Dripping Springs Baptist Church
Formerly of Barren County, now in
Metcalfe County KY
Slaves who were members of a white
1798 - 1852
Note: During this time period, the
church would have been in Barren Co but after Metcalfe County was
created in 1860, it automatically was in Metcalfe Co. This is the 2nd
oldest church in the area. Thus there will Barren Co names which now
appear in Metcalfe Co. Source: Barren’s Black Roots, Volume 4,
Michelle Gorin Burris,
Genealogical Publications,(c) Feb 1995. By permission.
1838: Servant of Henry Hays received; excluded later, no date shown
3838: Servant of Benson Gewell [Jewell] “taken off”
1816: Servant of Bro Smith joined by letter, excluded, recanted and
some date later
Sept 1829: Slave of Sister Hall. Joined by letter, later excluded.
1825 – joined by experience, servant of Bro Hays. Name marked
through later, no date.
Sat Jan 1815. Charges brought against him as a slave of Lowry
Bishop.. 1st Sat
Feb 1815, case continued. 1st
Sat May 1815, restored. 1st Sat in Aug 1827, charge
dropped as false.
July 1819, joined by experience. Shown as servant of Sister Newland,
letter later, no date shown.
Sun June 1819, servant of Mr Thompson joined. She had left Virginia
Letter. 1st Sat Dec 1823,
letter of dismission granted, belonging to Sister Thompson.
She was moving and needed a church
Sat June 1824. Letter of dismission given she and Dick, once
servants of Robert
Stockton; had been apparently sold
to another owner and were moving out of the
Territory. Stockton was a Baptist
Sept 1819, excluded. 1st Sat Sept 1819, received by
experience, a servant of Bro
Hase. Sept 1834: Dick, servant of
Edmund Rogers given letter of dismission. Might
have been 1, 2 or 3 individuals
1827, servant of E Slemmons received by experience. Shown later as
1818, joined by letter, servant of Bro Oldham. Dismissed 1st
Sat Dec 1821.
Sat May 1815. Slave of Richard Shirley, charges brought against. No
Sept 1829, woman, slave of Sister Burks received. Shown dead later,
no date. Could
it be Sally?
Sat in Mar 1820 – received by letter, servant of Reuben Dale, “was
without a letter. Later excluded, no
1829, servant of Sister Newland received by letter.
Dec 1808, servant of T. James, received by letter. June 1836 another
Servant of Ralph Wood, one of the
Free Jinny Coe Apr 1829:
Joined by experience. Nov 1835, granted letter of dismission.
Sat 1827, received by experience, servant of John Smith
1829, servant of William Pedigo joined by experience. Excluded. May
Restored. June 1831: charges
brought. Aug 1831, excluded
Sat Dec 1808, servant of Saral Bouls [Sarah Bowles] received by
1829, servant of Widow Smith, excluded
1829, received by experience, servant of Anderson Crenshaw, later
letter, no date.
June 18l29, servant of John Bowles, shown dead.
Nicholas 1st Sat June
18l9, received by experience, servant of Alexander Spotswood
Sat May 1837, died 1st of Jan 1827. First reference in
any church book of a
Slave’s death, he must have been
held in high regard
Sat May 1830, received by letter, servant of George Scott
Nov 1837, servant of Clement Davis, joined by experience, later
no reason given (likely moved), no
Sat Mar 1814. Charges against him. 3rd Sat July 1802,
1841, servant of Widow Slemmons, joined by experience, later moved.
Joined Mar 1840, servant of the heirs of William McInteere by
at undetermined date.
Sat Oct 1807, servant of Bro Stockton. Excluded 1st Sat
Nov 1828, servant of Tapley Oldham heirs, joined by experience. Was
off without her letter several years
ago, removed from rolls.”