INDEPENDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS


Transcribed by Margaret "Maggie" Oliver
The Independence Baptist Church was located on Rt. 826 near the intersection of Rt's 615 & 620 near Big A Mtn. in Russell Co., Virginia. These records run from 1894 up to about 1954. Some years are not complete and others are missing altogether. The records are being added as their transcription is completed. The transcriber, Maggie Oliver, is a descendant of Rev. Joseph Browning Kendrick, one of the pastors of the church.
July 7, 1894
Meeting of the Independence Church, held at the church house Russell Co, Va, on July 7, 1894. After the sermon preached by Rev, W. Buckles, upon motion Rev W. Buckles was appointed moderator protem, and Bro S. F. Combs was appointed Clerk protem. And upon motion the Church preceeded to elect, by ballot, a Pastor for said church; the Brethren and Sisters present having all voted, the tellors who were appointed to count the vote, reported that Rev, G. N. Kilgore had received the unanimous vote whereupon the clerk was instructed to notify the said Kilgore of his election to said Pastorate. Upon further motion, Bro S. F. Combs, was, by unanimous vote, elected Clerk of the Church, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Bro. Abel Musick.
No further business appearing, on motion the church session adjourned.

W. N. Buckles MD, Protem,
S. F. Combs Clerk


July 22, 1894
At a church meeting of the Independence Baptist Church held at the church house, on Sunday, July 22, 1894, The church having been called to order By Rev. G. M. Kilgore as moderator, whereupon the moderator read the following report to the church viz,
"Dear Brethern and Sisters in church, During the latter part of the month of November and the first part of the month of December 1893. I held a meeting at Finney, Va. within the bounds of your church which continued for twenty two days and resulted in thirty six conversions and twenty eight accessions to the church all of whom were, by one Baptised, except sister Ida Combs who has not yet been Baptized. The following is a list of the names of those who joined the church viz"
Wade Taylor,
B. F. Thompson,
G_ath Shumaker,
Martha C. Sykes,
Martha Acres,
J. M. Gent,
Gennie Finney,
John R. Hughes,
William Bayley,
R. F. Gent,
John A. Artrip,
Edmond Thompson,
Martha thompson,
Lucinda Combs,
Gertie Fletcher,
Geo. F. Sheppard,
Elma Shumaker,
Cory Gent,
Leah Wallis,
Ida Combs,
Nannie Combs,
Katie Fletcher,
Blanch Kiser,
Gertie Mead (now Davis),
Rosa Gent,
Harvey Thompson,
Allen Fletcher,
John B. Smith,
These Brothern and Sisters were received into your __ hoping that your (the rest of the letter is unreadable)
On motion said report was accepted, and the Brethern and Sisters whose names are listed in said report, were received into full fellowship of this church, Ida Combs who has not yet been Baptized, and the right hand of church fellowship was extended to all of said Brethern and Sisters who were present.
No further business appearing, the church session adjourned, to meet tomorrow evening.
G. M. Kilgore, Moderator
S. F. Combs, Clerk
July 23, 1894
At a church meeting of the Independence Baptist Church, held at her church house, on July 23, 1894, Rev G. M. Kilgore presiding as Moderator and Bro S. F. Combs, __ Johnson, Rev J. B. Kendrick and sisters, Matilda Johnson, Lizzie Combs, Loucinda Combs and Eliza Combs, were appointed a committe to ascertain and report to this church tomorrow, the names of all the members now belonging to this church.
On motion the church session adjourned to meet tomorrow.
G. M. Kilgore, Moderator
S. F. Combs, Clerk
July 24, 1894
At a meeting of the Independence Baptist Church, held at her Church house on the 24 day of July, 1894, Rev G. M. Kilgore, presiding as moderator and Bro S. F. Combs Clerk.
The committee who upon yesterday was appointed to ascertain and report the names ____ to the church. This day made it`s report in writing to the church which report was adopted by the church, and from which report it appears that there are now belonging to this church, __ 93, and 31 new members who have been added to this church during this present year, making in all a total number of 124 members. At the present time, and the names of all of said members as shown in said report is ordered to be recorded in the back of this book by the clerk of the church.
This church for several years past having been in a lanquishing and nearly lifeless condition, the Moderator made the inquiry whether there are any of the Brethern and Sisters who had not been living up to their Christian duties and priveliges, who desire to make any statement or confession to the church, where upon Bro S. F. Combs stated that given to the general ___ of the church and the want of a pastor he felt that he had not lived as consecrated as he might or ought to have lived, and in the future, by the help of God he would live a more consecrated life.
Rev J. B. Kendrick also said that he had not been living as he ought to have lived, that he had done many things he ought not to have done and had left undone many things which he ought to have done, all of which he was sorry for and hoped the church would forgive him, and by the grace of God he would live a more consecrated life in the future.
Bro H. S. Kendrick also ____ to the church that he had not been living for sometime as a Christian ought to live, that he had been acting so badly that he had often thought of asking the church to erace his name off the __, he now feels God has forgiven him, he was sorry that he had acted and done as he had and asked the church to forgive him, and that he was ___ in the grace of God, in the future to live a godly, consecrated life. Whereupon motion the church received the confessions and forgave the asking Brethern.
It being suggested that Mrs Martha Maxfield, member of this church, has joined the Methodist Church and upon investigation it was found to be true, and upon motion she was excluded from the membership of this church.
It having been reported that Brother John Stinson a member of this church, who now lives in Grundy, Va, is not living a consecrated godly life. Upon motion Rev J. B. Kendrick is hereby appointed a committee to investigate the charge against Bro Stinson, and report the result of his investigations to this church, at her September meeting.
On motion letters of ____ is granted to Sisters Celia Jessee and Charity Rasnake so they may join another church of the same faith and __ so do __and the clerk of this church __ __ __ church letters and send them to the Sisters.
It being suggested that Bro N. J. Ward and Ilsie Ward, his wife, members of this church, are not living the lives becoming Christians and church members, upon motion Bro Thomas Fletcher is hereby appointed a committee to investigate said __ charges and report the record of his investigations to this church at the September meeting.
On motion the church session adjourned to meet again o the last day of the present protracted meeting, which is now beening held Rev. G. M. Kilgore, moderator __ church.
