The Church Register of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Rock Springs Church, Monticello District, Drew Co., Arkansas

At first the church met as a Sunday School in member's homes in 1858; then in 1859 a log church was built for services.

[Many of the names that follow are incorrectly spelled, but I have not corrected the spelling, even when known to be incorrect, except for my own family. Also, dates are lacking for many of the persons listed, as to when they joined or withdrew from the church. When available, dates are supplied. Headings for each row are: Name/To Whom Married/ When-How Received]

Listed as they appear in the register with the first date of 1859:
David Mays/Mary Landingham [Mary Pugh Van Landingham]/By Transfer
John M. Carr/ - /By Transfer
Kilbey Bassett/ - /By Transfer
James T. Harris/ - /By Transfer
Jerry Nichols/ - /By Transfer
Thos. M. Gibson/E.P. Gladney/By Transfer
Jasper M. Carr/E.V. Matthews/By Transfer
Jimpey Chandler/ - /By Transfer
Hettie L. Carr/John M. Carr/By Transfer
Susann Ford/W.L. Ford/By Transfer
Hulda E. Nichols/Jerry Nichols/By Transfer
Sarah N. Harris/J.T. Harris [the word Miller or Wilder inserted above Harris/Transfer
Elizabeth P. Gibson/C.W. Dowell/By Transfer
Jane Harris/ - /By Transfer
Annie A. Harris/L.E. McKeown/By Transfer
Mary Mays/David Mays/By Transfer
Jane Brook/ - / By Transfer
Rebecca Bassett/ - /By Transfer
Nancy B. Bassett/B.F. Clegg/By Transfer
James C. Bassett/B.A. Clegg/By Vows
Mozelle Bassett/P.A. Coker/By Vows
Alfred F. Carr/ - /By Vows
John P. Carr/ - /By Vows
Martha Carr/ - /By Transfer
Benj. F. Clegg/Nancy B. Bassett/By Transfer
B. Ann Bassett/Jas. C. Bassett/By Transfer
E.R. Gibson/ - /By Transfer
S.R. Lauhon/Maachah Gibson/By Transfer
Samantha White/ -/Certificate
A.M. White/ - /Certificate
Ann E. White/T.D. Love/Certificate
Mattie Mays/Charles Nichols/Certificate
J.M. Reap/ - /Vows
R.S. Ford/ - /Vows
G.W. Mays/ - /Vows
J.O.E. Lauhon/ - /Vows
H.F. Nichols/ - /Vows
M.G. Everett/ - /Vows
S.L. Nelson/ - /Vows
J.E. Boyd/ - /Vows
J.S. Reap/ - /Vows
J.W. Akin/ - /Vows
J.H. Gross [John Harman Groce]/[Rosanna Mays]/Vows
J.L. Bishop/ - /Vows
H.G. Gibson/ - /Vows
I.M. Woodward/ - /Vows
T.M. White/ - /Vows
N.M. Lauhon/A.A. Matthews/Vows
Mattie Carr/ - /Vows
N.J. Gibson/D.K. Reap/Vows
E.J. Thomas/ - /Vows
J.A. Bishop/ - /Vows
Lou Mays/R.S. Wright/Vows
A.J. Everett/ - /Vows
N.E. Reap/ - /Vows
M.A. Woodward?/ - /Vows
N.A. Reap/ - /Vows
S.J. White/ - /Vows
J.W. Coker/ - /Vows
Jas. B. Wright/ - /Vows
Maachah Lauhon/S.R. Lauhon/Certificate
Valentine Sowers/ - /Certificate
Rebecca Sowers/ - /Certificate
Susan Hall/ - /Vows
James W. Brooks/ - /Vows
P.A. Coker/ - /Certificate
