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A History of Kentucky Baptists
By J. H. Spencer

Chapter 31
Baptist Operations from 1810 to 1820 -- Foreign Missions -- Statistics

The great revival may be said to have subsided, in 1803. A spiritual dearth followed it, and continued seven years. Infidelity revived, immorality correspondingly increased, and the churches were greatly tried. But, however painful and, much to be deplored are such seasons of barrenness, they are not without beneficial results. The faithful are tried, and strengthened by the trial, and the churches are purged of their dross.

In 1810, God was pleased again to visit his people with a precious outpouring of his Spirit. The revival at this time did not spread so rapidly, nor were so many converted as in 1800-3. Still it was a glorious work of divine grace. It began in Long Run Association, where 956 were added to the churches, during the year. It was about three years in spreading over the State. In 1811, 605 were added to the churches in Elkhorn, in 1811-13, 1078 were added to those of North District, and during the same period, 622, to those of Russells Creek. Most of the churches over the State received enlargement during the revival. Frequent earthquakes occurred during the year 1811, which gave much alarm to the people, especially in the western part of the State, where "the shakes," as they were called, were most violent. This phenomenon, doubtless, added much to the seriousness of the people, and probably led many to repentance. The next year, Congress declared war with Great Britain, which confirmed the superstitious in their belief that "the shakes" betokened some great calamity.

In May, 1812, the first number of The Kentucky Missionary and Theological Magazine was printed at Frankfort, Ky. It was edited by Stark Dupuy, a young Baptist preacher, well known in later years as the editor of a popular song book titled
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Dupuy's Hymns. The magazine contained thirty-six pages, and was issued quarterly, at fifty cents a year. It was devoted principally to missionary and revival intelligence, and was edited with fair ability. It was the first Baptist periodical known to have been published in the west. At the close of the first volume, in March, 1813, its publication was suspended, in consequence of the British war. In August of the same year, Silas M. Noel commenced the publication of the Gospel Herald, at the same place. After the issue of one, or, perhaps two volumes, it was discontinued for want of patronage.

About this period, the subject of foreign missions first began to be agitated among the Baptists of Kentucky. The circumstances that brought the subject immediately before them, at this time, may be briefly stated.

In September, 1810, a society composed of members of several different religious denominations, and styled The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, was formed in the State of Massachusetts. Under the auspices of this board, Adoniram Judson, was sent as a missionary to India. He and his wife with other appointees, set sail, on the 18th of February, 1812, from Salem, Massachusetts, on board the ship Caravan. They arrived at Calcutta on the 18th of June following. Luther Rice and other appointees of the same board, sailed from Philadelphia on the ship Harmony, the day following Mr. Judsonís departure from Salem, and arrived at Calcutta six weeks after Mr. Judsonís arrival.

During their passage, Mr. Judson thought much of the circumstance, that he was going to Serampore, where all were Baptists, and that he should, in all probability, have occasion to defend infant sprinkling. To be prepared for this exigency, he began to examine the foundation of pedobaptism. At an early period of the examination, he suggested his difficulties to his wife, and after a solemn and prayerful investigation, they both became satisfied that the immersion of a believer in the name of Christ is the only Christian baptism. They were both baptized, in the Baptist chapel, in Calcutta. Mr. Rice, also, entered into an examination of the subject, and in a few weeks afterward, he was also baptized.

Their situation was now embarrassing. Their connection with the American Board was virtually dissolved, and it was
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doubtful whether the Baptists in America would organize a society, and direct their attention to Foreign Missions. The brethren at Serampore wrote letters to some of the most distinguished Baptists in this country, recommending to their attention the favorable opening for their enterprise in this great work. This small missionary band were impressed with the conviction, that it was the duty of Mr. Rice to return to the United States and employ his efforts in awakening the Baptist churches to the importance of the subject. In the meantime, providence directed Mr. and Mrs. Judson to the Burman empire, as the scene of their future labors. Mr. Rice, accordingly, returned and, sustained by many brethren of enlarged benevolence and influence, and particularly by the special providence that threw this opportunity in their way, was highly successful in awakening a missionary spirit, and originating a large number of missionary societies in various parts of the country1

Of messengers from these missionary societies and other Baptist organizations, was formed in Philadelphia, in April, 1814, "the Baptist General Convention," since called "The General Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States for Foreign Missions." This convention appointed a Board of Managers, known to the country as the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions. Dr. William Staughton of Philadelphia, where the Board was located, was electedCorresponding Secretary, and Luther Rice acted as General Agent of the Board. Mr. Rice had previously written letters to some of the ministers and associations, and when the Board printed, in 1815, its first annual report, several copies were sent to each association in Kentucky. Most of the associations entered cordially into correspondence with the Board; some of them took up collections and forwarded the money to the Board immediately -- and of these Russells Creek has the honor of being the first and most liberal -- some of them hesitated, and were confused on the subject, while a few promptly rejected the correspondence.

