Greenville Presbyterian Church
Submitted by George W. Page from
Royden Woodward Vosburgh, ed., "Records of the
Presbyterian Church in the town of Greenville, Greene Co., NY (New York City:
Transcribed by the NY Genealogical and Biographical Society, Sep. 1920)
Found in the Local History & Genealogy Branch of the Library of Congress by me filed at F129G715G70)
NOTE. Original pages 2, 3, 4 and part of 5 are occupied by: The Articles of Discipline and Doctrine of Faith received and adopted by the Church of Christ in Freehold state of New York. The Articles of Discipline are signed by: Eleazar Knowles; David Jewel; Abraham Post; Jared Smith. This Doctrine of Faith occupies pages 5, 6, 7.
The lower part of page 7 follows:
"The Covenant. "
You do in the presence of the great & ever living God & of his people here give up yourself (& yours) First unto the Lord avouching him to be your God in Jesus Christ & you give up yourself (& yours) to his Church here to walk together with us in the enjoyment of all the priviledges (sic) & attendance upon all the duties which are to be attended to & enjoyed in a particular visible Church as God shall enable you by his grace. The preceeding (sic) articles were signed the doctrine of faith assented to & covenant entered into by the above signed persons on Wednesday 19th 1790 & a lecture delivered from Solomon Songs, Chap. 6, ver. 10. And the following persons received by vote viz.
Thankful, wife of Rev. Beriah Hotchkin of Guilford, CT
Abigail, wife of Thomas Knowles
Sarah, wife of Daniel Norton
Martha, wife of Ephraim Page *
Hannah, wife of Ebenezer Knowles
Lydia, wife of Ambrose Post
Lydia, wife of Wm. Barker
The above was performed under the direction & in the presence of Beriah Hotchkin minister of the gospel in freehold & member of association in New Haven Connecticut.
* They are my 4th Great Grandparents. Ephraim Page was b. 21 July 1730 in Branford, CT, the son of: Daniel Page2 (2 May 1683-7 Apr. 1766 in Branford); George Page1 the immigrant b. 1635 in Shorne, Kent, Eng. - d. 2 2 Nov 1689 in Branford, CT). Ephraim died in Greene Co., in 1803. I believe he is buried in the area of Locust Cemetery near Norton Hill.