Church and Family History Research Assistance
for Primitive Baptist Churches in Craig County, Oklahoma



Prairie Valley Church, in Indian Territory, was listed as a member of the Elk River Association of Kansas, in the minutes of 1899. Later, this church became a member of the Center Creek Association of Missouri and Oklahoma. This church was organized through the labors of Elder O. E. Odell, who served as pastor for many years until his death. Elder Odell was ordained to the ministry at this church on December 10, 1898, and Bro. G. A. Carpenter was ordained as a deacon the same day.

Elder Bryant Cash (1867-1944) moved from Chariton County, Missouri, to the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, in October 1897, and hearing of this church, united with it in March 1901. He soon commenced talking in public, and was licensed by the church in 1903, and ordained in December 1907, by a presbytery composed of Elders J. M. Biddy, J. J. Christian, F. M. Wisdom, O. E. Odell, and Deacon G. A. Carpenter.


Allen, Carger, Cash, Chaney, Christian, Douthit, James, Miller, Odell, Vancleave, Wattenberger, Weaver (very incomplete list due to loss of records).

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