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Session Minutes Milton Presbyterian Church
Transcribed and submitted by Martha Spencer

Transcriber’s notes: I have made no attempt to transcribe the entire body of the Session Minutes. Much of it is repetitive. I have attempted only to pull out information of a material nature—mainly names and dates of members, letters of dismission, and some disciplinary actions of the session.

Martha Spencer Dec. 15, 2000 

   
    Note:  Parts 1 and 2 are now online covering 1820 - 1900.  Will post remainder shortly.

1820

The Female Academy opened in Milton. The Rev. Abner Clopton, Baptist, was headmaster.
1822

Rev. Clopton moved to Charlotte Co., Virginia. He was succeeded by the Rev. Arch D. Montgomery, Presbyterian, who presided over the Academy and preached one Sunday in the month.

1823

Plan to build a church. Female Fragment Society [sewing circle] formed. Money was raised by various means. Mr. Montgomery removed to the Red House in 1823.

1825

By the fall, the Female Fragment Society had raised a sum of money and a contract was made with Mr. W. A. Royster to build a church. A subscription for a year’s support of a minister went around and anyone who contributed more that $4 had a vote to select the denomination. There were 38 votes for Presbyterian and 8 for Episcopal. The Rev. James W. Douglas was secured and arrived in Milton in March 1826.

1826

First members listed: Martin P. Huntington, Mary A. Oliver, Mrs. Ann B. Owen, Mrs. Reny Carlson, Mrs. Sarah New, Miss Sally Patrick, Miss Margarette Smith—certificate number 1 from 5th Presbyterian Church of Baltimore.

6/11/1826 Mrs. Susan Huntington, Mrs. Sarah G. Cooke, Mr. George W. Kent, and Amey, a black woman [sic], were baptized.
7/29/1826

John M. Warmoth baptized

John Ponson by—certificate #2 from church at Petersburg, Va.

9/30/1826

Mrs. Pamelia Nunnally
 
Henry J. Foster—former member Hampden-Sydney
10/1/1826 Martin P. Huntington and H. J. Foster ordained and installed as elders.
10/4/1826 First session meeting. Mrs. Sarah Cooke granted certificate of dismission to Alabama.
10/26/1826

Mr. William F. Hayes received on profession of faith and examination. Sicily, a black woman, belonging to Col. A. Donoho received on profession of faith and examination.

12/20/1826 Mr. James Holder, Miss Melinda Holder received on profession of faith and examination.
12/23/1826

Mrs. Sarah Jones and Mrs. Sarah Holder received on profession of faith and examination. Examined by Bro. Wm. S. Plumer [a Presbyterian minister from Danville].

2/17/1827 Mr. Nathan P. Carrel and Dicy, a colored woman, belonging to Dr. P. H. Thomas received on profession of faith and examination.
Mrs. Sarah Jones lately removed to Gosport, Va, dismissed to church in Norfolk.
Dicy, mentioned on the previous page was a member of Nutbush Church in Granville Co.
2/18/1827 The church, just finished, was opened with a dedicatory sermon by the Rev. Wm. S. Plumer.
Joseph, a colored member of the church in Greensboro was received into occasional communion for this year at written request of Rev. W. Carruthers.
3/10/1827 Mrs. Mary Dodson and Miss Lucy Dodson received on profession of faith and examination.
4/8/1827 23 members by exam; 2 on certificate; 2 dismissed.
4/21/1827 37 members; 17 added on profession of faith; 1 died; 2 dismissed. Baptisms: 10 adults, 7 infants.
6/2/1827

 The session met at the church. Present: all the members. The pastor reported that he had conversed with Miss Delilah J. Walker, and with John A. Jones, a free man, and Nancy belonging to Mr. J. Oliver and Patience belonging to Mr. S. Dodson, who are candidates for church membership, and that he would recommend their reception which was agreed to.

Jas. W. Douglas, Clk.

 
11/12/1827

Resolved that John A. Jones be appointed a stated reader and instructor to the black members of the church, under the direction of the session, and that the members be requested to concur in this resolution.

Letter to be written extending a call to the Rev. Mr. [Daniel A.] Penick.
 
   

Resolved that Mr. Douglas converse with the masters and mistresses of our black members in reference to their opportunities for attending public worship; and that in future, before receiving them, a note be requested from those controlling their time, promising to them the privilege of hearing, at least, one sermon on the Sabbath.

 
12/1/1827  

 Miss Elizabeth Catherine Hayes received on profession of faith and examination of her experience of religion [“experimental religion”].

