Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Mrs. Amanda E. Lockered]
“About the time of the breaking out of the [ar?] between the States, the minutes show that the church was still receiving members and some new names appear. “Joined in 1861: Augustus Carback, John [?]. Fortune, Leonard Magee, J. [?]. McCaib, Robert Shields, Thadeons Nixon, A. C. Brandon, Sarah Brandon, Naomi Nix, N. Nix, G. A. Nix.” Again there is a skip in the minutes from August 1861 to November 1863. This was during the war and the best of my memory the community was in such an unsettled state that the minutes were not kept while the war was raging, or if this alone was not the only reason, the church clerk must have been away to the conflict. I was just a very small child as you may note.
“Then in 1863 the minutes started again and again we have new names: “Joined in 1863: B.[H?]. Fugett, O. P., [?]. S., and [?]. T. Fugett, Jane Rayfield, [?]. F. [Roye?] and wife, Mary C. [Roye?]. In 1864 we have the following names which still show that other settlers had come into the community: “Joined in 1864: G. Z. Tarker, Peter Simons, [Catherine?] Vinson, [Alizabeth?] Nixon, Robert Moore, Isaac Mayfield, [Willis?] Roye,