1828: Mariah (Walker) Pinckard, wd. of Jas. Pinckard, in Coweta Co. GA.
Bethel Baptist church was organized June 9, with nine members, Reverends James Reeves and John Wood, who accepted the pastorate until December 1829, being present.
"The following is the Constitution of the Baptist Church at Newnan, Coweta County, organized on the 11th of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.
“We the scattered members of the Baptist Church in said county near the head of Wahoo Creek being convinced of the propriety of being constituted into churches for the purpose of keeping house for God and watching over each other for good have this day set forth our faith in the following articles:
We, the undersigned subscribe our names to the above articles of faith as being ours and do covenant with each other to keep house for God, watch over each other for good for the glory of God and the mutual happiness of each other.”
Male Members: Randal Robinson, Peter Duncin, Sam. D. Echols.
Female Members: Fereby Robinson, Mariah Pinckard, Sarah, woman of color, Silla, woman of color.”
Source: Coweta County Chronicles, by Mary Gibson Jones and Lily Reynolds, published by Southern Historical Press, Easley, S.C., 1928; Pgs. 55, 56, 57