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Members of Sand Run Baptist Church, Boone Co., Kentucky, 1819-1867


The following two membership lists are from the earliest Church minute books. They have been transcribed and published with the kind permission of the Pastor and Trustees of the Sand Run Baptist Church. The Minute Books remain in the possession of the Church at 1327 North Bend Rd., Hebron, KY 41048 (as of August 1997). Sand Run Church was formed on March 20, 1819, by 77 members of nearby Bullitsburg Baptist Church. Bullitsburg Church was the oldest in the North Bend Baptist Association of Kentucky, having been constituted in June 1794. (No such membership lists are known to survive at Bullitsburg Church.)

The Sand Run lists are invaluable since, inter alia, they indicate likely family groups including all names and show what happened to most parishoners--e.g., they provide death dates long before any civil authority kept them--or show by obtaining letters of recommendation to a new church that members likely moved. A list of footnotes is at the end; the "alias" means married name. Note some overlap between the two lists, especially at the beginning of the second list. There are two additional lists in the minute books of Black members of the Church. Asterisks designate those members that were baptized into the church.

The minutes themselves include some additional information about individuals, such as place of origin, reasons for dismissals, etc., as well as information about church administrative business. Interestingly, the minutes show that church regulations were to be adopted by majority, except for the admission and dismissal of members, which was decided by unanimity.

The lists were transcribed from the originals by Stephen W. Worrel and Anne W. Fitzgerald in 1996-97.

Use your browser's "find" feature to search for specific names. (Remember that the spelling of names varied considerably in those days.)

"Minutes of the Proceedings of the Sand Run Church"

[p. 149:] "List of the names of the white members of Sand Run Church"


