HIGHTOWER BAPTIST CHURCH MINUTES
Part 1: 1846-1865

All the names from the church minutes have been extracted and listed below.
The church is located on Hightower Church Road, Northwest of Dahlonega

There are only minutes recorded for the dates shown in the left column
--names in the rows where no date is shown apply to the date above.

  Moderators &/or   Delegates Joined Joined Dismissed   Committee    
Date Preachers Clerk Appointed by experience by letter by letter Excluded Appointed Deacons Other
                     
May 2 1846 Bro. M. Walker                  
June 6, 1846 Bro. M. Walker             E. H. Collins    
                Martin Lance    
                Henry Whisenant    
September 5 1846 Bro. Walker E. H. Collins Bro. Martin Lance John Rider            
      Henry Whisanant              
      Alexander McDuggle              
October 3 1846 Bro. Walker Bro. M. Lance     Warren Barnwell          
          Malinda Barnwell          
December 5 1846 Bro. Martin Lance Charles Head                
January 2 1847   Martin Lance                
February 6 1847 Bro. Walker Martin Lance     Jams A. Beard          
          Susanna Beard          
March 6 1847   Martin Lance           James A. Beard    
                John Rider    
                Alexander McDuggle    
April 3 1847   Martin Lance                
May 1 1847 Bro. John Sims Martin Lance       Sarah Lance       Polly Rider
            Bro. Colley W. Collins        
            and Wife        
            Bro. Warren Barnwell        
            and Wife        
June 5 1847 Bro. Walker Martin Lance       Bro.Wm Cockran        
            and Wife        
July 31 1847 Bro. Russell & Walker Martin Lance                
September 4 1847   Martin Lance Martin Lance   John Thomason Jemima Brown        
      John Thomason   Easter Thomason John Rider        
      Henry Whisenant     and Wife        
October 27 1847 Bro. Russell Martin Lance                
November 6, 1847 Bro. Russell & Walker Martin Lance     Wm. Cockran          
          Jency Cockran          
          Solomon Barns          
          Sary Barns          
January 1 1848 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
February 5, 1848 Bro. Walker Martin Lance     John P. Sims          
          Susanah Sims          
March 4, 1848 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
April 1 1848 Bro. M. Walker Martin Lance                
May 13 1848 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
May 14, 1848   Martin Lance   Nancy Watkins            
June 10 1848 Bro. M. Walker Martin Lance                
  Bro. Peter Walker                  
July 8 1848   Martin Lance               John P. Sims
July 9 1848   Martin Lance   Elijah McCrary            
August 12,1848 Bro. Peter Walker Martin Lance                
September 9 1848 Bro. Walker Martin Lance Bro. Martin Lance              
      Bro. Solomon Barnes              
      Bro. John T. Sims              
      Bro. Elijah McCray              
September 10 1848       Sarah McDuggle   Sarah Garrison        
October 7 1848 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
November 11 1848 John P. Sims Martin Lance             Bro. John P. Sims Bro. Lance
December 9 1848 Bro. Peter Walker Martin Lance             Bro. John P. Sims  
                  Micajah Walker  
                  Peter Walker  
                  Samuel Eaton  
                  Martin Lance  
          Samuel Robertson       Samuel Robetson  
February 10 1849 Bro. Walker Martin Lance     Sister Cassy Robertson          
March 10 1849 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
April 7 1849 Bro. Sims & Walker Martin Lance                
May 5 1849 Bro. Peter Walker Martin Lance                
May 6 1849         Sarah C. Lance          
          Margaret Crisson          
June 2 1849   Martin Lance                
June 30 1849   Martin Lance                
August 11 1849 Bro. J. Dowdy Martin Lance Martin Lance              
  Bro. Peter Walker   John P. Sims              
      Elijah McCrary              
      John Thomason              
September 1 1849   Martin Lance               Bro. Charles Head
September 2 1849   Martin Lance   Lauren Satterfield           John P. sims
        Emly Satterfield           John Thomason
October 6 1849 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
November 3 1849 Bro. Thomason Martin Lance           M. Lance   Micajah Walker
                J. P.Sims    
                Henry Whisenant    
December 1 1849 Bro. Thomason Martin Lance                
January 5 1850 Bro. Sims Martin Lance     John Hood         Bro. Lance
          Barbary Hood          
February 2 1850 Bro. Walker Martin Lance     Sister Hannah Finley          
                     
