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

TABLES 7 AND 8

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 7 and 8: 

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 7

Name Date First mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Thomas B. MARTIN,  Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR      (Oct. 1856, p. 31-32 Thomas B. MARTIN having been cited at different times to meet with the officers of the church to answer to certain charges of disorderly conduct - neglected to appear. - finally resolved that he be excluded from the priviledges (sic) of the church for treating the same with contempt.          
____ SHOOF, Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR                 
Jackson MARTIN, Jany. 28th 1849, p.18 were admitted into the Church STREATOR    Oct. 12, 1850 (sic=probably should read 1851 Jackson MARTIN suspended from the privileges of the church until he reforms April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Jackson MARTIN===

Sept. 17 (1851),p.23 Br. STREATOR call upon Jackson MARTIN about the necessity of attending to his duties.   

         
  James GRIN  Jany. 28th 1849, p.18         James GRIN restored upon confession/ repentance.          
Brother Thomas BARR  April 1st (1849), p.18   were admitted into the Church by letter.    

April 26th (1850), p.19  BARR appointed to conduct and improve the singing of the congregation. 

         
Sister Lucinda BARR  April 1st (1849), p.18     were admitted into the Church by letter.              
Brother Asher VANKIRK  Aug. 5 (1849), p.18       Letters of dismissal and recommendation were directed to be given             
( Brother Asher VANKIRK and his wife) Elizabeth VANKIRK note, another Elizabeth died 1848.
Aug. 5 (1849), p.18       Letters of dismissal and recommendation were directed to be given             

John ADAMS Jr, 
Sep. 26th 1849, p.18 -(Webmaster's NOTE: All of the above was in one paragraph under August 5 1849) admitted into the Church, STREATOR     

April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit John ADAMS (Jr??)====

June 15th, 1850, p.20  John ADAMS jn. excluded.

  May 25, 1850, p.20  Br. STREATOR appointed to visit again John ADAMS jun    

Aug. 1856, p.32 Br. John ADAMS having absented himself from the regular meeting of the church without any sufficient reasons and having been frequently admonished in regard to the same without affecting any reformation, it was resolved that he be excluded from the privileges of the church.

Dec. 1857 (out of order in dates?),  p.32

John ADAMS having neglected his duties and walking disorderly was excluded from the church.  

Note: Not Sure if there shouldn't be a John Sr on this list. Above does not specify Jr. or Sr.====

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34  John ADAMS, who had been excluded for some time was restored.

Jacob LUTES 

See Jacob LUTZ below 

Sep. 26th 1849, p.18 -(Webmaster's NOTE: All of the above was in one paragraph under August 5 1849) admitted into the Church, STREATOR                 
Sister M. Ellen MARTIN  Sep. 26th 1849, p.18 -(Webmaster's NOTE: All of the above was in one paragraph under August 5 1849) admitted into the Church, STREATOR                 

Sister Martha SHOAFF  

aka Martha SHOAF 

Oct. 21st 1849, p.18 was admitted into the Church. SCOTT  Nov. 26 (no year), p.29 Sister Mary SHOAF and Martha granted letters of recommendation.              
Brother Walter SCOTT Oct. 21st 1849, p.18                   Mentioned, but not stated uf he was in this church or another

Sister Cynthia Teagarden 

Dec. 2nd (1849), p.18    

was admitted into the Church on recommendation.

             

Sister Clarifsa (sic=Clarissa) CHAMBERLAIN

Dec. 9 (1849), p.19 was admitted into the church STREATOR                  
Sister Mary Jane CLINE  Dec. 11 (1849), p.19                departed this life, Dec. 11th, 1849 in her 25th year.    

Sister Catherine __________ , 
(Webmaster Note: Near this entry, in left margin, someone wrote the number "134".  No idea what it refers to.)

May be Catherine PRICE, first table

March 31st, 1850, p.19       was granted a recommendation,            
 Sister Ellen _________. March 31st, 1850, p.19       was granted a recommendation            

Brother John McElroy 

March 2nd 1851, p.28   John McELROY elected Deacon  

March 24th 1850 was admitted into the church on letter of recommendation.                

