BARNWELL COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA - CHURCH RECORDS - DOUBLE POND BAPTIST CHURCH - 1843

 

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Double Pond Baptist Church

Blackwell, SC

October 8, 1843

 

Rule 1  Business of the church shall be introduced by preaching or reading, singing and prayer

Rule 2  The pastor or moderator shall always have the liberty to propose business and keep good order.

Rule 3  That one officer and three male members shall be a quorum to transact business.

Rule 4  All matters debated shall be decided by a majority.

Rule 5  A member speaking to any subject shall distinguish himself by rising up and addressing the minister or moderator and if two should rise at a time, he shall determine which shall speak first and no member shall speak more than twice to the same subject only to explain.

Rule 6  When any member is speaking to any subject the  rest shall keep profound silence or be deemed disorderly.

Rule 7  Any male member failing to attend a church meeting shall come forward at the next and shew the reason and if he should fail three times he shall be dealt with as a neglecter of duty.

Rule 8  If any female member should fail three church meetings the cause shall be inquired into and if found to be willful. Neglect of duty shall be dealt with accordingly.

Rule 9  If any member shall neglect or refuse to partake of the Lord's supper he shall shew the reason at that time to the officers or to the church at their next meeting.

Rule 10 The members of colour shall be dealt with accordingly to their neglect of or want of opportunity at the discretion of the church.

Rule 11  Any member that has fought against and they shall be liable to censure if they should mention the same to another before they have in love laboured with the offending member as the gospel plainly directs.

Rule 12  A regular list shall be kept by the clerk of the names of the members of the church and brought forward every church disciplining day that defaulters may be known.

Rule 13  All members should keep their seats in time of conference except leave from the moderator.

Rule 14  Any member of this church who shall retail ardent spirits shall be deemed disorderly and shall be dealt with as such.Rule 15  Resolved, that the male members of this church do contribute something annually to keep up a church fund to be disposed of by the choice of the church George A Dyches, treasurer.  Shall be required that each member of this church male and female, white and coloured members shall promptly pay one dollar annually and as much more as they choose for a church fund to be used for paying a minister and other expenses as the church may direct. The money to be promptly paid by Saturday before the second Sabbath in December in each year supplying. And it shall be the duty of the deacons to collect the money from each member and pay it over to the treasurer who shall be elected by a vote of the church in the first part of each year. And it shall be the duty of the treasurer to keep a book and make a report of the money received, paid out and kept on hand quarterly in each year. And he shall pay out the money only as directed by the church. He may be allowed One dollar a year to pay for paper or books.

Rule 16  Resolve that a common school shall not be taught in this church without the consent of the church in her conference.                                                    



                                              Baptised

                  1847                                                     1859

              Rebecca Jones                                               Mary Nevils

                                                                          Elizabeth Blume

                   1857                                                   Caroline Williams                        

             Cynthia Lott                                                 Agnes Dyches

             Charles Elkins                                               Elizabeth Whaley

             Christine Joiner                                             Elizabeth Morris

             Edmund Joiner                                                Martha Free

             Elizabeth Bodiford                                           Abagail Brooker

             Wm R Delk                                                    Asia Brooker

      

             Cooper Chitty                            

             Jane Dyches                                                      1860                                                                                                              

            Margaret Blume                                                George Nevils

             Allen Matheny                                                Marshal Lancaster

             John Lee                                                     Benjamin Miles

                                                                          Miss Annie Miles

                                                                        

      1859                                                                                                                            

Miss Francis Carroll            

I W Dyches                                                                                                                            

Mrs. Leanora Carroll

            C C Blume                                                                                                                                    

            Sarah Miles                                                                                                                         L L Lancaster    

            Daniel Carroll                   

            Henry Delk                                                   

            Wilson Carroll                                                  Blacks  

            Anjaline Hitte                                                Job Martin

                                                                          Prince Hay

              

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                                         Received By Letter

  

                  1847

              

             Br. John Rowel

              

             Rebecca Williams

              

             Mary Free

 

   

 

                  1857

              

            Rachel Campbell

              

            Emaline Lancaster

               

            Willis Elkins

              

            Mariah Lancaster

              

           Elizabeth Hartzog

              

           A Templeton

 

 

                  1858

              

            Manley Guess

 

 

                 1859

              

            Thomas Delk

               

            Agnes Delk

              

            Sarah Ann Morris

 

            

                 1860

             

            Susannah Blume

 

 

 

 

                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Pond Baptist Church

Membership Roster

 

1843

          

Males

 

Elder John Brooker                 Allen Nix                      William Abstent                  William Allen                        

Daniel McClendon                   Edward Miles                   Kindred Delk                     Wesley I Chitty

Stephen Martin                     Howell C Chitty                Thomas Still                     Burton Carroll                        

James L Still                      Mathew R Kersh                 John Rowel                       George Nevils                   

Robert Chitty                      Jacob Delk                     Jacob Whaley                     William Carroll

