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Transcriber’s notes are within [ ] brackets or () paranthesis. Duplin County Chinquapin Baptist Church Chinquapin Church Record Years : 1860 1874 Filmed 11 2 76 RED RATIO 16 TO 1 Rev. Phillip Denton, Pastor Chinquapin, North Carolina Chinquapin, Duplin County March 17th, A.D. 1860 Brother Alfred Guy and William M. Ken edy in this day (saturday before the third Sun day in March) according to previous appoint ment to assist some brethren & sisters from Island Creek Church in organizing a church at this place. At 11 o'clock A.m. bro Guy preached to a very good congregationfrom Revelations 2 c. 17(?) verse after preaching Bro Guy was called to the chain to act as moderator & Bro John N Stallings requested to act as Secretary. The bro moderator called for those brethren and Sisters who wished wo be constituled into a church bo come forward to the front seates when brethren James Cavenaugh Obid E Cavenaugh John Henderson & Hugh G Maxwell and Sister Kelly Henderson all from the Island creek church came forward. On motion a church covenant was read and on motion unanimously adopted. On motion a declaration of faith read and unan imously adopted (covenant & Declaration hereunto anprexed. All the members came froward & signed the covenant. Bro Moderater axtended the right hand of fellowship afterwards bro Kenedy also. then each of the members to each other. Bro Kenedy made some very appropriate remarks by way of charge. Announad by ^Bro Moderater that the church was legally consliled according to our usage. On motion adjorned Preaching to morrow to meet at 10 o'clock A.M. Doxology sung Benedration by the Bro Moderator Alfred Guy. Mod John N Stallings Sect fro tenhl Church roll on page 384. OA Way D acS Declaration of Faith 1. The Scriptures We believe that the Holy Bible was writen by men divinely inspired and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction that it has God for its author, Salva tion for its end and trulh without any mixture of error for its matten; that it reveals the principles by which God will findge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world. the true center of christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, orals and opinsons should be tried 2. The True God We believe the Scrpturces teach that there is one and only one, living and true God, an infinite, inteligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and Earth, unexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor con- fidence and loves that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the father, the son, and the Holy Ghosts equal divine perfection, and executing distinct but hamonious officers in the great worth of redemption 3. The Fall of Man We believe the Scriptures teach that man was created in holiness, under the law of his maker but by volun- tary transgression fell from that holy & happy State in consequences of which all mankind are now sinners not by constrain, but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, pos tively inclined to Evil and thenefore under juit conden. seation to Eternal ruin without deference or excuse. 4. The Way of Salvation We believe the Scriptures teach that the Salvation of Sinners is wholly of Grace, through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God. (rest of sentence illegible) of the father, freely took upon our nature, yet without Sins honored the divine bay by his per- sonal obedience, and by his death made a full attone ment for our sins, that having vision from the dead he is now enthroned in heavens and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfwections, he is every way qualified to be a suitable a compasionate, and an all-sufficient Savior. 5. Justification We believe the Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness: that it is bestowednot in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemers blood; by virtue of which faith his perfect righteousness is freely impuled to us of God. that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God. and secures every other blessing nedful for time and and eternity. 6. The Franess of Salvation We believe the Scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation and made free to all by th Gospel: that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial penitent and obedient faith and that nothing prevents the Salvation of the greatest sinner on earth. but his owndeter- mined depravity and voluntaryrejection involves him in a aggravated condemnation. 7. Regeneration We believe the Scriptures teach that in order to be saved. sinners must be regenerated. or born again: that regeneration consistin giving a holy dispoution to the mind. that it is effected in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit, in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedi- ence to the Gospel: and that its proper evidences appeares in the holy fruits of repentance, and faith and newness of life. 8. Repentance and Faith We believe the Scriptures teach that repentance and faith are sacred duties and also inseperable graces wrought in our own(crossed out) souls by the regenerating Spirit of God: whereby being deeply convincing of our guilt danger and helplessness. and of the way of Salvation by Christ. we turn to God with an fagne contritition confession and supplication for mercy at the same time heartily receiveing the Lord Jesus Christ as our prophet, priest, and King and relying on him alone as the only and all-suffcient-Savior. 9. God's Purpose of Grace We believe the Scriptures teach that election is the eternal purpose of God according to which he graciously negenerales, sanctifies, and saves sinners; that being perfectly consistent with the free agancy of man. it comprehends all the means in connection with the end: that it is a most glorous display of Gods sovering goodness being infinetly free, wise holy and unchangeable: that it uterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust ing in God and active imitation of his free mercy: that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree: that it may be prcertained by its effects in all who truly believe the Gospel: that it is the founda tion of Christian assurances: and that to ascertain it with regard to urselves demands and deserves the utmost diligence. 