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MARTINSBURG, KNOX COUNTY, OHIO

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1830-1850

SESSION RECORDS

VOL. II & III

FOUNDED 1805 FULLY ORGANIZED 1806

SESSION RECORDS

VOLUME TWO 1830 - 1840

(the first volume has not been found)

Typed and indexed, 1964 by E B Welsh

The original manuscript books, four volumes, are in Synod's collection in Wooster.

I hereby certify that this copy is complete and correct, except for minor inadvertent changes of spelling and punctuation.
Edward Bangett Welch

1830
Martinsburg, May 20th 1830

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod'r.

Elders Wm. McWilliams, C Marques, P. Elliott, J. Rogers and Jno. Stevenson.

May Coon, Sarah Brown, Thos. Brown, Ann Marton, Geo. Stevenson, Delilah

Brown, John Rogers, Fanny Brown, John Pitney, Jane Rogers, Missess (?), wife of Uriah Reese, Misses(?), wife of Elijah Jelley, and Wm. Brown were admitted on examination.

Hugh Miller, Jane Miller, Margaret Ve??, John Forbes, Isabella Forbes, Phobe Medlein, John ??? and Margaret, his wife, Moses Marques and Mary Ashley on certificate. Concluded with prayer.

May 22nd.

Session met according to adjournment. Constituted with prayer.

A report being in circulation, unfavorable to the Christian character of James Gaston and wife, that he had been guilty of improperly beating Meeker Graham. a boy, and the fact not being denied by the accused, Session decided that he should make a public acknowledgement. With this decision he was unwilling to comply. He therefore stands suspended until he gives evidence of repentance. - Concluded with prayer.

May 26th

Baptized Thomas and Caterine (sic) Ana, children of Geo. Stevenson, jun., Moses Star, son of John Elder, James Hervey, son of Whitefield and Mary Ashley,.

June 6th

Baptized Isaac, Samuel, James Hervey, Mary Ann, children of Mary Onen, wid. Of Isaac Coen.

June 20th

Baptized Thomas Marques, son of John Coen.

September 2nd, 1830

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present H. Hervey, Mod'r, William McWilliams, Joseph Rogers, P. Elliott, J. Rogers and Jno. Stevenson, Elders.

Sarah Stevenson, Fanny Roger. Mary Wills, Mary Marques, Israel Ward, and Jas. Allen were admitted on examination.

Joseph ??, Mary, his wife, Margaret, their daughter and John, their, son, Hovis (?) Williams, Anron Lyon and Rachel W. Lyon, his wife, were admitted on certificate. Concluded with prayer.

September 5th

Mary Mills was baptized.

September 6th

John Williams, Sarah Jane and Isabella, children of wid. Huston, also Samuel, son of John Ward, were baptized; also Hannah and Jubea, children of A. V. Pierson.

Nov. - baptized Henry Hervey, son of James Elliott.
December 14th

Baptized Mary and Sally Morris, Stephen Baldwin, Carhas and Phahearn, children of Stephen B. Dodd.

March - baptized Calvin, James Samuel, William Hervey, children of Aaron Brown.

Dismissed during the year, Wm. Coen and wife, John Coen and wife, Wid Coen, Delilah Brown, Elisabeth Graham.

1831
May 1st, 1831

Baptized John Davidson, son of J. D. and Sarah Johnston; Sarah, daughter of John Stevenson.

May 5th

Session met. H. Hervey, Mod'r. Elders present. Wm. McWilliams, G. Marques,

P. Elliott, J. Rogers and Jno. Stevenson,.

Thomas Preston having confessed himself guilty of antenuptial fornication, and having professed himself sincerely penitent for the same, Session decided that his acknowledgment being made public, he should be continued in his former privileges.

William Sherman and Margaret, his wife, David Marques and Elizabeth, his wife, and Jane Murdoch were admitted on certificate.

Thomas Coen was dismissed.

John Ward, Deborah ??, James Pollock, John Boyd, Sarah Adams and Rhoda McClain on examination were admitted. Concluded with prayer.

May 8th

John Ward was baptized.

May 9th

George Scott, son of Hugh Miller, James Scott, son of George Stevenson, Caroline and Rosannah, children of Philemon and Rachel Pierson, were baptized.

May 29th

Joseph, Elizabeth, William and Elizabeth, children of Uriah Reese.

June 7th

Baptized Martha, ??? and Syathia (sic), daughters of Robert and Margaret Mars.

September 1 st

Baptized Sylvester, son of Abraham and Jane Day.

October 13th

Session met. Constituted with prayer. All the members present. The following were admitted to the full communion of the church , vis on examination, Aaron ???, Kleete Davis, Ann Sinkey, Jane Smiley, Hannah Dennis, William Ward, ??? Dodd, and Thadduse Dodd., on certificate, John Smiley, Anna Smiley, Sarah Smiley, James Giffen and Rachel Giffen Robert Gaston and Maria, his wife.

October 16th

Kloeta Davis was baptized.

October 17th

Emeline, daughter of Aaron and Rebekah Davis. Mary, daughter of David and Hannah Moore, James ??, son of Stephen and Sussanah Cook, Elizabeth, daughter of Aaron and Rachel ?? ?? ??, son of David and Mary Harrison, were baptized

14th of Nov.

On examination, John McWilliams, Mar?? Brown, Nancy Marlow and Elisabeth McClain.

on certificate, Jane Bobout, Ann Bobout, Mary Jane Vance, Julia Hervey, Harriett

McCreavy, James Boggs, Elim Boggs, Abigail Beckwith, Rebecca Rogers, Sylvia Whyant (?), Pather Irwin, Ann Irwin and Rachel Irwin.

1832
April 30th, Henry Harlow, an adult, was baptized.
April 31st

Catherine Ann, daughter of Joseph Kincade, Lydia, daughter of Hugh Elliott,

Phebe, daughter of Philomen Lerson, Nancy, daughter of Levi Mercer. Silas, son of

James and Sarah Hays were baptized.

May 23, 1832

James Allen was dismissed.

May 24, 1832

Jacob Carmical (sic) and Rachel, his wife, were dismissed.

October 4th, 1832

Session met. Constitured with prayer. All the members were present.

The following persons were admitted to the full communion of the church, vis

Examination, Mariah Porterfield, Ann McFarland, Sarah Axtel, John Axtel, Chalrs Elliott, Hugh Boyd, Mary Pollock, Mary Ann Dodd, Sarah Cook, Mary Brown, Mary Pierson, Milton McFarland, Patterson Pierson, Abel Cook, Thomson Mille, Mary Giffon, Cornelia Ann Pollock, Jane Stokey. Herbert Elliott, John Melane, Benoai Axtel, Phebe Norris(?), Andrew Byers, John Elliott, James H. Brown, John Mills, Catherine D. Hart (?), and on certificate, David Parks and Martha, his wife.

October 7th

Sarah Axtel, Cornelia Ann Pollock and Anne McVay, adults, were baptized.

Oct. 21st

Ann, daughter of Hugh and Jane Miller, Sarah and Julia Ann, children of William and Harriet MeCreary, were baptized.

Oct. 27th

Thomas Puttermann, son of Thomas and Deborah Brown, was baptized.

December 13, baptized: ??en and Mary Ann, children of Charles and Phebe Elliott.
December 3rd, 1832

???? and Hugh Miller were elected to the office of ruling Elders, ?? ?? of January were ordained. On the ?? day Arthur Irwin and ??, being Elders, were chosen to serve in this congregation.

1833
February 5th, 1833

Session met ??? the call of the Moderator. Constituted with prayer. Members present, ?? ??, John Smiley. Joseph Rogers, Jno. Stephenson, Stephen Cook, James Elliott, and Hugh Miller. Absent, Arthur Irwin.

The following adults were admitted to the full communion of the church - Charity Pollock, ??, Julie Boyd, Samuel Pollock, An? Elliott, Phebe Cook, Sylvanus Sutton and J? ?anders.

Abraham Day by examination appeared before Session and acknowledged that he had been guilty of the too free use of ardent spirits. Session decided that he be admonished, and his confession published in the congregation.

Session adjourned to meet on Friday, the 8th inst., 9 o’c A.M. Concluded with prayer.

February 8th

Session met according to appointment. All the members present except Arthur Irwin and Jno. Stephenson. Constituted with prayer.

Thomas Rogers, John Pollock, Mary Pierson, Rachel Elliott, Rachel Pierson, Phebe Cook, Sarah Platt, David Elliott, Daniel Pierson, Nancy Porterfield, Moses M. Davis, Rebecca Sinker, ?? Watt, Rachel Watt, Anne Brown, Charles J. Howel, Henry Giffin, Hannah Dillon, Thomas Dillon, Mary Jewel, Mary Arbuckle, Rachel Ann Huston , and William Johnston were admitted on examination. On certificate, Isaac H. Douglass, ?? McFadden and Ann Pierson.

A report being in circulation respecting Thomas Huston, a member of the church, that he whipped his wife, and the fact being acknowledged by him in the presence of the

Session on having been done under high provocation, the decision of the Session was, that he be admonished in the presence of the Session and the ?? ??

February 10th

?? ?? Mary Pierson, Rachel Elliott, Rachel Pierson, ?? ?? Davis, Mary Zerel and William Johnston, adults

Ciffia, Hannah Miller, Thomas Dillon, Mary Jewel, Mary Arbuckle, Rachel Ann Huston, and William Johnston were admitted on examination. – On certificate, Isaac H. Douglass, Homer McFadden and Ann Pierson.

February 11th

Elisabeth, daughter of Samuel and Eliza Porterfield, Margaret Jane, daughter of Henry and Julia Hervey, and James, son of Hugh ad Jane Boyd, were baptized by Mr. Scott.

February ??, 1833

William, Mary Ann, Hugh, Phebe, John, George Stevenson, children of John McWilliams were baptized.

March 22, 1833

Robert Elliott and El?? His wife, were dismissed.

April 10, 1833

Joanna Marghan was dismissed.

April 7, 1833

Clarissa, Harriet, Maria and Ann Beckwith, children of Jacob and Mary Pierson, Mary Ann, daughter of Aaron Brown, Wm. D. Hart, Catherine Ann, James Parker, children of Samuel and Corneliann Pollock; James and Martha Jane, children of John and Charity Pollock; William, Jane, ?? and Amanda Regina, children of Abel and Phebe Cook; Charles Newton and John Allen, children of Zaphee (?) and Phebe Moris, were baptized.

Examined and approved this far.

S. Cleland, Mod'r P.b.y.

April 19, 1833

Mario Porterfield was dismissed.

April 27, 1833

Chambers, son of Johnson and Miriam Clark was baptized.

April 28th, 1833

Joseph and Eliza Jane, children of Samuel and Rachel Watt were baptized.

June 20th, 1833

Session met. Began with prayer, all the members being present.

Elim Arbuckle, Catherine Parks, Elisabeth Huston, Kinnan Laughery, Catherine Laughery and John Blair after examination were admitted to the full communion of the church.

Elizabeth Boggs, Mary Vance, Enoch Bebout, Elizabeth Bebout, James H. Pierson, Caroline Pierson, Ann Beckwith were received on certificate.

Concluded with prayer.

June 23rd

Kinnan Laughery and Catherine his wife, were baptized.

June 24th

Clarissa, daughter of James and Mary Pollock, Thomas Anderson, son of Henry Graham, Nancy, daughter of Robert and Martha Gaston, Samuel Alexis, son of Whitefield and Mary Ackley, William Hervey, son of John and Phebe McClain, and Mary Jane, daughter of Andrew Elliott (were baptized).

July 4th

Phebe Norris was dismissed. August Charles, son of James Elliott was baptized.

August 25th

Sara Jane, daughter of John McWilliams was baptized?

September 15th

James Huston, son of Thomas and Deborah Brown was baptized.

October 8th, 1833

Session met. Began with prayer. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod'r, Elders Wm. McWilliams, Jno. Smiley, P. Elliott, J. Rogers, S. Cook and J. Elliott.

