In 1798 seven churches were dismissed from the Georgia Baptist Association for allowing members of the church to marry outside of the Association.
In due course and form they organized under the name of the Sarepta Association.The names of the dismissed churches in "the upper settlemants in the State of Georgia" were:Shaol Creek, Van's Creek, Dave's Creek, Hallow Spring, Millstone, Cabbin Creek, Nails Creek, Trail Creek.
The ministers of the above mentioned churches were: Rev John Cleaveland/Cleveland; Rev William Davis Rev Thomas Gilbert; Rev Thomas Johnson; Rev Dazier/Dozier Thornton
I am directly descended of Rev Willaim Davis who married a Quakeress Nancy Eastin on FEB 5 1789, Virginia.William's elder brother, the Rev John Davis, married to Nancy's older sister, Mary Eastin on JUL 27 1789, Virginia.
John and William were invited to preach at churches that were not Southern Baptist or Sarepta Baptists; including, but not limited to:Methodist, Presbyterian, Quaker MM and YM.
Nancy Eastin Davis was allowed to maintain her membership within the Quaker meeting based on the respect and admiration the Meeting had for her husband.She did not relinquish her Quaker membership until after Willaims death on OCT 31 1831.nancy davis would become a "Professor" of the Sarepta Baptist prior to her death.