LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH, #1
[I have added #1, #2, #3, etc. as a tool to
differientiate these churches. While they could have been the same church,
the apparent locations make them appear to be differnent churches.]
The first Liberty Baptist Church
in Hamilton County Baptist Association was located near
Center City and near the current Hamilton/Mills County Line. This
church was active from before 1881 until 7 September, 1889, when it was
dismissed to the Mills County Baptist Association.
Until the county
line was changed in 1887. Liberty Baptist Church, #1 was in Hamilton
County. In an effort to obtain support for retaining Hamilton
as the county seat, Hamilton County Commissioners Court
released a portion of Hamilton County to Mills County in
1887. After the relocation of the county line, this church was in Mills
D. W. White,
W. N. Leak,
Presley O’Keefe, 1885
J. J. Taylor,
G. W. Herrington, 1888
Church clerks were:
J. C. Miles,
C. H. Miles, 1882--1885
P. H. Hutchinson, 1887
J. P. Hutchinson, 1888
Messengers to the annual association
1881--J. C. Hutchinson, A.
1882--C. H. Miles, T. J. Williams, W.
1883--J. P. Hutchinson
1884--T. J. Williams
1885--A. Marsey, James Bradley
1886--H. A. Covington, T. J. Williams
1888--J. N. Redford, C. H. Miles, S.