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Subject: Re: [BRE] Snow Creek, VA Brethren
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 14:16:45 -0500
Boones Chapel Church of the Brethren, Va., located eighteen miles south of
Rocky Mount in Franklin Co. In 1907 a group of twenty-five members of the
Antioch congregation formed the Snow Creek congregation. In 1910 this
group built a frame meetinghouse. The congregation was organized ca. 1912.
John O Boone (listed as a minister 1888-1917) a leader among Franklin Co.
Brethren, was a resident minister of the young Snow Creek congregation. In
1956 the congregation changed its name to Boones Chapel. A nearby
preaching point was organized as the Jones Chapel congregation in 1941.
Major renovations on the original frame structure, including entirely
encasing it in brick, were completed in 1979.
From the Brethren Encyclopedia
From The Brethren in Virginia by Roger E. Sappington
In the southernmost part of Franklin County, some twenty miles south of
Rocky Mount a section of the Antioch congregation was split off around the
beginning of the twentieth century to form the Snow Creek congregation. In
1910 this small group of about twenty-five Brethren built a church under
the leadership of J. O. Boone, a resident minister. Other ministers from
the Franklin County congregations assisted him in the church work . By
1956 when the congregation changed its name to Boones Chapel it had grown
to a membership of one hundred sixty. Some of the leaders over the years
were R. L. Peters, J. A. Naff, S. H. Flora, L. A. Bowman, Elwood F.
Humphreys. F. B. Layman,Sr, Guy E. Wampler, Sr. Ira D. Hou, C. Eugene
Lenker, Eugene H. Kahle, W. C, Sweitzer, Robert, S. Roller, Marshall L.
Flora, Russell Fischer, and Mark W. Wolfe.
The congregation is currently (1998 ) showing 111 members, average
attendance 62 in the Virlina District of the Church of the Brethren
listing the name of the congregation as Boones Chapel, Snow Creek.
sent by Ferne Baldwin