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Pisgah C.P. Church Records

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P isgah Church is believed to have existed somewhere near the area where Route 1 (then the Ford's Ferry Road) and Eagle Creek intersect in southeastern Gallatin County around the site of Gibsonia, probably north of Eagle Creek based on the locations of some of the early members' homes.

Deaths
?--------------------------in Pisgah Church
?--------------------lamented on the 17th April 1834
John Cr ?-------------------departed this life on the 15th October 1834
John (Ewar or Evans?)----------- departed this life on the 17th September 1834
Nancy ?----------------------- 17th May 1835
William ?-------------------------- January 1835
James John...? Crawford ---------------- July 1835
William Delana Alexander---------------- last day August 1835
James D. Black----------- September 1836
John M. Crawford--------------- March 1837
John Alexander Peebels, infant son of William B. Peebels Feb 25, 184?
Harriet Russel, infant daughter of Amy Russel Oct ?

March 10, 1842 Amy Russel
April 2, 1842 William Crabtree
May 6, Mary E. Baldwin, daughter of William Baldwin
4th Sunday Samuel P. Alexander, son of John Alexander
June 1842 Friday 27th June, Martha Martin, wife of Jesse M......
---- 1843 Joseph Postleweght departed this life
---- 23, 1843 Rosannah Baldwin departed this life 23, 1843
April 4, 1844 Jane Hubbs departed this life on the fourth day of April
In the year of our Lord -----------------------------1844
Sarah Black departed this life April 17 --------------------1845
Matilda Crabtree died died July 31 -------------------1845
Marion ? Buffington died August ----------------------1845
Polly Finn died May 2 --------------------1846

June 3 Elizabeth McIntire died June 3 ----------------------June 3---------1846
Aug 9 Mary C. Black, daughter of John Black -----------------------------1846
------- Morgan Oxford died Aug. 24th -----------------------1846
Edward Leavell Sen. Died December 25th -----------------1846


Baptisms

-----------Adult was Baptised the first Sun. Oct. 1833
---------------m Black was Baptised the first Sun. June 183?
----------ncy? Black 1834
John E. Alexander, infant the first Sun. Oct. 1834
----ron. D. Alexander, infant Sun. 17th Sept. 1832
Mary Balding, Adult, Baptised by sprinkg on the 4th Sunday Nov. 1835
Nancy Leavell, Adult, Baptised by sprinklg on the 4th Sunday Nov 1835
Isibella Black, Adult, Baptised by sprinking on the 4th Sunday Nov 1835

Andrew Jameson, Adult, Baptised by sprinkling on the-------
Sary Ann Black The 3rd Sunday in Oct 1835
Martha Jane Black, Infants
Samuel Pearce Alexander

By F Pearce
Isaac Black, Adult Baptised by immersion April 1st 1838
Matilda Crabtree, Baptised by sprinkling April 1st 1838
1841 Adult Baptisms
June John Brinkley By pouring 1
John Talley do 2
Susan Talley do 3
Elizabeth Talley do 4
Rebecca Reynolds do 5
Elizabeth Jarell do 6
Magdelana Jarell do 7
Lucinda Frazer do 8
Nancy Williams do 9
Sept. Rebecca Black By Sprinkling 10
Jane Dorsey do 11
Elizabeth Dorsey do 12
Stephen Gaylord do 13
Elizabeth Dorsey do 14
Edward Levell do 15
Thomas Scroggings do 16
Phillip Jarell do 17



Adult Baptisms


1841 Julian Ensminger? By Sprinkling 18
Sept. Nancy Jane Pearson do 19
Elizabeth Syms do 20
Sanders Rice do 21
Prior Jarell do 22
October William Williams do 23
24 Richard Brinkley do 24
Erastus Stetson do 25
John Black do 26
Martha Levell do 27
Julian Buffington do 28
Ana Reynolds do 29
Anna Barnet do 30
Dec 19 Ellen Smith do 31
Jane Hubbs do 32
Francis Gaylord do 33
1842 Joseph Blevins do 34
Jan 16 William Vineyard do 35
Julian Jameson do 36
Martha Hargraves do 37
Nancy Frazer do 38
Octava Kindrick do 39
6 Sarah Ann Skinner do 40
James Overbee By Immersion 41
April 17 Morgan Oxford do 42
William Jarell do 43
May 30 James Oxford do 44
Sally Ann Oxford do 45
Judy Brinkley Sprinkling 46
Zadock Barnard do 47
Rebecca Jarel do 48
July 17 Edward Leavell Sen. Immersion 49
Aug 21 William G. Leavell Sprinkling 50
Sharlotte Leavell do 51
John Smith do 52
Sept 11 Elisha Oxford Immersion 53
Sterling Anders Sprinkling 54


Adult Baptisms cont.

