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MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH , GREENE COUNTY , MISSOURI

 

Analysis by Jan Lawson 3 7 2009

of "Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Minutes 1838 - 1870", published by the  Greene County Archives & Records Center, Springfield, MO., Feb. 2008*

(Thank you Jan Lawson for this contribution.)

The "Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church , Greene County , Missouri , Minutes 1838 - 1870", Original Book of Minutes supplied by Congregation of Mt. Pleasant Church, published by Greene County Archives & Records Center , Springfield , MO. , Feb. 2008, pgs. a – l and pgs. #1 - #151 with Index pgs. #152 - #162.   There were no minutes bet. July 1861 - March 1862. Minutes jump from April & May 1862 to April 1863.  The Church adopted a Constitution against Secession in March 1864 and agreed to "Exclude" members 6/2/1864 who "have left our portion of the country and are not in convenient distance to be enquired after…”.  In other words, anyone who was pro slavery and any Confederate sympathizers who had gone South during the war and not returned.    

There are multiple lists of Membership in the Minutes so I am going to list each of them and get them out of the way.  I will then go back and document the actual Minute entries where they exist.  

Pg. #1 Original 1838 Membership List (at the bottom of pg. is 3596).  This list includes “Notes” made by someone other than the Church Clerk and not part of the original list drawn up Jan. 1838.  I have listed the names of each Member and any “Notes” beside their names.  The “Notes” are usually “Dis” (Church Minutes indicate this was Dismissed); “Exc.” or “Excluded”; “Dis. by Let” (Letter of Dismission); “Expelled” (same as Excluded) and “Dead” or “Deceased”.  Original members totaled 14.  People moved frequently and with each move they requested a “Letter of Dismission”. Some returned to the community and were then accepted back into membership. Not all “Letters of Dismission” nor fellowship renewals were listed in the Minutes.  Only James Gilmore’s date of death is cited in the Minutes.  No other deaths are listed.  Also, dates must be closely monitored as they are usually indicated as a “Friday before” or “Sat.” (Saturday) or “Sabbath” within a given month/year.  

***The Greene Co. Records and Archives has reviewed the actual Church minutes and indexed this publication.  They state that Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church was constituted 3rd January 1838 (1/3/1838).  That is not what the actual Minutes state.  The Church Minutes begin, “January 3rd Sat. 1838” which was the 3rd Sat. in the month of January, 1838 or 1/20/1838. The whole Minutes Book is stated in this particular style.  

“January 3rd Sat. 1838” (1/20/1838).  “We the undersigned having Met At Brother John GILMORE according to appointment for the purpose of becoming An organized Church being attended by Brethren David COFFMAN, John GILMORE & Elijah WILLIAMS the Latter an ordained  Preacher the two former ordained deacons all of the United Baptist church of Christ Who agree to give aid In the constitution.  1st Elijah WILLIAMS chosen Moderator.  2nd John GILMORE chosen Clerk protem.  3rd the following Letters presented & the Members names enrolled as follows.   

                                                        Members  

1st William Tatum

#2 Rebecca Tatum (If this was Phoebe (Barham) Tatum then her middle name was Rebecca).

#3 Andrew Simmons “Excluded from Christ” (name is marked through.  According to Church Minutes Andrew Simons was “Excluded” 9/12/1840 for unchristian conduct).

#4 Thomas Simmons

#5 Rebecca Simmons “Dead 1847”

#6 Agnes Davis “Dis”

#7 John Davis “Dis”

#8 Margaret Davis “Dis”

#9 Bersheba Gilmore “Dis”

#10 Elizabeth Granthem “Dead 1848”

#11 John C. Johnson “Excluded” (John Curtis Johnson  -  Church Minutes indicate he was excluded for intoxication 8/27/1841;  readmitted to fellowship 8/13/1842; requested a Letter of Dismission 12/2/1845 which was objected to by James Gilmore and finally discontinued as member 5/8/1847 after he had moved to Randolph Co., IL.).

#12 Appy Johnson “Dis” (Appy (Folden) Johnson w/o John Curtis Johnson. Church Minutes indicate she was Dismissed by letter 12/13/1845).

#13 Charles L. Peck “Dis”  (Charles Lee Peck. Minutes indicate Letter of Dismission requested 2/2/1859. He apparently returned to fellowship bef. 1868. He died 7/4/1873 and buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery ).

#14 Louisa Peck “Dis” (Louisa (Latham) Peck w/o Charles Lee Peck.  Minutes indicate Letter of Dismission requested 2/2/1859.  She died July 1865 but no Tombstone at Mt. Pleasant ).

 

4th  The following articles of faith have been read and agreed to.

 

Pg. 2

 

                                                         Articles of Faith

 

1st  We believe In one only true and living God the father the word & the Holy Ghost and these three are one.

 

2nd  We believe the Scriptures of the old and new testaments are the written word of God the only Rule of faith and practice.

 

3rd  We believe In the doctrine of original Sin as Revealed in the Scriptures.

 

4th  We believe In the doctrine of Election by grace as given us in Christ before the World began.

 

5th  We believe in Mans Impotency to Recover himself from the fallen state he __ in by nature by his own free will and ability.

 

6th  We believe that Sinners are Justified In the Light of God only by the Righteousness of Jesus Christ imputed to them.

 

7th  We believe that the Saints will preserve in grace and never finally fall away.

 

8th  We believe that baptism & the Lords Supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ that true believers are the only Subjects thereof and that baptism is Immersion.

 

9th  We believe in the Resurrection of the dead and general Judgment.

 

10th  We believe the punishment of the wicked & the joys of the Righteous will be Eternal.

 

11th  We believe that no man has a right to administer the ordinances of Jesus Christ but those who are baptised, called of God regularly sent forward to the work.

 

12th   We believe the foregoing articles Contain the doctrines Received In the holy scriptures. 

 

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                                                        Rules of Decorum

 

1st  The church shall have a moderator & A clerk.  The duty of the moderator shall be to take the opinion of the church on questions legally brought before It & to See that the Rules of this Decorum are attended too.

 

2nd  The duty of the Clerk Shall be to take A correct Minute of the procedure of the Church.

 

3rd  We agree to meet together at least once a month for conference the same to be opened & closed by Praise or praying.

 

4th  We Must not Expose the failing of Christians but gospel steps Must be taken by Way of dealing as Recorded In St. Matthews 18 chapt. And other Scriptures Which Respect church decepline.

 

5th  But If a public offence is committed there must be an open acknowledgment for the same.

 

6th  When members fail filling their seats at our Conference Except providentially hindered they are liable to be dealt with as the church may think proper .  ***This Rule has been struck by being XXXX out.  Undetermined by Church Minutes when this occurred.

 

7th  No male member shall absent himself from the Church In time of sitting Except liberty be obtained from the moderator.  ****This could refer to Church attendance or it could actually be Tithing they are talking about?????

 

8th  Only one shall speak at a time & no one is allowed to make remarks on the Steps or Imperfection of the person who has spoke before & no one Is Moved to speak more than three times to one subject unless liberty be obtained from the Church.

 

8th  We agree to do all our business by a Majority Except the Reception of members which shall be Unanimous.  *****This Rule was also numbered 8.

 

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10th  All Motions Made and Seconded shall be considered by the church except withdrawn by the person who made it.

 

11th  but all motions made & not seconded Shall fall through.

 

12th  The moderator shall have the same liberty of speech as any other member provided the chair be filled but not allowed a vote only in case of argued divide.

 

13th  Resolved that the Articles of Faith & Rules of Decorum be Read once in three months.

 

Article 6th amended as follows.  If any male member fail[s] attending three church meetings in succession the church shall inquire of his attendance.

 

14th  Resolved that the constitution of the United States is a wise and just system of government calculated to deal out justice more effectually than any form of government Known therefore Resolved that the act of Secession is Sinful is Rebellion against civil law and cannot in justice be tolerated either by civil or Religious government.  Resolved that we declair an unfellowship with said act of Secession and hold all church members who have used Their influence or favor of said act duty bound to made Satisfaction to the church.  

*****The Church adopted #14 above in March 1864.  As the Rules of Decorum decided how the Church conducted its business and regulated the propriety of its Membership this addition allowed the Church body to then vote to “Exclude” Southern sympathizers from their membership or anyone at a distance who could not be inquired about (those who had joined the CSA).  They did so 6/2/1864.  Pgs. #5 & 6 contain a list of Members numbered #15 thru #92 who joined the Church aft. Jan. 1838 (#15 thru #78 designated membership as of  9/10/1842 with #79 thru #92 designating membership added after that date).  Again, I stress that the “Notes” listed beside each name were added after original list was compiled.   It is impossible to know when these notes were added or by whom, i.e. the Church Clerk (at the time the membership list was compiled) or someone doing modern research.  Pg. #90 lists Minutes for August 1859 meeting in which a committee examined the Church Book and said it was incorrect as to some names that were known to be dismissed by letter and not marked as such in the list of names and some other dead and not marked as such in the list and some known to be members whose names were not found on the list.  I have put the “Notes” listed beside each member’s name in quotes and added my comments in parenthesis ().  I have not included all the surnames in the Minutes but only those which pertain to the families we have researched.    

Other surnames listed were Acuff; Alexander; Antony; Ayres; Bagbee; Barker; Bass; Beckly; Best; Biggs; Bingham; Bolman; Bonman; Boston; Bowman; Bradley; Bray; Brazee; Brower; Brown; Bryan; Bryant; Buckner; Buford; Campbell; Chadwick; Cheenoth; Coffman; Con; Cook/Cooke; Corum; Couch; Cox; Crain; Creighton; Daniel; Davis; Delany; Densmore; Depreese/Depriest; Dickens; Dodd; Donington; Downig; Dunsmore; Dyre; Eans; East; Elam; Ernest; Evans; Fifer; Fillips; Fisher; Ford; Foster; Frisbee; Gady; Gilmore; Gooden; Grant; Grantham; Griffet/Griffith; Grigsbee; Hackney; Hall; Hardman; Hasten; Hasting; Hay; Haynie; Hicks; Hill; Hodge/Hoge; Holder; Holland; Horner; Howard; Hoyle; Hucelby; Hudgens; James; Jarrett; Johnston; Jones; Julian; Kelly; Kelsey; Kensinger; Killingsworth; King; Knight; Landers; Langston; Lastley; Lawrence; Lenville; Likins; Littrel; Logan; Lotspeach; Lowry; Loyd; McBee; McClure; McCure; McEntire; McMaster; Mallicoat; Mason; Mathews; Maxfield; Maxwell; Mires; Moss; Murphy; Myres; Norris; Olliver; Peck; Potter; Ragsdale/ Ragsdall; Rainy; Ray; Reaves; Reider; Renshaw; Renfro; Roads; Roberts; Rook/Rooks; Rookard; Russel; St. Johns; Sage; Sewell; Sheppard; Simmons/Simons; Skeen; Sloan; Small; Smith; Snider; Spencer; Stocdel/Stogsdel; Stowell; Tat; Teague; Thomas; Turner; Wadlow; Walker; Watson; West; White; Whitlock; Williams; Williamson; Wilson; Wrightman, Young and Zumalt.  

If any of the above surnames are familiar, I would be glad to look them up for you.   

Pg. #5 – This pg. headed “Number of Members in Constitution”.  Pg. #5 and a portion of pg. #6 list the Church Membership as of 9/10/1842 and “Notes” of Dismissed/ Excluded/Dead were added possibly as late as 1865 [jml].      

#21 Casander Tatum “Dis” (I believe this was Cassandra (Robinson) Tatum d/o Littleberry and Cassandra (Graham) Robinson and w/o John Howard Tatum.  Cassandra and John married in Russellville, Logan Co., KY. 9/26/1836.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 1/19/1839 (pg. #8) and was dismissed by Letter 3/11/1848 (pg. #39) which agrees with her and John listed on 1850 and 1860 Dade Co., MO. census records.  The church minutes never list John Tatum, J. H. Tatum or John Howard Tatum on any Membership list but several church records do list him.  There are references to John Tatum being elected to a Church committee (along with Greenberry Robinson) on 8/14/1858 and John H. Tatum listed as church Moderator at a meeting on 3/10/1860 (the 1860 Dade Co. census was dated 6/26/1860).  Cassandra is not cited as being readmitted to fellowship after 1848.  It is possible they moved back and forth between Greene Co. and Dade Co. and the Membership lists weren’t updated with each move.  Cassandra not listed on Church Membership list taken bet. 1844 – 8/1859 nor was she listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  I did not find Cassandra and John on the 1870 census but they were known to be in Grayson Co., TX.  Cassandra and John both died in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. and were buried Lamar Street Cemetery (now West Hill Cemetery ), Sherman, Grayson Co., TX (John is marked and Cassandra is unmarked)  

#22 James F. Barham “Dis” (James Freeman Barham s/o James Barham and Prudence (Freeman) Dunn/Barham. James married Margaret Holbrook 10/25/1810 in Stokes Co., NC. Church Minutes indicate James was received by Letter 3/16/1839 (pg. 8) with wife Margaret.  He was dismissed. by Letter 2/14/1857 (pg. 76) with daughters Susan and Pheby Barham). James not listed on Church Membership list taken bet. 1844 – 8/1859 nor the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  James and family in Polk Co., MO. 1860s and 1870s where both James and Margaret died.  Burial places unknown.  