How Members rec'd/How Dismissed/When dismissed/names & dates

Constituted
Mar. 20, 1819
Chichester Matthews deceased Sept. 7, 1828
Agnes Matthews deceased Apr. 1835
William Montague Excluded (1) Aug. 23, 1833
ditto Polly Montague deceased Mar. 15, 1821
ditto William N. McCoy deceased Sept. 19, 1838
ditto Nancy McCoy deceased Apr. 28, 1825
ditto Maria McCoy (2) by letter Mar. 16, 1822
ditto Beverly N. Ward by letter Aug. 23, 1823
ditto Nelly Ward by letter Aug. 23, 1823
ditto Cave Johnson deceased Jan. 19, 1850
ditto Jeremiah Kirtley by letter Oct. 1836
ditto Benjamin Mitchell by letter Mar. 26, 1831
ditto Andrew Brockman by letter Aug. 27, 1825
ditto Milley Brockman by letter ditto
ditto Tanday Brockman by letter Jan. 9, 1820
ditto John Brockman by letter Aug. 27, 1825
ditto Polly Leak ditto ditto
ditto Robert Gilmore Dismd by ltr Jan. 1829
ditto Cave Montague deceased Aug. 10, 1845
ditto Phebe Montague [left blank] [left blank]
ditto John Harvey by letter Nov. 26, 1825
ditto Clarissa Harvey ditto ditto
ditto Lewis Webb [left blank] [left blank]
ditto Susanna Watts deceased Mar. 8, 1841
ditto Nancy Watts (3) Excluded Sept. 24, 1842
ditto William Gaines [left blank] [left blank]
ditto Jenette Gaines [left blank] [left blank]
ditto Elijah W. Dulaney deceased Oct. 30, 1821
ditto Susanna Dulaney deceased Oct. 28, 1821
ditto Fanny Dulaney deceased Nov. 2, 1825
ditto Benjamin Dulaney dism by letter Feb. 27, 1830
ditto Lucy Brockman (4) deceased Jan. 2, 1831
ditto Susan Goodridge deceased Oct. 1, 1821
ditto Jacob Mitchell (5) Excluded July 23, 1831
ditto Elizabeth Mitchell by letter Dec. 17, 1821
ditto Stephen Robinson Jr. by letter May 20, 1820
ditto Kitty Robinson deceased July 24, 1821
ditto Elizabeth Draper [left blank] [left blank]
ditto Mary Beal deceased Oct. 5, 1822
ditto John Wilson by letter Apr. 28, 1832
ditto Mary Wilson ditto ditto
ditto James Wilson excluded Apr. 21, 1826
ditto Patsey Wilson (6) by letter Apr. 28, 1832
ditto Milley Wilson (7) ditto ditto
ditto Levi Clore excluded Mar. 25, 1825
ditto Polly Clore dsmd by letter June 26, 1830
ditto Reuben Clore dism by letter Mar. 27, 1830
ditto Abram Clore dism by letter Feb. 27, 1830
ditto Isaac Weldon excluded May 28, 1825
ditto Caty Weldon dism by letter Aug. 23, 1828
ditto Eli Spencer by letter Dec. 15, 1821
ditto Charity Spenser by letter Dec. 15, 1821
ditto James McCarty by constitution Oct. 1824
ditto Julian Ledger (8) --- 27 July 1850 [?]
Apr. 9 Benjamin Watts by letter Aug. 29, 1840
same Nancy Watts same same
same James Gilmore by letter Mar. 1829
same Sally Gilmore ditto Jany. 1825
same Daniel Beal ditto Mar. 1829
Mar. 20 Lucinda Townsend by letter 15 Jan. 1820
1819 James Osbern by letter 17 July 1829
15 May William Osbern Excluded 18 Nov. 1820
same Sally Kirtley --- ----
same Annah Bridges Deceased 5 Jan. 1822
same Caty Mitchell by Letter 26 Mar. 1831
same Nancy Mitchell (9) by letter 16 Mar. 1822
same Elizabeth Mitchell (10) Dismd letter 27 Sept. 1828
16 May Elizabeth Ledger Excluded 16 Dec. 1820
19 June Elizabeth Rouse [left blank] [left blank]
20 do Joicy Riddell Deceased 1836
same Caty Goodridge by letter 17 Mar. 1821
same Nancy Gaines by letter 28 Sept. 1822
17 June Thomas Whitaker Deceased [left blank]
1820 Elizabeth Whitaker Deceased 13 Feb. 1846
same Polly Whitaker Deceased 15 May 1821
same Frances Whitaker (11) Deceased 12 Feb. 1824
15 July Joseph Graves Deceased 22 Apr. 1836
same Melinda Graves by Letter 25 May 1844
same William Whitaker [left blank] [left blank]
same John Whitaker Deceased 16 Apr. 1847
same Mark Whitaker [left blank] [left blank]
