CANEY FORK ASSOCIATION OF OLD BAPTIST:
|Begun and held at Hopewell Meeting House, Van Buren County, Tenn., on the 4th Saturday in September 1852, and two days following.|
| Association opened by prayer.
Elder Nuckols preached the introductory
Sermon from the 37th verse of the 7th chapter of Mark, to-wit: "And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."
| Letter from sixteen Churches
were read the state and condition of which will be found on the next page.
Elder Isaac Denton, chosen Moderator, --Joseph Herd, chosen Clerk.
Opened a door for the reception of Churches.
| Corresponding letters called
for, received one from Barren River by the hands of their messengers, elders
A. Nuckols. Ishmael Higdon, and brethern James Rush and Lewis Velusat,
who were invited to seats with us; brother Durham write to them;
elders W.B. Gordon, I. Denton, D.M. Morgan, and brethren R. Vick, Joseph
Gist, visit them at Song's Creek meeting house, Barren County, Kentucky,
on the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in Aug, 1853. One from Barton's
Creek by their messenger, elder James T. Tompkins, who was invited to seats
with us; brother D.M. Morgan write to them; brethren Godwin, J.T.
Tompkins, Durham, Walson Cantrell, and elder Isaac Denton, visit them at
Barton's Creek meeting house,
Wilson County, Tennessee, on the first Saturday in October, 1852.
|UNION MEETINGS--One at Head of Collins' River meeting house, Warren
County, Tennessee, on the 1st Saturday in August, 1853
One at Roaring River meeting house, Overton County, Tenn., on the 2d
Saturday in May, 1853
Our next Association to be held with the Church at Bildad meeting house, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on the 4th Saturday in September, 1853.
Brethren Byers, W. Cantrell, B. Pack, Flemming and Dodson, with the
Moderator and Clerk, appointed a committee to arrange the business for
Adjourned till nine o'clock, Monday morning.
Sabbath Morning 10 o'clock.--The brethren appointed on Saturday, preached the word to a large and well composed congregation, we hope with good effect.
Monday Morning 9 o'clock, Sept. 27th, 1852.--Association opened by prayer by elder Nuckols. Roll of Member called--Report of committee called for, read and received and the committee discharged.
Corresponding letters called for, read and received.
Brethren James Herd, and J.A. Mathena, appointed a Committee of Finance, who report contributions for the resent year $10.25.
Ordered that 450 copies of our Minutes be printed--that the Clerk superintend the printing and distribution of the same. Dismissed in order.
Jos: Herd, Clerk.
|Head Collins' River||James Levan
|Caney Fork||Arsey Wamack
|Big Fork||Wm. Moore
|Rocky River||Wm. Pettitt
|Holms' Creek||B. Pack
|Mine Lick||Letter, but no
|Sinking Creek||Eld. I. Denton*
|Cane Creek||Sebord Stuart
|Cane Ridge||J.C. Webb
|Roaring River||Eld. W.B. Gordon*||.||1||1||.||.||2||56||1.00|
|Spring Creek||Eld. D.M. Morgan*
marked thus *
|Printed by Wm. Clayton, Sparta, Tenn.
450 copies for $8.00
|+The columns as depicted by numbers are explained here:|
|1 - Rec'd by Baptism||5 - Restored|
|2 - Rec'd by Letter||6 - Dead|
|3 - Dismiss'd by Letter||7 - No. of Members|
|4 - Excluded
|8 - Contributions|
|It is necessary to give credit where credit is due. Thank you, Hoyte Cook for the gathering in of the material depicted here and the photograph found on the photo page. Hopewell photograph|
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