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EARLY BOONE COUNTY, KENTUCKY BAPTISTS

     This section covers mainly the Baptists in Boone County (KY) from 1794 - 1900. There are Church records, Biographies, Church histories, Circular Letters, Sermons and other items of these early Baptists.


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* * * CHURCH HISTORIES * * *

Boone County, Kentucky, Baptist Churches
of the North Bend Association
Combined list of members who joined through 1842
By Stephen W. Worrel

History of Beaver Lick Baptist Church
By James R. Duvall

History of Belleview Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
There are two histories.

Old Bethel Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
By Jim Duvall

History of Big Bone Baptist Church
There are nine documents.

History of Bullittsburg Baptist Church
There are three histories and Churchbook records.

History of Burlington Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
Churchbook Records, History and Bios
There are seven documents

Hisorical Sketches of Baptist
Churches in Northern Kentucky

By Lewis Webb, 1842

East Bend Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
By Elizabeth Kirtley and Carlene Stephens
1994

Old Forks of Gunpowder Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
A history and Membership Records

Kentoboo Baptist Mission
Kentoboo Drive, Florence, Kentucky
A Picture - About 1947

Old Mud Lick Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
By Jim Duvall

Picture of Old Salem Baptist Church Meetinghouse
Near Verona
2.15.12

Sand Run Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
Two histories, Early Members & Churchbook Records

100 Year History of Union Baptist Church 1887 - 1987
Researched and Written by Mary Belle Bristow Noe

A History of Walton Baptist Church
Walton, Kentucky

Woolper Creek Baptist Church
Boone County, Kentucky
A Church with a Short Life

Black Baptists

PREDESTINARIAN BAPTISTS IN BOONE COUNTY
Circular Letters - Church Histories - Biographies

Early Boone County (KY) Baptist Minister
had Two Sons Kidnapped by Indians

By John Matson


Earliest Pioneer Preaching in Boone County, Kentucky
A Letter from a Local Resident, 1845

Early History of the Northbend Association
Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists, 1886

Early Northbend Baptist Association
David Benedict, 1813

Report of Revival in Boone County, KY
From Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Monthly, 1812. Association
David Benedict, 1813

CIRCULAR - 1865
By P. S. Bush
Students of the School of Rev. John Goss and Thomas Henderson
Located Near the Bullittsburg Baptist Meetinghouse, 1806-1810
Boone County, Kentucky


* * * BIOGRAPHIES * * *

Samuel M. Adams
Physician and Baptist Minister

Asa: The First African American Preacher in Boone County
by Jim Duvall

Barnabas: An African American Preacher
History of Sand Run Baptist Church, 1876
by Robert E. Kirtley

Sebern Perry Brady
Early Boone County Baptist

Lewis Conner
Early Boone County Preacher
By James R. Duvall

Lewis Deweese
Early Boone County Baptist
By James R. Duvall

James Dicken
There are two articles.

Robert Garnett
Early Boone County Baptist

Absalom Graves
Early Boone County Baptist Leader
Bios and writings

Alfred C. Graves
The Baptist Encyclopedia, 1881

Ann Graves Obituary
Bullittsburg Churchbook, January, 1827

Willis Graves
Obit from Churchbook, 1834

Thomas Henderson
By S. H. Ford

Cave Johnson
Early Baptist Leader

Lafayette Johnson
Early Boone and Gallatin County Pastor
There is a Link to his History of Ten Mile Baptist Church

James A. Kirtley
Boone County Baptist Minister
Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists, 1886

Elder Robert Kirtley
Early Boone County Baptist Leader
There are three bios of him.

Robert E. Kirtley
Early Boone County Baptist Pastor

Letty's Conversion
John Taylor's Slave
by James R. Duvall

Chichester Matthews
By James A. Kirtley, 1872

William Montague
Early Baptist Defector

Moses Scott
From A History of Ten Baptist Churches
By John Taylor

Perriander C. Scott
Early Boone County (KY) Pastor
Killed in a Steamboat Explosion
On the Ohio River, 1852
Two Bios.

John Taylor
The First Baptist Preacher at Bullittsburg
There are four bios and several of his works.

T. L. Utz
Early Baptist Minister

William Whitaker
Early Boone County Baptist

Lewis Webb Obit, 1870
Sand Run Baptist Church
Northbend Association Clerk for 29 Years

Early Leaders in the Northbend Association
Spencer's A History of Kentucky Baptists, 1886

Three Northern KY Baptist Ministers Died in 1908
North Bend Association Minutes

* * * CIRCULAR LETTERS * * *
Written by Boone County Baptists
For the Northbend Baptist Association


Index to the Northbend Baptist Association Circular Letters

Circular Letter with Reference to the War of 1812
Northbend Baptist Association
by John Watts, 1812

Circular Letter with Reference to the War of 1812
Northbend Baptist Association
by Jesse L. Holman, 1813

Circular Letter on "Attendants of Grace"
Northbend Baptist Association
by Moses Scott, 1814

Circular Letter on "The Barren State of the Churches"
Northbend Baptist Association
by Absalom Graves, 1815

Circular Letter - A few Thoughts
on the Advantages of Relgion

Northbend Baptist Association
by Moses Scott, 1816

Circular Letter on Post-Millinnialism
Northbend Baptist Association
by Absalom Graves, 1817

Circular Letter on Sowing and Reaping
Northbend Baptist Association
by Moses Scott, 1819.

