Jefferson County, Tennessee Dumplin Baptist Church Records 1797-1860


This publication was compiled by WPA Workers in 1932 and contains the minutes of The Dumplin Baptist Church from 1797 through 1860. These minutes reveal a potpourri of information and gossip; everything from acceptance of new members, non-attendance, immoral conduct, grievances and excommunication.

Minutes Examples
August 7th, ... Rebekah Holloway came forward - gave a revelation of the work of God upon her Soul not Rec'd. Because she has two husbands now alive and is Laid over and sent as a queary to the Association whether Receiving such persons will not infringe upon the word of God by Paul in the Seventh of Romans.
April 10th, 1800, the Church met it being meeting in Course. 1st. Appoints Sister Mary Cate & Sister Mary Laurance to talk with Sister Carter and to know what keeps her from attending Church meeting.
March 14th, the Church met it being meeting in Course & proceeds - grants Brother James Mainer a letter from him and his wife & Sister Delilah Manard given satisfaction for the charge against her and granted in Letter.
Dec. 27, 1844 ... We the Church Committe having heard Brother L. Rollings case under consideration and the brother giving satisfaction of his iniquity as above charged-we feel bound to forgive him.

Genealogy Information

  • Original 1797 constitution written by members of The Baptist Church of Christ.
  • Names and positions of original church members.
  • List of 1839 Church Members
  • List of 1859 Church Members

WPA Records


ISBN: 9780788488757