Lyon County, KY

Pleasant Hope Baptist was located in the northwestern section of the Ferguson Springs precinct.  It was organized in1880 with eight members.  The first pastor was F. M Holland and W. N. Ingram was the clerk.

It was probably disbanded in the 1940's.  In 1916 several members were dismissed at their own request to build a new church. (See Mt. Carmel Baptist Church)

Some of the above group has been identified as:   Pauline Mitchuson, Novena Fulks, Maudine Downing, James Orr, Robert Downing, Eliza Downing, Nellie Orr and Geneta, Arvil Fulks, Sybil Mitchuson, Dorothy Orr, Grace Fulks, William Foley, Melvin Orr, Jack Orr, Douglas Downing, Bobby Joe Henson, Ronella and Leta Foley, Ella Bell Fulks and two children, Edna and Ruth Downing, Doreas and Euphama Fulks and Vemon Downing.

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©Margaret Chambers