ROUGH CREEK CHURCH - PART I of III

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Communicants 242 
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Deaths 222 
Dismissions 218
Davidson Rev Jno 19
Douglass Rev J.W. 21
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Baptisms 226
Elders elected 13, 18
Erskine Rev Geo 23
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History 5-12 
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Marriages 214
Praying Families 210
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Rice, Rev. Jno H. 15,20
  
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Statistics 260
 
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Introduction to the records of the
Rough Creek congregation
The House of worship, occupied by the Rough Creek Congregation, was erected by the church of England, whilst established by law in these Colonies, about the year
The clergymen, who officiated under that establishment, were . After the American Revolution, the place was supplied by the preachers of different de- nominations, whose residence, or whose passage through the Country, permitted them to visit it. But, it is believed, the first organized society was by the Methodists, in the year x The number and the names of their first members are not known. The most noted of the Methodist Ministers who served the Congregation were .
X See page 114
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Introductory History of the Congregation.

The highest number of members, whilst it was a Methodist Episcopal Church was .
About the year this society and its Minister, with many other societies, and Ministers, Seceded from the Methodist church, being dissatisfied with its government, and were organized, imperfectly however, by the name of the "Republican Methodist Church". The number of seceding members in this congregation was . The society thus organized, existed years. Their highest number of members was . Their Ministers were .
In the year Mr Robinson, and a majority of the Rough Creek society, in conjunction with several other Ministers and societies, determining to have written rules of church government, organized themselves into a separate church, retaining the appellation of "Republican Methodist". Another and larger party, with the Revd James O'Kelly at their head, rejected all written rules of church government, independent of the Scriptures, and called themselves "Christians." A small minority of the Rough
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Creek Congregation, with the Revd John Chappell, one of its Ministers, united with the Christians, and erected for themselves a House of worship on the southern border of the congregation.
The Revd Mr Robinson continued to serve the Congregation, as its Pastor, until his death in . In the year 1818, he was succeeded by the Revd Saml Armistead, its present Pastor. Between the years 1818 and 1822, whilst the congregation was republican Methodist, with written rules of government, the highest number of members was .
In the year 1822, Mr. Armistead, with a majority of his members, connected them- selves, as a Church, with the Presbytery of Hanover. The record leading to that change is as follows, to wit
"September 14th 1822 the church formed itself into a church session. present Saml Armistead, Pastor, with Josiah Jackson, James Madison, and Edward O. Almond, Elders, & with the following private members, Elizabeth Jackson, Pamelia F. Jackson, Patrick Jackson, Susanna Williamson, Frances Williamson,
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Martha White, Mary Harvey, Elizabeth Madison, James Brown, Saml Lodge, Daniel W. Williamson, and Elizabeth Almond.
Whereupon they proceeded to take into consideration the resolution of the district meeting of August last, to wit, to ascertain whether the different churches, belonging to the Republican Methodist church, would concent to appoint a committee to wait on the Presbytery of Hanover, at their next meeting, to ascertain on what terms the Rep. M. church could unite with them. After due consideration of the subject, the church agreed to appoint a committee for that purpose, 11 voting for and 5 voting against it, as follows. For the committee, Josiah Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson, Pamelia F Jackson, Patrick Jackson, James Madison, Martha Madison, Elizabeth Madison, Elizabeth White, Susanna Williamson, Daniel W Williamson & Mary Harvey, Against the committee, James Brown Senr Saml Lodge, Edward O. Almond, Elizabeth Almond and Frances Williamson.
The Revd Saml Armistead, James Madison,
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and Josiah Jackson were then appointed a committee to wait upon the Hanover Presbytery, and report to the church their proceedings."
The application made in conformity with the preceding record, was met, on the part of the Hanover Presby, by a resolution of which the following is a copy.
Charlotte Court House 19th October 1822
"The committee, to whom was referred the memorial of the Commissioners of the Republican Methodist church, reported, and the report was received, adopted, and is as follows:
(note: memorial = petition)
Your Committee entertain the expectation that the memorialisty, with the Churches represented by them, will see their way clear to adopt our system in the mode prescribed - and they recommend that Henderson Lee, John Davidson, Samuel Armistead, and Matthew W. Jackson, Ministers of the gospel, be received as members of the Presbytery of Hanover, and that the several Congregations, known by the name of Rough Creek
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Church, Chaney Church, and old Court House Church, be received under the care of the said Presby. And that Samuel Armistead be continued Pastor of Rough Creek Church, and that Henderson Lee be continued as pastor of Chaney and old Court House Churches."
A true Copy signed John H. Rice Clk. H.P.
Five of the members of the church dissented from the measures adopted by their brethren and, after a time, united with the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mr. Armistead and the majority of his members, retained the house of worship, and became the Presbyterian Church of Rough Creek. Their names are as follows, to wit, James Madison, a ruling Elder, residing near the College Church, to which he was transferred
Josiah Jackson, Ruling Elder John S. Armistead. Daniel W. Williamson. Patrick Jackson.
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Richard Brizendine. Sarah Brizendine, his wife. John Lucker. Lucker, his wife. Martha Madison. Susannah Williamson. Eliz. Jackson. Susan Armistead. Susan Smith. Susan Harris. Susan Armistead. wid. Martha White. Eliz. Madison. Nancy Armistead. Frances Walker. Frances Williamson. Mary Harvey. Margaret Atkins. Louisa M. Thomas. Sarah Alday. Pamelia F. Williamson. Eliza Moore, in all 6 males, 20 females.
