|9 January 1858 --
reference- there being no matter of reference whereupon Brother Pruett
preferred a charge vs. Brother ?????? for indirect gambling. By motion,
Brother Williams Johnson was appointed to notify Brother to attend our
next conference meeting to answer said charge. By motion agreed to
sustain own pastor by subscription. Next went into an election of
Treasurer which resulted in the choice of Brother A.J. Johnson as
treasurer. Done in Conference and signed by order of the Church.
above change was not considered by some as amounting to indirect
gambling. Therefore with this that no misunderstanding may grow out of
it, here it is – giving out money to Williams A. Rigsby and telling him
12 February 1858 -- Called for reference – then being a matter of
reference in the case of Brother. Brother Pruett whereupon the church
called for Brother Williams Johnson to report. He did and was
discharged. It seems to be a difficult matter whereupon the church
thought best to defer the decision of the case till the parties might have
time to settle the same same which was done at a meeting at Brother A.J.
Johnsons the same night.
March 1858 -- Saturday before 2nd. Lords day in March the
church worshipping at Liberty met and after services by Elder J.W. Cearley
proceeded to business. Opened the way for the reception of members.
Brother William Russell came forward and after ????? deliberation was
unanimously received into the fellowship of the Church. Called for
reference, then being a matter of reference in a contribution to Brother
Pugh whereas the amount. Ten dollars was subscribed by the undersigned:
|B. C. Johnson
settlement was made by the church with Elder J.W. Cearley our moderator
and after paying him up a surplus of one dollar and eighty seven cents
retained in the ???? of the treasurer. Brother William Pruett called for
a letter of dismission for himself and wife and it was granted.
April 1858 --
Elected Brother Rhoads
Clerk Protem. The clerk not being present. Elected Broth Russell Clerk
Protem. Called for the peace of the church – all peace- then opened
the way for the for the reception of members. Sister Nancy Russell came
forward and untied with the church.
8 May 1858 -- Enquired for reference whereupon a contribution for Brother
Rhoads was taken up and the following was subscribed.
Done in Conference and signed by order of the church.
9 June 1858 -- Called for the peace of the church whereupon brother Hood
arose and said the rumor vs. Brother ought to be investigated. Whereupon
the church appointed Brothers Parker and Brother Johnson a committee to
see brother Stewart and report at our next meeting. Done in conference and
signed by order of the church.
22 July 1858 -- Elected brother Rhoads Moderator Protem. Enquired
for the peace of the church whereupon Brother Kirby arose and states he
thought we were not at peace. Then committee in regard to the case of
????? and appointed Sisters Martha Hood, a committee to wait upon the
sisters report at our next meeting. Opened the way for the reception of
members. Brother Walldron and his wife came forward and was received into
the fellowship of the church. Called for reference there being a matter
of referring in regard to Brother whereupon the committee called
upon to report who did so and was discharge. The Church preferred a
charge vs. Brother for drinking too much. The following Brothers were
called on as witnesses in the case. Joseph Kirby, L.D. Johnson, A.J.
Johnson, Williams Johnson, William Ross, Charles Lucas, William T.
Johnson, R.M. Davis, William Pruett, Clabron Johnson. It was then agreed
take the aye and nay for and against the fellowship and a majority of all
the members present was the fellowship of said Brother done in conference
and assigned by order of the church.
B. Rhoads, Moderator Protem.
Williams Johnson, Clerk
7 August 1858 -- Called for reference – there being a matter of reference
in regard to Sister Jane Tate. Whereupon the church took up the case and
discharged the committee. Then rescinded the charges vs. Sister Tate.
Went into the election of delegates to the association which resulted in
the choices of W. G. Hood, William Ross and A.J. Johnson in case of
failure. Agreed to make up one dollar as an associational fund dine in
conference and signed by order of the church.
August 1858 -- Appointed Brother Pugh, Moderator Protem. Then opened the
way for the reception of members. Whereupon, a servant of Brother Russell
Ballew???, Sarah came forward and gave a relation of her hope and was
received into the fellowship of the church. On same night, the following
sisters came forward and was received by experience to wit sisters Malinda
Kirby, Mary Ann Kirby, and Jane Smith. Again met on Friday, when the way
was again open for the reception of members. Brother James Jones came
forward and was received by experience and also sister Catherine Ellis was
received by experience. On same night the way was again opened for the
reception of members at which time sisters Christian Blair, Margaretta
Blair and Larceny Belew came forward and was received by experience in
full connection with the church. Done in conference and signed by
order of the church.
29 August 1858 -- The church worshipping at this place met and after
service by Elder Willoughby Pugh, the way was opened fro the reception of
members ( -none came forward. On same Saturday night, again opened the
way for the reception of members whereupon Brother Elisha Lawerence and
wife came forward and was received by Experience. Also Wiley J. Johnson,
James H. Davids came forward and was received by experience. This day the
30th of this ???? ???? ???? above named persons were immersed
by Willougby Pugh and received in full connection with the church at
Date above written.
