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Names Extracted from the Minutes of the First Baptist Church in Sevierville

Originally named "Forks of the Little Pigeon Baptist Church." Established 1789.

Transcribed from the originals by Joe Sharp. Sharp's transcript was copied and compared to the original by Harold Ownby in 1985.

This list typed from Harold's copy. This is just an attempt to get the names made available and not to copy the entire minutes. Hopefully, this will help people who are trying to locate their families in this place and time.

A debt of gratitude is owed to Harold for all the work necessary to provide this copy. Edna Clack 1999

The Church was destroyed during the war and reorganized in 1876.


Names of members as of Sept 5, 1807, in the order they appeared. I don't know the significance of the order nor why husband and wives aren't listed together. [Note: The identity of "I" in this introduction was not recorded.]

Spencer Clack
Richard Varnall
William Henderson
Richard Fansher
Mary Clack
Saffire Moon
Catty Henderson
Richard Varnall Jr
Moses Oldham
Richard Wood
Sarah Rogers
Mary McMahan
Elizabeth Blair
John Moon
Meady White
Catty Redman
Liddy Varnall
Sarah Spencer
Mary Hill
Mary Fansher
Jamy Nelson
Mary White
Sarah Frashur
Jonathan Hill
David Nelson
Mary Bohannon
Black Joe
John Taylor
Taylor (wife)
Zelpy Clark
James Clark
Presilla Baker
Susannah Spencer
Joseph Laman
Laman (wife)
George Long
Wm Spencer
Hanner Hoof
Levy Spencer
Lijah Chambers
Lijah Rogers     dis
Catty Rogers     dis
Hnery B Baker
Polly Moon (?)
Liddy Tillman
Mary Robison
Nels Robison
Jean Robison
Betsy Kerkocy
Jean Tipton
Rhoda Tipton
Wm Shields
Peggy Shields
Winny Person
Black Abram     Ex
Alleck Bohannon
Elizabeth Andas
Mary Langly
Jean Oldham
Sarah Fryer
Vabra Shields
Wm Varnall
Sissy Maples
Wm Price     dis     rec
Liddy ?
Ruth Maples
Isaac Veach
Matthew Shields     dismist
Sarah Isbel
Rawleigh Clack     exc
Mary Clack
Susana Moon
Nancy Shields
Moses Johnson
and wife Ellinder
Wm ?
James Sewell     dismist
Nathaniel Moon
James Smith
and wife     dismist
Neomy Johnson     dismist
Wm Copeland
Elizabeth Copeland
Ellander Coplin
John Ballard
Betsy Byrd     dismist
Betsy Ballard
Susanna Williams     dismist
Wm Underwood     dismist
Jesse Morris     ex
Sarah Morris

1809

Liddy Turner     dismist
Appears to be membership associated with the following Churches:

  • Little East Fork     no 60
  • Forks of Pigeon     75
  • Providence     42

1810

Nancy Wilkerson     dismist
Winny Adams
Nancy Trotter     dismist
Reckey Fansher
Robison family     to have letters of dismission


Names from Individual Meetings

December 1807

Rhoda Shields     to have letter of Dismission


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1808

Richard Wood
Spencer Clack
Jeremiah Fields and wife Polly     received by letter
Polly Lewis
Lijah Rogers
Levy Spencer
Wm Varnall

Query: Could members of the church sell their produce at market prices?      Affirmative.

Feb 1808

Richard Wood
Spencer Clack
Polly Lewis
Sister Spencer
Lijah Rogers, Jacob Laman
Isaac Veach
Levy Spencer
Richard Varnall Jr
Br. Fields and wife     to have letters of Dismission

March 1808

Richard Wood
Spencer Clack
Allexander Bohannon
Polly Lewiston [Note by original transcriber: "previously spelled Lewis"]
Polly Hoof
Richard Varnall
Hannah Hoof     to have letter of Dismission

April 1808

Bro. Wood
Spencer Clack
Isaac Renfro
Jacob Derrick
Richard Varnall

May and June 1808

Br. Wood
Spencer Clack

July 1808

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
William Shields
Isaac Veach
John Moon

August 1808

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Wm Shields
Lijah Rogers
Isaac Veach
"appointed delegates to the association"

