Pioneer Virginia Preachers

The following is a list of the ministers, who were authorized by the Bedford, Virginia county Court between 1754 and 1829, inclusive, to celebrate the rite of marriage, the date of the order conferring the authority, and the denomination to which they severally belonged.

John Anthony, August 28, 1781. Baptist Society.
John Ayers, October 26, 1789. Methodist Church.
Henry Alley, June 24, 1822. Methodist Church.
Abner Anthony, May 28, 1827. United Baptists.
William Bramblett, September 22, 1777. Baptist Preacher.
Joshua Burnett, February 28, 1803. Baptist Church.
Caleb N. Bell, May 27, 1813. Methodist Church.
Joseph Burroughs, November 23, 1819. Baptist Church.
Samuel Baker, October 22, 1798. Methodist Church, took oath of Fidelity, which was ordered to be certified.
John Crumpacker, June 24, 1799. Dunkard Church.
Abraham Crumpacker, June 24, 1799. Dunkard Church.
Joel Crumpacker, November 28, 1808. Dunkard Church.
Nicholas H. Cobbs, July 26, 1824. Protestant Episcopal Church.
Joseph Drury, September 27, 1790. Baptist Church.
William Douglas, April 27, Church not mentioned. Baptist.
James Denton, September 28, Church not mentioned.
Joseph Dunn, September 28, Church not mentioned.
Alfred Henry DeShield, November 25, 1817. Protestant Episcopal Church.
William Early, June 22, 1795. Methodist Church.
Jesse Fears, February 25, 1793. Church not mentioned.
Isham Fuqua, June 27, 1796. Baptist Church.
William Fuqua, October 23, 1815. Baptist Church.
John White Holt, July 25, 1785. Protestant Episcopal Church. Mr. Holt took the oath of allegiance 25th of August, 1777.
Jeremiah Hatcher, June 27, 1785. Baptist Church.
Andrew Hunter, January 25, 1790. Methodist Church.
John Hall, October 27, 1794. Baptist Church.
William Harris, November, 1805, Baptist Church.
Samuel Hunter, June 23, 1817. Methodist Church.
William Johnson, April 22, 1782, Baptist Society.
William Johnson, Sr., October 1794. Baptist Church.
Edward Jennings, October 24, 1808. Baptist Church.
William Jean, June 27, 1808. Church not mentioned.
John Kelly, November 23, 1819. Baptist Church.
William Leftwich, Jr., October 24, 1808. Baptist Church.
Garnett Lee, June 24, 1811. Methodist Church.
James Leftwich, February 27, 1826. Baptist Church.
Joshua Leigh, March 28, 1827. Methodist Church.
James Mitchell, September 26, 1783. Presbyterian Church.
Joseph Moon, May 27, 1799. Mlethodist Church.
William Moorman, January, 1804. Church not mentioned.
James H. L. Moorman, February, 1805. Church not mentioned.
James Morris, January 27, 1812. Methodist Church.
Josiah Morton, October 25, 1813. Methodist Church.
John Paup, November 26, 1787. Methodist Church.
Charles Price, July 27, 1795. Methodist Church.
James Rucker, August 28, 1781. Baptist Society.
David Rice, November 26, 1781. Presbyterian Church.
George Rucker, February 28, 1803. Baptist Church.
Daniel Russell, July 27, 1829. Presbyterian Church.
Nathaniel Shrewsberry, March 25, 1782. Baptist Society.
Nathaniel Shrewsberry, September 26, 1785. Baptist Church.
John Sledd, October, 1805. Church not mentioned.
James Scott, February 22, 1808. Methodist Church.
William Shands, March 28, 1808. Methodist Church.
Alexander Sale, May 31, 1810. Methodist Church.
William H. Starr, April 26, 1824. Methodist Church.
James Turner, January 28, 1793. Presbyterian Church.
Wilson Turner, February 28, 1803. Baptist Church.
Enoch Terry, June 25, 1810. Baptist Church.
Joshua Taylor, June 25, 1810. Baptist Church.
Peyton Welsh, November 23, 1812. Methodist Church.
Daniel Witt, December 27, 1824. Baptist Church.
Jesse Witt, Jr., October 22, 1827. United Baptists.
Zachariah Worley, August 25, 1828. Baptist Church.

SOURCE: Vol, 4, No 9, October 1914 Genealogy: a journal of American ancestry