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Shiloh Baptist Church Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0534

Agnes B. Maddox typed these 28 pages from the only written copy of the Shiloh Baptist Church's minutes in 1964. The manuscript begins with an index of members, noting whether they are deceased, dismissed, or excluded. The minutes themselves begin on May 26, 1821 with Bird Deatherage appointed moderator and Abner Deatherage clerk. On November 23, 1822 the church agreed to petition for a presbytery to constitute them as a church at their July meeting. Most of the subsequent minutes document receiving new members but also mention excluding members for misbehaviors, making arrangements for sharing preaching among local churches, and conducting other church business. The minutes end in June 1866 with a note signed by T. A. Barnard indicating that the church had decided to restore itself after political schism in 1865, when many members had been excluded for joining or aiding rebel troops. The manuscript ends with a list of the Rules of Decorum (originally signed by John A. Matheney, clerk) that the church had adopted on November 26, 1836. These pages are photocopies of the original typewritten documents.

Dates

  • 1821 May 26-1866 June

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Agnes B. Maddox typed these 28 pages from the only written copy of the Shiloh Baptist Church's minutes in 1964. The manuscript begins with an index of members, noting whether they are deceased, dismissed, or excluded. The minutes themselves begin on May 26, 1821 with Bird Deatherage appointed moderator and Abner Deatherage clerk. These pages are photocopies of the original typewritten documents.

Biographical/Historical Note

The congregation that became the Shiloh Baptist Church met after worship on May 26, 1821 to appoint Bird Deatherage as moderator and Abner Deatherage as clerk. They agreed to meet on the second Saturday and Sunday of each month in private homes before chusing of a place to build a meeting hous later that summer. After occasional references to a meeting house, they agreed that it would be called Shiloh at the July 25, 1823 meeting where they adopted their constitution. In October 1865 their minutes record that "[w]e declar an unfellowhip with the rebellion of 1861 agre to call for record from 1861 to present. Bro. and sisters to make satisfaction for the course they have taken in this rebellion." They restored everyone excluded for political reasons at their June 1866 meeting. The church is currently located at 4242 Decatur Highway in Kingston, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480