First African Baptist Church (Saint Catherine's Island, Ga.) records
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First African Baptist Church (Saint Catherine's Island, Ga.) records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: First African Baptist Church (Saint Catherine's Island, Ga.)
Title: First African Baptist Church (Saint Catherine's Island, Ga.) records
Dates: 1843-1908
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1763

Biographical/Historical Note

The First African Baptist Church of Saint Catherine's Island, Georgia, was organized in 1843. Clergy associated with the church at the time it was established were Rev. Isaiah Roberts, Rev. F. R. Sweat, and Rev. Stephen M. Owen. The officers were initially composed of a pastor, two or more deacons, a secretary, and a treasurer. Later, the position of chairman was established and regular meetings (or conferences) were held monthly. According to the 1877 meeting minutes, the Nicholsonboro Baptist Church (located near Cedar Grove, Georgia) was a branch of the First African Baptist Church on Saint Catherine's Island.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a ledger of the First African Baptist Church of Saint Catherine's Island, Georgia records. Records in the ledger include the constitution, bylaws, meeting minutes, a list of members, and a list of dismissed members. Records date from 1843 to 1908.


Index Terms

African American Baptists--Georgia--Saint Catherine's Island.
African Americans--Georgia--Saint Catherine's Island--Religion.
Bylaws (administrative records)
Constitutions.
First African Baptist Church (Saint Catherine's Island, Ga.)
Minutes (administrative records)
Saint Catherine's Island (Ga.)--Church history.

Administrative Information

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