Cherry Creek Baptist Church
Record Book A (1831 – 1863)
Cherry Creek, NY

Transcribed by Douglas H. Shepard and Wendy J. W. Straight, 2011

[Transcribers’ note: The first record book of the Cherry Creek Baptist Church resides with the historian and museum in the Town of Cherry Creek. The transcription follows. Appearing in brackets are our notes to the reader, along with any corrections for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization. Wherever feasible, we have left the original misspelling or grammatical error intact, and have so noted by inserting the word “sic” in brackets. For assistance with this project, we are deeply indebted to Joyce Chase, Sharon Howe, Kasia Painter, Matthew Pietro, Audrey Prosser, and Nathan Towne.

See also the name index.]


 

From February the 5[th] 1831: To September, 1832 this Branch of the Church has met 14 times according to appointment and each time thay [sic] found a good union[.] Covel Nickerson, Branch Clerk

 

September 1st 1832 Brethren Met in Covenant Meeting and found a union and took into consideration the subject of forming into a Church and thought it was Duty [.] Voted to send to the Church for a dismission with liberty to form a Church[.] Dismissed by Prayer[.]

 

Sept. 30th United into Church fellowship and Voted to send to the following Sister Churches for their fellowship [:] the 1st and 2nd Churches of Hanover[,] 2d Church of Pomfret[,] the Church of Gerry and the Church of Conawongo[.] [A]ppointed the 26th of Oct for the meeting[.] [D]ismissed By Prayer[.]

 

Oct. 26 Met in Church meeting opened by Prayer[.] Brethren of the Counsel as follows Present from the first Church of Hanover[,] from Gerry[,] from Conowango[.] Chose Br. Bennett Moderator[.] [P]roceeded to examine into our faith and practice and gave us fellowship[.] Dismissed by Prayer[.]

 

Confession of Faith Church of C[h]erry Creek

 

1st We believe in one self existent independent and Eternal God; Who is a Spirit, manifested to us by the Father[,]Sone [sic] [,] and Holy Ghost, infinite in Wisdom, powr [sic][,] Holiness[,] Justice, goodness, and truth, who made all things for the Display of his own Glory and exersiseth [sic] a righteous Gover[n]ment over all his works[.]

 

2nd We believe that god hath given a revelation of his mind and will to us in the Scriptures of the old and New Testaments, which Contains a perfect rule of our duty both to God and man and by Which we must be tried at the day of judgement[.]

 

3rd We believe that in Consequence of this apostracy [sic] of our first parents we their posterity are by Nature, in a State of unreconciliation to, and enmyty [sic] against God and under the Curse of his Holy law[.]

 

4th We believe that God so loved the world that he gave his only begoton [sic] Sone [sic] the Lord from heaven to redeam [sic] and Save lost and perishing Sinners, who took not upon him the Nature of angels; but the seed of Abraham and by his obedience and Sufferings magnified the Divine law[,] atone[d] for Sin and opened a way for the honorable exersise [sic] of Mercy to gilty [sic] and perishing Children of men[.]

 

5th We Believe that the Salvation of the Soul is of Grace by the influence of the Holy ghost and all that are Born again are keep [sic] by the power of god through faith unto Salvation[.]

 

6th We Believe that all mankind under the lite [sic] of the Gospel are Called upon to repent and believe in Jesus Christ; and that their opposition to god and the method of his Grace; being the only obstacle in the way of their performing their Duty; is so far from excusing them from blame, that it is the grate [?] thing in which their Sin Consisteth and therefore all unbelievers are without excuse and Justly Condemned[.]

 

7th We Believe that there will be a general resurrection of the dead both of the just and unjust and that all the human race Shall Stand before the Judgement seat of Christ; whome [sic] God hath ordained the Judge of quick and Dead and who will receive the righteous into life eternal; and Sentence the wicked to everlasting punishment[.]

 

Church Articles

 

1st We will receive none into this Church but such as will give a Satisfactory evidence of a work of grace in their hearts and are Baptised by emertion [sic] and none but Such have any gospel right to the Lords [sic] Supper[.]

 

2nd We will maintain the publick [sic] worship of god by assembling ourSelves together on the first day of the week; which we esteem the lords [sic] day and we hold ourselves bound to Satisfy the Church for any omission of this duty[.]

 

3rd The dore [?] of the Church is open for the improvement of the Gifts of its members; and the Church is to Judge whether thay [sic] be for edification or not; and to approve or Disapprove accordingly[.]

 

4th All cases of offence Shall be ate[n]ded to according to the rule given in the 18 Chapter of Matthew and the Church has a rite [sic] to Setle [sic] her Diffi[cu]lties also Setting apart their Officers Such as Elders and Deacons and excluding them from office in Case of offence so that Counsil [sic] is only advisory[.]

 

5th We believe that the preaching of the Gospel and administration of its ordinances to be of Jesus Christ[.] [T]herefore we agree to Support the Gospel Ministry by Contributing of our temporal Substance according to our ability, that there may be an equality and the Church Shall Determin[e] of the ability of its Members[.]

 

6th We will not sue each other in the law but we will Settle all difficulties if any Should arise by Submitting the Same to the brothers of the Church[.]

 

Church Covenant

 

We do now in the presants [sic] of almighty god and elect angels and men avouch the Lord to be our only Lord and Saviour and Give up ourSelves to his Service without any known reserve taking his holy worde [sic] for the rule of our Conduct and by assistance of Divine Grace promis [sic] to observe all the Commandments and institutions therein Contained as far as we Shal [sic] understand them: that we will attend the publick [sic] worship of god and his ordinances of the Gospel in this Church and extend a faithful watch over all its members and use our influence to promote true piety and family Religion by Submitting to the laws of Christ in the Dissepline of his house; we promis [sic] to obstane [sic] from and Watch against all Covetousness[,] Defraud[,] Idleness[,] foolish Jesting[,] revenge and evil Speaking with whatsoever is unbecoming our Christian profession living righteously and godly in this presant [sic] world Seeking the advance[e]ment of the kingdom of god in the general good[,] humbly trusting in our glorious redeemer for the pardon of all our Sins and the indwelling [?] of the holy Spirit to Sanctify and enable us to percivere [sic] in holiness to the coming of our lord and Saveour [sic] Jesus Christ[.]

To whome [sic] be the power for ever amen.

 

This is to certify that on the fifth of February in the year of our Lord, ‘1831,’ that a petition was broat [sic] before the Church of Connewango with the Names of the Brothers and Sisters living in the Town of Cherry Creek wishing to be set of [sic] off as a branch. The Church took it into Cosideration [sic] and voted their request. and Gave them liberty as a branch to transact all business relitive [sic] to the upbuilding of the Church of Christ[.] Dear Brothers and Sisters Since it is youre [sic] request to be set off from your Mother Church we pray that god May Make you faithful and Bless you[.] Connewango Feb. the 5, 1831. Done by order and in behalf of the Church[.] Oliver Draper Ch[.] Clerk

 

1st Resolve that we Consider the institution of Freemasonbry [sic] in its nature and bareing [sic] opposed to the priniciple and tenderacy [sic] of the Gospel of Jesus Christ[.]

2nd Resolve that opinion of  this Convention it is the duty of every professor of religion who is a Freemason to Dissolve all Connection with the Masonick [sic] Fraternity holding himself no longer bound by any ties of allegiance to the masonick Institutions or by its obligation laws usage or Customs. nor at liberty to Conforme [sic] to the same and that he gives Satisfactory evidence to the Church to which he Belongs that he has taken this step[.]

3rd Resolve. that in our opinion in refference [sic] to Freemasonry the Church ought to live in peace and fellowship with all their Masonick Brethren Who Comply with the above Resolution[.] Sangersfield Resolution

 

[In the following lists of members and their enrollment dates, the notes about dismission, exclusion, or death seem to have been added at a later date in a different hand.]

1831 Names of the Brothers

Ira B. Tanner

John Essex

Almerin Bly   Dis by letter 1833

Samuel E. Hodges   Died

Daniel Osborn   Died October 10th, 1845

Covel Nickerson   old Members set off from the Church of Connewango The hand of fellowship withdrawn October 24 1846

 

1831

Thomas Wilcox .. by Letter

 

1832

John Bovee..By Letter   JB Died 1833

Jerius Nash .. by Baptism

Stephen Curtice .. by Baptism    The hand of fellowship withdrawn Oct. 24, 1846

John Bly Babcock .. by Baptism  The hand of fellowship withdrawn October 24, 1846

Jared Ingals    by Baptism

Nelson Gage   Joined by letter Oct. the 3 1835

Stephen Tanner  Joined by letter Nov. 28, 1835

Samuel Walker  Joined by experience Nov the 5 1836  The hand of fellowship withdrawn Oct. 24 1846 Dismiss by letter

Asa Worden  Joined by letter Nov the 5 1836 Dismissed by letter March the 4 1837

Joseph W. Hinche  by letter June 3d 1837    Died

Charles R. Smith    by letter

 

1831 Names of the Sisters

Eunice Tanner

Carlana Nickerson   The hand of fellowship withdrawn Oct 24  1846

Prudence Bly  Dis by letter 1833

Lydia Hodges

Mary A. Hodges

Murcy Babcock  The hand of fellowship withdrawn Oct 24  1846

Betsy Matson .. old Members Set off from the Church of Connewango

 

1832

Lucy Curtice .. by Baptism    Died May 9th 1862

Huldah Wilcox ..   by Letter

1832 [?]

Anna Allen .. by Baptism.  Dis by letter 1833

Content Nash .. By Baptism

Amy Bovee .. By Baptism  Dis by letter 1833

Abigail Ingals  By Baptism

Clarissa Addams  by Baptism  Ad 1834 Dismissed May 17th 1857

Phebe Osborn  by letter April the 8 1835 Died July 14 1844

Abiah Walker  Join[e]d by letter Nov the 5 1836  The hand of fellowship withdrawn Oct 24 1846

Mary Worden  Joined by letter Nov 5-8 1846  Dismiss by letter Mar [?} 1837

Anna Crowel  Joined by letter Oct the 1 1836

Sarah Walker  Joined by Letter March 4 1837 The hand of fellowship withdrawn Oct 24 1846

Margaret Bullock  by letter May 28th 1837  Dismist by Letter July 11, 1846

Eliza Goodrich – by letter June 3d 1837

Juliann Morian – by letter June 3d 1837

Deborah Hinch – by letter June 4d 1837

 

Names of the Brethren [continued]

Charles Smith Feb the 4, 1837  by letter

William D. Call  Joined by letter August 18 1838  Dismissed by letter Apr 1841

Ziba [?] Balcom Joined by letter August the 19 1838

Ratia [?] Balcom Joined by letter August the 19 1838

Chester Hildum  January the 18 1839   Dimissed Feb 11th 1860

 

Fitch Hyatt Joined April 1839   Letter Jany 11th 1851

Reuben Bullock  1838  Dismist [sic] by letter July 11  1846

William Barmore [?] by leter [sic] Jan 18 1840  Dismist [sic] by Letter September 9 1843

Anthony  Morean by baptism  May  the 9, 1841 Excluded Sept 27 1851

Andrew Arnold  by letter August 7th 1841  Dismist [sic] by letter July 11 1846

Joseph L. Price  by bapptism [sic] Sept the 12 1841   Died

Benjamine Worden by by [sic] baptism Sept 12 1841

Laurence Price by baptism Sept the 12 1841 Excluded Aug 21 st 1852

Levi Field by baptism Nov the 14 1841

Alfred Willcox by baptism May the 8 1842 Dismissed by letter June 7th 1851

Harlo Willcox by baptism May the 8 1842 Excluded August 21st 1852

Silas Adams by baptism May the 22 1842 Dismissed Mary 17th 1857

John B. Babcock by baptism June the 12 1842 Dismist by letter August 12 1843

Arzey Stone by letter June the 11 1842 Arza [?] Stone died Nov the 8th 1847

Joseph Cady by baptism July the 10 1842   Dismissed by letter Jany 13th 1849

Daniel Willcox by baptism August the 14 1842

Hirum W. Hildum by baptism Sept.  The 11 .. 1842  Excluded Jan 3d 1852

Edmond Ingalls by baptism Oct the 8 1842 Excluded Jan 3d 1852

Demus Stone by letter Jany the 7 1843 Dismissed by letter May 7 1859

Ziba Bolcom restored by confession March the 15 1843 Dismissed by letter Sept 7 1844

Firman Mount by baptism May 21 1843 Dismissed March 11th 1857

 

Continued Over

 

Names of the Sisters

Elizabeth Hinche – by letter June 3d 1837

Deborah W. Hinche – by letter June 3d 1837

Emily Rasey  – by letter June 3d 1837

Mary Ann Rasey – by baptism June 11th 1837

Took letter [It is unclear whether this refers to Mary Ann Rasey or Amanda Smith.]

Amanda Smith, by letter Feb the 4 1837

Sarah Call, Joined by letter August the 18 – 1838 dismissed by letter Apr 1841

Almira Balcam, Joined by letter August 19 1838 Dismist by letter Sept 7 1844

Mary Balcom Joined by letter August the 19 1838

Took a letter [It is unclear whether this refers to Mary Balcom or Sophia Johnson.]

Sophia Johnson – by letter Decr. 1838

Orselia [?] Babcock – by letter Decr. 1838  The hand of fellowship withdrawn Oct. 24, 1846

Foamy Eells [?] – by letter 1839  died March 8th 1853

Electa Hyatt – by letter Feb. 1839  letter Jany 11th 1851

Eliza Hildum .. Baptism April the 21 – 1839

Nancy Brown – Baptism April the 21 1839 – Dismssed by letter Sept 10th 1853

Nancy Bullock – Baptism April the 21 1839

Maryann Bullock – Baptism April the 21, 1839—Dismissed Dec 9th 1854

Arvilla Farmer(?) – By leter [sic] January 18 1840 – Desmist [sic] by Letter September 9 1843

Hariett Horden – By letter June 20 1840 – letter 1852

Permelia Price – by Baptism May the 9 1841 – Desmist [sic] by Letter February 13 1847

Rebecca Arnold – by letter August 7th 1841 – Desmist [sic] by Letter July 11 1849

Laura Field – by letter Sept the 11 1841

Permelia Price – by baptism Sept the 12 1840

Jane Willcox – by baptism Sept the 12 1841

Sibel Gordineer – by baptism Nov 14 1841 – took a letter July 8 1843

Emeline Tanner – by baptism Nov 14 1841

Betcy Hitchcock – by letter Jany the 8(?) 1842

 

March the 17, 1839

Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment [sic] [,] found a good union[,] opened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder James Bennet serve [sic] as Moderator[.]

 

April the 14 1839

Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[,] found a good union[,] opened and close by Prayer, Eld James Bennett serve [sic] as Mod[.]

 

Lucy Ann Locee – by letter Feb the 11. 1842 – Dismissed by leter [sic] December 13 1846

Margaret Curtice – by baptism May the 8 1842 – Dismissed by letter

Harriet Racey – by baptism May the 22 1842

Sally Ingalls – by baptism May the 22 1842 – Dismissed March 1st 1857

Joanna Racey – by baptism June the 5 1842

Hannah Field – by letter June the 11 1842 – Dismissed by letter

Amy Ann Babcock – by baptism June t he 12 1842 – Dismissed Aug. 21st 1852

Polly Ann Nash – by baptism June the 12 1842 Dismist by letter Mar [?] 1847

Nancy Adams – by baptism June the 12 1842 – Dismissed May 17th 1857

Sophia Stone – by letter July  the 10 1842 – died July 31st 1862

Faytha K. Cady – by baptism July the 10 1842 [Faith R. Cady] Dismissed by letter Jany 13th 1849

Sarah Putman [?] – by letter Aug the 13 1842

Died Jany 1849

Polly Willcox – by baptism August the 14 1842

Sally Nickerson – by letter Jany the 7 1843 – not reported

Alice Stone – by letter Jany the 7 1843

Mary Balcome – by baptism May the 14 1843   Dismissed by letter Sept 7 1844

Betsy Tanner – by baptism May the 14 1843  -- Dismissed

Rebecca Robbins – by baptism May the 21 1843 – Dismist [sic] by letter Feb 16 1845

Lucretia M. Bullock – by baptism May the 21 1843 – dismist [sic] by letter July 11 1846

Harriet Chattuck – by baptism May the 21 1843 – Dismist [sic] by letter October [?] 12 1844

Mary Worden – by letter June 8 1844 – Dismist [sic] by letter December [?] 10 1845

Abigail Strang – by letter November 9 1844 – Dismissed by letter

Myraette A. Strang – by letter November 9 1844 – Dismissed June 23d 1855

Priscilla Strang – By Letter April 11 1845 – Died June 9th 18[?]

 

The Church received brother Fitch Hyatts [sic] letter by vote on this 13 day of May 1843

Ebnezer Knapp – by letter July 13 1844 – Dismissed Aug 4th 1856

Bliss Willoughby – by letter July 14 1844 – died 1858

Deacon Clemant Strang – by letter November 9th 1844 – Dismissed by letter Feb. 1852

Eliza Angus – by letter August 12 1845 Dismissed by letter Sept 26 1852

Lucy B P Dickinson – by letter Sept 14 1845

Jesse Howard – by letter January 11 1846 – Dismissed Sept 6th 1857

Esther Howard – by Letter January 11 1846 – Dismissed Sept 6th 1857

C. B.  Crumb – by letter December 12 1846 – Dismissed March 25 1849

Sarah [?] L.[?] Crumb – by letter December 12 1846 – Dismissed March 25 1849

B. C. Willoughby – by letter June the 11th 1848

Joanne M. Willoughby – by letter June the 11 1848

J. D. Wheeler – by letter Jany 13th 1849

Celestra [?] Wilcox – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849

Willard Hyatt – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849 – letter Jany 11th 1851

Willis Hyatt – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849 – letter Jany 11th 1851

Susan Hyatt – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849 – letter Jany 11th 1851

Susan Berry – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849

Albert Willoughby – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849 – dismissed Oct 2d 1854

Christiana Hyatt – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849 – letter Jany 11th 1851

Clarisa Hildum – by Baptism Jany 14th 1849

Cebelia Goodrich – by Baptism Jany 21 1849 – Excluded Jan 8th 1852

Andrew Arnold – by Baptism Jany 21 1849

Hannah Stone – by Baptism Feby 11th 1849

Sarah Price – by Baptism Feb 11th 1849 Dismissed July 23 1854

David Price – By Baptism Feb 18th 1849 – Excluded Aug 21st 1852 [?]

Lucinda Price – by Baptism Feby 18th  1849 Dismissed by letter

Wm Bullock – by Baptism March 11th 1849

Almina Bullock – by Baptism March 11th 1849

Mary Bullock – by Baptism March 11th 1849

Stephen Bullock – by Baptism Apr 8th 1849 – Died

Peter Bullock – by Baptism Apr 8th 1849

John Essex – by Letter June 9 1847 [?]

 

Artimus Chapin – by letter July 7 1849 – Died Aug 20th 1849

Reletiah [?] Racy [?] – by Baptism Aug 12th 1849 – Died May 7th 1854

Wilbur Burdick – by Baptism Aug 12th 1849    

Excluded Mar 10 [?] 1860 [It is unclear whether this refers to Wilbur Burdick or Phoebe Ells or someone else.]

Phoebe Ells – by Baptism Aug 12 1849

Permelia [?] Price – by Letter March 10 [?] 1849

Elizabeth Burdick – by Baptism Apr 8th 1849

Loren Sweetland –-- by letter Sept 8 1849       not reported

Sally A. Sweetland --  by letter Sept 8 1849    not reported

George Dunning – by Baptism Sept 9 1849

Malinda MCullan – by Baptism Oct 13 1849

John B. Babcock – Letter – restored Nov 10 th 1849

Malvina Hinche – by Baptism Feby 10th 1850

Aaron Eells – by Baptism Mch 10 1850 – letter Dec 9th 1854 [?]

Wm. S. Bullock – by Baptism Mch 10 1850

Phoebe Maria Kent – by Baptism Mch 31st 1850

Smith Wm Hyatt – by Baptism April 21st 1850 – letter Jany 11 1851

Azaniel [?] Fairchild – April 21st 1850 – Dismissed May 17th 1857

Chauncey Knapp – April 21st 1850 – not reported

Clarissa Tanner – April 21st 1850 – letter Jany 11 1851

Sally Eels – by Baptism May 12th 1850 – letter May 8th 1858 [?]

