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11 February 1854 - 16 October 1857

 

11 February 1854 -- Brother Robert M. Davis then brought up a charge vs. Brother  for swearing and sustained it by Brother Jebliel Earnest stating to the church that he heard him they saw Joab . The voice of the church was then taken and excluding him for the same.

12 March 1854 -- Appointed Brother Cearley by mod pro tem.

12 August 1854 -- Brother Joseph Rosser and sister Eliza Rosser came forth and was received by the Church. Enquired by the Church that the brother Clerk prepare a letter for the Association to be approved of at our next conference meeting.  Then agreed to attend the time of own communion meeting from the 2nd. Sunday in October to the 2nd. Sunday in September. We then agreed to go into the election of delegates which resulted in the choice of brethren, J.W. Cearley, Charles Lucas and brother Noah Dilday in case of failure.  Done in Conference Saturday before 2nd Sunday in August and signed by order of the church. 

September 1854 -  Nothing done.  Disappointed in consequence of Association at Bible Union

11 November 1854 --   Agreed to go into the election of a pastor for the next year which resulted in the choice of Elder D.W. Perkins.  Resolved that we as members of Liberty Church having received the resignation of Elder Z.B. Rhoads as Pastor.  Do recommend him a beloved Brother in the Lord and worthy the Confidence of any company or sect of people he many chance to be with.

17 December 1854 -- Appointed Brother Cearley mod Protem.   Brother Cearley called for a letter of dismission for himself and wife and also one for Priscilla Williams all of which was granted.  Done in conference and signed by order of the church.

8 January 1855 -- The church then went into the election of Pastor which resulted in the choice of Elder L.N. French .  Sister Murphy called a letter of dismission which was granted done in conference and signed by order of the church.

11 April 1855 -- The Clerk not being present appointed Brother E. Stewart clerk protem. Called for the peace of the church (all peace).  Opened the way for  the reception of members (none came forward).  There being no matter of reference the church came to a dismission.  Prayer by Brother William Russell.

July 1855 --  Enquired for the peace and harmony of the church.  Brother  answering are not in peace.    That there was some slanderous reports against him made by Brother. Charge Brother  says he had the headache very bad and that Brother  in a conversation with others stated that he, brother Stewart, was only laboring under the influence of whiskey.  Brother charges Sister of saying that he was a very trifling kind of a man and hardly provided for his own household and further that Sisterl in a conversation in reference to him observed that it was like some of Neds lies including Sister at the same time.  Charges calling for ?? denied.  Whereupon the witnesses calling upon Brother and sustained the charges.  Done in conference date written above and signed by order of the church.

11 August 1855 -- Appointed Brother Burchett Moderator Protem. Calling for reference there being a matter of reference in regard to Brother ?????? and Brother ??????. The church took up the case and excluded Brother and Sister ??????  . Done in Conference the 11th August 1855.  Signed by order of the Church.

8 September 1855 -- Went into an election for delegates which resulted in the choice of W. G. Hood,  L.O. Johnson and William Ross in case of failure.   Made up $.40 for printing minutes.  Done in conference the 8th of September and signed by order of the church.

10 November 1855 -- Then went into the Election of pastor which resulted in unanimous vote for Brother Cearley.  Done in conference and signed by order of the church.

8 December 1855 -- Appointed brother Davis and Brother Parker a committee to see ?????? in  regard to dancing and report at our next meeting.  The Church also agreed to sustain Brother Cearley as our next Pastor.  Appointed brother Stewart to see him and report at our next meeting done in Conference and signed by order of the church.

12 January 1856 -- Enquired for reference.  There being a matter of reference in regard to Sister dancing and the brethren being called on to report did so and stating that they could get but very little information from her though she said she was  not sorry for dancing.  The church took up the case and excluded her from the fellowship.  Then called upon brother Stewart to report and he stated that Brother Cearley said he would serve as Pastor. 

9 March 1856 -- On motion appointed T.R. Parker to dress and illuminate the meeting house for the term of 6 months and that he will be exempt from church expenses for that time.  On motion, resolved that the Brother Clerk bring up the Church Book and read the transactions for the last year.