 
12/21/1827  Mr. H. J. Foster granted certificate of dismission. Mr. Penick elected clerk of session.
 
  A prayer meeting at Mr. Dodson’s, his youngest child and grandchild were baptized.
 
   

Mr. Douglas conversed with the member who has been absent from communion (member’s name not given) and that he appears to feel correctly on the subject.[T]hose members who have children to be baptized are all ready to comply.

 
12/23/1827    Mr. Douglas took leave of the congregation.
     
3/6/1828    First meeting of the Female Bible Class. Sixteen ladies present and six others have promised to attend.
     
3/13/1828    First meeting of the Male Bible Class. Eleven gentlemen attended.
     
3/21/1828    Mr. Foster (an elder) requested that his certificate of dismission be rescinded.
     
5/7/1828    Mrs. Lucy M. Lewis, Mrs. Fanny Ball received on profession of faith and examination.
     
6/22/1828    Mr. Bolton and Miss Holder were baptized.
 
6/28/1828  Warner M. Lewis, Willis L. Williams, William Bolton, Miss Sarah P. Holder received into membership.
 
7/12/1828 Miss E. Smith and Mr. Nicholas M. Lewis received on profession of faith and examination.
 
7/13/1828  Miss Smith and Mr. Lewis were baptized.
   
7/28/1828 Henry J. Foster dismissed to Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, Md.
   
8/30/1828 Mr. William F. Hayes dismissed to Grassy Creek Church, Granville Co.
   
9/6/1828    Mr. Walton, an elder from Red House, invited to sit as a corresponding member.
     
    Mrs. Eliza Adams received on profession of faith and examination.
     
    Mrs. Susan Perkins received by letter from Presbyterian Church, Tuscumbia, Al.
   
9/7/1828  Wm. Adams was baptized.
   
9/27/1828  

 Mrs. Susan New departed this life about 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Her disease, a dropsy of the brain, rendered her quite deranged for several days previous to her death.

   
10/18/1828  Richard Bullock, Mrs. Mary P. Bullock (his wife) received on profession of faith and examination.
   
  Notes: One elder to be elected to replace Maj. James Holder who declined to serve. Mr. Warner M. Lewis was chosen.
   
10/25/1828 Mr. Lewis ordained and installed.
   
11/21/1828  

Rumor charges Cicily with habitual and intemperate use of ardent spirits. Amey, a colored servant of Mr. J. McGehee charged with fornication, having been delivered of a bastard child.

   
10/25/1828 Warner M. Lewis ordained and installed.
   
12/3/1828 Neither Cicily nor Amey appeared at the appointed time.
   
12/20/1828  

Cicily appeared before the session and the case was continued. Mrs. M. Donoho, Mr. Henderson’s George, Mr. Oliver’s John to be cited to appear before the session.

   
  Amey failed to appear.
   
   

Cicily denied drinking ardent spirits to excess but said she drank sometimes so that she felt what she had drunk. She said she had received butter as a gift from George at the springhouse on a certain occasion. She did wish and endeavor to conceal the butter from her mistress and how she came by it. “…although she professed sorrow for her sins, she has not given satisfactory evidence that she had any proper sense of their heinous nature—and also that she was quite two [sic] confident of having obtained forgiveness.” She was suspended.

   
12/16/1828  

“Whereas, it is generally rumored and believed that Mr. George Kent, a member of this church did on Thursday last with a durk (corrected to dirk in the book) in his hand, horse-whip a Mr. John Daniel, as to authorize a civil process and an assessment of fines…”

   
12/20/1828 Cicily appeared before the session—case continued.
   
2/4/1829 Miss Louisa Hamner received on profession of faith and examination.
   
4/15/1829 40 members; 3 added on profession of faith; 1 added on certificate; 1 died.
   
6/7/1829 Heard of the death of our dear sister Louisa J. Hamner of consumption.
   
6/8/1829 Mrs. Agnes Penick received.
   
  Cicily requested to be restored to membership. Request denied.
   
9/5/1829 Cicily again denied return to membership.
   
9/6/1829 Collection of $5. Also a pair of gold bracelets set with pearls cost when new $20. From Mrs. Susan Perkins.
   
12/5/1829 Mrs. E. A. Lewis and Mrs. M.A. Donoho received on profession of faith and examination.
   
  Cicily restored to membership.
   
5/18/1830 Mr. Kent was to be cited to appear before the session.
   
5/20/1830 Mr. George Kent charged by common fame with having a fight on the Sabbath and knocking a Mr. McWaters down with a brickbat.
   