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The history of the congregation, being now brought down to the commencement of its session records, as a Presbyterian Church, will be found continued in their records, and in the notes inserted among them.
1st Session R. C. Church, 5th April 1823
The Session met. Present Saml Armistead, Pastor, with josiah Jackson and James Madison, Elders.
Daniel W. Williamson was duly elected clerk.
Saml Armistead Modr. D.W. Williamson Clk.
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2nd Session R. C. Church, 6th Septem. 1823
The session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and James Madison, Elders.
John S. Armistead was duly elected a ruling Elder.
Saml Armistead, Modr. D.W. Williamson, Clk.
3rd Session R. C. Church, 6th March, 1824
The session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S. Arm- istead, Elders.
Josiah Jackson was appointed to represent this church in the next Hanover Presby.
Saml Armistead, Modr. D.W. Williamson, Clk.
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4th Session R. C. Church, 4 Septem. 1824
Session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Armistead, Elders.
Josiah Jackson was appointed to represent this church in the next Hanover Presby.
Saml Armistead, Modr D.W. Williamson, Clk.
5th Session R. C. Church, 2nd April, 1825
The session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Arm- istead, Elders.
Josiah Jackson was appointed to represent this church in the next Hanover Presby. Saml Armistead, Modr. D.W. Williamson, Clk.
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6th Session. R. C. Church, 7th August, 1825
The session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Arm- istead, Elders.
The Revd Saml Armistead recommended to the Church to call an assistant preacher.
Whereupon they agreed to this measure, and called the Revd John H. Rice to preach at R C Church one sabbath in the month.
Saml Armistead, Modr. D.W. Williamson, Clk.
7th Session R. C. Church, 18th Septem. 1825
The session met. Present Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Arm- istead, Elders.
Josiah Jackson was appointed to represent this church at the next Hanover Presb.y.
Saml Armistead, Modr D.W. Williamson, Clk.

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8th Session Rough C. Church, 16th April 1826
The Session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Arm- istead, Elders.
Josiah Jackson was appointed to represent this church in the next Hanover Presby.
Saml Armistead, Modr. D.W. Williamson, Clk.
9th Session R. C. Church, 17 septem. 1826
The Session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Arm- istead, Elders.
William McConville desired admission into the church, and, upon examination as to his experimental acquaintance with religion, was received.
Saml Armistead, Modr.
Francis Armistead was recd after due examination also on certificate -
John H Rice Modr.
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10th Session. R. C. Church, 15th October, 1826.
The Session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Arm- istead, Elders.
Josiah Jackson was appointed to represent this church in the next Hanover Presby.
Saml Armistead, Modr.
11th Session. R. C. Church, 6th October 1827.
The Session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and John S Arm- istead, Elders.
The following persons upon examination of their faith in Christ, were received to the Communion of the church Garnet Andrews Mildred Andrews, his wife Robert V Glenn Robert Armistead Jr. Martha Jackson Susan Stephens
See note 2 page 21 Saml Armistead, Modr.
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12th Session. R. C. Church, 20th October, 1827.
The Session met. Present, Saml Armistead, Pastor, Josiah Jackson and J S Armistead, Elders.
Josiah Jackson was appointed to represent this church in the ensuing Synod.
Saml Armistead, Mod. 13th Session R. C. Church, December, 1827.
Garnet Andrews was elected a ruling Elder in the Congregation. Saml Armistead, Modr.
Note 1
6th January 1828. Garnet Andrews was ordained to the office of Ruling Elder.
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1st Congregational meeting Rough C. Church, January 1828.
The Revd Mr. Armistead proposed to the Congregation to call an assistant preacher.
Whereupon, resolved that the Revd John Davidson be invited to preach at this church the 4th Sabbath in every month.
Saml Armistead, Modr. D.W. Williamson, Clk.
14th Session. R. C. Church, 4th May 1828.
The session met. Present, all the members. Robert S. Andrews, Martha Andrews, his wife, and Frances White, upon examination of their faith in Christ, were admitted to the Communion of the Church.
Saml Armistead, Modr.
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15th Session. R. C. Church, 19th July 1828
The Session met. Present all the members. Constituted with prayer. John H. Rice D.D. being present was requested to sit as a member, and assist in the deliberations of the Session.
The following persons were admitted upon examination to the Communion of the Church Cutbirth Williamson Charles C Harvey Nancy Harvey, his wife James A. Noel Susanna Noel, his wife Elizabeth W White, widow upon certificate, Ann Raines, from Buffalow Joseph M. Armistead Mrs. Lydia Price } from Hat Creek Miss Martha Roach }
Saml Armistead, Modr. D.W. Williamson, Clk.
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Note 2. In the 11th sessional record on page 17 the names of Ephrim Howe and Mrs. Mary Mc Conville were omitted.
16th Session At G. Andrews' 25th Septem. 1829.
The Session met and was constituted with prayer by the Revd JW. Douglass who acted as Moderator. Present Messrs Jackson, Armistead and Andrews, Elders. The Session, assisted by Mr. Henry Smith, examined several candidates for church membership, and then adjourned to meet at Capt Marshall's this afternoon at 3 oclock. Cond with prayer.
