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CONGREGilTlONlL SOCIETY AID CHURCH
IN BRISTOL, CONN.
ARTICLES OF FAITH, COVENANT,
STANDING RULES OF THE CHURCH-
TOGETHER WITH A
GATAmmm m mimiiis
SINCE ITS GATHERING,
CATALOGUE OF MEMBERS
APRIL. 1st, 1852.
[published by order of the church.]
H A RTF ORD I
PRINTED BY D. B. MOSELEY.
We have carefully examined the following Historical Sketch, and
the Catalogues of the former and present members of this Church, as
prepared by Tracy Peck, Esq., and find them to be as correct as can
be expected. And we believe it is in compliance of the wishes and
vote of the Church.
CHARLES G. IVES, ^
ELISHA C. BREWSTER, I
TRACY PECK, | ^, ,
CHAUNCEY BOARDMAN, )> ^ ^^^^7
THOMA5 BARNES, C Cmirmttee.
NEWELL BYINGTON, |
DANA BECKWITH, J \
Bristol, April Ist, 1852. |
The following statement was prepared by the
Hon. Tracy Peck, a member of the Church and
one of the Committee, and will explain to some
extent, the time and manner of the formation of the
Society and the gathering of the Congregational
Church in the present town of Bristol.
In the year 1721, the original eighty-four proprie-
tors of the lands contained within the limits of the
patent of the town of Farmington, procured their
lands lying within the present town of Bristol, to be
surveyed and lotted out at right angles, among them-
selves, according to their respective lists for the year
1672. This tract of land is five miles square, and
lies at right angles ; at the same time there was al-
lowed to two Indians, viz. Bohemia and Poland, a
lot of land containing one hundred and eighty-six
acres, and also a lot to said Poland of four and a
half acres — these lots lay adjoining, and upon them
these Indians peaceably resided for a number of
years. A portion of the village of Forestville stands
on these lots. The stream of water between East
Bristol and Forestville, called "Poland Brook," takes
its name from one of these Indians, and upon its
banks Poland lived. The ridge of land lying south
and south east of Forestville, called "Bohemia Bank"
takes its name from the other Indian, who lived on
the flat near its foot.
The permanent settlement of Bristol, by the Eng-
lish, is said to have commenced in the year 1727,
—the date of the earliest deed to an actual settler is
November 22d, 1727. The purchaser was Mr. Daniel
Brownson, of Farmington. This land Hes back of
the store of Mr. Rowland M. Andrews.
In the year 1728, Mr. Ebenezer Barnes, from
Farmington, and Mr. Nehemiah Manross, from Leb-
anon, took deeds of lands and settled upon them.
Mr. Barnes' deed included the lands now owned by
the widow^ Lydia Pierce and others. Mr. Manross'
deed included lands now owned by Mr. Ephraim
Downes and others ; meaning the place south of
Orrin L. Botsford's. These men raised families and
some of their descendants now reside here. Mr.
Manross, in 1735, purchased a tract of land now
owned by Elisha Manross, Esq., and others, upon
which he built a small house— the cellar of which is
now to be seen, and is about forty rods south of the
residence of Ehsha Manross, Esq. From 1735 to
the present time much of the lands contained in that
purchase have been held by his descendants.
In 1729 Mr. Nathaniel Messenger, from Hartford,
and Mr. Benjamin Buck, from Farmington, took
deeds. Mr. Messenger's included the lands now
owned by Orrin L. Botsford and others ; his house
stood on the other side of the road. Mr. Bucks' deed
included the farm now owned by xMr. Lazarus Hard,
and his residence was upon it. About the same year
Mr. John Brown, from Colchester, took a deed of the
farm lying between the lands of Mr. Ebenezer Barnes
and Mr. Nehemiah Manross — a small brown house
now stands on this purchase — the rolling mill also
stands upon it. The descendants of Messrs. ]\Ies-
senger, Buck, and Brown, have all left this place, as
In 1736, Mr. Moses Lyman, from Wallingford,
purchased and settled upon the place now occupied
by Mr. Hopkins Roberts and others. It is supposed
this was a very worthy man. It is not known that
any of his descendants reside among us.
In 1737, Mr. Ebenezer Hamblin, from Barnstable,
Mass., purchased and built upon a piece of land ad-
joining Poland brook; upon which he built and
resided, the cellar place is now to be seen ; he
afterwards moved and resided, as is supposed,
on the west side of the road, north of the
house of Orrin L. Botsford, where the cellar
place is to be seen. This man and his family
were one of the best families in the place ; his de-
scendants have long since left town. The Rev. Le-
onidas Lent Hamblin, D. D., of Cincinnati, Ohio, a
Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, is a de-
scendant of his.
In 1742,Caleb Abernethy, from Wallingford, bought
and settled upon the corner lot south of Orrin L.
Botsford's slaughter. The Harwinton and Wolcot-
ville Abernethy s are descendants of this man.
Between the years 1740 and 1747, David Gaylord,
Joseph Gaylord, Stephen Brooks, Caleb Matthews,
and others, from Wallingford, and Daniel Mix, from
Farmington, made purchases of land and settled
here ; the Gaylords in the south and south west part
of the place ; Mr. Matthews and the Brooks on
Chippin's Hill, which hill took its name from an In-
dian of that name. Mr. Mix was the first purchaser
of and settler upon the ground upon which Foster's
hotel, the Post Office, and other buildings stand.
Messrs. Abel Roice and Nehemiah Roice, from
Wallingford, were early settlers. Abel Roice built,
lived and died in the old house owned by Mr. Orrin
Ives, and Mr. Nehemiah Roice the one novv^ owned
by Jeremiah Rice, Esq. It is now more than a
century since these two houses were built. All of
these persons were Congregationalists, and attended
public worship at Farmington, then under the minis-
try of Rev. Samuel Whitman.
In October, 1742, the General Assembly on their
memorial granted them the liberty of winter privi-
leges, and to hire an orthodox and suitably qualified
person to preach among them for six months annual-
ly, commencing on the first of November, and the
Society was called '' South West Society," or Win-
ter Parish.' The first Society meeting was holden
on the eight day of November, 1742, and Ebenezer
Barnes was chosen Moderator, and Moses Lyman,
Messrs. Edward Gaylord, Nehemiah Manross, and
Ebenezer Hamblin were chosen Society Committee.
At this meeting it was "Voted, To hire preaching so
long as the Court has given us liberty." At a Soci-
ety meeting holden on the twentieth of December^
1742, it was voted to hire Mr. Canfield to preach
during the winter season. (This was Mr. Thomas
Canfield, a graduate of Yale College of the clas&
1739, and a classmate of the Rev. Samuel Newell.
Mr. Canfield was afterwards settled in Roxbury, in
1744, and died in 1795.)
At the session of the General Assembly holden in
May, 1744, upon the memorial of Mr. Ebenezer
Barnes and others, they were incorporated into an
Ecclesiastical Society, with the limits of five miles
square, and called " New Cambridge."
At the first Society meeting holden in New Cam-
bridge, on the fourth day of June, 1744, it was "Voted
that we apply ourselves to the next Association for
advice in order to bringing in a Minister as soon as
conveniently may be."
At an adjourned Society meeting holden on the
seventh day of June, 1744, "Voted that we would
apply ourselves to Mr. Joseph Adams, as a proba-
tioner or candidate, in order for settlement among
us in the Gospel Ministry." We can say nothing
more of this Mr. Adams, except that he graduated
at Yale College in 1740, and died in 1782,
At a Society meeting holden at the house of David
Gaylord, (the Eleazor Norton place,) on the fourth
day of September, 1744, Mr. Samuel Newell was in-
vited to preach to the Society ; also at the same
meeting, "Voted to attend public worship at the
house of Stephen Barnes." (This house stood near
the house of Mr. Alphonso Barnes.)
At a Society meeting holden December 3d, 1744,
" Voted that we hire Mr. Samuel Newell, for our
minister, in case it should be the advice of the Asso-
ciation, there being seven votes in the negative." —
And this invitation, or call, was again made to Mr.
Newell, at a Society meeting holden January 21st,
1745, and still again on the second of October, 1745,
there then being twenty-eight votes in the affirmative
and two in the negative. Moses Lyman, John Hickox,
Abel Roice, Abner Matthews, Stephen Brooks, and
Caleb Palmer, here entered a protest against the
management of said Society meeting, and consequent-
ly the meeting was adjourned until the 28th of said
October, which meeting met agreeable to adjourn-
ment, and " Voted to call a council of ministers to
hear and determine any differences among them with
respect to settling Mr. Newell as their minister, and
that the Rev. Samuel Whitman, Mr. Marsh, Mr.
Colton, Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Bissell, Mr. Elnathan
Whitman, and Mr. Curtiss, should be the Council,
with as many messengers as they should think fit to
bring with them." The council met on the 13th of
November, 1745. No record of the result of the
council is to be found ; but, after this a Mr. Ichabod
Camp, and a Mr. Christopher Newton, were invited
to preach in the Society.
At a Society meeting holden on the second day of
July, 1747, it was voted to proceed to the settlement
of Mr. Samuel Newell among us since the associa-
tion advise us to him ; *' and here it must be noted"
says the record, " that Caleb Matthews, Stephen
Brooks, John Hickox, Caleb Abernethy, Abner Mat-
thews, Abel Roice, Daniel Roe, and Simon Tuttle,
publicly declared themselves of the Church of Eng-
land, and under the Bishop of London."
At a Society meeting holden on the 20th day of
July, 1747, it was voted to apply to the Rev. Samuel
Whitman, of Farmington, Rev. Jonathan Marsh, of
W^indsor, Rev. Benjamin Colton, of West Hartford,
Rev. Elnathan Whitman, of Hartford, and Rev. Jer-
emiah Curtiss, of Southington, wilii their churches to
assist in the ordmation of Mr. Newell.
The ordination of Rev. Samuel Newell took place
on the 12th day of August, 1747, and the Church was
gathered at the Church-fast preparatory to the ordi-
nation, and consisted of about twenty male members.
Rev. Messrs. Whitman, of Farmington, Colton, of
West Hartford, and Curtiss, of Southington, assisted
at the fast and the formation of the Church.
In the month of March, 1746, Mr. Samuel Mes-
senger, a County Surveyor, in pursuance of a vote
of the Society, run out the Society lines, and placed
bounds at some of the corners, and also ascertained
the center, and there set a stake, and stones about It,
and this is supposed to be near the barn of Mr.
Chauncey Boardman. On the sixth and seventh of
October, 1746, a stake was set by a Committee ap-
pointed by the General Assembly, around which the
sills of the first meeting-house were to be placed, and
in 1747, the first meeting-house was erected, being
30 by 40 feet upon the ground. This house stood
about 60 feet a little to the north of east of the pres-
ent one. In 1770, the second Congregational Church
was erected, and the sills enclosed a stake ))laced six
feet west of the then old meeting-house, which had
been there placed by a committee appointed by the
Hon. County Court. This house was sixty-five by
forty-five feet upon the ground. In the spring of
1797, a steeple was built, by subscription mainly, and
attached to the north end of it, and in the. fall of the
same year, an excellent bell, weighing about 600
pounds w^as procured, by subscription, and placed in
In 1831, the present Church edifice was erected,
and is seventy-two by forty-eight feet upon the
ground, and stands about fifteen feet w^est and thirty
south of the old house.
At a Church meeting holden August 3d, 1842,
upon the report of a Committee, the following pre-
amble and resolve w^ere unanimously adopted, to wit
— " Whereas, Mr. Thomas Barnes, a brother in the
Church, procured and presented to this Church on
the first day of May, 1841, two three quart Flagons
of the value of twenty-six dollars each ; twelve cups
of the value of six dollars each ; four platters of the
value of eight dollars each ; and one vase of the value
often dollars; making a value in the whole of one
hundred and sixty-six dollars, being a full sett of
Communion Furniture, of the best double plated
Therefore, m consideration thereof, it is hereby
ResoluedfThat the thanks of this Church be presented
to the said Mr. Barnes, signifying to him thereby, that
he has laid this Church under an obligation to ever
pray for his prosperity, and the increase and growth
of grace in his soul, and that the Clerk present to
JVJr. Barnes a copy hereof." The old Communion
Furniture was given to the Central Evangelical
Church in Barkhamsted.
The first Pastor, the Rev. Samuel Newell, was
ordained August 12th, 1747, and continued its Pastor
until his death, February 10th, 1789, he being in the
75th year of his age. He lies buried in the south
yard. Mr. Newell was a native of Southington, a
graduate of Yale College, class 1739, — was married
May 4th, 1749, to Mary, widow of Timothy Root,
of Farmington, — her maiden name was Mary
Hart. It is worthy of notice that Mr. New^ell
is the only clergyman of our denomination that lies
buried in Bristol.
Rev. Charles L. Hungerford of the Methodist Epis-
copal Church, a son of Mr, Evets Hungerford, died at
Brooklyn, L. I., November 16th, 1845, aged twenty-
nine years. His corpse was brought to and buried
in Bristol, west yard. These two are the only cler-
gymen buried in Bristol.
The Rev. Giles Hooker Cowles, the second
Pastor, was ordained October 17th, 1792. The Rev.
Jonathan Edwards, D. D., of New Haven, preached
the ordination sermon, and the Rev. Timothy Pitkin,
of Farmington, Rev. John Smally, of New Britain,
Rev. Rufus Hawley of Avon, Rev.William Robinson
of Southington, Rev. Simon Waterman of Plymouth,
Rev. Benoni Upson of Kensington, Rev. Jonathan
Miller of Burlington, and Rev. Israel B. Woodward
of W^olcott, with their delegates, constituted the or-
daining council. Mr. Cowles was dismissed, by
mutual consent, May 24th, 1810.
Mr, Cowles placed upon the records of this church
the following facts, viz. — " No dissatisfaction was
manifested tow^ards Mr. Cowles in any respect, the
Society, as a reason for not doing any thing, mani-
fested their fears that some few might be disposed to
leave the Society from pecuniary motives ; but time
will determine whether they misjudged or not.
Mr. Cowles, at the close of seventeen years and
seven months ministry in this place, on the 27th of
May, 1810, preached his farewell sermon from He-
brews 13: 17. "For they watch for your souls as
they that must give an account, that they may
do it with joy and not with grief, for that is unprofi-
table for you," to a crowded assembly, who were
very much affected, and appeared to regret the un-
happy circumstances which rendered the trying part-
ing scene necessary. " Perhaps the instance was
never known that a minister and people ever parted
with so much harmony, but for wise purposes Provi-
dence has ordered it so."
