Primitive Baptist Church and Family History Research Assistance for Carroll County, Arkansas



Crooked Creek Church was organized July 3, 1834, by Elder Samuel Bristow, who moved to this area from Morgan County, Illinois. In June 1816, Elder Bristow was a charter member of Little Pigeon Creek Church in southern Indiana, where Thomas and Sarah Lincoln Grigsby (Abraham Lincoln's father and sister) were members. Elder Young Lamar, of that church, also later moved to Arkansas and joined Middle Fork (West Fork) Church in Washington County.

Crooked Creek Church was organized before the division over missions took place in Arkansas, and stood against the modern mission system when it was introduced. (We believe some are mistaken who have presented the idea that this church was organized as a missionary Baptist church and later went over to the Primitive Baptists. The original principles of this church coincide with the beliefs of the Primitive Baptists, and its founder was a Primitive Baptist.)

For more history of this church, see Boone County.

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