Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church Records
1854-1857
January Term 1854
The church met Saturday before the third Lords day in January
and after divine service by James Stephens and S. Davis set in conference first appointed Brother P.J. Cotton Moderator. Second, Enquired for fellowship peace abounds. Third, invited visiting brethren to seats. Fourth, opened a door for the reception of members no application.  Fifth, called for reference none done in conference Saturday the term above mentioned and signed by order of the church.
 Peter Cotton M.D.       P  Thomas Hopper C.C.
By William Norton Assistant Clerk

Pleasant Hill
The church met in conference Saturday before the third Lords day in February and after divine services set in conference first invited visiting brethren. Second, enquired for fellowship peace abounds. Third, opened a door for the reception of members no application. Fourth, called for reference none done in conference Saturday Feb. 1854 and signed by order of the church.
J.B. Huddleston M.D.     Thomas Hopper C.C.

March Term 1854
No conference

Pleasant Hill
The church met Saturday before the third Lords day in April and after divine service set in conference first appointed Brother J.B. Huddleston Moderator. Second, enquired for fellowship peace abounds. Third, invited visiting brethren. Fourth, called reference none. Fifth, opened a door for the reception of members no application done in conference Saturday before the third
Lords day in April 1854 signed by order of the church.
J.B. Huddleston M.D.   Thomas Hopper C.C.
William Norton Assistant Clerk

Pleasant Hill
The church met Saturday before the third Lords day in May and after divine service set in conference first appointed Brother Daugherty Moderator. Second, Invited visiting brethren. Third, enquired for fellowship and peace abounds. Fourth, called for reference none. Fifth, opened a door for the reception of members no application. Done in conference Satrday before the third Lords day in May 1854 and signed by order of the church.
Br. Daugherty M.D.P. Thomas Hopper C.C.

Pleasant Hill
The church met Saturday before the third Lords day in June and after divine service set in conference first appointed brother J.B. Huddleston Moderator protem. Second, invited (visiting brethren. Third, enquired for fellowship and peach abounds. Fourth, called for reference none. Fifth, opened the door for the reception of members and J.M. Spight came forward with a
petition for admittance again into our union and was received by recantation. Also H.H. Hopper came forward and told an experience of grace and was received and the church went into the choice of a pastor and we chose John B. Huddleston to go in and out before them done in conference Saturday before the third Lords day in June 1854 and signed by order of the church.
William Norton Assistant C. John B. Huddleston M.D. protem Thomas Hopper C.C.
Date of Bro. H.H. Hoppers inviting with the Church

Pleasant Hill August 1856
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church convened at her regular term Saturday before the third Sunday in August 1856. Preaching commenced by Bro. J. Clement and followed by our Pastor on the subject of Predestination. After which visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in Church Conference Enquired for the fellowship of the Church Love abounded Opened a door for the reception of members no application Then proceeded to elect the following brethren. Delegates to the Association H. H. Hopper, J. M. Spight, William Norton and  E. Norton in case of failure  We send two Dollars for printing the minutes.
Dismissed in order
J. M. Spight, Clk J. B. Huddleston, Mod.

Sunday
Sunday Preaching by Eld. Huddleston alone to a small but attentive congregation
J.M. Spight, Clerk

Pleasant Hill September 1856
Pleasant Hill Church met at her regular time, Saturday before the third Sunday in Sept. 1856
Preaching by The Pastor. After which visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference Enquired for
the fellowship of the Church Love abounded Opened a door for the reception of members Polly Hopper came forward related an experience of grace and was received, to be baptized to morrow The letter to be sent to the Association was then read and adopted.  Moved that Bro. Huddleston request Bro. Moore, Bro. Dougherty or any other brother of our Faith, to be with us at our next meeting.
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, Clerk J. B. Huddleston, Mod

Sunday
We met a respectable congregation at the water, and there our Pastor baptized Sister Hopper
J.M. Spight Clerk

Pleasant Hill October 1856
Pleasant Hill Church met at her regular time Saturday before the third Sunday in October 1856. Services by Bro L Daniel and others.  After which visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference  Enquired for the fellowship of the Church, Love abounded  Opened a door for the reception of members no application  Bro Elijah Lee called for a letter of dismission for himself and wife Sister Nance. Lee which were granted.
 Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight Clerk J. B. Huddleston, Mod

Sunday
Met a very large congregation, our Pastor and Eld. R. Dougherty, preached, and they being unwell, the Sacrament was put off
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, Ch. Clk

