Clear Creek Church (Christain)
Cemetery, McNairy County, Tennessee
This is the only photo I have ever seen of the Clear Creek Christian (Church of Christ) Church. The original or at least another copy is in the hands of Duane Helweg. I am unaware of the founding date of this church but I have an ancestor named John B. Kerr & his wife Priscilla who settled here in 1844. Other (siblings) family members followed them or came here about the same time from Maury County Tennessee and it is my belief they were all members of the Christian Church. It is clear the building was constructed in early times when separate doors for women and men were provided. That included separate benches after gaining entrance.
The writing at the bottom of the photo is describing where years ago Martha Bea Brooks Wicker went to church. This church facility was actually abolished about in the 1970s. I had contact with Sherry Ladd who grew up here and she among others tried to prevent its demolition but was unable to prevent that. C. Wayne Austin 3 Oct 2011.
I (Doris Oswalt) am including Duane’s book signature. He has actually been to the historic Shiloh Methodist Church for a book signing of his book about Shiloh as noted here:
Author of: Lone Survivor At Shiloh
Available online at: eParks.com
Book web site: RimrockWritings.com
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