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A BKIEF HISTORY 



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OF THE 



Presliyleriaii Cliiircli. 



IX THE 



Village of Monlgofnerf, Oraoge Co,, \ K, 



TOGETHER WITH A 



LIST OF THE MEMBERS. 



AXl) THE 



ARTICLES OF FAITH AND COVENANT 

OF THE CHURCH, 



Printed at the 

Reporter Steam Printing Establishment, 

Montgomery, New York. 

1890. 



HISTOID Y OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CBVP.CIl. 3 



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P\ Brief M'StO'"y, 

Tho corner stone of tliis Church was laid 

June 19th, 1831, a little less than 59 years ago, 

by lion. Cliarles Borland. The sermon on that 

eventful occasion was delivered by Rev. Ezra 

} Fisk, D. D., of Goshen, accompanied by other 

> appropriate services. 

On the 27th day of August, 1832, the congre- 

' gation of tliis church made up largely from the 

Goodwill and Reformed Churches, voted to 

invite Rev. James O. Stokes to become their 

pastor. This gentleman being of English extrac- 

s tion and not having satisfact<)ry credentials, and 

■^ withal, holding views at variance with the doc- 

. trines of the Cliurch, the Presbytery refused to 

j install him and he concluded his ministry as a 

' supply, in about one year. 

On the 2d of October, 1832, a Committee of 
i the Presbytery of Hudson proceeded to organize 
/this Church. It consisted of thirty persons, viz: 
^ Cyrus Lyon, John Kelley, Walter Mead, Samuel 
T. Scott, Isabella B. Scott, John Boak, Jr., Joshua 
VjConger, Benjamin VanKeuren, Elizabeth Van- 
^i'Keuren, Eve Miller, Isabella H. Borland, Mary 
Preston, Rhoda Neafio, Margaret Gridley, Matilda 



4 HISTOEY OF TH7^: FRESIiYTERI AN CHIRCII. 

C. Flill, Rachel Chandler, Jemimii Parshall, Hiiara 
E. ConLfcr, Sallv Ann Conger, Sarah Pelton, 
Sarah McNeil, Emily VVeller^ Ann E M<-Neal, 
Saiiinel Bookstaver, John Peache, William Hays, 
E^thei" Fliuiter, Jane Lawson, Elizabeth Engerand 
Stephen Gillespie. Of these thirty founders, all 
are now dead. On the day of the orofanization, 
after the sermon by Rev. C. Cnmmins, D. D., the 
above named thirty persons, pi'esented their cer- 
titi<-ates of o^ood standing in and dismi><sal from 
their ]-espective Chiii"ches, nnd were in due foim 
constitulerl a Chiircrh of Jesns Christ, under the 
name of tlie Fii'st Presbyterian Ciiui-ch, of the 
village (»f .Montgomery, N. Y. 

The following persons were elected i-iiling 
elders on that occasion: Cyrus Lyon, Walter 
Mead, Samuel T. Scott, John Kelley, John Boak, 
Jr. The last three named being then and there 
ordained, the others having liehl similar offices in 
other Churches. 

The Church and cmigregation vrei'e addressed 
on the occasion by the Rev. W. Timlow, the 
newly elected elders by Rev. Daniel T. Wood. 

In Mai-ch, 1834, Rev. Sheridan Gitteau was 
elected pastor and was soon after installed. During 
his ministry of about fifteen months, a revival of 
very considerable power occurred in this village 
and adjacent community. Twenty-seven persons, 
chiefly adults and heads of families united with 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. O 

tlie Cliurch, making- at this date, viz, 1834-35, the 
total Tneiiibershi)), 10 1 persons. 

Ii'ev. Mr. Gitteau reijigned his charge, June 
9tii, 1835, and was succeeded l^y Rev. Benjamin 
1>. Siocktoij who wns installed July 28th of the 
same year. Tiiis gentleman continued the pastor 
until April, 1838, when he resigned. During his 
ministi'v eighteen were received by letter and 
lliirteen hy pi'ofession of failli. 

April 26, 1838, Rev. E. R. Fairchild was 
unanimously chosen pastor. He was installed, 
June 26, 1838. His pastorate was brief. Attracted 
by the ailiiring call to the Secretaryship of the 
Home Missionaiy Society at Philadelphia, and 
disappointed because the congregation had no 
pai'NoiiMge, he offered his I'esignation, and \vas dis- 
missed by tlie Piesbytery, October 3d, 1839. 
Eight persons were received into tlie Church b}^ 
letter and eleven by piofession during his ministry. 

On the 14th day of December, 1839, the Rev. 
Rjbert G. Armstrong, of Fislikill, N. Y., was 
unanimously elected pastor and was installed Feb- 
ruary 5th, 1840, and dismissed April 21, 1841. 

The Rev. VV. W. Newell, late of Boston, 
Mass., was called to this Church, November 21st, 

1841, and installed February 2d, 1842. During 
his ministry a season of revival look place and in 

1842, at the May Communion, 102 persons united 
with the Church. 



6 



HISIORY OF THE PRESBYTERTAX CHURrH. 



Tile Chuifii record shows that the total num- 
ber j-eeeivid into this Church during Mr. Newell's 
ministry to be 165. The wliole membersliip of 
tile Church at this period being 238. 

iMessrs. H E Conger, Abram Vail and 'i^'lieo- 
dore L Jackson v\ere admitted to the eldership of 
this Church during the period just referred to. 

The parsonage so much needed duiing the 
past yeai's of the Church's history was built during 
the ministry of Rev. Mr. Newell, which ct)vered a 
peiiod of five j^ears and eight months. 

Ill April, 1S48, the people with one voice 
invitet] the Rev. I);. Fairchild to take the pastor- 
ntt' of tlii> Churcii again. Tiie unanimity of tiie 
])eople, together with the {parsonage, induced in 
part, at least, .Mr. F. to consent to become the 
steiidy supply, this, cou[)led with the fnct that the 
Church should free itself froui debt, which 
amounted at this time, viz, in 1848, to $2,300. 

The congregation had long felt the need of a 
cemetery. At this point, Gen. Borland with that 
public spirit which vas his wont, gave the ground 
where tiie present cemetery is now located, this 
ground being parceled out in plots and scrip issued 
at twent\-five dollars per plot, furnished a fund to 
pay the debt. It should be said here, that Dr. 
Fairchild deserves great credit for the zeal in 
carrying out this movement and thus cancelling 
the debt so lono- restiiiir on the Church. 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 7 

Tlie health of Dr. Fairchild being impaired 
in xhe Fall of 1849, he vacated the pulpit, the con- 
oieo^ation meanwhile, at his suggestion, employed 
the Rev. Dr. Judd as a supply. Dr. Judd labored 
with oivat acceptance during the Winter of 1849 
and 1850 and the health of Dr. Fairchild not being 
improved to resume his labors, the congregation 
saw their way open to secure the services of Dr. 
Judd. The call was made out and he was accor- 
dingly installed September 4th, 1850. Dr. Judd 
continued his labors with great acceptance until 
March 3d, 1860, when he was called from the 
labor of the church militant to join in the blessings 
and pleasures of the chui'ch triumphant in heaven. 
His remains wei'e interred at Bloomfield, N. J. 
Eight v-three persons were received during his 
ministry, forty-one by profession, and forty-two 
by lettei-. Upon the death of Dr. Judd, the 
health of Dr. Fairchild having improved, he was 
for the third time induced to labor in this vine- 
yard. He came in April, 1860, and remained till 
October, 1861, when his former indisposition 
returned and he was obliged to Uave. He was 
not installed at either of his last two settlements. 
During the year 1860, Messrs. Alex. Beattie and 
Miller VanKeui'en were admitted to the eldership. 
On the 7th of Ai)ril, 1862, Rev. Josepli M. Mc- 
Nulty was elected pastor and continued till the 
sitting of the Presbytery, April 22d, 1868. During 



8 HISrORY OF TIIK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

tlie six years of bis ministry, soveiity-one persons 
were received into tlie tnerabership of the Cl)urcli, 
althouoh during the troublesome times of wai-; 
fifty-five by profession and sixteen b}^ letter. 

