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Wells Chapel Baptist Church (Wallace, N.C.) records

Finding Aid & Inventory

Biographical and Historical Note

Wells Chapel Baptist Church was established in 1756. Formerly known as Bulltail Baptist Church.

Collection Overview

Minutes of church conferences from Aug. 13, 1793 to Sept. 6, 1989 and Jan. 6, 1999 to Dec. 7, 2005, including male, female, and Black membership rolls, a 1940 membership roll, history sketches, and miscellaneous papers, 1824-1846 [broken series].

Collection Inventory

  • Church Minutes
    • Church minutes, vol. 1 (1793-1803) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 2 (1793-1808) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 3 (1808-1817) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 4: membership rolls; ordination and licensing (1817-1829) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 5: ordination and licensing; slave uprising alarm; new decorum proposal (1829-1837) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 6: membership rolls (1853-1876) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 7: membership rolls (1876-1891) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 8: membership and admittance rolls (1891-1925) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 8A (1930-1940) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 9 (1949-1956) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 10 (1956-1962) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 11 (1962-1966) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 12 (1966-1971) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 13 (1971-1974) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 14 (1974-1976) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 15 (1976-1978) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 16 (1978-1980) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 17 (1980-1983) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 18 (1983-1985) reel 1
    • Church minutes, vol. 19 (1985-1988) reel 2
    • Church minutes, vol. 20 (1988-1989) reel 2
  • Church Records
    • Church histories (undated) reel 1
    • Church histories (1951, 1986-1987; undated) reel 2
    • Church letters received, requested, and granted (1824-1846) reel 1
    • Church property deeds (1881-1886) reel 1
    • Newspaper clippings (1976-1983) reel 1

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Wells Chapel Baptist Church (Sampson County, N.C.) records
ID
CRMF191
Date [inclusive]
1793-2005
Extent
3 microfilm_reel(s)  35mm; positive

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Immanuel Eggers 2021
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. Permission of the church must be obtained to photocopy these records in their entirety. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Wells Chapel Baptist Church (Sampson County, N.C.) records (CRMF191), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Wells Chapel Baptist Church records (Sampson County, N.C.) Records (MS808), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC USA.

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