Rosannah Anders By Sprinkling 55
Caleb ? Davis do 56
Moses Kenneday do 57
(6) Pleasant Tally do 58
? 9, 1843 Luey Martin do 59
Loveinda Kindrick do 60
Alemedea Page By immersion 61


Infant Baptisms 1842
June Caleb Baldwin, son of William Baldwin 1
Thomas Baldwin “ 2
Francis Baldwin daughter “ 3
Rosanna Baldwin “ ” 4
Martha Jane Baldwin “ ” 5
Mary Elizabeth Baldwin “ 6
Hannah Ezabel Baldwin “ 7
George Washington Black, son of John Black 8
Elizabeth Jane Black 9
Sarah Catharine Donaldson, day of R. Donaldson 10
Rosanah Black day of William Black 11
John Black Son of “ 12
(this name > James L. Gaylord Son of Stephen Gaylord 13
crossed out) Francis Eveline day of “ 14
Sarah J. “ ” 15
William F. Son of “ 16
Benjamin “ ” 17
Thomas Finn “ John Finn 18
Sept. Thomas Girl son of Perier Girl 19
John Girl “ “ 20
Polly Girl day of “ 21
Rebecca Jane “ ” 22
Martha Ann “ ” 23
Sarah Ann day of Nancy ? Jane Pearson 24
Rebecca Wales, day of George and Margaret Burroughs 25
James Alexander, son of Lady Thompson 26
David McLean son of John and Joanna Black 27
Sept 11 George Sebastian, son of G. and Mary Burroughs 28
Sept 3 Edwin, son of William and Shallot Laval 30
1843 Samuel “ ” 31
Mary Jane, day of “ 32
Allen B. Son of Elizabeth Jane Pearson 33

Marriages

John Finn and Polly Pestle on the 2nd Tuesday in April 1833 - by p. C. Buffington Esq. - J. S. Alexander, clerk
William Paisley and Artimacy McIntire on the 18th day of February 1835 - by J. S. Alexander, Clk.
Marcus Randolph and Lacinda Paisley on the 19th day of February 1835 - by J. S. Alexander, Clk.
Amy Davis to Mr. Russell on the 5th Sunday in November 1835 . By Moses Thompson, Esq.
Elizabeth McMurfey (McMurphy)? to John Black on the second Sunday in December 1835
Robert Donaldson to Rebeca Jane Black on the 24th day of March 1836 - by J. S. Alexander.
Martha McIntire to Jesse Martin 9th day of June 1836, by James S. Alexander
Joseph Postleweight and Lydia Dutton Junior on the .......by J. S. Alexander
Joanna Stutson was married to John Black in the year of our Lord 1837, by J. S. Alexander
William Girl to Hannah Syms, August 11th 1841

1841 William Williams to Harriett Taylor, Oct.

Nov. 18th, Magdelany Girl to Morgan Oxford

June, Edward Laval to Emaline Virgin

July 28, Elizabeth Jarel to Wm. Black

Feb. 1, 1844, Octava Kindrick to James D. Vaughn



Dismission by Certificate


Sister Lucinda Randolph received a letter of dismission and recommendation from Pisgah Church on the 26th, 1835.
J. S. Alexander, Clk.

Sister Elizabeth Black received a letter of dismission and recommendation from Pisqah Church on the 27th December 1835.

Brother William Crawford and Sister Patsy, his wife rec. A letter of dismission and recommendation from Pisgah congregation on the 13th day of January 1838.

Brother James Crawford and Mary his wife rec. A letter of dismission and recommendation from Pisgah Congregation on the 13th day of Jan. 1838
.
Whereas John Alexander, Mary Alexander, Eleanor Slap, and Elizabeth McIntire has removed out of the bounds of this congregation, ordered that they be dismissed from this church this April 14th, 1838, by order of session. Benjamin Bruce
A.T. Sullinger, Clk.

March 8th 1842
Removed and dismissed by letter Brother Stephen Gaylord and his wife Rachel, Sister Gaylord, also Mary C. Gaylord.

Sept. 11, 1842
Whereas Asa Dutton formerly a member of this church, has withdrew from this church by attaching himself to another church, resolved he be dismissed from this church. By order of session, James S. Alexander M.M.
R. S. Donaldson Clk

January 12th 1842
John Finn dismissed by letter

Brother John Tally Rec. a letter of dismission and recommendation from Pisgah congregation on the 13th Sept. 1842.


