Briery Swamp Primitive Baptist Church Records, 1827 - 1829

The following are selected items taken from the church minutes as found on microfilm in the
East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J.Y. Joyner Library,
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Contributed by Roger Kammerer.

 

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At a meeting at Grindle Creek Meeting House by William COOPER and William CLARK, two licensed ministers of the United Baptist Denomination, holding their fellowship in the church at Tranters Creek on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, 1827.
On Saturday, doors opened for reception of new members, no one came forward. On Sunday, Oct. 14, Elder Thomas D. MASON preached and afterward opened door for new members when: Robert L. LANIER, Lucilla Eliza EBORN, Esther, belonging to Lemuel PERKINS, Clarissa, belonging to estate of Seth WILSON dec'd and Hannah, belonging to Mrs. JORDAN came forward, each relating an experience of grace and were received. On Tuesday, Oct. 16 following they were all baptized by Elder MASON at VAN NORDEN'S Mill. The call was made for new members and Benjamin F. EBORN, Beazer BARROW, Priscilla LOYD and Tom BOSTON, a man of colour, property of Thomas JORDAN came forward and all were baptized by Elder MASON by immersion.

Wed., Oct. 24, 1827 All the above named members produced Letters of Dismission from the Church at Tranters Creek. William COOPER, William CLARK, Louisa P. CLARK, Eliazar BARROW met at Grindles Creek Meeting House in Pitt County and after a sermon by Elder William S. NEWBERN and Thomas D. MASON, they came there and agreed to associate themselves in a church to be known as Grindle Creek Church. After the association, they called Elders NEWBERN and MASON to assist them in constituting themselves into a church recognized by the United Baptist denomination. A convenant was presented Oct. 24, 1827, signed by: William COOPER, William CLARK, Robert F. LANIER, Benjamin F. EBORN, B_______(torn), Louisa P. CLARK, Ellinr BARROW, Lucilla E. EBORN, Penelope LOYD, Nancy MOOR, Tom BOSTON, Clarrisa, Hannah and Esther.

22 Rules of Decorum given.

Oct. 24, 1827 - Thomas D. MASON, moderator. The church presented William CLARK, a licensed minister of the gospel to Elders William J. NEWBERN, Thomas D. MASON and Jeremiah LEGGETT, for ordination and by them ordained. Door opened for new members: Elizabeth M. A. LANIER, Elizabeth LITTLE, Esther VICK. Baptism to take place 2nd Sunday in Nov. next.

Conference, 2nd Sat. in November, 1827 - Thomas D. MASON, moderator. Door opened for new members: Jacob D. HARRINGTON, Archabald DUDLEY, Tallitha Cuma DUDLEY, Winny, property of Vallentine JORDAN.
Benjamin F. EBORN unanimously elected Church Clerk
Elder Thomas D. MASON called to be pastor of the Church and he arose and informed the Church he could not take pastoral care of it longer than 6 months, which was agreed to.
Conference adjoined by Thomas DANIEL.
On 2nd Monday in November, met at VAN NORDEN'S mill, Elder MASON gave a lecture on baptism and the above people were baptized by immersion.

4th Sunday in November 1827 - Thomas D. MASON gave a sermon. Door opened for new members: Lastley DUDLEY, Fanny the property of Hugh TELFAIR, Matilda, belonging to William CLARK, and Peter, belonging to James ALBRITTON.

Conference, 2nd Sat. in December, 1827 - Thomas DANIEL, moderator. Robert F. LANIER and Beazer BARROW appted. Deacons. Door opened for new members: John BUGH, received for baptism. William CLARK and Robert F. LANIER to draw up Rules of Decorum.

2nd Sunday in December, 1827 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill, Elder MASON baptized Lastly DUDLEY, John BUGH, Madlen MOORE, Fanny, Matilda and Peter. After the baptism they went to the meeting house and MASON gave a sermon. Door opened for new members: Nancy BARROW, Elizabeth JOLLY, Thomas TYSON. Martha ALBRITTON with Letters of Dismission from Red Banks Church was received into church. Rebecca DUDLEY with Letters of Dismission from Great Swamp Meeting House was received into church.

Dec. 25, 1827 - Sermons given by William CLARK and Thomas D. MASON. Door opened for new members: By Letters of Dismission from Baptist Church at Tranters Creek, Prince, Vilet and Hannah, belonging to Benjamin F. EBORN; Wealthy, property of Thomas LITTLE; Patsy, belonging to Beazer BARROW; Samuel, belonging to Mrs. Betsy JORDAN; Benjamin and Hannah, belonging to Thomas JORDAN; Sidney DANIEL and Sally HARRISON.

