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Little Creek / Triplett Baptist Church Records

1880

The Church met January 11th and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Res. that Wm. T. Craig be our Sexton at a salary of 3 dollars per annum. 3rd. Hear the report of the Com. brother J. Corder and discharge the same. 4th. Res. that we appoint a Com. of five to collect subscriptions due on our Pastor's salary. Com. J. T. Bartlett, Sister Tyson, Sallie Springston, Joseph Corder and G. G. Springston. 5th. Res. that we return our thanks to our pastor for his liberal offer to cancel our debt for the years of 77 and 78. 6th. Res. that we accept brother Wm. Springston's resignation. 7th. Res. that we adjourn until our next meeting.
/s/ Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


The Church met February the 7th 1880 and after Sermon by the Pastor Eld. H. Cofer, proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Res. that we appoint a Standing Committee to settle with the Pastor and Treasurer annually and report at our Nov. meeting and furnish a list of delinquent subscribers which shall be place in the hands of a Com. for collection. Names of Committee appointed, C. Tyson, Wm. Springston and S. P. Beckner. (Collected 85 Cents for Incidental Expenses). 3rd. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod./s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


The Church met March 12th 1880 and after Sermon by the Pastor, Eld. H. Cofer, proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of the previous meeting. 2nd. Hear the report of the Committee G. G. Springston, J. T. Bartlett and Sallie Springston. 3rd. Res. that we continue the committees. 4th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


The Church met April the 10th 1880 and after Sermon by Eld. H. Cofer, proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meting. 2nsd. Res. that we discharge the Com. brother J. T. Bartlett and others. 3rd. Received the letter from Brother G., W. Springston and wife. 4th. Res. that we take into consideration during the next month the propriety of calling a pastor for the residue of the year. Who he shall be and what we are willing to contribute for the support of the same. 5th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer,. Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


Sabbath
Received Sister Nora Lanum for Baptism. Omitted 5th Res. that brother S. P. Beckner be Financial Com. 6th. Res. that brother W. T. Bartlett be Financial Com. 7th. Collected 85 Cents for Incidental Expenses.


May the 8th 1880
The Church met and after Sermon by Eld. H. Cofer proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Res. that brother Cofer be our Moderator. 3rd. Res. that we proceed to elect a Pastor and take down the amount each one (?) will the pastor for the residue of the pastoral year. The Teller, Brother J. T. Bartlett, announced the unanimous election of Brother Cofer and $18.00 pledged for his support. 4th. Res. that Brother S. P. Beckner take a subscription for the pastor. 5th. Paid $1.90 cents for foreign missions. 6th. Collected 5 Cents Incidental Expenses. 7th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


Sabbath.
Collected $1.79 for Foreign Missions


June 12th 1880.
The Church met and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Res. that we grant Brother F. G. Daniell a letter of Dismission. 3rd. Collected 10 Cents for incidental expenses. 4th. Res. to appropriate 40 Cents for envelopes and stamps for the use of the Church. 5th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


August the 7th 1880
The Church met and after Sermon by the Pastor, Eld. H. Cofer, proceeded to business. 1st Read the minutes of meeting. 2nd. Hear the report Brother S. P. Beckner and discharge the same. 3rd. Res. that we continue the cause brother Clevenger and notify him to meet with the Church at her next meeting to answer the charges against him. Brother J. T. Bartlett committee. 4th. Res. that we adopt the letter to the Association when the blanks are filled in. 5th. Collected 31 Cents for Incidental Expenses. 6th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


