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Bullitsburg Baptist Churchbook 1818-1822

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JANUARY 1818

At a church meeting held at Bullittsburgh on Saturday 3rd January 1818
Bro. A. Graves moderator
The reference respecting Bro. Underwood was taken up, he was found guilty of sin and failing to attend he was Excluded
Rec'd by experience for baptism Nancy Terrill Jer. Graves, Penny Felitia Clore Latra Botts Bro. John Graves' Fanny Sally Ball, Jarvice Hayden Bro. C. Montague's Ben, James Terrill Daniel Cave & Jesse Terrill
Rec'd a request from bro. Uriel Sebree by bro Montague for a letter of dismission but information was also received of his having joined the Masonic Lodge, the matter was investigated, some objections arose & bro Montague is appointed to write to bro Sebree informing him that the Church requests his attendance as soon as convenient.

Adj'd L Webb Clk

Bro. Garnetts Lordsday 4 Inst. rec'd Nathan Wall's Bill, & Wm Moores' Anthony for baptism
Bro. McCoy's Lordsday 18th rec'd for baptism Permelia Clore, Bro. Cave's Fanny, N.Watts Bob, Susan Rice, N.Watts' Tom & bro. McCoys Lewis

Bullittsburgh Sunday 25 Bro Deweese Mod pro. tem.

rec'd for baptism Lucy Cornelius, Anderson Watts Susan Cave, Ruben Terrill, Benj. Dulany, David Hoshell & Sally Kirtley L Webb


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Bro MCoys Lords day 1 Feb'y 1818 Rec'd by experience for baptism Susan Dulany, Annal Bridges Beverly Hayden, David Bridges, Bro. Garnetts Bob Nancy Markland James Dollens, Bro Morris' Esam Nancy Watts Jnr., Bro. McCoy's Mary, bro. Whitakers Rachel, Stephen Bullock. bro. McCoys Meshack, Nancy McCoy & Nancy Watts Sn'r
L Webb
February 1818

At a church meeting held at Bullittsburgh on Saturday 7th Feb'y 1818
Bro. Wm. Montague Moderator
Bro. Christenberry informed the church that he had drank too much spiritous liquor, the matter was taken up, he acknowledged he was guilty of sin satisfaction was obtained & he acquited.
Jeremiah Kirtley came forward with repentance for his backsliden state & was restored to fellowship
Rec'd brother & sister Charley Spencer by letters of recommendation
Rec'd by experience for baptism Fanny Deulany's Joe, Elizabeth Cornelius, Elizabeth Garnetts, Elizabeth Graves Hayden, M Bolls Nelly Elizabeth Graves, William Terrill, Lloyd Janes Nancy Willis James Gaines, Bro McCoys Shadrack Milton Garnett, and by recantation Mr Brockmans Letty.
The reference respecting bro. Sebree was taken up, bro. Montague informed the Church, he had complied with their order & after some investigation it was refered

Adj'd Lewis Webb Clk

Bro. Gaines' Sunday 8 rec'd Permilia Depew for baptism

L W
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Bro. Montague's Lordsday 13 Feb'y 1818
Rec'd for baptism Nancy Kirtley William Kirtley Frances Whitaker, Nancy Deweese, James Osborn, M Hodges' Ralph & Bro. McCoy's Abram
Benjamin Willis's Sunday 22nd Rec'd Tho. Reese & Rh'd [Richard?] Cave for baptism

March 1818

At a church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 7 March 1818
Bro. Matthews Moderator
Rec'd bro John & Sister Rachel Finch by Letter of dismission . . . Likewise Rec'd by experience for baptism Bro Deulany's Cupid bro. Cave's Lucy Sister Watts's Eady, Cealy, Seney . . & Jenny bro R. Caves Silvy bro Sn'r Caves' Moses James Marshalls George and Waller Hayden
The reference respecting bro. Sebree was refred untill next meeting
Granted Letters of dismission to bro James Robinson and Sister Nancy Deweese
Likewise to bro Jameson Hawkins and his wife & duaghter
On motion of bro Rob't Kirtley the npropriety of building a new meeting house was taken under consideration and agreed to approint a committee at next meeting

Adj'd L Webb Clk
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Kirtley's Rachel & Ben [page blurred - didn't copy]

rec'd Rob't Willis' Jenny by information of her a Letter in the hand of old bro. Willis, & bro Montague's Armstead for baptism

Mr. Deulaney's Lordday 15th Rec'd for baptism Levi Clore and Polley his wife. bro. Jo.Graves Nelly by repentance for baptism Sussanna Dulany Sister Deulany's Nan Wm. Goodridge's Diner bro. Clores Philip, bro. Moris's Crecy, by Letter Cacy Lynes, for baptism Fanny Deulany, by relationship David Watts' Fanny, for baptism bro. Caves James, Linny and James Wilson

Bullittsburgh Sunday 22nd Rec'd Sister Dulany Peter & bro. Montague's Elloit for baptism

Lewis Webb Clk

April 1818

At a church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 4th April 1818
Bro. A Graves Moderator
Bro. J. Harvy Lodged a complaint against bro Shadrack Rossel for entering into an affray with a man the matter was taken up and he being absent bro Wm. Hayden is appointed to cite him to next meeting
Rec'd by experience for baptism bro. Rh'd Cave's George. bro. Ruben Lynes. bro. Wm Caves' Linny, James McCarty Elizabeth Mitchell, Bro. Brock's Adam, Nancy Brockman's Hireom Caves' Mima Lucy Lucass Tandy Mahan [?] and John Broclman


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The reference respecting bro. Sebree was taken up and refered untill next meeting
The reference respecting bro. Sebree was taken and refered untill next meeting
The reference respecting the building a new meeting house was taken up and on motion of bro James Dicken it is discontinued
Agreed that next meeting be a communion season
Adj'd Lewis Webb Clk

Sunday 5th Ap'l
Rec'd Mrs. Rucker's Milly, Wm. Brockman's Gracy, Wm. Worrel's Jenny Patsey Wil___ bro Garnetts Diner and Lewis bro. Terrill Issabel Rob't Willis' William L Webb
Sister Deulany's Sunday 12th rec'd for baptism Reuben Clore Ab'm Clore Mr Joseph Graves's Julia Filliz a free woman of colour (formerly belonging to bro. Deweese) Lucy Morris and Mr. Tom Smith's Hannah

Bullittsburgh 19th Ap'l 1818
rec'd for baptism James Ingram's Melinda Leah Mitchell Garnett Mitchell Nancy March Emily Early Betsy Hensley Rossa Worrell and Ropell and restored Wm. Worrell's George

Bullittsburgh 26 Ap'l 1818
Rec'd Julia Ledger Mr. Bates Mat Moses Brockman's Nelson Lucy Watts & David Remer Jn'r for baptism


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May 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 2 May 1818
Bro. Montague Moderator
The reference respecting bro. Rossel was investigated he was found guilty of sin, and failing to attend he was Excluded
Rec'd Bro A Graves' George for baptism
The reference respecting bro Sebree was refered untill next meeting
Granted Letters of dism'd to Brethren James Terrill and Janas Osbern and Sister Nancy Beman
Rec'd a letter from the Church at Newport requesting asssitance in the building of a house for publick worship, the matter was taken up and bro William Cave is appointed to hand a subscription to the publick, and to report to the Church at Newport
Agreed to Liberate bro. Gaines' Asa to exercise a publick gift any where in the bounds of this Church

Adj'd L Webb Clk

Bullittsburgh 3 May Rec'd William & Elizabeth Lantz for baptism
17 May Rec'd bro James Dicken's Vina for baptism

