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Hickory Cove Baptist Church Minutes
1820-1836

This transcription was done from Microfilm Roll # 92, located at the H.B. Stamps Library, Rogersville, TN. Spelling and grammar are left as the clerk of the church wrote. It was transcribed by Sherrie Hoth and Jackie Robinson.


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The Records of Richeason Creek Church Book the Hickory Cove Church was an arm of Richeason Creek Church. February the 19th 1820 met and after worship, sit in conferance Brother Winstead Pertishind to the church for the priviledge of himself and Brother Thomas Martin, Brother Swimssfield Anderson and Brother William Martin to attend at Runmalses School House to recieve members the Church granted it dismissed.

June the 11th 1820--Brother Winstead agreeable to the permit he received from his church proceeded and preached at Runelsses School House and after worship himself and Sister Rutledge and Brother Fielden Seals in to fellowship as members of this Church as Christ Church.

October the 1st and 2nd 1820--I preached at Runnelesses School House and received Brother Herchen Robbins and his wife Elizabeth Robbins into fellowship by Letter and thin was dismissed on order. Francis Winstead.

November the 5th day and first Sunday 1820. I preached at Runeals School House and received Sister Racheal Parker and baptised her dismissed in order.

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March the 10th and 11 days 1821--meeting I and Brother Smith attended at Runnils School House and received Brother Robert Mallory and Brother William Winstead and Sister Lizy Winstead and Sister Caty How and Mr. Micheial Abraham the Cullen and baptised all but Sister Mallory.

July the 28th and 29th 1821--Brother Adam Smith and Brother Daniel Howiary and myself held meeting at Runils School House and received Polly Helton, Addam Smith, M. Magdalin Klepper, Elizabeth Yonce, William Shopshire, Mourning Winstead and Ezekiel Winsted and baptised Polly Helton and Elizabeth Yonce.

Septmeber the 8th and 9th 1821--Brother Addam Smith and myself preached at Runnils School House and held conferance. Received Polly Vines and M. Magdalin Kinsinger and baptised Magadalin Klepper, Mourning Winstead, Magdalin Kinsinger and Polly Vines and dismissed Sister Polly Helton with a letter thin dismissed in order.

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January the 26th 1822--I preached at the School House and received Rebecca Manis upon experience and Nancy Smith by experience Sister Smith is to be baptised and Rebecky Manis is baptised already.

March 23th and 24th 1822--I preached at the Scool house and received Sally How and Elizabeth Sanders.

April the 20th 1822--Met and after worship sit in conferance. None received. Brethren Addam Smith and Robert Mallory presented aforetition from the arm in Branch in the Hickory Cove being members of that arm and sent by the members to gain a letter of dismission that they may be constituted into a boddy the church finding them a letter of dismission then dismissed in order.

These are the names of the members the arm that was dismissed Fielden Seals, Sary Rutledge, Rachal Carken, Robert Mallory, Anna Mallory, Caty How, William Winstead, Elizabeth Winstead, Addam Smith, Elizabeth Morrow, William Shopshire, Mourning Winstead, Ezekiel Winstead, Polly Vines, M. Magdalin Kensinger, Rebecky Manis.

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Nancy smith, Elizabeth Sanders, Sally How, Abram the Culler. 20 members

August 1822--These are the questions Brother Winstead asked the members of the Hickory Cove Church when he went to give his consent to take the Pastorial Care of them and when they was asked he desired them to rise from there seats if they received them.

1st--Do you believe that I do preach the true gospel of Christ

2nd--Do you also believe that I am faithful in preaching and teaching my brethren the true doctrine of the Gospel of Christ

3rd--Do you believe that I am able to keep and to teach my brethren the good and holsom diciplin agreeable to the word of God

4th--Then my brethren are you willing to be governed and guided by me agreeable to the word of God

they did all every one rise and received them and consented to them.

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Mary Magdaline Kensinger

Liza Winsted deceased

John Rouse deceased

Sally Howe

Sophia Eidson

Elizabeth Eidson

Black Tamsy deceased

Elizabeth Klepper dis.

