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Biography

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Records of the First Baptist Society predating the church organization have not been located. Gaps exist in the church records from March to October 1844, thus omitting references to the schism which tore the church apart when the minister began to preach second adventism, and between volume I and volume II (February 24, 1850-July 31, 1853). Issues of central importance to this congregation were church finances, slavery, temperance, and church discipline. Members who enrolled during meetings are listed, but little else is mentioned about the revivals.