Rev G. M. Kilgore, Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk,
August 2, 1894
At a church meeting of Independence Baptist Church at her church house in Russell Co, Va on the 2nd day of August 1894 at the close of the protracted meetings refered to in the minutes of the church session held July 24, 1894. On motion the church proceeded to elect delegates and attendees to represent this church in the New Lebanon Association which conviens with the Tazewell Baptist Church at Tazewell Ch, Va on Thursday before the fourth Sunday in August 1894. Which election resulted in the selection of the following named Brethern as Delegates and Attendees Viz, Delegates, S. N. Johnson, Rev J. B. Kendrick, S. F. Combs, E. R. Combs and B. J. Thompson. Attendees, Brethern H (or N). S. Musick, George Crabtree, Charley Combs, Aaron Johnson and Wade Taylor.
On motion until otherwise ordered it is agreed that this Church hold regular meetings in each month on the first Sunday and the Saturday preceedeng in each month.
On motion it is ordered that this church send by her delegates and attendees to the said Association Two Dollars and Fifty cents to pay for printing minutes for this church.
On motion it is ordered that the clerk prepare a church letter to said Association and deliver the same to some of said Delegates or Attendees to be then by them carried and presented to said Association together with the money for printing minutes.
On motion the church proceeded to elect Bro S. F. Combs treasure for this church. Upon the request of the Brethern and Sisters living in the vicinity of Finneys Siding and up, motion, It is ordered that an arm of this church be established at Finneys Siding for the purpose of receiving into this church members and transacting any other legitimate church, which any arm of a Baptist Church is authorized to do, by Baptist usage and action, and said arm of this church is authorized to elect an assistant church clerk and church treasure. Said arm of this church must keep record of all of their proceedings, and report the same to this church when it is required by the church.
Said arm of this church is hereby authorized to make arrangements with and employ the Pastor of this church to preach for them as often as they may choose or desire.
At the request of the moderator a collection was taken up, for various Baptist State Mission Boards, which resulted in cash received and subscribed to the sum of ___ which subscriptions are to be paid to Bro S. F. Combs of Bro S. N. Johnson between now and the Association.
The protracted meeting which has been held and continued with this church for the past twenty days by Rev G. M. Kilgore this day closed and as a result of said protracted meetings the church members was greatly warmmed up and revived, and many backsliders were reclaimed beside many sinners who claimed to have been born again and made new creatures in church. There were also added to this church during said meetings, twenty seven members as follows, viz,
A. J. Phillips,
Rachael Fletcher,
Lizzie Bragg,
Alice Musick,
Hannah Monk,
Thos J. Harpin,
T. S. McLauphlin (hard to read),
Adolphus Combs,
Henry C. Combs,
John R. Couch,
Mary E. Kendrick,
Ada Nash (hard to read),
Maud A. Combs,
Elbert Cook,
George Taylor,
O___ Monk (first name unreadable),
Emmet Floyd,
Franklin Thompson,
Martha Cook,
Virginia Taylor,
Alice Lockhart,
Jane Taylor,
Tiney Wilson,
Mary E. Ray,
Rob Ray,
William Dye,
Aaron Johnson,
All who joined the church during said protracted meetings, including Ada Combs who joined last winter and this day Baptized in Thompsons creek by Rev G. M. Kilgore, except Sister Alice Musick who joined by letter from the Lebanon Baptist Church and Bro Adolphus Combs who was restored to church membership and Bro Thos J. J. Harpin who has not yet been Baptized. And the clerk of this church is instructed to enter the names of said new members, except Bro Thos J. J. Harpin on the Church book of members.
On motion the Church session adjourned to meet again on the Saturday before the first Sunday in August 1894.
Rev, G. M. Kilgore, Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk,
Sat, July 16th 1898.
Church met persuant to adj, Service opened by Sing, Prayer and Sermon by Rev, J. M. Rasnake. Then adjourned to meet Sunday following at 11:00.
Rev J. M. Rasnake, Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs Clerk
Sunday July 17, 1898.
Church again met and after service, was called to order by the Moderator to business and on motion the church appointed Brethern to the Association viz,
H. F. Kiser,
E. R. Combs,
J. L. Crabtree,
Aaron Johnson,
Then rained money for the Association (the rest is unreadable).
Adjourned under,
Rev, J. M. Rasnake, Moderator,
S. F. Combs, clerk,
Sunday, June 3rd, 1900,
Church met at the hour appointed for services, prayer and sermon by Rev. T.H Thornton, from the twelve verse of the 13 chapter of Genesis. After which the church called Rev. J.B Kendrick. As moderator for the time being. Then the church was called to order and preceded to business. First the church agrees to pay the amount promised their pastor and monthly installments. Bro. Thornton then accepted the call of the Independence Baptist Church as pastor for an indefinate period of time. Then the church fixed the first Sunday and Saturday before in each month as the time of their church meetings and services to being at 11:00, On saturday and same on Sunday. The church then gave Bro. Thornton the authority to appoint all the commitees nessecary for the benefit of the church where upon S.F. Combs, J.L. Crabtree and Aaron Johnson were appointed on a finance commitee to seeafter subscriptions for the benefit of the pastor of the church then preceeded to elect S.F. Combs church treasurer requiring all moneys to be paid over to him for which he is required to recept for and pay over to the pastor. Then adjourned to meet as above stated.
J.B. Kendrick Moderator,
S.F. Combs Clerk and Treasurer
Saturday, June 30th, 1900,
Church met as appointed, sermon by Rev. T.H. Thornton from 1st Gen 7th and 8th verses. Church called to order finance commitee, called on for a report and no one was present but S.F. Combs no report was made. Then the church moved to have a new enrollment of all the members of The Independence Baptist Church. Requiring each member to report any immoral conduct they may know any member to have been guilty of. This to be mentioned at the time of enrollment then appointed Bro. C.A. Combs to draft resolutions of respect to our departed brother Arthur Combs then adjorned to meet Sunday at 11:00. T.H. Thornton Pastor and Moderator,
S.F. Combs Clerk and Treasurer
Sunday, July, 1st, 1900
Church met at the hour appointed, sermon by Rev. T.H. Thornton from the 2nd chapter, 11th and 18th verses of Nehimia then church door was opened, where upon D.W. Musick and Baswell Musick came forward and related an experience of grace and was recived by the church as candidates for the ordinace of Baptism. Then adjorned to meet saturday before the first Sunday in Augest. T.H. Thornton Pastor and Moderator
S.F. Combs Clerk and Treasurer

Next will appear the obituary notice of Bro. Arthur Combs on the next page.


OBITUARY
Met his death on his way home from Finneys Siding, Russell County, Virgina, June the 14th, 1900. Caused as is generaly believed by the falling of a limb which from every appearance caused instant death; his neck found to be broken as was attested by Doc. J.M Taulbee. Arthur Combs son of Fielding and Jane Combs, was born October 15th, 1882. age 17 years, 7 months & 29 days. In as much as it hath pleased God in his infinate wisdom to call from our midst our dear Brother.
