First Congregational Church
Church Records

Original records located at the Vedder Library. Retyped by Arlene Goodwin from a transcription of the original records by unknown individual.


List of Officers, Deacons, Ruling Elders, Trustees
And Members.

Deacons 

1834 Jairus Munson

1837 Argulus White

 Ruling Elders

1826 Argulus White
         Jairus Munson

1876 George Lent
         Romayne L. Parsons

1833   Abner Berry

1895  George W. Clark
          Francis L. Dodge

1843  Lawrence Winnie

1897  M. Watson Richmond
          James A. Campbell

1856 Anson Bela Brisack
         Peter I. Stanley M. D. 

1859 John Munson
         Sylvanus Parker

 Trustees

1841  Albert Steele

1862  Jesse Ingraham

1842  E. S. White
          Stephen Steele
          Henry Kinsley

1863  Romayne L. Parsons

 1843  Daniel B. Strong
          Abraham Parker

1867  James Stambridge
          John Munson

1844   Allen Smith

1871 Hiram B. Clark
         Egbert  B. Dodge
         David Brainard

1845   Henry Hart

1874  Reuben Powell

1849   Lawrence Winnie

1876  Walston Ferris

18__  Peter I. Stanley

1878 George Sylvester Lewis

1859  Jerome Smith
         A. B. Brisack

1881 Daniel L. Lewis

1884  Francis L. Dodge

 

Communicant Members

Note: For some of the names that belong here, _of those who were members at the time of the removal, -the reader is referred to the First Congregational Church of Windham (list of members)

United under Rev. Josiah Hawes

1842

1843

1844

Mrs. Benjamin Kinsley

Benjamin B. Hosford

Miss Helen White

Mrs. Josiah Hawes

Mrs. Abraham Parker

Elihue Smith

Mrs. Henry Hart

Mrs. Abigail Ives

Everts Decker

Miss Mary Ann Coles

Mrs. Matilda Winnie

Lamira Decker

Miss Mary Ann Hawes

James Frayer

 

Miss Susannah Tuttle

 

 

Under Rev. S. S. Potter

1845

1846

1847

1849

Mrs. Phoebe Potter

Abraham Parker

Mrs. Harrison O. Howland

Clark A. Beebe

 

Miss Lucina P. Tuttle

Mrs. Eunice Kinsley

Mrs. Sarah Beebe

 

Miss Adaline White

William Littabrandt

Mrs. Elizabeth Bennet

 

 

Mrs. William Littabrandt

Mrs. Nathaniel Ormsbee

Under Rev. E. S. Hammond

1852

1854

Sandford Tuttle

Alvin V. Vroman

Anson Bela Brisack

Mrs. Alvin Vroman

John J. L. Brandow

Peter I. Stanley, M. D.

 

Mrs. Sarah Staley

 

John L. Cammer

 

Mrs. Cynthia Cammer

Under Rev. Edward Stratton

1856

1858

Mrs. Edward Stratton

James Stambridge

Sylvanus Parker

Mrs. James Stambridge

J. Buel Parker

Jesse Ingraham

Mrs. J. Buel Parker

Albert H. Ormsbee

Mrs. Margaret E. Stratton

George Lent

John Munson

Mrs. Sarah Belinda Lent

James Brandow

Mrs. Rebecca P. Hallmay

Jerome Smith

 

Mrs. Melvin Smith

 

Mrs. Susan Parsons

 

Mrs. Eliz. Bushnell

 

Mrs. Almira Morris

 

Mrs. Eliz. B. Jaynes

 

Miss Dennie Anable

 

Miss Caroline Tuttle

 

Miss Lydia Parker

 

Mrs. Alanson Mallory

 

Miss Antoinette Hyatt

 

Albert Steele

 

Romayne L. Parsons

 

  Under Rev. A. F. Gilbert

1866

Charles E. White

Howard A. Clark

Mrs. Lisandra White

Irving E. White

Mrs. A. Z. Allen

Frances Bennett

Reuben Powell

Miss Jennie D. White

Miss Eva Brandow

Mrs. Reuben Powell

William Smith

Miss Hannah Brainard

Hiram B. Clark

Miss Ellen L. Tuttle

Miss Lucinda Ives

Mrs. Hiram B. Clark

Miss Fidelia Smalling

Miss Martha Winghart

Miss Emily E. Romayne

Miss Cynthia Waterman

Under Rev.  T. S. Dusinberre

1867

1869

1860

Mrs. Rosanna Tompkins

Walston Ferris

Daniel B. Strong

Mrs. Emelissa Rogers

Mrs. Phoebe Ferris

Egbert B. Dodge

 

