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[Record of members]


     The membership records seem somewhat disjointed as they begin; the church clerk had written that he had to make some adjustments as he was short of paper. From page 77 the records are more orderly. Some formatting changes were necessary for website purposes. A special thanks to Michael Capek and his wife, Terri, for transcribing these difficult documents. - Jim Duvall


Baptis'd = (B); Rec'd by Letter = (L); Dismifsed = (D); Excluded = E; Restor'd = (R); Deceased = Dec; (Do) = ditto [the same]

Date August 1826
Membership August 1826 - 97
October       Charles Belonging to Brother Ryle - (B) - (Dec)
January       Patsy - (Dec)
August 1826      Brother John Ryle - (Dec)

March Who has not been entered here to for So our number is At out[our] assosiation august 1826 - 93

1826<
September       Simeon Dear - (D)
October       Peggy Dear - (D)
November       Brother Benjamin Cave Returnd his letter -

January 1827       Brother James W Hayden - (E)
May       Brother Gregory - (E)
June       Wm Berkshire - (E)
Do       Israel Clore - (E)

[page 74]


This is the present statement of the church since last association May 10 1823 - (B) 3; (L) 2; (D) 5; (E) 1; (R) 0;(Dec) 1

North Bend Association now in fellowship 1823      122

September
1823       Sooky a black sister of Brother Ryles - (Dec)
Novem       Brother leek and wife - (D) 2
March 1824       Sister Matilda Waggoner - (D)
Do -       Polly Grant - (D)
D[o] -       James Stephens - (D)
March 1824       Brother hary of Jessie Gregory - (B)
March      Dicy Dear - (B)
May 1 824       Richard a black Brother - (Dec)
June       Aaron a black Brother of Brother hogans - (Dec)
May 1824       Aaron a black Brother of Brother Garnett - (R)
/ Jun       Aaron the last [unreadable] Dismifsed - (D)
July       Brother J Willis - (D)
August      Brother J Rice and Brother Ben Stephens - (E) 2

North Bend Association Now in fellowship 1824 - 108

October      edmund a black man - (D)
November       Dorcas Porter - (E)
1824 December      Dicky Berkshire - (E)
Febuary 2nd 1825      Joel Berkshire Deceasd - (Dec)
DC [Do] DC      John E Bush - (D)
March 1825      Benjamin Cave - (D)
May 1825      pegga Berkshire - (B)
June 1825      Brothr R garnett - (D)
North Bend assosiation Now in fellowship 1825 - 102
August 1825       Sister elizabeth Ryle - (Dec)
January the 12th 1826      Mary Ryle - (Dec)
May 1826       Phillis a black sister - (Dec)
June 1826       Ally a black sister - (E)
July 1826       fanny Bledso - (D)

[page 76]


A statement of the number of members in fellowship in Middle-creek church on the 25th of Sept 1817, collected from this book; to which is annexed in continuance; a test for all subsequent additions, and alterations, and is designed to shew at one view by a little addition and subtraction the precise number in fellowship at any future period. -


Baptis'd = (B); Rec'd by Letter = (L); Dismifsed = (D); Excluded = E; Restor'd - (R); Deceased = Dec; (Do) = ditto [the same]

Sept 25 1817       No. in fellowship 55

Oct 12th 1817
Garnett's Sam - (B)       56
Aaron Delph & wife - (L)
Susan Deer - (B)     57
Silence Cooper - (B)     58
Rosannah Dear - (L)
Nov 8th
Israel Clore - (B)      59
Jno. Stephenson - (B)       60
Jno. Ryle's Phillis - (B)      61
Frances Clore - (B)      62
Polley Stephenson - (B)       63
Joel Deer - (B)      64
John Hodges - (B)      65
Dec. 13th
Andrew Horsely - (B)       66
John Brady -(B)      67
John Hawkins Jr. - (B)       68
Polley Brady - (B)      69
Polley Hogan - (B)      70
Larken Ryle - (B)      71
James Cooper - (B)       72
Simeon Deer - (B)      73

Amt Carried over - [page 76]


Amt brot      73       (3 L)
Peggy Deer - (B)       74
Sally Ryle - (B)      75
Policy Willis - (B)      76
Matilda Willis - (B)      77
Hogans Abram - (B)      78
Benajah Rice's Dicy - (B)      79
Mr. Rice's Dicy - (B)      79
Elizabeth Hogan - (B)      80
Frances Ryle - (B)      81
Jno. Ryle's Charles - (B)      82
Jno. Ryle's Patsey - (B)      83
Susan Clore - (B)      84
Wm Green's Lucy - (B)      85
Joel Deer's Charlotte - (B)      86
Jan. 10th 1818
Kitty Hawkins - (B)      87
Frances Porter - (B)      88
Reese Porter - (B)      89
Squire C. Scott - (B)      90
Nancy Barkshire - (B)      91
James Ryle's Tony - (B)      92
Feb. 13th
John Hawkins - (B)      93
Moses Hawkins - (B)      94
Anjulina Ryle - (B)      95
Elizabeth Porter - (B)      96
Jane Huey - (B)      97
Samuel Huey - (B)      98
James Stephens - (B)      99
Elijah Ryle - (B)      100
John Scott - (B)      101
James Ryle's Jenny - (B)      102

