The Baptist Church of Christ
at Love Creek
1856


Source:  Herman Brown Free Library, Vertical File
Transcribed by Edna Cheatham, <ecrobinhood @ yahoo . com>, October 2009


The Baptist Church of Christ at Love Creek

Constitution of Church

      Sundry Brethren and Sisters living in the neighborhood of Love Creek, Burnet Co., Texas,  holding letters and other evidence of Church membership; having intimated to us their desire to be organized into a Church of Christ, to keep the Ordinances as they have been delivered by our Devine Master; we did, after examining their respective claims to membership, recognize them as fit subjects for a Gospel Church, and in testimony of the same extended to them the right hand of Church Fellowship and recognition; their basis of organization resting upon the New Testament “Scriptures” as construed by the Articles of Faith of the Austin Association, as recorded in this book.

                                          R. Howard }

                                          J. Gibson } Presbytery

                                          J. Bird  }

Date: Sept 20th, 1856.



Names of Members in Organization
Males: Females:
S. F. Moore R. C. Moore
W. Y. Fowler M. J. Fowler
Joseph Bird Mary P. Turner

Mary J. Burnes

Eliza Bird





Minutes of Organization

1st At the time of the organization by the Presbytery, and before dismission the church sit in conference and transacted, the following business to wit: On motion the church was named, “The Baptist Church of Christ” at Love Creek.

      There being no other business, on motion, conference adjourned.

R. Howard, Mod. Pro-Tem

W. Y. Flower, Clerk Pro-Tem.




Pages 96-97 List of Male Members - 1882
Number
Names
Remarks
1
W. Y. Fowler
Received by Letter Sept 1856/Deacon
2
F. C. Fowler
Received by Experience or Baptism Nov 1869
3
G. E. Green
Ditto June 1870
4
Bob B. Fowler
Ditto Nov 1871; excluded May 1879; restored Oct 1881
5
John Stroup Received by Letter May 1879; dismissed by letter July 1880
6
James Green Ditto May 1870; dismissed by letter Sep 1882
7
C. A. McElroy ? Ditto Sept 1877; dismissed by letter Jan 1883
Ordained full work of Gospel Ministry Apr 1880
8
Deleted

9
O. D. McElroy Received by Letter Sept 1880
10
J. M. Fowler Ditto Sept 1880
11
L. A. Gentry Ditto Nov 1881; dismissed by letter May 1882
12
G. B. Douglass Ditto Feb 1882; dismissed by letter Sep 1882
Ordained Minister
13
James Garrett Received by Letter Mar 1882
14
G. W. Miller Ditto Mar 1883; dismissed by letter 1885
15
J. N. Faith Received by Experience or Baptism July 1883
16
J. F. Hicks Ditto July 1883; dismissed by letter July 1885
17
W. E. Green Ditto Aug 1884; dismissed by letter Aug 1889
18
W.A. Taylor Ditto Aug 1884; excluded 1885
19
Guy Green Ditto Aug 1884; dismissed by letter Aug 188?
20
L. E. Taylor Ditto Aug 1884
21
George K. Ellington Received by relation or recommendation Aug 1884
22
James Kinser Received by Letter Sep 1884
23
L. T. Moore Ditto Oct 1884
24
J. S. Sublett 
Received by Letter Aug 1885; dismissed by letter Feb 1886
25
Jacob Gregg Received by Experience or Baptism Sep 1885;
dismissed
By letter Apr 1886
26
George Laforge Ditto Aug 1885
27
Wm.  Roper Ditto

 

Pgs 98-99   List of Male Members – 1886
Number
Names
Remarks
1 W. J. Fowler Received by Letter Sept 1856
2
F. C. Fowler Received by Baptism Nov 1869
3
B. B. Fowler Ditto Nov 1871
4
J. M. Fowler Received by Letter Sep 1880
5
O. B. McElroy Ditto Sep 1880
6
J. R. Garrett Ditto Mar 1882; resigned by letter Aug 1888
7
G. W. Miller Ditto Mar 1883; ditto Oct 1886
8
J. N. Faith Received by Baptism July 1883
9
L. E. Taylor Ditto Aug 1884; resigned by letter Oct 1887
10
G. R. Ellington Received by recommendation Aug 1884;
Dismissed by letter Sep 1887
11
James Kinser Received by Baptism Sep 1884
12
L. T. Moore Ditto Oct 1884
13
George Laforge Ditto Aug 1885; resigned by letter Apr 1889
14
William Roper Ditto Aug 1885
15
William Harrison Ditto Aug 1886; resigned by letter Mar 1888
16
George Baldwin Ditto Aug 1886
17
 J. N. Cureton Ditto Aug 1889
18
H. L. Hartson 
Ditto Aug 1889
   