#23 Peggy Barham “Dis” (Margaret “Peggy” (Holbrook) Barham w/o James Freeman Barham. Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 3/16/1839 (pg. 8) with husband James.  Margaret wasn’t dismissed but actually withdrew 7/12/1845 (pg. 30) though she and James were still in Greene Co., MO. on 1850 census. James and daughters Susanna and Pheby were dismissed by Letter 2/14/1857 (pg. 76). It appears Margaret was never readmitted into fellowship.  She was not listed on the Church Membership list taken bet. 1844 – 8/1859 nor was she listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list).  

#24 Sarah Tatum (I believe she was Sarah “Sally” (Robinson) Tatum d/o of Littleberry and Cassandra (Graham) Robinson w/o Lewis F. Tatum.  Sarah and Lewis married 12/22/1835 in Logan Co., KY.  If correctly identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 8/10/1839 (pg. 9).  She was received alone.  There is never mention of Lewis F. Tatum anywhere in the Church records.  Sarah Tatum was listed as Member #25 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) with “Excluded” beside her name.  “Excluded” had to have been added after the Civil War began because of her sympathy with the Southern cause (husband Lewis served in CSA).  Sarah was not listed on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list.  She and Lewis joined the Tatum Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) and remained in Greene Co., MO. where Sarah died at Springfield, MO. 8/27/1884 and Lewis died there 9/5/1890.  Both are buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO.   .  

#26 Henry H. Blanchard “Dis” (I think he was Henry Hudson Blanchard. If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate he was received by Letter 4/18/1840 (pg. 11) with wife Mary.  They were dismissed by Letter sometime bet. 1840 – 1857 as they were readmitted by Letter 6/13/1857 (pg. 77) along with Mahala Blanchard.  Henry was listed on Church Membership list taken bet.1844 - 8/1859 (pg. 135) and also was elected to a committee 1/14/1860 to hear charge against John McClure for false statements. He was listed as Member #85 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 137) with “Dead 1861” beside his name.  The notation “Dead 1861” had to have been added after the Civil War began with “1861” being incorrect because Henry was murdered by Union troops 2/12/1862.  Son John A. Blanchard was member of CSA but Henry never confirmed as member.  He was buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. ).  *Note:  Bio on John Andrew Blanchard stated that Henry was killed 2/12/1862 but Tombstone lists date of death as 2/13/1862.  I would lean toward the Bio. with 2/13/1862 being date of burial.  

#27 Mary Blanchard “Dis” (I think she was Mary Webb (Patton) Blanchard w/o Henry Hudson Blanchard.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 4/18/1840 (pg. 11) with her husband and again on 6/13/1857 (pg. 77) with her husband and Mahala Blanchard.  Mary listed on Church Membership taken bet. 1844 - 8/1859 (pg. 135) and as Member #86 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 137) with “Excluded” beside her name.  “Excluded” had to have been added after the Civil War began as both Henry and Mary were active in the church until sometime after 1860.  Both sons John Andrew Blanchard and Greene Irwin Blanchard fought for the CSA.  Mary continued to live in Greene Co., MO. after the War and there 1/13/1879.  She was buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. ).  

#30 James Murry “Dis” (s/o of Alexander Murray and Barbara Julian.  Church Minutes indicate he was received by Letter 7/11/1840 (pg. 12) with wife Jane. Though James was not included on the Membership list dated 8/1859 nor the list dated 8/12/1865, according to Church Minutes he was very active in church matters from 1840 - 1867 serving on committees, delegations and as moderator at various meetings.  Early meetings were held at his home.  No formal request for Letter of Dismission was found in Church records. James was listed as a founding member of the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) which was started 2/17/1867.  He must have rejoined Mt. Pleasant Baptist church as he was confirmed as on of their Deacons and a Trustee for the Church in deed for purchase of land by the Church from his daughter and son-in-law D. O. (Darthula) KILE and husband L. F. (Lee Fine) KILE dated 5/1/1894.  James died ca. 1898 in Greene Co., MO. but place of burial unknown).  

#31 Jain Murry “Dead” (I believe she was Jane Long (Douglass) Murray w/o James Murray.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 7/11/1840 (pg. 12) with husband James and confirm she was James Murray’s wife.  She was cited as an arbitrator in dispute between Emoline Simon and Eppy McClure 3/8/1851 (pg. 51) which was the last time cited in Church records. Son James Kelsey E. Murray stated in his 1907 Eastern Cherokee Application that his mother died in 1852 so I am unsure when “Dead” was added.  Jane was not included on the Membership list dated 8/1859).  

#33 James Dunn “Dis” (I think James was s/o John and Jeanette “Jane/Jenny” (Holbrook) Dunn.  If correct identification, then Church Minutes indicate he was received by Letter 7/26/1840 (pg. 12) and was active in Church matters until 2/8/1851 when James, wife Harriet and son John received Letters of Dismission (pg. 51).  Apparently wherever they went they didn’t stay long as they were readmitted to fellowship 8/18/1852 (pg. 58).  They again requested Letters of Dismission on 3/10/1855 (pg. 68) when I assume they left for Cherokee, Butte Co., CA.  James was listed on Church Membership list taken bet. 1844 - 8/1859 (pg. 132) with “Dis” beside his name.  He was not listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  

#41 Mary Graham (I think Mary was d/o Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson and w/o James McKoin Graham.  Mary and James married 10/27/1836 in Logan Co., KY. If correct identification, then Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 6/25/1841 (pg. 15) with Sarah Robinson.  Mary was listed as Member #91 on the 8/1859 Church Membership List (pg. 138) with “Dead” beside her name which had to have been added aft. 1859 as she was listed on the 1860 Greene Co., MO. census.  Mary was not listed on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list nor on the 1870 U. S. census. I believe she died bet. 6/1860 – 6/1861.  She wasn’t listed on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list). *Note:  If Mary Graham was Mary (Robinson) Graham then Sarah Robinson was Mary’s mother.  

#42 Sarah Robinson  (I think she was Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o Charles N. Robinson.  If correct identification, and if Mary Graham has been correctly identified above, Church Minutes indicate Sarah was received by Letter 6/25/1841 (pg. 15) with Mary Graham.  Sarah was listed as Member #37 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) and as Member #12 on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140) with “Dead” beside her name.  The 8/1859 Mt. Pleasant Church Membership list is the last known record for Sarah in Greene Co., MO. confirming her being alive at that time.  She was not found on the 1860 U. S. census nor any subsequent census/deed record in Greene Co., MO.  Though Sarah is listed with a Church Membership # in 1865, I believe She died aft. Aug. 1859 but before June 1860.  She strongly supported the Southern cause which would have "Excluded" her from the Church by Mar. 1864 when the Church adopted a resolution against Secession.  If alive when the Church Membership list was updated Aug. 12, 1865, I believe she would have had "Excluded" rather than "Dead" beside her name.  No indication where Sarah was buried but as her father James Barham was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and the likelihood is strong that her sister and brother-in-law William and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum were buried there, Sarah probably buried there also).   

#43 Prudence Tatum (I think Prudence was d/o Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson and w/o William Tatum.  Prudence and William married in Logan Co., KY. 10/26/1834. If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 1/4/1842 (pg. 17) with Eliza Robinson.  She was listed as Member #26 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. #136) with “Excluded” beside her name.  “Excluded” had to have been added after the Civil War began probably because of her sympathy for the Southern cause. Prudence not listed on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list and apparently joined the Tatum Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) which was formed 2/17/1867.  She and William continued to live in Greene Co., MO. until her death 5/18/1878 in Willard , MO.   Prudence was buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO.   William died 10/15/1894 in Oklahoma Terr. (now Wandel, Kingfisher Co., OK.) and was buried at Bird Creek Cemetery, Wandel, Kingfisher Co., OK. His grave is now unmarked.  William never listed in Church records).  

#44 Eliza Robinson  “Dead”.  “Dead” has been marked out (There are two Eliza Robinsons listed on Church Membership lists, and two other listings for an Eliza Robinson in Church records, without anything to distinguish between them. The other Eliza Robinson is Member #80 who was also received the same year.  This makes it very difficult to determine which person is being referenced, coupled with the fact that someone (other than the Church clerk at the time the original lists were drawn up) added “Notes” beside people’s names which may or may not be correct.  I think this Eliza Robinson was Eliza/Elizabeth L. (Swagerty) Robinson w/o of James F. Robinson.  Eliza and James married in Clarksville , Johnson Co., AR. and, according to Goodspeed’s Bio on John Nunn Tatum, were already settled by 1842 on Leeper Prairie, Greene Co., MO.  This places James and Eliza in Greene Co. at the right time.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Letter 1/4/1842 (pg. 17) with Prudence Tatum.  James Robinson was never cited in Church records. I am mainly basing my identification on the fact that Eliza was received with Prudence Tatum whom I believe was Prudence (Robinson) Tatum.  Both Eliza and Prudence were married women and, as such, I believe they requested and were received together.  Eliza listed as Member #38 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) and as Member #11 on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140) with “Dead” beside her name.  “Dead” had to have been added after this Membership list was taken as Eliza had daughter Lutitia "Lou" Lorenzo Robinson 9/10/1865.  She could have died during childbirth but unable to corroborate that).  

#52 James Barham “D” (As James Freeman Barham had already been admitted to membership in 1839, I think this was our RW soldier James Barham.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate he was received by Experience 8/12/1842 (pg. 18) with Lewis Barham and Robert Dunn (I think this was Robert H. Dunn).  He was Excluded 3/2/1845 for problem arising between him and William Johnson (pg. 28), restored to fellowship 8/16/1852 (pg. 58) and Dismissed by Letter 8/13/1853 (pg. 61).  James was listed as James Barham Sen. on the Church Membership list taken bet. 1844 – 8/1859 (pg. 129) with “Excluded” beside his name and again as James Barham on the same list (pg. 132) with “Restored” beside his name. There is no notation in the Church Minutes of James being readmitted to fellowship after 1853 but he was in Greene Co. MO. living with Thomas and Susannah (Barham) McKoin, 4/10/1855, when he made application for Revolutionary Bounty land.  James was not listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list nor the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list.   I think the Note “D” beside his name stood for “dead” as dismissed was usually indicated as “Dis”.  If correct, then the “D” would have had to have been added sometime aft. Jan. 1865 as James died 1/8/1865).  *Note: If Sarah (Barham) Robinson moved to Greene Co., MO. before her father and is correctly identified above as being admitted to membership 6/26/1841, and member #52 was her father, James Barham, then this confirms information  Sarah (Robinson) Reid wrote in her essay on James Barham, “My mother [Littleberry Robinsons’ mother Sarah] went back to Calloway County for my grandfather”.  James’ Rev. War Pension File has that he actually moved from TN. (either Henry Co. or Gibson Co.) to Greene Co., MO. but it still confirms that he came to Greene Co., MO. later than most of his children.  

#53 Lewis D. Barham “Dead” (I believe Lewis was s/o James Freeman Barham and Margaret “Peggy” (Holbrook) Barham.  Lewis married Marry Ann Elizabeth Roberts bef. 1832 in Murray, Calloway Co., KY.  Church Minutes indicate he was received by Experience 8/12/1842 (pg. 18) with James Barham and Robert Dunn. He was selected as a Messenger to the Association meeting 7/8/1843 (pg. #22) with Wm. Tatum, James Folden and Curtis Johnson. Lewis and Mary (listed as Polly) gave Deed to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for 2 acres 8 rods for their Meeting House 2/10/1844 (pg. 24). This acreage was portion of land originally owned by Lewis' brother-in-law Hiel Allen who sold it to Lewis 1/1/1844 (Greene Co., MO. Deed Book C, pg. #275).  Hiel was "Exlcuded" from Membership 2/10/1844, the same day as property Deed was given to Church, for abandoning his wife. Lewis appointed 9/13/1845 to Request Mikel Johnston to attend Nov. meeting (pg. 30) and with C. L. Peck mediated dispute between Thomas Norris and C. M. McClure 2/14/1846 (pg. 32).  Lewis’ name does not appear on the 8/1859 Church Membership list so the “Dead” beside his name had to have been added aft. 11/16/1849, when Lewis died, but bef. 8/1859).     

#54 Robert Dunn “Dis” (I think he was Robert H. Dunn s/o John and Jeanette “Jane/Jenny” (Holbrook) Dunn. If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate he was received by Experience 8/12/1842 (pg. 18) with James Barham and Lewis Barham. The “Dis” beside his name was added by someone other than the Church clerk.  Robert applied through James F. Barham for a Letter of Dismission 10/28/1843 (pg. 23) which was granted.  His name was included on Membership list taken 8/1844 (pg. 129) again with “Dismissed” beside it and no Member #.  Robert was also not included in the Church Membership tally, dated 9/14/1844, confirming “Dismissed” was change of status made by the Church clerk at the time the list was taken 8/1844. Robert was not listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list).  *Note:  Robert returned to Calloway Co., KY. and married Sarah McCuiston 11/11/1843.   

Pg. #6   (This pg. continued the list of “Number of Members in Constitution”.  Members are listed #55 through #92 with a break at #78 with the following, “Andrew Semons Expelled  -1  Sept. Meeting 2 Sat. 1842  Total  77”.  According to Church Minutes Andrew Simons was Excluded 9/12/1840 for unchristian conduct). This indicates that pg. #5 and the first portion of pg. #6 list the Church Membership prior to 9/10/1842.  Members #79 - #92 apparently added aft. 9/10/1842.       

