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

TABLES 19 AND 20

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.

 

 

TABLE 19

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

 

Nov. 1869 received into the church At a meeting held by Br. J. F. ROWE commencing the second week in Jan. 1871, p41 and continuing over the Lord's days                

James STREATOR,

Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
Frank KEENY, Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
Mary HOWELS,  Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
George LOYD,  Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE     (Sept. 1871), p41  excluded          
Uretta HUTSON Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
Sarah KALE, Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
Eliza KALE, Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
Kali KALE, Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
William PLYMIRE, 

were there 2 see Table#2

Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                
John PLYMIRE, Nov. 1869 received into the church Br. J. F. ROWE                

Sarah LOYD, 

Nov. 1869  --  --     Nov. 1869 Restored          

George McCASKEY

Mar. 1871, p41  -- -- granted letters of recommendation   Restored George McCaskey.          
MRS. (George) McCASKEY Mar. 1871, p41  -- -- granted letters of recommendation              

Br. CHALLENER PASTOR 

Feb. 1875, p41  having received and accepted a call of the church to serve as Pastor for one year at $1200 commenced his labor the 2nd Lord's day in March 1871.                

Feb. 1875, p41  Br. CHALLENER having received and accepted a call of the church to serve as Pastor for one year at $1200 commenced his labor the 2nd Lord's day in March 1871.

MRS. CHALLENER WIFE OF PASTOR (Sept. 1871), p41           

(Sept. 1871), p41  Br. CHALLENER left Sept. 1871 on account of his wife's illnefs (sic) and were granted letters of commendation.

       

Br. W. T. GOODLOR - PASTOR

(no wife mentioned but may have been married)

April 1st 1872, p41  Pastor of the church beginning April 1st 1872                

April 1st 1872, p41 
Br. W. T. GOODLOR haveing (sic) accepted a call as Pastor of the church commenced his labor, being engaged for one year for Fifteen hundred dollars.

Emma COOKES, (Sept. 1871), p41    immersed by Br. GOODLOR,                 
Mary BRISTOR, (Sept. 1871), p41    immersed by Br. GOODLOR,                 
Joseph GRIFFITH, (Sept. 1871), p41    immersed by Br. GOODLOR,                 
Alice LONGDON (Sept. 1871), p41    immersed by Br. GOODLOR,                 

Mrs. Mary SMITH.  

(Sept. 1871), p41      Received by letter               

G.W. HAMILTON 

(Sept. 1871), p41      Received by letter  Dismissed by letter            

MRS.  (G.W.) HAMILTON,

(Sept. 1871), p41      Received by letter               

Br. Leander BROWN - PASTOR

 

(Sept. 1871), p41  commenced his labors 1874.    received into the church on letters of recommendation.             (Sept. 1871), p41 Br. Leander BROWN having accepted a call of the church commenced his labors 1874.

MRS. (Leander) BROWN - wife of Pastor

(Sept. 1871), p41       received into the church on letters of recommendation.              

End Table 19

 

TABLE 20

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

Susie LACOCK 

Apr 12th 1874, p41  received into the church. immersed by Br. BROWN                

Ida LONGDON

Apr 12th 1874, p41  received into the church. immersed by Br. BROWN                

Rosie LONGDON 

Aug. 31st, 1874, p42  received into the church. unknown                

Br. Jas. R. BARBER 

Sept. 6th, '74 (1874), p42    unknown received on letter of commendation.              

Campbell HUGHES  

Sept. '74 (1874), p42  received into the church immersed by Br. BROWN                
William CHAMBERS   Sept. '74 (1874), p42  received into the church immersed by Br. BROWN                
A. B. GRIFFITH. Sept. '74 (1874), p42  received into the church immersed by Br. BROWN                

Sydney CHAMBERLAIN 

Sept. 6th (1874), p42        dismifsed by letter.            
Mrs. Eliza MURDY Sept. '74 (1874), p42    unknown received by letter.              

Erastus AMES 

Oct.  '74 (1874), p42      received from Pleasant Valley by letter of commendation.              
MRS. (Erastus) AMES                      

 Urulta HELMS 

Feb. 1878, p42          excluded from the church for immoral conduct.          

Br. L. HAYDEN (W. L. HAYDEN, the W. is stuck in above the name, to the right of the L.)- PASTOR 

May 14, 1877, p42 commenced his labor as pastor of the church in Washington.    

Br. W. L. HAYDEN and wife received on on letters of commendation from the church at Canton, Ohio.

             
MRS. (W. L.) HAYDEN wife of Pastor May 14, 1877, p42     

Br. W. L. HAYDEN and wife received on on letters of commendation from the church at Canton, Ohio.

             
Br. Grandison SHERMAN May 14, 1877, p42      received on letters of commendation from  the church at Canton, Ohio.              

MRS. (Grandison) SHERMAN

May 14, 1877, p42      received on letters of commendation from  the church at Canton, Ohio.              

Sister Annie WALBOLDT 

May 14, 1877, p42      received in letter of commendation from Canton, Ohio.              
Jas. R. STREATOR        

Feb. 1878, p42 A. C. STREATOR, Jas. R. P. STREATOR restored to membership in the church.

   

Aug. 31st, 1874, p42  A. C. STREATOR, Jas. R. STREATOR and Samuel HUTSON having for some considerable time neglected the regular meetings of the church and also walking disorderly in other respects, having been admonished and labored with in order to induce them to return and attend to their priviledges and duties as members of the church.  But giving no evidence of repentence   it was resolved that we withdraw from A. C. STREATOR, Jas. R. STREATOR and Samuel HUTSON..

     
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       

 

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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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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