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HISTORY 

OP THE 

First Presbyterian Church of Albany, N.T. 

LISTS OF ITS OFFICERS, 



COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF ITS MEMBERS 



FROM ITS 



ORGANIZATION. 

PREPARED BY THE PASTOR, 

REV. J. McCLUSKY BLAYNEY. 



ALBANY : 
JENKINS & JOHNSTON. 

1877. 





HE substance of this sketch was delivered to the 
congregation in a couple of discourses on Sabbath, 
the 25th of October, 1876, being the seventh anni- 
versary of the pastor's installation. Its publication has been 
delayed several months, in hopes that the Records of the old 
Dutchess County Presbytery might be obtained, which would 
doubtless furnish some facts concerning the organii&ation of 
the church nowhere else to be had. They were in posses- 
sion of Dr. Johnston of Newburg, and his daughter writes 
that at his death about twenty years ago all Presbyterial 
documents were passed into the hands of the Stated Clerk of 
the North River Presbytery. Since that time no trace of 
them appears. This fact is put on record for the benefit of 
any future historian of the church. 
Albany, February 23d, 1877. 



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HISTORY 



FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 




Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faith- 
ful God, avhich keepeth covenant and i^iercy with them that 

LOVE him and keep HIS COMMANDMENTS TO A THOUSAND GENERxX.- 

tions. Deut. 7: 9. 

HE faithfulness of our covenant keeping God is strik- 
ingly illustrated in the history of every individual 
church. The establishment of a church in any 
community is the working of God's providence there accom- 
plishing the declaration, " I will make known my words unto 
you." Every soul added to any church from year to year, 
and generation to generation, is in remembrance of the 
Father's great covenant with the Son, '• A seed shall serve 
him," " Thy seed will I establish forever, and build thy 
throne to all generations. Selah." God's care of all the 
congregations of his people when they are weak, and in 
times of trouble, and when errors abound, is the fulfiUing of 
the promise concerning the church that " the gates of hell 



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shall not prevail against it." It is good for us, therefore, to 
" remember the days of old," and " consider the years of 
many generations," that we may behold in God's gracious 
dealings with our fathers His never failing faithfulness to 
his covenant engagements with His Son and His church. 
In this spirit, let us to-day glance at the history of our own 
church, and recall the way in which God has cared for it, and 
led it on from the feeblest beginnings, building it up and mak- 
ing it strong, until it has become the venerable parent of 
churches in this community. 

The city of Albany dates the beginning of its history back 
to the year 1611 or 12,^ and next to Jamestown is the oldest 
settlement in the United States, Its first settlers were Hol- 
land traders, and for many years, indeed up to 1630, it 
continued to be little more than a trading post of the Dutch 
West India Company, named Fort Orange after the Prince of 
Orange, who at that time presided over the New Nether- 
lands, — as the Dutch possessions of America were then 
called. In 1629, a new charter was granted to this company 
to encourage the settling of colonies in the New Netherlands, 
ceding large tracts of land to any of its members who within 
four years would plant a colony of fifty souls, and giving them 
almost imperial authority over such colonies under the title 

of" Patroon." The only condition required by this charter, 

1 Mather and BrockeWs Geography of JSf. Y. 



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in order to the absolute acquisition of these lands, was that 
they should be purchased from the Indians, which usually 
was done with but a few trinkets. Under the operation of 
this charter, several of the members of the company hastened 
to become " Patroons of New Netherland," Among this 
number was Kilaen Van Rensselaer, a wealthy and enter- 
prising pearl merchant of Amsterdam, and one of the 
"Lords Directors" of the company. In the year 1630, he, 
through his agents, purchased a large tract of land on the 
Hudson river comprising the greater part of this and several 
adjacent counties, and the same year sent over a colony to 
settle it; and thus by the terms of the charter became 
" Patroon." This settlement was henceforth known by 
the name of Rensselaerswyck, and the hamlet which was 
gathered on the site of Albany, was called Beaverwyck. 
Thus the infant city of Albany, and all the surrounding 
territory, became the private property of one of the directors 
of the Dutch West India Company ; which fact, to a great 
extent, determined both the civil and religious history of the 
settlement for well nigh a century. 

In the year 1642,^ the Patroon sent over, at his own ex- 
pense, the first Christian minister of the colony of whom any- 
thing is certainly known, the Rev. Johannes Megapolensis, 
a member of the Dutch Classis of Alkmaar, who the next 

^ MunselVs Annals. 



8 

year organized a Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, which 
is now the large and influential First Reformed Church of 
this city. Being the only congregation of the colony, it was 
largely maintained from the public revenues, and even after 
the British government acquired the possession of the New 
Netherlands, public aid was allowed. After the incorporation 
of the city in 1686, a grant of one hundred and fifty acres of 
land lying westward was made to that church; and, as late 
as the year 1786, an application was made for an additional 
grant of two hundred and thirty-seven acres. This seems 
to have been the occasion of a petition of the members of 
our own church, which I find recorded on the first page of 
the Book of Minutes of the Board of Trustees, asking for a 
similar grant. From the wording of this petition of the 
Presbyterians however, it would appear that it was designed 
more to put a stop to such grants of the public domain to 
particular denominations of Christians than to secure any- 
thing for themselves. And possibly it is owing to this peti- 
tion, or protest in effect, that we have not here now a 
great religious corporation, owning a large proportion of the 
ground covered by the present city. 

Having for many years a monopoly of the religious privi- 
leges of the settlement, the Dutch Church was slow to re- 
cognize the rights of other Christian denominations. The 
first of these, which claimed the right to exist here along 





side of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, was the 
Lutheran. 

At a very early period, there seems to have been a con- 
siderable element of this persuasion among the settlers of the 
colony ; but in all their attempts to organize a church of their 
own faith, they encountered the determined opposition of the 
dominant church party. At first they were allowed no 
privileges whatever. Parents were compelled to have their 
children baptized in the Dutch Church, and declare their 
belief in the doctrines of the Synod of Dort, contrary to 
their convictions. They were "permitted to worship in 
their own houses,"^ although denied the privilege of assem- 
bling in a public way. In the year 1664, the province of the 
New Netherlands came into the possession of the English 
government, and British rule brought in with it full permis- 
sion for the Lutherans to worship according to their own 
predilections, — a proclamation to this effect having been 
issued by Gov. Lovelace, Oct. 13, 1669. Sometime within 
the next ten years, the congregation of the Lutherans was 
organized (the precise date of which is not known), and it 
has continued with interruptions to the present time, — the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church on Pine street being its out- 
growth. 

I have already mentioned that in 1664 the Dutch territory 
' 3IunselPs Annals. 2 



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of America passed into the hands of the EngUsh. The name 
of Beaverwyck was then changed to that of Albany, that 
being one of the titles of the Duke of York for whom the state 
was called. With the change of government, the English 
element was introduced into the little community. Early in 
the next century, the place was first visited by missionaries of 
the Church of England sent out to tlie Indians by the Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel. In the year 1708, there 
was a chaplain of the Church of England at the fort who 
conducted the services in the Dutch language, showing that 
as yet there was a very small element of English speaking 
people in the place. For seven years this congregation met 
in a small Lutheran chapel, and in November 171G the first 
English church was opened for service. Soon after this the 
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel withdrew its sup- 
port, and the church ceased to have a minister till 1728.^ 
This organization has its development in the venerable St. 
Peter's Church on State street. 

The next church organized in this city was the First 
Presbyterian, known for many years as the " Presbyterian 
Church in the city of Albany." 

I have thought fit thus to advert to the settlement of 
the city, and the organization of its churches hitherto, in 
order to show the religious condition of the community 

' 3IunseU''s Annals. 



11 

when Presbyterianism was introduced; and especially, to 
account for what seems to some a remarkable fact, that, 
although Albany is the second oldest settlement in the 
country, and long one of the most important, no Presbyterian 
church should have been established here for so Ions; a time 
after Presbyterianism had gained a foothold in other parts 
of the land. It thus appears; that this was peculiarly a 
Dutch settlement, and had an established church of its own ; 
that about half a century after the conquest of the colony by 
the English, there were not even then enough English speak- 
ing people here to justify the chaplain in the fort in con- 
ducting the services in the English tongue. Indeed, up to 
the year 1776, there had not been an English sermon preached 
in the Reformed Church, and not till 1782, were the services 
of that church conducted in English.^ The settlement was 
almost as thoroughly Dutch as Holland itself, and the people 
were well nigh as universally identified with the Dutch 
Church as in the mother country. The small English 
element, which came in with the new government was of 
course as naturally allied to the Church of England. But 
now a new religious element is introduced into the commun- 
ity. During the French war, which continued from 1754 to 
1760, several families from the north of Ireland settled here, 
who had been trained up in the principles of the Church of 
' MunselVs Annals. 



12 

Scotland. These brought with them their attachment to 
their church and soon sought to have its worship established 
among them. 

The exact date and circumstances of the organization of 
the Presbyterian Church in this city, I have not been able to 
ascertain. The earliest mention I have found of Presbyte- 
rianism in Albany, is in the Minutes of the Synod of New 
York and Philadelphia, which, before the organization of the 
General Assembly, was the highest judicatory of the Pres- 
byterian Church. And to the fact, that the Synod then ex- 
ercised many of the functions now regarded as belonging 
exclusively to the Presbyteries, we are indebted for this inci- 
dental notice of how Presbyterian ism here struggled into life. 
In the records of that Synod, sitting in Philadelphia May 26, 
1760, is found this minute — ''A very pressing application 
being made by the English Presbyterian gentlemen of Albany 
for supplies, the Synod appointed Mr. Hector Alison to sup- 
ply them till the second Sabbath of July, if it suits his con- 
venience." Also, at the same session, Revs. Andrew Bay, 
Wm. Tennant, Kettletas, Woodruft', Smith and Richards, 
were appointed to supply at Albany on subsequent Sabbaths. 
The following year, these appointments were reported as 
having been fulfilled. The Rev. Hector Alison, therefore, 
was the first Presbyterian minister, of whom we have any 
information, that ever visited Albany : the time of his visit 



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was June and July of 1760. In all the published notices 
I have ever seen of the organization of this church, it is 
uniformly set down as having occurred in the year 1763. 
But this is probably a mistake ; and has grown out of the 
fact, that in October of that year, a deed was executed by 
the corporation of the city to John Macomb, David Edgar, 
Samuel Holladay, Robert Henry, Abraham Lyle, and John 
Munro, as trustees of the Presbyterian congregation of Al- 
bany, for a lot of ground on which to build a house of worship. 

The organization of the church, however, was probably ef- 
fected a year or more earlier. Among some old files of papers, 
belonging to the Presbytery of Albany, and preserved in the 
fire proof building of Union College, I found a brief manu- 
script sketch of the history of this chqrch, which was pre- 
pared by the Rev. John McDonald, the first pastor of the 
church after the revolution, and reported to Presbytery in 
1793. In this sketch it is stated, that the Presbyterian 
families in Albany, "in 1762, associated themselves into a 
religious society and solicited subscriptions for building a 
church." It would therefore appear; that from June 1760, 
there was preaching here by supplies appointed by Synod ; 
and, that in 1762, organization of some sort was effected, al- 
though, as the church had as yet no Presbyterial connection, 
that organization was not perfect as we now understand it. 

The first Presbyterial relation of this church was with 



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the Dutchess County Presbytery ; which was informally or- 
ganized in October of 1762, and in the spring of 1763, was 
recognized by Synod. Webster, in his history of the Pres- 
byterian Church, refers to the manuscript Minutes of 
the Presbytery, and says that soon after its organization, 
"they received the church in Albany under their care 
with its minister William Hanna." But the reference 
of this quotation is so vague, it is of no special value 
in determining the exact date of the first connection of this 
church with Presbytery. It serves, however to indicate that 
somewhere about the latter part of 1762 or the early part 
of 1763, this church came into Presbyterial relations. In 
May, 1775, the church petitioned Synod to be transferred 
from the Dutchess County Presbytery to the Presbytery of 
New York ; which request was granted, and its connection 
continued to be with the New York Presbytery till the erec- 
tion of the Presbytery of Albany in 1790. 




(7) CAMPBELL. 



(H) LUDLOW. 



(9) BLAYNEY. 




MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH. 

1 Rev. William Hanna. 

T is uniformly stated that the Rev. William Hanna 
was the first^^asro?- of this church. John McDonald, 
bS^ ' in his sketch to Presbytery in 1793, states that 
" AVilliam Hanna, a candidate for the Gospel ministry, 
received a call from the congregation, and was ordained and 
installed their pastor." But this must be a mistake. The 
name of William Hanna never appears in the roll of the 
ministers of the Presbyterian church excepting in connec- 
tion with the Dutchess County Presbytery- ; and that he was 
not ordained by that Presbytery, is evident from a minute I 
find in the Records of the Synod for 170^. It is as fol- 
lows : — '■ The Dutchess County Presbytery reported that 
since their organization they had received into their number 
William Hanna and Mr. Dunlap, ordained Mr. Wheeler 
Case, and licensed John Clove." Mr. Hanna, therefore, 
was not ordained by that Presbytery, or the fact would 
have been so reported along with that of the ordination 
of Mr. Case ; but he was " received " into Presbytery as 
a regularly ordained minister from some other body. 
And, that he was never regularly installed pastor of the 



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church is shown by the fact, that no report of his installa- 
tion was ever made by Presbytery to Synod according to 
the custom of the times. He, however, exercised all the 
functions of the pastoral office during his stay among this 
people, which lasted about two years. It was during his 
ministry the first house of worship was built. Soon after the 
termination of his connection with tliis church his labors as a 
Gospel minister seem to have ended. ^ 

2. Rev. Andrew Bay. 

The name of Andrew Bay first appears in the roll of Pres- 
byterian ministers, in connection with the Synod of New 
York in 1748. He had, therefore, been about twenty years 
in the exercise of his ministry in connection with the Pres- 
byterian church in this country, before coming to this city. 
For several years after the removal of Mr. Hanna, the church 
was left without the stated ministry of the word — the Synod 
in response to applications from the church, sending them 
occasional supplies. In 1767, it was reported to Synod that 
many vacancies existed in the neighborhood of Albany ; and 
Mr. Kennedy was appointed "missionary in tliose parts." 
Dr. Rodgers, also, in response to a request from Albany, was 
appointed to take a journey " to Albany and adjacent 
places" and supply. In 1768, the Synod appointed Mr. 

' Minutes of Synod of New York and Philadelphia for 1768. 



17 

Bsty, a member of the New Castle Presbytery in Pennsyl- 
vania, — who had previously been appointed to make long 
missionary tours through Virginia, the Carolinas, and 
Georgia — to make a journey to the northward and "sup- 
ply vacancies above the city of Albany for six Sabbaths." 
It was probably during this missionary tour in the summer 
of 1868, that Andrew Bay visited the Albany church, then 
vacant, and began his ministry in this place. The next 
I can find of him, he appears in Synod at Philadelphia 
in 1770 " from the church of Albany with his elder Robert 
Henry." The church at this time made to Synod a state- 
ment of their financial distress, and asked to be recommended 
to the churches for help; which was done. 

Mr. Bay continued his labors here for about five years ; 
but he was never regularly installed pastor of the church, as 
is generally stated, because at no time did he become a mem- 
ber of the Presbytery to which this church at that time 
belonged. After his removal from Albany, he labored some 
years with the church at Newtown within the bounds of the 
Presbytery of New York, and in the year 1776, because of a 
decision of Synod against him, he solemnly announced to 
that body his determination to withdraw from their jurisdic- 
tion, and his name disappears from the roll of the ministers 
of our denomination. 

From the departure of Mr. Bay till the close of the revo- 

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lutionary war, there was no regular minister with this church. 
The people were supplied occasionally with preaching by 
missionaries journeying in this direction, and by special 
appointments of Synod. Although without a pastor, it is 
stated upon what I regard as trust-worthy authority, that 
the meetings of the congregation for prayer were regularly 
maintained during the entire period of the war ; and, that it 
was the only church in the city whose public services were 
not all intermitted. No records of the church were kept 
up to this time, or at least none were preserved. 

3. Rev. John McDonald. 
The first regularly installed pastor of this church was 
the Rev. John McDonald. He was a licentiate of the church 
of Scotland, under the care of the Presbytery of New York, 
when, on the 12th of July, 1785, a call from this church was 
made for his pastoral services. He was ordained to the 
Gospel ministry and installed pastor of this people on the 
8th of November, 1785. From this time forward the stated 
ministry of the Word has been regularly maintained. About 
eighteen months after the installation of Mr. McDonald, we 
have the first intimation of the size of the church. The first 
communion under Mr. McDonald's ministry was on the 
15th of April, 1787. The number of communicants, who 
partook of the Lord's Supper at that time, was one hundred 



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and sixteen. Since then the number of additions to the 
church from time to time is regularly given, and after Sep- 
tember, 1795, we have the names also. 

The relative strength of the different religious denomina- 
tions of this city, as represented to Presbytery by Mr. Mc- 
Donald in 1793, was as follows : — " Divide the city into ten 
equal parts. Of these the Dutch have at least four parts in 
numbers, and in wealth a much greater proportion. The 
Presbyterians will hardly claim full three parts in numbers, 
and still less in real wealth. Two parts of the inhabitants 
will be the full proportion of the Episcopal church ; but in 
real wealth they will reach higher. The Lutherans, German 
Calvinists, and Methodists, will amount to no more than one 
of these parts of the inhabitants, but not perhaps near that 
proportion of the real wealth of the whole." Thus from this 
estimate, it would appear that the Presbyterian church had 
already outstripped the Episcopal and Lutheran churches, 
which had the start by more than half a century, and was 
fast gaining on the progress of the Dutch Reformed Church 
with the advantage of more than a century of a start. In 
the year 1790, the Presbytery of Albany was erected by the 
decree of Synod, and held its first meeting in this city and 
John McDonald was chosen its first Moderator. 

The pastorate of Mr. McDonald continued till September, 
1795, when Presbytery dissolved the relation. He after- 



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wards preached a number of years in Albany, and gathered 
about him the nucleus of what is now the United Presby- 
terian Church, on Lancaster street. He died here, Septem- 
ber 1st, 1821. He was a man of great power and popularity, 
and lived and died with the esteem and affection of a large 
circle of friends. 

4. Rev. David S. Bogart. 

After the retirement of Mr. McDonald, the church was 
again for nearly three years without asettled pastor ; although 
a portion of this time it enjoyed the stated ministry of Mr. 
David S. Bogart, then a licentiate of the Dutch Classis of 
New York. All accounts make the period of his labors with 
this people about two years, when in reality it was scarcely 
one. He was supplying the Presbyterian church of South- 
ampton, L. I., when on Sept. 27th, 1796, the call of this 
church was made out for his pastoral services. " After much 
consideration in his own mind, and consultation with judi- 
cious friends,"-^ he concluded to accept this call and remove 
to Albany, " where he arrived in the beginning of January, 
1797."^ In August, of the same year, not yet having been 
installed pastor, he signified to Presbytery his determination 
to decline the call of the Albany church, assigning as his 
reason in a letter to Presbytery, " ill health, apprehension of 

' Funeral Sermon of 3Ir. Bogart preached by Dr. DeWitt of N. Y. 



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inability to discharge the duties of the office in such a man- 
ner as would be expected of him, and changed circumstances 
in the congregation." He returned to Southampton in De- 
cember of the same year he had left there. ^ He continued 
in charge of that church for sixteen years, refusing a number 
of calls to other places on account of the affection of his peo- 
ple, and spending a long and most useful life in the service 
of that and several other churches in that region. He was 
a man of the most scholarly attainments, and popular both 
as a preacher and pastor, wherever he labored. He died in 
New York, July 10th, 1839, in his seventieth year. 

5. Rev. Elipiialet Nott, D.D., LL.D. 

In August, 1797, Mr. Nott, a young man and a licentiate 
of the Congregational Association of New London, was re- 
ceived under the care of Presbytery. For about a year he 
preached mostly to the congregation of Cherry Valley, occa- 
sionally supplying at Albany. The following year a call was 
made by this church for his pastoral services, and on October 
3d, 1798, his installation took place. Standing where we do 
to-day — looking back over his splendid career as preacher, 
educator and philanthropist — the fame of his name still re- 
verberating through the land — it may seem strange to us that 
any opposition should have been made to his settlement as 

' Letter of his dausrhter. 



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pastor here. But the fact may here be stated ; because it 
can now work no injury to his venerated name fortified 
around with the record of his usefulness : and especially, be- 
cause it serves to illustrate conspicuously how much better 
it is for a minority in a church to acquiesce in the decision 
of the majority lawfully expressed, accepting it as the will 
of the Great Head of the church. The brief pastorate of 
Mr. Nott was a most fortunate circumstance in the history 
of this church. But the great promise of this young man 
did not at first appear to all the people. A most determined 
opposition was made to his settlementover this charge, which 
at one time seriously threatened the continued unity of the 
congregation — a portion of the people going so far as to peti- 
tion the trustees for the use of the old house of worship, that 
they might organize a new church, and " get another min- 
isier to suit themselves." The minister to suit them, they 
describe to be, " one who will compose with accuracy, speak 
correctly, and preach without reading." But he rapidly 
grew in the community, attracted large congregations, 
and built up for himself a high reputation as a preacher. 
His field was a difficult one for a young and inexperienced 
pastor — his audiences were "critical and cultivated." 
" Among the constant attendants at this church were such 
men as Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and Brockholst 
Livingston." But he had confidence in himself, and all this 



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did not daunt him; but served to stimulate and call forth his 
splendid powers. A special intimacy sprang up between 
himself and Hamilton, and when the latter fell at the hand 
of Burr, the city authorities invited Nott to preach a funeral 
discourse. It was upon this occasion, that he preached his 
sermon against duelling, which obtained such wide celebrity, 
and placed him in the very foremost rank of the preachers 
of that day. One who confesses to having been " drawn 
nolens voJens into the Presbyterian church" hy his preaching, 
judges him to have been " by far the most eloquent and ef- 
fective preacher of the period."^ 

After having served this church for about six years, he 
resigned its pastorate, in 180i, to accept the presidency of 
Union College ; which largely owes to him its present high 
position among the educational institutions of the land, 
and stands as his most illustrious monument to future 
generations. In the service of this institution the remainder 
of his life was spent. In 1811, he was raised to the highest 
position of honor within the gift of the Presbyterian church, 
by being made Moderator of the General Assembly for that 
year. He died in Schenectady, January 29, 1866, at the ad- 
vanced age of ninety-three. 



