From the original book owned by Vineta Halsey, Omaha, Arkansas daughter of Creel Hopper who served as church clerk for much of this period.

Obtained from Eva Bruner in 1963 By Dolores Raines. Submited by Dolores Raines.

Please note that obvious spelling corrections were made when preparing this document for the web. Spelling of names was left unchanged except for the replacement of a few common abbreviations with their fully spelled-out equivalent (e.g. Wm. with William). In a few cases, entries that were out of place chronologically were relocated to be in the correct order. After the original page 1 there were several pages of "membership" records for which the intended order is not obvious, although some of them do have dates attached. Wherever possible, entries were identified with the full date applicable, even though they were sometimes only identified by something like "the Saturday before the 2nd Sunday" in the record themselves.

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18 November 1871

At The Meeting held in Mincy Valley, Taney County Missouri on Saturday before the third Sunday in November 1871 conducted by Elders A. Hopper, Hyrem Hollers and J. F. Brittain. A part of the members of the Postoak Grove of United Baptist who had been legally dismissed from said Church by letter agreed to go into a Constitution of an Independent Church at this place. Wherefore Elder J. F. Brittain was chosen as Moderator Protem and Brother Creel Hopper CLK. PT.

The Names of those that went into the Constitution were as follows:

Clemon Hopper, Hyrem Hollars, Elizabeth J Hollers, Anderson Hopper, Mary Hopper, J. F. Brittain, Mary Btittain, John Hutchenson, Creel Hopper, Sarah Hopper, Sarah Pruitt, Marion Hopper, J. J. Firtner, Melissa Hopper Fortner, James M Hopper, Louisey Watts, Melvina Watts, Henrietta Watts, Noah Laws, George Brittain, Memory Brittain.

These Brothers and Sisters were permitted To Constitute themselves into a church which we agree to call Mincy Valley. Constituting Prayer was Offered by Elder A Hopper after which a Hymn was sung and the hand of fellowship extended. The newly constitued Church then proceeded to business

1st: By motion and second agreed that we adopt the foregoing rules of Decorum and Articles of Faith.

2nd: By motion and 2nd, agreed that we hold our regular Church meeting on Saturday before 3rd Sunday of each month.

Adjourned in order.

J. F. Brittain, moderator Protem. Creel Hopper CLK. PT

19 November 1871

On The following Sunday evening the Church met for Worship after which oppertunity was given for persons to unite with the church when Brother Francis Brittain came forward and was received by relation. The meeting continued from day to day the following week.

20 November 1871

On Monday evening Brother Calvin Parton, Harvey Brittain, George Bly, Isaac Speer and Sister Nancy Speer came forward and was received by relation and Aaron Hutchenson was received as candidate for baptism and Sister Sarah Speer was received by letter and Sister Tabitha Ridemore was received by relation.

21 November 1871

Tuesday evening Brother James Hutchenson was received as a candidate for Baptism and Sisters Nancy Hutchenson and Elizabeth Laws was received by relation.

22 November 1871

Wednesday Evening Sister Sarah Brittain was received by relation and Sister Sinthia Laws was received as Candidate for Baptism and Sister Tilphah T. Brittain was received as a Candidate for Baptism.

26 November 1871

On The Following Sunday After divine Services The Church repaired to where the Ordinance of baptism was administrated to Brothers: Aaron Hutchinson, James Hutchenson, John C Speer, and Sisters Synthia Laws Bly, and Melcina Brittain.

End of Page 1 - Minutes continued on page 7

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List of membership Actions in Journal Order:

Clemon HopperdiedFebruary 28 1876
George Brittaindischarged by letter
Memory Brittaindischarged by Letter
Hyrem Hollers[ordained Minister]Discharged by Letter
Elizabeth Jane HollerDischarged by Letter
Anderson HopperDischarged by Letter
Mary Fletcher HopperDischarged by Letter
J. F. BrittainDischarged by Letter
Mary BrittainDischarged by Letter
John HutchinsonDischarged by Letter
Sinthia HutchinsonDischarged by Letter
Creel HopperLicensed Minister ordainedOctober 1878
Sarah Hopper
Sarah Pruitt
J. J. Fortnerexcluded
Malissa L FortnerExcludedSeptember 1880
Marion Hopper
Mary Hopper
Melvina WattsDischarged by Letter
James M HopperDischarged by Letter
Mary E HopperDischarged by Letter
Henretta LawsDischarged by Letter
Noah LawsdiedApril 30 1873
Francis BrittainDischarged by Letter
Tabitha BrittainDischarged by Letter
George BlyDischarged by Letter
Isaac SpeerDischarged by Letter
Sarah SpeerDischarged by Letter
Nancy SpeerDischarged by Letter
John C SpeerDischarged by Letter
James HutchensonDischarged by Letter
Synthia Laws BlyDischarged by Letter - then Excluded
Aaron HutchensonDischarged by Letter
Nancy Jane HutchensonDischarged by Letter
Elizabeth LawsDischarged by Letter
Telephah T BrittainDischarged by Letter
Melcina BrittainDischarged by Letter
Agustus P MarrsDischarged by Letter
Elizabeth MarrsDischarged by Letter
Orlando JonesDischarged by Letter
R. B. StaffordDischarged by Letter
Amanda Laws StaffordDischarged by Letter
Emma BrittainDischarged by Letter
James GilstrapDischarged by Letter
Ann GilstrapDischarged by Letter
Malinda StaffordDischarged by Letter

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Susan WalkerDied
Rebecca Jane RanesDischarged by Letter
Sarah CameronDied
John SpeerDischarged by Letter
Sarah SpeerDischarged by Letter
Nathanial PruittDischarged by Letter
John ThomassonExcluded
Edney Jane ThomassonDischarged by Letter
Henry Killman
Susan Killman
Icyphena HopperdiedFebruary 12 1879
Mary KillmanExcluded
Milford HopperDischarged by Letter
Amanda LaytondiedDecember 22 1879
Marana BedfordExcluded
David CameronDied
John Cameron
Thomas A CoulterDischarged by Letter
Virginia CoulterDischarged by Letter
Louisy WattsDischarged by Letter
Benjamin OsbornDischarged by Letter
James PruittDischarged by Letter
James H Sperryexcluded
Sinthia Delilah Sperryexcluded
Hanory Hopper
Sarah Ann OsbornDischarged by Letter
Martha Ann PruittExcluded
Francis CameronDischarged by Letter
Elizy Ann WattsDischarged by Letter
William OsbornDischarged by Letter
Sousin OsbornDischarged by Letter
Mary HardingDischarged by Letter
Nancy Margot Pruittexcluded
Amanda Hopperexcluded
Joshua H Coveyexcluded
Lucy Coveyexcluded
Thomas Watson
Edna Watson
William CaldwellDischarged by Letter
F. P. FroganDischarged by Letter
G. B. CoveyDischarged by Letter
S. H. Whiredied
Margaret WhiteDischarged by Letter
James A CoveyDischarged by Letter
Peter CoveyDischarged by Letter
David L PruittDischarged by Letter
Mary LaytonDischarged by Letter

The Following people was discharged by letter May 1879 to form a new Church

Susan BedfordDischarged by Letter
Jackson MiddletonDischarged by Letter
J. W. MiddletonDischarged by Letter
Florence MiddletonDischarged by Letter
Rubin NoelDischarged by Letter
Delila NoelDischarged by Letter
Joseph NoelDischarged by Letter
Julie JefferiesDischarged by Letter
William CanfieldDischarged by Letter

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__________ Murleyexcluded
Mary Hardinexcluded
Rebecca Ann Hardinexcluded
Mary Manisexcluded
Doctor A Whiteexcluded
Evaline Manisexcluded
Henrietta LawsDischarged by Letter
Arta WhiteDischarged by Letter
Lydda PenningtonDischarged by Letter
William B WhiteDischarged by Letter
Joseph P PenningtonDischarged by Letter
Nancy F PenningtonDischarged by Letter
Nancy F PenningtonDischarged by Letter
R. B. StaffordDischarged by Letter
Amanda StaffordNovember 1880
Peter Humphreyexcluded
G. M. Whiteexcluded
Martha Whiteexcluded
Nancy ClarkDied
Jane Humphreyexcluded
Nancy Caldwellexcluded
Rebecca Caldwellexcluded
Marta Whiteexcluded
Leonard Whiteexcluded
Nancy Pruittexcluded
Sarah A Barberexcluded
Ivan Pruittexcluded
Mary Coveyexcluded
Elizzie De Jarnettexcluded
Milford Hopperexcluded
Mary combs Hopperexcluded
John C. M. Greenexcluded
Elijah Jacksonexcluded
Emily Jacksonexcluded
John C Speerexcluded
Sarah Speerexcluded
Jas. T. Andersonexcluded
Permelia Andersonexcluded
Anna R Brownexcluded
John Wilsonexcluded
Lucetta Wilsonexcluded
Rozella Mc Cardexcluded
J. F. BrittainDischarged by Letter
Mary BrittainDischarged by Letter
Jane PruittDischarged by Letter
Emma PruittDischarged by Letter
Vadalia____Discharged by Letter
Ellen RoadsDischarged by Letter
Davey Coveyexcluded
Simon Coveyexcluded
Sarah whiteexcluded
Galatha Wattsexcluded
D. A. Whiteexcluded
J. N. Pruittexcluded
Sarah Pruittexcluded
James Pruittexcluded
James walkerDischarged by Letter
Sarah J MosureDischarged by Letter

