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First Christian Church of Washington

Pages 19 and 20 of Record

Church records transcribed by Mrs. Martha Lacock Nicholl, deceased, late of Washington, PA 
Mrs. Nicholl presented the church with two notebooks she had prepared on the church's history. 
One notebook is held by the church in Washington PA; 
the second notebook is held by the Disciple of Christ Historical Society in Nashville, TN.

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 _________.
(Webmaster Note: Near this entry, in left margin, someone wrote the number "134".  No idea what it refers to.)

March 31st, 1850

An election was held for officers of the church at Williamsburg which resulted as follows, viz: 

For Elders 

Robert MILLIGAN, Liman P. STREATOR, Samuel NICHOL, Jonathan MARTIN, and John HUGHES.  

For Deacons

Joshua MARTIN, James LANGLY, Franklin NICHOL and James HAMILTON.

April 26th (1850)

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.]

Oliver LACOCK,
Mary HAND,

Emaline CARTER,
Williams VANGARD,
Joshua MARTIN jun.,
Elizabeth MOUNTZ,
Robert ROBINSON (line through the "b")
Jackson MARTIN,
James GRIMM, 
Jacob LUTZ,
and Harrison PRALL.

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. 

(Space added)

On motion, brs. BIRCH, BARR, McELROY, CHAPLIN, and STREATOR were appointed to conduct and improve the singing of the congregation.

 (Space added)

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.

(Space added)

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.

(Space added)

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. 

(Space added).

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:

John McCAHAN excluded.
Mary ROBINSON excluded.
John ADAMS jn. excluded.
Mary PRIGG having withdrawn from the church was stricken from the roll. 
Joshua MARTIN jn., Jacob LUTZ and Jane STONE having rendered satisfaction were excused.
Brs. Harrison PRALL and Robert ROBERTSON not being present.

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.)


The spellings were double-checked against the pdf file of the original typing. 



FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF WASHINGTON - FAMILIES OF MARTIN, CLARKE FAMILIES, with Markland, Michener, Baker, Loofman, Hamilton, Charlton, Valentine, Kline





Typed here exactly EXCEPT for the following additions:


(1) ***The word "sic=" was added by this Webmaster along with the word where an S was read as an F.
  Sometimes an A was read as an S.

(2) Surnames were put in CAPS to make it easier for internet users to spot names since this is a long document.

(3) Page numbers were added by this webmaster, to correspond to the numbering of the pdf submission.

(4) Asterisks added to include notes after each page, if needed

(5) The year was added in parenthesis on entries where the year was not written - I assume not written in the original.

(6) On lists of more than 6 names, this webmaster inserted the names onto a table, which should be read down the left column, down the middle column next, then down the right (on 3 cell tables) in order to read the entry exactly as it was transcribed.





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