanimously adopted (minutes of the 11th annual Session of Dover Furnance Association at Rushing Creek, November 12, 1900) It was 1900, when Brother D.E. Hicks and Brother J. Thomas Herndon were ordained as deacons, later Brother Herndon was ordaineded to the ministry.
From the minites of the 1st Annual Session of Stewart County Association 1901, October 30,-November 1., we have this historical Statement about the organization of Stewart County Baptist.
"The Dover Furnance Association in session at Rushing Creek, November 1-2, 1900, dissolved, and advised the churches to unite with Cumberland Association. Previous to its dissolution, an Executive Board had been appointed with instructions to hold Fifth Sunday Meetings, and to report to the next meeting of the Cumberland Association. Some dissatisfaction having manifested itself, the churches authorized the Executive Board to call a convention to organize a new Association."
In response to a call from the Executive Board by Dover Furnance Association Messengers from the churches, hereinafter mentioned, convened at Model,Stewart County, October 30, 1901." Messengers from the following churches constituted Stewart County Association at Model, October 30, 1901: Crockett's Creek, HickoryGrove,Hughes Creek(Bethel), Liberty Springs, Model, Nevil's Creek, New Hope(Elk Creek)Plesant Hill, Rushing Creek, Tobacco Port, Walnut Grove, and Antioch was received atthe Second Annual Session in October 29-30-31, 1902.
The Elder G. W. Bray former moderator of Dover Furnace Association, requested Brother J.D. Dilday to preside in his place. The year 1901, Brothers W.H. Galusha and J.L. Byrd were elected as deacons at Crockett's Creek, and Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Cherry was recieved in baptism as members in August.
The Stewart County Baptist Association met with Crockett's Creek Church in October 1907, with the speaker Elder J.T. Stewart and Brother J. W. Pruitt as alternate. The churches were begining the discussion concerning the rebuilding or remodeling the old building.
The Association met again with the church on October 7, 1916, the same year when an arm was extended to Spiceland Shool in Trigg County, Kentucky. By March 1917, a pledge of $400.00 had been reached, and in May a committee to get rid of the old building was appointed. Mr. Sam Wiggins bought it and moved it upon the hill for a barn.
In April 1921, A Sunday School was organized, and later that year a revival was held with Rev. Hauley doing the preaching and Brother Sam Bailey leading the singing. It was then, when Herbert Bryant, James Luther Bryant, Melvin Chadwick, Ethel Jackson (Cherry), Belle Bryant (Berkley), W.L. (Bud) Futrell, Jack Cherry, Florence Nunn, and Eugene Cherry came forward as candidates for baptism. Brother J.W. Nelson the pastor performed the ordinance.
The final vote to build came on December I924. The foundation was laid by April 1925, Brother Winford E. Hicks was ordained as a Minister on January 1925, and the Annual Association met with the church in October.
DEACON OUTLAND LAID TO REST AT 75
The Oldest Member Of The Oldest Church in Stewart County Succumbs
Deacon W.E. Outland, who was the third oldest son of Joel and Harriet Outland who were the first settlers of Crockett's Creek, father of Brother Alex Outland, and the father-in-law of Rev. L.E. Outland, was laid to rest in the family burying ground, near his life long home, on April 15, 1925, having died the previous day. He was born in the house where he lived most of his life, October 30, 1849, and his mother was a charter member of the Crocketts Creek Baptist Church, the the oldest church in this part of the county. Deacon Outland is survived by his wife, two brothers, Samual and Lemuel, four sons, all of whom live on his place, three daughters, Harriet, Deadus, and Bessie.
Rev. J.T. Wiggins conducted a simple funeral ceremony in which he announced that Bro. Outland professed faith in Jesus Christ about 50 years ago and was baptised in the Crockett's Creek Baptist Church by Elder W.L. Tidwell, who was then pastor of the church. "He has lived true to his profession, and has always been found to be a friend to the needy and always had a kind word for the broken hearted. He was the oldest member of the oldest church in Stewart County and a Deacon in the same for nearly half a century, discharging his every duty well, and always faithful in his attendance.
"To know him was to love him, and in his death the church has lost one of the most devoted members, the community has lost a good citizen, and his wife has lost a devoted husband, the children have lost a kind father, the Cedar Springs Lodge No. 357, of F.&A.M.have lost a good leader and one of its best members. He was elected W.M. a number of times and always found discharging his duty faithfully. He will be missed be the writer as hes counsellor."
"Let us not weep for the loss of this good Brother, for he now is at rest, and awaits the rest of us when we shall be gathered together around the throne of God. So let us be ready when the summons comes to us."
