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Salem Church was organized on June 22, 1805. The presbytery which organized the church was composed of Elders Daniel Brown, Abel Teague, and William Buckley. Spencer, in his History of the Kentucky Baptists, says there were seventeen charter members, but he adds, "according to tradition." Early members included the following, viz., Stephen Stilley, Fredric Fulkerson, Henry Cochran, John Phelps, Martin Grinder, Matthew Sellers, Adam Sharp, Harry (a black man), Elizabeth Going, Gallant Going, Aaron Going, Punch (a black man), Peter (a black man), Sarah Lamkins, Elizabeth Terry, Lucy (a black woman), Polly Smith, Sallie Hodge, Peggy Ray, Patsy Going, Elizabeth Watson, Sally Padon, Elizabeth Rutter, Sallie Champion, Darkis Smith, Elizabeth Whitten, Margret Sparks, Polly Rutter, Reuben Going, Elisha Flanary, John Pickens, George Flinn, Amos Watson, Jonathan Joiner, Thomas Terry, James Rutter, Willis Champion Sr., Lewis Barlow, Robert Smith, Matthew Sparks, Charles (a black man), Nancy Cochran, Phoebe Cochran, Dicey Proctor, Jane Rounceville, Henrietta Russell, Jane Manning, Hanah (a black woman), Dicey (a yellow woman), Rachel Fletcher, Elizabeth Joiner, Nancy Terry, Sally Barlow, Minty Dillard, Grace Colomanns, and Elizabeth Champion.

Salem Church first became a member of the Red River Association, and later of the Little River Association. Elder Abel Teague was an early pastor of the church. In 1833, when the Little River Association divided over the introduction of the mission system, this church went with those who favored the new mission system.


Union Church united with the Little River Association in 1820. Early members included Elders William Buckley and Abel Teague, and Bro. John Terry.


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