Cherry Creek Freewill Baptist Church
Record Book A (1838 – 1882)
Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, NY

Transcribed by Douglas H. Shepard and Wendy Straight, 2012

Transcribers’ note: The first record book of the Cherry Creek Freewill Baptist Church resides with the historian and museum in the Town of Cherry Creek. The transcription follows, with the entries not necessarily in chronological order, but instead, in the same order in which they appear in the record book. 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.


 

Names of persons belonging to the first [F]reewill Baptist church of Cherry [C]reek

Thomas A[.] Main

John P[.] McCalley (?)  x [S]ept 1842

Parker R. Branch

Lucy Branch

Louisa Sheffield  [D]ismissed

Daniel Powers x

Hiram Sheffield

Clarisa [sic] Powers

Amy/May(?) Woodworth

Daniel Day

Sabrina Day

John Ba—ly  d

Hariett Main

Albert Godfrey – Dismissed June 1838

Jonathan Greenman [D]ismissed by letter[.] [R]eturned Letter [A]ug 19, 1843

 

Hellen [sic] Cronkite  x

Moses Ferrin

Orilla Green

Maria Sheffield

Nan Green

Mary Bailey

George H[.] Frost

---erviah Frost

Polly Ward  [E]xcluded [O]ct 4th 1838

Avry [sic] Cronkite  x

Josiah Crumb

_____ Vorse

Lucy Kimbal [sic] [D]ismissed by letter Ap’l 1843

Mariah Wheeler

Anice Wheeler

Daniel C[.] Green  x  [E]xcluded

Louisa (?) Green  - [D]ied [A]ug 1842

Olive Handley (?) [E]xcluded Feby 6th 1840

 

 

[The following names are in a right-hand column perhaps added at a later date:]

Mariah Wheeler

 Anice Wheeler

Harvey Putman  March & April 1841

Rebecca Putman

J (?) L[.] Putman

Juliett[sic]  Mills

Emeline Wheeler

Lucyann Losee  [D]=dismissed ?

Joanna Greenman

Lucyna [B]erry

Wm. Mount        d m

Aliza Mount    d  m

Reuben A[.] Bullock

Nancy Bullock

Isaac B[.] Brown  x

Wartstill Crumb

Lydia Crumb

Clear (?) Losee

Salyann [B]urtice  d

Julia [A]nn Brench

 

June 9th 1838

Church meeting opened as usual[.] [H]eard the report of Brethren G.[] Wm[.] Green & P[.]R[.]Branch relative to Sister Polly Wiard [Ward][.]

1[.] [V]oted that we receive said report[.]

2[.] do. that there be a special church meeting immediately after our next covenant meeting & that the case of Sister Weard [Ward] be put over until said meeting.

3[.] [V]oted that Sister Brasilla Baker have a letter stateing [sic] her standing [in?] February 1837[.]

4[.] [V]oted that Brother Albert Gregory have a letter of his standing [in?] April 1835[.]

5[.] [V]oted that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] [S]aturday next after covenant meeting[.]

Josiah Crumb  Clerk

 

June 16 (?) 1838 Special Church meeting after covenant meeting[.] [V]oted to put over the case of Sister Wiar [Ward] to our church meeting Sept[.] next and that Sisters Woodworth and [C]ronkite be a committey [sic] to visit her[,] instruct her relative to church discipline [sic] and admonish her to her duty[.]

2d [V]oted that we record the vote taken to give [S]ister Baker a letter of her standing & that the Clerk write her a letter of admonition or inquiry[.] [M]eeting closed by prayer[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

Sept[.] 6[,] 1838

Church meeting opned [sic] as usual[.] [H]eard the report of Sister Woodworth relating to Sister Polly Weard [Ward] [.]

[V]oted to accept Said report[.]

[V]oted to put over the case of Sister Wiard [Ward] untill [sic] out next church meeting[.] [A]ppointed Brethren Wm[.] Green & P[.] N[.] Banch to attend our next Quarterly Meeting. Meeting closed By prayr [sic][.]

J. Crumb   Clerk

 

Oct[.] 4th 1838 At an annal [sic] meeting of the first [F]reewill Baptist church and Society[,] Wm[.] Green was appointed Standing Moderator for said church and Society[.] – [O]n motion voted that Daniel Day [,] Moses Ferin[,] George H[.] Frost be reappointed to Serve Said church and Society for the term of three years. Voted that Brother John P[.] Hadley be appointed as [T]rustee to fill the place of Albert Godfrey[.] Moved away and dismissed by Letter[.] [V]oted that we withdraw the hand of fellow Ship [sic] from Sister Polly Wiard [Ward] for refusing the government of the church[.]  J[.] Crumb   Clerk

 

1839 February 7th  [C]hurch meeting opened as usual[.] Appointed Brethren G[.] H[.] Frost & J[.] Crumb to attend our next quarterly Meeting[.] –

[A]ppointed Brethren Parker R. Bench & John Baly [sic] to visit Brother Daniel [P]owers and report to the church. This meeting adjourned until [sic] the first [T]hursday in June[.]

J[.] Crumb   C[.] Clerk

At a meeting held by E[l]der Plumb the 14th of January Br[.] Aury Cronkite was receved [sic] into the church as a member & went forward in baptism[.]

J[.] Crumb   Clerk

 

June 6[,] 1839 Church meeting opened as usual[.] [V]oted to receve [sic] the report of Brethren Branch & Baily with regard to Br[.] Powers[.] Said report was that the dificulty [sic] was settled[.]

[V]oted that we appoint Brethren P[.]R[.]Branch & J[.] Crumb to attend our next qt  Meeting to be Held in Ellington[.] [M]eeting closed by prayr [sic][.] 

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

At a meeting of the church held on the 24th & 25[th] of August 1839, Br[.]Br[.][sic]   Daniel C[.] Green and Louisa Green were receved [sic] by Baptism and on they [i.e.their] experience [sic][.]   J[.] Crumb   Clerk

 

Mariah & Anice Wheeler were received as members of this church on they [C]hristian expereance[sic] and by baptism. [B]aptised March 1839 by Elder Plumb[.]

J[.] Crumb  C[.] Clerk

 

July 13th 1839 at a covenent [sic] meeting of the church. Br[.] Vorse & Sister Lucy Kimbal were recived [sic] as members of the church[.]

J[.] Crumb  C[.] Clerk

 

At an annal [sic] Meeting of the first [F]reewill Baptist church & Society held on the 5th day of Sept[.] 1839 voted that we reappoint Brethren Wm[.] Green[,] J[.][P[.] Hadly and Josiah Crumb to serve said church & Society for the term of 3 years from this date.

Voted that Brethren Greenman & Wm[.] Green be our delegates to attend our next qt[.] Meeting to be held in [C]herry [C]reek in Sept[.] inst[.]  J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

Dec[.] 5th 1839 Church meeting opned [sic] as usual[.] [V]oted that Brethren G[.]H[.]Frost & P[.]R[.]Branch be our deligates [sic] to attend our net Q.A. Meeting to be held at Pomfret on the 4[th] Saturday of Dec[.] inst.

A letter of complaints against Sister [C]ronk and Br[.]Danil [sic] C[.]Green was Brought by Mary Wiard.

Voted that we accept Said Letter.

[V]oted that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] Saturday the 4th day of Jany next at the South School house at 10 o[‘]clock A.M.   J[.] Crumb  C[.] Clerk

 

Jany 4th 1840 [C]hurch meeting by prar [sic] by Elder A[.] Hoard. Voted that John P[.] Hadly serve as assistant moderator moderator [sic]. Br.[.] Greenman presented a bill of particulars a bill of particulars [sic] against Br[.] Green. Br[.] Green moved for adjournment to be ready for trial. Voted that [B]r[.] Green have an adjournment to be ready for trial[.]  Voted that the business of Br[.] Green [wait?] until [sic] two weaks [sic] from next two weaks [sic] from next [M]onday at one o[‘]clock P.M. at the School house[.]

Br[.] Greenman moved for an adjournment until the Same time [in] the case of Sister [C]ronkite. Voted that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] two weaks [sic] from next [M]onday at one o[‘]clock P.M. at the School house.    J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

Jany 6th 1840 A Special church meeting was called by Elder T[.]V[.] Main. Said Meeting was opned [sic] by prayer by A[.]Hoard. [T]he chargers [sic] against Sister [C]ronkite was read. Ward King[,] P[.]R[.]Branch[,] Mrs[.]Branch[,] Mr[.]Ferrin[,] Mrs[.]Ferrin Were presented as witnesses on the part of Mrs[.]Wiard[‘]s complaint[.] Sharlott [sic] Kent was prodused [sic] by Sister [C]ronk[.] [V]oted that Wm[.]Green[,] A[.]Hoard & T[.]V[.]Main be a committee [sic] to desided [sic] the cause of Sister [C]ronk[.] Said committee [sic] found her guilty of misrepresenting Mr[.] Wiard[‘]s carater [sic][.]

 

Jany 20th 1840  Church meeting opned [sic] by Song & Pra [sic] by Elder Main[.] Elder T[.]V[.]Main was chosen moderator[.] The Solem[sic] protest of Daniel C[.] Green was read. A[.] Heard & J[.]Baily and his wife were produced as witnesses against Br[.]Green whose testimony was more for Slandering Mrs[.] [W]iard than anything else and Daniel C[.] Green was expelle[d] for unchristian like conduct although he was apparently [sic] willing to make all reasonable confession and retraction. Said motion was seconded by Some Sister. [Rest of line and four following lines illegible.]

 

February 6th 1840  [C]hurch meeting opned [sic] as usual[.] Voted to forward Elder T[.]V[.]Main for the renewal of his credentials. Voted that Brethren Wm[.]Green & P[.]R[.] Branch attend our next quarterly Meeting.

[V]oted that we withdraw the hand of fellowship from Sister Olive Hartley for unchristian conduct[.]

J[.]Crumb  Clerk

 

June 6th [V]oted that Brethren Aury [C]ronkhite & Wm[.]Green attend our next quarterly meeting. and [sic?] delegates[.] [M]eeting closed[.]

 

August 8th 1840 [A]t a covenant meeting it was agreed to refer our dificulties [sic] between the church and Daniel C[.] Green & Sister Hellen [sic?] Cronk to a committe [sic] and that said committe [sic] be Ora Graves[,] Isaac Holland & John Davis. [A]nd that the time of of [sic] the meeting of said committee [sic] be the first [T]uesday in Sept[.] next[.]

