1782-1982 Membership Lists at Bill’s Creek Baptist Church

Many of McDowell County citizens have their roots in surrounding counties, one of which is Rutherford County where Bill’s Creek Baptist Church is located. A wonderful resource book by Helen Mason Lu of Dallas, Texas is “Bill’s Creek Baptist Church, Two Hundred Year History, 1782-1982“.

I am privileged to have a copy of this wonderful resource and will gladly do a look-up for you. Limit your request to two individuals and include as much information as you have that will be helpful with the look-up. Please take note of complete look-up guidelines on the Look-Up Page.


I’m trying to find out information concerning the first husband(s) of Margaret “Maggie”

Jamison/Jimison/Jamerson/Jimieson/Jimmerson who was born around 1866 in
McDowell County and died in 1933 in Haywood County. She married Doctor Avery
Taylor in 1889 but she had children previously, including my grandmother “Jessie
Clementine” who married Theodore Vance Davis, my great aunt “Cora Bell” who
married Ralph Duncan, and my great uncle “Sam C” whose marital status, residence,
and date of death are unknown.

Maggie’s mother was Malinda “Lindy” C. Webb, daughter of Hiram Webb and Sarah
Hollifield. I am fairly certain Maggie’s father was James Pinckney “Pink” Jamison,
son of Alexander Jamison, but she might have been married to one of James’ brothers
at one point (possibly killed in the Civil War).

Malinda had brothers Pickney Alexander, John Columbus and James.

Email direct at: Richard Davis

Posted September 4, 2008; Reposted: 7/1/2011

Look for Your McDowell County, NC Family in the Surrounding Counties.

Genealogical Societies with contact information. You may find information on McDowell County, NC families at the following locations.

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Buncombe Old Buncombe Genealogical Society Mondays: 1p – 4:30pTuesday-Friday: 9:30 – 4:30pSaturday  10:00 AM – 1 PM 128 Bingham Road, Suite 700Asheville, NC 828.253-1894
Cleveland Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc. Open to public:

  • 2nd & 3rd Saturday every month – 9:00 a – 1:00 p.
  • 2nd & 3rd Monday every month – 12:00p. – 4:00 p.
  • Every Tuesday Evening – 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
PO Box 2261, Shelby, NC  28151Location:  1145 County Home Road, Shelby, NC
Henderson Reg. of Deeds M-F: 9-5 200 N. Grove St., Suite 129Hendersonville 828.697.4901
Henderson Gen. & Historical Society M-F: 10 – 4$3 fee/day 400 N. Main St.Hendersonville 828.693.1531
Lincoln West Lincoln Branch Library M: 10a – 8 pTu – Fri: 10a – 6 pSat: 10a – 1 p 5545 West Highway 27Vale, NC 28168 704.276.9946
Lincoln Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library System.Carolina Room M, Tu & Th: 10a – 9 p.m.W & Sa: 10a – 6pFr: 10a – 2p 1555 East Garrison Blvd.Gastonia, NC 704.868.2164
Lincoln The Lincoln County Historical Association Online at
Polk Reg. of Deeds M-F: 8:30 – 5 40 Courthouse St, Columbus, NC 828.894-8450
Rutherford Genealogical Society of Old Tryon M, T, Th, F: 9-2W: 9a – 8pSat: 9a -12n 319 Doggett Rd.Forest City 828.247.8700