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Rev. William A. Tait
Georgia 1805-1873
Minister of Summerhill Church, Pleasant Grove Church,
Harmony Church, Shady Grove Church

The Christian Index, Published every Wednesday at Macon, Georgia
By a Committee of Brethern, for the Georgia Baptist Convention

Janunary 31, 1850

On the 6th inst., by the Rev. William A. Tate, Mr. S.B. Rushing and Miss Mary B. Gregory all of Stewart Co., GA.

August 28, 1851

For the Christian Index:

Brother Dagg- I send you the account o f a meeting that commenced Friday before the Lords day in July. The church seemed to be cold at the commencement, and for several days there seemed but little interest more than a full attendance of thr church and congregation. The meeting continued day and night for eleven days, in which time the good Lord was blessed to pour out his spirit in rich profusion upon his children, and sinners was made to tremble and seek salvation in the merits of Christ. Many found peace in beliving. The result was twenty-eight baptised, four recieved by letter, one restored. We had the aid of Brother Tate and Brother Steely, and in the latter part of the meeting Brother J. H. Campbell. The church met again on the next Saturday and Sunday and received two more by experience, making ---- by experience. Yours truly in Gospel bonds,

Z. Powell, Green Hill, Stewart Co., August 09, 1851

October 26, 1854

Brother D. G. Da?iell, of Thomasville, communaicates, interesting intelligence to his son, in a letter from which we are permitted to make the following claims:

In most if not all of these mettings, backsliders were reclaimed and some who had always been regarded as {?} members were made seriously to enquire into the reason of the hope that swelt within them. I have learned also that Brother Tate of this county {Thomas} had a very interesting sermon at Summerhill Church, some eight or ten miles off, during which he baptized between fifteen and twenty. Besides all this there are to mind, unmistakable evidences that Baptist interest are strengthening in this region.

Mintues of the Bowen Baptist Association,
Held with the New China Grove Church, Mitchell County, Georgia
October11, 12 and 13, 1872
Officers: J. L. Underwood - Moderator, W. L. Curry - Clerk
Macon, Georgia, J. W. Burke and Co., Book and Job printers 1872


Report of Committee on Deceased and Indigent Ministers

Your committee beg leave to report that this body is called on to mourn the loss of two of the most devoted and efficient ministers within its membership. Brother William A. Tate has died and it is belived, has entered the rest that remains for the people of God. He was on the olded of the Fathers of Isreal in our Associations. But while the brethren are left to mourn in sadness his departure from our brothergood, and will miss his widsom and experience in council, they may safely rejoice in the assurance that their loss is his eternal gain.

For Genealogy Research only
Records for the Tait Family of Georgia
October 24, 2003