Dripping Springs Baptist Church
Formerly of Barren County, now in Metcalfe
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
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 Genealogical Publications,(c)
Feb 1995. By permission.
Anderson Jan 1838: Servant of
Henry Hays received; excluded later, no date
Ann Jan 3838: Servant
of Benson Gewell [Jewell] “taken off”
1816: Servant of Bro Smith joined by letter,
excluded, recanted and rejoined some date
Bartlett Sept 1829: Slave
of Sister Hall. Joined by letter, later
Beck 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
Betty July 1819, joined
by experience. Shown as servant of Sister
Newland, dismissed by
later, no date shown.
Charlotte 1st Sun
June 1819, servant of Mr Thompson joined.
She had left Virginia without her
Sat Dec 1823, letter of dismission granted,
belonging to Sister Thompson.
moving and needed a church closer by.
Sat June 1824. Letter of dismission given
she and Dick, once servants of Robert
had been apparently sold to another owner
and were moving out of the
Stockton was a Baptist minister.
Dick Sept 1819,
excluded. 1st Sat Sept 1819,
received by experience, a servant of Bro
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,
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?
in Mar 1820 – received by letter, servant of
Reuben Dale, “was taken away
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
Ralph Wood, one of the two excluded.
Free Jinny Coe Apr 1829: Joined by
experience. Nov 1835, granted letter of dismission.
Sat 1827, received by experience, servant of
London/Lunnon June 1829, servant
of William Pedigo joined by experience.
Excluded. May 1830,
June 1831: charges brought. Aug 1831,
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
Ned June 18l29,
servant of John Bowles, shown dead.
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
death, he must have been held in high regard
Sat May 1830, received by letter, servant of
Sally Nov 1837,
servant of Clement Davis, joined by
experience, later removed for
given (likely moved), no date shown
Sat Mar 1814. Charges against him. 3rd
Sat July 1802, excluded.
Sarah May 1841, servant
of Widow Slemmons, joined by experience,
Sitha Joined Mar 1840,
servant of the heirs of William McInteere by
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
her letter several years ago, removed from