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African-American Names  -  Extracted From The Records Of

the first Presbyterian church, crockett, texas


In conjunction with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church, Crockett, Texas, in 2004, it was decided to copy and transcribe for publication as many of the church records as could be found.  During the process of transcribing these records, references to African-Americans were extracted and are published here for the use of researchers. 

Jim Tom Ainsworth and Bettie W. Sarver

Anniversary Committee, First Presbyterian Church, Crockett, Texas - 2006

Submitted by:  Bettie Sarver



These records reflect 2 black Presbyterian churches- one was the CROCKETT COLORED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH and the other was the FREEWILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH located at Concord, near Kennard, Houston Co., TX

 Crockett Colored Presbyterian Church     Freewill Presbyterian Church


Before the Crockett Colored Presbyterian Church and the Freewill Presbyterian Church were formed, some blacks were members of the First Presbyterian Church.   Notes from the 1869 Record Book; membership & "The Moffat-African Academy"

First Presbyterian Church Records


Marriages, funerals, and baptisms are from Dr. Tenney's Registers at the First Presbyterian Church.  

WEDDINGS    BAPTISMS    FUNERALS    Tribute to Maria Green by Miss Emma Tenney

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