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Warren County, Tennessee
1828 Membership List, Primitive Baptist Church
Mark Mitchell, dec'd
James Clark
Sally Johnson dec'd
Aaron Rea, dec'd
Samuel Fleming
Wm. Braswell
Simon Combs
Ann Mitchell, wife of Mark
Susannah Ledbetter
Charity Combs
Nancy Fleming
John Fleming
Jeremiah Combs
Martin Johnson
Sally Brewer
David Brewer
Sally Elkins
Jacob Drake
Phoeba Drake
Abner Rae
Alsy Rae
Ruth Drake
James Aherson
Patty Countiss
Patty Guthrie
Charles Whitely
Ransom Lane
Sally Whitely
Nancy Lane
Eva Grissom
Viney Braswell
Wm. Grissom
Nancy Isham
Isaac Countiss
Patty Combs
Tempie Combs
Nancy Matthews
John Lane
Sally Sewell Sr.
Delila Atkinson
Isabel Boyd
Rebecca Mayfield
Dorothy Johnson
Lyda Phifer
Hannah Schurbert
Leatrice Johnson
Elizabeth Medley Sarah Lane
Jams Gourd
Margaret Gourd
Wm. Gest
Shadrach Mooneyham
Sarah Clark
Levina Pryor
Charity Dansey (Rhodes)
John McCarver
Samuel Madley
Nancy McGinnes
Mary Carlen
Martha Smith
Henry Moulder
Mary Moulder
Polly Johnson
John Wilson
Lydia Wilson
Franky Ledbetter
Charles Hutcheson
Caroline Potts
Crpy Dotson
Rebecca Scurlock
Sarah Hutcheson
Peggy Rodes
Charity Rodes
Rhoda Russell
Martha Scurlock
Jesse Dean
Amy Dean
Oney Holland
Barnett Owens
Sarah Bracher
Polly Grissom
Elizabeth Smith
Martha Wood
Allen Bracher
Thorby Webb
Rachael Green
William Neal
Hannah Neal
Matthew Douglas
Charity Roads
Wm. Burgess
Anna Jaco
Samson Dotson
Sela Dotson
Calvin Martin
Noah Hoggatt
Jeu McGregor and wife
Wm Smith and wife
Robert C. Durham
Ann Grissom
Mary Thomas
William Case
Elizabeth Case

Source: Transcription, Madison Co, AR Genealogical & Historical Society Library, Madison County, Arkansas.

Notes: The year 1828 appears to be the year this list was begun, and probably the year the Rocky River Baptist Church was organized. It is possible that all of the above individuals were 'charter members,' or it may be that new members were added to the list over a period of time. At this time, insufficient research has been completed to make that judgement. We do know, however, that the church clerk added later comments to the list: For example, Sally (COMBS) Johnson did not die until 1829 (Goodspeeds' History of NW AR, p. 1097), the same year her widower, Martin JOHNSON, married Mary (WARREN?) Hawk (Polly JOHNSON), and Mark MITCHELL died 18 Apr 1838 (RW Pension File S38947).

We are attempting to create on these pages an annotated copy of the above list, and encourage researchers whose ancestors are listed above to submit genealogical data to 1828 RR Church Gen (Also note that we are seeking copy of the original in order to post a certified transcription). The following is a "bare-bones" beginning toward a complete annotated copy:


Rocky River Baptist Church
Warren County, Tennessee
Annotated 1828 Membership List, Primitive Baptist Church


Mark Mitchell, dec'd -- Mark MITCHELL, born 17 Jan 1754, possibly in England, served in the Revolutionary War, removed to Tennessee before 1793, died 18 Apr 1838, Warren Co, Tennessee; married (1) 26 March 1787, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper Co, Virginia , Mary RYDER, born 1771, died 1795-1806, Tennessee; married (2) probably in Tennessee, 1795-1806, Anna HAWK (See Ann MITCHELL), born 28 Dec 1777; died 12 Oct 1833, Warren Co, Tennessee. (Sources: Bev Lovett, Port Cairo, TX; RW Pension Application File No. S38947)

James Clark

Sally Johnson dec'd -- Sarah "Sally" COMBS, born 1779, NC or present-day Hawkins, TN, died 1829, Warren Co, TN; married Martin JOHNSON, Sr. (See Martin JOHNSON) (Primary Source: Goodspeeds' History of NW AR, biography of her son, Thomas Murrell JOHNSON).