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Mahaly Davisexcluded
Thomas Lehensexcluded
Nancy Lehensexcluded
Charles Laytonexcluded
George Laytonexcluded
Harvard Pruittexcluded
Harrison Pruitt
Reason Woodward
Sarah Woodward
Thomas Wilson
Jeremiah Mosure
James MosureexcludedSeptember 1883
Thomas Sperry
Manerva Sperry
Kissere Hill
Mary Barton
Elizzre De Jarnett
John E Bly
Clayton Pruitt
Arminda Hopper
Martha Jane Coveyexcluded
Lansford Walkerexcluded
Sarah J Hoppergone
Malinda J Pruitt
Ester Brittain
Steven A Killman
William W Vice
Mary Vice
James F BrittainDischarged by Letter
Mary E BrittainDischarged by Letter
Molly Hurleyexcluded
Soloman Yatesexcluded
Louisa Yatesexcluded
Martha Ann Cameronexcluded
William H. Gilstrapexcluded
Sarah Gilstrap
J. H. Pruitt
Emma Pruitt
Carolina Acres
F. W. Brittain
Sarah E Brittain
James F Pruitt
J. N. Pruitt
sarah Pruitt
Nancy Killman
J. L. Bruner
John Laws
Henretta Laws
Lotta Laws
Kie LawsDied
W. F. Dole
Nettie Dole

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Jasper Hopper
Margaret Bly Hopper
Viola Hopper
Samuel Laws
Elzada Laws
Joseph Parton
John Woodward
S. Parks
Mary Parks
T. B. Lankford
W. S. Smith
Pelina Smith
Thomas Coffelt
John H. Fisher
Mary Coffelt
Margaret Coker
Nancy A Coker
George W Colbert
Robert Coker
Delby Ann Pruittexcluded
James Pruitt
Andrew Pruitt
Abner Laytonhand of friendship withdrawn
Willim Liken
William T. Davis
Melcena Davis
Wesley Woodward
Leander Hopper
William Laws
Henry Sims
Memory BrittainDead
Kissire Hill
Emma TurnerGone from country
Milton P Brittainordained minister
Nancy Brittain
William Kilman
Ann Walker
Elijah Jackson
Reason Woodward
Joseph W Laws
William H Gilstrap
The Rev. dissimulation
William Vise
S. E. Gilstrap
Mary Vise
J. H. Pruitt
William W Gilstrap
Emma Pruitt

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Mincy Valley Church Minutes December 1871

16 December 1871

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in December 1871 the Church met and After Divine Serveces Proceeded to business

1st: appointing Brother Anderson Hopper Protem and Creel Hopper Clerk Protem

2nd: Peace of the Church was called for all in peace.

3rd: by motion and 2nd: agreed that we build a house of Worship on the following plan. The House to be HeWednesday of Logs 18X20 Ft Square. 2 windows in each side. Doors in end and Pulpit in same in. floor at Least 1 ft from ground. 10 ft from floor to ceiling. To be Covered with 2 ft boards showing 8 inches

Adjourned. to meet at 6 o'clock pm

6 o'clock the church met and after Worship Proceeded to business.

1st: took up the question of the Church house by motion and 2nd: agreed that we build the house At the site Offered By Brother Anderson Hopper in the Mincy Branch 1/2 mile Above the Mincy Post Office.

2nd: by motion and second agreed that we appoint Brother Anderson Hopper to supertend the building of said house.

3rd: by motion and 2nd: that we proceed to the election of a Pastor., 2 Deacons and a clerk. The vote was taken which resulted in the election of Brother James F Brittain for Pastor and Brothers George Brittain and J. C. Speer for Deacons and Creel Hopper as Clerk.

Adjourned. in Order

17 December 1871

Sunday evening the Church met for worship after which an invitation was given for persons to unite with the Church when Brother August A P Marrs and Sister Elizabeth Marrs came forward and was received by letter.

20 January 1872

Saturday before 3 rd Sunday in January 1872. The Church met and after Worship proceeded to Business.

1st: the minutes of the previous meeting was read and received.

2nd: by motion and 2nd: agreed that we call Brother Anderson Hopper, J. F. Brittain And H Holler as Presbytery to examine and set apart for the office of Deacons the 2 Brothers Formely elected for office.

3rd: Peace of the Church Called for-all in Peace notwithstandingig was found that a Slanderous report was abroad concerning Brother J. F. Brittain -where upon a Committee of Brothers Vise, J. J. Fortner and John C Speer and Anderson Hopper was appointed to investigate the matter and report at our next regular meeting.

4th: by motion and 2nd: agreed that we license Brother John C Speer to preach the Gospel

Adjourned. to Order.

17 February 1872

Saturday before 3rd Sunday February 1872.

The Church met and after divine services proceeded to business in order.

1st: minutes are the previous meeting was read corrected and received. The Report of the Committee e on investigation was called for and read as follows: We your Committee e appointed to investigate as covering our Pastor do find by investigating that they are false and we do hereby clear him of the report. Anderson Hopper, John C Speer Jacob Fortner Committee e The Report was received and committee discharged.

3rd: peace of the Church -call for-all in peace

4th: request by Brother J. C. Speer he is released from the office of Deacon and Brother J. J. Fortner was elected to the office.

Adjourned.

18 February 1872

Sunday at 10 o'clock the Church met and presbytery Proceeded to the Ordination of Brothers George Brittain and J. J. Fortner to the office of Deacons.

16 March 1872

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in March 1872 The Church met and after worship Proceeded to business.

1st: minutes of previous meeting was read and received.

2nd: peace of Church called for- all in peace.

3rd: by request of Brother John Hutchinson and Sister Sinthia Hutchenson[his wife] and his Brother James Hutchenson and his wife Nancy J. Hutchenson and his Brother Aaron Hutchenson. They are granted letters of dismission from us.

Adjourned.

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Saturday Evening the Church met after Worship which an opportunity was given for persons to unite with the church and Brother Orlando Jones came forward and was received as a candidate for baptism.

17 March 1872

Sunday the Church Met For worship, after which the ordinance of baptism was Administreted to Brother Orlando Jones.

Sunday Evening the Church again Met for Worship, After which an oppertunity was given for persons to unite with the Church When Brother R. B. Stafford And Sister Amanda Stafford And Sister Emma Brittain all came forward and was received as candidates for baptism.

20 April 1872

Saturday Before the 3rd Sunday in April 1872 - The Church Met and after Worship proceeded with business in order.

1st: peace of the church Called, All in Peace.

no other business on hand.

Adjourned in order.

21 April 1872

Sunday the Church met for Worship after which the ordinance baptism was administrated to Brother R. B. Stafford and Sister Amanda Stafford.

Sunday evening The Church met for worship after which an opportunity was given to persons to unite with the church when Brother James Gilstrap and Sister Ann Gilstrap came forward and was received on a promise of a letter.

18 May 1872

Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in May 1872 - The Church met and after Divine services proceeded with business in order.

1st: Brother Anderson Hopper was appointed as Moderate protem

2nd: the minutes of the previous meeting was read, corrected and received.

3rd: peace and fellowship of the church was called whereupon the church preferred the following charges against Brother Hyrem Hollers. 1st: for making Unlawful and un christian Proposals to females 2nd: for making use of profane language

4th: by motion and second the church appointed Brother J. J. Fortner and Brother J. C. Speer to visit Brother Hollers and inform him of said charges and request him to meet with us at our next regular meeting.

5th: by request of Brother A. Hopper he is released from the superintendency of the building of our Church and Brother A. A. Karns was appointed in his Stead.

Adjourned.

Sunday Evening -the church met for worship after which an invitation was given to persons to unite to our church when Sister Malina Stafford came forward and was received as a candidate for baptism.

A. P. Marrs, Elizabeth Marrs, Isaac Speer, Nancy Speer, John C. Speer, Sarah Speer, Louisy Watts, Malinda Stafford, Harvey Brittain, Sarah Brittain, James Gilstrap, Ann Gilstrap, Tilphah T Brittain, Emma Brittain, Malenca Brittain.

5th: motion and 2nd:.

Adjourned. to meet at 6 o'clock this evening.

6 o'clock - the church met and after services proceeded with business.

1st: -the time has arrived for the election of a pastor by motion and second the church agrees to go into an election. The Vote was taken by private ballot and resulted in the election of Brother Bell.

2nd: by motion Brother A Hopper was appointed to visit or write Brother Bell and inform him of his call to the church.

3rd: motion-by motion and 2nd: Brother A Hopper, R. B. Stafford and Orlando Jones was appointed messengers to bear our letter to the associaton

Adjourned in order.

21 September 1872

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in September - The Church met and after services proceeded to business in order.

