CROSS CUT METHODIST CHURCH ROLL
In 1886, the year following the founding of the Baptist Church, the first Methodist Church of Cross Cut was established. Information concerning the Cross Cut Methodists is taken from the publication, "Cross Plains-Burkett, Texas Methodists", Estill Franklin Allen, Editor.
That publication tells us the Methodist Church roll for the period 1890 to 1894, carried 78 names, representing 32 families. Those persons, assumed to be the charter members, are shown below underscored and in italics. Those who joined between 1894 and 1952 are shown in standard type face. As with the Baptist roll, it is necessary to insert a disclaimer concerning the list of members as shown. Those persons who periodically updated the church roll were apparently not bound by the laws of uniformity and/or standardization. Consequently, in some cases there may be duplications within a given family group, e.g., Bertha Smith may well be Bertie Smith, who may also be Mrs. Bob Smith, and Mrs. R. C. Smith. To avoid leaving anyone out, I listed all of the names as recorded. If, as in the example, your family name is Smith, I leave it up to you to weed out the redundancies.
Allen, Mrs. Alvah, and Mrs. J. B.
Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Newton, and Mrs. Susie
Annstrong, W.M. and V.E./ and Willis
Baucom, Mack and Alice
Baum, Geo. T .
Berry, Mr. & Mrs. C. H.
Biehl, Mr. & Mrs. A. J.
Bond,A.U. Artha. Charley,. Minnie. S. C. / H.H. and M. E.
Box, Ada. Martha. and R. H.
Bright, Dr. R. L., Alabama, Lila, and O. C.
Broocke, Julia. Minerva. R. A. / and Mattie
Brooks, Mary B .
Brown, Mattie L., and Mrs. Pat
Browning, Mrs. C. M.
Burchfield, Bob and Mary
Byrd, Atchie, Atthio, O. B. and Blanch Howe, Mr. And Mrs. E. C., Elsie, Mrs. Elvie, Mrs. Mack, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Nancy, Mrs. Opal, Onetta, and Susie
Campbell, Cleta Bell, Mr. And Mrs. G. T., Mabel, and Mr. & Mrs. Tom
Carmichael, Mrs. Bulah Cates, Dr. and Mrs., and Evoline
Clack, Mr. & Sister G. H., Lucy, and Lela, G. F., Jamie, and Tony
Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Eldon, and Alton
Coffelt, E..and R. L.Conlee, L. C. Crosby, U. Dora
Davis, Jack and Eula DeBusk, Andrew. M A.. M .I:. Sarah / Mary E., Bula, Nettie, Jennie, Muriel, C. H, C. M., Mr. And Mrs. Clayton, Cora Bell, Eula, Lillie, and Rector C.
Deweese, Billie, Dale, James. and Mrs. June
Dibrell, Mr. & Mrs.George, Dorothy, Frank, and Mary Lou
Dorwin, S. T.
Dryden, Mr. And Mrs., and Elizabeth
Dunlap, Mr .& Mrs. Claude, and Mary Bell
Earley, Mrs. Mabel
Edington, Jinnie. Samuel. Maggie. and Mollie/ Elsie May, Grace, H.B., Lorene,
Manola, Minnieola, Mrs. Lonnie, Myrtle, and Ocie
Enloe, Nathaniel l.
Evans, Mrs. T. P. and Jack
Farr , A.
Fleming, Mr. & Mrs. A. C., and Mr. & Mrs. W. R.
Fosset, Mrs. Pearl
Franklin, Winnie, Poter
Gafford, Mary and T. M., Gus, Mrs. Emma, Inez, and J. W.
Gaines, Lulu/ Mrs. Eddie, Edna, Lila, and Rena
Golson, Martha./ Mr. And Mrs. M. R., Mr. And Mrs. M. E., Edna
Goza, Mr. & Mrs. B. B.
Halford, R. H.
Harden, J. M.
Harrell, J. E.
Hassenzahl, Mr. & Mrs. C. R., and Lucile
Henslee, H. H., Reba, and Ruth
Henson, Mamie (Minnie) and Lucy
Hill, Mr .& Mrs. Robert
Hinson, Esta M., J. T. and M.
Hounshell, Anderson, Myrtle, and Oliver
Howard, Mrs. I. M.
Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. W. T.
Hunter, Andie Modene
Jackson, Charlie and Ondilla
Johnson, Mr .& Mrs. Marvin
Jones, Sarah/. Mr. & Mrs. J. C., Rev. S. F., M. E., Miss Willie, Mrs. S. A., and Sister G. H.