Bro. Alex Outland says that he has some very precious memories of his Grandmother, who was the mother of the deceased. While only a small boy he remembers his grandmother's faithfulness to her church, which was at first Zion Springs, and was later changed to Crockett's Creek. He remembers how on one occasion the church faced a difficulty, and his Grandmother said: "I do not want my letter, this is not the time to quit. The stronger the enemy the harder I fight."It is interesting to get a little insight into the spirit of those who founded this grand church which the Lord has used in the organization of other bodies in this territory. It is the same spirit that characterized the members of the churches in the early dawn of Christmas."The stronger the enemy the harder I fight." Let the words of this old saint ring on down through the ages. Let them hearten the saints of today. Let them inspire us to do our duty and never quit when the battle is hot. Let these words be characteristics of us as Christians today.
By December 1926, the roofing was in preparation to be put on,and by March 1927, the roof was on. The Blue Springs Masonic Lodge from Fort Henry Community donated the flooring and the ceiling for the new building. In 1928, Brother Curtis Fox, Brother George W. Futrell, and Brother PlomaGriffin were elected as deacons.
In 1932, with Rev. J.W Nelson as the speaker, the Stewart Association met with the church. ln November Brother S.H. Wiggins, Bro. J.B. Hutchison, and Bro. R.L. Blane were elected as deacons.
In 1933 an arm was extended to a new church on the ridge called Oak Grove. (disbanded 1966)
In June 1935, a committee was appointed to paint the new building these were W.H. Galusha, A.D. Outland, and Luther Bryant. Just after two coats of paint was applied a day for dedication was set Rev. L.E. Outland and J.W. Nelson were the speakers.
By April 29, 1936, plans were begun for remodeling and building and building Sunday School Rooms on the side of the church,
In 1937, Brother John Wiley Outland was ordained to the ministry.
By June 30, 1938 , the remodeling was finished with total gifts given to the amount of $195.50, toward the cost. In September the Association met with them with Brother John W. Outland as the speaker and Rev. Kidell Thomas as the alternate.
The Association met with the church in 1941, and 1949. In 1950 the candidates for baptism were: MARSHALL CHERRY, BETTY (SUDDARTH) CHERRY, CLIFFORD BARROW, C.L. CHERRY, LEON BOREN, E.V. JACKSON,JR., LINDA GAY CHERRY, NELL CHERRY, BENNIE CHERRY, YVONNE CHERRY, G.C. FOX, MAGGIE FOX, NINA MERLE FUQUA, GRACE GARLAND. The speaker was E.G. Sommers.
From 1950, when the church membership was 154, the influence of families moving to other areas began to show, for a steady decline continued to the day of disbanding.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (T.V.A.) began its plan to develop the area lying between the Tennessee River (Ky. Lake) and the Cumberland River,(Barkley Lake) as a recreational area for the South-eastern part of the United States.
With purchase of the property and the scattering of the membership church at Crockett's Creek and the ministry on Crockett's Creek came to a close. The following is a discription of the land purchase and the agreement made between the TVA and the Crockett's Creek Church.
Tract No. 9LB:LBL-5
A tract of land lying in the 8th. Civil District of Stewart County, State of Tennessee, on the right bank of Crockett's Creek,approximately two and one half miles east of Model, and more particularly discribed as follows:
Beginning at an angle iron in the center line of Crockett's Creek and in the prolongation of a fence line, a corner of the lands of G.W. Futrell and Marshall Cherry et al; thence with Marshall Cherry et al:s line and with the fence line S 83' E. 304 feet to a 3-in. cedar tree, a corner of the lands of Marshall Cherry et al and Wells Heath; thence leaving the fence linewith Wells Heath's line S. 28 w. 578 feet to a 3-inch maple tree, a corner of the lands of Wells Heath and James L. Bryant's line; thence with James L.Bryant's line N. 56' W., 50 feet to a point in a spring at the head of a branch; thence with the center line of the branch as it meanders downstream in a northeasterly direction approximately 540 feet to a point in the center line of Crockett's Creek, a corner of the lands of James L.Bryant and G.W. Futrell; thence with G.W. Futrell's line and with the center line of the creek as it meanders down stream in a northerly direction approximately 125 feet to a point of beginning, and containing 2.7 acres, more or less.
