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.
Baptisms Adult 4.
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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