Poplar Springs Methodist Church Register Book


Thanks to Peggy Shaw for transcribing and submitting.

Poplar Springs Methodist Church was in the building that is currently called Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church. It is located about 10.5 miles out of Double Springs, Alabama on Hwy 195. Decoration Day is held on the second Sunday in May. Many of the old members of this church are interred in itís cemetery. Copies of the pages of this register book are at the Birmingham, Alabama Library in the Tutwiler-Southern History Collections.



Registers of Pastors

Robert Willson1 Dec 1886One Year
J M Parker1 Dec 1890One Year
Robert Willson1 Dec 1891One Year
D W Beoully1 Dec 1892One Year
S H Wilson23 Dec 1893One Year
G C Harris12 Nov 1894One Year
S H Wilson15 Feb 1896One Year

Registers of Members

NAME

WHEN RECEIVED

HOW RECEIVED

BY WHOM RECEIVED

DISPOSAL or DEATH

         

J N Avery

     

Dismissed by Letter

J S Avery

     

Dismissed by Letter

Mathew Parker

 

Letter

T W Ragan

Dismissed by "Letter to Blocker 1st Jun 18??

E Blanton

 

Letter

T W Ragan

Transferred to Double Springs

James Blanton

 

Profession

T W Ragan

Transferred to Double Springs

Jeffie Blanton

 

Profession

T W Ragan

Transferred to Double Springs

Robert Blanton

 

Profession

T W Ragan

Transferred to Double Springs

A M Weiler

 

Profession

R O Weire

Transferred to Double Springs

J L Latham

 

Letter

T W Ragan

Letter to Kansas

J P Latham

 

Profession

T W Ragan

Letter to Kansas

Rufus Knight

   

R O Weire

 

George Knight

     

Withdrawn 25 March 1901, 2nd Blessing

H W Isbell

 

Letter

 

Dismissed by Letter

Edward Cowart

       

J D Kiker

     

Transferred to Jones Chapel

W G Reeve

     

Expelled 11 May 1895

N S Reeve

     

Gone to the Baptist

Joseph Casey

     

Lost Sight Of

Joseph Byars

     

Withdrawn Joined the Baptist

W T Densmore

 

Letter

Robert G Isbell

Removed with Certificate

Green Densmore

 

By Baptism

 

Gone to the Primitive Baptist

Samuel Spain

 

 

Expelled

H C Boteler

     

Removed by Certificate 8 March 1895

W E Cates

7 Jun 1887 By the Vows

 

Gone to the Free Will Baptist

 

H A Latham

7 Jun 1887

By Baptism

Robert Wilson

Lettered to Kansas

Jasper Kiker

LP

 

Robert Wilson

Lettered to Kansas

Josiah Knox

     

Gone to the M E Church N

Andrew Poe

1 Aug 1887

By Acknowledge Robert Wilson

   

Henry E Latham 7 Jun 1887

By Baptism

Robert Wilson

Dropped 4 July 1891

 

Dr William Boteler

     

Dismissed By Letter

W R Hinelsy

     

Dismissed By Letter

J S Smith

29 Sep 1888

By Baptism

Rev Robert Wilson

Joined the Baptist

T A Knight

30 Sep 1889

By Baptism

Rev Robert Wilson

 

Robin Harbin

7 Mar 1890

By Transfer

Rev Robert Wilson

 

Charlie Alexander

7 Mar 1890

By Transfer

Rev Robert Wilson

Removed with Certificate

Thomas Carrol

8 Oct 1890

By Restoration

Rev Robert Wilson

Deceased

William Mullins

12 Oct 1890

By Baptism

Rev Robert Wilson

Expelled 11 May 1895

John M Knight

12 Oct 1890

By Baptism

Rev Robert Wilson

 

William Coopper

8 Oct 1890

By Baptism

Rev Robert Wilson

Expelled 24 June 1893

Norman O Mc Collum

8 Oct 1890

By Restoration

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

John Beattie

7 Oct 1890

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

L B Boteler

28 Feb 1891

By Transfer

J M Parker

Deceased 1899

Thomas A Romaine

26 Mar 1891

Prof of Faith Rev Robert Wilson

Dropped from the Roll

 

Rev Robert Wilson 13 May 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

   

