Members Dismissed, Suspended and Excommunicated 
1794-1849
Greenville Presbyterian Church

Transcribed by Jackie Towner from LDS Film 0533479, item 4.


The notes that are included are from the original transcript

Oct 12 1794

Deacon Joel Spencer, dismissed to the chh in Rupert, VT

July 12 1795

Rebekah, wife of Amos Beacher, dismissed to the chh in Rensselaerville

July 12 1795

Mary, wife of Lewis Hine, dismissed to the chh in New Paltz

Jan 1 1797

Zadoc Brunson & Eunice, his wife & Rebekah, wife of Osee Brunson, dismissed to the chh in Norway

Feb 5 1797

Josiah Hollister & Patience, his wife dismissed to the chh in Franklin

Jan 6 1799

Susanna, wife of Aaron Sanford, dismissed to the chh in Pawlet, VT

May 17 1799

Hannah, wife of Daniel Avery, dismissed to the chh in Branford, VT. Note: the name appears Daniel Averill on page 45

July 7 1799

Comfort, wife of Nehemiah Olmsted dismissed to the chh in Akery

Sep 25 1799

Rebekah, wife of Amos Becker, dismissed to the chh in Rensselaerville

Feb 16 1800

Dorothy, wife of Joshua Boardman, dismissed to the churches at large.

Feb 16 1800

Elizabeth, wife of Noah Been (Beers?), dismissed to the church to the church in Armenia

Feb 23 1800

Chloe, wife of Thomas Barker, dismissed to the chh in Durham

Apr 26 1801

Jabez & Bethiah Trusdell, dismissed to the churches at large.

Feb 28 1802

Oliver Gibbs, dismissed. To the church in Lisle.

Nov 28 1802

Lemuel Hitchcock & Thirza, his wife dismissed to the chh in Catskill-Hollow

Mar 1803

Levi Day, dismissed to the churches at large.

May 8 1803

Eleanor, wife of Naning Bogardus, dismissed to the chh in Coxackie.

Feb 12 1804

Anna Tuttle, dismissed to the chh in  Vernon.

Sep 29 1805

Joseph Mott & Elizabeth, wife of Joel Norton, not believing in infant baptism, receiving certificates of good standing with the intention of uniting with the Baptists.

Oct 11 1805

Lydia, wife of Daniel Lockwood, treated in the same manner as those just above.

Dec 15 1805

Higgins Conklin & Bathsheba, his wife, dismissed to the churches at large.

Sep 14 1806

Polly Smith, dismissed to the churches at large.

Feb 27 1807

Daniel & Clarissa Baldwin & Mary Baldwin, dismissed to the church in Spencertown.

May 30 1807

Ichabod & Rebekah Perry, dismissed to the churches at large.

July 2 1807

Samuel Wheeler, dismissed to the chh in Durham.

Feb – 1809

John Stone, dismissed to the chh in Gorham.

Mar 5 1809

Robert & Almira Frazer, dismissed to the churches at large.

May 21 1809

Austin Smith, dismissed to the churches at large.

Feb 19 1811

Hannah, wife of Halsey Brown, dismissed to the churches at large.

Apr 14 1811

Hannah, wife of David Brewster, dismissed to the chh at Cairo.

May 5 1811

Martha Page dismissed to the churches at large.

Oct 27 1811

Elizabeth, wife of Jonathan Townsend, dismissed to the church at Tyringham, MA

Dec 1 1811

Merab, wife of Joseph Jewell, dismissed to the church in Durham.

Dec 1 1811

Barsley & Rhena Roots, dismissed to the churches at large.

Feb – 1812

Eunice Torrance, dismissed to the churches at large.

May 3 1812

Leveret & Desire Denison, dismissed to the chh in Livonia.

Jan 17 1813

Deacon Oliver Gibbs & Jane, his wife, dismissed to the church in Coventry, or any other church where they might reside.

Jan 24 1813

Lois Stone dismissed to the church in Livonia.

July 11 1813

Asa & Esther Blakesly, dismissed to the churches at large.

Jan 2 1814

Ruth Collins, dismissed to the churches at large.

Apr 23 1815

Betsey, wife of Adam Sheels, dismissed to the church in Albany.

May 7 1815

Martha Curtiss, dismissed to the churches at large..

Oct 22 1815

Anna Tuttle, dismissed to the church in Augusta.

Nov 5 1815

Fanny, wife of ------ Wallis, dismissed to the  church in Lansingburgh

Jan 14 1816

Widow Anna Tuttle, dismissed to the church in Lester.

Jan 21 1816

Lydia, wife of Solomon Johnson, dismissed to the church in Walton.

Mar 31 1816

Fowler Biant, dismissed to the church in Camden.