Mr. Rice visited most of the Associations in Kentucky, in 1815, and was very cordially received. Many of the Associations took up very liberal collections, for the object he represented, and, but for the alarm of a few preachers, who were
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jealous of an imaginary encroachment on church independence, or were startled at the idea of novelty, there is every appearance that Kentucky Baptists would have been almost a unit, in favor of Foreign Missions.

Previous to 1816, there was not an Anti-mission Baptist in Kentucky, so far as known. In every association, where a missionary enterprise was proposed, it met with universal favor. In the early period of the first churches, planted on the soil of Kentucky, missionaries were sent to the surrounding country. The oldest church in what was then called West (now Middle) Tennessee, was constituted by Ambrose Dudley and John Taylor. These ministers, in 1791, traveled through a wilderness, on horseback, nearly two hundred miles, where they were constantly exposed to destruction by the Indians, to establish the Redeemer's cause in this remote settlement. John Sutton and James Sutton were afterward sent, in turn, by Elkhorn Association, to minister to this church, and the moderator was directed to pay them -- £13, 12s, 8d, for this service. Buck Creek church, in Shelby county, sent William McCoy and George Waller to preach to the first church planted in Indiana, and Elkhorn Association sent John Taylor and John Gano to minister to the first church planted in Ohio. Tates Creek and South Kentucky Associations sent ministers to Chaplain, Green River and other points to supply destitution. Elkhorn, as before shown sent John Young to preach to the Indians, and Long Run sent Henson Hobbs to Missouri Territory. It is abundantly evidenced by church and associational records, that the Baptists of Kentucky were imbued with the spirit of missions, from the beginning. Yet, even at this early period, there were germs of evil at work, which ultimately grew into a bitter opposition to missions and theological education.

The opposition to missions and an educated ministry, which prevailed among a small faction of the Kentucky Baptists, at a later period, did not originate in covetousness; "for no people, from the earliest times," says Dr. J. M. Peck, "were more generous and prompt to make contributions for public purposes. There has been a profuseness -- a kind of prodigality in their gifts on public occasions.

"During the war of 1812-15, intelligence reached Kentucky, from the north-western frontiers, that the army was suffering
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for want of provisions and clothing. In a few days, both sexes and all classes were gathering supplies; pack-horses and wagons, loaded with necessaries, were on the march through the wilderness, and so abundant were the donations, that the officers in command sent back expresses to stay the profusion.

"When the late Rev. Luther Rice first visited the churches in Kentucky and Tennessee, and brought before them the subject of Foreign Missions, the contributions were larger than in any other States. We have attended camp-meetings and associations in this Valley, where members of the church and other persons in the settlement would expend five hundred dollars in providing for the accommodation and entertainment of all who came from a distance. We must look for some other cause than want of liberality in western people for the origin of their prejudices."2

There were two causes manifest, that led to opposition to missions and an educated ministry. The first was the character of preaching among the pioneers, the second was the sufferings endured by their most prominent ministers, and others, at the hands of the Episcopal hierarchy, in Virginia and the Carolinas, before the Revolution. The one rendered missions unnecessary and presumptuous; the other illustrated the evils of system in religious operations, and of learning in the ministry.

Most of the ministers among the Regular Baptists in Kentucky, at an early period, were what would now be called hypercalvinistic. They were men of vigorous intellects, but of very limited education. They studied the English Bible very closely, but without much aid from Biblical literature. Having but a limited knowledge of the structure and use of language in the English Scriptures, it is not remarkable that they should have construed some figurative passages literally, and misinterpreted others that were literal. In their theological system, Christ died to redeem the elect, "gave himself for the church." His sacrifice was a literal payment of a debt for his people. Of course none but his people had any part in the sacrifice. "Sinners were 'dead in trespasses and sins;' therefore, they could no more help themselves than a dead man; and as it is the office-work of the Holy Spirit to quicken the
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dead, the mode of preaching the doctrineof regeneration as the work of the Almighty Spirit, was in such a form, and by such illustrations, as to leave the impression that the gospel was preached, not to convert sinners, but to comfort God's people. It was at a much later period that these crude speculations exhibited their legitimate fruits in practical antinomianism.