10. Sanctification We believe the Scriptures teach that Sanctification is the process by which according to the will of God we are made pastakers of his holiness: that it is a progressive work that it is begun in regeneration: and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit the Leader and Comforter in the continuel use of the appointed meanes especially the word of God self-examination Self denial thoughtfulness and prayer. 11. Preseverence of Saints We believe the Scriptures teach that such only one real believers as endure unto the end: that their preservering attachment to CHrist is the grand mark which dis- tinguishes them from the superficial professions: that a Special Providence watches over their welfare and they are kept by the power of God through faith unto Salvation 12. The Law And Gospel We believe the Scriptures teach that the Law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of his moral government that it is holy just and good and that the inability which the Scriptures ascribes to fallen man to fulfill its precepts arises entirely from their love of sin: to deliver them from which and nestones them through a Mediator to unfeighece obedience to the holy Law is one great end of the Gospel and of the Means of Grace connection with the establishment of the visible church. 13. A Gospel Church We believe the Scriptures teach that a visaten Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel: observing the ordinances of Christ governed by his laws: and exercising the gifts, rights, and priviledges invested in them by his mora, that its only Scriptural officers are Bishops or Pastors and Deacons whose qualifications claims and duties are defined in the Epistles of Timothy and Titus 14. Baptism And The Lord's Supper We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer into the name of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost: to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucifeia buried and risen Saviour With its effect in our death to Sin and resurection to a new life that it is prenegy to the priviliges of the(crossed out) church relations and to the Lords Supper, in which the members of the church by the sacred use of bread and wine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ: preceeded always by solomn self-examination 15. The Christian Sabbath We believe the Scriptures teach that the final use of the week is the Lord's Day or Christian Sab bath and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes by abstaining from all secular labor and sinful recreations by the devout observance of all the means of grace both private and public and by preparation for that rest that nemaineth for the people of God 16. Civil Government We believe the Scriptures teach that civil gov- ernment is of divine appointment: for the intrest and good order of human society and that magistrates are to be prayed for conscenciously honored and obeyed except only in things opposed to the will of our lord Jesus Christ who is the only Lord of the concience and the Prince of the Kings of the earth. 17. Righteous And Wicked We believe the Scriptures teach that there is a radical and essential difference between the right- ous and the Wicked that such only as through faith one justifies in the name of the Lord Jesus and sanctifies by the Spirit of our God. are truly righteous in his esteem: while all such a continue in impenitence and un holy are in his sight-wicked and under the curse: and this distinction holds among men both in and after death. 18. The World To Come We believe the Scriptures teach that the end of the world is approaching: that the Last Day Christ will descend from heaven and rais the dead from the grave for final retribution that a solemn separa tion will then take place: that the wicked will be adjorned to endless punishment and the righteous to endless joy and that this judgement will fix forever the final state of man in heaven or hell on principles of righteousness. Church Covenant of the Baptist Church at Chinquapin Duplin COunty N.C. adopted March 18th A.D. 1860 As we trust we have been brought by Divine Grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ and by the influ- ence of His Spirit to give ourselves up to him so we do solemly covenant with each each(crossedout) other that God enabling us one will walk to gether in brotherly love: that we will exercise a christian care and watchfulness over each other. and faithfully warn rebuk and admonish one another as the case shall require that we will not for- sake the assembling of ourselves together nor omit the great duty of prayer both for ourselves and for others: that we will participate in each others joys and endeavors with tenderness and sympathy to bear each others burdens and sorrows: that we will earnestly to bring up such as may be under our same in the nuture and admonition of the Lord: that we will seek Divine aid to enable us to walk circum spectly and watchfully in the world, denying ungod- liness and worldly lust: that we will strive together for the support of a faithful evangelical ministry among us: that we will endeavor by example and effort to win souls to Christ; and through life amidst evil report and cood efort seek to live to the gory of Him who hath called us out of dark- ness into His marvelous light- James Cavenaugh John Henderson Obid Cavenaugh Hugh G Maxwell Nelly Henderson Rules of Decorum 1st We will hold at least four conference meetings in a year for the transaction of bus- ines: also, special meetings whenever requisite. 