Conference 2nd Saturday, January 1828 - Thomas DANIEL, moderator.  Door opened for new members: Ezekiel LANGLEY. The Church to buy a book to record Church proceedings.

2nd Sunday in January 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: Urvin DUDLEY, Sally NICHOLS, Tom ORMOND, a man of colour, property of Vallentine JORDAN.

3rd Sunday in January 1828 - Elders Lemuel ROSS and Thomas DANIEL gave sermons. Door opened for new members: James DUDLEY, Ruben WHICHARD, Mary LITTLE, Nancy DUDLEY.

On Monday, Jan. 28, 1828 - Elder William CLARK baptized Sally HARRISON at BUCK'S Mill.

Conference 2nd Saturday, February 1828 - Robert F. LANIER, moderator. Door opened for new members: Elizabeth DANIEL with Letters of Dismission from Great Swamp Meeting House was received into church.

Conference 2nd Saturday, March 1828 - Enoch BRICKHOUSE, moderator. Door opened for new members: Mary Ann LITTLE, Elizabeth WHITEHEAD. On motion, agreed at next meeting that we commune and wash each others feet on Sunday of said meeting.

2nd Sunday in March 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. William CLARK baptising members. Door opened for new members: Obed MOORE and Sarah, property of William CLARK.

Conference 2nd Saturday, April 1828 - Jesse MOORE, moderator. William CLARK said Elizabeth M. A. LANIER has satisfactory excuse for missing last three conferences. Sally HARRISON has missed last three conferences.

2nd Sunday in April 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. William CLARK baptising members Nancy BARROW and Sarah, property of Elder CLARK. Door opened for new members: John S. DANIEL, Josiah DANIEL. After Baptism went to the church and Thomas D. MASON gave a sermon. Robert F. LANIER and Beazer BARROW ordained as Deacons by Elders CLARK and MASON.

Conference 2nd Saturday, May 1828 - James DANIEL, moderator. Door opened for new members: Alexander BRINKLEY, Elijah LANGLEY, Susannah DUDLEY, Elizabeth LANGLEY, Nancy DANIEL. Robert F. LANIER and Beazer BARROW appted. to superintend repairing the meeting house. Elder William CLARK called to be pastor and he accepted.

2nd Sunday in May 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: Howell WHITEHEAD, Bess, property of James ALBRITTON, Cealy, property of Major Sam'l ALBRITTON.

Conference 2nd Saturday, June 1828 - James DANIEL, moderator. Door opened for new members: Alexander BRAZEL, Mary MOORE, Nancy DANIEL Sr.

2nd Sunday in June 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: Cealy, property of Johnathan ALBRITTON; Elijah, property of Lemuel PERKINS Jr.; Jim, the property of Mrs. William JONES with Letters of Dismission from Red Banks Church.

Special Conference, Thurs., June 19, 1828 - Elder Lemuel ROSS gives sermon. This is a special conference on joining Shewarky Union. They agree and will send a special letter to the Union.

Conference 2nd Saturday, July 1828 - James H. HARTMAS, moderator. Notices for appearance to be issued to delinquint members. $5.92 1/2 cents put into church fund. The church was accepted into Shewarky Union. More deacons chosen: Josiah DANIEL, John Stanly DANIEL, Lastly DUDLEY.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Aug. 1828 - Bro. CONGLETON, moderator. Two delinquint members: Sally HARRISON, Patsy, formerly property of Beazer BARROW. Door opened for new members: Nancy LANGLEY. On motion, the two elder deacons Robert F. LANIER and Beazer BARROW make a collection to pay for the well. Robert F. LANIER deacon appted. by the church to superintend the repairs to the meeting house, let the repairs to Beazer BARROW, as lowest bidder. He did more work than required and LANIER accepted the work. Brothers CONGLETON and CLARK ordain the new deacons. Door opened for new members: Martha ALBRITTON Jr.

2nd Sunday in Aug. 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: James ALBRITTON, James BARROW, Frederick VICK.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Sept. 1828 - Jesse MOORE, moderator. Door opened for new members: Mary BRINKLEY. Sally HARRISON asks for Letters of Dismission. Patsy, formerly belonging to Beazer BARROW, could not give satisfactory excuse for missing conferences and was expelled from the church. Conference dismissed by singing.

