First Christian Church of Washington
Pages 29 and 30 of Record
Church records transcribed by Mrs. Martha
Lacock Nicholl, deceased, late of Washington, PA
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 recommendation.
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 recommendation.
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 recommendation.
Sept (no date or year)
Br. T. J. BERRY and wife granted letters of recommendation.
Nov. 26 (no year)
Sister Mary SHOAF and Martha granted letters of recommendation.
Williamsburg June 19th 1852 (out of order? or wrong year?)
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 cordially continued.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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