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SAMFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

SJAMfO'R'D IMTV'EllSITy 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Tennessee River Missionary 
Baptist Association 



v. 1. 1890 



v.2. 1891 



v. 3. 1892 



v.4., 1893 



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v. 5. 1895 



v. 6. 1897 




v. 7. 1898 



v. 8: 1899 



v.9: 1900 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



FORTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 




OF THE 



TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 




HELD WITH 



Haf mony Church, Sept. 29th, 30th, Oct. 1st, 

2d, 1899. 



The next session of the Association will be held with the Bap- 
tch, Mount Ararat, near Limrock, Jackson 
ity, Alabama, commencing on Friday 
after -the Fourth Sunday in Sep- 
tember, 1900, at Eleven 
o'clock a. m. 




OFFICERS: 

PRE6TON*BROWN,. Moderator. Hollywood, Ala. 

JNO. T. RICHARDS, Clerk. ...Pi*«rah, Ala. 

MILTON ROACH, Treasurer. . . , Fa'-kler, A la. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE : 

P. Brown, Jno. T. Richards, John H. Roach, R. HWell, 

W. L. Crawford, Milton Roach, J. R. Lamb, Mike 

Hill, J. J. Cunningham, C. Howell, Alex • 

Sisk, J. H. Fuller, Jos.-Smalley, 

W. B. Campbell. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES. 



Brown P., Hollywood, Ala. 

Bain G. W., Fabius, Ala. 

Crawford W. L., Tupelo, Ala. 

Collins D. S., Carng, Ala. 

Caves Thomas, Fabius, Ala. 

Eaves J. A., Hollytree, Ala. 

Hill M., Scottsboro, Ala. 

Howell Crawford, Francisco, Ala. 

Howell R., Fackler, Ala. 

Higginbotham R. M., Mud Creek, Ala, 

Hastings S. M., Larkinsville, Ala. 

Irvin L. B., Henegar, Ala. 

Lamb J. R , Nila, Ala. 

Morris G. W., Kirbys Creek, Ala. 

McCloud James, Pisgah, Ala. 

McCarrell J. F., Hollywood, Ala. 

Postell T. K. 

Richards Jno. T., Pisgah, Ala. 

Roach C. T., Pisgah, Ala. 

Starkey C. T., Scottsboro, Ala. 

Sloan L. W., Gurley, Ala. 

Sisk Alexander, Francisco, Ala. 

Varnell W. H., Hollywood, Ala. 



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PROGRAM 



FRIDAY, FIR 3T DAY. 



Introductory Sermon at 11 o'clock a. m., by J. R. Lamb, with 
R. Howell alternate. 

ORGANIZATION. 

1. Reading of letters and enrollment of delegates. 

2. Election of officers. 

3. Reception of new churches. 

4. Inviting correspondents and visitors of same faith to seals. 

5. Appointment of special committees: 
6.. (1.) Religious services. 

. 7. (2.) Obituaries. 
8. (3.) Finance. 



SATURDAY, SECOND DAY. 



9. Appoint new executive board. 

10. Appoint standing committees. 

11. Select place of next meeting of Association. 

12. Select brother to preach annual sermon, and his alternate- 

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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

lii. AssociMiiiiiml work. 

14. State mission. 

15. Homo mission. 
lt>. Foreign mission. 

17. 'Ministerial and denominational education. 






SUNDAY, THIRD DAY. , 



18. Woman's work. 

19. Sunday school work. 

20. Iteligious literature. 

21. Temperance. 



MONDAY, FOURTH DAY. 



22. Report of executive board. 

23. Miscellaneous business. 

24. Resolutions. 

25. Adjournment. 



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INTRODUCTORY. 



Mud Creek, Ala., September 29, 1899. 

The Tennessee River Baptist Association held its Forty- 
Second Annnal Session with the Harmony Baptist Church, near 
Mud Creek, in Jackson County, Alabama, September 29th, „30th 
and October 1st, 2nd, 1899. The introductory services of the As- 
sociation were opened by singing "Jesus lover of my soul." 

Brother J. If. McCord, who was elected to preach the intro- 
ductory sermon, not being present, Brother J. A. Eaves, the al- 
ternate, preached. The Association opened promptly at 11 a. m. 
The brother read thirty-one verses from the 25th chapter of St. 
Matthew. At the conclusion of the reading the Association was 
led in prayer by Rev. A. Sisk. 

Song "There is a fountain filled with blood." The brother 
selected as his text the 12th verse of the 25th chapter of St. Mat- 
thew, "But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know 
you not." 

The sermon was good and well received. An earnest effort 
for broadening the work and for faithful discharge of duties rest- 
ing upon us as a bjdy of believers in the Lord, a feasS of good 
things. 

At the conclusion of the sermon the congregation sang, led 
by Brother D. S. Collins, "How. firm a foundation, ye saints of 
the Lord." Prayer by Brother J. T. Lightfoor, of Ocoee Associa- 
tion, Tennessee. Recess for ten minutes. 

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PROCEEDINGS. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 



1. The Association was called together by singing "What a 
friend we have in Jesus." 

2. Called to order by the Moderator, P. Brown, who read 
the 16lh Psalm and led the Association in prayer. Song, "Lean- 
ing on the arms of Jesus. v 

3. The Moderator, after a few appropriate remarks, appoint- 
ed Brothers W. L. Crawford and Robert Butler to read the 
church letters, after which letters from the churches were called 
for and read, and the names of delegates enrolled as follows: 

1. Bridgeport — Not represented. 

2. Bethel — James Inglis, James Matthews, A. McCarver, M 
N. Hammons, R. N. Garner. 

3. Beech Grove — Letter, no delegate. 

4. Bethany— Frank Maynor, W. W. Christy, J. S. Kitkindall. 

5. Centennial— B» F. Alverson. P. A. Carlisle, W. M. Chan- 
dler, v 

6. Cave Spring — Isaac Matthews, James L. Sen tell. 

7. Center Point — J. A. Dicus, J. M. McLendon, Jason Dicus. 

8. Ebenezer — J. D. Griffin, Thomas Smith. 

9. Freedom— L. M. Prince, R. L. Butler, Willie Hall. 

10. Friendship — A. P. Womack, D. L. Rorex, Milton Roach. 

11. Gurley— W. H. Williamson. 

12. Goose Pond— Wm. Myers, Floyd Mills. 

13. Hollywood— G. P. Bouldin, W. D. Darwin. 

14. Harmony — J. E Campbell, John G. Sanders. 

15. Larkinsville — Herod Pulham, A. W. Woosley. 

16. Mt. Nebo— J. J. Cunningham, R. C. Horton, J. P. Cun- 
ningham.—— 

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17. Mt. Zion— Irvy Weatherly. 