"At a subsequent period, the hyper-Calvinistic doctrines were made more prominent, and speculations were taught, until antinomianism in spirit, theory, and practice prevailed to a ruinous extent among the churches in the Mississippi Valley."3 Finally "eternal justification," the doctrine of the "two seeds" and the "two-souls" doctrine, with other equally absurd speculations, were insisted on with earnest persistency, until schisms were produced, and a number of small factions were severed from the main body of the denomination. But it was before these divisions, and while the subsequent schismatics were still a factor in the Baptist denomination, that opposition to missions was first manifested.

With men, holding these speculations as articles of faith, opposition to missions was natural, especially when they apprehended danger to their liberties from organized societies as mediums for carrying on missionary operations. If all God's people were eternally justified, literally purchased, or have all their obligations met by the sacrifice of Christ, while there are no provisions made for the salvation of others, and they are quickened from the dead (in sin) by the Holy Spirit-regenerated before they can hear the gospel, the tidings of salvation could, at most, do no more than merely comfort such as were already saved; of course the gospel could be of no benefit to those for whom no provisions were made, and who, being dead, could not hear it. To attempt to lead men to salvation, therefore, would be not only useless, but sacrilegiously presumptuous, in as much as it would be an attempt to subvert Godís designs.

On the other hand, these enthusiastic lovers of liberty, and especially religious liberty, feared that the organization of missionary societies, which they supposed would control large amounts of money, would lead to a religious establishment;
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and their past experience, with that of their fathers handed down to them through tradition, caused them to dread and abhor this more than civil bondage.

Most of the early settlers of Kentucky were from Virginia and the Carolinas. In these provinces the Episcopal church was established by law. As the country was settled, it was laid off into districts, called parishes, somewhat after the manner that our counties are divided into common school districts, except that the parishes were larger than our school districts. A meeting-house was built ineach parish, at the public expense. To this, a tract of land containing at least two hundred acres, and called a plebe, was attached, and a comfortable residence built on it for the benefit of the preacher, who, in technical language, was called the rector, but was popularly known as the parson. The preachers were educated in England to the profession of the christian ministry, without regard to their having made any profession of personal religion. They were appointed in legal form as religious teachers in these parishes. Each was allowed a salary of sixteen thousand pounds of tobacco a year. This salary was to be paid by the people in his parish. None but these parsons were allowed to preach in the country. Many of them were not only wanting in piety, but were openly profligate in their lives. Dissenters from the established church, who ventured to preach in any portion of the country, were subject, not only to rude and violent persecution by mobs, instigated by these profligate parsons, but were also subject to legal fines and imprisonment. Many of the Baptists, who afterwards settled in Kentucky, had been compelled to pay taxes to support these "learned preachers," and not a few of their preachers had suffered violent persecution and endured protracted imprisonment "for preaching the gospel of the Son of God contrary to law." Lewis Craig, Elijah Craig, John Shackleford, Thomas Ammen, John Tanner, and perhaps others of the pioneer preachers in Kentucky had suffered from confinement in Virginia jails. John Tanner had been shot and dangerously wounded for immersing a lady in North Carolina. David Barrow and William Mathews had been thrice dipped in foul ponds and held under the water till they were almost drowned, and the eloquent David Thomas and a number of others had suffered rude indignities from mobs, who, as Morgan Edwards
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facetiously says, "had not wit enough to sin in a decent manner."

A remembrance of these things made the Baptists of Kentucky watchful of every tendency that might possibly lead to the recurrence of such a state of degradation. When they contrasted the sincere piety, self-sacrifice and constant devotion to their holy calling, of their own illliterate preachers, who were "called of God as Aaron was," with the profligate lives of the learned "parsons" who had been selected and trained by men for the gospel ministry, it was by no means strange that they should be suspicious of "men-made preachers." Besides this, they had a striking illustration of their belief constantly before their eyes. The Presbyterians composed the only denomination in the country that boasted a learned ministry, and yet, of all the denominations in the State, they proved themselves most deficient in the elements of success. And despite all the learned logic of the schools, practical men, such as were the pioneer Kentuckians, will deduce their theories from the facts of which they are cognizant.