June 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 6 June 1818
Bro. Matthews Moderator
Bro. Elijah Deulany informed the Church his entering into an affrey & striking a man the matter was investigated satisfaction he acknowledged he was guilty of sin, satisfaction obtained and he acquitted
Rec'd Bro. E. Graves's Aggy for baptism
The reference respecting bro. Sebree was taken up and a letter rec'd from him which was not fully satisfactory, the matter was investigated & bro. A. Graves appointed to treat with him as soon as convenient & report to the Church
Granted letters of dismission to sister Susan Rice and Lucy a black member belonging to bro L. Graves
Rec'd a request from the Church at Middle Creek from their messenger bro J. Hawkins for helps in the ordination of deacons & brethren Wm. Montague Landon Robinson, Rob't Kirtley Wm. Cave, & Tho Whatiaker are appointed to attend accordingly
Sunday 7th Rec'd bro C. Johnson's Moses by Letter of dismission from Mud Lick

L Webb

July 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 6 June 1818
Bro. Graves Moderator
Bro. Morris informed the Church that he had drunk too much spiritous liquor, the matter was taken up satisfaction obtained and he acquitted
Bro. Tho. Allen informed the Church that he had drunk too much spiritous Liquor, also. The matter was investigated, satisfaction obtained and he acquitted.
Bro. David Remer informed against himself for intering into an affray with Bro. William Lantz. The matter was taken up, and after hearing them, both were acquitted


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On motion of bro James Graves the reference respecting bro Sebree was taken under consideration and bro. Rob't Kirtley appointed to cite him to the next meeting September meeting. releasing bro. Graves
Adj'd L Webb Clk

John H. Craigs Sunday 12th Rec'd Elizabeth Peno for baptism

L Webb

August 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 1st August 1818
Bro. Montague Moderator
Appointed the clerk to prepare a letter to the Association, against next meeting
brethren A. Graves Wm Montague E Graves Tho Whataker Rob't Kirtley and James Dicken
On application a letter of Dism'al is given to sister Polly Rice
On motion of bro A Graves brethren James Dicken & James Gilmore were encouraged to exercise their gifts publickly amongst us


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September 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 5th September 1818
Bro. Matthews Moderator
Bro. Rob't Kirtley who was appointed to see bro Sebree handed a letter from him, the purport of which was that it was not convenient for him to attend, but that it was his choice to leave the Masons, and that he had not visited them since. The matter was fully investigated and bro. Sebree was found guilty of sin, and satisfaqction not fully obtained of course he was suspended.
The Clerk informed the church that bro William Christenberry had not long since been intoxicated with spiritous liquor. The matter was taken up and bro William Hayden was app'd to cite him to the next meeting
On motion of bro Rob't Kirtley agreed that next meeting be a communion season
The letter to the association was read and approved

Sunday 6th Rec'd Sister Franky Arnold by letter of dismission

Lewis Webb Clk

October 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 3rd October 1818
Bro. Graves Moderator


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October Cont.

Bro. Absalom Graves Jn'r. brought in a complaint against bro Hirem Cave for professing and believing the universal system of redemption and disbelieving the old Testament being given by divine authority. The matter was taken up and brethren E. Graves & W. Montague were appt'd to cite him to the next meeting.
The reference bro Christenberry was taken up satisfaction was not obtained, and he was suspended
The reference respecting bro Sebree was taken into consideration and continued in the same order
Rec'd bro Pen Price by Letter of Dism'd from David's Fork
On motion of bro James Graves. Agreed the Deacons contract with some person for the support of Sister Palmer & report to the next County Court
Bro Wm. Caves Matthew brought a complaint against Sister Worrell's George for frequently swearing profanely & other disorderly conduct, the matter was taken up and bro George Terrill app'd to cite him to the next meeting

Adj'd Lewis Webb Clk

November 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 7th November 1818
Bro. Wm. Montague Moderator
Bro. Richard Clore informed the Church that it is was publickly known that Bro. Brady had struck a man with a cane or switch and denying the charge when investigeted before the legal authority. The matter was taken up and bro. E Graves app'd to cite him to the next meeting
Bro Tho. Whitaker informed the church that bro James Carlton had joined the Masonic Lodge. The matter was taken up and bro William Hayden app'd to cite him to the next meeting
The reference respecting bro Hireom Cave was taken up he was found guilty of sin and failing to attend and give satisfaction was Excluded
The reference respecting bro Cristenberry was taken under consideration satisfaction was not obtained, and he was Excluded
The reference respecting bro Sebree was taken up, satisfaction was not obtained, and his suspension continued
The reference respecting sister Worrell's George was taken up and refered untill next meeting, unless Such come forward tomorrow
Rec'd Rob't Kirtley's Frederick for baptism
The deacons reported that the Court had allowed Sister Palmer the sum of $50 p year, for which bro Whitaker agres to maintain her

Adj'd Lewis Webb Clk

Restored bro Matthews Fortune & rec'd W Ledges Kizza for baptism Likewise Sister Fanny Cole by Letter and Granted a Letter of Dismis'l to Mr Allomays Peggy
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absent brethren William Cave R Botts & Robt Kirtley were appointed a committee to deal with him report to the next meeting
The reference respecting the building of a new meeting house was taken up and the committee, appointed to draft a plan &c, of the same, reported that they had agreed. That is hall be built of brick 60 Feet in length, 33 in width, and the walls 12 ft in height, two brick thick, to be under pinned with stone three & a half ft high to have three doors & nine 12 light windows. the glass 10 by 12 + and that the house shall be plan inside. The probable expense $1600
Which report was satisfactory allowing the trustees to make some small alterations if by them thought expedient And brethren A Graves Jn'r R. Kirtley, Geo. Gaines, Edm'd Garnett Tho. Whitaker W. Cave & Jn'r Terril were app'd as trustees for effecting the same as soon as practicable
By request of bro Matthews for helps for helps in the constitution of a church on Sand Lick, brethren A Graves Tho Whitaker, J. Dicken R. Kirtley & W. Cave were app'd to attend accordingly
Granted letters of Dism'l to bro Finch & wife. also to Sister Nelly Wilson. & Alse belonging to bro Wilson Likewise to Sister Hayden & daughter Elizabeth and son Beverly. Also to Charles a black member belonging to Mr James F. Hayden


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December 1818

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 5th December 1818
Bro. Montague moderator
The reference respecting bro. James Carlton taken up, he was found guilty of sin, satisfaction not being obtained, he as also Excluded
The reference respecting bro Sebree was taken up also, and he failing to give satisfaction in any was likewise Excluded
The reference respecting sister Worrell's George was taken up, he was found guilty of sin & satisfaction not being obtained, he was suspended
On application letters of dism'l were granted to bro. David Remon, & bro Peter Lowstutten [?] and wife
Our next monthly meeting to be at Old bro. Graves's

Adj'd B. R. Ward Clk pro tem

January 1819

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburg Saterday 2nd Jan'y 1819


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{unclear] made satisfaction not excluded
A complaint against John Terrell's Isabel for departing from the truth, was taken up and bro. E. Graves app'd to cite her to the next meeting.
Granted letter of dism'l bro. Theo. Martin and wife.
Our next church meeting to be at bro. Edmund Garnetts
adj'd Lewis Webb

February 1819

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburg Saterday 6 Feb'y 1819
Bro. A Graves Moderator
Bro A Graves Jn'r brought in a complaint against Sister Nancy Caves George for taking his horse and bridle without lieve, and for for denying the charge - the matter was taken up and bro James Dciken appointed to cite her to the next meeting
The reference against bro. John Terrell's Isabel was taken up, she was found guilty of sin - excluded


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Bro. Matthews requested approbation for the members of the upper end of this Church to form and constitute a new church. The metter was taken up the request granted.
On motion of bro. E. Graves agreed to build a new meeting house on the lot of ground, whereon Bullitsburgh meeting house now stands. The matter was taken up & brethren Geo. Gaines, Jno. Terrell, W. Early Wm Montague, Bro. R. Ward, Robert Kirtley and E. Graves app'd a committee to draw draft, estimate the probable expence of the same and report to the next meeting.
Granted a letter of dismission to bro Lloyd Janey
Adj'd Lewis Webb

March 1819

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburg Saterday 6 March 1819
Bro. Montague moderator
Bro. Robt. Kirtley lodged a complaint against bro. Theolophilus Martin for going to law with a brother and refusing [to] decide the matter by referees
Also another complaint by bro. Ward against s's bro Martin for making use of improper experessions of certain members of this church. The matter was taken up satisfaction not made & he was excluded.


