Churches

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 36

  • Annual of Bigbee Baptist Association, 124th Annual Session, Sumterville and Eutaw Churches, October 14th and 15th, 1975.
  • Notice to Builders – Proposals will be received by the committee of Belmont Methodist Church for the building of a new church.
  • Sumter County Sun article from Thursday, August 29, 1912 “Chapel dedicated to Confederacy” near Old Bethel Graveyard at Sumterville.
  • Contract for building Baptist Church at Brownsville.

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 37

  • Gainesville, AL clippings from July 10, 1875 about a reunion held on the 24th at Chestnut Grove.
  • History of the Clinton Baptist Church (Clinton, AL), 1837-1987.
  • “The little brown jug hits the sawdust trail” by Thomas F. Hill, The Birmingham News Magazine, 1957.
  • “Clinton Baptist celebrates 150 years” Greene County Independent, Aug. 30, 1987.
  • Homecoming bulletin, Cooksville Methodist Church, Cooksville Community Church, Noxubee County, MS, June 8, 1969.
  • “That Corner Stone” Sept. 22, 1880, Livingston Journal.
  • Newspaper announcement about the dedication of a Methodist Church in Curls Station, AL, Livingston Journal, 17 July 1891.

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 38

  • History of Elizabeth [Presbyterian] Church, Sumter County, AL.
  • The Indenture about the sale of land to Elizabeth [Presbyterian] Church in Sumter County on July 10, 1845.
  • A few notes to Maudine about Elizabeth [Presbyterian] Church.
  • Letter to F.I. Derby of Ward, AL about Elizabeth [Presbyterian] Church, March 5, 1936.
  • History of Epes Methodist Church by Miss Ethel Casey.

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 39

  • Notes of Fellowship Baptist Church, Marengo County, AL by Ruth Simmons Allen, April 1981.

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 40

  • “Forest Monument Unveiling [in Gainesville, AL], Southern Home, April 25, 1923.
  • “Gainesville Presbyterian Church”, Livingston Journal, March 8, 1878.
  • Geiger First United Methodist Church [successor of Soul’s Chapel] bulletin for their Seventy-fifth anniversary on September 24, 1989.
  • Picture of Gainesville Baptist Church before 1912 from the Home Record.
  • “Presbyterian Bell [in Gainesville, AL]”, Livingston Journal, March 19, 1880.
  • Presbyterian Church’s 40th anniversary article from the Gainesville Dispatch, April 4, 1877.

S.F1, D2, Folder 41

  • Baptist Church History, Livingston, Our Southern Home, March 5, 1930.
  • Brief History of the Livingston Baptist Church, Livingston Journal, June 20, 1895.
  • Drawing of Livingston Methodist Church, Livingston, AL.

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 42

  • “Mt. Gilead [Baptist Church of Christ]”, Sumter County Journal, Wednesday, March 30, 1988.
  • Mount Hermon Church articles “Plan to rebuild Mt. Hermon Church in one day’s effort” and “Nearly $100 given toward rebuilding Mt. Hermon Church [Millville, AL], Sumter County Journal, June 18, 1931.
  • “Reunion held at Mt. Hermon”, Sumter County Journal, 6/27/1929.
  • Socrates Parker and wife to deed Mt. Hermon Baptist Church received in office and recorded May 28, 1862.
  • Mt. Moriah Baptist Church history.

 

 

 

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 43

Appendix A [List of Churches with brief history]

  • Beulah Baptist Church
  • Christian Valley Church
  • Concord Church
  • Cuba Church
  • Fellowship Church
  • Friendship Church
  • Hickory Hill Church
  • Hopewell Church (Choctaw County)
  • Livingston Church
  • Mt. Moriah Church
  • Mt. Sterling Church
  • New Prospect Church
  • Zion Church
  • Baptist Church of Christ Constitution, December 1, 1868
  • “[Episcopal Church] An Interrupted Wedding”, Our Southern Home, November    26, 1896 
  • “Episcopal Church Building’, Sumter County Whig, February 13, 1844
  • “Host Church – October 23, 1973, Gainesville Baptist Church”
  • “Host Church – October 16, 1974, York Baptist Church
  • Map of Choctaw County, no date
  • “The Presbyterian Bell”

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 44

  • Baptist Church of Christ at Providence, Sumter County, Alabama Constitution
  • Pleasant Grove Methodist Protestant Church Deed naming trustees

 

SF1, D2, Folder 45

  • “Episcopal Church” (Sumterville), Sumter County Whig, May 3, 1854
  • Methodist Church at Sumterville, want ad for mechanics
  • History of Short’s Church by Thomas F. Seale, 1924
  • “The Episcopal Church of Gainesville” (St. Alban’s), The Independent, February 18, 1860
  • “St. Alban’s – Gainesville” Gainesville Independent, October 24, 1863
  • “St. Alban’s Church”, Gainesville, AL, Livingston Journal, May 17, 1878
  • St. Andrew’s [Episcopal] Church, Prairieville, AL bulletin with history on back

S.F1, D2, Folder 46

  • Chapman, Samuel obituary
  • Cobbs, Nicholas Hamner obituary
  • “History of St. James Episcopal Church, 1867-1878” A research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for History 3900 at Livingston University, by Hiram Patrenos, May 23, 1979.
  • “History of St. James Episcopal Church, Livingston, AL, 1836-1900, by Rev. Ralph J. Kendall.
  • “Notes From the Altar Rail – The Windows of Saint James’ Church” Parts 1-2.
    St. James Church vestry minutes, April 8, 1872 – September 19, 1880 and excerpt from Rev. Ralph J. Kendall’s History of St. James Church, 1842.
  • St. James Church Parish Register listing some baptisms and deaths from the 1840’s.
  • St. James Episcopal Church articles about renovation, Sumter County Journal, April 28, 1927 and December 1, 1927.
  • St. James Episcopal Church articles of government and names of leaders received.
  • June 27, 1845, Sumter County Deed Book
  • St. James Rectory Property, Livingston, AL - list of people buried there
  • “St. John in the Prairie – Sumterville, AL”, Sumter County Whig, Feb. 21, 1855

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 47

  • Ward Baptist Church, Ward, AL – article of incorporation, Oct. 9, 1922

 

 

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 48

  • York Station Churches
    • Work now under way on new Baptist Church here, Sumter County Journal, July 14, 1938

    • New Baptist Church completed; service to be held Sunday, Sumter County Journal, December 15, 1938

    • York Baptist Church Dedication Sunday, December 7, 1941, Sumter County Journal

    • York Baptist Church, History of - March 26, 1978

      • York Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class picture – possibly before 1920

      • York United Methodist Church, 1879-1979

      • York Methodist Church, Mrs. Annie Gilder’s “Sunshine Class” picture, 1930

      • [York Methodist] Church established 1879

      • York Methodist Church picture 1942

      • York Presbyterian Church History, November 28, 1924

      • [York] Presbyterians to hold tent meeting

      • York Presbyterian Church History, Eunice Smith Bailey, 1938

 

S.F1, D2, Folder 49

  • Zion Church, History of – instituted 1837

 


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