2nd Sunday in Sept. 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: John BLANN, Margaret BRINKLEY, Asia DANIEL, Nicy MOORE. Sermon at church after baptism by Bro. WARREN and Elder CLARK. Door opened for new members: Zilpha JOLLY, Hodges LITTLE, Mary LANGLEY, Mary KINSAUL, Jinny, property of Jas. STATON'S heirs.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Oct. 1828 - William CLARK, moderator. Door opened for new members: John KINSAUL.

2nd Sunday in Oct. 1828 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: Rachel HARRIS.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Nov. 1828 - Jacob D. HARRINGTON, moderator. Lastly DUDLEY accused James BARROW of getting drunk and BARROW not giving a satisfactory answer was excommunicated from the church.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Dec. 1828 - Robert F. LANIER, moderator. Door opened for new members: Sam, belonging to estate of Richard MOORE, dec'd.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Jan. 1829 - Jesse MOORE, moderator. Beazer BARROW accused John KINSAUL of being drunk.

2nd Sunday in Jan. 1829 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. William CLARK baptized Sam, property of Richard MOORE heirs.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Feb. 1829 - Thomas D. MASON, moderator. Case of Hannah, by Benj. F. EBORN, said she had humbled herself before her mistress and she is released from the charge against her. Church Treasurer to buy a lock and put it on one of the meeting house doors.

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2nd Sunday in [?] 1829 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. William CLARK baptized: Elizabeth COOPER, Rhoda CUMMINGS, Sally LANGLEY. Sermon at church after baptism by Bro. COOPER and Elder CLARK.

Conference 2nd Saturday, June 1829 - Lemuel ROSS, moderator. Robert F. LANIER charges Hodges LITTLE with getting drunk. LITTLE having satisfactory excuse is released from the charge.

2nd Sunday in June 1829 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: Treacy LITTLE. Baptism of Lewis SPEIR, Nancy SPEIR, Jinny HODGES.

Conference 2nd Saturday, July 1829 - Jesse MOORE, moderator.

Yearly Meeting, Aug. 1829 - Josiah DANIEL, moderator. Door opened for new members: Sarah JOLLY.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Aug. 1829 - Elder WARREN, moderator. Door opened for new members: Nelly ROSS, Piety CRANDELL, Willis CRANDELL.

2nd Sunday in Aug. 1829 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: Alfred PEARCE, Lanier DANIEL, Willis, property of James STATON'S heirs.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Sept. 1829 - Robert F. LANIER, moderator. Door opened for new members: Nancy PERRY, Jim, property of Thomas ALBRITTON. Ordered Benj. BELL be given notice to attend next conference to give excuse for nonattendance.

2nd Sunday in Sept. 1829 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Josiah DANIEL gives prayers. Door opened for new members: Daniel HILL, (sister) Axe HILL, Abigail PEARCE.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Oct. 1829 - Robert F. LANIER, moderator. Door opened for new members: Mary MCKEEL. Benj. BELL excused from absences. Mary, belonging to John CHERRY absent. Thomas TYSON accused John KINSAUL of being drunk. Church unanimously agreed that brothers Josiah DANIEL and Robert F. LANIER have leave to excercise their ministerial gifts within the bounds of the church.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Nov. 1829 - Jesse MOORE, moderator. Negro members Tom ORMOND, Tom BOSTON, Benjamin and Sarah absent for three conferences. They gave excuse for their nonattendance and the charges dropped. Door opened for new members: William PERRY.  John KINSAUL denied charge of being drunk, gave excuse and the church decided he should continue in fellowship. Alexander BRAZEL asks Letters of Dismission.

2nd Sunday in Nov. 1829 - Met at VAN NORDEN'S mill. Door opened for new members: Jack, belonging to Mr. WHITLEY'S heirs. William PERRY, Jack, Mary MCKEEL baptized.

Conference 2nd Saturday, Dec. 1829 - Jesse MOORE, moderator. Door opened for new members: Mahala, property of Benjamin F. EBORN. Jacob D. HARRINGTON given leave to excercise his ministerial gifts within the bounds of the church. John BLAND asks Letters of Dismission. A report that Benjamin BELL recently pulled off his coat and had an open combat with a certain man and also other reports derogatory to his moral character and christian standing. A committee of Josiah DANIEL, Lanier DANIEL and Benjamin F. EBORN appointed to visit him and reort to next conference.

Grindle Creek Meeting House, Dec. 25, 1829 - Elder William CLARK, moderator. Sermons by Jacob D. HARRINGTON and Elder William CLARK. Door opened for new members: Cesar, property of V. JORDAN, Esq. Adjourned by singing.


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