Elim Baptist Church records, 1874-1919

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Elim Baptist Church (Jones County, Ga.)
Title: Elim Baptist Church records, 1874-1919
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 410
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of two volumes of records of the Elim Baptist Church located in Jones County, Ga.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Loaned for microfilming, 1963.


[after identification of item(s)], Elim Baptist Church (Jones County, Ga.) records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, 1963.

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Collection Description

Historical Note

Elim Baptist Church, located in Jones County, Georgia, was founded circa 1805.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of two volumes of church minutes: Volume I, beginning April 5, 1874 and ending October 22, 1898, and Vol. II, beginning August 8, 1914 and ending April 27, 1919.

Vol. I also contains "Articles of Faith," p. 1; "Gospel Order," p. 2; "Church Covenant," p. 3; "Decorum, Or Rules for the Government of Elim Church," pp. 4-5; and "Roll of Elim Church," which gives names of members, the date of their reception (and whether they were received by letter or expression of faith), the date of their dismissal (and whether this occurred by letter, death, or exclusion), the date of their restoration, and the name of the person by whom they were baptized.

On pp. 20-21 in Vol. II are entries of "conference" meetings for August 8, September 12, and October 10, 1920, and June 26, 1921. On p. 188 is a list of persons responsible for "Housekeeping" for the year October 1916-October 1917. Also included are a number of stubs of church letters, 2 letters about church membership, a program of the "Baptist W.M.U. of Central Association, March 20, 1931, Monticello, GA"; a report blank for the Sunday School of the Church to the Convention, and a 9-page booklet on church remodeling published by the Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tennessee.

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