Aaron Rea, dec'd -- son of Rev John REA (who died about 1811 in Warren Co, TN), married Nancy HOWELL, likely in Patrick Co, VA. Johnita P. Malone

Samuel Fleming

Wm. Braswell

Simon Combs -- son of Mason and Dorothy UNKNOWN Combs (Jr.); was born ca 1785, NC, d 1831-1833, Warren Co, TN; m Martha "Patty" MURRILL (See Patty Combs), born 1782, NC, d 1839, Warren County, Tennessee (Primary sources: 1802 Hawkins Co, TN land trust of Mason COMBS & Kingman Co, KS Biography of Simon & Martha's son, Albert COMBS)

Ann Mitchell , wife of Mark -- Anna HAWK, born 28 Dec 1777; died 12 Oct 1833, Warren Co, Tennessee; married Mark MITCHELL (See Mark MITCHELL). (Sources: Bev Lovett, Port Cairo, TX; RW Pension Application File No. S38947)

Susannah Ledbetter -- Susannah CHESSER, b 1785, d/o James CHESSER, married in Warren or Overton Co, TN, George LEDBETTER, b 1783, North Carolina, d 1863, War Eagle, Madison Co, AR. (See also Franky LEDBETTER) (Primary Sources: Researchers Ken Haughton and IRCHESSER@cs.com). James CHESHIR [CHESSER] is on the 1812 Warren County, Tennessee Tax Return of Benjn. LOCKHART.

Charity Combs -- Charity RHODES, b 1796-1798, North Carolina, d 1860, Kings River, Madison Co, AR; m Jeremiah COMBS (See Jeremiah COMBS) (Primary Source: Goodspeeds History of NW AR, biography of son, John D. COMBS)

Nancy Fleming -- Nancy COMBS, born 25 Nov 1797; died 26 Apr 1881, Llano Co, TX; married (1) 1812, Blue Springs Cove, Warren Co, TN, John FLEMMING (See John FLEMING); married (2) 29 May 1861 in Van Buren Co, TN, William NEAL. (Primary Source: Combs-Fleming Bible - partial)

John Fleming -- born 11 Apr 1790, North Carolina; d 1860, Van Buren Co, TN; married Nancy COMBS (See Nancy FLEMING) (Primary Source: Combs-Fleming Bible - partial)

Jeremiah Combs -- son of Mason and Dorothy UNKNOWN Combs (Jr.); born ca 1788 (Russell Co?) Virginia; d 1 Feb 1867, Kings River, Madison Co, AR; m ca 1810, Warren Co, TN, Charity RHODES (See Charity Combs). (Primary sources: 1802 Hawkins Co, TN land trust of Mason COMBS & Madison Co, AR biography of son, John D. Combs)

Simon Combs -- son of ; was born ca 1785, NC, d 1831-1833, Warren Co, TN; m Martha “Patty” MURRILL (See Patty Combs), born 1782, NC, d 1839, Warren County, Tennessee (Primary sources: 1802 Hawkins Co, TN land trust of Mason COMBS & Kingman Co, KS Biography of Simon & Martha's son, Albert COMBS)

Martin Johnson -- Martin JOHNSON, Sr., son of James and Elizabeth? _____ Johnson (Murrell); born 1776-1780, NC or TN; died 19 Jan 1851, Madison Co, AR; married (1) Sarah COMBS (See Sally JOHNSON); married (2) Mary Ann "Polly" WARREN Hawk (See Polly JOHNSON) (Primary Source: Goodspeeds' History of NW AR, biography of Thomas Murrell JOHNSON & Combs-Johnson-Murrell Genealogy)

Sally Brewer

David Brewer

Sally Elkins

Jacob Drake --son of Isaac and Ruth MURRAY Drake; born ca 1802, Tennessee. (See also Ruth DRAKE) (Primary Source: [to be entered]) (Also Note: This may not be the correct Jacob DRAKE)

Phoeba Drake -- Phoebe 'Feba' RAY, daughter of Rev. John RAY; born abt 1790; died Jan 1874, Van Buren Co, TN; married Elijah DRAKE, son of Benjamin DRAKE, born 1781 in Pennsylvania or Virginia; died 1856, Van Buren County, Tennessee (Primary Source: [to be entered])

