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HISTORY 



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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

''This shall be Writtkn for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102; iS. 



VOL. 1. 



JANUARY. 1880. 



NO. I. 



{Frinted xuith the Apprmuil of Session.) 



PROSPECTUS. 

The RilCORD wi^l be published monthly 
during- the year i88o. Terms. 50 cents in 
advance; 75 cents after June. As it is not 
expected that the subscriptions will be suf- 
ficient to meet the necessary expenses of 
publication, The Record is commended to 
the generosity of all interested in the early 
his'ory of the town. Should more money 
be received than is needed for actual ex- 
penses it will be placed to the credit of the 
Benevolent Fund of the Session. .The 
Record desires to secure anything pertain- 
ing to the history of the town and county 
of Morris and its early settlers — old papers, 
pamphlets, sermons and lectures, books, 
family histories and genealogies, printed or 
in MS., or copied {carefully) from old Bibles 
and records, &c., &c.; also, all marriages 
during the pastorate of Dr. McDowell, from 
1814 to 1825, and m.irriages of members of 
the congregation by ministers not pastors 
of this church. Items with reference to any 
named in the various lists will be thank- 
fully received and preserved for future use 
We especially desire our readers to aid us in 
supplying all omissions and correcting all 
mistakes on our rolls. 

Subscriptions will be received at the book 
stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, or 
through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to 



TFIE RECORD, 

Morristown, N. J. 



CHURCH DIRECTORY. 



^ Lock box 44. 



■:0:- 



Ar.f/(7r.— RUFUS S. GREEN. 



ruling elders. 

Enoch T. Caskey, Wm. VV. Stone, 
Joel Davis, Lebbeus B. Ward, 

H. M Dalrymplk, Jos. H. Van Doren. 
Theodore Little, Clerk. 



deacons. 
Victor Fleury, Henry M. Olmsted. 

trustees. 
A. B. Hull, President. 

H. C. Pitney, / Committee o7i Build- 

Edward Piekson, \ inos and Grounds. 

Wm. E. Church, ^ Committee on Seats, 

Wayl'd Spaulding, C Music, etc. 

Thos. C. Bushnell, ) Committee on Fi- 
J. H. Van Doren, J nance. 

J. H. Van Doren, Clerk. 

The President is ex officio member of each 
Committee. 



A. B. Hull, Treasurer of Parish. 
|as. R. Voorhees, Clerk of Parish. 
Francis L. Whitehead, Sexton. 



THE RECORD. 



THE OBJECT 

Of The Record is such as to lead to the 
belief that man)' will gladly give it their en- 
couragement. It desires especially to gather 
and preserve much that in fading of the 
•earlj' history of the town and county, to 
perfect our Church rolls, and to awaken an 
interest in the important events and noble 
men and women of the past. The history 
of the First Church prior to the year 1800 is 
largely the history of the town. The state- 
ment will doubtless surprise all ih:it prwr to 
the year \%oo 07>er \o,ooo names appear upon 
our records. We deem it of the greatest im- 
portance that these names should be put, by 
means tjf the printed page, beyond all danger 
Oi destruction. The Record refuses to 
make any money, but il must pay expenses, 
or cease publication at the end of the year, 
and before it has had the time to fulfill its 
mission. We therefore ask the aid of all 
who appreciate the importance of our work, 
and will be especially thankful to the press 
for anv kind words which will make The 
Record known to the thousands in our 
land descended from those whose names we 
hope to print. 



New York. January 9, 1880. 
Rev. F.ufus S. Green : 

Dear Brother. — I congratulate you and 
the good people of Morristown on the issue 
of the first number of your church paper. 
In the ancient records of the old Morristown 
church, as I have had occasion during the 
past Summer to ascertain, are found state- 
ments of facts and registries of events of no 
little interest to the old families of your 
town and its immediate neighborhood. 

It must be of interest to know who were 
the founders of these old families ; who were 
their wives— when they were married ; who 
were their children — when they were born 
and baptized, and whom and when they, 
too, married. So, too, it is desirable to 
know when they connected thenisf;lves with 
the church, under whose ministrations, and 
whether by prnfession of faith or by certi- 
ficate froir other churches. Nor less to 
kno^v when, ani at what age, and of what 
disease, these forefathers and foremothers 
of the hamlet died. The story of that popu- 
lous cemetery in the rear of the old cliuich 



is told in part in the two editions of your 
Bill of Mortality, ixom 1768 to 1812, a period 
of more than forty-three years. But the 
book itself belongs to the past; it is rarely 
to be found except in public libraries or in 
the collection of the antiquarian. Your 
paper will help to make its treasures the 
common property of the people. And then, 
what of the dead who preceded 1768, and 
passed away since 1812.'' 

A medium of communication between the 
pulpit and the pew is very desirable ; the 
pastor has many things to say, many in- 
quiries to make, much information to com- 
municate, for which a monthly or bi-monthiy 
is better adapted than the pulpit. The his- 
tory of the time-hunored church overwhich 
Johnes and Richards and Fislier and Mc- 
Dowell and Barnes, noble and illustrious 
men all, presided with so much credit to 
themselves and profit to tlie people, is 
worthy of a permanent record. The mate- 
rials are ample; many oi them are scattered 
about among the unpublished letters and 
diaries of the generations gone by, and in 
the unwritten traditions of ttie past. What 
a thrilling episode was the repeated winter- 
ing of Washington and his Generals with 
their regiments in and about Morristown ! 
What vivid and thrilling recollections may 
still be gathered up and put on record for 
unborn generations, of the great revivals of 
other days. The humble periodical, the 
first number of which now goes forth in 
promise of many more to come, may prop- 
erly be made the medium of gathering these 
and a thousand other precious memories of 
the past to aid the historian in his work. 

And the people, too. have inquiries to 
make, information to gain, long-sought but 
in vain, respecting their ancestry, their kin- 
dred, their former neighbors. Here is a 
vehicle by which they may seek to gratify 
long-cherished desires. 

The uses to which such an humble period- 
ical may be put are too many to be enumer- 
ated in the brief space allotted to this arti- 
cle. Let the means for keeping it up not 
be wanting; it is a good design; a blessing 
is in it. With God's favor it will surely 
prosper. 

Yours truly, 

EDWIN F. HATFIELD. 



THE RECORD. 



LIST OF PASTORS. 

1. Rev. Timothy Jones, D.D. 

Began Aug 13, 1742 ; ordained Feb. 9 
1743; died Sept. 17, I794- 

2. Rev. Aaron C. Collins. 

Settled Jan. 6. 1791 ; dismissed Sept. 
2. 1793- 

3. Re7>. James Richards, D.D. 

Settled May i. 1795 ; dis. Apr. 26, 1809. 

4. Rev. Samuel Fisher, D.D. 

Settled July or Aug., 1809; dis. Apr. 

27, 1814. 

5. Re7>. IVm. A. McDowell, D.D. 

Settled Dec. 13, 1814; dis. Oct. 23, 
1823. 

6. Re7K Albert Barnes. 

Ordained and installed Feb. 8. 1824; 
dis. June 8, 1830. 

7. Rev. Charles Hoover. 

Settled Feb. 8, 1832 ; dis. March 10, 
T836. 
3. Rev. Orlando L. Kirtland. 

Settled March 23. 1837; dis. Aug. 26, 
1840. 
9. Rev. A. Henry Dumont. 

Settled Jan. 20, 1841 ; dis. July 9, 1845. 

10. Rev. Alexander R. Thompson. 

Ord. and inst. Jan. 14. 1846; dis. July 

28, 1847. 

1 1. Rev. James R. Richards, D.D. 

Settled Dec. 28, 1847; dis. April 15, 
1851. 

12. Rev. John H. Townley. 

Settled Dec. 27, 1851 ; died Feb. 5, 1855. 

13. Rev. David Irving, D.D. 

Settled Nov. 5, 1855; dis. May ic, 1865. 

14. Rev. Gavin Langmuir. 

Settled July 17, 1866 ; dis. Sept. 9, 1868. 

15. Rez'. John Abbott French. 

Settled Dec. 21, 1868; dis. Jan. 31, 
1877. 

16. Rev. Rufus Smith Green. 

Began June 17, 1877 ; inst. July 18, 
1877. 

Before the settlement of Dr. Johnes the 
church was ministered to by the Rev. John 
Cleverly, of whose work no record is left. 
He was buried in the First Church yard 
Dec. 31, 1776. 



A CHARTER FOR THE PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCH IN MORRISTOWN. 
George the Second, by the Grace of God, of 
Great Britain, France and Ireland, King. 
Defender of the Faith. To all to whom 
these presents shall come, Greeting : 
Whereas, the advancement of true Re- 
ligion and virtue is abs(lutely necessary for 
the promotion of Peace, order and prosperi- 
ty of the State, 

And Whereas, it is the duty of all Chris- 
tian princes and Governors by the law of 
God. to do all they can for the encourage- 
ment thereof, 

And Whereas, Sundry of our loving, 
Subjects of the Presbyterian Persuasion 
Inhabitants of an about the Township of 
Morris, within our Colony of New Jersey, 
by their humble petition presented to our 
Trusty and well beloved Jonathan Belcher 
Esq, our Captain General and Commander 
in Chief of our Province of New Jersey and 
Vice Admiral in the same, showing that the 
petitioners and others of the same persua- 
sion Inhabitants, in and about the Town- 
ship of Morris aforesaid, do make up a verly 
large and considerable congregation, that 
the most advantageous support of religion 
among them necessarily requires that some 
persons should be incorporated as Trustees 
for the community that they may take 
grants of lands and chattels thereby, to en- 
able the Petitioners to erect and repair pub- 
lic buildings for the Worship of God, and 
the use of the Ministry and School Houses 
and Alms Houses, and suitably to support 
the Ministry and the Poor of their church- 
and to do and perform other acts of Piety 
and Charity, and that the same Trustees 
may have power to let and grant the same 
under a Publick Seal for the uses aforesaid- 
1 And that the%ame Trustees may plead and 
I be impleaded in any suit touching the 
I premises and have perpetual succession, 
that also the known Loyalty of the Peti- 
i tioners and the Presbyterians in General to 
! us, their firm affection to our person and 
' Government, and the Protestant succes- 
i sion in our Royal House, gave the Peti- 
tioners hopes of re-isonabie indulgence and 
favour within the same Colony where the 
Religious rites of Mankind are so happily 
preserved, and where our equal Grace and 



THE RECORD. 



Bounty to all our Protestant faithtul Sub- 
jects however differing in opinion about 
lesser matters has hitherto been so sensibly 
felt and enjoyed, the said Petitioners there- 
fore most humbly prayed our Grant of an 
Incorporation to the Petitioners by the 
name of the Trustees of the Presbyterian 
Church in Moriss ipown, with all such pow- 
ers, capacities and privileges as might be 
effectual in law for the purposes aforesaid. 
and that Benjamin Hathaway, Charles 
Howell. Henry Primrose, Benjamin Bayles, 
Thomas Kent, Benjamin Coe and Samuel 
Roberts might be the first Trustees, which 
petition signed with the names of a great 
number ot our faithful and loving subjects 
Inhabitants in and about the said Town, we 
being willing to Grant 

Know Ye, that we of our especial Grace- 
certain knowledge and meer motion, have 
willed and ordained, constituted, given and 
granted, and for us, our heirs and succes" 
sors by these presents, Do, will, ordain, 
constitute, give and grant, that Benjamin 
Hathaway, Charles Howell, Henry Prim- 
rose, Benjamin Bayles, Thomas Kent, Benj- 
amin Coe and Samuel Roberts, from hence- 
torth and their successors forever here- 
after, shall be and remain one body politick 
and corporate, in deed, fact and name, by the 
name of the Trustees of the Presbyterian 
Church in Morris Town, and them and their 
successors by the name of the Trustees of 
the Presbyterian Church in Morris Town 
one body body corporate and politick, in 
deed, fact and name, really and fully. We do 
for us, our heirs and successors, erect, make, 
ordain, constitute, declare and create by 
these presents, and by that name they shall 
ana may have perpetual succession. 

And Also, that they and their succes- 
sors, by the name of the Trustees of the 
Presbyterian Church in Morris Town, be 
and forever hereafter, shall be persons able 
in law, to purchase, take, hold, receive and 
enjoy any messuages. Houses, Buildings. 
Lands, Tenements, rents, possessions and 
other heriditaments and real estate, in fee 
simple or otherwise, so as the yearly clear 
value of the same does not exceed the sum 
of Two hundred pounds sterling, the statute 
of Mortmain or any other law to the con- 
trary notwithstanding, and also goods, 



' chattels and all other things of what kind 
or quality soever. 

And Also, that they or their succes- 
sors, b)' the name of the Trustees of the 
Presbyterian Church in Morris Town, shall 
and may give, grant and demise, assign, 
sell or otherwise dispose of all or any ot 
their messuages, houses, lands, tenements- 
rents, possessions and other hereditaments 
and real estate, and all their goods, chattels 
and other things aforesaid as to them shall 
seem meet. And also, that they and their 
successors, b)' the name of the Trustees of 
the Presbyterian Church in Morris Town, 
be and lorever hereafter, shall be persons 
able in law and capable to sue and be 
sued, implead or be impleaded, answer or 
be answered, defend or be defended in 
all Courts of Judicature whatever. And 
also, that the said Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Church in Morris Town for the time 
being, and their successors shall and may 
forever hereafter, have and use a common 
seal with such device or devices as they 
shall think proper for sealing all and singu- 
lar deeds, grants, conveyances, contracts 
Bonds, Articles of Agreement, assignments, 
powers, authorities and singular, their af- 
fairs and things touching or concerning the 
said Corporation. And also, that the said 
Trustees and their successor? forever, may 
as oft as they see fit break change and new 
make the same or any other their common 
seal. And further, we do of our especial 
Grace certain knowledge and mere motion 
for us, our heirs and successors by these 
presents. Will, ordain, constitute, give and 
grant, that upon any vacancy among the 
Trustees of the said Presbyterian Church in 
Morris Town, by death, removal or other 
Incapacity whatsoever, that the Minister or 
Ministers, Elders and Deacons for the time 
being of the said Presbyterian Church in 
Morris Town, shall and may meet together 
at Morris Town aforesaid, and then and 
there elect and choose such person or per 
sons out of the Congregation of said 
Church as they think proper to supply the 
vacancy of such Trustee or Trustees, caus- 
ed by death, removal or other Incapacity as 
aforesaid. And also, that at any and all 
times whatsoever, when the said Minister 
or Ministers, Elders and Deacons of the 
Churce afores'd or the majority of them 



THE RECORD. 



5 



for the time being, sliall and may meet to- 
gether at Morris Town aforesaid, and are 
hereby sufficiently authorized then and 
there to displace and to remove from the 
office of Trustee and such Trustee or 
Trustees, and in their room and stead to 
elect and choose out of the Congregation of 
said Church, any person or persons to sup- 
ply the place or places of such Trustee or 
Trustees so displaced and removed, pro- 
vided always that the number of the said 
Trustees exceed not seven, and every Trus- 
tee so elected & appointed as aforesaid, 
shall by virtue of these presents and of such 
•election and appointment be vested with all 
the power and privileges which any of the 
other Trustees has or has had. And we do 
further, will and Ordain, give and gr;int 
that the Trustees of the said Presbyterian 
Church in Morris Town and their successors 
for the time being, shall from time to time 
have power to choose their President out of 
the Trustees lor the time being, who shall 
have the custody of the publick seal of the 
said corporation, and all the Books, Char- 
ters, Deeds and Writings anyways relating to 
the said corporation, and shall have power 
from time to time and at all times hereafter, 
as occasion shall require to call a meeting 
of the said Trustees at Morris Town afore- 
said, for the election of all or any of the 
powers hereby given and granted; and in 
case of sickness, absence or death of the 
President, all the powers by these presents 
granted to the President shall be and re- 
main in the Eldest Trustee upon record un- 
til the recovery or return of the President, 
or until a new President be chosen as afore- 
said. And we do further Will, ordain, give 
and grant that all and every act and order 
of four of the said Trustees (but not of any 
lesser number) consented and agreed to at 
such meeting of the Trustees aforesaid, 
shall be good, valid and effectual to all in- 
tents and purposes as if the whole num- 
ber of the said Trustees had consented and 
agreed thereto. And we do further Will and 
Ordain, that all the acts of the said Trus- 
tees, shall from time to time be fairly entered 
in a Book or Books to be kept for that pur- 
pose by the President of the Trustees for 
the time being, which book or books to- 
gether with the Seal of the said Corpora- 
tion and all charters, deeds and writings 



whatsoever belonging any ways to the said 
Corporation, shall be delivered over by the 
former President to the President of the 
said Trustees newly elected for the time be- 
ing, as such President shall hereafter from 
time to time successively be chosen. 

And Lastly, we do of our especial Grace 
certain knowledge and mere motion for us, 
our heirs and successors by these presents, 
give and grant unto the said Trustees of the 
Presbyterian Church in Morris Town and 
their successors forever, that these our Let- 
ters Patent on the Enrollment thereof, shall 
be good and effectual in the law to all in- 
tents and purposes against us, our heirs 
and successors without any other License, 
Grant or Confirmation from us, our heirs 
and successors hereafter by the said Trus- 
tees of the said Presbyterian Church in 
Morris Town, to be had or obtained not- 
withstanding the not reciting or misrecital, 
or not naming or misnaming of the afore- 
said offices, franchises, privileges, immuni- 
ties or other, the premises or any of them, 
and notwithstanding the Writ of Ad Quod 
Damnum hath not issued forth to enquire 
of the premises or ^ny of them before en- 
sealing hereof, any Statute, act, ordinance 
or provision, or any other matter or thing 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 

To have, hold and enjoy all and singular, 
the privileges, advantages, liberties, immun- 
ities and all otherthe premises herein, and 
hereby granted and given or which are 
meant, mentioned or intended to be herein 
given and granted unto them, the said Trus- 
tees of the Presbyterian Church in Morris 
Town and to their successors forever. 

In Testimony Whereof, we have caused 
these, our Letters to be made Patent, and 
the Great Seal of our said Province of New 
Jersey to be hereunto affixed. 

Witness, our Trusty and well beloved 
Jonathan Belcher, Esquire, Governor and 
Commander in Chief of our said Province 
of New Jersey, this Eighth day of Septem- 
ber, in the Thirtieth year of our reign, and 
in the year of our Lord one thousand Sev^en 
hundred fifty and Six. 

Charles Read, Secr'y. 
I have perused the above charter and 
find nothing therein contained inconsistent 
with the honor and interest of the Crown. 
September 7th, 1756. 

C. Skinner, Atfy Gen I. 
Let the Great Seal of the Province 

be hereunto affixed. 
J. Belcher. 

To the Secretary of New 
Jersey. 



( GREAT ) 

( SEAL ) 

( OF ) 

( NEW JERSEY. ) 



Recorded at Trenton, Oct. 5, 1774, 
Book C. 3, of Commissions, page 7, &c. 



in 



THE RECORD. 



BAPTISMS. 
" The Names 6>= number of the Children I 
have baptised with the time of their 
Baptism." 

Timothy Jones. 
1743- 

Feb. 19. Benjamin Bayley's child William. 
Feb. 19. John Perkhurst's ch. Mary. 

27. Stephen Mahurin's ch. Ebenezer. 
Mrch. 5. Benj. Conger's ch. Noah. 

27. Joseph Prudden's negro's ch. 
Violet. 
Apr. 3. John Lindley, Jun., His ch. Sil- 
enus. 
" '• Sam'] Ford's ch. Eunice. 

29. Joseph Tichenor's ch, Moses. 
Jun. 29. John Stiies' ch. Enos. 

12. Abraham Johnson, of Rockaway, 

ch. Esther. 
19. Joseph Edmister, of Roxitcus ch. 

Daniel. 
" Mary, wf. of Hur Orsborn, ch. 
Thomas. 
- " 26. Jacob Ford, his ch. Elizabeth. 

" Susanna, wf. of Caleb Tichenor, 
ch. Susanna. 
Aug. 28. Jacob Cusat of Succasunny, ch. 

Lea. 
Aug. 28. Jonah Austin, ch. Moses. 
Sept. 18. Job Allen, of Rockaway, ch. Eliza- 
beth. 
" John Clark, ch. Joseph. 
25. Eleanor, wf. of Richard Easton, 
children William and Sarah. 
" Elizabeth, wf. of Benjamin Hains, 
ch. Amariah. 
Oct. 30. Matthew Fairchild, ch. Caleb. 

" Wm. Losey, ch. Zebulun. 
Nov. 6. Stephen Ogden, of Basking Ridge, 
ch. Jonathan. 
'• Tabitha, wf. of Dan") Frost, ch. 

Mary. 
" Benj. Hathaway, ch. Benoni. 
" John Holloway, ch. Lois. 
Dec. 23. Benj. Coe, ch. Phebe. 

" Benj. Perkhurst, ch. Mary. 



1744. 



Feb. 24. Sarah, wf. of Richard Woods, 

adult. 
Feb. 26. Timothy Peck, ch. Abigail. 
Mrch. 7. Abigail, wf. of John Johnson, Jr., 
ch. Gershom. 
" II. Philip Cundit, ch. Mary. 
25. Samuel Bailey, ch. John. 
" Catharine, wf. of Peter Stagg, ch. 
William. 
" " Mary, wf. of Isaac Clark, ch. Phebe, 
Apr. 8. Peter Cundit, ch. Peter. 
" " Joseph Howard, ch. Sarah. 
" 15. Cornelius Austin, ch. Peter. 

" Zophar Gildersleeve, ch. Susanna. 
May 20. James Cole, ch. Elizabeth. 
" 27. James Tompkins, twins, Thomas 

& Mary. 
" " Gilbard Heady, ch. Elisha. 
. " " John Perkhurst. ch. Sarah. 
July I. Timothy Mills, ch. Jedidiah. 
Aug. 12. Benj. Conger, ch. David. 

26. Richard Minthorn, child Rachel. 
" Seth Hall, ch. Jane. 
" Thomas Allerton's Household,. 
Sarah, (on own account), John, 
Charity & David. 
Sept. 30. Matthew Fairchild, ch. Ruth. 
Oct. 7. Jonah Austin, ch. Mary. 

" William Frost, ch. Abigail. 
14. Stephen Mahurin, ch. Silas. 
Oct. 28. Benj. Freeman, ch. Benas. 

" Joseph Moore, ch. Rachel. 
Nov. 4. Zachariah Fairchild, ch. Abiel. 
18. Uriah Cutler, ch. Bathiah. 



Jan. 15. Joseph Prudden's negro's ch. OI 

ver. 
Feb. 5. Samuel Days Household. Silas, 
and twins Ezekiel &. Phebe. 
*■ Benj. I^ier^on <'c wi.. ch. Patience. 
" " Sam'l Lindley, ch. Kezia. 
24, James Tompkins, adult. 



174s. 
Jan. II. Bathiah, wf. of Nathan'l Wheeler,. 
Household, Joseph, Miriam, 
Jemima & Rachel. 

13. Dan'l Lindley, ch. Zenas. 
27. Bois John Prudden, ch. Amos. 

Feb. 24. Sarah, wf. of Richard Wood, ch. 

Hopestill. 
Mrch. 24. Joseph Stiles, ch. Silas. 

" Dan'l Freman, ch. Chloe. 
" Sarah, wf. of Wm. Smallpeace, ch, 
Elizabeth. 

14. John Losey, ch. Timothy. 
" Sam'l Fford, ch. Demas. 
2. Abner Beach, ch. Benjamin. 
" Wm. Minthorn, ch. Sarah. 
5. Jacob .\llerton, " Jacob. 

19. Ame, wf. of Elijah Davis, ch. Ame, 
June 16, David Day, of Turkey, ch. Jemi- 
mah. 
(O.ixiinv.cdXin page 13.) 



Apr 
' Jum 



May 



THE RECORD. 



MARRIAGES. 
A Register of my Marriages with ye time, 

naines of ye Persons &^ t/ieir Places of 

■abode. 
'N. B. Those yt Belong to ye town are not 



Registered." 



Timothy Jones. 



1743- 
Mrch. 9. 



John Eston, of Roxbury, & Sarah 
Muchmore, of Turkc}'. 
,j^pr. 12. Eliphalel Luis & Elizabeth Cusat, 
of Biackriver. 
Apr. 13. David Moor & Elizabeth Buff (.'j 
19. Thomas Young & Thankful Rob- 
arts. 
Nov. 9. Sam'l Iviunson & Elizabeth Potter. 
Apr. 20. Peter Stagg, of Hanover. & 

Catharine Primrose. 
Dec. 15. Uiiah Cutler & Rachel Camp- 
field. 
Sam'l Ludlum & Abigail Hath- 



21. 

22. 
1744. 
JMrch.ii. 

" i4- 
Apr. I. 



J^May 



" 29. 
June 17. 
Aug. 15. 

Dec. 24. 

1745- 
Jan. 21. 
Feb. 6. 
Mrch. 4. 

" 10, 
Apr. 4. 

" 25. 
June 20. 
Aug. 8. 
Oct. 9. 



away. 
Abraham Stagg & Jemima Cole. 

Jonathan Orsborn & Mary Hop- 
kins, of Roxbury. 

Benj. Hathaway & Elizabeth Cros- 
man, wido. 

Daniel Gohil & Priscilla Cook. 

Thomas Giibard, of Rockaway, 
& Abigail Corey. 

Seth Croel & Else Eddy, of 
Woodbridge. 

Moses Tompkins, of Roxbury, & 
Hannah Tompkins. 

Jonathan Reeve & Elizabeth Ar- 
nold, 

Simon Kent, of Rockaway, & 
Penelope Carter, of Rockaway. 

Sam'l Muckelroy, foreigner, & 
Elizabeth Jones. 

John Aber & Mary Hulbard. 
Joseph Wigget & Desire Cranmer. 
Peter Norris & Mary Mahurin. 
Isaac Potter & Sarah Munson. 
Hajadiah Sampson & Rachel Cat- 

terlin. 
Timo. Dunnin & Elizabeth Smith. 
Creed Ludlum & Elizabeth Carl. 
Daniel Howard & Rachel Latiner, 
Sam'l Munson, wid'r, & Mary 

Allen. 
James Watkins & Mary Primrose. 



Oct. 


20. 


" 


24. 


Dec. 


23- 


1746. 


Jan. 


16. 


Feb. 


2. 


Apr. 


9- 


May 


16. 



Peter Bickerson & Ruth Coe, 
James Sheperd (?) & Elizabeth 

Tasley, (.'). 
Joseph Wood & Hannah Ljndley. 

Benj. Hathaway & Hannah Bailey. 
Joik'm Brown & Jane Fanger. 
Abraham Orsborn & Marry Harris. 
Ezekiel Younglove, of Reddis 
Town, & Mary Lyon. 
Sept. 15. Stephen Lindley & Phebe Dick- 

erson, wido. 
Nov. 12. Benj. Hathaway & Mary Fairchild. 
Dec. 15. Isaac Tuttle, of Hanover, & Sarah 

Lindley. 
Dec. 24. Ichabod Tompkins, of Hanover, 
& Hannah Gobil. 

Benj. Halsey & Sarah Prudden. 
Joseph Edmister & Abigail Beman. 
Sam'l Sweasy, Justice of Roxbury, 

& Susanna Huntington, wido. 
Isaac Daton & Ann Herimon, of 

Hanover. 
Zeb. Harison, of Augusta Co.. Va., 

& Margaret Primrose. 
David Gauden & Hopefull Wood. 
John Glover. Southold, Long Is., 

& Martha Lyon. 
David Cranford, of Elizabeth 

Town, & Prep— (?) Primrose. 
John Johnson & Jane Doty, of 

Succasunny. 
Benj. Lyon & Mary Lum, of Lyons 

Farm. 

Jonathan Cory, of Hanover, & 
Rachel Merrit, of " 

" 27. Caleb Leonard, of Roxiticus & 
Jemima Minthorn. 
Mrch. 20. John Fford & Penelope Gennings. 
29. Henry Primrose & Rebecca Stites. 
May 2d. Gershom Hough, of Roxbury, & 
Hannah Walker, wido., of Han- 
over. 
May 14. Henry Gardiner & Rachel Coe. 
" 18. William Tuttle & Abigail Hulbard. 
" 25. William ;vliller & Catherout {}) 
Mace. (.?) 
26. Nathaniel Stihveli & Mary Cole. 
Sept. 7. Richard Easton & Sarah Lyon, of 

Lyon Farms. 
Oct. 16. Sam'l Arnold & Phebe Fford. -— • 

' (Contin'ued on paye H.) 



1747- 




Jan. 


16 


Feb. 


19 


Apr. 


20 


July 


5- 


July 


23- 


" 


27. 


Sept. 


14- 


Sept. 


17- 


Oct. 


21. 


Nov. 


18. 


1748. 


Jan. 


14. 



THE RECORD. 



WHO CAN TELL? 

1. The exact date of the settlement of 
Rev. Samuel Fisher ? 

2. Who can fill any of the blanks in the 
list of Elders? 

3. In contemporary papers the following 
entries appear; Eider Caleb Munson died at 
New Vernon, Feb. 23, 1815. aged 80. 

Caleb Munson died at Green Village, 
April 8, 1822, aged 84. 1 

Which, if either, was the Elder upon our | 
list .- ' 

4. The name of Abner Beach occurs upon 
the roil of church in Farsippany, in 1773. 1 
Was he our Elder Abner Beach.' 

5. The "Bill of Mortality" begins its 
record of burials July 3rd, 1768. During [ 
the remaining part of that year there were 
21 burials; in 1769,27 burials: in 1770,30 
burials, &c. We have recovered 55 names 
of persons buried in the old cemetery pre- 
vious to July 3rd, 1768. This as we see from 
the above figures is but a small part of those 
who before this date must have been in- 
terred there. As this wjs the only cemeterj' 
in the vicinity, all interments must have 
been in it. We begin next month the Re- 
cord of Burials. That this record may be 
made as complete as possible, we request our 
feaders kindly to search in their old Bibles, 
amily records, &c , for deaths previous to 
July 3rd, 1768. and send them (with date of 
death, age or date of birth, &c..) as soon as 
possible to The Record. 

6. Two very important books are missing 
from our safe : 

ist. The first volume of Records, kept by 
the Parish Clerk, previous to the year 1831. 

2nd. The Trustee's Record from 1831 to 
1838. 

Who can find these important books and 
return them to the safe.' 



New York City, Aug. 14 1879. [ 
Rfv. and Dear Sir : 

Early in the present century. .Mrs. Phebe 
Scribner. with her daughters Esther, Eliza- 1 
beth. and Anna Scribner, established and i 
successfully conducted a young ladies board- ' 
ing school at Morristown. and it is to be I 
presumed they were members of the church j 
over which you are now settled. Mrs.' 
Scribner was the widow of Captain Na- 
thar-ieJ Scribner, an officer in the American , 



Revolution. They were my maternal great- 
grand-parents. Whilst the family were at 
Morristown, my great-uncles (sons of Mrs. 
Scribner,) went West as pioneers, and 
bought and laid out, what is now New 
Albany, Ind. 

After the sons had sufficiently subdued 
tlie forest, they persuaded their mother and 
sisters to relinquish the school at Morris- 
town, and add their capital to the develop- 
ment of the new enterprise at the West, 
and in 1814, I think, the family emigrated 
West. 

There they established society on the same 
basis as at the East, and the First Presby- 
terian Church at New Albany was organized 
in the first house (not a log-cabin) ever 
built there, for the home of Mrs. Scribner, 
and with but four members — Mrs. Scribner, 
her daughter Esther Scribner, and her sons, 
Joel and James Scribner, Consequently 
the pioneer history of New Albany and the 
church, is the history of my mother's 
ancestors.- I am very desirous of getting all 
the additional information I can to enrich 
our family history, and of procuring any 
papers, autographs, or anything that will 
enable me eventually to put the earlv family 
history of the Scribners in suitable form for 
preservation and perpetuation. It has oc- 
curred to me that there might be some aged 
persons in vour church, or in Morristown, 
who would remember something concerning 
them. The building is still standing in 
which the school was conducted, and the 
records of your church and town ought to 
furnish valuable dates. 

I am most desirous of obtaining the auto- 
graph of my great-aunt, Esther Scribner, 
and I hope to learn of an old paper, letter, 
or my best chance, perhaps, would be to find 
in the possession of some old lady who went 
to school to them, an old book with her 
name, Esther Scribner, written on the fly- 
leaf. Will you not have the kindness to 
make such enquiries for me as your resi- 
dence and acquaintance at Morristown 
would give you an especial advantage in 
doing. My address is at the Nnu York 
Observer office. 37 Park Row. 
I remain, dear sir. 
Yours very truly, 

MOREY H. BARTOW. 
Rev. Rufus S. Green, Morristown, N. J. 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J, 

"This shall be Writtkm for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 ; iS. 



VOL. I. 



FEBRUARY. 1880. 



NO. 2, 



POSPECTUS. 

The Record will be printed and published 
monthly at Morristown. N. J. Terms, 50 
cents per annum in advance ; 75 cents after 
June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the book 
stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, or 
through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 



{F7-inted with the Approval of Session. ) 

CHURCH DIRECTORY. 



As it is not expected that the subscrip- 
tion price of this periodical will be suf- 
ficient to meet the necessary expenses of 
publication, The Record is commended to 
the generosity of all interested in the early 
history of the town. Should more money 
be received than is needed for actual ex- 
penses it will be placed to the credit of the 
Benevolent Fund of the Session. The 
Record desires to secure anything pertain- 
ing to the history of the town and county 
of Morris and its early settlers— old papers, 
pamphlets, sermons and lectures, books, 
family histories and genealogies, printed or 
in MS., or copied {carefully) from old Bibles 
and records, &c., &c.; also, all marriages 
during the pastorate of Dr. McDowell, from 
1814 to 1825, and marriages of members of 
the congregation by ministers not pastors 
of this church. Items with reference to any 
named in the various lists will be thank- 
fully received and preserved for future use. 
We especially desire our readers to aid us in 
supplying all omissions and correcting all 
mistakes on our rolls. 



:0:- 



/•^j/^r.— RUFUS S. GREEN. 



ruling elders. 

Enoch T. Caskey, Wm. W. Stone, 
Joel Davis, Lebbeus B. Ward, 

H. M. Dalrymple, Jos. H. Van Doren. 
Theodore Little, Clerk. 

DEACONS. 

Victor Fleury, Henry M. Olmsted, 

trustees. 
A. B. Hull, President. 



H. C. Pitney, 
Edward Piekson, 

Wm. E. Church, 
Wayl'd Spaulding, 

Thos. C. Bushnell, 
J. H. VanDoren, 



Coniinittee cm Build- 
ings and Grounds. 

Committee on Seats, 
Music, etc. 

Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



J. H. Van Doren, Clerk. 

The President is ex officio member of each 
Committee. 



A. B. Hull, Treasurer of Parish. 
Jas. R. Voorhees, Clerk of Parish. 
Francis L. Whitehead, Sexton. 



THE RECORD. 



WHO CAN TELL? 
In the list of the members of the church, 
the names are copied as found upon the old 
record. The date of death is added, when 
it could be ascertained, by the Record. We 
would be glad if our friends would aid in 
filling out all oT these blanks. Some of the 
old members moved away. Where did they 
go? and when.' Who can give the date of 
death of any not given in The Record.' 

Among other fruitful sources of trouble 
in perfecting our roll of members is the 
tact that many women have been dismissed 
who united with the church before marriage, 
and whose maiden name therefore is the 
(jnly one upon the roll. 

Who can tell the maiden name 
Of Mrs. Emma Beach, dismissed to ist Ch. 

Orange, Sept. 5, 1856 .' 
Of Mrs. Boune, dis. June 5, 1857 to Ref. D. 

Ch. Newark ? 
OfM;.ria, w. of Chas. Burnet, dis. June 8, 

1841, to So. St. Ch.? 
Of Mrs. Chas. Burnet, dis. May 3, 1816 to 

N. Y. city ? 
Of Widow Harriet H. Coburn, dis. June 8, 

1811, toSo. St. Ch.? 
Of Sarah A., wf. of Wm. L. Crowell, dis. 

same time and place ? 
Of Roda, wf. of Wm. S. Cook, dis. Apr. 20, 

1829. to Hanover ? 
Of Phebe Ann, wf. of Dr. Silas L. Condit, 

dis. Dec. 13, 1846, to ist Ch. N. Y. ? 
()f Mrs. Caleb Campbell, dis. May 16, 1819, 

to ist Ch. Newark ? 
Of Mrs. Edwin Ford, dis. Sept. 6, 1843, to 

So. St. Ch. ? 
Of Mrs. Catharine A. Fewsmith, dis. Oct. 

10, 1853, to Camden ? 
Of Mrs. Chas. Foster, dis. Feb. 27, 1857? 
Of Joanna, wf. of Ashbei U. Guerin, dis. 

Nov. 9, 183 r, to New Foundland ? 
Of Maria C, wf., of Rob't Godden. dis. Sept. 

9, 1836, to Indiana ? 
Of Widow Gaston, dis. June 12, 181 1, to 

Elizabeth Town ? 
Of Mary, wf. of George Haun, or Hann, dis. 

Feb. 13, 1829, to Chatham ? 
Of Hannah, wf. of Elias Howel, dis. Nov. i, 

181 r, to Bapt. Ch.? 
Of Mrs. Jabez T. Johnson, dis. May 27, 1841 ? 
Of Mrs. Caroline P. James, dis. Sept. 5. 1856, 

to Mt. Olive. 



WANTED. 

The Bill of Mortality. 
The Bible printed by Jacob Mann. 
The Catechisms printed by P. A. Johnson. 
The pictures of former pastors and of t!ie 
old Session House. 



In the (about) 3300 members which the 

First Church has had since its origin the 
name of 

Pierson occurs 100 times. 

Johnson " 94 " 

Prudden " 63 

Condict " 58 

Lindsly " 58 

Freeman " 50 

Stiles " 35 

Byram " ^^ 

Smith " 30 " 

Burnett " 30 

Whitehead " 29 

Beers, " 24 " 

Day " 23 

Conklin " 22 

Canfield " 22 " 

Cutler '■ 22 

Young " 21 " 



The Record must not be held responsi- 
ble for the orthography of the old docu- 
ments which it may reproduce. A number 
of mistakes occur in the Charter given last 
month and still more in the Trustees' record 
in this issue— which are, however, the exact 
reproductions of the originals. In this con- 
nection it should also be said that the names 
in our various lists are printed as found upon 
the old records. 



In the Jan. Record the " N, B," of Dr. 
Johnes at the head of the list of marriages 
needs explanation. The residence of those 
only who' lived out of town is registered. 
Where no residence is given, the persons 
thus unregistered were Morristown people. 



•' Clark of Trustees," Samuel Roberts, it 
will be observed, is not accurate in the date 
he assigns to the granting of the charter. 
A reference to that docunient shows that it 
was granted the eighth, and not the eigh- 
teenth, of Sept. 1756, in the thirtieth instead 
of the twenty-ninth year of the reign of 
King George the Second. 



THE RECORD. 



ir 



Extract from a Historical Sketch of the Pres- 
byterian Church of Hanover, by Rev. J. 
A. Furguson, Pastor. 

In the year 1718, a*successful effort was 
made to erect a building for divine worship, 
on the site of the present cemetery in Whip- 
pany. This land was donated to the village. 
The ancient deed reads as follows : " I, John 
Richards, of Whippanong, in the county of 
Hunterdon, Schoolmaster, for and in con- 
sideration of the love and aflfection that I 
have for my Christian friends and neigh- 
bors in Whippationg, and for a desire to 
promote the public interest, and especially 
tor those who shall covenant and agree to 
erect a suitable meeting house for the pub- 
lic worship of God, give 3 1-2 acres of land 
situate and being in the township of Whip- 
panong, on that part called Fercipponong, 
on the Northwestward side of VVhippanong 
river; onl}^ for public use, improvement and 
benefit, for a meeting-house, school-house, 
burying yard and training field, and such 
like uses and no other." This was probably 
the starting point of the church. This old 
deed is dated Sept. 2d, 1718 ; and, if the 
actual organization of the church did not 
take place before the death of Mr. Richards 
in December, it could not have been de- 
layed long after. The church building was 
small and stood on the northwest corner of 
the lot. 

The first pastor was the Rev. Nathaniel 
Hubbel from Massachusetts, and a graduate 
of Yale College. The probable date of his 
dismissal was about 1730 ; and the reason, 
mentioned by Mr. Green in his brief sketch, 
was, "some uneasiness between him and 
the people." It was during Mr. Hubbel's 
pastorate that the village of Whippany re- 
ceived the name of Hanover, although it 
continued to be " most commonly known by 
the Indian name Whippanong." 

In perhaps 1730, the Rev. John Nutman, 
grandson of the Rev. John Prudden, pastor 
of the church at Newark, was " ordained 
pastor of the church in Hanover." He also 
was a graduate of Yale College, and a man 
of fine scholarship. His congregation ex- 
tended over a wide range of country, em- 
bracing "the territory now covered by 
Hanover, Whippany, Chatham, Madison, 
Parsippany, Morristown," and even reach- 



ing beyond the limits of these congregations. 
Not long after his settlement, as the meeting 
house was old and dilapidated, a sharp con- 
tention arose among the people of the dif- 
ferent sections concerning the location of 
the new building, should one be erected. 
The people coming from Madison were very 
desirous of having it located nearer them, 
while those from Morristown were deter- 
mined that, if the site were changed, it, 
should be in their favor. Strange as it may 
seem, it was at length determined to decide 
the matter by " casting the lot," all parties 
agreeing to abide by such decision. We are 
told that, " with much solemnity, the appeal 
was thus made to God to determine in this 
way the question in dispute." When the 
lot was taken, it was against the Morristown 
section, and in favor of continuing on the 
old site. This should have settled the diffi- 
culty; but this faction, notwithstanding their 
previous agreement to abide by the decision 
of the lot, withdrew and, afterwards, formed 
the first Presbyterian church of Morristown. 
This secession left the congregation so 
diminished that it could not raise the salary 
of the pastor; and Mr. Nutman felt called 
upon to represent the difficulty to the Synod 
and to ask its aid in seeking an adjustment 
between the church and the Morristown 
faction. " The Synod referred the matter to 
the Presbytery of East New Jersey to tra- 
vail with the people of West Hanover (now 
Morristown), and East Hanover, in order to 
j prevail with them to agree upon conditions 
of re-union, at least for a while, until they 
I be better able to subsist apart. In case the 
I effort failed, then the Presbytery was di- 
I rected to grant Mr. Nutman a dismission 
from the congregation." This, however, 
was not the end of the matter. The same 
! case came up again the following year in 
Synod ; and, at no less than " six separate 
sessions, that body considered it." .-vil this 
long consideration did not result in the re- 
conciliation of the Morristown people. They 
refused to return to the old church ; and, in 
1735, they asked the installation of John 
Cleverly, a graduate of Harvard, as their 
pastor. This aroused an intense opposition 
on the part of the Hanover church. They 
determined, if possible, to prevent the in- 
stallation of Mr. Cleverly; and the reason 
they urged against it was, that the Morris- 
town people were not able " to support the 
institutions of religion." Mr. Cleverly was 
not ordained, but continued to preach for 
three years or more. The difficulty was 
finally settled in July, 1738. 



THE RECORD. 



MEMBERS 

:o:o 

The Nt4inber and Na7nes of the Persons that 
were in full comjmmwn when the ch. was 
first collected and fou7ided, toi^ether with 
the munber of those that came since from 
other churches with their Removal." 

Timothy Jones. 



John Lindley. died March. 9, 1750, aetas 56." 
EHzabeth Lindley, his wife, buried Apr. 21, 

1772, act. 91, I. 
John Lindley, Jun. d. Sept. xo, 17S4, aet. 56. 
Sarah Lindley. his \vf. 
Jacob Fford, d. Jan. 19, 1777, born Apr. 13, 

1704. 
Hannah Fford, his wf., b. July 31, 1777, aet. 

76. 
Joseph Prudden, b. Sept. 27, 1776, aet. 84 
Joanna Prudden, his wf. 
Caleb Fairchild, b. May 3, 1777, aet. 84. 
Ann Fairchild, his wf., b. Apr. 8, 1777, aet. 

86. 
Joseph Coe. 
Judith Coe, his wf. 
Joseph Coe, Jun. 
Esther Coe, his wf. 

Solomon Munson, b. Feb. 8, 1803, aet. 78. 
Tainar Munson, his wf., b. Jan. 28, 1779, aet. 

79- 
Benjamin Pierspn, d. Aug. 2, 1783, aet. 81, 

9, 20. 
Patience Pierson, his wf., d. Jan. 7, 1785, aet. 

77- 
Stephen Freman, b. Aug. 2, 1771, aet. 84. 
Hannah Freman, his wf., b. July 22, 1779, 

aet. 85. 
■Matthew Lum. b. May 21, 1777, aet. 70. 
Susanna Lum, his wife., d. May 23, 1758, aet. 

63. 
Peter Cundit, b. July 11, 1768, aet. 69. 
Phebe Cundit, his wf., b. July 26, 1768, 

aet. 65. 
Philip Cundit, d. Dec. 23, 1801, aet. 92, 8. 
Mary Cundit. his wf., b. Sept. 30, 1784, aet. 

72. 
Joseph Howard. 
Mary Howard, his wf., b. Jan. 30, 1782, aet^ 

79- 
Sarah, wf. of Samuel Ford. 
Benjamin Bailey, b. Mrch. 20, 1783, aet. 83. 
Letitia Bailey, his wf., b. Aug. li, 1781, aet 

78. 
Samuel Nutman. 



Abigail Nutman, his wf. 

James Cole. 

Phebe Cole, his wf. 

Benjamin Coe. 

Rachel Coe. his wf , b. Dec. 20. 1776, aet. 58. 

Thomas Kent. 

Ebenezer Mahurin. 

wf. of Eben. Mahurin. 
Uriah Cutler, b. Feb. 5, 1795, aet. 86. 
Timo. Mills, d. Mrch. 4, 1803, aet. 85. 
Job Allen, of Rockaway. 
John Glaik. 
Abigail Clark, his wife. 
Benjamin Beach, of Rockaway. Suspended 

May 26, 1756. 
Abner Beach, of Rockaway. Sus. May 8, 1752. 
Jonah Arstin. 

Arstin. his wf. 
Zeruiah, wf. of Isaiah Wines, " now of Capt. 

Samuel Day," b. Dec. 21, 1776, aet. 56. 
Sarah, wf. of Isaac Price. 
Martha, wf. of Cornelius Arstin. 
Susanna, wf. of Caleb Tichenor. 
Sarah, wf. of James Frost. 
Mary, wf. of Isaac Clark. 
Elizabeth, wf. of David More. 
Ann, wf. of Alexander Robards. 
Ann Allen, wido. 

Sarah, wf. of Abraham Hathaway. 
Bethiah, wf. of Thomas Wood, b. Nov. 7. 

1773, aet. 74. 
Experience, wf. of Benj. Conger, b. Sept. 30. 

1784, aet. 73. 

Charity, wf. of Benj. Shipman. 
Phebe. wf. of Shadrach Hathaway. 

wf. of John Johnson. 
Catharine, wf. of Peter Stagg. 

wf. of Eliacam Suerd. 
Mary Burt. 
Comfort, wf. of Joseph Stiles, d. June 17, 

1785, aet. 76. 

Joanna, wf. of Peter Prudden. 

Sam'l Sweasy. 

Susanna Sweasy his wf., b. Nov. S- 1776, aet. 

80. 
Joseph Fowler's wf. Hannah. 
Hannah, wf. of Jeremiah Johnson. 
Martha, wf. of John Fford. -"^ 
Abigail, wf. of Jonathan Conklin, 

now of Sam'l Bayles. 
Charles Howell, d. June 16, 1759, aet. 38. 
Deborah, wf. of Charles Howell, d. Dec. 19. 

1765, aet. 43. 

(Conlimied on page 20 ) 



THE RECORD. 



(Continued from page 6.) 

BAPTISMS. 

July 6. Joseph Tichenor. ch. Joshua. 

" Wm. Bates, of Hanover, ch. Eph- 
raini. 
13. John Kitchel, of Hanover, ch 
Mary. 
Aug.14. f Abner Beach, ch. Isaac. 

At I Adam Black man, twins James & 
Rock- • Adam. 

away. [Ebenezer Holiberd, ch. Mar}'. 
Oct. 25. John Barrel, ch. Jehoiden. 
" Thomas Gilbard, ch. John. 
" Catharine, wf. of Peter Stagg, ch. 
John. 
Sept. I. .Mary. wf. of Hur Orsborn, ch. 
Phebe. 

8. Dan'l Lum, of Hanover, ch. Squire. 
16. Zachariah Blackman, adult. 

'■ Stephen Freman, ch. Hezekiah. 
" Ann, wf. of David Ogden, House- 
hold, John, David, Abigail, 
Mary. 
^ " 22. Benj. Bailey & wf., ch. Mary. 

25. Zachariah Blackman, Household, 
Hannah & Patience. 
Oct. 13. Matthias Burnet & wf., child Mat- 
thias. 
" John Clark & wf., ch. Phebe. 
" ■' Susanna, wf. of Caleb Tichenor, 
ch. Mary. 
Nov. 10. Thomas Bridge, Household, David, 

Elizabeth, John. Rafe. (?) 
Dec. 8. Bathiah. wf. of Wat. Wheler, ch. 
Abiel. 
" " John Stiles, ch. Phebe. 

25. Abraham Johnson, of Rockaway, 

ch. . 

29. Benj. Coe, ch. Patience. 
•' Sam'l Day.ch. David. 
1746. 
]an. 26. John Perl^hurst, ch. Hanna. 
Feb. 2. Uriah Cutler, ch. Hanna. 
Mar. 3. Mary, wf. of Isaac Clark, ch. Reu- 
ben. 
3. Abigail, wf. of John Johnson. Jr., 
ch. Joseph. 

9. Alexander Jonson, wf. accompt., 

ch. Phebe. 
23. Isaiah Wines «Sl wf. ch Abigail. 
Apr. 2. Joseph Winget, adult, and his ch. 
Benjamin. 



Apr. 



" 


20. 


May 


II. 


" 


II. 


" 


18. 


Julv 


6. 


" 


6. 


" 


6. 



•' 27. 

Aug. 10. 
'• 17. 



Timo. Mils, ch. John. 

Sarah, wf. of Matthew Fairchild, 
ch. Ann. 

Samuel Bailey, ch. Zephaniah. — 

Philip Cuncit & wf., ch. Rebecca. 

Zophar Gildersleve, ch. Rachel. 

Joseph Howard & wf., ch. Mat- 
thias. 

Gilbard Heady, ch. Abigail. 

Peter Norris, ch. Peter. 

Sarah Woods, wf. of Richard, ch. 
Abijah. 

I with my wife, stood ingaged for 
negro child, name John ; born 
April, 1743. 

Joseph Coe & wf., stood ingaged 
for negro ch. Margaret. 

Elizabeth, wf, of David Moor, ch. 



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17- 


" 


17- 


" 


W- 


" 


17- 


Sept. 


U- 


Oct. 


6. 



12. 

Nov. 17. 

" 17. 

" 30- 



1747- 


Jan. 


II. 


Jan. 


1 1. 


Feb. 


'5- 


Apr. 


10. 


'■ 


19- 


" 


26. 


" 


26. 


" 


26. 


June 


7- 


'■ 


28. 


July 


12. 



Job Allen, of Rockaway, ch. De- 
borah. 

Benjamin Conger & wf., ch. Lydia. 

Thomas Bridge, ch. Thomas. 

Peter Dickenson & wf., ch. Mary. 

Tabitha, wf. of Daniel Frost, ch 
Jedidiah. 

Seth Hall, ch. Jacob. 

Benjamin Hathaway & wf., ch. 
Abigail & her (.'') 2 children 
Theophilus & Betty. 

Benjamin Freman, ch. Rachel. 

Benjamin Pierson & wf.,ch Aaron. 

Thomas Cole, child'n Enos & 
Joanna. 

Stephen Mahurin & wf,, ch. Bath- 
shua. 



William Frost & wf., ch. Ebene- 
zer, 

Daniel Freman, ch. Charity. 

Joseoh Mure & wf., ch. Azubah. 

Joseph Prudden & wf. stood in- 
gaged for negro ch. Titus. * 

Daniel Lindley, ch. Elizabeth. 

Joseph Wood & wf.. ch. Phebe. 

Abner Beach, of Rockaway, ch. 
Ann. 

William Losey, ch. Cornelus. 

Benjamin Coe & wf., ch. Usual. 

Daniel Wick, ch. Ann. 

Jonah Arstin & wf., ch. Jesse. 

(Continued on page 21.} 



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THE RECORD. 



Nov. 


7 


*' 


14. 


Dec. 


22. 


1749- 


Feb. 


7- 


Mrch. 


6. 


Feb. 


23- 


May 


8. 



June I. 

20. 

July 12. 

Ang. 16. 

" 20. 

Sept. 6. 

II. 
12. 

Nov. 2. 
9. 

1750. 
Jan. 31. 
March. I. 



Apr. 10. 
June 21. 

Aug. 

Oct. 16. 

" 18. 

Nov. 28. 



(Continued from page 7.) 

MARRIAGES. 

, Thomas Hermon & Mary Ludlum. 
Daniel Potter, of Turkey, and 

Mary Losy, " " 

John Gobil, of ye town & Elizabeth 
Burrel, of Newark. 

Edward Riggs, of Roxitcus, & Jane 
Buckley, of New England. 

Ebenezer Perry & one Stagg, of 
Rockaway. 

Simeon Gobil & Abigail Conger. 

Simon Ely, of ye Borough of Eliz- 
abeth, and Abigail Halsey, of 
Southampton. 

Shadrach Howard & Sarah Con- 
duit. 

Joseph Tompkins & Eleanor 
Homes. 

Sam'l Peck, of Basking Ridge, & 
Jane White-ker-neack. 

John Lose, Jr , & Hannah Hol- 
bord. 

John Keney, of Hanover, & Sarah 
Fford, of ye town. 

David Osborn & Anna Hains, of 
Elizabethtown. 

Isaac Wessels & Mary Jones. 

Elijah Jones, of Basking Ridge, & 
Jane Doty, 

Job Lorain & Sarah Stanborough, 

David Clark, of Mendham, & 
Sarah Pratt, " " 

John Hermon & Sarah Price. 
Moses Crape, of Hanover, & 

Susanna Brant. 
Benj. Leonard, of Mendham, & 

Martha Hains, of ye town. 
Junia Lindsly & Chairty Hains, of 

Mendham. 
Josiah Hand, of Hanover, & Ann 

Burnet, " " 

Nathaniel Morris, of Basking 

Ridge, c^' Rebecca Baile3^ of ye 

town. 
Ebenezer I^'airchild (S: Salome 

Gobil. 
Solomon Munson & Mary Pierson. 
James Lose & Mary Selee. 
Aaron Allen, S. Hanover, & Abi- 
gail Bonel, of Turkey. 



Nov. 28. Nathaniel Bonel, of Turkey, & 
Elizabeth Allen, of S Hanover. 
Dec. 5. Zophar Freman & Phebe Wood. 

1751. 
Jan. 15. Jacob Allen, of S. Hanover, & 
George Day wido., at River. 
20. John Fford & Martha Raighnor, of 
S. Hampton. 
Feb. 17. Josiah Stanborow, of Mendham, & 
Sarah Wood. 
Daniel Gobil & Rhoda Doud (?) 
May I. Sam'l Munson & Sarah Prudden, 
wido. 
2. John Lindly & Joanna Hudson. 

July 3. Benj. Day & Abi- ] 

11 r-» ^\;^^ I All belong- 
gall Darling. ° 

^ , _ „ |- ing to S. Han- 

David Sampson & ! c- • ^ 

, ^ over Society. 

Deborah Day. J ^ 

Aug. 6. John Allen & Tabitha Lyon, wido., 

of Mendham. 
Oct. 6. Sam'l Howard & Ann Clark, Rock- 
away. 
9. Abram Scisco & Ungonechc Kent, 

Rockaway. 
24. Essacar Huntington & Phebe 
Burrel, of Newark. 
Nov. 3. Samuel Tuthel, Doc. & Sarah 
Kenny. 
28. James Pitney & Desire Tomp- 

son. both of Mendham. 
28. Benjamin Pitney & Abigail 
Thompson, wido, both of Mend- 
ham. 
These four " stood up together." 
28. Ephraim Burwell & Mary Her- 
mon. 
28. John Whitehead & Mary Rose, 
of Mendham. 
These four " stood up together." 
Dec. 23. Jacob Smith, of Mendham, & 
Ruth Whitehead. 
27. Jacob Low & Diadema. 

1752. 



3. Nehemiah Holloway & Lea Jones. 
19. Stephen Wiggins & Sarah White, 

widow. 
30. Jonah Allen & Sarah Muir. 

9. Thomas Demoss & Abia Beach. 
28. Nathaniel Haden & Zervia Sal- 
tan, both of Baskingridge. 
Aug. 31. Edward Luis& Elenor Rooker (.') 
both of Baskingridge. 
(Contimied un page 22.) 



Jan. 



Feb. 
Aug. 



THE RECORD. 



15 



BURIALS IN THE FIRST CHURCH YARD. 

The following is a list of the names, so far as 
we have been able to recover them, of those 
buried in the First Church Cemetery, 
previous to July yd, 1768, the date of the 
first entry in the " Bill of Mortality :" 

DIED. 

Jan. 2, 1731, Martha, wife of Abraham Par- 
son, aet. about 23. 



June 18, 1759. Charles Howell, aet. 38. 
Nov. 23, 1760, Samuel, s. of Sam'l & Phebe 
Ford Arnold; born July 
• 8. 1757. 
Apr. 22, 1761, Elizabeth, w. of Capt. Samuel 

Day, aet. 46. 
1762. 

Feb. 12, Abigail, w. of Gilburd Ludlam, 

aat, 24. 

" Sarah, da. of Joseph & Hannah 

Wood, aet. 14. 



Mrch 6, 1740, Wm. Haliuck, aet. 19 y, 6 mos. j Mrch. 2, Samuel Loree. aet. 33. 

22, Isaac Pain " — . 

24, Benjamin Shipman, aet. 69. 
Apr. 9, William Brown, " 41. 

21, Benjamin Hathway, Esq., aet. 63. 
July '16, Phebe, w. of Silas Condict, " 18, 

1 1, 22. 
Aug. 14, Sarah, w. of Nathan'l Condict. aet. 
22, 7, 14. 
aet. ~ . , Sept. 10, Wm., s. of Wm. & Jane Brown, aet. 

Jan. 16, 1749, Sarah, w. of Richard Woods, j 15, 9, 15. 

1763- 



Oct. 17, 1742, Abigail, w. of— Goble, aet. 62 
Apr. 24, 1746, Samuel Potter, Jr., aet. 47, 

o, 14. 
Iunei2, '• George, aec.4, 3. / CbiKlreuofJo- 

" 13, " Silas, aet. 16, 7. ' lort Stiks. 
Sept, 19, 1748. Elizabeth, w. of Rev. Timothy 
Johnes, aet. 31. 
>Oct. iS, '• Penelope, w. of John Ford, 



aet. 22, 3. 

Jan. 3, 1750, Sarah, w. of John Lindsley, 
Esq., aet. 52. 
" 6, " Sarah, w. of Matthew Fair- 
child, aet. 32, 10. 

March 9, " John Lindsley, Esq., aet. 56. 

March, 175 1, Mary, w. of Benj. Hathaway, 
aet. 24, 7, 8. 

Sept. 18, " Ephraim Nuttman, aet. 30. 

Junei3. 1752. Charity, w. of Junia Lindsley, Mrch. i, Abigail, da. of Henry & Rebeca 
aet. 21, 6, 29. Primrose, aet. 8. 

^ Aug. II, " Samuel Ford, aet. 42, 10. June 9, Jacob Allen, '• 26 



Feb. 10, Ruth, w. of Peter Dickerson, aet. 

34. 4. 20. 
Mrch. 31, Silas Day, aet. 24, 3, 14. 
Aug. 18, Hannah, da. of Mattaniah & Mary 

Lyon, aet. 5m. 
1764. 
Feb. 2, Prudence, w. of Joseph King, 

aet. 25. 



1754, Stephen Arnold, Letter of 
Administration granted 
to Rachael, his wife, Feb. 
16, 1754. 

June 3, 1755, Hannah, da. of Samuel and 
Phebe Ford Arnold; born 
July 22, 1754. 

Nov. 14, 1756, John Primrose, aet. 88, 6. 

Dec. 14, " John, s. of Sam'l & Phebe F. 
Arnold ; born Nov. 19, 
1752. 

Apr. 13, 1757, Dabriat, w. of Zechariah Fair- 
child, aet. 50. 

Aug. 30, " Phebe, w. of Timothy Peck, 
aet. 53. o, 14. 

Sept. 14, " Shadrach, s. of Philip Hath- 
eway, aet. 2. 

Oct. 3, " Isaiah Winds, aet. — . 

May 23, 1758, Susanna, w. of Dea. Matthew 
Lum, aet. 63. 

Nov. 1 5, " Jonathan Stiles, aet. 80. 



Oct. 3, Samuel Arnold, aet. 37, ir, 2. 

1765. 
Oct. 25, Anna, w. of Jonas Phillips, aet. 19. 
Dec. 19, Deborah, wid. of Chas. Howell, 
aet. 43. 
1766. 

Mrch. 13, Martha, w. of Warman, aet 

77' 10. 
Dec. 10, Afa, s. of Isaac & Rhoda Pierson, 

aet. 2, 2, 13. 
1767. 
Feb. 14, John Ford, Esq., eld. s. of Jacob, 

'*" ^ born, Apr. 5, 1728. 

Mrch. 13, Sarah, w. of Joseph Young, aet. 37. 
Apr. I, Zophar Halsey, aet. 31. 
Dec. 17, Augustine More, Esq., aet. 44. 

1768. 
Mrch. 12, Elizabeth Reeve, aet. 46. 
April 5, Samuel Stevens, s. of Rev. Timothy 
Johnes, aet. 24. 
(Continued on page 23.) 



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THE RECORD. 



TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

A Record of the Transactions of the Trus- 
tees in and for the Presbyterian Chh & Con- 
gregation at morristown, in Vertue of a 
Charter granted to the said Chh. & Congre- 
gation by his Excellency Jonathan Belcher, 
Esqr., Captain General and Governor in 
Cheif in and over his majesties Province of 
Nova Cesarea or New jersey and territories 
thereon Depending in America Chancellor 
and Vice admiral in the same, &c , which ; 
Charter was granted the eighteenth of Sep- 
tember, in the twenty ninth year of his 
majesties Reign 1756, the Expence of which 
Charter being about seven Pound Proc. 
was Raised by Publick Contribution Ex- 
cepting the writing of Sd Charter, which 
was Generously done by Ezekiel Cheever, 
member of Sd Society 

The Incorperated Trustees, Viz,: messiurs. 
Benjamin Hatheway, President; Benjamin 
Bayles, Thomas Kent, Benjamin Coe, Charls 
Howell, Sam'l Robarts & henry Primrose, 
on the Receiving the Charter at the minis- 
ters hous from the hands of Mr. Johnes, who 
had Been Desiered and was Principally 
Concerned in obtaining the Sd Charter, the 
Trustees by a Vote did then and there ap- 
point Saml Robarts the Corporation Clark 

The President according to Charter ap- 
pointed a meeting of the trustees at his own 
hous January 18, 1758,31! the members being 
Present it was agreed that as the President 
had heretofore given a Deed for the Par- 
sonage to mess, mathew Lum, thomas 
Cleverly & Timothy mills that it might now 
fall under the Priviledges of the Charter, and 
it was agreed that Sd Parsonage Land by a 
Quit Claim be Conveyed to the President 
that Sd Lands by the President might be 
Directly Conveyed to the trustees it was 
also agreed to take a Quit Claim Deed for 
the meeting hous Land which is now in the 
hands of Joseph Prudden & the Heirs of 
John Lindsley Deseased Both of the town 
of morris 

apriel 2 1759 the trustes met at ye Presi- 
dents hous acording to the appointment 
All Present Except Benj Bayles at which 
time the President Received his Quit Claim 
of Said mathew Lum timothy mills and 
Thomas Cleaverly^ and acordingly Gave a 
warrantee Deed to the trustees 

apriel the 9 1759 the Clark by appoint- 



ment of the Trustees Received a Quit Claim 
Deed for the meeting hous Land of Joseph 
Prudden 

apriel 16 1759 at a meatmg of the trustees 
by Appointment Benjn Hatheway & Thomas 
Kent being absent Carls Howell was Chosen 
President and Wee Enquired into the over 
Plus money of mr Johnes Rates including- 
the year 1757 when it was found that vf all 
Past Rates only ;^I4 13 o was due to him 
and after his demands was answered nd vthe 
Assessor Colector from Sd Rats the Re- 
mainder Should be Lodged in the trustees 
hands 

Novem 8 1759 the Elders of the Chh 
in morris town met Present messrs Jacob 
Ford Joseph Prudden mathew Lum Joseph 
Coe Daniel Lindsley and Timothy Johnes 
moderator and after Prayers acording to 
the Charter they Proseded to the Choice 
of a Trustee in the Room of our worthy 
Brother Charls Howell Deeeased and acord- 
ingly they Chose Capt Joseph Stiles to 
Succeed him. 

may the i 1761 the Trustees met on the 
Green But Capt Stiles absent and agread to 
Lay out into Lots and Sell Som Part of the 
Pairsonag Land Lying before the meeting 
hous Dore. 

June the 8 1761 the Trustees met eh icn 
Court hous and agreed upon a Price for three 
Lots the first which they then Conveyed to 
Joseph King was Sixteen Pound taen 
Shilling and Seald the Conveyance with the 
Shape of a mans head and the Second or 
midle Lot is Likewise Sixteen Pound taen 
Shilling the third or corner Lot twenty 
Five Pound which two Lots remain yet not 
Sold 

august 26 1761 the trustees met at Doctor 
tuthills and Conveyed the Second Lot to 
Daniel Cooper Sealed with the Shape of a 
mans head. 

apriel the 6 1762 the trustees met at Doct 
hatheways and Conveyed the third Lot to 
Isaac Bobet for twenty-five Pound and 
Sealed it with the Seign of a Sheaf and that 
same Day Agread and Bought that Same 
Seal for the use of the Charter 

October 14 1762 the Eiders met and maid 
Choice of Stephen Conklin for a trustee in 
the Room of our worthy Brother & Prese- 
dent Benjamin hatheway. 

(Continued on page 24.) 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

'■ This shall bi; Wkittrx fok thk ( jekekation rn CnMK.'' — Psalms [02 : 18. 



VOL. I. 



MARCH, 1880. 



NO. 3. 



THE RECORD 

Will be jirinted and published monthly at 
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and county, and their early inhabitants. 



Mr. S. C. Burnet has called our attention 
to an important error on page 3 in the Jan. 
Record. The date for the ordination and 
installation of Rev. Albert Barnes should 
be Feb. 8, 1825 instead of 1824. Our error 
was due, strange as it may seem, to the man- 
ual of the church prepared by Albert Barnes 
himself, where the date is given as found in 
The Record of January. That 1825 is the 
true date appears beyond doubt from the 
Sessional Records. The meetings of Ses- 
sion are in chronological order through 
1824; then in 1825 there are entries under 
dates of Jan. 7, Jan. 2J, Jan. 24, and on Feb. 
8th a record of the ordination and in- 
stallation of Rev. Albert Barnes. This fin- 
ishes the book. Mr. Barnes procured a new 
Session Book, and the first entry in it, in his 
own hand writing, is " Rev. Albert Barnes 
was ordained and installed pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church and Congrega- 
tion in Morris Town, by the Presbytery of 
Elizabeth-Town, Feb'y 8, 1825. The Rev. 
David Magie presided and gave the charge 
to the minister ; the Rev. John McDowell, 
D.D., preached the sermon from 2 Thes. 



(Printed uiifli the approval of Session. 

. j V. 12 & 13: the Rev. Wm. Barton gave the 
charge to the people." 

The minutes of Session continue in chro- 
nological order thereafter. These facts 
place beyond doubt the date as given above. 
Feb. 8th, 1825, as the day of Mr. Barnes" 
ordination and installation. 

The wrong date, copied from Mr. B's own 
manual, has found its way into quite general 
acceptance. 

Mr. Burnet noticed the error because he 
was married by Mr. Barnes in less than a 
month after the latter's ordination and 
hence remembered the year perfectly, espe- 
ciall)' as his was the first marriage at which 
the young minister officiated. The original 
entry is March 2, 1825, married, Samuel 
Crane Burnet to Sarah Elizabeth Mills, both 
of Morris Town, county of Morris. 



The first Presbytery in the United States 
was that of Philadelphia, which was formed 
in 1705 or 1706. The first leaf of the Re- 
cords is lost, which fact leaves it uncertain 
which of the above dates is the correct one. 
The Presbytery consisted at its formation 
of seven ministers, viz : Francis MaKemie, 
John Hampton, George Macnish, Samuel 
Davis, John Wilson, Jedediah Andrews, and 
Nathaniel Taylor. 

THE FIRST SYNOD. 

By the year 17 17, the original Presbytery 
had so increased in numbers, that it was 
deemed expedient to divide it into four 
Presbyteries, viz : Philadelphia, New Castle. 
Snow-Hill and Long Island. 

These four Presbyteries were consequent- 
ly erected into a Synod, dating from 1717, 
and called the Synod of Philadelphia. It is 
from the minutes of this body that the 
extract on page iS is made. The General 
Assembly was not constituted until 1789. 



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THE RECORD. 



EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 
SYNOD OF PHILADELPHIA. 



Sept. 2oth, 1733. 
The affair of Hanover coming under con- 
sideration, and many papers being read to 
give light to the Synod in that affair, it was 
agreed that the committee bring in an over- 
ture on said business at our next sederunt. 
* Sept. 2 1 St, 1733. 

The committee having spent much time 
in reasoning on the affair of Hanover com- 
mitted to them, at length agreed upon an 
overture on it in the following articles, viz : 
First, That the Synod look upon the prac- 
tice of submitting of congregational affairs 
to the decision of a lot, though accompanied 
with sacred solemnity, to be unwarrantable, 
inasmuch as lots ai'e only warrantably used 
to decide matters that can't be otherwise 
determined in a rational way ; particularly 
by applying to higher judicatories. 

Secondly, The Synod do think that in their 
present circumstances of poverty & weak- 
ness, it might be very advisable for the peo- 
ple of West Hanover, at least for some time, 
to join themselves with the congregations of 
East Hanover and Basking Ridge, as may be 
most convenient, until they, as well as the 
said neighbouring congregations, be more 
able to subsist of themselves separately. Yet 
in the meantime, as the case now stands 
with that people, if re-union between East 
and West Hanover be found impracticable, 
according to our above advice, the Synod 
judge that the people of West Hanover be 
left to their liberty to erect themselves into a 
separate congregation. Withal we earnestly 
obtest and beseech, that nothing be done 
in that affair that may have a tendency to 
hurt the interest of religion in those places, 
so far as in them lies. 

The above overture being read was ap- 
proven by a great majority of votes. 

Sept. 24th, 1733- 
Mr. Nutman representing to the Synod, 
the great dificulties he is failed under, as to 
his continuing pastor of the congregation 
of East-Hanover, by reason of the division 
and discord between them and the people 
of West-Hanover ; they, viz : of West-Han- 
over being allowed by this Synod, to erect 
themselves into a separate congregation (in 
caee, as per minutes ot the Synod ) the 



Synod considering the same, do earnestly 
recommend it to the Presbytery of East- 
New-Jersey to travail with the people (jf 
West-Hanover and East-Hanover, in order 
to prevail with thom to agree upon condi- 
tions of re-union, at least for a while, until 
they be better able to subsist apart. But if 
the Presbytery's endeavors to this purpose 
should not have effect, it is this Synod's 
judgment, that a dismission may be granted 
to Mr. Nutman from the people of East- 
Hanover, by the said Presbytery, upon his 
application for the same. 

Sept. J9th. 1734, 10 A. M. 
Ordered that the last year's minutes with 
relation to Mr. Nutman and the people of 
Hanover, be further considered. 

4 P. M. 
The affair of Mr. Nutman and Hanover 
continued. 

Sept. 20th, 1734, 10 A. 



The affair 
sidered. 



M. 
of Mr. Nutman furtiier con- 

3 P. >I. 
The affair of Mr. Nutman continued. 

Sept. 2ist, 1734, 9 A. M. 
The affair of Mr. Nutman — yet continued. 

4 P. M. 
Mr. Nutman's affair still continued. 

Sept. 23rd, 1734, 10 A. M. 

Resolved, That the affair of Mr. Nutman, 
from time to time continued, be first con- 
considered the next sederunt. 

3 P. M. 

The affair of Mr. Nutman and the people 
of Hanover resumed, and after reading our 
last year's minutes, and Mr. Dickinson pro- 
posing a difficulty concerning the obligation 
of the determination by the lot mentioned 
in said minutes, whether the obligation of 
the said determination yet remains binding 
upon said people, the Synod after much dis- 
course and reasoning about that matter, at 
length came to a judgment in the following 
propositions : 

1. That the Synod look upon the obliga- 
tion of a determination of a difference by a 
lot, to be sacred and binding upon the con- 
science, if the matter so determined be law- 
ful and practicable, and consequently to act 
contrary thereunto must be a very great sin. 

2. That as the foundation upon which a 
lot is cast may cease, and the practicable- 
aess of actis3g according to the deterraina- 



THE RECORD. 



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tion thereof may, in time, cease also,(though 
for a time it may continue practicable,) in 
such a case we judge that the obligation 
thereof doth cease also, because it can never 
be designed that such an obligation should 
remain after the design thereof becomes 
either impossible or hath been tully obtained. 

3. Our determination last year relating 
to the people of Hanover did wholly go 
upon this supposition, that the affairs of 
that people and their circun«tances were 
so far altered, upon representations then 
made to us, that we supposed the founda- 
tion of said lot, and of the people's acting 
upon it were ceased, which, whether it be 
certainly so or not, we do not peremptorily 
determine, but leave parties to judge thereof 
as in conscience they can. 

4. That however, as in our minutes last 
S)'nod, we disapprove of the use of lots, 
without necesity, yet we are afraid, upon 
representation, that there hath been much 
sin committed by many, if not all that peo- 
ple, in their profane disregard of said lot in 
Lime past, and therefore excite them to re- 
tlect upon their past practices in reference 
thereunto, in order to their repentance. 

{To be Contijiued.) 



Wabash College, 

CRAWFORD-SVrLLE, IND., 

Feb. 5. 1880. 
Re^'. Rufus S. Green: 

My Dear Sir :— I have received and read 
with great interest the first number of The 
Record. It is worthy of the old historic 
church, of which you are pastor, to preserve 
the history of itself and the community in 
which it has been a light so long. I con- 
gratulate you on your pluck in the under- 
taking, and wish you great success. 

1 have spent so many pleasant hours in 
this examination of what you are now taking 
in hand and have paid out so many dollars 
in the unremunerative but pleasant work, 
that i am glad it has attractions for a 
younger man. 

I find the enclosed scrap which I think 
you will be glad to get. It was handed me 
years ago by H. A. Ford, Esq. 

The Col. Ford spoken of is Col. Ford, Sr., 
the ancestor of many descendants. Hon. 
Gabriel H. Ford was his grand-son, as also 
a grand-son of Rev. Timothy Johnes, D.D., 



the greatly admired and beloved pastor of 
the First Church from J743 to 1794. 
Very truly yours, 

Joseph F. Tuttle. 

Extract from the Diary of the Hon. Gabriel 
H, Ford, dec'd. 

Thursday, 2Fst June, 1849. 

A census wrs taken in the years 1771 and 
1772. in the British Provinces of America 
and deposited after the revolution, as public 
archives, at Washington ; but their room 
becoming much wanted, those of each pro- 
vince were delivered to the members of Con- 
gress from it, to cull what they chose, pre- 
paratory to a burning of the rest ; Gen. 
Mahlon Dickerson then a member from New 
Jersey, selected some from the county of 
Morris, and sent me yesterday a copy ver- 
batim of one entry as follows : " Widow 
Elizabeth Lindsley, mother of Col. Jacob Ford, 
was born in the city of Axford, in old England, 
came into Philadelphia when there was but 
o.ie house in it — and into this Province when 
she was but one year and a half old. Deceased 
April 2 1st, lyy 2, aged gi years and one month ." 
I always understood in the family by tradi- 
tion from her (whose short stature, and 
slender, bent person, I clearly recall, having 
lived in the same house with her, and 
with my parents in m)' grand-father's 
family at her death and before it), that 
her father fled from England when there 
was a universal dread of returning Popery 
and persecution, 3 }^ears before the death 
of Charles the Second, A. D., 1682, and 
two years before the accession of James 
the Second in 1684. That while landing his 
goods at Philadelphia he fell from a plank 
into the Delaware river and was droAvned 
between the ship and the shore, leaving a 
family of young children in the wilderness. 
That she had several children by her first 
husband whose name was Ford, but none 
by her second husband whose name was 
Lindsley ; at whose death she was taken 
into the family of her son. Col. Jacob Ford. 
Sen., and treated with filial tenderness the 
remaining years of her life which were 
many. I am in the 85th year (since January 
last) of my age, being born in 1765, and was 
7 years old at her death. 

[Charles II. died Feb. 6th, 1685 ; James II. 
succeeeded immediately to the throne. — Ed.] 



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THE RECORD. 



y^ 



( Oontiii ued from page 12.) 

MEMBERS. 



Daughter {?) of Chas. Howell. 

Doc. Elijah Jillet. 

fane, wf of Doc. Jillet. 

Elder Morris, of Basking Ridge. 

Mary, his wife, 
i. Abraham Camptields wife (Sarah), buried 
July 22, 1783. 

Phebe, Joshua Ball's wife. 

Elizabeth Kermicle, wido. 

Nathan Ward's wife. 

Jemima, wf. of Dea. Matthew Lum. 

Samuel Baldwin, cjf Mendham. 

Rebecca, Zach. Fairchild's wife. 

Elizabeth, Cap. Clark's wife. 

Wf. of Sam '1 Mills (Sarah), bur. Jan. 15, 1785, 
aet. 6r. 

Elizabeth, w. of David Gauden. 

Mattaniah Lyon, died Feb. 2, 1794, aet. 69, 

his wife. 

Alexander Johnson's wife: 

Silas Halsey 

Abigail, his wl., bur. March 26, 1777, aet. 60. 

Bathiah, Benj. Halsey's wf., died Jan. 23, 
1785, aet. 62. 

John Mac Feran, bur. Nov. 22, 1778, aet. 80, 

his wife (Elizabeth), bur. Sept. 13. 1778, 

aet. 77. ' 

Nathan Price. 

Peter Prudden, bur. April 21, 1777, aet. 55. 

Aug, 18, 1765, Naomi, wf. of John Laporte, 
tnrned from the anabaptists and re- 
ceived on ye foot of her being a member 
of that ch. in good standing. 

1766 — Robert or Hobart Hinds. 

Amos Prudden & wf. returned. He died 
Sept. 22, 1799, ^^*- 54- 

Thaddeus Dodd. 

John Lyon,*& 

his wife (Esther.) 

Amos Burrol. 

Sarah, wf. of Abel Lyon. 

Lydia (ruinny. 

Demas Pord. excom. July 1, 1796. 

Rebecca, wf. of Jno. Allen. 

Wido. Mary Armstrong. 

Dan. Morris, Jim. 

Henry Primrose, bur. Oct. 20, 1780, aet. 70. 

Mary Clark. 

Elizabeth, wf. of Samuel Robarts, bur. July 
[8, 1795, ^<^*^- 7'- 



Cornelus Woodruff & 

his wife. 

Elkanah Babbet. 

Abigail, wf. of Joseph Wood. 

Wido. Isabel Drake, bur. March i, 1777, aet. 

67. 
Wido. Eleanor Woodruff. 
Phebe. wf. of Ichabod Cooper, bur. Apr. 30, 

1777, aet. 32. 
Hannah, wf. of Isaac Prudden. 
Hannah, wf,#of Joseph Riggs. 
Edward Jones. 
Eli Anderson & 
Mary, his wife. 
Elizabeth Dubois, widow. 
Esther, wf. of Joseph Prudden. Jun. 
Peter, servant of Samuel Robarts, " diped 

by Baptists." 
Deborah, wf. of Howell Orsborn. 
Temperance, wf. of Joshua Whitehead. 
John Cole & 

his wife. 

David Rattan, bur. Feb. 8, 1775, aet. 75. 
Thomas Lee, bur. Jan. 9, 1805, aet. 76. 
Dinah, his wife. 

Peter Hill, bur. Jan. 20, 1787, aet. 66, 
(Anne Margaret), his wife, bur. fan. 20, 1782, 

aet. 52. 
Nathan Howell, bur. Mrch. 21, 1830, aet. 74. 
John Hill, & 
Anne Christian, his wf. 
Abigail, wf. of John Pierson. 

1774- 

Paul Ferber, & 

Mary, his wife. 

Josiah Broad well & 

Abigail, his wife. 

Susanna, wf. of Philip Castenor, bur. July 

17, 1778, aet. 51. 
Zeruiah, Richard Kenny's wife. 
Mar}', wf. of John Hunt. 
Abigail, wf. of Stephen C(jnkling. 
Stephen Burnet t*t 

wife. 

Miriam, wf. of Nicholas Comesau, susp. 

Aug. 12, 1800, bur. June 20. 1809, aet. 80. 
Sarah, wf. of John Pitney. 

Mrs. Dow. school-madam. 

Doritheah Cooper, bchool-madam. 

Phebe, wf. of Zophar Freeman, bur. Feb. 17, 

1779, aet. S4. 
Anne, wf. of Samuel Day. 

( Oontiniufd on page 38.) 



THE RECORD. 



21 



( Continued from pcu/e 13. ) 

BAPTISMS. 



Feb. 28. 



1747- 

July 12. 

" 26. 



Aug. 9. 
" 16. 



Gideon Rigs & wf., child Abigail. 

John Clark & wf., ch. Ebenezer. 

Thomas W'ilkerson & wf., ch. John. 

Joseph Potter & wl., ch. Elizabeth. •• 17. 

J;imes Cole Sc wf.. ch. Abigail. 

Stephen Lindsley <i wf, ch. Benja-TMay r5. 



Sept. 1 3. Bathiah. wf. of Nath'I Wheler, ch. 
Nathaniel. 
•• 20. John Losey, ch. Elizabeth. 

•■ Thomas Allerton & wf, ch. Benja- 
min. 
" 25. Elizabeth, wf of Ebenezer Mott, 

ch. Sarah. 
" 27. Ezekiel Younglove. his wf. adult 
& ye ch. Dorcas. 
" Mary, wf of Hur Orsborn. ch. 
Abraham. 
Oct. II. Benjamin Hathaway; Doc'r son & 
wf., ch. Isaac. 
•• Josiah Crain & wf , ch. Samuel. 
" 18. Peter Dickerson & wf. ch. Jona- 
than. 
Nov. I. Simeon Hathaway & wf. House- 
hold, Elijah, Chloe, Samuel, 
Anna. 
Nov. 8. John Perkhurst & wf , ch. Martha. 
■■ Benjamin Hathaway ; Capn. son «& 
wf , ch. Rebecca. 
" 22. Benjamin Hathaway & wf. ch, 

Zephaniah. 
" 25. Abraham Jol.nson & wf, of Roc'y, 

ch. . 

•' Zachariah V'lackman, of Rock'y, 
ch. — . 
N0V.29. Uriah Cutler, ch. Abijah. 
Dec. 13. Sarah, wf. of Mat. Fairchild, ch. 
Sarah. 
" 27. Isaac & Ann I>at(jn his wf, ch. 
Jeminiah. 

1748. 
Jan. 31. Benjamin Halsey & wf. ch. De- 
borah. 
•• Tabitha, wf ot Daniel Frost, ch. 
Elizabeth. 
■Feb. 14. Samuel Fford & wf, ch. James, born 
Nov. 21, 1747. 
'• •• Joseph Stiles & wf, ch. George. 
" '• Eliacam Suard & wf, ch. Sarah. 
" 15. Phebe, Amos Cilborn's wf., adult. 



Mar. 20. 
Apr. 3. 



" 29. 
June ;. 



•• 19. 

July JO. 

'• 31. 

Aug. 6. 



Sept.! I. 
-5- 

Oct. 16. 

Nov. 6. 

" 27. 

Dec. 25. 

1749- 
Jan. I. 



" 29. 
Feb. 5. 

•' 19. 
Apr. i6. 



21. 
23- 



Samuel Day & wf , ch. Jeduthan. 
Abigail, wf. of John Johnson, Jun., 

ch. Abigail. 
Richard Wood, ch. Samuel. 
Mary, wf. of Isaac Clark, ch. 

Moses. 
Joseph Wood & wf , ch. Sarah. 
Daniel Howard & wf, Household, 

Phebe & Benjamin. 
Samuel Bailey & wf , ch. Nathaniel. 
David Gauden, ch. Mary. 
Joseph Edmister, ch. Hannah. 
Benjamin Hathaway, wf own (?j 

ch. Joshua. 
Thomas Bridge, ch. Sarah, 
Zophar Gildersleve & wf., ch. Silas. 
Joseph Winget & wf , ch. Hanna. 
Samuel Munson & wf, chn, Ruth, 

Elizah (.'). 

Job Allen & wf , ch. Lois. 

Stephen Mahurin, <i wf., ch. Sarah. 

Shadrack Hathaway & wf, ch. 
Sarah. 

Adam Blackman & wf., ch. . 

David Herimon & wf., ch. Martha. 

William Smith & wf, ch. Sarah. 

Stephen Freman. Jim. & wf, ch. 

Elijah. 
Benjamin Hathaway ; Capn. son & 

wf, ch. Abraham. 
Benjamin Coe & wf., ch. Benjamin. 
Benjamin Hathaway & wf , ch. Job. 
John Slater & wf , ch. Benjamin. 
Henry Gardiner & wf , ch. Jemima. 

Timothy Conner's wf , on her ac- 
count, ch. Mary. 

William Frost & wf., ch. Elizabeth. 

Abigail, John Robord's wf , Abigail. 
At same time Household Phebe 
& Peter. 

Samuel Lyon, Household, Daniel, 
David, Rachel, Ezekiel. 

Ebenezer Motfs wf., ch. Abigail. 

William Brown .i wf, ch. William. 

Joseph Potter & wf, ch. Mary. 

Henry Primrose, ch. Thankfull. 

Matthew Fairchild & wf., ch. Ste- 
phen. 

Benjamin Freman & wf.. ch. Sarah. 
Timothy Mils & wf., ch. Nehemiah. 
Daniel Freman, ch. Nelle. 
Samuel & Lydia Shipman, chn. 
Lois & Benjamin. 
( Continued on. pagt 29. ) 



THE RECORD. 



Oct. 2. 



" 13- 
" 14- 

" 19. 

'753- 
Jan. 2. 



Apr. 8. 

" II. 

Ma}^2i. 

" 24. 
Sept.27. 

" 30- 
Nov. I. 

" 15- 

1754- 

Jan. 15. 

•' 17. 



|une 20 
Oct. 25. 

Dec. 18. 

J755- 

Jan. 2. 

" 23. 

:' 30- 

beb. 8, 

" 20. 



Mar. 19. 
" 23. 

Aug. 10. 



{Continued from page 14.) 

MARRIAGES. 

Henry Stagg & Tabitha Beach, 

both of Rockaway. 
Benjamin Hathaway *t Hanah 

Hopkins. 
Leverage & Cloe Penne, of 

Mendham. " 

Juniah Lindsley& Hannali Nuttman 
David Manele & Agnes Hull, of 

Mendham. 
John Oharrah, of Somerset co., & 

Sarah Armstrong. 

Ephraim Leonard & Haiina Hinds, 
of Mendham. 

John Brown, of Somerset, & Mar- 
garet Akeman, of Morris co. 

David Gauden & Elizabeth Stan- 
borough. 

Jonathan Burt & Mary Howard. 

Azariah Dunham, of Piscatua, & 
Mary Fford. 

John Hinds & Hannah Sutten. 

Job Foster & Abigail Johnes, both 
of Newark. 

John Allen & Sarah Fford, wido. 

Thomas Troop & Abigail Clark. 

Joseph Hathaway & Sarah Lyon. 

Thomas Tuthel & Mehitabel Fair- 
child. 

Elijah Pierson & Jane Aimstrong. 

John Ayres of BiiSKingndge & 
Sarah Bailey. 

Joseph Hains & Priscilla Whiter- 
nack. 

Lodewick Wortman & Elizabeth 
Maxwell. 

John AUerton & Hannah Kent. 

John Pitney & Sarah Leonard, 

Demas Lindley & Joanna Prudden. 

Nathaniel Beach & Sarah Peck. 

Stephen Munsori ^ Letitia Ludlam. 

Samuel Oliver & Sarah Primrose. 

Philip Hathaway & Catura Fair- 
child. 

Waitstill Munson & Mary Wade. 

Christopher Wood & l^hebe Free- 
man. 

Adam Weaver Ros & Royena Cro- 
zenor. 



Oct. 26. Jonathan Wilkerson & Elizabeth 
Freeman, 
Daniel Dikins & Phebe Cole. 
Eliphalet Whitaker & Ruth Bailes. 
John Lindlv & Sarah Rainer. 



" 29. 
Nov. 27. 
Dec. 4. 

1756. 
Jan. 29. 
Feb. 29. 
Apr. I. 
June 16. 

Nov. 3. 
Dec. I. 

" '• 8. 
" 15- 
" 31- 
1757- 

Jan. 1 1. 

Mar. 3. 
" 7- 

" 10. 

" 21. 
Apr. 5. 
June lo. 
Aug. 12. 

Nov. 9. 

Dec. I. 

1758. 
Jan. 2. 



Feb. 


23- 


Mar. 


2, 


•• 


'5- 


Jan. 




Apr. 


23- 


May 


2. 


" 


4- 


June 19. 


'. 


22. 


Aug.23. 


Oct. 


4- 


Nov. 


16. 


Dec. 


7- 



Ezeziel Soulguard & Mary Crane. 
Israel Aber & Dorithea Leanord. 
Benjamin Bailes & Deborah Austin. 
John Hunterdon & Elizabeth Heady 
John Rogers & Hannah Mack. 
Benjamin Pierson & Phebe Raynor. 
Benjamin Woodruff & Mary Cross. 
William Akeman and Letitia Bailees 
Moses Tuttle & Jane Fford. 
Shubaal Pitney & Charity Stiles. 

Ezra Fairchild & Priscilla Burt. 

Benjamin Gobil & Elizabeth Conger. 

Samuel Bailes & Abigail Conkling, 
wido. 

Nathaniel Cundit & Sarah Coe. 

Jedidiah Gregory & Rhoda Fairchild. 

Matthew Fairchild & Rebecca Lyon. 

John Pierson & Ruth Howell. 

Zach. Fairchild & wido. Lidia Hath- 
away. 

David Fairchild & Cath.irine Greg- 
ory. 

Daniel Morris & Hannah Arm- 
strong. 

Robert Plumb, of Newark, & Ester 
Pierson. 

Gershom Gard & Phebe Hunting- 
ton. 

Caleb Rude, of Rockaway, & Ann 
Wade. 

Ralph Tucker & Thankful Hath- 
away. 

Timothy Peck & Sarah Ball. 

John Vandine & Naomi Moore. 

David Core & Eunice Allen. 

Samuel Hull & Glover's daughter. 

Joseph Beach & Kezia Johnson. 

Ebenezer Blechly, Doc, & Mary 
Wick. 

Caleb Munson & Susanna Ludlam. 

Thomas Millage & Sarah Stagg. 

William Jackson & Mahitable 

Woods. 
David Kilpatrick & Ann B.ayles. 

Constant Cooper & Abigail Kenny. 
( Continued on page .30. ) 



THE RECORD. 



23 



BILL OF MORTALITY, 

( Title Ptige. ) 
Being a Rcgisier of all the Deaths which have 
occurred in the Presbyterian and Baptist 
congregations 0/ Morris-Town, Xe^u>- Jersey, 
for Thirty-Eight Years past. — Contaifting 
(with but fe^io exceptions) the cause of ez>ery 
decease. — This register, for the first twenty- 
two years, was kept by the Rti'. Doctor 
Johnes. since which time, by William Cher- 
ry, the present Sexton of the Presbyterian 
Church at Morris- Town. — " Time brushes 
off our lives with sweeping wings." — Hemey. 
Morris- To^cvn, Printed by Jacob Mann. 1806. 



Note. — Those marked chu-s * were Church Members — ^thus t 
Baptists — thus *t Baptist Church Members. 



1768. 



Cecelia, widow of Tomothy Tuttle, Esqr., i 
aet. 68, decay of nature, buried July 3. 

Noah, son of Robert Hinds, Jul)' 5. 

Moses Pierson, aet. 29, consumption. July 8. 

Peter Condict.* aet. 69, fever. July 11. 

A young woman, aet. 21. child-bed. July 16. 

Phoebe, widow of Peter Condict.* aet. 65, 
fever, July 26. 

Rose, servant of Joseph Wood, fever. Au- 
gust 26. 

John Robinson, September 17. 

Malatiah, wife of Deacon Jonas Goble,*+aet. 
66, September 24. 

Child of Ichabod Carraichael, September 29. 

Hannah, wife of Joseph Wood.* aet. 49. 
dysentery, October 3. 

Elizabeth, daughter of E.phalet Clark, Oc- 
tober 8. 

Widow Clark, aet. 50, October 13. 

Abigail, wife of Samuel Lyon, aet. 55, con- 
sumption, October 22. 

John Axtell, November 15. 

David Trowbridge,^ aet. 59, fever, Novem- 
ber x6. 

Child of David Godden. November 25. 

Francis Casterline. aet. 96, old age. Decem- 
ber 12. 

Child of Hooks Ro3% December 13. 

An illegitimate child, December 13. 

Abraham Howell, aet. 26. consumption, De- 
cember 20. 

1769. 

Henry, son of John Lindsly, January 9. 

Byrani, son of Ebenezer Condict, aet. 5, 
wkooping cough, January 17. 



Child of Joseph Youngs. Jan. 26. 

Peter Berry, aet. 30, accidental, February 12. 

Phcebe, wife of Joseph Youngs, aet. 34, 
child bed, February 14. 

DavidCorey, aet. 45, accidental, February 19. 

Abel Hathaway, aet. 32. fever February 20. 

Samuel Reeve, aet. 21. consumption, 
March 16. 

John Clark, aet. 80, apoplex3% March 19. 

Child of Edward Byram, sudden, March 23. 

Sarah, wife of Robert Hinds, aet. 27, c.^n- 
sumption, April 18. 

Child of Ezekiel Brown, April 18. 

Servant child of widow Moore, April 20. 

Widow Dikins,* aet. 70 old age, May 20. 

Lydia, wife of Zachariah Fairchild, aet. 45. 
Measles, May 22. 

Child of Henry Gardner, May 22. 

(Thild of James Loree, June 6. 

Child of John Hathaway, June 14. 

Child of Jonas Goble.i" June 20. 

Anne, wife of James Loree, aet. 22, child bed, 
June 25. 

Child of Paul Farber, July 16. 

Sarah, daughter of Phineas Fairchild, aet 
II, drowned, September 9. 

Child of James M'Bride, September 20. 

Child of Ebenezer Coe, October 10. 

W^alter Irvin, son of James M'Bride, aet. 3, 
drowned, October 20. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Jabez Beers, aet. 3. 
a swelling, October 29. 

Timothy, son of Alexander Johnson, No- 
vember 20. 

1770. 

Jacob, son of Isaac Pierson, aet. 9. diabetes, 
January 5. 

Hannah, widow of James Rodgers, aet 73, 
pleurisy, January 28. 

Jemima, daughter of Job Loree, aet. 3, Mor- 
tification, February 7. 

Eunice, daughter of Abraham Pierson, aet. 
10, diabetes, February 17. 

Child of Jonathan Starke, March 25. 

Mabel, wile of Israel Jennings, aet. 23, dia- 
betes, April I. 

Junia Lindsly, aet. 45, pleurisy, April 2. 

Joanna, wife of Isaac Ayres,* aet. 24, con- 
sumption, April 12. 

Nathaniel, son of Jonathan Hathawa}% aet. 
9, asthma. April 22. 

Martha, wife of Uzal Tompkins, + aet. 19, 
consumption, April 24. 

Peter Indian, ulcer in his thigh, April 26. 
{Oontinued <m poffe 31.) 



THE RECORD. 



( Continued from page 16. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

October 22 1762 the trustees met and 
chose henrv Primrose President who now 
sucseads our worthy Brother Benjamin 
hatheway Decesd 

November 18 1762 the Elders and trustees 
met Being Leagely warned &c. Mr. Kent one 
of the trustees being infirm by Reason of 
Age was Dismissed from being a trustee by 
the Elders and Samuel tuthill of Morris 
Town Esq. was maid choice of in the Roome 
of Mr. Kent and then the trustees Prosead- 
ed Samuel tuthill absent By the advice 
and consent of the Elders and Drew a Sub- 
.scription to Rais a Sum of money in order to 
purtchas a Peas of Land for the Benefit of 
the minister of morris toAvn 

Septem 19 1763 the Trustees met at Doc- 
tor tuthills and all agreed that Gideon All- 
wood might set his shop on the meeting 
hous Land below the hill near freamans 
Store and Remain for Seven yeaas and also 
gave there consent that the society might 
Build a Steple to the meeting house Mr. 
Conklin absent 

January 24 1764 the Elders and Trustees 
Being Leagely called met at Doctor tuthills 
and agreed that Colonel Ford should have 
the care management and over Site of 
Building the Steple and acordlngly he con- 
sented to the Same 

January 24 1766 the Trustees Being Call- 
ed and met at Doctor tuthills and Gave 
Consent that the Burieng Ground should be 
fenced Samuel Robarts absent 

January 12 1767 the trustees Being called 
and met at the School hous henry Primrose 
Joseph Stiles and Benjamin Coe absent 
Proseaded and chose Benjamin Bayle Presi- 
dent and Gave Lieve that a school hous 
might be Built on the Green Ner^r whair 
the old hous Now Standeth 

May 17 1770 the trustees being Duely 
Called and met at the county {}) hous and 
agreed to Convey a Part of the meating 
hous Land to the fieehtjlders of the (bounty 
of morris for the; Benefit of the Court hous 

June 7 1770 the trustees met Ik Gave a 
Deed for one acre of Land on which the 
Court hous Standeth to three majestrets and 
the Freeholders of the County of morris 

Octob 7 1771 the trustees met at Doct 



tuthills Esq. Sam Robarts absent and agreed 
that the money that Mr. Watt (or Walt. Ed.) 
Left to the town Should be Laid o\it towards 
Purtchasing utensils'for thecomunian Table 
also that the school hems now on Peter 
Mackees Land be Removed onto the Par- 
sonage Land and there to Remain During 
the Pleashure of the trustees and then Lya- 
ble to be Removed. 

October (9 1772 the Elders met at Mr. 
Jones and made Choyce of Silas Cundict for 
a Trustee in the Roome of Samuel Robarts 

December 10 1772. The Trustees Met at 
Samuel Robarts and chose Silas Condict 
Clerk of this corporation & the said 
Trustees ordered the said Clerk to settle 
with Mr. Robarts accordingly the sd Clerk 
settled with Mr. Roberts tS: the sd Roberts 
gave the sd elk. Sundry Notes to the amount 
of fifty Seven pounds five Shillings & four 
pence, which The Trustees accepted as pay- 
ment for so much money & the sd elk. gave 
Receipt for the same, and the Trustees ap- 
pointed Henry Primrose & Silas Condict as 
a committee to settle with Mr. Timothy 
Johnes. 

January 8, 1773. Henry Primrose & Silas 
Condict (as appointed by the Trustees) Met 
at Mr. Timothy Jolmes' and settled with 
the sd. Mr. Johnes. (Respecting his salary; 
from a former Settlement made in A.D 1757 
for the Several Years Since until and in- 
cluding the Year 1769 and made an even 
ballance in the whole. 

( Continued on page 32. ) 

In answer to the inquiry in the January 
Record concerning Mrs. Scribner and her 
daughters, our records show the following : 
Mrs. Phebe Scribner (widow) united with 
this church Dec. 27th. 1809, by certificate 
from the Cedar street Presbyterian Church 
of New York city. Esther and Ann Scrib- 
ner joined July 3, 1812, and Elizabeth Scrib- 
ner Dec. 25, 1812 — all by profession. Ann 
Scribner died Jan. 18, 1814, (born Oct. 16, 
1785.) The mother and two other daughters 
were dismissed Apr. 22, 1814. to "Indiana 
Territory." Who can furnish Mr. Bartow 
with the autograph of Esther Scribner? 



Morris C'ounty was formed by act of As- 
sembly, March 15th, i738-'9, from the county 
of Hunterdon. 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J, 

"This shall isk Written for the Genekation to Come." — Psalms 102 ; iS. 



VOL. 1. 



APRIL, 1880. 



NO. 4. 



(Printed ivith the Apprcaial 0/ Session.) 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristovvn. N. J. Terms. 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after fuiie. 

Subscriptions will be received at the book 
stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, or 
through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown. N. J. 



Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 



The annual meeting of the Parish was 
held the i6th of March. The old Board of 
Trustees was re-elected. The Committees 
remain as alread}' given on the first page of 
the January Record. 



Sunday. March 21st, 1880. Aaron D. 
Whitehead, James R. Voorhees, William D. 
Johnson and Wayland Spaulding were by 
unanimous vote of the members of this 
church elected to the office of Ruling Elder. 
Sunday, April 4th, they were solemnly or- 
dained to their sacred office, and assisted in 
the celebration of the Lord's Supper. With 
these brethren this church-has been served 
by sixty-six Elders, most of whom have 
fallen asleep in Jesus. The next number of 
The Record will contain the complete list. 



We call the attention of our readers, who 
may be interested in the Tuthill and Kent 
families, to the offer which The Record 
through the kindness of Mr. Wm. S. Au- 
chincloss, of Philadelphia, is able to make 

them. xMr. A. by the aid of the old records I ttibuted to weak churches in our own State 
of this church has made a gfenealoffica 



A very generous donation by an unk nown 
friend "for defraying the expenses of pub- 
lishing the history of the church" was found 
in the collection of the first Sunday of this 
month. The treasurer of the church has 
put it into the hands of the editor of this 
paper. \Ve suppose it was intended for The 
Record, in answer to our appeal for such 
encouragement, and we desire heartily to 
thank the donor. If this supposition be in- 
correct, we shall expect to be so informed 
by the giver. 

We take this occasion to thank the many 
who have shown an interest in our work. 
In addition to the above gift about one hun- 
dred more subscribers are needed to meet 
expenses for the year. 



The First Church makes the following re- 
port to Presbytery for the year ending April 
ist, 1880: 
Added on examination 9 

" " certificate, 
Total No. of communicants. 
No. of adults baptized, 

infants " 
Sunday school membership, 

FUND CONTRIBUTED. 

To Home Missions, 

" Foreign 

" Education, 

" Publication, 

" Church Erection, 

" Relief Fund, 

" Freedmen, 

" Sustentation, 

*' General Assembly, 

" Miscellaneous Causes, 

" Congregational Expenses, 

Aside from the above and not reported to 

Presbytery, $2,000 have been privately con- 



17 




575 




3 




9 




4S6 






$1,058 00 




1,287 00 




836 00 




40 00 




230 00 




185 GO 




104 GO 




80 00 




51 66 




1,218 00 




6,400 00 



chart of the two families above mentioned- 
Any desiring it may have this valuable 
chart by sending stamp to the editor of The 
Record. 



The Presbytery of Morris and Orange will 
meet the r3th inst., at Succasunna. This 
church will be represented by Elder IT, M. 
Dalrymple. 



.^6 



THE RECORD. 



PLAN FOR COLLECTING 

The Current Ex; enses and Funds for Be evolence of the F rst 
Presbyterian Chu rch of Morristown, N. J., Originally Adopted 
at a Parish Masting held March II, 1873. and Modified at a 
Similar Meeting held March I3, 1877- 

MARCH, 1880. 
I St. At each annual Parish Meeting the 
Trustees will submit for the approval of the 
Parish an estimate of the probable expenses 
of our home work for the ensuing year, and 
immediately after such meeting each pew- 
holder and adult member of the church will I 
be called on, either by a committee ap- 1 
pointed by the Parish meeting or in such j 
mode as the Trustees may deem advisable. : 
to pledge such amount as he or she may be i 



First Sabbath of July — Foreign Missions. 

August — Church Erection. 

September — Home Missions. 

October — Cause to be desig- 
nated by the Session. 

Noz'ember — Education. 

December — Poor of the 
Church. 

January — Publication. 

February — Disabled Minis- 
ters. 

March — Cause to be desig- 
nated by the Session. 

Ail other moneys received from the Sab- 
bath collections or from any other source 
are paid to the Treasurer, elected at the 



?i\A&\.o Xi-ay monthly or quarterly toiuards such \ , n ■ u .• u • • j 

^ \, , , • , J 1 annual Parish meeting, who is required to 

expenses. Each payment to be inclosed mi ° '^ 

^ ..,,,, rx. J ' render a statement of his receipts and dis- 

an envelope furnished by the Treasurer and I . , * i ,u *u -r . 

^ , , ^ ,, 7 . bursements quarterly to both the Trustees 

returned on the second Sabbath ot each ,cj* .1 /n 

^ , , ! and Session, and to present also a full report, 

month, with the name of the person mak- , ,, . u i o • u 

ing payment and the number of the pew 



2d. At the Parish meeting recently held 
a committee of two was appointed who, in 
connection with the Treasurer, were directed 
to prepare a schedule of the pews of the 



for the year at each annual Parish meeting. 
4th. The Treasurer is required to forward 
promptly all moneys which may be contrib- 
uted for any specific object. 

Out of the other moneys received by hun 



church and an estimate of the minimum ^e is required, f^rst. to pay on the orders of 
amount which each pew should yield to fro- 'he Trustees, which are to be drawn so far 



duce in the aggregate the current expenses of 
the church. 

In cases where the sum pledged for any 
pew which is owned by the church shall be 



as practicable monthly, all the expenses 
necessary for our home work, (which now in- 
cludes the support of the Sabbath School) ; 
which payments, how^ever, are in no case to 



less than the aforesaid minimum amount, j^^^e^d the amount designated by the 
the Trustees have the right, whenever there f P^^'sh meeting. 



shall be a demand for pews, to inform the 
occupant of such pew of the fact, and either 
to arrange with such occupant for the pay 



Of the balance of such moneys the Treas- 
urer pays eight-twelfths to the eight Boards 
of our Church, in quarterly payments, in the 



ment of at least such minimum sum or for proportion recommended by the General 



a removal to some other pew. 

Where, in similar cases, the occupants of 
pews are the owners of them, they are also 
to be notified of such discrepancy and re- 
quested to pay at least such minimum sum, 
and if they fail to do so the matter is to be 
reported to the Session. 

3rd. A collection will be taken upas here- 
tofore on each Sabbath. The amount col- 
lected on the first Sabbath of each month, 
unless otherwise directed by the donor, will 
be appropriated as follows : 
First Sabbath of April— Board of Sustenta- 
tion. 
J/aj'— The Bible Society. 
June — Freedmen. 



Assembly, and four-twelfths constitute the 
contingent fund of the Session, to be paid 
on their order, and used for the support of 
the poor of the church and matters of a 
similar kind. 

5th. If during any year the current ex- 
penses of our home work, should from any 
cause, exceed the estimate of the Parish 
meeting, the Trustees are to provide for 
such excess, if possible, by special applica- 
tion to the members of the congregation ; 
and if such effort fails, such excess is to be 
included m the estimate and paid out of 
the collection of the next year. The esti- 
mate FOR THIS YEAR IS $6,500. 

The lixing of a minimum sum which each 



THE RECORD. 



37 



pew should yield in order to raise our cur- 
rent expenses, is not intended as any inti- 
mation of the amount which each pew 
holder or church member ought in con- 
science to pay. It is fully believed that the 
duty of supporting the Gospel at home 
and abroad rests on each individual, not ac- 
cording to the location of his pew, but in 
proportion to his ability. 

The voluntary system was never intended to 
furnish an excuse for any one paying less 
than under the old system of assessment, but 
to an'aken the consciettce of all, and induce 
each one, if possible, to pay more than before 
and to give conscientiously as Cod may give 
a bility. 

[The following letter in addition to what is 
said on the first page of the March Record, 
will settle beyond all possible doubt the 
date of the ordination and installation of 
the Rev. Albert B.irnes— Ed 1 

M(DRRiSTowx, Feb. Sth, 1S25. 
Eleven o'clock A. M. 

The Presbytery of Elizabethtown met at 
the call of the Moderator, and was opened 
with prayer. 

Present, David Magie, Mod,, etc., etc. 

The Moderator informed the Presbytery 
that he had called them together for the 
purpose of ordaining Mr. Albert Baines to 
the work of the gospel ministry, and instal- 
ling him pastor of the congregation of Mor- 
ristown ; also, etc., etc., (other matters.) 

On inquiry it appeared that the Presby- 
ter)' had been duly called. 

The Presbytery proceeded to the ordina- 
tion of Mr. Albert Barnes, to the work of 
the gospel ministr)-, and his installation as 
pastor of the congregation of Morristown. 
Dr. M'Dowell preached the sermon from 
1st Thes, 5:12, 13. Mr. Magie presided, 
made the ordaining prayer, and gave the 
charge to the people, and Mr. Barnes was 
solemnly ordained to the work of the gospel 
ministry, by prayer and imposition of 
hands, and installed pastor of the congre- 
gation of Morristown. After which Mr. 
Barnes took his seat as a member of the 
Presbytery." 

The above is a true extract from the 
minutes of the Presbytery of Elizabethtown. 

Baskingridge, N. J., March 9, 1S80. 

John C. Raxkix, Stated Clerk. 



(Cuntinued frnm pafff 19 ) 

September 24th, 1735. 
The West part of Hanover having ap- 
plied to the Synod tor the ordination of Mr, 
Cleverly, the Synod do order it to be left to 
the Presbytery of Philadelphia. 

May, 29th, 173S. 
Upon the affair of West Hanover, over- 
tured as follows. Upon Mr. Budd's repre- 
' sentation of the affair of Hanover : Over- 
! tured, That, however in a former minute re- 
! lating to West Hanover, we have granted, 
' that solemn obligations by lot or otherwise 
I may cease, when by any turn of Providence 
1 what is engaged unto becomes impossible or 
I impracticable, or the end thereof is other- 
w'ise fully and completely answered ; yet it 
' appearing doubtful to us whether this be the 
case of said people in respect of the obliga- 
tion laid upon them to unite or join with 
the people of East Hanover, by a lot or sol- 
emn engagement to submit to the judgment 
, of the committee of the Presbytery of East 
j Jersey, who were called to judge in that af- 
i fair; the Synod does judge that the safest 
] way to come to a final determination of that 
! afiair is, that a committee be appointed to 
meet in that place in order to make as ex- 
I act inquiry as they can into the circum- 
I stances of that people, whether there really 
' be such a change in their case as to cause 
j the above obligation to cease, and either 
give their judgment of this matter, or else 
represent it as it shall appear to them to the 
i Synod at our next meeting, which they 
shall judge most meet, and that Messrs. Gil- 
bert Tennent, William Tennent, Junior, Sam- 
uel Blair, David Cowell, Eleazar Wales, Jed- 
ediah Andrevvs, Aaron Burr, John Cross 
and Richard Treat, be a committee to meet 
at Hanover the last Wednesday of July 
next, upon the atl'^ir, at eleven of the 
clock ante meridiem. Approved nemine con- 
tradicente. 

{To be Continued.) 



Inquiry is made for "the name of the 
' father of Miss Aruba C, Condict of Morris- 
town, who was married Dec. 12, 1843, to 
• Rev. D. O. Allen." Answer may be sent to. 
i editor of The Record. 



THE RECORD. 



{.Continued froin pcujc 20.) 

MEMBERS 



1774- 
Joanna, John Ayrs' wife. 
Phebe, Silvanus Arnold's wife. 
Samuel Morison, susp. June 27, 1800, d. Dec. 

30, 1805, aet. 52. 
Abigail, wf. of 'Aaron Riggs, dis. June 12, 

181 1 to " ihe Western Country." 
Donald Morison, 
Kezla. wf. of Filbert Thornton. 
Elizabeth, wid. of John Davis. 
Wido. of Ezra Fairchild. 
Wf. of John Enslee, (Phebe). 
Nathaniel Mather. 
Thankful Cory or Cary. 
Latta, wf. of Tunis Bocard. 
Mar}', wf. of Cap. Jed. Mills. 
Wido. Margaret Steal. 
Anna, wf. of Jeduthan Day. 
Martha Lyon, from Mendham. 
Henry Young's wife. 



Oct. 6. 

Nov. 17. 

1747. 
July 26. 
Aug. 16. 
Sept. 26. 



" T^e names atid Number of Persons that have 
renewed their Cov. or taken their Baptismal 
Vows upon thetnseives." 

TlMO. JOHNES. 



174 

Apr. 


3- 

24. 


June 


10. 


Oct. 


30- 


Nov. 


20. 


1744- 


Feb. 


5- 


Feb. 


24. 


" 


-5- 


Aug. 


28. 


174 


5- 


Jan. 


1 1. 


Mar. 


24. 


Aug. 


25 



Joseph Tichenor. 

Sarah Fairchild, daughter of Caleb. 
Matthew Fairchild & his wife. 
John Holloway & his wife. 

Samuel Da}- & his wf. 
Sarah, wf. of Richard Wood. 
Thomas Allerton & wf. & daughter 

Sarah. 
Benjamin Freman. 

Bathia, Nathaniel Wheeler's wf. 
Stephen Freman. 
John Burrel & wf. 
'• Thomas Gilbad & wf. 
Sept j6. Zachariah Blackrnan, Daniel Fre- 
man, Ann, wf. of David Ogden. 
Matthias Burnet, of Hanover, & wf. 
Thomas Bridge. 



Oct. 13 
Nov. 10 

1746. 
Feb. 16 
Apr. 2 
Aug. 17 



Peter Prudden. 
Joseph Winget. 
Peter Dickerson (\: wl. 



Benjamin Hathaway & wt. Eliza- 
beth. 
Thomas Coe. 

Joseph Potter & wf. 

Stephen Lindsley. 

Ezekiel Vounglove Renew«id & wt. 

entered Cov. & was Bap. 
Benjamin Hatijway, Jr., & wf., & 

Joanna, Josiah Cranes' wf. 
Simeon Hathaway & wf. 
Benjamin Hathawav, Capt. Son, 

& wf. 
Isaac Daton & wf. 

Benj.imin Hal^ev & wf. 
Phebe, Amos Cilb:;rn's wl. 
Richard Wood. 
Daniel Howard & wf. 
Desire. Zophar GilHersleeve's wf. 
Samuel Munson & wf. 
Shadrack Hathaway. 
Mary. wf. of Peter Norris. 
John Slater & Henry Gardiner 
& wf. 

John Robard & wf , entered Cov. & 

was Bap. 
Samuel Lyon's wf. 
William Brown & hiswi. 
Samuel & Lidia Shipman his wf. 
Nathaniel Stilwell & Mary his wf. 
Wido. Ann Dillane. 
Sarah Price. 
Solomon Stanborough. 

Jesse Reeve, of Rockaway. 
David Orsborn. 

Jabish Bears. 

Abraham Hathaway, 

John Johnson, Jr. 

Jemima Stuard's wife. 

Sarah, Joseph Whitehead's wife. 

Ruth, John Whitehead's daughter 

Hannah, John Lose, Jr.'s wife. 

Suse Jones, wf. of Joseph Jones. 



Zophar Freman & his wf. 
Shadrach Howard & his wf. 
Lindsley. 
" John Lindsley & his wf. 
Sept. 24. Elizdbeth, wf. of Jonathan Reve. 
(To be Continued.) 



Oct. 


II. 


Nov 


I. 


" 


8. 


Dec. 


27. 


17 


18. 


Jan. 


3 * 


Feb. 


15- 


Mar. 


20. 


Apr. 


17- 


June 


12. 


" 


19- 


Aug. 


6. 


Nov 


6 


Dec. 


25- 


1749- 


Jan. 


15- 


•' 


22. 


Feb. 


5. 


Apr. 


30. 


June 


25- 


July 


30. 


Aug. 


30- 


" 


27. 


'75 


0. 


June 20. 


Nov. 


— . 


1751. 


Feb. 


10. 


Mar. 


3^- 


Apr. 


21. 


May 


12. 


June 


30- 


Oct. 


27. 


Nov. 


I. 


"75 


2. 


Apr. 


5- 


May 


9- 


July 


7- 



THE RECORD. 



174 


9- 


Apr. 


3"- 


June 


18 


•• 


25 


July 


23- 


w 


30 


Ausf. 


6 



" 27. 

Sept. 10. 



•• 24. 
Oct. 29. 
Nov. 5. 



Dec. 17. 

1750- 
Jan. 15. 
Feb. 25. 

Mar. II. 



" 25. 
Apr. 15. 

22. 

May 20. 



" 27. 

June 3. 

20. 
July 8, 



(Continued from payc 21.) 

BAPTISMS. 



Beiiiamin Hathaway, Jun., child 

Lois. 
John Peri'^hurst & wf., ch. Davnd. 
Nathaniel Stilwell & wf.. ch. Phebe. 
Dea. Prudden & wf., for negro ch. 

Luis. 
Peter Dicl<cnson & wf., ch. Jesse. 
Daniel Lindley & wf., ch. Susanna. 
John Burrel iS: wf., ch. Susanna. 
Ann Diliane, wido.. ch. Nansey. 
Joseph Mears (?) & wf., ch. Joseph 

Stevens. 
Daniel Wick & wf., ch. Jane. 
Uriah Glover's wf. ch. Charles. 
William Brown & wf., ch. Richard. 
Solomon Stanborough's wf., adult. 
Philip Condict & wf., ch. Abner. 
William Lose & wf., ch. Peter. 

John Robords & wf., ch. 

Hur Osborns' wf. ch. Jedidiah. 
Gideon Rigs & wf., ch. Phebe. 
John Clark & wf., ch. Isaac Baker. 
Simeon Hathaway & wf., ch. Silas. 
Peter Norris & wf., ch. Walter. 
Benjamin Halsey & wf., ch. Joseph. 
Daniel Howard & wf., ch. William. 

Daniel Frost's wf., ch. 

Uriah Cutler & wf., ch. Bathia. 

Isaiah Wines & wf., ch. Phebe. 

Isaac Daton & wf., ch. Rachel. 

Thomas Gilbard & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth. 

David Gauden, ch. Samuel. 

Samuel Shipman & wf., ch. Azel. 

Thomas Bridge, ch. Benjamin. 

Joseph Fowler's wf., ch Susanna. 

Stephen Mahurin & wf., ch. Lu- 
cretia. 

Robard Arnold & wf., ch Robard. 

Wido., wf. of Isaac Clark, ch.Mary. 

Benjamin Pierson & wf., ch. Daniel. 

Eliacam Suard & wf., ch. Anna. 

Joseph Stiles & wf., ch. Silas. 

John Lose, ch. Philip. 

Jesse Reeve, of Rockaway, ch. 

John Brookfield, ch. Phebe. 

John Marsh, ch. Sarah. 

Zophar Gildersleeve & wf., ch. 
Hanna. 



Sept. 


2. 


'• 


10. 




16. 


Oct. 


7- 


" 


14- 


Nov. 


1 1. 


Dec. 


2 



Aug. 5. Samuel Day &wf., ch, Robard. 

" Jeremiah Johnson's wf., accompt., 
ch. Jeremiah. 
Stephen Freeman & wf.. ch. Silas. 
Gilbard Heady, ch. Jacob. 
Henry Gardiner, ch. Hanna. 
Benjamin Coe ct wf., ch. Moses. 
Thomas Coe, ch. Ursula. 
Thomas W^ilkerson & wf., ch. 

Aaron. 
David Orsborn, ch. Mary. 
David Ogden's ch. wf. accompt. 
Stephen. 
16. Benjamin Hathaway & wf., ch., 
Kezia. 
1751- . 
Jan. 20. Matthew Fairchild & wf.,ch. Asher. 
Feb. 10. Jabish Bears & wf., ch. Joseph. 
Mar. 3. Benjamin Hathaway, Jun., & wf., 
Capn. son. ch. Sarah. 
31. Abraham Hathaway, Jun.. House- 
hold — Miriam. William, Nathan, 
Rhoda and Joanna. 
" Peter Dickerson & wf., ch. Phebe. 
Apr. 21. John Johnson & wf., ch. Jacob. 
" " Richard Wood, ch. Sarah. 

29. Joseph Edmister, ch. David. 
May 12. Stephen Ogden, ch. Elizabeth. 

" William Hay's wf. on her accompt.. 

ch. Joseph. 
" Jemima Stuards, ch. David. 
19. Elizabeth Mott, ch. Abigail. 

May 24. f Zachariixh Blackman, ch. 

at I David Herimon, ch. 

Rocka- -) Adam Blackman, ch. 

way. [Abraham Johnson, ch. - 
June 9. John Perkhurst & wf., ch. Ezekiel. 
15. Henry Primrose, ch. Sarah. 
" 21. Sarah Relict of Bois John Prud- 
den, chn. John, Sarah. 
" Benjamin Halsey & wf.ch. Joanna. 
" Deacon Joseph Prudden & wf.. 
Servant's ch. Daniel. 

30. Joseph Whitehead, children, wf. ac- 

compt., Joseph, Rhoda. 
" Nathaniel Stillwcll &wf., ch. Nich- 
olas. 
•' Sarah VV.hiteliead & Ruin While- 
head, adults. 
Aug. II. Samuel Hailey & wf., ch. Daniel. 

14. Job Allen on wt accompt., ch. Job. 
18. Shadrack Hathaway <^ wt., ch. Ab- 
ner. 
" " Abel Lyon on wf. accompt. ch. 
Joanna. 

{To be Conliimcd.i 



30 



THE RECORD. 



(Cofitinufil from pay. 22.) 

MARRIAGES. 



1759- 
Jan. 14. 



" 15- 



•' 26. 
Feb. 26. 



Mar. I. 

8. 

Apr. I. 



17- 



*' 


30- 


May 


3f- 


June 


27- 


July 


4- 


Oct. 


3- 


Nov. 


4- 


" 


18. 


Dec. 


20. 


" 


24- 


" 


26. 


" 


27. 


1760. 


Jan. 


16. 




3'- 


Feb. 


7. 


" 


21. 


Mar. 


2. 


" 


19- 


Apr. 


9- 


" 


10. 



William Loid, Soldier, & Elizabeth 
Ward. 

Alexander Kermicle & Elizabeth 
Ogden. 

Abraham Kitchel. of Hanover, & 
Charity Fford. 

Abraham Pierson &Affia Crane, of 
Hanover. 

Aaron Tompkins & Hannah Camp- 
field. 

Henry Clark, of Mendham. & Mas- 
sey Fanger. 

Samuel Whitehead & Jemima Van- 
dine, of Rockaway. 

Christian Aber tt Anna Margaret 
Battleren. 

Augustin Bayles & Kezia Pierson. 

Abel Hathaway & Mary Orsborn. 

Samuel Kitchel, o( HatiOver.&Sarah 
Lum. 

Joshua CrossmanitElizabeth Clev- 
erly. 

Isaac Losey & Miriam Hathaway.. 

George Bockoven & Mary SVhite- 
kerneck. 

Joseph Morris & Hannah Fford. 

Peter Snyder & Catrena Temont, 
of Pequanack. , ^ 

John Riddel & .Margaret Scisco. 

John Faugerson & PhebeCathcart. 

Silas Day & Phebe Condict. 

John Primrose & Abigail Coe. 

Samuel .McCollum & Hannah Fre- 
man. 

Isaac Person & Rhode Crain. 

Ezekel Mulford & Charity Ludlum. 

Jonathan Hathaway cS: Lydia Peck. 

Benjamin Daves & Priscilla Pal- 
mer, both of Mendham. 

Wm. Throgpiorton & Sarah Gillet. 

Daniel Drake & Phebe E.xtel, 

Elijah Holloway & Hannah Smith, 
Joseph Stiles & Phebe Ann Strong. 
Henry Wick & Elizabeth Cooper. 
James Macke & Susanna Garrigas. 
William Gobil & Sarah Conger. 
Moses Lindsley &Trane(?) Raynor. 
Benjamin Price & Sarah Lyon, 
Silas Condict & Phebe Day. 



Apr. 


21. 


June 


26. 


" 


30- 


July 


15- 


" 


26. 


