Sharing Our Joy in Successfully Locating Books, Church Records,
and Other Valuable Original Source Documents,
and a Listing of Recent Gifts Received

Valuable Material Located and Obtained

We recently obtained copies of a file of minutes of the Cape Girardeau Association of Missouri from 1824-1851.

We recently received the manuscript records of three churches in Wayne and White counties, in Illinois, and original copies of the printed minutes of the Little Wabash Association for 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, and 1832.

We recently received historical information and photos about Sandy Creek Church, in North Carolina, which was organized in 1755.

We recently purchased a history of the Nolachucky Association of Tennessee.

We recently purchased a book called "The Town Records of Hopewell, New Jersey," which contains membership records of Hopewell Church.

We recently purchased a book called Records of the Welsh Tract Baptist Meeting, Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, 1701-1828.

We recently obtained a copy of the 1834 minutes of the Spoon River Regular Baptist Association of Illinois.

We recently obtained a copy of one volume of Augustus Neander's History of the Planting of the Christian Church.

We recently obtained a copy of the minutes of the Redstone Association of Pennsylvania for the period from 1804 to 1836.

We recently borrowed and obtained information from the transcript of the records of Red River Church, Montgomery County, Tennessee, which was organized in 1791.

Many rare books on the subject of the ancient Waldenses have been digitized, and are available to the public, on-line. We have downloaded several of them, and printed them in hard copy for easier reference in our research, viz., Waldensian Researches during a second visit to the Vaudois of Piemont, by William Stephen Gilly, 1831; Bright lights in dark times: or, the Waldenses, and their persecutions in the valleys of Piedmont; The Huguenots in France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes; with a visit to the country of the Vaudois - Smiles, Samuel; The Romaunt version of the Gospel according to St John [microform]: from mss. preserved in Trinity College, Dublin, and the Bibliothque du Roi, Paris; with an introductory history of the version of the New Testament, anciently in use among the old Waldenses; and Remarks on the texts of the Dublin, Paris, Grenoble, Zurich, and Lyons mss. of that version; Henri Arnaud - or the Glorious Return of the Waldenses of Piedmont to their Native Valleys in the Years 1689-90, a Poem; Authentic Details of the Valdenses in Piemont and other Countries, 1827; The Protestant Interest in Cromwell's Foreign Relations; A Review of Fox the Martyrologist's History of the Waldenses, 1837; The Books of the Vaudois: The Waldensian Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin; The History of the Persecution of the Valleys of Piedmont, in 1686; An Historical Sketch of the Christian Church During the Middle Ages, by Samuel M. Janney; A Short History of the Waldensian Church in the Valleys of Piedmont, by Jane Louisa Willyams; Sketches of Protestantism in Italy, Past and Present, including a notice of the origin, history, and present state of the Waldenses, by Robert Baird; The Waldenses: Protestant Valleys of Piedmont, Dauphiny, by William Beattie; An Apology for the Waldenses; The Suppressed Evidence: or, Proofs of the Miraculous Faith and Experience of the Church of Christ in All Ages, by Thomas Boys, Trinity College, Cambridge;

Also, Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Martyrologia; or, records of religious persecution: being a new and comprehensive book of Martyrs, of ancient and modern times (Volume 1); Martyrologia; or, records of religious persecution: being a new and comprehensive book of Martyrs, of ancient and modern times (Volume 2); Martyrologia; or, records of religious persecution: being a new and comprehensive book of Martyrs, of ancient and modern times (1848); Book of martyrs: or, A history of the lives, sufferings, and triumphant deaths, of the primitive as well as Protestant martyrs: from the commencement of Christianity, to the latest periods of pagan and popish persecution ...; Book of Martyrs: or a history of the lives, sufferings, and triuphant deaths of the primitive as well as protestant martyrs; from the commencement of Christianity to the latest periods of pagan and popish persecution; to which is added an account of the inquisition; the Bartholomew massacre in France; the general persecution under Louis XIV; the massacre in the Irish rebellion in the year 1641; and the recent persecutions of the Protestants in the south of France; The acts and monuments of John Foxe: a new and complete edition: with a preliminary dissertation, by the Rev. George Townsend ... (1837), Vols. 5, 7.

Recent Gifts Received by the Library

Copy of records of North Creek Church, Hyde/Beaufort County, North Carolina, 1790-1890; Sandy Grove Church, Beaufort County, North Carolina, 1855-1972.

Copy of records of Crooked River Church, Ray Co., Missouri, 1846-1877.

Copy of records of New Hope Church, Carroll Co., Virginia, 1828-1872; Laurel Fork Church, Carroll Co., Virginia, 1846-1882; West Fork Church, Floyd Co., Virginia, 1816-1915; White Oak Grove Church, Carroll Co., Virginia.

Transcript of the records of Danville Regular Baptist Church, Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana, 1828-1873.

Church and Association Records: Xerox copies of manuscript records of the Original Little River Association of Kentucky and Tennessee (incomplete); xerox copies of manuscript records of Dry Creek Church, Kentucky.

Books: Biographical History of Primitive or Old School Baptist Ministers, by Elder R. H. Pittman, 1909.

Old association minutes: Bethel (Illinois), 1920; a collection of minutes of the Original Little River Association of Kentucky and Tennessee; a collection of minutes of the Eel River Association of Indiana; minutes of the Wabash District and Vermilion Associations.

CD's: - Minutes of Salt River Church, Anderson Co., Kentucky (incomplete); Photos of reconstruction work at Old Bethel Church site, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri; Power-Point Slideshow regarding the Family of John B. & Lavinia Dawson of New Mexico.

Sketch history of the Smith's Creek Baptist Church, New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Schoharie County, New York Historical Review, Issue Fall-Winter 1994, containing a feature article on Old School Baptists.

An original copy of "The History of the Church of Christ, the true and faithful followers of Jesus," by Elder Thomas H. Owen, signed by the author as a gift to his son, James C. Owen.

Copy of manuscript records of Turkey Run Church, Ohio, 1817-1893.

Manuscript records (three volumes) of Tapscott Church, Ohio, 1814-2003.

Bound Volume of Primitive Monitor, Vol. 2, 1887.

Research on James Lemen, Sr., an early pioneer in Illinois.

Minutes: Center Creek Association of Missouri (1880); Muskingum Association of Ohio (1868); Washington Association of Arkansas (1868).

Transcript of Rock Spring Church, Owsley County, Kentucky, 1852-1954.

History of New Bethel Church, Niangua, Missouri; and related pamphlets.

Transcript of Mary Jane Caples (daughter of Elder George Walker) Account of a Journey to California During the Gold Rush of 1849.

Research material related to the Trial of Persons Accused of the Murder of Joseph Smith, in Hancock County, Illinois, 1844-1845; the Nauvoo Legion; Breechloading Guns; Muster rolls of Illinois Militia, 59th Regiment's companies under the command of Colonel Williams. Miscellaneous books on Mormonism: Prophet of Palmyra, by Thomas Gregg, 1890; Alexander William Doniphan: Portrait of a Missouri Moderate, by Roger Launius; "Inside Today's Mormonism," by Richard Abanes; Kingdom on the Mississippi Revisited, by Roger Launius and John E. Hallwas; "Nightfall at Nauvoo," by Samuel W. Taylor, 1971; correspondence of Colonel Levi Williams, from the Chicago Historical Society; also numerous pamphlets and articles.

Transcript of Records of Caesar's Creek Church, Greene Co., Ohio.

A collection of Minutes of the Danville Association (Indiana) and Enon Association (Indiana).

Microfilm of Records of Four Mile Baptist Church, Campbell County, Kentucky, 1819-1874.

Photos: Lick Creek Church, White County, Illinois (about 1921); Friendship Church, Scott County, Illinois.

Forts and Blockhouses of Early Illinois, by William Wilson and Kevin Kaegy.

The Tales of Hill's Fort, and other Bond County Stories, During the War of 1812, by William Wilson and Kevin Kaegy.

Manuscript Records of Mt. Pleasant Church, Grinnell, Iowa (1959-2007), and related correspondence and papers; photograph of Liberty Church, near Kellogg, Iowa.

Four separate histories of Pleasant Hill Church, Crittenden County, Kentucky, organized in 1853 (went off in the Burnham Means movement).

