1st PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECORDS, Olean, Cattaraugus County, NY 1852-1879

Church roll to 1874.

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Minutes of Sessions Dating June 5, 1862

MEMBERS:YEAR OFNOTES:

MEMBERSHIP:

ADNREWS (??), ScottApril 1864

ALDEN, Mrs. IsabellaJuly 14, 1867

ATHIDGE, CatherineApril 1864

BARBER, Mrs. Fidelia1865

BARSE, Francis L.1858discharged 4th Church, Albany, 1872”

BARSE, Mrs. MaryFeb 8, 1852

BEAMONT, Mrs. Anna P.Sept 1862“died Feb 19, 1864, age 31.Pastor’s wife – Rev. Beaumont.”

BELKNAP, Mrs. LucindaApril 1864“? District to Bigfoot, Ill”

BENNIE, H. or N. D.July 11, 1858

BIGELOW, George March 1868

BIGELOW, Miss Ada LouisaDec 11, 1864“discharged to Morrisania, NY”

BIRGE, Francis J.April 1864

BIRGE, Norman & Sarah his wife1842

BLACKMAN, Mrs. Olive1863“discharged 1863 – autumn”

BOWEN, Miss Adeline1842Died March 6, 1873

BOWEN, Mrs. MargaretAug 25, 1861“died Jan 1864

BRADLEY, Miss Almira 1859“discharged Sept 1868 – Lansingburgh”

BRADLEY, Miss SylviaMarch 1858“died Jan 1863

BRADLEY, Mrs. A. D. 1842

BRONSON, Amos, & Carolina, his wife May 31, 1856“died January 5, 1862, age 67 years”

BRONSON, Miss Alice E.March 1858

BRONSON, Miss Carolina A.March 1858

BROOKS, Henry WellsMarch 1868“Central Presby Church, Buffalo, July 1868

BROOKS, James & Harriet, wifeJan 1864

BROOKS, Miss Luella KingsleyMarch 1868

BROOKS, Miss MaryJan 1864

BROOKS, Mrs. Margarette A.March 6, 1859“discharged to Little Valley, Aug 18, 1871

BROWN, Mrs. Malvina E.

BULL, Ira B.1867“Discharged to St. Louis”

BULL, Miles J. & Maria C., wifeApril 1865“Miles died Sept 28, 1872”

BURLINGHAM, FrankMarch 1868

BUTLER, Nelson S.August 1, 1852

CARY, Miss GeogianaMarch 1868

CARY, Mrs. CharlesApril 1864

CLUTE, Mrs. AmandaJune 6, 1869“dismissed Dec 30 1874

COSS, AustinJune 6,1869

COSS, Charles March 1858

COSS, Frank1867

COSS, Fred B.1867

COSS, Jacob & ZillahDec 4, 1854

COSS, Miss Theodora1858

COVEL, Nathaniel P.& Elizabeth, wifeOct 1863“discharged to Allegany 187?

COWLES, Miss Mary N.1858“discharged Dec 1862”

COWLES, Mrs. Francis W.1852Discharged Dec 1862

CRANDALL, Miss HelenFeb 8, 1852“discharged to Watkins June 1866

CRANDALL, Miss HellenNov 14, 1869

CRANDALL, Mrs. VashtiNov 14, 1869“died March 9, 1873, age 74

CRANDALL, Mrs. Vasti1842Discharged to (unreadable) June1866

DeLANEY, MargaretteApril 1864

EATON, CarolineApril 1864

ELLIOTT, Mrs. CatherineOct 1863“discharged to (unreadable), Jan 1866

FILKINS, Mrs. Alice1863“discharged to Erie – March 1868”

FISK, Mrs. Elizabeth1866

FOOTE, Miss Emma or Enia1862“died in Morris?? NY, March 1869

FREEMAN, Alvina1842

FREEMAN, Miss LucindaMarch 1858

FREEMAN, Miss MaryJune 1852“discharged June 6, 1872 (or 1892)

