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Nightons & Nights listed in Friendship Baptist Church
Posted by: Peggy (ID *****9029) Date: June 04, 2003 at 19:42:19
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taken from "A History of Friendship Baptist Church" 1801-1901. (Located in Pauline, Spartanburg Co, SC).

*Polly- pg 64= In Oct 1852 POLLY NIGHT & her Mother; ELIZABETH HARRISON were granted Letters of Dismission.
(Polly Night was my gr-gr-grandmother; Mary A. "Polly" Knighton, wife of Green Knighton).

William Night- pg 61-93
pg 61= On Sept 6, 1849, WILLIAM NIGHT was received by Experience into the Friendship Baptist Church.
(me: That meant he had already been Baptized previously).

pg 93- On July 1, 1869, William Night's name was mentioned to be "Invited to attend Services".

ALLEN - pg 74-85-86-98
pg 74- On Sept 1858= Allen Nighton was Received by Experience & was Baptized into the Friendship Baptist Church.
Other NIGHTONS that joined that same day were: NANCY NIGHTON, MALISSA NIGHTON & OLIVE NIGHTON.

pg 85- On March 1865, an A. NIGHTON, (I assume Allen) was "Sited" for neglect for not attending the Church.
He was not the only one Sited that day.
pg 86- June 1865- Bro Allen Nighton gave his Excuse for not attending and it was Received.
pg 98- In May 1873, ALLEN NIGHTON, along with MALISSA Nighton & Sena Bennette (Colored) were given "Dismission Letters". (That usually meant they were moving to another Church or out of State).

pg 53- date: Sept 1844- JOSEPH NIGHTON was Received by Experience into the Friendship Baptist Church.
pg 59- date: January 1848- JOSEPH Nighton was charged with Drunkness & Fighting. His case was continued until March 1848 and the Friendship Baptist Church was "Excluded" from the Church.

pg 56- Date: Oct 21, 1846- NANCY NIGHTON was Received by Letter into the Friendship Baptist Church. Others that joined her that day were: Sandford SMITH, Massy SMITH, Elizabeth McHAM.
pg 74- Date: Sept 1858- Nancy's name was mentioned again as being Received & Baptized into the Church. A Mary Jane Johnson was also Baptized the same day.
pg 79- Date: Nov 1861- Sister NANCY NIGHTON was reported by Bro. William BENNETT for the Sin of Fornication & was Excluded from the fellowship of the Church.

pg 92- On January 1869, Brother O. NIGHTON gave Excuse for not attending Friendship Baptist Church. (Notification by Letter). The Church Received his Letter.
pg 95- On Feb. 1871, O. NIGHTON was Cited for non attendance. On Mar 1871, the Church again Cited O. Nighton for non attendance & ordered him to attend their next meeting.
pg 100- On Nov. 1873, the Church again "Sited" Bro O. NIGHTON to attend their next meeting.
On same page, on Mar 1874, The Church "Excluded" M O NIGHTON.
(Me: I'll bet this was MILES OLIVER KNIGHTON).

pg 63- On Feb. 1852; THOMAS NIGHTON was appointed to "Cite" Brethern RN Morrow, T. Rowntree, & Willis Rogers to attend the next conference.
On same page, date: Nov. 1851- WILLIAM NIGHTON, David O'SHIELDS & Wife, Nancy along with Clarinda OShields & GW Rease were granted Letter of Dismission.
On pg 64- THOMAS NIGHTON was granted a letter of Dismission.
Date: April 1853.

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