#55 Hariet Dunn (I think she was Harriet (Robins) Dunn w/o James Dunn. If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 18) with Milla & Susana Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Emily & Letis Ann Johnson, Nancy & James Folden and Mary J. Barham.  Harriet dismissed by Letter 2/8/1851 (pg. 51) with husband James and son John.  The Dunns were readmitted to fellowship by Letter 8/18/1852 (pg. 58) and again dismissed by Letter 3/2/1855 (pg. 68) with son Robert included this time.   The family moved to Cherokee, Butte Co., CA.  Harriet was listed on Church Membership list taken bet. 1844 – 8/1859 (pg. #133) with “Dis” beside her name and was not listed on the Church Membership list taken 8/1859. Harriet died bef. 1860 probably in Janesville , Lassen Co., CA  Burial probably at Janesville Cemetery but, if so, her grave is unmarked).  

#56 Milla Tatum (I think this was Mildred Howard “Milly/Milla” Tatum, d/o of William and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 18) with Harriet Dunn, Susana Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Emily & Letis Ann Johnson, Nancy & James Folden and Mary J. Barham.  I can think of no other person this could be referring to. Mildred married William Littleberry Lay 10/13/1842 in Greene Co.  I think Susana (Mildred’s sister) being received same date strengthens the case for this being Mildred Howard (Tatum) Lay.  Listed as Mildred H. Lay Member #96 on Church Membership list 8/1859 (pg. 138) with “Excluded” beside her name. “Excluded” had to have been added after the Civil War began, probably because of sympathy for the Southern cause.  She was not listed on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list and probably joined the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) when it was formed 2/17/1867.  Mildred died 1/7/1873 in Greene Co., MO. and William died there 7/9/1887.  Both were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery .  William was never cited on any Church Membership list but had to have been a member as Church records indicate that the Dec. 1840 meeting was held at “Berry Lay’s” house (pg. 13).  Meeting appears to have taken place 12/2/1840).  

#57 Susana Tatum “Dis” (As Susana follows Milla Tatum in the Membership list I believe she was Susan Elizabeth Tatum d/o William and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 18) with Harriet Dunn, Milla Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Emily & Letis Ann Johnson, Nancy & James Folden and Mary J. Barham.  Susana married James Cummings Earnest 11/21/1850 and they requested Letters of Dismission 8/14/1855 (pg. 68).  Susana was not included on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  Susana and James moved to Dallas Co., MO. where they stayed through 1880s.  I believe that is where they both died but have no confirmation of date nor place of burial).      

#60 Emily Johnson “Dis” (I think Emily was Emily Elizabeth Johnson d/o John Curtis Johnson and Appy (Folden) Johnson w/o William Barham Tatum.  Parents John Curtis Johnson and Appy (Folden) Johnson were original founding members of the church in 1/1838.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 19) with Harriet Dunn, Milla & Suasna Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Lettis Ann Johnson, Nancy & James Folden and Mary J. Barham.  Father John Curtis Johnson (listed as Curtis Johnson) was re-admitted to fellowship same date (pg. 19).  Emily dismissed by Letter 12/13/1845 (pg. 31) with mother Appy and sister Lettis.  She was listed as C. Johnson Emely Member #105 on Church Membership list taken 1844 – 8/1859 (pg. 129) with “Dis” beside her name.  Emily did not appear on 8/1859 Church Membership list.   She married William Barham Tatum 4/13/1846 in Greene Co., MO. and was in Randolph Co., IL. bef. 1850.  Emily died in Wine Hill, Randolph Co., IL. 3/21/1894 and William died near Percy, Randolph Co., IL. 3/17/1881. Both were buried at Mill Creek Cemetery, Wine Hill, Randolph Co., IL). *Note:  Lettis Ann Johnson was Emily’s sister and Nancy & James Folden were her aunt and uncle.  

#61 Nancy Folden (I think she was Nancy Perryman w/o James Folden.  Nancy and James married bef. 1836 prob. in TN. and were in Greene Co., MO. by 1840.  Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 19) with husband James, Harriet Dunn, Milla & Susana Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Emily & Lettis Ann Johnson and Mary J. Barham.  She was listed as Member #98 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 138) and as Member #36 on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140) with “Exc. 1869” beside her name.  I read all the Church Minutes for 1869 and found no mention of Nancy Folden ever being Excluded.  There is no indication in Church records of her being Dismissed either and she was buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery when she died 9/24/1885.  James died at Willard , MO. 7/25/1864 and was also buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery ). *Note:  Emily & Lettis Ann Johnson were Nancy ’s nieces.  

#62 Letis Ann Johnson (Lettis was d/o John Curtis Johnson and Appy (Folden) Johnson.  Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 19) with Harriet Dunn, Milla & Susana Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Emily Johnson, James & Nancy Folden and Mary J. Barham.  Parents John Curtis Johnson and Appy (Folden) Johnson were original founding members of the church in 1/1838.  Father John Curtis Johnson (listed as Curtis Johnson) was restored to fellowship same date as Lettis was received (pg. 19). Lettis was Dismissed by Letter with sister Emily Johnson and mother Appy (Folden) Johnson 12/13/1845 (pg. 31) and moved to Randolph Co., IL.  She married 1st husband George Kirk 9/6/1848 in Randolph Co., IL. and 2nd husband Hugh Barker 6/12/1854 in Randolph Co., IL. Lettis not listed on 8/1859 Church Membership list.  She died 10/29/1907 in Campbell Hill, Jackson Co. , IL. and was buried Mill Creek Cemetery, Wine Hill, Randolph Co. , IL). *Note:  Emily Johnson was Lettis’ sister and James & Nancy (Perryman) Folden were Lettis’ aunt and uncle.  

#63 Mary J. Barham (I think she was Mary Jane Elizabeth “Polly” Roberts w/o Lewis D. Barham.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 19) with the Harriet Dunn, Milla & Susana Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Emely & Letis Ann Johnson and Nancy & James Folden. Lewis died 11/16/1849 in Greene Co., MO. and Mary married 2nd husband William Davis “Uncle Billy” Dunn 7/6/1853 in Greene Co., MO. Mary Jane Dunn requested a Letter of Dismission 1/12/1856 (pg. 72).  She was not listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  William and Mary Jane were in Yuba Co., CA. by 1860 and Lassen Co., CA. 1870/1880.  Mary died 3/7/1890 in Janesville , CA. and William died there 7/6/1890.  Both were buried at Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Lassen Co., CA.  2nd husband William Davis Dunn never listed in Church records).  

#64 James Folden (s/o John Folden and Mary (Womack) Folden.  James married Nancy Perryman bef. 1836 prob. in TN.  Church Minutes indicate he was received by Experience 8/13/1842 (pg. 19) with wife Nancy, Harriet Dunn, Milla & Susana Tatum, Benjamin Grigsbee, Benjamin H. Davis, Emily & Lettis Ann Johnson and Mary J. Barham. He was a very active Elder in the church holding many committee assignments, etc. until his death 6/25/1864.  No indication in Church Minutes of ever being Dismissed or Excluded and he was buried at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery .  Listed as Member #107 on the 8/1859 Membership list (pg. 138) with “Dead July 1864” written beside his name which had to have been added by someone, other than the Church clerk, after the original Membership list was taken in 8/859).  

#65 Curtis Johnson (John Curtis Johnson.  John, with wife Appy (Folden) Johnson, was one of original founding members 1/1838 (pg. a) and was very active in the church.  He was excluded for intoxication 7/27/1841 (pg. 15); restored to good standing 8/13/1842 (pg. 19); Req. Letter of Dismission (as J. C. Johnson) 12/2/1845 (pg. 31) which was not granted because of an objection by James Gilmore, leading to John being dropped from Church Membership 5/8/1847 (pg. 36) after the Johnson’s had moved to Randolph Co., IL.  John finally granted Letter of Dismission 9/14/1850 (pg. 50).  He was not listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  John died 4/26/1851 in Randolph Co., IL. and Appy died there 8/17/1878.  Both were buried at Mill Creek Cemetery, Wine Hill, Randolph Co., IL.).  *Note:  Except for the initial listing as founding member (pg. a) and reference to Letter of Dismission (pg. 31), Appy (Folden) Johnson was never cited on any Church Membership list.  

 #75 Mary Folden (I think this was Mary Womack w/o John Folden.  Mary and John married in Bedford Co., VA. 1/7/1790.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received 9/10/1842 (pg. 19). No formal Letter of Dismission was found in Church records.  She died 3/15/1846 in Greene Co., MO. and was buried at Murray Cemetery , near Willard , MO.   Mary was not cited in any further Church records).   

#76 Hiel Allen (Church Minutes indicate Hiel was received 9/10/1842 (pg. 19) with Seth Tatum and J. W. Williams.  I think this entry indicates that Hiel’s 1st wife Mary (Barham) Allen died at either Bois D'Arc or Willard , MO. bet. 1841 and the time Hiel was received.  Mary (Barham) Allen was never cited in any Church records.  H. Allen was cited 11/12/1842 as owning the property where the Mt. Pleasant Meeting House would be built (pg. 20) so it is possible that the present location of the Mt. Pleasant Church was Heil Allen’s farm and Mary (Barham) Allen was buried on the property before the church was built there (Heil sold this property to Lewis D. Barham 1/1/1844 and Lewis deeded it over to the Church 2/10/1844 (pg. 24).  Heil married 2nd wife Mary Ann East 1/11/1844 in Greene Co., MO. and Mary Ann (East) Allen is his only wife cited in Church records.  Heil was apparently disappointed by this 2nd marriage and abandoned Mary Ann before 2/10/1844 when the church “Excluded” him for leaving his wife (pg. 24). Heil was listed on Church Membership list taken 8/1844 (pg. 129) with “Excluded” beside his name and no Member #.  He was also not included in the Church Membership tally, dated 9/14/1844, confirming “Excluded” was change of status made by the Church clerk at the time the list was taken 8/1844.  He appeared in no further Church records.  Heil continued to live in Greene Co. until at least 9/1844 then returned to Calloway Co., KY. where he was confirmed a member of  Locust Grove Church in 1849).  *Note:  Hiel married 3rd wife Martha Jane M. Gately 12/16/1849 in Henry Co., TN.  Mary (Barham) Allen’s children Martha Allen and John Allen were living in father’s household 1850/1860 Calloway Co., KY. but Mary’s daughter Julia Ann Allen was listed in only the 1850 household.  Hiel had no children by Mary Ann (East) Allen.  

#77 Seth Tatum (I think he was Seth C. Tatum s/o William Tatum and Pheobe (Barham) Tatum.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate he was received 9/10/1842 (pg. 19) with Heil Allen and J. W. Williams.  He was listed as Member #24 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) with “Excluded” beside his name.  “Excluded” probably added as the Civil War began.  Seth was not listed on any other Church Membership list but lived in Greene Co. 1860s thru 1880s.  He probably died there but I have no indication of date or place of burial).  

#80 Eliza Robinson “Dead” (I think she was Eliza Jane Robinson d/o of Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson.  If correct Identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received 10/9/1842 by Experience (pg. 20) with Sarah Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson, Susana Barham and Mary Ann East.  All of these girls were pretty much the same age and single at the time so I believe they requested membership and were received together.  Eliza admonished by the Church 9/12/1846 for dancing (pg. 33) and again 9/11/1847 for dancing (pg. 36).  Eliza married William Josiah "Billie" Burney 9/5/1849 Greene Co., MO.  They went to California aft. 1850, probably for the gold rush, and Eliza died 12/5/1854 on the way back, aboard ship in the Gulf of Mexico .  She was buried in New Orleans , Orleans Parish, LA.  I believe this Eliza Robinson was Eliza Jane (Robinson) Burney and “Dead” was entered to correct church records bef. 8/1859.  There is no reference to any Burney in Church records).  *Note:  1.) I’ve identified Sarah Robinson as Eliza’s sister Sarah Ann Robinson; Elizabeth Robinson as Cassandra Elizabeth N. Robinson also Eliza’s sister and Susana Barham as Eliza’s 1st cousin;  2.)  There is no confirmation in the Church Minutes that conclusively identifies Eliza Robinson, the dancing offender, as Charles’ and Sarah’s daughter, but she was the only unmarried Eliza Robinson at the time of the offenses.  

#81 Sarah Robinson (I think she was Sarah Ann Robinson d/o Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson.  If correct Identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 10/9/1842 (pg. 20) with Eliza Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson, Susana Barham and Mary Ann East.  I believe I have identified these Robinson girls and Mary Ann East correctly. They were pretty much all the same age and single at time received.  Sarah married John Stump Isbell 1/11/1849 in Greene Co. and requested Letter of Dismission 8/15/1855 (pg. 70).  Entry listed as “Sarah Isebal (now Robinson)”. Sarah not listed 8/1859 Church Membership list.  John and Sarah moved to Pope Co., AR. and were there 1860s thru 1880s where John died bet. 1885 - 1899 (exact date/place unknown).  Sarah was in Lawrence Co., MO. by 1900.  It is also unknown when/where she died and was buried.  John Isbell not cited in Church records).  