L C Romaine

10 May 1891

By Transfer

J M Parker

 

M A Risey ? Posey

10 May 1891

By Transfer

J M Parker

Gone to the Baptist

Charley M Hinesley

27 Aug 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

Lost Sight Of

John J Hinesley

27 Aug 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

Lost Sight Of

H W Isbell

28 Feb 1892

By Certificate

Rev Robert Wilson

9 Sep 1895

James W Hinesley

27 Aug 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

Lost Sight Of

Jefferson F Isbell

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Thomas E Isbell

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Andrew J Kiker

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

L R Kiker

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

William R Lett

28 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

A W Vann

28 Sep 1892

By Baptism

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

John S Jones

28 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Thomas W Cooper

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Thomas W Knight

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Jas W Casey

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

William P Boteler

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Rev Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

C Avery

     

Deceased

Mary Parker

 

By Letter

T W Ragan

Lettered

M A Blanton

7 Jun 1895 Transferred Double Springs

     

Ruthie Blanton

7 Jun 1895 Transferred Double Springs

     

Ida Blanton

 

7 Jun 1895 Transferred Double Springs

   

Mrs Latham

 

By Letter

T W Ragan

Deceased

Elizabeth Knight

       

Soutishia Knight

       

Francis Knight Williams

       

Sallie Isbell

 

By Letter

 

Dismissed by Letter

Nancy E Teague

       

Mary M Ward

       

Effie Cowart

 

 

Died 9 June 1895

Margarett Carroll

       

Jane Reeve

       

Lucy Cotton Casey

     

Died 13 May 1893

S A Densmore

     

Removed with Certificate

Rebeckah Densmore

     

Gone to the Baptist

C E Elliot

     

By Letter

Lottie Spain Cooper

       

Spensor Spain Harbin

       

Bettie Burns

     

Lost Sight Of

Elisa Spain

       

Elisabeth Kiker Romaine

       

Rebecca Kiker

       

Niece Spain

       

Gurtrude Poe

1 June 1887

By Letter

Robert Wilson

 

Sallie Cates

1 June 1887

By The Vows

 

Gone to the Free Will Baptist

Elisabeth Knox

 

By Letter

 

Gone to the M E Church N

Alice A Balch

21 Sep 1887

   

Lettered

Ida Balch

21 Sep 1887

By Letter

Robert Wilson

Lettered

Minnie Isbell

21 Sep 1887

Assuming the Vow

Robert Wilson

Dismissed by Letter

Lizzie Avery

21 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Dismissed by Letter

Lizzie Lane

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Dropped 4 Jul 1891

J O Lane

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Dropped 4 Jul 1891

Henrietta F Poe

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Transferred Nauvoo ?

Sarah Ann E Poe

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

 

Mary Jane Poe

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Died Jan 1902

Matilda Avery

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Dismissed by Letter

Mollie Avery

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

 

Nancy Posey

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Dropped 4 Jul 1891

Osleana Martin

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Dropped 4 Jul 1891

? L Hinesley

22 Sep 1887

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Lettered

M E Beatty

29 Sep 1888

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Expelled

R M Beatty

29 Sep 1888

Assuming Vows

Robert Wilson Dropped 4 July 1891

 

M E Vickery

29 Sep 1888

Assuming Vows

Robert Wilson

Dropped 4 Jul 1891

C H Smith

29 Sep 1888

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Gone to the Baptist

T S Knight Jones

30 Sept 1889

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Intha McCollum

30 Sept 1889

Restoration

Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Louisa E Wilson

8 Oct 1890

Vowes

Robert Wilson

Removed By Certificate

Sarah J McCullar

8 Oct 1890

Letter

Robert Wilson

 

Paralee Alexander

8 Oct 1890

Baptism

Robert Wilson

Removed By Certificate

Loutisia J Boteler

28 Feb 1890

By Transfer

J M Parker

 

Nancy J Boteler

28 Feb 1890

By Transfer

J M Parker

 

L A Wilson

13 May 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

Died in the Faith 21 Feb 1892

Rashal Romaine

10 May 1891

By Transfer

J M Parker

Removed by Certificate Jan 1893

E A Posey

10 May 1891

By Transfer

J M Parker

Deceased

Eliza Abott

24 May 1891

By Transfer

J M Parker

 

Nancy C Spain

4 Jul 1891

 

J M Parker

Gone to the Baptist

Mary Jane P Casey

Aug 1884

 

Robert Wilson

Removed By Letter

Mary L D Hinesley

27 Aug 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

Lost Sight Of

Permelia A McCullar

27 Aug 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

Lost Sight Of

Rosie E ParkerGaines

10 Sep 1891

By Certificate

J M Parker

Removed by Certificate 15 Dec 1891

Sallie V Isbell

28 Feb 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

9 Sep 1895

Minnie E Isbell

28 Feb 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

 

July A Knight

28 Sep 1892

By Transfer

Robert Wilson

 

Sarah C Knight

28 Sep 1892

By Transfer

Robert Wilson

 

Mary C Williams

25 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

Removed By Letter 6 Mar 1895

Roxie A Casey

25 Sep 1892

By Baptism

Robert Wilson

Removed By Certificate Jan 1893

Lizzie Brown

25 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

 

Rachel R Kiker

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Martha J Lett

Sep 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

L A Vayn

28 Sep 1892

By Baptism

Robert Wilson

Name Changed

Tennessee S Jones

28 Sep 1892

By Baptism

Robert Wilson

Lost Sight Of

Maggie A Jones

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

Deceased

Amanda Jones

28 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

 

Dora A Spain Kiker

28 Sep 1892

By Baptism

Robert Wilson

 

M E Isbell

28 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

 

Rufus S Jones

28 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

Removed By Letter 28 Jan 1895

Stamp S Jones

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

Removed By Letter 3 Apr 1894

William M Isbell

28 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

Removed By Letter 3 Apr 1894

Fred E Isbell

28 Sep 1892

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

 

John R T Boteler

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

9 Sep 1895

Frank P Isbell

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

Removed By Letter 9 Sep 1895

James J Boteler

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

 

Jennott I Wilson

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

Removed By Letter Jun 1893

Arlicie I Boteler

28 Sep 1892

By Vows

Robert Wilson

 

Robert G Isbell

7 Nov 1892

By Certificate

D W Beoully

Removed By Certificate Mar 1895

David H McCord

18 Feb 1893

By Certificate

D W Beoully

Removed By Letter Dec 1894

Eddy McCord

18 Feb 1893

By Certificate

D W Beoully

Removed By Letter Dec 1898

H E McCord

18 Dec 1894

By Letter

   

M ? McCord

18 Dec 1894

By Letter

   

Stamp Jones

28 Jan 1895

By Letter

   

Minnie Jones

28 Jan 1895

By Letter

   

Palsorah Casey

6 Mar 1895

By Letter

   

Roxana Casey

6 Mar 1895

By Letter

   

H C Boteler

8 Mar 1895

By Letter

   

S D Spain

11 May 1895

Expelled

   

W D Mullins

11 May 1895

Expelled

   

Nancy Botler

21 Feb 1895

Died

   

Effie Cowart

9 Jun 1895

Died

   

H E McCord

Sep 1893

By Certificate

S H Wilson

Removed By Letter 18 Dec 1894

M F E Wilson

17 Mar 1894

By Certificate

S H Wilson

Transferred to Double Springs

M A Wilson

17 Mar 1894

By Certificate

S H Wilson

Transferred to Double Springs

Rosanah Wigley

4 Jul 1894

Transferred

S H Wilson

 

R J Pounders

4 Jul 1894

Transferred

S H Wilson

Deceased

F C Williams

10 Aug 1894

By Baptism

S H Wilson

 

T C Jones

cant read

By Baptism

S H Wilson

 

Minnie Jones

cant read

By Baptism

S H Wilson

Removed By Letter 2 Jan 1899

Margret Posey

30 Sep 1894

By Profession

S H Wilson

Gone to the Baptist

M F E Wilson

30 Sep 1894

By Profession

S H Wilson

Transferred

S R Pearson

30 Sep 1894

By Profession

S H Wilson

Transferred

M A E McCord

30 Sep 1894

By Certificate

S H Wilson

Removed By Letter 18 Dec 1894

Tennessee L McCullar

28 Sep 1892

By Baptism

S H Wilson

 

Hattie Romaine

28 Sep 1892

By Baptism

S H Wilson

 