Dismission

Brother Caleb Davis received a letter of dismission and recommendation from congregation on the 13th of Sept. 1842

November 14, 1842, Brother Zadok Booneth? (Barnard) and Sarah his wife received a letter of dismission and recommendation from Pisgah congregation of the C.P. church by order of session. R. S. Donaldson


John P. Sebastian dismissed from this church by order of session this 19th March 1843. R.S. Donaldson Clk


Brother Thomas Hunt and Anna his wife, received letters of dismission and recommendation from Pisgah congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian church on the 6th day of April 1843


Sept. 2, 1843 where as Elizabeth Griffy, formerly a member of this church, having moved within the bounds of Newpleasant congregation and having joined that church, ordered that she be dismissed fro this church by order of the session. R. S. Donaldson,Clk


Sister Nancy Black received a letter of dismission from Pisgah congregation of the C.P. church by order of session. R. S. Donaldson, Clk. 1844


May 15th 1844, William B. Peables and Malinda, his wife, and Oliver P. Peables and William W. Peables received letters of dismission from this church. R. S. Donaldson, Clk


May 20, 1844 Julian Ensmingor? (Ensmingon) received a letter of dismission from this church. R. S. Donaldson, Clk


Number in Communion
Ruling Elders:
John Alexander Recommendations 1
William Crawford Letter Dis 2
James Crawford By letter ch. M. v. 3
Samuel McIntire By letter Dod 4
Alexander L. Sullinger by letter 5
Robert S. Donaldson experience sustain 6
William P. Peeblels By letter June 17th 1841 7
William Baldwin Elected Oct 23rd 1841 sustained 8
John Black do do 9
Edward Level do do 10
Stephen Gaylord Dismissed dis. 11


James S. Alexander Recommendation 1
William H. Crow Experience sustain 2
Robert Donaldson Experience + 3
Jesse H. Kanida Experience dismissed 4
Mary Alexander Recommendation sus. 5
Polly Alexander Recommendation dis. 6
Patsy Crawford Letter Dismissed 7
Nancy Pastly Recommendation 8
Lucinda Pastly Dcds. Recommendation 9
Mary Kanida Recommendation 10
Elizabeth Miars Letter dismissed 11
Lucinda Thacker Experience sustain 12
Sally Black Recommendation Dec. 13
Mary Crawford Letter dismissed 14
John Finn Experience sus. 15
Polly Finn Recommendation 16
Elizabeth Ingram Experience sus. 17
Lidia Duten Jan. Recommendation 18




Number in Communion
Names - Margaret Davis by experience 19
William Black by experience 21
Nancy Black by experience 22
Salety Davis by experience 23
Elizabeth McIntire by letter dismission 24
Martha McIntire by letter dcd. 25
Artimacy McIntire by letter dismissed 26
Margaret McIntire by letter sustained 27
John B. McIntire dcd. by experience 28
Arry Davis by experience 29
Polly Sise Suspended by experience 30
William Pastly by experience 31
Almanda Dutten by sus. Recommendation 32
Flavilla Kindrick (Hindrick)? by experience sus. 33
Isabella Black by experience sus. 34
Sarah Crow by experience sus. 35
Elizabeth Davis by experience dismission 36
Andrew Jameson dec. by experience dec 37
Elizabeth C. H. McMurphy by letter dismissed 38
William Hubs by experience sus. 39
Mary Baulding by experience sus. 40
Nancy Levell by experience dis. 41
Joanna Stutson by letter Sus. 42
Joseph Postewight by experience dis. 43
Asa Dutten by experience dis. 44
Rosanna Comens by experience 45
Lydia Dutten Sen. by experience dis. 46
Thomas Ingram by experience Ch M. V. 47
Bawhor by experience sus. 48
Crabtree by experience dis. 49
William Crabtree Do by recommendation Des. 50
Antilda Crabtree by recommendation deen? 51
Elizabeth Finn by experience dismissed 52
Sarah Williams by experience sus. 53
Mary Brinkley by experience dismissed 54
Isaac Black by experience Dec. 55

Number in Communion


1841 Eliza Sullinger by letter dismissed 56
April Elasnore? Glass by recommendation dis. 57
17th John Brinkley by experience sustained 58
Malinda Peebles by experience April 17th 1841 dism. 59
Oliver P. Peebles by letter dismissed 60
William Walls Peebles by letter dismissed 61
William Baldwin by experience sustained 62
John Black by do do 63
Benjamin H. Young by do sustained 64
John Tally by do dismissed 65
Susanah Tally by do sustained 66
Elizabeth Tally by do suspended 67
Rebeca Reynolds by do sustained 68
Elizabeth Girl by do sustained 69
Magdelana Girl by do sustained 70
Almina C. Robnett by do 71
Rachel Gaylord by do dismissed 72
Mary Gaylord by do dismissed 73
Nancy Williams by do suspended 74
Lucinda Frazer by do sustained 75
William Girl by do Ch. M. V. 76
Polly McIntire by do sustained 77
Nancy Jane Pearson by do sustained 78
Rosanah Levell by do sustained 79
Stephen Gaylord by do dismissed 80
Jane Dorsey by do sustained 81
Elizabeth Dorsey by do susp. Dismissed 82
Rebbeca Black by do sustained 83
Carline D. Burroughs by do sustained 84
Hannah Jerell by do sustained 85
Elizabeth Syms by do sustained 86
James McIntire by do suspended 87
Edward Levell by do suspended 88
Tomas Scroggins by do dismissed 89
Philip Girl by do Ch. M. V. 90
Eliza Glass by do dismissed 91

