Mount Andrew United Methodist Church
Floydale, Dillon County, SC


BRIEF HISTORY by Victoria Proctor

Located at Floydale, this congregation originated as the Buck Swamp Society, and was probably one of the twenty-two such Methodist groups organized in 1786. The first services were held in a log house about one mile west of the residence of W.J. Page, and then were moved to a site on the south side of Buck Swamp near the home of Rowland Roberts. A third move was to the north side of the swamp near the Henry Bascom Floyd home. The building erected was known as Price's Meeting House and, according to tradition, Bishop Francis Asbury once preached in it. The next removal was to a site approximately one-half mile north of the Buck Swamp Bridge on the road leading from Marion to Dillon. The large log house erected was known as Moody's Meeting House, and services were well attended. In 1844, this structure was replaced by a frame building and the name of Mount Andrew chosen in honor of Bishop Andrew. The Dumbarton Presbyterian Church was later built on this site. In 1880, a new church building was erected two miles further west on land donated by Zilphia Roberts Floyd and her family. In 1918, the building was razed and a new church built in Floydale.
--Source: Stokes, "The History of Dillon County, South Carolina"


The following newspaper extract was contributed by Helen Moody, 16 July 2001:

"Pastors and Church Members of Long Ago"
Moody's  (Mt Andrews)  September 19, 1935 issue of Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC

Male Members

William Page, C. L.
Jesse Moody, C. L. & EX
Hugh Moody, L. P.
Robert Rogers
Thomas Moody
Charles Tayler
Enos Price
William Campbell
Joseph McDaniel
William Rowell
Jesse Turbeville
William Roberts
Daniel Melvin
John Page
William Britt
Peter Dove, C.L.
Noel Taylor
Nathan Rogers
Hugh Dove

Female members

Apsley Price
Frances Page
Penelope Roberts
Martha Campbell
Martha D. Campbell
Susannah Moody
Rebecca Campbell
Abigail Harrelson
Lacy Rowell
Apsley Campbell
Elizabeth Moody
Nancy Roberts
Frances Dove
Catherine Taylor
Chloe Rogers
Elizabeth McDaniel
Sarah Moody
Amelia Moody
Zilphy Moody
Martha Roberts
Elizabeth Moody
Celia Turbeville
Catherine Roberts
Lucy Roberts
Amantha Tayler
Nancey Bailey
Celia Lee
May Price
Mary Campbell
Isabella Platt
Flora Moody
Fannie Rogers
Elizabeth Moody
Jane Bailey
Mary Nelvin
Temple Huggins
Miranda Manning
Mary Manning
Charlotte Dove
Abigail Lee
Amelia Watson
Lucia Moody


For a list of burials at the church cemetery, see Mt. Andrew Cemetery Transcriptions


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