Broad Run Virginia Baptist Church-Fauquier County
EXCERTS FROM MINUTES OF
BROAD RUN BAPTIST CHURCH
FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Many people who were members of this church moved to Halifax-Pittsylvania County.  Below are some exerts from these minutes.  They were published in the THE GENEALOGICAL RECORD published Quarterly by The Houston Genealogical Forum, Houston, Texas. Volumn VII, Number 3, September 1965. The original notes were in the form of two notebooks owned by Mrs. Klitch Nee Helen Jeffries of Warrenton, Virginia.  They were handed down by her father, Charles Edward Jeffries, and his father, Joseph Arthur Jeffries.  It is unknown how Mr. Jeffries obtained the copies of the notes or if the original notes are somewhere to be found.  Included in the notes is the Baptismal Records of Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham Lincoln. A Xerox copy of the file in on record at the Houston Public Library. I have added only the information below that is relevant to Halifax-Pittsylvania County. ( Birch Creek is in Pittsylvania County)

In the lists of Baptisms, dismissals,  excommunication etc are obviously added to the original minutes at a later time by the Clerk.

"The church was constitued December 30, 1762 consisting of the ten following members being near Broad Run in Fauquier County in the State of Virginia.
Elizabeth Hayes
Peter Cornwell     Sarah Cornwell   Joshua Dodson   Ruth Dodson  Thomas Dodson   Elizabeth Dodson
William Stamps Deceased     Betty Bennett
The above Joshua Dodson and Ruth Dodson/Thos Dodson, Elizabeth and Betty Bennett were dismissed to Halifax.

December 4th, 1762
Page 2
Joseph Morrison dismissed to Halifax
Margaret Morrison dismissed to Halifax
John Creel dismissed to Halifax
Rhoda Creel dismissed to Halifax
Elisha Dodson dismissed to Halifax
Sarah Dodson dismissed to Halifax
Ann Edwards dismissed to Halifax
John Whitein dismissed to Halifax
Joseph Dodson/William Davis/John Davis/Lucy Davis/Katherine Rhodes dismissed to Halifax
Michael Owens dismissed to Halifax

April 10th 1763
was added the following members by Baptism
Sarah Leachman dismissed to Halifax

May 7th 1763
was added the following members by Baptism
Timothy Stamps dismissed to Halifax
George Dodson gone to Halifax
Ann Dodson dismissed to Halifax
Elizabeth Dodson dismissed to Halifax
Sarah Ugelby dismissed to Halifax
Mary Wiatt dismissed to Halifax

June 12th 1763
were added the following members by Baptism
Jane Murphy dismissed to Halifax

July 10th 1763
was added the following members by Baptism
Joshua Scurlock gone to Halifax
Margaret Dodson dismissed to Halifax
Katharine Stamps dismissed to Halifax

October 9th, 1793
was added the following members by Baptism
Lazarus Dodson dismissed to Halifax
Alice Dodson dismissed to Halifax
Anne Dodson dismissed to Halifax

May 13, 1764
was added the following members by Baptism
Negro Adam belonging to Thos Dodson dismissed to Halifax

June 9th 1765
were added the following members by Baptism
John Stamps dismissed to Halifax

August 11th 1765
were added the following members by Baptism
Thomas Dodson dismissed to Halifax

September 12th 1767
was added the following member by Baptism
Thomas Heggerson(Haggerson?) dismissed to Halifax

February 13th 1769
dismissed upward of thirty of our members to be constituted into a church at London several of whose names were never entered in this book.  Also 20 odd more to be constituted into a church at Halifax/Likewise that branch of our church was constituted into a church in Orange/W. Stamps Ck./

November 11th 1769
The church being met agreed to dismiss Thomas Dodson Jur. and Joshua Scurlock as members under sencure to the church at Birch Creek to be under their care.  Monthly meetings to be the Friday before the second Sunday in every month. W. Stamps deceased and Nicholas Ware appointed Clerk 1773.

August 13th 1773
were added the following members by Baptism
Elizabeth Hall dismissed to Halifax

September 12th 1773
were added the following members in Baptism
Mary Heggerson dismissed to Halifax

August 13th 1774
were added by Baptism the following members
James Dennison dismissed to Halifax

On the last page of these minutes is a page of birth records.  These may or may not be connected with Pittsylvania County.

APRIL THE 24TH 1763 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WERE RECEIVED INTO THE
CARE OF THE CHURCH / MARY CORNWELL DAUGHTER OF PETER CORNWELL/ NANCY CORNWELL DAUGHTER OF OBIDD CORNWELL / PLUBY DODSON DAUGHTER OF JOSHUA DODSON

 JOSEPH CARTER SON OF WILLIAM CARTER/ JOHN BENNETT SON OF JOHN
BENNETT/
 MARY HIGGINS DAUGHTER OF ALEXR. HIGGINS / BETTY DODSON DAUGHTER OF  JOSEPH DODSON / JAMES OWINGS SON OF JOSEPH OWINGS.