 

Sept[.] 12th 1840 [C]ovenant meeting[.] [A]fter renewing covenant voted that we appoint Brethren P[.]R[.] Branch & M[.] Ferrin to attend our next Q.M. to be held in Portland on the 26 & 27 days of Sept[.] inst[.] [V]oted that we accept the decision of the committee [sic] to which was refered [sic] the dificulty [sic] between us & D[.]C[.]Green & Sister H[.] Cronk. Voted that we appoint Brother Boldwin to make such public acknowledgement as the nature of the case requires for and in behalf of said church to D[.]C[.] Green. Voted that we appoint Brethren Wm[.] Green & Uriah Vose to visit Brother D[.] Powers and report to our next church meeting to be held in [D]ecember  next[.] [M]eeting closed[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

Dec[.]18th 1840  Church meeting opned [sic] as usual. [V]oted to dismiss the committee [sic] appointed to visit brother D[.] Powers and that [B]rethren G[.] H[.] Frost & Wm[.] Green be appointed to visit [B]rother [P]owers and labour with him & cite him to attend our next church meeting or that the church will be under the necsity [sic] of leaving him. [V]oted that we appoint [B]rethren G[.]H[.] Frost and Josiah Crumb to attend our next quarterly meeting[.] Voted this meeting be adjourned without days[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

February 13th  [C]ovenant Meeting opned [sic] by sing [sic] & prar [sic][.] [A]fter renewing covenant appointed Brethren Isaac C[.] Brown and Wm[.] Green to attend our next quarterly meeting to be held in [V]illenova[.] [M]eting [sic] closed by pray [sic][.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

March 13th 1841  [C]ovenant Meeting oopned [sic] as usual. [A]fter renewing covenant [sic] voted to receive Sisters Rebecah Putnam & P[.]L[.] Putmam [sicc] as candidates for Babtism [sic] and as members of this church. [M]eeting closerd[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

April 3d [1841] [A] meeting of the [F]ree [B]aptist churc [sic] and a number of members of this church[.] Brother Harvy Putman[,] Sisters Juoia Mills[,] Emeline Wheeler[,] Lucyann Losee Related there [sic] [C]hristian experiande [si] & were receved [sic] as candidates for Bapism [sic] and as members of this church. 

J[.]  Crumb  Clerk

 

Ap[‘]l 17th  1841  [C]ovenant Meeting[.] Opned [sic] by Singing and pray [sic] after renewing covenant[.] Sisters Joanna Greenman & Lucina (?) Berry Berry [sic] were receved [sic] as members of the church by Baptisim [sic][.] [Meeting closed[.]

J[.] Crumb Clerk

 

June 19th 1841 [A]t a covenent [sic] meeting after renewing covenant [sic] voted that we appoint Elder Ward as our Paster [sic] for the church. [V]oted that Brethren Reuben A[.] Bullock and George H[.] Frost be appointed to visit [B]rother Daniel Power[s] and report to the church[.]

[V]oted that Elder Ward & Josiah Crumb be appointed to visit Brother and Sister Cronk and inquire the cause why they do not attend the meetings of the church and report to the church[.]

[M]eeting closed by prayer[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

July 17th [1841] [V]oted at a meeting of the church[.] [V]oted that Brother D[.] Powers be discharged from any sensure [sic] on his confession[.]

[V]oted that we appoint Deacon Waitstill Crumb[,] Wm[.] Green and Josiah Crumb as a building committee [sic] from this church[.] J[.] Crumb Declined[.]

[M]eeting closed[.]   J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

[At a written over] August 14th 1841  [After renewing covinent [sic] voted that we give Sister Persilla Baker a letter of commendation. [M]eeting closed by prayr [sic]

[.]

 

August 1st [sic] [1841] [A]t a meeting of worship ster [Sister] Hariett Woodworth was receved [sic] as a member of this church by baptism.

                                                                                   

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

August 14th [sic] 1841 [A]fter [re]newing covenant [sic] on motion of Brother Frost Resolved [to turn] this meeting into a church meeting[.] [O]n motion voted that we invite Brethren Elder Perkin[,] Elder Andras.  Br[.] John Davis[,] Isaac Holland [and] Ora Graves to a seat with us[.] Resolved that the committe [sic]  read and explain their decision of Sept[.] 2d 1840[.] [A]fter explaination [sic] it was voted to say to all to whom it may concern that wherein we have done wrong in the trial with Sister Hellin Cronk we are sorry and ask forgiveness [,] praying that we may have more and better wisdom [sic] for time to come[.] Resolved that it is the duty of Sister Cronk to make confession by addressing herself to Mrs[.] Ward and the Church[.]

Cherry [Creek] August 21st 1841

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

[A]ugust 1841

At a Special Meeting of the church voted to withdraw the hand of fellowship from Br[.] Daniel Powers for refusing the government of the church.

 

Sept[.] 9th  (?)1841

At the annual meeting it was voted to reduce the number of trustees to 6[.] [V]oted that Waitsill Crumb[,] Daniel Day and Harvy Putnam be appointed as trustees to fill the place of George H[.] Frost[,] Daniel Day & Moses Ferrin[.] [A]fter classing [sic] the trustees [voted?] anew [that] it is resolved that Josiah Crumb & Harry Putnam [are] to serve one year[,] John F[.]Hadley & Daniel Day for two years [and] Waitstill Crumb and Wm[.] Green for 3 years[.]

[V]oted that this meeting be adjourned until [sic] 2d [T]hursday in Sept[.] 1842 at this Cherry [C]reek School house

G[.] H[.] Frost  Cclerk pro tem

[B]y information

 

[Jany written over] Feb[‘]y 15th 1842

[A]t a covenant [sic] meeting Br[.] & Sister Aury and Hellin Cronk Sent a written withdraw [sic] from the church whereupon the church resolved to withdraw the hand of fellowship from them for refusing the government of the church[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

At a church meeting held June 16 (?)th 1842 [M]eeting opened by prayr [sic][.]

[R]esolved that we appoint Brethren J[.]H[.]Frost[,] Wm[.] H[.]Mount and Josiah Crumb [to] be our delegates to attend our Quarterly meeting to be held in Pomfret on the 4th [S]aturday and Sabath [sic] in this present month[.]

Resolved that we instruct our preach [sic] or preachers that we believe in free communion with all Saints (J.E.) Such as are actually church members of regular Standing in some [G]ospel church and giving fellowship to the Brethren. We do not believe that any people denying the Divinity of Christ are on Gospel ground[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned until [sic] the Second [T]hursday of Sept[.] next at the Schoolhouse at Cherry [C]reek[.]

J[.] Crumb  Church Clerk

 

1842  June 18th [A]t a covenant [sic] meeting voted to give Brother Jonathan Greenman a Letter of commendation[.]

J[.] Crumb  Church Clerk

 

At a covenant meeting held [A]ugust 20th it was resolved that we appoint Brethren G[.]H[.]Frost and Reuben A[.] Bullock to visit Brethren John P[.]Hadly and Isaac C[.] Brown and report to our next church meeting to be held on the 8th day of Sept[.] [two lines illegible]

 

Sept[.] 8th 1842 At the [A]nnual meeting of the church and society Wm[.] Green was present as Moderator and Josiah Crumb present as Clerk[.] Resolved that we receve [sic] the report of the above committee[sic][.]

Resolved that we withdraw the hand of fellowship from Brethren John P[.]Hadley and Isaac Brown for refusing the government of the church.

Resolved that we appoint Brethren Harvy Putman & Jonah Crumb to serve as trustees to serve as trustees [sic] to hold there [si] office for three years[.] Resolved that we appoint Brethren Reuben Bullock and Josiah Crumb to attend our nect [sic] Quarterly meeting. Resolved that we appoint Brother Wm[.] Green as treasurer in the place of Josiah Crumb[.] Resolved that thlis meeting be adjorned [sic] until [sic] the second [T]hursday in September in 1843[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

At a Special Church meeting held Dec[.] 3d 1842  Resolved that we feel agreved [si] with the Freewill Baptist church of Ellington for receiving members excluded from this church until [sic] restitution had been made to the church [.] ___

Resolved that we cannot fellowship any members who was active in such reseption [sic] aiding or assisting or incourageing [sic] such reseption [sic] untill [sic] restitution is made[.]

Resolved that the clerk be instructed to communicate the above resolutions to the Ellington Church[.]

J[.] Crumb  Church Clerk)

 

At a covenant [sic] meeting held February 18th 1843 after renewing covenant [sic] Brethren Harvy Putman & Josiah Crumb was [sic] appointed to attend the Quarterly meeting[.] Voted that the [C]lerk state in the Letter to the quarterly meeting that we feel aggrieved [sic] with our sister church at Ellington for receiving members excluded from this church without restitution being mad[e] to this church and ask for help from the quarterly meeting[.]

J[.] Crumb   Church Clerk

 

At a covenant [sic] Meeting held April 15[th] 1843agreeable to request[,] voted to give Sister Lucy Kimbal a letter of commendation[.]

J[.] Crumb   Church Clerk

 

At a covenant [sic] meeting held May 20th 1843 Deacon Waitsitill [sic] Crumb was receved [sic] by letter of commendation[.]  J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

At a church meeting held June 3d 1843. Brethren Waitstill Crumb & Wm[.] Green & Josiah Crumb were appointed as deligates [sic] to attend our next quarterly meeting to be hold [si] in [G]ary the 4th Saturday in June inst[.] resolved the Clerk be instructed to Lay the matter of difficulty between this church and the Ellington Church before the quarterly meeting by an epistle stating the matter of agreevences [sic] with the said Ellington Church and ask for counsel from the quarterly meeting[.]

 

Resolved that this meeting be adjourne3d until [sic] the 2d [T]hursday in September next[.]

J[.] Crumb  Church Clerk

 

June 17th 1843 at a covenant [sic] meeting Sister Lydia Crumb was received on recommendation by letter[.]

J[.] Crumb  Church Clerk

 

July 15th 1843 at a covinent [sic] meeting Resolved that we appoint Deacons Waitstill Crumb[,] Wm[.] Green[,] [and] Parker A[.](?) Branch to visit the Ellington church for the purpose of digusting [discussing?] the difficulties between the said churches[.]