2nd The names of members shall be called at every regular meeting and there shall be due notice taken of the absence of these who manifest a disposition to absent themselves. 3rd The church shall keepa church book in which all the procedings of the conference shall be faithfully transcibed and at every regulat meeting the minutes of the preceeding meeting shall be read amediately after the namees are called. 5thAn invitation shall be given to brethren of our faith and order to sit with us in con ference who shall enjoy the privileges of the meet ing except that of voting. 6th Every subject shall be opened for the reception of members and in any instances, receiveing to fellowship shall be unanimous vote. 7th Every subject for consideration of conference shall be introduced by a motion, which, when seconded, shall be debatable and acted upon unless withdrawn by the never with the consent of the second 8th Every speaker shall rise and address the moderator by the appellation of brether and shall confine his remarks to the subject under debate and shall not be allowed to speak more than twice on the same subject except by permission from the moderater. 9th No member shall withdraw from the conference without the permission of the moderater aRules of Decorum 10th It shall be required that in matters of difference between members before complaint is made to the church the aggreived party shall have duly attended tjer instructions of our Lord. Matt. 18th chapter 16th 17th and 18th verses and public offenses or such as operate against the peace of the church shall be the subject of discipline 11th All questions submitted to the conference shall be decided by a majority of votes. Except recoeving members to fellowship:and any question may be reconsidered when the motion of one who voted in the affermative 12th The moderatur shall propound all questions fro vote-shall keep the speakers to the subject under debate-may express his views after others are done speaking and see that these rules are faithfully observed 13th These Rules of Decorum may be alterca or amended by a vote of two- thirds of the whole church. Proceedings of Chinquepin Church Saturday before the first Lord’s day in June 1860. Conference opened by devotional ex- ercises + a dore opened for the reception of members whereupon Bros Nathan Murray and Etherington Henderson and Sister Jane Murray came forward with letters from the Church at Limestone + Sister Nelly Henderson from Island Creek. meno received. Correspondences from Limestone Bro. A Britton from Island Creek Bro. Robt Wallace. to visit Limestone Bro James Cavenaugh to Island Creek Bros James Cavenaugh + Hugh G. Maxwell. Moved and carried that Bretren James Cavenaugh John Henderson and Nathan Murray be appointed Deacons of the Church to be ordained to-morrow at 10. O’clock J D Huffam mod Hugh G Maxwell clk. Saturday Sept 22nd 1860. Conference opened by singing done opened for the reception of members none came forward Correspondences called from Island Creek Bro Wm W Hollingsworth to visit the Brethring at Island Creek Bros James Cavenaugh + H G Maxwell. to Limestone Bros N Murray + E Hen- derson. Moved + carried that James Cavenaugh, Olid E Cavenaugh, + Hugh G Maxwell be appointed to the association. Elder Huffman appointed to prepare a letter for the Association. Closed with devotional exercises. J Dunn Huffam mod Hugh G Maxwell clk. [paper torn with jagged edge here across writing- - - - - - - ] Susan Pickett Rosen L Cole Elizabeth Brock Dismissed by letter Margaret A Brock Anna J Register Dismissed by letter Mary S Southerland Hannah Lande Catharine Pickett [slashed through] Cavenaugh Rebecca M Lanier Ann Pickett [slashed through] Smith [marked through many times] Martha Butler Rilley E. Rouse Dead 1872 Annice Cole [slashed through] Lanier Sarah Cottle Anna C Landing Mary Register Dismissed by letter Emily Southerland Mary A Pickett Mary Richardson X Ellen Scarboro [slashed through] Bostick Dismissed by letter Susan Southerland Dismissed by letter Edith Wilkins Dismissed by letter Emily Parker Elizabeth Batts 1872 Esther Sloan Elizabeth J Batts Mary Thigpen Elizabeth Register [very faint print] X Hugh G Maxwell Excluded 1872 John E Cavenaugh King D Register Died Jun. 19, 1872 Jacob Cavenaugh Dismissed by letter Henry Wilkins Dismissed by letter Brickner Parker Excludes X John D Chestnutt Excluded 1872 D. H. Callaghan Dismissed by letter Big os Moobly 5 male Bette Cavenaugh 10 Females Sharon Church 381 Nelly Henderson Dead Jane Murray Mary Henderson Elizabeth Henderson Catharine A Hunter [slashed through] Lanier Jane Hunter Diadema Sloan Mary Lamb Sarah A Houston Catharine J Gavin Susan Pickett Rosen L Cole Elizabeth Brock Margaret A Brock Anna J Register Dismissed by letter Mary S Southerland Hannah Lamb Catharine Pickett [slashed through] Cavenaugh Rebecca M Lanier Ann Pickett [slashed through] Smith Martha Butler Rilley E. Rouse Dead 1872 Annice Cole [slashed through] Lanier Sarah Cottle Anna C Landing Mary Register Dismissed by letter Emily Southerland Mary A Pickett Mary Richardson X Ellen Scarboro [slashed through] Bostick Dismissed by letter Susan Southerland Dismissed by letter Edith Wilkins Dismissed by letter Emily Parker Elizabeth Batts Dead 1872 We, the members and deacons of the Sharon Baptist Church, in its regular meeting adopted the following resolutions, to wit: Resolution of respect: On June 1, 1931, our Heavenly Father, in His infinite love and wisdom, called from our midst our beloved Pastor, Rev. G. W. White Therefore, be it resolved, first, that we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who makes no mistakes. Therefore, be it resolved that in the death of our dear Pastor we have lost a friend whose helpful, sunny, Christian character has been a benediction to our church and community, that we are thankful for his example of daily Christian living. It may be said of him that he gave of his best to the master whom he earnestly and conscientiously tried to follow. He was ever willing and happy to give his time, his talent, yes his all, for the furtherance of the king- dom of Christ. While we cannot understand why such a life of usefulness should be cut off, we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well, realizing that our loss is his eternal gain. Second, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Biblical Recorder, one to the family, and one recorded on our church minutes. (Written by Carmer Cavenaugh) Duplin County Chinquapin Baptist Church Chinquapin Church Record Years : 1905 1932 Filmed 11 2 76 RED RATIO 16 TO 1 Rev. Phillip Denton, Pastor Chinquapin, North Carolina Presented to Sharon Missionary Baptist Church March 11 - (1890?) Conference July 7, 1907 Sharon Baptist Church met in regular conference July 7, 1907, with Rev J. H. Booth as moderator. Roll was called by clerk. Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. Report of building committee was made, work having been completed and payment of same having been made with $14.00 still in the treasury. Mr. L. J. Sloan was elected a member of the building committee in place of Mr. S. S. Sloan. A sufficient amount including the $14.00 in treasury was subscribed to plaster the church. There being no other business the conference ajourned in regular order. Converence Jan 18, 1908 Sharon Baptist Church met in regular conference Jan. 18, 1908 witth Rev J. H. Booth as moderator. Report of Building committee made by B. Blanchard was accepted. The present committeee was continued except Bro. J. Sloan, who was succeeded by Bro. Frank Sloan. Letters were granted to Bro. W. C. Wallace and Sisters Caroline and Daisy Cottle. There being no other business, the conference ajorned in regular order. Rev. R. G. Early (??) his work preaching at Sharon Baptist Church Chinquapin, NC on 1st Tuesday in January 1907. she was unable to attend preaching at our church but wished to remain one of our members. Also, Rev. Early gave a similar report from Bro. J. W. Cavenaugh. There being no other business the conference adjourned. Conference September 4 - 1910. Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Sep 5 - 1910 with Rev. B. G. Early as moderator. Reading of minutes of last meeting was omitted. R. C. Seawell, L. J. Sloan, and E. P. Blanchard were elected as delegates to the Eastern Association at Bethel. W. D. Brock was elected as alternate. Letters were granted to Hattie Register, and Willie Blanchard. Safronia Wood was excluded from this church she having joind the Holiness people. By motion of the church the association was invited. E. P. Blanchard was elected Clerk of Church., There being no other business the conference adjouned in regular order. Conference June 3, 1911. Sharon Baptist Church met in conference June 3, 1911 with Rev. B. G. Early as moderator. Reading of minutes of last meeting was omitted. Bro. J. L. Cottle was appointed to aid Bro. R. C. Seawell in collecting the unpaid subscriptions. A letter of dismissal was granted to Sister Minnie Booth. There bing no other business the conference adjouned in regular order. Conference Oct 3, 1911. Sharon Bptist Church met in conference Oct 3, 1911 with B. G. Early as moderator. Roll call was omitted, also minutes of last meeting was omitted. D. M. Futreal and E. P. Blanchard was elected as delegates to Eastern Association at Rowan. There being no other business conference adjouned in regular order. Conference March 3, 1912. Sharon Baptist Church met in conference March 2, 1912, with Rev. B. G. Early as moderator. Reading of minutes of conference June 3, 1911, were read and approved. Percy Mareody and Z. Blanchard were appointed as committee to see Hunter Sloan concerning conduct toward church. Luther Lanier was elected as assistant treasurer. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. Conference Jan 4 1914. Sharon Baptist Church met in conference January 4, 1914 with J. H. Booth as moderator. A motion was maid and carried that sister Lillie Burton be granted a letter. A motion was also made and carried that Bro's Frank Sloan and Steadman Sloan and sister Lula Sloan be granted letters. This being done conference adjourned. With J. H. Booth Moderator Oscar Blanchard Church Clerk Conference Sept 19, 1914. Sharon Baptist Church met in conference September 19, 1914 with Rev. J. H. Booth, moderator. Minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved. Bro. W. D. Brock, Corbet Pierce and Luther Lanier were elected delegates to the association at Oak Vale Church J. H. Booth moderator Oscar Blanchard Church Clerk Conference March 18, 1916 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Mar 18, 1916 with Rev. B. G. Early as moderator. Reading of minutes of last meeting was omitted. By motion of the Church Bro. R. C. Seawell and Luther Lanier were to make an every member canvass of the church and to some others out side of church for pledges for Pastors salary. Sister Bessie Cavenaugh was excluded from church on account of departure of the Faith. By motion of church it was decided to have church painted. Percy Mareody, Buck Parker and E. P. Blanchard were appointed as a committee to solicit funds and have this work done. There being no further business conference adjouned in regular order. B. G. Early moderator O. C. Blanchard CC Per E.P.B. Conference June 17, 1916 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference June 17, 1916 with Rev. B. G. Early as moderator. Minutes of preceeding meeting read and aproved. A partial report was made of committee on painting the church, also a partial report was made of committee on putting up the Steeple. There being no further business conference adjouned in regular order. B. G. Early Moderator O. C. Blanchard CC Per E. P. B. Conference a little later exact date unknown. Conference was called by E. P. Blanchard and he acted as Chairman. D. M. Futral, H. J. (Both?) and John Wood was elected as building committee for the Steeple. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. E. P. Blanchard Moderator " " C June 1916 Conference Sept 16, 1916. Sharon Baptist Church met in Conference Sept 16, 1916, with Rib. B. G. Early as moderator. Minutes of preceding meeting read and approved. $5.45 was raised to pay off balance due on Steeple. B. W. Parker was elected as a committee to see Bro Marcus Hansley, as to his whereabouts attitude toward the church etc. Sam Register was appointed as committee to see Fannie Register as to her conduct. B. W. Parker, John Wood, and E. P. Blanchard were appointed as committee to see Bro. J. L. Cottle as to his attitude toward the church. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. B. G. Early Moderator E. P. Blanchard Clerk Protem Conference March 25, 1917 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference March 25, 1917, with Rev J. D. Howell as moderator. Bro. Seawell made report as treasurer of the church. B. W. Parker and E. P. Blanchard members of committee on "every member canvass" of church reported $101.00 pledged for pastors Salary. Bro. Sam Register was continued on committee to see Fannie Register. Sister Mabel Quinn was dismissed of account of departure of Faith. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. J. D. Howell moderator E. P. Blanchard C C Conference April 22 1917 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference April 22, 1917 with Rev. J. D. Howell as moderator. Percy Mareody, B. W. Parker and E. P. Blanchard were elected delegates to go to Beuloville on fifth Sunday and confer with delegates from all churches (??). Bro. Howell (rest missing) Conference June 24, 1917 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference June 23, 1917 with Rev. J. Howell as moderator. B. W. Parker reported painting of Church as unfinished business. B. W. Parker and R. C. Seawell were appointed to solicit funds to put on paint. Bro. R. W. Sloan was excluded from Church on account of inconsistent Christian living. There being no other business conference adjouned in regular order. J. D. Howell moderator E. P. Blanchard CC Conference Sep. 18. 1920 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Saturday September 18 1920 with G.W. White as moder. Roll was called minutes of the preceding conference redd and approved. Doors of church were opened. The committe that was to look after any member of the church that they saw fit in regard to attending was continued. E.P Blanchard Ben Batts and Luther Lanier were elected as decons B.W. Parker Luther Lanier and Ben Batts were appointed as delegates to the assocation Jule Batts Percy Maready and W.C. (Wallace) as alternates. There being no other business conference adjoured in regular order with G.W. White as Mod. W.P. Blanchard C.C. P.S. Church agreeded to pay Pastor same as year before which was $300.00 G.W. White was called another year. Conference Mar 6, 1918 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Mar 6, 1918 with J.D. Howell as moderator. Sister Carrie Cottles name was taken from roll on account of departure of faith. B.W. Parker reported as to painting on the church. Committe was continued. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. J.D. Howell Mod. E.P. Blanchard (__________) Conference June 16, 1918 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference June 16, 1918 with J.D. Howell as moderator, Brother S.L. Register name was taken from the roll on account of departure of faith. Brother Howell was given the prividige to get some one to help in meeting. Ther being no other business. Conference adjouned______________ Conference Sep. 20, 1919 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Sep. 20, 1919 with (Geo______) W. White as moderator Sister (Perry) Smith name was taken from the roll on account of departure of faith. Bro. B.W. Parker E.P. Blanchard and Percy Maready were elected as delegates to the (assoc) Z Blanchard Leuther (Leawier) & (Jius Leawier) as alternates $1.50 was sent for minster junds. Bro. White was called to preach for us next year. There being no more business conference adjourned in regular order with Geo. W. White as moderator W.P Blanchard Clerk Conference June 19, 1920 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Saturday June 19, 1920 with G.W. White as moder, roll was called minutes of the preceding conference read and approved. Doors of the church were opened, G.W. White J.L. Cottle B.W. Parker E.P. Blanchard Z.T. Batts were put on the comitee to see any member of the church in regard to attending or as to their conduct. E.P. Blanchard reported in regard as to how much money he had on hand for the Seventy five million campaign. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. G.W. White moder. W.P. Blanchard C.C. Conference Dec 18, 1920- Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Dec- 18 1920 with G.W. White as moderator. B.W. Parker reported for committe that was to look after members ast to conduct and attendence . By motion Ben Batts and Percy Maready were added to this committe. By motion clerk was asked to write Bro and Sister Walker and find out their attitude toward the church. By motion Bro H.J. Batts was appointed as a special committe to see Bro. C.C. Batchelor as to his conduct and attitude toward the church There being no more business conference adjourned in regular order. G.W. White moderator W.P. Blanchard C.C. Conference Feb 19, 1921 Bro, E.J. Whaley was excused for misconduct. Bro. Joe Bradham was granted a letter of Conference March 19 1921 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference March 19, 1921 with G.W. White as moder. Bro C.C. Bachelor was excused by the church for misconduct. By motion the clerk was appointed to write any member of the church in regard to their attendance. There being no other business conference was adjourned in regular order with G.W. White as moder. W.P. Blanchard C.C. Conference Dec 18, 1920 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference Dec 18, 1920 with G.W. White as moderator. B.W. Parker reported for committee that was to look after members ast to conduct and attendence. By motion Ben Batts and Percy Maready were added to this committee. By motion Clerk was asked to write Bro and Sister (Walker) and find out their attitude toward the Church. By motion Bro H.J. Batts was appointed as a special committee to see Bro C.C. Batchelor as to his conduct and attitude toward the church. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. G.W. White moderator W. P Blanchard C.C. Conference Feb 19, 1921 Bro E.J. Whaley was excused for misconduct. Bro Joe Bradham was granted a letter of dismiss Conference March 19, 1921 Sharon Baptist Church met in conference March 19 1921 with G.W. White as moder. Bro C.C. Batchelor was excused by the church for misconduct. By motion the clerk was appointed to write any member of the church in regard to their attendance. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order with G.W. White as moder. W.P Blanchard C.C. Conference June 18, 1922 Sharon Baptist Church met regular conference on Saturday before the third Sunday in June 1922 with G.W. White as moder. The committee that was appointed to see Heny Sanderson reported and was discharged the brother was excused by motion. Joe Bradham was excluded from the church. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. G.W. White as moderator W.P. Blanchard C.C. E.P.Blanchard H.J. Batts (______) Sewell Ed Cottle Percy Maready were appointed by motion as a committee to report any wrong doings among the members. Conference Sep 16, 1922 Sharon Baptist Church met in regular conference on Saturday Before the Third Sunday in September 1922 with G.W. White as moder. Tate Raynor Bob Wood and Jim Lanier appointed as Delegates to sit with the assoc. The being no other (_______) conference adjourned in regular order with G.W. White as mod. W. P. Blanchard C.C. Conference June 16 1923 Sharon Baptist Church met in regular conference on Saturday June 16, 1923 with G.W. White as moder. D.D. Blanchard requested that we get Rev, (Mr) Powell to preach for us once he being a missionary to Africa. The following committee was appointed to help (rest of page missing) Conference Sep 15 1923 Sharon Baptist church met in regular conference on Saturday before the third Sunday in september 1923 with G. W. White as moder __ a report from the church Treasure reported the church behind on Pastors Salary $32.35 Bob Wood and Oscar James were elected as deacons of Sharon church E. P. Blanchard N.P. Blanchard and H. J. Batts were elected as Delegates to the asso. Corbit Pierce Luther Lanier and (illegible) Batts as alternates $2.22 was made up for (minotes?) funds. There being no other buisness conference adjourned in reguler order with S. W. White as Moder. N. P. Blanchard C. C. Conference Sep 1924 Sharon Baptist church met in regular conference on Saturday September 1924 with G. W. White as moder. The commitee consisting of E. J. Whaley (Iran ?) Lanier to consult one of the Deacons as to his conduct was discontinued The Bro asked the church to excuse him which they did by motion S. W. coles name was taken from the roll Ther being no other business conference adjourned in regular order with G, W. White as moder N. P. Blanchard C. C. Deacons conference Nov. (22?) 1924 H. J. Batts report of $25.00 on hand for missions Orphanege collection $30.50 Treasure reported Paslor paid for last year. Conference December 19 1924 Sharon Baptist cherch met in regular conference on Saturday before the third Sunday in Dec. 1924 with G. W. White as moder. It was moved and Second that the Deacons Deal with any male member who did not pay anything last year. There being no other buisness conference in regular order with G. W. White as moder. N. P. Blanchard C. C. Conference June 20 1925 Sharon Baptist church met in regular conference on Saturday before the third Sunday in June 1925 with G. W. White as moder. The Deacons on as comnitee failed to report so the comnitee was was continued. The letter came up in regard to paying Miss May Cox The church agreed to pay what they could on the debt by motion a letter of Dissmisson (Page ends) Conference of Sep 19, 1925 Sharon Baptist Church met in regular conference on Saturday before the third Sunday im September 1925 with G. W. white as moderator. The Deacons as a comintee to look after the Surveying of the church property was continued G. H. James were elected as H. J. Batts Delegates to The Tate Raynor assocation N. P. Blanchard Bob Wood and as alternates Corbit Pierce By motion a letter of Dissmission was granted to Joe Bradhan to unite with Johnsons church There being no other busness conference adjourned in regular order with G. W. White as moder. N. P. Blanchard C. C. Conference Mar 20 1926 Sharon Baptist church met in regular conference on Saterday before the third Sunday in march 1926 with G. W. White as moder by motion a letter of Dissmiss was granted to Frankie Sandlin to unite with Hallsville Baptist Church. Also Bob. G. Sloan was granted a letter (three words crossed out) of Dissmission By motion Percy Maready Jacob Casteen Roscoe Pierce were appointed to Deal with the membes for Dancing. Rodolph Futreal Luther Lanier Tate Raynor were appoind as comnittee to Deal with members for non attedence and not Paying There being no other busness conference adjourned in regular order with G. W. White as moder N. P. Blanchard C. C Deacons conference Saturday night before the third Sunay in May 1926 It was moved and second that the Deacons appoint Mrs Annie James Mars Jacob Castlen and Mrs B. H. Cottle as a committee to see Miss Alma Batts and Miss Nancy Brinkly as to their conduct. It was moved and seconded to appoint a committee to see Johnnie Parker for cursing and getting Drunk. The Deacons recommed that a committee be appointed to see Henry Futreal as to his conduct. It was moved that Perch Mcready