Sep. 


17- 


Oct. 


12. 



Sep. 7. Joshua Bald & wido. MarthaTomp- 
kins. 
It. Josiah Beeman & Huldah Wines. 
Dec. 10. Job Bacorn & Rhoda Wheler. 

" Thomas Pierson & Elizabeth Hun- 
ton. 
18. Jonathan Johnson it Phebe Perk- 
hurst. 
1 76 1. 
Jan. 8. Jesse Muire & Hannah Leonard. 

16. Doctor David Gould & Cathatine 

Budd. 
29. Samuel Perkhurst & Sarah Gard. 
Feb. II. Mathew McCollester & Elizabeth 

Fanger. 
Mar. I. HurOrsborn &Wido. Rebecca Cady 
" John Denton, of Jemaica, & Eliz. 
Wisnor, of Goshen. 
Stephen More & Eunice Ford. 
William Walton & Phebe Muir. 
Samuel Ward & Hannah Johnson. 
Doctor Barnabus Budd & Phebe 

Wheler. 
Isaac Vanduyn & Phebe Cole, 
Ebenezar Coe & Eunice Jaggar. 
Capt. Samuel Day & Zervia Wines, 
wido. 
Nov. 27. Peter Meterr, a Frenchman, «*v:Mary 
Roggers. 

1762. 
Jan, 27. Jacob Ford & Theodosia Johnes. 
Feb. 3. Muses Pierson & Anne Wick. 
Mar. 17. John Primrose & Eunice Morris. 
Apr. 15. Soloman Southard & Mary^ Frost. 
May 17. Joseph Smith, of Newark Moun- 
tains & Abigail Condict, 
June 2. Ephraim Gard & Mary Pierson. 
6. Amos Sutherd cS: Jane Simson. 
July 4. Benjamin Pool & Jemima Burt. 

15. Edward Byram & Phebe Coe, 
Aug. 26. John Ogden & Phebe Howard. 
Sep. 12, Joseph Coe «i Abigail .More, of 
Rockaway, 
26, Elisha J(jhnson & Hannah Lyon, 
wido. 
Oct. 14. Daniel Kermicael & Bathsheba 

Clark. 
Nov. 14. Jeremiah Card & Elizabeth Moor, 
" Enoch Conger & Susanna White- 
head. 
23, Fredetic King & Mary Ayrs. 
28. Jacob Plow cS: Dinah Tompkins. 
Dec. I. Jas. Chadwick & Anne Holloway.. 
(To he Contiimed.) 



THE RECORD. 



3» 



1770. 
May 10. 

" 13- 



June 2. 
21. 

•' 28. 

Jul}' 15. 

" 17- 

" 25. 

Aug. 6. 



" 24. 

Sept. 20. 
" 27. 

Oct. I. 

" 15- 

Nov. 30 

1771- 
Jan. 2. 



Feb. I, 

" 21 

•' 25. 

Mar. 25. 



Apr. 
May 


26. 

3- 
8. 


•' 


15- 


June 


19. 


July 


II. 



IContimied f rampage 13.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 



Child of Philip Hathaway. 

Child of Ebenezer Stiles. . 

Jared. son of Uzal Tompkinsf, con- 
sumption, 

Samuel Lyon, aet. 56, dysentery. 

Child of Alexander Carmichael. 

Child of David Godden. 

Child of Alexander Johnson. 

Abigail, wife of John Sutten, aet. 
20. childbirth. 

Simon Huntington, aet. 74, dropsy. 

Child of Coonrod. scalded. 

Timothy, son of Jonathan Hath- 
away, aet. 5, ulcer in his head. 

Child of Nathan VVilkerson, aet. 2. 

Child of Benoni Hathaway. 

Rev. Mr. John Pierson*, aet. 82, old 
age. 

Child of John Ogden. 

Abraham, son of John Ogden, aet. 
3, drowned. 

Rev. Mr. John Walton.t* aet. 35, 

small pox. 
Widow Lyon, aet. 84, dysentery, 
Samuel Godden, aet. 73, old age. 

Susanna, wife of JohnWheeler, aet. 

21, 
John Pierson, aet. 39, small pox. 
Hannah, daughter of Joshua Ball, 

aet. 15, white swelling. 
Perkins Byram, aet. 23, small pox. 
Child of Frederick King, 
Jonathan Clark, aet. 18. 
Child of Philip Hathaway, small 

pox. 
Addi Serjant, small pox. 
Silas, son of David Fairchild, aet. 

2, scald, 
Sarah, wife of Ebenezer Howell, 

aet. 60, small pox. 
David Watt, aet. 87, old age. 
Child of Joseph King. 
Samuel, son of Jonas Philips, aet. i, 

teething. 
Mary, widow of Ebenezer Gregory, 

aet. 64, old age. 
Silas Flint, aet. 24, ulcers in his hip 

and thigh. 

Abigail, wife of Constant Cooper, 
aet. 28, decay. 



July 24. 
Aug. 2. 
Sept. 2. 



Oct. 



5- 



" 25. 
Nov. 6. 



Dec. 


27. 


177 


2. 


Jan. 


I 


" 


10 


Feb. 


10 


" 


20 


.. 


27 


Mar. 


26. 


" 


30- 


Apr. 


17- 


" 


21. 


May 




June 


I 


" 


24 


July 


— 


Aug. 


28 



Sept. 5. 

6. 

" 21. 

" 28. 

Oct. — 

" 26. 

" 29. 



" 30- 

Nov. — 

" 27. 

Dec. — 

1773- 
Jan. 4. 



Child of widow Flint. 

Stephen Freeman* aet. 84. sudden. 

Mary Cheever, aet. 16, consump- 
tion. 

Mary, daughter of Benoni Hath- 
away, aet. 6, putrid fever. 

Thomas Cheever, aet. 24, consump- 
tion. 

Ruth, daughter of John Mills, 
sprew. 

Josephus, son of Daniel Gard.f aet. 
2, worms. 

Solomon Bates, aet. 100, old age. 

Child of John Bridge. 

Child of Issac Ayres. 

Phoebe, daughter of Ezekiel Day 
aet. 6, fever. 

Child of Elijah Pierson. 

Child of Silas Moore. 

Thomas Wood, aet. yy, old age. 

Child of John Arnold. 

Moses, son of Thomas Miller, aet. 
2, worms. 

Child of Nathaniel Lhomedieu. 

Child of Philip Hathaway. 

Richard Easton, aet. 92, old age. 

Elizabeth, widow of John Lindsley* 
aet. 91, old age. 

A child of Trowbridges.t 

Child of James Kearney. 

Mary, daughter of John Losey. 

Child of Nathaniel Thompson. 

John, son of Jedediah Gregory, aet. 
14, drowned. 

Child of Nicholas Carter. 

Twins of Isaac Morris, 

Child of Doct. Samuel Tuthill. 

Hephzibah, ( aughter of Joseph 
Pierson, aet. 7, cholic. 

Child of Patrick M'Gill. 

Abijah Cheever, aet. 20, consump- 
tion. 

Rebekah, wife of Nathan Hatha- 
way, aet. 25. 

Child of Epenetus Beach. 

Samuel Loree, aet 23, bleeding at 
the lungs. 

Child of Jonathan Starke, aet. 6. 

Child ot Phinehas Fairchild. 

Child of Isaac Morris. 

Child of Abraham Hathaway. 
Ruth, daughter of Capt. Peter 
Dickerson, fever. 
{To be cuntimied.) 



32 



THE RECORD. 



(Contimted from page 24.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

March 9, 1773, the Trustees met at Doc't 
Tuthill's ; all present but Mr. Coe. agreed 
this A'essr. Primrose, Tuthili. Baleys and 
Stiles be a committee to view a certain tract 
of land of Shadrach Hayward's and if they 
think proper to z^ree for and purchase the 
same for the use and benefit of our com- 
munity and make Report at the next meet- 
ing of the Trustees, and further agreed to 
pay to Coll. Jac(jb Ford the Sum of Twenty 
one pounds Sixteen Shillings and eight 
pence. Light money being the full of his 
Den)and for moneys Expended and service 
done at & upon a certain Gully near the 
Courthouse and that the Said Sum be paid 
out of the moneys now in bank. 

April 24, 1773, the Trustees met at Doc't 
Tuthill's; all present; the committee ap- 
pointed at the last meeting Reported that 
they had Viewed the Lands proposed to be 
purchased of Shadrach Hayward and that 
they had agreed for the Same, being Sixty 
one Acres, & Seventy two hundreths of an 
acre, at three pounds pr. acre, then the 
Trustees f)roceeded & confirmed the Said 
purchase by taking Deed of sd. Hayward 
which is Dated April 2d, 1773, '" con- 
sideration of the sum of one hundred & 
eighty five pounds three Shillings & two 
pence, containing the sd. quantity of 61 
acres & 72 hundredths strict measure, and 
gave two Bonds to sd, Hayward, one for the 
payment of ;^i39., 3,, 2. and the other for the 
payment of the sum of £46,, o„ o. 

Total, ;{;io5„ 3„ 2. ., 
Further agreed that Silas Condict draw a 
copy of the old Subscription and present 
the Same to Such as have not Subscribed, 
towards purchasing a Parsonage in order 
that they may have opportunity to subscribe, 
& also to call upon the Inhabitants to dis- 
charge their Several Subscriptions formerly 
subscribed. &c. 

Oct. 18. 1773, the Trustees met at Cap't 
Dickersijns; present Mess. Primrose, Coe, 
Stiles & Condict; agreed that Silas Con- 
dict again Request the Inhabitants who 
Subscribed on the old subscription for 
the purchasing a parsonage to discharge 
the same or confess a judgment to the 



trustees for the same before Robert Goble^ 
Esq. 

June 13, 1774, the Trustees met at the 
Courthouse; all present but Mr. Coe; 
agreed that Sam'l Tuthili, Esq., draw a sub- 
scriptTon and present it to Such F^ersons as 
he shall think proper in order to Raise 
moneys to purchase a Tract of Land of 
Thomas Kenny, Esq., to enlarge and accom- 
modate the Public Parade, &c. 

August 22, 1774, the Trustees met at the 
Courthouse ; all present but Mess. Bayles 
& Stiles; agreed that Silas Condict (at the 
expence of the Society) goe to Perth Am- 
boy and get the Charter Recorded, and also 

T/ui/ he, the sd. Silas, Draw a copy of the 
sd. Charter & keep for common Perusal to 
save the original, &c. 

Also agreed that the Society may Enlarge 
the Meeting House at their discretion. Also 
appointed Mess. Henry Primrose, Sam'l 
Tuthili & Silas Condict a committee to 
meet and settle several Linesof the Parson- 
age & meeting house Tracts of Land. 

March 12, 1776, the Trustees met at Mr. 
Johnes's; present Mess. Baleys, ("onklin. 
Stiles, Tuthili & Condict ; absent Mess. Prim- 
rose & Coe. Mr. Johnes made application 
to the Trustees to purchase a small parcel 
of Land of the East Corner of the parsonage 
adj(jining the Road ; the determination 
whereof was deferred to the next meeting; 
adjourned to fryday, 22 Int. at Mr. Primrose, 
to meet at nine o'clock. 

March 22, the Trustees meet according to 
adjournment at Mr. Primrose; all present 
& took into consideration the Request of 
Mr. Johns which was Referred to this meet, 
and determined not to sell any of the Par- 
sonage Land at present ; then took into 
consideration the matter Respecting the 
house built on the Parish Land by Mr. 
Huntington & determined that the property 
of sd. House from the time of the Death of 
sd. Huntington & his wife belongs to the 
Trustees in behalf of the parish, agreed 
that the profits that have arisen since the 
death ^A sd. Huntington & wife may be ap- 
propriated to discharge the Just Debts of 
sd. Huntington. So far as it shall Extend 
there unto in such manner as shall appear 
Equitable to this Board and that for the 
future the profits that may arise therefrom 
be at the disposal of the Trustees. 

(To be Cuntinued.) * 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This sh.m l he Wrui-en kok riii; ( Ikn'eration ro Comk." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. I. 



MAY, 1880. 



NO. 



{^Printed with the apfirm'al nf Session.^ 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terms, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail, and may begin with 
the first number. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 



We call attention to the inquiry of Rev. 
Dr. Hatfield on the last page of this number 
of the Record. 



Can any one give us the date of the death 
or removal from town of an}"- of the Elders 
marked * in the list printed this month ? 



WHO CAN TELL. 

The date of the death or remozml from town 
' of the following persons : 

NAME. DATE Or JOINING CHURCH. 

Samuel Bailey, June 26, 1743. 

John Dorkis, 

Mary, wf. of Benj. Perkis, 

Hannah, da. of John Lind- 
sley, Jr., 

Elizabeth, wf. of Thomas 

Headley. Dec. 28, " 

James Tompkins, Feb. 24, 1744. 

Peter Norris, Aug. 31, 

Jude, serv.of Dea. Prudden, " " " 

Deborah, wf. of Thomas 
Allerton, 

Sarah,wf. of Stephen Free- 
man, Jan. II. 1745. 

Jacob Allerton, May 10, 

David Chitester, July 15, 



Nov. 2, 



Abigail, sister of David 
Chitester, 

Rachael, wf of J ohn Stiles, " 

Rachel, wf. of Sam'l Sam- 
son, Sept. 6, 

David Gauden, March 7 

Susanna, wf. of Jno. Frost, Oct. 24 

Phebe, wf. of Sam'l Bailey, May i, 1747 

Elizabeth, wf. of Ebenezer 



July 15. 1745. 



1746. 



Mott, 
Joseph Wood, 
Joseph Tichenor, 
Ame Holloway, 
Samuel Hudson, 
Mrs. Samuel Hudson, 
Hannah, wf. of Thos. Wil- 

kerson, 



Sept. 25, " 
Apr. 3, I748. 
Sept. 2, 1749. 

May 25, 1750. 



Oct. 6, 1 75 1. 



(Continited from page 27.) 

SYNOD OF PHILADELPHIA. 

May, 24th, 1739. 
The committee appointed to go to Han- 
over and help the people there in their 
difficulties, made report to the Synod of 
their compliance, and brought in the min- 
utes of their proceedings, which being read 
were approved and ordered to be inserted in 
their minutes, and are as follows, viz.: At 
a committee of the Synod met at Hanover. 
July 26th, 1738, according to appointment 
of Synod, ubz post preces sederunt Messrs. 
Jedediah Andrews, Gilbert Tennent, Wil- 
liam Tennent, Jun'r, John Cross. David 
Cowell and Richard Treat. Ministers of the 
Committee absent : Messrs. Samuel Blair, 
Eleazer Wales and Aaron Burr ; Mr. An- 
drews chosen Moderator ; Mr. Treat, Clerk ; 
Mr. Gilbert Tennent opened the commit- 
tee by a sermon, Ezek. xi, 19. The com- 
mittee in order to lay a clear foundation to 
go upon, thought proper to read and con- 



M 



THE RECORD. 



sider the minutes of the Synod in relation 
to the affairs, and after that was done the 
Moderator proceeded to inquire into the 
matter they were come about, and asked the 
people of West Hanover ; whether their cir- 
cumstances were altered for the better since 
the casting of the lot, and it was answered 
by some of them in the hearing and behalf 
of the whole that they were much increased 
as to numbers of persons in their society, 
and that they were near one-half abler than 
they were. Which representation was not 
contradicted nor disproved by any, and 
plainly appeared to the committee to be the 
truth of their case. A paper was also brought 
in by Mr. Kitchell and some others, in be- 
half of the eastern part, as their committee, 
setting forth their weakness and expressing 
their desire of an union with their western 
brethren, if it could be had upon reasonable 
terms. Upon which, that the committee 
might come to understand the real truth 
with respect to said eastern people, the 
Moderator proceeded to interrogate Mr. 
Kitchell, and others of said eastern part 
about their aflFairs and they informed the 
committee that they were much stronger 
than when the lot was cast, that though it 
was hard with them for the present to ful- 
fil their obligations to Mr. Nutman, yet they 
cannot but acknowledge they are in grow- 
ing circumstances, and able to support of 
themselves , adding withal, that it is their 
mind and the mind of this society, not to 
have an union with the whole of the wes- 



tern society but with a part only, and that 
if the committee should judge them to unite 
upon any of the former terms, covenants 
and agreement, it would be the destruction 
of the whole, and be prejudicial to the in- 
terest of religion among them. Whereupon 
the committee came unanimously to form 
their judgment after the following manner, 
viz.. That according as things are repre- 
sented to them and as they appear, they 
cannot but judge, 

1. That the former obligations of said 
people, by virtue of the lot formerly cast 
among them, aie now impracticable. 

2. That the end of the said lot will be 
much better answered by their being two 
separate societies, than by being united into 
one as formerly was desired and proposed. 

3. That therefore we judge said western 
people may be a separate society by them- 
selves. Furthermore, to prevent any dis- 
putes or difficulties between said western 
society and Basking-Ridge, it was propos- 
ed and agreed to, mutually by said people, 
that whosoever were desirous ot going trom 
the congregation where they belonged to 
the other, shall have liberty so to do, pro- 
vided they pay off all their respective debts 
to the society to which they have be- 
longed. 



The above determinations of the commit- 
tee were published to the aforesaid people, 
and all parties expressed their entire satis- 
faction therein. Concluded with prayer. 



LIST OF RULING ELDERS OF THE FIRST CHURCH. 



Joseph Prudden, 


1747. 


Matthew Lum, 


" 


John Lindsley, 




Joseph Coe, 


" 


Jacob Ford, 


•« 


Abner Beach, 


1752. 


Solomon Munson, 


1754. 


Daniel Lindsley. 




Daniel Morris, 


Nov. 6, 1761, 


Timothy Mills, 


<< (1 


Matthias Burnet. 


,4 



Buried Sept. 27, 1776, aet. 84. 
" May 21, 1777, aet. 70. 
Died March 9, 1750, aet. 56. 

♦Nov. 8, 1759. 
Died Jan. 19, 1777, aet. 73. 
Suspended May 8, 1752. 
Buried Feb. 8, 1^03, aet. 78. 
Died Aug. 14, 1777, aet. 76J. 

*Aug. 20, 1767. 
Resigned Aug. 25, 1775. 
Res.Oct. 31, 1 782,4 bur. Oct. i8,i783,aet. 60, 



•Hvt vitb 6«mVoi Ibr the la«t tim*. 



THE RECORD. 



35 



John Ayres, Esq., 

John Lindsley, Jr., 

Ezra Halsey, 

Joseph Lindsley, 

Gilbert Allen, 

Philip Condict, 

Jonas Phillips, 

Joseph Prudden, Jr., 

Caleb Munson, 

Philip Lindsley, 

Ezra Halsey, 

Isaac Prudden, 

Samuel Freeman, 

Jesse Cutler, 

Matthias Crane, 

Henry Vail, 

David Lindsley, 

Zophar Freeman, 

James Stevenson, 

Stephen Young, 

Jacob Pierson, 

Lewis Mills, 

Peter A. Johnson, 

Timothy Tucker, 

William Enslee, 

George K. Drake, 

Frederick King, 

Jonathan Thompson, 

Jonathan Oliver, 

Stephen A. Prudden, 

Jonathan D. Marvin, 

John B. Johnes, M. D., 

John R. Freeman 

Jonathan Pierson, 

Sylvester R. Whitehead, 

John W. Cortelyou 

Ezra Mills, 

Ira Condict Whitehead Esq., 

David Olyphant, 

Richard W. Stevenson, M. D., 

Joel Davis, 

Theodore Little, Esq., 

Henry M. Dalrymple, 

James D. Stevenson, Esq., 

Lebbeus B. Ward, 

Austin Requa, 

William W. Stone, 

Enoch T. Caskey, 

Joseph H. Van Doren, 

William G. Anderson, 

Aaron D. Whitehead, 

James Richards Voorhees, 

William D. Johnson, 

Wayland Spaulding, 



June 20, 1769, 

Nov. 2, 1770, 
July 31, 1777, 
Sept. 12, 1777, 



1785, 
July 2, 1785, 



1792, 



Sept. II, 1805, 



May 14, 1812, 



Oct. I, 1826, 



Sept. 9, 1832, 



Sept. 21, 1843, 
May 3, 1846, 
June 28, 1857, 

March 27, 1859, 

Jan. 2, 1870, 

Dec. 17, 1871, 



Died Apr, 29, 1777, aet. 57, 11, 5. 
" Sept. 10, 1784, aet. 56. 
Buried Oct. 23, 1775, aet. 48. 
Died Oct. 8, 1822, aet. 87. 
" Jan. 6, 1 8 16, aet. 80. 
Dec. 23. 1801, aet. 92,, 8. 
Dec. 26. 1813, aet. 78,, 9,, 13. 
" April 20 or 24, 1816, aet. 87. 
" Feb. 25, 1815, aet. 80. 
*July 2, 1789. 
*Dec. 27, 1830. 
Bur. June 22, 1798, aet. 60. 
Died Sept. 16, 1833, aet. 8o„ 7,, 25. 

" Sept. 4, 1827, aet. 70,, 6„ 14. 
Dis. to Union Town Pa., Jan. 7, 1825. 
Died Nov. 12, 1832, aet. 79, 

*Dec. II. 1832. 
Dis. to Chatham, Aug. 26, 1825. 
Died Oct. 1842, aet. 82. 
Died Feb. 10, 1867, aet. 92,, 2,, 12. 
Suspended Dec. 16, 1816. 
Resigned Sept. i, 1839. 
Died Feb. 12, 1854, aet. 71,, 7,, 14. 
Died Dec. 8, 1839, aet. 70,, 4,, i. 

•• Sept. 17, i860, aet. 83,, 6. 
Bur. May 8, 1837, aet. 48. 
Died Aug. 13, 1874, aet. 81., ii„ 2. 
Resigned March 30, 1836. 
*May 23, 1833. 
Died Dec. 29, 1869, aet. 85. 
Resigned Dec. 15, 1870. 

March 30, 1836. 
Died Nov. 25, 1859, aet. 73,, 7,. 19. 
*Nov. 15, 1832. 
*May 30, 1856. 
*Feb. 20, 1834. 
Died May i, 1872, aet. 72,, 7,, 15. 

" Aug. 27. 1867, aet. 69. 
Dis to N. Y. City, Jan. 6, 1875. 
Resigned Aug. 3, 1870. 



Dis. to San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 4, 1278. 



April 4, 1880. 



Died Aug. 4, 1872, aet. 



Resigned Nov. 13, 1879. 



36 



THE RECORD. 



1753- 
May 14. 
Sept.23. 
Nov. 2. 

1754- 
Feb. 24. 

" 24. 

" 24. 

Apr. I. 

I. 

July 6. 

Dec. 30. 

1755- 
Jan. 3. 
Mar. 9. 
May 10. 
June 8. 

" 15- 

" 15- 
Aug. 3. 

1756. 
Apr. 4. 

•' 4- 
" 26. 
" 26. 

May 16. 
June 20. 
Aug. I. 

" 15- 
Sept. 1 9. 
Oct. 3. 
Dec. 5. 

1757. 
Mav I 



July 3. 
" 10. 

1758. 
Jan. I. 



Mar. 19. 

July 10. 

Aug.13. 

" 12. 

1759- 
Feb. 18. 



{Contimted from page 2'6.) | 

HALF-WAY MEMBERS. j 

Solloman & Mary Munson, his wf. 
Philip Hiithaway entered Cov. 
John Fford. 

Samuel Arnold entered Cov. 

Phebe " his wf. Renewed Cov. 

Mary, Samuel Hudson's wf. 

Samuel Tuttle. Doc. 

Sarah, wf. of Doc. Tuttle. 

Phebe Cole. 

Joseph Pierson & wf. 

Jonathan and Joanna Stiles. 
John Cole and his wf. 
Margaret Sorden Entered Cov. 
Humi Whitehead 
Phineas Fairchild. 
Sarah " wf. 

Mary Shipman. 

Elijah Pierson & his wf. 
Demas Lindsley & his wf. 
John Pitney & Sarah his wf. 
Christopher Wood & Phebe his 

wf. 
Catura, Philip Hathaway's wf. 
Jemima Burt. 

Moses Prudden & his wf. Mary. 
Sarah, Daniel Freman's wf. 
Rebecca Woods, Wido. 
David Beeman & his wf. 
Sarah, John Lindsley's wf. 

Benjamin Prudden & his wf. 

Bailey, Jr. & wf. 
Stephen Hedges & his wf. 
Thomas Tuttle & his wf. 
Adoniram Prudden & his wf. 

Benjamin Pierson & his wf. Phebe. 
Ebenezer Hathaway & his wf. Abi- 
gail. 
Wido. Sarah Allen. 
Seth Mahurin & his wf. 
Sarah, wife of William Goodwin. 
William Akeman & wt. Letitia. 

Abigail, wf. of Constant Cooper, 
Entered Cov. & Bap., Adult. 

Phebe Wheler, Entered Covenant 
& Bap., Adult. 



Mar. 25. 
Apr. 22. 
May 8. 



June 


10. 


July 


29. 


Aug. 


12. 


Nov. 


25- 


i7f 


)0. 


Feb. 


10. 


May 


25- 


" 


25. 


June 


22. 


.. 


29. 


July 


20. 


Aug 


10. 


Sept 


5- 


1761. 


Jan. 


18. 


" 


25- 


Feb. 


8. 


Apr. 


19- 


June2i. 



July 17. 



July 


26. 


Aug. 


18. 


Dec. 


6. 


176 


2. 


Jan. 


17- 


Apr. 


1 1. 


May 23. 


June 


•3 




27. 


July 


25- 


Sept 


'9- 


" 


26. 


Nov. 


7. 



Moses Johnson & his wf. 
Samuel Bayles & Elizabeth his wf. 
Daniel Morris & Hannah, his wf. 
Joshua Gearing & wf. Susannah. 
John Hunterdon & his wf. Eliza- 
beth. 
John Pierson Si wf. Ruth. 
Samuel Lorain & wf. Sibilli. 
Mary, James Lose's (?) wf. 

Benjamin Lindley & Sarah his wf. 
RhodaWheeler Bap. adult, / cjgtgj-g 
Sarah " " " ( 

Elizabeth, wf. of Thomas Kenny, 

Bap. Adult. 
Hannah, wf. of Joseph Morris. 
Elizabeth, wf. of William Loyd. 
David Fairchild & Catharine his wf. 
Daniel Coe and his wf. 
Bette Lyon, Wido. 
Philip Price & Sarah his wf. 

Silas Day & Phebe his wife. 
Eleazar Lindsly and his wf. Mary, 
Alexander Kermicle & his wf. Mary. 
Joseph Stiles & his wf. Hannah. 
Jonathan Hathaway & his wf. 

Lydia. 
Gibard Allen & Elizabeth entered 

Cov. 
Joseph Cundict & Rhoda his wf. 
Nathaniel Cundict & Sarah his wf. 
Gilbard Ludlum & Abigail hiswf. 
Dan. McKenne. 
John Loder. 
James McKey. 

Stephen Norris & his wf. Rebecca. 
Sarah Nicholl & Bap. adult. 
Catharine, Doc'r Goold's wf. 
Jeremiah Gard & his 3 chn.. John, 
Phebe & Rebecca. 
. Moses Lindsly & Trane (?) his wf. 
Hannah & Mary Garrigus, Bap. 

adults. 
Josiah Beman & Huldah his wf. 
Sarah, Ephraim Howard's wf. 
, Silas Condict. 
Charity Pitney. 
Letitia, Stephen Munson's wf., Bap. 

adult. 
Susannah, Caleb Munson's wf., 
Bap. adult. 

( To be con tinned. ) 



THE RECORD. 



37 





( Continued from page 29.) 

BAPTISMS. 




Oct. 14. 

Nov. 5. 




:o: 




" 26. 


I75I. 

Sept.22. 


William Nanne, child Rachel. 




Dec. 3. 
" 10. 


Oct. 6. 


William Lose & \vf., twins. Susanna 




" 6. 


& Jane. 
Peter Stagg on \vf s. accompt. 
Sar..h. 


ch. 


1753- 

Jan. 14. 

'• 21. 



" 27. 

Nov.i I. 

" H- 

" 18, 
Dec. 15. 

I7S2. 
Jan. 19. 



Mar 


8. 


" 


15- 


" 


19- 


Apr 


2. 


" 


5- 


" 


12. 


May 


9- 



'• 24. 

Junei3. 

'• 13- 
" 24. 
July 7. 

Sept. 24. 



Oct. 14. 



Hur Orsborn on wfs. accompt., 
ch. 

John Lose, Jun'r. on wfs. accompt., 
ch. Phebe. 

Suse, wf. of Joseph Johnes, chn. 
Bap., Named, I think, Joseph, 
William & John. 

Jesse Reves at Rockaway, Daugh- 
ter, name Denson, 

Daniel Wick & wf., ch. Jane. 

Philip Condit & wf., ch. Ezekiel. 

Daniel Frost, child, wfs. accompt.. 
Named Susanna. 

Joshua Whitehead, child, wfs. ac- 
compt.. Named Caleb. 

John Robards, ch. 

Thomas Wilkerson & wf , ch. Mi- 
riam. 

Gideon Rigs & wf.. ch. 

Eliacam Sicard & wt., ch. Sarah. 

Zophar Freeman & wf , ch. Joanna. 

Simeon Hathaway &:wf, ch. Miriam. 

Thomas Bridge & wf , ch. Pamela. 

Shadrack Howard & wf , chn. Rhode 
& Isaac. 

Benjamin Freman & wf , ch. Sarah. 

Uriah Cutler & wf , ch. Phebe. 

Stephen Mahurin & wf , ch. Phebe. 

Peter Norris & wf , ch. Kezia. 

William Brown & wf , ch. Ezra. 

Junia Lindley, ch. Chaiity. 

John Lindley & wf, Joanna, ch. 
Hanah. 

Jonathan Reve, Household — wf 
Elizabeth, chn. Samuel, Martha, 
Nathan, John. 

Robard Arnolds on wfs. accompt., 
ch. Elizabeth. 

Isaia Wines & wf , ch. Ebenezar. 

Abraham Hathaway, Jun., ch. Mar- 
tha. 

Jeremiah Johnson on wfs. accompt., 
ch. Comfort. 

Zophar Gildersleeve & wf, ch. 
Ezekiel. 



Feb. 18. 

" 25, 

Apr. 8. 

May 14. 
Junei7. 

" 17- 



July 8. 
" 29. 

Aug.25. 
*' 29. 

Sept. 9. 



•' 23. 
'• 30. 
" 30- 

Oct. 21. 

" 27. 
Nov. 2. 



18. 



Dec. 29. 

1754- 
Jan. 20. 



•' 37. 
Feb. 24. 



John Burrel, ch. Unice. 
Ruth, wf of Jacob Smith, ch. Humi. 
Thomas Coe, ch. Mary. 
Caleb Lindsley, ch. John. 
Matthew Fairchild, and wf ch. Jona- 
than. 

Richard Wood, ch. Richard. 
Capt. Joseph Stiles & wf , ch. Com- 
fort. 
Benjamin Coe & wf, ch. Peter. 
Henr}^ Gardiner & wf , ch. Joanna. 
Jabish Bears & wf , ch. Daniel. 

David Ogden on wfs. accompt., 
ch. 

Samuel Day, twins, Samuel & 

Abraham. 

Solloman Munson & wf , ch. Martha, 

Philip Cundit & wf , ch. Philip. 

John Allen & wf , ch. Daniel. 

Benjamin Halsey & wf , ch. Ezra. 

Joseph Tompkins on wfs. accompt., 
ch. 

John Perkhurst & wf , ch. John. 

Jude is Servant of Deacon Prudden, 

ch. Tabitha. 
Eliacam Suads wf., ch. Samuel. 
Sarah, wf of James Frost, son John 

& 2 Servants chn., Peg & Ame. 
Gideon Riggs & wf , ch. Gideon. 
Benj. Pierson & wf had ye negro 

chn. bap. Peg & Lewis. 
Philip Hathaway, Adult. 
Peter Dickerson & wf , ch. Jesse. 
Abel Lion on wfs. accompt., ch. 

Jacob. 
Jonathan Reeve & wf , ch. Mary. 
William Nanne & wf, ch. Daniel. 
John Fford & wf , chn. Penelope & 

Jacob. 
Junia Lindley, ch. Ephraim. 
Nathaniel Stilwell, Jun, & wf, ch. 

Martha. 
Henery Primrose & wf , ch. Phebe. 

Abraham Hathaway, ch. Richad.' ; 
Jonathan Woods on wfs. accompt., 

ch. Samuel. 
JoshuaWhitehead on wfs. accompt., 

ch. Timothy. 
Samuel Munson, ch. Elizabeth. 
Stephen Conklin & wf., ch. Ruth. 
Samuel Arnold, Adult, & his chn. 

Jacob & John, 
( To be co7itinu*d. ) 



38 



THE RECORD. 



1763. 
Jan. 5. 



( Continued from page 30. ) 

MARRIAGES. 



" 23. 
" 24. 

" 31 
Apr. 3. 

" 17. 



Solloman Boyle & Sarah Ailing, 
wido. 
9. Ebenezar Haultbut,& Sarah Nichol. 
Feb. 6. Peter Prudden & Rhoda Cundict. 

" 8. Philip Lindsley & Mary McFeran. 
Mar. 16. Silas Condict & Abigail Byram. 
" 20. Eliphalet Clark & Wido. Rebecca 
Stockbridge. 

Nicholas Carter & Sarah Easton, 

Boys Prudden & Elizabeth Baldwin. 

Benoni Thomas & Wido. Elizabeth 
Bates. 

Jacob Faugerson & Abigail Mills. 

Amos Wade & Elizabeth Jewel, 
both of Connecticut Farmes. 

Abraham Drake & Anne Young, 
both of Succasunny. 

Uriah Cutler & Wido. Sarah White- 
head. 

Abial Fairchild & Esther Card. 

Henry Clark, Jun., Widower & 
Sibbel Loring, wido. 

Nathaniel Morris &Hopestill Wood 

John Cooper & Magdalen Boyle. 

John Hathaway & Jemima Extell. 

Peter Dickerson & Wido., Sarah 
Oharrow, 

Larence Cumming & Lea Hall. 

Jacob Erase, of New Providence, 
& Elizabeth McFeran. 

Oilman Freman & Mary Nicholl. 

Caleb Fairchild & Phebe Gard. 

Seth Babbit & Jemima Lindsley. 

David Case, of Roxbury & Mary 
Dickerson. 

Benj'n Silvester & Hannah Still- 
well, both of Mendham. 

Libeus Dod & Mary Baldwin. 
Ebenzer Cook & Elizabeth Dod, 
all of Mendham stood up to- 
gether. 
" Now married 284 couple." 
" 8. Alexander Aikman & Elizabeth 

Lewis, 
" 12. John Roy & Abigail Morris. 
" " Thomas Miller & Bathiah Post. 
" 18. Ebenezer Byram & Lydia Guiring. 
•• " Joseph Lefollet & Lydia Carter, all 
of Mendham. 



July 


13- 


Aug. 


18. 


" 


24. 


Sep. 


II. 


Nov 


6. 


" 


7. 


" 


9- 


Nov 


23. 


Dec. 


19- 


" 


20. 


" 


22. 



" 29. 
1764. 

Jan. 5. 



Feb. 


9- 


Mar. 


7. 


« 


21. 


" 


26. 


Apr. 


8. 


May 


29. 


June 


'13- 


" 


26. 



Aug. 14 



Sept.23. 

Oct. 3. 

" 4- 



31- 



Dec. 


6. 


** 


13- 


" 


20. 


1765. 


Jan. 


19- 


" 


22. 


Feb. 


3- 


Mar. 


28. 


Apr. 
May 


15- 

14- 


June 10. 


Sept 
Oct. 


I. 
10. 



" 25. 

Nov. 19. 
Dec. 3. 

" 4- 

" 10. 

" II. 

" 22. 

'• 24. 



Charles Millen & Abigail Davis, 

both of Mendham. 
Thomas Kent & Wido. Sarah Fan- 

ger. 
Nath:\niel Peck & Mary Condict. 
Moses Wilkerson & Phebe Ors- 

born. 
Ephriam Lyon & Hannah Morris. 
Zephaniah Burt & Hannah Axtel. 
John Laporte & Naomi Day. 
Jabish Baldwin & Eunice Carter, 

both of Mendham. 
Nehemiah Stanborough & Mary 

Minthorn. 
Isaac Woodruff & Mary Leonard, 

both of Mendham. 
Josiah Hall & Abigail Johnson. 
Hugh Catter & Elizabeth Southard. 
Daniel Trowbridge & Sarah Lud- 

lum. 
Nathaniel Cundict & Abigail 

Wines. 
Joseph Clark & Mary Baldwin. 
Onessimus Whitehead & Rebecca 

Cundict. 
Abel Tompkins & Elizabeth Bridge. 
Joseph Winget & Wido. Sarah 

Freman. 
Zebedee Wood & Mary Carson. 

David Lewis & Mary Rude, both of 
Ringwood. 

Benoni Hathaway & Ruth Ludlam. 

Ephraim Hayward & Jehoaddan 
Burrell. 

Icabod Cermichael & Phebe Clark. 

Robart Hinds & Sarah Lindsley. 

Jonathan Stark & Margaret Ball. 

John Redman & Hannah Cutler. 

Zenas Cundit & Phebe Johnson. 

lames Brookfield & Deborah Ray- 
ner. 

Nathaniel Mather & Mary White- 
head. 

Henry Dow Trip & Zerujah Kenny. 

Shubael Trowbridge & Mary Bayles 

Andrew Wade & Martha Riggs. 

Jonas Gobill & Ruth Fairchild. 

Henry Gobill & Lydia Conger. 

Samuel Wright & Mary Walker. 

Nathaniel Armstrong & Rachael 
Lyon. 

( To be Contimied.) 



THE RECORD. 



39 



{.Continiud from page 31.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 

1773- 
Jan. i6. Elizabeth, daujsfhter of Stephen Ar- 
nold, aet. I, Putrid sore throat. 
" 17. Ezekiel, son of Stephen Arnold, 

aet. 2, Putrid sore throat. 
" 20. Elizabeth, daughter of Widow Case, 

aet. 2. 
" 25. Rhoda Casterline, aet. 20, Phrenzy. 
" 25. Child of Robert Youngs, jun., aet. 4. 
Feb. I. Rebekah, wife of William Vergu- 
son,* aet. 30, Consumption. 
" 2. Solomon Southard, aet. 37, Con- 
sumption. 
" 10. Child of John Arnold, 
" II. Shadrach, son of Daniel Howard, 

aet. 10, Consumption. 
" 17. Rachel, wife of Abraham Ludlow, 

aet. 29, Consumption. 
" 18. Joshua Ball, aet. 50, Consumption. 
" 22. Child of Ichabod Blacklidge, aet. 4. 
" 23. Charles, son of Silas Howell, aet. i. 
" 26. Flora, servant of Col. Ford, 
Mar. 9. John Bridge, aet. 30, Consumption. 
Apr. Child of William Hulberts, aet. 11. 
June Child of Barnabas Winds. 

" Dol, Servant of Deacon Burnet, aet. 

9, Mortification in her hip. 
" Child of Carter. 

July 13. Abijah, son of Widow Cheever, aet. 
I, Consumption. 
" 18. Rachel, daughter of Jacob Ball, aet 

I, Worms. 
" 25. Child of Ralph Bridge, 
" 26. Child of John Gard, aet. i. 
Aug. Child of Amariah Parker. 
Sept. 6. Child of Jonathan Benjamin. . 
" 17. David Reynolds, 
" 24. Elizabeth, daughter of Gilbert Lud- 
low, aet. I. 
" 28. Hannah, Widow of Daniel Smith, 
aet. 58, Consumption. 
Oct. 29. John, son of William Cherry, t aet 

3, Inflammatory Fever. 
Nov. 7. Child of Mockridge. 

" 7. Bethiah, Widow of Thomas Wood,* 
aet. 74, Old age. 
Dec. I. Matthias Hoppen, aet, 68, Fever. 
" 14. Rhoda, daughter of Peter Piudden, 
^ot. 8, Putrid sore throat. 



1774. 
Jan. 7. 

" 14- 

Feb. 7. 
Mar.i2. 

Apr. 1 1. 
" 1 1. 

" 15- 
" 24. 

" 25. 

" 28. 

May 14. 

" 28. 

" 30- 

" 30. 

July 14. 

" 24. 
Aug 24. 

" 25. 

Sept. 
" 21. 

" 14- 
" 26. 

" 27. 
Oct. 16. 

" 24. 

N0V.5. 

" 9. 
" H- 

" 27. 

1775- 
Jan. 15. A child of Elijah Holloway. 

" A child of Benjamin Prudden. 

Feb. 8. David Rattan,* aet. 75, Old-age, 

" A child of Zerah Rolfe, 
{To he eotitmued.) 



Edward Griffin, son of Timothy 

Mills, jun., aet. 3, Fever, 
Mary, Wife of Ezekiel Day, aet. 29, 

Consumption. 
William, son of David Youngs, aet.2. 
Sally, daughter of Frederick King, 

aet. 6, Fever. 
Samuel Rolfe, aet. 70, Asthma. 
Child of Elisha Johnson,! 
Creed Ludlow, aet. 53, Small-Pox. 
Nathan, son of Peter Norris, jun., 

aet. 2, Hives. 
Thankful, wife of Joseph Cathcart, 

aet. 66, Decay of Nature. 
Stephen Arnold, aet. 14, Consump- 
tion. 
Anna, daughter of Joseph Lindsley, 

aet. 3, Fever. 
John, son of Aaron Pierson and 

Mary, aet. 28, Accidental. 
Servant boy of Ebenezer Howell, 

aet. 15, Drowned. 
Lydia, daughter of Hezekiah Stib- 

bens, aet. 4, Fever. 
Peter Condict, aet. 30, Sudden. 
Child of David Douglass, Fever. 
Kezia Ball,* aet. 27, Consumption. 
Deborah, wife of Stephen Conkling, 

aet. 49, Rupture. 
Child of Reeves Lozaw, 
Mary, widow of John Johnson,* aet. 

91, Old-age. 
Mary, wife of William Arnold, aet. 

38, Consumption. 
Rachel, wife of Benjamin Freeman, 

aet. 60, Epilepsy. 
A child oi George Phillips, 
A child of Dennis Combs, 
Anne, wife of Joseph Benway, aet. 

30, Consumption. 
Benjamin, son of widow Southard, 

aet. 2, Sore throat. 
A child of Abraham Talmage. 
James, son of James Brookfield, 

aet. 4, Inflammatory fever. 
A child of Peter Hill. 



40 



THE RECORD. 



( Contimied from page 32.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

The Trustees appointed Stephen Conklin 
& Samuel Tuthill, Esq., a committee to hire 
out the sd. House for the year ensuing & to 
Repair the fence round the Burying yard 
agreed that Silas Condite take the fur- 
ther trouble to call on such of the Inhabi- 
tants as have hitherto neglected to discharge 
their subscription for a Parsonage to pay the 
same or give their notes for the same & also 
to require such as are Indebted by note &c. 
to pay their Interests that are due or Renew 
their obligation & to make Return ofihe 
names of such as may Refuse to comply 
herewith at the next meeting the Trustees 
agree to accept a note of ^5,, 10, from Dea- 
con Lum against Thomas Coe & discharge 
his subscription & settle with sd. Lum the 
over plus that the sd. note is more than sd. 
subscription at a future tinle. 

September 16. 1777. the Trustees met (and 
being Informed by the Rev'd. Mr. Johnes 
that upon the Death of Joseph Stiles, Esq., 
one of the Trustees, Jonathan Stiles. Esq. 
was elected in his Room, & that Benjamin 
Lindsley, Esq., & Jonathan Ford were Elect- 
ed in the Room of Henry Primrose & Benja- 
min Baleys who had resigned on account of 
Infirmity & that John Mills was Elected in- 
stead of Benjamin Coe who had removed 
out of the Parish) present, Mr. Conklin, Mr. 
Tuthill, Mr. Stiles, Mr. Mills. 

Agreed that a copy of the Charter be 
made out & delivered to the Elders of the 
church. Also agreed that Mr. Conklin, 
Mr. Tuthill, Mr. Lindsly & Mr. Stiles or any 
two of them wait upon some of the Docts. 
ol the Hospital in Morristown & apply for a 
resignation of the meeting heuse and if ob- 
tained then to apply to the Commanding 
Officer at this post to remove the troops 
thence & at their discretion to proceed fur- 
ther in cleansing and refiting the Hou.se for 
Public Worship & to make report of their 
progress in the premises at their next ir.eet- 
ing. 

April 27, 1778, the Trustees met at Mr. 
Johnes, present Mr. Conklin, Mr. Lindsly, 
Mr. Stiles, Mr. Ford, Mr. Mills A Mr. Con- 
diet. The former president Mr. Primrose, 
having Resignt^d the Board proceeded to 
the choyce of another when Silas Condict 
was duly Elected president. 



Agreed that the Rever'd Mr. Johnes be re- 
quested to employ some persons who un- 
derstands the Business to alter the method 
of Ringing the Bell from that in which it 
now swings to that of setting it up in Ring- 
ing and that the Board will defray the ex- 
penses thereof. 

Agreed that Mr. Stiles. Mr. Mills & Mr. 
Ford be a committee to complete the par- 
sonage fence & to collect the subscript'n 
therefor & Report to thefeoard at their next 
meeting. 

Agreed that Mr. Stiles do by writing or 
otherways call on such of the Inhabitants 
who have not paid their subscrip'n for pur- 
chasing a Parsonage, and to acquaint them 
that a further neglect of paying the same 
will be deemed a refusal to pay. 

Agreed that Mr. Tuthill «t Mr. Condict or 
either of them do Settle accounts with the 
Rev'd Mr. Johnes, & make Report to the 
Board at the meeting. 

Juh^ 13th. 1778, the Trustees met at Doer. 
Tuthills, present, Mr. Conklin. Mr. Tuthill, 
Mr. Stiles, Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Mills & the 
President agreed that Mr. Tuthill, Mr. 
Stiles & Mr. Mills be a committee to wait on 
Doct. Draper & inform him of the Law of 
this State Relative to Billeting of Soldiers, 
& that the committee or either of them be 
Impowered to prosecute such Person or 
Persons who may take possession of the 
meeting house or other property of the 
Trustees contrary to the said Law, <t that 
they make report what they have done in 
the premises to this Board at their next 
meeting. 

Mr. Condict Reported that he had settled 
accounts with Mr. Johnes Respecting his 
Salary from a former Settlement in the year 
1769 untill the year 1775 inclusive and made 
an even Bal lance. 

( To he co7itinued. ) 



Wanted. — To learn the parentage of Mr. 
Thomas Miller, and of Margaret, his 
wife. They resided at New Vernon. Morris 
county and were the parents of James, John, 
Thomas, & Isaac Miller. Their son Isaac 
married 1768, Joanna, daughter of Benjamin 
Halsey, and was the father of Halsey, Joseph 
and Silas Miller, and of Mr. Jacob Mann & 
Mrs. Kitchell Bridge. E. F. H. 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

"This shall de Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. I. 



JUNE, 1880. 



NO. 6. 



(Printed with the approval 0/ Session.) 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J, Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail, and may begin with 
the first number. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

(The following articles are taken from the 
Feb. and Dec, 1851, Nos. of T/te Presbyte- 
rian Magazine, edited by C. Van Rensselaer. 
— Editor of Record.) 



WASHINGTON AT THE COMMUNION TA 
BLE IN MORRISTOWN. NEW JERSEY. 



The Rev. Dr. Cox, of Brooklyn, New 
York, first gave to the public the circum- 
stances attending this interesting event, 
which he received from Dr. Hiilyer, who 
had it from the lips of Rev. Dr. Timothy 
Johnes himself; the latter being the pastor 
of the church at Morristown at the time. 

" While the American army under the 
command of Washington, lay encamped in 
the environs of Morristown, New Jersey, it 
occurred that the service of the communion, 
then observed semi-annually only, was to 
be administered in the Presbyterian church 
of that village. In a morning of the pre- 
vious week, the General, after his accustom- 
ed inspection of the camp, visited the house 
of the Rev. Dr. Johnes, then pastor of that 
church, and after the usual preliminaries, 
thus accosted him : " Doctor, I understand 
that the Lord's Supper is to be celebrated 



with you next Sunday. I would learn if i* 
accords with the canons of your church to 
admit communicants of another denomina- 
tion ?" The Doctor rejoined, ' most cer- 
tainly ; ours is not the Presbyterian table, 
General, but the Lord's Table ; and we 
hence give the Lord's invitation to all his 
followers, of whatever name.' The General 
replied, ' I am glad of it ; that is as it ought 
to be; but as I was not quite sure of the fact.I 
thought I would ascertain it from yourself, 
as I propose to join with you on that occa- 
sion. Though a member of the Church of 
England,. I have no exclusive partialities.' 

The Doctor reassured him of a cordial 
welcome, and the General was found seated 
with the communicants the next Sabbath."! 

tHaving been recently at Morristown, 
we obtained additional evidence of the truth 
of Dr. Cox's anecdote. The Rev. James 
Richards, D.D., the present pastor of the 
ist Presbyterian church, and son of the 
venerable Dr. Richards who succeeded Dr. 
Johnes in 1794, says that he has often heard 
his father relate the circuiVistance, who had 
himself heard it from Dr. Johnes. The Rev. 
Albert Barnes, formerly pastor of the same 
church, also says that he has never had any 
doubt on the subject. We may give the 
evidence in detail hereafter. 



In the February number of the Presbyte- 
rian Magazine we gave some historical inci- 
dents connecting the memory of Washing- 
ton, in a somewhat interesting manner, 
with the Presbyterian church. Among the 
incidents mentioned, was the fact that the 
only time Washington was known to par- 
take of the Lord's Supper, after the com- 
mencement of his public career, was in the 
Presbyterian Church, in Morristown, N. J. 
Shortly after the publication of the article 
referred to, we received a letter from our 
friend, the Rev. Nicholas Chevalier, of 
Christianburgh, Va., who stated that in a 



42 



THE RECORD. 



visit at Dr. Johnes' at Morristown, some 
years since, he was informed by that vener- 
able man, who was a son of the Reii. Dr. 
Johnes. that he had often heard his father 
say, "that the religious services of the 
Church were held, not in the meeting-house, 
but in an orchard not far from the parson- 
age. In order to ascertain more fully the 
facts of the case, we addressed a letter to 
the Rev. O. L. Kirtland, pastor of the 
Second Presbyterian Church, at Morris- 
town, who was the more competent to an- 
swer the inquiries, from the circumstance 
that he had himself married into the family 
of the Rev, Dr. Johnes. The following is 
Mr. Kirtland's reply; 
Rei^. and Dear Brother : 

* * * * Touching the reli- 

gious services in the orchard, and the com- 
munion there attended by Washington, the 
information which you speak of as received 
from the Rev. Mr. Chevalier was substan- 
tially correct. The father of Mrs. Kirtland 
was the son of the Rev. Dr. Timothy Johnes 
— lived with him, and took care of him in 
his old age, and till his death — remained in 
the homestead of his father, and died there 
in his 83d year, Nov. 1836. Mrs. Kirtland 
was born in the same house, and never had 
her home elsewhere till a short time since. 
She recollects very distinctly that she was 
accustomed to hear her father speak of the 
fact that the religious services of the con- 
gregation 7vere C07iducted in the orchard, in 
the rear of the house, whilst Washington was 
here during the Revolutionary War. This 
was one of the familiar facts often repeated 
during her early years. She has no doubt, 
that a part of the familiar subject of the 
conversation of her father with the family^ 
and with visitors, was, that the communion 
which General Washington attended was 
held in the orchard. 

In the orchard there is a natural basin 
several feet deep, and a few rods in diame- 
ter. The basin was formerly considerably 
deeper than at present, having been partly 
filled in the process of tilling ever since the 
Revolution. Mrs. Kirtland recollects that 
her father used to say, that when the peo- 
ple assembled for worship, they occupied 
the bottom of that basin for their place of 
meeting. The minister stood on one side 



of the basin, so as to be elevated above his 
congregation. The whole field inclines to- 
wards the morning and mid-daj' sun. The 
rising grounds in the rear would, to a great 
extent, shield the congregation from the 
usual winds of winter. Indeed, the basin 
was formerly so deep, that the wind from 
any direction, would mainly pass over them. 

A brother of Mrs. Kirtland, several years 
older than herself, and other members of 
the family, tell me that their recollections are 
distinct, and in harmony with hers, touch- 
ing the meetings in the orchard, the com- 
munion, and the presence of Washington 
there. 

John B. Johnes, M. D., now living in this 
place, and over sixty years of age, grandson 
of the old minister, and cousin of Mrs. Kirt- 
land, recollects it as the fa:::iliar talk of his 
father, and also of his uncle, Mrs. Kirtland's 
father, that the religious services, whilst 
Washington was here, were in that orchard. 

Mrs. Scofield, wife of one of our lawyers, 
and grand-daughter of a Mrs. Ford, whose 
name has been handed down to us fragrant 
with piety, informs me that hergrandmother 
used to tell her about attending the meet- 
ings in the orchard. On one occasion, 
when the old lady was present, Washington 
was there sitting in his catnp chair, brought 
in for the occasion. Dtiring the service, a 
woman came into the congregation with a 
child in her arms ; Washington arose from 
his chair and gave it to the woman with the 
child. 

I think a large amount of similar testi- 
mony may be obtained, making the proof 
of the meetings in the orchard, of the com- 
munion, and of the attendance of Washing- 
ton there, about as strong as tradition could 
make it. 

You wished to know w/^7 they should and 
how they could meet in the open air in the 
winter. Tradition says that there was a 
vast amount of sickness and suffering in 
the army, that the small-pox prevailed fear- 
fully, and that the Presbyteriaii and Baptist 
churches, and court-house were occupied as 
hospitals — the father of Mrs. Kirtland hav- 
ing, the latter part of the time, the supervi- 
sion of the hospitals — so that there was no 
place for the meeting of the congregation, 
except in the open air. 



THE RECORD. 



43 



We should not forget that the soldiers of 
the Revolution, and the good people who 
lived here at that time, were more hardy 
than this generation. Trembling, as they 
were, all winter, with the fear of an attack 
from the British, their house of worship oc- 
cupied with poor, sick, dying and dead men, 
(for tradition says that numbers of dead men 
would be found under the seats in the morn- 
ing z. e. before the arrangements for their 
care had been perfected by my wife's father) 
it is by no means incredible that the pious 
souls of such a race should meet in such a 
basin as Providence had made lor them, to 
pay their homage to the Most High, and to 
commemorate the love of the Redeemer, 
even in winter. We forget the character of 
the people, and of the times, if we suppose 
that there were not those who would think 
very little of the. cold, if they could, in such 
circumstances, enjoy a season of religious 
worship, even in the open air. Those now 
living here, who have heard their fathers 
and grandfathers describe, as eye-witnesses 
of, and partners in, the sufferings of the 
times, would think that a season of worship 
in such circumstances, must have been 
sought as a relief from sufferings, to which 
many of them were constantly subject. 

You will excuse me for departing from 
the subject of your inquiries to state a fact. 

Soon after I came to Morristown, in 1837, 
I think, I visited my native place, and met 
there an old man, bowed down with age, 
leaning tremblingly upon the top of his 
staff. His name was Cook. In my early 
childhood, he had been the physician in my 
father's family. As the old man met me, he 
said, " You are located in Morristown, are 
you?" "Yes sir." " I was there too," said 
the Doctor, " once ; I was under Washing- 
ton in the Army of the Revolution. It was 
hard times then — hard times. There was a 
time when all our rations were but a single 
gill of ivheat a day. Washington used to 
come round and look into our tents, and he 
looked so kind, and he said so tenderly, 
' Men, can you bear it T ' Yes, General, yes, 
we can,' was the repl)' ; ' If you wish us to 
ac/, give us the word, and we are ready.' " 

This single fact has done more to reveal 
to me the secret of that pc^wer, by which 
Washington maintained such influence over 
the army, and kept them together through 



such severe and protracted sufferings, than 
anything else that I have known. " He 
came to our tents, and looked so kind," &c. 

I fancy that he felt the influence of those 
meetings in the orchard, when he went to 
s^nnpathize with his men — perhaps had 
lately been at the communion tabic, when 
he made such an impression upon the old 
Doctor of my native place. 

Your inquiries have pushed me out on a 
train of inquiry, for which I am much 
obliged to you. I don't know but the re- 
sults will render mc as loquacious about 
matters appertaining to the Revolution, as 
ihe old soldiers to whom I listened in my 
boyhood. 

Very respectfully yours, 

O. L. KiRTLAND. 



DATES IN OUR EARLY CHURCH HISTORY 
WORTH REMEMBERING. 

Sept. 21, 1733. — Permission granted by the 
Synod of Philadelphia " to erect themselves 
into a separate congregation." The sepa- 
ration from the church in Hanover had al- 
ready taken place. The appeal had been to 
the "lot," and although the lot had fallen 
out against the people of West Hanover 
(Morristown), they would not abide by it, 
and so withdrew to form a separate church. 

Sept. 24, 1735. — Application made to the 
Synod for the ministerial services of Mr. 
John Cleverly, who however was never in- 
stalled. He ministered to the church for 
a time but no record of his labors was left. 

May 29, 1738. — The trouble with the 
mother church at Hanover finally settled by 
a commission of Synod. 

Aug. 13, 1742. — Rev. Timothy Johnes be- 
gan work. 

Feb. 9, 1743. — He was installed. 

Sept. 17, 1794. — He died, his pastorate 
covering a period of 52 years. 



Special attention is called to extracts from 
the Trustees' Book in this number of the 
Record and in that for May. They will be 
found to contain valuable historical data re- 
lating to the presence of the Revolutionary 
army in Morristown, 



44 



THE RECORD. 



y 



1762. 

Nov. 7. 
" 14- 



Dec. 26. 

1763. 
Feb. 13. 

Mar. 12. 

May I. 

" 8. 

July 10. 

1764. 
July I. 

" 22. 

" 29. 

Aug. 5. 



" 31- 
Sept. 1 6. 

" 23. 
Oct. 19. 

•• 27. 



Nov. I. 



" 


4- 


" 


15- 


Apr. 


14. 


1766. 


Feb. 


23- 


Mar. 


10. 


" 


23- 


June 


22 


Nov 


9- 


1767. 


Feb. 


I. 


Mar. 


8. 


•' 


15- 


Aug. 


16. 


Sept 


6. 


Dec. 


6. 



(^Continued from page 36.) 

HALF-WAY MEMBERS. 



Dorcas, Zebcde Brown's wife. 
Isaac Pierson & Rhodahis wf. Bap. 

adult. 
Wilby Clark & Sarah his Wf. 
Prudence, Joseph King's wf. 

Jacob Ford, Junr. & Theodosia his 

wf. 
Ebenezer Coe & Eunice his wf. 
Joseph Lindsley & Anne his wf. 
Edward Byram & Phebe his wf. 
Ebenezar Condict & Huldah his wf. 

Dan'l Cermicael & Huldah his wf. 

Thomas Millar & Bathiah his wf. 

Nathan Turner & Phebe his wf. 

Rhoda, Peter Prudden's wf. 

Mary, wf. of Soln. Southard. 

Boys Prudden & Elizabeth his wf. 

Larence Cummin & Leah his wf. 

Augustin Bayles & Kezia his wf. 

Jarzel Turner & Sarah his wf. 

Wickey Ludlamb. 

Elizabeth Bridge. 

Susannah Tichenor. 

Anne Freman. 

Peter Price, adult. 

Hannah, wf. of John Roggers. 

Josiah Crane, adult. 

Joshua Whitehead. 

Sam. Allwood & his wf. 

Frederick King & Mary King his wf. 

Phebe, wf. of Jabish Cundict. 

Jabez Campfield, Doer. & Sarah 

his wf. 
, Phebe, wf. of Zenas Cundict. 

Ruth, wf. of Benoni Hathaway, 
Bap. and both renewed ye cov- 
enant. 

John Mintonye & Susanna his wf. 
Hannah, wf. of John Hathaway, 
Mary, wf. of David Ogden. 
Moses Pierson &Anne his wf. 
Mary, wf. of Ezek. Day. 
Rachel, Malcolm McCourry's wf. 



1768. 

Mar. 9. Sam'l S. Johnes & Sarah his wife, 

my children. 
July 26. Eunice, Jon. Ford's wf. 
" " Phebe, Sam. Hain's wf. 
Aug.28. Silas Howell & Hannah his wf. 

1769. 
June 25. Rebekah.wf. of Jonathan Tichenor. 
" 29. Kezia, wf. of Josh. Winget. 

1770'. 

Jan. 22. Perkins Byram & Hannah his wf. 
Feb. II Peter Cundict & Anne his wf. 
May 4. Lindsley Burnet & Elizabeth his 
wf. 
6. Martha, wf. of Richard Johnson. 
" " Phebe, wf. of Jacob Palmer, 
N0V.29. David Wheeler, entered covenant 
& Bap. & Hannah his wf. 
1771. 

3. Joseph Pierson, Junr. & Mercy his 

wf. 
Abraham Talmadge & Phebe his 

wf. Bap. & entered covenant. 
Rhoda. wf. of Daniel Kenny. 
Kezia Ball. 

Rachael, wf. of Jabish Ropes (.-*). 
Catharine, wf. of Wm. Walton. 
John Millar & Mary his wf. 
Wm. Gray & Hannah his wf. 
Sam'l Pierson & Rebecah his wf. 
Martha, wf. of .Shadrach Hathaway. 
22. Mary Chever, Bap. adult, on sick 

bed. 
6. Thom. Lashly & wi. by certificate. 



May 


3- 


July 


5- 


" 


14. 
21. 


Aug. 


4. 
II. 


May 
Sept 


25. 
5- 
3. 



Oct. 



1772. 

Feb. 21. 

" 23. 
Apr. 26. 
May 3. 
June 14. 
Aug. 23. 

" 30. 

Sept. 4- 

Oct. 15. 

Nov. 15. 

" 20. 



John Bridge & Hannah his wf. 
David Youngs & Jane his wf. 
Silas Stiles & Sarah his wf. 
James Smith & Mehitabel his wf. 
James Gillespie & Jane his wf. 
Usual Coe & Mary his wf. 
Matthias Burnet, Junr. and Phebe 

his wf. 
William Chariot & Sarah his wf. 
Abijah Chever & Sarah his wf. 
Esther, wf. of John Jacks. 
Abraham Ludlam, Bap. adult & 

Rachael his wf., renewed cove-. 

nant. 

