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Mud Creek Baptist Church (Hendersonville, N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

The Mud Creek Baptist Church was organized in 1804 at the Mud Creek Meeting House in Henderson County, N.C., with twenty-five charter members. Mud Creek had been a branch of French Broad Church. In 1848, the church split into two factions. One faction joined the UNION II [E] association under James Blythe and J.M. Bryan, circa 1848. In January 1855, the UNION II [E] Mud Creek church reunited with the SALEM [E] Mud Creek church and they continued as one church in the SALEM [E].

Collection Overview

Reel 1: Church Minute Book, volume 1, 1855-1884: minutes of church conferences from November, 1855 - May, 1884; membership rolls from Mud Creek Baptist Church [SALEM (E)] and Mud Creek Baptist Church [UNION II (E)] who joined together as one in January 1855, according to the Little River convention with notations as to exclusion and dismissal; membership roll, 1876. Also mentioned in the minutes was the building of a new meeting house, 1856; the appointment of delegates to settle the differences between two factions in the SALEM in 1858; the attempt in 1858 to bring the SALEM [E] and UNION II [E] together; the Western Baptist Convention; a union meeting at Willow Church; the licensing of Robert T. Jones in 1866, and his ordination in 1868; the new meeting house, 1867; the Sunday School organization, 1867; a revival, October 20 - November 2, 1867; the ordination of William L. Maget, 1872; a petition for a new church near Shaw's Creek, 1873; the church deed, 1874; the ordination of J.R. Heathery, 1875; a call for unification on church practices, 1876; and a call for delegates to meet in Hendersonville for the purpose of forming a new county association, 1882 - [HENDERSON COUNTY (E)]. Church Minute Book, volume 2, 1884-1908: minutes of church conferences from January 27, 1885 - March 14, 1908; membership rolls, 1884, 1892, 1901; mention of the recording of the 1846 church deed; the 1899 agreement to build a new church. Church Minute Book, volume 3, 1908-1915; 1918-1924: minutes of church conferences from March 21, 1908 - January 17, 1915, and from May 4, 1919 - March 23, 1924; membership rolls, 1908, and undated; mention of plans for a new church building, 1909; the licensing of James T. Anders, 1910; the sale of the parsonage, 1911. Church Minute Book, volume 4, 1924-1941: minutes of church conferences from July 27, 1924 - April 6, 1941; active/inactive membership rolls; church letter of membership, 1934; roll of church officers, 1940.

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes (1855-1941)
    • Church Minute Book, volume 1, 1855-1884 (1855-1884) Reel 1
    • Church Minute Book, volume 2, 1884-1908 (1884-1908) Reel 1
    • Church Minute Book, volume 3, 1908-1915; 1918-1924 (1908-1924) Reel 1
    • Church Minute Book, volume 4, 1924-1941 (1924-1941) Reel 1

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Mud Creek Baptist Church (Hendersonville, N.C.).
Title
Mud Creek Baptist Church (Hendersonville, N.C.) records
ID
CRMF42
Date [inclusive]
1855-1941
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm; positive
Microform [Reel]
1

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Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
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Preferred Citation
Mud Creek Baptist Church (Hendersonville, N.C.) records, CRMF42, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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