At Capt. Marshall's 3 oclock P.M. The Session met according to adjournment, & was opened with prayer, present, as before.
Other candidates for church membership were conversed with. The session then ad- journed to meet at John Armistead's on sab. morning at 10 oc. concluded with prayer.
JW. Douglass Moderator
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16th Session. At John Armistead's, 27 Sep. 1829
The Session met, and was constituted with prayer. Present, all the members together with the Revd J.W. Douglass, and Mr. Henry Smith who were invited to assist in the business of the meeting.
The examination of candidates was continued, and the following persons were finally admitted to the Communion of the church.
John Armistead James Nash Henry Madison William B Williamson James C Colley John H. Thomas Th. Jefferson Paulette Samuel W White Richard N Andrews Jane Nash, wife of James Mary A Barksdale, wife of Grief Sarah Hamner, wife of Clifton
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At John Armistead's, 27th sep. 1829 Elizabeth Overstreet, wife of [?] Miss Sarah C Nash Miss Sarah Ann Barksdale & on certificate Mary Madison, wife of Henry, from The Village Church, Charlotte Court House Saml Armistead, Modr.
Note 3. The above named persons were received by public covenant. Mr. Colley, Mr. Paulette, and Mrs. Overstreet were baptized by Rev. J.W. Douglass. The Sacrament of the Lord's supper was then administered to about 90 communicants. The Revd George Erskine, a coloured Presbyterian preacher, on his way to Liberia, concluded the services by an interesting discourse.
Mr.Henry Smith, whose name first appears on page 21, was a licentiate of Hanover Presbytery, and began to supply this church in month of Jany 1828.
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17th Session. At C. Anderson's, 23rd October 1829
The Session met, and was constituted with prayer by Mr H. Smith. Present, Messrs John S. Armistead, Garnett Andrews, Elders, and John H. Marshall, Elder, from the Village Church.
The session, assisted by Mr H. Smith, examined several candidates for church mem- bership and then adjourned to meet at John Armistead's Sabbath morning at 10 oclock. Concluded with prayer H. Smith Clk pro.tem
At John Armistead's, 25 October 1829.
The session met, and was constituted with prayer. Present as before.
Examination of candidates was continued and the following persons were finally admitted to the Communion of the church.
Charles Anderson Clifton G. Hamner Raleigh White
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17th Session. John A. Andrews Allen W. Elliotte Martha H. Anderson Merinda G. Ramsey Catharine F. Ramsey Martha E. Ramsey Harriet S. Thackston adjourned with prayer J. S. Armistead, Elder, Modr.
Note 4 The above named persons were received by public covenant.
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2nd Congregational meeting Rough Creek Church, 5th Decem. 1829.
Agreeably to previous notice the members of the church met for the purpose of electing additional Elders, when after sermon preached by the Rev. Saml Armistead, the following individuals were duly elected, Viz. Daniel W. Williamson, Henry Madison, John Armistead, & Clifton G. Hamner.
meeting concluded with prayer. Saml Armistead, Modr
18th Session At John Armisteads, 6th decem. 1829.
Session met. - all the members present - Harriet S. Thrackton was dismissed to join the Ch. at Buffaloe, and Ann Anderson was received into this church on certificate. Concluded with prayer.
Saml Armistead, Modr
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19th Session At Rough Creek Church 18th April
1830 Present Josiah Jackson Garnet Andrews John S Armistead Elders. When Garnet Andrews was appointed to represent this church in the next Hanover Presby which meets at Briery Church the 23rd Inst.
Saml Armistead Modr
Examined & approved to this page
20th Session At Rough Creek on the 1st June 1830
Present Sam Armistead Pastor Josiah Jackson } Garnett Andrews }Elders John S. Armistead}
The Session constituted with prayer. Saml Fuqua offered himself to the session for membership. He was examined and R. C. adjourned, dismissed with prayer.
Sam Armistead Modr.
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21 Session
Session met at R. Creek 1 Sabbath in Octr. 1830 all the members present. Josiah Jackson chosen represent this congregation in the Presbytery at Buckingham Ct House in session this month.
Session opened and closed with prayer.
Sam Armistead Modr.
22nd Session
Session met at Rough Creek 1st Sabbath in April 1831. The members present. Garnet Andrews chosen to represent this church in Synod called on 8th Inst. at College Church in Prince Edward and John S. Armistead Chosen to represent the church in Presbytery to convene at Cub Creek 15 Inst. in Charlotte. Session opened & closed with prayer.
Sam Armistead Modr.
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Examined thus far and approved
Francis Bowman Modr.
23 Session
Session held at Rough Creek 8 May 1831. Opened with prayer.
Present Sam Armistead Modr. Josiah Jackson } Jno. S. Armistead }Elders Garnett Andrews }
Jane Ramsey was examined as a candidate for Church membership after which she was received as a member of this church.......................... and was Babtized by the Revd Sam. Armistead................... Session Closed with prayer
Sam. Armistead Modr.
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24th Session
Session met at Rough Creek 1st Sabbath in Octr. 1831 - 4th.
Constituted with prayer.
Present Saml Armistead modr. Josiah Jackson } John S. Armistead }Elders Garnett Andrews }
The following members were admitted to the Church Communion of the church on examination..................
