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First Christian Church of Washington

Pages 31 and 32 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



(Feb 1855 not dated on this page, continued from p. 30)

Mr. John R. LACOCK who had formerly been a member of the church and had withdrawn on account of some transactions of the church not meeting his approbations* and having exprefsed (sic=expressed) a desore (sic=desire) to be again reinstated a committee was appointed to visit him and having agreed to meet with the officers of the church on Lord's day Aug. 13, 54 (sic=1954).  His case was taken up Whereupon it was unanimously resolved That he be again reinstated to his former standing and full fellowship with the church.

Committees having been appointed to visit Sisters Malinda BOMBARGER, Mary Mary RAILEY (sic) and Angeline WOLF all of whom had been guilty of fornication.  They all confefsed (sic=confessed) and exprefsed (sic=expressed) their sorrow for the offence (sic=offense) against the church and their sin against God and their repentance of the same.  Whereupon it was thought proper by the officers that they still be continued as members of the church.

Brother Washington LACOCK having been cited to meet with the officers of the church on the charge of two public offenses  vix. First for quarreling and afterwards engaging in a fight met agreeably to request Br. LACOCK acknowledged that he had done wrong on both occasions and also that he was sorry and that he would endeavour (sic) to avoid the like for the future.  On motion his acknowledgements were considered satisfactory.

Aug. 55

Letters of recommendation granted to Br. Jeremiah CHAPLIN and Ellen CHAPLIN.

April 56 

Letter of recommendation granted to Sister Harriet B, RINGLAND.**

April 56 

Letter of recommendation granted to Thomas Pettit.

Aug. 56

Letter of recommendation granted to Sister Amanda MARSH.

Sept. 56

Letter of recommendation granted to Br. George CHAMBERLAIN.

Oct. 56

Letters of recommendation granted to Br. Nelson LACOCK, Sarah LACOCK and Eliza LACOCK.

Oct. 1856

Letters of recommendation granted to Br. W. P. COAL and Mary COAL.



(Oct. 1856 continued from previous page)

Thomas B. MARTIN having been cited at different times to meet with the officers of the church to answer to certain charges of disorderly conduct and having neglected to appear.  It was finally resolved that he be excluded from the priviledges (sic) of the church for treating the same with contempt.


March 1836 (out of order in dates or maybe a typo?  maybe the typist meant 1856??)

Mary Jane PLYMIRE, Elizabeth PRALL and Elize(sic) LACOCK who were immersed by Brother PERKY were received into the church.

Aug. 1856

Isabella PLYMIRE, Mary Ann ADAMS, Mary Ann CHAMBERS who were immersed by Brother MILLER were received into the church.

Thomas GIBSON excluded from the church for absence and disorderly conduct. 

Lewis SMITH also excluded from the privilege of the church for absence and walking disorderly.

Br. John ADAMS having absented himself from the regular meeting of the church without any sufficient reasons and having been frequently admonished in regard to the same without affecting any reformation, it was resolved that he be excluded from the privileges of the church.

Dec. 1857 (out of order in dates?)

John ADAMS having neglected his duties and walking disorderly was excluded from the church.  

March 1857 (out of order in dates?)

The following persons who were immersed by Br. MOORE of Bethany were received into the church viz. 
 (right to left order in original)

Isabella McCARY, Elizabeth CLARK, Sarah Jane CLARK, Jane GREER,
William McCARY, Henry KEENY, John CHAMBERS and Samuel VANKIRK.

Sister Margaret COOPER who had been immersed by Br. Thomas BERRY was received into the church. 

Aug 57 (1857)

Brother Joshua COOPER who was immersed by Br. Franklin NICOL was received into the church. 

Sister Elizabeth MONINGER who was immersed by Br. STREATOR was received into the church. 


*approbations - approval

** variant of ENGLAND

[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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