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Beaver Dam Baptist Church (Roseboro, N.C.) Records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Beaver Dam Baptist Church is located in Beaver Dam township, Cumberland County, N.C. The church was organized in 1802. The church has been a member of the Neuse I [E] (1804-05), Cape Fear [E] (1806-63), Cedar Creek [E] (1864-1908), Cumberland [E] (1909-22), and New South River (1924-present) Baptist associations.

Collection Overview

This collection contains minutes of church conferences from before March 1802 to July 1803, and from Sept. 28, 1828, 1969, including membership rolls, association letters, and loose items.

Collection Inventory

  • Record book insertion (circa 1802) Box 1 Folder 2
  • Minute book (1802-1858) Box 1 Volume 3 (Minutes of church conferences form Jan.? 1802 to July 1803; and from Sept. 1818 to Aug. 1858, including rules of decorum (1859) and treasurer's reports. Some of the chruch convereces were held at Gray's Crek, Cedar Creek [later Cedar Creek Baptist Church (1844), Fayetteville, N.C.], and Briery Branch [now Briar Branch Baptist Church (1843), Elizabethtown, N.C.].Subjects include the appointment of delegates to the association and union meetings, and to other church's meetings; financial matters; the reception, discipline, and dismissal of church members, including African-Americans; committee appointments and reports; the ordinations of Thomas Smith (Nov. 5, 1847) and Reuben Fisher (Nov. 1848); the constitution of Briah Branch Baptist Church, Oct. 21, 1843; with a list of members; and letters received from Mount Lisbon Baptist church in June 1835 and 1836. Also mentioned was Fleet Cooper's church, Moores Creek [now Moores Creek Baptist Church, (1833), Wilmington, N.C.]; William Cooper's church; Fork meeting house, and Mount Zion [now Mount Zion Baptist Church (1837), Whiteville, N.C.]This ledger-sized volume contains ink entrties on un-numbered pages.)
  • Minute book (1827-1911) Box 1 Volume 4 (Minutes of church conferences from May 1859 to Oct, 1910, including articles of faith and constitution (1870), male and female membership rolls, rules of decorum (1870), a copy of the church deed (May 5, 1827), and resolutions (p.480-83, 488).This large ledger book contains ink entries on pages numbered 1-502. The writing is faded in several areas.)
  • Minute book (1827-1946) Box 3 Volume 1
  • Minute book (1922-1935) Box 2 Volume 2 (Minutes of church conferences from Oct. 1931 to Mar. 1935, including a membership roll, church constitution and rules of decorum, and association letters, 1934-36.This "Convention Church Record" contains ink entries on un-numbered pages. There are some blank pages.)
  • Minute book (1946-1953) Box 2 Volume 1 (Mintues of church conferences from Nov. 1910 to Sept. 28, 1941, including a copy of the church deed, and rules of decorum, and membership lists.This large volume contains ink entries on pages numbered 1-200. There are some blank and missing pages.)
  • Membership book (1951-1970) Box 2 Volume 4
  • Membership book (1953-1965) Box 2 Volume 3
  • Associational letters (1958-1976) Box 1 Folder 1

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Beaver Dam Baptist Church (Roseboro, N.C.).
Beaver Dam Baptist Church (Roseboro, N.C.) Records
Date [inclusive]
4.5 linear feet  3 oversize boxes

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2017 April
Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence 2019 January
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research. 
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Preferred Citation
Beaver Dam Baptist Church (Roseboro, N.C.) Records, (MS840), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Beaver Dam Baptist Church (Roseboro, N.C.).
  • New South River Baptist Association.

Geographic Name(s)

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


  • Baptists--North Carolina--Cumberland County--History--Sources
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Cumberland County
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Roseboro

Beaver Dam Baptist Church (Roseboro, N.C.) (CRMF753), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives.

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