First Christian Church of Washington
Pages 29 and 30 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
One notebook is held by the church in Washington PA;
the second notebook is held by the Disciple of Christ Historical Society in
Submitted by Paula
Schlichter Aug. 2006
Oct. 31st 1852
Sister Lyddia Ann CHAPLIN who had been immersed
at Bethany was admitted to the church.
Sister Eliza TEAGARDEN was admitted on letter of
Margaret Ann PETTIT, Sarah PRALL and Angelina
BENNETT who had been immersed were admitted to the church.
Lord's Day Nov. 13th (no year given)
Br. Lewis SMITH and wife received into the church on letter of
Nov. 1854 (out of order? or wrong year?)
Letters of recommendation were granted to Br. R.
B. CHAPLIN Sen. and wife and to Br. R. B. CHAPLIN Jun. and wife.
Apr. 1855 (out of order? or wrong year?)
Sister Ann CHARLTON dismifsed (sic=dismissed) by letter of
Sept (no date or year)
Br. T. J. BERRY and wife granted letters of
Nov. 26 (no year)
Sister Mary SHOAF and Martha granted letters of
Williamsburg June 19th 1852 (out of order? or
The officers of the church met according
to . (left blank =adjournment)
On motion Resolved That the church withdraw from Sister Mary HANSON - a charge
having heretofore been preferred against her for disorderly conduct.
The case of Br. John LACOCK who had absented
himself from the meetings of the church was then taken up, who gave for his
reason for so doing that he did not wish to be a stumbling block in the way of
any and upon an admifsion (sic=admission) that he was mistaken in his views on
the matter and in promise of returning to his place in the church he was
Br. John LACOCK having absented himself from the
meeting of the church and all efforts of the church to enduce (sic=induce) him
to attend proving of no avail it was finally resolved that he be excluded from
the privileges of the church.
Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853
The following named persons who had been immersed
by Br. BURGEFS (sic=BURGESS) were received into the church viz.
(read from right to left to maintain the same order as given in the original)
||Mary Ann HASTINGS
|Ann Marie JOHNSTON
At a meeting held in Washington the following
persons were immersed by Br. O. A. BURGEFS (sic=BURGESS) and afterwards received
into the church at Williamsburg. (Note: Most of these give no first names;
read from right to left to maintain the same order as given in the original)
||Samuel HUTSON and wife,
Nov. 27th __53
The following persons who had been immersed by
Br. BURGEFS (sic=BURGESS) were received into the church, (read from right
to left to maintain the same order as given in the original)
||Thomas J. NICHOL,
||Mary Ann KEENY
||Mary Ann GIBSON
Lord's Day May 15, 1854
The following persons had been immersed by Br.
STREATOR were admitted into the church. viz (read from right to left
to maintain the same order as given in the original)
||Mary Ann MARTIN
A letter of recommendation was received from the
church at Indianopoles (sic=Indianapolis?) relative to the good standing and
christian character of Eliza J. STREATOR who was a member of that church at the
time of her decease. Br. L. P. STREATOR received on letter of recommendation.
Departed this life Jan. 10, 1855 Rebecca NICHOL
in the 73rd year of her age.
Jan. 10th, 1855
Departed this life Sister Mary Jane PRALL in the
_____ year of her age. (year left blank)
Sister Isabella HUGHES departed this life.
* RINGLAND is often seen as a variant of ENGLAND
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