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Weldon, John

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Weldon, John
March 15, 2007 09:11PM
by Wendell H. Rone, Probably published in 1944 by Messenger Job Printing
Co., Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky. Used by permission.
p. 283. Daviess Co.

JOHN WELDON: This is another pioneer preacher of whom we have learned few
particulars. He and Elder Benjamin Tolbert constituted Rock Spring Church
(Yelvington) on June 30, 1813. Elder Weldon was called as the first pastor and
served until May, 1816. He helped to organize Highland Church, in Union County,
on March 17, 1812. Records also show him as pastor of Grave Creek Church, in
Henderson County, from 1810 to 1813. He was a member of the presbytery in the
formation of Bethel Church in the same county on June 4, 1813. Having been a
member of the Grave Creek Church he became a constituent member of this church.
Bethel called him as her first pastor. After this we lose him and find no other
record of his labors. He probably went on further west. No dates of his birth
or death have been found. He is the founding grandfather of the First Baptist
Church of Owensboro as most of the constituent members came to this church from
the Yelvington Church of which he was the founder.

Tolbert Weldon
Daviess Henderson Union

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