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Reprinted in "The Prairie Historian"
Volume 18 December, 1988 Issue 4
Submitted By: Stacey Jones

The Old Baptist Church

Submitted by Helen Wells
Old Baptist church in Elk Prairie Township Jefferson County, IL

The Old Baptist Church in Elk Prairie township, or to call it by its correct name, Union Regular Baptist Church, was formed 7 May 1842. On that day Joseph Hartley, Mary Hartley, Sarah Hillman, Clabourn J. Cash, John Flener, Fanny Clampet, William Miflin, Anna Miflin and Sarah Flener with their Articles of Faith stood before a Presbytery of five ministers of the Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ " and after due examination found to be sound in the faith and legally dismissed from regular baptist by letter... and having mutually agreed to covenant together to maintain the order of the church of Jesus Christ (were) pronounced to be a legally constituted Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ".

At the first business meeting Joseph Hartley was appointed Moderator and Clabourn J. Cash, clerk. The church agreed to be known by the name "Union" and o hold its meetings on Saturday proceding the second Sunday of the month. It also appointed Joseph Hartley, John Flener and Clabourn J. Cash to prepare rules of decrum for the church to be governed by and to present them at the next meeting. The little church soon began to grow. Joseph Hartley was chosen to be the preacher and meetings were held in the homes of members. The next step was to seek affilication with an association. Considerable time and thought went into this decision as the little church wanted to be sure the churches with whom it accociated held the same doctrines as it did. The Bethel Association, Holts Prairie Church in Perry County and the Southern Illinois Association were considered. Finally in August 1844 Union Church petitioned the Southern Illinois Association for admittance. This was a short lived relationship because in September 1846 Union Church requested a letter of dismission from the Southern Illinois Association to join the Bethel Association. Union Church remained with the Bethel Association throughout its existence.

Other early decisions were to hold communion services in May and October of each year and for members to make their annual contributions by March for the expenses of the church. In February 1853 the decision was made to build a meeting house 24 x 40 feet and to build it a little west of Williams Clampet's place. The church appointment William Clampet and John Dodds to raise the funds. By the March meeting $ 210.00 had been raised and the church appointed William Clampet, William E. Fitzgerrell and John Dodds to superintend the building. Plans were made and lumber was bought. Howecer, disagreement grewas to the site location and so in March 1854 the church agreed to dispose of the lumber and drop the matter until some future time. In December 1856 the church again took up the subject of building a meeting house. John Dodds, William E. Fitzgerrell and Isaac Clampet were appointed as a committee to counsel the brethern and neighborhood as to a location. In February 1857 the committee reported to the church to build "on the north edge of the grove on or near John Crouch's land at or near the edge of the prairie". The church discharged that committee and appointed another one to select a suitable site "on or near the hickory grove at or near the Fitzgerrell were appointed to this committee. They were also appointed trustees for the Regular Baptist Church in Jefferson County, Illinois called Union Church for to take a deed to the land purchased for the purpose of building the meeting house". One acre of land in the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 31 to be 30 x 36 feet with 12 feet between the floor and ceiling. Joseph Hartley was to draw-up a draft. Also, this time funds were more difficult to obtain and the church had to "authorize her trustees to borrow seventy-five dollars or more for the purpose of paying off the workmen for work done on the meeting house".

The Church building must have been completed by March 1958 as the minutes state that "Barnes Reeves and John Martin ( are to) take charge of the Meeting House for one year and the church agree to hold a three day meeting in April and invite the sister churches as usual to met with us referring our communion tilt that time". The sister churches were the other churches in the Bethel Association and included Nine Mile Church in Perry County and Moore's Prairie Church in Jefferson County. It was the established custom for a church to extend an invitation to each of the sister churches to attend their communion services. The sister churches met on different Saturdays of the month which made it possible for all churches to attend each other's services. In December 1864 Joseph Hartley, who had pastored the church from its beginning, asked to be dismissed from his pastoral cares. ( In April 1865 he embarked on a wagon train for Oregon.) Elders who succeeded him as pastors were Moses Neal, Elijoh T. Webb. Josiah Harris, W.E. Weaver and C.C. Mitchell. Additional work was done on the meeting house from time to time. In October 1860 the building was sealed. In June 1867, John Martin and William Harris were appointed to superintend the painting of the house and Barnes Reeves was appointed to circulate a petition to raise money to pay for painting.

