CUMBERLAND CO. AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH HISTORIES
Courtesy Barren’s Black Roots Volume 3, Michelle Gorin
Gorin Genealogical Publishing,
(c) May 1993. Source: The Jubilee History and
Biographical Sketches of Liberty Association, by G.
RE. Ford, Printed and Published by Times Publishing
Company of Smiths Grove, Ky., 1916.
Burkesville Baptist Church
Burkesville Baptist Church was organized by Rev.
Balinger Wright, a white Baptist of Cumberland County,
in 1869. The first pastor was Rev. Billy Wilson; the
second, Rev. Shed Wraley; the third, Rev. Joseph Miles,
of Glasgow, Ky.; the fourth, Rev. G. W. Samples, who
served for twenty-six years; the fifth, Rev. T. M. Duff,
who has served for twelve years and is the present
church has had the following deacons: Bros. A. F. Baker,
David Wagner, Milton Ellington; the present deacons are
Bros. O. Owsley, A. L. Scott, F. E. Baker, H. C. Baker.
The secretaries are as follows: Bros. S. P. Spearman,
Milton Ellington, B. J. Baker; who has served for
had had two buildings: the first was a box house valued
at about $50, the second is a frame building valued at