September 1808, first Friday

Sister Baker asks for letter of dismission
Br Shields

September 30, 1808

Richard Wood, Mod
Richard Shields, Clerk
Wm. Shields
Br Clack
James Oolham (sic)
Stephen Oldham
James Clark
James Sewel
Isaac Veach
Jesse Shields     letter of Dismission
Jannet Tipton     letter of Dismission

October 1808

James Sewel joined by letter

Nov 1808

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Wm Shields
Elijah Maples
Sissy Maples
Br. Maples
James Clark and wife
Wm Underwood to have letter of Dismission

Dec 1808

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Br. Clark and wife


Names from Individual Meetings

Jan 1809

Bro Clark and wife

Feb 1809

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Br Clark and wife
Johanathan Hill
Isaac Veach
Jacob Laman
Nancy Johnson

March 1809

Jonathan Hill

April 1809

Jesse Morris and wife
Lijah Rogers
Wm Varnall
Spencer Clack
Anny Shelton joined by letter

May 1809

Wm Shields and wife
Nancy Johnson
Richard Wood
Thomas Hill
James Oldham
Stephen Oldham
George Oldham
James Sewell
Lijah Rogers
Spencer Clack
Br Morris
Richard Varnall
Wm Varnall
Moses Oldham
James Smith

June 1809

Wm Shields and wife
Neomy Johnson
Jesse Morris

July 1809

Wm Spencer
Fanny Hoof
Polly Lewiston
Wm Copland
Elizabeth Copland
Ellender Copland

part of June 1809

James Smith
Wm Spencer
Fanny Hoof
Lijah Rogers
James Smith
Spencer Clack
Richard Wood

August 1809

Fanny Hoof
John Ballar
Betsy Burns
Wm Spencer
Spencer Clack
To employ workmen to repair the 'meating house'

September 1809

Fanny Hoof
Betsy Ballard
Susannah Williams
Richard Wood
Spencer Clack

October 1809

Br Hill Mod
Spencer Clack clerk
Sister Shelton
Rawlegh Clack
Wm Spencer
Lijah Rogers

November 1809

Rawleigh Clack
Elijah Chambers

December 1809

Richard Wood Modr
Spencer Clack Clerk


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1810

Bro Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Wm Spencer
Sister Spencer
Sister Fanny

March 1810

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Lijah Rogers
Nancy Wilkerson received by experience

Boyd's Creek Church asked that Lijah Rogers supply them as pasture [sic].

April 1810

James Sewel

Little East Fork Church referred to

May 1810

Bro Wood Moderator
Spencer Clack Clerk
Mary Tommas
J. Laman
Elijah Rogers
James Smith
D. Dugan
E Leath
J Sewel
Levy Spencer
Wm Varnall
Union meeting at Dumplin Creek June 1810.

June 1810

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Isaac Veach

July 1810

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Sister Morris
Wm Varnall
Sister Shelton
Mary Clack

August 1810

Br Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Sister Morris
Richard Varnall
Nancy Shelton
Spencer Clack
Mary Clack
Nathaniel Wood     dismist by letter

September 1810

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Sister Morris
Sarah Isbel     letter of Dismission
"Association meeting"

October 1810

Richard Wood Mod
Thomas Hill Clerk (for Friday meeting)
Nancy Horn     received by letter
Rebeccah Fansher     received by experience
Susana Williams     letter of Dismission
Spencer Clack Clerk for Saturday meeting
Divinity (?) Kile (?)     letter of Dismission
Sister Jorce (?)     letter of Recommendation
Elizabeth Tommas     recieved by letter

November 1810

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Sister Kite (?) (Rite?)     letter of Recommendation

December 1810

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1811

Richard Wood
Spencer Clack

February 1811

Richard Wood
Spencer Clack
Alleck Bohannon and wife     (letter of 'Creadenc')

March 1811

no names

April 1811

no business
Richard Wood Mod

May 1811

Meomy Johnson     Letter of Dismission
Richard Wood
Lijah Rogers
George Long
Meady White
John Moon
Richard Varnall
Wm Shield
Spencer Clack
Union Meeting at Ware's Cove

June 1811

Richard Wood
Refers to arm of their church on Little East Fork wanting James Sewel Ordained.