" There were four seasons of awakening during
Mr. Cowles' ministry. 218 members were added to
the Church. 181 from the w'orld upon their profes-
sion, and 37 by letters from other churchs. Of the
218, — 74 were gone by death, removals and excom-
munications. The number remaining at his dismis-
sion 162 ; of these, but 17 were members when he
settled with them. The church parted with a truly
faithful minister, whose choice was to live and die
with them ; but he has gone, and the Church and Soci-
ety's duty is plain to endeavor to choose another who
will be faithful to the souls committed to his charge ;
to support him, and assist him to fulfill the arduous
task imposed on him." In about one year Mr.Cowles
removed with his family to Austinburgh, Ohio,where
he was reinstalled and remained until his death which
occurred on the fifth day of July, 1S35, aged sixty-
nine years. While at Austinburgh he received the
degree of Doctor of Divinity, from Williams College,
Massachusetts. Mr. Cowles w'as born inFarmington
on the 26th of August, 1766 ; was a graduate of Yale
College of the class of 1789 ; studied Divinity with
Dr. Edwards of New Haven ; was married Februa-
ry, 179.3, to Miss Sally W^iite of Stamford.
Rev. Jonathan Cone, the third Pastor, was or-
dained May 22d, 1811. The ordaining council con-
sisted of the Rev. Messrs. Dan Huntington, Middle-
town, Nathan Perkins, D.D.,West Hartford, William
Robinson, Southington, Jonathan Miller, Burlington,
Salmon Cone, Colchester, Noah Porter, Farmington,
and Luther Hart, Plymouth, with their delegates. —
The Rev. Dan Huntington preached on the occasion.
He was dismissed by mutual consent on the 19th of
March, 1828. We find no record made by Mr.
Cone of the fruit or success of his ministry among
us ; but we find that during his ministry here 254
\vere added upon their profession, and 54 by letters
from other churches ; total 308 ; and that 73 were
dismissed and recommended to other churches.—
Mr. Cone was afterwards reinstalled at Durham,
Greene County, New York, where he remained until
about two or three years previous to his death, when
he moved to New Haven, where he died January 4,
2 850, in the sixty-fifth year of his age. Mr. Cone
was born in Colchester, was a graduate of Yale
College, of the class 1808 ; studied Theology at An-
dover Seminary, Mass. He married Abbe Usher of
Rev. Abner Johnson Leavenworth, the fourth
Pastor, was ordained December 16th, 1829. The
council consisted of the Rev, Messrs. Joel Hawes, D.
D., of Hartford, Noah Porter, D. D. of Farmington,
David L. Ogden, of Southington, Luther Hart, of
Plymouth, Jonathan Cone, of Bristol, Jason Atwater,
of Waterbury, Darius O. Griswold, of Watertown,
Erastus Scranton, of Burlington, and their delegates.
Rev. Joel Hawes, D. D. preached on the occasion.
Mr. Leavenworth was dismissed by mutual consent
September 19, 1831. He has left no record of his
ministry with us ; but we find that during his minis-
try here, that twenty-three were admitted upon their
profession and ten by letters from other churches.
We find but five that were dismissed and recom-
mended to other churches, but it is known that others
were thus dismissed and recommended. He was
installed at Charlotte, N. C, in the fall of 1832, and
was dismissed on a call to the High Street Presby-
terian Church, in Petersburg, Virginia, and was there
reinstalled November, 1839. Mr. Leavenworth was
born in Waterbury, July 2d, 1803. Graduated at
Amherst College, Mass. 1825, and at Andover Theo-
logical Seminary, Mass., 1828. Married to Miss
Elizabeth Manning Peabody, of Salem, Mass., June
14th, 1831. She died a few years since, and Mr.
Leavenworth has married again, as we understand.
Rev. David Lewis Parmelee, the fifth Pastor,was
ordained February 29th, 1832. The council consis-
ted of the Rev. Messrs. Joseph E. Camp, of North-
field, Erastus Scranton, of Burlington, Noah Porter,
of Farmington, Luther Hart, of Plymouth, David L.
Ogden, of Southington, Laurens P. Hickok, of Litch-
field, their delegates, and Dea. George Stanley from
the church in Goshen. Rev. Laurens P. Hickok
preached the sermon. He was dismissed by mutual
consent on the 2d day of February, 1841, to take
effect with the close of that month. Mr. Parmelee
has placed upon the records of this church a full
history of his ministry among us. He says there
had been four seasons of special religious interest in
this church and out of it. He further says, " The
first had just commenced as I began my labors in
this place, the joyful intelligence that the evidence
was clear that God was present by the special influ-
ence of his Holy Spirit hastened my course hither ;"
that 157 members were added by profession, and
126 by letters, making the additions 283 ; that 103
were dismissed and recommended to other churches ;
4 excommunicated, and 55 died leaving on the first
day of March, 1841—399. Mr. Parmelee includes,
among the admissions during his ministry, 24 who
were admitted by profession January 8th, 1832, and
1 by letter the same day, for the reason that they
were admitted after he had been called to become
our minister. He was reinstalled at South Farms,
August 25th, 1841, where he remains. Mr. Parmelee
was born at Litchfield, on the 11th of November,
1795. He is not a graduate of any College; he
studied the higher departments of his literature and
the classics with the Rev. Truman Marsh of Litch-
field, and Louis Mitchell, Esq., and two other law
students at Litchfield, who took an interest in the
education of Mr. Parmelee. His theological course
was with the Re V.Joseph Harvey, D.D.,thenof West
Chester. Mr. Parmelee and Miss Sally Stanley,
(daughter of William Stanley, Esq.) of Goshen, were
married August 28th, 1817.
Rev. Raymond Hoyt Seeley, the sixth Pastor,
was ordained July 5th, 1843. The council consisted
of the Rev. Horace Bushnell, D.D., Hartford, Noah
Porter, D. D., Farmington, Elisha C. Jones, Soutl>
ington, Aaron C. Beach, Wolcott, Merrill Richard-
son, Terryville, and Harvey D. Ketchell, Plymouth
Hollow; with their delegates, and Deacons Sherman
Smith, Burlington, Roderick Stanley, Plainville, and
Brother Barnabas W. Root, Plymouth. Rev. Horace
Bushnell, D. D., preached the sermon. Mr. Seeley
was dismissed by mutual consent, on the 24th day of
January, 1849, on a call from a church in Spring-
field, Mass.,where he was reinstalled March lst,1849,
where he remains. Mr. Seeley has left upon our
records a very kind, tender and affectionate expres-
sion of his thanks for the many expressions of kind-
ness and affection received at our hands, with his
earnest prayers for the temporal and eternal happi-
ness of ourselves and families. We find upon his
record that thirty-two were added to the Church by
profession, and fifty-nine by letters during his minis-
try, and that 45 were dismissed and recommended
to other churches. Mr. Seeley was born at Norwalk
February 19th, 1812; he graduated at New York
City University in July, 1839, and at the Theological
Seminary in New York, in 1842. Mr, Seeley and
Miss Catharine L. daughter of Hon. Timothy Cowles
of Farmington, were united in marriage October Oth^
Rev. William Henry Goodrich, the seventh
Pastor, was ordained March 13th, 1850 ; ordaining
council. Rev. Messrs. Noah Porter, D. D., Farming-
ton, Elisha C. Jones, Southington, William Wright,
Plainville, James L. Wright, Burlington, Merrill
Richardson, Terryville, Aaron C. Beach, Wolcott,
William W. Woodworth, Berlin, and their delegates.
Rev. Chauncey A. Goodrich, D. D., New Haven,
Rev. Jarius C. Searle, Unionville, and Dea. Charles
G. Ives, delegate of this Church. The Rev. Ephraim
Lyman, Joseph D. Hull, Chauncey Goodrich, and
Erastus Scranton, being present were invited to sit
with the council. Rev. Chauncey A. Goodrich, D.D.
preached the discourse. Mr. Goodrich remains with
us, and since his settlement there has been added to
the church by profession fifty-six ; and by letters
thirty-four ; and during the same time, twenty- six
have been dismissed and recommended to other
Mr. Goodrich was born at New Haven, January
i9th, 1823 ; is a graduate of Yale College, class
1843, and of the Theological department in 1847.
Mr. Goodrich and Miss Mary Prichard, formerly of
Boston, were united in marriage at New Haven,
April 23d, 1850.
DE AC ON Si
The following persons have been Deacons in this
church, to wit — Hezekiah Kew, and David Gaylord
were the first Deacons, and were both chosen No-
vember 8th, 1747. Deacon Gaylord died April 23d,
1776, aged — years ; we cannot find when Deacon
Rew died. His wife, Abigail, died Nov. 21st, 1764.
His residence was near the house of Mr. Lott New-
ell. Stephen Barnes was chosen to fill his place,
and died March 21st, 1757, in the 43d year of his
age, and was buried in the south yard.
Elnathan Ives was chosen October 13th, 1757,
to supply the place of Deacon Barnes, deceased,
and resigned his office October 15th, 1764, and
died February 16th, 1777, in the 71st year of his age
and was buried in the south yard.
Elisha Manross was chosen April 23d, 1765,
to supply the place of Deacon Ives, resigned. He
served until his death, which occurred on the 18th
day of January, 1810, aged 83 years, and was buried
in the south yard.
Stephen Hotchkiss was appointed in 1774, with
reference to supply the place of Deacon Gaylord ;
and served until about the year 1780,whenhe moved
to Burlington, where he died in 1807, in the 89th
year of his age.
Zebulon Peck, Jr., was chosen to fill Dea. Hotch-
kiss place, and served until his removal to Paris^
Oneida County, N.Y.,in June 1801. He died at
Marshall, in said County, January 23d, 1820, aged
Josiah Wolcott was chosen September 30th,
1800, and officiated until he moved to Farmington,
Ohio, in 1808, where he died January 13th, 1838,
aged 83 years.
Bryan Hooker was chosen July 3 1st, 1801,
and sei-ved as such until his death, July 22d, 1826,
aged 62 years, and was buried in the north yard.
Ira Hooker was appointed September 16th, 1808,
and officiated until his death. He died November
30th, 1837, aged 78 years. He lies buried on the
Charles G. Ives was appointed to the same office
February 2d, 1809, and now holds and does the
duties of the office.
Reuben Hough was appointed October 6th,
1826, and did the duties of the office until 1828,
when he moved to Brooklyn, N. Y,, and thence to
Whitesborough, Oneida County, N.Y., where he died
July 9th, 1850, aged 63 years.
Elisha C. Brewster and Welles R. Byington
were chosen April 30th, 1830 ; they both accept-
ed and served. Deacon Byington until his death,
July 4th, 1849, aged 60 years ; he was buried in the
north yard. Deacon Brewster now holds the office
and does its duties.
The foregoing persons are all who have held the
office of Deacon in the Church, but several others
have been chosen but declined to accept.
ARTICLES OF FAITH.
Art. I. You believe that there is one only living
and true God, who is a Spirit, infinite in natural at-
tributes and moral perfections, that the mode of his
existence is such, as lays a foundation for the three-
fold distinction of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, who
possess the same nature and are equal in every
divine attribute and perfection : that he made, pre-
serves, and governs all things for his own glory, and
that in whatsoever comes to pass, he accomplishes
the eternal counsel of his own will in such a way
that man is a free and accountable agent.
Deut.vi. 4. Isa. xUi.8, xlv. 5. Rev. iv. 8. Job xi. 7 — 10 Rev. xix. 6,
Isa.lvii. 15. Ps.cii.24— 27. Mai. iii. 6. James i. 17. Ps, cxxxix. 1-12
Danieliv. 35. Romans xi. 34— 36. Ex. xxxiv. 6— 7. Matthew v. 48.
1 John iv. 8. Matthew xxviii. 19. 2Cor. xiii. 14. 1 John v. 7. John i.
1 & 3. Romans ix. 5. Hebrews i. 8. 1 John v. 20. Acts v. 3,4. Phil.ii.
1, 6, 12 and 13. Acts xiii. 2—4. Isaiah ix. 6. John viii. 56—58. Rev.
i. 8, 11. Hebrews i. 10 — ^14, xiii. 8. John x. 28. Matthew xviii. 20,
xxviii. 20. Rev. ii. 23. Mathewix. 4. Ephesians iv. 30. Heb. ix. 14.
Ephesians iii. 19. 1 Timothy i. 2. Matthew xii. 31, 32. 1 Corinthians
iii. 16, ii. 10, 11. Isaiah xl- 13, 14. Acts i. 16. Ephesians v. 9. Ne-
hemiahix.6. Matthew x. 29,30. Psalms ciii; 19- Acts ii- 23- iv.26
— 28. Eph. i. 11. Isaiah xlv- 7, xivi. 10- Josh. xxiv. 15. Romans
xiv. 12. Luke xii. 41— 48.
Art. II. You believe that the Scriptures of the
Old and New Testament are given by inspiration of
God, and are the sufficient and only rule of faith and
2 Timothy iii. 16. 2 Peter i. 21. Hebrews i.l& 2. 1 Peter i. lO&ll.
Isaiah viii. 20. Acts xvii. 11. Psalm xix. 11. Matthew xxii. 29. Gal, i.
Band 9. Rev. xxii. 18, 19. Luke xxiv. 27 and 44 and 45. John v. 39.
Art. III. You believe that God created man up-
right, that our first parents freely sinned and fell,
that in consequence of the original offence all man-
kind in their natural state are alienated from God,
without holiness and under the curse of the divine
Gen. i. 26, 27. Ecetesiastes vii. 29. Genesis iii. 6, v. 3. Rom. v.
12. Ephesians ii. 3. 1 Corinthians xv. 21, 22. Genesis vi. 5. John
iii- 6. Romans viii. 6— 8. Job xiv. 4.xv. 15. Psalm xiv. 1—3, li. 5.
liii. 1— 3. Iviii. 3, Isaiah i. 5, 6. lix. 7,8. Jeremiah xvii. 9. Matthew
iii. 7. xii, 34. Mark vii. 21, 22. Gal. v. 19—21. Romans i. 29—32.
iii. 9— 20. vii. 18. 2 Cor. v. 14. Colossians ii. 13.
Art. IV. You believe that Jesus Christ is both
God and Man in two distinct natures and one person
forever ; that by his obedience, sufferings and. death
he made a sufficient atonement for the sins of the
world ; that he arose from the dead and ascended
into heaven as Mediator between God and man, that
through him salvation is freely offered to mankind,
and that there is salvation in no other.
John i. 14 and 29. Isaiah liii. 3—9. 1 John ii . 2. Romans v. 8 & 19
Rev. V. 9. 1 Peter i. 18,19. Phil. ii. 6— 8. 1 Timothy iii . 16. Mat-
thew xivi. 28. Romans viii. 32. 2 Corinthians v. 15, 16. Mark xvi.
6 14 and 19. John xx. 11— 18. Acts i. 9— 11. 1 Timothy ii. 4— 6
Hebrews vii. 25— 27. John iii. 16. Matthew xi. 28— 30. Rev.xxii.
