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Subject: Re: [BRE] Flat Rock Congregation Questions
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 16:15:49 EST
In my effort to obtain more information about the Flat Rock Congregation, I
have come across the following last names: Garber, Good, Glick (or Click),
Miller, Bowman, Wine, Myers, Kagery, Wampler, Zigler, Flory, Kline and Neff.
Other names I suspect should be included because of their intermarriage to the
Brethren families I am researching (Good and Glick) would include Shirkey,
Toppin, Andes, Zirkle, Souerwine, Silvious, Fertig, Kauffman, Bolman, Minick,
Funkhouser, Wampler, Eakle, Ryman, Harshbarger and Sherfy.
In the 1830's this congregation worshiped in individuals homes, as a church
was not built until 1844 or thereabouts.
A Mr. Dwayne Wightsman from this list sometime ago directed me to an article
by Roger Sappington entitled "Where the Brethren Settled" which talked about
the early efforts of the Brethren to settle in Shenandoah/Rockingham County
areas. The early beginnings of the Flat Rock Congregation in approximately 1765
were talked about in this article. It appeared in the Journal of the Roanoke
Valley Historical Society. I was able to locate a copy of the Journal which was
published in Summer 1972. If you decide you would like to read this article,
I can scan it into my computer and e-mail the pages to you. In googling Flat
Rock Congregation I found a book mentioned, "A History of the Flat Rock
Congregation" by Jacob David Wine, but I cannot find any other information about
I would be interested to know if any of the above names are familiar to you.