{To be continued. ) 



THE RECORD. 



45 



1754. 
Feb. 24. 

Apr. I. 



" 14- 

" 21. 
May 5. 

June 9. 

July 5.' 

" 21. 

Aug. 4. 



" 25. 

Sept. I. 
" 22. 

Nov. 3. 



•' 17. 
Dec. I. 

" 22. 
" 30- 



1755- 
Jan. 3. 



" 


19- 


" 


28. 


Feb 


9. 


" 


16. 


.. 


29. 


Mar 


• 9. 



( Contlmied from page 37.) 

BAPTISMS. 



Mary, wf. of Samuel Hudson, Jun., 

chn. Zervia & Abraham. 
Deacon Samuel Tuttle & wf., ch. 

Elizabeth. 
Shadrack Hahvard «& wf., ch. Eunice. 
Samuel Bailey & wf., ch. Jonah. 
Shadrack Hathaway &wf,ch. Bette. 
John Marsh & wf , ch. John. 
Solloman Munson & wf, twins 

Abraham & Sarah. 
John Losey, Jun., on wf's Accompt, 

ch. Elizabeth. 
Phebe Cole, ch. Adoniram. 
Joseph Edmister & wf., ch Ledia. 
Junia Lindley, ch. Sarah. 
David Gauden & wf, ch., Jeremiah. 
Benj. Freeman & wf., ch. Benjamin. 
Sam'l Arnold & wf., ch. Hannah. 
John Robards & wf., ch Eunice. 
Benj. Hathaway. Jun., ch. Letitia. 
Robard Arnold & wf., ch. Nathan, 

born Aug. 17, 1754. 
Daniel Freeman, on wf. accompt, 

ch. Daniel. 
Isaiah Wines & wf., ch. Deborah. 
Thomas Coe & wf., ch Sarah. 
Joseph Whitehead, on wf's accompt, 

ch. Deborah. 
Richard Wood, ch. Hannah. 
John Fford & wf., ch, Hannah. 
Daniel Howard & wf., ch. Abigail. 
Josiah Pierson & wf., Household 

of chn., Mary, Joseph, David, 

Jonathan. 

Jonathan Stiles & wf. Joanna, ch. 

Timothy. 
Stephen Mahurin & wf., ch. Pris- 

cilla. 
Uriah Cutler & wf , ch. Phebe. 
Zophar Gildersleeve & wf , ch. Asa. 
Gideon Riggs & wf , ch. Junia. 
Jeremiah Johnson, on wf. accompt, 

ch. Ruth. 
Jemima Stuard, ch. John. 
Benj. Coe & wf , ch. Patience. 
John Cole, Bap. and with his wf 

had ye household, viz., John, 

Joseph, Phebe & Hannah. 



Mar. 1 6. Samuel Day & wf , ch. Jarerd. 
- " 23. Timothy Mills & wf , ch. Mary. 
" " Benj. Halsey & wf., ch. Joseph. 
" " Peter Norris & wf , ch. John. 
" 30. Matthew Fairchild & wf , ch. Theo- 
dosia. 
Apr. 6. Flora, my negro ch., born March 
12, 1755- 
" 21. Peter Dikerson & wf., ch. John. 
" " James Frost & wf, ch. Sarah. 
" " her negro ch. at ye same time, 
Hanna. 
May 4. Samuel Hudson's wido.,ch. Samuel. 
" 12. Margaret Sorden, Bap. & her ch. 
Susanna. 
June I. Daniel Wick & wf., had ye negro 
chn., bap., Jo & Luis. 
•' 8. Humi Whitehead, adult. 

" 15. Jabish Bears & wf, ch. 

" " Phineas Fairchild & wf., chn., 
Stephen, born Nov. 30, 1753, 
Abigail, born Dec. 24, 1754. 
" 22. John Jonson & wf, ch. Lidia. 
" " Henry Gardiner & wf . ch. Daniel. 
Isaac Tuttle, on wf accompt, ch. 

Cissel. 
Abraham Hathaway & wf, ch. 
Abraham. 

Mary Shipman, 2 chn., & Mary. 

Susanna, Joseph Johnes' wf., ch. 

Sarah. 
John Lose, ch. Jane. 
Jonathan Reeve&wf., ch. Jonathan. 
Jemima Stuard, ch. Mary. 
John Perkhurst & wf, twins, Jemi- 
ma «& Eunice. 
Daniel Wick & wf., ch. John. 
Jonathan Stiles & wl., ch. Jonathan. 
Ellizabeth, Ebenezar Mott's wf , ch. 

Sarah. 
William Brown, ch. Zuba. 

David Ogden, on wf. accompt, ch. 

Eunice. 
Charles Howell & wf . ch. John. 
Jonathan Wood, ch. Joanna. 
John Marsh & wf., ch. Joseph. 



" 29. 
Aug. 3. 



" 30- 
Sept 14. 

" 28. 
Oct. 13. 

" 19. 
" 26. 



Nov. 



" 9- 
Dec. I 

" 15- 
1756. 
Jan. 18. Solloman Munson & wl., ch. Usual. 
" 25. Jnnia Lindley & wf , ch. Mary. 
" " Benj. Shipman & wf, ch. Charity. 
" Hur Orsborn's wf., on her own ac- 
compt, ch. Abraham. 
Feb. 15. Samuel Munson &wf,ch. Catharine. 
( To he contin'ned. ) 



46 



THE RECORD. 



17 

Jan. 


bO. 
7- 


** 


29. 


Feb. 


20. 


Apr 


6. 



Aug.14. 

" 3'- 
Sept. 17. 

N0V.19. 

•' 25. 
Dec. 3. 

" 4- 

'»' 14. 

^ " 21. 



" 24. 
1767. 
Jan. I. 
'• 7. 



" IS- 
" 21. 

Mar. 3. 
" 23. 

May 6. 

" II. 
June 4. 

" 15- 
July 29. 
Dec. 24. 

1768. 
Jan. 19. 



( Uunlinued from paijc 38. ) 

MARRIAGES. 



David Gardiner & Abigail Peck. 
Gershom Johnson & Mary Ann 

Trobndge. 
Abrm Lyon & Phebe Ede, both of 

Mendham, 
Peter Marserau & Rebecah Lake of 

Staten Island. 
Daniel Bishop & Lois Burnet. 
Samuel Martin & Hannah Moor. 
Hezekiah Stibins & Susanna Tich- 

enor. 
Joseph Lyon & Rachael Crane of 

Lyon's Farms. 
Aaron Pierson & Mary Howell. 
John Cole & Nelle Freeman. 
Jotham Burt & Phebe Cole. 
Richard Edwards & Rachel Gilder- 
sleeve. 
Enos Ward & Mehitabel Burnet. 
Daniel Talmadge, Baskingridge, & 

Lois Allen, Rockawa3^ 
Macolm McCoury & Rachael Fre- 

man. 
Jonas Philips & Phebe Arnold. 

Robart Young & Elizabeth Morris. 
Henry Axtil & Phebe Day. 
Nathan Hathaway & Rebeccah 

Gard. 
John Wortman, of German Town, & 

Sarah Howard. 
Artemas Day of Mendham, & 

Bethany Axtel. 
Thomas Riggs of Baskingridge, & 

Rhoda Tuttle of this town. 
Samuel Stevens Johnes & Sarah 

Wheeler. 
Benj. Forger of Sussex, & Anna 

Mather. 
John Leferty & Elizabeth Johnes. 
Jonathan Tichenor & Rebeccah 

Stratten. 
Timothy Loce & Hannah Moore, 
Richard Rigens & Lois Jillet. 
John Clutter & Ruth Wade, 

Mendum. 

Thomas Barlow & Rebecca Davis, 
Sucasunney. 



" 21. Sam. Robarts & Elizabeth Ogdcn, 
wido. 
" Doer. Oliver Barnet & Elizabeth 
Ogden, all of Barnards Town. 
Feb. 18. Nathan Reeve & Ruth Goble. 
Mar. 28. Josiah Crane & Abigail Hathaway. 
" 29. Usual Kitchel & Hannah Tuttle, 
both of Hanover. 
Apr. 10. William Farguson & Rebeccah 
Stockbridge. 
" 26. Icabod Blacklidge & Susanna 
Woodruff. 
May 1 1. Isaac Morris & Rebecca Hathaway. 
Aug. 4. Robart Cirk-Patrick & Elizabeth 
Guiering, Mendum. 
" II. Matthias Howard & Lois Hathaway. 
" 22. Silas Tompkins & Rachel Chever. 
Sept. 1 4. Joshua Winget & Kezia Hall. 
" 20. Joseph Sanderson & Hannah 

Loree. 
" 21. Isaac Miller & Joannah Halsey. 
Oct. 12. Jonathan Dickerson & Mary Coe. 
" 13. Thomas McCullion & Anne John- 
son. 
Nov. 3. Squire Lum & Phebe Ward. 
" 10. John Mills & Cleo Wines. 

" James Loree & Anne Armstrong. 
" 24. John Youngs & Hannah Mitchel. 

" Aaron Willis & Joannah Lyon. 
" 30. Jacob Parmer & Phebe Lyon. 
Dec. I. Silas Stiles & Sarah Ayres. 

6. Abraham Talmadge & Phebe Fair- 
child. 
" 14. Lewis Core & Jane Drake. 
" 21. Abraham Davenport & Eve Snei- 

der, both of Pequannock. 
" 26. William Laine & Kezia Mather. 
1769. 
Jan. 19. Usual Tompkins & Martha Reeve. 
" 24. Jonathan Benjamin & Elizabeth 

Hinds. 
" 25. AUexander Drake & Phebe Cook, 

Mendham. 
" 30. John Breis, Jun. & Hannah Gilder 
sleeve. 
Feb. 8. Isaac Ayres & Joannah Coe. 
'' 14. Caleb Chadwick & Susannah Loey(.') 
" 15. Azariah Breis & Susannah Gilder- 
sleeve. 
" 16. Peter Norris & Phebe Ludlum. 
Mar. 8. Perkins Byram & Hannah Raynor. 
" Richard Johnson & Martha Raynor, 
Married up to this date 392. 
(2b be corUiw^.) 



THE RECORD. 



47 



iCoiitinued from page 39.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 



1775- 
Mar. 5. Wife of James M'Bride, aet. 32, 

consumption. 
" 16. Isaac Whitehead, aet. r6, Pleurisy. 
' 22. A chi.d of Doct. Timothy Johnes, 

Epileptic-fits. 
'• 30. Widow of Samuel Godden. aet. 73, 

old age. 

Apr. 17. Hamilton, executed. 

" 21. Widow Brown, aet. 80, old age. 
" 22. John Loree, aet. 63, pleurisy. 
" 23. Child of Nathan Turner. 

3. Ezekiel Cheever, aet. 64, consump- 



May 



tion. 



8, David Wheeler, aet. 27, pleurisy. 

9. Child of David Treadwell. 

" II. Joannah, wife of Abraham Gilbert, 

aet. 24, consumption. 
" 26. Thomas Bridge, aet. 29, consump- 
tion. 
June II. Thomas Cleverly, aet. 65, consump- 
tion. 
" Mary, daughter of Peter Norris, 
Jun., aet. i, consumption. 
July " Matthew, son of Moses Lindsly. 

" Joseph, son of Samuel Allwood, aet. 

2, rheumatism. 
*' Child of Abraham Hathaway. 
" 27. Elizabeth, wife of William Hamil- 
ton, aet, 18, child bed. 
" " Child of William Hamilton, still 
born. 
Aug. 10. Matthew Ball's wife's child. 

" 18. Sarah, daughter of Jacob White- 
• head, convulsion fits. 
" Child of Abraham Day. 
" 20. Cornelius, son of Reuben Hollo- 
way, t aet. 16, drowned. 
" 27. Child of William Leonard. 
Sept. I. Child of Abraham Canfield. 

" •' Child of David Douglass, still born. 
" 3. Mabel, daughter of David Fair- 
child, aet. I, fits. 
" 10. Child of Matthias Howard. 
" 16. Child of Matthias Howard. 
" 18. Child of Nathaniel Armstrong, 

still born. 
" 20. Mary, daughter of Nathaniel 

Llhomedieu, aet. i. 
" 24. Rhoda Woodrdff, aet. 10, fever. 
" 26. Child of Jonathan Starke. 
" " Child of Seudars. 
" 29. Child of John Bloomfield, aet. 4. 



Oct. 4. Phcbe, wf. of Samuel Bayles, aet 45 
" II. Philip, son of Philip Hathaway, 

aet. 2. 
" 23. Elder Ezra Hallsey,* aet. 48, putrid 

fever. 
" 26. Child of Matthias Howard. 
Nov. 8. John, son of John Pool, whooping- 
cough. 
" 20. Simeon Hathaway, son of Joseph 
Beers, fits. 
" Robert Tompkins.t aet. 18, nervous 
fever. 
" 22. Huldah Griffin, aet. 22. 
" 26. Ezra, son of John Pool, aet. 7, in- 
flammatory fever. 
" 27. Phoebe, daughter of Nathaniel 
Armstrong, aet. 2, whooping 
cough. 
Dec. 20. Child of Stephen Arnold, hives. 
" 22. Lydia Seward,* aet. 40, consump- 
tion. 
1776. 
Jan. 8, Catharine, wife of Daniel Tichenor,* 
aet. 40, consumptiou. 
" 15. Euphemia, wife of William Cherry,* f 
aet. 27, consumption. 
Feb. 7. James M'Bride, aet. 35, apoplexy. 
" — Child of Elijah Holloway. 
" — Child of David Fairchild. 
" — Mrs. Farber, aet. 104, old age. 
" 26. Sarah, daughter of Daniel Tiche- 
nor, aet. 19, consumption. 
Mar. — Child of Caleb Munson. 

" — David Treadwell, aet. 30, accidental. 

" — Phoebe, daughter of Peter Prud- 

den, aet. 3, epileptic fits. 

Apr. — Eunice, wife of Joseph King, Jun., 

aet. 30, intermittent Fever. 

9. Nathaniel, son of Daniel Car- 

michael, worms. 
15. Abraham, son of Joseph Piersnn, 
aet. 18, consumption. 
Ezra, son of John Mills, inflamma- 
tory fever. 
Olivet, son of Doc. Timothy 
Johnes, epileptic fits. 
May 4. John Johnson, aet. 70, inflammation 
in his head. 
" — Wife of P'oster Williams, aet. 45, 
fever. 
July 2. Child of David Gardner. 

" 7. Joseph, son of Heni)' Gardner, aet. 
19, drowned. 
( To be Continued. ) 



J' 23. 



24. 



48 



THE RECORD. 



( Continued fi'om pane 40. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

August 31, 1779. the Trustees met at Mr. 
Alexander Carmichael's ; present Mr. Stiles, 
Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Mills and the president. 
Moore Furman, Esq., D. Q. M. G. of this 
State applied to the Board for liberty to 
erect a Store house for the use of the conti- 
nent on the Parsonage lot betwen Mr. Car- 
michaels and Doct. Tuthills, the Board hav- 
ing considered the proposal made by Mr. 
Furman agreed thereto, and agreed that the 
President in behalf of the Board of Trustees 
do enter into and sign an article of agree- 
ment with Joseph Lewis or the assistant Q. 
M. at this post for the lime being discribing 
the land to be occupied by the said D.Q.M.G. 
for the use of continent and the conditions 
on which the same is let, agr(.ed that Mr. 
Carmichael be employed to hire the manure 
made and left on the green or commons 
near the meetinghouse property heaped up 
in order to be removed onto the parsonage 
lot. 

April 16, 1781, the Trustees met at the re- 
quest of the president at his House, all 
present but Doct. Tuthill, and agreed that 
Mr. Timothy Johnes be requested by the 
president to employ some proper person to 
clean out the Ditches in the parsonage 
meadow and that the Board will defray the 
expense thereof. The Trustees then pro- 
ceeded to settle accounts with Mr. Condict 
as Clerk and Treasurer of the Board, and 
found a balance due to Board of one hun- 
dred and forty pounds, the most of which 
appeared to have been received by the said 
Mr. Condict in continental Money in its 
depreciated State and was by him Loaned to 
the continent the first day of March, 1780, 
the Loaning of which the Board approved 
of and agreed not to call for or demand the 
same until it is paid by the Continental 
Loan office and the certificate which in- 
cludes the same with other monies be and 
remain in the hands of Mr. Condict at the 
risk of the Board he paying the interest as 
often as the same is Received from the Loan 
oflicc. 

The Trustees then settled accounts, Mr. 
Stiles for his expence and time in going to 
Philadelphia by order of the Board and 
found due to him the sum of three pounds, 
thirteen shilling and three pence. 



The Trustees agreed to draw a petition to 
the surveyors of the Roads to meet at 
William Templetons on Tuesday the 8th 
day of may next, to in order to Lay out a 
Road to the parsonage wood Lot. 

the Board adjourned to fryday next, two 
o'clock, to meet at Capt. Arnolds. 

April 20, 1781, The Trustees met persuant 
to adjournment at Captn. Arnolds, all pres- 
ent but Mr. Ford. In persuance of a for- 
mer agreement the Trustees executed a deed 
of conveyance to Alexander Carmichael for 
a small lot of land adjoining to the sd. Car- 
michaels, one acre Lot whereon he now 
dwells dated the 15th of May, 1776. The 
consideration money paid by the said Car- 
michael ;^3., 12,. o. John Huntington ap- 
plied to the Board to discharge a debt of ;^7 
principal said to be due from Simon Hunt- 
ington, Deceased, to Samuel Huntington, 
and also a debt said to be due from the sd. 
Simon to to Sarah Winters of the sum of 
^3., io„ o. After deliberating on the matter 
theBoard agreed to discharge on the same 
being proven to be Justly due and that as 
soon as a sufficiency of money shall be Re- 
ceived for the use or Rent of a certain 
House which was built by the said Simon 
Huntington on the parish Lands. 
{To be continiied. ) 



THE LOT. 

One of the first acts of the young pastor 
Johnes was to remind his people of the sin 
they had committed in the matter of the 
lot cast a few years before. This" accompt" 
is the first in a list embracing nearly two 
hundred names of those who " confessed " 
for very various sins during his pastorate. 

We copy as follows : " An accompt for 
Public Confession. A public confession at the 
settlement of the ch. for a transgression 
Relating to a Lot Cast with Reference to 
the Selling of a house for Public Worship 
between Hanover & this town. Ye Per- 
sons that confessed are Joseph Coe, John 
Lindley, Jun., Joseph Prudden, Matthew 
Lum, Uriah Cutler, Stephen Freman, Peter 
Cundil, Jacob Fford, Joseph Howard, Benj. 
Bailey, Philip Cundil, Benjamin Coe, Eben- 
ezar Mahurin, Samuel Nutman, Timothy 
Peck, Cornelius Arstin, Solomon Munson, 
Caleb Fairchild, Joseph Coe, Zachariah 
Fairchild, Joseph Tichenor." 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

"'rms SHAM. HR W'kii lEN K)i; iMK Gknkkation to t'OMK." — Psalms I02 : i8. 



VOL. r. 



JULY, 1880. 



NO. 7. 



(AvV/M/ with the apfiroVixl 0/ Session.) 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail, and may begin with 
the first number. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. . 

(The following is the thirteenth of a se- 
ries of articles ^v\W\^Qdi Glances at the Past, 
written for The Presbyterian, and appearing 
in that paper Oct 3, 1846. No one now in 
the office of The Presbyterian is able to say 
who K. H.. the author, is. — Ed. of Record.) 

GLANCES AT THE PAST.-NO. XIII. 

Whipanny, New Jersey, was formed into 
a township in 1700, and included Hanover. 
It was settled about 1685 from East Hamp- 
ton, Long Island, and from old England and 
New England. Forges were established at 
an early period, and among the active set- 
tlers were the Tuttles from England, near 
Tweed, Joseph and Abraham Kitchel and 
Francis Lindsly, also from England. The 
congregation originally included Morris- 
town, Madison, Parsippany, Hanover and 
Chatham. Three acres and a half were 
given by John Richards, a schoolmaster, on 
which, in 1718, a meeting house was built, 
and which is now used for a grave yard. 

The first minister was the Rev. Nathaniel 
Hubbel, who graduated at Yale in 1723, and 
was settled as pastor of Hanover and West- 
field in 1727. He retained the pastoral 
charge of Westfield till 1746. when he was 
succeeded by the Rev. .Nathaniel Tucker, a 



native of Milton, Massachusetts, and agradu- 
ate of Harvard University. He was ordain- 
ed by New York Presbytery April 9, 1747, 
and died in December, 1748. He was suc- 
ceeded by the Rev. John Grant, who died in 
'759- 

In 1730, the Rev. John Nutman settled at 
Hanover. He graduated at Yale in 1727, 
and he appeared in Synod in 1733, to seek 
relief, his congregation having divided into 
East and West Hanover. West Hanover 
desired to stand by itself, and a resort had 
been had to the casting of lots to decide 
their action. The Synod heard all the 
papers in the case, and resolved that West 
Hanover ought to unite, at least for a time, 
either with Baskingridge or East Hanover ; 
they also disapproved of the casting of lots. 
Mr. Nutman represented that he could not 
remain, if the breach were not healed, and 
the Synod therefore exhorted the Presby- 
ter}^ of East Jersej'^ to travail with the two 
parties to effect a reconciliation. They had 
leave to dismiss Mr. Nutman if there were 
no other way of bringing them together. 
The next year President Dickinson brought 
up the affair again, inquiring whether they, 
having est the lot, and so appealed to God 
for a decision, were not bound to abide by 
the issue pt the lot. By the lot, it was 
decided they should remain united, and the 
Synod blamed them for their profane dis- 
regard of the ordering of the Lord in the 
fall of the lot; and declared that they were 
bound to abide by the lot, however presump- 
tuous they had been in using it. All mea- 
sures were unavailing ; united they would 
not be, and Mr. Nutmac remained pjstor of 
East Hanover until 1745. 

In September, 1735, West Hanover ap- 
plied to the Synod to ordain Mr. Cleverly, 
and the Synod referred the business to the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia. In May, 1736, 



50 



THE RECORD. 



the people pressed the Presbytery to pro- 
ceed, and they were directed to appoint a 
day. and give the Presbytery notice that 
they might, on the spot, attend properly to 
the business. In August, 1737, the congre- 
gation were excused for having made no 
appointment, and the Presbytery resolved 
to set out the next day for West Hanover. 
On their journey, the brethren stopped at 
Captain Hart's, in Hopewell, New Jersey, 
and took on trials as a candidate "a young 
man, John Guild, who had offered in April." 
At West Hanover, objections were made to 
Mr. Cleverly, but the Presbj'tery did not 
judge him unfit for the ministry ; neverthe- 
less, they would not ordain him in opposi- 
tion to a part of the people, and they gave 
him leave to go and seek some other field of 
labour. They then wrote to the rector ol 
Yale College to send on a minister, giving 
as a reason, that "they knew no other way 
to supply them." 

In May, 1738, the Synod finding the diffi- 
culties still existing, appointed a large com- 
mittee to meet and make a final adjustment. 
On the 26th of July, Andrews of Philadel- 
phia, Gilbert Tennent of New Btunswick, 
William Tennent, of Freehold, John Cross, 
of Baskingridge, Cowell of Trenton, and 
Treat of Abington, met, and Gilbert Tennent 
preached from Ezek. xi. 19, '* I will give them 
one heart." The result was, that Hanover 
and Mr. Nutman acknowledged they did 
not need the help of West Hanover in main- 
taining the gospel, and the two congrega- 
tions expressed their entire satisfaction in 
the judgment of the committee that no fur- 
ther attempts should be made to merge 
them in one. 

The Rev. Jacob Green was born at Mai- 
den, Massachusetts, January 22, 1722, and 
was educated at Harvard University. He 
was converted under the ministry of Gilbert 
Tennent, during his journey through New 
England ; he came with Whitefield to New 
Jersey, and studied divinity with President 
Dickinson. He was installed by the Pres- 
bytery of New York, pastor of Hanover in 
November, 1746. In 1755, the old meeting 
house was deserted, and one built at Han- 
over Neck, and one at Parsippany. In 1757, 
Mr. Green gave up the charge of Parsip- 
pany. Previously, in 1748, a portion of the 
congregation separated and formed the 



church of South Hanover ; they dropped 
that name for Bottle Hill, and now the 
name is Madison. Mr. Green was elected 
Vice-President of New Jersey College in 
1758. and for a season was at the head of 
that Institution. He was also a member of 
the Provincial Congress during the trying 
times of the revolution, and is said to have 
prepared an able series of papers on 
the currency. Toward the close of his 
life, he with several other ministers of New 
York Presbytery, withdrew and formed 
Morris County Presbytery — one reason for 
this was their unwillingness to refuse ad- 
mission to the ministry to those who had 
not enjoyed a liberal education. 

There were three revivals at Hanover un- 
der his ministry ; there was a remarkable 
one in 1790, in the midst of which he died 
on the 24th of May. This was so noiseless 
that the neighboring ministers did not know 
of it till they came to his funeral, and so 
powerful that after his death, thirty persons 
the gleaning of the harvest, came to his son 
to seek spiritual direction and to lament that 
they had not turned at their pastor's reproof 
while he was yet with them. His death was 
so sudden, that his son, then settled over the 
Second Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, 
did not receive the tidings in time to attend 
the funeral. When preaching, after this 
mournful bereavement. Dr. Green addressed 
the younger members of the congregation, 
the men of his own age, most unexpectedly 
to him they rose in their seats and stood up 
to receive the word of life. 

Mr. Green married the daughter of the 
Rev. John Pierson, of Woodbridge, New 
Jersey. He was an active, devout man, and 
did much to enstamp on the community a 
high moral and religious character. His 
venerable son has occupied a distinguished 
place in the history of our church for nearly 
sixty years, and one of his grandsons is the 
respected and useful pastor at Bedford, New 
York. 

The West Hanover congregation is now 
Morristown. The first pastor was the Rev. 
Timothy Johnes, who graduated at Yale in 
1737, and commenced his labors at Morris- 
town in August, 1742. He was ordained by 
the Presbytery of New York, February 9, 
1743, and he died September 15, 1794. He 
was born May 24. 1717, but in what countr)' 



THE RECORD. 



5' 



does not appear.* Few men laboured more 
zealously or more successtull}' than Dr. 
Johnes. He was asked by Gen. Washington 
on the approach of a sacramental season, if 
the rules of the Presbyterian Church ad- 
mitted of such a thing as receiving to the 
Lord's table a pious person of the Episcopal 
persuasion. The General assigned as a rea- 
son for the inquiry, his desire to partake of 
the ordinance with Dr. Johnes's congrega- 
tion. He was assured that the word of 
God was the rule of the Presbyterian 
church, and that therefore every pious per- 
son was heartily invited and welcomed to 
join in obedience to the Saviour's command. 
The aimy then lay in the neighborhood; 
disease, want and death prevailed in the 
camp, and there was a recklessness about 
the soldiery that was truly horrible. Wash- 
ington turned from these things, so mourn- 
ful and discouraging, and sought comfort 
under his responsibilities and anxieties at 
the foot ol the cross. 

The South Hanover congregation had for 
their first pastor the Rev. Azariah Horton, 
a native of New England, but whose parents 
removed in his childhood to New Jersey. 
He graduated at Yale in 1735, and on being 
licensed, received a call to a promising par- 
ish in Long Island. Dickinson, Burr and 
Pemberton had been appointed by the 
Scottish Society for the Propagation of the 
Gospel, to select missionaries, and to direct 
their labors among the heathen. They se- 
lected Mr. Horton, and prevailed on him to 
relinquish the call, and devote himself to 
the Indians on the east of Long Island. 

He was ordained by New York Presby- 
tery in 1740 or '41, and his labours at the 
outset were greatly blessed, and he soon 
baptized thirty-five Indians. He had little 
or no success during the remainder of his 
stay, being sadly annoyed by the Separates. 
He abandoned the mission in 1752, but the 
fruits of his labours remain to this day in two 
Indian churches, one at Poosepatuck, three 
miles south-west of Moriches, and a larger 
one at Shinnecock, two miles west of South- 
ampton. These churches are independent 
in their organization, and had, until 1812, a 
succession of Indian pastors in the Rev. 
Samson Occum, a Mohegan, Peter, John 

[*Born at Southampton, L. I.— Ed. RKCOnn.] 



and Paul-Cuffee, of the Shinnecock tribe, 
Mr. Horton was the pastor of South 
Hanover from 1752 till his death, March 27, 
1777, at the age of 62. 

South Hanover was supplied till the close 
of the war by the Rev. Aaron Richards.who 
had been obliged to remove, on account of 
the nearness of the British army, from his 
charge at Rahway. The Rev. Ebenezer 
Bradford graduated at Nassau Hall in 1773, 
and was licensed by New York Presbytery in 
1775. A request was made to the Synod by 
his Presbytery in 1775, ^^^ leave to ordain 
him as an evangelist, and the Synod left the 
matter to the discretion of the Presbytery. 
He was ordaijied before 1777. probably as 
pastor of South Hanover. He was set- 
tled there in 1781, when he withdrew with 
his father-in-law, the Rev. Jacob Grear,t and 
Messrs. Tuttle and Grover, and formed Mor- 
ris County Presbytery. He left New Jersey 
before 1784. and settled at Rowley, Massa- 
chusetts, where he died. Two of his sons 
entered the ministry, the Rev. Dr. John M. 
Bradford, of Albany, and the Rev. James 
Bradford, of Sheffield, Massachusetts. The 
late Judge Ebenezer G. Bradford, of York 
and Lancaster, was also his son. 

The Rev. Alexander Miller was his suc- 
cessor at South Hanover. He graduated at 
Nassau Hall in 1764, was licensed by New 
York Presbytery in 1768, and was ordained in 
1 77 1. He was directed to spend six or eight 
Sabbaths among the settlements on the 
Hudson, and we find him applying for aid for 
the church in Schenectady, and the Synod 
directed him to supply every fifth Sabbath 
among the vacancies around that city. Tra- 
dition reports him to have been a frequent 
supply at Albany, and to have made himself 
sadly unpopular by stopping the clerk in 
the midst of the psalm, with an intimation 
that a little of such singing was enough ; the 
said veritable authority avouching that there 
was abundance of reason from the style of 
the singing to justify Mr. Miller in his opin- 
ion of it. He was installed pastor of South 
Hanover in 1784, and in 1794 was principal 
of Hackensack Academy. He presided at 
the opening of Albany Presbytery in 1802, 
when the Presbyteries of Columbia and 
Oneida had been set off. and he appears to 
have resided without charge in Columbia 
Presbytery from 1809 to 1819. K. H. 

[t" Green"--Fp. Recokb] - 



S2 



THE RECORD. 



, 1773- 


Jan. 


lO. 


" 


24. 


Feb. 


28. 


Apr. 


I. 


June 


27. 


July 


18. 



( Continued from page 44 ) 

HALF-WAY MEMBERS. 



Hannah, wf. of David Phillij)s. 
Silas Ayrs & Mary his wf. 
Deborah, David Day's wf. 
Joseph Bears & Miriam his wf. 
John Gwinnup & Rachel his wf. 
foseph Lewis & Anne his wf. 
David Moor cS: B.Uhiah his wf. 
(,^aivin Extel & Mary his wt. 
Hannah, wf. of Tinio. Loce. 
Elizabeth, wf. of Jacob Arnold. 

Mary, wf. of Isaac (.'') Ayrs. 
Timo. Mills, Junr. &,Anne his wf. 
Jno. Milborn & Mary his wf. 
Aaron Pierson& Mary his wf. 
James Humes & Agnish or Ann 

his wf. 
Elias Hedges & Mary his wf. 
David Dalglish & Jane his wf. 
Abraham Gilbard & Joanna his wf. 
Isaac {}) Morris & Rebecca his wf. 
Elizabeth, Rob't Youngs wf., on 

her accomt. 
Abigail, wf. of David Garrigus. 

Ezek. Crane. Bap. Eunice his, re- 
new cov. 
Sam'l Baldwin & Rhoda his wf. 
Daniel Smith & Joanna his wf. 
Abel Tompkins. 
Rachel, wf. of Uriah Allen. 
Mary, wf. of Demas Ford. 
Sarah Chever, adult. 
Abrham Day & Sarah his wf. 
Doer. Bern Budd. 
Eunice, wf. of Jno Primrose. 
Hannnh, wf. of Ephrain Lyon. 
Mary, Matt. Ball's wf. 
Joseph Cook & Kezia his wf. 
Jonathan Ogden & Abigail his wf. 
Sam Freeman & Sarah his wf. 

Nathan Guiering & Abigail his wf. 

Zippora Conger & Bap. 

Jabez Beach & Anne hi^ wf. 

Robert Rolfe, Bap. adult. 

Mary, wf. of David Hoppen. 

Mary, wf. of Moses Wick & Bap. 

Jonathan & Mary Hallick of South- 
old. 

" 33. Elizabeth, wf. of Thomas Pierson. 



Dec. 14. 

1774- 
Jan. 2. 
Feb. 6. 
May 22. 
Junei6. 



July 17. 

Aug. 14. 

" 28. 

Sept. 1 8. 



Dec. 27. 

1775- 
Jan, 10. 



" 15- 
June 29. 

July 9. 

" 20. 

" 30- 
Aug. 3. 

" 31- 



May 


4- 


" 


4- 


1776. 


Feb. 


II. 


" 


18. 


Mar. 


24. 


Apr. 


14. 


May 


5- 


June 


2. 



fune 30. 
July 28. 

Aug. 1 1. 
Nov. 3. 

1777- 
Aug. 28. 
Sept. 21. 

Oct. 19. 
" Zo. 

Nov. 6. 
Dec. 21. 

1778. 
Apr. 5. 

" 26. 
May 10. 
Aug. 2. 
Nov.! 5. 

1779- 
Apr. 25. 

Oct. 17. 

Nov. 25. 
Feb. 13. 
June 25. 
Aug. 13. 

Sept. 10. 

" 17. 
Oct. I. 

" 25. 

1780. 
Apr. 5. 
June 24. 

1781. 
Jan. I. 

1782. 
Mar. 24. 
.May 3. 



" 5- 
•• 26. 

June 2. 

^ 23. 

July 22. 
Sept. 1 5. 
Oct. 10. 
Oct. 20. 
Nov. 3. 



Phebe, wf. of James Builen. 
Phebe, wf. of Abr. Hathaway. 
Lidia, wido. of Will Crane. 
Elizabeth, wf. of Barzillai Orsborn. 
Phebe, wf. of Jeduthan Day. 

Ezra Halsey & Sarah his wf. 

John Beach consort of Sarah 

Chever in cov. before. 
Sarah, wf. of Silas Gildersleeve. 
Nathaniel Thompson & his sister. 
Phebe, wf. of Jno. McCaulin. 
Mary, wido. of Abraham Hathaway. 
Leah, wido. of John Sutten. 

Abijah Cutler & Dinah his wf. 
John Arnold & his wf. 
Abigail, wf. of Jedediah Osborn. 
Mary, wf. of Daniel Freeman, Junr. 
Esther, wido. of Rob. Day. 

Luther Extel & wf. 

Abner Condict. 

John Lyon Si wf. Rachel. 

Timo. Stiles & Damaris his wf. 

Phebe, wf. of John Kenny. 

Nathaniel Broadwell & wf. Joanna. 

Stephen Conkling, Junr., his wf. 

Rachel. 
Mary, wf. of Ichabod Spinnage. 
Abijah Fairchild & wf. Sarah. 
Joseph Marsh & wf. Elizabeth. 
Jane, wf. of Doer. Lewis Dunham. 

Joseph Byram & Esther his wf. 
Wm. Satterly & Elizabeth his wf. 

Jesse Cutler <k Elizabeth his wf. 

John Dickerson & Grace his wf. 
Eph. Lindsleys wf. Martha. 
Elizabeth, David Walker's wf. 
Thomas Keen or Kein & wf. 
Jacob Emery & Elizabeth his wf. 
John Lindsly, Junr. & Sarah his wf. 
Daniel Freeman, Jr. & Mary before. 
Caleb Edy & Esther his wf., who 

was baptized. 
Sarah, wf. of Sam'l Seward. 
George Marsh & Catharine his wf. 
Cornelius Loce 4 Mary his wf. 
Henry Clark & Mary his wf. 
Peter Hill & Charity his wf. 
Ichabod Badgly & Sarah his wf. 

~ {To be continued. ) 



THE RECORD. 



53 



1756. 
April 4. 



22. 
26. 



May 16 



June 27 
July II. 
Aug. I. 



" »5- 
Sept. 1 2. 



" 


15 


" 


19 


Oct. 


3 


" 


10. 


Nov 


5- 


" 


21 


Dec 


5 


" 


8 


" 


15 



( ConUnmdfrom page 4.5. ) 

BAPTISMS, 



Henry Primrose & wf., child Abi- 
gail. 

Elijah Pierson & wf., ch. Sarah. 

Demas Lindly & wf., ch. Zenas. 

Philip Conduit & wf., ch. Hannah. 

John Pitney & wf., ch. Comfort. 

Christopher Woods & wf., ch. 
Sarah, born Jan. 15, 1756. 

Doc. Sam'I Tuthil & wf.. ch. jane, 

Philip Hathaway &, wf. ch.. Shad- 
rack. 

David Gauden & wf., ch. Hopestill. 

Stephen Freeman & wf., ch. John. 

John Fford & wf., ch. Mahlon. 

Moses Prudden & wf., eh. Abigail- 

Abel Lyon on wf.'s accompt., ch- 
John. 

Dan'l Freeman &wf.,ch. Elizabeth. 

Gideon Riggs & wf., ch. Abraham, 
I think. 

Gilbard Heady & wf., ch. Abraham. 

Lorance Decker, ch. Josia, I think. 

Wido. Rebecah Woods, ch. Phebe. 

Davi€ Beeman & wf., ch. Josiah. 

John Cole & wf., ch. David. 

Sarah, wf. of John Hermon, 

Household — Abigail, Hannah, Lu- 
cretia Price & John. 

Benjamin Woodruff & wf., ch. 
Joseph. 

John Lindly & wf , ch. Joanna. 

Benjn. Freeman & wf., ch. Samuel. 

Ebenezer Stiles & wf., ch. Rebecca. 



1757- 



Jan. 16. Robard Arnold & wf.,ch.Ziba, born 
Nov. 12, 1756. 
" 16. Benjn. Hathaway, Jr's wf., ch. 

Mary. 
" 23. Jonathan Reeves & wf., ch. Rachel. 
" 30. James Frost's wf., negro ch. An- 
tony. 
Feb. 6. Thomas Throop&wf., child Thomas, 

I think. 
Mar. 21. Abraham Hathaway & wf., ch. 
Sarah. 
" " John Burrel & wf., ch. Jedediah. 
" " Shadrack Howard & wf., ch. Re- 
becca. 



Apr. 24. Uriah Cutler & wf., ch. Jesse. 

" Peter Dickerson & wf., ch. Ester. 
" Demas Lindley & wf., ch. Daniel. 
" 17. John Robond(.?)&wf.,ch. Elizabeth. 
" Philip Hathaway & wf., ch. Bathia. 
May I. Deborah, wf. of Benjn. Bailey & ch. 
Phebe. 
'• Benjn. Prudden & wf., ch. Eunice. 
" Stephen Hedges & wf., ch. Ame. 
" Phineas Fairchild & wf., ch. De- 
borah, born Feb. 22, 1757. 
" " Phebe, Dan. Dickin's wf., ch. Mary 
Timo. Mills & wf., ch. Timothy. 
Zophor Gildersleeve & wf., ch. 

Elijah. 
Junia Lindsley & wf., ch. Ruth. 
Benjn. Coe & wf., ch. Rachel. 
Thomas Tuttle & wf., ch. Jacob. 
Henry Gardiner & wf., ch. Joseph. 
Adoniram Prudden & wf.,ch. Sarah. 
Sam'I Arnold & wf., ch. Samuel. 
Moses Prudden & wf., ch. Joanna. 
John Marsh & wf., ch. Ephraim. 
Dan'l Howard & wf., ch. Simeon. 
John Lose, on wf.'s acompt., chn. 

Abigail & Hanna. 
Jabish Beers & wf., ch. Nathaniel. 
Joseph Edmister & wf., ch. Joseph. 
Peter Norris & wf.. ch. Ebenezer. 
Charles Howell & wf., ch. Samuel. 

John Fford & wf., ch. Chilion. "^ 
" " Benjn. Pierson & wf., ch. Hannah. 
" Eleazar Hathaway's wf., ch. Zo- 
phar. 
" 8. Tunis Spear of Rockaway, ch. 
Abraham. 
" Sam'I Shipman & wf., ch. Elizabeth. 
" 15. Sollomon Munson & wf., ch. 
Joshua. 
" Elijah Pierson & wf., ch. Benjn. 
" •' Benjn. Prudden & wf., ch. Rachel. 
" 22. Daniel Freeman & wf., ch. Phebe. 
Feb. 5. Jonathan Wood & wf., Jerusha. 

" 26. Sam'I Day & wf., ch. Jehial. 
Mar. 12. Stephen Hodges & wf., ch. Na- 
than, I think. 
" 19. Sarah Allen, wido., household — 
Amos, Elizbeth & Jonah. 
Apr. 16. David Gauden & wf., ch. John. 
" 23. Christopher Wood & wf. ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Mar. 17, 1758. 
{To be eoniinif^M.) 



" IS- 



June 6. 
July 3. 

" 10, 

" 24. 

Aug. 7. 

" 21, 



Oct. 3. 

" 16. 
Nov. 6. 

" IS- 

1758. 
-Jan. I. 



54 



THE RECORD. 



( Continued from page 46. ) 

MARRIAGES. 



1769. 



Mar 30. David Moore & Bathiah Cutler. 
Apr. 12. Isaac Southard & Rachel Goble. 
" " Asher Smith & Eunice Lum. 
" 20, George Lefollet & Jemima Mint- 
horn, Mendham. 
" " Abner Wines & Kezia Pierson. 
" 23. Joseph Benwaj^ h Ann Freeman. 
May 22. Samuel Pierson & Rebeccah Garri- 
gas. 
" 25. David Wheeler & Hannah Youngs. 
June I. Elias Hedges & Mary Ludlam. 
7. Samuel Sutten & Easter Sutten. 
" 15. Silas Flint & Mary Clark. 
" 20. Aaron Lilly & Tamson French. 
July 6. Devid Day & Deborah Halsey. 
" 9. Daniel Lawrance & Charity Mills, 
Succasuney. 
Aug. 31. Zenas Baldwin, of Sussex, & Dorcas 

Younglove. 
Oct. 25. Isaac Prudden & Hannah Lum. 
" 29. Matthew Rue & Lidia Adamsf 
widow, both of Hunterdon. 
Nov. 13. Matthew Jennings & Ursula Coe. 

" 15. Moses Gard & Sarah Lyon. 
Dec. 6. David Raynor& Elizabeth Lindsley 
" 10. John Ludlam & Sarah Headley. 
" 14. Jacob Gard & Sarah Hathaway. 
1770. 
Jan. 10. John Prudden & Abigail Riggs. 
" 24. Stephen Arnold & Phebe Guiering. 
" Samuel Loree & Mary Reeve. 
Mar. 8. Joseph Guierin, & Martha Fauger- 
son, of Mendham. 
" II. Jabish Rogers & Rachel Lee. 
" 19. Samuel Carter & Susanna Frost. 
July 16. Nathan Hall & Susanna Halbert. 
Aug.2g. Ursula Coe & Mary Burnet. 
Sept. 23. John Adams & Agnish Bloys wido, 
both of Woodbridge. 
" I think, Ezek. Crane & Eunice Hay- 
ward. 
Oct. I. Jacob Arnold & Elizabeth Tuthill. 
9. Nathanial Burt & Rebecah Throop. 
" II. Morris Sharphenstine & Catharine 
Miller. 

" 8. Daniel Extell, of Mendham, & Ruth 
Tuttle. 
Nov. 14. Joseph Youngs & Izabel Berry. 
" 27. Joseph Beers & Miriam Hathaway. 



Dec. 27. Isaac Ayers & Mary Cooper. 
' " " Stephen Cooper & Mary Swaine. 

1771. 
Jan. 9. Matthias Burnet & Phebe Brook- 

fied. 
Mar. 5. John Sutten <fc Leah Balden. 

*' 12. Benjamin Woodruff & Phebe Pier- 
son. 
May I. Joseph Lefollet, widower, & Phebe 
Gobil. 
9. James Gillispie & Jane Marsh. 
" 13. William Stubs & Mary Headly. 
•' 15. William Hay ward & Servia Hudson. 
" 26. Robert Arnold & Mary Pierson. 
June 4. John Day, of Newark Mountains. 
& Mary Ludlam, of ye town. 
" 17. John Allison & Catarine Mitchel, 
both of Brookland Forge. 
July 4. .Joshua Lambart & Anne Johnson, 
Aug. 19. Aaron Lindsly & Abigail Halsey. 
Sept. 3. Elijah Freeman & Hannah Smith. 
Oct. 6. Benjamin Casterline& Ruth Mather 
" 9. David Moureson & Elizabeth Hyler. 
" 20. Job Hathaway & Lydia Johnson. 
eNov. 7. Calvin Axtel & Mary Mills. 

" 20. Herrick Benjamin & Joanna Wood- 
ruff. 
Dec. 4. William Crane & I^dia Edmister, 
450 married. 
" 12. Patrick McGill & Lucretia Harmon. 
" " Thomas Axtell & Mary Tuttle. 
" 19. Jacob Hall & Damoras Moore. 
" 23. Stephen Fairchild & Salome Tomp- 
kins. 
" " Silas Ayres & Mary Byram. 
" 26. Epenetus Beach & Hannah Ayrs. 
'• 30. Usual Tompkins Susannah Benja- 
min. 
(The slippers worn by Miss Ben- 
jamin upon the occasion of her 
marriage, are upon exhibition at 
Washington's Headquaters. Ed. of 
Record.) 
1772. 
Jan. 13. Gershom Hathaway A Sarah Free- 
man. 
Jan. 30. Aaron Gobil «fc Charity Lindsley. 
Feb. 26. Timothy Stiles «fc Anna Carter. 
Apr. 9. David Jefferres(.') <fc Sarah Winings. 
May 6. Abraham Gibbard & Joanna Free- 
man. 
" 16. Joseph Casterling <fc Susannah 
Lyon. 

{Tob« conttntted. ) 



THE RECORD. 



55 



(. iJontinued from pcuje 47. ) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 



1776. 
July 18. 



" 26. 

" i8. 

" 29, 

Aug. I 



" II. 
" 16. 



•' 25. 

" 26. 

" 28. 

" 29. 

Sept. 2, 

" II. 

" 12. 



" 15. 



" i5 



" 19. 

'• 24. 
" 26. 



Silas, son of David Day, aet. 5, 
dysentery. 

Norris, son of widow Stewart,! aet. 
5, dysentery. 

Jonathan, son of Nathan Reeve, 
aet. 5, dysentery. 

Juba, servent of Nathan Reeve, aet, 
2, dysentery. 

David Anderson, aet. 24, dysentery. 

Abraham Gilbert, aet. 28, dj^sentery. 

Eleanor, widow of Richard Easton,* 
aet. 78, old-age. 

Phoebe, daughter of Nathan Reeve, 
aet. 4, dysentery. 

Nathan, son of Nathan Reeve, aet. 2. 

Joseph Hathaway, aet. 48, dysen- 
tery. 

Joseph Condit,* aet. 48, fever. 

Samuel, son of Nathan Reeve, aet i, 
dysentery. 

William Howard, aet. 27, dysentery. 

Squire Luni, aet. 32, putrid-fever. 

Ephraim Lyon, aet. 36, dysentery. 

Isaac, son of Isaac Prudden, aet. i, 

Amos, son of Waitstill Munson, 
aet. 20, dysentery. 

Phcebe, daughter of widow Howard, 
aet. I, dysentery. 

Bethuel, son of Samuel Baldwin, 
aet. 2, dysentery. 

Child of Hezekiah Broadwell, 

ZopharGildersleve,*aet. 70. old-age. 

Eunice, daughter of Jedidiah Greg- 
ory, aet. I, dysentery. 

Jabez Lambert, aet. 14, consumption 

Child of David Hoppen, 

Child of David Hoppen. 

Phillis, servant of Eleazer Hath- 
away, aet. 24,. dysentery. 

Servant child of Eleazer Hathaway, 
dysentery. 

Child of Jesse Smith, 

Julia, daughter of George Phillips. 

Widow of Matthias Hoppen, aet. 68, 
fever. 

Kezia Prudden, aet. 30, dysentery. 

Child of Nathan Guering. 

Peter Wetzel, aet. 18, consumption, 

Abigail, daughter of Moses Prud- 
den. aet. 12, dysentery. 



" 27. Deacon Joseph Prudden,* aet. 84, 
" 29. Nancy, daughter of Moses Prudden, 

aet. I. dysentery. 
" " Ruth, daughter of Moses Prudden. 

aet. 10. 
" 30. Child of Benjamin Clark. 
Oct. 5, Sarah, daughter of Elijah Brown, 

aet. 13, dysentery. 
" " Child of Stephen Fairchild.t 

6. John Leconte, son of Joseph Lewis. 

aet. I, teething. 
" 12. Joshua Whitehead, jun., aet. 30, 

fever. 

'• 14. Hannah, widow of Elder Ezra Hall- 

sey,* aet. 49, consumption. 
" 16. Walter Irving, aet. 20, consumption, 
" 19. Hannah Hathaway, aet. 17, dysen- 
tery. 

" 21. Child of Jabez Condict. 

" " Catharine, daughter of Moses John- 
son, aet. 4, fever. 

" 23. Elizabeth, daugher of Moses Pier- 
son, aet. 10, fever. 

" 26. Hannah, wife of Isaac Prudden,* 
aet. 33, dysentery. 

" " Lydia, daughter of Nathan Turner, 
aet. 8, dysentery. 

" 28. Child of David Fithian. 
Nov. 4. Child of Constant Cooper. 

5. Susanna, widow of Samuel Sweasy,* 
aet. 80, pleurisy. 

" 6. Isaac Tuttle, aet. 55, pleurisy. 

" 20. Rhoda, daughter of Moses Johnson, 
aet. 17, fever. 

" 21. Ephraim Gard, aet. 40, dysentery. 

" 29. Elizabeth, wife of Jeremiah Gard, 
sen., aet. 60, dysentery. 
Dec. I. Wife of Daniel Burnet, aet. 35, con- 
sumption. 

" 2. Joseph Stiles, Esq., aet. 70, fever. 
5. Child of Daniel Burnet. 

" 16. Elizabeth, widow of Benj. Hath- 
away, Esq., aet. 67, remitting- 
fever. 

" " Robert, son of Uzal Tompkins, aet. 
I, consumption. 

" '• Child of Joseph Riggs. 
" 17. Servant child of Peter Pruden, 
billions fever. 

" 20. Rachel, wile of Benjamin Coe.* aet. 
58, pleurisy. 

" " Servant child of Jonathan Ford. 
" " Servant man of Jonathan Ford, aet. 
29, pleurisy. 

{ To be (JmUbnied. ) 



56 



THE RECORD. 



( Continued from page 48. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

The Trustees then appointed Doct. Tut- 
hill and Mr. Lindsly a comttiittee, to settle 
and collect the moneys Due for the use or 
Rent of the said House, and to hire out the 
said House for the future untill the further 
order of this Board ; Mr. Condict having 
declined serving any longer as Clerk of the 
Board, the Trustees unanimously choose 
Mr. Mills to be Clerk, and agreed that Mr. 
Condict deliver the money and obligations 
for money, with the Book to the said Clerk. 

Nov. 20, 1 781. The Trustees met at Jacob 
Arnold's, at the Request of the President, 
all present, and agreed to call for the money 
due on the Subscription for purchasing a 
parsonage, and if paid Before the first day of 
may next to be taken in State money (if 
offer'd) Allowing the Exchange of two for 
one, the Trustees appointed Mr. Tuthill, Mr. 
Ford & Mr. Mills to settle with Mr. Johnes, 
his Sallary, and charge for Ditching the 
parsonage meddow. And appointed Mr. 
Lindsly & Mr. Stiles to settle with Thos. 
Kinney on Acc't of a piece of Land the 
Trustees Bought of said Kinney. Tnustees 
settled with Justice Lindsly for Repairing 
the Burrying yard fence and found Due to 
him thirty-three Shillings. 

May 14, 1782. At a meeting of the Trus- 
tees at Mr. Johnes, present Mr. Conkling, 
Mr. Tuthi.l, Mr. Lindsly and Mr. Mills; 
Agreed <fe appointed Mr. Tuthill & Mr. Linds- 
ly a committe to call on Mr. Ferman, Q. M. 
& request him to remove the continental 
building on the parsonage land adjoining 
the house built by Mr. Huntington, Dec, 

Agreed that Mr. Johnes should employ 
some of the silversmiths to make a vessel 
for the use of the communion table, »t this 
Bord will pay for the Same (the workman- 
ship only), and that Mr. Johnes employ 
some person to Ditch the parsonage med- 
dow & this Bord pay for the Same. 

May 25, 1782. at a meeting of the Trus- 
tees on Morristown green, present Mr. Con- 
dict, Mr. Tuthill, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Stiles Sl 
Mr. Mills. Agreed & Bought the Continen- 
tal Buildings on the parsonage Land ad- 
joining the house Built by Mr. Huntington, 
Dec. for the use of the parish for the sum 



of £22,. the trustees then agreed with 
the O. Ms. Obale «fe Ferman by Leaving it to 
men for the Rent to be allowed for the house 
Built by Mr. Huntington while in publick 
use for the term of two years <t nine Months, 
which expired in June 1781, for which Rent 
is to be allowed ^9 per year, the trustees ap- 
pointed Mr. Mills to call on Col. Obale & 
Mr. Ferman to Settle the purchase of Said 
Buildmgs & Rent of said house and Receive 
the Ballance if to be had. 

April 25, 1783.— At a meeting of the 
Trustees at Morristown, all present but Mr. 
Condict. agreed and ordered the Clerk to 
Call on those persons Indebted to this Bord 
by note to pay at Least the Interest that is 
Due and that within three months or De- 
pend on being prosecuted in Law. 

The Trustees then appointed Mr. Conk- 
lin, Mr. Tuttle, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Ford & Mr. 
Mills or any three ot them to attend Van- 
due Next tuesday <& to purchase (if they 
think proper) the Continental house on the 
parsonage Land for the use of the parish in 
behalf of the Trustees — and to See to the 
Settling of the Rent due to the Trustees for 
the use of the Land where Said house 
Stands. 

May 23, 1783. — Trustees met at Morris- 
town at the Request of the president, all 
present. Appointed Mr. Frederick King to 
employ some person to Ring the Bell &, 
take care of the Clock. 

The Trustees then appointed Mr. Tuttle& 
Mr. Mills or either of them to Settle with 
Mr. Johnes Respecting his Sallary from the 
year 1774, and to Draw a List of the Delin- 
quents of the Rates and Subscriptions due 
for Sallary from that time and present a copy 
of Such deficiency to Each of the Pa rish col- 
lectors, and Desire them to Request the peo- 
ple thus behind to pay their deficiencies or 
give Notes for the Same. And that the Said 
Committee at a proper time lay before the 
Congregation the debt due for the repairs 
of the meeting house. Ringing the Bell &c., 
and fall on such meashures as the parish 
Shall approve for Discharging the same, 
and that the Said Committee take meash- 
ures to discharge the arrears. Either by ap- 
plying the debts now due or by a new Sub- 
scription as shall appear most agreeable to 
the parish. 

( To be continued. ) 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shai.i. be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. r. 



AUGUST, 1880. 



NO. 8. 



(Printed with the approval of Session.) 

tended church during his Presidency, with 
Mrs. Washington, who was regularly a com- 
municant. From which remark it is fairly 
inferred that Washington himself was not. 

Perhaps other testimony may be adduced 
to throw more light on the subject. It 
seems probable that in early life the Father 
of his Country was a communicant, but that 
in later years he neglected his duty and 

privilege in this respect. 

Philo. 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terms, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail, and may begin with 
the first number. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., us second class matter. 

(From New York Observer, J jiiuary 29th, 1880.] 

WASHINGTON'S COMMUNION 

It is well known that Geu. Washingti^n 
professed the Christian religion, and it is in 
evidence that he was a praying man, habitu- 
ally kneeling in secret prayer, and some- 
times with the Bible open betore him while 
he was on his knees. 

It is also in evidence that while the army 
was at Morristown, he requested of the 
pastor of the Presbyterian church, Dr. 
Johnes, the privilege of partaking of the 
Lord's Supper with the chuich at its regular 
communion. His request was cheerfully 
granted by Dr. Johnes, who said to the 
General : " We give the Lord's invitation 
to all his followers of whatever name." 

A lady, an adopted daughter of Washing- 
ton, and his wife's granddaughter, having 
lived in his family for twenty years, slates 
in a letter to Mr. Sparks, that on communion 
Sundays the General was in the. habit of 
leaving the church with her, before the 
communion, and the carriage was sent buck 
for Mrs. Washington, who remained to com- 
mune. 

Bishop White states in a letter to Rev. 
Mr. Parker that Washington habitually at- 



Sextons of the First Church. 
There are probably few, if any, churches 
in the land in which the sextons have 
served longer or more faithfully than in our 
own church. The names of those who filled 
that office previous to the year 1784 are un- 
known. Under date of Nov. 23, 1784, men- 
tion is made in the Trustees' Book of Nathan 
Howell, but in such a way as to lead to the 
inference that he was already filling the 
position. 

The list is as follows ; 
Nathan Howell, 1784 to June 21, 1790. 
William Cherry, June 21, 1790, to Sept. 12. 

1818. 
Moses Cherry, sonof Wm., Sept. 13, i8i8 to 

Nov. 7. 1841. 
Sevalon Mulford, Nov. 6, 1841 to July 29. 

1865. 
Francis L. Whitehead, Aug. 19, 1865 to 



The " Bill of Mortality " begins in this 
number its mournful record of that terrible 
year, 1777. Gen. Washington's army en- 
camped here in January of that year. Small- 
pox soon made its appearance with fatal 
effects. Sixty-eight were swept away by it 
in the parish alone, not counting those who 
died in the army. Good pastor Johnes at- 
tended in that one year over 200 funerals, 
more than half of which resulted from 
malignant diseases. 



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THE RECORD. 



Newark, N. J., Box 202, 

June 28, 1880. 
In the Record of ]u\y, 1880. is the fol- 
lowing in relation to an article in the Pres'n 
of C)ct. 3, 1846 : " No one now in the office 
of the Presn is able to say who K. H., the 
author, is." He was the Rev. Richard 
Webster, then, and till his death, the pastor 
of tlie Pres'n church of Mauch Chunk, Pa, 
the finals of which, inverted, he used for his 
siif nature. Wm. P. Vail. 



Orange, N. J., July 3, 1880. 
Rt^i'd. Rufus S. Green : 

Mv Dear Sir: lam greatly obliged to 
you for the Record. I have been prompted 
by the last No. to send you some notes 
upon its historical glances, 
• Are there any memorials of Doct. Tuthill 
who is named as a Trustee of the Morris- 
town church, or any in Morris to whom 
you can refer me for information con- 
cerning him ? I had no knowledge of such 
a man till I read the minutes of Trustees in 
your publication, You are doing a worthy 
thing in getting your early records in print- 
ed form. We ought to do it in Orange. 
Very truly, Stephen Wickes. 



NOTES ON "GLANCES AT THE PAST," 
In the Record, Vol. i. No, 7., 

BY DR. wickes. 

The Xuttles, Kitchels and Lindsleys came 
from Eng., first to the N. Haven & Conn, 
colony and migrated thence to N, Jersey. 

Joseph Tuttle was in Newark befoie 1738, 
removed to Hanover, d. 1789. a. 91. His 
will names Joseph, John, David and g. son 
Sam'l, son of Joseph (Conger's genealogies.) 

Timothy Tuttle was of Hanover, 1755. 
Will names Dan'l, Thomas, Isaac, Stephen, 
Abraham, Mary, Joanna,. Ibid, Timothy, 
Joseph & Stephen Tuttle, " all of Newark," 
gave rec't to Exec'rs Apr. 9, 1725, for legacy 
from their "honored lather, Stephen Tuttle, 
of VVoodbridge." 

Robert Kitchel left Eng, in the first ship 
that ever anchored in New Haven bay. He 
& his son Samuel were two of the 41 asso- 
ciates from Milford who signed the " Funda- 
mental agreement" in 1667, which docu- 
ment the 23 associates from Branford had 
signed the year previous. Tliey each rec'd 
their home lots in the town of Newark. 

Samuel (by his second wife, Grace Pierson, 



sister of'Abraham), had Abraham, who, in 
1 714, sold land in Newark, deed signed also 
by his wife Sarah. He was in Hanover in 
1722. Was a deacon in the church there 
when he died, 1741, a. 62. Wife d. 1745 ; 
both buried in Whippany, (Conger, Stearns, 
et aliis.) 

Francis Linle, (Lindly, Lindsly,) an asso- 
ciate in Newark, from Milford 1667, was a 
son of John of Guilford Conn. 1650, At Bran- 
ford had Deborah in 1656. & Ruth, 1658, 
also sons John, Ebenezer, Beiij., Jos., & 
Jonathan. (Conger.) 

In 1699 gave lands to son John, 1703-4 to 
Benj,, Joseph, Jonathan & Ebenezer, In 
the deeds he is " of Newark in the Prov. of 
East Jersey, "and his sons therein described 
as of the same place. John in 171 1-12 
signed an agreement with John Baldwin, 
both " of Newark," Mar. 1726-7. John 
Lindsley "of Hanover in the County of 
Hunterdon," «&;c., " carpenter," conveyed to 
Sam'l & John Harrison " of Newark," lands 
therein. 

Joseph migrated to Whippany, was bur'd 
there in 1753. 

Jonathan was in Hanover in 1726. 

Benj. & Ebenezer were of Orange and 
owned .ands given by their father in 1704. 
Were bur'd here and their descendants are 
here. 

The forge in Whippany was built " about 
1710," (Pres. Tuttle.) As Francis had a child 
1656, he must have been at least 69 when 
he gave lands in 1704 and 75 when the forge 
was started. 

There was no other Fran/:is than this 
one. As John removed to Hanover alter 
1712 and his brothers then or subsequently, 
he is probably the Lindsley named in the 
" Glances " of K, H. 