Lucy Ann Fairchild – by letter May 11th 1850

Stephen Benedict – by letter July 13th 1850 – not reported

Caleb B. Crumb – by letter Aug 9th 1851 – Dismissed June 1852

Sarah J. Crumb – by letter Aug 9th 1851 – Dismissed June 1852

John W. Crumb – by letter Jan. 10th 1852 – Died May 12th 1855

Amy Crumb – by letter Jan. 10th 1852 – Died December 18th 1853

Levi Crumb – by letter Jan. 10th 1852

Emily Curtis – By Baptism 1852

Elder Hosea Fuller – by letter Feb 7th 1852   Dismissed by letter Dec 9

Anna Fuller – by letter Feb 7th 1852

______ Main Jan. 8th 1853

John Durfee – by letter Oct 8th 1853 – Dismissed Apr. 24th 1858

Bogardus Blaisdell – by Experience May 13th 1854 Dismissed Sept 19th 1857

Catherine S. Blaisdell – [ditto]

Jane Mount – by Baptism June 11th 1854 – [possibly] dismissed Sept. 19th 1857

Caroline Gardner – by Baptism June 11th 1854

Eliza Winne [?] – [ditto] June 24th 1855 – Dismissed June 24th 1855

 

Archibald F. Robbins – by letter June 24, 1855

Rebecca Robbins – by letter June 24, 1855

Sarah Denison – by letter August 11th 1855

Harriet B. Mount – by [ditto] Sept 8th 1855 letter March 9th 1856

Reuben Gage – by [ditto] Feb. 9th 1856

John B. Babcock – By letter July 12th 1856 – Died March 26th 1858

Mercy Babcock – By letter July 12th 1856 – Died Nov. 20th 1857

Eld. J. C. Allison – By letter Aug. 1856 – Dismissed April 24th 1858

Esther W. Allison – By letter Aug. 1856 – Dismissed April 24th 1858

Aaron Eels – By letter Aug. 23d 1857

Mary Ann Eells – By letter Aug. 23d 1857

Hartwell [?] M. Briggs – by Baptism April 4th 1858

Emma Stone – by Baptism April 4th 1858 – dismissed by letter July 19 1862

Permelia Goodrich – by Baptism April 4th 1858 – excluded D? 10th 1859

Almina McCullen – by Baptism April 4th 1858

James Bullock – by Baptism April 4th 1858 – letter of communication Aug 19 1860 – excluded Nov 14th 1860

Revillo N. Tanner – by Baptism April 25th 1858

Ensign Northrup – by Baptism April 25th 1858

Jane Tanner – by Baptism April 25th 1858

Martha Morian – by Baptism April 25th 1858

Thomas Morian – by Baptism April 25th 1858 – Travelling [sic] letter June 21st 1862

Harry Hamilton – by Baptism May 9th 1858  -- Excluded Sep 11th 1858

Thos Holdridge – by letter May 9th 1858 – Died April 27th 1861

Barzilla Richardson – by letter May 9th 1858 – Died Oct 22 1859

Susan Richardson – by letter May 9th 1858

Delia Richardson – by letter May 9th 1858

Lovilla Richardson – by letter May 9th 1858 – Died April 29th [?] 1862

Newell Richardson – by letter May 9th 1858

Sarah Price – by letter May 9th 1858

Margaret Bullock – by letter Aug. 8th 1858

 

Furman Mount – by letter Sep 11th 1858

Sally Mount – by letter Sep 11th 1858

Milo Boutell [Boutwell] – by letter Sep 12th 1858

Viola Boutell [Boutwell] – by letter Sep 12th 1858  Died June 22d 1861

John Safford – by letter Nov 13th 1858

Jane Safford – by letter Nov 13 1858

Norman Thomas – by letter Dec 11th 1858

Menobah Thomas – by letter Dec 11th 1858

G. C. Allison – by letter April 9/59 – Dismissed Aug 11 th 1860

Esther W. Allison – by letter April 9/59 – Dismist August 11th 1860

Catherin[e] Slaton – by letter August 13th 1859

Maretta Richardson – by Baptism (?) 14th 1860

Malvina Van Wormer – by Baptism Nov 4 1860

Mary Beebe – by letter Jany 12 1861

D. H. Horton – by letter July 13th 1861

Abigail Horton – by letter July 13th 1861

69 reported to Association

Hezekiah  Mount – by Letter Sept 13th 1862

Orselia Mount – by Letter Sept 13 1862

Elizabeth Mount – by Letter Sept 13 1862

Maria Walker – by Letter Sept 13 1862

Willis Hyatt – by Letter Feby 7th 1863

Fitch Hyatt – by Letter Apr 11 1863

Electa Hyatt – by Letter Apr 11 1863

Belinda(?) Anna(?) Horton – by Letter May 9 1863

Christiana E. Adams --  May 9 1869

 

A Record of the Covenant Meetings of the first Baptist Church in Cherry Creek

 

October 27th 1832. Church met according to appointment, and found a good union. Voted that Elder J. Bennet serve as Moderator. Brother and sister Ingals offered themselves to the church, and after hearing their christian experience, voted to receive them after baptism. Closed by prayer.

 

Nov 24th – Church met according to appointment, opened by prayer. Voted that Brother C. Nicholson be Moderator. [A]fter renewing their covenant found a good union. [C]losed by prayer.

 

December 22d – Brethren and sisters met according to appointment. Opened by prayer. After renewing their covenant found a good union – Closed by prayer. – Covel Nickerson Chh Clerk

 

January 19th 1833 Church met according to appointment at the house of brother J B Babcock. Opened by prayer Made choice of Brother Ira B. Tanner for Moderator. The Brothers and Sisters renued [sic] their Covenant and found a good union and voted that Jerius Nash should serve the Church as Deacon and Brother Covel Nickerson Chh, Clerk. Closed by prayer.

 

February the 23d Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment opened by prayer after renuing [sic] their Covenant found a good union. Closed by prayer. Deacon Nash morator [moderator].

 

March 16[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to to [sic] appointment opened by prayer after Renuing their Covenant found a good union Closed by prayer Eld Bennett [Moderator]

 

April the 10. Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment [O]pened by prayer[.] [A]fter renuing [their] Covenant found a good union Closed by prayer. Brother Jerius Nash serve[sic] as [Moderator]

 

May the 4. Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment opened by prayer after [renewing] their Covenant found a good union Closed by prayer Elder Bennet serve[sic] as Morator [Moderator.]

 

June the 9. Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [O]ppen [sic] by prayer[.] [A]fter Renuing their covenant found a good union[.] Elder Bennett Serve [sic] as [Moderator.] [V]oted to give Sister Amy Allen a letter of recommend[ation].

 

July the fifteenth. Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment open by prayer after renewing their Covenant found a good union[.] Close[d] by prayer[.] Elder Bennet Serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

August the Seventeenth[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment open by prayer[.] [A]fter renuing [sic] thare [sic] Covenant found a good union[.] Close[d] by prayer[.] Elder Bennet Serve[d] as [Moderator.]

 

Sept the 14[.] Brother[s] and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [Opened] by prayer[.] [A]fter renuing [sic] their Covenant found a good union[.] Br J[.] Ingals Serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

Oct the 19[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [O]pen[ed] by prayer[.] [A]fter renewing thare [sic] Covenant found a good union[.] Close[d] by prayer[.] Br Jarius Nash Serve[d] as [Moderator.] Voted that Br Bly a leter [sic]

 

Nov the 16[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] Open[ed] by Prayer[.] After renewing thare [sic] Covenant found a good union[.] Close[d] by Prayer[.] Elder Bennet [Served] as Moderator[.]

 

Dec the 18th[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to [appointment.] [A]fter renewing there [sic] [Covenant] found a good union[.] Opened by prayer and Closed by prayer[.] Eld Bennet Serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

January the 19th 1834[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [O]pened by prayer[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Elder Bennet Serve[d] as Moderator[.] Close by prayer[.]

 

Feb the 16th[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [O]pened by prayer[.] After renewing their Covenant found a good union[.] Bro Jerius Nash Serve[d] as Moderator[.] Close by prayer[.]

 

March the 15th [.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] Opened by prayer[.] [R]enued [sic] their Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Closed by prayer[.] Elder Bennet Serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

April the 19th[.] Brothers and Sister[s] Met according to appointment[.] [O]pened by prayer[.] [R]enued [sic] their Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Close[d] by prayer[.] Sister Adams opened h[e]rself to the Church[.] The Church [heard] her Christian experience and agree[d] to receive her after Baptism[.]

 

May the 18[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [O]pened by prayer[.] [R]enewed their Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

June 14th[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [R]enewed their Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.]

 

July the Saturday before the Saturday before the 3 Saboth [sic] the Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [A]fter renuing [sic] their Covenant found a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Eld Bennet serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

August Saturday before the 3 Sunday Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [A]fter renewing their Covenant found a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Eld Bennet serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

Sept Saturday Before the 3 Sabbath Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] After renewing their Covenant found a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Br Jer Nash Serve[d] as moderator[.]

 

Oct Saturday Before the 3 Sab[b]ath Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [A]fter renewing their Covenant found a good union[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer[.] A request was presented from the Church of Villinovy[?] to the Church of C[h]erry Creek to Send Dellegates [sic] for to sit on a Council for the purpus [sic] of ordaining Br[.] Frink[.] The Church voted to Send Jerius Nash[,] John Essex[,] Covel Nickerson to meet with the Council[.] Br John Essex Moderator[.]

 

Nov Saturday the 15[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

December Saturday the 20[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Covel Nickerson Chh Clerk

 

January Saturday the 17 1835[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appoint[ment][.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

February the 21[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

March Saturday the 21[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[.] by prayer[.]

 

April the 18[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Sister Phebe Osborn offered h[e]rself to the C[h]urch by letter[.] The Church voted to receive hir [sic] as a member[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

May the 16[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

June the 13[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

July the 11[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Brother Taner [sic] Serve[d] as Moderator[.] [O]pen and Closed by prayer[.]

 

August the 8[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Eld Gage Serve[d] as moderator[.] [O]pend [sic] and Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

Sept the 5[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] Found a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

Oct the 3[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Eld[.] Nelson Gage presented a letter and wishing to join the Church[.] The Church voted to receive him[.] Bro[.] Dio Nash Serve[d] as Moderator[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

Oct the 31[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Elder [G]age Serve[d] as Moderator[.] [O]pen and Close by prayer[.]

 

Nov the 28[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [Elder] [G]age Serve[d] as Moderator[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Brother Stephen Tanner presented a letter wishing to joine [sic] the Church[.] The Church voted to reseave [sic] him[.]

 

Dec the 26 [.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Covel Nickerson Ch Clerk[.]

 

Jan the 23 1836[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

Feb the 20[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

March the 19[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

April the 2[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder Bennet serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

April the 30[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [A]fter renewing their Covenant found a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder Bennet Serve[d] as Moderator.

 

June  the 4[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

July the 2[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] C[.] N[.] Ch Clerk[.]

 

August the 6[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

Sept the 3[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] C[.] N[.] Ch Clerk[.]

 

Oct  the 1[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened by prayer[.] Sister Anna Crowel offered h[e]r self to the Church by letter[.] [T]he Church voted to receive hir [sic] [.] Closed by prayer[.] C[.] N[.] Clerk

 

Nov the 5[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [R]enewed Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Brother Asa Worden and Sister Mary Worden offered them selves to the Church by letter[.] [T]he Church voted to receive them[.]

 

Nov the 6[.] [V]oted to receive Brother [?] Walker, exp[?] Samuel Walker and Sister Abiah Walker by letter[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder James[?] Bennet serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

Dec the 3[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[ed] and Close[d] by prayer[.] Eld[.] Bennet serve[d] as moderator[.] C[.] N[.] Clerk

 

January the 1, 1837[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] Bennett serve[d] [as] Mod[erator][.] Covel Nickerson Clerk

 

February the 4[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Brother [?] [serve] Mod[erator][.]

 

March the 4[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Sister Sarah Walker offered herself to the Church By letter[.]Found a good union[.] The Church voted to receive her[.] Opened and Closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] Bennet Serve[d] as Moderator[.] C[.] N[.] Clerk

 

April the 11[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] C[.] N[.] Clerk

 

May the 6[.] Brothers a[nd] Sisters met according to appointment[.] [R]enewed Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Br Jer Ingalls Serve[d] as Moderator[.] C[.] N[.] Clerk

 

June the 3[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed By prayer[.]

 

July the 1[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment [sic][.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder James Benet serve[d] as [Moderator]. C[.] N[.] Clerk[.]

 

August the 5[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder Benett Serve[d] as [Moderator][.] C[.] N[.] Clerk

 

Sept the 2[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] Found a good union[.] Church voted Dea. Jarius Nash and Covel Nickerson to represent the Church at the asso[c]iation at Forrisvill [sic] Hanover[.] James Bennet Serve[d] as Mod[erator][.] C[.] N[.] Clerk

 

Saturday Sept the 30[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] James Bennett serve[d] as Mod[erator][.] C[.] N[.] Chh Clerk

 

Saturday Oct the 4[.] Brothers and Sisters met accordin[g] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union after renewing Covenant[.] Br. J. Engales Serve[d] as Mod[erator][.] C[.] Nickerson Clerk

 

Saturday Nov the 4[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder Bennett Serve[d] as Moderator C[.] N[.] Chh Clerk

 

Saturday Dec the 16[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appoint[ment]. [A]fter renewing Covenant found a good union[.] Eld James Bennett Mod[erator].

 

Saturday January the 20 1838[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

Saturday Feb the 17[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Covel Nickerson Chh[.] Clerk

 

Saturday March the 18[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [R]enew[ed] Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[ed] and Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

Saturday April the 15[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[ed] and Close[d] by prayer[.] Eld[.] James Bennett serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

Saturday May the 18th[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Eld[.] James Bennett Serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

Saturday June the 16[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] James Bennett serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

Saturday July the 14[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Eld[.] James Bennett Serve[d] as Moderator[.]

 

Saturday August the 18[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment [sic] [.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

Saturday Sept the 15[.] Brothers and Sisters Met according to appointment[.] [R]enewed Covenant and found a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

Oct the 20[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to apointment [sic][.] Found a good union[.] [O]ppen [sic] and Closed by prayer[.]

 

Saturday Nov the 17[.] Brothers Met[.] [O]nly two[.] [N]o more on account of a storm[.]

 

Saturday Dec the 15[.] Brothers and Sisters met according [sic] [.] [R]enewed Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Orselia Babcock, Sophia Johnson presented let[t]ers[.] The Church voted to reseave [sic] them[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

January the 20 1839[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Close[d] by prayer[.] Eld[.] James Bennett Mod[erator][.]

 

Feb the 17 – 1839[.] Brothers and Sisters met acoding [sic] [to] appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen and closed by prayer[.]

 

March the 17 – 1839[.] Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to apointment [sic][.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[e]d and Close[d] by prayer[.]

 

April the 14 1839[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[ed] and close[d] by prayer[.] Eld[.] James Bennett [Moderator].

 

[Transcriber’s note: the section of the records which should have contained the minutes for the covenant meetings of May, June, July, and August of 1839 is blank.]

 

Sept. 1839[.] Brethren and Sisters met according to appointment at the House of Brother J. B. Babcock. Voted Elder J. Bennet Morderator [sic][.] After renewing Covenant found a comfortable Union[.] Brother C. Nickerson wished to be excused from serving as Clerk[.] Church voted that Brother J. B. Babcock serve them. Opened and [C]losed by prayer[.]

 

Oct. 1839[.] Brethren and sisters met according to appointment at the school house at the corners. Opened by Prayr [sic]. Voted Elder J. Bennet Morderator [sic]. Found a good degree of Union. Closed by Prayer.

 

Nov. 1839[.] Brethren and Sisters met according to appointment at the house of Mr. Alfred Goodrich. Opened by Pray[e]r[.] Voted Elder J. Bennet Morderator [sic].After renewing covenant found a good Union. Voted that Brother J. B. Babcock Serve the Church as Deacon with Brother Nash. Voted that Brother Fitch Hyatt serve as Clerk. Closed by Pray[e]r.

 

December 14th, 1839[.] Brethren and Sisters met according to appointment at Brother Fitch Hyatts. Opened by Prayr [sic]. Brother Nash Morderator [sic][.] After renewing covenant found a comfortable union. Closed by Prayer.

 

1840 January. Met according to a previous arrangement at the School House near center [?]. Brother J. B. Babcock Morderator [sic]. Opened and closed meeting by prayer[.] Found a good Union.

 

Saturday February 15th – 1840[.] Met agreeable to appoint[t]ment at the Goodriches[.] [V]oted the Church form A [?] regular Bapt[.] sosiaty [sic] [.] [F]ound a good union[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by Prayer.

 

March 14[.] Brothers and sisters Met at the Schoolhous [sic] the usual plase [sic] of Meeting[.] Renewed Cov[e]nant[.] [F]ound a good union, by request of Brother [?] Nash Consulted the necesity [sic] of appointing another deacon[.] [A]ppointed a meeting for that purpose to Be held at Brother F. Hyatts the 19 inst[.] Closed by prayer[.]

 

Brethren met agreeable to appointment[.] Made chois [sic] of Brother Fitch Hyatt to serve [as] a deacon[.] Brother Akerly serve[d] as Moderator[.] Opened and closed by Prayer[.]

 

Met agreeable to appointment April 18th at the school Hous[e][.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by Prayer[.] [V]oted B[r]other C. Nickerson[,] Brother C. Smith[,] and Brother Bullock visit Brother Samuel E. Hodges[,] sister[s] Lydia and Mary Hodges to inquire why they did not travel with the Church[.]

 

1840

Saturday May the 16[.] Brothers and sisters Met at the school hous[e][.] [F]ound a good union[.] Brother C. Nickerson[,] C. Smith[,] and Brother Bullock Reported Brother Hodges and sisters satisfied them and the Church voted satisfied[.]

 

June the 20[.] Brothers and sisters agreeable to appoint[t]ment[.] Renewed Covanent [sic] [.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

July the 18[.] Agreeable to appointment[.] Brothers and sisters met at the School hous[e][.] Renewed covanent [sic][.] [F]ound A good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and Closed by prayer[.]

 

August the 15[.] Brothers and sisters met[.] Renewed Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] opend [sic] and Closed by Prayer[.]

 

September the 19[.] Brothers and Sisters met at the yousal [sic] place[.] Renewed Covanent [sic] [F]ound a good union[.] Closed by prair [sic][.]

 

October the 17[.] Brothers and sisters met at the Schoolhous[e] Near Brother Tanners[.] Renewed covanent [sic][.] [G]ained speratual streant [sic] [.] Prayer by Elder Bennett[.]

 

Saturday November the 14[.] Met Agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer[.]

 

December the 18[.] Brothers and sisters met at Brother F. Hyatts[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend[sic] and closed by prayer[.] Voted to receive a complaint presented by L. Sely against Brother Ballcom[.]

 

1841

January 10th[.] Brothers and Sisters met at Brother Hyatts hous [sic][.] [A] full meeting and a refreshing Season from the same [?][.] Renewed Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and Closed by Prayer[.] Voted to hold a Church Meeting the 21 inst one oclock pm at Brother Ingals house[.]

 

Church met agreeable [to] appointment[.] [M]eeting called to order, appointed Brother [?] Moderator[.] Meeting opened by Prayer[.] A complaint brought against Brother Ziba Bolcom by Brother F. Hyatt for un [sic] Christian like conduct[.] Church examined the the [sic] Complaint[.] Found Brother B[a]lcom g[u]ilty[.] Put him under admonition[.] Voted the matter be adjourned until the next Covanent [sic] Meeting[.]

 

Saturday February the 20 1841[.] Meeting held agreeable to previous appointment[.] Renewed Covanent[.] [H]ad a joyous season[.] [T]ook up the matter of Brother Balcoms case and adjourned it untill [sic] the next covanent [sic] meeting[.]

 

Certificate of the organization of the Baptist Society of Cherry Creek

Clerk’s Office

Chautauqua County

Recorded July 8, 1841, at 12 o’clock. M. in Liber 1 of Records of Religious Societies at page 21. John G. Hinckley Clerk.

 

We the Undersigned Deacons of the Regular Baptist Church of Cherry Creek in the County of Chautauque Do certify that, after a Notice according to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided, for the purpose of forming Religious Societies; a Meeting was held at the School house in Cherry Creek, the usual place of worship for said church for the purpose of forming a new Society, electing trustees for the same and giving the society a name, And we do further certify that we were appointment to preside at said election which was held on the twelfth day of June 1841[,] And that Jared Ingals, Ira B. Tanner, John B. Babcock, Fitch Hyatt, William Bullock, Anthony Morian, Charles R. Smith were chosen trustees, and by the name of The Trustees of the Cherry Creek Regular Baptist Society, by which name the said trustees are hereby to be known. Given under our hands and seals this twelfth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty one[.]

John B. Babcock

Fitch Hyatt

 

Chaut. Co. [?] On this 8th day of July 1841 personally came before me the subscriber a judge of the county courts, in & for said county John B. Babcock & Fitch Hyatt, both to me known to be the same persons described in & who executed the foregoing certificate, I severally [?] acknowledge the execution thereof for the uses therefore expressed.

T.A. Osborne

Certificate of the Organization of Baptist Society of Cherry Creek[.] Clerks Office Chautauque County Recorded July 8, 1841. At 12. O.clock M. [sic] in Liber 1 of Record of Religious Societies at page 21. Fees paid[.]

John G. Hinckley Clerk

 

Saturday March [?] 1841[.] Brothers and Sisters met agreeable to appoint[t]ment[.] [R]enewed Covanent [sic][.] Had a refreshing season from the Lord and a large Congregation. [T]ook up the matter of Brother Balcom[.] Voted to ajourn [sic] untill [sic] the next covanent [sic] meeting[.] [O]pened and Closed by Prayer[.]

 

April the 10 1841

Brothers and sisters met agreeable to appoint[t]ment[.] [H]ad a good season[.] [R]enewed covanent [sic][.] [A]ppointed a church meeting to be held on the 1 of May inst 1 Oclock pm[.] [O]pened and Closed by Prayer[.]

 

Voted Brother and Sister Call[?] have letters of dismission April 25 1841[.]

 

Church met agreeable to appointment[.] Called Brother Ingals to the Chair[.] Voted the Church Meet on the twelvth [sic] of June at 6 Oclock pm for the purpus [sic] of forming a relig[i]ous so[c]iety[.] [T]he business of Brother Ziba Balcom was 1st [?] taken up and carefully examined[.] [F]ound guilty[.] [D]id not satisfy the Church[.] [T]herefore the hand of fellowship was with drawn [sic] [.] Meeting opened and Closed By prayer[.]

 

Voted Brother Chester Hildum Serve the Church as Clerk[.]

 

May the 8[.] Brothers and sisters met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]ppend [sic] and closed by prayer[.]

 

June the 12[.] Brothers and sisters met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend and closed by prayer[.]

 

July 10[.] Brothers and sisters met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[e]d and closed by prayer[.] Elder J. Bennet Served as moderator[.] [T]ook a vote of the Church to have further [discussion?] with with [sic] brother Ingles in Father Osberns case[.]

