Church Records for the Year 1802

MINUTES OF BIG SPRING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

 

Church Records for the Year 1802

 

January the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Agreed to call Brethren William Jones and Richard Newport to install Bro. Isaac Dodson pastor.
2nd Bro. Isaac Lane report from Bufaloo Church that the church feels herself grieved and think to continue dealings with the church.
3rd Appointed Bro. Lane to write to Bear Creek Church to meet us at Bufaloo at their meeting in February and Bro. Dodson to inform Gap Creek Church also.

February the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received George Stubblefield by Experience.
2nd Appointed Jesse Dodson, Isaac Lane, William Stroud, John Cunningham and Joseph Cogdal to attend at Bufaloo Church in order to settle a distress in that church.
3rd Appointed our March meeting for celebrating the Lord's Supper.
4th the Installation of the pastor defered.

March the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience John Evans, Martin Dodson, Nancy Miller, John Harper, James Hill, Peggy Cooper, Pheby Clark, William Clark, Tilda Slate, Leah Dodson, Mary Stubblefield, Dodson's Lukey, John Neal, Jesse Dodson, Joseph Neal, William Neal, Robert Southern, Nancy Hill, Sarah Lane, Kesiah Clark and by letter John Grimes and Richard Hanes.
2nd Jesse Dodson installed pastor.

April the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Chose John Cunningham Deacon.
2nd Opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience Elizabeth Lane, Mary Gibbons, Nancy Southern, Tibby Clark, Isum Clark, Thomas Gibbons, John Franklin, Elizabeth Dodson, Lucy Cogdal, Russel Morgan and by letter James Kinney.
3rd Rob Camp meeting is to continue the 1st Saturday in each month.

May the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door to the reception of members and received by experience John Hill, Nancy Edwards, Elizabeth Franklin, George Miller, Hannah Sweting, Lucy Martin, Leah Hill, Hesekiah Shelton, James Bartlet, Mercurius Cook, William Weaver and by letter Sarah Kinney and by letter Mary Williams and dismist George and Nancy Miller by letter.

June 1st Saturday 1802. Met at Rob Camp meeting house and received by experience Nathaniel Morgan, Sarah Trent, and Lavinia Poe.

June the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience Silas Clark, Sarah Henderson, Maryanne Henderson, Nancy Dodson, Susana Hill, Rachel Cook, Elizabeth Chissum, Elizabeth Campbell, James Peter and by letter Richard Bird, Elisabeth Bird, John Kidwell, Agnes Kidwell, Jean Kelly.
2nd Agreed to hold church meeting at Richard Bird's on War Creek on the 4th Sunday in June the church according to appointment and received by experience Moses Guess, Dorcas Guess, Susana Devault, William Bird, Jean MacDonald, William Hutchenson, Martha Hutchenson, Sarah Hale, Henderson Willis and by letter Aaron Long.

July the 1st Saturday 1802. Church met at Rob camp Meeting house and opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience Nancy Hurst, Jesse Hurst, William Morgan, Hosiah Collins, Nancy Trent, Jemima Stroud, William Trent, Nancy Hurst, Joseph ……and by letter Absolum Hurst, James Hurst, William Grimes, Gainford Grimes, Catrean Hurst, Dorothy Hurst, Delilah Hurst, Betsey Morgan, Nancy Poe, Isaac Southern, James Poe, Samuel Manon and Sarah Manon.

July the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience Stephen Shelton, Daniel Martin, Elias Harrison, Fanny Runnels, Hannarittar (?) Shelton, Elizabeth Sims, James Sims.
2nd Joseph Cogdal released from the clerkship and Mercurius Cook appointed to act in his place.
3rd Delegates to the association appointed Jesse Dodson, Joseph Cogdal and William Stroud appointed.
4th a letter to the association red and approbated.

July the 4th Saturday 1802. War Creek Church met and after worship proceeded to open a door for the reception of members and received by experience Jacob Hawk, William Martin, Henry Bailey, Jonathan Hale, Mary Byrd, Elisabeth Bailey, John Provance, Mary Byrd, [the name is listed twice] Susanah Guess, John Walker, and 2nd, Mary Bingham received by information of a former letter and that being displaced was transcribed the original was lost.
The church met on Sunday and opened a door to members and received Thomas Hammons, Randolph_____, David________,Lydda Byrd in the fellowship.