Rev. Jno. Nutman was eldest son of 
J:imes, Esq., from Edinburgh by 2nd wife 
Sarah, dau. of Rev'd John Prudden. James 
d. Mar, 8, 1739, a. 'j'j (Conger.) 

Rev'd Jno, had a dau. Hannah, 2d wife of 
Jonathan Sergeant of Newark, who had 
Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant, the father of 
Hons. John, Thomas and Elihu Spencer 
Sergeant and Sarah, wife of Sam'l Miller, 
D.I), (Hatfield's Elizabeth p. 353.J Hat- 
field in his History furnishes rotices of 
Rev'd Nath'l Hubbel nnd Rev.Jno, Cleverly. 

In History of Long Island by N. S. 
Prime (Robt. Carter, 1845,) p. 104, s, 99, Will 
be found a very full record of Rev'd Azariah 
Horton prior to his migration to S. Han- 
over as 1st pastor when he served 25 years 
an^! (1, 1777. 



THE RECORD. 



59 



REPRESENTATIVES OF MORRIS COUNTY 
IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. 
The act setting off the County of Morris 
from Hunterdon was passed March 15, 1738-9, 
and the act setting off Sussex County from 
Morris June 8, 1753, but neither county was 
represented in the Colonial Legislature until 
the 22d and last, which met in 1772, when 
Jacob Ford and William Winds represented 
Morris County, and Thomas Van Home, 
(and after his death Joseph Barton) and 
Nathaniel Pettit represented Sussex. 

May 22d, 1756 in the minutes of the As- 
sembly it appears that several petitions 
were presented to the House from the 
Count)' of Morris signed by 190 hands set- 
ling forth "the Hardships they labour under 
by having no members allowed to Represent 
them in General Assembly; praying the 
Legislature to Grant them the usual privi- 
ledges as the other counties Enjoy in being 
represented by two members in General 
Assembly for the future, which were read 
and ordered a second Reading." 

By the First State Constitution adopted 
Jul)' 2, 1776, each county elected annually 
one member of the Legislative Council and 
three members of Assembly, the first elec- 
tion to be on the second Tuesday of August, 
and afterwards on the second Tuesday of 
October, and to convene the second Tues- 
day after election. 

The members from Morris for each Legis- 
lature and the time of assembling are as 
follows : 

ist Legislature, 1776, Aug. 27. 
Council, Silas Condict. 
Assembly, Jacob Drake, 
Ellis Cook, 
William Woodhull. 
2d Legislature, 1777, Oct. 28, 
Council, Silas Condict. 
Assembly, Jacob Drake, 
Ellis Cook, 
William Woodhull. 
3d Legislature, 1778, Oct. 27. 
Council, Silas Condict. 
Assembly, Jacob Drake, 

Abraham Kitchel, 
David Thompson. 
4th Legislature, 1779, Oct. 26. 
Council, Silas Condict. 
Assembly, Abraham Kitchel, 
Ellis Cook, 
Alexander Carmichael. 



5th Legislature, 1780, Oct. 24. 
Council, Silas Condict. 
Assembly, William Winds, 
John Carle, 
Eleazer Lindsley. 
6th Legislature, 1.781, Oct. 23. 
Council, John Carle, 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 

Aaron Kitchel, 
John Stance. 
7th Legislature, 1782, Oct. 22. 
Council, John Carle. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 

Aaron Kitchel, 
John Starke. 
8th Legislature, 1783, Oct. 28. 
Council, John Carle. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 
John Starke, 
Jonathan Dickerson. 
9th Legislature, 1784, Oct. 26. 
Council, John Carle, 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 

Aaron Kitchel, 
Jacob Arnold, 
loth Legislature 1785, Oct. 25. 

Council, John Cleves Symnies. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 
John Starke, 
Jacob Arnold, 
nth Legislature, 1786, Oct. 24. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 
John Starke, 
Aaron Kitchel. 
i2th Legislature, 1787, Oct. 23. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 

Aaron Kitchel, 
John Starke. 
13th Legislature. 1788, Oct. 28. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 
John Starke, 
Aaron Kitchel. 
14th Legislature, 1789, Oct. 27, at Perth 
Amboy. 
Council, William Woodhull. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 

Aaron Kitchel. 
Jacob Arnold. 
( To be conMnufid. ) 



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THE RECORD. 



( Co)i tinned from page 52 ) 

HALF-WAY MEMBERS. 



1783. 
May 15. 



Zenas Condict <fc Hannah his wf. 
'• Isaac Lyon & Rebekah his wf. 
July 8. Aaron Howell, Junr., & Phebe 
his wf. 
Theophilus Hathaway's wf. Phebe, 
Phebe Stockbridge. 
Joseph Halsey & Jerusha his wf. 



Aug, 1 7. 
Sept. 1 8. 
Nov. 23. 

1784. 
Apr. 18. 

" 29. 
June2o. 
Sept. 1 9. 

" 26. 
N0V.18. 

1785. 
Jan. 20. 
Apr. 3. 

" 28. 
May I. 

" 22. 
Apr. 26. 
Nov. 4. 

" 27, 
Dec. 8. 

" 18. 

" 29. 

" 30- 
1786. 

Jan. 19. 
" 29. 

Mar. 30. 



Apr. 16, 
July 2. 

" 31- 
Sept. 3. 

" 17. 
Nov.io. 

" 19. 
Dec. 3. 

1787. 
Feb. 9. 
May 6. 
Junei7. 
N0V.25. 



Mary wf of Wm. Locy. 
Abigail wf. of Abraham Munson. 
George Gwinnup & wf. Margaret. 
Benj. Pierson A Abigail his wf. 
David Reeve & Martha his wf. 
Aaron Marsh & Nance his wf. 

Ben Woodruff «fc Patience his wf. 

Isaac WooUey & Hannah his wf. 

Isaac Conckling & Comfort his wf. 

Keziah Fairchild and her sister. 

Jemima Fairchild. 

David Tuttle <fc Phebe his wf. 

Paul Lee & Eunice his wf. 

Isaac Walker. 

Dayton Talmadge & Charity his wf. 

Dan'l Pierson & Prudence his wf. 

Moses Esty &■ wf. Anna. 

Jacob Ball, bap. adult., & Mary 

his wf. 
Hannah, Asa Beach's wf. 

Dan Phenix & Anna his wf. 

Doc. Timo. Jones' wf. Abigail. 

Rob Arnold, Jun. & Mary his wf. 

David & Bathia Pierson. 

John Conkling & Elizabeth his 
wife. 

Elizabeth, wf. of Jonathan Hay- 
ward. 

John Oliver. 

Hannah, Cap. S. Howell's wf. 

Martha, George Emmel's wf, 

Zebidiah Orsborn. 

Gideon Riggs & Rachel his wf. 

Phebe wf. of John Kirkpatrick. 

Elizabeth wf. of Peter Fairchild. 

Phebe, wf. of William Wick. 

Nathaniel Bears & Ame his wf. 
Abr.Tunis Schenck & Phebe his wf. 
James Vance & Amy his wf. 
Isaac I^indsly &> Phebe his wf. 



1788. 
Feb. 24. David Lindsly & Tapena his wf. 
May 2. Benj. Freeman, Jun. & Elizabeth 

his wf., with her child. 
July 6. Jno. Wilson & Mary his wf. 
" Jno. Sprout and Mary his \vf. 
Caleb Tuttle & Mary his wf. 
Samuel Tuttle & Rebeka his wf. 

Stephen Burnet's wf. 
Catharine, wf. of Jacob Reed. 



Asanath (?) wf. of Steph. Burnet. 

(See above Feb. 27, '89. — Ed.) 
Joseph Godden & Eunice his wf. 
Mary, wf. of Moses Sturge. 
Larence Wilson & Jane his wf. 
Thomas Johnson. 
John Alwood. 
Abraham Core & bap., and Jane 

his wf. 
Elizabeth, wf. of James Pitney, 
Moses Johnson & Hulda his wf. 



Sept. 5. 


Oct. 19. 


1789. 


Feb. 27. 


June 2. 


1790. 


Feb. 17. 


July 26. 


Aug.23. 


Sept. 20. 



Oct. 4. 



" 17 

" 25 

1791. 

Jan. 3 



Bethuel Hayward & Temperance 

his wf. 
Will Hamilton & Nelle his wf. 
Abraham Munson. 
Abraham Conkling & Jemima 

his wf. 
Oct. 6. Gabriel Ford & Francis Goldo 

his wf. 



May 23. 
July 2. 
Sept. 1 1. 



WHO CAN TELL. 
The date of death or removal from town 
of the following persons : 



DATE OF JOINING CHURCH. 



Jonathan Reeve, 
Susanna, wf, of Joseph Jones, 
Stephen Freeman, Jr., 
Sarah, wf.of Abraham Ludlam, 
Sarah, wf. of Samuel Munson, 
Abigail, wf. of John Robards. 
Stephen Mahurin, 
Timothy Riggs, 
Sarah, wf of Timothy Peck, 
Abigail, wf. of Isaac Pain, 
Widow Rebecca Stockbridge, 
Rachel, wf. of Uriah Cutler, 
Widow Abigail Gilbard, 
Sarah, wf. of Wm. Goodwin, 
Stephen Munson, 
Mary, wf of Moses Prudden, 
Ame, wf. of Joseph Lind$ly, 



Sept. 24, 1752. 
June 27, 1753. 
Nov. 3, 1753. 
Sept. I, 1754. 

Apr. II, 1756. 
July 3, 1757. 
Sept. 4, " 

" 3. " 
Jan. 5, 1759. 

Sept. 6, 1 76 1. 



Nov. 7, 1762. 
Sept. 2, 1764. 



THE RECORD. 



6i 



( Coniinued from page 53.) 

BAPTISMS. 

'758. 
JuneiS. Lorance Decker, child Job. 
" 25. Benjn. Halsey & wf., ch. Ruth. 
" Isaac Tuttle & wf., ch. Isaac. 
" Philip Hathaway & wf., ch. Mary. 
July 2. Thomas Coe & wf., ch. Stephen, 
" 10. Seth Mahurin & wf. two youngest 
children. Bap. Rockaway. 
Aug. 6. Joseph Pierson & wf., ch. Abraham. 
" " Wido. Zervia Wines, ch. Loruhama. 
" " Thomas Throop's wf., ch. Abigail. 
" 13. Thomas Wilkerson on wf.'s ac- 
compt., ch. Mary. 
" Wm. Goodwin on wf.'s accompt., 
chn. Nance, Margere, Seth, 
John. 
" 20. John Lindsly & wf, ch. lohn. 
« .< William Akeman & wf., ch. Jane. 
" 27. Henry Primrose & wf., ch. James. 
Sept.17. Stephen Conkling & wf , ch. Mary. 
" Zophar Freeman & wf . ch. David. 
" 24. Capn. Daniel Tuttle on wf's ac- 
compt., ch. Mary. 
Oct. 8. William Brown & wf,ch. Uriah. 
" 29. Matthias Burnet & wf., ch. Phebe. 
" " Rob Arnold & wf., ch. Silvanus, 

born Sept. 21, 1758. 
" *' John Cole & wf., ch. Daniel. 
Nov- 12. Matthew Fairchild & wf., ch. Re- 
becca. 
Dec. 31. Joshua Ball & wf, ch. Phebe. 
" Thomas Tuttle &wf., ch. Caleb. 

1759- 
Jan. 5. Rebecca Stockbridge, ch. Phebe, 
her youngest. 
" 21. John Mitchel & wf., ch. Benj., born 
Nov. 22, 1758. 
Feb. 4. Abraham Hathaway & wf., ch. 
Jemima. 
*' 18. Abigail wf of Constant Cooper, 

adult. 
" " Phebe Whaler, adult. 
*' 25. Thomas Brandon & wf Martha, 
two chn.. William & Mary Ann. 
" " Junia Lindsly, ch. Rachel. 
Mar, II. Tim. Mills & wf., ch. Phebe. 

" 25. Moses Johnson So wf., chn. Mary k 
Eunice. 
Apr. 15. Moses Prudden & wf, ch. Phebe. 
" " James Frost, negro ch. Tubal. 



Apr. 22 



" 29, 



May 8. 

'■ 12. 

" 20. 
Juneio. 



" 24 

July 8. 

" 15- 



" 29. 
Aug. 5. 



Aug.I2. 

" 19. 

Sept. 2. 

" 9- 
Oct. I. 



" 14. 

" 21. 

" 28. 

Nov. 4. 



Benj. Coe & wf , ch. Jane. 

Henry Gardiner & wf , ch. Ruth. 

Sam'l Bayles, Junr. & wf, ch. 
Jemima. 

Daniel Wick & wf.. ch. William & 
servant ch. Hagar. 

Phineas Fairchild & wf., ch. Sarah, 
Born Feb. 22, 1759. 

Daniel Morris & wf, ch. Sarah. 

Wid. Elizabeth Mott. ch. Ebenezar. 

James Miller & wf , ch. Eleazar. 

Joshua Geering, dult., & ch. Nance. 

Seth Mahurin & wf , ch. Othiniel. 

David Beeman & wf., ch. 

Ephraim Burrel & wf., ch. 

Jonathan Reeve & wf, ch. Jona- 
than. 

Doc. Sam'l Tuthil & wf., ch. Sarah. 

Petr. Dickerson & wf., ch. Nance. 

Joshua Whitehead on wf.'s ac- 
compt., twins, Samuel & 
Isaac. 

Deac. Matt. Lum & wf., ch. Sarah. 
John Hunterdon & wf., ch. Symon. 
Abraham Campfield on wf's ac- 
count, ch. Israel. 
Willm. Bates & wf., ch. Martha. 
John Pierson & wf., ch. Mary. 
Agnish ye wf. of Stepn. Lyon, chn. 

Joseph & David. 
John Fford, ch. John. — 
Jabesh Bears & wf., ch, John. 
John Robards & wf, ch. Silas. 
Eleazer Hathaway & wf., ch. Theo- 

philus. 
Benjn. Bayles, Jun. & wf, ch. Ro- 

bard. 
Benj. Hathaway & wf., ch. Hannah. 
Sam. Shipman & wf , ch, Phebe. 
Moses Johnson & wf , ch, Rhoda. 
The wid, of Charles Howell, ch. 

Mary, born July 28, 1759. 
Shadrack Howard & wf., ch. 

Bethuel. 
Adoniram Prudden &wf.,ch. Elijah. 
Capt. Dan'l Tuttle & wf., ch. 

Daniel. 
John Burrell & wf., ch. Jemima. 
Peter Norris & wf , ch. Mary. 
Thom?^s Marigold on wf.'s accompt, 

ch. Samuel. 
Job Lorain on wf.'s accompt., chn. 

Sarah & Job. 
i To 1)6 QofUinv^ji.) 



62 



THE RECORD. 



{CoHtiwied from page 54.) 

MARRIAGES. 



1772. 



|une 4. Icabod Johnson & Rhoda Headly. 
" 25. Joseph Cathcart & Thankful Hun- 
tington. 
Aug. 2. Joseph Lewis & Anne S. Johnes. 
Sept. 8. Benjamin Suythard & Joanna Shaw. 
" 20. Luke Devour, of Pepper Cotton & 
Elizabeth Masters, both of Har- 
duston. 
Oct. 4. John Cook & Jane Peer, both of 
Pequannock. 
" 15. Daniel Baldwin & Margaret Wilson 

of Parsepaning. 
" 22. John Lyon & Theodosia Fairchild. 
" 25. Abraham Hudson & Abigail Hay- 
ward. 
Nov. 4. John Wheler & Charity Stiles. 

" 23. Asahel Shipman & Electa Riggs 
Dec. 3. John Perkhurst & Letitia Hatha- 
way. 
" 8, James Eddy & Miriam Wilkerson. 
" " Moses Allen & Elisabeth Turner. 
" 13. Jacob Johnson & Anne Veal. 
" 21. Daniel Hall & Sarah Lace. 

1773- 
Jan. 18. Ralph Bridge & Catherine Rogers. 
" 24. Silas Hathaway & Prudence Bald- 
win, of Rockaway, both. 
" 25. Humphry Davenport & Elizabeth 
Erwin, of Pequanack, both. 
Feb. I. James Young, of Morris Co., and 
Elizabeth Lowraine, of Somer- 
sett. 
" 17. Asher Fairchild & Martha Howell. 
" 25. James Bullen & Phebe Primrose. 
" •' Caleb Howell & Rebecca Stiles. 
Mar. 18. David Garrigas & Abigail Loce. 
" 21. James Cooper, of Roxbury & Mary 

Winnings, of this town. 
" 23. Seth Gregory & Ruth Pierson, 
April 22 Nathaniel Thompson & Hannah 

Pierson. 
May 30. Benj. Freman, Junr., & Elizabeth 

Carter. 
June 24. William Dote & Margeret Serren. 
July 4. William Verguson & Jerusha 

Knapp. 
Aug. 15. John Ward & Pamela Bridge. 
" 16. William Ketchen & Eunice Rob- 
arts. 
Sept. 5. Thomas Combs & Mary Johnson. 



Sept. 


8. 


Nov. 


I. 


" 


21. 


" 


22. 



Nov. 22. 

" 28. 
Dec. 26. 

1774- 
Jan. 2. 

" 26. 

" 27. 
" 30. 



Feb. 21. 

" 22. 
Mar. 7. 



" 13- 
Apr. 19. 

May 16, 



> 



20. 
Juneis. 

July 9. 
" 10. 
" 20. 

•' 25. 

•' 3'- 

Aug. I. 

" 28. 

Sept. 7. 

" 19. 

Oct. 2. 

'• 17. 

" 25. 

Nov. 2. 

" 29. 

" 23. 



Jonathan Fairchild & Sarah 
Howell. 

Dennis Comes, of Woodbridge, & 
Eunice Johnson. 

Uriah Allen & Rachel Coe. 

Samuel Cob & Sarah Southard, 
both of Rockaway, false mar- 
riage — another husband. 

Josiah Ayrs, of Baskenridge & Cly- 
mene Conkling. 

Daniel Smith & Joanna Gardiner. 

Samuel Morris & Joanna Woodruff. 

Job Allen & Mary Minton, of Rock- 
away, both. 

EphraimCastemore & Mary White- 
head. 

Aaron Crane & Mary Hathawajf. 

John Pierson, of Rockaway, & 
Sarah Garragas. 

Benj. Prudden & Eunice Baldwin. 

Abiel Wheeler & Sarah Dalrimple. 
Rockaway. 

Ephraim Youngs & Phebe Cutler. 

Abraham Peer & Susanna Johnson, 
Rockaway. 

Benj. Bridge & Elizabeth Hatha- 
way. 

Timothy Ward & Thankful Smith. 

Jesse Smith & Eunice Tingley. 

Joshua Badger & Mary Hathaway, 
daughter of Philip. 

William Bayles & Hannah Halsey. 

Jonathan Ogden & Abigail Gardi- 
ner. 

Samuel Merritt& Anna Garrigas. 

Jabez Beach & Anne Ayrs. 

Aaron Howell & Abigail Crane, 
widow. 

Zerah Rolfe & Sibil Keen. 

David Lee & Eunice Carter. 

Samuel Freeman & Sarah Crane. 

Jacob Whitehead & Elizabeth Ar- 
nold. 

Abraham Day & Sarah Coe. 

John Crane & Mary O'Harah. 

George King & Esther Dickenson. 

Jeduthan Day & Phebe Wines. 

Ezra Halsey & Sarah Johnson. 

Samuel Squire & Rhoda Kitchel. 

Dan'l Prince Crane & Phebe Burnet 
531 married. 

Col. Joseph Tuttle«fe Widow Isabel 
Drake. 

( TV) 6< e&ntinvM. ) 



THE RECORD. 



63 



UJontinued from, pcuje 55.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 



1776. 



37. 



Dec. 20. Captain Zenas Condict,* aet 
phrenzy. 
" 21. George, servant of Peter Prudden, 

act. 40, bilious fever. 
" " Zervia. wife of Capt. Samuel Day,* 

aet. 56, fever. 
" 25. Isaac Brookfield.t* aet. 23, con- 
sumption. 
" 30. James Gillespie, aet. 36, camp-fever. 
" Francis Casterline, aet. 68, black- 
jaundice. 
" Caesar, servant of Ebenezer Con- 
dict, aet. 20, fever. 
*' 31. Rev. John Cleverly,* aet. 81, con- 
sumption. 
1777- 
Jan. 2. A child of Capt. Zenas Condict. 

3. Ezekiel Day,* aet. 33, consumption. 

4. Jerujah, wife of Henry Dow Trip, 

aet. 32, consumption. 
" 5. Son of John Miller, aet. 19. 

7. Benjamin, son of John Brookfield, 
Esq.,t aet. 15, fever. 
" II. Charity, widow of Benjamin Ship- 
man,* aet. 81, old age. 
" Moses Prudden,* aet. 45, cholic. 
•^ " " Col. Jacob Ford, Jun., aet. 39, peri- 
pneumony. (Born Feb. 19, 1738. 
Ed.) 
" Martha, widow of Joshua Ball, aet. 

55, small pox. 
" John Gwinup, aet. 28, fractured 
skull. 
" 16. Peter, servant of Doct. Jabez Camp- 
field,* aet. 76, old age. 
^ " 19. Col. Jacob Ford. Sen.,* aet, 73, 
fever. (Born Apr. 13, 1704. Ed.) 
" Stephen Moore, aet. 39, consump- 
tion. 
" 20. Caesar, servant of Zachariah Fair- 
child, St. Vitus's dance. 
" 21. Phoebe, wife of Benjamin Wood- 
ruff, aet. 36, consumption. 
'• 22. Esther, wife of Abiel Fairchild, aet. 
35, consumption. 

" 23. William Budd, aet. 45, inflammatory 
fever. 

" 24. Gershom Hathaway, act. 57, small- 
pox. 
" Nathaniel Lhomedieu, aet. 48, in- 
flammatory fever. 



Jan 



Feb. 



31. ^Vidow of Nathaniel Lhomedieu, 

aet. 45, child-bed. 
" Ebenezer Winds, aet. 25, small-pox. 
I. David, son 0} James Losey, aet. 2\, 

dysentery. 
3. Sarah, wife of John Ward,t aet. 27, 

dysentery. 
" Frank, servant of Capt. Hallsey, 

fever. 

3. Abraham, son of Uzal Tompkins,t 

aet. 2, fever. 

4. Silas Hallsey,* aet. 73, fever. 

6. Mary, widow of Thomas Bridge, 

aet. 70, fever. 

7. Child of Mr. Kemper. 

" Mary, daughter of Matthias Burnet, 

aet. 3, dysentery. 
— Tom, servant of Deacon Burnet, 

aet. 70, pleurisy. 
9. Richard Kinney, aet 60, fever. 
II. Isaac Whitehead,* aet. 77, pleurisy. 

16. Anna, daughter of Matthias Burnet, 

aet. I, dysentery. 

17. Jonathan Wilkison, aet. 38. putrid 

fever. 

" Joseph, son of Shubal Pitney, aet. 
18, fever. 

" Elizabeth Whitehead, aet. 21, con- 
sumption, 

" Samuel, son of Eleazer Hathaway, 
aet. 13, small pox. 

20. Eleazer Hathaway,* aet. 46, small 

pox. 

" Benoni, son of Eleazer Hathaway, 
aet. 5, smaLi pox. 

" John, son of Eleazer Hathaway, 
aet. I, small pox. 

" Servant Child of Eleazer Hatha- 
way, aet. 2, small pox. 

" Child of Henry Dow Trip. 

" Joseph, son of Peter Norris lun 
fits. 

" Sarah, wife of Constant Cooper, aet. 
35, consumption. 

21. Abraham Pierson,* aet. 70, pleu- 

risy. 

22. Mary, wife of Peter Metarr. aet. 42, 

small pox. 

23. Robert, son of David Godden, aet. 

6, dysentery. 

24. Wife of Nicholas Comesau, aet. 50, 

small pox. 

25. Phoebe, daughter of Waitstill Mun- 

son, aet. 19, small pox. 
{To he continued. ) 



64 



THE RECORD. 



{Continued froiu page iiG.) 

TRUSTEES" BOOK. 

Feb')' 9, 1784, at a meeting of the Trus- 
tees at Mr. Johnes's, present Mr. Condict, 
Mr. Conkling. Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Ford und 
Mr. Mills, agreed that the board cieling of 
the meeting house over head be Taken 
Down and a wall of Lime be put in its Stead 
and that the Side Cieling be painted. Also 
agreed that the Burying ground be put in 
fence with Boards, and appointed Mr. Lind- 
sly <t Mr. Mills a committee to doo the Same 
or Employ proper persons to do it. Also 
agreed to Draw Subscriptions to pay for the 
same. 

Feb. 17, 1784.— Trustees met at the Minis- 
ter's house, all present, agreed to Recon- 
sider the matter of walling the meeting 
house overhead, and agreed to have the 
cieling overhead taken down and put up in 
a better manner and be painted. And or- 
dered Mr. Fraderick King to pay to Samuel 
Huntington the Sum of Seven pounds and 
to Sara Winters the Sum of three pounds 
ten shillings ot the parish money it being 
for Debts Due from Simon Huntington 
Dec. Mr. Mills Reported that he had Set- 
tled with Mr. Johnes Respecting his Sallary 
from a former Settlement in the year 1775 
to the j'^ear 1780 Inclusive and found due to 
him for Said Six years Sallary ^107,5,2 and 
that he had Delivered Lists of the Delin- 
quents to the parish collectors according to 
order. ^ 

Trustees appointed Mr. Ford to provide 
and Set out 100 appletrees on the parsonage 
Land and this Bord will pay for the Same. 

April 30, 1784. — Trustees met at the re- 
quest of the president at Richard Johnsons, 
present Mr. Condict, Mr. Tuttle, Mr. Lind- 
sly & Mr. Mills. Agreed, and ordered Mr. 
Mills to prosecute in behalf of the Trustees 
those persons indebted on Subscriptions for 
purchasing a parsonage. Likewise those 
indebted to the parish by note. 

Aug. 18, 1784. — Trustees met by the Re- 
quest of the President at Mr. Johnes, present 
Mr. Condict, Mr. Conkling, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. 
Ford &Mr. Mills. Agreed to give Jonathan 
Ford an order on Capt. James Keen for the 
Sum of ;£3, 6, 8 ot the parish money due to 
the Trustees from sd. Keen it being for 100 
appletrees. The Trustees appointed Mr. Con- 



dict & Mr. Mills a committee to Settle with 
Mr. Fraderick King for the Repairs of the 
meeting house, Ringing the Bell, &c., and to 
pay the Ballance b}-^ giving order on those 
persons indebted to the parish by note or 
Subscription. Likewise to settle with Mr. 
Johnes Respecting his Sallary. 

Nov. 23, 1784 — At a meeting of the Trus- 
tees at the house of the minister, present Mr. 
Condict, Mr. Conkling, Mr. Tuthill, Mr. 
& Lindsly Mr. Mills. Agreed and appointed 
Nathan Howell, Fraderick King & William 
Johnes to take care of the Steple, to guard 
it against the weather by Applying Sheet 
Lead, painted cloath, &c., as they Shall 
think best & this bord will pay for the 
same, the Trustees then at the Request of 
Mr. Nathan Howell agreed to Say what 
price he should have for Diging graves and 
Tolling the Bell for funerals, which was for 
Children under ten years old to be Seven 
Shillings & Six pence and for grown per- 
sons Eleven Shillings and three pence — the 
Bord then adjourned to ist day of Dec. 
next to meet at this place at o'clock. 

Dec. 1, 1 784. — Trustees met pursuant to ad- 
journment, all present but Mr. Ford. Agreed 
and appointed Deacon Allen to call on the 
Delinquents in Mr. Johnes' Sallary and urge 
them to pay of their arears or give notes for 
the Same, & that he shall make abatements 
at his Discretion and this Bord will pay him 
for his Services. Then agreed to purchase 
of Capt. Silas Howell the Land that Lies 
Common, Adjasant to his house for the 
purpose of Enlarging the publick parade 
and appointed Mr. Condict & Mr. Tuthill a 
Committee to Compleet the Buisness with 
Capt. Howell to take a Deed & pay him for 
the Same, the Sum of ;^25, o, with the obli- 
gations in the hands of the Trustees the 
property of the parish. Then agreed to 
give of four years Interest on the obliga- 
tions in the hands of the Trustees the prop- 
erty of the parish Such as have Layne 
through the Late War. 

• {To be continued. ) 



We are indebted to Hon. Edmund D. Hal- 
sey, Esq., for the valuable list begun on the 
third page of this number of the Riccord, 
of the Representatives of Morris County in 
the State Legislature. The list will be con- 
tinued to the present time. 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N, J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : i8. 



VOL. I. 



SEPTEMBER, li 



NO. 9. 



(^Printed ■with the approval of Session. 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail, and may begin with 
the first number. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

We again solicit the aid of our friends in 
correcting any mistakes or supplying any 
omissions in either ot our lists, especiall}^ 
in the list of members which begins in the 
present number of the Record. Few can 
appreciate the amount of labor necessary to 
make this roll complete. First, the Ses- 
sional Books were read from the beginning 
of our church-history, and the names of 
members admitted to church-fellowship 
copied chronologically. Then for conve- 
nience of reference an alphabetical roll was 
needed. After this the Sessional Books 
were again read, and dismissions &c. noted. 
Then followed the great task of gathering 
some 3,000 names of persons deceased, 
not including those in "the Bill of Mortal- 
ity." From these it was necessary to cull 
the names of the members of the church, 
that the dates of iheir death might be enter- 
ed opposite their names in the membership- 
roll. Then followed the same work with the 
books of Evergreen Cemetery. It would be 
impossible to give one unfamiliar with 
this kind of work any adequate idea of the 
hundred sources of confusion which have 
furnished constant perplexity in the prose- 
cution of this labor. We have done the 
best we could. It would be too much to 



expect that ndlnistakes have been made. It 
has also been impossible to fill all the 
blanks. For the rest we must rely upon 
our friends. Bring out the old Bibles, the 
old diaries, the old family-trees, and give to 
The Record in this good work of saving 
local history all the aid possible. If you 
have not time and patience to read them^ 
hand them over to us. We will be responsi- 
ble for their safe return. 



Under Dr. Johnes's pastorate there were 
three lists of members. 

ist. Of those whom he found in full, 
communion when he came here in 1742, to- 
gether with those who came afterwards from 
other churches. 

This list is found on pages 12, 20 and 28. 

2nd. Of the Half- Way Members, pages 28, 
36, 44, 52 and 60. 

Many of these half-way members became 
at a later date full members ; and hence 
their names will appear again in the list 
which follows. 

3rd. Of those who united with the church 
by the profession of their faith, "this list be- 
begins on page 68 of the present issue. 

WHO CAN TELL 
The date of death or removal from town 
of the following persons : 

Joined the Church. 
Sarah, w. of Abr. Ludlow, Sept. i, 1754. 
Sarah, w. of Sam'l Munson, " " " 
Abigail, w. of John Robards, Apr. 11, 1756. 
Timothy Riggs, Sept. 4, 1757. 

Sarah, w. of Timo. Peck, " 3, " 

Abigail, w. of Isaac Pain, Jan. 5, 1759. 
Wid. Rebecca Stockbridge, " " " 
Rachel, w. of Uriah Cutler, Sept. 6, 1761. 
Wid. Abigail Gilbard, " " " 

Stephen Munson, Nov. 7, 1762. 

! Mary, w. of Moses Prudden, Sept. 2. 1764. 
! Jane, w. of Joseph Lindsley, " " " 



66 



THE RECORD. 



THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY. 

Or, as it is more popularly known, Prince- 
ton College, was chartered in 1746 by John 
Hamilton, acting governor of the colony. 
Rev. Jonathan Dickinson, pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Elizabethtown. was 
its first President. At his death, Oct. 7. 
1747. the students were removed from Eliza- 
bethtown to Newark, and placed under the 
care of Rev. Aaron Burr, who was chosen to 
succeed Mr. Dickinson as Pra*ident. In 1757 
the institution, then numbering about sev- 
enty students, was removed to Princeton. 

Gov. Belcher made at this time a "gener- 
ous donation of his library of books, with 
other valuable ornaments" to the College. 
Grateful for his liberality the trustees desired 
to name their first building, erected in 1757, 
in his honor. This honor was declined by 
the Governor; but the suggestion was ad- 
ded that it be called Nassau Hall, " to ex- 
press the honor we retain in this remote part 
of the globe, to the immortal memory of the 
glorious King Wtllta7n the third, who was a 
branch of the illustrious House of Nassau ; 
and who. under God, was the great deliverer 
of the British natzoti from those two mon- 
strous furies, Popery atid Slavery," &c. In 
accordance with this suggestion the Trus- 
tees resolved " that in all time to come," the 
building should be called Nassau Hall. 

Princeton has received many munificent 
gifts. We doubt, however, if any have been 
more timely and helpful than the following 
which we copy from the last page of our ear- 
liest Records, and which shows the deep in- 
terest of the early inhabitants of this com- 
munity in the cause of education. 

SUBSCRIPTION FOR PRINCETON COLLEGE. 

Morristown, Jan. 5th, 1769, the Trustees 
of the College of New-jersey having repre- 
sented to the Presbyteries, that the interest 
of their capital was inadequate to the an- 
nual necessary expences of the College, 
The Presbyteries considering the necessity 
and importance of the object, are uniting 
their indeavours to increase said capital. 
And our Presbytery, viz., of New-york, the 
i8tV» of October agreed to open a subscrip- 
tion to exert ourselves on that head, which 
motion the members of ourCh. Session not- 
withstanding the publick expence now ly- 
ing on them, do, both encourage it them- 



selves, and recommend it to others — The 
subscription is as followeth — We whose 
names are under written do promise to pay 
or cause to be paid to the Treasurer of the 
College and to the use and benefit of the 
College the several sums affixed to our 
names Proc, &c. 

Rev'd Tim. Johnes . ;£ 9. o. o 
Jacob Ford, Esq'r . . 21.0.0 

Dea. Matthias Burnet . . 9. o. o 
Cap. Tim. Mills . . 6. o. o 

Elder Daniel Lindsley . . 3. o. o 
Abr. Ogden, Esq'r . , 3. o. o 

Elder Jno. Lindsley . . 3. o. o 
Joseph Wood . . 6. o. o 

Henry Gardiner . . 0.16.0 

Nathan Reeve . . 3. o. o 

John Ayres, Esq'r . . 9. o. o 

Thomas Kenney . . 3. o. o 

Will'm DeHart, Esq'r . . 3. o. o 
Thomas Morrell . . 4.10.0 

Jonas Phillips . . . 4.10.0 

Isaac Pierson . . 3. o. o 

Jonathan Cheever . . i. o. o 

Peter Condict . . 2.11.0 

Peter Prudden . . .2.11.0 

Moses Prudden . . 2.11.0 

Joseph Prudden . . . 2.11.0 

Benjamin Pierson . . 9. o. o 

Samuel Tuthill, Esq'r . . 3. o. o 
Silas Condict . . 3. o. o 

Ezra Halsey, elder . . 12.0.0 

Samuel Robarts . . 3. o. o 

Augustine Bayles . . 3. o. o 

Wid. Phebe Wood . . 3. o. o 

Jonathan Stiles, Esq'r . . 1.15.0 
Cap. Benjamin Halsey . o.io.o 



140. 5. o Proc. 
Benjam'n Lindsley. 

April 27, 1873. The Elders being met, 
Mr. Sergeant, the Treasurer of ye College 
receit for ;^i4o Proc. was seen and acknowl- 
edged by the Elders and the overplush was 
allowed for incidental charges, testafied in 
behalf of ye Rest by Jacob Fford. 

Sept. 29, 1787. Then presented to the 
Trustees of Nassau Hall for the education 
of poor and pious youth as followeth, viz : 
Caleb Russell, Esq. 22 dol. & 45 ninetieths 
Joseph Lewis, Esq. 11 
42 
I 
I 
3 



Silas Condict, Esq. 

Icabod Cooper, 

Dea. Gilbert Allen, 

Phillip Lindsley, 

Jonathan Dickerson.Esq., i6dol.& 12 

Col. Benoni Hathaway, 3 " & 30 

John Mills, 9 " & 2 



&5 

& I 

& I 

&80 

&66 



£ 41.3-9 

For which they received the thanks of the 
Board of Trustees. 

Test, TiMO. Johnes. 



THE RECORD. 



67 



{C'07iti7iued from page 59.) 

REPRESENTATIVES OF MORRIS COUNTY 

IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. 
15th Legislature, 1790. Oct. 26, at Burling- 
ton. 
Council, William Woodhull. 
Assembly, Ellis Cook, 

Aaron Kitchel, 
Jacob Arnold. 
i6th Legislature, 1791, Oct. 25. 
Council, Ellis Cook. 
Assembly, Silas Condict, 
John Starke, 
Hiram Smith. 

17th Legislature, 1792, Oct. 23. 
Council, Ellis Cook. 
Assembly, Silas Condict, (speaker). 

Hiram Smith 

John Wurts. 

i8th Legislature, 1793, Oct. 22. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Silas Condict, (speaker). 
Aaron Kitchel, 
David Welsh. 
19th Legislature, 1794, Oct. 28. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Sila-s Condict, (speaker). 
Aaron Kitchel, 
David Welsh. 
20th Legislature, 1795, Oct. 27. 
Council, Ellis Cook. 
Assembly, John Starke, 

David Thomson, 
John Debow. 
2ist Legislature, 1796, Oct. 25. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Silas Condict, 
David Welsh, 
John Cobb. 
22d Legislature, 1797, Oct. 24. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Silas Condict, (speaker), 
David Welsh, 
Aaron Kitchel. 
23d Legislature, 1798, Oct. 23. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Silas Condict, 

William Corwin, 
Cornelius Voorheese. 
24th Legislature, 1799, Oct. 22. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, William Corwin, 



24th Assembly Cornelius Voorheese, 
William Campfield. 

25th Legislature, 1800, Oct. 28. 

Council, Abraham Kitchel. 
Assembly, Cornelius Voorheese, 

Silas Condict, 

David Welsh. 

26th Legislature, 1801, Oct, 27. 
Council, David Welsh. 
Assembly, Aaron Kitchel, 
William Corwin. 
27th Legislature, 1802, Oct. 26. 
Council, David Welsh, 
Assembly, Aaron Kitchel, 
William Corwin, 
Jonathan Ogden. 
28th Legislature, 1803, Oct. 25. 
Council, David Welsh. 
Assembly, Aaron Kitchel, 
William Corwin, 
Jonathan Ogden. 

29th Legislature, 1804. Oct. 23. 
Council, David Welsh. 
Assembly, Aaron Kitchel, 

Jonathan Ogden, 
Jesse Upson. 
30th Legislature, 1805, Oct. 22, 
Council, David Welsh. 
Assembly, Jesse Upson, 
Lewis Condict, 
George Tucker. 

31st Legislature, 1806, Oct. 28. 
Council, David- Welsh. 
Assembly, Lewis Condict, 

Jesse Upson, 

Nicholas Neighbour. 
32d Legislature, 1807, Oct. 27. 

Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 
Assembly, Lewis Condict, 

Nicholas Neighbour, 

Stephen Dod. 

33d Legislature, 1808, Oct. 25. 

Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 
Assembly, Lewis Condict, (speaker) , 
Nicholas Neighbour, 
Stephen Dod. 
34th Legislature, 1809, Oct. 24. 

Council, Bedjamin Ludlow. 
Assembly, Aaron Kitchel, 

Lewis Condict, (speaker). 
Stephen Dod. 
( To be conMnieed. ) 



€S 



THE RECORD. 



MEMBERS. 



"The Names and Number o 
my selfe since mv ordination- 



Names. 
Benjamin Hathaway, Doc. 
Samuel Bailey 

John Perkis .... 
Mary Perkis (Ben.) 
Hannah Lindley (Da. of John Jr.; 
Elizabeth Johnes my Consort 
Elizabeth Headley (Thomas) . 
James Tompkins . 
Sarah Fairchild (Mathew). 
Abraham Pierson . 
Peter Norris .... 
Eleanor Easton (Richard) 
Jude. servant of Dea. Prudden . 
Deborah Fairchild (Zachariah) 
Zachariah Fairchild 
Isaac Whitehead, Sr. . 
Mary Pierson (Abraham) 
Deborah Allerton (Thomas) 
Thomas Alerton 
Sarah Freman (Stephen) 
Jacob Allerton 
David Chitester . 
Abigail his sister . 
Rachel Stiles (John) . 
Rachel Samson (Samuel) 
David Gauden . 
Isaiah Wines (Winds) . 
Susanna Frost (John) 
-Phebe Baileys (Sam'l) . 
Tabitha Frost (Daniel) 
Elisabeth Mott (Ebenezar) 
Joseph Wood 
Hannah Wood (Joseph) 
Joseph Tichenor 
Anne HoUoway 
Samuel Hudson . 

Hudson (Samuel) 

Thomas Wilkerson . 
Hannah Wilkerson (Thos., 
Daniel Lindley . 
Grace Lindley (Daniel) . 
Jonathan Reeve . 
Zophar Gildersleeve 
Mary Gildersleeve (Zophar) 
Susannah Jones (Joseph) 
Elizabeth Day (Samuel) . 
Stephen Freeman, Junr. 



F THE Persons Admitted to full Communion By 

—WITH THE TIME OF THEIR ADMITION." 

TIMO. JOHNES. 

When Received. When Dismissed or Died. 

June 26, 1743 April 21, 1762, aet. 63, 



"Moved away." 



Dec. 28. " 

Feb, 24, 1744 

Apr. 27. •' 

Aug. 31, " 



Nov. 



Jan. II, 1745 

May 10, " 
July 5, •• 



Sept. 19, 1748, aet. 31. 

" Moved away." 

Jan. 6, 1750, aet. 32 y. 10 m. 

Feb. 21, 1777, aet. 70. 

" Moved away." 

Aug. I, 1776, aet 78. 

Suspended May 27, 1765. 
Suspended May 27, 1765. 
Feb. II, 1777, aet. 77. 
Oct. 2, 1784, aet. 72. 
"Moved awaj\" 
Susp. June 29, 1752. 
" Moved away." 



Sept. 6, " 
Mrch 7, 1746 

Oct. 24, " 
May I, 1747 
July 10. " 
Sept. 25, " 
Apr. 3, 1748 

Sept. 2 1749 

May 25, 1750 

Feb. 17, 1751 
Oct. 6, " 
July 7, 1752 

Sept. 24, '■ 
Oct. 15. " 

June 27, 1753 
Aug. 29, " 
Nov. 3. " 
{To be contimied. 



Died Oct. 3, 1757. 

March 28, 1788, aet. 75. 
" Moved." 

Oct. 3, 1768, aet. 49. 

"Moved." 

"Moved." March 11, 1783, aet. 75. 

Aug. 14, 1777, aet. 76 y. 6 m. 
Sept. 12, 1777, " 68 y. 6 m. 

[aet. 70, 
Susp. Dec, 13, 1 77 1, Died Aug. 28, 1776. 

Apr. 22. 1761, aet. 46. 



THE RECORD. 



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Nov. II. 



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Dec. 


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176 


0. 


Jan. 


3- 


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13- 


Feb. 


10. 


" 


21. 


March 2. 


" 


16. 


" 


23- 


April 


13- 


" 


20. 


May 


5- 


" 


II. 


" 


25- 



June 8. 
" 15- 



July 13. 

r 



( Continued from page 61. ) 

BAPTISMS. 

Gideon Riggs & wf., ch. Rachel. 
John Lose, on wf.'s accmpt, ch. 

Anne. 
John Perkhurt & wf., ch. Daniel. 
Zophar Gildersleeve & wf., ch. 

John. 
Sam'l Lorain & wf., household — 

Joanna, Moses & Samuel. 
James Losey, on wf.'s accompt, 

household—Sarah, David, Phe- 

be, Joanna. 
Stephen Freeman & wf., ch. Jehiel. 

Ebenezer Stiles & wf., ch. Hannah. 

Benj. Pierson & wf., ch. Patience. 
Born Nov. 24, 1758. 

Benj. Lindsly & wf., ch. Rachel. 

John Hunterdon & wf., ch. Gil- 
bard. 

Benj. Halsey's ch. Sarah. 

David Gauden & wf., ch. Provi- 
dence. 

Stephen Lyon, on wf.'s accompt, 
ch. John. 

Jonathan Wood, on wf.'s accompt, 
ch. Joseph. 

Stephen Hedges & wf., ch. Mary. 

Benj. Prudden & wf., ch. Joseph. 

Demas Lindsly & wf., ch, Joseph. 

Rhoda Wheeler, adult, ji cjofgrs 

Sarah Wheeler, " y 

Daniel Howard & wf.. ch. Jona- 
than. 

Essacar Huntington & wf., ch- 
Lydia. 

James Keen & wf., ch. Sibbel. 

Isaac Pain & wf., ch. John. 

Philip Hathaway & wf., ch. Abi- 
gail. 

Eliaabeth Kenny, adult, and on 
her accompt 2 children, John 
and Jabish, which she had by 
Thomas Kenny. 

Joseph Morris, on wf.'s accompt, 
ch. Jonathan Ford. 

John Cole & wf., ch. Sarah. 

Elizabeth, wf. of Wm. Loyd, ch. 
William. 

Sam'l Bayles, Jun., and wf.. ch. 
Elias. 



July 20. 
Aug. 10. 

" 24. 



" 31. 



David Fairchild & wf., ch. Abijah. 
Dan'l Coe & wf , ch. Daniel. 
Bette Lyon, wid., ch. Jedidiah. 
Joseph Person & wf., ch. Rachel. 
Isaac Tuttle, on wf.'s accompt, ch. 

Daniel. 
Juniah Lindsly & wf., ch. Junia. 
Now of males Bap., 348 ; of 
females, 354 ; total, 702 ; su- 
periority of females, 6. 
Sept. 5. Sarah, Philip Price's wf., adult. 

" Philip Price & wf.. Household, 
Isaac, Philip, Samuel & Sarah. 
Samuel Arnold & wf., ch. Phebe. 
John Lindsly & wf., ch. David. 
Humi, wf. of Dan. Camel, ch. 
Daniel. 
Dec. 14. Christopher Woods & wf., ch. Ra- 
chel, born Sept. 15, 1760. 
1761. 

Jan. 4. Zophar Freeman & wf., ch. Phebe. 
18. Silas Day & wf., ch. Rebecca. 
25. James Miller & wf., ch. Ichabod. 
" Eleazar Lindsly & wf.. ch. Samuel. 
" Thomas Coe & wf., ch. Betse. 
" Thomas Throop & wf., ch. William. 
" Constant Cooper, on his wf.'s ac- 
compt, ch. David. 

Kermicle & wf., ch. 



Oct. 24, 

Nov. 2 

12 



Ralston & wf., ch. 



Feb. 5. Alexander 
John. 
15. Alexander 
James. 
M'rch I. Samuel Mills & wf., ch. Daniel. 
" Elijah Person & wf., ch. Jane. 
22. Sam. Lose or Lore & wf., ch. Eliz- 
abeth. 

" Job Lore, on his wf.'s accompt, ch. 
Hannah. 

29. Joseph Youngs, on his wf. Sarah's 

accompt. ch. Joanna. 
" David Fairchild & wf., ch. Rhoda. 
" Wm. Akeman, on wf.'s accompt. 
ch. Hannah. 
Apr. 19. Benjamin Coe & wf., ch. Elizabeth. 
— **-— " John Ford & wf,, ch. David. 
" " Daniel Morris & wf., ch. Phebe. 
" Joseph Stiles, Junr. & wf., ch. 
George. 
May 3. Cap. Dan. Tuttle, on wf.'s accompt, 
ch. William. 
" " Rob. Arnold & wf., ch. Betse. 

" Benjamin Lindsly &wf.,ch. Joseph. 
Born April i, 1761. 
" 10, Philip Price & wf., ch. Edward. 
{To be continued.) • 



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MARRIAGES. 



1774. 
Dec. 8. 



Jedidiah Orsborn & Abigail Stock- 
bridge. 
• " Bezaleel Orsborn & Elizabeth Hill. 
" II. Daniel Freman «& Mary Pollard. 
" 28. Jonathan Pierson & Sarah Ferver. 

1775- 
Jan. 2. Abijah Cutler & Dinah Lee. 

•' 5. William Hamilton & Elizabeth 
Rogers. 

" 7. David Tredwell & Anne Loce. 

" 12. Simeon Hay ward Eunice Rogers. 
- •' 24. George Mills & Mary Freeman. 

" 26. Peter Ferver & Susanna Guierin. 
Feb. I. Nathan Guierin & Abigail Conger. 

" 27. Philip Morris & Mary Flint, widow. 
Mar. 2. Roberd Roff & Phebe Cooper. 

" 26. Benjamin Coe & Margaret Beegle. 

" " Josiah Tingley & Diademia Hazel. 

" " John Lyon & Rachel Reeve. 

" 30. David Pierson & Bathiah Hallock. 
July24. Silas Gildersleeve & Sarah Wood- 
ruff. 
Aug. 3. John Tuttle, Jun., & Mary Pitney. 

" 10. Joseph Canliflfe & Phebe Ayres. 
Sept.3. Joseph Miller & Mary Johnson. 

" " David Lawrence & Mary Burnet. 

" " Samuel Broadwell & Mary Lindsley. 

" 7. David Fithen (?j & Phebe Mills. 
Oct. 22 James Youngs & Ruth Halsey. 
Nov 8. Samuel Minthorn & Margaret Crane. 

" 14. Benjamin Fowler & Mary Cammel, 
widow. 

" 22. Jonathan Stiles, Jun., & Sarah Tut- 
hill. 
Dec. 31 John Harporee & Elizabeth Easton. 

1776. 
Jan. 10. 
Feb. 21. 

" 26. 

" 28. 
Mar. 20. 
Apr. 4. 



Clement Wood & Sarah Canfield. 
Rev. Jos. Grover & Sarah Howell. 
Nathan Arnold & Eliz Freman. 
3. Joseph Hallsey & Jerusha Wood. 
D. John Beach & Sarah Chever. 

Richard Southerd & Phebe Prud- 
den. 

6. John Knowland & Mary Curtain. 
May 2. Stephen Conkling & Abigail 
Mitchel. 
6. Daniel Tichenor & Anne Condict. 
'* 26. Hugh McConnel & Susanna Dil- 
rimple. 
"-» May 30. Nehemiah Mills & Amy Hedges. 



July 24. Amos Young & Sarah Mott, ) jj^n- 
" Joseph-^ Kitchell and Jane } 
Young. ^ 

" 28. John Tucker & Anne Treadwell. 
Nov.28. John Crane & Catharine Davis. 

^777- 
Jan. 27. John Holden & Hannah ) 

Allibe. [ Sol- 

Feb. 6. Will. McCormick & j diers. 

Dranna Gramer. j 

Mar. 27. Jacob Longhals & Martha \ cnldVr 

Rhodenck. ) 

Apr. 10. Codstant Cooper & Phebe Vander- 
hoof. *" 

" II. Cap'n Jonas Simmons & Elizabeth 

Kenny. 
•' 13. John Beach & Jane Akeman. 
" 14. Abraham Day & Deborah Wines. 
" 15. William Rogan, soldier, and Sarah 
Greer. 
May 4. Doc. Lewis Dunham & Jane Tut- 
hill. 
Benjamin Freeman & widow Esther 

Marsh. 
Matthew Rainer & Lotte Mass- 
chalk. 
David Walker & Elizabeth Ludlam. 
Robert Day & Esther Wines, widow. 
Keley Cutter & Hannah Marsh. 
July 3. Ephraim Lindsley & Martha Gobell. 
" " Nathaniel Coleman & Nanc)'^ Evans 

Smart. 
" 10. James Gardiner, soldier, and Nance 
Burn. 
Aug. 13. Ezra Brown & Nance Guiering. 

" 23. John Pipes & Mary Morris. 
Sept. 4. David Moor & Rachel Haden. 

596 married to ye. date. 

Nov. 18. Sussex {}) Negro of Mr. Phenix & 

Mary, negro of Mr. Doty by 

their master's consent. 

" 20. Vinson Guerin & Azuba Brown. 

25. Nicholas Comesay& Miriam Smith. 

Dec. II. Silvanus Loree & Hannah Loree. 

" 17. Zophar Hathaway & Elenor Carter. 

1778. 
Jan. I. Samuel Frost & widow Sarah 
Tuttle. 
4. Peter Meter & widow Abigail 

Hathaway. 
4. Wm. Hambleton & Bette Hath- 
away. 

(To he continued.) 



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18. 



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BILL OF MOR'nftlTY. 



1777. 

Feb. 26. Waitstill Munson. aet. 47, small 
pox. 
" Samuel, son of Waitstill Munson, 
aet. 17, small pox. 

27. Moses, son of Waitstill, Munson, 
aet. 4, small pox. 

" James Brookfield,* aet. 35, small 
pox. 

28, Sarah, daughter of Joseph Youngs, 
aet. 4, putrid fever. 

" Ned, servant ot Joseph Youngs, 

aet. 12, fever. 
Mch. I. Sarah, wife of John Scott, aet. 76, 

fever. 
" " Widow Isabella Drake,* aet. 67, 

small pox. 
" 2. Phoebe, wife of Jeduthun Day, aet. 

27, fever. 
" 3. Jonathan Carter, aet. 45, small pox. 
" 4. Masse^^ wife of Jonathan Carter, 

aet. 41, small pox. 
5. Child of Jonathan Carter, aet. — , 

small pox. 
" " Jonathan Hinds, aet. 44, small pox. 
" 10. Abel Tomkins, aet. 36, inflammatory 

fever. 
" 20. Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Timothy 

Johnes, aet. 4, putrid fever. 
" 23. Shadrach Hildreth, aet. 19, putrid 

fever. 
^' 24. Dorcas, wife of Zebedee Brown, aet. 

50, child-bed fever. 
" " Ebenezer Howell, aet. 66, small 

pox. 
" 25. Captain Samuel Day, aet. 63, small 

pox. 
'' " Child of Squire Lum, aet. 2, fever. 
" 26. Abigail, widow of Silas Hallsey,* 

aet. 60, fever. 
" " Child of Matthew Jennings, aet. — , 

small pox. 
^' 30. Wife of Benjamin Freeman, aet. 60, 

small pox. 
Apr. 2. Child of Joseph Wood, aet. — . 

" Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Nor- 

ris, Jun., aet. — , small pox. 
3. Colonel Ebenezer Condict, aet. 41. 

Amall pox. 



Apr. 5. Phoebe, wife of Nathan Turner, aet. 

35, small pox.. 

" " Child of Nathan Turner, aet. — , 
small pox. 

7. Jabez Beers, aet. 55, small pox. 
" Susanna, daughter of Hezekiah 

Stibbens, aet. 2, small pox. 

8. Anne, wife of Caleb Fairchild, Esq.* 
aet. 86, fever. 

" Andrew Joline Whitehead, aet. 45, 
small pox. 

9. Silas, son of Jeduthun Day, aet. — , 
small pox. 

10. Lois, wife of Daniel Bishop,* aet. 

36, small pox. 
14. Ezra Fairchild, aet. 43, small pox. 
" Hannah, wife of Epenetus Beach, 

aet. 31, small pox. 
" Daniel Gard,t* aet. 70, sudden. 
" Mary, daughter of Epenetus Beach. 

aet. I, small pox. 
16. David Ogden, aet. 65, small pox. 

29. John Ayres, Esq.* aet. 57, small 
pox. 

20. William, son of Joseph Youngs, 
aet. 20, putrid fever, 

" Abigail Conkling, aet. 35, consump- 
^ tion. 

21. Peter Prudden,* aet. 55, small pox. 

23. Mehitable, Relict of Benjamin 
Campfield, aet. 62, putrid fever. 

24. Child of David Gardner, aet. — , 
fits. 

" Abraham, son of Epenetus Beach, 

aet. — , small pox. 
28. Ruth, wife of Seth Gregory, aet. 42. 

small pox. 

30. Phoebe, wife of Ichabod Cooper,* 
aet. 32, small pox. 

" Sarah, daughter of Peter Ayres, 

aet. — , small pox, 
" Child of Capt. John Lindsley, aet. 

— , small pox. 
" Child of Demas Ford, aet. — , small 

pox. 

May 3. Rebeckah Turner, aet. 20, small 
pox. 
*' " Caleb Fairchild, Esq.* aet. 84, small 

pox. 
" 6. Rebeckah, daughter of Hur Os- 

born, aet. 15, small pox. 
" 13. Lydia, widow of William Crane, aet. 
23, small pox. • 

( To be contiviied.) 



THE RECORD. 



( Continued jroin page 64. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

March 23, 1785. Tiustees met at the Re- 
quest of the President at Capt. Howell's 
all present Deacon Allen Reported that he 
had called on the Delinquents in Mr. Johnes 
Sallar)' according to the Directions of the 
Trustees and had taken Notes to the amount 
of ^140, 18, 6 and had received cash to the 
amount of ^i, 6, 3 and that he had spent in 
doing said Business 9 1-2 days for which 
Service he charges 7 s. per day amounting 

to £i, 6, 6 the Trustees then proceeded 

to take a Deed of Capt. Silas Howell for a 
Small Lot of Land for the purpose of En- 
larging the Publick parade on the Green 
and paid him the Consideration the Sum of 
£2^, o by an order on James Keen for the 
Sum of ^20. o, o, and an order on Benoni 
Hatheway for £$, o, o — and Likewise gave 
an order to sd. Silas Howell for £4.. 7, o 
— due to him for Pa5ang Timothy Hum- 
bervil for Ringing the Bell &c., the above 
sums to be paid out of the money be- 
longing to the parish, due from said Capt. 
Keen & Col. Hatheway. 

June 30, 1785. — Trustees met at the Re- 
quest of of the President at Capt Howell's 
present Mr. Condit, Mr. Conkling, Mr. 
Lindsly and Mr. Mills. 

Mr. Condict and Mr. Mills Reported that 
they had Settled with the Rev. Doct. 
Johnes respecting his Sallary as follows : 

Settlement by Doct. Johnes & Committe 
of Trustees. 

Agreeable to appointment of the Trustees 
Mr. Condict and Mr. Mills waited on Doctor 
Johnes and Delivered the notes obtained of 
the parishoners amounting to ^141, 13, 3, 
having gone through the Rates and Sub- 
scriptions of the Doctors Sallary for the 
Several years of 1775, ^77^' ^777' 17/8, 1779, 
1780, 1781, 1782 & 1783 their appeared to be 
Due to the Doctor £ig, 11, 1 agreeable to 
his offer to the Trustees the Doctor made 
an abatement of a half years Sallary, viz. 
^60 We then Revised the five first years of 
the said time and Canceled of the poor & 
Such as appeared too high in the Rate 
£24, o, I including the Notes of the widow 
Coe Solomon Brown Ashael Henmon and 
Stephen Person there then Remained of 
Said gratuity ^16, 8, 10 which at the Request 



of the Committe the Doctor agreed to Take 
out of the fourkemaining years Viz. 1780, 
1781, 1782 and 1783 by Canceling or abateing 
Such as he Should Judge most Needj- or un- 
able to pay, and finally to take the Rates and 
Subscriptions of the Said Several years and 
to Discharge the parish from any Further 
Demands for his Sallary for any time pre- 
vious to the Sallary for the year 1784 as 
witness our hands this 26 day of March, 1785. 
TiMO. Johnes 



Silas Condict 
John Mills 
Mr. Johnes Should 
to clear out the 



Trustees agreed that 
Employ Some person 
Ditches in the Parsonage medow and this 
Bord will pay for the same. The Trustees 
Likewise ordered Mr. Mills to pay the old 
paper money in his hands belonging to the 
parish to Mr. Frederick King for the pur- 
pose of Repairing the meeting house Ring- 
ing the Bell &c. 

Jan. 10. 1787. — Trustees met at the Re- 
quest of the President at the house of Daniel 
Hallse}'. Present Mr. Condict, Mr. Conk- 
ling, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Ford and Mr Mills — 
Trustees appointed Mr. Mills to give orders 
to Mr. Nathan Howell on James Smith con- 
tribution Treashurer Quarterly for his Salar)' 
for Ringing the bell &c., at the rate of Seven 
pounds per year — And that he should Like- 
wise give to Jeduthan Day an order on Said 
Treasurer for the Sum of £0, 17, 6 for ser- 
vice done to the clock Some j'ears ago — 
Trustees appointed Mr. Condict and Mr. 
Mills a Committe to Settle with Mr. Johnes 
Respecting his Salary and Present a list of 
the Delinquents to Deacon Allen and Desire 
him to call on them to Discharge the Same 
and this Bord will pay him for his Services 
and if Deacon Allen refuse the Committe do 
Employ some other person 

Trustees Appointed Mr. Lindsly and Mr 
Ford a Committe to Repair the Meeting 
House to put the cieling in order and paint 
the Same 

Trustees Appointed Mr. Condict to Draw a 
Subscription for the purpose ot raising a 
Revenue in Publick Securities for the Benefit 
of the parish. Agreed that Mr. Ford Should 
take of the Chestnut timber on the Parson- 
age wood Lot So far as the other Timber is 
Cut and Account to this Bord for the Same. 
{To be cwdintted.) 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Wri iten for the Genekation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. I. 



OCTOBER, 1880. 



NO. 10: 



{,Prinied with the approval of Session.) 



THE RECORD 

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Subscriptions will be received at the 
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should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

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Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

Below will be found a sermon of the Rev. 
Timothy Johnes, D.D.; the first, we believe, 
.which has appeared in print. It is, as will 
be seen, a skeleton. His sermons were 
never written in full. To aid our readers 
we annex 

A KEY TO CONTRACTIONS. 

Wo— Who. 

Wll— Will. 

Wn— When. 

Y'— This. 

Wh— Out— Without. 

Wy— Why. 

Sll— Shall. 

Wt— What. 

Wld— Would. 

Ym — Them. 

Yr — Their — There. 

Yt— That. 

Yr — Your. 

Yos — Thou. 

Yee — ^Thee. 

Ny — They. 

Yee — Thee. 

Ye— The. 

Sid— Should. 

Wh— With. 

Yn — Than. 

Ym — Selves — Themselves. 



Doc — Doctrine. 

Ev — Every. 

W— Were. Ws— Was. 

F — For. 

Sa — Said. 

Yt — Fore — Therefore. ~ 

L — Lord. 

X — Christ. Xns — Christians. 

SERMON BY REV. TIMO. JOHNES, D.D. 

PREACHED AUG. 2/, 1775. 

Joshua 7:18— And he brought his house- 
hold man by man ; and Achan ye son of 
Carmi, ye son Zabdi, ye son of Zerah of )'e 
tribe of Judah. was taken. 

