M-059 Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Records and Related Papers, 1851-1958.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Minutes of church conferences, constitution, articles of faith, and church roll; includes correspondence of church leaders, related papers and a few records of the Louisiana Association of Primitive Baptists. 4 folders.
Book 1: Records, 1851-1858, of an early Primitive Baptist Church in North Louisiana [Washita (Ouachita) Parish], forerunner of the Ephesus Primitive Baptist Church:
Covenant; constitution; articles of faith; church roll; minutes of church conferences, 1851-1858.
Records of the Ephesus Baptist Church, Union later Lincoln Parish, 1858-1959.
Church roll, 1859.
Covenant; constitution; articles of faith; minutes of church conferences, 1859-1890.
Church roll as of June 22, 1879.
Book 2: Records, 1890-1954:
Minutes of church conferences, 1890-1954; church roll.
Church correspondence and related papers, 1863-1958:
Deed of church property, 1872.
Some early membership letters.
Correspondence of Ephesus Church Leaders with officials of other Primitive Baptist churches in North Louisiana.
Church roll, 1944.
Some membership letters, 1952-1953.
Typed copy of the Articles of Faith and Rules of Discipline of the church (undated).
List of church elders and deacons (undated).
Typed copy of the history of Zion's Rest Primitive Baptist Church.
Miscellaneous letters and documents.
Minutes of the session of the Louisiana Association of Primitive Baptists, 1948 and 1950.