First Christian Church of Washington
Pages 19 and 20 of Record
Church records transcribed by Mrs. Martha
Lacock Nicholl, deceased, late of Washington, PA
Submitted by Paula Schlichter Aug. 2006
(Webmaster's Note: Continuation of 1849 entries)
Dec. 9 (1849)
Sister Clarifsa (sic=Clarissa) CHAMBERLAIN who had been baptized by Brother STREATOR was admitted into the church.
Dec. 11 (1849)
Sister Mary Jane CLINE departed this life, Dec. 11th, 1849 in her 25th year.
Jany. 27th 1850
Charlotte HAMILTON (formerly MARTIN) was granted a letter of recommendation.
March 24th 1850
Brother John McElroy was admitted into the church on letter of recommendation.
March 31st, 1850
Sister Catherine __________ was granted a
recommendation, also Sister Ellen _________.
March 31st, 1850
An election was held for officers of the church at Williamsburg which resulted as follows, viz:
The officers of the church met according to appointment. Whereupon (sic) Brother STREATOR was chosen was chosen Moderator and John HUGHES Secretary. On motion of Br. MILLIGAN That we ascertain who are at the present time are members of this church. This having been done Br. STREATOR was appointed to visit the following members [Typed into table, in order from left, down, then right... taken from paragraphs in left to right order.]
The Sunday school was taken into consideration and on motion bros. Jonathan MARTIN, John HUGHES, Franklin NICHOL, James LANGLY, James HAMILTON and A. B. CHAPLIN were appointed a committee of arrangement.
On motion, brs. BIRCH, BARR, McELROY, CHAPLIN, and STREATOR were appointed to conduct and improve the singing of the congregation.
On motion Br. STREATOR was chosen Moderator, Br. MARTIN Vice Moderator, and John HUGHES Sec. of the Presbytery, and Joshua MARTIN Treasurer and James LANGLY Clerk of the Deacons.
May 12 1850
The church elected Brs. L. B. STREATOR and Jonathan MARTIN Messenger to attend the state convention to be held at Somersett (sic- 2 t's) on Friday previous to the first Lords (sic) day in June.
May 25, 1850
The officers of the church met. Br. STREATOR made a report in relation to those whom he was appointed to visit. The following persons having rendered satisfactory excuses for absence from the church were excused. Viz, Susan SEABORN, Mary HAND, Emeline CARTER, Elizabeth MOUNTZ.
On motion Br. STREATOR was requested to call again upon the following persons and if not rendering satisfaction they may be cited to appear before the presbytery (sic=no cap). Viz. John McCAHAN, Joshua MARTIN jun., Mary ROBINSON, Robert ROBERTSON, John ADAMS jun, Jacob LUTZ, Jane STONE, and Harrison PRALL.
The following request was sent to the church at Redstone. That whereas it is important to the progrefs (sic=progress) of the gospel that we have preachinr (sic) upon every Lord's day and that according to the present arrangement it becomes necesfary (sic=necessary) that a change should be made in Br. STREATOR's appointment at Redstone. Therefore it was moved that the Church at Redstone be respectfully and fraternally requested to change their time of meeting from the 1st and 3rd to the 2nd and 4th Sundays in each month.
On motion Brs. CAMPBELL, PENDLETON, and CHURCH were invited to attend the yearly meeting and also that Br. ERRET and GARY be invited and that they be remunerated. On motion Br. MILLIGAN was appointed to write to Br. ERRET. On motion that we adjourn to meet on Saturday before the 3rd Lord's Day in June.
June 15th, 1850
The officers met according to adjourment (sic). The following cases were taken into consideration and disposed of as follows:
It was moved that Br. STREATOR cite them to appear before the officers of the church on Saturday the 29th of June to answer to the charges brought against them. [Webmaster's note: This already begins page 21 of the entries. Continuation of June 15th entry is on the next webpage. Tables added for easier reading.)
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