GANO, Mrs. Miranda March, 1860“discharged April 2, 1864”

GEORGE, Thomas R & Susan, wifeApril 1864“discharged to (unreadable) Pres. Ch

GIFFORD, L. W. March 1858

GLEASON, Mrs. CarolinaApril 5, 1856

GLEASON, WealthyJuly 11, 1858“discharged March 1863 – place not readable

HALL, Mrs. Eunice1860

HALLECK, Mrs. PhoebeJune 6, 1869

HALLOCK (?), Mrs. PhebeSept 1862“discharged to LeRoy Pres Church, May 1864”

HAWLEY, Alonzo 1842 

HELLENBROOK, John & Amanda, wifeApril 1864
HIGGINS, AllenJune 3, 1866

HIGGINS, Mrs. Henrietta FrancisMarch 1868

HOMER, Mrs. S. R.Jan 1865

HOMER, Samuel ReedMarch 1868

HOWLEY, Carolina E.May 2, 1858

HOWLEY, Charles R.March 1858“discharged to Bay City, Michigan Oct 1862 (hard to read)

HOWLEY, Francis M.May 2, 1858

HUNT, Mrs. EffieAugust 1, 1852

HURLBURT, Mrs. Evelyn R.July 3, 1864“died Nov 2, 1864”

JOHNSON, JamesMarch 1858

JOHNSON, Miss LucretiaSept 6, 1856

JOHNSON, Miss SarahSept 6, 1856“died March 16, 1872”

JOHNSON, Mrs. Clarissa M.Sept 5, 1868

JOHNSON, Mrs. Mary A.March 1858

JONES, DeWitt ClintonDec 2, 1866

KEIDOUT, Charles HenryMarch 1868

KEUIHL, AnnaSept 5, 1867

KEUIHL, EllenSept 5, 1867

KNIGHT, Archibald J.May 2, 1858“killed in Railroad January (?) 1869”

KNIGHT, Miss NancyMarch 1858“discharged April 2, 1864”

KUEHL, Albert & Louise, wife1867“discharged Dec 5, 1868, Angelica

KUSHL (?), Elizabeth, wife of Gustav.1863“died March 16, 1869”

KUSHL (?), Gustavus1863“died Aug 5, 1872”

LAIDLER, William JohnMarch 1868

LATIMER, Mrs. HannahNov 14, 1869

LATIMER, William C.April, 1864

LATTIMER, Mrs. Francis ElizaMarch 1868

LYMAN, Bertha M.April 1865“Discharged to Binghamton Dec 29,.18??

MALLORY, Mrs. JuliaAugust 1, 1852Discharged April 2, 1864

MANDEVILLE, Miss Hattie March 1868

MANDEVILLE, Mrs. (wife of Wm)Dec 3, 1865“discharged to Elmira, Oct 4, 1873”

MANDEVILLE, William (?) J.Dec 3, 1865“died Nov 29, 1867

MARTIN, Miss AgnesFeb 28, 1857

McDONALD, Miss AnnMarch 1858

McINTOSH, Mrs. Sarah A.1863“died”

McMONAGLE, WILLIAMApril 5, 1856“discharged to Cuba March 1866”

MERRITT, Mrs. Emma F.June 6, 1869

MINITT (??), MorganApril, 1864

MORRIS, Mrs. Mary P.March, 1860“discharged April, 1866.Bay City”

MYRICK, Freeman & Docas, his wifeFeb 1862

NASON, Mrs. HarriettMay 2, 1858“died March 26, 1864”

NOBLES, S. J. & Maria, his wifeJune 1862“both discharged to Batavia Pres. Ch. March 1866”

OSBURN, John & Mary, his wifeSept 6, 1856

OSBURN, Miss LucyMarch 1858

PATERSON, Isabella1867“discharged to Rochester Oct 27, 1872

PATERSON, Mahala June 3, 1866“excommunicated Feb 25, 1870”

PATERSON, Mrs. Margaret 1866

PATTERSON, Miss Cynthia AdellMarch 1868

PEABODY, Mrs. Susan1842Discharged Dec 1864

PEAT (??), Frederick B.March 1868

PELTON, J. G.Feb 1862

PELTON, Mrs. Hannah1862“discharged to Cuba March 1866

PENNOYER, Mrs. LoisJune 6, 1869“died Jan 25, 1873”

PIERCE, Mrs. EllenJune 1862

PIERCE, Mrs. LauraJuly 3, 1864“Discharged to Elmira 22 April, 18??”

PIERCE, WilliamJune 1862“Discharged to Dunkirk Pres. Church March 1866

PLUMB, CharlesJune 3, 1866

RAUB, David& Margarette, his wifeJuly 11, 1858

RENWICK, Miss ElizabethApril 1864

RICE, Miss Ann Eliza1842Died March 6, 1873

RUGG, Hiram W.May 2, 1858

RUSHMORE, Mabel ClaraJuly 14, 1867

RUSHMORE, Mrs. AlmiraDec 15, 1860“died Nov 6. 1873, age 71 years, 6 months”

SCHENKEL, JohnMarch 1868

SCHENKEL, Mrs. ElizabethMarch 6, 1870

SCOVILLE, S. P. & Elizabeth, his wife March 1858“died” Elizabeth discharged to Williamsport PA Dec 186?

SCOVILLE, William OMarch 1858

SHAW, Mrs. J. S.Jan 1865

SHEPHARD, Mary Ann (wife of Peter) Dec 3, 1865

SHEPHARD, Mary Jane (dau of Peter)Dec 3, 1865“died Feb 1, 1874, age ??

SHEPHARD, PeterDec 3, 1865“excommunicated Feb 11, 1870”

SIMMONS, Mrs. LydiaMarch 3, 1855

SMITH,Mrs. Lodema A. 1842Excommunicated March 1st 1875

SMITH, Coredlia, wife of John W.1863“discharged to (not readable), NY Aug 15, 1865

SMITH, ElnoraApril 1864“Cortland”

SMITH, John w.July, 1863“discharged to Rockton Cong Ch., July 1864”

SMITH, Miss Ellen LouisaMarch 1868

SMITH, Miss Harriett NewellMarch 1868

SMITH, Miss Olive AnnMarch 1868

SMITH, Miss Susan A.1842

SMITH, Mrs. Susan F.March 6, 1859

SMITH, William1858“Excommunicated”

ST. JOHN, Frankie A.Dec 1867

ST. JOHN, Howard & Eliza, his wife1842

STANLEY, Hiram E.1858“discharged to Methodist Episcopal Church, place not readable”

STOCKING, Joseph & Jennette, wifeJuly 14, 1867“discharged to Muskegan, Michigan Jan 6, 1872”

STOWELL, Luther & Polly, wife1867

TOWNSEND, Mrs. Hannah1842Died April 6, 1870

TOWNSEND, STANLEYMarch 1868

TRUMAN, Ellen A.April 1864

TURNER, Charles JohnMarch 1868

WADE, Miss ElizabethJune 3, 1854

WADE, Miss FrancesMarch 1858“Austen, Texas.Married”

WANDS, EdithJune 3, 1866

WANDS, Isaac H. & Harriett, his wifeSept 1, 1851“died in Virginia, July 24, 1874, age 59,Harriett died in Virginia July 20, 1874, age 57”

WANDS, James B. W.1858“Amite City, Lousiana”

WATSON, EmmaJune 3, 1866

WATSON, Mrs. Malvina1842Discharged April 1864

WHITE, Mrs. MaryJune 3, 1866“Discharged to Painted Post, Jan 7, 1868”