July 1811

Br Sewel     matter laid over
Richard Wood

August 1811

Br Sewel asked that the matter of his ordination be laid over

September 1811

Br Sewel     ordination laid over again
Sarah Spencer letter of dismission
Richard Wood
Elijah Rogers
Spencer Clack

October 1811

Bro Sewel's ordination still debated
George Long wants to preach
Elijah Rogers and wife     letters of dismission

November 1811

Br Long Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Br Long request laid over
Hannah Hoof

December 1811

Br Longs ordination laid over
Church in Miller's Cove requests help
Jacob Laman
James Smith
George Long
Spencer Clack


Names from Individual Meetings

February 1812

Bro Long's ordination denied
"Our Black Brother Joe"     letter of dismission

January 1812

Br Long's ordiantion taken up again
Moses Long and wife Elizabeth     received by letter

March 1812

Betsy Bird     letter of dismission
William Shield and son     letters of dismission
Effe Burk     received by letter

April 1812

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack C C
James Sewel and wife     dismist by letter
Jonas Moon and wife, Liddy     received by letters

May 1812

no business

June 1812

Richard Wood Moderator
Spencer Clack Clerk
Polly Taylor     received by Experience
Betsy Varnall     received by letter
Thomas Capshaw     received by letter

July 1812

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Pattsy Cannon     received by Experience
Pheby Fansher     received by Experience
Sister Hanner, a black woman     received by Experience

August 1812

Wm Maples
Church on Little East Fork of Piggeon
Dann Laman
Body at Muddy Creek
Br Leath
Abraham Slovers
Ebenezer Leath, Richard Wood
Wm Wood
John Moon
Wm Maples
James Smith
Daniel Laman
Richard Varnall
Spencer Clack
John Baughman     received by Experience
Wm Henderson     received by Experience
Fanny Gass     received by Experience
Betty Williams     received by Experience

September 1812

Richard Wood Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Br Wood from Muddy Creek Commty
James Smith and wife     letters of dismission
Jacob Laman and wife     letters of dismission
Becky Fansher     letter of dismission
Betty Williams     letter of dismission
Peggy Varnall
Betty Adams     received by Experience
John Varnall     received by Experience
Calib Odel     br Letter
Br Laman
Miller's Cove Church in Nob Creek
Richard Varnall Senor
Henry B Backer
Wm Varnall
Wm Henderson
Spencer Clack Juner     received by Experience
Mary Roberts     received by Experience
Betsy Baker     received by Experience
Polly Stinson     received by Experience
Elgamy Shamblen (?)     received by Experience

October 1812

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
John Clack
Repair Meating House
Wm Henderson
John Ballard
Richard Fansher

Probably Nov 1812

Richard Wood, Mod
S Clack, C.
Sabry Shield     dismist by letter
Sally Frasure     dismist by letter
Betty Williams
Br Capshaw
George Long
Stephen Oldham
Wm Maples
Polly Tipton     joined by Experience
Nelly Clark     joined by Experience

December 1812

Sister Williams
Brother Capshaw
Stephen Oldham
Joseph Wood
Spencer Clack Juner
Letter from Cumberland River Church


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1813

No Church meeting

February 1813

Meady White
John Baughman
Need roof on Meating House
Betty Williams
Christopher Nation (?)
Capshaw
Wm Varnall Juner     received by Experience
Dickey Varnall Juner     received by Experience

March 1813

Geo Long elected Deacon
Church in Wears Cove
Richard Wood
Stephen Oldham
Ebanezar Leath
Wm Henderson
Spencer Clack

April 1813

Wm Mithel
Petter Andas
Wm Henderson
Spencer Clack
George Long

May 1813

George Long
Richard Wood
Elijah Robers
Jonas Moon
Miller Cove, Blount County
Spencer Clack
Zeno Williams
Liddy Moon
Peggy Nelson     received by Experience
Polly Whitten     received by Experience
Spencer Clack

June 1813

no names

July 1813

Nancy Fansher

August 1813

Richard Wood, Mod
Jonas Moon
Lijah Rogers
William Henderson
Rawleigh Clack
Spencer Clack
George Long