   

Several members reported that Mr. John Alston Jones, a coloured member of the church, had become a member of the Baptist Church of Raleigh.

   
5/29/1830 Cicily requested through Mr. Penick a certificate of dismission to the Baptist church at the Mill Meeting House.
   
5/31/1830 George Kent suspended.
   
9/18/1830 Nicholas M. Lewis and Richard Bullock elected elders—ordained and installed.
   
9/18/1830 John Ragland, Stephen Dodson, Richard Bullock, Admiral Watkins elected trustees in addition to those now in office.
   
10/29/1830  

Request for certificate of dismission for Mr. W. L. Williams to Congregational Church, Amherst, Ma. and for Mr. N.B. Carrel to join Presbyterian Church of Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg Co. NC.

 
3/2/1831 Edward Hines received on profession of faith and examination.
 
3/3/1831 Mr. Jeduthan Davis received on certificate of dismission from Carterville Church, Va.
 
3/5/1831  

 Miss Mary Williams received on profession of faith and examination.Mrs. Eliza Farley, a member of church at Carmell, received as a member in full standing.

 
3/6/1831 Edward Hines baptized.
 
4/1/1831 40 members; 2 added on profession of faith; 1 added on certificate; 3 dismissed. Baptisms: 2 adults, 1 infant.
 
5/7/1831 Mrs. Ann G. Bracken, Mrs. Jane A. Shelton, Mrs. Judith W. Howard received on profession of faith and examination.
 
5/8/1831 Miss Eliza Penick received on profession of faith and examination.
 
  Mrs. Howard baptized.
 
7/9/1831  Mr. Jacob Thomson [sic] received on profession of faith and examination.
 
  Miss Eliza Penick received on profession of faith and examination.
 
7/10/1831 Dr. Caldwell baptized his pupil, Mr. Thompson.
 
8/22/1831 Mr. William Bolton, about to remove to the Western country, granted certificate of dismission.
 
9/4/1831  Mrs. Sarah Winstead received on profession of faith and examination.“ “ “ baptized.
 
11/24/1831  

 Misses Elizabeth G. Gatewood, Mary Ragland, Mary Ann Butler, Mr. Benjamin M. Hobson and Hannah, a servant of Mrs. Mary A. Donoho, received on profession of faith and examination.

 
11/25/1831  The above persons were baptized.
 
12/3/1831 Mr. Gavin Yuill, Mrs. Ann Yuill, and Misses Sarah E. Wright and Ann E Williamson received on profession of faith and examination.
 
12/17/1831 Miss Mary J. Hobson received on profession of faith and examination.
 
1/27/1832 Mr. B[enjamin]. Hines and Mrs. Ann Farley received on profession of faith and examination.
 
3/3/1832 Miss Martha Pugh received on profession of faith and examination.
 
  Mr. Jeduthan Davis received by letter from the church of Carterville, Va.
 
  John A. Jones, free man of color, certificate of dismission to Baptist Church, Raleigh.
 
  Nancy, servant of Mr. Oliver, cited to appear before the session.
 
3/24/1832  

Statement of Nancy who had been charged with failing to attend services of the church for a period of three years. She confessed that she had absented herself from the ordinances of the church, particularly from the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper for about three years and that she had vowed that she never would commune with the same church again, confessing that in these respects she had sinned—but stating at the same time that she was over-persuaded in the first instance to join the church and that she had been provoked to act the part which she had acted by very ill treatment from a certain member of this church whose character stands entirely fair.

 
4/1/1832 Dicy requested and was granted a certificate of dismission to Nutbush Church, Granville County.
 
   

Session made the following ruling and Nancy was suspended from membership until she came to the proper state of repentance.

 
   

“Nancy, having been fully heard—the Session were unanimously of the opinion that Nancy, tho [sic] she confessed the charges preferred against her at the last meeting, acknowledges her guilt, & professed repentance, gave no satisfactory evidence of being a true penitent—especially as she expresses herself as determined to persist in the same course and deals freely in unfounded charges against her brethren of the same church. Therefore Resolved unanimously that Nancy be & she hereby is suspended from the sacraments of the church until she shall give satisfactory evidence of repentance.---As Nancy was not present, it was expected that the moderator inform her in a suitable manner of the judicial proceeding.”

 
4/20/1832 Fifty-seven members; 19 added on profession of faith; 2 on certificate; 3 dismissed. Baptisms: 11 adults and 3 infants.
 
6/3/1832  Miss Mildred Williamson received on profession of faith and examination.“ “ “ baptized.
 