Oct 20 1816

Eunice, wife of John Lester, dismissed to the church in Gorham.

May 25 1817

Amanda, wife of Abner Wakelee, dismissed to the church in Rochester.

June 1 1817

Lonson Spees & Harriet, his wife, dismissed to the church in East Bloomfield.

Sep 14 1817

Lydia, wife of Samuel Schofield, dismissed to churches at large.

Nov 2 1817

Huldah, wife of Henry Johnson, dismissed to the church in Hudson.

Nov 21 1817

Benjamin Ferry, dismissed to the churches at large.

Jan 4 1818

Sarah, wife of Treat Spees, dismissed to the church in Cairo.

Jan 7 1818

Augustus Barker & Gideon Barker, dismissed to the churches at large.

Feb 1 1818

Naomi, wife of Andrew Baldwin, dismissed to the church in Lester.

Feb 8 1818

Hannah, wife of Abel Hollister, dismissed to the church in Washington, CT.

Mar 1 1818

David Botsford, dismissed to the church in Reading.

Sep 6 1818

Frederic Spees, dismissed to the church in Cairo.

Oct 17 1819

Chauncey Newell, dismissed to the churches at large.

Oct 17 1819

George Pratt & Elnathan B. Gilbert & Sarah, his wife, dismissed to the church in New Haven.

Feb 13 1820

Benjamin Tuttle, dismissed to the church in Greene.

Feb 13 1820

Alva Hopkins, dismissed to the churches at large.

Feb 20 1820

Mabel Thompson, dismissed to the church in Marbletown.

May 21 1820

Hoyt Ferry, dismissed to the church in Cairo.

July 17 1820

Zerah Ferry, dismissed to the church in Cairo.

Oct 12 1820

A committee was appointed to converse with Sarah, the wife of Thomas Place. She had renounced her covenant vows and had joined a sect called ‘Smithites’. This case occupied the session at a number of meetings. On Feb 8 1821, Mrs. Place appeared before them and aired her doctrinal views. No progress having been made towards her reclamation, she was admonished, on May 1821. She was admonished again on Feb 4 1823. Her case was before the session as late as Apr 15 1824. But the final step of excommunication was not recorded.

Dec 24 1820

Maria, wife of Amos Hitchcock, Patty, wife of Frederic Bartlet, & Eunice, wife of John Tryon dismissed to the chh in Durham.

Aug 30 1822

Betsey Leete requested a dismission to the Baptist Church under the care of Elder Reed Burret; a committee appointed to convince her of her error.

Sep 30 1822

Betsey Leete received a certificate of good standing.

Dec 8 1822

Andrew & Mary Huntington dismissed to either of the Presbyterian churches in NY.

Dec 15 1822

Betsey Brown dismissed to the Dutch Reformed Church in Hinsdale. Note: There was no Dutch Reformed Church in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County. This is probably intended for Hillsdale, Columbia County.

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William Evans dismissed to the church in Windham Hollow.

Feb 4 1823

William Walker, having joined the Quakers, a committee was appointed to converse with him.

Feb 16 1823

Truman Cheritree excommunicated. Note: The case of Truman Cheritree and Stephen Fisher Cheritree had been before the church for some years. They had attended public balls and refused to partake of the Lord’s Supper. The case of Stephen Fisher Cheritree was under discussion at the meetings on May 25 1819, Mar 20 1820, May 18 1821, & Aug 31 1823. He appears to have escaped from suspension. In Apr 1823 he was again summoned before the church for absenting himself from the Lord’s Supper, and finally in 1828, having added intoxication to his other faults, he was suspended.

May 4 1823

John R Cheritree suspended.

Sep 7 1823

Parnel Pratt, dismissed to the church in Rensselaerville.

Oct 12 1823

Emalissa, wife of Hudson Kingly, dismissed to the church in Spring Street, NY

Nov 2 1823

George Phillips, dismissed to the Dutch Reformed Church at Saugerties.

Nov 9 1823

John M’Garry & Eleanor, his wife dismissed to the church in Utica.

Feb 29 1824

Lucy Bigelow dismissed to the church in Worcester.

Mar 3 1824

The confession of Henry Johnson was received and his request to be dismissed to the church in Lenox. Resolved that in case the church in Lenox see fit to admit him, that he be dismissed.

Apr 4 1824

Samuel J. Smith dismissed to the churches at large.

Apr 15 1824

Bulah, wife of Martin Morse & Olive M Butler, dismissed to the Presbyterian church in NY, under the care of the Rev. Dr. Gardner Spring.

July 4 1824

John R. Cheritree excommunicated.

Feb 23 1825

It was reported that Zerah Ferry, a member who had been dismissed to Cairo on July 17 1820 had neglected to present his letter and had refused to attend the Lord’s Supper. The Pastor directed to write a letter to him.

