REV MATTHEW FLOYD
Born in South Carolina in 1778 moved t Kentucky in 1796. After he married he settled in Pulaski Co KY near White Oak Church. He was a minister for over 50 years starting in 1811.
He preached at Monticello, Big Springs, New SAlem and Beaver Creek, as well as traveling Wayne, Pulaski, and Russell counties preaching to the destitute.
He was the leading minister of the South Concord Assn from its beginning in 1825 until 1842.
In 1842 he led the missionary minded Baptists to form the South Cumberland River Assn. at a meeting in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The association included Pleasant Grove, Big Sinking, Cedar Sinking, New Salem, White Oak, Welfare, Big Creek, Liberty, and Harrod's Fork Baptist Churches. by 1883 the association had grown to 24 churches and 1,800 members. The Cumberland River Assn. merged with the North Concord Assn. to form the Russell Co Assn in 1916
He baptized and married a large number of people.
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