September 1813

Association meeting
Richard Wood
Spencer Clack
Winny Person     letter of dismission
Liddy Turner     letter of dismission
black woman named Nanny

October 1813

Isaak Richard and wife Susana Richard     received by Experience
Isaac Scelman     received by Recontation
Polly Stinson     letter of dismission

November 1813

Brother Shamling

December 1813

Hennry Haggard
Cove Church
Richard Wood
Jonas Moon
William Henderson
George Long
Spencer Clack


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1814

No names

March 1814

Sister Burk
James Bishop

April 1814

Br Bishop

"The Church agree to meat Each other at the throne of gods grace Every Wednesday Evening at the departing of the Light of the Son."

May 1814

Br Bishop
Brother Scelman
Moses Oldham
Ina Bofman
Spencer Clack senor
Br Leath
Lewis Reno
Rawleigh Clack
Jonathan Carr

July 1814

Betsy Baker
Sister Shelton
Church in Wears Cove

June 1814

(This is the order they are entered)
Wm Wood, Mod
Sister Burk
Br Bishop
Samuel Stocton received by Experience

August 1814

Jonas Moon, Mod
Sister Shelton
Betsey Baker

September 1814

Association meeting
Richard Wood
Jonas Moon
Spencer Clack

October 1814

"the assosiation commeses Satterday"
Voted money to print "Minets of the next asosiation"

November 1814

Church in Wears Cove
Richard Wood
George Long
Jonas Moon
Spencer Clack
Nauls meating house
Isaac Scelman
Smauel Stocton
John Lindsey

December 1814

Sister Baker
Richard Varnall senor
Levy Spencer
Wears Cove Church
Ijam Guin
Richard Shield
Henry Haggard
Nauls Church


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1815

Betsy Baker

February 1815

Br Moon
Br Henderson
Br White

March 1815

Meady White
Peggy Varnall     letter of dismission
Polly Taylor     letter of dismission
Sister Robers     letter of dismission

April 1815

Jonas Moon Mod
Richard Varnall senor
Isaac Richard
John Morris
Sister Blair
Martain Atchly and wife     received by letter
Br Rawleigh

May 1815

Isaac Richard
Wm Varnall senor
William Varnall Juner
Sookey, wife of Isaac Richard
Sacrement Meating on Nob Creek June 1815

Assume this to be June 1815

Br Wood
Sam Stocton
Spencer Clack senor
Union meating on Indian Creek

July 1815

no names

August 1815

Sally McCarty
Fork Church
Polly McCarty     letter of dismission
Sister Whetton     letter of dismission
Richard Fansher, his wife and daughter Nancy Fansher     dismission

September 1815

Church in Wears Valley
Jonas Moon
George Long
Joel Haggard
Isaac Scelman
Brother Stocton
William Henderson
Spencer Clack junor
Spencer Clack senor

October 1815

Br Scelman
Joel Haggard

November 1815

Br Scelman

December 1815

Joel Haggard
Br Scelman
John Ballard
John Varnal


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1816

Joel Haggard
Isaac Scelman

February 1816

Rebuilding the grave yard at the forks of piggeon
"fraud committed on the grave yard by taking and carring away the plank scantling and nails of said lot and caring away stone, the under pinning of the meating and by inquiring they can find the person or persons that have mad this ......"

Capt. Wm Mitchel
Petter Andas
Robert Lossan
Wm Henderson
Spencer Clack juner     letter of dismission

March 1816

Boids Creek Church asks for help
Polly Taylor
James P.H. Porter
Alexander Preston
Isaac Veach     letter of dismission
"to have the grave yard parted in."

April 1816

Cove Church asks for help
Richard Wood
Spencer Clack

May 1816

Peggy Varnall

June 1816

"First the Church taken into consideration the Depredations committed on the grave yard and house and Lot in taking the underpinning away, cutting down timber and carring off the Lot and taking the plank scantling and Nails from the grave yard and detect these Rongs the church appoint Samuel Stocton, Spencer Clack, and also request Mr Isaac Love to as a Commission with the above named to make delegent inquiry..."