THE above described lands is subject to the following:
I. Such rights as may be vested in the county and / or third parties to a right of road.
2. Such rights as may be vested in third parties to rights , of way for electric power distribution lines. The direction of lines are referred to the Tennessee Coordinate system.
pac (12-6-65) Tract No. 9LW: LBL 5
RESOLUTIONS BY BAPTIST CHURCH ON CROCKETT'S CREEK
Authorizing sale and conveyance of its property
Whereas, the Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation created by an act of ongress, will require in connection with the Land between the Lakes project, the acquisition of title to a tract of land and the improvements located theron owned by the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek said tract being more particularly described in the Contract for purchase and sale attached hereto, and,
Whereas, the Tennessee Valley Authority, an agent for the United States of America, has offered to purchase, for the sum of EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY and NO/l00 ($8750.OO) said tract of land and the improvements theron, which tract is designated in the Tennessee Valley Authority survey as Tract 5LW-LBL-5, in which is described in said contract, to which reference is made for the complete terms of said offer and description of said property, and WHEREAS, it is the desire of the members of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek to accept the sum of EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY AND NO / 100 ($8750.00) as fair and reasonable value of said property;
NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the members of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek, now assembled in special meeting, notice 0f said meeting and the purpose thereof having been given by the members of said church more than 30 days in advance of said meeting, and the contract price of EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY AND NO /100 (8750.OO) offered by the Tennessee Valley Authority be accepted, and be it further resolved that the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek, who rae: Herbert Bryant, Leon Boren, and Marshall Cherry, be hereby authorized, empowered, and directed as said Trustees to execute the Contract for the sale of the tract of land and the improvements thereon to the United States of America; to execute a General Warranty Deed conveying the same for and on behalf of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek and the membership thereof to the United States of America; and to recieve as said Trustees for and on behalf of said church and the membership the proceeds of the sales, less the costs insident to the transfer of the title, and to do any and all other acts necessary in connection with the conveyance of the land and improvements referred to.
On motion duly made and seconded, the foregoing resolution was passed by a majority of the members of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek in a special meeting at the church property at Model, Tennessee and it was ordered that the Secretary of said church incorporate this resolution in the minutes of said church records and deliver the original of the same to the Tennessee Valley Authority.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our names on this the 14th day January, 1966.
HERBERT BRYANT, Trustee; LEON BOREN, Trustee; MARSHALL CHERRY, Trustee
I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was duly offered, and moved for adoption and was then passed by a majority of the members of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek, who were present a meeting called for the purpose of considering the contract for the purchase and sale of property described herein and held at the property of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek on the 9th day of January 1966, I futher certify that the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek may sell and convey title to its real property with consent of the majority of its membership and the above named persons are the duly elected trustees of said church.
BETTY CHERRY;Secretary, Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek
pae (I2-6-65) Tract no. 9LBL-5
CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE AND SALE 0F LAND Agreement, made this 14th day of January, 1966, between Herbert Bryant; Route 1; MODEL, TENNESSEE
Leon Boren; Route____; Model, Tennessee
Marshall Cherry; Route 1; Model, Tennessee
As Trustees of the Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek hereinafter called "TVA";
WITTNESSETH: In consideration of mutual covenant herein contained, the parties herein agree for themselves, their heirs, successors, and assigns, as follows;
1- The seller will sell, and TVA will purchase in name of the United States of America, the land described in Exhibit A, consisting of one page hereto attached and by this reference hereby incorporated in and made a part of this contract as fully as if here witten, and all improvements on said land.
2- The purchase price shall be the sum of Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 dollars ($8,750.00), payable in full upon the execution and delivery of deed by the seller as hereinafter provided.
3- This contract shall remain in force for a period of six months from the day it bears date, and unless seller can show satisfactorily title to said period, TVA may at its option treat the contract as cancelled or may extend the time limit thereof for any period reasonably necessary to permit the clearance and approval of title.
4- Seller, at such time within the limit of this contract as TVA may request, shall free said land from all liens and encumberances and convey fee simple title thereto, subject only to such reservation and limitations as may be expressly mentioned herein, to the United States of America. If there are any taxes constituting liens on said property which are not due and payable at the date of such conveyance, TVA will retain from the purchase money such sum as it deems sufficient to discharge said tax liens. TVA shall apply the sum so retained to the payment of said taxes, when the same become due and payable but seller shall remain liable for any deficiency or be entiled to a refund of any excess in the amount so retained.
5- Seller shall have the right to remain in possession of the described land until January 1, 1968, subject to the following limitations;
A- At any time after the execution of this contract, TVA shall have the right to enter upon said land and proceed with its construction operations, clearing, soil erosion control, vector control, reforestation, highway location, and other affiliated programs; and TVA shall not be liable for any damage caused to any property of seller through the exercise or these rights except damage to growing crops and existing fences, or for the loss of the right of possession of any building prior to the date fixed in this contract for their removal.
B- Seller, during this time that he remains in possession of said land shall husband the soil in accordance with good agricultural practices, shall not cultivate sodded land or land which has not been regularly cultivated up to the present time, and shall not cut any timber except that needed for usual domestic purpose in operation of the property herein described.
Violation of any of the foregoing limitations or restrictions by seller shall constitute a forfeiture of his rights to remain in possession of the land and premises herein described, and shall entitle TVA to enter upon and have immediate possession of said property.