Rev. Richard Bent ley accepted the call of 
the congregation, July 8, 1868; was installed Nov, 
loth of the s«me year; dismissed by Presbyteiy, 
November, 1871. Durinof the three vears of his 
ministry, thirty-five persons were received into 
the Church, twenty-two by letter and thirteen by 
profession. 

From 1868 to 1870 the coni;regati(Ui expciHlcd 
ft2.000 iii new roortiiu- tlie Churcb nnd p.-irsonaiic, 
paintiiiL>- and frt'scoini^ ihc iiiU'i'ior of the CMisirch 
and general repairs. 

In January, 187'S, i]\o Rev, John Ward ac- 
ce|»ted the call of tlie congregation and ccninienccd 
his )abt)rs, lie was installed May 22, 187'^, 
twenty-nine i)ersons wei'e received into the Chni-cli 
during his ministry, twenty-five by pj'ofession and 
four by letter. Of this niunber the greater portion 
wei"e young persons, who had been connected with 
the Sunday School and Bible Class. At this com- 
munion in June, 1874, Messrs. Ahial Decker, Alex, 
T, Russell, Daniel M. Wade, Frederic Bodine and 
Peter E Miller were admitted into the eldership 
of this Church. The pastoral relations between 
Mr. Ward and the congregation were dissolved 
on the 19th of April, 1875. 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHUROII. 9 

The Rev. James C. Forsyth our present 
pastor, came to u.s July, 1875; installed, October 
14ih following. The union, we trust, is to be one 
of mutual comfort and spiritual benefit. The 
Great Head of the Church has already set to it 
the eeal of His divine approval. The Church has 
increased her numbers. Believers have been 
quickeied and sinners comforted. Since Rev. 
Ml-. Forsyth became our pastor, nearly fifteen 
yeai's, eisxhty-five persons have been received in 
full commuiion into the Church on profession of 
tlieij' faith in ('hrist, and sixty-two by certificate. 
FiHy ^ix infants have been baj>tized and twenty- 
niiiv ad I! lis. 

The debt which was upon the Church and 
(;ono-!('ucation has been fully })aiii, the parsonage 
has V>een repaired, grounds around both Church 
and parsonage have been greatly improved, mak- 
ing both more valual)le.. 

During the year 1889, the churcli edifice was 
thoroughly repaired both inside and outside. 
Repairs consisting of nevv tin I'oof, new stained 
glass windows, painted two coats on the outside, 
inside being frescoed, new carpet, seats ])ainted 
and grained with many other suitable embellish- 
ments, jnaking the whole Church beautiful and 
attracti\e at a cost of $2,101.97. 

The Church membership is al)OHt two hun- 
dred. The cojigreu^ation is united and all of the 



10 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

congregation are ready to contribute for the wel- 
fare of the Churcli, which is clearl}'^ shown by 
prompt payment of salary and other expenses 
connected with the growth of our Church, 
amounting to the sum total per year of $2,000. 

As we look upon the scene, the language of 
our hearts is bf^autiful for situation; the joy of the 
earth is Mt. Zion. 

Whilst we acknowledge the good hnnd of our 
God in planting this Church and in watching over 
it through all the fifty-nine yenrs of peril an<l con- 
flict to which it has been exposed, let us who are 
now working in the vineyard remember that our 
duty is to watch and pray. 

From the memories and experiences of the 
past, the promises and assurances of God's Word, 
it becomes us to renew our work, that we may 
acquit ourselves like true men and women, worthy 
as the cause in which we are enofasred. Be it ours 
then "To walk about Zion; to go round about 
Her; tell the towers thereof; mark je well her 
bulwaj'ks; consider her palaces," that ye may tell 
it to the generation following. Praise ye the Lord. 

The following are tiie minister and officers of 
our Chuich at the present writing, viz, April 
1st, 1890: 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 11 
MINISTER. 

Rev. James C. Forsytbe. 

ELDERS, 

Theodore L. Jackson, 
Daniel M. Wade, 
Peter E. Miller, 
Frederic Bodine. 

TRUSTEES. 

Henry V. McNeal, 
George Senior, 
John D. Shafer, 
John Conning, 
Thomas Helms, 
Charles A. Crist, 

CHOIR. 

Belie Mead, organist, 
Charles Stanley, 
Cora Harris, 
John J. Vanderoef, 
Mrs. John J. Vanderoef, 
Dr. William I. Wallace. 

SEXTON. 

Charles H. Jacklin. 

TREASURER. 

George E. Senior. 

CLERK OF OHURrH. 

F. Bodine. 



12 U18TOKY OF THE FKESBYTJiRlAN CHURCH. 

Names of Former Ministers. 

llev. James O. Stokes, slend}' supply from May 
1832 to May 1833. 

" SiR'iidan Gitteau, installed Apiii, 1834, dis- 
missed June 9, 1835. 

" Benjamin B. Stockton, installed July 28, 1835, 
<Iismissed April 1838. 

" El ins R. Fairchild, installed January 26, 1838, 
dismissed October 3d, 1839. 

" Robert G. Armstrong, installed Fcd)riinry 5, 
1840, dismissed April, 1841. 

" William W. Kewell, installed February 2, 
1842, dismissed October, 1847. 

" Dr. Fairchild, steady supply April, 1848, 
dismissed Fall, 1849. 

" Dr. Judd, steady sup))ly, 1849 to 1850, in- 
stalled September 4, 1850, died March 3, 1860. 

" Dr. Fairchild, April, 1860. October, 1861. 

" Joseph M. McNulty, installed April 7, 1862, 
disraisse.l April 22, 1868. 

" Richard Bentley, installed November, 1868, 

dismissed November 1871. 
" John Ward, installed May 22, 1873, dismissed 

April 19, 1875. 
" James C. Forsythe, took charge of church 

July 1875, installed October 14, 1875, and 

pastor at this date. 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



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Rames of E;(le:s Since the Church was Organized : 

Those marked f, dead; those marked r, re- 
moved; those marked t, dismissed, and those 



marked s, suspended: 
t Cyrus Lyon, 
t John Boak, Jr., 
f Walter Mead, 
f Abram Vail, 
f Benjamin Perkins, 
t Alexander Beattie, 
f Alexander T. Russell, 
Peter E. Miller. 



Samuel N. Scott, 
Theodore L. Jackson, 
■t, John Kelly, 
f Hiram E. Conger, 
f Miller Van Keuren, 
f Ahiel Decker, 
Daniel M. Wade, 
Frederick Bodine. 