Mar 2 1825

Gershom Lake suspended until the last Wednesday in April. Restored May 4 1825.

Jan 4 1826

Gershom Lake suspended for six months, restored Nov 3 1826.

May 4 1826

Silas Newell & Sally R. Newell, his wife, dismissed to the church in Sodus.

Mar 16 1827

Gershom Lake, suspended. Restored Aug 28 1817. Note: On July 9 1817, while under suspension, he appeared before the session and entered a complaint against his wife, Amy Lake, who had abandoned his house and home on the night of June 29th, taking with her various articles of clothing, furniture, etc. At a meeting on Aug 28th, they both appeared and confessed that they had been guilty of unchristian conduct toward each other and promised to forgive each other and to live in peace together.

Apr 1 1827

Isaac Smith, dismissed to the Church of Christ in New Canaan, CT.

Jul 9 1827

Theodore Foster & Elizabeth Foster, his wife, dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in “Volney, Oswego Falls”.
Note: The location, as given, is not specific. Volney is a town in Oswego County; it has a Presbyterian Church. Oswego Falls is a village (inc. Oct 12, 1853) in the town of Granby, Oswego County. There is no Presbyterian Church in Granby.

Feb 13 1828

Stephen F. Cheritree, suspended. Died June 12, 1829.

Oct 8 1828

William Boyd suspended. See Nov 24 1838

Apr 15 1829

John Taintor, dismissed to the church in Coxackie

Apr 15 1829

Sarah, the wife of Abraham Hall, dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Filbridge under the care of the Rev. Timothy Stow.

May 15 1829

William Bishop of NY, a member, to be asked why he has neglected to report himself to the church for so long.

May 15 1829

Brewster Shepherd of NY, a member, to be asked why he has neglected to report himself to the church for so long.

Aug 12 1829

Gershom Lake suspended. Restored Oct 25, 1832

Sep 21 1829

William Bishop excommunicated.
Not: He was not present at his trial. Testimony was given that he kept a grocery “at the five points” in the city of NY, that he led a dissolute life in the most abandoned part of that city. That he let part of his premises to negroes, as a house of ill fame. When the citation was served upon him, Bishop had said that he left Greenville to get away from the church.

Apr 18 1830

Egbert B. Wheeler, dismissed to the church in Shaneateles, Onondaga County.

June 2 1830

Stephen Allen received a certificate of good standing.

Apr 25 1830

Ezra Ferry & Rhoda Ferry, his wife, dismissed to the Dutch Reformed Church in Madison.
Note: meaning the Dutch Reformed Church in Leeds, in the town of Catskill.

Aug 25 1830

Phebe Boardman dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Brighton, Monroe County.

Aug 25 1830

Lewis Stebbins Hoyt, on application, received a certificate that he was a member in good standing in 1816.

Feb 9 1831

Mariah Hitchcock & Polly Buel, dismissed to the Congregational Church in Franklin, Delaware County under the care of the Rev. Mr. Waterbury.

Feb 20 1831

Amos Scofield & Alvida Scofield, his wife, dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Camilus under the care of the Rev. Mr. Adams.

May 2 1831

Mrs. Huldah Hickok, late Huldah Jewell, dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Sweden, Monroe County.

Aug 28 1831

Elias P Phelps & Pamela G Phelps dismissed to the So Congregational Church in Hartford CT under the care of the Rev Mr Lindsley.

Nov 10 1831

A committee to visit Mrs. Baker, wife of Joshua Baker and converse with her concerning her joining the Baptist Church.

Dec 1 1831

The Pastor to communicate by letter with the Pastor in the town of Greene Chenango County concerning Henry Smith who is reported negligent of Christian duty.

Mar 1 1832

A letter was received from Henry Smith confessing his neglect of Christian duty. “Voted that his confession be accepted and that he receive a letter of recommendation to the church in Coventry where he now resides”.

Jul 19 1832

Fountain H Slawter & Betsey Myers dismissed to the church in Westerlo.

Jul 19 1832

Mrs. Mary Watson dismissed to the church in Catskill.

Mar 25 1833

Rebekah Hinman Libbey dismissed.

June 26 1833

Horace Hickok suspended. See Mar 24 1838.

Jul 23 1833

Mrs. Irene Benedeck, dismissed to the church in Franklin, Delaware County, under the care of the Rev Mr Waterbury.

Dec 26 1833

A committee reported that William Boyd, who was suspended in 1828, said that he doubted the doctrine of the Presbyterian Church; and that he thought of uniting with the Episcopal Church. Report accepted and his suspension was continued.

Feb 9 1834

Edwin Leet, dismissed to the church in Prattsville.