Number in Communion
1841
Sept. William Williams by experience dismissed 92
Artamysa Barns by do do 93
Perier Girl by do Ch. M. V. 94
Rebecca Girl by do sustained 95
Anna Barnet by do dismissed 96
Sanders Rice by do susp. 97
Julian Buffington by do Ch. M. V. 98
Martha Levell by do Ch. M. V. 99
Richard Brinkley by do sustained 100
Joseph Blevens by do suspended 101
Erastus Stetson by do Ch. M. V. 102
Elizabeth Stetson by do sustained 103
Isabel Skinner by do sustained 104
Nov. 14th Jane Hubbs by do deceased 105
Sarah Ann Skinner by do sustained 106
Ellen Smith by do sustained 107
Dec. 4th James Overbee by do sustained 108
Frances Gaylord by do dismissed 109
William Vineyard by do dismissed 110
1842 Nancy Frazar by do sustained 111
Jan 10th Starlen Anders by do sustained 112
Elizabeth Miers by do sustained 113
Rosanna Anders by do sustained 114
Octava Kendrick by do sustained 115
Martha Hargraves by do sustained 116
Julian Jameson by do sustained 117
March 12th John P. Sebastian by recommendation dismissed 118
21st Sarah Barnett by experience dismissed 119
Zadock Barnett by do dismissed 120
Thomas Hunt by do dismissed 121
Magdelany Thompson by do dismissed 122
(5) Morgan Oxford by do ? 123
April 17th James Oxford by do Ch. M. V. 124
Sarah A. Oxford by do sustained 125
Elihu Oxford by do sustained decs. 126
Edward Leavel Sen. by do sustained 127
George Burroughs by recommendation 128


Number in Communion

1942
May 28 Judah Brinkley by experience dis 129
June 1842 Wm. Laval by do Ch. M. V. 130
Sharlotte Laval (his wife) by do sustained 131
Aug 21 John Smith by do sustained 132
Sept. 11 Caleb Davis by do dismissed 133
Moses Kenneday by do sustained 134
Pleasant Tally by do sustained 135
Wm. McCurdy by do dismissed 136
McCurdy by do dismissed 137
Oct 2nd Almeda Page by do sustained 138
Elizabeth Griffy by do dismissed 139
Nancy Laten by do dismissed 140
Mariah Kanady by do Deceas. 141
Francis A. Baldwin by do sustained 142
Jane Howinton by do dismissed 143
John Martin by do sustained 144
William Morlan by do sustained 145
Joseph Prater by do sustained 146
Polly Young by do Ch. M. V. 147
Nov. 20 James Crawford by do 148
Sept.3 1843 Elizabeth Laval by do sustained 149
Luey Martin by do sustained 150
(13) Lueinda Kindrick by do sustained 151
Sept 12th James Russell by do Ch. M. V. 152
Thomas Baldwin by do sustained 153
Oct 15th John Barlow by do dismissed 154
Dec 10th John Vineyard Sen. by do dismissed 155
Doniel? Vineyard by do dismissed 156
Louisa Vinyard by do dismissed 157
John Vinyard Jun. by do dismissed 158
Mary Shell by do dismissed 159
Susannah Hill by do dismissed 160
Jane Ginger by do dismissed 161
Martha Ginger by do dismissed 162
Alfred Barlow by do sustained 163

Session Business


The session of Pisgah Church met on the 24th Jan. 18— at the house of J. Alexander, where as Polly Six, a member of this church was charged with being guilty of unchristian conduct. She was sited to atten on the 30th this instant to answer to the above name charge. The session of Pisgah Church met on the 30th January agreeably to adjournment.

Where as Polly Six who had been conversed with by Jas. Crawford, ruling Elder, and requested to attend. She failed and showed contempt, the session therefore proceeded to furnish her with a written citation, and adjourned to meet again on the 14th of February next. The session of Pisgah Church met agreeably to adjournment constituted by prayer.

Where as Polly Six who had been sited to meet the session failed to attend, where upon it was resolved that she shall be sited again to attend at the next meeting. The session adjourned to meet on the 27th of this instant.

