Compiled by WPA Workers **
- THREE VOLUMES IN ONE -
During church meetings, members would come forward to express concerns and requests. Everything from pray requests to weekly business were included in the church minutes. Suspected immoral behavior was reported and the charges were made public. It was a different time, a different place.
A researcher's delight, it includes
* * WPA Workers
- Lists of Church Members
- Names and Charges Against Church Members For Allegedly Failing to Complying With Church Doctrine
- Chronological History of Sinking Creek Church
- Founders & Pastors of Sinking Creek Church
- Church Permission to Preach and Act as Minister
- Names of Church Trustees, Deacons, etc.
- +++ Much More
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.
Examples... conduct of Sister Jane PARKER on a charge of fornication and from this evidence produced it appeared that she will deliver an illigitimate child ... therefore ordered ... withdraw ... fellowship from her ...
... Brother Absolom SCOTT & Brother John PARKER and Margret PARKER his wife apply for permission to join the Cherokee Church as it is more convenient for them to attend which was granted ...
... Brother PUGH brought forward ... refusing to give his mother the thirds of her land and then making application to the church for a committee to decide the matter .. did not fulfill his promise ... his conduct worthy of ex-communication ...
... Brother TIPTON came forward and requested the reason that the church had censured him. The church answer was for publick disorder. He then got much displeased with the churches proceedings ... accuses the church with unjust dealings with him and went out in a very great rage ...
Surnames Included in This Publication
* After the surname indicates over 5 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.
** After the surname indicates over 10 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.
ABINGDON ACTON ADAIR ADAMS** ADDAMES ADDOMS ALLEN AMMONETT ANDERSON ANTHONY ARMSTRONG ARRIENS ARRINS AYERS
BAELS BAILES BAKER BALES BALIS BALYS BANG BARBER BARBERY BARKER BARNES* BARON BARROW BARTON BAYLES* BAYLESS BEAN BEAVER BECK BEDLEY BENEDICT BENT BERRY BLAVINS BLEDSOE BLOUNT BOGAD BOGARD* BOGART* BOID BOLK BOMAN BOREN BOREN BORIN BORING BOWERS BOWMAN* BOX BOYD* BRADBERRY BRADLEY BRAWEN BRIANT BRIENT BRIT BROCK BROILS BROUS BROWN BROYLES BRUMIT BRUMMET BRUMMIT BUCK** BUCKELS BUCKNER BUNDY BUNTER BUNTON BURRES BURTON BUSTER
CABLE CALVERT CAMPBELL CARAGEN CARETHERS CARMACK CARR CARR** CARRIGER CARTER CARTER CARTY CASADA CASADAY* CASAR CASHADAY CASHDY CASSADA CASSEDAY CHAMBERS CHANC CHANCE CLACK CLARK CLAWSON COBB COLE COLLIN COLWELL COMBS COMBS COMPTON CONALEY COOPER* COOPER** COWEN COWPERS COX* CRAGAN CRAGIN CRAGIN CRANE CRES CROSBY CROSS CROUCH CROUCH CROUTHERS CROWTHERS CULPEPPER CUMMINGS CUMPTON CUMTON CUNNINGHAM*
