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SYCAMORE BAPTIST CHURCH at Busyton, approximately ten miles east of Hamilton, was organized prior to September, 1883, when it was  admitted to the Hamilton County Baptist Association on 7 September, 1883. On 17 August, 1895, this church, Jonesboro Baptist Church, and Friendship Baptist Church were excluded from the Hamilton County Baptist Association "heresy, causing trouble, extreme positions on assurance and prayer, and for receiving members from other churches in irregular manner."  HCBA refused to recognize B. S. Baswell, J. P. Henderson, and J. Linebarger as ministers of the Gospel on the same charges of heresy.  


Pastors included:

Presley O’Keefe, 1883--1886

N. M. Leslie, 1888--1889

B. S. Bassel, 1890--1891, 1894

J. Linebarger, 1892--1893


Church clerks included:

J. D. Bolt, 1883, 1889, 1893

W. R. Vick, 1884

D. H. Temples, 1885

P. H. Montague, 1886--1887

J. C. Palmer, 1890--1891

A. N. Brunley, 1892


Messengers to the annual association were:

1883--____ Temples, ____ Hix, ____ F_her

1884--W. S. Burnley, R. O. Forest, A. L. Temples

1885--D. H. Temples, W. S. Burnley, R. O. Forest

1888--P. H. Montague, J. A. Youree, J. Linebarger

1889--J. D. Bolt, J. Linebarger, P H. Montague

1890--S. Webber, J. Linebarger, J. W. Holt

1891 and 1892--J. Linebarger, J. S. Webber

1893--S. W. Weber, J. Linebarger, Leonadus Meredith Henderson.


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