In 1869, William Harris superintended the building of a stove flue. In 1871 lamps and oil were bought. In 1880 the building was recovered and repainted. Wiley Jones, James S. Reeves and David Martin superinted the work. In December an additional two acres of land were bought from John Crouch for $45. These two acres were to the north of the original one acre. In June 1909 the church instructed her trustees to sell the coal and minerals under her land and use the money to fix up the house. The trustees wore to superintend the repairing. In August the church building was moved northward about 60 yards in order to give more space to the cemetery which had outgrown its bounds. Unfortunately, a church member, George Downen, was fatally injured in the church move. Throughout the years the church had her share of disciplinary problems with her members. It was not uncommon for the church to appoint a committee of three members to call on another member and inquire into why the member was not filling his/her seat or inquire into a rumor about the member's conduct. Often the member was excluded from the church after these visits. Generally, after the member made a public acknowledgement of the error and resolved not to repeat the same, he/she was restored to fellowship with the church. Likewise, a sister church having internal problems would frequently call on a sister church to send a committee, usually of three members, to help settle disputes within the church. In 1900 a division developed in many of the Primitive Baptist churches throughout the region over the "London Confession of Faith" and Union Church was no exception.

In July of that year during a discussion of the London Confession of Faith with Elder W.E. Weaver as Moderator, Henry H. Hartley and Mathew Kelly were excluded from Union Church for disorderly conduct by a parlimentary maneuver. In September, twenty-six additional members were excluded for rebellion against the church. In September 1903, four additional members were excluded- one for joining another church and three for joining the excluded party. In June 1906, six additional members were excluded for refusing to fill their seats. By 1906 Union Church was left with only a few old members. It had been able to attract new members. The minutes show that only one new member had joined the church since the division in 1900. The minutes also indicate there were fewer church services each year. The last minutes recorded in the second ledger book are for July 1912. Deacons of the church had been James F. Duncan elected in 1847; John Martin and John Dodds, elected and ordained in 1867; and George Darington and William graham, elected and ordained in 1880. Trustees besides the three previously mentioned in 1857 were David Martin, James Reeves and William Harris, appointed in 1871; James Allen, Henry H. Hartley and Vincent Hamilton were appointed in 1899; George downed and Charlie Cook were appointed in 1906 to fill vacancies caused by the exclusion of members. Henry H. Hartley and several of the other excluded members from 1900 started a new church, which they also callen "Union", in Waltonville. It is this church building which the "excluded party" built that thePrairie Historians bought and made into their museum. In 1923 the Union Primitive Baptist Cemetery Association was incorporated in order to provide perpetual care for the cemetery which was being neglected.

On 2 June, 1924 the two acres of land occupied by the cemetery were deeded to the Cemetery Association. It was the trustees who had been excluded in 1900 who held the deed to the land and who conveyed it to the Cemetery Association.

Written by: Helen Wells, Sept. 1988

References:
Minute Books of Union Regular Baptist Church
Jefferson County, Illinois land records
Private papers of Henry H. Hartley


Membership List
Union Primitive Baptist Church
Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois


The Old Church ledger shows that the church was formed " this 7th day of May 1842". Two seperate lists of members were maintained, one for the men and one for the women. Likewise, the men and women entered the church house by seperate doors and sat on separate sides of the buildings. There are two church ledgers. The first covers the period from 7 May 1842 through Saturday before the 2d Sunday in March 1885. The second ledger is continuous until the last minutes are recorded dated "Saturday Night before the second Sunday in July 1912". Information for the following two lists was obtained from the church minutes as well as the lists of members. The spelling of names frequently varied. Census reports and marriage records of Jefferson and Franklin counties, Illinois were used to help identify the women since many women became church members using their maiden names but had married names when they left the church for whatever reason.

Code: Recd by- received by
Exp - spiritual experience
L - letter into membership from/ to another church
Dis by - dismissed by
Exc ul - excluded from the curch for some infringement of rule
Res - restored to membership

Men's Names
Allen, James A. Recd by Exp Jun 1883; Excl Jun 1906
Atchisson, Samuel - Recd by L May 1860; Dis by L Mar 1865

Binion, John - Recd by Relation Apr. 1845; Excl Oct. 1863

Carney (Karney, Kearney), Benjamin L. - Recd by Exp May 1857; Dis by L. Mar. 1867; Recd by L may 1869; Excl Apr. 1877 Res Jan.1881
Carson, John C. Recd by Exp Jun. 1889; Excul Sep. 1901
Carson, John H. Recd by Esp Aug. 1865; Excul Nov. 1882
Cash, Clabourn J. (Charter member) Recd by L. 7 May 1842; Dis by L Oct. 1847
Chalmer, William - Recd by L Oct, 1844; Dis by L. Nov. 1845
Chamberlin, Samuel - Recd by L Mar 1863; Dis by L Oct. 1863
Clampet, Isaac D. - Recd by Exp May 1850; Dis by L. Mar. 1865 Recd by L ; Excl Sept. 1900.
Clampet William - Recd by Exp Jun 1850; Excl Oct 1863; Res Feb 1875
Cochram, John - Recd by Exp Aug. 1852; Excl Feb 1860; Res Mar 1860 Dis by L Mar 1860
Cook, Charlie - Recd by Exp Sept. 1903
Cox, Avner - Recd by Exp ; Dis by L Mar. 1865
Darington (Derington), George W. - Reed by Exp Mar. 1860; Dis by L Oct. 1863; Recd by L May 1865
Darington, Thomas B. Recd by Exp Nov. 1880
Dodds, John - Recd by Exp. Nov. 1849
Downen, G. Tillman - Recd by Exp Aug. 1890; Excul Jun 1906
Downen (Downey), George - Recd by Exp Apr. 1888
Dudley, William - Recd by Exp Sept. 1868
Duncan, James F. Recd by L Jun. 1844; Dis by L Aug 1853

