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

TABLES 15 AND 16

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 15 and 16: 

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 15

Name Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
George PRALL,  Feb. 18 (1866), p.36 on the following Lord's day took their membership in the church. Br. STREATOR                
Jenny PRALL  Feb. 18 (1866), p.36Feb. 18 (1866), p.36 on the following Lord's day took their membership in the church. Br. STREATOR                
Elizabeth BRADDOCK   Feb. 18 (1866), p.36 on the following Lord's day took their membership in the church. Br. STREATOR                
 Brother F. LONGDON and wife  March 1866, p.36 admitted into the church. unknown                
MRS. ( F.) LONGDON  March 1866, p.36 admitted into the church. unknown                
 Mrs. _____ LONGDON July 1866, p.37 received into the church. Br. STREATOR                
Julia Ann NICHOL July 1866, p.37 received into the church. Br. STREATOR                
Margaret Ann MUNCE  Aug. 12, '66, p.37   unknown           Aug. 12, '66, p.37 Margaret Ann MUNCE departed this life in the  ____ year of her age.     

Brother James HUGHES 

See other James alive 1868

Nov. 24th 1861   unknown          

Nov. 24th 1861, p.35 Departed this life Brother James HUGHES age 51.

   
Sharlotte HARRIS (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36   unknown   Sharlotte HARRIS  excluded from the church for danceing (sic) and neglect of duty.             
Sophia HELMS (Sept. 1865 continued), p.36   unknown    Sophia HELMS excluded from the church for danceing (sic) and neglect of duty.             

Bro. B. F. REIS

March 26, '66, p.36    unknown       dismifsed (sic) by letter.        
Elizabeth REIS March 26, '66, p.36    unknown       dismifsed (sic) by letter.        
G. F. MONINGER April 1st (1866), p.37   unknown               April 1st (1866), p.37 The church voted and resulted in nominating Brethren John MUNCE, Edward VANKIRK, Samuel GANTZ, and G. F. MONINGER

James H. MILLER

Aug. 12, '66, p.37    unknown               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. 
John C. HASTINGS Aug. 12, '66, p.37    unknown               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. 

A. Campbell STREATOR Jan. 1862, p.35 

Aug. 12, '66, p.37 Br. A. C. STREATOR 

Jan. 1862, p.35  received into the church  Br. McKEEVER during his ministry    Aug. 12, '66, p.37 granted a letter of recommendation. Aug. 31st, 1874, p42    -withdraw from A. C. STREATOR,   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...  we withdraw from A. C. STREATOR, Jas. R. STREATOR and Samuel HUTSON.      
MRS. (A. C.) STREATOR  Aug. 12, '66, p.37    unknown   granted a letter of recommendation.            
J. B. CRANE, PASTOR

See Table 18 for J.B. and wife

May 11, 1867, p.38 employed Br. J. B. CRANE as pastor for one year for twelve hundred dollars [$1200.00].                 May 11, 1867, p.38 The committee appointed rented the Cumberland Presbyterian House for the term of two years commenceing (sic) June 1st, 1867 at the rate of one hundred dollars [$100.00] a year and employed Br. J. B. CRANE as pastor for one year for twelve hundred dollars [$1200.00].
Br. David M. _____  June 2nd 1867, p.38    unknown received on letter of recommendation.              
 Joniah (sic) CRAWFORD  June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church. Br. CRANE                 

End of Table 15

 

TABLE 16

Name Date first mentioned Admitted Immersed by Brother Rec'd by Letter Granted Letter Excluded Previous Church Offense Died   Comments
Sister Felicia HAMILTON    received into the church.    unknown Sister Felicia HAMILTON received by letter.              
Lottie HAMILTON June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  During a protracted meeting held by Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867 the following persons were immersed by him and received into the church.                  
John QUINTER June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Annie CHARLTON

Not sure if this is Ann on Table #10

June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Jennie THOMPSON June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Henry McDONOUGH June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Maggie CHARLTON June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Lizzie McDONOUGH June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Hannah MARTIN June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Sarah LACOCK

Either there were 2 Sarahs or she came from the Baptists and was re-immersed in the First Christian Church over 20 years later?

June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.   Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                 
Kate MILLER June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Clarina CHAMBERS June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Bell WHITE June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Mary SNIDER June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Simon MILLER June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Lucy SAMPLE June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
John BRADDOCK

Either there were 2 John Braddocks or John was re-immersed 4 years after the first time.

June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867

At a meeting held by Br. J. F. ROWE commencing the second week in Jan. 1871, p41 and continuing over the Lord's days

               
George LACOCK June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Maggie GILBERT June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Zebulon BONHAM June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Adam NASER June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Isaac CHEPLEY June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Caroline POINSELL June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
William ASTON June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Nannie FRAZER June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Annie DONLEY June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
David McCLAY, June 2nd 1867, p.38 were received by letter  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867               Feb. 1871, p40 - elected Trustees of the Church of Christ meeting in Washington-David McCLAY====

Oct.  1876 -An election was held for trustees of the church in Washington which resulted in election of John C. HASTINGS, John _____, James McDERMET, David McCLAY, John HUGHES.

Margaret McClay, June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
William McClay, June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Mrs, BURT from the Baptists, June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
James CRANE, June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
James R. CRANE, June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Mary Ann CRANE, June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Mary WEIRICH,  June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867                
Mrs. ASHTON  June 2nd 1867, p.38June 2nd 1867, p.38 received into the church.  Br. CRANE in Nov. 1867     from the Baptists          
Sister Cecelia (sic) IMBRIE  July 26, 1868, p.39    unknown July 26, 1868, p.39 Sister Cecelia (sic) IMBRIE received on letter of communication from the church at New Castle PA   the church at New Castle PA          
Melinda COOK July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership  unknown Melinda COOK who had formerly been a member of the church took membership at the same time as her husband Mr. COOK signified his desire of membership by making good confession.               
Mr. COOK

husband of Melinda COOK

July 26, 1868, p.39  took membership  unknown Melinda COOK  formerly been a member of the church took membership as did her husband Mr. COOK               

End of table 16

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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