17. Acts iv. 10— 12.
Art. V. You believe that all those who will be
saved by Jesus Christ, were given to him as his elect
according to the eternal purpose of God, that by the
special influence of the Holy Spirit in their regener-
ation, they do receive him in the faith of the gospel ;
and that having received him they are justified by
grace through faith and have the sure promise of
being preserved by the same grace in holy obedience
unto eternal life.
John yi. 37 and 39. Actsxiii. 48. Romans viii. 28-39. ix. 11. xi.
5, 7, 28. Ephesians i. 4, 5, iii. II. 1 Thessalonians i. 4. 2Timo.i.
9. 1 Peter i. 2. Psalms ex. 3. Ezekiel xxxvi.26, 27- Zechariah iv.
6- John i.l2, 13. iii. 3 — 8. James i. 18. Titus iii. 5: Romans iii-
21—25. Ephesians ii. 8. Romans viii- 1 John iv. 14.x 29. 1 Peter
i. 5. Revelation iv. 18. 1 Thessalonians v. 9, 10, 24. 2 Theasalom--
ansiii.3. Philippiansi.6. 1 Corinthians x. 13. Job xvii. 9. Colos-
siansiii. 3. Hebrews x. 39. 1 John ii. 19.
Art. VI. You believe that although the saints are
justified by faith and saved by grace yet the law as
a rule of life remains in full force, so that perfect
holiness of heart and life is duty, and that the gospel
of free grace does not countenance or encourage in
any case to live in the least degree of sin.
Matthew V. 17, 18, 48, John xiv. 15. Romans iii. 31. \i. 1—23. 2
Corinthians v. 14,15.
Art. VII. You believe that Jesus Christ has a
church on earth, that in its visible form it compre^
hends all those who credibly profess the faith of the
gospel, that its sacraments are Baptism and the
Lord's supper, and that Baptism is to be administered
not only to believers (when not baptized in infancy)
but also to the children of their households.
Act3ii.47.xx.28. Romans xvi. 4,5. 1 Corinthians x. 32. xi. 2^.
XV. 9. Galatiansi.l3. Ephesians v. 24. i.23. Matthew xvm. 19.
Romans iv. 11. Acts ii. 38, 39-41. Galatians iii. 27-29. vl,^.
Genesis vii. 10. 1 Peter iii. 21. Luke xviii. 15,16. Acts xvi. 15,33.
1 Corinthians i. 16. vii. 14. PhiJippians iii. 3. Matthew xxvi. 26-28,
Mark xiv. 22-24. Luke xxii. 19, 20. 1 Cor. xi. 23,26.
Art. VIII. You believe that at the end of time,
the Lord Jesus Christ will descend from heaven to
raise the dead and judge the world, that then there
will be no further state of probation, that the right-
eous will be received into life eternal, and the wicked
will go away into everlasting punishment.
Psalm xcvi. 13. Ecclesiastesix. 10. xii. 14. Matthew xii. 36. xiii.
40, 42, 49. xvi. 27. xxv. 31-46. John v. 22-29. Acts x. 42. xvu.
31. Romans xiv. 10. Jude 14, 15. Revelation xx: 12, 13. 2 Peter
iii. 7-13. Matthew xxv. 10-12. 1 Thessalonians iv. 16. 1 Corinthi-
ansxv. 52. Psalm ix. 17.
Do you consent to these as articles of your belief?
You do now in the presence of the everliving God
and this assembly, avouch the Lord Jehovah to be
your God ; Jesus Christ to be j^our prophet, priest
and king, and the Holy Ghost to be your sanctifier,
comforter and guide.
You do deliberately, and forever, dedicate your-
selves and all you have to God in Christ Jesus, hum-
bly confessing and repenting of your sins, professing
to have accepted of salvation as coming exclusively
through Jesus Christ and as bestowed on you through
the rich and sovereign grace of God.
You do solemnly promise, in dependence on divine
grace, that you will make the word of God the rule
of your faith and practice, that you will carefully
observe his ordinances and institutions, that you will
walk worthy the Christian vocation, evincing a life of
piety towards God and of benevolence towards your
You do also cordially join yourselves to this church
of Christ, especially dedicating yourselves to the ser-
vice of Christ in it, engaging while you continue a
member of it, that you will walk with it in charity
and Christian affection, that you will seek its purity,
peace and edification, and that you will faithfully
employ, and meekly receive the admonition and dis-
cipline which Christ has ordained.
With an aflecting belief that your vows are recor-
ded on high, and will be reviewed in the day of final
judgment, to this Covenant you give your cordial
(Here the members of the church are requested to rise and stand.)
We, then, as a Church, do cordially receive you
into our fellowship and communion, and give thanks
to God, who we trust has inclined your hearts to
fear his name ; we promise to treat you with Christ-
ian affection, to watch over you with tenderness, and
to offer our prayers to the great head of the church
to enable you to fulfil the Covenant which you have
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 countenance upon you and give
Nov/ unto Him, who is able to keep you from
falling, and to present you faultless before the pre-
sence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only
wise God, our Saviour, be glory and majesty, domin-
ion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
TO BE USED IN THE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN,
You, who have now appeared in the Sanctuary
with the child [or the children] which God has given
you, believing that his Covenant is not only with his
people, but with their seed after them, and feeling
it to be a privilege thus publicly to dedicate your
offspring to his service, and have applied to them
the seal of that Covenant, do now sacredly devote
this child, [or these children,] to be His forever,
and, in humble reliance on His grace, do solemnly
engage to train it [or them] up in his fear, to instruct
it [or them] faithfully in His Word, to set before it
[or them] a pure and Christian example, and by all
«ieans in your power to prepare it [or ihem] for
admission into His visible Church on earth, and for
a place at His right hand forevermore.
Thus in dependence on the all sufficient grace of
Christ to make you faithful, you now Dromise^
[Here follows the administration of the ordinance as usual, after
which the Church will rise at the following words.]
We, then, your brethren of this Church, do cove-
nant affectionately with you, to regard this child,
for these children,] as embraced within our watch,
and to aid you in this great work by our sympathy,
our example, and our prayers. And may the Great
Head of the Church bless and keep you and your
house, and at length gather you and them into the
mansions of His Eternal Rest.
STANDING RULES OF THE CHURCH.
Rule I. That any person, wishing to join our
communion ; be first propounded before the Church
and Congregation, at least one Sabbath previous to
the Sabbath of admission.
Rule H. That a letter of recommendation from
any other church in favor of any individual wishing
to connect with this church, shall be publicly read
before the church, and if no objection shall be made
within one week after it is thus read, the pastor or
officiating minister is authorized to declare that in-
dividual a member of this church.
Rule HI. That any member of this church wishing
to remove his or her relatioiiship from this church to
some other church, shall be publicly announced to
the church, and if no objection shall be made within
one week, the pastor, or in case there shall be no
pastor, the clerk of the church is authorized to grant
Rule IV. That when any member of this Church,
removing from this place, shall suffer the space of
two years to pass without either taking a letter of
dismission, or in any way communicating with the
Church, this shall be considered a neglect of cove*
nant obligation, and no letter shall afterwards be
wranted without due satisfaction made to the church.
Rule V. Members of sister and other churches
in regular standing, residing among us, shall not be
considered as being included in the customary invi-
tation to communion in the Lord's supper for a
longer term than one year, except by a vote of the
church on their application.
Rule VI. There shall be appointed at the annual
meeting of the church, a committee not exceeding
seven, whose duty it shall be to assist the pastor in
the examination of candidates for admission to the
church, to conduct when necessary any investigation
before the church, or to obtain the assistance requi-
site to conduct such investigation ; but the existence
of this committee shall not be understood to release
any member of the church from taking the first,
second or third steps in the case of offences within
Rule VII. The offences which especially require
the exercise of christian discipline are such personal
injuries as interrupt a free and pleasant communion ;
all vices and immoralities which bring reproach upon
the christian name ; all departure from the essential
doctrines of the gospel ; and all willful neglect of
the essential duties of Christianity.
Rule VIII. We take the directions of our Saviour
in Matthew xviii. 15 — 17 inclusive as our rule in all
cases of ofience.
Rule IX. When it becomes necessary to tell a
fault to the Church, the complaint brought in due
form, with the names of the witnesses must first be
presented to the Pastor, or if there be no Pastor, to
ihe Senior Officer of tlie Church, who, as soon as
may be, shall call a meeting of the Church for an
examination of the case, and shall c&use the accused
to be cited, and the witnesses to be summond to be
present, giving them reasonable notice beforehand.
Rule X. No member shall be convicted but by
the testimony of two or three witnesses or that
which is equivalent. And we deem the evidence as
coming within that which the spirit of the gospel re-
quires which will prove by different individuals, the
same offence, neglect of duty or heresy in kind on.
different occasions, although as to each particular
but one can testify, and therefore recognize such
offences, neglect of duty and heresies as disciplin-
Rule XI. On the conviction of a member when
the offence is peculiarly scandalous and notorious, it
may be necessary to proceed to excommunication
immediately, but in other cases conviction should be
followed by admonition on the part of the church
previous to the final sentence.
Rule XII. Confessions before the church should
be made, only at public meeting?, and whenever the
sentence of excommunication is pronounced, il
should be done publicly.
Rule XIII. We consider ourselves bound to dis-
countenance reports which are injurious to the Chris-
tian character of any member, and the circulation of
such reports we consider a disciplinable offence ; but
whenever we have serious cause to apprehend that
any one has been overtaken in a fault, it is our duty
to go to him directly and lell it to him alone t if ou
the examination, there appears to be no sufficient
ground for the complaint, we are to do what we can
to stop injurious reports respecting it ; and in all
cases to endeavor, as far as possible, by private and
seasonable admonitions, counsels and prayers to set-
tle differences, and remove offences without a public
exposure of them.
Rule XIV. No member may refuse to attend
with the church on any ordinance of the gospel on
account of any offence committed by another
Rule XV. That if any member of this church-
shall offend or trespass against another in a manner
which can in the opinion of the aggrieved member-
be proved according to the word of God, and when
the steps which the gospel requires cannot be taken-
by the aggrieved member before the then next ad-
ministration of the Lord's supper, he may request
the ofifending member to absent himself for that oc-
casion only from this ordinance.
Rule XVI. We are under the same obligations
to members of other churches of our communion,
who reside among us, as to members of this church
in respect to private admonition in cases of offences,^
and when any one of them is not gained by private
admonition it is our duty to inform the church to
which he belongs.
Rule XVII. We acknowledge ourselves to sus-
tain a tender and responsible relation to the children
of the members of the church as recognized in their
baptism ; and we consider it our duty to afford each
other all the aid in our power in training them up im
the nurture and admonition of the Lord ; to cultivate
an acquaintance with them, to remind them of their
special obligations ; to do whatever we can to per-
suade them to comply with their obligations ; and
also freely to give each other and thankfully to re-
ceive whatever notices or admonitions may be need-
ful, in order to a discreet and faithful performance
of parental duties.
Rule XVIII. The ordinance of the Lord's Sup-
per shall be administered at least six times a year ;•
the first Sabbaths of every other month commencing
with January, shall be (providence permitting,) the
Rule XIX. The foregoing rules shall be read
before the church and congregation annually on the
first Sabbath on which the communion shall be ad-
ministered after the annual meeting of the church.
Resolved, In the case of non-resident members of
this church, who shall any time have been ten years
absent without regular dismission, and without com-
municating with the church, or (2) who have united
themselves to churches with whom we hold no com-
munion, or (3) who are reported to be of unchristian
walk or opinions, and from whom, after due endeavor
to correspond with them, no answer is obtained,, that
the watch of the Church be withdrawn from fhem,
and that in token thereof the words, ivatch with-
drawn, be affixed to their names in the record of
MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH,
SINCE ITS GATHERING,
In Ati^i^st, l'y4^, to A|>raS 1st, l§52.--To wit,
The Committee have much evidence to suppose,
and tlie presumption is, that the following persons
became members, at the time of its gathering, to-
gether with others whose names we cannot ascertain
as the church record previous to March 4th, 1750, is
lost, but those against whose names is this mark *
we find, by later record, were members.
Time of Death. Age.
*Hezekiah Rew, }
^Abigail, his wife,
Mary, his wife,
and his wife,
*Elnathan Ives, )
Abigail,his wife, (
*Miss Deborah Buck,
*Joslah Lewis, )
*Phebe, his wife, \
Widow, Sarah Bushnell.
Nathaniel Messenger, and his wife.
Nehemiah Manross, and his wife.
Ebenezer Barnes, and Lucy, his wife.
Joseph Benton, )
Sarah, his vile, )
Hezekiah Bunnell, ")
Esther, his wife, 5
Moses Lyman, >
and his wife, ^
and his wife,
Samuel Gaylord. "
John Hickox, i 17G5
and his wife, )
John Brown, >
and his wife, )
Abner Matthews, >
and his wife, J
and his wife.
David Rich, 1748 54
Abigail Deming, wife of Jacob, 1771 85
Rachel Rich, wife of David, Jr. 1757 33
And the following persons are supposed to have
joined the Church between the ordination of Mr.
Newell and the 4th of March, 1750, and those with
this mark * are proved to have been members by a
memorandum made many years after by the Rev,
^Stephen Hotchkiss, ) 1807 8^^
Thankful, his wife, ] 1760 42
Robert Cogswell, and his wife.
Daniel Mix, and his wife.
John Gaylord, 7 1753 19
and his wife, )
Samuel Williams, 1760 57
Stephen Brooks, 1773 71
*Zebulon Peck, ) 1795 83
*Mary, his wife, \ 1790 78
* William Jerome, 1794 77
^Joseph Gay lord, 1796 80
*Sarah,wire of Hezekiah Gridley, 1 796 89
*Mary,wife of Rev. Sam.Newell,l797 81
*Thomas Hart, 1801 87
*Joseph Rowe, " 83
*Eleazor Gaylord, 1810 88
*Widow Rachel Hart, " 87
Aaron Aspinwall, 1769 67
Here commences the Catalogue of Members ad-
mitted during the ministry of Rev. Samuel Newell>
with the dates of admission.
March 4th, John Gaylord, 1778 64
" John Hamblin.
August, Mahitabel, wife of William Barnes.
October 28, Sarah, wife of Na-
thaniel Matthews, 1764 32
September 24, Elenor Barnes.
April 8, Ann, wife of Andrew Naughton.
" Abijah Barnes.
January 3, Benjamin Hungerford,1790 84
February 3, John Hungerford, 1787 71
May 26, David Ryington, Jr.
November 3, Zebulon Frisbie, 1800 84
December 28, Zerubabel Jerome.
October 24, Jacob Roice.
November 11, Elisha W'arren.
April 17, Hezekiah Gridley, 1776 74
October 21, Abel Yale, ) 1797 65
Sarah, his wife, ) 1816 77
" Sarah, wife of Abner Mat-
thews, Jr. 1765 32
March 22, Mary, wife of Joseph Spencer.
