Membership Rolls, Tombstone Inscriptions And Church Records of Central Baptist Church

Some of the markers at the Central Baptist Church Cemetery near Berea in Ashley County, Arkansas.

January, 1895 to February, 1924

Compiled and proofed by David Moyers and David Dye, Ashley County Ledger,

Hamburg, Arkansas, from original record books in possession of David Moyers.

Central Church January 12th 1895

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. The location, building and finance committees was continued until next meeting. 3rd Called for new business. 1st. A motion was carried that we elect a superintendent for the Sabbath School for the year 1895. Bro. O. B. Franklin was elected but would not accept it. 2nd A motion was carried that we refer the elections until next meeting. 3rd Bro. James Cone, Sister Lillie Cone his wife, known on church record as Lillie Ferguson called for letters of dismission which was granted. 4th A motion was carried that at our next meeting the church would make some disposal of the church committees. 5th. Bro. Bob Moseby made acknowledgments for acting unchristianly and ask for the church to for give him. The church for give Bro. Bob. 6th Bro. Jack Ward made acknowledgments for using profanity and ask to be for given. The ch for give Bro. Ward. 7th A motion was carried that we rescind the action of receiving Bro. John Beavers and Bro. Edward Sellars under the watch care of the church, that we withdraw fellowship from them. 4th Conference adjourned.

Bro. J. W. Sims Mod J. R. Rodgers ch clk

Central Church Feb. 9th 1895

After services by Bro. J. W. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. 1st Called for report of location committee. J. R. Rodgers reported that the committee agreed on a place, but failed to get the land they agreed on and that Bro. James Knight offered land to the committee for the church. But the committee did not agree on the land as a suitable place. Report received and committee discharged. 2nd Called for report of building committee. Bro. E. T. Johnson reported that they had been prepared to make a report but was not prepared at present. A motion was carried to discharge the building and finance committee. 3rd A motion was made to appoint a new location committee. Motion lost. 4th A motion was made by Bro. Green and second by Bro. Mears that we rescind the action of moving and building. After some discussion, the motion was withdrawn. 5th Bro. Otis McDougald was elected superintendent of the Sabbath School for the year 1895. Called for new business. 1st Bro. Gus Gammel and Bro. James Lloyd made acknowledgments to the church for dancing and ask for forgiveness. The church for give them. 6th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims Mod. J. R. Rodgers ch clk

Central Church, March 8th 1895

After services by Bro. J. W. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st An opportunity was offered for membership. Sister Mary Brymer presented a letter of recommendation from Beech Creek Baptist Church and she was received in full fellowship with us. 2nd Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 3rd Called for references. None. 4th Called for new business. 1st Bro. E. T. Johnson offered a resolution to wit, Resolved that whereas the committee failed to get land Resolve that we accept of the land Bro. James Knight offered to the church as our location. Resolution was adopted. 2nd J. R. Rodgers was appointed to get a deed from Bro. Knight for the church. 3rd Bro. Jack Ward and wife called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th Conference adjourned.

Bro. J. W. Sims, Moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church April 13th 1895

After service by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was referred until next meeting. 2nd Called for new business. 1st Sister Serah McDougald called for a letter of dismission which was granted. Walter Green and wife called for letters of dismission which was granted. 2nd Bro. Bob Moseby called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 3rd Bro. Mitchell made a statement to the church, to wit, that if the church would pay him ten dollars more that he would be satisfied and the church agreed to pay the ten dollars. 4th A motion was made to change conference from eleven o'clock a.m. to 3 o'clock p.m. Conference adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock p.m. on Saturday before second Sabbath in May.

J. W. Sims, moderator Otis McDougald clerk pro tem Recorded by J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church May 11th 1895

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of March and April meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. J. R. Rodgers reported that he had received a deed of the land that Bro. James Knight give the church. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Sister Saleta Franklin, Bro. B. T. Willis and wife known on church record as Minnie Griswold called for letters of dismission which was granted. 2nd A committee of three J. R. Rodgers, E. T. Johnson and J. B. Jackson to decide on the size of the new church house and give the dimensions at our next meeting. 3rd Conference adjourned. J. W. Sims moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Warranty Deed With Relinquishment of Dower

Know all Men by These Presents:

That we James Knight and G. A. Knight, his wife, for consideration for the love and respect they bear for Central Missionary Baptist Church do convey and deliver to the said Central Church the following lot or tracts of land lying in the county of Ashley and state of Arkansas, to-wit: Commencing mid-way on the East boundary line of the NW of SW of Section 2 Township 16, Range 6 W. running thence South on a true line one hundred and forty yards. Thence West (North or South) sixty four yards (64) to a ravine. Which ravine shall be the line running northward one hundred and five yards to line of Hundley lot. Thence Eastward to starting point one hundred and thirty-two yards, containing two acres and half more or less. To hold and to have the same with all its appertances so long as said church shall use it for the church purposes and I, James Knight and wife, G. A. Knight, shall and will warrant and defend the same to said church all lawful claims whatsover. In witness whereof, we hereunto set our hands and seal.

Witness our hands and seals on this 11 day of May, 1895.

James Knight G. A. Knight

Acknowledgment

State of Arkansas County of Ashley

Be it remembered, That on this day came before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County aforesaid, duly commissioned and acting James Knight to me well known as the grantor in the foregoing Deed, and stated that he had executed the same for the consideration and purposes therein mentioned and set forth.

And on the same day also voluntarily appeared before me the said G. A. Knight, wife of the said James Knight, to me well known, and in the absence of her said husband declared that she had, of her own free will, signed and sealed the relinquishment of dower and homestead in the foregoing deed for the consideration and purposes therein contained and set forth, without compulsion or undue influence of her said husband.

Witness my hand and seal, as such Justice of the Peace on this 11 day of May, 1895. T. G. Gammel, J. P.

Certificate of Record

State of Arkansas, County of Ashley

I, R. R. Radford, county clerk and ex officio recorder for the county aforesaid do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing instrument of writing was filed for record in my office, on the 20th day of Sept. A. D. 1899, at 11 o'clock a.m. and the same is now duly recorded, with the acknowledgment and certificate thereon in Record Book MM, Page 7.

In Witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court this 20th day of Sept. 1899.

R. R. Radford, Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder

Wm. Haley D. C.

[Editor's note: The actual deed as recorded contained a clause that the land would belong to the church for so long as it was used for church purposes. After the church dissolved, the land apparently reverted to the Knight family, and as of April, 2000, the land belongs to Georgia-Pacific Corp. through its North American Timber Company]

Central Church June 9th 1895

Services by Bro. Sims, but no conference on account inclement weather.

J. R. Rodgers church clerk

Central Church July 13th 1895

After services by Bro. J. B. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for reference. 1st The dimensions committee made a report, to-wit, They had agreed on a house thirty-six feet wide, Sixty feet long, Eighteen foot walls, one door on each side, three by seven feet, one in front end five feet and eight in wide. Eight feet high with a transom lite over the door. Thirteen windows, two feet eight inches wide, eight feet long. Four on each side and one on each side of stand and 3 three in stand, the stand to be a concave stand, an arch ceiling with swinging joist. Roofing to be half pitch or near half with two foot rafter cornish and house to be covered with cypress shingles with elevated floor and the house to be on fourteen inch high blocks. The report was received and committee discharged.

3rd Called for new business. 1st A motion was carried to appoint a building and finance committee and the committee to take the building in full control and complete the building as soon as they can. Brethren J. R. Rodgers, E. T. Johnson, T. J. Brymer, J. W. Willcoxon, Jacob McDougald and J. B. Jackson was appointed and they was given the privilege of appointing them a lady to assist in the finances. 2nd Bro. James Coleman and wife called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Aug 10th 1895

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of committees None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st A motion was carried that we go into the election of a pastor for the next associational year and delegates to represent us at the association. Bro. Sims was unanimously elected to the care of the church. Brethren T. J. Brymer, E. T. Johnson and W. M. Mears was elected as delegates. Brethren J. W. Willcoxon, Otis McDougald and Carlton Jennings as alternates. It was then decided by the church that we would meet on Saturday nite before the first Sabbath in September for the purpose of protracting services for a few days if nothing prevented. Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Sept. 7th 1895

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st Seven dollars that was pledged at the last association was collected to be sent by the delegates to the association. Five dollars for Associational Missions, One dollar for State Missions, one dollar for Foreign Missions was paid by the Ladies Aid Society. Five Dollars $5.00 was paid to Bro. Mitchell by the Ladies Aid Society. One dollar and fifty cents was collected for minutes of the association. 3rd The church agreed to pay Bro. Mitchell one hundred dollars for his next year's services. 4th Called for new business. 1st Conference adjourned to meet the next day to adopt the association letter.

Our meeting was protracted from the 31st of August until the 8 of Sept. Our church was spiritually strengthen and several was added to the church. To-wit, by restoration, Dan Williams, Columbus Courson; By letter, Sister T. E. Price from Beech Creek Church, Bro. Joe Denton and wife Allie Denton was received on their statement that their church had died and they failed to get their church letter. Bro. Rube Griswold and Helen, his wife, Bro. Frank Slocumb and Ida, his wife, returned their letters. By experience and baptism, Sister Mary Gray, Ida Roberts, Bago Paterson, Dora McDougald, Evie Franklin, Lena Brymer, Ophelia Rodgers, Ora Griswold and John Courson, Vester Smith, Henry Slocumb. Sept. 8th Met at 10 o'clock a.m. at Bro. Knight's mill pond and attended to the ordinance of baptism. Then returned to the church and after services, the association letter was read and adopted. Conference adjourned to meet at 11 o'clock a.m. on Saturday before the second Sabbath in Oct.

J. W. Sims, moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clk

Central Church, October 12th 1895

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Bro. E. T. Johnson reported that they pledged four (4.00) dollars at the association. Two ($2.50) dollars and fifty cents for associational missions and One and a half dollars for state missions. The church accepted the pledges made at the association. 2nd Bro. O. B. Franklin called for a letter of dismission for Bro. Bob McDougald who had moved to Texas. Bro. Bob's letter was granted. 3rd Sister Dena Priest, known on ch record as Beavers, called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th A motion was carried that we turn the old church house over to a committee to sell and to pay the money to the building of the new church. Brethren E. T. Johnson, T. J. Brymer and J. R. Rodgers was appointed as committee men to sell the old church. 5th Bro. O. B. Franklin made a statement to the church. To-wit, that his interest was all there, and if they was going to leave that he wanted a letter of dismission for him self and wife. A motion was made and second that the letter be granted but after some remarks the letter was refused on the account that they did not believe Bro Franklin was in fellowship with his church as he had refused to be governed by the church. 6th Conference adjourned.

J W Sims moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Nov. 9th 1895

No preaching on the account of inclement weather, but the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of committees. Committees reported that they had sold the old church house for $.28.75, Twenty-Eight and Seventy-Five cents. Report received and committee discharged. 3rd Called for new business. 1st. J. R. Rodgers, J. W. Willcoxon and W. M. Mears was appointed as delegates to go to the state convention. 2nd A motion was carried that we adjourn conference to meet at Berea school house at our next regular time of conference.

J. W. Sims moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church, December 7th 1895

Met at Berea school house. After reading the 71st Psalm and prayer by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st. Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd. Called for report of committees. None. 3rd Called for references. 1st Bro. Jacob McDougald and J. B. Jackson was released from the building and finance committee as they had failed to act as committeemen. 4th Called for new business. 1st Bro. J. W. Willcoxon was elected as superintendent and E. T. Johnson assistant superintendent of the Sabbath School for the year 1896. 2nd The church accepted of the school house and gave the Methodist brethren a vote of thanks for their courtesy in offering their church house to us to worship in. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at the school house at our regular time of conference.

J W Sims moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clk

Central Church January 11th 1896

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd. Called for references. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st The church invited Bro. Freman to preach in our church any time it suited him to preach. 4th Conference adjourned.

J W Sims moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church, Feb. 9th 1896

Preaching by Bro. Sims, but no conference.

J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church, March 8th 1896

Preaching by Bro. Sims, but no conference.

J. R. Rodgers church clerk

Central Church April 11th 1896

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of January was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. None. 3rd. Called for new business. None. 4th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims Moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church May 9th 1896

After preaching by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference to grant some letters of dismission . Bro. W. M. Mears and wife, Bro. Allen Jennings and Sister Lula Anders called for letters of dismission which was granted.

J. W. Sims Moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church June 14th 1896

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st. Charges was preferred against Bro. Ab Knight for unchristian conduct and a committee of two Brethren E. T. Johnson and J. R. Franklin was to notify Bro. Ab of the charges. 4th Conference adjourned.

Sunday, June 15

After services by Bro. Sims, an opportunity was offered for membership. Bro. E. G. Price presented a letter of dismission from Flat Church Church which was received.

J. W. Sims, moderator J. W. Willcoxon clerk pro tem Recorded by J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church July 11th 1896

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of the committee. Committee ask for more time which was granted. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Sister Flora McGill called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, Moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Aug 8th 1896

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of the committee. Committee made a report which was received and committee discharged and the church for give Bro. Ab Knight 3rd Called for new business. None. 4th Conference adjourned.

