The Baptist Church of Philadelphia
BAPTISMAL RECORDS 1870-1922
Organized 29 Jan. 1870, in Bowmantown community of Washington Co. TN, the Baptist Church of Philadelphia underwent a name change to Bowmantown Baptist Church in Oct. 1960. These baptismal records are extracted from The History of the Philadelphia/ Bowmantown Baptist Church, 1870-1983, contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ward and Elaine Cantrell.
W.F. Fleenor, Pastor
June 25, 1870 Cynthia, Louisa, and Mary Jane Knight, and Mary Serena Reed
July 24, 1870 Catherine Range, Martha Good, and Christopher Good.
February 8,1871 Isaac N. Range, B. F. Range, F. Rupe, Levi Moore, and R. H. Ferguson.
March 19, 1871 Elizabeth Barkley
Samuel H. Harold, Pastor
January 11, 1880 Sarah L. Miller, Tennessee Chase, Corda Aston, James Range, and James Aston.
June, 1880 Martha Ferguson
February 12, 1881 James M. Armentrout, Isaac L. Calloway, Daniel A. Chase, John Ensminger, Addison Tredway, William Treadway, Jacob Broyles, Sarah L. Range, Effie L. Miller, Margaret Barkley, Emma Mathes, Cross (no other name given), Mary A. Depue, and Martha Ensminger
March 19, 1881 Ora Bell Depue and David Treadway.
Eli Ratliff, Pastor
February 25, 1883 James Hensley
December, 1883 Sarah Austen, and Jane Porch
May 16, 1885 Emma Miller
Spencer Tunnel, Pastor
March 21, 1886 Alfred Range
T.H. Crouch, Pastor
March 6, 1887 Kitty Range
April 2, 1887 Ellen Range
June 5, 1887 Margaret Shields
February 19,1888 W. C. Southerland, W. A. Hensley, John H. Armstrong
March 18, 1888 D. N. Good, John Smith, Upton (?) Campbell, Wiley Armstrong, Lizzie Carson, Isabel Bowman, J. F. Smith, Lewis Tapp
January 25, 1890 Lula Campbell, Lola Armentrout, Bunley (?) Campbell, Gertrude Miller, Bell Gregg, Nancy Gregg, Eliza Range, Noah Range, John M. Bowman, Julia Armstrong, Gilden Gregg, George Slagle, H. D. Armentrout
February 9, 1890 Thomas Williams, Stephen Williams, Elberta Bowman.
May, 1890 William Barlow
September 13, 1890 J. L. Smith, Mary M. Smith, Lucy F. Smith, J. W. Smith.
M.A. Adams, Evangelist from Jonesboro
December 18,1892 William B. Barkley, W. E. L. Austin, T. W. Range, R. B. Taylor
J.E. Smith, Pastor
September 7, 1893 Walter Beard
D.J. Hunt, Pastor
October, 1895 George Smith
November 2, 1895 William Bowman, Eugene Smith, James Taylor, Willie Armentrout, Sarah Southerland, William Deakins
June 2, 1897 Julia Range, Lizzie Tipton
June 19,1897 Stella Austin
A.L. Davis, Pastor
November, 1899 Taylor Campbell, Nelia Campbell, Thomas Taylor, Aury Taylor, Effie Austin, Clara Armstrong, Bettie Arnold, Willie Arnold, Nona Smith
March 30, 1901 Rachel Chase, Anna Bowman, Nellie Bowman, Dona (?) Campbell
J.H. Sharpe, Pastor
November 15, 1901 William Campbell, Russell Campbell, Charles Austin, Connie Armstrong, Calvin Ball, Charles Taylor, Cindy Southerland, Lena Arnold, Mollie Rector
November 9, 1902 Lula Shipley
O.C. Peyton, Pastor
April 8, 1905 Celia Barlow
J.B. Chiles, Pastor
November 23, 1906 Lena Campbell, Mattie Rowles, Leora Bowman, Hattie Ward, Mattie Barlow
June 9, 1907 B.M. Bowman
December 14, 1907 Lola Austin, Ollie Ward, Olive Fulkerson, Essie Taylor Bowman, Cleo Campbell, Nola Campbell
June 13, 1908 Emma Bowman, Bessie Campbell, Mac Campbell
December 18, 1908 Coy Hastings
July 31, 1909 Bro. Cartwright (no other name given)
C.A. Ladd, Pastor
(no date) Russell Austin, Glenn Austin, Ben Austin, Billy Taylor, Carl Fulkerson, Lula Taylor, Louise Campbell, Mary Bowman
July 9, 1910 Emma Austin
January 1, 1912 Bernie Southerland, Ella Austin
April 13, 1912 Willard Lewis, Clifford Graybeal
H.F. Templeton, Pastor
September 23, 1917 Charlie Arnold, Holt Hastings, Ralph Southerland, Rollie Southerland, Paul Barr, Joda Arnold
July 9, 1921 Flora Taylor, Vertie Campbell, Addie Mae Mitchell, Hubert Ball
Dec. 19, 1921 Mrs. Hiram Armentrout, Mrs. Ezra Hastings, Mrs. Vertie Chase, Mrs. Arthur Lovegrove, Mrs. Bernie Southerland, Daisy Wright, Lucy Austin Campbell, Rocie(?) Buck, Azer Townsend, Ben Bowman, Joe Bowman, Dave Bowman, Clemmer Campbell, Paul Deakins
Nov. 18, 1922 Will Plesant, Bonnie Plesant, Cleo Plesant, Robert Plesant, Roe Plesant, Mrs. Will Plesant, Frank Crawford, Mrs. Frank Crawford, Bethalone Crawford
The record may not be complete, but it is as complete as available records reveal.