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Subject: [GAJONES] Church introduction
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 19:41:19 -0600
Barbara Shore has typed this for us:
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History of Jones Co., GA, by Carolyn White Williams
History of Churches in Jones Co.
At first there were no organized churches. Everyone worked so hard for a
livelihood they had little time to build churches. People were widely
Some kept their membership in their old home counties. There was a constant
threat of Indians only a few miles away. The first meeting houses were
such to have social gatherings, as to worship God. The loneliness of the
pioneers had a great need for young and old to get together. Then came the
the itinerant preacher. On the day of the declaration of the War of 1812,
were held for prayer and there was a dread in every heart.
There were the circuit riders with meager salaries and many hardships. One
the early riders was Rev. James B. PAYNE as Ocmulgee Circuit Pastor,
Methodist. There were others among them, Edmond TALBOT a cousin of Hon.
Matthew TALBOT, Gov., who preached in Jones Co. from 1809-1830. He
moved to Henry Co., Ala. And at the age of 86 died in 1853. Henry HOOTEN
was a pioneer preacher here and started the Elam Baptist church. John and
Benjamin MILNER were outstanding preachers at Blountsville Baptist church
Isham REESE preached near the Joe DAY place and is buried there. There are
many others of whom there is no record available. Rev. Thomas Bog SLADE
was a minister as well as an educator and was known to preach in many
without any remuneration for his services. Rev. Joshua S. CALLOWAY
preached here in 1810, died in Clayton Co. 1855.
EARLY CHURCH DEED RECORDS, JONES CO., GA
Clinton M.E. ChurchSam Cook &7 Apr 18171 A. Meeting H
Elam Baptist ChurchHenry Hooten8 Jul 18123-3/4 A.
Jno. McBride, Ch TrusteeJos. Bonner10 Apr 18133-1/2 A
New Hope ChurchJno. Mullins5 Aug 18181 A.
New Hope ChurchEdward Brooks18 May 18161 A.
Flat Shoal Bap. Ch.Abner Davis2 Apr 18142-8/10 A.
Baptist Ch. TrusteesGreen Wynn28 Oct 18151-1/2 A.
Baptist Ch. TrusteesDaniel Hightower28 Oct 18151 A.
Baptist Ch. TrusteesSamuel Pool4 Apr 18171-3/4 A.
Trustees Meth. Ch.John Cook25 Oct 18121 A.
Peter Wyce et al. Meth. Ch.Wm. Griggs, et al.28 Oct 18121 A.
Peter Wyce et al. Meth. Ch.Allen Green, et al.23 Mar 1819Lot
Walnut Ck. Bapt. Ch.Robt. Carr16 Sep 18092 A.
Walnut Ck. Bapt. Ch.Jacob Lewis12 Mar 18211 A.
Ocmulgee House Bapt. Ch.Geo. Walker7 Aug 18201 A.
Ocmulgee Baptist Ch.J.L. Patterson7 Aug 18201 A.
Baptist ChurchCollin Pope7 Aug 18201 A.
M.E. Church ClintonRobt. Cunningham et al.14 Jul 1821Lot in Clinton
Shiloh Bapt. Ch.Thos. White, et al.15 Apr 18238-1/2 A.
Elam Bapt. Ch.Travis A.D. Weaver19 Jun 18312 A.
Walnut Ck. ChurchSamuel Lowther4 May 18336 A.
New Hope ChurchGiles Driver2 Jan 1830¼ A.
New Hope ChurchGreene Miller9 Oct 1833¼ A.
Rehoboth Bapt. Ch.Geo. Miller13 Mar 18323 A.
County Line Bapt. Ch.Wiley Little23 Aug 18363 A.
Chapel Hill Bapt. Ch.Robt. Woodall31 Mar 18386 A.
Sardis M.E. ChurchJames Jones15 May 18383 A.
Union Hill Bapt. Ch.Alexander Oden2 Apr 18352-1/2 A.
Friendship ChurchNathaniel Glover7 Dec 18493 A.
Mt. Zion M.E. ChurchHenry Brown2 Nov 18502 A.
Mt. Springs Bapt. Ch.Balkcom Bryant7 Sep 18544-1/2 A.
Methodist E. Ch.Shadrack Slater, et al.17 Sep 18601 A.
Pitts Chapel M.E. Ch.James Wells13 Oct 18603-1/4 A.
Sunshine M, Round Oak & Cem.Robt Smith/Sally1 Oct 18754-3/4 A.
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