John T. Sowers/ - /Vows
Basha Brooks/ - /Vows
Susan Brooks/ - /Vows
D.T. Pulley/ - /Vows
Emma Strong/ - /Vows
Missouri Chandler/ - /1866 Certificate
Catherine Chandler/ - /Vows
Jane Pulley/ - /Vows
M.E. Pulley/ - /Certificate
C.C. Nichols/ - /Vows
W.F. Davis/ - /Vows
W.H. Nichols/ - /Vows
Elizabeth Pulley/ - /Vows
Elizabeth Mays/ - /Vows
D.C. Harris/ - /Vows
R.E. Mays/ - /Vows
Elizabeth M. Bishop/Thos. Gibson/Certificate
Margaret Carr/ - /Certificate
John E. Strong/ - /Vows
James L. Gibson/ - /Vows
Wm. M. Sullivan/ - /Vows
Andrew Clegg/ - /Vows
W.H. McCarver/ - /Vows
G. Malony/ - /Vows
Nancy E. Reap/ - /Certificate
Emma R. Lauhon/ - /Vows
Saml. Gaines/ - /1871 Vows
Geo. Ford/ - /Vows
Geo. Wells/ - /Vows
W.C. Gibson/ - /Certificate
J.K. Harris/ - /Vows
Amanda Coker/ - /Certificate
Mattie J. Wright/ - /Vows
Fannie Gibson/ - /Certificate
Ophelia Wells/ - /Vows
Myra A. Ford/J.S. Rhodes/Vows
Rozella White/J.D. McVay/Vows
J.S. Rhodes/Myra A. Ford/Vows
A.B. Shields/ - /Certificate
Susan Shields/ - /Certificate
Araminta Harris/A.D. Hilliard/Vows
D.N. Cotner/ - /Certificate
J.A. Robinson/ - /Certificate
T.D. Love/ - /Vows
Savilla Hilliard/ - /Vows
R.C.W. Hilliard/ - /Vows
Adella Rhodes/ - /Vows
Elizabeth Robinson/ - /Certificate
W.D. Robinson/ - /Vows
Adella Harris/ - /Vows
Emilie Robinson/ - /Vows
A... Crutchfield/ - /Vows
D.B. Gillham/ - /Certificate
M. Gillham/ - /Certificate
C.B. Rumph/ - /Vows
F.P. Butler/ - /Vows
Wm. T. Hamilton/ - /Vows
W.C. Hamilton/ - /Vows
Jas. L. Tull/ - /Vows
Sarah Tull/ - /Vows
Tom Stewart/ - /Vows
Susan Stewart/ - /Vows
T.F. Mays/ - /Vows
Mattie Seamore/ - Vows
Annie Cotner/ - /Vows
Nancie J. Lauhon/ - Vows
Lillie Owens/ - /Vows
T.S. Jackson/ - /Certificate
Bettie Jackson/ - /Certificate
Dorah Clegg/V.S. McClellan/Vows
Danl. Harper/ - /Vows
Belle Wallace/Van Landingham/Vows
E.V. Carr/ - /Certificate
Belle Ford/ - /Vows
Alice Nichols/ - /Vows
Ruth Groves/ - /Vows
Effie Carr/J.C. Knox/Vows
Mollie Fryar/ - /Certificate
Sallie Reap/ - /Certificate
Geo. Ballard/ - /Certificate
Frank Wallace/ - /Vows
Florence Shields/ - /Certificate
Nettie Shields/ - /Vows
W.A. Coker/ - /Vows
Chas. Coker/ - /Vows
J.A. Henry/ - /Vows
E.S. Henry/ - /Certificate
W.A. Garner/ - /Certificate
Mary A. Garner/ - /Certificate
Ida Garner/J.J. Jenkins/Certificate
J.M. Landingham [Jefferson Marshall Van Landingham]/- /Certificate
Letha Landingham [Sarah Aletha Randolph]/ - /Certificate
Barbara M. Blakely/Jno. H. Blakely/Certificate
Frank M. Blakely/ - /Vows
Robert Hamilton/ - /Vows
Jennie Clegg/ - /Vows
W.T. Wallace/ - /Vows
David Robinson/ - /Vows
John Robinson/ - /Vows
Amanda R. Strickland/ - /Vows
Dora Strong/ - /Vows
Alace Sowers/Will Seamore/Vows
