Part 5, Note 33
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See Colorado County Deed Records, Book O, p. 388; Colorado Citizen, August 21, 1858, September 4, 1858, September 18, 1858, August 20, 1859, September 22, 1859, November 3, 1859, November 17, 1859, June 16, 1860, July 21, 1860, September 8, 1860, October 26, 1871; Wesley Smith, A Family History and Fifty-two Years of Preacher Life in Mississippi and Texas (Nashville: University Press Co., 1898), p. 148). The Baptist Church of Columbus did not purchase the lot on which their church stood, subdivided lot 10 in block 18, from Tooke until April 15, 1867. Tooke stated, in the deed transferring the property to the church, that the lot had been "purchased by me for said Baptist Church in March 1859 from F W Grassmeyer but the said Deed from him was lost before recording." That the Baptists had not yet begun holding weekly services was deduced from the announcement in the September 8, 1860 Colorado Citizen that Covey was scheduled to preach in the church the following Sunday, September 9, which makes the event seem peculiar. Lest people think that the preachers in Columbus were lazy, on the Sundays that they did not hold services in town, they held them in the country (see Smith, A Family History and Fifty-two Years of Preacher Life in Mississippi and Texas, p. 148).