From:Debbie Klapaska email@example.com
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:01 pm
My original ancestors to Claiborne County, Tennessee were the Chadwell family. Captain David Chadwell was from Pittsylvania Virginia and he was a Captain in the revolutionary war.
I'm seeking information on church life during the early years of Claiborne County. In a book that I saw once, about 25 years ago, a woman who attended David Chadwell's funeral in 1833 said that folks back then said that David Chadwell was a Dunkard.
Also about 25 years ago, someone in my family said that they remembered their great-grandparent saying that David Chadwell didn't fight in the Rev War, but that he gave cattle and food for the army.
I've researched a little about the Dunkard religion and found that they are like the Mennonite or Amish, the Anababtists, and so that would make sense that he wouldn't fight in the war but he would help in another way.
I found your church list on the ancestry.com site I just joined. I'm struggling to find my way around. All of my genealogy is in notebooks, from the past 30 years. I have to learn my way around this new way to research.
Thank you for reading this. Do you have any information about churches in CC-T in the time frame of 1765 through the early 1800s?
I'm really interested in the evolution of the church structure, in terms of, if my family was Dunkard when they came to CC-T, what happened structurally, or in their doctrine, to become Baptist?
Thank you for any information you can pass along my way.
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