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Eaton's Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) Records

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Dutchman's Creek Baptist Church was organized October 5, 1772, with ten constituent members. William Cook was elected pastor. This collection consists of minutes (including typescript copies of vols. 1 and 2) of church conferences from Oct. 5, 1772 to 1924, including membership rolls. Additionally, it contains copies of the Church's records in manuscript and typescript. Other church records consist of assessment lists for the pastor's salary, cemetery inscriptions, church history, and records of the Woman's Missionary Society, 1885-87.

Biographical and Historical Note

Dutchman's Creek Baptist Church was organized October 5, 1772, with ten constituent members. William Cook was elected pastor. On December 16, 1790, the church was reorganized as Eatons when the Flat Rock Church recorded in its minutes "that the members of the lower end of the church bounds on Dutchman's Creek be set apart as an arm of the sd. church." There were seventeen members at the constitution of the new church. Only three members were from the old Dutman's Creek. Elder William Cook, the founder and only minister of Dutchman's Creek and one of the ministers of Flat Rock in 1790 was another link with the earlier organization. Elders William Petty and Andrew Baker were the presebytery for the second organization.

Name changes: Known as Dutchman's Creek, 1772-1787.

Pastors: William Cook, 1772-circa 1790; Lazarus Whitehead, 1796-1805; Brumley Coker, 1804-1814; William Britton, 1816-1823; John Angel, 1824-1825, 1832-1833; William DOwd, 1829-1830; Rev. Lowell, 1831; William Swanson, 1834-1835; Jonathon Thomas, 1835; Barton Roby, 1836-1842; Paul Phifer, 1843; Stephen Horn, 1844; Mark May, 1845-1848; Nathan S. Chaffin, 1849, 1852-1853; Thomas Miller, 1850-1852; R.H. Griffith, 1853-57; William Turner, 1857-1867; J.B. Marsh, 1868-1872; W.R. Gwaltney, 1873-1876; Moses Baldwin, 1877; R.W. Crews, 1878-1881; S.F. Conrad, 1882-1884; W.J. Hopkins, 1885-1886; William Green Brown, 1887-1889; C.S. Cashwell, 1890-1893, 1905-1910, 1926-1828; J.N. Stallings, 1894-97; S.D. Swaim, 1898-1904; Walter E. Wilson, 1911-14; D.W. Littleton, 1915; W.H. Dodd, 1916-1919; S.W. Hall, 1919-1923; E.W. Turner, 1924-1925, 1932-1934; L.R. Tate, 1928-29; V.M. Swaim, 1930-1932; H.T. Penry, 1934-1937; Dallas G. Renergar, 1937-1946; pastor not listed, 1947; H.W. Hutchens, 1948-56; No pastor listed, 1982; Johnny G. Walker, 1983-1985; 1993-; W.E. Pettit [Int.], 1986; David L. Gilbreath, June 21, 1987-1992.

Association Membership: Strawberry, Virginia, 1772-1790; Yadkin (as an arm of Strawberry), 1786-1789; Yadkin, 1790-1873; South Yadkin, 1873-.

Collection Overview

This collection consists of minutes (including typescript copies of vols. 1 and 2) of church conferences from Oct. 5, 1772 to 1924, including membership rolls. Additionally, it contains copies of the Church's records in manuscript and typescript. Other church records consist of assessment lists for the pastor's salary, cemetery inscriptions, church history, and records of the Woman's Missionary Society, 1885-87.

Collection Inventory

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Eaton's Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) Records
ID
MS746
Date [inclusive]
1758-1925
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet  3 oversize boxes

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Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence and Finley Turner, Olivia Field 2018 November, 2020
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Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Preferred Citation
Eaton's Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) Records, (MS746), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Eaton's Baptist Church (Mocksville, N.C.) (CRMF409), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives.

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