Miss Mary Williston

 

 Under Rev. C. O. Day

1876

Mrs. Sophronia Lee

Miss Lizzie Clark

Mrs. Arevesta Smith

Mrs. Helen Brainard

Miss Jerusha Martin

Mrs. Sarah White

Miss Ella Burroughs

 

Under Rev. Timothy Williston

1877

Georgia Sylvester

Lewis Maitland Rogers

Miss Nettie Smith

Charles Parsons

 Under Rev. E. N. Sebring

1878    Francis L. Dodge

Under Charles E. Herbert

1889  Miss Carrie Thorpe,  Miss Frances Brainard,   Miss Harriet Lewis

 Under Rev. D. I. Morrison

1890        David Brainard, Miss Helen C. Brainard,  Mrs. Albert B. Steele

Under Rev. James Bain

1892, Mrs. Eliz Wiltse,   1893  Mrs. Caroline Weeks

Under Rev. George Bergen

1895

George W. Clark

John Wesley Steele

Albert B. Steele

George Thorpe

Mrs. Eunice German

William H. Lewis

Miss Lettie Brezee

 

Under Rev. H. M. Dodd

1896

1897

1898

1903

James A. Campbell

Miss Ella A. Dodd

David Henry Conine

Daniel L. Lewis

Mrs. Ada Campbell

Mrs. Mary E. Richmond

 

Miss Etta May Payne

Mrs. Maria W. Dodd

Mrs. Rose Ding

 

Frank A. Munson

M. Watson Richmond

Lynn S. Munson

 

Harry A. Steele

Miss Lucy Hayward

 

 

Mrs. Eliza Clark

 

 

 

Miss Florence C. Dodge

 

 

 

William Thorpe

 

 

 

Sherman Munger

 

 

 

Miss Mildred E. Brandow

 

 

 

John Thomas Ding

 

 

 

Augustus B. Munson

 

 

 

Addington Brandow

 

 

 

Mrs. Catharine Brandow

 

 

 

Sam. Chauncey Clark

 Baptisms

Note: Only a few of them have been recorded, with are given below:

Mar. 31, 1847, Harriet Augustus Hart
Sept. 5, 1847,  Charles Bissel Hart
Sept. 5, 1847,  Isadore Newell Parker
Dec. 31, 1847, Addison Tuttle Brandow         
Aug. 31, 1849, Wm Bailey Howland
Sept. 2, 1849, Amy Ann Augusta Hart
June 10, 1856, George White Stratton
Clara Jane Parsons
Edward Doane Parker
Vernon Covell Stanley
Mary Ella Stanley
Belle   Stanley  
Josephine Stanley
Sidney Smith
Dwight Smith
Eldora Smith
Nelson Smith
E---- Smith
Addie Smith
Aug. 10, 1869, Egbert B. Dodge
Apr. 20, 1890, Helen Clark Brainard
--- --, 1892  Mrs. Elizabeth Wiltse
Mar. 17, 1895, Lettie Brezee
May 16, 1895, William Henry Lewis  
May 16, 1895,  Mrs. Eunice German
Nov. 7, 1897, Harry Addison Steele
Nov. 7, 1897, Florence Clark Dodge
May 3, 1903, Daniel Lennon Lewis
                     
Samuel Chauncey Clark
                     
Eliz. Buel Clark
                      
John Thomas Ding
                    
William Thorp
                    
Mildred Eunice Brandow
                    
Sherman Munger
 

Marriages by Rev. S. S. Potter
1846
June 14, Seymour A. Whitcomb and Miss Catharine Jones
June 30, Sandford Tuttle and Miss Lucina P. Tuttle
July 6, Elisha P. Strong and Miss Caroline Peck
Sept. 16, John J. Brandow and Miss Susannah P. Tuttle

The following is found in the Old Church Record book. It is copied as nearly exact as possible. Its publication will make accessible a valuable record, one not only of interest to the families named, but to the general public. The dates opposite each name are dates of birth. The parentís names are in italics.

Catecumens

The names of the children baptized and by that ordinance made members of the First Congregational Church of Christ in the town of Windham, State of New York.

