Some Armuchee Creek spots were dammed up to form pools for baptisms.
October 16, 1877, Haywood Valley, Georgia. - Went to Uncle Jeter's where we remained part of the day and stayed all night at Bro. Marshalls'. Uncle Jeter came over and informed us that he had some folks to baptize the next morning.
This is the Fork in the Road.Traveling south from Chattanooga on present day Highway #27 will take you to Rome, Georgia. This fork to the left led into Haywood Valley until thirty years ago. Its now closed off.
October 5, 1876, Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Ga. - Left Covington, Indiana about the 20th of September and came to this locality to preach. Have been quite sick, but am better at present.
October 28, 1876, Haywood Valley, Georgia - Have been preaching here in this locality and with a good prospect for doing good.
December 3, 1876, Haywood Valley, Georgia - Have been very busy preaching and teaching since I wrote my last entry in my journal. Baptized sixteen persons and have a good prospect for the future.
Early plantation lands continue to be farmed today.
This similar early home was a mile or two away from Mannings Mill Road and its history posted beneath.
John Morgan very well could have passed this way during his Civil War days. He certainly did during his missionary service to the Southern States.
(To be continued.)