Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Birmingham, Alabama

1841 - 1906

Elyton Presbytery 1841-1880

Springville Presbytery 1880-1906

[After 1906 Five Mile Presbyterian Church]


Having come from South Carolina to establish a home, William Killough and his wife Sarah Howell Killough, along with other families, helped organize the Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the Huffman area of Birmingham, Alabama in 1841. The first buildings were made of logs, until the white frame sanctuary, which still stands, was erected in 1880. In 1906, when many of the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches voted to join the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, Five Mile Church also joined.


1890
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: R. J. C. Hail
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 41
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1890, page 154]

1891
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: R. J. C. Hail, D.D.
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 42
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1891, page 168]

1892
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: A. B. Wilson
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 43
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1892, page 176]

1893
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: A. B. Wilson
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. W. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 41
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1893, page 178]

1894
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: G. B. Russell
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 57
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1894, page 192]

1895
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: G. B. Russell
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 51
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1895, page 200]

1896
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: T. B. Nations
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 53
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1896, page 187]

1897
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: T. B. Nation
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 53
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1897, page 153]

1898
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. S. Hall
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 31
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1898, page 175]

1898
Congregation not represented - Five Mile
[Source: Minutes of the Fortieth Session of the Springville Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, December 1-3, 1898]

1899
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. S. Hall
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 35
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1899, page 69a]

1899
Elder representative present - Five Mile, A. H. Williams
On the third day of presbytery "A. H. Williams, representative from Five Mile, having retired, his alternate, J. N. Killough, was seated in his stead."
[Source: Minutes of the Forty-First Session of the Springville Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, July 13-15, 1899]

1899
Elder representative present - Five Mile, F. M. Wright
Committee on Pastorates and Supplies - "Five Mile asks for one-fourth time of Rev. J. S. Hall, salary $250."
[Source: Minutes of the Forty-Second Session of the Springville Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 1899]

1900
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. S. Hall
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 43
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1900, page 88a]

1900
Elder representative present - Five Mile, J. R. Sadler
Directory of Congregations
Name: Five Mile
Clerk: J. N. Killough
Postoffice: Huffman, Ala.
[Source: Minutes of the Forty-Third Session of the Springville Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, July 12-14, 1900]

1900
Elder representative presnet - Five Mile, F. M. Wright
Committee on Pastorates and Supplies - "Five Mile asks for one-fourth time and Enos three-fourths time of Rev. J. S. Hall; salary, $400."
[Source: Minutes of the Forty-Fourth Session of the Springville Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, December 6-8, 1900]

1901
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. S. Hall
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
Total Membership: 36
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1901, page 114a]

1901
Elder representative present - Five Mile, J. N. Killough
Presbyterial Roll of Congregations and Clerks of Sessions: Five Mile - J. N. Killough, Huffman, Ala.
[Source: Minutes of the Forty-Fifth Session of the Springville Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, July 18-20, 1901]

1902
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. C. McClung
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. N. Killough, Woodlawn, Ala.
Total Membership: 35
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1902, page 105a]

1903
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. C. McClung
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. M. Crow, Eastlake, Ala.
Total Membership: 41
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1903, page 90a]

1904
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. M. Alexander
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. M. Crow, R. R. 1, Eastlake, Ala.
Total Membership: 56
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1904, page 74a]

1905
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. M. Alexander
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. M. Crow, R. D. 1, East Lake, Ala.
Total Membership: 54
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1905, page 55a]

1906
Five Mile Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Pastor: J. M. Alexander
Clerk of the Session and Post-Office: J. M. Crow, Birmingham, R.D. 8, Ala.
Total Membership: 61
Springville Presbytery
Alabama Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1906, page 47a]


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