Isble Robison
Isaac Richards
Samuel Stocton
John Morris

July 1816

Isaac Richard
Committee looking into fraud committed on grave yard reported that "Squr ?...? confest"

August 1816

Thos Capshaw     letter of dismission

September 1816

Sister Jordon
Samuel Stocton
Rawleigh Clack
Polly Mahan     letter of dismission
Richard Wood
George Long
Assosation meeting at Millers Cove
Spencer Clack
Williiam Varnall juner

October 1816

Sister Jordon
Medy White
Levy Spencer
Jonas Moon
George Long
John Morris
Martain Y. Atchley
Spencer Clack

"The members as taken the 5 of October 1816 is as follows:

Forks of Piggeon   87 Providence   46
Bethel   47     180"

November 1816

Levy Spencer

December 1817

??(probably 1816)
Richard Wood
William Henderson
Jonas Moon
Spencer Clack


Names from Individual Meetings

February 1817

Elijah Rogers, Moderator
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Wm Henderson

March 1818

(probably 1817)
Wm. Henderson

April

Wm. Varnal, Juner

June

Br. Coplin     letter of dismission for himself and two daughters
Br. Varnal
Richard Wood
Elijah Rogers
Daniel Laman
Jonas Moon
Anny Walker     received by Letter

July

Socksy Ballard     leaving church to join Methodist Church
Providence Church
Sarah Clack     received by Experience

August 1817

Hanner Snodgrass     received by experience
Fanny Hoof

September 1817

Jonas Moon, Moderator
Richard Wood
George Long
Spencer Clack
Fanny Hoof     excluded
Caleb Odle     letter of dismission
Moses Johnson and wife     letter of dismission
Church at Wears Cove
Jonas Moon
Henry Parrot
Wm Varnal, Juner

Numbers as taken in October 1817
Forks of Piggeon   90
Providence   45
Bethel   45

October 1817

Jonas Moon, Moderator
"The report of the Commissioners returned to the church of the grave yard being finished tho not quit agreable to contrack. A few sap plank and a few posts undersize which the said Clack is to make good if they fail in his life time and said Clack is also to account with the Church for twelve dollars which was sail of the lumber of the old grave yard."

November 1817

Jonas Moon, Moderator
White Oak Flat wanting a church meating
Henry Bohannon
George Oldham
James Braden

December 1817

Jonas Moon, Mod
White Oak Flat wants to be an arm of the fork church to six members, namely, Thomas Ogle and wife, Medelton Whaley, Wm Whaley and wife, Sarah Huskey, Metty Bohannon, Sarah Thurman, Marthy Ogle.


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1818

Jonas Moon, Moderator
Richard Varnall, Juner "free to exercise his gifts"

February 1818

Jonas Moon, Mod
John Ballard and wife     granted letters of dismission
Martain Y. Atchley and wife     letters of dismission
Polly Tipton     letter of dismission
Elizabeth Vinard     letter of dismission

March 1818

Richard Wood, Mod
Sister Snodgrass     letter of dismission
Joel Langly     received by experience
"The badness of the weather prevented the meating in April"

May 1818

Major James Porter presented a subscription to inlarge meating house and to fix good seats in said house.

Robert Losson
Wm. Mitchell
Colo A. Preston
Samuel Stockton
Rawleigh Clack
Jonas Moon
Anny Bordine     received by experience
Catty Bordine     received by experience
Nancy Langly     received by experience
Joseph Hoof     received by letter

June 1818

Jonas Moon
John Roberts
White Oak Flat

July 1818

Ebenezer Leath
Ben Odle
Duplin [Dumplin] Creek Church
William Wood
Flat Creek church
Eve Hatcher
Betsy Clabough

August 1818

Ebenezer Leath
Flat Creek
Dumplin Creek
Wm. Woods ordination agreed to
Molly, woman of George Porters     received by experience

September 1818

Br Wood, Moderator
George Oldham, Clerk
Richard Wood
George Long
Spencer Clack
Nancy Academy to have privaledge of using the meating house
Wm Henderson
Malinday, a black woman, received by experience

October 1818

Jonas Moon, Mod
S Clack, Clerk
Winny Adams, by Johnson Adams, requests letter of dismission