Edmund Whaley                      Charles Still

Edmund Bird                        Joseph Brooker           

George A Dyches                    Jacob Morris                               

David Shipes                       Henry Free                   

L Hannon Templeton                 Jacob Shipes

Henry Delk                         William Ross

Stephen Templeton                  Daniel Blume 

Seth Dyches                        John Welch    

Charles Nix                        William Nix

John L Brooker                     

Isaac H Still                 

Abraham Carroll                   

John F Chitty               

August Benjamin Carroll

   

1850

 

Samuel Williams

W B Chitty

John Blume

Jesse Joiner

Wiett Lancaster

William Gillam

Daniel Bodiford

Martin I Chitty

Orie Carroll

 

                                         

 

Female Members

 

1843

Ann Ross                         Ann Walker               

Elizabeth Nix                    Mary Morris    

Delilah Whaley                   Mahaley Nevils

Mary Templeton                   Elizabeth Nightam        

Mary Free                        Sarah Shipes

Elsey Nevils                     Elizabeth Delk             

Winnefred McClendon              Frances Ross            

Ann Still                        Ardenier Martin

Mary Carroll                     Mary Jowers  

Ann Chitty                       Elizabeth Ross

Malinda Ross                     Christina Whaley

Henrietta Abstent                Mary Jones (Bates)

Frances Whaley                   Minor Brooker  

Elizabeth Nevils                 Caroline Ross

Jane Jowers                      Ann Ross

Mary Cain  

Charlotte Miles

Mary Ross (Lancaster)     

Sarah Conaway

Elizabeth Carroll

Jemima Brooker                                

Sarah Carroll                     

Jemima Hartzog         

Joyce Conaway

Mary Jowers             

Mary Templeton                

Mary Jowers (Elkins)

Elizabeth Bodiford             

Jane Ray                    

Sarah Elkins                       

Rebecca Blume           

Lucinda Still  

Frances Nightam (Brooker) 

Jemima Whaley       

Milly Free  

Frances Kersh                 

Maimy Brooker          

Ann Kirkland

Margaret Campbell           

Frances Abstent (Chitty)  

Martha Lancaster

Delilah Shipes                    

Susannah Morris         

Elizabeth Abstent

Barbara Rowel                 

Mary Ann Nix             

Eleanor McKenzie

Ann Jones                        

Sarah Williams (Cain) (Hair) 

Susan Williams

Rebecca Williams (Watson) 

Rebecca Jones

 

1849

 

Elizabeth Conaway

Elizabeth Bird              

Olive Carter

Delilah Whaley (Jacob)     

Julia Carroll                 

Elizabeth Nevils

Pruscilla Chitty                 

Sarah Ann Nevils         

Almenia Nevils

Ann Nevils                       

Jane Chitty                   

Christina Whaley

 

                                         

 

Black Members

 

1843

 

Peter Odom

 

Prince Hutto

 

Greg Kennedy

 

Mary Odom

 

Jack Matheny

 

Ben Brooker

 

Henry Ray

 

Jack Hutto

 

Williams Sr

 

Alford Allen

 

James Nix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in September 1843. After preaching by brother N Walker and brother J Brooker a door was opened for the reception of members into the church at which time there being three received by letter from the Friendship Church, namely sisters Jane Ray, Lucinda Still and Frances Kersh. The opportunity being closed the church brought to business, first the association letter being bound for, read and approved. Being nothing else before the church, we closed in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in October, 1843. Having no preaching, Brother James Still prayed at which time we opened a door for the reception of members at which time there were four received. Two candidates for baptism namely Frances Abstent and Elizabeth Abstent. And brother Thomas Still and brother Edmund Bird restored. Having nothing else to come before the church we dismissed in the usual way. James L Still, moderator, R Chitty, clerk protem.

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in November, 1843. After preaching by Brother John Yeomans we proceeded to the business of the church. Having nothing to come before the church we dismissed in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in December, 1843. After preaching by Brother N Walker the church proceeded to business. First proceeded to the call of a preacher to supply us the insuing year. Brother John Brooker being called by a majority. The call was voted and received.

Second, proceeded to grant by request our sister Mary Elkins, wife of Levi Elkins a letter of dismission which was granted. The clerk being authorized to write the letter and forward the same.

Third, proceeded to make some preparations to relieve the necessities of our sister, Delilah Whaley which was done and we dismissed as usual.    George A Dyches, clerk.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in January, 1844. After preaching by J Brooker the church proceeded to business in taken up the case of brother Welch. He not being present, it was laid over until our next meeting. Second, taken up the case of brother William Abstent Jr. It was laid over until our next meeting. A committee being appointed to labour with the offending brother, namely brother James Still and brother R Chitty. having nothing more to come before the church we closed in the usual way.

