Concordia Conference Minutes - 1894

These minutes were transcribed from the original church conference books by Angela Cassidy.

I have typed the minutes pretty much as written, sometimes inserting the notation (sic) after misspelled words
to indicate that they were typed as written. There is a great lack of punctuation and usually I typed it as
written, but when it made the content difficult to understand, I sometimes inserted punctuation. When the church
clerk wrote Concord Baptist Church, I typed it that way, and when he or she wrote it Concordia Baptist Church, I
typed it that way, too. Occasionally when someone's initials were used, I inserted the person's name in
parentheses. Likewise, when the person's name was misspelled, I have corrected it if I knew who the person was,
so that genealogists searching for their ancestors can find them.

Typist's Notes: Abbreviations commonly used at this time include: Bro. for Brother. C.C. for church clerk.
Addopt for Adopted. Mod. for Moderator.

The Baptist Church at Concord
Gadsden Co., Fla, Jany th 27, 1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

On motion the Committee on Wm. Dalton’s case was given another months time to make their report. W. W. Shelfer, J. H. Darsey, and D. L. Maxwell Committee. Also the of Tom Mashborn was Continued another month. Committee on Said Case J. E. Bowen, F. M Parrott [Francis Perritt] and Jorden Walsh.

Bro. A. M. Manning was unanamosly (sic) Called to the care of this Church the present Year 1894.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

The Baptist Church at Concord
Gadsden County, Fla, Feby the 23, 1894

A Call Conference was held at the House of J. N. McKeown, Bro. O. B. Hall acting as Moderator. An invitation was extended to receive members in fellowship of our Church J. W. McKeown making application for reinstatement. Also a full Confishin (sic) of all past rongs (sic). A Motion prevailed to receive him, which resulted in his favor. The right hand of fellowship was extended to him.

Conference then Closed.

                          O. B. Hall, Acting Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

The Baptist Church at Concord, Fla
Gadsden County, Fla, March the 24 1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

Committee on Wm. Dalton case reported. Report received and Committee discharged. His case was then taken up and resulted in his expulsion. Case of Tom Mashborn was then taken up and resulted in his expulsion. Bro. Marten Dalton made open confeshion (sic) for some unchristian conduct and asked the Church to forgive him the same was granted. A motion was made for the Church to approve the Call Conference in receiving J. W. McKeown and the Same was approved.

By motion an investigating committee was appointed consisting of J. E. Bowen, W. W. Shelfer, D. L. Maxwell, Bryant Walsh and Jorden Walsh. Letter granted to Mr. Mcquorcodale.

Being no further business conference closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

The Baptist Church at Concord, Fla
April the 21 1894

Church of Christ at Concord

After Preaching by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and addopt.

Charges was preferred against J. M. Daniels for allowing dances at his house. Charges preferred against Jessee Stephens for Drunkeness. Charges preferred against John Perkins for allowing dancing at his house. Charges preferred against J. E. Dykes for Swearing. Charges preferred against David Connell on general principals. Charges preferred against Green Stephens and John Truluck for non attendance. Charges preferred against M. B. (Matthew Benjamin) Floyd and his daughter Miss Emma – alledged as unchristian conduct. Also A. E. (Alfred Eligy) Perkins for unchristian conduct. Charges preferred against W. W. Kemp for allowing dancing at his house. Charges preferred against Tom Nazworth for playing the violin for dances.

By motion Bro. Manning is to Preach on the subject of dancing at our meeting in May. Bro. Dave Dortch was added to the investigating Committee. Bros. I. A. Hall, O. B. Hall, J. J. Sanders, W. B. Parrott & J. H. Darsey was appointed to notify the above members of the charges preferred against to be at our meeting in May.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

The Baptist Church at Concord
Gadsden Co., Fla. May th 26 1894

After Preaching by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt. Case of Bro. J. M. Daniels was postponed until our next meeting. Case of Jessee Stephens was called –he being present made acknowledgements and the church excused him. Case of John Perkins was called and acknowledgements was made by Mr. Hall for him and was received. Case of J. E. Dykes called and postponed until our next meeting. Case of David Connell was called – he asked the Church to forgive him and it was granted. Case of Green Stephens called and postponed until our next meeting. Case of John Truluck was given another months time. Case of M. B. Floyd and Daughter Continued another month. Case of A. E. Perkins called –acknowledgements made through O. B. Hall and was excused. Case of W. W. Kemp Called and Continued another month. Case of Thomas Nazworth called made acknowledgements and was excused. Charges preferred against Jacob Stephens for drunkenness and non attendance. Charges preferred against Wm. Strickland for non attendance. Letter granted to Miss Mary Bowen, Frank Holt, Tom Holt and Wife. Received by letter Sister Nannie L. Bowen.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. Bowen CLK

