SOME INTERESTING INSIGHTS INTO THE HISTORY OF THE MT UNION CHURCH

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

stick-and-clay chimney."

 

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

following resolution:

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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