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|Spring Hill Community, about five miles south west of the present town of|
Fayette, was settled in 1802 by Methodists. The Robertson family from Sumter
District, South Carolina, (A member of which was John J. Robertson who was
later prominent in Methodist history ), Abner Marble and his wife Rachel
Hamberlin, George, Edward and Is my Foreman, Thomas Owens, Sr., John and James Baldridge, Theophilus Marble were members of this early settlement.
Rev. Newt Vick of Virginia joined the Spring Hill Settlement. He had been in the area for a short time having recently been in the Selsertown community. He preached at the Courthouse in Greenville. It was in this settlement at the home of Rev. Newt Vick on the first of November 1813 that there was the first annual Methodist conference in Mississippi. In this same year, Rev. Vick with some members of his flock left the Spring Hill community to locate permanently in the Walnut Hills vicinity on the Big Black River. Foster Cook, his nephew, who was a surveyor followed him.
Anebec's note: Does anybody out there know where Walnut Hills was? I
understood it to be where Vicksburg is now .. however, Vicksburg is not on the
Big Black. So what gives. Remember that these are WPA Records ...
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain