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From: O Eugene Queen <>
Subject: [QUEEN] Scotts Creek Baptist Church
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 23:59:08 -0400


The following from Jackson County (NC) Heritage, Vol I, 1992 is provided
for those interested in the Queens of Scotts Creek/Cullowhee in the
early 1800's:

"The Scotts Creek Baptist Church was organized March 26, 1830 under the
guidance of Rev. Humphrey Posey". Adam Corn and Setphen White's names
are also noted.

Charter members, who were released from Cullowhee Baptist to organize
Scotts Creek, were:
Daniel Bryson
Thomas Woodfin
Thomas Styles
Lakey Elliott
Benjamin Hatfield
Susannah Hatfield
Mary Underwood
Mary Mull
Martha Hatfield
Lucy Styles
Catherine Davis
Artie Bryson

Others who were soon released from Cullowhee to Scotts Creek were:
J. Styles
Daniel Woodfin
Jane Styles
Mary Styles
Margaret Kerklin (OEQ note: perhaps Kirklin or Kirkland)
Lavinia Patterson
Mary A. Mull

Messengers to the Tuckaseegee Baptist Association in 1830 from Scotts
Creek were:
Benjamin Hatfield
Daniel Bryson
Thomas Woodfin

"The first church building was a small log house erected near a wagon
road on the Hatfield land where R. R. Fisher lives at Addie." "Elder
Stephen White preached the first sermon."

Benjamin E. Hatfield was ordained by Cullowhee on 1-16-1830 and elected
as the first pastor of Scotts Creek.

Daniel Bryson was the first clerk.

Thomas Woodfin was ordained as deacon.

This article was submitted for the Jackson County, NC Heritage book by
Mary Frances Knight.


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