Primitive Baptists at Ray City

A recent document discovery at Ray City Community Library, Ray City, GA was the minutes of the 1962 Union Primitive Baptist Association.

The settlers of the Wiregrass in Lowndes and Berrien county, Georgia were predominantly of the Primitive Baptist faith.  Union Church (aka Burnt Church) on the Alapaha River served the families of early settlers like William A. Knight and his son Levi J. Knight. Primitive Baptist churches became a part of many communities. In 1913, the Knight descendants built New Ramah Primitive Baptist church at Ray City.

Just a few of the Ray City People who were Primitive Baptists:
Cassie Lee Hall, Arrin Horn Guthrie, Effie Shaw Clements, Alfred F. Fender, Minnie Clements Sirmans, Aden Boyd, Elizabeth Skinner Register.

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3 Comments

  1. John w. mangum said,

    May 22, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I’m researching Levi J. Knight. He is my third great grandfather. I’m hoping to find more on the Knight family and those still in the Ray City area.

  2. May 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    The Ray City History website http://www.raycity.pbworks.com has 57 entries with Knight family connections, including multiple pages on Levi J. Knight and many of his descendants. Please let me know if you are looking for a specific individual. I may be able to provide additional materials.

  3. May 19, 2011 at 6:08 am

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