Sentimental Sunday ~ Church in the Wild Woods

Buffalo Baptist Church & Cemetery 

clipping from Elijah Barnett Hopper

My connection to this church

Charles and Barbara Sarratt Hopper were my 4 greats grandparents.  Their son, Charles G. Hopper was my 3 greats grandfather, and he married Mary Wilson, a daughter of Elijah and Mary O'Neal Wilson. Charles died during the civil war in Winchester, Virgina, and his wife remarried and moved first to Dyer County, Tennessee, where their two daughters met and married into my Barrett family, and shortly after the Hopper girls and their mother all followed the Barretts to Arkansas.  

This is the church that the Hopper and Sarratt families attended and the cemetery behind is where many of my kin from both families are buried, including Charles and Barbara & their son Charles..all passing between 1861-1863.  

 I hope one day to visit the church that was home to my ancestors and the grounds where they are buried. 


  1. a lot of years of worship, there! hope you get to visit your ancestors' place!

  2. That would be great for you to one day step back in history and go see this church.

  3. My daughter is married to a Hopper and his middle name is Charles. No clue if it's a relation to these.

  4. I do hope you get to visit there.

  5. Neat to hear about your family's history with the church! I hope you have a chance to visit. I'm glad I've been able to see the cemeteries where many of my ancestors are buried.

  6. Very cool! I dearly hope you're able one day to visit there:)
    Blessings, Aimee
    PS: A very blessed and joy-filled Christmas to you Terri and to your loved ones also!

  7. Many good memories for you there. Very nice.


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