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PETER WILLIS BLACKWELL and THIRSEY WILLIAMS

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  • Ann B. Chambless
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 16, 2006
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      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,
      deceased.
      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
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