Credits given to the following books, articles, sketches, websites, conversations, etc.
"Historical Sketch: Roots and Fruit" by Dr. Lawson G. Bonaparte
"History of Macedonia Baptist Church" by Mrs. LaVicia P. McDowell
"The Directory and Pre-1900 Historical Sketch of SC Black Baptists" by Reverend John Allen Middleton
"A History of the Richmond Theological Seminary" by Dr. Charles Henry Corey
"History of the American Negro and His Institutions", Georgia Edition, Part 2
"Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree; The African-American Church in the South 1865-1900"
"The African Repository"
"Journal of Negro History" Vol 5, No. 1
Chatham County GA Archives History
"The First African Baptist Church", Chapter XV, 1925
"A Historical Retrospect" by Dr. W.H. Neal, Moderator and Dr. M.C. Fennell, Sec (1997)
National Register of Historic Places
S.C. Dept. of Archives and History
"The Baptist Home Mission Monthly" Vol. XX-1898
"History of the Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Association"
"South Carolina Baptist Association"
US Census, 1880, 1900, 1910
Darlington Historical Commission
Conversations with Peter Wilds
Conversations with Scott Wilds
Info from Renee Brown Bryant, daughter of Bennie Brown
"Three Iron Horses and A Butterfly" by Arthur Bolden
"At Freedom's Door" by James L.Underwood and W. Lewis Burke
The Negro in South Carolina During Reconstruction