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

TABLES 11 AND 12

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 11 and 12: 

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 11

NAME Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Charles RETTIG Feb. 25, 1851, 27 [Note: same date given], p.27                   Feb. 25, 1851, 27 [Note: same date given], p.27  Charles RETTIG, called as witness in   Reconsideration case of the charge made by Br. Jonathan MARTIN against Mary HAND 
 

Mary Mary RAILEY (sic) 

Feb 1855 not dated on this page, p. 30-31                    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 
Angeline WOLF Feb 1855 not dated on this page, p. 30-31                    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 
Isabella PLYMIRE,  Aug. 1856, p.32  Aug. 1856, p.32 received into the church. Brother MILLER     Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34Sister Charlotte HARRIS and Isabella PLYMIRE were restored. Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Isabella PLYMIRE  excluded.   from the privileges of the church. Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Cited for having engaged in danceing Isabella PLYMIRE       
 Mary Ann ADAMS,   Aug. 1856, p.32  received into the church. Brother MILLER                
 Mary Ann CHAMBERS  Aug. 1856, p.32  received into the church. Brother MILLER                
Mary Jane PLYMIRE,  March 1836 (out of order in dates or maybe a typo?  maybe the typist meant 1856??), p.32 received into the church. Brother PERKY         Aug 57 (1857), p.33  Mary Jane PLYMIRE again cited for   danceing (sic) -- excluded from the privileges of the church.; Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Mary Jane PLYMIRE confession;   again restored to the privileges of the church.      
Elizabeth PRALL  March 1836 (out of order in dates or maybe a typo?  maybe the typist meant 1856??), p.32 received into the church. Brother PERKY                
Elize(sic) LACOCK  March 1836 (out of order in dates or maybe a typo?  maybe the typist meant 1856??), p.32 received into the church. Brother PERKY                

 

  

Isabella McCARY, 

 

 

March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32 received into the church Br. MOORE of Bethany                

Elizabeth CLARK, 

March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32 received into the church Br. MOORE of Bethany     (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34  Elizabeth CLARK who had been excluded for some time was restored.   Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Cited for having engaged in danceing (sic) Elizabeth CLARK,      
Sarah Jane CLARK, 

 

 

March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32 received into the church Br. MOORE of Bethany                
  March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32 received into the church Br. MOORE of Bethany                

Jane GREER, 

March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32 received into the church Br. MOORE of Bethany        

Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Cited for having engaged in danceing (sic) Jane GREER,

     
William McCARY,  March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32 received into the church Br. MOORE of Bethany                

Henry KEENY, 

 

March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32   Br. MOORE of Bethany                
John CHAMBERS  

 

 

March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32   Br. MOORE of Bethany                
Samuel VANKIRK.  March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32   Br. MOORE of Bethany                
Sister Margaret COOPER   March 1857 (out of order in dates?), p.32 received into the church Br. Thomas BERRY          Brother Joshua COOPER and Sister Margaret COOPER having united with the Methodist church and being cited for disorderly conduct, for danceing (sic).       

Brother Joshua COOPER 

Aug 57 (1857), p.32 received into the church.  Br. Franklin NICOL         Brother Joshua COOPER and Sister Margaret COOPER having united with the Methodist church and being cited for disorderly conduct, for danceing (sic).        
Sister Elizabeth MONINGER Aug 57 (1857), p.32 received into the church.  Br. STREATOR                
Samuel PLYMIRE, 

 

Aug 57 (1857), p.33             Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Cited for having engaged in danceing (sic) Samuel PLYMIRE,       
 

Ellen LYNN,

 

Aug 57 (1857), p.33             Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Cited for having engaged in danceing (sic) Ellen LYNN,

 

     
Sarah CLARK,                Aug 57 (1857), p.33 Cited for having engaged in danceing (sic) Sarah CLARK,       

 Sister Margaret ROFS (sic=ROSS) 

Aug 57 (1857), p.33     Aug 57 (1857), p.33  Sister Margaret ROFS (sic=ROSS) were also granted letters of recommendation to unite with the Pleasant Valley congregation.              

END TABLE 11

 

TABLE 12

Name Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Charles HELM and wife  Aug 57 (1857), p.33 same    received by letter.   Feb. 11, '66 (1866), p.36 Brother Charles HELM who had formerly belonged to the church and had been excluded for disorderly conduct made confefsion (sic) and was restored.          
MRS. (Charles) HELM  Aug 57 (1857), p.33 same    received by letter.              