Eubanks, James - Recd by Exp Jul 1886

Fitzgerrell, William E. Recd by Exp Apr 1844
Fleener, Isaac - Recd by Exp May 1850
Flener, John (Charter member) Recd by L2 May 1842; Dis by L Dec 1843
Frizzell, William - Recd by L Sept 1868

Gammon, John H. - Recd by L Apr. 1881; Dis by L Nov. 1882
Graham, William - Recd by Exp Nov. 1879
Green, James - Recd by L May 1885
Greene, Lewis - Recd by Exp Mar 1862; Dis by L Oct 1865

Hail, Meshec - Recd by Exp Dec. 1844; Dis by L Apr. 1846
Hall, Nathaniel - Recd by Exp May 1850
Hamilton, Vinson (Vincent) - Recd by Exp Aug 1898
Harris, William - Recd by L Dec. 1857
Hartley, Joseph (Charter member) - Recd by L 7 May 1842; Dis by L Mar 1865
Hartley, Henry H. - Recd by Exp Oct. 1885; Excul Jul. 1900
Hensley, James W. - Recd by Exp Oct. 1885; Excul Nov. 1887
Hillen, Lewis - Recd by Exp Sept. 1859
Hull, David - Recd by L Feb. 1845; Dis By L Oct. 1845
Hull, Jesse - Recd by L Jan. 1845; Dis By L Aug. 1845

Jones, Carrel (Carol) - Recd by Exp Jan. 1860; Excul May 1876 Res Mar 1878; Dis By L. Oct 1894
Jones, James - Recd by Exp - Recd by Exp Feb 1869; Dis By L Octt 1869
Jones, Jothan - Recd by Exp Jun. 1887
Jones, Oscorr R. - Recd by Exp Aug. 1881; Dis By L Oct. 1885
Jones, Thomas - Recd by L Mar 1860
Jones, Wiley - Recd by Exp Nov. 1859; Excul Feb 1877; Res Nov. 1879
Jones, Willis - Recd by Exp Sep. 1870

Kelly, Mathew - Recd by Exp Oct 1898; Ecul Jul. 1900
Kelley, Nathan T. - Recd by L May 1865
Keller, Joseph - Recd by Exp Aug. 1853; Dis By L Apr. 1854

Lucas, Volney - Recd by L Feb. 1845; Excul Mar 1848

Martin, Andrew - Recd by Exp Mar 1882; Excul Jun 1906
Martin, David - Recd by Exp Nov. 1869
Martin, John - Recd by L Sep. 1847
Miflin, William (Charter member) - Recd by L 7 May 1842; Dis By L Aug 1847
Mooneyham, David A. - Recd by Exp May 1862
McClennand (McClendon), Riley - Recd by Exp Mar 1860: Dis By L Aug 1876

Nash, James - Recd by L Feb 1846: Dis By L Aug 1847
Norris, John D. - Recd by Exp Aug. 1891

Pierce, Richard - Recd by LJun 1865: Dis By L. Mar 1870

Quin, Samuel - Recd by Exp. May 1880: Excul Mar 1886

Reed, James M. - Recd by L Dec. 1867; Dis By L May 1869
Reeves (Reaves), Barnes - Recd by L Nov. 1844
Reeves, James S. - Recd by Exp Jun 1860; Ecxul Nov. 1885; Res Jun 1896
Ridenour, Henry - Recd by L May 1861; Dis By L Feb. 1864
Ridenour, John - Recd by Exp May 1862; Dis By L Mar 1865
Robinson, Major - Recd by Exp May 1896; Excul Sept 1903
Rushing, William W. - Recd by L Sept 1868; Dis By L Apr. 1873; - Recd by L Nov. 1873; Excul Oct. 1890

Spain, John A. - Recd by L Oct. 1869
Standley, Young - Recd by L May 1874; Dis By L Nov 1874
Stewart, John - Recd by L Jan 1844; Dis By L Aug 1849

Trout, John - Recd by L Apr 1867; Dis By L Apr 1879
Tucker, Thomas - Recd by Exp Aug 1852; Dis By L Oct 1853