Catherine Rouse

Mary Klepper

Bill Klepper

Lurana Klepper

Elijah Fortner deceased

Seneth Hale deceased

Polly Burtin

Winna Filant

Nancy Klepper deceased

Susan Owen

James C. Winstead by letter

Catherine Winstead

Peggy Winstead by letter

Nancy Klepper

Lucinda Linkis

Catherine Linkis

Margaret Linkis

Catherine Maner

Rosannah Winstead by letter

Elizabeth Eidson

Anderson Kinkead

Caroline Kinkead

Elizabeth Webb dismissed by letter

Peggy Eidson

Susannah Cobb

Jacob Winstead

John ?isley

Elizabeth ?isley

Jane Presley

Mary Anderson

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John Hearsinger

Polly Ann Henderson

John Pherril

Elizabeth Pherril deceased

Elizabeth Howe deceased

Caty Pherril

Mary Williams

Mary Ann Kinsinger deceased

Hinna Bryan

Elder Wm Kensinger deceased

P.G. Lawson

Summervill Fry

Martha Pherril dismissed by letter

Pulyetrin Presley

Lewis Bryan

Sally Thomas

Maryetin Fry

Margaret Kensinger

Mary Kensinger

Winfield Seal Owen excluded

Malvina Lawson deceased

Susan Linkis excluded

James H. Larkins excluded

Matilda Eidson

Benjamin Thacker dismissed by letter

Margaret Winstead dismissed by letter

Patsy Ragan

Matilda Presley excluded

Nancy Givins excluded

Mary H. Lavis

Sally McFartin

Mary Tate deceased

Wm Kinshaw

Charity Kinshaw

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Sarah M. Bartley dismissed by letter

Malinda Thomas

Sarah Lawson dismissed by letter

George P. Winstead dismissed by letter

Wm B. Burtin

Margaret K. Winsted

Eleanor Burtin dismissed by letter

Wm P Winstead dismissed by letter

Bartley Lawson excluded

Mary M. Williams

Eliza Cathorn excluded

Elder H. Riggs deceased

Sarah J. Riggs dismissed by letter

Winna Winstead

Elijah Bartley dismissed by letter

Prudence Bartley dismissed by letter

Rachel Brooks

Malissa Burke excluded

Margaret Pherril deceased

Orlena Pherril

William Bass

Eramus Bedwell dismissed by letter

Sarah Bedwell dismissed by letter

Tempa Mallory

Annis Pherril

Tanna Winsted

Mary Ann Owen

Nelly Bass

Mary Camp dismissed by letter

Anna Lawson

Luisa Linkis excluded

Sarah Anderson excluded

Sarah Bass

Elizabeth Presley

Hilton Webb?? excluded

Harriel S. Helton

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H.H. Riggs excluded

Wm Thomas

F.P. Cheatam excluded

George C. Euilncy excluded

James Klepper

Uriah Dingamore

David Winsted

Wm Kinkead excluded

James Woods excluded

Wm C. Lawson excluded

James W. Lawson excluded

Henry Mallory

Henry Shanks dismissed by letter

Hamilton C. Winsted dismissed by letter

George Lawson

Thomas Presley excluded

Wm F. Bartley dismissed by letter

Mary Ann Presley deceased

Benjamin Thacker dismissed by letter

Nancy Spitzer

Jacob Fry

Martha Pherril dismissed by letter

Nancy Davis excluded

Wm P. Anderson excluded

Wm Winsted

J. M. Kinsinger

Hardin Williams

Enos Webb deceased

J.R. Presley excluded

David Linkis

Mary Linkis

Wm. A. Bass

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Nancy Bass excluded

Sarah J. Webb

Susan Thomas

Martha Jacobs suspended

Matilda Mathes

Issabel Forga

Ma J Carmack

Kiriah Sensabaugh

George Piles going off with the camoluted baptist

Gilbert Carmack

Wm. Mee excluded

Wm J. Davis excluded

George Harris dismissed by letter

Sarah Spitzer

Levina Larkin

Nancy Riddle dismissed by letter

Susan M. Linkis dismissed by letter

John W. Linkis dismissed by letter

Matilda House excluded

N.K. Kinkead excluded

Polly Swain excluded

M.J. Spitzer

Mary J. Presley

Eliza Eathorn excluded

Sary Ann Fry

Eliza Galbreath raced off for going off with the comolletes baptist

Caroline Brice raced off for going off with the comolletes baptist

George Lyons raced off for going off with the comolletes baptist

Matilda Lyons raced off for going off with the comolletes baptist

Susan Eidson

Sarah Eidson excluded

Aley Lawson

Sally Johnson

John W. Linkis excluded

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Susan M. Linkis

James A. Thomas

Eleanor Lawson dismissed by letter

Nancy Davis dismissed by letter

Benjamin Thacker

James Presley

Eliza Presley

Nancy J. Bass

Polly Henry deceased

James Johnson

Mary Lawson

Abitha Courtney

Louisa Shulen

Sarah Lawson

Winfield Seal Owen excluded

Elizabeth Eidson

Benjamin Lawson dismissed by letter

William Eidson

Alfred White

Thomas Presley

Eliza Johnson

James H. Baldwin

Sarah E. Baldwin

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June the 13th 1844

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Church Book for the Hickory Cove Church November 19th in AD 1831

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For as much as almighty God by his grace has been pleased to Call us whoes names are underneath subscribed out of darkness unto the marvellous light and all of have been regularly babtised upon a profession of our faith in Christ Jesus and have gone up our selves to the lord and to another in a gospel church to be governed and guided by a proper discipline agreeable to the word of god ??? therefore in the name of our lord Jesus and through his assistance covenant agree to keep up the dicipline of the church we are members of in the most brotherly affectionate love towards each other as we travel on our Bilgramage here belong we endeavor by the assistance the Lord to be punctually in observing thisand keeping the following rules directory.

