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First Christian Church of Washington

Pages 13, 14, and 15 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 THIRTEEN: (Webmaster Note: continuation of the situation with Brother Henry MONIGER Sen., from the date on the last page, being Lords (sic=Lord's) day Nov. 9th 1845)

We the undersigned father that the persons by whom it is supposed that these charges can be sustained, are willing to meet at Williamsburg, on next Saturday at 2 o'clock P.M. for this purpose if this Church should think that that would be (a) suitable time.

Washington
Nov. 15th 1845
(Note: Signatures) Robert MILLIGAN
Franklin NICHOL

Saturday Nov. 29th 1845 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon was appointed by the church to investigate the above charges.

 

Met on Saturday Nov. 29th 1845 and examined Daniel SLUSHER but in consequence of the latenefs (sic=lateness) of the evening adjourned to the 27th of Dec.  At which time the following paper was drawn up and which was submitted to the Church on the 28th of Dec. 1845 and approved viz.
Whereas at a meeting of a committee at Pleasant Valley on Tuesday Dec. 27th 1845 in relation to some difficulties between Brothers Henry MONINGER and Frederick SHRONTZ and Zebrilon FENIL.  It was agreed that if the 3rd and 4th charges which are against Brother Henry MONIGER in the Williamsburg Church be withdrawn, he would make acknowledgement in reference to the 1st charge.  All the parties complying with the above compromise and same being communicated to Brother STREATOR. (Nathon was typed and someone added Jon in front of Nathon) Nathon MARTIN and LANGLY on the 27th of Dec. 1845.  And whereas the charges have been disposed as follows:
1st and 2nd (charges) confefsed (sic=confessed) and 3 and 4th withdrawn. 
Therefore Resolved That Brother Henry MONIGER be continued a member of the Church at Williamsburg.

 

Lords day Dec. 28th 1845 

Sister Sarah LACOCK was admitted into the Church on a letter of recommendation from the Baptist Church at Pleasant Grove.

Lords day Jany. 4th 1846

A letter of recommendation and dismifsion (sic=dismission, dismissal) was directed to be given to Henry MONIGER Sen.

 

PAGE FOURTEEN:

1846 Jany. 16th

Departed this life Sister Hannah HASTINGS.

Mar. 15th (1846) 

Brothers MILLIGAN and NICHOL reported that the difficulties between Brothers Joshua MARTIN and Henry MILLER were adjusted and also that Brother MITTAS? (? part of the transcription) promised to do better in the future which was approved Lords (sic) day April 26th. 
A letter was directed to be given to John DARE who intends returning to Canada.

Lords day May 10th 1846,

a confession from Sister Catherine A. SHARMAN ? (? part of the transcription) was read and after consideration a letter was directed to be sent to her recommending her to all sister churches and especially to the one located to where she now resides.

July 26th 1846

The case of Lavinia WHITE who was guilty of the offence of fornication upon her repentance and confefsion (sic=confession) of her sin and a promise to avoid committing sin and do better for the future.  She was restored.

Lords (sic) day Oct. 25th 1846 

Sister Phebe ? was received into the church by letter.  (Webmaster's Note: Written in after Phebe is COHAN).

Lords (sic) day Nov. 1st 1846

Sister Jane STONE, Sister Keturah VANKIRK, Sister Charlotte MARTIN Jr and Brother Levi KENNEY who had been baptized were admitted into the Church.

Lords (sic) day Nov. 8th 1846

Brother Dryden VANKIRK who had been baptized by Brother STEELE was admitted into the Church.

Lords (sic) day Dec. 6th 1846

Sister Margaret ANDREWS who had been baptized by Brother STEELE was admitted into the Church.

 

1847

Friday March 5th 1847

Departed this life Brother Jeremiah BEACH in his 68th year. 

Wednesday April 21st

departed this life Brother Matthew MARTIN in his 58th year.