 

August the 7[.] The Church met agreeable to appointment[.] Elder B[.] C[.] Willoughby moderat[o]r[.] Jairus Nash Served as Clerk[.] [V]oted that these brethren Serve as delegates to the association[,] viz[.] Anthony Moreann[,] John B. Babcock[,] Ira B. Tanner[,] Covel Nickerson[,] Fitch Hyatt[,] Charles R. Smith[,] Jared Ingalls[,] Chester Hildum[,] Jairus Nash & Reubin Bullock[,] that Jared Ingalls[,] be the trustees to help Compose the the [sic] building committee[.]

 

Sept the 11[.] The church met agreeable to appointment[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer[.] [F]ound a good union[.]

 

Oct the 9[.] Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[e]d and Closed by prayer[.] [A]t a meeting voted that brother and sister Smith have a letter of recommendation[.]

 

Nov the 13 [1841] [.] The Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[e]d and closed by prayer[.]

 

[T]hree Candidates presented them selves [sic] wishing to become members of the church[.] [A]fter hearing their Christian experience the church voted to receive them after baptism[.] Elder B[.] C[.] Willoby moderator[.]

 

Dec the 11[.] The church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[e]d and closed by prayer[.] Elder B[.] C[.] Willowby moderator

 

Jany the 8 1842[.] The Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] Elder B[.]C[.] Willowby moderator[.]

 

February the 11[.] The Church met agr[e]eable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [H]ad a good Season[.] [R]eceived one member by letter[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.] E[lder] B. C. Willowby moderator[.]

 

March the 12[.] The Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [H]ad a very good season[.] [F]ound a comfortable union[.] Elder B[.]C[.] Willoby Served as moderator[.] [O]pened and Closed by prayer[.]

 

April the 9[.] The church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a general union[.] Elder B[.]C[.] Willoby Served as moderator[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer[.]

 

May the 7[.] The Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [T]hree candidat[e]s [sic] come [sic] forward to unite with the church[.] [A]fter hearing their Christian experience the church voted to receive them after baptism[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer[.] Elder B[.]C[.] Willoby Moderator[.]

 

The church met in conferance [sic] May 21[.] [T]hree candidates presented themselves wishing to become members with us[.] After hear[ing] their Christian experience [sic] the Church voted to receive them by baptism[.] E[lder] B.C. Willoby Moderator[.]

 

June the 11[.] The church met agreeable to appointment[.] Had a good Season[.] [F]our candidates Came forward wishing to become members with us[.] [A]fter hearing their Christian experience the church voted to receive them by baptism[.] Opened and closed by prayer[.] E[lder] B.C. Willoby Moderator[.]

 

July the 7[.] The church met agreeable to appointment[.] [A]ppeared to bee [sic] a good union[.] [T]wo candidates presented themselves wishing to become members with us[.]  [A]fter hearing their christian experience the church voted to receive them by baptism[.] Opened and closed by preyer [sic] [.] E[lder] B.C. Willoby Moderator[.]

 

Aug the 13[.] [T]he church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [T]hree came forward wishing to become members with us[,] one by letter and two by baptism[.] [A]fter hearing their Christiam exper[i]ence the Church voted to receive them by baptism[.] Opened and Closed by prayer[.] E[lder] B. C. Willoughby Moderator[.]

 

September the 10[.] The Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [H]ad a very good Season[.] [O]ne candidate came forward wishing to unite with the church[.] [A]fter hearing his Christian experience the Church voted to receive him by baptism[.] Elder B. C. Willoughby Moderator[.]

 

Oct the 8[.] Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a very good union[.] [O]ne candidate presented wishing to unite with us[.] [A]fter hearing his Christi[a]n experience the church voted to receive him after baptism[.] E[lder] B. C. Willoughby moderator[.] [O]pen[e]d and closed by prayer[.]

 

At a meeting appointed by the church for the purpos [sic] of transacting business on this 10 day of [O]ctober 1842[,] Commenced by prayer[.] [V]oted that E[lder] B. C. Willoughby be our moderator[.]

  1. [T]he voice of the Church is to make an effort for the labours [sic] of brother Stone[.]
  2. [A] committy [sic] [was] chosen and sent out to inquire of brother Stone[.] [A]t their return decision is brother Stone can be had by being sustained[.]
  3. [V]oted that brother Stone labour with us three fourths of the time[.]
  4. [V]oted that a subscription be circulated through the Church and Society for the purpos [sic] of rewarding brother Stone for his labours[.]
  5. [V]oted that brother Nash write the Subscription & that brother Babcock and brother Ingalls and brother Moreann circulate the Subscription[.]

 

Jany the 7 1843[.] The Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound very good union[.] [T]hree admited [sic] as members of this Church by letter[.] Elder Stone Moderator opend [sic] and closed by prayer[.]

 

The church met agreeable to a former appointment for the purpos [sic] of taking into consideration the calling of brother Arzy Stone to the ministry[.] [T]he proceedings of the meeting May be found on the first minets [sic] Dec the 7 1842[.] [Dec. 7 1842 was a Wednesday.]

 

Council met with the Baptist Church in Chery [sic] Creek agreeable to their request for the purpose of examining brother A[.] Stone for the ministry[.] [T]he proceedings of the meeting may be found on the Second minets [sic] Jany the 4 1843[.]

 

Feb the 9 1843[.] [T]he church met agreeable to appointment[.] [F]ound a very good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by prayer[.] Elder A[.] Stone Served as moderator[.]

 

The church met Pursuant to adjournment for the Purpose [sic] of taking into consideration the reports abroad against Brother Walker[.] [T]he procedings [sic] of the meeting may be found on the third minets [sic] Jany the 17[,] 1843[.]

 

The church met persuant [sic] to adjournment to hear the report of the commity [sic] that was Sent to inquire into the reports about Brother Walker[.] [T]he procedings [sic] of the meetings May be found on the fourth [minets] of Feb 13 1843[.]

 

The church met agreeable to appointment on this 11 day of March 1843 to renew Covnant [sic][.] Elder Stone Moderator opend [sic] and closed by prayer[.]

 

The Baptist church in Cherry Creek met according to appointment at Br[.] C[.] Nickersons Dec 8, 1842 for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of calling a church meeting for the purpose of setting Br[.] Arza Stone apart to the work of the ministry[.] [H]ad season of Prayer[.] [A]ppointed Dea[con] F[.] Hyatt moderator and J. Cady Clerk pro tem[.]

Resolved that this church call on Sister Churches to sit with us in Church meeting for the purpose of examining Br[.] Arza Stone and if found worthy to set him apart to the ministry[.]

Resolved that we call on the following churches[,] Viz[.] Vilenovy [sic][,] Canewango[,] Randolf[,] Leon[,] Napoli[,] and Clear Creek to Send their Paster [sic] and two other lay Brethren to sit with us in church meeting[.]

Resolved that the above named meeting be held on the first Wedensday [sic] in Janery [sic] next at 10 oClock A[.] M[.]

Resolved that we appoint a Committee of five to attend [necessities] of the meeting[.]

Resolved that Brethren S[.] Adams[,] F[.] Hyatt[,] C[.] Nickerson[,] A[.] Morian[,] J[.] Cady act as this committee[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] Saturday next at the close of the Covenant meeting[.] Fitch Hyatt moderator[,] J[.] Cady clerk protem[.]

Met pursuant at adjournment Saturday Dec 10 and opened the meeting by reading the minits of the last meeting[.]

Resolved that the proseedings [sic] of the last meeting be approved[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned to the first Wedensday [sic] in Jany next at 10 oclcok A[.] M[.] F. Hyatt moderator[,] J[.] Cady clerk pro tem[.]

 

Cherry Creek January 4 1843

Council met with the Baptist Church in Cherry Creek agreeable to thier [sic] request & the following delegates were Enrowled [sic] [:] Vilenova [sic] church [:]  Eld[.] Samuel Akerly[,] Bro[.] Jesse[?] _lacy[?] [,] & Br. Orrin Wright[.]

Leon [?] church [:] Sr[?][.] M [?] Wadsworth[,] Srs[.] [?] [,] C[.] Chapin Jr[.][,] [?] Harris & G[.] Shannon[.]

Cleer [sic] Creek church[:] H[.] S[.] Card[,] Pastor[,] Eld[.] D. Mors[,] Eld[.] L[.] Boardman & Br[.] C. Strang[.]

Randolph church[:] Bro S. Price[,] J. Price[,] L. Cannon[.]

On motion resolved we invite all visiting Brethren[,] ministers[,] & laymen present to a seat with us & to act in our deliberations[.] Chose Eld[.] D[.] Mors Chairman and Eld[.] J[.] L[.] Richmon assistant sec[,] the secretary of the Church being regarded as Sec of the Counsil [sic] [.] Eld[.] Waugh prayed[.]

[Rev][?] Arza Stone was then presented to the council for ordination[.] [?] approved and he proceeded to relate his Christian Experience [?] to the ministry view of Gospel [?] fiath[.]

On Motion Resolved that we are satisfied with his relation [on] the above points and  that we proseed [sic] to ordain him to the work of the Gospel Ministry[.]

Appointed Eld[.] J[.] L[.] Richmond to Preach[.]

Appointed Eld[.] J. Boardman to make ordaining Prayer[.]

Appointed Eld[.] G. Bennett to give the charge[.]

Appointed Eld[.] L[.] Waugh to give the hand of fellowship[.]

Appointed Eld[.] S. Akerly to address the church[.]

Voted that all the Brethren in the Ministry present lay on hands[.]

The above order of Exercises was accordingly carried out and our Brother Arza Stone was agreeable to Apotstolick [sic] authority & practice, inducted into the office of the Gospel ministry[.] A[.] Morse moderator[.] F[.] Hyatt Clk[.]

 

The Baptist Church meet agreeable to appointment on this 15 day of march 1843[,] organized by chooseing [sic] brother Babcock moderator[.] [H]ad a seson [sic] of prayer[.] [T]ook up brother Ziba Bolcomes case[.]

1[.] Voted to disapprove of the course taken with brother Z[.] Bolcome[.] [B]rother Balcome confesed [sic] to the satisfaction of the church[.]

2[.] Voted to receive Brother Bolcome in full fellowship with us[,] then took up the case of brother Walker and others and no act upon it[.]

3[.] Voted that the former course of takeing [sic] members in to the church without letters be disapproved of[.]

4[.] [T]hat this meeting be disolved [sic][.]

Z.y. B. B. Mo.

Chester Hildum C. Clerk

Brother Hyatt and others

The fourth vote reconsidered[.]

5[.] [V]oted that the Church assist the brethren brother Hyatt and others in getting letters from the respective churches to which they formaly [sic] belonged[.]

6[.] [V]oted that brother Nash be the Clerk to do the business for these brethren[.]

7[.] Voted that the disinterested brethren on the main road commenceing [sic] at brother Nickersons and ending at brother Willcoxes be the committy [sic] to assist these brethren in obtaining letters[.]

8[.] Voted that this meeting be adjourned with out date[.]

Chester Hildum Clerk

 

April the 9 1843 the church met agreeable to appointment[.] [H]ad a very good Season[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] Stone Moderator[.]

 

[T]he Church met agreeable to a former appointment on this 29 day of April 1843[.]

1[.] [R]esolved that we deligate [sic] to Clear Creek Church[.]

2[.] [R]esolved that broth[.] Bullock[,] brother Caday[,] and brother Arnold together with our beloved Pastor be the deligates[.]

3[.] Resolved that the vote taken for receiving Samuel Walker into this church be recinded [sic] [.]

4[.] Resolved that this meeting adjourd [sic] without days[.] [H]ad a season of prayer[.]

Jarius Nash Mod[.]

C. Hildum Clerk

The church met agreeable to a former appointment on this 11 day of May 1843 for Consultation[.] [O]rganized by chooseing [sic] Jarius Nash moderator[.]

1[.] Voted that a complaint in favour of Richard R[.] Bullock be red [sic]  [.]

2[.] Voted that the said complaint be noticed[.]

3[.] Voted that the complain of Richard R[.] Bullock be left for further consideration[.]

4[.] Voted that their meeting be adjourned without day[.]

Chester Hildum [clerk]

 

May the 13 1843[.] [T]he Church met agreeable to appointment[.] [R]enewed Covnant[.] [T]wo candidates came forward wishing to unite with the church[.] [A]fter hearing their christian experiance [sic] voted to rec[eive] them when baptized[.] Closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[,] Chester Hildum Cl[erk][.]

 

[T]he church met agreeable to appointment at the west School house on this 20 day of May 1843 for the purpose[e] of hearing Christian experience[.] [F]our candidates came forward wishing to become members with us[.] [A]fter hearing their Christian experi[e]nce the church voted to receive them when bapti[z]ed [.]

Elder A[.] Stone moderator[.]

Closed by prayer[.] C[.] Hildum Church Clerk[.]

 

The church met agreeable to appointment on this 10 day of June 1843 for to renew covnant [sic][.] [H]ad a very good Season[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.] C[.] Hildum Clerk[.]

 

The church met agreeable to appointment on this 8 day of July 1843 for to renew covenant[.] [H]ad a very good Season[.] Brother C[.] Hildum wisht [sic] to be Excused from serving as clerk[.] The Church voted that brother J[.] Cady serve  them as clerk[.] [T]he church voted Sister Silal Gordineer a letter of Dismission[.] Opend [sic] and closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

 

August 12 1843[.] The church met agreeable to appointment[.] [H]ad a very good season[.] [O]pend[.] and closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone mod[.]

 

Organized into a church meeting by chusing [sic] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

1[.] Voted to Delagate [sic] to the association[.]

2[.] Voted that Dea[.] J[.] Nash[,] Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt[,] and Brother J[.] Ingals and J[.] Cady with our beloved pastor be the Delagates[.]

3[.] Voted that this Church apply to the board of missions to help support the Gospel[.]

4[.] Voted that Eld[.] A[.] Stone and Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt make the application[.]

5[.] Voted Eld[.] A[.] Stone have a copy of his Ordination[.]

6[.] Voted Brother John B[.] Babcock a letter of Dissmission [sic][.]

Voted this meeting be adjourned without day[.] Closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.] J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk[.]

 

The Church met at the hous[e] of Deacan [sic] Fitch Hyatt Agreeable to a former appointment Sept 2 184[3][.] Organised [sic] by chusing [sic] Elder Stone moderator[.] [P]rayer by Eld[.] Stone[.]

Resolved that the Church act on the subject of the Disafected [sic] members of this church[.] Resolved that the church appoint a comity [sic] [.]

Resolved that Elder A[.] Stone[,] Deacan [sic] J[.] B[.] Babcock and Brother J[.] B[.] Tanner act as this comity [sic] [.]

Resolved that this Comity [sic] Labour in behalf of the Church with Brother and Sister Nickerson[,] Sister Babcock[,] Brother and Sister Curtis[,] Sisters Abiah and Sarah Walker[,] and try to gain them to their former standing in the Church[.] Resolved that this comity [sic] make their report at the next church meeting[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned four weeks from this day at the hous[e] where the last covenant meting [sic] was held[.] [P]rayer by Deacan [sic] J[.] Nash[,] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk[.]

[Side note:] Resolved that the church appoint [sic] a comity to labour in the comity with Nancy Sheldon conserning [sic] the report against her[.]  Resolved the brethren [be] Br[.] Babcock and J[.] Cady[.]

 

The Church met according to Appointment on this 9 day of September 1843[.] Found a good union[.] Voted Brother and Sister Noramose Letters of Dissmission [sic][.] Opend [sic] and closed by prayer[.] Elder  A[.] Stone Moderator[.]

 

The church met pursuant to adjournment at the hous[e] of Br F[.] Hyatt September 30 1843[.] [O]pend [sic] by prayer by Eld[.] A[.] Stone[.]

Voted the first Committee make their report[.] The comity report that they have visited and layboured [sic] with Br[.] and Sister Nickerson[,] Sister Babcock[,] Br[.] & Sister Curtis[,] Sisters Abiah and Sarah Walker and they were unable to gain them to their former standing in the church[.]

Voted the report be ac[c]epted [.]

Voted that this committee be discharged[.]

Voted that the prosedings [sic] now before the church be suspended for further consideration and the church recommend to its members to use all Gospel [means] to effect a reconsiliation [sic][.]

Voted that the committee that was appointed to visit Nancy Shelden be len[g]thened to some convenient opportunity[.] Voted the church imploy [sic] Eld. A[.] Stone another year if he can be obtained[.]

Voted Br. Ziba Balcom a traveling letter[.]

Voted this meeting be adjourned without day[.]

Closd [sic] by prayer by Deacon F[.] Hyatt[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk[.]

 

October 7 1843[.] Church met according [sic] to appointment[.] [O]pend [sic] by prayer after renuing [sic] their covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [C]losed by prayer[.] Church Voted that Eld[.] A[.] Stone continue his labours in this church as usual[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

 

November 11, 1843

The Brothers and Sisters met According to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

 

The church met according to appointment at the hous[e] of Deacon J[.] B[.] Babcock November 16 1843[.] [H]ad a season of prayer[.] [O]rganised [sic] by chusing [sic] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

[H]eard Br[.] Babcock’s grievence [sic] with the church and likewise his request[,] Viz[.] that the [C]hurch [R]ecind [sic] the vote setting Father Walker aside from the church and that some one take up a private Labour with him according to the rule in Matthew[.] A vote was taken on the above request and lost[.] Voted this meeting be adjourned without Day[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk[.]

 

The Church met at the west schoolhouse[e] Dec[.] 9th 1843[.] Had a season of prayer[.] [R]enewed [covenant][.] [F]ound a good union[.] Closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.]

 

The Baptist Church met at the West School hous[e] acording [sic] to a former appointment December 23 1843, organised [sic] by Chusing [sic] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] [H]ad a season of prayer[.] Resolved that this Church met for Church meeting once in two months commensing [sic] Saturday before the Second Sunday in Feb[r]uary Next[.] Resolved that the Laybours [sic] be resumed with Br[.] & sister Nickerson[,] sister Babcock[,] Br. & sister Curtis[,] Sisters Abiah and Sarah Walker[,] and they be cited by comity [sic] to the next church meeting[.]

Resolved that Brethren J[.] B[.] Tanner[,] Fitch Hyatt and J[.] Cady be the committee[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned to Saturday before the second Sunday in Feb[r]uary next at 10 oclock A[.]M[.] Closed by prayer[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

The church met acording [sic] to appointment January 13 1844[.] [R]enewed [C]ovenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and Closed by prayer[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moder[ator]

 

The Baptist Church met according to adjournment February 10 1844[.] Organised [sic] by Chusing [sic] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Had a Season of prayer[.] [H]eard the report of the comitee [sic] that they had cited Br[.] and sister Nickerson[,] Sister Babcock[,] Br[.] and sister Curtis[,] Sisters Abiah and Sarah Walker[,] to the next Church meeting[.]

Resolved that those Brethren and Sisters be admonsht [sic] to take their plases [sic] in the Church[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned to Saturday before the Second Sunday in April next at 1 oclock[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

February 18, 1844[.]

Resolved that this Church Send delegates to St[.] Clearvill [sic] to met with delegates from Sister Churches to take into consideration the propriety of forming a Domestick [sic] Missionary Society within the bounds of the former Chautauqua Baptist Association[.]

Resolved that Eld[.] A[.] Stone[,] Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt[,] Brother J[.]B[.] Tanner and Br[.] D[.] Stone be the Delegates[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

Brothers and Sisters met according [to] appointment March 9 1844[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and clos[e]d by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.]

1[.] Resolved that the church appoint a comity [sic] to meet with [the] Domestick missionary board[.]

2. Resolved that Deacon F[.] Hyatt[,] Br[.] J[.] Ingals and Br[.] J[.]B[.]Tanner be the comitee [sic][.]

 

March 24, 1844

Resolved that this Church Delegate to Forristvill [sic] Church to sit in council with delegates from sister churches to Examin [sic] Br[.] Ebber Fuller for the ministry and if found qualified to assist in his ordination[.]

Resolved that Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt[,] Br[.] J[.]B[.]Tanner and Br[.] J[.]Ingals together with our Beloved Pastor be the Delegates[.] Joseph Cady Ch[.] [Clerk]

 

March 9, 1844

Resolved that the Church appoint a com[mittee] to consult on the situation of the Church and to agree upon and report to the Church at the next Church Meeting Such resolution as they shal [sic] think proper for the Church to act upon at that time[.]

Resolved that Brethren J[.]Cady[,] F[.]Hyatt[,] J[.]Ingals[,] J[.]Nash and S[.]Adams be the [said] Committee [sic][.] Resolved that Eld[.]A[.]Stone meet with said committee [sic][.]

 

The Baptist Church met according to adjournment at the hous[e] of Bro[.]A[.]Wilcox April 13 1844[.] Had a Season of prayer[.] Heard the report of the committee [sic] that was appointed to present resolutions to be act[ed] upon at this meeting[.]

Resolved that the report of the comity [sic] be accepted[.]

Resolved that the said Comitee [sic] be dischard [sic][.]

Resolutions recommended by the Committee [sic][.]

1[.] Resolved that the act of the Church in resinding [sic] the vote by which Samuel Walker was received into the Church was deficient in consequence of the reasons for that act not being entered on the record of the proceedings of that meeting[.]

2[.] Resolved that the said record be amended by inserting the following above it[:]

Whereas Br. Samuel Walker being an Excluded member when received into this Church was received into the Church contrary to the Gospel and the rules of our denomination[.] And whereas Br[.] Walkers [sic] course while in the Church affords presumptive evidence that he was righteously excluded from the Lenox[?] Church[,] therefore

3[.] Resolved that the vote taken for receiving Samuel Walker into this Church be resinded [sic][.] Refrence [sic] may be had to the third Resolution to a meeting held April 29 1843[.]

4[.] Resolved that the Church bring their Labors to a close with Br[.] Nickerson[,] Sister Babcock[,] Br[.] & Sister Curtis[,] Sisters Abiah and Sarah Walker for refusing and neglecting to travel with the Church[.]

5[.] Resolved that the Church give the said Brethren[?] and Sisters a reasonable time to resume their travel with the church[.]