M H Romaine

11 Mar 1894

By Certificate

S H Wilson

 

Henry Etta F Botler

22 Sep 1887

By Baptism

S H Wilson

Removed 1902

Lizzie Beattie

Oct 1895

By Profession

Robert Wilson

Removed 1902

Jannie Knight

Oct 1895

By Profession

Robert Wilson

Gone to the Baptist

Robt G Wilson

Oct 1895

By Profession

Robert Wilson

 

R Y Isbell

3 Oct 1895

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

 

E M Isbell

3 Oct 1895

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

Transferred to Double Springs

W M Isbell

3 Oct 1895

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

Withdrawn from Church

F E Isbell

3 Oct 1895

By Certificate

Robert Wilson

Died in the Faith

W H Wilson

17 Mar 1894

By Certificate

S H Wilson

29 Apr 1902

S H Wilson

17 Mar 1894

By Certificate

S H Wilson

Transferred to Double Springs

George H Hinsley

30 Sep 1894

By Baptism

S H Wilson

Lost Sight Of

George W Knight*

30 Sep 1894

By Baptism

S H Wilson

Lost Sight Of

W N Posey

30 Sep 1894

By Profession

G C Harris

Gone to the Baptist

M D Burch

28 Apr 1895

By Letter

G C Harris

10 Jan 1902

Q C Bailey

28 Jan 1900

By Letter

G C Harris

10 Jan 1902

P V Bailey

28 Jan 1900

By Letter

G C Harris

10 Jan 1902

Myrtle Bailey

28 Jan 1900

By Letter

G C Harris

 

Leo B Furguson

28 Jan 1900

By Letter

G C Harris

 

Mary C Pearson

28 Aug 1900

By Prof of Faith

   

William G Pearson 28 Aug 1900

By Prof of Faith

     

Eliza Carroll

Aug 1902

By Baptism

J A Dosier

 

Douglas Bailey

Aug 1902

By Baptism

J A Dosier

Certificate 10 Oct 1902

Leelah McDaniel

Aug 1902

By Baptism

J A Dosier

 

E B Falls

Aug 1902

By Vows

Vows

 

S A Falls

Aug 1902

By Vows

Vows

 

Elizabeth Vickery

Aug 1902

By Vows

Vows

 

Dora Jones

Aug 1902

By Vows

Vows

 

G V Jones

Aug 1902

By Vows

Vows

 

Nancy Spain

1910

Certificate

S H Wilson

 

M A Carroll

1910

Certificate

S H Wilson

Dead

N J Reeve

1910

Certificate

Wm Dunkin

Removed

Ada Reeve

1911

Profession

S H Wilson

 

Lillie Spain

1910

Profession

Wm Dunkin

 

Cora Noble

1910

Profession

Wm Dunkin

 

Mrs M Kilgo

Jun 1910

 

Fred M Wilson

 

Dora Jones

Sep 1914

Profession

Fred M Wilson

 

Liza Hill

Sep 1914

Certificate

Fred M Wilson

 

Grover C Reeve

Sep 1914

31 Aug 1924

31 Aug 1924

 

Liza Carroll

Sep 1914

Profession

Fred M Wilson

Death 7 Jul 1927 Dead" Written in Margin

Mrs H F Boteler

Sep 1914

 

Fred M Wilson

 

A K Romine

Sep 1914

 

Fred M Wilson

 

Margret Romine

Sep 1914

 

Fred M Wilson

 

M S Kilgore

Aug 1912

 

T M Wynn

 

W J Pote

Aug 1912

 

T M Wynn

 

Mrs Mattie Pote

Aug 1912

 

T M Wynn

 

Otrie Madison

14 Sep 1916

 

T M Wynn

 

Mrs Elaine Lovett

   

Fred Wilson

 

Mrs Sarah Willis

17 Sep 1917

 

Fred Wilson

 

Mrs Mary A Madison

17 Sep 1917

 

Fred Wilson

 

Fred Madison

17 Sep 1917

Prof of Faith

Fred Wilson

 

George W Madison

24 Oct 1917

Certificate

Dead" written in Margin

 

Earnie Madison

14 Oct 1917

Baptism

 

Removed

Ethel Boteler

Oct 1917

Baptism

 