1st: -Brethens of Sister Church was invited to aid in council

2nd: minutes of previous minutes read and accepted.

3rd: -peace of church called for -all in peace

4th:, by motion and second it was agreed that Brother Creel Hopper continue to act as our Clerk for coming year.

Adjourned. in order

19 October 1872

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in October 1872 - The Church met and after services proceeded to business.

1st: Brethen of Sister churches were invited to aid,

2nd: peace of church call for-all in peace

3rd: by motion and second Brother A Hopper was again appointed as superintendent to continue work on our church house and to take up collection to by a stove for the church.

4th: motion and 2nd: Brother Orlando Jones is granted a letter of dismission from us at his request

Adjourned in order.

16 November 1872

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November - a part of the Church met but not enough to form a quorum so no business done.

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21 December 1872

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in December 1872 - The Church met and after worship proceeded to Business.

1st: by motion and second Brother A Hopper was appointed Moderator Protem

2nd: peace of the church called

John Fortner got up and stated that he had found another church to attend. John C Speer was received into full fellowship having been previously dismissed from us by letter.

18 January 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in January 1873 - The Church met and after services proceeded to business

1st: by motion Brother A Hopper was Appointed as Moderator Protem the minutes of previous meeting read and received

Adjourned. in order

15 February 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in February 1873 - The Church met but no business was done.

15 March 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in March 1873 - The Church met but no Business was done.

The meeting continued for several nights. On Tuesday night an opportunity was given to Sister Sarah Speer who came forward and was received by letter.

19 April 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in April 1873 - The Church met and after worship proceeded to Business.

The Minutes of the Previous Meeting read and accepted Peace of the Church Called For -all in Peace

Adjourned. in order

17 May 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday May 1873 - The Church met and after worship proceeded to Business.

1st: Brethens of Sister Churches was invited to attend council

2nd: the minutes of previous meeting read and received.

19 April 1873 (Editor - I can't explain why there are two entries for April and May, and they don't match)

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in April - The church met but no business done.

17 May 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in May 1873 - The Church met and after worship proceeded to Business

1st: brethens of Sister churches invited ti attend council

2nd: minutes of previous meeting read and accepted

3rd: peace of church called for-all in peace

Adjourned. to order

21 June 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday June 1873 - The Church met but no business was done

19 July 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday July 1873 - The Church met and after Worship proceeded to Business

1st: Brethen of Sister Churches invited and were in council

2nd: Peace of Church called for-all in peace

3rd: by motion and second agreed that we be reperesented by Association this year.

4th: by motion and second Brothers A Hopper, R. B. Stafford and J. M. Hopper was chosen as messengers to deliver our letter to The Association.

5th: by the request of Brother J. C. Speer and Sister Sarah Speer they be granted letters from dismission from our body.

Adjourned. in order

Saturday night The church met for worship and Nathanial Pruitt came forth and was recieved by relation.

16 August 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in August 1873 - The church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: brethens of Sister churches were invited ti aid in council

2nd: Minutes of previous meeting read and received

3rd:. our letter to assocation was read and adopted

4th: By Motion and Secord that hence forth we will be known as BAPTIST CHURCH OF CHRIST

5th: the time having arrived to elect a Pastor and Clerk by motion and second agreed to refer election to next meeting.

Adjourned. in order

20 September 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday September 1873 the church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Brother J. R. chambers was chosen as Moderator Protem

2nd: Minutes of previous meeting read and accepted

3rd: Peace of Church called for whereupon Brother A Hopper got up and stated that he had been overtaken in a fault that he had got into a difficulty with Brother J. F. Brittain and that he had resorted to unchristain means and he prayed the church to forgive him for his fault. By motion and second the church forgave him.

4th: By Reqest of Brother George Bly and Sister Sinthia Bly and Sister Rebecca Jane Justice they are granted letters of dismission from us.

Adjourned. to meet at early candle lighting.

Early candle lighting this church met and after worship proceeded to business.

By motion second and agreed to go into the election of Pastor And Clerk

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18 October 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in October 1873

The church met and after worship proceeded to Business

1st: Brethens of Sister churches invited to council

2nd: Peace of Church called for-all in peace

3rd: by request of Brother R. B. Stafforf and Sister Amanda Stafford and Sister Elizabeth Laws and Henrietta Laws they are granted letters of dismission from us.

Adjourned. in order

Sun evening the church met for worship after which an invitation was given for persons to unite to our church when Sister Edny Jane Thomason and Mary Killman came forward and was received as candates for baptism and Sisters Susan killmam and Isaphena Hopper came forward and was received by relation.

15 November 1873

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in November 1873 The Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: brethens of Sister churches invited to aid in council.

2nd: the minutes of previous meeting read and accepted

3rd: peace of church called for-all in peace

no other business

Adjourned. to order

Saturday evening the church met for worship after which an invitation was given for persons to unite with the church when Brother Henry Killmanand john Thomason Came forward and was received as Canidates for baptism.

16 November 1873

Sunday at 9 am the church was inspired to the water where the ordinace of baptism was administrated to Brother John Thomason, Sister Edny Jane Thomason, Brother Henry Killman and Sister Mary Killman.

Adjourned in order.

December 1873 and January 1874 and February 1974

The Church Met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Peace of the Church called for-all in peace

2nd: by motion and second that we extend an arm of the church into the neighborhood of Brother T. A. Coulter 6 miles east of this place.

April, May, June and July 1874

The Church met for worship but no business was done til the evening of the 3rd Sunday in July.

An opportunity was given for persons to unite with the church and Sister Marania Bedrord came forward and was received into the church by relation and Sister Amanda Layton came forward as was received as candidate for baptism.

15 August 1874

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in August the church was met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: peace of the church called for-all in peace

2nd: an opportunity was given for persons to unite with the church when Brother Milford Hopper came forward and was received as a candidate for baptism

3rd: whereas in may 1872 certain charges were perferred against Brother Hyrem Hollars and a s plenty of time as been given and said charges has totally failed to sustain, wherefore by motion and second agreed the church release Brother Hollars and exonerate him.

By Motion Adjourned. to meet next tuesday evening.

16 August 1874

Sunday morning the church met for worship after which they repaired to water and Brother Milford Hopper and Sister Amanda Layton were baptized by our pastor Elder J. R. Chambers.

18 August 1874

Tuesday evening the church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: the time having arrived to call a pastor for the coming year by motion and second this church agreed to go into election. The vote was taken by acclaimanition which resulted in an unanimus election of Brother J. R. Chambers.

Adjourned. by order

19 September 1874

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in September 1874 the church met but no business was done.

10 October 1874

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in October 1874 the church met for worship but was called to order by the Moderator for any business that might come before her.

1st: Brethen of Sister churches were invited to aid the council

2nd: peace of church called-all in peace

3rd: an invitation was given to persons to unite with this church. Where Brother T. A. Coulter and Sister Coulter came forward and was received by relation

4th: by motion and second Brother T. A. Coulter in granted license to preach the Gospel

5th: by request Brother Hyrem Hollars and Sister Elizabeth Jane Hollars They are granted a dismission.

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17 October 1874

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in October 1874 The Church met and after Worship proceeded to Business.

1st: Brother A Hopper was chosen as Moderator Protem

2nd: by motion and second agreed we change our day of business from Saturday before 3rd Sunday in each month.

Adjourned. to order

Owing to the severeness of the Weather and bad health our Paston failed to attend us regular but the church continued to meet for worship each month but no business done till the following June.

12 June 1875

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in June 1875. The Church met and after preaching by the Pastor met for Business.

1st: peace was called for the Church All found in Peace

2nd: By request of Brother T. A. Coulter and Sister Virginia Coulter they are granted a dismission from our body.

Adjourned. by order

10 July 1875

No Business done in July.

7 August 1875

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1875. The Church met and after divine Service Proceeded to Business

1st: church called to order by the moderator

2nd: peace for church called for-found in peace

3rd: by motion and second the church went into the election of Brother J. R. Chambers. The church continued to meet for worship the following week.

8 August 1875

Sunday evening Sister Louisa Watts came forward and was into the fellowship of the church by letter.

11 August 1875

Wednesday evening Brothers Benjamin Osborn, James Pruitt, and Sisters Sintha Delila Sperry, Lenory Hopper, and Sarah Ann Caburn came foward as candidates for baptism.

12 August 1875

Thursday evening Sisters Mary Ann Pruitt, Francis Cameron, and Eliza Ann Watts was received as candidates for baptism.

13 August 1875

Friday 11 o'clock the church met and after preaching Brother James H Sperry and William Caburn came forward and was received as candidates for baptism.

14 August 1875

Sat 11 o'clock Church met and after worship Sister Mary Hardin was received by letter.

15 August 1875

Sat Evening Church met and Sisters Nancy Margot Pruitt and Sausan Caburn was received as candidates for baptism after which the church repaired to water were Pastor baptized the above people. J. r. Chambers Moderator A Hopper Clerk Protem

November 1875

.. but from November 1875 til may 1876 our Pastor and Elder A Hopper helt meetings regualary each month at Brother Noells during which Brother Jackson Middleton and Julie Jefferies. Joe W. Middleton, Ruben Noell, Joseph Noell, W. N. Canfield, Sister Delila Noell, and Florence Middleton were received into the church.