J.W. Sims, Moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Sept. 12th 1896

After service by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Brethren T. G. Gammel, Elijah Slocumb, J. W. Willcoxon was elected as delegates. E. G. Price and J. R. Rodgers as alternates to represent us at the association. 2nd Four $4.00 dollars was raised for Missions and one $1.00 dollar for minutes of the association. 3rd Bro. J. W. Sims was unanimously elected to the care of the church for the next associational year and the church agreed to pay Bro. Sims Sixty dollars for his services. 4th The association letter was read and adopted. 5th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, mod. J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Oct. 10th 1896

After services by Bro. J. W. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st. The clerk being absent, J. W. Willcoxon was elected clerk pro tem. 2 Called for unfinished business. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Sister Gray called for a letter of dismission which was granted. Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, moderator J. W. Willcoxon, clerk pro tem Recorded by J. R. Rodgers

Central Church, Nov. 8th 1896

After services by Bro. J. W. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of committees. 1st The building committee reported that they had the church house completed with the exception of the ceiling and a few benches, that the cost of the house at present was six hundred and ninety dollars in material and work and that they did not have the money to carry on the work and complete the house. J. W. Willcoxon, chairman, J. R. Rodgers, secretary of committee. The church accepted the report of the committee and received the house. 3rd Called for new business. 1st A motion was carried that we meet at the new church house and hold our next conference. 2nd Conference adjourned.

Elder J. W. Sims, moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Dec. 12th 1896

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of committees. None. 3rd Called for unfinished business. None. 4th Called for new business. 1st Bro. Roberts and wife Sister Ida Roberts called for letters of dismission which was granted. 2nd Sister Effie McDougald and Bro. Ed Mears called for letters of dismission which was granted. 3rd Bro. Edward Johnson was elected superintendent of the Sabbath School and Bro. Rube Griswold assistant for the remainder of this association year. 5th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church January 9th 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of committees. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st. The church roll was called over and charges was perfered (sic) against Brethren and Sisters that had not been to church for the last 2 or three years. To-wit, Brethren Odie Mitchel, Robert Knight, John Linder, James Lloyd, Sam Bethune, Sisters A. H. Taylor, Ida Vancamp, Evie Rolling, Effie Roseman, Mattie Hathaway, Susie Beavers. Charges was preferred against the above named Brethren and Sisters for treating the church with contempt and the clerk was appointed to try to find where the brothers and sisters lived and notify them of the charges against them. 2nd A motion was carried that they be a committee appointed to visit the Brethren and Sisters that has failed to attend church for the last twelve or fifteen months. Brethren Lige Slocumb, Tom Gammel, T. J. Brymer and J. R. Rodgers was appointed as a visiting committee. 4th Conference adjourned.

Elder J. W. Sims, moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk

Central Church Feb. 13, 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for report of committees. 1st J. R. Rodgers ask for more time which was granted. 2nd The visiting committee ask for more time which was granted. 3rd Call for new business. 1st Bro. Ed Johnson offered his resignation to the church as superintendent of the Sabbath School as he was going to move off where he could not attend. His resignation was received and Bro. T. G. Gammel was elected to take his place. 2nd Bro. J. R. Rodgers tendered his resignation as church clerk, which was received, and Bro. T. G. Gammel was elected clerk. 3rd Sister Florence Cone call for a letter of dismission which was granted. Conference adjourned.

Elder J. W. Sims, moderator J. R. Rodgers ch clerk [written by T. G. Gammel]

Central Church, Feb. 14, 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. Bro. T. G. Gammel offered his resignation to the church as superintendent of the Sunday School as the church had elected him clerk. His resignation was received and Bro. J. H. Johnson was elected to take his place.

J. W. Sims, Moderator J. R. Rodgers, ch clerk [written by T. G. Gammel]

Central Baptist Church March 13, 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for reports of committee. 1st J. R. Rodgers reported, to-wit, that Bro. Sam Bethune, Sister Susie Beavers and Sister Sidney Matthews wanted the church to bare (sic) with them, that they could not attend such as they would like. And that he could not hear where Sister Taylor, Ida Vancamp, Evie Rolling, Fannie Roseman, Odie Mitchel, Robert Knight and James Lloyd was. And that he had failed to get to see Bro. John Linder. The church received the report and continued the committee to see Bro. John Linder. 1st The church accepted Bro. Sam Bethune, Sister Susie Beavers and Sidney Mathews acknowledgment. 2nd The church withdrew fellowship from Bro. James Loyd, Odie Mitchel, Robert Knight and Sister A. J. Taylor, Ida Vancamp, Evie Rolling and Fannie Roseman for charge against them. 3rd Called for report of the visiting committee. Committee reports to-wit, We your committee have been to see most all of the brethren and sisters that have been absent from church for the last 12 or 15 months. Report received and tabled. Committee discharged. 4th Call for new business. 1st Bro. Otis McDougald, Bro. James Franklin and Frank Slocumb was appointed as visiting committee to see the bros. and sisters that had been dancing. 2nd Bro. Frank Cartlege and wife called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 3rd J. R. Rogers made a motion that we grant Bro. O. B. Franklin and wife letters of dismission on Bro. Franklin's statement that he called for his letter in good faith that it was not his desire to go with the church, and the church granted them letters of dismission . 2th Bro. John Powell made acknowledgment for not attending church and the church forgave him. 5th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, Moderator T. G. Gammel Ch Clerk

Central Baptist Church April 10, 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of committee. 1st Bro. J. R. Rodgers not being present to report the church gave him more time. 2nd The visiting committee was not ready to report and Bro. John Willcoxon made a motion that the church give them more time which was granted. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Sister Alie Paterson made acknowledgment to the church for dancing and the church for gave her. 2nd Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims, Moderator T. G. Gammel Ch Clerk

Central Baptist Church May 8, 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for report of committee. 1st Bro. J. R. Rodgers reports, to-wit, that he failed to see Bro. John Linder and his case was continued to the next meeting. 2nd Bro. James Franklin reports that he saw Bro. George Mears. Report received and committee discharged and charges preferred against Bro. George Mears, Bob McDougald and Sister Elvar Jackson and the following committee was appointed to inform them of the charge, to-wit, T. G. Gammel, J. H. Johnson and R. L. Griswold. 3rd Charge preferred against Bro. Dan Williams and Bro. J. R. Rodgers was appointed to notify him of the charge. 4th Called for new business. 1st Committee was appointed to get a seat for the pulpit, to-wit, Bro. J. H. Johnson and T. G. Gammel. 2nd Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church June 12 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for reports of committee. 1st J. R. Rodgers made a report which was received and Bro. John Linder was excluded. 2nd T. G. Gammel, J. H. Johnson and R.L. Griswold made their report which was received and Bro. George Mears and Sister Elvar Jackson was excluded for the sin of dancing and Bro. Bob McDougald's case was continued to next meeting. 3rd The committee to get a seat for the pulpit called for more time which was granted. 4th Bro. Dan Williams' case was taken up and the church for gave him. 5th Called for new business. 1st A motion was carried to invite Bro. Henry to assist Bro. Sims in the protracted meeting the second Sunday in August. 2nd Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church July 10, 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for report of committees. 1st The committee to get a seat for the pulpit reported, to-wit, we bought three chairs and placed them in the pulpit. The cost of said chairs was $1.90. We have 21 cents left. J. H. Johnson, chairman. The report was received and the com discharged and the 21 cents was appropriated to the S. S. 2nd The committee to see Bro. Bob McDougald made a report which was received and committee discharged and the church withdrew fellowship from him and the following committee was appointed to get his church letter, to-wit, Bros. E. T. Johnson and Otis McDougald. 3rd Call for new business. None. Conference adjourned. J. W. Sims Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church Aug 7 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. The clerk being absent, Bro. E. T. Johnson was appointed clerk pro tem. On the account of the minutes of last meeting being absent, unfinished business was omitted. The church call for new business. 1st A motion was carried to go into the election of delegates to the association. Bros. Jacob McDougald, Otis McDougald and J. H. Johnson was elected and Bros. E. T. Johnson and J. W. Willcoxon as alternates. 2nd A motion was carried to send $1.50 to the association for minutes and associational purposes. 3rd Sister Sidny Tanner call for her letter of dismission which was granted. 4th A motion was carried to postpone the calling of a pastor to the next meeting. 5th A motion was carried to invite Bros. Henry and Freeman to assist in the protracted meeting. 6th Our meeting was protracted from the 7th to the 15 day of Aug. Bro. Henry assisted Bro. Sims in the meeting. The church gave Bro. Henry $10.05 for his services. Our church was spiritually strengthened and several added to the church, to-wit, by restoration, Bro. Monroe Smith, Charley Knight, Z. R. Wheat, Alonzo McDougald and Bob McDougald; by letter, Bro. B. P. Kimbro and wife from Tyro Church; by experience and baptism, Bros. Ben King, James Knight Jr., George Knight, Ruby Knight, and sister Alie Franklin. Bro. Sam Lain was not able to be baptized and it was put off to next meeting. 7th Conference adjourned.

Bro. J. W. Sims Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church Sept. 11 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for references. 1st A motion was carried to send to the association 50 cents for associational purposes and $1.00 for minutes and $1.00 for ministerial education. 2nd A motion was carried to table the motion for calling of a pastor. 3rd Call for new business. 1st The association letter was read and adopted. 2nd A motion was carried to go into the election of a supt. for the Sabbath school for the next associational year. Bro. J. H. Johnson was elected and bro. Guss Gammel was elected assistant supt. 3rd Bro. Monroe Smith call for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th Bro. Alonzo McDougald called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 5th A standing invitation was extended to Bro. R. T. Moseley to preach at our church. 6th A motion was carried to take up a subscription to pay Bro. Sims. 7th An invitation was extended to Bro. Sims to be with us on our next meeting. 8th Conference adjourned.

Bro. J. W. Sims Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church Oct. 9, 1897

After services by Bro. Sims, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st The subscription to pay Bro. Sims was continued and the following committee was appointed to assist in raising the money, to-wit, T. G. Gammel, E. T. Johnson and R. L. Griswold. 3rd Call for new business. 1st Bro. J. W. Wilcoxon and wife called for a letter of dismisssion which was granted. 2nd Bro. R. L. Griswold stated that he had been out of order and wanted the church to for give him, which was granted. 3rd. A motion was carried to accept the acts of our delegates at the association. 4th The following delegates was appointed to represent us at the state convention, to-wit, R. L. Griswold and wife and Charley Knight. 5th Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church Nov. 13, 1897

The church assembled in conference. Bro. J. W. Sims acted as moderator. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st The committee to raise the money to pay Bro. Sims reported that the church had settled with Bro. Sims for his services up to date. 2nd The motion for call a pastor was taken up and the church went in to the election of a pastor for the next associational year which resulted in the election of Bro. Freeman $125.00 for his services and E. T. Johnson and T. G. Gammel was appointed by the church to notify Bro. Freeman of the call. Next the church extended a standing invitation to Bro. Sims. Conference adjourned.

J. W. Sims Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Church Dec 11 1897

The church assembled in conference. 1st Bro. Bob Mosley was appointed moderator pro tem. 2nd The clerk being absent J. R. Rodgers was appointed clerk pro tem. 3rd Call for the minutes of last meeting. Minutes not present and the reading was referred to next meeting. 4th Call for report of committees. Com being absent, report was conferred until next meeting. 5 Call for new business. None. 6 Conference adjourned.

R. L. Mosley, mod pro tem J. R. Rodgers clerk pro tem

Central Church Feb 12 1898

The church assembled in conference. 1st Bro. E. T. Johnson was appointed moderator pro tem. 2nd The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 3rd Call for report of committees. 1st T. G. Gammel and E. T. Johnson made their report which was received and the com. discharged. 2nd Call for new business. 1st. A motion was carried to appoint a corresponding committee to correspond with preachers to find out who we could get to serve us as pastor. The following com. was appointed, to-wit, Dr. B. P. Kimbro and T. G. Gammel. 2nd Conference adjourned.

E. T. Johnson, moderator pro tem T. G. Gammel church clerk

Central Baptist Church of Christ March 12, 1898

The church assembled in conference. 1st Bro. E. T. Johnson was appointed moderator pro tem. 2nd The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 3rd Call for report of committees. 1st The corresponding committee made a report which was received and the committee discharged. 2nd Call for new business. 1st A motion was carried to go into the election a pastor for the remainder of this associational year. Bro. G. D. Moore was given a hearty call and the church fixed his salary at the rate of one hundred dollars a year. The clerk was requested by the church to notify Bro. Moore of the call. 3rd A committee was appointed to see Bros. Jas Beavers, Lumb Courson and Vester Smith who according to rumor are guilty of unchristian conduct, to-wit, Bros. Ambrose Cone, Elija Slocumb and T. G. Gammel. Conference adjourned.

E. T. Johnson, moderator pro tem T.G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church of Christ April 9, 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for references. 1st The committee to notify Bro. Moore made a report which was received and the committee discharged. 2nd Bro. Moore stated to the church that he would accept the call. 3rd The committee to see Bros. Jas. Beavers, Lumb Courson and Vester Smith call for more time, which was granted. 4th Call for new business. 1st. A motion was carried to raise twenty $20.00 dollars to buy Bro. Moore a cart. Bro. E. J. Johnson was appointed to a committee to raise the amt. 2nd Conference adjourned.