7/1/1832  Elizabeth C. Gillaspie received on profession of faith and examination.
 
7/27/1832  

Mary Ann Butler accused of associating with lewd company and of having intercourse with men of the baser sort. Cited to appear 8/8.

   
8/8/1832   Mary Ann Butler suspended.
   
9/9/1832   Mrs. Ann S. Pugh and Dr. Jesse Carter received on examination.
 
9/9/1832  

(Sabbath) “The two new members, together with the following persons who had been received by the session of the Red House church viz. James W. Jeffreys, Robert Faukner, Lucy B. Brown, John Chiles, John Wilson and Mrs. Ann Wilson—presented themselves before a large congregation under the arbor in the grove and entered publickly [sic] into covenant relation with the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Carter, Mrs. Pugh, Mr. Faukner, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Chiles were baptized. The scene was peculiarly solemn and interesting.”

 
10/7/1832    Session met at Gilead Meeting House. Mr. Lawson Taylor, Miss Mary S. McCain, Miss Mary Finley, Mr. Edward Montgomery received on profession of faith and examination.
 
11/18/1832

Mr. William D. Gatewood received on profession of faith and examination.

 
12/1/1832 James M. Hayes received on profession of faith and examination.
 
3/3/1833 Mrs. Eliza W. Davis received on profession of faith and examination.3/3/1833 Mrs. Eliza W. Davis baptized.
 
3/8/1833

Miss Mary Finley requested certificate of dismission to Enoe [sic] church, Orange County.

 
    Dr. Jesse Carter about to move to the state of Mississippi “requested…procure for him a certificate of dismission to join the church where the providence of God may cast his lot.”
 
4/17/1833 Mrs. Susan Perkins requested certificate of dismission to join Presbyterian Church at Memphis, Western District, Tennessee.
 
4/25/1833 Sixty members; 11 added on profession of faith; 4 died; 3 dismissed;1 suspended
 
   

Trial of Mr.Bullock, a member of the church and brother-in-law of Warner M. Lewis, who recused himself. The charges  had to do with his business dealings with others in the community. The Session believed that he had been dishonest in his transactions. Following a thorough examination of the facts with several witnesses, the verdict was that he had been caught in business failings and that promises that were made in good faith fell through.

 

8/1/1833

Mrs. Ann G. Bracken requests certificate of dismission

   

1/12/1834

Rachel, a servant of Mr. W.M. Lewis, being present requested admission. Received on profession of faith and examination.

 
   

William D. Gatewood charged “by common fame much to the dishonor of religion, with certain gross immoralities.” Cited to appear before session.

 
  Charges 1. Habitual absence from worship 2. Profane swearing3.Violation of the 7th commandment
 
2/4/1834

William Gatewood suspended for failing to appear after two citations “has treated this session with contumacy.”

     

Mr. and Mrs. Bullock requested certificate of dismission to join some Presbyterian Church in Alabama.

   

Mrs. Ann H. F. Farley having been received at her request two years ago into full communion with the church and has refused to make a publick [sic] profession of her faith, has never participated in celebrating the Lord’s Supper and rarely attends the ordinances of the sanctuary. Mr. Penick to meet with her and report back to the session.

     

3/1/1834

Misses N. P. Clark, Catharine Yuill, Lucy F Hines, Mary A. Harris (?) and Messrs. Richard E. Hines, and Fountain E. Pugh received on profession of faith and examination.

     

5/31/1834

Messrs. R. L. Downs and E. A. Howard received on profession of faith and examination.

     
    Mr. John Wilson and his wife Mrs. Ann Wilson received on letter from Red House.
     
    Session met at the call of the moderator and at the home of Miss Smith. (But why? No reason given)
     

9/8/1834

Mr. William W. Durham received on profession of faith and examination.

     

9/9/1834

Mr. W. M. Lewis presented certificate of dismission and recommendation on behalf of his wife Mrs. Pherebee Lewis from the Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.

     
    Mr. Durham baptized.
     

11/8/1834

Request presented by Rev. Penick from Mr. G. Yuill, his wife and daughter for certificate of dismission to join Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Al.

1/19/1835

Mrs. Sarah Winstead granted certificate of dismission to Presbyterian Church of Athens, Ga.

     

4/24/1835

Fifty-four members; 10 added on profession of faith; 3 on certificate; 4 denied; 8 dismissed; 1 suspended.

     

6/7/1835

Mr. Augustus C. Finley received by letter from New Providence Church, Va.