#82 Elizabeth Robinson (She was either Cassandra Elizabeth N. Robinson, d/o of Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson, or Elizabeth Robinson d/o Littleberry and Cassandra (Graham) Robinson.  I favor Cassandra Elizabeth N. Robinson because she was received 10/9/1842 (pg. 20) with Sarah Robinson, Eliza Robinson, Susanah Barham and Mary Ann East.  If I have correctly identified Eliza Robinson and Sarah Robinson, then Eliza and Sarah were Cassandra’s sisters and Susanah Barham was Cassandra’s 1st cousin.  Cassandra was referred to as Elizabeth Robinson in a Logan Co., KY. Warrant dated 10/25/1837 ( Commonwealth of Kentucky MS-15 , #2260  --  Warrant   --  Michael Fare vs. heirs of Charles Robinson, dec’d.).  Cassandra married Marshall Calvin Murray 11/7/1852 in Greene Co., MO. and died in Greene Co. bet.1853 - 1857.  Elizabeth not listed 8/1859 Church Membership list.  Burial place unknown.  Marshall Murray not cited in Church records.  Marshall married 2nd wife Francis Jane Sims 3/17/1858 in Greene Co., MO.  Francis died 10/25/1886 in Dade Co., MO. and Marshall died there 5/19/1893.  Both were buried at Lockwood Cemetery, Lockwood, Dade Co., MO).  

*Note:  There were other Robinsons/Robersons/Robertsons (various other spellings) in Greene Co. at this time but I don’t think they were members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church .  I think the Robinsons cited in Church records were members of Sarah (Barham) Robinson’s and Cassandra (Graham) Robinson’s families from NC. and KY. No Robersons were cited in Church records and only Greenberry Robinson and John Swagerty Robinson with wife Permelia (Folden) Robinson were referred to as Robertson.  

#83 Susanah Barham (I believe she was Susan/Susanah Barham d/o James Freeman Barham and Margaret “Peggy” (Holbrook) Barham.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 10/9/1842 (pg. 20) with Sarah Robinson, Eliza Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson and Mary Ann East. Susan’s father, James, requested Letter of Dismission for Susan 2/14/1857 (pg. 76) and the family moved to Polk Co., MO. Susanah not listed on 8/1859 Church Membership list. As far as I know Susan never married??????? She was living with Brother Joel Barham in Polk Co., MO. in 1880).  

#84 Mary Ann East (According to Church Minutes she was admitted 10/9/1842 (pg. 20) with Sarah Robinson, Eliza Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson and Susanah Barham.  She married 1st Hiel Allen 1/11/1844 in Greene Co., MO. but he abandoned her by 2/10/1844 (pg. 24).  Mary was excluded for dishonesty 1/11/1845 (pg. 27) and was listed on the Church Membership list taken bet. 1844 – 8/1859 (pg. 129) with “Excluded” beside her name.  She wasn’t assigned a Member # and was not included in the Church Membership tally, indicating this entry was made by the Church clerk, at the time the list was taken, to correct Church Membership.  She was not listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  She married 2nd John F. Dowel/Dowell 3/18/1846 Greene Co. and 3rd  ? Callaway.  Mary moved to Sullivan Co., IN. by 1850, Polk Co., MO. 1860 and Christian Co., MO. 1870.  I didn’t find her on 1880 census but she died 11/24/1899 in Christian Co., MO. and was buried at Linden Cemetery, Linden, Christian Co., MO).   

pg. #129  --   “No. of Members Brot from Page 5 & 6  =  92”.  “August 1844” written to the left of column of Member’s names. This page is broken down into 2 definite sections, those Members added/culled between 8/1844 and 9/14/1844 and those Members added/culled after 9/14/1844.  Page starts with 92 members brought forward and lists 12 Member’s names (Members #93 thru #101) then culls Membership back to 95 Members.  Those Members listed as Excluded had no Member #s beside their names and weren’t included in the Church tally.  Those Members listed as Dismissed or marked Dec’d. were numbered (except for Robert Dunn) but total Membership was adjusted to reflect their changed status.  This page also confirms that Members #78 thru #92 were added before 8/1844. Notes beside each name, with the exception of the first 12 Members, were probably added at a later date.  I’ve listed the actual date if verified in Church Minutes.  Again, I have only listed those surnames we have been working on [jml].   

Hiel Allen “Excluded” (Entry listed to correct Church Membership.  See Member #76 on Church Membership list pg. #6 above for full information).    

Robert Dunn “Dismissed” (Entry listed to correct Church Membership.  See Member #54 on Church Membership list pg. #5 above for full information).  

#97 Susana Robinson (I think she was Susanna "Susan" Caroline Robinson d/o Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate Susannah (listed as Susan) Robinson was Received by Experience 6/8/1844 (pg. 25) with John W. Lowry, Hariet Lowry and Sister Emely Murray.  She married Jacob Woodward 6/18/1846 Greene Co., MO. and was listed as Susan Woodward Member #1 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. #136) and as Susan Woodward Member #1 on 8/12/1865 Church Membership List (pg. #140).  I did not find any Letter of Dismissal for Susanna but think she and Jacob joined the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) which was started 2/17/1867. Susanna died in Greene Co., MO. 8/25/1894 and Jacob died there 4/6/1896. Both were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D’Arc and Willard , MO. ).  

Sept Meeting 2nd  Sat. 1844 (9/14/1844)  --  Total No. 95 [members]   

*****The numbered members second half of  pg. #129 were designated only through #106 although 20 names were listed (those excluded/dismissed were not numbered).   Members listed pgs. #130 - #135 were all listed without numbers.  On list headed 8/1859 members were again numbered from #1 to #163.  On list headed 8/12/1865 the Membership again began with #1 to #118 (1866 was written at the top of the page containing Members #80 - #118).  Some evidence points to the possibility that the Membership list headed 8/1859 covered Membership as of August 1859 but also Membership/or changed status after 8/1859 but 8/12/1865.  There are Notes beside most names which were added at a later date by someone other than the Church Clerk (except for names appearing on pg. #129 which were culled by the Church clerk at the time the list was taken.  I am listing only additional names of Church Members not appearing on previous Membership lists or names of Members whose membership status has changed - jml.  

#99 Pheby Tatum (As Phoeby (Barham) Tatum was an original founding member in 1/1838 (pg. a), I think this was Pheby Rebecca Tatum d/o William Tatum and Phoeby (Barham) Tatum. If correct identification, Pheby R. Tatum was received by Experience 10/14/1844 (pg. 26) with Isaac Cook, Sarah Cook, Mary Bryan and Thomas Lawrence.   She married Garland Johnson 8/28/1845 in Greene Co., MO. and I believe she was the Rebecca Johnson listed as Member #43 on the 8/1859 Church Membership List (pg. #137) with “Excluded” beside her name.  I know Pheobe and Garland left MO. close to the beginning of the Civil War and believe Pheobe probably “Excluded” because of her sympathy for the Southern cause.  She wasn’t listed on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list.  Pheby returned to Greene Co. by 1869 and probably joined the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) which was formed 2/17/1867.  She remained in Greene Co., MO. until her death.  Garland died bet. 1861 - 1868 in either MO., OK. or TX. and  Pheby died 12/8/1897 Greene Co., MO. and was buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. ).  

#105 C. Johnson Emely “Dis”  (Emily Elizabeth Johnson d/o John Curtis Johnson and Appy (Folden) Johnson w/o William Barham Tatum.  Entry listed to correct Church Membership.  Dismissed 12/13/1845.  See Member #60 on Church Membership list pg. #6 above for full information).   

Mary Allen “Excluded” (Mary Ann Allen w/o 1st Hiel Allen.  Entry listed to correct Church Membership. Excluded 1/11/1845.  See Member #84 on Church Membership list pg. #6 above for full information).   

James Barham Sen. “Excluded”  (RW Soldier James Barham.  Entry listed to correct Church Membership. Excluded 3/2/1845.  See Member #52 on Church Membership list pg. #5 above for full information).  

William Johnson “Excluded” (He was excluded 3/2/1845 along with James Barham, Sen.  I think this William was John Curtis Johnson’s father or brother????).  

#106 Rebecca S. Eaton (Rebecca S. Robinson d/o of Charles Robinson and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o Ransom Washington Heaton/Eaton.  Church Minutes indicate Rebecca was received by letter 6/2/1845 (pg. 29); Dismissed by Letter 3/2/1855 (pg. 68); Received again 7/2/1860 (pg. 98) and again dismissed by Letter 2/2/1867 (pg. 120).  She was listed as Member #27 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) and again as Member #136 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 139).  She appeared as Member #66 on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 141) with “Dis by L 1867” beside her name.   Rebecca is listed on multiple Church Membership lists which on the surface do not appear to match the Church records.  Keep in mind that Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church didn’t meet once a week or sometime not even once a month so the Minutes weren’t necessarily kept up to date.  My interpretation is as follows: Membership #27 (pg. 136) updated Church Membership after 1855 dismissal.  Membership #136 was either actually made after 7/1860 or was a repetition made in error.  Membership #66 updated Church Membership for those who were still members after the 1864 Amendment against Secession was passed.  “Dis by L 1867” indicated when Rebecca was last found as a member of this Church.  As Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) was formed 2/17/1867, I would presume she withdrew to join the new church.  Rebecca died 3/26/1880 Greene Co., MO. and Ransom died there 6/29/1889.  Both were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO.   Ransom Eaton was never cited in Church records but a man of color belonging to “Brother Eaton” was received by Baptism in 1858).  

Pg. #130  --  These members are not numbered and were either received before 8/1859 or had their Membership status changed before 8/12/1865.  

John Blanchard “Dis”  (I don’t know who this was?????  I think he was Henry Hudson Blanchard’s brother.  I know it wasn’t John Andrew Blanchard because he wasn’t received until 10/14/1859).  

Cassandra Robinson (I think she was Cassandra (Graham) Robinson d/o Thomas and Cassandra Graham w/o Littleberry Robinson. If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate Cassandra was received alone and by Letter 6/2/1848 (pg. 40).  Although there is a record in Johnson Co., AR. of Cassandra purchasing 80 acres on 7/10/1848, I can think of no other person this could be.  She was listed as Cassander Robinson Member #32 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) with “Dis by L” beside her name.  It appears that Cassandra moved to Farmersville , TX . with son Greenberry Robinson and family. Her Letter of Dismission was included with Greenberry’s and was added by Church clerk, John A. Blanchard, as an “N. B.” at the end of the Church Oct. 1860 Conference minutes and was signed by Eld. J. E. B. Justice  It had to have been added to the Church Minutes after Greenberry and family had already moved to Farmersville , TX . (they were listed on the 1860 Collin Co., TX. census dated 8/14/1860).  Cassandra was a slave holder before the Civil War and had strong Southern sympathies.  Her name did not appear on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list.   I believe she lived in Farmersville , TX . until Greenberry returned to Greene Co. to help organize the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 2/17/1867.   She was living with daughter Mary Delaney on the 1870 Greene Co., MO. census.  Cassandra died sometime after 1870 but date/place of burial unknown).  *Note:  I don’t see how this could have been Charles’ and Sarah’s daughter Cassandra Elizabeth N. Robinson whom I believe was Member #82 and was received into membership 8/91842).  

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Lydia Johnson  (I don’t know who she was?????).  

Cassandra McCoin “Dis” (I think she was Cassandra E. Graham McKoin d/o of Thomas and Susannah (Robinson) McKoin.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received 9/23/1849 (pg. 46) with Martha McCoin.  Cassandra married William S. Delaney 5/8/1851 in Greene Co. and was not listed on 8/1859 Church Membership under maiden name McCoin/McKoin nor married name Delaney.  There is no record of dismissal but Cassandra and William were in Marion Co., OR. by July 1860. William died 9/1/1899 in Coburg , Lane Co., OR. and Cassandra died 5/16/1907 in Albany , Linn Co., OR.  Both were buried at Coburg Cemetery (now I. O. O. F. Cemetery, West Point Lodge #62), Coburg , Lane Co. , OR.  William Delaney never cited in Church records).  *Note:  Martha McCoin was Cassandra’s sister.  

Martha McCoin (I think she Martha Mariah McKoin d/o of Thomas and Susannah (Robinson) McKoin.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received 9/23/1849 (pg. 46) with Cassandra McCoin.  Martha married Benjamin Franklin Sloan 1/31/1850 in Greene Co., MO.  Church Minutes indicate that Martha, listed as Martha Sloan, was “Excluded” for not requesting Letter of Dismission and for joining the campbellites.  “Exclusion” was notated in actual Church Minutes taken 8/1859 (pg. 90) but Martha wasn’t listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  I did not find Martha and Benjamin on the 1860 census but they were in Josephine Co., OR. by August 1870.  Benjamin died 12/16/1879 in Josephine Co., OR. and was buried at Sloan Pioneer Cemetery, Josephine Co., OR. Martha was in Grant Co., OR. by 1900 and died 3/9/1907 in Long Creek, Grant Co., OR.  She was buried at Long Creek Cemetery .  Benjamin Franklin Sloan never cited in Church records).  

Jemima A. E. Tatum (I think she was Jemima Ann Levina Tatum d/o of William and Phoeby (Barham) Tatum.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 9/24/1849 (pg. 46) with Sarah Teague and Susanah Killingsworth.  She was listed as Member #18 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) with “Excluded” beside her name.  Jemima married William Adams 12/14/1859 in Greene Co. and was not cited in church records again.  She and William were in Greene Co. 1870 but I could not find them on 1880 census.  William apparently died sometime before 1880 in AR. and Jemima living in Randolph Co., AR. 1900 and in Barling, Mont Sandels Twp., Sebastian Co., AR. 1910.  She was not listed on the AR. Death Index 1914 – 1950 so apparently died near Barling, Sebastian Co., AR. bet. 1910 – 1913.  I am trying to confirm this now.).  