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The mater was taken up and investigated. Moses beaing preasant is found guilty of sin. Satisfaction not obtained is suspended
The refferance respecting Sister Caves George was taken up he beaing found guilty of sin and failing to attend an give satisfaction is Excluded.
Received Bro. James Terrell by letter of dismission from Ohio Church.
The Brethren that appointed tp prepare a list of names of the preasant members of this church done acordingly & it appearing that some members named there in are not living within the knowledge of the church; Agreed that the same be continued for further inquiry as to there [their] standing and place of residence.
Letters of dismission are granted to Sisters Annah Bridges, Caty Mitchel ^ Nancy Mitchel Betsy Mitchel and Bro. Garnett Mitchel also sister Betsy Ledger.
A motion by Bro. A Graves Se'n, for the appointment of additional moderator.
Agreed that Bro. James Dicken fill that office. Brethren Thomas Whittaker and Robert Kirtley fill that office.
A motion by the trustes that were apponted to superintend the building of the Meeting house that the church take into consideration the place and situation of ^ setting concluded ______
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Rec'd a request from the Church at the Forks of Gunpowder (by there mefsenger bro Isaac CArlton) for helps in the ordination of bro Craig to the ministry on third Sunday in April, the matter was taken up and brethren C. Matthews, A Graves, W. Montague Tho. Whitaker & James Dicken appointed to attend accordingly.
Adj'd Lewis Webb CLK.

April, 1819

At a Church meeting held at Bullittsburg Saturday 3 Ap'l 1819
Bro. A Graves Moderator
The reference respecing Sister Caves George was taken up and refured until next meeting and that the same brethren attend to the businefs and make report accordingly.
The helps that were appointed last meeting for the constitution of a church on sand Lick reported that they proceed'd to constitute a church to be called by the name of Sand run of 78 Members
(As Follows to wit) [commas inserted - jrd]
Chichester Mathews, Agnes Mathews, Julia Ledger, William Montague, Polly Montague, William McCoy, Janey(?) McCoy


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Maria McCoy, Beverly Ward, Nelly Ward, James McCatey (?), E le (?) Spencer, Clancy Spencer, Benjamin Mitchel, Elizabeth Draper, Nancy Markland, John Wilson, Cave Montague, Phebe Montague, Levi Clore, Polly Clore, Reuben Clore, Abrem Clore, Lewis Webb, John Hervey Clarisa Hervey, Elijah Dulany, Susan Dulany, Fany Dulany, Benjamin Dulany, Lucy Brockman, Susan Goodridge, William Gaines, Jennetta Gaines, Andrew Brockman, Milly Brockman, Tandy Brockman, John Brockman, Polly Leak, Susanna Watts, Nancy Watts, Elizabeth Mitchel, Jacob MItchel, Stephyen Robinson, Latherine Robinson Robert Gilmore, Cave Johnson, Mary Beal, Isaac Weldon, Katherine Weldon, Jeremiah Kirtley.
Fortune and Kiza belonging to Bro. Chichester Mathews, Bro. Montague's John, Maria & Etiol, Bro. William McCoy's Crifs, Shandack, Lucy, Mary and Lewis and Meshack, Bro. Cave Montague's Ben, Armsted and Jainny, Sister Dulany's Nan, Cupid and Joseph, Bro. A Brockman's Adam, Brother Cave Johnson's Moses and July Phillis a free woman, John Cave's Barnaba & Warrick
Therefore that are dismifs'd from our care and it appearing that the preseant Clerk is of that number
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Therefore William Whatiaker is appointed to fill that office.
And the day of constituting the above church beaing un favorable and only those that were preasant constituted.
Therefore on application the following members are dismifs'd to join that church - Sister Elizabeth Peno & Elizabeth Souther, James and Sally Gilmore & Benjamin and Nancy Watts and Brother Daniel Beal
Agreed that Brethren A Graves Sen and William Whitaker present a list list of the Names of the members of this church at the next meeting
An motion of Bro. A. Graves Sen for the appoint[ment] of additional Moderator agreed that Bro. James Dicken fill that office.
On motion of Bro. Wm. Cave Bro. Whitefield Early is appointed a truste for the building of the Meeting hous in his place
Agreed that next meeting be a Communion season
Adj William Whataker, clk

May 1819

At Bullitsburgh church meeting May, 1, 1819
Bro. James Dicken Moderator

Bro. Nolen Botts brought in a complaint against Sister Nancy Cave's georg for stealing and Bro. Jeremaih Cave's Moses for concealing the ___


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by themselves. Agreed that it be ____ _____ to there decision
Motioned Bro. Whitaker that we have another stated day of Saboth worship exclusive of church meing [meeting]
Agreed that it be one the fourth sunday
Adj'd Wm. Whatiaker, Clk

June 1819,

At Bullits^burgh churchmeating, 5 June 1819
Bro. Thomas Whataker Moderator
A complaint brought in by Bro. Andrew Brockman against Ralph a black member belonging to Bro. Cave Montague for stealing a knife. The matter was taken up abd bro. William Whitaker is appointed to cite him to the next meating
Lydia a Black member is this church belonging to Bro. Webb came forward with a complaint against herself for disobedience to her masster & running away.
This matter was taken up & investigated. She beaing found gilty of sin Satisfaction Satisfaction not obtained is suspended
Bro. John Terrell bought in complaint against Dafney a black member of this church for having an eligitimate child


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The mater was taken up and bro William Cave appointed to cite her to the next meating
The refference respecting Bro. Jeremiah Cave's Moses was redd and refered.
The refference respecting the list of members was taken up and appointed Brethren Whitfield Early and Early Thomas and William Whitaker to examine the list and make a minuet of those members that are not living within there knowledge
On Request granted letters of dismifsion to Sisters Caty Goodridge Betsy Rouse and Sally Kirtley
On motion of Bro. Cave to raise a church fund agreed that sum from ten to Fifteen Dollars be raised and that the Deacons apportion the same and report at the next meating
On motion of Bro E'd Graves Bro. Ab Graves jun is appointed singin Clerk

Bro. Kirtley one of the deacons reported that on the last list of apportionment of 19.25

He had colllected 18.00
and paid out 18.00
Adj'd William Whitaker, Clk

July 1819

At Bullitsburgh churchmeeing, the First Saturday in July 1819
Bro. Robert Kirtley moderator


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Bro. John Terrell's Billy bought in a complaint against Jefsee for abuesing his wife and him self also for makeing some threats toward his person and refuesing to here the helps as called by himself to settle the difficulty. The matter was taken up & appointed brethren Edward Graves William Cave John Morrafs John Terrill and James Graves as a committee to get the Brethren together a settle a difficulty and report at the next meeting
Bro. Edward Graves brought a complaint against Sister Walls' Edg for the sin of fornication, The matter was taken up and appointed Bro Joseph Graves to cite her to the next meeting
Also a complaint against Bro E'd Garnett's Kite and Bob for purloining, The matter was taken up and Bro. Thomas Whitaker appointed to cite them to the next meeting.
The Bro. Clerk bought in a complaint against Wm. Goodridge's Peter for making use of improper exprefsions concerning the church and certin of its members also for running away
The matter was taken up and Bro. J Clore appointed to cite him to the next meeting
The suspension of Bro Jeremiah Cave's Moses taken up and satisfaction not fully obtained is continued
The Reforence concerning Bro. Cave's Montague's ^Ralph/ is taken up he failing to attend the call of the church is excluded
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The Reference concerning Bro. Webb's Lidia taken up Satisfaction obtained and she restored.
The reference of bro. John Terrell's Dafney refured and that the same brother attend to the order of last meeting
The reference concerning the examination of the list of members who had moved out of the bounds of the church refured
The Bro. Deacons who were appointed to make the apportionment ^ reported that they had apportioned the sum of Eleven Dollars Twenty five cents which was received
On Request granted Sister Nancy Gaines a letter of dismifsion.
Agreed that Bro. James Dicken exercise his publick gift where ever God in his providence may cast his lot
Agreed to encourage Bro. Robert Kirtley to exrcise his gifts when & where ever he thinks proper
On motion to the Trustese that ware appointed to superintend the building ^ of the meeting house / that they have the liberty to make such alterations in the building as they think proper so as not to incur any more expence this Season agreed that they have the privilege
Adj'd William Whitaker CLK
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August 1819