 

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday  before the first Lords day in February, 1844. After preaching by Brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother J Welch. He making satisfaction was again restored to fellowship again. Second took up the case of brother Abstent Jr. and it was still continued until our next meeting. The committee, brother J Still and brother R Chitty still continue to labour with him and in conjunction, brother Isaac H Still is added. Third took up the case of brother C Still for disorder. His case also laid over until our next meeting and appointed a committee to labour with him namely John Brooker and Kindred Delk. Having nothing more to come before the church we closed in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in March 1844. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother Abstent again and still continued it again until our next meeting. Second taken up the case of brother Charles Still and restored him to fellowship again and closed in the usual way.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in April 1844. After preaching by brother J Brooker

the church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother Abstent which had been laid over for some time. In the committee appointed to labour with him return an unfavourable report about which the church thought proper to excommunicate him which was done. Second taken in consideration the case of brother Altman Dyches which have been moved away for a letter of  dismission. The church agreed to write to brother to request him to get the church which he wishes to join to join him in his petition as we don't know what his conduct might have been since he left here. The clerk being authorized to write back to the brother. Having no more to attend to we were dismist in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in May 1844. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. Having nothing to come before the church, being a request by a coloured sister living in the Alabama State for a letter of dismission. The church granted her one and authorized the clerk to forward the same and we closed as usual.Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in June 1844. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. First proceeded to grant our sister Elizabeth Browning a letter of dismission to join the Choctahatchy Church in the State of Alabama. Second proceeded to establish a rule to keep up a church fund for the use of the church and elected brother George A Dyches treasurer. Having nothing more to come before the church we were dismist in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in July, 1844. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. Having nothing to come before the church we were dismist in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday in August 1844. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. Having nothing else to come before the church, the clerk was requested to prepare our letter to represent us in our next association to be held at the Akin Church to convene Saturday before the first Lords day in October next. Having nothing more to come before the church we were dismist in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in September 1844. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. First having nothing before the church we proceeded to read our association letter which was read and approved. Brethren William Ross and L Hannon Templeton being our delegates. Having nothing more before the church we closed in the usual way.

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in October 1844. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother J Welch for drunkness. Laid over his case until our next meeting. Agreed that on the first of January 1845 that our regular meeting take place the second Saturday in each month.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in November 1844. After preaching by brother N Walker the church proceeded to business. Taken up the case of brother Welch again and continued it again and closed in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the first Lords day in December 1844. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. First again taken up the case of brother Welch and by his acknowledgment was restored. Being nothing more  the church was dismist in the usual way. Mistake.. Also a letter of dismission granted to brother Steven Templeton.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in January 1845. After preaching by John Brooker the church proceeded to business. By motion the rules were read. Secondly, taken up the case of absent members namely brethren Charles Nix and Allen Nix. The case of brother Allen Nix case laid over until our next meeting. Some other charges being brought forward against our brother Charles Nix. The church laid over his case until our next conference and appointed a committee to cite him namely brethren Jacob Delk and Isaac H Still to be that committee also our brethren K Delk and D Bloom for long absence. Brethren R Chitty and D McClendon appointed to attend our next meeting. Having nothing more before the church we closed in the usual way.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in February, 1845. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of our brother Charles Nix had been continued which by the motion of the church was excommunicated. Also the case of brother Allen Nix for long absence which was also excluded. Also the case of brother D Bloom for long absence was restored. Also the case of brother K Delk for long absence which case were continued. Having nothing more before the church we closed in the usual way.Met in conference Saturday before the second Sabbath in March 1845. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother K Delk for absencing himself from the church which by satisfactory acknowledgment were again restored. Having nothing more before the church, we received by letter our beloved sister Elizabeth Nightam from the Springtown Church which were cordially received and entitled to all privileges of the church, then closed in the usual way.Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in April 1845. After preaching by brother Dawson followed by an exertation by brother Ray the church proceeded to business. Having nothing to come before the church we closed in the usual way. Received our beloved brother John Rowel from the Rosemary Church.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in May 1845. After preaching by our beloved brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother K Delk for drunkness. Case laid over till our next meeting. Brethren R and J Chitty be the committee to cite brother Delk to our next meeting. Second Laid over a motion which was made respected absent members be laid over for further consideration until our next meeting and by motion we closed in the usual way.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in June 1845. After preaching by brother Peoples the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother K Delk for drunkness. Brother R Chitty being one of the committee appointed on our last conference to cite his attention and converse with him on the subject of the charge reported on which the church thought to excommunicate him which was done unanimous. Second taken up the motion made last conference respecting absent members. Therefore resolved that the clerk write down every conference the names of all male members present by which absentees may be known. Third a report respecting brother William Ross being guilty of drinking too much. His being present give satisfaction was again restored to fellowship. Having nothing more we closed in the usual way.  J Brooker Sr. and Jr., J Still, C Still, Wm Ross, E Whaley, D Shipes, J Shipes, H Templeton, J Delk, R and J Chitty, D Bloom, J H Still, M Kersh, J Rowel, E Bird, Geo A Dyches..Clerk.