Manuscript records of the Muskingum Association of Regular Baptists, in Ohio, from 1810-1926 (on CD).

Manuscript records of the Miami Association of Regular Baptists, of Ohio, from 1797 to 1962 (original, and on CD).

Typed transcript of the records of Middle Run Church, near Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, 1799-1900.

Early Days in Missouri, by Judge Joseph Thorp (2 copies).

A Review of the Book of Hebrews, by Elder Raymond Webb, 2007.

Editorials by Elder C. H. Cayce, vols. 2-6.

Revelation: Images of Redemptive History - by Joseph R. Holder; The Will & Its Role in Discipleship, by Joseph R. Holder.

Abraham Lincoln Chronology: by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs, by Rev. J. M. Peck, 1843.

A collection of the Primitive Monitor, including loose issues dated between 1907 and the 1950's.

Transcript of records of Providence Church, Clark County, Kentucky (incomplete).

When Salt Lake City Calls, by Rocky Hulse, 2007.

Microfische of Primitive Baptist materials: A Public Address, The Primitive Baptist (NC), and writings of Elder Joshua Lawrence.

Collection of old church papers, Webster's Dictionary, Strong's Strong's Concordance, tapes of the New Testament, and miscellaneous books, hymn books, and tapes.

21st Century: A Philosophical View on the Millenium, by J. Dawsey; In Hope of the Resurrection, by Jack Dawsey.

Memory and Hope: Strands of Canadian Baptist History, by David Priestley (a book which includes a chapter by Paul Wilson on the Particular Covenanted Baptists in Canada).

The Pontoosuc Independent Military Company, by Suzanne Miller, 2008, 141 pp.

A Book of Twenty-Five Recent Poems, by Elder J. V. Kirkland, 1915, 63 pp., McQuiddy Printing Co., Nashville, Tenn.; Framed photograph of Elder and Mrs. J. V. Kirkland; Quilt with names of members of a church in Tennessee; Apostolic Hymns (clothbound edition), edited by Elders J. V. & R. S. Kirkland, assisted by Prof. A. M. Kirkland, copyright 1898, Fulton, Ky.

Typed transcript (on CD) of the minutes of the New Hope Association of Mississippi, 1842-2007.

Typed transcript of part of the early records of New Bethel Church, Connersville, Indiana.

"Abstracts from Minutes of the Scioto Baptist Association, Vol. 1-3, 1805-1885." By Barbara Rowles, 2008.

"Abstracts from Minutes of Various Baptist Associations," Vol. 4. By Barbara Rowles, 2008.

Minutes of the Sandusky Association of Ohio, 1833-1849, on CD.

Minutes of the Van Buren Primitive Baptist Church, on CD.

Minutes of the Whitewater Association of Indiana, on CD, 1809-2003.

Records of Laurel Creek Church, Floyd County, Virginia, 1897-2007 (earlier records are lost or missing).

Printed minutes of the Scioto Association of Ohio, 1805-1899 (incomplete), on CD.

1886 Minutes of the Mississinewa Association of Indiana, on CD.

Minutes of Naomi Church, Charleston, West Virginia, 1913-2007, on CD.

Minutes of Pleasant Run Church, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, 1841-1964, on CD.

Minutes of Walnut Creek Church, Thurston, Fairfield County, Ohio, 1837-1892, on CD.

Digital Photo of Portrait of Elder Richard M. Newport, Charleston, Illinois.

Manuscript records of New Salem Church, Brown County, Illinois, 1879 to 1902.

Christian Doctrinal and Spiritual Advocate, Vol. 3 and 4, 1840-1842.

Minutes of "Original" Flint River Association of Alabama, Vol. 1, 1814-1909; Vol. 2, 1910-2004.

A few minutes of the Western Corresponding Association (Missouri and Iowa); Pilgrim's Rest Association (Kansas); Kaw River (Kansas); Delaware River; and others.

Microfilm of Caney Fork Church, Warren County, Tennessee.

Copy (pdf file) of the Manuscript Records of the Sangamon Association of Illinois, 1823-1908.

Frontier Blood: The Saga of the Parker Family, by Jo Ella Powell Exley, 2001.

Manuscript records of Goshen Church, near Winchester, Kentucky, on DVD.

Manuscript records of New Hope Church, Hamilton County, Illinois, Book #1 - 1839-1885; Book #2 - 1888-1966; Book #3 - 1970-1999; and New Hope Church Clerk's notebook.

Manuscript records of Wolf Creek/Friendship Church, Saline County, Illinois, 1927-1940; and Friendship Clerk's notebook.

Wolf Creek Church Clerk's notebook, 1993-1998.

History and Records of Indian Creek Church, Lawrence County, Indiana, 2009.

Collection of Minutes of the Yellow River Association of Georgia, 1873-1900 (incomplete).

The Baptist Annual Register, by John Rippon, Vol. 1, 1790-1793; Vol. 2, 1794-1797; Vol. 3, 1798-1801; Vol. 4, 1801-1802.

Manuscript records (xerox copy) of Springfield Church (Sangamon Association), Springfield, Illinois, 1830-1835.

Manuscript records (original) of the Liberty Church, Alma, Marion County, Illinois, 1944-1968.

Manuscript records (xerox copy) of Buffalo Grove Church, Polo, Ogle County, Illinois (1843-1897).

Manuscript records of Nine Mile Primitive Baptist Church, near DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois (1844-1957)(1924-1957 Harriss faction)(digital copy).

Manuscript records (and several printed minutes) of the Bethel Old School or Predestinarian Baptist Association (L. P. Harriss faction), 1932-1954 (digital copy).

Manuscript records of the Bethel Old School or Predestinarian Baptist Association (C. M. Weaver faction), 1900-1934 (digital copy).

Collection of old minutes of the Muskingum Association of Ohio (which we have also now digitized).

1893 Edition of the Goble Hymn Book, owned in 1894 by Lillie Belle Sheppard, Nebo, Pike Co., Ill.

Manuscript Records of Little Bethel Church, near Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois, loaned for copying (digital and xerox).

Peace Sermon, by Elder Joseph H. Flint, delivered before the Des Moines Regular Baptist Church, Wapello County, Iowa, in 1863. Published in pamphlet form by the Ottumwa Courier.

A Discussion on Univeralism, between Elder Newton Peters and Rev. M. A. Peters, Columbus, Ohio, 1889.

Microfilms of Records of Friendship Church, Warren County, Iowa; Mount Zion Church, Monroe County, Iowa; Mount Zion Church, Lucas County, Iowa; Cedar Mount Church, Macon County, Illinois; Otego Church, Otego County, New York.

Three bound volumes of Georgia Primitive Baptist Association minutes from 1953-1960; miscellaneous unbound minutes, church histories, and four copies of #9 Old School Hymnal.

Southern Baptist Messenger, 2009 reprint by Historic Oglethorpe County, Inc., of Marriages and Obituaries in this Old School Baptist paper from 1852-1862, with 20 page index.

Manuscript record book of Gourdvine Old School Baptist Church, Rappahannock County, Virginia, with articles and papers.

Thomas P. Dudley and the Golden Age of Particular Baptists in America, 1792-1886, two volumes.

Manuscript records of New Hope Church, Greenbush, Warren County, Illinois, 1903-1994, loaned for copying (xerox and digital).

Fort Allison, by Byron R. Lewis, pub. by the Lawrence County Historical Society, Lawrenceville, Ill., 1962.

Records of Southampton Old School Baptist Church, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, 1731- , on CD.

An Oral Debate, between Benjamin Franklin and John A. Thompson, at Reynoldsburg, Ohio, November 1873.

Manuscript records of Rector Church, Hamilton County, Illinois, 1872-1913, copied in digital format, on CD and pdf file.

Xerox copies of two issues of the Western Evangelist, edited by Elder Peter Long, dated October 1846 and August 1847.

A collection of printed minutes of the Ozark Association of Missouri, 1909-1986.

Bound volumes of "Good Will," 1951-1952, 1953-1959, and 1960-1965; and a collection of association minutes.

Transcript of Minutes of Frying Pan Baptist Meeting House, Fauquier County, Virginia, Part I, 1791-1891 (record books #1-3).

Searchlights from the Roman Letter, by Elder Len Dalton; Welsh Tract Church; Griffin's History of the Mississippi Primitive Baptists.

