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

TABLES 9 AND 10

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 9 and 10: 

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 9

NAME  Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Received by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments

Sister Elizabeth REED.

July (no date) 1851, p.24               Nov. 28, 1850, p.24 Departed this life Sister Elizabeth REED.    

Brother Levi HENRY.

July (no date) 1851, p.24               Jan. 8, 1851, p.24 Departed this life Brother Levi HENRY    

Maria C. WOLF

July (no date) 1851, p.24               July 3, 1851, p.24 Departed this life Maria C. WOLF in the 20th year of her age.    

Sister Jane VANKIRK.

July (no date) 1851, p.24               July (no date) 1851, p.24 Departed this life Sister Jane VANKIRK.    

Sister Mary CHARLTON 

See Table 12

See Mary Jane Charlton Table 13 - same person?

 

July (no date) 1851, p.24               July (no date) 1851, p.24 Departed this life Sister Mary CHARLTON in the     year of her age.     

 Sister Sarah Jane PRALL 

July (no date) 1851, p.24               July (no date) 1851, p.24 Departed this life Sister Sarah Jane PRALL  in the     year of her age.     

Sister Ann HUGHES 

July (no date) 1851, p.24               July (no date) 1851, p.24Departed this life Sister Ann HUGHES Sept. 1853 in the 63rd year of her age.    

Sister Mary Jane PRALL 

 

Jan. 10th, 1855, p.30               

Jan. 10th, 1855, p.30 Departed this life Sister Mary Jane PRALL in the _____ year of her age. (year left blank)

   
Br. Henry MILCE (??) 

(Could this be Henry MILLAR or MILLER?)

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25               Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 In the case of Br. Henry MILCE (??) after a conference with Br. Joshua MARTIN a reconciliation was affected    
 Br. F. NICHO

 

Is this Franklin NICHOLS?

Jan. 11, 1851, p.25                   Jan. 11, 1851, p.25 Br. F. NICHO, J. LANGLY, and R. B. CHAPLIN appointed as committee to investigate a pecuniary matter between Br. David HOGE and Br. Jonathan MARTIN and make a report
Elder Arthur VANKIRK  March 2nd 1851, p.28                March 2nd 1851, p.28  Elected four additional Elders and two Deacons.   Arthur VANKIRK elected Elder    

Br. W. T. COAL and wife  

March 2nd 1851, p.28     W. T. COAL admitted on letter of recommendation. Oct. 1856 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letters of recommendation granted to Br. W. P. COAL and Mary COAL.            

MRS. (W. T.) COAL

March 2nd 1851, p.28 admitted on letter of recommendation.   MRS. W. T. COAL admitted on letter of recommendation. Oct. 1856 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letters of recommendation granted to Br. W. P. COAL and Mary COAL.            

Br. Robert CHAMBERLAIN

March 2nd 1851, p.28  was admitted into the church. STREATOR at Pleasant Valley               Br. Robert CHAMBERLAIN who had been immersed by Br. STREATOR at Pleasant Valley was admitted into the church.

John SHIPE

March 2nd 1851, p.28 admitted into the church who had been immersed (by unk)                
Henry MARSH  March 2nd 1851, p.28  admitted into the church unk                
 Br. Leroy NORTON and wife. March 2nd 1851, p.28       A letter of recommendation was granted to Br. Leroy NORTON and wife.            
MRS. (Leroy) NORTON  March 2nd 1851, p.28       A letter of recommendation was granted to Br. Leroy NORTON and wife            

Sister Lyddia Ann CHAPLIN 

Oct. 31st 1852, p.29 was admitted to the church. had been immersed at Bethany                

Oct. 31st 1852, p.29 Sister Eliza TEAGARDEN 

Oct. 31st 1852, p.29 was admitted to the church   was admitted on letter of recommendation.              

Margaret Ann PETTIT 

Oct. 31st 1852, p.29 admitted to the church who had been immersed by unknown                

Sarah PRALL 

Other Sarah Jane died in 1851, see above

Oct. 31st 1852, p.29 admitted to the church. who had been immersed by unknown                

Angelina BENNETT

Oct. 31st 1852, p.29 admitted to the church. who had been immersed by unknown                

Br. Lewis SMITH 

See Table 6

Lord's Day Nov. 13th (no year given), p.29     received into the church on letter of recommendation

Aug. 1856, p.32 Lewis SMITH also excluded from the privilege of the church for absence and walking disorderly.