G. D. Moore Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Baptist Church of Christ May 7, 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. 1st Bro. Vester Smith asked the church to forgive him which was granted. The church preferred charges against Bro. Jas. Beavers. Bro. Lumb Courson case was continued to next meeting. The committee was continued to see Bro. Jas Beavers. 2nd Bro. E. T. Johnson reported that he had raised $12.00 for Bro. Moore. The committee was continued and Bros. J. R. Rodgers and R. L. Griswold was added to the committee. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Bro. E. G. Price and wife called for letters of dismission which was granted. 2nd Conference adjourned.

G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Church, June 11th 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for reference. 1st Bro Jas Beavers' case was continued to next meeting and Bro. Lumb Courson asked the church to forgive him which was granted. 2nd The committee reported that they had collected and paid to Bro. Moore $20.35 to buy him a sulky. The report was received by the church and the committee discharged. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Bro. J. R. Rodgers was elected assistant supt. of the Sabbath School as Bro. Guss Gammell had been elected and failed to accept. 2nd The church went into a committee of the whole to consider the following motion, to-wit: That we as a church of Christ invite the sisters of our church to meet and organize themselves in to a Woman Missionary Union for church work. E. J. Johnson, chairman. The above motion adopted by the church.

Bo. G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, ch clerk

Central Church July 9, 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st An opportunity was offered for membership. Bros. Walter Green, Alonzo Green and Sister Mattie Green and Sister Saleta Franklin presented letters of recommendation from Promise Land church. And they was received into full fellowship with us. 2nd J. R. Rodgers was appointed clerk pro tem as the clerk was absent. 3rd Minute of last meeting was read and adopted approved. 4th Called for report of committee that was to see Bro. Jas. Beavers. Com. made a report which was received and committee discharged, and by motion the report was table. 5th Called for new business. 1st The ladies missionary union reported that they had collected $ (no amount shown) and asked the church permission to buy lamps for the church which was granted. 2nd J. R. Rodgers offered a resolution, to-wit: Resolve that whereas there has been some gatherings in our church house that is not scriptured. That we for-bid any gatherings in our church house except for sacred purposes. After some discussion, the resolution was tabled until next meeting. 3rd Bro. Burten White called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th A motion was carried that we hold a series of meetings at our next regular time to meeting. 6th Conference adjourned.

Geo. D. Moore, Moderator J. R. Rodgers, clerk pro tem

Central Church, August 13, 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes of last two meetings was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st The resolution offered by Bro. J. R. Rodgers was taken up and discussed and adopted by the church. 2nd Because of so much sickness, our protracted meeting was postpone to next meeting. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Sister Sallie McPherson made acknowledge and asked the church to for-give her which was granted. 2nd She called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 3rd Conference adjourned.

Geo. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, ch clerk

Central Church, September 10, 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted as read. 2nd Called for unfinished business. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st The church went into the election of delegates to the association, and Bros. J. R. Rodgers, L. J. Brymer and E. T. Johnson was elected as delegates and Bros. T.G. Gammel, J. H. Johnson and W. A. Green as alternates. 2nd Bro. James Knight was elected sexton to take charge of the church key. 3rd A motion was carried to sent to the association $1.00 for minutes and $4.00 for missions. 4th The election of pastor and clerk was continued to the next meeting. 5th Bros. R. L. Griswold, E. T. Johnson and T. G. Gammel was appointed as a committee to raise the amt. pledged to the association. 6th The letter to the association was adopted by the church. 7th Conference adjourned.

Geo. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, church clerk

Central Church October 8, 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st Bro. James Knight was excused from the office of sexton. 2nd. The committee to raise the money pledged to the association made a report which was received by the church and the committee discharged. 3rd The election of a pastor and clerk was continued to the following day at 10 o'clock. 4th Called for new business. 1st Bro. J. V. Ridgell called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 2nd. Bro. Moore stated that at the association he pledged $1.00 for home missions for Central Church which was accepted by the church. 3rd Conference was continued to the following day at 10 o'clock.

Sunday at 10 o'clock, 1st The church settled with Bro. Moore in full for his services up to date. 2nd The church adopted the plan of electing a pastor from Jan. to Jan. as recommended by the association. 3rd The church went into the election of a pastor. Bro. Moore was elected to serve the church to January 1900 and the church agreed to pay Bro Moore ($100.00) one hundred dollars for his services. 4th T. G. Gammel was reelected clerk. 5th Bros. B. P. Kimbro, R. L. Griswold and Otis McDougald was elected as delegates to the Baptist State Convention and Bros. Otis McDougald, W. A. Green and R. B. Knight was elected as delegates to the dis. meeting which convened at Flat Creek Ch. 6th Conference adjourned.

Geo. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Church November 10, 1898

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. The clerk being absent, E. T. Johnson was appointed clerk pro tem. The minute of last meeting not present unfinished business was omitted. Called for new business. 1st Bro. Moore accepted the care of the church. 2nd Sister Mary Knight was appointed to raise money to buy a stove and flue for the church and Bro. J. R. Rodgers was appointed to select and buy it. 3rd Conference adjourned.

Bro. G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, ch clerk E. T. Johnson, clerk pro tem

Central Church March 11, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. Because of bad wether (sic) our church has not held any services since Nov. 10th. 1st The minutes of Oct. 8th and Nov. 10th of our last meetings was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. 1st Bro. J. R. Rodgers reported that the stove and flue for our church cost $16.15. 2nd Sister Mary Knight reported that she had collected 40 cents more to pay on said stove. 3rd The church appointed Bro. Moore to select the place for the stove. 4th Called for new business. 1st Bro. Charley Knight stated to the church that he was guilty of fighting and made an open confession and asked the church to forgive him, which was granted. 2nd A motion was moved to exclude Bro. Z. R. Wheat for drinking intoxicating liquors which was voted down and his case continued to next meeting and the clerk was appointed to notify him. 3rd Bro. Columbus Courson was excluded from our church for the sin of getting drunk. 4th Bro. F. P. Courson was excluded for [no reason stated]. 5th A letter of confession from Bro. Otis McDougald was presented to the church by Bro. J. R. Rodgers. The letter as accepted by the church and he was forgiven by the church. 5th The church collected and paid Bro. Moore ($6.65) six dollars and sixty-five cents on his salary. 6th Conference adjourned to meet at our next meeting day.

Geo. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel ch clerk

Central Church, April 8th, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and after some corrections it was adopted. Called for unfinished business. 1st. Bro. Z. R. Wheat was present and made an open confession and asked the church to forgive him which was granted. 2nd Bro. Jack Ward made acknowledgment to the church for fighting and asked forgiveness, which was granted. 3rd Bro. John Courson made acknowledgment and asked forgiveness for getting drunk which was granted. 4th J. V. Ridgel asked the church to forgive him for the sin of getting drunk, which was granted. 5th Bro. J. B. Jackson stated the reason he had not attended church regular he felt that he was not wanted. He also stated that if he was out of order he wanted the church to forgive him; his request was granted. 6th Bro. Vester Smith asked the church to forgive him for getting drunk, which was granted. 7th A motion to excluded Bro. Guss Pearce for non attendance was voted down and his case was continued to next meeting and the clerk was appointed to notify him. 8th Bro. James Beavers made a confession to the church and asked forgiveness which was granted. 9th Bro. James Franklin requested the church to withdraw fellowship from him for nonattendance and non-fellowship, which was granted. 10th A motion to exclude Bro. Ab Knight for profanity was voted down and his case was continued to next meeting and the clerk was to notify him. 11th A motion to exclude Bro. W. S. Standley for nonattendance was voted down. 12th The church extended to Bro. E. T. Johnson a vote of thanks for coming out from Hamburg and putting up the stove and flue for the church. 13th Sister Allie Franklin stated that at the Baptist State Convention she pledged $5.00 for home missions for Central Church which was accepted by the church. 14th Bro. Moore asked the church to pay him $7.00 to settle his taxes with. 15th Bro. J. C. Slocumb and wife called for letters of dismission which was granted. 16th Bro. George Riley called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 17th The church went into the election of teachers and officers for the Sunday School. Bro. J. H. Johnson was elected Supt. and Bro. J. R. Rodgers was elected assistant supt., Sister Allie Franklin, sec. and treasurer, Sister Hellen Griswold, teacher of the advanced class; Sister Ida Franklin, teacher of the intermediate class; and Sister Kitty Kimbro, teacher of the primary class. Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting day.

Geo. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, ch clerk

Central Church May 13, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st Bro. Guss Pierce was present and made a statement and his case was indefinitely postpone 2nd Bro. A. B. Knight was present and made a statement and is case was indefinitely postponed. 3rd. Called for new business. 1st Sister Kimbro offered her resignation as teacher of the primary class which was accepted by the church and Sister Mattie Green was elected to take her place. 2nd Sister Mary Knight stated that the Woman's Missionary Union was purchased three window shades for the church. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting.

G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, church clerk

Central Church, June 10, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The church roll was called. 3rd Sister Emma Knight made a statement to the church whereupon a committee of three was nominated and elected by the church to investigate and ascertain whether the reports that is afoot about her and Otis McDougald be true or not and to make their report to the church. The committee is as follows, to-wit: Bros. S. R. Smith, J. W. Sims, and J. M. Smith, members of the Promise Land Church. 4th The church accepted the window shades purchased by the Woman's Missionary Union. Conference adjourned.

G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, ch clerk

Central Church July 8, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st The committee to investigate the reports about Bro. Otis McDougald and Sister Emma Knight refused to act in the matter. 2nd The church withdrew fellowship from Sister Emma Knight and Bro. Otis McDougald for unchristian conduct. 3rd The church withdrew fellowship from Bro. Sam Lain for nonattendance. 4th The church withdrew fellowship from Bro. W. A. Hughen for nonattendance. 5th A motion was made to exclude Bro. Charley Knight for insulting a pastor, which was continued to next meeting. 6th Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting.

G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, church clerk

Central Church, August 12, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for references. 1st Bro. Charley Knight's case was taken up and he being present and not giving satisfaction for his conduct, the church withdrew fellowship from him. 3rd Called for new business. 1st. Charges was preferred against Bro. Ab Knight for treating the church and pastor with contempt and the church excluded him. 2nd Sister Mary Knight asked the church to withdraw fellowship from her on non-fellowship and the church withdrew from her. 3rd Bro. Sam Bethune and wife called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th Bro. James Knight, Jr., asked the church to withdraw from him, and the church withdrew fellowship from him at his own request. 5th. Bro. James Knight asked the church to grant him a letter of dismission and his request was not granted. 6th Charges was preferred against Bro. Edward Johnson for working on the Sabbath Day when working on the railroad and J. R. Rodgers was to notify him of the charge. 7th Bro. Walter Green was appointed to take charge of the church and swing the side doors and put locks to doors and such other necessary work. 8th A motion was carried that the church begin a series of meetings on the first Sunday in September. Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting.

G. D. Moore, Moderator J. R. Rodgers, clerk pro tem

Central Church September 9, 1899

After a week's protracted meeting and services today by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st Bro. E. T. Johnson was present and made acknowledgment and asked the church to for give him which was granted. 2nd Called for new business. 1st The church went into the election of delegates to the association which resulted in the election of T. J. Brymer, J. H. Johnson and T. G. Gammel as delegates and W. A. Green and E. T. Johnson as alternates. 2nd The church pledged $1.50 to the association for minutes. 3rd Sister Georgia Knight called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 4th The church was informed that Bro. Vester Smith had joined the M. E. Church whereupon he was excluded from the church. 5th. Bro. J. R. Rodgers read a pledge asking for a subscription to seal and complete Central Church. 6th Conference adjourned to meet on the following day at 10 o'clock.

Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, September 10th, 1888

Bro. J. R. Rodgers read the pledge again and continued to collect and take subscriptions for the sealing of the church. The letter to the association was read and adopted. Sister Alice Shurtloff presented a letter of recommendation from Hopewell Church, Miss. She was received into full fellowship with the church. Bro. James Franklin and Bro. William Hughen was restored to the church. The protracted meeting was continued. Thursday morning, September 14th. The following persons was added to the church by experience baptism, to-wit: Ernest Franklin, Annie Hughen, Susie Hughen, Allie McDougald, Ruth Willcoxon, Jose Linder, Emma Rodgers. The meeting was continued. A motion was carried to have the church land deed recorded and that it be done by our pastor. Bro. W. A. Green was appointed by the church to assist Bro. Moore in baptism Sunday morning, at 10 o'clock, September 17, 1899. The following persons was added to the church by experience and baptism, to-wit: Maud Kimbro, Ada Hughen, Almar Rodgers, Laura Standley, Mary Hughen, Ester Davis, Bunion Courson, Hawood Kimbro, Lorrie Smith, Thomas Green, Minnie Franklin, Jessie Willcoxon, Golda Franklin, Witley Slocumb, Ira Franklin, Levi Willcoxon.We returned to the church for services after which a collection was taken up for the orphan home and $2.41 was received. Bro. J. R. Rodgers reported that there had been subscribed and paid in $84.85 for the sealing of the church. After 14 days meeting and the church being spiritually benefitted, conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting.