18. Mt. Pisgah — Joseph Sm&lley. 

19. Mt. Carmel— G. G. Owens, F. M. Williams. 

20. Mt. Moriah— A. B. Womaefe, T. C. Howell, J. A. Crow. 

21. Mt. Ararat— VV. P. Culver. 

22. Mt. Tabor— J. II. Fuller. 

23. Mountain (irove— Not represented. 
21. McCoy's Grove — Not represented. 

25. New Hope— Eli Vinton, J. F. Bell. 

26. Pleasant View — Not represented. 

27. Scottsboro — 

28. Ship of Zion — Not represented. 

29. Trenton— Paul Horton. 

Total number of delegates at roll call befoie adjournment, 
with what had been excused, 48; ministerial delegates, 16; total, 
65. 

The churches were generally well represented. .Most of the 
delegates appointed by their churches were presenl during the 
session, but len before roll call at adjournment on Monday. At 
the last annual session of Hie Association held with the Beech 
Grove church, 1898, a resolution was passed that all <K legates, 
ministers, as well as laymen, leaving the Association before its 
adjournment without leave, the names of such delegates shf.ll be 
dropped from the r«.ll and not appear in the minutes. Quite a 
number of delegates who were present during most of the session 
were absent on Monday at roll call befoie adjournment, hence 
their names do not appear in the minute*. 



ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOB THE ENSUING YEAR. 



MODERATOR, CLERK AND TREASURER. 

On motion the officers wrre elected by ballot, as follows: 
Pre«ton Brown, Moderator; John T. Richards, Clerk; Milton 
Roach, Treasurer After a few remarks by the Moderator and 
Clerk, thanking the Association for confidence reposed and honor 
conferred, the Moderaior appointed W. L. Crawford Assistant 
Moderator. 



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The Moderator offered an opportunity for applications for 
membership to churches organized since last Association. Mt. 
Carmel and Bethany churches, organized since last Association, 
applied for membership; also Ebenezer church, which had been 
dropped from the roll, applied for membership. The reports be- 
ing favorable, on motion, the churches were received, names of 
the messengers enrolled, Moderator extending the right hand of 
fellowship. 

Invitation was then made t<> correspondents and visitors from 
other bodies of the same faith and order, when Rev> J. T. Light- 
foot, from Ocoee Association. Tennessee, responded, the Modera- 
tor extending the right hand of fellowship, inviting the brother 
to a seat. A letter was read by Brother W. L. Orawford from 
Macedonia church asking for a letter of dismissal from this As- 
sociation to join Sequachee Valley Association, Tennessee. As 
the church had not been represented for six or seven years and 
being dropped from the roll, on motion, the church was reinstat- 
ed into full fellowship, after which, on motion, the church was 
granted a letter of dismissal from this Association. 

On motion, the Moderator appointed the following commit- 
tee on religious exercises : Rev. R. Howell,, pastor,, and the dea- 
cons of Harmony church. While the committee on religious 
services were consulting, on motion, the appointment of the other 
special committees was deferred until Saturday morning. The 
committee on religious services reported that Rev A. Sisk would 
preach tonight at this church (Harmony), followed by Rev. T. 
Caves, Rev. T K. Postell, at Bethel, and Rev. J. T. Lightfoot to- 
morrow (Saturday) at 11 a. in. 

On motion, the Association at 3 :30 p. m. adjourned to 9 
o'clock a. m. Saturday morning. Prayer by M. Hill, benediction 
by the Moderator. 



SECOND DAY, SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 1899. 

MOM J1NG 8ES8ION. 

Association met persu* it to adjournment. The association 
sang "What a friend we h; ve in Jesus," led by D. S. Collins. 
The Moderator, after calli^ , f the body to order, read the 34th 
division of the Psalms. P- iyer led by Brother T. K. Postell. 



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The Moderator announced the appointment of the following 
special committees : 

Finance — S. R. Corn and R. C. Horton. 

Obituaries— M. Hill and C. Howell. 

At this point the Moderator called for reports from any dele- 
gates who were not present on yesterday or the reading of any 
letters from churches that had not been read. A letter from Scotts- 
boro church was read by R. L. Butler; also* a letter from Holly- 
wood church by W. L. Crawford, and delegates enrolled. 

On motion, the selection of place and time tor holding next 
Association and the correct enrollment of delegates was post- 
poned until the afternoon session. The Moderator then read the 
names of the standing committees, requesting them to have their 
reports ready, if not ready, as soon as possible. 

- The Moderator then proceeded to call for reports from the 
standing committees. The standing committees and members of 
the executive board asked leave to retire to make out their re- 
ports, which was granted. 

The report on State Missions being next in order was called 
for, the committee not being present, it was passed. 

The next in order was the report on Home Missions. The 
report not being ready, the program was changed and the report 
on religious literature being ready, was called for and read by 
A. Sisk, chairman, as follows: 

RELIGIOUS LITERATURE. 

We your committee on religious literature beg leave to sub- 
mit the following report: 

Religious periodicals cover so vast a field, embracing every- 
thing that is corrupt, misleading, and soul destroying, that we 
suggest a careful discrimination in the selection of our litera- 
ture. It is not enough thai our homes be furnished with books, 
papers and magazines, which have merely a religious covering 
but rather we should seek to supply them with books and litera- 
ture, the contents of which are in strict harmony and accord with 
the teaching of God's Word. Let us not content ourself with 
the careless inquiry regarding the periodicals that come into our 
possession, and into our homes, are they religious ; but rather do 
they teach the truth? An error clothed in religious garb is more 
dangerous than an error in profanity. We suggest that our 



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Baptist people who dtsire to be intelligent Baptists, provide 
themselves wiih Baptist literature. Baptist periodicals, publish- 
ed by Baptist publication societies, that we may be ready to give 
an answer to every one that a<*keth, a reason for the hope 
that is in us. If we w aid be loyal, as well as intelligent Bap- 
tists, then let us foster those publication societies, that are 
especially near to us, t: at are ours by adoption — our Southern 
Baptist Convention Sunday School periodicals, our Missionary 
magazines, and lust bu by no means least, the Alabama Baptist. 