1 Life of Dr. Nott. 



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6. Rev. J. B. Rometn, D.D. 

On the loth day of October, 1804, a call was made out by 
this congregation for the Rev. J. B. Romeyn of the Presby- 
terian Church of Schenectady. He was a young man yet, 
although he had been for several years in the ministry. He 
was licensed to preach by the Dutch Classis of Albany at 
the age of twentj-one. He was ordained to the full work 
of the ministry by the Classis of Poughkeepsie, May, 1799. 
In 1803, he accepted a call to the Church of Schenectady, 
and removed to that place, and labored theie about one 
year, when he was called here. As a young man he awak- 
ened the highest expectations of his friends for his future 
success ; but at this time he seems to have had serious mis- 
givings about accepting the call of this church. Sprague, in 
the Annals of the American Pnlplt, speaking of his hesitancy 
to come to this place, says: — " This being the only Pres- 
byterian Church at the capital of the state, it had gathered 
into it a large amount of cultivated intellect and professional 
eminence, and his two predecessors had been men of remark- 
able powers and various attainments and under their preach- 
ing the congregation had become sufficiently fastidious not to 
be satisfied with pulpit efforts of a mere ordinary character." 
The care of such a church was a charge a young man might 



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well hesitate to undertake. But, by the advice of his friends, 
he was finally induced to accept the call, and was installed 
pastor, December 5th, 1804. He was but twenty-seven years 
of age when he assumed the charge of this church ; but he 
sustained himself with reputation and fully met the expect- 
ations of his friends. He is said to have been " an earnest 
worker, a vast reader, an animated and forcible but not 
brilliant preacher." 

He continued to be pastor of the church for about four 
years, when in August, 1808, he received two calls almost 
simultaneously to the city of New York, — one to the Cedar 
street Presbyterian Church and the other to the Reformed 
Dutch Church; the former of which he accepted, and re- 
moved to that city in November of that year. Just before 
leaving this city, says Sprague,^ " He preached two sermons 
on the occasion of a fast appointed by the General Assembly. 
These discourses discover extensive knowledge of history 
and fjrophecy and a great dread of the influence of Roman- 
ism and Infidelity on our national institutions. These ser- 
mons were published by request. They were regarded at 
the time as among the ablest published discourses of the 
class to which they belong." The remarkable reputation 
he had already acquired in the church at large, is shown 
by the fact that in the spring of 1810, though so young a 

' Annals of the Pulpit. 4 



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man, he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly. 
He continued in charge of the church to which he removed 
from this place, till the time of his death, which occurred, 
February 22d, 1825, in the forty-eighth year of his age. 
Less than two weeks before his death he preached from 
the text; " It is finished," and administered the sacrament, 
and intimated that he expected it to be his last communion 
on earth. 

7. Rev. William Neill, D.D. 

William Neill was a native of Western Pennsylvania, 
graduated at Nassau Hall, Princeton, in ISOo ; where he re- 
mained two years as Tutor in the College. During the time 
of his tutorship, he studied theology under Dr. Kollock, then 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Princeton, and was 
licensed to preach the Gospel by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, October, 1805. He immediately received an 
invitation to supply the church at Cooperstown, which he 
accepted, and in November of 1806 was ordained to the 
full work of the ministry, and installed pastor of that church 
by the Presbytery of Oneida. 

In September, 1809, a call was made out for his pastoral 
services by this church, which was accepted, and he was in- 
stalled pastor on the 14th day of the same month and year. 
For about seven years he continued to be the pastor of this 



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church, and during his ministry it continued to be in a highly 
flourishing condition. He was a man of scholarly attain- 
ments, and a most profound student and lover of the Word of 
God. His high standing in the Presbyterian Church was 
recognized by his election to the position of Moderator of the 
General Assembly in the spring of 1815. A strong attach- 
ment sprang up between himself and his church, which was 
most reluctantly broken up by his accepting a call to the 
Sixth Presbyterian Church Philadelphia, and removing to 
that city in the summer of 1816. The pastoral relation was 
dissolved by Presbytery, August 20th, of that year. His 
health being feeble, he was advised not '• to risk a longer 
residence" in the severe climate of this region. He con- 
tinued to be pastor of the Sixth Presbyterian Church Phila- 
delphia for about eight years, when he was elected to the 
Presidency of Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, which office 
he filled for several years, when he became Corresponding 
Secretary of the Board of Education. But the duties of this 
position proving too arduous for his feeble health, he 
returned to the active work of the ministry. Though 
never again regularly settled over any charge, he con- 
tinued to preach the Gospel in and about the city of Phila- 
delphia as opportunity offered. For a number of years he 
regularly supplied one of the churches of Germantown. He 
died August 8th, 1860, after a most painful sickness of two 



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weeks' duration. He died with these words on his lips — 
"at rest in God." His age was eighty-two. 

During the year 1815, the Second Presbyterian Church of 
this city was organized ; and admitted into Presbytery in 
October. A little more than a year after this, the Third 
Presbyterian Church was formed ; and put upon the roll of 
Presbytery, February 18th, 1817. To both of these churches 
our own dismissed some of its members. 

8. Rev. Arthur J. Stansbury. 

Dr. Neill was succeeded in the pastorate of this church by 
the Rev. Arthur J. Stansbury, who came from the Associ- 
ate Reformed Presbytery of New York — his installation 
occurring, September 30th, 1817. During his connection 
with this church, an enterprise was begun, which, it is to 
be regretted, has not been carried forward to the present 
time. A Minister's Library was established, and a commit- 
tee, with the pastor as chairman, was appointed to have 
charge of it, and to make a purchase of books which at that 
time was not to exceed in value $1000. An annual collec- 
tion was ordered for its maintenance. Had the liberal pro- 
vision then made for this library been carried out, a most 
valuable collection of books would at this time have adorned 
the shelves of the minister's room. As it is, a considerable 
number of rare works are now the property of the church, 



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and a slight addition from year to year would soon make 
the collection exceedingly valuable to any minister. 

During the ministry of Mr. Stansbury there were large 
accessions to the communion of the church. He was pos- 
sessed of a mind of much versatility, and enriched by large 
acquisitions of knowledge. His sermons are still remem- 
bered by some in this congregation for the profound impres- 
sions they made, and his expositions of Scripture are said to 
have been of a most remarkable character. His pastorate 
terminated in February of the year 1821. After his removal 
from this city, he ceased to oxercise the office of the Gospel 
ministry. He went to reside in the city of Washington, 
and for about thirty years was the reporter of Congressional 
Debates for the National LiteUigencer, and acquired a wide 
reputation in his new calling. I have heard it remarked of 
him, that " Clay thought he could not make a speech unless 
he had Stansbury to report him." At times, he would throw 
himself with great zeal into the Christian work of the church 
with which he was connected in that city ; and his addresses 
and prayers are still remembered there, as characterized by 
remarkable ability and earnestness. After leaving Wash- 
ington he removed to Philadelphia, where he spent the re- 
maining years of his life, and where he died, September 27th, 
1S65, in the eighty-fifth year of his age. 



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9. Rev. Henry R. Weed, D.D. 
On the 7th of May, 1822, the Rev. Henry R. Weed was 
installed pastor of this church. He was graduated from 
Union College and Princeton Seminary, and ordained and 
installed paster of the church at Jamaica, L. I., January 
4th, 1816, where he continued a much esteemed and success- 
ful minister till his removal to this city. He was " remark- 
able for his plain, practical and scriptural preaching," and for 
the boldness with which he rebuked, with the authoritj^ of 
God, whatsoever his Bible taught him was sin. He was the 
first minister at Jamaica who set his face against the use of 
ardent spirits at funerals, where it was the custom to pass 
them around to those assembled on such occasions : and the 
earnestness with which he here reproved certain society cus- 
toms, which he regarded as sinful, is still fresh in the memory 
of some amongst us. He was instrumental in accomplishing 
much good here in a quiet winning way he had of preaching 
the Gospel from house to house. His health was always 
feeble. This led him to offer to Presbytery his resignation 
of this charge, and to accept an appointment as Synodical 
Missionary. The pastoral relation was dissolved in No- 
vember, ]829. He afterwards accepted a call to the First 
Presbyterian Church of Wheeling, Va., where he spent the 
remainder of his active life, and succeeded in gathering about 



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him a large, wealth}^ and influential church. He became 
widely known in that region and acquired great influence 
in the judicatories of the church. He ceased the active 
duties of his office there on account of failing strength and 
advancing years ; and leaving the care of his church in the 
hands of his co-pastor, he removed to Philadelphia ; where 
he passed a serene old age and died in the full hope of the 
Gospel, December 14th, 1870, at the age of eighty-three. 

During the time of Mr. Weed's pastorate here, the church 
at Greenbush was organized, and on June 28, 1827, a num- 
ber of the members of this church were dismissed to unite 
with it. During the latter part of his pastorate, the 
Fourth Presbyterian Church of this city was organized, and 
admitted to the roll of Presbytery February 4th, 1829, to 
which, also, some of this congregation went forth. 

10. Rev. John N. Campbell, D.D. 

The man, who of all others left the most abiding impression 
of himself on this congregation, was John N. Campbell. 
This was owing not merely to the length of his pastorate, 
which lasted for nearly thirty-four years, but to the distin- 
guishing qualities of the man. His regal presence, his urbane 
manner, his versatile talents, his intellectual acquirements, 
his eloquence as a preacher, his knowledge of human nature, 
his instinct of government, his decision of character — all 



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combined to fit him to be " the Pope" he was called in his 
own church, and to make him the man of mark he was in 
the community and in the state. 

It would appear that Dr. Campbell was educated privately, 
with the exception of a period spent in the University of 
Pennsylvania. But, that his training was thorough is shown 
by the fact, that very early in life he was for a time Professor 
of Languages in Hampden Sydney College, Virginia. He was 
licensedby the Presbytery of Hanover, Va., May 10th, 1817. 
In 1820, he was chosen Chaplain to Congress: in 1823 he 
was assistant to Dr. Balch of Georgetown : and not long after, 
he became the pastor of the New York Avenue Church, 
Washington. Whilst there, he was brought into association 
with many of the distinguished men of that day whose fame 
even yet is in all the land, and in some instances this associa- 
tion ripened into intimacy. He was a welcome and familiar 
visitor at the President's House during the administration of 
Jackson, until the General made the mistake of undertaking 
to regulate the affairs of the church to suit his own imperi- 
ous will ; when he found he had met one, who recognized 
the fact, that in his own sacred sphere he was clothed with 
an authority far superior to that of president, and who had 
the courage to maintain it. Chief Justice Spencer, a member 
of this church, then in Washington, was witness of " this un- 
seemly attempt of power to coerce the right ;" and recognizing 



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the sterling qualities of the man who so successfully resisted 
it, recommended Mr. Campbell to this church. This led to 
his call to this conGrreoration on June 7th, 1830. He was in- 
stalled pastor over this people, September 11th, 1H31. He 
soon commanded the high position in this city which he 
occupied till the day of his death. 

Daring his long ministry here he filled his own pulpit 
with a regularity rarely ever equalled. He seldom ever 
allowed any person or anything, excepting sickness, to pre- 
vent him from preaching the Gospel at the appointed time 
to the " flock over which God had made him overseer." 
Upon one occasion, when spoken to on this subject, he re- 
plied — " God has appointed me to preach the Gospel and to 
preach it Aere," — showing it was a matter of principle with 
him, and illustrating the scrupulous conscientiousness with 
which he adhered to his conviction of duty. It is almost 
uniformly conceded that as a preacher he possessed unusual 
power. His sermons were all prepared in a manner pecu- 
liar to himself; written out in a delicate exact hand, inter- 
lined and abbreviated, so that the entire matter of the dis- 
course was contained on a sheet of ordinary commercial note 
paper, which he had before him in the pulpit. They were 
brief, pre-eminently Scriptural both in thought and illustra- 
tion, and "constructed with great simplicity;"^ but delivered 

' Sprmjue's Funeral Sermon. 5 



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with the "force and grace" for which he was noted, they 
rarely failed to make a deep impression on his audiences. 

About the year 1846, began the most serious controversy 
in the history of this church, which at (me time threatened 
the continuance of the pastoral relation. It grew out of a 
movement for a new church, and finally terminated in the 
withdrawal of a large number of members, on the removal 
of the congregation to their new building. These remained 
in the old church, organized themselves into a Congrega- 
tional Society, and now worship in their new edifice on 
Eagle street. Through this long and painful controversy, 
the pastor bore himself with great tact and ability : and 
under his ministry in the new church, the congregation 
continued to grow in wealth and influence. 

In March 1851, Dr. Campbell was elected by the Legisla- 
ture a Regent of the University ; and was one of the most 
active and efficient members of this Board. He was m.ade 
one of the Commissioners for the erection of the State Li- 
brary Building ; and the present structure on State street is 
largely the monument of his architectural taste. He occu- 
pied various positions of responsibility in the church at 
large, and filled them all with distinction. After a few 
da3^s' illness, he died on Sabbath morning, March 27th, 1864, 
just as the congregation were gathering to observe the holy 
communion which he had expected to administer. His last 



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sermon preached the previous Sabbath, was from the text, 
" Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." His 
death produced a profound impression on the whole com- 
munity, and was made a subject of comment by all the 
papers of the city, and by correspondents of both secular and 
religious papers in New York and Philadelphia. It was 
formally announced in both Houses of the Legislature, and 
each adjourned in honor of his memory. His funeral took 
place from this church on March olst; and among the vast 
concourse of people assembled to do honor to his remains 
were — the Governor of the state, the heads of the state 
departments, and the Regents of the University. Few men 
of the sacred calling have been so honored while living, so 
revered when dead. 

During Dr. Campbell's ministry two Presbyterian Churches 
were organized in this city, besides the Congregational Church 
already noticed. December, 1831, the Fifth Presbyterian 
Church was organized and admitted into Presbytery, and 
the Rev. Alfred Welton of Poughkeepsie was called to be 
pastor. This people worshiped for a time in the "old 
City Hall, corner South Market street and Hudson, " and 
proposed to erect a church on the corner of Green and 
Hamilton streets. But in the course of a few years this or- 
ganization became extinct. Its name was stricken from the 
roll of Presbytery, October 15th, 1834. In 1861, the State 



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Street Presbyterian Church was organized. To each of 
these chi 
went out. 



these churches some of the members of this congregation 



11. Rev. James M. Ludlow, D.D. 

After tlie death of Dr. Campbell the church most naturally 
felt lost and bewildered. More than a generation had passed 
away during his ministry. Many in the congregation did not 
know what a change of pastors meant. With their grief fresh 
in their minds, it seemed little short of sacrilege to see any 
other man standing in that sacred desk, which all their lives 
they had been accustomed to see filled with the venerated 
form of their dead pastor. They knew not where to look. 
During the summer, a young man, just graduated from 
Princeton Seminary, was invited to supply the pulpit a Sab- 
bath ; and so favorable was the impression he made, that a call 
was not long after made out for him, and thus the Rev. James 
M. Ludlow, a licentiate of the Presbytery of Passaic, New 
Jersey, became the pastor of this church — his installation 
occurring, January 19th, 1865. During his pastorate, several 
enterprises were set on foot> which had for their object the call- 
ing into activity the latent energies of the church. Among 
these, was the establishment of a mission Sabbath school in 
Alexander street, for the religious instruction of the neglected 
children in that part of the city.^ The young element of 

1 See Mission School. 



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the church was called out and organized, and various 
changes Vv'ere introduced. Mr. Ludlow was " an earnest 
worker, a chaste and elegant writer and a finished speaker." 
During the summer of 1868, he received a call to the Colle- 
giate Dutch Church of New York city, which he accepted, and 
his pastoral connection with this church was dissolved, No- 
vember liTth, of that year. 

12. The Present Pastorate. 
After the removal of Mr. Ludlow to New York, the church 
was without a settled pastor for about a year. The pulpit 
was filled by supplies from week to week till the spring of 
the following year, when the present pastor then laboring in 
Frankfort, Kentucky, received the invitation of this people to 
serve them for a time as Stated Supply; and removed to this 
city and began to preach statedly to tiiis congregation on the 
second Sabbath of May, 1869 ; and continued to supply here, 
excepting during the usual vacation, up to the time of the 
formal constitution of the pastoral relation in the autumn of 
the same year. June 28th, a call was made out which in 
the course of a few weeks was accepted. On the evening of 
October 24, 1869, seven years ago to-night, the installation 
occurred. This constituted the first regular settlement of the 
present pastor; although he had been in the active ministry 
previously between seven and eight years, principally in 



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Virginia and Kentucky. Owing to the disturbed state of af- 
fairs there in consequence of thehite war, he declined the calls 
of the churches he served, thinking more good could be ac- 
complished without formal relations. Of what has been 
done or left undone during the present pastorate, I do not 
propose to speak. We have however reason for gratitude 
to day that our covenant keeping God has not forgotten this 
people. Let us " love him and keep his commandments," 
and his faithfulness and mercy are pledged " to a thousand 
generations." 




THE SESSION. 

HE Minutes of Session date back to January 31st, 
1786. In a few brief notes concerning the condi- 
tion of the church at this time, which are to be 
found in the beginning of the first Book of Records, it is stated 
that tliere were "only two Elders in the congregation at the 
time of Mr. McDonald's ordination. These were Robert 
Henry and Matthew Watson, who were probably ordained 
at the organization of the church. But as the congregation 
was now largely composed of members over whom they had 
never been set, " a day was appointed for the re-election of 
these two gentlemen and for some new members in addition 
to them." At this election, Robert Henry was re-elected to 
the office of Elder, and several other persons nominated for 
ordination, who, having been duly examined, were installed 
January 1st, 178G. At their first meeting tliej' adopted a 
series of resolutions, which indicate their high appreciation 
of their duties and responsibilities, and the sincere and 
earnest spirit with which they entered upon their discharge. 
At their meeting, December 6th, 1786, among other things it 
was resolved to " enjoin on the sexton his utmost attention 
in preserving order during the time of public worship ;" and, 
that " without special reasons" " no marriage shall be so- 



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lemnized in the congregation without three several intima- 
tions given in public." 

The qualifications required for the office of Elder at that 
time may be inferred from the nature of the examination to 
which they were subjected. The minute in one instance 
reads thus. " The Moderator examined into his acquaint- 
ance with tlie general doctrines of the Christian religion, 
and the sense in which he understood those that have been 
subjects of dispute — the nature and design of the sacra- 
ments, and the subjects to whom they should be ad minis 
tered — his views of the order, government and discipline of 
the church — and his resolution in God's strength to support 
and defend them against innovation and error. He also 
inquired into the influence of religion on his own soul, and 
his determination to stud}^ an exemplary walk in his pub- 
lic deportment and private carriage." 

From the organization of the church up to the year 1820, 
the Deacons were in the habit of meeting with the Session, 
and taking part in all its deliberations as if they had been 
set apart to rule. The respective duties of the coordinate 
branches of the church's government were not well under- 
stood. At one time, there was quite a conflict of authority 
between the Session and Board of Trustees. The Board 
claimed, and for many years exercised, exclusive control of 
all moneys gathered from the church for any purjDose what- 



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soever. No collections were allowed to be taken for the 
poor, nor for any charitable or missionary purpose, without 
their permission. 

The office of Elder in those days was no sinecure. Gov- 
ernment was more than a name. For a great many years, 
and indeed down to a comparatively recent date, the Session 
had regular monthly meetings, and if for any cause no meet- 
ing was held the reason was entered on the records. Each 
elder had a particular district of the congregation assigned 
him for visitation and oversight ; and reports of the conduct 
of the members in their respective districts were made to 
the Session. One elder had the oversight of members of the 
church who spoke the Gaelic language. At first it was 
Daniel Mclntyre. On his removal from the congregation, 
Donald McLeod was elected elder on account of his acquaint- 
ance with that dialect, and assigned to the care of the Gaelic 
members. Previous to each communion, tokens^ were distri- 
buted by the elders to persons expecting to partake. This 
was a custom designed to guard the sacramental table from 
the approach of persons not especially allowed by the officers 
of the church. Long tables were spread across the church 
in front of the pulpit and along the aisle, at which all com- 
municants took their seats while the elements were passed 
along by the elders. When thus seated, and before the 

1 A small metal piece. 6 



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sacrament was dispensed, the tokens wliicli had previously 
been given out were taken up, thus rendering it impossible 
for any one disallowed by the Session to partake without 
being observed. Thus, too, the communicants were brought 
under the special observation of the Session, and those who 
were frequently absent were remarked, and called upon to 
give their reasons for thus absenting themselves from the 
Lord's table. 

Discipline was rigid. Under the strict supervision of the 
Session, it was almost impossible for any one to be guilty of 
inconsistencies or immoralities without the fact becoming 
known to some of the elders ; when the party was immedi- 
ately summoned for trial. Indeed, the trial of offenders 
against the discipline of the church, at some periods, consti- 
tuted the large proportion of the business of the Session at 
their monthly meetings. The charges most frequently met 
with in a review of the old Sessional Records, are — 
absence from public worship, violation of promises, severity 
in the collection of money, unchristian language, defamation, 
scandal, profanity, violation of the Sabbath, intemperance, 
etc. The penalty usually imposed was suspension from the 
privileges of the church, until the person gave evidence of 
repentance. But the Session did not regard those thus sus- 
pended as being outside the church. They continued to 
keep a careful watch over such, appointing a committee 



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frequently, to look after them and endeavor to bring them to 
repentance. And now perhaps it is asked what was the re- 
sult of all this inquisitorialness ? After a careful examination 
of the Minutes of Session, during the period of this exercise 
of strict but paternal discipline, I am compelled to say it 
proved a great benefit to the disciplined. I have been sur- 
prised to find how many, thus dealt with and watched over, 
were brought back from the error of their way and restored 
to their fall standing in the church. But if they continued 
in a course of sin, not heeding the admonitions and en- 
treaties of those whom God had made rulers over them 
in spiritual things, then they were warned of excommunica- 
tion ; and if they proved utterly incorrigible Session pro- 
ceeded solemnly to cast them out of God's church. This, 
however, was very rarely the case. I am not sure but the 
church is letting go one of God's ordinances for salvation, 
when it permits discipline to become a thing of the past. 