November 1818

Jonas Moon, Moderator
Elizabeth Cross presented a letter of dismission and was received into fellowship
Sister Jordon

December 1818

Br Wood, Mod
S.C., Clerk
no business


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1819

Richard Wood, Modr
Anny Walker     letter of dismsission
Richard Varnal, Juner     received by letter

February 1819

Richard Wood, Mod
S.C., clerk
Polly Taylor     letter of dismission
Betsy Clabough     letter of dismission
William Henderson
George Oldham
Nancy Academy agreement agreed to by church

Inserted in pencil at this point in the record book

Spencer Clack was clerke from the organization of the Church up to Septtember 1824. Isaac A. Miller was clirke from this date up to July 1827. Wm. ....? was clirke up to Nov 1827. Joseph Clarke was clirke frome this date up to Sept 1833. No record up to July 1837. From this date Curtis Mills was clirke parte of the time and R.S. Shields the other parte up to february 1841. Josiah Varner was clirk up to August 1841. Curtis Mills was clirke frome the seventh of May 1842 up to July 1845. John Mullendore was clirke frome this date up to January 12th 1861 and then Church disbanded. Met Aprile 29th 1876 for reorganization.

Statistics from 1809 to 1828     19 years

Bap....75...78...153
Let....43...18...61
Dis....109..92...201
Exc....24....9...33

Clacke has two hundred and thirty sixe minutes recorded in this book up to Septtember 1824.

Richard Wood had the pastorial care of the church frome its organizatioon up to April 1829. On account of his health failure E. Rodgers was colled to his assisteance at that time, acted as assistant untill November 1831 and that time El Rodgers was called to take the pastoral care of the church. Eli Roberts supposed to be his assistant untille 1841. E. Rogers died in May that year. Eli Roberts was modertor up to August 1842.

March 1819

Richard Wood, Moderator
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Sister Molly, a woman of collar
Br Joe, a man of collar
Sister Lindy, a woman of coular
Jonas Moon
John Moon
John Varnal and wife     letter of dismission
Wm Varnal and wife     letter of dismission
David Nelson and wife     letter of dismission
Polly Taylor     received by letter

April 1819

Brother Joe excluded
Sister Lindy excluded
Joel Langly
Sister Bodin
George Long
Sister Rose, a woman of couler     received by letter
Sister Clack     received by letter

June 1819

Richard Wood, Mod
Williams Clark
Joel Langley

July 1819

Jonas Moon, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Joel Langly

August 1819

Joel Langly suspended

September 1819

Joel Langly restored
Richard Wood
Spencer Clack
George Long
Sister Pheby Fansher     letter of dismission
Sister Nancy Shelton     letter of dismission
White Oak Flat
George Oldham
"The numbers September 1819 ... 89"

October 1819

Jonas Moon, Moderator
"A petition from Bethel an arm of this church of 52 members for admission to be constituted a church which is granted by the body." The members names are as follows:

Wm. Maples, Nancy Maples, George Oldham, Sarah Oldham, Lucy Oldham, Dannuel Laman, Sarah Laman, Freer Green, Mangred Green, James Oldham, Leah Oldham, James Breeden, Hanner Breeden, Thomas Williams, Betsy Williiams, John Jiles, Onner Jiles, James Rider, Charley Riders, Edmon James, Mary James, Andrin Connacher, Mary Connacher, John Brushman, George Hurst, Ruth Maples, Margaret Robert, Nancy Robert, Jean Dolins, James Oldham, Am Dugen, Peggy Dugen, Hetty Laman, Pegger Laman, Susana Laman, Lida Hook, Catty Fours, Nancy Stinit, Catty Williams, Susana Web, Wm Camel, Wm Breaden, Elle Braden, Mary Daves, Sarah Breaden, Catty Connacher, Mary Maple, James Karre, Eave Tommas, Susana Black, Sarah Langly, Lide Scelman.