 

August 19th 1843  at a covinent [sic] meeting Brother Jonathan Greenman returned his letter and took his place in the church[.] Brother Arad (?) Losee was receved [sic] as a member in the church having been baptized previous[.] [M]eeting was refreshing[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

At the annual meeting of the first [F]reewill Baptiwst Church & Society held September 14th 1843

1st Resolved that we reappoint Brother[s\] Samuel Day & John P[.] Hadley trustees to serve said Church & Society three years[.]

2[nd] Resolved that we accept the report of the tresurer [sic][.] [3rd] Resolved that we reappoint Br[.] Wm[.] Greeners [T]resure[r] [sic]to serve one year[.]

4[th] Resolved that we appoint Brethren Waitstill Crumb[,] George H[.] Frost[,] and Josiah Crumb to attend the next quarterly meeting to be h3ld at Villenovia [sic] the present month[.]

5th Resolved that we give sister Sallyann Curtice a letter of commendation[.]

6th Resolved that we accept the report of the committe [sic] appointed to visit the Ellington church[.]

7th Resolved that we instruct the Clerk to lay the matter of difficulty meeting at ther [sic] next session provided it is not settled[.]

8[th] Resolved that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] the second [T]hursday in Sept[.] 1844 at this place[.]

Josiah Crumb Church Clerk

 

At a covinent [sic] meeting held February 17th 1844 Resolved we appoint Brothren P[.]K[.] Brand & Harvy Putnam be appointed [sic] to attend our next quarterly meeting[.]

Resolved that we request the next quarterly meeting to be held with this church[.]

Resolved that we forward the name of the Elder T[.] V[.] Main for the renewal of his credentials[.]

 

At the annual meeting of the [F]irst [F]reewill Baptist Church and Society held Sept[.] the 11th 1845 Resolved 1st that we appoint [B]rother Harvy Putnam and Judson Sheffield to serve said church and society for two years as trustees[.]

Resolved that we appoint [B]rethren Wm[.] Green and Arad Losee to serve said church and society for 3 years as trustees[.]

Resolved that we appoint [B]rother Wm[.] Green as [T]reasurer for one year[.]

Resolved that we appoint Brethren Harvy Putnam and Arad Losee to attend our next Quarterly meeting to be held in [sic] Resolved that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] the second [T]hursday in Sept[.] 1846 at 6 o[‘]clock P[.]M[.] at this place[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

At a covinent [sic] meeting held [A]ugust 17th 1844 [sic] Resolved that we give [S]ister Lovinna Putnam a letter of commendation[.]

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

At a covinent [sic] meeting held in [A]ugust 1846 [S]ister Lovinna [P]utnam returned her letter and took her place place [sic] in the church[.]

Arad Losee  Clerk Pro tem

 

At the annual meeting of the [F]irst [F]reewill Baptist Church and society held of [Cherry [C]reek held at the school house in school district No[.] one in said town on the tenth day of September 1846

Resolved that we reappoint [B]rother[s] Daniel Day an John P[.] Hadley as trustees to serve said church and society for 3 years[.]

Resolved that we appoint [B]rother Arad Losee as [C]lerk for the church[.]

Resolved that we appoint Brother Wm[.] Green [T]reasurer[.]

Resolved that we appoint Brethren Daniel Day and Josiah Crumb to attend our next quarterly meeting to be held in Ellington[.]

Resolved that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] the second [T]hursday in September 1847 at the Meeting house in said town[.]  J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

April 17th 1847

At a covinent [sic] Meeting Withdrew the hand of fellowship from Harriet Woodworth for refusing Church government

A. Losee  Clerk

 

May 15th At a covenant meeting Rec[‘]d Br[.] Alonzo Houg as a member of this Church be a letter of commendation from the [S]econd F[ree]. W[ill]. Baptist Church of Hamburgh[.]

A. Losee  Clerk

 

June 5th At a covenant [sic] Meeting voted to change the time of holding covenant Meetings from the Saturday Before the third Sabbath in every month to the Saturday before the first Sabbath in every month

A. Losee  C[.] Clerk

 

At the annual Meeting of the First Freewill Baptist Church and Society of Cherry Creek held in the Meeting House on the Second [T]hursday of September 1847[,] Reappointed Brother[s] Harvy Putnam and Judson Sheffield as trustees for said Church and Society for three years[.] [V]oted Charles A. Spencer trustee for said Church and Society to fill the vacancy [sic] of John P. Hadley[.]

[B]y information          Arad Losee   

 

April 1st 1848  At a Covenent Meeting held on the first day of April voted that [S]ister Luvinnia (?) P. Putnam According to her request have a letter of Dismission and recommendation[.]

Ara[d] Losee   Clerk

 

June 3d At  a Covenant Meeting held on the third day of June voted that Brethren Wm[.] Green (?) & Josiah Crumb be our Delegats [sic] to the next Quarterly Meeting. [T]hat Brother Harvys name (?) be sent for the Register[.]

Ara[d]  Losee   Clerk

 

At a meeting of the Church on the 8th of June voted that Brother Alonzo E[.] Hovy be sent to the next Quarterly Meeting for examination for ordination which was to [be] held in Ellington on the 10 & 11th of said month at which place he was ordained by the Quarterly Meeting on the 11th day of June 1848

Arad Losee  Clerk

 

July 1st [A]t a Covenant Meeting voted that we receive Brother Wm[.] H. Osborne by letter from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Worthington Circuit Ohio at Conference[.]

Also voted that we receive Bro[.] Salmon Wheeler by letter of Commednation [sic] from the [F]irst F. W. Church of Franklin

Arad Losee   Clerk

 

At the Annual Meeting of the First Freewill Church & Society held at the Meeting House on the 14th day of Sept[.] 1848[.]

1st [Voted[ that P[.] K[.] Branch be Moderator[.]

2nd [T]hat Arad Losee be Trustee for three years[.]

3rd [T]hat Wm[.] Green be Trustee for 3 years[.]

4th [T]hat P.K. Branch be Treasurer[.]

5th [T]hat this Meeting be adjourned to the second [T]hursday in September next at 7 o[’]clock in P.M.

Arad Losee   Clerk

 

Names of the Members of the Church carried over from the first page now resuming,

Thomas V. Main.  Dismissed by letter [F]ebruary the 10th 1851

Parker R. Branch   Dismissed By

Lucy Branch___Letter

Hiram Sheffield.

Clarisa Powers.

Axy Woodworth.

Daniel Day

Sabrina Day

Harriet Main   March 2d 1850 dismissed by letter

Jonathan Greenman    April 17[,] died 1852

Joanna Greenman

Moses Ferrin

Dianne Ferrin

Wm[.] Green  dismissed by Letter April 16th 1853

Orilla Green

Maria Sheffield

Mary Bailey   Dismissed by Letter

George H.Frost.

Zoviah Frost.

Josiah Crumb

Murial Wheeler

Uriah Vose

Elizabeth Vose  Dismissed by letter

Lucy Kimball   Dismissed by letter May 25th 1850

Hary Putnam.

Rebeca Putnam.

Dismissed by letter  Juliette Mills.

June 8th 1853

Emeline Wheeler   dismissed by letter June 23, 1849

Lucina Berry

Reuben A. Bullock   Dismisd

Nancy Bullock          by letter

Lydia Crumb.

Aral Losee  Dismisd  By letter

From the old Book

Phebe Northrup.

Alonzo E. Harvy rcd.    Dismissed by

May 15th 1847                letter June 23, 1849

 

July 1st 1848  by letter  Wm[.]H. Osborn  Dis[.] by letter October 1st 1849

[B]y letter July 1, 1848  Salmon Wheeler.

Rcd   July 6th 1849

By baptism    Set E[.] Millspard (?)

Do[.] W. A. Eddy.

 “    Julius Bentley.  Excluded [M]ay 15[,] 1852

  “   Laura Weiner [Waver?].

  “   Mary Waver (?).

  “  Jerome Osborn.  Excluded

  “  Betsy Chase.

  “  Mara Bench.

  “  Eliza P[.] Osborne  Dis[.] by letter Oct[.] 1st 1849

  “  Mary Jane Perrin.

 

  “[i.e. ditto] Harriet Vose[.]  Dismis[s]ed by letter

  “  Susanna Curtis.  [D]ismisssed by letter  April 16th 1853

  “  Lydia Carr.

  “  Mary Carr. Excluded [M]ay 15[,] 1852

  “  Maria Osborn.  [D]ismissed by letter  June 23rd 1849

  “  Sally Osborn.  [D]ismissed by letter   June 23rd 1849

  “  Mary Davison.

  17th “  Mary Bennett.  Excluded for immoral conduct  April 6th 1850

  Feby 3rd 1849  Elizabeth Newton   Dismis[s]ed by letter

  Do  Cornelia Vose  Dis’st  June 10th 1849

  “  Elmina Wheeler

 

March 4th  Rec[‘]d by baptism  Electa Weaver.

  Do  Harriet R. Putnam

   “  Benjamin A. Putnam  Dismis[s]ed by Letter

 March 31st by letter  Sarah Eddy.

April 1st by baptism  Wm[.] Vose. Dismis[s]ed by Letter

Do  Leroy Rowe.

 “  Clymena Crumb.

April 22nd by baptism  Lucina Osborn[.] Dis[missed] by letter October 1st 1849

April 28th by letter  Oliver Johnson  Dismissed by Letter April 16th  1853

May 27th David Beverly.

By baptism Do  Lucinda Pope.

  “        Harriet Sheffield.

 

June 23rd Rec[e]ived by letter Sally Ann Curtis.  Dismissed by letter April 16th 1853

Do [i.e.June 23rd] Do [i.e.Received by letter] Lucina Knapp  [D]ismissed by letter March 2nd 1850

June 24th Alonson Sheffield  Died May 1857

By Baptism   Do Fidelia Sheffield  Died March 1851 (?)

  “  Lydia Ann Kent.

  “  Maria Ferrin.

  “  Ann Sanders       Dismissed by letter

July 1st (?)    Silas Osborn  Dismiss[ed] by letter July 1st 1849

By baptism

August 19th

By baptism Sister  .  .  .  Beverly  Died March 31st 1850

Oct 1st By baptism  Curtis Smith

 Do  Almira Smith

 

January 6th 1850   Rec[‘]d by baptism  Mary James

February 10th  Rec[‘]d by baptism  Israel Fairchild

February 24th by baptism  Sister        Hitchcock

March 31st By baptism  Mary Frost. Elisha Kent.