Henry M. Armistead Brice A. Morton Recd. by Babtism Catharine P. Wyatt Martha Ann Williamson Julia Ann White Eliza. Gains Nancy Nash Eliza. Nash Harriett P. Armistead
adjourned with prayer Sam Armistead Modr.
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25th Session
Session met at rough Creek 3rd Sabbath in Octr. 1831 (14th) Constituted with prayer.
Present Sam. Armistead Modr. Josiah Jackson } Jno. S Armistead }Elders Garnet Andrews }
The following members were admitted to the to the Communion of the Church on examination.
Mrs. Mary White} Francis Roberts }Babtized by S. Armistead William P. White }
adjourned with prayer
Sam Armistead Modr.
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Session met at Rough Creek 1st Sabbath in June (5th) 1832 Constituted with prayer Present Sam Armistead Modr. Josiah Jackson } John S. Armistead }Elders Garnett Andrews }
James Cammell & miss Angelina Brown were examined and received into the Church. Mr. Cammell was Babtised by the Revd Samuel Armistead.
adjourned with prayer
Sam Armistead Modr. Danl. Williamson Clk.
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Session met 7th Octr. 1832 R. Creek
Constituted with prayer..Present
Sam.Armistead Modr. John S. Armistead } Josiah Jackson }Elders Garnett Andrews }
John S. Armistead was chosen to represent this Church in the Presbytery 19. Instant at R. Creek and Garnett Andrews chosen to represent this Church in Synod to be held in Lynchburg 25th Inst............
adjourned with prayer
Sam Armistead Modr. Danl. Williamson Clk
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Session met at Rough Creek 6 April 1833
Present Sam Armistead Modr. Josiah Jackson } John S. Armistead } Elders Garnett Andrews } Opened with prayer......................
Francis Armistead came forward and begged leave to be indulged with the Privilege of exercising his gift publickly.......... in giving instruction to people of Coullor. Where upon liberty was granted to the extent given church Sessions by the Synod in Such Cases.
Garnett Andrews was chosen to represent this Church in
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the next Presbytery to be held at Finneywood Apl 1833.
Session adjourned with prayer Sam Armistead Modr.
Examined and approved in presbytery April 18 1833 J.D. Mitchell Mod.
Session met at Rough Creek 10 Octr. 1833
Present Sam Armistead Pastor Jno. S Armistead } Garnett Andrews }Elders Josiah Jackson } Session opened with prayer
Josiah Jackson chosen to Represent this church in next Prs. to be held at Farmville 16th Inst.
Closed with prayer S. Armistead Modr.
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Session met at rough Creek saturday 2 November 1833.
Present Sam Armistead Pastor Jno. S. Armistead } Josiah Jackson } Elders Garnett Andrews } Opened with prayer When the following members were recd.
Wills Clark on examination. Mildred Clark on examination. Morris, a Servant of Garnett Andrews and was Babtised by Revd S. Armistead. Session Closed with prayer.
Opened again on Sabbath morning insuing.
Members present as before when Doctor Williamson A. Fuqua was recd on examination
Closed with prayer. Sam Armistead, Modr.
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Rough Creek 16 March 1834 3rd Congregational meeting
In Compliance with a previous notice the Congregation convened for the purpose of electing more Elders. When the number of 4 was proposed & agreed to after which the following members were duly appointed without opposition. Viz.
William B. Williamson Robert Glenn Doctor William Fuqua Robert Andrews................................
Sam Armistead Modr Daniel Williamson Clk.
Church Session then Opened with prayer Present..................... Sam Armistead Pastor Josiah Jackson
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Jno S. Armistead } Elders Garnett Andrews }
Garnett Andrews was Chosen to represent this Church in the presbytery at Charlotte Court House to Convene Apl 16th........................1834 Adjourned with prayer
Sam Armistead Modr Danl. Williamson Clk
Thus far examined and approved G.A. Baxter Modr April 17 - 1834
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Session met at R. Creek 10 Septm 1834 Present Sam Armistead Pastor
Josiah Jackson } Jno S Armistead } Garnett Andrews }Elders R. Glenn } Wm B Williamson } Opened with prayer Wm. A. Fuqua chosen to represent this church in our next Presby.
Adjourned with prayer Sam Armistead Modr.
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Session met at Ro. Creek 20 Decemr 1834 Present Sam Armistead Pastor Jno S. Armistead } Josiah Jackson } Garnett Andrews } Elders R. Glenn } Wm. B. Williamson } Opened with prayer It was stated to the Session that there was some misunderstanding between the Revd. Hugh Carlisle & the persons who Contracted with him for his preaching Services. Where upon it was resolved to refer this contract to the Congregation for there discision.
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also the Rev. Hugh Carlisle having proposed to make up his lost time in preaching to this Congregation for the time he was employed as an assistant if required............ it was resolved that this matter be referred to the Congregation.
adjourned with prayer Sam Armistead Modr.
Session met at Ro. Creek 30 March 1835 Present Sam Armistead Pastor Jno S. Armistead } Josiah Jackson } Ro. Andrews } Elders Garnett Andrews } Wm A. Fuqua } Opened with prayer Wm A. Fuqua chosen to represent
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this church in our next Presbytery to be held at Buckingham Ct House 15 Apl 1835
adjourned with prayer Sam Armistead Modr.