A collection of the following church periodicals: Messenger of Peace, 1903-1930 (complete, unbound volumes for much of this period); miscellaneous issues of Primitive Monitor; Signs of the Times; Zion's Landmark; Messenger of Zion; Lone Pilgrim; Primitive Baptist; Zion's Advocate; Gospel Messenger.

Manuscript and printed minutes and records on CD or DVD: Muskingum Association (1881-1909); Scioto Association (1876-2008); Rocky Fork Church, Marion County, Ohio; Lancaster Church, Fairfield County, Ohio (1818-1922); Goshen Church, Clark County, Kentucky.

Journal of Illinois History: "William Kinney's Agrarian Dilemma," by Dr. James Simeone.

A collection of miscellaneous issues of Old Faith Contender, and Zion's Landmark, 1946 Primitive Baptist Yearbook, etc.
Pamphlets: Unity, by A. T. Benson; Can A Saved Man Become Lost?, by Living Truth Ministries; Cheerful Piety, by John Berridge; The Precious Taken from the Vile, by J. C. Philpot; The Parable of the Ark, by Cross Publishing; No Pain Among the Blessed, by Isaac Watts; Yearly Meeting at Cow Marsh Church (newspaper clipping made into a pamphlet, with photo of Elder Benjamin Cubbage; Belief, by William L. Barrett; God's Sovereignty Displayed in the Salvation of Sinners, by J. Kennedy; Photograph of Elder and Mrs. F. W. Keene.

Minutes of the South Arkansas Association, 1851.

Obituary of Elder Balas Bundy, and others of Otego Church, New York.

Research regarding Hebron Church, Bloomington, Indiana.

The History of Baptism, 1817, by Robert Robinson.

Journals of Elder J. Bryan Adair, Atlanta, Missouri (incomplete file), for the years 1928-1929, 1932-1935, 1938-1941, 1942-1951, 1957-1959, 1960-1973, 1973-1974 (loaned for digital and xerox copying). (The years 1952-1956, and 1974-1976, are missing.)

Historical Outline of the Church of God (Old-Line Primitive Baptist); Jacob Have I loved, But Esau Have I Hated; The Turnage-Turnidge Family Primitive Baptist Pioneers Westward Migration; My Kingdom is Not of This World; The Primitive Baptist Form of Worship Service; all by Elder Kenneth W. Clevenger.


A digital copy (on a flash drive) of the private collection of Minutes of Elder Amos Hash, for the following associations: Bear Creek, Black Creek, Blue Ridge, Buttahatchie, Country Line, Contentnea, Eastern Kehukee, Fisher's River, Five Mile Creek, Hopewell, Indian Creek District, Kehukee, Little Vine, Lower Country Line, Lower Mayo, New River, Mt. Enon, Original Powell's Valley, Original White Oak, Philadelphia, Pigg River, Seven Mile, Salem, Sardis, Soldier Creek, Smith River, South Ouachita, Staunton River, Upper Country Line, United Primitive Baptist, White Oak, West Providence, Western Primitive Baptist, and Yellow River.

The London Confession of Faith, and Fulton Convention, 1901 edition; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, by Elder E. D. Thomas (from Cottonwood Church); Principles & Practices of the Regular Baptists, by Elder J. H. Oliphant; McGuffey's New Fifth and Sixth Eclectic Reader; Baldwin's Readers, Sixth and Seventh Years; Church Psalmist, 1849; The New Testament, 1847; Choice Hymns; Daily Praise; Bible Readings for the Home Circle, two volumes; The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond, 1898; Southern Harmony Song Book; Fifty Years Among the Baptists, by David Benedict; The Perfect Law of Liberty, by William Gadsby; Manuscripts of Elder Benjamin Lampton; Practical Suggestions for the Common People, by Elder J. H. Oliphant; Autobiography of Elder J. H. Oliphant; Scrap History of the Primitive Baptists, by Elder W. S. Craig; Thoughts on the Will, by Elder J. H. Oliphant; Doctrine and Practice of the Primitive Baptists, by Elder C. W. Radcliff; Travels Through Europe and the Holy Land, by Elder M. B. Moffett; Debate on Church Identity, between Elder J. B. Hardy and Rev. I. E. Wallace; Startling Facts or Deeds of Darkness Disclosed, by Rev J. G. White; Baptist Succession, by D. B. Ray; Debate on Atonement, between Elder Lemuel Potter and Rev. Thomas Dickey; A Collection of Poems, by Nannie Oliphant Acuff; A Theological Discussion, between Elder John R. Daily and Elder W. P. Throgmorton; Labors and Travels of Elder Lemuel Potter; Discussion on the Worship of God, by Elder G. W. Stewart and Elder W. A. Chastain (3 copies); Autobiography of Elder Walter Cash; Baptist Church Perpetuity, or Baptist History, by W. A. Jarrel; The Pilgrimage of a Stranger, by Elder John R. Daily; The Prince of the House of David, by Rev. J. H. Ingraham; Sermons, by Dr. Charles H. Waters; Led by A Way I Knew Not, by Sister R. Anna Phillips; The Inheritance of the Heirs of God, by Elder John T. Oliphant; God's Providence and Mercy, by Elder W. R. Welborn; Souvenir of Ministers of the Primitive Baptist Church, by Elder Lemuel Potter; The Kingdom is at Hand; A Debate at Lena, Ind., between Elder B. F. Querry, and Elder W. H. Williams; A Treatise on the Book of Joshua, by Elder P. D. Gold; The Resurrection, by Elder David Bartley; Trial and Decision of Mt. Carmel Church; The Treasury of David, Vol. III, by C. H. Spurgeon; History of the Primitive Baptists in Texas, Oklahoma, and Indian Territory, By Elder J. S. Newman; The Glorious Triumphs of Grace, by Elder W. S. Craig; Editorials of the Signs of the Times, Vol. II; Debate Between Rev. A. Campbell and Rev. N. L. Rice, 1843; An 1829 Bible; The Final Perseverance of the Saints, by Elder P. T. Oliphant; The Bride and Seven Other Women, by Monroe Jones; Body of Divinity by John Gill; manuscript record book of Bethel Church, Coffeen, Montgomery Co., Illinois, 1889-1937; Pamphlets: Order and Disorder; History of Wolf Creek Church; History of Muddy River Association of Illinois; History of Brushy Fork Church; Synopsis of Four Lectures on the Communion, by Elder Lemuel Potter; Nashville Peace Meeting, 1937; Dedication of Salem Primitive Baptist Church, 1939; Christ is All, by Elder Floy Gross; Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, and The Church - Its Shadow and Substance, by Elder R. H. Pittman; Concerning Predestination, by George C. Jordan; True Devotion, by Elder J. Harvey Daily; a collection of minutes of the Kaskaskia, Muddy River, Central, Skillet Fork, Little Wabash, Concord, and Wabash District Associations, and miscellaneous other association minutes; letters, photos, and several boxes of periodicals.

Mr. Durant, of Salt Lake City; Cowley's Talks on Doctrine.

History of Baptist Life in Williamson County, Illinois, 1800-1964, by George M. Wright, and a file of miscellaneous related papers.

The Sectarian Hymnal, by Elder W. M. Smoot.

Looking Back: Tales of a Tall Shrimp, by Mary Ruth Barton.

Canteen Creek Baptist Church/Wood Cemetery, by Sharon Conlee Kilzer.

A collection of Association minutes: Northeastern; Mt. Olive; Northwestern; Old School Roanoke; Sandy Ridge; Mount Pleasant; Radicue; Antioch; Contentnea; Bethlehem; Cub Run; Chestnut Knob; Mount Calvary; and Piedmont District (all colored Primitive Baptist churches).

History of the Waldenses, by E. Comba, 1889; Inquiry into the Integrity of the Greek Vulgate, by Frederick Nolan, 1815; A Plain Introduction to Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 1 and 2, by Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener, 1894; Origin and History of the Books of the Bible, by Calvin E. Stowe, 1868.

Records of New Hope Church, Greenbush, Warren County, Illinois, loaned for copying and digitizing.

New York deaths and marriages recorded in the "Signs of the Times," 1832-1870.