This session met agreeably to adjournment on inquiry it was asertained that P. Six, a member of this church had been delt with according to discipline and she refusing to hear the church, she was by the vote of the session suspended from the communion of this church for her contumacious* conduct.
By order of session J. S. Alexander Clk
*Websters definition: contumacious = perverse in resisting authority, stubbornly disobedient — unruly


Session Business


The session of Pisgah Church met on the 26th of October 1837, where as it appeared that Nancy Laval, a member of this church had been guilty of unchristian conduct. Brother James Crawford was ordered to converse with her on the subject which he accordingly did, and reported that she would not attend, but withes the session to publish her no more a member of this church and she was consequently published as having left the church in disorder.
By order of session. James S. Alexander Clk


January 15th 1842
Where as publick fame has loudly said that William Williams, a member of this congregation has been guilty of immoral and unchristian conduct, and refusing to hear the Brothers or comply with the rules of our Discipline, he is therefore dismissed from the communion of this society in disorder. And by his own request, no more a member of our body.
W. Peebles Clk



Session Business


The session of Pisgah Church met on the 3rd day of December, 1837 constituted by prayer. Brother Benjamin Bruce was chosen moderater. Brothers John Crawford, minister, and John Sherwood and A. T. Sullenger, Elders from other congregations were invited and took their seat as corresponding member.

Where as it appears to this session that Brother James Crawford and Wm. Pasley have been guilty of unchristian conduct and conversation ? And they having refused to take the steps that the bible directs for reconciliation, they were cited to attend at the house of Wm. Crawfrod on the 27th ? Day of this instant 6 o’clock in the evening to answer to the above charge where in the honor of the cause of God is involved. Resolved that the session of New Pleasant Congregation be requested to send three of her Elders to the aid at said meeting.
The session adjourned to meet on the 21st of this instant at Wm. Crawfords, concluded with prayer.
Benjamin Bruce, Mod.
James S. Alexander, Clk

Whereas the session of Pisgah congregation failed to constitute at the house of Brother William Crawford agreeably to adjournment. The former moderator convened of the session at the house of Wm. Crawfords on the 13th day of January 1838. Constituted by prayer.
Whereas Brothers James Crawford and William Pasley stands charged. They having had a friendly conversation are reconciled, it being satisfactory to the session ordered therefore that it be published to the congregation
Benjamin Bruce, Mod.
Jas. S. Alexander


Session Business

The session of Pisgah church met on the 11th day of February 1838, J. S. Alexander, Benjamin Bruce, members present, A.T. Sullinger and Robert Donaldson.
The session received three members by experience. Adjourned to meet the 11th of March next.

March 11th, the session met agreeably to adjournment. Robert S. Donaldson was appointed to set in presbytery as the representative of this church which meets the 30th day of this instant.

The session met agreeably to adjournment on the 14th day of April 1838 at Brother A. T. Sullengers. Constituted by prayer, members present, Robert Donaldson, A. T. Sullenger and Benjamin Bruce. Ordered that Wm. Pasley and Wm. Black be conversed with upon the subject of the difficulty that exist between them. Wm Pasley and Wm. Black met at A. T. Sullengers and settled the difficulty ordered that it be published to the congregation. The same was published to the church on Sat. The 15th of this instant. The session adjourned to meet at Pisgah meeting house on the third Sat. In May next. Concluded with prayers.
Benjamin Bruce, Mod.

The session failed to meet the third Sat. In May of Pisgah church.


The session met agreeable to adjournment on the 16th day of June 1838 and finding no bisnes to do the session adjourned to meet at Pisgah meeting house on the 28th day of July next, 1838.
Benjamin Bruce, Mod.
Alexander T. Sullinger, Clk



Pisgah Session Business

The session of Pisgah Church met on the 28th of July A.D. 1838 at Pisgah meeting house. Constituted by prayer. Members present brothers Benjamin Bruce, Robert S. Donaldson and Alexander T. Sullenger and finding no buisness to doo the session adjourned to meet at Pisgah meeting house on the 19th of August 1838. Concluded by prayer.
Benjamin Bruce, Mod
Alexander T. Sullenger, Clk

The session failed to meet agreeable to adjournment on the 19th of August 1838.

The session met on the Saturday before the 3rd Sabbath in Sept. 1838. Members present Benj. Bruce, A.T. Sullinger and Robert S. Donaldson. Alexander T. Sullinger was apointed to set in presbytery as the representative of this church which meets the Friday before the 5th Sabbath of this instant.
Benjamin Bruce, Mod
Alexander T. Sullenger, Clk

Whereas Pisgah congregation has been destitute in a good degree of the means of grace for several years past having had no regular pasture and consequently deprived of any regular supply of the word and ordiances of the church. A deplorable declenation and deorganization consequently has taken place. We agree therefore to reunite together for the purpose of promoting the revival of God’s work among us.
Resolved 1st that Brother James S. Alexander be received as stated pasture of this church.
Res. 2nd that the session of this congregation meet quarterly on her own adjournments and examine into the condition of the church and that the members individually be required to attend these meetings or render their excuses for none attendance.
Res. 3rd that the moderator may call a session at



Session Business anytime to attend to church business & c.
Res. 4th that as far as God may prosper us we will contribute to the support of the Gospel yearly.