Doc. yt secret sins make way for open 
and awful punishments. 

1. Show wt is meant by secret sins. 

2. Whence men seek secrecy for yr sins. 

3. Ye great absurdity of so doing. 

4. Prove ye doc. 

I. Not only such sins as men especiallv 
conceal, but such as ny wld not commit if ny 
could not flatur ym selves ny sld conceal-^ 
ye hope and prospect of secresy is ye great 
temptation to it, together wth wicked pro- 
pensities of ye heart such as secret neglect 
of duty in ye closet — of publick worship — 
or living in infidelity and not having God in 
all yr thoughts ; and yet wld not be content 
wthout some form or appearance of religion 
—a man wld not live wthout Family Prayer, 
under a visi-profession if his conduct ws 
open before all — such, also, as theft and 
lying — as Annanias — such, also as family 
quarrels and contentions in ye house — 
such, also, as fornication and adultery— 
ye eye of ye adulterer waits for twilight, 
saying, no eye sll see me and ye morn 
ing is to ym as ye shadow of death — if 
one know ym ny are in ye terror of ye 
shadow of death — Job 24, 15:17. So all soul 
Idolatry could not be practiced if known, 



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it is an affront to suspect ym of it — 
Ezekiel 8:12. Son of man hast yos seen wt 
ye antients of ye house of Israel do in ye 
dark ev man in ye house of his imagery for 
ny say. ye Lord seeth us not — so ny set up 
Idols in yr heart— such, also, as flying from 
duty — as Jonah. 

2. When men seek secrecy f yr sins be- 
cause ny are Atheists, and I don't believe yr 
are any greater Atheists in ye world yn ys yt 
habitually practice secret sins, if I had beheld 
ye sun or moon etc., I sld have denied ye 
God yt is above — Job 31, 26:28. And ny say 
how doth God know — Psa. 73:11 and 139,9:10 
If I take ye wings of ye morning — 

ye fear of man. 

From ye odious nature of sin it cannot 
bear ye light — every one yt doeth evil — J no. 
3:20 — especially some sins such as theft and 
lying — all kinds of uncleanliness — indeed 
such is ye vile nature of sin yt men must be 
amazingly hard and impious yt do not in 
some way cover its maligniry and palliate it 
— Adam's fig-leaf. 

3. Ye great absurdity of secrecy in sin. 

1. God created all — nothing can be hid — 
sllye thing framed say of him yt made it, he 
hath no understanding — Isa. 29:16. 

2. Upholds all. 

3. Governs all — He rules by his power — 
for ever, his eyes behold ye nations, let not 
ye rebellious exalt ymselves — Psa. 66:7. 

4. He has his scouts and witnesses alway 
at hand — conscience, I mean — and if our 
heart condemn, &c, 

5. God knows our thoughts yt are more 
secret yn actions — Psa. 139:2. Yos under- 
standest my thoughts afar off. 

6. God has discovered his knowledge of 
ye most secret actions — Achan — David's 
adultery — " yos didst it secretly, but, I wll 
do it before all Israel and before ye sun " — 
So Daniel calls him the revealer of secrets 
—2:28. 

7. He is to be the final Judge of all na- 
tions, ytfore must be acquainted wth all se- 
crets — so he wll Judge the secrets of men by 
Jesus Christ, and bring every secret thing 
into judgement — Ecc. 12:14. 

4. Prove ye doc. yt secret sins make way 
for open and awful judgements — 

I. Because secret sins pave ye way to 
apostasy — sins do not rise to greatest 
height at once, especially under a good 



education or faithful ministr\' — like the 
cloud Elijah saw. 

2. God has threatened it and his word sll 
not fall to ye ground — and be sure yt sin wll 
find you out — Num. 32:23 — ah adequate pun- 
ishment. 

3. From ye nature ot sin — ye designs of 
Satan — sin is but ye fuel for a dreadful flame 
like fire under ground yt anon bursts forth 
wth terrible noise and destruction. 

4. From example — strongest of evidence 
— so Achan discovered to all Israel and de- 
struction to himself— wy did he not fly the 
lot? Joseph's br. : Gehazi secretly told a 
lie ws openly struck with inveterate leprosy. 
I have read of one Bassus, a murderer, wo 
fancied ye chimney birds chattered out ye 
sentence — " Bassus killed a man," so con- 
fessed — and ye know ye case of David's 
adultry. Because yr is a day appointed to 
discover and judge secret sins and villanies, 
Luke 8, 17. Nothing but wt sll be made 
know^n. Some yr fore sll rise to shame and 
everlasting contempt. Psa. 90, 8, yos hast 
set our iniquities before yee, our secret sins 
in ye light of yr countenance. 

Imp. — see how this sld caution us against 
all ?in and secret yt leads to others. God 
beholds ! and with detestation every secret 
sin, puts his patience to great trial, endures 
wth much longsuffering ye vessels of wrath, 
registers all and one day will make you 
see. I will set ym in order before yee. Psa. 
50, 21, Yea, make all ye world see for he 
wll make known the hidden council of ye 
heart. How dreadful the case of open sin- 
ners yt declare yr sin as Sodom and seek 
not a cover — drunkards, profane swearers. 
Sabbath breakers, ungodly yt glory in yr 
shame. 

Wonderful patience of God yt bears wth 
such a world of wickedness, secret and 
open, wonder ye world stands, tis for X 
sake : w' it not yt ye Lord had left us a rem- 
nant we had been as Sodom. Isa. i, 9. 

How strong ye subject recommends virtue, 
probity and sincerity, ye great guards 
against secret and open sins ; certainty of a 
judgment day ; some men's sins are open 
before, others follow after. 

Exhort Xns to live near to God and duty; 
keep conscience clean and tender; sinners 
to awaken to repentance ; you think no 
danger; always in danger out of X, 



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REPRESENTATIVES OF MORRIS COUNTY 
IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. 

35th Legislature, 1810, Oct. 23. 

Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 
Assembh', Stephen Dod. 

Jeptha B. Munn, 
Nicholas Mandevillc. 
36th Legislature, 181 1, Oct 22. 

Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 
Assembly, Stephen Dod. 

Jeptha B. Munn, 
Mahlon Dickerson. 
37th Legislature, 1812, Oct 27. 

Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 
Assembly, Stephen Dod, 

Jeptha B. Munn, 
Mahlon Dickerson. 
38th Legislature, 1813, Oct. 26. 

Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 
Assembly, Mahlon Dickerson. 
Leonard Neighbour, 
Nicholas Mandevillc. 
39th Legislature, 1814, Oct. 25. 

Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 
Assembly, Jeptha B. Munn. 

David Thompson, Jr. 
Nicholas Mandevillc. 
By act of Legislature approved Feb'y 10, 
1 81 5, (P. L. II) Morris County was allowed 
four representatives in the Assembly instead 
of three. 

40th Legislature, 181 5, Oct. 24. 
Council, Jesse Upson. 
Assembly, David Thompson, Jr. 
Nicholas Mandevillc, 
Benjamin Condit, 
Ezekiel Kitchell. 
41st Legislature, 1816, Oct 22, 
Council, Jesse Upson. 
Assembly, David Thompson, Jr. 
Ezekiel Kitchell, 
Samuel Halliday, 
Benjamin Condit. 
42d Legislature, 181 7, Oct. 28. 
Council, Jesse U^pson. 
Assembly, David Thompson, Jr. 
Samuel Halliday, 
John S. Darcy, 
Benjamin McCurfy. 



43d Legislature, 1818, Oct. 27. 

Council, Jesse Upson, (Vice Presi- 
dent.) 
Assembly, David Thompson, Jr., 
(Speaker.) 
Samuel Halliday, 
John S. Darcy, 
William Brittin. 
44th Legislature, 1819, Oct. 26. 

Council, Jesse Upson. (Vice Presi- 
dent.) 
William Brittin, 
Benjamin Condit, • 

David Thompson, Jr., 

(Speaker.) 
Silas Cook. 
45th Legislature, 1820, Oct. 24. 1 

Council, Jesse Upson, (Vice Presi- 
dent.) 
Assembly, David Thompson, Jr., 
(Speaker.) 

William Monro, 
Silas Cook, 
Benjamin Smith. 
46th Legislature, 1821, Oct. 26. 

Council, Jesse Upson, (Vice Presi- 
dent.) 
Assembly, David Thompson, Jr., 
(Speaker.) 
William Brittin, 
Benjamin McCurry, 
William Monro, 
47th Legislature, 1822, Oct. 22. 

Council, Jesse Upson, (Vice Presi- 
dent.) 
Assembly, William Brittin, 

David Thompson, Jr., 

(Speaker.) 
Ebenezer F. Smith, 
Benjamin McCurry. 
48th Legislature, 1823, Oct. 28. 
Council, Silas Cook. 
Assembly, George K. Drake, 
William Brittin, 
William Monro, 
Ebenezer F. Smith. 
49th Legislature, 1824, Oct 26. 
Council, Silas Cook. 
Assembly, William Brittin, 

Benjamin McCurry, 
George K. Drake, 
John Scott. 
( To be contimied.^ 



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{Ccmtinued from page 68.) 

MEMBERS. 

[The third column on this page is the work of the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed. I 

When Received. When Dismissed or Died. 



Names. 
Phebe Mills (Timothy) 
Sarah Ludlam (Abraham) 
Sarah Munson (Samuel) . 
Matthias Burnet 
Stephen Conklin 
Hannah Halsey (Ezra) . 
Rebecca Primrose (Henry) 
Abigail Robards (John) . 
Abigail Johnson (John) . 
Stephen Mahurin . 
Mary Burnet (Matthias) . 
Timothy Riggs 
Kezia Johnes, my consort 
Sarah Peck (Timothy) , 
Abigail Pain (Isaac) . 
Rebeckah Stockbridge, wido 
Hannah Lindley (Junia) . 
Rachel Cutler (Uriah) . 
Abigail Gilbard wido. 
Sarah Goodwin (William) 
Elizabeth Reeve, wido. 
Stephen Munson . 
Caleb Munson . 
Dorcas Easton 
Gilbard Allen 
Elizabeth Allen (Gilbard) 

These, the sweet fruites of yt 
wonderful effusion of God's ador- 
able Grace, began on our Sacra- 
mental Day, July i, 1764. 
Shadrack Howard 
Silas Condict . 
Joseph Prudden, Junr. 
Moses Prudden 
Mary Prudden (Moses) 
Joseph Lindsly 
Anne Lindsly (Joseph) 
Nathaniel Peck 
Mary Peck (Nathaniel) 
Joseph Condict 
Zophar Foreman . 
Eleazar Hathaway . 
David Fairchild . 
Jabez Condict 
Boys Pjudden 
Isaac Prudden 
John Prudden . 



July 
Sept. 



1754 May 4, 1808, aet. 86. 



July 7, 1755 



April II, 1756 



July 



" Moved awa5\" 
Oct. 18, 1783, aet. 60. 
Sept. 8, 1791, aet. 70. 
Oct. 26, 1776, aet. 33. 
Sept. 13, 1798, aet. 80. 

June 4, 1793, aet. 85. 



1757 



" 


" 


" 


Dec. 24, 1782, aet. 59 


Sept. 


4. 


•< 


" Moved away." 
Nov. 2, 1794, aet. 79. 


" 


3. 


1758 




Jan. 


5. 


1759 


" Moved." 


Aug. 


19. 


•< 


Dec. 8, 1779, ^et. 38, 


Sept. 


6, 


1761 


" Moved awa)'." 


Nov. 


I, 


" 


March 12, 1768, aet. 


Nov. 


7. 


1762 


" Moved away." 



46. 



Mch. 4, 1763 



Feb. 25, 181 5, aet. 80. 
Sept. 23, 1784. aet. 58. 
Jan. 6, 1816, aet. 80. 
Jan. 10, 1816, aet. 79. 



Sept. 2, 1764 



Oct. 21, 1789, aet. 65. 
Sept, 6, 1 801, aet. 63. 
March, 20. 1816, aet. 
Jan. II, 1777, aet. 45. 

Oct. 8, 1822, aet. 87. 



87. 



Nov. I, 



\ 



March 28, 1782, aet. 40. 

Oct- 25, 1821, aet. 78. 

Aug. 8, 1776, aet. 48. 

Dec. 15, 1810, aet. 83. 

Feb, 20, 1777, aet. 46. 

Sept. I, 1807, aet. 73. * 

Nov. 22, 1804, aet. 65 y., 9 m., 14 d. 

" Moved." 

June 22, 1798, aet. 60. 

" Moved." 



{To be (^ntintied.) 



THE RECORD. 



77- 



1761. 
June 7. 
14, 



July 5 



" 26. 

Aug. 2. 

■" 17. 



" 3°- 
Sept. 6. 

Oct. II. 



Sussex 
County. 



Nov. I. 
22. 



" 29. 

Dec. 6. 

" 20. 



" 27. 



( Continued from page 69. ) 

BAPTISMS. 



Henery Gardiner & wf., ch. John. 
Thomas Tuttle & wf., ch. Silva- 

nus. 
Absolam Bedell & wf., ch. David. 
Jonathan Hathaway & wf, ch. 

Nathaniel. 
Robard McCalve, on his wife's 

accompt, ch. Mar3^ 
Abraham Campfield & wf, ch. 

Hannah. 
Samuel Tuthill, Esq., & wf, ch. 

Theodorus. 
Eleazar Hathaway & wf., ch. 

Betse. 
Gilbard Ludlum & wf., Household 

— Ezekiel, Ziba & Stephen. 
Moses Prudden & wf , ch. Mary. 
Gilbard Allen & wf Elizabeth, 

adult, & ch. Abigail. 
Timothy Mills & wf , ch. Sarah. 
Joseph Cundit & wf., chn. Zenas 

and Ret)ecca. 
Nathaniel Cundit & wf , ch. Benja- 
min. 
Stephen Conkling &wf, ch. Isaac. 
Abraham Hathaway & wf, ch. 

Thomas. 
John Mitchell & wf, ch_. Luce, 

Born Sept. 4, 1761. 

Tophat Byram, twins Rebecca & 
Elizabeth. 

George McKenne, ch. Archibald 
\ Laurance Decker, ch. Eunice. 

Daniel McKenne, ch. Hannah. 

Philip Bovee, ch. Philip. 

John Loder, ch. John. 
Benj. Hathaway & wt., ch. Abigail. 
Joshua Ball, on wf.'s accompt, ch. 

Jemima. 
John Lose, Jun., on wf 's accompt, 

ch. Stephen. 
William Brown & wf , ch. Phebe. 
James McKey, ch. Robard. 
Ebenezer Stiles & wf , ch. Daniel, 
Shadrack Howard & wf, ch. Seru- 

iah. 
John Perkhurst & wf, ch. Ruth. 
Joseph Cundict & wf., ch. Jemima. 



1762. 
Jan. I. 
" 17- 



Feb. 7. 
" 14- 



March 7 



" 28. 
Apr. 5. 

" II 



May 2. 
" 16. 

" 23. 



" .30- 
June 6. 



- 13- 

" 27. 

July 16. 

" 25. 



Aug. I, 
" 13- 



David Gauden & wf, ch. William 

Moses Johnson & wf, ch. Ruth. 

Sary Nichols, adult. 

Stephen Norris & wf , Household 
Shadrack, Born Mar. 28, 1756, 
Bethuel Born Oct. 26, 1758, 
Libeus & Thaddeus Born Feb. 
23, 1760. 

James Keen & wf , ch. Elizabeth. 

Matt'w Fairchild & wf , ch. Mehit- 
abel. 

Philip Hathaway & wf., ch. David. 

Sarah Freeman, Wid., ch. Stephen. 

Silas Day & wf , ch. Jonathan. 

Humi Cammel, on her accompt, 
ch. Catharine. 

Jabish Bears & wf , ch. Henry. 

Stephen Lj^on, on wf accompt, 
ch. Mary. 

Doc. Goold on wf 's accompt ch. 
Ame Bruister. 

Peter Norris & wf , ch. Ziba. 

Gilbard Ludlam, ch. Abigail. 

Solloman Munson & wf., ch. Eze- 
kiel. 

Jeremiah Card's Household— John, 
Phebe, Rebecca, Cornelius, 
Moses, Timothy, Daniel, Alex- 
ander. 

Daniel Tichenor & wf, ch. Joseph. 

Stephen Norris & wf , ch. Rhoda. 

Zophar Gildersleeve & wf, ch. 
Mary. 

Joshua Whitehead & wf . chn. Puah 
and Patience. 

Sami Bayles & wf., ch. Augustin. 

Moses Lindslv & wf , ch. Eunice. 

Hannah & Mary Garrigas, adults. 

John Cole & wf, ch. Masey. 

Stephen Hedges & wf , ch. Ruth. 

Josiah Beman & wf , ch. Abijah. 

Will Goodwin's wf. had an adopted 
ch. Phebe Coles, ch. name 
Philip. 

Gilbard Allen & wf , ch. Kezia. 

Sam'l Shipman & wf , ch., Stephen. 

Ephraim Howard, on wf's ac- 
compt. Household — Joseph, 
Ephraim, Caleb. 

Joseph Pierson & wf , ch. Abigail. 

Thomas Throope & wf, ch. Isaac- 
Bacon-George. 
( To be continiKcl.) 



78 



THE RECORD. 



1778. 
Jan. 6. 



•• 18. 

Feb. 11. 

" 13- 

'• 16. 

" 18. 
Mar. 12. 

•' 25. 
Apr. 22. 

" 23. 
May 4. 

" 7. 

" 11. 

" U- 

" 19. 

•' 24. 

•• 27. 

June I. 

" 10. 

" 10. 
" 21. 



July 5- 



Aug. 


I. 


Sept. 


20. 


•' 


24. 


Oct. 


12. 


" 


21. 


Nov. 


I. 




2. 


" 


4- 



{CotUimied from page 70.) 

MARRIAGES. 



James Howell & Union Conkiing. 
Simeon Broadwell & Rachel Linds- 

ly. 

John Punioroy& Elizabeth Beegle. 

David Mott & Widow Mary Manson. 

John Bastedo & Nance Wade, of 
Mendum. 

Phenix Ayrs, of Woodbridge, «& 
Hannah Rolfe. 

John Runyon & Mar}^ Concliug. 

Enoch Goble & Mary Cooper. 

Samuel Wook & Rebekah Munson. 

John Milburn & Nancy Fielding. 

David Leonard & Phebe Lum. 

Ebenezer Stiles & Widow Abigail 
Goble. 

Stephen Conklin, Jun., & Rachel 
Lindsley. 

Edward Mills & Phebe Byram. 

Enos free negro & Elizabeth also 
free. 

Nathan Reeve & Joannah Day, 
Widow. 

Matthew Lum & Hannah Leonard. 

Daniel Riggs & Rhodah Condict. 

Cuffe Negro & Gate Negro. 

Abner Condict and Martha Leon- 
ard. 

Luther Extell & Hannah Condict. 

Ichabod Cooper & Hannah Lyon, 
Widow. 

John Paine & Elizabeth Peterson. 

James Bampfield & Elizabeth Clark- 
son. 

Benjamin Woodruff & Patience 

Lum. 
Isaac Prudden & Sarah Keen. 
Job Brown a Soldier & Elizabeth 

Hopkins. 
Rubin Cooper of Virginia. Ser- 
geant, & Elizabeth Cady. 

John Van Cort & Mary Prudden. 

John Stevenson & Widow Rachel 
Gwinnup. 

John Kenny & Phebe Arnold. 
Elis Bower of Mendam & Martha 
Butler. 

, Jeremiah Guard & Mary Ball. 

. Usual Crane & Sarah Pierson. 



Dec. 



Nathaniel .Broadwell & Joanna 

Lindsley. 
Joseph Tuttle & Esther Parkhurst. 
George Thorborn Soldier & Nancy 

Kenny, late Nancy McGowen, 

Widow. 
William Bowen & Lucrecia Loce. 



1779. 



Jan. 



April 



5. John Eddy & Mary Ward. ^==:^ 
'• 6. Timothy Stiles & Damaris Crane. 
" 27. Stephen Whitaker & Ruth Conk- 
ling. 
Feb. 8. Zenas Condict & Hannah Pierson. 
March 15. Jeduthan Day & Anne Cams. 
" 29. Benjamin Conger & Phebe Arm- 
strong. 
William Cheever & Catharine 

Freeman. 
William Davis & Ruth Gardiner. 
Nathan Tompkins & Phebe 

Morris. 
David Tarbill & Phebe Riggs. 
Thomas Johnson & Eunice Ray- 

ner. 
James Ford & Elizabeth Odill. 
Joseph Locy,& Jerujah Kenny. 
James Smith & Charit}* Pitney. 
Samuel Allen & Hannah Beach. 
5. Isaac Lyon & Rebekah Condict. 
27. Daniel Jones & Abigail Pollard. 
I. Zebedee Brown & Widow Han- 
nah Loring. 
29. Jacob Doren & Mary Dun, Bed- 
minster. 
Sept. 16. Jonathan Whitaker & Mary 
Mitchell. 
Abijah Fairchild & Sarah Howell. 
Stephen Brown & Phebe Wil- 
liams. 
Joseph Marsh & Elizabeth Lum. 
Gideon Riggs. Jun., & Rachel 

Minthorn. 
Samuel Morrison & Mary John- 
son. 
George Marsh & Catharine 

Younges. 
Timothy Gobil & Rebekah Morris 
Caleb Tuttle & Mary Fairchild. 
Cap'n Joseph Williams & Mary 

Gard. Wid. 
Frederick Hll molat. sol. Free as 
he saith .i Hannah Coran, Ser. 
of Sam 1 Hopping. 
{To bf frmtintied.) 



May 
June 

Julv 



Ausr. 



Oct. 
Nov 



Dec. 



5- 

II. 
12. 



9- 

3- 

27. 

4- 



THE RECORD, 



79 



(. (Jon I in ued from page 71.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY, 



1777- 
May 15. Jerusha, daughter of George Mills, 

aet. — , Small pox. 
" 18. Rebeckah, wife of Hur Osborn, aet. 

60, small pox. 
" Servant child of Silas Condict, Esq., 

aet. — , small pox. 
" 20. John Brookfield.t aet. 25, small pox. 
" 21. Deacon, Matthew Lum,* aet. 70, 

Fever. 
" 22. Mary, wife of Matthew Ball, aet. 37, 

fever. 
'• Mary, wife of Daniel Conger,t aet. 

46, small pox. 
" 24. Hannah, daughter of Lindsley 

Burnet, aet. i, inflammation in 

the head. 
" 25. Daniel Wick, aet. 65, small pox. 
" " Jacob, son of Hezekiah Stibbens, 

aet. — , fits. 
" " Child of Daniel Kemper, aet. — , 

small pox. 
" 26. Augustine Steen, aet. 50, fever. 
" 29. Servant woman of Doct. Johnes, 

aet. 35, consumption. 
" 30. Benjamin, son of Dan Trowbridge, t 

aet. 12, dysentery, 
[une 8. Squire Price, aet. 89, small pox. 
" " Servant girl of Abraham Talmage, 

aet. 10, small pox. 
" •' Abraham Ludlow, aet. 34, consump- 
tion. 
" 16. Daniel Howard, aet. 53, pleurisy. 
" 17. Child of Stephen Arnold, aet. — , 

hives. 
" 21. Phoebe, daughter of Col. Jacob 

Ford, Jun,, aet. 2, dysentery, 
" — , Jacob Tuttle, aet, 23, drowned, 
" 24, Bennui Freeman, aet, 33, epilepsy. 
" 25. Sarah Stagg, aet, 45, consumption. 
" 26. Martha, wife of Andrew Wade, aet. 

34, small pox. 
" " Servant Child of George Phillips, 

" 30. Timothy, son of Benjamin Lindsley, 
Esq., aet. 4, worms. 
July 2. Elizabeth, daughter of Philip 
Tucker, aet. 11, small pox. 
" 3. James, son of John Crane, aet. i, 
dysentery. 



July 7, Sarah, daughter of John Pool, aet, 

I, small pox. 
" 8, Child of Caleb Howell, aet. — . 

small pox. 
Joseph Miller, aet. — , small pox, 
Timothy Pierson, aet. 67, putrid 

fever. 

Child of John Cobb, aet. — . 

Phoebe, daughter of Thomas Miller, 

aet, 13, small pox. 
Charity, daughter of David Muir, 

aet. I, dj^sentery. 
Anne, daughter of Thomas Miller, 

aet. I, small pox. 

Child of Ellas Hedges, aet. — , 

Child of John Ilarporee, aet. — , 



10. 
II, 



12. 



16. 

17. 



19. 

20. 
21. 



Susanna, widow of Caleb Tichenor,* 

aet. 73, old age. 
Sarah, wife of Jacob Garrigues, aet_ 

57, dysentery, 
Susannah, widow of John Magee,t* 

aet. 63, dysentery, 
Hur Osborn, aet. 67, dysentery. 
A child of James Chadwick, aet. 

dysentery, 
A child of David Garrigues, aet. 



23- 

24. 

28. 
29. 
31- 



Peter, servant of Phillip Tucker 

aet. 21, consumption. 
Jarzel Turner,* aet. 39, fever. 
A child of James Smith, aet. — 



Epenetus, son of Jabez Beach, aet 

I, small pox. 
A child of Moses Wilkinson, aet. — 

A child of Doct. Samuel. Tuthill 

aet. — , 

A child of Joseph Gardner, aet. — 

small pox. 
Paul, son of Benjamin Pierson, Jun. 

aet. 8, dysentery. 
Cato, servant of Silas Condict. Esq. 

aet. 35, nervous fever. 
Hannah, widow of Col. Jacob Ford 

Sen.,* aet. 76, dysentery. (Born 

Nov., 1701.) 
A child of Nathan Arnold, aet, — 

dysentery. 
Indian child of Samuel Roberts 

aet. — , dysentery. 
( To be continued. ) 



So 



THE RECORD. 



{Continued from pa^e T2.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

Sept. 20, 1787. — Trustees met at Mr. 
Johnes ; present Mr. Condict, Mr. Conkling, 
Mr. Stiles, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Ford & Mr. 
Mills, and Agreed to new Shingle the Ends 
& the South Side of the Ruff of the meet- 
ing house, and that Mr. Lindsly & Mr. 
Ford be a Committe to do the same, and 
other necessary Repairs to the house, they 
Likewise Drew^ a Subscription for the pur- 
pose of paying for the same, and that the 
Subscription formerly Drawn for Repairs of 
said house & Signed by a Number Should be 
Null & Void, and that those persons that 
have paid the Same or any part thereof, 
more than their part for fencing the Grave- 
yard Shall have Credit towards the present 
Subscription — the Trustees appointed Dea- 
con Allen to Carry the Subscription through 
the Congregation for Signers, and this Bord 
will pay him for the same. 

March 2?th, 1788. — Trustees met at the 
Request of the President at the house of 
Benjamin Freeman. Present Mr. Condict, 
Mr. Tuthill, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Ford & Mr. 
Mills, Agreed to Sell the Chesut timber on 
the Parsonage wood-lot at Vendue next 
Friday, & Sold the Continental Building on 
the Parsonage Land near the meeting house 
to John Millsfor /2,15s. The Trustees then 
Agreed unanimously to Resign their ap- 
pointment as Trustees. 

FINIS. 

April 24th, 1788. — The Trustees having re- 
signed their Office, the Congregation met 
this day agreeabl}'^ to advertizements & 
elected ist Silas Condict, 3rd John Mills, 
2nd Jonathan F'ord, 4th Benj. Lindsly, 5th 
Richard Johnson, 6th Joseph Lewis and 7th 
James Smith, to serve as Trustees. 

April 27th, 1788. — The Persons elected on 
the 24th inst. as Trustees met at Mr. Lewis's 
viz., Silas Condict,Jonathan Ford, John Mills, 
Benj. Lindsly, Richard Johnson, Jos. Lewis 
& James Smith, and Severally took and Sub- 
scribed the Oath of Allegiance, and an Oath 
of Office as the Law directs before Alex'r 
Carmichael, Esq. The Trustees Elected Mr. 
Condict to serve as President, and Mr. Lewis 
to serve as Clerk of the Board. The Trus- 
tees then assumed the name of the trustees 



OF THE FIR.ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT 

MORRISTOWN, & chose as their common Seal, 
one — the device & impression of which 
is a Sheaf of Wheat. 

The Board appointed Mr. Lindsly & Mr. 
Smith, a Committee to take care of the 
house, where Jonath. Brown now lives, and 
to repair the same. 

Ordered that the Ditches on the Parson- 
age Meadow be again cleared out at the ex- 
pense of the Parish, that Mr, Lewis super- 
intend the same. 

The Board appointed Mr. Lindsly, Mr. 
Ford, Mr. Mills & Mr. Johnson, a Commit- 
tee to superintend the Repairs of the Meet- 
ing House, & that they proceed to collect 
the money Subscribed for that purpose, 
provide materials, &c., as soon as con- 
venient. 

Voted that Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson & Mr. 
Smith, be a committee to advertise & sell 
such Timber as is suitable for rails on that 
part of the parsonage Land where the wood 
has been cut off, and to pay Mr. Ford out of 
the money arising from the sales, forgetting 
the rails now lying there. 

Some persons having objected to the plan 
proposed for repairing the church, The 
Board agreed to call a meeting of the parish 
to consult & finally conclude in what man- 
ner the same should be repaired. Then ad- 
journed. 

1788, May 13th.— The Board met at Mr. 
Lewis's — all present. After some consulta- 
tion had on the subject of repairs, some cal- 
culations made, some proposals rec'd, &c., 
the Board adjourned to meet at the meeting 
house, where the people of the parish were 
convened. The congregation voted that re- 
pairs be omitted, & that Justice Lindsly, 
Major Lindsly & Jos. Lewis, be a committee 
to make an estimate of the expense of a 
church to be built of Timber, & that Deacon 
Prudden & Justice Carmichael, be a com- 
mittee to make an estimate of the expense 
of a Brick church, 65 feet long and forty-five 
feet broad, and that both estimates be laid 
before the congregation on Thursday, the 
29th Inst. 

By advice of the Elders & Trustees, the 
above meeting is put off till Thursday, the 
5th of June next. 

( To he conhntted. ) 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

"This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



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courts, &c. 

Master and Examiner, Stephen J. Ogden. 

Surrogate, David Thompson, jun. 

Clerk of County, Edward Condit. 

SheriflF, David Mills. 

Leg. Council, Benjamin Ludlow. 

Assembly, Stephen Dodd, 
Jeptha B. Munn, 
Mahlon Dickerson. 

Attornies and Counsellors at law ; 
Gabriel H. Ford, Charles Russell, 

Sylvester D. Russell, Stephen J. Ogden, 
Hill Runyan, Isaac Blackford. 

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246 

87 

2741 

3074 



Militia, Cavalry, .. 
Artillery. 
Infantry, . 

Total in brigade, 
Lieut, colonel, Wm. Campfield.. 
Major, Isaac Campfield. 
morris brigade. 
Brigadier-gen., John Darcy. 
Lieut, colonels, ist reg., Silas Axtell, 
2nd reg., John Smith, 
3fti '* Joseph Jackson. 
4th " Lemuel Cobb. 
Majors. istreg.,ist batt., Solomon Bayle. 



2nd 


" Grover Youngs. 


2d reg. ist 


' Benj. McCowny. 


2d 


' Cadwallader Smith 


3d reg. ist 


" William Lee. 


2d 


' Joseph Hurd. 


4th reg. I St 


' Samuel Cobb. 


2d 


' Daniel Farrand. 



Judges of the common pleas, with time 
of their appointment : ,. _ , 

23 Nov., 1808. William Woodhull. William 

Munio, Jesse Upson, Benj. Smith. 
25 Nov., 1809. David Welsh. 

justices of the peace. 
2 Dec, 1807. Lot Dixon, David L. Bates. 
23 Nov., 1808. William Woodhull, William 
Munro, Jesse Upson, Nicholas Mande- 
ville. Richard Johnson, Nicholas Em- 
mons, Benj. Condict, Dan Hurd, Wil- 
liam Corwin, Benj.. Lampson, Ezekiel 
Kitchell. Ph'lip Schuyler, John Kelso, 
Henry Cooper, jun. 
25 Nov., 1809. David Welsh, Nicholas 
Neighbour, Ebenezer Coe, William 
Spencer, Benj. Pierson. 
I Nov., 1810. David Pier, Daniel Hopping, 
19 Nov., 1811. Thomas Vanwinkle, Benj. 
Smith, Isaac Lindsley, Benj. Beach, 
Preserve Riggs, Peter Smith, Thomas 
Parrot. 



82 



THE RECORD. 



NOTARIES PUBLIC. 

David Miller, Cornelius Voorheis. 
POST Officers and masters. 
Chatham. Samuel Crane. 
Chester, J. D. Gardiner. 
Hanover, Cornelius Voorheis. 
Mendham, Daniel Dodd, 
Morristown, Henry King. 
New Vernon, Jonathan Miller. 
Rockaway, Joseph Jackson. 

Suckasunna, James Hinchmin. 
Washington. David Miller. 

NEWSPAPERS. 

The Morris-Town Herald, pub. Tuesday 

by Henry P. Russell. 

Palladium of Liberty, pub. Thursday 

by Jacob Mann. 

MEDICAL SOCIETY OF NEW JERSEY. 

Vice-Presdent, Lewis Condict. 

MINISTERS. 

Presbyterian, Hanover, Aaron Condict. 

Mendham, Amzi Armstrong. 

Morris, Samuel Fisher. 

Rockaway, Barnabas King. 
Baptist, Morris, vacant. 

MORRIS COUNTY PRESBYTERY. 

Stephen Grover, Caldwell. 

Phelps, Parsippany. 

Without a pastoral charge, 
Abel Jackson, res. Bloomfield. 
Congregational. 

Chester and Schooley's Mountain, Stephen 
Overton. 

MORRIS ACADEMY. 
Trustees : 
John Doughty, president. 
Samuel Fisher, first director. 
William Canfield, second do. 
Sylvester D. Russell, third do. 
Daniel Phoenix, treasurer. 
Lewis Condict, secretary. 

Instructers ; 
Henry Mills, principal 
James Whelpley, assistant. 
Orland Whelpley, assistant. 

A BOARDING SCHOOL 

For young ladies is conducted by 
Esther Scribner, 
Elizabeth Scribner. 
Ann Scribner, 



CHATHAM ACADEMY. 
Trustees : .^ 
Matthew LaRue Perrine, president. 
William Spencer, Jeptha B. Munn, 
Eliphalet Miller, Elijah Ward, 
David Brown, Cornelius Meeker, 
Enoch W. yackson, preceptor. 

MASONIC. 

Cincinnati lodge, Hanover. 

WASHINGTON TURNPIKE, 
Directors : 
David Welch, president. 
John Doughty, treasurer. 
Sylvester D. Russell, Wm.McCullough. 
Nicholas Neighbour, Henry Dusenbery. 
Jared Haines, John Bruteman. 
The length of this turnpike from Morris 
to Easton is 40 miles, 59 chains and 20 links. 

MORRIS TURNPIKE. 
Directors : 
Gabriel H. Ford, president. 
Elias B. Dayton, treasurer. 
Jeremiah Ballard, secretary. 
Aaron Ogden, Robinson Thomas, 
Christopher Robert, Jonas Wade. 
Isaac H. Williamson, John Gustin. 

MORRIS LIBRARY COMPANY. 
Officers : 
William Campfield, president. 
Mahlon Ford, vice-president. 
Jabez Campfield, librarian. 
Israel Canfield, treasurer. 
Sylvester D. Russell, secretary. 

MORRIS AQUEDUCT. 
Officers : 
Lewis Condict, president. 
William Canfield, vice-president. 
Daniel Pierson, director. 
William Johnes, vice-director. 
Charles Russell, treasurer. 
William Beach, accountant. 
Henry King, clerk. 

SOUTH HANOVER LIBRARY. 

Was instituted ist Aug., 1803, und contains 
180 volumes. 

Trustees : 

William Thompson President and treasurer. 

Elias Thompson, Lewis Carter. 

Elijah Ward, Jacob Bound, 

Cyrus Bruen, librarian. 

MEMBER OF CONGRESS. 

Lewis Condict. 



THE RECORD. 



83 



( Continued from page 75. ) 


58th Legislature, 1833, Oct. 22. 


REPRESENTATIVES OF MORRIS COUNTY 


Council, Mahlon Dickerson. 


IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. 


Assembly, Joseph Dickerson, Jr. 


•o- 


Thomas Muir, 


50th Legislature, 1825, Oct. 25. 


Henry Hillard, 


Council, Silas Cook. 


Silas Lindsley. 


Assembly, George K.Drake,(Speaker.) 


59th Legislature, 1834, Oct 23. 


Ebenezer F. Smith, 


Council, William Monro. 


Joseph Dickerson, 


Assembly, Joseph Dickerson, Jr. 


Ephraim Marsh. 


Henry Hillard, 


51st Legislature, 1826, Oct 24. 


Thomas Muir, 


Council, Silas Cook. 


Silas Lindsley. 


Assembly, George K.Drake,(Speaker.) 
Ephraim Marsh, 


6oth Legislature, 1835, Oct. 27. 
Council, Jeptha B. Munn. 


Joseph Dickerson, 
John D. Jackson. 


Assembly, Henry Hillard, 




Isaac Quimby, 


52d Legislature, 1827, Oct. 23. 


James Cook, 


Council, Silas Cook, (Vice President.) 


John D. Jackson. 


Assembly, Ephraim Marsh, 




David Mills, 


6ist Legislature, 1836, Oct. 25. 


Stephen Thompson, 


Council, Jeptha B. Munn, (Vice Pres- 


Walter Kirkpatrick. 


ident.) 


53d Legislature, 1828, Oct. 28. 


Assembly, John A. Bleeker, 


Council, Edward Condict. 


William Dellicker, 


Assembly, William Monro, 


Alexander Dickerson, 


Joseph Jackson, 


William Logan. 


Charles Hillard, 


62d Legislature, 1837, Oct. 24. 


John Hancock. 


Council, William Brittin. 


54th Legislature, 1829, Oct. 27. 


Assembly, Lewis Condict, (Speaker.) 


Council, Edward Condict. 


Silas Tuttle, 


Assembly, William Monro, 


Robert C. Stephens, 


John Hancock, 


Ezekiel B. Gaines. 


Joseph Jackson, 




Charles Hillard. • 


63d Legislature, 1838, Oct. 23. 




Council, William Brittin. 


55th Legislature, 1830, Oct. 26. 


Assembly, Lewis Condict, (Speaker.) 


Council, Edward Condict. 


Ezekiel B. Gaines, 


Assembly, William Monro, 


Silas Tuttle, 


Joseph Jackson, 


Robert C. Stephens. 


Charles Hillard, 




John Hancock. 


64th Legislature, 1839, Oct. 22. 


56th Legislature, 1831, Oct. 25. 


Council, Jacob W. Miller. 


Council, James Wood. 


Assembly, Abraham Brittin, 


Assembly, Elijah Ward, 


Ebenezer F. Smith, 


Thomas Muir, 


Jacob Weise, 


Leonard Neighbour, 


Paul B. De Bow. 


James Cook. 


65th Legislature, 1840, Oct. 27. 


57th Legislature, 1832, Oct. 23. 


Council, James Wood. 


Council, James Wood. 


Assembly, Abraham Brittin, 


Assembly, William Brittin, 


Ebenezer F. Smith, 


Samuel Beach, 


Paul B. De Bow, 


Jacob W. Miller, 


James W. Drake. 


Joseph Smith, 


{To be coniintced. ) 



84 



THE RECORD. 



( Contin ued from page 76. ) 

MEMBERS. 

[The third coliiinn on this page is the work of the Record. Information which wilf 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filHng of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed.] ' 

When Received. 
Nov. I, 1764 



Names. 
Silas Halsey, Junr. . 
Jedidiah Mills 
Sarah Mills (Jedidiah) 
John Mills 
Jonathan Tichenor . 
Nathan Reeve, . 
Daniel Bishop 
Isaac Soverill 
Ichabod Cermichael 
Crowel Wilkerson 
Peter Price . 
Naptali Byram . 
Mary Dikins, wido. 
Sarah Ayrs, Qohn) 
Lydia Hathaway (Jonathan) 
Phebe Gobil (Ezekiel) . 
Abigail Peck 
Elizabeth Keen (James) 
Hannah Roggers (John) 
Huldah Cundict (Ebenezer) 
Abigail Cundict (Silas) 
Agnish Bedle (Dan.) 
Phebe Pierson (Benjamin) 
Hannah Cutler . 
Susannah Allen 
Abigail Bates 
Rebecca Stockbridge 
Silas Hains 
Samuel Oliver 
Sarah Oliver (Samuel) 
Moses Munson 
Susan Easton (John) 
Job Lorain . 
Jarzel Turner 
Zenas Condict 
Joshua Winget . 
Stephen Arnold 
Wick. Ludlam 
Garret Miller 
Patience Miller (Garret) 
Abigail Goble (Simeon) 
Elizabeth Miller (James) 
Phebe Miller (Zophar Freeman) 
Mary Lindsley (Phil.) 
Lois Burnet , 
Sarah Lindsley . 



Dec 



Jan. 



16. 
6. 



1765 



When Dismissed or Died. 
" Moved." 
Feb. I, 1820, aet. 75 y., 8 m. 
Aug. 15, 1784, aet. 35. 
Sept. 24, 1837, aet. 91. 
" Moved." 



" Moved away.', 



" Moved away." 

May 20, 1769, aet. 
" Moved away." 



70. 



(Later Mrs. David Gardner.) 

March 22, 1788, aet. 52. 
(Later Mrs. Geo. Philips.) 
Jan. 14, 1823, aet. 80, 
" Moved." 

Julv 6, 1799, aet. 63. 
" Moved away." 



" Moved away." 
Siftpended July i, 1782. 
July 18, 1786, aet 53. 
" Moved away." 

" Moved." 

July 23, 1777, aet. 39. 
Dec. 20, 1776, aet. 37. 
" Moved away." 



Sept. 28, 1789, aet. 
" Moved." 



54, 



(To be contmwd.) 



THE RECORD. 



85 







{Continued from page 77.) 


Dec. 26 


Joseph King's wf on her accompt, 






BAPTISMS. 


1763. 


ch. Prudence. 






:o: 


Jan. 16. 
" 30. 


Moses Lindsly & wf , ch. Daniel. 
Doc. Barn. Budd on wf, accompt. 


1762. 






ch. John Cozens. 


Aug 


22. 


Eleazer Lindsley & wf., ch. Anne. 


" " 


Dan'l Morris, Jun. & wf , ch. Timo- 


" 


29 


Benjamin Woodruff & wf., ch. Benj- 
amin. 


<< <. 


thy. 
Benj. Lindsly & wf , ch. Jonathan, 


Sept 


.12. 


Essaker Huntington's ch. Zervia. 




born Dec. 26, 1762. 


" 


" 


Benj'n Halsey & wf., Negro ch. 


Feb. 6 


David Fairchild & wf , ch. Phebe, 






Ponipe. 


" 13. 


Jacob Ford & wf , ch. Timothy. 


;: 


19. 


Nathaniel Condict, ch. Sarah. 
Silas Condict, ch. Elizabeth. 


" 27. 


Cap. Tuttle on wf accompt, daugh'r 
Cecil. 


" 


" 


Jonathan Wood's wf. on her own 


Mar. 5. 


Joseph Stites, Jun. & wf , ch. Benja- 






accompt., ch. Ruth. 




min, born Jan. 9, 1763. 


•' 


26. 


John Lindsly & wf., ch. Sarah. 


" 12. 


Ebenezer Coe & wf, ch. Hannah. 


" 


" 


Jedediah Gregory & wf , ch. Eben- 


" 27. 


Sam'l Arnold & wf , ch. Anne. 






ezer. 


Apr. 28, 


Mattania Lyon & wf , ch. Hannah. 


" 


" 


Isaac Tuttle on wf s accompt, ch. 


May I. 


Joseph Lindsly & wf , ch'n Bathiah 






Sarah. 




& Grace, 


" 


" 


Sarah, wf of John Pitney, ch. Mary. 


" 8. 


Nathaniel L'hommedou & wf, ch. 


" 


" 


Thomas Kenny on wf 's accompt., 




Timothy. 






ch. Abraham. 


.. .. 


Edward By ram & wf , ch. Sarah. 


" 


" 


Shuball Pitney's wf on her own ac- 


June 5. 


Henry Gardiner & wf., ch. Rachel. 






compt., chn. James & Joseph. 


" " 


Moses Prudden & wf , ch. Samuel. 


Oct. 


3- 


James Loce on wf 's accompt, ch. 
Abigail. 


it n 


Jonathan Hathaway & wf, ch. 
Sarah. 


" 


24. 


Henry Primrose «fe wf , ch. Rebecca. 


July 10. 


Ebenezer Condict & wf, ch. Abi- 


" 


31- 


Junia Lindsly & wf., Rhoda. 




bail. 


" 


" 


James Millar & wf, ch. Enoch. 


July 17. 


Deac. Matt'w Lum & wf , ch. Mat- 


" 


" 


Jno. Burrel on wf 's accompt, ch. 




thew, 






Hannah. 


" " 


Abraham Campfield & wf, ch. 


Nov 


• 7- 


Lititia, Stephen Munson's wf, 
adult. 

Susanna, Caleb Munson's wf, adult. 


« .. 


Isaac. 
Zebedee Brown on wf's accompt, 
ch. Mary. 


•• 


" 


Stephen Munson & wf. Family, 


" 31- 


John Lose on wf's accompt, ch. 






Hannah, SoUoman, Sarah, Ruth. 




Cornelus. 


«' 


" 


Caleb Munson & wf , Family, Ruth 


Aug. 7. 


Joseph Youngs & wf , ch. Catura. 






& Joseph. 


" 14- 


Ebenezer Hathaway & wf, ch. 


" 


" 


Dorcas, Zebide Brown & wf , Fam- 




Samuel. 






ily chn. Experience, Hannah, 


" 21. 


Samuel Mills & wf , ch. Sarah. ^ 






Jabish. 


Nov. 4. 


Constant Cooper on his wf's ac- 


" 


14 


Isaac Person & Rhoda his wf , adult, 




compt, ch. Mehetabel. 






chil'n Jacob &Tapena. 


Oct. 2. 


Stephen Lyon on his wf's accompt. 


" 


" 


Wilby Clark & wf , ch. John Mc- 




ch. Ezekiel. 






Key. 


" 9- 


Benj. Pierson & wf , ch. David. 


•< 


" 


Job Lorain on wf's accompt, ch. 


" " 


Zophar Freeman & wf , ch. Stephen. 






Elizabeth. 


" " 


Phineas Fairchild & wf. chil'n 


.. 


28. 


John Ayrs & wf , ch. Samuel Bayles. 
Thomas Coe &wf, ch. Jerud. 




Mary, born June 12, 1761 ; Tim- 
othy, born July 22, 1763. 


" 


" 


Alexander Carmichael & wf, ch. 


No. of males, 442 ; females, 448. 






Elizabeth. 


Whole No. 890; superiority of females, 6. 


Dec 


8 


Dan'l Howard & wf, ch. Shadrack. 




{To he continued. ) 



86 



THE RECORD. 



1779- 



Dec. 



23 





1780 




J 


an. 


5 

13- 

24 

31 



March 6. 



April 5. 



May 3. 
" II. 

14. 





24. 


June 


13- 


" 


25. 


July 


23- 


" 


25- 



{Cofitinued fr&m page 78.) 

MARRIAGES. 



16. John Stpvenson, of Philadelphia 
& Anne Merrill, of Mor-Town. 

22. Benj. Pierson, Jun. & Abigail 
Condict. 
Andrew Durham, of Baskenridge 
& Jane Pierson. 



William Gregory, Corporal of Ma- 
jor Anderson Regiment & Je- 
mima Burrell. 

Isaac Headley, widower and Ca- 
tharine Clark, widow. 

Fulkerd Fulkerdson & Sarah 
Schellenger, both of Roxbury. 

John Carner, of 6 Pen. Reg. & 
Margaret Packers. 

Christopher Breackin & Mary 
Brian t. 

Lawrence Brennan, Serj. 7 Mar'd 
Reg. & Catharine Claney, of ye 
I Mor Brigade. 

James Right & Jane Woodrough 
of Cap. Harmon Stout 10 Pen. 
Regiment. 

David Irwin & Catharine Munson. 

Griffith Davis & Sarah Conaway, 
both in the army. 

Michael Conner & Sarah Hamil- 
ton. 

Eliezer Miller & Hannah Mills. 

Abraham Munson & Abigail Allen. 

Allen McLane, a soldier & Mary 
Robinson. 

John McCarrall, a soldier of 10 

Pen. Reg. & Kezia Clark. 
( Thomas Brown, a soldier & 
Elizabeth Nicholson. 
Patrick Rogers & Peggy 
Brien, Camp folks. 

Elijah Pollock, a soldier & Cathar- 
ine Grear, Camp folks. 

Matthew Dorham, a soldier & 
Mary Davis, from the Camp. 

Silas Jennings & Loruhamah 
Wines. 

David Youngs & Catharine Bears. 

Caleb Ball & Lois Gordon. Wid. 

Samuel Sewerd & Elizabeth Keen. 



21. 



July 28. William McMullen, soldier & Jemi- 
ma Guirin. 
Aug. 12. John Smith Waggoner & Margaret 
Wilson, Camp woman. 
" 15. I Joseph Morgan & Mary Cros- 

I man. 

" " } John Dickerson & Grace 
I Lindsly. 

Sept.2i. Jacob Whitehead & Mary Lyon — 
Continental. 
Elemuel Bowers & Sarah Mills. 
Jeremiah Rogers & Hannah Lam- 
bert. 
William Shippen, Master of Musick 

& Lucretia Umberfield. 
Paul Lee & Eunice Lindsly, 
Israel Lee & Bethia Lindsly. 
David Reeve & Martha Bates. 
Jonathan Johnson & Zipporah 

Conger. 
Bethuel Hayward & Temperance 

Brown. 
James Pitney & Elizabeth Car- 
michael. 

William Lawrence & Catharine 
Slover. 

Samuel Loree & Sarah Price. 
Henry Clark & Mary Smith. 
Jerud Day & Mary Gildersleeve. 
Timothy Mills & Abigail Ludlam. 
Peter Hill, Jun. & Charity Badgley. 
" " Ichabod Badgly & Sarah Hatha- 
way. 
July II. Alexander Gard, son of Jeremiah, 
& Hannah Keen, daughter ot Cap. 
Keen. 
Sept. 5. Roberd Twiman & Sarah Odel. 
Oct. I, Major Joseph Lindsly & Mary Gar- 
diner. 
17, Joseph Shipman & Sarah Pool. 
Nov. 15. Chatfield Tuttle & Deborah Car- 
man. 
" 25. James Cook & Phebe Condict. 
Dec. 13. Col. Jacob Drake & Esther King. 
30. James Griffith & Desire Easton. 

To this Date Married 726. 

1782. 
Jan. 13. Armstrong Jones & Lea Sutten. 
24. John Bolton, soldier 2d Jer. Reg. 
Jonathan Holms Cap'n, & Cathar- 
ine Devins. 

( To be continued. ) 



Oct. 


I. 


" 


12. 


" 


IS- 


" 


31- 


Nov 


14. 


** 


21. 


" 


29. 


Dec. 


4. 


1781. 


Jan. 


10. 


" 


29. 


Feb. 


15- 


Mar. 


5- 


Apr. 


5- 


" 


18. 



THE RECORD. 



87 



( Continued from page 79.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 



1777. 
Aug. I. Mary, wife of Philip Tucker, act. 
36, small pox. 
5. A child of Ephraim Howard. 

" 6. Zachariah Fairchild.* aet. 77, dys- 
entery. 

" 7. A child of Amos Prudden, aet. — , 
dysentery. 

:• 8. A child of Ichabod Carmichael, aet. 
— , dysentery. 

" " Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan 
Ogden, aet. 2, dysentery. 
" Aron, son of Abraham Talmage,t 
aet. 4, dysentery. 

". " Child of Zebedee Brown, aet. — , 
dysentery. 

" " Simeon Goble.t aet. 51, consump- 
tion. 

" 9. Child of Paul Farber. 

" 10. Hannah, wife of Nathaniel Thomp- 
son, aet. 24, dysentery. 

" 16. Elder, Daniel Lindsley,* aet. 77, 
dysentery. 

" " Nathan Arnold, aet. 23, dysentery. 

" 21, John Burwell. aet. 70, dysentery. 

" " Caesar, servant of Captain Keen, 
aet. 35, dysentery. 

" 26 John Stevens, aet. 60. dysentery. 

" — . Henry, son of Joseph Johnson, aet, 
I, dysentery. 

•• 28. Child ot Mr. Banker. 

" 30. Cato, servant of Captain Keen, aet. 
5, dysentery. 
Sept. 5. Seth, son of David Godden, aet. 2, 
worms. 

" 9. Child of Gilbert Ludlow. 
" Joel Loree, aet. 25, colic. 

" II. Hannah Duyckinck, aet. 17, con- 
sumption. 

" 12. John Sutten, aet. 28, dysentery. 

" '• Child of Willits Simmons, aet. — , 
canker. 

" 14. Grace, wibow of Elder, Daniel 
Lindsley,* aet. 68, dysentery. 

" " Timothy Mills, Jun. aet. 30, con- 
sumption. 

" 15. Elizabeth, daughter of John Day, 
aet. 3, dysentery. 

" 20. David, son of John Day, aet. i, fits. 

" 21. Child of Ralph Bridge. 

" 29. Philip Hathaway, aet. 46, fever. 



" 13. 


" 16. 


" 19. 

Nov. 6. 


" 13- 


" 27. 


" 29. 


Dec, 14 


" 16. 


1778. 
Jan. 5 



" Epenetus Beach, aet. 38, putrid 
fever. 
Oct. 3. Ruth, wife of Nathan Reeve, aet. 
30, consumption. 
" II. Ruth, daughter of Moses Johnson, 

aet. 16, putrid fever. 
" " Daniel Parkhurst, aet. 18, consump- 
tion. 

Rachael, wife of Joseph Williams, 
aet. 34, consumption. 

Benjamin Tomkins, aet. 35, putrid- 
fever. 

Child of Abner Winds. 

Child of Mr. Robertson. 

Philip Tucker, aet. 41, consump- 
tion. 

Abigail, widow of Joseph Edmister, 
aet. 50, consumption. 

Atyaham, son of Timothy Stiles, 
aet. — , convulsion-fits. 

Doct. Bern Budd, aet. 39, putrid 
fever. 

Mary, wife of Jacob Freeman, aet. 
23, child-bed. 

A child of Jacob Freeman. 

Major Joseph Morris, aet. 46, gun- 
shot wound. 
" " Isaac, son of Nathaniel Armstrong, 
aet. I, fever. 
6. A child of Morsecholick, aet. — , 
fever. 
" 6. Rachel, daughter of Ichabod 

Cooper, aet. 2, scald. 
" 8. A child of Howell Osborn. 
" 16. George Gordon, aet. 81, old-age. 
Feb. 2. Hannah Burnet,* aet. 81, old-age. 
Mar. 17. Huldah, daughter of John Arnold, 

aet. 2, consumption. 
Apr. 12. Abigail, wife of Abraham Hudson, 

aet. 25, putrid-fever. 
May 22. Kezia, wife of Capt. Joseph Beach, 

aet. 46, fever. 
Juneii. A child of Capt, John Lindsley. 

" 26. A child of Enoch Conger. 
July 17. Susanna, wife of Philip Castener,* 

aet. 51, fever. 
Aug. 2. Sarah, wife of John Arnold, aet. 33, 
consumption. 
9. Abijah Cutler, aet 31, consumption. 
" 10. William, son of David Godden, aet. 
16. dysentery. 
Sept. 4. Benjamin, son of Uzal Coe, aet. i, 
worms. 

( To he continued. ) 



88 



THE RECORD. 



{Contimiedfrom pat/e SO.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

June 5th, 1788. — The congregation met 
agreeably to the adjournment & notice, — & 
after some consultation &- debate about 
Building a new, or repairing the old church. 
Voted that a new church be built — & the 
votes being taken there appeared to be a 
considerable majority for building it of 
Timber. 

The Trustees then convened at Mr. 
Smith's— all present. Voted that Deacon 
Allen & Mr. Johnson carry a Subscriptio'n 
through the parish to get a sufficient' sum 
for erecting a new meeting-house, 65 feet 
long, 50 feet wide & and 25 feet high, to be 
inclosed with shingles. 

Voted that the Clerk draw orders on the 
receiver of collections (Jas. Smith) for 
thirty-five shillings in favor of the Sexton 
(Nathan Howell) for his services quarterly. 
Voted that no Book be purchased for the 
purpose of keeping accounts for the parish. 

Board adjourned. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at Jos. 
Lewis's, the 23d Sept. 1788.— Present Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Smith 
& Lewis. Voted that a fence (of post & 
3 rails) be made on the parsonage from Mrs. 
Hambletons spring to the corner of the 
Rev. Doct. Johnes's lot, on the bank of the 
<1itch. 

That the timber for s'd fence be taken 
from the parsonage wood lot. That Mr. 
Lewis get the work done at the expense of 
the Trustees. 

Board adjourned. 

Oct. 14th, 1788.— The Board met at Mr. 
Smith's— all present. Voted that the pres- 
ident & Mr. Mills, be a committee to settle 
acc'ts with Rev. Doct. Johnes. 

That Justice Lindsly & Mr. Ford be a 
committee to superintend the business of 
repairing the old meeting House (in a tem- 
porary way) so as to answer the purpose 
until a new House be built. 

Board adjourned. 

Dec. 3d. 1789. — The Board met at Mr. 
Lewis's. — Present the president, Mr.Lindsly, 
Mr. Ford, Mr. Johnson & Mr. Lewis. The 
minutes of some of the last meetings of the 
Board were read. Mr. Lewis who was ap- 
pointed (the 23d of Sept. '88), to get a ditch 



cleared, & fence made on the parsonage lot, 
reported that he had got the business done 
& had p'd Geo. Kelly, 22.6 and William 
Johnes 21. for the ditching, & had paid to 
Will Johnes, 25.5 fpr the fencing. Ordered 
that the same be allowed. 

Mr. President from the committee ap- 
pointed (14th Oct. '88) to settle accts with 
the Rev. Doct. Johnes, reported that Mr. 
Mills and himself had proceeded in the set- 
tlement, but after having gone thro' the 
Doct. suggested some difficulties about it & 
to prevent it he was willing to accept the 
tax bills or duplicates and subscriptions 
(made for his salary) as they now stand and 
would take the whole risk of collecting it 
and the losses that may be sustained there- 
on in full for the present & all preceding 
years salary and discharge the parish there- 
from, provided the Trustees will appoint 
some person or persons who shall at the ex- 
pense of the parish go thro' the same & 
use their endeavors to obtain the cash or 
notes of the several subscribers or persons 
taxed & deliver the same to him. On mo- 
tion whether the doctors proposal be agreed 
to, it passed in the affirmative — and there- 
upon Deacon Allen & Mr. Johnson were 
appointed to go to every person within the 
parish and indebted either on the subscrip- 
tions or duplicates (except Thomas Miller 
who for his service in making the assess- 
ments is to be discharged from the taxes 
laid on him) for the salarj'^ aforesaid — & after 
they shall have performed the business & 
delivered the money or notes by them col- 
lected to the Rev. Dr. Johnes or his order, 
they shall receive of the parish a reasonable 
compensation for their trouble. 

Deacon Allen & Mr. Johnson who were 
appointed (in June, 1788) to carr)^ subscrip- 
tions thro' the parish to get a sufficient sum 
subscribed for building a new meeting house 
— reported that they had presented the sub- 
scriptions to the greatest part of the people 
of this parish — they then laid the subscrip- 
tions before the Board. It appeared that 
there was a sufficient sum subscribed for in- 
closing a house of timber according to the 
estimate heretofore made, whereupon the 
Board agreed to lay the same before the 
parish at their first meeting, and that Mr. 
f^resident wait on the Rev. Doct. Johnes, 
and request him to appoint a day of meeting 
for that purpose, and to preach a sermon on 
the occasion. 

, {To be continued.) 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the GRNEkArioK to Come.'" — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. 1. 



DECEMBER, iS8o. 



NO. 12 



the apprmwl of Session.'". 

Members. Half-way, 28, 36. 44. 52. 60 

Members, List of, who joined on pro- 
fession, 68. 76, 84, 92 



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should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

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N. J., as second class matter. 

INDEX TO VOL. I. 
Aid Sought, 65. 

Baptisms, List of, 6, 13, 21, 29, 37, 45, 53, 61. 

69. 11' 85. 93. 
Bill of Mortality, 23, 31. 39, 47, 55, 63, 71, 79. 

87. 95- 
Burials previous to July 3, 1768, 15. 

Charter, 3. 

College of New Jersey, Subscriptions to, 66. 
Communications. 2, 8, 19, 27, 40, 58. 

Dates worth Remembering, 43. 

Errata, 17. 

First Presbytery, 17. 

First Synod. 17. 

Ford, Hon. Gabriel H., Extract from 

Diary of, 19. 

Geneolog. Chart of Tuthills and Kents, 25. 
Glances at the Past, 49. 

Hanover, Extract from Hist. Sketch 

of Presbyterian Church of, 11. 

Half-waj' Covenant, 90. 

Johnes, Rev. Timothy, Sermon of, 73. 

Kind Words, 90, 96. 

Lot, List of those who Confessed for 

Casting, 48. 

Marriages, List of, 7, 14, 22, 30, 38. 46, 54, 

62, 70, 78, 86, 94. 
Members, List of Original, and of those 

who joined from other churches. 

12, 20. 28. 



Pastors, List of. 

Plan for Collecting Current Expenses 
Prospectus, i 

Report to Presbyter}-, 25 

Representatives of Morris County in 

Legislature, 59. 67, 75, 83, 91 

Revolutionary Army in Morristown, 43 
Ruling Elders Chosen, 25 

Ruling Elders, List of, 34 

Scribners, 8, 24 

Sextons, List of, 57 

«mall Pox. 57 

Synod of Philadelphia, Extract from 

Minutes of. 18, 27, 33 

Trustees' Book. 16, 24. 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 

80, 88, 96. 
Trustees Re-elected, 25. 

Wanted. «o. 

Washington at Communion Table in 

Morristown. 4?. 57- 

Who Can Tell ? 8. 10. 33. 60, 65. 