In these early timei^, Session not only kept a careful watch 
over the practice of the people, but also upon the preaching 
from the pulpit. Just before the call was made for Mr. 
Nott, a supply one Sabbath promulgated what they deemed 
unsound doctrine. A committee of Session was appointed 
to draw up a statement to Presbytery of the errors contained 
in the sermon. Their report is drawn with all the accuracy 
of a trained theologian, representing among other things, 



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that the preacher had " positively denied the doctrine of 
imputed guilt, asserting that man became guilty of Adam's 
sin by approving it, and not otherwise." 

The Records of Session sufficiently testify that this church 
has been fortunate in its choice of men to administer its 
spiritual affairs. They have almost uniformly been men 
who have exhibited a high degree of diligence in the exer- 
cise of their office, — men of intelligence, prudence, piety and 
sincere devotion to the interest of the church. Among those 
whose services to this church deserve more than a mere 
general commendation, may be mentioned the name of 
Robert Henry, one of the elders elected at its organization. 
He seems to have been the leading spirit of the little band 
who organized the church ; and it was largely through his 
efforts and liberality, that the first house of worship was 
erected.^ The name of Anannias Piatt, also, still lingers in 
this church with fragrant memory, on account of his humble, 
devoted Christian walk, his great faithfulness in the dis- 
charge of his official duties, and the remarkable " amount of 
his benefactions to the cause of Christian benevolence." 
The name of Boyd is one which figures most prominently in 
the history of this church. It appears on almost every page 
of the Records, both of the Session and Board of Trustees, 
from the time of the reorganization of the congregation at the 

^Minute of Sy7iod quoted p. 51, 



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close of the revolution, down to the present. The fifth gen- 
eration of this family is now connected with the church ; 
and three generations of it, covering the entire time of the 
church's existence, have successively constituted a leading 
element in its governing power. Among the later members 
of Session, whose names should be borne in grateful remem- 
brance by this people, are Green Hall, Amos Fasset and 
Thomas McMullen — all of whom have deceased. To the 
faithfulness and piety of each of them. Session has borne 
unqualified testimony in its minutes. And I desire here to 
record my appreciation of the Session of this church as at 
present constituted.^ I doubt if in its history, the congrega- 
tion has had over it men better qualified for their duties, or 
more devoted to its interests, than those who now bear spirit- 
ual rule over this people. " Let the elders that rule well be 
counted worthy of double honor." 

' See list of elders. 




THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

HE persons, to whom was first committed the care 
of the temporalities of this church, were those whose 
names appear in the deed the city made to this 
congregation for a lot on which the first house of worship 
was erected/ So far as we have any information, they were 
the only Trustees of the congregation till after the close of 
the revolutionary w^ar. Under the operation of an act of 
the Legislature passed in the year 1784, this congregation 
became regularly organized as a Body Corporate, by an 
election of a Board of Trustees, on the 5th of October, 1785. 
From that time to the present, we have perfect records of 
their proceedings kept with great care and accuracy. They 
held their first meeting for the purpose of organizing, on the 
7th of the same month, and elected Robert Henry " Mode- 
rator." 

Some minutes occur in the records of the early meetings of the Board 
which will doubtless prove interestin<^ to the curious. I give a few 
specimens. Their first corporate act, after tlie meeting to organize, w^as 
to resolve " that a public dimier be given to the gentlemen appointed 
to ordain Mr. McDonald." Soon after, it was "resolved that the clerk 
take three shillings for making publication of marriage, and sixpence for 
every person christened," " that the price of burying a person under 

*Page 13. 



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tlie clnu'cli be, three pounds for an adult, and tliirty shilling for a per- 
son under fourteen years." The pay of the sexton was fixed at "Three 
shillings per Sabbath during the winter season. The duties of the sex- 
ton were enacted as follows. " 1, See that the doors and window shutters 
of the church are seasonably opened. 2. See that the fires be made in 
the stoves, in the season thereof, and the snow cleared to the doors of the 
church. 3. See that the stoves be removed the first day of May, and 
return them the first day of November. 4. See that children and 
servants behave with decorum during service. 5. Endeavor, upon ap- 
proach of strangers, to conduct them to seats. Attend funerals in the 
congregation, for which a perquisite be taken by him. 6. Keep the 
Corporation seat for them, and such persons as they introduce. 7. Close 
the church." A jierson was appointed to "the office of warning the 
people to funerals and walking before the corpse," for which he re- 
ceived a " perquisite of twelve shillings." It was resolved " that one 
thousand coppers be stanqied clmrch penny ^ ' and placed in the hands 
of the treasui-er, for tlie purpose of exchanging with the congregation 
at the rate of twelve for one shilling, in order to add respect to the 
weekly collections." August 5, 1817, the Board procured the jiassage 
of a law, which allowed two chains to be stretched across the street at 
each end of the church, in order to prevent vehicles from passing during 
service. These chains continued in place till about the year 1832. 

One of the first acts of the Board, was to resolve to 

rent the pews of the church. This however did not prove 

acceptable ; and the congregation, " in a body, solicited 

the Board, that the former resolve respecting the letting of 

the pews be rescinded, and that they be exposed to public 

vendue." This request was complied with ; and soon after, 

the pews were offered at public sale, — a yearly rental being 

attached to each pew, to be paid by the purchaser for the 

'Que of these coppers found some years since sold for $25. — Munsell. 



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support of the church. This is the practice for raising the 
revenues for the congregation at the present time. As the 
yearly rentals did not cover the ordinary and necessary ex- 
penses, an annual subscription was taken for that purpose. 
This subscription, for expenses the pew rents were not 
sufficient to cover, continued till the occupation of the pre- 
sent church building. The committee to take the first sub- 
scription, were directed to call upon the Patroon, and securing 
his signature, they were authorized to tender him his choice 
of the pews of the church. He made choice of pew number 
four, and was granted " liberty to make what improvements 
on it" he wished. " The front seat on the right hand, going 
in the chief door, " was appropriated for the use of the Cor- 
poration of the city ; and " its opposite to the Governor." 
" The pew next to the pulpit on the right hand, " was re- 
served for the minister; and " the one next the pulpit on the 
left, " was for elders and deacons. When the second house 
of worship was built, " a suitable cushion " was ordered 
for the minister's pew. It was also directed, that the in- 
side of the pew should be " painted a peagreen color and the top 
of the book board covered with a green cloth fastened with 
brass nails." The annual income of the church as reported 
for the year 1787, was £381, about $900. In 1800 the in- 
come from rents and subscriptions and weekly collections 
amounted to $1115.81. 



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The management of the finances of a large city church is 
a work of no small magnitude. As the organization grows 
expenses grow, and sometimes when the congregation is 
largest the annual deficit is largest also. 

To the men, who have given themselves to this difficult 
task of managing the finances of this congregation in suc- 
cessive generations, we to-daj^ owe a debt of gratitude which 
ought not to be forgotten. To serve the church in this 
sphere costs time, thought, and anxiety, and oftentimes 
the exercise of great liberality. The value of the services 
rendered by many of those whose names appear in the list of 
Trustees is beyond all computation. To mention all those, 
who deserve a place in the grateful remembrance of this peo- 
ple for their faithful services in this office, would require us 
to go well nigh through the entire list, both of the dead and 
living. One of the most onerous duties of the Trustees of 
this church has been to provide suitable accommodations for 
the growing wants of the congregation. Three different 
times they have been called upon to erect new houses of 
worship. They have builded two Session Houses, besides 
making repairs and enlargements involving, each time, a 
large outlay of funds. 




EDIFICES. 

First House of Worship. 

N the year 1762, according to the sketch of John 
McDonald, subscriptions were solicited for the 
purpose of building a church In 1763, as before 
stated, a piece of ground was deeded to certain persons as 
Trustees for the same purpose. It was bounded on the 
south by Hudson street, on the west by Grand street, on the 
north by Beaver street, and on the east by William street. 
This ground was then known as " the gallows hill," and is 
described as being " very steep." The first church building 
was erected on this lot during the year 1764. A stairway 
winding around the hill, and very difficult of ascent during 
the winter season, was the only means of approach to the 
church. The house was built of wood, and is described as 
being " of a respectable size, though not of a verv elegant 
appearance." It was covered with a flat roof and surmounted 
with a tower and s^^ire, the tower containing a bell. It was 
painted red, and stood fronting the east. 

In the Records of the Sjnod of New York and Philadel- 
phia for 1770, I find a minute which gives the only account 
of the cost of this building any where to be found. And, as 



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it gives some interesting details concerning the circumstances 
of the congregation at that time, I give the minute entire. 
"An application was made in behalf of the Presbyterian 
Church in Albany reporting that they are deeply involved in 
debt, and praying that Synod would recommend them to the 
assistance of charitable and well disposed persons within their 
bounds. The Synod referred it to Messrs. P. V. B. Living- 
ston and Elihu Spencer as a committee to examine and make 
report of the state of their accounts. The said committee 
reported that it appears by the papers produced to them by 
Robert Henry, one of the elders of said church, that they 
erected a building for the public worship of God, the expense 
of which amounted to £2813, 9.9. od., York currency,^ — that 
they received from sundry subscribers £811, lOs. %d. for that 
purpose, which left the sum of £2001, ISs. deficiency to be 
paid by three persons only, of which Mr. Henry has paid 
out of his own pocket £1086, los. 6f/., and is liable for part 
of what still remains unpaid of said debt. The Synod there- 
fore do cheerfully and cordially recommend them to the as- 
sistance of well disposed charitable persons within our bounds." 
There is no where to be found any intimation of the result 
of this effort to procure financial relief abroad. It was not 
probably very successful ; for, several years after the second 
edifice was occupied, on Dec. 22, 1801, the old building was 

1 About $7,033. 



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deeded in trust to Robert R. Henrj " for the payment of the 
principal and interest of the debt which had been contracted 
with Mr. Robert Henry, deceased, by the congregation in 
building the old church ;**='= and for such other debts 
proportionately as may be legally established, having been 
contracted in like manner." The condition of the deed was, 
that Robt. R. Henry should " completely indemnify this 
Board, and their successors, against all legal demands, etc' 
Thus, the old house passed out of the hands of the Board, and 
in the course of time was torn down, and the lot sold. 

The Second Buildk^g. 
Owino" to the increase of the conirreiiation, durin"- the 
ministry of Rev. John McDonald, it was found necessary 
to provide enlarged accommodations ; and it was determined 
to take steps for the erection of a new and commodious 
edifice. For this purpose, the Board of Trustees, on the 
15th of February, 1792, appointed a committee to purchase 
a " lot on the plains; " which they succeeded in doing for the 
sum of £65. It was situated on what is now the corner of 
South Pearl and Beaver streets. The foundation of the 
building was laid under the supervision of the Board. For 
work thus done, I find a bill was ordered paid, amounting 
to £376, 146-. Sd. March 16th, 1794, the Board resolved to 
advertise for proposals to build the walls and do the outside 



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The Second Edifice. 



carpentering and Jfloor- 
ing; and the contract 
was awarded to Elisha 
Putnam on the 17th day 
of March, 1795, for the 
sum of £3250. Subse- 
quently, a contract was 
entered into with the 
same party to do the 
inside carpenter work 
ibr the sum of £963 ; to 
which amount £50 were 
afterwards added by the 
Board, "in Heu of ma- 
terials of the old church," 
which the contract al- 



lowed to be used. The lathing and plastering was done 
by Garrit Keating for £300. I have nowhere found 
a statement of the entire cost of this house; but, put- 
ting the above items together, which constitute- the main 
expense of the building, it gives a total cost, not including 
the lot, of £4939, 14.s. 8(/., or about $12,347. Various other 
incidental expenses would doubtless increase this sum a few 
thousand dollars. There appears to have been much diffi- 
culty in raising this am.ount of money. After the subscrip- 



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tions had been exhausted, a number of gentlemen advanced 
.£200 each to forward the work, to be refunded from the sale 
of pews, when the church should be completed. The pastor 
and one of the Board were directed to proceed to New York, 
and other places, to solicit contributions for the purpose of 
completing the structure. Still the enterprise delayed ; 
until on July 22d, 1796, an association of share holders was 
formed, and the needed means raised ; when the work was 
progressed, and the house finished, and first occupied, No- 
vember 2d, of the same year. Dr. Smith, of Union College, 
preached two sermons on the occasion. The steeple was 
not finished for nearly twelve years afterwards. The pews 
were sold, January 16th, 1797, — within a few days of five 
years from the time the movement began. The sum realized 
from the sale of the pev/s was $8398.75; and the annual 
income was $525.50. In one of the papers of the day, this 
house was described as being, " a handsome building sixty- 
four feet by seventy-six, eligibly situated in Washington 
street corner of Beaver. The inside of the church is in 
modern style, and the workmanship very elegant." 

During the summer of 1831, this building was enlarged by 
an addition of sixteen feet on the north end, and the interior 
remodelled and much improved ; and it became " the most 
elegantly finished church in the city." The expense of 
these improvements was $4,600. 



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As thus remodelled, this building is well remembered by a 
large proportion of our citizens. In this form it appears in 
the accompanying plate. The congregation continued to 
worship in it, till their removal to the present edifice in 
1850. It then passed into the possession of the Congrega- 
tional Society of this city, and was occupied by them, till 
within a few years ; when they removed to their new church 
on Eagle street. It was then sold, and has since been used 
for business purposes, and is now known as Beaver Block, 

on South Pearl street. 

In 1815, the Session House, belonging to the old church, 

was erected at a cost of $5,000. 

The Present Edifice. 

In looking at the imposing structure, in which this con- 
gregation now worships, no one would dream that it was 
the outcome of an embarrassed state of church finances. 
But, strange as it may seem, it was so. In a paper adopted 
by the Board of Trustees, October 2d, 1846, and addressed 
to the congregation, it was represented, — that the pew rents 
did not cover much more than half the running expenses 
of the church, — that the individual subscriptions made for 
that purpose, were not sufficient to meet the balance, and 
were falling off from quarter to quarter, leaving each year a 
large and increasing deficit, amounting the current year to 



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the sum of $800, — and that there already was a large debt 
upon the corporation, which, at the present rate of increase, 
would in a few years " be so great as to cover all their pro- 
perty." In view of these facts, the board suggested two 
plans to get out of their present difficulty. The first was — 
to reorganize the congregation in the old house of worship, 
doubling the pew rents, and assessing the pews, in addition, a 
sufficient amount to meet the debt. The second plan was — 
to build a new church. At a meeting of the pew holders 
held, October 5th, 1846, the latter plan was adopted. In 
view of this action of the congregation, it is evident, that the 
financial stress was rather the occasion, than the cause, of 
the movement for a new church building. No set of men, 
in sober reason, would incur liabilities amounting in the ag- 
gregate to over $100,000, in order to escape a debt of between 
three and four thousand dollars. It was evidently a desire, 
on the part of a majority of the people, for a house of worship 
more in keeping with the progress of the times and the 
wealth and standing of the congregation, which was the 
primary motive in the whole movement. 

Although this action of the congregation, looking to the 
erection of a new church building, was opposed by a large 
minority of the people, it vf as forwarded with much energy. 
Papers were circulated and liberal subscriptions secured. A 
lot of ground, on the corner of Hudson street and Philip, 



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was purchased, in September of 1847, upon which, in the 
course of the same autumn, was begun " the erection of a 
church edifice, after the model of the First Presbyterian 
Church, New York." The main building was completed 
early in the year 1850. On Sabbath, March 3d, an interest- 
ing farewell service was held in the old church. Dr. Camp- 
bell preaching an appropriate discourse, taking for his text, 
James 4 : 17. — " Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, 
and doeth it not, it is sin" — being the same text from which 
he had preached,* when he assumed charge of the congrega- 
tion, twenty years before. On the following Sunday, March 
10th, 1850, the new edifice was opened for public worship, 
the pastor officiating alone in the dedicatory services. The 
text on this occasion was, Haggai 9 : 2. — " The glory of 
this latter house shall be greater than the former, saith the 
Lord of hosts ; and in this place will I give peace, saith the 
Lord of hosts." The discourse is described as having been 
" truly eloquent and impressive." The house was filled to 
its utmost capacity, and large numbers were compelled to 
leave, being unable to gain admittance.-^ 

During the year 1855, steps were taken looking to the 
erection of a Session House. After various negotiations, 
additional ground was purchased in rear of the church 
building; and dui^ing the summer of 1856, a Lecture Room 
was erected, completing the design of the building as it now 

' MunselVs Annals, vol. ii, pp. 255-6, 1st ed. 8 



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stands.^ It was dedicated in the evening of June 17th, 
1857. The entire cost of the church edifice, as thus com- 
pleted, was about $115,000.^ This amount was raised vari- 
ously, — by the sale of the old property, by subscriptions, 
loans, and mortgages, running through a period of a dozen 
years. The last of it, being a balance of $12,332.91 neces- 
sary " to clear the church fully and finally from debt," was 
provided for by a subscription made through the con- 
gregation in December of 1858. The wisdom of this twelve 
years' experience was embodied in a resolution, which was 
adopted by the Board, December 31st, 1858, and in these 
words : — " It is finally and unalterably — 

Resolved — 

That hereafter, no debt shall be contracted 
against this corporation, unless by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
Trustees elected under its charter, to be recorded on the minutes, with 
the names of the Trustees voting thereon." 

It was also further — '■^Resolved: — The above resolution 
shall be read at each meeting of the Board." 

These resolutions, together with a recent action of the 
Board according to which the consent of the Pastor must be 
obtained, constitute a very effectual bar against the incur- 
ring of debts upon the church. It is a gratifying fact, that, 

- See Frontispiece. 

■^ This information I get from the present efficient President of the 
Board of Trustees, who was one of the building committee, and gave 
much personal attention to all the details of the work. 



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at the present time, the finances of this congregation are 
being administered in accordance with the spirit of the above 
resolutions, and the scriptural injunction, "owe no man 
anything." 

In the spring of the year, 1870, it was found that owing 
to the settling of the tower, extensive repairs were needed 
to render it secure. The entire inner wall of the tower, 
from the foundation to the organ loft, was removed, and re- 
built with heavy granite blocks, procured through the New 
Capitol Commissioners ; and for which the Board paid the 
sum of $733.46.^ The mastic on the outside of the church 
was also removed ; the interior refrescoed and refurnished ; 
and a new organ put in. The cost of these repairs was 
about $14,000 : the entire amount of which was raised and 
paid, leaving no debt upon the corporation. 

This concludes the account of the church buildings, with 
the exception of the Mission Chapel in Alexander street. 
But as it was the result of a voluntary movement, and not 
the doing of the Corporation of the church, any notice of it 
belongs more appropriately under the head of the Mission 
School, which will be noticed hereafter. 

' I am thus exact here, because at one time it was alleged, that the 
Capitol Commissioners had made no charge for this stone, and that the 
State was thus defrauded. The vouchers are in the possession of the 
Treasurer. 



PRAISE. 

N no respect has the worship of this church 
changed so much, as in that of praise. For many 
^E^JSgJiS ' years after its organization the singing of the 
congregation was led by a precentor. This was an office of 
emolument and honor ; although, doubtless the honor was 
much more prized than the emolument. The amount of 
salary at first was<£5^ a year; and for more than a quarter 
of a century, it was less than one hundred dollars. The 
duties of the office were " lining the Psalm," and " leading 
the singing." The incumbent occupied a position a little 
lower than the minister, in front of the pulpit. After the 
Psalm had been announced, and duly read through and 
"explained" by the minister; the precentor began and read 
two lines, and then led the people in the singing of the same, 
then two lines more, and so on in the same way, reading or 
"lining" and singing, until the whole Psalm was gone 
through. It was no small accomplishment to be able to 
" turn the tune well," — to multiply one syllable, at the end 
of a line, sometimes into three to make it fit the tune — and 
to gracefully glide from singing to reading, and vice versa; 

'$12.50. 



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but so accomplished did some become through long practice, 
that it might be difficult to determine exactly when the 
singing ended and the " lining" began ; and tradition tells 
of the great disgrace that fell upon presuming individuals, 
who aspired to this office without the requisite gifts and 
training. 

The first innovation in this part of the worship was made 
in the year 1800. At its meeting, March 4th, of that year, 
Session directed each elder to inquire among the members 
in his district, if any would be opposed to the abolition of 
the custom of lining the Psalms as they were sung. At the 
next meeting, it was reported that there was " no material 
objection ; " and accordingly, notice was given, that, on the 
first Sabbath of the following month, it would be discon- 
tinued ; and requesting the people to supply themselves with 
" Psalm Books," — Session also ordering some copies to be dis- 
tributed by the deacons among the poor. At their meeting, 
September 19th, 1803, Session received a petition signed by 
one hundred and two persons, praying them to introduce the 
Books of Psalm.s and Hymns recommended by the General 
Assembly, and abolish the use of the old version of the 
Psalms. There was, however, strong opposition to the in- 
troduction of uninspired hymns into the worship of God. 
For two years the petition was allowed to remain unan- 
swered; when the change asked for was made, going into 



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effect the second Sabbath of September, 1805. Some per- 
sons withdrew from the church in consequence of this change. 

The precentor, at this time, seems to have created dis- 
satisfaction, on account of the music he was introducing in 
leading the singing. The Session adopted a very simple 
method of regulating the evil. September 2d, 1805, a com- 
mittee was appointed to " make a selection of tunes proper 
to be sung in the church." This committee reported at the 
next meeting, recommending twenty-seven tunes, of the dif- 
ferent metres, as suitable to be sung. Tlie report was 
adopted, and the precentor furnished with the list, from 
which he was to make his selections. This list contains a 
number of the " good old tunes" most acceptable to the 
church at the present time. Some such action, on the part 
of the Session at this time, was very necessary; as persons 
were asking for letters of dismissal, assigning as their reason, 
the kind of music which was being used in the worship of 
God's house. 

The singing at this time being wholly congregational, it 
was of importance that the people, as far as possible, should 
be qualified to join harmoniously in the exercise. Both the 
Session and the Board of Trustees recognized this fact ; and, 
the facilities for receiving a musical education being exceed- 
ingly limited, andenjoyed by thefewest, various arrangements 
were effected, from time to time, for exercising the people in 



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singing. " Singing schools" were organized, the precentor 
was required not only to lead the singing in the church, but 
also to teach the people during the week — for which extra 
salary was allowed — and, at times, the congregation were 
asked to meet, before or after the usual Wednesday evening 
lecture, for the purpose of " improving themselves in psalm- 
ody." Thus was the praise of the congregation conducted 
up to about the year 1829 or 30. 