Abner Rae

Alsy Rae

Ruth Drake --Ruth MURRAY, born ca 1775, Pennsylvania; d aft 1850, probably in Madison Co, AR; married Isaac DRAKE, son of Benjamin DRAKE; born ca 1774, Pennsylvania?, d bef 1850, probably in Madison Co, AR. (Sources: [to be entered]) (See also Jacob DRAKE and Phoeba DRAKE)

James Aherson

Patty Countiss

Patty Guthrie

Charles Whitely -- Charles Booth WHITELEY, son of Joseph and Sarah STOPPLETON Whiteley; born 26 Apr 1800, died 27 Apr 1875, Belton, Bell Co, TX; married Sarah CLARK (See Sally WHITELY). (Primary Sources: Johnson Tree with Tangled Branches, Ruth Helen Johnson England, Rt 8, Bob 424, Sparta, Tn; Frances Karnes, OK; Researcher Eddene Thompson, Vinita, OK)

Ransom Lane -- Ranson Fitzgerald Lane, born 17 Oct 1784, Greene County, Tennessee, son of Aquilla Lane and Agnes Fitzgerald; died About 1835 in Madison County, Arkansas. Although we could not locate his headstone during a visit in October 2007, family information passed along is that he is buried in the Lane Cemetery, Loy, Madison County, Arkansas. This cemetery is not well kept and there are many graves overgrown with vegetation. Also, the person who bought the land removed many of the stones to plow the field. Ranson married Nancy Hall abt. 1811 in Tennessee. She was born Abt. 1790 in England, parents unknown, died abt. 1835 in Madison County, Arkansas, about the same time as her husband. Some family members believed she was also buried in the Lane Cemetery, Loy, Madison County, Arkansas. Sources: Carolyn Sue Lane Lewis (family lore) “Ranson (appears as Ransom in the list) and Nancy Lane, who both appear on this list, were my great great grandparents. Some of the information has been passed down from my aunt Beulah Lane Stephenson, who is now deceased, and some has been gathered from other researchers via Ancestry.com.”

Sally Whitely -- Sarah CLARK, born 1800-1810, married Charles WHITELEY (See Charles WHITELY) (Primary Sources: Johnson Tree with Tangled Branches, Ruth Helen Johnson England, Rt 8, Bob 424, Sparta, Tn; Frances Karnes, OK; Researcher Eddene Thompson, Vinita, OK)

Nancy Lane

Eva Grissom

Viney Braswell

Wm. Grissom

Nancy Isham

Isaac Countiss

Patty Combs -- Martha “Patsy” MURRILL, (See Patsy Combs), born 1782, NC, d 1839, Warren Co, TN; married 1809, Simon COMBS (See Simon Combs) (Primary source: Kingman Co, KS Biography of Simon & Martha's son, Albert COMBS)

Tempie Combs -- unidentified, but see 1815 Rocky River, Warren Co, TN Land Grant)

Nancy Matthews

John Lane

Sally Sewell Sr.

Delila Atkinson

Isabel Boyd -- Isabel HILLIS, died 12 Oct 1867, Van Buren Co, TN, daughter of John HILLIS, d Scott Co, KY; m William BOYD, b 22 Sep 1758, NC, d 1 Apr 1816 (Primary Source: (See 1812 Warren County, Tennessee Tax Return of Benjamin Lockhart).

Rebecca Mayfield

Dorothy Johnson -- possibly Dolly, eldest daughter of Martin & Sarah COMBS Johnson

Lyda Phifer

Hannah Schurbert

Leatrice Johnson -- possibly "Tisha" aka "Lishley" Combs, b ca 1780, SC, d aft 1850, probably in Madison Co, AR; m William JOHNSON, son of James and Elizabeth? _____ Johnson (Murrell) , and brother to Martin JOHNSON, Sr.. (See also Martin JOHNSON) (Source: Researcher C. Hammett, carhammett@mindspring.com) (See also Combs-Johnson-Murrell Genealogy)

Elizabeth Medley

Sarah Lane

Jams Gourd -- James GOAD, son of Robert GOAD, Sr.; b 1775-1785, died 23 May 1829; married Margaret SHOCKLEY (See Margaret GOURD) (Primary Source: Researcher Faye Sandy, email: TBRV99A) (See also Martha WOOD)

Margaret Gourd -- Margaret SHOCKLEY, daughter of William or Thomas SHOCKLEY; born 1785-1792, died aft 1850, Arkansas; married (1) in White or Warren Co, TN, James GOAD (See Jams GOURD); married (2) John FRANKLIN, b abt 1787, North Carolina; died after 1850, Arkansas. (Primary Source: Researcher Faye Sandy, email: TBRV99A)