2 January 1876

On the 1st: Sunday in January 1876 Elder thomas Foster, our Missionary visited us and commenced a meeting which continued the following week.

on Sunday night Brother Joshua h Covey and Sister Lucy Covey was received into our fellowship by relation.

6 January 1876

on Thursday Brother Thomas Watson was received for restoration and Brother William Caldwell was received by relation and Brother F. P. Grogen was received as candidate for baptism.

on thurs night Brother S. B. Covey was received as candidate for baptism and Sister Edna Watson was received by relation and Brother S. H. White and Sister Marget White was received by letter

8 January 1876

at before 2nd Sunday in January 1876 The church met and after preaching, our pastor an invitation was given for persons to unite to our church when Brother James L Covey, Peter Covey and David L pruitt and Sisters Mary Layton and Susan Bedford was received as candidates for baptism.

The Church was then called to order of Business

1st: Brethen of Sister churches was invited to aid council

2nd: The minutes of previous meetind was read and adopted

3rd: Peace of the Church Called-all in Peace.

Adjourned.

12 February 1876

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in February 1876 The Church met at 10 o'clock and Brother F. P. Grogen was baptized by Water.

After Services proceeded to business.

1st: Brethens of Sister churchs was invited to attend council

2nd: minutes of previous meeting read and accepted 3nd peace of church called for when found that reports were going around about Sister Nancy Ann Pruitt and Sister Sarah A Pruitt had been visiting public places of sinful mirth and That Brother William Caburn has been making use of profane language and had been out hunting with a gun on Sunday. There upon by motion and second a committee of 3 Brothers was appointed to visit said Sisters and Brother, and bros Joshua Covey, J. W. Pruitt and Creel Hopper were chosen as this committee.

4th: an invitation was given to unite with this church when Brother R. P. Stafford and Sister Amanda Stafford was received by letter.

5th:the motion second and agreed we elect 2 elders this evening.

Adjourned. to Early candle lighting.

Early candle lighting: the church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: proceeded to elect 2 Elders. the vote was taken by private ballot which resulted in the election of Brothers R. B. Stafford and J. H. Covey

2nd: Elders J. R. chambers and A Hopper was a Presbytary to examine and ordain for deacons the 2 bros elected to that office and the ordination to be attended to tomorrow evening.

Adjourned. to order.

on Sunday after 11 o'clock services the church repaired to water and

Brothers S. B

Covey, James A Covey, David L Pruitt, and Sisters Mary Layton, and Susan Bedford was baptized by our Pastor, R. B. Chambers

Adjourned in order.

In March and April there was no Church business done.

13 May 1876

Saturday before 2nd Sunday May 1876 The Church met and after serviced proceeded to business.

1st: Brethens of Sister churches invited to aid in council

2nd: The Minutes of last meeting read and adopted

3rd: Peace of the church called for-all in peace

4th: On Motion and Second Brother W. M. Canfield is granted a License to preach

5th: By request of the following Bretherns and Sisters they are granted letters of dismission From us for the purpose of forming a new church 12 miles from here: Jackson Middleton, J. W. Middleton, Ruben Noell, Joseph Noell, W. M. Canfield, Delila Noel, Florence Middleton, and Julie Jefferies. and by request of the above the ordained authority and as many other members of this church can go are invited to meet with them next Saturday for the purpose of assisting them on the organizing of a new Church.

Adjourned in order..

10 June 1876

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in June 1876 - The Church met and after services proceeded to Business.

1st: the minutes of previous meeting read and accepted

2nd: the committee reported they visited the Sisters Sarah and Nancy Pruitt and Brother Caburn and that they had all made confessions and ask the church to forgive them. On Motion and second The Committee e was discharged. the church forgave and retained the Sisters and brethen according to their request.

Adjourned in order.

11 June 1876

2nd Sunday in June - After Worship an invitation was given to persons to unite with this church. and Brother Thomas Coulter and Sister Virginia Coulter and Sister Sinthia Laws Bly And Mary Hardin was received by letter.

6 August 1876

1st: Sunday in August 1876; Elder Thomas Foster commenced a meeting at the Brother Layton School House that lasted the following week during which Brother Dr. A Watts and Sister Artie Watts was Received by relation.

Sunday after 11 o'clock services Sister Rebecca j Hardin was received by letter.

7 August 1876

Monday 10 o'clock the church met and after services proceeded to business.

1st: Brethen of Sister Churcs invited to aid in council

2nd: Peace of the church called for -all in peace

3rd: By request of Brother Benjamin Caburn he is granted a letter of Dismission from us.

Adjourned.

9 August 1876

Wednesday Preaching at 11 o'clock after which Sister Manis and Sister Henrietta Laws was received by letter. Sister Evaline Nemis, and Lydia Pennington and Brother William B. White Were received as Canidates for baptism and Brother J. P. Farmington and Sister Nancy Pennington were received by letter. After Services Proceeded to Business.

1st: On Motion and Second Elder Anderson Hopper was chosen as Moderator Protem.

2nd: The time as come for election of a pastor and clerk for the following year. which resulted in the election of Elder J. R. Chambers as Pastor and David L Pruitt as Clerk.

Adjourned.

10 August 1876

Thursday 11 o'clock - The Church met on Turkey creek and after preaching Brothers Peter Humphrey, J. H. White, and Sisters Martha a White, Janie White and Nancy Clark was received for baptism. After this the church repaired to water and Elder A Hopper baptized William White, J. A. White, Lydia Pennington and Evaline Manis.

11 August 1876

Friday 11 o'clock - the Church met at the water and after preaching Brother Peter Humphrey and Sisters Nancy j White, Martha A White, and Nancy Clark was baptized by Elder A Hopper

12 August 1876

Saturday after preaching Sister Jane Humphrey, Nancy caldwell, Rebecca Caldwell and Martha White and Brother Leonard White was received as candidates for baptism.

13 August 1876

Sunday After services Sisters Nancy Pruitt, Ivan Pruitt was received as candidates for baptism after which Sisters Luanna Pruitt, Jane Humphrey Martha White and Leanard white was baptized by Elder A Hopper.

Sunday 10 o'clock . the church met for services then proceeded to business

1st: on Motion and second agreed that we be reperesented in the South West Bethel Association by letter and messenger.

2nd: clerk is requested to prepare a letter to the Association For our consideration at our next meeting and Brother Marion Hopper was chosen as our messenger.

3rd: By request Brother William Caburn and Sister Susan Caburn are granted letter of Dismission from us

Adjourned.

9 September 1876

Saturday before 2nd Sunday September 1876 - The Church met and after services proceeded to Business.

1st: The Minutes of Previous Meeting not being Present. Peace of Church called-all in peace.

2nd: Invite to Unite with Church none received

3rd: On Motion and second agreed that we take into consideration the property of building a new church. Committee e; Elder A Hopper, J. H. Covey, R. B. Stafford, S. H. White, Creel Hopper, J. P. Pennington, A. J. Pruitt, John Bedford, Elijah Jackson, John Thomason

Adjourned.

10 Sep 1876

Sunday after 11 o'clock service the Church repaired to water and Sisters Nancy Pruitt and Eliza Caldwell was baptized by our Pastor.

October and November 1876

In October and November church met for services but no business was done

10 December 1876

2nd Sunday in December 1876 - The Church met for services and after preaching by Elder A Hopper the church proceeded to business

1st: the Pastor and clerk not being presenton motion and second Elder A Hopper was Chosen as Moderator Protem and Brother Creel Hopper as Clerk.

2nd: by request Brother John Cameron is granted a letter of dismission from us

Adjourned.

13 January 1877

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in January 1877 - The Church met for worship but no business was done motion and second to to have business in early candle lighting.

Early Candle lighting the church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Sister churchs invited to aid in council

2nd: minutes of previous meeting read and accepted.

3rd: Peace Of Church called Fo. /whereupon it was found that the following of the church had been disturbed by quite a number of our young members having attended dances and other places of sinful mirth whereupon on motion and second the church agreed to invite and urge all our members young and old who knew themselves to be quilty of any unchristain conduct to come forward in our next regular meeting and confess their faults to the church and one another.

4th: On Motion and second agreed that our pastor appoint another building committee of only 5 Persons whose duty will be to investigate the Properity of Building a new church house.

5th: By request Sister Henrietta Laws granted a letter of dismission from us.

Brothers A Hopper, R. B. Stafford, J. M. Covey and A. J. Pruitt was appointed to building committe.

10 March 1877

Saturday Before 2nd Sunday March 1877 The Church met and after services proceeded to Business

1st: Visiting Brethens invited to aid in council

2nd: Minutes of last meeting read and accepted. and referred to early candle lighting.

3rd:. whereas our clerk elect has yet failed ever to be present on our business days on motion and second Creel Hopper was Appointed to act as Clerk

4th: By Request J. P. Pennington, Nancy Pennington, Lydia Pennington, Lenard White, Artie White And Martha White and J. H. Pruitt and James Pruitt are granted letters of dismission from us for the purpose of organizing a church near Kirbyville. By request of Milford Hopper he is granted a letter of Dismission from us.