DANIEL DANIELS DANNELS DANNIELS DAUGHERTY DAVIDSON DAVIS** DENTON* DEVENPORT DIER DISNEY DISR DLARTY DOBSON DODGE DOLEY DOPSON DOSS DOUGHERTY DUFFIELD DUGGER DUNCAN DUNKESON DUNKIN DUNLAP
EADENS EARLY EATONS ECTON EDENS EDIN EDONS EDWARDS* ELLENDER ELLIS EMBREE EMMET ENSOR* EPPERSON ERVIN ERWIN* ESTEP ESTEPP EVAND EVANS* EVENS*
FARRIS FAUSTER FAW FLANNEY FLETCHER FORD FRANCE FRISTO FROST FULKERSON FULLER
GARLAND GENTRY GIBSON GILBERT GILLAM GILLIAM GINGER GIST GORLEY GOURLEY GRANT GRANTHAM GRATE GRAY GREAR GREAT GREER GREENWAY GREER GRIMSLEY GRISSEM
HAGGARD HAIL HAILE HALE HALL HAMILTON HAMMER* HAMMET HAMMIT HAMMOCK HAMMON HAMMONTREE HAMPTON** HAMRICK HANNAH HAPTON HARREL HARRIS HARSHBARGER HART HATAWAY HATCHER** HATHAWAY HAWKINS HAYS HELMS HELTON HENDRICKS HENDRIX* HENDRY* HICE HICK HICKS HIDER HILL HILTON HINKLE HITER HIX HOBSON HOGG* HOLMARK HOLSTON HOLTSCLAW HOPEWELL HOPPER HOSS HOWARD HUDSBURG HUMPHREY HUMPHRIES HUMPREYS** HUNT HUNTER HUR HUTTON HYDER**
INSER IRELAND IVEY IVY
JACKSON JAMES JAMISON JEFFERSON** JESSE JINKINS JOB* JOBE* JOHNSON* JONES
KARR KELLEY KELLY* KENDRIX KEYES KILLINGSWORTH KIMBREW KIMBROUGH KING KINNICK KITE KITZMILLER KNAVE (NAVE) KRAREE KUHN** KYTE
LACEY* LANE LANSDOWN LAWS LAWSON LAYMAN LEATHERING LEWIS LIB LINCOLN LINKHORN LINKON LINOUR LINVILL LINVILLE LION LIPPS LISENBAY LISENBY LITTLE LONG LONGMIRES LOUDERMILK LOUDY LOVE* LOVELACE LOVELL LOW LOWDY LOWDYMILK LYLE LYON LYONS
MACKEARLD MADLOCK MANSFORD MARTIN MATEN MATIN MATLOCK MATTERSON MATTHEW MAXFIELD MAXWELL MAY MAYS MAYTON MCCLUER MCCORCALL MCCOY MCCRAY MCCUBBIN MCFALL MCFAWL* MCFEATERS MCGARRA MCGEY MCGIMSEY MCKAY MCNABB MEBANE MEDLOCK MIARS MIERS MILLER MILSAPS MIRES MITCHEL MONTGOMERY MOOR MOREHEAD MORGAN MOTAN MOTEN MOTES MULKEY** MURPHEY MURR MURRAY MURRELL MURRY MUSGRAVE MUSGRAVES
NASH NAVE** NETHERTON NEVILLE NEWELL NEWLAND NEWPORT NOFFSINGAR
OAR ODELL ODLE OLIVER ORIENS (ORINS) ORR ORRENS ORRINS OWENS*
PARKER* PARKINSON PARRY PATTEN PATTERSON PEARCE PEOPLES* PERKINS PERMAN PERRY* PETERS PHARES PHILLIPE PHILLIPS POINDEXTER POLAND POLIN PONDER PRALY PROPHET PRICE* PROFIT PUGH** (PEW PHUE PHUGH)
RADER RAIDER RANDOLPH RANG RANGE* RANGES REASONER REDMON REED REEVES RENFRO RENO RIGS ROANE ROBERTS ROBERTSON ROCKHOLD RODDIE ROE RONALD ROOW ROSE ROSS ROUTH ROW ROWE
SANFORD SAYLOR** SCANFORD SCOLP SCOT SCOTT SEASOR SEELL SELLERS SHIELDS SHIPLEY SHIPLEY SHUFFIEDL SILVER SILVER SIMS SINCLAIR SINGER SMALLEN SMALLING SMITH* SMITHPETERS SNELSON SOMMERLY SPURGINSTANLEY STEELE STEVENS STOVER STROUD SWANER SWINNEY SWONER
TAILOR TALBOT TAPP TAYLOR** THOMPSON THREEWITT THURMAN TILSON TINDELL TIPTON TIPTON** TOBOTT TOLBET TOMPSON TRACEY TREADWAY
VANCE VAUNE VINE VINES VINEY
WALKER WALL WALLIN WARD WATSON WATTSON WELDON WHEELER WHEELOR WHITE* WHITEHEAD WHITSON* WIDBY WILDS WILLET WILLIAMS* WILSON WINN WINSOR WITT WOOD* WOODS WOOLF* WORDS(WORD) WORLAND WORLEY WORLY WRIGHT* WYAT (WYET/WEYET)
YATES YORLEY YOUNG*
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