Posted By:Wanda Sparkman
Subject:Re: J. W. and Amanda Pain/Payne
Post Date:September 29, 2010 at 17:16:45
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Forum:Comanche County, TX Genealogy Forum
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You are right about being dismissed from church does not always mean they are getting their letter to leave the area. The Rock Bluff Baptist Church minutes are very old and pages are missing, but if they are dismissed because they missed 3 sundays or if they have done something the church does not aqpprove of then it states it in the minutes. This is what I have for: (Note: I have kept the spelling as in the minutes.)
Page 39, Feb. 3, 1894
The church met & after preaching set in conference
The minutes of the previous minutes were red and approved. Then went into the election of Cleark for the..For the un expired of term

This association year. J. L. Reece was chosen Then dismist by Letter Sisters F. M. Smith Fanie Smith & Nana Spencer & Brother J.
W. Pain & his wife Amanda Pain Then resolves to pass on the Communion season tel the May term. On Sunday Feb. 4 Brother Mat Garland was recieved by letter
H. N. Rackley Mod (the person that preached the service)
J. L. Reece C C (Church Clerk)

E. Amanda unknown (from you posting I now know her name was Amanda Thomas. We also had Thomas in the Church. Amanda died June 25, 1904 and is buried in the Weaver Cemetery which is probable about 4-6 miles from Rock Bluff. Weaver is close to Gorman, Eastland Co., TX.
As to where they were from 1894 to 1900. They still lived in the 1900 census Justice Prec. 5, Comanche Co., TX. This area reaches all the way into part of the town of DeLeon. So many small church in that area. So not sure where they were.

(J. W.) James Wiley Payne then married Martha Ann "Annie" Barron, Dec. 28, 1904 in Johnson Co., TX. If I have the right Payne/Pain.

My great grandparents were Charter Members of this small white church on Dec. 1879. William Julius and Frances Smith Skaggs. William Julius Skaggs and his two sons Frank and Willie (my grandfather) were all Baptist Ministers and at sometime in their life pastored this church. They elected Pastor and Clerk every year.
I will be happy to send you what I have on this family. Wanda Sparkman