G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, church clerk

Central Church, October 7, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and adopted. Unfinished business was called for. 1st Bro. Moore reported that he had the church deed recorded in the county clerk's office. 2nd A motion was carried to grant Bro. James Knight a letter of dismission. 3rd Called for new business. 1st A letter of confession from Bro. Willie McGill was presented to the church asking the church to restore him and grant him a letter of dismission which was granted. 2nd Bro. J. H. Riley of Mt. Olive Church was present and asked the church to appoint a committeeman to assist him in rasing the money to erect a monument over Bro. & Sister Hogan Allen's graves, and his request was granted and Bro. Jacob McDougald was appointed. 3rd The time for prayer meeting was changed from 5 to 4 o'clock p.m. 4th Bro. W. A. Green filed his acct or claim against the church of $1.80 for repairs on church which was allowed by the church. 5th The church went into the election of delegates to the Baptist State Convention, which resulted in the election of Dr. B. P. Kimbro, Howard Kimbro and T. G. Gammel. 6th Conference adjourned to the following day at 10 o'clock.

Sunday morning. 1st The church rescinded the act of granting Bro. James Knight a letter of dismission and the church withdrew fellowship from him for threatening the life of the pastor (G. D. Moore). 2nd A motion was carried to go into the election of a deacon at our next meeting. 3rd Sister Lizzie Hughen was received into the church upon a recommendation given by the clerk of Mt. Olive Church. 4th The following delegates was appointed to go to the dist. meeting, to-wit: W. A. Green, J. H. Johnson, Z. R. Wheat. A collection was taken for association missions and $1.50 was received. 6th Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting.

G. D. Moore, Moderator T. G. Gammel, church clerk

Central Church November 11, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church assembled in conference. The clerk being absent, Bro. J. H. Johnson was elected clerk pro tem. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st The church went into the electing of a deacon. Bro. J. H. Johnson was elected. 2nd Bros. J. H. Riley of Mt. Olive Ch. and John Smith of Promise Land Ch. was appointed to be with us at our next meeting to form a presbytery to attend to the ordination of deacon. 3rd Bros. J. R. Rodgers, J. H. Johnson and W. A. Green was selected as a committee to purch. the lumber to seal the church. 4th A collection was taken for associations missions. $1.13 was recd. Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting.

G. D. Moore, Moderator J. H. Johnson, clerk pro tem Recorded by T. G. Gammel, clerk

Central Church, Dec. 9th, 1899

After services by Bro. Moore, the church attended to the ordination of deacon. Dr. Kimbro of Tyro Church, J. H. Riley of Mt. Olive Church, J. R. Rodgers and G. D. Moore constituted the presbytery. Bro. J. H. Johnson was presented and ordain as deacon of Central Church. After which the regular order of business was taken up. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and approved. 2nd Called for unfinished business. None. 3rd. Called for new business. 1st The church went into the election of pastor, clerk, supt. of S. S. and door keeper. G. D. Moore was elected pastor, and the church agreed to pay him at the rate of one hundred dollars a year for his services. T. G. Gammel was reelected clerk. J. H. Johnson reelected supt of the S. S. and W. A. Green elected door keeper. 4th Bro. Ernest Franklin made acknowledgment to the church and was forgiven. Conference adjourned.

G. D. Moore, Mod T. G. Gammel c. c.

Central Church January 12, 1900

The church assembled in conference. The pastor being absent, Dr. B. P. Kimbro was elected mod. pro tem. After prayer by Bro. Kimbro, the church taken the regular order of business. 1st Called for reading of minutes which was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Charges was preferred (sic) against Bros. J. A. Cone and R. M. Courson for working on Sunday while working at stave factory. Bro. J. R. Rodgers and T. G. Gammel was appointed as a com. to notify them of the charge. 2nd Bro. Willey Slocumb made acknowledgment to the church for getting drunk and asked for forgiveness, which was granted. 3rd Charges was preferred (sic) against Bros. Ernest Franklin, Ira Franklin, Alonzo Green and Hawood Kimbro for getting drunk. The clerk to notify them of the charges. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at our next meeting

Dr. B. P. Kimbro, Mod. Pro Tem T. G. Gammel, c. c.

Central Church February 10, 1900

The church having no moderator, Bro. B. P. Kimbro was elected mod. pro tem. After prayer, the minutes of last meeting was called for and being absent, the church took up business as follows, 1st. Bro. R. M. Courson made acknowledgment to the church and the church forgave him. 2nd. Bro. J. A. Cone made acknowledgment to the church and the church forgave him. 3rd Bro. Hawood Kimbro made acknowledgment, and the church forgave him. 4th. Bro. Alonzo Green made acknowledgment and the church forgave him. 5th That being all that had been notified of the charges preferred. The church taken new business. 1st Bro. Moore tendered his resignation to the church as pastor, which was accepted, and the church settled with Bro. Moore in full for his services up to date. 2nd A motion was carried to investigate rumors against Bro. Frank Slocumb for working on the Sabbath. Bro. J. H. Johnson was appointed to see him. 3rd A motion was carried to go in to the election of a pastor at our next regular meeting. Bros. B. P. Kimbro, J. R. Rodgers and J. H. Johnson was appointed corresponding committee to see who the church could get to serve as pastor. Conference adjourned to meet at our next meeting day.

B. P. Kimbro, mod. pro tem J. H. Johnson, clerk pro tem Recorded by T. G. Gammel, clerk

Central Church, March 10, 1900

After services by Bro. John H. Smith, the church assembled in conference. Bro. Smith was elected mod. pro tem. The minutes of last meetings being absent, the church taken the business as follows. 1st. The corresponding com. made their report and was discharged. 2nd The church went into the election of a pastor and Bro. John H. Smith was elected to the care of the church. Being present, accepted the call. 3rd The church promised to pay him for his services at the rate of one hundred dollars a year. 4 Bro. John Courson and Sister Martha McPherson called for letters of dismission which was granted. Conference adjourned to meet again at our regular meeting day.

John H. Smith, Moderator J. H. Johnson clerk pro tem T. G. Gammel, clerk

Central Church, April 7th, 1900

After services by Bro. Smith, the church assembled in conference. Minutes of last meetings was read and adopted as read. Called for unfinished business. 1st Bro. John Johnson report rec'd and committee discharged. 1st Bro. Frank Slocumb's case deferred (sic) to next meeting. 2nd Committee continued to see Bros. Ernest and Ira Franklin. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Letters of dismission was granted to Bro. R. M. Courson and wife. 2nd The church went into the election of teachers and officers for the S. S. The following teachers was elected, to-wit: Sister Helen Griswold, teacher of advanced class; Sister Mattie Gammel, teacher of the intermediate class; Sister Mattie Green, teacher of primary class; Bro. J. R. Rodgers, asst. supt. and T. G. Gammel, secy. Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting day.

John H. Smith, Moderator T. G. Gammel, c. c.

Central Church May 12, 1900

After services by Bro. Smith, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting was read and adopted as read. Called for unfinished business. 1st Bro. Frank Slocumb was present and denied the rumor that was against him for violating the Sabbath day (by firing lumber kilns). 2nd Bros. Ernest and Ira Franklin's cases was continued to next meeting. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Bro. W. A. Green offered his resignation as door keeper which was accepted, and Bro. B. P. Kimbro was elected to fill the vacancy. 2nd A motion was carried to giving Bro. Smith the privilege of taking up three collections during the year for missions. 3rd 45 cents was collected and turned over to door keeper to buy coal oil for lamps. 4th The church received from Sunday School $1.05 for missions which was paid into treasurer at D. M. by Supt. J. H. Johnson. Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting time.

J. H. Smith, Moderator T. G. Gammel, c. c.

Central Church July 8th 1900

Services by Bro. J. H. Smith. No conference.

Bro. Smith, Moderator T. G. Gammel, ch clerk [written by J. H. Johnson]

Central Church, Sep. 8th 1900

After services by Bro. J. H. Smith, the church assembled in conference. The minutes of last meeting being absent, the church proceeded with new business. 1st The church went into the election of delegates to the association. The following delegates was elected, to-wit: Bros. J. R. Rodgers, J. H. Johnson, and Sister Allie Franklin. Alternates- Bros. B. P. Kimbro and Tomas Greene. 2nd A motion was carried to send $1.50 to the association for minutes and $5.00 for association missions with what had been paid heretofore and $1.00 for state missions heretofore paid. 3rd A motion was carried to protract our meeting. 4th Bro. Tomas Green made acknowledgment to the church which was accepted and the church forgave him. 5th Conference adjourned to meet from time to time during our meeting.

Bro. J. H. Smith, Moderator T. G. Gammel, ch clerk [written by J. H. Johnson]

Central Church, Sept. 30th 1900

The church met in conference for the purpose of adopting the association letter. 1st Bro. W. A. Green was elect mod. pro. 2nd J. R. Rodgers was elected clerk pro. 3rd Call for reading of the association letter which was read and adopted. 4th Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting day.

W. A. Green, moderator pro. J. R. Rodgers, clirk (sic) pro [written by J. H. Johnson]

Central Baptist Church Oct 13th 1900

After services by Bro. John H. Smith, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minute of last meeting was read and after some correction was adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. There being none the church took up the new business as follows, 1st. The clerk having moved off and left us the church elected J. H. Johnson to fill his unexpired time. 2nd A motion was carried to protract our meeting at our next regular meeting and church authorized Bro. Smith to invite Bro. Denson to be with us in the meeting. 3rd Bro. Smith asked the church to excuse him from our next regular meeting if Florence Church would not excuse him from an appointment made with them, and the church granted his request. 4th Bro. R. L. Griswould call for letters of dismission for Sisters Ora Griswould, Maggie Smith, Hellon Griswould and himself, which was granted. 5th J. H. Johnson offered his resignation as Sunday School supervisor which was granted. 6th Bro. R. L. Griswould called for letters of dismission for Bros. R. B. and George Knight and the request was granted. 7th Conference adjourned.

Bro. J. H. Smith mod. J. H. Johnson, church clerk

Central Baptist Church Dec. 8th, 1900

After services by Rev. W. C. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. There being none, the church taken up the new business as follows, to-wit: 1st The church went into the elections of pastor and clerk for the year 1901 and Bro. Harley was elected pastor and J. H. Johnson was elected clerk. 2nd The church promised Bro. Harley $65.00 for services for the incoming year and after the church made a satisfactory statement in regard to paying Bro. Smith, Bro. Harley accepted the care of the church. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Bro. John H. Smith, Mod. J. H. Johnson, church clerk

Central Church, Jan. 12th 1901

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st. The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. A motion was carried that a collection be made on tomorrow for the purpose of settling with Bro. John H. Smith. 3rd Conference adjourned.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson ch ck

January 13 Called conference. 2nd A motion was carried that we meet in conference at 1 o'clock at our next regular meeting day. 3nd Conference adjourned.

Bro. Harley, Mod. John H. Johnson, church clk.

Central Baptist Church of Christ Feb. 9th 1901

After Dr. B. P. Kimbro was elected mod. pro tem, the church assembled in conference. The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. There being none, the church taken up the new business as follows. 1st Charges was preferred against Sister Goldie Franklin for the sin of dancing and Bro. Jacob McDougald was appointed to notify her of the charge. 2nd Charges was preferred against the following Bros. and Sisters for unchristian conduct- James Beavers, Rube Knight, John Courson, Bunion Courson, Lonie Smith, Lana Brymer and Ora Griswould and W. A. Hughen and J. H. Johnson was appointed to notify them of the charges. 3rd A motion was carried that clerk prepare and call the roll of members at our next regular conference. 4th A motion was carried that we have communion services on the second Lord's Day in March. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Dr. B. P. Kimbro, mod. pro tem, J. H. Johnson, ch clerk

Central Baptist Church March 9th 1901

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Bro. McDougald reported that he had seen Sister Golda Franklin. She said she was sorry she danced and wanted the church to forgive her. The report was accepted and the church forgave her. 3rd Bro. Hughen stated that he had seen John Courson and that he did not have any acknowledgment to make and the church excluded him. 4th Bro. Hughen further stated that Sister Ora Griswould sent the church word by Bro. John Smith that she was sorry that she danced and did not want the church to exclude her. The church excepted (sic) the statement and forgave her. 5th Bro. James Beavers was present and said he danced and that he was not sorry for it and did not have any acknowledgment to make and the church excluded him. 6th Conference adjourned to meet on tomorrow at 10 o'clock, March 10. By mutual agreement the church postponed conference and all business until Saturday before the second Sunday in April.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, ch ck

Central Baptist Church April 13th 1901

The pastor being absent, Bro. A. W. Green was elected mod. prot. After reading and prayer, the minute of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The church taken up the business as follows. 1st Committee reported that Bro. Rube Knight said he had no acknowledgment to make and the church excluded him for the sin of dancing and Bro. Brymer was appointed to get his letter. 2nd Com. reported that Sister Lena Brymer said she was very sorry she danced and did not want the church to forgive her and bare (sic) with her. The church accepted the statement and forgave her. 3rd Com. reported that Bro. Bunion Courson did not give any satisfaction and that the church could do as she pleased and the church excluded him. 4th Com. reported that they had not seen Bro. Lonie Smith but as he had offended the church so often publicly the church excluded him and discharged the committee. 5th New business. The following S. S. officers was elected- W. A. Green, Supt; Dr. Kimbro, assistant; Alice Johnson, sect.; A. W. Hughen, teacher of the Bible class; Sister Kimbro, teacher of the Intermediate class; Alice Johnson, teacher of the primary class. Conference adjourned until our next regular meeting day.

