|1920; Township 5, Craven, NC; Roll: T625_1293; |
Page 2B; Enumeration District 18; Image 210.
As my search for historical records of ministers and preachers in Township 5 nears a close, I received a reply from several repositories and contacts regarding conference and church records. Ms Cynthia Keever of Hood Theological Seminary found two sources with only brief mentions of this minister, the Rev. A.R. Anderson:
- A History of the AME Zion Church, Vol. II, by David Henry Bradley, Sr., pp. 155-156.
- The African American Episcopal Zion Church: Reality of the Black Church, by William J. Walls, p. 208.
In addition, Jennifer Thompson of Duke University's John Hope Franklin Research Center for African American History and Culture found two collections that may be of interest:
- United Methodist Church Records, 1784-1984; Boxes HS 2 and 3;
- William George Melton papers, 1859-1887.
While it may be some time before I am able to make a research trip to Durham, it is good to know in advance of some records which are available for perusal.