It will have been observed by the thoughtful reader that no faction, even of the Baptists, has ever opposed either education or missions abstractly. The opposition of those known as Antimission Baptists, which are now proven by their preserved official statistics never to have been numerous, as will be seen in due time, was against theological schools and missionary . And this opposition originated in the fear that men would be educated in such schools to the profession of the ministry, without regard to a call from God to the sacred office, as had been the case in Europe, and even in many instances in this country, and the misapprehension that power might be vested in such societies for the abridgement of religious liberty.

The most prominent opposers of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, in Kentucky, were the venerable John Taylor and the eccentric Daniel Parker. Of the piety, usefulness, and strong practical good sense, in general, of Mr. Taylor, there can be no doubt. He was illiterate, in the scholastic meaning of that term, but by no means an ignorant man. The late distinguished Dr. W. Vaughan had so high an opinion of his discression that he was heard to say, with emphasis: "Everything John Taylor ever wrote is worth reading." But the Foreign Mission
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enterprise was new in this country, and originated among the "Yankees," who were still holding on to the Ghost of a religous establishment. It is probable that the young men who were conducting the interests of the Mission Board, in the West, were not as prudent as they should have been. Mr. Taylor came to an unfavorable conclusion, as to the propriety of the measure of the Board, and too hastily published a closely printed pamphlet of 34 pages, against the whole enterprise. It was written with considerable ingenuity, and in that kind of style that most readily affects the illiterate. It exhibits more passion and prejudice, than reason and logic. He expresses his strongest objection to the enterprise, and, perhaps, the single one that induced him to write the pamphlet, in the following sentence: "I consider these great men are verging close on an aristocracy, with an object to sap the foundation of Baptist republican government."4 It is believed that Mr. Taylor repented of having writted on the subject; some remarks he makes in his biographical sketch of Absalom Graves, published seven years later, indicates that he had changed his mind on the subject. But his pamphlet had gone forth on its pernicious mission, and probably did more to check the cause of missions, in Kentucky, than any other publication of the period.

Daniel Parker was the most persistent and effective opposer of missions, in the Mississippi Valley. When the subject of Foreign Missions was first introduced into Kentucky in 1814, he lived in Sumner county, Tennessee, within a few miles of the Kentucky line, and preached in both States. He had been preaching about eight years, and had been in an almost perpetual controversy with the Methodists and Newlights. "This," says he, "is the way I became a man of war." When the reports of the Convention and its Board reached the churches in his neighborhood, setting forth the object, plans of operation and prospects of the scheme of Foreign Missions, he at once gave his attention to the subject. "At the first view," says he, "I was wonderfully pleased with the prospect of the gospel being extended with such rapidity." The subject was introduced into the Association of which he was a member, in 1814, and referred to the churches for their consideration. Mr. Parker
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did not commit himself on the subject. In 1815, a majority of the churches reported themselves adverse to "the mission business." Luther Rice was present at the Association. Mr. Parker publicly opposed the whole scheme of Foreign Missions. From this time till his death, he opposed Missions, theological schools and all benevolent societies, with a tireless energy and perseverance, and with all the means he could command. For several years he traveled extensively in Kentucky, as well as in other sections of the country, sowing the seeds of discord with an unsparing hand. Several preachers of considerable local influence adopted his views of Missions, among whom were Andrew Nuckols, James Tompkins, Richard Newport, and, at a subsequent period, R.W. Ricketts, Thomas P. Dudley, Jordan Walker and others less known.

DANIEL PARKER, a son of John Parker, was born in Culpeper county, Va.. He was taken by his parents to Georgia, where he was raised up in extreme poverty, and with only education enough to enable him barely to read the New Testament. He was converted under the ministry of Moses Sanders and received into Nails Creek Baptist church in Franklin county, Georgia, where he was baptized, in January, 1802. Shortly afterwards, he received a license from the church, and began to exercise in public. Next year he moved to what is now Dixon county, Tennessee. Here, in Turnbull church, he was ordained, May 20, 1806, by Garner McConnico, John Record and John Turner. About 1806, he moved to Sumner county, Tennessee, where he united with Hopewell church. A few years afterwards, he settled on the Ridge, in the same county, and near the Kentucky line. Here he remained till 1817, when he moved to the south-eastern part of Illinois, where he did most of his life work -- in the main, if not altogether, a most mischievous one.