The Bullitts Burgh churchmeeting the first Saturday in august 1819
Bro. A. Graves Moderator
The suspension of Bro. Caves Mosef taken and refured
The reference concerning Bro. Terrells Dafney taken up and she failing to attend and beaing found gilty of sin is excluded
The reference concrning Bro. Terrell's Jefse Was taken up and the bretheren ware appointed to settle the matter reported that they have attended to the order of the church an after a full and fare investigation of the mater and a proper understanding of each other they acknowledged there rong and profesed to be in full fillowhsip, which reporte was received as st____
The refrence of Sister Wall's Edeg was taken up she failing to attend and beaing found gilty of sin is excluded.


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The reference of Wm. Goodridge's Peter was taken up and he found gilty of sin satisfaction not obtained is excluded.
The reference concerning Bro. Garnett's Kit & Bob was taken up and investigated they found gilty of sin, satisfaction obtained and they acquited
Received Bro William Gaines' Tarleon for Baptism
Appointed Bro A Graves to prepare a letter of the afsociation against the next meeting and the following brethren as mefsengers to bare the same (vis) A Graves Thomas Whitaker Robert Kirltey James Dicken & Edward Graves
The Brethren that were appointed to examine the list of members who had moved out of the bounds of the chruch reported that Sister Susan Allen had removed her esdience for a conciderable time and and it appearing that she had attached herslf to the Methodist society she is therefore no longer considered as one of our body
Agreed to request the next afsociation with us
Adj'd William Whitaker CLK
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September 1819

At Bullitts burgh chruchmeeting the First Saturday in September 1819
Bro James Dicken Moderator
The reference concerning Bro. Caves Moses taken up satisfaction obtained and he restored.
The leter to the afsociation read and reproved [approved]
Agreed that next meeting be a day of commeorating the death and suffering of our Lord and Saviour
Agreed that the Trustese who were appointed to attend to the building of meeting ^house/; Dispose of the old one in the best way that they can & appropriate the procects to the building of the new one and report accordingly
Also appointed bro. E'd Graves and William Cave to draw a subscription for the benefite of building the meetinghouse and guil what they can subscribed against next meeting and report acordingly

Adj'd William Whitaker CLK
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Oct, 1819

At Bullittsburg churchmeeting. Saturday 2nd of Oct 1819
Bro. Whitaker Moderator
Bro. Graves informed the church that bro. Jefse a black member of this church & belonging to Ben Johnson had absconded from his master for some time & not within the knowledge of the church and canote be come at & that he was also accused of purloining previous to his elopement The matter was taken up investigated & he found guilty of sin and note beaing in the reach of the church is excluded
The brethren who were appointed to write a Subscription to rase an additional sum for the building of the meetinghouse. Reported that they had writen a Subscription & that the sums subscribed is 00.00
The Trustese reported that they had disposed of the old meetinghouse for the sum of 135.00 & that the sum of the old subscription was - 1512.00 & that the expense of building the house is, 1750.00 which is 113 more that the subscription and the profits of the old meetinghouse
Agreed to rase the the sum of 150 Dollars to go the building of the meeting house & appoint brethren Early, Gaines and Graves to apportion the same & reporte accordingly


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Granted letters of dismifsion to bro. James Dollany and Sister Fanny a black member belonging to John Cave
Motioned by Bro. Graves to build a saddle house the matter was taken up and after investigation authorized the Trustese to contract (?) with some person to build the same
Adj'd Wm. Whitaker CLK

November 1819

At Bullittsburgh churchmeeting. Saturday 6th of November 1819
Bro. Kirtley Moderator
The brethren that were appointed to apportion the sum of 150 Dollars to g to the building of the meeting presented there list of apportionment; which was received as satisfaction & the list into the hands of the Trustese who have the superintendance of building the meetinghouse to defray the expence of the same
Agreed that we preserve 10th Day of this instant as a day of prair, fasting and humility before the Lord our God in consequence of the languid sate [state] of Zion

Adj'd Wm. Whitaker CLK
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December, 1819

At Bullittsburgh Churchmeeting Saturday December the fourth 1819
Bro. A Graves Moderator
Granted Letters of Dismifsion bro. John Cornelius & Nancy his wife
It appearing that Rose who formerly was a member of this church and belonging to Robert ^ Piatt/ having previously obtained a letter of Dismifsion and no record made of it therefore it is agreed that now stand Dismifsed and no longer be considered a member of this body
Agreed Agreed that the Church transcribe the list of members names of this church and enrol only those that are now members of this body,
The Trustese who ware appointed to attend to the building of the meetinghouse reported that the work was done and they had received the House and the cost is - - - - - 1850.00

Wm. Whitaker ClK

January

At a churchmeeting of Bullittsburgh held at the house of Bro. George Gaines on Saturday 1 of January 1820

Bro. James Dicken Moderator
Appointed bro.E'd Graves to write a subscription for the benefit of the Sand run church in building there meetinghouse


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and get what he can subscribed against the next meeting and report accordingly
Quary [query] is it consistente with good order to in vite those preaching who are not of our faith to prach on our days of stated meeting.
The matter was taken up investiogated and answered in the negative
Agreede that the next meeting be at bro. A Graves segn
Adj'd William Whitaker, CLK

February, 1820

At Bullittsburgh churchmeeting held at the house of bro. A Graves on Saturday 5 February, 1820

Bro. Thomas Whitaker Moderator
Bro Edward Graves who was appointed to write a Subscription for the benefit of the sand run church in building there meetinghouse is further appointed to holde the same untill next meeting and colect what he can and pay over to brother Ward sd reporte acordingly
Received a request from our brethren at East Bend for helps in the constitution of a church at that place; agreede to answer there request & appointed the following brethren as helps to afsist in tht businefs (i.e) James Dicken Robert Kirtley and Ab Graves seign
A Motion by bro. Wm. B Haydon to reconsider the quary that was adopted last meeting (IE) Is it concicistent with good order to invite preachers that are not of our faith. the matter was taken up and agreed to disannul the ___

Adj'd Wm. Whaitaker CLK
[p. 62]
March, 1820

At a churchmeing held for the church of Bullitts burgh Saturday 4th March, 1820

Bro. Kirtley Moderator
Our late sister Susan Rice (now Cave) returned the letter of Dismifsion granted her by this church
Bro Edward Graves who was appointed to hold the Subscription and make collection of the same for the benefit of the church at sand run reported that the amount subscribed in money - - - - $116.00

amt in tobacco - - - - 1100 lb
amount paid to him for which he has a receitd of bro Ware collector of s'd church of Sand run - - - - 60.00 and that the part Subcribed in Tobacco was pd also For the residue he is continued collecting
Lewis Webb CLK protem

April. 1820

At Bullitts burgh churchmeeting Saturday the first day of april 1820

Bro. Absolem Graves, Seign, Mod
Granted letters of Dism'd to bro. George March and Sister Judith his wife and Sister Nancy March sister Silence Richards and Sister Elizabeth Mack
Agreede that next meeting bea a day of communion


[p. 63]
A motion to take into concideration the ordination of bro. James Dicken to the office of the ministry was taken up and the church unanimously agreed that he was a fit subject for ordination, but at his request the mater is continued untill next meeting
On motion bro Robbinson's gift was taken up and he still incouraged to exercise the same
adj'd
William Whitaker CLK