Amt Carried over [page 77]


Amt brought over
Feb. 13th      102       (3 L)
Jno. Ryle's Amy - (B)      103
Edward Meeks' Amy - (B)      104
Jane Willis - (B)      105
John Ryles Jude - (B)      106
Policy Macklin - (B)      107
Rebecca Neal - (B)      108
Robert Huey - (B)      109
Armstead Willis - (B)      110
Benjamin Stephens - (B)      111
William Huey - (B)      112
John Neal - (B)      113
John Willis Jr.      (R) 1
Wm Willis's Jude      (R) 2
John Willis Senr.      (R) 3
David Fuquay      (R) 4
David Ryle - (B)      114
Reuben Graves's Aaron - (B)      115
John Ryle's Joy - (B)      116
Martha Porter - (B)      117
James Ryle - (B)      118
Benjamin Hodges - (B)      119
Agnes Stephens - (B)      120
Benjn Stephens' Milly - (B)      121
Jas Hawkins's Violette - (B)      122
Nancy Hawkins - (B)      123
John Ryle Junr - (B)      124
Betsey Graves - (L)      4
William Ryle - (B)      125

Amt Carried over [page 78]


Amt brot over 125 (B)       (4 L)       (4 R)
Lewis Riddle's Caesar - (B)      126
Joshua Rice - (B)      127
Dorcas Neal - (B)      128
Policy Neal - (B)      129
Jno. Ryle's March - (B)      130
Wm Berkshire - (B)      131
Joseph Berkshire - (B)       132
George Porter - (B)      133
Fanny Hawkins - (B)      134
Policy Scott - (B)      135
Joseph Hawkins - (B)      136
Peggy Rice - (B)      137
- Craig Bush - (B)      138
Vance - (B)      139
Jas Hawkins's Talbott - (D)      1
John Green - (B)      140
John Ryle's Alley - (B)      141
Susan Neal - (B)      142
Salley Forman - (B)      143
March 14th 1818
Jameson Hawkins & wife - (L)      6
Margaret Hawkins - (L)      7
Scipio Sedrick - (B)      144
Dimick - (D)      2
Elenor Garnett - (Dec)       1
May Benjamin Cave - (L)      8
June Felicia Berkshire - (B)      145
July Barbara Deer - (B)      146
Allen Deer - (B)      147

Amt carried over [page 79]


No. brot over - (B) 147 - (L) 8 - (D) 2 - (E) 0 - (R) 4 - Dec 1
July 1818
Wm Ryle's Jenny - (B)      148
Berkshire's Sam - (B)      149
Aug.
Polley Rice - (L)      9
Reuben Graves' Aaron - (E)      1
Sept. 5th
Reese Porter - (E)      1

Up to the association of 1818
Nov 1818
Jane Willis - (Dec)      3
Gideon Clore - (B)      150
Joannah Clore - (B)      151
July 3 of 1819
William Scott - (Dec)      
Richard Shackleford & wife - (D)      4
March 1819
Black Tony - (E)      2
Sept 1819

North-bend Association of 1819
No in fellowship in this church is inserted In the column of baptisd & the alterations Since last Association will stand in the Respective Columns Except Those which were baptisd - (B)      156; - (L)      0; - (D)      2; - (E)      1; - (Dec)      2
Reuben Graves & wife - (D)      2
Apl 1820 Elizabeth Porter - (Dec)      1
Jany 1820
Feb.
Nov 1819

North-bend Association Sept 1820
No. in fellowship inserted in the Column of baptisd ---------- 138

[page 80]


1821 December
Amy a black woman - (E)
1821 Aprile
Polly Robinson - (D)
1821 Aprile Rosanah Rittenhouse - (D)
1821 Do Polly Hosly - (D)
July Jacob a black man - (Dec)
August John Willis - (E)

North Bend association now in fellowship is as follows       (B) 132; (L) 0; (D) 3; (E) 2; (R) 0; (Dec) 1

1821 September John Neal - (E)
October Francis Ryle - (Dec)
Do John & Polly stephenson - (D)
Do John Hawkins - (D)
1822 January
Sam a black man - (E)
Febuary Noel smither - (E)
August Walter smith - (D)
North Bend association 124

1822 August
Joe and Dicy - (D)
Edmond by Experience - (B)
Dick by Do - (B)
Sister pegga Rice - (D)
Received Peter by Expernce - (B)
Anthony M and fanny leek - (L)

1823 Febuary
Jude - (Dec)
April
Andrew Horsley and wife - (D)

This statement is carried further Back in the Book for the want of paper

[page 81]



Dismisd By letter 2      Paris & wife
Restord 1      Mrs Macorcle
Dismist By letter 1      Do[unreadable]
Dismist By letter 1      Reuben Searcy
Received By letter 1      Walter Smith
Received By letter 1       Reuben Graves

      North-bend Association the 25th Sept 1817
     No. in fellowship 55

Received By letter 2      Delph and wife
Received By letter 1      Simeon Dear
Received By Expr 3      Clore wife & daughter
Received By Expr 2      Stephenson and wife
Received By Expr 1      Joel Dear
Received By Expr 1      Benjamin Dear and Wife
Received By Expr 1      Sharlot a black woman
Received By Expr 1      filas a black woman
Received By Expr 1      Lucy a black woman
Received By Expr 1      Polly Willis a daughter of Johnz
Received By Expr 1      John hoges
Received By Expr 1      Sam a black man of Robt Garnetts
Received By Expr 1      Sally Ryle wife of Larken Ryle
Received By Expr 1      Andrew Horsly
Received By Expr 1      John Brady
Received By Expr 1      John Hawkins Junior
Received By Expr 1      Polly Brady
Received By Expr 1      Polly Hogan
Received By Expr 1      Larken Ryle
Received By Expr 1      James Coper
Received By Expr 1      Simeon Dear
Received By Expr 1      Peggy Dear wife of John Dears
Received By Expr 1      Matilda Willis
Received By Expr 1      Abraham a black man of Elz. & John
Received By Expr 1      Elizabeth Hogan
Received By Expr 1      Frances Ryle wife of Wm Ryle
Received By Expr 1      Charles a black man of Jno. Ryles
Received By Expr 1      Patsy a black woman of Jno Ryles

[page 82]


Received By Expr - 1 -      Kitty Hawkins
Received By Expr - 1 -      Frances Porter
Received By Expr - 1 -      Recy Porter
Received By Expr - 1 -      Squire Scott
Received By Expr - 1 -      Nancy Barkshire wife of Wm Berkshire
Received By Expr - 1 -      tony a black man of James Ryles
Received By Expr - 1 -      Betsy Graves wife of Reuben Graveses
Received By Expr - 1 -      Amy a black woman of Edward Meekses
Received By Expr - 1 -      Dicy a black woman of Benajah Rice
Received By Expr - 1 -      Dicy a black woman of Mrs Rice
Received By Expr - 1 -      William Ryle
Received By Expr - 1 -      Seasor a black man of Lewis Riddles
Received By Expr - 1 -      Joshuay Rice
Received By Expr - 1 -      Dorcas Neal
Received By Expr - 1 -      March a black Boy of John Ryles
Received By Expr - 1 -      Polly Neal
Received By Expr - 1 -      William Barkshire
Received By Expr - 1 -      Joseph Barkshire
Received By Expr - 1 -      Gorge Porter
Received By Expr - 1 -      Fanny Hawkins [unreadable]
Received By Expr - 1 -      Polly Scott wife of Wm Scotts
Received By Expr - 1 -      Silence Cooper James Cooper wife
Received By Expr - 3 -      Jm Hawkins wife and Daughter Peggy
Received By Expr - 1 -      Sippeow Sedrick
Received By Expr - 2 -      Joseph Hawkins & wife Nancy
Received By Expr - 1 -      Peggy Rice wife of Wm Rice
Received By Expr - 1 -      John Hawkins Junr
Received By Expr - 1 -      Moses Hawkins
Received By Expr - 1 -      July An Ryle
Received By Expr - 1 -      Elizabeth Porter wife of Jas Porter
Received By Expr - 1 -      Gincy Hewey
Received By Expr - 1 -      WarfiellHewey
Received By Expr - 1 -      Jams Stevens
Received By Expr - 1 -      Eijah Ryle
Received By Expr - 1 -      John Scott
Received By Expr - 1 -      John Willis Junior
Received By Expr - 1 -      John Willis Seignor
Received By Expr - 1 -      Gincy a black woman of James Ryles
Received By Expr - 1 -      Amy a black woman of Joh Ryles
Received By Expr - 1 -      Gincy Willis wife of John Willis Seignor

[page 83]


Rcd By Expr - 1 - Judy a black woman of John Ryles
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Polly Marlow
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Robert Hewey
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Rebecah Neal
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Armstead Willis
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Benjamin Stevens
Rcd By Expr - 1 - William Hewy
Rcd By Recantation Jude Wm Willises slave
Rcd By Expr - 1 - John Neal
Rcd By Expr - 1 - David Ryle
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Aron a black man of Reuben Graveses
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Jay a black man of Mrs. Rices
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Matty Porter
Rcd By Expr - 1 - James Ryle Junior
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Benjamin Hoges
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Aggy Stevens
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Mily a black woman of andrew Stevenses
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Vilet a black woman of Joseph Hawkines
Recd by Recantation David Fuquay
Rcd By Expr - 1 - John Ryle Jun
Rcd By Expr - 1 - Craig Bush
Rcd By Expr 1 Vance
Dismist 1 by letter Dimick a black man
Dismist 1 by letter Talbert a black man of John Ryles
Received By Expr 1 John Green
Received By Expr Ally A black woman of John Ryles
Dismist 1 Elenor Garnett
Rcd By Expr 1 Susan Neal
Rcd By Expr 1 Sally furman
Rcd By Expr 1 Washington faguay
Rcd By Relation fuquay
Apr 10th 1818
Rc'd by letter 1 - Benjn Cave
Rcd by Experience Philitia Barkshire

[page 84]



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