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July 30, 1797 / Constitution / Member Lists

Constitution -- C. C.

July the 30th. 1797 -- Jefferson County.

About Dumplin Creek we the Baptist Church of Christ believing it to be our duty to pay a true regard to the Law of Love & gospel, ordinances Instituted & Commanded in God's holy word for the better Regulation of our Conduct towards God and each other sollemly promise by the assistance of the holy spirit the serious regard to the following particulars, first to strive together for the truth of the gospel and the purity of gospel institutions desiring for the grace of God to live and die in the faith of God's Elect, serious adhearing to the glorious Doctrines of grace such as effectual calling by the Holy Ghost, jurisdiction by the Imputed righteousness of Christ's sanctification by the Grace of God, Imparted the final perseverance of the saints in grace, water baptism by immersion to such and only such as profess their faith in Christ, professing to walk in newness of life -- 3rd -- believing that their will be a resurrection of the dead of the just and unjust and that the resurrection of the just will be to everlasting happiness.

(p. 2) And the resurrection of the unjust will be to Everlasting misery. 4thly -- We promise also to take the holy scripture of the old & new testament which we believe to be the written word of God for our rule & guide & in particular with Respect to Church government, keeping the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace, bearing with one anothers weakness and not willingly suffer sin to be upon a brother but deal with him as follows for private trepasses agreeable to our lords directions in Matthew the 18th Ch. 15th, 16th, 17th verses and for public transgressions a publicsatsifaction as becometh those who give themselves up to the Lord & one another to walk in Church fellowship -- We promise to endeavour to suport the worship of God in the word and ordinances & to wach over one another in love and solomly to renounce all evil words and actions, foolish talk, jesting all lightness & behaviour, profain swearing, business, lying, malicious anger, Extortion & fraud of every kind, Covetousness, drinking and keeping evil Company and to abstain from sinful whispering, backbiting, all wilful hypocrisy & dishonesty, all excess or superfluity to the gratification of pride & also Desist from gaming, wagering, singing of Carnal songs & all Carnal Myrth, fidling, dancing & vain recreation & all sinful contentions & not wink at the disorder of any under our care but prudently use the Rod of Correction when necessary & not neglect family devotion -- We are to mind our own business and not

(p. 3) Indulge Sloth nor will we go to law with each other & if God should bestow on any of us Ministerial gifts we promise not to hide them nor exercise them publicly without the approbation of the Church, we do therefore desire to give up ourselves to the Lord and one another to walk in humility in the Command & ordinances of the lord, all the days of our lives and for acceptance of the last we desire to depend entirely and alone on the virtue & spotless Righteousness of our adorable & Divine redeemer the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Names of Men.

John Cate -- Seener -- Exc.Wm. CateExc.
John Cate Exc.The black brother --Exc.
John Cate Jr. Exc.Joshua Newman Dis.
Peter Lorance Dis.Wm. Mount Dis.
Charles Cate Jr. Dis.Humphrey Mount Dis.
John Hickman Exc.Isaac Cantrell Dis.
Isaac Newman Jr.John F. Henderson Dis.
Isaac Newman Sr. Dis.Mattias Teag Dis.
Thomas Jones Exc.Wm. Burnet Dis.
Joseph Sullins Dis.John Burnet Dis.
Shadrach Prewet Dis.Nathan Burnet Dis.
Charles Kelley Sr. Dis.Black Cyah Dis.
Jacob Elder Dis.Moses Long Dis.
Chas. Kelley Jr. Dis.Joseph Bell Exc.
Robt. Newman Dis.Noah Cate Dis.
Wm. Weaver Exc.Oby Gibbs
Elisha CateAnderson Skiens Dis
John Richards Exc.Moses Frence
John Elder Exc.Elvin Joiner
William Hammons Dis.Caleb Cannon
Samuel Miller Dis.Caleb Cannon
Robert Elder Dis.Elijah Cate
Wm. Elder Exc.Shadrach Manard
Wm. Ellis Exc.Charles Elder
Jeremiah Lorance Dec'd.Jos. McFarlin Exc.
Wm. Lorance Dis.David Bettis
Benj. Neal Dis.Clemon Sanders Exc.
Isaac Neals Exc.John Travillian Dis.
Simon French 
(p. 4) 
John Clinkingbeard Exc.Rheubin Baker Dis.
Samuel Elder Dis.Richard Thornburgh Dis.
John Mount Dis.Thomas Kelley Dis.
Aaron Cate Exc.Jas. G. Newman Dis.
Charles Kelly Dec'd.Sam Langston
James Carmon Dis.Wm. Ellis Exc.
John M. Lockhart Dis.Moses Barnes Dis.
William Hammons Exc.Robert Kelley
Manning Summers Jr. Dis.G. W. Campbell Dis.
Manning Summers Sr. Dis.H. Mount Jr.
John NewmanJames Langston Dis.
John L. NewmanHenry Vandike
Wm. King Dis.John Linsey Sr.
John Sellers Dis.Hiram Travillian
Samuel NewmanAhaz Bryan
C. W. B. Cate Dis. 
(p. 5) BLANK 
(p. 6) 

Names of Women.