 

PAGE FIFTEENTH:

April 17th 1847

The Church met according to appointment for the purpose of taking into consideration the propiety (sic=propriety) of making some improvements to the (church) property and some matters connected with the condition of the Church.  Whereupon Henry LANGLY was called to the chair and John HUGHES appointed Secy. On motion Brothers STREATOR, LEWIS and LANGLY were appointed a committee to attend to the improvements necefsary (sic=necessary) to be made to the property.
On motion the following members in consequence of having been absent for a long time from the regular meetings of the Church and the majority of them not living within the bounds of the Church were stricken from the roll of members.  
On motion several committees were appointed to visit the following named members

Brother Hamilton VANKIRK
Harrison PRALL
John ADAMS
John WEIGHT **
Jeremiah CHAPLIN
Edward VANKIRK
Sister Jane BEACH
Amanda BEACH
Sarah STONE

Mariah HUGHES of Isabella
Mary I. PRALL
Isabella ADAMS
Sarah MONINGER
Ann NARTIN *** (sic, MARTIN)
Mary HANSON
Amelia WRIGHT
and Ann LACOCK
and Brother John McCOHAN

who all had absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church

and in addition Brother H. PRALL was charged with intemperance,
Sister Isabella ADAMS with Dancing
and Sister Amelia WRIGHT with fornication
The object of visiting the members was to ascertain the causes of absence and to hear their excuses. 

On motion the meeting adjourned to the 1st day of May 1847.

The names of the members stricken from the roll were

Joanna YERTY
Jacob MONINGER
Elizabeth DICKSON
James DICKSON
Joseph BURKE
Mary I. DYE

Susan PLYMIRE
Jerminia CLOUSE? (? CLONSE)
Susan BALDWIN
Ruth VANKIRK Jr
I. C. ROBINSON

These members were stricken from the roll by a resolution on the 17th of June 1847.

 

The Church met according to adjournment on the 1st May 1847 on which day the Church heard from either from members cited or from the committee appointed to visit them and disposed of all cases that were ready and prepared viz 

 

PAGE SIXTEEN: (continuation from previous page)

Sister Jane BEACH
Amanda BEACH
Susan STONE  **
John ADAMS
Mary I. PRALL
Mar__ HUGHES (Note: Mariah HUGHES)
Sarah MONINGER
John WRIGHT (** above listed as WEIGHT)
Heremiah CHAPLIN (Jeremiah)
Mary HANSON
Amelia WRIGHT
Edward VANKIRK
Ann LACOCK

who either rendered satisfactory excuses for absence or acknowledged their error and promised to do better for the future, in reference to the cases of Amelia WRIGHT and Isabella ADAMS the necefsary confefsions (sic = necessary confessions) were made and promises in regard to the future that were satisfactory.

In consequence of Brothers Hamilton VANKIRK, John McCAHAN** and Harrison PRALL and Sister Ann MARTIN not being present or nothing satisfactory to the Church reported their cases were adjourned to the 16th of May, on which day Harrison PRALL acknowledged his sins and promised to do better for the future and Brother Jonathan MARTIN reported in Ann MARTINS (sic=MARTIN's) case which was considered satisfactory.  John McCOHANS (sic=McCOHAN's) case in consequence of his absence and nothing definite from him was postponed until Saturday the 5th of June at 2 o'clock P.M. and also Hamilton VANKIRKS (sic=VANKIRK's) case because the church was not satisfied with his reasons.

 

Lords (sic) day May 23rd (1847)

Brother Walter BETSON was received into the Church by letter, and a letter of dismifsal (sic=dismissal) and recommendation was granted to Brother Cranston NEWBERN.

Saturday June 5th (1847)

The Church met according to adjournment in order to consider the cases of John McCOHAN and Hamilton VANKIRK but in consequence of both being absent the case of John McCOHAN was postponed until to morrow and Hamilton VANKIRKs  case postponed until one week from to morrow and Brother Jonothan MARTIN appointed to call upon him.

Lords (sic) day June 6th (1847) 

Brother John McCOHAN appeared and made the required satisfaction and his case was decided in his favor.   Brother VANKIRK was present but the Church not being satisfied with his explanation his case ws (sic=was) postponed until tne (the) next Lords (sic) day.

 

 

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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