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

TABLES 17 AND 18

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

 

Introduction Repeated for Tables 17 and 18: 

From 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 17

Name Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Sarah McGary ?

 

July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership At a meeting held by Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Robert McDONOUGH July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership  Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Mary BANE July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Sarah HUGHES (line through name) July 26, 1868, p.39    Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869     July 26, 1868, p.39 restored to membership          
Edward WHITING July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Thomas HOWE July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
John WHITE

There were either 2 John Whites OR John was re-immersed 20 years later.

July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
James KUNTZ July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
?        SIMS July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Susan KEENY July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Charlotte WHITE July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Walker McFARLAND July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Margaret BAIRD July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Sarah KATON July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Catherine CALE July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Anna LACOCK

Were there 2 Annas?  See Table #2

July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Minerva LACOCK July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Jennie WHITE July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Eliza WHITE July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Phoebe KELSEY July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Thomas HALE July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Julius CLARK July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
Andrew J. LENNON July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
James HALL July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
?   DYE July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
 ?  HALL       July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
?     PORTER July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
  ?SAMPLE July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
H. B. BANE July 26, 1868, p.39 took membership Br. CRANE during the month of Jan. 1869                
George MARTIN  July 26, 1868, p.39 was admitted  who was immersed while in the Army      Nov. 1869 Restored==

(Sept. 1871), p41 excluded

         
Mr. PORTER July 26, 1868, p.39 was admitted unknown       from the Baptists.        

End of Table 17

 

TABLE 18

Name Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
 Mary CLOUSE   May 30 1869, p.38  received as a member. unknown       formerly a member of the Baptists        

Henry W. BANE 

 

 

May 30 1869, p40  received into the church by confefsion (sic) and immersion. unknown   H. W. BANE and wife granted letters of recommendation.            
MRS. (H. W.) BANE  May 30 1869, p40        H. W. BANE and wife granted letters of recommendation.            
James HUGHES 

Another James died Nov. 24th 1861

July 26, 1868, p.39           July 26, 1868, p.39 restored to membership        
George KEENY July 26, 1868, p.39           July 26, 1868, p.39 restored to membership-

(Sept. 1871), p41  excluded

       
I. H. LONGDON July 26, 1868, p.39           July 26, 1868, p.39 restored to membership        

 J. (B.?) CRANE,  PASTOR 

SEE Table 15 for date of when he became PASTOR

Aug. '69, p40      Letters of commendation granted              
Sharlotte (R.?) CRANE

Likely the wife of J.B. Crane

Aug. '69, p40      Letters of commendation granted              

Br. T. A. CRENSHAW, PASTOR commenced his labors as pastor of the church in Washington.  

 

 

Dec. 1869, p40   were received as a members  were received as a members on  letters of commendation. 

Dec. 1869, p40  Br. T. A. CRENSHAW commenced his labors as pastor of the church in Washington.  Br. CRENSHAW and wife and daughter were received as a members on letters of commendation.  

Nov. 1869, p40 Br. T. A. CRENSHAW accepted a call of the church as pastor for one year commencing Dec. 1st 1869 for which he is to receive $1200 and have eight Sundays to labor elsewhere.  

MRS. 
(T. A.) CRENSHAW and wife and daughter on  
Dec. 1869, p40      Nov. 1869, p40 Br. CRENSHAW's wife and daughter (were) received into the church by letters.              
CRENSHAW daughter  Dec. 1869, p40      Nov. 1869, p40 Br. CRENSHAW's wife and daughter (were) received into the church by letters.              
Nellie Monniger,  Dec. 1869, p40  added to the church unknown                
Frank Griffith Wolf.

Also listed as only Frank Griffith in 2nd entry - see below

Nov. 1869, p40

Nov. 1869, p40 added to the church Nov. 1869, p40  immersed by Br. CRENSHAW received into the church.  

Dec. 1869, p40  added to the church

Frank Griffth [see Wolf]. (Sept. 1871), p41 Received by letter              

Sister HOWEL 

Nov. 1870, p40      received by letter.              

 

Br. MARSHALL  

 

Nov. 1870, p40  received into the church immersed by Br. POWER                

 

Br. Smith E. McELROY 

 

(Jan. 1st 1871 but listed under "Nov. 1870"), p40 - March 1870 (is this out of order or did they mean 1871?   If so, is McElroy's death year wrong ?  Likely they meant March 1871 for these next entries.), p40             

(Jan. 1st 1871 but listed under "Nov. 1870"), p40 Departed this life Br. Smith E. McELROY Jan. 1st 1871 aged 38 years.

     

Sister Sharlotte MARTIN

 

March 1870 (is this out of order or did they mean 1871?   If so, is McElroy's death year wrong ?  Likely they meant March 1871 for these next entries.), p40              Departed this life Sister Sharlotte MARTIN aged 66 years.      

Sister Mary Jane MONINGER 

Jan. 1870, p40 (or did they mean 1871?)            

Jan. 1870, p40 (or did they mean 1871?)

Sister Mary Jane MONINGER departed this life aged 44 years.

     

Mattie Bell MONINGER

Nov. 1869, p40  received into the church. immersed by Br. CRENSHAW                
Frank Griffith (e.g. Wolf)  Nov. 1869, p40  received into the church. immersed by Br. CRENSHAW                
Mary Jane LACOCK    admitted into the church. immersed at Pleasant Valley                

End of Table 18

 

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...)

PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN:

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.  

PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT:

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

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