Manuscript records (six volumes) of Mt. Gilead Primitive Baptist Church, Hersman, Brown County, Illinois, 1842-2005; Manuscript records (two volumes) of Camp Creek Church, Versailles, Brown County, Illinois, 1832-1894; Hymn books, papers, Articles of Faith, and correspondence of Mt. Gilead Church; a few minutes of the Mt. Gilead Association; Crudens Concordance; Practical Suggestions for Primitive Baptists, by Elder Walter Cash; misc. pamphlets.

"Primitive Monitor" complete volumes for 1889-1892, 1894, 1897-1900, 1902, 1904, 1907, and 1908 made available to us, to digitize, which has now been completed (approximately 10,000 pages).

Manuscript records (xerox) of Union Church, Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois, 1842-1912.

Clerk's scratch notebook of minutes of Union Church, Waltonville, Jefferson County, Illinois, 1904-1917

The Braden-Kelley Debate (on the origin and doctrine of Mormonism), held at Kirtland, Ohio, 1884; The Stark-Warlick Debate, 1903, regarding the use of instruments of music in the worship service; A Theological Debate, between T. W. Brents, and Elder E. D. Herod, 1887.

Manuscript records (xerox) of Head of Apple Creek Church, Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois, 1971-1991.

A collection of minutes of the Licking Association of Kentucky; The Sectarian; and a xerox copy of the Sectarian Hymnal.

Manuscript records of Union Church, Yatesville, Morgan County, Illinois, 1825-1887 (digital copy on CD), with photos.

Manuscript records of Enon Church, Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas, 1841-1986, in pdf file format.

Minutes of Mount Gilead Association of Primitive Baptists, Johnson County, Arkansas, 1888.

A file of papers belonging to the clerk of the Muddy River Association; photos of Lick Creek Church, and other churches in the general area.

"Apostolic Hymns," by J. V. and R. S. Kirkland; The Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, by Elder John R. Daily, 1902; and miscellaneous books and papers belonging to Elder W. A. Fish.

A collection of issues of Signs of the Times, 1892-1896.

Portraits Primitive Baptist Ministers, by Walter Cash, 1896.

North Berwick ("Oakwoods") Old School Baptist Church, York County, Maine, org. 1804, research, 175 pp., by Jim Cote; Articles of Faith of the First Baptist Church of North Berwick (showing their belief in the doctrine of election, predestination, etc.).

Four archival boxes of periodicals, including bound volumes of the following: For the Poor (1943, 1993); Gospel Messenger (1885, 1883, 1887, 1892, 1896, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1912, 1917, 1919); Gospel Standard (1901-1904, 1948, 1906, 1907, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1952); The Primitive Baptist (1932, 1933, 1948, 1949); Signs of the Times (1889-1892, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1893-1896, 1896); Sovereign Grace and Pilgrim (1933, 1934); Zion's Advocate (1903); Zion's Landmark, 1940-1942); Messenger of Zion (1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942). Also, loose issues: Advocate & Messenger; Banner-Herald; Banner of Love; Baptist Companion; Baptist Light; Baptist Trumpet; Baptist Witness; Christian Baptist; Christian Pathway; For the Poor; Good Will; Gospel Messenger; Gospel Standard; The Little Messenger; Lone Pilgrim; Messenger of Peace; Messenger of Zion; Old Faith Contender; Pilgrim's Banner; Primitive Baptist Light; Primitive Baptist; Primitive Monitor; Signs of the Times; Youth's Living Ideals; Zion's Advocate; and Zion's Landmark. Also misc. papers and pamphlets.

Transcript of records of New Hope Church, near Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, from 1828 to 1901. This was the first church of any faith organized in Ray County, in 1820. Also, newspaper articles with photos of the third and fourth buildings, copies of several of the deeds of the church property; and a book called "Memories of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church and Community," which contains extracts from the church minutes, and other information used to place the church building in the National Register of Historic Places, in 1980.

Digitized copy on CD of the manuscript records of Cedar Grove Primitive Baptist Church, 1837-1928, near Wake Forest, NC.

Manuscript record book of Bethel United Baptist Church, Burnt Prairie, White County, Illinois, 1855-1895.

Books - Griffin's History of the Mississippi Primitive Baptists; History of Enon Church, Tennessee; Fifty Years Among the Baptists, by David Benedict; History of North Carolina Baptists, by Paschal (two volumes); History of Indian Creek Church, West Virginia; History of Kentucky Baptist, two volumes, by J. H. Spencer; Asplund's Annual Register of the Baptist Denomination; Jones - Rhodes Debate; History of Middle Tennesse Baptists, by J. H. Grime; South Carolina Baptists, by Townsend; History of the Baptists of Virginia, by R. B. Semple; History of the Kehukee Association; typed manuscript of writings by Elder Fred Stewart; a collection of various association minutes from Alabama and other states; and several copies of the Nashville Peace meeting.

Digitized copy of "Signs of the Times," on DVD, for the period 1870-1890.

Issues of Zion's Landmark which enabled us to complete 31 volumes, and have them hardbound; and add to our holdings for twelve more volumes.

Minutes of the Wabash District Association of Illinois for 1887, 1893, 1900, and 1931.

Photograph of Elder Benjamin W. Sallee and wife, Susan Cooley Sallee. He was the moderator of the First Northwestern Association for about 25 years.

Eighteen (18) issues for Volume 2, 1876, of "Messenger of Peace".

D. H. Goble edition of the "Autobiography of Elder Wilson Thompson."

Photograph of Pleasant Hill Church in Johnston City, Williamson County, Illinois, and an excellent hand-written account of the church and its meetings, by Leona Newton White.

Recollections of Abraham Lincoln in Coles County, Illinois, by David Kent Coy.

Minutes of the North District Association of Kentucky, for 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1809, 1817, 1828, 1933; Sandlick, 1953; Senter District, 1904; St. Clair's Bottom, 1920, 1938.

Miscellaneous pamphlets, Western Association of Iowa minutes, hymn books, CD's of singing and sermons, church histories, and papers of Mt. Pleasant Church, Grinnell, Iowa.

Missing issues of "Messenger of Peace," for 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, and 1891.

Downloads of on-line books: Henri Arnaud; or, the Glorious Return of the Waldenses of Piedmont to their native valleys in the years 1689-90. A Poem. 1862; Baird, Robert - Sketches of Protestantism in Italy, Past and Present, Boston, 1845; Beattie, William - The Waldenses, or Protestant Valleys of Piedmont, Dauphiny, and the Ban De La Roche, 1838; Bede, Venerable - The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, A.D. 673-735; Blair, Rev. Adam - History of the Waldenses, Edinburgh. Vol. 1. 1832; Bowman, Jacob N. - The Protestant Interest in Cromwells Foreign Relations, Heidelberg, 1900; Burnet, Gilbert - History of the Persecution of the Valleys of Piedmont, London. 1688; Boys, Rev. Thomas M. A. - The Suppressed Evidence: Or Proof of the Miraculous Faith and Experience of the Church of Christ in All Ages, London, 1832; History of Infant Baptism, by Dr. William Wall; Argument for the Truth of Christianity Arising from the fulfilment of our Saviour's predictions concerning the destruction of the Temple, and the City of Jerusalem and the dispersion of the Jews, by Dr. Nathaniel Lardner; Dissertations on the Prophecies, by Bishop Thomas Newton; A New Ecclesiastical History of the Sixteenth Century, containing an impartial history of the Reformation of Religion and other Ecclesiastical affairs, written in French by Lewis Ellies Du Pin, Doctor of Sorbonne, and translated into English; The Early Years of Christianity - Vol 1, The Apostolic Era, and Vol 2 The Martyrs and Apologists, by Edmonde de Pressense.