 

Recording to previous appointment a union meeting taken place at Double Pond Church on Friday before the fifth Sabbath in June 1845 at which time on Sabbath there were a collection taken up for the purpose of domestic use in the bounds  of our association amounting to five dollars 45 cts. and lodged in the hands of the treasurer, by whom attended J Brooker, Wm J Fickling, J Tyler, L Zeigler.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in July 1845. After preaching by J Brooker there being nothing in order before the church we closed in the usual way. Jr., Geo A Dyches CC, J Brooker Sr and J Still, D McClendon, S Martin, Wm Nix, J Welch, J Rowel, J Delk, Wm Ross, D Shipes, H Templeton C Still, GA Dyches.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in August 1845. After preaching by our brother Wm Brooker followed by an exertation of brother Wm Johnson the church proceeded to business. First appointed the clerk to write the letter to represent us in our next association which will be held at the Phillipi Church in Edgefield District, to convene Saturday before the first Lords day in October next. Appointed Brother J Brooker and brother J Still to represent us in that body. Brethren Wm Ross and D McClendon in case of failure. Having nothing more to come before the church we closed in the usual way.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in September 1845. After preaching by brother J Brooker. First sister Jowers a letter of dismission also our sister Barbary Rowel. Taken up the case of brother Welch for drunkness which were laid over. The case of brethren H Free and H Still for long absence. Closed in the usual way.  J Brooker Sr. and Jr., J Still, D McClendon, J Shipes, C Still, D Shipes, J Delk, E Miles, J Still, J Rowel, H Templeton, M Kersh, J Chitty, R Chitty, Wm Ross, A Carroll.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in October 1845. After preaching by brother J  Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother Welch which was continued. Second taken up the case of sister Morris which was excommunicated also the case of sister Mary Jowers which was also excommunicated. Closed in the usual way.

 

 

No minutes for November, 1845.

 

 

No minutes for December, 1845

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in January 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother J Welch which was excommunicated.  J Brooker Sr. and Jr., E Bird J Shipes, D Shipes, J Rowel, J Still, D McClendon, Wm Ross, R Chitty, J Chitty, Wm Nix, D Bloom, H Templeton, A Carroll, E Whaley, C Still, M Kersh, Geo A Dyches, Wm Abstant.Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in February, 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. Having nothing to attend to, dismist in the usual way.

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in March 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the latter clause of the fourth rule which was amended and closed as usual.  J Brooker, J Still, C Still, D McClendon, R and J Chitty, J Delk, J Shipes, D Shipes, J Still, E Bird, Wm Ross, S Martin, E Miles, E Whaley.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in April, 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother C Still for interference which were continued and a committee to wit., brethren J Brooker Sr., Wm Ross, E Miles, D McClendon appointed to labour with the offending brother. having nothing more before us, we closed in the usual way.  J Brooker, J Still, C Still, Thos Still, R Chitty, D McClendon, E Whaley, Wm Nix, H Templeton, M Kersh, E Bird, A Carroll, J Delk, Wm Ross, E Miles, D Shipes and clerk, Geo A Dyches.Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in May 1846. After preaching by brother J  Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother C Still which were continued from our last meeting and settled the same. Closed in the usual way. Geo A Dyches, CC

No minutes for June 1846

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in July 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. Taken up the case of sister Mary Cain for a departure from the faith which were excommunicated. Closed as usual. Geo A Dyches, CC.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in August, 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother Jacob Shipes for sister Sarah Shipes for which he was excommunicated. Second taken up the case of sister Jemimy Hartzog for a violation of the rules of the church which were continued and a committee appointed to wit. James L Still, R Chitty to labour with our sister between this and our next meeting and report the same. Appointed the clerk to write the letter to our next association, Brethren J Brooker Sr, D McClendon appointed delegates to the same. E Whaley and J Delk their alternates. Closed in the usual way.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in September, 1846. After services taken up the case of sister Jemimy Hartzog and by motion still continue the same. Second granted our sister Mary Free a letter of dismission and closed as usual.

 

 

 

Met in conference 10 October 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker a door was opened for the reception of members and received by restoration our brother Seth Dyches then proceeded to business. First taken up the case of Jemimy Hartzog which were excluded for violation of the rules of the church. and closed in the usual way.

R Chitty, C Protem.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in November 1846. After singing and prayer by brother J Still the church set in conference with doors open for reception of members. Brother J Rowel by letter and sister Elizabeth Dyches by experience and closed as usual.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in December 1846. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken up the case of brother C Still for drunkness which were excluded. Second granted our brother Seth Dyches a letter of dismission to join Springtown Church. Having nothing more we closed as usual.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in January 1847. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. Having nothing before the church we proceeded to the call of a preacher to supply us the ensuing year. Brother J Brooker being unanimously called we closed as usual.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in February 1847. After services by brother Brooker the church proceeded to business. First proceeded to grant our sister Ann Baxley a letter of dismission to join the Long Branch Church. Second appointed a committee to be with the Gents Branch Church. Next conference to assist in settling a difficulty between brethren G A Dyches and A Holman. Third proceeded to the selection of a third deacon which will be chosen next meeting and closed as usual.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in March 1847. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken in consideration the case of electing an assistant deacon which was laid over until our next meeting. Having nothing more we closed as usual.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in April 1847. After singing and prayer by brother James L Still the church proceeded to business. First proceeded to the election of an assistant deacon. Brother George A Dyches were elected unanimously. Second taken in consideration the election of another clerk and treasurer. Laid over till our next conference and closed as usual.

