Bogue Chetto Branch (Boynechetto Branch) - Located in southern part of Perry County, Alabama.
They were part of the contingent of Dixie Saints that joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and formed small branches in Mississippi and Alabama. In 1846 many of these left their extended family and followed prophet Brigham Young (1801-1877) and the church to Salt Lake Valley.
1840 James Turnbow
- Members included Samuel Turnbow, the first convert in Alabama, baptized in 1840 by missionary Benjamin Clapp (1842-1843).
1843 Mission of John Brown
John Brown (1820-1896) autobiography records more conversions in Fall of 1843, including more members of the Turnbow and Arteberry Families, and even some of their negro slaves, increasing the size of the branch from 15 to 50+ souls.
- 25 Oct : Baptized Ann Arterberry and a black man belonging to Brother Arterberr, by the name of Hager and a black man of Mr. James Turnbow by the name of Jack.
- 30 Oct : Baptized William R. Carlisle and wife, Mary. Also Hannah Turnbow
- 5 Nov : Baptized Martha Colby and Rachel Carlisle
- 8 Nov : Baptized James Turnbow and wife, James Bradberry and Salita Colby
- 9 Nov : Baptized Samuel Utly and wife Maria, John Fortenberry and William Turnbow
- 10 Nov : Baptized William Fortenberry and Elizabeth Utly
- 5 Dec : Baptized William Weaver and Parthena Pace
1844 Visit of John Brown
MormonPlaces BYU Register
- See Also MormonPlaces #481188 - Bogue Chetto Branch
- STARTED: between Apr 1843 and Aug 1843
- ENDED: between 20 Apr 1845 and 1847
- DESCRIPTION: Members included Samuel Turnbow, the first convert in Alabama, baptized in 1840 by Benjamin Clapp.
IN GROUP: Nauvoo Era
- SEE ALSO: T&S 5:5, 462
43 members, 4 priesthood, 10 Feb 1844
- SEE ALSO: T&S 5:20, 702
John Brown finds a recently organized branch (unnamed) in Perry County, August 1843, and eventually organizes another (unnamed).
- SEE ALSO: T&S 5:12, 573
22 members, 5 priesthood, 12 April 1844
- SEE ALSO: AO Smoot Journal 1 (SOURCE PART: p.227, 232, 237)
A.O. Smoot visits in 1845: 4 Feb, March 8-17, April 11-16
- SEE ALSO: John Brown Journal (SOURCE PART: p.20, 21, 25)
September 1843: James Brown had recently organized this branch in southern Perry County; John Brown baptises several more here in Oct-Nov 1843
- SEE ALSO: Alabama 1845
46 members, 7 priesthood, summer or fall 1845
- SEE ALSO: T&S 6:5, 843-844
44 members, 6 priesthood, 15 Feb 1845
The Autobiography of Pioneer John Brown has details of his visit to Perry Acounty, Alabama in September 1844.