Church and Family History Research Assistance
for Nelson County, Kentucky

CHURCHES:

CEDAR CREEK (BARDSTOWN)(1781)

Cedar Creek Church was organized July 4, 1781. It was the second Baptist Church organized in what is now the state of Kentucky. Elder Joseph Barnett was the pastor in 1785, when the church joined with three others to organize the Salem Association. The second pastor was Elder Joshua Morris.

COX'S CREEK (BARDSTOWN)(1785)

Cox's Creek Church was organized on April 17, 1785, by Elders William Taylor, John Whitaker, and Joseph Barnett. Sixteen members, including Elder Taylor and his wife, were in the constitution. By the end of October 1785, when messengers from this church met with others to organize the Salem Association, the membership had increased to 26. Elder William Taylor was the first pastor; he was followed by his son, Elder Isaac Taylor.

SIMPSON'S CREEK

ROLLING FORK (1788)

Rolling Fork Church was organized in the southern part of Nelson County in 1788, by Elder Joshua Carman (an emancipationist) and united with the Salem Association the same year, reporting seventeen members in fellowship. Elder Carman was the first pastor; he was followed by Elder William Downs.

MILL CREEK (1793)

Mill Creek Church was organized on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in December, 1793 by Elder William Taylor. The charter members were: John Batsel, Joseph Suttle, William Kendrick, Henry Cotton, Thomas Ellison, Thomas Halbert, Sarah Halbert, Judith Briggs, and Hannah McCarty.

MT. MORIAH (DRENNON'S LICK) (1793)

LITTLE FLOCK

LICK CREEK

WEST FORK OF COX'S CREEK



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