List of Trustees Since the Church was Organized : 



Hon. Charles Borland, 
f Robert S. Crawford, 
f George Eager, M. D. 
r Lewis Weed, 
James S. Bark ley, 
r John C. Wilkin, 
r Gideon Pelton, 
t Aaron P. Wilson, 
Moses McMonagle, 
Johannas M. Hunter, 
John Wait, 
Andrew Conger, 



Selah Manny, 
I William Jackson, 
t S. M. Crawford, M. D., 
f Nathaniel P. Hill, 
t Jacob C. Tooker, 
John Wait, 
f Johannes Miller, 
Isaac N. Coleman, 
Andrew Conger, 
Henry McNeal, 
Jonathan M. Yail, 
Moses B. Wilkin, 



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HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



LIST OF TRUSTEES, CONTINUED: 



James W. Sears, 
Jacob R. Burnett, 
William J. Norriji, 
Moses G. Wilkin, 
Joseph N. Comfort, 
John M. Quackenbos, 
David Thompson, 
T. N. J. Fo;vler, 
James Yanderoef, 
Thomas W. Senior, 
John D. Shafer, 
Jas, II. Van Keuren, 



Nelson Crist, 
Henry Sears, 
George Senior, 
Peter Eager, 
Thomas Helms, 
Stephen D. Wilkin, 
John Van Keuren, 
John J. Decker, 
Samuel W. Eager, 
Theodore J. Crist, 
John Conning, 
Simon B. Morris. 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. li 

Names of Members 

JlT the organization of THE CHURCH OCT. 2, 1881. 



Cyrus L^'OM, from Goodwill church, Montgomery. 

John Kelly, Dutch church, Montgomery. 

Walter Mead, Goodwill Church, 

S imuel T. Scott, " 

Isabella B. Scott, " 

John Boak, Jr., Dutch Church. 

Joshua Conger, Goodwill Church, 

Benjamin Van Keuren, *' 

Kiiza Van Keuren, " 

Eve Miller, widow, " 

Isabella H. Borland, " 

Mary Preston, " 

Rhoda Neaffie, 

Margaret Gridley, ** 

Matilda Hill, ^ " 

Rachel Chandler, " 

Jeremiah Parshal, *' 

Hiram E. Conger, Dutch Churck, 

Sally Ann Conger, " 

Sarah Pelton, Goodwill Church, 

Sarah McNeil, " 



16 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

E ally Weller, Goodwill Church, 

Ann Eliza McNeil, " 

Samuel Bookstaver, Dutch Church. 

John Peache, " 

William Hays, " 

Esther Hunter, " 

Jane Lawson, " 

Elizabeth Eager, Associate church, Hamptonburgh 

Stephen Gillespie " " " 

NOVEMBER 9 th, 1832. 

John M. G. Embler. 

John Miller, 

Eliza S. Smith. 

Susan H. Scott. 

Maria Conger, 

Mary Scott, 

Margaret Hunter, 

Sarah Chandler, Goodwill Church, 

Agnes Barkley, '* 

Julian Boak, Dutch Church, 

Elizabeth Stokes, Independent church, England, 

Stephen Rockefellow, Dutch Church, 

Marj^ Rockefellow, " 

FEBRUARY 8TH, 1833. 

James Graham, Elizabeth Puff, 

Mary Graham, Mary Sears, by letter. 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 17 

MAY 18th, 1833. 
Archibald Bell, Dutch Church, 

SEPTEMBER 28TH, 1833. 

Giileon Pelton. 

DECEMBER 30TH, 1833. 

Daniel Whitman, Presbyterian Church, Goshen. 
Hannah Whitman, " " " 



Admitted during the Ministry of Rev. Sheridan Gltteau. 

JUNE 6th, 1834. 
John A. Smith, Presbyterian Church, Goshen. 
Mary Smith, " " " 

Mary Ann Kain, Goodwill Chiirch, Montgomery. 
Matilda Maverick, Pearl St. Church, N. Y. City. 
Pamela Conger, Market St. Dutch Ch. N.Y. City. 
Dorothy Lindsey, 

AUGUST 15th, 1834. 

Jane Peache, Dutch Church, Montgomery, 
Phebe Force, 

OCTOBER 5th, 1834. 
Catharine Conger, 

NOVEMBER 3d, 1834. 

Mary Bertholomew, 

Louisa Racket, 

Martha Bryson, 

William Jackson, Associate Ch., Hamptonburgh. 



18 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

Mary Jackson, Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem. 

Jane Vail, 

Harriet Vai], 

Mary Ellsworth, 

Hannah Luquere, 

Mary Luquere, 

Abba A. Luquere. 

JANUARY 5th, 1835. 
Evtflino Hunter. 

FEBRUARY 6TH, 1835. 

Susan Sebastain, 

Mary Goldsmith, 

John C. Wilkin, 

Elizabeth Wilkin, 

Abraham Vail, Jr , 

John Vail, 

Moses McMonegal, 

Ann McMonegal, 

Catharine Vail, 

Margaret Vail, 

Caroline Houston, 

James G. Houston, 

Ellas Boyd, 

Jane Van Keuren, 

Linus Weed, Presbyterian Ch., South Middletown. 

Charitj^ Weed, " " *' . 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAX CHURCH. 19 

MAY 4th, 1835. 

Jeremiah Scott, 

Julia Browiisoii, 

Elizabeth Gridley, 

Caroline Lindsey. 

Cynthia Ann Scott, 

William Sears, 

Maria Thompson, 

Catharine Goldsmith, 

Mary Ann Conklin, 

Esther Van Keuren, 

Martha Chandler, 

Thomas Goldsmith, 

Eliza A. Neimyer,Presbyterian Ch. Portsmouth, Va 

Lydia Conklin, " " Wesltown, 



Admitted During the Ministry of Rev. B. B. Stockton. 

AUGUST 9th, 1835. 

Oliva B. Stockton, Presbyterian Ch., Leroy, N.Y. 

Elizabeth Sears, Goodwill Church, 

Eleanor AVhitman, 

Mary McBride, 

Elizabeth Galley, 

Lilly Osborne, 

Sarah G. Kilmore, 



20 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 
NOVEMBER 6th, 1835. 

Mary Milliken, Berea Dutch Ch., Montgomery. 
Phebe Norris, « " '' " 

FEBRUARY Ist, 1836. 

Andrew H. Hawley, 1st Pres. Church, Ithaca,N.Y 
Catharine M. Hasbrook, 

MAY 2d, 1836. 

Elizabeth Jackson, 
Elizabeth Bakeman, 

NOVEMBER Ytll, 1836. 

Benjamin Perkins, Goodwill Church, 
Margaret Perkins, " " 

FEBRUARY 10th, 1837. 

John Blake, 

Brewster Helms, Presbj^terian Church, Deerpark. 
Elizabeth Helms, '' " " 

Sarah Vance, " " " 

Plicbe Warner, Goodwill Church. 

MAY Vth, 1837. 

John 11. Ackerson, Pres. Ch. West Milford, N. J. 

Mary J. llorton, 

Elizabeth Horton, 

Elvira M. Scott, 

John Murray, Presbyterian Ciiurch, Bethlehem. 

Martha H. Murray, Pres. Ch. New Windsor, 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 21 

William Parker, Rof. Dutch Cb. Caiiajoharie, N.Y 
Dolly Parker, " " '' 

AUGUST nth, 1837. 

Thomas B. Scott, Laight st. Pres. Ch. N. Y. City. 

SusaiHia McBride, 

Chloe Blake, Berea Dutch Church, Montgomery. 



Admitted during the Ministry of Rev. Ellas R. FaircMld. 

AUGUST Oth, 1838. 

Albert D. Wright, 
Clariiida Wright, 
Mary E. Boak, 
Catharine D. Boak, 
Catharine R. S. Crawford, 
Theodore L. Jackson, 

XOVEMBER 10th, 1838. 