Arthur Combs from this low ground of sorrow and trouble, to come and see the grasses of the better land. It now becomes my painful duty to sketch words of respect to the departed Bro. and while I attempt to do this through sadness and tears, I recall to mind, but a few months ago when this Bro. professed Christ, came forward and united with The Independence Baptist Church and in obedience to the command of his Lord was buried with him by Baptism. From whence he arose to walk in newness of life. And it affords the writer of this notice great consolation to be able to state to the bereaved father and mother, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, that I was a fellow servent and partner with Arthur Combs in very many visits to friends in this county, consequently his walks and his life brought under my immediate observation, and while I realize my inability in attempting to set forth in words the true character of this young Bro. But due to his record will say, that during all my pleasent associations with him that he always expressed a desire to shun the company of drunken dissipated young men, of which country is so allarmingly scourged, his orderly walks, his pious and Godly conversation and consecrated life gave ammple evidence of his being an heir of God and a joint heir with our Lord Jesus Christ. And while I meditate on the past pleasant hours we have spent together, I must allow the sad thoughts to have their place. And that there is no trace in this world of the mortal remains of Arthur Combs but the cold and ___ hand and heart, now sealed in his earthly seplealchre with no rejoicing friends but the worms of earth, as they hold their midnight carnivals over the remains of this ever dear boy. But the question is now with us, oh what did death do for our dear companion and Brother, Arthur Combs and in the answer we are authorised to say by the help of God and his word, that it unlocked for Arthur the portals of Eternal life. And while his body rests in its narrow bed of earth, his soul is reclining in the bosom of God. Where it is forever freed from the carroding cares and sinful lusts of the world the flesh and the devil. And we are made to beleave from Gods word, that if we were permitted to hold converse with the departed soul of Arthur Combs, his first admonitions would be to tell father to make ready for that awful change which he must shortly make. And while we ______ as a church our deepest sympathies to the breaved family of our departed young brother, we want to insist upon all who knew Arthur Combs to try to imitate his christian virtues and to pass on the profession that he made like he did. And like his last farewell address he delivered to the last school he ever attended at Honaker Va. In which he admonished his school mates to so live christian lives, that if they never met any more on earth, they might meet in Heaven. so while the home of our friend Feilding Combs has been made sad and desolate; And the church and earth has lost one of its brightest and most useful luminaries, but while this is even so the church triumphant in Heaven has been made richer and the friends of Arthur Combs can truly say we have a treasure in Heaven and we meen to use him by and by. And for further consolation we know that Arthur hass conquered his last enemy, and long since sung the song of redemption, a song that the Angels cannot sing and took up his abode under the tree of life, on the banks of that crystal river flowing from God and the Lamb. With a body that will never be mutilated, mangled and gray with blood anymore, but will outshine the luster of the morning sun in his splendor, now looking down through the battlements of Heaven in order to catch the first glimpse of father and mother as they may be nearing their Heavenly home. So with the most loving sympathy for the distressed friends and relatives of Arthur Combs the foregoing words are most humbly and tenderly submited by,
C. A. Combs
Saturday August 4th, 1900,
Church met according to appointment, Sermon by Rev. T. H. Thornton after which the church was called to order. Moved that the Obituary of Br. Arthur Combs as prepared and read by Bro. C. A. Combs be admitted to record. Then received 6 Brethen and Sisters in the church fellowship as received by Bro D. C. Johnson. then granted,
Nancy J. Smith,
Thos. Fletcher,
Mrs Thos Fletcher,
Letters of dismission, to join Corrinth Church, in Buchanan Co, Va.
Then appointed
Brethern G. M. Crabtree,
Aaron Johnson,
Thos Harrison,
as Delegates to the Association with,
Wade Taylor,
C. A. Combs,
Beverly Thompson,
as alternates, moved that the delegates be instructed to vote for and adopt the 12 articles of the constitution and granted Martha Acres a letter of dismisal to join any church of like faith and order.
Then read and adopted church covenant. Then proceeded to work on the new list of members which will appear on page 15. Then adjourned to meet Sunday following at 11:00.
T. H. Thornton, Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk and Treasurer

(Note: The 12 Articles mentioned above are the 12 Articles of the Constitution of The Primative Baptist and these transcripts are the start of The Independence Church joining the Association at Lebanon of The Primative Baptist at the time when The Baptist Church split into two groups over fundamental differences, they became, The Primative Baptists and The Old Regular Baptists this split occurred around 1894)


Sunday August 5th, 1900
Church met as appointed, Prayer and Sermon by Rev. J. B. Kendrick from the 26th chapter and 28th verse of the Acts of the Apostles, after which the church was called to order and received a number of Brethern, preparatory for the new list. Then adjourned to meet Saturday before the 1st Sunday in September.
A new list of members as ordered by the church in session, which is as follows, viz,
S. F. Combs,
Sarah C. Kiser,
Charity Kendrick,
Desty Crabtree,
Wm B. Musick,
Loucinda Combs,
Lyda Crabtree,
Rebecca Musick,
Eliza Thompson,
Mary B. Musick,
Geo M. Crabtree,
Anna Wilson,
Cora Wilson,
Lyda F. Kiser,
Ada A. Hagy,
Alley B. Musick,
Matilda Johnson,
S. N. Johnson,
Wade Taylor,
Blanch Kiser,
Harvey Thompson,
C. A. Combs,
E. R. Combs,
Mary E. Boothe,
Jane Taylor,
Tiney Wilson,
Aaron Johnson,
Thos M. Harris,
Alta Combs,
B. J. Thompson,
V. B. Combs,
Maggie Musick,
Nannie Wilson,
Nate ______,
Pearle N. Fields,
Margarett E. Musick,
J. T. Musick,
Lilburn Rasnake,
Tollie Musick,
Maude Musick,
Maggie Musick,
Mary F. Musick,
Carry A. Kendrick,
W. _. Baily,
Martha Cook,
A. L. Musick,
Tyler Castle,
Mary J. Castle,
J. B. Kendrick,
W. P. Musick,
J. F. Combs,
T. K. Wallace,
Alta Wallace,
Octavia Musick,
Desta Crabtree,
Jos Wilson,
E. J. Wallace,
Gay Combs,
Rebecca Combs,
Virgie A. Combs,
Fawnie Musick,
Walter Combs,
Belle Combs,
C. B. Musick,
Alice Musick,
Cosby Kelly,
Asa Musick,
Maggie Combs,
Sam Couch,
J. B. Couch,
Nora Rasnake
Sunday Aug 4th, 1901
The church at Independence met at their usual hour for services. And after Prayer and Sermon by Rev. J. B. Kendrick, the church porceeded to appoint Bro J. B. Kendrick as Moderator Protem. The church was then called to order and proceeded to appoint delegates to the Association where upon the following Brethern were appointed, viz,
Geo M. Crabtree,
Aaron Johnson,
C. A. Combs,
and as alternates,
Sam Couch,
J. L. Crabtree,
B. J. Thompson,
Brethern Aaron Johnson, C. A. Combs & W. B. Musick were also appointed a committee to solicit funds for the expences of printing minutes.