Mar. 21,1803, Samuel Crocker (adult)  Sept. 18, 1803 (bapt.) Simon Pratt (adult) 

George Stimson                                                        Exp.Stone
May 6, 1791, Polly Hulzard                                   Danford
Jan. 10, 1793,  Jeremy                                             Nancy
Mar. 10, 1795, Sally                                                Debby
Feb 5, 1799, Samuel                                                Jeremy S.
Apr. 4, 1803, Nathaniel                                           George S.
                      
Emily                                                 All bapt. Sept. 18, 1803
All bapt. May 6, 1803 except Emily Bapt. Dec. 26, 1813.

Rice                                                                         Abram Dudley
Luman                                                                    Mary
Julia                                                                        Anson
John                                                                        Urban
Esther                                                                     Lemuel N.
Thankful                                                                Joseph T. May 4th, 1806
All bapt. May 8, 1803                                          All bapt. Sept. 18, 1803, Joseph
                                                                               
Bapt. June 22,1806.                                                

 B. Rice                                                                   E. Strong                    
Ruth                                                                       James R.
Polly                                                                      Anna Eliza
Amos                                                                      Samuel
All bapt. May 8,1803                                            all bapt. Sept. 26, 1803, Samuel Jan. 18, 1807

M. Buel                                                                  Rice    
Artamesia, bapt. May 8, 1803                       Sally Rice born 1785, bapt. Sept. 21, 1803.
 

Brown                                                                    Samuel Crocker
---- --- --- Sarah                                                      Oct. 22, 1792, Lucy
Dec. 17, 1789, Jedediah                                       Dec. 1, 1794, William
Jan. 31,1792, Sarah Jr.                                          Aug. 22, 1796, Abigail
Mar. 2, 1794, Harriet                                            Nov. 30, 1801, Betsey
Mar. 23, 1796, Uriah R.                                        May 3, 1806, Charlotte, bapt June 22, 1806
July 4, 1798, Lucretia F.                                     
Feb. 1801, Caroline
Feb. 18, 1803, Henry
Aug. 3, 1805, Lorinda
All except firs and last bapt. July 10, 1803.

Joel Tuttle                                                              James Coe
Alvin, age 18                                                         Mar. 13, 1799, Sylva
Anna Bierce, 17 yrs.                                             Apr. 12, 1801, Luman
Dumah, 15 yrs                                                       Feb. 6, 1804, Norman
Julius, 13 yrs                                                          all bapt. June 29, 1805
Sophia, 10 yrs.
All bapt. July 10, 1803

Amos Hubbard                                                      Asahel Baldwin
June 15,1803, Justin                                               July 11, 1804, Sally
Sept. 1, 1807, Samuel D.                                       Oct. 7, 1806, Eliza
July 10, 1803, Justin bapt.                                     Sally bapt 1805, Eliza June 14,1807
July 27, 1807, Samuel 

Increase Claflin                                                   Luman Stanley
Names not given, bapt.                                      Oct. 22, 1807, Frederick
July 10, 1803                                                         bapt. June 14, 1807 (So in record, Prob. Born 1806)

Timothy Hubbard                                                Joseph Hamilton
Nov. 29, 1789, Laura                                          July 12, 1803, Joseph A.
Nov. 11, 1792, Lusina                                         Jan. 12, 1ipu?, Axsah
June 26,1796, Alphred                                        Axsah bapt. June 21, 1807
May 7, 1799, Weltha
Sept. 6, 1802, Halsey
Laura bapt. And perhaps all the rest.

Samuel Baldwin                                                  --------Holcomb
July 25,1788, Lydia                                             Jan. 6, 1793, Sally Orilla
Dec. 27,1790 Hilon                                              Oct. 18, 1794, Abi
Dec. 27,1790  Haerlem                                        Sept. 14, 1796, Alonson
Feb. 8, 1793, Wait Hill                                        Sept. 25, 1799, Diadamy
June 1, 1795, Ambrose                                       All bapt. Oct. 18, 1807
June 17, 1797, Lucy
Apr. 11, 1802, Ira

  Aaron Claflin                                                      Samuel Peck
Feb. 1, 1807, Polly                                            Feb. 13, 1790, Clarracy
            