August 10, Esther, widow of Matthew
Judd, 1775 61
August 2, Hannah, wife of Elisha Lewis.
Lois, wife of Abijah Barnes.
January 3, Asa Upson, 1807 78
June 6, Elisha Manross, 1810 83
February 20, Jesse Churchill.
May 29, Luke Hill.
June 19, Elizabeth,w^ife of Timothy Mix,1804 71
" Sarah, wife of David Newell, 1822 86
" Hannah, wife of Oliver Tuttle, 1779 67
August 28, Timothy Mix, 1800 75
Gershum Tuttle, 1782 73
March 11, Moses Parsons.
October 7, Ruth, wife of William Churchill.
December 2, Wise Barnes, 1815 90
February 10, Lois, wife of Ebenezer Hamblin.
July 14, Hannah, wife of David Barnes.
April 27, Mary, wife of Abraham Bartholomew, Jr.
July 13, Eunice wife of Elisha Fox, 1810 73
" Admitted from other churches, viz.
" Abraham Pierson,
" Olive, his wife.
" Martha, wife of Mason Cogswell.
September 28, Elihu Smith.
Nov.G, l\Iartha,wire of Dea.Elisha Manross,1789 55
*' 27, Daniel Row,
Rhoda, his wife,
March 5, Martha Norton.
March 27, Esther, wife of Joseph Stone.
May 27, Susannah, wife of Jonathan Pond.
Sept. 30, Rhoda, wife of Elisha Warren, 1823 83
January 20, Mary, wife of Luke Gridley, 1817 74
January 12, Joseph Hayford.
" Nathaniel Ingraham ; admitted
on a letter from Judea, (Washington.)
February 23, Eunice, wife of Abner Matthews, Jun.
April 26, Abner Matthews, Jun.
June 7, Eunice, wife of David Roberts, 1780 35
October 4, Lucy, wife of James Lee, 1828 83
November 1, Deborah, wife of Abel Peck.
December 6, Experience, wife of Stephen Norton.
February 7, Lucy, wife of Justus Peck, 1823 82
April 25, Jonathan Linsley.
May 9, Zebulon Peck, Jun. 1820 77
May 16, Eunice, wife of Jonathan Linsley.
January 9, Rachel, wife of Jessee Gaylord,1828 91
July 17, Kachael, wife of Matthew Hun-
gerford, 1811 74
" Jerusha, wife of Jonathan Fond, 1828 77
" Lois, wife of Benjamin Wilcox, 1792 44
July 31, Jonathan Pond, IS 1 7 78
January 29, Joseph Stone.
«' Susannah, wife of Zebulon
Frisbe, Jr., 1S38 86
May 21, Ruth, wife of Dan Hill, 1S09 64
« Rhoda, wife of x\aron Norton, .1812 64
June 1, Annah, wife of Elijah Gay lord, 1819 82
'' Lucy, wife of Amos Gaylord.
September 24, Amy Newell, 1797 41
October 22, Samuel Lewis, ) 1819 72
Eleanor, his wife, ) 1804 55
Dec. 31, Mary, wife of Jacob Hungerford, 1806 56
January 14, Ruth, wife of Abel Lewis, 1820 66
" 28, Eunice, wife of Samuel Adams, Jr. 1822 74
February 4, Mary, wife of Freeman Up-
son, by letter from Roxbury, Mass., 1816 62
February 11, Theodore Root, 1824 82
Rebecca, his wife, S 1814 71
June 30, Elijah Gaylord, 1796 60
July 28, Thomas Hungerford, ISIO 67
December 29, Capt. Amos Barnes.
March 9, Isabel, wife of Abraham Warren.
March 23, Joseph Byington, 1798 63
June 1, Chloe, wife of Andrew Jerome.
September 28, Samuel Brockway, 1806 89
Sept. 20, Huldah, wife of James Hadsell, 1827 S3
October 16, Widow Abigail Peck, 1824 75
August 1, Widow Phebe Roberts.
August 15, Thankful, wife of Daniel Rowe.
October 29, Judah Barnes.
Feb. 11, Hannah, wife of Joseph Byington,lS19 67
April 14, Rachel, wife of Samuel Hotchkiss,18o3 79
From April 14, 17S2, to October 17, 1792, we
have no record of the admission of members to the
Church, but we have other evidence fully satisfac-
tory to the Committee, that the following persons
united with the Church during said period, and we
sr€ of the opinion that a number of other persons
also united with the Church during that time, but
we have failed to find the evidence.
Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Amos Barnes.
Ruth, wife of Roice Lewis, 1821 69
Lois, wife of Samuel Beckwith.
Annah, wife of Timothy Hungerford.
Mercy, wife of Zachariah Hitchcock.
Widow Mary Cole,
Levi Hungerford, > 1814 74
Sarah Hungerford, > 1836 94
Josiah Holt, > 1810 55
Kezia Holt, ] 1^11 64
Amasa Ives, ") 1817 69
Huldah Ives, ) 1810 60
Joshua Phinney, 1821 65
William Richards, > 1825 70
Polly Richards, > 1827 70
Esther Rowe, 1830 62
Isaac Hall, > 1814 75
Lois Hall, > 1798 57
Joel Benham, ") 1803 74
Esther Benham, > 1795 65
Naomi,wife of Thomas Hungerford, 1792 45
Isaac Norton, ") J 793 82
Mary Norton, > 1791 82
Isaac Brooks, 1797 65
William Wheeler, 1798 63
Dan Hill, 1799 65
*Lucy,wid. of Ebenezer Barnes, Jr.l799 74
*Lucy, wife of Noah Byington, 1798 32
*Widow Lucetta Gridley, 1803 77
^'Naomi, w^ife of Samuel Adams, 1796 70
*Widow Polly Smith, 1803 30
*Samuel Brooks, >
*Lyclia BrooKs, 5
*Sal]y, wife ol Thaddeus Rich,
*Capt. Daniel Barnes,
*Polty, wife of Lot Gridley,
*Widow Lydia Richards,
*Widow Eunice Cowles,
*Widow Phebe Webster,
* Widow Martha Upson,
*Sally, wife of Dan Hill,
*Samuel Churchill, and his wife.
*Saul Upson. ">
*Rebecca Upson. >
*Luc3^ wife of Luke Adams, 1829 71
*Sarah, wife of Ebenezer Norton, 1795 88
*Ira Churchill, 1835 71
*Simeon Hart, ) 1800 64
*Sarah Hart, \ 1800 62
*Hepsibah, wdfe of John Woods, 1793 58
Number admitted as near as can be ascertained
before the 4th of March, 1750, 59
Number admitted from March 4th, 1750,
to April 14th, 1782, as copied from Rev.
Mr. Newell' s record, 96
Number admitted from April 14th, 1782,
to March, 1793, as near as can be ascertained, 63
Total, as above, 218
Rev. Giles Hooker Cowles, D. D., was or-
dained October 17th, 1792, and dismissed May
24th, 1810. During his ministry the following
persons were admitted to the Church upon their
profession, viz :
March. Rachel, wife of Lament Peck, 1817 60
" Mary, wife of Jesse Gaylord, Jr.l818 62
April. Widow Jemima Wadsworth.
June 2, Samuel Gaylord, 1850 82
October 27, Enos Ives, > 1830 76
Eunice Ives, > 1832 74
December 1, Jacob Bartholomew, 1805 70
" Widow Comfort Peck.
" Annah, wife of Samuel Deming,1796 72
Reuben Ives, 1823 80
November 2, Eli Lewis, Jr. 1839 66
December 28, Samuel Deming, 1796. 72.
January 4, Sally, wife of Rev. Giles H. Cowles.
" Charlotte, wife of JabezPtoberts,1834 71
'' Sally Barnes, 1796 22
March 1, Anne, wife of Eli Lewis, 1800 58
Roger Lewis, ) 1832 75:
Phebe Lewis, > 182S 73
Sarah,wife of Samuel Newell,1836 79
July 5, Hannah, wife of Joel Norton, 1821 70
October 11, Samuel Adams, Jr. 1818 69
Falla, wife of Gideon Roberts,lS27 68
Sarah, wife of Mark Lewis, 1843 76
October 25, Jonathan Pond, Jr.
January, Stephen Rovre, )
'' Lurenda Rowe, \ 1798 37
'' Gilbert Hart, 1847 84
" Mrs, Mary Hart, 1824 58
" Selh Hart, ) 1852 87
'^ Mary Hart, y ' 1.839- rt74
September 4, Solomon Rowe, >
November 20, Jerusha Rowe, 3
Sybil, wife of Ithurel Hart, 1837 74
April 30, Eunice, wife of Zachariah ^ ^ ^^
^ Beckwith, 1846 82
" Anna Bates, 1815 56
September 24, Isaac Norton, )
Esther Norton, \ 1809 55
Bazaleel Bowen, 1832 7a
November 5, Charlotte, wife of John Gaylord,
Elizabeth, wife of Abel Bradley,l8l6 7^
May 6, Lois, wife of Abel Hendriek, 1842 83
"A year never to be forgotten" says the record of
Dr. Cowles —
March 31, Noah Byington, 1834 72
Elijah Manross, ) 1832 71
" Martha Manross, S
" Clarissa, wife of David Grannis,
Lucy, wife of Samuel Gaylord, 1828 61
" Ruth Manross,
CatyWolcott, 1826 44
May 19, Widow Margaret Hungerford,
" ^' Mindwell, wife of Dea. Zebulon
Peck, 1828 73
*« Jemima,'wifeof JosiahPeck, 1850 90
" William Lee, ) 1828 83
" Elizabeth Lee, \ 1821 78
" Hannah, wife of George Mitchell,1808 32
'' Martha, wife of David Lewis, 1836 82
" Reuben Ives, Jr. ")
" Lucy Ives, 5 1815 35
" Widow Caty Gaylord, 1840 94
" Whiting Russell,
Amasa Ives, Jr.
oah Lewis, 1846 70
hel H. Norton, 1836 58
Anne Lewis, 1814 46
Ch]oe,wife of James Hadsell, Jr.1850
Thankful Clark, ,
Freeman Upson,' Jj
Daniel R. Wolcott^
May 19, Rhoda Lewis,
" Rebecca Lewis,
*' Olive Lewis,
" Keturah Ives,
" Haldah Ives,
" Almira Smith,
*' Amanda Lee,
" Betsey Chubb,
'* Mamre Lowrey,
" 27, Lois, wife of Elisha Warren,
July 28, Lament Peck, 1S23
" Mahitabel,wife ofThomas Jerome, 181 5
" Sarah, wife of Daniel Barnes,
" Samuel McKee, ") IQ37 qq
" Electa McKee,
" Gordon Johnson,
^' Lott Grid ley, 1349 ^,
" Truman Norton,
" Lucia Gildcrsleeves,
" Chloe Byington,
" Clarissa, wife of James Lee, Jr
" Phiio Ives,
August 4, \Yilliam Thorp, i
Catharine Thorp, \
September 29, Widow Lydia Thompson,
Abigail, wife of William Rich,
" Hannah, wife of Ashbel Mix,
September 29, Nancy Bartholomew,
" Lois Upson, 1811 26
January 19, Joseph Parmelee,
'• 26, Thomas Barnes, ) 1825 82
. " Esther Barnes, \ 1819 75
" Polly, wife of Elisha Langclon,
Polly, wife of Luther Tuttle, 1808 29
" Josiah Lewis, 1803 64
" Martin Byington, 1821 54
" Asahel Barnes,
" Samuel Rich, 1845 66
" William Jerome, ; 1821 65
" Phebe Jerome, ) 1804 44
" Moses Ives, and Lydia Ives.
« Titus Merriman, ) 1848 80
« Polly Merriman, \ 1823 50
" Rutheda,wife of Billy K. Peck,1815 45
" Ruth, wife of Thomas Jerome, Jr.l809 37
" Hannah, wife of Samuel Peck,
" Rosannah Bradley,
" Sarah, w^ife of John Winston, 1846 81
April 6, Widow Keturah Lindsley, 1824 74
'' Mrs. Polly Byington, 1844 75
" Eunice Ives, 1843 63
" George Upson, 1822 62
" Joseph Byington, 1844 65
" Joseph Ives,
June 1, Eli Lewis, 1831 88
" Isaac Norton, 1831 82
" Asahel Cowries, ) 1829 60
" Rosannah Cowles, ) 1847 77
" Rachel, wife of Stephen Rowe,
August 3j Sally, wife of Thomas Gridley,
" Hannah Ingraham,.
December 7, David Lewis, 1818 65
" Mercy Webster, 1801 21
June 7, Ira Hooker, 1837 78
July 26, Almira Rich,
January 24, Amy, wife of Ira Hooker, 1835 66
" Elizabeth, wife of Truman Norton.
September 25, Widow Ada Hill.
August 4, Olive Pierce.
Febuary 9, Israel Barnes,
May 4, Charles Grandison Ives,
January 25, Nancy, wife of Dea. Bryan Hooker,
, Zachariah Beckwith,
October 4, Aaron Norton,
December 27, Widow Phila Wilcox,
1, Widow Rhoda Russell,
Viah, wife of Aaron Norton,
Eliza,wife of Daniel R.Wolcott,1809
Ruth P. Lewis,
January 28, Ira Ives, ) 1848 73
*' Cynthia Ives, )
" Joseph C. Baldwin,
** Rosetta Baldwin,
" Ruth, wife of Clark Carrington,
" Marcus Shepherd,
'* Samuel Waterman,
" Chauncey Boardman,
" Barnabas Churchill,
" Major Churchill,
March 25, Lazarus Hard,
May 20, Sheldon Rich, ^ 1828 45
" Lorene Rich, 5
'« Azariah Johnson, } 1821 4^
" Miranda Johnson. |
The following, persons^^ were admitted to the
Church during Mr. Cowles' ministry by letters from
other Churches — viz ;
Abigail, wife of Dea. Elisha Manross, ch. Saybrook,
Rachel, wife of Isaac Ingraham, ch. Branford.
Lois, wife of Ira Churchill, ch.Southington,1845 75
Simeon Fuller, )
Eunice Fuller, \ Southington, 1803 67
Josiah Wolcott, ) 1838 83
Lydia Wolcott, \ Rocky Hill, 1805 48
Dr. Oliver Fuller, and Alice Fuller, Kent.
Alice Fuller, Jr., Kent.
Thomas Fancher, and Eunice Fancher, Paris, N. Y.
Ebenezer Barnes,, and Jerusha Barnes, Plymouth,
^eviah, wife of Jonathan Board-
man, Rockyhill, 1824 60
Rebecca, wife of Jacob Bartholomew, Jr.
ch. Burlington, 1812 42
Widow Ruth Gridley, ch. New Britain, 1811 91
Betsey Gridley, " 1826 69
Oliver Gridley, ) " 1831 80:
Huldah Gridley, \ " 1820 63
Hannah, wife of Lazarus Hard, ch. Watertown.
