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First Christian Church of Washington

Page 2 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 TWO of original:

The Church of Disciples or Christians that meets in the Brick meeting house in Williamsburg, 2 miles east of Washington Penn, was organized at the house of Brother Richard B. CHAPLIN, Washington, on Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831.  The persons present at the occasion were Brothers Richard B. CHAPLIN, James MARSHELL, Henry LANGLY, Frederick HUFFMAN and Franklin DUNHAM, sister Sophia CHAPLIN, Jane McDERMOT (sic=one t), Hannah ACKERAM* and Hannah* MARSHELL who after mature deliberation agreed to form themselves into a church, having Faith and Practice, the Holy Scripture and submitting themselves to the teachings of the Jesus Christ and the Apostles; they also appointed Brothers R. B. CHAPLIN and James MARSHELL and Prophets was considered unanomously (sic=unanimously) agreed to preside at their meetings for worship and to administer the ordinances.

On the Lord's day May 15th 1831 The Church met at brother CHAPLINs for the first time and broke the loaf in commenoration (sic=commemoration) of the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ.

Since which they continued to meet, at the houses of R. B. CHAPLIN, James MARSHELL, and the school house on Henry Vankirk's ______ farm, four miles south of Washington until some time in the fall of 1836, when they removed to the brick meeting house which was built by the church.

 

From the organization of the Church, until the 1st day of April 1841 there have been several large meetings; a considerable number immersed, who principally in connection with several from other churches were from time to time admitted into the church, during the same time a few were excluded for misconduct, four or five died, several absenteed, & a considerable number removed beyond the bounds: also during the same period, Brothers Henry LANGLY, Robert TENOR, Daniel CARTER, Hamilton VANKIRK were appointed to preside in the meetings, and Brother Richard B. CHAPLIN who had removed to the State of Ohio and returned was reappointed (sic), and Brother Hamilton VANKIRK by order of the church was granted a letter of recommendation as an Evangelist.

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The above is a mere sketch of the History of the Congregation of Disciples that meets in the Brick house in Willamsburgh from its organization to the 1st day of April which day the following named persons were members:

Richard B. CHAPLIN
Sophia CHAPLIN
Henry LANGLY
Hannah ORR
James McDERMOT*
Robert TENOR
Wm. Robert TENOR
Matilda TENOR
Elizabeth DILLOW
Richard Williams
Catherine PRICE
Franklin NICHOOL
Robert MILLIGAN
Jane McKEEVER
Daniel CARTER
Ruth VANKIRK ___
Hamilton VANKIRK
Maragaret BEEBOUT *
Alex CARSON
Anne HUGHES
David BIRCH
Lucretia BIRCH
Frederick SCHRONTZ
James NICHOOL
Rebecca NICHOOL
James NICHOOL
Elizabeth NICHOOL
Mary LACOCK
Wm. John BIRCH
Elizabeth BLAKE
Mary PROLL
Eliza PLYMIRE
Jeremiah BEACH
Margaret BEACH
Jane BEACH
Francis BEACH
Sarah BEACH
Amanda BEACH
John RED
Daniel CARRONS
Matthew MARTIN
Mary MARTIN
Sarah MARTIN
Rachel CLARK
Joanna ADAMS
Joantha MARTIN
Charlotte MARTIN
Elija I. MARTIN
Suran STONE (Sarah???)
Joshua MARTIN Sen.
Hamet MARTIN 
Lucinda MARTIN 
Catherine HARRIS
Alex D_LGLEISH
David HOPE
John HASTINGS
Saml. Vandergrift

 

 

* 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

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