Unionville Church Minutes, 1831-1833

Session Book of the Unionville Presby Church

Middletown Sept 22nd 1831
At a meeting of the Presbytery of Hudson held at Westown September 14. 1831 A minute was made of which the following is a true extract Viz. A petition signed by sixty nine members of the Church in Westown requesting to be set off from said Church that they may be organized into a Church at Unionville was presented before Presbytery by Mr. Joseph A Bonnell as a committee in behalf of the petitioners. Whereupon it was resolved that said petition be granted; and it is hereby granted; and that a committee of this Presbytery consisting of Messrs. Timbours, Cummins & Wood, be appointed to organize a church in Unionville according to the above request, , A true extract from the minutes of Presbytery at its session in Westown Sept. 14, 1831, Daniel L. Wood Stated Clerk

Unionville Sept 20th, 1831
The committee appointed by Presbytery to meet in Unionville and organize a Church in that place convened agreeable to previous arrangement. Present Rev.nd William Timbour, & Daniel L. Wood
Absent Rev.nd Charles Cummins D.D. The committee in connnexion with Rev.nd Christopher Corey proceeded to constitute said Church composed of the following persons Viz. Samuel Van Fleet, Richard Whitaker, Sarah Van Fleet, Jane Van Fleet, Hannah Pierson, James Van Fleet, Mary Van Fleet, Sarah Middaugh, Benny Middaugh, Caty Middaugh, Leonard Middaugh, Sarah Middaugh, Moses D. Rodgers, Mary Clark, Susan Whitaker, Deborah Smith, Samuel Y. Myers, Phebe M. Smith, Stephen G. Smith, Jacob Whitaker, Martha Whitaker, Julia Meyers, Daniel V. Myers, Hannah Meyers, William A Smith, Catharine Meyers, Isaiah Clark, Samuel Van Fleet Junior, Belinda Van Fleet, Jane V. Pierson, Elizabeth M. Pierson, Elizabeth Pierson, Joseph A. Bonnell, Joanna Bonnell, Timonthy Seidmore, Alfred Bullock, Hannah Bullock, Mary Austin, Theophilus H. Pierson, Elijah Middaugh, Nancy Watkins, Anna Seidmore, Elizabeth Himber, Caty Himber, Jane Shepherd, Eliza Lane Sepherd, Lewis Whitaker, Samuel Clark, John Whitaker, Phebe Whitaker, James Clark, Abraham Clark, Catharine Clark, Jane Miller, John C. Wisner, Sally Conyers, Frances D. Clark, Jane A. Clark, Harminda Smith, Joanna Smith, James W. Decay, Thomas Miller, Abigail Miller, Mary Carr, Lydia Fuller, Hannah Clark, Abrham Inoin, Mary Inoin, Jonathan Clark, Elijah Middaugh was not a member at the time of signing the petition (it was Presby mistake) but has since united with the Church. After which the following persons being duly nominated and chosen by the Church were ordained as ruling Elders Viz. Samuel Van Fleet, Moses D. Rodgers, Samuel Van Fleet Junr, Lewis Whitaker, and Alfred Bullock. Signed in behalf of the committee. Daniel L. Wood
The above is a true copy of the extract taken from the minutes of the Presbytery of Hudson along the organization of the Church at Unionville. Theron C De Paul Stated Clerk of U.C.

Unionville Nov 15 1831
Session met and was opened with prayers. Present Rev.d C. Corey Moderator Samuel Van Fleet, Samuel Van Fleet Junr, Lewis Whitaker, and Alfred Bullock Elders.
Absetn Moses D. Rogers, an elder. The following persons appeared before session Viz Elijah Middaugh and ??? his being duly examined on doctrinal and experimental religion they were sustained and received into the full communion of this Church also Sarah Meeker who had been previously examined by the session of Westown Church was received into full communion of this Church. Session was closed with prayer.

Unionville August 18 1832
Session met agreeable to previous appointment and was opened with prayer. As there was no regular ordained Minister present to preside as Moderator Mr. Samuel Van Fleet was chosen to preside on the occasion. Present Samuel Van Fleet, Samuel Van Fleet Jr., Moses D. Rodgers, Lewis Whitaker and Alfred Bullock Elders. Theron C. De Paul was chosen Stated Clerk of said session.
After having seriously considered the cause of the Judgments of God which are abroad in our land and the cold and barren hearts of this Church at the present period it was unanimously resolved that this church hold a day of fasting and prayer with the Church of Westown and that said day be the one which the session of said church shall appoint. Closed with Prayer. Theon C. De Paul Clark.