 

 

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in June 1847. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. Having nothing before us we closed as usual.

 

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in June 1847. After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First taken upon consideration the election of a clerk. Unanimously elected brother John Brooker Jr. to fill the office. Secondly elected   do.  treasurer. Third authorized the building committee to sell the old church and appropriate the money to the use of the new. Having nothing more we closed as usual.

 

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in July 1847. After preaching by brother J Brooker proceeded to business. First dismissed by a coloured sister Phillis belonging to brother D Peoples Nothing more coming before the church, dismissed by singing and prayer.

 

 

 

August the 6th 1847

  Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in August. After preaching by our supply, brother J Brooker proceeded to business. First delegated brethren Elder J Brooker and brother James Stille to the association and their alternates brethren George Dyches and Jacob Delk. Second authorized the clerk to write the association letter. Thirdly received sister Mary Free who had previously been dismissed by letter. Dismissed in the usual manner.

 

 

September 1847  

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in September. After preaching by brethren D Peoples and J Brooker proceeded to business. First received sister Rebecca Williams into the church by letter. Second, read and reviewed the Association letter. Third, granted sisters Mary Robinson and Martha Ann Smith letters of dismission by the request of brother ____  of Charleston. Fourth, excommunicated sister Nancy Ross for indecent conduct. Adjourned.

 

 

 

October 9, 1847 

Met in conference, after preaching by brothers John Nix and J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First, a partition for letters of dismission, namely sisters Delilah Whaley and Sarah Hair. Second, partition was laid into the church for a letter of dismission for sister Allman. The church thought proper to direct a letter to the Long Branch Church to know whether they will receive her on our letter as she has been so long absent.

 

 

 

 

November 1847 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day. After preaching by our pastor, brother J Brooker proceeded to business. First, took up the case between sisters Mary Carroll and Christina Whaley for a contradiction or misunderstanding touching fellowship and excluded sister Christina Whaley. Dismissed in the usual way.December 1847 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day. After preaching by brother Jno Brooker proceeded to business. First, signed to give sisters Elizabeth Jones, Rebecca Jones and Mary Bates letters of dismission. Second went in the call of a supply and unanimously called our beloved brother, Jno Brooker. Dismissed by singing and prayer.

 

 

 

January 1848 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in January. After preaching by brother Jno Brooker proceeded to business. First extended a call to brother Bell to preach for us once a month the present year. To wit. the fourth Lords day in each month. Closed as usual.                                                                   Jno L Brooker, CC

 

 

 

February 1848 

Saturday before the second Lords day met in conference. After preaching by brother Jno Brooker went into business. First took up the case of sister Tunnissa Allman. Restored her to fellowship and granted her a letter of dismission to join Long Branch Church. Secondly, appeared before the church Wm Ross, made a statement and gave satisfactory knowledge of a transgression against the church and cause of Christ. His membership continues. Closed as usual.

                                                                     

Jno L Brooker, CC

 

 

 

 

March 1848 

 

Saturday before the second Sabbath in March after preaching by our supply, brother Jno Brooker proceeded to business. First proceeded to the reading of the rules. Second took up the case of sister Mary Jowers for long absence and appointed a committee, brother H Templeton and D Shipes to wait on her by our next meeting. Closed as usual.April, no conference in consequence of rain.

 

 

 

May 1848

 Saturday before the second Sabbath, met in conference. Preaching by brother Jno Brooker. Went into business. First, the case of sister Jowers was considered and found not willful absence, excused.

Second, a black sister belonging to brother Wm Ross by the name of Sofia was received under the watch care of the church. Closed by singing and prayer.

Jno L Brooker, CC

 

 

 

June 1848 

Saturday before the second Lords day met in conference. Preaching by brother L Canes. Nothing coming before the church Came to dismission by singing and prayer.

Jno L Brooker, CC

 

 

 

July 1848 

Saturday before the second Sabbath met in conference. Preaching by brother J Brooker, our pastor.

Nothing coming before the church, we dismissed as usual.

Jno L Brooker

 

 

 

August 1848 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day. After prayer by brother J Matheny proceeded to business. First appointed brethren J Brooker, Jno Chitty and Jacob Delk to go the the Association. In case of failure, brethren James L Stille, Jno L Brooker and George Dyches.

 

 

 

 

 

September  1848 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day. After preaching by brother Wm Brooker, proceeded to business. First, the associational letter was  read and received. Second, agreed that brother Wm Brooker preach a sermon Appropriate and a collection be taken up for associastional purposes.

Brother Jacob Shipes came forward and was restored to fellowship.