Matilda Fairchild, North Pres. Ch. Hardyston,N. J. 
John Hays, Dutch Ref, Church, Montgomery. 
Sarah V. A. Hays, 

FEBRUARY" STH, 1839. 

Martha Vail, 
Margaret J. Boak, 
Hugh Miller. 

MAY IOth, 1839. 

Mehetable McMonegal, Brainerd Pres. Ch. N. Y. 
Harriet Foster, 1st Presbyterian Ch. Wantage, X.J 



22 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



Elihu Moore, Pres. Church, Seotchtown. 
Julia Gillespie, '^ a 

Catharine Wilson, Ref. Dutch Ch. Bloomingburgh. 
Pamela Ann Conger, 
Dinah Miller. 



Admitted during the Ministry of Rev. R. G. Armstrong. 

FEBRUARY 7th, 1840. 

Samuel B. Bell, 

Eliza M. Neaffie, 

Lucinda Trusdale, Spring st. Pres. Ch. N. Y. city. 

MAY 8th, 1840. 
Sarah A. L. Armstrong, ist Pres. Ch. Fishkill 
Joseph Lemon, 1st Presbyterian Ch. Newburcrh 
Elizabeth Lemon, " u ^ ° 

Joseph Lemon, Jr., 2d Church, Newburgh, 

AUGUST 7th, 1840. 
Levi Adams, Congr. Ch. north Brookiield, Mass. 
W ilham Marvin, " Walton, Delaware co, N.Y. 

NOVEMBER 6th, 1840. 

Mary W, McMone^al, 

FEBRUARY 18lh, 1841. 

Sally Ann Dusenberry, 
Mary L Goldsmitli, 
Alfred Preston, 
Catha.ine M. Brown, 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAX CHURCH. 23 



Admitted during the Ministry of Rev. William W. Newell. 

FEBRUARY 12th, ] 842. 

Selina Ann Bell. 

Margaret Ellen Conkling, 

Catharine McCormick, 

Ann M. Bookstaver, 

Adelia M. Stewart, 

Esther Yail, 

Harriet Eliza Marvine, 

David C. Smith, Ref. Dutch Ch, Newburgh. 

Henrietta A, P. Smith, " <« 

Orfal Rockafellovv, " Montgomerj. 

MAY Sth, 1842. 

George Eager, M. D. 
Eunice Eagrer, 
William Kidd, 
Eliza Kidd, 
Ann Preston, 
Isaac Ackerraan, 
Maria Ackerman, 
Thomas Hawkins, 
Elizabeth Hawkins, 
Henry Sears, 
Phebe H. Sears, 
Walter B. Sears, 
Rebecca Sears, Pres. Ch. Scotchtown, 



24 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

James Bodine, 1st Pres. Ch, Kinderhook, 

Jane Mary Bodine, " " 

Thomas G. Whitmore, 

Rachel D. Whitmore, Dutch Ch, Montgomery. 

Albert Brown, 

Elizabeth Brown, 

Eales Mead. 

Jane Mead, 

Mary B. Mead, 

Charity Catharine Utter, 

Sarah Maria Utter, 

Mary Goldsmith, 

Harriet Weed, 

Daniel C. Weed, 

Anier Jane Weed, 

Martha P. Weed, 

Mary M. Sears, 

Hannah Eliza Sears, 

Isabella B. Sears, 

Joseph C. Gridley, 

Court H. Gridley, 

Ann Gridley, 

Joshua C. Sears, 

William E. Sears, 

Jonathan M. Vail, 

James H. Vail, 

Almira Augusta Vail, 

Mary Ann Vail, 



HISTORY OF THE PKESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 25 

Jane Elizabeth Wilkins, 
Caroline A. Wilkins, 
Elizabeth David, 
Mary Ann Graham, 
Eliza R. Conger, 
Ann P. Conger, 
Elizabeth Lenion, 
Mary Ann Lemon, 
Matilda Br y son, 
Isabella Bryson, 
Francis A. Jackson, 
Sarah Miller, 
Mary E. Scott, 
Fanny A. C. Scott, 
Ellen'c. Caldwell, 
Catharine Chandler, 
Walter Brownson, 
Lewis L. Bodine, 
William Stewart, 
Charles Earl, 
Charles Marsweilar, 
Abram Conkling, 
Elijah T. Dusenberry, 
Marcus D. W. Bicknell, 
Charles G. Triisdell, 
Edna S. Newell, Maverick Ch., Boston, 
Elizabeth W. Newell. 
Mirriam McMunn, Pres. Ch., Scotchtown, 



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HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



George Bowers, 
Alex. Doig Jackson, 
Josiah McBride, 
Mary Ann Miller, 
Margaret Jane Hays, 
Sarah Ann Marsh, 
Catharine Chandler, 
Mary Chandler, 
Elizabeth Gridle}^, 



Isaac Hasbrouck, 
Amos Bull, 
George Brown, 
Amey Fisbea, 
Harriet E. Hays, 
Susan Conger, 
Samuel Williams, 
Charles Minot, 
Sarah M. Simmons, 
Sarah Ann Bowers, 



Caroline M. Conger, 

NOVEMBER 13 th, 1842, 

Oliver Helmes 

FEBRUARY 12 th, 1843. 

Abigail McCutcheon, Marj^ Baker, Ps. c. Centre vl 

MAY 7th, 1843. 
Alexander M. Vance, Lucretia S. Weed, 



James Perkins, 
Elizabeth Ann Smith, 
Harriet Louisa Mains, 
Amelia C. Conger, 
Mary Patterson, 
Isabella H. Borland, 
Fanny B. Heallh, 
Sarah Ann Teller, 
Jane Ann Nichols, 
Eveline Graham, 
James Madison, 



Theodore A. Jackson, 
Agnes Lemon, 
Isabella Hill, 
Harriet Vail, 
Lucy Simmons, 
Sarah E. Brown, 
Margaret Kellers, 
Ann Martin, Pres. ch, 

[Goodwill. 
Elizabeth McCutcheon, 
[Pres. ch, Good .vill 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAX CHURCH. 27 

AUGUST 13th, 1843. 
Elizabeth Jackson, 

MAY 5th, 1844. 

Jane Wilkin, Levi Bookstaver, 

Elsey Ann Hatch, William Houston, 

Fanny H. Bodine, Nelson Cnst, 

Rachel Hardenbrook, A. E. Crist, Am. Ref. ch, 

Jane McDougal, [Hamptonburg, 

AUGUST 11th, 1844. 

Lousa Chapman, 2d Pres. Pamelia Conger, Canal 
[ch, Newburgh, [st. Ch, N, Y. cit}^ 

Elizabeth Milligan, Pres. Sally Ann Barnes, 

[Bethlehem. Charlotte Ann Miller, 

FEBRUARY" 9th, 1845. 

Francis W. Harmon, Martha McVoy, 

[Dutch ch, Geneva, Silas S. Harmon, 

[Pres. Ch, Geneva 

MAY 11th, 1845. 

Catharine Vail, 1st. Pres. ch, Deerpark, 

AUGUST 10th, 1845. 

Harriet E. Van Voorhis, Rebecca Righton. 

SEPTEMBER 7tH, 1845. 

Francis Newell, Sophia B, Walsworth. 