Adjourned. til early candle lighting.

Candle Lighting. The Church met and after services proceeded to Business.

1st: Building committee gave their Report. Mincy Mo, March 10 1877 Recommend that said house be built at the forks of the hallow below the Mincy Post Office, said House to be 24X36 Ft @ windows in each side, doors in 1 end and stand and window in same end, Said House to be built of Pine Lumber 14 ft long put up board fashion, sealed on sides and well seated and covered with 2 ft boards. A. Hopper, Robett Stafford, A. J. Pruitt. J. R. Covey. Committee

2nd: last minutes read and accepted

3rd: Peace of the Church Called for and it was found that the fellowship of the church was disturbed by some of our young people who had been attending dances as yet failed to make reconilation with the church

Adjourned in order.

12 May 1877

Saturday Before 2nd Sunday May 1877 - The Church met for worship then proceeded to business

1st: by appointing Brother Anderson Hopper as Moderator protem.

2nd: previous minutes read and accepted

3rd: Our Pastor Elder J. R. Chambers has sent us his Resignation as our pastor. On motion and second his resignation is accepted as he is released from the care of the church. Resolved that as a church we do feel ourselves agreived at our last pastor in that he stated in writing that he could not preach for us and retain any respect for himself as a Christian minister or honorable man.

3rd: by second and motion agreed that Brother Creel Hopper and J. H. Covey be a committee to inform Elder J. R. chambers of the proceedings of the church in relation to his resignation.

Adjourned. til 11 o'clock Sunday.

13 May 1877

Sunday 11 o'clock - the church met and after services proceeded to business.

1st: Whereas we are without a pastor on motion and second agreed that we elect a pastor for the remainder of the year the vote was taken and Elder Anderson Hopper was Elected.

2nd: invitation to unite was given and Mary Elin Covey and Sarah Ann Barber came forward as Canditate for baptism.

Adjourned.

9 June 1877

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in June and July 1877. The church met after worship and proceeded to business.

1st: Previous Minutes read and accepted

2nd: On motion and second Brother A Hopper was appointed as a committee to visit all Brethens and Sisters that offended the church by dancing or other vices and invite them to meet with us at our next meeting. and take reconcillation with the church

Adjourned.

Sunday 11 o'clock Church Met for Worship and repaired to water and Sisters Sarah A Barber and Mary E Covey were baptized, by Elder A Hopper

Adjourned.

14 July 1877

Saturday Before 2nd Sunday July 1877 - The Church Met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Brethen and Sisters invited to aid in Council

2nd: Previous Minutes Read and adopted and Brother A Hopper was called upon and stated he was not yet ready to give his report.

3rd: on motion and second agreed that we be repersented in South West Bethel Association this year by letter and messenger and the clerk is requested to prepare the letter.

4th: On Second and Motion Brothers R. B. Stafford, J. H. covey, Thomas Watson, and A Hopper were appointed as Messengers.

5th:. On Motion and second agreed to appoint a committee of Arrangements for Entertainment and general comfort of the Association during the session as they meet with us. Brothers J. H. Covey and Thomas Watson Appointed

Adjourned.

11 August 1877

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1877 - the church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Brethen and Sister churchs invited to aid in council

2nd: Minutes of previous meeting read and accepted Brother a Hopper was called on his report so he stated he had visited several of our young members and laboured with them and a part of them confessed their faults and expressed a desire to retain in the church he also stated that Brother Jasper white and Sister Nancy White his wife, and Brother William Caldwell had no confessions to make.

3rd: Report received and committee discharged

4th: On Motion and 2nd, agreed to withdraw ourselves from Brother jasper White and Sister Nancy White and Brother William caldwell for Dancing.

5th: On Motion and second agreed that we forgive and retain all the brethen and Sisters that made their confession.

6th: By request Sister Delila Sperry she is Granted a letter of dismission.

Adjourned.

8 September 1877

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September 1877 - The Church met and after worship proceeded to Business.

1st: Brethens of Sister Churchs invited to aid in Council

2nd: Previous Minutes read and adopted.

3rd: Time has arrived for election of a pastor. on motion and second agreed we go into election of Pastor And assisant Pastor. The vote was Taken and Brother Thomas Foster as Pastor and Brother A. Hopper as Assistant.

Adjourned.

16 September 1877

3rd Sunday in September 1877 - A protracted meeting was commenced at Brother Jacksons that lasted to the wee hours of the Morning during which Sister Elizzie De Jarnett was received into the church by relation.

Adjourned.

8 September 1877 (Editor - I see no explanation for duplicate entries for this month)

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September - The Church met and after worship proceeded to Business

1st: Brether of Sister Churchs invited to aid council

2nd: Peace of church called for. All in Peace

3rd: minutes of previous meeting read and adopted

Adjourned.

23 February 1878

Saturday before 4th Sunday in February 1878 Church met and after services proceeded to business

1st: Previous Minutes Read and Adopted

2nd: Peace of Church called For it was found that reports are afloat that Sister Nancy M Pruitt has left her husband and is taken up with and married to another man. also that Sister Evaline Manis is guilty of very unbecoming conduct whereupom a motion and second the church prefers charges against them based upon the reports of Elder J. H. covey and J. M. Hopper. was appointed as committee to investigate.

5th: by request Brother F. P. Grogen is granted a letter of dismission from us.

Adjourned.

9 March 1878

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in March 1878 - the Church met and after worship proceeded with business. Milford Hopper and his wife Mary Hopper were received by letter. Brother John M Green was received as Canditate for baptism. J. F. Brittain was appointed as Moderator protem

Business Adjourned. til Sunday at 11 o'clock .

10 Mar 1878

Sunday 11 o'clock the church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Previous Minutes read and accepted

2nd: Committee e was called on for their report Concerning Sisters Pruitt and Manis and had found the reports were true and accurate.

3rd: Committee e Discharged

4th: Motion and second that we withdraw ourselves from the 2 Sisters.

5th: Invite was given to unite with the church.

Brother Elijah Jackson, Sisters Jackson and Anne R Brown was received as candidates for baptism. and Brother John Speer and Sister Sarah Speer was received by Letter. Our Pastor has elected has failed to attend us a motion was made and second to elect a new pastor and assistant. The vote was taken and J. F. Brittain is Pastor and A Hopper is assistant pastor.

14 April 1878

2nd Sunday in April - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Brother and Sister Jackson and Brother J. M. green was baptized.

2nd: it is reported that Brother james sperry, Sister Mary Hardin Rebecca J Harde, Martha a Cameron and Sister murley are gone from our county. Committee e appointed to investigate their standing with the church.

3rd: Peace of the Church Called For-all in peace

4th: committee appointed to Investigate, J. H. covey, R. B. stafford Elijah jackson, And David Pruitt

Adjourned.

11 May 1878

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in May - The Church Met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Previous Minutes Read And adopted

2nd: committee Reported that Brother James Sperry, Mary Hardin, Rebecca J Hardin Martha a Cameron and Sister Murley are gone from our Area.

3rd: committee Discharged

4th: The Church Preferred charges the above people named for contempt of Church

Adjourned.

8 June 1878

Saturday Before 2nd Sunday In June - Church Met and After Worship proceeded to Business

1st: previous minutes read and accepted

2nd: Motion and seconded that we withdraw ourselves from James Sperry, Martha cameron, Sister Murley, Rebecca J Hardin, And Mary hardin.

3rd: Peace in Church called For-all in peace

Adjourned.

10 August 1878

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1878 church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: previous minutes read and accepted

2nd: peace of the church called for-all in peace

3rd: elected Elijah Jackson as a deacon

Adjourned.

14 Aug 1878

Wednesday Evening. preaching, Brother John Wilson, Sister lucetta Wilson Solatha Watts and Rozilla McCord was received as candidates for baptism.

Adjourned.

14 September 1878

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September the church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Previous Minutes Read and Accepted

2nd: Peace in Church Called For-all in Peace

3rd: motion and second that Brothers Creel Hopper, John Speer and T. A. Coulter be examined and if found worthy be ordained as ministers of the Gospel

Adjourned. til evening:

Saturday Evening the Church Met then proceeded to business

1st: the minutes of previous meeting read and accepted.

On Motion and second Elders J. F. Brittain and A Hopper and our deacons are called as Presbytery to Examine the above Brethens.

On Motion Adjourned.

11 October 1878

Friday night before 2nd Sunday in October 1878 - The Church Met and after Worship proceeded to Business on motion and second agreed we extend an area of this church into the settlement of Brother Noell, 12 miles south of here and give our Pastor and Brother A Hopper the privilage of receiving members into the church at that place.

Adjourned in order.

12 Oct 1878

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in October 1878 - The church Met and after Service proceeded to Business

1st: (nothing recorded here)

Adjourned. til 10 o'clock Sunday

13 Oct 1878

Sunday 10 o'clock the church met and after singing and preaching the Presbytery proceeded to examine in order to Ordination of Brothers Creel Hopper, And John Speer as ministers. and Brother Elijah Jackson as a deacon. Brother T. a. coulton was not present so he was not examined. After examination they proceeded to ordain Brothers Creel Hopper And J. C. Speer as ministers and Elijah jackson as deacon.

