Jones Chapel Methodist Church



Jones Chapel Methodist Church Records
1866-1880 Minutes
1882-1914 Register
(Church located on Hwy 29 Danielsville, Madison County, GA In possession of: Rev. Harvey F. Smith, Pastor)

First Church Meeting held at Jones Chapel October 6th 1866

1st - Are there any reports from the Preacher in charge
Ans - the preacher has don there work Faithfully

2nd - Has the Clasleader any report
Ans - No Clas meeting since the last meeting

3rd - Has the Superintendant of Sabbath School any report
Ans - No Sabbath School Since last meeting

4th - Has the Stewards any report
Ans - No Report

5th - What is doing for the relief of the Poor of the Church
Ans - Posponed until next meeting

6th - Is the church here doing its duty for the cause of Missionaries and other church enterprises and for the Collection of orde by the Anual Conference
Ans. No Missionary Collections taken up this year but a conference collection will be taken up.

7th - Is the literature of the Church Circulated as read
Ans - To some extent

8th - Can the Church extend its work by establishing additional Prayer Meetings Sabbath Schools or any other way.
Ans - We can

9th - Can anything more be done to strengthen and build up the churh in the Community and to advance the cause of Christ Ans - We recommend that the members of the church assemble in the church before preach each day for the purpose of singing and meditating

10th When shall the next church meeting be held
Ans - First Saturday in January 1867

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Church Meeting Oppened in Session at Jones Chapel January 26th 1867

First Elected Bro S. H. Ware as Secretary for the year 1867

1st - Are there any reports
Ans - None

2nd - What is doing for the poor of the church
Ans - Appointed Bros Sorrells, Sanders, McEver & Deen as a Committee to report cases of need in the Church

3rd - Is there any miscellaneous business
Ans - None

Meeting then closed with Prayer
S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching Feb 23rd 1867

Called the roll & red the minutes and approved them

1st - Are there any reports since last Meeting
Ans - None

4th - Has the Class leaders any reports Ans - None

5th - Has the Stewards any reports Ans None

6th - What is doing for the poor of the Church Ans No report

7th - Is the literature of the church circulated and read
Ans - To some extent

8th - Can the church extend its work by establishing addition prayer meeting Sundahy Schools or in any other way
Ans - We agree to establish additional prayer meetings

9th - Is there any miscellaneous business
Appointed Bros James E. Sanders Clasleader

Meeting then closed by prayer

S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching April 6th 1867

Red the minutes and approved them

1st - Are there any report
Clasleader reports that Bros James Daniel & McEver are in the habit of drinking ardent spirits to excess. Appointed a committee of Bros Sorrels, Deen & Ware to inform them of the charges & report next meeting

2nd - Can the church extend its work by establishing additional prayer meetings & appointed Bro Sorrels Superintendent of the Sabbath School at Farmers Academy

3rd - Are there any miscellaneous busines
Ans None

Meeting then closed by prayer
S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching May 4th 1867.

Red the minutes and approve those.

1st - Has the Preacher in charge any report.
Ans - He has made one appointment at Mount Zion & hopes & believes good may be accomplished there.

2nd - Has the Clasleader any report.
Ans None

3rd - Has the Stewards any report.
Ans None

4th - Can the church extend its work by establishing additional prayer meeting
Ans We have commenced two Sabbath Schools.

5th - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Received the report in reference to Bros Daniel & McEver & the church forgave them and agrees to bare with them longer.
Then nominated Bros C. L. Sorrells & S. H. Ware as delegates to the District meeting to be held at and Bro N. T. Sanders as alternate.
Then granted Bro Richard L. Gholston a letter

Meeting then closed by prayer.
S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting opened at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching July the 6th 1867

Red the minits of last meeting and approved them. Then ordered by the church that the Committee appointed to see Bros Daniel and McEver notify them that the church will hear there cases next meeting and will decide on them & that they are requested to attend.

1st - Has the preacher in charge any report
Ans - No report

2nd - Has the Clasleader any report
Ans - None

3rd - Has the Superintendant of Sabbath School any report
Ans - None

4th - Has the Stewards any report
Paid one dollar & fifty cents to Quart Conference

5th - What is doing for the poor of the church
Ans - Nothing

6th - Can anything more be done to strengthen and build up the church & be done
Ans - We promise to do all we can to increase our number church

7th - Are there any miscellaneous busines
Ans - None

Meeting closed by prayer
S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting open in Session at Jones Chappel immediately after preaching Aug 31/67

Called the roll red and approved the minits of last meeting

The case of Bro James Daniel was taken up and after confession by Bro Daniel and due consideration the church agreed to forgave him.

