Tombstone Tuesday: The Preacher Sons of Enoch and Tabitha Holton

EnochTabithaHoltonGraveEnoch Holton was born on October 19, 1796 in North Carolina, and his wife Tabitha Pipkin was born on November 28, 1796.  Enoch and Tabitha married on April 2, 1822 and had a family of at least five children (my estimates):

Elvira (1823 or 1824)
Jesse Walker Pipkin (1826)
Tabitha (1830)
Isaac Pipkin (1833)
Alonzo Jerkins (1837)

The Holtons were a deeply religious family and of the Free Will Baptist faith until they, along with others of the same faith became part of the Disciples of Christ, which at the time was attracting congregants from both the Free Will Baptists as well as the “Regular Baptists”.  The transition appears to have taken place for the Holton family in the late 1830’s or early 1840’s.  The Broad Creek Church was established by Henry Smith on January 6, 1844 in Craven County (later Pamlico County), and Enoch Holton was the first Elder of the church.


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