Moses McWilliams and Mary McWilliams being examined, were received into the full communion of the church. Concluded with prayer.

October 12th

Session met. Members present as above, with the addition of John Stevenson and Hugh Miller. Sally Dodd, James Chambers and Jane Reese were examined and received.

Mary Litzenburgh was also received on certificate.

On report, a committee of Session was appointed to converse with James Giffin respecting the intemperate use of ardent spirits, by him on a certain occasion; and being invited by them, he came before Session, acknowledged the fact, expressed sorrow for the same, and promised amendment; whereupon Session decided that his confession and promise be published to the congregation, and his privileges be continued.

On a report being communicated to Session of improper and unchristian language having been used by Stephen Giffin on a certain occasion; he being invited, appeared before Session and acknowledged the same, professed his sorrow and promised reformation. Whereupon Session decided that he be admonished in the presence of Session, and the decision be published in the congregation.

October 15th, 1833

Lydia, daughter of Aaron and Rebecca Davis, Catherine Jane, daughter of Uriah and Jane Reese, Martha, daughter of Hugh and Rachel Elliott, Firman wade, son of J. H. and Caroling Pierson, Mary, daughter of Philemon and Rachel Pierson, & Martha Jane, daughter of George Livenson (?) were baptized.

Nov. 1833

Asa Orlando, son of Asa and Sarah Beckwith was baptized.

Dec. 28, 1833

Session met and was opened with prayer.

Members present: H. Hervey, Mod'r. P. Elliott. Joseph Rogers, B. Cook, J. Elliott, and Hugh Miller. Absent, Absent, John Smiley, Wm. McWilliams, Arthur Irwin and John Stevenson.

Abraham Sinary having been cited on a charge of common ?? for neglecting the means of grace on ordinances of religion for some years in the church of Martinsburg, and Session having ascertained that the citation had been duly served on him, but he having declared that he would not attend, and attending issued for him a second citation, adjourned to meet on the second of Jan. at one o'cl. Concluded with prayer.

1834
Jan. 2, 1834

Session met. Members present as above. Having ascertained that the second citation had been served, and the accused not appearing, P. Elliott was appointed defendant in the case. The witnesses were then heard. The defendant was also heard, and there being in the opinion of Session no reasons to justify the conduct of the accused, Session did for cont?? and for neglecting the means of grace and ordinance of religion, suspend him from the privileges of the church until he give satisfactory evidence of repentance. Concluded with prayer.

February 11th, 1834

Asa Beckwith and Sarah, his wife, were dismissed.

February 20th, 1834

Session met and was constituted with prayer. All the members present.

Elizabeth Mille, Abigail Huston, Hannah Stevenson, Charles Elliott, and Abner Brown were examined and received into the full communion of the church.

Also, Robert Graham, Martha Graham, Eliza D. Johnston and Mary Teetle (?) were received on certificate. Concluded with prayer.

February 23rd

Hannah Stevenson, an adult, was baptized.

Eliza, daughter of John and Charity Pollock, Hannah Boyd, daughter of James and Mary Cook, Jan and Mary, daughters of Moses and Mary McWilliams, William Wallace, Joseph Favel and Eliza Cook, children of John and Sarah Axtel, and Kesiah, daughter of Andrew Elliott were baptized.

March 18th

William Brown and Sarah his wife, and Hannah Dennis were dismissed.

Examined and approved thus fare.

Wm. Hughes, Mod'r Presb'y.

April 13th, 1834

Mary Jane, daughter of Hugh and Jane Miller, Hervey, son of John and Miriam Clark, Turry(?) Jane, daughter of Jeremiah Brown, David Milton, son of David Moore (were baptized).

May 11th

Mary, daughter of John Blair was baptized.

June 19th, 1834

Session met and was opened with prayer. Members all present except Arthur Irwin and James Elliott.

Robert Huston and Ann Huston, his wife, Tamer Elliott, James Arbuckle, and Elizabeth McDonnell were examined and received into the full communion of the church.

Hudleton W. Dunbar and Sally his wife were received on certificate.

Concluded with prayer.

June 21st

Session met. All members present except Arthur Irwin.

Stephen Brown and Susannah Murdoch were examined and received. Lydia Brown,

?? something missing ??

July 7, 1834

Session met. Members present. H. Hervey, Mod'r, P. Elliott, J. Rogers, Jno. Stevenson, James Elliott and Stephen Cook. Opened with prayer.

A charge having been presented by James Huston against James Pitney for swearing falsely in a case at law in which Huston was a party, he was inquired at if the constitutional steps had been taken by him to bring the accused to repentance, which acknowledging he had not done, it was resolved that he have leave to withdraw his charge until the rule of discipline on that subject be complied with.

Concluded with prayer.

September 17

Session met. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod'r, Elders Wm. McWilliams, Jno Smiley, P. Elliott, Jno. Stevenson, J. Elliott, Hugh Miller and Stephen Cook.

J. Pitney having been regularly cited on a charge brought by J. Huston; and Session having ascertained that the prosecutor had complied with the third section of the second chapter of the Book of Discipline, and also that the citation had been duly served; but the accused having declared in writing that he would not attend on this day to answer to it, Session resolved to issue a second citation for him to attention the 1st day of October next, at ten o'cl. Concluded with prayer.

October 1st, 1834

Session met agreeably to adjournment. Members present as above except, Wm. McWilliams and Stephen Cook. Opened with prayer.

The prosecutor and accused appeared. The accused admitted he had testified as represented in the charge, but maintained his testimony was true. Session therefore proceeded to take the testimony in the case.

Linton Axtel, witness for pros'r being sworn, deposeth and saith in regard to lot of hogs, a few days after Mr. Pitney gave possession to Mr. Huston ten days one morning Mr. Pitney and Mr. Huston came out of the still-house, then parted. Mr. Pitney went to Simeon and Huston came to me; after that Pitney came to me and Huston at the mill-door. Pitney says Simeon will sell his hog, Huston asked if at my price, Pitney answered yes, then called up the hogs, and when they came up there was but seven hogs. When they agreed when the hog came up, the bargain to be completed, and I was called as witness. The number of hogs was eight; the price of the lot of hogs as agreed was 20 doll.

Ques, by accuser: How many hogs Simeon had a claim to.

Witness says one.

Ques, by accused: Did you see Huston and me come out of the still-house?

Ans: Yes, I did.

Ques: Did you know anything about their intention?

Ans: No.

Ques: Was there any person with us when we came out of the still-house?

Ans: No.

Ques: When we parted, were did I go?

Ans: To Simeon.

Where did Huston go?

To me at the mill-door.

Ques: Was there no person with me?

Ans: Not that I recollect.

Was the mill going at this time?

Ans: I believe it was.

Was Simeon still with me?

Ans: No, he went to the house.

You think I answered yes?

Ans: If I could hear you did.

Did I call you for a witness?

Ans: Yes, you did. The witness says the hog that was missing he knew to be the one that he owned.

Read to the witness and approved.

Wm. MeCreary, witness for the pros'r, deposeth and saith, that Mr. Pitney brought a suit before me for eight hogs at $25. The parties met and referred the case to arbitration. The arbitrator rejected the item, lot of hogs, on account of them not being due at that time. Next day Huston gave his note to Pitney for a lot of hogs, calling for I believe one. Prosecutor asks the witness whether he drew the note for the eight hogs as charged in the bill. Ans: I did. Ques: Did Pitney take that note from me at the same time? Ans: He did. Ques, by accused: Can you not recollect of Huston asking you what the due bill will be drawn for? Ans: I do not recollect. Ques: Do you understand me as selling my hogs to Huston at that time? I could not infer anything else, then confirming the sale. Ques: Did I not object to the price of $20? Ans: I do not recollect. Ques: Did you write the note for eight hogs? Ans: I do not recollect. It was either for eight hogs or a lot of hogs my understanding at that time was, for the eight hogs that were in dispute. Ques: Do you recollect of me selling Simeon's hog to Huston? Ans: I did understand you as selling it. Ques: What was the reason I agreed to take $20 for the hogs? Ans: I cannot tell. Read to witness and approved.

Simeon Pitney, witness for the accused, being sworn, saith: The first that I heard, father called to me and asked if I was willing to sell my hog. I answered to him I was not. Father told me that Huston wished to buy her. I then told him I did not wish to sell the hogs to Huston. He asked me why. You have had trouble with Huston, you had better quit dealing with him. Then he said, I will go back and tell him I will let him known when I come back from court. Ques: by the accused: Did you see Mr. Axtel at that time? Ans: Not as I recollect. Ques: Do you recollect where you was when I asked if you would sell your hog? I was between the stable and the house. Was you near enough to hear Huston's and my conversation? Ans: No. Ques: Did I go down to the mill along with Huston? Ans: No. You parted between the stable and the still-house. Ques: Were Abijah and Lyons present when Huston and I called the hogs up? Ans: O cannot say certainly. Ques: Could hear if we had called Mr. Axtel from where you was? Ans: Yes. Ques: by the accuser: How long did you stay there after your father left you? Ans: I cannot tell. Ques: Did you come up along with your father to the stable? Ans: No. Ques: by Judicatory: Did you strip your horse at the stable and go away with the saddle on your back? Ans: O did not. Ques: Did you ever consent to the selling of your hog? Ans: No. Read to the witness & approved.

John Pitney, witness. Ques: by accused: You was at the trial before the arbitrators in Martinsburg? Ans: I was. Do you recollect what passed about the hogs? I understand Huston as not embracing Simeon's hog. Read to witness, and approved.

After hearing the testimony, Session adjourned to next Monday, 5th inst., 11 o'cl. Concluded with prayer.

Jno. Stevenson, Clk pro tem.

October 5th

Session met agreeably to appointment. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod'r, Elders Jno. Smiley, P. Elliott, Jno. Stevenson, Stephen Cook and Hugh Miller.

The testimony in the above case was read and considered; and in the opinion of Session, there being but one witness to prove the original contract, and the obligation afterwards received being indefinite as to the number of hogs, the charge is not supported. Adjourned cino die.

October 13th

Charles J. Howel was dismissed.

October 19th

Dwight, son of H. Hervey, was baptized by Revision. J McArthur.

November 11, 1834

Session met. All the members were present except Arthur Irwin.

Ann Elliott and Samuel Dunbar being examined, were received into the full communion of the church. John Lafever and Jane Trotter were received on certification.

Common ?? charging Mary Axtel with conduct unbecoming a church member, a committee was appointed to visit her. Concluded with prayer.

November 14th

Session met. Members present as above.

The committee appointed to visit Mary Axtel reported that she confessed herself guilty of extra-nuptial fornication, and expressed sincere repentance for the same; whereupon Session decided that her profession should be published to the church, and her privileges be condemned.

June Pollock and Catherine Vance were examined and received.

November 17th

Minerva, daughter of Kinnan Laughery, Joseph, son of John Rogers, William, son of George Stevenson, John, son of Hugh Boyd, and Miriam, daughter of James Pollock were baptized.

William Smith, George Lyon, James Josiah, Mary Lyon, Elizabeth Ann and John, children of Robert and Ann Huston were baptized.

Mary Ellen and Henry ??, children of Satah Merit were baptized.

1835
January 24th

Charles, son of ?? and Mary Litzenburg was baptized.

March 5th

Martha, Mariah, ?? and Isabel, children of Samuel and Mariah Coe were baptized.

March 6th

Zoe Melissa, daughter of Simeon and Lydia Brown was baptized.

March ___

Samuel Watt and Rachel his wife were dismissed.

March 31st

Ebenezer, Mary, Sarah Ann, Stephen, Simeon and Lydia Brown were dismissed.

Examined thus far and approved by P.b.y.

James Robinson, Mod'r of P.b.y.

April 26th 1835

Hamilton N ?? and Samuel Dunbar were dismissed.

May 4, 1835

Session met. Opened with prayer. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod'r, Elders, Wm McWilliams, John Smiley, P. Elliott, J Rogers, John Stevenson and J. Elliott.

