Unionville Church Minutes 1850-End of 1st Session Book

Session records of the Presbyterian Church of Unionville

1850. May 4. Session met by mutual agreement, having invited Revd Augustus Seward to be present + moderate this meeting.

Present. Augustus Seward, Moderator, Benjamin Vanfleet + Peter C. Hanford, Elders. Absent Joseph Chandler + Alfred Bullock, Elders. The meeting was opened with prayer. Miss Eliza Ann + Miss Catharine Christie presented themselves before the Session as candidates for church membership. After an examination with reference to their Christian experience + views of Scripture doctrine the session voted to receive them. The meeting adjourned to meet previously to public service on the following day. Closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Modr.

1850. May 5. Session failed to meet in consequence of a severe storm.

1850 June 30. Session met by mutual agreement. Present August Seward Modr (???? invitation), Joseph Chandler, Benjm Vanfleet, Peter C. Hanford, Elders. Absent Alfred Bullock, Elder. Mr. Joseph Chandler requested a letter of dismission + recommendation to the 1st church of Wantage, N.J.: his request was granted. At his request a letter of dismission was granted also to David Robertsen who as recommended to the Presbyterian Church of Centreville, NY. Meeting adjourned: closed with prayer. Augustus Seward, Moderator.

Thus far examined in Presb. And approved. Circleville. Sept 25th 1850. J.W. Wood Moderator.

Unionville Oct 1st 1850.

This day Rev Nathaniel E. Pierson was duly installed Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in this place by commissioners appointed by the Presbytery of Hudson, consisting of the following persons viz Rev. D.J Wood of Middletown, Rev. J. W. Wood of Chister. Rev. O. M. Johnston of Denton, Rev. A Seward of Ridgebury. Rev. D. J. Wood presided, proposed the constitutional questioning etc. Rev. J. W. preach the sermon from [blank]. Rev. O. M. Johnson delivered the charge to the pastor, + Rev. A. Seward the charge to the people.

April 4. 1851. Session met according to public notice given on the Sabbath. Present. N. E. Pierson Pastor, P. C. Hanford, B. Vanfleet, Elders. Absent A. Bullock. Began with prayer. The following persons presented themselves before session with a view of uniting with the church, viz Jacob Davenport, Emily Vanfleet, Elizabeth P. Halsey. After due examination on experimental piety + the doctrines of the gospel, voted to receive them. Miss Mary Ann Shepherd presented a letter of dismission + recommendation from the 2d Presbyterian Church of Wantage N. J. voted to receive her. Adjourned to meet on Saturday of next week after preparatory lecture. Concluded with prayer. N. E. Pierson, Pastor.

April 12, 1851.

Session met according to adjournment after preparatory lecture. Present. N. E. Pierson Pastor, B. Vanfleet, P. C. Handford, Elders. Absent A. Bullock. Began with prayer. Mrs Adaline Doty presented a letter of dismission + recommendation from the presbyterian church of Amity. Her letter was received. Adjourned, concluded with prayer. N. E. Pierson, Pastor.

The persons whos names appear on pages 104 + 105 as having presented themselves before session requesting admision into the church, were duly received on the Sabbath, April 13 1857.

Annual Statistical Report from the Presbyterian Church of Unionville.

No of members per last report. 92.

Added on examination 5.

“ “ certificate 2.

Dismissed 11.

Total 88.

Baptisms Adult 4.

Infants 1.

Total 5.

Collections F. missions. $14.00

“ Gen. Assembly 3.31

A list of the Deaths of Members of Unionville Chh.

Mrs. Catharine Mynes Died May 10. 1834

Mr. Richard Whitaker Deceased May the 15th 1835

Mrs Mary Montgomery colored Deceased June the 6th 1835

Mr Sammuel Vanfleet Deceased September the 26th. 1835

Mrs. Sarah Cunion Died 1850

A list of Church Members Married

Unionville Oct 26 1833

Timothy Thorton was Married to Jane Robertson Clark by the Rev. Theron C. De Pew Pastor.

Westown Nov. 7 1833

Henry Montgomery was Married to Hannah Janois by the Rev. Theron C. De Pew Pastor.

Unionville July 22 1834

Jane V. Pierson was married to James Halsey By the Rev. Theron D. De Pew Pastor.