In 1820, he published, in a pamphlet of 38 pages, "A Public Address to the Baptist Society," in opposition to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions. This Address was republished, in 1824, with another of nearly the same length, and on the same subject, addressed to Maria Creek church. About the year 1826, he published a pamphlet, setting forth what he called the Doctrine of the Two- Seeds. It was a modification of the ancient speculative philosophy of Manicheus. He does not
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claim to have been the first advocate of the Two-Seeds Doctrine, but accredits this honor to an old brother in Tennessee, whom he had heard make a few remarks on the subject, about the year 1810, and whom he rebuked sharply for teaching such heresy. He does not give the name of the old brother. After studying the subject, sixteen years, he became fully convinced of the truth of the doctrine, and set it forth in the pamphlet spoken of above.

In treating the subject, Mr. Parker premises, and attempts to prove that the two existing moral, or spiritual principles, or essences which he recognizes, are eternal and self-existing. He attempts to investigate them on the principle of chemical analysis. The essence of God is God; the essence of Evil is the Devil, who is called in the Bible, by several additional names, as Satan, the Serpent, and other titles. Good angels are emanations from, or "particles of God." Evil angels are particles of the Devil. God created Adam and Eve and endowed them with an emanation from himself. They were wholly good. Satan diffused into them particles of his essence, by which they were corrupted. God appointed that Eve should bear a certain number of offspring, and this appointment was extended to her daughters, in all their generations. After the fall, God greatly multiplied the conception of Eve: so that she was now not only appointed to bear the original number, who were to be "the seed, or children of God, but also an additional number, who were to be "the seed of the Serpent," or "the children of the Devil." All the seed of God were so connected with Christ as to form a unit, or "body," of which Christ was the head, and, by way of pre-eminence, was called "the seed;" but when so called, it was understood that all the members of the body were included. But, in all this family, Satan diffused his essence, till "they became as corrupt and sinful as the Devil himself." It was now necessary to make an atonement for their sins. The divine essence became incarnate in Christ (including his body), and Christ (including all the seed in himself), was crucified for the sins of Godís children. This done, God, at his appointed time, and by his superior powers, would expel the evil essence from them, and thus accomplish their salvation.

Meanwhile, the Serpent's seed, with bodies created by the power of God, in the same measure in which he created his own
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children, were, nevertheless, emanations from, or particles of the Evil essence. As the good essence was incarnate in the seed of God, so the Evil essence was incarnate in the seed of the Serpent. All the manifestations of good or evil in men were but manifestations of the good or evil essences within them. The Christian warfare was only a war between essences. God was superior in power, but, for wise purposes [explained by the advocate of the system], he chose to exert only such measure of power as was necessary for the preseveration of his children. Lastly, the final punishment of the wicked will be only the punishment of Satan within them, and, though not directly so stated by the defender of the system, the inference is irresistable, that the final joys of the saints will be only the joys of God dwelling in them.

Such was the doctrine of the Two Seeds, which added its quota to the sum of opposition to missions. It caused no small distress to the churches in southern Illinois and Indiana, and split at least two associations in Kentucky. Sometime after Mr. Parker published his views on this subject, he issued another pamphlet, titled "The Second Dose of the Doctrine of the Two Seeds." In October, 1829, he commenced the publication of THE CHURCH ADVOCATE, a monthly devoted to the opposing of missions. It run through two volumes, and was discontinued for want of patronage. After this, Mr. Parker, though scarcely beyond mid life, and in vigorous health seems to have written but little. But he lost no opportunity to exert the full force of his influence, against the cause of missions.

Despite the opposition that began to exhibit itself so soon after the subject of Foreign Missions was introduced among the churches, much interest, and a commendable zeal was manifested in its favor. As early as 1816, we find no less than six missionary societies in Kentucky, viz.: Kentucky Baptist Society for Propagating the Gospel; the Green River Country Society, auxiliary to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions; the Bardstown Society, auxiliary to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions; the Mt. Sterling Society, auxiliary to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions; the Shelbyville Society, auxiliary to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions; and the Washington Kentucky Missionary Society, auxiliary to the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions. The first named of these societies,
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held its meetings at Lexington; the names of the others indicate their localities. It has already been observed that liberal collections had been taken up at several of the associations and forwarded to the Board at Philadelphia.

