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Holloway's Baptist Church (Lexington, N.C.) Records

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Holloways Baptist Church was constituted in 1831. Included in this collection are minutes of church conferences, membership rolls, and memorials.

Biographical and Historical Note

Holloways Baptist Church first existed as an arm of Jersey as early as 1799 when the Yadkin Baptist Association met with the arm at Holloways. This arm was transferred to Tom's Creek Baptist Church sometime thereafter. Tom's Creek dismissed members at the arm at Holloways in January, 1831 in order that they might be constituted into a church. This was done in either January or February 1831. In 1831/32 the church split over the missions question with the anti-missions element, which was in the minority, leaving the church with the records relating to the formation of Holloways.

Association Membership: Abbotts Creek [P] 1831; Liberty, 1832

Pastors: Eli Carroll, 1831-1841; no pastor listed, 1842; Alfred Kinney, 1843-1861; Aaron Yarbrough, 1862-1864; John A. Cornish, 1864-1868; Pinkney Oliver, 1868-1872; H. Morton, 1872-1874; S.A. Roper, 1875; J.H. Booth, 1876-1877; Henry Sheets, 1878-1888; J.H. Booth, 1885-1886; William Turner, 1887-1888; Thomas Carrick [supply], 1889; J.M. Bennett, 1890-1898; John R. Miller, 1898-1906; S.D. Swaim, 1906-1912; Henry Sheets, 1912-1916; Forrest C. Feezor, 1916-1917; L.M. Holloway, 1918-1919; J.L. Shinn, 1920-1922; H.T. Penry, 1923-1937; H.M. Stroup, 1937-1942; Clyde C. Edinger, 1943-1952; Dean Berger, 1952-1953; R.N. Hardin, 1954-1958; Bill Bradshaw [supply], 1958; Clyde C. Edinger [S], 1961; Wm. F. Bowen, Jr., 1962-1966; Raymond Eagle [S], 1966; C.H. Calvert, 1967-1970; R.B. Elmore [S], 1971; Samuel H. Murphy, 1972-1974; no pastor listed, 1975

Histories: Cook, Mrs. Guy and Smith, Sam J. History of Holloways Baptist Church. Liberty B/A minutes, 1971, p. 49-52. History of Holloways Bapstist Church. circa 1930. 1 p. typescript (NCCF) Sheets, Henry. Holloways Baptist Church. Fifteenth in a series of historical and biographical articles of churches in the Liberty assoc. and its deceased pastors. n.c., newspaper clipping (NCCF).

Collection Overview

This collection includes minutes of church conferences from September 1820 to October 1939 including a discussion of the split in the church between missionary and non-missionary Baptists in 1831, membership rolls, and memorials.

Collection Inventory

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Holloways Baptist Church (Lexington, N.C.) Records
Date [inclusive]
3 Linear Feet  1 oversize box, 1 enclosure

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Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence 2018 November
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Preferred Citation
Holloway's Baptist Church (Lexington, N.C.) Records (MS758), 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, Holloways Baptist Church (Lexington, N.C.) records (CRMF608).

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