A list of adults Baptized

Unionville January 27 1833

Mrs. Anna Whitaker

Mr. James K. Shepherd

Mr. Lewis B. Smith

Mr. James V. Smith

Miss Deborah Eliza Schultz

Miss Eliza Jane Kimble

Miss Lavina Mines

Mr. Thomson Mines

Mrs. Arminda Mines

Miss Mary Mines

Mr. Abraham Shepherd

Mr. Timothy Horton

Mr. James De Witt

Mrs. Mary De Witt

Mrs Mary Hougftalen

Mrs. Matlida Hazen or Mac Quinn

Miss Malvina Meeker

Miss Maria Wilson

Miss Rebecca Beer

Mr. John A. Whitaker

Miss Mary Montgomery

Miss Leah Gorton

Mr. Henry Montgomery

Mr. William Montgomery

Miss Di Ann Gorton June 2nd 1833

Mr. Jonathan Shepherd Sept 8 1833

Mrs. Jans Shepherd Sept 8 1833

Milton Hawson Oct 15 1837

Mary E Hawson Oct 15 1837

Benjamin Wiggans Oct 15 1837

James Gaultes Oct 15 1837

Joseph Brown Oct 15 1837

Francies E. Hayne Oct 15 1837

Luretta Decker Oct 15 1837

Milly Hayne Oct 15 1837

Eliza Whitaker Oct 15 1837

Lydia M. Seely Oct 15 1837

Miss Julie Little Jan 10th 1847

Jeremiah Lansberry Sept 13th 1846 by Rev. Zwarte Pastor Ang. Chh Middeltown

Charles M. Cunion Sept 13th 1846 by Rev. Zwarte Pastor Ang. Chh Middeltown

David Robertson Sept 13th 1846 by Rev. Zwarte Pastor Ang. Chh Middeltown

Sarah Elizabeth Cunion Sept 13th 1846 by Rev. Zwarte Pastor Ang. Chh Middeltown

Mrs. Syliva A. Sautica Sept 13th 1846 by Rev. Zwarte Pastor Ang. Chh Middeltown

Mrs Marie Sautica Sept 13th 1846 by Rev. Zwarte Pastor Ang. Chh Middeltown

Sarah L. Adams May 2 1847 by Augustus Seward

Sarah Van Fleet May 2 1847 by Augustus Seward

Eliza Ann Christie 1850 by Augustus Seward

Catharine Christie 1850 by Augustus Seward

A list of Children Baptized with their Ages.

Frances the Daughter of Joseph A. & Joanna Bonnel was Born Decr 26 1830 and Dedicated to the Lord by Baptism Dec 13, 1831 By C. Corey.

The Children of Samuel and [blank] Clark were Dedicated to the Lord by Baptism Dec 14 1831. The ordinance of which was administered by C. Corey.

Uriah was Born Nov 26 1817

Rebecca Jane was Born Feb. 23, 1819

Benjamin was Born August 25 1822

Justin was Born Oct 30 1826

The Children of Gabriel and [blank] Clark were Dedicated to the Lord by Baptism Decr 14 1831. This ordinance was administered by Rev. C. Corey.

Solomon Kourtright was Born Oct 24 1825

Nancy Nimes was Born Nov 22 1827

Esther Jane was Born Dec 7 1829

The Children of Isaiah and Mary Clark were Dedicated to the Lord Jan-y 17 1832. This ordinance of Baptisms was administered by the Rev. Christopher Corey.

James Lewis was Born April 21 1817

Joshua Ca?e was Born July 15 1819

Jonathan Horton was Born August 24 1821

Belinda a Daughter of Elijah + M??????

M??????? was Born Feb 9 1832 and Baptized Feb 26 1832 by Rev. C. Corey

Samuel the Son of Benjamin and Sally Van Fleet was Born April 17 1830 and Baptized January 27 1833 by T. C. De Pew.

Mary Inoin Daughter of Hiram & Margaret Miller was Born June 9 1832 and Baptized January 27 1833 by T. C. De Pew.

Ann Elizabeth daughter of Cornelus & Mary Hugftalen was Born July 4 1828 ad Baptized January 27 1833 by T. C. De Pew.

The following Children of Abraham and Jane Shepherd were Baptized Feb 5 1833 by Theron C. De Pew

Abraham Born Sept 15 1819

Samuel V. Born August 9 1822

Peter K. was born Sept 1 1825

Mary Ann was born Nov 4 1831

The following Children of Barnabas and [blank] Middaugh were Baptized Feb 12, 1833.

Margaret Marin was Born April 18, 1824

Julia Ann was Born April 16 1826

Jonathan was Born August 16 1829

Hannah Elisabeth was Born Sept 11. 1832

Theron C. De Pew Clerk

The children of James and Mary De Witt were Baptized March 12 1833

Robert Carr was born August 26 1830

Peter was born August 26 1831

Sarah Elizabeth Daughter of Hilb??? and Hannah Mills was born Feb-y 3 1833 and Baptized Feb 2nd 1834. Theron C. De Pew Clerk.

Son of Wm + Elizabeth Clark. Born. Baptized – Jan 10th 1841. A. O. Peloubet, Minister.

Harriet Newkirk Daughter of Peter C. and Catharine M. Hanford was Born Nov. 8th 1844 and Baptized April 1846. By J. S. Ward.

Sarah Christina, daughter of Peter C + Catharine M. Hanford was born and Baptized May 1. 1847 – Augustus Seward.

Benjamin Jennings, son of Augustus + Sarah A. Seward was born January 11, 1841 + Baptized June 11. 1847 by Rev. George Pierson, Pastor of Presby. Church of Florida. N.Y.

Noah Emmet Son of Peer C. and Catharine M Hanford was born April 19th 1849 and Baptized May 4th 1850 by Revd Augustus Seward.

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