Thus far examined and approved in Presbytery FHC Leach Moderator Ap. 1835
Session met at Ro. Creek 1st Octr. 1835. Opened with prayer. Present Sam Armistead Pastor Josiah Jackson } Jno S. Armistead } Garnet Andrews } Elders Doctr W. A. Fuqua } Henry Madison }
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Henry Madison chosen to represent this church in our next Presbytery.
Samuel Armistead proposed to resign his Pastoral charge of this Congregation. and no objection having been made by the Congregation we the Church Session have also consented but not without Reluctance, having faithfully Served us for many years.
adjourned with prayer Sam Armistead Modr. Danl. W. Williamson Clerk
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Session Convened at Ro. Creek 2 appl. 1836
Present Josiah Jackson } Jno. S. Armistead } Garnet Andrews } Elders Ro. Andrews } Ro. Glenn } Wm. A. Fuqua } Josiah Jackson Modr. Opened with prayer Josiah Jackson chosen to represent this Church in our next Presbytery
adjourned with prayer Josiah Jackson Modr.
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Session met at Ro. Creek Apl. 20 Apl.1836
Present Josiah Jackson } Jno. S. Armistead } Elders Garnet Andrews } Wm. A. Fuqua } Josiah Jackson Modr. Opened with prayer
This Church Session proposed to the Congregation to imploy Doctor George A. Baxter to supply said Congregation with 2 Sabbaths in the month for the present year. The Congregation without a desenting voice expressed their desire & Henry Madison was requested to wait upon Doctor Baxter to obtain his consent.......
adjourned with prayer Josiah Jackson Modr.
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Session met at Ro. Creek 10th May 1836
Present: Josiah Jackson } John S. Armistead } Garnet Andrews } Robt. Andrews } Elders Ro. Glenn } Wm. A. Fuqua } Josiah Jackson Modr. Opened with Prayer
This Session proposed to the Congregation to Employ Sam Armistead our former Pastor to assist in preaching to this Congregation one Sabbath in the month the present year. The Congregation (now Convened by previous notice) ascented without a descenting voice. & Sam Armistead being present Consented.
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adjourned with prayer Josiah Jackson ~ ~ Modr.
Session Convened 2 Octr. 1836
Present Josiah Jackson } Garnet Andrews } Ro. Andrews } Elders Wm. A. Fuqua } Jno. S. Armistead } A. Baxter Modr. Opened with prayer.
Josiah Jackson Chosen to represent this Congregation in our next Presbytery.
adjourned with prayer Dr. George Baxter Modr.
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The Session met agreeable to notice and was constituted with prayer. Dr William A. Fuqua was chosen to represent this church at the next Presbytery of the West Hanover Presbytery which is to meet at old Concord Church in Campbell County (23rd^Inst.) and Dr. George A. Baxter was chosen by the Session as stated supply for the next 12 mos to commence the 1st Sabbath in april next.
Present Henry Madison } Garnet Andrews } Jno S. Armistead } Elders Dr. William A. Fuqua } Josiah Jackson }
George A. Baxter Modr. March 20th 1837 D.W. Williamson Clerk
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Thus far examined and approved with the following exceptions.
D.L. Old Concord Campbell Co. March 23rd 1837
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Session
Met at rough Creek Church .................. 1837
Session met at Rough Creek Church ................... 1837 & The Revd George A. Baxter was invited to Preach 2 Sabbaths in the month for the insuing 12 mos.
Geo A. Baxter Modr
Sept 15 1837 Session met at Rough Creek Church Constituted by Prayer Saml White & Martha E. White at their own request were dismissed to Join Some other branch of the Church of Christ... Closed by Prayer.
Geo A. Baxter Modr.
Sept 19 1837 Session met at Rough Creek Church . Constituted by Prayer. Elizabeth White at her request was dismissed to join some other branch of the Church of Christ and Cary A. Anderson & Elizabeth
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Anderson was received into this Church on certitifycate and Dr William A. Fuqua was appointed to represent this Church in the insuing Presbytery & Synod & Robert S. Andrews was appointed his alternant.
Geo A. Baxter Modr.
Session met Octo .... 1837 & was constituted with Prayer. Present Josiah Jackson Garnett Andrews Wm B. Williamson Jno S. Armistead Elders & Geo A. Baxter Modr
The following persons upon Examination of their faith in Christ were received to the Communion of the Church Mrs Elizabeth I. Rain Mrs Clarisa Armistead Miss Caroline Armistead Miss Sarah E. Marshall Mrs Elizabeth
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Campbell Miss June Campbell Miss Mary C. Andrews.
Geo A. Baxter Modr
Session met 1st day of Apl 1838 & was constituted with Prayer . Present Revd George A. Baxter D.D. Josiah Jackson Jno S. Armistead Henry Madison Garnet Andrews Robert S. Andrews William B. Williamson & Robert V. Glenn Elders William B. Williamson was appointed to Represent this Church in the ensuing Presbytery to be held at Village Church Court House the 19th Inst.
Geo A. Baxter Modr.