More downloads (please excuse me if these have been posted before): General History of the Christian Religion and Church, from the German of Augustus Neander, translated by Joseph Torrey, Vol. 1, 2; History of the Planting and Training of the Christian Church by the Apostles, by Augustus Neander; History of the Waldenses of Italy, by Emelio Comba; The History of the Church of Christ, by Joseph Milner, Vol. 4; abridgment of Vol. 1-5; History of the Waldenses, by William Jones; A Complete History of the Waldenses of Piedmont, by Alexis Muston; Historical Sketch of the Italian Vaudois, by Hill Dawe Wickham; History of the Persecutions and Battles of the Waldenses, by J. T. Headley; Bright Lights in Dark Times: The Waldenses and their persecutions in the Valleys of Piedmont. 19??. Bible Truth Publishers; An Historical Sketch of the Christian Church During the Middle Ages, by Samuel M. Janney. 1847; Origin, Persecutions, and Doctrines of the Waldenses, by Pius Melia, D. D. London. 1870; A Short History of the Waldensian Church, in the valleys of Piedmont, by Jane Louisa Wiillyams. London. 1855; The Romaunt Version of the Gospel According to St. John, by William S. Gilly DD. London. 1848; An Apology for the Waldenses, by Thomas Sims. London, 1827; The Protestant Interest in Cromwells Foreign Relations, by Jacob N. Bowman, Heidelberg, 1900.; History of the Persecution of the Valleys of Piedmont, by Gilbert Burnet. London. 1688; A Review of Fox the Martyrologists History of the Waldenses, by S. R. Maitland. London, 1837; The Huguenots in France, by Samuel Smiles, New York. 1874; The Books of the Vaudois: The Waldensian Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Todd, James Henthorn, London and Cambridge. 1865; The Lollards: Witnesses to the Truth in Great Britain, 1400-1546; Cauzons - Les Vaudois et L'Inquisition; Prof. Scrivener, Vols 1 and 2; Nolan, Frederick - An Inquiry into the Integrity of the Greek Vulgate; Hale, E. E. - In His Name; Calvin, John - Institutes of the Christian Religion; Brown, John - A Compendious History of the British Churches &c, with an Introductory Sketch of the Waldenses; Cunningham, William - The Reformers: And the Theology of the Reformation, Vol. 1, and Historical Theology: A Review of the Principal Doctrinal Discussions Since the Apostolic Age, Vol. 3.

Collection of new and old Association minutes: Washington District, Piney Grove, Original Little River, Burning Spring, Ebenezer, and Louisiana.

Transcript of the first record book of Goshen Church, Clark Co., Kentucky, 1797-1807, 82 pp.
Records of Fairfield Old School Baptist Church, Lenawee County, Michigan, 1833-1899.

A collection of minutes of the Salem Association of Indiana, 1869-1925.

The Select Works of Elder William M. Smoot, Vol. 1, 1871-1884, Vol. 2 1885-1904, and Vol. 3 1905-1938.

Minutes of Owl Creek Harmony Association, of Ohio, 1838.

Digital copy of the manuscript records of Harmony Church, Warren County, Iowa, and seven minutes of the Western Association of Iowa, between 1867 and 1875.

A collection of Georgia Primitive Baptist Association minutes.

Records of Welsh Tract Baptist Meeting, Pencader Hundred, Newcastle County, Delaware, 1701-1828 (pdf book).

Records of Village Creek Church, Wabash County, Illinois, 1826-1839 (pdf file format).

Records of First Old School Baptist Church of Roxbury/Vega, Delaware County, New York, 1796-1973 (microfilm); Records of Second Old School Baptist Church of Roxbury, Delaware County, New York, 1816-1870 (microfilm); Records of Middleburg Old School Baptist Church, Delaware County, New York, 1850-1921 (microfilm).

A collection of minutes of the Sangamon Association, 1834, 1846, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1858, 1862, 1865, and 1867; Spoon River Association, 1861, 1866; Sandy Creek Association of Illinois (1861);
Illinois Association, 1865; Ten Mile Association (Ky), 1853.

Writings of Elder Wilson Thompson, three sets of two volumes each.

A flash drive containing a digital, searchable copy of the entire set of the "Signs of the Times," from 1832-2012, with the prospectus, and history of the changes in ownership, and editors, etc.

Two copies of Old School Hymnal #11; Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, by Charles Chiniquy; Foxe's Book of Martyrs, edited by Wm. Forbush; Principles and Practices of the Church, by J. D. Holder; The Cause of God and Truth, by John Gill; Fifty Years Among the Baptists, by David Benedict; Autobiography and Sermons, by Elder Walter Cash; Editorials of Elder C. H. Cayce, Vol. 3; Sermons on Sovereignty, by Charles H. Spurgeon; The Divine Library, By Elder Len Dalton; and miscellaneous association minutes, periodicals, long-play musical records, and pamphlets.

A Concise History of the Baptists, by G. H. Orchard, Wisdom Hath Builded Her House, by Bennett, Biographical Sketches of Old School or Primitive Baptist Ministers, by Elder R. H. Pittman, The Baptists in All Ages, by Elder J. S. Newman, Meditations Along the Gospel Way, by Elder Leon Clevenger, History of the Regular Primitive Baptist Washington District Association, by Elihu J. Sutherland, House of Cornelius, by Elder Edwin E. Fowles, History of Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church, and related churches in West Virginia, The Autobiography of Elder Wilson Thompson, History of the Fishers River Association, Sermons, by Dr. Charles H. Waters, Griffin's History of the Mississippi Primitive Baptists, The Support of the Ministry, by Elder G. E. Griffin, The Golden Snuffers, by Elder Walter Cash, History of Wilson Primitive Baptist Church, Wilson, NC, History of Lebanon Church, Mt. Sumnmit, Indiana, History of Salem Church, Hagerstown, Indiana, Zion's Advocate and Old Paths (periodicals), and a collection of association minutes.

1867 Edition of Elder Wilson Thompson's Autobiography in pdf format; "Simple Truth," 1821, and "Both Sides of the Question," 1822, both by Elder Wilson Thompson, in pdf format.

Early Religious Life, by Elder David Bartley; The Pilgrim Way in Song, by Elder Harvey J. Bird; Unity and Variety of Truth, by Minnie B. Matthews; Naked Bow of God, by William Huntington; Memoir of John Kershaw (autobiography); The Five Books of Moses, by Elder William R. Welborn; History of Welsh Tract Church; Jones-Rhodes Debate, Spearsville, La., 1946 (Church of Christ vs. Primitive Baptist); Autobiography of Elder T. F. Adams; Predestination, by R. Lester Dodson; The Resurrection of the Dead, by R. Lester Dodson (2); The Gospel Pulpit, Sermons by J. C. Philpot; Vol. 1 and 2, Vol. 1862, Vol. 1864; Zoar Chapel Pulpit, 1846, Sermons by J. C. Philpot; Misc. Pamphlets; Pamphlets by Elder W. S. Craig; Primitive Baptist Yearbook, 1947; Feast of Fat Things, G. Beebes Sons (2); God Forbid, by W. J. Berry; Divine Sovereignty in Regeneration, by J. S. Hunnicut; Church History, by Hassell and Hassell; The Christ-Man in Type, by Elder David Bartley; An Inkhorn by His Side, by M. Macena Berry; Experience and Early Writings, by Elder Roy S. Smith; Lost Creek Primitive Baptist Church History, Carter Co., Ky., 1909-2009; The Sound of the Dove, by B. B. Patterson; Warburtons Mercies (Mercies of a Covenant God); The Priesthood of the Son of God, by Elder David Bartley; Life, Experience and Writings of Elder Harvey J. Bird (3); Sermons, by Dr. (Elder) Charles H. Waters; Beebes Editorials, Vol. 3 and 4; Elijah the Tishbite, by F. W. Krummacher; Through Bacas Vale, by J. C. Philpot; Old Baptist Test, by Dr. (Elder) John M. Watson; Gospel Comments, by Elder R. W. Rhodes; Principles and Practices of the Regular Baptists, by Elder J. H. Oliphant; Fragments, by Elder S. H. Durand; Resurrection of the Dead, by Elder R. Lester Dodson; In Places of Drawing Water, by Elder F. W. Keene; Unconditional Choice and Salvation of the Heirs of Heaven, by Elder H. L. Rogers (2); History of the Regular Baptists, by Elder Achilles Coffey; Meditations, by Elder S. H. Durand; Tried in the Furnace, by Elder E. J. Lambert; Listing of Association Minutes in the Collection of Elder V. B. Linn: Redstone Association, 1809; Union Association (VA/WV), 1822, 1827, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1841, 1844, 1850; Tygarts Valley River Association, 1841, 1843, 1860, 1870, 1872, 1879, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1889, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974; Pocatalico Association, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; Pocatalico Annual meeting, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. 2013, 2014; Dan Valley Association, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971,1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002; Dan Valley Association (3 day annual meeting at Cascade Church), 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; Primitive Baptist (Texas), 1951, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013; Old School Roanoke (VA), 1979, 1980, 1986; Original Flint River (AL), 1984, 1994; Ebenezer (AL), 1984; Conecuh River (AL), 1980, 1989; Pilgrims Rest (FL), 1978; Flint River (GA), 1948; Mt. Enon (FL), 1978; New Hope (AL), 1947; Union (TX), 1973, 1974; Northwestern (Negro), 1947, 1951; Upper Country Line, 1946, 1948, 1951; Delaware, 1954, 1955, 1958; South Louisiana, 1974, 1976; Mates Creek, 1945, 1948, 1985; Smith River, 1948, 1950, 1951; Salem (NC), 1952, 1954; Virginia Corresponding Meeting, 1954, 1959; Staunton River, 1948; Lower Country Line, 1951; Contentnea, 1950; Little Vine Olde, 2008; South Ouachita, 1949, Laurel Springs, 1948; Lotts Creek (GA), 1980; Elkhorn (WV), 1933, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960;

