October 24, 1823
Arkansas Presbytery stricken off from McGee Presbytery by Cumberland Synod.
Resolved that a presbytery be stricken off from the McGee presbytery, including the Arkansas territory, consisting of the following members: (viz) Rev. Messrs. John Carnahan, William C. Long and Robert Sloan of the McGee presbytery, and William Henry of the Anderson presbytery; to be known by the name of the Arkansas presbytery. To meet at John Craig's, Independence county, Arkansas territory on the fourth Thursday in May 1824; and that William Henry be the first moderator, and in case of his absence, John Carnahan.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod, October 24, 1823]