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Session met 15th day of Apl 1838 and was constituted with prayer. Present Revd George A. Baxter D.D. Josiah Jackson, Garnet Andrews, Robert S. Andrews, & Wm B. Williamson. Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Gilliam applied for dismission and it is hereby certified by the Session that she be affectionately recommended as a member in good standing to the church at Maysville Buckingham County. Received into the church, members namely, Mrs. Mary Slaughter, Miss Mary A. Barksdale, Miss Lavalette Barksdale & Judith a coloured woman.
George A. Baxter Modr
Thus far examined and approved for Presbytery, with the following exceptions. Charlotte C.H. Apl. 20th 1838}
NB See memorandum of errors on a slip of paper, to be found in the folds of this book}
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Exceptions - viz -
1. No date except 1837. The first record of the Elders are mentioned, no name appearing but the name of the Moderator, and he is represented as inviting himself to preach two Sabbaths in the month for twelve months - no prayer.
2. Sept 15: 1837. On the same page, 51, no name mentioned but the Moderator and he is represented as dismissing two members to join some other Branch of the Church of Christ, - Closed but not opened with prayer.
3. On the same page Sept 19th 1837. Session met no Elders. The Moderator represented as dismissing a member to join some other Branch of the Church of Christ. Opened and Closed with prayer.
4. Session met Oct __ 1837. Constituted but not closed with prayer.
5. Page 52: session met & received into the church four members without stating how, whether by certification or examination .........
The Committee of examiners affection -
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ately recommend to the Session of the Rough Creek Church to appoint a clerk to Session and to see always that the record made of the meeting of every church session be shown to the Moderator of Session before a second person subscribes the name of the Moderator.
G.C. Chesly }Committee J.W. Wilson }
Thus far examined & approved with the above exceptions Village Church April 20th 1838
Wm S. Rich Moderator (Reich?)
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Session 16 Sept. 1838 At Ro. C. Church
The Session met and was constituted with prayer by the Revd. George A. Baxter D.D. who acted as Moderator. present Messers Jackson, Madison, Glenn, Andrews, & Armistead, & Williamson. Postponed the appointment of a delegate to Presby & Synod appointed to meet Friday evening 3 O'C P.M. Ordered that R.S. Andrews & Martha his wife be dismissed from this Church to Join some other Church and that they be affectionately recommended as members in good standing.
George a. Baxter, Modr. D.W. Williamson - Clk.
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Session At Ro. C. Church...Sept. 21st 1838
The Session met, and was constituted with prayer by The Revd. William H. Pollard who acted as Moderator. present Messrs Jackson, Madison, Fuqua, G. Andrews, Armistead, Glenn, & Williamson. D.D. Williamson resigned as clk of the Session & Wm. B. Williamson was chosen to fill the place, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua was elected to Pres. & Synod..
The following preamble and resolution was adopted..viz....
Whereas this Session have seen with pain and deep regret the precipitate action of the Mingdon Presbytery in relation to the unhappy division in our Church and that too on sub jects about which all differ honestly,
Resolved Therefore that our commissiones be and he is hereby requested, to use all reasonable exertions should similar circumstances arise, either in our Synod or Pres. to arrest it for the present. adjourned with Prayer.
Wm. H. Pollard Modr. Wm. B. Williamson Clk
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Session At Ro. C. Church March 17th 1839
The Session met, and was constituted with prayer by G.A. Baxter D.D. who acted as moderator. Elders Present. Josiah Jackson, Henry Madison, John S. Armistead, Garnett Andrews, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua, Robert V. Glenn, & Wm. B. Williamson. Robt. V. Glenn was nominated to represent our Church at Presbytery which is to meet at Colledge Church the last Thursday in March and was elected. Session adjourned with prayer by Dr. Baxter.
G.A. Baxter Moderr. Wm. B. Williamson Clk.
Examined & approved to this page - I. Cochran Modr. of Pres.
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Session 3rd Sabbath Aug 1839 At Ro. C. Church
The Session met, and was constituted with prayer by George A. Baxter D.D. who acted as moderator. Elders present.. Josiah Jackson, Henry Madison, Garnet Andrews, Wm. B. Wmson, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua. Ordered that Jas. Colly be discharged from this Church to join some other branch of the Presbyterian Church and that he be affectionately recommended as a member in good standing.
Closed by the moderator with prayer. George a. Baxter Mod. Wm. B. Williamson Clk.
Session 3rd Sabbath sept. 1839 At Ro. C. Church
The Session met and was constituted with prayer by George A. Baxter D.D. who acted as moderator. Elders present, Josiah Jackson, G. Andrews, Wm. A. Fuqua Ro. V. Glenn & Wm. B. Williamson. Ordered Garrett Andrews attend Presbytery, & Josiah Jackson Synod. Session adjourned with prayer.
George A. Baxter Mo. Wm. B. Williamson Clk.
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Session 3 Sabbath March 1840 At Ro. C. Church
The session met, and was constituted with prayer by George A. Baxter D.D. who acted as moderator. Elders present. Josiah Jackson, Henry Madison, Garnett Andrews, William A. Fuqua, & Ro. V. Glenn. Order that Ro. V. Glenn Attend Presbytery to be held at Scottsville on Thursday before the 3rd Sabbath in Apl. 1840. The Session adjourned with prayer.
George A. Baxter Mod. Wm. B. Williamson Clk.