     

Mr. Penick announced acceptance of call to Rocky River Church.

6/8/1835

Letter from Mr. J. Thomson [Jacob Thompson] requesting letter of admission to where he might settle in Alabama. [I was able to verify from the baptismal records of the church by his parents’ names and his date of birth that this is the same Jacob Thompson who later became Secretary of the Interior in Buchanan’s cabinet. J. T. Bradsher, a member and elder of Milton Presbyterian Church, was named for this man’s nephew who was a doctor in Leasburg and Jacob Thompson Bradsher’s great-uncle.]

     
6/25/1835

Miss E. Smith requested certificate of dismission to Danville church.

     
8/5/1835

Mr. Penick stated that his wife requested certificate of dismission to join church at Rocky River, Cabarrus County.

     
    Notes The Rev. N. H. Harding arrived in Milton as stated supply on the 18th of December 1835.
     

“Application being made by Rachel for a certificate of recommendation to join the Presbyterian Church wherever in the providence of God her lot might be cast.”

     

Mrs. Lucy Ramsour requested certificate of dismission to join Presbyterian Church in Linconton [sic].

     

Miss Delila Walker req. certificate of dismission to join Presbyterian Church in Clarksville VA.

     

3/18/1836

Certificate of dismission requested for Mrs. Reny Carlson to Presbyterian Church, Raleigh.

     

12/3/1836

Mrs. Surry Allen received by certificate.

     

1/16/1837

Request by letter from Fountain E. Pugh for certificate of dismission to Presbyterian Church in Petersburgh [sic], Va.

     
   

Miss Margaret Smith requested certificate of dismission to Presbyterian Church, Lincolnton, NC. [I assume this to be the Miss Margarette Smith who joined the letter by certificate number 1.]

     

3/2/1837

Mr. Robert and Elizabeth Falkner were by certificate of dismission received from Harmony Church, Halifax, VA.

     

4/17/1837

Forty-six members:1 died; 1 dismissed.

     
    No date Meeting 73 Mr. Harding presented a certificate of dismission for Mrs. Hannah Harding and Miss Mary Ann Callum.
     

No date Meeting 76. Mr. Harding to talk to Mr. E. Howard who seldom attends church and has neglected communion for two years.

     

4/18/1839

E. Howard suspended for failure to attend services.

     

Mr. William R. Hill received on certificate of dismission from Spring Garden [Guilford Co. NC].

     

Mrs. Mildred Jones requested certificate of dismission to Presbyterian Church in Sommerville, Fayette Co., TN.

     

Mr. Robert/Elizabeth Faulkner requested certificate of dismission to Harmony Church, Halifax, VA.

     

1/1/1839

John Wilson elected elder.

     

4/18/1839

 

Hannah, a servant of Mr. Seawell, requested a certificate of dismission to join the Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. Request granted

     

2/28/1840

Miss Sarah Patrick granted certificate of dismission at her request to join Presbyterian Church at Philadelphia.

     

5/26/1840

Mrs. Margaret Ann Wilson received on certificate of dismission from church in Raleigh.

     

Miss Ann Forbes received on certificate of dismission from Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

     

4/5/1841

Mrs. Wheeler received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/7/1841

Letter from Mrs. Nancy Clarke requesting certificate of dismission to Presbyterian Church of Greensboro.

     

4/1/1842

Forty-four members: 5 added on profession of faith; 2 on certificate; 2 died.

     

4/2/1842

Mrs. Lucy M. Walker, Miss Mary Ann and Miss Jane Lewis, Mr. James R. Callum received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/3/1842

James, a servant of Stephen Dodson, received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/22/1842

*Note, p. 147 At a previous meeting which was omitted in its proper place…Mr. Thomas Day and his wife Aquilla offered themselves as candidates for church membership.

     

4/30/1842

Fielding Lewis received on profession of faith and examination.

     

Mrs. Sarah Ogilby wrote requesting a certificate of dismission to Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA.

     

10/23/1842

Mr. Samuel Watkins and Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins received on profession of faith and examination.

     

11/5/1842

Session met at home of Mr. Hill. Mrs. Sarah Hill and Mrs. Synthy (?) Ball received on certificate of dismission from Methodist Church.

     

11/5/1842

Session met at home of Dr. Wilie [sic] Jones. Mrs. Priscilla Jones received on profession of faith and examination.

     

1/21/1843

Session met at home of Mr. George A. Smith. Mrs. Adeline Smith received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/5/1843

Mrs. Sarah Lea requested certificate of dismission to Griers Presbyterian Church.