1st-In the most brotherly and affection love to pray for

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each other to watch over one another and if need be in the most tender and affectionate manor refresh? one another that is fine discover any things amiss in another to grow and him his falls according to the direction by our Lord in the 18th Chapter of Saint Mathews gospell and not to be whispering and backbiting. We also agree with Gods assistance to pray in our family, attend our church meetings to observe the lords day and keep it Holy and not absent ourselves from the communion of Lords Supper and the washing of feet with out a lawful excuse to be ready to communicate to the defraying of the Church expence and not errigularly to depart from the fellowship of the church nor remove to a distant church with out regular dismission these things we do covenent

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and agree to observe and keep ????? with the name of and by the assistance of the holy trinity Amen. Signed Mistall Consent of the role of whos names we ???.

Adam Sanders

Sarah Rutledge

Robert Malery

Anna Malery

Caty How

Elizabeth Sanders

Thomas Tucker

Mary Tucker

Sally How

Magdelin Kausing?

Rebeckah Manis

William Hill

Patsy Hill

Rebeckah Brown

Martha Brown

Thomas Johnston

??ing Winstead

Samuel Wilson

Ezekiel Winstead deceased

Riley Owen deceased

?? Roberson deceased

Elijah Kinchaloe deceased

?any chambers

??? Laycock

Daniel Howery

John Mauk

Sally Mauk

Nancy K?????

Charles ??????

Polly Johnson

William Winstead

John Kausinger

Mary Wilson

Sally Rutledge

Christina How

Magdalin Kausinger

Polly How

Margaret Linkous

Jacob Klepper

Harriet Klepper

William Parkin

David Mallory

George Kausinger

Thomas Rutledge

Polly Rutledge

Christopher Binch

Nancy Paterson

Nancy Wilson

Michael Jonas

Sally Davis

Emanuel Rutledge

Lotty Hona

Polly Hona

William Headrick

Pollyann Helton

John Mallory

Lorenzo Rutledge

Robert Wilson

Thomas Jason

Lucy Rutledge

Sophia Jason

Nancy Bunch

Sally Binch

Fanny Sheftet

David Patterson

Polly Molsber

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A decorum or Rules of Conference of Hickory Church from a long sereous of Experience of the Children of Christ in the Hickory Cove Church Hawkins County East Tennessee convinced of the nicisity of convening to gather as often as convenent in order to hold conferences and discharge our diety in watching over one another as Christ hath commanded and ordered therefore the following decorum be a rules for the church to conduct her self by us her future conferences Nehu, 10 and 39 will not forsake the house of God Heb 10 and 25.

Item 1st-The conference shall be composed of the members of the Church to gather with any members of Sister Churches of the same of another order that may be presant them with us Act 4 and 23 15 and 16

As 2 conference shall be ?? and clamd with praise and prayr to almighty God ?? ?? 5, 17 and 18

Ar 3 One shall be chosen to presede who shall be addressed uncur the the appalation of Brother Moderator to whoms every speech shall be particular directed 1 Cro 14 and 20

Article 4th A doore shall be opened when thought necessary for the admission of new members into the church but none shall be admitted by by a unanemous consent and shall verbaly retale thru experience or give an accoumpt of the worke of god on there soles and seconly of there faith and friendship if the church shall request it and thirdly the church shall make diligent inquiry respecting there worldly conduct and full satisfaction shall be obtained then moderaton manifest the same by first giveth right hand of fellowship and thereby they are received.

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1 Pt 3 & 15 Gal 2 & 19

Article 5th No compaint shall be brought into conferance agains a transgrussing Brothern respecting crimes of private nature untill the agrived party has compled with the directions given by our Lord in Mathews Gospel 18, 15, 16, 17

Article 6th Every motion made and seconed shall come under the consideration of the conferance unless with drawn by the member who made it

Article 7th Every query presented shall be three times red before it is recorded the moderator shall put it to vote and answer according as there is a majority for or agains debating it it shall answered or not but the grivest may withdraw it anytime provided that no intrest query shall be imposed or asked by the party that made it

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Article 8th If the minority at any time shall be grieved at the decision of the majority there are hereby directed to make it now imediatly to the church and if satisfaction cannot be given it may be necessary in that case to call for help from Sister Churches

Article 9th All the business of conferance shall be recorded by the clerke and before the conferance the same shall be red and corrected if needfull.