On motion of S. F. Combs The Church took up the case of Bro S.F. Combs, in which the Rev T. H. Thornton took advantage of Combs absence during a siege of sickness in which Combs was not able to attend church and regardless of Baptist usage on Church discipline made efforts to bring charges against S. F. Combs family, had they proved true would have brought lasting disgrace on said family, but from the action of the church and being acquainted with both parties, the church resolved to exhonerate S. F. Combs and family from all the intended slang, abuse and disgraceful language used by Rev. T. H. Thornton. So with gratitude and humble thanks to the Moderator, Brethern and Sisters of Independence Baptist Church we beg to remain your humble servants.
S. F. Combs and Family,
Then the church called Bro J. B. Kendrick to serve them as their Pastor for the ensueing year, requesting him to give the church an answer at the Sept meeting Then adjourned to meet Saturday before the 1st Sabbath in September at 3:00 in the P.M.
J. B. Kendrick Moderator Protem,
S. F. Combs, Clerk
Saturday August 31, 1901,
No meeting on account of Brethern being called to the buriel of Ruben Compton in Buchanan Co, Va.
Sunday Sept 1st, 1901
Church met at 11:00. Services opened by Prayer and Sermon by Rev. J. B. Kendrick from the 26th chapter, 28th verse of the Acts of the Apostles. After which the church was called to order. Minutes of last meeting were read and abopted. Bro Kendrick was then called on for an answer in regard to taking charge of the Church as her new Pastor. So Bro Kendrick accepted the call of the church, agreeing to labor as Pastor for her from time to time just so long as the proper interest was shown on the part of the church members. Said interest to be shown by the church turing out on Saturdays as well as on Sundays and standing by and encourageing their Pastor, according to the direction as laid down by the great head of the church. Then adjourned to meet Sat. before the 1st Sun. in Oct, 1901.
J. B. Kendrick, Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk
Saturday Nov 30th, 1901
At time appointed services opened by singing, prayer and reading the 8th chapter (rest of this line unreadable) Then delivered a lecture on _____ Then called to order by the Moderator the church moved to appoint a committee to notify and require Bro J. F. Combs to report to and give the Church satisfaction in regard to certain reports of immorral conduct against him whereupon Bro V. B. Combs was appointed for this _____ and to report at next meeting. Then adjourned to meet Sunday at 11:00.
J. B. Kenbrick Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk
Sunday December 1st, 1901
Church met at time appointed Sermon by Rev. J. B. Kendrick from the 116th chapter and 12 verse of the Psalms then adjourned to meet Saturday before the 1st Sunday in Jan 1902
J. B. Kendrick Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs Clerk,
Saturday Jan 4th, 1902,
Church met at time appointed sermon by Rev J. B. Kendrick from the 5th chapter and 20th verse of Matthew. Then called to order case of Bro J. T. Combs was taken up. The church motioned to exclude him for immorial conduct. The vote being taken, he was excluded for above charge, 2nd on motion of Bro Wade Taylor the church moved to appoint a committee to notify and require Bro S. N. Johnson to report to and give the church satisfaction in regard to different reports of immoral conduct against him whereupon Bro G. M. Crabtree was appointed a committee man for this purpose and to report at our next church meeting. Then adjourned to meet Sunday at 11:00.
J. B. Kendrick, Pastor and Maderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk and Treasurer,
Sunday Jan 5 th, 1902
Church met at the hour appointed service opened by singing, prayer and sermon by Rev J. B. Kendrick from the 1st chapter of 2nd Peter, 5th, 6th and 7th verses Then adjourned to meet Sunday at 11:00.
J. B. Kendrick, Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk and Treasurer,
Saturday Feb 1st, 1902,
Church met according to previous appointment, Services opened by singing, prayer and sermon by Rev J. B. Kendrick from the 1st verse, 5th chapter of Romans. then called to order by the Moderator, 1st minutes of last meeting read. Case of Bro S. N. Johnson taken up and on his own confession was exhonerated from the charges made aginst him. A collection was then taken up to secure an overcoat and other wants of our Pastor to be paid to S. F. Combs Clerk and treasurer. Which was as follows,
G. M Crabtree..........50 cents,
S. N. Johnson........3.00 dollars,
Mrs S. N. Johnson....1.00 dollar,
Aaron Johnson........1.00 dollar,
S.F. Combs & family..5.00 dollars,
J. L. Crabtree.........50 cents,
Dora Crabtree..........15 cents,
Alta Cook..............25 cents,
Lyda Crabtree..........25 cents,
J. B. Couch............25 cents,
Walk Combs.............05 cents,
Dolph Combs............10 cents,
Rowdy Ramy.............10 cents,
Month. McGlothelin.....10 cents,
Major Thompson.........10 cents,
Ada V. Crabtree........25 cents,
Wade Taylor............05 cents,
V. B. Combs............25 cents,
Rebecca Combs..........25 cents,
Then adjourned to meet Saturday before the 1st Sunday in March.
J. B. Kendrick, Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk and Treasurer,
Saturday March 1st, 1902,
Church met at time appointed Services opened by singing, prayer and sermon by Rev J. B. Kendrick. Then called to order by the Moderator, 1st minutes of last meeting read and adopted. Then adjourned to meet Saturday before the 1st Sunday in April.
