When doing a little digging about Emma, I found that she too went "from Fairview to Lawrenceville." From Fairview Presbyterian Church to Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, that is.
LawrencevilleSome information as to why another church of the same denomination was built can be found on the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church website: "Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church was established in 1891 and was located on Oak Street in Lawrenceville on the old school house hill. We were established as a mission church of Fairview Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in what is now the Presbytery of Greater Atanta. We were established for the convenience of residents in Lawrenceville who found the drive to Fairview by horses and buggies, over rough roads and exposed to the weather, very difficult. Twenty six members withdrew from Fairview to form the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church. There are many descendants of these charter members living in the Lawrenceville area today."
Rev. J. B. Mack, D.D., evangelist of the Synod of Georgia, acting on authority delegated to him by the presbytery of Atlanta, organized this church on April 12, 1891. There were the following 26 charter members, all of whom were dismissed from the Fairview church: ...Mrs. Emma Bates...1
1. James C. Flanigan, Gwinnett Churches: a Complete History of Every Church in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with Short Biographical Sketches of its Ministers (1911); digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 June 2011).