Session 3rd Sabbath Nov. 1840 At Ro. C. Church
The session met, and was constituted with prayer by Dr. Baxter D.D. who acted as moderator Elders present William A. Fuqua, Garnet Andrews, Henry Madison, Ro. V. Glenn & William B. Williamson. Session having ascertained by Public fame & personal observation that James A. Noel a member of this Church is in the habit of intoxication from the free use of spirituous liquors, took up his
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his case & came to this resolution
Resolved that Wm. A. Fuqua & Henry Madison be a committee to confer with Mr. Noel & admonish him upon the subject & report the result to the Session, at its next meeting. Concluded with prayer by Dr. Baxter D.D.
George A. Baxter Mod. Wm. B. Williamson Clk.
Session 20th March 1841 At Ro. C. Church
The Session met, and was constituted with prayer by Revd. Matthew W. Jackson who acted as moderator. Elders present Wm. A. Fuqua, & Robert V. Glenn. Dr. Fuqua reported that he had seen Mr. Noel who has been charged with intemperance & although he seemed very penetant at the interview, he nevertheless continues his intemperate habits without any apparent change. Therefore Resolved that Mr. Glenn cite Mr. Noel as he is on the ground to appear before the Session tomorrow morning 11 Oclock to answer the charge preferred against him.
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Session having understood that there were about $20 in the hands of the Administrator of Josiah Jackson decd as a surplus collected for our ministry, Resolved that the sum be paid to the Revd. M. W. Jackson towards making up something for him for his services in this congregation up to this time.
In view of the afflicting dispensations of of the Providence of God towards this church during the last 12 months in depriving us of our very useful & venerable Elder by death Mr. Josiah Jackson & several very useful members and one of our most effective & able ministers the Revd. Clement Read, and while we would not complain or murmer at these afflictive bereavements yet we are constrained, in consequence, to humble ourselves before him in the lowest humility.
Resolved therefore that the church Session of Rough creek church do appoint Saturday before the third Sabbath in Apl. as a day of humiliation, fasting & prayer to Almighty God, that he in his mercy pour out upon us as a church & as individuals abundantly
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of his holy Spirit and revive us once again: & add to our number and that the Lord of the harvest would send us another able & efficient labourer.
Resolved that we respectfully tender our cordial sympathies to the Churches of Cub Creek & Bethesda in our mutual bereavement in the death of Mr. Read, and unite them & all other neighbouring churches who may feel an interest in this matter, to unite with us on the same day and thus endeavour to obtain a blessing from God and a reparation of our mutual loss.
Resolved, that a copy be sent to the editor of the watchman with a request to publish it.
Concluded with prayer by M.W. Jackson
M. W. Jackson Mod.
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Session March 21st 1841 At Ro. C. Church
Session met and was constituted with prayer by Revd. M.W. Jackson who acted as Moderator. Elders present, Garnet Andrews, Ro. V. Glenn, Wm. A. Fuqua & Wm. B. Williamson. - Mr. Glenn reported that he had seen Mr. Nash & delivered his citation that Mr. Noel said he would not appear, & that he if present should not deny the charge of intemperance. Whereupon the Session thought that the honour of religion required that he should be excommunicated from the church, & the clerk was accordingly directed to strike his name from the roll. Resolved that it be recommended to this congregation to add to their number of Elders, & that Saturday before the 3rd Sabbath in Apl. be the time to take that subject into consideration.
Resolved that the Revd. D.H. Cunningham be invited to preach one Sabbath in each month for 12 months at Rough Creek, the day that may be found most convenient. Resolved that Dr. Fuqua deliver to Mr. Cunningham this invitation.
Concluded with prayer.
Matthew W. Jackson Mod.
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Session April 18th 1841 At Ro. C. Church
Session met and was constituted with prayer by The Revd. M.W. Jackson who acted as moderator. Elders present. G. Andrews, Henry Madison, Ro. V. Glenn, John S. Armistead & Wm. B. Williamson. The following persons were then received by examination, Mary E. Elliott, Martha J. Glenn, Elizabeth F. Andrews & James P. Williamson, Mary Elliott was baptized.
Wm. B. Williamson was appointed to Presbytery. Concluded with prayer. Matth. W. Jackson Moder.
The persons received at this meeting seem not to have been enrolled in their proper
place.
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(Written sideways in the margin: Annual report of the Session of the Ro. C. Congregation from April 1st ........ to April 1 1841)
Added on examination Total in communion Baptised adults Baptised infants Domestic Missions Foreign Missions Education
15 Publication Funds for Theo. Seminary 6 Commissioners fund Contingent fund Apl. 1841 Wm. B. Williamson Clk.
Reviewed thus far & approved by Presbytery at Guinea with the exception of a minute in the case of Mr. Noel who is cited to appear before session to answer certain charges on the next day after he is informed of the case Contrary to the rule for actual process Chap. 4 Sec. 5.
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The committee incline to the opinion that such process was unsuitable to the Sabbath day.
E.D. Sanders Moderator of Pres.
Ro. Cr. Church July 4th 1841 Session met, constituted with prayer by the Rev. M.W. Jackson Modr. Elders present, G. Andrews, H. Madison, Jno. S. Armistead, & Wm. B. Williamson. Patara Harris was received as a member of the church by examination & baptised. Concluded with prayer.