Aida W. Ford/V.J. Trotter/Vows
S.J. Christmas/ - /Vows
Sallie Harper/ - /Vows
Emma Ford/J.L. Bishop/Vows
Leila Garner/R.M. Hammock [Rufus M.]/Vows
Annie Garner/ - /Vows
W.H. Lauhon/ - /Vows
Jno. S. Nichols/ - /Vows
J. Funderburk/ - /Vows
Nancy Funderburk/ - /Vows
Deby Smith/ - /Vows
Alice Wright/ - /Vows
Alice Gray/ - /Vows
Jennie Nichols/J.M. Wallace/Vows
Geo. W. Cotner/ - /Vows
Geo. Coker/ - /Vows
David McVay/ - /Vows
Chas. L. Cotner/ - /Vows April 1, 190X
[dates from here on are not necessarily in order]
Ione Clegg/ - /Vows 1883
Lucy B. Wright/ - /Vows
N. Jane Shelton/ - /Certificate
J.L. Clower/ - /Certificate
Faithie A. Clower/ - /Certificate
Margaret Clower/ - /Certificate
Minnie Gonder/ - /Vows
Luranie Clower/ - /Certificate
Sallie Clower/ - /Certificate
Sarah Fryar/[nee Van Landingham, widow of William Donald Fryar]/Certificate
Prudence Van Landingham/[never married]/Certificate
N.M. Patton/ - /Certificate
M.J. Patton/ - /Certificate
Jinnie Garner/ - /Vows
Hettie Knox/ - /Vows
J.C. Knox/ - /Vows
C.E. Calloway/ - /Vows
Jas. Jewel/ - /Certificate
Alice Shelton/ - /Vows
W.C. Hilliard/ - /Vows
Edw. P. Allen/ - /Vows
J.B. Moran/ - /Vows
W.L. Carr/ - /Vows
L.J. Mays/ - /Vows
S.L. Crowson/ - /Vows
W.F. Gross [William Franklin Groce]/[Roxanna Rogers]/Vows
D.A. Gross [David Albert Groce]/[Bertha E. Collins]/Vows
Cattie Wyatt/ - /Vows
J.B. Shelton/ - /Vows
Ursula Perry/ - /Vows
J.H. Garrett/ - /Vows
Sophia Garrett/ - /Vows
Luke H. Garrett/ - / Vows
Lousinda Wallace/ - /Certificate
T.W. Hurndon/ - /Vows
Jennie Moore/ - /Vows
J.H. Shelton/ - /Vows
F.E. Rhodes/ - /Vows
Hettie Garner/ - /Certificate
A.A. Matthews/ - /Vows
A.D. Hilliard/ - /Vows
C.H. Owens/ - /Vows
Marvin Shields/ - /Vows
J.A. Alexander/ - /Vows
Forest Chestnut/ - /Vows
P.H. Carr/ - /Vows
Ed Ford/ - /Vows
J.M. Wallace/ - /Vows
Ed Blakely/ - /Vows
A.M. Reviere/ - /Vows
J.T. Winningham/ - /Vows
G.E. Martin/ - /Vows
J.M. Bishop/ - /Vows
W.H. Mark/ - /Vows
Annie Harper/ - /Vows
E.A. Haney/ - /Vows
Rebecca Mays/[Wm. Gardner Mays]/Vows
Mattie Martin/Calhoun/Vows
Jinnie B. Mark/ - /Vows
Frankie Clegg/ - /Vows
Maude Gonder/Dave J. Mays/Vows
Edna Cotner/ - /Vows
Mary D. Mays/Handly/Vows
Ollie Mays/C.J.? Reap/Vows
Mary F. Hopkins/ - /Vows
Mahala Hamilton/ - /Vows
Annie Blakely/Kirkland/Vows
Mollie E. Alexander/ - /Vows
Carrie B. Reviere/ - /Vows
Edna M. [Van] Landingham/ - /Vows
Callie Reviere/ - /Vows
Dora Blakely/M.D. Sturgis/Certificate
Francis Beard/ - /Vows
Eliza Martin/ - /Vows
Dora Nichols/ - /Vows
Elin Nichols/ - /Vows
Cora Matthews/Halligan/Vows
T.P. Ely/ - /Certificate
H.L. Streis?/ - /Vows
M.L. Ely/ - /Certificate
Hanna Brethwit/Bruster?/Vows
Tillie? Wright/ - /Vows