and Luther Lanier see Ben Batts as to being Drunk and Dancing. Conference June 19, 1926 The committee consisting of Radolph Futreal Tate Raynor Luther Lanier to deal with member for non attendance and not supporting the church was continued until next conference Bob Wood and Ed Cottle were appointed as a committee to see Johnnie Parker as to getting Drunk and report at the next conference It was moved and Second that the church Drop the names of Alma Batts and Nancy Brinkly from the roll By motion a committee consisting of H. J. Batts Tate Raynor Percy Maready were appointed have steps built to the church There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order with G.W. White as Moder. W.P. Blanchard CC Moved and seconded that the church rules be carried out Conference Sep. 18, 1926 Sharon Baptist church met in regular conference on Saturday before the Third Sunday in Sep/ 1926 with G. W. White as moder. After the report of the committee it was moved and seconded that Johnnie Parkers name be droped from the roll. The commitee on building Steps reported and discharged. The commitee on seeing members for non attendance and not paying was continued. O. H. James Jacob Casteen and J. F. Dixon were appointed as Delegates to association $3.25 was sent for minute funds. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order. With G. W. White as Moder N. P. Blanchard C. C. Conference Dec. 18, 1926 Sharon baptist church met in regular conference on Saturday before the Third Sunday in Dec. 1926 with G. W. White Moder. The Deacons as a committee in dealing with members for non attendance and not paying was continued. By motion a letter of Dissmission was granted to Corbit Pierce Oscar Blanchard and Marshal Walker. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order with G. W. White as moder. N.P. Blanchard Conference Oct 21, 1927 It was moved and carried that the Deacons canvas the members of the church to collect the Pastors Salary Clyde Seawell reported $15.00 due on painting the church. $15.00 paid on painting the church. Paid. G. W. White moder N. P. Blanchard Conference Dec. 17th 1927 Sharron Baptist church met in regular conference on Saturday before the third Sunday in Dec. 1927 with G. W. White as moder The Deacons made report on paying the Pastors Salary It was moved and seconded Rob Futreal name be removed from the roll. Being further ordered that the Deacons and the clerk deal as they saw fit with members for non attendance and not paying. There being no other business conference adjourned in regular order with G. W. White as moder. Conference Mach 17 1928 Sharon Baptisl church met in Regilar conference on Saturday before the third Sunday in March 1928 with G.W. White as moder. A commitee consist ing of G. H. James Roscoe Pierce D.D. Blanchard was appointed to see the mechants in regard to closing their stores at church hours. A leller of Dissmission was granted to L.C. Breelhcna and wife. There being no other busness conference adjourned in Regular order. G.W. White moder. N.P. Bolandond Clerk Conferring me Sept 20 Sharom Bafist church me in Reglar conference. delegat were aponte to go to assocation. the dors of the church were ofen and mits wre read there be no other bissincy coference adgurne with G.W. White md Pesont delgat D.M. Futell CC Randoph Futell Fennel Lanine Rosco Picl V.S. Badham A.J. Whaley Annie Cantena Conference met Decr. 20.1930 At Sharon Bapist Church in Reglar order the name of Dallis Wood Ruby R. Wood was Drope. thay joined filbrill Church ther fe mo other Bisinss conference adgonend with G.W. White Md D.M. Futell CC March 14, 1931 Conference meet Salady befe third Sunday the deras of Chin wne open and Pravie Merady Painted treaune. Ronce Pine OH Janes assiane. then be no othe Buisness confernc adjorned G W White and Don Futell CC Sunsa Wood affarn fro letter granted June 20, 1931 Conference met Sataday before third Sunday meitls were heard the means when Dcop of RuSie Paul and vegtn the Hatrid there Banng mather Buisness conferc daJrnn the Doors of Church were open O H James Md DM Futell CC March 19, 1932 Sharon Baptist Church Regular Conference The Church met in regular conference March 19th The minutes^ of last meeting were read and approved. The Treasurer made his report; which current expenseus paid to date, but very small surplus in treasury. A letter of dismissail to join a Baptist Church in Wilmington was granted Mrs. C. J. Hofflen. Mrs. Sudue Picket, Mr O H James and Rudolph Futrell were elected os delegates to a special session of the Eastern Association to meet at Johnson Baptist Church to report on the work of our Church. On motion of N.P. Blanchard it was ordered that a new book be purchased for the Church roll; cuf Mr R.C. Seawell elected to transfer monies from old book to the new one. On motion of D.D. Blanchard it was ^order that the Paston appoint a committee for tha purpose of making up a list of the membership in alphabaticol order separating from the main list such as they deem the church should give due cousiderotion New Roll Men 1929 R.C. Sewell x Noah Fulell x Lee Futell John Wood xxx decd U.S. Bradham xx Paul Cottle D.M. Futell xxxxxxx M.L. Lanire x x tom Brock Corbit Pierce xxxxxxxx W.J Mitchell x x Janes Lanier xxxx O.H ganea xxxxx B C Batts H J Balls xxxxx C.D. Aycochs J (crossed out) E.D. Cattle xxxx T.T. Raynor xxxx N. P. Blanchard x D.D. Blanchard x G O. Parker xx Radalph Futrell xxxx H.L. Sanderson (crossed out) Drope Early Sanderson Y.H. Futrell Bob Wood xxxx Henry Sanderson x Finiel Lanier x x (second x erased) Blan Raynor Mency Teachey Phililp Sanderson Ransom Wood O G.W. White O xxxxxx Anos Swinson DJ Cumighan X Jacob Casteen (crossed out) Dead L Bradham Jin Sandlin x Rosco Peirse xxxxx Leyiance Brinson xx W.s. Cole xxx DC Wood Drofe Archie Lanier xxx Mavins Wall Jack Parker O Albat Swinson OS Car. Browm xxx BH Cottle William Wood (crossed out) Janes Booths AB Sandlin O FA Canavaygh Cinor Cavvanaugh