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Membership Records of the Senter Primitive Baptist Church

Nathan’s Creek, Ashe County, North Carolina

The Baptist Church of Christ at Senter Meeting House was constituted in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine and fourteen members given up from the different churches to wit:

From Piney Creek:

James Gentry
Jane McMillan
Elizabeth Smith
John Griffith
Elizabeth Griffith
John Poe
Nancy Poe

From Silas Creek Church

Susannah Turner

From Fox Creek Church

Sarah Gentry

From Beaver Creek Church

Charles Waddle
Elizabeth Waddle

From Cranberry Church

Zachariah Baker
Sarah Baker

The Presbytery called for and these brethern examined and found orthodox in the principle of the gospel and set apart as a church of Christ to hold their own kees (sic).

By the Presbytery

Elder Drury Senter
Elder Henry Vanover

Abstract of Baptist Principles

  1. We believe in one true and living God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost and that these three are one.
  2. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the words of God and the only rule of faith and practice.
  3. We believe in the doctrine of election by Grace.
  4. We believe in the doctrine of Original Sin, and in man’s impotency to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature by his own free will or ability.
  5. We believe that sinners are called, converted, regenerated, and sanctified by the Holy spirit and that all who are thus regenerated or born again by the Spirit of God shall never fall finally away.
  6. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ.
  7. We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ and that true believers are the subjects of these ordinances and we believe that the true mode of Baptism is by immersion.
  8. We believe in the resurrection and a general judgment and that the joys of the righteous and the torments of the wicked will be eternal.
  9. We believe that no minister has a right to administer the ordinances except such as are regularly called and come under the hands of the presbytery.