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J. Justice (Jackson Earl Baylas “Jack” Justice.  Jackson married Rebecca Nancy Woodward 12/8/1839 in Calloway Co., KY. Jackson referred to in Church records as J./J.E.B./Jackson and possibly John Justice.  Jackson moved his family to Greene Co., MO. bef. 1843 and was listed as John Justice on the 1850 Greene Co., MO. census.  Family members verify this was Jackson’s and Rebecca’s family.  As he was listed as John on this census then the John Justice Received by Experience 6/25/1849 with Caleb M. M. Bradly, Carralina Biggs and Sarah Barham was probably Jackson .  Jackson and family were the only Justice family in Greene Co., MO. 1850 ( Jackson did have a half-brother named John Justice but he was Rutherford Co., NC. 1848 – 1850.  I also don’t think John Justice received 1849 was Jackson ’s son John Thomas Justice as he would have been too young).  If Jackson was referred to as John Justice in some Church records then he and wife requested Letters of Dismission 7/14/1852 which were granted (his wife wasn’t identified).  They rejoined the church and Jackson was appointed an alternate to attend Liberty Association Meeting 8/13/1852 (pg. 58).  He was ordained a minister of the Church 9/26/1856 (pg. 76) and was listed as Member #45 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. #137) and Member #17 on the 8/12/1865 Membership list (pg. 140) with “Dismissed by Letter” beside his name (I believe this references the 1852 dismissal as he was very active in the Church and was still an acting pastor 9/1871 when the Minutes end for this publication). Rebecca died 4/10/1896 in Ash Grove , MO. and Jackson died there 3/14/1897.  Both were buried Kelley Cemetery , near Ash Grove, Greene Co., MO. although Jackson ’s grave is now unmarked).  

Sarah Barham “Dis” (I think she was Sarah R. Barham d/o James Freeman Barham and Margaret "Peggy"(Holbrook) Barham w/o Curtis Williams.  If correct identification, Sarah was Received by Experience 6/25/1849 (pg. 46) with John Justice, Caleb M. M. Bradly and Carralina Biggs.  Sarah married Curtis 9/9/1852 in Greene Co., MO. and 11/8/1856 Sarah Barham now Robinson called for Letter of Dismission which was granted. Sarah not listed on 8/1859 Church Membership list.  Curtis Williams never cited in Church records.  Sarah and Curtis moved to Polk Co., MO. by 1860, Webster Co., MO. by 1870, Christian Co., MO. by 1880 then settled in Ponce de Leon, Stone Co. , MO. where Curtis died 7/19/1898.  Sarah continued to live in Ponce de Leon, MO. until her death bet. 1901 – 1909.  Curtis buried Ponce De Leon Cemetery, Christian Co., MO.  If Sarah buried there then she is unmarked).  *Note:  John Justice may have been Jackson Earl Baylas Justice.  Jackson and family were the only Justice family in Greene Co., MO. 1850 census and Jackson was listed as John Justice on that census.  Household members verify this was Jackson and Rebecca (Woodward) Justice’s family.  

pg. #46 (Lawson).  1849 Sept. 25  --  "Tuesday following Bro. John JUSTICE, Caleb M. M. BRADLY, Carraline BIGGS  

James Earnest (I think he was James Cummings Earnest s/o of John Wesley Earnest and Mary Anne (Ramsey) Earnest.  Married Susanna Tatum 11/21/1850 in Greene Co., MO.  If correct identification, James Ernest was Received by Experience 10/12/1850 (pg. 50) and requested Letter of Dismission  4/14/1855 (pg. 68) with wife Susan/Susana Ernest. James not listed on Church Membership list taken 8/1859.  James and Susanna moved to Dallas Co., MO. where they stayed through 1880s.  I believe that is where both died but have no confirmation of date nor place of burial).  

John Dunn “Dis” (I think he was John R. Dunn s/o of James and Harriett (Robins) Dunn.  If correct identification, John was received by Experience 10/12/1850 (pg. 50) with Susanah Mason, John Barham and Thomas M. Tatum.  John married Sarah Elizabeth Smith 8/6/1854 in Greene Co., MO. and received Letter of Dismission 3/10/1855 (pg. 68).  Wife Sarah not cited as dismissed but did move with John to Butte Co., CA. then Lassen Co., CA. Neither John nor Sarah listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  John died 3/23/1908 in Monterey Co., CA. and and Sarah died 9/1917 Lassen Co., CA.  Both were buried Janesville Cemetery, Janesville , Lassen Co. , CA)  

John Barham “Excluded” (As this Membership list was taken prior to 8/1859 there is a question as to who he was?????. No church minutes correlate with “Excluded” notation for a John Barham.  Best guess is that it could have been John D. Barham, s/o of James F. and Margaret (Holbrook) Barham, or poss. John James Barham, s/o of Lewis D. and Mary (Roberts) Barham.  If it was John D. Barham, it’s not known if he was ever a member of this Church (his mother withdrew in 1845 and his father and sister got Letters of Dissmission in 1857 and moved to Polk Co., MO.).  John died 1/6/1858, I think  in Greene Co. but I’m not certain.  If this was John James Barham, and If I have correctly identified John R. Dunn above, then he was a confirmed Member of the Church and was received by Experience 10/12/1850 (pg. 50) with John Dunn, Susanah Mason and Thomas M. Tatum.  I found no Letter of Dismission for John James Barham so if he was “Excluded” it would have had to have been sometimes after 1854 because he was in Butte Co., CA. by 1857.  John James Barham married Arabella Clark Swagerty 8/5/1852.  Neither John nor Arabella were listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list.  John and Arabella lived in Chico , CA. where John died 9/26/1910 and Arabella died 9/2/1930.  Both were buried at Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte Co., CA).  

Thomas M. Tatum (I don’t know who he was?????. According to Church Minutes he was received by Experience 10/12/1850 (pg. 50) with John Dunn, Susanah Mason and John Barham. Thomas was listed as Member #19 on the Church Membership list taken 8/1859 (pg. #136) with “Dead” beside his name).  

Greenberry Robinson (Greenberry was s/o of Littleberry Robinson and Cassandra (Graham) Robinson.  Greenberry married Prudence E. Tatum 8/6/1838 in Logan Co., KY.  Church Minutes indicate he was received by Letter 10/2/1851 (pg. 53). He was very active in the church, though 1858, holding various committee positions and as delegate for the Church Association Meetings.  Last cited in Church Minutes in 8/1859 when he was appointed a delegate to Union Association meeting. Greenberry was listed as Member #33 on Church Membership list taken 8/1859 (pg. #136) with "Dismissed by L" beside his name.  This Letter of Dismission was added by Church clerk, John A. Blanchard, as an “N. B.” at the end of the Church Oct. 1860 Conference minutes and was signed by Eld. J. E. B. Justice  It had to have been added to the Church Minutes after Greenberry and family had already moved to Farmersville , TX . (they were listed on the 1860 Collin Co., TX. census dated 8/14/1860). Letters of Dismission also requested for Martha M. Robinson, Mary E. Robinson, Casandra Robinson, Betty B[lack] Girl of G. B. Robinson, Polly B[lack] Girl of C. Robinson and Jane Rainey.  I believe Martha was Greenberry’s daughter.  Cassandra was, of course, Greenberry’s mother. I think Mary E. Robinson was Eldelene Mary (Sheppard) Robinson who married Greenberry's son Levi T. Robinson 10/10/1860 in Greene Co., MO.  If correct then Greenberry and Prudence received Letters of Dismission at the time they left in 1859 which didn’t get posted in the Church Minutes until John Blanchard added them in Oct. 1860.  Prudence (Tatum) Robinson and Levi T. Robinson were never cited in Church records. Greenberry and family returned to Greene Co. to help organize the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) 2/17/1867 and were in Greene Co. on the 1870 census, after which they returned to Farmersville , TX . where Greenberry died 11/29/1874.  Prudence died in Farmersville 6/3/1891 and both were buried at Honaker-Murchison Graveyards (aka the Twin Cemeteries), Farmersville, Collin Co., TX.).  

J. F. Dunn (I think he was John Freeman Dunn s/o John Dunn, Jr. and Jeanette "Jenny/Jane" (Holbrook) Dunn. John married Mary Jane Bennett 8/22/1844 in Calloway Co., KY.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate John was received by Letter 6/19/1852 (pg. 57) with wife Mary Jane Dunn and requested Letters of Dismission 5/13/1854 (pg. 65) with Mary Jane.  According to Greene Co. Circuit Court records John and Mary Jane remained in Greene Co. thru 8/1859, though he was absent from the Co. during the March 1858 Court term.  John and Mary did not appear on the 8/1859 Church Membership list and I did not find them on the 1860 census.  They were in Chico , Butte Co., CA. 1870s and Lassen Co., CA. 1880s.  Mary Jane died in Chico , CA. 12/29/1891 and John died in Chico 7/12/1897.  Both are buried at Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte Co., CA.).  

Mary J. Dunn (I believe she was Mary Jane Ann Bennett d/o Asa Bennett and Rebecca (Robinson) Bennett.  She married John Freeman Dunn 8/22/1844 in Calloway Co., KY. See information listed above on J. F. Dunn as it also pertains to Mary Jane).  

James Barham “Restored” (RW soldier James Barham. Entry listed to correct Church Membership. See data Member #52 on Church Membership list pg. #5 above for full information. Restored 8/16/1852).  

James Dunn “Dis” (I believe James was son of John Dunn, Jr. and Jeanette "Jenny/Jane" (Holbrook) Dunn.  Entry listed to correct Church Membership. See data on Member #33 on Church membership list pg. #5 above for full information).      

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Harit Dunn “Dis” (This was Harriet (Robins) Dunn w/o James Dunn.  Entry listed to correct Church Membership.  See data on Member #55 on Church Membership list pg. #6 above for full information).   

Robert Dunn “Dis” (I believe Robert was s/o James Dunn and Harriet (Robins) Dunn. If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate he was received by Experience 10/15/1853 (pg. 62) with Milsigra Zumalt and David J. Jones and received Letter of Dismission 3/10/1855 (pg. 68).  Not listed on 8/1859 Church Membership list.  He moved with family to Butte Co., CA. Not sure when he died but was before 1906).  

Phebe Barham “Dis” (I think Phebe was d/o James and Margaret (Holbrook) Barham w/o of Charles W. Sherman.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Experience 10/22/1853 (pg. 63) with Hulda Zumalt, Hiram V. Jones, James K. Gilmore, Amos Simmons, Elizabeth J. Hay & Jane Jones.  She received Letter of Dismission, with father James Freeman Barham and sister Susan Barham, 2/14/1857 (pg. 76) and moved with family to Polk Co., MO. where she married Charles W. Sherman 2/17/1887 in Polk Co.  Phebe was not listed on the 8/1859 Church Membership list nor cited in any other Church records.  Charles died 9/23/1903 in Pleasant Hope, Polk Co., MO. and Phebe also died there 3/1/1906.  Both were buried at Brock Cemetery, Brighton, Polk Co., MO).  

William Johnson  --  Kin of John Curtis Johnson????  

Mikel Johnston  ???  

Permelia Johnson  ???  

Sister Polley Johnson “Dis”  ???  

Emily Robinson (I think this was Louisa Emily Irwin d/o George H. Irwin and Sarah Susannah "Susan" (Gee) Irwin w/o of John B. Robinson. Emily and John married 8/3/1840 in Polk Co., MO.   If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was received by Relation and Baptism 10/13/1854 (pg. 67) with Mary P. Eaton and Polly the black girl of “Sister Robinson” (Cassandra (Graham) Robinson).  Emily listed as Member #34 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) and as Member #9 on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140). Louisa and John lived in Greene Co., MO. until their deaths.  Louisa died 4/29/1884 in Springfield , MO. and John also died there 1/31/1888.  Both were buried Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery , though both graves are now unmarked.  Louisa’s burial confirmed by MO. Death record).  

Mary P. Eaton (Mary Prudence Eaton d/o of Ransom Eaton and Rebecca (Robinson) Eaton. Church Minutes indicate she was received by Relation and Baptism 10/13/1854 (pg. 67) with whom I believe to have been Louisa Emily (Irwin) Robinson and Polly the black girl of “Sister Robinson” (Cassandra (Graham) Robinson).  Mary and her Mother Rebecca were dismissed by letter 3/2/1855 (pg. 68) and Mary was then received back into fellowship, by letter, 12/2/1857 (pg. 80). She was listed as Member #28 on the 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. #136) with “Excluded” beside her name.  “Excluded” probably added after Civil War began as Mary married Greene Irwin Blanchard 8/30/1860 Greene Co., MO. (Greene fought for the CSA).  Mary and Greene Blanchard apparently joined Tatum Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) formed 2/17/1867. Mary died 3/3/1884 in Springfield , MO. and Greene died 6/5/1929 in Elwood , MO   Both were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. ).  

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Ellen B. Barham “Dis” (I don’t know who she was???  According to Church Minutes she was received by Letter and Baptism 10/18/1854 (pg. 67) with James K. Murray and Virginia Helen Bagbee.  There are no Church minutes pertaining to her date of dismissal).  * Note:  James was James Kelsey E. Murray, son of James Murray and Jane Long (Douglass) Murray.  

John Robinson (I believe this was John B. Robinson s/o of Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson. John married Louisa Emily Irwin 8/3/1840 in Polk Co., MO.  If correct identification, then Church Minutes indicate he was received by Relation & Baptism 10/20/1854 (pg. 67) with Elizabeth Maxwell and Slaves Jenne & John belonging to William Johnson.  John listed as Member #35 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. #136) and as Member #10 on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140).  Either John B. Robinson or John Swagerty Robinson was elected Deacon 12/15/1866. Louisa died in Springfield , MO. 4/29/1884 and John died there 1/31/1888.  Both were buried at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery though graves are now unmarked. His death reported in the “Springfield Republican” and his wife’s death and burial was confirmed by MO. Death record).   