28 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 
c stands for Certificate, p for Profession of Faith. 

p William P. Harmon, c Mrs. Sarah A. White 

1846. 
c Oliver Van Cleft, c Mrs. Oliver Van Cleft. 

c Maria L. Wals worth, c Ilarvej^ McCutcheon, 

1847. 
c Mrs. Catharine Luquer, c Abigail GrifRn, 
p Esther Bocline, p Wm. H. Hasbrouck, 

p John Briggs, p Rose Anna Decker, 

p Letitia Bull, c Mrs. Elizabeth Burnett 

p Mrs.GeorgiannaGridley p Theodore W. Robbins 
p Elizabeth B. Tyler, p Virginia A. Neimeyer 
p Lucinda Sears, c Mrs. Isabella B. France 



Admitted daring Ministry of Rev. E. R. FaircUld, D. D. 

1848. 
c Mrs. Mary Sears, p Mrs. Cornelia Conger, 

c William I. Norris, c Mrs. Catharine Norris, 

c Mrs. S. VanAmringe, c Elizabeth Van Araringe 
c Mrs. Matilda Fairchild, c James O. Miller, Sr, 
c Ann JMiller, c Mary McBride, 

c Ann Miller, wife of Jonathan Miller. 
p Hugh Kelley, 

1849. 
c John P. Utter, c Sarah David Utter, 

c Nial T. Osborn, c Sarah Osborn, 



HISTORY OF THE PltKSHYTERIAX CH tmCH. 



29 



c Martha Cliandler 
c Job I. Drake, 
p James O.- iVliller, 



p Joseph V. Comfort, 
c Mrs. Job I. Drake, 
p Robert O. Brown, 



Admitted daring Ministry of Rev. Gideon N. Judd, D. D. 



1850. 



p Elizabeth Hubbard, 
p Jennette Goldsmitli, 
p Catharine Keller, 
p Mrs. Isabella T. Sears 
c Mrs. Mary Bannistei-, 



c. Mary E Judd, 
p Margaret Eager, 
1> Julia Hart, 
p Lavinia T. Wait, 
p Mary Wait, 
p Sarah Chandler, 
p Cynthia J. Vail, 
p Samuel J. Wilkin, 

p ?fJrs. Maria Smith, 



p Peter Booth, 
p Anna N. Tyler, 
p Mrs. Mary Ann Senior 
p Sarah Y. Sears, 
p Mrs. Mariett Caldwell 
1851. 

p Clarissa H Wait, 
p Mrs. Margaret Clinton 
p Nathan C. Vail, 
p Margaret B. Wait, 
p Benjamin Vail, 
p Annie E. Eager, 
p Melissa L. Graham, 
p Peter E. Miller, 

1852. 

c Mrs. Maria Goldsmith. 

1853. 



c James T. Newman, c Sarah Newman, 

c Mrs. Ruth McQuoid, c Abb^ Wilkin 



;iO HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

p Mrs. Dolly Ann Colman, p Hannah M. Perkins, . 
c Mrs. Sarah Myers, Harriet Myers. 

1854. 

c Alexander Beattie, c Cecilia B. Huntef, 

p Robert Brown, p Mrs. Harriet McNeal, 

p Emily Perkins, p Mrs. Mary J, TuthilJ, 

p Thomas Helms, c Mrs. Maria P. Hunter, 

c Mrs. Maria S. Bull, c Mrs. Jane S. Miller, 

1855. 

p Charles B. Hill, p Mrs, Harriet Borland, 

p Mrs. Adaline Diisenberry, p James Hunter. 

185G. 
c Mrs. Gertrude Comfort, c Mrs, Hester Wait, 
c Elias B. Littell, c Mrs. Eunice Littell, 

c Sarah E Littell, c Anna O. Neal, 

c Mrs. Sarah P. McNeal, c Mrs. Loretta Pitts. 

185V. 
]) Mrs. Mary Ann \Yilkin, p Keturah McMonagle, 
p Ann Elizabeth Miller, c John M. Quackenbos 
c Mrs Si)phia Quackenbos. 

1858. 
c Julia Graham, c Miller Van Keuren, 

c Mrs. Jane Van Keuren, c Mrs. E Van Keuren, 
c Mrs. Susan M. ^yilkin, c Halsey Topping, 
c Mrs. Amanda Topping, c Mrs. Francis Crist, 
p Mrs. Rachel Brown, p Malinda Sears, 



HISTORY OF THE PKESBYTERIAX CHURCH. 31 

p Jane W. Sears, p Mrs Elizabeth Blake 

p Lydia Ann Booth, c Mrs. Mary Moran, 

c James O. Scott, c Mrs. Annie E. Scott, 

c Mrs. Margaret Graliam, c Mrs. Mary A. Bootli 
c Mrs. Eliza H. Conning. 

1859. 
c Electus Douglass, c Mrs. Sarah E.Douglass 

c Steiner C. Theilgard, c Nancy Iloey, 
c Sarah Jane Topping. p Anna E. Blake, 

1860. 
Thomas Goldsmith, c Mary E. Congrer, 

c Sarah V. Conger, p Samuel H. Wait, 



Admitted during tlie Ministry of ReY. Dr. Fairctiild. 

1861. 
c Gideon Pelton, c Mrs. Sarah Pelton, 

p Sarah A. Pelton, c Mrs. Sarah Wood, 

c Louisa Wood. 



Admitted during Ministry of Rev. Joseph M. McNulty. 

1862. 
p Eliza Bull, Mrs. Hannah B. McNulty. 

1863. 
p Eliza Conklin, p Mrs. Zillah Dusenberry, 



S'J HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



c Mr. Dow, 

p Hannah Conning, 
p Charlotte Norris, 
p William McBride, 
p Sarah Dusenberrv. 



c Mrs. Dow. 

1864. 

p Mrs. E. M. Wilber, 
c Mrs. Anna Sears, 
p Mary Senior, 



1865. 
p losilah Millspaugh, c I. W. Stephens, 
c Mrs. Mary Stephens, p Mrs. Margaret Eager 
c Mrs. Mary A. Quackenbos. 



p Delia Giles, 
p Lizzie Crawford, 
p Theodore Shafer, 
c Mrs. Jane Wiley, 
p William Luquere, 
p Sarah Teter, 
c Thei-on N. Little, 
p Lsaae ]McCord. 

p Daniel .M. Wade, 
p George W. Decker, 
p James E. Myers, 
p Hannah Hadden, 
p Geoi-giana Comfort, 
c Mrs. Mary Leeper, 



1866. 

p Carrie L. Grid ley, 
c Mrs. Abby Hallock, 
c Isaac Wiley, 
p Mrs.Emeline Thompson 
c Mrs. Sarah Luquere, 
cMrs. Catharine Johnson, 
p Margaret Giles, 

1867. 

p Charlotte C. Wade, 
p William M. Topping, 
p Ferris Johnson, 
p Susan Jane Tino-le. 
p Mrs. Sarah Ann Yan- 
Keuren. 



HISTORY OF THK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 33 

c Mrs. Alary Leepei", c Alexander G. Russell, 

c Mrs. Emma Decker, p Mrs. M. A. Teter, 

p Constant Wadsworth, p Elizabeth Wadswortli, 

p Mrs.Sarah E Gillespie, p Henrietta VanVoorhis, 

p Hannah C. Wade, j) Sarah Ann McOord, 

c John C. Wilber, p William L. McKinney, 

p Mrs. Harriet H. Smith, p Mrs. Sarah Milligan, 

]) Amelia Chandler, p Jane M. Conning, 

]> ^ irgiiiia Conning, c James Vanderoef, 
e Mrs.HarrietVanderoef, c John J. Yanderoef, 

]) Jane Ann Boyd, c Mrs. Charles Miller. 

