Church Records of the Year 1801
MINUTES OF BIG SPRING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
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Church Records for the Year 1800 - 1801
 

December 2nd Saturday 1800. ______Received John Goin in to fellowship. Received Obediah Jennings by experience. Agreed to continue meeting at Rob Camp 1st Saturday in January 1801 and appointed James Kinney, Elijah Chissum, William________, ________Harper and Isaac Lane to attend. Agreed to send James Kinney to Powder Gap Creek at their request.

Feby the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st…..to continue meeting at Rob Camp.
2nd____

2nd Saturday_____Cloud by experience_______Richard________attend_______

______Saturday 1801. Church met for worship and proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members.
2nd Report made by the members from Robcamp that they received Marjorie Connor, Millie Armstrong into Fellowship.
3rd Appointed James Kinney, Isaac Lane and Thomas Jeffries to attend at Rob Camp first Saturday in April.
4th Peter Neal and William Stroud appointed to attend at Powells Valley Church on Gap Creek.

April the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st. Opened a door for the reception of new members and received Judah Dodson by Experience.
2nd Appointed Bro James Kinney, Thomas Jeffries, William Stroud, Joseph Clark and Elijah Chissum to attend at Rob Camp meeting house on the first Saturday in May.

May the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of new members.
2nd The brethren that attended at Rob Camp made_______that they had received Richard Hanes and advised____Members to meet together to worship God and____over each other according to the gospel________if any should want to join to the Church______advise that they send to the body for________

June the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceed_________
1st Considered Bro. Obediah Martin's___________the ministry of the gospel______glory of God that he be_______ordinances but exercise______public prayer.
2nd ______Zachariah McCul_____
_____appoint Isaac Lane, Jesse Dodson and Joseph____to write with the church to which he formerly belonged their distresses.
4th Appoint Isaac Lauk and Joseph______to write to the association.

July the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Letters read and approbated.
2ne Appointed a Church Meeting at Rob Camp meetinghouse and appoint Joseph Clark and Peter Neal to attend.
3rd Appointed Joseph Cogdal to the association.

August the 1st Saturday 1801. Church met at Rob Camp and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Appointed James Kinney, Jesse Dodson and Peter Neal to settle a distress with Bro. Obediah Martin which was attended by Brother Martin's recantation.
2nd Dismist Richard Hanes, John Grimes, Milly Armstrong and Margery Conner.

August the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members. Received Jesse Dodson by letter.
2nd Elijah Chissum intended to travel desires letter of recommendation. Is granted a letter of dismission for himself and his wife when called for.
3rd Agreed to petition for a division of the association.

September the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received James Forrest and Mary his wife by letter.
2nd Received Stacy Edwards by experience.

______Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members.
2nd Appointed our meeting in November for sacrament and the day before for fasting and prayer.
3rd. Brother William Stroud having a mind to travel requests a letter of recommendation is granted.
4th Motion for choosing a pastor is defered.

November the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Chose Jesse Dodson pastor.
2nd Agreed to call Isaac Barton and William Jones to install our pastor.

December the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Agreed to send Brethren Jesse Dodson, Isaac Land and Joseph Cogdal to the church on Buffaloo to inquire into their stand with John Conley.

End of Year 1800 - 1801

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