Respectful I \ submitted. 

A. Sisk, Chairman. 

The report was d cussed by A. Sisk, C. Howell, A. P. 
Womack, J. H. Fuller and J. T. Lightfoot. On motion the 
regular order of busiin s was suspended in order that a preamble 
and resolution relative to the subject under discussion might 
be read. Resolution r< *d by the Moderator, after which, on mo- 
tion, the report was ad pted. At this point in the regular order 
of business a letter fi\ a the church at Gurlev was received and 
read by R. L. Butler a. d delegates enrolled. The Moderator then 
proceeded to call for tie reports of standing committees. - 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK. 

Report on Woman's Work was read by J. A. Eaves, as follows : 
We, your committee appointed oa Woman's Work, beg leave*, 
to submit the following : 

. This is a work that is comparatively new to most of us, 
though our ladies'are doing a great work in their different socie- 
ties, to wit, the Ladies Aid Societies. They aid largely in pro- 
viding for the support of the Orphan's Home and in the Home 
and Foreign missions. Indeed if their contributions were cut 
off from the general fund it would be greatly diminished. We 
recommend the ladies' work find a place and be encouraged in 
our Association. Their contribution for the last year at the 
Southern Convention was a considerable amount. We, your 
committee, recommend that in the future you encourage the 
work done by our ladies, giving them all the aid that we can. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. A. Eaves, 

J. J. CUXNINGHAM. 



MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION- 1 1 . 



The report was discussed by J. A. Eaves and W. L. Crawford. 
Pending the discussion a motion prevailed that the report be re- 
committed and that the Moderator add one or two brethren to the 
committee to aid in giving the Association an insight to what is 
the objector purpose of this work. The Moderator appointed 
Brethren J. R. Lamb and Virgil Bouldin. Reports of standing 
committees still being in order the Moderaior called for the re- 
port on Home Missions. 



REPORT ON HOME MISSION. 



The report was read by W. L. Crawford, chairman, as follows : 
The work of Home Missions is a work of vital importance to 
American Baptists. Including as it does the North American In- 
dians and Southern Negroes and the Island of Cuba, and to some 
extent the settlements of, foreigners that have come to our shores ; 
therefore we ought, as a co-operative body, to contribute largely 
of our means to the Home Mission Board of the Southern Con- 
vention, through whom we carry on this great work. In this re- 
port it is not our purpose to give the history of Home Missions, 
but we refer the reader to the Home Mission Journal for all need- 
ed information in regard to the work. As a co-operative body it 
is our duty under God to support the work. For this purpose are 
associations formed. If we do not carry on our co-operative be- 
nevolent work then there is not a shadow of excuse for our exist- 
ence; therefore let us obey Christ and carry on His work to 
which He has called us. 

W. L. Crawford, 
P. Browx. 

Report was discussed by W. L. Crawford, J. T. Lightfoot, 
Thomas Caves, M. Hill and A. P. Womack, and adopted. 

The hour for preaching having arrived, on motion, the Asso- 
ciation adjourned for preaching. The sermon was preached by 
Rev. J. T. Lightfoot, of Ocoee Association, Tennessee. His ser- 
mon was a masterpiece, delivered in demonstration of the Spirit 
and of power,, which was well received bv the large congregation 

After a few minutes recess the Association was called to- 
gether by singing "The half has never yet been told." 



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AFTERNOON SESSION. 



After a few remarks by the Moderator he called the Asso- 
ciation to order, and in behalf of the committee on Religious Ser- 
vices announced that A. Siek would preach at the M. E. church 
tonight, C. Howell at this church tonight, and Thomas Caves at 
Mt. Moriah tonight. After which the Association resumed the 
order of business. 

The Moderator called for the report of the committee on 
Woman's Work. The report being ready was read by R v L. But- 
ler, as follows: 

AMENDED REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK. 

Wh, your committPf to which the report on Woman's Work 
was recommit ed, r. port a« follows: , 

An txiuiiiiuiiioi, .r ti„. church letters reveals no report of 
Woman** Work in thi* Association except Scotuboro church, in 
which the Ladie*' Aid Society i« shown 10 have made the follow- 
ing contributions: 

To the Orphanage, cash $jj 50 

box clothing and sheets 8 25 

Howard College debt, cash .-. 10 00 

Cash on hand | 8 GO 

Total $39 35 

These items show the ends to which tho work is directed. 
Woman's Societies are as their name imports, "Aid Societies," 
and their work is an inestimable aid to every good wOrk in the 
church. It is the opinion of the committee that all that is need- 
ed in this matter is, first, that the church shall undertake some 
work to be aided, and that the good sisters of our churches be 
given an opportunity to aid it. The thing needed is to aronse 
the church in all lines of work, and this done the pastor can 
easily organize Ladies' Aid Societies to supplement every good 
work. The Alabama Baptist 'Orphanage is one of the especial 
objects of woman's work, and no nobler can well be desired. 






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Information as to. the things needed for the Orphanage, as 
well as those entitled to admittapce, can be obtained at any time 
from the Alabama Baptist. Your committee would report that 
the first duty of the hour is to awaken the churches to activity in 
the Master's cause, and Woman's Work will prove itself an auxil- 
iary at all times. We recommend, 

First, That the Moderator of this Association appoint a de- 
vout sister as superintendent of Woman's Work throughout the 
Association, to advise with and encourage the sisters of the sev- 
eral churches relating to the work. 

Second, That every pastor be requested to encourage and ef- 
fect the organization of a Ladies' Aid Sodlety in their churches. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. A. Eaves, Chairman. 

The report was discussed by T. K. Postell, Virgil Bouldin, 
John Roach and others. On motion, the report was adopted as 
amended. 

On motion, Rev. J. A. Eaves was granted leave of absence. 
Reports of standing committees still being in order, the Modera- 
tor called for the report on Foreign Missions. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 



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The Report being ready, was read by John Roach, as follows: 
Brother Moderator and Brethren : Your committee beg to 
report that our work on the foreign fields has been a success, 
cheering reports come to us from every field to which our work- 
ers have gone. It would be a difficult question to decide be- 
tween the fields of labor, which have been most successful, tak- 
ing into account the many nationalities and kinds of people and 
the different states of civilization in which the workers find the 
people. God has wonderfully blessed the labors of our mission- 
aries, and we have every reason to rejoice in the manifestations 
of His power and his willingness to bless His preached word. 
And it is true that civilization and commerce and education fol- 
low the missionary in every heathen land to which he or she may 
go, and an uplifting influence is readily seen in Papal fields, for 
education, and the proper regard for life and property without 
which no nation can be said to be civilized, which the preaching 
of the simple and pure gospel of Christ insures. We would urge the 



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ministering bretheren to make an effort, a strong effort. There 
»re thirty odd churches in this Association and only four or five 
are doing anything tor missions. Make a beginning, start some- 
where : with associational. Home or Foreign Missions. We be- 
lieve it is the pastor's duty to lead the church up to this work. 
Some churches may be easily led to contribute to Associational 
Mission work, and then Home and Foreign. 