1868. 

p ]^)enjamin McKinney, p Mrs. McKinney 

p Mrs.Sophia J. lienedict, p Moses Millei-, 

p Fi'ederick Bodine, p Mittie Bodine, 

p Mr^ Keturah M. Mead, p Catharine Maloney, 

p Joseph M. Leeper, p Mrs. Eliza McKinney, 

p Joseph McNulty. 



Admitted during the Ministry of Rev. Richard Bentley. 

18G9. 

c T. Jansen Fowler, c Mrs. Anna Fowler, 

c Judsoii A Boice, c Christiana Boice, 

c Mrs. Anna Bentley, c Anna Bentley, 

c Eliza Bentley, c Mary Bentley. 

p Mrs. Nancy McNeal, p Catharine H. Crist, 



;U HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

c Elmer Harlow, c Mrs. Corlinda Harlow, 

c Mrs. Julia K. Hill c Mrs. Pliebe Tweddle, 

p Phebe Thompson, p Mary Topping, 

p Elizabeth McBride, c Mrs. Anna H. Titus, 

c Samuel Martin. 

1870. 

p Ralph E. Mowbray, p IMrs. Sarah I. Mowbray 

p Ferris Hulse, c Elizabeth Harlo\\% 

c Egbert I. Norris, c Mrs. Jane E. Norris, 

p Mary Anna Miller, c Ahial Decker, 

e Mrs. Sarah JaneDecker, c Amelia Decker, 

p Mrs. Jane Houston, p Mrs. Sophia Brannon. 

1871. 

c Mrs. Josephine Samuels, p Mrs. Anna Lees, 

p Virgil Comfort, c Mary Burns, 

c Mrs. Jane A. Shafer, c Mrs. CatharineWhite 



Admitted daring the Ministry of Rev. John V/ard. 

1872. 
p Martha R. Douglass, c Eleanor Brush, 

1873. 
p Lilian Helms, p Ctesaia Horn beck, 

c Mrs. Clara A. Ward, p W. J. C. Anderson, 
c Charles Brown, c Mrs. Charles Brown, 



1435260 



HISTORY OF THE PKESBYTERIAX CHURCH. 35 
1874. 

p William H. Senior, p Mrs. Bessie Senior, 

p George E. Senior, p Hannah Sears, 

p Mrs. Mary Ann Mead, p Isabella Mead, 

p Margaret Miller, p Jane Miller, 

p Georgiana B. Gillespie, p Harriet Vanderoef, 

p Mary Samuels, p Mary Ward, 

p Hannah Luquere, p Emma Conning, 

p Anna D. Leeper, p Jane E. Wiley, 

)) Margaret Drake, p Mrs. Hannah Deyo, 

]) Mrs. Olive Helms, p Mrs. Sylvester Morris 

p John L. Senior, p James R. Senior, 

Mrs, Murphy. 



Admitted during the Ministry of Rev. James C. Forsytlie. 

1875. 

p Hezekiah Giles, o Mary Ann Mowbray, 

c Mrs. Persis M. Forsyth, c Emma F. Millinger, 
p Charles A. Giles, p Edward W. Miller, 

c Mrs. ]Mary C. Decker, c Mrs. Mary Vail, 
c Alanson H. Gillespie, c Mrs. Elizabeth P. Gil- 

[lespie. 

1876. 

p Henry V. McNeal, p Agnes H. McNeal, 

p James H. Van Keuren^ -p Thomas W. Senior, 
p Theodore J. Crist, p Cecilia J. Crist, 



:?6 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



p George Senior, 
p Jolin White, 
p John J. Van Keiiren, 
p Susan Mapes, 
p Alice C. Sliafer, 
p Mrs. Kachel Kain, 
p James A. Bowman, 
p Andrew Wilson, 
p David Drake, 



p Samuel Giles, 

p Stephen D. W^ilkin, 

p Mary E. Van Keuren, 

p Mary W^ilkin, 

p Mary Alice Burnett, 

p Mrs. Esther H. Miller 

p Harriet E. Bowman, 

p Henry T. Miller, 

p Mar^^ E. Piggot, 



p Margaret Ann Hagan, ]) Georgiana Decker, 
p Emeline G. Jennings, p David B. Decker, 
p Jacob H. Gillespie, p Tliomas Wood, 

p Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, c Mrs. Sylvanas Howell, 
c Mrs. Rachel W. Giles, c Mrs. Sarah Ketcham, 
c Mrs. Sarah M, Gillespie, c Alice S. Gillespie, 



p Jolin W. Norris, 
p Benjamin Sears, 



p Mrs. Mary N. McNeal 



p John J. Decker, 
c William Titus, 
c Saraii W. Smith, 



1877. 

p William J. Smith, 
c Mrs. Martha Titus, 
c Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 
c MrsCharlotteClineman p Elsie Mead, 
c John V. Vail, c Mrs. Ellen Gilcrist, 

p William Conning, p Mrs. Mary E. Conning 

p Elizabeth McVoy, c Phebe P. Sears, 

1878. 

c Mrs. Mary Comfort, c Margaret C. Wilson, 
c Anna S. Wilson. 



HISTORY OF THE PRE}SBYTERIAN CHURCH. 37 

1879. 

p Susan Virginia Crawford, c Aaron Constable, 
c Mrs. Sarah F. Constable, c Sarah J. Bull, 
p Matilda Barnes, c Gertrude C. Barnes, 

c Robert Edwards. 

1880. 

p Alnetta Gillespie, c Mrs. Anna Vanderoef 

p Bartram G. Leeper, p Frederick McHugh, 

c A. B. Leggett, M. D., c Mrs. C. Leggett. 

1881. 

c Janies Sheard, c Mary Sheard, ' 

c jNIrs. Mary F. Crist, c Mrs. Anna Millspaugh 

c Mrs. Sarah M. Weller, c Lettie Weller, 

1882. 

p Grace O. Kidd, p Jennette Kidd, 

p Mary C. Decker, p Sarah Schoonmaker, 

c Mrs. Rachel Mile, c Matthew Smedes, 

c Sophia B. M. Smedes, c Georgiana Smedes, 

c Catharine J. Smedes, c Fanny Smedes, 
c Frederick Miles, 

1883. 

p Mary E. Clearwater, p Anna B. Sears, 
p Sarah S. Hawkins, c Fanny K. Norris, 

1884. 

p Jennie Wilkin, c Joseph Lawson, 



88 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

c Mrs. Emily Lawson, c Anna Lawson, 
c Isabella Lawson, p Estella E. Mattison, 

c Mrs. E. C. Mattison, c Mrs. Aletta Halstead, 
p Ida Wilkin, c Margaret Lj^nch, 

p George H. Van Keuren, 

1885. 

}) William H. Thompson, p Mrs. Susan Thompson 
p Mary C. Thompson, p Mrs. Esther Manny, 
p George Eager, Jr., j) Mary O. Burnett, 

p Ida La Hommedieu, p Phebe Jennings, 
p Ada Oris;, c Henry C. Smith, M.D. 

e Mrs. Minnie E. Smith, p Mrs. Eliza Clearwater 
p Ideletta C. Sears, p Hannah M. Sheard, 

p Laura H. Smedes, c Mrs. Jane Chambers, 

p Mrs. Mary F. Hackley, c Allan Cameron, 
c Mrs. Agues Cameron, c C. H. Van Blarcom, 
c EaunyJ. W.VanBlarcom c Mrs. Mary L. Bodine, 

1886. 