Unionville Dec 31, 1832
The session met agreeable to previous appointment and was opened with prayer. Present Samuel Van Fleet, Samuel Van Fleet Junr., Lewis Whitaker, Alfred Bullock, Moses D. Rodgers, Elders. Theron C. De Paul was chosen the standing moderator of said session. The following persons appeared before the session and were examined on doctrinal and experimental religion Viz Mrs. Anna Whitaker, Jepe V Moynes, James K. Shepherd, Lewis B. Smith, Levi Clark, James V. Clark, Jepe C. Van Fleet, James V. Smith, William Clark, Robert A. Clark, Sarah Mana Clark, Charity Jane Van Fleet, Talia Ann Clark, Deborah Eliza Shultz, Benjamin Van Fleet, Mary Montgomery, Cornelius Hougftalen, Di Ann Gorten, Leah Gorten. The above named persons were sustained in their examination and ???? propounded for admission in to this church. David K. Hawson an Elder from Westown being present was invited to sit as a corresponding member of session. Session adjourned to meet on Jan 1, 1833. Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Paul Mod.

Unionville Jan. 1 1833
Session met agreeable to adjournment and opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Paul Moderator and Samuel Van Fleet, Samuel Van Fleet Junr., Lewis Whitaker, Alfred Bullock, Moses D. Rodgers, Elders. David Christie as Elder from Westown being present was invited to sit as a corresponding member of session. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The following person appeared and were examined on doctrine and experimental religion Viz. Eliza Lane Kimber, Lavina Meynes, Harrison Meynes, Daniel C. Meynes, John Murphy, Arminda Meynes, Hiram Muller, The above named person were sustained in their examination and stand propounded for admission into this Church. Session adjourned to meet on Jan 2nd, 1833. Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Pew Moderator

Unionville Jan 2nd 1833
Session met agreeable to adjournment and opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Paul Mod. And Samuel Van Fleet Junr., Lewis Whitaker, Moses D. Rodgers, Afred Bullock, Elders. Samuel Van Fleet absent. Dr. William A. Newkirk an Elder from Westown being present was invited to sit as a corresponding member. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The following persons appeared before Session and were examined on doctrinal and experimental religion. Viz Lane Shepherd, Mary Meynes, Jonathan Shepherd, Abraham Shepherd, and Timothy Hinton. All the above named persons were sustained in their examination and stand propounded for admission into this Church. Session adjourned to meet on Jan. 8, 1833, Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Pew Moderator.

Unionville Jan. 8. 1833
Session met agreeable to adjournment and opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Pew Moderator. Samuel Van Fleet, Lewis Whitaker, Samuel Van Fleet Junr., Alfred Bullock, and Moses D. Rodgers, Elders. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The following persons appeared before Session and were examined on Doctrinal and experimental religion Viz. James De Witt Junr., Mary De Witt, Mary Hughtalen, Sarah Smith, All the above named persons were sustained in this examination and stand propounded for admission into this church. Session adjourned to meet on Jan 15, 1833, Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Pew, Moderator.

Unionville Jan 15, 1833
Session met agreeable to adjournment and opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Pew, M. Samuel Van Fleet Junr., Lewis Whitaker, Alfred Bullock, Moses D. Rodgers, Elders. Samuel Van Fleet Absent. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The following persons appeared before Session and were examined on Doctrinal and experimental religion Viz. Henry Montgomery, Julia Ett Jarvis, Hannah Jarvis, (All of these were colored friends) And were sustained in examination and stand propounded for admission into this church. Session adjourned to meet on Jan 22, 1833. Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Pew Mod.