     

4/1/1843

Fifty-six members: 6 added on profession of faith; 1 on certificate. Baptisms: 5 adult, 0 infant.

     

9/29/1843

Mrs. Elizabeth Shelton received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/1/1844

Fifty+nine members: 1 added on certificate. Baptisms: 1 adult; 1 infant.

     

4/6/1844

Mrs. Penelope Wilson received on certificate of dismission from 10th Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia.

     

4/7/1844

Mary, a servant of Dr. Harding, received on profession of faith and examination.

     

10/5/1844

Met at home of Mrs. E. Robertson. She was received on profession of faith and examination.

     
    Vince, servant of W.M. Lewis, and James, servant of John Wilson, received on profession of faith and examination.

Philip, servant of N.J. Palmer, member of Presbyterian Church at Griers and Henry, servant of W. M. Lewis, member of Red House received into full communion.

     

11/18/1844

Mr. John Thompson received on profession of faith and examination.

     

11/27/1844

Mr. Fielding Lewis’s name stricken from roll at his request.

     

12/23/1844

Met at home of Alexander Kearsey. Mrs. Elizabeth Kearsey received on profession of faith and examination.

     

1/4/1845 

Miss Sarah Shelton received on profession of faith and examination.

     

Hamton, servant of J. Walker, Billy, servant of Thomas Allen and Abraham and Frances, servants of Jarvis Friou received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/6/1845 

Miss Elizabeth Shelton received on profession of faith and examination.

     

“Session met the same day at the house of Mr. Thomas Day. The meeting opened with prayer. Present, Rev. Dr. Harding, John Wilson, Nicholas M. Lewis. Cory, servant of Mr. Day’s presented herself as a candidate for church membership and after careful examination on experimental religion she was received into the Church. The meeting was concluded with prayer. ”M.P. Huntington, Clk.

     

4/1845

  Fifty-three members
     

7/6/1845 

Creacy, servant of S. Dodson, Lucinda, servant of G. A. Smith, and Eliza, servant of N. J. Palmer were received into full communion on profession of faith and examination.

     

10/4/1845 

Met at house of Mrs. Robertson. Miss Ann Burnette received on profession of faith and examination.

     
 

Met a home of Mr. John Thompson. Mrs. E. Thompson received on profession of faith and examination.

     

2/2/1846 

Dr. Thos. Atkinson & his lady, same as 4/4/1846.

     

3/4/1846 

Mr. John Merrit [sic] received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/4/1846 

Dr. Thomas P. Atkinson presented certificate for himself and his wife Mrs. Mary Atkinson from the Presbyterian Church, Danville.

     

4/1846 

Fifty-eight members: 6 received on profession of faith; 2 on certificate. Baptisms: 3 adults, 5 infants.

     

10/1/1846

Misses Mary Covington, Rebecca Westbrook, and Ann Thompson received on profession of faith and examination.

     

4/1847

59 members, 3 received on profession of faith, 2 on cert. One adult baptism.

     

1/3/1848

Certificate from Mr. E. G. Wilkerson from Eno Church.

     

4/1848

Fifty-one members.

     

12/1/1848

Miss Ann Thompson requested certificate of dismission to New Hope Church.

     

 

Note: The Rev. Jacob Doll arrived in Milton on the 5th of January 1849. [No explanation of departure of Dr. Harding given. He died 2/17/1849.]

     

5/5/1849

Certificate of Mrs. Susan Doll from Presbyterian Church of Oxford. *Entry misplaced in book.

     

4/25/1849 

Mr. Willoughby Shelton received on profession of faith and examination.

     
    Miss Rebecca Westbrook requested certificate of dismission to “attach herself to another branch of the church. Resolved that her name be erased from a list of members.”
     

10/9/1849 

Miss E. Hunt and Miss Mary Richmond received on letter from Presbyterian Church, Greensboro.

     

4/1850 

Fifty-our members: 1 added on profession of faith; 3 on certificate. Twelve colored members. Baptisms: 1 adult; 1 infant.

     

4/20/1850

Mr. E. S. Wilkinson requested certificate of dismission to Red House.

 
   

#132 Undated, but sometime in April 1850.“Rev. Mr. Doll presented the certificate of Miss S. R. Jones, member of the 5th Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, wishing to connect herself to the Church, the certificate being found in order. She was on motion received into full communion.”

 
 

#133 Undated. Miss Isabella Garland and Miss Elizabeth Walton received “on examination of their Christian knowledge and experience of Christianity.”

 
 

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