Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fellowship Church, in Tour of Purifoy

Next day Bro, Warren conveyed me to Fellowship. Fellowship Church was constituted Feb. 26, 1837, by the presbytery composed of Elder Helm Roberson and Deacon William Powell. Their first pastor was J. G. Eden, the next was J. Harlen, then R. W. Carlisle, then E. J. Wilson, (now excluded from the Primitive Baptist Church) then Benj. Jowers, then J. J. Cleveland and A. J. Whitten. The last two named have been serving the church since 1874. Total membership, as reported; to last Association, is thirty-five; present clerk is A. F. Whitten; regular, meeting time, 4th Sundays; yearly meetings, 4th Sunday in July; post-office, Alexander City, Tallapoosa county, Ala. (pp. 403-404)

On looking over the notes of my tour I fine (sic) that Pleasant Hill Church, of the Wetumpka Association, was constituted Sept. 28, 1878, with five members, by Elders. J. J. Cleveland, A. J. Whitten, J. H. Shirley and R. W. Carlisle. J. L. Lambert was their first pastor; R. Y. Williams their first and present deacon; and B. D. Towns their first and present clerk. They have no pastor now. (p. 408)

From “A Recent Tour of Elder Purifoy,” by J. H. Purifoy, The Gospel Messenger, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 1889, pp. 402-408

[Note: The Fellowship Church was in the Hillabee Association in 1889.]

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A Souvenir of Ministers of the Primitive Baptist Church
Lemuel Potter, 1895

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