The session of Pisgah church met on the 29th day of May 1841. Whereas John Finn a member of this society had been guilty of unchristian conduct. The session had taken measures to converse with him and he came forward in a spirit of penitency and made all the acknowledgements required which was published to the congregation, and his standing sustained.
Whereas publick fame has loudly proclaimed that William Black a member of this church has been guilty of immoral and unchristian conduct in the world and in his family and he having been twice tenderly visited by the members of the session and refused to give any satisfaction, he is hereby cited to atten at Pisgah meeting house on the Saturday before the second Sunday in June next at ten o’clock to answer to these complaints. By order of session, May 29, 1841 James S. Alexander, Mod.
William B. Peebles, Clk

The session met on the 12th day of June agreeably to adjournment constituted by prayer. Brother Wm. Black came forward and rendered satisfaction. His standing was sustained in society and the whole published to the congregation and the assent of the society publickly obtained to the matter.

Whereas Brother John Finn having been charged with immoral and unchristian like conduct and being called on by the session, he came forward and gave satisfaction and his standing was sustained. And the same was published to the congregation and the ascent of the same obtained.




Session Business

June 12th session met according to adjournment by prayer. William Black came forward and with deep contrition of soul and solm promisses for his good performance for the future, he was sustained by the session and the same published to the congregation.
James S. Alexander, MD
William B. Peebles, Clk

The session met on the 25th day of September agreed adjournment constitute by prayer members pres. James S. Alexander, Wm. B. Peebles, R. Donaldson, Brother Benjamin Bruce being present was invited to sit as Moderator. On inquiry the session finds this church in a happy and comfortable state of revival and received at this meeting 21 members by experience.
William B. Peebles, Clk

The session met on the 19th day of December it being her second qrt. meeting. Members present, Brother James S. Alexander, pastor of this Society and moderator of this session. William Baldwin, John Black, William B. Peebles, session find the society in good order and in a prosperous condition. Received three members after having received since her last quarter meeting at call sessions eleven other, all by experience, making a total of fifty accessions since the 17th of last April. January 16th 1842
Session met constituted by prayer, received six members.

March 12th Session met received one member.
Whereas Wm. Williams, a member of this church having been guilty of violating his temperance pledge and having been admonished and finally cited to attend before the session requested to be dismissed and was indulged through in disorder by order of session.
J. S. Alexander, Mod.
Wm. B. Peebles, Clk




Session Business

April 17th ,1842
The session met constituted by prayer, received five members.

May 28th, 1842
The session convened at the house of J. S. Alexander. Received 1 member by experience

June 19th,
The session met at Pisgah meeting house. Where as publick fame has declared Sister Magdelane Thompson guilty of some unchristian conduct in getting angry at a neighbour and useing unchristian language resolved that J. S. Alexander and Robert S. Donaldson be appointed a committy to convers with said Sister and report to the session next Thirsday night. Thirsday night the session met at Br. Wm. Baldwin’s and received Wm. Laval by experience after which the committy appointed by the last session reported that they had performed the duty assigned them and that they left the Sister humble and submissive. The session resolved to continue the case until the next meeting.

July 18th, 1842
The session met agreeably to adjournment. Whereas all parties concerned in the above named difficulty were not satisfied. Resolved that J.S.D. Alexander, John Black, and R. S. Donaldson be a comity to wait on all concerned and report to the session on next Thursday night. The session failed to meet agreeably to adjournment.

The session convened at Pisgah meeting house on the 3rd Sabboth in August and the above comity reported that they have performed the duty assigned them. That they got the parties together and all parties were reconciled. Resolved that Sister Thompsons standing be sustained and that the above be published to the congregation.

The Fifth quarterly meeting of Pisgah church met on the 11th day of Sept. 1842. Find this church in a flourishing state received 5 members. W. Baldwin was appointed to attend the next meeting of ILL Presbytery as Elder and R. S. Donaldson the synod as Elder with the pasture of this church.