Jonathan M. STREATOR

Aug 57 (1857), p.33     received by letter.              

THomas TARR and wife 

Aug 57 (1857), p.33     received by letter.              
MRS. (Thomas) TARR  Aug 57 (1857), p.33     received by letter.              

 Sisters REYNOLDS

 

Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34 Br. Andrew BURNS commenced a meeting of days during which the following persons were added to the church          

Sister Jasher BEAZEL,

 

Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34  Br. Andrew BURNS                   

Sister Harriet MARTIN,

Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34 Br. Andrew BURNS           

 Sister Sarah PLYMIRE 

Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34 Br. Andrew BURNS                    
Margaret CHAMBERS, Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34 received into the church Br. T.C. McKEEVER                
Ellen CHAMBERS, Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34 received into the church Br. T.C. McKEEVER                
Sarah Ann McCARENS Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34 received into the church Br. T.C. McKEEVER                
Isaac Henry Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34 received into the church Br. T.C. McKEEVER                
Elizabeth SHIPE, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   At a meeting held by Br. T.C. McKEEVER Aug. 25th 1860 The following persons were immersed                
Nancy Jane VANKIRK, * (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Jacob KLINEFELTER (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Sarah Elizabeth GREER, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Mary Ellen GREER, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Julia PUTNEY, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
 

Simon VANKIRK, *

 

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Jane LACOCK, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
 

Sidny Jane CHAMERLAIN (sic)

 

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Benj. F. REESE, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Henry KLINEFELTER, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
James ROFS (sic=ROSS), (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
John MUNCE,

Trustee Washington elected  Feb. 1871,  p40  

 

 

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER              

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, 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.==

Aug. 12, '66, p.37   thrre additional Trustees be elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Br. H. LANGLY, the exclusion of Hamilton VANKIRK and the resignation of Elder Samuel NICHOL.  Whereupon Brethren John MUNCE, James H. MILLER and John C. HASTINGS were unanimously chosen. ==

Feb. 1871, p40  elected Trustee of the Church of Christ meeting in Washington

Mary CHARLTON,

See Table 9

See Mary Jane Charlton Table 13 - same person?

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34    At a meeting held by Br. T.C. McKEEVER Aug. 25th 1860 The following persons were immersed                
William VANKIRD (sic),

Note: VanKirk

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
George SHIPE, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Jane MOUNTS, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Eliza FITTZWILLIAMS (sic), (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Mary LACOCK

 

See Table 1 - was she re-immersed or were there 2 Mary Lacocks?

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Ruben PUTNEY, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER                
Sharlotte PLYMIRE, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Mary Ellen Garnder, (sic) (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Margaret LACOCK, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34   T.C. McKEEVER        
Elizabeth VANKIRD (sic),

Note: VanKirk ?

(Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Clara LACOCK, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Sharlotte MOUNTS, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 Sharlotte MOUNTS excluded  for dancing.  
Daniel KEENY, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Sarah MOUNTS, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Samuel GANTS, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.3460), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER April 1st (1866), p.37 The church voted and resulted in nominating Brethren John MUNCE, Edward VANKIRK, Samuel GANTZ, and G. F. MONINGER.
Dortha GANTS, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Hannah KEENY, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Martha ADAMS, (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
John CHABMERLAIN,  (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34 T.C. McKEEVER
Elizabeth ROFS (sic=ROSS), (Aug. 25th 1860), p.34  T.C. McKEEVER

 Sister Susannah MONINGER 

Feb. 27, 1861, p.34 was received into the church. Br. McKEEVES (sic)

Brother Philip GALLY   

Jan. 1862, p.34 granted letter of recommendation to unite with the congregation at Pleasant Valley.

MRS. (Philip) GALLY 

Jan. 1862, p.34 granted letter of recommendation to unite with the congregation at Pleasant Valley

George GARDNER  

Jan. 1862, p.34 was received into the church. immersed by Br. STREATOR
Charles VANKIRK Jan. 1862, p.34 was received into the church. Charles VANKIRK who formerly belonged to the Baptists
Sister CAMBELL (sic),    Dec. 11th (1859??), p.34

Apologies: I got her out of order.

Br. Andrew BURNS 

END TABLE 12

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 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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(3) Page numbers were added by this webmaster, to correspond to the numbering of the pdf submission.

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