Willoughby Pugh, Moderator Protem
21 August 1858
Grand Total =
Brother and Sister Waldrum added
11 September 1858 -- The church worshipping at this place met and after
service by Elder George N. McNight, proceeded to business. Received the
associational letter. Sister Jane Smith by her representative, T.R. Parker
called for a letter of dismission which was granted. Brother Cearley
with the best of feelings and full fellowship
28 September 1858 -- Went into the Elections of Moderator for next
year which resulted in the choice of Elder W. Pugh by a unanimous voice of
all the members present. Then appointed Brothers Parker and Williams
Johnson to see Brother Pugh and report at our next meeting. Done in
conference and assigned by order of the church.
Rowland Johnson, Moderator Protem
Williams Johnson, Clerk
October 1858 --
Appointed Brother Pugh, Moderator Protem. Called for reference in regard
to our pastor. The committee reported favorable and was discharged. By a
motion and seconded, Brother R. Johnson presented a letter for J.A.
Stewart for a letter of dismission from this church after mature
deliberation by the bretheren. A motion was made and seconded to lay this
letter on the table which motion ????? then agreed for Brothers R.
Johnson to write a letter to Corsicana Church, Texas, in regard to this
letter. Brother Waldrum called for a letter of dismission for himself and
wife and the same was granted.
9 December 1858 -- Sister Martha McWhorter called for a letter of
dismission and the same was granted.
12 February 1859 -- Appointed Brother Russell Moderator Protem. Received
a corresponding letter from the Church at Corsicana, Texas. Laid the
Letter on the table. Brother Rosser called for a letter of
dismission for himself and wife and the same was granted. Sister Nancy
Cox by her representative Brother Rosser called for a letter of dismission
and the same was granted. Brother R. Johnson called for a letter of
Dismission for Brother Wyley Johnson. It the above was laid over until
Brother R. Johnson gets some information form Brother Wyly Johnson. Then
went went into the election of Clark which resulted in the choice of
brother Ross and A.L. Johnson Assistant Clerk.
William Russell, Moderator
Williams Johnson, Clerk Protem
12 March 1859 -- Brother H.G. Hood informed this church that Brother had
been drinking too much intoxicating liquor. Appointed brothers William
Ross, T.R. Parker and Williams Johnson to wait upon Brother in regard to
this matter and notify him to attend at our next conference meeting to
answer in regard to the above charge. Brother Russell petitioned for
letters of admission for him and his wife and the same was granted.
9 April 1859 -- Saturday before 2nd Lords day in April the
Church worshiping at this place met and after service by Elder Z. Rhoads,
proceeded to business.nd. Called upon the committee that was
appointed at our least conference meeting to wait upon Brother which
committee reported and was discharged. We allowed Brother another
month to answer the charge preferred against him at our last conference
7 May 1859 -- Then took up the case of Brother and excluded him for
drinking too much intoxicating liquor by a unanimous voice of the church.
11 June 1859 -- The subject of protracted meeting time of holding it was
agreed upon that there be not time set apart for. There was a letter
handed in by Brother from Brother W. J. Johnson. There being a motion and
??? that the letter of be read which was in the substance asking the
church to forgive him if they though he had done wrong and grant him a
letter of dismission which was done. By a motion and received and
ordered it to be granted. Done in conference and signed by order of the
13 August 1859 -- Went into the election delegates to the
association which resided in the choice of brothers James Davis and
Rowland Johnson and A.J. Johnson in case of failure. Made up one
dollar as an associational fee. It was then agreed for Brother Ross
to prepare an association letter and have it ready at our next meeting.
13 October 1859 -- We as a church agreed to give Broth Pugh $25.00 for
his pastoral care of this church for the year 1859. Then went into the
election of pastor to serve in the next ensuing year which resulted in the
choice of Brother Pugh.. Appointed Brothers R. Johnson, T.R. Parker as a
committee to see Brother Pugh in regard to the same and report it at our
next conference meeting. Done in conference and signed by order of the
church day and date above written.
July 1860 --
Brother Kee moderator. Appointed to Brother W. Pugh in regard to a
difficulty between him and Brother L. D. Johnson. William Ross and
Brother Williams Johnson as committee to see him in regard to the same and
report at our next conference meeting.
October 1861 -- Went into the election for pastor to serve through
the next ensuing year which resided in the choice of Brother Rhoads.
Appointed brothers J.G. Kirby, T.R. Parker as a committee to see said
Rhoads and to report at our next meeting.
October 1861 -- Liberty Church met and after prayer by Brother Kirby.
Appointed brother Kirby moderator protem.
Opened the way for reception of members. Tennessee Hood came forward. And
was received by an experience of grace. Done in conference and signed by
order of the church.
William Ross, Clerk