April 4th By baptism  Julian (?) Spen[c]er

            Deloss Crumb.

               Henry Crumb.

By baptism

April 27th Manly Osborn   Dismissed by letter

 

Sept[.] 14th D.N (?), Mckoon  by Letter

            1850  Jane Mckoon   by Letter

Rec[e]ived

July the 19th

Received    1851  Sary Orsland

By Letter                    

April 11  Received

1852       by baptism Sister Ingham

April 17    Ann Sanders returned

1852    her letter of commendation

            to the Church[.]

May 15   by Baptism received

1852          George Sheffield

May 23   [R]eceived by baptism    Dismissed by letter Jan[.]22nd 1853

1852     Albert Green[.]

Feb[.] 18th 1855  [R]eceived Sister Jane Gilbert By Letter and Brother Gilbert

  For (?) baptism as was Baptised and received in the Church

1852     Albert Green[.]

Feb[.] 18th 1855  [R]eceived Sister Jane Gilbert By Letter and Brother Gilbert

  For (?) baptism as was Baptised and received in the Church

 

May 12th 1855 [R]ec[e]ived Samuel Mount and Lucy Mount

March    1854 [R]eceived Catherin Slaton 

Fred (?) Joy (?) by Baptism

March ??? Emaline (?) Edwards

Received by Baptism

Alonzo Edwards By Baptism

Silis Edwards received

By Baptism

Mary Jane Morgan received By Baptism

Harriet (?) Naramon (?) received By Baptism

-----issus Edwards and Isadore Frost was Baptised

-------ing Connabe (?) received by Baptism

Emily Beverly by Baptism

Alonzo Powers received by Baptism 

 

May 20[,] 1856    Baker rec[e]ived By Baptism and Sister Baker by Baptism[.]

Mariah King received By Baptism

Mariah Brown received By Baptism

Charles Crumb received By Baptism  [D]ismissed by letter May 6 (?) 1865

May 20 (?) Charles Brown and his wife rec[e]ived By Baptism

[May ?] 2 Saly (?) Ells received by Letter

                              Sanders by Baptism

Oct[.] 29th 1856 Mosely (?) Conn (?) was received in the Church[.]

March 1863  Maryan Martin rec[‘]d by Letter

   Christary (?) Martin By Baptism

Anna and [M]argaret Delahoy (?) and Augusta Green By Baptism

 

Joseph Bullock by Baptism

 

On Sabbath April 1st – 1849 the Church voted that br[.] Wm[.] H. Osborn have the privilege of improving his gift publicly[.]

Arad Losee  Clerk

 

April 18th 1849

Sister Parks was baptized by brother O. Johnson but not recd[.] into the Church.

[B]y information.

A. Losee  Clerk

 

At a Covenant Meeting held the 21st of July the Church voted that brother A. Losee have the privilege of improving his gift in the manner which God may make it duty[.]

A. Losee  Clerk

 

At a Covenant Meeting held on the 18th of August voted a travelling [letter] to br[.] O. Johnson to go to Pa. to attend a Quarterly Meeting.

Also voted that there be a committee of three to visit br[.] T.V. Main and report to the next meeting C[ovenant] M[eeting].

W. H. Osborn[,] R. A. Bullock[,] A. Losee, said committee[e]

A. Losee  Clerk

 

18th voted brethren P. R. Branch[,] D. Beverly[,]. A. Losee[,] Harry Putnam to be our delegates to the next Q[uarterly] Meeting held in Charlotte[.]

Voted that br[.] W. H. Osborns name be Sent to the next Q[uarterly] Meeting for examination for license.

A.  Losee   Clerk

 

Said Quarterly examined Br[.] Osborn and granted license September 8th 1849

A. Losee   Clerk

 

At the annual Meeting of the first Freewill Baptist Church & Society held on the second Thursday in September 13th 1849[:]

1st voted that br[.] Wm[.] Green be moderator[.]

2nd [voted] That Br[.] P.R. Branch be treasurer for one year[.]

3rd [voted] That br[.] Ferrin be trustee for three years[.]

4th [voted] That br[.] Alonson Sheffield be trustee for 3 years[.]

5th [voted] That Arad Losee be Church Clerk for one year[.]

6th [voted] That this Meeting be adjourned to the second [T]hursday in September next at 7 oclock in the evening to be held at the Meeting House[.]

Arad Losee   Clerk

 

At a Covenant Meeting held on the 15th of Sept[:] 1st voted that br[.] Harry Osborn his wife and daughter have a letter of commendation when called for[;] 2nd That that [sic] each member of this Church pay one shilling apiece for the Mission Cause[,] half for foreign and half for home Mission[;] 3rd That this Church become a Missionary Society Auxiliary to the Quarterly Meeting Missionary Society and that the officers be appointed at the next Covenant Meeting.

Arad Losee   Clerk

 

At a covenant Meeting held on the 13th day of Oct. Organized said(?) Missionary S[ociety] by appointing A. Losee Secreatary & P. R[.] Branch treasurer.

Arad Losee   Clerk

 

At a Covenant Meeting March 2nd 1850

1st By request the Church voted Sister Harriet Main a letter of Commendation.

2d Also Sister Lucyna Knapp A letter of Commendation[.]

3rd Voted that Br[.] A. Losee have a written certificity(?) from the Church Showing his right to improve his gift publicly as the Lord may direct[,] also his standing in the Church.

Arad Losee    Clerk

 

March 31st

At a Covenant Meeting Wm[.] Mount was Baptized but not rec’d[.] as a member of the church.

A. Losee    Clerk

 

April 14th The statistical report up to this date and all after this that are received[,] Dismissed[,] & c. will [?] in the next annual[?] report[.]

Arad Losee     Clerk

 

June the 22 1850

At a Covenant meeting held June the 22 voted that Brother Losees [sic] resignation from the office of Clerk be excepted [sic][.]

Also voted that brother R. A. Bullock be Church Clerk[.]

R. A. Bullock   Clerk

 

July 7 1850

At a meeting of the brethren voted that Anna Sanders(?) have a letter of Commendation by request[.]

R. A. Bullock    Clerk

 

Aug[.] the 17 1850

At a Covenent [sic] meeting voted that we send brethering [sic] P. R. Branch[,] Arad Losee[,] Leroy Rame(?) and Benjamin Putnam deligates [sic] to the next quarterly meeting. Also that we give brother (?) Johnson a letter of Commendation[.]

R. A. Bullock   Clerk

 

At an anual [sic] meeting of the first free will Baptist  Church and society held on the second Thursday in Sept 12th 1850 at the meeting house --

1 voted that Br[.] William Green be Moderator[.]

2 voted that Br[.] Greenman be trustee for three years[.]

3 voted that Charles A. Spencer be trustee for three years[.]

4 voted that R. A. Bullock be Clerk for one year[.]

5 voted that P. R. Branch be treasurer for one year[.]

6 voted that this meetting [sic] be adjourned until the second Thursday in Sept next at the meeting house at seven oclock P.M.

R. A. Bullock   Church Clerk

 

At a covanant [sic] meeting held on the twelvth [sic] day of Sept 1850 voted that we alter the time of holding the covenant meting [sic] from once in four weeks to the Saturday before the third Sabbath in each month[.]

R. A. Bullock   Church Clerk

 

Nov 16 1850

At a covanent [sic] meeting brethering [sic] voted to send brethering [sic] D. W. McKoon, P. R. Branch[,] A. Losee[,] and Uriah Vonse(?) delagates [sic] to our next quarterly meeting at Vilanovia[.]

R. A. Bullock   Church Clerk

 

Nov 25 1850

At a meeting of the Church it was voted that brother Manly Osbond have a letter of commendation by his request[.]

R. A. Bullock   Church Clerk

 

Jan 18 1851

At a meeting of the Church voted that we adopt the penny a week sistam [sic] for the for the [sic] report of Missions[.]

R. A. Bullock   Church Clerk

 

Jan 18 1851

At a Covanant [sic] meeting of the Church voted that we appoint Brethering [sic] R. A. Bullock, J. Greenman[,] D. C. Macoon and E. Milspaw delagates [sic] to attend the next q[uarterly] m[eeting] to be held at Cherry Creek.

R. A. Bullock  Church Clerk

 

Feb 15 1851

At a covenant meting [sic] held febuary [sic] 15 voted that we have a committy [sic] of three to visit brother Milspaw and that bretheren [sic] R. A. Bullock, G. H. Frost, and P[.] Branch be said committy [sic]. Also that we appoint a committy [sic] of three to visit sister Bently and sister Carr that sister Crune(?), sister Green and sister Sheffield be the committy [sic] and that the above mentioned commity report at the next Church meeting to be held February ninetee[n]th at one oclock PM[.]

R. A. Bullock  Clerk

 

At a church meeting held Feb 19th 1851 Resolved that we have the report of the committy [sic] appointed to visit sister Carr and sister Bently. Herd [sic] the report and resolved to lay it on the table[.] [A]lso herd [sic] the report of the committy [sic] appointed to visit brother Milspaw and discharged the committy [sic][.]

R. A. Bullock   Clerk

 

Sept 13 1851

At the Annual meeting of the first free will Baptist Church and society held on the thirteenth day of Sept

1 voted that Josiah Crum be monderator [sic]

2 voted that William Green be trustee for the term of three years

3 voted that William Killburn(?) be trustee for the term of three years

4 voted that Parker R. Branch be treasurer for one year

5 voted that R. A. Bullock be Clerk for one year

6 voted that this meeting be adjourned until the 9 of Sept 1852 at six oclock PM at the free will Baptist meeting house in Cherry Creek[.]

R. A. Bullock  Church Clerk

 

Nov the 15 1851

At a covenant [sic] meeting held on the Saturday voted that we send delegate [sic] to q[uarterly] M[eeting] Oct the 19[.]  [B]rethering [sic] D[.] W[.] MCoon[,] Will Green[,] Josiah Crum and Uriah Vose. [A]lso voted to send brother A[.] Losees name to the quarterly meeting for lisance [sic] to preach[.]