The case of Bro Joseph McEver was continued to next Meeting

Meeting then closed with benediction.

S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting met in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching January 4th 1868

Red the minits of last meeting and approved them.

The case of Bro Joseph McEver was then taken up and the church upon motion expelled him.

1st - Is there any report from the preacher in charge
Ans None

2nd - Has the Clasleader any report
Bro C. L. Sorrell the Leader reports that several of the members has been engaged in dancing. Appointed Bro N. T. Sanders, Deen and S. H. Ware as a Committee to talk to them. Leader al reports that some of the members has been drinking Spirituo Liquors to excess. Committee appointed to talk to them Bro C. L. Sorrells & J. E. Sanders

3rd - Has the Stewards any report
Ans None

4th - Is there any miscellaneous business
Elected Bro S. H. Ware Secretary for the year 1868 & appoint Sisters S. H. Scott and Narcisa Daniel as a committe to solicit subscriptions for the Southern Christian Advocate.

Meeting then adjourned with benediction.

S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting met in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after Preaching May 2nd 1868

Red the minits of last meeting and approved them.

1st - Has the Preacher in charge any report
Reports that Bro Moses Brooks Colored request that his membership be removed to Bole Springs Church and that we recommend him to quarterly Conference for License to Exhort

2nd - Has the Clasleader any report
Reports that Bro Ephraim L Bond request that his name be drop from the Church. Appointed Bros Sorrells & Deen, Committee to talk to him and report next meeting.

3rd - Has the Stewards any report
Ans None

4th - What is doing for the Poor of the Church
No Report

5th - Is the church here doing its duty for the cause of missions and other church Enterprises
Ans No Collections

6th - Is the literature of the church circulated and read
Ans - To some Extent

7th - Can the church extend its work by establishing additional prayer meetings, Sabbath Schools or in any other way
Ans - No Report

8th - Is there any miscellaneous business
the Church recommends the transfer of Bro Moses Brooks Color to Bole Springs church but refused to recommend him to Quar Conference for license to Exhort

Meeting then closed with benediction.

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Church Meeting Met in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching July 4th 1868

Call the roll & red the minits and approved them.

1st - Are there any reports from the Preacher since last meeting
Ans - None

2nd - Was the Clasleader any report
Ans - None

3rd - Was the Stewards any report
Ans Collected and paid to Quar Conference Seven Dollars

4th - What is doing for the relief of the Poor of the church
Nothing been done

5th - Is the church here doing its duty for the cause of Missions & O
ans - Collected for domestic Missions.

6th - Is the literature of the Church Circulated and read
ans - To Some Extent

7th - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Appointed Bro Sorrels Delegate & J. B. Bond alternate to District Meeting

Meeting then closed with benediction.

S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting Met in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching Sept 5th 1868

Read the minits and approved them.

1st - Are there any reports from the Preacher in charge
Ans - None

2nd - Was the Clasleader any report
Reports that Bro Ware has been drinking ardent spirits to excess & Bro Deen has been using profane language. After due acknowledgement they was both forgiven

3rd - Has the Stewards any report
Ans - None

4th - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Ans - None

Meeting then closed with benediction.

S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting Opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching May 1st 1869

Read the minits and approved them.

1st - Are there any reports first from the Preacher in charge
Ans - None
Second from the Clasleaders
Ans - None
Third from the Stewards
Ans - None

2nd - What is the doing for the relief of the Poor of the Church
Ans - Nothing being done

3rd - Is the literature of the church circulated and read
Ans - To some extent

4th - Can the church extend its work by addition prayer meeting Sunday School or in any other way
Ans - It can

5th - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Ans - None

Meeting closed with benediction

Wm T Norman P.I.C.
S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting Opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching July 3rd 1869

1st - Are there any reports from the Preacher in charge
Ans - None

2nd - Has the Clasleader any report
Ans - None

3rd - Has the Stewards any report
Ans - None

4th - Is the literature of the Church Circulated and read
ans - To Some Extent

5th - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Appointed Bro H. T. Sanders delegate to the District Meeting & Bro James B. Bond alternate.

Meeting Closed with benedictions. Received a letter of Sister Ward.

Wm T Norman P.I.C.
S. H. Ware Sect

I hereby certify that Sister's Martha Ward and Sultana S. Ward have been acceptable members of the M. E. Church South at Salem Church Watkinsville Ct Nort Ga Conf.
May 31th 1869
R G. Harwell P.C.