Mary, wife of Eliphalet Johnson, ch. Woodbridge.
Rhoda, wife of Gardner Dodge, ch. Paris, N.Y.
Enos Root, ) ch. Waterbury, 1821 64
Martha Root, ] « 1825 64
Moses Root, '« 1802 23
Enoch Thomas, ) ch. Cheshire.
Sarah Thomas, \ " 1807 52
Eunice, wife of Elias Perkins, ch. Woodbridge.
EunicCj wife of Jacob Bartholomew, ch.
Plymouth, 1816 66,
John Hart, ch. Southington,
Lydiajwife of Reuben Ives, ch. Meriden, 1830 79
Sally, wife of David NortonjCh. Plymoulh,1818 40
Phebe, wife of Noah Lewis, ch. Farmington.
Anne, wife of John Bradley, Woodbridge,1815 3G
Seth Richards, ^ Farmington, 1852 88
Salome Richards, ] " 1838 73
By Profession, 181.
By Letter, 37.
The following persons were admitted by profes-
sion while the Church was destitute of a Pastor,viz.
February 17, William Rich, 1828 40
" Bryan Richards.
" Alva Jerome.
Rev. Jonathan Cone was ordained May 22d, 1811.
During his ministry the following persons were ad-
mitted to the Church by profession.
April 12, Welles R. Byington, 1849 60
" Samuel Root, 1829 44
" Joel Root.
" Ebenezer R. Scovi!.
" Gad Lewis.
" Harvey Gay lord, 1817 23
" Mary Beckwith, 1824 55
" Piera Ives.
" Abbe Rich.
" Mrs. Sarah Bradley, 1815 33
Lucinda Hills. 1846 55
April 3, Rhoda, wife of Ephraim Culver, 1829 46
June 10, Orville Barnes, 1845 48
February 5, Anne King.
April 2, Mrs. Zadda Hungerford, 1847 74
" Widow Elizabeth Tuttle.
June 4, Lucy Gaylord.
" Thankful Gaylord, 1828 31
August 13, Widow Anne Yale, 1830 71
'* Shadrack Pierce, and Sally Pierce.
** Annah, wife of Chester Lewis, 1833 47
February 4, "A day never to be forgotten."
" Widow Sarah Wheaton.
" Lydia, wife of Amasa Adams, 1836 76
" Widow Elizabeth Johnson.
'* Ithurel Hart, 1838 78
James Holt, > 1826 76
Chloe Holt, ]
'' Thomas Barnes, Jun. )
" Rosannah Barnes, ) 1836 60
♦' John Birge, )
« Betsey Birge, s 1844 57
" Polly, wife of Joseph Byington, 1833 61
" Lurene, wife of Asahel H. Norton.
" Eunice, wife of Eii Lewis, Jr. 18.^1 64
" Betsey,wifeofJonathanPond,Jr.l8l8 32
" Levia, wife of Chauncey F, Andrews.
" Charles Sage, ) 1835 40
Sally Sage, S
'• Cyrus Lewis, and Olive Lewis.
" Roxanna, wife of Chauncey Boardman.
" Betsey, wife of William Rich.
'« Chester Lewis.
" Marilla Adams, 1827 29
*' Nancy Adams,
" Alpheus Bradley, 1822 28
" Sheldon Lewis.
" Electa Lewis.
" Nancy Mix.
*' Sally Frisbie.
February 4, Lydla Hart, 1830 46
*« Asahel Mix.
** Greorge Hooker.
" William Church.
" Asa Beckwith, 1848 52
" Eunice Payne.
" Sally Barne&o
" Belinda Ives.
■** Caroline N. T. Merriman.
^* Eveline Barnes.
♦* Salome Deming.
•<* Justus P. Hard.
** Hiram Jerome.
^' Nancy Hills. |
Aprils, Abel Yale, • 1847 73 ;
" Aaron Norton, Jr. 1825 43 |
David Norton, 1847 69 I
« Dana Beckwith. |
« Clark Carrington. |
« Irene, wife of Abner Brown.
Sally Russell, 1835 38
<* Anne Russell, 1837 39
'' Rachel Gaylord, 1827 36
" Anne Hooker.
" Patty Boardman.
'' Ruth N. Upson.
August 4,Mahitabel,wife of BenjaminHart,1848 84
" Abigail G.wife of Joel Baldwin,1851 80
*« Esther, wife of Luman Carrington.
Isaiah Norton, > 1830 49
« Hannah Norton, )
" Br3^an Churchill.
April 6, Nancy, w^ifc of Dana Carrington.
" Samuel W. Gaylord.
June 8, Luke Adams, " 1831 75
*' Lydia Churchill, 1843 87
Septembef7, Mary Ann Pierce, - 1848 62
Jdne 5, Emily Curtiss, 1818 2^
June 3, Orrin Jerome, 1851 60
'' Sally Matthews.
November 5, Alanson Richards.
May 27, "Another day never to be forgotten."
'' James Lee, 1823 80
** Eleazor Norton, 1825 75
" Abel Allen, 1832 83
Phebe, wife of Isaac Norton, 1843 88
'' Widow Ruth Brooks, 1841 73
" Almira, wife of Roger Norton.
*' Catharine, wife of Elias B. Foot.
** AsaBartholomew,and Charity ,^his wife.
•<< Newell Byington, >
** Hetty Byington, > 1833 54
*' Roswell Brainard, )
-"' Anne Brainard, 5 1^40 48
*' • Clarissa, wife of Seth Gaylord. —
** Damaris Lewis, 1845 71
^' Martha Norton, 1848 57
George Bulkley, > 1831 41
Mahitabel Bulkley, >
James Adams, >
Electa Adams, > 1843 54
John G. Cowles, ")
Sally Cowles, 5 1835 46
Elisha C. Brewster, )
Elizabeth Brewster, )
Fanny,wife of Norman Lewis,l 839 4S
Mary, wife of Bryan Churchill.
Lucy, wife of Theophilus Smith.
Betsey, wife of James Hart*
Frederick Board man,
Richard A. Ives,
Edward C. Ives.
George H. Lewi:^,
George W. Bartholomew.
Luther L. Tuttle.
Joseph W. B3dngton.
Eli H. Byington.
Noah H. Byington.
Julius C. Hard.
Abel G. Peck.
Porteus R. Ives.
Orrin M. Langdon.
May 27, Austria Griggs.
Julia Ann Jerome.
Nancy Bradley, 1841
19, Noah Root.
Salome, wife of John Case.
Seth Gaylord. 1829
Dennis Rich, ) 1827
Levia Rich, )
Alonzo Thompson, ) 1835
Tryphenia Thompson, >
Williams Darrow, and Dotha, his wife.
Richard Peck, and Sophia, his wife.
Laura Gridley, 1849
John Bacon, ) 1838
Harriet Bacon, )
Widow Emily Hinsdale.
Wyllis Lewis, ) 1826
Levina Lewis, )
Sophia Lewis, 1827
Mary, wife of Wilham Johnson, 1837
Ashbel Mix, 1851
Sophia, wife of Phihp Barnes.
November 4, Widow Lydia Warner.
Lucinda Shaylor, 1844
Nathaniel Wf Bishop, > 1832
Esther Bishop, 5 1844
Flora Bishop, 1841
7, Martin Hart, and Sally, his wife.
, Alniira, wife of Hopkins Roberts.
Laura, wife of Ira Lewis.
Chloe Steele, 1847
, Eiisha HoiCon.
Ehsha Manross, and Maria, his wife.
Eli as Horton.
Philander S. Beckwith, 1835
Winslow Culver. 18 30
Jesse Gaylord, 1851
Lawson C. Ives.
Lucy, wife of Thomas Botsford, 1847
Jerusha, wife of Mark Norton, 1831
Hannah, wife of Ehada Tuttle.
Clarissa, wife of Alvah Gridley.
Lucy C. wife of Ransom Mallory.
Abigail, wife of Harry Henderson.
Emeline Peck. 1836
Ann p. Peck.
May 30, Sally Gridley.
" Emeline Lee.
" . Selina Lee.
" Emily Peck, 1851 46
" Angeline Peck.
" Loretta Norton. >.
August 1, Isaac Muzzy.
" Hiram Mitchell.
*' Henry Root, 1850 41
January 6, Shelton Hotchkiss.
" Mos :s R. Andrus.
" Mark Kelsey.
" Susan, wife of Frederick Boardman-
" Lois S. Norton.
" Margaret E. Norton.
The following persons were admitted by leters
from other Churches — viz :
August 4, Daniel Jones, ch. Farmington.-
" Joshua Kilborn, "
" Samuel Steele, *'
Sophia Steele, wife of Saniuel,lSll 25
'* Abbe, wife of Rev. Mi. Cone, ^
ch. "^^'est Chester. S
October 18, Philand^-^, wife of Daniel R. )
Wo^ooit, ch. East Hampton. 5
Nov. 14 Mary Pierce, Baptist ch..Bristol, 1822 78
Hannah Bradley, " ''
June 7, Reuben Hough, ch. Meriden, 1850 63
" Fanny, wife of Philo Ives, " 1817 27
July 9, Sally, wife of Tracy Peck^ ch. Litchfield,.
July. Abel Frisbie, > ch. Colebrook, 1S35 80'
RuthFrisbie, 5 " _ 1844 77
November 5, Huldah, wife of Silas Grid- )
ley, ch. Plymouth, )
April 3, Martin Lewis, ) ch. Bethlehem,1852 85
" Sally Lewis, > " 1851 81
" Ruth, wife of Elisha Horton, Wolcott.
" Mary, wife of Aaron Norton, )
New Hartford, ] 1831 83
June 4, Elisha Stevens, > eh. Cheshire. 1847 6S
" Fanny Stevens, > **
January. Rachel Shaylor, ch. Meriden, 1844 72
Mary, wife of Barnabas
Churchill, ch. Farmington.
Sylvia, wife of Isaac Upson, Wolcott.
Polly, wife of Jeremiah Rice, North Milford.
April 1, Mrs. Esther Munson, Southington,1828 84
" Experience, wife of Reuben )
Ives, Jr. ch. Burlington, ) 1850 67
September 7, Rosalba, wife of John j
Bradley, ch. Plymouth, > 1851 55'
March 1, Esther, wile of Dana Beck-
with, ch. Farscnington.
September 6,Ebenezer Darrow,Plymouth,1834 78-
November 22, Sabrina, wife ofChauu- )
cey Ives, ch. Meriden, > 1821 29*
November 14, Lucia P. wife of Titus )
M. Roberts, ch. Goshen, \ 1839 4.-3-
" Lucy, wife of Allen Birge, Burlington^
September. Amna,wife of Asahel Mix, ch. Avon.
November 4, Solomon Payne, ch. East Windsor.
July T, Chauncey Jerome, ) ch. Plymouth.
" Salome Jerome, ) ''
«* Edwin Smith, <'
" Nancy , wife of Noah Root, Plymouth,184o 66
September, Esther, wife of Truman
Root, ch. Farmington.
November. Urania, wife of Solomon C. )
Hinman, ch. Roxbury, )
December. Elijah Darrcw, ch. Plymouth.
" Sarah, wife of Zealous Blakes- i
ley, ch. Wolcott, \ 1829 72
March. Eli Parsons, ) Dedham, Mass.1832 61
Abigail Parsons, ) " "
Nov.3, Mary, wife of Cyrus Gridley,Cazanovia,N.Y.
July 31, Sarah, wife of Forest W. Mills, Wolcott..
September 12, John C. Root, ; ch. Harwinton.
'* Lydia Root, \ "
" Harriet Hart, "
November 7, Henry Loomis, ch. Plymouth.
September 3, Martha,wife of Nehemiah )
Peck, ch. Plymouth, ) 1849 51
" Morris Church, } ch. New Haven.
" Mary Church, 5 "
March 4, Lemuel Scovill, ch. Plymouth.
September 2, Sarah Cone, ch. Litchfield.
By Letter, - 56
By Profession, 254
No. Admitted 310
Number of Dismissions, 73'
Rev. Abnt^r Johnson Leavenworth was or-
dained December 16, 1829, and dismissed Sep-
tember 19, 1831. The following persons were
admitted to tlie Church during his ministry, viz :
May 2, Isaac Baldwin, 1835 25
" Morton E. Bicknall, 1832 23
'' Marcus De Witt Bicknall.
Henry C. Bull.
" Zenas P. Ives, 1841 29-
" Cornelius R. Williams.
^* Elmina Baldwin.
*' Sarah C. Boardmin, 1839 26
" Jane Botsford.
*' Jenette M. Byington.
" Juliette Birge, 1840 28-
" Phebe Crampton.
" Agusta Hopkins.
'' Harriet Ann Pond, 18-51 47
*' Hannah, wife of Leonard Parsons.
" Adeline Rich.
September 5, Noble Jerome.
Henry S. Rich, 1834 26-
" Olive Eliza, wife of Ashbel Mix.
" Emehne, wife of Richard A. Ives.
" Ehza Laura Johnson.
Phebe S. Rich.
" Huldah, wife of Franklin )
W. Gaylord, \ 1S35 28*
By Profession 23.
Admitted by letters dunng his ministry, viz :
Amanda, wife of Chauncey Ives, eh. Farmington,
Priscillia, wife of Theophilus Bots- }
ford, eh. Middletown, \ 1851 73:
Burton Pond, Waterbury.
Widow Lydia Beebe, ch. East Hampton, 1840 74
July. Samuel Terry, } ch. Plymouth*
" Esther Terry, \
" Charlotte C.wife of Burton Pond,Torringford*.
" Polly, wife of Benajah Camp, ch. Plymouth.
February 25, George Warren, ch. Glastenbury.
" Lois, wife of Jesse Gaylord, Wolcott.
By Letters 10
By Profession 23
No. Admitted 33^
The following persons were admitted to the Churcb
while it was destitute of a Pastor, Rev. Luther Hart
of Plymouth, officiating.
January 8, Ransom Mallory,
Titus M. Roberts,
Alvia L. Wooding, ^
Sophronia Wooding, )
Widow Jerusha Johnson,
Betsey,wife of Austin V/ilcox, 1846 43
Charlotte L., wife of George
Goodrich. 1848 39
Henry A. Kezar,
Charles A. Roper,
Abel Y. Culver,
Wellington Tuttle, 1850 36
Elvira C. Hall,
Marcia Upson, 1847 4P
Nancy L. Palmer,
Sally Ann Rich,
January 8, Lurene Rich,
" Chloe Norton,
" Ruth Horton,
" George Goodrich, from South ch. Hartford.
Total, - - 25.
Rev. David L. Parmelee, ordained February
29, 1832 — dismissed February 2d, 1841, during
which time the following persons were admitted to
the Church by profession.