Membership Roll
Name How Received How Released
Senter, A. N. Deceased (Dec.)
McMillan, A. Dec.
Gentry, James Dec.
Poe, Jane Dec.
Brown, William Dec.
Dickson, Andrew Dec.
Dickson, Polly Dec.
Brown, Susan Dec.
Poe, Timothy Dec.
Konse (Koontz), John Dec.
Konse, Jacob Dec.
Dickson, James Dec.
Senter, Peggy Dec.
Richardson, James Dec.
Richardson, Mary Dec.
Reeves, Mary Dec.
Rutherford, Nancy Dec.
Koonse, Malinda Dec.
Brown, Sally Dec.
Carson, Polly C. Dec.
Fowler, G. W. Dec.
Young, Eveline Dec.
Turner, Martha Dec.
Brown, Nancy Dec.
Senter, Matilda Dec.
Gambill, Patsey Dec.
Colvard, Sarah Dec.
McMillan, Polly Dec.
Poe, John Dec.
Poe, Mauney Dec.
Turner, Rosa Dec.
Dickson, Matilda Dec.
Turner, Sarah Dec.
Koonse, Lavisa Excluded
McMillan, A. B. Dec.
McMillan, A. N. Dec.
Blevins, Rebecca Dec.
McMillan, F. J. Dec.
Baker, Elizabeth Dec.
McMillan, J. B. Dec.
Rutherford, Carolina Dec.
Rutherford, Malvina Dec.
Gambill, Robert Dec.
Speaks, Rachel Dec.
Barker, Ambrose Dec.
Fowler, Rutha Dec.
Senter, Ellen Dis. by Letter
Taylor, Sarah Dis. by Letter
Blevins, William Dec.
Bullin, Jane Excluded
Hardin, Malinda Dec.
Blevins, Polly Dec.
Church, Jane Dec.
Bledsoe, Salina Dec.
Farrington, Nancy Dec.
Cox, Isabel Excluded
Massy, W. F. Dis. by Letter
Massy, Dicy Dis. by Letter
Witherspoon, Ellen Dec.
Ballen, Nancy Dec. Feb. 1917.
Koonse, Martha Dec.
Poe, William Dec.
Senter, Nancy Dec.
Senter, Cosby Dec. April 13, 1923.
York, Martha Dec.
York, Dennis Dec.
McMillan, Iredell Dec.
McMillan, Everett Dec.
Pennington, Lydia Dec.
Harless, Mary Dec.
Woody, Milley Dec.
Black, Hannah Excluded
Cox, Joshua Dec.
Bledsoe, Jesse Dec.
Vannoy, Matilda Dec.
Brown, Raney Dec.
Idol, Rachel Dec.
Koonse, Aha Dec.
Colvard, Lutisha Dec.
Dickson, Judah Dec.
Blevins, Rebecca J. Dec.
Dickson, Synthia Excluded
Koonse, Catherine Excluded
Dickson, Mary Ann Dec.
Senter, Cledine Dec.
Colvard, Cornelia Dec.
Goins, Elizabeth Dec. May 13, 1933
Johnson, James Dec.
Johnston, James Dec.
Johnston, Charity Dec.
Brown, Caroline Excluded, restored, Dec
Barker, Mary Dec.
Landers, William Dec.
Reynolds, Geo. Excluded
Koonse, Geo. Dec.
Reynolds, Emily Dec.
Landers, Eveline Dec.
Farrington, M. Dec.
Dickson, Irena Dec.
Varny, Polly Dec.
Walters, Clarisa Dec.
Fowler, S. L. Dec.
Fowler, Synthia Dec.
Goodman, Martha Dec. Jan. 1932.
Teyle, W. M. Dec. 1934.
Senter, Eli Dec.
Turner, Elizabeth Dec.
Bare, Mary Excluded
Sheets, Ellen Excluded
Teyle, Matilda Dec.
Reynolds, Mary E. Excluded.
Dickson, Narcessa Dec.
Dickson, J. M. Dec.
Reeves, Malissa Dec. Sept. 8th. 1916.
Dickson, J. M. Dis. by letter.
Colvard, F. L. Dec.
Colvard, Jane Dec. Oct. 9, 1925.
Pennington, L. R. Dec.
Massimon, Eveline Dec.
Reeves, Adline Dec.
Turner, Synthia Dec.
Reeves, Charles Dec.
Bledsoe, Nancy Dec.
______, Sally Ann Excluded
Caudill, Margaret Dis. by letter
Reynolds, Thomas Dec.
Jones, Lewis Dec.
Richardson, Syntha Excluded
Jones, Lewis Dec.
Turner, Caroline Dec.
Davis, Sarah Dec.
Turner, Polly Dec.
Massy, Polly Dec.
Halsey, Polly Dis. by letter
Gambill, Polly Dec.
Allen, John Dec.
Cockerham, Caroline Dec.
Cox, Nancy Dec.
Brown, Major Dec.
Farrington, Jane Dec.
Black, Jacob Dec.
Warner, S. J. Dec.
Reeves, Lydia Dec.
Kelly, Elizabeth Excluded
Blevins, Newton Excluded
Carson, Rebecca J. Dis. by letter
Carson, Allice Dec.
Carson, Smith Dec.
Johnston, David Dis. by letter
Cox, Emily Dec.
Johnston, Catherine Dec.
