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First Christian Church of Washington

Pages 36, 37, 38 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

 

PAGE THIRTY-SIX:

(Sept. 1865 continued)

Sharlotte HARRIS and Sophia HELMS excluded from the church for danceing (sic) and neglect of duty.  Also, Sharlotte MOUNTS for the same.  Susanna WISE excluded for adultry. (sic=Adultery)

At a meeting held in Washington by Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR commencing March 21st and continueing (sic) over the first Lord's day in Feb. 1866 the following persons were immersed viz.

Margaret CHESLEY Elizabeth DENMAN
Clara CHESLEY Mrs. ____ LONGDON
Mary Ellen STONE Mifs (sic-Miss) LONGDON
William RUPLE Lottie Bell CRANCE (sic)
Wilson McKAY William WAUGH
William WOLF Mr. ____ FERDAY 

and all received into the church with the exception of Elizabeth DENMAN and Lottie Bell CRANE (sic=(note, in table her name was spelled CRANCE).

At the same meeting Mrs. JENT was received into the church.

Feb. 11, '66 (1866)

Brother Charles HELM who had formerly belonged to the church and had been excluded for disorderly conduct made confefsion (sic) and was restored.

Feb. 18 (1866)

George PRALL, Jenny PRALL and Elizabeth BRADDOCK were immersed by Br. STREATOR and on the following Lord's day took their membership in the church.

March 1866

Brother F. LONGDON and wife admitted into the church.

April 1st 1866

Letter of recommendation granted Br. L.P. STREATOR and wife.

March 12, 1866

Brother Benjamin PRALL died in the ____ year of his age having been a Deacon of the church for 15 years previous to his death.

March 26, '66

Bro. B. F. REIS and Elizabeth REIS dismifsed (sic) by letter.

 

PAGE THIRTY-SEVEN:

March 24, '66

It was resolved that the church elect two deacons and that on the following Lord's day each member deposit his or her vote for the persons they might consider the most suitable for the office and that the four having the highest vote should be considered nominated.  

April 1st (1866)

The church voted and resulted in nominating Brethren John MUNCE, Edward VANKIRK, Samuel GANTZ, and G. F. MONINGER.

April 8th (1866)

Being unpleasant and not many members present, the election was continued over to the following Lord's day and resulted on (sic) the election of John MUNCE and Edward VANKIRK for Deacons which on motion of Br. CHAMBERS was made unanimous.

July 1866

Mrs. _____ LONGDON and Julia Ann NICHOL were immersed by Br. STREATOR and received into the church.

Aug. 12, '66

Br. A. C. STREATOR granted a letter of recommendation.

Sister Hannah ORR departed this life in the  ____ year of her age.

Margaret Ann MUNCE departed this life in the  ____ year of her age.

Feb. 17th, 1867

After the regular exercise it was resolved that the church meeting at Williamsburgh procure an act of incorporation and also that there additional Trustees be elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Br. H. LANGLY, the exclusion of Hamilton VANKIRK and the resignation of Elder Samuel NICHOL.  Whereupon Brethren John MUNCE, James H. MILLER and John C. HASTINGS were unanimously chosen.  On motion of J. C. CHAMBERS, John MUNCE, James HAMILTON and John HUGHES were appointed a committee to confer with the Trustees of the Cumberland Church in regard to renting their House (e.g. church house) in Washington.

 

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May 11, 1867

Br. L. P. STREATOR, Sister Rebecca R. STREATOR and William WAUGH presented letters of commendation and (were) received into the church.

The committee appointed rented the Cumberland Presbyterian House for the term of two years commenceing (sic) June 1st, 1867 at the rate of one hundred dollars [$100.00] a year and employed Br. J. B. CRANE as pastor for one year for twelve hundred dollars [$1200.00].

[NOTE: Cumberland Presbyterian]

June 2nd 1867

The church met for the first time in Washington under the new arrangement.  Br. David M. _____ received on letter of recommendation.

Joniah (sic) CRAWFORD immersed by Br. CRANE and received into the church.

During a protracted meeting held by Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867 the following persons were immersed by him and received into the church.  Sister Felicia HAMILTON received by letter.

Lottie HAMILTON John QUINTER
Annie CHARLTON Jennie THOMPSON
Henry McDONOUGH Maggie CHARLTON
Lizzie McDONOUGH Hannah MARTIN
Sarah LACOCK Kate MILLER
Clarina CHAMBERS Bell WHITE
Mary SNIDER Nannie FRAZER
Annie DONLEY John DAGG
Ella LACOCK John MARTIN
George McCASKEY John NICHOL
Albert CHESLEY? Frank STREATOR
James HUDSON  Samuel McCLAY
Henry HOFFMAN Simon MILLER
Lucy SAMPLE John BRADDOCK
George LACOCK Maggie GILBERT
Zebulon BONHAM Adam NASER
Isaac CHEPLEY Caroline POINSELL
William ASTON  

 

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF WASHINGTON - FAMILIES OF MARTIN, CLARKE FAMILIES, with Markland, Michener, Baker, Loofman, Hamilton, Charlton, Valentine, Kline

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