same William Dollens by letter Dec. 1836
same Landon Robinson Deceased [left blank]
19 Aug. James Dollens by Letter Dec. 1836
15 May Garnett Mitchell Deceased May 1829
1819
16 June Esther McCarty by letter 15 Dec. 1821
1821
21 July Malinda Vickers by Letter 28 Feb. 1824
11 Aug. Josiah Chase by letter 19 Jan. 1822
19 June Matthew Spencer by letter 22 Jan. 1825
1822 Asher Fowler by Letter 22 Nov. 1823
15 May Salley Kirtley Deceased 9 Aug. 1822
1819
Jan. Nancy Gaines Deceased Mar. 11, 1842
1823
Mar. 20 Nancy Markland Dsmd. by ltr. 27 June 1824
1819
Feb. Jesse Markland Dsmd. by ltr. 27 June 1824
1824
Mar. Elizabeth Leak Dsmd. by ltr. 27 Aug. 1825
1824
Apr. 24 John Montague ditto 28 Nov. 1829
1824 Owen Kirtley [left blank] [left blank]
25th William Riddell Deceased Oct. 1825
" William Harvey Dsmd. by ltr. 26 Nov. 1825
" Lucinda Harvey Ditto ditto
May 22 John Kirtley (12) do/Excluded 28 Nov. 1829
" Virginia C. Webb Deceased Jan. 10, 1842
" Sally McCoy deceased Feb. 22 1842
Oct. 26 Caty McDaniel [left blank] [left blank]
1826
Apr. Beverly Hayden dismd. by ltr. 23 Jan. 1830
1825
July James Terrill dismd. by ltr. 27 Aug. 1836
1829
do Patsey Clay (13) Nov. 1844
Nov. Demas Moss dmsd. by ltr. 27 Feb. 1830
1829
Oct. Frances Whitaker Deceased 27 May 1835
1829
May Polly Johnson (14) dsmd. by ltr. 28 Sept. 1831
1830
Apr. David Hoshell Excluded 28 Mar. 1836
1831
ditto Elizabeth Hoshell dismd by ltr. Jan. 1835
Mar. Judith Whitaker Deceased Dec. 18, 1841
1832
June Benj. S. Waller dismd. by ltr. May 25, 1849
1832
Sept. John Miller No longer member Nov. 1844
1832
Nov. Polly Gooridge [left blank] [left blank]
1832
Feb. John Wilson dismd. by ltr. 27 Mar. 1841
1833
do Mary Wilson same same
do Milley Quick Deceased [left blank]
Mar. 26 Archilus Craig dismd. by ltr. Oct. 27, 1838
1836
Oct. Elizabeth W. Hoshell [left blank] [left blank]
1835
July 28 Mary Ann Webb Deceased Oct. 7, 1844
1838
Aug. 26 Eliza Hoshell (15) [left blank] [left blank]
do Angeline Daniels " "
Sep. 6 Mary Harden " "
Sep. 22 Sally Hedges Deceased April 1843
Oct. 27 Lydia Ann Balsley by letter 27 June 1840
Jan. 11 Elizabeth Watts by letter 29 August 1840
1840
Jan. 18 Sally Goodridge Deceased Dec. 15, 1845
Jan. 25 William H. Montague for constitution 26 Sept. 1840
do Sally A.L. Montague ditto
1839 [sic]
Sept. 28 Elizabeth Corn (16) [left blank] [left blank]
1840
Jan. 26 John W. Rogers Constitution 26 Sept. 1840
1840
Feb. 5 Elizabeth Corn (17) deceased Sept. 20, 1841
do Mary Corn (18) Dism by ltr. Nov. 22, 1845
Feb. 12 Samuel Balsly by Letter 27 June 1840
do Elizabeth Rogers Constitution 26 Sept. 1840
[#137 indistinct; crossed out; alias]
1840
Apr. 9 Samuel Ball [left blank] [left blank]
do Walter Goodridge " "
26 Mar. Bethshaba Rogers Constitution 26 Sept. 1840
--- Vernell Chevalier by letter 29 Aug. 1840
--- William Suggett [left blank] [left blank]
Ltr. Vernell Chevalier by letter Dec. 28, 1844
returned
Aug. 27 Nathaniel Green* [left blank] [left blank]
1842
Sept. 24 Mary Ann Whitaker* " "
do Thomas Whitaker* " "
Oct. 20 Alexander McDaniel* " "
Nov. 10 Sally Ann McDaniel* " "
Nov. 24 George Tolson* Excluded April 22, 1848
Nov. 26 John Kirtley [left blank] [left blank]
do Matilda Kirtley* Deceased March 18, 1844
1843
Feb. 26 Lydia Hurn [left blank] [left blank]
June 24 Clarissa Eldridge by letter Dec. 23, 1843
1847
June 26 P.B. Johnson [left blank] [left blank]
do A.S. Johnson " "
1848
Mar. 25 James Huey " "
do Mary Huey " "
24 June John W. Graves Deceased Feb. 24, 1849
do Louiza Graves By Letter May 26, 1849
1849
Feb. 22 Harriet Bradford* [left blank] [left blank]
July 23 John W. Johnson By letter Jan. 26, 1850