On a report that James Pollock, sen, and Wesley Spratt had been guilty of improper conduct toward each other, and having been invited, they appeared before Session. They both acknowledged that they had improper feelings toward each other, and on a particular occasion has used improper and unchristian language toward each other, for which they expressed sorrow and promised ?? whereupon Session decided that their acknowledgement be published to the church and their privileges be continued. Concluded with prayer.

May 21st

Session met. Opened with prayer. All the members present except Arthur Irwin.

Abigail Harrison and Thoda Gregg were examined and received into the full communion of the church.

John McKibbon and Martha his wife, Matthew McKibbon and Jane his wife, Sara Jagenee(?) and Martin Irwin were received on certificate. Concluded with prayer.

May 23

Session met. Opened with prayer. Members present as at the last meeting.

John Giffin and James Killett being examined were received.

John Allen was received on certificate. Concluded with prayer.

May the 24th

Abigail Harrison, an adult, was baptized.

Margaret Vance was dismissed. Also John Elder and Margaret his wife. Flora, daughter of Wm. P Pierson, Charles, son of J. H, Pierson, Abner, son of Aaron Brown, Jemiah, son of John Stevenson, Joseph Moore and James Scott, children of Andrew Vance, Jane, daughter of Levi Mercer, and Phebe, daughter of Moses McWilliams were baptized.

October 8th, 1835

Session met. All the members present except James Elliott and Arthur Irwin.

Opened with prayer.

Mary McLane and ?? Ann McClain being examined were received as members.

Common ?? having charged George Stevenson, jun., Samuel G. Porterfield, ?? McFadden, J. D. Davis and James Elliott, jun., with being at a horse race in the latter part of ?? and also James Pollock with having permitted his horse on another occasion to run as a trial of speeds and horse-racing in the view of Session being ?? ?? practice, they appointed a committee to wait on these persons respectively. Satisfactory acknowledgements were obtained from them all on the first interviews, except Norcar McFadden.

Oct 12th

Session being met, a conversation was had with Mr. McFadden and info was further obtained that a part of Mr. Porterfield’s family was at the above mentioned race with his permission. Mr. Stevenson having made report of the competition, and it not being satisfactory to Session, they ordered citations to be ?? for McFadden and Porterfield to appear before Session on the 9th of Nov. next at 1 o’cl.

Nov 9th

Session met. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod’r. Elders Arthur Irwin, Jno. Smiley, Wm. McWilliams, Jno. Stevenson, James Elliott and Hugh Miller.

Began with prayer. The persons cited attended.

They admitted that the charge was true, and made such acknowledgements with respect to the ?? of such conduct ?? gave notification to the Session. Whereupon Session decided that all the above crimes should be published to the church.

Rhoda Gregg through the Moderator made application for a certificate. Session being satisfied that applicant did not wish to join another church, and also that she was influenced to make the application to gratify her husband, who was dissatisfied with her connection with the church, Sessioin decided they would not grant the application. Concluded by prayer.

Nov – Mary Jolly was dismissed.

James, son of Charles Elliott, Eliza Ann, daughter of John Blair, George Washington, son of S. ?. Porterfield, Caroline, daughter of Robert Graham, Joseph Willson, son of ?? ??, Franklin, son of Hugh Elliott, Simeon, son of Thomas Brown, and Robert Dillon, son of John Giffin were baptized.

1836
February 11, 1836

Session met. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod’r. Elders P. Elliott, Joseph Rogers, John Stevenson, ? Cook, J. Elliott and Hugh Miller. Constituted by prayer.

Mrs. Martha Anne McClain and Eliza Jamin(?) being examined were received into the full communion of the church.

Elba Leonard, a member of the church, came before Session and acknowledged that on a particular occasion in the office of Wm. MeCreary, Esq., he had been guilt of getting in a sudden passion, and of using improper and unchristian language towards Wm. McWilliams, jun., for which he expressed deep sorrow of heart, and promised to be more guarded in future. Whereupon Session decided that his acknowledgement be received and published to the church, and that his privileges be continued. Session adjourned till the evening of the 13th inst.

Feb 13

Session met. Began with prayer.

Stephen M. Dodd was examined and received as a member. Joseph Irwin was received on certificate. Concluded with prayer.

February 14

Anne McClain, an adult, was baptized.

Feb’y 10th

??, son of David Bucks, Anne, daughter og John McClain, James Hervey, son of James E. Cook, Howard, son of Andrew Elliott, were baptized.

Feb’y 14th

Session met and was opened by prayer.

John Axtel came before Session and acknowledged that he had driven hogs on thre Sabbath days during the winer. In one of the two cases he plead necessity. In the other he said the ?? ?? he felt it was wrong, dna did ??. Session decided that he be admonished by the Moderator and that the decision ?? in the Session only. Concluded with prayer.

Feb’y – May and Elizabeth Mille were dismissed.

Thus far examined and approved by P.b.y.

H. Hervey, Mod’r.

June 8th, 1836

Moses ?. Davis was dismissed.

June 17th, 1836

Session met and was opened with prayer. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod’r. Elders P. Elliott, J. Rogers, S. Cook, J. Elliott and Hugh Miller.

Samuel McGaugry (?); ?inda his wife, Thomas Stockton and Sarah his wife, Sarah Ann Porterfield, Rebecca Byers, Robert S. Cunningham and Joseph Chambers were examined and received as members of the church.

James Cha?born, James Chambers, Martha, Margaret, Thomas and Margaret Peirie, John Ball, Margaret Ball and Mary McKibbon were received on certificate.

Concluded by prayer.

June 19th

Sarah Stockton was dismissed.

June 20th

Martha Jane, daughter of Aaron Lyon, Isaac Douglass, son of Philemon Pierson, Deborah Jane, daughter of Robert Huston, Elisabeth, daughter of John Lafever. Martha Jane, daughter of ??, Harriet Newel, daughter of Uriah Reese, Henry Hervey, son of Samuel Pollock, ?? ??, son of Thomas Stockton, Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Miller, Margaret, daughter of Matthew McKibbon, David Vance, son of Samuel Coe, Ebenezer, son of Mary ??, Sarah Maria, daughter of J. D. Johnston were baptized.

May 10th

Hugh Alexander, son of Samuel Mageugy was baptized.

August 22

Mary Pootle was dismissed.

September 18

Jane Williams was dismissed.

September 26

Mary Ackley was dismissed.

Almyra and ?? Cook, children of David Pierson were baptized.

October 7, 1836

Session met. Constituted by prayer. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod’r. P. Elliott, J. Rogers, Wm. Stevenson, S. Cook and Hugh Miller, Elders.

Rhoda Grigg was dismissed.

Nancy McKibbon, Jane McKibbon and Jane Kincaid were received on examination, and Rufus Axtel on certificate. Had a recess until Saturday.

Session met accordingly. Martha Arbuckle was received on examination, Margaret Bell and Martha Francis on certificate. Concluded with prayer. Andrew Elliott was dismissed.

Oct. 10

Samuel Vance, son of John Coe, James son of Martha Francis, Amos and Amanda Melvina, children of Zeke Leonard and Rebecca, daughter of Enoch Bebout, and Charles Elliott, son of John McWilliams were baptized.

Joseph Irwin was dismissed.

Jane D??n was dismissed.

Adeline and Samuel Robinson, children of Susannah Murdock, ?? McFarland

FORM OF COVENANT USED IN THE ADMISSION OF MEMBERS TO THE COMMUNION OF THE CHURCH

Do you believe in one only living and true God and there is a trinity of ?? in this divine essence, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost?

Do you believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the word of God – the only infallible rule of faith and practice?

Do you believe that you are sinners, and as such deserve the wrath of God forever?

Do you believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior of sinners, the only Mediator between God and man?

Do you believe in the necessity of the renewing and sanctifying applications of the Holy Ghost and you must be holy to be happy?

Do you believe in the resurrection of the dead the general judgment?

So far as you know the exercises of your own minds, do you take this God to be your ??netifier; and do you receive these Scriptures as the rule of your faith and practice?

Do you, so far as you know your own heart, unfeignedly repent of all your sins, and trust for your salvation to the righteousness of Christ, received by faith in Him?

Do you engage to walk with God in the ways of new obedience?

Do you promise subjection in the Lord to the constituted authority of this church, and to walk in brotherly love with all its members?

Do you engage to be diligent in the use of the private and public means of grace, and through the grace of God strengthening you do engage to act till death?

DEATHS OF COMMUNICANTS

1831-2 – John Forbes – Mrs. Porterfield, Dr. Stephen Dodd

1832-3 - Maria Williams and Fanny, colored girl

June 1833 – Sarah Johnston died August – Simeon Saunders

August 1833 – Jane Bebout

July, 1834 – Mahala Dodd September – Robert Gaston

Jan 7, 1834 – Jane Beal August – Jane Elliott, Martha McKibbon

Nov. – Mrs Huston and John Ward

May – Harriet McCreary

Oct. – Mrs. Day, Mrs. Merit, James Elliott, Mrs Rogers

May 1837 – James Griffin, Electa Davis, Nancy Dixon

April 1838 – Joseph Rogers, John Smiley, Elder, John Axtel, George Stevenson

Nov 1939 – Mr. Grivvin

Dec 1840 – Sarah Smiley

April – Robert Huston, Wm McWilliams, Elder, Aaron Brown, Henry Graham, James Vance

May 1841 – Mrs McCreary

Oct 1841 – Arthur Irwin, an Elder of the church about 40 years, Mrs. Pitney

March 24, 1842 – Aaron Davis

July, 1842 – Mary McKibbon

Nov 16, 1843 – Lincoln Axtell

Dec 1844 – John McKibbon

Nov 1846 – Elizabeth McDonald, Abigail Ward

Dec 1846 – Thomas Huston

June 1847 – Catherine Stevenson

1840
Oct 17, 1840

Session met to investigate certain charges presented by Hugh Miller and Charles Elliott against Enoch Bebout.

Constituted with prayer.

Members present, Rev. H. Hervey, Mod’r, P. Elliott, J. Stevenson, S. Cook and J. Elliott, Elders. James Elliott was appointed clerk pr tem.

The charges are as follows:

We the undersigned do present the following charges to the Session of the Martinsburg Church against Enoch Bebout, for falsifying and misrepresenting.

First, recharging me with certain difficulties heretofore existing between him and me, settled in the presence of Hugh Elliott and Stephen Cook about the last of June last at my house.

2nd, for naying I strove to make him out a liar by falsifying.

3rd, for saying that I said Valery (?) was a thief and a liar.

4th, for saying I courted their favor for the sake of office.

5th, for saying I held spite at Valery ever since he came to this country.

6th, for saying I held those filthy creatures up with my right hand.

7th, for saying I have not been on the side of law and civility.

Hugh Miller

Further charges by Charles Elliott:

1st, for saying I told him that Hugh Miller walked at the head of the mob.

2nd, for classing me with those that would sware (sic) falsely.

3rd, for saying I agree with others to make him, Bebout, a liar.

4th, for charging me in case friends should commit crime I would hide by telling lies clear them.

Charles Elliott

All which will more fully appear from two separate letters sent to me, signed by E Bebout, which will be adduced in evidence on the trial. Stephen Cook and Hugh Elliott will be withesses to prove the first charge.

Hugh Miller

Charles Elliott

The Moderator made the inquiry whether the prosecutors have complied with the Scripture rule in reference to an offender; to which they answered they had.

The accused admitted the statements in the first seven charges, but plead that they were true. The first charge by G. Elliott not admitted. 2nd admitted as per letter signed by E. Bebout and directed to G. Elliott without date. 3rd charges admitted. 4th admitted.

David Valery, James Parks, Wm Green and Andrew Byers were sworn by the Moderator.

Question to A Byers: Do you know anything of the conduct of Miller in taking part with the ?? of Valery? Ans: Heard Joseph Schooler and George Schooler in conversation with Miller about D. Valery coming to this country; and one of Schoolers said there was enough of Valeries here now. All laughed, and Miller said if the arbitrators had went according to the testimony in the case of Valery against Briggs, Valery would not have got anything for his his character.

