Records repositories in this county hold many types of records which mention surnames Rutledge and Wilson. Herein we link to the full records because other surnames who lived close by or attended the same church could be related. These records are copyrighted and the transcriber is credited.
Introduction: From the record it seems there were several other churches in the area referred to as, "sister churches." The churches had several ministers who sometimes rotated to preach at one church while a deacon member of another church.
Some churches and meeting houses mentioned in the record are Indian Creek, Stony Creek, Clinch Mountain, River Church and Big creek.
Early on this particular church had twenty members among which are several familiar names:
Surname Rutledge: Emanuel, Thomas and wife Polly, Lorenzo D., sister Lucy, S. D., Sarah and Sally.
S. D otherwise unknown could be an L as in Lorenzo mistaken as an S.
Sally could be Sally Wilson Rutledge. Sarah is otherwise unknown but could be a wife of one of the brothers, or even their mother. The father of the boys is from Virginia, but is not otherwise identified.
Surname Wilson: Sam (Samuel), Nancy, Robert, Mary and Willie B. (could be William).
In 1834 an interesting trouble for Thomas and sons was becoming intoxicated and brother Emanuel interceding for him. The congregation forgave both. We can't always be perfect can we? Don
Hickory Cove Baptist Church, minutes from 1820 to 1836. Rutledge and Wilson were members.
Maps showing location of Hickory Cove Church.
Plat of townships
1834 map of area
Crossroads near the church
General George Rutledge and son George Washington Rutledge lived in Sullivan County.The town of Rutledge in Grainger County (a fifteen minute drive to Rogersville now) was named after this man. In the same time period several Rutledge families lived Grainger County, but relationships of those families to our Rutledge family so far is not documented. 1850 census Stephen and his parents left Hawkins county sometime between 1845 and 1850, but some members stayed in Hawkins County.......for awhile at least. Stephen at age 17 is living with his parents and siblings in Bledsoe County and they lived near Lorenzo Dow Rutledge and his large family. 1860 Census There is a Samuel and a Thomas Rutledge still living in Hawkins County. 1870 Census 1910 section A 1910 section Q 1920 section A & B Will Book #2 Another Rutledge line One Rutledge genealogy Useful links to information about Hawkins County
The USGenWeb Tombstone Trascription Project has many cemeteries listed for Hawkins County!
Alley Cementery in Stanley Valley
Beech Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Bethal Community Church Cemetery (Partial)
Bussell Cemetery Partial Listing
Caney Valley Loop Cemetery
Cooper Cemetery 2
FairView Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Gonce Cemetery At Eidson, TN
Holly Road Cemetery
Horton Road Cemetery
Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
William Lane Cemetery
Mt. Zion Cemetery
Pink Hill Primitive Baptist Church
Presley Farm Cemetery
Joe Price Cemetery Partial Listing
Peter Smith Cemetery
Stanley Valley Cemetery near Shanks Mill
Wallace Family Cemetery
Index of Cemetery Names as Listed in Hawkins County Cemeteries Volumes 1-4