Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. Amanda E. Lockered]
“At the next meeting (fifth Sunday in July, 1859), S. [?]. McCaib, Margaret Moore, Robert Moore, W. Z. Dixon, and Margaret Jackson were received into membership by letter and Cora Ann [lythe?] was Baptized. A month later (fourth Sunday in August, 1859) “Brother John McLane preached at candlelight and Newton B. Maxey (my father) and Lucy Smith joined by faith “and in the following month went down into the waters edge (Cow Bayou) and were baptized.”
“Later minutes reveal other families who came to make this community their home, this settlement extending almost to old Carolina and Durango on the south, to the McLennan County line on the north, and the Bell County line to the river on the west and east. Some of these settlers lived deep in the woods where the timber has since been cleared and the towns of Satin and Chilton are located.
“That the Cow Bayou Baptist Church of Falls County, was active and progressive is revealed, in that, as early as 1859, it made application to the Baptist Association for membership; that it was accepted and Robert Moore, Z. E. Mix and W. Z. Dixon were delegates to this association in 1859, as shown by these minutes. Since these minutes throw some