Baptist Church (Colored), Franklin, was constituted about the year 1872 or 1873, with eight members, a number which has since increased to ninety-three. The first deacons were Samuel Elkins and Squire Moore. The following ministers have sustained the pastoral relation: Revs. Mr. Singleton, Thomas Robinson, Mr. Winyard, Ephraim Tyler, William Harris, George Smith, and the present incumbent, Rev. David Slaughter. A frame house of worship was built on West Madison Street, in 1878, and formally dedicated the same year. The officers of the congregation are: M. Clark, Anderson Beaty, and Edward Blakemore, deacons, and H. Clark, clerk. Mr. Blakeman is also superintendent of the Sunday school.