Q – by Miller – Did you hear me say there were enough Valeries in this country? A – No.

Q – by Miller – Are you sure I said as you stated; o might it not have been that I said, according to the law and testimony he must have an award; but according to justice he could not have much of an award? A – I do not know.

William Ca??on says he heard Miller express himself in favor of Valery twice, and said he did not blame Valery for prosecuting for his character.

Q – Do you know anything of a bank note that Miller complained of Valery about? A – The bill and the bill and the affidavit that Valery had did not agree, but Miller said keep it secret.

Q – Did you tell me that you said Miller ought to give an account to the church for his conduct/ A- I did.

Q – by Miller: What did you see in me that was disgraceful to the church? A – Nothing.

Q – by counsel – Is it not impossible for a person living where we do without being classed on one or the other side? A – I think not.

Q – by counsel – Did you ever see anything in me that was contrary to law and civility? A – Nothing.

Q – by Bebout – Is Miller generally classed with the mohebrats(?)? A – Yes, by one party.

Q – by couns – Did you understand that Miller got a letter into the hands of Moses Schooler to read to his associates to set them on me to destroy my character? A – Report says so.

D Valery says that he always thought Miller was against him, because he never saw him reprove the mob; and because Miller said it under oath at Mt. Vernon that Valery and the mob were equally disreputable from report.

Miller ?? witnesses what he was going to do with the affidavit. Witnesses said he had not given one.

Witness felt impressed because he thot Miller medalled(sic) with things that was none of his business.

A – Did Miller state anything disreputable of the mob? A – No.

James Parks says in conversation with Bebout, he had said he thought Miller gave his influence in favor of the mob. In conversation Moses Schooler remarked that Miller would find eggs to egg Valery. Miller said he had said we would find eggs or money to buy them; and further gave as a reason, that at an election in Harrison Township, perhaps two years this faul(sic), there was ticket handed in that had the picture of a hog, and in company with Miller and M. Schooler on their return home, Miller appeared to laugh heartily about it.

Q – Do you understand it to be common report that Miller gives his influence to the mob? A – Report says Miller gave his influence to Briggs and the party that supports him.

Q – Did you not tell me that everything considered, Valery ought not to have anything for his character? A – I cannot recollect.

Rebutting Testimony

Stephen Cook, Hugh Elliott and Moses Schooler were sworn.

M. Schooler says Miller frequently told him it was not right to abuse Valery, but that was wrong and Miller did laugh at times when he and Miller talked about it.

Q – Did I say in Mt. Vernon that D. Valery was as bad as the mob from my own knowledge or from hearsay? A – From hearsay.

Q – Did I on oath justify you or Briggs in your conduct to Valery? A – You did not.

Read to and approved by the witnesses respectively.

In reference to the first charge by G. Elliott, not admitted by the accused, the letter submitted on evidence has this language: “Charles Elliott, you know as well as you exist that you told me that you would talk to him about it the first opportunity, and tell him that he walked at the head of a mob.”

Session after deliberation therefore decided that by his own admission and the testimony statement in the charges were sustained to have been made, except the fifth, and being sustained, it implies unbrotherly and improper conduct on the part of the accused; and for this offense Session decided that he should receive an admonition by the Moderator in the presence of the Session, and tha this decision be published in the congregation; and upon his submission to this decision, his privileges be continued.

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer.

Oct 14, 1840

Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r, Elders present, J Elliott, S Cook, P Elliott and Hugh Miller.

Thomas Wallace was received on examination, and John Chambers and wife on certification. Concluded with prayer.

Oct 15th

William, son of Moses McWilliams, Nancy, daughter of Thomas Brown, Matilda, daughter of Matthew McKibbon, Rachel, daughter of R. Graham, Ellen and Edwin, children of J M Harmon, Samuel K, son of J B Cook were baptized.

1841
Feb 3rd

Ab’m Dispenet(?) was dismissed.

Feb 18, 1841

Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members Present, H Hervey, Mod’r. Elders present, P Elliott, S Cook, J Stevenson, H Miller and J Elliott.

The following persons were received into the full communion of the church on examinatioin, viz

Wm Syms (or Lyons), and Mrs Syms, Mathilda Johnston, Mary Brown, Dina Elliott, Joseph Rogers, John H Hann (?), Robert H Gaston, Rachel Gaston, Samuel B Kline, Mary Ann Kline, Alexander Chambers, George McWilliams, and Sarah Ann Mills.

On certificate, Daniel Axtell, Elizabeth Axtell, Joseph Matthews, Eliza Matthews and John Sinclair. Concluded by prayer.

Feb 21 Mrs Syms, an adult, was baptized. Oliver Cook, son of John Elliott, David Nelson and Louisa, children of John H Hann were baptized.

John McFarland and Jane his wife were dismissed; also, Benjamin F Hair(?).

Hugh F, Martha J, Susan, Rollin and Laura, children of George McWilliams were baptized.

March 21 - ?? Sturgis was dismissed.

Martha Louisa, daughter of G M Hair, was baptized March 26th.

May 3rd, 1841

Session met and was constituted with prayer, H Hervey, Mod’r.

Elders present, P Elliott, S Cook, J Stevenson and J Elliott.

The moderator presented a paper containing a charge by James Paul against John Gregg for fraud. The paper was read and considered, and deemed to be in order; and a citation was issued for the accused to appear before Session on the 17th inst. At one o’clock pm.

The charge is as follows:

To the Presbyterian Church Session of Martinsburgh:

I charge John Gregg with fraud committed May 18th, 1839. The said John Gregg received of me eight dollars in apecie(?), for the purpose of changing or replacing it with paper money, which I had applied on a judgment obtained before me on May 14th, 1839 in favor of Margaret Elder against Gregg, which he has refused to release, and never has replaced. May 3rd, 1841. James Paul.

Witnesses: George McWilliams, James Ferguson.

Session adjourned to meet on the 17th inst at one o’cl.

Concluded with prayer. H. Hervey, Mod’r

May 11th, 1841 John Wheeler was dismissed.
May 17th, 1841

Session met and was constituted with prayer. Members present at the last meeting, with the addition of Hugh Miller.

It was ascertained that the citation had not been served on J Gregg, owing to his absence; and the citation was renewed for him to appear before the Session on the 31st inst at one o’cl.

A paper was presented by the Moderator, containing charges by Enoch Bebout against Hugh Miller and Jane, his wife. The paper was read and considered; and Session decided that he have leave to withdraw the paper. The reasons for this decision were, the nature of the charges themselves, and the direction given in the Book of Discipline, Chapter 4th and section 4th.

Session adjourned. Concluded with prayer. H Hervey, Mod’r.

May 30th – George R Boggs, Eliza his wife and Hannah his daughter were dismissed.

It having been ascertained that J Gregg had removed with his family to Kentucky, and the citation had not been served on him, Session did not meet on the 31st of May.

June 7th, 1841

Session met and was constituted with prayer. Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r, James Elliott, Hugh Miller, J Stevenson and S Cook, Elders.

The following persons, being baptized members, were on examination received to the full communion of the church:

Catherine Ann Boggs Margaret E. Pollock Mary Brown

Jane Brown Sarah Ann Synkey Sarah McNarl(?)

Julia Axtell Rachel Scott Newton Cook

Patterson Reese

On certificate:

Rebecca McCundless Martha Wallas Alexander Scott

Elizabeth Reese Elizabeth Cunningham Sarah Cunningham

M A Cunningham

Adjourned – Concluded with prayer.

June 13th Martha Johnston, an adult, was baptized.
June 14th – Robert, son of John Bell, Robert G, son of Thos. Stockton, Ezekial, John, Johnston, William, son of Wm Syms, Catherine E, daughter of James Elliott, Esther Sarah, daughter of Sarah Kerr, and Harriet, daughter of Abigail McCreary were baptized.
July 3rd – Henry Chandler and Susan his wife were dismissed.
Sept 1? – Susan Murdock and Martha Johnston were dismissed.
Sept 23rd - ?? Vance was dismissed.
Oct 9th, 1841

Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’f. Elders present, J Stevenson, P Elliott, J Elliott, ??, and Hugh Miller.

The following members were received to the full communion of this church on the basis of former membership in other churches”

?? Sarah Brown

?? adjourned. Concluded with prayer. H Hervey, Mod’r

Oct 11th – Caroline, daughter of George Stevenson, Ellen Josephine, daughter of Uriah Reese, Aurora, daughter of R S Cunningham, and John Newton, son of J. F Brown were baptized.
Oct 11th - ?? Brown and Ann Johnston were dismissed.
Oct 20th – Reese L Rambo was dismissed.
Nov 3rd – Wm W, Rebecca A, Eliza A, Samuel S, Benjamin F and John, children of Elizabeth Anderson were baptized. Jefferson Miller son of John Byrnes(?) was baptized.
1842
Feb 17th, 1842 - Session had an informal conference in reference to a report which some of them had heard, unfavorable to the character of Nathan Boris, a member and deacon of the church; and appointed a committee of two to visit him and invited him to appear before Session.
Feb 17th - Session met and was constituted with prayer. Members present, H. Hervey, Mod’r. Elders present, P. Elliott, S Cook, Hugh Miller and J. Elliott.

The following persons were received:

On certification: Wm Brown, Sarah Brown and Thos Ward.

On examination: Josiah Brown.

Session ?? and recess till Saturday.

Feb 19th – Session met.

James ?? and Sarah Ferguson were received on certificate.

?? appeared before Session, and frankly acknowledged that he had been guilty of indecent and unbecoming familiarity with his wife’s niece ?? ?? at an unreasonable hour. For this he professed to be guilty, not only because it was calculated to disgrace himself, but ?? upon religion, and was wrong in itself. Session decided that although there was no legal evidence from his ?? or any source of proof which they have been able to find, that anything of a criminal nature was intended by him, (although he acknowledged he might have given them reason to think so, that his conduct in the case was unbecoming a Christian, and reproachful to religion. They therefore further decided that for the offense he should be admonished by the Moderator in the presence of the Session and ??, and the proceeding in the case be published to the congregation; for which he submitted to this judgment, his privileges as a private member of the church shall be continued. Session had a recess until Monday to consider further what action shall be had in reference to his official standing.

Feb 21st – Session met. All the members present as before with the addition of J Stevenson; the Deacons also being invited to confer with them. After maturely deliberating on the subject of his official standing, they came to the conclusion that he be deposed; and they did hereby depose him from the office of a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church. Concluded by prayer. H Hervey, Mod’r.
Feb 21st – Julia A, daughter of Hugh Miller, John, son of Samuel B Cline, and John S, son of Thos Parks were baptized.

Mr. Beris with an apparently Christian spirit submitted to the whole of the above judgment in his case; and therefore will be entitled to all his privileges as a private member of the church.

Stephen Cook was appointed to attend the Presbytery in Mansfield Aprile 11th.

May 19th ?? Gregg(?) was dismissed.
June 6th, 1842

Session met, constituted with prayer.

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r. Elders present, P Elliott, J Stevenson, H Miller, S Cook and J Elliott.

The following persons were received to the full communion of the church on certificate; vis Michael Bline, Wm Broading, David P Moors, Silas Johnston and Eliza J ??. Concluded with prayer.

June 10th – The following children were baptized, vis James S. son of Robert ??, ??, daughter of Charles Elliott, Mary J, daughter of Sarah Chambers, John S, son of John McClain, John son fo Wm Ward, William, son of Thomas Brown, Sarah Ann, daughter of Andrew Byers, Robert Wilson, son of Moses McWilliams, and Harriet, daughter of James Arbuckle.

Thomas Dillon was dismissed.

Aug 23rd, 1842 – Levi, Sarah and Simon Mercer were dismissed, also Elizabeth Branch.
Oct 18th

Session met and was constituted by prayer. Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r. Elders P Elliott, S Cook, J Stevenson, Hugh Miller and J Elliott.