6[.] Resolved that the Church hear the report of the Comitee [sic] that was appointed to request an appropriation from the Missionary Board for the support of the Gospel[.]

7[.] Resolved that the Church receive the appropriation of fifty Dollars from the Missionary Board on the Condition proposed by the said Board[,] Viz[.] to rais[e] twenty Dollars in cash goods or produce to be paid in at the next annual meeting of the Society[.]

9 [sic][.] Resolved that the Church appoint a Solisiter [sic] to obtain and receive funds within the bounds of the Church and Society for the Chautauque Domestick Missionary Society[.]

10. Resolved that Deacon F[.] Hyatt be the Solister [sic] and receiver[.]

11[.] Resolved that the Covenant Meetings of [the] Church be held monthly as formerly and that Church meetings be held by Spesial [sic] appointment[.] The above resolutions were adopted by the Church[.] Closed by prayer[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment May 11 1844 at Br[.] D[?][.] Wilcox[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend and closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

 

The church met according to appointment June 8 1844 at the west School hous[e][.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Sister Mary Worden offerd [sic] herself to the church by Letter[.] The church Voted to receive her[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Mod[erator]

 

The church met according to appointment July 13th 184[4][.] Renewed covenant [sic] Found a good union Br[.] Ebnezer [sic] Knapp presented a Letter and wishing to join the Church[,] the Church Voted to Receive him[.] Opend [sic] and closed by prayer[.]

 

Lords Day [?] July 14[.] Br[.] Bliss Willoughby presented a Letter wishing to join the Church[.] The [Church] Voted to Receive him[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

 

Organised into a church meeting[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.] Resolved that this church appoint an Advisory committee [sic] to hear Sister Lucy Curtis and Settle a difficulty betwene [sic] her and the church and to report to the Church at some futur [sic] day when convenient[.]

Resolved that Brethren E[.] Knapp[,] J[.] Ingals[,] and F[.] Hyatt be the comity[.]

Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

July 21 1844

The comity [sic] that was appointed to hear Sister Lucy Curtis and settle a difficulty betwene [sic] her and the Church[.] Report that they have examed [sic] the matter and found her ready to resume her travel with the Church and would esteem it a privelige [sic] to walk with the Church[.]

The Church Voted to except [sic] the report and desmis [sic] t he committee [sic] Voted to receive Sister Lucy Curtis into fellowship[.] Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment at Br[.] Wilcox August 9, 1844[.] Renewed covenant[.] Found A good union[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by prayer[.] Resolved that this church delegate to the Chautauque Domestick Missionary Society[.] Resolved that Eld[.] Arza Stone[,] Deacons F[.] Hyatt[,] J[.] Nash and Brethren J[.] B[.] Tanner[,] J[.] Cady be the Delegates[.] Resolved that this church appoint a comity to visit all Brethren and Sisters that have ben [sic] absent from Covenant meetings for three months and report to the Church at the close of the next covenant meeting[.] Resolved that Brethren R[.] Bullock[,] B[.] Willoughby[,] J[.]B[.] Tanner[,] J[.] Nash[.] J[.] Ingals and F[.] Hyatt be the said committee[.] Closed by prayer[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

The church met acording [sic] to appointment Saturday Sept 7 1844 at the hous[e] of Br[.] Robbins[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend and closed by prayer[.] Voted Br[.] Zeba Balcom and Sisters Almira and Mary Balcom[.] Letters of Commendation[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

 

Organised into a church meeting[.] Cald on the committee [sic] that was appointed to visit delinquent Br[.] & Sisters[.] Resolved that Br[.] R[.] Bullock Report be received as favourable and he be discharged[.] Resolved that the remainder of the comity have until the next Covenant meeting to make their report[.] Resolved that Br[.] J[.] Nash and F[.] Hyatt together with the clerk be the comity [sic] to report to the Secretary of the New York State Convention[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator

 

Saturday October 12 1844[.] Brethren & Sisters met according to appointment[.] Renewed their covenant found a comfortable union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayer[.]

Voted Sister Harriet Shattuck a letter of commendation[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

 

Organised unto [sic] a church meeting[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Caled [sic] on the comity [sic] that was appointed to visit absent Br[.] & Sisters[.] None ready to report[.] Resolved that the above comitty [sic] have until the next covenant meeting to make their report[.] Resolved that a committee of three (one of whom shal [sic] be the Clerk) be appointed by the Church for the purpos of revising the Covenant[.]

 

Resolved that Eld[.] A[.] Stone[,] Dea[.] J[.] Nash together with the clerk be the committee to revise the Covenant and report to the Church at the next Covenant meeting[.] Resolved that a committee be appointed in behalf of the church to investigate an aligation [sic] presented to the church by Horace A[.] Edson against Br[.] A[.] Morean[.]

Resolved that Brethren E[.] Knapp[,] F[.] Hyatt[,] J[.] Ingals[,] be the said committee and report to the church at the next church meeting[.]

Resolved that a committee be appointed by the church to confer with Eld[.] A[.] Stone relative to his continuing Laybors [sic] with this Church and report to the next church meeting[.]

Resolved that Brethren J[.] B[.] Tanner and J[.] Cady be the committee[.]

Resolved that their [sic] be a church meeting appointed two weeks from today at 9 oclock A[.]M[.] at Br[.] F[.] Hyatts[.] Closed by prayer[.] J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

The Baptist Church met at the hous[e] of Br[.] F[.] Hyatt October 26, 1844 according to appointment[.] Organised by appointing Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Had a season of prayer[.] Resolved that the committee that was appointed to investigate an aligation [sic] against Br[.] A[.] Morean make their report[.] They report as follows[:] We the undersigned committee report as follows[.] We have visited Br[.] A[.] Morean and investigated the aligation [sic] alledged [sic] against him by Mr. Edson and received Satisfaction of him and discharge him from the aligations [sic][.] Resolved that we receive the report and Discharge the committee[.] Heard the report of the committee that was appointed to confer with Eld[.] A[.] Stone[.] They report as follows that they have converst with Eld[.] Stone and he is willing to continue his Laybours with the Church as usual until the first of March next[.]

Resolved that we receive the report and discharge the committee[.]

Resolved that their [sic] be three subscriptions circulated thru the church and society[.] Resolved that Brethren E. Knapp[,] J[.] Nash[,] and J[.] Cady circulate the subscriptions[.] Resolved that all resolutions to be acted on at this meeting be presented to the Moderator or Clerk in Writing[.]

Resolved to resind [sic] the Last vote taken touching Samuel Walkers case and receive him into the church subject to all his acts done since he became a member of this church[.] Cherry Creek Oct 26 1844[.] Chester Hildum[.]

The above Resolutions were adopted by the Meeting[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned without Day[.] Closed by prayr [sic][.] Joseph Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

Brethren and Sisters met acording [sic[ to appointment Saturday November 9, 1844[.] Renewed their Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Deacon Clemant Strang and Sisters Abigail and Myraette[?] A[.] Strang presented Letters of commendation to the church requesting to join the Church[.] The Church Voted to receive them[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

 

Voted to Dismis [sic] the committee that was appointed to visit [Brethren] & sisters that had ben [sic] absent from covenant meeting [for] three months[.] J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

The Church met at The hous[e] of Dea[.] J[.] B[]. Babcock acording [sic] to appointment Decr 4 1844[.] Organised by chusing [sic] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Had a Season of Prayr[sic][.] Cald [sic] on the committee that was appointed to revise the covenant[.] The covenant was red [sic][.] Voted to refer it to some futer [sic] meeting[.] Resolved that this church Delegate to the meeting at Delanti on the Wednesday after the first Monday of January next at 10 ½ oclock A[.]M[.] for the purpose of framing a constitution of an association for the adoption of the Churches[.]

Resolved that Eld[.] A[.] Stone[,] Deacons C[.] Strang, F[.] Hyatt[,] Br[.] A[.] Arnold be the Delegates[.] Br[.] S[.] Curtis manifested a desire to take up his travel with the church[.] The Church Voted to receive him into fellowship[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned without Day[.] J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

Brorthers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment Decr 14 1844[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found [a] good union[.] Sister Babcock manifested a willingness to take her plase [sic] in the Church[.] The Church Voted to welcome her to all the knowledge[?] of the Church[.] Closed by Prayr[.] J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clerk

 

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment at the hous[e] of Br[.] F[.] Hyatt Jan[.] 11 1845[.] Renewed Cov[enant][.] Good union[,] full meeting[,] had a refreshing time[.] Opend [sic] and closed by prayr[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] J[.] Cady Clerk[.]

 

The Baptist Church met according to appointment at the hous[e] of Deacon C[.] Strang Jan[.] 28 1845[.] Organised by appointing Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Had a Season of Prayr [sic][.]

Voted that the Lumber in the hands of the Church be sold[.]

Voted that the avails of said lumber be appropriated to make up the twenty dollars that the Church was to rais[e] for the Baptist home Missionary Society[.]

Voted that Br[.] Hyatt thake [sic] the Charge [sic] of the sale of said Lumber[.] Voted this meeting be adjourned without Day[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] J. Cady Clerk[.]

 

Feb[.] 8, 1845[.] Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment at the hous[e] of Br[.] Hyatt[.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone, moderator[.]

 

Febuary [sic] 16 1845[.] The Church Voted to delgate [sic] to the Bible Society to be held at Forestvill[e][.] Voted that Eld[.] A[.] Stone and Dea[.] C[.] Strang be the Delegates[.]

Voted Sister Rebecca Robbins a Letter of Recommendation[.]

 

March 8 1845

Brothers and Sisters met at the School hous[e] at the cor[ners][.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by prayr[.]

The church Voted to give Eld[.] A[.] Stone a call to preach for the Baptist Church four Sabbaths in each month for one year commencing the first Sabbath in March inst[.]

Voted that their [sic] be a Subscription be [sic] circulated thru the Church and Society for the purpose of rewarding Eld[.] A[.] Stone for his Laybour[.]

Voted that Dea[.] J[.] B[.] Babcock and Br[.] J[.] Cady circulate the subscription[.]

 

The church met at the corners according to Appointment April 12 1845[.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Sister Priscilla Strang presented a Letter with a request to join the Church[.] The Church Voted to receive her[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic][.]

 

[The following item had been inserted in a previous year (1833?), probably a copy of that sent to the Harmony Baptist Association for its annual autumn meeting.]

Letter from the Church to Association

The Baptist Church of Christ in Cherry Creek to the Chautauqua Baptist association Sendeth Christian fellowship.

Dear Brethren[,]

It is through the tender mercies of God that are permitted to address you with this short epistle, to inform you of our affairs, and gain an union with you.

Our Blessed Savior has smiled upon this wilderness and caused it to blossom like the rose. Quite a number of poor lost sinners have been brought to rejoice in Jesus. Nine have  resorted to our Jordan in obedience to the commands of God and there put on Christ. (And some have joined other orders of profession[.]) A number more have united together by letter. Our number is twenty two. We enjoy a comfortable union, our meeting seasons are refreshing[.]

We have appointed Deacon Jairus Nash & Br. Ira B. Tanner to set [sic] with you and solicit your fellowship for us[.]

Our sentiments upon the subject of Free Masonry are in agreement with you.

That is to come out from amongst them and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather to reprove them[.]

Done by order and in behalf of the Church,

August 17th 1833[?]

Covel Nickerson

Ch[.] Clk[.]

 

The Baptist Church in Cherry Creek to the Chautauque Baptist Association Sendeth Christian Salutation[.]

Dear Brothers[,]

Thrue [sic] the tender Mercies of God we are once more permitted to address a friendly Epistle to you to informe you of our Situation and to our wishes for the advancement of the Redeemer Kingdom[.]

The State of Religion amongst us at present is rather low and we have to acknowledge

[The letter abruptly ends and the rest of this page is blank.]

 

Saturday May 10 1845

Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment at the hous[e] of Deacon C[.] Strang[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opened and closed by Prayr [sic][.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone moderator[.]

 

June 7 1845[.] Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment at the hous[e] of Br[.] J[.] Ingals[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a Good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by prayr [sic][.] Deac[.] J[.] Nash Moderator

 

Sunday, June 8, 1845[.] The Baptist Church Voted to appoint a church meeting to be held at the west School hous[e] on Saturday next at 1 oclock P[.]M[.] for consultation and to take into consideration the situation of the Church and to transact such other bu[si]ness as is thout [sic] best when met[.]

 

The Baptist Church met according to appointment at the west School House June 14 1845[.] Opend by prayr [sic] by Deacon C[.] Strang[.] 1[.] Resolved That this Church have neglected their duty toward Brother S[.] Walker previous to commencing Labour with him in the winter of 1842 and 1843 and that our cours[e] in pursuing those labours have been imprudent[.]

2[.] Resolved that the above Resolution be read in Covenant meeting[.] Resolved that we are satisfied with Br[.] C[.] Nickerson and bid him a harty [sic] welcom [sic] to all the priviledges [sic] of the Church[.]

3[.] Resolved that this meeting be adjourned two weeks from today at Br[.] C[.] Nickersons at 1 oclock P[.]M[.] The church Resolutions were adopted by the meeting by a unanimous Vote[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Mod[erator][.] J[.] Cady Church Clerk[.]

 

At a church meeting held persuant [sic] to adjournment at the hous[e] of Br[.] Covel Nickerson on the 29 Day of June 1845[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone acted as Moderator and Jairus Nash was chosen Clerk Pro tem[.] Resolved that the Church appoint a committee to visit such Brothers & Sisters as shal[l] be herein after named and inquire the reason of their not attending the appointment of the Church and use their influence to gain them to their former travel in the Church and when they should think it advisab[le] [sic] to commence a Labour within them in behalf of the Church and report to the Church at some suitab[le] time[.] Resolved that Eld[.] A[.] Stone[,] Deacon F[.] Hyatt[,] Br[.] S[.] Adams[,] Dea[.] C[.] Strang[,] Br[.] J[.] B[.] Tanner be the Committee[.]

 

July 7 1845[.] The church met at the hous[e] of Deacon C[.] Strang according to A former appointment[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a comfertable [sic] union[.] Voted Br[.] Daniel Asher[?] a Letter of Recommendation[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by Prayer[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.]

 

August 12 1845 The Church met at the North School Hous[e] according to appointment[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found comfertable [sic] union[.] The Church Voted to receive Sister Eliza Angus Letter of Recommendation[.] [The following partial sentence is crossed out.] Resolved that this church appoint a church meeting at the North[.]

Resolved that this Church Delegate to the Baptist Home Missionary Society to be held at Leon the first Wednesday in September Next[.] Resolved that Eld[.] A[.] Stone[,] Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt[,] Brethren J[.] B[.] Tanner[,] J[.] Cody[,] be the Delegates[.]

Resolved that their [sic] be a Church Meeting appointed at the North School Hous[e] on Saturday the 23 inst[.] at 9 oclock A[.]M[.] Resolved that the Church appoint a Committee to consult on the situation of the church and to agree upon and report to the Church at the next Church meeting such resolutions as they shal[l] think proper for the Church to act upon at that time[.]

Resolved that Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt[,] Dea[.] C[.] Strang[,] Dea[.] J[.]B[.] Babcock[,] Brethren J[.] B[.] Tanner[,] J[.] Cady be the committee[.]

Resolved that Eld[.] A[.] Stone be invited to meet with the committee[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic]. Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] J[.] Cady Church Clk[.]

 

Saturday August 23 1845[.] The Church met acording [sic] to appointment at the North School Hous[e][.] Organised [sic] by apointing [sic] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator had Season of Prayr [sic][.] Cald [sic] on the committee that was appointed to present Resolutions to the meeting[.] Heard the Report of the committee[.] Voted to adopt the report and discharge the committee[.] Voted to Reject the Resolution[.] The church adopted the following Resolution[,] Viz. Resolved that the Church appoint a committee to call on Br[.] S[.] Walker to go with them to investigate a difficulty between the Church and Br[.] S[.] Walker and report to the Church at a Suitable time[.] Resolved that Deacons J[.] Nash[,] F[.] Hyatt[,] C[.] Strang be the committee[.] J[.] Cady Church Clk[.]

 

Saturday September 15 1845

Brethren and Sisters met at the West School Hous[e] acording [sic] to appointment[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Very few attended in consequence of the Storm[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic[.]

 

Saturday October 11

Brothers and Sisters met at the South School Hous[e] according to a former appointment[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Comfortable union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic][.]

 

Saturday November 8

Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment at the corners[.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr[.] [sic]

 

Saturday December 13.

Brothers and Sisters met at the west School Hous[e] according to appointment[.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic][.]

At the close of the Covenant meeting the committee that was appointed by the church to investigate a difficulty between the church and Br[.] S[.] Walker presented the following Report –

Your committee would report that they have Visited Br[.] Walker twise [sic] and have had considerable conversation with him but have not been able to thourouololy [sic] investigate the difficulty between him and the Church and think considering the Laps [sic] of time and other circumstances it is almost imposible [sic] to gain much further Light upon the subject[.] They would therefore respectfully request to be Discharged[.]

Resolved by the church that the committee be Discharged[.]

Br[.] Walker requested a copy of the report[.] The church Voted that the Clerk record the report and let Br[.] Walker have the original report[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Joseph Cady Clk[.]

 

January 10 1846[.] Brothers & Sisters met according to appointment at the west School Hous[e][.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] & closed by Prayr [sic][.] Resolved by the Church to appoint a church meeting at Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt Thursday the 15 inst[.] at Early Candle[?] Light[.] Sunday 11[.] Br[.] and Sister Howard presented their letters to the Church[.] [T]he [church] Voted to Receive them[.] J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clk[.]

 

Cherry Creek January 15, 1846

The Baptist Church met at the hous[e] of Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt agreeable to appointment organised by appointing Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator[.] Had a Season of Prayr [sic][.] After hearing remarks from the Brethren and their [sic] being a number of Resolution[s] presented and discust [sic] and Lost the following Resolution was adopted by the Church[.]

Having reviewed our acts as a church for the Last three years in investigating the reports against Br[.] S[.] Walker we consider in the commencement that we were wrong[.] Consequently our general cours[e] has bin [sic] wrong[.]

Therefore Resolved that we dis[?] all former prosedings relating to that transaction[.] On motion Resolved that we sustain Preaching as forme[r]ly[.]

On motion Resolved that this meeting be adjourned until the close of the next cov[enant] meeting[.] J[.] Cady Ch[.] Clk[.]

 

Brethren and sisters met at the North School Hous[e] according to appointment February 7 1846[.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a very good union[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by Prayr[.]

 

The church according to a former adjournment was called to order by the Moderator at the close of the covenant meeting[,] the minits [sic] of the last meeting being red [sic] and the object of the meeting being stated by the Moderator with appropriate remarcks [sic] in view of of [sic] the present Situation of the Church and the Languishing State of Zion and after hearing remarcks [sic] from the Brethren in relation to the subject it was on Motion

Resolved that the clerk be appointed a committee with the priviledge [sic] of Selecting Some Brothers to assist him to Draft and present a Reselution [sic] to the next meeting of the Church[.] On Motion Resolved that this meeting be adjourned to the 12 inst[.] at 6 oclock P[.]M[.] at Dea[?] F[.] [Hyatt.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderator

 

February 12[,] 1845

The Church met According to adjournment at the Hous[e] of Dea[.] F[.] Hyatt[.] The Brethren being called to order by Eld[.] A[.] Stone[.] The meeting was opend [sic] by Reading the Scriptrs [sic] and [by] Prayr [sic] and the following Preamble and Reselution [sic] was red [sic] and adopted by the Church – viz[.] –

W[hereas] Brethren Personly [sic] and Collectively have fallen into error while we have Left our first love Strife debate [?] and evil Speaking has been amongst us we have differd [sic] in our views in matters of discipline until we have become disaffected [sic] one with the other. And instead of setling [sic] our difficulty we have increast [sic] them when we should have been the Light of the World we have become darkness, the Lambs of the Flock are Straying from the paths of rectitude and we [?] Fathers and Mothers in Israel to Lead them to the fold of Christ sin is increasing the impenitent are in the way to ruin the means to be used for their conversion Christ has Left with his Children and says occupy till I come[,]

Therefore Resolved in view of our present condition that we as Brethren personly and collectively leave the things that are lacking[?] and lay aside every weight[?] and the sin that doth so easily beset us and look to Jesus the author and furnisher of our faith and if there is at present a grief with anyone for past offence [sic] or any may hereafter arise it shall be the duty of such aggrieved in Spiritual mindedness to attend to the same without delay and if not Settled it shall be their duty to present the same to the Church in Gospel order and that we collective[ly] as a Church attend stricly [sic] to Dicipline according to the direction of the holy Ghost[.]

 

March 7th 1846

Brethren and Sisters met according to appointment at the Corners[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a comfortable union[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by Pray[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Mod[erator]

April 11 –

The Baptist Church met according to appointment[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a comfortable union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Mod[erator]

 

May 9 – Brothers and Sisters met at the west School Hous[e] according to appointment[.] Renewed covenant[.] Not a very good union[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by Prayr[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone M[oderator]

 

June 13th

The Church met at Br[.] F[.] Hyatts according to appointment[.] The Clerk absent[.] The Covenant was not red[?] by information[.] Their [sic] was not that union manifested that their [sic] has in days that have gone by[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by Prayr[.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Mod[erator][.] Joseph Cady Clk[.]

 

July 11 – Brothers and Sisters met at the west School Hous[e] acording [sic] to appointment[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a very good union[.] The Church Voted to give Letters of Recommendation and Dismission to the following Br[.] and Sisters Viz – Eld[.] Arza Stone[,] Reuben Bullock[,] Margaret Bullock[,] Lucretia M[.] Bullock[,] Andrew[?] Arnold[,] Rebecca Arnold[.]

Voted to have a Church Meeting on Thursday next the 16 ins[.] at Br[.] F[.] Hyatts at oclock P[.]M[.]

J[.] Cady Church Clk[.]

