Rev. John Rooker, a Revolutionary War veteran, from Warren Co, NC, was sought out by John Dinkins. Flint Hill Baptist Church , originally named "SUGAR CREEK CHURCH", (right hand side of York Co SC ?) was founded 1 May 1792 and was the mother church of all York Co and Mecklenburg Co, NC, Baptist churches.
The original members of the church were: * John Rooker (f-i-law of Adair); John & Margaret Dinkins; (Duncans ?) * John & Mary Smith (f-i-law of James T. Adair ?); James & Ally Spears; William Pettus (rel. of Roper & Smith ?); Juba, the servant of M. Harris (relative of Nancy Harris m. Ben Jos Adair b. 1837 Henry Co GA ?); Celia & Alice Weathers and Mary Cooper (Cowper ?) ............ S.C. Archives: c.1816. Will of John Smith of York Dist. Estate Packet Case 38, File 1606. Names: John Smith Mrs. John Smith Thomas Smith Jane Adair Ann Adair (nee Smith ?) James Adair (son-in-law ?) Rebecca Roper Polly Roper Pettus Roper ................ James T. Adair, (bc.1765?)d. 22 March 1851 Henry Co GA m. 17 May 1789 Ann Smith, d. 16 Oct 1852. son, John Smith Adair b. 31 March 1822, Locust Grove, Henry Co, GA. ............... 1806/01/14 John Rooker, plat for 10 acres on Mill Creek, York Dist, SC. Surveyed by John Fearis, other names: Hendrix / Kendrick, Anthony ? Cork Irbie, John Rob Patrick John Clark. Location: Mill Creek, Catawba River, York Dist. SC. ..................... 1807/01/14 John Rooker 130 acres on Crows Creek, York Dist. Other names: John *Fearis *Eakins Miller Curry Bigens (not sure if Eakins & Fearis were related to Adair/Emmet line in PA) ............ Any corrections most welcome.