Methodist church

Unfit for use.

A regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen was held in the office of C.A. Young this Monday evening, December 19, 1887.

Present, G.D. Green, Mayor in the chair and all members of the Board.

On motion the Old Methodist E. Church (Colored) was condemned as unfit for use.

On motion the Board was adjourned.     — C.A. Young, Clerk


The location of the condemned church building on the eastern edge of town is shown here.

This Board of Aldermen entry appears Minutes of City Council, Wilson, North Carolina, May 1, 1885-June 16, 1892, transcribed in a bound volume shelved at Wilson County Public Library, Wilson

Trustees of the Colored Methodist Church of Elm City.

WDT 11 15 1910

Wilson Daily Times, 15 November 1910.


I have not been able to identify W.S. Allen, but in the 1910 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: 55 year-old rock quarryman John Jones; Virginia-born laundress wife Mollie, 45; and children Annie B., 15, John, 15, and William, 5.