Vaun (Vaughn), Christopher - Recd by Exp Jan 1852; Dis By L Aug 1853

Watts, John D. - Recd by Exp Jul 1860; Excul Nov 1863
Webb, Daniel R. - Recd by Exp. Dec. 1879; Excul Sept 1900
Webb, Edward T. - Recd by L Mar 1861; Dis By L Aug 1866
Whitlow, A.P. - Recd by L Jul. 1850; Dis By L Oct 1852; - Recd by L Apr. 1869; Dis By L Mar. 1871
Witte (Wiette), Sheals - Recd by _ Around 1861
Williams, John - Recd by Exp Nov 1851
Willis, Sherman - Recd by Exp. Oct. 1895; Excul Sept 1900
Winn, James A. - Recd by L May 1893
Wyatt, James S. - Recd by Exp Jun 1878; Excul Apr 1895

Youngblood, John J. - Recd by Exp Aug 1869

Women's Names
Abner, Elisabeth M. - Recd by - ; Dis By L Nov 1865
Allen, Mary Jane Martin - Recd by Exp Jun 1883; Excul Aug 1911
Asberry, Marget Ann - Recd by Exp Aug. 1890
Atchisson, Arzilla M. - Recd by L May 1860; Dis By L Mar 1865

Blaisure, Marget E. Asbery - Recd by Exp Aug 1890
Blan, Mary - Recd by _ ; Excul Dec. 1881
Britton, Martha Martin - Recd by Exp Oct. 1860

Carson, Edna - Recd by Exp Aug 1894; Excul Apr 1900
Carson, Malissa - Recd by Exp Oct 1894; Wxcul Sept 1903
Carson, Sarah - Recd by Relation Apr 1866
Chamberlin, Evaline - Recd by L Jul 1861; Dis By L Feb 1864
Clampet, Dialtha Dudley - Recd by Exp Jun 1861; Dis By L Mar 1865 - Recd by L _ ; Excul Sept 1900;
Women's Names Cont.
Clampet, Eliza - Recd by Exp Aug 1850
Clampet, Fanny (Charter member) - Recd by L 7 May 1842
Clampet, Mary - Recd by Exp Jun 1878; Excul
Cook, Martha J. - Recd by L Aug 1894; Excul
Cothhorn, Catherine - Recd by Exp. Nov. 1865; Dis By L. Jul 1866
Cox, Mariah - Recd by _ prior to 1855
Crouch, Lucinda Junkins - Recd by Exp Jan 1880
Crouch, Thiebead - Recd by Exp
Crouch, Rebecca Harris - Recd by Exp. Jul 1873; Excul Dec. 1888

Darnell, Anna - Recd by _ ; Excul Sept 1900
Defur, Matilda Jane Kelley - Recd by Exp Feb 1880; Dis By L May 1890
Derington, Rachel - Recd by Exp Mar 1860; Dis By L Oct 1863 - Recd by L. May 1865
Derington, Susan - Recd by Exp ; Excul Feb. 1902
Derrington, Menerva - Recd by Exp
Dodds, Anna - Recd by Exp. Nov 1867; Excul Sep 1900
Dodds, Emaline Keller - Recd by L. Jun 1850
Downen, Ada J. - Recd by Exp Aug 1890; Excul Jun 1906
Downen. Lyddy A. Crouch - Recd by Exp Apr 1880
Drew, Emaline Clampet - Recd by Exp. Dec 1850; Dis By L Aug 1886
Dudley, Adaline - Recd by Exp Jun 1888
Dudley, Louisa C. - Recd by Exp Jan 1880; Excul Aug 1881; Res
Dudley, Manerva - Recd by Exp Aug 1868
Dudle, Martha - Recd by Exp Jun 1888; Excul Nov 1889
Duncan, Rosalie - Recd by L Jun 1844; Dis By L Aug 1853

Eubanks, Nancy - Recd by L Jun 1850; Excul Mar 1857; Res Nov 1859

Fitzgerrell, Nancy E. Martin - Recd by Exp ; Excul Dec. 1900
Fitzgerrell, Sarah M. - Recd by Exp. May 1883; Excul Dec. 1886
Flener, Mary E. - Recd by Exp Apr 1878
Flener, Sarah (Charter member) - Recd by L 7 May 1842; Excul Apr 1843; Res Dec. 1843; Dis By L Dec. 1843
Flener, Susan - Recd by Exp Aug 1880
Frizzell, Nancy - Recd by L Sept 1868

Gambrel, Elizabeth - Recd by L Jun 1848; Dis By L jun 1849
Gilbert, Mary C. Crouch - Recd by Exp Aug 1890
Gilbreth, Maria - Recd by Exp ; Excul Sep 1900
Givens, Marry - Recd by L Jun 1856
Graham, Mary E. - Recd by Exp May 1877
Green, Sarah J. - Recd by L Feb 1848; Dis By L
Green, (Mother of Lewis Green) Dis By L Oct 1865
Greene, Nancy - Recd by Exp Sep 1863; Dis By L Oct 1865