Pleasant Hill Nov 1856
Pleasant Hill church met at her regular term Saturday before the Third Lords day in Nov. 1856
Preaching by Bro J. Clements and our Pastor
After which visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference
Enquired for fellowship and peace abounded
Opened a door for the reception of members, no application
The Sacremenat not having been attended too last meeting on account of ill health of our Pastor,
is defered till our next Turn in course
The following resolutions were offered by J. M. Spight and unanimously adopted
Resolved 1st That, it becomes our painful duty to record the death of our well beloved and
esteemed Sister Lavinia Cotton; (The wife of our venerable Brother, Peter J. Cotton) who died at
her residence, on the 28th Oct. 1856 in the 70th year of her age
For more than thirty years, Sister Cotton has been a worthy member of the Primitive Baptist
Church and in her death the Church has lost one of its brightest jewels and orrnament to society,
and to her bereaved husband and children and irreparable loss.
But we greive not as those who have no hope; we believe our loss is her eternal gain, and that
she is now enjoying the immediate presence of our blessed Redeemer
Resolved 2nd That, as a tribute of respect to our deceased sister we request our Clerk to insert
these resolution in our
Church Book
J.M. Spight, Ch. Clerk J. B. Huddleston, Mod

Sunday
Met persuant to adjournment; Preaching by Bro. J. Clements and our Pastor
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, Ch. Clk

Pleasant Hill Dec. 1856
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church met at her regular term Saturday
before the third Sunday in Dec. 1856 Services by the Pastor
After which (very few persons being present) the Church set in conference
The fellowship of the Church was then enquired for, nothing made manifest to the contrary
 Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, C. Clerk J. B. Huddleston, Moderator

Sunday
The day being very cold, yet we attended and our Pastor preached to a small congregation
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, Clerk

Pleasant Hill Jan. 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Saturday before the third Sunday in January 1857
This was a very cold and snowy day, a portion of the members attended, but owing to the inclemency of the weather our Pastor did not attend.
J.M. Spight C. Clk

Sunday
Sunday was extremely cold and disagreeable, therefore, we had no meeting
J.M. Spight, Clk

Pleasant Hill Feb 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church met at her regular term Saturday before the third Sunday in Feb 1857
Preaching by our Pastor, after which the Church set in conference
Our Clerk being absent on special business, Bro. Edward Norton was chosen Clerk protem
The following of the Church was then enquired for, whereupon, Bro. Willis A. Crook rose and acknowledged to the Church that since he last me with us, he had been overtaken in conduct unbecoming a member of the Church, for which he had even been sorry for, and hoped the brethren would bear with him if they could
The voice of the Church was then taken and unanimously agreed to forgive Bro. Crook
A door was then opened for the reception of members, no application
 Dismissed in order
E. Norton eld protem J. B. Huddleston, Mod.
By J. M. Spight, Clk

Sunday
Sunday being a very pleasant day we met a very respectable and attentive congregation, and our Pastor preached an acceptable sermon being in feeble health
J.M. Spight Ch. Clk

Pleasant Hill March 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church met at her regular term Saturday before the third Sunday in March 1857
Preaching by the Pastor
After which the Brethren set in conference (no visiting brethren)
Enquired for the fellowship of the Church Love abounded
Opened a door for the reception of members, no application
The following resolutions were then offered by the Clerk and unanimously adopted

Pleasant Hill April 1857
Sunday of March meeting nothing transpired worthy of note
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, Ch. Clk

April Term 1857
Pleasant Hill Church met at her regular term Saturday before the third Sunday in April 1857
Preaching which the Church set in conference visiting brethren and sisters were invited to act with us
Enquired for the fellowship of the Church, Love abounded
Opened a door for the fellowship of members, no application
Requested Eld. Huddleston to invited Elds. Moore & Holmes to attend our next meeting
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, Ch. Clk J. B. Huddleston, Moderator

Sunday
Preaching by Bro. J. elements and Eld. HuddlestOfl
J.M. Spight Ch. Clk

Pleasant Hill May 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church convened at her regular term Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in May 1857
Preaching by our Pastor
After which we set in conference visiting brethren and sisters being invited to seats with us
The fellowship of the Church was then enquired for - Love abounds
Then opened a door for the reception of members - no application
Next this Church resolved to meet at Providence meeting house on the 5th Sunday and Saturday
before of this month, to transact any business that may come before her.
Dismissed in order
J.B. Huddleston Mod.
J.M. Spight Ch Clk

Sunday
Sunday morning a large congregation was in attendance Services were opened by Bro. J. elements and Bro. H. Roland, followed by Eld. Huddleston
After which the Sacrement of the Lordís Supper and washing one anothers feet was attended to in due order
Dismissed in the fear of the Lord
J.M. Spight Ch Clk
(Today proceeding was furnished me by my daughter Fannie, I was waiting on Father in his dying hours J.M. Spight)

Providence Meeting House May 1857
This the pleasant Hill Baptist Church convened at Providence meeting house on Saturday before the 5th Sunday in May
Preaching by Eld. M.B. Moore
The Church convened in order, being in fellowship
Opened a door for the reception of members, no application-Dismissed in order
Eld. M.B. Moore Mod.
by J.M. Spight Ch Clk

Pleasant Hill Church met at her regular term Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in June 1857
-After preaching by the Pastor Visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference
Our Clerk being absent, burying his Father who died the 18th. First, Bro. William P. Cotton was chosen Clerk protem. The fellowship of the Church was then enquired for - Love abounded
Opened a door for membership ó no application
Dismissed in order
William P. Cotton Clk protem J.B. Huddleston, Mod. J.M. Spight