November 22d, 1829, a committee was appointed by the 
Session to " regulate the singing in our church in the 
gallery ;" and, at the next meeting, they " reported that they 
had attended to that duty, and that pews had been assigned 
for that purpose." This action, doubtless, marks the time 
of the introduction of the choir into this church. Other ad- 
vances soon followed ; each of them in turn shocking the 
pious sensibilities of some of the good people of the congre- 
gation, and occasioning no small dissatisfaction. Among 
some old files of papers, I find a petition to the Session on 
the subject of church music, signed by thirty-three prominent 
male members of the congregation. Although it bears no 
date, yet, from circumstances, it must be assigned to the 
early part of the year 1830. In it, the petitioners ingen- 
iously argue ; — that church music is a " part of the worship 
of the church militani, more nearly allied to that of the church 
triumphant, than any other," — that, " where there is a spirit 



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of singing, there is a spirit of prayer," — tliey declare them- 
selves "extremely anxious to cultivate to its true standard 
that interesting, important, and too much neglected part of 
the public worship of God," — and as a means for the attain- 
ment of these most desirable ends, they ask 

"permission for the choir — 

To stand iij) when they sing — 
and, To use instrumental accompaniments to assist their 
voices in lveei)ing tone and time." 

Of course, no church Session would care to record them- 
selves against this extreme desire to more nearly ally the 
church militant to the church triumphant and to increase a 
spirit of prayer ; and if they had any doubts as to the effi- 
ciency of the means suggested to accomplish these ends, they 
gave no official utterance to them. I find no minute of any 
action having ever been taken on this petition, nor any re- 
ference whatsoever to it. But, on Sabbath, the 18th day of 
August, 1830, the choir both stood up when they sang, and 
had an instrumental accompaniment to help them keep 
" tone and time."^ The instrument then introduced was a 
large bass viol. To this was added, not long after, a violon- 
cello, a violin, and two flutes. AVhen the new church was 
finished, in 1850, an organ was built in at an expense of 
$2,000. About six years ago, this organ was made to give 

' In a scrap book made by Jacob Vanderzee, there is a woodcut 
picture clipped from one of the papers of tlie period caricaturing the 
choir as it appeared on that day. 



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place to the large, noble instrument, which occupies the 
organ loft at the present time. 

Up to about the year 1861, the choir was what is generally 
known as " amateur," — the best musical talent of the church 
volunteering to lead the singing of the congregation, — only 
the leader or organist receiving pay. During the autumn of 
1861, paid singers were introduced; and the choir has been 
composed of such, with one exception, from that time to the 
present — the expense ranging between $1000 and $1,500. 
It would, however, be doing great injustice to those who 
have now for many years led the music of this congregation, 
to class them with the ordinary professional choir. Without 
exception, they have always shown themselves accommodat- 
ing and obliging, and have taken a deep interest in all that 
pertains to the welfare and prosperity of this congregation. 
One of them/ who is a member of our own church, has given 
his services in this direction, wholly gratuitously, for a period 
of now nearly twenty years ; and I avail myself of this op- 
portunity to express to him the sincere thanks of this entire 
congregation. 

1 A. P. Stevens. 




SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Church School. 

ROM the beginning, this church has shown great 
concern for the careful religious training of its 
children. The old records of the church show, 
that, during the last century, the catechetical instruction of 
the young was one of the reguLar services of the Sabbath ; 
and various plans were adopted, from time to time, looking 
to the more efficient discharge of this important duty. 

During the early years of this century, the Sabbath School 
movement began to attract attention in this country. Up to 
1813, schools had been organized at the following places ; ^ — 
New Brunswick, N. J., 1709 ; Greenwich Village, N. Y., 
1804; Bath, N. H., 1805; Pittsburgh, Pa., 1809; New 
York City, and Beverly, Mass., 1810 ; Somerville, N. J., 
1811 ; Boston, and Salem, Mass., 1812. Then came the 
first organization of the kind in this city. March 21st, 
1813, Mr. and Mrs. Upfold opened a " Sunday Free 
School" in Van Tromp street, " where several branches 
of an English education" were taught. This enterprise, 
however, did not continue long. Again, in January 
1816, Mrs. Upfold and Mrs. Booking opened a " Sabbath 
^ History S. S. Union by J. Ferris. 



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School for the instruction of African females." Soon after 
this, another school was opened, in the Uranian Hall, for 
males. These two enterprises were afterwards united, and 
continued for a number of 3ears to do a most excellent work 
for the colored population of this city. In June of this year, 
also, some ladies of the Reformed Dutch Church opened a 
school for girls in Green street, which continued through 
that summer, and then was closed on account of the severity 
of the winter, and not opened again for some two years. 
None of tliese enterprises were permanent ; neither were any 
of them admitted into any of the churches. 

The first Sabbath School organized in this city, which 
proved permanent, was the First Presbyterian. Three lady 
members of thij church, in July, 1816, opened a school for 
girls at house No. 20, Beaver street. Their names were 
Miss Oakie, Miss Berbank, and Miss Aimes now the venerable 
Mrs. James, widow of Rev. Dr. James, and at the present time 
a member of this church. This school was an immediate suc- 
cess, and soon removed to the basement of the church, and was 
recognized as a church school. That its relation to the 
church was fully and speedily recognized, is evident from a 
minute I find on the Session book, dated May 9th, 1817 : — 
" A memorial signed by Miss M. L. Ames, in behalf of the 
Sunday School Society belonging to this congregation, and 
praying for a collection," etc., was " referred to the Board of 



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Trustees, with a request that the prayer of the petition 
might be granted." 

In September^ of 1816, three other schools were started, — 
one by some members of the Methodist church, — one by Mr. 
Young, who was also connected with the Upfolds in their 
first enterprise — (neither of these continuing long), — and 
one for boys, September 1st, by the Young Men's Society, 
in a schoolroom in Green street. This latter school soon 
filled up the room in which it met ; and the year following 
applicants for admission were turned over to a school, started 
in August, ] 817, by Mr. Dillingham, on the corner of Chapel 
and Steuben streets. These schools were afterwards merged 
into one and became the Second Presbyterian. The order 
of time, therefore, in which some of the earlier schools were 
organized in this city, and which have survived uninter- 
ruptedly to the present, seems to be about as follows : — 

July, 1816, First Presbyterian. 

September 1st, 1816, Second Presbyterian. 

January 1st, 1818, St. Peters. 

1818 or 1819, Middle Dutch.^ 

November 13th, 1819, First Baptist. 

April 30th, 1820, Lutheran. 

December 17th, 1820, North Dutch. 

' Report of Superintendent Briggs for 1876. 
■' MunselVs Annals. 



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When first organized our own school was designed only 
for girls, but soon the plan was enlarged to admit boys also. 
Its main object seems to have been, to furnish instruction 
of a religious character to poor and neglected children, 
whom the ordinary Sabbath instruction failed entirely to 
reach. The Sabbath School idea did not then, and, rightly 
understood, does not now, presume to take the care of the 
church's children out of the hands of Christian parents, 
their Divinely appointed guardians and instructors. Parents 
cannot leave the religious education of their offspring to 
any merely human institution, no matter how excellent it 
may be, without proving themselves neglectful of a most 
sacred and heaven imposed duty. 

The Session of the church continued to give the same 
careful attention to the catechetical instruction of the young, 
after, as before, the organization of the Sabbath School in 
connection with this congregation. September 1st, 1820, it 
was resolved that the elders should " attend in rotation, on 
Wednesday afternoon, to aid and countenance the pastor in 
instructing the classes in the Bible and Catechism ; " and in 
1838, Session "appointed a committee to make arrange- 
ments, in the Sunday School of our church, for appropriating- 
a part of the time each Sabbath, to the teaching of the 
children the Assembly's Catechism." Thus it appears, that 
until comparatively recent years, the Sabbath School had 



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not superseded those useful catechetical exercises, maintained 
and conducted by the pastor and Session from the organi- 
zation of the church. 

For many years the chief officer of the school was called 
" Principal." The first Principal of whom we have any 
information was Mr, Warner. It is to be regretted that no 
minutes of the school have been kept back of 1840. As 
perfect a roll, however, of Principals and Superintendents, 
as can be made, will be found among the lists of the officers 
of the church. The school has maintained a vigorous exist- 
ence from the beginning. But in more recent years it has 
become so largely a church school, reaching so small a por- 
tion of that element of our community for whom it was 
originally intended, that it was felt by many, that some 
new enterprise of a Sabbath School character ought to be 
set on foot by our church, looking more to the care of poor 
and neglected children. This eventually took shape in the 
organization of the 



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Mission School. 
A meeting of the friends of such an enterprise, was held 
in the Lecture Room of the church, March 30th, 1866. 
Great interest was manifested ; the movement was at once 
fully inaugurated, and afterward vigorously carried forward. 
Various committees were appointed, to choose a site for a 



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Chapel, — to ask the assent of the Session and Board of 
Trustees to a canvass of the congregation for subscriptions — 
and to solicit contributions. Unanimous consent was given, 
by the officers of the church, for a committee to call on the 
members for means to forward the enterprise, on the condi- 
tion, that the object should simply be stated, and "the 
money should be voluntarily offered for this purpose and not 
solicited," so that it might " not interfere with the regular 
revenues of the church," On this condition, the money 
was soon obtained and a house built on a lot which had 
been procured in Alexander street. The whole cost of the 
ground and chapel was $4,779.68. 

September 10th, 1866, a meeting was held to organize the 
school. Twenty-two persons volunteered their services as 
teachers; Mr. Joseph F. Winne was elected superintendent; 
and other officers were chosen. The enterprise was now 
fully organized and officered, — only lacking the important 
element of scholars to teach. From the beginning of the 
movement, it was walking " by faith and not by sight." 
What if after all this effort, outlay of means, and organiz- 
ation, no scholars could be induced to attend ? The most 
sanguine could scarcely hope for more scholars at first, than 
the number of teachers and officers they now had. It was 
with no little anxiety on the part of the originators of the 
movement, that the opening day was awaited. Sabbath 



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afternoon, September 16th, 1866, the house was dedicated 
with appropriate exercises ; and one week from that time, 
September 23d, it was opened for school purposes. Nor was 
the faith which inspired the movement hitherto disappointed, 
so far as visible promise of success was concerned. Two 
hundred and one scholars were present the first day; and 
the number continued to increase from day to day, until 
the accommodations of the house proved inadequate. 

November 27th, 1867, it was resolved by the teachers^ to 
endeavor to raise funds for the purpose of building on an 
addition to the Chapel ; which was successfully accomplished 
during the following winter. This addition made the entire 
cost of the property about §6000. This house was destroyed 
by fire in the early morning of September 13th, 1869. It 
was immediately rebuilt, and rededicated December 5th, of 
the same year. Mr. A. P. Stevens was elected Superintend- 
ent, September 15th, 1869, and continues to fill the ofiice 
at the present time. The school has always been largely 
attended, and is now in successful operation. Though the 
work is necessarily one of a difficult, and in some of its as- 
pects, discouraging character, yet the faithful toilers in this 
field have, for their great encouragement, the promise of 
" the faithful God," which keepeth covenant and mercy to 
a thousand generations." •' As the rain cometh down, and the 
snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth 



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the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may 
give seed to the sower and bread to the eater : So shall my 
word be that goeth forth out of my mouth : it shall not re- 
turn unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I 
please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereunto I send 
it." " In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening 
withhold not thine hand : for thou knowest not whether 
shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall 
be alike good." 



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BENEVOLENCE. 

i'OR many years, tliere does not seem to have been 
much attention given to the subject of benevolence. 
I The Board of Trustees received all moneys gathered 
in the church into their treasury. When Presbytery or 
General Assembly made calls for contributions for various 
objects, the Board voted such sums as they deemed " to be 
adequate ;" which were usually very small, averaging but a 
few pounds. Of course, under such a system, there was no 
opportunity for the growth of a spirit of benevolence. This 
plan was abandoned somewhere about the year 1800. In 
1804, a charity collection for the poor was taken in the 
church, after a special sermon on the subject by Mr. Nott. 
The sum realized on that occasion was $327, and was re- 
marked " as the most liberal collection ever taken in the 
city."^ This amount may seem small, as compared with 
nearly $3000 given by this church last year to the poor in 
our own midst ; but when we remember that this was among 
the earliest efforts of the congregation in the way of charity 
contributions, and also take into consideration the compara- 
tive ability of the church then and now, we need not think 

1 MmiseWs An7ials. 



75 

strange that it should be remarked as a very Uberal contri- 
bution. 

Up to 1830, there was little exercise of the spirit of li- 
berality, — the collections generally running under $100. 
But about that time, there is a very marked change, and 
rapid improvement from year to year, which has continued 
to the present time, — the aggregate of the contributions 
during the past year being the largest in the history of the 
church. If, therefore, we are not financially stronger than 
we have ever been ; then, what is better, we are more liberal. 
The sum total of moneys gathered in the congregation for 
all purposes during the last seven years is something over 
|105,000. It is a curious fiict, well worth noting, that in 
those years when the church raised the largest amounts for 
necessary expenses at home, its contributions to the various 
causes of benevolence abroad have also been largest, — illus- 
trating the important truth, that the more a people give the 
more they are disposed to give. 






SPIRITUALITY. 

|1KE all churches, this one has had its seasons of 
quickening, and times of coldness and formality; 
but it has not been subject to those regular oscil- 
lations from one of these states to the other, that character- 
ize the life of churches sometimes. Its growth has not been 
spasmodic, but rather gradual and healthy. It has not en- 
joyed many great revivals ; but it has continually enjoyed 
a good degree of the favor of the church's Great Head. Its 
roll of members shows that in all the years of its existence, 
but few communion seasons have passed without some ac- 
cessions. From the character of the people who have always 
largely composed this church, meetings of a highly emotional 
nature could never find encouragement. As a consequence, 
when the means of grace, on rare occasions amounting only 
to three or four during the church's existence, have been in- 
creased, they have been unmistakably called for by the 
quickened state of the church at the time. Meetings " to 
o-et up a revival" have never been resorted to. The labors 
of " Evangelists" have never been sought. When meetings 
have been multiplied, as in 1831, 1840, and 1872, they have 
been conducted wholly by the pastor ; and they have been 
characterized by such an entire absence of every external de- 
monstration of excitement, that sometimes the congregation 



77 
had but little conception of the extent of the work of grace 
going on in their midst. The results of these meetings have 
been the very best possible. The fruits of each one of these 
ingatherings are found in the church now, and constitute a 
part of its most active and efficient element. From the or- 
ganization of this church up to June 21st, 1843, — the time 
of the publication of the last catalogue, — the whole number 
received into its membership is set down at 1680, From 
that time up to the beginning of the present ministry, 405 
were added. During the present pastorate, the accessions 
have been 188, — making a total of 2273 souls. 

My brethren, this is a goodly number; but is it quite 
what we should like to behold as the result of the work of 
such a church as this for more than a century ? Might it 
not have been reasonably expected, that this large church, 
standing in the midst of this community, for so long a time, 
with its powerful influences, would have drawn into it a larger 
number than it has ? May it not be, that its historic con- 
servatism has tended somewhat to repress and hinder its 
aggressive power ? I like conservatism. It is prudent : it is 
cautious : it is safe : its language is that of the apostle, 
" Prove all things, hold fast that which is good." If it does 
not build so rapidly ; it builds more securely. If it does not 
go on so fast ; it goes more surely. I am grateful that the 
Great Head of the church has assigned me to labor in a 



78 

field, where the " progressive spirit of the age " is not re- 
cognized as of any special authority, — among a people, 
with whose views concerning some of the church measures 
of the day, my own are in such entire accord. In this re- 
gard, " the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places." And 
yet, my brethren, let us remember we may mistake here. 
There is such a thing as too straight a conservatism, one 
that may keep us too much shut up within ourselves ; and 
which may prevent us, as a people, from reaching and sav- 
ing as many as we might. God grant that this church may 
ever stand in this community as a bulwark of the old doc- 
trines of the Gospel, and the good old ways ; but at the 
same time, God ' grant, that no conservatism of old ways, 
simply because they are old, may stand in the way of its 
utmost efficiency for the salvation of souls. It is jm en- 
couraging fact that the spiritual power of this church is on 
the increase. The yearly average of accessions to our com- 
munion during the past seven years, is more than one-third 
larger than that of the previous seven, and almost double 
the average for fourteen years immediately preceding. 
Only let us bear in mind that the Master has called us 
each to work in his vineyard, — let us gird ourselves with the 
grace of his Gospel, and this healthy increase of efficiency 
may be multiplied many times. 

Let us remember the poor. Let us not forget, that one of 
the great distinguishing features of the New Testament 



79 

dispensation is, that " the poor have the Gospel preached 
unto them," It should be the great ambition of every 
church, to fulfil and illustrate this Divine ideal, and make 
the propehcy history. Let us, therefore, neglect no influence 
that is calculated to reach, with the saving grace of Christ, 
this large class, to whom above all others, the church is 
especially commissioned by its Lord to go. 

Brethren, the past is beyond our reach : its history is 
made for eternity : but the future is ours to improve, or 
neglect. Our church occupies a vantage ground for useful- 
ness to-day never surpassed in its existence. Let us learn 
from the past, let us take courage from the present, let us 
be inspired by the future, and address ourselves to its 
duties as never before. Our generation will soon be num- 
bered with those of the past. Our works will soon be studied 
by posterity, as we study to-day those of the generations 
dead. God help us to fill well our brief day, that it may be 
written of us — "They were a chosen generation, a royal 
priesthood, * * * a peculiar people ; " showing " forth the 
praises of him " who called them " out of darkness into his 
marvellous light." And the God of our fathers, " the faith- 
ful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy, with them 
that love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand 
generations," own and prosper the works of our hands ; and 
to his own Great Name be praise, evermore. Amen. 



OFFICERS OF THE CHURCH FROM ITS ORGANIZATION. 



Kev, Willium Haiiiia, 
Rev. Andrew Bay, 
Rev. Jolm IMcDonald, 
Rev. David S. I3ogart, 
Rev. Eliphalet Nott, 
Rev. Jolm ]>. Roiueyn, 
Rev. William Neill, 
Rev. Arthur J. Stanshiuy, 
Rev. Henry R. Weed, 
Rev. Jolm N. Campbell, 
Rev. James M. Ludlow, 
Rev. J. McClusky Blayney, 



PASTOllS. 

Stated Supply, IKiS-llGB. 
" lYGS-lYVS. 

Pastor, Nov. 8, 1775-Sept., 1705. 
Stated Supply, Fel). IT, 1797-Dec., 
Rastor, Oct. -A, 1798-Sept., 1804. 

" Dec. 5, 1804-Nov., 1808. 

" Sept. 14, 1809-Aug. 20, 181G. 

" Sept. 80, 1 8 1 7-Fel)., 1821. 

" May 7, 1822-Nov., 1820. 

" Sept. 11, 1831-March 27, 18G4 

" Jan. 19, 1865-Nov. 27, 1868. 
Oct. 24, 1869- 



1797. 



ELDERS. 
When ordained. Office vacated. 

Probably at Organization of tlu; church about 1762 or 63. 



Robert Henry. 
Matthew Watson. 

Jan. 1, 178(). 
Daniel Mclntyi'e. 
Peter Sim. 
John Boyd. 

April 1st, 1787. 
Joseph Newlands. 
John Folsom. 

March 21, 1790. 
Donald McLeod. 



Name ai))>ears last Jan. 7, 1786. Died. 
Ceased acting. Not re-elected Jan. 1, 1786. 

Removed from city A})ril 17, 1789. 
Name appears last Sept. 17, 1796. 
Name appears last Oct. 4, 1793. 

Name appears last Sept. 2 7, 1792. 
Removed from city, Feb. 12, 1797. 



Resigned Dec. 2, 1800. 



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82 



August 29, 1790. 
Abraham Eights. 
Hunloke Woodruff. 

A. D., 1'794. 
James Boyd. 
Isaac Ilutton. 

April 28, 1805. 
Elias Willard. 
Gilbert Stewai-t. 

John Boardman. 

Dec. 27, 1812. 
Anannias Piatt. 
Nehemiah B. Basset. 

Jan. 31, 1819. 
John Woodvv^ortli. 
Theo. V'W. Graliani. 
Timothy P'asset. 

Sept. 3, 1820. 
Peter McHench. 
Peter Boyd. 

June 22, 1823. 
Green Hall. 
Stephen l^ider. 



Name appears last Oct. 12, 1819. Died. 
Died July 4, 1811. 

Died August IG, 1832, age 90, 
Ceased to act, May, 1819. 

Died March 20, 1827, age 72. 

Dismissed to church in Aurora, N. Y., Dec. 

5, 1820. 
Dismissed to 2d Pres. Ch. at organization, 

Dec. 14, 1815. 

Died April 10, 1842, age 80. 
Removed to Schenectady, May 2, 1820. 

Resigned September 22, 1841. 

Died July 5, 1822. 

Dismissed to 4th Pres. Ch., June 1, 1830. 

Died Oct. 25, 1822. 

Died July 3, 184G, age 71. 



Died September 8, 1863. 

Ceased acting, September 9, 1863. 

Between July 1, Sept. 2, 1823. 
Josiah Sherman. Died July 17, 1832, age 63. 

Oct. 7, 1831. 
Israel Williams. 

Sept. 22, 1837. 
Amos Fasset. 
Elias Warner. 

Dec. 23, 1842. 
Elihu Russell. 
Daniel Fry. 



Died April 26, 1840. 

Died Feb. 21, 1858, age 75. 

Dismissed to 2d Pres. Ch., April 5, 1843. 

Died June 24, 1862, age 78. 
Died Aug. 28, 1850. 



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Joined the Quakers, Dec. V, 1853. 
Died April IV, 1853. 

Acting now. 

Died, March 24, 1869. 

Acting now. 
Acting now. 
Acting now. 



Frederick S, Pease. 
Thomas McMiiUen. 
June 24, 1853. 
James P. Boyd. 
Wm. G. Brown. 

Dec. 23, 1863. 
Thos. P. Crook. 
Peter C. Don. 
Chas. B. Nichols. 

April 26, 1868. 
Robert K. Cunningham, Dismissed, May 31, 1869, toRef. Ch. Mohawk, 

N. Y. 
Acting now. 
Dismissed, Oct. 26, 1874, to 1st Pres. Ch., 

Poughkeepsie. 
Acting now. 



Stewart McKissick. 
LeRoy C. Cooley. 

Clarence T. Jenkins. 



DEACONS. 



Ordained. 

Jan. 1, 1786. 
James Boyd. 
John Folsom. 

1794 A.D. 
Peter McHench. 
James Chestney, 

April 28, 1805. 
James Hodge. 
Andrew Hoffman. 

