Cusin, Liing & Etc. | Minutes of Concord Primitive Baptist Church

–—Concord Primitive Baptist Church

APRIL 3, 1813

A Charg Layed agains Brother Micajah Sansum, by Brother Lacey for a Cusin him with Liing & etc. The Church has appointed a Committee, wit Solomon Groce.

AUGUST 6, 1814

A Charge Brought In By Brother Luke Williams from a report against Brother Bartlet Eaves for getting Drunk and misbehaving. John Brown, Luke Williams, James Reaves, & Zacheriah Falkner and fore they to Report to the next Conference.


Concord Baptist Church Roof

FEBRUARY 1, 1817

Excommunicated Brother John Carter.

JULY 23, 1819

Received by Experience Sister Charlotty Faulkner. The charge by Brother Raid against Brother Williams settled between them selves. Excommunicated Nathan Williams For Raising an accoumpt and swaring to the same against William Ferril which we believe to be Rong.

OCTOBER 21, 1820

A charge brought in by brother Lowry against brother Williams for making use of unchristian language to his wife and for his contradicting her and saying she had not discharged her duty as a wife and likewise for charging brother Lowry for saying that brother Williams had told a palpable lye. And for saying brother Lowry had told a Lye and he could prove it., the above charges laid over to the next Conference.


Concord Baptist Church side view

  MARCH 24, 1821

Brother Absolom Achols came forward with an acknowledgment for drinking to much Spirits. the brethren feel to forgive him.

JUNE 22, 1821

Excommunicated Absalom Echols for the sin of drunkenesss

JANUARY 26, 1823

James L. Burks appointed clerk of the church. A charge brought in by report against Sister Katharine Williams for her being in a pregnant State and agree to send Sister Northcut and Sister Brown to gets Her to attend our next conference to answer to Said charge.


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JANUARY 24, 1824

Catharine Williams came forward with an acknowledgment for the transgression to which She was Excommunicated. Brother Malone charged with drunkenness.

MARCH 26, 1824

Took up the case of Catharine Williams and feel to forgive her. Excommunicated Brother John Malone for the Sin of drunkenness and refusing to hear the church.


Concord Baptist Church door

The church minutes were found on the  WEBSITE of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia. The church is located on Georgia Highway 16 near Monticello in Jasper County, Ga. Photographs © DOUG HALL

7 Responses to Cusin, Liing & Etc. | Minutes of Concord Primitive Baptist Church

  1. Celeste Bracewell August 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Doug, I love this peek at the past. I have the 1934 Minutes of the Primitive Baptist Association meeting from my grandfather’s era at Pilgrim’s Home Primitive Baptist Church in Dodge County, GA. When I read about the squabbles, shunnings, etc., I’m not surprised that we have global issues. The people who attended these churches certainly grew up in harsh times, an age-old story across all border. Thank you.

  2. Bobby August 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Honestly, these could be from Pearson, GA circa 1979. Prmitives can be a bit harsh. You could feel the breeze of tongues wagging when I popped my cherry a** out of the closet. So fun!

    • Doug Hall August 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

      Oh Bobby, you have a way with words 😉

  3. Buddy August 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    Doug this was great, I really enjoyed the directness of sentencing the wrong doers.

  4. John Robins August 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Tough love or just self-righteous condemnations from judgmental sanctimonious brethren?

  5. Ricia August 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    Great photos….

    • Doug Hall August 7, 2014 at 10:10 am #

      Thank you.