WILKINSON, William S.March 6, 1869

ELDERS OF THE 1st PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY

MERRITT, ABRAM – 4 years from August 2 1859, expires 1863

MYRICK, F.– 4 years from August 2, 1860, expires 1864

WANDS, I. H. – 4 years from August 2, 1861, expires 1865

COSS, JACOB – 4 years from August 2, 1862, expires 1866

MERRITT, ABRAM – 4 years from July 30, 1863, expires 1867

MYRICK, FREEMAN – 4 years from July 28, 1864, expires 1868

WANDS, I. H. – 4 years from July 27, 1865, expires 1869

COSS, JACOB – 4 years from July 26 1866, expires 1870 (this is an obvious error by the record keeper – expiration date should be 1871)

ELDERS TO BE ELECTED AT THE CLOSE OF PREPARATORY LECTURE PRIOR TO THE COMMUNION ON THE FIRST SABBATH September or October in each year.Notice of election to be given from the pulpit for two Sabbaths prior to the election.

BOARD OF ELDERS CHOSEN SATURDAY, SEPT 4, 1869

COSS, JACOB – for one year

WANDS, I. H. – for one year

MYRICK, F. H. – for two years

MERRITT, A.– for two years

BUTTER, N. S. – for three years

BULL, M. – for three years

BOARD OF ELDERS CHOSEN SEPT 3, 1870.The following elders were chosen:

COSS, JACOB – for 3 years.Term expires Sept 1873

WANDS, I. H. - for 3 years.Term expires Sept 1873

BOARD OF ELDERS CHOSEN SEPT 1871.The following Elders were chosen:

MERRITT, A. - for 3 years.Term expires Sept 1874

MYRICK, F. H. - for 3 years.Term expires Sept 1874

OCTOBER 1872 – The following Elders were chosen:

BUTLER, N. S. – Elder for 3 years.Term expires Sept 1875.

LAWTON, L. F.- Elder for 3 years.Term expires Sept 1875.

YEARS 1873-1882 ELDERS CHOSEN:

COSS, JACOB – Oct 1873 to Oct 1876

BROOKS, JAMES H.- Oct 1873 to Oct 1876

MERRITT, A. – Oct 1874 to Oct 1877

MYRICK, F. H. – Oct 1874 to Oct 1877

BUTLER, N. S.– Oct 1875 to Oct 1878

LAWTON,(initials not readable) – Oct 1875 to Oct 1878

COSS, JACOB – April 1876 to April 1879

BROOKS, JAMES – April 1876 to April 1879

MERRITT, A. –Sept 1877 to Sept 1880

MYRICK, F. H. – Sept 1877 to Sept 1880

BUTLER, N. S. – Sept 1878 to Sept 1881

LAWTON, C. F. – Sept 1878 to Sept 1881

BARTLETT, C. H. – Sept 1878 to Sept 1879 – to fill vacancy caused by death of Jacob Coss

BARTLETT, C. H. – Oct 1879 to Oct 1882

BENNIE (???), H. D. – Oct 1879 to Oct 1882

COSS, C.– Jan 22, 1880 to 1882 – to fill vacancy caused by resignation of C. H. Bartlett.

BAPTISMS OF INFANTS – FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OLEAN, NY

RUGG, RUBYJune 8, 1862

HEIKLE (??), GUSTAV FREDERICK MARTIN – Jan 11, 1863

HOLLECK, EVA MAY and CARRIE BELL – July 5, 1863

ELLIOTT, SARAH MATILDA and FRANCIS MARION – Jan 10, 1864

KEUHL, THEODORA FRANK – June 16, 1864

HURLBURT, NELLIE E. – July 3, 1864

BENGEN (BENGER?), MARY – Feb 4, 1865

BUTLER, WILLIE (??), Jan 1, 1865

MANDEVILLE, JOHN DRAKE – Dec 3, 1865

BENNIE, CHARLES BRONSON – Dec 3, 1865

BUTLER, NELSON WADE – March 4, 1871

CLUTE, ARTHUR W. – March 4, 1871

CLUTE, ANNA – March 4, 1871

SCHENKEL, JOHN EDWIN – July 6, 1871

Other baptismal records too difficult to read.