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Fayette County, Alabama

~ North River Baptist Association ~
(1888)



Fifty Fourth Annual Session of the North River Baptist Association held with Mt. Joy Baptist Church in Fayette County, Alabama.  From Sept. 22nd, 24th 1888, Inclusive.

Officers:
Rev. L.B. HARBIN, Moderator - Hewitt, Ala.
James S. WATTS, Clerk - Day's Gap, Ala.
G.D. O'REAR, Corresponding Secretary - Jasper, Ala.

List of Churches and Delegates:

Pleasant Springs

L.M. BUSBEE  -  J.T. BUSBEE  -  A.B. SANFORD

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Union Grove

J.M. THACKER  -  James T. JONES  -  J.W. WALLICE

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Salem

J.J. JACKSON  -  W.M. JACKSON  -  W.C. ADKINS

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Bethel

James WILLCUTT  -  W.J. JONES  -  O.G. KILGORE

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Union

R. COLBURN  -  James A. COLBURN  -  J.Z. COLBURN  -  J.K. STRICKLAND

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Mt. Carmel

W.G. DAVIS  -  Nat HIGHSAW  -  Jno. T. MORRIS

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Day's Gap

L.P. CRAIG  -  Jno. H. POOL  -  S.H. KARRH  -  James H. POOL
John WALTON


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Hepsibah

W.P. SMITH  -  J.B. SIDES  -  J.H. SMITH  -  D.S. SMITH

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Bethany

E.R. LITTLE  -  W.R. KEETON  -  J.F. STURGES

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Liberty Grove

Wm. H. SIDES  -  R.B. KEETON  -  A.A. SIDES

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Samaria

J.M. KITCHENS  -  D.H. CLIFTON  -  R.H. SMITH  -  L.P. BOSHELL
E.L. BROWN


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New Prospect

J.J. MULLIGAN  -  L.P. KIKER  -  Joshua ATKINS  -  S. COONER
S.A. SMITH


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Jasper

G.D. O'REAR  -  Ira ROBINS  -  S. LACY  -  T.B. TAYLOR  -  Wm. RANDOLPH
S. HENDERSON


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Bethlehem

L. B. HARBIN  -  W.M. McDUFF  -  J.F. McDUFF  -  D.A. KEMP

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New Hope

J.W. BAGWELL  -  A.B. CLEMENTS  -  J.W. FIELDS

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Mt. Joy

H.G. AMERSON  -  R.A. BAKER  -  B.M. KIMBRELL  -  Z.J. AMERSON

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Lebanon

A. KILGORE  -  Burrell EARNEST  -  W.J. EARNEST  -  Jno. T. EARNEST

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Macedonia

Jas. L. GILDER  -  Q.D. HANEY  -  Wm. DOZIER  -  Joseph C. TAYLOR

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Pleasant Grove
(Fayette County)

Wm. K. LYONS  -  Jno. F. MEYERS  -  Joseph JOHNSON

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New River

A.A. SMITH  -  Jno. BARNARD  -  A.W. KILLINGSWORTH

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Pleasant Field

W.P. ODOM  -  Jacob SMITH  -  Jas. T. GRACE

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Providence

J.C. SARTAIN  -  Jas. S. WATTS  -  J.W. PHIFER  -  J.A. SUMNER

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Oregonia

C.R. McCORD  -  S.S. UTLEY  -  M.M. HAGER

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Pleasant Grove
(Walker County)

W.H. McLANE  -  J.J. STEADMAN  -  B.F. THOMAS  -  R.P. KEY
J.E. GRACE  -  W.T. RUTLEDGE


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Zion

V.V. RICHARDSON  -  Jno. O. BANKS  -  W.J. CHAPPELL

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Bethabara

J.W. ROGERS  -  J.D. PITTMAN  -  N.H. HARRIS  -  P.M. STEWART

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Mt. Zion

Wm. PATTON  -  A. PATTON  -  J.M. DAVIS  -  J.E. THACKER


Excerpts from Minutes read as follows:

Sunday, September 23rd, 1888

Owing to the rainfall on Sunday, no services till 12:30 o'clock pm.  Preaching by A. KILGORE followed by L.B. HARBIN.  At 3 o'clock pm Eld. J.E. COX preached a missionary sermon text "How shall they preach except they be sent."  At the close of the sermon a collection was taken up for State missions amounting to $9.05.

Monday, September 24th, 1888

On motion a committee was appointed to re-district the association and divide it into 4 parts instead of two.  The committee was J.F. McDUFF, B.M. KIMBRELL, A.W. KILLINGSWORTH, J.J. MULLIGAN and L.M. BUSBEE.

The following named brethren are nominatated to go to the Baptist State Convention:

Elders L.B. HARBIN, S. HENDERSON, J.W. RODGERS, A. KILGORE, Wm. PATTON, W.P. SMITH, and brethren J.F. McDUFF, T.P. LAMKIN, J.F. APPLING and R.A. BAKER.
     ~ Respectfully submitted, R.A. BAKER, Chairman.

The next meeting of the First District to be held with Bethabara Church on Friday before the first Sunday in September 1889.  Rev. J.R. SARTAIN to preach the Introductory Sermon, Rev. Wm. PATTON alternate.  Rev. A. KILGORE to preach at 11 o'clock on Sunday, Rev. J.W. ROGERS, alternate.

On motion, Elder J.W. RODGERS was appointed to attend the Southern Baptist Convention to be held at Memphis, Tenn.

Called for report on Vocal Music - We your committee on vocal music report as follows:

We regret to learn that the science of vocal music in this assoc. has been gradually giving way for some years past, in fact, in some localities the science of vocal music is hardly known.  As we believe that vocal music is one of the important parts of the worship of God we hardly know what course to pursue.  We recommend that the pastors of our churches impress upon the minds of the people the necessity of this part of the worship of our God.  And, brethren, let us all arouse from this slumber and improve our talents while we yet have time and opportunity.
     ~ H.G. AMERSON, Chairman


Source:

Melinda Unruh, "North River Baptist Assoc. 1888," on ALWALKER Mailing List, 16 Oct 1998.  ["Received copies of the minutes for North River Baptist Assoc. for the years 1882 through 1901..."]





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