Concordia Conference Minutes - 1861

County Coordinator's Notes: In the years before the Civil War, this church
accepted slaves of their members into the church. A slave will not have a surname,
only a given name, and usually the words "belonging to Mr. Whoever." Abbreviations
commonly used at this time include: Bro. for Brother. C.C. for church clerk. In this
year, Alexander Bowen was the church clerk. His spelling is only phoenetically
correct, so it might help to read it out loud and hear it. His word for committee was
comity. His word for order was auder. They "red" the minutes. There are almost no periods.

January 26 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching By the pastor opend Confernce omitted oping the Door. Bro Harell came forward and Stated to the that he was sent hear as a mesengar from antiaoch Church. Sister Larer Long aplide for a Leter of Dismission which was granted. Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen CLK

February 24 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching by the paster opend Confernce omitted oping the Door. red proceedings of last meeting thare being no further business Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen CLK

March 23 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching by the paster opend the Door for rpseption of members red proceedings of last meetings thare being no further business Dismiss in auder. of members. None received. The Church covenant was called for and read. There being no further business dismissed in order.

                          A. Bowen CC

April 27 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching by the paster opend Confernce opend the Door for repseption of members red proceedings of last Meeting thare being no fouther Busniss Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen, C C

May 25 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching By the paster opend Conference opend Door for repseption of members red proceedings of Last meeting thare being no father busness Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen, C. C.

June 22 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching opend Confernce opend the Door for reseption of members. Mrs. Caroline Reeves Come forward and was recievd by leter thare being no father Business Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen, C. C.

July 27 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching opend conference opend the Coor for repsepitian of member Red proceedings of last Meeting dismissed in auder.

                          A. Bowen, CLK

August 24 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching opend Confernce opend the Doore for repseption of members thare being no father Business Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen, C. C.

September 21 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching opend conference opend the Doore for reseption of members helt an Electian for Delegates which Bro John Reavs and A. Bowen was Elect Deleagats to the Assoction. Meeting being continued the Doore was opend N. T. (spelled Hoot? or Scoot, probably meant Scott), Miss Bullard, William Paret, Martha Moore, Raben Reavs Come forward and babtised. Bro. Raben Reavs by Letter.

The Meeting being continued the following Saterday the Doore of the church was opend. Andrew Truluck came forward and joined by Expearnce and afterwards babtised. Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen CC

Oct 25 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching by Bro. Johnson opend Conference opend the Dore of the Church thare bing no father business Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen, C. C.

The meeting being continued tel Sunday Nite the Dore of the Church was opend. J. B. Perkens come forward and joind by Expearnce and was babtised.

Nov. 18 the 1861
Church of Christ at Concord

After preaching by the pastor opend Conference. Opend the Door for repseption of members. Bro Hear [Haire ]and wife came forward and joined by leter and was recivd there being no father Busness Dismiss in auder.

                          A. Bowen, C. C.

Miss Caroline Bullard Aplide for hur leter which was granted. Sister Lewis also applied for Letter which was granted.

December 19 the 1861
The Church of Crist at Concord

After preaching by the paster opend conference opend the Dore for repsept of members thare being no father Business Dismiss in auder.

                          A Bowen CC

Moved by Bro. Timmens that an election be held at our next meeting for another Deacon which was agreed to by the church. Dismissed in auder.

                          A Bowen CC

 
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