W. A. Green, mod. prot. J. H. Johnson, church clerk

Central Baptist Church May 12th 1901

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. The minute of last meeting being absent, the church take up the business as follows. 1st The following letters was called for and granted. 2nd Bro. W. A. Hughen and family. 3rd Bro. Elijah Slocumb and wife. 4th Bro. Frank Slocumb and wife. 5th Bro. Edward Johnson and wife. 6th The church elected S. S. teachers as follows- Dr. B. P. Kimbro, teacher of the Bible class; J. H. Johnson, teacher of the Intermediate class, and Sister Mattie Green, teacher of the infant class. 7th Conference adjourned until our next regular meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson ch clk

Central Baptist Church June 8th 1901

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of two last meetings was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. Bro. Brymer made a report and church accepted his reports and discharged him from the committee. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Letters of dismission was called for for Bro. J. R Rodgers and family which was granted and the clerk ordered to write the letters. Conference adjourned until our next regular meeting.

Rev. W. C. Harley, mod. J. H. Johnson ck clk

Central Baptist Church July 13th 1901

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. There being none the church taken up the unfinished [new] business as follows. 1st Bros. W. A. Green, Jacob McDougald and Dr. B. P. Kimbro was appointed a committee to get subscription to ceil our house. 2nd A motion was carried to protract our meeting at our regular meeting day in Aug. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet on Saturday before the second Sabbath in Aug, 1901.

Rev. W. C. Harley Mod. J. H. Johnson ch clerk

Central Baptist Church Aug 10th 1901

As pastor was absent conference deferred until 12th. As it was our appointed time for a series of meetings, we met from day to day. August 12. Our pastor still absent, Dr. B. P. Kimbro was elected mod prot. 1st Minutes was read and adopted. 2nd Chairman of committee on ceiling reported as follows: we your committee have employed Bro. E. T. Johnson to put up the ceiling at $30.00. Report accepted. Committee continued. 3rd A motion was carried that we invite Bro. T. E. Morgan to conduct our preaching services and Bro. W. A. Green was appointed to carry the invitation to him. Bro. Morgan accepted the invitation and preached two sermons a day from 13th until 17th. We had three additions to our church by baptism, as follows, Vester Courson, Janie Shurtloff and Will Jennings. Our church payed Bro. Morgan $6.00 for his services. August 17th A motion was carried that he be invited to me [meet] the church at the place for baptism and attend to that ordinance at 4 o'clock p.m. A[ug.] 20. 2nd A motion was carried to go into the election of delegates to the association which resulted as follows, Bros. B. P. Kimbo, W. A. Green & J. H. Johnson, delegates; J A. Cone & A. M. Gamble alternates. 3rd A motion was carried that we send one dollar and fifty cts. for minutes. 4th Bro. Tomas Green called for a letter of dismission which was granted. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at the creek at 4 p.m. on the 20th. Aug. 20th Bro. Morgan attended to the ordinance of baptism. Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

B. P. Kimbro, mod. prot. J. H. Johnson church ck

Central Baptist Church Sept. 7th 1901

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st Chairman of ceiling committee reported as follows, we have ceiled our house and $8.00 behind on work. The church accepted the report and discharged the committee. 2nd The deacon ordered to collect and settle all debts against the church. 3rd Called for new business. 1st Sister Susie Judkins made acknowledgment for dancing and ask the church to forgive her and the church forgave her. 2nd Sister Judkins called for a letter of dismission so she could join Mt. Olive. The letter was granted and the clerk ordered to write the letter. 3rd Bro. Z. R. Wheat made acknowledgment for getting drunk. The church accepted the acknowledgment and forgave him. 4th A motion was carried that we reject the statement from Promise Land Church in regard to Bro. Ab Knight's case. 5th A motion was carried that the clerk call the roll of our members. 6th Brethren B. P. Kimbro and J. A. Cone was appointed to assist the clerk in writing to our members that are away. 7th A motion was carried that the clerk revise the list of names of our members and call the roll again at our next meeting. 8th Dr. Kimbro resigned the sexton-ship and Bro. Levy Willcoxon was elected in his place and the church agreed to pay Bro. Levy 50 cents a month for his services in that place. 9th Bro. Thomas Green asked the church to recind (sic) the act of granting his letter. The act was rescended and the clerk ordered to call on him for the letter. 10th Conference adjourned to meet from time as we was going into a series of meetings we continued to meet from day to day thru the week And our meeting resulted as follows, received Miss Abbie Franklin for baptism and Brethren F. P. Courson, Columbus Courson and John Courson by restoration. Conference adjourned to meet on 22 day of September.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, church ck

Sept. 22nd Central Baptist Church met in conference. 1st J. H. Johnson was elected moderator pro tem. After reading and prayer, Bro. J. A. Cone was appointed clerk pro. 2nd The letter to the association was read and adopted. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at our regular day.

J. H. Johnson, Mod. Pro tem J. A. Cone Clerk

Central Baptist Church October 13th 1901

After service by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st Corresponding committee called for more time which was granted. 3rd Clerk proceeded to call the roll in the revised list. 4th The baptizing was set for 10 o'clock the following morning. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at 11 o'clock the 14th Re. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, clerk

Sunday morning, Oct. the 14th 1901

After the baptizing the church meet at the house in conference. 1st The right of church fellowship was extended to Sister Abbie Franklin. 2nd The following delegates was elected to represent us in the state convention, to-wit, Bro. and Sister Green and Dr. B. P. Kimbro. 3rd Bro. T. G. Gamble called for letter of dismission from this church which was granted. 4th Bro. Guss Pierce called for letters of dismission for himself and wife, which was granted and the clerk ordered to write the above letters. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley Mod. J. H. Johnson Church clerk

Central Baptist Church Nov. 9th 1901

As our services was so late, the church postponed conference until 11 o'clock on the following morning. Nov. 10 After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st Correspondence Com. called for more time which was granted. 2nd Bro. Harley stated he was in need of some money and the church proceeded to collect and pay him the collection, amounting to $13.55. Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson Clerk

Central Baptist Church Dec. 7th 1901

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Called for unfinished business. 1st Corresponding Committee reported as follows, we have written to the following Bro. and Sisters, Joe and Allie Denton, Allie Whetstone, Marry Ferguson, Mattie Earley, Lissie Evans and Hawood Kimbro and had not heard from either of them. Report accepted and committee con[tinued]. 2nd Conference adjourned to meet on tomorrow. Dec. 8 The church asked Bro. Harley to meet with her at her next regular meeting at which time the church would call a pastor for next year. The deacon settled in full with Bro. Harley for his services for the year 1901. Conference adjourned to meet at 11 o'clock on Saturday before the second Sunday in January, 1902.

W. C. Harley, Mod. John Johnson Ch Clerk

Central Baptist Church Jan 11th 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st The minutes [of the last] meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. 1st Corresponding Committee reported as follows: We have not heard from any of the members that are away. Report was accepted and com. continued. 2nd The calling of pastor was deferred until Sunday. 3rd The church re-elected J. H. Johnson as clerk for the year 1902. 4th Conference adjourned to meet on tomorrow after services.

Sunday, Jan. 12, 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st The church went into the election of a pastor which resulted in the unanimous election of Bro. Harley for an indefinite time and promised to pay him at the rate of $75.00 Seventy-five dollars per year. 2nd Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day at 11 o'clock.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson C. C.

Central Baptist Church Feb. 8th 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. The minutes of last meeting absent, the church taken up the new business as follows. 1st The clerk read a letter from Bro. Otis McDougald asking the church to forgive him for his unchristian conduct as he was sorrow (sic) he had lived in such a way and wanted to live in the church and try to serve God his Maker the rest of his life and also wanted a letter of dismission that he may join Hopewell Baptist Church in Tex. The church forgave him and granted him a letter of dismission in full fellowship. Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, clerk

Central Missionary Baptist Church March 8, 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The church preferred charges against the following Bros. and Sisters for contempt of the church as follows, Joe Denton, Hawood Kimbro, Alonzo Green, Allie Denton, Allie Whetstone, Lizzie Eavins, Mattie Earley and Mary Fergerson and clerk ordered to notify them of the charge. 3rd The clerk was appointed to take the money collected by the sisters and buy wall lamp for the church house. 4th Bro. W. A. Green called for a letter of dismission for Bro. Thomas Green which was granted. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at our next meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church Apr 12th 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes were read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st Clerk stated that he had heard from the following bros. and sisters, Joe and Allie Denton, Hawood Kimbro, and Mattie Earley calling for letters of dismission which was granted and clerk ordered to write the letters. Sister Mary Furgason stated that she had joined the Campbellites [Church of Christ]. The church withdrew fellowship from her for contempt of the church. 3rd Clerk stated that he had not been to town, therefore had not got the lamps. 4th Called for new business. 1st A motion to elect a deacon at our next meeting. 2nd Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley Mod. J. H. Johnson Clerk

Central Baptist Church May 10th 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last [meeting] were read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st Clerk stated that he had not heard from any more of the members that were away whitch (sic) were Sisters Allie Wheatstone and Lizza Eavins. 2nd Motion was carried that we withdraw fellowship from the sisters for contempt of the church. 3rd The election of a deacon was deferred until tomorrow. 4th Clerk presented the lamps he had brought and the church accepted them and discharged him from the committee. 5th Conference adjourned. Sunday, the 11th. After services, the church assembled in conference and went into the election of deacon and Bro. Brymer was elected. 2nd Clerk stated that Sister Allie Franklin wanted a letter of dismission which was granted and the clerk ordered to write same.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, clerk

Central Baptist Church June 7th 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. There being none, called for new business. 1st Bro. Brymer asked the church to rescind the act of electing him a deacon. A motion carried and the act was rescinded. 2nd A motion was carried that we elect Bro. W. A. Green deacon by acclamation and he was elected. 3rd A motion carried to extend an invitation to old Dr. Kimbro to preach at our house on the third Lord's day in June. 4th Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting day in July.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson Clerk

Central Baptist Church July 12th 1902

After services by Bro. W. C. Harley, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st A motion carried that we attend to the ordaining of Bro. Green to the office of deacon at our next regular meeting day on Sunday and the clerk ordered to invite Bro. Morgan and J. H. Riley of Mount Olive and Bro. J. W. Willcoxon of Shiloh to act as presbytery in the work. 3rd Call for new business. 1st The church preferred charges and excluded Bro. Lum Courson for getting drunk and using profane language. 4th Conference adjourned to meet on Saturday before the second Lord's day in Aug.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church Aug. 9th 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. First, minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business, there being none. 3rd Call for unfinished [new] business. By mutual agreement the church went into a series of meetings. 4th. Conference adjourned until the 10th.

Aug. 10th After services by Bro. Harley, the church attended to ordaining Bro. Green into the deacon ship of the church. After having services twice a day for six days and receiving one by letter, conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day in Sept.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Berea: Be it hereby resolved that the Central Baptist Church worshiping at Berea endorse the General Association of Ark. and hereby pledge our entire support to the same. 2nd Be it resolved that a copy of these resolutions be furnished the Arkansas Baptist for publication and that a copy be spread on our church record. Adopted in conference this the 28th Sept. 1902

B. P. Kimbro, Mod. Pro. J. H. Johnson. C. C.

Good Words for Our Pastor

Whereas, our beloved pastor Bro. W. C. Harley feels it his duty to serve God and labor with his people in a different field and whereas, in giving up our pastor the church feels that it has parted with a faithful pastor and an able and fearless preacher, a noble character and a consecrated life; and, whereas, The workings of our church are not what we would like although we do not feel it his fault in the least, for he has preached the Gospel with power and demonstration, giving us a greater conception of the Bible and its teachings, therefore be it resolved; That one who has been so true and faithful in his ministry to us will be greatly missed and that we most highly recommend him to the church to which he shall serve and consider them fortunate in securing such a pastor. 2nd That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon of [our] church record and one furnished Bro. W. C. Harley. Done by order of the church in conference, 28th Sept. 1902

B. P. Kimbro, Mod. Pro. J. H. Johnson C. C.

Central Baptist Church Oct. 11th 1902

The church met in conference after services by Bro. Harley. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. There being no unfinished business, the church taken up the new business as follows, 1st The clerk recommended that the church cooperate with the Association board which was adopted and the clerk ordered to meet with the district meetings and cooperate with the board. 2nd Bros. J. B. Jackson and A. W. Green was elected to represent us at the General Association. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson C. C.

Central Baptist Church Nov. 8th 1902

After services by Bro. Harley, the clerk being absent the conference was deferred until tomorrow. Nov. 9th After services by Bro. Harley, the church assembled in conference. Minutes being absent, the church taken up the new business as follows, 1st As Bro. Harley was going to leave us, a motion was carried that we call a pastor for another year. 2nd A motion carried that we call Bro. Morgan by acclamation and he was unanimously elected. Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Rev. W. C. Harley, Mod. J. H. Johnson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church, Jan. 10th 1903

Services by Bro. Morgan. Clerk absent. No conference.

Bor. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson Clerk

Central Baptist Church Feb. 1903

Pastor absent. No conference.

J. H. Johnson

Central Baptist Church Mar 7th 1903

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of Oct. and Nov. meetings were read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business, there being [none]. The church taken up the new business as follows, 1st A motion to exclude Bro. John Courson for the sin of drunkness was carried and the church withdrew fellowship with him 2nd A motion carried to change our conference meeting from 11 o'clock a.m. to 3 o'clock p.m. 3rd Motion carried to have church communion on the second Sunday in April. 4th Conference adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock on Saturday before the second Lord's Day in April.