 

April 7 1851

At a meeting of the bretheren [sic] for the purpose[e] of hireing [sic] a minister for the insuing [sic] year

1 prayer by Elder Losee

2 Chose brother Green to fill the Chair

3 voted that the freewill Baptist occupy this house every Sabbath this year

4 voted that we imploy [sic] a minister to labour [sic] with this church every Sabbath for one year[,] also to spend a part of each week in visiting the church and society

5 voted that we appoint a committy [sic] of three whose business it shall be to visit Elder D. W. Mcoon(?) for the purpose[e] of procureing [sic] his pastorial labours

6 voted that brethern [sic] A. Losee[,] A. Kent and L. Rame(?) be said committy [sic]

7 voted that this committy [sic] report at the next covanent [sic] meeting

 

April 24 1852

At a special meeting of the first free will Baptist church

1 prayer by Elder Losee

2 brother Green filed [sic] the chair

3 voted that we have preaching twice every Sabbath for one year

4 voted that we employ D[.] W[.] Mcoon as pastor for one yaer

5 voted that the committy [sic] visit Elder D. W. Mcoon for the purpose[e] of procureing [sic] his pastorial [sic] for one year

6 voted that we endeavor to sustain a Sabbath school for one year

 

At the anuel [sic] meeting of the first Freewill Baptist Church & Society held on the Second Thursday in September 9th 1852,

1st Voted that Wm[.] Greene serve as moderator

2nd That Josiah Crumb act as trustee in place of Jonathan Greenman deceased

3d Voted that G. H. Frost & E[.] Alonson Sheffield Serve as trustees for the term of Three years

4 voted that Wm[.] Greene act as treasurer for one year

5 That A. H. Greene serve as clerk for the term of one year

6 voted that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] the Thursday before the 2nd Sunday in Sept 1853

Albert H. Greene  C[lerk]

 

January 22d 1853[.] At regular covenant meeting of the first F. W. Baptist Church of Cherry Creek voted that brother Albert Greene have a letter of recommendation[,] also that Brother S. E. Milspaw serve as Church Clerk. [A]cepted. Voted that Wm[.] Greene[,] Josiah Crumb & S. E. Milspaw be appointed to hire a minister[.] [M]eeting a[d]journed.

S. E. Milspaw  Clerk

 

April 16th 1853[.] At a Covenent [sic] meeting Letters [of] Dismission [were] voted to Eld[.] O[.] Johnson, Deacon Wm. Green[,] Susanna Curtis & Sally A. Rose[.] Brothers Crumb & Green Dismissed from Committy [sic] to hire minister and Brother Alonson Sheffield & G. H. Frost ap[p]ointed in their sted [sic][.]

S. E. Milspaw  Ch. Clerk

 

Sept 3d 1853[.] At a Covenent [sic] meeting on the 3d day of Sept 1853

1st Brother Alonson Sheffield was voted Deacon

2d Voted that S. E. Milspaw serve as Church Treasurer for the insuing [sic] year

3d Voted that we send as deagates [sic] to Qarterly [sic] Meeting[.] Eld[.] Daniel McCoon, Br. Alonson Sheffield, & S. E. Milspaw

4th voted that each member pay 12 ½ cents a year for to [sic] defray the expense of the church

S. E. Milspaw  Ch Clerk

 

At an anuel [sic] meeting of the first Freewill Church & Society held at Cherry Creek Sept 6th 1853

1st voted that Joseph Kent serve as modarater [sic]

2d voted that Joseph Kent serve as trustee for three years

3d voted that Charles Spencer serve as trustee for three years

4th voted that James Carr serve as Trustee in the plase [sic] of Wm[.] Green for one year

5th voted that Horatio Davison serve as Clerk for one year

6 Voted that this meeting be ajorned [sic] until t he Tuesday before the second Sunday in Sept next at 7 oclock PM[.]

S[.] E[.] Milspaw  Ch Clerk

 

1854 The annual meeting of the first freewill Baptist church and society held on Thursday the 7th day of September 1854

1 Resolved that Parker R. Branch Serve as moderator.

2d  Resolved that Charles A. Spencer and Joseph Kent to serve as trustees for term of 2 years

3d  Resolved that Moses Ferrin and David Beverly serve as trustees for the term of 3 years

4th Resolved that Judson Sheffield serve as trustee to fill the vacancy of Alonson Sheffield for one year

5th Resolved that Josiah Crumb serve as clerk of said society for one year

6 Resolved that this meeting be adjourned untill [sic] the second Thursday in September next at 6 oclock PM at this place

J[.] Crumb   Clerk

 

At the anual [sic] meeting of the Church and Society of the first Freewill Baptist Church held at the meeting house in Cherry Creek on the 13th day of Sept 1855 agreable [sic] to previous adjournment

1st voted that J[.] P[.] Hadly serve as chairman & that S. E. Millspaw serve as clerk pro tem

2 voted that this meeting be adjourned to the 22 inst at 4 oclock PM

Sept 13 1855    S.  Milspaugh

 

Sept 22  1855

At the adjourned meeting of the freewill Baptist Church and Society of Cherry Creek held at the freewill Baptist Meeting house in Cherry Creek agreeable to previous adjournment

1st Sethe(?) S. Chase was cald [sic] to the Church

2d voted that Samuel Mount serv[e] as trustee for three years

3d voted that G[.] H[.] Frost serve as trustee for three years

4th voted that G[.] H[.] Frost serve as clerk

5 voted that this meeting be adjourned unto the 2d [T]hursday of Sept next at this place at 7 oclock in the afternoon

G[.] H[.] Frost  Clerk

 

Jany. 26 1856

At a covenant held at the meeting hous[e] in Cherry Creek Brothers Samuel Mount[,] Georg[e] Sheffield and G[.] H[.] Frost were appointed Delegates to the quarterly meeting[.]

G[.] H[.] Frost    Clerk

 

May 19th 1856  mo[n]thly meeting

[Elder?] L[.] B[.] Starr and Nancy P[.] was [sic] received as members of Church by Letter

Elder L[.] B[.] Starr and Breatheren [sic] Samuel Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost were appointed delegates to the quarterly meeting[.]

 

Oct 25th 1856

Samuel Mount and George Sheffield was [sic] appointed a committy [sic] to visit S. E. Millspaugh on a complaint for [?] and in(?) spirits[.]

 

Nov 29th 1856  [A]t a covenant me[e]ting Samuel Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost was appointed a committy [sic] to visit [S.] E. Millspaugh and [?] him at a church meeting to be held on the 11th of December inst. S. B.  Starr[,] S. Mount and Josiah Crumb was [sic] chosen Delegates to the quarterly meeting[.]

 

January 20th 1855 [sic] Voted that G[.] H[.] Frost serve as Church Clerk[.]

January 20th 1855 at Covenant meeting

1 Resolved that Elder A[.] Johnson and Brethren P[.] R[.] Branch and G[.] H[.] Frost be deligates [sic] to the next quarterly meeting

2 Voted that we request the yearly meeting to be held with this church

3 voted that S[.] E[.] Millspaugh be added to the committy [sic] to hire a minister for the ensuing year

4 voted that Brother Ely Durell(?)and Sister Durell(?) have a Letter of recommendation

 

May 19th at a covenant meeting Samuel Mount and Lucy Mount was [sic] recd/ in the Church[.]

 

June 17th at a covenant meeting voted that we Send as Deligats [sic] to the quarterly meeting Samuel Mount[,] R[.] A[.] Bullock and G[.] H[.] Frost[.]

 

At a Covenant meeting of the freewill Baptist Church held on the 30th Day of Nov. 1855

1st Voted that Samuel Mount Serve as Deacon of said Church

2d Voted that George H[.] Frost [serve] as 2 Deacon of said Church

3d Voted that Samuel Mount[,] Josiah Crum and Geo[.] H[.] Frost be Deligates [sic] to the next quarterly meeting to be held in Vilinova [sic][.]

4th Voted that the next quarterly meeting be held with this church Cherry Creek Nov. the 30 1855

G[.]H[.] Frost  Church Clerk

 

May 16th 1857

At a covenant meeting

1st Voted that Elder L[.] B[.] Starr and Nancy P[.] Starr have letters

2d voted that Elder A[.] Johnson and Brotherin [sic] S[.] Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost be Deligates [sic] to the quarterly meeting

3d voted that Samuel Mount[,] David Bevily and G[.] H[.] Frost be a committy [sic] to employ a preacher

 

September the 4th (?) at a covenant meeting voted that Elder A[.] Johnson[,] Brother[s] S[.] Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost be deligates [sic] to the quarterly meeting[.] [V]oted that S[.] Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost be a committy [sic] to notify Brother S[.] Millspaw to attend the next Covenant meeting and show cause why he should not be excluded for un(?) conduct and (?) to his church covenant[.]

At the covenant meeting held Oct 3(?)

1st Resolved that there be a special church meeting [T]hursday the 15th inst[.] at 2 oclock PM to attend to the complaint against Brother E[.] Millspaugh[.]

2d Resolved that Brother S[.] Mount be a committy [sic] to notify him to attend[.]

At 15th he did not attend and there was nothing Done[.]

 

Oct 31st 1857

At a covenant meeting it was voted that we have a special church meeting to be held on wensday [sic] the 11th inst. To attend to the co[m]plaint against E[.] Millspaw[.] 2voted that J[.] Crumb be a commity [sic] to notify him to attend[.]

 

Wensday [sic] Nov 11th Church met[.] Brother Millspaw did not attend[.] [A]fter hearing the proof of the comp[laint] it was moved that we withdraw the hand of fellowship from him and was caryed [sic] unanimusly [sic][.] [I]t was also moved that we withdraw the hand of fellowship from Sister Nancy P[.] Starr and carryd [sic] unanimous [sic][.] [V]oted that we have a church meeting 4 weeks from today at 1 oclock in the afternoon[.]

 

The Anual [sic] meeting of the freewill Baptist Churhc and Society held on Thursday the 10th day of Sept 1857 Resolved that Joseph Kent and Judson Shefield serve as trustees two years [and] Resolved that Charles A[.] Spencer and David Bevely serve for three years[.]

Resolved that we adjourn to 2nd Thursday in Sept. next at 6 oclock in the afternoon at this house[.]

Spet. 10th 1857   G[.] H[.] Frost Clerk

 

At a covenant meeting held on 11 Dec 1857 it was resolved that A[.] E[.] Hoay(?) be restored(?) to the Ministry and Brother(?) Conehey(?) was appointed a commity [sic][.]

