FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF WASHINGTON
FAMILIES OF MARTIN, CLARKE FAMILIES
with Markland, Michener, Baker, Loofman, Hamilton, Charlton, Valentine, Kline
Submitted by Paula Schlichter Aug. 2006
The following are copies of transcriptions of records contained in notebooks detailing early events in the congregation of the First Christian Church of Washington, PA. The church began in Williamsburgh and later moved to Washington. The notebooks were transcribed by the late Martha Lacock Nicholl and span the period from 1831 to 1877. In keeping with early handwriting, the letter “s” often appeared to be “f” and was transcribed as the latter.
NOTES: numbers in parenthesis indicate the page on which the individual(s) is mentioned in the accompanying records.
Charles Cunningham Clarke b abt 1820 m Rachael Martin b abt 1822
Source: 1850 U.S. Census South Strabane, Washington, PA
1860 U.S. Census, Washington Borough, Washington, PA
Images of the Clarke Family Bible provided by Elizabeth Gibbons
Obituary of Sarah Jane (Sadie) Cline, Washington Observer, Washington, PA 15 Apr 1910 Page 1
|Sarah Jane Clarke b 28 May 1844 m 8 Oct 1861 to Jacob H. Cline b 5 Mar 1839
Jacob Cline served two terms on the City Council of Washington, PA representing the First Ward.
Sarah Jane Clarke Cline and Jacob Cline were the parents of Pvt. Jacob Oliver Cline killed in action in the Spanish American War. Private Cline’s funeral and burial in Washington Cemetery is the subject of comment at pgs 1059-1060 in Earle Robert Forest’s History of Washington County, S.J Clarke Publisher , Chicago, 1926)
Source: Obituary of Sarah Jane (Sadie) Cline, Washington Observer, Washington, PA 15 Apr 1910 Page 1; Obituary of Jacob Cline , Washington Reporter, Washington, Pa. 9 Mar 1917 page 5
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