March, 11, Bryan E. Hooker,
" Erastus M. Eggleston,
" Hiram H. Bishop,
" Ebenezer Benham, 2d,
** Rufus A. Hitchcock,
*' Helen A., wife of Edwin Smith,
Polly VV. Hooker,
" Maria Crampton, 1837 31
" Maria Peck,
*' Mary Ann Judd,
'' Nancy Twitchell.
May 6, Maryette, wife of Lawson C, Ives»
" Caroline Root,
" Jane E. Guilford,
'' Cynthia Mix.
September 2, Dolly, wife of David Norton,
" Mary Newton.
January 6, Francis Caswell,
May 5, Widow Lucretia Steel, 1839 Si
" Widow Abigail Beebe.
May 4, Solomon Griswold,
" Elizabeth Griswold,
" Luman Barnesj
May 4, Agustine Norton,
" Luther Root,
" Sylvia, wife of Lott Jerome,
" Sophia Crampton,
" Eveline S. Ives, 1841 24
" Ann E. Matthews,
« Falla Roberts, 1847 33
" Lucinda Roberts, 1836 18
" Henrietta L. Thompson, 1847 29
September 7, Levert G. Case, )
" Maryette Case, )
" Levia, wife of Chauncey F. Andrus,
*' Stephen T. Porter.
November 18, WilHam Hill, 1836 38
July 3, Mrs. Nancy H. Hill,
" Lucy A. Brewster.
May 7, Maria, wife of Bryan E, Hooker,
" Rhoda Barber.
January 7, Widow Eliza Plumb,
" Sarah Maria Rice,
Almira Emma Peck, 1S44 25
" Sarah Ann Yale,
*' Julia Ann Webster,
March 4, Sarah Ann, wife of Joseph B. Brainard,
July 1, Norris Clark, ^
'• Harriet L. Clark, S
'' Elizabeth, wife of Seth Barnes, 1849 75
'* Clarissa, wife of Elijah Darrow.
" Eliza, wife of James Edmunds^
" Salome, w^ife of Porteus K. Ives,
'* Christiana, wife of Edgar Skinner,
*' William Dupree,
" Orange N. Frary,
*♦ Martha A. Boardman,
•July 1, Calista B3^ington,
' *« Almira A. Norton,
'' Elizabeth Craiiipton.
" Hannah S. Tuttle.
September 2, Theron Ives,
" Sarah, wife of Pliilo Tierce,
" Emily, wife of Edwin Matthews,
*' Nancy N. Brainard,
'' Nancy, wife of William Hale.
" Betsey Adams,
<' Ruth L. Hubbell,
November 4, Lucy, wife of Lemuel S. Parsonsv
January 6, Ellen Maria Hooker, 1842 20
-November 3, Joseph A. Wells,
" Hannah A., wife of Abner Tuttle.
" Amanda T., wife of John B. Terry,
" Elizabeth G. Peck.
March 1, Charlotte, wife of Seth Hart.
May 3j Chester Wilcox, J
" Sarah D. Wilcox, ^ 1852 51
" Ebenezcr Miller, )
" Parmelia Miller, )
'♦ Thomas F. Fuller, 3848 60
*' Ammi Norton,
" Charles Norton,
<' Lewis O. Hadsell,
" Lucius A. Fenn,
'• Margaret,wifeofAlmyron Young, 1841 31
<' Nancy, A. Hart,
" Harriet Norton,
" Maria A. Manross,
" Mary E. Churchill.
July 5, Asa Thompson, )
" Emily Thompson, )
» Zeloles C. Grant, } 1846 41
'* Eethiah Grant,
" Ira Churchill,
«< Samuel B. Tuttle.
July 5, Dennis Johnson-.
'^ Jeduthan Clark.
** Joseph S. Ives.
'* Charles F. Hamlin. 1846 32
<* Philander P. Woolworth.
<* Carlos Lewis.
'< John Eaton.
'' Isabinda, wife of Miles Lewis, 1847 65
" Mary A. wdfe of Edwin S. Lewis.
Esther J. wife of Alfred Way.
'' Juliette, wife of Theodore Terry*
" Catharine,wdfe of Harrison Elwell,1844 27
^' Nancy, wife of Charles Cramar.
^* Mrs. Lucina Shepard.
*' Mrs. Eliza Ann Gaylord.
" Diadamia Gaylord.
" C and ace Jerome,
*' Sabrina R. Ives.
*' Eliza Ann Hooker.
^' Lois S. Ives, 1846 25
** Adaline D arrow.
" Amelia D arrow.
*' Albertina M. Parsons.
♦' Abigail R. Henderson. 1843 2^
** Margaret Miller.
*' Ophelia Ives.
*' Jane P. Boardman.
September 6, Lemuel H. Munson.
«' Charles Root.
'' Levi Eeach.
Riley O. Smith.
^' Lucretia C. wife of William Lewis.
« Ruth A. Cowles.
^ Harriet N. Tuttle.
By Profession, 13S*
Admitted by Letters during Mr. Parmelee's
March 25, Enoch Pierce, ) ch. North Mansfield.
Laura Pierce, > *'
May 13, Sally,wife of David L. Parmelee,Goshen.
20, Wilham G. Bartholomew, South ch. ")
" Joseph S. Lord, Yale College Church.
July 1, Russel Peck, ^ ch. Plymouth.
" Mary Ann Peck, ) "
" Ehas Ingraham, ch. Glastonbury.
August 19, Mary S. wife of Samuel S. )
Terry, ch. East Windsr, S 1842 41
<* Caroline S. wife of Beri M,
Todd, ch. North Haven, J 1S45 38
September 30, Charles G.Edwards, ) Watertown.
Sarah M. Edwards, j
F^b. 17, Lester Robinson, South ch. Middle town.
*' 24, Joseph Ives, ) ch. Brooklyn, L. I.
« Almira Ives, S "
** Porteus R. Ives, "
May 5, Rhoda, wife of Mark Norton, ">
ch. Plymouth, > 1845 62
** Charlotte, wife of Alanson Richards, )
ch. Farmington, )
" Hannah,wife of Asahel Hooker,Harwinton.
** Caroline, wife of Dennis Johnson, "
" Orlenda, wife of Samuel Sanfurd, Wolcott.
June 23, Jonathan C. Brown, ) ch. Bolton.
" Julia A. Brown, ) "
August 18, Almon Lewis, 3d ch. New Haven.
September 15, Josiah Davis, ") ch. Harwinton.
" Chloe Davis, J ''
October 13, Maria, wife of Charles A. Roper,
December 22, Miiidwell Kellogg, ch. Tornngton..
" 29, Mary H. Richards, ch. Burlington.
February IG, Mrs. Hannah Webster, Farmington..
*' 23, Mrs. Lucy Ann Candee, ch. Cold )
Springs, N. Y. >
" Havilah T. Cook, ch. Harwinton..
** Maria Bartholomew, "
March 9, Lucas H. Carter, ch. Wolcott.
April 27, Edward M. Barnes, ch. Addison, Vt.
" Bejamin P. Hawkins, Winchester,l835 27
" Eben Prichard, ch. Plymouth.
" Mrs. Amy Burwell, ) ch. Miiford.
" Laura Burwell, ) *'
May 11, Mrs. Sally Gibbs, ch. Wapping, 1850 69
June 15, Delia,wire of Justus Candee,WetherfiekL
** Florilla Cook, ch. Harwinton.
" 22, Louisa A. North, ch. Goshen.
August 31, Nathaniel Barnes, ) ch. Plymouth.
" Harriet Barnes, ) "
September 7, Jason C. Keach,ch. North Coventry.
" 28, Erastus Case, ch. Sennelt, N. Y.
" Sylvester Willard, "
October 19, Samuel S. Terry, ch. Plymouth.
'' Revilla, wife of Jason C. Keach,
April 12, Josephine, wife of William G. Bar- >
tholomew, Whitesborough, N. Y. >
^' AlmiraE. Bicknell, " ''
May 10, Samuel E. Root, '' "
June 14, Hannah, wife of George W. Matthews,,
ch. New Haven.
" Fann}^ wife of Henry Carder, (
ch. New Hartford. ?
August 23, Thomas C. Davis, ch. Harwinton.
November 8, Lucretia, wife of Lemuel H. )
Munson, ch. Torrington. )
" 22, Henry A. De Forest,Yale College ch,
Feb. 21, Roxy, S. Richards, Burlington, 1839 2^
March 13, Theodore Case, ch. Sennett, N. Y.
April 10, Alanson E. Brooks, Stockbrid^e, Mass.
« 24, Samuel H. McKee, ) Plymouth^l842 35
" 24, Celestia McKee, )
August 28, Emily L. Frisbie,ch. Granville, N. Y.
Septem.ber 4, Clarinda, wife of William L. }
Gilbert, ch. Washington. 5
** 11, Horatio Avery, ) North Coventry.
*' Irene Avery, ) '' 1845 55.
" 25, Orrin B. Andrews, ch. Plymouth.
October 2, Nathaniel Cook, ch. WethersfiekL
*' 23, Amanda, wife of William Hitch-
cock, ch. Granby.
Nov. 6, Hannah, wife of Gad Lewis, ch. Woleott.
Feb. 26, Aaron C. Andrews, ) Plymouth,
" Maryette Andrews, ) '' 1843 25
March 26, Mrs. Keturah Piatt, " 1838 66.
April 30, Mrs. Amy Barnard, ch. Troy, N. Y.
'^ Celestia, wife of Robert Pierce,
ch. Elizabethtow^n, N. J.
May 7, Andrew Ingraham, i ch. Marlborough.
« Emily Ingraham, \ " 1837 31
" Benjamin A. Lindsley, ch. Wolcott.
** 14, Ann Ehza, wife of Frederick Dayton, )
ch. Milford. \
June 4, Edward F. Morse, ) Farmington, 1839 42:
" Roxanna Morse, ) "
" 18, Hannah W. wife of Eleazor Hatch, 7
ch. Springfield, Mass. 5
July 9, Alfred S. Grant, ch. East Windsor.
'' 30, Joseph W. Camp, ch. Northfield.
September 17, Edgar Skinner, 3d ch.EastWindsor
^' John Hamlin, ch. Farmington.
November 5, David A. Sanford, ch." Bethany.
November 26, Thomas Stone, ) ch. Camden, N.T,
" Buthinia Stone, ( "
December 10, Maria H. wife of Lewis A.
Blakesley, ch. Harwinton.
February 18, Joseph B. Brainard, ch.Wethersfield.
March 11, Maclissa, wife of William A. Hooker,
April 15, Mary Ann, wife of Edwin A. Bassett,
May 13, Julia E. Camp, Worthington, 1S48 29
July 1, Martha S.wife of Norris Clark.Southington.
September 9, James Edmunds, ch. Newtown.
October 28, Almyron Young, ch.Willoughby,Ohio.
Nov. 11, Sylvanus S. Doolittle, ) 1846 38
^lary Ann Doolittle, \ Farmington..
January 6, Garry Nettleton, ) ch. Waterbury..
" Polly Nettleton, \ «
May 5, Harriet B. wife of Chauncey Pomeroy,-
ch. Southwick, MasSo.
June 2, Orrin Cook, > ch. Andover.
'' Mary Cook, >
*' 30, Lemuel Peck, i ch. Watertown.
Caroline M. Peck, S "
October 27, Abner Tuttlc, ch. Meriden.
" Charlotte J- Bartholomew, Harwinton..
December 15, Harrison. Elwell, Charlton, Mass.
" 22, Maria Stone, ch. Litchfield.
Jan. 12, Edmund Tuttle, "> South ch. Middletown.
" Betsey Tuttle, ] ch. Meriden.
April 5, Ciiarles Cramar, ch. Terry ville.
«< 12, Salmon Root, ch. Plymouth Hollow.
'* 26, Curtiss P. Blakesley, ) Northfield.
Marcia Blakesley, 5 «' 1847 40.
June 14, Ruth Loomis, ch. Vernon.
^' Prudence C.wife. of Chauncey Loomis,Vernon,.
August 16, Jerusha Bartholomew, cb. Harwinton.
" 23, Maria, wife of Jeduthan Clark,
ch. Southwick, Mass.
Sept.l3, Levant D. Johnson,Royalton,N.Y,lS42 29
" Maria, wife of George W. Ecld3^NewHartford.
Jan. 17, Laura, wife of Lora Waters,NewHartford.
February 28, Betsey, wife of Garry H. Roberts,
By Letters, 125
By Profession, 133
Admissions to the Church from February 28th,
1841, to July 5th, 1843, there being no settled
Pastor. By Profession,
September 5, Cornelia Norton.
" Jane Fidelia Norton.
" Catharine Norton.
January 9, Harriet N., wife of Nathan Blood.
" Edward L. Dunbar,
'' Julia DunVir,
«* Anson G. Hol\ister.
'» Adeline E., wife of James A. Beach.
«* Susan S., wife of Thomas W. Welles.
March 13, Widow Lydia A. Fry.
" Nancy E.wife of Levant I>. Johnson, 1844 25>
'' Harriet, wife of Ephraim McEwen.
" Mary Jane Barker.
*' Lucy B3dngton.
*' Ellen L. Barnard.
January 1, Charles P. Clark.
" Robert Woolworth,
" Charles ChurchilL
Sfarch 19lli, Milo Terry.
. John B. Terry.
'« Edward Terr3^
»< Henry G. Judd.
*« Henry R. Wilson }
<« Adaline Wilson. ^
By Profession, 24\
March 14, EHzabeth, wife of Dea. Charles G. )
Ives, ch. South Farms. V
July 4, Anson Lucius Atwood, ch. Watertown.
11 James A. Beach, ch. Terry ville.
September 5, Marcia, wife of James G. Peck, )
ch. Wethersfield. )
" Thomas W. Welles, ch. Plymouth.
November 14, Widow AnaBlakesleCjCh. Northfield.
January 9, John Woodruff, ch. Catskill, N. Y.
'* " Nathan Blood, ch. East Hampton, Mass.
*' 16, Noah L.Brewster, ch. Farmington.
February 6,Phebe,wife Henry Johnson, EastWindsor,
" 13, Andrew Miller, ) ch. Farmington.
" Eliza A, Miller, \
" 27, John B. Wheeler, ch. Somers.
" Caroline Andrus, ch. Manchester, Vt,.
April. John H. Adams, ) 4th ch. Hartford.
'* Maria W. Adam.s, 5 "
May 8, Thaddeus Beach, j ch. Terryville.
'' Sally Beach, \
" Mary L. Beach, "
" Mrs. Sylvia Woodruff, ch. Farmington.
" Julia, wife of Alfred S. Grant, "
June 12, Polly, wife of Zenas Hall, ch. Terryville.
" Frances A. Hall, "
July 10, Lester Robinson, ) ch. Upper MiddletowDe
" Nancy Robinson, ] "
December 11, William Day, j ch. Southington
** Emeline C, Day,
March 5, Mrs. Laura Churchill, ch. New Hartford.