Matth. W. Jackson Modr. Ro. Cr. Church Sept 19 1841
Session met at Mr. Armisteads constituted with prayer by the Rev.Matth. W. Jackson who acted as moderator. Elders present, H. Madison, G. Andrews, Ro. V. Glenn, Jno. S. Armistead, Wm. A. Fuqua & Wm. B. Williamson. David M. Hancock
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Jas. W. White, Jas. Elliott, & Jno. F. Madison presented themselves as candidates for membership & after due examination were received. D.M. Hancock & Jas. Elliott were baptised. Mrs. Amanda C. Jackson was also received on certificate. Concluded with prayer.
Matth. W. Jackson Mod.
Ro. Cr. Church Sept. 21, 1841 Session met in the church & was constituted with prayer by the Revd. M.W. Jackson as moderator. Elders present, Henry Madison, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua, Garnett Andrews, Ro. V. Glenn, John S. Armistead & Wm. B. Williamson. Vaughan Charles a coloured man was received on examination & baptized. Concluded with prayer.
The persons rced. Sept. 19 Matthew W. Jackson Modr. 1841 were not enrolled in place.
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Ro. C. Church 3 Sabbath March 1842 Session met & was constituted with prayer by Revd. Andrew Hart Modr. Elders present, Henry Madison, Garnett Andrews, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua, John S. Armistead, Ro. V. Glenn, & Wm. B. Williamson. motion was made & seconded that Garnett Andrews represent this church in Pres & Elected, Mr Glenn his alternate, Mr Thomas Flournoy & Mrs F. M. Flournoy received by letter as members of this church. Session closed with prayer.
By order of Session Wm. B. Williamson Clk
Halifax Church March 25 1842. Examined & Approver thus far by Presbytery.
P.J. Sparrow Mod.
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(Written sideways on the right margin: Annual report of the session of the Rough Creek congregation April 1st 1841 to April 1st 1842.)
10 Added on examination 5 Added on certification 62 Total in communion 5 Baptised adults 1 Baptised infants Domestic Missions Foreign Missions Education Publication Funds for Theo. Seminary 6 Commissioners fund Contingent fund
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Ro. C. Church 1st Sabbath May 1842
Session met and was opened with prayer by Revd. M. W. Jackson. Elders present, Henry Madison, Garnett Andrews, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua, Ro. V. Glenn, & William B. Williamson. The following persons presented Themselves for membership and upon examination were received.
Dr. John O. Armistead, Mrs Elizabeth Armistead, Charles A. Rain, Peyton Glenn, Miss Elizabeth Rice, & Edward Elliott. Mrs Armistead, Miss Rice, & Edward Elliott received baptism.
The session adjourned with prayer.
Matth W Jackson Modd.
Ro. C. Church 1st Sabbath June 1842
Session met and constituted with prayer by Revd. M. W. Jackson. Elders present Henry Madison, Garnett Andrews, Jno. S. Armistead, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua, Ro. V. Glenn, & Thomas Fournoy. It is ordered that Mrs. Susan C. Flippin be dismissed to Join some other branch of our church. Thomas Fournoy was previously ordained an Elder same day.
Wm. B. Williamson C.S.
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Ro. C. Church 3rd Sabbath June 1842
Session met and was constituted with prayer by John S. Armistead who was moderator.
Elders present. Henry Madison, Garnett Andrews, Thomas Flournoy, John S. Armistead & Wm. B. Williamson. Thomas Flournoy was nominated & unanimously Elected to represent this church in convention & Presbty to meet in Farmville 22 Inst. Session concluded with prayer.
Wm. B. Williamson C.S.
Ro. C. Church saturday Sept. 1842
Session met and was constituted with prayer by Revd. Saml. J. Price Moderator.
Elders present Henry Madison, Garnett Andrews, Wm. A. Fuqua, Thomas Flournoy & Robert V. Glenn. Thomas Flournoy chosen to represent this Church in the next Presbytery to meet at new London & Wm. B. Williamson his alternate the session concluded with prayer by the Moderator.
Wm. B. Williamson C.S.
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Ro. C. Church 1st Sabbath Jan. 1844
Session met and was constituted with prayer by Revd. William Hannersly.
Elders present Henry Madison, Garnett Andrews, Dr. Wm. A. Fuqua, Mrs Martha Harvey presented herself by letter from Briery Church and was unanimously received by the Session. The Session closed by prayer by Revd. M.W. Jackson.
Wm. B. Williamson C.S.
Ro. C. Church 3 Sabbath Mar. 1844
Session met and was constituted with prayer by Revd. Wm. Hannersly.
Elders present Henry Madison, Garnet Andrews, John S. Armistead, Ro. V. Glenn, & Thomas Flournoy. Thomas Flournoy was nominated & unanimously elected to represent this Church in Presbytery to meet at Lunenburg Ct. House the session was closed by Prayer by Revd. Wm. Hannersly.
Wm. B. Williamson C.S.
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Annual Report of the Session of the Ro. C. Congregation Apl 1st 1844 7 Added on examination 1 Added on Certificate Baptised infants Domestic Missions $9.25 in my hands Foreign Missions Education Publication Funds for Theo. Seminary Commissioners Funds $600 in all collected 3 Baptised Adults 67 Total in communion Examined & approved in Presbytery to page 75 Saml. B. Wilson Modr. END OF PART I OF III NOTICE: Data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages CANNOT be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation. - JoLee Gregory Spears 1997
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