Elk Presbytery

Cumberland Presbyterian Church

1813 - 1962


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Elk Presbytery in 1900

1813
April 8, 1813
Formed from Cumberland Presbytery

Resolved, therefore, by this Cumberland Presbytery, that a part of the present Cumberland Presybtery shall be, and are hereby directed to constitute a Presbytery known by the name of the Elk Presbytery. The boundaries are as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the mouth of Duck river, thence a due North course to the top of the Tennessee ridge, thence eastwardly along the top of said ridge to Cumberland mountain, thence South to Tennessee river, thence easterly, southwardly, and westwardly to undefined boundaries; to be composed of the following members, to-wit: the Rev. Messrs. William McGee, Samuel King, James B. Porter, Robert Bell, and Robert Donnell; to meet at Mount Carmel meeting-house on the first Tuesday in August next. Mr. McGee (or in case of his absence, Mr. Bell) is hereby directed to open Presbytery by a sermon. The following persons shall be considered under the direction of said Presbytery (to-wit, Elk Presbytery): John Carnahan, James Stewart, and Elisha Price, when constituted.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Presbytery, April 8, 1813, reprinted in The Cumberland Presbyterian Review, January 1879]


1813
Organizational Meeting
August 6, 1813 - Mount Carmel Meeting House, Franklin County, Tennessee

[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery, August 6, 1813]


1813
October 5, 1813
Became part of newly formed Cumberland Synod.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod, October 5, 1813, reprinted in The Cumberland Presbyterian Review, January 1879]


1821
Tennessee Presbytery formed from by order of Cumberland Synod


1823
October 24, 1823
Whereas the members of the Alabama presbytery live remote from each other and are separated by watercourses, difficult to pass in time of high water; resolved that s'd presbytery be disolved, and that the Rev. Messrs. Robert Bell and John Forbes of the Alabama presbytery and John Molloy and John C. Smith of the Tennessee presbytery constitute a presbytery to be known by the name of Bigby presbytery at Abner Boan's in Monroe county, state of Mississippi on the 24th day of January next: including the following boundaries (viz) Beginning at the mouth of Mobile river, thence up s'd river to the mouth of the Black warrior, thence up the Blackwarrior the road leading from Florence to Tuskyloocy, thence with s'd road to Tennessee presbytery line; thence with s'd line to the Tennessee state line; thence with s'd line to the Mississippi river; thence south to undefined boundaries; that Robert Bell be the first moderator; and incase of his absence John Forbes. The Rev. Messrs. William Moore and Benjamin Lockheart, with the remaining bounds of the Alabama presbytery be attached to the Tennessee presbytery; and that the minutes of s'd presbytery with the licentiates and candidates belong to the Tennessee presbytery; except Daniel Patton who shall be attached to the Elk presbytery.

Resolved that the Rev. Robert D. King, a member of the McGee presbytery be attached to the Elk presbytery.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod, October 24, 1823]


1827
November 23, 1827

Resolved, That the part of the Nashville Presbytery lying south of the road leading from the Harpeth Licks settlement to the town of Franklin, including said town, and from thence to the head of Nobeseek, be ceded to the Elk Presbytery.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod, November 23, 1827, reprinted in The Cumberland Presbyterian Review, July 1879]


1829
October 1829

Became part of newly formed Columbia Synod.
[Source: Minutes of Cumberland Synod, October 25, 1828 reprinted in The Cumberland Presbyterian Review, October 1879]


1889
Became part of Tennessee Synod [Consolidation of Columbia, East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee Synods.]


1891
Consolidated with Tennessee Presbytery, taking name Elk Presbytery.


1962
Divided between Murfreesboro and Columbia Presbyteries in reorganization of Tennessee Synod.


Our Holdings

Microfilm from Presbyterian Historical Society

1813 - 1850

1813
August 3, 1813 - Elk Presbytery - Mt. Carmel, Franklin County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, August 3, 1813, page 3]

1814
February 15, 1814 - Elk Presbytery - Mariah Meeting House
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 15, 1814, page 6]

1814
August 16, 1814 - Elk Presbytery - Fork Meeting House, Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, August 16, 1814, page 7]

1815
February 21, 1815 - Elk Presbytery - Goshen Meeting House, Franklin County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 21, 1815, page 11]

1815
October 10, 1815 - Elk Presbytery - Brick or free meeting house, Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 10, 1815, page 1].

