Shuqualak Baptist Church

Noxubee County, MS.

Baptist Church records, Shuqualak.

Submitted and Transcribed by E. Annette Hudson Rose

This is a transcript of a carbon copy of a list made from a photo-static copy of subscribers to the Building Committee of the Baptist First Church of Shuqualak. I received my copy from Mrs. Hensliegh of Shuqualak after an inquiry to the Baptist Church was referred to her by Charlie Barrett, a Deacon of the Church. March, 1996.

It read as follows:

We the undersigned promise to the Building Committee the 
amount annexed to our names on the first day of January 
1858, for the purpose of building a Baptist First Church 
of Shuqualak.  In witness whereof we herein to set our 
names with the amount annexed.
                            
                  Shuqualak  Oct. 24th 1856
Thomas Haynes........$ 50.00 E.R. Garther............$ 2.50 2.50 T.W.C. Wingate........ 200.00 Wm Lagrone ............. 5.00 S.C. McNees........... 200.00 Jas Beasley ............ 3.00 Gray Flora............ 25.00 J. Wesley McMullan...... 5.50 Wm McDaniel........... Wm Lagrone.............. 5.00 Dr. G. Buck........... 25.00 Michael Rheinhart....... 5.00 Stant Fields.......... 15.00 G.W. Overly............. 5.00 David Lagrone......... 40.00 B. Neal & Son........... 10.00 John H. Greer......... 100.00 J.S. Nuncrief........... 2.50 Mary Ann Greer........ 100.00 T.S. Tyson.............. 5.00 Jas S. Slaughter...... 25.00 A. Greer................ 5.00 S.A. Jackson.......... 100.00 Thos Hopkins............ 5.00 Wm Beasley............ Wm Jenkins.............. 25.00 H.O. Beasley.......... 10.00 Nancy Beasley........... 50.00 H.A. Hudson........... 8.00 C.M. Thomas............. 10.00 I.S. Towns............ 5.00 W.A. McClure............ 20.00 H.L. Hathorn.......... 3.00 John Anderson........... 5.00 N.C. Lagrone.......... 2.00 J.T. Harris............. 25.00 Wm H. Combs........... 2.50 C.W.--------............ 25.00 Saml Jackson.......... 3.00 H.L. Jernigan........... 10.00 Luther J. Belk........ 2.50 C.W. Allen.............. 5.00 Pete Jackson.......... 2.50 Jas. B. McLelland....... 10.00 Jno W. Coleman........ 10.00 Martha Buck............. 10.00 C.N. Smith............ 5.00 J.E. Hardy.............. 3.00 Danl A. Epps............ 5.50 Jas H. Thompson......... 5.00 C.W. Calhoun............ 3.00 Geo. W. Campbell........ 25.00 Wm Hollingsworth........ 5.00 J.A. Campbell........... 5.00 John Bledsoe............ 2.50 D.F. Constantine...$200 10.00 Robt Ballard............ 10.00 Tho P. Barton........... 10.00 Jno Lyles............... 5.00 W.H. Collins............ 2.00 W. Nash................. 5.00 Joseph Thompson......... 2.00 There was a notation that the list "is incomplete and incorrect".
The Post Office for Shuqualak was established Feb. 25,1855. When the railroad "came along" the town was "born" and nearby communities "dried up", as their former residents moved on into the immediate area of Shuqualak. Samuel C. McNees donated a large portion of the land which "made up" the downtown area. S.C. McNees was related to the Greer, Haynes, Hudson and Beasley families listed above.
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