We are at the threshold of the twentieth century and doing 
comparatively nothing, have a name that we live and are dead. 
Brethren, called of God, this is your life work, the field is the 
world, and the field is the place to labor, not to rest and loiter. 
The Southern Baptist Convention has ordered a 25 per cent, in- 
crease, and Alabama's part is $8,000 in that increase. What will 
the Tennessee River Association do? There are four hundred 
missionaries in the field and there were 68,000 baptisms last year. 
Brethren, this is a grand showing for the money expended. 

Respectful} 7 submitted. 

John Roach, Chairman. 



The report was discussed by Brethren John Roach, T. K. 
Postell and J. T. Lightfoot, after which the report was adopted. 

On motion, the Rev. J. T. Lightfoot was selected to preach 
tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 o'clock a. m., and on motion, was re- 
quested to preach a missionary sermon. 

By motion adopted at the morning session, the selection of 
place and time of holding our next annual session and the broth- 
er to preach the introductory sermon which had been postponed 
until the afternoon session was by motion taken up, p lace and time 
selected. Mt. Ararat, Bethel and New Hope churches had each 
asked, by letter, that the next annual session of the Association 
be held with their church. After a short discussion as to the 
place of next meeting, Mt. Ararat was selected by acclamation, 
and the first Friday after the fourth Sunday in September, 1900, 
as the time, at 11 o'clock a. m. On motion, Rev. J. R. Lamb was 
selected to preach the introductory sermon at the next annual 
meeting of the Association, with Rev. R. Howell, alternate. 

On motion, the Association adjourned until 9 o'clock tomor- 
row morning. Prayer by Thomas Caves, benediction by the 
Moderator. 



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THIRD DAY, 8UNDAY, OCT. 1, 1899. 



MORXING SESSION. 



Association met according to adjournment. After the read- 
ing of an appropriate Peal in by the Moderator, a song and a 
prayer, led by Rev. D. S. Collins, the Association proceeded with 
the business before it. . 

On motion, the roll call of delegates was postponed for the 
present. The reports of standing committees being in order, the 
Moderator called for the report on Temperance. The report be- 
ing ready was read by John Roach, as follows : 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee on Temperance would say : 

That of aH the agencies for evil in this world, intemperance 
stands pre-eminently first. It has caused more suffering, blight- 
ed more homes and caused more deaths than any destructive 
agency on earth, not exempting war itself. Your committee 
would call attention to the magnitude of the whisky traffic. 
There are between 240,000 and 250,000 saloons in the United 
States, and they employ 1,200,000 men to retail from these saloons 
that which can destroy all that is noble and beautiful in men, 
saying nothing of the stupenduous army of men engaged in 
making and wholesaling intoxicating liquors. The saloons in 
New York City alone, if placed side by side, .would extend in an 
unbroken front for seventy-odd miles. Sixty thousand men are 
destroyed annually by this gigantic evil. Carroll Wright, after 
extended observation and careful investigation, declared that the 
use of intoxicants, as a beverage, is the mother of 90 per cent of 
all crime. 

The above statement being true, it behooves us, brethren as 
churches and as individuals to teach, talk and live temperance, 
'that the young of our land may grow up to be further from the 
use of intoxicants than proceeding generations. Let us remember 
that its awful consequences do not end with mortal life, but 
that God has said no drunkard shall inherit His kingdom. 
Therefore we would recommend to the churches strict discipline 



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. with regard to offenders in the use of. intoxicating drinks. 
We further recommend to our young men temperance in all 
things essential and in non-essentials total abstinence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Milton Roach, Chairman. 

The subject was discussed by* J. H. Fuller, M. Hill, J. T. 
Lightfoot, T. K. Postell and D. S. Collins. 

Pending the discussion, the hour for preaching having ar- 
rived, on motion the further discussion of the subject was post- 
poned until after preaching. As the church would not accom- 
modatejthe large congregation, services were held in the old 
house, conducted by Rev. T. K. Postell, as per appointment. Ser- 
vices were conducted in the new house by Rev. J. T. Lightfoot, 
of Ocoee Association, Tennessee, as per appointment. The con- 
gregation sang, "There is a fountain filled with blood." The broth- 
er selected as his text the three first verses of the 7th chapter of 
Revelation : 

1. "And after these things I saw four angels standing on 
the four corners of the eanh, holding the four winds of the earth, 
that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor the sea, nor on 
any tree. 

2. "And I saw another angel ascending from the east, hav- 
ing the seal of the living God : and he cried with a loud voice to 
thefour angels to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the 
sea. 

3. "Saying, hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, 
till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." 

The sermon was an earnest effort and we hope that the seed 
sown fell on good ground and will yet bring forth much good 
fruit. At the close of the sermon the Moderator appointed broth- 
ers R. L. Butler, R. C. Horton, J H. Varnell and W. Roach to 
wait on the congregation for a free will offering for mission work. 
Amount collected, accord in» to treasurer's report, $37.46. The 
singing was led by D. S. Collins, who sang such inspiring songs 
as "What can wash away my sins?" "At the Cross," "I want to be 
a worker for the Lord," after which the Association took recess 
for a few minutes. • 



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AFTEBNOON SESSION. 



Association called together by singhig — called to order by 
the Moderator. 

On motion Brother F. J. Miller, on account of sickness, was 
granted leave of absence; also were brother Joseph Smelley and 
Rev. \V\ H. Varnell. The question of temperance being still 
before the Association, the report was called for and re-read. 
The discussion was continued by Brethren M. Roach, A. P. 
Womack, W. L. Crawford, John Roach, Virgil Bouldin, G. W. 
Morris and Wm. Hall, and after a few remarks by the Moderator 
was, on motion, adopted. 

On motion the Association adjourned at 4 :30 p. m., until 
8 :80 a. m., with prayer* by G. W. Morris. 