[The following list is from Sand Run Church Record Book #2, Aug. 1842 - Feb.
1903, p.272:]

1819
Mar. 20 Phebe Montague [left blank] [left blank]
do Lewis Webb Deceased Aug. 10, 1870
do William Gaines Deceased Nov. 24, 1866
do Jenette Gaines Deceased Nov. 18, 1863
do Elizabeth Hedges Deceased Sept. 21, 1858
June 19 Elizabeth Rouse [left blank] [left blank]
1820
July 15 William Whitaker Deceased Aug. 12, 1872
do Mark Whitaker Deceased Feb. 10, 1878
do William Dollins Deceased Nov. 4, 1850
1824
Apr. 24 Owen Kirtley Deceased June 23, 1895
1826
Oct. 20 Caty McDaniel Deceased Sept. 20, 1852
1832
Nov. 24 Polly Goodridge Deceased Sept. 29, 1850
1835
Oct. 24 Elizabeth Hoshal Dismd by ltr. [left blank]
1838
Aug. 26 Eliza Garland Excluded May 27, 1856
do Angeline Dimick (19) Deceased Mar. 9, 1888
Sept. 6 Hary Harden (20) Deceased Sept. 16, 1852
1839
Sept. 28 Elizabeth Whitaker Deceased April 11, 1870
1840
Mar. 28 America Hunt Dismd by ltr. Oct. 27, 1855
Apr. 9 Samuel Bell Deceased Dec. 24, 1862
do Walter Goodridge Deceased Dec. 14, 1881
Sept. 26 William Suggett Dismd by ltr. Oct. 26, 1850
1842
Aug. 27 Nathaniel Green Deceased Aug. 19, 1862
Sept. 24 Mary Ann Watts [left blank] [left blank]
do Thomas Whitaker " "
Oct. 20 Alexander McDaniel Letter [left blank]
Nov. 10 Sally Ann Murphy Deceased Sept. 26, 1850
Nov. 26 John Kirtley [left blank] [left blank]
1843
Feb. 26 Lydia Hurn Deceased Nov. 5, 1855
1847
June 26 Philip B. Johnson Dismd by ltr. Aug. 23, 1851
do A.S. Johnson ditto Do.
1848
Mar. 25 James Huey Dismd by ltr. Sept. 23, 1854
ditto Mary Huey Deceased Nov. 19, 1850
1849
Feb. 22 Harriet Bradford* Deceased Jan. 20, 1860
1850
Aug. 24 Elliot Rossel Excluded Mar. 27, 1852
ditto Polly Rossel Dismd by ltr. Feb. 26, 1853
1852
June 22 Jane Vaughn dismd. by ltr. Feb. 25, 1854
1851
April Patsey Foley Deceased Mar. 24, 1888
1853
Sept. 25 Isabel McDaniel* Deceased June 16, 1862
do Frances Vaughan* Excluded (21) June 26, 1858
do Emily Vaughan* Dismd. by ltr. Sept. 26, 1868
Sept. 27 Matilda Balsley* [left blank] [left blank]
Oct. 22 Jane Remily* Excluded May 23, 1857
Oct. 31 Ailsey Murphy* Deceased January 14, 1858
Nov. 2 Elizabeth Hayes* Deceased Jan. 28, 1887
Nov. 3 James Shotwell Excluded March 24, 1855
do Elizabeth Dimmick* Deceased (22) Apr. 5, 1869
Nov. 3 Sarah Dimmick* [left blank] (23) [left blank]
Nov. 4 William H. Steward* Dismd by ltr. Sept. 22, 1855
do Sarah A. Steward* ditto
do Susan Frances
Whitaker* (24) [left blank] [left blank]
Nov. 5 Stephen Robinson
Bradford* " "
Nov. 6 Esrom H. Scothorn* " "
do William Hurn* Excluded Feb. 27, 1858
Nov. 8 Eliz. M. Robinson* Dismd by ltr. Sept. 23, 1854
Nov. 9 Juliann Beall* Deceased Sept. 23, 1901
do Lucinda Clore* [left blank] [left blank]
do Jeremiah Foster* Excluded May 26, 1860
Nov. 11 Allen G.M.Goodridge*Excluded Feb. 23, 1860
Nov. 13 Matilda Hayden* [left blank] [left blank]
[??] Jane Maxin* Excluded Oct. 23, 1858
1856
Jan. 26 John Whitaker [left blank] [left blank]
Dec. 27 Eliz. M. Robinson " "
1858
July 24 Joseph K. Gill Dismd by ltr. Oct. 23, 1858
Apr. 28 James Huey Dismd by ltr. 27 Aug. 1859
1861
July Elisha Estis Dismd. by ltr. July 1867
1864
Mar. 26 Fergis German " Nov. 28, 1868
do Cynthia German Ditto Ditto
do Lou German Ditto Ditto
Aug. 26 Benjamin Terrill Dismd by ltr. [left blank]
1867
Aug. 14 Robt. E. Kirtley Deceased Aug. 31, 1898
do Mary Kirtley Deceased June 16, 1868
1880 Betsey McFee Deceased Sept. 14, 1885

[FOOTNOTES (in parentheses):]

(1) "United to a church of a different faith"

(2) "Alias Hoshell"

(3) "Sandford Alias"

(4) "Green Alias"

(5) "alias Speetsman"

(6) "Foley alias"

(7) "Quick alias"

(8) "Starky alias," "Ordered to be no longer a member"

(9) "Died before joining any church"

(10) "Alias Wineland"

(11) "Huey Alias"

(12) "Ex. for not using his letter"

(13) "No longer reported a member for long absence"

(14) "and afterwards excluded"

(15) "Alias Garland"

(16) "Alias Whitaker"

(17) "Alias Graves"

(18) "Alias Huey"

(19) "Alias Goodridge"

(20) "Being dismised by letter"

(21) "Alias Souther"

(22) "Alias Goodridge"

(23) "Alias Scothorn"

(24) "Alias Snyder"

END
(Asterisks designate those members that were baptized into the church.)