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MEMBERSHIP LIST OF THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 
 
(e.g. Church of Christ at Williamsburg) 
OF WASHINGTON PA

TABLE 1

Complied by Judith Florian, historian

This is my attempt to create a membership list for the First Christian Church of Washington, Washington Co., PA for use on this web site.  It is based on the 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.

Membership tables are based on Church records Submitted by Paula Schlichter Aug. 2006

Go to Membership Table 1 with beginning history of 1st Christian Church

 

PAGE ONE:

Washington, April 30th 1831

Baptist Church at this place met in church meeting, Elder WHEELER, presiding as moderator.  After the usual businefs (sic=business) had been disposed of Samuel Marshell arose and gave notice to the brethren that is (sic=it) was his intention to withdraw from the church and having briefly afsigned (sic=assigned) his reasons for the course he was about to pursue, requested that his name might be erased from the church book by the approbation of the church.  Brother R. B. CHAPLIN then arose and desired that his name might be joined with that of Brother MARSHELL in whatever the church might think proper to do in solution of his case. After some interchange of opinion and discufsion (sic=discussion) between Brother WHEELER and RUPLE, it was decided by a vote of the church, that the names of Brothers MARSHELL and CHAPLIN should be erased from the church book.

Church created August 1, 1841.

 

TABLE ONE

Name Date First Mentioned Founder of Church Admitted Immersed by Brother Admited By Letter Given Letter Previous Church Excluded Offense Died Comments
Samuel Marshell  May 8th 1831 Yes             Baptist Church         a few brothers met at the house of Brother MARSHELL - propriety?) of forming a church of Jesus Christ.====Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831 Brothers CHAPLIN and MARSHELL to preside at their meetings for worship and to administer the ordinances
Brother R. B. CHAPLIN;

 Richard B. CHAPLIN

(assumption made that this one is Sr. -- Jr. listed later)

May 8th 1831 Yes     Nov. 1854 (out of order? or wrong year?), p.29 Letters of recommendation were granted to Br. R. B. CHAPLIN Sen. and wife (who is his wife?) Brother Richard B. CHAPLIN who had removed to the State of Ohio and returned was reappointed (sic)

 

Baptist Church       The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ ======Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831 Brothers CHAPLIN and MARSHELL to preside at their meetings for worship and to administer the ordinances====

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Br. F. NICHO, J. LANGLY, and R. B. CHAPLIN be appointed a committee to investigate a pecuniary matter between Br. David HOGE and Br. Jonathan MARTIN and make a report of the same. 

Henry LANGLY

Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831, p.2

 

and June 19th Lord's day (1842) (Book 8) (ordination)

Page 2=during the same period, Brothers Henry LANGLY, Robert TENOR, Daniel CARTER, Hamilton VANKIRK were appointed to preside in the meetings,              

May 26, 1850, p.24 Departed this life Brother Henry LANGLY.

 

The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ =====

June 19th Lord's day (1842) (Book 8) (ordination)=elected to the office of teachers & preachers of Christianity or Evangelist and were publicly set apart to said office by Fasting, prayer ....==Sep. 4th (1842?) made messenger to the yearly meeting to be held at Bethany Brooke County Virginia. =======

Sep. 1st 1844, p.10 Hamilton VANKIRK and Henry LANGLY were appointed messengers to the Cooperation meeting which will meet at Holidays Cove Sep 13th 1844 ======

April 17th 1847, p.15 acted as chairman-buying church property==

April 26th (1850), p.19 was chosen James LANGLY Clerk of the Deacons

April 17th 1847, p.15 Brother LANGLY appointed in a committee to attend to the improvements necessary to be made to the property.