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Sections of Order

1st any member absenting him or her self from conferance with out Leafe is disorde

2 Any member laughing or talking or whispering in in time publick worship or conferance or in prays or prayre to almighty God is disorder and wounds the cause of God

Sect 3 If two or more shall speake at one time or any number speaking with out rising up and addressing the moderator the same is disorder

Sect 4 To any member speaking more than three time to any subject with out leafe the same is disorder

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Sect 5th Any member being grieved at any thing done in conferance and shall hold his or her peace and not let the same be nown until conferance is dismist and there shall afterwor speake of the same as it manifestly tends to conferance it is herby deemed disorder

Sect 6th Any member speaking or acting in anger or a threatening or degrading as it is shamefull in cause of religion and woundz the cause of christ and grieves all free Christams and it is hereby deemed disorder

Sect 7th If the moderator shall plainly and truly reproov any member transgressing any of these Rules or behave in any maner invertantly in time of conferance the same is disorder in him self and forther same is liable to be reprooved

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We believe no ministor has a rite to ministory ############# ordinances only such as are regurly as to ##############.

We believe that for the mutual confort ############# of the several churches that we shall direct ################ associated body whare the several churches ############ corespond by letter and deligats and my give counsel to each other be case in the multitude of council then is #######

The above prinsables arose in tralensed by Brother Daniel Howery and received by the Hickory cove Church on the 26 Day of October 1839.

Regularly recorded in the Church Book by David Patterson Clk.

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First we believe in one Eternal unchangable God infinct in wisdom and power and that he has revealed himself in his word under the caractor of Father, son and Holy Gost.

2 We believe that God has made known his mind and will to the children of men in his word to wit the old and new testament as fine as is nessessary to be none to show us the filun of life and salvation.

3 We believe that God made man uprightable to stand and keep the law but liable to fall and as such man did fall and as Adam stood as afederal had on representative of all his posteraty we believe we are all fallen in him and that it is out of mans power to reinstate himself in the favour of God.

4 We believe God has and elects and that all who yield and obay the influant opporation of the holy spirit and be come a true believer in Crist are of that number.

5 We believe that justification in the site of God is alone by the institution of Crists righteousness and received by faith.

6 We believe that believers baptism by sumursion is the only Gospel Baptism and as the Lords Supper and baptism are gospel ordanences we believe that none but a true believer in Crist has any right to them.

7 We believe that every church has heroinkees and independent in matters of disiplen but out all times be willing to take a good advice given by the assosiation.

8 We believe in the final pensinence of the sance in grace because the Cristians desire to serve God and hate sin and God will save them elect.

9 We believe in the resurection of the dead both the just and sinfull and eternal judgement and that the rightious will be forgiven Happy with God and the wicked will be lost forever Amen

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November 19th 1831

The Hickory Cove Church met and set in conferance after worship and all in fellowship.

The minutes of October 19th 1831 brought up and we ware all in full fillow Brother Thomas Tucker & Sister Mary Tucker applied for a letter and it was granted Appointed Brothers Ardan Sanders Thomas Johnson & Samuel Wilson as a comity to Examine the Covenent Decorum and Rules of our Church and make such alterating as they may think neadfull and report to our next conferance appointed Brother Robert Malory & Samuel Wilson & Thomas Johnson to talk to William Winstead of his neglect of attending meeting Dismiss in Order. Minits of the 19th of November 1831-----

Hickory Cove Church met and after worship set in conferance and all in fellowship Brothers Robert Malery & Thomas Johnson report that William Winstead wishes his name taken out of Church Book and the same was done

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The comity met according to appointment and amended as they thought needfull and brought it before the Church and was red and ordered to be recorded in this book at the front part they ordered the ordinance of feet washing to be inserted in the church Book as gospel Ordinacne John XIII. 4 & 5 Brother Ezekiel Winsted resigned the office of Clerk & Brother Samuel Wilson appointed and recd the Church Book Brother Ezekiel Winsted applied for a letter for him and his wife it was granted to him but not to his wife Conferance dismisst in order by Brother Sancus moderator. Samuel Wilson Clk

Sunday January 22 1832

Hickory Church met and after 2 sermants one by Brother Daniel Howery and the other by Brother Arden Sanders set in conference and agree that make and constitute an arence of our church of own body

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at Surgoinsville at the house of Brother Lijah Kinchalois and a meeting was appointed by the Pater of our church on the 1st Sabath of February 1832.

