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Pages 17 and 18 of Record

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.

Submitted by Paula Schlichter Aug. 2006



Lords (sic) day June 15th (1847) 

Brother VANKIRK appeared and stated that the difficulties between him and some of the members were settled and having on the previous Lords (sic) day stated that sicknefs (sic=sickness) was the principal cause of his absence the Church was satisfied and his case decided in his favor.

Brother Wm. GREER and Sister Elener ? (? part of the transcription) Ann GREER who had been members of the Chartiers Church were admitted into this Church and Violet CHAPLIN who was lately immersed by Brother STREATOR was on motion admitted as a member of this Church.

June 24th (1847)

Departed this life Sister Frances BEACH of consumption in her 39th year.

Oct. 31st (1847)

The following named persons were admitted into the Church (all of whom with the exception of Sister Lucinda BECK who had been baptized by Brother MILLIGAN have been baptized by Brother STREATOR)

John Hand,
Joshua MARTIN (of Matthew),
Lewis SMITH,
Martha McGARY,
_____ BROWN
Lucinda Beck,
Lucinda GARDNER,
Rebecca KENNEY,
Elizabeth KENNEY,
Elizabeth LACOCK,
and Jane MARTIN


Dec 12th (1847)

Brother Geo. BIRCH who had been baptized by Brother STREATOR was admitted into the Church.

(Dec. 22nd 1847)

Departed this life Brother David CARTER in his 81st year 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

Departed this life Sister Elizabeth VANKIRK in her 66th year 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.)

Oct. 29th 1848

Sister Mary HOGE was admitted into the Church.


(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...)



May 5th (no year given - 1848? or 1849?  Whichever is correct, it is definitely out-of-order for the months.)

Sister Mariah SHOOF, Sister Ellen MARTIN, and Sister ____ MILLER who had been immersed by Brother STREATOR were admitted into the Church.



Jany. 28th 1849

Sisters Ellen HARRIS, 
Lucinda REDD,
Elizabeth REDD,
Adeline BONHAM
Brother Robert ROBINSON,
Thomas B. MARTIN, 
____ SHOOF,
and Jackson MARTIN,

who had been baptized by Brother STREATOR were admitted into the Church and Brother Harrison PRALL and James GRIN were restored upon confefsion (sic=confession) and repentance.

A letter of recommendation was granted to Amelia WRIGHT.

April 1st (1849)

A letter of recommendation was granted to Brother Walter BETSON, Brother Thomas BARR and Sister Lucinda BARR were admitted into the Church by letter.

April 22 (1849)

A letter of recommendation was granted to Brother R. B. CHAPLIN Jr.

Aug. 5 (1849)

Letters of dismifsal (sic=dismissal) and recommendation were directed to be given to Brother Asher VANKIRK and his wife Elizabeth VANKIRK.
Departed this life of consumption Brother Francis BIRCH in his 23rd year Sep. 25th 1849.
Sep. 26th 1849 
Brothers John ADAMS Jr, Jacob LUTES and Sister M. Ellen MARTIN who had been baptized by Brother STREATOR were admitted into the Church, and Brother Lewis SMITH upon convefion (sic=?confession?) was restored.
(Webmaster's NOTE: All of the above was in one paragraph under August 5 1849)

Oct. 21st 1849

Sister Martha SHOAFF ho had been baptized by Brother Walter SCOTT was admitted into the Church.

Dec. 2nd (1849)

Sister Cynthia Teagarden was admitted into the Church on recommendation.

Dec. 5th (1849)

Departed this life Brother John WHITE in his 35th year.

(Webmaster's NOTE: PAGE NINETEEN continues the December 1849 entries and begins 1850; see next web page.)



The spellings were double-checked against the pdf file of the original typing. 



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





Typed here exactly EXCEPT for the following additions:


(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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