As if God would show his approval of these efforts of his people to send the gospel to the heathen, another precious revival of religion was vouchsafed to the churches during 1817 and the three years following and many people were added to the Lord. During this revival season the Kentucky Missionary Society established a school for Indian children near Georgetown, Kentucky, to which they gave the name of Choctaw Academy. The school opened with eight red children, in the spring of 1819. The number of students increased from year to year, till it became a large and flourishing school. In 1828, seventeen of the Indians in this school were baptized into Great Crossing church, in Scott county, and of the number, Sampson Birch and Robert Jones became preachers of the gospel among their people in the far West.

The decade extending from 1810 to 1820, was one of great prosperity to the Baptists of Kentucky. There were ten associations formed during that period.Gasper River was taken from the west end of Red River, in 1812. Burning Spring was constituted, in the northern part of the mountain region of the State, in 1814. Franklin was taken from Elkhorn and Long Run, the same year. South Union was constituted in the upper Cumberland Valley, in 1815. Goshen was taken from the west end of Salem, in 1816. Nolynn was taken from the west end of South Kentucky, in 1819. Highland was taken from the north-east part of Little River, in 1820. And Drakes Creek was taken from Gasper River the same year.

The Methodists had also been prosperous. Their statistics for 1820 showed twenty-eight circuits, 50 preachers, and 15,400 members.

The Presbyterians had five Presbyteries, thirty-nine ministers and 3,478 members. We have no statistics of the Cumberland Presbyterians and Newlights. We estimate the membership of the former, at 3, 500, and that of the latter, at 5,000. Other denominations were insignificant in numbers.

The whole number of the Baptists was 31,639, while the population of the State was 564, 317. This gave one Baptist
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in round numbers, to every seventeen of the population. The Baptists had, in the State, 491 churches, which gave one church to every 1, 149 of the population. For the year 1820, we have the official statistics of every association in the State, except Drakes Creek, a small fraternity which had been formed that year. In the table below its numbers are given from its minutes of 1822.

THE TABLE
Gives 1st, the date of the constitution of each association; 2d the name of the association; 3d, the name of one of the counties in which it lies; 4th, the number of churches, and 5th, the number of members.

DATE. 		ASSOCIATION 	        COUNTY 	        CHURCHES        MEMBERS 
1785 		Elkhorn 		Fayette 	30 		3,788 
1785 		Salem 			Hardin 		38 		1,640 
1793 		Tates Creek 		Madison 	22 		1,759 
1799 		Bracken 		Mason 		17 		1,482 
1800 		Green River 		Warren 	        24 		1,648 
1802 		North District 		Clark 		23 		1,996 
1802 		South District 		Washington 	21 		1,703 
1803 		S. Kentucky 		Casey 		25 		1,034 
1803 		North Bend 		Boone 		22 		1,412 
1803 		Long Run 		Jefferson 	38 		3,000 
1805 		Stocktons Val. 		Clinton 	12 		  689 
1804 		Russells Creek 		Green 		17 		  988 
1807 		Red River 		Todd 		15 		  946 
1809 		Cum. River 		Pulaski 	20 		  720 
1810 		Licking 		Bourbon 	21 		  913 
1812 		Gasper River 		Ohio 		22 		1,157 
1812 		Union 			Harrison 	13 		  613 
1813 		Little River 		Caldwell 	33 		1,369 
1814 		Burning Sp'g 		Morgan 	        14 		  339 
1814 		Franklin 		Franklin 	19 		1,709 
1814 		South Union 		Whitley 	11 		  274 
1816 		Goshen 		        Breckenridge 	21 		  773 
1819 		Nolynn 			LaRue 		14 		  800 
1820 		Highland 		Hopkins 	 9 		  429 
1820 		Drakes Creek 		Warren 	        11 		  519 
Total 	        25 				       491 	        31,689

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Notes


1 Lund's Memoirs of Dr. Straughton, pp. 174, 176.
2 Christian Review, pp. 499, 491.
3 Dr. Peck in Christian Review.
4 Thoughts on Missions, by John Taylor, 1819, p. 10.
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[John Henderson Spencer, A History of Kentucky Baptists, 1885; rpt. CHR&A, 1984.]



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