August the 1st Saturday 1802. Church met at Rob Camp and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience William Trent, Sarah Morgan, Sarah Ivins, Tobias Gasperson, Swan Pritchet Guinet, Nancy Morgan, John Morgan, John Collins, John Rash, Elizabeth Hammons, James Morgan.

August the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience Anderson Shelton, Martha Holt, Jean Shelton, Jefferson's Anthony, Elisabeth Burch.

August the 4th Saturday 1802. Church met at War Creek and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for new members and received by experience Joseph Cloud, Daniel Stevens, Joseph Epperson, Susannah Briant, John Briant, John Walker, Frederick Lee, William Brewer, Joab Wilder, Jean Epperson, Thomas Martin, Sarah Hipshire, Levi Boling, Ann Day, Ishum Mills, Hardy Mills, Love Provance, Sarah Mills, William Provance, Jean Byrd, Ann Hutchenson, Catherine Postle, Priscilla Mills, Sarah Briant, David Day, Levi Day, John Byrd, Marget Davis, Elisabeth Epperson (32) and by letter Joseph Epperson, Rebeckah Webster, Sarah Provance and by recantation John West in the whole 36.

September the 1st Saturday 1802. Church met at Rob Camp meeting house and after worship proceeded to open a door for the reception of members and received by experience Obediah Harrison, Nancy Trent, Gowan Morgan, Jean Stephens, Sarah Medlock

September the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door to the reception of members and received by experience Richard Harris, Sarah Shelton, Nicholis Gittenton, Levi Griffit, Sarah Cloud, Nancy Harris, Franky Shelton. (7)
2nd In consequence of a petition from Davis Creek for help in case of ordination Jesse Dodson appointed to attend there.
3rd Motion made for Constitution at War Creek is approbated.
4th On account of a request from association for members to attend at Bear Creek meeting to try to get information of their stand.__________and Jesse Dodson appointed.

Church of Christ on War Creek Constitution of September 1802.
1st Believing that there is one only wise and…..God the creator of all things.
2nd We believe in the Fall of Man in all its parts.
3rd We believe in Jesus Christ for the saving of our souls.
4th We believe that the benefits of redemption is offered us by the Holy Ghost.
5th We believe it to be the duty of Christians to be baptized by the immersion of their whole bodies once under water in the name of the father, the son and of the holy ghost as these three are one.
6th We believe in the Christian Sabbath to be a holy and heavenly institution.
7th We believe in the final deliverance of the saints in grace.
8th We believe it to be our duty to contribute of our….for the support of the church's…..and especially to support the ministry.
9th We believe it to be our duty to attend our meetings and especially our church meetings as constituted………
Nicholis Gissinton, John Kidwell, Joseph Cloud, Joab Wilder, Moses Guess, John Briant, Henry Bailey, Daniel Blevins, Randolph McDaniel, Thomas Martin, William Byrd, ……Dermott, Jacob Hawk, Jonathan Hale, Richard Byrd, John H……and female members Dorcas Guess, Susannah Briant, Elizabeth Byrd, Sibil Walker, Jean McDaniels, Sarah Hipshire, Marget Davis, Catherine Postle, Susannah Guinet, Ann Hutchenson, Mary Byrd.

October the 1st Saturday 1802. Church Met at Rob Camp and after worship proceeded to business.
1st opened a door for the reception of members and received by experience Sarah Morgan, John Morgan, Fanny Bryant, ___Morgan, James Hendricks, John Goin, John Stroud.
2nd. Joseph Hanes under censure.
3rd William Grimes dismist.
4th Elizah Hurst received by experience.

October the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met at Big Spring and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received Linny Shelton, Nimrod Hodson, Martha Harrison.
2nd The report from Robcamp made and thought not_______that Randolph Lawson's name should be______until he clears himself of a charge lodged against him.
3rd Sarah Kenny dismist by letter.
4th Motion for a person to_____is approbated. Thomas Jeffries is chosen.

November the 1st Saturday 1802. Church met at Rob Camp and after worship proceeded to business.
Opened a door for the reception of members and received Susannah Lawson by experience.

November the 2nd Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Opened a door for the reception of members when Elizabeth Lusk was received by letter.
2nd Motion made for choosing members for conference Jesse Dodson, Joseph Cogdal, Isaac Lane, Wm. Stroud and John Cunningham is chosen.
3rd Elizabeth Franklin excommunicated.
4th Nimrod and Elizabeth Dodson dismist by letter.
5th John Morgan excommunicated for charge of drunkness.

December the 1st Saturday 1802. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
1st Released Randolph Lawson from the charge lodged against him.

End of Year 1802

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