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From left:  R. J. Kemm, S. H. Kemm, Thomas Sturgin, T. M. Flemming and William McKay

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Bethany congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the Allegheny Presbytery.  The request was granted and on April 1, 1876, at a congregational meeting, the following elders were elected for a term of five years:  Mr. John Kemm, David Zahniser, Daniel McClure, William McKay and F. M. Flemming.  The last two still continue in this relation [1905].

Mr. Thomas Kemm, John Zahniser, James Palmer and James Hamilton were later added to the session; and within recent years Messrs. Johnson and Samuel Kemm, Thomas Sturgin and W. W. Runkle have been elected to fill places made vacant by the death or removal of those who preceded them.

The church also had a board of deacons and trustees.  The deacons are the following persons:  Porter Zahniser, William Nicklin, John Stubbs and George Lyons.  The trustees are F. A. Vincent, Clarence Harrison and William Key.

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