Rev. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Church Clerk

Central Baptist Church Apr 11th 1903

The pastor being absent, Bro. Kimbro was elected mod pro. After reading and prayer, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. There being none, the church taken up the new business as follows, 1st Charges was preferred against Sister Laury Stanley for the sin of dancing. Bro. W. A. Green and clerk was appointed as a committee to see the sister. Sister Minnie Hawthorn called for a letter of dismission which was granted. Conference adjourned to meet at our next meeting day.

Rev. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church May 9th 1903

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Committee reported that Sister Laura Stanley said she was sorry and ashamed of dancing and ask the church to forgive her. The church forgave the sister and discharged the committee. 3nd A motion carried that we take a collection to be divided between orphans home and association mission. 4th Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

Rev. T. G. Morgan Moderator J. H. Johnson Ch Clerk

Central Baptist Church June 13th 1903

After services by Bro. T. G. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. Minutes of last meeting being absent, reading of same was deferred. 2nd Motion carried that we protract our meeting at our meeting in July. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day in July.

T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson Ch Clerk

Central Baptist Church July 11th 1903

As it rained all day, we did not have any services. Sunday, July 12, after [services] by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st. Bro. C. E. Courson presented a letter of dismission from Promise Land Church for himself and wife which was accepted by this church and they were received into full fellowship with us. 2nd A motion carried that we postpone our protracted services until our next meeting. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day in Aug.

Rev. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, C. C.

August, 1903

Owing to the small pox being in our community, there were no services.

Central Baptist Church Sept. 13th 1903

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st An opportunity for membership was offered and Sister Allie Williams presented a letter of dismission from Mt. Olive Church which was accepted and she was received into full fellowship with us. 2nd Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. 3rd A motion carried that we elect messengers to the association. Bros. W. A. Green, Brymer and C. E. Courson was elected messengers. J. A. Cone and J. H. J[ohnson]. alternates. 4th A motion to carried to elect messengers to the general association, Bros. B. P. Kimbro, T. J. Brymer and J. H. Johnson was elected messengers and A. M. Gammel alternate. Conference adjourned to meet from time to time as we were going to have a few days of meetings.

September 15, 1903

Resolve that whereas we the Baptist Church of Christ worshiping at Central are convinced by the teaching of God's word that we committed a wrong in withdrawing fellowship from Bro. James Knight, Sr., for a personal offense. And as we are the children of God and join arms with the Lord Jesus Christ "our Savior" desire to right this wrong that we invite Bro. Knight to meet with the church at 4:30 o'clock this eve in conference or set some time in the near future ro meet the church and allow the church to rescind the act and restore him to the full fellowship with us and that a committee of three members of the church at Central be appointed to deliver the invitation and read this resolution to the Bro. and report at conference. Also be it resolved that a copy of this resolution be put on our church record. Adopted in conference this the 15 day of Sept. 1903

Tuesday the 15. After adopting the above resolution, the church rescinded the act of excluding Bro. Knight, and he was restored to full fellowship in the church. Wednesday, 16th The letter to the association was read and adopted. As Sister Morgan was sick and our pastor was called away, the closed our meeting. Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

B. P. Kimbro Mod. Pro. J. H. J, C. C.

Central Baptist Church Oct 10th 1903

After prayer services, the church assembled in conference. As the pastor was absent, Bro. B. P. Kimbro was elected mod. pro. Clerk absent. Bro. T. J. Brymer was appointed clerk pro. Conference adjourned to meet eleven o'clock on tomorrow.

Sunday, Oct 11th 1903

Pastor absent. Bro. W. A. Green was elected mod. prot. 1st A motion carried that we elect a pastor for the year 1904. 2nd A motion carried to dispense with the rule and elect by acclamation. The vote was cast and Bro. T. G. Morgan was unanimously elected. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

W. A. Green, Mod. Prot. J. H. Johnson, clerk

Central Baptist Church Nov. 7th 1903

As pastor was absent, Bro. W. A. Green was elected mod. prot. After song and prayer, the minutes of the two last meetings were read and adopted. 2nd A motion carried that we invite Bro. Lutor Week to preach in our house at convenient appointment of his own. 3rd Dr. B. P. Kimbro was appointed to notify him through Bro. Jon. L. Thomason. 4th Conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

W. A. Green, Mod. Prot. J. H. Johnson, clerk

Central Baptist Church Dec 13th 1903

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st An opportunity was offered for membership. 2nd The minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 3rd Called for unfinished business. There being none, the church taken up the new business as follows. 1st A letter of dismission was call for Bro. John Powell and wife which was granted and clerk ordered to write same. 2nd Bro. Morgan notified the church that he would serve as our pastor for A. D. 1904. Conference adjourned to meet at 11 o'clock on Saturday before the second Lord's day in Jan 1904. Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church Jan. 9th 1904

Services by Bro. Morgan, conference deferred. Jan 10th After services by Bro. a motion carried that we have conference. 1st An opportunity was offered for membership. None presented themselves. 2nd Minutes was not present. Reading of same was deferred. 3rd Call for unfinished business. There were none. 4th Called for unfinished [new] business. There were none. 5th Conference adjourned to meet on Saturday before the second Lord's Day in Feb.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, clerk

Central Baptist Church Feb 13th 1904

Services by Bro. T. G. Morgan. Church assembled in conference. Reading of minutes was deferred. 2nd A motion carried to change our conference meeting from 11 o'clock a.m. to 3 o'clock p.m. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock on Saturday before the second Sabbath in March.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, clerk

Central Baptist Church March 12th 1904

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of the last two meetings were read and adopted. 2nd There being nothing before the church, conference adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock on Saturday before the second Sabbath in April. Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church Apr 9th 1904

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Clerk stated that he had collected 18 bu. of corn and 25 cents in money on our pledge to the orphan home. A motion carried to accept the report and that same be put on record. 2nd A motion carried that we take a collection on tomorrow for state missions. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular day in June. (Sunday, Col. $5.00)

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church May 11th 1904

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. None. 3rd Called for new business. 1st A motion carried that we have the articles of faith and church covenant read at our next regular meeting. After announcing that the church would observe the Lord's Supper on tomorrow, the 12 inst, conference adjourned to meet on Saturday before the second Sabbath in July.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church June 11th 1904

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. There being none. 3rd Call for new business. 1st A motion carried to have the church covenant read at our next meeting. After announcing that we would observe the Lord's Supper on tomorrow, conference adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day in July.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, C. Clerk

Central Baptist Church July 9th 1904

After service by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. Adjourned to meet on tomorrow. Sunday the 10. After services by Bro. Morgan, the minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. Called for references. 2nd Clerk read the church covenant and rules of decorum. 3rd A motion carried that we observe the Lord's Supper in May and Sept. of each year. 4th A motion carried that we would hold a series of meetings at our regular meeting in Aug. 5th Conference adjourned to meet at our regular meeting day.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, C. Clerk

Central Baptist Church Aug 13th 1904

As Bro. Morgan was in a meeting at Promise Land, conference was deferred until after services at 7 p.m. on the 14th.

Sunday night, August 14/04

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. As it was our set time for our protracted services, conference adjourned to meet from time to time. Wednesday, the 17th. The church came together for conference. Clerk being absent, Bro. J. A. Cone was appointed clerk pro tem. Bro. Morgan presented a subscription list of $80.00 (dollars) he had raised for the purpose of painting our church house. Brethren B. P. Kimbro, T. J. Brymer and W. A. Green was appointed as committee to buy the paint and employ a man to do the work. During our services the Lord blest us from time to time and the following Brethren and sisters were added to the church- by letter, Rebecca Martin, John Williams, Emory Williams, T. G. Green, Samuel Lowery and Sister Lowery; by restoration, W. W. Slocum, John Courson, Bunion Courson, Chas. Knight, Vester Smith and Lonie Smith; by baptism, Walter McDougald, Earnist McDougald, Carrol Franklin, G. W. Franklin, Chester Franklin, John H. Martin, Zela Martin, Jacob Herren, T. B. Reddin, C. A. Williams, Grider [Grida] Courson, J. B. Courson, Carrol Kimbro, Alvia Kimbro, Kelsy Word [Ward], Jas. Graham and W. O. Shurtleff; Sisters Rebecca Herren, Sallie Franklin, Hattie Franklin, Hyla Kimbro, Willie Courson, Crista L. Smith, Jessie Smith, Johnie Martin, Velma Martin, H. C. Reddin, Adena Courson, Annie Graham, Florra Wheet [Florie Wheat].

Aug. 21. Meeting closed to meet at our next regular meeting day in Sept.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church held called conference Aug 28 for the purpose of electing messengers to the association. Bro. W. A. Green was elected mod. pro. After reading and prayer the church went into the election which resulted as follows, C. A. Williams, J. H. Martin and W. O. Shurtleff as messengers and T. B. Reddin, J. T. Green alternates. Brethren C. A. Williams, Chas. Knight, Walter McDougald, Carrol Franklin, and J. H. Johnson was elected as committee on entertainment to see that all messengers and visitors are cared for during the association with us. A motion was carried to send one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for minutes. Conference adjourned to meet in Sept.

Bro. W. A. Green, Mod. Prot. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Central Baptist Church Sept. 10th 1904

As pastor was absent, Bro. B. P. Kimbro was elected mod. pro tem. After scripture reading and prayer, the church taken up the business in the usual order. Clerk being absent, C. E. Courson was appointed clerk pro tem. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 2nd The painting committee reported the work done which report was accepted and com. continued. 3th The com. on entertainment reported that they had secured homes for 80 messengers. 4th Conference adjourned.

B. P. Kimbro, Mod. Pro Tem C. E. Courson, pro tem

Sept 11, 1904

As pastor was still absent, Bro. J. C. Stell was elected Mod. prot and clerk absent, C. E. C. appointed clerk pro. The letter to the association was read and adopted. Conference then adjourned to meet at our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell Mod. Prot. C. E. Courson, Clerk Pro.

Central Baptist Church Oct. 8th 1904

After service by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minute of last meeting was adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st Delegate to the association reported that they had pledged $5.00 to the orphan home. 2nd A motion carried to endorse pledge was carried (sic). 2nd Called for new business. 1st A motion carried to elect messengers to the General Association. The following delegates were elected- Brethren B. P. Kimbro, J. R. Franklin, Chas. Knight and J. H. Johnson, alternate. 3rd A motion carried to appoint a committee of three to cooperate with the Promise Land Church and see who we could call as pastor for all of his time equally divided between the two churches. 3rd [4th] A motion was carried to take a collection on tomorrow for state missions to be sent by our messengers to the Gen. Association. 4th [5th]Conference adjourned to meet at eleven o'clock instead of three at our next meeting.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, Clerk

Total col. for state missions $7.13

Central Baptist Church 11/12/04

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Call for unfinished business. 1st The committee appointed to meet with Promise Land reported nothing done and the committee discharged. 3rd Call for new business. 1st Bro. B. P. Kimbro stated that he pledged $5.00 for foreign missions while at the General Association. A motion was carried to accept the report and pay the pledge. The painting committee reported that they had given their note to the bank for the amount yet due on paint. G. W. Franklin was appointed to collect balance pledged on painting and pay for same. Bro. B. P. Kimbro stated that he had bought and paid $1.50 for a church table, which was accepted. Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, mod. J. H. Johnson, C. C.

Recorded by C. E. Courson, Jan. 8, 1905

Central Baptist Church 12/10/04

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. Minutes of last meeting not present, the church taken up the business as follows. 1st Bro. G. W. Franklin reported that he had collected all he could and that the painting was paid for with a balance due on note [of] $3.55, $1.50 for table and $3.25 for oil- total due $8.30. Report received and committee discharged. 2nd Motion carried to postpone calling pastor and electing clerk until tomorrow. 3rd Conference adjourned until tomorrow.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, mod. J. H. Johnson, C. C. Recorded by C. E. Courson, Jan. 8, 1905

Central Baptist Church 12/11/04

After services by Bro Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Bro. Morgan was unanimously called to the care of the church and accepted same and C. A. Williams was elected clerk. 2nd A motion was carried to pay Bro. Morgan $100.00 for his services for the year 1905. 3rd Collection was then taken to pay Bro. Morgan for last year's services, amounting to $27.07, making a total of $108.02 for the year 1904. Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Bro. T. G. Morgan, Mod. J. H. Johnson, C. C. Recorded by C. E. Courson, Jan 8, 1905

The fifty-forth annual session of the Bartholomew Regular Baptist Association held with Central Church October 1, 2, and 3. 1904.

Recorded Jan 10th 1905

Central Baptist Church Jan 7, 1905

After service by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Bro. C. A. Williams offered his resignation as clerk through Bro. Shurtleff which was accepted. 2nd Bro. W. O. Shurtleff was appointed clerk pro tem. 3rd Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. 4th Call for new and unfinished business. 5th Letters of dismission were called for for Bro. J. H. Johnson and wife, Alice Johnson, and Sisters Golda Dolhoff and Esther Davis which was granted and clerk ordered to write same. 6th C. E. Courson was elected church clerk for the year 1905. 7th Conference then adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

No conference in February on account of disagreeable weather.

