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Bethel Baptist Church (Hertford, N.C.) records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Bethel Baptist Church was founded in 1806 in Hertford, N.C. and holds an association with Chowan Baptist Association.

Collection Overview

The records contain minutes of church conferences while still an arm of the Yeopim Baptist Church (1805) from March 22, 1806 to June 21, 1972 [broken series], including membership rolls. Loose church records include the charter members (1806); dismissed members (1806); church constitution (1806); the deed for the church property; letters to Martin Ross and the Yeopim Union, 1812; a printed rules of decorum (1838?); and other items.

Collection Inventory

  • Church Records
    • List of male and female members who formed the church in 1806 Reel 1 Item 1
    • List of members of the "lower church" or Yeopim Chapel who were dismissed from Yeopim Baptist Church to form Bethel, 1806. Reel 1 Item 2
    • Constitution of Bethel, 1806 Reel 1 Item 3
    • Deed for church property Reel 1 Item 4
    • Letter from the church to Yeopim Union Meeting 1812 Reel 1 Item 5
    • Rules of Decorum. Printed broadsheet, 1838? Reel 3 Item 13
    • List of delinquents of the "Cent a Week Society", 1852-1854 Reel 3 Item 14
    • Discussion of "alcohol and war", n.d. Reel 3 Item 15
  • Church Minutes
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 1, 1805-1847 Reel 1 Item 6
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 2, 1850-1857 [broken series] Reel 3 Item 12
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 3, 1866-1976
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 4, 1900-1932 Reel 1 Item 8
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 5, 1932-1954 Reel 2 Reel 9
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 6, 1955-1967 Reel 2 Item 10
    • Church Minute Book, Volume 7, 1967-1972 Reel 2 Item 11

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Bethel Baptist Church (Perquimans County, N.C.).
Title
Bethel Baptist Church (Hertford, N.C.) records
ID
CRMF151
Date [inclusive]
1805-1972
Extent
3.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm; Positive
Microform [Reel]
2
Microform [Reel]
1
Microform [Reel]
3

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 7/25/2011
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission of the church must be obtained to photocopy these records in their entirety. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bethel Baptist Church (Perquimans County, N.C.).
  • North Carolina Chowan Baptist Association.
  • Yeopim Baptist Church (Chowan County, N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Perquimans County (N.C.)--Church history--Sources

Subject(s)

  • African American Baptists--North Carolina--Perquimans County
  • Baptists--North Carolina--Perquimans County--History--Sources
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Hertford
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Perquimans County

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