Margaret Barham “Dis”  (Not sure who she was???  She was not Margaret “Peggy” (Holbrook) Barham because Margaret withdrew from Church Membership 7/12/1845.  There is a possibility she might have been Margaret Ann (?) Barham wife 1st of John D. Barham and 2nd Payton H. Graham.  John died 1/6/1858 in Greene Co., MO.  and Margaret married Payton 1/14/1858 (2nd marriage didn’t last very long and, though no divorce found in Greene Co., I believe it was over bef. 1863).  I did not find her listed in Church Minutes as Margaret Grayham/Graham.  If correct identification, and she was John D. Barham’s wife, Church Minutes indicate Margaret was received at a 10 day camp meeting held between 9/26/1856 – 10/6/1856 (pg. 74).  The reason I think she might have been John D. Barham’s wife is she received Letter of Dismission 8/8/1863 (pg, 76) with Helen Meriah Barham. Helen was John D. Barham’s daughter.   I think Margaret was dismissed under the Barham surname rather than the Graham surname although she was still listed as Margaret Graham on the 1870 Greene Co., MO. census.  Margaret was in Montgomery Co., KS. by 1880.  I have no further information on her).  

Martha Robinson (probably Martha Mildred “Mattie” Robinson d/o of Greenberry Robinson and Prudence (Tatum) Robinson w/o William Julian Frazier.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate Martha was received by Relation at a 10 day camp meeting held between 9/26/1856 – 10/6/1856 (pg. 74). Martha M. Robinson listed as Member #36 on 8/1859 Church Membership (pg. #136). She received Letter of Dismission bef. 1860 Conference Meeting and moved to Collin Co., TX. with parents (pg. 101) and was not listed on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list. Martha married William Julian Frazier 7/10/1863 in Farmersville, Collin Co., TX. and I believe they came back with Greenberry to help organize the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) 2/17/1867.  Martha Frazier was listed as a founding member. William Julian Frazier never cited in any Church records.  Martha and William remained in Greene Co., MO. where William died 3/14/1894 and Martha died 5/30/1910. Both were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. ).  

Elizabeth  Bro. G. Robinson  Blk Girl (She was slave of Greenberry Robinson and moved to Farmersville, TX. with family aft. 8/1859).  

Columbus Tatum ( Columbus was s/o Lewis F. Tatum and Sarah (Robinson) Tatum.  Church Minutes indicate Columbus was received by Relation at a 10 day camp meeting held between 9/26/1856 – 10/6/1856 (pg. 74).  He was listed as Collumbus Tatum Member #20 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) with “Excluded” beside his name.  “Excluded” added after Civil War began as Columbus joined CSA and was killed ca. 1861/1862).  

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H. H. Blanchard (Henry Hudson Blanchard.  See Member #26 on Church Membership list pg. #5 for full information.  This entry prob. to correct Church Membership after Henry and family rejoined the Church 6/13/1857).  

Mary Blanchard (Mary Webb (Patton) Blanchard.  See Member #27 on Church Membership list pg. #5 for full information.  This entry prob. to correct Church Membership after Mary and family rejoined the Church 6/13/1857).  

J. N. Tatum (I believe he was John Nunn Tatum s/o Alfred and Nancy (Barrow) Tatum. If John was a, “Brethren of the Ministry”, then he was the John Tatum invited to attend the Church’s May Meeting in 1855. Otherwise, Church Minutes indicate J. N. Tatum was received alone by Letter 7/11/1857 (pg. 78).  8/1858 John was appointed to solicit membership at the Church’s camp meeting (pg. 84) and 3/1859 he was appointed Church clerk (pg. 87) a position which he held until 9/1871 (pg. 128) which ends the Minutes for this publication.  John listed in most Church records, with exception of a few activities, in connection with his position as Church clerk. He was listed as Member #21 on 8/1859 Church Membership list and as Member #7 on the 8/12/1865 Membership list. John married Sarah Malvina Robinson 12/23/1860 in Greene Co., MO. and they lived there for the rest of their lives.  John died 4/24/1902 and Sarah died 5/4/1915.  They were both buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO.  

Marshal Blanchard. (I don’t know who he was???).  

Eli Graham (I think he was Eli Frazier Graham s/o of James McKoin Graham and Mary (Robinson) Graham.  If correct identification, Eli was received by Relation 8/8/1857 (pg. 79) with J. Turner, J. C. & Nancey F. Howard and Nancy B. Turner. Eli and William Barham were accused of disorderly conduct 7/9/1864 (pg. 112).  John Robertson and William Woodward were appointed to talk with Eli and on 8/13/1864 the Church deferred his case until next meeting (pg. 113). On 9/10/1864 Eli was restored to fellowship (pg. 114). He was listed on Church Membership list taken bet. 8/1844 – 8/1859 and was listed as Eli F. Graham Member #90 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 138).  Eli F. Graham Member #108 listed on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list as Member (pg. 142) with “Dis by Let” beside his name.  This page actually has 1866 written at the top but carries over the numbering sequence from the list dated 8/12/1865.  Eli married Narcissus Lucinda Ellen Wadley 6/24/1866 in Greene Co., MO. Narcissus not listed in any Church records.  I found no formal Letter of Dismission in the Church records but Eli was in Benton Co., AR. 1870, Hunt Co., TX. 1880 and Boone Co., AR.1882.  Eli and family stayed in Boone Co. 1882 – 1916 where Eli died 2/10/1916 near Bellefonte , AR.   Narcissus also died there 6/23/1933. Both were buried at Holmes Cemetery , near Bellefonte, Boone Co., AR.).  

Mary Ann Justice (I believe Mary was d/o Jackson Earl Baylas “Jack” Justice and Rebecca (Woodward) Justice.  If correct identification, Mary was received alone by Relation & Experience of faith In Christ 10/9/1857. Mary was listed as Member #47 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 137).  She married George T. Johnson 8/9/1863 in Greene Co., MO. and was listed as Mary Ann Johnson Member #19 on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140).  George and Mary resided in Greene Co., MO. until their deaths.  Mary died 2/17/1917 at Ash Grove , MO. and George also died there 10/17/1924.  Both are buried at Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove, Greene Co., MO.).  

Mary Eaton (Unsure, but I think she was Mary Prudence Eaton and this entry corrected Church Membership.  See Mary P. Eaton on Church Membership list pg. #133 above for full information).    Mary had been dismissed by Letter 3/2/1855 and then re-admitted to fellowship 12/2/1857.  

A man of Couler Belonging to Brother Eaton.  

Edward F. Tatum (I think he was Edward Frederick “Ned” Tatum s/o William Tatum and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum. Edward married Lucinda Rogers 8/30/1842 prob. in Johnson Co., AR. and moved to Greene Co., MO. sometimes after 1850.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate he was accepted by Letter at June Conference 1859 (pg. 89).  E. F. Tatum was appointed delegate to Church’s Union Association meeting Aug. 1859 (pg. 90) and was also appointed to a hearing committee for case against Charles McClure at Feb. Conference 1860 (pg. 94).  Edward F. Tatum listed as Member #22 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) but not on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list. I never found formal ordination for him but Edward F. Tatum was preaching sermons by Feb. 1861 (pg. 103).  No formal Letter of Dismission appeared in Church records but Greene Co., MO. Court abstracts show he was charged 2/21/1861 for unlawfully solemnizing a marriage.  He failed to appear in Court and the $500 recognizance bond given by Lewis F. Tatum and William Littleberry Lay was forfeited (this case wasn’t cleared up until Edward  pleaded guilty 9/26/1864).  According to Bio. of daughter Sarah Jane (Tatum) Chaney, in the "Archives and Pioneers of Hunt County, TX", Edward and Lucinda moved to Collin Co., TX. ca. 1863 where Edward  helped Greenberry Robinson organize the First Baptist Church in Farmersville 5/14/1865  and where Edward was listed as a pastor. Edward died 3/4/1875 near Bethlehem, Upshur Co., TX).  

Loucinda Tatum (Lucinda Rogers d/o of Jones Joseph Rogers and Sarah Sharp (King) Rogers w/o Edward Frederick “Ned” Tatum. Lucinda and Edward married 8/30/1842 prob. in Johnson Co., AR. Church Minutes indicate she was accepted by Letter at June Conference 1859. Loucinda listed as Member #23 on 8/1859 Church Membership list (pg. 136) but not on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list.  No formal Letter of Dismission appeared in Church record. Lucinda and Edward moved to Collin Co., TX. ca. 1863.  She died 11/8/1869 near Bethlehem, Upshur Co., TX.).  

Pg. #136  

At the top of this page is written August 1859.   

****I think this is the Membership List written in August 1859 by the Church Clerk beginning with members #1 to #163 and covering pgs. #137 to #139. It is possible this Membership list contains Membership as of 8/1859 and also Membership after 8/1859 but before 8/12/1859.  The list contains Notes beside each name definitely added by at a later date by someone other than the Church clerk who drew up the original list.  My comments are in parenthesis.  

#1 Susan Woodward (Susannah “Susan” Carolina Robinson d/o Charles Robinson and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o Jacob Woodward.  See Member #97 on Church Membership list pg. #129 above for full information).  

#2 William Woodward (probably William W. Woodward s/o Edward Woodward and wife Mary.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicated he was Received by Experience 9/30/1845 (pg. 31) with Luevenia Williams and Jane Smith.  On 8/12/1857 William admitted to having a quarrel with Isaac Dyer in which he used unchristian language and was sorry for it.  The church restored him to fellowship (pg. 79).  7/9/1864 William, with John Robertson, was appointed to talk with Eli Graham and William F. Barham who were accused of disorderly conduct (pg. 112) and 9/9/1871 William was appointed a delegate to the Springfield Association. He was listed as Member #2 on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140).  William married 1st wife Emily Landreth 12/4/1855 in Greene Co., MO. who died there 12/18/1862.  He married 2nd wife Mary F. Gilmore 1/27/1864 in Greene Co., MO.  William and Mary continued to live in Greene Co. until aft. 1880.  William Was cited in Bio in "History of Greene County, Missouri", by R. I. Holcombe, Editing Historian, Western Historical Company, St. Louis , MO. which was published in 1883.  I did not find either of them on the 1900 census).  

#17 Pheba Tatum "Dead" (I think she was Phoebe Rebecca Barham w/o William Tatum, original members 1/1838 (pg. a).  If correct identification, then “Dead” had to have been added after 1860 as she was in William Littleberry Lay's 1860 Greene Co., MO. household.  I think Phoebe died at Bois D'Arc, Greene Co., MO. sometime after June 1860 but before the end of the year.  Though unmarked, her grave is thought to be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with husband William).  

#18 Jemima A. L. Tatum "Excluded" (Jemima Ann Levina Tatum d/o William Tatum and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum w/o William Adams.  See Jemima Tatum on Church Membership list pg. #131 above for full information).  

#19 Thomas M. Tatum "Dead" (See Thomas Tatum on Church Membership list pg. #132 above for full information)  

#20 Collumbus Tatum "Excluded" (son of Lewis Tatum and Sarah (Robinson) Tatum. See Columbus Tatum on Church Membership list pg. #134 above  for full information).  

#21 John N. Tatum (John Nunn Tatum son of Alfred and Nancy (Barrow) Tatum. See J. N. Tatum on Church Membership list pg. #135 above for full information).  

#22 Edward F. Tatum "Excluded" ( Edward Frederick “Ned” Tatum s/o of William Tatum and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum. See Edward F. Tatum on Church Membership list pg. #135 above for full information).  

#23 Loucinda Tatum "Excluded" (Lucinda Rogers d/o Jones Joseph Rogers and Sarah Sharp (King) Rogers w/o Edward F. Tatum.  See Loucinda Tatum on Church Membership list pg. #135 above for full information),  

#24 Seth C. Tatum "Excluded" (see Member #24 on Church Membership list pg. #6 for full information).  

 #25 Sarah Tatum "Excluded" (this has got to Sarah “Sally” Robinson d/o Littleberry and Cassandra (Graham) Robinson w/o Lewis F. Tatum.  See Sarah Tatum Member #24 on Church Membership pg. #5 above for full information).  

#26 Prudence Tatum "Excluded" (Prudence Robinson d/o Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o William Tatum.  See Member #43 on Church Membership list pg. #5 above for full information).  

#27 Rebecca S. Eaton (d/o Charles Robinson and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o Ransom Washington Eaton/Heaton.  See Member #106 on Church Membership list pg. #129 for full information).  

#28 Mary P. Eaton “Excluded” (Mary Prudence Eaton d/o Ransom Eaton and Rebecca (Robinson) Eaton.  Entry to correct Church Membership.  See Mary P. Eaton on Church Membership list pg. #133 above for full information).  

#32 Cassander Robinson "Dismissed by Letter" (Cassandra Graham d/o Thomas and Cassandra Graham w/o Littleberry Robinson. Entry to correct Church Membership.  See Cassandra Robinson on Church Membership list pg. #130 for full information).     

#33 Green B. Robinson "Dismissed by Letter" (Greenberry Robinson s/o of Littleberry and Cassandra Robinson.  Entry to correct Church Membership. See Greenberry Robinson on Church Membership list pg. #132 for full information).   

