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Hebron Baptist Church (Gaston County, N.C.) Records

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Hebron Baptist Church was constituted in 1808. Items included in this collection are membership rolls, meeting minutes, published articles, and other church records.

Biographical and Historical Note

Hebron Baptist Church was admitted to the Bethel (SC) Baptist Association as a newly constituted church in 1808. Isaac West and Richard Rocket were the delegates. The church reported 21 members. The church was discontinued as a mission by the association in 1850 and finally dissolved in 1853. The Hebron Church was revived and reconstituted on the site of old Hebron, October 5, 1883, largely through the efforts of the Reverend John F. Morris. The church was admitted to the South Fork Baptist Association the same year and reported to the association until 1916. The church was not listed the next year. Hebron dissolved once again in 1922 after the removal of its organ.

Association Membership: Bethel (SC), 1808-1852; South Fork, 1883-1916

Pastors: Hosea Holcombe, 1812-1814; William Richards, 1816-1826; B.T. Kirby, 1833- ; Thomas Dickson, 1842; H.W. Carroll, 1842; Thomas Dickson, 1845; W. Hill, 1848-1850; Hebron no existent, 1853-1882; John F. Morris, 1883-1889; M.P. Matheney, 1890; C.E. Gower, 1890; J.A. Hoyle, 1891-1892; W.J. Wyatt, 1893-1894; D.M. Austin, 1895- ; W.J. Hopkins, 1896-1898; J.L. Shinn, 1898-1899; J.L. Vipperman, 1900-1901; C.M. Ervin, 1902-1903; C.E. Beaver, 1904-1906; L.A. Bangle, 1907-1911; W.B. McClure, 1912; G.L. Mullis, 1912-1914; W.A. Stephenson, 1914-1915; J.D. Moose, 1915-1916

Histories: Morris, John F; A historical sketch of Hebron Baptist Church, Gaston County, N.C. Published by authority of the church. 4pp.

Collection Overview

This collection contains a published article titled "A Historical Sketch of Hebron Baptist Church" glued in the notebook (1886), church meeting minutes (1838-1853) which are an 1858 transcription of the old record book, church meeting minutes (1883-1895, 1897-1899), 1838,1883 and 1887 membership rolls of males, females and African Americans, with notes of dates of reception, dismission, baptism, decease, etc. (1883-1898). Also included are 1899 and 1913 membership rolls of males and females with notes of dates of admission, dismission, baptism, etc. (1883-1916), and church meeting minutes (1900-1922) [broken series].

Collection Inventory

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Hebron Baptist Church (Gaston County, N.C.) Records
Date [inclusive]
1.5 Linear Feet  1 oversize box

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Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence 2018 November
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This collection is open for use. 
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Preferred Citation
Hebron Baptist Church (Gaston County, N.C.) Records (MS757), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives also holds a related microfilm collection, Hebron Baptist Church (Gaston County, N.C.) records (CRMF607).

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