Deacon C[.] Strang M[oderator]

 

July 16th, 1846

The Regular Baptist Church of Cherry Creek met According to appoint at F. Hyatts[.] Chose Deacon J. Nash Moderater [sic][.]

Prayr[.] by Br. Howard[.]

Chose Br[.] F[.] Mount Clerk Protem[.]

On motion Resolved that our next Covenent [sic] meeting be a Church Meeting and the Church appoint a committee to notify each member to attend the next church meeting to answer for themselves before the Church and take up their travel with the Church or suffer the consequences[.] On motion Resolved that Brethren J[.] Howard[,] L[.]B[.] Tanner[,] J[.]B[.] Babcock[,] F[.] Mount Be the committee[.] On motion Resolved that this meeting be adjourned to the 8 day of August at 1 oclock PM at the North School Hous[e][.]

 

The Baptist Church met on this 8 day of August 1846 agreeable to Adjournment for the purpose of transacting busness [sic][.] Appointed Dea[.] C[.] Strong moderater [sic][.] Prayr [sic] by D[ea.] C[.] Strong[.] The Resolution that Past [sic] at the Last meeting was cald [sic] for and red [sic][.]

The committee was called on to report their Report[,] not as favourable as we wish it had ben [sic][.]

Voted to accept the report and discharge the committee[.] On Motion Resolved that this meeting be adjourned to the close of the next Covenant meeting for the purpose of giving all those that have a grief with the church an opportunity to present the same to the Body[.]

 

September 12 1846

Brothers and Sisters met at the west School Hous[e] according to appointment for the purpose of renewing Covenant[.] Not[?] that union manifested that their [sic] has be [sic] in by gon[e] days[.] Opend and closed by Prayr[.] Eld[.] D[.] Mors[.] Mod[erator]

 

September 12 1846

The Church was called to order by the moderater [sic] According to adjournment at the close of the Covenant meeting[.] The minuets [sic] of the last meeting was [sic] read and the object of the meeting being stated[.] Br[.] Babcock presented a paper contaning [sic] sendry [sic] charges against the Church[.] On Motion Resolved that the same be defered [sic] to the next church meeting[.] On motion Resolved that this Church disapprov [sic] of the cours[e] of granting Letters to applicants unless in cases of actual removal or where the location is such that the applicant would be better accomodated [sic] with some Sister church[.]

On motion Resolved that this meeting be Adjourned to Saturday next the 19 inst at 1 oclock PM at Br[.] C[.] Nickersons – J[.] Nash Moderat[or]

J[.] Cady Church Clk[.]

 

September 19, 1846

The Baptist Church met at Br[.] C[.] Nickerson agreeable to adjournment and was called to order by the moderater [sic][.] Prayr [sic] by Br[.] E[.] Knapp[.]

On motion Resolved that we refuse to comply with the first charge brout [sic] against the church[.]

On motion Resolved that we consider the last charge improper[.]

On motion Resolved that those Brethren and Sisters whose names are attached to the paper presented by Br[.] Babcock together with Br[.] S[.] Walker be held under admonition for refusing to comply with the acts of the Church and the courst [sic] they have persued [sic] sinse [sic] [.]

On Motion Resolved that this meeting be adjourned with out Day[.] Closed by Prayr[.] J[.] Cady Church Clk[;] J[.] Nash Moderater [sic]

 

October 12 1846

Brothers & Sisters met agreeable to appointment at the North Schoolhous[e][.] Renewed Covenant[.] Not that union manifested their [sic] has ben in former days[.] Opend and closed by Prayr[.]

At a Church meeting held at the School hous[.] in District No[.] 2 on the 10 day of October 1846 at the close of [the] Covenant meeting[,] Deac[.] Clement Strang was chosen Modera[tor] and Jairus Nash Clerk Protem[.]

Resolved that their [sic] be a Church Meeting held at this place on Saturday the 24th day of Oct instant at one oclock PM[.] Resolved that Br[.] Ira B[.] Tanner be appointed a committee to notify those Brothers and Sister who are under admonition to attend said meeting[.]

 

Resolved that Br[.] J[.] B[.] Babcock be requested to furnish a copy of a certain paper read[?]by him in behalf of himself and others –

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned to the above mentioned time[.]

Clement Strang Moderater [sic]

J[.] Nash Clerk Pro tem

 

The Church met at the north School hous[e] agreeable to adjourn[n]ment Saturday Oct 24th, 1846[.] Chose Deac[.] Jairus Nash moderater [sic][.] Had a season of prayr[.]

The minutes of the two last meetings was read[,] also a paper presented by Br[.] J[.]B[.] Babcock in behalf of himself and others[.]

The committee that was appointed at the last meeting to notify those Br[.] and Sister[s] who are under adminitio[n] was called on to mak[e] his report to the Church[.] Reports that he has notified them to attend said meeting[.]

Resolved that we consider the writing presented by Br[.] Babcock be considered improper and also incor[r]ect [sic][.]

Resolved that the hand of fellowship be withdrawn from those members whose names are attached to the paper last presented by Br[.] Babcock[,] to wit John B[.] Babcock[,] Covel Nickerson[,] Stephen L[.] Curtis[,] Corlany Nickerson[,] Mercy Babcock[,] Abiah Walker[,] Sarah Walker[,] Aurelia Mount in consequence of what is theirin [sic] contained and their former cours[e][.]

Resolved that the hand of Fellowship be withdrawn from Br[.] Samuel Walker for refusing the government of the Church and for Spreading discord among other members of the Church and for neglecting to clear up the reports that are out against him[.]

Resolved that Sister Hildum case be deferred[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned without day[.]

J[.] Cady Clk[.]

Jairus Nash Moderat[or]

 

November 7, 1846

Brethren & Sister[s] met at the west School hous[e] agreeable to appointment[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Pray[er][.]

 

The Baptist Church met at the North School hous[e] agreeable to appointment December 12 1846 for the purpose of renewing Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic][.] Br[.] and Sister Crumb presented Letters with A Request to unite with the Church[.] The church Voted to Receive them[.]

At the close of the Covenant meeting a letter was presented Signed by the Corresponding Sect[.] of the missionary Board[?] requesting the seve[r]al Churches belonging to the Chautauque home missionary Society to meet in convention by their Delegates at Clear Creek on the first Wednesday in January 1847 at half past 10 oclock A[.]M[.] Agreeable to request the Church appointed Eld[.] D[.] Mors[e][,] Deacons F[.] Hyatt[,] C[.] Strang and Br[.] J. Ingals Delegates[.]

Appointed Brethr[en] J[.] Ingals and A[.] Morian a committee to make arrangements conserning [sic] holding meeting[.]

 

Saturday January 9[,] 1847

Brothers and Sister[s] met at the west School Hous[e] agreeable to appointment[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr[.]

J[.] Cady Clk[.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone Moderat[or]

 

Saturday Febuay [sic] 13

Brothers and Sister[s] met at the North School hous[e] agreeable to appointment[.] Found a good union[.] Voted Sister Permely Price a Letter of Dissmission [sic][.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr[.]

 

Saturday March 13

The Regular Baptist Church met at the west Schoolhous[e] according to appointment for the purpose of Renewing Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayer[.] At the close of the Covenant meeting the Church Voted a Church meeting to be held at [?] on Saturday the 27 at 6[?] oclock PM to transact [?] thout [sic] best when met[.] Voted deacons? F. Hyatt[,] [?] Stone and [J.] Ingalls a committee to pr[ocure] preaching for the year ensuing[.]

Elder A. Stone mod.

J[.] Cady Ch[.] Cl[erk]

 

Saturday April [?]

Brothers and Sisters met according to Appointment at the North Schoolhous[e][.] Renewed covenant and found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and Cloed By Prayr[.]

 

Brothers and Sisters met at the west School Hous[e] according to appointment Saturday May 8[?][.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a good union[.] [Opened] and closed by Prayr [sic][.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone Mod[erator]

 

Saturday June 12 Brothers and Sisters met at the North School Hous[e] according to appointment[.] Renewed covenant[.] Found a good union[.] Opend and closed by Prayr [sic][.] [?] [Moderator]

 

Saturday July 12

Brothers and Sisters met at the west School hous[e] according to a former apointment [sic] [.] [Renewed Covenant.] Found a good union[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic][.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone M[oderator]

 

Saturday August 7

Brothers and Sisters met agreeable to appointment at the North School hous[e][.] Renewed Covenant[.] Found a good union[.] The church Voted to Send Delegates to the Domestick Missionary Society[.] Appointed four delegates Eld[.] A[.] Stone[,] Deacon J[.] Nash[,] Brethren J[.] Ingals & C[.] B[.] Crumb[.] Opend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic][.]

Eld[.] A[.] Stone [Moderator]

 

Saturday September 11 –

Brothers & Sisters agreeable to appointment met at the West School Hous[e][.] Renewed [Covenant.] Found a good union[.] The church voted [?] Sister Stone traveling letters[.]  Opend [sic] and Closed by Praye [sic] [.] Eld[.] A[.] Stone M[oderator]

 

Saturday October [9] [.] Brothers and Sisters met at the North School hous[e][.] [R]enewed Covenant[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pen[e]d and closed by pray[e]r[.]

 

Saturday Nov 13[.] Brothers and Sisters met at the West School house[.] Renewed Covnant [sic] Found a good union[.] Had a very solemn time[.] Seem to [?] met a great loss in the Death of our beloved Pastor A[r]za Stone[.] Voted that F[.] Mount [?] [?] [?]

 

Dec the 11[.] Brothren [sic] & Sisters met according to appointment at the North School House[.] Found a good union[.] Opend and closed by Prayr[.] [?] Mount Ch[.] Clerk

 

Jan the 8 – 1848[.] Breathren [sic] & Sisters met at Dea Strangs[.] Renewed Covanant [sic][.] Found a good union[.] Seem to feel the importance of being more engage[d] in the cause of Christ[.] Opend and [closed] by Prayer[.] F[.] Hyatt Moderator

 

Feb the 12 – 1848

Brethren & Sisters met according to appointment at the North School house[.] Renewed Covnant [sic][.] Found a good union[.] Opend and Close[d] by Prayer[.]

J[.] Nash Moderator

 

March the 11[.] Brethren & Sisters met at the West School house[.] Renewed Covnant [sic][.] Had a Comfortable time[.] At the Close of t he Covnant [sic] meeting on motion appointed Br[.] Clemant Strang to consult with B[.] C[.] Willoughby in regard to preaching with us the ensuing year[.] Opend [sic] an[d] close by Prayr[.]

F[.] Hyatt Mod[.]

 

March the 18[.] Breathren [sic] and Sisters met agreable [sic] to appointment at the North School house for a Conference meeting[.] Had a good Season[.] At the Close of the meeting Br[.] Strang Report heard and excepted [sic] and he was discharged[.] Opend [sic] and Closed by Prayer[.] Br[.] Everett Mod[erator]

 

April the 8[.] Breathren [sic] & Sisters met according to appointment at the North School house[.] Renewed Covnant[.] Our numbers was [sic] but few[.] Had a Comfortable time[.] Opend [sic] and Close[d] by Brayer [sic][.]

F[.] Mount Ch[.] Clerk

C[.] Strang Mod[.]

 

May the 13

Brethren & Sisters met agreeable to appointment at the West School house[.] Renewed Covnant [sic][.] Opened and Close[d] by Prayer[.] F[.] Mount Ch[.] Clerk

 

June 11 1848

Breathren [sic] & Sisters met agreeable to appointment met [sic] at the Freewill Baptist house[.] Renewed Covnant[.] Had a Comfortable time[.] Rev[.] B[.]C[.] Willoughby and Joanne his wife Presented their letter of Commendation to the Church[.] The Church Voted to receive them[.] [A]t the Close of the meeting the Church Voted five delegates to Sit with delegates from Sisters Churches for the purpose of affecting a union between the two Bodys [sic], viz[.] Connewango and Chautauque[.] B[.] C[.] Willoughby[,] Deas[.] J. Nash, C, Strang[,] F[.] Hyatt[,] J[.] Ingals our delegates[.] Opend [sic] and Close [sic] by Prayr [sic] [.]

B[.] C[.] Willoughby Mod[erator]

 

July 8th 1848

Brethren & Sisters met in Covenant Meeting at the Free Will Baptist Meeting House[.] Good degree of Union with those present.

Opened & Closed by Prayer[.]

 

August 12th 1848

Brethren & Sisters Met in Covenant Meeting at the F[.] Will Meeting House[.] Found a good degree of Union by all present[.]

Voted to delegate to the Association[.]

That Elder B[.] C[.] Willoughby[,] Dea[.] J[.] Nash[,] Fitch Hyatt & Clemant Strang & Brn[.] Furman Mount & Alfred Wilcox together with any other Brothers which Shall be present at the Association be our Delegates[.] Opened & Closed with Prayer[.]

 

Brethren & Sisters met in Covenant Meeting Sept[.] 9th 1848 at the F. W. B. Meeting House[.] Found a good degree of union. Opened & Closed by Prayer[.]

 

Brethren & Sisters met in Covenant Meeting Oct[.] 7th 1848 at the F. W. B. Meeting House[.] Found a good degree of Union by those present[.] Voted that we procure the Psalmist to use by the Choir. Opened & Closed by Prayer[.]

 

Nov[.] 11th 1848[.] Brethren & Sisters met at the Free Will Baptist Meeting House for Covenant Meeting. Found a good degree of Union by those present. Opened & Closed with Prayer[.]

 

Dec 10th 1848[.] Brethren & Sisters met at the West S[.] House for Covenant Meeting[.] Opened Meeting with Prayer by Br[.] Alfred Wilcox[.] A good number present. Had an excellent time[.] Closed with Prayer by Father Mount[.]

 

Jany[.] 11th 1849 Baptist Church Dedicated their House to the Service of Almighty God[.] Prayer By Brother A[.] Frink[.] Reding [sic] of Scriptures By Brother Handy[.] Service by Brother Way[.] Remarks to church by Eld[.] Handy[.] Closing Pryaer By Rev[.] B[.]C[.] Willoughby[.]

 

Jany[.] 13th 1848[.] Brethren & Sisters met at their House[.] Opened by Prayer By Broth[.] Jesse Howard[.] The Spirit of God appeared in our midst[.] Eight Candidates offered themselves for Immersion and were received[.] Brother J[.] D[.] Wheeler Received by letter[.] Closed By Prayer By Eld[.] Willoughby[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler appointed Ch[.] Clerk[.] Brother Joseph Cady and Sister Faith R[.] Cady dismissed by letter[.]

 

Jany[.] 20th 1849[.] Meeting held[.] Candidates offered themselves for Immersion[.] Closed by Prayer by Eld[.] Willoughby[.]

 

Feby[.] 10th 1849[.] Held a meeting[.] A goodly number of present[.] Brethren enjoyed an excellent Season[.] Two candidates offered themselves and were received[.] B[r]other Willoughby gave notice of intention to leave at the end of three months[.] Church were anxious for him to continue another year[.]

 

Feby[.] 11 1849[.] Meeting held at Baptist House[.] [T]wo[?] received as members after Immersion Mch[.] 10 1849 meeting held at Baptist House[.] Large number present[.] Three United by Experience and after baptism admitted to membership[,] Viz[.] Wm[.] Bullock[,] Almira Bullock and Mary Bulluck. Alfred Wilcox presented a letter of commendation and also a certificate of credence in relation to his call for the ministry and recommendation for Christian Fellowship[.] [G]ood feeling manifested by all present[.] Voted to ask of the State Convention fifty Dollars[.]

 

April 7th 1849[.] Meeting held at Baptist House[.] A large number present[.] Much of the influence of the Holy Spirit manifest in the cheerfulness with which each spoke of the dealings of God with their Souls[.] Quite a deep interest for the Salvation of Sinners and ex[h]ortation for Professors to live near the bleeding side[?] of the dear Redeemer[.]  Three offered themselves to the Church and were received for Baptism[.] Some of the old members present that have been excluded[.] The Spirit laid hold of them and others (now members) and as a natural consequence Seemed to Stir up their pure minds by way of remembrance and were almost inclined to run together like two drops of water that cannot be separated[.]

J[.]D[.] Wheeler Church Clerk

 

June 9th 1849[.] Meeting called in good Season[.] A good degree of feeling manifest[.] Broth[er] John Essex united by letter[.] Bro[.] J.B. Babcock Spoke at considerable length[.] Seemed to talk as though he again desired a Standing with the Church[.]

 

July 7th 1849[.] Meeting called in good Season[.] Quite a number present[.] Seemed to be much contrition of Spirit and brokenness of heart[.] Brother Artimas Chapin united by letter[.] J[.]D[.] Wheeler Church Clk[.]

 

Aug[.] 11 1849[.] Meeting commenced at the hour appointed[.] Many Free Will Brethren present[.] The Love of God seemed Shed abroad in the heart[.] The Spirit of God is got with us[.] Thanks be to our God who give us an earnest of our inheritance[.] Three related their experience and expressed a wish to be baptized and unite with the Church. May God Still add to Zion of Such as Shall be Saved[.] Voted that Brother Ebenezer Knapp[?] have a Letter of Commendation[.] Br[.] Alfred Willcox have a license to Preach the Gospel[.] Voted as Delegates to Association B[.]C[.] Willoughby[,] Andrew Arnold[,] D[.] Stone[,] J[.]D[.] Wheeler[,] Fitch Hyatt and any Member who may attend be considered a delegate[.]

 

Sept 8th 1849[.] Meeting held at Meeting House[.] Had a joyful Season[.] Many members present[.] Voted to receive Bro[.] & Sister Sweetland by letter[.] Geo[.] Dunning related Experience[.] Voted to receive him after Baptism[.] Heard Call from South East Stockton Church for Pastor & Brethren to Dedicate House and Ordain Bro[.] Waterman[.] Voted to Send B[.] C[.] Willoughby[,] Brethren A[.] Wilcox[,] Fitch Hyatt and any Bro[.] who may attend[.] Received the labor of Brethren J[.] B[.] Tanner & C[.] Strang with Bro[.] N[.] Morian[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clerk

 

Oct[.] 13 1849[.] Brethren & Sisters met as usual[.] Good feelings exhibited[.] Sister Malinda M[.] Cullar [?] related her experience with view of Baptism[.]

 

Nov[.] 4 [1849] Church Meeting held[.] After previous & present consideration the Church came to conclusion to make a Public confession in relation to the treatment in the case of Bro[.] Samuel Walker[.] The following is a Copy[.] “It is well known to Many that a difficulty has existed for Some time in this Church in relation to relation to [sic] her acts in the case of Father Walker And in reviewing those acts we have been led to See that the complaints against him were received in a wrong manner and in the greater part of her action from beginning to end in regard to him manifested a wrong Spirit and varied from the Gospel rule which bids us to labor to Save an erring Brother[.] And as we by a wrong Spirit have done him an injury as a member of the Church and others who felt aggrieved in consequence as well as the Cause we So much love We publicly confess that wrong and deeply regret our past doings in respect to him and the injurious consequences that have followed[.]

Done by order of the Church[,]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Ch[.] Clk[.]

 

Nov[.] 10th 1849[.] Meeting held at the Baptist House[.] A good union prevailed[.] Most of the Members present[.] Bro[.] John B[.] Babcock requested to unite with the Church. Voted to receive him and was received[.]

 

Jany[.] 12th 1850[.] Met in Covenant capacity[.] Most of the Members present[.] Union of feeling prevailed[.] Some Signs of a revival[.] Bro[.] Chester Hildum related his trials in relation to public[?] Labors[.] Likewise Bro[.] J[.] B[.] Babcock[.] Church appointed meeting Jany[.] 19th to examine into their calls [?] [.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Church Clk[.]

 

Feby 9th 1850[.] Brethren and Sisters met in Covenant at Baptist House[.] All seemed ready & waiting to renew Covenant with a Covenant keeping God. The Spirit of the Lord was in our midst and it was a rejoicing time. Sister Malvina Hinche related her Christian Experience with view of obeying Jesus on the morrow and uniting with us in Pilgrimage toward the heavenly Canaan. Moved that we take up the requests of Breth[.] Hildum & Babcock in relation to more public labors the 23 inst. Opened & Closed by Prayer[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Church Clk[.]

 

Mch[.] 9th 1850[.] Met in Covenant. Opened by Prayer[.] A large number present[.] Some Free Will Brethren present[.] The most cheerfulness exhibited that has been exhibited for a long time. All filled with gratitude to God for his mercies. Joseph Kent present a remarkable era in the history of this Town. Aaron Ells & Wm[.] S[.] Bullock offered themselves to the Church. Voted to receive them after Baptism[.] Closed by Prayer[.] J[.] D. Wheeler Ch[.] Clerk

 

April 13th 1850[.] Met in Covenant Meeting[.] Opened by Prayer[.] Quite a large number present. God manifested his Power in our midst. One Sinner S[.] Steward cried powerfully to God for Mercy. Had a Season long to be remembered on account of the manifestation of God’s presence. Closed by Prayer. Christian order met with us[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Ch[.] Clk[.]

 

April 20th 1850[.] Met in Conference meeting[.] Had a rejoicing Season[.] Smith Wm[.] Hyatt[,] Chauncey Knapp & Clarissa Tanner offered themselves to the Church and on following day Azariel[?] Fairchild offered himself and they were all Babtized [sic][.]

 

May 11th 1850[.] Met in Covenant Meeting[.] Had an excellent Season[.] The Spirit and Power of the Most High yet with us[.] One related her Christian experience with view of uniting with the Church[.] One added by Letter[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Church Cl[erk]

 

June[.] Clk[.] absent[.]

 

July 13[.] Church met in Covenant[.] 66 members present[.] Had a rejoicing Season. More so than have had in Some time[.] Good degree of union[.] Opened and closed by Prayer[.] Br[.] Stephen Benedict[?] received by Letter[.] J[.]D[.] Wheeler Chh[.] Clk[.]

