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First Christian Church of Washington

Pages 22 and 23 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



July 13, 1850

The officers of the church met agreeable to adjournment.  Br. HAND being present acknowledge (sic) to having used improper language and promised to do better in the future which was considered satisfactory. 

The charge against Samuel MARTIN was taken into consideration and on motion that the testimony be not received so far as it relates t (sic) one exprefsion (sic=expression) and that Samuel's confefsion (sic=confession) be received.  The charge against Jacob LUTZ and Jane MARTIN for having slept together came up and as there was no evidence in the case but by LUTZ's own ascertion (sic=assertion).  It was moved that it be postponed and that he be cited to appear at our next meeting to answer to the charge of slander against Sister Jane MARTIN.   On motion that Joshua MARTIN j. (sic=Jr.) be cited to appear at our next meeting to answer to the charge presented against him.  On motion that Br. STREATOR call upon Br. CARENS to ascertain his reason for absence and also upon Br. John RED.  On motion that Br. MILLIGAN call upon Br. John ADAMS.  On motion that we adjourn to this day 2 weeks at 2 o'clock P.M.


Sept.  1, 1850

The following named persons who had been immersed by Br. STREATOR were admitted into the church. Vix.  

Eliza VANKIRK, Sarah Catherine WHITE M.A. MARTIN (wife of Samuel) Mitchell and John GALLOWAY


July.  21, (1850? -- out of order?)

David NEWBURN was admitted on letter of recommendation.

Aug, 11, (1850? -- out of order?)

Cranston NEWBURN and wife (bold added by webmaster) were received on letter of recommendation.

Sister McCRARY was admitted on letter of recommendation.

Samuel MARTIN was received on letter of recommendation.

Dec.  10, 1850

Brother Abner CURTIS admitted into the church by letter of recommendation.

Jan. 5, 1851

Received into the church by letter of recommendation Sister Carline (sic) DEWY.  Br. William BEBOUT and wife (bold added by webmaster) who were immersed by Br. STREATOR were admitted into the church.



Aur. (sic=possibly is April) 17 (1851)

The officers of the church met and made some arrangements in reference to the yearly meeting.

Sept. 17 (1851)

The officers of the church met.  On motion of Br. MILLIGAN, That we advise Br. HOGE to apply to the church of Peters Creek for an immediate adjustment of the difficulty existing between him and some of the brethren of that congregation.

On motion of Br. MILLIdAN (sic, transcriber error= MILLIGAN) that Br. STREATOR call upon Jackson MARTIN to converse with him upon the necessity of attending to his duties.  On motion That Jacob LUTZ and Joshua MARTIN jn. (sic=Jr.) be cited to appear at our next weeking (sic=meeting) and if they shall neglect to appear, that the officers of the church shall proceed to act in their respective cares as they may think proper.  On motion that we adjourn to meet again on Saturday preceding the 2nd Lord's day in Oct. at 2 o'clock P.M.


Oct. 12, 1850 (sic=probably should read 1851)

The officers met according to adjournment.  In the case of Jackson MARTIN it was resolved that he be suspended from the priviledges (sic=privileges) of the church until he exhibit its signs of reformation.  Br. LUTZ being present is (sic=it) was moved that he be called upon to state to the officers of the church what he had to say in reference to the charge presented against him.  After investigating the case the following resolution as (sic=was) pafsed (sic=passed).  That, whereas, Jacob LUTZ has made statements prejudicial to the christian (sic) reputation and standing of Sister Sarah Jane MARTIN without being able to prove the same.  Therefore, resolved that we remove fellowship from Br. LUTZ.  The following resolution was pafsed (sic=passed) in reference to Joshua MARTIN jn. (sic=Jr.)  That whereas he had been cited to appear a number of times and neglecting the same.  Therefore, resolved that our fellowship be withdrawn from him for contemptuous treatment of the church.  On motion that we adjourn (Sine die).  (*Note: Sine die is Latin for "no day" so the officers adjourned without setting a day for a new meeting.)


[Webmaster's note:  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.

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