Frederick HUFFMAN Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831, p.2                   The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ 
Franklin DUNHAM Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831, p.2 The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ 
sisters Sophia  CHAPLIN,  Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831, p.2                   The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ 
sisters Jane  McDERMOT (sic=one t),  Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831, p.2                   The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ 
 sisters  H. or Hannah  ACKERAN*   Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831, p.2                   The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ 
 sisters  Amanda MARSHELL listed  ?also as Hannah*? MARSHELL  Thursday evening the 12th of May 1831, p.2                   The propiety of forming themselves into a church of Jesus Christ 
considerable number immersed, not named Page 2 of original plus -- with several from other churches were from time to time admitted into the church       during the same timeseveral absenteed, & a considerable number removed beyond the bounds: during the same time a few were excluded for misconduct,     during the same time  four or five died,

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:

Robert TENOR, Page 2 of original                  

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:

Hamilton VANKIRK Page 2 of original

 

during the same period, Brothers Henry LANGLY, Robert TENOR, Daniel CARTER, Hamilton VANKIRK appointed to preside in the meetings-

-One of the original members before April 1st

            April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church    Page 2 = Brother Hamilton VANKIRK by order of the church was granted a letter of recommendation as an Evangelist.===== Hamilton VANKIRK and Henry LANGLY were appointed mefsengers (sic=messengers) to the Cooperation meeting which will meet at Holidays Cove Sep 13th 1844 ==Lords day Nov. 11th 1845. Brothers Richard WILLIAMS and Hamilton VANKIRK were ordained as Evangelists by prayer and the imposition of hands....==== 
Hannah ORR Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st              

Aug. 12, '66, p.37 Sister Hannah ORR departed this life in the  ____ year of her age.

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 

James McDERMOT*

aka James McDERMET

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 =======

Feb. 1871, p40 - elected Trustees of the Church of Christ meeting in Washington-James McDERMOT,===

Oct.  1876 -An election was held for trustees of the church in Washington ..... election of John C. HASTINGS, John _____, James McDERMET, David McCLAY, John HUGHES.

Wm. Robert TENOR Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 

Matilda TENOR Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 

Elizabeth DILLOW, see Table 2 Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 WILLIAMS Page 2 of original=== and Sept 19th 1841, p.4 One of the original members before April 1st     Sept 19th 1841, p.4--letter of dismissal requested

 

June 9th (1844), p.9 Letters of recommendation given to Brother  Richard Williams.===

 

         

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 ======

Lords day Nov. 11th 1845. Brothers Richard WILLIAMS and Hamilton VANKIRK were ordained as Evangelists by prayer and the imposition of hands ...  A letter was given to Brother Richard WILLIAMS certifying his ordination.

Catherine PRICE (see later entry for a Catherine ________ ) - no last name given

Also -Catherine HANNON (formerly PRICE) - June 18th (1843), p.7

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st     Sept 19th 1841, p.4 dismissed by letter

June 18th (1843), p.7 withdrew from the Church (she had to have returned to withdraw in 1843, OR maybe there was a 2nd Catherine Price?)

         

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 

Franklin NICHOOL

Franklin NICHOAL Sep. 18th 1842, p.5

March 31st, 1850, p.19  Franklin NICHOL Elected to Deacon

March 2nd 1851, p.28 Franklin NICHOL Elected to Elder  

 

 

*************** See Table #9 for Br. F. Nicho - this may be a typo by the transcriber and it could be Franklin Nichol

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 ====

Sep. 18th 1842 be a committee====

Lord's day Nov. 9th 1845  re: Henry Moninger Sr.===

March 31st, 1850, p.19 An election was held for officers of the church=Deacon Franklin NICHOL ==

April 26th (1850), p.19 Franklin NICHOL in a committee of arrangement regarding the Sunday school===

March 2nd 1851, p.28 Elected four additional Elders and two Deacons.  Franklin NICHOL elected Elder==

Feb. 25, 1851, 27 [Note: same date given], p.27 Reconsideration of the charge made by Br. Jonathan MARTIN against Mary HAND - J. C. CHAMBERS, F. NICHOL and J. HUGHES appointed to request the witnesses to attend 

Robert MILLIGAN

=========

Elder Robert MILLIGAN (as of March 31st, 1850) 

Page 2 of original-----

June 19th Lord's day (1842) (Book 8)(ordination)

Page 2 of original----One of the original members before April 1st    

Sept. 1851, p.28 A letter of recommendation was given to Br. Robert MILLIGAN.

