The church is located in rural Copiah County on Barlow Road in the Barlow Community.
"Rehoboth was Methodist church about four miles northeast of Somerset. The Taliaferros, Browns and Hawkins, and we went there on Sundays to church, and a good many other people...I think she (Cousin Melissa Taliaferro) always wore those "party dresses" to church for Bertha remembers her at Rehoboth in a light green silk with bare neck and arms."
Edwina Burnley Memoirs
How does this church connect to my family?
The Taliaferro and Brown families, who were members of this church, were slave owners of members of my family.
Melissa Brown Taliaferro's husband, Richard H Taliaferro, owned 44 slaves; father Edwin Rice Brown owned 190 slaves, per the 1860 Copiah Slave Schedule.
Melissa's picture is courtsey of Suzanne Brown.
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