6- Unless otherwise notified at the time of signing of this contract, seller shall have the right to remove all buildings, fences, and improvements from the described land, Always provided such removal is made and completed on or before the date above specified. Any improvements not removed from said land by seller within the time limits fixed in this contract shall thereupon become the property of TVA.
7- If TVA should consider it necessary to file condemnation proceedings in order to aquire title to the described land, the purchase price stated in paragraph 2 hereof shall be treated as the fair cash market value of said land and as full and just compensation to Seller for the taking thereof, and this contract shall constitute and be a stipulation to that effect which may be filed and treated as part of the record in such condemnation proceedings.
8- All deeds, releases, curative instruments, and other evidence of title necessary, in the opinion of TVA's attorneys, to be registered in order to clear title to the described land shall be Seller's expense; and Seller shall likewise be charged with the cost of any revenue stamps necessary in connection with the transfer of title. The deed to the United States of America, hereinabove provided for, shall be recorded at the expense of TVA. If this contract is executed by or for and in behalf of any person who is under legal disability, such execution shall be subject to approval and confirmation by a court of competent jurisdiction; and Seller signing for said disabled person shall upon request institute appropiate proceedings for the purpose of obtaining such court confirmation.
9- This contract shall not become finally binding upon TVA until same has been accepted in its behalf bt the Chief of Land Branch. Such acceptance shall be evidenced by the signature of said chief, or by a facsimile of his signature, affixed to this contract by him or by some person by him thereunto lawfully authorized.
No member of or delegate to congress, or resident commissioner, shall be admitted to any share or part of this contract or agreement, or any benefit that may arise therefrom; but this provision shall not apply if this contract is made with a corporation for its general benefit. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed or caused this instrument to be signed, sealed, and delivered on this day and year first above written.
Board of trustees of Baptist Church on Crockett's Creek
Herbert Bryant; Leon Boren; Marshall Cherry: Witnesses
TVA 9570-2 (LA-3-64)
LAND BETWEEN 'THE LAKES
The problem before the church after the property was purchased was what can be done with the money whereby the Lord's work would benefit for a long time to come. The Baptist Tennessee had established a program for such an event as this, whereby a church or an individual could serve their Lord, long after death, and until Jesus comes back to earth.
THE TENNESSEE BAPTIST FOUNDATION
Invested funds are under the direction of a "TRUSTEE" (Tennessee Baptist) and the said trustee abides by a trust agreement between the parties. Crockett's Creek Baptist Church made such an agreement. Crockett's Creek Baptist Church will be known as Crockett's Creek Baptist Memorial Trust.
Whereas , because of the formation of a Between the Lakes park, it was necessary for the members of Crockett's Creek Baptist Church,located in the Between the Lakes Park, Stewart County, Tennessee, to sell the church property and vote to disband said Church; and
Whereas, said church, by offical action recorded on its minutes, has also instructed the TRUSTEES of said church to transfer and deliver the proceeds from the sale of the church property to Tennessee Baptist Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee, in trust, for the purpose hereinafter set out;
Now, Therefore, pursuant to official action of the church, this Trust Agreement is made and entered into by and between the TRUSTEES of Crockett's Creek Baptist Church, Stewart County Tenessee, hereinafter called the "Church", and Tennessee Baptist Foundation, a corporation, Nashville, Tennessee, hereinafter called the "Trustees"
The Church has transferred and delivered to the Trustee the purchase price of $5,000 cash, to be held in trust and handled as follows:
1- Said trust is to be known as the "Crockett's Creek Baptist Church Memorial Trust.
2- This trust will be invested by the Tennessee Baptist Foundation until such time as funds are needed for the purpose set out below.
3- The Trust will be available for loans to Stewart County Baptist Association for worthy Baptist efforts in the association or to Baptist churches in Stewart County cooperating with the Stewart County association and with the Tennessee Baptist convention.
4- Procedures in making such loans:
(1) Churches interested in a loan will make a request for such loan to the Executive Board of Stewart County Baptist Association.
(2) The Board will elect a committee of three addition to the moderator and Missionary to investigate.
(3) This committee, composed of Moderator and Missionary and three elected by the Executive Board, will make a study of the loan application, determining the need of the church and the ability of the church to repay the loan and then will make their recommendation concerning the amount and length of the loan.
(4) The Executive Board of the association will have to approve said loan after discussion and voting the rocommendation of this commitee. It is to be understood that the above commitee is not to be a judge of the doctrinal soundness of the church applying for loan but merely gather information and facts to present to thc Executive board and to the Foundation.
(5) After the loan is approved in the above manner, then the Foundation will deal directly with the church in closing the loan.
A- The loan is to be endorsed by personal endorsement to one-half (1/2) of the loan.