1816
April 2, 1816 - Elk Presbytery - John Haynes' - Giles County, Richland Creek, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 2, 1816, page 17]

1816
October 1, 1816 - Elk Presbytery - Cannan meeting house, Madison County, Mississippi Territory
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 1, 1816, page 25]

1817
April 1, 1817 - Elk Presbytery -Pisgah meeting house, Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 1, 1817, page 29]

1817
October 7, 1817 - Elk Presbytery - Fork meeting house - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1817, page 31]

1818
April 7, 1818 - Elk Presbytery - Pond Spring meeting house - Franklin County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 7, 1818, page 36]

1818
October 6, 1818 - Elk Presbytery - John Haynes - Giles County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 6, 1818, page 39]

1819
April 6, 1819 - Elk Presbytery - Mr. John Gibons on Cane Creek, Lincoln County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 6, 1819, page 43]

1819
October 5, 1819 - Elk Presbytery - Meridian meeting house - Madison County, Alabama
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 5, 1819, page 47]

1820
April 4, 1820 - Elk Presbytery - Mariah meeting house - Giles County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 4, 1820, pages 49-50]

1820
October 3, 1820 - Elk Presbytery - Cane Creek meeting house - Lincoln County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 3, 1820, page 52]

1821
April 3, 1821 - Elk Presbytery - Salem meeting house - Limestone County, Alabama
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 3, 1821, page 56]

1821
October 2, 1821 - Elk Presbytery - Marrs Hill - Giles County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1821, page 60]

1822
April 2, 1822 - Elk Presbytery - Jacob Lawrence - Bear Creek, Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 2, 1822, page 65]

1822
October 1, 1822 - Elk Presbytery - Samuel McCuistian - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 1, 1822, page 69]

1823
April 1, 1823 - Elk Presbytery - John Haynes - Giles County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 1, 1823, page 74]

1823
October 7, 1823 - Elk Presbytery - Cane Creek meeting house
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1823, page 77]

1824
April 6, 1824 - Elk Presbytery - Harpeth Lick meeting house, Williamson County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 6, 1824, page 81]

1824
October 5, 1824 - Elk Presbytery - James Lowrie - Lick Creek, Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 5, 1824, page 84]

1825
April 5, 1825 - Elk Presbytery - Snow Creek meeting house - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 5, 1825, page 93]

1825
October 4, 1825 - Elk Presbytery - McCurtian meeting house - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 4, 1825, page 98]

1826
April 4, 1826 - Elk Presbytery - Hopewell meeting house - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 4, 1826, page 104]

1826
October 3, 1826 - Elk Presbytery - Bear Creek meeting houes - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 3, 1826, page 107]

1827
April 3, 1827 - Elk Presbytery - Pleasant Grove meeting house - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 3, 1827, page 109]

1827
October 2, 1827 - Elk Presbytery - Mt. Carmel meeting houes - Williamson County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 2, 1827, page 112]

1828
April 1, 1828 - Elk Presbytery - Lebanon meeting house - Rutherford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 1, 1828, page 115]

1828
October 7, 1828 - Elk Presbytery - James Lowrie - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 7, 1828, page 132]

1829
April 7, 1829 - Mt. Pleasant - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 7, 1829, page 135]

1829
October 6, 1829 - Poplar Grove meeting house - Giles County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 6, 1829, page 140]

1830
April 6, 1830 - Fayetteville - Lincoln County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 6, 1830, page 144]

1830
October 5, 1830 - Cornersville - Giles County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 5, 1830, page 150]

1831
March 10, 1831 - Mt. Joy - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 10, 1831, page 155]

1832
April 3, 1832 - Bear Creek meeting houes - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 3, 1832, page 159]

1832
September 27, 1832 - McCains meeting house - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 27, 1832, page 165]

1833
March 21, 1833 - Franklin - Williamson County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 21, 1833, page 169]

1833
May 31, 1833 - Flat Creek meeting house - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, May 31, 1833, page 174]

1833
September 19, 1833 - Harpeth Lick meeting house - Williamson County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 19, 1833, page 175]

1834
March 20, 1834 - Mt. Pleasant - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 20, 1834, page 181]

1834
October 1, 1834 - Columbia - Maury County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, October 1, 1834, page 187]

1835
March 11, 1835 - Shelbyville - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 11, 1835, page 193]

1835
September 10, 1835 - Beech Grove meeting house - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 10, 1835, page 198]

1836
March 17, 1836 - Pond Spring - Coffee County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, March 17, 1836, page 202]

1836
September 22, 1836 - Hopewell meeting house - Bedford County, Tennessee
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, September 22, 1836, paage 205]

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1850
April 12-13, 1850 - Mt. Vernon Church - Williamson County, Tennessee
Moderator: W. W. Hendrix
Clerk: W. B. Watterson
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, April 12-13, 1850, included in original manuscript volume 1850-1864]

1850
October 4-5, 1850 - Beech Grove - Coffee County, Tennessee

1851
April 11-12, 1851 - Farmington - Marshall County, Tennessee

1851
October 3-4, 6 1851 - Lebanon - Rutherford County, Tennessee

1852
April 9-10, 12, 1852 - Shelbyville, Tennessee

1852
October 1-2, 4, 1852 - Bear Creek Church - Marshall County, Tennessee

1853
April 8-9, 11, 1853 - Lewisburg - Marshall County, Tennessee

1853
September 30-October 1, 1853 - Three Forks Church - Bedford County, Tennessee

1854
April 7-8, 1854 - Shelbyville - Bedford County, Tennessee

1854
Friday preceedings the 1st Sabbath in October - Pleasant Grove - Marshall County, Tennessee
Minutes are not in the book.

