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Matthews Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.) Records

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Biographical and Historical Note

Matthews Baptist Church was organized October 21, 1877 at the residence of the Reverend E. C. Williams. The presbytery consisted of the Reverends E.C. Williams, Evander David, and W.R. Massey, Secretary.

Association membership: Rocky RIver [E] 1877-1880; Brown Creek [E] 1881-1883; Union, 1884-1887; Mecklenburg [Cabarrus], 1887-

Pastors: James T. Brassington, 1877-1882; A;bert Lewis Stough, 1882-1883; James B. Richardson, 1885-1897; Joel S. Snider, 1898-1899; S.W. Bennett, 1900-1901; Daniel Monroe Austin, 1902-1904; W.B. Renfrow, 1904-1905; Daniel Monroe Austin, 1906-1907; William Loman Barrs, 1908; J.E.M. Davenport; Julius Wesley Whitley, 1912-1913; R.D. Cross, 1914-1916; Daniel Monroe Austin, 1917-1924; Leonard Rowland Pruett, 1924-1929; James Abner Snow, 1930-1933; George L. Hocutt, 1934-1940; Hubert Simon Mumford, 1941-1949?; R.A. Kelly, 1950?-1953; William Bryant Carr, 1954-1969; William J. Thompson, 1970-

Collection Overview

This collection contains church meeting minutes and church records including membership rolls, financial records and correspondence.

Collection Inventory

  • Minute book (1877-1892) Box 1 Volume 8
  • Membership lists (1878-1891) Box 1 Folder 4
  • Minute book (1878-1907) Box 1 Volume 9
  • Minute book (1878-1923) Box 1 Volume 7
  • Minute book (1881-1942) Box 1 Volume 6
  • Financial records (1890-1941) Box 1 Folder 3
  • Minutes and notes (1891-1905) Box 1 Folder 5
  • Correspondence (1891-1908) Box 1 Folder 2
  • Loan correspondence (1935-1940) Box 1 Folder 1

Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Matthews First Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.).
Matthews Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.) Records
Date [inclusive]
1.5 linear feet  1 oversize box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2017 April
Revision Description
 Revised by Katie Lawrence 2018 November
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
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Preferred Citation
Matthews Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.) records (MS767), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Brown Creek Baptist Association.
  • Matthews First Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.).
  • Mecklenburg Baptist Association.
  • Metrolina Baptist Association.
  • Rocky River Baptist Association (N.C.).
  • Union Baptist Association (N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

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


  • Baptists--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County--History--Sources
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Matthews
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County

Matthews Baptist Church (Matthews, N.C.)(CRMF613), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives.

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