The following members were received, vis

On certificate: Lavinia Orr, Samuel Chambers and Hamilton Scott.

On examination: Sarah Ann McFarland, Mrs Syms and Nancy R Chambers.

Ajdourned. Concluded with prayer.

Oct 16th – Mrs St??, an adult, was baptized.
Oct 17th - The following infants were baptized, vis William, son of ?? ??, Nelson B, son of Abel Cook; Clarissa, daughter of Thadeus Dodd; Simantha, daughter of H Graham, and George H, son of J H Pierson, and Sarah S, daughter of Wm Brown.
Oct 17th - Elizabeth Reese and Narcissa Burrell were dismissed.

Marshall, son of Rev John Blaney was baptized Nov’r 8th.

Nov 9th – T?? Blaney was dismissed.

At the meeting of the Session Nov 18th, 1842 - H Hervey, Mod’r, P Elliott, S Cook and J Elliott, Elders being present, the Moderator present the request of E Bebout for a copy of the minutes in his case. This request they refused to grant inasmuch as it is now more than two years since his case was issued, and therefore beyond the time contemplated by the Book of Discipline for granting such requests.

At the same meeting, John Pitney was dismissed. Session adjourned.

Nov 27, 1842 – Simeon Brown, Wm McFarland and George McWilliams were ordained as ruling elders, and installed in this church. Also, Uriah Reese and John Boyd were ordained and installed as deacons.
1843
Jan 27, 1843 – Mary Miller was dismissed.
Feb 8, 1843 – Session met and was constituted by prayer.

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r, P Elliott, S Cook, H Miller, J Elliott, Wm McFarland, S Brown and Geo McWilliams.

A paper was presented by the Mod’r, containing a charge of unchristian conduct in several notifications by David Moore against James Elliott. On inquiry it was ascertained that private means had not been used by the prosecutor with the accused, and the Session returned the paper to the accuser. Afterwards the whole matteer was freely conversed by the parties before the members of Session; when it appeared that there were misunderstandings between them; and certain admissions being made by them, Mr Moore professed to e reconciled with him, and they agreed to walk together as brethren.

Andrew Vance, a baptized member of the church, being examined was received into the full communion of the church; Chas Martin and Margaret on certificate.

Session adjourned. Concluded with prayer. H Hervey, Mod’r.

Feb 13 – Mary K, daughter of J H Brown, Samuel P, son of James Elliott, Thomas J, son of Matthew McKibbon, and Willis Hervey, son of James Ferguson were baptized.
Feb 19 – Phebe S, Thomas W, Emily S and Simon A, children of John Chambers were baptized.

Dinah ?? was dismissed.

May 2, 1843

Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r, Elders present; P Elliott, S Cook, W Stevenson, H Miller, J Elliott, S Brown, Wm McFarland and G McWilliams.

The following members were examined and received as members into the full communion of the church, vis James Ferguson, Charity Gaston, Elizabeth Kerr, Thomas Kincaid, Eunice Kincaid, Ofillia Syms, Nancy Elliott, Margaret Lyons, Mary A Elliott, William McWilliams, Mary McWilliams, John Kline, Reuben Elliott, Zebulon McFadden, Washington Elliott, Isaac Kline, George Elliott, Ephriam Brwon, Clarissa McWilliams, William McWilliams, Stephen Carmichael, Joseph Brown, Sara R Brown, Anna Pollock, Thadeus Cook, Mary J Pollock, Thadeus Morton, Sarag Mortin and Phebe McWilliams.

On certificate: Harriet Burton and Ellen McKee.

The following resolution was adopted. Whereas Enoch Bebout in Oct, 1840, for an offense of which he was judged guilty by the Session of this church, and for which it was decided that he should receive the censure of admonition; and whereas he refused to submit to this censure, and has been under a suspension from the privileges of the church; and whereas he continues by written communication, to manifest contempt for the authority of Jesus Christ as vested in this court of His church; therefore resolved, that this session on the first Saturday of June next, if no good reasons shall then appear to the contrary, will proceed to the final sentence of his excommunication; and the he be furnished with a notice of this decision; and James Elliott was appointed to notify him.

The following minutes were also adopted. Whereas John Gregg has been absent two years without certificate or applying for the same; and whereas this Session have been credibly informed that he has ceased to live with his wife and children and is in ??? the part of husband and father, and whereas a charge ?? upon our ?? arises the time he left; therefore resolved that he be and he hereby is suspended from the privileges of the church.

Session adjourned. Concluded with prayer. H Hervey, Mod’r – Clk.

May 17 – Chas, Martha, Mary McWilliams, Zebulon McFadden and Ohpelia Syms, adults, were baptized.
May 8 – The following children were baptized, viz

Abr’m, son of S B Dodd, Se??, David, Wm B, children of Wallace McWilliams, Uphremia, daughter of John Elliott, Ann D and Sarah L, daughters of William Williams, William and Bollin, sons of Andrew Vance, Sarah, daughter of John ??, David B, son of K B Kline, Robert R, son of William Syms, and Magalina, daughter of ?? ??.

June 3, 1843

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r. J Stevenson, P Elliott, S Brown, J Elliott, H Miller, Wm McFarland, S Cook, and Geo. Mcwilliams. Constituted with prayer.

E Bebout being present according to the notice given to him. After hearing his statements, and after having frequently labored to convince him of his duty without effect, it was resolved that he should be, and he hereby is excommunicated from the church, for the reasons assigned on May 2, 1843.

Session adjourned. Concluded with prayer. H Hervey, Mod’r & Clerk.

July 22, 1843 - ?? Thine(?) was dismissed.
Aug 8 – Sarah Jagens(?) was dismissed.

Miss Jane J Walker having grievance against Isabella B Parks for circulating a report in reference to her, that she had been once married, the parties conferred upon the subject privately and without process, and adjusted the ??, Miss Parks making the following confession, vis hat the report originated through ?? in part between a certain stranger and David B Parks and family, and which had reference to another person; and that she, I B Parks, had mentioned in company that she had heard this stranger say in a jesting manner: that she did this in a though lame way, without any ill-will towards Miss Walker, or deign to injure her reputation, or believing it herself. And whatever injury it had done to her feelings or character, she is sorry for it, and will endeavor to be more guarded in future.

Sept 4, 1843

Session met and was constituted with prayer. Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r. Elders S Cook, J Elliott, Geo McWilliams, H Miller, J Stevenson, S Brown, P Elliott, and Wm McFarland.

The following persons were examined and received, viz

Robert Syms Joseph McFadden Sarah Spencer

Scott Miller Ann Miller Mary J Miller

On certificate:

Mrs C Renfrew Levi Mercer Sarah Mercer

Simeon Mercer

Adjourned. Concluded with prayer.

Sept 10 – Joseph McFadden and Hannan McFadden, adults, were baptized.
Sept 11 – Thos M, son of Thos Stockton, Mary T Hervey, Sarah J and Harriet K, children of Fanny Floyd, Rhei, daughter of Sarah Moore, and John, James, Margery, Thos D and Robert, children of Thos Morten, also Wm W and James H, sons of Joseph Brown (were baptized).

James Elliott was appointed to attend the meeting of Presb’s; Wm McFarland to attend the meeting of Synod.

Sept 26 – Alexander Scott was dismissed.
Oct 11 – Philemon, Rebecca and Anne Pierson were dismissed.
Oct 22 – Alexander Chambers, Thomas and Eunice Kincaid were dismissed.
1844
Jan 16 – Sarah Elliott was dismissed.
Jan 17 – Joseph, David, Thomas, Samuel, Mariah and Calvin S, children of Thomas Huston were baptized.
Jan 20, 1844 – Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r, Elders present, P Elliott, S Cook, J Elliott, H Miller, S Brown, Wm McFarland, G McWilliams, and J Stevenson.

James N Mills, Catherine Huston and J Milligan were examined and received into the full communion of the privileges of the church. Elizabeth Larue and Mary Pierson were received on certificate.

Session adjourned. Concluded with prayer.

Jan 28 – Catherine Huston, an adult, was baptized.
Jan 29 – Laura, daughter of J M McFarland, Samuel N, son of J E Pollock, and Mary S, daughter of John Hamm were baptized.
Jan 29 - Mary Giffin was dismissed.
Feb 15 – Thomas Parks and Jane, his wife, and Jane Stewart were dismissed.
March 9 – Joseph Matthews and Elizabeth his wife were dismissed.

?? 16 – Session met and was constituted with prayer.

The committee appointed at a previous meeting to wait upon Michael Kline, a member and deacon of the church, and converse with him on certain matters about which ?? ?? charged him with deficiency of Christian conduct, reported. Mr Kline also being present was heard at length in statements in reference to his case, admitting that he had neglected to discharge the duties of his office of Deacon, mostly for the past year; that he had neglected the public means of grace in this church to a great extent for several months past, and the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper; also, that he had not discharged his duty as a Christian parent, in omitting family prayer and instruction, and assigned as reasons family difficulties; and as things were, would not promise amendment, but hoped for a change for the better.

Session after hearing his case and considering it resolved that the further application of it should be deferred until the next meeting of Session.

Session adjourned. Concluded with prayer.

May 3, 1844 – Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members present, H Hervey, Mod’r, Elders present, P Elliott , S Cook, H Miller, S Brown, J Elliott, Wm McFarland and George McWilliams.

Michael Kline having been invited was present. The above minutes were read to him, and admitted by him to be correct. Being asked whether things still were as there stated, he replied that they were substantially. Being asked whether he could now promise amendment, he said he could not, as circumstances were in his family. Whereupon Session, after maturely considering the case, decided that he was guilty of neglecting ?? duties as a member and officer of the church, and that the reasons which he assigned were insufficient; and not promising amendment, that he was properly subject to the discipline of the church, and that he should be, and that he hereby is, suspended from the privileges of a member of the church, and from the exercising of the duties of the office of a Deason, until he give satisfactory evidence of repentance.

Emily McFarland and Rebecca Wilson being examined were received into the full communion of the church, and also Mary J Sims on certificate.

Session adjourned. Concluded with prayer.

May 8 – Rebecca Wilson, an adult, was baptized.

Mary H, daughter of Wallace McWilliams, Samuel P, son of James Chambers, Joseph N, son of Matthew McKibbon, Howard, son of William Ward, Milton W, son of Hugh Miller, Patrick M, son of David Elliott, and John, son of A Byers, were baptized.