Hamilton, Martha Hartley - Recd by Exp Jul 1898
Hanna, Elzina Clampet - Recd by Exp Feb 1880; Excul Sep 1900
Harris, Anna - Recd by L Dec 1857
Harris, Marry - Recd by Exp Feb 1861
Hartley, Ann Eliza Whitlow - Recd by Exp Nov 1850; Dis By L Jul 1866
Hartley, Isabelle Harris McKee - Recd by L Jul 1856; Dis By L Mar 1865
Hartley, Malissa Martin - Recd by Exp Apr 1883; Excul Sep 1900
Hartley, Mary (Polly) Singleton (Charter member) - Recd by L 7 May 1842
Henley, Emma - Recd by ; Excul Jul 1906; REs Jul 1912; Dis By L Jul 1912
Hicks (Hix), Amanda Dodds - Recd by L Jun 1853; Excul Sept 1900
Hicks, Mary Catherine Bravard - Recd by Exp Jun 1896; Excul Sep 1900
Hillman, Sarah (Charter member) - Recd by L 7 May 1842; Dis By L Nov 1843
Hull, Sarah - Recd by L Feb 1845; Dis By L Oct 1845
Hull, Elizabeth - Recd by L Jan 1845; Dis By L Aug 1845

Jones, Ama - Recd by Exp Dec 1888; Excul
Jones, Amanda - Recd by Exp Aug 1869; Dis By L Oct. 1869
Jones, Betsy Jane - Recd by Exp Nov 1859
Jones, Delila Jane - Recd by Exp ; Excul Dev 1873; Res Mar 1878; Dis by L Oct 1894
Jones, Elizabeth - Recd by L Mar 1860
Jones, Elizabeth Clampet - Recd by Exp Feb 1851; Dis By L Jun 1857
Jones, Jane - Recd by Exp Feb 1860
Jones, Marget R. - Recd by L Jul 1869
Jones, Matilda - Recd by Res Aug 1850
Jumper, Ma garet J. - Recd by Exp May 1881; Excul Sep 1900
Junkins, Mary Lucinda Hartley Fitzgerrell - Recd by Exp Jun 1850; Excul Aug 1862; Res Feb 1868; Excul Sep 1900

Karney, America Martin - Recd by Exp Jul 1851; Dis By L Mar 1867; - Recd by L Jan 1868; Dis By L Apr 1877
Keller, Elizabeth -Green - Recd by L Jun 1850
Keller, Margaret - Recd by Exp Aug 1853; Dis By L Apr 1854
Kelley, Malinda - Recd by Exp Nov 1879
Kelley, Nancy - Recd by L May 1865

Lusk, Martha A. Hartley - Recd by L Jun 1844; Excul Oct 1863; Res Apr 1868; Excul Sep 1900

Mannen, Lizzie (Amanda Elizabeth) Dodds - Recd by Exp Apr 1894; Excul Sep 1900
Mannen (Maning), Margaret A. Dodds - Recd by ExpJun 1888; Excul Sep 1900
Martin, Annie - Recd by Exp Jun 1881
Martin, Ellen - Recd by Exp Nov 1879; Excul Apr 1902
Martin, July (Julia Ann) Armstrong - Recd by Exp Jan 1860; Excul Sep 1900
Martin, Lucy - Recd by L Dec 1869; Dis By L
Martin, Mary (Polly) Reeves - Recd by Exp Jun 1850
Martin, Mary E. - Recd by Exp Jan 1882; Excul Jun 1895
Martin, Melvina C. - Recd by Exp Nov 1879; Excul Jun 1906
Martin, Sarah Williams - Recd by L Feb 1847; Dis By L Aug 1847; - Recd by L Oct 1849
Martin, Sarah E. - Recd by Exp ; Excul
Miflin, Anna (Charter member) - ecd by L 7 May 1842
Mooneyham, Mary - Recd by ; Dis By L Mar 1865
Murrah, Annice (Annis) Dudley - Recd by Exp Jan 1880; Dis By L Nov 1898
McClendon (McClennand) Sarah - Recd by Exp Jan 1872; Dis By L Aug 1876
McNeal, Nancy M. - Recd by Exp Oct 1885
Newbery (Newbury), Martha A. Clampet - Recd by Exp Jun 1861; Excul Sep 1900;
Nash, Martha - Recd by L May 1846; Dis By L Aug 1847
Neal, Elizabeth - Recd by Exp Jan 1860;
Pierce, Eliza - Recd by L Jun 1865; Dis By L Mar 1870
Provart, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Graham - Recd by Exp May 1883; Dis By L Oct 1888

