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     The data below comes from pages 1-3 of the MINUTES OF THE THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION OF THE BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION OF TEXAS, HELD WITH THE BAPTIST CHURCH, AT LA GRANGE, TEXAS, COMMENCING OCT. 5TH, AND ENDING OCT. 7TH, 1878. The pamphlet was printed in Houston at the office of the Texas Baptist Herald in 1878. Researchers familiar with Baptist history in the Lone Star State will recognize in the material famous names, such as Z. N. Morrell and George Washington Baines, as well as names of individuals associated with Baylor University, like William Carey Crane. (Surnames are capitalized for emphasis and some punctuation may have been added for clarity.)

     President William Carey CRANE "in the Chair" called the convention to order at 10:30 a. m. Elder Z. N. MORRILL (sic) led the prayer. "Brethren" HARRIS, PICKETT, and W. H. DODSON called for and read letters from various churches and associations. Names enrolled and recognized as convention members were as follows:

Anderson Church - J. M. CARROLL, Pinckney HAWKINS, and W. R. HOWELL
Austin Association - F. S. ROUNTREE
Baptist Church at Blackjack - J. H. ROUTH, James T. ARNOLD, and John ARNOLD
Bethel Church - Kit Williams
Brenham - W. H. CARROLL, H. L. GRAVES, J. B. WRIGHT, O. H. P. GARRETT, and C. R. BREEDLOVE
Bryan - J. B. HARDWICK, F. M. LAW, and Sam. (sic) HENDERSON
Calvert - S. B. MCJUNCKIN and J. H. DRENNAN
Cedar Hill Church - F. HEISIG, W. SCHMELTEKOPF, I. SWENDENER, and W. STRUVE
Colorado Association - J. A. MCINTYRE
Cuero - F. KEIFER
Elm Grove - "Letter received" - (No further details)
Flatonia - A. S. BUNTING and P. C. BOWEN
Gay Hill - L. T. MCLEOD
German Ebenezer - A. HAUESLER, William WEDEMEYER, A. MEYER, A. VOSS, A. MILLER, and J. E. SYDOW
Houston - J. M. C. BREAKER, O. C. POPE, Jonas JOHNSTON, and Sister D. P. SHEPHERD
Independence - W. C. CRANE, J. H. LUTHER, S. S. CROSS, F. W. CARROLL, John MCKNIGHT, J. M. WILLIAMS, J. T. HAIRSTON, Wm. ROYALL, G. B. DAVIS, and Sisters F. B. DAVIS, Josephine HAIRSTON, and Rosa DAVIS
     (Editor's Note: Wm. was the abbreviation often used for William.)
LaGrange Church - B. F. DUNN, Isaac SELLERS, and Sisters DUNN and SELLERS
Lavaca River Association - Isaac SELLERS, P. C. BOWEN, and A. S. BUNTING
Lebanon Church - F. J. GLEISS
Little River Association - G. W. CAPPS, G. W. BAINES, Sr., and J. McA. (sic) BLACK
     (Editor's Note: G. W. Baines, Sr., is probably George Washington BAINES, ancestor of President Lyndon Baines JOHNSON.)
Live Oak - "Letter received per A. S. BUNTING."
Luling - Otis MCGAFFY, Sr., and B. G. HARRIS
Moulton - Pinckney HARRIS and N. B. BUNTING
Navasota Church - G. W. PICKETT, J. H. OWENS, J. J. FELDER, and J. W. TERRELL
Navidad - S. C. ORCHARD
New Bethel - J. F. BENNETT
North Elm Church - J. McA. BLACK
North Grove Church - T. B. COLEMAN

(To be continued)


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