12 April 1856 --  Sister Demoss, formerly Amanda Mae Carter called for a letter of Dismission by her representative Brother Noah Dilday and the church granted the same.

12 July 1856 --  The church then agreed to have a ???????? meeting at this place commencing Friday before the 2nd. Lords day in August next.  It was ordered by the church that there be a letter of invitation sent to Brothers Morrison and Clark.  Appointed a committee consisting of Brother Cearley, brother Kirby and Williams Johnson to write said letter to the ministers above mentioned.

9 August 1856 -- Elected brother Kirby Mod protem.  Enquired for the peace of the church.  Brother Parker answered he thought we were not in peace in consequence of some misunderstanding or misrepresentation between Brother L.D. Johnson and Brother Edward Stewart whereupon the church appointed brother Dilday and brother Lucas a committee to go with Brother L.D. Johnson and see Brother Stewart and report at our next conference meeting.   Went into the election of delegates to the association which resulted in the choice of Brother Dilday, Brother Rosser, and Brother Ross in case of failure. 

Joseph Kirby, Moderator Protem.

Williams Johnson, Clerk

 The above protracted meeting continued from day to day until Friday night at which time the way was opened for the reception of members.  The following brothers and sisters came forward and was received by experience to wit:  Jonathan Dilday,  William T. Johnson, William Johnson,  Lucinda Lucas, Anna Dilday, Milly Ann Parker, Charlotte F. Johnson, and Francis Johnson.   All of which were baptized on the following Lords Day ---by---J.W. Cearley, Moderator

Williams Johnson, Clerk

15 September 1856 -- Called for  reference in regard to the Brother L.D. Johnson and brother Stewart. On motion agreed to put off the above matter until our next meeting. Done in conference the date above written and signed by order of the Church.

11 October 1856 -- Called for reference there being a matter of reference between Brother L.D. Johnson and Brother Edward Stewart.  On motion took up this matter of reference and disposed of it by forgiving all.  Went into the election of Pastor which resulted in the choice of Brother Cearley (unanimously as long as both parties are satisfied),  Next appointed brother William Ross and brother A.J. Johnson to see brother Cearley and report our next meeting.  Done in conference and signed by order of the church.

8 November 1856 --  Brother Elisha Pruett called for a Letter of Dismission for himself and wife which letters were granted.  Then excluded Caroline Read for joining the Campbellites.  It was ordered by the church that Sister Rhoda Brown have a letter of dismission when baptized.  Done at conference and signed by order of the church.

7 February 1857 -- Called for reference there being a matter of reference in regard to our Pastor, the committee was called on to report and did so and was discharged. It was then agreed to make up a contribution for Brother Cearley.  Appointed a committee consisting Brother E. Stewart and J.C. Kirby and Williams Johnson to decide what they thought the church ought to give Broth Cearley for his years service as pastor and they decided that he ought to have $15.00 or more could be made up for him.

8 August 1857 --  By motion of Brother Parker to have a letter prepared and delegates appointed to carry the same to the Association after balloting it appeared that Brother R. Johnson and Williams Johnson received the highest  of the votes and brother Davis in case of failure. It was then agreed to alter the time of our communion meeting from October to September.  Done in conference and signed by order of the Church.

12 September 1857 -- Brother Davis called for a letter of dismission for himself and wife and the same was granted.

10 October 1857 --  By motion and signed that sister Parley Hampton have a letter of dismission which was granted.  Brother Kirby requested the church to release him form acting as assistant clerk and brother William Ross was appointed in his place.

16 October 1857 -- Sunday Night before the 3rd Lords day in October, the church worshiping at Liberty met and after service by Elder Willoughby Pugh.  Called for the peace of the church (all peace).  Opening the way for the reception of members Sisters Mariah J. Davis and Nancy Tate came forward and was received by experience on Friday following Mary E. Pugh was received by letter on same day. Mariah J. Davis and Nancy Tate was baptized.

 

 

           

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