 

         

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 ======

June 19th Lord's day (1842) (Book 8)(ordination) -- elected to the office of teachers & preachers of Christianity or Evangelist and were publicly set apart to said office by Fasting, prayer =====
be a committee Sep. 18th 1842 ==\

Brother MILLIGAN and Brother Franklin NICHOAL be a committee in order to ascertain the charges against Brother MONINGER and make report to the Church.======

March 31st, 1850 An election was held for officers of the church=Elder Robert MILLIGAN=======

June 15th, 1850 p.21 The brethren at Redstone did not change Br. STREATOR's appointment so that Br. STREATOR and Br. MILLIGAN might preach //2 of their time for this congregation, so  resolved that Br. MILLIGAN still be employed 1/2 of his time.  =======

Feb. 25, 1851, p.26 Br. STREATOR having been called away to preach a funeral Br. MILLIGAN was chosen Moderator.  ======

Lord's Day April 27th 1851, p.28 Unanimously agreed that Br. STREATOR be employed one fourth of his time and Br. MILLIGAN one half.

Jane McKEEVER Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 

Daniel CARTER Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 

Ruth VANKIRK ___

===========

One entry has no "Jr" after it, but the above Ruth has a line after it... assuming this is same one 17th of June 1847, p.15
Ruth VANKIRK Jr

Page 2 of original---

July 18th, 1841, p3

Page 2 of original---One of the original members before April 1st STREATOR       17th of June 1847, p.15 stricken from the roll       

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

Maragaret BEEBOUT *

or

Margaret BEEBOUT died (bt. 1st April to the 18th July 1841

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st               Margaret BEEBOUT died (bt. 1st April to the 18th July 1841) 

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

Alex CARSON Page 2 of original===

1st April to the 18th July 1841, p3

Page 2 of original--One of the original members before April 1st   1st April to the 18th July 1841, p3 == letters of ______ (someone wrote in despensation?            

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

Anne HUGHES Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st               July (no date) 1851, p.24 Departed this life Sister Ann HUGHES Sept. 1853 in the 63rd year of her age.

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

David BIRCH Page 2 of original===

June 10th 1844, p.9

Page 2 of original==One of the original members before April 1st, 1841              

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===

 June 10th 1844, p.9=Brothers Geo. W. LUCY, John Whitaker, Lemace P. STREATOR, Samuel NICHOAL and David BIRCH to settle the difficulty between the Church and Henry MONIGER (sic 1 N) Sr. growing out of his expulsion some ten years. 

Lucretia BIRCH Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Frederick SCHRONTZ Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st             Lord's day Nov. 9th 1845 Problem with Henry Moniger Sr.   

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:

James NICHOOL Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Rebecca NICHOOL Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st              

May 1854, p.30 Departed this life Jan. 10, 1855 Rebecca NICHOL in the 73rd year of her age.

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:

James NICHOOL (a second entry) Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Elizabeth NICHOOL Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Mary LACOCK

See Table 12 - was she re-immersed or were there 2 Mary Lacocks?

Assuming this one had been immersed before since she was an original member.

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Wm. John BIRCH Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Elizabeth BLAKE Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Mary PROLL aka PRALL Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Eliza PLYMIRE Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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

Jeremiah BEACH Page 2 of original==

 

Page 2 of original==One of the original members before April 1st               Friday March 5th 1847, p. 14=Departed this life, in his 68th year. 