#34 Emely Robinson (Louisa Emily Irwin w/o of John B. Robinson. See Emily Robinson on Church Membership list pg. #133 for full information).  

#35 John Robinson (John B. Robinson s/o of Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson. See John Robinson on Church Membership list pg. #134 for full information).  

#36 Martha M. Robinson "Dismissed by Letter" (Martha Mildred “Mattie” Robinson d/o of Greenberry Robinson and Prudence (Tatum) Robinson w/o William Julian Frazier.  See Martha Robinson on Church Membership list pg. #134 above for full information).  

#37 Sarah Robinson   (Sarah (Barham) Robinson. See Member #42 on Church Membership list pg. #5 for full information).  

#38 Eliza Robinson (probably Eliza/Elizabeth L. Swagerty w/o James F. Robinson.  See Member #44 on Church Membership list pg. #5 for full information).  

#39 Lydia Johnston (I don’t know who she was).  

#40 William Johnson "dead"  

#41 Mikel Johnston ???  

#42 Permelia Johnson ???  

Pg. #137  

#43 Rebecca Johnson "Excluded" (Entry made to correct Church Membership.  I believe she was Pheby Rebecca Tatum d/o William Tatum and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum w/o Garland Johnson.  See Member #99 on Church Membership list pg. #129 above for full information).  

#45  J. E. B. Justice (Jackson Earl Baylas “Jack” Justice. Entry to update Church Membership.  See J. Justice on Church Membership list pg. #132 above for full information).   

#46  Rebecca Justice (I think she was Rebecca Nancy Woodward d/o of Edward Woodward and wife Mary w/o Jackson Earl Baylas Justice.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was enrolled as a member at the August meeting 1859 (pg 91) with C. F. Corum and wife Caroline Corum.  I’m unsure why she waited so long to become a member especially as Jackson was ordained a minister of the church 9/26/1856.  Rebecca listed as Member #18 on 8/12/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 140) with “Dismissed by Letter” beside her name. I think “Dismissed by Letter” references dismissal 7/14/1852).  *Note:  I don’t think this was Jackson’s and Rebecca’s daughter Nancy Jane Rebecca Justice as she wouldn’t even have been 5 years old.  Jackson ’s wife Rebecca was the only Rebecca Justice listed in Greene Co., MO. on the 1860 census.  

#47 Mary Ann Justice (I think she was d/o Jackson Earl Baylas “Jack” Justice  and Rebecca (Woodward) Justice. See Mary Ann Justice on Church Membership list pg. #135 above for full information).    

#85 Henry H. Blanchard "Dead 1861" (Henry Hudson Blanchard.  This Entry was to update the Church Membership.  See Member #26 on Church Membership list pg. #5 for full information.  “Dead 1861” added sometime after the Civil War began.  Henry actually murdered 2/12/1862).    

#86 Mary Blanchard "Excluded" (Mary Webb (Patton) Blanchard w/o Henry Hudson Blanchard.  See Member #27 on Church Membership list pg. #5. “Excluded” because of sympathy for the Southern cause.  Husband murdered by Union troops and both sons fought for CSA).  

#87 Mahala Blanchard "Excluded" (I think she was Henry Hudson Blanchard’s sister????).  

Pg. #138

 

#90 Eli F. Grayham (Eli Frazier Graham s/o James McKoin Graham and Mary (Robinson) Graham.  See Eli Graham on Church Membership list pg. #135 for full information).

 

#91 Mary Graham "Dead" (Mary C./K. Robinson d/o Charles and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o James McKoin Graham.  Entry listed to correct Church Membership.  See Member #41 on Church Membership list pg. #5.  “Dead” added aft. 1860).

 

#96 Mildred H. Lay "Excluded" (Mildred Howard “Milly/Milla” Tatum d/o William Tatum and Phoebe (Barham) Tatum w/o William Littleberry Lay.  Entry listed to correct Church Membership.  See Member #56 on Church Membership list pg. #6 above for full information).

 

#97 James Folden "Dead July 1864" (James Folden.  See Member #64 on Church Membership list pg. #6 for full information.  James died 7/25/1864)

 

#98 Nancy Folden ( Nancy Perryman w/o James Folden.  See Member #61 on Church Membership list pg. #6 for full information.)

 

#103 Mary black girl of G. B. Robinson dismissed (dismissed bef. Oct. 1860 Conference)

 

#108 Semantha Folden (Samantha M. Folden d/o James Folden and Nancy (Perryman) Folden w/o Martin J. Wilson. Church Minutes indicate Samantha Received by Letter 10/10/1859 (pg. 92) with Emily Boston, Martha Wilson, Sarah J. Wilson, Ellen R. Simmons, Mary A. Folden, Nepolian Bagbee and Mary E. Sheppard.   Samantha married Martin J. Wilson 6/28/1863 in Greene Co., MO. and, although married, was listed under maiden name as Member #42 on 8/25/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 141) with “Dis. by Let 1869” beside her name. Church records cite Samantha Wilson requesting Letter of Dismission at February 1869 Meeting (pg. 125) with Mary Ann Sebrina Kile.  Samantha moved to KS. and died 12/12/1933 in Fairfax, Osage Co., KS.).  *Note:  1.)  I have no idea why Samantha was listed by her maiden name on the 1865 Membership list, as Church records clearly listed her as Samantha Wilson when she req. Letter of Dismission 2/1869;  2.)  Mary Ann Sebrina Folden was Samantha’s sister and 1st wife of Lee Fine Kile.   

#109 Mary A. Folden (Mary Ann Sebrina Folden daughter of James and Nancy (Perryman) Folden w/o of Lee Fine Kile.  Church Minutes indicate Mary Received by Letter 10/10/1859 (pg. 92) with Emily Boston, Martha Wilson, Sarah J. Wilson, Ellen R. Simmons, Semantha M. Folden, Nepolian Bagbee and Mary E. Sheppard. Mary married Lee Fine Kile 3/10/1861 in Greene Co., MO.  Although married, she was listed as Mary A. Folden Member #43 on 8/25/1865 Church Membership list (pg. 141) with “Dis. by Let 1869” beside her name. Church records cite Mary Ann Sebrina Kile requesting Letter of Dismission at February 1869 Meeting (pg. 125) with Samantha Wilson.  She is not cited further in Church records.  Mary died bet. 1876 – 1877 in Greene Co. MO. It is possible she died in child birth with 5th child Marion L. Kile born 10/23/1876 but this is unproven.  Unknown where she was buried but as parents James and Nancy Folden were buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery it is probable that she too was buried there and is now unmarked.  Lee Kile married 2nd wife Mrs. Darthula O. "Dolly" Jane ( Murray ) Jones 5/8/1878 in Greene Co., MO. and they stayed in Greene Co.  Darthula died 2/19/1903 in Greene Co., MO. and Lee died 5/15/1929 in Ash Grove , MO.   Both are buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery ).  

#111  Mary E. Sheppard  “Dis by L”.  (I think she was Eldelene Mary Sheppard d/o John Sheppard and Sarah (Gilmore) Sheppard w/o Levi T. Robinson.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was Received by Letter 10/10/1859 with Emily Boston, Martha Wilson, Sarah J. Wilson, Ellen R. Simmons, Semantha M. Folden, Mary A. Folden and Nepolian Bagbee.  Mary was not listed on the 8/12/1865 Church membership list.  She married Levi T. Robinson 10/10/1860 and I believe she was the Mary E. Robinson who was dismissed with Greenberry Robinson and family (Oct. 1860), moving to Farmersville, Collin Co. TX. where she and Levi both died and were buried.  Levi died 3/2/1907 in Farmersville , TX . and Eldelene also died there 12/29/1913. Both buried I. O. O. F. Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin Co., TX.).  

#119 Lutetia Swagety "Excluded" (Lutitia Swagerty d/o John W. Swagerty and Rachel Jane ( Clark ) Swagerty w/o 1st John O. Tatum and 2nd William Long.  Church Minutes indicate she was Received by Experience 10/12/1859 (pg. 92) with John Hoyl and Samuel Logan. Married John O. Tatum 1/13/1861 in Green Co., MO. and probably “Excluded” at the time Civil War began for sympathy for the Southern cause (John fought for CSA and died ca. 1863 – 1865 in AR.).  Lutitia married 2nd husband William Long prob. in AR. sometime bef. 1870.  They were in Callaway Co., MO. 1870 census.  Neither found later than 1870 and Lutitia’s children living in Greene Co., MO. among relatives 1880 census). *Note:  Lutitia was sister of Eliza (Swagerty) Robinson and Arabella Clark (Swagerty) Barham.   

#121 Juliann Grayham "Dead" (I think she was Lucy Graham d/o of Seth T. Graham and  Mary J. (McWherter) Graham. Seth and Mary were in Greene Co., MO. 1860 census)  

#124 James F. Tatum "Excluded" (I think he was James Fountain “Fount” Tatum s/o of William Tatum and Prudence (Robinson) Tatum. If correct identification, he was Received by Experience 10/14/1859 (pg. 92) with Nanny Simmons, John A. Blanchard, Green I. Blanchard and Jeremiah Y. Smith.  This is the only time James appeared in Church records.  I found no reference to his “Exclusion” but had to have been added after Civil War began.  I believe James joined the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) when it started 2/17/1867.  He married 1st Sarah Elizabeth Watson 2/16/1871 in Greene Co., MO. who died there 11/1/1876, buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D’Arc and Willard , MO. James married 2nd Mary Jane Agee 11/19/1882 in Greene Co., MO. and Mary died 1/14/1911 in Willard, Greene Co., MO., also buried Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D’Arc and Willard , MO.  James moved to McAlister, Quay Co., NM. by 1918 and died there 11/26/1924. He was buried at Elida Cemetery, Roosevelt Co., NM.)  

#126 John A. Blanchard "Excluded" (John Andrew Blanchard s/o of Henry Hudson Blanchard and Mary Webb (Patton) Blanchard.  John was received 10/14/1859 (pg. 92) with James F. Tatum, Nanny Simmons, Green I. Blanchard and Jeremiah Y. Smith. “Excluded” had to have been added after the Civil War began as John was active in the Church, serving on various committees and as Church Clerk at the Sept/Oct/Nov. 1860 conferences and Mar./May/June 1861 conferences.  I found no Church records confirming date of “Exclusion” but John enlisted in 1861 in the CSA and the next Church Clerk cited in the Church records was John Nunn Tatum appointed 4/12/1862. John fought with Capt. Campbell's company of Missouri-State Guards.  When he came down with typhoid fever in 1862 his father Henry went to bring him home.  Henry Hudson Blanchard, was murdered by Union troops 2/12/1862 and John brought his body home. He married Cordelia D. Tatum 9/17/1863 in Greene Co., MO. and moved to Boone Co., MO. where they stayed until after 1865.  Upon returning to Greene Co. they joined the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) and John was cited as a deacon of the church in 1883. They lived the rest of their lives in Greene Co., MO. with Cordelia dying there 3/6/1893 and John 1/7/1895.  Both were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. ). *Note:  Green Irwin Blanchard was John’s brother.  

#127 Green T. Blanchard "Excluded" (I believe he was Greene Irwin Blanchard s/o of Henry Hudson Blanchard and Mary Webb (Patton) Blanchard).  Greene was received 10/14/1859 (pg. 92) with James F. Tatum, Nanny Simmons, John A. Blanchard and Jeremiah Y. Smith. I found no Church records confirming date of exclusion, but “Excluded” had to have been added after the Civil War began.  Greene married Mary Prudence Eaton 8/30/1860 in Greene Co., MO. and joined the CAS 5/1863, serving with the Sixth Missouri Provisional Militia until 8/1864. Greene and Mary joined the Tatum Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) which was started 2/17/1867 and Greene and Mary lived in Springfield , MO. until Mary’s death 3/3/1884.  He then married 2nd wife Mrs. Mary Ellen (Craven) Lowdermilk 9/30/1886 in Greene Co., MO. They lived in Elwood , MO. until their deaths. Greene died in 6/5/1929 in Elwood , MO. and Mary (Craven) Lowdermilk/Blanchard died there 4/8/1936.  All three were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery , bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. with 2nd wife Mary buried next to 1st husband Alfred Alexander (A. A.) Lowdermilk).  

Pg. #139  

#129 William F. Barham "Excluded" (I think he was William Franklin Barham s/o of Thomas G. Barham and Sarah (Lay) Barham.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate he was Received by Experience 10/8/1859 (pg. 92) with Martha F. Bagbee, Lucretia Thomas and James M. Rooks.  William accused, with Eli Graham, of disorderly conduct 7/9/1864 (pg. 112); case deferred 8/13/1864 (pg. 113) resulting in William being Excluded for dancing 9/10/1864 (pg. 114).  William married Tennessee Elizabeth Duncan 2/25/1864 in Lawrence Co., MO. They lived in Ebenezer , MO. 1870 and Ash Grove , MO. 1880.  William died in Ash Grove, Greene Co., MO. 11/30/1888 and Tennessee died 11/16/1919 possb. in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.  Both were buried Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove, Greene Co. , MO.).  

#132   Sarah J. Tatum "Excluded" (I think she was Sarah Jane Tatum d/o Edward Frederick “Ned” Tatum and Lucinda ( Rogers ) Tatum.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate she was Received by Letter 10/16/1859 (pg. 92) with Lydia Smith.  Sarah moved with family to Collin Co., TX. by 1863 where she married George P. Cheney 12/20/1866. I found no reference in Church records to Sarah’s “Exclusion” but father Edward had problems for illegally solemnizing a marriage and was not present in Greene Co. 1861 – 1862).  