May 1820

At Bullitts burgh churchmeeting Saturday 6th May 1820

Bro. James Dicken Mod,
Bro. James Dicken informed the church that brother Loid James who was a member of this church and had obtained a letter of Dis'l and had not Joined any other church was gilty of the sin of petty Larceny and had left his wife and n ot beaing within the reach of the church, the matter was taken up and investigated the charges satisfactorelly proved and he excluded
The refference concerning ^of/ brother James Dicken to the office of the ministry taken up and he agreeing there to it is agreed that the rights be performed at our next meeting and appointed brother William Cave to apply to the church at sand run. bro. Thomas Whitaker to Gunpowder


[p. 64]
bro'th Robert Kirtley to Middle creek & Bethel and brother Absolem Graves to Dry run & Mudlick for helps to afsist in his ordination
Agreed to refur on a communion untill next meetin
On motion bro'th James Graves is appointed to procure a blank Book for to keepe the minutes of this church upon
Granted a Letter of Dism'l to sister Milly Camel(?)
Adj'd Wm. Whitaker CLK

June, 1820

At Bullitts burgh churchmeeting Saturday the 3 of June 1820

Bro. Thomas Whitaker Mod.
Bro. James Graves who was appointed to procure a blank Book for the use of this [church] Reported that he had not got such as he wished therefore the matter is continued
On request Letters of Dism'l are granted to bro Thomas Whitaker and Sister Elizabeth his wife, and Sister Polly and sister Fanny Whitaker,
Bro, William B, Haydon brought in a complaint against bro. Elijah Granett for for absenting himself for some time from meeting for suffering species of gambling in his house and partakeing of the amuse ment Also a like complaint against bro. Thomas Green for absence from meeting and Gambling
The matter was taken up and appointed bro. Robert Kirtley and Ed, Graves to site them to the nexte meeting


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The refference respecting the ordination of Bro. James Dicken to the office of the ministry was taken up and the helps from the different churches as sent to, attended as following
From Sandrun Brethren Chichester Mathews Wm. Montague Wm, McCoy Beverly Ward and Cave Montague
From Bethel Brethren Presley Peake, and, Hue Stears
From Dry run Brother Rogger Wigington
From Mudlick Brethren Elijah And____ Reuben Conner and Calif Nawman
From Gunpowder Brethren Lewis Conner Wil__ Roggers and Lewis Crisler From Midle creek Brethen Mosef Scott James Riel and E, Ho__ Brethren Jimerson Hawkins William Wo__ (Worrell ?) Balem Harred William Stevens and Asel ___ were invited to a seate with the helps
The matter beaing fully investigated & duly concidered it is unanimously agreed that brother Dicken is a proper subject for ordination and that the rights be performed on tomorow after the ministration of the word
Adj'd Wm. Whitaker CLk

Sunday 3rd of June 1820 after the ministration of the word bro. James Dicken was set apart by sollem ordination by the prayer and imposition of the hands of Brethre[n] Montague Mathews and, Graves Charged by Mathews

William Whitaker
[p. 66]

July, 1820,

At Bullitts burgh church meeting Saturday 7 of July 1820

Bro. Robert Kirtley Moderator
bro, Michael Clore brought in a complaint against sister Vina (belonging to bro McCoy) for the sin of adultery the matter was taken up and refured until next meeting & appointed bro, Joseph Graves to cite her to the same.
Bro. Kirtley brought in a complaint against bro. Pippen and Sister Milly for departing from the truth and contending they had not untill it was proved by others, the matter was taken up and Pipin came forward and made satisfactory acknowledgement & was acquited
The refference respecting bro Thomas Green was taken up & investigated he beaing preasant brought in a complaint against himself for entering into an afray with a man not long since which was also taken up and investigated and he failing to give satisfaction is suspended,
Received bro Reuben Graves by Letter of recommendation from Middle creek


[p. 67]
Bro Graves who was appointed to procure a scratch book produced the same
Letters of Dism'l are granted to bro Joseph Graves and Malinda his wife to bro, William Dollens to brethren William John and Mark Whtaker and to bro. Landon Robbinson
The Trustease who ware appointed to attend to the building of the meeting house reported that they had settled with bro Cave the undertaker and had his receipt which was read and received as satisfaction
On Motion to appoint a clerk it is agreed that bro Reuben Graves fill that office
Adj'd W Whitaker Clk

August 1820,

At a church meeting held at Bullittsburgh Saturday 1st in August 1820

Bro. Absalom Graves Moderator
The refference respecting Sis Vina (belonging to bro. McCoy) taken up - She failing to attend - found guilty of sin is excluded
The refference respecting bro. Thos Green Taken up he being absent is continued and bro. A Graves & Wm Cave appointed to converce with him & report at next meeting


[p. 68]
The refference respecting Sister Milly /belonging to bro. Kirtley/ taken up, She found guilty of Sin - and giving Satisfaction is restored
Bro. A. Graves is appointed to wright a letter to the next afsociation and present the same to the next meeting
Bro. A. Graves, James Dicken, Robt. Kirtley Wm. Cave & Edw. Graves is appointed as mefsengers to the next afsociation
Motioned that our Church fund be replinish'd - that matter taken up and dispenced with for the present to see what will be donated by the next meeting And the bro. Deacons to make their report accordingly at the Same.
Agree'd that thursday the 17th of the present Inst. be set apart for fasting humiliation and prayer to meet at Bullittsburg meetinghouse aty 10 Oclock
Ajourned R. Graves Clk
[p. 69]
At a Bullittsburg Church
Meeting held 1st Saturday in Sept. 1820

Bro. James Dicken Moderator
bro. George Gaines laid in a complaint, against bro. Lewis, a black member / belonging to bro. Robt. Terrill / for purloining and denying it when charg'd with the offence.
The matter taken up he found guilty of sin is excluded
The reffernce respecting bro. Thos. Green taken up and continued untill next meeting. And brethren A. Graves and Wm. Cave are appointed to converce with him, and report at the next meeting
Rec'd Sister Elizabeth Graves by letter
Brethren George Gaines, William Cave and Reuben Graves are appointed to procure two stoves for the use of the Church, to be paid for in produce and make their report to the Church
The letter to the Afsociation to be held at Middle Creek the 4 friday in this month prisented by bro. Graves - read, and the blanks ^being/ fill'd, approved
The refference respecting the Church fund taken up, and the bro deacons reported that they had three dollars & seventy four cents donated

Adj'd R. Graves Clk.
[p. 70]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting
1st Saturday in October 1820

Bro. Robt. Kirtley Moderator
bro. James Dicken laid in a complaint against bro. Reuben Lyon for intoxication and Profane swearing. The matter taken up and he being absent, bro. edw. Graves is appointed to cite him to the next meeting
Agree'd that the brethren Deacons & Clerk apportion the Sum from fifteen to eighteen dollars on the members of this Church and report at next meeting
Agreed that we purchase a peace of ground of Robt. Willis adjoining the Meeting-house lot suposed to be three quarters of an acre, and to pay the sum of ten dollars for the same, and the bro. Clerk is appointed to attend to the purchasing of a deed
Agreed that we commune tomorrow
Agreed that we commune in future on Sunday after the first Saturdays in February, June & October
The refference respecting bro. Thos. Green taken up, he failing to attend and give Satisfaction is excluded.
A letter of dismifsion is granted to sister Rebeca McLevdin (?)
bro. A. Graves laid in a complaint against bro. George / a black member belonging to himself / for departing from the truth he being presint found guilty of sin and failing to give Satisfaction is suspended.

