I have a record of a David Derrick as a Minister of several Methodist churchs in Montgomery Co. NC about 1830 to 1835. I do not know if he was a full time preacher or a "Circuit Rider" Some of these churchs were in their infancy at that time. I suspect he was very popular and succesful because there were three male Burleson cousins born during that time period 1831/1835 that all were named David Derrick Burleson. I`m sure they were named after the minister because that is not a Burleson family name. one of these Churchs was the Cassel Meeting House that was started by a Burleson in-law William Cassel and was built on Burleson land. All three of these cousins lived close by.
I have reveiwed this Genforum and the post # 1022 by S D Holland points out a David Derrick that may well be the young NC preacher. The churchs were in Montgomery Co. NC ( became Stanly Co.in 1841) are about 35 miles from the SC line.
While this David Derrick was not part of my Burleson family , his named has been honored for the last 180 years. If anyone has any info on his idenity I would apreciate it.
John H. Burleson Stanly Co. North Carolina
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