April 2, Elam A. Fenn, ch. Terryville.
" 16,0range N. Frary,ch.South Hampton,Mass.
May 14, Harriet E. Dolbear, ch. Vernon.
June 4, Lucy Jane Mix, Plymouth Hollow, 1851 28
" Ebenezer W. Strong, Northampton, Mass.
By Profession, 24
By Letter, 33
Rev. Raymond H. Seeley, ordained July 5th,
1843, and dismissed January 24th, 1849. The fol-
lowing persons were admitted during his ministry.
September 3, Julia, wife of Elias Ingraham.
" Rodney Lane.
" Adolphus Bradley.
October 1, Mary C Beckwith, 1845 25.
March 3, Julius Yale.
" Lydia E. Boardman.
" Jane B. Rich.
'' Ann Eliza Rich.
" Mary, wife of Alphonso Barnes, 1844 20
May 3, Jane M. Henderson.
" Lucy G. Stiles.
'^ Piera L. Roberts, 1848 25
" Hannah M. Muzzy.
" Jane C. Muzzy.
July T, Franklin Woolworth.
" Rachel, wife of Hopkins Stevens.
November 1, Adaline, wife of George C. Atwater^.
" Lucy Beckwith.
" Almira M. Goodrich.
" Rosetta, wife of Joseph S. PecL.
March 2, Austin Wilcox,
" Nancy R., wife of Henry H. Porter,
January 4, Robert C. Bronson, 1850 2S
" Ann, wife of Edward Terry.
" Maria Louisa, wife of James H. Smith.
July 4, Ursula Millicent Hart.
May 7, Leavet D. Mills.
January 7, Orange W. Bradley,
Mary E. Bradley,
" Eleanor C. Beckwith.
" Sarah A. Richards.
" Sarah Langdon.
By Profession,. B2
November 6, Lucinda Warner, Vernon Village,N.Y.
January 7, Jam^s H. Smith, ch. Southington,
March 3, Widow Mary Eaton, ch. New Hartford".
May 10, Samuel E. Judd, ) 4th ch. Hartford.
" Mary L. Judd, )
July 1, Widow Sophia Butler, ch. Plymouth.
August ll,Mary,wife of Samuel S. Terry, Meriden.
Oct. 20, Azuba, wife of James Adams, Southington,
January 12, Vv^ealthy Ann, wife of Seth Peck, 2d.
United Society of New Haven,
Febuary 16, Widow Amy Burwell, New Hartford.
" Laura Booth,
March 30, William M. Warren, ch. Plymouth.
June 1, Julius Nott, ch. Wethersfield.
" Edward Nott, "
September 21, Widow Eliza Plumb, ch. Burlingtooi.
October 12, Waite R. Griswold, ch. Wethersfield.
" 19, Ann R., wife of Joseph A. Welles,
November 30, Harvey Gray, ) Southington.
'' Mary Gray, S "
" Widow Diadama Woodruff, Southington.
" Wid.Lydia Hart, Egremont, Mass. 1846 78
" Charles F. Coye, ch. Monson, Mass.
March 15, David Hawley, > ch. Farmington.
'' Adeline Hawley, ) "
" 22, Laura A., wife of Gilbert Penfield,
4th ch. Hartford.
April 27, Eli Ely, ) ch. Marwinton.
Sarah Ely, ) «'
*' Julia T. Ely,
*' Jane C.Ely,
May 4, Levi Langdon, ch. Southington.
June 15, Mary, wife of Daniel Cook, ch. Plainville.
*' 22, Esther, wife of Franklin Newell,
ch. South Farms.
August 2, Clarissa, wife of Lucas Barnes, Newtown.
** 23, Wealthy, wife of Charles Higgins,
3d ch. Berlin.
September 6, Glies N. Langdon, > New Orleans,
" Emma A. Langdon, ^ " 1850 41
October 11, Henrietta, wife of Samuel B. Smith,
2d ch. East Windsor.
January SI, Abigail Deming, 4th ch. Hartford.
February 14, Doctor G. Potter, ch. Burlington.
April 26, Jane B. Rich, ch. Huntsville, Ala.
" Catharine, wife of Heman C White,
ch. Montgomery. Ala.
May 2, Martha, wife of Charles Norton, Kensington.
July 25, Minerva, wife of James O. FitchjRockville.
August 2, Catharine L., wife of Rev. R. H. Seeley,
August 9, Charles Churchill, Union ch.Groton,Mass,.
November 1, WilHam P. Tuttle, 1st ch. Milford,
April 23, Electa T., wife of LeavetD. Mills,
ch. Torringford, 1850 30
'' 30, Eben Norton, ") ch. Goshen.
" Clarissa Norton, J "
May 29, Julia C. Bancroft, ch. Harwington.
" Widow Mary Phelps, ch. Winsted.
July 19, Orson S. Adams,^ Unionville.
" Eunice Adams, J "
November 13, Widow Emeline Ives,
10th Presbyterian ch. New York.
'' Ophelia Ives, " "
" Helen M. Ives, " «'
'« William B. Barnard,^ ch. ^South Farms.
" Mary Barnard, J "
Dec. 31, Edwin O. Goodwin, 1st ch. Hartford.
By Letter, 59
By Profession, 32
Totd, - "91
From January 24th, 1849, to March 13th, 1850,
the Church was vacant, and the following additions
were made. By Profession,
September 2, Julia E. Bre vaster.
" Martha J. Brewster.
January 6, Mary Ann, wife of Charles P. Clark.
By Profession, 3.
June 3, Polly E. wife of Delazon L. Ruggles,
ch. South Salem, N. Y.
October 21, Manila Lindsley, ch. Wolcott.
December 23, Sarah, wife of William V/ilcox,
December 30, Harriet C. wife of Lester Good-
enough, eh. Winsted.
By Letter, 4
Total admissions, 7
Admissions under the ministry of Rev. William
H. Goodrich, who was ordained March 13th, 1850.
September 2, Charles Smith, and Mary, his wife.
" Martha x\nn Peck.
" Lydia Elizabeth Wilcox.
May 4, Nancy E. Camp.
July 6, George W. Atwood.
'« Eveline Barnes.
^ Julia M. Brown.
" Rosalie S. Brown.
«* Inez Byington.
" Phineas Curtiss, and Catharine E. his wife.
" Widow Mary E. Gamp.
" Henry K. Hotchkiss.
" Martha Hooker.
*' Enos B. Ives.
" Hannah, wife of William Jackson.
'' Fanny, wife of Noble Jerome.
" Daniel S. Lardner, and Jane E. his wife.
«' Orra M., wife of Almon Lewis.
" David A. Newell.
" Malinda Price, alias Norton.
*' Anna S. Noyes.
<' Seth Peck.
*' Ellena J. Porter.
Ellen F. Piatt.
^» Vf illiarn R. Richards, and Sarah C. his wife,
«« Emerette L. Richards.
*' Mary, wife of Alonzo Rood.
July 6, Hopkins Stevens.
*' Charles E. Smith, and Sarah T. his wife.
'' Widow Caroline M. Tuttle.
" Eliada S. Tuttle.
" Selden H- Tracy, and Mary E. his wile.
*' Emily A. wife of Charles Treadway.
" Pliny F. Whiting.
'* Mary M. wife of Albert Wilcox.
" Harriet S. wife of Filbert L. Wright.
Sept. 7, Oliver A. Beckwith, and Sarah his wife.
" Calista A. D arrow.
" Israel L. Graham.
*' Boardman H. Leavenworth. >
" Antoinette P. Leavenworth. ) 1852 25
*' Nancy A. Robinson.
" William L. Rogers.
" Edward N. Saxton-.
'* Widow Unicia Winston,
November 2, Mary .J. Stoddard.
" Mary L. Mix.
March 7, Eliza, wife of Wallace Barnes.
By Profession, 56.
By Letter from other Churches.
April 28, Esther, wife of Isacc P. Frisbie,
ch. Union ville;
June 2, Mrs. Almira Brainard, ch. Leyden, N. Y.
'* 23, Hiram C Thompson, ch. Whitneyville.
" 30, Samuel P. Newell, ch. Farmington.
July 14, Catharine Cudgel, Temple st.
ch. New Haven.
August 11, Lucy, wife of Asahel Carrington,
*' Roxanna, wife of William Carrington.
August 18, Frances A. wife of Albert B. Camp,
September 22, Mary E. wife of Frederick Wake-
field, ch. Vernon.
October 6, Mary P. v/ife of Rev. William H.
Goodrich, 1st ch. New Haven.
" Wid.Ruth LoomisjCh.HaverstraWjN.Y.
November 10, Wid. Phila Allen, 4th ch. Hartford.
January 19, Asahel M. Hooker, ch. Nwark, N. Y.
April 6, Frederick Allen, ) ch. Bethlehem.
" Margaret Allen, ) "
April 13, Maria, wife of Sheldon Lewis, Cheshire.
** Amanda, wife of Chandler Norton,
" Rosanna Perkins, ch. Wolcott.
April 30, Laura P. wife of Henry H. Sheldon,
ch. Troy, N. Y.
May 11, Electa, wife of Henry A. Se\'mour,
ch. New Hartford,
" Widow Lucy Morse, Tabernacle ch. N. Y.
May 2o, Widow Sarah B. Clark,Wilbraham,Mass.
'' Nancy,wife of Walter Adams, Wethersfield.
July 6, Leonard Blakeslee, "> ch. Wolcottville.
" Rumina Blakeslee, ) ''
" Maria H., wife of Henry R. Pond,
ii V/iUiam Jackson, Kirk st. ch. Lowell, Mass.
July 13, Alfred K. Catlin, ) ch. Collinsville.
'" Amelia Catlin, ) "
September Y, Mary Crane, ch. Wethersfield.
" Jennet, wife of Berkley Parsons,
November 2, Charlotte M. wife of Henry
Beckwith, 2d ch. South Windsor.
'' Esther Skinner, " *'
March 7, Berkley D. Parsons, ch. Ansonia.
By Profession, 56
By Letter, 34
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS*
Number admitted at the gathering of the Church in
August, 1747, male and female, as near as can be
ascertained, say, 40
From the gathering of the Church, until March
4th, 1750, as near as can be ascertained, (the
record being lost,) by the Rev. Mr. Newell, 23
From March 4th, 1750, to October 17th, 1792,
mostly by the Rev. Mr. Newell, 155
From October 17th, 1792, to May 24th, 1810,
by the Rev. Dr. Cowles, 218
From May 24th, 1810, to May 22d, 1811, the
Church being vacant, 4
From May 22d, 1811, to March 19th, 1828, by
the Rev. Mr. Cone, 310
No admissions during the vacancy from March
19th, 1S28, to December 16th, 1829.
From December 16th, lSi9, to September
19th, 1831, by the Rev. Mr. Leavenworth, 33
During the vacancy from September 19th, 1831,
to February 29th, 1832, 25
From February 29th, 1833, to February 2d, ^
1841, by the Rev. Mr. Parmalee, 258
During the vacancy from February 2d, 1841, to
July 5th, 1843, 56
From July 5th, 1843, to January 22d, 1849,
by the Rev. Mr. Seeley, ai
During the vacancy from January 24th, 1849,
to March 13th, 1850, 7
From March 13th, 1850, to April 1st, 1852, by
the Rev. Mr. Goodrich, 90
Whole number of admissions, 1310
Number of deaths as ascertained, 429
Deaths not ascertained and dismis-
sions by letter, 471
Number of members April 1st, 1852, 410
AN ALPHABETICAL CATALOGUE
APRIL. 1st, 1§52.
Husbands and wives ivho are members are joined in
a brace. The letter fV, is prefixed to the names of
widows. The figures at the right indicate the year
Adams James, ) 1821
Adams Azuba, ) 1S44
Adams Betsey, 1838
Adams Cornelia, wife of Luther, 1841
Adams John H. ) 1842
Adams Maria W. \ 1842
Adams Nancy, wife of Walter, 1851
Allen Candace, wife of Samuel W. 1840
W. Allen Phila, 1850
Allen Frederick, ) 1851
Allen Margaret, \ 1851
W. Andrews Levia, 1816
Andrews Aaron C. - 1837
Atwater Adeline, wife of George C 1844
Atvvood Anson L. ) 1841
Atwood Eliza A. \ 1840
Atw^ocJ George W. 1851
Avery Horatio, 1836
Bancroft Julia C 1848
Barnes Thomas, > 1816
Barnes Lucy Ann, ) 1834
Barnes Edward M. 1834
Barnes Luman, 1834
Barnes Clarinda, wife of Lucas, 1846
Barnes Caroline M. wife of Alphonso, 1851
Barnes Eveline, 1851
Barnes Eliza J. wife of Wallace, 1852
Barnard Amy, 1^37
Barnard William B. ) 1848
Barnard Mary, ) 1848
Bartholomew Asa, ) 1821
Bartholomew Charity, 5 1821
Bartholomew^ George W. ) 1821
Bartholomew Angellne, ) 1824
Bartholomew Jerusha, 1840
Beach Mary, w^fe of W^illiam, 1824
Beach Levi, ) 1840
Beach Ruth A. S 1840
Beach Thaddeus, ) 1842
Beach Sally, \ 1842
Beach James A. > 1841
Beach Adeline, ] 1842
Beckwith Dana, ; 1816
Beckwith Esther, \ 1818
Beckwith Lucy, 1844
Beckwith Charlotte M. wife of Henry, 1851
Beckwith Ancon, 1821
W. Beckwith BeHnda, 1833
Beckwith Oliver A. ) 1851
Beckwith Sarah, ) 1851
W. Beebe Abigail, 1833
Bird Martha, wife of Henry N. 1851
Birge John, ) 1816
Birge Jerusha, \ 1832
Blakeslee Maria H. wife of Lewis A. 1837
Blakeslee Leonard, / 1851
Blakeslee Rumina, ) 1851
Blood Nathan, } 1845*
Blood Harriet N. 5 IS42
Boardinan Chauncey, ) 1310
Boardman Roxanna, > 1816
Bradley Hannah, 1811
Bradley Orange W. > 1849'
Bradley Mary E. > IS49
Bradley Martha A. wife of John,. is40
Bradley Adolphus, 1,343
Brainard Joseph B. ) 1S3S
Brainard Sarah Ann, \ 1838
Brainard Ahiiira, wife of Gilbert,. 1850
Brewster Elisha C. ) 182i
Brewster Elizabeth, >. I821
Brewster Noah L. 18 40
Brewster Julia E. I849
Brewster Martha J. I849
Brown Vincent, I821
Brown Jonathan C. ) I833
Brown Julia A. j * IS33
Brown Julia M. I851
Brown Rosalia S. I851
W. Bulkley Mehitabel,. 1821
W. Burwell Amy, I845
W, Byington Abigail, I8I2
Byington Lucy, 1842
Byington Newell, ) 182 1
Byington Electa, \ I8I6.
