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Gwinnett County GaArchives Church Records.....Baptist Church of Christ Copyright Date 1911
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The Baptist church of Christ at Ebenezer is located in Harbins district, five
miles from Dacula, five from Auburn, and seven from Winder. This is one of the
oldest churches in the country, it was organized March 28, 1847. In membership,
it is the largest Baptist church in the county.
It started with a large membership of 48, namely : Caleb Hall, L. J. Knight,
John Brown, Burrel Higgins, F. H. Higgins, Charles Ewing, Benjamin Still, M.
Higgins, I. L. Brown, Martin L. Knight, Alexander Hall, Thos. Wages, S. C.
Brown, Marion Higgins, James Higgins, John Evard, Abel Wright, F. B. Higgins,
Wm. Baity, G. W. Sweat, Jess Wages, James Ewing, John McMillian,____ Walls, Jane
Hall, Elizabeth Hall, Elizabeth Knight, Mary Hall, Juley Walls, S. C. Brown,
Poly Etheridge, Elizabeth Pratt,. Rosanah F. Hall, Mary Kitcrease, Mary T.
Brown, Julea Ewing, Lusinda Higgins, Selah Fowler, Amil Higgins, Mary Ann E.
Bankston, Jane Wise, Mary E. Brown, Eliza M. Brown, Lelith Higgins, Susan Wages,
Sarah E. Wise, Sentha Higgins, and L. Davis.
The present church was built in 1882, out of the very best lumber, and is worth
$1,500. J. S. Settles, of Winder, is the pastor and has been for the past three
years. It has a good Sunday school. Number on roll, 100. W. T. Knight is
superintendent, W. P. Carter, E. S. Wages, W. F. Hall, Walter Knight, teachers.
This church has been served by ten different preachers:
S. B. Churchhill, from 1847 to 1851.
J. J. Davis, from 1851 to 1852.
Burrel Higgins, from 1852 to 1854.
Hartwell Jackson, from 1854 to 1857.
Burrel Higgins, from 1857 to 1860.
A. J. Kelley, from 1860 to 1862.
Hartwell Jackson, from 1862 to 1873.
J. T. Robinson, from 1873 to 1875.
G. L. Bagwell, from 1875 to 1883.
D. C. Simpson, from 1883 to 1885.
E. P. Williams, from 1885 to 1887.
G. L. Bagwell, from 1887 to 1890.
J. M. Williams, from 1890 to 1907.
J. S. Settles, from 1909 to present time, August, 1911.
This church meets every first Sunday and Saturday before. E. S. Wages is clerk;
J. R. Whitley, E. S. Hogans, J. T. Kilcrease, and W. T. Etheridge, deacons.
This church has 307 members,, namely:
J. C. Drummond, David Crow,
J. T. Kilcrease,
W. T. Etheridge,
E. S. Etheridge,
H. A. Rutledge,
J. I. Frachiseur,
O. C. Sims,
E. A. Franklin,
R. D. Mobley,
J. S. Higgins,
M. G. Hogans,
S. T. McClung,
J. H. Bowen,
S. L. Smith,
J. W. Crow,
W M. Hall,
J. W. Etheridge,
F. C. Butler,
S. H. Kennedy,
T. H. Maxey,
G. A. Walls,
W. T. Knight,
J. R. Whitley,
W. D. Butler,
J. R. H. Knight,
L. T. Wages,
T. C. Hall,
E. S. Wages,
J. F. Wages,
W. F. Hall,
R. R. Higgins,
L. J. Philipps,
W. P. McClung,
E. S. Hogans,
A. J. Bowen,
W. L. Etheridge,
M. E. Knight,
S. G. Rutledge,
W. T. Clark,
T. C. Smith,
J. M. Drummond,
R. N. Bramble,
H. H. Etherige,
J. W. Bowen,
G. W. Flymail,
D. J. Wages,
Mary A. Wright,
N. M. Hall,
Mary F. Ewing,
E. J. Drummond,
Mary H. Smith,
S. E. Rutledge,
Sallie V. Peevy,
M. E. Givens,
S. E. Yancy,
Henry Etta Etheridge,
N. J. McDainel,
M. M. Patrick,
M. F. Peevy,
M. A. Whitley,
E. E. Butler,
A. F. Knight,
E. M. Brody,
Mollie E. Hogans,
M. S. Cheeley,
W. T. Gilison,
J. C. Hall,
H. T. Bradberry,
A. J. Haymond,
W. T. Knight,
J. C. Kilgore,
Essie Knight, Iloh Bowen,
G. T. Bowers,
The church has been greatly revived this year. It has just closed its meeting.
Rev. Frank Jackson has been with the church during the revival. There were 35
A COMPLETE HISTORY OF EVERY CHURCH
IN GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA,
WITH SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL
SKETCHES OP ITS
J. C. FLANIGAN
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