Flash Drive with scanned copy of records of Lulbegrud Church, Montgomery County, Kentucky; Log Lick Church, Clark County, Ky.;

Photograph of Liberty Church, Fayette County, Illinois;

Manuscript records of Friendship Church, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, 1836-1989, and New Salem Church, Meredosia, Morgan County, Illinois, 1878-1914, and Plum Creek Church, Scott Co., Illinois, 1829-1927 (loaned for copying); Records of Concord Association of Ilinois, 1836-1963 (four books.

Beza's New Testament (Latin), The Woman at the Well by Dale Evans - Love is the Answer by Robert V. Ozment, The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White, Evangelical Lutheran History, Man's Total Depravity, by Arthur W. Pink, Silver Linings - Poems of Hope and Cheer, Objections to Roman Catholicism, Weaverland Conference Mennonite History of Northeast Missouri, Cruden's Concordance, Kobweb Korners (2 volumes) by Elder T. Leo Dodd, Old School Hymnal #9, #10, and miscellaneous pamphlets, periodicals, minutes, photos, tapes, and letters; a copy of the later printing of Elder Wilson Thompson's hymn book;

Pamphlet history of Julian Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Julian, NC;

An original photo of Elder D. M. Vail, of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvnia;

A book by Elder Wilson Thompson, with his original quill ink signature in the frontispiece, containing three works, dated 1821, 1822, and 1825. The 1822 work is called "Both Sides of the Question" (On baptism);

A pdf file, a 28 page study of "Intruders on the Indian Boundary of 1797," by John Clinard; The 1890 Census Bulletin on the Baptists, which includes a section on the Primitive Baptists, including number of churches, members, and value of property, county by county, state by state;

Several of Elder Joshua Lawrence's works: The American Telescope, by a Clodhopper of North Carolina, 1825; Patriotic Discourse delivered on the 4th of July 1830 at the Old Church in Tarborough, North Carolina, 1830; Basket of Fragments for the Children, 1833; The Mouse, Trying to Gnaw out of the Catholic Trap (no date shown); Teeth to Teeth: Tom Thumb Tugging with the Wolves for the Sheepskin, 1837; The North Carolina Whig's Apology for the Kehukee Association, containing A Watchman, crying with the Children of Zion; A reply to Nehemiah of Georgia; A few thoughts in answer to the Address of the Baptist Convention of North Carolina. 1830. (received today); (The last item is a reply to: Strictures on the sentiments of the Kehukee Association, (by Adiel Sherwood), 1825 (from Religious Herald, Richmond, Va.);

An article regarding Blount's Creek Church, in Beaufort Co., N.C., which was organized in 1808, and continued until the late 1970's.

Digital copy of manuscript records of Log Lick Church, and of Lulbegrud Church, of Kentucky.

Powerhouse for God, by Jeff Todd Titon; The Social Sources of Denominationalism, by H. Richard Niebuhr; Autobiography of Elder Wilson Thompson; A Religious History of the American People, by Sidney E. Ahlstrom; A History of Music Among Primitive Baptists Since 1800, by Robert Paul Drummond, (doctoral dissertation, 1986); Deed of Cottage Grove Church, Saline Co., Ill., 1950; Deed of New Hope Church, Hamilton Co., Ill., 1890; Deed of Cottonwood Church, Gallatin Co., Ill., 1885 and 1889; Deed of Grandpier Church, Pope Co., Ill., 1872; Deed of North Fork Church, Hamilton Co., Ill., 1869 and 1871; Deed of Mt. Vernon Church, Jefferson co., Ill., 1910; Incorporation of Bethel's Creek Cemetery Association, 1977, and survey of cemetery, 1987; Bylaws of Old Cottonwood Cemetery Association, 1972; Bethel's Creek Baptist Church, 1820, by Bluford M. Sloan; Minutes of Bethel's Creek Primitive Baptist Church, book one, by Ralph Harrelson; collections of photos of Rector Church, Hamilton Co., Ill., Lick Creek Church, White Co., Ill., North Fork Church, Hamilton Co., Ill., Bethel's Creek Church, Saline Co., Ill.; copy of records of Friendship Church, Saline Co., Ill. Also, misc. research files, newspaper clippings, letters, pamphlets, etc.; XZerox copies of records of Wolf Creek Church, 1849-1931, North Fork Church, 1873-1932, Bethel's Creek Church (incomplete), and others. 

Received from the Monroe County Supervisor of Assessments office, copies of Illinois Baptist State Association documents, and 1969-1970 deeds, for the tract purporting to be the site of New Design Church. However, the building shown which purports to be the New Design Church was built several years after the church had dissolved, and was never the meeting house of New Design Church.

Received deeds for Middle Fork Church, near Benton (Ewing), Franklin County, Illinois. First deed, August 19, 1868 from Solomon M. Webb and wife Louisa J. Webb, to trustees of the church, in Sec. 19 of Northern Township. Second deed, May 4, 1934, from trustees of the church, A. N. Webb, J. M. Webb, and Cyrus M. Webb, to J. S. Webb, at about the time the church merged with Salem Church. Notarized by W. B. Johnson.  Received from the Franklin County Title Company, copies of deeds as follows: November 25, 1878 deed from Elder E. T. Webb and wife Nancy T. Webb, to Middle Fork Church for burying ground; December 25, 1922 deed from Rex E. Webb and Della Webb his wife, Ruth, Ernest, Samuel, Edith, and Gladys Webb, to township trustees (reserving coal rights); May 15, 1856 deed from Elias Webb and Nancy Jane Webb his wife, to the trustees of Middle Fork Church, in Sec. 21.

Received from the Saline County Illinois Clerk & Recorder's office, copies of three deeds, viz., I. H. McGowen to trustees of Brushy Fork Church, March 14, 1955; Calvin Brown and P. G. Gasaway, trustees of Brushy Fork Church, to Jerry L. Bond and W. S. Abney, August 8, 1900; and William C. Gogue and Susan J. Gogue his wife, and Elisabeth J. Gogue, to Daniel Abney and J. L. Bond, trustees, and their successors, for use of Brushy Fork Church, three acres, etc., dated August 2, 1886.

Churches in Cultural Captivity, by John Lee Eighmy; Life and Meaning: Singing, Praying, and the Word among the Old Regular Baptists of Eastern Kentucky, by Sammie Ann Wicks; This is My Life, by Elder S. F. Moore; Pioneer Baptist Ministers (in the Illinois Country), by Ralph S. Harrelson; The Old Regular Baptists of Central Appalachia, by Howard Dorgan; Can These Bones Live? By Bruce A. Rosenberg; Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, by Elder John R. Daily (2); Biographical History of Primitive or Old School Baptist Ministers in the United States, by R. H. Pittman (2 copies); Religion and American Life, by Anne T. Fraker; The Primitive Preacher, by Gregg M. Thompson; Giving Glory to God in Appalachia, by Howard Dorgan; Church History, by Hassell and Hassell; Diversities of Gifts, edited by Ruel W. Tyson, Jr., James L. Peacock, and Daniel W. Patterson. Also, Manuscripts titled "Singing the Gospel with the Spirit and the understanding: The Singing in a Primitive Baptist Worship Service" by Pat Levin; Bibliographies on dissertation topic folklore, etc; The Primitive Baptist Church in Eastern North Carolina, by Robert Grimes Capps; Memoirs of John Mason Peck, by Rufus Babcock; Copies of records of Bankston's Fork Missionary Baptist Church.