Jowers, Mrs. Geo., Miss Betty Pearl, Miss Georgia Nell, and Miss Marion Grace
Keeler, Alton, C. N., Carmon, Clara, Cora, Delmar, Ercell, Lancaster, May,
Nardell, Sam, and Mrs. Mary
Keller, John and Mattie
Kilgore, Mrs. J. C.
King, Lafayette and Mollie
McCrider, J. T. and P. R
McDaniel, J. M., Mrs. V. T., M., and Lula M.
McDonough, Jewel Mattie, Mavaline
McLaughlin, Blake and Inez
Malory , Katy
Mason, Atchie (Byrd) and Susie (Byrd)
Maudlin, Mrs. Alvin
Merritt, Mr. & Mrs. John R.
Milery , I. T.
Miller, Sam L.
Mills, E. M.
Moore, Cecil, Cora, Dan, Dave, DeArmond, and Lodine
Morton, Mr. J. E.
Myers, Doris Ray
Neff, B..l E..M. and R
Newton, Anderson. Caroline. Henry. and Nettie A. / O.B., Hettie, Austin, Gilda,
Howard, Imogene, Ina (Chambers), Jack Terry, Lawrence, W.J., and Zettie
Oliver, Mrs. J. L. and Mrs. McCoy
Palmer, Mr. & Mrs. A. H.
Pentecost, Heather. James. L.L.. M T:. M V:. R.M.. Sarah A.. W.S. /R. W. and Hattie, J.B., Fannie, Uslora Euta, Dora, Annie, Ruie, Annie, Jack, Maggie, Mr. And Mrs. W.S., and Wanda
Pethtel, George and Eualion
Petty , Mrs. Ommy
Pevehouse, Mrs. John
Pickett, Dorcus and Cletia Bell
Plummer, Mr .& Mrs. A. H.
Prater, E.M.Eula L.. G.M. JH.. and ME./L.M., Allie, Mr. & Mrs. Walter, Nina, Thelma
Prichard, Mrs. Q.C., Bryan, and Pam, Mrs. Bran
Pritchett, Mrs. O. C
Proctor, Mr .& Mrs. Ernest
Purcell, Mattie Lee, Mrs. Nancy, and Mrs. Tennessee
Ratliff, Mrs. Dick, and Laura
Reed, Mr. & Mrs. Frank
Renfro, Mrs. G.W., Billie, and Madeline
Robins, Mrs. D.A
Sandel, E.A., Lillie, Ora
Shannon, Mrs. Claude
Slate, Clayton, Cleburne, Myrtle, and Willie May
Smith, Emilv J:. andE. T:
Snivly, S. J.
Stewart, S.D.. andMary T;/ Willie
Stone, Rosela. ME.. and S.D. / Susan, Mrs. Ollie, Ondelia, Albert, G.D. and Hattie
Thomas, Mr .& Mrs. Perno
Thompson, A.M [JM* Elizabeth
Triplitt, S. and VE. / , Hattie
Walker, Mr. & Mrs. J.G., and Curtis
Weathers, Harmon B., J.B., Rosa Lee, and Sealy
Westennan, Anna, Mattie, Minnie, Allie, Adelia, Clara, Pearl, and Eliza
Whittle, Mrs. W.J.
Wilks, Lillie May
Williams, Bertha, Claudine, and Kathleen
Willingham, Mr. & Mrs. C.H.
Willis, Anderson. F: .Lillie. Pink. and Sister / Etna, Mrs. P .M. (M.P. ), Sam L.,
Claud, Claudia, Mrs. G.W., and Ollie
Wilmont, Mr. & Mrs. C. S.
Wilson, Walter, Minnie, Ben, Minda, Francis, Jennie
Woolridge, Josephine, Marshall, Mattie Emily, Eula, Mrs. C. H., and Noe
Records further indicate the founding pastor of the church was Mr. J. K. Watson. Reverend Watson's successors at the Methodist pulpit were:
1903 -Bowden, J. W.
1907 -Brandon, W .L.
1908- Jones, W.T.
N/A -McGuire, D.A
1910- Wilkins Charles E.
1915- Capps, R. T.
1916- Reese, R. L.
1918 -Harnes, A C.
1920- Oliver, J. L. 1941 -Walker, J.G.
1923 -McConnell, W. L.
1927- Weathers, J. B.
1929-Renfro, G. W.
1931 -Davenport, RH
1932- Mauldin, Alvin
1933 -Nance, H.H.
1935- Fisher, Wm. S.
1936- Merritt, John R
1938 -Brown. Pat
1939- Barnett, Hubert
1942/1950 -No Records
1951- Grace, S. R.