March 2 1850 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
April 6 1850 Bro. Sims & Walker Martin Lance                
May 4 1850 Bro. Sims & P. Walker Martin Lance                
June 6 1850 Bro. J. P. Sims Martin Lance                
  Bro. M. Walker                  
July 6 1850 Bro. P. Walker Martin Lance               Bro. Sims
August 3 1850 Bro. Walker Martin Lance J. P. Sims Judah Canns   Henry Whisinant       Bro. Barnes
      Martin Lance     and Wife        
      Bro. Barnes              
      Elijah McCrary              
September 31 1850 Bro. Peter Walker Martin Lance                
October 6 1850 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               Bro. Micjah Walker
November 2 1850 Bro. Sims Martin Lance       J. P. Sims        
            and Wife        
November 3 1850       Reuben Pearce            
        Vicy Pearce            
November 31 1850 Bro. J. Dowdy Martin Lance       Solomon Barnes        
  Wm Cockrum         and Wife        
January 4 1851 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
March 1 1851 Bro. M. Walker Martin Lance               Bro. A. McDuggle
May 3 1851   Martin Lance         Bro. W. Ballard     Bro. W. Ballard
May 31 1851 Bro. Walker Martin Lance     Maryan Carnes Elijah McCrary        
            and Wife        
            Sarah C. McCrary        
August 2 1851 Bro. Y.J. Thomason Martin Lance Martin Lance              
      John McDuggle              
      Y. J. Thomason              
September 6 1851 Bro. Walker Martin Lance                
October 4 1851 Bro. Wm Cockran Martin Lance                
December 6 1851   Martin Lance       Sis. Rosannah Newberry        
March 7 1852           Hannah Finley        
April 3 1852 Bro. M. Walker Martin Lance                
May 1 1852 Bro. Wm Cockran Martin Lance                
June 5 1852 Bro. Wm Cockran Martin Lance       Bro. Beard & Wife        
  Bro. Walker         Bro. Robertson & Wife        
July 3 1852 Bro. Walker Martin Lance     Elizabeth Watkins          
July 31 1852 Bro. Walker Martin Lance Martin Lance Addaline Whisenant            
      Y. J. Thomason C. H. Collins            
      J. McDuggle Martha Satterfield            
      John Hood              
September 9, 1852                    
September 10 1852       Benjamin McCrary            
September 11 1852 J. M. Dowdy Martin Lance   Calvin Sims            
  P. Walker     Joshua Watkins            
October 9 1852 Bro. Cockran Martin Lance               M. Lance
  Bro. Walker                 J. McDuggle
November 20 1852 Bro.Cockran Martin Lance               Wm Christopher
January 8 1853   Martin Lance       Bro. Alexander McDuggle       M. Lance
February 12 1853 Bro. Cockran Martin Lance               John McDuggle
March 12 1853 Bro. Cockran Martin Lance               M. M. Roberts
June 11 1853 J. P. Sims Martin Lance               Bro. J. McDuggle
August 13 1853 Bro. Y. J. Thomason Martin Lance Martin Lance     Rebecka Satterfield       J. Hood
      John McDuggle     Martha Cain        
      Y. J. Thomason              
September 10 1853 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
November 12 1853 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
December 10 1853 Bro. Cockran Martin Lance               John P. Sims
December 31 1853 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               J. P. Sims
January 28 1854 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               J. McDuggle
March 4 1854 Bro. Sims                 John Hood
April 1 1854                   M Lance
April 29 1854 Bro. M. Free                  
June 3 1854 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               John Thomason
July 8 1854 Bro. Sims Martin Lance Martin Lance             J. McDuggle
      John McDuggle             B. McCrary
      John Hood              
July 9 1854         John P.Sims &          
          Wife Susanah Sims          
August 2 1854 Bro. Sims Martin Lance       Y. J. Thomason & Wife        
September 30 1854 Bro. Sims Martin Lance John P. Sims   Rebeckah Satterfield          
      Martin Lance              
      John McDuggle              
October 1 1854         James Killy          
November 4 1854 J. P. Sims Martin Lance     Lewis Ballard          
November 1854   Martin Lance   Nancy Rosanah Kelly            
        Ferruby Watkins            
December 2 1854   Martin Lance                
March 3 1855 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
March 31 1855 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
May 5 1855 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               Bro. Lance
June 2 1855 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               J. McDuggle
June 15 1855   William Pruitt               Bro. Wilkins
    William Christopher                
June 30 1855   Martin Lance     Ransom J. Cain          
          & wife Martha Cain          
July 4 1855 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               Bro. Watkins
September 2 1855 Bro. Sims Martin Lance John P. Sims   Rosannah Newberry         Bro. McDuggle
      Martin Lance             Bro. Watkins
      Bro. J. Hood             Joshua Watkins
      R. Cain              
October 6 1855   Martin Lance       Bro. McDuggle & Wife        
            Bro. Watkins & Wife        
November 3 1855 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
February 2 1856   Martin Lance                
March 4 1856 Bro. Sims Martin Lance               Bro. Benjamin McCrary
May 3 1856   Martin Lance       Bro. Ballard       R. Cain
June 31 1856   Martin Lance       Rosannah Newberry Benjamin McCrary     Lewis Ballard
            Maryan Carnes       Bro. Cain
July 5, 1856   Martin Lance               Bro. Benjamin McCrary
August 2 1856 Bro. Sims Martin Lance John P. Sims             Bro. Oliver
      Martin Lance              
      John Hood              
      James Killy              
October 4 1856   Martin Lance   Rebecka Anderson           Bro. Oliver
October 5 1856   Martin Lance     Addaline Marlow         Bro. Sims
          John McDuggle          
          Sarah McDuggle          
November 1 1856 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
December 6 1856 Bro. John Jackson Martin Lance                
January 3 1857 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
January 31 1857           Bro. Hood, Wife &       Bro. Hood
            Daughter        
February 28 1857                   Nancy Watkins
April 4 1857 Bro. Sims Martin Lance         Sister Russel     Margaret Watkins
May 2 1857   Martin Lance               Sister Satterfield
June 6 1857   Martin Lance               Sister Russel
July 4 1857 Bro. Sims Martin Lance J. P. Sims       Calvin Sims     Calvin Sims
      Martin Lance              
      J. McDuggle              
      James Killy              
July 31 1857 Bro. Sims Martin Lance                
September 5 1857 Bro. Sims Martin Lance John P. Sims              
      Martin Lance              
      John McDuggle              
October 3 1857 No Preacher Martin Lance                
October 31 1857 Bro. Sims Martin Lance       John P. Sims & Wife        
            Bro. W. M Cockun        
            and Wife        
January 2 1858 No Preacher Martin Lance       Calvin Sims       L. Chumler
             