 

Aug[.] 9th Church met in Covenant[.] Much of the Spirit of Christ manifest[.] Arrangements were made for the Sitting of the Association with us[.] El[.] B[.]C[.] Willoughby & J[.]D[.] Wheeler appointed to write Letter Delegated as follows[:]

A[.] Wilcox

A[.] Fairchild

A[.] Arnold

S[.] W[.] Hyatt

S[.] S[.] Benedict

Wm[.] S[.] Bullock

Rev[.] B[.]C[.] Willoughby

F[.] Hyatt

C[.] Hildum

J[.] Nash

D[.] Stone

Ira Tanner

J[.] B[.] Babcock

C[.] Strang

A[.] Ells

L[.] L[.] Sweetland

 

Com[.] for Distribution of Delegates[:] J[.]D[.] Wheeler[,] F[.] Hyatt[.] A[.] Fairchild[.]

Com[.] for Distributing Teams & c[:] A[.] Ells[,] Willis & Willard[?] Hyatt, Peter Bullock[,] E[.] Hildum[,] Seth Wheeler[?][,] Wm[.] Morian & Chas[.] Crumb[.]

Com[.] to Superintend Provision & Setting of Table[:]

Bro[.] & Sist[.] Bullock

“ “ Morian

“ “ Hildum

“ “ Ingalls

Bros[.] J[.] B[.] Babcock

“ A[.] Wilcox

“ J[.] Nash

Sister A[.] Arnold

“ R[.] Hinche

 

Appointed Meeting Monday Sept[.] 2d[.] Closed by Prayer[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Church Clk[.]

 

Oct[.] Clerk Absent[.] Sister Worden had a letter of dismissal[.]

 

Nov 9[.] Met in Covenant [.] Good number present[.] Much union of Spirit[.] Appointed church meeting Nov 11th[.] Opened and closed by Prayer[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clerk

 

Nov 11th 1850[.] Met in Church Meeting[.] Opened by Prayer[.] Heard the complaint of Brother J[.] B[.] Tanner against Brother Morian for willful neglect of the attendance upon the appointments of the Church[.] Moved and Seconded that a Committee of three be appointed to visit Bro[.] Morian[.] Carried[.] Moved that Brethren F[.] Hyatt; S[.] S[.] Benedict; and J[.] D[.] Wheeler be the Committee[.] Carried[.] Moved that each Male Member furnish ½ cord Stove wood. Carried[.] Moved that J[.] B[.] Babcock & J[.] D[.] Wheeler be a committee to See to wood & Lights[.] Carried[.] Moved that Bro[.] Stone & Bro[.] Ells be a committee to collect arrearages due B[.] C[.] Willoughby[.] Carried[.] Moved that the Church Select Some Brother to visit those that are in background or are cold and do not attend the ordinances of the Lords House[.] Carried[.]

J[.] B[.] Babcock to visit Lawrence Price[.]

Fitch Hyatt to visit Edmund Ingalls[.]

Fitch Hyatt visit Wallace Hildum[.]

Demas Stone to visit Daniel Wilcox[.]

A[.] Fairchild to visit Harlow Wilcox[.]

Suggested to Church to consul in relation to choice of a Deacon[.] Moved and Seconded that Bro[.] J[.] B[.] Babcock be restored to the office of Deacon[.] Carried[.] Moved and Seconded that Brother J[.] D[.] Wheeler be released from the office of Clerk and Bro[.] A[.] J[.] Fairchild be appointed[.] Carried[.]

 

Dec[.] 7[.] Met in Covenant[.] 32 members present[.] Very good meeting[.] Weather inclement, yet more could have got there[.] Opened and closed by prayer[.] J[.]D[.] Wheeler Ch[.] Clerk

 

Jany[.] 11th 1851[.] Church met in Covenant[.] Good degree of union[.] Fifty-two members present[.] Committee Reported in case of Brother A[.] Morian[.] No success[.] Report accepted[.] Committee discharged[.] Moved to rest for present in regard to labor with him and ask him to meet in Covenant next meeting[.] Carried[.] Voted Brethren Deacon F[.] Hyatt[,] S[.] W[.] Hyatt[,] Willard & Willis Hyatt[,] Sisters Electa Hyatt[,] Clarissa Hyatt[,] Christiana Hyatt and Susan Hyatt Letters of Dismission[.] Jairus Nash appointed Church Clerk[.] Closed by prayer[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Ch[.] Clerk

 

Jany[.] 12th At a church meeting held at the close of the afternoon Service it was on motion Voted.

That Rev. B.C. Willoughby, Deacons C[.] Strang[,] J[.] Nash, (and such other brethren as many attend) be appointed delegates to attend the Semi-annual Meeting of the Association to be held at Clear Creek, on the [T]uesday preceding, the second Wednesday in Feb. next.

Jairus Nash Ch. Cerk.

B.C. Willoughby Modr[.]

 

January 13th, 1851. Met in church Meeting pursuant to previous notice. [O]pened by prayer. The following Resolution was unanimously adopted.

Resolved That we kindly, earnestly and importunately Entreat brethren not to jeopardize their usefulness and the peace of the church, to sustain a membership in Secret Societies.

On Motion, Voted that Br. A[.] J[.] Fairchild be church Clerk.

Closed by prayer.

Jairus Nash, Ch. Clk[.]

B.C. Willoughby Modr[.]

 

March 8th met in Covenant[.] Good number present[.] Much union of Spirit[.] Sister Margret Strang called for leter [sic][.] Voted that a leter [sic] be given[.] Opened and Closed by prayer[.]

A[.] J[.] Fairchild Ch[.] Clk[.]

B[.] C[.] Willoughby Modr[.]

 

April 12th Church met in Covenant[.] 40 members present[.] A good deegre [sic] of union manefested [sic] [.] Committies [sic] appointed to circulate subscription for Brother Sweatland labour as Sexton[.] Brother Wheeler appointed to see about geting [sic] the money for Elder Jones[.] Opened & Cosed [sic] by prayer[.]

A[.] J[.] Fairchild Clk[.]

B[.] C[.] Willoughby Modr[.]

 

April 13th voted that Sister Betsy Taner [sic] have a letter[.]

 

May 17th 1851 Church met in C[o]venant[.] 40 members present[.] Good degree of union manifested[.] Brother Inggals & others appointed to circulate subscription for The purpose[e] of raising funds for Elder [F]uller[.] Opened & Closed [sic] By prayer[.]

J[.] Nash Mod[.]

  1. Fairchild Clk[.]

 

June 7th 1851[.] Church met in Covenant According to Appointment[.] 20 present[.] A Good degree of union was manifested[.] Bro[t]hers Inggals & Nash wer[e] Appointed to Consumate [sic] a bargin [sic] with Elder [F]uller for the present year[.] J[.] Nash Mod. A[.] Fairchild clk[.] [The following note appears in the margin.] Voted that Broth[er] Alfred Miller[?] hav[e] a leter [sic][.]

 

Saturday July 12, 1851

Church met in covenant[.] [A] Good number present[.] A good degree of union manifested[.] Voted that The Bretheren [sic] bee prepared to Make choise [sic] of A Deacon at our Next covenant meeting[.] Opened And closed by prayer[.]

C[.] Strang Mod[.]

A[.] Fairchild clk[.]

 

Aug 9th 1851[.] Church met in Covenant[.] Good degree of union[,] about 40 present[.] Brother B[.] C[.] Crumb and Sister Sarah Crumb wer[e] admitted as members By leter [sic] from the [M]ayvill[e] church[.] J[.] Ingals[,] J[.] Nash[,] J[.] D[.] Wheeler & others apointed [sic] Dellegates [sic] to the Association[.] Voted that the appointment of deacon be defered [sic] untill [sic] the next meeting[.]

Opened and Closed By Prayer[.]

B[.] C[.] Willoughby Mod[.]

A[.] Fairchild clk[.]

 

Sept[.] 13[,] 1851

Church met in covenant as usual[.] Voted that there bee [sic] a Church meeting held Saturday S[e]pt[.] 27[.]

Opened by prayer[.]

H. Fuller, Mod[.]

A. Fairchild, ch. Clk[.]

 

At a Church meeting of the Baptist Church of Cherry Creek held pursuant to appointment at their house of worship Sept. 27, 1851, 14 bretheren [sic] being present[,] it was Resolved that our Pastor be the standing moderator of the Church[.] Voted that C[.] B[.] Crumb act as Clk pro te[m][.]

On motion the Church then voted by ballot for a bro[.] to fill the office of Deacon & elected broter [sic] [F]urman Mount[.]

Wheras [sic] Committees Were appointed Nov[.] 9[,] 1850 to visit dlinquent [sic] members & hav[e] not reported terefore [sic] Resolved that the folowing [sic] com[mittee] visit as follous [sic][:]

Brother Essex & Strang to visit Bro[.] Stephen Bullock & Bro[.] Price & family[.]

Bro[.] Ingals & Adams  “  “   Daniel Willcox[.]

Bro[.] Tanner & Nash  “  “  Hiram W. Haldum[,] Edmund Ingals[.]

Voted that the hand of fellowship be withdrawn Bro[.] Anthony Morian for willfully neglecing [sic] to attend the Appointments of the Church & that Bro[.] Stone notify him of the action of the Church in referance [sic] to his case[.]

Voted that each Bro[.] of the Church be requerd [sic] to furnish ½ cord of stove wood at the Church by January[.] Voted that Bro[.] Sweatland have the subscription raised for Sexton hire amounting to about $7 to bee [sic] Collected by himself for acting as Sexton for this Church untill [sic] May 1, 1852[.]

Adgourned [sic] at meet again 4 weeks from this day at 1 O Clock P[.] M[.]

Meeting opened & Closed by Prayer[.]

H[.] Fuller Moderator

C[.] B[.] Crumb Clerk Pro tem

 

At a church meeting at the Baptist ch[.] of Cherry Creek held at their House of worship pursuant to adgournment [sic] Oct[.] 25, 1851[,] 7 brn[.] being present[.] C[.] B[.] Crumb was appointed Clk[.] pro tem[.] Bro[.] Nash from the committee appointed to Visit Bro[.] Ingals & Hildum reported that he had Visited & labored with Bro[.] Edmund Ingals & that they Could give no evidence of his intentions to take up his walk with the Church[,] that Bro[.] Hiram W. Hilldum manifested animosity towards members of the Church & no disp[o]sition to renew his standing[.] Report accepted & committee discharged[.] The adgustment of the labour with these breth[.] was deferd [sic] untill [sic] the next Church meeting on account of the fewness of members now present[.]

The committee on the case of Bro[.] Willcox through Bro[.] Ingals reported that they had not acted & they were continued[.]

[A]n application of Jhon W[.] Crumb[,] Levi Crumb[,] Avery [?] Crumb fir eldmition [sic] as members of this Church on profession was r[e]ceived & Bro[.] Nash[,] J[.] Ingals & F[.] Mount were appointed a committee to examine the grounds of their application[.]

Adgourned [sic] to meet again at the close of the Covenant Meeting. The Meeting opened & Closed by prayer[.]

C[.] B[.] Crumb Clk[.] Pro tem

H[.] Fuller Moderator

 

Cherry Creek Sattuarday [sic] Nov[.] 8, 1851

Church met in Covenant about[,] 40 members present[.] Com[m]ittee appointed on singing school[:] S[.] Adams[,] C[.] B[.] Crumb[,] J[.] Ingals[.] Voted that a Church meeting be held Sat[ur]day the 22[.] S[.] Stone appointed to col[l]ect the money on Elder Willoughby subscription[.]

Meeting opened by prayer[.]

H[.] Fuller Mod[.]

A[.] Fairchild Clk[.]

 

Cherry Crek [sic] Sattuarday Dec[.] 13th 1851

Church met in Covenant[.] A good number present[.] Voted that leters [sic] of dismission be given to Bro[.] & Sister Strang[.] Church meeting appointed to be held Satuarday [sic] the 20th[.]

Meeting opened by prayer[.]

H[.] Fuller Mod[.]

A[.] J[.] Fairchild Clerk

 

A Church meeting of the Baptist Church of Cherry Creek was appointed & publicly notifide [sic] on Sunday Dec[.] 28 1851 to be held on Satuarday [sic] Jan[.] 3d 1852 at one O clock P[.]M[.]

 

At a Church meeting held Jan[.] 3d 1852 pursuant to appoint[ment][.] C[.] B[.] Crumb was chosen Clerk pro tem[.]

Voted that the hand of fellowship be withdrawn from Hiram W[.] Hildum & Edmund Ingals for disorderly walk[.]

The commitie [sic] in the case of Bro[.] Willcox that they had not visited him continued[.] The commitie [sic] in the case of Bro[.] Stephen Bullock[,] Bro[.] Prices fomely [sic] reported that Brothers Joseph & David Price gave evidence of refirmation [sic] that they had visited Bro[.] Stephen Bullock and found him in dout [sic] about his christian experience[.] The report was accepted and the commitie [sic] discharged & further labours with Bro[.] Joseph Price[,] Stephen Bullock was suspended & Wm[.] Bullock[,] F[.] C[.] Mount were appointed a commitie [sic] to continue the labour with Bro[.] David Price[.] The commitie [sic] on the applic[a]tion of John W[.] Crumb[,] Levi Crumb & Anny[?] Crumb reported favourably[.]

Resolved that they bee [sic] recived [sic] provider [sic] their Christian experience on its relation to the church shall be deemed Satisactory[.]

The report was accepted & the committee discharged[.]

Meeting opened & cosed [sic] by prayer[.]

C[.]B[.] Crumb Clerk protem [sic]

H[.] Fuller Moderator

 

On Satuarday P[.] M[.] Jan 1th the Covenant meeting of the Church was well attended by the bretheren [sic] & sisters & by Jhon [sic] W[.] Crumb[,] Levi Crumb[,] Anny[?] Crumb who related there [sic] christian experience to the Church which by the vote of the Church was considered satisfatry [sic] recived [sic] as members of this Church[.]

A[.] J[.] Fairchild Clerk

H[.] Fuller Moderator

 

Satuarday [sic] Feb[.] 7th 1852

 

The Church met in covenant as usual[,] about 20 members present[.] Good degree of union[.] By a vote of the Church Hosea Fuller & wife were admit[t]ed as members by leter [sic] Opend [sic] & closed by prayer[.]

A[.] J[.] Fairchild Clerk

H[.] Fuller Moderator

 

Covenant meetings were held in March & April as usual[,] but the clerk being absent no record was made of it[.]

 

May 8th 1852

The Church met in Covenant meeting[.] 25 members present[.] The committee [sic] for getting subscription to sustain preaching the present year Reported that they had got 100 & 3 dollars Subscribed[.] On motion the commtee [sic] was discharged[.] Meeting opened & closed By prayr[.] A[.] H[.] Fairchild Clk[.]

 

June 12th 1852

Church met in Covenant Meeting – renewed covenant, found a good degree of union. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J[.] Nash Modr[.]

 

July 10th

Met in Covenant meeting; not a large attendance, renewed Covenant, union much the same as heretofore. Opened and closed by prayer. H. Fuller Modr[.]

J. Nash Clerk Pro. tem.

 

Saturday August 7th 1852

Met in covenant meeting, thinly attended, a good degree of union. At the close of the covenant Meeting it was Resolved that a church Meeting be held on Saturday the 21st day of August inst[.] at one oclock P.M. to consider the request of Mrs. Mercy Babcock, and to tran[s]act such other business as may be deemed necessary. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

H. Fuller Modr[.]

J. Nash Clerk Pro Tem

 

August 21st 1852

Met pursuant to appointment[.] The committee appointed to visit Br. Daniel S. Wilcox Reported that they had visited him, found him in a cold state, but not obstinate, recommend that the church bear with him at present. Committee discharged.

Br. Furman Mount in behalf of the Committee appointed to visit Br. David Price Reports that he met him at a Raising, heard him use a great deal of profane Language[.] [R]eproved him for it but the reproof availed nothing. Br. Tanner saw him at the Store[.] [H]eard him swear[.] Reproved him. “[S]aid he could not help it[.]” [H]as been seen intoxicated. Report accepted and Committee discharged[.]

Resolved that the Hand of Fellowship be withdrawn from Br. David Price for profanity and intemperance.

Several Brethren Reported that they had conversed with Bro. Lawrence Price. He was profane and when reproved was more so. [S]aid he had no desire to be in the church, and has neglected the meeting of the church for several years. Therefore[,] Resolved that the hand of fellowship be withdrawn from him for [his] profanity and disorderly walk.

Whereas Br. Haslow Wilcox Having Escaped from a civil officer while under arrest has gone to parts unknown. Therefore, Resolved that the hand of fellowship be withdrawn from him.

Resolved that the request of Sr. Amy Ann Babcock for a letter be granted.

Resolved that a committee of three be appointed to converse with Mrs. Babcock in regard to her request to be received into the fellowship of the church and having a letter of dismission. Committee, B. B. Tanner[,] Chester Hildum[,] Furman Mount[.]

Resolved that delegates be appointed to attend the association at Nashville[,] Viz. Rev. H. Fuller[,] Deacons J. Nash[,] F[.] Mount and Br. Silas Adams and Jared Ingals.

Resolved that Rev. H. Fuller and J. Nash be appointed to write the letter to the association[.] Opened and closed by prayer. Adjourned to Saturday the 28th inst[.] at 4 P[.]M.

J. Nash Clerk Pro Tem

H. Fuller Modr.

 

August 28th 1852.

Church met pursuant to adjournment, meeting opened by prayer.

Brother F[.] Mount of the committee appointed to converse with Mrs. Babcock, Reported that he had a short interview with her, & that she said if anyone had anything against her, they ought to come to her with it.

It was then moved and seconded, that Mrs. M. Babcock be restored to the fellowship of the church. After some remarks for and against the Motion it was decided in the negative.

The letter to the association presented by J. Nash was adopted.

Meeting adjourned Sine die.

Closed by prayer.

H. Fuller Modr.

J. Nash Clerk Pro. tem

 

September 11th 1852.

Church met in Covenant Meeting[.] Thirty one members present, Renewed covenant. Union tolerably good.

At the close of the covenant Meeting the request of Mrs[.] Babcock, to have in writing the reasons why the church could not restore her to membership, was laid before the church by J[.] Nash, and the following resolutions in answer thereto was passed[.]

Resolved That we believe that Mrs[.] Babcock did wrong in withdrawing from the church and refusing to walk with them and therefore we cannot consistently restore her to membership without a satisfactory confession of said wrong[.]

H. Fuller Modr[.]

J. Nash Clerk Pro tem

 

Saturday Oct[.] 9th 1852[.]

Brethren and Sisters met and renewed covenant[.] Eighteen present[.] Union much the same as heretofore[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

H. Fuller Modr[.]

J. Nash Clerk Pro. tem.

 

Saturday Nov. 13th 1852

Nineteen members met in covenant meeting[.] [R]enewed covenant – union good – Opened and closed by prayer.

H. Fuller Modr[.]

J. Nash

Clerk Pro.tem.

 

December 11th 1852

Met in covenant Meeting[.] 15 members present, renewed covenant – union good – opened and closed by prayer[.]

H[.] Fuller Modr.

J. Nash, Clerk Pro.tem.

 

Saturday Jan. 8th 1853.

Twenty five Brethren and Sisters met in covenant Meeting, renewed Covenant[.] Union good[.] Sister ___ Main formerly a member of the church in Villenova (now extinct) at her request was received into the fellowship of the church[.] Open[e]d and closed by prayer.

J. Nash, Clerk Pro tem

H. Fuller, Modr.

 

Jan. 8th 1853

At the close of the covenant meeting a church Meeting was held and it was Resolved that the hand of fellowship be withdrawn from Cebelia Goodrich for gross lewdness.

J[.] Nash, Clerk Protem.

H. Fuller modr.

 

Saturday February 12th 1853.

Church Met in  Covenant Meeting[.] Fifteen present – Renewed Covenant. Open[ed] and closed by prayer.

H. Fuller, Modr.

J. Nash Clerk Pro.tem.

 

March 12th 1853.

Church met in Covenant Meeting on the Saturday preceding the 2d Sabbath in march instant – After renewing Covenant (although there were but few present) appointed a Committee to procure preaching the ensuing year. Br. James D. Wheeler[,] Deac. Furman Mount and Br. Jared Ingals were appointed such committee.

H. Fuller Pastor

 

Saturday April 9th 1853.

Brethren and Sisters met in covenant meeting, renewed Covenant[.] [U]nion good, about twenty five present. Br. Demas Stone requested a letter of Commendation, request granted by a Resolve of the church. It was also further Resolved that Jairus Nash be clerk of the church. Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Ch. Clerk

H. Fuller, Modr.

 

Saturday May 7th 1853,

Church met in Covenant meeting, renewed covenant[.] [U]nion good[.] [N]umber rather small, [sic] Opened and closed by prayer.

H. Fuller, Modr.

J. Nash Ch. Clerk

 

June 11th, 1853,

Church met in Covenant meeting[.] Renewed covenant but few present. Eld. Fuller presented the request of Bro. L. L. Sweatland for a letter of dismission[.] Bro. J[.] D[.] Wheeler objected and charged Br. Sweatland with dishonesty. It was therefore Resolved that the request for a letter should not be granted at present.

It was further resolved that the clerk notify Bro. S. of Bro. Wheeler’s charge, and of the above resolution. Opened & closed by prayer.

J. Nash Ch. Clerk[,] present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

July 9th 1853 –

A few Brethren and sisters met in covenant meeting and renewed covenant, opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk[,] Absent

H. Fuller Modr.

 

August 13th 1853 –

Brethren and sisters met in covenant meeting – about 20 present[.] Renewed covenant[.] [U]nion good. At the close o the covenant meeting it was

Resolved that Eld H. Fuller and Brn. John Essex[,] James D. Wheeler and A. J. Fairchild together with such other Brethren as may attend be delegates to the association[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Ch. Clerk[,] present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. September 10th 1853 –

Twenty four Brethren and Sisters met and renewed Covenant. Sister Nancy Brown requested a letter of commendation and dismission. Request granted.

