Primitive Baptist Church and Family History Research Assistance
for Marshall County, Kentucky

CHURCHES:

SOLDIER CREEK (BENTON)(1820)

Soldier Creek Church, which was originally Clark's River, was constituted May 13, 1820, at the home of William Owens (on Soldier Creek) with twelve members, viz., Leonard Kayler, William Baker, Selah Baker, Abraham Copeland, Sally Copeland, Mary Smith, Parker Harrell, Deliah Harrell, Anna Baland, Gabriel Washburn, Martha Henson and Henry Darnall. The presbytery was composed of Elders Fielding Wolfe, Henry Darnall and an Elder Payne.

Soldier Creek Church was, perhaps, the oldest church in Kentucky west of the Tennessee River. When it was organized the State Legislature gave it eight acres of land, on which is located one of the oldest and largest graveyards in the County. In 1830 the Church received a deed to the land signed by Governor Metcalf. Hugh Gilbert was the first pastor of the Church. The first meeting house was built of logs and for a long time had no floors.

SURNAMES OF MEMBERS:

Adams, Baker, Baland, Bell, Bowden, Chester, Copeland, Craft, Creason, Darnall, Free, Hamilton, Harrell, Henson, Kayler, Locke, Lyles, Mathis, Rudd, Smith, Vaughn, Washburn, Wiley (very incomplete list due to records not being located).

ORIGINAL MT. MORIAH (BENTON)

Original Mt. Moriah Church, on Mt. Moriah Road, west of Calvert City, was organized in 1844 under the leadership of Elder Isaiah King, who served as pastor for the first seven years of the church's history. The church met at first in a small log cabin. Later pastors have included Elders Thomas Harrison, J. N. Wallace, E. M. Brashear, J. D. Shain, R. N. Grave, Gordon Hearon, and Arlie Larimer, the present pastor. A frame building replaced the log structure in 1871, and another frame building was built in 1906. The present meeting house is a brick structure.

SURNAMES OF MEMBERS:

ROUGH CREEK

SURNAMES OF MEMBERS:

MIDDLE FORK

UNION




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