May 4 1834

Lewis L Wakelee & his wife, dismissed to the Allen St. Church in New York City.

Jul 4 1834

Thomas Caldwell & his wife, dismissed to unite with a church about to formed in Centerville, East Durham NY.

Aug 20 1834

Mrs. Ester Beach dismissed to the church in Centerville, Durham.

Sep 5 1834

Judson Cheritree, suspended. Excommunicated Dec 25 1834.

Apr 9 1835

Mrs. Huldah, late widow of Lemuel Hopkins, now Mrs. Tryon, dismissed to the (First) church in Durham NY.

Sep 20 1835

Mrs. Lydia Scofield dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in “Volajie” (Valatie) Columbia County.

Sep 27 1835

Mrs. Irene Benedeck, dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Franklin. Note: See his dismission July 23 1833.

Dec 3 1835

Mrs. Jane Wilcox, formerly Jane Spees dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Oxford Chenango County.

Dec 3 1835

Mrs. Henrietta Lewis, formerly Henrietta Knowles dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburgh, St Lawrence County.

Sep 2 1836

Miss Abigail Hall & Miss Vina Hall dismissed to the first free church in NY.

Sep 2 1836

Mr Edwin Foster dismissed to the second church in Troy.

Nov 4 1836

Mr Robert L Chapman & Miss Fanny Chapman dismissed to the Reformed Dutch Church in “Cacknewaga” (Fonda NY)

Mar 2 1837

Elder Franklin Foster & Betsey, his wife; Mrs. Emeline Wooster; Elder William Hull & his wife were dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam Village.

June 30 1837

Mrs. Maria, wife of Theodore Foster, suspended.

Jan 25 1838

Elder David C Scofield & Sarah, his wife dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Albion, Oswego County.

Mar 24 1838

A committee appointed to draft a minute and define the manner in which Horace Hickok and William Boyd, suspended members of this church, should be suspended entirely from our communion.

May 2 1839

Mr Charles Backus & Hannah Backus, his wife dismissed to the Reformed Dutch Church in Coxsackie.

Jul 2 1839

Mr Leonard Whitbeck, dismissed to the Reformed Dutch Church in Catskill.

Aug 30 1839

Mr Burr Phillips dismissed to the Presbyterian Church of St Francisville.

Nov 1 1839

Mr Henry Kirtland dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Utica.

Nov 1 1839

B W Knowles dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg NY.

May 1 1840

Mr James Phillips, his wife, Elizabeth & his daughter, Eliza Ann dismissed to the Presbyterian Church of Coventry NY.

Dec 12 1840

Hervey George suspended.

Dec 28 1840

Mrs. Electa Johnson, dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Stroudsburg under the care of the Rev Baker Johnson.

Jan 2 1842

David Jewell, dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Woodstock Ulster County.

Jan 18 1842

Miss Pamela Sare (Sayre?), dismissed to the church in Middleburgh.

Dec 22 1842

Mr Perkins King & his wife dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Centerville (Durham) under the care of the Rev Tyril Blair.

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Mrs. Mary E Waugh & Mrs. Ann E Hazard dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Verona Oneida County.

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Mr (?) Dianthy Foster dismissed to the Reformed Dutch Church in Coxsackie.

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Mrs. Parmelia Sayer dismissed to the Reformed Dutch Church in Middleburgh. Note: See Jan 18 1842 above.

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Miss Olive Cheritree dismissed to the Reformed Dutch Church in Middleburgh.

Oct 26 1843

Philo Hickok dismissed to the First Presbyterian Church in Durham NY

Apr 11 1844

John Morse dismissed to the Presbyterian Church at Newton Falls Ohio.

Sep 1 1844

Lois Ann Daucher dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in New York under the care of the Rev Mr Ostrum.

Jan 2 1845

Henry Savage dismissed to the second Presbyterian Church in Newburgh under the care of Rev Mr Lewis.

Oct 1 1846

Robert Chapman, Miss Fanny Chapman, & Miss Sarah Chapman dismissed to the church in Centerville under the care of Rev Tyril Blair.

Feb 5 1847

Lydia Young & Betsey Case dismissed to the Presbyterian Church in Rensselaerville.

May 9 1847

Mr Rufus King dismissed to Dr Mason’s church in NY.

Feb 4 1848

Jane Anderson having removed to Albany, applied for a letter; letter to be granted when she specifies the church she wishes to join.

Mar 26 1848

Theodore Foster dismissed to the Reformed Dutch church in Coxsackie.

Mar 26 1848

John Clark & Rachel Clark dismissed to any parish where they may reside.

May 27 1849

Miss Lucy Garfield dismissed to the 18th St Presbyterian Church in NY under the care of Rev Mr Rosebell.

 


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