Minutes of the Spring Creek Baptist Church of Jackson and Overton Counties, Tennessee 1802-1868 (excluding the Civil War Years)

 

Research notes, Overton Co., Tennessee Library, April 26, 1999 by Georgenia Stewart. Searched the Stewart's, Howard's, Rainy's, Dodson's, and Matthew's.

 

1804, April 21, Saturday. Received Nimrod and Elizabeth Dodson by letter.

1818, March the first Saturday. The church met and after sermon proceeded to business. 1st chosen Brother John Rainy moderator. Page 31.

1818, April the first Saturday. The church met and after sermon proceeded to business.

Received Sister Sally Howard by letter.

1819, May, the first Saturday. The church met and after sermon proceeded to business. 1st excommunicated brother Joe Morgan for complaining that the church dealt too hard with him and his complaining against brother Rainy and James Hawkins and denying them fellowship. Page 33

1824, May the fourth Saturday. The church met and after sermon proceeded to business. Appointed Benjamin Stewart and other to go to Mill Creek on the third Saturday in June next to hear Jeremiah Roden make his recantation if made. Page 30

1824, July the fourth Sat. Apponted Brother Benjamin Stewart to go to the next association.Page 40

1824, November the fourth Saturday. Appointed brethern brother stuart and brother Marchbankks to go to sister Polly Ely and make the report to the next meeting. (The next minutes record that Sister Polly gave satisfaction for her not attending meeting and is dismiss'd by letter.

1825, February the fourth Sat. The church met and after sermon proceeded to business. Dismissed brother Benjamin Stewart by letter. Page 42

1825, the fourth Saturday in November. The church met and after sermon proceeded to business. 1st appointed brother Benjamin Stewart moderator. Page 43

1827, Sept the fourth Saturday. The church met and after sermon proceeded to business. 1st chose Jesse Stewart Moderator. Received Sister Polly Lea by experience. Page 45

1834, December the third Saturday, The church met and after sermon proceeded to business. Report of committee of which John Rainey was a member. Page 55

1837, the third Saturday and 15th day of July. The church met and after worship appointed brother Benjamin Stewart moderator. Page 61

1807, November the first Saturday. Mentions Brother Rainy from Cave Spring Church.

1837, December the third Saturday. Elder Benjamin Stewart from Roaring River. Page 62

1844, December the 3rd Saturday. The church met and after worship proceeded to business. Received Brother James Dotson by letter. Page 57

1845, February 3rd Saturday and 15 day. The Church met and after worship proceeded to business. Brother Elder Benjamin K. Stewart attended at the request of the church. Page 57

1845, April the third Saturday. The church met and after worship proceeded to business. Brother James Dotson liberated to sing pray and exhort when he feels like doing so in the bounds of the Church. Page 79

1847, October third Saturday. The church met and after worship proceeded to business. Brother James Dodson dismissed by letter. Page 60