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

TABLES 5 AND 6

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 5 and 6: 

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 5

Name Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed By Brother Rec'd by letter Granted letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Sister Margaret ANDREWS Wednesday April 21st (1847), p. 14 admitted into the Church. STEELE                 

Sister Amelia WRIGHT 

April 17th 1847, p.15 

     

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 A letter of recommendation was granted to Amelia WRIGHT.

   

charged with fornication =========April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented

     

Joanna YERTY

17th of June 1847, p.15         stricken from the roll          

Elizabeth DICKSON

17th of June 1847, p.15         stricken from the roll          

Joseph BURKE

17th of June 1847, p.15         stricken from the roll          

Mary I. DYE

17th of June 1847, p.15

        stricken from the roll          

Susan BALDWIN

17th of June 1847, p.15

        stricken from the roll          
Jeremiah CHAPLIN e.g. Heremiah Chaplin April 17th 1847, p.15     Aug. 55 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letters of recommendation granted to Br. Jeremiah CHAPLIN and Ellen CHAPLIN.       April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented      
Edward VANKIRK April 17th 1847, p.15             April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented    

April 1st (1866), p.37 The church voted and resulted in nominating Brethren John MUNCE, Edward VANKIRK, Samuel GANTZ, and G. F. MONINGER.; April 8th (1866), p.37 Being unpleasant (weather) and not many members present, the election was continued over to the following Lord's day and resulted on (sic) the election of John MUNCE and Edward VANKIRK for Deacons which on motion of Br. CHAMBERS was made unanimous.

Sarah STONE e.g. later she is listed as Susan Stone

April 17th 1847, p.15             April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented      
Mary I. PRALL
(Note: She could be the Sister ___ Prall on an earlier date
April 17th 1847, p.15            

April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented

     
Sarah MONINGER
April 17th 1847, p.15             April 17th 1847, p.15 absented themselves from the regular meetings of the Church; repented      

Brother Walter BETSON

Lord's day May 23rd (1847), p.15

    was received into the Church by letter April 1st (1849), p.18  letter of recommendation was granted            

Sister Frances BEACH

June 24th (1847), p.17               Departed this life Sister Frances BEACH of consumption in her 39th year.    
Brother Wm. GREER 
or 
William GREER 
Mar. 1871, p41

Lord's day June 15th (1847), p.17

 were admitted into this Church unk.   William GREER Mar. 1871, p41  granted letters of recommendation   who had been members of the Chartiers Church        
and Sister Elener ? (? part of the transcription) Ann GREER  Lord's day June 15th (1847), p.17 were admitted into this Church unk       who had been members of the Chartiers Church        

End of Table 5

 

TABLE 6

NAME Date First Mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments

Violet CHAPLIN

Lord's day June 15th (1847), p.17 who was lately immersed;  on motion admitted as a member of this Church. STREATOR                 

 Sister Lucinda BECK 

Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same MILLIGAN                 
James HAMILTON,

 

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

Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR              

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

April 26th (1850), p.19 James HAMILTON in a committee of arrangement regarding the Sunday school

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

John Hand, Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR        

June 29, 1850, p.21 Br. HAND cited - using profane language.===

July 13, 1850, p.22 Br. HAND acknowledged to having used improper language and promised to reform =====

Dec. 22, 1850 (sic, is this out of order?), p.24 John HAND and wife  be cited to appear  for dancing.; Dec. 26, 1850, p.24 Br. HAND  denied the charge & was acquitted. ==

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Br. John HAND cited to appear for profanity.===

Feb. 25, 1851, p.26 The case of Br. HAND was taken into consideration but one of the witnesses being absent it was postponed until our next meeting. March 8th, 1851, p.27 Br. HAND given an admonition.  

     
Joshua MARTIN (of Matthew), Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR                
Lewis SMITH,

See Table #9 with his wife

Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR                
Martha McGARY, Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR     Sep. 26th 1849, p.18 -(Webmaster's NOTE: All of the above was in one paragraph under August 5 1849)  upon confession was restored.          
_____ BROWN Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR                
Jane BIRCH, 

Are there 2 Jane Birches or are the years wron?

Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR           There are either 2 different Jane Birch's or the year is wrong for one entry....April 5th (1842) died in her eightieth year    
Lucinda GARDNER, Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR                
Rebecca KENNEY, Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR                
Elizabeth KENNEY, Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR                
Elizabeth LACOCK, Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR   Oct. 56 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letters of recommendation granted to Br. Nelson LACOCK, Sarah LACOCK and Eliza LACOCK.(is this same person?)            
Jane MARTIN Oct. 31st (1847), p.17 same STREATOR        

June 29, 1850, p.21  Jane MARTIN cited for improper conduct.===

     

Brother Geo. BIRCH

Dec 12th (1847, p.17 admitted into the Church. STREATOR                 

 

Brother David CARTER

 

(Dec. 22nd 1847)               Departed this life Brother David CARTER in his 81st year Dec. 22nd 1847.    

 Sister Elizabeth VANKIRK 

 

Aug. 30th 1848               Departed this life Sister Elizabeth VANKIRK in her 66th year Aug. 30th 1848    

Sister Mary HOGE

Oct. 29th 1848  was admitted into the Church. unk.                

 

Sister Mariah SHOOF

 

May 5th (no year given - 1848? or 1849?, p.18  Whichever is correct, it is definitely out-of-order for the months.) were admitted into the Church. STREATOR                 
Sister Ellen MARTIN,  May 5th (no year given - 1848? or 1849?, p.18  Whichever is correct, it is definitely out-of-order for the months.) were admitted into the Church. STREATOR                 
Sister ____ MILLER May 5th (no year given - 1848? or 1849?, p.18  Whichever is correct, it is definitely out-of-order for the months.) were admitted into the Church. STREATOR                 

Sisters Ellen HARRIS, 

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR                 

Lucinda REDD,

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR                 

Elizabeth REDD,

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR                 

Mary GARDNER,

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR                 

Adeline BONHAM

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR          Dec. 22, 1850 (sic, is this out of order?), p.24 Adaline BONHAM, cited for dancing.====

Dec. 26, 1850, p.24 Adaline BONHAM cited to appear at the next meeting and Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Adaline BONHAM expressed regret for having engaged in dancing; accepted 

     

Mary ROBINSON

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR      June 15th, 1850, p.20  Mary ROBINSON excluded.==  

April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Mary ROBINSON
=========
May 25, 1850, p.20  Br. STREATOR appointed to visit again Mary ROBINSON

     

Brother Robert ROBINSON,

Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR          April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Robert ROBINSON (line through the "b")
     

End of Table 6

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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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 
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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.

  

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