Adj'd R. Graves Clk
[p. 71]
At a Church Meeting at Bullittsburg Meeting house1st Saturday in Nov. 1820

Bro. A Graves moderator
Bro William (a black member belonging to bro. Jno. Terrell) laid in a complaint ags't Sister Hannah (a black member belonging to Mrs. Ana Smith) for the sin of fornication She being absent, the matter taken up, said bro. Robert Terrell appointed to cite her to attend at the next meeting
The refference respecting Bro. Reuben Lyons taken up. he found guilty of sin and failing to attend & give satisfaction is excluded.
The refference respecting bro. George (a black member belonging to bro. A Graves) taken up, and the matter laid over untill the next meeting.
*
The Bro. Deacons reported the apportionment made by them on the members of this Church, pursuant to the agreement of the Church at the last meeting the am't of the apportionment being $18.50 cents was rec'd accordingly
The Brethren who were appointed to pruchase stoves for the meeting house reported that they have purchased to stoves for one hundred dollars payable in leaf Tobacco, which report being Satisfactory, and the stoves rec'd It is agreed that the Brethren Deacons & Clerk apportion the said sum of one hundred dollars on the members of this Church


[p. 72]
and report the same to the next meeting
It is agreed that handle latches be purchased and put upon each of the doors of the meeting house. And that bro. George Gaines attend to the purchase & fixing the same, and apply to the bro. Deacons for the amount of the costs of the same
Bro. George Gaines is appointed to attend to the keeping of the fires in the stove on meeting days through the ensuing winter and that he report and be allowed for his services in the Spring
Adj'd Willis Graves Clk pro.tem

N. B. The following order ought to have been recorded at the above meeting marked thus *
The deed from Robt. Willis to this Church for about 3/4 of an acre of land having been obtained (pursuant to the agreement of the last meeting) produced and being read is rec'd accordingly

Adj'd R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting 1st Saturday in December 1820

Bro. James Dicken Moderator
bro. Robt Terrill laid in a complaint against bro. William (a black member belonging to Mr. Nathan Watts) for intoxication profane swearing & offering to fight


[p. 73]
The matter taken up he being absent br. Edman Garnett is appointed to cite him to the next meeting.
The refference respecting Sister (a member belonging to Mrs Smith) taken up She being absent is continued.
The refference respecting bro. George (a black member belonging to bro. A. Graves) taken up & continued.
The brethren that were appointed to apportion the sum of one hundred dollars on the members of this church reported that they had apportioned the sum of one hundred & ten dollars & fifty cents, which report was rec'd
The brethren William Cave & George Gaines are appointed to collect the same & pay Wm Balsly one hundred dollars of S'd sum (when collected) for the Stoves purchased of him.
Whereas Polly Arnold (late Polly Ryle) was a member in full fellowship with us, but for marying a second husband while the first was living, was excluded from us. And we [are] inform'd that She is desirous of enjoying the priviledge of Society. This is therefore to certify to all whom it may concern, that any church whom She may give sattisfaction is at liberty to receive her into membership without doing any violence to our feelings
Bro. Reuben Graves who was ordained a Deacon at Middle Creek is requested to Serve with the Deacons of this Church
Adj'd R. Graves Clk
[p. 74]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Satturday in Jan'y 1821

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Moderator
bro Mathew laid in a complaint against Sister Lucy jun'r (a black member belonging to bro Wm Cave) for adultery The matter taken up, & brethren Geo Terrile, Jas. Graves, & William Cave are appointed to cite her to the next meeting.
The refference respecting Sister Hannah (a black member belonging to Mrs. Smith) taken up found guilty of sin, and failing to attend and give sattifaction, is excluded
The refference respecting bro. George (a black member belonging to bro. A. Graves) taken up he failing to attend & give sattisfaction is excluded
The refference respecting bro. William (a black member belonging to Mr. N. Watts) taken up he found guilty of sin, & failing to give sattisfaction is suspended

Adj'd R. Graves Clk

Sunday the 7th January 1821
Rec'd Jno. Graves Dingo for baptism.

R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Satturday in Feb'y 1821

Bro. Absalom Graves Moderator
The refference respecting Sister Lucy taken up, She found guilty of sin and failing to attend and give sattifaction, is excluded


[p. 75]
The refference respecting bro. William taken up, he giving satisfaction, is restored
Brethren Whitfield Early, Willis Graves, William Cave, Rob't Kirtley & Edw'd Graves, are appointed Trustees in behalf of this Church to receive a deed for the lot of ground on which our Meeting house Stands and do Such other things as may be necessary
Agreeable to an act of Afsembly in that case made & provided
Aproved Feb'y 1st 1814
rethren Absalom Graves, James Dicken, Rob't Kirtley, Roland Botts, William Cave & Whitfield Early are appointed a committee, to confer with the Church at Sand-run for the purpose of regulating the time of holding meetings of the two Churches & make report at next meeting.
Adj'd R. Graves Clk

At a Church Meeting held at Bullittsburg on Satturday the 3rd March 1821

Bro. James Dicken Moderator
Rec'd Fanny Garnett for baptism
The refference respecting the committee with Sand Run for holding there meetings ___ time. Reported that Sand run


[p. 76]
concluded to make no other alteration
Granted bro James Haydon a letter of difsmifsion
On motion that we take into consideration of an alteration or addition of our Stated meetings, was taken up & investigated & refred untill next meeting
Whitfield Early Clk pro tem

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the first Saturday in Aprile 1821

Bro. Rob't Kirtley MOderator
The refference respecting ^ of an alteration on an additional / our Stated Meetings taken up, and agreed to leave that business with our Preaching Brethren to make there appointments not to interfere with our preseent Stated meetings
A letter rec'd from George Crifs (an excluded member from this church) wishing to give this Church satisfaction for his past conduct. and also wishing to join near him call'd Franklin in the State of INdiana provided ot can be done to the sattisfaction of this Church
The matter taken up and agree'd to Send him the following lines (to wit)
Whereas this Church this day rec'd a lettr from Geo Crifs who was once a member


[p. 77]
with us, but excluded for not obeying the call of the Church, on a difficulty between him & bro. & Sister Harden, but having moved a distance from us, and wishing to become a member of our order again in fellowship. This is to certify to the Franklin Church Indiana (that as Several of their members were members with us here when he was excluded) that if he can give them Satisfaction they are at full liberty to receive himj, without doing any violence to our feelings or good order
R. Graves Clk

Henry Fields rec'd by letter from the Church at Parrifs

R. Graves Clk

At a Bollittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in May 1821

Bro. A. Graves Moderator
The brethren that were appointed to collect & [pay] Mr. Balsley for the stoves purchesed of him, produced Mr. Balsleys rec't for the Same, for one hundred dollars & Mr. Balsleys note for six dollars & 32 cents. A Sneeds fee bill for 12 1/2 cents & a chain & lacle (?) prince one dollar 62 1/2 cents And that they had collected one-hundred dollars on the apportionament, & had received Saven dollar 50 cents by donation, & that there was ten dollars uncollected on the apportionment which report was Sattisfactory
Agreed that the note on Mr. Balsley be geven to ^ brethren/ Geo Gaines, William Cave & R. Graves for a compensation for their Services rendered this church in the purchase of stoves


[p. 78]
Brethren George Gaines & Wm Cave are appointed to collect the balance of the apportionment & pay what the collect to the bro. Deacons for the use of the Church
Agreed that we add to the 10th Rule of our decorum (untill the matter of order be determined)
Revial Sebree restored to the fellowship of this Church
Adj'd R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in June 1821

Bro. James Dicken MOderator
Query by bro. Wm Cave. Is it proper for the old Meeting house to stand where it does
Answered in the negative
bro. A. Graves jun'r is appointed to draw a Subscription & get what he can Subscribed for the purpose of purchasing the old Meeting house for the use of this Church
A letter if dismifsion granted to bro. David Hoshall

Adj'd R. Graves Clk

Sunday 3 June 1821
Alsey (a black member belonging to bro. Wilson) returned her letter of dismifsion