Session Business
The session entered into an arrangement to raise ____________? fund for the support of the Gospel. The session adjourns to meet the Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in Dec. next.
J. S. Alexander, Mod.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk

The session was called together by the moderator on the 2nd day of Oct. 1842 Received 10 members. Whereas Elizabeth Dorsey, a member of this church haveing gone out of bounds of this society under the rumer of being guilty of some unchristian conduct and having been conversed with on the subject and she requested to be dismissed fro this church without trial. The case was published to the congregation and sh indulges. Whereas pubick fame has saw that Isaac Black and George Buroughs has been guilty of some unchristian conduct in a personal difficulty. Resolved that Wm. Baldwin, John Black, and J..S. Alexander be a comity to wait on said parties and report to this session.
J. S. Alexander, Mod.
Robert S. Donaldson, Clk

The session met on the 12th Oct. the comity above got the party to gether and they talked the difficulty over in the presence of the session and both parties made acknowlegement satisfactory to the session and ordered that the above be published to the congregation. On the 13th Oct.
J. S. Alexander, Mod.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk


The session was called together by the Moderator on the 9th day of November 1842. Whereas public fame has said that Thomas Scroggins a member of this church has been guilty of unchristian conduct. Ordered that James S. Alexander converse with him on the subject and report to the session.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk


Session Business Nov. 20, 1842
The session met on the twentieth of November, constituted by prayer and received one member.

Dec. 18, 1842
The session held her sixth quarterly meeting. Members present, James S. Alexander, Wm. Baldwin, John Black, R. S. Donaldson and Edward Laval. On inquiry it was asertained that the members of this church are in fellowship and no difficulties with the excep. Of the reports respecting T. Scrogings which case the session has not been able to bring to an issue. The session recommended the election of a Deacon whereupon the vote of the congregation was taken and Brother James Crawford was elected.

Resolved unanimasly that this session disapprobate the practice of common dram drinking intierly among the members of this church. Concluded by prayer.
Robert S. Donaldson, Clk,

March 19th 1843
The session held her seventh quarterly meting constituted by prayer, members present James D. Alexander, John H. Black, William Baldwin, and Robert S. Donaldson. On inquiry it was assertained that the members of this church are in full fellowship and no difficulty exists with the exception of the difficulty of Thomas Scroggins and a difficulty existing with Wm. Laval and also with Martha Laval and James Oxford.. Ordered that John Black, William Baldwin and Robert S. Donaldson convers with those members and report to the session as soon as possible.
Whereas Elizabeth Davis, Latita Davis, William Paisley and Artemesy his wife all having moved out of the bounds of this church for years past and not applying for a letter. Resolved therefore that they, be and they are hereby dismissed from this church and also Stephen Gaylord Ruling Elder in this church.

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and Rachel his wife and Mary L. Gaylord having removed out of the bounds of this church and have not applyed for a letter. Ordered that they be and they are here by dismissed from this church.
Resolved unanimously that hereafter that any member removing out of the bounds of this church and not applying for a letter within six months shall be dismissed from this church. Bo\ro John Black was appointed to attend presbytery as the representative of this church which meets the last Thursday of this Inst. And Robert S. Donaldson his alterate.. Session adjoured to meet the Saturday before the third Sabboth in June at Pisgah meeting house.
Concluded by prayer. Robert S. Donaldson, Clk

Whereas Alexander T. Sulligen and Eliza his wife formerly member of his church having moved out of the bounds of this church for years and have not aplied for a leter move that they be and are hereby dismissed from this church this 6th day of April 1843
R. S. Donaldson, Clk.

The session held her eighth quarterly meeting agreeably to adjournment constituted by prayer. Members present J. S. Alexander, John Black, Wm. Baldwin, and Robert S. Donaldson. The commitee appointed by last session reported that they performed the duties assigned them and that the parties concerned with made acknowledgements satisfactory, except T. Scroggins and Jane Howington and she requested her name to be withdrawn from the church and she was dismissed from the church though in disorder, and the same was published to the congregation, on whereas Thomas Scroggins having been conversed with concerning the reports against him and he dening the

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same and failing to come before the session and make sufficient______? and it appearing to the session that the charge could be sustained, and he being out of the bounds of the church ordered that he be dismissed from this church though under the rumour of unchristian conduct and the same be published to the congregation. The session having no more business before her adjourned to meet the Saturday before the first Sabbath in September. Concluded with prayer. June 17th 1843
Robert S. Donaldson, Clk.


Sept. The 2nd 1843. Session met agreeable to adjournment, constituted by prayer. Members present James S. Alexander, John Black, Edward Laval, William Baldwin, and Robert S. Donaldson. On inquiry it was assertained that the members of this church are in full fellowship and no difficulty exists. The session received three members by experience. Session adjourned to meet the Saturday before the second Sabbath in December next. Concluded by prayer.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk.


Sept. 12, 1843
Session met at Pisgah meting house constitute by prayer. Received two members by experience and then concluded with prayer.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk.

Oct 15
Session convened at Pisgah meeting house constituted by prayer and received one member
by experience. Whereas Francis Gaylord formerly a member of this church having attached her self to an other church ordered that she be dismissed from this church by order of session.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk.


