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Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (Forest City, N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was organized May 6, 1853. Elder G.W. Rollins of High Shoals Church delivered the sermon and was appointed moderator. The presbytery consisted of Elder William Harrill, J. Bostic, and William Goode of Cool Springs Church and Elder G. W. Rollins, William Smith, and M. Padgett of High Shoals Church. Alfred Morrow was received as deacon from another church and Thomas Tomms and Samuel Bostic were examined and ordained as deacons by the presbytery. There were twenty-two charter members -- eight males and fifteen females. Elder William Harrill was chosen as the first pastor of the church.

Collection Overview

Reel 1: Church Minute Book, volume 1, 1853-1910: minutes of church conferences from February 12, 1853 to August 9, 1910; two copies of the articles of faith; a list of charter members; two male and female membership lists; and a list of those who had joined the church by letter. [Note] Missing minutes for the periods, 1868-1871, and 1878. Church Minute Book, volume 2, 1910-1918: minutes of church conferences from September 9, 1910 - August, 1918; an alphabetical membership roll. Church Minute Book, volume 3, 1919-1934: minutes of church conferences from January 11, 1919 - December 1, 1934; alphabetical membership roll; copies of the associational letter to the Sandy Run Baptist Association for 1919 and 1920. Church Minute Book, volume 4, 1935-1953: minutes of church conferences from February 1935 - July 1, 1953; alphabetical membership roll. Church Minute Book, volume 5, 1955-1963: minutes of church conferences from January 6, 1955 - February 10, 1963; alphabetical membership roll; resolutions of respect for the Reverend C. R. Upton. Treasurer's Records, volume 1, circa 1925-1926. Treasurer's Records, volume 2, 1947-1959. Anniversary Records, 1953: Price, Merle, 100th Anniversary Program of the Mount Pleasant [Rutherford] Baptist Church, 1953. Associational Letter, 1963: copy of statistical letter to the Sandy Run Baptist Association, 1963. Biographies: Pastors: biographical data cards and one biographical form for the following pastors: Wilbert Wade Bunce, John Millard Goode, William Harrill, W.F. Hull, A.M. McMahan, Dove Pannell, Charles C. Matheny, A.H. Simms, Charles L. Taylor, and Joseph M. Williams. Church Letters: Received, 1917-1918: one letter from the Caroleen Baptist Church, 1917, and two from the Cliffside Baptist Church, 1918. Newspaper clippings, 1965-1966.

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes (1853-1963) Reel 1
    • Church Minute Book, volume 1, 1853-1910 (1853-1910)
    • Church Minute Book, volume 2, 1910-1918 (1910-1918)
    • Church Minute Book, volume 3, 1919-1934 (1919-1934)
    • Church Minute Book, volume 4, 1935-1953 (1935-1953)
    • Church Minute Book, volume 5, 1955-1963 (1955-1963)
  • Church Records (1925-1966) Reel 1
    • Treasurer's Records, volume 1, c1925-1926 (1925-1926)
    • Treasurer's Records, volume 2, 1947-1959 (1947-1959)
    • Anniversary Records, 1953 (1953)
    • Associational Letter, 1963 (1963)
    • Biographies: Pastors (1853-1966)
    • Church Letter: Received, 1917-1918 (1917-1918)
    • Newspaper Clippings, 1965-1966 (1965-1966)

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (Forest City, N.C.).
Title
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (Forest City, N.C.) records
ID
CRMF34
Date [inclusive]
1853-1966
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm; positive
Microform [Reel]
1

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preferred citation
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (Forest City, N.C.) records, CRMF34, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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