B- The foundation will be understanding and considerate in its effort to assist the church in in the retirement of the obligation.
C- Monthly payments in an amount to be agreed upon by the church and the Foundation will be paid be the church and the interest is to be computed at 5% on the unpaid balance.
D- Loans are to be retired within 15 years or less if possible.
(6) The earnings from the above Trust shall be paid annually as follows:
A- 25% to the Executive Board of The Tennessee Baptist Convention for the Cooperative Program.
B- 25% To the Stewart County Baptist Association for the work in Stewart County and if Stewart County Baptist Association should disband or merge with another Association, this 25% is to be used for mission work in the Stewart County aera.
C- 5O% To Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes.
(7) Under certain conditions determined later this Trust Agreement can be revised by agreement or the foundation and a committee composed of representatives from Baptist Churches in Stewart County. The trustee shall make an annual report to the Stewart County Baptist Association of said trust and income paid for the above-mentioned causes.
Signed and witnessed by the parties this II day of Sept. 1966
CROCKETT'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH STEWART COUNTY, TENNESSEE; TRUSTEES: _______________________; TENNESSEE BAPTIST FOUNDATION INC.
BY: HENRY HUEY; Executive Secretary-Treasure
Witnesses: T.L.Bryant; Olie Williams; Lewis Allen; Witness A.R.Nelson,Jr.
The disbanding Service was held October 2, 1966, just following the annual Associational Meeting September 29, at Crockett's Creek when following a message, checks were given to representatives of New Haven Mission ($1,000.00 for new Sunday School rooms), Fairview Church ($600.00 for heating and air-conditioning), Carlisle Church ($500.00 toward the church indebtedness), Walnut Church ($500.00 toward their building program).
Funds were placed with the missionary A.R. Nelson, Jr. for the cost of printing and making available this history of the church
On October 2, 1966, the church disbanded. The speaker was Dr. Henry J. Huey, Executive Secretary of the Tennessee Baptist Foundation.
The summation of Crockett's Creek ministry can be measured by its giving and the number of converts. From the record on hand,the church members gave $15,254.46 and baptised 470 persons to its membership.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN PASTORS OF CROCKETT'S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH:
|Wm. M. BAYS 1818-20||W.C. HOOKS 1902-03|
|SAMUEL McGOWAN 1829||A.J. BYRD 1904|
|WM. M. BYARS 1821-1824||J.T.STEWART 1905-08|
|EPHRIAN GATLIN 1825-32||J.D.OUTLAND 1909|
|A. HODGE 1847||J.T. STEWART 1910-11|
|ROBERT R. ALLEN 1863-69||L.E. OUTLAND 1912-18|
|E.L.McCLAIN 1870-72||J.W.NELSON 1919-21|