Byington Joseph W. 1821
Byington Eli H. I82i
Camp Polly, wife of Benajab, 183o
Camp Joseph VV. ) I837
Camp Lucy A. \ 1836
Camp Frances Ann, wife of Albert B. 1850
Camp Nancy E. 1851
Carder Henry, > I832
Carder Fanny, 5 1832'
Carrington Jane C. wife of Silas H, 184a
Carrington Lucy, wife of Asahel, 1S50
Carrington Roxanna, wife of William, 1850
Case Leverett G. ) 1S34
Case Margaret Ann, \ 1834
Catlin Alfred K. ) 185i
Catlin Amelia, > 1851
Churchill Ira, XS40
W. Churchill Laura, 1843
Churchill Charles, ^847
Clarke Charles P., ) 1S43
Clarke Mary Ann, )■ 1850
W. Clark Sarah B. I851
Cogswell Almira, 1833
Cook Havilah T. ) I834
Cook Sophia C. ) 1834
Cowles John G. I821
Crane Mary, 1851
Cudgel Catharine, , 1850
Culver Abel Y. I832
Curtis's Phineas, > I851
Curtiss Catharine E., > I851
Darrow Williams, ) 1821
D arrow Doth a, \ 1821
Darrow Adeline, I34Q
Darrow Elijah, ) 2822
Darrow Clarissa, \ 1838
Darrow Calista A. I851
Day William, ) 1842
Day Emeline C. j 18 42
Doming Abigail, I847
W. Dodge Sally, I824
W. Dooiittle Mary Ann, 1838
Dunbar Edward L. ) 184:2
Dunbar Julia, \ I842
Dupree William, ^ 1838
Eaton John, 1840
Eddy Maria, wife of George W. 1840
Ely Eli, )
Ely Sarah, (
Ely Julia T.
Fish Celestia, wife of Miller,
W, Foote Catharine,
Foote Lydia E. wife of Charles T.
Frisbie Esther, wdfe of Isajac P..
TV. Fuller Lucy,
W, Ganap Mary E.
W. Gaylord Elizabeth,
W. Gaylord Clarissa,
W. GayloM Lois,
Goodenough Harriet C^ wife of Lester,
Goodrich Almira M.
Goodrich Mary P. wife of William H.
Goodwin Edwin O. )
Goodwin Harriet B-. y
Graham Israel L. )
Graham Inez, )
Gray Harvey, )
Gray Mary, \
Gridley Huldah, wife of Silas,
Grid ley Lucy,
Gridley Clarissa, wdfe of Alvah,
Gridley Harriet, wife of Henry,
Hall Polly, wife of Zenas,
Hall Frances Ann,
Hard Hannah, wife of Lazarus,
Hard Julius C.
Hart Martin, )
Hart Sally, \
Hart Ursula M.
W. Hill Nancy H. 1836
Hitchcock Maria, wife of John, 1834
Hitchcock Amanda, wife of William, 1836
Hollister Anson G. -1042
TV. Holt Chloe, 1816
W. Hooker Nancy, 1807
Hooker Hannah, wife of Asahef, 1833
Hooker Asahel J\J. I851
Hotchkiss Lucy, wife of Isaac, 1815
Hotchkiss Henry K. ) I851
Hotchkiss Eleanor E. I I849
Ingraham Elias, > 1 832
lagraham Julia, \ I843
Ingraham Andrew, ; I837
Ingraham Rhoda, \ 1837
Ives Charles G. > 1806
Ives Elizabeth, ] I841
TV. Ives Cynthia, 1810
Ives Edward C. 1821
Ives Joseph, ^ I833
Ives Almenia, J I833
Ives Porteus R.) 1833
W, Ives Emehne, 1848
Ives Upheha C. I848
Ives Helen M. 1848
Ives Angeline, wife of Orrin, 1824
Ives Enos Byron, I851
Jackson WilHam, '^ 1851
Jackson Hannah, J 1851
Jerome Chauncey,"^ 1822
Jerome Salome, J 1822
Jerome Noble, '\ 1830
Jerome Fanny, J 1851
Jerome Sylvia, wife of Lott, 1834
Johnson Dennis, ^ 1840
Johnson Caroline, J 1833
Jones Harriet E. wife of John, 1843
Lane Rodney, 1843
Langdon Levi, 1846
Langdon Giles N. 1846
Langdon Sarah, 1849
Lardner Daniel S."^ 1851
Lardner Jane E. J 1>'^5I
Leavenworth Board man H 1851
Lewis Roxanna, 1799
W, Lewis Phebe, 1806
Lewis Gad, ^ 1812
Lewis Hannah M.J 1836
Lewis Sheldon, ^ 1816
Lewis Maria, J 1851
Lewis Ira, "^ 1821
Lewis Laura, J 1822
Lewis Lucretia C. wife of William, 1840
Lewis Mary A. wife of Edwin S. 1840
TF. Lewis Levina, 1821
Lewis Carlos, 1840
Lewis Almon, ] 1833
Lewis Orra MJ 1851
Lindsley Marilla, 1849
Loomis Prudence C. wife of Chauncey, 1840
W. Loomis Ruth, 1850
Mallory Ransom, "^ 1832
Mallory Lucy EJ 1824
Maltby Cynthia, wife of Ephraim, 1832
W. Manross Martha, 1799
Manross Elisha,"^ 1824
Manross Maria, J 1824
Matthews Sally, 1819
Matthews Hannah, wife of George W. 1835
McEwen Harriet, wife of Ephraim, 1842
Merriman Ann P., wife of George, 1824
Mitchell Hiram, 1824
Mills Leavet D. 1848
Mix Asahel,"^ 1816
Mix Amna, J 1821
Mix Lyman, 1824
W. Mix Olive E. 1830
Mix Mary L. 1S51
MuPxSon Lemuel H. ) 1840
Munson Lucretia, ) 1835
Muzzy Minerva, wife of Isaac, 1821
Nettlcton Garry,! 1839
Nettleton Polly, J 1839
Nettle ton Harriet N- wife of Wilford H. 1840
Newell Franklin,-] IS'21
Newell Esther, J 1846
Newell Samuel P., 1850
Newell David A., 1851
Norton Alm.ira, wife of Roger, 1821
Norton Loretta, 1824
W Norton Hannah M. 1816
W. Norton Lurene, 1816
TF. Norton Dolly, 1832
Norton Augustine, ) 1834
Norton Calista, ) 1838
Norton Charles, ~] 1840
Norton Martha, J 1847
Norton Eben, -| 1848
Norton Clarissa,] 1848
Norton Malinda P. 1851
Norton Amanda, wife of Chandler, 1851
Noyes Anna S. 1851
Pardee Ruth N., wife of Jared W. 1816
W. Parsons Abigail, 1823
Parsons Leonard, .1 1821
Parsons Hannah, J 1830
Parsons Berkley D.. t 1852
parsons Jennette, J 1851
W. Peck Hannah, 1800
Peck Tracy,! . 1821
Peck Sally, J 1812
Peck Richard, > 1821
Peck Sophia, 5 18'2t
Peck Ehzabeth G. 1839
Peck Russel, ) 1832
Peck Mary Ann, ] 1832
Peck Martha Ann, 1850
Peck Lemuel, ") 1839
Peck Caroline M. 5 1839
Peck Marcia, wife of James G. 1841
Peck Ellen L. wife of Josiah T. 1842
Peck Rosetta, wife of Joseph S. 1844
Peck Maria, wife of Ambrose, 1832
Peck Wealthy Ann, wife of Seth, 2d, 1845
Peck Seth, 18.'^1
Penfield Laura A. wife of Gilbert, • 1846
Perkins Kosanna, 1851
Pierce Sarah, wife of Philo, 183S
Pierce Hannah M. wife of Josiah, 1844
TF. Phelps Mary, 1848
Philbrooks Susan, wife of John, 1828
Piatt Ellen F. 1851
W. Plnmb Eliza, 1845
Pond Maria H. wife of Henry R. 1851
Porter Nancy R. wife of Henry H. 1845
Porter Eleanor J. 1851
Rice Mary, wnfe of Jeremiah, 1816
Rice Maria S. 1838
TF. Rich Betsy, 1816
Rich Jane B. 1S47
Rich Ann E. 1847
Richards Bryan,) 1811
Richards Sally, 5 1816
Richards Emerette L. 1851
Richards Alanson, ) 1820
Richards Charlotte, \ 1833
Richards William R. ) 1851
Richards Sarah C. \ 1851
Roberts Almira, wife of Hopkins, 182^
Robinson Lester, ) 1842
Robinson Nancy, ) 1843
Robinson Nancy A. 1851
Rogers William L. i 1851
Rogers Jane R. ) 1840
Root Noah, 2821
W. Root Augusta, 1^830
Root Truman, ) 2324
Root Esther, \
Root Samuel E.
Root Jane M. )
Rood Mary, wife of Alonzo, 2^851
Roper Charles A. i 2832
Roper Maria, j 2833
Rowe Nelson, 2821
Ruggles Polly E. wife of Delazon L. 1849
Russell John, 2821
Sanford David A. 2837
Saxton Edward N. 2851
Seymour Lucina, wife of Stephen, 1340
Seymour Electa, wife of Henry A. i85i
Sheldon Laura P. \\ife of Henry H I851
Shipman Mary, wife of Julius R. * 285,
Skinner Edgar, ) 28^7
Skinner Christiana R., ( ,0^0
Skinner Esther, |«^?
Smith Riley O. ^^^
Smith Henrietta, wife of Samuel B. 184b
Smith Charles, ) f^^^
Smith Mary, IfJ^^
Smith Charles E. ) ^^?
Smith Sarah T. \ If.l
Spelman Jane C, wife of Hiram, 1844
Steele Nancy, wife of David, , oof
Steele Sally, \fl
Stevens Hopkins, ) ,«^f
Stevens Rachel, 1^^]
Stiles Lucy G. ^ J^^^
Stoddard Mary J. J^!f
Strong Ebenezer W. > 1843
Strong Albertina M., ) 1840
Taylor Louisa A., wife Samuel, 1834
Terry Samuel, ) 1830
Terry Esther, ( 1830
Terry Samuel S., ) 1834
Terry Mary, 5 1844
Terry John B. i ^ 1843
Terry Amanda T. ) x 1839
Terry Milo, "^ 1843
Terry Ruth L., wife of Ralph E. 1838
Thomas Catharine, wife of John M. 1841
W, Thompson Tryphena, 1821
Thompson Asa, ) 1840
Thompson Emily, J 1840
Thompson Hiram C. I 1850
Thompson Sarah A. J 1849
Tracy Shelden H., > 1851
Tracy Mary E. ) 1851
Treadway Emily A., wife of Charles, 1851
Tuttle Luther L. 1821
Tuttle Hannah, wife of Eliada, 1824
Tuttle Abner, ) 1839
Tuttle Hannah A., \ 1839
Tuttle Samuel B. 1840
Tuttle William P. 1847
Tuttle Eliada S. 1851
Wakefield Mary E., wife of Frederick B. 1850
W. Warner Lucinda, 1843
Warren Wilham M., 1845
Waters Laura, wife of Lora, 1841
Way Esther J. wife of Alfred, 1840
Welles Joseph A., ) 1839
Welles Ann R.. ] 1845
Wheeler John B. 1842
Whiting Pliny F. 18^^
Wilcox Austin, ) 1845
Wilcox Charlotte L., \ 1839
Wilcox Lydia E. 1850
Wilcox Sarah A., wife of William, 1849
Wilcox Mary M., wife of Albert, 1851
Wilson Henry R. ^ 1843
Wilson Adeline, \ 1843
W. Winston Unicia, 1851
Wooding Alvia L. i 1832
Wooding Sophronia G. \ 1832
W, Woodruff Diadamia, 1845
Wool worth Robert, 1843
Woolworth Franklin, 1844
Wright Harriet S , wife of Filbert L. 1851
W. Yale Lurena, 1816
Yale Julius, 1844
Total, - - - 408
We believe the foregoing Catalogue to be correct
forthelirst day of April, 1852.
Charles G. Ives, "^
Elisha C Brewster, I
Tracy Peck, j Committee
Chauncey Boardman, y of the
Thomas Barnes, Church.
Dana Beck with.
Charles Henry Mathews united with the Church,
by profession, May 2d, 1852.
Rev. William Henry Goodrich, by letter, from
Church Yale College, June 20th, 1852.
Maria Byington, died in 1825, aged 28 years.
Israel Barnes, died in 1841, aged 82 years.
Charles F. Coye, died in 1852, aged 31 years.
Nancy Bartholomew, died in 1852, aged 70 years.
Page 2d, line 4, for "of" read 'with.'
Paae 5th, line 8, erase " built and."
Page 76th, line U, for 410, read 408, and
for 471, read 473.
DEATHS AND POPULATION
After a careful examination of, and computation
from, my record, and other documents in my pos-
session, I find that there were during the fifty
years commencing on the Istday of January,1801,
and ending the 31st of December, 1850, fourteen
hundred and fifty-nine deaths in the town of Bris-
tol ; that the average age of these persons is
twenty-eight years, four months and nearly twenty
days ; that two hundred ninety-nine of them died
under the age of one year ; that but five lived to
the age of ninety years, viz: Mr. James Cole
who died September 16th, 1803, aged ninety-six '
Mr David Moore, (colored,) who died January 'M,
1833 aged ninety-five; Widow Anne Nichols,
who died December 31st, 1S18, aged ninety-three ;
Widow Ruth Gndley, who died in August, 1811
aged ninety-one ; and Widow Rachel Gaylord'
who died October 31st, 1828, aged ninety-one. '
The average age of those persons who died
during the first twenty-five years of the time, is
twenty-eight years, eleven months, and a fraction
over twelve days ; and of those who died during
the last twenty-five years, is, twenty-seven years"
eleven months and nearly twenty-four days ;—
and that, the population of Bristol in 1800 was
1362 : in 1810, 1428 : in 1820, 1362 : in 1830,
1707 t in 1840, 2109 t and in 1850, 2884.
Bristol, April 1st, 1852.
»* O, life ! it is tearful,
We're all of us sighing,—
The moment we are cheerful,
That moment we're dying, — -
And all we have tasted.
And all we have spoken.
Are hopes— that are wasted,
And hearts — that are broken.'*
CONGREGITIONAL SOCIETY MD CHURCH
IN BRISTOL, CONN.
ARTICLES OF FAITH, COVENANT,
AND STANDING RULES OF THE CHURCH :
TOGETHER WITH A
€J.TAMeWl Of MIM IMS
SINCE ITS GATHERING,
CATALOGUE OF MEMBERS
A PRIL. 1st, 1S52.
[published by order of THE CHURCH.]
PRINTED BY DAVID BINGHAM MOSELEY.
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