Washington (Wash) Jackson is back on the scene again; he was one of the founders of Mount Jezreel Church.
In April 1890, several members of Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 1401 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia, left and founded Mount. Jezreel Baptist Church. Some of the members were Moses Stevens, Tilman Giles, Wash Jackson and Harriett Giles. The group met at a meeting place on King Street until Reverend Coleman and the founders secured a lot at 317 North Payne Street.
In 1908, Mount Jezreel Baptist Church was experiencing some leadership problems that led them to court. The Court asked the Congregation to settle their disputes by the ballot. Ninety-seven members of the church voted.
This 104-year old list contains some of the early members of the Church. Thanks go out to two members of Mount Jezreel Baptist Church who assisted with the church history: Deborah Ford Nelson and Barbara Williams. I obtained the membership list from the court case at the Alexandria Circuit Court.
The 1908 Voting Members of Mount Jezreel Baptist Church:
Thomas E. (T.E.) Arrington
Alice Hargrave “known as Alice Washington”
E. J. Anderson
Wash N. Jackson
John A. Wilson
Delcy Fane or Fare
D. Sadie White
Susan B. Hall
Bessie Marshall “now Bessie Harding”
2 thoughts on “Mount Jezreel Baptist Church 1908 Membership List”
I’m a decendent of Harritt Giles and was very excited to see this article. We were always told that our Great-Great Grandmother Harriett Giles helped start Mt. Jezreel Baptist but we had no documentation of it. Thank you for allowing our family to verify some of our family history.
Thank you again,
Sandra Jordan-Porter daughter of Peggy Ward Jordan Barber and granddaughter of Henry William Ward, grandson of Harriett Giles
Thanks Sandy! I am glad you were able to find some of your family history on my site. Also I am working on the Alexandria Freedmen Cementery Descendant project and I think we have some people with the last name Ward buried in the Freedmen Cementery that existed during the Civil War. I would love to hear more about your Ward family. Thanks again for your comments.