Annie L. Cotner/ - /Certificate
J.R. Jones/ - /Certificate
J.J. Potts/ - /Certificate
P.H. Carr/ - /Vows
Walter McKeown/ - /Vows
Mattie [Van] Landingham/ - /Vows
Genie [Van] Landingham/Chas. Richardson/ Vows
Minnie R. Mays/Wright/Vows
Eve? Mays/ - /Vows
Estelle McKeown/Halligan/Vows
P.W. Coker/ - /Vows
Zilpa Brooks/ - /Vows
B.F. Horn?/ - /Vows
L.D. Wright/ - /Vows
Mary McKeown/Pete Lasiter/Vows
Robt. H. Cotner/ - /Vows
J.F. Coker/ - /Vows
Claudius Clegg?/ - /Vows
Agasee Miller/R.C. Hilliard/Vows
Emma Hopkins/ - /Vows
Joseph P. Hopkins/ - /Vows
Druie Harris/ - /Vows
Tinnie? E. Nichols/ - /Vows
Sallie Nichols/ - /Vows
Huldie Nichols/ - /Vows
Mary L. Nichols/ - /Vows
Annie Farbridge/ - /Vows
Ella B. Hooker?/ - /Vows
Leona Bostian/ - /Vows
Lizzie Shields/Cunningham/Vows
Alace Jewell/ - /Certificate
Fannie Coker/ - /Certificate
F.M. Gibson/ - /Certificate
M. Gibson/ - /Certificate
Mary J. White/Ben Shelly/Vows 1893
Dora White/Shelton Beard/Vows
Ruth White/D. Mays/Vows
Callie Sullivan/ - /Vows
Rose Ella Wright/ - /Vows
Eunice Owen/ - /Vows
Francis Sullivan/ - /Vows
Jane Sudsberry/ - /Vows
Esther Nichols/McVay/Vows
Amanda McKeown/Matthews/Vows
Sarah Shelly/ - /Vows
Jos. Shelly/ - /Vows
Annie Wells/ - /Certificate
Olin Lauhon/ - /Vows 1893
Jno. H. Coker/ - /Vows
Brunsie Wallace/ - /Vows
John Halligan/ - /Vows
W.M. Sudsberry/ - /Vows
Garland Mays/ - /Vows
E.M. Hamilton/ - /Certificate March 4, 1894
W.P. Hamilton/ - /Certificate March 4, 1894
L.C. Hamilton/ - /Certificate March 4, 1894
Stella L. Lauhon/ - /Certificate May 18, 1894
M.S. Cline/ - /Certificate
A.E. Cline/ - /Certificate
Ollie Hilliard/ - /Vows
Bettie Harper/Lambright/Vows
Mary Farbridge/Gibson/Vows
C.H. Blakely/ - /Vows March 3, 1895
Lois Blakely/ - /Certificate March 3, 1895
Angie Cline/J.C. Robinson/Vows June 25, 1895
Arthur Cline/ - /Vows June 25, 1895
Chas. J. Reap/ - /Vows
Allie Mays/ - /Vows Aug. 20, 1895
Ida Reviere/Henry Owens/Vows
Willie Hilliard/ - /Vows
Alf M. Nichon/ - /Vows
Walter Cline/ - /Vows
Silas E. Lauhon/ - /Vows
Ed Beard/ - /Vows
W.A. Hogue/ - /Certificate Mar. 7, 1896
S.F. Hogue/ - /Certificate
Stella Carr/ - /Certificate Aug. 30, 1896
Effie Cotner/ - /Certificate Sept. 4, 1896
W.C. Davis/ - /Vows Sept. 13, 1896
S.E. Sudsberry/ - /Vows
Frankie Mays/Calhoun/Vows
David Martin/ - /Vows
Bennie M. Nichols/Gibson/Vows
Bessie [Van] Landingham/[Claude] Latham (m2) J.S. Wilson]/Vows
Hugh B. McKeown/ - /Vows
Angus Rowell/ - /Vows
D.A. Hopkins/ - /Vows
Ida Hopkins/ - /Vows
A.B. Shields/ - /Certificate June 5, 1897/8
Lizzie Shields/Cunningham/Certificate June 1897/8
Will Harper/ - /Vows April 1899
Julia Cline/ - /Vows Aug. 1899
Laurah Cline/ - /Vows Aug. 1899
P.H. Lasiter/ - /Vows Nov. 5, 1899
