Baptizing at Contentnea Creek.

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Wilson Daily Times, 6 June 1911.

Rev. Jonah Williams (1845-1915) was a Primitive Baptist elder who led several African-American congregations in Wayne, Wilson and Edgecombe Counties, including London Church and Barnes Chapel in Wilson and Little Union near Town Creek, east of Elm City. Born free near Eureka in Wayne County to Vicey Artis, a free woman, and Solomon Williams, her enslaved husband, Rev. Williams spent his final years living in Wilson.

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