Have it published in the Starr(?)

G[.]H[.] Frost

 

At a covenant meeting Held in Jany 185(?) Elder A[.] Johnson and A[.] E[.] Hoay was chosen as delegates to the quarterly meeting[.] Brother S. Mount was appointed as subs Clerk in (?) (?) [.] Did not attend[.]

 

At a covenant meeting Sept 2(?) 1858(?)

1st voted that Eld[.] A[.] Johnson and Brother [sic] Wm[.] U[.] Edwards be Delegats [sic] to the quarterly meeting

2d [V]oted that we reques[t] the quarterly meeting with this church the next time

3 voted that Sister Ingham have Letter

 

February 12th 1859 Whereas Elder A[.] E[.] Hoay(?) Has left the freewill Babtist [sic] Church Cherry Creek in an unchristian Like maner [sic] Therefore resolved That we no longer recognize him As a member of this Church nor as a minister of the freewill Baptist Denomination[.]

G[.] H[.] Frost  Church Clerk

 

Setp 9th 1858

At the anual [sic] meeting of the freewill Baptist Church and Society of Cherry Creek held at the meeting house

1st voted that G[.] H[.] Frost serve as Moderator

2d voted that G[.] H[.] Frost and Samuel Mount Serv[e] as trustees for three years

3d voted that we adjourn to the 2d [T]hursday in Sept next at 6 oclock in the afternoon

G[.] H[.] Frost   Clerk

 

Cherry Creek February 19th 1859

At a covenant meeting

1st Voted that Elder A[.] Johnson and Broth[ren] S[.] Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost be Delegates to the quarterly meeting[.]

2d Voted that we appoint a committy [sic] of two to visit Delinquent members

3d Voted that S[.] Mount and W[.] U[.] Edwards be said committy [sic]

4 Voted that we have a Church Meeting next Satterday [sic] at 1 oclock

 

February 26th 1859 Church meet agreeable to previous appointment and heard the report of the committy [sic]

1st resolved that we withdraw the hand of fellowship from Alonzo Powers[,] Harvey Putman[,] and Harriet Hadley[.]

 

At a covenant meeting held April 16th 1859

Voted that we Let the Christean [church?] occupy the house one half of the time for three years on condition that they pay half of the repairs on the house

2 voted that we withdraw the hand of fellowship from Eunise Sheffield

 

At a covenant meeting May 1860

1st voted that Eld[.] A[.] Johnson and David Beverly and G[.] H[.] Frost be Delegates to the quarterly Meeting[.]

2 voted that we withdraw the hand of fellowship from Charls Brown

 

Cherry Creek Sept 13th 1860

At the anual [sic] meeting of the freewill Baptist Church and Society of Cherry Creek held at the meeting house

1st J[.] C[.] Mount was cald [sic] to the chair

2d Voted that Moses Ferrin and Stephen Martin serve as trustees for two years

3d voted that Charls A[.] Spencer and David Beverly serve for three years

4th voted that we adjourn to the 2d Thursday of Sept next at 6 oclock in the afternoon at this place

 

Sept 12th 1861 At the anual [sic] meeting held at the meeting house agreeable to previous adjournment

1st voted that C[.] A[.] Spencer serv[e] as moderator

2 voted that Samuel Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost serve as trustees for three years

3 voted that we adjourn this meeting unto the 2d Thursday in Sept. Next at 6 oclock PM

C[.] A[.] Spencer moderator

G[.] H[.] Frost clerk

 

At a covnant [sic] meeting of the freewill Baptist Church of Cherry Creek held May 12th 1860

1st voted that Elder A[.] Johnson and Brother S[.] Martin and G[.] H[.] Frost be Deligates [sic] to the quarterly meeting

2 voted that we appoint a committy [sic] to chose a minister

3 voted S[.] Mount[,] J[.] Crumb and David Beverly be said committy [sic]

 

March 1863 Maryan Martin was receive[d] By Letter[.] Christania Martin received by Baptism[.] Anna and Maryet Delahoy and August Green was [sic] received by Baptism. Joseph Bullock Baptised and the watch care of the church[.]

 

Cherry Creek April 12th 1862

At a covenant meeting of the freewill Baptist Church of said town Edward B. Rollins made a request to Join the church and requested that a Council of ministers of the quarterly meeting be invited to attend a Church meeting to Cou[n]cil with the church on the subject[.] [V]oted that there be a special Church meeting held at the freewill Baptist meeting house in Cherry Creek on Satterday [sic] the 19th inst at 2 oclock PM[.]

 

Satterday [sic] April 29th (?) the Church met agreeable to appointment and Elder W[.] Shepherd and O[.] Johnson was [sic] present as council and after mature Deliberation it was voted that his request be granted and he was received as member of the Church[,] a minister of the gospell [sic][,] receipt of hand of fellowship(?)[,] and received (?) and sister Almina Rollings was received as member of the church by Letter[.]

 

Cherry Creek April 17th 1863

1st At a covenant meeting of the freewill Baptist Church of Cherry Creek voted that Elder Rollins have a Letter of Sattisfaction [sic] from the Church for his Labors the past year

2 voted that we apoint [sic] a Commity [sic] of three to employ a preacher for the ensuing year

3 voted that Brother[s] Ferrin[,] Gilbert[,] and Frost serv[e] as a committy [sic]

 

May 16th 1863 At a covenant meeting

1st voted that we have a speshill [sic] Church meeting on Satterday [sic] the (?) Day of May inst

(?) O[.] Johnson and brother[s] Gilbert and Mount were chosen Deligats [sic] to quarterly meeting[.]

 

At the Covenant meeting of the Freewill Baptist Church of Cherry Creek Sept 6th 1863

Voted that Elder O[.] Johnson and David Beverly and Samuel Mount be the Delegates to quarterly meeting[.]

 

At the anual [sic] meeting of the free will Baptist Church and Society of Cherry Creek held at the meeting house [then follows a brief but illegible marginal note, then the following]

1st voted that Moses Ferrin and Stephen Martin serv[e] as trustees for 2 years

2d voted that Charls A[.] Spencer and David Beverly serv[e] 3 years

3 voted that Josiah Crumb ser[e] as Clerk (?) Sept 1863

G[.] H[.] Frost  Clerk

 

At the anual [sic] meeting of the freewill Baptist Church and Society of Cherry Creek held at the meeting house of said church on Thursday the 8th day of Sept 1866 G[.] H[.] Frost was called to the Chair & Josiah Crumb (?) (?) [.] Resolved that we reappoint G[.] H[.] Frost and Samuel Mount to serve as trustees in said societies for [a] term of three years[.] Voted that this meeting be adjourned to the second Thursday in Sept next (?) at 6 oclock P.M.

J[.] Crumb  Clerk

 

Nov 1866 (?) [Someone and] wife dismissed by letter[.] Elder O[.] Johnson dismissed[.] (?) [Probably three or four people] dismissed by letter[.]

 

At a covenant meeting held on the first Satterday [sic] in June 1867

1st Resolved that G[.] H[.] Frost be Clerk of the Church and Society[.]

G[.] H[.] Frost Clerk

 

Cherry Creek Spet 12th 1867

At the anual [sic] meeting of the Freewill Baptist Church and Society held at the meeting house

1st voted that J[.] P[.] Hadley serve as Chairman.

2d voted Samuel Mount and G[.] H[.] Frost Serve as trustees for three years

3d voted that J[.] C[.] Mount and C[.] A[.] Spencer Serve for two years

4th voted that J[.] P[.] Hadley and David Beverly Serve one year

Cherry Creek Sept 12th 1867 G[.] H[.] Frost Clerk

J[.] P[.] Hadley Moderator

Adjourned to the 2 Thursday of Sept. next at 6 oclock afternoon

 

At a covenant meeting held at the freewill Baptist meeting house in Cherry Creek May 23d 1868 Walter Griswold and Franklin Pope were received for Baptism[.] May 24th were Baptised and recived [sic][.] May 27 Sister Sprat(?) was receved [sic] by Baptism[.]

 

The anual [sic] meeting of the Freewill Baptist Church and Society of Chery [sic] Creek was held at the freewill [sic] Baptist meeting house in Cherry Creek Sept 9th 1869[.] Voted

1 that A[.] P[.] Cook serv[e] as Moderator

2 that C[.] A[.] Spencer and Wm[.] U[.] Edwards serve as trustees for three years

3 That Hiram Hildrum and Franklin Pope serve for two years

4 that we adjourn to the second Thursday of Sept. next at 6 oclock in the afternoon

A[.] P[.] Cook Moderator

G[.] H. Frost  Clerk

 

February 29th 1838 [Perhaps should have been 1868; appears to be G. H. Frost handwriting.]

At a covenat [sic] meeting held at the freewill Baptist meeting house Brother B. Severance was receved [sic] by Letter[.] Sister Nancy Knapp recived [sic] for Baptism Sept 3 1869 At a covenat [sic] meeting[.] Susan Slater was received by Letter and Elder A[.] Cook[,] Hilldrum and Wm[.] U[.] Edwards was [sic] appo[i]nted Delegates to quarterly Meeting[.]

 

August 27 1870

At a Covenant meeting of the Church a committee of Sisters Mrs. Alimena Brown & Mrs. Emeline Edwards were appointed to visit Mrs. Henry Crumb to acertain [sic] as to reports of Bad conduct[.]

Also A[.] P[.] Cook, Frank Pope[,] Hiram Hilldrum & Wm[.] U[.] Edwards were appo[i]nted delegates to the quarterly meeting to be held with the Dayton Church[.]

Wm[.] U[.] Edwards   C[.] Clerk

Also H[.] W[.] Hildrum & J[.] C[.] Carpenter wer[e] appointed to visit Henry Crumb and notify him to appear before the church[.]

 

Sept 2 Committee reported to Church and Henry Crumb was Excluded from fellowship[.]

W[.] U[.] Edwards  C C

 

Cherry Creek January 13 1872

Saturday (?) moved and carried that Delia Frost[,] Frankie Northrup[,] Emma Elliot(?) and George Howard be received as candidates for Baptism[.]

Jan 14th The above named candidates were Baptised [sic] into the Church[.]

