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First Christian Church of Washington

Pages 4, 5 and 6 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



NOTE of Webmaster: This is a darker type on a different typewriter than the first pages. 


This is missing from the typed paper received with the book.

June 19th Lord's day, 

after the regular exercise of the day, Brothers Robert MILLIGAN and Henry LANGLY were elected by the Church to the office (see below for continuation of sentence)

BOOK No. 8:

(continuation of sentence) of teachers and preachers of Christianity or Evangelist and were publicly set apart to said office by Fasting, prayer and the imposition of the hands of Brother Thomas CAMPBELL, an aged minister who on the occasion engaged in prayer and who was assisted in the imposition of hands by Brothers Samuel NICHOAL, Joshua MARTIN and David HOGE all of whom as well as Brother CAMPBELL had been appointed by the Church, previous to the ordination, as her representatives to carry into effect her decision in reference to Brothers MILLIGAN and LANGLY who had been elected to said office, after the whole matter had been fully discussed and discussed.

Sep (sic) 11th 

Letters of recommendation were directed to be given to Lyman P. STREATOR and his wife Eliza I. STREATOR.

Sep. 18th 

a Letter of recommendation was directed to be given to Sister Sarah MARTIN

Sep. 4th 

A letter addressed to the Church at Williamsburg from the Bethany Church, having being read.  The following resolutions:

(not marked but PAGE FIVE):

were/ofsed (sic) Resolved that this Church send messengers to the yearly meeting to be held at Bethany Brooke County Virgina.

Resolved, that Brothers Wm. HASTINGS and Henry LANGLY be appointed the messengers.

The following resolutions were/ofsed (sic) by the Church at Williamsburg Sep. 18th 1842.

Resolved that we do not believe the charges reported and circulated against Brother John S. DYE of fornication and improper conduct prior to his marriage can be sustained.

Resolved, that Brothers, Robert MILLIGAN and Franklin NICHOAL be a committee to inform him of the decision of the Church in his case

Typed on June 26, 2003 from notes in original book.



Oct. 2nd (1842) 

After the investigation of the case of Brother Wm. PLYMIRE, he acknowledged that he had done wrong and would endeavor to do better for the future which was considered sufficient and consequently he was ______.   The charges against him were intemperance and improper conduct.  Henry LANGLY one of the mefsengers (sic=messengers) to the annual meeting at Bethany having informed the Church that a committee had been appointed by the mefsengers (sic=messengers) from ten churches to ascertain whether the said churches would sustain an Evangelist for one year.  A motion of Brother MILLIGAN it was resolved that this Church agree to contribute thirty dollars for that purpose.

Nov. 6th, 

Brother Samuel ANDREWS, Brother Michael L. PATTON, and Brother John WRIGHT who had been immersed by Brother STREATOR were admitted, and also Sister PATTON was reunited.

Nov. 13th (1843)

Sister Mary Ann WHITE, Sister Mary WHITE who had been immersed by Brother STREATOR were admitted and also Sister Anne BLAKENEY, formerly a member of the Baptist Church in Washington.

Dec. 11th 1842 

Brother Jacob SHOAF was restored on acknowledging his sin.


Jany 15th 1843 

Sister Lavinia WHITE, Sister Mary Ann DYE, Sister Ann MARTIN, Sister Lucinda EMERY, Sister Charlotte HARRIS, Sister Elizabeth HARRIS, Brother John MOSER who had been immersed by Brother LUCY and Brother Robert MARSHELL and Sister L. Susann PLYMIRE who had been immersed by Brother STRATOR (sic=STREATOR ) were admitted into the Church.



March 25th, 1843  

A number of the members of the Church of Christ at Williamsburg having met according to agreement for the purpose of investigating whether Jonathan MARTIN was guilty of any crime or misdemeanor in a meeting between himself and Catherine HARRIS, reported by William HALLAM: and having used every possible means of obtaining the testimony in the case do unanimously resolve that they no evidence by which to convict the said Jonathan MARTIN of any criminal or improper conduct in the case referred to.

May 28th 1843 

Brother Washington LACOCK, Brother Benjamin PRALL, Brother Isaac BONHAM and Brother Lemoyne NEWBERN and Sisters Mary VANKIRK, Mary HANSON, Jeminia CLONSE and Sarah BONHAM who had been immersed by Brother LUCY were admitted into the Church.

June 4th 1843

Brother William LACOCK, John LACOCK, Samuel L. HUGHES, and Daniel NEWBERN and Sister Amelia WHITE were admitted into the Church. (sic)they were baptized by Brother LUCY.

June 18th (1843)

Brother John McCOHAN who had been immersed by Brother LUCY was admitted into the Church, and Sister Catherine HANNON (formerly PRICE) withdrew from the Church.

June 25th (1843)

Brother Wm. NEWBERN and Sister Ann LACOCK who had been immersed by the Baptists were admitted into the Church.

23rd July (1843) 

Brother Jacob SHOAF was excluded on account of intemperance.

Aug. 11th (1843)

Sister Elizabeth PLYMIRE (wife of Joseph) who had been immersed by Brother STREATOR was admitted into the Church.

Aug. 27th (1843)

After reading a letter from the Church at Smithfield Ohio. (sic) It was resolved to appoint Mefsengers (sic-messengers) to the Cooperation meeting to be held at Smithfield on the Friday preceding the 3rd Lords (sic=Lord's) day in September.


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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