Winney CarterMargit Rimmonton Dis.
Ann Hammons Dis.Susanna Mount Dec'd.
Sarah Witt Dis.Rebecca Elder Dis.
Nancy Elder Exc.Sarah Cate Sr. Dis.
Nancy Richards Dis.Sarah Cate Jr. Exc.
Nancy Cates Exc.Amos Cate Exc.
Easter Widner Exc.Lucy Cate Exc.
Caty Davis Dec'd.Sarah Newman Dis.
Letty Cate Exc.Mary Carter Dis.
Sarah Witt Sr. Dis.Elizabeth Cate Exc.
Sarah Witt Jr. Dis.Ann Carmon Dis.
Sarah Elder Dis.Nancy Kelley Dis.
Elizabeth Ferrell Dis.Margrit Grissom Dis.
Sarah Cates Dis.Nancy Richards Dis.
Margrit Crocket Dis.Isabel Robartson Dis.
Eliz. Kimbrough Dis.Betsey Lenning
Elizabeth Neal Dis.Hannah Elder Exc.
Mary Cates Dis.Polly Stevenson Dis.
Mary Cates Dec'd.Sarah Larrance
Mary Laurrance Dec'd.Susanna Cate Exc.
Delila Manard Exc.Rebecah Cate Exc.
Mary Cate Dis.Rebecah Richards Dis.
Susana Mount Dis.Nancy Jones
Lucy Lorance Dis.Pheby Elder Dis.
Mary Routh Dis.Lydia Wilson Dis.
The Black Sister Bety Dec'd.Margrit Mount Sr.
Prissilah Coons Dis.Rachel Davis Dis.
Elizabeth BarnesElizabeth Elder Dis.
Mourning Witt Dis.Elizabeth Newman Dis.
Salla NewmanElizabeth Joiner Dis.
Patcy Witt Dis.Nancy Kelly Dis.
Lucy Laurrance Dis.Sophia Gillilian Exc.
(p. 7) 
Margrets Cate Dis.Margaret Thornburgh Exc.
Ellender Sellers Dis.Huldah French
Rachel CateSarah Bailey
Casindra Cantrel Dis.Martha Sellers Dis.
Doshy Burnet Dis.Penny Haddock Dis.
Elizabeth Long Dis.Mary Coppock
Hannah Moore Dis.Mary Thomas
Polly Campbell Exc.Nancy Brooks Dis.
Sarah Ledbetter Dis.Levina Cate Dis.
Mary Cate Jr. Exc.Lucretia Bales Dis.
Judith Skeene Dis.Delila Manard Dis.
Sally FrenchMalinda Lockhert Dis.
Newman's Betty Exc.Susanna Gillelan Dis.
Anna Henry Dis.Anna King Dis.
Nancy Bettis Dis.Polly French Dec'd
Elizabeth Mc farlin Exc.Priscilla Coppock Dec'd
Susannah Cate Dis.Katharine Mc Cormack Dec'd
Catharine Manard Dis.Eleanor Newman
Ruthy French Exc.Susannah Alderson
Newman's Fan Exc.Fanny Langston
Eliz. M. Newman Dis.Isabel Rankin
Margaret Elder Dis.Margaret Cate Dis.
Elizabeth Douglass Dis.Eliz. Travillian
Sarah Kelley Dis.Margaret Mount
Synthy Kelly Exc.Ellonor Campbell Dis.
Sally Lockhart Dis.Jane Hodges
Martha MountLavisa Langston Dis.
Susanah Putnam Dis.Lucy Vandike
Sarah Kelly 
(p. 8) 

Names of Women.

1 -- Nancy Kelly31 -- Elizabeth Travillian
2 -- Rebecca Kelly32 -- Elenor Campbell Dis.
3 -- Winny Carter33 --Sally Lockhart Dis.
4 --Mary Cate34 -- Jane Hodges
5 --Rachel Cate35 --Martha Mount
6 --Cassindra French36 --Alzira Mount
7 --Elizabeth Hederick37 --Levica Langston Dis.
8 --Sally Bishop38 -- Lucy Vandike
9 --Nancy Jones39 --Sarah Kelly
10 --Polly Campbell Exc.40 --Nancy Kelly
11 --Sally French41 --Sarah Cate Dis.
12 --Nancy Bettis42 --Nancy Langston
13 --Newman's Fanny Lottica Cate
14 --Elizabeth Elder Elizabeth Manard
15 --Elizabeth Joiner Millison Hadick
16 --Huldah French Amy French
17 --Sally Cate Ruthy Rollens
18 --Marthy Sellers Jane Hickman
19 --Penny Haddock Cinthy Cate
20 --Mary Coppock Marthy Underwood
21 --Mary Thomas Mary Hickman
22 --Delila Manard Edy Joiner
23 --Susannah Gilliland Hanner Travillian
24 --Polly Cate -- Michael's wife  
25 --Priscilla Coppock Dis.  
26 --K. Mc Cormick  
27 --Elenor Newman  
28 --Susannah Alderson  
29 --Fanny Langston  
30 --Isabel Rankin Dis.  

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