 

January 17th 1872 At a Covenant Meeting the Freewill Baptist Church at this Meeting House

1st Sister Cynthia H. Carpenter was received as a member by Letter

2nd James Baker made a request that he might be received back into the Church. The request was granted and he was received.

3rd Brethern [sic] A[.] P[.] Cook[,] Samuel Mount[,] Frank Pope[,] George Howard[,] G[.] H[.] Frost were elected Delegates to attend the next quarterly Meeting to be held at the Freewill Baptist Church in Cherry Creek February 9th 1872[.]

W[.] E[.] Griswold, Clerk

 

Cherry Creek Nov 25th 1871

At a Covenant Meeting of this Freewill Baptist Church Franklin Pope, Wm[.] Morian, Samuel Mount and A[.] P[.] Cook were chosen Delegates to attend the next quarterly meeting to be held at Dayton Cattaraugus Co[.] N.Y.

W. E. Griswold

Church Clerk

 

Cherry Creek Dec 30th 1871

At a Covenant meeting it was moved and carried that the Church take up a collection the first Sabbath after every covenant meeting of the Freewill Baptist Church[.]

W.E. Griswold

Church Clerk

 

Sept 8 1870 At an anual [sic] Churhc Meeting of the Freewill Baptist church and Society William Morian was called to the chair as Moderator[.] Moved and Seconded that William Morian & W[.] E[.] Griswold Serve as trustees for three years and Carried[.] Moved and carried that this meeting be adjourned to Sept 8 1871 at six oclock P.M.

W. U. Edwards  C[hurch] Clerk

 

Jan[.] 28[,]1871  At a Regular Covenant meeting of The Freewill Baptist Church Rev[.] A[.] P[.] Cook[,] Samuel Mount[,] W[.]A(?)[.]Edwards[,]H[.]W[.] Hildrum[,]F[.] Pope wer[e] elected delegates to the quarterly meeting to be held with the Cherry Creek Church Feb[.]10[,]1870 (?)Also Samuel Mount[,] F[.] Pope[,] W[.]A[.] Edwards wer[e] appointed as [a] committee [sic] to Hire [a] Pastor for 1891[,] the coming year commencing Apr[.] 1[.]

 

Feb[.] 4[,] 1871 Church called a financial meeting and financies [sic] of Church [were] settled and a committee [sic] of three appointed to investigate the subject of Buying or building a Parsonage[.] S[.] Mount[,] F[.] Pope & G[.]C[.] Carpenter wer[e] elected [to] said committee [sic][.] [A]djourned[.]

 

Feb[.] 6[,] 1871  Church convened to receive report of Committee [sic][.] A[.]P[.] Cook called to Chair[.] Committee [sic] reported that it was advisable to Build Parsonage on Church Lot South of meeting House[.] Moved and Seconded that a committee [sic] be appointed to investigate the legality of Building on Church Lot and drew plan of building with probable cost thereof and also invested with power to circulate Subscription to Raise funds to build and to buy another Lot if necessary[.]

Moved and carried that the Trustees already elected Serve as Such Committee [sic][.]

Moved and carried that W[.]A[.] Edwards Serve as Chairman of Said Committee [sic][.]

[M]oved to adjourn to Feb[.]14[,]1871 and carried[.]

W[.]A[.] Edwards C[.] Clerk

 

Cherry Creek  May 1870 [sic]

Names of Members belonging to the Freewill Baptist Church in Good standing at this date[.]

Thomas Mount  Deceased

G[.]H[.] Frost}   Died

Zeriah (?) Frost}

 Lydia Crumb  Deceased

Reubin [sic] A[.] Bullock    died

Nancy Bullock

Moses Ferrin

Diana Ferrin

Samuel Mount

Lucy Mount

C[.]A[.]Hildrum

Laura Hildrum

Climena (?) Brown

Con…… for baptism        Ceba Brown

Frances Pope

Mrs[.]Julia Pope   Deceased

W[.]A[.] Edwards

Emeline Edwards

W[.]E[.] Griswold

Isadore Griswold

Mariah Brown

Rev[.] A.P. Cook

Mrs[.] J(?)[.]A[.] Cook  Dismissed by letter

1870  X  Henry Crumb     Excluded

Joanna Crumb

Lucinda Pope

Mrs[.] Lillis Edwards

Mrs[.] Fidelia Spratt

Miss Susan Skater

Miss Mariah King

Joseph Bullock

Mrs[.]Elizabeth Frost

Mrs[.]George Bently

Benjamin Slater      nonresident

Mrs[.] Electa Billlings

Mrs[.] Nancy Knapp

Hellen [sic] Frost

Mrs[.] Beach Parks

Mrs[.] Oscar Weaver    Died

Mrs[.] David Van Husen

Benjamin Sevarns

Delos Crumb

Mahalia Parks

Josephine Woodbury

Mrs[.] Delia Holmes

Mrs[.] Salina Spencer

Mrs[.] R[.]D[.] Hadley

A(?)[.] Carpenter

William Morian

Marilla Morian

__? Carpenter

Mrs[.] C(?)…. Sheffield

Josephine Woodbury

Silas Bullock and wife

…. Bullock and wife

Illegible

Illegible

Illegible    Deceased

Illegible

 

1870

Aprill [sic] 30

At a regular Covenant meeting held by the Free will Baptist Church By Vote of Church

J.C. Carpenter and Mrs[.] Aaron Sheffield were received and Mrs[.] Chas O[.] Brown received for Baptism

 

 

1870        Henry Crumb  Excluded

Oct[.]  10   At a Special Meeting of the Church Henry Crumb appeared before the church after having been visited by a committee and Plead Guilty to the charge of Larceny and Lieing [sic] and [was] excluded from the church [.]

W.A(?). Edwards  Clerk

 

1871

March 25  At a Covenant Meeting Brother Samuel Mount presented a request for a letter for Sister Mary Mount[ and garnted [sic] by the Church

W[.] A[.] Edwards

 

Cherry Creek May 27th 1871

At a Covenant Meeting of the Freewill Baptist Church  Resolved that Rev. A.P. Cook [,] W.A. Edwards[,] Samuel Mount[,] H.W. Hildrum and Wm[.] Morian  were elected  Delegates to attend the Quarterly Meeting at Hamlet[.]  W.A. Edwards resigned Clerkship[.] Resignation was received[.]

Moved and carried  that W.E. Griswold serve as Clerk[.]

Resolve[d] that a request be sent  to the Quarterly Meeting  to grant W.A. Edwards a License to preach the Gospel [.]  Mrs[.] ???les Gardner  was received as Candidate for Baptism[.]

W.E. Griswold   Church Clerk

 

Nov[.] 30th at Cherry Creek N[.]Y[.]

At a Covenant Meeting held at the Freewill Baptist Church Rev. A.P. Cook[,]  I.C. Carpenter[,] W.E. Griswold [,] Wm[.] Morian and Frank Pope were elected Delegates to attend Quarterly Meeting to be held at Dayton Cattaraugus County commencing Saturday December 7th 1872[.]

W.E. Griswold  Clerk

 

Cherry Creek  N.Y.

Dec. 27th 1874

The F[reewill] Baptist Church  in covenant meeting  assembled.  The Spirit of the Lord was present and prayers were offered for the salvation of sinners. Bro. W. A. Edwards made his  report which was accepted and Samuel Mount was elected Trustee in(?) his stead for the ensuing year. A committee was appointed consisting of Bros[.] D. Boutwell, J. C. Carpenter & F. Pope to hire a man to take care of the church for the ensuing year. Sister Eunice A. Bullock was received by letter.

Church Clerkire Pastor for 1891[,] the coming year commencing pri

 

Cherry Creek Jan (?) 1875

The Freewill Baptist Church

Covenant meeting assembled[.]

1st Brothers Higby, Mount, Pope, Boutwell were appointed delegates to the next quarterly meeting held at Clear Creek Church

2nd Brothers S[.] Mount, Carpenter, Bullock, were appointed a committee on donation[s]

3rd S. Mount, Weaver & Pope to supply the desk for the coming year

4th Sister Higbee, Brown & Edward were appointed a visiting committee

5th F[.] R[.] Pope was elected church clerk

F[.] R[.] Pope

Church Clerk

 

Cherry Creek Feb 28(?)

The Free Baptist Church met in covenant meeting

(?) to supply the desk

Further (?) to hire (?)

A[.] P[.] Pope   Clerk

 

Cherry Creek May 29 / 75

At a regular covenant meeting held at the Free bapptist [sic] Church Bros[.] Joseph Bullock, Rev[.] Bro[.] Johnson, Bro[.] S[.] Mount, Bro[.] Walter Griswold[,] Bro[.] W[.] Morian were chosen as delegates to attend the next quartter [sic] meeting to be held at Ellington[.]

J[.] Bullock [paid in] 10

W[.] Edwards [paid in] 10

Bro[.] Johnson paid in 12

S[.] Mount 25

F[.] R[.] Pope 10

J[.] C[.] Carpenter 10

[T]he amt[.] [above] was paid in for expence [sic] of yearly meeting[.] Resolved we discharge the visiting committee sisters Higbe[,] Brown & Edwards[.]

F[.] R[.] Pope  Church Clerk

 

Cherry Creek  June 26 / 75

[A]t a regular covenant meeting of the Free Baptist Church held at their church Rev[.] Bro[.] L[.] Johnson[,] Lydia Johnson his wife[,] P[.] Melvin his son were received as members by letter[.]

F[.] R[.] Pope   Clerk

 

April 24 / 75  Cherry Creek

The Free Baptist Church met in covenant meeting with 19(?) members present[.] Bro[.] Higbee presented his Resignation[.] Resolved we accept it[.]

Resolved that the Trustees meet at the Parsonage next Wednesday evening to see about buying barn[.]

F[.] Pope  Clerk

 

Cherry   Oct 20 / 75

The free Baptist church Cherry Creel meet in Covenant meeting meeting [sic][,] offered by prayer[.] Resolved that a committeeof two be appointed to visit Bro[.] Morian[.] Bros[.] Edward & Carpenter were elected as such committee[.]

Meeting closed by prayer[.]