1855
April 6-7, 9, 1855 - Corneersville - Giles County, Tennessee

1855
October 5-6, 8, 1855 - Manchester - Coffee County, Tennessee

1856
April 11-12, 14, 1856 - Shelbyville Church - Bedford County, Tennessee

1856
July 25, 1856 -called meeting - Prospect Church - Marshall County, Tennessee

1856
October 3-4, 1856 - Flat Creek - Bedford County, Tennessee

1857
April 10-11 13, 1857 - Lewisburg - Marshall County, Tennessee

1857
October 2-3, 1857 - Beech Hill Church - Marshall County, Tennessee

1858
April 9-10, 1858 - Beech Grove Church - Coffee County, Tennessee

1858
October 1-2, 4, 1858 - Tullahoma Church - Coffee County, Tennessee

1859
April 8-9, 11, 1858 - Farmington Church - Marshall County, Tennessee

1859
September 30 - October 1, & October 3, 1859 - Dogwood Grove - Rutherford County, Tennessee

1860
April 6-7 & 9, 1860 - Shelbyville - Bedford County, Tennessee

1860
October 5-6, 1860 - Bear Creek Church - Marshall County, Tennessee

1861
April 12-13 & 15, 1861 - Bethlehem Church - Marshall County, Tennessee

1861
October 4-5, 1861 - New Hope - Bedford County, Tennessee

1862
April 11, 1862 - Bell Mount Church- Bedford County, Tennessee

1862
October 3-4, 1862 - Union Church - Coffee County, Tennessee

1863
April 10, 1863 - Beech Grove Church - Coffee County, Tennessee

1863
October 2-3 & 5, 1863 - Hebron Church - Bedford County, Tennessee

1864
April 8-9, 1864 - Cottage Grove Church - Bedford County, Tennessee

1864
October 7-8, 1864 - Green Hill Church - Bedford County, Tennessee

1865
April 7, 1865 - Three Forks Church - Bedford County, Tennessee

1865 - 1891
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1892 - 1895
Original Manuscript Volume

1896 - 1902
Original Manuscript Volume

1903 - 1915
Original Manuscript and Typescript Volume

1916 - 1931
Original Typescript Volume

1932 - 1948
Original Manuscript and Typescript Volume [rebound]

1949 -1957
Original Typescript Volume [rebound]

1958 - 1962
Original Typescript Volume [rebound]

 

Printed Minutes

1900
April 20-23, 1900
1 printed minute in archives

1900
October 4-6, 1900
1 printed minute in archives

1902
October 3-4, 1902
1 printed minute in archives

1903
April 24-25 & 26, 1903
1 printed minute in archives

1945 - 1946
September 27-28, 1945
April 25-26, 1946
1 printed minute in archives

1946 - 1947
October 3, 1946
April 24, 1947
1 printed minute in archives

1948
September 30, 1948
1 printed minute in archives

1949
April 21, 1949
1 printed minute in archives

1949
September 29, 1949
1 printed minute in archives

1950
April 20, 1950
1 printed minute in archives

1950
September 28, 1950
1 printed minute in archives

1951
April 19, 1951
1 printed minute in archives

1951
July 12, 1951 [called meeting]
October 4, 1951
2 printed minutes in archives

1952
April 24, 1952
2 printed minutes in archives

1952
October 2, 1952
3 printed minutes in archives

1953
April 23, 1953
3 printed minutes in archives

1953
October 1, 1953
3 printed minutes in archives

1954
April 22, 1954
2 printed minutes in archives

1954
September 30, 1954
2 printed minutes in archives

1955
April 21, 1955
1 printed minute in archives

1955
September 29, 1955
2 printed minutes in archives

1956
April 19, 1956
2 printed minutes in archives

1956
October 4, 1956
4 printed minutes in archives

1957
April 25, 1957
3 printed minutes in archives

1957
October 3, 1957
2 printed minutes in archives

1958
April 24, 1958
October 2, 1958
3 printed minutes in archives

1959
April 23, 1959
2 printed minutes in archives

1959
October 1, 1959
1 printed minute in archives

1960
April 21, 1960
2 printed minutes in archives

1960
September 29, 1960
2 printed minutes in archives

1961
April 20, 1961
4 printed minutes in archives

1961
September 28, 1961
4 printed minutes in archives

1962
April 19, 1962
4 printed minutes in archives

1962
October 4, 1962
4 printed minutes in archives


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