}) Sarah E. Molt, c Mrs. Sarali A. Waring 

J) Mrs. Ruth A, Jennings, p Katie Crist, 

p lj]mma Ketcham, p Jennie M. Leeper, 

p Mary David, p Mary Bell Crist, 

p Clara L. Crist, p John E. Logan, 

p Mrs. Jannette R. Scott, p Eliza Sears, 

p Townsend Bull, c Mrs. Mar^^ McComb 

c Mrs. Ellen Mowbray, [Bull. 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



39 



1887. 



c Jennie Morris, 
p Mrs Mary C. Squires, 
p Miller Van Keuren, 
c Joseph Stratton, 



p David B. Squires, 
p Charles Borland Hill, 
p Mrs. E. M.VanKeuren, 
c Emma Stratton, 



p Mary Lawson Hackle}^ p Sally Stratton Hackley 
p Cornelius D. Hawkins, 



■ 1888. 

p ..lary Elizabeth Comfort, 

p Delia Giles Bull, 

]) Charles R. Stanley, 

p Lizzie M. Chambers, 

p W^. H. Senior, Jr., 

j> Oeorge Eager, M. D., 

p Joseph Stanley, 

p George Stewart, 

p Mrs. Anna G. Hallett, 

p Fanny R. Morris, 

p Leah B. Morris, 

c Mrs. ('arrie ]\[. Turton, 



p Anna M. Gillespie, 

p Mary Ann Stanley, 

p Chas. Harvey Harris, 

p Susie B. Ciiambers, 

p N.P.Hill, 

p Mrs. Anna C. Bever, 

p Mrs. Charles Crist, 

p Estella Thompson, 

p Ada Deyo, 

p Maggie E, Morris, 

p John Miller, 



1889. 

p Jonathan Hawkins, p Titus Bull, 

p Harry W. Vnnderoef, c Mrs. Leah Lindsay, 

p Lizzie C. Vauderoef, p Julia N. Crist, 

c Mortimer Reeve, c Mrs. Fannie Reeve, 

c Miss^CharlotteJILReeYe. 

1890. 
c Elsie J. Ostrander, Ref . Church, Shawangunk. 
Edna Hawkins, Pres. Church, Hamptonburgh. 
c Rachel Hawkins, " " 

p S. Alice Norris. 



40 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



Present Members, 



Moses McMonegal, 
Mary B. Tuttle, 
William E. Sears, 
Eveline Graham, 
Mrs. Georgiana Gridley, 
Mrs. Mary Ann Senior, 
Julia Hart, 
Peter E. Miller, 
Mrs. Jane S. Miller, 
Julia Graham, 
Mrs. Susan M. Wilkin, 
Mrs. Eliza H. Conning, 
Mrs. Sarah E. Douglass, 
Carrie L. Gridley, 
Mrs. Jane Wiley, 
Charlotte C. Wade, 
Mrs. Mary Leeper, 
Virginia Conning, 
Mrs. Harriet Vanderoef, 
Mrs. Charles Miller, 
Mrs. Keturah Mead, 
Mrs. Nancy McNeal, 
Mrs. Julia K. Hill, 
Mrs. Jane E. Norris, 



Theodore L. Jackson, 
Ann Morris, 

Harriet Louisa Kimbark 
Mrs. Elizabeth Burnett, 
James O. Miller, 
Mrs. Marriett Caldwell, 
Margaret B. Wait, 
Thomas Helms, 
Keturah McMonagle, 
Mrs. E. Van Keuren, 
Mrs. Frances M. Crist, 
Electus Douglass, 
Mrs. Margaret Eager, 
Mr. Isaac Wiley, 
Daniel M. Wade, 
Mrs. Sarah Van Keuren, 
William L. McKinney, 
James Vanderoef, 
John J. Vanderoef, 
Frederick Bodine, 
Mrs. Eliza McKinne}-, 
Catharine H. Crist, 
Egbert I. Norris, 
Mary Anna Miller, 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



41 



Mrs. Sarah J. Decker, 
Mrs. Anna Lees, 
Ca?saia Hornbeck, 
Mrs. Bessie Senior, 
Hannah Sears, 
Isabella Mead, 
Jane Miller, 
Harriet Vanderoef, 
Jane E. Wiley, 
Mrs. Olive Helms, 
Mrs. Persis M. Forsyth, 
Edward W. Miller, " 
Mrs. Elizabeth Gillespie, 
Agnes H. McNeal, 
Cecilia J. Crist, 
Stephen D. Wilkin, 
Mary E Van Keuren, 
Mary Alice Burnett, 
Georgiana Decker, 
Jacob H. Gillespie, 
Mrs. Sarah M. Gillespie, 
John J. Decker, 
Mrs. Martha Titus, 
Mrs. Mary E. Conning, 
Mrs. Mary Comfort, 
Susan Virginia Crawford, 
Alnetta Gillespie, 
Bartrara G. Leeper, 



Amelia Decker, 
Lilian Helms, 
William H. Senior, 
George E. Senior, 
Mrs. Mary Ann Mead, 
Margaret Miller. 
Georgiana B. Gillespie, 
Hannah Luquere, 
Mrs, Hannah Deyo, 
Mrs. Sylvester Morris, 
Emma F. Millinger, 
Alanson H. Gillespie, 
Henry V. McNeal, 
James H.JVan Keuren, 
George Senior, 
John J. Van Keuren, 
Susan Mapes, 
Mrs. Esther H. Miller, 
Emeline G. Jennings, 
Mrs. Sarah D. Ketcham, 
Alice S. Gillespie, 
William Titus, 
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Smith, 
Elizabeth McVoy, 
Margaret C. Wilson, 
Matilda Barnes, 
Mrs. Anna J. Vanderoef, 
James Sheard, 



42 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



Mary Slieard, 
Mrs. Annie Millspangh, 
Mary C. Decker, 
Matthew Smedes, 
Georgiana Smedes, 
Fanny Smedes, 
Sarah S. Plawkins, 
Mrs. Emih^ Lawson, 
Isabella Lawson, 
Margaret Lynch, 
William IL Tiiompson, 
Mary C. Thompson, 
George Eager, Jr., 
j\Irs. Eliza Clearwater, 
JIannah M. Sheard, 



Mrs. Mary F. Crist, 
Mrs. Laura M. Weller, 
Sarah B. Schoonmaker, 
Sophia B. M. Smedes, 
Catharine J. Smedes, 
Anna B. Sears, 
Fanny K. Norris, 
Anna Lawson, 
Ida Wilkin, 

George H. Van Keuren, 
Mrs, Sui-an Thompson, 
Mrs. Esther Manny, 
Phebe Jennings, 
Idelette C. Sears, 
Laura II. Smedes, 



Mrs. Jane M. Chambers, Mrs. Mary F. Hackle^', 

C. H. Van Blarcom, Fanny J. Van Blarcom, 

Mrs. Mary L. l^odine, Sarah E. Mott, 

Mrs. Ruth A. Jennings, Katie Crist, 

Emma Ketcham, Jennie M. Leeper, 

Mary Ik^ll Crist, Clara L. Crist, 

John E. Logan, Mrs. Jannetta R, Scott, 



Eliza Sears, 



Town send Bull, 



Mrs. Mary McComb Bull, Mrs. Ellen E. Mowbray, 
Jennie Norris, Daniel B. Squires, 

Mrs. Mary C. Squires, Charles Borland Hill, 
Miller Van Keuren, Mrs. E. M. VanKeuren, 