Extra, Brother Jacob Shipes was restored to fellowship on Saturday, Sept. 1848 and brother Samuel Stille restored on the Sunday following.

 

 

October 1848 

Saturday before the second Sabbath, met in conference after preaching by brother Jno Brooker. Went into  the business of the church. Nothing being introduced, adjourned.

 

November the 10th  1848 

Saturday before the second Sabbath, met in conference. After preaching by brother Jno Brooker.

Called for business, nothing coming. Adjourned by singing and prayer.

Jno L Brooker,CC

 

 

December the 9th 1848 

Met in conference after preaching by brother J Brooker. The church proceeded to business, had nothing. Brother Jacob Shipes applied for a letter of dismission and was granted to go to the Blackville Church.

Closed in the usual way.

R Chitty, Clerk protem

 

 

January the 13th 1849 

Met in conference, had nothing on our minutes. had no preacher, but after reading, singing and prayer proceeded to business. First brother  John Rowel requested a letter of dismission, a committee was appointed to wait on sister Rowel, namely J L Still, Jacob Delk, John F Chitty and Robert Chitty. Appointed brother R Chitty , clerk and J F Chitty, treasurer. Agreed unanimously to give our beloved and worldly brother John Brooker a call to attend us this year and appoint brother Robert Chitty to extend the call. Sister Nancy Ross applied for a restoration and was restored to fellowship. And closed in the usual way.

R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

February the 9th 1849 

Saturday before the second Lords day. Met in conference after preaching by brother John Brooker. The church proceeded to business. Took  the case of brother and sister Rowel and it was laid over until our next meeting and the same committee to remain and closed in the usual way.  R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

March the 10th 1849 

Saturday before the second Sunday. Met in conference, held a prayer meeting in the forenoon. After preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. Took up the case of brother and sister Rowel and continued it till our next meeting. The same committee to continue and closed in the usual way.                                                                                               R Chitty, clk.

 

 

July the 7th 1849

  Met in conference, preaching by brother J Brooker. Took up the case of brother John Rowel and the church thought it proper and expelled him from the church. Brother Joseph S Brooker applied for admittance in the church and was read as a candidate for baptism. Third a case was taken up and carried that all absent members be noticed. A committee appointed to work on brother Jacob Whaley namely, J Delk and D Shipes. Also William Nix, W Ross and E Miles. A committee to wait on brother William Abston Sr., namely M R Kersh and I H Still. Also to wait on brother D Blume namely R Chitty and J F Chitty and closed in the usual way.

RChitty, clk.

 

 

 

August the 11th 1849 

Met in conference after reading, singing and prayer, the minutes were read and proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother Jacob Whaley and excused him. Second took up the case of brother Wm Nix and for not attendance continued his case and the same committee to wait on him. Third took up the case of brother William Abston and excused him. Fourth took up the case of brother Dan'l Blume and he was excused. Fifth Sister Ann Kirkland came forward and on account of her long absence was on account of her long distance and not for any other cause and would have applied sooner but did not wish to leave us and that she hated to leave the church, her old home and granted her a letter. Took up a case against brother Henry Free and the clerk to have a letter and send him to know what was his wish or standing where he lives. Also the case of brother Thomas Still for neglect of duty and that the clerk write a letter requesting him to come and shew his cause for neglect of duty and closed the usual way.

R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

September the 8th 1849 

After preaching by brother Walker, met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in September.

And continued the cases of brethren Free, Nix and Still. They want continued till our next meeting. The Association letter was read and approved and appointed R Chitty, John F Chitty and Henry K Delk and in case of absence William Allen, Wesley J Chitty, Joseph Brooker and agreed to send two dollars for minutes and closed in the usual way.

R Chitty, Clk

 

 

 

 

October the 13th of September 1849

  Met in conference after preaching by brother Brooker the church proceeded to business. Brother Thomas

Still came forward and gave satisfaction for his long absence. The case of brother Free was continued. The case of brother William Nix and his case was continued and the same committee to wait on him. Sister Jowers applied for a letter of dismission and it was granted and closed in the usual way

                                                                                            R Chitty,clk.

 

 

 

November the 10th 1849

  Met in conference after preaching by brother J Brooker. The church proceeded to business. Had nothing in our         . Only the case of brother Free and it was continued. The case of brother Nix was taken up and he gave satisfaction to the church. Sister Sarah Dyches applied for a letter of dismission and it was granted. The case of brother B Carroll for drunkness and a committee of brethren J L Still, J Delk, Edward Miles and William Allen and closed in the usual way. R Chitty,clk

 

 

 

December the 8th 1849

  After preaching by brother J Brooker the church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother B Carroll and his case was continued till the next meeting. The case of brother Henry Free was continued. The church proceeded to the call of a minister to preach this year and agreed to call brother J Brooker and received his promise for the next year. A door was opened to receive members and restored brother John Rowel into the fellowship in the church.

