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Dripping Springs Baptist Church

Formerly of Barren County, now in Metcalfe County KY

Slaves who were members of a white church

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,  Gorin Genealogical Publications,(c) Feb 1995. By permission.


Anderson              Jan 1838: Servant of Henry Hays received; excluded later, no date shown

Ann                        Jan 3838: Servant of Benson Gewell [Jewell] “taken off”

Anney                    June 1816: Servant of Bro Smith joined by letter, excluded, recanted and rejoined at

                                some date later

Bartlett                   Sept 1829: Slave of Sister Hall. Joined by letter, later excluded.

Beck                       1825 – joined by experience, servant of Bro Hays. Name marked through later, no date.

Ben                         1st 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.

Betty                      July 1819, joined by experience. Shown as servant of Sister Newland, dismissed by

                                letter later, no date shown.

Charlotte                1st Sun June 1819, servant of Mr Thompson joined. She had left Virginia without her

                                Letter. 1st Sat Dec 1823, letter of dismission granted, belonging to Sister Thompson.

                                She was moving and needed a church closer by.

Chloe                      1st 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 minister.

Dick                        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 named Dick.

Diner                      Dec 1827, servant of E Slemmons received by experience. Shown later as dead,

                                No dates.

Dolley                    Oct 1818, joined by letter, servant of Bro Oldham. Dismissed 1st Sat Dec 1821.

Erimces                  1st Sat May 1815. Slave of Richard Shirley, charges brought against. No resolution

Gally                       Sept 1829, woman, slave of Sister Burks received. Shown dead later, no date. Could

                                it be Sally?

Hannah                  1st Sat in Mar 1820 – received by letter, servant of Reuben Dale, “was taken away

                                without a letter. Later excluded, no date

Hannah                  Sept 1829, servant of  Sister Newland received by letter.

Jack                        Dec 1808, servant of T. James, received by letter. June 1836 another Jack joined

                                Servant of Ralph Wood, one of the two excluded.

Free Jinny Coe      Apr 1829: Joined by experience. Nov 1835, granted letter of dismission.

Joe                          1st Sat 1827, received by experience, servant of John Smith


  Lunnon                June 1829, servant of William Pedigo joined by experience. Excluded. May 1830,

                                Restored. June 1831: charges brought. Aug 1831, excluded

Lucy                       1st Sat Dec 1808, servant of Saral Bouls [Sarah Bowles] received by experience

Malinda                 June 1829, servant of Widow Smith, excluded

Miriah                    July 1829, received by experience, servant of Anderson Crenshaw, later removed by

                                letter, no date.

Ned                         June 18l29, servant of John Bowles, shown dead.

Nicholas                                1st Sat June 18l9, received by experience, servant of Alexander Spotswood

Primas                    1st 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

Rose                       1st Sat May 1830, received by letter, servant of George Scott

Sally                       Nov 1837, servant of Clement Davis, joined by experience, later removed for

                                no reason given (likely moved), no date shown

Sam                         1st Sat Mar 1814. Charges against him. 3rd Sat July 1802, excluded.

Sarah                      May 1841, servant of Widow Slemmons, joined by experience, later moved.

Sitha                       Joined Mar 1840, servant of the heirs of William McInteere by experience. Left

                                at undetermined date.

Solomon                1st Sat Oct 1807, servant of Bro Stockton. Excluded 1st Sat Nov 1807.

Vilet                        Nov 1828, servant of Tapley Oldham heirs, joined by experience. Was “carried

                                off without her letter several years ago, removed from rolls.”






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