1870 - 1995 by Luther ATKINSON (who was deceased in 1997) sent to me by Oleth PADGETT
This church is located on the Clarkrange to Muddy Pond Road in the
southwestern corner of Fentress County. It was originated in 1870.
Rev. A. B. WRIGHT in his autobiography wrote that one time he was
preaching in the Crossville Circuit at the Salem Church on Clear
Creek, then left next day for Mt. Union six miles away. He wrote that
all the route was a dense wilderness, with only one house on the way.
His words: "it had once been a campground; however, the camps and the
old shed had gone down. The church is a small old house with a
The following information was given to me by David BALDWIN, son of R.
L. BALDWIN and Bessie BALDWIN:
The first concerns an adoption of a resolution and reads as follows:
"Mt. Union Church met Saturday, August 7, 1880, pursuant to
adjournment whereas the church taken pleasure in adopting the
That hereafter it shall be practiced in this church that immediately
after calling the house to order for the transaction of business we
shall invariably call for the peace of the church and if the church be
found in peace a record thereof be inserted in the minutes and if not
in peace, such steps be taken as we think prudent to establish and
bring about peace..
That when any male member misses two meeting, he shall give
satisfaction to the church for so doing before he shall take his seat
in the church."
The next record is the list of the original and present member of the
Mt. Baptist Church as of November 1880. They were:
Isaac RIDDLE Elizabeth NORROD Roda JOHNSON
Catherine RIDDLE Levi PHILLIPS W. C. ELMORE
Matilda KEY John WEEKS A. J. ELMORE
Eliza J. BALDWIN Permealy HALL Rachel ELMORE
Mary J. WHITEHEAD Margaret PADGETT Lucinda ELMORE
Nancy KEY Andrew PADGETT J. A. MILLER
Andrew REAGAN Reuben LOOPER M. A. MILLER
Mary KEY Sarah KEY R. D. MILLER
Martha LOOPER Elizabeth BALDWIN S. A. MILLER
James WHITEHEAD Armilda BALDWIN Martha J. MILLER
Samuel HALL Robert BALDWIN Margaret HALL
Lucinda HALL Catherine MILLER Arthur PHILLIPS
Elizabeth PADGETT Jackson COOK Delia PHILLIPS
Jonathan PADGETT Wm. KEY Thomas A. ELMORE
Carroll PADGETT Wm. LANKFORD Elender BALDWIN
Sarah ELMORE M. D. L. BALDWIN L. S. NORROD
Clerk W. C. (CARROLL) ELMORE
Courtesy of Judith ANDERSON
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