Dec. 27, 1812. 
Chester Bulkley. 

Sept. 3, 1820. 
Green Hall. 
Stephen J. Rider. 



Service Ceased. 



Elected elder 1794. 
Elected elder 1787. 

Elected elder Sept. 3, 1820. 
Resigned Nov. 4, 1800. 

Resigned March 7, 1814. 
Died April 3, 1806. 

Dissmissed Dec. 14th, 1815 to become elder 
in the 2d Presbyterian church, city. 

Elected elder June 22, 1823. 
Elected elder June 22, 1823. 



84 



June 22, 1828. 
Abraham Covert. 

Marcli 2:5, 1S32. 
Walter R. ^forris. 

Sept. 25, is;]r,. 
Amos Fasset. 

Sept. 22, 1S;{V. 
Kliliu Ilnssell. 
William (i. IJrowii. 

June 24, ls.5.i. 
Charles Gay. 

Dec. 28, ]S03. 
Howard lioyd. 
William Wendell. 



Dismissed to 4th Pres. eh., eity, June 1, 1S30. 

Name .•ij»]»ears last Jan. 2], 188"). 

P]lected elder Sept. 22, 1887. 

Elected elder Dec. 28, 1 S42. 
Elected elder June 2 4, lSo8. 

Died April i, 1858. 

Acting noM . 
Acting now. 



Name. 
T^oltert IFenry, 
Mathew Watson, 
Theodorus VAV. (indiani, 
Daniel JNIcTntyre, 
James Boyd, 
John Robeson, 
John W. Wendell, 
Robert ISIcClelland, 
Hunloke Woodruff, 
James Bloodgood, 
James Caldwell, 
Aliraham Eights, 
Richard Sill, 
Alexander Chestnut, 
Charles R. Webster, 
Enock Leonard, 
John V. Ileiny, 



TRUSTEES. 

Period of Service. 
1785-170]. 
1 785-1791. 

]7S5-n7, 180U-8, IS 10- 12, IS! 7-20. 
17S5-1787. 
1785-1787. 

1785-1787, 1 700-1 7!)2. 
1785-1789, 1791-1800. 
1785-1789, 1802-1808. 
1785-1807. 
1 787-1 79G. 

1787-1700, 1705-1 70S. 
1787-1700. 

1780-1 700. 
1789-1705. 

1790-1796, 1828-1824. 
1791-1804. 
1792-1807, 1815-1821. 



85 

ATilliam McClelland, Iim-\19^, 1803-1818. 

Elisha Kane, 1796-1801. 

Francis Bloorlgood, 1797-180.3. 

George Pearson, 1797-1801. 

James Barkley, 1799-1802. 

John Grant, 1799-1801. 

Peter Sharp, 1801-1805. 

John Cuyler, 1801-1802. 

Gilbert Stewart, 1802-1820. 

William P. Beers, 1803-1810. 

William Caldwell, 1803-1806. 

James Kane, 1803-1806. 

Andrew Brown, 1804-1807. 

Isaac Hntton, 1805-1817. 

Thomas Mather, ' 1806-1807. 

Gecn-ge Webster, 1806-1809, 1812-1823. 

Eleazer V. Backus, 1807-1813. 

John Boardman, 1807-1816. 

Hugh Boyd, 1807-1810. 

Robert R. Henry, 1807-1815. 

John Wooodworth, 1809-1821. 

Charles S. Pratt, 1810-1816. 

William Boyd, 1811-1840. 

Peter Boyd, 1813-1846. 

Isaiah Townsend, 1816-1838. 

John Marvin, 1816-1822. 

William James, 1820-1833. 

Elisha Dorr, 1820-1832. 

Isaac Hamilton, 1821-1824. 

William McIIarg, 1821-1835. 

Willard Walker, 1 822-1 841 . 

William Fowler, 1824-1845. 

James Kinar, 1824-1841. 



^&5 



Rufus H. King, 1832-1848. 

Robert Gilchrist, 1835-1836. 



86 



James McNaughton, 


1835-1845. 




Levi Philips, 


1836-1855. 




Andrew E. Brown, 


1838-1875. 




Joliii Gibson, 


1840-1847. 




Alden March, 


1841-1869. 




Benjamin Tibbitts, 


1841-1845. 




William White, 


1 845-1 8G3, 1869- 


-present. 


Isaiah Townsend, 


1845-1847. 




Wm. Mitchell, 


1845-1868. 




Daniel Fry, 


1846-1850. 




Robert Boyd, 


1847-1848. 




John D. HeAvson, 


1847-1851. 




A. M. Strong, 


1848-1866. 




Wm. C. Durant, 


1848-1850. 




H. H. Martin, 


1 85 0-p resent. 




Thos. McMullen, 


1850-1853. 




Hooper C. Van Vorst, 


1851-1853. 




Jaraes P. Boyd, 


1853-present. 




Franklin Townsend, 


1853-1862. 




Thos. P. Crook, 


1855-present. 




Borden H. Mills, 


1863-1872. 




B. P. Learned, 


1863-1866. 




William Wendell, 


1866-present. 




Rnfus H. King, 


1866-present. 




P. M. Carmichael, 


1868-present. 




Wm. H. Hamilton, 


1872-present. 




Matthew Hale, 


1875-present. 





SABBATH 

Names. 
Elias Warner, 
Green Hall, 
Charles Little, 
Israel Williams, 
Thos. McMullen, 
Daniel Fry, 
D, G. Eaton, 
A. E. Williams, 
Wm. G. Brown, 
C. Gay, 

Wm. G, Brown, 
8. B. Woolworth, 
C. B. Nichols, 
J. H. Pratt, 
Clarence T. Jenkins, 
Erastus M. Briggs, 
Wm. H. Hamilton, 
Erastus INI. Briofffs, 



SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS. 

CiiuEcii School. 

Period of Service. 
Not known. 
Not known. 
Not known. 

Service ceased, Dec. 9, 1840. 
Dec. 9, 1840-Nov. 27, 1844. 
Nov. 27, 1844-Dec. 12, 1849. 
Dec. 12, 1849-July 28, 1851. 
Aug. 4, 1851-Dec. 1, 1852. 
Dec. 1, 1852-Nov. 30, 1853. 
Nov. 30, 1853-Nov. 15, 1854. 
Nov. 15, 1854-Dec. 8, 1858. 
Dec. 8, 1858-Dec. 28, 1859. 
Dec. 28, 1859-Nov. 16, 1865. 
Nov. 16, 1805-Nov., 10, 1867. 
Nov. 16, 1867-Nov. 16, 1870. 
Nov. 16, 1870-Nov. 16, 1873. 
Nov. 16, lS73-Nov. 16, 1875. 
Nov. 16, 1875-present. 



Joseph F. Winne, 
A. P. Stevens, 



Mission S<;hool. 
Sept. 10, 1866-Sept. 15, 1869. 
Sept. 15, 1869-present. 



CATALOGUE OF MEMBERS. 

Admitted to the Church from the year 1 785. Previously to that year, 
there are no Records of Session nor List of Members admitted. 

Abreviations are w. wife ; dau. daughter ; s. son ; *admitted on 
certificate. 

The first communion after reorganization of the church was on the 
lotli of April, 1787. Since then admissions liavebeon as follows : 



April 15. 
116 members were admitted. 



1787. 



Sept. 16. 
?,Ci members were admitted. 



April 15. 
44 members were admitted. 



1788. 



Sept. 17. 
12 members were admitted. 



April 13. 
15 members were admitted. 



1789. 

Sept. 8. 
15 members were admitted. 



April 13. 
10 members were admitted. 



1790. 



Sept. 14. 
20 members were admitted. 



April 13. 
10 members were admitted. 



1791. 



8ej)t. 13. 
12 members were admitted. 



April 10. 
16 members were admitted. 



1792. 



Sept. — 
11 members were admitted. 



Sept. — 
10 members were admitted. 



1793. 

327 Whole number to this date. 



Sept. 18. 
Mrs. Grizel McIIarc:, 



89 

1795. 

Mrs. Sberman. 



IVOO. 



April 16. 
Mrs. McLaren, wife of Finlay, 
Mrs. Treat, widow, 
Joim Grant, 

Mary Grant, wife of John, 
Mrs. Kane, 



April. 



Mrs. Campbell, 

Diua, a colored woman. 

Sept. 17. 
Finlav McLaren. 



17t)7. 



Nov. 17. 



Administration of the Sacrament post- Duncan Menzie, 
poned for want of a minister to offi- Donald Menzie. 
ciate. 

Do. do. in Sept., but administered. 



April 4. 
Alexander Watson, 
John Menzie, 

Janet Menzie, wife of John, 
Mrs. Trimblcss, 
Miss Younff. 



1798. 

Sep)t. 13. 
Mrs. Jemima Hatfield, 
James Mason, 

Janet Mason, wife of James, 
Margaret Hutton, wife of Isaac, 
John Robison. 



1799. 



April 12. 
Margaret Dean, wife of Stewart, 
Elisha Kane, 
Samuel Woodruff, 
Paul Todd, 

Mrs. Earle, wife of John, 
Jane McCready, 
Catharine McCreadj^ 
Elizabeth McKenny, wife of Joseph, 
Nehemiah B. Bassett, 
Mrs. Bassett, wife of Nehemiah B., 
Mrs. Shaw, wife of Ezra, 



John Oliver, 

Mrs. Wells, wife of Melancthon, 
Benjamin Latliniore, 
William Forman, 

Judson, 

Mrs. Judson, 

Wm. Bell, 

Janet Bell, wife of William, 

Mrs. Russell, wife of Joseph. 

Sept. 13. 
Mrs. Hodge, wife of James, 
12 



90 



Marp^aret Chesney, 

Mrs. Montgomery, widow, 

Mr. Osborn, 

Mrs. Osborn, 

Mrs. Williams, 



Mrs. Todd, wnfe of Paul, 
Robert Scott, 

Mrs. Scott, wife of Robert, 
Elizabeth Mack, widow, 
William Wood. 



1 son. 



Ajml 18. 
Catharine McKown.wife of William, 
Mrs. Woodbridge, wife of William, 
Mrs. Forman, Avife of William, 
Andrew Anderson, 
David Gibson, 
Samuel Haven. 



Mary Brown, wife of William, 
Mrs. Van Deusen, wife of Jacob, 
Mrs. Hay, wife of Udncy, 
Sally Nott, wife of Rev. E., 
Mrs. Radclitr, 
Nathan Cogswell, 
Samuel Davis. 



Sept. 19. 



John Guest, jr.. 



1801. 



April 17. 

Mrs. Guest, wife of John, 
Gilbert Stewart, 
Gilbert Mclntosli, 
Jenne, a woman of color, 
Abijah Hunt, 

Mrs. Roberts, wife of Jesse, 
Nancy Printier. 



Se2:>t. 
Anannias Piatt, 
Margaret McDonald, 

Reddington, 

Mrs. Reddington, 

Loomis, 

Mrs. Loomis, 
Nancy Finch. 



18. 



1 802. 



A2ml 16. 

Lydia Piatt, wife of Anannias, 
Milecent Stewart, wife of Gilbert, 
Patty Hoffman, wife of Andrew, 
Elias Willard, 
Isaac Lucas, 
Racliel McCrady, 
Catharine Ward. 



Se2)t. 17. 
Stewart Dean, 
Mordecai Lester, 

Mary Trimbless, wife of Eliphalet, 
Mary McCullock, 
Nancy McCage. 



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April 15. 
Ann Williams, wife of David, 
Nancy Young, 
Catharine Tillman, 
M. Wilson, 
Eleanor Oakie, 
Margaret Latimore, 
Hulda Carlisle, 
Naomi Brigden, 
Lucinda Skinner, 
Thomas Latimore, 
Chester Bulklcy, 
James Mcintosh, 
A.nthony McMurdy, 
Hannah Randell, 



1803 

David Williams. 

Sept. 16. 
Jane Brown, wife of Andrew, 
James Brown, 

Elizabeth Brown, wife of James, 
John L. Winnie, 
Rachel Winnie, wife of John L., 
Catharine Willard, wife of Elias, 
Elizabeth Groosbeck, wife of David, 
Jane Bloom, 
Smith Weed, 

Mary Weed, wife of Smitii. 
Mary Haight. 



1S04. 



April 13. 
Elizabeth Tillitson, Avife of Thomas, 
Olive Mahew, wife of Thomas, 
Andrew Hoffman, 
Mrs. Pomeroy, wife of Thaddens, 
Jane Lyon, wife of Henry, 
William Campbell, 
Elizabeth Campbell, wife of William, 
Rebecca Randell, 
Mary Wallace, 
Ebenezer Pemberton, 
Sarah Pemberton, wife of Ebenezer, 
Harriet Backus, wife of Eleazer F., 



Robert O. K. Bennett, 
James McCrea. 

Sept. 14. 
Hannah Hawkins, wife of Abel D., 
David Milholland, 
Susan Milholland, wife of David, 
William Eraser, 
]\Iary Lester, wife of Modecai, 
Eleazer F. Backus, 
Sarah Merchant, wife of Elihu, 
Sarah Lucas, wife of Isaac, 
Susan Gallespie. 



1805. 



April 19. 
Elizabeth Bloodgood, wife of Fr., 
Henry Lyon, 
David Smith, 
Timothy Bussing, 
James D. Simons, 
Mary Cuyler, wife of John, 



Mrs. Goodrich, 

Azcnath Murray, wife of Alexander, 

Kitty McMurdy, dan. of Anthony, 

Samuel Whiting, 

Billy Buckley, 

Mary Buclvlcy, wife of Billy, 

James Gibson, 



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Mary Gibson, wife of James, 
Mary Haiglit, wife of James, 
Harriet Romeyu, wife of Rev. J. B., 
Nabby Whiting, wife of William B. 

July 19. 
Samuel Hillman, 
Ann Ilillman, wife of Samuel, 
Sail}' Lucas, wife of Lucas, 
Ann Simons, wife of James D., 
Ann Cobbin, 
Ann Burnet, 
Ann Nixon, 



Eunice Hall, 

Laura Spencer, wife of Ambrose. 

Oct. 18. 
George Merrell, 
John Dunn, 

Elizabeth Merchant, wife of George, 
Sarah Jenkins, wife of Elislia, 
Mary Burke, 

Dina Hagener, woman of color, 
Dina Harmon, Avoman of color, 
Martha Johnson, 
Catharine James, wife of William. 



:i80(i. 



Jan. 17. 
Elizabeth Bloodgood, wife of Abm., 
Elizabeth Parlcer, 
Thomas McMahon, 
Dina, wife of Benjamin Lattitnore, 

woman of color, 
Jude Wright, wife of George, do 
Esther Burris, widow, 
Eliphalet Gillctt, 

Helena A. Gillctt, wife of Eliphalet, 
Mrs. Isabella Bell, 
Jesse Joy. 

April 18. 
Mrs. Sarah Smith, 
Elizabeth Ackerman, wife of Gid., 



Miss Mary Williams, 

Mrs. Wells, 

Hector, a man of color. 

July 18. 
Sarah Lonnington, wife of Thomas, 
Jeanette Hatfield, wife of Edward, 
]\Iargaret Baxter, 
Mrs. Baker, wife of John, 
Robert Grant. 

Oct. 17. 
Betsey Jackson, woman of color, 
Jesse Randel, 
Horace Bnlkley, 
Abigail Easton, wife of William, 



1S07. 



Jan. 10. 
Hannah B. Wliiting, wife of Samuel, 
Edmund Hatfield, 
Catharine Gra}^ wife of John, 
Joanna Baxter, 
Catharine Hallenbeck, 
Peggy Thompson, a woman of color, Rebecca Eights, 



John Gibson, 

Elizabeth Gibson, wife of John. 

April 14. 
Flora Coventry, a woman of color, 
Christopher Beekman, jr., 



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Abraham Randel, 
John Gray. 

July 12. 
Elizabeth Backus, wife of Eleaz. F., 
Sarah Brown, 
Nathan Hand, 
Louis Hand, wife of Nathan, 



John McKiuley, 
Nancy Penniman, 
Affy B. Joluison, 
Mrs. Mary Wilson. 

Oct. 
No names recorded. 



1808. 



Jan. 11. 
Elizabeth Thomi)son, wife of Tlios. 
Jolin Kandel, jr. 

April 11. 
Sarali M. Rose, wife of S. Visscher, 
William I. Guest, 
Julia Ann Guest, Avife of William, 
Mary Lagrange, wife of James, 
Caleb Abbott, 

Hannah Abbott, wife of (.'aleb, 
Margaret Ramsay, 
Rebecca Wari'en, 
Deborah Lathrop, 
Hannah JVIudge, 
William Battle, 
Martha Battle, wife of William. 



Triphenia Abbott, 

Zabiac Seymour, wife of Truman, 

Sally Shumway, wife of Nehemiah, 

Rebecca Warren, 

Harmony Farman, 

Catharine B. Thompson, 

Hannah Mudge, wife of Silas. 

Oct. 12. 
Rachel Webster, wife of George, 
Jol)n Gordon, 
Jane Gordon (now Humi)lirey), wife of 

John. 
Richard Duncan, 
Abigail Baker, 
Joanna Baker, 
William Baltell, 
Martha BattcU, wife of William. 



July 15. 



Jane Steele, 



1809. 



Jan. 27. 
Hannah Price, a woman of color. 

AtKj. 20. 
David Jenkins, 
Nehemiah Shumway, 
Timothy Fasset, 



Lucy Fassett, wife of TimoHij^, 
Elizabeth Root, wife of Lyman, 
Nanc3^ Ainsley, wife of William, 
Mercy Hodge, wife t)f James, 
Isaac Teller, 

Lncinda Teller, wife of Isaac, 
Nancy TiflFany. 



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Jan. 19. 
Mrs. Sarah Mott, 
Ester Stow, -widow, 
Deborah Lathrop, 
Miss Ilannali Museiir. 

May 4. 
Amos Fassett, 

Hannah Fassett, wife of Amos, 
Stephen Wells, 
Lois Wells, wife of Stephen. 

Avg. 17. 
Robert Boyd, 

Mary Boyd, wife of Robert, 
Ann Goodrich, 
Temperance Steele, 



March 13. 
Sarah Van BcMithuj^sen, 
Maria Dederick, 
Pheby Pngsley, 
Mary Hasuilber, 
Solomon Smith, 

Semantha Smith, wife of Solomon, 
Frances Neill, wife of Rev. Wm. 

July J). 
Catharine Jermain, wife of Syl. P. , 



March 13. 
Nancy Brown, wife of Allen, - 
Judith Russell, wife of William, 
Hannah Moore, wife of James, 
Philip Ford, 
Noah Smith, 
A'^nes Treat, wife of Doct., 



1810. 

Sophia McHarg, wife of William, 

Zinas Gary, 

George Lundon, 

Nathan Chittenden, 

Lois Chittenden, wife of Nathan, 

Mary Clark, 

Abby Steele, 

Mable Abby. 

Nov. 16. 
Thomas Mahew, 
Samuel Sherwood, 
Cynthia Webster, wife of Charles R. 
Elizabeth Potts, wife of Jesse, 
Seth Jenna, 
Betty Jenna, wife of Seth. 



1811. 

Mary Underwood, 
Josephus Stewart, 
John Wood worth. 
Nathaniel Cogswell, 
Elizabeth Carman, 
Abigail Collins. 

mn\ 15. 
Sarah Piatt, wife of Charles Z., 
Elizabeth Galusha, wife of Zackeus, 
George Lockwood. 

1812. 

Maria Tallmage, wife of Henry, 
Harriet Bisshop, 
Tilly Allen. -^ 

Jxtly 17. 
Rachel Ackerman, wife of Abraham, 
Aaron Hand, 



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Cynthia McFarlan, 
Green Hall, 
Joseph D. Kittridge, 
Lucy Thayer, wife of Amos, 
Sally Hand, wife of Eli. 



Nov. 13. 
Catharine Davis, wife of Nathaniel, 
Mary Merrifield, wife of William, 
Henry Morgan. 



1813. 



Marcli 19. 
Margaret Duncan, wife of Richard, 
Andrew Lightbody, 
Peter Boyd, 

Margaret Boyd, wife of Peter, 
Isabella McMurdy, 
Tamer Hand, wife of Aaron, 
Volkert Vedder, 
Delila Vedder, wife of Volkert, 
William Annesley, 
Mary Hewson, widow of Burgher, 
Jane Ackerman, 
William McHarg, 
Eliphalet llawley, 
Reuben Fuller, 
Betsey Russell, wife of Joseph. 



March 18. 
Elizabeth Huttou, wife of George, 
Elizabeth McMurdey, 
Jane Maria Sherman, 
Priscilla Price, 
Jane McMurdey, 
Beda Melvin Batcheldor, 
Martha Russell, wife of .John, 
Samuel Pliipps, 
Ruth Phipps, wife of Samuel, 
Asa Fassett. 

July 15. 
Mary Mascraft, wife of William, 



July 13. 
Abraham B. Pugsley, 
Julius Bartlitt, 
Eliza Bartlitt, wife of Julius, 
Betsey Bartlitt, daughter of do, 
Sarah Rice. 

Nov. 1. 
Mary Allen, wife of Tilly, 
Sophia Fort, widow, 
Hannah Boyd, wife of William, 
Ann Henry, widow of William, 
Jeremiah Piatt, 
Sarah W. Smith. 



1814. 

Lucy Herring, wife of Thomas, 
Clarissa Gibson, wife of James N., 
Mary Fisher, wife of John, 
Abigail Boardman, wife of John, 
Mary Hinkley, wife of Gershum, 
Benjamin Fassett, 
Pamela Batcheldor, 
Elizabeth Price, 
Charles Webster, 
-Lydia Watson, widow, 
Mary Price, widow, 
Roger Sheldon, 
Mary Sheldon, wife of Roger, 
John Coe. 



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Nov. 18. 
Theodorns Van Wyck Graliara, 
Magdalemx Graham, wife of do, 
Charlotte Killian, wife of EUphalet, 



Eleanor Anniver, 

Nancy Henry, 

Nancy Bridt^e, wife of Nathan, 

Abraham Watcrhouse. 



March 15. 
Lydia McCammon, wife of Enoch, 
Rachel Stewart, 
Abraham Covert, 
Nancy Gordon, 
Jacob Pouier, 
Eunice Burbank, 
Uriah Marvin, 

Ann Wood, wife of William, 
Hannah Bulkley, wife of Chester, 
Catharine Bonner, 
Sally Waters, wife of Solomon, 
Reubal Clark, wife of William, 
Sarah Baker, 
Lucy James, wife of Daniel. 