Aug 12 – Ira Kline was dismissed.
List of Members of Martinsburg Church
List of Members of Martinsburg Church

Alexander Scott

Elisabeth Chambers

Isabell Parks

Wm H Parks

Catherine Pierson dis

Sara Pierson dis

Mary Futhey

Smith Sturges dis

Gilbert W. Hari now a preacher, 1841

Simon Mercer

John Bolaney now a preacher, 1841

Jane M Nair dis

Reese S Rambo dis dead

Sarah Kerr

Abraham Pispenit(?) dis

Jane McFarland dis

John McFarland dis

Nancy Dodd

Hannah Boggs dis

John Gregg ab

John Gregg dis

James Elliott

Ann Vance dis

Elizabeth Chambers

Jane Williams

M M Davis

Michael Cline & Wife

Susan Chandler dis

Margaret Engleman

Narcissa Burrell dis

Margaret Faris dis

Thomas Ward dis

Narod (?) S. Wirrick – Joined the Methodist after removal from us

Catherine Reese

Reuben Frerett dia

Nancy Rogers

Joseph Mathers dis

Eliza Mathers dis

Robert Elliott dis

Eliza Elliott dis

John McCullough

David Elliott

Mary Byers

Prispah Brown

Nancy Brown

Eliiza Mercer

Thomas Walker

Eliz. Walker

James Walker

Joseph Axtel dis

John Lindsey

Rachel Lindsey

Nancy Dixon died 1838

James Dixon

Jan Dixon

Moses Wade ub

Lewis Dyer dis

Martha Francis dis

Martha Arbuckle

Rufus Axtel

Jane Kincaid dis

From the winter of 1834-35

Eliza Irwin

Stephe B. Dodd

Joseph Irwin did

Samuel McGaugy(?) dis

Lucian McGaugy(?) dis

Thos. Stockton

Sarah Stockton

Sarah A Porterfield

Rebecca Byers

Robert S Cunningham dis

Joseph Chambers

James Chambers

Jane Chambers

Nathan Pieris

Margaret Peiris

Thos. Pierie

Margaret Peiris

John Bell

Margaret Bell

Mary McKibbon deceased

Nancy McKibbon dis

Jane McKibbon dis

Moses McWilliams

Mary McWilliams

Thomson Mills dis

Sarah Mills dis

Remannah Mills dis dead

John Mills dis

Mrs. Vance

John Elder deceased

Matthew McKibbon

Jane McKibbon

Margaret Elder dis

Abigail Harrison dis

Rhoda Grigg dis

John Giffin

James Elliott deceased

John Allen dis

John Lafever dis

Mary Lafever dis

Eliza Burke joined the Methodists

James Pollock

Rachel Pollock

Jane Pollock

Mrs McVay dead

Phil’n Pierson dis

Rachel Pierson dis

J C Johnston died

Mary McLain

Sarah Ann McLain dis

Mrs Hart(?) dis

Eliza D Johnston dis

Wm Johnston

H W Dunbar dis

Julia Hervey

Elizabeth Huston

Mrs Huston dec

Rachel Ann Huston dis

John Pitney dis

W. McWilliams dead

Mary McWilliams

J H Douglass dis

Mary Tootle dis

James Elliott

Nancy Elliott

Eliz. Byers

Nancy Sloan

Jane McWilliams

Ebenezer Brown dis

Mary Brown dis

Sarah Brown dis

Anna Brown dis

Stephen Brown dis

Simeon Brown dis now a preacher

Lydia Brown dis

Kinsman Laughery

Catherine Laughery

Catherina McCartney ab

Joseph Rogers dead

Rebecca Rogers ab

Thos. Rogers dis

Jane Trotter dis

The following is a catalogue (sic) of church members of the Church of Martinsbugh, made in the winter of 1834-35.

David Moore

William Shannon

Margaret Shannon

James Pitney dis

Rachel Pitney dead

John Blair

Rachel Blair

Simeon Brown

Elisabeth Brown

Mary Brown

James H Brown

Aaron Brown ab

John Ward deceased

Elizabeth Ward

Israel Ward

Wm Ward

Marry Mills dis

John Coe dis

Isabel Coe dis

Thadeus Dodd

Mary A Dodd dis

Sally Dodd

Thos. Huston

Abigail Huston

Elizabeth Larison (?)

Jane Bell deceased

Ann Huston

Sarah Merit Dec

Thomas Brown dis

Deborah Brown dis

Ann Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson

Patrick Elliott

Catherine Elliott

Wm P Pierson dis

Philemon Pierson

Rebecca Pierson

Mary Pierson

James B Cook

Linkon Axtel

Sarah Axtel

John Boyd

Hannah Boyd

James Pollock

Mary Pollock

Wm McFarland

Anna McFarland

John Milton McFarland

Aaron Davis

Rebecca Davis

M M Davis dis

Electa Davis dead

Aaron Lyon

Rachel Lyon

Mary Ackley dis

Elis. Lahart dis

Mary Pierson dis

Steven Cook

Sussanah Cook

Sarah Cook

Phebe Cook

David Harrison

Mary Harrison

Sarah Adams

Jno. Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson

George Stevenson dead

Catharine Stevenson

George Stevenson

Sarah Stevenson

George Stevenson

Hannah Stevenson

Jane Stevenson

Samuel C Porterfield

Eliza Porterfieled

Levi Mercer

Sarah Mercer

Isabel Pierson

Eliza McDonald

A V D Pierson dis

Phebe Pierson dis

Robert Huston dis

Ann Huston dis

Aaron Brown dead

Isabel Brown

Ab’m Day

Jane Day

Deborah Day dec’d

Joseph Kincaid \

Isabel Kincaid / joined the ??

Jane Forbes

John Arbuckle dis

Eliz. Arbuckle dis

James Arbuckle

David Parks

Martha Parks

Catherine Parks dis

Robert Huston dead

Isabel Huston

Arthur Irwin dead

Ann Irwin dead

Martha Irwin dis

Mary Vance

Catherine Vance

Martha Gaston

Mary Boggs

Sarah Hays

Eliz. Mills dis

John Bird sus

Jude Bird joined Meth

Jane Cook

Hugh Elliott

Rachel Elliott

Rachel Mills dead

John Elliott

David Elliott

James Elliott

Charles Elliott

Ann Elliott joined Methodists after removal

Jane Elliott

Sarah Parks joined the Disciples

Charles Elliott

Phebe Elliott

Mercer McFadden

Jane Elliott

Ruth Boyd

Jane Boyd

Hugh Miller

Jane Miller

Andrew Elliott dis

Mary Jolley dis

Jane Bebout

Lydia Dodgeen

John Ardley dead

Ann Smiley

Sarah Smiley dead

Eliz. Smiley

Jane Smiley

George R Boggs dis

Eliz. Boggs dis

Phebe McLain

Robert Graham

Martha Graham

Mirian Clark dis

Henry Graham & wife dead

James H Pierson

Caroline Pierson

Mariah Coe

Jane Bostwick

Mary Litzenburg dis

Nancy Marlen

Abel Cook

Phebe Cook

Mrs. Beam

Isabella Reese

Uriah Reese

Andrew Byers

John Pollock dis

Charity Pollock dis

Benoni Azxtel joined the Cumberlords

John Axtel dead

Sarah Axtel

Harriet McCreary(?)

Susand Murcock dis

Rhoda Brown dis

John McWilliams

Lydia McWilliams

Jeremiah Brown

Marget Brown

Moses M Brown

Abner Brown dis

Ziba Leonard

Mrs. Ferguson

Sarah Jagmes(?)

Robert Dillon

Elis. Dillon

Wesley Spratt sud

Jemina Spratt dec

Sylvia Wyant dis

Abigail Beckwith

Eliz. Dennis dis

James Vance dec

Eliz. Vance dis

Mary J Vance `

James Charborn

Thos. Dillon dis

Hannah Dillon

Enoch Bebout

Eliza Bebout

Fanny Floyd

John McLain

Daniel Pierson dis

Ann Pierson dis

Samuel Pollock dis

Cornelia Pollock dis

Stephen Giffin dis

Mrs. Giffin

Margaret Giffin

Nancy Giffin

James Giffin dead

Mrs. Giffin

Mary Giffin

Nancy Giffin

John Rogers dis

Elizabeth Rogers dis

Ann Sinkey

Ann Sinkey

Jane Sinkey

Rebecca Sinkey dis

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MARRIAGES
MARRIAGES

1830

10/26 JOHN WILSON AND ELIZABETH DUFFIELD

1831

2/1 JAMES FORSYTH AND ELIZABETH HARRISON

3/24 ALFRED HAMBLIN AND ROSANNAH MILLS

4/7 KINAMAN LAUGHERY AND CATHERINE D HART

7/9 ABRAHAM CARMICHAEL AND CATHERINE McCLAIN

9/8 THOMAS MORTON AND SARAH DILLON

10/6 JOHN LOVE AND MARY WHITE

11/1 THOMAS BROWN AND DEBORAH HUSTON

11/2 DAVID S HOLLISTER AND MARY ANN WILSON

11/3 SAMUEL C PORTERFIELD AND ELIZA MARUQES

11/9 JOHN CRITCHFIELD AND PEGGY MARSHAL

11/14 JONAH CONNARD AND SARA BOWMAN

12/13 JOSEPH ROGERS AND REBECCA DIXON

1832

1/5 JAMES B CAREY AND JANE ROGERS

1/14 JAMES H PIERSON AND CAROLINE WADE

3/20 HENRY GRAHAOM AND PIETY LARUE

7/4 WM McWILLIAMS AND CLARISSA McFARLAND

8/28 JESS D ARVEN(?) AND AGNES ROBERTSON

10/25 JOHN BOYD AND SARAH COOK

11/26 JAMES ROBERTSON AND ELIZA McCUNE

1833

2/28 ROBERT ELLIOTT AND ELIZA WARD

3/17 HUGH McDOWELL AND NANCY McDOWELL

3/26 GEORGE McWILLIAMS AND SARAH MURDOCK

3/26 DAVID HUSTON AND ANN HUSTON

4/23 ANTHONY MILLER HARRIS AND ELENOR REESE(?)

9/5 JOSEPH JOHN AND HANNAH CLARK

9/5 WILLIAM H MEADE AND REECCA COOK

10/5 JOHN ROGERS AND ELIZABETH McCLAIN

10/31 WILLIAM BROWN AND RHODA McCLAIN

11/6 WM P PIERSON AND NANCY KIRKPATRICK

11/21 JOHN McCLAIN AND MARY STEVENSON

12/10 JAMES POLLOCK AND RACHEL IRWIN

12/12 WILLIAM BROWN AND SARAH PLATT

12/17 J D JOHNSTON AND ELIZA D MOORE

1834

1/21 JOHN D BURK AND ELIZA ARBUCKLE

2/25 ROBERT D MITCHEL AND LAVINA WARTHAM(?)

4/5 WM BARRYHILL AND HARRIET BELTZELL

5/15 ISAAC H DOUGLASS AND MARGERY McCUNE

6/19 SAMUEL KINE(?) AND ELIZA BELT

8/14 MATTHEW PEARS AND MARGARET SMILEY

10/23 WALLACE McWILLIAMS AND MARY BOGS

11/20 JOHN BOGS AND CATHERINE ANN STEVENSON

12/23 JOHN LAFEVER AND MARY ARBUCKLE

1835

1/23 AB’M DENNIS AND ELIZABETH CARMICAEL

1/20 PHILETUS ACKLEY AND MARGARET STEVENSON

4/2 ISAAC SCHOOLER AND SARAH DENHART(?)