Pgs 100-101   List of Female Members – 1882
Number
Name
Remarks
1
Mary J. Fowler     
Received by Letter Sep 1856
2
Margaret Crawford     
Received by Experience or Baptism Aug 1867
3
Lucinda Crawford     
Ditto Aug 1867; dismissed by letter 1884
4
Mariah L. Holman     
Received by Letter July 1868
5
Mary E. Holman     
Ditto July 1868
6
M. D. Green    
Received by Experience or Baptism Nov 1869;
Dismissed by Letter 1883
7
Nancy Green     
Received by Letter May 1870; dismissed by letter Sep 1882
8
Evaline B. Stroup     
Ditto May 1879
9
M. E. Cox     
Received by Relation or Recommendation Nov 1869
10
M. L. Green     
Received by Letter Aug 1875
11
V. F. Fowler    
Ditto May 1876
12
Francis McElroy     
Ditto Sept 1877; deceased June 1881
13
Lou McElroy     
Ditto Sept 1877
14
Ada P. Fowler     
Ditto Sept 1880
15
Pauline Gentry     
Ditto Dec 1881
16
C. J. Douglass     
Ditto Feb 1882; dismissed by letter Sep 1887
17
A.F. McElroy     
Ditto Set 1877; dismissed by letter Dec 1883
18
L. R. Burnet     
Received by Experience or Baptism Sep 1882;
Dismissed by letter July 1883
19
Mollie Fowler    
Received by Letter Oct 1882
20
M.A. Miller     
Ditto Mar 1883
21
M. Y. Hicks     
Received by Experience or Baptist July 1883;
Dismissed by letter July 188?
22
Viola Harris        
Ditto July 1883; dismissed by letter ?
23
N. A. Faith 
Received by Letter Apr 1883
24
Mattie Cook     
Dismissed by Letter Feb 1884
25
Lucy C. Ellington     
Received by Letter Aug 1884
26
Mollie Ellington     
Ditto Aug 1884
27
M. L. Taylor     
Ditto Aug 1884; dismissed by letter Aug 1884
28
Ellen Milam     
Received by Relation or Recommendation Aug 1884
29
Lou Ellington     
Ditto, Aug 1884



Pgs 102-103   List of Female Members 1886 and 1887
Number
Name
Remarks
1
Mary J. Fowler     
Received by Letter Sep 20, 1856
2
Margaret Crawford     
Received by Baptism Aug 1867
3
Mariah Holman     
Received by Letter July 1868; dismissed by letter June 1887
4
Mary E. Holman-Cass     
Ditto; ditto; married to Mr. Cass
5
M. L. Fowler – Green     
Ditto Aug 1875; dismissed by letter Sep 1890;
Married to Mr. Green 1880
6
V. T. Fowler     
Ditto May 1886
7
F. C. McElroy     
Ditto Sep 1880
8
Ada P. Fowler     
Ditto
9
Mollie Fowler     
Ditto Oct 1882
10
M. A. Miller     
Ditto Mar 1883; dismissed by letter Oct 1886
11
N. A. Faith     
Ditto Apr 1883
12
Maninola Reid     
Ditto Oct 1884
13
Elmira Kinser     
Ditto
14
Lucy Ellington Brown     
Received by Baptism Aug 1884; dismissed by letter Sep 1887; married to Mr. Brown 1885
15
Mollie Ellington – Leister     
Ditto Aug 1884; dismissed by letter Apr 1887
16
Lou Ellington     
Received by Letter Aug 1884, dismissed by letter Sep 1887
17
E. L. Taylor     
Received by Baptism Aug 1884; dismissed by letter Oct 1887
18
Ellen Williams - ?     
Received by Letter Aug 1884
19
? Gibson     
Ditto Aug 1885; dismissed by letter Oct 1887
20
Elizabeth Roper     
Received by Baptism Aug 1885; deceased Jun 23 1887
21
Maggie Laforge     
Dismissed by Letter Apr 1889
22
M. E. Cox    
Received by Recommendation Jan 1867
23
Nannie Moore     
Received by Baptism Sep 1886


[transcriber's note:  after #23 -- jumped to #34
34
Ida Stroup     
Received by Letter Nov 1886
35
Mary Pangle     
Ditto Apr 1888; dismissed by letter Oct 188?
36
Elizabeth Gardner     
Ditto  ?; dismissed by letter July Oct?
37
Kate Jackson    
Ditto ?
38
Allie Hartson     
Received by Baptism Aug 1889
39
Sallie Pangle     
Ditto Aug 1889; dismissed by letter 1889





 

 

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