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First Christian Church of Washington

Pages 24 and 25 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



Dec. 22, 1850 (sic, is this out of order? (spaces added between resolutions)

At a called meeting of the officers of the church the following resolutions were passed.  

1st Resolved that Sister WHITE, Adaline BONHAM, John HAND and wife (bold added by webmaster) be cited to appear before the officers of the church for dancing.  

2nd Resolved that John LACOCK be cited to appear to answer to a report in circulation against him for stealing corn.  

3rd That Harrison PRALL be cited to appear for the crime of intoxication.

4th That Henry MILLER be cited to appear to give his reason for absenting himself from the church.

On motion that we adjourn to meet on 26 Dec. 1850.


May 26, 1850

Departed this life Brother Henry LANGLY.

Nov. 28, 1850

Departed this life Sister Elizabeth REED.

Jan. 8, 1851

Departed this life Brother Levi HENRY.

July 3, 1851

Departed this life Maria C. WOLF in the 20th year of her age.

July (no date) 1851

Departed this life Sister Jane VANKIRK.

Departed this life Sister Mary CHARLTON in the     year of her age. *Has a blank for "in the __ year"

Departed this life Sister Sarah Jane PRALL  in the     year of her age. *Has a blank for "in the __ year"

Departed this life Sister Ann HUGHES Sept. 1853 in the 63rd year of her age. 

Departed this life Sister Eliza J. STREATOR May 1, 1854 in the 3oth year of her age. 


Dec. 26, 1850

The officers met agreeable to adjournment.   Br. HAND being present denied the charge against him and wife and as there was not proof of the charge he and his wife was acquitted.

On motion Br. LACOCK's case was postponed for the present.  Sister WHITE nit being present on motion her case was postponed and Brs, MILLIGAN and STREATOR were appointed to visit her and to admonish her in regard to her duty.

On motion the case of Adaline BONHAM be put off and that she be cited to appear at the next meeting of the officers. On motion that Henry MILLER be cited to attend at the next meeting.  On motion that...CONTINUED



Dec. 26, 1850 (continued from page 24)

(spaces added between motions) On motion that Br. PRALL's case be postponed and that if he deny the charge that witnefses (sic=witnesses) be called upon to give testimony.  

On motion that Br. LACOCK be cited to attend at our next meeting and that all the testimony pro and con be brought that can be obtained.  

On motion that we adjourn to meet on Saturday preceeding (sic) the 2nd Lord's day in Jan. 1851 at 1 o'clock.

Jan. 11, 1851 (spaces added between motions)

The officers of the church met according to adjournment.  Sisters WHITE and Adaline BONHAM being present exprefsed (sic=expressed) regret for having engaged in dancing and their determination to avoid the like in (the) future.  On motion of Br. MILLIGAN that their confefsion (sic=confession) be received as satisfactory and that they still be continued in good standing in the church.  Br. John LACOCK's case was taken into consideration and Br. STREATOR made a report of what testimony he could obtain but not being able to procure all the testimony in the case it was resolved to postpone the case until after the term of court and Br. STREATOR was instructed to make a statement to the church (of) what the officers had done in the case.

Br. Harrison PRALL not being present the testimony in proof of the charge was heard and was considered sufficient to establish the charge and on motion he was excluded.  

Br. Jonathan MARTIN offered his resignation as Vice Moderator of the Presbytery and on motion his resignation was accepted. 

On motion Sister Mary HAND be cited to appear at our next meeting to answer to the charge of slander presented against her by Br. Jonathan MARTIN.

On motion Br. John HUGHES was appointed to present to her the citation.

On motion that Br. John HAND be cited to appear to answer to a charge of profanity.

In the case of Br. Henry MILCE (??) after a conference with Br. Joshua MARTIN a reconciliation was affected.

On motion Br. F. NICHO  J. LANGLY  and R. B. CHAPLIN be appointed a committee to investigate a pecuniary matter between Br. David HOGE and Br. Jonathan MARTIN and make a report of the same. 

On motion that we adjourn to Jan. 25th 1851 at 1 (and) 1/2 o'clock.


[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.

(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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