F. R[.] Pope  Clerk

 

Cherry Creek  Nov 27 / 75

The Free Baptist Church met in covenant meeting whereupon brothers Joseph Bullock[,] D[.] F[.] Boutwell[,] A[.] J[.] Weaver[,] W[.] E[.] Griswold & Rev[.] L[.] Johnson were elected delegates to the next quarter meeting. Bro[.] E[d]ward as chairman in the case of Bro[.] Morian made his report which was that said Morian refused to comply with the rule and requirement of the Church[.] Bro[.] Carpenter substanciated [sic] the report[.] Bro[.] Morian was present and made a s[t]atement in regard to the matter and refused to comply with the requirements of the Free Baptist Church[.] Moved & carryed [sic] by a unanimos [sic[ vote that Wm[.] Moryan be excluded from this Church[.] Meeting closed by prayer from Bro[.] Edwards[.] F[.] R. Pope Clerk

 

Cherry Creek Jan 29 / 76

At a regular covenant meeting of the Free Baptist Church brothers S[.] Mount[,] W[.] E[.] Griswold[,] J[.] C[.] Carpenter were apointed [sic] to secure a Pastor for next year[.] Also Bros[.] F[.] R[.] Pope[,] D[.] Boutwell[,] A[.] J[.] Weaver as committee to secure someone to take care of the Church & Bros[.] J[.] C[.] Carpenter[,] J[.] Bulock[,] D[.] Boutwell[,] W[.] E[.] Griswold[,] Rev[.] L[.] Johnson delegates to Q[.] meeting[.]

W[.] Edwards

Clerk

 

March 25 / 76

At a regular covenant meeting of the F[.] Baptist church in Cherry Creek meeting opened by Prayer[.]

Resolved that we accept the committees report to hire Bro[.]Martin[.]

Resolved that we grant Bro[.] Wm[.] Edwards a letter[.]

Also Bro[.] L[.] Johnson and Lydia his wife and Melvin their son[.]

F[.] B[.] Pope Clerk

 

April 29th 1876

Covenant Meeting

Voted that Delinda Hall be received as a member of this church[.]

 

May 27 Covenant Meeting

Over Twenty Present had a good time[.] Robert Martin & Hester Martin were received by Letter as Members[.] The following Delegates appointed to attend the Quarterly Meeting held with the Ellington Church[:] Robert Martin Pastor, Frank Pope, D. Boutwell, W. Griswold, Bullock[.]

 

June 11 Baptised 5

Mrs. Whaley Sen[.], Mrs. Mary Whaley, Frank Whaley, W. D[.] Whaley[,] Hellen Boys.

Evening Received the two Mrs. Whaleys[,] the others having been received before[.]

Same Evening Received Cary Douglass by Letter from the Dayton Church[.]

 

1876 June 15th Holland Purchase yearly Meeting held with the Cherry Creek Church[.]

Had a good season[.]

R[.] Martin Moderator

 

24th Covenant Meeting

16 present[.] [A]ll gave their testimony[.]

 

July 29th Covenant Meeting

It seemed good to get back amongst our Flock after being at Sherman for a few weeks[.] [W]e were received very warmly[.]

 

Aug’st 26

Covenant Meeting

16 present[.] [H]ad a good season[.]

Sister Beverly was received as a member of the Church on her Christian experience[,] her previous membership being with the Close Communion Baptists[.]

 

1876 Aug’st 26 Cherry Creek Free Baptist Church

Delegates to the Quarterly Meeting to be held with the Church at Hamlet[.] Robt. Martin Pastor[,] Samuel Mount[,] Dea[.] W. Griswold[,] D[.] Boutwell[,] Br[.] Bullock[,] W[.] D[.] Whaley[.]

 

Aug’st 26th Made out the Rev[.] J[.] H[.] Higbee and Sister Higbee Letter of Commendation[.]

 

Nov 28 Duncan M[.] Martin Received by Letter[,] Esster Martin by Letter[.]

 

May 1877 Covenent [sic] Meeting

18 Present

 

June 1 Quarterly Meeting Ellington Delegates Robert Martin[,] Walter Griswold[,] S[.] Mount[,] J[.] Carpenter

 

1877 Cherry Creek NY

April 1 Mrs[.] Thompson received as candidate for Baptism and fellowship and Mrs[.] Reed[.]

 

June 10 Baptized Mrs[.] Thompson and Mrs[.] Reed

 

June 30 Mrs[.] (?) Shattuck by Letter

 

Oct 6 A business Meeting Saterday [sic]

Received (?) Church Books

Resolved committe [sic] be appointed to visit Daniel Whaley[.] Samuel Mount & Elder Martin be that committe [sic] and report next covenat [sic] meeting

Moved that absent members be required to Covenant with the Church by Letter at covenant meeting Last Saterday [sic] in Dec (?)

 

Free Baptist Church Book

Moved that we have a business meeting every Quarter on the Thursday evening preceding the Quarterly Meeting[.]

 

1878 Mar 31st

Covenant Meeting[,] Twenty being present had a good meeting[.]

Elder Crandall from Poland[.]

Voted that Elder Robt[.] Martin and (?) Mrs[.] Martin have Letters of Commendation and that Esster Martin and Duncan M[.] Martin have Letters of Commendation[.]

 

1878 May 25th

Covenant meeting conviened [sic] and a good intrest [sic] was manifested[.] [T]he members showed signs of a desire for a revival of interest[.]

[V]oted to recive [sic] Rev[.] A[.] P[.] Cook and Mrs[.] G[.] W[.] Cook by letter[.]

[V]oted to send as deligates to Q. M. Rev[.] A[.] P[.] Cook[,] J[.] C[.] Carpenter[,] A[.] J[.] Weever[,] F[.] R[.] Pope[.]

[R]equested the next term to be held with the church at Cherry Creek[.]

 

June 29 Freewill Baptis[t] Church met in covenant meeting[.] [T]he spirit of the lord was present[.] By a vote of the members present Daniel Whaley was e[x]cluded from the church[.]

F[.] R[.] Pope  clerk

 

Sept 28 The Free Will Baptist church met in covent [sic] meeting[.] Bro[.] Benjman Seveau requested a letter it was granted[.]

 

Nov 30 Covnant [sic] meeting met and usual degree of intrest [sic] manifested and the church voted to give Lucetta Smalley a letter[.]

 

April 23 1881

Cherry Creek Apr 23d 1881

At a regular covanat [sic] meeting of the Free Babtist [sic] Church held at their church Sister Electa Billings was elected Treasurer and S[.] P[.] Griswold clerk in place of F[.] R[.] Pope for the time being[.] [A]good degree of intrest [sic] was manifested[.]

D[.] P[.] Crumb   clerk

 

Cherry Creek  Aug 13th

At a regular covenant meeting of the Free Baptist church held at the church a com[mittee] of five was appointed to see about paying Oliver Shattuck[.] Also five delagates [sic] was [sic] appointed to attend quarterly meeting in four weeks from today at Dayton[,] D[.] [P.] Crumb[,] S[.] Edwards[,] D(?) Boutwell[,] Andy Weaver[,] Frank Pope[.]

D[.] P[.] Crumb   clerk

 

Oct the 10 at Cherry Creek 1881

At a covenant meeting of the Free Will Baptist church U[.] S[.] Edwards[,] J[.] C[.] Carpenter[,] Andrew Weaver were elected committee to see about driving a new well at the Parsonage[.] [A]lso a notice to be given out of a meeting to be held on the 15th of October for the purpose of repairing the meeting House Sheds[.] [A]lso that a meeting be held on the 25 day of October for the purpose of Electing a new sett [sic] of church trustees of the Free Baptist church[.]

D[.] P[.] Crumb    Clerk

 

Nov 5th 1881

At a meeting of the Free Baptist Church & Society for the purpose of Electing Trustees for Said Society & Church Meeting called to order by Electing C[.] H[.] Spencer Chairman[.] [T]he following wer[e] Elected Trustees of the Free Baptist Church & Society[:] David Beverly[,] D.P. Crumb[,] Darrias Hadley[,] Andrew Weaver[,] Jospeh C. Bullock[,] C[.] H[.] Spencer[.]

D[.] P[.] Crumb    clerk

 

Jan 28th 1882

At a regular covant [sic] meeting of the Freewill Babtist [sic] Church held at the Freewill Babtist Church [sic] Sister Clara Potter was received as a member by letter[.] Brother Andrew Weaver[,] Brother J[.] C[.] Carpenter and Brother Delos Boutwell were appointed delegates to attend the cottage quarterly meeting[.] [A]lso arrangments were made for a Donation party for Rev[.] M[.] S[.] Edwards to be held at the central Hotel on the evening of the 2nd of February 1882[.]

D[.] P[.] Crumb   clerk

 

Feb 23 At a regular covant [sic] meeting of the Freewill Babtist [sic] Church Brother Andrew Weaver[,] D[.] P[.] Crumb & Brother Delos Boutwell were appointed a committee to see & make arrangements of filling the Pulpit of the Freewill babtist [sic] church for another year[.] [A]lso a committee of Sisters were appointed to visit and look up absent members of the church[.] [A]lso a vote was taken for the trustees of the church (?) to make Some arrangements in relation to the Parsonage Barn[.]

D[.] P[.] Crumb    clerk

 

[The next entry is the following letter, attached to the record book with a straight pin.]

The Church of Christ at Richville, Genesee County, New York to the Disciples of Christ, wherever this may come, Greeting: This is to certify that the Bearer, Miss Clara Potter is a member with us, in good standing and full fellowship, and as such we cordially commend her to your Christian love and oversight.

By order of The Church this First day of January 1882.

Frank S. Brown, Clerk

 

[undated entry] Paster [sic] U[.] G[.] Edwards Ulyssess

U[.] W[.] Edwards

Licensed minister

Added by letter & atherize [sic]

 

[The following is the last page of the record book.]

The amount paid into the treasury G[.] H[.] Frost August 1855 [followed by an illegible note in the margin]  J[.] Crumb paid (?)

Nov 30 1855 (?) Sheffield  16

S[.] Mount   16

E[.] Millspaugh  26

H[.] Crum   3

J[.] Crum    6

G[.] H[.] Frost    25

May 16 1857 Paid to yearly meeting   50

Samuel Mount   44

Nancy P[.] Starr    25

Lydia Crumb   25

Henry Crumb   25

O[.] Johnson    25

Frances C[.] Spencer   25

J[.] Crumb   25

D[.] Beverly   25

Oct 29 1854  Lydia Crumb   38

E(?) Bullock    (?)

67

76

143