A request from the Church in Napoli was presented by the Moderator, desiring the Church to send their Pastor and one or more brethren to advise and Judge in their difficulty with Eld[.] Raymond on the 20th of Sept. inst.

Resolved that Eld. H[.] Fuller and Brethren J. Ingals & J. Nash be delegated to attend the council in compliance with said request. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J[.] Nash Clerk[,] present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. Oct. 8th 1853.

Covenant Meeting attended by a small number[.] [R]enewed covenant[.] [U]nion good. Br. John Durfee requested to be admitted on a letter from the Clear Creek Church to the Church in Leon. Request granted. On motion it was

Resolved that there be a church meeting two weeks from this date at 1 P[.]M[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk[,] Present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Oct. 22d 1853 –

A church meeting was held this day pursuant to appointment – and it was resolved that each male member furnish ½ a cord of wood by the first day of Jan. next.

Resolved that a subscription be circulated to procure some person to make fires[,] sweep and take charge of the meeting house. Bro. F. Mount having procuded Table costing $3.50 – The following Persons paid or agreed to pay the sums set against their respective names[:]

Jairus Nash 25 cts

H. Fuller 75 [cts]

Geo. Dunning 50 [cts]

James D. Wheeler 50 [cts]

John B. Babcock 50 [cts]

Jared Ingals 50 [cts]

Furman Mount 50 [cts]

Opened and closed by prayer – Adjourned Sine Die.

J. Nash Clerk

H. Fuller Mod’r.

 

Sat. Nov. 12th 1853. –

Brethren and sisters met in covenant Meeting. Renewed Covenant[.] Union the same as heretofore – about 20 present. Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk Present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. December 10th 1853 –

Covenant Meeting attended by twenty four Brethren and Sisters – Renewed Covenant[.] [A] good degree of union . Opened and closed by prayer[.]

Furman Mount Modr.

J. Nash Clerk  present

 

Sat. Jan. 7th 1854. –

Covenant meeting attended by fourteen or fifteen Brethren & Sisters[.] [R]enewed Covenant. Opened & closed by prayer.

H. Fuller Mod.

J. Nash Clerk  absent

 

Saturday Feb[.] 11th 1854

Brethren and Sisters met in Covenant meeting[.] Twenty five present. Renewed Cove[na]nt[.] [U]nion good[.] Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J. Nash Clerk   Present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. March 11th 1854.

Brethren and Sisters met as usual for Covenant Meeting[.] Number small[.] [R]enewed Covenant. Cebelia Goodrich requested to be restored to the church – whereupon it was

Resolved that a Committee be appointed to converse with her, viz[.] Eld. Fuller and Brethren J. Ingals and D. Stone together with their wives[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   absent

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. April 8th 1854

Covenant Meeting attended by twenty six Brethren and Sisters[.] Renewed Covevnant. No appearance of Disunion. The following brethren were appointed a Commotee [sic] to circulate a subscription to procure preaching for the ensuing year[,] Viz[.] Jas. D. Wheeler[,] Furman Mount[,] Andrew J. Arnold[,] Jared Ingals and. [sic]

Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. May 18th 1854

Brethren and Sisters met in Covenant Meeting[.] 28 present[.] [R]enewed Covenant[.]

___ Boosner an excluded member from the Forestville Church requested to be admitted, whereupon a Committee of three was appointed to enquire into the circumstances of his exclusion; viz[.] Elder H. Fuller[,] J. Ingals and J. Nash.

Mrs. Jane Mount related her experience and requested baptism and admittance[.] [R]equest granted. Bogardus Blaisdell and Catherine S. Blaisdell after relating their Experience were received having been previously baptized[.]

Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. June 10th 1854 –

Brethren and Sisters met to renew covenant – Pretty good attendance – Mrs. C. Gardner related her experience and requested baptism and admittance. Voted to grant her request[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sunday June 25 1854[.] A request from brethren at Ellington Center to have the Pastor and one or two lay Brethren attend a council on the sixth day of July next, for the purpose of Extending fellowship to them as a church was presented by Eld[.] Fuller and in compliance with said request Eld. H. Fuller and Br. John Essex and Jairus Nash were chosen to attend said council.

J. Nash Clerk

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. July 8th 1854

Church met in Covenant meeting [and] renewed covenant[.] Something over 20 present[.] Renewed Covenant. [U]nion tolerably good[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sunday July 23[.] Sarah Price having present a request for a letter of dismission through Eld[.] H. H. Phelps, It was voted to grant said request[.]

J. Nash Ch. Clerk

 

Sat. August 12th. Met as usual in covenant meeting[.] Renewed covenant[,] about the usual number present. Made choice of Eld[.] H. Fuller[,] Deacons J. Nash & F. Mount & Br. J. Ingals as Delegates to attend the association at Ellington.

Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J. Nash Clk   Present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

Sat. September 9th:

Church met in Covenant meeting[,] over 20 present, renewed Covenant[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

Voted a letter of commendation to Sister Lucy Curtis[.]

H. Fuller Modr.

J. Nash Clerk   present

 

Sat. October 9th 1854.

Met in Covenant Meeting. [F]ifteen present[.] Renewed Covevnant[.] No particular signs of disunion. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J. Nash Clerk    present

H. Fuller Modr.

 

1854 Oct[.] 29[.] A church meeting was held this day in consequence of reports about Eld[.] Fuller and his decling [sic] to preach after the first of Nov. [I]n consequence of said reports, and after hearing his views and Explanations and the remarks of brethren present it was unanimously,

Resolved to request Eld[.] Fuller to continue his labors with us till [sic] the first of May next.

H. Fuller Modr.

J. Nash Clerk   present

 

Sat. Nov[.] 18th 1854

Brethren and sisters met to renew covenant[.] [A]bout a dozen present[.] Opened and closed by prayer[.] J. Nash Modr[.] and Clerk

 

Sat. December 9th 1854 – Brethren & sisters met to renew covenant but few present. J. Nash presented the request of Eld[.] Fuller for a letter of dismission for himself and wife, request granted. Br. A. Ells [?] asked for a letter of dismission for himself and wife. [G]ranted. [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   present

Furman Mount, Modr[.]

 

Sat. January 13th 1855.

Brethren and Sisters met[,] renewed Covenant. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

F. Mount Mod.

J. Nash Clerk   Present.

 

Sat. February 10th – 55

Brethren and Sisters met as usu[al] in Covenant Meeting[,] renewed Covenant. And made choice of Deac. F. Mount & Brethren A. Fairchild and A. J. Arnold as delegates to the Semi-Annual meeting of the association to be held with the church in Leon.

Opened and closed by prayer[.]

Jairus Nash Clerk    absent

Furman Mount, Modr.

 

Sat. March 10th 1855.

Brethren and Sisters met as usual. Renewed Covenant, and made choice of Br. J. Ingals & Deac. F[.] Mount as a committee to procure preaching[.]

Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   absent

F[.] Mount Modr.

 

Sat. April 7th 1855

Brethren and sisters met[.] Renewed Covenant[.] Opened and closed by Prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   absent

F. Mount Modr.

 

Sat. May 12th 1855

Brethren and Sisters met, numbers few, Renewed Covenant. Opened and closed by prayer.

Furman Mount Modr.

J. Nash Clerk   Present

 

Sat. June 9th 1855

Brethren and Sisters met as usual. Renewed Covenant. A request from the first church in Hanover was presented desiring the church to send delegates to sit in Council for the purpose of Examining, & if thought Expedient ordaining Br. H. Frink. Deac. F[.] Mount & Br[.] J[.] Ingals were appointed Delegates[.] Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J[.] Nash Clerk   absent

F. Mount  Modr[.]

 

Sat. June 23d 1855

Brethren and Sisters met to hear the Experience of Sister Eliza Minne[?] who requested admission to the church, after hearing her Experience, it was Resolved that she be received after Baptism.

D. Morse Modr[.]

J[.] Nash  Clerk

Sister Myraette Losee[?] dismissed this day[.]

 

Sunday June 24th 1855

After Baptism and communion Sister Eliza Minne[?] requested a letter of dismission. Request granted.

D. Morse Modr.

J[.] Nash Clerk

On the same day Br. And Sister Robbins were admitted by letter[.]

J[.] Nash Clerk

 

Sat[.] July 7th Brethren and sisters met[.] [R]enewed covenant. But few present[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J[.] Nash Clerk   present

Daniel Morse Modr.

 

Sat[.] Aug. 11th 1855

Brethren and Sisters met[.] Renewed Covenant. But two Brethen present. Sister Sarah Denison presented a letter requesting admission[.] Request granted.

Opened and closed by prayer[.]

At this meeting made choice of Elds[.] D[.] Morse and H. Fuller as Delegates to the association together with such other brethren as may attend.

D. Morse Modr[.]

J. Nash Clerk  Present

 

Sat. September 8th 1855

Brethren and Sisters met in Covenant Meeting. Renewed Covenant but few present. Sister Harriet B. Mount presented a letter requesting admission. [R]equest granted. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J. Nash  Clerk   present

D. Morse Modr.

 

Sat. October 13th 1855

Brethren and Sisters met as usual[.] Renewed covenant. Opened and closed by prayer.

F. Mount Modr.

J. Nash  Clerk   absent

 

Saturday Nov. 10th

Brethren and sisters met in covenant meeting but few present[.] Renewed covenant. Opened and closed by prayer. Brother Peter Bullock requested a letter of commendation. Request granted[.]

J. Nash  Clerk   present

D. Morse  Modr.

 

Sat. Decr[.] 8th 1855.

Brethren and Sisters met[.] Renewed covenant. Opened & closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   absent

H. Fuller Mod[.]

 

Saturday Jan. 12th 1856

Brethren and Sisters met[.] Renewed covenant. Opened & closed by prayer[.]

J. Nash  Clerk  present

D. Morse  Modr.

 

Sat. February 9th 1856.

Brethren and Sisters met as usual. Renewed Covenant. Br[.] Reuben Gage Presented a letter of commendation and dismission from the first Baptist Church in Hanover[.] [L]etter accepted and he received as a Member.

Eld. D. Morse and Br. A. F. Robbins were appointed delegates to the Semi[-]annual Meeting of the Association at Sinclearville. Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk.  Absent

D. Morse   Moderator

N. B. Brn. A. F. Robbins & John Durfey were appointed a committee to visit Br. J. D. Wheeler[.]

 

Sat. March 8th 1856.

Brethren and Sisters met in covenant meeting[.] [R]enewed covenant and appointed a church meeting to be held on [T]uesday the 11th instant, at one oclock P. M. Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk   absent

D. Morse  Modr.

 

March 9th letter granted to sister H. [?] B. Mount[.]

 

Tuesday March 11th

Brethren met in Church Meeting.

The committee appointed to visit Br. J. D. Wheeler reported favorably and were discharged. Adjourned to to [sic] Saturday the 15th instant at one o.clock P. M.

J. Nash   Clerk    absent

Modr[.]

 

Sat. March 15th

Pursuant to adjournment Br. Met in Church Meeting. Br. J. D. Wheeler was present and expressed his views and feelings and was unanimously restored to fellowship.

Adjourned without day. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J. Nash

Modr[.] & Clerk

 

Sat. April 12th, 1856.

Weather Stormy and no meeting.

J. Nash   Clerk   absent

 

Sat. May 10th 1856 –

Brethren and Sisters met as usual in Covenant meeting[.] Renewed Covenant. Opened & Closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   absent

J. B. Babcock Modr.

 

Saturday June 7th 1856

About the usual number attended Covenant Meeting[.] [R]enewed Covenant. Opened and Closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk   present

F. Mount Modr.

 

Sat. July 12th 1856 –

Brethren and Sisters met. [R]enewed Covenant. Br. J.B. Babcock and wife presented a letter of commendation and dismission from the First Baptist Church in Troy N.Y. and requested admission – request granted. Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash Clerk present

J. C. Allison Modr[.]

 

Sat. August 9th 1856.

Brethren and Sisters met as usual and renewed Covenant[.] A good degree of union. Br[.] Ebenezer Knapp requested a letter of dismission – Request granted and it was further resolved that Elder J. C. Allison and such other Brethren as may attend be delegates thereto. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J[.] Nash Clerk  present

J.C. Allison  Modr[.]

 

Sunday Aug. 10th

Sister Permelia Price (Wade) requested a letter of dismission[.] [R]equest granted.

J. Nash  Clerk

J. C. Allison Mod.

 

Sat. September 13th 1856

Brethren and Sisters met and renewed Covenant; union, good[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk  Present

J. C. Alison Modr.

 

Sat. October 11th 1856.

Brethren and Sisters with the members of the Christian Church – Renewed Covenant – Opening prayer by Eld. H. Totman[.] Closing prayer by Eld[.] J.C. Allison.

J. Nash Clerk  Present

J. C. Allison Modr.

 

Sat. Nov. 8th Weather stormy and no meeting held. J. Nash Clerk  absent

 

Sat. December 13th 1856.

Twenty four Brethren and sisters attended covenant Covenant [sic] Meeting – renewed Covenant[.] [A] good degree of union. Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk   Present

J. C. Allison  Modr.

 

Sat. January 10th 1857

About the usual number of Brethren and sisters met[.] [R]enewed Covenant[.] [U]nion much the same as heretofore[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk  Present

Furman Mount  Modr[.]

 

Sat. February 7th 1857

Brethren and sisters met in Covenant meeting – renewed Covenant – Opened and closed by prayer.

J[.] Nash Clerk   absent

 

Sunday March 1st 1857

Brother Furman and Sister Sally Mount requested a letter of dismission – request granted.

J. Nash  Clerk

J. C. Allison  Modr.

 

Sat. March 14th 1857 –

A few Brethren and Sisters met and renewed Covenant. At the close of the covenant meeting It was

1. Resolved, To appoint a Committee of three to endeavor to ascertain the mind of  the Church, and if possible procure some one to serve the church as Pastor for the ensuing year. That said committee be authorized – not only to engage a Pastor or Pastors, but to circulate Subscriptions, collect, pay over, & c.

2. Resolved, That William S. Bullock, Andrew J. Arnold and John B. Babock constitute said committee[.]

3. Resolved[,] That the Church invited Br. J. B. Babcock to serve them as Deacon, for the time being. [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J. C. Allison  Modr.

J. B. Babcock  Clerk Pro.Tem.  absent

 

Sat. April 11th

Brethren and Sisters assembled in Covenant meeting – renewed[.] Opened and closed by prayer.

_________ Modr[.]

J. Nash Clerk  absent

 

Sunday the 12th Br. & Sister Robbins dismissed by letter.

 

Saturday May 9th 1857.

Brethren and Sisters met[.] [R]enewed covenant. [A] good degree of union till [sic] near the close. # # # # # # # # #

[O]pened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk   Present

J. C. Allison  Modr.

 

Sunday May 17th 1857

Br. S. Adams & wife and Br[.] A. J. Fairchild and wife requested commendation and dismission. [R]equest granted.

J. Nash clerk

A. J. Wilcox Modr.

 

Saturday June 13th 1857

Fourteen Brethren and Sisters met and renewed covenant. [A] refreshing season to most who were present. Opened by prayer. Closed  by singing the Doxology.

J.Nash Clerk  Present

J.C. Allison  Modr.

 

Sat. July 11th 1857

Brethren and Sisters met and renewed Covenant. Opening prayer By Deac. J. B. Babcock[.] Closing prayer by Br. T. [?] W. Wilcox.

J. Nash Clerk   present

J. C. Allison Modr.

 

Sat. Aug. 8th 1857

Fourteen Brethren and Sisters attended Covenant Meeting[.] [R]enewed Covenant. [E]njoyed a comfortable season. At the close of the meeting appointed Delegates to the association as follows: Eld. J. C. Allison [?][,] Deac’s[.] [sic] J. B. Babcock[,] J. Nash[,] Br. J. Essex, J. Ingals, J. D. Wheeler[,] A. J. Arnold[,] William S. Bullock. Opened and Colsd [sic] By Prayer[.]

J.C. Allison  Modr.

J. Nash  Clerk   Present

 

Sunday Sept. 6th 1857

At the close of Public Worship Br. & Sister Howard having requested a letter of commendation and Dismission, it was Resolved, That their request be granted.

J. C. Allison  Mod[.]

J. Nash  Ch. Clerk

 

Sat. Sept. 12  1857.

Br[.] and Sisters attended Covenant Meeting. Renewed Covenant. Br. Bogardus Blaisdell and Catharine his wife by letter to the Clerk requested, a letter of Commendation and dismission: Resolved that their request be granted. Opened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk   absent

J. C. Allison  Modr.

 

Sat. October 10th 1857.

Fifteen  Brethren and Sisters met in Covenant meeting, with the members of the Christian Church[.] Renewed Covenant. [A] Refreshing season. Opening prayer by Eld. H. Totman. Closing prayer by Eld[.] J. C. Allison.

J. Nash  Clerk  Present

J. C. Allison  Modr.

 

Sat[.] Nov. 7th 1857.

A few brethren and sisters met with a few brethren and sisters of the Christian Church in covenant meeting[.] Elder H. Totman served as Modr. [R]enewed Covenant[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J. Nash  Clerk   Present

 

Sat. December 12th 1857

Brethren and sisters met in covenant meeting as usual[.] [R]enewed covenant. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J. Nash  Clerk   absent

J. C[.] Allison  Modr.

 

Saturday January 9th 1858

Brethren and sisters attended covenant Meeting[.] [R]enewed covenant[.] Meeting attended by brethren of other Denominations. [I]t was resolved to hold a day of fasting and prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this region. Thursday the 14th inst[.] was the day selected. Opened and closed by prayer[.]

J. C. Allison  Modr.

J. Nash  Clerk  absent

 

Sat. Feb. 13th 1858

Brethren and Sisters of the differ[ent] Denominations in this region met for prayer and conference, and had a refreshing time, old professors and young converts rejoiced together.

At the close of the conference a church meeting was held and Brethren J. Ingals[,] J. D. Wheeler and A. J. Arnold were appointed as a committee to procure preaching for the ensuing year.

J. C. Allison  Modr.

J. Nash  Clerk   absent

 

Sat. March 13th 1858.

A conference Meeting as usual.

J. Nash   Clerk  absent

 

Sat. April 10th 1858

Covenant meeting as usual.

J. Nash  Clerk   absent

 

Sat. May 8th 1858

Brethren and sister met Covenant meeting[.] [A] goodly number in attendance[.] [R]enewed Covenant[.]

J. Nash  Clerk  absent

J. C. Allison  Modr.

 

Sat. June 12th 1858

Weather stormy, a few Brethren and Sisters met and renewed covenant. [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J[.] Nash  Clerk   Absent

F[.] Mount  Modr.

 

Sat. July 10th

Brethren and sisters met as usual[.] Renewed covenant[.] [O]pened and closed by prayer.

J[.] Nash  Clerk   Present

J.C. Cody  Mod.

 

Sat. August 8th 1858.

Covenant Meeting attended by about twenty five Brethren and sisters[.] Renewed Covenant[.] [U]nion good[.] [E]njoyed a refreshing season. Sister Margaret Bullock presented a letter of Commendation and dismission from the church in Ellington with a request to unite with us. Voted that her request be granted.

Br. J. Nash requested to be released from the office [of] Clerk. [R]equest granted. Made choice of Br. Ensign Northrop to fill the vacancy.

Voted to send as delegates to the association Brethren Revillo N. Tanner[,] Ensign Northrop and Thomas Morian together with such other Brethren as may attend, and who may desire to have their names entered on the minutes as delegates. Voted that Br. James D. Wheeler be appointed to write the letter to the association.

Voted that Br. A. F. Robbins be appointed a Committee to circulate a subscription for the benefit of sister Emma Stone to compensate her for her service in taking charge of the meeting house during the past year[.]

Voted that Br. D. Stone be appointed to receive contributions for minutes[.]

J. Nash Clerk Present

Hosea Fuller  Mod[.]

 

Cherry Creek Sep[.] 11th 1858

Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [E]njoyed a refreshing season[.] [O]pened and closed By Prayr [sic] [.]

Voted that the hand of Fellowship be Withdrawn from Henry Hamilton for the act of drunkenness and falshood [sic] [.]

Ensign Northrop  Church Clerk

 

October 9th [1858]

Brothers and Sisters met according to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [V]oted that Brother Arch’n F[.] Robbins be Deacon. [O]pen[e]d and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

Ensign Northrop  C[h]urch Clk[.]

 

Oct[.] 17th [1858]

Brethren voted to have a Church meeting the evening of the 20th[.]

 

Oct[.] 20th [1858]

Brethren met in Church meeting[.] [M]ade choice of Deacon F[.] Mount to act as chairman. [T]hen took into consideration the propriety of hireing [sic] a Pastor and voted to give Elder Norman Thomas a call[.]

Ensign Northrop  Ch[.] Ck[.]

 

November 13th 1858

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

Norman Thomas moderator

E. Northrop  Ch[.] Ck[.]

 

Dec. 11th [1858]

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

El[.] N. Thomas md. E[.] Northrop Church Cl[.]

 

Jan[.] 8th 1859

Brother[s] and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pened and closed by Prayr [sic] [.] [N]umber in attendance 14.

N[.] Thomas Md[.]

E[.] Northrop Ch[.] Ck[.]

 

Feb[.] 12th 1859

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

N[.] Thomas Md[.]

E[.] Northrop Ck[.]

Brothers Wheeler, Stone, Tanner, Wilcox and Northrop were chosen as a committee to visit certain members[.]

 

March 12th 1859

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union. [C]ommittee reported in part. [R]eport received. [V]oted that Brother Northrop have liberty to preach when and where he pleased. [A]lso that Brother Wheeler preach to this Church on Tuesday evening the 15th of March inst[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

N[.] Thomas Mod[.]

E[.] Northrop Ch[.] Ck[.]