Then Adjourned. to meet at the water on monday at 10 o'clock

14 Oct 1878

Monday 10 o'clock . the church met at the water and Brother John Wilson And Sister Luceta Wilson, Salatha Watts and Rozilla Mc Cord was baptized.

November and December 1878

The Church met but no business done

11 January 1879

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in January 1879. the Church met and after Worship proceeded to business

1st: Previous Minutes read and approved.

2nd: Peace of the Church called for When it was found that a difficulty was existing between Brother A Hopper and Brother R. B. Stafford that appears they can not settle between theirselves. Therefor a Committee e was appointed of Brothers J. H. covey, Elijah Jackson d John Speer and Elder J. F. Brittain as foreman to wait upon said party and try to bring about a reconcillition between them.

Adjourned.

26 January 1879

The 4th: Sunday in January 1879 a meeting was commenced that continued daily for 9 days.

29 January 1879

Wednesday an invitation was given to unite with us and Brothers and Sisters J. F. Brittain, Mary Brittain, C. H. P. lorrabee, Mary larrabee, David Larrabee. and Lucy Larrabee was received by letter and bros David and syman Covey Sisters June and Emma pruitt and Sisters Bonnett and Sandalia Hopper was received as candidates for baptism.

8 February 1879

Saturday before 2nd Sunday February 1879 the church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: previous minutes read and adopted

2nd: The Reference was Taken and the committee was called on for their report so they stated that reconcilation was made between Brothers A Hopper and R. R. Stafford.

3rd: on motion and second the committee was discharged

4th: Whereas Brother R. B. Stafford was declared non fellowship with us in church relation By Joining another church not of our faith and order therefore on motion to second agreed that our paston appoint a committee to visit Brother Stafford and labour with him at report at our next regular meeting. Committee e of C. H. P. Larrabee and J. H. Covey,

9 February 1879

Sunday 11 o'clock The Church Met and an invitation was given to unite with us, Sister Ellen Roads Came forth as a canditate for baptism. Brother C. H. P. Larrabee was ordained as minister of the Gospel.

8 March 1879

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in March 1879 The Church met after Worship to proceed to business.

1st: The reference was taken up in relation to Brother Stafford and the committee was Called for their report. so they stated they had visited with Brother Stafford and conversed with him and that he had decided to remain where he is and be no more a part of us.

2nd: Committee e was discharged

3rd: Motion and secord agreed that we withdraw ourselves from bro, Stafford.

4th: Peace of Church called For-All in Peace

Adjourned.

12 April 1879

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in April Church met And after worship proceeded to business

1st: Previous Minutes read and received

2nd: Whereas in time past reports had went out that Sisters Nancy and Martha White had left us and joined another denomination and Brother A. Hopper has volunteered as committee to investigate the report. he now makes his Report He states he has visited said Sisters and had it from their own words that they did not intentionally join the other denomination and they still considered themselves Members of our Body.

3rd: report was received and Committee e discharged

4th: Peace of Church Called For- all at Peace

Adjourned.

13 April 1879

Sunday 11 o'clock the church met then repaired to water and Sisters Jane Pruitt, Emma Pruitt, Vandalia Hopper, Ellen Roads, and Brothers David Covey and Simon Covey were baptized by our pastor.

12 July 1879

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in July. church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: previous minutes read and accepted

2nd: peace of church called for-all at peace.

3rd: Theras as Pastor J. F. Brittain soons expects to start west to be gone from among us for some months. on motion and seconded agreed that we give him a certificate of recommendation to the people where ever his lot may be cast.

4th: by request of Sister Elizzie Dejarnett she is granted a letter of dismission from us. [ Note from Dolores Raines: my grandmother Mary Elizabeth Bly Dejarnett Raines]

7 June 1879

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in June 1879. the church met for worship but no business was done

Adjourned.

8 June 1879

Sunday after worship an invitation was given to unite with us and Sister Sarah White was received by Relation.

12 July 1879 (Editor: Can't explain why there are two entries for July)

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in July 1879 - Church met for worship then proceeded to business.

1st: mimutes of last read and accepted

Adjourned. til 11 o'clock services on monday

14 July 1879

Monday. Church met after service business was conducted

1st: agreed to be represented in the South West Bethel Association

2nd: whereas it is reported that Brother O. H. P. Larrabee has been preaching somethings that we don't believe to be true Bible Doctrine.

3rd: committee appointed to investigate. Elder J. f. Brittain, Anderson Hopper, John Speer, Creel Hopper and Deacons E. Jackson and J. H. Covey

Adjourned.

9 August 1879

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1879 - The church Met and after service Proceeded to business.

1st: The reference in relation to Brother Larrabee was taken up and committee - asked for report. so they stated that they had visited Brother Larrabee and had found the reports to be true and that Brother Larrabee is firm in his belief and also he is dissatisfied to remain with us any longer.

2nd: by request of Brother O. H. P. Larrabee and Sister Mary Larrabee and David and Lucy Larrabee we resine the act of recovering them Into the church And return unto them their former Church letters.

Adjourned.

September 1879 to March 1880

Church met regularly til April with no Business taken up til April 1880.

10 April 1880

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in April 1880 - Church Met and after worship was Adjourned. til After services Sunday

11 April 1880

Sunday - After worship

1st: Elder J. F. Brittain was appointed Moderator Potem

2nd: Motion and second we elect a Pastor

3rd: Elected Elder William W. Price as pastor by vote

4th: By request Brother J. w. Hopper and Sister Mary Hopper are granted a letter of dismission from us.

Adjourned.

15 May 1880

Saturday before 3rd Sunday in May 1880 - The Church met and after preaching by Elder William Price Proceeded to business.

1st: previous meeting minutes read and adopted

2nd: Peace of the church called for-all in peace.

Adjourned.

16 May 1880

Sunday 11 o'clock - Church met for worship after which an invitation to unite was given and Brother Milford Hopper and Sister Mary Hopper were received by letter.

12 June 1880

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in June 1880 - Church met for worshi and after proceeded to business.

1st: Previous Minutes read and accepted

2nd: Peace of church called-all in peace

3rd: By request Brother Anderson Hopper, Sister Mary Hopper and Sisters Amanda Hopper and Francis Coulter granted letters of dismission from us.

Adjourned.

13 June 1880

Sunday after worship invitation was given to unite with us and Brother J. N. Pruitt, D. A. White, and Sister A Covey was received by relation.

10 July 1880

Saturday before 2nd Sunday July 1880 - the church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Previous minutes read and adopted

2nd: By Request Brother J. C. Speer and Sister Sarah Speer granted a letter of dismission from us

3rd: peace of church called- all in peace

Adjourned.

14 August 1880

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1880 - Church met and after worship

1st: an invitation was given and Brother Brother Jeremiah Mosure and Sister Sarah Mosure were received as Canditates for baptism.

2nd: minutes os previous meeting read and accepted

3rd: letter to Association read and adopted

4th: bros John Wilson and Marion Hopper volunteered to deliver letter.

5th: peace of church called for-all in peace

Adjourned.

15 August 1880

Sunday after worship an invitation was given to unite and Brother James Walker, Sisters Nancy Likens and Mahala Davis was received as candidates for baptism. Sister Sarah Pruitt and bro. James Pruitt was Received by relation.

11 September 1880

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September 1880 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: previous minutes read and accepted

2nd: invitation given none received

3rd: Whereas Sister Malissa Fortner has joined another denomination not of our faith and by her request is dropped from our number.

4th: peace of church called for-all in peace

Adjourned.

12 September 1880

Sunday morning after service met at water and Brother James Walker, Sister Sarah J. Moshair, Nancy Likens and Mahala Davis was babtized by our Pastor elder William V. Vise. The Church met at the Arber for worship from day to day for 10 days. 13 September 1880 On monday morning, Brothers Charles Layton, George Layton, and Thomas Likens was received as Canidates for baptism

15 September 1880

Wednesday morning Brother Howard Pruitt was received as candidate for baptism. Wednesday evening Brothers Harrison Pruitt, Reason Woodard, Thomas Wilson, and Lunsford Walker was received as candidates for baptism.

17 September 1880

Friday morning Met at the water Brothers: Charles Layton, George layton, Thomas Likens, Howard Pruitt, Reason Woodard, Thomas Wilson Lunsford Walker and Jeremiah Moshier were all babtized and Sister Kissime Hill was received as a candidate for baptism. Saturday night Brothers John E Bly, and Clayton Pruitt and Sister Martha Jane Covey and Arminda Hopper were received as Canditates for baptism and Sister Elizzie De Jarnett was received by relation. Sister Sarah Woodard was received by letter.

19 September 1880

Sunday the church met at the water and the following was babtized by Elder T. D. Lamb. John E. Bly, Clayton Pruitt, Kissire Hill, Martha Jane Covey, Arminda Hopper Sunday night Brother James Moshier and Sister Minervy Sperry were received as Candites for baptism and were babtized by Elder T. D. Lamb on Monday.