R. Graves Clk
[p. 79]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting 1st Saturday in July 1821
Bro. Rob't Kirtley Moderator
bro. A. Graves jun'r reports that he has but a small am't Subscribed towards the purchase of the old Meeting house, & the Church agrees to drop that business
A letter rec'd from bro. Jas. Sims requesting this church to take into consideration the case of Mrs. Arnato (an excluded member of this church) the matter taken up & inviestigated & requests her to come & see us as Soon as She can make it convenient
Bro. A. Graves appointed to write a letter to the next North Bend afsociation & present the Same to the next meeting
Brethren A. Graves, Jas Dicken, Rob't Kirtley, William Cave & Whitfield Early are appointed Mefsengers to the next afsociation
Peter (a black man belonging to Walter Goodridge) restored to the fellowship of this church
R. Graves Clk
[p. 80]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the1st Saturday in Aug't 1821

Bro. A. Graves Moderator
Joshua Gibson rec'd by experience for baptism
The letter to the next afsociation prepared by bro. Graves read & aproved
Brethren Jno. Terrell, George Gaines & Wm Cave are apointed Trustees for the purpose of having a Saddle house built on the lot of graines belonging to this Church. And hold out a subscription for that purpose & report at next meeting
Agreed that our next fourth Sunday Meeting be at Petersburg and a door be opened for the reception of members
Brethren Jas. Graves & Rob't Terrell are apointed Trustees, to have a box put at the end of the Pulpit for the purpose of holding the bottles, plates & gapes ...
Also the Records & papers of this church & report acordingly
Bro. Cave laid in a complaint against sister Lucy (a black member belonging to Jas. White) for runing away from her master She found guilty of sin & being out of the reach of this chruch is excluded

R. Graves Clk

At a 4th Sunday Meeting at Petersburg Aug't 26th 1821
Mary Ann Tatespaw rec'd by Experience for baptism

R. Graves Clk
[p. 81]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting 1st Saturday in Sept. 1821

Bro. James Dicken Moderator
Bro. Jno. Graves laid in a complaint against bro. Dingo (a black member belonging to himself) for purloining. The matter taken up & Brethren Whitfield Early & Wm. B. Hayden are appointed a committee to attend to that business. And make themselves acquainted with the circumstances relative to the charge. And cite him to attend at next meeting & make reprot at the Same
Nancy Cave rec'd by experience for baptism
Agreed that we report at every chuch meeting all the deaths that may happen among the Members of this Church in order to have them recorded
Agreed that the third wednesday in this month, be set apart as a day of fasting, humiliation & prayer. (agreeable to the request of the afsociation) & to meet at this place by 10 OClock

Adj'd R. Graves Clk
[p. 82]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in October 1821

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Moderator
bro. John Terrill laid in a complaint against bro Will & Sam (two black members belonging to himself) for geting into an affray
The matter taken up and brethren Edward Grave[s] & William Cave are appointed to labor with & cite them to attend our next meeting
The matter respecting bro. dongo (a black member taken up, he being absent & failing to ehar the church found guilty of Sin is excluded
Agreed that we take into consideration the ordination of Bro. Rob't Kirtley to the Ministry. The matter taken up, and agreed to ordain him. And for the furthur consideration thereof is posponed untill next meeting

Adj'd R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in Nov. 1821

Bro. A. Graves Moderator
Bro. Cave laid in a complaint against bro. Peter (a black member belonging to Walter Goodridge) for making improper threats to injure bro. George Terrell, and bro. Terrells barn being burnt shortly afterwards. The matter taken up, he found guilty of sin, & being out of the reach of the Church is excluded


[p. 83]
The refference respecting Bro. Will & Sam (two black members) taken up & appointed Brethren Jas. Dicken, Geo. Gaines Rob't Kirtley, Roland Boots, (?) & Whitfield Early a committee to investigate the dificulty between them & try to settle the same & report at next meeting
The refference respecting Bro. Rob't Kirtley's ordination to the ministry, taken up, & bro. Kirtleys feeling an unwillingness to consent to the wish of the Church is discontinued
A letter of dismifsion is granted to Sisters Peggy MaCarty & Permily MCKnight (formerly Permily Glore)
A request from Dry Creek church for helps to afsist in the ordination of Bro. Arnold to the ministry, the request granted & brethren A. Graves & Wm. Cave are appointed to attend them at their next meeting
Adj'd R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in Decm. 1821

Bro. Jas. Dicken Moderator
The refference respecting bro. Will & Sam taken up, & they found guilty of sin & the committee that were apointed to try to settle the dificulty between them reported that they acknowledged their wrong & that fellowship was restored which report was satisfactory & they restored
Sister Elizabeth Brockman Dis't
Bro. George belonging to Mr. Roberson Dis't
A letter of dismifsion granted to Sister Mary Ann Tatspaw

Adj'd R. Graves Clk
[p. 84]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in Jan'y 1822

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Moderator
Bro. Moses / a black member belonging to bro. J (?) Cave / laid in a complaint ags't himself for geting into an affray and fighting The matter taken up & investigated & he found guilty of sin and failing to give Satisfaction is Suspended
Rec'd a letter directed to this Church from Arch'd Merritt (an excluded member from this Church) wishing this Church to grant him a letter of disnifsion on his acknowledgements in the af'd letter, After investigation the Church think it not good order to grant his request. And bro. A. Graves is appointed to wright a letter to Mr. Merritt leting him know the mind of this Church
bro. Nelson/ belonging to Mr. Brockman/ Died
Agreed that the Bro. Deacons apportion on the numbers [members] of this church a sum between fifteen & twenty dollars & report at next meeting
The bro. Deacons reported that they had collected twenty dollars eighty seven & half cents & paid out twenty one dollars seventy seven & one fourth cents which leaves a balance in their favor of eighty none & three fouths cents which report was Satisfactory

Sister Lydia (belonging to Eliz Brockman) Decs't [deceased]

R. Graves Clk
[p. 85]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in Feby 1822

Bro. A. Graves Moderator
The matter respecting bro. Moses taken up he being absent is continued untill next meeting
The Brethren Deacons presented their apportionment on the members of this church for the sum of $18.75 cents which was satisfactory
Rec'd a letter from the 1st Baptist Church of christ at Manchester for helps to afsist in setling a dificulty amongst themselves. also a request from some members in the vicinity of Manchester for helps to afsist in constituting a Church near that place. Agreed to answer the letter & request and appointed brethren A. Graves, Jas. Dicken, Rob't Kirtley & R. Graves to attend the church at Manchester on the 6th of this Inst at the house of Bro. Jas. Darlings, and also on the 7th at at the house of Bro. Wm. Morgans for the purpose of constituting a church [This was probably Manchester, Ohio, rather than Manchester, Kentucky.]
A letter of dismifsion granted to bro. Urial Sebree
Bro. Edw'd Graves laid in a complaint against bro. Thos. Reed for


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absenting himself from this church for several years the matter taken up he found guilty of sin & being out of the reach of this church is excluded
Sister Jane (belonging to Fany Abnesty) Deceast
ordered that the present rules of this church be recorded
R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in March 1822

Bro. James Dicken Moderator
The matter respecting bro. Moses taken up, he failing to attend and give Satisfaction is excluded
Nathan Bullock rec'd by experience for baptism
Rachael (a black woman belonging to Moses Brockman) rec'd by experience for baptism
Motioned that leave be given to Mr. Brockman to teach a Singing School in our meeting house & after investiagation, leave is granted

R. Graves Clk
[p. 87]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in Aprile 1822

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Moderator
Sister Fany Leek rec'd by letter
Susana Johnson & Agnefs rec'd by exprience for baptism
Archibad Merritt restored to the fellowship of this church
David Harden re'cd by exprience for baptism
Agreed that our fourth Sunday meeting be at Peteresburg & a door be opened for the reception of members
A letter of dismifsion granted to bro.Arch'd Merritt

R. Graves Clk

Fourth Sunday Meeting at Petersburg
Sister Eunice Harden re'cd by letter

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in May 1822

Bro. A. Graves Moderator
bro. Jas. Dicken laid in a complaint against bro. Pepin (a black member belonging to bro. Rob't Kirtley) for willfully departing from the truth when charg'd with purloining. And brethren Wm. M. Gaines Line (?) Cave & Rob't Kirtley


