Moniteau County Missouri


Pastors of Mt Gilead/First Baptist Church

Organized August 16, 1833 as Mount Gilead Baptist Church

 

Most of the names and dates come from the original records in possession of First Baptist Church, California, Missouri.  However, there is one record book missing from approximately 1879/1880 to 1892.  To fill this gap, Concord Baptist Association records and searches of California newspapers have been used.

 

The biographical information came from a variety of sources including, but not limited to personal research, U.S. Census, and www.rootsweb.com

 

This list is not intended to be proof of any genealogical kind.  Always verify any information. If anyone has additional information on any of these men, please contact Alan Sparks.

 

(45 Pastorates – 43 Ministers)

 

Name                                                   Dates served

Snelling Johnson                                Dec 1834 - Nov 1838

b. 23 Oct 1801

d. 29 Dec 1856  

bur. Union Cemetery west of Jamestown, MO

m. Prudence Hackney -- (b. 28 Aug 1805  d. 31 Jul 1878  bur. Union Cemetery west of Jamestown)

 

Kemp P Scott                                     Dec 1838 - Oct 1846

b. 20 Jun 1790, Washington Co., VA 

d. 23 Apr 1864, Carroll Co., MO

bur. Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Carroll Co., MO

m. 21 May 1810, Barren Co., KY to Anna Allee (d/o Rev David Allee – b. 1791, VA; d. 1868, Carrollton, MO)

 

David W Johnson                               Nov 1846 – 1847

b. 1800, NC 

d. 01 Oct 1851, Warrensburg, MO

bur. Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, MO

m. Mournin Shelton Kelly (b. 1808, TN; d. 1892)

 

William M Robertson                        Jul 1848 – 1852

b. 15 Feb 1818 

d. 29 Nov 1896 

bur. Tipton Odd Fellows, Tipton, MO

m. 26 Feb 1841 to Rhoda A. Stephens/Stevens (b. 23 Mar 1819, KY; d. 27 Jul 1889; bur. Tipton Odd Fellows, Tipton, MO)

 

Micajah W Duncan                            Feb 1852 - Dec 1852

(Mycaga, Micagah)

b. 08 Jan 1813, Carroll Co., KY

d. 06 Mar 1893, Moniteau Co., MO

bur. Union Cemetery west of Jamestown, MO

m. Nancy Miller  (b. 12 Oct 1818 d. 19 Nov 1901 bur. Union Cemetery west of Jamestown, MO)

 

William M Robertson                        Feb 1853 - Mar 1855

(See above)

 

Jacob Capps                                       Apr 1855 - Jul 1856

b. 11 Nov 1812, Grainger Co., TN 

d. 26 Jul 1880, Miller Co., MO 

bur. Capps Cemetery, Miller Co., MO

m. (1) 17 Dec 1841 to Sarah/Mary Ann Wag(o)ner (b. ??; d. 1842 in childbirth)

m. (2) 1843 to Naomi Leah Cook (b. 23 Sep 1823, Grainger Co., TN; d. 24 Mar 1882 bur. Capps Cemetery, Miller Co., MO)

 

William M Robertson                        Moderator Jul 1857 - Apr 1858

(See above)                                          Pastor May 1858 - Jun 1859

 

G W Johnson                                      Feb 1860 - Jun 1861

        Is this the J W Johnson listed in the 1860 Moniteau Co., MO census as a book seller, age 30?

            End of first complete family (Campbell) listed on this page

        Is this GW & his wife? Found in the 26 Nov 1859 The Weekly News (California, MO newspaper) that G. W. Johnson & Lady at Tipton

            Seminary on 1st of Jan 1860.

 

Robert H Harris                                 Paid as early as Jul 1865; Formally called Feb 1867 - Aug 1868

b. 01 Mar 1818, Boone Co., MO  

d. 18 Apr 1909, Windsor, Henry Co., MO

bur. Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO

m. 09 Feb 1843, Boone Co., MO to Frances Copher (b. 1826, MO; d. 1895 bur. Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, MO)

 

Nathaniel R (Ripley?) Rice               May 1869 - Sep 1870

b. 20 Aug 1842, Rowe, Franklin Co., MA 

d. 11 Dec 1872, MO

Note: No marriage found. Listed with occupation of preacher on 1870 Moniteau Co. census with Robert Harris family.

 

Brooking Tudor Taylor                     Mar 1878 - Apr 1879

b. 12 Mar 1823, Franklin Co., KY

d. 11 Feb 1899, Smithland, Livingston Co., KY

m. 25 Dec 1851 to Mary Bell Alexander (b. 15 Nov 1831, KY d. 22 Dec 1904, Smithland, Livingston Co., KY)

Note: Listed on 1880 Cooper Co. census, age 55, with wife Mary B, age 48, also 5 children between 10 and 24 years old.

          Ordained in 1851 by Lawrenceburg, KY Baptist Church; Also pastor at First Baptist Church, Fulton, MO from 1876-1877, then at Columbia,

          Pisgah, Providence and in Kentucky before and after being in Missouri.

 

John Hanna Letts                              Jul 1879 – 1883

b. 13 Jun 1833, Knox Co., OH

d. 03 Oct 1890

m. Margaret J Potter (b. 25 Nov 1834, Alexandria Co., VA; d. 14 Jul 1883)

Note: Listed on 1880 Pettis Co. census, age 47, clergyman, with wife Margaret J, age 45 and children.