#134 Mary H. Grayham "dismissed by letter" (unsure who she was??? Church Minutes indicate Mary was Received by Letter at February 1860 Conference (pg. 95).  *Note:  Mary C./K. (Robinson) Graham was listed as Member #91 (pg. 138) marked “Dead” so this Mary H. Graham was not her.  Possibly she was Mary (McWherter) Graham w/o Seth T. Graham but that Mary had J. initial on the 1850 census???).  

#136 Rebecca Eaton (d/o Charles Robinson and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o Ransom Washington Eaton.  See Member #106 on Church Membership list pg. #129 for full information).  

#143   Leonard B. Eaton "Excluded" (I think Leonard was son of Ransom Washington Eaton and Rebecca (Robinson) Eaton.  If correct identification, L. B. Eaton was Received by Relation at October 1860 Conference (pg. 101).  I found no formal Letter of Dissmission nor any Church reference to his “Exclusion”.  Leonard’s mother Rebecca was never “Excluded” so it is hard to determine whether Leonard was “Excluded” because of Southern sympathies or whether he was “Excluded” for some infringement of the rules like failure to get a Letter of Dismission. Leonard was not listed on the 8/12/1865 Church Membership list.  Regardless, Leonard married Mary P. Sewell and was in Boone Co., AR. by 1870.  I found them in Bellefonte, Boone Co., AR. 1880 census but nothing after that.  Both apparently died bef. 1900 in Bellefonte, AR. but no burial confirmation found.  Son Claude Eaton buried at Bellefonte Cemetery but Leonard and Mary, if buried there, are unmarked.  Daughter Cora (Eaton) Green and husband James Allen Green were both buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Harrison, Boone Co., AR.).   

#151 Hellen M. Barham "Dismissed by Letter" (I think she was Helen Meriah Barham daughter of John D. Barham and wife Margaret.  If correct identification, Church Minutes indicate Helen was Received by Relation October 1860 Conference (pg. 101).  Helen Meriah Barham req. Letter of Dismission 8/8/1863 (pg. 110) with Margaret Barham.  I have no further info on Helen).  *Note:  I believe Margaret Barham was the widow of John D. Barham whose 2nd marriage to Payton H. Graham ended before 1863.  Margaret apparently listed by Barham surname as that is probably how she was formerly listed in Church records before her 2nd marriage.  She was listed on census records as Margaret Graham as she also had 2 Graham children.  

#160   Sarah M. Tatum "Received by Experience".  Originally listed as “Received by Relation” which was marked out. (I believe this was Sarah Malvina Robinson d/o of James F. Robinson and Eliza (Swagerty) Robinson w/o John Nunn Tatum.  Sarah married John N. Tatum 12/23/1860 in Greene Co., MO. when she was only 14 yrs. old.  If correct identification, She was “Received by Experience” 6/14/1863 (pg. 110) by herself and was baptized 7/11/1863 (pg. 110) with Sarah S. Justice. I believe the case for this being James’ and Eliza’s daughter is strengthened by her being baptized with Sarah Justice who was her 1st cousin.  Sarah and John lived in Greene Co., MO. until their deaths. John died 4/24/1902 and Sarah died 5/14/1915.  Both buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D'Arc and Willard , MO. ).  

#161   Sarah S. Justice "Received by Experience".  Originally listed as “Received by Relation” which was marked out. (I believe this was Sarah Susannah Robinson d/o or John B. Robinson and Louisa (Irwin) Robinson w/o John Thomas Justice.  Sarah married John Justice 11/28/1860 in Greene Co., MO. when she was 17.  If correct identification, she was “Received by Experience” 7/11/1863 (pg, 110) by herself and was baptized 7/11/1863 (pg. 110) with Sarah M. Tatum.  Sarah and John Justice divorced in Springfield , MO. 10/10/1905 and neither remarried.  Both remained in Greene Co., MO.  John died 12/13/1924 in Fair Grove , MO. and was buried Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Fair Grove, Greene Co. , MO.  Sarah died 5/29/1927 in Springfield , MO. and was buried Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield , Greene Co. , MO.). *Note:  Sarah Malvina (Robinson) Tatum and Sarah Susannah (Robinson) Justice were 1st cousins.  

Pg. 140  --  August 12th 1865 written across top of page.  This appears to be Membership List drawn up on this particular day of Church Business.  There is a problem with dating this Church Membership list. It could be this was the first Church Membership to appear after the amended Constitution was passed in 1864 but as some of these ladies were listed under their married names while others were still cited under their maiden names, it is questionable as to when the original list was drawn up.  This list also has notes which were made both before and after 8/12/1865.  The notes were definitely made by someone other than the Church clerk at the time the list was drawn up.  These are basically the same people as in the other lists.  The notes are in quotes and my comments are in parenthesis.  

#1 Susan Woodward (Susannah “Susan” Caroline Robinson d/o Charles Robinson and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o Jacob Woodward.  See Member #97 on Church Membership list pg. #129 for full information).  

#2 William Woodward (I thinks this William W. Woodward was s/o of Edward Woodward and wife Mary.  See William Woodward Member #2 on Church Membership list pg. #136 above for full information).  *Note:  William was brother of Jacob Woodward who married Susanna “Susan” Caroline Robinson.  

#7 John N. Tatum (John Nunn Tatum s/o of Alfred Tatum and Nancy (Barrow) Tatum.  See J. N. Tatum on Church Membership list pg. #135 above for full information).  

#9 Emely Robinson (Louisa Emily Irwin w/o John B. Robinson.  See Emily Robinson on Church Membership list pg. #133 above for full information).  

#10 John Robinson (John B. Robinson s/o Charles Robinson and Sarah (Barham) Robinson.  See John Robinson on Church Membership list pg. #134 above for full information).  

#11 Eliza Robinson "Dead" (probably Eliza/Elizabeth L. Swagerty w/o James F. Robinson. See Member #44 on Church Membership list pg. #5 for full information.)  

#12 Sarah Robinson "Dead" (Sarah (Barham) Robinson.  See Member #42 on Church Membership list pg. #5 above for full information.  I believe Sarah died bet. 8/1859 and 6/1860 otherwise she would have had “Excluded” beside her name because of her very strong sympathy for the Southern cause).  

#14 Michael Jonston "dead Feb. 1872"  ???  

#15 Permelia Jonson "insane"  ???  

#17 J. E. B. Justice "Dismissed by letter" (Jackson Earl Baylas Justice.  See J. Justice on Church Membership pg. #132 for full information.  I think “Dismissed by letter” refers to Dismission on 7/14/1852.  Jackson and wife rejoined the Church before 8/1852).  

#18 Rebecca Justice "Dismissed by letter" (Rebecca Nancy Woodward d/o John and Mary Woodward and w/o Jackson Earl Baylas “Jack” Justice.  See Member #46 on Church Membership list pg. #137 for full information. I think “Dismissed by letter” refers to Dismission on 7/14/1852.  Jackson and wife rejoined the Church before 8/1852).  

#19 Mary Ann Johnson (Mary Ann Justice d/o of Jackson Earl Baylas “Jack” Justice and Rebecca (Woodward) Justice w/o George T. Johnson.  See Mary Ann Justice on Membership list pg. #135 for full information).   

#36 Nancy Folden "Exc. 1869" (Nancy (Perryman) Folden.   See Member #61 on
Church Membership pg. #6 for full information.. I found no Church minutes relating to Nancy being “Excluded”at any time and she was buried at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery when she died 9/24/1885).  

#42 Samanth M. Folden "Dis. by Let. 1869" (d/o James and Nancy (Perryman) Folden w/o Martin J. Wilson.  See Member #108 on Church Membership list pg. #138 for full information).   

#43 Mary A. Folden "Dis. by Let. 1869" (This was Mary Ann Sebrina Folden d/o James and Nancy (Perryman) Folden w/o of Lee Fine Kile.  See Member #109 on Church Membership list pg. #138 for full information).   

#62  Sarah M. Tatum (Sarah Malvina Robinson d/o of James F. Robinson and Eliza (Swagerty) Robinson.  See Member #160 on Church Membership list pg. #139 for full information.  

#63 Sarah J. Justice (Sarah Susannah Robinson d/o John B. Robinson and Louisa Emily (Irwin) Robinson w/o John Thomas Justice.  See Member #161 on Church Membership list pg. #139 for full information).  

#66  Rebecca Eaton “Dis by L”  (d/o Charles Robinson and Sarah (Barham) Robinson w/o Ransom Washington Eaton/Heaton.  See Member #106 on Church Membership list pg. #129 for full information).  

#68 Mary H. Graham “dismissed by Letter” (unsure who she was???  See Member #134 on Church Membership list Pg. #139 for full information).  

#74 Parmelia Ellen Folden  “Dis by Let 1869”  (Permelia Ellen Folden d/o of James Folden and Nancy (Perryman) Folden w/o John Swagerty Robinson.  Church Minutes indicate Permelia Received by Experience and Baptism 10/7/1865 (pg. 116) with George T. Johnson, Mahala E. Smith, Nancy M. Davis, James M. dickens, Rebecca M. Mason, Elisabeth T. Logen, Tripheia Thomas and Elizabeth Jane Thomas. Permelia and John married 9/9/1866 in Greene Co., MO. and requested (as Robertson) Letters of Dismission which were granted March 1869 meeting (pg. 125).  They were listed on the 1870 Greene Co., MO. census and apparently rejoined the Church sometime after 1870 living in Greene Co., MO. until their deaths.  John died 11/5/1907 and Permelia died 4/14/1910.  Both are buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery ).  

Pg. #142  “1866” written at top of page.  I don’t know what “Ex B” stands for.  

#80 S. A. P. Woodward “Ex B” (Sarah Ann Permelia Woodward d/o Jacob Woodward and Susanna "Susan" Caroline (Robinson) Woodward.  This is the only place in Church Minutes where her name appears.  If she joined the Church in 1866 she would have been 18 yrs. od.  Sarah married Mitchell/Michael "Mike" Noah Barnes 9/9/1877 in Greene Co., MO.  I did not find them on the 1880 census but they were thought to still be in the Clear Creek area.  Sarah and Michael joined the Tatum Chapel Missionary Church (now Clear Creek Baptist Church ) 9/2/1894.  They continued to live in Greene Co. moving to Brighton , MO. where Michael died 11/25/1908.  After his death Sarah lived with son Charles Jacob Barnes until her death 2/25/1938 in Springfield , MO.   Both Michael and Sarah were buried at Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D’Arc and Willard , MO. No Barnes family was cited in Church records).  

#81 John S. Robinson “Ex B Dis by Let 1869”  (John Swagerty Robinson s/o James F. Robinson and Eliza (Swagerty) Robinson.  John and Permelia married 9/9/1866 in Greene Co., MO. and requested (as Robertson) Letters of Dismission which were granted March 1869 meeting (pg. 125).  They were listed on the 1870 Greene Co., MO. census and apparently rejoined the Church sometime after 1870 living in Greene Co., MO. until their deaths.  John died 11/5/1907 and Permelia died 4/14/1910.  Both are buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery ).  

#82  Augustine I. Robinson  “Ex B married Kelsey” ( Augusta I. "Gusty" Robinson d/o James F. Robinson and Eliza (Swagerty) Robinson.w/o William Henry Kelso.  This is the only Church record she appears on.  Augusta married William 8/25/1867 in Greene Co., MO. and they continued to live there until their deaths.  Augusta died 11/30/1925 in Willard , MO. and William died there 2/28/1928.  Both buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Willard, Greene Co., MO.).  

#85 Jemima Frazier “Pol”  ???  

#86  Matilda M. Justice “Ex B Downing Dismissed” (Margaret Matilda Justice d/o Jackson Earl Baylas "Jack" Justice and Rebecca Nancy (Woodward) Justice w/o Levi Patterson Downing.  This is the only Church record she appears on.  Margaret and Levi married 11/7/1867 Lawrence Co., MO.  No Church record concerning her dismissal in this publication.  Margaret and Levi in Butte Co. , CA. 1880 then Alameda Co., CA. by 1912.  Levi died in Oakland , Alameda Co., CA. (don’t know burial site) and Margaret continued to live in Oakland until her death 8/31/1944.  She was cremated with cremains interred at Chapel of Memories, Oakland , Alameda Co. , CA.  Levi Downing never cited in Church records).  

#92  Mary Robinson “Ex B Forester”  (Mary Louise Robinson d/o John B. Robinson and Louisa Emily (Irwin) Robinson w/o Robert Clinton Forrester.  This is the only Church record she appears on.  Mary married Robert 1/4/1871 in Greene Co., MO. "Ex B Forester" had to have been added by someone other than the Church Clerk at the time Membership list taken.  Mary and Robert lived in Springfield , Greene Co., MO. until Robert’s death 6/8/1916.  Mary continued to live in Springfield until 1920 when she moved to Los Angeles , CA .  She returned to Springfield , MO. by 1930 census and died there 1/23/1938.  Both Robert and Mary buried Clear Creek Cemetery bet. Bois D’Arc and Willard , MO.  

#108  Eli F. Graham “Dis by Let” (Eli Frazier Graham s/o of James McKoin Graham and Mary (Robinson) Graham.  See Eli Graham on Church Membership list pg. #135 for full information).  

* It is possible that some of my conclusions may not be correct but I have taken every precaution to eliminate as much error as I can. Jan Lawson.