Unionville Church Minutes, 1870-1879

March 25th, 1870
Session met at the call fo the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. (Absent Marcus Haynes.) Mr. Oliver Grover was received into the church by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Second Presbyterian church at Newburyport Mass. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

April 7th 1870
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. (Absent, Marcus Haynes). Mr. Isaac Swift was appointed to attend the meeting of Presbytery at Washingtonville. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

May 24th 1870
The Session met after prayer meeting at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. (Absent Marcus Haynes). The session granted a letter of dismission and recommendation to Mrs. Caroline Stage to the First Presbyterian Church at Newton, N. J. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

June 4th 1870
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. (Absent Marcus Haynes). The session received by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Firs Presbyterian church at Cornwall NY, Mr. Samuel S. Hartwell, Mrs. M. C. Hartwell and Miss Gertrude Wiggins. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

Sept 3. 1870
The Session met at the call of the Moderator after the Preparatory Lecture. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. Absent Marcus Haynes. The Session received Mrs. Mary Bull into the church by letter of dismssion and recommendation from the First Presbyterian Church at Westtown N.Y. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

Thus far examined and approved by the Presbytery of Hudson in its Sessions in Middletown. Wednesday, September 14th, 1870. George Pierson, Modr.

Nov 30th 1870
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. The session received William H. Swift by letter from the Amherst College Church. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

March 4th 1871
The Session met upon the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting a letter of dismission and recommendation was granted to Mr. David Foster to join the Methodist Episcopal church at Deckertown N.J. and also to Mr James Dewit to join the Presbyterian church at Hardystown, N. J. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

September 27th 1871
The Session met at the call of the Moderator after weekly prayer meeting. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. Letters of dismission and recommendation were granted to Mr. Warren H. Amway and to his wife Mrs. Sarah Amway. Also to Mis Jesse Amway and Wilmore Amway to join the First Presbyterian Church at Florida, N. Y. The meeting was opened and closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

March 16th 1872
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. The Session received Mr. Andrew Yerks by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Presbyterian Church at Westtown, N. Y. also dismissed mrs. Jane Horton to join the Presbyterian Church at Port Jervis, NY. The meeting was opened and closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

March 17th 1872
The Session met upon the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. Miss Minna Byers presented herself as a candidate for admission to the Church and being satisfied with the history of her religious experience and doctrinal views the Session agreed to receive her. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth. Moderator.

August 31st 1872
At the close of the Preparatory Lecture the Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Elder Isaac Swift was appointed delegate to attend the stated meeting of Presbytery to be held at Monticello NY. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

Thus far examined and approved in the Presbytery of Hudson in session at Monticello, NY. September 14th 1872. D. Beattie, Modr.

March 29th 1873
The Session met at the call of the Moderator after Divine service. Present H. F. Wadsworth Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting session granted letters of dismission and recommendation to Mrs. George Hankinson and his wife, Mrs. Samantha Hankinson to join some evangelical church in the vicinity where they may hereafter reside. At the same meting Mr Peter C. Hanford was appointed to represent the church in a special meeting of Presbytery to be held at Middletown April 4th 1873. The meeting was opened and closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth.

The session met after the weekly prayer meeting, April 7th 1873 at the call of the Moderator and appointed Elder Peter C Hanford to represent the church at the stated meeting of Presbytery to be held at Haverstraw. H. F. Wadsworth, Modr.

My 31st 1873
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting, Mrs. Anabella Smith presented herself as a candidate for admission to the church and the session being satisfied with he history of her religious experience and also with her doctrinal views voted unanimously to receive her into the church. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

Sept 7th 1873
The Session met at the call of the Moderator after preparatory lecture. Elder Isaac Swift was appointed delegate to the next stated meeting of Presbytery at Liberty, N. Y. Sept 13th 1873. H. F. Wadsworth, Modr.

Thus far by the Presbytery of Hudson during its Session in Liberty, Sullivan County N.Y. Examined and Approved. Tuesday September 16th 1873. S. G. Hepburn [?]