6/16 CHARLES McCLAIN AND RUTH BERRYHILL

6/16 WILLIAM PRICE AND MARY ANN BERRYHILL

6/16 ELIAS MATTOX AND ANN STEVENSON

11/12 JAMES ARBUCKLE AND AGNES GIFFIN

1836

2/- ROBERT S CUNNINGHAM AND MARY ANN DODD

3/1 JONATHAN BATESON AND ELIZA McCLELLAND

3/1 JOHN ALLEN AND MARTHA McKIBBON

3/2 NICOLAS McCLELLAND AND ELIZABETH HUSTON

3/28 JOHN BELL AND MARY BROWN

9/2 WM M PUCHEY(?) AND MARTHA COOK

9/23 MR HARPER AND MISS BUDD

9/29 STEPHEN BROWN AND NANCY BOYD

10/6 HUGH LEE AND MARTHA IRWIN

11/10 I BROCAW AND JANE McKIBBON

11/22 WILLIAM WARD AND ABIGAIL HUSTON

11/29 JAMES BH BROWN AND REISPAH(?) WARD

1837

2/7 ROBERT HUSTON AND ABIGAIL EASTMAN

2/9 WILLIAM FRANCIS AND SARAH STEVENSON

5/4 THOMAS PERIS AND JANE SMILEY

8/10 OWEN EASTMAN AND RACHEL ANN HUSTON

8/29 ROBERT BARNES AND ELIZABETH HAVER

8/29 EDMUND R WELSH AND SARAH ANN McCLAIN

9/26 JAMES JUFTY AND PAMELA McCLAIN

10/20 ABRAM HARRISON AND MISS KINCAID

12/27 THOMAS McKIBBON AND SYNTHIA HARE

1838

1/4 CORNELIUS LEVEN(?) AND MRS. ELIZABETH WARD

1/18 JOHN CLARK AND HANNAH REAGH

9/20 THOS. H. MARRIOTT AND DRUSILLA McCLELLAND

11/22 DAVID TAYLOR AND SARAH CULP

1839

2/14 JESSE BELL AND ELIZABETH BROKER

2/28 ISAAC L DAVIS AND JANE BELT

3/7 DAVID B CLUTTER AND LAVINA CLINE

3/14 WILLIAM McCREARY AND ABIGAIL BECKWITH

3/25 HEROD WERECK(?) AND ANN ELLIOTT

3/25 EDWARD JOHNSTON AND ANN McCLAIN

4/4 WILLIAM KIRP AJND MARTHA ARBICKLE

9/12 ABRAHAM D LARISON AND MARY JOHNSTON

10/10 JACKSON CLUTTER AND SARAH MARLON

10/31 REV J FLEMING AND CATHERINE PARKS

12/5 ANDREW MAVIS AND MARY HUSTON

12/12 JAMES ELLIOTT AND SARAH ANN PORTERFIELD

1840

3/5 SAMUEL B CLINE AND MARY ANN McWILLIAMS

3/15 SAMUEL McDOWEL AND MARGARET SHANNON

4/9 THOOMAS LARRISON AND MATILDA CRAIG

6/24 ABRAHAM SCOTT AND HANNAH DENNY

7/24 ISAIAH BOYLES AND ELIZABETH FUTHEY

7/28 DAVID STEWART AND JANE CHAMBERS

9/1 SAMUEL McCREARY AND ALIZA ANN WITT

9/2 MATTHEW MITCHEL AND JANE STEVENSON

10/3 JOHN B BLANEY AND TAMAR ELLIOTT

10/23 JOSEPH B BROWN AND SARAH R MARRIOTT

11/18 JOHN HANNA AND ELIZABETH MERCER

11/22 WM DOAKE AND NANCY McKIBBON

1841

1/- LEWIS BEBOUT AND ELIZABETH CHAMBERS

4/23 EPHRAIM I BROWN AND MARIAH STURGEON

5/27 JAMES MOORE AND SARAH DODD

6/22 JOHN DEAVY AND MARY ANN GRAIBEL

7/16 JAMES FERGUSON AND JANE POLLOCK

8/26 IRA KLINE AND MINERVA COOK

9/7 STEPHEN B DODD AND SARAH ANN SINKEY

9/9 WILLIAM McWILLIAMS AND INCY ANN NOTHRINGER(?)

11/11 JOSEPH CHAMBERS AND NANCY BROWN

12/23 HENRY ROBINSON AND CAROLINE R WILSON

1842

2/6 WILLIAM HENDERSON AND RACHEL KERR

6/29 TEDDYN LUSE AND SARAH ANN MILLS

11/1 REV ALLEN C MILLER AND MARY PIERSON

11/22 SAMUEL BURKHOLDER AND MARGARET VANCE

1843

2/4 ZIBA LEONARD AND REBECCA McCANDLESS

3/7 JOSEPH ANDREWS AND DINAH ELLIOTT

4/7 THOMAS KINCAID AND EUNICE ELLIOTT

5/11 MICHAEL KLINE AND NANCY MORGAN

9/7 W H PARKS AND HANNAH DILLON

10/18 J W MILLS AND CHILIA(?) SYMS

12/21 WM COOK AND SARAH G BROWN

1844

1/11 ROBERT SIMS AND MARY JANE VANCE

9/11 CHARLES ELLIOTT AND ADELINE BURTON

10/15 WILLIAM M’Oc. DUNCAN AND HARRIETT ROGERS

10/- HENRY McCLAIN AND MISS SMITH

SAMUEL PORTERFIELD AND ---

10/18 JOHN S BOYD AND PHEBE McWILLIAMS

1847

4/22 HUGH McWILLIAMS AND MARY DENNY

6/10 JAMES H MOORE AND WLIZA H MOORE

6/- J McFARLAND AND MARIA BURTON

10/21 STEPHEN HUSTON AND MARTHA MAPLE

12/20 DAVID MERCER AND MELINDA COOK

12/30 SIMEON BROWN AND MARGARET HARRIMAN

1848

2/10 H GASTON AND ISABELL PARKS

2/28 GEORGE HILDIBRAND AND ELENOR JACOBS

5/16 EPHRIAM G PERRY AND RACHEL J GASTON

7/19 ALEXANDER SCOTT AND SARAH BROWN

9/15 JOSEPH CHAMBERS AND SARAHBELLA WALKER

9/17 CHARLES R McWILLIAMS AND ANN SIMS

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JOHN DANSON JULIA ANN AXTELL dis

JAMES FERGUSON dis BENJAMIN MITHCEL dis HANNAH MITHCELL dis

HUGH W GUTHERY dis PHEBE SKINNER dis HANNAH MITHCELL dis

CATHERINE READER dis LYDIA MOORE MARY A DAWSON dis

PHEBE DAWSON dis ROBERT DAWSON dis MRS DENNY

ANN SIMS dis JOHN ARBUCKLE dead ELIZABETH ARBUCKLE

WM WALKER dis JOHN POTTER CLARISSA COOK

NANCY ROGERS MELISSA LEONARD SARAH BELLE WALKER dis

NANCY MERCER MARY J TINDLE JOINED BAP SARAH J ANDERSON dis

ISABELLA FERGUSON dis CAROLINE BURTON dis ELIZABETHE LYON

AMANDA LYON WILLIAM REESE DEAD STEPHEN HUSTON

SIMEON BROWN JANE PIERS HENRY MARTIN dis

MARTHA J McWILLIAMS MIRIAM POLLOCK MARGARET J HENRY

DENETH RODMAN WESLEY F RODMAN WM B TIDBALL dis

ELIZA A GRAHAM dis ISABELLA LYON dis RHODA A BROWN

WM COOK dis EMELINE COOK dis JOSEPH S MOORE

DAVID MERCER JOHN P GRAY ELIZA GRAY

THOMAS KINCAID dis MARY ANN KINCAID EUNICE KINCAID dis

ISAAC KLINE ISABELLA LONGWELL dis BENJAMIN LONGWELL dis

ISABELL SPENSOR dis MARY J BARNES dead THOS BROWN dis

LEBOMAH BROWN dis FRANCIS M BROWN CATHERINE J GRAHAM dis

HENRY ELLIOTT dis SAMUEL BROWN JOHN H REIGHLEY dis

JOSIAH S CELMORY dis MARGARET ROGERS dis EMILY McFARLAND dis

MARY JANE SIMS dis REBECCA WILSON dis J MILLIGAN dis

ISAAC N MILLS dis MARTHA A MILLS

ELIZABETHE LARUE JOHN WARD MARY PIERSON

MRS C REVFREW dis SARAH SPENSER dis LEVI MERCER

SARAH MERCER SIMEION MERCER HARRIET BURTON dis

THOS MORTON dead SARAH MORTON JOHN MORTON

JAMES MORTON MARGERY MORTON THOS MORTON

STEPHEN CARMICHAEL EPHRIAM BROWN dis JOHN LKINE dis

MINERVA KLINE dis MRS SYMS JAMES SYMS

OPHILIA SYMS dis ROBERT SYMS dis

WALLEE McWILLIAMS dis MARY McWILLIAMS LORENE McWILLIAMS

DAVID McWILLIAMS WM B McWILLIAMS MARY G McWILLIAMS

WM McWILLIAMS CLARISSA McWILLIAMS

ANN C McWILLIAMS SARAH McWILLIAMS JOSEPH BROWN

SARAH BROWN THOS? KINCAID dis EURNICE KINCAID dis

MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF MARTINSBURG 1845
MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF MARTINSBURG APRIL, 1845

