This is the church that I believe my great grandmother, Sallie Bett BRANCH attended as a child, in Buckingham County.
Yet another of the nineteen churches in Buckingham enumerated in Thomas Baldwin’s Gazetteer of the United States (1854) is Maysville Presbyterian Church. In 1822, Rev. John W. Fulton, licensed by Hanover Presbytery, was sent to Buckingham County to establish a church. Two years later, Rev. John Holt Rice, D.D. organized the new church with nine members. By 1830, the congregation had grown to thirty-nine. The church building pictured here was completed in 1838 and is beautifully maintained today. Closely resembling the Buckingham Courthouse, it is located in the town’s Historic District. As would be expected in Buckingham, its roof is made of slate.
In 1997, Carl Coleman Rosen, Sr. wrote the comprehensive History of Maysville Presbyterian Church Buckingham Court House, Virginia, 1824-1996. In it, Rosen quotes from History of Maysville Church: 1824-1888, written in May of 1888, by Rev. Thomas D. Bell: “Being at the…
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