February 18th 1832 Saturday

the Hickory Cove Church met and after sermon by Brother Sanders set in conferance was all in fellowship ordered by Brother Sandy Pasture that the procing of the Surgoinsville arme be recorded. Held a meeting on the 1st Sabath in February 1832 at the place appointed and Brother Lijah Kinchaloes and opened a doore to receive members and two joined Lijah Kinchaloe & David Chambers in the presants Robert Malery Thomas Tucker Adam Sanders Elizabeth Sanders & Caty How and they agree that it an arme of Church to governed under the Decorum and rules

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Brother Thomas Tucker resigned the office of Deacon and Brother Robert Malery and Thomas Johnson appointed in his rune and received the Book appointed Sister Rebecca Manis and Magdalina Kausinger & Brother Samuel Wilson to goe and talk to Sister Mornin Winsted on an account of her failing to attend meeting and report to our next meeting Dismist in order by Brother Sanders Moderator Samuel Wilson Clk

April Saturday ? 1832

The Hickory Cove Church met and worship semon delvered by Brother Sanders st in conferance all in union it was ordered by Brother Sanders Pastor the priceding of Arme at Surgoinsville be intered on the Church Book

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That the arme as Surgoinsville be cald the Surgoinsville Church and to have a meeting on the 1st Sabath in every month the comity Sisters Magdalina Kausinger & Rebecca Manis report that Sister Winsted gave ample satisfaction Brother Fielden Seal by Brother Sanders to renue an order respecting Brother Seal getting a letter and it was granted and ordered that the Clerk write a letter for Brother Seal against next meeting dismisst in order by Brother Sanders Moderator Sam Wilson Clerk

May 19th 1832 Saturday

Hickory Cove Church met and after a serment delivered by Brother Sanders set in conferance all in fellowship ordered by

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Brother Sanders Pastor that the percedings of the Surgoinsville Arme be recorded met on Saturday before the 1st Sabath and opened a door and one received by letter by the name of Polly Laycock. The Church red and received dismisst in order by Brother Sanders Moderator Sam Wilson Clk

May 20th Sunday 1832

Hickory Cove Church met and after a sermon by Daniel Howery set in conferance opened a door and received by letter by the name of Daniel Howery a reglar minister of the Gospell dismisst order by Brother Sanders Moderator Sam Wilson Clk

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Saturday 16th 1832 June

Hickory cove Church met and set conferance all in fellowship Chose Brother Howery Moderator Minister Opened door to receive one joined by letter by the name of Polly Johnston formaly a member of Black Water Church Brother Addam Sanders & Brother Daniel Howery appointed dlegates to representers in our next association to be held at Richerson Creek on the 2 friday of August next appointed Brother Samuel Wilson to write the correspondint letter to our next assosiation agreed that on to morrow be our comunion session Dismisst in order by Brother Daniel Howery Moderator Sam Wilson Clk

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Saturday 16th of July 1832

Hickory Cove church met and set in conferance all in fellowship chose Brother Thomas Johnson Moderator, and proceded to business Church letter read and received dismist in order Brother Johnson Moderator. Sam Wilson Clk

Sept Saturday 15th 1832

Hickery Cove Church met and set in conferance all in fellowship opened a doore and one received by experience by the name of Chares. D. Alvis and appented a meeting to be held at Brother Robert Malery on Saturday 22 of Sept 1832 and then to performe the orderend babtism dismisst worder by Brother Sanders Moderator Samuel Wilson Clk

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Brother Ezekiel Winsted returned his letter to the clerk on sunday morning the 16th just out he being so inn will he could not attend to the church meeting Sunday Sept 16th 1832. Sam Wilson Clk.

Saturday 20th October 1832

Hickery cove Church met and set in conference all in fellow ship opened a doore none received dismist in order by Brother Sanders Moderator Sam Wilson Clk

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Sunday 17 Nov 1832

Hickery Cove met and set in conference all in fellowship Brother Thomas Tucker and Sister Mary Tucker applied for a renewell of the order of there letter and it granted the letter role and handed to the same on that day dismisst in order by Brother Sanders Moderator Sam Wilson Clk

Saturday 15 Dec 1832

Hickery Cove Church met and set in conferance all in fellowship Brother Ezekiel Winsted departed this life Friday 23 of November 1832 Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders Moderator Sam Wilson clk

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Saturday Jan 19th 1832

Hickery Cove Church met and set in conferance after worship Sister Mornin Winsted applied for a letter and it was granted ordered by the church that worship conense on Saturday at 12 oclock and on the Sabbath at eleven oclock dismisst in order by Brother A Sanders Moderator Sam Wilson clk

February Saturday 16 1832

Hickery Cove Church met and sit in conferance choose Brother Thomas Johnson Moderator dismisst in order by Brother Johnson Moderator Sam Wilson Clk

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Saturday, March 17, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all in fellowship. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

Saturday, April 20th, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all in fellowship. A door opened at the arme at Surgoinsville. I joined one by the name John ******, Sally Mauk. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday, May 19th, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all in fellowship. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator.

Saturday, June 11, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference. Chose Brother Daniel Howery moderator. Brother Elijah Kinchaloe departed this life on the ***** day of 1833 last. Choose Brothers Abram Sanders, & Brother Charles D. Alvis our delegate to our next association. Appointed Brother Samuel Wilson to write our letters to our

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association. Dismissed in order by brother Daniel Howery, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

Sunday 11th of June, 1833 Hickory Church met & sat in conference. One Received by letter by the name of Nancy Kinchaloe.