                                                               Apr. 28, 1792, Loly
Simon
Pratt                                                        Oct. 30, 1793,  Chancey
Dec. 2, 1784, Fanny ?                                        Feb. 22, 1796, George
Apr. 28, 1787, Luther                                        May 6, 1798, Esther
Oct. 26, 1790, Experience                                 June 8, 1801, Philo
Mar. 6, 1792, Ruth                                            Aug. 4, 1802, Lucy
Nov. 12, 1794, Lucretia                                    Mar. 2, 1805, John
July 24, 1797, Ephrahim                                   Apr. 26, 1807, Susannah
Dec. 3, 1802, James                                            The last four and perhaps all bapt. Sept. 1807.
May 3, 1804, Sally                               

Rockwell Strong                                                George Babcock
June 7, 1807, Meriam Rockwell                       Sept. 30, 1807, Abel Simmons
                                                                             
Apr. 21,1809, Herman Briggs
Robert M. Turney
                                              May 12, 1811, Hiram Steele
 
Nov. 27, 1806, Anne M.                                    June 10 1813, Horace Havens
Nov. 9, 1808, Lusina P.
Sept. 10, 1810, Sally                                           Samuel Baldwin
                                                                             
Henry DeGrasse
                                                                              Fanny Caroline
                                                                              Both bapt. June 1812 

Luman Squires                                                 Reuben Smith
Dec. 30, 1803, Cynthia                                    Jan. 19, 1800, Almira
July 16, 1806, Edward                                     Jan. 15, 1802, Philander Milton
June 3, 1808, William                                      Aug. 16, 1805, Betsey Allen
Dec. 4, 1810, Mary Burr                                  Almira, Philander and Betsey bapt. 1809.
Oct. 4, 1807, (bapt) Cynthia and Edward
 

Perez Steel Esq.                                                 -----Squire 
Catislta (?)                                                         Dec. 30, 1803, Cynthia
July 1, 1799, Hannah                                        July 16, 1806, Edward
Aug. 13, 1801, Harriet                                      Oct. 4, 1807, both bapt.
Julia (?)
Hannah and Harriet bapt. Sept. 17,1807. 

Samuel Hanson                                               Harry Hosford
Jan. 29, 1793, Martha                                       Nov. 8, 1803, (bapt) Jane V. born 1812
Mar. 9, 1795, Sarah
Mar. 28, 1797, Samuel Jr.                                Erastus Beach
June 9, 1799, Experience                                Apr. 26, 1808, Charles Lahatt
Aug. 17, 1801, Clarissa                                   Feb. 24, 1810, Edmond
Mar. 2, 1804, Maria                                         June 12, 1808, Charles bapt.
Dec. 24, 1808, Sylvester                                  Edmond bapt. June 1810
Last three bapt. June 1809.

 Benajah Tichnor                                              Timothy Parsons
May 22, 1788, Benajah                                    Eli
Mar. 9, 1790, Luther                                        Albert
Mar. 17, 1792, Heman                                     Timothy
Nov. 30, 1793, Norman                                    Joseph Porter
Mar. 17, 1796, Almon                                      Hiram
Feb. 12, 1798, Myron                                       Lucetta
Mar. 21, 1801, Hiram                                       Some bapt. 1809.
June 12, 1802, Sophia Bingham   
Oct. 16, 1804, Caleb                                         Harry Johnson
Five youngest bapt. Sept. 5,1806                   Sept. 16, 1806, Erastus
                                                                            Apr. 18, 1808, Emely

David Arnold   
Mar. 5, 1793, Betsey                                         Jarius Munson
Oct. 9, 1795, Ashbel                                         Nov. 1, 1790, Leverett
Jan. 15, 1802, Milo                                           July 15, 1795, Carisa
Feb. 13,1804, Clarissa                                      June 9, 1795, Alva
Feb. 6, 1808, Orinda                                         Apr. 25, 1802, Lemuel H.
                     
George
Clarissa, Bapt. In 1807                                      W. Distin
                                                                    
      Ransom Wolcott

Joel Peck
Sept. 1812, Seth, bapt. Nov. 8, 1812               Elnathan J. Pond
                                                                          
June 22, 1800, Rebecca
Reuben
Smith                                                  Mar. 10, 1802, Jenet
Nov. 12, 1791, Louisa Hutchinson               Jan. 20, 1806, Edward J.
June 13, 1793, Jemima Hourd (?)                  Apr. 10, 1808, Samuel W.
Aug. 18, 1795, Reuben Hendrick                  June 30, 1810, Gideon W.
                                                                          
Jan. 7, 1813, Ruth
Abijah Stone
                                                     July 6, 1813, Noah S.
Burrit O. bapt. No date                                  last four bapt. Perhaps more            


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