Joseph Stratton, Emma Stratton, 



HISTOPwY OF THE FKESBYTERIAX CHURCH. 43 



Mary Lawson Hackley, 
Cornelius D. Hawkins, 
Anna M. Gillespie, 
Mary Ann Stanley, 
Charles Harvey Harris, 
Susie B. Chambers, 
K P. Hill, 
A[rs. Anna C. Bever, 
Estella Thompson, 
Ada Deyo, 
jMaorsrie E. Morris, 
John Miller, 
Titus Bull, 
Mrs. Leah Lindsaj', 
Julia N. Crist, 
Mrs. Fannie Reeve, 

Eisie J. Ostrander, 
Rachel Hawkins 



Sally Stratton Hackley, 
Mary Elizabeth Comfort 
Delia Giles Bull, 
Charles R. Stanley, 
Lizzie M. Chambers, 
William H. Senior, Jr., 
George Eager, i\[. D., 
Joseph Stanley, 
Mrs. Anna G. Hallett, 
Fannie R. Morris, 
Leah B. Morris, 
Jonathan Hawkins, 
Harry W. Vanderoef, 
Lizzie C. Vanderoef, 
Mortimer Reeve, 
Miss Charlotte T. Reeve 

Edna Hawkins, 
S. Alice :N'orris. 



44 IIISrORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 



CONFESSIOH OF FAITH. 



I, You Believe, That there is one only liv- 
ing and true GOD, infinitely perfect, tlie Creator, 
Preserver, and govenior of all things; that this 
one GOD exists mysteriously in three persons, 
the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, the 
same in substance, and equal in all perfections. 

II. That the Scriptures of the Old and New 
Testament are the Word of GOD, the or.ly infal- 
lible rule of faith and practice. 

III. That our first Parents were made perfect- 
ly holy; but, by disobedience, fell from the state 
in which they were created; in consequence of 
which, all their posterity are, by nature entirely 
sinful. 

IV. That GOD, in his infinite and sovereign 
mercy, has provided a Saviour, even JESUS 
CHRIST, His dearly beloved and only begotten 
Son, who having become incarnate, by his obedi- 
ence unto death, "even the death of the Cross," 
made a complete atonement for sin; so that, all 
who believe in Him obtain the forgiveness of their 
sins and a sure title to eternal life. 

V. That salvation is freely offered to all ; 
but that all mankind having by nature that carnal 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 45 

mind which "■is enmity against God," are so com- 
pletelv sinful that no one will repent of sin and 
believe in CHRIST, until GOD, according to His 
determinate and eternal counsel, renew his heart, 
by the sovereign and efficacious influence of his 
Holy Spirit. 

VI. That all true believers persevere in faith 
and holiness, being kept by the power of GOD 
through faith unto salvation. 

VII. That the Law of GOD, which requires 
{)erfect holiness of heart and life, is the rule which 
Ohi-istians are bound to observe. 

Vni. That Baptism and the Lord's Supper 
are Christian ordinances; the latter of which is to 
be administered only to professing believers; and 
the former to professing believers and to their 
liouseiiolds. 

IX. Thiit it is the duty of heads of families 
to maintain family religion by habitual religious 
instruction, and daily prayer with their households. 

X. That the first day of the week, "The 
Lord's day," is to be strictly observed in obedience 
to the fourth commandment as the Christian 
Sabbath. 

XI. That at the end of the world, there will 
be a Resurrection of the bodies of all mankind, 
and a day of judgment; when CHRIST, the Judge, 
will sentence the wicked to endless punishment, 
and receive the righteous to life everlasting. 



-IG MIS'IORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 



SENT OF BAPTISM. 



lieloved in the Lord: You present yourselves 
in tltis manner before God an<l tliose who are here 
to witness this transaction, that you may devote 
tliese, your (tliihlren, to God in tlie ordinance of 
haplisin. Tlie transaction is not a device of man, 
or a mere formal ceremony. It is an appointment 
of Jesus Christ, signiiic;vnt in its import, and in- 
volving solemn responsibilities, 'i'he application 
of water l(^ your children, in the name of tlie 
Trinity, will not, of itself, effect their renovation, 
or secure their salvation. It reminds you, how- 
e\er, that they are, by miture, entirely destitute 
of lioliness and totally deprived, an*] so stand in 
need of cleansing- by the blood of Cliiist and the 
renovating influence of His spii'it, ami that God 
has been plea<c 1 to enter into a gracious covenant 
with Ilis people, thi'ough the Redeemer, and to 
give t'neni a seal, or outward contirmation of this 
covenant, and of His faithfulness to its promises. 
In this transaction you profess your faith and per- 
sonal interest in this covenant, anil declare your 
conviction that these- children, \\'hom God has 
given to you, also have a part in the covenant, 
and stand so related to it that it is proper to ap- 
ply the seal of the covenant to them. You also 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 47 

profess to consecrate these children to God, to be 
His, acknowledging His right to use and dispose 
of them according to His own pleasure, and your 
obligation to train them up, in all the methods of 
His appointment, for His service. Let me remind 
YOU that the fulfillment of the obligation will put 
in requisition all your wisdom, and all the gracious 
aids which God has promised to His believing peo- 
ple. It V, ill be incumbent on you, according to 
tile measure of your ability, to instruct these, your 
t^hildron, iii the piinciple-^ of the religion which 
you piofess; to restrain them fi"om sin; to set be- 
fore them a godly example; and to pray with and 
for liiem. 

Tlieso, and all other known duties incumbent 
on you as Christian parents, do you, with the help 
of God, engage to perform ? 

[Baptism is here administered, and prayer offered for 
the Divine approval and blessing.] 



THE PUBLIC WELCOME OF MEMBERS. 



You do. now, solemnly and publicly confess 
the Lord to be your God; you dedicate to Him 
your soul and body, vour time, talent, influence, 
and all that you possess; and you promise, in re- 
liance upon His grace, to live a sober and godly 



48 HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 

life, in the denial of all unrighteousness, and to 
endeavor, in all your conduct, to adorn the doc- 
trine of God, your Saviour, by a faithful discharge 
of all your obligations, public and private, as the 
disciples of Christ. 

You engage to walk in Christian fellowship 
with this church, to study her peace and prosper- 
ity, to honor her discipline, to observe her ordi- 
nances, and to co-operate with lier in sustaining 
at home, and in sending abroad, the priviiegts and 
institutions of tlie Gospel. 

You also promise to maintain your Christian 
profession and to hold fast your Christian vows, 
whereever you may be called to reside; and that, 
should 30U have occasion to change your church 
relation, you will endeavor to effect the change in 
an orderly manner, and without any unnecessary 
delay. 

Do ijou thus covenant f 

[The church standing will then, through the officiat- 
ing Minister, welcome the new members in the following 
words:] 

In view of these professions we, the oi!icers 
and members of this church, cordially greet you 
as the disciples of Jesus Christ, and as members 
of His body. In His name, we welcome you to 



HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTEBIAN CHURCH. 



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fellowship with us in the duties and labors, in the 
hopes and joys of the Gospel. 

"The Lord bless you and keep you. The 
Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be 
gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His counte- 
nance upon you and give you peace." 

The undersigned, having been duly ap- 
pointed a committee to prepare and pub- 
lish a brief history of the 1st Presbyterian 
Church of Montgomery Village, N. Y., 
hereby submit the foregoin- as the result 
of their labors, with the hope that it may 
meet the approval of the congregation. 
THEODORE L. JACKSON, 
FREDERIC BODINE. 
Dated, June 1st, 1890.