|W.E. MoCAWLEY 1873||J.H. SHEF 1922|
|M.W.HENRY 1874||L.E. OUTLAND 1923-27|
|W.E. McCAWLEY 1875-76||L.E.BRANDON 1928|
|G.W. HERNDON 1877||L.E. OUTLAND 1929|
|SAMUEL W. GREGORY 1878-79||C.W.BILLINGTON 1930|
|JAMES ROSS 1880||ROY TATUM 1930|
|WM. SLLLS 1881||L.E. OUTLAND 1931-52|
|A.J. BYRD 1882||W.E. HICKS 1933|
|LOUIS TIDWELL 1883-84||D.W. PICKLESIMER 1933-38|
|N. ELKINS 1884||JOHN W. OUTLAND 1939-43|
|A.J.BYRD 1885||CARL NOEL 1934|
|LOUIS TIDWELL 1886-87||J.W. NELSON 1945|
|A.J. BYRD 1888||J.0.COLTHARPE 1947|
|H.S. MORGAN 1889||A.BRYANT PIERCE 1948-50|
|A.J.BYRD 1890-91||LUTHER COMPTON 1951-57|
|J.W. MORGAN 1892||KENNETH COLE 1958|
|J.T. STEWART 1893||JESSIE LADD 1959|
|A.J.BYRD 1891||ROBERT RANDOLPH 1960-64|
|J.D. OUTLAND 1895-97||BILL HALE 1965|
|J.T. STEWART 1898-99||MAX BAILY 1966|
|A.J. BYRD 1900|
The following is a list of messengers elected by the Crockett's Creek Church to attend the ANNUAL ASSOCIATlON over the years, from: 1816-1966
|WILLIS MEACHUM||B. BELISE|
|JACOB WAGGNER||A. WILKERSON|
|ARCHABALD LINDSY||R. SUMNER|
|W.M. BAYS||A.G. RUSHING|
|EPHRIAM GATLIN||E.C. SPICELAND|
|NATHANEL PARKER||B.P. HICKS|
|DAVID VINSON||W. HARRINGTON|
|ENOS OUTLAND||EDMOND VINSON|
|JOSE RUSK||JOSEPHUS VINSON|
|HENRY BELL||J.W.(BUD) WIGGINS|
|DANIEL G. SHAW||NATHAN C. ACREE|
|W. ORVILLE CHAMPION||J.M. HICKS|
|WM. R. HICKS||J.J. FUTRELL|
|WM. C. SHAW||J.HENRY ALLEN|
|C. Wm. RUSHING||W.E. McCAWLEY|
|E. PP. HICKS||J. PARKER|
|WM. FUTRELL||C.D. ANDERSON|
|A.J. SCOTT||BUD B. NUNN|
|J.W. ALLEN||WILEY PLENTIS OUTLAND|
|W.E. OUTLAND||SILAS IVERSON FUTRELL|
|W.C. CHAMPION||E.U. JACKSON|
|J. HUGHES||JOE OUTLAND|
|JOHN J. JONES||ELY L. ROSS|
|J.T. HERNDON||STONEWALL FUTRELL|
|E.O. OUTLAND||GEORGE FUTRELL|
|W.N. CHERRY||W.L. FUTRELL|
|W. H. FUTRELL||LUTHER BRYANT|
|J.L. BYRD||MELVIN CHADWICK|
|J.T. GRAHAM||MRS. E.L. ROSS|
|WALTER A. FUTRELL||RILEY SILLS|
|W.H. GALUSHA||KENNETH COLE|
|A.D. OUTLAND||MRS. FANNIE OUTLAND|
|R.F. CATHEY||MRS. IMOGENE ALLEN|
|W.E. HICKS||JESSIE LADD|
|R.L. BLANE||MRS.LEON BOREN|
|ASA OUTLAND||MRA. MOELA ROBERTSON|
|L.W. CHERRY||MRS. OLLIE WILLIAMS|
|M.M. MANNING||ROBERT RANDOLPH|
|ELMER SILLS||MARSHALL CHERRY|
The following are the clerks of CROCKETT'S CREEK from 1863-1966
|1863-64---EDMOND VINSON||1903---W.J. CRUTCHER|
|1865-66---JOSEPHUS VINSON||1904---J.W. FUTRELL|
|1867-70---G.W. JONES||1905-08---W.C. OUTLAND|
|I871-72---EDMONDSON VINSON||1909-12---Ira C. MOORE|
|1873-74---N. C. ACREE||1913-31---W.H. GALUSH|
|1875-76---J.M. HICKS||I939-44---ELMER SILLS|
|1877-81---S.H. VINSON||1945 BIRDIE J. FUTRELL|
|1882- ---J.H. PARKER||1946 B.B. NUNN|
|1883-89---N. C. ACREE||I947 BIRDIE J. FUTRELL|
|189O-94---E.C. SPICELAND||1948-49---MRS RUBY FUTRELL|
|1895-96--~JOHN J. JONES||1950 MRS. JASS HUTCHISON|
|1897- ---W.P. BYRD||1951-53---MRS BETTY CHERRY|
|1898-99---W.C. OUTLAND||1954-59---MRS. ELY ROSS|
