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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ Records, 1833-1847, 1869-1897



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ
Title: Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ Records
Dates: 1833-1847, 1869-1897
Abstract: Composed of record books, an historical sketch, and meeting minutes, the Pilgrim Predestinarain Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ Records, 1833-1847, 1869-1897, document the history and the activities of the church’s congregation.
Accession No.: 63-109
Extent: 2 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Founded in 1833, the Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ is the oldest Baptist church in Texas. Originally organized by Daniel Parker and several elders from his native town of Lamote, Illinois, the first church meeting was held at Parker’s home in Austin’s colony in January 1834 after articles of faith, the constitution, and rules of decorum had been formulated. During the Texas Revolution, the congregation met secretly until 1837, when Parker and elder Garrison Greenwood authorized the establishment of several churches throughout Texas, including in Nacogdoches, Sabine, Liberty, and Shelby counties. Despite its many locations, a main meeting house was constructed in 1857 near Elkhart, Texas. It was later renamed Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church.

Source:

Hesler, Samuel B. "Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 2, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ccp05.

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Scope and Contents

Composed of record books, an historical sketch, and meeting minutes, the Pilgrim Predestinarain Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ Records, 1833-1847, 1869-1897, document the history and the activities of the church’s congregation. Record books concern the central tenets and members of the church, while an historical sketch discusses its establishment in Texas. Additionally, meeting minutes relate to the church’s 24th annual meeting.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Parker, Daniel.
Subjects (Organizations)
Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ -- Archives.
Subjects
Baptists -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Elkhart (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church of Jesus Christ Records, 1833-1847, 1869-1897, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F319 Record book, 1833-1847
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2K210 Historical sketch of Pilgrim Baptist Church
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2R151 Record book of Pilgrim's Predestinarian Church, Pilgrim, Texas, 1869-1897
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2R154 Minutes of the Twenty-fourth Annual Session of the Louisiana and Texas Regular Predestinarian Baptist Association, 1869

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