Friday, July 30, 2010

Bethlehem Records 1865 continued.

p. 22 June 1865. . . The case of Mr. Joseph Brown charge dancing---he being present acknowledged the charge and expressed sorrow for the act and desire to remain in the the church and he was restored in full fellowship. The case of Sister Martha Evans charge dancing. She being present, she acknowledged the charge and also requested to be excluded from the fellowship of the church which was done. The business of calling the delinquent members would [be taken care of by] a committee: Robert Wilson, Joseph Brown, Lewis Partney, Lucinda Willey, Lucinda [Graham] Pounds and Catherine Frost.
July 1865. . .Brother Deacon L.H.Lee called as moderator. . .Brother R. Wilson reported as having cited Brother L. Cavet to attend church and obtained information with regards to Brother M. McDaniel the case of Bro. Couch continued to next meeting. Case of Bro. M. McDaniel discussed he being though hardly in his right mind. . .Bro. J. Brown reported as having cited Brothers Willy Scaggs, Michael Brinley, Noah Studard Jr, and S. Williams and Sister Sarah Scaggs. . .next meeting case of J.S.Manion [John Samuel Manion husband of Susan Graham] continued to next meeting. The changes to all of the above cases being habitual non-attendance. . .
August 1865. . .The case of Noah Studard taken up. He was excluded from the fellowship of the church for non-attendance and by request the other cases referred to the next meeting. . .Letter to the Association. . .appointed as delegates El. William McKee and Brother [I am not sure which of three James Pounds this could be since they all had connections to this church] and James Pounds Robert Wilson.

September 1865. . .The Church unanimously chose Elder James Cape as pastor for the next year. . .
Oct. 1865. . .James Cape pastor. . .Deacon John P. Lollar was appointed clerk pro tem.

Nothing really happened at the other meetings: James Cape pastor; C.E. Frost clerk.

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