Sunday
Sunday morning, met a large congregation, preaching by Eld. Huddleston, to an attentive audience
J.M. Spight Clk

Pleasant Hill July term
Pleasant Hill Church met at her regular term Saturday before the third Lordís day in July 1857
Preaching by Eld. Huddleston
Visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference
The fellowship of the Church was next enquired for - Love abounded
Opened a door for the reception of members whereupon Bro. Jonathan Crook and sister Lucy
Crook his wife presented letters and sister Charlotte Meeks an experience of Grace and all were cordially received. Sister Meeks not being prepared is to be Baptised next meeting
The reading of the rules of Decorum and Abstract of principles was called for and read
The following brethren were then appointed delegates to the union meeting H.H. Hopper,
William Norton, T. Easley, and P.J. Cotton alternate
Dismissed in order
J.B. Huddleston, Mod.
J.M. Spight Ch. Clk.

Sunday
Sunday morning we met a large congregation and Eld. Huddleston preached to an attentive audience
J.M. Spight Ch. Clk

Pleasant Hill August 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church met at her regular term Saturday before the 3rd Lordís day in August 1857. Preaching by Eld. M.B. Moore. After which visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference Enquired for the fellowship of the Church - Love abounded
Opened a door for the reception of members, no application.
The following brethren were then elected delegates to the Association, J.M. Spight William
Norton Hardin H. Hopper and P.J. Cotton alternate
Bro. P.J. Cotton to be assisted by the Clerk, is requested to write
Contributions to be sent for the printing of the Minutes and $2.00
Baptism to-morrow at 10 OíClock
Dismissed in order
J.M.B. Moore Mod. protem
J.M. Spight Ch. Clk

Sunday
Sunday morning 10 OíClock we met a large congregation? of people on the banks of Muddy Creek, and then Eld. Huddleston went down into the liquid grave and buried sister Charlotte Meeks by baptism. Then repaired to the meeting house, when Eld. Moore preached to a large and attentive congregation
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight Clerk

Pleasant Hill Sep. 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church convened at her regular term Saturday before the 3rd Lordís day in Sept. 1857. Preaching by Bro. J. Clements and our Pastor Eld. Huddleston After which visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference
Enquired for the fellowship of the Church - Love abounded
Opened a door for the reception of members, no application
A letter to the association was read and adopted Moved, that brethren, P.J. Cotton and William Norton visit bro. Elijah Lee and sister Lee for not attending meetings, and admonish them to duty, and report at our next meeting
Bro. John Clements petitioned for a letter of dismission for himself and wife, which was granted
Dismissed in order
J.B. Huddleston Mod.  J.M. Spight Ch. Clk

Sunday
Sunday Eld. Huddleston preached to and attentive congregation-dismissed in order
J.M. Spight Clerk

Pleasant Hill October 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church met at her regular term Saturday before the third Sunday in October 1857
Services opened by Bro. H. A. Roland preaching by Eld. Daugherty and followed by Eld. Robert
R. Shelton
Visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference
Enquired for the fellowship of the Church - Love abounded
Opened a door for the reception of members, whereupon Sister Catharine Spight presented a
letter and was unanimously received
Reference being called for, in regard to Bro. and Sister Lee, for nonattendence
The committee said they had not seen them, therefore it was continued
Dismissed in order
J.B. Huddleston Mod.  J.M. Spight Ch. Clk

Sunday
Sunday morning met at an early hour Elders Shelton and Duck, being with us, Eld. Duck we consider in disorder and Eld. Shelton fellowshipping his cousin therefore neither were invited to preach
Eld. Huddleston preached to an attentive congregation
J.M. Spight Clerk

Pleasant Hill Nov. 1857
Pleasant Hill Church met at her regular term Saturday before the third Lordís day in November 1857
Preaching by our Pastor
Visiting brethren and sisters were invited to seats with us in conference
Enquired for the fellowship of the Church - Love abounded
Opened a door for the reception of members, no application
Reference being called for, the brethren reported that they had seen Bro. and Sister Lee, and that sickness had been the cause of their not attending meetings
The following Obituary Notice was then presented by J.M. Spight, and unanimously agreed to be
adopted-  See obiturary page

Sunday
Preaching by Eld. Huddleston to an orderly congregation. Dismissed in order
J. M. Spight, Clerk

Pleasant Hill December 1857
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church convened at her regular term Saturday before the third Lordís day in December 1857
Preaching by our Pastor After which the Church set in conference Enquired for the fellowship of Church, Love abounded
Opened a door for the reception of new members, no application.
Dismissed in order
J.M. Spight, Ch. Clk J. B. Huddleston, Mod.

Lordís Day
Met a good sized congregation for winter, and our Pastor preached to an attentive audience
Dismissed in order.
J.M. Spight, Clk

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