|Creator:||Wansley, Frank Nicholas|
|Title:||Van's Creek Baptist Church history|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
Van's Creek Baptist Church was established early in 1785 by Rev. Dozier Thornton, Revolutionary soldier and Virginian. The church was named for an Indian convert, David Vann, famed Chief of the Cherokees. Though the sixth Baptist Church in Georgia, it is the oldest in continuous service. Rev. Thornton was its pastor for 43 years. Original members were Rev. Dozier Thornton, his wife Lucy Elizabeth Thornton, Elizabeth Thornton, William Arnold, first Deacon and Clerk, Susan Arnold, Nathan Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan, Thomas Gilbert, John White, and Milly White. -- "Elbert County." Georgia Mountains. http://www.georgiamountains.org (Retrieved April 27, 2009)
The collection consists of a photocopy of a history of Van's Creek Baptist Church in Elbert County by Frank Nicholas Wansley.
Originals retained by donor.
Van's Creek Baptist Church history, MS 2117. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.