x Louis Raynor O Z C Swinson xx Stacy Lanier xx Luthar Jinkins Lester Jinkins Asa Sansan Hillis Bradham O W F Meready xxxx P A Merready xxxx Bernie Bradham Eleder Wood Lucy Parker O Sibil Hurbert x annie Smith Eula Sanderson xxx Birtha Seaeell x May Batchear O Mrs Fusale Cavernaugh x Sudie Picket Saty Raynor Ellder (written on top of that is Elner) Parker x May Bell Smith Lanny Bell Smith (crossed out) Sholar Myrtle Lanier Kennadey O Alma Lanier O Mrs Z.C Swinsion V 10 c May Bill Swinsora Gamie Sarah Savage Hendrson Beria Yarbar O Lillie Bell Cavanuugh Myrtle Futrell x Lular Handoday Moner Lee Lonner x Leona Ivis x Roxie Badham O narna Ehtell Cavanagh May Lilie Futeld May Janes x Leona Binkley x Edna Janaes x Minie Wood x x Maggie Wood x x Sunday May 21, 1933 Sharon Baptist Church "A motion was made to pay the postor up an next regulor meeting and inforn him thot ur are unnoble to pay him for furthr servics I ask him to resign, The motion passed." "A motion was made aerd passed ti osk evrry menbr ti pay at leasat the price of a dozen Eggs un tha debt of Mrs. White." Messus. Sikas Cole, Ernop Whaley H G Batts & Miss. Bertha Seawell wrere apponted to canrass church meimas. Mr. Cola was appoin ted Treasurr for this offior Mr. Searwell was asked to to cooorspond with Mrs - Whites Attemus. 73. Marvin Wall 74. Mrs. Marvin Wall 75. May Wood Wilson 76. Mrs G.W. White (Winston-Salem) N.C. 77. Ransom Wood 78. Francis Wood 79. Lacy Wood Cottle 80. Myrtle Futrell Wood 81. Minnie Wood (Prescott) 87. John William Wood 83. Catherine Wood (Arrow pointing upwards to Catherine) 84. Veria Yarbor 193 members. Sept 6 1947 189 Sept 1948 85. W.P. Hubbard 86. Mrs. W.P. Hubbard Mrs. Oda Mal Sanderson H. L. Sanderson Early Sanderson W. F. Futreal /Bob Wood x x x x x x x x x x /Henry Sanderson x Billy Brinkley(name struck through) /Z. T. Batts J. L. Cottle Cyrus Batts Marshall Walker(name struck through) /Fennel Lanier x x x x x /Bland Raynor x x x x x x x x x x x /Hyden Seawell x /W. [J.?] Swinson x x x x x x x x Pierce Teachey x x x x x x Philip Sanderson Ransom Wood x x Joe Brackham (name struck through) (Dissmissed by letter) G. W. White [name circled] x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Arron Swinson x x x x x x x Leuther Sanderson(name struck through) D. J. Curmingham x /Jacob Casteen x x x x x /H. C. Brackham Dismissed by Letter Jim Sandlin x x x /Roscoe Pierce x x x x x x x x /J. T. Dixon(name struck through) x x x x Lermna Brinson x W. S. Cole x x x x x Joe Wood (Dallis Wood) /Archie Lanier x x x x x Fey Norris(name struck through) James Brodman x x x x /Joe Wood x x x x C. C. Bachelor (name struck through) x dead /Ed Cottle x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x W. C. Wallace (name struck through) /J. F. Raynor x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x Jessie Mitchell /Norwood Blanchard x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x /D. P. Blanchard x x x x x x Maxie Lee Parker (name struck through) x x x x x /Johnnie Parker x x x x x Everett Futreal /R. W. Sloan x x x /Bob Glehm Sloan x x x x Albert Sanderson (name struck through) x Stacy Cavenaugh (name struck through) H. F. Walker /George Parker x x x /Rodolph Futreal x x x x [indented] H.L. Sanderson Charlie R. Futral /Early Sanderson W. F. Futreal x /Bob Wood x x x x x x x x x /Henry Sanderson x x x /Billy Brinkley x E. L. Futreal x /Z. T. Batts x x x x x x x x /J. L. Cottle x x Herbert Brock (name struck through) x Dismissed by letter 1920 /Cyrus Batts /Marshal Walker x /Fennel Lanier x /Philip Sanderson /Ransom Wood x x /Joseph Brackham x /G. W. White x x x x x Amos Swinson Leuther Sanderson /D. J. Cumingham [List continues on new page] Margie Futreal Parker x x Eliza Futreal x x x Myrtle Cottle Mitchell x Nancy J. Lanier x x x x x x Bessie Cavenaugh (name struck through) x x Excluded on account of departure of faith Lizzie Mitchell (name struck through) x Dead Estella Sholar Sarah Futreal x x x x x x x Martha E. Whaley x Annie James x x Gabiella Wood x x x x Rosa Wood Pierce x x x Francis Wood x x x x Lela Register Martha Batts Maready x x Annie Cottle x Caroline Cottle x x x x x x x Levara Whaley x Ethel Parker x x x x Dora Lanier Haward x Nancy Hunter Lizzie Aycock Jannie Cottle Hacutt x Lucy Cottle Parker Maggie Brodham (by letter) x Dora Bachelor (by baptism 1915) Emma Casteel ( “ ” ) Daisy Cole x x Sallie Brodham Brown Emma Cottle Nellie M. Wallace (by letter 1916) Norma Wallace ( “ ” ) Rachel Lanier from Union Baptist 1916 MEMBERS OF SHARON BABIST CHURCH REVISED ROLE - 1932 R. C. Seawell x x x x Noah Futreal(name struck through) Deceased 1934. \Lee Futreal John Wood (name struck through) x Deceased \V. S. Bradham x x \Paul Cottle (name struck through) Shiloh \D. M. Futreal x x \M. L. Lanier (name struck through) x Shiloh Vann Lanier (name struck through) Joined Primitives \John Mitchell x \Percy Maready (name struck through) x Shiloh \E. J. Whaley (name struck through) Shiloh \Tom Brock x \Corbet Pierce x W. J. Mitchell (name struck through) x Gone to amosh James Lanier (name struck through) x Deceased O. H. James x Moved by letter \B. C. Batts x \H. J. Batts x x \C. D. Aycock (name struck through) Shiloh E. D. Cottle (name struck through) x Deceased \I. F. Raynor (name struck through) x Shiloh \N. P. Blanchard x x D. D. Blanchard (name struck through) Moved by letter \G. O. Parker x \Rodolph Futreal x x x \Earlie Sanderson (name struck through) Moved by letter to Dastlaa \W. F. Futreal x \Bob Wood x x x x \Henery Sanderson x 1951 1951: Rev Jim Buerce preached for us in our Spring revival which ws held all over the country the same two weeks. 1951: Our cemetery look so bad Until we decided to clean it up and do some improving The Parker boys donated the strip of land between the cemetery and the road. We leveled the ground, tre down the fences and cleaned it off. Clerk Rodolph Futreal End of transcription of records.
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