Saturday 20th of July, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all in fellowship. A door was opened. Joined by experiences of the number. John Hansen gave Mary Wilson, Sally Ruthledge, Christena How. Madalena Hansen gave Polly How. One person restored to the fellow again by the name of William Winstead.

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Baptisms to be performed on tomorrow. Bigg Creek near Willie B. Wilsons at 10 o'clock PM by Brother Sanders, Pastor the church letter read & received. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk.

Saturday, August 17th, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & set in conference all in fellowship. A door was opened. One joined by experience Margaret Linkous. Baptisms to be preformed by Brother Sanders, Pastor near ******** tomorrow. Tracts from three associations. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk. Brother Daniel Howery petitioned to be allowed to liberty to open a door for the receiving members and it was granted at the house of Louis Thorpes.

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Saturday, September 14, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference. Choose Daniel Howery moderator. Daniel Howery reports that a door was opened at M. Thorpes on the 25th of August. Lotty Flora & Polly Flora & on the 31st of August at the same place a door was opened & two joined by experience and was baptized by Pleasant A. Witt. William Hiarick & Polly Ann Helton on the 12th of September a door was opened at this place. William Perkin, Jacob Kepper, & Harriet Klepper joined by experience & was baptized aby Daniel Howery near Edward Eason in Cove Creek. A petition from Richerson Creek Church for us to alter our days of holding the meeting to the 4th sabath in the month. It was laid over until our next meeting to consult the matter. Dismissed in order by Brother Howery, Moderator Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Friday, 18th of October 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & set in conference all in fellowship the rule & decorum. Read the petition from Richerson Creek. Was red to the church according to appointment and it was granted & our meeting day altered until the fourth Sunday & the Saturday before it. A motion made by Samuel Wilson to have the days of our communion season altered to the 4th Sunday in May and the fourth Sunday in September and it was granted. The Sister Brown applied for letter of dismission and they were granted. A door was opened for to receive members Sally Davis by letter. Emunial Rutlag by letter & he being a regular minister of the gospel. George Kausinger, David Mallery, Thomas Rutlage & Polly his wife by experience after relating to works of God on there soles they wane. Les appoint Sunday morning for the ordinance of Baptism

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near Samuel Wilson Junction in Cove Creek. Dismist in Order by Ardan Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

Saturday 19 Oct 1833 Opened a door to receive member Christopher Bunch by Experience. Dismissed in order by Noah Carter. Samuel Wilson

Saturday Evening 19th 1833 Opened a door to Receive members Nancy Patterson & Nancy Wilson after relating to works of god on there soles they were received. Dismissed in order by Noah Carter. Samuel Wilson, Clerk

Sunday Morning 20th October 1833 At the place appointed to perform the ordinance of baptism a door was opened Michael Ryomas joined by experience & they were all baptized in Cove Creek.

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X By Ardan Sandiors Pastor of the above named church, & the returned to the Meeting house & to the stand & there the lords supper was administered & the washing of the Saints feet in love to God & the love to one another. By this shall all men know that you are my Disciples if you have love. One for another. Dismissed in order by Ardan Sanders, Pastor. Sam Wilson, Clerk.

Monday, October 21st, 1833

After sermon delivered by Noah Cate. A door was opened, one joined by record by the name of Catey Hora. Dismissed by Brother Cates. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday, November 19th , 1833 Hickory Cove Church after sermon delivered by Brother Anderson set in conference all in fellowship. Brother Howery petition the church for the liberty of opening a door to receive members set in as granted & was allowed to receive members & to perform the ordinance of Baptisman and authorized to perfomed that ordinance. A door was opened to receive members. Eight joined: John Malleory, Lorenzo D. Rutlage, Robert Wilson, Thomas Eightson, Lucy Rutlage, Sally Binch, Sophia Eightson & Nancy Binch after relating the work of God on their souls that God for Christ Sake had abandoned the inegretys of their transgressions.David Patterson Joined by letter the right hand of fellowship war given by Brother Sanders, Pastor

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Apointed the ordinances of Baptism to be performed by Brother Sanders on Sunday after meeting near Edwar Eightson in Cove Creek. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

Sunday Nov. 20th 1833

1.After Sermons by Brother Anderson from Revelation XI.1 to a large afternoon congregation a door was opened Fanny Sheflet after relating to work of God on her soul & that God for Christ sake had mer her free & the right hand of fellowship given by Brother Sanders.