July 14. 
Jaunett Duncan, wife of Thomas, 
Ann Wood, 
Elsie L. Oake, 
Harriet B. Mahew, 
Elizabeth Pierson, 
Elizabeth Wendell, 
]\Iary Warner, 
Sylvester Scovel, 
William L. Cande, 
Lydia Pritchard, wife of William, 
Almira Rice, 
Walter Badger, 

March 15. 
Mary Griffiths, wife of Johi), 
Jedadiah Burchard, 
Sheldon Mallery, 



1815. 

Hettee W. Warner, wife of EUas, 

Joanna P. Musier, 

Luke Lyons, 

Jonah Scovel, 

Sally Scovel, wife of Jonah, 

IMary Mead, 

Jonas Piatt, 

Helen Piatt, wife of Jonas.. 



Oct. S. 



John E. Miller. 



Nov. 17. 
Abigail Malaroy, wife of Sheldon, 
Rufus Putnam, 
William H. Bryan, 
John Gibson, 
Hezekiah Scovel, 
Marcia L. Ames, 
Luciuda Packard, wife of Isaac, 
Martha Riley, wife of Asher, 
Lucy Fassctt, wife of Benjamin, 
Stephen Van Schaick, 
Abigail Sanford, 
Erastus Hills, 
Joseph O. Acklcy, 
E. Haddam, 
Dina Till, a woman of color. 



1816. 



Matthew B. glokem, 

Mary Slokem, wife of Matthew B., 

William Sever, 

Naomy Sever, wife of William, 



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Sarah McAiiley, 

Elisba Dorr, 

Abraham C. Shelden, 

Solomon Scofield, 

Ehzabeth Parkinson, 

Susan Lyon, 

Martha Luther, wife of Robert, 

Azel Danford, 

Elizabeth Howel, 

Mary Bartholomy, wife of Andrew, 

Sarah Wendell, widow of Pbilip, 

Daniel Hewston, 

Elizabeth Rider, wife of Stephen J., 

Harriet Moore, wife of James, 

Nancy Vronian, a woman of coloi', 

Stephen Covert, 

Matthew Cutton, 

Margaret Barker, 

Jane Barker, 

Nancy Fobes, wife of Philander, 

Ai'atbusa Hodgins, 

Alanson Jermaiu. 

July 19. 
Mary Shelden, wife of Alanson, 
Stephen J. Rider, 
Elizabeth Mayell, 
Alanson Shelden, 
John Tiplady, 
Mary Morison, 
Joseph Ashley, 



Harvey Raymond, 

Susan Ford Phillips, 

Sarah Mochell, 

Eliza Fuller, 

Leonard Burgiss, 

Henry Mochell, 

Adaliue Mochell, wife of Henry, 

Mary Sophia Day, 

Louisa Wilson, 

Abigail L. Rancky, 

Sophia Jones, wife of Marshall, 

Mehitable Hall, wife of Abijah, 

Margaret McHarg, 

Thomas Barker, 

Ann Barker, wife ot Thomas, 

Elizabeth Dorr, wife of Elisha, 

Lucia M. Mervin, wife of John, 

Dolly Holmes, wife of Samuel, 

Elizabeth Scott, 

Thomas Duncan, 

Margaret Fowler, wife of William, 

Elizabeth Ackerman, 

Joseph Foster, 

Mary Knapp. 

Nov. 16. 
Elizabeth Lockwood, wife of Jared, 
Sarah Doris Covert, wife of Stephen, 
Ann Van Schaick, wife of Stephen, 
Eliza Aspenwall, wife of Lewis, 
Joseph Torrey. 



1817. 



July 4. 
Mary Randel, daughter of John, 
Hannah McCoy, widow, 
Frances Conner, widow, 
Sarah Boyd Dorus, 
Ann Brock, widow, 
Lucretia (Jackson), woman of color, 
Sarah Stone, 



Mary Hammond, 
Margaret Allen, 
Grizzel Rutherford, 
Susanna Slansbury. 

Oct. 33. 
Lois Easton, daughter of James, 
Helen Caldwell, daughter of James, 
13 



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Ann J. Willard, daughter of Elias, Peleg Cornell, 

Catharine Randel, daughter of John, Josiah Sherman. 

James V. Henry, 



Jan. 9. 
Rutli Bloodgood, wife of Lynot, 
Natlian Hinkley, 
Olive Hinkley, wife of Nathan, 
William Fowler, 
Robert Boyle, 

Hannaii Slierman, wife of Josiah, 
Mary Bigelow, wife of Erastus, 
Elizabeth Chesebrongli, wife of B., 
Robert Patterson, 
Mary Burgess. 

June 2(5. 
Ruth Pliipps, daughter of John, 
Jacob L. Winne, 

Julia Ann Winne, wife of Jacob L. 
Sarah Fuller, wife of Reuben, 
Hannah Towusend, Avife of Isaiah, 
Elizabeth Wait, wife of Levi, 
John Hazard, 



1818. 

Hannah Hazard. 

Dec. 25. 
Margaret Hall, wife of Green, 
Maria Blackall, wife of William, 
Magdalane Kelly, wife of Philip, 
Catharine Spencer, wife of Ambr., 
Ann Charles, wife (^f George, 
Willard Walker, 

Ann Tiplady, daughter of Martin, 
Margaret McPherson, 
Dorcas Olmsted, wife of David, 
Laura I. Spencer, daughter of Am., 
Clarissa Silliman, wife of Levi, 
Ann Maria Goodrich, dau. of Zac. G., 
Sarah Webster, wife of George, 
Mary Monroe, wife of Isaac, 
Philip Kelly, 

Ann jMatilda Visscher, daughter of Seb. , 
Margaret Moodie. 



March 26. 
Maria Fuller, daughter of Reuben, 
Eliza Kelly, daughter of Elijah, 
Sarah Ann Fasset, daughter of Tim., 
Maria Willard, daughter of Elias, 
Louisa Cooper (now Crosby), 
Ann Sawyer, wife of Luther, 
Deborah Avery, 
Samuel Sloan, 

Margaret Sloan, wife of Samuel, 
Jeanet Easton, daughter of William, 
Amelia Burton, daughter of John, 
Mary Huested, wife of Joseph, 



1819. 

Abraham B. Hutton, 

Mary Knapp, wife of Hubbell, 

Levi Silliman, 

Cicily McDonald, daughter of Donald, 

Thomas Burgess, 

Edward Brown, 

Elizabeth Carmichael, 

Mary Brown, wife of Edward, 

Hannah Gould, daughter of Joseph, 

Helena W. Owen, wife of Thomas, 

Fletcher W. Norton, 

John Carmichael, 

Electra Dewey, 



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Statira Bigelow. 

July 2. 
Susanna Norris, wife of John, 
William Blackall, 
Achsah Clarke, 

Elizabeth Watson, daughter of Lydia, 
Susanna Hewson, daughter of Daniel, 
Margaret Mather, wife of Caleb, 
Sarah Trotter, wife of John, 
Catharine Bradt, daughter of Albert, 
Daniel Learned, 
Marshal Jones, 
Eleanor Denniston, wife of Isaac. 

Sept. 34. 
Mary Black, wife of James, 
Abigail Russell, wife of Elihu, 
John C. Hind, 

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Jan. 6. 
Catharine McClark, wife of Aaron, 
Phebe Ann Raymond, wife of Harvey, 
Ann Varick, daughter of Gillian, 
Elizabeth S. Willard, daughter of Elias, 
Aurelia Fobes, daughter of Philander, 
Ann Jones, wife of Elisha, 
Mary Ann Spencer, wife of William, 
Catharine Morris, wife of Richard, 
Margaret A. Van Allen, dau. of G. I., 
Hamilton Boj^d, 
James Bloodgood, 
Marilla Goodrich, 
Josiah Sherman, 

Jane Maria Sherman, daughter of Josiah. 
Jane Carmichacl, wife of James, 
Hannah Sherman, wdfe of Josiah. 

March 24. 
Elizabeth Cure^n, widow of John, 



Elizabeth Legrange, wife of Christian, 

Catharine Clinton, wife of De Witt, 

Ebenzeer Watson, 

Mary Van Der Zee, wife of Walter, 

John Everson, a colored man, 

William Barclay, 

Francis Maria Barclay, wife of William, 

Ebenezer H. Watson, son of Ebenezer, 

Robert Evans, 

Maria Hewson, daughter of Burgher, 

Peter McHeuch, 

Ann JMcHench, 

William McHench, 

Margaret McHench, wife of William, 

John McHench, 

Jane Black, daughter of Mary, 

Emma Stansbury, daughter of Arthur J. , 

Mary Lamb, wife of Anthony. 



20. 
Mary Wallace, 

Mary Smith, wife of Nathaniel, 
Francis Thorn, 
Charles Lockrow, 
Lewis Lockrow, 
Delight Bartlett. 

June 20. 
Lydia Jones, 

Mary Gilchrist,dau. of Robert, deceased. 
Sarah Mochell. 

Sept. 30. 
Jotham Hancock, 

Ann Eliza Sherman, daugliter of Josiah, 
Eliza Maria Cuyler, daughter of Tobias, 
Peter Moschell, 

Mary Ann Boyle, daughter of Thomas, 
Patience Hicks, a woman of color, 
Benjamin Stickuey. "" 



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Bee. 29. 
Mary Ann Boyd, daughter of Hamilton, 
Martha Gould, daughter of Joseph, 
Emily Gritten, 
Cai'olina Conklin, daughter of Ahiel, 



Francis B. Keown, 

Jane Keown, 

J. J. Berard, 

Hepseha Berard, wife of J. J., 



March 23. 
Sarah Ann Graham, dan. of T. V. W., 
Eli/aheth Perry, daughter of Israel. 

June 23. 
Margaret S. Bates, dau. of Sarah, wid. 



1821. 

Margaret Smith, daughter of Anthony, 
Susannah Truax, daughter of Isaac. 

Sept. 29. 
Mary Harbison, wife of Samuel, 
Maria Koon. 



1S22. 



June 27. 
Jennett McClasky, wife of James, 
Ellen Bradt, wife of Peter, 
Mary Dow, wife of Alex., 
Jane Parr, wife of Richard, 
Margaret Annesley, dau. of WiiUani, 
Henrietta Fassett, daughter of Tinioth}- 
Elizabeth Hazard, daughter of John, 
Phebe R. Weed, wife of Kev. H. R., 
Maria Biggs, daughter of John, 
Hannah Whitnej^ daugliter of Daniel. 

1 
March 25. 
Ruth Thompson, wife of Francis, 
Diltha Blanciiard, wife of Calvin, 

June 25. 
Martha Swain, wife of Robert, 
Marj' Dusette, wife of John, 
John Gibson, 
Isabella Gibson, wife of John. 

Sept. 24. 
Eunice Wendell, daughter of Philip,' 
James R. Boyd, son of Robert, 
Renette McCarter Ford, wife of T. W., 



Sept. 23. 
Jane Eights, daughter of Abraham, 
Catharine Watson, dau. of Ebenezer, 
Mary Evans, wife of Robert, 
Wm. M. Cannichael, son of James. 

Dec. 24. 
John Trotter, 

Frances McDonald, dau. of Donald, 
Sarah Ann McMichael, dau. of Daniel, 
Mary Gold, wife of M. T. C 

823. 

James Holladay. 

Bee. 25. 
Mary L'Araoreaux, wife of James, 
Harman Bussing, 
Charity Jackson, woman of color, 
Martha Jackson, woman of color, 
Catharine Barager, daughter of Henry, 
William Campbell, 

Elizabeth Campbell, wife of William, 
Jared Levenwortli, 
Jane Levenworth, wife of Jared, 
Olive Penniman, wife of Sylvanus J., 
Ann Davidson, wife of Alexander. 



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1824. 



March 25. 
Margaret IMahen, wife of Stephen S. 
Naomi Fasset, widow of Asa, 
Robert Strong, 
Ann Gifford, wife of Luke, 
Anil Palmer, wife of Levi H., 
Eleanor McCounel, wife of Robert, 
Loritta Warner, dau. of Austin, 
Elizabeth McAlpin, dau. of Jolin, 
Hiram P. Goodrich, 
Elizabetli Dubois, 
Harry Garetson, a man of color. 

Jane 24. 
Marj' Young, dau. of James, 
Mar^' Fassett, dau. of Amos, 
Cjaithia HoUadaj^ wife of James, 
Caroline Mitchell, wife of Jesse P., 
Walter R. Morris, son of Staats, 
Alcenienia Phipps, wife of Samuel, 



March 24. 
Susannah Spencer, widow of John, 
John Gardiner, 

IMrs. Gardiner, widow of Barent, 
Mrs. Keuney, wife of John, 



Cecelia Watson, widow of Doct., 
Phebe Holladay, dau. of James. 

Sept. 23. 
Daniel W. Talcott, 
Levicy Talcott, wife of Daniel, 
Melancthon Abbott, son of Caleb, 
Nancy Wilcox, wife of Elisha W., 
Ann Spencer, dau. of John, 
Margaret Ruebanks, dau. of Abraham, 
Mary Arrol, widow, 
Edward Fay, 

Dee. 34. 
Lucia Welch, widow of Samuel, 
Josiah Wright, 
Lucy Suydam, wife of Henrj^ 
Elizabeth Dale, 
Sarah Bates, widow, 
Diana Oatfield, a woman of color. 



1825. 



Deborah Castle, wife of Elijah, 
Caroline Castle, dau. of do, 
Cj^nthia Castle, dau. of do, 
Eliza Hewson, wife of John D., 
Ann Maria Olmsted, dau. of David. 



Jime 23. 
Cornelia Poineer, dau. of Charles, 
Gilbert Morgan, T. student. 

Sci)t. 29. 
Bersheba Jackway, wife of Joseph, 
Sarah Annesley, dau. of William, 
Maria Walker, wife of Willard, 
Henry Hoyt, 



Dec. 31. 
Sarah Maria Wait, dau. of widow Wait, 
William Griffiths, 

Elizabeth Griffiths, wife of William, 
Margaret Williams, wife of John W., 
Ann Germond, wife of Peter G., 
Sally Pettit, sister of do, 
Philena Otis, 
Thomas Owen. 



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March 23. 
Nancy Whitney, wife of James, 
John Williams, 
James Jackson, a man of color. 



June 21. 



Mrs. Bal<er, 
Mary Warner. 



Oct. 4. 
Maria Hoffman, dau. of Martha, widow 
Anson Raymond, 
Alex. McHench, 
Hugh Gordon, 

Orpha Strickland, widow of Selden, 
Jane Gould, wife of James S., 
Anna Wait, dau. of widow Betsey, 
Margaret S. Boyd, dau. of Robert, 
Jane De Witt Randel, dau. of Jolm, 
Jane Annesley, d. of William, 
Cordelia Fobes, dau. of Philander, 
Salina Fobes, dau. of do, 
Philena Fobes, dau. of do, 
Clarissa Fobes, dau. of John, 
Sally Eliza Ward, dau. of Jesse, 
Louisa Alden,dau. of Levi, 
Mary Bigelow, 
Mary Fuller, widow, 
William Harvey, Theol. student, 
Thomas Rorabaek, 
Maria Roraback, wife of Thomas, 
William M. Fryer, 
Mrs. Fryer, wife of William, 
Susan Raymond, wife of Anson, 

March 22. 
Eleauor Covert, dau. of Abraham, 
Mary Austin, 
Moses Cragen, • 



1826. 

Amanda Deyo, 

William Williams, 

Sarah Williams, wife of William, 

Jane Parr. 

Dec. 27. 
Catharine Woodworth, wife of John, 
James S. Gould, 
Charles Whitney, 
Ashbel Cone, 
, Charles S. Sherman, son of Josiah, 
Alfred Dorr, son of Elisha, 
Jolm Van Beuthuysen.son of J. V., 
Elihu Russell, 

Jane Wliitney, wife of Charles, 
Margaret Young, wife of James, jr., 
Mary Denniston, wife of James, 
Sarah Blackall, wife of Joseph, 
]\Iargaret Malburn, wife of F., 
Elizabeth Ogden, wife of N., 
Harriet Covert, wife of Abraham, 
Margaret Reynolds, wife of Richard, 
Lydia Davis, dau. of D., 
Margaret Quackenboss, dau. of P., 
Harriet Anderson, dau of A., 
Alniira Andrews, dau. of A., 
Harriet Bigelow, dau. of Samuel, 
Anna Cone, wife of Ashbel, 
Archibald Craig, 
Maria Craig, wife of Archibald, 
Barber Robinson, 
Lois Robinson, wife of Barber, 
Walter R. Morris. 



1827. 



Christina Cragen, wife of Moses, 
Sarah Collins, wife of Robert, 
Esther Demming, wife of Martin, 
Mary Eights, dau. of Abraham, 



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Elizabeth Eights, dau. of do, 

Maria G. Fryer, d. of Matthew, 

Sarah Ann Filkins, dau. of Groman, 

Philander Fobes, 

Lewis G. Hoffman, 

Catharine W. Morris, wife of Lewis N. 

Jacob S. Miller, Doctor, 

Ruth Shaw, wife of Benjamin R., 

Luke White, 

James Whitney, 

William Knight, 

Mrs. Knight, wife of William, 

Elizabeth Sanford, wife of Elihu, 

Rachel Lutz, 

Elizabeth King, wife of Frederick, 

Mary True, widow. 

June 28. 
Mary Charles, wife of George, 
Nancj^ Oman, widow of Norton, 
Jane Bigelow, dau. of Samuel, 
Eunice Wheelock, dau. of S. G., 
Caroline Hoffman, wife of L. G., 
Maria Malcom, dau. of Charles, 
Caleb Abbott, jr., son of Caleb, 



Esther Goodrich, widow of R., 

Elizabeth Turner, dau. of John, 

Rachel Bush, widow, 

Jane Davis, 

Nancy Christie, widow, 

John S. Montgomery, 

Francis E. Reed, 

Josiali Richardson, 

Mrs. Richardson, wife of Josiah, 

Parmelia Reed, wife of Francis, 

Sept. 25. 
Lachlan Stewart, 
Anthou}^ M. Strong, 
Eleanor DeGraff, widow, 
Mary Gardiner, wife of John G., 
Lucia Pratt, dau. of Luther. 

Dec. 26. 
Alexander McKenzic, 
Lawson Annesley, 
Maria Veits, wife of Doctor V., 
Mary Fowler, dau. of Williaiu, 
jMarj' Babcock. 



1828. 



March 27. 
Susannah Gould, daughter of Job, 
Francis Storm, 
Isaac McMurdy, 
Mary McMurdy, wife of Isaac, 
Agues Getty, 
Euphemia Getty. 

July 9. 
Sarali Wocester, wife of Eldad, 
Alexander Gray, 



Elizabeth Gray, wife of Alexander. 

Oct. 1. 
Caroline Bludd, widow of Joshua, 
Lyman Gibbons, student, 
Jane Rusk, daughter of Robert. 

Dec. 24. 
Julia Green, wife of Dr. Henry, 
Prudence Ishani. 



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1829. 



^farch 25. 
Mary Ann Annesley, wife of Lawson, 
Dr. James P. Boyd, 
Cynthia Taylor, daugliter of William, 
Francis B. Kewon, widow of James. 

June 24. 
Mary Campbell, danghter of Archibald, 
Nelson Scovel, 

Mary Rider, daughter of Stephen J., 
Allice Kusk, 
Margaret Lindrani, 
Caroline Benedict, 



Elizabeth Brown, wife of Sylvester, 
Margaret Getty, widow of Robert. 

Sept. 17. 
Martha Annesley, daughter of William, 
William Mitchell, 
Charles Little, 
John Whitney, 
Susan Raymond, 
James Robinson, 
Lucy Robinson, 

Maria Hoffman, wife of Benjamin, 
Nancj'^ Newal. 



1830. 



Jan. 
3d Sabbath — no addition. 

Sept. 23. 
Nancy Coughtr^^ wife of Arthur, 
Richard Webster, son of Charles R. 
Israel Williams, 
Rachel Williams, 
Sheldon Mallery, 
John McLaughlin, 
Marion Campbell. 



Dec. 23. 
Evan Griffiths, son of William, 
William Boyd, 

Cathariue Augusta Trotter, dau. of J., 
Mary McHarg, daughter of widow, 
Sarah McHarg, daughter of widow, 
Charlotte Eliz. Andrews, daughter of B. 
Joseph Fry, 

Ann Fry, wife of Joseph, 
John Hazard, 
Hannah Hazard, wife of John. 



1831. 



March 16. 
Robert M. K. Strong, son of Robert, 
Elisha W. Skinner, 
Anil Maria Skinner, wife of Elisha, 
Levi Philips, 

Elmira Phillips, wife of Levi, 
Ashley Scovel, 

Anna L. Scovel, wife of Ashley, 
George George, 
John K. Fitch, son of John, 



Joseph Gibson, 

Jesse Randel, son of Daniel, 

Agnes Bowie, widow, 

Sarah Webster, wife of Horace, 

Mary Catharine Dorr, wife of Alfred, 

Mary Norton, wife of L. K., 

Hannah Bush, 

Ann Maria Goodrich, 

Sophia Ann McHay, daughter of Wm., 

Catharine L. Woodworth, dau. of John, 



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Livinia Elizabeth Walker, dan. of W., 
Louisa Fowler, 

Elizabeth Barker, dau. of Thomas, 
Jane Barker, daughter of Thomas, 
Adelaide Hall, daughter of Gieeii, 
Emeline Hall, daughter of do, 
Margaret Hall, daughter of do, 
Rachel Boyd, daughter of Peter, 
Jane Ann Boyd, daughter of do, 
Margaret Isabella Boj^d, daughter of do, 
Mary Boyd, daughter of do, 
Margaret Bonner, daughter of Cath., 
Elizabeth Pcunell, daughter of Jeremiah, 
Ann Maria Auiver, dau. of Mrs. Brown, 
Louisa Fassett, daughter of Benjamin, 
Elizabeth Wait, dau. of Betsey, widow, 
Kitty Strong, daughter of liobert, 
Margaret Evans, daughter of Evan, 
Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Alexander, 
Minerva Hinkley, daughter of Gershom, 
Ann Eliza Mallery, daughter of Shelden, 
Maria Charles, daughter of George, 
Joseph Cooke. 