Quin, Mary - Recd by L Jun 1853
Quin, Sarah E. - Recd by Exp Nov 1879

Randell, Emma M. Wilderman - Recd by Exp Jun 1889; Excul Sep 1900
Ray, Almyra - Recd by Exp Oct 1901
Ray, Sarah A. - Recd by Exp Oct 1878; Excul Sep 1900
Reeves, Jemina McCann - Recd by Exp Mar 1862
Reeves, Patsy - Recd by Exp Aug 1868
Reeves, Permita - Recd by Exp Aug 1868
Reeves, Rebecca - Re d by Exp Jul 1878
Ridener (Ridenour), Amy - Recd by L Aug 1859; Dis By L Mar 1865
Ridenour, Jane - Recd by L May 1861; Dis By L Feb 1864
Roberson, (Sister?) - Recd by Exp Aug 1863
Robeson (Robinson), Malinda Hillen - Recd by Exp Jan 1896
Robinson, Matilda - Recd by ; Excul Sept 1903
Robinson, Mary L. - Recd by Exp Jun 1896
Rushing, Nancy C. - Recd by L Sept 1868; Dis By L Apr 1873; Recd by L Nov 1873; Excul Oct 1890

Shanks, Malissa A. Willis - Recd by Exp Jun 1878; Excul Jun 1885
Stewart, Susan - Recd by L Jan 1844; Dis By L Aug 1849

Trout, Malinda - Recd by L Apr 1867
Trout, Mary A. - Recd by Exp Jun 1874
Tucker, (Wife of Thomas) - Recd by ; Dis By L Oct 1853

Vaun (Vaughn), Wife of Christopher) - Recd by ; Dis By L Aug 1853

Ward, Prudence Reeves - Recd by Exp Feb 1851; Excul Feb 1856; Res Nov 1879
Webb, Elnora Hamilton - Recd by Exp May 1883; Excul Sep 1900
Webb, Martha Ann Fitzgerrell - Recd by Exp Sep 1873
Webb, Nancy Stilly - Recd by L Mar 1861; Dis By L May 1881
Wells, Mary L. Asbery - Recd by Exp Aug 1890; Excul Sep 1903
West, Sarah - Recd by Exp Oct 1878
White, Mary Jane Fitzgerrell - Recd by Exp Jan 1880; Dis By L Apr 1886; Excul Sep 1900
Whitlow, Elizabeth M. - Recd by L Apr 1869; Dis By L Mar 1871
Wicks, Mary Ann - Recd by Exp Nov 1879; Dis By L Jul 1883
Wicks, Mary E. - Recd by Exp Mar 1889
Wicks, Sarah - Recd by (a member in 1906)
Wiette (Witte), Elizabeth - Recd by ; Excul Dec. 1878
Witte (Wiatte), Sarah E. Willis - Recd by Exp Nov 1879; Excul Sep 1900
Wilkerson, Angeletta - Recd by L Jan 1880; Dis By L Dec 1881
Williams, Elizabeth - Recd probably early 1850's
Willis, Ann Eliza Cockrum - No date given, probably early 1850's
Willis, Mary E. Hartley Kirkpatrick - Recd by Exp Jun 1890; Excul Sep 1900
Winn, Leevina (Lubina) - Recd by L May 1893

	Offices Held in Union Primitive Baptist Church 
	Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois
Deacons
	Elected	Ordained
	1844 Jul 			James F. Duncan
	1867 Jan	1867 May	John Martin and John Dodds
	1880 Mar	1880 May 	George Darington and William Graham
Trustees
	1857 Mar			John Martin
					William E. Fitzgerrell
					William Clampet
	1871 Mar			David Martin
					James Reeves
					William Harris
	1899 Jul 			James Allen
					Henry H. Hartley
					Vincent Hamilton
	1906 May	(to fill vacancies due to exculsion of members)
					George Downen
					Charlie Cook
Meeting House Sexton
	1850 Mar			Barnes Reaves and John Martin
	1859 Mar 			William Fitzgerrell and B.L. Carney
	1860 Mar			J. Whitesides
	1861				Edmond Webb
	1862 Apr			Edmond (Edward) Webb (paid 2.50 per year)
	1863 Apr			Edmond Webb (paid $5.00 per year)
	1864
	1865	
	1866
	1867
	1868				Barnes Reeves
	1869 Jul 			Barnes Reeves
	1870	
	1871
	1872 Jul 			Barnes Reeves
	1873
	1874 Jun 			Barnes Reeves (paid)
	1875 May 			Nathan Kelley
	1876 Aug 			Nathan Kelley
	1877 Jul 			George Derington
	1878 May 			George Derington
	1879 Jun			George Derington 
	1880 Jun 			Sheals Witte
	1881 Jun 			Sheals Witte
Meeting House Sexton Cont. 
	1882 Jun			Thomas B. Darington
	1883 Jun			Daniel Webb
	1884 Jul			Daniel Webb
	1884 Jul			Daniel Webb (paid $ 8.00 per year)
	1885 Jun 			James Allen
	1886 Jul 			Henry H. Hartley
	1887 Jul 			James Green
	1888 Jul 			Thomas Derington
	1889 Jul 			Daniel Webb
	1890 Jun 			George Downen
	1891 Jun 			James Allen
	1892 Jun 			John D. Norris (Paid $10.00 per year)
	1893 Jun 			George Downen (paid $10.00 per year)
	1894 Nov			James Allen (to fill unexpired term)
	1894 Jun 			Daniel R. Webb
	1895 Jun 			B.T. Downen
	1896 Jun			James Winn
	1897 Jun 			James Allen
	1898 Jun			George Downen
	1899 Jul 			George Downen
	1900 - 1912 			No Sexton recorded in Minutes.