Mary Lasiter/ - /Vows Nov. 5, 1899
Willie E. [Van] Landingham/[C.K. Nichols]/Vows Oct. 1900
Valdor McKeown/ - /Vows
Amanda McKeown/ - /Vows
Fonzle Gibson/ - /Vows
Elmer Gibson/ - /Vows
Onie McKeown/ - /Vows
Vietta Matthews/ - /Vows
Sue Belle Harper/McKeown/Vows
Noel P. Rhodes/ - /Vows
Fern Owen/ - /Vows
Augusta Sulivan/Carmical/Vows
Sedon? Beard/ - /Vows
Olive?Clive? Harper/ - /Vows
John Martin/ - /Vows Apr. 1901
N.P. Harper/ - /Vows Sept. 1901
S.E. Harper/ - /Vows
Jessie Gibson/ - /Vows
Sheldon Beard/ - /Baptism Sept. 1901
Olive? Beard/ - /Baptism Sept. 1901
John Miller/ - /Certificate Oct. 1901
L.L. Sulivan/ - /Vows Sept. 1902
Laura Nichols/ - /Vows
Iva Nichols/ - /Vows
Birdie Nichols/ - /Vows
Iva Taylor/ - /Vows
James Carmical?/ - /Vows
Susie Coker/ - /Vows
Mary Eastham/ - /Vows
Ollie Eastham/ - /Vows
Myrtle Harper/Gibson/Vows
Willie Matthews/ - /Vows
William Matthews/ - /Vows
Effie Irene Hamilton/ - /Baptism Sept. 1903
Noel Gibson/ - /Baptism Sept. 1903
Lurie Monroe Coker/Winnie/Vows Sept. 11, 1903
Robert O. Carmical/ - /Vows
Ellie Nancy Coker/Winningham/Vows
Bennie White/ - /Baptism Sept. 11, 1903
Myrtle Zelpha Robinson/Gibson/Baptism Sept. 11, 1903
Sallie H. Fortner/ - /Certificate Sept. 11, 1903
Enoch Arden Heflin/ - /Vows Nov. 1, 1903
Frank Pugh Mays/ - /Baptism Nov. 1, 1903
J.A.E. Lauhon/ - /Certificate Sept. 4, 190X
Nancie xxxxx/ - / Certificate Sept. 4, 190X
May Martin/ - /Vows Sept. 1901
Willie Hamilton/ - /Vows Sept. 1901

Register of Marriages:

Auther/Luther? Carmical & Augusta Sulivan Nov. 1, 1903
Ben Nichols & Rose Lee Gibson Dec. 16, 1903
Elmo Gibson & Mary Farbridge Oct. 9, 1904
J.N. Harper & Earl Heflin Oct. 18, 1905
Garland Winingham & Belle Mitchell no date
Shelton Beard & Dora White Feb. 3, 1907
Noel Gibson & Esca Harper no date
Carr Nichols & Myrtle Gibson June 2, 1912

Register of Infant Baptisms:

NameParents' Names
Wm. Horace JewelJames & Alace Jewel
Robert Lee CokerAsbery & Susie Coker
Tommie Versane CokerAsbery & Susie Coker
Lloyd NicholsAlfred M. & Alice Nichols
Berte CarrPaul H. & Stella? Carr
Lois Belle HarperWilliam H. & Annie Harper
William Ray HarperWilliam H. & Annie Harper
Mack Clifton HaliganJohn & Cora Haligan
Girdie Fay HaliganJohn & Cora Haligan
James N. FortnerNone given
Robert L. FortnerNone given
Martha L. FortnerNone given
Elizabeth C. FortnerNone given
Joseph Nat HarperJ.N. & Earl Harper
Johnnie Wells HarperWm. H. & Annie Harper
Wallace HarperWm. H. & Annie Harper
Ida HarperJ.N. & Earl Harper
Clyde A. GibsonFonzel & Myrtle Gibson
Dolf A. HalliganJno. & Cora Halligan
Robert HalliganJno. & Cora Halligan
Lillian NicholsCarr & Myrtle Nichols


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