I have quiet a bit of information on the Beaverdam BAPTIST Church. The Church is still an active church and is located in
Vinton, Va. (Rt 1, Box 433)
Beaverdam Baptist Church was "Planted" as an arm of Goose Creek Church in 1801.The church was founded in 1803/04 ......The church has existed and been in continous operation since that time to serve the needs of its members and the CHAMBLISSBURG Community (formerly known as PEATOWN).
I have a list of the Original Charter Members . They are listed as
William O. Briant
Daniel James & Wife
John S. Linker
George Bean & Wife
John Drake & Wife
Mary Sinor (again)
Henry Woodcock & Wife (by Letter)
Daniel Farror & Wife Katey (Colored)
1804 - 1826
James Burnette (Supply)
William Harris (Supply)
Joel Preston (Supply)
1826 - 1847
1871 - 1874
Thomas C. Goggins
Thomas N. Sanderson
1870 - 1871
Joseph R. Harrison
Rec. Gabriel Wheeler
Rev. James P. Luck
The above info and more was sent to me my the
Current pastor. BRO. DENNIS MOORE.
The old records are probably at theVirginia Baptist Historical Society
PO Box 34
University of Richmond, VA 23173
I have not made contact with the Society as of yet.
Short History of Beaverdam Baptist Church
Dec. 24, 1771 --- Deed recorded to first Baptist Church established in Bedford County, Jointee Church, which later united with Beaverdam -- New Hope (Parrish Chapel).
1801 - Beaverdam Baptist Church planted, a branch of Goose Creek Church (now Morgans)
April 2, 1803 - Beaverdam Church organized with a membership of 43 (40 whites and 3 colored)
1804 Church voted to join the Strawberry Association - membership in 1805 minutes had grown from 43 to 110
1817 - First Mission Fund Raisor
1830 - Rev. James C. Leftwich shosen as first regular pastor at a salary of $40 a year
1833 - Division in church over missions - some members believing ti a departure from the Baptist faith, were opposed. Eight members withdrew to unite with Primitive Baptist Chrurh in Lynville..
1847 First Foreign Mission offering sent General Association, by clerk, Stephan Hurt. Rev. James Goggins was pastor. During the period, minutes show Sisters of the Chruch as being appointed to committees.
1849 Jointee Baptist Church members united with Beaverdam and Present sanctuary was entered......
Other individuals who were preachers or qualified to preach and whose names have been associated with Beaverdam over the years
are listed below. Some of these may have been simply licensed or ordained at Beaverdam, or they may have served the Church as "Interim" or "Supply" pastors. This list is not necessarily complete - there may have been others....
Nathan C. Burnette
I would like any information in Bedford Co.
on the following individuals.
1800 - 1850
William Maddera m. Nancy Lancaster
Thomas West m. Polly Lancaster
Jack Overstreet m. Elizabeth Lancaster
Martha West m. William Lancaster
Cammuel Thomas m. Anna Lancaster
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