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Some Early Church History
Posted by: HH (ID *****8458) Date: August 04, 2002 at 20:54:28
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Turkey Creek Baptist Church.
The church had a fairly large list of members during the late 1780's, with "several clarks to do the writing business" and "clarks to raise singing in public meetings, deacons to attend to the church's business affairs, trustees of the building and funds, and moderators of the business meetings."

The church watched closely the conduct of its members. Drinking to excess, lying, passion and swearing, non-attendance on church meetings, disrespect to the brethren, gross immorality, and cruelty were the usual causes for church discipline.

Other sporadic causes for discipline were dancing, "riding [under the influence?] with the saddle wrong-end-foremost, joining the Methodists, and attending at the courthouse at publick times when HER business does not call HER there." [caps. mine]

Little River Church
The first mission church growing out of the Turkey Creek church grew up near the present town of Due West, on Hogskin Creek. In 1791, thirteen of the Turkey Creek members were dismissed for the purpose of constituting a church which came to be known as Little River Church. Eleven of the names were men who were heads of family. The other two appear to have been widows.
from History of SC Baptists

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