taken from "A History of Friendship Baptist Church" 1801-1901. (Located in Pauline, Spartanburg Co, SC).
NIGHT- ----- *Polly- pg 64= In Oct 1852 POLLY NIGHT & her Mother; ELIZABETH HARRISON were granted Letters of Dismission. (Polly Night was my gr-gr-grandmother; Mary A. "Polly" Knighton, wife of Green Knighton).
William Night- pg 61-93 ------------- pg 61= On Sept 6, 1849, WILLIAM NIGHT was received by Experience into the Friendship Baptist Church. (me: That meant he had already been Baptized previously).
pg 93- On July 1, 1869, William Night's name was mentioned to be "Invited to attend Services".
NIGHTON -------- ALLEN - pg 74-85-86-98 pg 74- On Sept 1858= Allen Nighton was Received by Experience & was Baptized into the Friendship Baptist Church. Other NIGHTONS that joined that same day were: NANCY NIGHTON, MALISSA NIGHTON & OLIVE NIGHTON.
pg 85- On March 1865, an A. NIGHTON, (I assume Allen) was "Sited" for neglect for not attending the Church. He was not the only one Sited that day. pg 86- June 1865- Bro Allen Nightongave his Excuse for not attending and it was Received. pg 98- In May 1873, ALLEN NIGHTON, along with MALISSA Nighton & Sena Bennette (Colored) were given "Dismission Letters".(That usually meant they were moving to another Church or out of State).
JOSEPH NIGHTON- pg 53- date: Sept 1844- JOSEPH NIGHTON was Received by Experience into the Friendship Baptist Church. pg 59- date: January 1848- JOSEPH Nighton was charged with Drunkness & Fighting.His case was continued until March 1848 and the Friendship Baptist Church was "Excluded" from the Church.
NANCY NIGHTON- pg 56- Date: Oct 21, 1846- NANCY NIGHTON was Received by Letter into the Friendship Baptist Church.Others that joined her that day were: Sandford SMITH, Massy SMITH, Elizabeth McHAM. pg 74- Date: Sept 1858- Nancy's name was mentioned again as being Received & Baptized into the Church.A Mary Jane Johnson was also Baptized the same day. pg 79- Date: Nov 1861- Sister NANCY NIGHTON was reported by Bro. William BENNETT for the Sin of Fornication & was Excluded from the fellowship of the Church.
O. NIGHTON pg 92- On January 1869, Brother O. NIGHTON gave Excuse for not attending Friendship Baptist Church.(Notification by Letter). The Church Received his Letter. pg 95- On Feb. 1871, O. NIGHTON was Cited for non attendance.On Mar 1871, the Church again Cited O. Nighton for non attendance & ordered him to attend their next meeting. pg 100- On Nov. 1873, the Church again "Sited" Bro O. NIGHTON to attend their next meeting. On same page, on Mar 1874, The Church "Excluded" M O NIGHTON. (Me: I'll bet this was MILES OLIVER KNIGHTON).
THOMAS NIGHTON & WILLIAM NIGHTON --------------------------------- pg 63- On Feb. 1852; THOMAS NIGHTON was appointed to "Cite" Brethern RN Morrow, T. Rowntree, & Willis Rogers to attend the next conference. On same page, date:Nov. 1851- WILLIAM NIGHTON, David O'SHIELDS & Wife, Nancy along with Clarinda OShields & GW Rease were granted Letter of Dismission. On pg 64- THOMAS NIGHTON was granted a letter of Dismission. Date: April 1853.