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Minutes of an Unknown Church
November 1861 - July 1862
Rabun Co., GA


Submitted 22 September 2006 by Gail Smith Boyle.

Submitter's notes: It is unfortunate that I do not know what the name of the book was that these pages were copied from. It appears to be church meeting minutes for the Camp Creek Baptist Church in Rabun County, Georgia. I say that because I recognize so many family names that attended that church. I hope to find additional pages in the boxes of my sister's research or perhaps find out where the original book of minutes are and read other pages. Please note that I typed the text as accurately as I could. The handwriting is fairly good and I can provide a scanned copy of the pages to anyone requesting it. Please email me at mysmithfamily [at] comcast.net. Numbering appears to start at (2) for several of the meetings.

Note from web manager: Other researchers have written in and emphatically stated that these are not notes from Camp Creek Baptist Church. Anyone with information that could help identify these records is invited to share such information.




November 30, 1861

Church met and after worship proceeded to business found in peace.

(2)The church appointed Abel Williams Clerk for the next year 1862.
(3)The church took up a charge against Sister Page and Sister Clarisa Godfrey for being in disorder and appointed brethren to site them to our next conference.
(4)Dismissed Brother John B. Smith and wife by letter from this body.


June Term 4, 1862

Church met and after worship proceeded to business found in peace.

(2)The church took up the charge against Sister Page and Sister Godfrey and laid it over till our next conference and appointed Brother John T. Ramey and Brother John Chappell to go and cite Sister Clarisa Godfrey to our next conference.
(3)The church took up a charge against Sister Fannie Smith for improper and hard sayings against the church and laid it over till our next conference.
(4)Church made choice of Brother John Coffee for our moderator for the present year 1862.

Charles Smith cc.


February Term 1862

Church met and after worship proceeded to business found in peace.

(1)Read the charge against Sister Godfrey and Sister Page. The church appointed a committee. Abel Williams, J. Ramey, J. Smith, J.L. Smith, C. Smith, A.J. Smith to settle with the sisters. They report the sisters made peace with each other in full satisfaction.
(2)Took up the charge against Sister Fannie Smith and laid it over till our next conference. Appointed brethren to cite her to our next conference Abel Williams and John McCrakin.
(3)The church changes her meeting days from the first to the fourth lords day in each month. Sunday the 2 received Elizabeth Smith by _____.


February Term 22, 1862

Church met and after worship proceeded to business.

(1)Dismissed the charge against Sister Fannie Smith it being a false charge. Signed by order of the church. Abel Williams cc.
(2)The church dismissed our Brother John Chappel by letter.


March Term 1862

Church met and after worship proceeded to business found in peace.


April Term 1862

Found in peace.


May Term 1862

The church found in peace.


June Term 1862

Church met and after worship proceeded to business found in peace.

(2)Dismissed W.M. Godfrey by letter.


July Term 26, 1862

Church met and after worship proceeded to business.





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