FOURTH DAY, MONDAY, OCT. 2, 1899. 



MOKXIXG SE8SION, 



The Association met persuant to adjournment Called to 
order by the Moderator, sang "Jesus lover of my soul," prayer by 
Rev. D. S. Collins. The report of standing committees still be- 
ing in order, the report on Orphanage was read by Milton Roach, 
as follows : 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 



We, your committee on Orphanage, would earnestly urge the 
importance, the necessity of this enterprise of our denomination. 
It is located at Evergreen, under the control of a board of trus- 
tees appointed by the Alabama Baptist State Convention, wholly 
dependent upon the churches and individuals for its support. 

Since the home was established they have received 45 boys 
and 56 girls, total 101, from 22 counties. The latest statistics at 
hand claim there have gone from the Home 42, *by apprentice- 
ship, adoption, returned to their people and deaths, leaving in 
the home 22 boys and 37 girls, a total of 59. The average num- 



18. MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



ber for the pas-t year has been 50 children, and the average cost 
$5.24 per month, which will compare favorably with any similar 
institution in the United States. This should be enough for us 
to know that there are a number of helpless orphan children 
clothed and fed and being trained for usefulness in this life, and, 
better still, they are placed under the influence of godly men 
and women who are faithful to their spiritual interests. They 
are faithfully cared for, kept clean, well fed, taught proper hab- 
its, loved and made happy. They are required to attend Sunday 
school and church, and religious services are regularly held in 
the Home. They are dealing with character, they are sowing 
seed, they are trying to undermine the dangerous classes, they 
are turning the rivulets of human possibilities into the river of 
life. Now, brethren, especially brother pastors, will you not see 
that we have in all our churches a Ladies' Aid Society or some 
other organization, that this institution may not be forgotten by 
us but regularly contributed to? We need the co-operation of 
men and women, boys and girls, the contributions of rich and 
poor, remembering that "he that givetn to the poor lendeth to 
the Lord." Respectfully submitted. 

W. B. Campbell, Chairman. 

The report was discussed by Milton Roach and others and 
adopted. 

DENOMINATIONAL AND MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

The report was read by J. R. Lamb, as follows : 
We, your committee on Denominational and Ministerial 
Education, beg leave to submit the following report : , 

1. That there never has been a time when we have felt 
more keenly the need of both an educated ministry and member- 
ship in our churches. An education enables the members to 
drink more deeply of Divine truth and prepares the ministry to 
deal out more deftly the power of that truth. 

2. We rejoice to say that there has never been a time when 
an education could be obtained so easily as now. Godly men all 
over the land "are consecrating their lives to the work of teaching. 
Good schools under the control of the denomination are being es- 
ablished in several parts of the country. 




MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION- 1 9. 



3. We feel that every Baptist parent should see that his 
children receive at least a good English education, and should 
patronize denominational institutions. 

4. The need of a higher education of the ministry of this 
Association is apparent. We would recommend a close study of 
God's word and a larger reading along denominational lines. 

5. As to institutions of higher education for young men and 
preachers, we recommend Howard College, East Lake, Ala., for 
young women, Judson Institute, Marion, Ala. 

Respoctfully submitted. 

W.H. Varnelt., Chairman. 

On motion, adopted without discussion. 

The report on Sunday Schools was called for by the Modera- 
tor and read by Jno. T. Richards, as follows : 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Your committee on Sunday School submit the following : 
The Sunday School is in the front rank of the spiritual forces 
of the age. The growth of the Sunday School institution has 
been marvelous. Think of its magnitude today, and a generation 
ago ; think of its efficiency today and a generation ago. Then 
faulty in help and equipment generally; today, while much re~ 
mains to be done, the Sunday School may be said to have par- 
taken of the general progress of the agei Try to grasp its devel- 
opment from a single, school to the world's convention, and 
consider what lies between those extremes of organization. 
The Sunday School is not perfect yet, less perfect in teaching 
than in any other department. They are not like public school 
teachers, all of whom must be certificated as to qualifications be- 
fore they are permitted to teach. We are not prepared to require 
this in our Sunday School work ; we must aim at a higher stand- 
ard but always gratefully accept a largo class gifted with conse- 
crated, common sense, who have the seal of Christ's approval 
upon their work. The work of God is supreme in tho Sunday 
School. Let it ever be so. 

The uniform lesson scheme has unified Sunday School teach 
ing and has respected denominational conviction. The unifica- 
tion is seen as to topic and text The s«me central thought, the 



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20. MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



same general outline and illustrations and the same golden text, 
surmount ihe whole lesson. Whether you enter a Baptist, Pres- 
byterian or Methodist Sunday School, the same scripture is read 
and taught. At the same time, each lesson is prepared more or 
less from a denominational standpoint, Denominational con- 
victions is not.a trifling matter. Our entrance into Christian life 
was largely affected by this agency. We have been nurtured 
and tangbt, we have been fed and feasted on truth as conveyed to 
us through the channels of church life and fellowship. The uni- 
form lesson system is as broad as Christianity, and it reaches our 
schools through modes of doctrinal exposition, which are most 
acceptable to us. Each denomination having its own lesson helps. 
Your committee would advise our pastors, our superintend- 
ents and our teachers to secure the Sunday School literature pub- 
lished by the Southern Baptist Convention, at Nashville, Tenu., 
and the American Baptist Publication Society, of Philadelphia,' 
Pa., which deserves the patronage of every church and Sunday 
School in the territory of this Association. 

The statistics of the last World's Sunday School Convention, 
held in London last year, show in round numbers a total of 
252,510 schools, 2,388,449 teachers, 23,049,009 scholars; a total of 
25,437,458. Their distribution over the world presents' some in- 
teresting facts, the United States having the largest number of 
schools and members of any nation in tho world. The number 
reported for the United States is 138,180, with a membership of 
12,911,315, being a reported gain during the last year of 5,483 
schools and 623,162 members. Adding the members of the home 
department, 199,679, the total membership in the United States is 
13,059,294, and the gain in number is 771,14}. Greece has the 
smallest number, only reporting four schools, with a membership 
of 187 scholars. 

There are in the United States 22,529 Baptist Sunday Schools, 
with an enrollment of officers, teachers and scholars of 1,801,053. 
There are in Alabama, among the white Baptists, 744 schools, 
with an enrollment of 39,827. There are in Alabama 1,739 white 
Baptist churches and only 744 Sunday Schools reported among 
them, leaving 995, or more than half, without one. 