Vol. I. of The Record is complete. The 
twelve numbers are a priceless contribution 
to local and genealogical history. With 
their successors they will prove invaluable 
to all who care for the history of our town 
and county. 

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My Dear Sir: The eleven numbers of 
The Record, received only two days ago, 
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Please find enclosed one dollar for another 
year. Fifty cents is entirely too cheap for 
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thoroughly interwoven and identified with 
the early history of Morris County that The 
Record can but prove highly interesting 
to our citizens generally. — Chronicle, Jan. 
Zi,ih, 1880. 



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form, even if the publication were continued 
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zgtA, 1880. 



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of the kind words The Record has receiv- 
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HALF-WAY COVENANT. 
Editor of the Record : 

Some of your readers, doubtless, desire in- 
formation concerning the list of" Half-Way 
Members," found in The Rec(jrd, from time 
to time. Dr. Johnes' caption is as follows : 
•' The Names and Number of Persons that 
have renewed their cov. or taken their Bap- 
tismal Vows upon themselves." (Record, 
p. 28.) 

None but the children of church members 
were regarded, by the early churches of New 
England, as proper subjects of baptism. 
Baptized children were considered members 
of the church, and entitled, at a proper age, 



if irreproachable, to partake of the Lord's 
Supper. Certain civil privileges, also, were 
confined to church members. 

The children of the second generation, 
however, it was found, were much addicted 
to unsanctified and worldly habits of life, 
such as unfitted them for full membership 
in the church. Others, by reason of the 
awe with which the sacrament of the Lord's 
Supper was regarded, refraining from the 
ordinance, until the later period of life. All 
such were denied the privilege of presenting 
their offspring to God in baptism. A large 
number of children were thus growing up 
unbaptized, and fears were seriously enter- 
tained that, in some places, the church 
would consequent!}'^ become extinct. 

To remedy this evil, it was proposed to 
recogrrize a qualified church membership in 
all baptized persons, even after coming to 
maturity, on their consenting to assume 
publicly the engagements made bj' their 
parents for them when baptized, and this 
without any profession of Christian experi- 
ence, or converson, binding themselves 
simply to live a Christian life, but not to 
partake of the Lord's Supper; in consequence 
of this qualified membership they were to 
have their children duly baptized. This 
proposition, after considerable discussion 
and much opposition, was sanctioned, by 
the Synod of elders and messengers from all 
the churches of Massachusetts that met in 
1662, at Boston, in the words following : 

" Church members who were admitted in 
minority.understanding tne doctrine of faith, 
and publicly professing their assent thereto, 
not scandalous in life, and solemnly owning 
the covenant before the church, wherein 
they give up themselves and children to the 
Lord, and subject themselves to the govern- 
ment of Christ in the church — their chil- 
dren are to be baptized." 

This obtained the name of " the half-way 
covenant," was introduced partially into 
the other New England Colonies, and found 
its way into other churches by emigrants 
from New England. It became a fruithful 
cause of contention and bitter alienation, 
and was the means of filling many of the 
churches with unconverted members, lead- 
ing at length to great corruption of doctrine. 
It has long since been entirely abandoned. 
E. F. Hatfield. 



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REPRESENTATIVES OF MORRIS COUNTY 
IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. 

66th Legislature, 1841, Oct. 26. 

CounciL James Wood. 

Assembly, fames W. Drake, 
Samuel B. Halsey. 
William Stephens, 
Thomas C. Willis. 



67th Legislature 
Council, 
Assembly, 



68th Legislature 
Council, 
Assembly, 



69th Legislature 
Senate, 
Assembly, 



70th Legislature 
Senate, 
Assembly, 



71st Legislature, 
Senate, 
Assembly, 



72d Legislature, 
Senate, 
Assembly, 



73d Legislature, 
Senate, 
Assembly, 



, 1842, Oct. 25. 
Ezekiel B. Gaines. 
Sam'l B. Halsey, (speaker.) 
William Stephens. 
David T. Cooper, 
James Clark. 
, r843, Oct. 24. 
John H. Stansborough. 
James Clark. 
John M. Losey. 
Samuel Willet, 
George Vail. 
, 1845, Jan. 14. 
John B. Johnes. 
Timothy Kitchel, 
Matthias Kitchel. 
Henry Seward. 
George H. Thompson. 
, 1846, Jan. 13. 
John B. Johnes. 
Henry Seward. 
George H. Thompson. 
Matthias Kitchel, 
Calvin Howell. 
1847, Jan. 12. 
John B. Johnes. 
Calvin Howell, 
Richard Lewis, 
Charles McFarland, 
Sanjuel Hilts. 

1848, Jan. II. 
Ephraim Marsh. 
David T. Cooper, 
Samuel VanNess, 
Edward W. Whelpley, 
Andrew J. Smith. 

1849, Jan. 9. 

Ephriam Marsh, (Pres.) 
David T. Cooper, 
Samuel VanNess, 

Ed. W. Whelpley, (Speaker) 
Andrew J. Smith, 



74th Legislature, 1850, Jan. 8. 

Senate, Ephriam Marsh, (Pres.) 
Assembly, John L. Kanouse. 
Andrew B. Cobb, 
Freeman Wood, 
George H. Thompson. 

75th Legislature, 1851, Jan. 14. 

Senate, John A. Bleeker. 

Assembly, Cornelius B. Doremus, 
Horace Chamberlain, 
Jonathan P. Bartley, 
Josiah Meeker. 

76th Legislature, 1852, Jan. 13. 

Senate, John A. Bleeker. 
Assembly, John D. Jackson, 

Cornelius S. Dickerson. 
Robert Albright, 
Cornelius B. Doremus. 

Hitherto the members of Assembly had 
been elected on the general ticket; the last 
legislature provided for election by districts. 
(P. L. 464.) ist District: Morris and Chat- 
ham ; 2d District : Hanover and Pequannoc ; 
3d District : Rockaway, Jefferson and Rox- 
bury;4th District: Randolph, Mendham, 
Chester and Washington. 

77th Legislature, 1853, Jan. 13. 

Senate, John A. Bleeker. 

Assembly. Robert Albright, 

John L. Kanouse, 

John D. Jackson, 

Cor. S. Dickerson, 

78th Legislature, 1854, Jan. 10. 

Senate, Alexander Robertson. 
Assembly, Wm. P. Conkling, 1st Dist 

Andrew B. Cobb, 

William Logan, 

Aaron Pitney, 

79th Legislature, 1855. Jan 9. 

Senate, Alexander Robertson, 
Assembly, Wm. P. Conkling, ist Dist 

Edward Howell, 

William Logan, 

Aaron Pitney, 
8oth Legislature, 1856, Jan. 8. 

Senate, Alexander Robertson. 
Assembly, Wm, M. Muchmore, 1st Dist 

Edward Howell, 2d 

William A. Carr. 3d 

Daniel Budd, 4th " 

<To be eontmited.) 



ist Dist. 
2d " 
3d " 
4th " 



2d 
3d 
4th 



2d 
3d 
4th 



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[The third column on this page 
lead to the correction of any mist 
ceived. — Ed.] 

Names. 
John Lindsly 
Sarah Lindsly (John), later, wife 

of Benjamin Halsey 
Benj.. son of Doc. Hathaway 
Jonathan Wood 
Deborah Raynor 
Phebe Clark, later, wife of Icha 

bod Carmichael 
Benjamin Lindsly 
Samuel Mills 
Eleazar Lindsly 
Caleb Halsey 
Ezekiel Day 
John Pool 
John Cooper 
Richard Johnson 
Mary Perkhurst (John) 
Eliz. Easton 
Joanna Coe 
Cloe Wines 
Susan. Gildersleeve . 
Rachel Gildersleeve 
Charity Freeman 
Ezra Halsey 
Johnathan Stiles 
John Hathaway . 

Benjamin Coe, Jun. . 

Onesimus Whitehead 

Rebecca Whitehead (Ones.) 

Sarah Lindsly (Benj.) 

Jerusha Cade, later, wife of John 
Pool . 

Obadiah Robin, an Indian 

Elizabe\h Prudden (Boice) 

Samuel Roberts 

Abraham Campfield 

Dan. Tichenor 

Phineas Fairchild 

Ebenezer Coe 

Isaac Ayers 

Silas Gildersleeve 

Nat. Condict 

Abigail Condict (Nat.) 

Patience Pierson (Joseph) 

Rhoda Tuttle . 

Ruth Tuttle 



(Continued from page 84.) 

MEMBERS. 

is the work of the Record. Information which will 
ake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 

When Received. When Dismissed or Died. 

March i- 1765. Sept. 10, 1784, aet. 56. 

March 29, 1803, aet. 67. 

Susp. July 5, I782,d. Jan. 2, i8o4,aet.75 



May 3. 1765. Died Nov. 8, 1815, born Feb. 22, 1731 
June 17, 1805, aet. 85. 

' " Moved away." 

' Jan. 3, 1777, aet. 33. 

" " " Dismissed Jan. 21, 1825. 

" " '■ " Moved away." 

Sept. 23. 1825, aet. ^t. 

" Moved. ' 



Moved." 



July 5, " Oct. 23, 1775, aet. 48. 

Oct. 6, 1806, aet. 85. 

" Moved." 

' July 4, 1814, aet. 72 y. lom, and 21 d. 

" " Sept. 3, 1805, aet. 59. 

Dec. 16, 1811, born Aug. 12, 1738. 

" " " Dismissed Jan. 21, 1825. 

Oct. 31, " 

Feb. 28, 1766 Jan. 31. 1802, aet. 85. 
July 29, 1789, aet. 57. 
" " " " Moved." 

" " " Nov. 12, 1801, aet. 71. 

" Moved." 
" " *' June 7, 1794, aet. 51. 

" Moved," 

" " Dec. 9, 1813, aet. 89. 

" " Moved away." 

(Tobecontiwued.^ 



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( Continiud from page b5. ) 

BAPTISMS. 



1763. 
Oct 30. 



/^ 



Dec. 


13- 

4. 


17 
Jan. 


54. 
I. 


Feb. 


8. 


Mar. 


4. 


Apr. 


18. 
I. 



May 6. 



Sam'l Tuthill.Esq. & wf., ch. Samuel 
" Gilbard Ludlam & wf.. ch. Hannah. 
" " Paul Fervor & wf., ch. Amos. 
Nov. 6. Stephen Conkling & wf., ch. John. 
" Robart McCalvin on his wf.'s ac- 
compt, ch. Elizabeth. 
Increass Mather & wf., ch. Joseph. 
John Pierson & wf , ch. Sarah. 



John Michel & wf , ch. John, born 
Oct. 12, 1863. 

John Ford & wf., ch. Nathan, Bp. 
at their own home. 

Rob. Arnold & wf , ch. Sarah, born 
Dec. 24. 1763. 

Benj'n Hathaway & wf., ch. Mabel. 

Cap'n Timothy Mills & wf, ch. 
Hannah. 

Jabish Bears & wf , ch. Hannah. 

Gilbard Allen & wf, ch. Stephen. 

Philip Lindsly & wf., ch. Isaac. 

Jedidiah Gregory & wf., ch. Naomi. 

Joshuah Guring & wf., ch. Abra- 
ham. 

David Gauden & wf . ch. Mary. 

Stephen Norris & wf., ch. Stephen, 
born Apr. 6, 1783. 

Wilby Clark, on wf.'s accompt, ch. 
Mehitable. 

Ebenezer Cundict & wf , ch. Byram. 

Shadrach Howard & wf., ch. Silas 
Day. 

Cap'n Benj. Halsey & wf, ch. Ben- 
jamin. 

Ebenezer Stiles, on his own ac- 
compt, ch. Charity. 

Moses Johnson & wf , ch. Naomi. 

Moses Tuttle on wf.'s accompt, ch. 
Simeon. 

Elijah Pierson & wf, ch. George. 

Job Lorain with his wt., ch. Sollo- 
mon. 

Dan. Tichenor & wf., ch. Daniel. 

Dan. Carmichael & wf , ch. Phebe, 
born Sept. 3, 1763. 

John Cole & wf , ch. Mary. 

Thomas Miller & wf., ch. Phebe. 

Mary McMahon, ch. James. 

Nathan Price & wf., ch. Asee. 

Caleb Maneon & wf., ch. Mary. 



•' 13- 

" 27. 
June 3. 

" 14- 

•• 17. 
" 24. 

July I. 

•' 22. 
" 29. 



July 29. Nathan Turner & wf , ch. Benjamin. 
Aug. 5. Peter Prudden & wf , ch. Peter, 

" Boys Prudden & wf,ch. Boys John. 
" Sol'n Southard, on wf's accompt, 
ch. Phebe. 
" 12. Moses Lindsly * wf., ch. Zenas. 
" 26. Thomas Tuttle & wf , ch. Mehitabel 
" Ebenezer Lindsly & wf, child'n 
Mary & Elizabeth. 
•• 31. Larence Cummin & wf, ch. Robard. 
Sept. 9. Benj. Hathaway &wf, child'n Mary 
& Sarah. 
•' " Augustus Bayles & wf , adopted ch. 

Rebecca Bayles. 
" 23. Jarzel Turner & wf, Household — 
Joseph, Elizabeth, Rebecca, 
Catura, Stephen, Sarah. 
Oct. 14. VVilky Ludlam, at between 12 & 13. 
on his own account. 
" " Joseph Lindsly & wf , ch. Susanna. 
" 21. James Millar & wf., ch. Sarah. 

" Tim. Johnes & wf., Negro child 
Cato; born Sept. 17. 1764. 
" 27. Elizabeth Bridge, ch. Sarah. 
" Susannah Tichenor, ch. Zuba. 
" Anne Freeman, ch. Cornelius. 
Nov. 1. Peter Price, adult. 

" Hannah, wf. of John Roggers & her 

child'n Eunice, Elizabeth, Phebe 

& James. 

4. Josiah Crnne, adult. 

" " John Lindsley & wf , ch. Stephen. 

" " John Lose on wf.'s accompt, ch. 

Lucretia. 
" II. Thomas Coe «fe wf., ch. Darius. 
" '• Joshua Whitehead &wf.,ch. Phebe. 
" Joseph Cundit & wf., ch. Timothy. 
" Isaac Pierson & wf, ch. Asa. 
" 24. Mattania Lyon & wf, Stephen 
Smith. 
"* Silas Hains, chr Jemima. 
" " Sarah, Euben. Halbard's wf on her 
own accompt, ch. Mary. 
" Benj. Pool on wf's account, ch. 
Sibbel. 
Dec. I. Sam'l Oliver & wf, family— Phebe, 
John, Sarah. 
" " Moses Munson, family — Catharine, 

Jemima. \ 

" 16. John Easton on wf's account, ch. 

Eunice. 
" " Peter Dickerson & wf., ch. Peter. 
" 30. Nathaniel Peck & wf , ch. Phebe. 
{2\> be contAnvad.) 



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1782. 
Feb. I. 



Apr. 18. 

May 6. 
June 3. 

July 7. 



Aug 


27. 


Sept 


29. 
15- 


" 


30- 


Oct. 


3- 


Nov 


9- 
14. 


Dec. 


10. 


'• 


12. 


'783. 
Jan. 2. 


" 


7. 


" 


8. 


Feb. 


13- 

15- 
2. 


Mar. 


4- 


" 


6. 


" 


II. 


" 


16. 


•• 


26. 


Apr. 
May 


3- 

8. 


" 


II. 


July 


2. 


•* 


3- 



Aug.17. 



** 24. 

Sept. 1 8. 

Oct. 2. 

" 26. 



( Continued from page 86.) 

MARRIAGES. 

David Lloyd, of Cap. Mead Com- 
pany & ist Jer. Reg., & Mercy 
Hay ward. 

Abraham Hudson & Sarah Oharrow. 

George Phillips & Widow Huldah 
Condict. 

Jacob Casterlin & Eunice Squire. 

Theophilus Hathaway & Phebe Car- 
michael. 

George Kelle & Anne Ward, a 
widow. 

Nehemiah Johnson & Sarah Bridge. 

Amos Sackers, a soldier, & Eliza- 
beth Godden. 

Cornelius Mills & Catherine Looker. 

Joshua Munson & Ruth Wood. 

Benj. Holloway & Elizabeth Evolt. 

John Garrigas & Elizabeth Ship- 
man. 

Joseph Gardiner & Martha Lewis. 

Hector & Juda. 

Peter Prudden & Esther Prudden. 

William Marsh & Susanna Lindsly. 

Job Loree & Elizabeth Hull. 

David Tuthill & Phebe Freeman. 

Abner Fairchild & Theodosia Con- 
ger. 

Isaac Walker & Ruth Tompkins. 

Peter Davison & Phebe Roberds. 

Tim. Fairchild & Mehitabel Tuttle. 

Nathaniel Cam & Hannah Dun. 

Thomas Fearels & Kezia Bayles. 

Isaac Mills & Ruth Pain. 

Jacob Ludlam & Margaret Pool. 

Benj'n Prudden & Elizabeth 
Thompkins. 

Daniel Burnet & Esther Jacks. 

Jacob Reed & Catharine Masters. 

Joseph Lindsly Si Sarah Lindsly. 

Elijah Sneden & Sarah Gregorj'. 

Pharis Doty & Phebe Freeman, 

Joseph Munson & Joanna Johnson. 

Abraham Godwin & Mary Munson. 

Joseph Force & Elizabeth Botting- 
house. ^ 

Abraham Willis & Rebecca Ludlam. 

John Hines & Elizabeth Prudden. 

Timothy Morris & Malatia Gobil. 

Jacob Simson & Sarah Turner. 

Jnuia Riggs & Jemima Cooper. 



Oct. 30. Jesse Saxon & Kezia Allen. 
Nov. 5. Thomas Thompson & Anna Catreen 
Card. 
6. John Freeman & Esther Larzelere. 
" 12. Maj'r Leonard Bleeker & Joanna 

Abeel. 
" 19. Lambert Merrell &ComfortWheeler 
" 20. Samuel Leonard & Abigail Pierson, 
"' 24. William Denine & Margaret Tem- 
pleton. 
Dec. 1. William Hulbard & Deborah Fair- 
child. 
3. Joseph Prudden, Jun. & Providence 
Gordon. 
" 16. Stephen Turner & Phebe Peck. 
" 30. Isaac Garrigus & Phebe Locy. 
Married to this date, 779. 

1784. 



Jan. 7. 



Feb 


17 


Mar 


3 


* ' 


4- 


•• 


31- 


Apr 


15 


" 


29. 


May 


9- 


June24. 


July 


24. 


" 


25. 


Aug.24. 


Sept 


. I 


Nov 


. I. 




8. 




II. 


" 


18. 


" 


22. 


" 


30- 


Dec. 


3- 


•' 


15- 


" 


24. 


" 


26. 


" 


29. 



George Tucker Anne Arnold. 

Daniel Phoenix & Anne Philips. 

Ephraim Hayward & Phebe Dicker- 
son. 

Jesse Locy & Martha Locy. 

Abijah Sherman & Mary Gregory. 

Capt'n Alexander Thompson & 
Amelia DeHart. 

Daton Talmage & Charity Stiles. 

Samuel Prudden & Sarah Oliver. 

William Cross & Sarah Lasheleerc. 

Daniel Skelly & Catharine Headly. 

David Freeman & Rachel Pierson. 

Stephen Headfield & Elizabeth 
Holloway. 

John Christopher Smith & Eliza- 
beth Ward. 

Samuel Richards & Phebe Stock- 
bridge. 

Isaac Conkling & Comfort Pitney. 

Josiah Munson & Rachel Holloway. 

Lebbeus Norris & Elizabeth Hedg- 
len. 

George Cook & Phebe Totten. 

Lodovicus Kent & Mar}' Tuthill. 

Joseph Trobridge & Mary Locy. 

Silvanus Tuttle & Mary Brown. 
800 to this date. 

Benj. Wilson & Mary Prudden. 

John Conkling & Elizabeth Mills. 

Charles Smith & Cecelia Tuttle. 

Matthew Lum & Hannah Ludlam. 

Daniel Lewis & Elizabeth McCalvey 

David Hurd & Abigail Fairchild. 
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( CwiUniied from page 87. ) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 

1778. 
Sept. 1 2. Anne, wife of Timoth}^ Stiles,* aet. 
27, consumption. 
" 13. Elizabeth, wife of John Macferran,* 

aet. 77, old age. 
•' 29. Mehitabcl, wi'e of James Smith,* 
aet. 27, consumption. 
Oct. 7. Robert Day, aet. 28, putrid fever. 

" 8. A child of William Hamilton. 
Nov. 5. Widow Leonard, aet. 75, fever. 
" 6. Isaac, son of Robert Arnold, Jun, 

aet. 5, worms. 
" 8, Mary, daughter of David Gardner, 

aet. 5, consumption. 
" 10. Mink, servant of Deacon Burnet, 

aet. 60, pleurisy. 
" 22. John Macferren.* aet. 80, old age. 
Dec. 20. Joanna, daughter of George Mills, 
whooping-cough. 
" 19. Stephen, son of Gilbert Deacon Al- 
len, aet. 15, consumption. 
1779. 
Jan. 17. William Hulbert, Sen., aet. 76, old 
age. 
" 23. Elizabeth, daughter of Job Loree, 

aet. 16, nervous fever. 
" 28. Tamer, widow of Capt. Solomon 

Munson,* aet. 77, old age. 
" 29. Joshua Whitehead, aet. 70, con- 
sumption. 
Feb. 17. Phoebe, wife of Zophar Freeman,* 

aet. 54, consumption. 
Mar. 20. Servant of Benjamin Pierson, dys- 
entery. 
" 28. Wife of Elias Vancourt. 
" 29. Jacob Allen, t aet. 77, old age. 
Apr. 17. Betsey, wife of William Hamilton, 

aet. 17, child-bed. 
May I. Child of Christopher Woods. 
" 2. Phoebe, wife of Christopher Woods, 
aet. 43, child-bed. 
June 3. Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph 

Lewis, aet. 2, sudden. 
July 22. Hannah, widow of Stephen Free- 
man,* aet. 85, old age. 
Aug. 4. Ebenezer Norris, aet. 22, mortifica- 
tion in the hip and thigh. 
Sept 10. A child of Samuel Broadwell. 
" 15. Reuben Cherry, aet. 64, intermit- 
tent fever. 
" 20. A child of David Gardiner, fits. 



Sept. 25. Son of George Mills. 
Nov. 3. Rhoda, wife of Jedediah Gregory,* 
aet. 42, consumption. 
" 4, A child of Marsh. 
" 6. A child of James Bamfield. 
Dec. 9. Anne, wife of Maj. Joseph Lind- 
sley,* aet. 37, consumption. 
1780. 

Jan. 16. Poll), daughter of John Pool, Sen., 
aet. 18, consumption. 
" 20. Jane, wife of David Youngs, aet. 

26, consumption. 
" 20. Esther, wife of John Brookfield, 
Esq.t aet. 60, consumption. 
" A child of Jonathan Carter. 
Feb. 15. Charlotte, daughter of John Beach, 

aet. I, hives. 
Mar. 16. Sarah, wife of Doc. Timothy Johnes, 
aet. 28, asthma. 
" 22. Hannah, wife of George Hall, aet. 

28, dropsy of the breast. 
" '• A child of Daniel Freeman, Jun. 

Nancy, widow of Ezekiel Cheevers, 

aet. 55, consumption. 
Jonathan Crane, aet. 61, consump- 
tion. 
Jacob Johnson, aet. 30, consump- 
tion. 
Capt. Peter Dickerson, aet. 54, in- 
flammatory fever. 
William Losey, aet. 85, old age. 
Sarah, daughter of Peter Norris, 
Jun., fits. 
" 28. Rachel, wife of John Lyon, aet. 23, 
consumption. 
July 3. George King, aet. 34, consumption. 

'• 17. Michael Hoffman, aet. 19, fever. 
Aug. 14. Joseph Lacey, aet. 60, consump- 
tion. 
" 24. Eunice, wife of Benjamin Prudden, 
aet. 40, putrid fever. 
Sept. 1 5. Henry, son of William Cheriy, 
fever. 
" " David Lee, aet. 35, sudden. 
Oct. 20. Henry Primrose,* aet. 70, asthma. 

'• 27. A child of Doct. Lewis Dunham. 
Nov. 18. Wife of Daniel Burnet, aet. 22, dys- 
entery. 
Dec. — Phoebe, wife of Asa Beach, aet. 18. 
consumption. 
" — A child of Asa Beach. 
" 21. Henry Wick,t aet. 72, pleurisy. 
( To be continued.) 



Apr. 


12. 


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14. 


" 


25- 


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12. 


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( Continued from jxige 88. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

Mr. Ford reported that the decay of some 
timber on the parsonage made it necessary 
to sell or use it to prevent any loss from 
further decay. Whereupon Mr. Ford & Mr. 
Johnson be a committee to dispose of the 
said trees or timber to the best advantage 
& to report their proceedings. 

Mr. Lewis again suggested the necessity 
of having a book provided for entering the 
acc'ts of the Trustees. Voted that he pro- 
vide a suitable book for that purpose. 

December nth, 1789. 

At a meeting of the congregation of the 
first presbyterian church in Morris Town 
(at the request of the Trustees; on the nth 
day of December, 1789, to instruct the Trus- 
tees respecting their proceedings in building 
a new meeting house or appoint a commit- 
tee to direct the s'd building, & the con- 
gregation having met, the Rev. Doct. Johnes 
preached a sermon on the occasion and then 
the congregation proceeded to business. 
Presid't Condict opened the business of the 
day. 

Voted that Deacon Allen serve as Mode- 
rator of this meeting. That Joseph Lewis 
serve as Clerk. A motion was made for ap- 
pointing a committee to superintend the 
building a new meeting house, as there was 
now a sum subscribed sufficient to provide 
materials, raise & inclose the same. Elder 
Phillips, Elder Condict & others objected. & 
alleged the old house would do for a number 
of years with some repairs — after some de- 
sultory debates a vote was taken — whether 
we should repair the old, or build a new 
meeting house & there appeared a large 
majority for building a new house — after 
one year. 

Deacon Prudden, Mr. Kinney and others 
proposed that a vote should again be 
taken, whether the house should be built 
ot Brick or of Timber, & the votes being 
taken there appeared to be a large majority 
tor building of Timber. 

The congregation then proceeded to elect 
a committee to consist of three persons who 
should employ workmen, provide materials 
& superintend the said building — & it 
was agreed that if any of the Trustees 
were appointed to serve in the commit- 



tee their place in the Board of Trustees 
should be considered as vacant — & the 
votes being taken by poll there appeared a 
majority in favor of Moses Estey, Joseph 
Lewis & Daniel Phoenix, Jun. 

A motion was made for some general in- 
structions to be given the committee re- 
specting the size of the building, where it 
should stand, what it should be inclosed 
with, &c. The congregation declined giving 
any instructions at present but impowered 
the committee to appoint a meeting of the 
parish at some future time for that purpose 

— then adjourned. 

( To be continued. ) 



Treasury Department, 
Room 30., Fourth Audhor's Office. 
Washington. D. C, Feb. 19, 1880. 
Revd Rufus 5 Green : 

Dear Sir : Less than an h(jur ago, I 
received by mail from the hands of Rev'd 
J. C. Rankin, of Baskingridge, a copy of 
Vol. L, No. I of the Record. After a care- 
ful perusal of the number received I passed 
it over to Hon. Edwin Salter, who occupies 
the desk nearest mine for his inspection, 
thinking he might perhaps like to join me 
in the remittance as a subscriber, which he 
voluntarily proposed and at once suggested 
the names of two or three others in the 
Treasury Department whom he thought 
would like to join us. I also had a friend, 
the grandson of the Rev. Timothy Johnes, 
whose name heads your " List of Pastors." 
We called upon them at once and found 
them as anxious to subscribe as we our- 
selves were, and have the pleasure herewith 
to furnish a list of 5 subscribers with remit- 
tance of 50 cents each — in all $2.50 with ad- 
dress of each, and request that we be fur- 
nished with copies beginning with No. i, so 
that we may be able to preserve the full set 
for binding and better preservation. 

If a similar enterprise were undertaken in 
every county in the United States, the 
Record would become invaluable and 
save immense labor and correspondence 
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of Morris county and every one whose an- 
cestry dates bacK to the early days of New 
Jersey, ought and doubtless will subscribe 
and find it the best investment they have 
ever made of so small a sum of money. 
Very respectfully your Ob't Serv't, 
John J. Havden. 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Genekation to Come." — Psalms loj : iS. 



VOL. II. 



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NO. 1, 



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Harrisburg, Pen'n.. Oct. 7, 1880. 
Dear Sir : 

I am very desirous of asceriaining the 
names of the parents 01 Eleazer Lindsley, 
who was born, orobabiy at Morristown, 
Dec. 7, 1737, was Lieutenant-Colonel of Col. 
Oliver Spencer's regiment in the continen- 
tal service, and with all his family removed 
from Morris County in 790. He with his 
wife Mary (Miller) became a half-member of 
your church, as I earn in the Record Jan. 
25. 1761. 

The information is desired for genealogi- 
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Very lespectfuUy, 

Edward Herrick. 



FROM HARPER'S MONTHLY. FEBRU- 
ARY, I859. 

From Dr. Thacher's Journal Tind the Ntw 
Jersey Gazette, we learn that " the distin- 
guished gentleman, Don Juan de Miralles," 
visited the Short Hills on the 19th or 20th 
of April. 1780, and undoubtedly admired the 
magnificent prospect there spread out be- 
fore him. It was then, and it is now. a par- 
adisaical prospect, which, once seen, is not 
to be forgotten. When Baron Steuben, on 
the 24th of April, had arranged the grand 
review of his battalions to the delight of 
Washington. De la Luzerne and others, and 
that night, while the fire-works were flash- 
ing their beautiful eccentricities in tiie dark- 
ness, and the sounds of music and dancing 
were heard at O'Hara's. Don Juan de Mi- 
ralles was tossing with death-fever. Four 
days afterward he died, and on the 29th of 
April his funeral took place in a style never 
imitated or equalled in Morristown since. 
Dr. Thacher exhausLcd .ill his expletive 
words in expressing his admiration of the 
scene, and duubtless would have used more 
if they had been at hand. Hear hini : 

•• I accompanied Dr. Schuyler to head- 
quarters to attend the funeral of M. de 
Miralles. The deceased was a gentleman of 
high rank in Spain, and had been about one 
year a resident with oui Congress from the 
Spanish Court. The coi-pse was dressed in 
rich state and exposed to public view, as is 
customary in Europe. The coffin was most 
splendid and stately, lined throughout with 
fine cambric, and covered on the outside 
with rich black velvet, and ornamente.;! in a 
superb manner. The top of the coffin was 
removed to display the pomp and grandeur 
witli which the body was decorated. It was 
in a sj)lendid full dress, consisting in a scar- 
let suit, embroidered with rich gold lace. 



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a three-cornered gold-laced hat, a genteel- 
cued wig, white silk stockings, large dia- 
mond shoe and knee buckles, a profusion of 
diamond rings decorated the fingers, and 
from a superb gold watch set with diamonds 
several rich seals were suspended. His Ex- 
cellency General Washington, with several 
other general officers, and members of Con- 
gress attended the funeral solemnities and 
walked as chief mourners. The other offi- 
cers, of the army, and numerous respectable 
citizens, formed a splendid procession ex- 
tending about one mile. The pall-bearers 
were six field-officers, and the coffin was 
bf)rne on the shoulders of four officers of 
the artillery in full uniform. Minute guns 
were tired during the procession, which 
greatly increased the solemnity of the occa- 
sion. A Spanish priest performed the 
services at the grave in the Rijman Catho- 
lic form. The coffin was inclosed in a box 
of plank, and in all the profusion of pomp 
and grandeur was deposited in the silent 
grave, in the common hurrying ground near 
the church at Morristown. A guard is plac- 
ed at the grave lest our soldiers should be 
tempted to dig for hidden treasure." 

This pompous funeral, so pompously de- 
scribed, was quite in contrast with the fun- 
eral procession which the previous w-eck 
entered the same burying ground. The 
numerous friends and neighbors of Jacob 
Johnson made a long procession, but his 
oldest son, Mahlon, who still survives, re- 
members that there was only one vehicle 
on wheels at that funeral. Dr. Johnes and 
the physician led the procession on horse- 
back, and the only wagon present was used 
to convey the coffin to the graveyard. All 
the people, men. women and children, either 
rode on horseback or walked on foot. At 
the house the pastor drew heavenly conso- 
lation for the afflicted from the Word of 
God, and at the grave dismissed the people 
by thanking them for their kindness to the 
dead. And had Dr. Johnes officiated at the 
funeral of General Washington his services 
woul'i. have been just as simple and unos- 
tentatious. These two funerals make no 
uniniercsting features in the social life of 
Morristown when Washington spent his 
last winter there. 



1st 


Uist 


2d 




3d 




4th 




1st 


Dist 


2d 


" 



( Coil tiiined from page 91.) 

REPRESENTATIVES OF MORRIS COUNTY 

IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE. 
Sist Legislature, 1857, Jan. 13. 
Senate, Andrew B. Cobb. 
Assembly. Benj. M. Felch, 
Richard Speer, 
William A. Carr, 
Daniel Budd. 
82d Legislature. 1858, Jan. 12. 
Senate, Andrew B. Cobb. 
Assembly, Benj. M. Felch, 
Richard Speer, 
Lyman A. Chandler, 3d 
John Naughright. 4th •• 
83d Legislature, 1859, Jan. 11. 
Senate, Andrew B. Cobb. 
Assembly. A. H. Stansburough.istDist. 
James H. Ball, 2d " 

Lyman A. Chandler. 3d " 
John Naughright. 4th " 
84th Legislature, i860, Jan. lo. 
Senate, Daniel Budd. 
Assembly, Eugene Ayers, 
James H. Ball, 
Nelson H. Drake, 
Nathan Horton. 
85th Legislature, 1861, Jan. 8. 
Senate, Daniel Budd. 
Assembly, William W Beach, 
John Hill, 
Nelson H. Drake, 
Nathan Horton. 
In i860 the representation of the county 
was leduced to three members, and the 
county was redistricted. (P. L. 532-548.) 
ist Di.>trict, Chatham, Morris, Mendhain 

and Chester. 
2d District, Hanover, Pequannock and 

Rockaway. 
5d District, Randolph, Roxbury and Jeffer- 
son. 
^6th Legislatuie, 1862, Jan. 14. 
Senate, Daniel Budd. 
Assembly. Jacob Vanatta, 
John Hill, 
N.ilson H. Drake. 
87th Legislatuie, 1^63, Jan. 13. 
Senate, Lyman A. Chandle 
Assembly, Jactjb Vanatta, 

William J. V\'ood, 
Jesse Hoflmaii. 
88th Legislature, 1864, Jan. 12. 

Senate, Lvman A. Chandler. 
Assembly, Henry C. Sunders, ist Dist. 
jonn Bates, 2d 

Jesse Hoffman. 3d 



ist Dist. 

2d •■ 
3d •• 
4th '• 



1st Dist. 
2d '• 
3d •• 
4th 



ist Dist. 
2d •• 
3d •• 



1st 
2d 
3d 



Dist. 



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ist Disl. 
2d '• 
3fl " 



Sgth Leg;islature. t865, Jan. lo. 

Senate, Lyman A. Chandler. 
Assembly. Alfred M. Tre.idwell. i st Dist. 
John Bates. 2d 

Jesse Hoffman. 3d 

90th Legislature. 1866. Jan. 9. 
Senate, George T. Cobb. 
Assembly. James C. Yawger. ist Dist. 
John Hill. Speaker, 2d 
Ellas M. White. 3d " 

01 St Legislature, 1867. Jan. 8. 
Senate. George T. Cobb. 
Assembly, James C. Vawger 
Lewis Estler, 
Elias M. White. 
In 1867 (P. L. 51.4) the county was redis- 
tricted as follows : 

ist Dist.. Chatham. Hanover, Morris and 

Passaic. 
3d Dist.. Pequannoc. Kockaw^ay, Randolph 

and Jefferson. 
3d Dist., Roxbury, Washingt(jn 
and Mendhan). 
92d Legislature. 1868. Jan. 14. 
Senate. George T. Cobb. 
Asseirjbly, Daniel Coghlan. 
George Gage. 
Jesse M. Sharp. 
In 1868, (P. L. 1043) county again redis- 
tricted : 

1st Dist., Passaic, Chatham. Hanover, 

Morris and Mendham. 
2d Dist., Jefferson, Rockaway and Boon- 
ton. 
3d Dist., Roxbury. Washington-. Chester 
and Randolph. 
93d Legislature, 1869. Jan. 12. 
Senate, George T. Cobb. 
Assembly, Theo. W. Phoenix 
Columbus Beach, 
Jesse M. Sharp 



Chester 



1st Dist. 
2d " 
3d '• 



ist Dist. 
2d •• 
3d - 



94th Legislature, 1870, Jan. 10. 
Senate, George T. Cobb. 
Assembly, Theo. W. Phoenix, ist Dist. 
Columbus Beach, 2d 
Jesse M Sharp. 3d 

95th Legislature, 1871, Jan. 10. 
Senate, Columbus Beach. 
Assembly. Nathaniel Niles, ist Dist. 
Wm. B. Lefevre, 2d 
Aug. C. Canfieid. 3d " 
In 1871, (P. L. 47) County again redis- 
tricted : 

ist Dist., Chatham, Hanover, Montville 

and Morris. 
2d Dist.. Boonton, Pequannoc, Rockaway 

and Jefferson. 
3d Dist., Passaic, Mendham, Chester 
Washington. Roxbury and Ran- 
dolph. 



96th Legislature. 1872, Jan. 9. 
Senate, Aug. W. Cutler. 
Assembly, N. Niles, (Speaker.) ist Dist. 
Wm. B. Lefevre, 2d 
Aug. C. Canfieid. 3d 
97th Legislature, 1873, Jan. 14. 
Senate. Aug. W. Cutler. 
Assembly, William H. Howell, ist Dist. 
Jacob Z. Budd, 2d 

Aug. C. Canfieid. 3d 
98th Legislature, 1874, Jan. 13. 
Senate. Aug. W^. Cutler. 
Assembly, William H. Howell, 1st Dist. 
Jacob Z. Budd, 2d 

Elias M. Skellenger.3d 
99th Legislature. 1875, Jan. 12. 
Senate, John Hill. 
Assembly, J. C. Voungbluod. ist Dist. 
Edmund D. Halsey, 2d 
Elias M. Skellenger.3d 
looth Legislature, 1876, Jan. 10. 
Senate, John Hill. 
Assembly, J. C. Youngblood. 1st Dist. 
Edmund D. Halsey, 2d 
Elias M. Skellenger. 3d 
loist Legislature. 1877, Jan. 9. 
Senate, John Hill. 
.-\ssembly, A. C. VanDuyne, 
C. O. Cooper. 
C. P. Garrabrant, 
io2d Legislature, 1878. Jan. 8. 
Senate, Aug. C. Canfieid. 
Assembly, Francis J. Doremus.ist Dist. 
C. O. Cooper. , \ " 

Joshua S. Salmon. ( " 

C. P. Garrabrant. 3d 
In 1878. (P. L. 542), the County was redis- 
tricted as follows : 

ist Dist. .Chatham, Passaic. Morris. Mend- 
ham and Chester. 
2d Dist., Boonton, Pequannoc, Rockaway. 

Montville and Hanover. 
;ii\ Dist., Washington, Mount Olive, Rox- 
bury, Randolph and Jefferson. 
103d Legislature, 1879, Jan. 14. 

Senate, Aug. C. Canfieid. 
Assembly, Charles F. Axtell, ist Dist. 
James H. Bruen, 2d 
H. W. Hunt. 3d " 

In 1879, (P. L. 36) the act redistricting the 
county passed in 1878 was repealed and the 
districts wcie left .is before th;it act was 
passed : 

104th Legislature, 1880, Jan. 12. 
Senate, Aug. C. Canfieid. 
Assembly, Charles F. Axtell, 
James H. Bruen, 
HoUowayW. Hunt. 3d 
xo5th Legislature, 1881, Jan. 12. 

Senate, James C. Youngblood. 

Assembly, Wm. C. Johnson, ist 

John F. Post, 2d 

Oscar Litidsley. 3d 



ist Dist. 
2d '• 
3d •• 



ist Dist. 
2d " 



Dist. 



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( Co7itinued from page 92. ) 

MEMBERS. 

[The third column on this p■^ge is the work of the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed.] 

Names. When Received. When Dismissed or Died. 



Jonathan Hathaway. 

James Brookfield, 

Mary Lindsly (Eliezer) . 

Ruth Serren (James) of Middletown 

Susannah Halbart, 

William Vergusen, 

Jonas Philips. 

John Allen, 

Frederick King. . 

Mary Southard. (Solomon) . 

Sarah Loree TSob) 

Ichabod Cooper, 

Abigail Prudden (John) 

Joseph Riggs, 

Catharine Tichenor, (Dan.) 

Phebe Arnold fStephen) 

George Phillips, 

Deborah Phillips (George) 

Phebe Phillips (Jonas), 

Sarah Tuthill (Doc. Sam'l). 

Rhoda Prudden (Peter) 

Daniel Carmichael, 

Miriam Wilkerson. 

Enos, Serv. of Elder Ezra Halsey, 

Mehitabel Smith (James), 

Sarah Crane (Jonathan) 

Hannah Norris (Peter) 

Phebe Condict (Zenas), 

Sarah Turner (Jarzel), 

Jonathan Raynor, 

Tripena Raynor, (Jonathan) . 

Phebe Budd (Doc. Bern), . 

Kezia Ball, 



April 27. 1766 Died Aug. 26, 1814 or Feb. 17, 1821. 
Feb. 27, 1777. aet. 35. 



July 4, 


" 


" Moved." 


Sept. 5. 


" 


Dec. 26, 1813, born March 12, 1735 


July 2, 


1767 


" Moved." 


July 5. 


" 


Nov. I, 1796, aet. 58. 


Aug. 25, 


1768 




Nov. 4, 


" 


" Moved away." 


May 4, 


1770 


Nov. 29, 1809, aet. 68. 


June 28. 


" 


July 17, 1805, aet. 54. 


Aug. 30, 


" 


" Moved away." 


Nov, 2, 


•• 


Jan. 8, 1776, aet. 40. 


May 3, 


1771 


" Moved." 


Aug. 29. 


" 


July 22, 1784, aet. 52. 



July 3, 1772 



Sept. 
Nov. 
July 

Sept. 
Oct. 

Nov. 
Dec. 



4. " 
I. 1773 

2, 
10, 

31. " 



Jan. 25, 1782, aet. 47. 
Aug. 2, 1819, aet. 91 
Nov. 12, 181 1, aet. 80. 
Apr. 10, 1818, aet. 87, 
Aug. 24, 1804, aet. 64, 

'• Moved." 

Sept. 29, 1778, aet. 27. 

Feb. 3 1787, aet. 63. 



Nov. 4, 1805, aet. 75. 



Aug. 24, 1774, aet. 27. 



"These yt. follow the ingatherings of yt. Divine harvest A. D.. 1774; 
drops of ye morning dew." 

May I, 1774 Aug. 31, 1788, aet. 38. 
July I, 



sweet 



Stephen Conklin, Junr., 

Jonathan Stiles, Junr., 

Jeduthan Day, . 

Samuel Seward 

Mabel Tuttle (Thomas), 

Lydia Seward. 

William Hamilton. 

Eunice Prudden, 

Deborah Carter, 

Hannah Condict, . 

HaDoah. wf. of Lieu Hathaway. 



Sept. I, 



Moved." 



Moved." 



Moved. 



(AtedOHtflMMli.) 



THE RECORD. 



1765. 
Jan. 4. 



27 



Feb. 10 

" 24 
March I 

" 31 
Apr. 14 



•" 21 

'• 28 

May 12. 
June 9. 

" 30- 
July 5. 



Aug, 18 

Sept. I 
'* 22 
" 29 



( Continued from page 93. ) 

BAPTISMS. 

Joshua Winget, adult. 

Garret Miller & wf., household ex- 
cept oldest son, Mary Elizabeth. 
Garret, Absolam, Phebe, Sarah. 

Joshua Ball on wf.'s account, ch. 
Joshua. 

Alexander Kermichael & wf., ch. 
David. 

Ebenezer Coe & wf., ch. Silas. 

Jacob Ford, Jun. & wf., ch. Gabriel. 

Benj. Woodruff &wf.. ch. Joseph. 

David Fairchild & wf., ch. Samuel. 
O.Daniel Cermichael & wf., ch. John 

born Jan. 23, 1763. 
. Joseph Stiles & wf., ch. Joseph. 

Sam'l AUwood & wf., ch. Mary. 

Benj. Lindsly & wf., ch. Hannah. 

Benj. Coe & wf., negro ch. Bath- 
sheba, born March 23, 1765. 

Paul Fervour & wf., ch. Paul. 

Increase Mather & wf.. ch. John. 

Jno. Easton on wf.'s account, ch. 
Susanna. 
. James Keen & wf., ch. Hannah. 

Cap. Dan. Tuttle on wf.'s account, 
ch. Catura. 

Henry Gardiner & wf., ch. Henry. 

Garret Miller & wf., ch. Samuel. 

Jeptha Byram & wf., ch. Eleazar. 

James Chadwick & wf.. ch. Han- 
nah. 

Joseph Person & wf., ch. Hepsiba. 

Jonathan Hathaway & wf., ch. 
Timothy. 

Onesimus Whitehead, adult. 

Jerusha Cade, adult. 

Robin Indian, adult, name Oba- 
diah. 

John Hathaway, ch. Sarah. 

Onesimus Whitehead & wf.. ch. 
Ezekiel, born May 7, 1765. 

Nat. Lhomedau & wf., ch. William. 

John Ayrs & wf., ch. Elisha. 

Abraham Campfield & wf., ch. 
Jacob. 
. John Laporte on wf.'s account, ch. 
Cornelus. 
Dan. Freeman & wf.. ch. John. 

Moses Prudden & wf.. ch. Abigail. 
Stephen Conkling & wf., ch. Abra- 
ham. 



Sept. 29 Eleazar Hathaway & wf., ch. Abi- 
gail. 
Oct. 13. Eliphalet Clark on wf.'s account, 

ch. Eliphalet. 
Nov. 17. Jonathan Wood & wf., ch. Jona- 
than Baldwin. 
" Joshua Gueving & wf., ch. Penina. 
" Seth Crowell, Junr. & wf., ch. Han- 
nah. 
" 21. Sol. Munson, Junr. & wf, ch. 
Josiah. 
Dec. I. Job Lorain & wf... ch. Charity. 
" Philip Lindsly &wf., ch. Jacob. 
" 12. Gil. Ludlam & wf., ch. Daniel. 
" 22. Timo. Day & wf., Israel. 
1766. 
Jun. 19. Doer. Sam'l Tuthill & wf.. ch. 
Mary. 
" Peter Norris on his ace. ch. Han- 
nah. 
Feb. 2. Wilby Clark & wf., ch. Sarah. 
8. Jarzel Turner & wf., ch. Naomi. 
" 23. Frederick King & wf., ch. Henry. 
Mar. 10. Jabish Bears & wf., ch. Elizabeth. 
" Nathaniel Cundict & wf.,ch. David. 
" Zenas Cundict & wf., ch. David. 
" 23. Jabez Campfield & wf., ch .William. 
" Peter Prudden & wf., ch. Rhoda. 
Apr. 6. Christopher Wood & wf., ch. Free- 
man, born Sept. 18, 1765. 
" Moses Johnson & wf., ch. Hannah. 
" John Mitchel & wf., ch. Sarah, born 
Jan. 4, 1766. 
" 13. Robard Hinds & wf., ch. Mary. 
" Robard McKalvey on wf.'s account, 
ch. Rebeccah. 
" 20. Ichabod Carmichael & wf.. ch. Mary. 
" Stephen Norris & wf., ch. Rebecca, 

born March 15, 1766. 
" Robart Arnold & wf., ch. David, 

born March 18, 1766. 
" John Redman & wf., ch. Joseph. 
May 18. Moses Munson & wf., ch. Eunice. 

" Sol. Southard on wf.'s accouut, ch. 

Rhoda. 
" Jedidiah Mills & wf., ch. Elizabeth. 
June 15. Gilbard Allen & wf., ch. Elizabeth. 
" " Samuel Mills & wf., ch. Phebe. 

" Zophar Gildersleeve on wf.'s ac- 
count, ch. Patience. 
*' •' Stephen Hedges & wf., ch. John. , 
" James Chadwick on wf. s account, 
ch. Rhoda. 



THE RECORD. 



1785. 
[an. II. 
" 12. 
" 13. 



•* 


23- 


Feb. 


'3- 


•• 


U- 


■■ 


9- 


•• 


24. 


Mar. 


6. 


Apr. 


7- 


May 


26. 


June 


8. 


Oct. 


23- 



25- 





i/- 


Dec. 


14- 


1786. 


Jan. 


'9- 


Feb. 


16. 


Mar 


26. 


Apr. 


4- 


'■ 


12. 


'• 


'3- 


* 


20. 


- 


23- 


" 


25- 



May 9. 

" 16. 
Junei6. 
Aug. 3. 

" «5- 
Sep. 24. 

Oct. 31. 
Nov. 21. 

Dec. 24. 



( Cotitinued from page 94.) 

MARRIAGES. 

John Howell & Phebe F.irrand. 

David Lindsly& Tapena Pierson. 

Doer. Timothy Johnes & Abigail 
Inline, daughter of Mr. John 
Blanchard. 

John Prudden & Mary \'aiiCort. 

Nathaniel Tingly & Sarah More. 

Israel Lum & Patience I'ierson. 

William Johnes & Anne Brewster, 
ceremonj"^ by Rev. Mr. Roe. 

John Oliver & Sarah Prudden. 

William Stevenson & Lucy Mitchel. 

Johnathan Lindsly & Jemima Stiles. 

Henr}' Huffman & Lidia Parker. 

Henry Willm. DeSaussure Si Eliza- 
beth Ford. 

Benjn. Halsey. Esq. ^t Widow 
Sarah Lindsly. 

John Hayward & Widow Lydia 
S'hipman, both of Rockaway. 

Abraham Genung & Hannah John- 
son. 

[ohn Parriot & Salomy (ioble. 

Cornelius Loce & Anna Hill. 

Isaac Lindsly & Phebe Condict. 

Ezekiel Howell & Susannah Hill. 

Joseph Lindsly & Phebe Rogers. 

Cornelius Bald & Sarah Budd. 

James Rogers & Massey Johnson. 

Benjamin Marsh & Eunice Easton. 

William Courtney & Mary Cham- 
berlain. 

John Sprout & Mary Cermichael. 

Rev. Alexander Miller & fi)lizabeth 
Ayres.. 

Benjamin Laiuson <S Thankful 
Hathaway. 

James Morrison & Sary Primrose. 

John Devens & Eunice Won(j. wid. 

James Cook & Ruth Pierson. 

John Allerton & Rhoda Carter. 

Loaumi Casterling & Sharl(;tte 
Fairchild. 

Jacob Canfield & Eunice Munson. 

Amos Ward & Susanna Easton. 

Bethuel Pierson & Anne Ogden. 

John Cummins & Mary Crane, 
widow. 



1787. 


Jan. 


I. 




3- 


" 


8. 


Feb. 


7- 


'* 


'3- 


-. 


22. 


Mar. 


2. 


" 


12. 




14. 


** 


25- 


Apr. 


10. 


•• 


15- 


•* 


26. 


May 


24. 


July 


5- 


•• 


18. 



" 22. 
•• 29. 

Oct. i8. 

Nov. 8. 

1788. 
Jan. 3. 

" '3- 



•' 


16. 


Feb. 


27. 

31- 

7- 


" 


23- 


Mar. 

Apr. 


3- 
36. 
10. 


" 


20. 


May 


14. 
15- 


•• 


18. 


June 


I. 


July 


28. 


Aug.31. 
Sept.29. 



Samuel Hill & Susanfia Lyon. 

Anthony Squire & Sarah Mills. 

Joseph Woodman & Anne Larkins. 

William Burnet & tlannah Lindsly 

Benjamin Hathaway & Phebe Bald- 
win. 

Joseph Still & Martha Gardner. 

Jacob Conger & Phebe Johnson. 

Francis Phillips & Mary Briant. 

Peter Fairchild & Savia Squire. 

Moses Johnson. Jun. & Hulda 
Kenny. 

John Sheppard & Sibbel Gardiner. 

Nathaniel Heady & Phebe Carmen. 

David Halsey & Phebe Fairchild. 

John Dorcey & Phebe Johnes, my 
Grand-daughter. 

Zena Mills & Phebe Headly. 

Stephen Bunnel & Susanna Pier- 
son. 

William Maniken & Catharine Tar- 
ney. 

John House & Joanna Prudden. 

Jacob Lindsly & Abigail Prudden. 

Alexander Kirkpatrick & Sarah 
Mitchel. 

Michael Mountz & Margaret Den- 
men. 

Joseph Godden & Eunice Fair- 
child. 

Steven Lindsly & Hannah Crowell. 

Isaac Drake & Phebe Mills. 

■ Zenas Lindsly & Rachel Ogden. 

Abraham Core & Jane Guierin. 

Zebedee Jones. Esq. & Abigail Cur- 
rey. 

Josiah Munson & Ruth Hathaway. 

John Lyon & Jemima Smith. 

Ichabod Genung & Mary Pierson. 

Jonathan Watkins & Susanna Lari- 
son. 

Gabriel Pierson & Ruth Ward. 

Daniel Stiles & Elizabeth Brook- 
field. 

Coon rah Esler & Sarah Cams. 
Will. Hardy, free negro, & Hannah, 
Jon. t)ickerson's wench. 

George Foster Tenney & Sarah 
Bayles. 

Silas Howell & Sarah Potter. 

Daniel Smith & Sarah Pierson. 
(Jo be eontinuid.) 



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( Co>Uinu«d from page 95. J j 

I 

BILL OF MORTALITY. | 

1-781. 

Jan. — Andrew Wade, aet 41, consump- 
tion. 
•■ 29. Williaui, son of William Cherry, 

aet. 2. convuision-fits. 
" 31. Widow of Samuel Baldwin, aet. 64. 
" Caroline, wife of Michael Mounts, 
aet. 26, consumption. 
Feb. 27. Wife of Charles Allen, aet. 90, old 
ago. 
•• ^ •• Letitia. wife uf Amariah Sutten, 
aet. 47. 
•' Wife of Enos Limas. black woman. 
Mar. 8. Ezekiel Gildersleves, aet. a8, con- 
sumption. 
•• 11. Huldah, daughter of John Mills, 

ael. I, worms. 
•' 12. John Primrose, aet. 46, atrophy. 
Apr. — A child of Ralph Bridge. 

•• — Sarah, daughter of Henry Dow 
Trip, aet. 10, tapeworm, 
May 4. A child of Capt. Joseph Beach. 
•' 27. Mary, wife of Samuel Morrison, ael. 

26, child-bed. 
•• — A child of Samuel Morrison. 
June 24. Mary, wife of Joseph Williams, aet. 

39, consumption. 
July >o. A child of Capt. John Lindsley. 
'• 21. David, son of Daniel Smith, aet. 2, 
scald. 
Aug.Ji. Letitia, wife of Benjamin Bayies.* 
aet. 78, consumption. "^ 

Sept. 1 3. Charles Allen, aet. 106, old-age. 
•' 17. Joanna, wife of Jonathan Stiles, 
Esq., aet. 53, fever. 
•' Abigail, daughter of Ezekiel Day. 
aet. 9, worms. 
'• 18. Phceb(. daughter of Joseph Tuttle, 
aet. I. 
Asher Fairchild, aet. 32, quinsey. 
Child uf George Phillips. 
Samuel, son ol Nathan Reeve, aet, 

2, intermittent fever. 
Asa, son of Uzal Coe, aet. 6,worms. 
A child of Hubert Duburk, aet. 6, 
consumption. 
•• 23. Wife of Evan Bevan, aet. 24, fever. 
'• Elizabeth, wife of Capt. Jonas Sim- 
mons. 



•' 


21. 


" 


30 


Oct. 


1. 


.. 


8. 


•• 


9- 



1782. 

!jan. 13. Mrs. Robertson, of New York, aet. 

40, consumption. 
" 14. Child of Captain lacob Arnold, 

small pox . 
•' 18. S.imuel, son of William Cherry. 

consumption. 
'• 20. Ann Margaret, wife of Peter Hill,* 

aet. 52. putrid fever. 
'• 25. Deborah, wife of George Phillips,* 

aet. 47, small pox. 
" 28. Jiine, wife of Silas Goble.t aet. 30, 

consumption. 
'• 29. Betsey.daughter of George Phillips, 

aet. 20, small pox. 
" 30. Mary, widow of Joseph Howard,* 

aet. 79. consumption. 
Feb. I, Elizabeth, widow of Henry Wick, 

jun., aet. 36, consumption. 
8. Jonathan, son of Simeon Broad- 
well, aet. 3, small pox. 
'• 15. Bethiah, daughter of Abijah Cutler, 

aet. 3, small pox. 
•' 22. S(m of Nathaniel Armstrong, aet. 

16, small pox. 
" Capt. .\gustine Bayles, aet. 46, ulcered 

leg. 

Mar. 4. A child of Thomas Kane. aet. 8 
scalrl. 

" u. A child of Amariah Casterline, 

•' 12. Shubal Trowbridge, t aet. 42, small 

pox. 
'■ 15. Widow of Francis Casterline, aet. 

65, fever. t 
" 20. .A black man, aet. 28, man-slaughter. 
•' 25. Gcrshom, son of Capt. Daniel 

Gard,t small pox. 
" 30. Nathaniel Peck,* aet. 39, fever. 
Apr. 10. Mary, daughter of Aaron Pierson, 

aet. I, quinsey. 
'• 11. Wile of George Badgley, aet. 53. 

small pox. 
" 24. Mary, wife of Joseph Gardner, aet. 

42, consumption. 
'* 27. Philip Price, aet. 70, small pox. 
" 30. A child of David Gardner, fits. 
May 1. Jonas GobIe,t aet. 37, small pox. 
" 6. John, a foreigner, aet. 50, sudden. 
". 10. John W. Smith, Esq., aet. 42. gout. 
•' 16. Thomas Pierson. aet. 45, found 

dead. 
•• 20. H.mnah, widow of Elijah Holloway, 

aet. 42, fever. 
( 7\> be e»fiUiru«d. ) 



I04 



THE RECORD. 



P.ir- 
pur- 



{Cont'm.uedfrom pa^e 96.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

Jan. 25. 1790. — At a meetingf of the 
ish on the 25th of Jan., 1790. for the 
pose of giving Rev. Mr. Collins a call to 
serve the congregation as an assistant to 
Rev. Dr. Johnes in the Ministry. . 

Voted, That Deacon Allen serve as Mod- 
erator; That Joseph Lewis serve as Clerk. 

Voted, Unanimously that the Rev. Mr. 
Collins be requested to serve the congrega- 
tion as an Assistant to the Rev. Dr. Johnes 
in the Ministry, and that he shall receive 
beside the use of the House and Parsonage 
and fire Wood a Salary of one hundred and 
thirty pounds for the first year and f)ne 
hundred and forty pounds for the second 
and one hundred and fifty pounds annually 
thereafter so long as he shall officiate in 
the said congregation. 

Voted, That the said Salary be raised as 
the Law directs State Taxes to be raised ex- 
cepting that three assistants or supervisors 
should be annually appointed by said parish 
whose duty it should be to make such abate- 
ments and alterations from the strict rules 
of Law as to them shall seem just and equit- 
able in consideration of the distance of rt-si- 
dence of some of the Parishioners from 
the place of worship, or for particular mis- 
fortune or embarrassment of circumstances. 
And voted that Silas Condict, Esq., Jona- 
than Stiles, Esq., and Jonathan Ford be ap- 
pointed for the above purpose for the first 
year. 

The Moderator presented a paper from the 
Rev. Dr. Johnes in the words following, 
viz : 

" Whereas, God in his Providence has 
been pleased to disenable me in a great 
measure for performing the duties incum- 
bent on a minister for so large a congrega- 
tion as the one now in my charge, and it 
appearing necessary for the accommodation 
and benefit of the congregation that some 
other person should be employed in the 
Ministry as an assistant or otherwise, and 
Providence at present apparently having 
opened a door for such supply, and it befng 
my desire that peace and harmony with which 
we have been so long been blessed should 
continue, and least it should appear burden- 
some to my people to support more than 



one Minister, I do freely relinquish the obli- 
gation now subsisting between my people 
and myself from the time that another 
minister shall be settled here and his salary 
commence. Notwithstanding this nisigna- 
tion I am content to assist in the^ sacred 
work of the ministry so far as God shall 
enable me, and it shall be acceptable to the 
people, and shall entirely submit to the dis- 
cretion and generosity of my people to make 
me such compensation for the same as to 
them shall seem meet." 

Voted, That an address containing the 
thanks of the Society be presented him in 
the words following, viz : 

The congregation sensible of the long and 
faithful services which the Rev. Dr. Johnes 
has rendered this congregation by his care 
and prudence as a minister and the blessings 
they have been favoured with by means of 
his administration. Voted, That the thanks 
of the congregation be presented to the Dr. 
for such his services and for the friendly 
and benevolent manner in which he hath 
been pleased to relinquish the obligation 
subsisting between him and his people and 
for his kind offer of future assistance — and 
that Silas Condict, Esq., and Deacon Allen 
wait on him and inform him of this Vote. 
That the members of the congregation now 
present will endeavor that a generous com- 
pensation shall be annually contributed so 
long as his assistance and direction shall by 
a kind providence be continued. 

Voted, That the same persons wait on 
Rev. Mr. Collins, inform him of the deter- 
mination of the congregation and request 
his answer. 

Voted, That the Trustees hire a house 

for Rev. Mr. Collins, and that the same be 

levied on the people in the same tax with 

the salary. 

( To be continued. ) 

Erratum — Page 86, fourth line from bot- 
tom of page, omit " Miller " and read 
" Phebe Freeman (Zophar.") 



The list of members in this number begins 
with Jonathan Hathaway. One Jonathan 
Hathaway died Aug. 26, 18 14, aet. 76 years, 
7 mos. and 7 days ; another of the same 
name died F"eb. 17, 1821, no age being given. 

IVAo can tell which was the church member .' 




FIRST PRESBYTERlA^Sr CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



FEBRUARY, 1881. 