           
MRS. (Lewis) SMITH  Lord's Day Nov. 13th (no year given), p.29     received into the church on letter of recommendation              

 

TABLE 10

NAME Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died Comments
Sister Ann CHARLTON 

See Annie CHARLTON on Table #16 - not sure if same or different person

Apr. 1855 (out of order? or wrong year?), p.29       Apr. 1855 (out of order? or wrong year?), p.29 Sister Ann CHARLTON dismissed by letter of recommendation.            
Br. T. J. BERRY  Sept (no date or year), p.29       Sept (no date or year), p.29 Br. T. J. BERRY and wife granted letters of recommendation            
MRS. un-named (T.J.) BERRY Sept (no date or year), p.29       Sept (no date or year), p.29 Br. T. J. BERRY and wife granted letters of recommendation            
 Elizabeth VANKIRK   Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Amy VANKIRK Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Charlotte HOGE Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Mary Ann HASTINGS  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Thomas CURRY Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Mary CURRY Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Margaret VANKIRK Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Adelaide DUNHAM Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Rebecca LACOCK Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Elizabeth JOHNSON Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Deborah CURRY Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Robert JOHNSTON  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Ann Marie JOHNSTON Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
Harriet RINGLAND Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS  

April 56 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 30) Letter of recommendation granted to Sister Harriet B, RINGLAND.**

           
Margaret McCARY Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
James HUGES 

See Table 15 - think the "h" was left out of HUGHES

Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   who had been immersed by Br. BURGESS                
no first name STEEP  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church  Br. O. A. BURGESS                 
Bell BROWN Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church  Br. O. A. BURGESS                 
no first name COOPER Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church  Br. O. A. BURGESS                 
no first name HAND Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church   Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Samuel HUTSON  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church   Br. O. A. BURGESS          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.      
MRS. (Samuel) HUTSON  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Barnabas HUGHES Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS  

Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Br. Barnabas HUGHES granted letter of recommendation to unite with the Pleasant Valley congregation.

           
Thomas J. NICHOL Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
James ADAMS Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Abraham KEENY Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Mary Ann KEENY Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Elizabeth McCARY  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Thomas GIBSON Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Mary Ann GIBSON Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
George CHAMBERLAIN Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS  

Sept. 56 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letter of recommendation granted to Br. George CHAMBERLAIN.

           
Nancy CHAMBERLAIN  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
John KEENY Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Thomas PETTIT Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS  

April 56 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letter of recommendation granted to Thomas Pettit.

           
Morgan CHAMBERLAIN Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Charlotte HARRIS 

See table 2 & look at dates; was she re-immersed or were there 2 Charlottes?

Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Christianne REDD  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Mary Ann MARTIN

Is this the same as M.A. MARTIN (wife of Samuel)  on Table #8 ?

 Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church  Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Armelia BONHAM    Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church   Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Amanda MARSH  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30     

Aug. 56 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letter of recommendation granted to Sister Amanda MARSH.

             
Mary MARSH  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church    Br. O. A. BURGESS                
no first name COWEL   Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church   Br. O. A. BURGESS                
Marlinda BOMBARGER  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church   Br. O. A. BURGESS         Feb 1855 not dated on this page, p. 30-31 Committees having been appointed to visit Sisters Malinda BOMBARGER, Mary Mary RAILEY (sic) and Angeline WOLF all of whom had been guilty of fornication - all confessed; repented; accepted       
Mary HUGHES   Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church                   
Mary REDMAN  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church                    
Lavina PLYMIRE Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30  was received into the church            Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Cited for having engaged in danceing (sic) Lavina PLYMIRE,      
Mrs. no first name WISE  Lord's Day Nov. 20th 1853, p.30 was received into the church                    
Sister Isabella HUGHES  Feb. 1855, p.30 (think she was an old-time member)             Feb. 1855, p.30 Sister Isabella HUGHES departed this life.    
  Sister Mary SHOAF (Could be Mary Jane SHOAF ) Nov. 26 (no year), p.29     Nov. 26 (no year), p.29 Sister Mary SHOAF and Martha granted letters of recommendation.              
Ellen CHAPLIN

probably wife of   Br. Jeremiah CHAPLIN 

Aug. 55 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31)     Aug. 55 (1855 not dated on this page, p. 31) Letters of recommendation granted to Br. Jeremiah CHAPLIN and Ellen CHAPLIN.              

 

End of Table 10

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.

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?  

PAGE SEVENTEEN:

(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...)

 

 

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.  

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

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