No meetings for 5 months for lack of a preacher.            
             
July 3 1858 Bro. Chambers Martin Lance M. Lance              
      John McDuggle              
      James Killy              
August 21 1858 Bro. W. B. West Martin Lance     John Hood          
          Barbary Hood          
          Sarah Whitamore          
June 11 1859 McBrayer James M. McBrayer         Rebeckah Anderson     Ransom J. Cain
  J. M. Dowdy                 Bro. J. McDuggle
July 2 1859 J. M. Dowdy Martin Lance         Bro. Cain     John Hood
August 13 1859 No Preacher Martin Lance               Bro. Cain
September 17 1859   Martin Lance John McDuggle             Bro. John Blackwell
      M. Lance              
      John Hood              
February 18 1860 Bro. John Blackwell Martin Lance         Adline Marlow      
August 31 1861 Bro. Davis Martin Lance Martin Lance              
      John McDuggle              
      John Hood              
September 28 1861   Martin Lance                
November 31 1861   Martin Lance               John Blackwell
September 5 1863 Bro. Roberts Martin Lance Martin Lance       Judah Carnes     M. G. Lance
      John Hood       Martha Lance     John Hood
Be it remembered that on the 25th day of March 1865 the Church of Christ at Hightower came together and agreed and acknowledged a full fellowship with each other and on account of having no supply nor could git none on fair principles on account of so many divisions amongst the churchs, after some consultation we agreed to give each other letters of dismission in full fellowship and be dissolved until things mite turne round that we could come together agin. Done in conference  
Martin Lance, Clerk  
   
Transcribed and contributed by Barbara E. McDonald -- September 2000