26 September 1880

4th: Sunday in September 1880 - Church met for worship an invitation to unite given and Brother Thomas Sperry and Sister Mary Barton came forward and was received as candidates for baptism Monday morning church met at the water and Brother Thomas Sperry and Sister Mary Barton was babtized by Elder John Spear.

9 oct 1880

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in oct 1880 - church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: previous minutes read and accepted

2nd: Peace of Church called-all in peace

3rd: whereas Sister Amarinda Stafford has joined another denomination not of our faith and practice agreed that we withdraw from her for want of fellowship.

3rd: Brother John Thomason is said to have been quilty of adultry where upon on motion and second a committe of 3 has been appointed to visit him and request him to meet with us at our next regular meeting. Brothers Creel Hopper, R. Jackson and John Wilson were appointed to Committee e

Adjourned.

11 December 1880

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in dec 1880 - church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Minutes of previous meeting read and adopted

2nd: Reference to case of Brother John Thomason taken up and committee was called on for their report so report was made by Brother John Wilson as follows I visited Brother John Thomason and notified him of the charges against him and requested he meet with us at our next regular meeting. So he stated that the charges were partly false and that others that was in the church was just as quilty as he was and unless the church dealt with others that he had no confession to make. Report received and committee dismissed

4th: now whereas as matter in dispute rest between Brother John Thomason and Sister Mary Killman therefore a motion and second agreed that we withdraw ourselves from said Brother and Sister for disorderly conduct.

5th: peace of the church called for-and it was found that the peace had been disturbed in this -whereas Brother John Spears who is now holding a letter of dismission from us, also credentials of ordination as a minister of the gospel, he having Publicly stated that he intended to go to another church not of our faith and practice therefore on motion and second we appoint a committee to visit bro Spears and request him to return our letter of dismission from us. also his Credental of ordination as a minister of the Gospel provided however that he has not changed his mind in relation to this matter. Brothers B. White, Creel Hopper and J. N. Pruitt appointed as committee

Adjourned.

8 January 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in January 1881 - The Church met for worship. No Business conducted.

12? February 1881

Church met for Worship. No Business conducted.

12 March 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in March 1881 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: previous minutes read and adopted

2nd: the reference was taken upon the case of Brother Spears and Report was given by committee so they stated they had visited bro spears and that he returned the papers to them.

3rd: Committee e dismissed

4th: Whereas Brothers John Spears, James T Anderson, Sister Permilia Anderson, Brother Thomas Likens, Nancy Likens, Thomas Sperry, Memory Sperry, Kisiah Hill Mary Barton Mahalia Davis and Charles Layton hace all dis united with us in church relations by organizing another church not of our faith or practice agreed that we withdraw from them from want of church fellowship.

5th: Peace of Church Called for. and it was found that the peace had been disturbed by reports that Brother E. Jackson had been intoxicated. that Brother Jackson being present made his confession that he was overtaken in that fault and had yielded to temptation, and had at different times been under the enfluence of intoxication but he stated that he was very That such was the case and asked the church to forgive him his faults.

6th: Brother Jackson granted and church forgave him

9 April 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in April 1881 - Church Met for worship but no business was done.

7 May 1881

Church met for worship then proceeded to business.

1st: Creel Hopper was appointed Moderator Protem

2nd: previous minutes read and accepted

3rd: peace of church called for-all at peace

4th: whereas our Pastors term is out with us agreed to elect a new pastor. Vote taken and elected Brother William Vise As our new pastor

Adjourned.

11 June 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in june 1881 - church met and after preaching our pastor proceeded to business

1st: minutes of previous meeting read and adopted.

2nd: peace of church called for - all in peace

Adjourned.

12 June 1881

On Sunday after preaching invitation was given to unite with us, Sister Sarah J. Cooper was received as candidate for baptism.

9 July 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in July 1881 - Church met and after services proceeded to business

1st: previous minutes read and adopted

2nd: Peace of the Church called for and it was found that there was a general report throughout the country that Sister Elizzie De Jarnett is quilty of very disordley conduct. whereupon a motion and second agreed we appoint a committee of three Sisters to visit Sister De Jarnett and investigate said report at our next regular meeting and Sisters Edna Watson, Mary Hopper and Jane Pruitt was appointed.

3rd: Whereas bro. John Green has been absent from us for 9 years and his whereabouts unknown therefore agreed his name be dropped from our list.

4th: Invitation given to unite but none received but Sister Lenora Combs stated previous to her baptism that she had not been renegated or born again but since that time God has pardoned her sins and request to now be babtized. her request is granted.

Adjourned.

10 July 1881

Sunday evening the church met at the water and Sister Lenora combs was baptized.

13 August 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1881 - Church Met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: previous minutes read and adopted

2nd: the committee on investigation made their report as follows; we your committee did visit Sister De Jarnett and she stated that the reports were true and that she had no acknowledgement to make and for the church to dispose of her as they saw fit. Edna watson, Mary Hopper and Jane Pruitt committee

3rd: committee discharged

4th: Agreed that we withdraw ourselves from Sister De Jarnett for disordley conduct.

5th: Agreed we be treperesented in South bethel assoc by Brothers Marion Hopper, Thomas Watson and E. Jackson

6th: by request Brother Thomas Wilson granted a letter of dismission

Adjourned.

10 September 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September 1881 - owing to a rain storm church did not meet til 11 o'clock but at night the church met for worship but no business done

Adjourned.

14 September 1881

The following week on Wednesday Sisters Malinda Brittain and Ester Pruitt were received as candates for baptism and on thursday Brother S. A. Kilman was baptized

Adjourned.

8 October 1881

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in October 1881 - Church met and after worship proceeded to Business;The clerk being absent, Brother D. A. White was Appointed clerk protem. By request Brothers James Pruitt, J. N. Pruitt, and Sister Sarah Pruitt and Brother howard Pruitt and Sister Emma Pruitt are all granted letters of dismission from us.

Adjourned til Sunday

15 September 1881

Sunday the church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: by request bro. D. L. Pruitt and Sister Phebe Pruitt granted letters of dismission from us.

Adjourned.

November and December 1881

The church met but no business was done.

7 January 1882

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in January 1882 - the church met for worship then proceeded to business.

1st: Previous Minutes read and adopted

2nd: Brother William M Vise And Sister Vise presented Themselves for membership in our body and was received by letter.

3rd: Peace called for-all in peace

Adjourned.

11 February 1882

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in February 1882 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Previous Minutes read and accepted.

2nd: Visiting brethens invited to aid in council.

3rd: invitation given to unite with us. Brother J. F. Brittain and Sister Mary Brittain was received into our fellowship. They had previously been dismissed from us by letter.

4th: Considerable number of our present Memberships is now absent from us and for sometime has failed to meet with us therefore agreed that our clerk with assistance draw off a list of names as absentees and present them at our next regular meeting.

5th: by request Sister Rozilla Mc COrd is granted a letter of dismission from us.

Adjourned.

11 March 1882

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in March 1882 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Previous Minutes Read and accepted

2nd: Invitation to Unite issued. and Brother William Gilstrap and Sister Sarah Gilstrap was received by letter and Sister Nancy Kilman was received by relation.

3rd: The Following list of names were submitted for consideration: Peter Humphrey, Mary Manis, Rebecca Caldwell, Thomas A. Coulter, Virginia Coulter, and it being known Brother and Sister Coulter has joined another church and the rest are gone from our area that we drop them from our list

4th: Brother Milford Hopper appointed Assistant Clerk.

Adjourned.

8 April 1882

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in April 1882 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Previous Minutes read and adopted

2nd: Peace of Church called For-all in peace

3rd: agreed we elect new pastor and by vote Brother William Vise was reelected.

4th: invite to unite with us given and Sister Acres was received on recommendation.

Adjourned.

Sunday 11 o'clock the Church Met and invite to unite - given. Brother Howard Pruitt and Sister Emma Pruitt was received by letter.

May-June-July 1882

Church met but no business done.

12 August 1882

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1882 - Church Met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Previous minutes read and adopted

2nd: Peace of Church Called For and it was found that peace was disturbed by Numerous Rumors that was injurious to the cause of Christ whereon the church appointed a committee to investigate such reports as may be found and to report at our next regular meeting. Committee e Appointed, Brothers John R. Wilson, S. A. Kilman and Milford Hopper.

Adjourned.

9 September 1882

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September 1882 - Church met for worship and the meeting continued from day to day the following week: and during the meetings Brother Joseph Yates and Sister Luisa Yates was received by relation and Brother John Camerom and Sister Martha Ann Cameron was received by restoration. Sisters Molly Murley, Rebecca Pruitt, Lottie Yates, Mary Jane Pruitt and Brothers Soloman Yates Frank Stokes and William Woodard was received for baptism, being baptized at the close of meeting.

Adjourned.

No records from September 1882 til July 1883

7 July 1883

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in July 1883 - Church met and after worship Proceeded to business.

1st: took up the case against Sister Spense, so report was given by committee. We visited Sister spense and she refused to give satisfaction. Comittee discharged.