2. And then proceeded to the water above appointed & after prais & prayer the ordinance of Baptism was performed by Brother Sanders Pastor dismissed in order by Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Sunday Evening, Nov 20th, 1833 after sermon delivered by Brother William Pheagan & amixertation by Brother Emanuel Rutlage a door was opened. One joined by the name of Polly Molsber after relating God work on her soul. The right hand of fellowship was given by Brother Pheagan Dismissed by William Pheagan. Sam Wilson, Clerk

Sunday Dec. 1st, 1833

Hickory Cove Church met & after sermon delivered by Elder Frances Winsted Preacher Polly Molsbie applied for Baptism and it was performed by Brother Emanuel Rutlage in Cove Creek near Sam Wilson. Dismissed in order by Emanuel Rutlage. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday, December 21st, 1833 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference after sermons delivered by Brothers Lore Kirby(?) & Andrew Coffman opened a door none received. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

Sunday 22, Evening Dec. Met & sat in conferance all in fellowship. Opened a door John Shell & Nancy Sheflet joined by experience & the right hand of fellowship given by Brother Andrew Koffman.

Monday 23rd of Dec., 1833 After sermon by Brother Andrew Coffman & Exertation by Brother Bradley set in conferance all in fellowship a door was opened Jincygimima Stile & Judy Stile after relating

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the work of God on their souls they ware received & the right hand of fellowship given by Brother Sanders. Dismissed in order by the same Sam Wilson, Clerk

Tuesday, 31 of December, 1833 This church set in conferance at Brother John Kausengers opened a door. Nelson Johnson came forward and after relating that God for Christ sake had set his captivated soul at liberty & he was received & the right hand of fellowship was given by Brother Emanuel Rutlage. Dismissed by the same.

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(very hard to read) Saturday January 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all in fellowship. Opened a door to receive members Maryanter Sanders & Nancy after relating to the church the work of God on their souls & that God for Christ Sake had pardoned their sins. The right hand of fellowship given by Ardan Sanders. Pastor appointed near Samuel Wilson Senior, the place to perform the ordinance of Baptism near Cove Creek. Sunday, January 1834 After Sermon delivered by Brother Sanders mooved to the above place where the ordinance of Baptism was appointed & it was performed by Brothers Sanders & Rutlage. Brother Sanders Baptized three & Brother Rutlages two. Dismissed. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday, 22nd of Feb. 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & set in conferance all in fellowship. Brother Thomas Johnson resigned the deacon's office & the appointment of Deacon Refered until the next meeting. Brother Thomas Johnson applied for letters for himself & wife and they were granted. Opened a door Cheighton Jason John Winstead Heatheruse Molsbee be after relating the work of God on their souls & that God for Jesuss sake had pardoned their sins the right hand of fellowship was given by Brother Sanders. Appointed tomorrow for the ordinance of Baptism to be performed near Brothers in Cove Creek Dismissed by the Pastor. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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March Saturday 22nd, 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & set in conference all in fellowship. Choose Brother Thomas Rutlage Jacob Klepper with the former Deacon Brother Robert Mallory &appear our next meeting to be ordained. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders. Sam Wilson, Clerk

April 26th of Saturday 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all in fellowship the ordainment of Deacon referred until next meeting, the opened a door & one joined by experience & the right hand of fellowship given by the pastor & the members of the above church. The members of the body at this army of new found by a petitioners formed the army by Brother Daniel Howery, Nathanial Burkis, John C. Brewers, Joseph, Flora

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and it was granted to the following named members Daniel Howery a regular minister of the gospen Johnothan Huffmaster, Joseph Flora, Nathaniel Burkis, John Brewirs, Elizabeth Huffmaster, Susan Howery, Rebeca Burkes, Nancy Beel , Lucy Flora, Dolly Flora, Charlotta Flora, Malinda Shrophsire, Polly Helton, Elizabeth Boid, Barsheba Dyer, Elizabeth Parrot Anna Harpe Rebecca West Polly Bean Elizabeth Bean & Nancy a sister and woman The ordinance of Deacons refered until our next meeting. The deacons with other Brothers & Sisters assigned to talk with Brother & Sister Burch.

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5 by ordinance of Baptism to be performed on tomorrow near Brother Wilson in Cove Creek by emersion. 6. Baptism was performed on Sunday evening Sister Still & Sister Yonas.Dismissed by Brother Sanders Pastor. Sam Wilson, Clerk

Friday 23rd of May, 1834 Hickory Cove Church met according to appointment & set in conference all in fellowship.A reconsiliation between Brother & Sister Burch & Brother Burch made confession with a God by sorrow the right hand of fellowship given Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday June 22nd, 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & set in conference all in fellowship. Choose Brother Ardan Sanders & Emanuel Rultlage delegates to our next Association to be held on the 2 Friday & other days in August 1834, at Indian Creek meeting house Greasy Cove, Washington County, East Tennessee. appointed S. Wilson to rite the (the) association letter. Brother Robert Mallery, John Mallery, Charles D. Alvis & Sister Anny Malery applied for letters of dismission & it was granted & the clerk to write the same. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday 26th of July 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance, all in fellowship. Chose Brother Emual Rutledge Moderator. Church letter read & rec'd. Opened a door. None rec'd. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

August 28, Saturday, 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & set in conference all in fellowship. Opened a doore. None rec'd. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Sauday 29th, August, 1834 Hickory Cove Church met after Sermon delivered by Brother Hower & Cate opened opened a door. One joined by experience by the name of Joseph Pilant after relating the work of God on his soul & was rec'd & the right hand of fellowship given. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday September 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference at the house of George Anderson in the north side of Clinch Mountain. Rec'd 2 by experience and 1 by recantation. William Ritter and Sally Johnson after relating the work of corr??? that God for Christ has set their ???filivated soul at liberty & the right hand of fellowship given by Brother Rutlage, Moderator the minutes of the River Church was dissmissed by Brother Rutlage ???????????????.

