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9 January 1858 --   Called for 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.

The 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 bet it.

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 $1.50
William Russell $1.50
Troy Johnson $1.00
Jackson Johnson $1.00
Joseph Rosser $2.00
Gaston Hood $1.00
John Cearley $1.00
Turner Parker $.50
Mr. Lassiter $1.00
William Johnson $1.00
R. Johnson $2.00

A 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.
 

William Ross $.50
R. Johnson $1.00

Do 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.
 

Z.BZ. B. Rhoads, Moderator Protem.

Wil 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 Liberty.


Date above written.

Willoughby Pugh, Moderator Protem

21 August 1858
 

Male Membership 20 -  1 = 19    
Female Membership 39 -  1 = 38    

                                       Total   =

57    

                                                   +

2

   
                              Grand Total = 59    

       
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 meeting.

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 church.

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 --  Appointed 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.

J.C. Kirby, Moderator

William Ross, Clerk


 

           

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