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:

Margaret BEACH Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Jane BEACH Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st             April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented  

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:

Francis BEACH Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Sarah BEACH Page 2 of original Page 2 of original=One of the original members before April 1st               June 3rd (1844), p.10=Sarah BEACH departed this life in her 27th year of consumption

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:

Amanda BEACH Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st             April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented   

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:

John RED  aka REDD Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st            

July 13, 1850, p.22 Br. STREATOR to call upon Br. John RED.  

 

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:

Daniel CARRONS

(e.g. CARENS?)

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st            

July 13, 1850, p.22 Br. STREATOR to call upon Br. CARENS to ascertain his reason for absence==

 

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:

Matthew MARTIN Page 2 of original Page 2 of original=One of the original members before April 1st               Wednesday April 21st (1847), p. 14 - listed twice =departed this life, in his 58th year.

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:

Mary MARTIN Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Sarah MARTIN Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st     Sep. 18th (1842?)=Letter of recommendation given           

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:

Rachel CLARK Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Joanna ADAMS Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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 member

Joantha MARTIN

e.g. Johnathan Martin?

Jonathan MARTIN; Nathon was typed and someone added Jon in front of Nathon) Nathon MARTIN

 

March 31st, 1850, p.19 An election was held for officers of the church=Elder Jonathan MARTIN

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st

 

 

Johnathan or Jonathan was first mentioned March 25th, 1843, p.7

            no improper conduct between MARTIN & HARRIS===

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Br. F. NICHO, J. LANGLY, and R. B. CHAPLIN be appointed a committee to investigate a pecuniary matter between Br. David HOGE and Br. Jonathan MARTIN and make a report of the same. 

 

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.=======

March 31st, 1850, p.19 An election was held for officers of the church=Elder Jonathan MARTIN

April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. MARTIN was chosen Vice Moderator=====

April 26th (1850), p.19 Jonathan MARTIN appointed a committee of arrangement regarding the Sunday school==========

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Br. Jonathan MARTIN resigned as Vice Moderator of the Presbytery====

Feb. 25, 1851, p.26 The officers proceeded to the investigation of the charge presented by Br. Jon. MARTIN against Sister Mary HAND for spreading tales about Martin.  She produced an affidavit which she made before Squire BAIRD; and stated  Br. Jon. MARTIN came to their house where they lived on Rhinard HATFIELD's place. The officers felt Mary HAND had circulated a report prejudicial to the character of Br. Jonathan MARTIN and failing to sustain the same by proper testimony that she be excluded from the privileges of the church. ===Feb. 25, 1851, 27 [Note: same date given] , p.27 Reconsideration of the charge made by Br. Jonathan MARTIN against Mary HAND and that  witnesses be called==March 8th, 1851, p.27-28 The officers then proceeded to to a reconsideration of the charge preferred by Br. Jonathan MARTIN against Mary HAND.  The witnesses who had been cited to attend were present except two or three.  The amount of their testimony was that they had seen Br. MARTIN at HAND's a number of times.  After an investigation of the case the following resolutions were drawn up by Br. MILLIGAN and passed.  Mrs. Mary HAND has publicly  circulated a report  prejudicial to the character Br. Jonathan MARTIN which she has failed to prove AND she has for some time been negligent in the discharge of her duties as a member of this church.  Therefore,  we withdraw fellowship from the said Mrs. HAND until she gives evidence of repentance. March 8th, 1851, p.27-28  The charge preferred by Mrs. HAND against Br. Jonathan MARTIN has not been sustained; we nevertheless believe that Br. MARTIN has acted very imprudently, and we exhort him to be more guarded in his deportment.

Charlotte MARTIN a.k.a. Charlotte HAMILTON (formerly MARTIN) Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st      

Jany. 27th 1850, p.19 --Charlotte HAMILTON (formerly MARTIN) granted a letter of recommendation.

       

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:

Elija I. MARTIN Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Suran STONE (Sarah??? or Susan??) Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Joshua MARTIN Sen.