Offices Held in Union Primitive Baptist Church
Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois				Association
Date		Moderator		Clerk		Delegates		In Case of Failure	Fund
1842 May	Joseph Hartley 		C.J. Cash

1843 Jul 	Joseph Hartley		C.J. Cash
1844 Jul 	Joseph Hartley		C.J. Cash	(Joined Southern Illinois Association)
     Aug
1845 Jul 	Joseph Hartley		C.J. Cash	Joseph Hartley

1846 Jun	Joseph Hartley		James Nash     	Barnes Reeves
     Aug						C.J. Cash
	                                                           
							Joseph Hartley
							C.J. Cash
							James Nash
							(Church request letter of dismission from
1847 Aug	Joseph Hartley		Barnes Reeves  	Southern Illinois Association to join
Sept				        		the Bethel Association)
				             		Joseph Hartley
							James Duncan
1848 Sept. 	Joseph Hartley		Barnes Reeves   Barnes Reeves
				      			Joseph Hartley
				        		John Martin
1849 Aug 	Joseph Hartley		Barnes Reeves   Barnes Reeves
				         		Joseph Hartley
				         		John Martin
				         		Barnes Reeves

1850 Aug				         	Joseph Hartley
				         		William Clampet
     Sep 	Joseph Hartley		Barnes Reeves   A.P. Whitlow
				
				         		Joseph Harley 		Wm E. Fitzgerrell	$1.50
1851 Aug				         	William Clampet
				          		Barnes Reeves	
										Association
Date		Moderator		Clerk		Delegates		In Case of Failure	Fund		
1852 Jun	Joseph Hartley		Barnes Reaves	Joseph Hartley		John Dodds		
     Aug						William Clampet			
							Barnes Reeves

1853 Jul	Joseph Hartley		Isaac D. Clampet	
     Aug						Joseph Hartley		John Dodds		$2.00
     							William Clampet
							Barnes Reeves

1854					Joseph Hartley	Barnes Reeves
     Aug				John Dodds
					William Clampet

1855 May	Joseph Hartley 		Isaac D. Clampet	
     Aug				Joseph Hartley	John Dodds
     					William Clampet
					Barnes Reeves
			
1856 Aug				Joseph Hartley	William Clampet
					Barnes Reeves
					John Dodds	

1857 Aug				Joseph Hartley	John Dodds
					William Clampet
					Barnes Reeves

1858 Jul 	Joseph Hartley		Isaac D. Clampet Joseph Hartley		William Clampet
     Aug				John Martin
					Barnes Reeves

1859 Aug				Joseph Hartley	Barnes Reeves
					William Clampet
					John Martin

1860 May	Joseph Hartley		Isaac D. Clampet Joseph Hartley		Wiley Jones
     Aug				William Harris & John Martin

										Association
Date		Moderator		Clerk		Delegates		In Case of Failure	Fund
1861 Aug						Joseph Hartley		James Reeves
							Isaac D. Clampet
							John Dodds

1862 Jul 	Joseph Hartley 	Isaac D. Clampet	
     Aug						Joseph Hartley		John Dodds		$2.50
        						John Martin
							Isaac D. Clampet

1863 Jun 	Joseph Hartley	Isaac D. Clampet	
     Aug						Joseph Hartley		Barnes Reeves
							John Martin
							Isaac D. Clampet

1864 Jun 	Joseph Hartley	Isaac D. Clampet	
     Aug						Joseph Hartley			
							John Dodds
							John Martin
     Dec			Barnes Reeves

1865 May	Moses Neal				John Martin		Richard Pierce
     Aug						John Dodds
							Barnes Reeves

1866 May	Moses Neal	John Dodds	
     Aug						Barnes Reeves		Richard Pierce
     							John Martin
							John Dodds

1867 Aug						John Martin		John Carson
							Richard Pierce
     Dec	Elijah T. Webb				John Dodds

1868 Apr			John Dodds	
     Aug						John Carson		Richard Pierce
     Aug						John Martin
							John Dodds

Official Record of The Waltonville Charge
Methodist Church
1 16
J.P. Watson Pastor		
Submitted by
Anita Gilbert Holloway

Note- this little pamphlet belonged to Anita's grandmother, Mrs. Charles Gilbert. (Amanda Wells Gilbert)
It listed the membership for churches at Dryden, Waltonville, Woodlawn and Union Methodist Church. It
also contained Ads for several local merchants and a few bits of wit.