Feb 17th 1874
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Mrs Dennis Clark and Henry Sautica requested to be received into the church. The Session after examining them in doctrinal and experiemental religion voted to receive them. They also received Mrs Almeda Predmore by letter of dismision and recommendation from the First Presbyterian church at Port Jervis New York. At the same meeting dismised by letter Mrs Elizabeth Donaldson to the Presbyterian church at Waterloo N.Y. Adjourned to meet Feb 28th. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

Feb 28th 1874
Session met according to adjournment. Oopened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. The Following persons presented themselves as candidates for church membership. Jacob P Snook, Mrs Mary H Snook, Frank Whitaker, Mary Whitaker, Ida Whitaker. The session beign satisfied with the history of their religious experience and doctrinal knowledge, voted unanimously to receive them. The meeting closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsoworth, moderator.

April 15th 1874
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford, elders. At this meeting the session received Mrs. Caroline H. Keeper [?] by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Presbyterian church at Johnsonsbury N.J. also appointed elder P. C. Hanford as Delegate to attend the meeting of Presbytery at Washingtonville, NY. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

Presbytery at Washingtonville N.Y. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

June 16th 1874
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford, Elders. At this meeting the session received Andrew Van Fleet and Mrs Frances Van Fleet by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Presbyterian church at West Town N. Y. H. F. Wadsworth.

Dec. 2nd 1874
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting the session received into the church Miss Susan Smith by letter of recommendation & dismission from the Murray Hill Presbyterian church of New York and Mrs Irene Clark y letter of recommendation and dismission from the Presbyterian church at Ridgebury N.Y. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth Moderator.

April 18th 1875
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Isaac Swift was appointed delegate to attend the next stated meeting of Presbytery at Middletown N. Y. H. F. Wadsworth Moderator.

June 5th 1875
At the call of the Moderator the session met. The meeting was opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. The session at this meeting received Mr. Johnathan Shepherd and Mrs Jane Shepherd by letters of dismission and recommendation from the Reformed church at Tarrytown N.Y. Also at this meeting Mr. Samuel Brewster and Mrs. Mary Brewster present themselves as candidates for church membership. After a careful examination in regard to their religious experience agreed to receive them. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

September 8th 1875
The session met at the call of the Moderator. The meeting was opened with prayer. Elders Isaac Swift and P. C. Hanford were Present. H. F. Wadsworth. Mod. At this meting a letter of dismission and recommendation was granted to Jane Givens to join one of the Presbyterian churches at Morristown N. J. At this meeting Peter C. Hanford was appointed delegate to the next stated meeting of Presbytery at Chester N. Y. The meeting was closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

Thus far in the session of the Presbytery at Chester September 21st, 1875 examined and approved. A. P. Botsford, Modr.

June 3rd 1876
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting the Session received Mrs. Joseph Mc Coy by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Presbyterian church at Ridgebury, New York. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

September 3rd 1876
The session met at the call of the Moderator was opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meting the Session received Miss Catherine Lucky by letter of dismision and recommendation from the Presbyterian church at Amity, N. Y. Peter C. Hanford was appointed delegate to the next stated meeting of Presbytery to be held at Monticello, N. Y. H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator.

Annual statistical report from the Presbyterian Church of Unionville N.Y.

Added on examination 0
“ by Certificate 2
Total 92
Baptism infant 1
Collections. Home Missions $16
“ Foreign Missions 35

Thus far examined and approved by the Presbytery at Monticello, September 19th, 1876. Luther Littell, Modr.

Dec 3rd 1876
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting the Session resolved to observer the week of prayer at the commencement of the new Year and there being no other business before them adjourned. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

Feb 22nd 1877
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting the Session received Mr. James Van Fleet by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Presbyterian church at the Westtown N. Y. At this meeting Gaylord Goldsmith presented a request to be received into the church. After examining him in Christian doctrine and experimental piety voted unanimously to receive him. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

April 11th 1877
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. Peter C. Hanford was appointed delegate to attend the stated meeting of Presbytery to be held at Florida, N. Y. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

June 3rd 1877
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Elisabeth Pierson requested a letter of dismission to join the First Presbyterian church at Middletown, N. Y. The requested was granted. The Session also received Mrs. Mary Tuttle from the Methodist Episcopal church at Unionville, N. Y. she having accepted our Confession of Faith. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

Sept 1st 1877
The Session met at the call of the Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Mr Irwin Stivers and Alice his wife were received into the church by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Second Presbyterian church of Wantage N. J. Isaac Swift was appointed delegate to attend the next stated meeting of Presbytery to be held at Westtown N. Y.

