AL, Church Records, 1823 to 1827

Record of Monroe Church Session~North Alabama Presbytery

The following information is extracted from a book by the above title. It was graciously sent to me by a LOVE and COLBERT researcher of the "Five Civilized Tribes", T.C. Patrick.

From Chapt. VI:

After the services of the day, a session consisting of the Rev. Messrs. Blair and Wilson, assisted by Father Dickson, convened in the prayer hall.

A black woman named Dinah, belonging to Mr. James Gunn applied to be received into the newly organized church ...

Rindah, a black woman belonging to Mr. Turner, was debarred from church over conduct ...

Aug. 3rd, 1823Dinah, having previously expressed a desire to have her children baptized, and having given us satisfactory evidence of her knowledge of this holy ordinance, presented her three children, Chole, Willam and Lucy...
May 15th, 1824Abraham, a black man belonging to an Indian, and husband to the woman received at our last communion, applied for church privileges...
Dec. 4th.1824Mr. Barnard McLaughlin, Mrs. Tennessee Bynum, a native, and Esther, a black woman belonging to Mrs. Colbert...
Dec. 19th.1824The ordinance of baptism was administered to,... Rindah's son Moses, and Esther's daughter Patsy.
Dec. 26th. 1824Dinah's infant daughter, Patsy was baptized.
April 2, 1825Amy, a black woman belonging to the estate of James Gunn, deceased applied and was received...
July 2, 1825Chloe, a black woman belonging to an Indian, applied for privileges in the church...
Dec. 24, 1825Three black persons, John, Daniel and Rebecca, were added to the communion of the church on examination...
March 4, 1826Affy, a black woman expressed a desire to be admitted to the coof the church...
May 6, 1826Three black persons, Agnes, Mary and bob, having given satisfactory evidence of a work of grace upon their hearts, were admitted to the church privileges...
May 21, 1826Affy's child, Rallin was baptized.
Sept. 30, 1826Two black women, Sarah and Indah were admitted on examination...
April 1, 1827David (Brainerd) son of Brother and Sister Butler, and Byington, son of Dinah and Abraham, were baptized.
June 30, 1827Nancy, a black woman, applied and was received...
Aug. 26, 1827Sarah, a black woman, removed by death.
Sept. 29, 1827William Colbert, a native, and Primus, Ned, Billy, Jinney and Sally, black people...
Oct. 6, 1827Mrs Sarah A. Holmes was received by certificate from the session of the Second Presbyterian Church of Newark, N.J. Mrs Cheadle, a native woman, and four black people: Billy, Isam, Sally and Medlong (sic) were admitted on examination...
Oct. 7, 1827Adjourned to meet on the second Saturday in Dec., next. Concluded with prayer. Mrs. Betsy Cheadle, Meadlong (sic), Jinney, William Colbert, Primus and Ned were baptized.
Nov. 11, 1827The ordinance of baptism was administered to..., also Jinney's three children, Fanney, Sunnun, Sally. Esther's (sic) infant son, Battels, and Sally's daughter, Teneesa (sic)
Dec. 8, 1827Prince, a black man, applied for admission to the church...
Dec. 15, 1827Session having met and opened with prayer, the following persons applied, viz: Mila, Minney, Bekky (sic), Snookey (sic) and Nelly...
Dec. 22, 1827Leah and Sophia admitted.
Dec. 25, 1827Billy's son Randolph was baptized.

Hopefully this will assist someone in their research pursuits. One note, I have generally found were there is no mention of a surname, it is more than likely the reference to a person of color (slave). There are exceptions but I have attempted to be cautious in my assumptions.

--Estelusti

Contributed by: TerrybleT@aol.com


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