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

TABLES 13 AND 14

 

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 13 and 14: 

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.

PAGE TWO of original:

Since which they continued to meet, at the houses of R. B. CHAPLIN, James MARSHELL, and the school house on Henry Vankirk's ______ farm, four miles south of Washington until some time in the fall of 1836, when they removed to the brick meeting house which was built by the church.

 

TABLE 13

Name Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Matilda GARDNER Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Anna MARTINAnna MARTIN Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
John McDONOUGH Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Rebecca CLARK Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Fanny RUPLE Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
James WILLIAMS Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Sophia HALLAM Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
George Vankirk Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Charles SNIDER Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Elizabeth REESE Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Henry ? VANKIRK (question mark in copy) Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Susan ROBERTS Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                
Ruth COZAD Jan. 1862, p.35 received into the church Br. McKEEVER during his ministry                

End Table 13

 

TABLE 14

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

Sarach (sic) BANE

Sept. 1863, p.35   Br. McKEEVER.                
 Mary Jane CHARLTON  Sept. 1863, p.35   Br. McKEEVER.                

 

Sister Maggie MARTIN 

 

Sept. 1863, p.35  Sept. 1863, p.35 The case of Sister Maggie MARTIN and Sarah VEATCH each signed the following: we have said thing (sic) of each other contrary to the law of Christ and hereby acknowledge our wrong and tender to each other forgiveness       
Sarah VEATCH  Sept. 1863, p.35 The case of Sister Maggie MARTIN and Sarah VEATCH each signed the following: we have said thing (sic) of each other contrary to the law of Christ and hereby acknowledge our wrong and tender to each other forgiveness       

 Sarach (sic) CHAMBERS, 

June 1864, p.35 received into the church Br. STREATOR                
Sharlotte STREATOR,  June 1864, p.35 received into the church Br. STREATOR                
Catherine LACOCK  June 1864, p.35 received into the church Br. STREATOR                
Mary M. HUGHES    June 1864, p.35 received into the church Br. STREATOR                
Eliza LONG. June 1864, p.35 received into the church Br. STREATOR                
Br. Jacob STONE June 1864, p.35 received into the church Br. STREATOR received by letter.              

MRS. (Jacob) STONE

June 1864, p.35 received into the church Br. STREATOR received by letter.              

June 1865, p.35 Sister Eliza J. CRAWFOD (sic=probably CRAWFORD) 

June 1864, p.35 received into the church unknown received into the church by letter of recommendation.
Thomas T. HUGHES Sept. 1865, p.35 took their membership in the church.    Br. STREATOR at a meeting held by Br.  J. HALL 
Susanna WISE Sept. 1865, p.35  took their membership in the church.   Br. STREATOR (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 Susanna WISE excluded for adultry. (sic=Adultery)
Eliza HUGHES    Sept. 1865, p.35  was  received into the church.  unknown       (who was formerly a member of the Baptists)        
Margaret CHESLEY (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church At a meeting held in Washington by Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR commencing March 21st and continueing (sic) over the first Lord's day in Feb. 1866                
Elizabeth DENMAN (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 with the exception of Elizabeth DENMAN Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                
Clara CHESLEY (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                
Mrs. ____ LONGDON (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                
Mary Ellen STONE (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                
Mifs (sic-Miss) LONGDON (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                
William RUPLE (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR    July 26, 1868, p.39 restored to membership           
Lottie Bell CRANCE (sic)

Lottie Bell CRANE. Aug. '69, p40

(Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 Lottie Bell CRANE (sic=note, in table her name was spelled CRANCE). Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR   Lottie Bell CRANE. Aug. '69, p40 Letters of commendation granted             
Wilson McKAY (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                
William WAUGH (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36  Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR  May 11, 1867, p.38 Br. L. P. STREATOR, Sister Rebecca R. STREATOR and William WAUGH presented letters of commendation               
William WOLF (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                
Mr. ____ FERDAY  (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 received into the church Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR                

Mrs. JENT 

(Sept. 1865 continued), p.36 was received into the church ?Br. CRAIN assisted by Br. STREATOR?                

End table 14

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 
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:

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(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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