September 11, 1880
The Church met and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2. Hear the report of Bro. J. V. Bartlett. 3rd. Receive the report of the committee and discharge the same. 4th. Res. that we Exclude Brother J. M. Clevenger. 5. Collected $5.00 for State Missions. For Foreign Missions $5.00. Paid to Pastor $45.00. Paid for Minutes $1.25. (6) Hear the report of the Delegates from Association who reported a pleasant and interesting Session. 7th. Res. that we adopt the plan proposed by our Pastor for raising Mission funds and that Sisters Theodocia Bartlett and Sallie Springston prepare the envelopes for the Pastor and the Clerk furnish the names of the members of the Church.. 8th. Collected 16 cents Incidental money. 9th. Resolved that we instruct the Building Com. to have shutters made for the windows and furnish glass for the windows and present the bill to the Church for payment. Brother J. T. Bartlett Special Com. 10th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


Oct. 9th, 1880
The Church met and after Sermon by the pastor proceeded to business. 1st Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd Res. that we grant Sister Sallie Parsons a letter of Dismission. 3rd collected 3 cents for incidental expenses. 4th res. that we adjourn
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G.G. Springston, Ch Clk


Nov 13, 1880
The Church met and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Res. that Brother Fox be our Mod. 2nd. Read the minutes of the previous meeting. 3rd. Hear the report of the Com. brother J. T. Bartlett who reported 75 cents paid for glass for repairing the Church. 4th. Resolved that we continue the Com. brother J. T. Bartlett. 5th. Collected 15 cents for Incidental Expenses. 6th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Brother Fox, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


The Church met December the 11th 1880 and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Hear the report of the Com. brother J. T. Bartlett who reported had payed 75 cents the cost of the glass for the Church. 3rd. Collected 15 cents for Incidental Expenses. 4th. Res. that we adjourn to our next regular meeting for business.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


1881

The Church met on January 8th 1881 and after Singing and Prayer proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Res. that Brother S. P. Beckner be our Moderator. 3rd. The Treasurer reported $13.33 paid on Pastor's salary for last year leaving a balance of $11.25. 4th. Brother Wm. Springston was appointed a com. to solicit those who are delinquent to the Pastor to pay the amounts they are due. 5th. Res. that we Exclude Sister Margaret Greathouse. 6th. Res. that we elect a pastor whereon Brother H. Cofer was unanimously elected and the Church pledged herself to pay thirty dollars per year to him for his labors as Pastor. 7th. That Wm. Craig be our Sexton at a salary of $3.00 per year. 8th. Collected six cents incidental money. 9th. Res. that we adjourn until our next regular meeting for business.
/s/Brother S. P. Beckner, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk


The Church met on February 12th 1881 and after Singing and Prayer proceeded to business. 1st. Res. that Brother J. T. Bartlett be our Moderator. 2nd. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 3rd. Hear the report of the Com. brother Wm. Springston and discharge the same, who reported to $6.50 collected for the Pastor. 4th. Hear the report of the Com. brother G. G. Springston and discharge the same. 5th. Res. that brother J. T. Bartlett be a com. to take up a subscription for the Pastor. 6th. Collected 86 cents Incidental expense money. 7th. Res. that we adjourn to our next regular meeting.
/s/J. T. Bartlett, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

he Church met March the 12th 1881 and after Sermon by Eld. H. Cofer proceeded to business. 1st. Res. that brother H. Cofer be our Moderator. 2nd. Hear the report of the Com. J. T. Bartlett who reported $21.00 paid to the Pastor for the year 1880 and $38.00 subscribed for the year 1881. 3rd. Collected 18 cents for Incidental Expenses. 4th. Res. that we adjourn until our next regular meeting.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

The Church met April the 9th 1881 and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of the previous meeting. 2nd. Hear the report of the Com. brother J. T. Bartlett who reported $46.00 subscribed for the Pastor. 3rd. Res. that we discharge the Standing Com. 4th. Res. that we send a com. to visit brethern G. T. West and M. Showen. Brother Wm. Greathouse, Com. 5th Appoint a com. to visit brother Elmore Norman, brother L. Walker, com. 6th. Res. that we grant a letter of Dismission to brother W. D. Thomas. 7th. Collected 12 cents for Incidental expenses. 8th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

The Church May 7, 1881 and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. `1 Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2 Res. that we continue Com. of L. Walker and Wm. Greathouse. 3rd. Res. that we welcome the Sabbath School Institute to our church. 4 Collected 14 cents for Incidental expenses. 5 Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

The Church met June the11th 1881 and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of the previous meeting. 2nd. Hear the report of the Com. Brother James Walker and discharge the same. 3rd. Resolved that we Exclude Brother Elmore Norman for Immoral Conduct. 4th. Hear the report of brother Wm. Greathouse and discharge the same. 5th. Res. that we Exclude brother G. T. West for Immoral Conduct. 6th. Res. that we Exclude brother M. Showen which was tabled until the next meeting. 7th. Res. that we Exclude brother Wm. D. Thomas for uniting with a Methodist Church. 8th. Res. that Brethern G. G. Springston and J. T. Bartlett be a com. to ascertain the available membership of the church. 9th. Recd 17 Cts. For Incidental Expenses. 10th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

The Church met July the 9th 1881 and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Res. that we take the resolution off of the table which we tabled at the last meeting. 3rd. Res. that we Exclude brother M. Showen for using profane language. 4th. Resolved that we Exclude Sister Nora Lanam for Dancing. 5th. Res. that we appoint our delegates to the association whereon brethern G. G. Springston, C. Tyson and S. P. Beckner were appointed. Any other brother in case of failure. 6th. Collected 12 Cents for Incidental Expenses. 7th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

The Church met August the 13th and after Sermon by the Pastor, H. Cofer, proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Hear the letter to the Association read by the clerk. 3rd. Res. that we adopt the letter when the blanks are filled in. 4th. Res. that we instruct the Delegates to the Association to pledge 5 Cents per member for State and 5Cents per member for Foreign Missions. 5th. Collected 21 Cents for Incidental Expenses. 6th. Res. that we adjourn.

The Church met Sept. the 10th and after Sermon by the Pastor (?), proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Hear the report of the delegates to the Association, who reported a harmonious session. 3rd. Res. that we appoint Sisters Sallie Springston and Pruda Tyson to solicit funds for Missions both State and Foreign. 4th. Collected 6 Cents for Incidental Expenses. 5th. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

The Church met October the 8th 1881 and after Sermon by the Pastor proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Res. that we dispence with the Financial Committee. 3rd. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /.s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

During the Protracted Meeting the following named persons were received for Baptism and were baptised: J. T. Morford, Priscilla Morford, Mrs. Truman, John Bilby, J. G. Springston, Charlie Springston, Lola Cunningham, Alcinda Thomas and Martin Mace and Marcellus Showen were restored to the fellowship of the Church also Bro. E. M. Mason was baptized on profession of faith and Sister Annie Wilson was received on her former baptism by Eld. H. Cofer. Also received brother Ellis Thomas for Baptism.

The Church met Nov. the 12th 1881 and after Sermon by the Pastor, Eld. H. Cofer, proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Extend the hand of fellowship to Sister Truman. 3rd. Res. that we adjourn.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk
The Church met Dec. the 9th 1881 and after sermon by the Pastor Eld. H. Cofer, proceeded to business. 1st. Read the minutes of previous meeting. 2nd. Hear the report of brother Wm. Springston in regard to the desires of brother J. H. Springston for the Church and himself. 3rd. Hear the report of brother W. Springston on repairs of meeting house. Cost of repairs $7.81. aid $7.50. Due W. Springston 31 cents. 4th. Continue the Com. bro. J. T. Bartlett. 5th. Res. that we elect a pastor for an indeterminate term and if any dissatisfaction arise the dissatisfied party shall give three months notice of the desired change. 6th. Whereon the Teller brother J. T. Bartlett announced the unanimous election of brother Cofer. 7th. Res. that brother S. P. Beckner be a Com. to solicit funds for the Pastor's salary. 8th. Res. that we adjourn to our next regular meeting.
/s/Eld. H. Cofer, Mod. /s/G. G. Springston, Ch Clk

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