- Pastor of Clay Hill Baptist church founded 1895
- Rev. and Mrs. Wesley Colyer spent Tuesday and Wednesday at HowardBotkin's --Jan 7, 1921 Somerset Journal
- Per interview of Verda Mae Hines Hughes 08/01/2016 (born 1924) who was born in White Lilly and has lived at Strawberry & Clay Hill Rd since 1946, she remembers Wes Colyer who the preacher at Clay Hill.
- James Wesley Colyer married is 2nd cousin Mary Nunnelley. John Colyer born 1781 was both of their great-grandfather.
- Dr. John W. Pierce
9402 Discovery Drive West
Indianapolis, IN 46250
writes in March 2004 Kentucky Explorer magazine:
Attending church regularly was
an important part of the life of my
parents and their children. We were
members of the White Oak Baptist
Church, where the Pierce family were
members. For many years the pastor
ofthe churchwas Rev. Wesley Colyer.
Re: Names of Pastors and Churches in Pualski Co, KY
kayrenee59 (Ver publicaciones)
Publicado: 25 feb 2007 10:53 GMT
Bob Bray and others looking for Pastors in Eastern Pulaski
I copy some old minutes this is what I found below.
Pitman Creek ==Eld G. A. Sears
Clay Hill== Eld J.W. Colyer
White Lily== Rev J.D. Hargis
Churches ===Pastors Address
Pitman Creek== G. A Sears Alcalda Ky
New Hope J.D. Hargis Drum Ky
Clay Hill== J.W. Colyer Drum Ky
Pine Grove== J.C Barker Drum Ky (Piney Grove #1 now)
Pitman Creek=== G.A. Sears Alcalda Ky
New Hope== U.B. Harp Somerset. Ky
Clay Hill=== J W Colyer Ruth Ky
Pine Grove== J.C. Barker Drum Ky
Pitman Creek--- J.W. Colyer Ruth Ky
New Hope ==U.B. Harp Bent Ky
Clay Hill-== J W Colyer= Ruth Ky
Pine Grove ==J C Barker Drum Ky
Pitman Creek--- J W Colyer Ruth Ky
New Hope ====== G. A Sears Alcalde
Clay Hill ---- J W Colyer Ruth Ky
Pine Grove==== H J Ridener Poplarville Ky
Obediah Phelps born Mar 9 1857 Join the New Hope Church about 1894 died Oct 18 1919
Ariminta Hargis born Dec 6 1880 join New Hope at a early age died Sept 17 1912
Mills Chaney about 72 years old join Pine Grove about 1913 and a faithful member until death which occurred on his way hom from the last Association Sept 7 1919
Bro. Rollin Gregory was born about 78 years ago & professed a hope in Christ at an early age& lived a devoted Chritian till death which occurred July 18 1924 Leaves a wife and five children.
Siser Mandy Gregory was about 38 years of age. United with new hope church when very young but lately moved her membership to White Lily her death came on August 21 1924, She leaves a aged father , one brother, husband and one daugther.
Sister Sciotha Mounce born in 1840 professed a hope in Christ when quite young and lived a true Christian till death on February 10 1927
Sis. Pearlie Hargis Tucker born Aug 7 1900 accept Christ as her Saviour at the age of 13 years old a member of White Lily Church death occur on March 13 1927 Leaving a husband and 3 children.
Sis Millie J Hargis born May 4 1897 professed Christ at a tender age death occur July 10 1927 leaving a husband 5 children, 5 brothers and three sisters
Pitman Creek--- Wesley Colyr--Somerset Ky
New hope-- H J Ridner== Bent Ky
Clay Hill== H J Ridner-- Bent Ky
Pine Grove -- H J Ridner --Bent Ky
White Lily==H J Ridner== Bent Ky
Sis Nellie Hughes wife of Minot Hughes member of Clay Hill since early childhood died January 19 1930 leaves a husband and 8 childrens
sis Jane Bray wife of George Bray died april 8 1930 a faithful member of Clay Hill Church leaves several Children
Bro S, S Keeney born August 15 1861 died Jan. 23 1930 converted aat the age of 14 and became a member of Clay Hill Church leaving four daughters and one son.
Fred Mounce born June 22 1910 married Mary Baker in 1928 united with White Lily Baptist Church in 1920 until death January 11 1930 leaving a wife and baby.
Sis Arizona Baker age 38 born 1891 died Jan 3 1930 a mothr of eight children seven living and one dead. at age of 17 she accept Christ and was a member of White lily Church for 22 years.
Sis Nora hargis Meece born May 27 1906 daughter of Pinkney Hargis she join the church at age 16 and lived a true christian life married Othnel Meece s/o Susan Meece June 26 1929
Pitman Creek==Wesley Colyer== Somerset ,Ky
Clay hill== H J Ridner=== Glynn Ky (I don't know where this is)
Pine Grove H J Ridner== Glynn Ky
White Lilly H J Ridner Glynn Ky
New Hope H.J Ridner Glynn Ky
Sis Stella Stogsdill born Oct. 21 1904 united with new Hope Baptist Church in August 1918 married Earl Stogsdill Mara 20 1921 died Nov 18 1930 leaving husband, two boys , one girl, father and mother, five sisters and three brothers.
Martha A Meece wife of James M Meece born Nov 12 1863 died March 17 1931 mother of nine children 3 dead , 6 living.
Mary E Hargis born June 13 1853 died Jan 28 1931 made a Christian profession at a early age a member of White Lily Church leaves 4 childdren
Curtis hargis daughter of W.C Hargis born Nov 10 1915 died Sept 13 1930 at the age of 13 she accept Christ and join Whit lily Church in 1928 leaves a mother and father and 5 brothers
Sarah Brinson Hargis b July 27 1904 died Feb 25 1931
married Logan hargis Sept 7 1919 six children was born Thelma, Milford, Irene, Eugene, Hubert, Herbert. at age of 14 accept Christ and join White Lily Churach
Mattie Tomlinson wife of Hardin Tomlinson died May 1931 a member of Clay Hill Church leaves a husband and four children.
L R Colyer born 1863 died Nov 6 1930 a member of Clay hill Church for many years married for four times and father of thirteen children of which 10 living.
Peter Franklin Dydkes born Sept. 23 1871 died Mar 14 1931 married Mar 10 1891 fathr of 8 children six boys and two girls he begun preaching about 1910
Pitman Creek J W Colyer Somerset Ky
Clay Hill H J Ridner Glynn ky
Pine Grove H J Ridner Glynn ky
White Lily H J Ridner Glynn Ky
New Hope H J Ridner Glynn Ky
1932 minutes obits
Clay Hill Glen Philips, Vada Tucker, Zula Glover Meece
White lily Martha J Brinson
New Hope A. D inabnit, Fronie Woodall
1939 minutes obit
White Lily James f Hargis
1941 minutes obit s
White Lily nathan Watkins, Clara E Hargis, William Logan Hargis
1942 minutes obits
White Lily Thomas Keeney, Charlie Brinson, Magie Meece, Sally Brinson
Clay Hill H J Ridner Drum Ky
Colo Wildrew D Cottongin Drum Ky
New Hope H J Ridner Drum Ky
Piney Grove H J Ridner Drum Ky
White Lily H J Ridner Drum Ky
In Bro H J Ridner was Pastor of all of these churchers up to the time of the old minutes that I have.