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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Church Book

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Church Book

Manuscript Collection: MC076



Collection Summary

Creator: Mount Pleasant Regular United Baptist Church of Christ (Montgomery Co., Tex.)
Title: Church book
Dates: 1838-1888
Dates: (Bulk: 1838-1844)
Abstract: The Church Book of the Mount Pleasant Regular United Baptist Church of Christ contains minutes of the meetings of the church from 1838-1844.
Identification: MC076
Quantity: 1 v. (65 p.)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

The Mount Pleasant Regular United Baptist Church of Christ was organized in Mount Pleasant, Montgomery County, Texas, on July 25, 1838. Allen Samuel was called as pastor. The expulsion of James W. Parker in 1843 led to a split in the membership and dissolution of the church on August 17, 1844.

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Scope and Content Note

The Church Book of the Mount Pleasant Regular United Baptist Church of Christ contains minutes of the meetings of the church from its organization in 1838 to its dissolution in 1844, including reception and excommunication of members. Of interest is the 1841 notation that James W. Parker will travel north to seek Indian captives. Daniel Parker and Isaac Parker attended services. Beginning in 1877, John Wells used the blank pages to record personal accounts, memoranda, and drafts of correspondence, including memoranda of the meetings of the San Jacinto Primitive Baptist Association.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Names:
Parker, Daniel, 1781-1844
Parker, Isaac, 1793-1883
Parker, James W., 1797-1864
Samuel, Allen
Wells, John
Organizations:
Mount Pleasant Regular United Baptist Church of Christ (Montgomery Co., Tex.)
San Jacinto Primitive Baptist Association
Subjects:
Baptists--Texas
Indian captivities--Texas
Places:
Mount Pleasant (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Church Book, Mount Pleasant Regular United Baptist Church of Christ, MC076, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

The Church Book was left in the hands of Allen Samuel in 1843, who gave it to John Wells in 1877. George A. Hill, Jr., purchased the book on June 14, 1941, from David Leroy Wells, grandson of John Wells.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa A. Struthers, 2002.

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Inventory

 

Church Book

box folder
OV16 1 Church Book 1838-1888

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