Circular Letter on the Marks of a Justified Person
Northbend Baptist Association
by Moses Scott, 1821

Circular Letter
Northbend Baptist Association
Written by Cave Johnson, 1822
Sand Run Baptist Church

Circular Letter
Northbend Baptist Association
By Robert Kirtley, 1823

Circular Letter
Northbend Baptist Association
By Moses Scott, 1824

Circular Letter on the early History of
Northbend Baptist Association.

by Absalom Graves, 1825.

Circular Letter Lamenting the Deaths of
Absalom Graves, James Dicken and Landon Robinson

Northbend Baptist Association
By Robert Kirtley, 1826

Northbend Baptist Association
Circular Letter, 1827
The Sovereign Working of God
Written by Willis Graves

The Christian Duty of Praise and Adoration
North Bend Baptist Association
Circular Letter
Written by Lewis Webb, 1828

Circular Letter
by Lewis Conner, 1829

Circular Letter
By William Whitaker, 1830

Circular Letter
A Need for Humility Before God
By Moses Scott, 1831

Circular Letter
The Sovereignty of God in Salvation
Northbend Baptist Association
by Willis Graves, 1832.

Circular Letter
Northbend Baptist Association
by Lewis Conner, 1834

Circular Letter, 1835
Northbend Baptist Association (KY)
Brotherly Love
By Robert Kirtley

Circular Letter, 1837
Northbend Baptist Association (KY)
By Lewis Webb, Sand Run B.C.
Our duties to God, obligations to one another
and the consolations that result.

Circular Letter
The Work of Christ in Salvation

By Lewis Webb, 1838

Circular Letter
Northbend Baptist Association
by Lewis Conner, 1839

Circular Letter on the History of
Northbend Baptist Association from 1825-1840.

By Lewis Webb, 1840.

Circular Letter on A Plea for Unity Among the Churches
By Robert Kirtley, 1841

Circular Letter
The Local Church and Associations

By Lewis Webb, 1843

Circular Letter
An Exhortation
By Lewis Webb, 1845

Circular Letter on Hyper-Calvinism,
Universalism and Campbellism

Northbend Baptist Association
by James A. Kirtley, 1846

Circular Letter on The Importance of Christian Hope
Northbend Baptist Association
by Perryander C. Scott, 1849

Circular Letter on the History of
Northbend Baptist Association
by Lewis Webb, 1850.

Circular on The Elements of Christian Character
Northbend Baptist Association
by Perryander C. Scott, 1851

The Imperfect State of the Christian
North Bend Baptist Association
Circular Letter, 1852
Written by James A. Kirtley

Circular Letter on The Duties of
Church Members and their Ministers

Northbend Baptist Association
By Leonard Stephens, 1855
Florence Baptist Church

Circular Letter on The Lord's Supper.
Northbend Baptist Association
by James A. Kirtley, 1859.

Circular Letter
Northbend Baptist Association (KY)
Written during the first year of the Civil War
By James A. Kirtley, 1861

Circular Letter on Church Discipline.
Northbend Baptist Association
by Robert E. Kirtley, 1866.

Circular Letter on The Divine Procedure
in the Administration of the Final Judgment.

Northbend Baptist Association
by Robert E. Kirtley, 1869.

THE GOOD CONFESSION:
A Centennial Sermon

Northbend Baptist Association
by James A. Kirtley, 1875.
This sermon was preached many times in
the year prior to our nation's 100th Anniversary.


* * * VARIOUS SUBJECTS * * *

A Letter from James Madison to Rev. George Eve Concerning
the Issue of Religious Freedom and the First Amendment

[George Eve lived in Boone County in the late 1790s]
From The James Madison Papers

Year of Constitution of Churches -- 1794-1900

Forks of Gunpowder Baptist Church
Constitution and Rules for Governing, 1829


Early Baptist Ministers of Boone County
Northbend Association Minutes

Landmarkism Among Early Boone County Baptists
By James R. Duvall

Bullittsburg Baptist Churchbook Records
1795-1832

Slavery in Boone County Churches
Several Documents are here.

Ordination to the Ministry
Bullittsburg and Sand Run Churchbook
Robert Kirtley and others, 1822

Comments on the Salem Association
by James A. Kirtley

The William Whitsitt Controvery and the
Northbend Association, 1897


An Index of Circular Letters and Church Histories
There are eight Circular Letters and four church histories.

Early Boone County Predestinarian
Baptist Ministers

By James R. Duvall
There are three bios.


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