Removed/Tramons" written in Margin

Mrs Earnie Madison

1920

Baptism

A G Gregg

By Certificate Dec 1924

Myrtle Boteler

1920

 

A G Gregg

"Daniel" written in Margin

Mrs Freddie Madison

1920

Baptism

A G Gregg

By Certificate Dec 1924

Mrs Myrtle McCollough

     

Gene" written in Margin

W J Wilson

2 Oct 1921

Certificate

Frank Moles

31 Aug 1924

Mrs Allice Spain

2 Oct 1921

Certificate

Frank Moles

Removed

Mrs Martha McCullar

2 Oct 1921

Baptism

Frank Moles

Gone/removed

Belle Wilson

2 Oct 1921

Certificate

Frank Moles

Gone to (?) cant read

Mildred Boteler

2 Oct 1921

 

Frank Moles

Deceased

Irene Carroll

2 Oct 1921

 

Frank Moles

Gone

Mrs J W Lawson

2 Oct 1921

Certificate

Frank Moles

 

Mr F McCollough

 

Certificate

Frank Moles

Lost Site

Mr J B Rice

 

Certificate

Frank Moles

 

Mrs J B Rice

 

Certificate

Frank Moles

 

Mr Lee Spain

 

Baptism

Frank Moles

Removed

Mr Lee Spain

 

Baptism

Frank Moles

Removed

Fronnie Cravins

   

Frank Moles

Moved

Mr S D Spain

Aug 1923

Certificate

Frank Moles

Gone to another Church

Mrs S D Spain

Aug 1923

Certificate

Frank Moles

Gone to another Church

Mr T F M Carroll

Aug 1923

Prof of Faith

Frank Moles

 

Mr Elzie Lovett

Aug 1924

Prof of Faith

L A Sherrill

 

Mary Madison

Aug 1924

Baptism

L A Sherrill

 

Lilla Estes

 

Certificate

L A Sherrill

Moved /Lost Site

Mrs Era Morris

 

Certificate

L A Sherrill

Moved

W J Lawson

 

Church Vows

L A Sherrill

Removed

W H Lovett

1925

Certificate

L A Mc Cauatha

 

Mrs M E Lovett

1925

Certificate

L A Mc Cauatha

 

Mr W J Wilson

1929

Certificate

L A Mc Cauatha

2nd Time

Mrs W J Wilson

1929

Certificate

L A Mc Cauatha

 

Mr Luther Chambliss

 

Certificate

L A Mc Cauatha

moved

Mrs Luther Chambliss

 

Certificate

L A Mc Cauatha

moved

Miss Trannie McCullar

 

Baptism

L A Mc Cauatha

 

Mr Eugene McCullar

 

Baptism

L A Mc Cauatha

 

Mrs Daisy Wilson Malone

 

Baptism

L A Mc Cauatha

 

Mr Roy Spain

 

Baptism

   

Mr Odie Wilson

 

Baptism

   

Mrs Ozell Williams Lollar

 

Baptism

 

moved

Miss Totsie Boteler McNioce?

 

Baptism

   

Miss Belle Lawson Webb

 

Baptism

   

Mrs Delia Spain

Aug 1930

Certificate

   

Mrs Mary Thomas

Aug 1930

     

Willie Thomas

Aug 1930

     

Inf James H.Thomas*

Aug 1930

     

Mrs Fay Desielin

Aug 1930

     

Effie Botler Williams

     

Removed

Mrs Trinda Patton

       

Reathe Patton

       

Claudie Patton Smith

       

Hattie Lovett

       

Cleo Lovett

       

Mrs Zena Nealey

     

moved

Miss Elszabeth Shepprod

1935

John A Pomized (?)

   

J M Sheppord

1935

26 Oct 1935

   

Mote Halers

 

On Profession

   

Desser Wilson

       

Mr B Falls

 

Certificate

   

Mrs B Falls

 

Certificate

   

Loune Falls

 

Certificate

   

Mrs J H Vaughn

 

Certificate

   

Mr Mige Rice

 

Baptism

   

Mrs Mige Rice

 

Baptism

   

Nora Spain

 

Baptism

   

Gladys Spain

 

Baptism

   

*George Washington Knight

*James Harscell Thomas


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