Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church Records
1851-1853
August 3rd Sat. 1851
The Church met and after the divine service proceeded to business by first inviting brethren to
seats. Second, called for the peace of the Church. Third, called for reference and found a charge
taken up at our last conference and referred to this, against Bro. James Stephens for charging the
Church of a departure from the Constitution in using of pans in washing of feet and after
considering the matter, Bro. Stephens was called on for an acknowledgment which was
satisfactorily given as manifested by the Church and he aquitted. Fourth, opened a door for the
reception of members and no application. Fifth, proceeded to appoint delegates to our next
association and appointed Brethren William Norton, Tucker Esley and Thomas Hopper and John
P. Smith as alternate and agreed to contribute one dollar for the use of the association and
requested the clerk to prepare a letter against our next conference. Signed by order if the Church.
John P. Smith, C.C.      James Childers, M.D.

Saturday before the 3rd Lordís day in Sep. 1851
The Church met in conference and proceeded to business by first inquiring for peace which was
found. Second, opened a door for the reception of members, no application. Third, called for
reference, none. Fourth, application made by Sister Nancy Shackleford for a letter of dismission
and also by Bro.  Y Josiah Smith and wife, and Bro. John C. Goodman which was all granted
and the clerk authorized to write them. Fifth, called for the letter prepared by the clerk to the
association which was read and received, then dismissed by the M.D. Signed by the order of the
Church.
James Childers, M.D.    John Smith, Clk.

Saturday before the 3rd Lordís day in Oct. 1851
The Church met and proceeded to business by first appointing  Bro. James Stephens, Moderator.
Second, inquired for the peace of the Church which was manifested. Third, called for reference
none on record. Fourth, opened a door for the reception of members and no application, then
dismissed. Signed by the order of the Church.
James Stephens, M.D. protem John P. Smith, C.C.

Saturday before the Third Lords Day in Nov. 1851
The Church met and organized by choosing John P. Smith,  Moderator. Second, called for the
peace of the church which was manifested. Third, called for reference and none on record.
Fourth, opened a door for the reception of members, no application. Signed by order of the
church.
John P. Smith, C.C.

Saturday before the Third Lords Day in Dec. 1851
The Church met in conference and proceeded to business by first enquiring for the peace of the
church which was manifested. Second, opened a door for the reception of members, no
application. Third, called for reference, none. Signed by the order of the Church.
James Childers, Mod. John P. Smith, C.C.
Saturday before the 3rd Lordís day in September 1851 The Church met in conference and
proceeded to business by first enquiring for peace which was found. Second, opened a door for
the reception of members no application. Third, called for a ref reference none. Fourth,
application made by Sister Nancy Shackleford for a letter of dismission and also by brother
Josiah Smith and wife and brother John C. Goodner which was all granted and the clerk
authorized to write them. Fifth, called for the letter prepared by the clerk to the association
which was read and received and dismist by the M. D. signed by the order of the church.
James Childers, M. D. John P. Smith, C. C.
 

January Session 1852
The church met in conference and first enquiring for the peace of the church which was found.
Second called for reference, none found. Third opened a door for the acceptance of members, no
application, then dismissed by the Moderator. Signed by order of the church.
James Childers, Mod. John P. Smith, C.C.

February Session 1852
The church met and after worship preceded to business by the first enquiring after the peace of
the church which was manifested. Second opened a door for the reception of members, no
application. Third called for reference and found none. Signed by the order of the church in
conference.
James Childers, Mod. John P. Smith, C.C.

March Saturday before the 3rd Lords day 1852
The church met in conference and first enquired for peace which was found. Second opened a
door for the reception of members. Third called for reference, none.
James Stephens, Mod. William Norton, C. protem

Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in April 1852
The church met and after preaching by Brother Moor, sat in conference and first called on
Brother Moor to act as Moderator. Second enquired for fellowship and found in peace. Third
opened a door for the reception of members, no application. Fourth called for reference, none.
Fifth agreed to commune at our next meeting. Signed by order of the church.
John P. Smith, C.C.

Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in April 1852
The church met and proceeded to business by first calling on Brother M. Moor to act as Mod.
Second invited visiting brethren to seats. Third called for the peace of the church which was
manifested. Fourth opened a door for the reception of members. Fifth called for reference and
found none. Signed by the order of the church.
Miler Moor, Mod. John P. Smith, C.C.

May conference 1852
The church met and proceeded to business by first enquiring for the peace of the church which
was manifested. Second opened the door for the reception of members, no application. Third
called for reference, none. Fourth agreed that the brother clerk prepare a form of a letter of
dismission by our next conference for our approval or rejection. Signed by order of the church.
James Childers, Mod. John P. Smith, C.C.

Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in July
The church after preaching sat in conference and first enquired for the peace of the church,
nothing to the contrary manifested. Second opened a door none. Fourth Brother John
P. Smith called for a letter of dismission which was granted and Brother P. J. Cotton authorized
to write the same done in which ference. Signed by the order of the church. James Childers,
Mod. John P. Smith, C.C.