Unionville Jan 22. 1833
Session met agreeable to adjournment and opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Pew Moderator, Samuel Van Fleet, Lewis Whitaker, Samuel Van Fleet Junr. Alfred Bullock, and Moses D. Rodgers, Elders. The minutes of the last meeting of Session were read and approved. The following persons appeared before session and were examined on Doctrinal and experimental religion Viz. Matilda Hasen , Abe Quinn, Salley Jane Middaugh, Malvina Meeker, Mary Elizabeth Austin, Maria Wilson. The above named persons were sustained in their examination and stand propounded for admission into this Church. Closed with prayer. Theron C. Depew. Moderator

Unionville, Jan. 26, 1833
Session met agreeable to previous appointment and opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Pew Moderator, Samuel Van Fleet, Lewis Whitaker, Samuel Van Fleet Junr. Alfred Bullock, and Moses D. Rodgers, Elders. The minutes of the last meeting of Session were read and approved. William Montgomery, Colored, appeared before session and was examined on Doctrinal and experimental religion and was sustained and stands propounded for admission into this Church. Also Mrs. Margaret Jane Quinn now Miller appeared before Session and presented a certificate from the Church at Westown and was received as a member of good and regular standing. Session adjourned to meet on Jan 27, 1833 Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Pew Moderator.

Unionville, Jan 27 1833
Session met agreeable to adjournment and opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Pew Moderator. The minutes f the last meeting of session were read and approved. Samuel Van Fleet, Samuel Van Fleet Junr., Moses D. Rodges, absent Alfred Bullock, and Lewis Whitaker. The following persons appeared before session and were examined on doctrinal and experimental religion Viz. Rebbekah Beers, and John A. Whitaker. The above named persons were sustained in their examination and stand propounded for admission into this Church. Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Pew, Moderator.

On January 27 1833 all those persons whose names are recorded from page ????? to page ?????? as having been sustained in their examination for admission into this Church were all received into the full communion of this Church upon a public profession of their faith Except Jonathan Shepherd, Jane Shepherd and Di Ann Gorton who were absent. Theron C. De Pew

Unionville Feb 20 1833
The Session met by a call of the Moderator. Present Theron C. De Depew Moderator Samuel Van Fleet Junr. Lewis Whitaker Alfred Bullock Elders. Absent Samuel Van Fleet, Moses D. Rodgers, Elders.

Thomas Miller was dismissed as a member from this Church by his own request and recommended as such to the society of the Methodist Episcopal Church near Greenville. Theron C. Depew Moderator.

Unionville June 1 1833
Session met at the call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer. Present T. C. De Pew Moderator Samuel Van Fleet Junr. Moses D Rodger and Lewis Whitaker, Elders. Absent Samuel Van Fleet and Alfred Bullock. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The interests of Christ’s Kingdom as connected with this Church was duly considered and the Session closed with prayer. T. C. De Pew Moderator.

Unionville June 2nd 1833
Di Ann Gartan was received into the full communion of this Church upon a public profession of her faith in Christ. T. C. De Pew Clerk

Unionville Sept 7 1833
Session met at the call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer. Present T. C. De Pew Moderator Samuel Van Fleet, Alfred Bullock, and Lewis Whitaker, Elders. Absent Moses D. Rodgers and Samuel Van Fleet Junr. Elders. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. A committee was appointed consisting of Alfred Bullock and Samuel Van Fleet Junr to wait on Abraham Shepherd relative to the ??? of ??? ???? Another was also appointed consisting of Samuel Van Fleet and Moses D. Rodgers to wait on Cornelius Haghtalin relative to his immoral conduct. Alfred Bullock was appointed to represent this church at the next stated meeting of presbytery. Closed with prayer. Theron C. De Pew Moderator

Unionville Sept 8, 1833
Jonathan Shepherd and Jane Shepherd were received into the full communion of this Church upon a public profession of their faith in Christ. Theron C. De Pew Clark

Thus far examined + approved in Presbytery at Monticello, September 11th, 1833. Andrew Thompson Mod.

Unionville Dec. 14 1833
Session met at the call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer. Present Theron C. De Pew Moderator Samuel Van Fleet Alfred Bullock Lewis Whitaker Samuel Van Fleet Junr., Elders of Session present. Moses D. Rodgers an Elder Absent. The minutes of the last meeting were read accepted and approved. The committee appointed to wait on Cornelius Hghtalin report they had not an opportunity of performing the duty assigned them on account of his sudden removal to some ???? to them unknown and they request to be discharged from the farther duties of said committee which request was granted.

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