Monday, October 13, 2008

DeKalb Co. TN, Indian Creek Baptist Church/Cemetery

-also known as the Taylor Cemetery, it is located about a mile north of Dowelltown
William Rosias PAGE August 24, 1866 February 9, 1936
Evelinet(TAYLOR) PAGE July 28, 1874 March 8, 1934

C.R. PAGE January 15, 1898 August 17, 1925
Hassie PAGE January 7, 1899 (only one date)

Veda Mai PAGE February 15, 1918 October 12, 1918

Thomas J. ATNIP February 10, 1863 January 18, 1941
Lillie Mai ATNIP July 8, 1896 (only one date)

Michael M. ALLEN September 27, 1849 January 22, 1899

Tom PAGE April 3, 1864 May 2, 1906
Dollie (TAYLOR) PAGE January 12, 1865 November 11, 1950

Minnie Tom PAGE June 28, 1922 March 8, 1924

I also have a book called “History of Middle Tennessee Baptists” by J. H. Grime. Indian Creek Baptist Church is mentioned on page 145.

Under the chapter called, “Church Sketches”
Indian Creek
This church is situated on the waters of Indian Creek, some eight miles north of Smithville, Dekalb County, Tenn. This church was gathered through the labors of Elders Nathaniel Hays and Archamac Bass, and is an offspring of Salem Baptist Church.
This church was constituted November 1844 with seven members, and united the next year with Salem Association when convened with Hickman’s Creek Church. They numbered at this time twenty members. They first took the name of Caney Fork Church and changed their name to Indian Creek in 1848.
This church has had a fair degree of success, but for the want of records we can give but little of the details.
Pastors: The following, with perhaps others, have served this church as pastor: Elder Henry Fite, Elder J.C. Brien, 1881-83; Elder William Simpson, 1883-1885, Elder J. C. Brien, 1885-88; Elder J. M. Stewart, 1888-91; Elder A. J. Brien, 1891-92; Elder William Simpson, 1892-93; Elder D. C. Taylor, 1893-96; Elder D. W. Taylor, 1896-97; Elder A.J. Waller, 1897-98; Elder J.M. Stewart, 1898-99; Elder D.C. Taylor, 1899-00; Elder D.W. Taylor, 1900-01; Elder W. E. Wauford, 1901.
In the latter part of the seventies a division occurred in the church, which resulted in a few members withdrawing and organizing a Freewill Baptist Church near by. This new fad seemed to proper for a while under the leadership of one Elder Curtis, but we hear it has finally gone out.

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