The Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds

 in the town of Catskill, Greene County, N. Y.

 Transcribed by The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
 Edited by Royden Woodward Vosburgh 
New York City,
February 1920


Copy of this transcription located at the New York State Library in Albany by Sylvia Hasenkopf and retranscribed by Arlene Goldwin


Introduction

wpe3.jpg (174295 bytes)The Reformed Congregation of Leeds has within its bounds the site of the Old Reformed Dutch Church of Catskill, which was dedicated in 1733. The village of Leeds is the site of the settlement of old Catskill.  But by a peculiar trend of circumstances, the present Reformed Church of Leeds finds itself deprived of both the name and the records of the old church, of which it is the legitimate successor.  On this account, it has been thought proper to make the historical article more complete than would ordinarily be required for a church established in the year 1833. 

The Vital Records of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds are contained in one small volume, which has been completely transcribed on pages 1 to 95.  The original record is in poor sequence.  In this transcript the order of some of the records has been rearranged to make them chronologically consecutive, without the usual explanatory foot notes.

In 1842, the united Congregation of Leeds and Kiskatom separated, in much the same manner that the churches composing the old Catskill Congregation had separated in 1833.  In a Supplement in the back of this bound volume, the Vital Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kiskatom have been transcribed, for the period between 1842 and 1850.

A description of the various original records will be found on page 141.

Certification of Copy 

State of New York    } :     ss:
County of New York }

Minnie Cohen, of the City and State of New York, being duly sworn says that she is the official stenographer in the employ of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society: that she copied the following record of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds, in the town of Catskill, Greene County, N. Y., from the original Church Record thereof, when the said original record was in the possession of the Society, and that within copy is a correct and accurate transcript therefrom, and the whole of the said original record, to the best of her knowledge, information and belief.

Sworn to before me this                                                  Minnie Cohen
20th day of February, 1920.

George S. Evans,
Notary Public, No. 97, N. Y. County
Register No. 1106
My commission expires Mar. 30, 1921

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I, Royden W. Vosburgh, of the City and State of New York, Archivist of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, hereby certify that I have compared the  within copy of the record of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds, in the town of Catskill, Greene County, N. Y., with the original Church Record thereof, when the said original record was in the possession of the Society, and that I have found the same to be a correct and accurate transcript therefrom, and the whole of the said original record.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the seal of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, this 20th day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty.

Royden  W. Vosburgh
Archivist

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Births and Baptisms,   1833 to 1888                                 
Marriages,  1833 to 1888   
Members and Members received,  1833 to 1869     
List of Church Members as revised, March, 1861      
List of Families, April, 1861, and after                                       
Members removed and suspended     
Members Dismissed, April 1858 to April 1868                       
Members died, 1857 to 1868                                                           
Statistical Tables, 1861 1862  
Record of Funerals,  1869 to 1884 

 Abstracts from the Minutes of the Consistory 

Members received (Supplementary), 1833 to 1878 
Members dismissed and suspended, 1833 to 1878
Abstracts from original Letters of Dismission from other Churches, 1828 to 1858    

Appendix

 Catskill Marriages,  1856 to 1858   

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Kiskatom Supplement

The Kiskatom Supplement, paged separately, with Table of Contents, will be found in the back of this volume.  
 
History of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds,                   
For Table of Contents of the History, see page 105.


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