March 2nd 1851, p.28 Elected four additional Elders and two Deacons.  John McELROY elected Deacon  

Joshua MARTIN jn. first mention? June 15th, 1850, p.20         

 

Oct. 12, 1850 (sic=probably should read 1851 Joshua MARTIN jn. -whereas he had been cited to appear a number of times and neglecting the same, so  resolved that our fellowship be withdrawn from him for contemptuous treatment of the church.   April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Joshua MARTIN jun.=====
June 15th, 1850, p.20  Joshua MARTIN jn. excused (from missing meetings)==

May 25, 1850, p.20  Br. STREATOR appointed to visit again Joshua MARTIN jun., 

June 15th, 1850, p.20  Joshua MARTIN jn., was excused

June 29, 1850, p.21 Br. Joshua MARTIN cited  for fornication. (assumption that this is about Joshua Jr.)========

July 13, 1850, p.22 Joshua MARTIN j. (sic=Jr.) be cited to appear at our next meeting to answer to the charge presented against him. ======

Sept. 17 (1851),p.23 Joshua MARTIN jn. be cited to appear at our next meeting =======

 

     
Jacob LUTZ 

 

See Jacob LUTES above

June 15th, 1850, p.20            Oct. 12, 1850 (sic=probably should read 1851 Jacob LUTZ has made statements prejudicial to the christian reputation and standing of Sister Sarah Jane MARTIN without being able to prove the same.  Therefore, resolved that we remove fellowship from Br. LUTZ.   April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Jacob LUTZ===
June 15th, 1850, p.20   Jacob LUTZ  excused (from missing meetings)==

May 25, 1850, p.20  Br. STREATOR appointed to visit again Jacob LUTZ, 

June 15th, 1850, p.20 Jacob LUTZ was excused==

June 29, 1850, p.21 Jacob LUTZ for improper conduct. ==

July 13, 1850, p.22 The charge against Jacob LUTZ and Jane MARTIN for having slept together came up and as there was no evidence in the case but by LUTZ's own ascertion (sic=assertion).  It was moved that it be postponed and that he be cited to appear at our next meeting to answer to the charge of slander against Sister Jane MARTIN.=====  

Sept. 17 (1851),p.23 Jacob LUTZ be cited to appear at our next meeting

     
Mary HAND, April 26th (1850), p.19          Feb. 25, 1851, p.26   Mary HAND excluded from the privileges of the church for telling tales  prejudicial to the character of Br. Jonathan MARTIN ---

Feb. 25, 1851, 27 [Note: same date given] , p.27 Reconsideration of the charge but still later excluded again

 

April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Mary HAND===
May 25, 1850, p.20   absence from the church - excused.   Mary HAND=====
Dec. 22, 1850 (sic, is this out of order?), p.24 John HAND and wife  cited to appear for dancing.  (Assuming Mary is wife of John.); Dec. 26, 1850, p.24 wife was acquitted.===
Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Sister Mary HAND cited (for) charge of slander made by Br. Jonathan MARTIN.==

 Feb. 25, 1851, p.26 - 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 - they didn't believe her -  she was 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  reconsideration of the charge by Br. Jonathan MARTIN against Mary HAND.  The witnesses said that they had seen Br. MARTIN at HAND's a number of times. - decisions: #1  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.

     

Susan SEABORN

April 26th (1850), p.19             April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Susan SEABORN; May 25, 1850, p.20   having  absence from the church- excused.  Viz, Susan SEABORN,       
Emaline CARTER
April 26th (1850), p.19             April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR was appointed to visit Emaline CARTER==

May 25, 1850, p.20   having  absence from the church- excused.   Emeline CARTER, 

     
Williams VANGARD
April 26th (1850), p.19             April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Williams VANGARD      
Elizabeth MOUNTZ

sic= with Z not S

April 26th (1850), p.19             April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit Elizabeth MOUNTZ==

May 25, 1850, p.20   having  absence from the church- excused Elizabeth MOUNTZ.

     

End of Table 7

 

TABLE 8

Name Date First mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Mary HARDON
April 26th (1850), p.19             April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR was appointed to visit Mary HARDON,
     
James GRIMM
April 26th (1850), p.19             April 26th (1850), p.19 Br. STREATOR appointed to visit James GRIMM      

  Br. BIRCH (Note: If year of death is correct for Francis Birch, then this is a different person.

April 26th (1850), p.19                    appointed to conduct and improve the singing of the congregation.