 

 

 

 

January the 12th 1850

Met in conference after preaching by our beloved brother John Brooker. A door was opened for the reception. of members, no reception. First the case of brother B Carroll and the church thought proper and he was excommunicated. The case of brother H Free was dismissed and closed in the usual way 

R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

March the 9th 1850 

Saturday met in conference after singing and prayer. A door was opened, brother and sister Samuel and Sarah Williams presented a letter of dismission from the Barnwell Church. On application, letters were granted sisters Margaret Carmel and Susannah Creech to join Friendship. Nothing more coming before the church, dismissed in order.

R Chitty,clk.

 

 

 

April the 13th 1850

Saturday met in conference after singing, prayer and preaching by brother N Walker a door was opened and received our beloved sister Elizabeth Chitty as a member in this church. Second took up the case of sister Elizabeth Burt for immoral conduct and the church thought proper and excluded her from the church. Third took up the case of brother Henry Free for long absence and immoral conduct. Thought proper and excluded him from the church and closed in the usual way. 

R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

Saturday the 11th 1850

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in May 1850. After reading, singing and prayer by brother J Matheny the church proceeded to business. having no action the church closed in the usual way. 

R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

Saturday the 8th of June 1850

Met in conference after preaching by brother John Brooker, the church proceeded to business. Had nothing on record. Took up a case of brother Jacob Delk for an affair with Kindred Delk and the case was dismissed in fellowship and a door was opened for the reception of members and received W R Chitty and Pruscilla C Delk as candidates for baptism and on the Sabbath the next day was baptized and closed in the usual way.                                         

 

 

 

July the 13th 1850 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day in July. After reading, singing and prayer a door was opened, had nothing for the action of the church. Closed in the usual way.  

R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

August the 10th 1850

Saturday before the second Lords day in August. Preaching by brother Wm Brooker after which an invitation for the reception of members. John Broom and Jesse Joiner came forward themselves and were received as candidates for baptism. In conference, the case of brother Jacob Whaley was taken up and referred to a committee of eight, namely S Still, A Caroll, G Dyches, J Chitty, Wm Ross, S Williams, E Whaley, J Delk, E Miles, G Nevils, J Brooker. The committee reported the case as excluded which was agreed to by the church. Delegated brethren John Brooker, James Stille and John Chitty. Alternates, G Dyches, J Delk and Wm Chitty and closed in the usual way.

 

 

September the 7th 1850

Met in conference after preaching by brother John Brooker. The church proceeded to business. A door was opened and received three candidates for baptism, namely Wiett Lancaster, Elizabeth Lancaster and William Gillam. We had no action for the church. Read and approved the Association letter and closed in the usual way. Then received Lucy Templeton and on the Sabbath the next day received two others, namely Daniel Bodiford and Orie Carroll.

 

 

 

October the 12th 1850

  Met in conference after preaching by brother John Brooker. A door was opened and received sister Martha Shipes as a candidate for baptism and restored our brother Charley Still. Having nothing for the action of the church we closed in the usual way. 

R Chitty, clk. 

 

And Sunday the next day, received sister Julia Lancaster.

 

 

 

Saturday the 7th of December 1850

 

Met in conference had preaching by brother J Brooker. Had nothing on our minutes. First took up the case of brother Benjamin Carroll for drunkness and aquitted him and close in the usual way.                                                                     

 R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

 

January the 11th 1851

 

Met in conference after preaching by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business and had nothing on record. First took up the case of brethren A Carroll and B Carroll and the case was taken up and continued till our next meeting and a committee of brethren, John Brooker Sr., Jas. L Still, John F Chitty, William Ross, Edward Miles and Sam'l Williams and David Shipes to wait on the brethren and a black brother named Billy applied for a letter of dismission and it was granted and closed in the usual way.

 R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

February the 8th 1851

 

After singing and preaching and prayer by brother John Brooker the church proceeded to business. Took up the case of the brother Carrolls and the committee gave a favorable report and they was restored to fellowship again in the church. A resolution was agreed to that any person going about shooting and drinking and frolicking shall be liable to be delt with as an offender of their duty. A case was taken up agaainst brother Gillam for immoral conduct and appointed a committee to cite the brother to attend at our next meeting, namely brother J L Still and closed in the usual way.

R Chitty, clk

 

 

 

March the 8th 1851

 

Met in conference after preaching by brother J Brooker. The case of brother Gillam was taken up and ahe was aquitted. Second a case was taken up against brother Benjamin Carroll for drunkeness and his case was continued till our next meeting. Third a case was taken up for long absence against brother William Abstance Sr. and a commitee, namely J F Chitty, William R Chitty and Wyet Lancaster to cite him to attend and show the cause. Fourth a case against brother Jesse Joiner for sueing brother William Gillam and his case stand over till our next and brother Lancaster a committee to cite the brother to attend at our next meeting. Fifth went into the election of a deacon to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of our brother Daniel McClendon and elected our brother, John F Chitty and closed in the usual way.