J. B. Kendrick, Pastor and Moderator,
S. F. Combs, Clerk and Treasurer,
July 18, 1911,
At a meeting of the Independence Baptist Church held July 18, 1911. It was agreed that a subscription be made for the purpose of repairing said house and that S. F. Combs is appointed as treasurer and also is requested to draw up an article of an agreement for those desiring to help, which was done and shows up as follows, viz,
S. F. Combs.....................25.00 dollars,
T. K. Wallace..................25.00 dollars,
J. K. Musick......................2.00 dollars,
J. P. Lockhart....................1.00 dollar,
R. R. Olinger......................1.00 dollar,
M. G. Robinson................1.00 dollar,
Everet Lockhart...................50 cents,
Elixsus Belcher.................1.00 dollar,
F. P. Rasnake....................1.00 dollar,
Willie Hart............................50 cents,
L. A. Wright.........................50 cents,
L. S. Owens..........................50 cents,
E. E. Combs.......................1.00 dollar,
Fielden Combs Jr.................50 cents,
Chas Lockhart...................1.00 dollar,
W. H. Combs.....................1.00 dollar,
D. B. Sutherland................1.00 dollar,
Talmage Musick................1.00 dollar,
Otis Crabtree......................1.00 dollar,
Cory Sample.......................1.00 dollar,
R. R. Thompson................1.00 dollar,
W. W. Lyon.......................1.00 dollar,
Tiny Thompson................1.00 dollar,
Francis Cook.....................1.00 dollar,
Nora Rasnake....................1.00 dollar,
Ruth Wallace........................50 cents,
Mrs L. A. Wright..............1.00 dollar,
Mrs Vick Combs...............2.00 dollars,
Mrs S. F. Combs...............2.00 dollars,
Mrs Walter Lockhart..........25 cents,
J. R. Hubbard....................1.00 dollar,
Virgie Combs....................2.00 dollars,
W. L. Smith..........................50 cents,
John Saunders....................25 cents,
J. F. Combs.....................10.00 dollars,
Arthur McGothlin...........1.00 dollar,
G. M. Crabtree.................1.00 dollar,
C. T. Smith.......................1.00 dollar,
Mrs J. L. Crabtree...........1.00 dollar,
Mrs. B. J. Fullen..............1.00 dollar,
Maggie Musick..................25 cents,
Eula Combs......................1.00 dollar,
W. E. Street.........................25 cents,
J. W. Hubbard.................1.00 dollar,
G. B. Johnson..................2.00 dollars,
Russ Massy.......................50 cents,
J. C. Chandler.....................50 cents,
H. C. Combs.......................50 cents,
J. L. Crabtree...................5.00 dollars,
W. A. Howard................5.00 dollars,
D. B. Gambill......................50 cents,
Adam Cox.......................2.00 dollars,
N. B. Honaker................1.00 dollar,
J. _. Griffith....................5.00 dollars,
G. R. Cook......................5.00 dollars,
H. R. Kendrick...............1.00 dollar,
E. R. Combs...................5.00 dollars,
James Henritzie.............5.00 dollars,
John Hurt.......................5.00 dollars,
Bob Fletcher..................1.00 dollar,
A. S. Johnson................6.00 dollars,
C. A. Counts..................5.00 dollars,
John Late........................1.00 dollar,

October 1913,
On October 26th Rev Geo. H. Wiley State _____ began a revival which lasted until Sunday night Nov 9th. The meeting was of great _____ and the following were received into the church,
By Letter,
Mrs Jane Combs,
Mrs Victoria Combs,
Lena Counts,
J. K. Musick,
On Confermation of Faith,
Bessie Ca___,
Hattie Belcher,
Lon Combs,
Zola Smith,
Mrs F. R. Rasnake,
Tazwell Belcher,
Ida Smith,
Late Combs,
_allie Combs,
Eula Combs,
Beth Chandler,
Lena Belcher,
Elden Belcher,
Ethel Street,
Pansy Lockhart,
It was announced that Rev F. H. Fuller will baptize the above cau_____ on the 5th Sunday in November.
November 1913,
The S. S. (Sunday School) through November was better attended but is not organized and is in need of teachers.
There was no preaching service in this month after the 10th when the revival closed.
Rev F. H. Fuller was sick on the 5th Sunday and the ca________ were not baptised.
December 1913,
On Saturday Dec 6th at night according to public notice, Rev G. H. Wiley, who had come from Richmond, preached as he did several times on Sunday the 7th.
The church thought it well for Bro Wiley to preach at the Musick School House instead of the church for the week nights, he did this for ten days, preaching at Independence on Sundays. the results were blessed three more conversions and a great awakening among the Christians.
The following were received on confirmation of Faith from the meeting at Musick School.
(Their is no list recorded in my notes)
August & 1915
At a meeting held at Independence Church Aug 7, 1915,___ meeting was called to order by our Pastor W. L. Henderson and on motion a letter was granted to Mrs Rebecca Lambert to unite with the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The Pastor also appointed a committee to confer with the Honaker Baptist Church to secure a Pastor; consisting of
J. R. Musick,
F. P. Rasnake,
J. F. Combs,
(but without _____ nothing done)
August 8th 1915,
On Aug 8th 1915 at the close of a series of meetings by Bro A. R. Crabtree and Wm. Henderson Moderator and Pastor, the church door was opened for the reception of members and Bertha Rasnake was received as candidate for Baptism and a short time following, the said Bertha Rasnake was Baptised by the Pastor of Council where a number of others were Baptised and received into our church, and at the close of the service the Pastor announced he would have to give up the work at Independence Church an account of other work in the Field he had taken.
F. P. Rasnake Clerk Protem,
Rev Wm L. Henderson, Pastor,
Sunday May the 5th, 1918
The church met according to appointment and an impressive sermon by Rev J. R. Hubbard, Pastor of Independence Church; and after Service the church was called together and on motion F. P. Rasnake was unanomously elected elected clerk, and on motion,
Bro J. F. Combs,
Bro Shade Combs,
Bro J. H. Musick,
was appointed committee men to look after the interests of the church, generaly, After which the meeting closed to meet again the 1st Sunday in June by appointment.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday June 2nd, 1918,
According to announcement the congregration met as usual at Independence Church and had a very interesting Sermon by Rev J. R. Hubbard Pastor and Moderator, no church ___ except worshiping God were brought up for transaction. After which the meeting was closed until the 1st Sunday in July 1918.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor and Moderator,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Saturday night July 6th 1918,
According to announcement we met at Independence Church and had a short but impressive Sermon by Rev J. R. Hubbard Pastor and Moderator. Which on request we had a prayer from Sister Bettie Thomas and on further motion the meeting adjourned to next day at 11:00.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday July 7th 1918,
The church met according to announcement and had good singing and prayer from Rev J. R. Hubbard Pastor and Bro Jonas Rasnake and a very interesting Sermon by the Pastor and on conclusion the Pastor called for _____ or those desiring to be Christians when Miss Eddie Rasnake gave her hand for the prayers of all the Christians, Whence we had quite an emotional and hand shaking with a good attendence of church members and upon a vote taken, the church granted Mrs Alta Johnson a letter of transmission to join the Baptist Church of Somerset, Kentucky, then the meeting closed.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
At A meeting held July 7th 1918 at Independence Baptist Church upon her own request Mrs. Alta Johnson (formerly Wallace) was granted a letter of dismissal to be given to a Baptist Church at or near Somerset, Kentucky, Whilst Mrs Johnson leaves this church with good standing and full fellowship, hope she will be received in the same manner to the church she asks to unite.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,

Monday Night July 28th 1918,
The church met according to announcement in a Revival Service and continued with two services daily for most of the time by our Pastor Rev J. R. Hubbard and Rev J. L. Crabtree where with there was a general awakening of the Christians all along through the meetings and several in attendance gave their hands for the prayer of the Christians and ____ ____ .