|1900-- D.C. HICKS||1961------MRS. BETTY CHERRY|
|1901-02---W.N. CHERRY||1962------MRS. LEWIS ALLEN|
|1963-66---MRS. BETTY CHERRY|
THE FOLLOWING IS OBITUARY LIST TAKEN FROM THE ASSOCIATIONAL MINUTES 1837----1966
1866-MARY HOUSTON--SALLY HERNDON-- C.D.FUQUA--MARIE WATSON--GEORGIA ANN GRIFFIN
I868-THOMAS McCAWLEY--REBECCA PARKER--LOIZA JONES--NANCEY HERNDON
1869-L.B. BELISLE-DAWSEY GRIFFIN
1872- ELIZABETH VINSON--HARRIET McCAWLEY--REBECCA HUGHES
1873-ELIZABETH SPICELAND--ELIZABETH SKINNER
1874-EDMOND VINSON--SARAN CHAMPION
1875-SUSAN FUTRELL, ROMUNEY WOOD
1876-SARAH E. SILLS--JOSHUA SPICELAND--ELIZABETH W. HUMPHREYS-- S.E. SPICELAND
1877-REV. W.E.CAWLEY --ANALIZA (SURRATT) VINSON
1878-REBECCA LEE---MONROE HICKS
1879-JAMES HICKS--MALINDA JONES
1884-W. J. SPICELAND-JACK SURATT
1892- JENKINS FUTRELL, G. H. WIGGINS
1893-SARAH WIGGINS---CATHERINE BYRD
1895-REV. L. SPICELAND
1897-G. W. WIGGINS--NANCEY FUTRELL--SARAH OUTLAND
1898-ELIZABETH WIGGINS --MARTHA WILLIAMS
1899-SARAH FUTRELL MARY JACKSON
1900-W.N. NUUN--HENRY ALLEN
1902-C. G. WIGGINS
1906-W. 0. CHAMPION
1907-SALLIE FUTRELL-MRS.ALEX D.(NANCY)OUTLAND
1908-WILLIE C.CHAMPION--PHEBEE CREST (BENNET)
1909- MATILDA ALLEN
1910-FRIXEY OUTLAND(WALKER)- TINA REED
1913-MARY A. VINSON
1915-ROBBA BLANE (WIGGINS )--LINDA SILLS
1916- ZELPHA OUTLAND(PERRY)
1918-MARY HARDIN--EFFIE GALUSHA
1924-ELM BURNS--MYRTE GALUSHA
1925-A.D.OUTLAND-W.ED. OUTLAND-SAM OUTLAND
1927- MRS. ELLINE STALLS--BONNIE (GALUSHA) DOWNS-EUGENE CHERRY- DOUG BOREN
1928-WM. HENRY FUTRELL- FRANCES OUTLAND- AMONIA McCOY
1929-MRS. LILLIE SHAW--MRS. LITTlE REED- EDDIE M0SIER
193O-MRS. HATTIE (NUNN) KNIGHT
1932-LUTNER W. CHERRY---MRS. HELEN CATHEY--MRS.LAURA BOREN--J.T.GRAHAM----LORA BARREN
1936-MRS. GEORGIA ANN GRIFFIN
1937-W. ROSS OUTLAND--OSSCO OUTLAND
1939-W.N. CHERRY--MRS. ANNIE FLORIA
1940-EDITH (FUTRELL) BOREN
1941-MIILBURN NUNN--MRS. LIZA FOX--MRS. ALLIE R0SS-- MRS. REBECCA RUTH CHADWICK--J. D. REED
1944-DASY SMYTHE--GOFFERY DALE OUTLAND
1950-LONNIE CATHEY--JOHNNIE SHAW
1951-NUMA WIGGINS (CHERRY)--DASHA SHAW
1952-MRS. OPHIE WESTERMAN--MRS.L.W. CHERRY
1953-W.H. GALUSHA--WM. JACK CHERRY--LOUIS WESTERMAN
1956-SISTER DONIE CHADWICK--BETTY FUTRELL--MARK CHADWICK
1957-MRS SALLY (HUTCHISON) BLANE--MRS. MERTIE NUNN--MRS. OCOE (BIRDIE) OUTLAND
1958-BILBERY LOU FUTRELL
1961- BERTHA JACKSON
1964-J0E HUTCHISON-- MRS. MATT HUTCHISON--MRS. JOE DAWSON
1965-MR. JOE OUTLAND--DR. HARLAN SPICELAND--MRS. VELMA FUTRELL
CROCKETT CREEK'S LAST HOMECOMING: 1966
Crockett's Creek last homecoming was on Sunday, August 7, 1966. The attendance was about 200, Rev. A.R. Nelson,Jr. led the singing of the morning, and the pastor, Rev. Max Bailey Spoke to the church, following the worship service a superb meal was laid. The afternoon was spent singing and hearing the special singing by the Southern Quartet.