Records of Whitefield Church, Whitefield, Maine, 1896-1967 (xerox). Notes from the Record book of the Maine Old School Baptist Association, 1830-1882.

Illinois Baptists, by Edward P. Brand; Baptist Beginnings in Illinois (Masters Dissertation) by Halley Farr Waggener; Saline Baptist Association, 1890-1990; A History of Southern Illinois, by George Washington Smith M. A.; Historiography of the Origins of Anti-Missionism Examined in the Light of Kentucky Baptist History, by Larry Douglas Smith (incomplete copy of doctoral dissertation); partial copy of records of Bethel United Baptist Church, Saline Co., Illinois, 1875-1896; The Colonial Houses of Worship in America, by Harold W. Rose; A History of Baptists in Southern Illinois, by Burton John Williams (Masters dissertation); History of Baptist Life in Williamson Co., Illinois, 1800-1964, by George M. Wright; At Ease in Zion, Social History of Southern Baptists, 1865-1900, by Rufus B. Spain; Jacksonian Democracy in Religious Organizations, by Herman Richard Muelder; The Demise of the Antislavery Movement Among Baptists in America, 1783-1830, by Ricky Joe McClatchy; A History of The Baptists in the Western States, East of the Mississippi, by Justin A. Smith; Personal Reflections of Saline County, Illinois, by William H. Parish; Echoes of Their Voices, by Carl R. Baldwin; Western Portraiture, and Emigrant's Guide, a description of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa, by Daniel S. Curtiss; We Were There, by Robert Hastings; History of the Old Time Baptists in America, by Elder Wesley Yonts.

A Book of Poems, edited by Volney H. Freeman; A Cabinet of Choice Jewels, or, a Box of Precious Ointment, by Thomas Brooks, printed at Glasgow, 1762; Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, by John R. Daily and E. W. Thomas; The Primitive Baptist Hymnal (cover missing); Natural Philosophy, pub. by J. B. Lippincott; Geography Book; Pinneo's Analytical Grammar of the English Language, designed for schools; The Conqueror, by C. E. Leslie and R. H. Randall. c. 1880; The Crescent, by C. E. Leslie, The Hallelujah, the singing school, by Lowell Mason; The Palm, by C. M. Wyman; New England Conservatory Piano Method; Bentley's New and Improved Method for the Reed Organ, Freeport, Ill., c. 1888.

Received, as a gift to the Library, The Melody of the Twenty-Third Psalm, by Anna B. Warner; The Words of Jesus, by John R. McDuff, 1855. Also, several current year Association minutes.

Received by mail, as a gift to the Library, a collection of Association minutes, from the Liberty Mosquito Church building, near Blue Mound, Christian County, Illinois. They include some minutes from each of the following: Spoon River, Kaskaskia, Concord, Siloam (Oregon), Sangamon, Wabash District, Salem, Little Wabash, Yellow Creek, Cuivre Siloam, Central, Mt. Zion (Mo.), and Fishing River (Mo.). There were at least three or four Illinois minutes in this collection that we lacked, which is quite unusual, since we have been searching for them for over 40 years.

Received as a gift to the Library, Little Things, by Elder T. L. Webb, Sr., Baptist History, A.D.33 - 1800, (a concise history of the Foreign Baptists), by G. H. Orchard; Autobiography of Elder Walter Cash; Discussion on the Public Worship of God, by Elder G. W. Stewart and Elder W. A. Chastain; The Man from Nazareth, by Harry Emerson Fosdick; Identity of the True Baptist Church (volume 1), by Elder Wiley W. Sammons; The Old Baptist Test, or Bible Signs of the Lord's People, by Elder John M. Watson; Short History of the Baptists, by H. C. Vedder; History of the Baptist Church at Hill Cliffe, by James Kenworthy; All the Men of the Bible, by Herbert Lockyer; All of the Women of the Bible, by Edith Deen; Foxe's Book of Martyrs (paperback edition); The Character, Claims, and Practical Workings of Freemasonry, by Rev. C. G. Finney, President of Oberlin College,Ohio, 1869; Mah-Hah-Bone, The Master's Carpet, or Masonry and Baal-Worship Identical, by Edmond Ronayne, Chicago, 1879; Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor, or Guide to the Three Symbolic Degrees of the Ancient York Rite, and to the Degrees of Mark Master, past Master, and Most Excellent Master, and the Royal Arch, by Malcolm C. Duncan, New York; World Conquest through World Government, Procols of the Learned Elders of Zion, by Victor E. Marsden, 1968; Light-Bearers of Darkness, by Inquire Within, 1930 and later reprints; Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, by Nesta H. Webster, 1924; Freemasonry Exposed, by Captain William Morgan, 1827; Freemasonry, an interpration, by Martin L. Wagner, 1912; Occult Theocrasy, by Lady Queenborough (Edith Starr Miller), volume one, 1933 From Meadow Creek to Indian Creek, by Martin Dale Lester; and several CD's of sermons.

Received as a gift to the Library, four record books of South Fork of Walnut Branch Church, Pettis County, Missouri, beginning with the constitution in September 1876, and continuing through part of 1903, with accompanying papers, letters, and documents.

Received as a gift "Backtracking the Wood Tick Trail, a History of Canby and Stapleton, Alabama, by Vivian McCreary Taylor, which includes a brief history of Mount Zion Church of the Antioch Association of the Primitive faith and order.

Received as a gift to the Library the manuscript record book of the Baptist Church at Gilbertsville, New York, from 1839 through 1853, and a published transcript of the same.

Received as a gift to the Library, Bound hardbound book of transcribed Minutes of Bankston Fork Baptist Church, Saline Co., Ill., from the Lycoming Co., Pennsylvania, Genealogy Society.

Received a pamphlet history of the Gulf Coast Church, Biloxi, Mississippi, organized in 1967.

Received as a gift to the Library, a complete set of the Primitive Monitor, volume 44, 1929.

Received as a gift to the Library, Bible Dictionary, by William Smith; Fragments, Autobiography and Writings of Elder Silas H. Durand; The Church of God, by Elder Lee Hanks; Smith's History of the Bible; Hassell's Church History (original edition, 1885); Commentary on the Old Testament, 1822; small collection of association minutes.

Received as a gift to the Library, the following books: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old, by I. Allen Sankey; Triumphant Songs, by S. P. Jones and E. O. Excell; Augsburg Songs No. 2, Lutheran publication society, 1893; Durand and Lester Hymn book, engraved for J. E. Cubbage; Church Hymnal; The Brethren Hymnal, 1901; The Excelsior Hymnal, 1919; Coronation Hymns, by E. O. Excell; The Baptist Hymn Book, 1871; The Baptist Hymn Book, by Gilbert Beebe, 1873.

Received as a gift to the Library, minutes of the New Hope Association of Mississippi, 1908, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1967, 1970-1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1988. Also, Tallahatchie Association, 2015. Received other current minutes recently by mail from some other associations.

Received by mail, as a gift to the Library, a complete set (volumes 1 through 7) of Editorials in the Primitive Baptist, by Elder C. H. Cayce; Principles and Practices of the Church, by Elder J. D. Holder; My Journey, by Arthur Lee Beckett; The Baptists in All Ages, by Elder J. S. Newman.

Received as a gift to the Library, by mail, Gates of Praise (a small hymn book); Locke Amsden, or The Schoolmaster, (a look at schools before 1850); The Martyrs, by M. De Chateaubriand; and Miguella, the triumph of faith, by Sallie Rochester Ford; and other papers.

Received, as a gift to the Library, a copy of the deed of Coal Creek Church, Iola, Kansas, by regular mail, from a long-time friend who lives there.

Received as a gift to the Library, from the author, in person (with some fanfare we are not accustomed to - photographs being taken of the presentation of an autographed copy), "Old Stone Church and New Providence Cemetery"

Received by mail, as a gift to the Library, a two volume set of the typed transcription of Records of the Oakwoods Church, at North Berwick, Maine, 1804-1970.