2nd: agreed to withdraw from Sister Spense for want of church fellowship

3rd: Charge preferred against Brother James Mosure for Swearing. Commitee appointed to visit Brother Mosure. Brothers Howard Pruitt and Thomas Watson.

4th: whereas Brother George Layton and Mary Layton and Jane Covey and Lucy Covey had joined a christian order therefore we withdraw from them.

Adjourned.

11 August 1883

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1883 - Church Met and After Worship proceeded to Business and agreed to hold meetings for 1 week

12 August 1883

on Sunday Brother J. L. Bruner was redeived by letter. Brother John Laws and Lottie Laws and Sister Viola Hopper, Kie Laws by relation

13 August 1883

2nd: monday Jasper and margaret Hopper Samuel laws, Elzada Laws, Joseph Parton, John Woodard was received as candidates for baptism. Sister Mary Parks and A. Parks and George Layton was received by relation. Brothers F. B. Langsford and, S. Smith, . and Sister Smith was received as candidates for baptism. Brother Thomas Coffelt was received by relation. John H Fisher was received as canditate for baptism. Sister Mary Coffelt, Marget Coker, Lousia Watts, Nancy coker, S. W, Colbert and Robert Coker Was received as CAnditates for baptism.

18 August 1883

Friday after worship held conference and agreed that we as the Mincy Church be represented in the Association this year 1883. Brother E Jackson, Harrison Truitt and Marion Hopper as Messengers.

Friday night Sister Della Bedingfield, James Pruitt ABner Layton, was received as canditates for baptism. F. W. Doll and W. Likens received by relation.

19 August 1883

Saturday: Brothers William Davis, Wesley Woodard, James H Parton, Leander Hopper, William Laws, Henry Sims. recieved as canditates. for baptism. Sisters Malcina Davis and Henrietta Laws by letter. Mary E Layton by relation. Sunday after worship the above were all baptized. except Louisa Watts by Pastor Vise.

20 August 1883

Sunday: Sisters Memory Brittain and Kissine Hill was received by relation. William Safford and Emma Turner received for baptism.

21 August 1883

Monday: Brother Milton P. Brittain and Nancy Brittain received by relation.

8 September 1883

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September 1883 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Previous minutes read and accepted

2nd: Case Against James Mosure taken up. James Mosure was excluded for misbehavior and bad language.

13 October 1883

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in oct 1883 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Peace of Church called for- all in peace.

2nd: Brother J. H. Pruitt elected as Clerk

Adjourned.

10 November 1883

Church met but no business done.

8 December 1883

Church Met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Peace of Church Called For - Not in Peace. Differences between Brother Jackson And Brother Brittain. Appointed to investigate were Brother Frank White and Brother A. White and Brother Langston.

12 January 1884

Saturday before 2nd Sunday inJanuary 1884 - Church Met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: Previous minutes read and accepted

2nd: Peace of Church called for. Report received and Committee e discharged. The difference is settled and forgiven.

3rd: Agreed to commence four times a year to meet and wash feet.

Adjourned.

9 February 1884

Church met on Saturday before 2nd Sunday in February and invite to unite was given. John Wilson joined by experience of Grace Church.

Adjourned.

8 March 1884

Saturday before 2nd: Sun. in March 1884 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

1st: called to order by Moderator William W Vice

2nd: Peace of Church Called For-all at peace

3rd: Brother Howard Hewitt resigns as clerk of church

4th: Adjourned.

12 April 1884

The Church met for worship then proceeded to business.

1st: Previous Minutes read and adopted.

2nd: Peace of Church called for-not in peace. D. A. White preferred a charge against J. F. Brittain as follows; J. F. Brittain is not a qualified minister of the Gospel. Charges and specifications retained by motion and second and rejected by 29 against 5 upon which William Vice withdrew and called the church a Band of "Robs".

3rd: church elected Marion as Moderator and a charge was preferred against William Vice for lying in order to pull down others in order to build himself up. Vice asserted that James F Brittain Preached that the church of Jesus Christ was going to hell and sinners was going too. He asserted that J. F. Brittain was excluded from the church for preaching hearsay. Vice did assert that J. F. Brittain did preach the immersion essential to remission of sins. William V. Vice did assert that J. F. Brittain did not make concession to worry of suing remarks and before he was excluded from the church. William Vice did assert that he would never grant J. F. Brittain a letter of Dismission from the church. Nor would never enter the stand again with him for he is corrupt. and the charge was taken up and a committee appointed to investigate. Committee e of H. Gilstrap, James S Bruner.

Adjourned.

10 May 1884

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in May 1884 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: by electing Marion Hopper as Moderator Protem.

2nd: Previous Minutes read and Accepted

3rd: references called for report from Committee J. T. Gilstrap and James Bruner. As Reported: We visited Brother Vice and he declared he would have nothing - their time was in vain running after him. Committee dismissed. Vice Being Present, asked to make a statement. Request Granted. He called for the Charges and specifations and proceeded to answer. #1 I Can Prove that J. F. Brittain did preach that the church of Jesus Christ is going to hell and sinners with it, #2 I can prove that there was a committee appointed on the Akers case and i was on the committee. #3 I can prove that J. F. Brittain did preach true immersion in order of remission for sins #4 I Can Prove By. D. A. White, and his wife, E Jackson, Edney Watson, Emaline Jackson, Sister Watson and Sister Jackson presented their Evidence called for. they testified that they never heard such statements made by Brother Brittain. #5 I did say he was Excluded for preaching hearsay #6 I did say and still say that J. F. Brittain did not make Acknowledgement to the wrong of suing Sister Akers. #7 J. F. Brittain is a lyer which i will prove by reading a letter from Brother Clevenger which states that Vice wrote to him stating that J. F. Brittain told at Mincy that Brother Clevenger was accused of stealing a hog [on investigation it was proven that J. F. Brittain never said that Brother Clevenger stole a hog but that there was a dispute between Brother Clevenger and some of the members of the church on Bear Creek about a hog that was killed at his house after Vise left his house. Witnesses for J. F. Brittain were: William Woodard, T. B. Langford, L. J. Bruner, E Jackson, C. T. Pruitt, William S Smith, Fredrick Dola, William H Gilstrap, Marion Hopper, H Pruitt. Specifactions against J. F. Brittain was then proven false. A second charge was then brought against Wm Vice and all that withdrew with him from the church. Committee appointed to inform them of charges.

Adjourned.

11 May 1884

Sunday - Church met after services and proceeded to business.

1st: Took up case on William Vice. report: We carefully investigated the Case of William W Vise therefore we recommend that whereas he is quilty of the charge it is the duty of this church to call in his Credintals and withdraw the hand of Fellowship from him. Credentials recalled and hand of fellowship withdrawn. committee dismissed.

Adjourned.

7 June 1884

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in june 1884 - church met and after services proceeded to business.

1st: Called Brother Ball as Moderator Protem

2nd: previous minutes read and accepted

3rd: Report on members who went off with William Vise. Agreed to withdraw the hand of friendship to them.

Adjourned.

12 July 1884

Saturday before 2nd: Sunday in July 1884 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: T. B. Langford resigned as Clerk

2nd: J. F. Brittain appointed as Clerk

3rd: peace of church called - peace disturbed by disordely walk of Brothers, William Lankford and Abner Layton. Committee Appointed to investigate was T. B. Lankford, J. F. Brittain.

Adjourned.

3 August 1884

Church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Report of committee reported and committee discharged, Agreed to withdraw fellowship with William Langford and Abner Layton

Adjourned. :

9 August 1884

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August 1884 - Church met and after services proceeded to business.

1st: Previous minutes read and accepted

Adjourned.

13 September 1884

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in September 1884 - Church Met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Brother William Langford resigned as Moderator Protem

2nd: J. F. Brittain appointed as Mod Protem

3rd: Brothwee William s Smith elected as Clerk

4th: Brothers James Bruner, Marion Hopper and T. B. Lankford and Robert Coker elected as Deacons

14 September 1884

Sunday 11 o'clock - Pastor elected. Milton Brittain; Brother Creel Hopper assistant Pastor; Brother T. B. Langford requested letter. Agreed Letter grants request; Brother J. F. Brittain resigns as Mod Potem And Calls for a letter as he and his Wife Mary are Going to Omaha, Arkansas. Request Granted.

Adjourned.

11 October 1884

Saturday before 2nd Sunday in October 1884 - Church Met and after worship proceeded to Business.

1st: Peace Of Church Called For-all in Peace

2nd: Previous minutes read and accepted.

3rd: Motion and second we change meeting time from 11 o'clock to 2 pm. agreed

12 October 1884

Sunday - church met then proceeded to business.

1st: no business

Adjourned.

10 November 1884

Saturday before 2nd: Sun. in November 1884 - Church met and after worship proceeded to business

1st: Church called for peace- not in peace

2nd: Brother Nathanial Pruitt and others have gone off into the dissimulation known as the White River Association.

3rd: on Motion and second we appoint a committee to investigate. Committee e: James bruner, Creel Hopper And S. Smith.

11 November 1884

Sunday Nov 11 - Church met Sister Walker presented herself for membership