March 24. 
Hetty Van Zandt, wife of John, 
James Dennistou, 
Joanna Patty March, wife of A., 
James Burton, 

Sarah Wilson, wife of Benjamin, 
Isabella McNevan, daughter of Duncan, 
Ellen Naylor, daughter of William, 
Elizabeth Blackall, wife of William, 
Harriet Emeline Fassett, dau. of Amos, 
Lany Jackson, a woman of color, 
Peter Ballentine, 
Julia Ballentine, wife of Peter, 
Sylvia Gaylord, wife of Martin, 



Sophrouia Davis, sister of do. 

Oct. G. 
Robert Woodworth, son of John, 
Levi H. Palmer, 
John D. Hewson, 
Alfred Dubois, son of Isaac, 
Cornelia Stewart, wife of Samuel H., 
Nancy Hewson, widow of Robert B., 
Jane Lawrence, widow of William, 
Mary Richarilson, wite of Orville, 
Ann Knapp, wile of Jehiel, 
Flora Aniver, widow of Edward, 
Mary Ann Barker, daughter of Thomas, 
Ann Eliza Dodge, daughter of John, 
Toby Bridget, daughter of Edward, 
JMary Do3-le, daughter of Dennis, 
Elizabeth McNee, 
Millocent Olmsted, 

Ann Elizabeth Ryan, daughter of John, 
Mary McKoy, daughter of John, 
Jenuett James, 

Margaret Lewis, a woman of color, 
Horace Meech, 

Nancy Meech, wife of Horace, 
Cathaiine Meech, daughter of do, 
Leonard G. Burgess, 
Susannah Burgess, wife of Leonard G., 
Daniel Morgans, 
Mary Morgans, wife of Daniel, 
Samuel H. Stewart, 
George Tilyou, 

Mary Steele, widow of Daniel, 
Mary McMurdy, widow of Isaac, 
Judith G. Perry, 
Lydia Wood, 

Nancy Burins, a woman of color, 
Maria Austin, widow. 



U 



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1832. 



March 22. 
Margaret Stewart, -widow of Lachlaii, 
David Olmsted, 
John Haswell, jr., 

Maria Van Aleu Haswell, wife of J., 
James Duncan, 
Josepli J. Eicbardson, 
Jolin S. Putnam, son of Elisha, 
Cynthia Briggs, widow of Daniel, 
Jeruslia Johnston, wife of Thomas D., 
Deborah Green Fry, daughter of Joseph, 
Mary Blakeman, daughter of David, 
Mary Ann Wood, dau. of James, dec'd, 
Mary Law, 
Helen Law, 
Jennet Law, 
Horace B. Webster, 
Margaret Hallenbake. 

June 21. 
James M. McAllister, son of Donald, 
Elizabeth Knapp, daughter of Hubbel, 
Jane Johnson, widow of Makoke, 
Fanny McEuen, daughter of Peter, 
John Cuyler, son of Mary, Avidow, 
Mary Knapp, daughter of Hubbel, 
Catharine Dodge, widow of John, 
Martha Browning. 
Thomas G. Howell. 



Sept. 27. 
Mary Lindsey, widow of Amos, 
Caroline Ostrander, wife of James, 
Clarissa Bradt, 

Eliza Webster, daughter of Chas. R., 
Mary H. Swan, wife of H. R. , 
Sophia Filer, 
Mary George, wife of George. 

Bee. 26. 
James King, 

Harriet C. King, wife of James, 
Philomou H. Fowler, 
Ann Olmsted, wife of Charles, 
Sarah M. Volk, wife of Thomas, 
Elizabeth Blackall, daughter of Joseph, 
Rebecca Watson, dau. of wid. Lydia, 
Mary Piatt, widow of John, 
Sarah Ann Downing, wife of Jas. P., 
Eleanor Harrold, wife of Francis J., 
Thomas Boyd, 

Amanda Ann Boyd, dau. of Thomas, 
Julia Maria Boyd, wife of Thomas, 
James Stanley Smith, 
William H. Hill, 

Margaret H. Hill, sister of William, 
Mary True. 



1833. 



March 27. 
Lncinda Boyd, sister of Thomas. 

June 26. 
Lydia Ann Visschcr, dau. of widow R. 
Mary Wait, dau. of widow Betsey, 
Ann Mead, wife of Noah, 
Sarah B. Worcester, dau. of Eldad, 



William Jones. 

Sept. 12. 
EUzabeth T. Campbell, wife of Rev. J. N., 
Lucy Jacobs, 
Ann Knower, 

Charlotte Dodge, dau. of widow C, 
Eliza Baragar, dau. of widow Harriet, 



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Hannah Wait dan. of widow Betsey, 
Nancy Rouej^ 

Dec. 25. 
Jane Agnes Boyd, dau. of Robert, 
William Cardukes, 
John Harbison, son of Samuel, 
Elizabeth Harbison, dau. of do, 
Charlotte E. Hyde, dau. of John, 
Laura Underwood, dau. of Elisha, 
Mary McMurdy, dau. of Anthony, 
Helen Chaffee, wife of David, 



Hezekiah Scovel, 
Almira Scovel, wife of Hezekiah, 
Hezekiah Goold Scovel, son of do. 
Sarah Eliza Scovel, dau. of do, 
Elizabeth Campbell, widow of Wra., 
Marion Campbell, dau. of do, 
Lucretia Harbison, wife of Samuel, 
Martha Crew, wife of Thomas T., 
Angeline Bromley, wife of Hiram, 
Abigail A. Roraback, 
William G. Brown. 



1834. 
March 26. 
Margaret M. Van Epps, dau. of Evert, None applied 
Stephen Beal, 
Anthony Fisk, 
Sally Ames, 
Daniel W. Talcott, 
Lovicy Talcott, wife of Daniel, 
Lydia M. Talcott, dau. of do. 



Sept. 24. 



June 24. 
Mary Ann King, dau. of James, 
Samuel Harbison, 
Rachel Lant, 
Margaret Matarnaghan, wife of Wm. 



Dec. 24. 
Margery Campbell, wife of Andrew, 
Edmund Alvoord, 
Thomas G. Wait, 
Loretta Wait, wife of Thomas, 
David Thomas, 

Hannah Thomas, wife of David, 
Jane Moon, wife of William, 
Mary Fuller, 
Jenny Bell, 
Benjamin T. Cragin. 



1835. 



March 26. 
Elizabeth Tibbetts, wife of Benjamin, 
Ellen Albright, 

Olive Miranda Abbott, wife of M., 
Jane Jordou, wife of Edward, 
Gertrude M. Van Epps, dau. of Evart, 
William McHarg, son of Wiliam, 
Sally Ann Blakeman, dau. of^David, 
Sarah White, widow" of James, 
James Kane, 



Madison Winchell, 

Henry James, 

Susan Dyer, widow, 

Cataline Thomas, 

Sarah Ann Thomas, dau. of do, 

Hannah S. Whitney, wife of Selhck. 

July 23. 
Charles Edward Burton, son of John, 
Ann Richards, dau. of Charles, 



George Decatnre, 

Margaret Decature, Avife of George, 

Ruby Phelps, wife of Homer, 

Deborah Johnson, widow, 

Martha Gould, 

Anthoy Gouid, wife of Anthony, 

Elizabeth McAlpin, 

Mary McAlpin, 

Elizabeth King, 

Vernor Cuyler, 

Caroline Cuyler, wife of Vernor. 

Se]>t. 24. 
Edward Jordan, 

March 33. 
Hester Johnson, widow, 
George Russell, 
Polly Treat. 

June 22. 
Mary Putnam, dau. of Elisha, 
Susan Fisk, 
Mary Hardie, widow, 
Harriet Brower, wife of S. D., 
Martha Putnam, dau. of Elisha, 
Earl P. Pease, 
]\[ary Pease, wife of Earl P. 



108 

Mary McKay, widow. 

Dec. 33. 
Maria McGomkey, wife of William, 
James F. Crosby, 
Eunice Crosby, Avife of James, 
Thomas Curson, 
Lydia Carson, Avifc; of Thonuis, 
William S. Rossiter, 
Hannah Rossiter, wife of William, 
Marion McArthur, Avidow, 
Harriet Veeder, Avidow, 
Blandina Morris, Avife of Walter. 



is;i(;. 

Sept. 14. 
Doi'othy Mounsey, wile of Thomas, 
Elizabeth, Walters, Avife of David, 
Louisa Wiune, dau. of Jacob L., 
Isaac P. Cole, 
Otis Churchill. 

Dec. 31. 
Mary Elizabeth Stiles, dau. of Samuel, 
Rebecca Harford, dau. of John, 
James Gibs(m, 
Mary Gibson, Avife of James, 
Helen Jamieson. 



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March 33. 
Laura White, wife of William, 
William Gibson, 
RoAvland Jones, 
James M. McAllister. 

June 21. 

Elizabeth McKay, dau. of AvidoAV ]\Iary, Sarah Ilagerman, 

Mary McKay, do do, Sarah GoodAvin, Avidow, 

John G. Whitney, Charlotte Cowls. 



Daniel F. Robertson, 

Elizabeth Hill, 

Margaret Ann Hilton, wife of Judge. 

Sept. 30. 
Archibald Campbell, 
Susan P. Churchill, 



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Dec. 27. 
Christiua Mills, widow of Thomas P., 
John T. Wellings, 
Mary Bulkley, 



Frederick S. Pease, 

Julia Pease, wife of Frederick S., 

JMari^aret Grant. 



Marcli 21. 
Louisa Wright, wife of Chauncey L., 
Nancy McKercher, wife of Duncan, 
Jerusha Meers, wife of Stephen, 
Rachel Anabella Fasselt, dau. of A., 
Henry Flavel, 

Mary Gormley, wife of Mathew, 
Harriet Guyer, wife of Richard, 
Chloe Niles, wife of Hiram, 
Margaret T. Griffiths, dau. of William, 
Mary Thomas, dau. of John. 

June 20. 
Christiana Humphrey, widow of John, 



1838. 

Eliza Wellings, wife of John T., 
Sarah Fisher, 
Phebe Titus, widow. 



Oct. 3. 
Eliza Russell, dau. of Elihu, 
Rachel Webster, dau. of George, 
George Merchant, 
Catharine Many. 



Dec. 26. 



Mary Haskell, 
Mary Coates. 



1839. 



March 27. 
Margaret Ann McHench, dau. of Wm., 
Euphemia McHench, dau. of do, 
Isabella McKay, dau. of Mary, dec'd. 

June 26. 
Maria Cameron, wife of Daniel, 
Angeline Bromley. 

Sept. 25. 
Lucia Ann Killing, a woman of color, 



Mary Moir, widow of Joseph, 
Martha Gill, wife of James, 
Rebecca Whitney, wife of John G. 

Dec. 25. 
Abraham E. Williams, 
Mrs. I. Keeler. 



1840. 



March 18. 
Anna T. Many, wife (jf Charles C. 
Robert Blackall, 
Jane Blackall, wife of Robert, 
Henry Russell, 



Jane Russell, wife of Henr}', 
Charles Gay, 

Elizabeth Gay, wife of Charles, 
Mary T. Austin, dau. of Jeremiah, 
Eve Wright, dau. of Elisha, 



110 



Delia A. Olmsted, clan, of Charles S., 
Eliza Marshall, dan. of Richard, 
Mary Benliani,gr. dau. of wid. E. Potts, 
Elizabeth Benham, gr. dau. of do, 
William Blackall, son of Robert, 
Levi Steele, son of Levi, deceased, 
Daniel S. Durrie, sou of Horace, do, 
Henrietta McMullen, wife of Thomas, 
Emma Williams, dau. of Henrj^ A., 
Abby Whitney, dau. of Charles, 
Alvord Mahala, wife of Edmund, 
Catharine E. Boies, dau. of Joseph, 
Mary E. Carson, dau. of Thomas, 
Sarah E. Rider, dau. of Stephen J., 
Ann Magee, wife of Thomas, 
Ann M. Norton, dau. of L. K., 
Caroline Savage,,wife of James, 
Sarah H. Swain, dau. of Robert, 
Catharine Boyd, dau. of William, 
Margaret Dickson, wife of James, 
Sarah A. Scovel, dau. of Ashley, 
Catharine Marshall, wife of Richard, 
James A. Whitney, son of James, 
Charles E. Whitney, son of do, 
Mary E. Whitney, dau. of do, 
Catharine L. Howe, dau. of E., dec'd, 
Jane Olmsted, wife of George G., 
Daniel Fry, 

Caroline Fassett, dau. of Benjamin, 
Caiharine Blakeman, dau. of David, 
William N. Strong, son of Robert, 
Isabella Strong, dau of do,, 
Mary N. Strong, dau. ot do, 
Tliomas I Boyd, son of Peter, 
Maria L. Boyd, dau. of do. 
Sarah Harbison, dau. of Samuel, 
Elizabeth S. Boyd, dau. of Robert, 
Frederick W. White, 
Ciiarles Scovel, 
James Gill, 
William Gray, son of Alexander, 



George E. Pomeroy, 

Helen Pomeroy, wife of George E., 

Margaret Robinson, 

Gitty Coughtry, 

Sarah Woodbridge, 

Sarah Rice, 

Thomas McMullen, 

Sarah M. Pugsley, 

Deborah G. Williams, wife of J. H., 

Barent S. Boyd, 

Elizabeth Boyd, wife of Barent S., 

Elizabeth Strain, dau. of Joseph, 

Elizabeth Johnson, dau. of widow Jane, 

Maria L. Sharts, dau. of John, 

Margaret Wharton, widow of William, 

Harriet Williams, wife of Henry A., 

Joseph Blackall, 

Jane Black, cousin of widow Potts, 

Hannah I. Morrow, dau. of Wm., dec, 

John Scattergood, 

Janet Alexander, wife of James. 

June 24. 
Lucy Watson, dau. of widow Lydia, 
Ann C. Wellings, adopted dau. J. T., 
Jane Parr, dau. of Rachel, 
Margaret Parr, do, 
Lorane Virgil, wife of Ebenezer, 
Eliza D. Hoffman, dau. of Benjamin H., 
Harriet Brown, wife of William G., 
Thomas Harbison, son of Samuel, 
John Hunter, sister of Edward, dec'd, 
Caroline Jane Scattergood, wife of J., 
John Marvin, 
George Mc Kenzie, 
Anna Bloodgood, widow of Francis, 
Eliza Austin, dau. of widow Maria, 
Phillis Topp, 
Mrs. C. Vandewater, 
Donald McDonald, 
Eleanor Russell, wife of David. 



Ill 



Oct. 7. 
Sopbia Scovel, dau. of Hezekiali, 
Eliza Ferguson, dau. of James, 
Dauiel D. T. Charles. 



George Wait, 



Mary Sharts. 



Dec. 23. 



March g4. 



June 33. 
Jane Ann Evans, dau. of Robert, 
William Keeracher, 
Margaret Keeracher, wife of William. William Wallace. 



Israel S. Ward, 
James Morgan, 
Ellen Harvey Many, 
Elizabeth Little, widow. 



1841. 

Eliza Ann Harlam, wife of William, 

Stephen Mix, 

Eliza Mix, wife of Stephen. 

Dec. 22. 
Hooper C. Van Vorst, 



Sept. 22. 
Robert Taylor, 

March 23. 
William B. Emerson, 
William C. Hall. 

June 22. 
Louisa Moon, wife of Edward, 
Lindsley Higham, 
Eunice King, 
Daniel S. Dlirrie. 

Sept. 28. 
Ferdinand I. Ilsley, 



1842. 



Robert McFarlaue, 

Ann McFarlane, wife of Robert, 

Ann Smith, 

Deliuda Clark. 

Dec. 21. 
Hugh Dickson, 
Walter Foulton, 

Isabella Foulton, wife of Walter, 
Mary Gumming. 



1843. 



March 22. 
James B. Emerson, 
William Moore, 

Elizabeth Cooper Hall, dau. of Asahel, 
Eliza Cobham Hall, grand, dau. of Fr. 

Bloodgood, 
Peter C. Don. 

Catharine Knapp, dau. of Ilubbell, 
Mary Elizabeth Fliipps, dau. of Samuel, 
Sophia Whitney, dau. of Sellick, 
Jane Ann Blackall, dau. of Robert, 



Benjamin Hoffman. 

June 21. 
Anna Boyd, dau. of Barent S., 
Maria L. Boyd, dau. of Thomas, 
Sarah Johnston, dau. of Thomas, 
Mary Holliday, dau. of James, 
Mary S. Gould, dau. of James S., 
Elizabeth W. Arrol dan. of Mary, 
Cecelia A. Watson, step dau. ofWm. 
Mitchell, 



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Amanda M. Duu, wife of Peter C, 
Peter M. Carmichael, sou of Daniel, 
Christopher Jorclou, son of Edward, 
James N. Hortou, son of George P., 
Alden March, M.D., 
James McNaughton, M.D., 
Caroline McNaughton, wife of James, 
Clinton P. Scovel, son of Ashley, 

Sept. 20. 
Walter C. Maney, 



March 27. 
Anna T. Martin, wife of Henry H., 
Violet Barrett, wife of William.* 

June 20. 
Mary Stewart, 
Robert Lyie, 

Mary Lyle, wife of Robert,* 
Mary Husted,* 



March 26. 
Duncan McKercher, 
Mary Snodgrass, wife of Andrew, 
Jane Ann Winne, wife of Jacob J. 
Lillias Houston,* 
Elizabeth Rusk,* 
James Blackall,* 
Sarah Blackall, wife of James,* 
Wm. Cessford,* 
Isabella Cessford, wife of Wm.* 



Daniel Cameron, 

Jane H. Gray, wife of William, 

Janet Van Der Heyden Gifford, dau. of 

Ann, widow^ 
Caroline A. Worcester, dau. of Eldad, 
Mary Ann Risk. 

Dec. 27. 
Maria Weed.dau. of Thurlow, 
Ann Mason Borthwick, dau. of Alex. 



1844. 

Anna Barrett * 
Anna Sexton.* 

Sept. 25. 
Margaret Van Benthusen, w. of Garrit, 
Mary Kelso,* 

Amelia Ward, wife of Isaac,* 
Jane Wilson,* 
Sally McAuley.* 

1845. 

Marion Gibson, wife of Joseph,* 

David Thomas,* 

Hannah Thomas, wife of David,* 

Jane F. Burton, wife of Charles E.,* 

Nancy Covert,* 

William J. Gibson, son of John.* 

Sept. 24. 
Christina Houston,* 
Jane Houston, dau. of Christina.* 



June 25. 
Ann Campbell, dau. of Andrew, 
Joseph Gibson,* 

March 25. 
Helen Amelia Scovel, dau. of Ashley, 
Mary Lindsey.* 



Bee. 24. 
James C. Kennedy.* 

1846. 

July 8. 

Jane M. Gould, dau. of James S., 

Catharine Taylor, wife of John,* 



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J. Williiim Taylor * 
William L. Butler* 

Sept. 23. 
Darwin G. Eaton * 



June 23. 
Andrew Ligbtbody,* 
Mary Ligbtbody, wife of Andrew.* 

Sept. 27. 
Robert Evans, jr. , V 
Hester S. Emerson, wife of W. B.,* 
Margaret Fubr,* 

March 22. 
Mary Ann Boynton, 
Ann J. Hawley, 
Margaret A. Jordan. 

June 21. 
Elizabetb Harbison, wife of Saml. H. jr. 
Sarab Justina Fassett, dan. of Amos, 
Isaac Carpenter,* 
Emeline Carpenter, wife of Isaac,* 
Edgar A. Barber,* 
Agnes Barber, wife of Edgar.* 



184^ 



Lithau Algee,* 

Eliza Algee, wife of Litlian.* 

Dec. 23. 
Mary Bendall, wife of Henry. 

Dec. 22. 
Mary Cbarles, wife of Daniel T., 
Francis W. Payne,* 
Olive Ann, wife of F.,* 
S. Adelaide Strong, wife of Wm. N. 
Amelia C. Ward.* 



1848 



Sept. -M. 

Eloisa Hoffman, widow, of Levi S., 
Emeline F. Williams, dan. of Jobn H.. 
Sarab Knupp, dan. of Hubbel, 
John W. Ligbtbody, son of Andrew, 
Rosanna Visscher. 

Dec. 27. 
Sarab Owen,* 
Ann Eliza Haslem,* 
Mrs. Jobn Sessions,* 
Cornelia Sessions, dan. of Mrs. J.,* 
Margaret Brown. 



March 21 . 
Margaret C. Nott, dan. of Joel B., 

June 20. 
Elizabetb Augusta Steele, 
George W. Robinson, 
Eliza M. Noyes. 

Sept. 26. 
Emma Carpenter, dan. of Isaac, 



1849. 

James Crosby,* 

Eunice Crosby, wife of James,* 

W. W. Wrigbt.* 

Dec. 27. 
Ann C. Jobnson, wife of James J., 
Elizabeth W. Austin, wife of Jeremiah, 

Jr.* 
Elizabeth McNee,* 



15 



114 



1850 

March 27. 
Esther E. Gregory, wife of Edward H., 
Mary Whalen * 
Martha Belden,* 
Joseph S. Curtis.* 



June 2G. 
Hauuah E. Whituey, daughter of James, 
Emily E. Greer, wife of P.,* 
Abel Babcock,* 
Olive Babcock, wife of Abel,* 
Mary Babcock.* 



Sciit. 25. 
James Nichols,* 
Julia Nichols, daughter of James.* 



Dec. 25. 

Joseph W. Gould, son of James, 
Wm. Wendell, 
Joseph Nelligar, 
James Wright, 

Ann J. Eaton, wife of D. G.,* 
Samuel Morgan,* 
Eliza R. IVIorgan, wife of Samuel.* 



1851. 



March 26. 
Helleu Many, wife of Wm. W. 

June 25. 
Isabel C. Low, daughter of W. S., 
Betsey Dorr. 

Sept. 24. 
Sarah H. Palmer, wife of L. M.,* 
Edwin H. Smith.* 



Dec. 24. 
Cluirles Boyd, son of Dr. James P., 
Joseph F. Winne, 

Joanna March, daughter of Dr. Alden, 
Alida Winne, wife of Joseph F.,* 
Almira Mix, wife of Visscher,* 
Harriet M. Townsend, wife of Robert,* 
Clarissa Coolidoe.* 



1852. 



March 24. 
Loania V. Norton, daughter of Daniel, 
James E. Debaufer, 
Charlotte Debaufer, wife of James, 
Stephen H. Mix, son of Stephen, 
Cornelia S. Nott, daughter of Joel B. 

