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Edenton Methodist Episcopal Church record book, 1804-1863.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Edenton Methodist Episcopal Church.
Collection number: 3075-z
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Abstract: Volume with three parts: a merchandise ledger, 1804-1806; church records, 1815-1853 and 1863; and commonplace entries, undated. The bulk of the volume consists of the records of Edenton Methodist Episcopal Church, including minutes of quarterly, steward, and other meetings; records of membership, births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; lists of ministers and other officials; and a running history of the church, whose membership apparently included whites and both slaves and free blacks. Church officials mentioned included Enoch Jones and Bernard Overton.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The record book of the church includes a history of the church, which includes discussion of enslaved and free black members. Microfilm only.

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