My genetic matches came from Surry /Anson Co.The term Dutch comes from the Penn. Dutch meaning German.The name changed to Bethel Church and is in Mount Pleasant,N.C. see below DUTCH BUFFALO CREEK MEETING HOUSE
Founded by or prior to 1745 on Dutch Buffalo Creek, in what was known as Bladen County, which had been formed from New Hanover County in 1734. Anson County was taken from Bladen County in 1749. Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762, taken from Anson. And Cabarrus County was formed in 1792, from Mecklenburg.
This DUTCH BUFFALO CREEK MEETING HOUSE, or DUTCH BUFFALO CREEK CHURCH, as it was known by both names, was a union church, made up of German Reformed and German Lutheran Christians who settled in this area in increasing numbers early in the decade of 1740.
Part I covers the earlv history of the DUTCH BUFFALO CREEK MEETING HOUSE.
Part H deals with the history of the BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Stanly County, originally BETHEL GERMAN RE- FORMED CHURCH, from 1806 to the present time, 1974. It was in 1806 that the present Bethel Church was relocated and established in the area where it now stands, with its previous history unknown, or completely overlooked.
From this original DUTCH BUFFALO CREEK MEETING HOUSE, or CHURCH, there came two congregations, BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, as mentioned, and the ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
Part I: Frank K. Bostian, RED #3, Box 56, Concord, N. C. 28025
Bernard W. Cruse, LL.B., 49 Academy Ave., N.W., Concord, N. C. 28025
Part II: Thomas L. Moose, RED #1 Box 314, Mount Pleasant, N. C. 28124 Reedy Jordan Moose
Copyright, 1974, by Bethel United Church of Christ,