[p. 88]
ans [are] appointed to cite him to attend at our next meeting
Elizabeth Bullock & Elizabeth Bullock (companions of Stephen & Nathan Bullock) rec'd by experience for baptism
In consequence of an alteration of the Stated meetings at Sandrun church agreed that our Stated meetings at this place be on the third Sunday after the first Saturdays in every month instead of the fourth
A request from the church at forks of Gunpowder for helps to afsist in the ordination of a Deacon The matter taken up & brethren Rob't Terrill & Jas. Graves appointed to attend them on the third Saturday in the present month
R. Graves Clk

At a meeting held for the Church at Bullittsburg the first Saturday in June 1822

Bro. Dicken Moderator
The reference respecting brother Pippin taken up, he found guilty of sin; and failing to attend and give satisfaction is excluded.
Benjamin G Willis, Ann M. Willis John Kirtley Lucy Brockman and James Ingram Receiv'd by experience for Baptism


[p. 89]
On motion agreed that at any public meeting appointed by the Ministers of this Church at Petersburgh, a door may be opened for the reception of members, if it shall be thought necesary.
A request from the Church at Dry Creek for helps to afsist in the ordination of Brother John Arnold to the work of the ministry to attend on the 4th Saturday in July next, the matter taken up, and appointed brethren, A Graves Jas. Dicken Rob't Kirltey & Wm Cave to attend them accordingly
On motion agreed to take into consideration the ordination of Brother Rob't Kirtley to the work of the ministry; the matter continued untill next meeting.
Reuben Graves Clk

Sunday June 2nd 1822
Lucy Wilks rec'd by Experience for baptism

R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church meeting the 1st Saturday in July 1822

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Moderator
Bro. Mathew (a black mem ber) laid in a complaint against himself for getting intoicated with Spiritous liquors The matter taken up, he found guilty of sin & failing to give Satisfaqction is supended


[p. 90]
The matter respecting Bro. Kirtley's ordination to the ministry taken up and agreed that the ordination be performed at our next monthly meeting and brethren Wm. B Hayden & Edw'd Graves are appointed to request helps from the church at Middle creek to afsist in the same, and brethren Wm. B Hayden & Jas. Terrill to attend the church at Gunpowder for the same purpose, a nd brethren Geo. Gaines & A Graves jun'r appointed to attend the church at Sand run for the same purpose
Brethren A. Graves, Jas. Dicken, Rob't Kirtley, Whitfield Early, Wm. Cave & Edw'd Graves are appointed mefsengers to the next Northbend Afsociation to be held at Sand run the 3rd Fryday in August next
R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church meeting the 1st Saturday in Aug't 1822

Bro. A. Graves Moderator
bro. Acre laid in a complaint against Sister Jane Wyatt for getting into a riott & threatening to kill some person. The matter taken up. & Bro. Edw'd Graves apointed to cite her to our next meeting
bro. Cuffy (a black member) laid in a complaint against himself for geting in anger & on investigation it apeared that he had been


[p. 91]
intoxicated some time past. he found guilty of sin & failing to give Satisfaction is suspended
The refference respecting bro. Mathew, taking up & an his repentance sattisfaction obtained.
Sarah Castle & Sophia Franks rec'd by expereince for babtism
Anthony M. Leak rec'd by letter
Bro. Willis Graves presented the letter to the Afsociation, read, & aproved
The refference respecting bro. Kirtleys ordination to the Ministry, taken up. And the helps from the diferent churches as Sent to attended as follows (viz) from Middle Creek Rob't Garnett, Jno. Brady, Moses Scott, Jno. Ryle William Garnett Jas. Ryle jun'r & Landen Ryle.
From Gunpowder Lewis Conner, Wm. Rogers & Lewis Christen.
From Sandrun Chichester Mathews, Wm Mccoy, Joseph Graves, Beverly R. Ward & Benj Watts. And after examination & due deliberation it is agreed that the rite be performed to morrow after the ministration of the word
Query by bro. Dicken
Is it right for members of this church to have any part in a barbacue on the 4th day of July an attended themselves
The Query taken up & after investigation in the negative
R. Graves Clk
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Sunday 4th Aug't 1822
Bro. Rob't Kirtley was set apart by ordination to the work of the ministry the hands of Brethren A Graves & Jas. Dicken were imposed & the same Brethren offered the ordination prayer Bro. Matthews gave the charge & right hand of fellowship
4th Sunday in Aug't 1822
At a Meeting at Petersburgh
Rebecca Hardesty Rec'd by experience for Baptism
R. Graves Clk

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in Sep't 1822

Bro. Jas. Dicken Moderator
The Refference Respecting Sister Jane Wyatt taken up and failing to attend Bro. Edw'd Graves is again appointed to cite her our next meeting
The Refference respecting Bro'f Cuffy (a black member) taken up & he being absent it is continued untill next meeting
William Franks Recei'd by experience for Babtism
Sister Nancy Tanner Deceased
Wednesday the 18th of the present mointh is set apart as a fast day of prayer humiliation & fasting to Almighty God to meet at this place by 10 oclock


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A letter of Difsmifsion granted to Sister Rachel Rofsell Att
R. Graves Clk Sign'd James Dicken Md

At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in October 1822

Bro. Rob't Kirtley Moderator
The Refference respecting Sister Jane Wyatt taken up She being absent and as sufficient reason given for her absence the refference is therefore continued untill our next meeting
The Refference Respecting Brother Cuffie a Black member tkaen up he not appearing and havning fail'd to give satisfaction is excluded
On motion it is agreed and Bro George Gaines is appointed to fill up the broken lights in the windows of our meeting house with glafs
On motion it is agreed that this Church take into consideration the propriety of appointing one or more deacons and that the same be continued until our next meeting from further consideration
Signed Rob. Kirtley Modr
Att
R. Graves Clk


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At a Church Meeting held for Bullittsburg 1st Saturday in Nov. 1822

Bro. A Graves Mod'r
The refference respecting sister Jane Wiatt taken up she found guilty of sin and failing to attend and give satisfaction in any way was exlcuded
The refference respecting the appointment of one or more deacons taken up and brethren Whitfield early & Reuben Graves are appointed to that office and agreed to sent to Middle Creek Gunpowder and Sand Run for helps to afsist in the ordination of Bro. Early, bro. Reuben Graves having heretofore been ordained to that office. Bro. Geo. Gaines to attend at Middle creek, brethren Wm. Gaines & Rob't Kirtley at Gunpowder, & bro. Edw'd Graves to Sandrun to attend the first Saturday in December next
A letter of dismifsion granted to bro. Anthony M. Leek & wife

Sign'd A Graves M'd
Attest
R. Graves Clk

Sunday 3rd Nov. 1822
A letter of dismifsion is granted to Sister Sally Ball

R. Graves
[p. 95]
At a Bullittsburg Church Meeting the 1st Saturday in December 1822

Bro. Jas. Dicken MOderator
bro. Wm. Lantz laid in a complaint against himself for getting into an affray & calling a calling a men a liar. he fo9und guilty of sin & giving Sattisfaction is restored
Motioned by bro. A. Graves to take into consideration the alienation of the fifth rule of our decorum after investigation continued until next meeting
The matter respecting the ordaining of bro. Early to the office of a Deacon taken up & the helps from the churches as sent to attended (viz) from Middle Creek none, from Gunpowder brethren Lewis Conner & Elijah Kirtley, from Sandrun brethren C. Mathews, Wm. McCoy & Jeremiah Kirtley. bro. Moses Scott a member of Middle creek being present was invited to a Seat with the helps after examination by the helps it was unanimously agreed that bro. Early is a fit subject for ordination & the right be performed tomorrow after preaching
Sister Vena a black member Dec'd

Attest
Sign'd Jas. Dicken Mod
R Graves Clk
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[A complete record of the Churchbook is on microfilm in the local history section, Boone County Public Library, Main Branch, Burlington, KY. These records were transcribed by Jim Duvall, Union, KY 2008-9.]



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