Membership at Waltonville:	Met 1st Sunday of each month at 11 A.M. and 7;30 P.M.
Epworth League every Sunday 6:30 P.M. Sunday S. 10 A.M.
J.W. Jeffries	Trustee
Chas. E. Bevis	"		Mary Martin
David E. Hicks	"		Lizzie Martin			
Mrs. Charles Gilbert	"	Earl Hamilton
Mrs. Ida Newell	"		Florence Jeffries
D.E. Hicks Sunday School Supt. 	Walton Hodge
C.E. Lannom, Pres. E. League	Elsie Hodge
Earnest McLaughlin, Exhort	Maggie Norris
				James Newell
Laura Baldridge			Lucy Newell
Mrs. Nellie Bevis		W.R. Newell
Rosella Boswell			Idella Newell
H.P. Daniel			Walter Philp
Mary Daniel			Hattie Reed
Elizabeth Dees			Beulah Reed
Kate Dees			S.B. Rushing
Harry Dees			Mrs Rushing
Edgar Daniel			Zella Rushing
Charles B. Gilbert		Etta Rushing
Hattie Hicks			Luther Rushing
Harley Martin			Mrs. Luther Rushing
Mary Stowers			Edward Smith
Hattie Hirons			Betty Smith

Dryden Class		
Met 2d Sun. of each month 11 A.M., 3 P.M., Sunday S 10 A.M.

R.W. Allen 		Trustee		Sarah Allen	Agness Metcalf
William T. Allen	"		Joel Allen	James Ray
F.M. Smith 		"		Charlie Allen	Margaret Smith
A.A. Denton		"		Mary Allen	Albert W. Smith
R.W. Allen, Steward			Nancy Denton	James A. Smith
Wm. T. Allen  		"		Lizzie Feeman	Levi Smith
Raymond Crocker, Sunday School Supt. 			Samuel Smith
							J.E. Smith
Dora Allen						Effie Smith
Margaret Allen 						Marion Strickland

"You can find anything in the church today from a humming bird to a turkey buzzard."

"It don't look to good to the Lord to rollup to church in an automobile and then drop a quarter in the basket."

Woodlawn Charge--
Services 3d Sun. each month 11 A.M. and 7:30 P.M.
Sunday School 10 30 A.M.

John Spangler		Trustee		Olive Hall 	Angeline Robinson
M.E. Dycus		"		Elsie Corrol	Eras  s Trout
A.L. Hall 		"		Mary Lemon	Alie Woods
E.H. Hall 		"		Mrs. Eubanks	Ward Vanvelson
Nellie Welborn		"		Jessie Eubanks	G.B. Welborn
Fannie Vanvelson, Steward		Walter Eubanks	Hattie Slade
Luella Smith 		"		C.A. Piper	Dan Bourland
Nannie Scarborough	"		Lella Piper	Orlie Bourland
Fannie Vanvelson, Pres. Aid		Elsie Peterson	Laura Zimmer
					Lillie Payne	Lillie Zimmer
James Dycus				Myrtle Richel	Lettie Dycus
A.M. Bourland				Emma Sides	Aletha Dixon
S.C. Bourland				One Vanvelson	
Emma Grissom				Mrs. John Spangler
Eva Hill				Percy B. Stevenson
Mary Reed				Sarah Smith

"The more oyster soup and ice cream it takes to run a church the faster it 
goes to the devil."

Union Class 4th Sunday at 11 A.M. and 7 30 P.M., Sun. S. 10 A.M., Union Bldg.

E.S. Lacy		Trustee		Mary Danner		Erma Lacy
A.D. Rightnowar, Steward		Ellen Harshbarger	Anna Rightnowar
					Ella Lacy		W.M. Reynolds
Anna Danner				John Lacy		Alice Reynolds
Jewel Danner				Bell Lacy		


Advertisements

The Farmers Bank, Waltonville, Illinois Capitalized by over 40 farmers and business men of this community with an individual responsibility of $500,00.00 T.H. Mannen President, John D. Hirons Cashier

The Waltonville Bank, O.P. Norris President, S.S. Mannen Vice Pres. Knox Gee Cashier, Walter Philp Asst. Cashier.

Winn Lumber Company

John T. Fry and Sons Dry Goods, Groceries, Shoes, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Hardware and Queensware.

Kirkpatrick and Hester, Mfg. of Harness, Saddles and strapwork. Dealers in Lap robes, horse blankets and whips. We also have the best buggies, wagons and all farm implements on hand. If you want filtered gasoline stop at our place in front.

Frank P. Hester, Dealer in General Merchandise, East Side, Ealtonville Charle Bevis advertised the Round Oak Iron Chief Kitchen Range complete with water reservoir to heat water. Price, $42.00 to $58.50

Mrs. Hattie Reed advertised New and Up to Date Millinery

R.D. Flanagan advertised Dry Goods and Groceries on West Side Waltonville

"It is a stingy, narrow guage, sin warped good for nothing people that is willing for their pastor to go to Conference without his money on a year like this."



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