 

 

 

April the 14th 1851

 

Met in conference after preaching by brother John Brooker. The church proceeded to business. A door was opened and received Martain J Chitty as a candidate for baptism. Second, took up the case of brother Benjamin Carroll and excluded him from the church. Third, took up the case of brother William Abston for neglect and continued his case. Fourth, took up the case of brother Jesse Joiner and restored him to fellowship again and closed in the usual way                                                         R Chitty, clk.

 

The case of Sister Elenor McKenzie for immoral conduct was taken up and she was expelled from the church.

 

 

May the 10th 1851

 

Met in conference, had no supply. The business of the church was opened by reading, singing and prayer.

The church proceeded to business. Took up the case of brother William Abstence Sr. for immoral conduct and excluded him from the church. Second, the case of sister Lucinda Morris for intempuated conduct and she was excluded from the church. Third the church thought proper and appointed brother Joseph Brooker, clerk, protem or as assistant clerk and closed in the usual way.

                                                                                                     R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

June the 7th 1851

 

Met in conference after singing, preaching and prayer by brother J Brooker. The church proceeded to business. Had nothing on our minutes. First, took up the case of brother William Allen for immoral conduct and profane swearing. His case was continued till our next meeting and a committee namely J Delk and D Bodiford to cite him to attend. Having nothing more, closed in the usual way.

                                                                                                     R Chitty, clk.

 

 

 

July the 12th 1851

 

Met in conference. After singing, preaching and prayer by our worthy brother John Brooker. The church proceeded to business. Took up the case of brother Wm Allen and the church thought proper and excluded him from the church. Second took up the case of brother Samuel H  Still for immoral conduct and profane swearing, and the church thought proper and excluded him from the church. Third, took up the case of brother Isaac H Still for neglecting to attend meetings and appointed a committee, namely J F Chitty and John L Brooker to cite the brother to attend. Fourth, entered into a resolution that a committee be appointed to attend to the elder members of this church, namely brethren, G A Dyches, J F Chitty, W C Chitty, Edmund Whaley, JJ Brooker , Elhannon Templeton and J L Still and closed in the usual way.

 

 

 

Saturday, August the 9th, 1851

 

Met in conference. After singing, preaching and prayer  a door was opened by our worthy brother John Brooker, the church proceeded to business. First the case of brother Isaac H Still and his case was continued and the same committee, namely J F Chitty and J S Brooker to wait on the brother. Elected delegates to our association, namely William R Chitty and George A Dyches and brethren John Brooker and J L Still their alternates. And Robert Chitty, clerk, to write the association letter and closed in the usual way.   R Chitty clk.

 

 

Saturday, September 13, 1851

 

Met in conference after preaching and prayer by brethren Woodward and Brooker. The church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother Isaac H Still and he was aquitted. Second took up the case of brother Mathew R Kerse for drunkeness and his case was continued till our next meeting. Third took up a case against brother Stephen Martin and hiks case was continued till our next meeting. Fourth the case of sister Jemima Whaley for harsh and immoral conduct and improper language and the church thought proper and excluded her from the church and closed in the usual way.    R Chitty, Clk

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September the 13th, 1851

 

Saturday met in conference after preaching and prayer by brethren Woodward and Brooker, the church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother Isaac H Still and he was aquitted. Second took up the case of brother Mathew R Kerse for drunkeness and his case was continued till our next meeting. Third took up a case against brother Stephen Martin and his case was continued till our next meeting. Fourth the case of sister Jemima Whaley kfor harsh and immoral conduct and improper language and the church thought proper and excluded her from the church and closed in the usual way. 

 R Chitty, Clk.

 

 

 

 

Saturday October the 11th, 1851

 

Met in conference after preaching and prayer by brother John Brooker. A door was opened. The church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brother MR Kirsh and the church thought proper and restored him to fellowship in the church. Second took up the case of brother Stephen Martin and the church thought proper and he was restored to fellowship again. Third took up the case of brother William Gillam for drunkeness and immoral conduct and profain swearing and he was excluded and closed in the usual way.                                                                                                        R Chitty, Clk.

 

 

 

 

Saturday November the 8th, 1851

 

Met in conference, had nothing on our minutes and the church proceeded to business. First took up the case of sister Christina Whaley for immoral conduct and she was excluded from the church. Second took up the case of brethren Miles and Nix and a committee appointed, namely W Ross and J L Still to cite the brethren to attend our next meeting. Then went into a call for a preacher to supply us the ensuing year and they unanimously called our worthy and esteemed brother John Brooker to his pastorship of the church and closed in our usual way.                                                                                      

R Chitty, Clk.

 

 

 

 

Saturday December the 14th, 1851

 

Met in conference Saturday before the second Lords day. After reading, singing and prayer by brother Still the church proceeded to business. First took up the case of brethren Miles and Nix and the case was continued till our next discipline. Second the case of brother Orie Carroll for non attendance at church and appointed a committee, namely J H Still and D Blume and closed in the usual way.                                                                                                                    R Chitty, Clk.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

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