The following are "articles" picked up from various sources. - Jim Duvall
"In March, 1871, Rev. Green Clay Smith entered upon his work as pastor of the church and served until September, 1872."
[S. J. Conkwright, History of the Churches in Boone's Creek Association, "First Baptist Church, Winchester, Kentucky," 1923, p. 131.]
Green Clay Smith is listed among the men who had served as pastor of the Mount Sterling Baptist Church.
[S. J. Conkwright, History of the Churches of Boone's Creek Baptist Association of Kentucky, "Mount Sterling Baptist Church," p. 145.]
In 1879, Smith attended the Elkhorn Association; the Minutes state: "Preaching at the stand by Elder G. Clay Smith . . . ."
Green Clay Smith was called to the pastorate of First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky in 1881. The church records indicate they voted to pay him an annual salary of $300.00 on a monthly basis. [Information provided by Curtis Gilliland, Somerset, Kentucky.]
W. D. Nowlin in his Kentucky Baptist History, lists Green Clay Smith as being elected Moderator of the General Association of Baptists from 1879 to 1887, a total of nine years; he was the preacher at the meeting in Paducah in 1873. [p. 128]
An Address in Washington on a Constitutional Amendment, by Rep. Green Clay Smith. Delivered in the U. S. House of Representatives, 1865 - A Link from "Baptists and the American Civil War," On-line history.
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