August Conference 1852
The church met and after preaching proceeded to business, first enquired for peace and peace
abounds. Second invited visiting brethren to seats with us. Third opened a door for the reception
of members, no application. Fourth called for reference, none. Fifth the church chose Brother
Thomas Hopper clerk. Sixth the church by ballot voted in Thomas Hopper, Tucker Esly, P. H.
Norton their delegates and in cas of failure, James Stephens to bear our corresponding letter to
the association. Seventh a letter to be prepared and read at our next conference. Eight
contributed one dollar for associational purposes done in conference the Saturday before the 3rd
Lords day in August and signed by the order of the church.
James Childers, Mod. Thomas Hopper, C.C.

September Conference 1852
The church met and after preaching by Brother Miles Moor proceeded to business. First enquired
for peace and peace abound. Second invited visiting brethren to seats with us. Third opened a
door for the reception of members, no application. Fourth called for reference, none. Fifth called
for a letter to the association which was read and received. Sixth contribution called for given by
the brethren, one dollar. Done in conference September Saturday before the 3rd Lords day and
signed by the order of the church.
James Childers, Mod. Thomas Hopper, C.C.

November Term 1852
The church met in conference and after worship proceeded to business. First enquired for peace
and it abounded. Second invited visiting brethren to seats with us. Third opened a door for the
reception of member, no application. Fourth called for reference, none. Done in conference
Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in November and signed by order of the church.
James Childers, Mod. William Norton, C.C. protem

December Term 1852
The church met in conference and after worship proceeded to business. First invited visiting
brethren to seats. Second enquired for fellowship where upon the church expressed some
dissatisfaction on the part of Brother James Stephens for a statement made by him to some of the
brethren, which purpose the church appointed Brother William Norton to Brother Stephens and
to give him notice to come and make or give a satisfaction to the church. Third opened a door
for the reception of members, no application. Fourth called for reference none on record. Done
in conference Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in Dec. and signed by the order of the church.
James Childers, Mod. Thomas Hopper, C.C.
January Term 1853, no conference.

1853
February Term 1853
No conference.

March Term 1853
The church met in conference and after worship proceeded to business. First an opportunity was
offered for the reception of members, no application. Second called for reference and reference
being found on record against Brother Stephens and the case was taken up and Brother Stephens
be present and answer to the case. After some explanation by some of the brethren on the matter
which seemed to give satisfaction with him. Done in conference Saturday before 3rd Lords day
in March and signed by order of the church
James Childers, M. D. Thomas Hopper, C.C.

April Term 1853
No conference.

May Term 1853
The church met in conference and after preaching, proceeded to the business. First enquired
peace and it abounded. Second invited visiting brethren to seats. Third door was open for the
receptions of members, no application. Fourth called reference, none. Done in conference,
Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in May 1853 and signed by the order of the church.
James Childers, M.D. Thomas Hopper, C.C.

June Term 1853
The church met in conference Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in June and after worship
proceeded to business. First enquired for fellowship and peace abounded. Second opened a door
for the reception of members. Then came forward Brother John Clemant and Sister Elizabeth
Cleinant and joined by letter. Done in conference, Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in June
1853 and signed by the order of the church.
James Childers, M.D. William Norton, C.C.

July Term 1853
The church met in conference Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in July, and after worship, first
a motion made and seconded,  J. B. Huddleston chosen Moderator, then proceeded to business.
Enquired for fellowship and peace abounds. Second invited brethren to seats. Third opened a
door for the reception of  members, no application. Fourth called for reference, none. Fifth
Brother John Clemants presents his credential which the church received and furthermore for
said Clemants to continue his gift. Done in conference, Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in July
1853 and signed by order of the church.
John B. Huddleston, M.D. Thomas Hopper, C.C.

September Term 1853
The church met conference Saturday before the third Lords day in September and after divine
service proceeded to business. First inquired for fellowship peace abounds. Second opened a
door for the reception of members, no application. Third appointed delegates to our next
association and appointed Brethren William Norton, E. Lee, and P. H. Norton and agreed to send
one dollar contribution for associational purposes. Fifth a letter to be prepared and read as usual
is our custom. Done in conference Saturday before the third Lords day in September 1853 and
signed by order of church.
William Norton, protem C.C.

October Term 1853
The church met Saturday before the third Lords day in October and after divine service sat in
conference. First invited visiting to seats. Second opened a door for the reception of members,
no application. Third called for reference, none. Fourth a question proposed to the church to see
whether Brother Stephens should or not continue his gift of public speaking the church
approbates the same. Done on conference Saturday before the third Lords day in October and
signed by order of the church.
James Childers Thomas Hopper, C.C.

November Term 1853
The church met Saturday before the third Lords day in November and after divine services, by J.
Parks and E. A. Meaders, sat in conference. First invited visiting to seats. Second opened a door
for the reception of members, no application. Third called for reference, none. Done in
conference Saturday the term above mentioned and signed by order of the church.
James Childers, M.D. Thomas Hopper, C.C.

December Term 1853
The church met Saturday before the third Lords day in December and after divine services sat in
conference. First invited visiting brethren to seats. Second enquried for peace which abounds.
Third opened a door for the reception of members, no application. Fourth called for reference,
none. Done in conference Saturday the term above mentioned and signed by order of the church.
James Childers, M.D. Thomas Hopper, C.C.
By William Norton, Assistant Clerk

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