 

March 31st, 1850, p.19 An election was held for officers of the church=Deacon Joshua MARTIN (assumption made by webmaster that the Sen. MARTIN was made Elder)

 

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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======

June 19th Lord's day (1842) (Book 8)= appointed by the Church, previous to the ordination== 

Lords day Nov. 11th 1845- was one presiding over ordination of other men =========

March 31st, 1850, p.19 An election was held for officers of the church=Deacon Joshua MARTIN (assumption made by webmaster that the Sen. MARTIN was made Elder)==

April 26th (1850), p.19 Joshua MARTIN was chosen Treasurer ======

Jan. 12, 1851, p.26 Br. Johnathan MARTIN offered a letter of resignation as Elder of the congregation at Williamsburg. His son-in-law is L. P. STREATOR,  an Elder. also my Br. John MARTIN is an officer in the church; Streator wants to avoid the appearance of being influenced

Hamet MARTIN  Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Lucinda MARTIN  Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Catherine HARRIS Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st             March 25th, 1843, p.7 no improper conduct bt. MARTIN & HARRIS  

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:

Alex D_LGLEISH

Or...

Alex DALGLEISH 1st April to the 18th July 1841, p3

Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st   Alex DALGLEISH 1st April to the 18th July 1841, p3 Withdrew            

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:

David HOPE e.g. I think this is David HOGE Page 2 of original Page 2 of original=One of the original members before April 1st     June 9th (1844), p.9== Letters of recommendation given to Brother David HOGE, Sister Margaret HOGE and Richard Williams.       Sept. 17 (1851),p.23 church advises Br. HOGE to settle his difficulty with some members of the church at Peters Creek congregation.  

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====

appointed by the Church, previous to the ordination ====

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Br. F. NICHO, J. LANGLY, and R. B. CHAPLIN be appointed a committee to investigate a pecuniary matter between Br. David HOGE and Br. Jonathan MARTIN and make a report of the same. 

John HASTINGS Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

Saml. Vandergrift Page 2 of original One of the original members before April 1st                

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:

NOTE Assumptions had to be made about identities.  For example, an assumption was made about the identity of Joshua Martin where I made a new entry but I could be wrong.  I assume they did not mean Joshua Jr. since he was in trouble more and the other Joshua was given duties of responsibility. . Example: June 29, 1850, p.21 Br. Joshua MARTIN cited  for fornication. But, some Jr. entries could also be Joshua Martin of Matthew?    

I may have gotten other identities wrong. **If you find errors, please email me.

 

Some items do not fit with any particular name or are related to the entire Church body.  Some problems with dates or explanations of dates is also presented below.

(Dec. 22nd 1847)

(Webmaster's Note: Nothing is transcribed for dates from Dec 1847 to Aug 1848. Original record books would need checked to verify this much time was skipped by the Church's books, especially considering that all other years have documentation every two weeks usually; the longest period so far with no notations was the summer months of one year.  Possibly some event/s in the year 1848 prevented the Church from attending to their Minute Books?)

Aug. 30th 1848

(Webmaster's Note: I wonder if this is not for 1847 (?) rather than 1847, because #1 page 18 which is typed below has dates from 1849 and #2 the entries marked Aug and Oct would fall into the order of months in the year.  Since I am working from a transcript and NOT from the original Church book(s), I cannot say for certain that the Aug and Oct are correct in being transcribed as 1848.  Be aware it **appears** like these 2 entries could be for 1847.)

(Webmaster's Note: Nothing is transcribed for dates from Oct 1848 to May 1849. Original record books would need checked to verify this much time was skipped by the Church's books...)

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March 8th, 1851, p.27 The Deacons be a committee to take up subscriptions for building a meeting house in Washington City. March 8th, 1851, p.27 We recommend to the the Deacons the propriety of taking up an annual subscription for the purpose of aiding in the missionary operations in Pennsylvania.  

