PETER WILLIS BLACKWELL and THIRSEY WILLIAMS
- THIRSEY WILLIAMS was received by experience in the Paint Rock Baptist
Church between the February and March 1836 meetings. Her name first shows
on the church roll dated May 1836.
Peter Willis Blackwell was received by letter for membership in the Paint
Rock Baptist Church in August 1837. Also, Norman and Joseph Blackwell were
received the same day.
The church rolls from 1838 through 1843 lists Thirsey Williams immediately
under the name of Christian Williams. In 1846, Thirsey BLACKWELL is listed
immediately below the name of Christian Williams.
There is ONLY ONE Thirsey on the church roll throughout these years;
therefore, it is obvious that Thirsey Williams married Peter Willis
Blackwell after September 1843 and before September 1846. This is
corroborated by the birth of their first child (Norman W. Blackwell) who was
born in 1846 or 1847.
One additional NOTE: The October 1848 church roll shows John Williams,
John Williams was still shown as Church Moderator in the church minutes
dated the first Saturday in July 1848. Only the name of J. C. Sewell, Clerk
Pro Tem, was listed for the minutes of August 1848. No moderator was listed
in the minutes recorded for August and September 1848. Therefore, it
appears John Williams died in July 1848 (after the first Saturday in July.)
The May 1858 church roll shows Peter Blackwell, DEAD, and Thirsey Blackwell
dismissed by letter.
Ann B. Chambless