Lida Scelman     letter of dismission
Sarah Frier     restored

November 1819

Richard Wood, Modr
Spencer Clack, Clerk
John Morris and wife     letter of dismission

December 1819

Richard Wood, Mod
Richard Varnal
Leda Varnal
Levy Spencer and wife
Jonas Moon
George Long
Moses Oldham     letter of dismission


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1820

Br Wood, Mod
S Clack, Clerk
Levy Spencer and wife

February 1820

R. Wood Modr
S Clack
Levy Spencer and wife     letter of dismission

March 1820

Br Wood Modr
S Clack, C.C.
Polly Miller     letter of dismission
George Long
Richard Wood
Lijah Rogers
Jonas Moon
John Roberts
Danniel Laman
George Oldham

April 1820

Jonas Moon, Mod
George Long

May 1820

Samuel Stocton
Patty Cannon
Jonas Moon
John Moon
Wm Varnal Juner
Spencer Clack
George Long
Paupaw Hollows [Paw Paw Hollow] Church

"Bro William Henderson agrees to fix one of the grave yard gates and Spencer Clack to fix the other. Brothers William Varnal and Sam Stocton to furnish each a pad lock."

June 1820

Wm Varnall
Richard Varnall
two Sisters Clark
Beaver Ridge church
Richland church
Rice Levy
Elijah Rogers
Richard Wood
Thomas Hill
John Roberts
Jonas Moon
Duke Kimbro (Cimbro)
William Maples
Daniel Laman
Henry Parrott
George Long
John Roberts
Isaac Newman
Joseph Coonse
Samuel Stocton
William Wood
Joseph T. Wood

July 1820

Friendship church in Jefferson Co

August 1820

two Sisters Clark
Dumply [Dumplin] Creek church
Joseph P. Wood
Wm Henderson
Rawleigh Clack
Jonas Moon
Wm Varnall
Samuel Stocton
Geog Long
Jonas Moon

September 1820

Richard, Mod
S Clack, Clerk
Richard Wood
George Long
Spencer Clack
Polly Lewiston

Last Saturday in September meeting:

Richard Wood Mod
George Oldham, Clerk
Effy Burk     excluded
Rawleigh Clack     Excluded

November 1820

no business


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1821

Bad weather prevented the Meating.

February 1821

Richard Wood, Mod
S Clack, Clerk
Br Joe, a man of coular

March 1821

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Anny Clark
Wm Varnall
Richard Varnall Juner

April 1821

Richard Wood, Modr
Spencer Clack
Anny Clark     excluded
Wm Varnall
Fanny Gist     letter of dismission
Ivel Langly
Jonas Moon
John Moon

May 1821

Joel Langly
Sally Langly
Jonas Moon

June 1821

Joel Langly
Sally Langly
Jonas Moon and wife

July 1821

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Boid Creek Church
Richard Varnal Senor
Wm Varnal
Wm Henderson
Jonas Moon
John Moon
Spencer Clack
George Long

August 1821

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Seny Alan     received by experience

September 1821

Richard Wood Mod
S. Clack, Clerk
Sarah Oaks     received by experience and recantation
Jonas Moon
Richard Varnal Senor
Wm Henderson
Nancy Clark     received by experience
Nancy Spencer     received by experience
Sarah Varnal     received by experience
Wm Henderson has leave to exercise his gift

No of members at the fork church is 53, and in the White Oak flat 14.

October 1821

Sarah Clark letter of dismission
Richard Varnal senor
Mary Varnal recantation received

November 1821

Richard Wood, Mod
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Br Richard senor
Wm Moon

Meeting to be held "in the neighood of the Ironworks."

December 1821

Nancy Ham letter of dismission "tho she has been long absent"


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1822

"Bad weather prevened the meating in January"

February 1822

no business

March 1822

Joel Langly
Jonas Moon
Wm Henderson

April 1822

Jonas Moon Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
Joel Langly     excluded
Catty Burdine     letter of dismission
Nancy Langly     letter of dismission

May 1822

no business

June 1822

Barbary Shields     joined by letter
Margret Robert     joined by letter
White Oak church
Richard Wood
Wm Henderson
William Varnal
Richard Varnal juner
Samuel Stocton
Jsoeph Hoof
Johnson Adams
Richard Dun

July 1822

Richard Mod
Spencer Clack Clerk
White Oak flat
Jonas Moon
Johnson Adams
Joseph Hoof

August 1822

White Oat flat

Johnson Adams "proposed a querry whether it was righ for a baptis to partake with the methodis in what cawl a love feast" Answer: no.