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March 8th, 1851, p.27-28 Those members of the church who have absented themselves from its regular appointed meetings for public and social worship on account of certain alleged objection against certain members have acted very improperly and we exhort them to abstain from their position

1865, p.35 (Two pages 73-76 missing from the book.) [Note: If typist meant 73 to 76 inclusive, that would be 4 pages total, and presumably each page was also double-sided.)

March 24, '66, p.37 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.  

Aug. 12, '66, p.37 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.

June 2nd 1867, p.38 The church met for the first time in Washington under the new arrangement.  

Feb. 1870, p40  (or did they mean 1871?) The former board of Trustees reelected.

Feb. 1872, p41 The former board of Trustees continued.

Feb. 1874, p41 The former board of Trustees elected another year.

Feb. 1875, p41 The old board continued.

Feb. 1877, p42 On motion the same board was continued.

Feb. 1878, p42 The above named persons elected for the year 1878.

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March 8th, 1851, p.27 The Deacons be a committee to take up subscriptions for building a meeting house in Washington City. March 8th, 1851, p.27 We recommend to the the Deacons the propriety of taking up an annual subscription for the purpose of aiding in the missionary operations in Pennsylvania.  

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March 8th, 1851, p.27-28 Those members of the church who have absented themselves from its regular appointed meetings for public and social worship on account of certain alleged objection against certain members have acted very improperly and we exhort them to abstain from their position

1865, p.35 (Two pages 73-76 missing from the book.) [Note: If typist meant 73 to 76 inclusive, that would be 4 pages total, and presumably each page was also double-sided.)

March 24, '66, p.37 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.  

Aug. 12, '66, p.37 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.

June 2nd 1867, p.38 The church met for the first time in Washington under the new arrangement.  

Feb. 1870, p40  (or did they mean 1871?) The former board of Trustees reelected.

Feb. 1872, p41 The former board of Trustees continued.

Feb. 1874, p41 The former board of Trustees elected another year.

Feb. 1875, p41 The old board continued.

Feb. 1877, p42 On motion the same board was continued.

Feb. 1878, p42 The above named persons elected for the year 1878.

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Feb. 25, 1851, 27 [Note: same date given], p.27 Reconsideration of the charge made by Br. Jonathan MARTIN against Mary HAND and that the following witnesses be called to give testimony in the case.  viz.  David MILLER, Louis LEWIS and wife, Charles RETTIG, Sister Henry MILLER (sic=Sister Henry), Abner STOUT and wife, Washington LACOCK and Henry PLYMIRE.   On motion J. C. CHAMBERS, F. NICHOL and J. HUGHES were appointed to request these persons to attend and if they could not attend to obtain their testimony in writing.  

Oct.  1876

An election was held for trustees of the church in Washington which resulted in election of John C. HASTINGS, John _____, , John HUGHES.

 

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

CLICK BELOW FOR CHURCH HISTORY

INDEX PAGE

PAGE 1 Church History PAGE 2 Church History  PAGE 3 Church History PAGE 4 Church History 
PAGE 5 Church History  PAGE 6 Church History  PAGE 7 Church History  PAGE 8 Church History 
PAGE 9 Church History  PAGE 10 Church History  PAGE 11 Church History  PAGE 12 Church History 
PAGE 13 Church History  PAGE 14 Church History  PAGE 15 Church History  PAGE 16 Church History 
PAGE 17 Church History PAGE 18 Church History PAGE 19 Church History PAGE 20 Church History
PAGE 21 Church History PAGE 22 Church History    

 

Typed here exactly EXCEPT for the following additions:

WEBMASTER'S ADDITIONS -- PLEASE READ!!!!: 

(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.

  

THIS LONG DOCUMENT IS SPLIT INTO MANY WEBPAGES

IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEARCH NAME VARIATIONS IN THIS RECORD BECAUSE SPELLING VARIED ON DIFFERENT PAGES!

 

 

 

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