|Page 2 - Excerpts from
"A Concise History of the Introduction of Protestantism into Mississippi & the Southwest"
by John Griffing Jones
|Grave of my 4-g-uncle, Richard Curtis,
Jr., who started the first Baptist Church
in the Southwest Flordia Parishes in abt.
1788 (the second church of any
denomination started in the territory);
and who was responsible for building six
churches in surrounding counties..
Died: October 28, 1811, at the home of
his sister, Hannah Curtis Courtney, on
Beaver's Creek, in Amite County, MS.