Slaves (and owners)
named in the minutes of the Philadelphia Baptist Church,
Tunnel Springs, Al
The following information is found in the minutes of the "Philadelphia Baptist Church,
Tunnel Springs, Ala, 1840 - 1899" (Monroe County, AL)
Obtained from the Alabama Department of Archives and History 10/2010. (142 pages)
by Kathy Leverett. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few notes: Most of these folks were mentioned in the minutes when they became
members of the church. If I came across names more than once - I included the reasons.
You'll also see that the deaths of four slaves were recorded. I transcribed the names and
words as spelled. Some pages are too light or smudged... and are hard to read. Also,
after the war - many "coloreds" joined and/or left the church. Those members are
included in this list. I hope this information is of use to someone!
June 27, 1840
Ruben - property of A. Godbold
Nov 27, 1841
Phill and wife Rachel - belonging to J. H. Daily
Winny - belonging to W. Robeson
June 25, 1842
Peter and his wife Mary Ann - property of D. A. Ranaldson
Aug 27, 1842
Phillip, Charles, Peter and Moriah - belonging to Joseph Nettles
Henry - belonging to John Fox
Sept 25, 1842
"We here record the death of our coulerd Sister Maryan belonging to D. A. Ranaldson"
October 22 1842
Ned - belonging to William Robeson
January 21, 1843
Molly, Nancy, Soloman and Aaron - property of Joseph Nettles Jr
Betty - property of A Godbold
Peter - property of J Fox
Feburary 25, 1843
"Daily reported Phill and Rachel his servants to have been in disorder"
October 21, 1843
Vina - property of A. Godbold
November 25, 1843
Phillip - "excluded" from the church for being in gross disorder which was proven by his
master J. Nettles"
Nov 21, 1844
Betsey and Sally - property of Ely Atkinson
Jim - property of Joseph Nettles Jr.
January 25, 1845
"restored two coulerd members Phill and Rachel" - the property of JH Daily
March 23, 1843
"Application was made by Sister Elizabeth Godbold for a letter of dismission for herself
and three servants Rubin, Vina and Bety"
November 22, 1845
Sharlot - property of Eli Atkinson"
August 24, 1850
William - property of J. H. Daily
March 22, 1851
Pancy (Nancy?) - property of (?) Cumming
August 21, 1852
Elbert - property of S. Grace
Nov (?) 1853
Betsy, Sharlott and Sally - the property of Ely Atkinson (granted letters of dismission)
Sept 13 (1854)
Jane Fountain, Wm H Fountain "and their servants" Isaac, Harry, Jenny, Phillis and Sam
"A charge of gross disorder was brought against Ned, a colered man the property of Joe
May 23, 1857
"We here record the death of brother Harry the property of Mrs (Jane?) Fountain"
Margret - property of JS Ranaldson
Ellin - property of Tomas Wiggins
(Friday?) - property of W Helton
George - property of M B East
April 23, 1859
Frank - property of J H Dail (ey?)
"We here record the death of our 'cold' sister Ann the property of A Crosby"
Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in August (1866?)
"excluded the following colored members formerly the property of Allen Crosby for
prolonged absence" - Richard, Flora and (Hill?)
Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in April (year?)
Peter Ranaldson, colored, granted letter of dismission
Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in June (year?)
"reception of the following colored people" (and baptized the following month)
Robert Nettles (?)
Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in Jany 1869
The following colored members were received"
Tena McCorvey, Hagar McCorvey
Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in June
"granted letters of dismission to the following colored members"
Claiborne Fountain, Phillis Fountain, Wash Fountain, Sam Fountain, Tena Fountain
Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in July
"granted letters to the following colored members"
Ann Wiggins, Joicey Richardson, Hagar McCorvy, Hagar McCorvy, George East
Saturday before the 2nd Sabbath in Sept.
"The following named colored members were granted letters of dismission"
(Henry?) Crosby and wife Sarah, Princy Crosby
Saturday before the 4th Lord's day in December
"Received by letter Campbell Richardson - colored"
Saturday before 4th Lords day in May 1870
"Granted letters of dismission to Wash, Tena and Harriett Fountain - coloreds