 

April 9th

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [V]oted that Brother Wheeler have a license to Preach. [O]pened and closed by Prayr [sic] [.] N[.] Thomas Mod[.] E[.] Northrop Ch[.] Ck[.]

 

May 7th / 59

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union. Brother Stone reported. [R]eport received. [O]pened and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

N[.] Thomas Mod[.]  E. Northrop Ch[.] Ck[.]

 

June 11th [1859]

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union. [O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

N[.] Thomas Mod[.]

E[.] Northrop Ch[.] Ck[.]

 

July 8th 1859

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr.

N. Thomas, mod.

E. N[orthrop [ Ch. Ck[.]

 

August 13th 1859

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic] [.] N. Thomas, Mod.  E. N[orthrop] Ch. Clk.

 

Sep 10th [1859]

Church met in covenant meeting[.] [G]ood union prevailed. 30 present. [M]ade choice of Bretheren [sic] Wm. S. Bullock, Furman Mount, and George Dunning for a Committee to procure Preaching for the coming year.[O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr[.]

 

Oct[.] 8th [1859]

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [F]ound a good union[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic] [.]

E. Northrop. Ch. Clk[.]

 

Nov. 12th

Brothers and Sister met acording [sic] to appointment[.] [O]pened by Prayr [sic]. [F]ound not a good union. [R]equested Sisters Gage and Robbins serve as committee to visit Permelia Goodrich.

 

Dec[.] 10th

Brothers and Sisters met acording [sic] to appoint. [C]ommittee reported. [R]eport received[.] [O]pend [sic] and closed by Prayr [sic][.] Permelia Goodrich Excluded[.]

At a Church meeting of the Baptist Church held at their Meeting House Nov[.] 2d 1859. Dea. J. Nash Moderator & J. D. Wheeler Clerk. Committee reported in relation to amount due Eld[.] Norman Thomas. [F]ind due him over and above subscription $28.31. and as House sent $48[,] voted that $15 be assessed on Church to Pay for mooveing [sic] Eld[.] Thomas. Moved that we make the salary $250 for Eld[.] Thomas[,] and for House rent $48[.] Moved that Brother Ingalls be discharged from Committee[.] Moved that $5 be added to assessment to Pay Brother Crittendon. J. D. Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Saturday Jan’y[.] 7th 1860[.] Church met in Covenant Meeting[.] [F]ew present[.] [R]enewed covenant[.] E[.] Northrop resigned the office of Clerk[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Elected Clerk[.]

N. Thomas Mod.

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Saturday Feby. 11th 1860[.] Church met in covenant Meeting[.] [G]oodly number present. [V]ery little life & power of religion exhibited. Brother Chester Hildum & Sister Eliza Hildum asked through the Clerk Letters of Dismission to unite with Baptist Church in Randolph which were granted. Sister Phoebe Bullock asked letter but it appearing that She had not walked with the Church for Six years past and the object in obtaining a letter was to unite with Methodists among whom she resides[.] The request was laid on the table[.] [O]pened and closed by Paryer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

Jas[.] D[.] Wheeler Clerk

 

Saturday March 10th 1860[.] Church Met in covenant Meeting. 16 Members present. Aaron Ells one of Com[.] appointed to visit Sr. Phoebe Bullock reported that the Sister refused to comply with [the] desire of Church whereupon it was Moved & Seconded that in consequence of Sr[.] Phoebe Bullock’s refusing to comply with wish of Ch’h the hand of Fellowship be hereby withdrawn. [C]arried[.] A good Spirit prevailed in in [sic] the meeting[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

Jas[.] D[.] Wheeler Clerk

 

Saturday Apr 7th 1860[.] Church met in covenant meeting[.] 23 present[.] [F]ound an increasing interest in business[.] $5 paid to N[.] Thomas to send to Bro[.] Crittendon[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

Jas[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Saturday May 12th 1860[.] Church met in covenant meeting[,] few present. Demas Stone received by letter. Brethren J. D. Wheeler[,] R. N. Tanner & F[.] Mount were appointed a Committee to examine and estimate the necessary repairs in and about the Meeting House with report to Church. Broth[er] Ensign Northrop gave notice that himself and wife withdrew from the Church. Eld[.] N[.] Thomas informed him that they could do no such thing[;] there was no liberty or rule for such a course. [O]pened and closed by prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

June had a convenant meeting[.] Clk[.] Ab[sent][.]

 

July had a convenant meeting[.] Clk[.] Ab[sent][.]

 

Aug[.] 11th 1860[.] Met in covenant Meeting[.] [A]bout 30 present[.] [G]ood feeling prevailed[.] Eld[.] J[.] C[.] Allison & wife dismissed by letter[.] James Bullock had a letter of commendation[.] Clerk appointed to prepare a Letter to Association. Delegates R[.] N[.] Tanner[,] Thos.[?] Morian[,] A[.] Ellls [sic][,] Eld[.] N[.] Thomas and any brethren who may be present.

[?] W[.] Willcox[,] Wm[.] S[.] Bullock & Jared Ingalls appointed a Com[.] to raise funds to repair house of Worship[.] Closed by Prayer[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

 

Saturday Sept[.] 8 1860

Church met in Covenant meeting[.] [F]ew present. J[.]D[.] Wheeler[,] R[.]N[.] Tanner[,] A[.] J[.] Arnold[,] A[.] Eells [sic] & J[.] Essex appointed Com[.] to procure preaching the coming year. [O]pened & closed by prayer[.]

N. Thomas Modr[.]

J[.]D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Saturday Oc[.] 13th 1860[.] Church met in covenant meeting[.] [H]ad a good meeting[.] Maretta Richardson offered herself to the Church as a Candidate for Baptism and admission. Voted to receive her. Eld[.] N. Thomas & wife requested letters[.] [R]equest granted[.] Bro[.] Furman Mount appointed Com[.] to visit Bro[.] James Bullock[.] Closed by Prayer.

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clrk[.]

 

Sunday Oct[.] 29th [1860]. Sister Malvina Van Wormer offered herself to Church. Voted to receive her as a Candidate for Baptism and Membership[.]

 

Saturday Nov[.] 10th 1860[.] Church met in Covenant Meeting[,] good union. Dea. F. Mount reported in reference to Bro[.] Jas[.] H[.] Bullock[.] Moved by Dea[.] F[.] Mount & Seconded by Bro[.] A[.] Eells That Whereas Bro[.] Jas[.] H[.] Bullock has obtained a Traveling Letter fom Church under false pretenses Therefore Resolved That the hand of Fellowship be and hereby is withdrawn from Bro[.] Jas[.] H[.] Bullock. Carried[.] [C]losed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Sat[.] Nov[.] 17th 1860[.] Church met in Church Meeting to decide whether to Employ N[.] Thomas for another year[.] After much deliberation it was Resolved That as a Church we deeply deplore our pecuniary circumstances which alone compel us to sever our connection with him as a Pastor which has been so edifying and pleasant to us for the two past years[.]

Jas[.] D[.] Wheeler Mo[d]

 

Saturday Jany[.] 12th 1861[.] Church met in covenant meeting[.] [G]ood degree of Union[.] Sister Mary Beebe offered herself to Church by letter[.] [V]oted to receive her[.] The following arrangement[s] [were] made for Semi Annual Meeting[:] Jas[.] D[.] Wheeler write the letter[,] also distribute Delegates. A[.]J[.] Arnold invite Choir[,] also to procure Lamps for Desk[,] oil & Fluid[,] and Elbow to Stove pipe & present bill for Church to pay[,] also to seat Delegates[.] The following were Delegates to sit in Council[:] our Pastor N[.] Thomas, Dea[.] F[.] Mount[,] Breth[.] A[.] J[.] Arnold[,] A[.] Eells [sic] [,] D[.] Stone[,] R[.]N[.] Tanner[,] T[.] W[.] Wilcox & J[.] D[.] Wheeler[.] Voted to make a Donation for the Benefit of Norman Thomas. The vote to dismiss by letter Bro[.] & Sr[.] Thomas was reconsidered. Dea[.] A[.] F[.] Robbins was excused from acting as Deacon. Dea[.] F[.] Mount was appointed to inform Br[.] Robbins of his excusal and offer an urgent invitation of the Church to resume his travel with the Church[.] [O]pened & closed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

Jas[.] D[.] Wheeler Ch[.] Clk[.]

 

Sat[.] Feby[.] 9th 1861[.] Church met in covenant meeting[,] good union[.] [O]pened & closed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

On the 5th & 6th Semi Annual Association met with us as a Church[.] [H]ad a good Meeting[.]

 

March 9th [1861] Church met in Covenant Meeting[,] but few present[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler  Clk[.]

 

Apr[.] 13th[.] No Covenant Meeting on account of Funeral[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

May ___ Covenant meeting attended about as usual[.] N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

 

June 8th 1861[.] Church met in Covenant meeting[.] [N]ot a large attendance[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

July 13th 1861[.] Church met in Covenant meeting[.] Good union[,] fair attendance[.]

Br[.] D[.] H[.] Horton & Sr[.] Abigail Horton joined by letter[.]

N[.] Thomas Mod[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Aug[.] 10th 1861[.] Met in Covenant Meeting[.] [B]usiness done for association. J[.] D[.] Wheeler write the letter. Delegates N. Thomas[,] J[.] D[.] Wheeler[,] Deac[.] F[.] Mount[,] D[.] H[.] Horton[,] Breth[ren] Jared Ingalls[,] Thos[.] W. Willcox[,] R[.] Gage & A[.] Eells [sic]. That A[.] Eells [sic] be a Committee to obtain money for Minutes and distribute Minutes[.] Closed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

 

Sept[.] 7th 1861[.] Church met in Covenant Meeting[.] [G]ood feeling manifest[.] Breth[ren] D[.] H[.] Horton[,] Aaron Eells [sic], A[.] J[.] Arnold, Wm[.] S[.] Bullock and John Jay[?] appointed Com. To procure preaching for coming year. Church voted to retain N[.] Thomas if we can Sustain him[.]

Sister Sarah Price asked Letter of Commendation. Voted[.] Closed by prayer[.]

Dea[.] F[.] Mount Modr[.]

Jas[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Oct[.] 12th 1861. Church met in Covenant meeting[.] Clerk not present. J. D. Wheeler [A]ppointed Com[.] to confer with Leon Church in relation to employing Eld[.] N[.] Thomas ½ of time[.] Reported & Leon Church agreed to do so[.]

 

Nov[.] 9th 1861[.] Church met in Covenant Meeting[.] 19 present[.] [A]bout $140 pledged to Eld[.] N[.] Thomas for one half time[.] [V]ery good union[.] [O]pened & closed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Dec[.] 7 1861[.] Church met in Covenant Meeting[.] Clk[.] not present[.]

 

Jany[.] 4th 1862[.] Church met in Covenant meeting[.] [Q]uite a number present[.] [G]ood union[.] [A]ppointed a Meeting Jany[.] 8th at one o clock to look over records of Members and to confer in relation to delinquent members[.] J[.] D[.] Wheeler Ch[.] Clk[.]

 

Meeting held Jany[.] 8th 1862 according to appointment and called to order by appointing D[.] H[.] Horton Modr[.] for business[.] See next page[.]

 

Ira B. Tanner              good

Thos[.] Wilcox “

Jairus Nash                  “

Jared Ingalls                “

Eunice Tanner             “

Lucy Curtiss                “ [Note added later.] Died May 9th 1862[.]

Huldah Wilcox “

Content[?] Nash          “

Abigail Ingalls             “

Eliza Goodrich Com[.] Bro[.] & Sr[.] Gage

Julia Ann Morian         good

Daniel [?] Wilcox         Com[.] Bro[.] F[.] Mount & wife & report next[?] meet[ing].

[Note added later.] Reported favorable[;] said they would come           when they could[.] Committee discharged[.]

Demas Stone               good

Furman Mount            “

Elizabeth Hinche          “

Deborah W. Hinche    “

Emily Burdick              “

Mary Ann Shattuck     Com[.] Wm[.] Bullock & wife[.] [Note added later.] Reported that she could not come owing to her situation [but] she would try to come today but could not come child sick Per [?] withdrawn hand of fellowship

Nancy Bullock            good

Laura Beverly             “

Permelia Price              “

Permelia Wade            [crossed out]

Jane Tanner                good

Emeline Stone              in church[?] Hand of Fellowship withdrawn

Betsy Hitchcock          Com[.] Br[.] Ells & wife [Note added later.] Committee discharged[.]

Harriet Racey[?]          good

Susan[?] Racey[?]       “

Sophia Gage                “

Polly Willcox               Com[.] F[.] Mount & wife[.] [Note added later.] Layed [sic] over[.]

Alice Stone                  Com[.] Sr[.] Wheeler & Orsela[?] Mount

Lucy Dickinson           [Com.] Br[.] Tanner & wife

J[.] D[.] Wheeler         good

Celestia Hills               Com[.] R[.] N[.] Tanner & wife[.] [Note added later.] Reported favorable[.]

Susan Wheeler            good

Clarissa[?] Marion[?]  per[?] Hand of Fellowship withdrawn

Andrew Arnold            good

Hannah Stone

Wm[.] Bullock            good

Almira Bullock            good

Mary Bullock              “

Peter Bullock              “

John Essex                  “

Wilbur Burdick            “

Geo[.] Dunning           Hand of Fellowship withdrawn

Malinda MCullem[?]   [Later note?] (Reported not favorable) Com[.] Dischar[?]

Malvina Northrop        Com[.] D[.] H[.] Horton[,] J[.] Ingalls

Wm[.] S[.] Bullock      good

Phoebe M[.] Arnold    “

Lucy Ann Fairchild      Hand of Fellowship withdrawn[.] Reported not favorable[.] Discahrged[.]

Levi Crumb                 Com[.] Bro[.] Ingalls[.] [Later note.] Reported not favorable[.] Wishes to be excluded[.] Discharged[.]

Emily Briggs                good

Almira Main[?]            Com[.] D[.] H[.] Horton[,] Wm[.] S[.] Bullock

June[?] Mercant[?]     good

Caroline B. Gardiner[?]           “

Sarah Dennison           “

Reuben Gage               “

Aaron Ells                   “

Mary A[.] Ells             “

Hortense[?] Briggs      “

Emma Van ___[?]        in[?] Br. & Sr[.] Gage wrote to[?]

Elmina MCullen[?]      good

R[.] N[.] Tanner          good

Ensign Northrop          Com[.] D[.] H[.] Horton & J[.] Ingalls

L[.] Jane[?] Tanner     United with Meth[.] Church & Fellowship withdrawn

Martha Kent                Com[.] Sr[.] Gage

Thos[?] Morian           good

Susan Richardson       “

Delia “                          “

Lovilla “                        “  [Noted added later.] Died April 24th 1862[.]

Newell “                       “

Jospeh[?] Price[?]        “

Margaret Bullock        “

Sally Mount                 “

Milo Boutwell              “

[A note withdrawing the hand of fellowship appears opposite either Margaret Bullock, Sally Mount, or Milo Boutwell.]

A[.] F[.] Robbins       

Rebecca Robbins        good

John Safford                “

Jane Safford                “

Norman Thomas         “

Meribah[?] Thomas     “

Catherine Slayton[?]    “

Maretta R[.] [?]            good

Malvina Van Wormer  “

Nancy[?] Beebee        “

D[.] H[.] Horton          “

Abigail Horton             “

Elizabeth [Burdick crossed out, and an unclear surname (Bower?) written above.]

 

Moved that the Com[ittees] report as far as practicable at next Covenant Meeting[.]

D[.] H[.] Horton Mod[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Feby[.] 1st 1862[.] Met in Covenant meeting[,] opened as usual[.] [H]eard a relation of

[?] good  dealing with Breth[en] & Sr[.] It was clear God was very merciful. We were very far from what we ought to be ___some[?] and ___ment[?] was manifest[.]

Business[.]

1st Heard reports of Com[mittees] for which see last pages[.]

2[.] Br[.] Horton moved that the Church be a Com[.] to visit Br[.] & Sr[.] Northrop and report at our next meeting[.]

3d That Br[.] F[.] Mount, H[.] Mount & Wm[.] S[.] Bullock be a Com[.] to visit Br[.] Crumb & Briggs and see if a reconciliation can be affected[.]

4th That the hand of Fellowship be withdrawn from Sr[.] Almira Maine[?] for embracing false doctrine[,] Viz[.] Universalism[.]

5th That our Pastor N[.] Thomas and any br[ethren] who may attend be our delegates to Semi Annual Ass[ociation] next week at Randolph[.]

Closed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler  Clk[.]

 

March 1st 1862

Church met in Covenant Meeting, 26 present[.] [G]ood union[.] Com[.] in case of Sr[.] Alice Stone reported unfavorable. Report accepted and Com[.] discharged.

Com[.] in Case of L[.] Crumb & H[.] Briggs report unfavorable. Accepted & Com[.] be discharged.

Moved that Bro[.] Horton be a Com[.] to visit Bro[.] L[.] Crumb & notify him of the complaints against him and that the Church will act upon his case next Covenant meeting[.]

Moved that A[.] J[.] Arnold[,] J[.] D[.] Wheeler & Thos[.] Morian be a Com[.] to attend to repairs.

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler  Clk[.]

 

Mar[.] 29th 1862[.] Met in Covenant Meeting[.] 20 present[.] Com[.] in case of Sr[.] Hills report favorable[.] Bro[.] F. Northrop present and gave his views[.] Bro[.] Horton reported in case of Levi Crumb unfavorable[.] Moved that Hand of Fellowship be withdrawn for breach of Covenant[.] [H]ad a good union[.] Moved that next covenant meeting be at 1 o clock[.]

Closed by prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Mod[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler  Clk[.]

 

Apr[.] 26th [1862][.] No Covenant Meeting[.] [F]uneral of Lovilla[?] Richardson prevented[.]

 

May 24th [1862][.] Covenant Meeting at Bro[.] Gage in consequence of repairing House[.] [G]ood union[.]

N[.] Thomas  Modr[.]

 

June 21st 1862[.] Met in covenant Meeting[.] [G]ood union[.] [F]elt low in mind[.] Thos[.] H[.] Morian had traveling letter[.] Furman Mount appointed Com[.] to confer about Singing[.] [C]losed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

July 19th [1862] Church met in Covenant meeting[.] Voted Letter [of] dismission to Sr[.] Emma Naramore[?]. Bro[.] A[.] F[.] Robbins asked to be dropped from Church[.] Book laid over four weeks[.]

 

Aug[.] 16 [1862] Met in Covenant Meeting[.] [M]ade arrangements for Association at Stockton[.] Clerk to prepare letter. Reported to Association 69 Members[.]

 

Sept[.] 13th [1862] Church met in Covenant meeting[.] Pastor absent to French Creek Association[.] Dea[.] F[.] Mount Modr[.] [F]ound a good union[.] Hez[ekiah] Mount, Thos[.] Mount & Wm[.] Bullock committe[e] to procure preaching for coming year. Hezk[ekiah][.] Mount, Orsela Mount[,] Elizabette[?] Mount & Mariah Walker united by letter[.]

 

Feby[.] 7th 1863[.] Church met in Covenant Meeting[.] [F]ound good union[.] Willis Hyatt united by Letter[.] Closed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

Mar[.] 7th 1863[.] Met in covenant meeting[.] [F]ew present[.] [G]ood union[.] [O]pened & closed by prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Mod[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

[The following subscription entries appear to have been made many years earlier.]

Pd[.] Sweetland

J[.] Ingalls       6/-        .76

G. Dunning     x                      .35

J[.] D[.] Wheeler         x          2/-        [.]25

D[.] Stone       x          2/-        [.]25

J[.] B[.] Babcock         4/-        [.]50

J[.] Nash         x          3/-  [.]38 apples           2/-  [.]25 Butter

C[.] Hildum     2/-        [.]25

C[?] Strang     4/- [.]50

A[.] Fairchild  2/- [.]25

J[.] B[.] Babcock         x          .50

Smith W[.] Hyatt         x          6

A[.] Eells [sic]            x          2/-        [.]25

L[.] S[.] Benedict        x          2/-        [.]25    

W[.] Burdick   x          1/-        [.]13

J[.] Essex        6/-        [.]75

B[.] C[.] Willoughby   2/-

J[.] B[.] Babcock         x          .50

 

Apr[.] 11th [1863] Church met in Covenant Meeting but few present. Bro[.] Fitch Hyatt and Sr[.] Electa Hyatt united by letter[.] Eld[.] N[.] Thomas[,] F[.] Hyatt & J[.] D[.] Wheeler appointed a Com[.] to confer with other Churches in relation to President’s Proclamation of a fast 30th April[.]

N[.] Thomas  Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler  Clk[.]

 

May 9, 1863[.] Church met in Coveant Meeting, [G]ood attendance, good union[.] Rhoda Ann Horton & Christian Adams united by letter[.] Voted that the Clerk buy a new Church book & Chh pay for it[.] [O]pened & closed by Prayer[.]

N[.] Thomas Modr[.]

J[.] D[.] Wheeler Clk[.]

 

[The following entries appear to have been made many years earlier.]

Subscription for Candles

B[.] C[.] Willoughby   2 lbs

Geo[.] Dunning           x          .50

Demas Stone               x          [.]25

Wilbur Burdick            x          [.]12

J[.] Ingalls       5 lbs

J[.] B[.] Babcock         x          .50

J[.] Nash         x          [.]12

C[.] Strang      1 lb

Smith Wm[.] Hyatt      x          [.]12

A[.] Fairchild              x          [.]13

C[.] Hildum     2doz     [?] lbs   [.]15

A[.] Eells [sic] x          1 lb      [.]12

S[.] S[.] Benedict        2 lbs

J[.] Essex        x         [.]25

A[.] F[.] Willoughby   [.]12

J[.] D[.] Wheeler         [.]25

 

[The following note appears in the margin.]

Committee J[.]B[.]B[.] & J[.]D[.]W[.]