C. E. Courson, church clerk

Central Baptist Church March 11th 1905

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting read and adopted. 2nd New and unfinished business was called for. 3rd Charges were preferred against Bro. Willey and Sister Maud Slocomb for general unchristian conduct. 4th After discussing the matter, the church withdrew fellowship from them. 5th Motion was carried to change conference hours from 11 o'clock a.m. to 3 o'clock p.m. 6th Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church Apr 8th 1905

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. 2nd New and unfinished business was call for. 3rd Letter of dismission was granted to Sister Flora Wheat and clerk ordered to write same. 4th Motion was carried to elect two deacons on our next regular meeting day. 5th Conference then adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church May 13th 1905

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. 2nd New and unfinish business was call for. 3rd The church went into election of two deacons which resulted in the election of Bro. G. W. Franklin and C. E. Courson to be ordained at some future time. 4th Letter of dismission was granted to Sister Allie Williams and clerk ordered to write same. 5th Bro. Charley Knight was elected sexton. 6th Bro. B. P. Kimbro requested the church to allow him to make a few statements and read a few passages of scripture, which request was granted. Conference then adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church June the 10, 1905

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted with amendments. 2nd Motion was carried to ordain the deacons the second Sunday in July. 3rd Motion was carried to invite the pastor and deacons of Mt. Olive Church and Bro. Stell and deacons of Promise Land Church to assist in the ordination. 4th Motion was carried to invite Eld. Kimbro to preach Sunday at eleven o'clock June 11th which was accepted. 5th Conference then adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

No conference in July on the account of disagreeable weather.

C. E. Courson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church Aug. 12th 1905

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Motion was carried to ordain deacons the first Sunday in September. 3rd Motion was carried to protract our meeting beginning Saturday night before the first Sunday in September. 4th Letters of dismission was granted to Sisters Ida and Eva Franklin and clerk ordered to write same. 5th Conference adjourn to meet Saturday night before the first Sunday in Sept.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

Sunday, Sept 3rd, 1905

The church met according to previous appointment for the purpose of ordaining Bro. C. E. Courson to the duties of a deacon. The presbytery consisted of Eld. T. G. Morgan, Pastor Eld J. E. Stell, Brethren S. R. Smith, J. H. Riley, and W. A. Green. Bro. Morgan preached the ordination sermon setting forth in his clear and pointed way the duties of a deacon. Bro. Stell led the ordination prayer. As this was the beginning of a series of meetings, conference adjourned to meet from time to time.

Monday, Sept 4th, 1905

The church met in conference at 3 p.m. for special business. 1st Minutes of the last regular meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Motion was carried to elect delegates to the association which resulted in the election of J. T. Green, G. W. Franklin and J. A. Cone, alternates W. A. Green and F. P. Courson. 3rd Motion was carried to send $1.25 for minutes. 4th Letters of dismission were called for Bro. B. P. Kimbro and family which were granted. 5th A resolution was adopted to rescind the act of excluding Sister Maud Slocomb. 6th A resolution was adopted to more perfectly unite the church in the bonds of peace. 7th Sister Maud Slocomb sent acknowledgment by her father, stating that she had danced, was sorry for it, asked the church to forgive her and pray for her which request was granted. 8th A letter of dismission was granted to Sister Maud Slocomb. 9th A collection amounting to 71 cts was taken to buy oil. The following were added to the church by baptism during our meeting- Sisters Eva Hughen, Ida Oll, Ella Franklin, Kittie Franklin, Lukie Franklin, Leda McDougald. Conference adjourned to meet on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in Sept. at 3 p.m.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

Resolution

Resolved that whereas we the Baptist Church of Christ worshiping at Central are convinced by proof of itself and the teachings of God's word that the charges preferred against Sister Maud Slocomb were founded upon false reports. Therefore, we committed a wrong in withdrawing fellowship from her and as we are the children of God and joint heirs with the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, we desire to right this wrong and that we rescind the act and restore her to the full fellowship of the church. Also be it resolved that a copy of this resolution be put on our church record.

Resolution

Resolved that whereas there have been some hard feelings existing between some of the members of Central Church and knowing that we must forgive one another in order to be forgiven by our Savior, we do avow [to] forgive each other of any offense that may have been done an pledge each other to lay aside all malice, envy and strife. God helping us and to follow afer the things which make for peace and things wherewith we may edify another.

September 27, 1905

Pastor absent. Bro. W. A. Green was elected mod. pro tem. The letter to the association was read and adopted. 2nd A motion was carried that the 36 cts now in the treasury would be sent to the association in the contribution for minutes. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

W. A. Green, Mod. pro tem C. E. Courson, C. C.

No conference in Oct.

C. E. Courson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church 11/11/05

After services by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Motion was carried to change conference hour from 3 p.m. to 11 a.m. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet on next regular meeting day.

Eld. T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church Dec. 9, 1905

After service by Bro. Morgan, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Letters of dismission was called for Bro. Jacob and Sister Rebecca Herren which was granted. 3rd Motion carried to postpone calling pastor until Sunday at 11. Conference adjourned to meet Sunday morning the 10, 11 a.m.

Eld T. G. Morgan, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

[Editor's note: No minutes of the Dec. 10 meeting if it was held].

Jan 13 1906

Central Baptist Church met in conference. Bro. Cone was elected moderator p. t. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Motion was carried to postpone calling of pastor until next regular meeting day. 3rd Motion was carried to invite Bro. J. C. Stell to preach for us on next meeting day. 4th Letters of dismission were granted to the following brethren and sisters, namely, Susie Linder, Josie Linder, Ophelia Rodgers, Henrietta Moore, Ella Franklin, Kittie Franklin, W. A. Green, Mattie Green and J. T. Green. Conference adjourned to meet on next regular meeting day.

J. A. Cone, Mod. pro tem C. E. Courson, C. C.

Central Baptist Church Feb. 10 1906

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Postponed calling pastor indefinitely and invited Bro. Stell to supply the church. 3rd J. A. Cone was elected clerk for the year 1906. 4th Letters of dismission were called for Sister Julia Willcoxon F. H. McDougald, Lena Pistol and Jesse Willcoxon, which were granted. 5th Motion was carried that C. E. Courson assist the clerk in getting up a roll of names of members to be called on Sunday next regular meeting day. 6th Motion was carried to change conference hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7th The church endorsed Bro. J. A. Cone as supt. of Sunday School. 8th Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell, Mod. C. E. Courson, C. C.

Mar 10, 1906 Central Baptist Church

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Called for references- none. 3rd It was agreed that the church covenant should be read in connection with the roll call on Sunday at 11 a.m. 4th Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone, ch clerk

Central Baptist Church Apr 7, 1906

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Call for references- none. 3rd Motion was carried by a unanimous vote to rescind the former act of excluding Sister Emma George (Knight) 4th A motion by Bro. Courson to take up collection on Sunday at 11 o'clock for Brethren Yohannon and Juridini. Motion carried. 5th Bro. G.W. Franklin was elected delegate to district meeting to be held at Monticello. Bro. Courson ask the church to elect a deacon to fill Bro. Green's place. It as postponed for one month. Conference adjourned.

Sunday, April 8th After services by Bro. Stell, the doors were open for reception of members. Bro. Charles P. Hanson united with the church by letter of recommendation from Chalcedonia Church, Ala. Bro. Courson took up collection and received $2.31 for missions.

J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone, ch clerk

May 19, 1906 Central Baptist Church

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Bro. Franklin made a report from district meeting which was accepted. 3rd The matter of electing deacon was further deferred on motion by Bro. J R. Franklin. 4th The church invited Bro. Stonnell to preach for us at some time suitable to his own convenience. 5th Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone, C. C.

June 9th 1906 Central Baptist Church

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes were read and adopted. 2nd Bro. Courson slated that Bro. Stonnell failed to accept the invitation to preach for us. 3rd Bro. Wiley Buchanan made acknowledgments to the church and was restored to full fellowship. 4th Bro. John Courson was excluded by his own request. 5th Charges was preferred against Bro. James Graham for profanity and a committee of one, Jake McDougald, was appointed to confer with him and report at our next meeting. 6th The roll was called and there being several members who have moved away the clerk was instructed to write to them and report at our next meeting. 7th Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone, C. C.

July 7th 1906 Central Baptist Church

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes were read and adopted. 2nd Sister Mary Knight made acknowledgments and was restored to full fellowship. 3rd Bro. James Graham's case was taken up and as he failed to make satisfaction, the church withdrew fellowship from him. 4th The clerk stated he hadn't heard from any of the members that he had written to and he was granted more time. 5th The church agreed to have a series of meetings to begin on the second Saturday in Aug and invited Bro. Turner to assist Bro. Stell. 6th Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell, Moderator J. A. Cone, Clerk

Aug 11, 1906 Central Baptist Church

After service by Bro. Stonnell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 2nd Bro. Courson stated that he had heard from Bro. and Sister Lowry and he made a statement for them which was accepted. 3rd Bro. Courson was appointed to assist the clerk on corresponding committee. 4th As it was the beginning of a series of meetings, we met twice a day for one week. Bro. Stonnell did the preaching. The meeting resulted in four additions to the church as follows, Bro. Tom West and Webster Shurtliff to be baptized at three o'clock on the second Sunday in September and Abner Knight and Wiley Slocomb by restoration. The church being greatly revived, the meeting closed on the night of the 12th to meet again on our next regular day.

J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone, Clerk

Sept. 8, 1906 Central Baptist Church

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes were read and adopted. 2nd Com. to correspond with members were granted more time. 3rd Letters of dismission were granted to Sisters Georgie Campbell and Josephine Gammel. 4th The matter of electing delegates to association, also to General Association, was brought up and deferred until Sunday at 11 o'clock. 5th A motion was carried to call pastor at 11 o'clock Sunday. 6th Conference adjourned to meet on Sunday at 11 o'clock.

Bro. J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone ch. clerk

Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 1906. After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference for the purpose of electing of delegates to association and to call pastor next year. Brethren Ever Courson, C. P. Hanson and Abner Knight were elected delegates and Sisters Mary Knight and Abbie Franklin alternates. Bro. Stonnell was unanimously called as pastor for next year. Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone, clerk

October 14, 1906 Central Baptist Church

The church assembled in conference by electing Bro. C. E. Courson mod pro tem. 1st Minutes were read and adopted. 2nd Com. to correspond with members made a report which was accepted and com. discharged. 3rd Delegates were elected to general association as follows, Brethren C. P. Hanson, A. B. Knight and J. A. Cone. 4th The church pledged $5.00 for state missions. 5th A com. was appointed to look after pastor as follows, Brethren A. B. Knight, C. P. Hanson, C. E. Courson and J. A. Cone. Conference adjourned to meet Oct. 28

C. E. Courson, Mod. J. A. Cone, clerk

Volume Two

Central Baptist Church, Nov. 11, 1906

The church assembled in conference and elected Bro. Hanson mod pro tem. 1st Minutes were read and adopted. Secondly, com. to correspond with preachers made report, but no pastor being secured. Sister Shurtliff was added to the committee and committee granted more time. Third, the church invited Bro. Webb to preach at 3 o'clock p.m. on next Sunday. Fourth, a collection was taken for state missions and received $2.45. Fifth, the church invited Bro. Morgan to preach at any time that suited his own convenience. Sixth, conference adjourned to meet any time the church sees proper.

Bro. C. P. Hanson, Mod pro tem J. A. Cone, C. C., Recorded by A. M. Gammel

Central Baptist Church April 21, 1907

The church assembled in conference and elected Bro. C. E. Courson mod pro tem. The minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted after which the committee to secure pastor made report. Bro. Franklin presented a letter from Bro. Meredith which was read to the church and the church called Bro. Meredith to preach one-fourth time for the remainder of the year. A letter was read from Bro. Wiley Buchanan asking the church to license him to preach. The matter was deferred until a more convenient time, after which a letter of dismission was granted to Bro. Abner Knight. Conference then adjourned to meet at any time the [church] sees proper.

C. E. Courson, Mod. pro tem J. A. Cone, C. C., Recorded by A. M. Gammel

Central Baptist Church August 10, 1907

After services by Bro. Stell, the church assembled in conference. 1st Doors were opened for reception of members. 2nd Minutes of previous meeting were read and adopted. 3rd Called for unfinished business. The matter of licensing Bro. Wiley Buchanan was deferred, and Bro. Buchanan was invited to meet with the church and prove himself worthy. 4th Letters were granted to Brethren Thomas Walter and Earnest McDougald and Sisters Elijie and Lela McDougald. 5th A letter of recommendation was granted to Sister Martha McPherson. 6th The church invited Bro. Stell to meet with us and preach once a month on second Sunday in each month and Saturday before. 7th Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

J. C. Stell, Mod. J. A. Cone, Clerk Recorded by A. M. Gammel

Sept. 8, 1907

Central Baptist Church met in protracted services by Bro. W. E. Collins. The meeting continued until Sunday the 15th. After preaching by Bro. Collins, the church assembled in conference. 1st Bro. Collins was elected mod. 2nd Motion was made to elect a clerk which resulted in the election of A. M. Gammel. 3rd Minutes of August meeting was read and adopted. 4th Called for references. The clerk was instructed to write to Bro. Buchanan to meet with the church. 5th Bro. Willie Lee and wife, Mary Lee, was granted letters of dismission. 6th The church went into election of a pastor. Bro. Collins was elected pastor of the church. Motion was made to adjourn to meet at the water at 3 o'clock p.m. for baptism [of] James Birchfield, Walter Shirtliff, Charley Williamson, Pryor Ward, Leonard Williams. India Doss, by letter. The church adjourned at the water to meet at 3 o'clock p.m. at the church September 22 for the purpose of extending the right hands of church fellowship.