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Church Meeting Opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching Sept 4th 1869

Red the minits of the last meeting and approved them.

1st - Is there any reports from the Preacher in charge
Ans - None

2nd - Has the Clasleader any report
Ans - None

3rd - Has the Superintendants of Sabbath Schools any report
Ans - None

4th - Has the Clasleaders any report
Answer paid for the support of the Ministry 3rd Quarter Fifteen Dollars

5th - What is doing for the relief of the poor of the church
Ans - No Report

6th - Is the literature of the Church Circulated and read
ans - To Some Extent

7th - Can the Church extend its work by establishing additional Prayer Meetings Sabbath Schools or any other way.
Ans - We can

8th - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Appointed committee to revise the Roll

Meeting Closed with benediction

Wm T. Norman P.I.C.
S. H. Ware Secry

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching Nov 6th 1869

Redd the minutes of the last meeting and approved them.

1st - Is there any miscellaneous business
The case of Elizabeth Jordan charged with the sin of Fornication was taken up. She found guilty by the church and expelled.

Meeting closed with benediction

Wm T Norman P.I.C.
S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching Apr 2nd 1870

1st - Called the roll

2nd - Elected S. H. Ware Secty for the year 1870

3rd - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Appointed Bros Mashburn & Deen to write the obituary of Sist Elizabeth Deen deceased

Meeting closed with benediction

J. H. Mashburn P.I.C.

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching Jul 2nd 1870

1st - Is there a written report from the preacher in charge

2nd - Has the clas leaders any report
Ans - None

3rd - Has the Superintendants of S Schools any report
Ans - none

4th - Has the Stewards any report
Ans - None

5th - What is doing for the poor of the church
Ans - No report

6th - Is the Literature of the church circulated and read
Ans - To some extent

7th - Can the church extend its work by additional prayer meeting S Schools or in any other way
Ans - We can

8th - Is there any miscellaneous busines
Appointed Br. H. T. Sanders as a deligate to the District Meeting

Meeting closed with benediction

J. H. Mashburn P.I.C.
S. H. Ware Secty

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Church Meeting opened in Session immediately after preaching at Jones Chapel Feb 4th 1871

Prayer by Bro J. H. Mashburn P.I.C

1st - Elected S. H. Ware as Secretary for the year 1871

2nd - Has the preacher in charge any report
Ans - none

3rd - Has the Classleaders any report None

4th - Has the superintendants of Sabbath schools any report
none

5th - What is doing for the relief of the poor of the church
Ans - nothing has been done so far

6th - Is the Literature of the church circulated and read
Ans - to some extent

7th - Can the church Extend its work by additional prayer meeting Sunday Schools or in any other way
ans - we can

8th - Is there any miscellaneous business
none

Meeting closed by prayer
J. H. Mashburn P.O.C

S. H. Ware Sec

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Church Meeting opened in Session immediately after preaching at Jones Chapel May 4th 1872

Elected S. H. Ware Secretary for the present year.

1st Question Is there any report from the Preacher in charge
Ans That through the inclemancy of the weather and afflectio he has done but little in this Settlement

2nd Quest Has the Leaders any report
Ans Brother Ware sends a note by C. L. Sorrells confessing his faults & request that the church forgive which was granted.

3rd Quest Has the Steward any report
Ans None

4th Quest What is the church doing for the relief of the poor of the church
Ans nothing

5th Quest - Is the Literature of the church circulated and read
Ans To a limited extent

6th Quest Is there any miscellaneous business
The names of the Trustees of Jones Chapel were request to be incerted in the minits
Names of Trustees Brothers- H. T. Sanders, C. L. Sorrell, S. H. Ware, James E. Sanders & James M. Deen Elected Bros Wm McGarity & Alfred Sartin additional Clas Leaders

Meeting Closed with benediction

Wm T Norman P. C.
C. L. Sorrells Sec Protem
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Church Meeting opened in Session immediately after preaching at Jones Chapel Aug 30th 1872

1st Question. Are ther any report from the preacher in charge.
Ans Churches generally in a healthy condition

2nd Quest - Has the Clas Leaders any report
Ans None

3rd Quest - Has the Superintendants of Sunday Schools any report
Ans The schools are declining.

