[I have added #1, #2, #3, etc. as a tool to differentiate these
churches. While they could have been the same church, the apparent
locations make them appear to be different churches.]
LEON Baptist Church at Snowville was founded in the
spring of 1873 by Rev. Daniel Babb, and Rev. J. M. Wright,
missionaries of the Leon River Baptist Association. On 20
September, 1872, this church was admitted to the Leon River Baptist
Association. Messengers from this church attended the organizational
meeting of the Hamilton County Baptist Association on 4 July, 1877.
After being dismissed from the Leon River Baptist Association on 10
August, 1877, the Leon Baptist Church became part of the Hamilton County Baptist Association
on 12 Oct., 1877. This church was active
from 1873 until 1883. This church was about seven miles northeast of Hamilton.
Early pastors included:
R. S. Underwood, 1875
W. G. Clark, 1878
Joseph Alexander Land, 1879
N. J. Ethridge, 1883
J. H. Willson was church clerk in 1883.
Early messengers to the
annual association meeting--
1873 (Leon River Baptist Association) --Henry Jefferson
Bulman, A. J. Mahan
1875 (Leon River Baptist Association)--G. Woosley, H. Fuller,
and D. D. Mullens
1878 (Hamilton County Baptist Association)--H. Fuller, J. A.
1879--W. F. Stevenson, George Woosley
1883--F. M. Stephenson, J. H. Willson
A Baptist church named Leon (perhaps this one ??) was a member of the
Brazos River Baptist Association before becoming a charter member of the
Bosque River Baptist Association on 10 November, 1869.