Annual statistical report of the Presbyterian church of Unionville, N. Y.
Added by examination 1
by Certificate 4
Total 94
Baptism 4
Collections
Home Missions $10.00
Foreign Missions 31.00
Education 4.00
Relief Fund 8.00
Sustantation 3.00
General Assembly 7.28

The previous meeting of Session was read and approved. Closed with prayer (for the past year). H. F. Wadsworth Mod.

Thus far, in Presbytery at West Town September 18th 1877, examined and approved. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

December 5th 1877
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened the meeting with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. The session resolved at this meeting to observe the “Week of Prayer” at the commencement of the New Year. There being no other business of importance before them adjourned. Closed with prayer. H. F Wadsworth, Mod.

March 2nd 1878
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. In view of the large number of deaths which have recently occurred in this vicinity the session are solemnly admonished, to reconsecrate s to the service of Christ. At this meeting Peter C. Hanford was appointed delegate from this church, to attend the meeting of Presbytery to be held at Haverstraw, on the third Monday of April. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

August 31st, 1878. The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Isaac Swift was appointed to represent this church in Presbytery to be held in this place Sept 16th.

The annual statistical report of this church.
Added by examination 00
Certificate 00
Total membership 93
Baptisms 3
Collections
Home Missions $7.00
Foreign Missions 16.00
Education 4.00
Ministerial relief 8.00
Sustentation 3.00
General Assembly 6.51

The minutes of the previous meeting of Session were read and approved. There being no further business the session adjourned. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

Thus far examined in Session of Presbytery at Reunionville, and approved. R. H. Craig, Modr.

February 22 1879
The session met at the call of the moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsowrth, Mod. Elders, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting the session received Mr Lewis Stage and Mrs Caroline Stage, his wife by letters of dismission and recommendation, from the First Presbyterian church of Newton, NJ. Also Mrs Sarh Elston and Mr Joseph P. McCoy from the Methodist Episcopal church of Unionville Ny.Y and Mr. Isaac Toland from Methodist Episcopal church at Vernon N.J. The last three named persons having subscribed to the Confession of Faith held by the Presbyterian church. At the same meeting Mrs Mary Burrows, Jennie E Clark, Ida A. Casterline, Kittie J. Hanford, Ruth Whitaker, John Elston, Marcus H. Clark, William A. Smith. Edward H. Casterline, William D. HanfordGilbert G. Casterline presented themselves as candidates for church membership. After an examination in referance to their Christian experience and views of Scripture doctrine, the session voted unanimously to receive the at this meeting. Letters of dismission and recommendation were by request, giving to Mr Jonathan Shepherd and his wife Mrs Jane Shepherd to the Presbyterian church at West Town N.Y. The session adjourned to meet after Preparatory Lecture on Saturday, the First day of March. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

March 1st 1879
The session met according to adjournment. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Napoleon Burrows, Charles Cook, Edward Hartwell and Frederic A Smith requested to be admitted into the church. The session upon examination being satisfied with their religious experience, and knowledge of Christian doctrine, voted unanimously, to receive them. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

May 31st 1879
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Edlers Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. At this meeting Nettie Hartwell appeared before the session and requested to be received into the church. The session after an examination in reference to her Christian experience and views of Christian doctrine, voted to receive her. Closed the meeting with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, Mod.

September 6th 1879
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Mod. Elders Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford, Marcus Haynes. Mr Charles Sooker and his wife Mrs. Carrie R. Sooker, presented letters of dismission and recommendation from the Presbyterian church at New Milford, Pa. And requested to be received into the membership of this church. Their request was granted. Also by request, the session granted certificates of dismission and recommendation, to Mr. Irving Stivers and his wife Mrs. Alice Stivers to join the Presbytery church at Beemerville N. J. At this meeting Marcus S Haynes was appointed to represented this church in Presbytery to be held at Goodwill, N.Y. Sept 15th 1879

The annual statistical report of this church.

Added by examination 18
Certificate 7
Total membership 109
Baptism 8
Collections
Home Missions $7.00
Foreign Missions 15.00
Education 4.00
Publication 2.00
Church erection 2.00
Relief Fund 6.00
Freedmen 2.00
Sustentation 1.00
General Assembly 6.51
The minutes of the previous meetings of Session were read and approved. The session adjourned Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadworth, Mod.

December 6th 1879
The session met at the call of the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator. Elder Isaac Swift. At this meeting John Alonzo Straley, presented himself as a candidate for church membership and after an examination in reference to his Christian experience and views of scriptural doctrine voted to receive him. Closed with prayer. H. F Wadsworth, Moderator.

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