Reeves, Alex Dec.
Dickson, Alex Dec.
Lyle, W. D. Dis. by letter
Waddle, John Dec.
Reeves, J. G. Dec. Jan. 8, 1935.
Koonse, John Dec. Aug. 15, 1931
Stuart, Kasper Dis. by letter
Cockerham, R. Dec.
Dickson, Syntha Dec.
Cockerham, Zylpha Excluded
Lyle, Irena Dec.
Poe, Isabel Excluded
Lyle, Polly Dec.
Bledsoe, Jane Dec.
Sindez, Isabell Excluded
Jones, Harrison Dis. by letter
Bare, Isaac Dec. Sept. 9, 1935.
Poe, Timothy Dec. Jan. 1928
Poe, Caroline Dec. Jun. 1927
Lyle, Bertha Dec.
Fender, James Dec.
Jones, Allice Dis. by letter.
Hart, Caroline Dec.
McMillan, Armfield Excluded – restored, dec.
McMillan, Flora
McMillan, Lania Dec.
Brown, Elvira Excluded – restored
Blevins, Rebecca Excluded
Bare, Polly Dec.
Craft, W. R. Dis. by letter
Craft, Emily Dis. by letter
Craft, Joseph Dis. by letter
Fowler, Mary
Cox, Susan Excluded
McMillan, Manly Dec.
Reeves, John Dec.
Reeves, Elizabeth
Fowler, Lillian Dec.
Dickson, Leolia Dec.
Goodman, John Dec. Jan. 20, 1927.
Blevins, B. H. Dis. by letter to Troutdale
Dickson, Narcessa J. Dec.
Colvard, Ludema Dec.
Toliver, R. A. Dec.
Brown, Elihu Dec.
Brown, Polly Excluded
McEwen, Bettie Excluded
Francis, Mirta
Dickson, Lansa Dec. Nov. 28, 1948.
Dickson, Preston Dec. May 14, 1941.
Vannoy, A. J. Dec.
Blevins, Coy W. Dec.
Reeves, Bettie Dec. Aug. 28, 1925.
Blevins, Effie Excluded
Blevins, Matilda Dec.
Dickson, Charity Dec.
Brown, Dora Dec.
Koonse, Maxie Dis. by letter Apr. 2, 1926
McMillan, Jennie Dec.
Dickson, Judah Dec. July 10, 1945
Carson, Allie Dec.
Reeves, Ellen Dec. Feb. 3, 1919
Reeves, Rosa Dec. May 27, 1935
Pennington, Willey Dec.
Pennington, Syntha Dec.
Chandler, Mr. Dec. Feb. 3, 1919.
Gentry, Mary Dec.
Norman, John Dis.
Williams, Elzina Dis. by letter
Wyatt, R. B.
Tiller, Elizabeth Excluded
Lyle, Maggie Dec.
Craven, Mary Dec.
Wyatt, Elder J. W. Dis. by letter
Wyatt, B. J. Dis. by letter Aug. 1910.
Blevins, Lemma Dis. by letter
Poe, Cornelia Dis. by letter
Warrick, Melissa Dis. by letter
Bare, Leola
Bare, Felix Dec.
Blevins, Ben. H. Dec.
Blevins, Mary Dec. March 1978.
Brown, J. F. Dis. by letter
Brown, Julia Dis. by letter
Colvard, Addie Dec. 1975.
Fender, John By letter Dec. Apr. 7, 1925.
Bare, Mary Baptism
Bare, Eugene Excluded, Restored,Dec. Apr. 1941
Bare, Nancy Dec.
Bare, Shade Aug. 1910 Dec.
Bare, Sarah Dec. Jan. 1915.
Barker, Cleveland Nov. 24, 1910
Barker, Mrs. Cleveland June 1911
Fowler, Hezekiah Dec. 13th Oct. 1913.
Dickson, W. G. Excluded – Restored -Dec. April 1949
Carson, Robert Dec.
McMillan, Fannie Dec. March 1932.
Kilby, Elder C. B. May 1912 Dis. by letter Apr. 1926.
Little, Synthia Dec. 1941
Vannoy, James Dec.
Grimsley, J. M. Oct. 30, 1913
McMillan, Susan June 11, 1915
Johnson, Monroe June 11, 1915
Blackburn, Samanatha June 11, 1915
Blevins, J. M.
Cockerham, Ransom
Blevins, Winston March 25, 1917
Blevins, Rebecca Dec.
Brown, Pollie Dec.
Blevins, Tilda Dec.
Miller, Willie June 11, 1917 Dec. March 1978.
Johnson, M. A. June 11, 1917
Dickson, R. C. Sept. 2, 1917 Dec. Jan. 5, 1959
Vannoy, Dora Sept. 2, 1917
Sanders, Sallie March 2, 1918
Dixon, Arthur
6- names illeglible
Wyrick, Lester Excluded – restored -Dec. May 7, 1974.
Hull, Dema
Rouse, Mattie Dec.
Wyrick, Roxier Dec.
Bare, Margie Dec.
Cox, Ibby Dec.
Bare, Preston Dec.
Dixon, James Dec.
Vannoy, Alva Jane Dec.
Dixon, Dunnil Dec. 1944
Miller, Martha Dec. May 20, 1924
Brown, Caroline July 2, 1925