Creator: Sawyers Creek Baptist Church records, 1815-1937.
Collection number: 3724
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Abstract: Sawyers Creek Baptist Church, Camden County, N.C., founded ca. 1790, was affiliated with the Chowan Association and later with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the Southern Baptist Convention. Primarily minutes of church conferences held every month in the early years and quarterly in later years, with special called meetings as needed. The minutes record transactions of church business and finance; matters relating to the admission, discipline, expulsion, or removal of members; the calling of pastors and the election of church officials; the care of church property; and relations with other Baptist churches. Also included are lists of members with indications of gender and race, lists of contributions, and the church covenant and rules of decorum.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: The collection also contains membership lists, which note African-American male and female members of the church. Microfilm only.