Union Baptist Church, Lanier County GA

Union Baptist Church est. 1825

Union Baptist Church est. 1825

Union Baptist Church, the first church in the old area of Irwin County, Georgia was established October 21, 1825. The original members were William A. Knight and Sarah, his wife; Jonathan Knight and Elizabeth, his wife; Joshua Lee and Martha, his wife; James Patten and Elizabeth, his wife; Mary Knight, and Josiah Sirmans. The first Minister of Union Baptist Church was Reverend Matthew Albritton.

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  1. Lisa Hargrove
    Lisa Hargrove says:

    I am not only a descendant of Margaret Cornish and Robert Sweat, but also of Dr. John Woodson (of Flowerdew Hundred Plantation, VA). His GGranddaughter, Elizabeth Woodson married John Knight sometime around 1730’s. I take it that these Knight’s of Lanier Co. GA were probably their descendants, seeing how we all wound up in Georgia. This is also the link that makes us kin to the great poet Georgia poet Sidney Lanier, the fabulous dark-haired first lady Dolley Madison, and the infamous Jesse and Frank James.


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