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Snow Hill First Baptist Church (Snow Hill, N.C.) Records

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Biographical and Historical Note

The Snow Hill First Baptist Church was organized on January 4, 1850 by a presbytery consisting of Elders Harley Minor, J.M.C. Breaker, and Jacob Utley with brethren Jones and Wheeler. Elder Minor was elected moderator. J. Wheeler was elected clerk. Charter members were Jonathan and Mary Wood, Albert H. Dowell, John Joiner, Sr., John Joiner, Jr., and Mrs. Albert H. Dowell, who joined the church Sunday, January 5, 1850. Harley Minor was the first pastor.

The church lapsed after the disbanding of the Pamlico Baptist Association in 1872, and next appears in the 1881 minutes of the Eastern Baptist Association with 1881 given as the church's organization date and with William B. Knight as pastor.

Collection Overview

This collection contains minutes of church conferences from January 4, 1850 to August 21, 1927 [broken series], including membership rolls, treasurer's account, and financial records.

Collection Inventory

  • Minute book (1850-1886) Box 1 Volume 1 (Contains minutes of church conferences from January 4, 1850 to January 6, 1869; August 28, 1870 to September 26, 1886; 4 male and female membership lists; an account of Sunday School work conducted by William B. Harrell in 1868; and accounts of money due to the pastor.)
  • Minute book (1886-1910) Box 1 Volume 2 (Contains minutes of church conferences from September 26, 1886 to October 16, 1892, April 21, 1895 to May 16, 1897, February 4, 1899 to August 24, 1910; 3 male and female membership lists; treasurer's accounts and financial records, 1904-1908; and statistics from the Atlantic Baptist Association minutes, 1889-93.)
  • Minute book (1910-1927) Box 1 Volume 3 (Contains minutes of church conferences from August 24, 1910 to February 8, 1912; February 1914 to December, 1916, August 1919 to August 21, 1927; an alphabetical male and female membership roll; lists of contributions for pastor's salary; resolutions of respect for F.G. Canady, d. 9 May 1915; and treasurer's accounts for pastor's salary and mission contributions, 1913-17.)

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Snow Hill First Baptist Church (Snow Hill, N.C.).
Title
Snow Hill First Baptist Church (Snow Hill, N.C.) Records
ID
MS799
Date [inclusive]
1850-1927
Extent
1.5 linear feet  1 oversize box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence 2018 November
Access note
This source is open for research, but permission of the church must be obtained to photocopy these records in their entirety. 
Usage note
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
Snow Hill First Baptist Church (Snow Hill, N.C.) Records, (MS799), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Atlantic Baptist Association.
  • Eastern Baptist Association.
  • Neuse Baptist Association.
  • Neuse II Baptist Association.
  • Neuse III Baptist Association.
  • Neuse-Atlantic Baptist Association.
  • Pamlico Baptist Association.
  • Snow Hill First Baptist Church (Snow Hill, N.C.).
  • Union Baptist Association (N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Baptists--North Carolina--Greene County--History--Sources
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Greene County
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Snow Hill

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives holds a related microfilm collection, Snow Hill First Baptist Church (Snow Hill, N.C.) records (CRMF195).

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