Br. McELROY 

April 26th (1850), p.19                   appointed to conduct and improve the singing of the congregation

Br. CHAPLIN {Not sure which Chaplin this is.} 

 

April 26th (1850), p.19                   appointed to conduct and improve the singing of the congregation

Samuel MARTIN 

 

Aug, 11, (1850? -- out of order?)     Aug, 11, (1850? -- out of order?) Samuel MARTIN was received on letter of recommendation.       June 29, 1850, p.21 Samuel MARTIN cited for profanity.==

July 13, 1850, p.22 Samuel MARTIN's confession received.    

     

 Sister McCRARY

? June 15th, 1850 p.21 Sister McCREARY 

Aug, 11, (1850? -- out of order?)    

June 15th, 1850 p.21 In the case of Sister McCREARY it was moved that Br. STREATOR write to the Peters Creek congregation to ascertain her standing at the time she left.  =======

Aug, 11, (1850? -- out of order?) Sister McCRARY was admitted on letter of recommendation.

             

 A. B. CHAPLIN (Could they have meant 
R. B. Chaplin?)

 

April 26th (1850), p.19                  

April 26th (1850), p.19 A. B. CHAPLIN in a committee of arrangement regarding the Sunday school

Robert ROBERTSON, 

(I think they may have used Robinson spelling sometimes?)
May 25, 1850, p.20         June 29, 1850, p.21 Br. ROBINSON excluded from the church.

 

May 25, 1850, p.20  Br. STREATOR appointed to visit again Robert ROBERTSON=

June 15th, 1850, p.20-1 Robert ROBERTSON cited to appear for profanity and non-attendance=

June 15th, 1850 p.21 Br. ROBINSON acknowledged use of profanity. His reason for absenting himself from the church was a  number of charges against members of the church; not accepted; not repentant

     

Br. CAMPBELL  

May 25, 1850, p.20                    May 25, 1850, p.20  Br. CAMPBELL  invited to attend the yearly meeting with remuneration

Br. PENDLETON  

May 25, 1850, p.20                  

 May 25, 1850, p.20 Br. PENDLETON  invited to attend the yearly meeting with  remuneration

Br. CHURCH 

May 25, 1850, p.20                   May 25, 1850, p.20 Br. CHURCH invited to attend the yearly meeting with  remuneration
Br. ERRET   May 25, 1850, p.20                   May 25, 1850, p.20 Br. ERRET  invited to attend the yearly meeting with  remuneration

Br. GARY

 
May 25, 1850, p.20                   May 25, 1850, p.20 GARY  invited to attend the yearly meeting with  remuneration

Br. SULTON

June 15th, 1850 p.21                   June 15th, 1850 p.21 Br. SULTON be invited to attend the yearly meeting. 
Br HAYDEN  June 15th, 1850 p.21                   June 15th, 1850 p.21 Br HAYDEN be invited to attend the yearly meeting.  
Br BURNET  June 15th, 1850 p.21                   June 15th, 1850 p.21 Br BURNET be invited to attend the yearly meeting.  

Eliza VANKIRK 

Sept.  1, 1850, p.22 admitted into the church.  STREATOR                 

Sarah Catherine WHITE  

Sept.  1, 1850, p.22 admitted into the church. STREATOR          Dec. 22, 1850 (sic, is this out of order?), p.24 Sister WHITE cited to appear for dancing.===

Dec. 26, 1850, p.24 Brs. MILLIGAN and STREATOR appointed to visit Sister WHITE to admonish her in regard to her duty.=======

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Sisters WHITE expressed regret for having engaged in dancing; accepted

 

     

M.A. MARTIN (wife of Samuel)  

This might be Mary Ann Martin, see Table #10

Sept.  1, 1850, p.22 admitted into the church. STREATOR                 

Mitchell GALLOWAY 

Sept.  1, 1850, p.22 admitted into the church. STREATOR                 

John GALLOWAY  

Sept.  1, 1850, p.22 admitted into the church. STREATOR                 

Brother Abner CURTIS 

Jan. 5, 1851, p.22      admitted into the church by letter of recommendation.              
 Sister Carline (sic) DEWY.   Jan. 5, 1851, p.22      admitted into the church by letter of recommendation.              
Br. William BEBOUT Jan. 5, 1851, p.22  admitted into the church. STREATOR      Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Br. William BEBOUT having absented himself from the regular meetings of the church for some considerable time was  cited; neglecting the citation he was  excluded from for neglect of Christian duty.   Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Br. William BEBOUT having absented himself from the regular meetings of the church for some considerable time was  cited...      
MRS. ( ?___) William BEBOUT  Jan. 5, 1851, p.22  admitted into the church. STREATOR                 

End of Table 8

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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