As compiled from the church letters to this meeting of the 
Association it appears that of the 26 churches making reports 11 
have Sunday Schools, reporting 508 enrollment. Compared with 



MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 21 . 



last year these reports show a gain of 291 enrolled members and 
25 Sunday School scholars baptized inlo church fellowship. 
There are several churches not reporting any Sunday Schools, 
and others reporting that did not report fully on Sunday School 
work. It appears that if we properly appreciated the work and 
our obligations, there would be more in Sunday Schools than 
in church u.embers^ip, for all members, who are able, ought to 
attend and bring their children and as many others as could L be 
influenced to come. 

In our State we have eleven Associations that do not report 
a single Sunday School, and fifteen others that report only four 
or less than four each. These things ought not so. to be. To 
meet the destroying powers, to win and save I he children, should 
arouse every energy of the church, and she must not despise new 
methods. Give these young people something of interest and 
benefit, something to wake up their faculties and engage their 
thoughts and at the same time aid and strengthen them in right 
living and Christian growth, and the problem how to keep the 
young men and women in the school would be solved. This can 
be done only by the careful and faithful study of the Word of 
God. God's spirit and truth are promised, and may God's spirit 
guide us in Christian love and truth. 

Respectfully submitted. 

Jno. T. Richards, Chairman. 

Report was discussed by Jno. T. Richards, John Roach, J. H. 
Fuller and T. K. Postell. 

On motion, the discussions were limited to five minutes dur- 
ing the rest of the session. The hour for preaching having arriv- 
ed, on motion, the services were dispensed with. The report of 
the Executive Committee was called for and read by W. L. 
Crawford, as follows: 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

Your committee submit the following : 

For the Associational year 1898-99, we have employed Rev. 
Thos. K. Postell as general Missionary Evangelist. He preached 
for us 76 days, for which the Board has paid him $130. In 
Roach's Cove he baptized 17 into Fackler church: at Fackler ' 
Hollywood, Shipp's School-house, Bridgeport and Mt. Carmel 



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22. MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



witnessed the conversion and baptism of 35 more into the 
churches. He has labored faithfully and earnestly for Christ. 

Rev. Mike Hill has labored 20 days in Box's Cove and at Mc- 
Cutchen's School -house, for which the Board paid $20. 

Rev. D. S. Collins worked for the Board in Box's Cove and 
Wood's Cove 18 days, for which the Board paid $18. 

Rev. Thofe. Caves worked extensively at Shakerag, and to- 
gether with Rev. G W.Morris, organized Bethany church. He 
was not employed by the Board, but we have paid him $5, of 
which Rev. Mike Hill contributed $3 especially for him, Rev. D. 
8. Colli'is contributing the other $2. God bless those brethren. 
Baptist preachers are the most liberal men on earth. 

In all, cur Board has worked in the missionary held 153 days, 
organized two churches and has been the means of many con- 
versions and baptisms. Paid for all this work $173. Dear breth- 
ren, the field was never more promising, let us rise up and possess 
it for the Lord. Respectfully submitted. 

W. L. Ck am ford. 

Report discussed by W. L. Crawford, P. Brown, R. Howell, 
M. Hill, T. K. Posted and John Roach, and on motion, adopted. 

Report on Obituaries was called for by the Moderator and 
read by M. Hill, as follows: 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your committee on Obituaries, submit the following 
report, after making an examination of the church letters, of 
those who have fallen asleep: 

Beech Grove, two, John Summers and Sarah P. Howell. 

Bethel, one, Tennie Bryant. 

Cave Spring, one, Emma Rash. 

Freedom, three, John Hall, Polly Reed, Janie Robertson. 

Gurley, three, Wm. Branum, J. W. Echols, Mary Styles. 

Larkinsville, two, Chris. Holt, E. P. Cowart. 

Mt. Nebo, two, W. J. B. Padgett, E. P. Cowett. 

Mt. Zion, two, Lucretia Carter, Sarah Chisenhall. 

Mt. Piagah, one, Arzella Gillean. - - 

Mt. Ararat, one, John Barclay. 

New Hope, two* P. H. Hollon, Sarah Summers. 



MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION- 23- 



Scottsboro, one, L. C. Bailey. 
Total, 21. 

Time will not permit in this report to make acknowledge- 
ment of their work and the high esteem in which their memories 
are held by us. There is a glory in the kingdom for all, no mat- 
ter how varied or numerous they are. God's temple rests on 
many pillars, God's garden has many flowers, God's music has 
many notes, God'H skv has many stars, though differing from one 
another in glory. And those whose names are here recorded 
were strong pillars in His temple, rare flowers in His garden, 
high notes in His music, bright stars in His sky. But who can 
measure the influence of their lives or estimate the services they 
have rendered ? We bow with becoming submission to Him, 
who docth all things after the counsel of His own will, knowing 
that "All things work together for good to them that love the 
Lord." Respectfully submitted. 

M. Him., Chairman. 



The Moderator called for report on Finance, which was read 
by R. C. Horton, as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 



AVe, your committee on Finance, beg leave to report money 
received for printing minutes from the several churches, as fol- 
lows: Beech Grove, 80c; Bridgeport, $1.00; Bethel, $2.10; 
Bethany, 75c; Center Point, $1.50; Centennial, $1.00; Cave 
Spring, $1.00; Freedom, $1.47 ; Friendship, $2.50; Gurley, $1.00; 
Goose Pond, $1.20 ; Harmony, $2.00 ; Hollywood, $2.00; Larkins- 
ville, $1.05; M t. Nebo, $2.00 : Mt. Zion, $1.00 ; Mt. Pisgah, $1.55 ; 
Mt. Moriah, $1.10; Mt. Ararat, $L10; Mt. Tabor, 75c. ; Mt. Car- 

mel, 50c; New Hope, $1.00; Scottsboro, $2.00; Ship of Zion ; 

Trenton, $1.00; Ebenezer, $1.00; Mountain Grove, -; McCoy's 

Grove, , Total, $31 37. R. C. Hobtox, 

S. R. Corn, 

Committee. 

On motion, a special collection was taken up for minutes and 
expenses for Clerk. Amount collected, $5.20 On motion, th» 
Clerk was requested to have $25.00 worth of minutes printed and 
reserve the rest of the money for expenses and his work. 






4. MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

The Moderator appointed the standing committees as follows : 
Associational Work — A. P. Womack, James Inglis. 
State Missions — Mike Hill, R. Howell. 
Home Missions — W. H. Varnell, S. R. Corn. 
Foreign Missions — J. R. Lamb, P. Brown. 

Ministerial and Denominational Education — Virgil Boaldin, 
Charley Beard. 

Woman's Work — Milton Roach, James Rorex. 

Sunday School Work— Jno. T. Richards, W. R. Middleton. 

Religious Literature — J. F. McCarrell, Crawford Howell. 

Temperance — L. B. Irwin, R. M. Higginbotham. 

Orphanage— John Roach, W. B. Campbell. 

The Executive Committee was appointed as follows: P. 
Brown, Jno. T. Richards, Jno. H. Roach, It. Howell, W. L. Craw- 
ford, Milton Roach, J. R. Lamb, Mike Hill, J. J. Cunningham, C. 
Howell, A. Sisk, J. H. Fuller, Jos. Smalley, W. B. Campbell. 

The Moderator requested the Clerk to call the names of the 
delegates enrolled and correct the same; forty-seven being pres- 
ent. 

MINISTERIAL DELEGATES PRESENT. 



P. Brown, D. S. Collins, W. L. Crawford, J. R. Lamb, L. B. 
Irwin, Jno. T. Richards, R. Howell, C.Howell, J. A. Eaves, R. 
M. Higginbotham, M. Hill, G. W. Morris, Thomas Caves, J. F. 
McCarrell, W. H. Varnell, T. K. Postell, A. Sisk; 17 being pres- 
ent. Total number present 64. 

A change in the time of the meeting of the Association was 
brousrht before the body, and after considerable discussion upon 
the subject a motion was offered and seconded that this Associa- 
tion tneet at its next annual meeting with the Mt. Ararat Church 
on Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in September 1900, instead 
of on Friday after the fourth Sunday in September, 1900. Ou 
motion, the Association voted by a rising vote, 11 in favor of the 
change and 50 opposed to any change in time. 



MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 25. 



RESOLUTIONS. 

Od motion the following resolutions \\ere adopted : 
Preamble and resolutions as read by Moderator : 
Whereas, Among the many evils and heresies with which the 
Christian world has to contend, and overcome, modern Mormon- 
ism is by no means the least, and whereas, since the election of 
Brigham H. Roberts, (who is known to be living with at least 
three wivee,) to the Congress of the United States, and whose title 
to his seat is now "being contested, 'they have angmentfd their 
forces and redoubled efforts to infuse their baneful doctrines and 
poisonous practices into our quiet southern homes and mold pub- 
lic sentiment and influence legislation, so as to seat said Roberts, 
who hails from Utah, the hot-bed of Mormonism. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we solemnly advise the churches of the Ten- 
nessee River Association, that we regard their so-called mission- 
aries in the same light we do other religious tramps, only a 
thousand times more dangerous, and by the demoralizing in- 
floence% they exert, they forfeit all claims to religions recog- 
nition, and to Christian hospitality; and under no circumstances, 
should they be allowed the use of our houses of worship in 
which to hold their services of mock worship. 

Resolved, further, That we advise the members of the several 
churches that they religiously guard against their intrusion, or 
right into the family circl?, thus giving them no opportunity to 
sow the seeds of their damnable heresies and pernicious prac- 
tices in their sacred homes, where their very presence would be 
demoralizing and influence baneful. 

* P. Brown. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body is due and is hereby 
tendered to Moderator and Clerk of this Association for the 
faithful and efficient manner in which they have discharged 
their several duties. 

W. L. Crawford. 

Resolved, That this body urge the necessity of each church 
composing this body to organize a Ladies Aid Society at their 
earliest convenience. 

W. L. Crawford. 



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26. MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Resolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby 
tendered to the church and to the people of this community for 
the kind and hospitable manner in which they have received 
and entertained us. W. L. Cbaavfokd. 

After attending to all the regular business, on motion the 
Association adjourned to meet with the Mt. Ararat Baptist 
Church on Friday after the Fourth Sunday in September, 1900, at 
11 o'clock a. m. After a few remarks from the Moderator we 
all united in singing "God be with you till we meet again" and 
united in a hearty fraternal hand-shaking and then prayer by 
the Moderator, and the Association stood adjourned. 

Jno. T. Richards, P. Brown, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE TENNESSEE 

RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



i>r. 

To balance as shown by last report i 

Received at Hollywood at Fffth Sunday Meeting 

" at Larkinsville at Fifth Sunday Meeting. . ; 

" April 30th, 1899, of Harmony Church 

*'.. of Mt. Nebo Church at Fifth Sunday Meeting... 

" of Treasurer of Friendship Church 

" July 14, 1899, of Treasurer of Friendship Church 

" June " " " " " '* " 

" Sept. 30, fsom Mt. Pisgah Church for Foreign 

Missions .. 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Mt. Pisgah Church for 

Home Missions 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Mt. Pisgah Church for 

Orphanage 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Center Point Church for 

Foreign Missions 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Bro. R. Devers for Foreign 

Missions .*. 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Trenton Church for State 

Missions 



I 7 95 


6 39 


7 51 


6 10 


13 55 


3 00 


2 45 


43 15 


11 44 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 


50 


1 05 



MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION- 27. 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Bethany Church for 

Home Missions 1 10 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Harmony Church for 

Home Missions 2 00 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Bro. Frank Bell ; 25 

" u u " " Trenton Church for Asso- 
ciational Missions 1 55 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Larkinsville Church for 

Associational Missions . . . , 3 71 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Bro. J.U. Fuller for As- 
sociational Missions 1 00 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Centre Point Church for 

Associational Missions 2 00 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Bethel Church for Asso- 
ciational Missions 3 00 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, from Mt. Zion Church for Asso- 
ciational Missions 5 00 

Received Sept. 30th, 1899, at Sunday's collection at As- 
sociation 37 46 

Received Sept. 30, 1899, at Monday's Collection at Asso- 
ciation '.... 6 00 

Total $170 16 

CKEDIT 

Paid Oct. 1899, Rev. T. K. Postell $16 20 

" March 8th, 1899, Rev. T. K. Postell by order of Ex- 
ecutive Board .....' 10 00 

Paid April 30tb, 1899, Rev. T. K. Postell by order of Ex- 
ecutive board 6 10 

Paid May 1st, 1899, Rev. T. K. Postell by order of Ex- 
ecutive Board 13 55 

Paid July 14th, 1899, Rev. M. Hill by order of Executive 

Board 7 00 

Paid July 14th, 1899, Rev. J. A. Eaves by order of Ex- 
ecutive Board 2 50 

Paid Sept. 30th, 1899, Rev. D. S. Collins by order of Ex- 
ecutive Board 12 00 

Paid Sept. 30th, 1899, Rev. T. K. Postell , 9 36 

Paid Sept. 30tb, 1899, Rev. M. Hill by order of Executive 

Board 13 00 



28. MINUTES OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Paid Feb. 1899, Rev. J. W. 8andlin 3 06 

Paid June 4th, 1799, Rev. J. W. Sandlin 43 15 

Paid July 14tb, 1899, Rev. G. S. Anderson 2 45 

Paid Oct. 14th, 1899, on note given for horse 31 79 

Total $170 16 

Respectfully submitted. 