June 23. 
Minerva Wait Scovel, dau. of Charles S., 
Annie Olmstead Rider, dau. Stephen J., 
Isabella Gibson, daughter of John, 
Mary A. Brown, daughter of Andrew E., 
Gertrude Mary Nott, dau. of Joel B., 



Sarah Maria Nott, dau. of Joel B., 

Loyd R. Harbison, son of Samuel, 

Laura A. Malburn, wife of Wm. P., 

Martha Rogers, dau. of Mrs. Olmstead, 

James Cohen, 

William Nieoll,* 

Ellen Xicoll, wife of William.* 

Seiit. 22. 
Sarah Jane Brown, dau. of Edward, 
Lavinia L. Steele, daughter of Oliver, 
Annie M. Olmstead, dau. of George G., 
Edward Harbison, son of Samuel, 



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Thomas P. Crook,* 

Amelia J. Crook, wife of Thomas.* 

Dec. 22. 
Emma H. McMnllen, dan. of Thomas, 
Anna Steele, wife of Oliver, 
Jane Scott, 



William White, 
Samuel B. Woolworth,* 

Mrs. Woolworth, wife of Samnel,* 
John W. Richardson,* 
Mary L. Sntliff, wife of Ezra A.,* 
Maro-aret E. Wilson.* 



IS.5,3. 
March 23. Dec. 21. 

Alonzo T. McMullen, son of Thomas, Milton O. Hutchings, 

John B. Hoffman,* 
June 22. Anna HotTinau, wife of John,* 

Mary T. Walker, w. of Col. Wm. H. H. Robert Blake,* 
Mrs. Frances E. Wendell,* Eliza Blake, wife of Robert.* 

SejJt. 20. 
Mrs. Lavinia Wheeler.* 



3Iarch 23. 
Mrs. Martha Edmonds. 



1854. 



Mary Martin, wife of James, 
Jane H. Many.* 



June 21. 
Mrs. Lavinia Hutchings,' 
Harriet L. Worcester, 
Elmira A. Stewart. 

Sejjt. 20. 
Emily S. O. Brown,* 
James Martin, 



MarcJi 31. 
Harvey D. W. Leonard,* 
Stew.irt McKissick,* 
Eliza McKissick, wife of S.* 
Emily McKissick, dau. of S. ,* 
Margaret Brown.* 

Sept. 26. 
Dessie Edmonds, 



Dec. 27. 
Mrs. Mary J. Babcock,* 
Sarah E. Udell, 
Isabella Crew, 
Helen Sessions, 
Lucy J. Hays, 
Mrs. Lucretia Howell, 
Mrs. Laura L. Harris.* 



1855. 



Samuel T. Thorburn,* 

Sarah Thorburn, wife of Samuel,* 

Dec. 26. 
Dr. Howard Townsend, 
Justine Van Rensselaer, w. of Dr. H. T.,* 



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March 26. 
William Roberts * 
Caroline Roberts, wife of Wm.* 

June 26. 
David Blake, son of Robert, 
James Blake, son of R., 
George Blake, son of R., 
Robert Strong, son of A. M., 



March 25. 
W. C. Durant. 

Ann Elizabeth, wife of W. C, 
Mrs. Sally Ann McClusky,* 

June 17. 
Mrs. Frances ]\I. Johnson, 
Susan Mary Dexter, 
B. P. Learned,* 
Mary W. Learned, wife of B. P.,' 



Jan. 30. 
Mrs. John W. Richardson. 

March 24. 
Adeline Scovel, wife of Henry, 
Elizabeth M. Lathroj), wife of Ralph 
Esther J. White, dau. of William, 
Mary Green Hall, dan. of Green, 
Jennie Perry, dau. of Milo, 
Margaret Mills, 

Mary A. Boyd, wife of Howard, 
Mrs. Margaret Ann Reynolds, wife 
John H. 

June 23. 
Mary Boyd, dau. of James P., 
Margaret Boyd, dau. of James P., 



1856. 

P. Schuyler Simpson.* 

Sept. 24. 
Mrs. Harriet T. Wolverton, 
Mrs. Sarah Jane Penny.* 

Dec. 24. 
Mrs. Ann E. Mascord,* 
Ann Pool.* 

1857. 

Albert P. Stevens,* 

Sept. 23. 
Mary N. Learned, dau. of B. P.. 
Lydia C. Learned, dau. of B. P. 

Dec. 23. 
Mary Elizabeth McGourkey dau. of Wm. 
Jenny Williams, dau. of John H., 
Mary Butler.* 

1858. 

Sarah E. Brown, dau. of William G., 
Harriet Henry, dau. of Caroline, 
Augusta Russell, dau. of Henry, 
Mary Williams, dau of John H., 
Jenny Artcher, dau. of Michael, 
P., Ellen Moran, 

Sarah Campbell, dau. of Andrew C, 
Elizabeth Brown, dau. of A. E., 
Catherine P. Cook, dau. of James M., 
Sarah Lousia Strong, wife of Thomas J., 
Reuben H. Mead, 

of Emaline H. Mead, wife of R. H., 
Richard Marvin Strong, son of A.M., 
Howard Boyd, 

Henry March, son of Alden M., 
John N. Many, son of Wra. N., 
Charles B. Nichols, son of James N., 



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Michael Artcher, 

Mrs. Artcher, wife of Michael,* 

Elizabeth Strong, dau. of A. M. 

Sept. 33. 
Mrs. Amelia, wife of Rufus H. King. 

March 33. 
George Croiuby, 
James Whitney,* 
Nancy Whitney, wife of James,* 
Elizabeth H. Hutchings, w. Milton O.,* John H. Hickox,* 
John H. Wardwell.* 



Dec. 33. 
Catharine Mary Bennett, w. of Michael' 
Louis Collins, 

Grace Collins, wife of Louis, 
Mary H. Morrell, dau. of James.* 



1859. 

Dec. 38. 
J. Campbell Boyd, son of Dr. James P., 
Mrs. Cornelia Wardwell,* 
Mrs. Adela McMartin, wife of James,* 



Sarah J., Hickox, wife of John H.* 



SeiJt. 7. 
Margaret Ellen White. 

March 31. 
Mrs. A. P. Kelsey.* 

June 6. 
Mrs. Alexander Strain.* 



1860. 

Dec. 36. 
Mrs. Helen A. White, wife of J. P., 
Mrs. Martha D. King, * 
Earnest C. Craft,* 
Mrs. Craft, wife of E.* 



Oct. 8. 
Ann McGlachlan. 

March 37. 
Mrs. A. E. Thatcher.* 



18G1. 

Sept. 35. 
Susan Coughlry, wife of A. H.,* 



J^lne 36. 
Mrs. L. M. Gilford. 

MarcJh 36. 
Robert Evans,* 
L. C. Cooley,* 

Mrs. R. Cooley, wife of L. C.,* 
Martin L. James.* 

June 35. 
James Robertson, 



1862. 



Leonard Burgess,* 
Susannah Burgess, wife of L.,* 
Sarah M. Burgess, dau. of L. ,* 
Mrs. Jessie Robertson.* 

Dec. 34. 
M. P. Cavert, 
Susan B. Cavert, wife of M. P. 



118 



1868. 



March 4. 
Mary McKissick, daughter of Stewart, 
Lydia Shafer, wife of I., 
Clarence T. Jenkins, 
Louisa J. Jenkins, wife of C. T. 

June 24. 
Annie Slieffield Brown, dau. Andrew E. 



Dec. 23. 
Robert II. Cunningham,* 
Elizabeth Cunningham, wife of 11. H.,* 
Mrs. Phelps,* 
Sarah J. Littlefield,* 
Harriet March.* 



1804. 



Dec. 21. 
Julia McKissick, daughter of Stewart, 
James Duncan,* 
Rebecca Duncan, wife of James,* 



Mary F. Duncan, daughter of James,* 
Emma Jane Morlej-, 
Harriet Philips, wife of Levi,* 
Mrs. Harriet Harris.* 



18G5. 



March 22. 
Loise G. Wolverton, wife of Mortimer, 
Mar}' Malvina Potter, wife of Arnold V. 
Dionysus R. Vanderlip,* 
Margaret L. Vanderlip, wife of D. R.,* 
Sarah A. Crook, daughter of T. P., 
Ella Many, daughter of W. V., 
Jessie Pennie, daughter of John, 
Abbie S. McKissick, dau, of Stewart, 
Thomas D. Newcomb,* 
Theodore F. Sanxay,* 
Henry D. Baker,* 
Frances McMullen, wife of John.* 

June 21. 
Sophia Jane Mills, wife of B. H., 
John H. Crombie, 



Rowland B. Lloyd, 

Ann Sarah Lloyd, wife of R. B., 

Mariah Thrift, 

Alice Babcock, dmighter of H. H., 

Phcebe F. Moas, daughter of Rev. Moas, 

Mary L. Gay, daughter of Charles, 

Anna Eliza Christ, 

Sarah E. Crosby, daughter of James F., 

Blanche B. Littlefield, daughter of D. G., 

Frances E. Norton, daughter of L. K., 

Jenny Patterson, daughter of William, 

B. H. Mills,* 

Adeline Wood, wife of D. S.,* 

Fanny M. March, wdfe of Dr. Henry.* 

Dec. 27. 
Blanch Roberts, daughter of James. 



Feh. 7. 
William H. Shepherd,* 
Adelaide C, wife of Wm. H.* 



1806. 



March 21. 
Emma J. Ludlow, w. of Rev. James M.,* 
Henry J. Sheldon, 



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Mrs. Paul F. Cooper,* 
Franklia Slosson.* 

June 25. 
Isabella Vine, daughter of James, 
Anna Rice, daughter of George, 
Dr. Albert Vanderveer, 
Frederick T. Martin, sou of H. H., 
Anna D. Mix, wife of Stephen H., 
James H. Pratt,* 
Sophia H., wife of J. H.,* 
Julia C. Pi-att, daughter of J. H.* 



Sept. 26. 
Eliza G. Lansing, wife of John, 
Louis B. Smith,* 
Anna Smith, wife of Louis B.,* 

Dec. 29. 
D. T. Wild, wife of Alfred,* 
Andrew Campbell, 
Mrs. Jenny Ford, 
David Newland,* 
Susannah L. Newland, wife of D.* 



186 



March 27. 
Theodosia Dexter, wife of Chauncey, 
Isaac Newton Dexter, son of C, 
Catharine M. Wooster, wife of B. F., 
James R. Harris, 
Caroline Harris, wife of J. R., 
Frances H. Roberts, daughter of James, 
Edward E. Doty, 
Frederick M. Orr, sou of David, 
John H. Reynolds, Jr. ,* 
Myron Davis.* 

June 26. 
Alice Martin, daughter of II. H., 
Carrie Boyd, daughter of Howard. 



Sejit. 25. 

Sarah C. Don, daughter of Peter C, 
Isabella White, daughter of Andrew.* 

Dec. 26. 
Susan E. Underbill, wife of Daniel, 
Lucy Deming, wife of William, 
Charles H. Mills, son of B. H., 
Isabella Fairburn,* 

Margaret E. Vanderveer, wife of Dr. A.,* 
Mrs. Fanny Stearns,* 
James E. Fellows,* 
William Gordon,* 
Robert H. Moore.* 



1868 



March 25. 
Edward McKissick, son of Stewart, 
Thomas Craik, 
Anna Craik, wife of Thomas, 
Mrs. Jane Crew, 
Emeline S. Crounse, w. of Geo. Crounse. 

March 27. 
Teressa Luke, wife of Henry,* 
AVm. H. Hughes,* 

Elizabeth B. Hughes, wife of Wra. H.,* 
Jane E. Hughes, dangliter of Wm. II.,* 
Anna E. Hughes, daughter of Wm. H.* 



June 24. 

Mary E. Wooster, dau. of Benjamin W., 
Mrs. Mary E. Watson, 
Charlotte E. Holt, daughter of Chas. B., 
George H. Mills, 
Rufus H. King, 

Elizabeth W. Austin, wife of J. J.,* 
Sarah W. McGuigan,* 
Mary W. Hinckley.* 

Sept. 23. 
Frances Clara Brown, dau. of Andrew E. 



March 34. 
Isabella Luke, dau. of Hemy. 

June 23. 
Joseph II. Bullock, 
Marietta Bullock, wife of J. H. 
Sarah J. Patterson, 
Lizzie Deakiu. 



120 

1869. 



Dec. 24. 
Benjamin F. Quackenbush, 
Mary Eliza Quackenbush, wife of B. F., 
Mrs. Minnie Fenn Lathrop.* 

Dec. 31. 
Mrs. A. D. Hoadand. 



1870. 



March 23. 
Mrs. Catharine Iggett, 

Juliette Palmer Brown, d. of Andrew E., 

Eleazer Blackwell, 

Mary B. Newcomb, wife of Thomas D., 

Gilbert J. Dickson.* 

June 22. 
Lilla U. Mills, wife of George H., 
Anna W. Jordan, wife of Christopher, 
Frances A. Rice, 
Jennie F. Merrill, 
James P. Boyd, jr., 
William G. McGourkey, 
Dr. O. C. Alexander,* 
M. J. Alexander, wife of Dr. O. C.,* 
Flora Argersiuger, w. of Chauncey E.* 

June 20. 
Mrs. Thomas J. Strong.* 



Oct. 19. 
Mary L. Worcester, wife of E. D., 

Edwin Dean Worcester, jr. , son of E.D., 

Mrs. E. F. Lansing* 

Mrs. Charlotte M. Woodward,* 

Oct. 21. 
Philip F. Gardineer. 

Dec. 21. 
Kate-King, wife of David V., 
Sarah Laurence wife of James, 
Erastus Merrick Briggs, 
Joseph T. Rice, son of Alexander D., 
Sarah P. Briggs, wife of E. M., 
Mrs. Margaret Davidson.* 



1871. 



March 22. 
John Henry Quimby, 
Mary Louisa Quimby, wife of J. H. , 
Agnes Henry, dau. of Mrs. James, 
Gussie Hill Wendell, adopted dau. Wm. 
Josephine E. Seaman.* 



Ma,rch 24. 
Willie A. Alexander, son of Dr. O. C. 
James Laurence, 
Mrs. Margaret Thornton, 
Mary Jane Don, dau. of P. C, 
Emil King, 



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Robert F. Macfarlane * 

Mrs. Thomas Spencer Lloyd,* 

Mrs. Mary Browu.* 

March 35. 
William Demiug.* 

June 21. 
Royal Woodward, 
Mrs. Margaret A. Hitchcock,* 
Robert Macfarlane,* 
Annie G. Macfarlane, wife of R.,* 
James Doran,* 
Annie Doran, wife of James,* 
Edward Field,* 
Charles E. Boland.* 

June 23. 
Frances Adelaide Strong, d. of Wm. N. 



William J. Patton,* 

Laura Patton, wife of Wm. J.,* 

Sept. 20. 
Olive H. Vanduseu. * 

Dec. 27. 
James R. Boy n ton, 
Catharine Eliza, wife of J. R. , 
Miss Lizzie Hoofnagie, 
Jessie D. Thorburn, dan. of S. T. 
Miss Mary E. Melius,* 
Mrs Sarah Reese.* 

Dec. 29. 
Emma Luke, dan. of Henry. 



1872. 



March 27. 
Frederick C. Bliss, sou of Chester, 
Elias J. Bliss, son of Chester, 
Mary Louise Bliss, dau. of Chester, 
William H. Hamilton, 
George P. Lynd, jr., son of G. P., 
Mary P. Holt, wife of Charles B., 
Frances McG. Hinckley, 
Margaret E. Dumary, dan. of C. M. , 
Mary E. Deming, 
Susie J. Hewsou, 
Sarah H. Osborn, 
Kate Lathrop, dau. of Ralph P., 
Mrs. Mary E. Rice, 
Miss Angeline Weaver, 
Miss Jane E. Schofield, 
Sarah C. Wooster, dau. of B. W., 
Grace M. Wolverton, dau. of H. M., 
Edith A. Wolverton, dau. of H. M., 



Visscher Brown, son of Mrs. Wm. G., 
Susie DeLancey Cooper, dau. of P. F., 
Margaret W. Boyd, dau. of David I., 
Hattie J. Gay, dau. of Mrs. Charles, 
Jennie L. Kibbee, dau. of Mrs. O., 
Harriet S. Mills, dau. of B. H., 
Julia Humphrey, dau. of James H. , 
James D. Johnson, 
Mrs. Martha J. Sugden, 
Clark Cooley, son of Leroy C . , 
Heleue B. Cooley, dau. of Leroy C . , 
John M. Bettman,* 
Mary P. Bettman, wife of J. M.* 

March 21» . 
Elizabeth K. Boyd, dau. of D. I., 
Lucy L. Blayney,wife of Rev. J. McC.,* 
Merrit E. White, 
Abbie S. White. 

16 



122 



May 4. 
Suniuel D. Slicpard. 

June 20. 
Louis J. Swinburne, son of Dr. J. S., 
George Swiibs, 

Ann E. Swabs, wife of George, 
Justine V'R. Townscml, d. of Mrs. II., 
IVIiiggie W. Reynolds, dau. of J. II., 
Mrs. Elizabelli A. Keblnin,* 
Mrs. Catliarine Plunketl.* 



Sept. 25. 
George II. Mills,* 
Maggie M. C'allieott , dau. of Thomas. 

Dec. 2G. 
Mrs. Thomas Craik,* 
j\Iary P. Roberts,* 
Ellen C. Roberts,* 
Peter H. Crounse,* 
Anna R. Cronnse, wife of P. H.,* 
Ida L. Uulluek, dau. of Mrs. J. H. 



March 2G. 
Annie II. Pcnnie, dau. of .John P., jr., 
Janet A. Cannichacl, dau. of P. M., 
Solon F. Bliss.* 

April W. 
Miss Jane E. Morrell. 

June 25. 
Elizabeth II. Buss, daughter of ('has.. 



187;?. 

Mrs. Jane 0. Gould,* 

Lydia S. Gould, dau. of Mrs. J. C* 

Sept. 24. 
Julia Iloyt, daughter of Charles, 
Anna Babfock, danghter of II. 11. 

Dec. 24. 
Margarcit E. ('hristie, wife of Frederick, 
Agnes S. Christie, daughter of F. 



March 15. 
Mary Patterson, daughtei- of Wni. P. 
Lyman C. Lewis, 
Fleta W. Vose, 
Frankie A. J. Vose, 
Jennie E. Arnold, 
]\Iary S. W. Fairburn, 
Anna R. W. Fairl)urn, 
Kate E. B. Lewis, wife of L. C* 

June 24. 
Anna E. Fidler, wife of E. D., 
Philip Luke, 
Harris Fellows,* 
Abbie L. Fellows, wile of Harris.* 



IS74. 

June 20. 
, Theresa fjoynton, wife of .Tames R.,* 
Mrs. Philii) Luke. 

Sept. 2:1 
Marcus Gardineer. 

Dec. 2:J. 
Helen M. Dickerman, wife of J. S.,* 
William L. Coffin, 
Anna ColHn, wife of Wm. L.,* 
Mrs. Charlotte Gay, 
Agnes L. Gay, 
Anna A. Hill,* 
Almira Keene, wile of James,* 



123 



Dec. 25. 
Mrs. Isabella E. Coleman * 
Lawson Ewing * 
Margaret Y. Ewing, wife of L. * 
Jane Ewing, daughter of L.* 

March 24. 
Ella M. Phelps, daughter of A. J., 
Harriet W. Learned, daughter of B. P. , 
Robert M. Peunic, son of John P., jr., 
A. J. Phelps,* 

Sarah M. Phelps, wife of A. J.,* 
Laura A. Lewis.* 



Dec. 27. 
Thomas T. Beebe,* 
Marion Beebe, Avifc of Thomas.* 



1875. 



Dr. Linzee Morrill,* 

Netti(3 M. Morrill, wife of L. T.,* 

Sept. 23. 
Franklin E. Worcester, son of E. D. 

Dec. 23. 
John Pennie jr.* 



3rarrJi 26. 
Marshall H. Runkle, son of H. C. 



Dec. 24. 
Mrs. Andrew E. Brown. 



Jiine 23. 
Harriet E. Baldwin, wife of Wm. P., 



1876. 



March 23. 
Anna P. Blackwell, daughter of Eleazer, 
William P. Baldwin, 
Mary L. Harcourt, wife of John R., 
Rebecca Young, daughter of Samuel, 
Carrie March, daughtei- of Dr. Henry. 

3[avch 24. 
Mary Young, daughter of Sanuiel, 
Lydia E. Wait, 



Jtine 31. 
Fannie F. Cook, daughter of James C, 

Whole number 3373. 



Dwiglit King, 

Andrew G. White, 

Townsend H. Fellows, sou ofH. L, 

Ella A. Wilbor, wife of Samuel jr., 

Katie J. Martin, daughter of John J., 

Joseph McAuley, 

Anna Reese, daughter of Aaron, 

Agnes Gr. White, wife of Andrew G, 

Sept. 20. 
Mrs. Oliver H. Johnson, 
IMrs. Margaret Trotter. 



Added since October, 187G. 



Dec. 27. 



Thomas B. Cole,-< 



Sophia H. Cole, wife of Thomas B.,* 
Peter Vos. 



124 



1877. 



MarcJi 21. 
William D. Macfarlane, 
Nora Leone Macfarlane, wife of Wm. D., 
Mrs. J. II. Nelson, 
Annie S. Jordan, daii. of Mrs. C. 
Chas. J. Sulliff, son of E. A., 
Blanche Fellows, daughter of Dr. H. I., 
Harriet A. McClaskey, w. of Edward J., 
John M. Hurst,* 
Mrs. Sarah J. Bachcller,* 
Campbell Brown, son of Mrs. Wm. G., 
Mrs. Bella Hurst Sutlitf, wife of John H. 

May 18. 
Donald Munro, 
Catharine W. Munro, wife of Donald. 



June 20. 
George H. Crouuse, 
Charles L. Weaver, 
James Carmichael, son of Peter M., 
John Knox Rhodes, 
Barbara R. Munro, wife of George, 
Josephine March Boyd, dau. of David I. 
Josie Luke, daughter of Henry, 
Hatlie L. Patterson, daughter of Wm., 
Eliza Stewart,* 
Cathe Vos, wife of Peter,* 
Charles H. Mills,* 
Mrs. Ann M. Miller,* 
Mrs. Margaret Seymour,* 
Mrs. Harriet Gardiner.* 



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