The Baptist Church at Concord, Florida, June the 24 1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

Case of W. W. Kemp continued another month Case of J. M. Daniels Continued another month. Case of John Truluck excused. Case of L. G. Stephens Continued another month. Charges preferred against Miss Lona Finklea for Dancing. Committee to see her W. W. Shelfer, J. H. Darsey, and Thomas Joyner. Case of Jacob Stephens Continued another month. Case of Wm. Strickland was called and charges of unchristian conduct was preferred against him. Investigating Committee to see him. Case of J. E. Dykes was called and acknowledgements made through Mr. Darsey and was excused. Cases of M. B. Floyd and Daughter Emma was called and acknowledgements was made by Floyd for himself and Daughter and was excused. Bro. J. E. Bowen made acknowledgements for a trouble between himself and Mr. Bunt and the Church granted him pardon for Same.

By motion fellowship was withdrawn from Annie Mosley. She having Joined the Methodist Church.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

The Baptist Church at Concord, Fla.
July the 21 1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

Case of W. W. Kemp continued another month. Case of J. M. Daniels was called and he making acknowledgements was excused. Case of L. G. Stephens continued another month. Case of Miss Lona Finklea was called made acknowledgements and was excused. Case of Jacob Stephens was taken up. Made acknowledgements and was excused. Case of Wm. Strickland continued another month.

Being no further business Conference adjourned.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

The Baptist Church at Concord, Fla.
Aug the 25 1894

Bro. Manning, Pastor being absent no Preaching. Conference was called. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

Charges was preferred against W. W. Kemp for unchristian conduct. Committee was appointed to notify him as follows Geo. Walsh, Jas. Shelfer, and B. A. (Benjamin Amaziah) Kemp. Case of L. G. Stephens Continued another month. By motion it was adopt that we receive no acknowledgements from male members of this Church when physically able to get here by proxy. Letter granted to Willey Merritt and John Regans. And opportunity was given to unite with this Church. John McKeown came forward on profession of faith and was received. The right hand of fellowship was extended to him.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          O. B. Hall, Act. Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church, Concord, Fla.
Sept. the 22 1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt. The case of W. W. Kemp was continued another month. Case of Bro. Strickland was called – he being present made acknowledgement and was excused. Case of L. G. Stephens for non attendance continued another month. By motion it was adopt that the membership of this Church pay the expences (sic) of Delegates to the Association. By motion it was agreed upon that we commence a protracted meeting at this Church on the third Sunday in Oct. Also the Clerk was authorized to envite (sic) Bro. _____ and Bro. Sullivan to assist us in the meeting.

Notice given that John McKeown will be baptized on Sunday morning at 10 oclock.

A collection was taken up for associational purposes. Bro. J. E. Shelfer agreed to go to the Asst. [Possible abbreviation for Association]

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla. Oct. the 26 1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference was called. Minutes of last meeting read and adopt.

The case of W. W. Kemp with charges preferred for unchristian conduct was Continued another month. Committee on case Jas. Shelfer, Geo. Walsh & B. A. Kemp. Case of L. G. Stephens for non attendance was Continued another month.

We have been running a protracted meeting this week –results as follows Seven for Baptism and two by letter.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla. Dec 22 1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning Conference opened. Minutes of last meeting read and addopt.

Case of Bro. W. W. Kemp charged with unchristian conduct was postponed for trial until our next conference in Jany. Committee on case –Jas. Shelfer, B. A. Kemp and G. W. Walsh. Case of L. G. Stephens charged with non attendance was put off another month.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

Concordia Baptist Church
Concord, Fla. Dec 25—1894

After Services by Bro. A. M. Manning minutes of last meeting read and adopt. Case of W. W. Kemp charged with unchristian conduct continued another month. Case of L. G. Stephens for non attendance continued another month. Bro. J. E. Bowen added to the Committee to see Bro. Stephens.

By motion of this Church it was adopt for the membership of this Church to meet on Thanksgiving day to show our love and gratitude to God for his goodness towards us for the past year.

Being no further business Conference Closed.

                          A. M. Manning, Mod.
                          D. L. Maxwell, Clerk

 
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