Mii/ton Roach, Treasurer, 

Tenn. River Association. 



With grateful hearts we look back over the past, and now 
we turn our faces to the future. To say that this session was a 
pleasant one but faintly expresses the character of the gathering. 
There waf an enthusiasm from the beginning that characterized 
the session throughout as a business body. The attendance was 
good; a fine spirit prevailed throughout the entire session. 
There was perfect unity and harmony in all things from begin- 
ning to end. The brethren evidently felt that they were about 
their Master's business. 

This Association can truly boast of as noble and faithful 
ministry as can be found in the State. They are, to a man, faith- 
ful to the church and all our organized work. A deep interest 
in the work of the denomination was manifested. The discus- 
sions were all spirited and interesting. There was not a personal 
or unkind cut made towards any person present or absent. With 
a band of as consecrated ministers as any Association can boast, 
with a host of devoted laymen to assist them and to hold up their 
hands, the Tennessee River Association bids fair to take front 
rank with any in the State. To God be all the praise and glory. 

Jno. T. Richabi>8, p. Beown, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



STATISTICS OF TENNESSEE RIVERBaPTIST ASSOCIATION, 1899. 





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New Hope 


R'Howeiv... ...'.■."":...'..";; 

J R Lamb. 


W VV Howard.!!.!..."!;."; 

LE^mitn!;;!;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; 


Bloomington 





J 

"4 "3 "i !!! 
j !!!!!!! 

2all5l 6 40 


,1 

7 
IS 


... 


"2 
"i 

as 


"56 

"To 
"52 

1605 


44l464 


Virgil Bonldin,'scotteboro!;;!;;;;;;'.'.!!!!!! 
S H Summers, Trenton...."..... ....".. ...V. 


4 




yes 





Pleasant View 

Hcottsboro 

8hip of Zion 

Trenton 

■ K 


Scottsboro. 

Trenton 


1472 


""9 

6 

1161 


yes 



Note: I have made a careful examination of the letters, gone over them several times, to avoid any mistakes. 1 give the reports as r find 
crease in membership, as reported, is 138. Brother Clerks, do not fail to give as full and accurate a record as can be obtained.--* XL UK. 



them in your lettere to the Association. The in- 



i 

FINANCIAL EXHIBIT OK THE TENNESSEE K1VEB II. PTIST 1 


OC I ATI ON, 1899 






MISSIONS. 


EDUCATION 


Q 

■c 
p 

3 

© 

3 

S 


5" 
1 


1 XMKKX1 NSES. 


TOTAL 




CHURCH. 


■ 


X 

§ 
1 




5" 

5" 

3 


Ministerial 
and Insti- 
tute Work 


\1 

O 

Sffl 

n. 

5" 
M 

7 


3 
« 

E 


"5 

■i 


Sgj 


-3? 

9c.5 

• 


VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 










*2 00 













*1 00 
80 
2 10 
76 
1 50 
1 00 
1 (0 
1 00 
1 47 


i 


! i 


















| 80 

55 10 

8 26 

31 00 

18 00 

81 00 
- 200 

m 97 

125 15 

572 62 

1 20 

14 tO 

•04 00 

4 7« 

90 87 

50 00 

82 40 
12 15 

7 s:. 

26 75 


1 ooo oo 

600 00 


Hethel 








a oo 

2 0u 





........ 




. $ .6 00 

6 40 

i 25 60 

17 00 










*1 lo 


(2 00 









1 




500 00 
800 00 


Centennial 





| 


go 00+ _£ 




flO 00 

11 87 


1 00 

6b 50 










" 1 55 


'"»«■ 


"lira 


5 00 

12 n*. 

17 05 
8 71 

18 37 

2 60 


*2 50 
« 80 


148 15 
4 60 

i * 






500 00 


Kriendghlp 


2 50 50 OO 

1 00 1 375 00 
120 .. 

2 00 

2 0( : 28 00 

1 05 

2 (Mi 55 00 
1 00 uinn 


t. 


|22 00 
68 00 


400 00 


Ourley 


107 26 
"45i"56 


2000 00 


Hollywood 


20 OOJ 




Harmony 




2 00 












' urkinsville 
















Mt. Neb 





:» 6o 
1 01) 


li ii 

1 00 




500 00 
300 00 
850 00 


Mt. Zio.i 


75 
54 00 








"Too 


* 


Mr.. I'isffuh 




1 55 
1 10 
1 10 


60 00 
K 75 


vi t. Mui-at 

Mu Morish 


i 


M 


500 00 
150 00 


Mt. Tabor 




75 ' 


McCoy s Grave 




1 05 


. 






J 




Mt. (J urate! 




50 


1 





8 75 

26 00 




Mountain Grove... 
New Hope 




i 


1 OO' 1 25 00 


r- 




Pleasant \ iew 


"io'oo 





'2575 
$*h fl? 


"2 0« 

Too 


i 








•SCOttsltOfO 


100 00 




25 00 


281 75 


1000 00 


Ship of Zion 


^ + 






50 00 


! 




52 05 










*.-4<J <« 


*ia« 45 






*l K 


$14 no 


*:>2 2^ 


*m m 


*«4 OR 


«57 PR 


*!M MT 


1021 ''0 


*2024 01 


\ tf»70n on 



Not*: The n mount of money raised during the year, at. reported, appt r* to lie for M Unions. »128.41, and the amounts for 
all other purposes, according to the reports of yonr hajeiF.»lll07 60. Total, .ilh Sunday's collection at Association. »2078.41, 
an increase of #503. Brethren, be careful about thin matter and give us al 1 ooneys paid opt. nil matters of interest.— Cl.KItK: