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.
- A Brief History of New Ramah Baptist Church at Ray City, GA
- Primitive Baptists at Ray City
- New Ramah Church
- New Ramah Primitive Baptist Church ~ Additional Views
- Aaron Anderson Knight (1857 – 1925)
- Historic Marker Placed at Site of New Ramah Church
- Constitution of New Ramah Primitive Baptist Church
- Old Union Primitive Baptist Church, also known as Burnt Church
- Elder Orville Augustus Knight (1874-1950)
- Eulogy of Elder Ansel Parrish
- Cassie Lee Hall ~ Woman of Faith
- More About Troupville, GA and the Withlacoochee River
- Irene Primitive Baptist Church