Bro. Collins, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Sept. 22, 1907

Central Baptist Church of Christ met in conference. On motion, Bro. James Franklin was elected moderator. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The church promised to pay Bro. Collins $100 for his services this associational year. 3rd The church went into the election of delegates to the association for which Dr. Chas. P. Hanson, James Shirtleff, Abbie Franklin was chosen. Alternates, James Birchfield, Web Shirtleff was chosen. 4th One dollar was paid for minutes. 5th The church extended the right hand of church fellowship, after which the conference adjourned to meet the 29 of Sept.

Bro. James Franklin, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Sept. 29, 1907

Central Baptist Church met in conference on motion. Bro. T. J. Brymer was elected moderator. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Association letter was read and adopted. 3rd Letter was granted to Bro. Monroe Smith. 4th Collection was taken up for which $1.05 was raised and sent to the orphans home. 5th Conference adjourned to meet on Saturday before the second Sunday in Oct.

Bro. T. J. Brymer, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

April 4, 1908 Central Baptist Church of Christ

After services by Bro. Bray, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Called for unfinished business. Sister Kate Burchfield was received into full fellowship of the church. 3rd Called for new business. Motion was carried to raise money to buy church record for which $1.50 was raised. 4th Motion was carried to have series of meetings to commence on Saturday before the first Sunday in September. Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

Bro. G. W. Bray, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

May 2nd 1908

Central Baptist Church of Christ met in conference with Bro. G. W. Bray moderator. 1st The church went into the election of a pastor for the remainder of the year 1908 and Bro. G. W. Bray was unanimously elected as pastor. 2nd The church then went into the election of deacons. A. M. Gammel, G. W. Franklin was elected and the deacons of Mt. Olive was invited to be present to assist in the ordination to take place on the first Sunday in July. 3rd Motion was carried that the church pay the pastor $75.00 for his services for this calendar year, making $6.25 a month. Conference adjourned to meet on our next regular meeting day.

G. W. Bray, Mod. Dr. Chas. P. Hanson, c. c. pro tem

June 6, 1908 Central Baptist Church of Christ

After services by Bro. Bray, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The regular order of business was taken up and letters was granted to sister Gennie Moffitt and a letter was granted to Bro. Ambrose Cone. 3rd Conference adjourned to meet Sunday, July 7, 1908, for the purpose of ordaining Bros. G. W. Franklin and A., M. Gammel to the duties of deacons. The presbytery consisting of Eld. G. W. Bray, Pastor; Brethren J. H. Riley, J. Eleansburg, Bro. Bray preached the ordination sermon setting forth in a clear and pointed way the duties of a deacon. Bro. J. H. Riley leading the ordination. Prayer. Conference adjourned to meet on our regular meeting day.

G. W. Bray, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Central Baptist Church of Christ August 1st 1908

After services by Bro. G. W. Bray, the church met in conference. 1st Giving opportunity for membership. 2nd The church elected messengers to the association which resulted in the election of Bro. Charley Williamson, J. W. Burchfield, G. W. Franklin, A. M. Gammel. 3rd It was moved and carried that a committee be appointed to raise mission funds for which Sister Laura Hanson, Kate Burchfield, Eliza Courson, Sister Ogletree was appointed. There being no further business, conference adjourned to met on our next regular meeting day.

G. W. Bray, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Central Baptist Church of Christ Sept. 6, 1908

After services by Bro. G. W. Bray, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted by stroking out whereas the protracted meeting was to commence on Saturday before the first Sunday in Sept., and was conducted commencing August 18. 2nd Minutes of September the 18 was read and adopted. [Editor's note: The clerk apparently misdated the minutes. The records do not reflect a conference on Sept. 18.] 3rd Associational letter was read and adopted. 4th Conference adjourned to meet our next regular meeting day.

G. W. Bray, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Central Baptist Church of Christ Oct. 13, 1907

After services by G. W. Bray, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. There being no business to come before the house, conference adjourned. No appointed time to meet.

Bro. G. W. Bray, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Central Baptist Church of Christ Nov. 1st 1908

After services by Bro. G. W. Bray, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of previous meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The church asked Bro. Bray to resign as pastor of the church for which [he] was agreeable and his resignation offered and accepted by the church. There being no further business, conference adjourned. No appointed time to meet.

G. W. Bray, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Central Baptist Church of Christ January 31, 1909

The church assembled together, expecting Bro. Collins. Bro. Collins failing to come, the church assembled in conference. Bro. J. H. Riley elected moderator. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The church went into the election of a pastor for which Bro. W. E. Collins was unanimously elected pastor of the church. 3rd The clerk was instructed to notify Bro. Collins. There being no further business, adjourned to meet at 11 o'clock the second Sunday in Feb.

Bro. J. H. Riley, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

Central Baptist Church of Christ Feb. 21, 1909

After services by Bro. W. E. Collins, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The salary for Bro. Collins was discussed and postponed until next meeting. 3rd Motion was carried to have our regular meeting day on Saturday before the second Sunday of each month. There being no further business, conference adjourned to meet Saturday before the second Sunday in March.

Bro. W. E. Collins, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

April the 11, 1909 Central Baptist Church of Christ

After services by Bro. W. E. Collins, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The church agreed to pay Bro. Collins at the rates of $100 for this associational year for his services. 3rd Letters was granted to Bro. Charles Knight and wife. 4th Letter was granted to Sister Abbie Franklin. 5th Letter was called for Bro. Wiley Buchanan, was postponed until next meeting for investigation. There being no further business, conference adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock on Saturday before the second Sunday in May.

W.E. Collins, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

May the 9th 1909 Central Baptist Church of Christ

After services by Bro. W. E. Collins, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Letter was granted to Bro. Wiley Buchanan. 3rd Letter was granted to Sister Hattie Franklin. 4th The get-together meeting was discussed and adoption postponed until next meeting. There being no further business, conference adjourned to meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday before the second Sunday in June.

W. E. Collins, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C.

July the 11, 1909 Central Baptist Church of Christ

After services by Bro. W. E. Collins, the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd The get-together meeting was adopted by the church by unanimous vote. 3rd The clerk instructed to notify Bro. W. M. Webb of the adoption. 4th Motion was carried that we have a protracted meeting to convene on Saturday before the second Sunday in August. There being no further business, conference adjourned to meet at three o'clock p.m. on Saturday before the second Sunday in August.

W. E. Collins, Mod. A.M. Gammel, C. C.

Sept. 12, 1909

Central Baptist Church assembled together to hear Bro. Collins' last sermon for this year, subject church covenant, which was very instructive and impressive, after which the church assembled in conference. 1st Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Letters were granted to Sister Allie Naft. Letters was granted to Sisters Mattie & Lukie Franklin and Bro. Carroll Franklin. 2nd The clerk was instructed to write to Bro. Redding to send a statement of his fellowship with the church as the church desires this before granting a letter. 3rd A motion was carried that no letter be granted hereafter unless those desiring a letter give some account of themselves. 4th Bro. W. A. Shurteff, Sister Alice Shurtleff and Dr. Chas. P. Hanson were elected messengers to the association. There being no further business, conference adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock p.m. the fourth Sunday in Sept.

Bro. W. E. Collins, Mod. A. M. Gammel, C. C. Recorded by Chas. P. Hanson, Dec. 10, 1910 [1909]

Sept. 26, 1909

Central Baptist Church met in conference and Bro. J. H. Riley was elected moderator pro tem. 1st Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 2nd Letters were granted to Bro. T. B. Redding and wife. 3rd The association letter was read and adopted. 4th A motion to elect a clerk, which was carried and Dr. Chas. P. Hanson was elected. 5th A motion to adjourn.

J. H. Riley, Mod. pro tem Chas. P. Hanson, C. C.

July 3, 1910

Central and Mount Olive Baptist Churches assembled together to hold a week's meeting conducted by our missionary, Rev. G. E. Holt and assisted by Rev. Johnson. 1st Bros. Holt and Johnson did some good work and preaching, and the churches were greatly revived, and the meeting resulted in the addition to Central Church of Bro. E. A. Franklin who was restored to full fellowship and Miss Lula Belle Stanley and Ben Berry were received for baptism and after baptism into the full fellowship of the church. The meeting closed after the baptizing at the water's edge.

Rev. G. E. Holt, Mod. Chas. P. Hanson, C. C.

Sept. 18, 1910

Central Baptist Church assembled together for services by Bro. J. C. Stell. After preaching, the church went into conference. 1st No minutes of last meeting on hand. No new business was called. 2nd Church granted letters to Sister Ada Williams and Bro. Levi Willcoxon. 3rd Appointed delegates to the association as follows, Bros. Geo. W. Franklin, and W. A. Shurtleff and Sister Alice Shurtleff. 4th The association letter was read and adopted. 5th Motion to adjourn.

Bro. J. C. Stell, Mod. G. W. Franklin C. C. pro tem

Berea, Ark. Sunday, December 11, 1910

Central Baptist Church assembled together after services by Bro. Bell. After preaching, the church went into conference. 1st The doors of the church were opened for membership. 2nd Minutes of September 18, 1909, were read and adopted as read. 3rd The church ordered the clerk to revise the membership roll and mark all members of this church who live away from here and gone to different places and not to count them as attending and worshiping members of this church. By so doing, it would show our actual strength here. At present, our membership roll shows this to be a strong church, when it fact it's very weak- only a few families living here to attend church. Those that are away will be marked so and hereafter only the attending members be counted working members at the church. All that are marked gone "will not be excluded," and may receive letters of dismission at their request. 4th A motion to adjourn was carried.

Bro. Bell, Mod. Charles P. Hanson, C .C. Adopted as read, Mch 15, 1911

Berea, Ark

Sunday, March 19, 1911 Central Baptist Church

After preaching by Brother G. E. Holt, church went into conference. 1st Doors of the church was opened for members. 2nd Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 3rd Letters of dismission was granted to Bro. A. M. Gammel and sister Mattie Gammel, T. J. Brymer and sister Mary Brymer. 4th Motion to adjourn was carried.

Bro. Holt, Mod. Copied by G. W. Franklin, C. C. pro tem Adopted June 11, 1911

Central Baptist Church June 11, 1911

After preaching by Bro. G. E. Holt, the church held conference. 1st Doors of church was open for members. 2nd Minutes of last meeting was read and adopted. 3rd Letters of dismission was granted to Brother C. P. Hanson and Sister Laura Hanson. 4th Motion to adjourn was carried.

Bro. G. E. Holt, Mod. G. W. Franklin, C. C. pro tem

Sunday, September 10, 1911 Central Baptist Church

After preaching by Bro. G. E. Holt, church held conference. 1st Appointed delegates to the association, Brother J. W. Burchfield and G. W. Franklin was appointed. 2nd The clerk was ordered to fix up letter to the association. 3rd Letter of dismission was granted to Bro. W. W. Slocum. 4th Motion to adjourn was carried.

Bro. G. E. Holt, Mod. G. W. Franklin C C pro tem

State of Ark., County of Ashley

The Baptist Church of Christ at Central. This is to certify that Brother W. W. Slocum is a member with us in good standing, at his request is hereby dismissed from us when joined to another church of the same faith and order. Done by order of the church in conference. Sept. 10 A. D. 1911

Elder G. E. Holt Mod. G. W. Franklin, C. C. pro tem

Fourth Sunday evening, Sept. 28, 1911

1st Church met in conference. 2nd Bro. J. H. Riley served as moderator. 3rd Letter to the association read and adopted. 4th Minutes of last meeting read and adopted. 5th Adjourned.

Bro. J. H. Riley, Mod. G. W. Franklin, C C pro tem

[Editor's note: The church record book does not contain any entries from 1911 until 1921, and then only the final entries shown below.]

April 9, 1921 Central Baptist Church

After service by Brothers J. S. Tully, the church assembled in conference. 1st James Graham asked to be restored to the church. After hearing his statement sent by Brother Tully and granted him and his wife, Sister Annie Graham, letters of dismission. No further business, Motion to adjourn adopted.

Bro J. S. Tully, Mod. G. W. Franklin C. C. pro tem

Monday, Oct. 22 A. D. 1923

Central Baptist Church met in conference. 1st Agreed to dissolve or disband and sell the house and give letters of dismission to the following members, G. W. Franklin, Sallie Franklin, E. A. Franklin and Chester Franklin, and Willis Stanley, being all the members living at the time we know of. 2nd We sold the house to R. J. Griswould and James H. Riley for the sum of $100.00 One Hundred Dollars, the money to be used for charitable purposes. No further business. Adjourned.

Brother J. G. Carpenter, Mod. Pro Tem G. W. Franklin, C C pro tem

January 1924. Donated orphan home Monticello $25 twenty-five dollars.

February 1924 Gave $25.00 to wire in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Bought wire for enclosing Central Cemetery and the Griswould Cemetery. Donated the balance to the orphan home, Monticello.

G. W. Franklin

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