A list of some of those attending were:
MR & MRS LUTHER DOWNS; MR & MRS EARL OUTLAND; ACIE OUTLAND; MRS. GLENDA HOLLIMAN; LARRY HOLLLMAN; MRS. J.0. WIMBERLY; MR & MRS. GROVER H. CRUTCHER; WANDE LEE CRUTCHER; LARRY GENE CRUTCHER; JOE HOWELL CRUTCHER; PAT FUTRELL; ROBERT ROUG; JANIE FOX; JERRY FOX; EVELYN CHERRY; ANNIE MYERS; MURAL SCALF; EUGENE BROWN; NANCY BROWN; MR & MRS. CLAYTON E. SHOLAR; MR & MRS. LLOYD E. BOREN; MR & MRS. W.D. ASKEW; BETTY ASKEW; PAUL ASKEW; EMMITT V. JACKSON; MR & MRS. ERNEST V. LEE; MRS EULALIA McELYEA; MRS. NADINE BARROW; CLIFFORD BARROW; MRS. LEON BORENS; MR & MRS LEWIS; HUBERT M. BRYANT; LUCILLE BAILEY; LARRY BAILEY; REV. JOHN WILEY OUTLAND; REV. WM. EARL LYLES; MR & MRS. TROY BOREN; MRS E. BORDNER; MR & MRS C.B. NUNN; MR & MRS. BILLY FRANK FUTRELL; MRS MAGGIE FUTRELL; MR & MRS. FRANK CURTIS; MR & MRS. JESSIE MAY; MRS. THOMAS JONES; JOHN ELLY; HELEN HARPER; JEFFREY HARPER; LESIA HARPER; CHARLES HARPER; MRS. MABLE FUQUA; MR. & MRS. PRINCIE FOX; CATHY FOX; JAMES FUTRELL; AMANDA PERRY; THE SOUTHERN QUARTET; KIETH MOORE; PAUL WILKERSON; LOWELL WALKER; HAROLD PLAYER; GARRY BAUERMIESTER; MR & MRS. E. L. BAILEY; TIMOTHY SILLS; PAUL SILLS; BRUCE SILLS; ROY KNIGHT; MABLE (FUTRELL) NUNN; JOE M. NUNN; WILLIAM F. FUTRELL; WM HENRY CRUTCHER; HELEN CRUTCHER; MR &. MRS. W.P. OUTLAND; HENRY C. CRUTCHER; J.O. WIMBERLY; ANNE LUFFMAN; VICKIE LUFFMAN; MR & MRS JIM OUTLAND; MR & MRS REX WILLIAMS; MR & MRS E.P. FUTRELL; FAYE FUTRELL; DARLENE WILLIAMS; MR & MRS. RUBY BAILEY; JAMES CATHEY; AUDRY CATHEY; EDNA CATHY; MRS. BERTHA CATHEY; MERLE HUTCHISON; HALLENE MORRISON; CINDY CHERRY; FREDA (CHERRY) WILLIAMS; LIZZIE HERNDON; LEIGH ANN HERNDON; RUTH ARMSTRONG; MR & MRS ROY KNIGHT; W.(BUD) L. FUTRELL; JOSEPHINE FUTRELL; BILLY NUNN; C.B. NUNN; HAROLD E. NUNN; C.B. NUNN, JR.;JIM OUTLAND; D.D. COOK; MILBORN BARREN; FRANK CURTIS; JAMES KING; JAMES R. FUTRELL; TROY BOREN; C.L. CHERRY; WILLIE ROBERTSON; FRANK FUTRELL; J.R. REID; KIETH ROBERTSON; LESLIE ROBXRTSON; JERRY CHERRY; LARRY ALLEN; MALLIE PERRY; TOM PERRY; VICKIE PERRY; JAUNITA PERRY; KELLY PERRY; GERTIE DOWNS; GORDON H. SILLS; LARRY FOX; JERRY FOX; WILLIAM. C. FOX; C.L. FOX; W.P. OUTLAND; BARNEY FUTRELL; H.C. CRUTCHER; CHARLEY FUTRELL; W.H. CRUTCHER; JACK PARY; C. HARPER; REX WILLIAMS; LEON BOREN; CLIFFORD BARROW; CAROLYN ARMSTRONG; BILL BASS; JULINE WESTERMAN; JAMES ARMSTRONG; RHEDA CHADWICK; MARIE CHADWICK; REBECCA CHADWICK; ANTHONY CHADWICK; WENDELL CHADWICK; MELVIN CHADWICK; BERTHA LOVINS; RICHARD LOVINS; RONNIE LOVINS; DONNIE LOVIN; JACK LOVINS; BILLY JOE LOVINS; SYLVIA LOVINS; MR & MRS JORDON OUTLAND; MRS PRENTICE OUTLAND; MR & MRS. DALLAS COOK; MRS ALICE OUTLAND; FRANK FUTRELL; MR & MRS NORMAN LYONS; MR & MRS MARSHALL CHERRY; SANDRA CHERRY; JUNE PERRY; FLORENCE WILLIAMS; BETTY FOX; CHARLES WILLIAMS; MIKE WILLIAMS; MRS. J.R. REID; FAYE CHERRY; MRS. C.L. CHERRY; MRS. GENE FOX; KATHERYNE FOX; JANIE FOX; VIRGINIA FOX; MR & MRS. EUGENE WESTERMAN; PAT SHERRY; S. TERRY; JOHN CRUTCHER; OPAL CRUTCHER; STARLET CRUTCHER; ANGELA CRUTCHER; LARRY HAMMONDS; CARTER COOK; MARGARET COOK; BETTY COOK; MR & MRS. HOMER OUTLAND; ELMER SILLS; CAROL OUTLAND; DIANNE ALLEN; JOYCE OUTLAND; LARRY BAILEY; ANN ALLEN; MAGGIE DAWSON; QUANITA DAWSON; MAX E. BAILEY AND WIFE; RILEY BAILEY; MOELA ROBERTSON.
***note***In the original booklet there were misspellings, and I have changed the misspelled names that I caught, but a few might have slipped through. -Chuck Allen, transcriber.
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