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Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

Bear Creek Baptist Church was constituted March 30, 1792, by Elders William Petty and Lazarus Whitehead. The collection contains records from Bear Creek Baptist Church. Materials in this collection include church history materials, meeting minutes, church covenants, and membership rolls.

Biographical and Historical Note

Bear Creek Baptist Church was constituted March 30, 1792, by Elders William Petty and Lazarus Whitehead. Located seven miles north of Mocksville, N.C., on Bear Creek Road in Davie County, N.C. The church had been an arm of the Flat Rock Baptist Church until they were dismissed to form a church, August 20, 1791.

Collection Overview

This typewritten volume, split in two, contains a brief church history (1792), church covenant (1792), meeting minutes (1792-1860) [broken series], and membership rolls of male, female and African-American (1818-1842) members. It is typewritten in a hardcover notebook. On the spine, it says Minutes of Baptist Church of Bear Creek, 1792-1860. 142 pages.

Collection Inventory

  • Minute book (1792-1860) Box 1 Volume 1-2

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.).
Title
Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) Records
ID
MS736
Date [inclusive]
1792-1860
Extent
1.5 linear feet  1 oversize box
Mixed materials [Box]
1

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2017 April
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
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
Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) Records (MS736), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • African American Baptists--North Carolina--Davie County
  • Baptists--North Carolina--Davie County--History--Sources
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Davie County
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Mocksville

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives also holds a related microfilm collection, Bear Creek Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) Records (CRMF46).

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