August 4th, 1918.
The church door was opened for the reception of members and upon confession of Faith,
Electa Crabtree,
Miss Eddie Rasnake,
Edith Rasnake,
were received as candidates for Baptism to be performed by our Pastor in the near future; where upon motion the meeting continued until Tuesday night August 6th When upon motion the meeting adjourned until Saturday before the 1st Sunday in Sept.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Saturday September 7th 1918,
According to appointment the services began on Saturday night and on Sunday, following with a good Sermon each service and very good attendance with good attention and good behavior, and closed with the announcement of Service on Saturday before the 1st Sunday in october.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Saturday Night, October 5th, 1918,
The church met according to announcement and on account of Pastors wifes sickness he could not attend service, but J. L. Crabtree gave us a good talk and the meeting adjourned until Sunday: on which received a good Service by our beloved Pastor, and on motion the Church Door was opened for the reception of members and,
J. B. Fuller Jr,
Pearl Wilson,
were both received as candidates for Baptism and at 3:00 pm, the time was set to administer Baptism to,
Miss Eddie Rasnake,
Edith Rasnake,
Which were both Baptised and received as members of our church, and then the meeting adjourned till the 1st Sunday in Nov, 1918.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
December 1st 1918,
on Dec. 1st 1918 our Church met according to appointment and our beloved Pastor gave us an excellent Sermon and was continued by Rev J. L. Crabtree, and on motion our services were closed by the members promissing to try and Serve God more earnestly on account of us being redeemed of the terror of War, that has been rageing for over four years, and feeling and realizing the ___, the comfort, and the gift of peace; we are more and more indebted to our redeemer for his extended mercies __ our __, then the meeting adjourned until the 1st Sunday in January 1919.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Feb 2nd 1919,
Our Church met according to announcement and our beloved Pastor gave us a very interesting Sermon and with a gathering we members present, unanamously extended our Pastor a call for another year to Pastor our church, my understanding was He accepted the work for another year and a meeting was announced for the 1st Sunday in March 1919 and on motion the meeting adjourned.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
March 2nd, 1919,
Our Church met according to announcement and with a very good attendance we had as usual a very interesting Sermon by Bro J. R. Hubbard Pastor, and the Minutes of our Association were offered to those that wasnt already supplied and the meeting closed after some announcements to meet again the 1st Sunday in April 1919.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor & Moderator,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
April 6th, 1919,
Our Church met according to announcement and with an average attendance we had a very interesting Sermon by our Pastor Rev J. R. Hubbard and prayer by Sisters J. L. Crabtree & Mrs B. J. Fuller, and a general Church meeting announced to be held on Saturday before the 1st Sunday in June, and some minor transactions with the Business Committee, which on motion the service closed til next meeting.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sat & Sun May 1919,
The Church met according to announcement with a small _____ ______ members present voted for a revised list of all the members of Independence Church as some have moved away and some died that there is ____, we do not mean to exclude members that wish their membership retained at Independence Church but want to make a correct report to the Association of all that is good members, and with a good Sermon by the Pastor the Service was concluded till in the morning at 11:00. At which time the service began by our beloved Pastor and after the sermon there was a collection for the benefit of our Home Mission Work, amt totaled $5.00, which was mailed to our Field Sect (cant read the name), Richmond, Virginia, and the meeting adjourned to the first Sunday in June.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday June 1st 1919,
Our Church met according to announcement and with a small attendence we had a very interesting Sermon by our beloved Pastor and with the vote of all members present the Pastor agreed to give us 2 sermons monthly, 1st & 3rd Sundays and also a church letter was granted to Sister Nannie Jackson by the members present then the meeting was brought to a close by the above announcements.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
June 3rd 1919,
At a meeting held at Independence Church June 1st 1919, Mrs Nannie Jackson wass granted a church letter to be joined to Cedar Grove Church and whilst we regret to give up Sister Jackson as a member hopefully she will be received in good standing and full fellowship as she stood with Independence Church, This June 3rd 1919.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
June 27th, 1919,
The church met according to previous announcement with a very good attendance. We had a very interesting Sermon by our beloved Pastor and with prayer from Sister Crabtree & Bro ___ Belcher, and a talk from T. L. Crabtree the service was brought to a close (rest is unreadable)
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
July 6th, 1919,
The church met according to announcement and with but few in attendance we had a very interesting Sermon by our beloved Pastor and with a few announcements the service ended, to meet the 4th Sunday in July and have a regular Church meeting and elect Delegates to the Association to be held at Tazewell Va 13th, 14th, & 15th of August 1919.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
July 27th 1919,
The church met according to announcement and with but few members present we had a very interesting sermon by our Pastor and on motion J. F. Combs, Shade Combs and F. P. Rasnake was chosen as delegates from Independence Church to the Association to be held at (location must have changed) Honaker, Va 12th 14th & 15th of August 1919 and with a collection for Home Mission Work, we received $6.00 and minute Fund of $1.25, then the meeting closed till the 4th Sunday in August.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
August 24th, 1919,
The Church met according to announcement and with but few members present we had a very interesting sermon by our beloved Pastor and with prayer by Sister Crabtree the service was brought to a close until the 1st Sun in Sept 1919.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday October 26th, 1919,
The church met with the usual small attendance and with a very interesting sermon by our Pastor, he announced his resignation as Pastor of Independence Church as he thought it to the interest of the church to call for a new Pastor and expressed his desire we could obtain a Pastor that would Spiritually unite the members of Independence Church, so the service closed by a prayer from Mrs J. B. Fuller and minutes distributed to the members present of the New Lebanon Association by the clerk.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday April 4th, 1920,
The church met on an announcement of Bro Hubbard to preach for us at 11:00 am, which he did and with his usual method gave us a very interesting sermon and in close of the meeting the church door was opened for the reception of members and one, Harve Deskins was accepted as a candidate for Baptism and Bro Hubbard also announced he would preach for us again the 1st Sunday in May, also Baptise any candidates that are ready.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday May 2nd, 1920,
On Sunday May 2nd, Bro Hubbard filled his appointment but failed to Baptise Bro Deskins as a member in Independence Church as he expressed desire to be attached to Cedar Grove Church and he with his daughter and Oakley McGlothlin were Baptised Sunday May 9th at or near Deskins School house and our meeting closed with but a few in attendance.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday July 25th, 1920,
On Sunday July 25th, Bro J. R. Hubbard filled his appointment with a good Sermon and with but few members present, a move was made and established that,
Shade Combs,
Bro J. Musick,
B. J. Fuller,
go as Delegates to the Association to be held at Graham, Aug (no dates) and the meeting closed with the announcement the next service will commence on Saturday night before the 4th Sunday in August for a weeks service.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor
Church Letter,
Church letter to New Lebanon Association held at Graham Virginia August 10-11-12 inclusive Delegates, B. J. Fuller, Shade Combs & J. B. Musick. Total membership last year 51 (males 12, females 39). Total membership this year 48 with 2 new admissions, with Pastors salary $20.00, Association Fund $3.00, with no other contributions.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday January 2nd, 1921,
On Sunday Jan 2nd, 1921 Bro J. R. Hubbard filled his appointment with a good Sermon and very good attendence with but few members present and the meeting closed by electing Bro J. R. Hubbard Pastor and F. P. Rasnake Clerk for the ensuing year, and Minutes of our Association was delivered to all present who accepted them, and the service was dismissed till 1st Sunday in Feb by Sister B. J. Fuller.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday March 6th, 1921,
On Sunday March 6th, 1921 the Pastor J. R. Hubbard filled his appointment with a very good attendance, we had a very informative service and the remainder of Minutes of the Association was given out to members of the Church, the Church was dismissed till 1st Sunday in April.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday April 24th, 1921,
On Sunday April 24th Bro Hubbard began a series of meetings which was largely atended up to and including the 1st Sunday in May with much interest shown both Saint & sinner, also with Rev J. L. Crabtree and others the meeting was carried on of nights through the week and I think much good was accompied without any added members this meeting ceased until the 1st Sunday in June.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
June 5th, 1921,
On June 5th, the Church met according to announcement and with but few members present there was no work done except a very interesting Sermon by our beloved Pastor with the announcement to meet again the 1st Sunday in July, the Church was dismissed for the present.
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Recorded List of Members, (List from 1921, Death dates added at a later time)
J. F. Combs,
Shade Combs,
F. P. Rasnake....Deceased August, 1931,
Winnie Combs.....Deceased June, 1919,
Dora Crabtree....Deceased 1949,
Bertha Rasnake,
Eddie Rasnake,
Charity Kendrick....Deceased December, 1923,
Lucinda Combs.......Deceased January 13th, 1924,
Blanch (Kiser) Combs...Deceased June, 1922,
Mary E. Booth,
Maggie (Musick) Hawkins,
Lilburn Rasnake,
Mary Rasnake,
T. K. Wallace,
Gay Combs,
Virginia A. (Combs) Lambert...Dismissed by Letter 2/26/,
Fawnie (musick) Fuller,
Nora (Rasnake) Fuller,
Elizabeth Combs,
Bessie Rasnake,
Edith Rasnake,
Victora Combs,
Sally Combs,
Lena Combs....Dismissed by Letter,
J. K. Musick.....Deceased,
Bessie Corty,
Lena Belcher,
Lou Combs,
Tazewell Belcher,
Eula Combs,
Pansy Lockhart....Dismissed by Letter,
Cora Wilson.....Deceased,
Ada A. Hagy,
Wade Taylor.....Dismissed by Letter,
C. A. Combs,
E. R. Combs.....Dismissed,
Jane Taylor....Dismissed by Letter,
Tiney Wilson,
Thomas M. Harrison....Deceased,
A. Cook,
Ada Sanders,
Carry A. Kendrick.....Dismissed by Letter,
Martha Cook,
Walter Combs,
C. B. Musick,
Alice Musick,
Casby Kelly,
Asa Musick,
Maggie Combs,
B. J. Fuller.....Deceased,
Lecta Crabtree....Deceased January 1, 1923,
Lizza Cook,
July 3rd, 1921,
Our beloved Pastor met with the Church at Independence and after a good Sermon announced his intention of his resignation on account of low attendance and loss of interest by the Church, on following a report to the New Lebanon Association of the membership at Independence for the years 1920 & 1921. Male members 13, female members 35, total 48, Value of Church property $2,000.00, with no Delegates to the Association, nor no funds for Minutes, no Prayer meeting, nor Sunday School, work, with our Pastor J. R. Hubbard resigning.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
On August 8th I submitted a church report to W. C. Grisby Asst Clerk that we had same membership roll as last year, male members 13, female members 35, total 48, with no new members, nor none dropped, no Pastor, no organiz___, no Association fund, no Pastor, Association to be held with Bluefield, September 5th to 7th 1922.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Feb 25th, 1923,
The church met according to announcement and after a discourse by Bro Hubbard a vote was cast and Bro Hubbard was unanimously was elected Pastor of Independence Church for another year and was accepted by Bro Hubbard and appointment for the 4th Sunday in March also a vote was taken to grant Mrs Virginia A. Lambert a letter of dismissal for to unite with the Graham Church, Graham Va- which was granted by the church unanimously. Which on motion the service closed.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
May 27th 1923,
The church met according to announcement after each months services on the 4th Sunday in the month since elected Pastor, we had a nice gathering and good Sermon delivered by the Pastor & Prayer by Sister Dora Crabtree, of all which seemed to be enjoyed by the attention of the congergation gave, and on motion the congregation was dismissed and adjourned.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
June 17th, 1923,
the church met according to announcement and after a good sermon by the Pastor, Bro Crabtree talked of unity Churchs and good fellowship to all, as is his faith in free will offering, and with prayer from Sister Crabtree service was dismissed till the 3rd sunday in July to be continued up to and including the 4th sunday, which is our regular preaching date.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
Sunday Night, July 15th, 1923,
According to announcement meeting began Sunday night, July 15th and Bro Combs from Cleveland Virginia, conducted the meeting up to Tuesday night the 17th, & Bro Hubbard carried it on till Sunday night the 22nd, then Bro Combs came back and the Service went on till Thursday night the 26th with only 2 professing Faith in Christ (Eliza Cook & Fred Perry) but the time and place for Baptism was not yet announced, and the meeting closed with a good attendance.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
Sunday July 29th, 1923,
On Sunday July 29th the church met and with a noble Sermon by our Pastor J. R. Hubbard the church in attendence by a vote designated F. P. Rasnake, Mrs Minnie Samples & Sally Combs as their delegates to the Association to be held at ____ Grove, Wise Co, Va, Aug 28 1923. ____ reported 13 male members, 34 female members, total 47, with no contributions.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Sunday August 26, 1923,
On Sunday Aug, 26th 1923 the church of Independence met according to announcement and after a good sermon by our Pastor the service was continued by taking up a collection for minutes which $2.00 was contributed for that purpose and service for the 4th Sunday in September was announced and after the Benediction, service was closed.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
Sunday October 7, 1923,
On Sunday Oct 7th the church met as had been announced at 11 a.m. and after a very interesting Sermon by our Pastor J. R. Hubbard the church door was again opened for the reception of members who upon Faith in Christ, Lizzie Cook was received as candidate for Baptism and about 3 p.m. at D. B. _ambils she was Baptised and received in full fellowship, then the meeting was dismissed until the 1st Sunday in Nov 1923.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
Sunday November 25, 1923,
on Sunday Nov 25th the church met according to announcement and after a very interesting sermon by our Pastor J. R. Hubbard there was a special appeal to our church committee to get our repairing done on the House so the people could be made comfortable during service and on announcement that preaching would be on the 4th Sunday (rest is unreadable) the service closed.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor,
December 1923,
The undersigned is a list who donated chickens for the benefit of Independence church through Mrs F. P. Rasnakes efforts.
Mrs Fred Perry........1 chicken........3 and a half pounds..........65 cents,
Mrs Aut Cook..........1 chicken........3 pounds.....................60 cents,
Mrs Sam Rasnake.......1 chicken........3 and a fourth pounds........65 cents,
Mrs F. P. Rasnake.....1 chicken........3 and a fourth pounds........65 cents,
Mrs Lorn Presley......1 chicken........3 pounds.....................60 cents,
Mrs John Kendrick.....1 chicken........3 and 3 fourths pounds.......56 cents,
Mrs Miller Lockhart...1 chicken........2 and a half pounds..........50 cents,
Miss Alice ______.....1 chicken........2 and 3 fourths pounds.......55 cents,
Mrs Bertha Belcher....1 chicken........3 and a half pounds..........52 cents,
Miss Beatrice Musick..1 chicken........2 and a fourth pounds........45 cents,
Mrs ______ Deskins....1 chicken........2 and a fourth pounds........45 cents,
Miss Maggie Stafford..1 chicken........3 pounds.....................60 cents,
Mrs Hannah Street.....1 chicken........3 pounds.....................45 cents,
Mrs Phoeba Hart.......1 chicken........2 and a fourth pounds........45 cents,
Mrs Eunice Hart.......1 chicken........2 and a half pounds..........50 cents,
Mrs Geo. W. Couch.....1 chicken........3 pounds.....................45 cents,
Mrs A. B. Chafin....................................................25 cents,
Mrs Geo Harrison....................................................50 cents
January 7 1924,
On Sunday January 7th the Church met and Bro J. R. Hubbard Pastor delivered us a very interesting Sermon and on motion by F. P. Rasnake Bro Hubbard was called and unanimously elected Pastor for another year which was accepted and announced Services for the 4th Sunday and Saturday night before the month of February 1924, and with Prayer the Service was closed. The minutes of The Association also was delivered to members present.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Rev. J. R. Hubbard, Pastor.
April 27th 1924,
On Sunday April 27th, 1924The Church met according to announcement and Bro Hubbard delivered an interesting Sermon and on motion a vote was taken and Sister Pansy Lockhart now of Independence Church was granted a letter of dismissal to unite with the Second Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia, and the request was for the clerk to send her her letter, on motion of the members present, which on motion the Service closed until the 4th Sunday in May.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Rev. J. R. Hubbard, Pastor.
May 25th, 1924,
On May 25th, 1924 the Church met according to announcement and with but few members present the Pastor delivered a very interesting Sermon and as there was no business transacted the service closed until the 4th Sunday in June.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Rev. J. R. Hubbard, Pastor.
This is a list of whom donated to repair Independence Church in the years 1923-1924 respectively.
Mr E. B. Fuller...............$2.00,
Mrs E. B. Fuller..............$2.00,
Mrs Don Rasnake...............$1.00,
Mr Don Rasnake................$1.00,
Mr Gray Combs....................50,
Mr J. K. Tuggle...............$2.50,
Mrs. Fred Perry...............$1.00,
Miss Pearl Musick.............$2.00,
Mr A. J. Turner...............$1.00,
Mrs A. J. Turner..............$1.00,
Mr Geo Turner.................$1.00,
Mr J. P. Kendrick.............$1.00,
Mrs J. P. Kendrick............$1.00,
Mr Ora B. Smith...............$1.00,
Mr Elmer Sargent..............$1.00,
Mr Clovis Cook................$1.00,
Mr Fred Perry.................$1.00,
Mrs Bertha Belcher............$1.00,
Mr F. P. Rasnake..............$5.00,
Mrs F. P. Rasnake.............$5.00,
Mr B. J. Fuller...............$4.00,
Mrs B. J. Fuller..............$1.00,
Mr C. W. Worley...............$3.00,
Mr & Mrs F. H. _art...........$2.00
June 25th, 1924,
On June 25th the Church met according to announcement and as usual we had a very interestingSermon by Bro. J. R. Hubbard. Pastor, and with a short talk by F. P. Rasnake on financing the Pastor for another year the Services closed and announcement was made for the 4th Sunday in July.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Rev. J. R. Hubbard, Pastor.
July 25th, 1924,
On July 25th, the Church met according to announcement and as usual a small number of members present and after a very interesting Sermon by our Pastor the Church porceeded to choose delegates to the Association to be held at Cleveland, Virginia on Aug 26 to 29th and on motion by the Pastor,
Bro J. H. Musick,
F. P. Rasnake,
Alta Turner,
was chosen as delegates with this motion the services closed to reunite the 24th of August, 1924.
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk,
Rev. J. R. Hubbard, Pastor.
This Contains Report to The New Lebanon Association to be held at Cleveland, Virginia, Aug 26-28-29 1924.
Male members............13,
Female members..........27,
Total...................40,
Amount Donated to the Pastor...............$5.00,
Lights.....................................$1.00,
Church House.............................$146.00,
Association Fund...........................$2.50,
Total....................................$154.50,
Members Deceased..........2,
Members Dismissed.........6,
J. R. Hubbard, Pastor Independence Church,
F. P. Rasnake, Clerk


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