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Dec._____________________________________________________________________?
The session________________________________________________________________?
Moderation________________________________________________________________?
Wm. Black________________________________________________________________?
for the____________________________________________________________________?
Girl_____________________________________________________________________?
was partially_______________________________________________________________?
the session that the _________________________________________________________?
admonition and____________________________________________________________?
preceded to do__________ having no more business to do the session adjourned concluded with prayer.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk,


Dec. 16th 1843
The session of Pisgah congregation held her tenth quarterly meeting agreeable to adjournment constituted by prayer. Members present, James S. Alexander, John Black, Edward Laval, Wm. Baldwin and R. S. Donaldson. On inquiry, it was assertained that Elizabeth Tally, a member of this church having been guilty of Immoral and unchristian conduct and the session having sufficient proof of her guilt, Resolved therefore that she be dismissed from the communion of the church in disorder. And whereas public fame has said that William Black, a member of this church has been guilty of Immoral and unchristian conduct and the session having received testimony by affirmation of his guilt. Resolved therefore that he be, and is hereby dismissed from the communion of the church for time indefinite and that same be published to the congregation tomorrow morning, on motion session adjourned to meet at Pisgah meeting house on Saturday before the thir. Sabth. in March 1844. Concluded with prayer. R. S. Donaldson, Clk

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The session was called together by the former moderator on the _____ of Feb. 1844 constituted by prayer. Whereas public fame has said that Joseph Blevins, a member of this church has been guilty of Immoral and unchristian conduct and he having been conversed with on the subject by a member of the session and he having acknowledged he was guilty and giving no satisfactory evidence of repentance ordered that he be cited to appear before this session on the 24th day of this Inst. At Pisgah meeting house at 7 o’clock p.m. to answer to those charges. Session adjourned to meet the 24th Inst. At 7 o’clock p.m. Concluded by prayer.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk


Saturday night, Feb. 24th session met persvent to adjournment constituted by prayer. Joseph Blevins having ben cited come before the session and confessed guilty and the crime being such a nature as demanded suspension, the session did therefore suspend him for time indefinite. On motion ordered that R. S. Donaldson attend presbytery which meets the Thursday before the 4th Sabbath in March next as representative of this church, and in case of his failure, Wm. Baldwin be his alternate, on motion session adjourned to meet Saturday before the 3rd Sabbath in March. Concluded with prayer.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk

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The session convened at the meeting house on the first day of June constituted by prayer. Members present John Black, Wm. Baldwin, Edward Laval, and R. S. Donaldson. Brother Baldwin was chosen moderator. Whereas public fame has declared that James McIntire and Sanders G? Rice had been guilty of Immoral and unchristian conduct and they having been informed of the meeting came forward and confessed their guilt. Resolved therefore that they be suspended from the communion of the church until they give satisfactory evidence of repentance. Ordered that John Black and R. S. Donaldson be committee to converse with John Finn respecting statements made by him. Session adjourned to meet the Saturday before the 3rd Sabbath of this instant. Concluded by prayer.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk

Saturday June 15th Session met persvent to adjournment constituted by prayer. The committee appointed above reported that they had performed the duties assigned them, the accused denied the charged and the session having no evidence before them moved that the case be postponed. Session adjourned to meet next Wednesday at the meeting house at 12 o’clock. Concluded by prayer.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk

The session failed to meet persvent to adjournment Nov. 7th 1846.
The session of Pisgah congregation was called together by a committee and ordered by the presbytery to aid the session in her efforts to sustain the standing of the church and where as the exercise of the church government has been suspended for some time. Resolved that the session now make an effort to sustain the _____________ and standing of the church. Whereas Nancy Williams and Martha Laval members of this church having been guilty of Immoral conduct and having been conversed with on the subject, requested that their names ________________



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________________________________________________________book the session
_________________________________________________________under sensure
_________________________________________________________session converse
____________________________________________________have been disorderly in
____________________________________________________to the next meeting of
_____________________________________________adjourned to meet the Saturday
before the 3rd Sabbath Dec. Next at the meeting house.
Js Crawford, Mod.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk.



Dec. 20th 1846
The session met at the meeting house and reported progress on in part, but not completion.
Where an order having ben posed some time previous to his time suspending J. W. McIntire from this church and where as the session shortly after the passage of that order reconsidered and recinded that order, and having failed to have the _____________________ of that order published ordered that it be published today which was accordingly done. Session adjourned to meet the Saturday before the 3rd Sabbath in January 1847.
R. S. Donaldson, Clk.




(This was the last entry of the Pisgah Cumberland Presbyterian Church records. Records were found in belongings of John Black, ancestor of Shirley (Willis) Deem)



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