Received as a gift to the Library, this photo of Harmony "B" Church, Parnell Springs, Bradley Co., Arkansas, no date given.

Received as a gift to the Library, a collection of old reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, association minutes, church minutes, and miscellaneous pamphlets. Includes original handwritten clerk's minutes (in notebooks), of Fellowship Church, Rosedale, Maryland.

Received in pdf format, Vol. 2, No. 9, of Zion's Landmarks, containing Elder Isaac N. Vanmeter's "Seventh Visit to Zion".

Sorting through seven plastic tubs of church material delivered to us last week, from Baltimore, Maryland, to Gettysburg, Pa., while we were there.

Received a folder of letters, membership lists, and papers of the Chicago Primitive Baptist Church, for preservation in the Library.

Received three issues of Zion's Landmarks dated 1914, 1915, and 1931, which we previously lacked, as a gift to the Library, by regular mail

Received, as a gift to the Library, folders and binders of papers, deeds, letters, membership lists, history, and manuscript records of conference meetings of Gulf Coast Primitive Baptist Church, Biloxi, Mississippi.

Received as a gift to the Library, Old School Hymnal edition #6, The Good Old Songs (small size), and two other hymn books, viz., Gospel Hymns, and Unfading Treasures.

Received as a gift to the Library, a copy of a journal by Elder Tophar Pasco (sp?), manuscript records of the Timber Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, Frederick Co., Virginia, 1889-1989, a collection of Signs of the Times, 1863-1865 (incomplete); Misc. issues of Zion's Advocate, 1859-1888, which we previous lacked; issues of The Old Paths by J. B. McInturff, 1893; Old School Church Hymnal No. 4, and No. 6.

Received a small pamphlet, titled "Some of the best", a collection of obituaries of some spiritual brothers and sisters in the state of Maine.

Received a small collection of association minutes as a gift to the Library, by regular mail.

Received as a gift to the Library, for use as needed, a set of beautiful white linen communion tablecloths, and eleven pans used and useable for the feetwashing service. Many thanks.

Received a flash drive with photos, church history, church papers in digital format, etc. in the mail today. 869 items on the flash drive. Will have to examine it more closely later.

Received as a gift to the Library, Cayce's Editorials, Vol. 1, and Life and Travels of Elder William Conrad, 1876 ed., and some pamphlets.

Received by regular mail, as a gift to the Library, the following items: (Books) It Happened in Southern Illinois, by John W. Allen; Baptist History, by J. M. Cramp; Walk About Zion, by Robert L. Webb; The Primitive Baptist Church Directory, 1992; Autobiography of Elder Wilson Thompson; (Minutes) A collection of various Association minutes; (Periodicals) A collection of The Comforter, Baptist Witness, and several others

Received by mail as a gift to the Library, a collection of Association minutes (mostly recent years), and a few issues of a church paper.

Received a digital copy of "A Review of Eld. A. A. Shoultz's pamphlet [Bethlehem Baptist Church, Posey Co., Indiana], from the Indiana State Library.

Received by email, from a descendant of the family, a nine-page "Sketch of the Life and Travels of Elder Andrew Jackson Norton," written by himself.

Obtained online a copy of "A Fac Simile; or, the Religion of New England Pourtrayed: to which is added a Journal of Facts," by James Osbourn, minister of the gospel in the city of Baltimore, 1836. Interesting to note that in his travels he preached at Cheshire and stayed overnight with Elder John Leland.

Downloaded and printed out "Both Sides. Review of Dr. Whitsitt's Question in Baptist HIstory," 1897.

Received as a gift to the Library, a USB drive containing a transcription of records/minutes of Occoquan/Bacon Race/Oak Grove, Quantico, and Beulah churches, all of Prince William County, Virginia

Received a copy of the 1861 deed from James Jones and wife Frances Jones to the Unity Church of Jesus Christ of Regular Predestinarian Baptists, for three acres of land in the SE 1/4 of Sec. 29, T7 R4, south of Campbell Hill, Jackson County, Illinois. A hewed log church, 20' x 20', was erected on this site. Trustees of the church were Daniel Barrow, Peter M. Cluster, and James Barrow. From 1822 until 1861 the church met in homes of members, and various country schools in the vicinity.

Received as a gift to the library, xerox copy of research on Little Cedar and Big Cedar Churches, in Franklin Co., Indiana, including membership lists for Big Cedar.

Received as a gift to the Library, by regular mail, a copy of burial list of Little Zion Cemetery, Mill Shoals Township, Enfield, White County, Illinois. Also received by mail some additional research on churches in the states of Maine and Massachusetts.

Received by email from a researcher, a digital copy of four pages from the Lexington Union newspaper (Mississippi), dated 1840, which contains minutes of the Primitive Baptist Association for that year. The Circular Letter takes the whole front page of this newspaper, and the remainder of the minutes take most of the fourth (last page) of this issue.

Received most recent minutes of the Mississippi River Association (Tennessee), and of the First Primitive Baptist Association of Oklahoma (old-line).

Received as a gift to the library, a history of the Tallapoosa Primitive Baptist Church, Carroll Co., Georgia, organized 1830. We have no knowledge of the current standing or recent history or affiliations of this church.

Received as a gift to the library, from a researcher, a sketch history of Sandy Creek Church, Morgan County, Illinois, which was organized in 1825.

Received as a gift to the Library, the record book of the Springfield Primitive Baptist Church, 1926-1978, from a friend, who also attended our worship services in Springfield yesterday.

Received as a gift to the Library, copies from "Personal Recollections: a Contribution to Baptist History and Biography, by Joseph Ricker, chapter 5, the Early Baptist Ministers of Maine..

Received as a gift to the Library, a copy of the Lebanon Rustic - Republican, dated May 19, 1966, which contains an article titled "Primitive Baptist Church Holding Regular Meetings." It contains an historical account of Pisgah Church, near Grovespring, Missouri, organized in 1841 under the name Osage Fork Church.

Received as a gift to the Library, some photos, and a copy of the Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book by Elder John R. Daily, which my grandfather and grandmother Webb gave to my Aunt Doris (their oldest child) in September 1930, which is when she joined the church. The note says "Elder Claud E. Webb. From Mom and Daddy to Our dear little daughter Doris." Very special to me, as my Aunt Doris was one of the best people I have ever known, as were my grandparents.

Received as a gift to the Library, a collection of Primitive Monitor, Gospel Witness, and Advocate & Messenger; History of the Muddy River Association 1820-1970; and a collection of Association minutes mostly from Indiana and Illinois. Also about a dozen cassette tapes of sermons.

Big Creek Church, in Cynthiana, Posey Co., Indiana, organized in 1808. Member of Salem Association of Indiana. .Elders Joel Hume and Lemuel Potter were pastors here. Photo from a postcard, received as a gift to our Library.

Received by regular mail, microfilm (two reels) of Zion's Advocate, Front Royal, Virginia, Elder John Clark, editor, 1854-1883.

Received Zion's Advocate, three volumes, 1855, 1860, and 1861, by regular mail, today, through inter-library loan from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Entered obituaries into our all-year index for 1855 and 1860. Found several items of interest in our research. We are very grateful for their willingness to share and cooperate with us.

Received by request, in two parts (as pdf files), "Customs of primitive churches," by Morgan Edwards, at one time pastor of the Baptist Church in Philadelphia, 117 pp., 1768. (This book is difficult to read, illegible in many places.)

Received the commemorative plate in honor of Brushy Fork Church from a descendant of one of the former members.

Received as a gift, subscription to the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society.

Received, by regular mail, as a gift to the Library, three issues of the Primitive Monitor dated 1906 and 1907, and minutes of the Miami Association of Ohio, 1891, 1898, 1901, 1903, 1905, and of Lebanon Association of Indiana, 1896

Received in digital format, the Herald of Truth, edited by Elder T. S. Dalton, at Union City, Tennessee. Printed them all out, and put in a file for reference and research.

Received as a gift, several photos of several churches and preachers in Virginia and North Carolina (the oldest dating back to 1758).

Received these photos this evening, as a gift to the library. Elder S. F. Cayce, his son Elder Claudis H. Cayce, and a photo of the Minida Normal College in Palmersville, Weakley County, Tennessee

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