ON FULL COMMUNION BAPTIZED

AARON LYON RACHEL, AMANDA, ELIZABETH L, MARTHA

SARAH JAGIRES (?) dis

PHEBE McCLAIN dis ABIJA, HENRY MARY, CASSA

JAMES FORBES dead

ISABELL PIERSON

ELIZABETH McDONALD deceased

AARON BROWN

WM JOHNSTON dis

MARY FUTHEY dis WM H, JANE, MARTHA, ANN

ZEBULON McFADDEN

JOSEPH McFADDEN dis

MERCER McFADDEN dis

HANNAH McFADDEN dis

LYDIA DIDGEON

JOHN BLAIR

RACHEL BLAIR

THOS McKEE

ELLEN McKEE dis

HUGH MILLER, ELDER SCOTT MILLER P- ANN MILLER P-

JANE MILLER ELIZABETH MILLER dead JAN MILLER P-

SCOTT MILLER MILTON MILLER CAROLINE MILLER

ANN MILLER S H MILLER JULIA H MILLER

MARY JANE MILLER

JOHN BOYD J S BOYD ISABELL BOYD

HANNAH BOYD ANN BOYD

ANDREW BYERS dis JOHN BYERS NANCY BYERS

NATHAN PERIS dis MARGARET PERIS dis MARGARET PERIS DIS

JAMES R POLLOCK CLARISSA POLLOCK MIRIAM POLLOCK

MARY POLLOCK JAMES R POLLOCK ROBERT L POLLOCK

MARY J POLLOCK dis ABNER B POLLOCK SAMUEL N POLLOCK

JEMIMA SPRATT dis

MIRIAM POLLOCK

THOMAS WALLACE dead

MARTHA WALLACE dis

JAMES ARBUCKLE HARRIETT ARBUCKLE NANCY ARBUCKLE

JEREMIAH BROWN MARGARET BROWN MARY BROWN

SARAH BROWN dis

JOHN McWILLIAMS DEACON

LYDIA McWILLIAMS

PHEBE McWILLIAMS dis WILLIAM McWILLIAMS HUGH McWILLIAMS

PHEBE McWILLIAMS SARAH A McWILLIAMS JOHN McWILLIAMS

GEORGE McWILLIAMS CHARLES McWILLIAMS

JAMES ELLIOTT, ELDER dis NANCY ELLIOTT dead H ELLIOTT

H H ELLIOTT CHAS ELLIOTT

HAMILTON SCOTT dis

HOSEA McWILLIAMS dis MARY McWILLIAMS dis M W McWILLIAMS widow

JANE McWILLIAMS MARY McWILLIAMS PHEBE McWILLIAMS

HENRY McWILLIAMS PHEBE McWILLIAMS NANCY McWILLIAMS

LYDIA McWILLIAMS WM McWILLIAMS ROBERT McWILLIAMS

ELLEN McWILLIAMS

KINAMAN LAUGHERY MINERVA LAUGHERY SUSAN LAUGHERY

CATHERINE LAUGHERY

JAMES DIXON dis JANE DIXON dis

GEORGE McWILLIAMS, ELDER JANE McWILLIAMS HUGH McWILLIAMS

MARTHA McWILLIAMS SUSAN McWILLIAMS ROLLIN McWILLIAMS

LAURA McWILLIAMS

MRS FERGUSON widow ISABELLA FERSUSON

WM WALKER dis WM WALKER JAMES WALKER

ELIZ WALKER dis SARAH B WALKER JANE WALKER dis

MARGARET ELDER, widow dis HOWARD ELDER

FANNY FLOYD MARY FLOYD T HERVEY FLOYD

SARAH D FLOYD HARRIET E FLOYD CHARLOTTE FLOYD

LAVINA ORR dis

JOHN BROWN dis MARY BROWN GLEANA (?) BROWN

SARAH BROWN dis MARTHA BROWN HARRIETT BROWN

SARAH A BROWN

DAVID P MOORE dis JAMES MOORE

SARAH MOORE dis ABEL MOORE

ABIGAIL McCREARY WILLIAM McCREARY JULIA McCREARY

MRS McCREARY, widow dead SARAH McCREARY MARY McCREARY

HARRIETT McCREARY

SARAH AXTELL widow WILLIAM AXTELL JOSEPH AXTELL

MARGARET AXTELL WLIZA AXTELL

RACHEL HENDERSON

ELIZABETH KERR JOHN KERR ELIZABETH KERR X

SARAH KERR JANE KERR HARRIET KERR

JAMES KERR JOHN KERR ESTHER J KERR

R A KERR

RUFUS AXTELL PREACHER ISRAEL WARD PREACHER JOSEPH BROWN dis

SILAS JOHNSTON dis

ALEX’R SCOTT dis

THOS WARD dis

CHARLES MARTIN dis X WM McWILLIAMS X WALLACE McWILLIAMS

DANIEL AXTELL dis SAMUEL AXTELL JAMES AXTELL

ELIZABETH AXTELL dis ELIZABETH AXTELL

JOHN H HANN KELSON HANN MARY S HANN

CATHERINE HANN

DAVID PARKS J S PARKS HOWARD PARKS

MARTHA PARKS HARRIET PARKS G M PARKS

WM H PARKS ISABELL PARKS

JOHN STEVENSON ELDER JOSIAH STEVENSON MARIAH STEVENSON

SARAH S STEVENSON CATHERINE STEVENSON dead

JANE STEVENSON SCOTT FUTHERY

GEORGE STEVENSON HANNA STEVENSON THOS STEVENSON

JAMES S STEVENSON MARTHA J STEVENSON WILLIAM STEVENSON

ELIZA STEVENSON GEORGE STEVENSON CAROLINE STEVENSON

JULIA S HERVEY MARGARET J HERVEY DWIGHT HERVEY

MARGARET J HERVEY MARY HERVEY HENRY M HERVEY

JOSEPH ROGERS dis

SARAH ADAMS JOHN ADAMS

NANCY ROGERS

STEPHEN COOK ELDER EMILY COOK SUSANNA COOK

PHEBE COOK NEWTON COOK

URIAH REESE DEACON CATHERINE REESE ELLEN J REESE

JANE REESE IRA KLINE MINERVA KLINE

ISABELLA REESE widow dead

PATTERSON REESE LIC. TO PREACH MAY 1845

CATHERINE REESE DID

SARAH COOK widow THADWUS COOK X CLARISSA COOK

JOAMES B COOK, DEACON MELINA COOK J HERVEY COOK

MARY COOK SAMUEL COOK

THADEUS COOK sus dead

DAVID ELLIOTT dis PARTIC M ELLIOTT

WM McFARLAND ELDER dis EMILY McFAFLAND ADDISON McFARLAND

ANNA McFARLAND SAMUEL McFARLAND MARY McFARLAND

LINCOLN AXTELL dead ELIZABETH AXTELL dead

REBECCA DAVIS MARY DAVIS LYDIA DAVIS

JAMES FERGUSON dis JANE FERGUSON dis

PHILEMON PIERSON dis REBECCA PIERSON dis ANN PIERSON dis

ALEX’R SCOTT dead

M M DAVIS RACHEL DAVIS

JAMES POLLOCK RACHEL POLLOCK

J MELLON McFARLAND dis LAURA McFARLAND SARAH McFARLAND dis

ROBERT DILLON HANNAH DILLON

JAMES H PIERSON dead FIRMIN PIERSON ELLEN PIERSON

CAROLINE PIERSON dead EDWIN PIERSON

GEORGE H FERGUSON dead JAMES FERGUSON LIC TO PREACH 4/1844

WILLIS HERVEY FERGUSON SARAH FERGUSON dis

ANNA POLLOCK ANN POLLOCK X

ANN SMILEY WIDOW dead ELIZABETH SMILEY

THOMAS PERIS dis JANE PERIS dis

MARIA COE JAMES CAMPBELL MARGARET J CAMPBELL

MARTHA COE MARIA COE ISABELL COE

DAVID A COE

MRS BASTTRIC (?) dead

ANN EWART dead

ANDREW VANCE JOSEPH M VANCE JAMES S VANCE

WILLIAM VANCE ROLLIN VANCE MARY J VANCE

ELIZABETH VANCE dead

PATRIC ELLIOTT ELDER SAMUEL ELLIOTT CATHERINE ELLIOTT

ELIZA ELLIOTT

ANN STEVENSON dead JOHN STEVENSON DAVID STEVENSON

WILLIAM STEVENSON ELLEN STEVENSON

MICHAEL KLINE dis ISAAC KLINE JAMES KLINE

PHEBE KLINE EUNICE KLINE HANNAH KLINE

MICHAEL KLINE dis ISAAC KLINE

DAVID HARRISON JAMES HARRISON WILLIAM HARRISON

MARY HARRISON JOHN HARRISON SAMUEL HARRISON

MARGARET LYON dis JAMES LYON X MARGARET LYON

SAMUEL B KLINE dis JOHN KLINE DAVID B KLINE

MARY A KLINE dis

HUGH BOYD dis JANE BOYD DISD

WM BREEDING dis

WM SYMS EZEKIAL SYMS JOHN SYMS

MRS. SYMS JOHNSTON SYMS WILLIAM SYMS

ROBERT R SYMS

JANE ELLIOTT WIDOW GEORGE ELLIOTT X NANCY ELLIOTT X

GEORGE ELLIOTT JOHN ELLIOTT NANCY ELLIOTT dis

JANE WILLIAMS WIDOW

ELIZABETH BYERS REBECCA BYERS

NANCY SLOANE

CHARLES ELLIOTT dis REUBEN ELLIOTT MARY A ELLIOTT

PHEBE ELLIOTT dis JAMES ELLIOTT JANE ELLIOTT

MARY A ELLIOTT dis LYDIA ELLIOTT

HUGH ELLIOTT dis EURNICE ELLIOTT WASHINGTON ELLIOTT

RACHEL ELLIOTT dis LYDIA ELLIOTT MARTHA ELLIOTT

DAVID ELLIOTT dis FRANKLIN ELLIOTT DEMOS ELLIOTT

DINA ELLIOTT dis CHARLES ELLIOTT dis WASHINGTON ELLIOTT

LYDIA ELLIOTT dis

JOHN ELLIOTT LIC TO PREACH 9/1843 PERRYRANDER ELLIOTT

SARAH ELLIOTT dis OLIVER ELLIOTT

MRS IRWIN dead

MARY VANCE MARTHA E VANCE ELIZA IRWIN dis

MARY BOGGS CATHERINE BOGGS

MARTHA GASTON CHARITY GASTON MARTHA GASTON

HAMILTON GASTON MARY GASTON WILSON GASTON

RACHEL GASTON dis CHARITY GASTON

SARAH ANN LUSC

SARAH HAYES dis

X NEWTON MILLS

WM SHANNON dead MARGARET SHANNON dead

ELIZABERTH ANDERSON WM ANDERSON REBECCA A ANDERSON

SLIZA A ANDERSON SAMUEL S ANDERSON BENJ F ANDERSON

JOHN ANDERSON

DAVID MOORE SAMUEL S MOORE LYDIA A MOORE

MARY J MOORE ELIZA H MOORE JAMES W MOORE

DAVID MOORE ELIZABETH A MOORE

ANN HUSTON

JAMES ELLIOTT CATHERINE ELLIOTT SARAH A ELLIOTT

THADEUS DODD RUEL DODD JOHN M DODD

NANCY DODD CLARISSA DODD LEVI R DODD

JAMES H BROWN ELIZABETH BROWN JOHN N BROWN

RISPAH BROWN

WILLIAM WARD ISREAL WARD ELIZABETH WARD

ABIGAIL WARD dead JOHN WARD HOWARD WARD

SIMEON BROWN SIMEON BROWN WILLIAM BROWN

SARAH BROWN dis JANE BROWN

DR ABRAHAM SCOTT

RUTH McCLAIN dis CHARLES McCLAIN

S C PORTERFIELD WILLIAM PORTERFIELD NANCY PORTERFIELD

ELIZA PORTERFIELD SAMUEL PORTERFIELD JAMES PORTERFIELD

ROBERT PORTERFIELD ELIZABETH PORTERFIELD GEORGE W PORTERFIELD

CATHERINE PORTERFIELD

ANN SINKEY SEN. ANN SINKEY JUN.

STEPHEN B DODD dis AB’M N DODD SARAH A DODD IDS

ELIZABETH LARISON (?)

JOSEPH MATTHEWS dis MARTIN L MATTHEWS dead ANN J MATTHEWS

ELIZA MATTHEWS dis

MRS McHARG(?) WIDOW dis

JOHN BELL ELIZA JANE BELL SARAH BELL

MARY BELL ROBERT BELL

JOHN McKIBBON dead MARGARET McKIBBON THOMAS McKIBBON

JOHN GIFFIN dead MARY GIFFIN dis JOHN GIFFIN

MARGARET GIFFIN SAMUEL GIFFIN MRS GIFFIN dead

ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM SARAH CUNNINGHAM ELIZA J CUNNINGHAM

MARGARET CUNNINGHAM

JAMES CHAMBERS MARGARET J CHAMBERS JOHN F CHAMBERS

NANCY CHAMBERS ELIZABETH A CHAMBERS SAMUEL P CHAMBERS

JANE STEWART dis

ELIZABETH BEBOUT

JAMES CHAMBERS

ALEXANDER CHAMBERS dis NANCY R CHAMBERS

JOHN CHAMBERS dead ELIZA J CHAMBERS JAMES CHAMBERS

JULIANN CHAMBERS PHEBE S CHAMBERS THOS W CHAMBERS

EMILY S CHAMBERS SAMAN (?) A CHAMBERS

SARAH FRANCIS dis

JOSEPH CHAMBERS NANCY CHAMBERS SAMUEL CHAMBERS

MARY J CHAMBERS ELISABETH CHAMBERS

JOHN McCLAIN ARTHUR MCCLAIN ANN MCCLAIN

MARY MCCLAIN dead MARGARET J MCCLAIN JOHN S MCCLAIN

SYNTHIA MCCLAIN

THOMAS STOCKTON RHEA STOCKTON SARAH STOCKTON

ROBERT STOCKTON

ROBERT MAXWELL dis JANE MAXWELL dead

MARTHA GRAHAM dis CATHERIN J GRAHAM dis CATHERINE J GRAHAM

JOHN GRAHAM GEORGE GRAHAM ELIZA ANN GRAHAM

THOMAS A GRAHAM EBENEZER GRAHAM ROBERT GRAHAM

ROBERT GRAHAM dis MARY J GRAHAM ANN GRAHAM

MARTHA GRAHAM dis JOHN A GRAHAM CAROLINE GRAHAM

HENRY GRAHAM

MATTHEW McKIBBON dis WILLIAM McKIBBON MARTHA J McKIBBON

JANE McKIBBON dis MARGARET McKIBBON JOHN McKIBBON

MATILDA McKIBBON JOHN McKIBBON THOMAS McKIBBON

JOSEPH M McKIBBON

MARGARET EAGLESON dis

ABRAHAM DA JACOB DAY BURRIS DAY

JANE DAY SARAH A DAY MALAN (?) DAY

CATHERINE DAY WASHINGTON DAY SYLVESTER DAY

THOS HUSTON dead JOHN HUSTON THOMAS HUSTON

CATHERINE HUSTON STEPHEN HUSTON SAMUEL HUSTON

ELIZABETH HUSTON MARIAH HUSTON

NANCY MARLON left JOSEPH H MARLON CALVIN MARLON

DAVID H MARLON

ABEL COOK WILLIAM COOK JANE COOK

PHEBE COOK SAMUEL COOK AMANDA COOK

SARAH COOK HARRIET COOK

ISABELL HUSTON JOHN HUSTON

ISABELL BROWN WIDOW CALVIN BROWN SAMUEL BROWN

SAMUEL BROWN WILLIAM H BROWN MARY A BROWN

ABNER BROWN JOHN H BROWN MARTHA J BROWN

ZIBA LEONARD MELVINA LEONARD AMOS LEONARD

REBECCA LEONARD

ENOCH REBOUT ELIZA REBOUT

DEATHS
DEATHS

MAY 1845 THOS WALLACE

JULY MRS McCREARY WIDOW

ALSO MRS (?) WIDOW

MARCH 1846 ISABELLA REESE

MAY CAROLINE PIERSON

(?) McC McKIBBON ANE (?)

DEC 24 ALEXANDER SCOTT

FEB 1846 JAMES MARTEN

APRIL 1849 (?) STEVENSON

 


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