Appy White     received by experience
Mary Lambard     received by experience
Sarah Liveston     received by experience
Trustees of Nancy Academy want to resend their conract
Elijah Rogers
William Henderson

September 1822

Nancy Academy
Jonas Moon
William Henderson
Molly, a woman of coular     letter of dismission
Ann Matthews     received by letter
Brother Wood
Brother Parrot
Richard Varnal

"At this time 1822 the total number at the forks 53 members and at arm on White oak 14."

October 1822

Georg Loong Mod
S. Clack, Clerk
Ginny, a woman of coular, belonging to Hennry Butler     received by experience.

November 1822

Richard Wood Modr
S. Clack C.C.
Sarrah Brooksher     letter of dismission
Sarrah Varnall     letter of dismission

December 1822

Richard wood modr
S. Clack
no business


Names from Individual Meetings

January 1823

Wm Varnall
Sina Alan     letter of dismission
Johnson Adams nominated as a deacon
Georg Long     letter of dismission

February 1823

Richard Wood Mod
S. Clack Clerk
Brother Adams received as deacon
Thomas Hill
Elijah Rogers

March 1823

no business

April 1823

Thomas Hill
Elijah Rogers
Johnson Adams
Nancy Roberts     received by letter
Sarah Cags     to have letter of dismission
Daniel Laman

May 1823

J. Adams
Johnson Adams
Elijah Rogers
Daniel Laman
Winney Bodine     letter of dismission

June 1823

[original transcriber's note: "not in Clack's handwriting"]

Richard Wood Moderator
Nancy Lingly     conditional dismission
Jonas Moon and wife

July 1823

[original transcriber's note: "not in Clack's handwriting"]

Richard Wood Moderator
Spencer Clack Clerk
Sarba Shield
Jonas Moon
William Henderson

August 1823

Brother Henderson
Sabeau Shields
Sister Andas
Sarah Gags     joing by letter
Nelly Clark     letter of dismission
Richard Wood
William Henderson
Spencer Clack

September 1823

Richard Wood, Moderator
S. Clack, Clerk
Sarba Shield
Mary Smith     received by experience

"Our number at the forks 49. White Oak flats 15."

October 1823

Letters of dismission: Sophiah Moon, Sara McGags, Mary Langly, Jonas Moon and wife.
Lydia Moon, junior     received by experience and also to have a letter of dismission.
Jonas Moon, Modr.

November 1823

no business

December 1823

Brother Wood, Moderator
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Sister Smith     letter of dismission
Sister Leviston and Sally Leviston     letters of dismission
Nancy Clark     letter of dismission
George Long
Nancy Langly letter of dismission


Names from Individual Meetings

Jamuary 1824

"No meeting by the badness of the weather."

February 1824

"meeting also prevented by the bad weather."

March 1824

no business

April 1824

Wm Henderson
Johnson Adams
Jonas Moon (replaced as commissioner of the church)
Rawleigh Clack (replaced as commissioner of the church)

May 1824

Richard Wood, Moderator
Spencer Clack, Clerk
Polly Henderson     received by experience
John Moon and wife
William Henderson
Richard Dunn
Sippy Maples     letter of dismission
Miller Cove

June 1824

Richard Wood, Moderator
S. Clack, Clerk
William Henderson
Richard Dunn
John Moon and wife
Wm White     received by experience

July 1824

[Note from original transcriber: "Clack remained Clerk, but does not appear to have written the minutes since May, 1823."]

Richard Wood, Moderator
Isaac A. Miller, Clerk
Isaac A. Miller appointed Clerk.

November 1824

R. Wood, Moderator
Isaac A. Miller, Clerk
Wears Cove Church
Polly Taylor     requested letter of dismission
Br. Varnal
Rhoda Renfro     letter of dismission
Pisgah Church

December 1824

Elijah Rogers, Moderator
I.A. Miller, Clerk
Joel Longhe     restored and letter of dismission
John Moon
Isaac Moon
Elijah Rogers
Sevier Reno
Saml Stocton
William White
Spencer Clack

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