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Saturday, September 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance all in fellowship. Appointed Brother Ardan Sander, John Kousinger & Samuel Wilson to prepare a place to build a meeting. Opened a door. None rec'd. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator.

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Saturday, Sept 1834 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance at the house of George Anderson on the north side of Clinch mountains. Rec'd 2 by experience and 1 by recantation. William Ritter & Sally Johnson after relating the work of conscios that God for Christ has set their caplivated souls at liberty & the right hand of fellowship given by Brother Rutladge Moderator. The minutes of the River Church was read by brother Rutlage. Dismisssed in order by Brother Rutlage. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Is a duplicate of page 58.

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November, Saturday before 4 Sunday Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance, all in fellowship. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

December Saturday before the 4th Sunday Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance all in fellowship. Opened a door. None Rec'd. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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January 4th Saturday 1835 Hickory Cove Church met & set in conferance all in fellowship. By request from Brother Fialder seal for the clerk to send him the rule & license & the the church & they appoint the clerk "rite". The same opened a door, 2 joined by letter & the other after relating the work of God on their souls & the right hand of fellow given by the moderator. 2 dismissed by letter. Dismist in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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November Saturday before 4th Sunday Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance all in fellowship. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

December, Saturday before the 4th Sunday Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance. ??????????? rest of page is illegible.

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Duplicate of page 62

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"Aprile" 4 Saturday 1835 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance all in fellowship. Appointed Brother Jacob Klepper & Thomas Rutledge to go an see unto the situation of our beloved Sister Roverson and make report to the church. Opened a door, none rec'd. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders. Sam Wilson, Clerk May, Satuday before the 4th Sunday, 1835 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all in *************. Opened a door. None rec'd. Sister Roberson when the Brothers appointed to visit come to the church. his self. Dismissed in Order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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Saturday before the 4th Sunday of June 1836. Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference all fellowshp. Appointed Brother Ardean & Harry Arthur Sanders delegates to our next association to be held at Stony Creek meeting house, Carther County, East Tennessee & the clerk to write the church letter. Opened a door, Becky Kausuger joined by letter & the right hand of fellwoship given by Brothe Sanders. Dismissed in order by the moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

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July, Saturday before the 4th Sunday 1835 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance all in fellowshop. The church letter read & received. Opened a door. None rec'd. Brother Wilson resigned the clerk's place. Brother Samuel Wilson, Mary Wilson, & Nancy Wilson asked for letter and it was granted. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Sam Wilson, Clerk

August, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, 1835: Hickory Cove Church Meet and sit in conferance. And Brother Wilsonwas brought be fore the church and was laid over till next meeting. Brother Mary Arthur Sanders appointed clerk. Mary A. Sanders, Clerk

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Liberty for to warn his fellow creters and it was granted. Dismissed in order by Brother Rutledge Moderator. Mary Sanders, Clerk

Saturday, September before the 4th Sunday, 1835 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conferance and Brother Thomas & sons stated to the church that he has been intoxicated and it is said over til the next meeting. Open a door. None rec'd. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator Mary Ar. Sanders, Clerk

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October, the fourth Saturday 1835 Hickory Cove Church met nd sit in conferance all in fellowship and Sister Christena Walker asked for a letter and it was granted. Dismissed in order by the Moderator. Mary A. Sanders, Clerk

November, the Saturday be fore the fourth Sunday, 1835 Hickory Cove Church met & sat in conference. Brother Wilson is restored to our fellowship. Brother E. Rutlage stated to the church that he had done wrong with disregarding with Brother and the church forgave him. Dismissed in order by the Moderator. Mary Sanders, Clerk The Saturday before the fourth Sunday, 1835. Hickory Cove Church met and sat in conference all in fellowship. Dismissed in order by

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Brother Sanders, Moderator ****** Brother Bench and his daughter asked for a letter and it was granted .

January, the Saturday before the fourth Sunday, 1836. Hickory Cove Church met and sat in conference all in fellowship. Dismissed in order by Brother Sanders, Moderator. Mary Sanders, Clerk

Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April, 1836. Hickory Cove Church met & set in conferance. On motion that that Brother S.D. Rutlage as an assistant clerk. The conduct of Creten Itson was tride & excluded from the fellowship of the church.




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