Wm. Gest

Shadrach Mooneyham -- born 1750-1760, father of Judah who m John McCARVER. (See John McCarver) Sources: Researcher Wilma Lawrence, Huntsville, AR; 1830 Warren County, Tennessee Census, Page 364, Line 11: Mooneyham, Shadrach: 0000100001-001000001

Sarah Clark

Levina Pryor

Charity Dansey (Rhodes)

John McCarver --born ca 1796, Scotland or Tennessee, d aft 1850, Madison Co, Arkansas; married ca 1818, in Tennessee, Judith/Judah MOONEYHAM, daughter of Shadrach MOONEYHAM, b ca 1790, North Carolina, d aft 1850, Madison Co, AR. Primary Source: Researcher Wilma Lawrence, Huntsville, AR. (See also Shadrach Mooneyham)

Samuel Madley

Nancy McGinnes

Mary Carlen

Martha Smith

Henry Moulder

Mary Moulder

Polly Johnson -- Mary Ann "Polly" WARREN(?), born 1774-1781, North Carolina; d 1860-1869, Madison Co, AR; married (1) ca 1800, possibly in Sullivan Co, TN, Jacob HAWK, d 1829, Warren Co, TN; married (2) Jun 1829, Warren Co, TN, Martin JOHNSON, Sr. (See Martin JOHNSON)

John Wilson

Lydia Wilson

Franky Ledbetter --Francis BROOKS, b ca 1762, married Arthur LEDBETTER; mother of George LEDBETTER who married Susannah CHESSER. (See also Susannah LEDBETTER)

Charles Hutcheson

Caroline Potts

Crpy Dotson

Rebecca Scurlock

Sarah Hutcheson

Peggy Rodes

Charity Rodes

Rhoda Russell

Martha Scurlock

Jesse Dean

Amy Dean

Oney Holland

Barnett Owens -- born 1805, Wilkes Co, North Carolina; married 1829, Warren Co, Tennessee, Mahala COMBS, b 1810, Warren Co, Tennessee, daughter of Simon and Martha MURRILL Combs. Barnett and Mahala COMBS Owens removed to Madison Co, AR between 1840 and 1850. (Primary sources: Researcher Ken Haughton; Family Bible in the possession of Lela Brooks, Myrtle Point, OR; 1830 & 1840 Census of Warren Co., TN; 1850 Madison Co, AR Census; Ancestral Files)

Sarah Bracher (See Allen Bracher)

Polly Grissom

Elizabeth Smith

Martha Wood --Martha (Margaret?) GOAD, daughter of James and Margaret SHOCKLEY Goad; married George WOOD; George and Martha (Margaret?) GOAD Wood later removed to Madison Co, Arkansas (nb: Need to recheck source) (See also Jams GOURD and Margaret GOURD)

Allen Bracher (Bratcher)(Bradshaw), born before 1800, the first son of Canada and Rachel "Biddy" ROBINSON Bratcher, married Sarah (Unknown); owned property in Warren County Tennessee and died 1836, leaving Sarah, Rachel, Allen, Lucenda, Eli Jubilee, Joshua. (Primary Source: Researcher Ben Bratcher, Sources: 1830 Warren Census; Death: Probate 1836 Will Book 1, page 219, Warren Co., TN; Land: Warren County, Tennessee entry 2311, 1827, survey 1827, book 2, page 43, 100 acres.

Thorby Webb

Rachael Green

William Neal -- born 10 Nov 1777, Virginia; m 19 May 1798, Grainger Co, TN, Hannah JONES (See also Hannah NEAL) (Source: Researcher Sandra Boyse, Warren TN County GenWeb query, 1996)

Hannah Neal -- born 17 Sep 1773, m William NEAL (See William NEAL) (Source: Researcher Sandra Boyse, Warren TN County GenWeb query, 1996)

Matthew Douglas

Charity Roads

Wm. Burgess

Anna Jaco

Samson Dotson

Sela Dotson

Calvin Martin

Noah Hoggatt

Jeu McGregor and wife

Wm Smith and wife

Robert C. Durham

Ann Grissom

Mary Thomas

William Case

Elizabeth Case

Note: The above is a 'working' copy. Collection of additional data is still in progress, and will be posted as soon as available. Researchers with additional information are requested to email Webmaster.


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