4th Quest Has the Stewards any report
Ans none

5th Quest - What is doing for the poor of the church
Ans Nothing

6th Quest Is the church doing its duty for the cause of Missions a other benevolent enterprises of the church
Ans The church is doing its duty

7th Quest Is the Literature of the church circulated and read
Ans To some extent

8th Quest Can anything more be done for the church by additional prayer meetings Sunday Schools or in any other way
Ans We can and will to do more

9th Quest Is ther any misselanious business
Ans Elected Bro C. L. Sorrells as Deligate to District Meeting & Bro James M. Deen Alternate.
Appointed as Committee to revis the Clas Book Bros Alfred Sartin & Nathan C. Bond, James M. Deen, Hardy T. Sanders, Charles L. Sorrells & Harrison Canidy.

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Letters Received for Membership

Carnesvill Circuit January 1st 1872 This certifies that Asa B. Canidy is acceptible member of M. E. Church South
J. H. H Washburn P.C.

This is to certify that Sarah Hossey has been an acceptible member of the M. E. Church South at Fellowship Franklin Springs Mission North GA conference Aug 4th 1872
D. C. Oliver P. C.

The barer here of Wm Magarity and Family has been acceptibel Members of the M. E. Church South at Fellowship Franklin Springs Mission North Ga conference April 4th 1872
D. C. Oliver P.C.

The barer here of Sarah Stone has been an acceptible member of the M. E church South at Fellowship church Franklin Springs Mission No Ga Con
D. C. Oliver P.C.

1872 Church met in conference at Jones Chapel Nov 3rd 5 oclock P.M.
C. L. Sorrells appoiknt Sec protem conference opened by prayer by W. F. Narmon P.C. The roll was called and revised Brothers H. T. Sanders, Harmon Canidy, and William Magarity were appointed as a committy to see brothers S. Hand and A. I. Ware and others an the charges of intemperance if there be any W. T. Narmon P.
C. L. Sorrells Sect protem

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Church met in conference at Jones Chapel Nov the 16th 1872
C. L. Sorrells appointed Sec protem Conference opened by Prayer by W. T. Normon P.C. the case of Brother Asa I. Ware on charge of intoxication was called and he was excused Brother S. H. Ware was supspended for Six months Bro Phelps and Bro Sarrow was also excused all for the above offence
W T. Norman P.C.
C. L. Sorrells Sec protem

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching Saturday 5th July 1873

1st Report of Bro Britton Sanders Peaacher in Charge 3 remov letter. Sintha P. Bond and her two daughters. 2 Receiv transfer I. M. and Mary A. C. Fowler Received for parsonage $13.50

2nd Report from the Class Leaders
no class meeting

3rd Report from Sabbath School
the Sabbath School is doing well

4th Report from the Stewards there has been $17.00 trans in as quarterage.

1st What is doing for the relief of the poor of the church
a committy has been appointed to investigat that matter Brothers James Deen, Alfred Sartin and Harmon Canity

2nd What is doing for the cause of missions
Ans received $5.15

3rd Is the literature of the church circulated and read
Ans in part
Is there any missellaneous busines
ther was a Standing Committy appointed to investigate charges James B. Bond William Magarity and C. L. Sorrells
B. Sanders Preacher in Charge
C. L. Sorrells Sec

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1873 Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after preaching September 6th 1873. the Preacher in charge reported three applicants for church membership.

2 Report from Class leaders.
No Class Meetings

3 Report from Sabbath School is doing moderately well
Report From Stewards received and paid over last quarter 9.00
What is doing for the relief of the poor.
a small amount paid to assist Brother Hews.
Is there any missellaneous business,
the standing committy was requested to See Bros Tandy W. Fitts, B. H. Sorrells, S. H. Ware and Thomas Phelps and report at our next Church Conference to be held in November. Brother Alfred Sartin and C. L. Sorrells were released as Class Leaders and Brother James M. Deen and J. M. Fowler appointed in their place after which Conference closed with the Benediction by the Preacher in Charge
Britton Sanders P.C.
C. L. Sorrells

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Church meeting opened in Session immediately after preadhing at Jones Chapel May 30th 1874

1st Question Are there any reports from the preacher in charge
Ans 3 transferred

2nd Question has the Class Leaders any report
Ans none

3rd has the Stewards any report
Ans Rec last Quarter $7.75

4th Is there any report from Sabbath School
Ans Sabbath School is held in Deen Acadamy and is doing well

Is the Literature of our Church Circulated and read
Ans to Some extent

What is doing for Missions
Ans Recd $3.25

What is doing for the poor
Ans nothing

Is there any missellaneous busines meeting
Ans Bro Asa J. Ware was appointed to District Brother S. H. Ware Suspension continued until next meeting