 OCTOBER THE 9TH 1763. THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WAS RECEIVED INTO THE
CARE OF THE CHURCH / GEORGE DODSON SON OF LASAROUS DODSON / TOLIVER DODSON  SON OF ROLY DODSON / GEORGE STAMPS SON OF TIMOTHY STAMPS / ELISHA DODSON SON OF ELISHA DODSON/ PRESLEY EDWARDS SON OF BENA. EDWARDS / JANE LEE DAUGHTER OF STEPHEN LEE / SALLY LEACHMAN DAUGHTER OF JO. LEACHMAN. /

 FEBRUAY 12TH 1764 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WAS RECEIVED INTO THE CARE OF THE CHURCH / MOLLY CREEL DAUGHTER OF JOHN CREEL / THOMAS DODSON SON OF GEORGE DODSON / FRANCES DODSON DAUGHTER OF GEORGE DODSON/ (PAGE 187)

 JUNE 7TH 1764 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS WAS / RECEIVED INTO THE CARE OF
THE  CHURCH / JOHN PICKETT SON OF WM. PICKETT /JOHN WHITE SON OF JOHN WHITE /
JOHN JONES SON OF JAMES JONES/ WILLIAM MURPHY SON OF WM. MURPHY. /

APRIL THE 14TH 1765 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WAS RECEIVED INTO THE
CARE  OF THE CHURCH / JOHN STAMPS SON OF WM. STAMPS / ANN STAMPS DAUGHTER OF JOHN STAMPS. /

 JUNE 9TH 1765 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WAS RECEIVED INTO THE CARE OF
THE CHURCH / ANN DODSON DAUGHTER OF JOR. DODSON./

 AUGUS 11TH 1765 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WAS RECEIVED INTO THE CARE
OF  THE CHURCH / SALLEY SPENCER DAUGHTER OF JAMES SPENCER / JOEL HIGGINS SON OF ALEXR, HIGGINS. / (SPACE -- ED.)    BENNETT DAUGHTER OF JON.BENNETT
 / RHODY DODSON DAUGHTER OF THOS. DODSON / ALCE CREEL DAUGHTER OF
JOHN CREEL./
 MAR. THE 10TH 1767 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WAS RECEIVED INTO THE
CARE OF THE CHURCH / ELI CORNWELL SON OF OBED CORNWELL BORN 4 MAR. 67/
(PAGE 188) ELIJAH QUISINBERRY SON BORN 22ND OF NOVEMBER'67/ NANCY CORNWELL DAUGHTER OF DUOH BORN JULY 18 '67 / HOSIAH MADCALF BORN NOV. 15, 1767 /
 JESSE BENNETT BORN 15 NOVR. 1767 / THOSE FIVE REGISTERED IN CARE OF
THE CHURCH 68

 MAY THE 9, 1769 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS WAS / RECEIVED INTO THE CARE
OF THE CHURCH / THOMAS HIGGERSON SON OF THOS. HIGGERSON / MOSES
CORNWELL  SON OF OBED CORNWELL / BARSHEBA ROGERS DAUGHTER OF HENRY ROGERS/ HENRY  HAINES SON ON WM. HAINES/ MOLLY STAMPS DAUGHTER OF WM. STAMPS /SALLY  DAVIS DAUGHTER OF JOHN DAVIS /WILLIAM HUNTON SON OF WM. HUNTON. /

APRIL THE 12TH 1772. THE FOLLOWING INFANTS / WAS RECEIVED INTO THE
CARE  OF THE CHURCH / BETTY NASH DAUGHTER OF WM. NASH / RHODY HIGKERSON  DAUGHTER OF THOS. HIGKERSON / NANCY WHITE DAUGHTER OF JOHN WHITE.

 AUG. 12, 1773 THE FOLLOWING INFANTS WAS / RECEIVED INTO THE CARE OF
THE  CHURCH / CHLOE SMITH DAUGHTER OF CALEB SMITH / BORN NOVR. THE 5TH DAY 1772 / (PAGE 189) JOHN SMITH SON OF JOSEPH AND JEANAH SMITH / BORN DECEMR. 6TH 1772/ WINNEY HICKERSON DAUGHTER OF THO. HICKERSON / WAS BORN  DECEMR. 22ND 1773 / MOLLY DRURY DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH DRURY WAS/ BORN
SEPTR THE 20TH 1772. /BETTEY WARE DAUGHTER OF MICL. WARE AND MARTHA /HIS  WIFE WAS BORN MARCH 22ND 1774 / JOHN MICHELL SON OF JOHN MICHELL WAS BORN / BETTY DRURY DAUGHTER OF JOSEP DRURY / WAS BORN FEBRY. 14TH 1775 /
 THOMAS SMITH, SON OF JOSEPH AND LEANAH SMITH / WAS BORN FEBY. 14TH
1775
 / LEWIS SMITH SON OF JOSEPH AND LEANAH SMITH / WAS BORN FEBR. THE
27TH  1777./

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