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SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 10 Aug 2006 3:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MARKLAND, MUNDINE, MONDINE, DELLAHUNTY, ANDREWS, COX, THRAUL, GOODVINE, BUSBY, HUNTER, STEWART, PALMER
"NEW RIVER [p. 35] SOUTHWEST
So called from a creek of the name, which empties itself into the Neuse, near which the meeting house stands in Dobbs county, about 60 miles W from Newburn. Ruling elders & laying on of hands admitted. The families about 100, whereof 72 persons are baptized and in communion, celebratred the 3d Sunday in May, August, Nov. Feb. This their present state--They had their beginning by means of Rev. Charles Markland who removed hither from New [36] river about 1760 and preached to the conversion of fifteen. These in Oct 1762 were constituted into a church by a presbytery sent by Sandy-creek association. The constituents were Charles Markland & wife, Kittrel Mundine & wife, John Dellahunty & wife, Thos. Andrews & wife, John Cox and wife, Joseph Thraul, Mary Goodvine, Sarah Cox, Barbary Cox, Margaret Busby. The first minister is the present Rev. Charles Markland. He came hither from New-river, and was ordained by a presbytery from sandy-creek association Nov. 13 1763 to the pastoral care of the church" (pp. 391-392).

Footnote regarding "New River" (by G. W. Paschal):
"New River. According to a statement by Edwards in the text as explained by another statement in his notebook the first Baptist congregation gathered on New River was one of General Baptists, about 1743, by Paul Palmer. This seems to have had no pastor and to have been scattered on the death of Palmer a bout this time. But the Separate Baptists organized a congregation on New River which had a representative at the Sandy Creek Association in the year of its organizagtion 1758. This was their minister, Rev. Ezekiel Hunter. Semple, VIRGINIA BAPTISTS, 43. He was so successful in his proselyting that in 1760-61 New River had become 'the seat of enthusiasm in this Province,' and Mr. Stewart, the Bath minister, on a visit, found onloy a 'few remaining Episcopals there.' COLONIAL RECORDS, VI, 562. Mr. Hunter was in the Assembly of 1772-73, and died in 1773. Ibid., IX, 384, etc.: Kehukee Association, 297" (p. 391).

Footnote regarding Rev. Charles Markland (by G. W. Paschal):
"Mr. Markland did not continue long in the ministry. In 1779 he was one of the commissioners to run the dividing line between Dobbs and the new county of Wayne. STATE RECORDS XXIV, 290. In 1785 he was named one of the trustees of Dobbs Academy at Kinston, Ibid., 754. Hufham says that Markham was 'a favorite of Governor Caswell,' being mentioned in a letter of the governor to William Blount, February 18, 1789. NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HISTORICAL PAPERS, II, 155. Two members of the Church at Southwest afterwards became ministers. There were Kittrell Mondine, who in 1790 was assistant in the church at New River (Asplund). His will was probated in Jones County in August, 1791. Olds, WILLS, 167. In the Revolutionary period he was a justice of the peace. STATE RECORDS, XIII, 446. John Dillahunty was a soldier until 1781, when he became pastor of the church at Trent. In 1796 he moved to Tennessee, Sprague. ANNALS OF AMERICAN BAPTIST PULPIT, 851f" (p. 392).

--from MORGAN EDWARDS' MATERIALS TOWARDS A HISTORY OF THE BAPTISTS IN THE PROVINCE OF NORTH CAROLINA by G. W. Paschal.

"Reverend Morgan Edwards, one of the ablest Baptist preachers of America, was born in Wales in May, 1722, was educated at Bristol College, preached in England and Ireland for many years, and in 1661 came to ameriuca to become pastor oif the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. In that pastorate he remained until 1770....Mr. Edwards was a prolific writer....For us by far the most importatn of his writings are his volumes on Baptist church history, which he called MATERIALS" (p. 365).

Is Southwest Baptist Church still in existence? Are descendants of the charter members still in Dobbs Co. NC?

Re: SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 28 Feb 2007 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe Southwest Baptist Church is still in existence. Among its early members may have been the families of Robert & Joseph Taylor, brothers who held patents in the Southwest Creek area of Johnston/Dobbs/Lenoir and in the Core Creek area of Craven.

I'm studying those families. I'm in contact with descendants who still live in the region.

Re: SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 4 Aug 2013 2:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Taylor and Stone
I am researching the family of Robert Taylor who was married to Elizabeth Stone. They had four sons that I know of - Henry, Robert, Daniel, and William. Robert and Elizabeth migrated from Amelia Co., VA to the Dobbs/Johnston Co. area of NC. I think Robert died in 1786 and Elizabeth in 1790. Their sons left NC and migrated to middle TN before 1800. Could this Robert Taylor be the one you say is a brother to Joseph. I do not have any info on the parents of Robert Taylor that migrated with his family from VA to NC. Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated. More than willing to share info on children of Robert and Elizabeth Stone Taylor.
Linda in KY

Re: SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 4 Aug 2013 7:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm away from home right now and don't have access to my records. Could you please repepat your message to rt-sails@comcast.net?
That will give me a beeter chance to answer.
-rt_/)

Re: SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 5 Aug 2013 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Robert Taylor in my lineage was born 1709 in Gunpowder Hundred, Baltimore Co., ND; he married Catherine (surname thought to be Ellis) and moved to Craven County in 1729/1730. His children were Moses (b.1729), Aaron (1731), Abraham (1733), Mary (1736), two daughters whose given names haven't been found (b.1738 & 1740), James (b.1740-1742) and Robert (before Sept 1747).

For a considerable period of time, from about 1730 through 1760, he lived on or near Core Creek near present-day Cove City. Later, he moved across the Neuse River to near Kinston in present-day Lenoir County. (This are was successively Craven, Johnston and Dobbs.) He died in 1785.

I doubt this helps with your Robert Taylor; they seem to have been two different men with the same name.
-rt_/)

Re: SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 6 Aug 2013 1:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your reply. I agree with you I do not think this is the same Robert Taylor family, BUT I have run across Abraham so often and always wondered about him. Now I know. There may be a connection between the two but it would probably only be second cousins or so. My Robert Taylor's family was probably on some part of the coast of Northern Virginia before he was in Amelia Co., VA but I am at the proverbial brick wall as to who his parents were.
Once again, thanks for your quick response.
By any chance are the Ralph Taylor that also has a HOLMAN line in Illinois.
Linda in KY

Re: SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 6 Aug 2013 2:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well, there was not just one Abraham Taylor in the Craven/Dobbs/Jones area, but several -- and all related!

My Robert was the son of the patriarch Abraham Taylor, who also named one of his sons Abraham. In fact, every son for several generations named one of his sons Abraham. (The daughters did too, but at least those Abrahams had different surnames.)

By 1800 or so, there are so many Abrahams in the area it's hard to tell who's who.
-rt_/)

Re: SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 1762

Posted: 6 Aug 2013 5:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Robert Taylor is also a name that is also passed down even to present generation.
Linda in KY
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