B. Sander P in charge
C. L. Sorrels Sec.

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Church Meeting opened in Session immediately after preaching at Jones Chapel September 9th 1874

Question 1st Are there any report from the Preacher in Charge
Ans 4 received since last church meeing and 2 transfered

2nd Question Has Class leaders any report
Ans None

3rd Question Has the Steward any report
Ans None

Is there any report from Sabbath School
Ans Sabbath School gone into winter quarters

Is there any Misselaneous business
Ans There was a special Committee Appointed to investigate charges James B. Bond Chairmon James H. Mcewen & C. L. Sorrells

B. Sander P.C
C. L. Sorrells Secty

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The Church met in Conference at Jones Chapel October the 3rd 1874

Question 1st Is there any report from the Preacher in charge
Ans None

Question 2 Has the Class leaders any report
Ans None

Question 3rd Has the Stewards any report
Ans None

Is there any Missellaneous busines
Ans None

B. Sander P.C.
C. L. Sorrels Secty

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Church Meeting opened in Session at Jones Chapel April 4th 1875

Qr 1 Is there any report from the Preacher in Charge
Ans the church is not in a prosperous condition

Qr 2 Has the Class leaders any report
Ans none

Qr 3 Has the Steward any report
Ans Received 4 Dollars Quarterage for first Qr.

Qr 4 Has the Committy any report
Ans None

Qr 5 Has there been any collections for Missionary purposes
Ans none

Qr 6 Is there any Missellaneous business
Ans None

C. L. Sorrells Sec B. Sanders P.C.

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Church meetind opened in Session at Jones Chapel immediately after Preaching October 2nd 1875

1st Called the roll
Has the Preacher in charge any report
Four received into the church to wit Mary E. Cartledge, Mary C. Tiner, Albany L. Tiner and Adaline K. Deen. Removed by letter one Mary E. Cartledge The Sacrament of the Lords Supper has beeen administered twice Since our last church meeting

2 Is there any Reprot from the Sunday School
ans No report

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Church Conference met at Jones Chapel on friday the 4 March 1876

1 Report from preacher in charge
As He is doing the best he can

2 From Classleader
Ans no none

3 From Stewards
Ans none

4 Is the church doing its duty for the cause of Missions
Ans Nothing done yet

5 Can the church extend its work by establishing additional prayer meeting or in any other way
Ans we have a prayer meeting

6Is thate any miscellaneous business
Ans Tandy W. Fitts acknowledgement received and forgiven James O. Daniel Expelled for seling Spiritious liqours Harman C. Canidy expelled for Drinking to intoxication and using profane language.
Committy appointed to revise Class Book William Megarity, Charles L. Sorrels, A J Ware
Conference Closed
J. W. G. Watkins P.I.C
A. J. Ware Secty

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Church Meeting opened in Session Jones Chapel immediately after Service May the 12 1877

1 Report from Preacher
Ans none
Report from Class Leader
Ans none
Report from Stewards
Ans none
Is there any ------Illegible----------------
Ans Elected Brother James M. Deen delegate to District Meeting A. J. Ware Alternate

Conference Closed in Prayer

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A. J. Ware Secty

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First church conference held at Jones Chapel church opened immediately after preaching March 8 Rev. D. F. Rutherfford Preacher in Charge

1st Called the roll

2nd Report from Preacher in charge Filled all of appointments except two

3rd Class Leaders any report
ans no report

4th What is being done for Sabbath School
No Report

5th Report Stewards paid five dollars and fifty five cts 5.55 the first quarter

6th Miscellaneous business

D. F. Rutherford P.C.
H. A. McEwen Sect

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First church conference held at Jones Chapel for 1878 was held Saturday _ C.A. Mitchell preacher presiding E. E. Stone being next Secretary.

1st. Called the roll and read the minutes and approved them.

2nd. Has the class leader any reports
Ans. Below in the miscellaneous fund

3rd. Any report from Sunday School
Ans. None

4th. Any report from the stewards $ 3.00 ? Collected as guarding as fell on Charles L Sorrells $ 2.00 and James M. Deen $ 1.00.

5th Miscelleanous business. One of the class leaders reported that there is a difficulty existing between Sarah E. Deen of the one part and James M. Deen and Prudence [Beard] Deen of the other part, such as to demand an investigation. Where upon the preacher in charge appointed William A. Stone, William Megarety and David G. Breckinridge as a committee of investigation with instructions to report at the next meeting.

6th. Minutes read an approved, meeting closed with prayer.