 

Samuel A. Victor                                            At least May 1884 – Dec 1884

b. Possibly abt 1846

d. Possibly 09 Dec 1893, Henry Co., MO

m. Possibly Mary Paxton

 

The above is based on the Samuel A. Victor listed as minister on 1870 and 1880 Henry Co., MO census.

 

Note: Found notations in The Newspaper (a California newspaper of the time) dated May 15, 1884 through December, 1884 “Rev. Victor, pastor. Services the 2nd Sabbath of every month.”

 

 

I[saac?] R M Beason                                                By Apr 1885 – At least Jul 1887

 

 

J W Williams

There is a JW Williams, age 29; wife Sarah, age 30 listed in the 1880 Moniteau Co., MO census.

 

 

F T Shore                                            By Jun 1889 – At least 1890

 

 

Sylvester Allen Beauchamp                    By Oct 1892 – Sep 1893

 

 

J L Ford                                              Apr 1894 – Dec 1896

 

 

John Youngblood                                Feb 1897 – Dec 1898

 

 

 

Parker Stockdale                               Apr 1899 – Mar 1900

b. Jun 1872, MO

d.

m. Priscilla ______ (b. Jan 1874 d. ____)

Note: Listed on 1900 Clay Co., MO census, age 27, with wife Priscilla, 26, and 2 children.

 

 

R K Kelley                                         Jun 1900 – Dec 1901

 

 

______ Planette                                 1902 – 1903

 

 

C N White                                          Feb 1903 – 1907

 

 

T F Harvey                                         Apr 1907 – Sep 1909

 

 

George E Benson, Sr                         Oct 1909 – 1912

b. Abt 1875, MO

d.

m. Ella D _____ (b. Abt 1880, MO),

Note: Listed on 1910 Moniteau Co. census, age 35, with wife Ella, age 30.

 

L B Arvin                                            Apr 1912 – Jan 1914

 

 

Chester Tunnell                                 Oct 1914 – 1916

 

 

M[ark?] B[angs?] Paddock              Oct 1916 – 1919

Possibly b. 26 Apr 1875/1876; d. 08 Jan 1954; wife Harriet Buell

Listed as Minister, Evangelist, Assembly of God Church on death certificate

 

John R Blythe                                    Jan 1919 – Dec 1924

b. Abt 1881, MO

d.

m. Grace E _______ (b. Abt 1889, MO),

Note: Listed on 1920 Moniteau Co. census, age 39, with wife Grace E, age 31.

 

F L Alexander                                    1925 – Oct 1926

b. Abt 1869, MO

d.

m. Ara Fanny _______ (b. Abt 1866,  )

Note: Listed on 1920 Ray Co. (Richmond), MO census, Minister – Baptist Church, age 51, with wife Ara Fanny.

 

L E Lamb                                            Oct 1926 – Oct 1929

b. Abt 1894, MO

d.

m. Miriam ________ (b. Abt 1899, TX),

Note: Listed on 1930 Vernon Co. (Nevada), MO census, Baptist pastor, age 36 with wife Miriam, age 31.

 

William B McGraw                            Nov 1929 – Feb 1936

b. Abt 1879

d.

m. Gertrude _______ (b. Abt 1872)

Note: Listed on 1930 Moniteau Co. census, Baptist clergyman, age 51, with wife Gertrude, age 58.

  

J Marvin Crow                                   Jun 1936 – Apr 1937

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T J Smith                                            Sep 1937 – Apr 1941

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A B Constantz                                    Sep 1941 – Aug 1944

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Loren Belt                                          Nov 1944 – Jun 1949

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James Heisner                                   Sep 1949 – Feb 1953

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Elmo Purvis                                        Aug 1953 – Sep 1957

b. 1917

d. 29 May 1972

bur. Green Grove, Moniteau Co., MO)

m. Hally L Pettigrew (b. 1913; d. 2006; bur. Green Grove, Moniteau Co., MO)

 

Wayne Rosecrans                              Dec 1957 – Nov 1959

b. 11 Apr 1912, Valeda, KS

d. 12 Nov 1959, California, MO

bur. Hardin, MO

m. 12 Sep 1941 to Lois Harlin (b. 22 Jul 1916; d. 23 Nov 2008; bur. Masonic Cem., California, MO next to her 2nd husband, Raymond Bolin

 

Marvin Pitney                                    Jan 1960 – Sep 1965; Paid through Oct 1965

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Tommy R Barrett                              Aug 1966 – Nov 1973

b. 03 Jul 1923, Purdy, MO

d. 07 Jan 2006, California, MO

bur. Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, MO

m. 1942 Jul 06 to Clarona Ellen Prunty (b. 29 Aug 1926; d. 23 Oct 2003)

 

Ronald Baker                                      Feb 1974 – Nov 1978

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John Campbell                                   Nov 1979 – Apr 1990

b.

m. _____ to Marge ________

 

Randall Fullerton                               Nov 1990 - Apr 1996

b.

m. _________ to Mary Louise ______

 

Gregory Morrow                                Apr 1997 – Present

b. 1954 Feb 01

m. 1974 May 25 to Ila Lewis

 


 

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