NO. 2. 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terms, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Vol. I. complete, 75 cents. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

With the present number of The Record 
the list of Dr. Johnes' marriages — 947 in all- 
is completed. It is now put beyond liability of 
destruction, and made forever accessible for 
genealogical and other purposes. For a few 
months we shall discontinue the list until 
the others have reached it in point of time. 



HISTORICAL SERMON, 
No. I. 

BY THE 

REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D.. 
Pastor of the Church, 
1855-1865. 
Preached Thank.sgiving Day, ji 



Walk about Zion and go round about her • 
tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her 
bulwarks, consider her palaces ; that ye 
may tell it to the generations following. 
— Psalm xlviii. : 12-13. 



{^Printed ■with the approval of Session.] 

tants of a place, rich in moral influence and 
a noble religious ancestry, we have much to 
foster gratitude and induce us to be con- 
formed to divine precepts that we may 
shew forth the praise of our God. With 
hearts touched with the varied marks of 
divine beneficence the past year in continu- 
ing national and civil rights, and in causing 
the earth to yield her richest stores we turn 
to consider our own past as a church, that 
we may adore that superintending Provi- 
dence, that has preserved and enlarged 
her, that has been with her in trials, and 
that has made her the nursery for heaven 
and for many churches in this and other 
communities. Let us like the grateful He- 
brew walk about our Zion, go around about 
her and tell the towers thereof. Mark well 
her bulwarks, consider her palaces that we 
may tell it to the generation following. 

Long before this region became instinct 
with a civilized and religious life it was the 
hunting ground of the Indians and the home 
of the wild beast. * When these wholly dis- 
appeared is as difficult to tell as when the 
white man first reared his cabin and where. 
Upward the tide of civilization rolled from 
Long Island, Elizabeth Town, Newark, un- 
til it reached thts section in the early part 
of last century. Prior to this, Hanover, 
then called Whippany, and embracing the 
territor)'' now included in the townships of 
Morris. Chatham and Hanover was settled. 



-,. , . J , ., ,, r ' In 1685, says the author of the Historical 

We appear here to-day at the call of our i ^ ,, /• r xt t , . .i 

^ ... „T ... ,, I Collections of New Jersey, but on the re- 

cords of the church book of Hanover we 
have the following entry by Rev. Jacob 
Green, its third pastor settled 1746. '•About 
the )^ear 17 10, a few friends removed from 
Newark and Elizabeth Town and settled on 



Governor as citizens. We come at the call 
of Jehovah as subjects and enter the church 
as Christians to give thanks for past bles- 
sings and present enjoyments. As mem- 
bers of a great confederacy we have much to 
awaken and perpetuate gratitude. As citi- 
zens of this State, in her laws, government 
and judiciary, we have much to establish 
confidence, and banish fears. As inhabi- 



*'The Wliippanongs from whom the river received its name, 
now called Whippany. All ktnd.s of game were abundant in 
Morris County. Geese, wild duck, pigeons, etc., were partic- 
ularly abundant ajong the streams ; bears, wolves, panthers, 
wild cats, etc., werl also numerous and destructive. 



io6 



THE RECORD. 



the West side of Passaic River in that 
wftich is now Morris Count3\" 

This region then called West Hanover, 
was surveyed in 171510 a number of pro- 
prietors, and the land on which Morristown 
is built surveyed in the same year to 
Joseph Helby, Thomas Stephenson and 
John Keys, Keys having 2,000 acres and 
the others 1,250 each. The land now occu- 
pied by the park and church belonged to 
the claim of Keys ; that of Helby ran from 
George W. Johnes' toward Speedwell and 
southwest to the residence of Mr. Lovell, 
whilst Stephens' included the farms now 
owned by Revere, Cooper, etc. These tracts 
of the first purchasers were not settled by 
them but were divided and subdivided by 
smaller purchasers until the thrifty farmer 
and the hardy mechanic were prosecuting 
their appropriate vocations on the desig- 
nated and adjoining lands. 

When, where and by whom the first house 
was reared in Morristown, tradition is silent. 
It was no doubt soon after the first survey, 
and was near to the stream of water which 
still flows in its accustomed channel. There 
the grist mill, the saw mill and the forge 
were erected ; the two former of vast impor- 
tance to the wants of a young colony ; the 
latter, owing to the peculiar state of the iron 
trade in England at that time and the grow- 
ing necessities of this country, called forth 
throughout a certain section of the country 
the resources and capital of many so that 
this region was known for a long time as the 
"Old Forges," the ore being brought on 
horseback from the mines and when con- 
verted into iron carried in the same way 
to market at Newark and f^lizabeth Town. 
Gen. Washington in 1777 remonstrates 
against the exemption of men engaged in 
iron manufactories from military duty, ex- 
cept those establishments employed for the 
public. He says that there are in Morris 
County alone between 80 and 100 iron 
works, large and small. — Sparks V, 4, p. 397. 

Whilst the improvement of their temporal 
condition was no doubt a leading motive of 
the early pioneers to this region, religion 
was not sacrificed but had a controlling 
voice in their movements. It was the re- 
ligious element that led the New England- 
ersand the Scotch and Irish to this prov- 
ince, whose fundamental condition guar- 



anteed the largest liberty of conscience to 
all settlers ; it was here that many came to 
be freed from spiritual despotism which 
galled them at home, and to certain locali- 
ties some repaired to test their favorite 
schema of a pure church and a godly gov- 
ernment in which power was to be exercised 
only b}f those who were members of the 
church, and where everything in active an- 
tagonism with this principle was to be le- 
moved. On this basis Newark and a ftw 
other towns were founded. Those who 
came into this region from older settlements 
where religion was deemed vital to the best 
interests of the people brought with them 
the sacred love of liberty and of truth, and 
the highest regard for religious institutions 
which was operative here as elsewhere, in 
honoring the Sabbath and the sanctuary 
and in regulating social and domestic life. 

Almost in immediate connection with the 
original survey of Morristown, one John 
Richards, of Whippany, school-master, in 
the year 1718, in consideration of the love 
and affection he had for his Christian friends 
and neighbors gave 3J acres " for a meeting 
house, school house, burying-yard and 
training field," on part of which a church 
building was immediately reared and which 
forms to-day the burying-ground of Whip- 
pany. This place of worship was attended 
fov many years by the inhabitants of Mor- 
ristown, Madison, Parsippany, Hanover and 
Chatham. This was the first organized 
church in the county and constitutes what is 
now called the Hanover church, to whom 
the Rev. John M. Johnson, a son of this 
church, ministers. Its first pastor was the 
Rev. Nathaniel Hubbell. who supplied this 
congregation in connection with one at 
Westfield though residing in Hanover. The 
second pastor was the Rev. John Nutman, 
ordained and settled in 1730 by the Phila- 
delphia Presbytery. 

The first we hear of him is in the synod 
of Philadelphia in 1733, seeking relief from 
two grievances, and both occasioned by the 
acts of the people of West Hanover or Mor- 
ristown. Soon after his installation a ques- 
tion was mooted by this section of the con- 
gregation about organizing a separate so- 
ciet}' which was strenuously opposed by the 
Eastern portion. To quiet matters a resort 
was had to the casting of lots, which re- 



THE RECORD. 



107 



suited against the proposed division. This 
w:iy of determining the case was opposed by 
this branch of the congregation so that they 
would not submit to the decision. (For their 
action in this matter, though they gained 
their point, yet the church when organized 
called them to account. The record is us fol- 
low'S : A public confession at the settlement 
of this church for a transgression relating 
to a lot cast with reference to the settling a 
house for public worship between Hanover 
and this town ; the persons that confessed 
aro Joseph Coe, John Lindslev. Joseph 
Prudden, Matthew Lum, Uriah Cutler, 
Stephen Freeman, Peter Condit. Jacob 
Ford, Joseph Howard, Benj. Bailey, Philip 
Condit, &c.) The whole afifair was carried 
up to Synod in 1733 who strongly disap- 
proved of the casting of lots, and resolved 
that in their present circumstances of pov- 
erty and weakness it might be very advisa- 
ble for the people of West Hanover, at least 
for some time, to join themselves with the 
congregations of East Hanover and Bask- 
ingridge as may be most convenient, until 
they as well as the said neighboring con- 
gregations be more able to subsist of 
themselves separately. Yet if reunion was 
impracticable " the S5''nod judge that the 
people of West Hanover be left to their lib- 
erty to erect themselves into a separate con- 
gregation." No doubt knowing the temper 
and state of feeling in this part of his field 
of labor this deliverance of Synod was in no 
way satisfactory to Mr. Nutman, for at the 
same session .of the body he asked for a dis- 
mission from his Presbytery, if this action 
was enforced of forming a separate congrega- 
tion, whereupon the S3'^nod earnestly recom- 
mended the Presbytery of East New Jersey 
to travail with the people of West Hanover 
to effect a reconciliation, and if this was im- 
possible then to dismiss Mr. Nutman upon 
his applicatic)n. The next year the matter 
again came before the Synod in the reading of 
the minutes when the use of lots was con- 
demned, and yet say the)' "we are afraid 
that much sin has been committed b)' many 
if not all that people in their profane disre- 
gard of said lot, and therefore excite them to 
reflect upon their past practices in reference 
thereunto in order to their repentance." 

This implied censure in no way healed the 
breach. There bad been too much said arid 



done, on both sides again to work in con- 
cert; so that, independent of the counsel- 
lings of Synod, this branch of the congre- 
gation made application to that body on 
the following year for the ordination of one 
who had recently come among them. The 
Synod referred the matter to the^ Presby- 
tery of Philadelphia. In May. 1736, the 
people pressed the l^resbytery to proceed in 
the ordination of Mr. Cleverly, when they 
directed the congregation to appoint a day 
and give them due notice that they might 
attend properly to the business. For some 
cause no day was designated. So that the 
Presbytery in August, 1737, met here but 
found opposition on the part of some of the 
people to *his settlement ; in virtue of this 
state of things they urged him to seek an- 
other field of labor and wrote to the rector 
of Yale College to send a candidate, giving 
as a reason that " they knew no other way 
to supply them." This advice was not 
taken as he remained in Morristown till his 
death in December, in 1776. He never 
married. His small property became nearly 
exhausted toward the close of life and re- 
duced him to hardships. (The church was 
most likely, supplied bj'^ him till the settle- 
ment of Mr. Johnes.) 

The Synod in 1738, finding the difficulties 
still existing and anxious to bring the case 
to a final issue, appointed a large commit- 
tee which met on the 20th of July, at Hano- 
\-er. The members present were Andrews, of 
Philadelphia, Gilbert Tennent.of New Bruns- 
wick, William Tennent, of Freehold, John 
Cross, of Baskingridge, Crowell, of Trenton, 
and Treat, of Abington. An opening sermon 
was preached by Gilbert Tennent from 
Ezek. xi : 19. " I will give them one heart." 
The Eastern part were still anxious for a 
union ifit could be had on reasonable terms ; 
to this the Western portion were however 
averse and represented according to truth 
that they were much increased in number, 
being nearly one-half abler than they were, 
and the committee finding that they both 
were better able to support the Gospel, 
unanimously concluded that there should 
be two separate societies, and that no further 
attempts should be made to merge them 
into one, and in this decision all parties ex- 
pressed their entire satisfaction. 
( To be (iontiffted.'} 



io8 



THE RECORD. 



( Continved from paye 100. ) 

MEMBERS. 

[The third column on this page is the work of the Rf.cord. Information which will 
lead lo the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed.] 

IVhen Received. 
Sept. I, 1774. Oct. 



Names. 
Catharine Beers CJabish), 
Phebe Cooper, 
ferusha Wood (Jonathan), 
Philip Condict, Junr., 
Silas Howell, 
Hannah Howell fSilas), 
David Hoppen. 
Joseph Pierson, Junr., 
Ephraim Youngs, . 
James Youngs, 
William Johnes, . 
Deborah Wright (Gabriel;, . 
Susan Guiering (Joshua), 
Joanna Prudden, 
Sarah Lum, 
Mary Johnson, 
Deborah Wines, . 
Sarah Keen, 
Eunice Raynor, 
Susanna Burwell, 
Seth Crowell, 
Joanna Crowell (Seth.) 
David Garrigas, . 
Ephraim Lindsley, 
Martha Munson (Moses), 
Rachel Gwinnup (John) 
Deliverance Youngs, 
Laban Ward, . 
Hannah Ward (Labanj, . 
Isaac Morris, . 
Ezekiel Crane, 
Daniel Beers, . 
Azuba Beers (Daniel), 
Widow Sarah Kent, . 
Mary King (Frederick), . 
Phebe Youngs (Ephraim), 
Phebe Riggs, 

Bloom, serv. of Peter Prudden, 
Barnabus Evens, . 
Jesie Smith, 
Eunice Smith (Jesse). 
Matthew Ball, . 
Hannah Lyon (Ephraim), 
Mary Hedges (Elias), 
Rachael Prudden, (da. of Benj.; 
William Wick. 
Sally Stiles, (Jonathan;, 



When Dismissed or Died. 
19, 1 801, aet. 77. 



Nov. 



Dec. 27, 



April 23, 1803, aet. 75. 

Suspended. 

April 26, 1785, aet. 36. 

•' Moved.'' 

Jan. 27, 1794, aet. 44. 
Sept. 20, 1783, aet. 28. 
Dec. 8, 1836, aet. 83. 

Nov. 3, 1820, aet. 82. 

July 10, 1809, aet. 64. 
" Moved." 



Moved. 



" Moved." 

March 26, 1824, aet. 71. 

" Moved." 

" Moved." 



March 2, 1775. 



•' 


" 




" Moved." 


" 


" 




April 21. 1790, aet. 37. 
'• Moved." 


■• 


" 




June 3, 1786, aet. 34. 
" Moved." 


May 


4. 


•< 


April 2, 1802, aet. 72. 
" Moved." 


Aug. 


31. 


^^ 


" Moved." 


July 


4. 


1776. 


" Moved." 


Nov. 3, 
July 20, 1777. 
(fb&edoMMfMMd) 


[4, 1802, aet. 70 
(Later wf of Wm. Woodbridge.) Feb- 



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109 



1766. 
June 22. 

•' 29. 



July 20, 

" 26. 

Aug. 3. 
'• 8. 

" 10. 
'• 17. 

" 31- 
Sept. 14 

" 21. 
•' 27. 

Oct. 6. 
Nov. 5. 



'■ 23. 

1767. 

Jan. 2 



" 18. 
Feb. I. 

8. 



( Centlnued from page 101.) 

BAPTISMS. 

Zenas Condict, ch. Ebenezer. 

Cap. Dan. Tuttle on wf's accompt., 
ch. David. 

David Gauden & wf., ch. Joseph. 

Absolam Beegle 011 wf's accompt., 
ch. Daniel McFeran. 

Jedidiah Gregory & wf., ch. Seth. 

Phiip Hathaway & wf., chn. Jona- 
than, Rhoda & Catharine. 

Joseph Youngs on wf's accompt., 2 
negro chn. Robert & Ned. 

Sam Alwood & wf., sick child bap. 
at ye house — Joseph. 

Ben. Hathaway, Lieut. & wf., ch. 
Benjamin. 

Cap. Ben. Halsey & wf., negro ch. 
Cato. ^ 

John Cole & wf., ch. Lydia. 

Boys Prudden & wf., ch. Sarah. 

Will Halbard, ch. Jotham. 

Ebenezar Cundict & wf., ch. Silas. 

John Lose on wf's accompt. ch. 
John. 

Lieu. John Lindsly & wf., ch. Silas. 

Moses Lindsly & wf., ch. Phebe. 

Cap. Timothy Mills & wf., ch. Zenas. 

Sam'l Ward on wf's accompt., ch 
Elizabeth, bo n April 13, 1766. 

Benj. Pool & wf., ch. Zuba. 

Croel Wilkerson on his own ac- 
count., ch. Anne, 

Benoni Hathaway & wf., adult, 
name Ruth & ch. Mary. 

Daniel Carmichael & wf., ch. bap. by 
Mr. Peppard as he saith, born 
Aug. 6, 1766 — Ebenezar. 

Elijah Pierson & wf., ch. Phebe. 

James Miller & wf., ch. Mary. 

Ebenezar Stiles & wf., ch. Jemima. 

Jacob Frazey & wf., ch. Henry. 

Isaac Pierson & wf., ch. Cyrus. 

Phineas Fairchild & wf., ch. Ester, 
born Nov. 20, 1766. 

John Mintonye & wf., ch. John. 

Seth Crowel & wf., ch. Rhoda. 

Stephen Beach on wf's accompt., 
ch. Peter. 

Caleb Munson & wf., ch. Abigail. 

James Brookfield & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Dec. 4, 1766. 



Mar. 8. John Hathaway & wf., ch. Phebe. 
" 15. John Pierson on own account, ch. 
Catharine. 
'• David Ogden on wf's accompt., ch. 
Ester. 
Apr. 5. Onesimus Whitehead & wf., ch. 
Silas, born Jan. 30, 1766. 
" 26. Thomas Miller & wf., ch. Oliver. 
" David Fairchild & wf., ch. David. 
" Ebenezar Coe & wf., ch. Damoras. 
May 10. Dan. Tichenor & wf., ch. Phebe. 

" Nathaniel Peck «& wf., ch. Hannah. 
'• 24. Solomon Munson & wf., ch. Gabriel. 
" Benj. Pierson & wf., ch. Lydia. 
June 7. Daniel Morris, Jun. & wf.. ch. 
Stephen. 
" Zophar Gildersleeve & wf., ch. 
Zophar. 
" 13. Nathan Price & wf., ch. John. 
" Joseph Condict & wf., ch. Usual. 
•• Jonathan .Hathaway & wf., ch. 
Thankful. 
'■ 21. Abraham Canfidld & wf., ch. Abra- 
ham. 
• 28. Job Lore & wf., ch Jemima. 
July 2. John Allen, adult. 
" 19. Moses Prudden & wf., ch. Ruth. 
" 26. Peter Dickenson & wf., ch. Ruth. 
Aug. 2. Eleazer Lindsly & wf., ch. Anne. 

" Eleazer Hathaway & wf., ch. Elea- 
zer. 
'• 16. Moses Prudden & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth. 
•' Jabish Cundict & wf., ch. Mary. 
" Daniel Bishop & wf., ch. Mar5^ 
" 23. Ebenezar Stites & wf., ch. Ebene- 
zar. 
'• 30. Samuel Allwood & wf., ch. Samuel, 
" Benjamin Coe & wf., ch. Titus. 
Sep. 6. Solomon Brown & wf., ch. Solo- 
mon. 
" Ezek. Day & wf., ch. Phebe. 
" Abel Lyon on wf's accompt., ch. 
Joseph. 
" 20. Philip Lindsly & wf., ch. Abraham. 
" 27. John Redman & wf., ch. Joseph. 
Oct. 4. Levi Lindsly & wf., ch. Levi. 

'• Frederick King & wf., ch. Sarah. 
" Dan. Tnttle on wf's accompt., ch. 

Usual. 
6. John Burrel on wf's accompt., ch, 
Theodocia. 

(To be conttmted. ) 



THE RECORD. 



178S. 
Oct. 2. 

Nov. 3. 

Dec. 3. 

1789. 

Feb. 4. 



■' 14- 
April 2. 

" 5- 
Juneis. 

July 8. 

Sept. 22, 
" 23. 

Oct. 4. 



" 15- 

" 18. 

Nov. 10. 

Dec. 8. 

" 10. 
•' 24. 

Dec.3 1 . 

1790. 
Jan. ID. 
Feb. — 

" 25. 
Mar. 4. 



10. 
18. 



{Continited from page 103.') 

MARRIAGES. 

Jacob Marsh & Jane Tichenor. 
Samuel Ludlam & Sarah Serren. 
Thaddeus Norris & Marj-^ Bishop. 
George Pierson & Anne Marsh. 

David Coit. (N. Yorkj, & Sarah 
Ogden. 

Joshua Stenback, (N. York), & 
Mary Wilkerson. 

Jacob Brant & Comfort Johnson. 

John Halsey & Jemima Bridge. 

Abraham Conkling & Jemima 
Lindsley. 

Henry King & Sharlotte Morrel. 

Jacob Clayden & Mary Hambleton. 

Samuel Crowell & Anne Squire. 

Matthias Williams, of Oiange Dal3. 
& Anne Fairchild. 

Isaac Hathaway & Mary Kirk- 
patrick. 

Stout Benjamin iS: Hannah Peck. 

Moses Lindsly & Phebe Williams, 
widow, both of Rockawa)^. 

Daniel Dennis & Marj^ Wolfe, 

John Dunning Wilkerson & Je- 
mima Potter. 

Daniel Mills & Susanna Pierson. 

Reuben Brundyge & Hannah 
Shores. 

Stephen Tunis & Mahittable Bishop 

Timothy Pierson & Joanna Tuttle. 

William Campfield, Doer., & Han- 
nah Tuthill. 

David Wood & Mehitable Fair- 
child. 

Jacob Turner & Naomi Turner. 

David, servant of Mr. Faish, & Abi- 
gail, servant of Miss Kerney. 

George Collis & Naomi Johnson. 
To this date 906 married. 

John Hiian t^- Mary Howell. 

William & Bella, negro. 

Eliazer Byram & Anne Pnidden. 

Joseph Dickerson & Eunice Pier- 
son. 

Phineas Tuttle & Widow Mary 
RiRgs. 

Samuel Ford & Elizabeth Reeve. 

John Seward & Deborah Conkling. 



" 29. 

May 23. 
June 9. 

" I/- 
July 22. 
Aug. 8. 
Oct. 14. 
Nov. 22. 



Dec. 25, 

1791. 
Jan. 6. 

Mar. 24. 

May 1. 

" 22. 
Aug. 3. 
Sept. 1 5. 

" 20. 

Oct. 10. 

Nov. 10. 

" 27. 

1792. 
Mar.i6. 
Sept. 16. 
Oct. 3- 

" 4- 



" 16. 


Nov. 13 


1793- 


Jan. I. 


Feb. II. 


June 6. 


Aug. 26. 


Nov. — 


1794- 


May 3. 



Silas Condict, Jun., & Charlotte 

Ford. 
Jacob Timbrel & Sarah Stebbins. 
W^illiam Denman & Elizabeth Aber. 
Jeptha Wade & Sarah Allen. 
Silas Lindsly & Jane Lindsly. 
Elijah Taylor & Jemima Pierson. 
John Johnson & Jane Squire. 
William Broadwell & Sarah Hath- 
away. 
Ezra Morris & Shearlotte Dalglace. 
Samuel Tucker & Patience Lay- 
■ ton, Sussex. 

Benj. Halbard & Smith. 

Married to this date 924. 
Thomas Guierin & Elizabeth Lind- 
sly. 
William Hambleton & Abigail Lud- 
lam. "N 

Joseph Fairchild & Phebe Bayly. 

James Linsly& Elizabeth Williams. 

David Wheeler (S: Rhoda Ludlam. 

Benj. Halbert & Elizabeth Lindsly, 
widow. 

Jonathan Thomson & Rhoda Pier- 
son, widow. 

Nathan Furman from New York, 
& Phebe Pierson. 

Samuel Moore, Rockaway, & Zip- 
pora Johnson, widow. 

Henry Carr & Elizabeth Hall. 

James Coe & Naomi Speese. 

Elijah Holloway & Elizabeth Gam- 
ble. 

Daniel Williams & Elizabeth Den- 
iston. 

Samuel Guirin & Fanny Brown. 

Theodorus Tuthill & Jane Hancock. 

Silas White Howell & Hannah Ar- 
nold. 

John Leper cS: Jane Templeton. 
Job Hathaway & Esther Pierson. 
George Dalglish »S: Hannah Ward. 
Richard Bowen (?) and Hannah San- 
ders. 
Aaron Aber & Martha Easton. 

Ebenezer Carter & Abigail Mac- 

calvy. 
Benger iS: Elizabeth Hofton, widow. 
{Tobeoontnnutd.) 



THE RECORD. 



iCo)>lin7wd from page 103.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 
1782. 
Aug.ii. Josiah, son of Samuel Broadwell, 
aet. 4, Scald. 
" 14. Ruth, daughter of widow Peck, aet. 
14, nervous fever. 
Sept. 1 7. Ebenezer, son of James Wilkison, 
, Fits. 

" 18. Maria, daughter of John Kinney, 
aet. 2, hives. 
Oct. 6. Sarah, widow of Philip Price, aet. 65. 
N0V.15. Caleb Ball, aet. 54, Consumption. 

" 24. A child of Moses Wilkison, 
Dec. 7. Col. Abraham Brasher, aet. 60, ap- 
oplexy. 
" 24. Mary, wife of deacon Matthias Bur- 
net,* aet. 59. pleurisy. 

Jedidiah Gregory, *aet. 53, consump- 
tion. 
Rebeckah, wife of Zachariah Allen. 

aet. 35, deca)'. 
Isaac, son of Robert Arnold, Jun., 

aet. 4, worms. 
Elizabeth, wife.of Moses Estey, aet. 

23, consumption. 
Sarah, daughter of Daniel Gardner, 

Putrid fever. 
Thomas Wilkison,* aet. 75, con- 
sumption. 
Benjamin Bayles,* aet. 83, old age. 
A child of Jedidah Mills. 
William Bishop, aet. 23, consump- 
tion. 
'• •• Robert Goble, Esq.,+ * aet. 83, old 

age. 
" 30. Speath's wife. 
April 6. Phcebe Headley, aet. 20, consump- 
tion. 
" 12. Jane, wife of Daniel Kemper, aet. 
32. child-bed. 
May 4. Phineas, son of Lindsley Burnet, 
aet. 1 1, fits. 
" 13. ElisHa. son of Eliphalet Clark, aet. 

13, fall from a tree. 
" 22. John Crane, aet. 35, fever. 
'• 28. A child of Timothy Mills. 
" 30. Daniel Freeman, aet. 19, drowned. 
June I. A child of Nathaniel Sturges. fits. 
July 4. A child of Aaron Furman. 
" 6. A child of Jonathan Howard. 

7. William, son of Thomas Mitchel, 
aet. I, phrenzy. 



•783. 


Jan. 


9- 


Feb 


18. 


•• 


19. 


•' 


23- 


Mar 


5- 


•■ 


II. 


" 


20. 


" 


22. 


" 


29. 



4- 
12. 



July 19. Jeremiah Gard, aet. 66, inward ul- 
cers. 
" 22. Sarah, wife of Abraham Canfield.* 
aet. 50, hypocondriac affection. 
Aug. 4. Benjamin Pierson,* aet. 82, dysen- 
tery. 
" Betty Howard, aet. 53, Sudden. 
" 18. Rebeckah, wife of Sasnuel Wood,* 

aet. 24, consumption. 
" 27. Aaron, son of LindsU'- Burnet, aet. 

9, fits. 
" 31. A childof Demas Ford, l' ^- 
Sept. 8. Jonathan Pierson,* aet. 32, con- 
sumption. 
" 17. Mary, wife of Demas Ford, aet. 28. 

child-bed fever. 
" 20. James Youngs,* aet. 28, pleurisy. 
Oct. 3. Walter, son of Peter Norris, Jun., 
aet. I, whooping-cough. 
" A child of Gideon Riggs, Jun. 
A child of John Pool, aet. 9. 
Hannah, widow of Major Joseph 
.Morris, aet. 43, consu'iuption. 
'• 17. A child of Daniel Hallsey. 
" 18. Widow D'Hart, mother of Col. 
D'Hart, aet. 60, fever. 
" Deacon Matthias Burnet,* aet. 60, 
colic. 
" 28. A child of David Carter. 
Nov. 4. A child of Abraham Talmage.t aet. 
1, whooping-cough. 
'• 15. A child of Silas Ayers. 
" 15. A child of Ichabod Clark. 
" 23. Widow (Magdalenej Cook, aet 67, 

old age. 
1784- 
Jan. 16. Joanna, daughter of Samuel Wood. 

aet. I, consumption. 
Mar. 9. Naomi, widow of Jacob Allen, t* aet. 
70, mortification in the blood. 
" 24. Wife of James Losey, aet. 50, con- 
sumption. 
' 26. A child of John Vancourt. • 
" 27. Andrew Burnet, aet. 22, inflamma- 
tion in the head. 
" 28. A child of Isaac Mills. 
April r. Phoebe, wife of David Fithian, aet. 

25, fever. 
Apr. 24. A child of Ziba Arnold. 
May 5. Deacon Daniel Walling.t * aet. 7^, 
sudden. 
•■ 20. Aaron Furman, aet. 35, consump- 
tion. 

(lb be 0ontin-tud.) 



i^' 



112 



THE RECORD. 



{Continued from page 104.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 



Feb. I, 1790. — At a meeting of the Trus- 
tees at the house of Jos. Lewis present, 
The president Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Ford, Mr. 
Mills and Mr. Johnson. 

In consequence of the vote of the Parish 
meeting the 25th ult. the Trustees prepared 
an obligation for the Rev'd Mr. Collins' 
Salary and house rent in words following — 
viz. • 

Whereas on the 25th dayof January 1790 
at a parish meeting for that purpose ap- 
pointed, it was unanimously voted that the 
Rev. Aaron Collins should be employed as 
a minister of the gospel of the first Presby- 
terian Church and Congregation in Morris- 
town and that the said Mr. Collins should 
have besides the use of a house and parson- 
age and fire wood, as a salary the sum of 
one hundred and thirty pounds for the first 
year, and one hundred and forty pounds for 
the second year, and the sum of one hun- 
dred and fifty pounds annually thereafter so 
long as he shall continue to do the duties 
of a minister to the said Congregation, and 
it being also voted that the said salary to- 
gether w'ith the money for the hire of a 
house for the said minister, should be raised 
and levied upon the parishioners by the 
way of a tax as the law directs the State taxes 
to be raised excepting that three assist- 
ants or supervisors should be annually ap- 
pointed by the Parish, whose duty it should 
*be to make abatements and alterations from 
the strict rules of law as to them shall seem 
just and equitable in consideration of the 
distance of residence of some of the parish- 
ioners from the place of worship or for par- 
ticular misfortune or embarrassment of cir- 
cumstances. Therefore we the subscribers 
sensible of the general utility and v^ast im- 
portance to ourselves and posterity of sup- 
porting the gospel, and being desirous that 
unanimity may subsist and continue, and 
that the burden of such support may be 
borne as equitably as possible and hoping 
jointly to participate^n the advantages and 
blessings of the Gospel ministry, do hereby 
bind ourselves to pay the sums that shall be 
so assessed and levied upon us annually to 
commence from the ist day of March one 



thousand seven hundred & ninety, unto the 
said Aaron Collins, or to such person or 
persons as shall by the said parish be ap- 
pointed to collect or receive the same, and 
that during the time he shall continue to 
officiate, and do the duties of a minister to 
said congregation, and we continue to be 
members thereof, or until the mode of pay- 
ment shall be revoked or altered by plural- 
ity of voices of the said Parishioners. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our hands this first day of Feb. 1790. 

The trustees also proposed a subscription 
for the Rev. Doct. T. Johnes' salary, in the 
words following, viz. 

Whereas the Rev. Doct T. Johnes in con- 
sequence of his being by divine Providence 
disenabled at least in part of performing 
the duties of a minister of the Gospel to the 
people of his charge, and they by his con- 
sent and advice having agreed to employ 
another minister to assist and perform the 
duties of the Gospel ministry to the said 
people, and the said Doct. Johnes having 
generously relinquished the obligation his 
people were under to pay him his stipulated 
salary at the same time kindly offering to 
serve and assist by his counsel & admin- 
istration, as far as God shall enable him in 
the sacred work of the ministry. We the 
subscribers being sensible not only of his 
past long and faithful services to our 
Fathers and to us. and the blessing we have 
thereby enjoyed, but also of the need we 
still stand in of his pious advice and instruc- 
tions, do cheerful!}' agree and promise to 
pa}' to the said Doct. T. Johnes or order the 
sums severally affixed to our names and 
that from the time the other minister shall 
commence, annually, so long as the said 
Doct. Johnes shall continue to render such, 
his advice and assistance to the said congre- 
gation, or until we shall each for himself 
withdraw this our consent 4nd choice of 
rewarding virtue. 

Witness our hands this ist day of Feb., 
1790. 

Voted, That Deacon Allen and Mr. John- 
son be requested to go through the Society 
with the said obligation and subscription 
and endeavor to get them signed. 
{T9beemUn\Md.) 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Writtbn for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. 11. 



MARCH. 1881. 



NO. 3. 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD. 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Vol. I. complete, 75 cents. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

Citizens Savings and Loan Association. 

Cleveland. O., Feb. 5th, 1881. 
Rev. R. S. Green : 

My Dear Sir: — Would you be kind 
enough to insert in The Record, an inquiry 
as to the parentage of Andrew Wade, who 
married Martha Riggs at Morristown, Dec. 
4th, 1765, and also the place where Andrew's 
parents resided before their removal to Mor- 
ristown.'' I would like very much to cor- 
respond with any one who is interested in, 
and can throw any light upon, the Wade 
Family prior to Andrew's time. 
Very truly yours, 

J. H. Wade, Jr. 



Having finished the list of Dr. Johnes' 
marriages, we give this month two pages, 
117 and 118, of Baptisms. 



ERRATA. 

Page 107. 2Hd column. 21st line from bot- 
tom, read 26th instead of 20th. 

P.ige 102, 1788. May 18, Coonrad instead of 
Coonrah. 

Page 102. 1788, July 28, Tennery instead 
of Tenney. 



(Printed with thi approval of Stssitm.) 

{ Continued from pag<e 107. ) 

HISTORICAL SERMON. 
No. I. 

BY THE 

REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D., 
The way now being open for their or- 
ganization, and being within the bounds of 
the Presbytery of New York, which was 
formed the same year by the union of the 
Presbyteries of Long Island and East Jer- 
sey, we have no doubt that in the fall of 
i738,orthe beginning of I739,this church had 
a name and a place among the Presbyterian 
churches of the land. As Mr. Cleverly still 
sojourned in Morristown* — a name about 
this time given to the township, the county 
being laid out in 1738 and named Morris 
after the Gov., Lewis Morris, and which in- 
cluded the region now covered by Sussex 
and Warren — he no doubt officiated occa- 
sionally or regularly until a pastor was 
chosen. For a period of four years, that is 
from the time the Synodical Committee au- 
thorized the organization of a church until 
Aug. 13, 1742, we can find no trace of the state 
of this Society in any of its ecclesiastical 
movements. At that time appeared the Rev. 
Timothy Johnes. a licentiate, who supplied 
the pulpit for six Sabbaths, and whose min- 
istrations were so satisfactory that the con- 
gregation urged him to remain and become 
their pastor. To this he assented, brought 
his family, consisting of his wife and two 
children, and was ordained and installed by 
the New York Presbytery, Feb. 9, 1743. 

Mr. Johnes was of Welsh descent end was 
born at Southampton, Long Island, May 24th, 
1717, and graduated at Yale College in 1737. 
Mr. Webster in his history of the Presbyte- 



The order of Baptisms for 1768— May, 
June, July, May, June— is copied as found 
on the original record. 



Rev. Jos. T. Tuttle, D. D., says : "The first time I find 
Morristown is applied to this place is March 25, 1740, when 
the county were divided into townships by the Court. This 
it found in the oldest book of Records in th« County Clerk's 
Office." 



ti4 



THE RECORD. 



rian church, says " of the period between 
his leaving college and going to Morristown 
we have seen no notice, except that, in that 
perilous time when some haply were found 
fighting against God. those who separated 
from the First Parish in New Haven wor- 
shipped in the house of Mr. Timothy 
Johnes" From this it would appear that he 
studied Theology at New Haven. He was 
no doubt licensed by the congregational 
body, and came to Morristown by means of 
the letter of Presbytery to the president of 
the college or by a subsequent request to 
the same. Tradition asserts that he labored 
for a short period on Long Island in some 
of the vacant churches. With Mr. Johnes 
this church assumes historic character, 
shape and life, as from the date of his settle- 
ment the church records begin, though for 
a time the entries of sessional business are 
meagre, yet they are sufficient to indicate 
the character of the church in its govern- 
ment and relations. Mr. Barnes in his 
manual of the church published in 1828, 
says "it is not known under what form of 
church government, whether congrega- 
tional or Presbyterian, the congregation was 
first organized — as Ruling Elders are men- 
tioaed however as early as the year 1747, it 
is probable it was Presbyterian." But the 
history of the church as already detailed 
confirms its Presbyterian origin — the head- 
ing of the church records, and the first bus- 
iness transacted by Mr. Johnes prove it. 
These are as follows : " The affairs as deter- 
mined by our session of the minister and 
elders. 

1743. Was agreed that the minister's ex- 
penses in the service of the churches should 
be defrayed from church fund." The 
next entry gives the list of the elders — as 
constituting the session with the minister 
(1747,) viz.: Joseph Prudden. Matthew Lum, 
John Lindsly, Joseph Coe and Jacob Ford, 
and in 1745 at the first meeting of the synod 
of New York we find among its members 
the aames of Timothy Johnes, minister, and 
Joseph Prudden, elder. Yet here we dis- 
cover that whilst the session transacted all 
judicial business of which there is a full re- 
cord, no allusion is made in their meetings 
to the reception of persons to full com- 
munion until 1791 when we have the follow- 
ing decision : "The question was then put 



whetherthe elders shall not with the min- 
isters or either of them be a committee to 
examine all candidates for church member- 
ship which was unanimously agreed to " — 
from which it may be inferred that they 
were either examined by the pastor alone 
as in some Presbyterian churches — or that 
the examinatiort was conducted before and 
by the members of the churches — according 
to the opinion of Mr. Barnes. I prefer the 
former opinion because there is no hint or 
trace that the congregation ever participat- 
ed in this matter, and also from the heading 
of the list ol those thus received, which is 
as follows , " The names and number of 
the persons admitted to full communion iy 
myself, since my ordination with the time 
of their admission." This siame practice 
prevailed in the First Church of Newark till 
1790. 

The strength of the church in numbers and 
wealth at its first organization cannot now 
be learned. Rev. Samuel L. Tuttle in his 
history of the Madison Presbyterian church, 
another oflf-shoot of Hanover, a few years 
later, says, " In or about 1740 a small and 
very feeble church was organized and estab- 
lished in Morristown." But it would seem 
from the action of the Committee of Synod 
as well as from the whole course of pro- 
cedure of this section of the church that 
they were able from the beginning to sup- 
port the gospel. There were 99 in full com- 
munion when Mr. Johnes was installed pas- 
tor, by no means "a very feeble church," 
yet small in comparison with the power it 
has since attained, but by no means to be 
ranked in those days among the feeble 
churches in the land. As the records of 
the old Presbytery of New York are lost we- 
cannot tell who were present to take part 
in the ordination and installation services of 
the first pastor of this flock, but it was at 
that time composed of the following minis- 
ters and churches, Dickinson of Elizabeth 
Town. Pierson of Woodbridge, Aaron Burr 
of Newark, Nutman of Hanover, Hubbel of 
Wcstfield, Horton of Connecticut Farms, 
Pemberton of New York City, Wilmot of 
Jamaica, Leonard of Goshen, Pomeroy of 
Newtown, and F. Horton missionary among 
the Indians on Long Island, covering ter- 
ritory now occupied by eight Presbyteries 
and three Synods. The church at Mend- 




THE RECORD. 



"5 



ham, organized in 1735, received its first pas- 
tor a few months after the induction of Mr. 
Johnes. The only other church in this re- 
gion was that of Baskingridge, organized 
in 1733, and at that time supplied by its 
second pastor. This was however in an- 
other coupty and belonged to another 
Presbytery. It thus appears that our church 
was the second in the county that had a 
settled minister though the third in age. 
Hanover the mother, born in 1718, and 
Mendham in 1735. 

Among those who welcomed their 3'oung 
pastor to their hearts and homes, and whose 
descendants are still found on the roll of 
this church were Prudden, Pierson, Free- 
man, Condit, Cutler, Mills, Stiles, Johnson 
and one of the first received into com- 
munion with the church was Elizabeth 
Johnes, wife of the pastor. »But the parish of 
to-day is vastly different from the one that 
became the home of Timothy Johnes. The 
village if it might be so named was centred 
mainly in Water street. In or near it were 
found the store, the mill, the blacksmith's 
shop and forge, though Morris street might 
boast of an occasional hut, and perhaps two 
or three might be found amidst the clearings 
of the Green. The forest trees were stand- 
ing where we now are and what is now the 
Park could boast of the giant oak, the 
chestnut and other noble specimens of 
growth, with which its present shade trees 
are not to be named. The woods around 
were visited by the panther and the bear, 
while wolves in great numbers answered 
each other from the neighboring hills. The 
sheep and cattle were brought into pens for 
the night. Roads were scarcely known. 
The bridle path or Indian trail was all that 
conducted the occasional traveler to Mend- 
ham, who saw on his way thither a mill, a 
blacksmith's shop and two dwellings — in 
three separate clearings. There was 
scarcely a better path to Baskingridge. 
There were no postal routes, no newspa- 
pers and but few books to instruct and 
amuse.* Life was then a reality. In the 

*In 1743 the year that Mr. Johnes was installed, Franklin 
advertised that as the post between Philadelphia and New 
York had gone once a fortnight that it would from April 13 
set out for New York on Thursdays at 3 o'clock in the after- 
noon till Christmas, and the southern post would be sent every 
fortnighl during the summer. The first periodical published 
in New Jersey was at Woodbridge in 1758 called the New 
American Magazine. 



new settlement every one had to be busy 
in order to procure such comforts and ne- 
cessaries as were required. Frugal habits 
and simple manners distinguished their 
every day life ; and their domestic relations 
partook more of the patriarchal and less of 
the commercial, for worldly prosperity had 
not been sufficient to create that jealous dis- 
tinction of rank with which we are so often 
ckarged as a community. Religion had a 
moulding influence upon the household, and 
which from dearth of news often formed the 
principal topic of converse between neigh- 
bors. The Sabbath was rigidly kept ; the 
church was regularly frequented and the 
minister was highly revered and loved. 
Into a parish bearing largely the type of 
New England and with which the new pas- 
tor was well acquainted — both on Long 
Island and Connecticut — did he enter, 
which he further moulded by his influence, 
regulated by sound principles and which 
was blessed more than half of a century by 
his presence and instructions. 

We can only conjecture as to the religious 
condition of the church at the commence- 
ment of his labors. The troubles and con- 
test preceding the organization were in no 
way congenial to a healthy growth of piety, 
and after the church was established it was 
without a settled minister for years — a state 
of things by no means favorable to the 
graces of the flock and to their steady in- 
crease. Religion throughout the country 
was at low ebb. This deeply affected many 
of God's faithful servants and was a subject 
of lamentation in the church courts, but 
now better days had arrived. The minis- 
trations of the Tennents and Whitfield were 
attended w'ith the most remarkable results ; 
a knowledge of which was wafted to the 
place, and perhaps Mr. Johnes brought with 
him the spirit of the awakening which 
might have been deepened at his induction 
into the pastorate by those who greatly 
sympathized in that wonderful movement. 
At the first communion he was privileged 
to admit to sealing ordinances, Benjamin 
Hathaway, Samuel Bailey, John Perkis, 
Mary Perkis, Hannah Lindly and Elizabeth 
Johnes — an earnest of what God had in store 
for this people. 

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MEMBERS. 

[The third cohimn on this page is the work of the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived, — Ed.] 

When Received. 



Names. 
Jedidiah Gregory, 
Rhoda Gregory (Jedidiah.) . 
Elizabeth Odeil. . 
Elizabeth Lewis (Abraham), . 
Loruhamah Wines, 
Jonathan Pierson, 
Sarah Pierson (Jonathan), 
Eunice Ford (Jonathan,) 
Eleanor or Anna Stiles (Timo.) 
Brister, negro, 

Silve, his wf., (bap. by Mr. Lewis), 
Ruth Youngs, (James), . 
Susanna Steward (Lewis), 
Benjamin Halsey, Esq., . 
Jonathan Hallock, 
Mary Hallock (Jonathan), 
Anna Ogden, widow, . 
Ebenezer Stiles, . 
Samuel Ludlum, Jr., . 
Kezia, Bayles (Capt. Angus), 
Sarah Wilkerson (James), 
Sarah Conner (Michael), 



Oct. 



Dec. 

Jan. 

Feb. 

March 

June 

July 

May 
July 
Sept. 



1776. 



4. " 
I, 1778. 

1. " 

I. 
18, " 

3. " 

2. 1779. 

4. " 

3. " 



Nov. 
May 
Aug. 



Sept. 



5. " 

6, 1781. 

31. " 



Joseph Thornton, 
Jacob Symson, 
Elizabeth Brown, 
Abner Wade, 
Ruth Tompkins, 
Providence Godden, 
Jeremiah Stone, 
Benjamin HoUoway, 
Silas Ayers, 
Abigail Byram, 
David Dalglish, 
Henry Lane, 
Elizabeth Evolt, 
Theophilus Hathaway, 
Sarah Bayles, . 
Moses Lindsly 
Irany Lindsly (Moses) 
John Garrigas, 
Cornelius Locy, Jr., . 
Stephen Turner, . 
Elizabeth Arnold (Capt.) 
Mary Ayers (Silas), 
Nancy Arnold. 
Elizabeth Watcuk, 



MEMORABLE 

Jan. 4, 1782. 



Feb. 28, 



May 



When Dismissed or Died. 
Jan. 7, 1783, aet. 53. 
Nov. 3, 1779, aet. 42. 



"Moved." 

Sept. 8, 1783, aet. 32. 

" Moved." 

July J4, 1830, aet. 88 y. 4 m. and 20 d. 

May 10, 1778, aet. 27. 



" Moved." 

Feb. 19, 1788, aet. 

" Moved."* 



66. 



Nov. 23. 1814, aet. 88. 

" Moved." 
Died May — 1819. 
" Moved." 
1782." 
" Moved." 



Moved." 



Sept. 16, 1846, aet. 
" Excluded Oct. 3, 
" Moved." 



1797, died Dec. 29, 
[1826, aet. TJ. 



Nov. 18, 1815, aet. 82. 

1828 or 1830, aet. 75. 
Apr. 22, 1789, aet. 80. 
May 7, 1793, aet. 59. 
May 28, 1 82 1, aet. 82. 
" Moved." 

Jan. 17, 1846, aet. 84. [i, 1823, aet. 73. 
" Excluded " May 22, 1796, died Aug, 
May 9, 1803, aet. 50. 
Oct. 30, 1 8 19. aet. 64. 
" Moved." 



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117 



( Continued from page 109.) 

BAPTISMS. 
1767. 
Oct. 25. Jacob Ford & wf., ch. Elizabeth. 
" *' David Woodruff & wf., son, I think 

ye name Asa. 
" •' Peter Norris & wf., ch. Nicolas. 
Nov. I. Moses Johnson & wf., ch. Seth. 

" John Allen & wf , ch. Aaron. 
Dec. 6. Malcolm McCourry & wf, ch. 
Phebe, born Oct. 18, 1767. 
" Mattaniah Lyon & wf , ch. Harvey. 
'• 13. Henry Gardiner & wf., ch. Silas. 
J768. 
Jan. 24. Wilby Clark on wf 's ace, ch. 

Anne. 
Feb. 7. Ichabod Carmichael & wf , ch. Re- 
becca. 
Mar. 9. Sam'l Stevens Johnes & wf, ch. 
bap. at his own house ; Phebe, 
born Dec. 26, 1767. 
'• 27. Eliphalet Clark on wf 's ace, ch. 

Elizabeth. 
" " Sam'l Ward on wf 's ace, ch. Silas, 

born Oct. 19, 1767. 
" " Nathaniel Condict & wf., ch. Hiram. 
Apr. 3. Joseph Lindsly & wf , ch. Squire. 
" 10. Robert Arnold & wf , ch. Hannah, 

born Dec. 34th, 1767. 
" " Jonas Phillips & wf , ch. George. 
" " Thomas Tuttle & wf , ch. Timothy. 
" 17. Philip Hathaway & wf, ch. Han- 
nah. 
May I. Jedidiah Gregory & wf , ch. Lois. 
" " Ebenezer Condict & wf , ch. Phebe. 
" " Nathan Turner & wf , ch. Jacob. 
" " Robert Hains & wf , ch. Noah. 
June II. David Ogden on wf's ace, ch. 

Sarah. 
July 10. Doe Sam. Tuthill & wf , ch. Han- 
nah. 
• " " Peter Prudden & wf , ch. Joanna. 
" " John Mitchel & wf, ch. Solomon, 

born April 15, 1768, 
" " Jabish Bears & wf, ch. David. 
" *' Jonathan Wood on wf's ace, ch. 
Abraham. 
July 24. Jonathan Ford on wf's ace, ch. 
Charlotte. 
" " Sam'l Hains on wf's ace, ch. Ste- 
phen. 
- " " Jedidiah Mills & wf , ch. Abigail. 
" "' James Shadwick on wf's ace, ch, 
Bethanah. 



& wf , ch. 



Samuel, 
wf. ch. 



May 15. John Lyon on his own ace, ch. 
Sarah. 
" " Lieu Ben. Hathaway 

Isaac. 
" " Gilbard Ludlum & wf , ch. 
" " Alexander Carmichael & 
Huldah. 
June 5. David Gauden & wf , ch. David. 
" Joshua Guering & wf , ch. Phebe. 
" " Gilbard Allen & wf , ch. Phebe. 
•' " Joshua Whitehead & wf, ch. 
Jemima. 
Aug. 4, 1768, bap. 1,168, majority of females, 

10. 
Aug. 7. John Metonge & wf, ch. Peter 
Bruer. 
" Jacob Erase & wf , ch. Elizabeth. 
" 13. Paul Fervor & wf , ch. Anna. 

" Hezekiah Stebbins on wf's ace, 
ch. Sarah. 
" 21. Widow Anne Pierson, relict of 

Moses, ch. Kezia. 
" " Willm. Halbard & wf, ch. Joshua. 
" " John Lose on wf's ace, ch. Mary. 
" 28. Silas Howell & wf , ch. Hannah. 
Sept. II. James Wilkerson & Sarah his wf, 
ch. Willm. Burnet. 
" " Cornelius Woodruff & wf,ch. John. 
Oct. 9. Dan'l Howard & wf , ch. Abner. 
" " John Rogers on wf's ace,, ch. 

Hannah. 
" 16. James Brookfield & wf , ch. Silas. 

born Sept. 16, 1768. 
" 20. Benj. Lindsly & wf, ch. Jane., born 

Sept. 15, 1768. 
" " James Miller & wf , ch. Samuel. 
" 27. Daniel Carmichael & wf , ch. Daniel, 
born Sept. 14, 1768. 
Nov. 1 3. Ephraim Burrel's wf on her ace, 

ch. Phebe. 
Dec. 14. John Pool & wf , ch. Ezra. 
Dec. 25, Lieu. John Lindsly & wf ,ch. Henry. 
" " Christopher Wood & wf , ch. John, 
born Oct, 4, 1768. 



1769. 
Jan. I, 

" 15 

" 22 



Ezek. Day & wf , ch. Elizabeth. 
Nathan Turner & wf , ch. Lydia. 
Phineas Fairchild & wf , ch. Char- 
lotte, born Oct. 10, 1768. 
" " Zenas Condict & wf , cb. Abigail. 
Feb. 19. David Woodruff & wf, ch. Demas. 
" " David Fairchild & wf , ch. Silas. 
*' " Jerzel Turner & wf , ch, Daniel. 



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THE RECORD. 



Mar. 5. Jabish Condit & wf,, ch. Jonas. 
" 19. Abraham Canfield &wf., ch. Abner. 
" " John Pierson & wf., ch. Ruth. 
" " John Hathaway &wf.,ch. Gershom. 
" 25. Moses Munson & wf., ch. John. 
" " Seth Crowell, jun., & wf., ch. Mary. 
Apr. 2. William Verguson & wf , ch. Eliza- 
beth. 
" " Nathaniel Armstrong and wf., ch. 

Nathaniel. 
" 23. Nathaniel Peck & wf., ch. Ruth. 
May 14. Benj. Pieison, jun. & wf., ch. Paul. 
" 21. Robard McCalvey, twins on wfs 

ace, Sarah & Abigail. 

" " Timo. Johnes &wf.. negro child Juba. 

born March 30, 1769. 

June 4. Sam Allwood & wf , ch. Jonas. 

" 25. Moses Prudden & wf., ch. Elizabeth 

born May 17, 1769. 
" " Daniel Tichenor & wf., ch. Jane. 

born May 4, 1769. 
" " Jonathan Tichenor & wf.. ch. Han- 
nah. 
Joshua Winget & wf., ch. Huldah. 
Phil. Lindsly & wf„ ch. Sarah, born 

June 15, 1769. 
Stephen Conkling & wf., ch. De- 
borah, born April 17, 1769. 
Joseph Condict& wf., ch. Jeduthan, 

born April 28, 1769. 
Moses Lindsly & wf , ch. Elizabeth, 

born June 25, 1769. 
Peter Hill & wf., ch. Abigail, born 

April 8, 1769. 
Eleazar Lindsly & wf., ch. Eleazar, 
Stephen Norris & wf., ch. Phebe, 

born July i, 1769. 
Ichabod Carmichael & wf.,ch. Anna. 

born June 30, 1769. 
Dea. Matthias Burnet & wf., negro 

ch. Dol, born May, 1769. 
Elizabeth Easton, ch. Aaron Davis, 

born March 17, 1769. 
Jonathan Hathaway & wf., ch. 
Phebe, born Aug. 18, 1769. 
" " Onesimus Whitehead & wf., ch. 

Huldah, born July 30, 1769. 
" " John Allen & wf.. ch. Jehosheba, 
born Aug. 31, 1769. 
Oct. 15. Malcom McCoury & wf., ch. Jane, 
born Sept. 8, 1769. 
" 22. Eleazar Hathaway & wf, ch. Mary, 
born Sept. 12, 1769. 



" 39. 
July 16. 

" 23. 



July 


30 


Aug 


6. 


•' 


13- 


'< 


26. 


Sept 


3- 


'« 


24. 



Oct. 29. Alexander Johnson, on wife's ac- 
count, ch. Timothy, born Aug. 
20, 1769. 

Dec. 17. Joseph Lindsley & wf., ch. Jemima, 
born Nov. 15, 1769. 
1770. 

Jan. 14. Moses Johnson & wf , ch. Ebenezar, 

born Nov. 14, 1769. 
" " Nathaniel Condict &wf., ch. Isaiah, 

born Nov. 26, 1769. 
" 21. Junia Lindsly & wf., ch. Nehemiah, 

born Dec. 3, 1769. 
" " Perkins Byram & wf., ch. Eliab, 

born Dec. i, 1769. 
Feb. II. Peter Condict & wf., ch. Edward, 

born Nov. 15, 1769. 
'^" 25. John Mills & wf., ch. Silas, born 

Jan. 23, 1770. 
Mar. 4. Joshua Guerin & wf., ch. Thomas, 

born Jan. 11, 1770. 
" 25. Lsaac Pierson & wf.. ch. Eunice, 

born Feb. 10, 1770. 
" " James Keen & wf.. ch. Eunice, born 

Feb. 25, 1770. 
" " Silas Howell & wf , ch. Silas White, 

born Feb, 22., 1770. 
April I. Eliphalet Clark, on wife's" account, 

ch. Elisha. 
" " Peter Norris & wf., ch. Aaron. 
" " Ezekiel Brown & wf., ch. Sarah. 
" 8. John Lyon, on his own account, ch. 

Isaac, born Feb. 24, 177b. 
" " Gilbard Allen & wf., ch. Silas, born 

Feb. 5, 1770. 
" " Sam'l Ward, on wife's account, ch. 

Hannah, born Dec. 29, 1769. 
" 22. Abraham Campfield & wife, ch. 

Phebe, born Jan. 5, 1770. 
" " Thomas Miller & wf., ch. Moses, 

born Feb. 28, 1770. 
" 26. Jonathan Ford, on wife's account, 

ch. John Odell, b. Mar. 13. 1770. 
May 4. Lindsly Burnet & wf.. ch. Joseph 

Lindsly, born Nov. 26, 1769. 
6. Ichabod Cooper & wf., ch. Moses, 

born Feb. 15, 1770. 
" " Richard Johnson & wf., ch. David, 

born Feb, 3, 1770. 
" " Phebe, wf, of Jacob Palmer, on her 

ace, ch. Samuel, b. Nov. 20, 1769. 
" „ Phebe, wf. of Jacob Palmer, on her 

ace, ch. Samuel, born Nov. 20, 

1769. 

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119 



1784. 
June II. 

•' 12. 

July 22. 
" 25. 

Aug. I. 



" 9- 
" II. 

" 16. 

" 24. 

" 28. 

Sept. 2. 



19- 
23- 



" 29. 
" 30 



Oct. 



( CoTtdiiued from page 111. ) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 

Anne, widow of Jacob Johnson, 

act. 31. consumption. 
Jacob Allen,+ aet. 22, kick from a 

horse. 
George Phillips,"* aet. 52. 
Elizabeth, wife of Moses Allen, aet." 

29, bilious fever. 
Phoebe, daughter of George Mills, 

aet. I, quinsy. 
Child of Joseph Prudden, Jun. 
Rachael, wife of John Stevenson,* 

aet. 31, consumption. 
Judith, daughter of Aaron Pierson, 

aet. 16, consumption. 
John, son of Caleb Russell, aet. 2, 

remitting fever, 
Sarah, wife of Capt. Jedidiah Mills,* 

aet. 35, remitting fever. 
Daniel Brad3% aet. 40, inflammatory 

fever. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin 

Woodruff, aet. 3, sore throat. 
Sarah, wife of Joseph Lindsly, Jun., 

aet. 22, consumption. 
Elizabeth Johnes, daughter of Jos. 

Lewis, Esq., teething and worms. 
Daphne, servant of Rev. Timothy 

Johnes, aet. 55, inflammatory 

fever. 
Rachel, wife of Josiah Munson, aet. 

18, fever. 
A child of Asa Beach. 
Capt. John Lindsley,* aet. 56, con- 
sumption. 
Prudence, daughter of John Prud- 
den, aet. 14, fever. 
Abraham Plum, aet. 14, dropsy. 
A child of John Tuttle. 
Dorcas Easton,* aet. 58, intermit- 
tent fever. 
Philip, son of Abiel Fairchild, aet. 

10, fever. 
Sarah, daughter of John Harporee, 

aet. 3, intermittent fever. 
A child of Moses Wilkinson. 
Mary, wife of Philip Condict,* aet. 

72, fever. 
Experience, widow of Benjamin 

Conger,* aet. 73. old age. 
Mary, wife of Abraham Pierson,* 
aet. 72, remitting fever. 



Oct. 2. Mary Pierson, + aet. 25, consumption. 
" 8. Widow Seward, aet. 60. 
" 10. L^zal Coe, aet, 37, putrid fever. 
" " A child of Silas Casterline. 
Nov. 25. Nathan, son of Nathan Reeve, aet. 
2, worms. 
" " A child of Hubert Duburk, aet. 2, 

consumption. 
1785. 
Jan. 7. Patience, widow of Benjamin Pier- 
son,* aet. 7J, old age. 
9. An illegitimate child, casual. 
" 15. Sarah, wife of Samuel Mills,* aet. 6r, 

pleurisy. 
" 23. Bethiah, wife of Benjamin Hallsey, 
Esq.,* aet. 62, consumption. 
Feb. 8. Bethia, wife of Thomas Miller, aet. 
45, consumption. 
" 21. Jacob, son of Isaac Pruden, putrid 
fever. 
Mar. 3. Phoebe, daughter of Peter Norris, 
Jun., aet. i, meazles. 

4. A child of Samuel Pangbora. 
Apr. 10. A child of Jedidiah Osborn. 

" 15. Joanna, wife of Daniel Smith, aet. 

33, consumption. 
" 20. Daniel Frost, aet. 79, diabetes. 
" 23. A child of John Tuttle. 
" 27. Hannah, wife Capt. Silas Howell,* 

aet. 36, child-bed. 
" " A child of Joseph Byram. 
May I. Daniel Conger, aet. 57, dropsy. 
9. Joseph Pierson, aet. 72, fever. 
" 17. Rebeckah, wife of Gideon Riggs, 

aet. 68, fever. 
" 18. Sarah, daughter of David Muir. 
" 19. Twins of Amos Prudden. 
" 20. A child of Ziba Ludlow. 
" 25. A child of Silas Gildersleve. 
" 28. A child of William Meeker. 
June I. Sarah, daughter of David Brown, t 

aet. I, pluris)'. 

5. Elder, Timothy Lindsley,* aet. 57, 

sudden. 

" 13. A child of Silas Gildersleve. 

" 14. James, son of Michael Conner, aet. 

2, hives. 
'■ 17. Comfort, widow of Joseph Stiles, 

Esq.,* aet 77, consumption. 
" 21. Elizabeth Phoebe, wife of James 

Cook, aet. 22, child-bed. 
July 21. Elizabeth, daughter of Deacon 

Allen, 19, consumption. 
" 23. A child of John Lindsley. 
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{Continued from page 112.) 

TRUSTEES" BOOK. 

A request was made by Mr. Lewis to have 
a certain plot of ground appropriated for 
the purpose of making vaults for any fam- 
ilies who would chose that method of bury- 
ing their dead. 

Voted, That Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Mills and 
Mr. Lewis be a committee to exarrtine the 
ground and conveniences for it, and request 
the Sexton to dig no more graves within the 
space chosen by the committee for the said 
purpose, until he shall receive orders from 
this board, and that the committee report 
thereon. 

Voted, That Mr. Lindsley and Mr. Mills 
be a committee to rent a house for the pur- 
pose of accommodating the Rev. Mr. Collins. 

June 21. 1790. — 
******* 

Mr. President proposed to have a Church 
Treasurer in the room of Mr. Smith who is 
absent — whereupon the Board appointed 
Mr. Mills to serve in that office. Mr. Mills 
was appointed to settle the accounts of the 
late Treasurer, and report to the Board. 
The Board appointed Mr. Cherry to serve 
as Sexton, and that he be paid five pounds 
per year by the Treasurer, and be allowed 
to demand and receive from five shil- 
lings to a dollar for digging a grave and 
tolling the bell at each funeral ; and that 
the Sexton see that the meeting house is 
properly swept from time to time and be 
allowed three pounds five shillings to pay 
for that service with the reserve that Joseph 
Woodman be allowed to continue to do the 
business as heretofore. 

Voted, That the Treasurer be directed to 
pay Nathan Howell the balance of his ac- 
count for services as sexton to this day. 

Sept. 6, 1790. at the house of Joseph Lewis. 
The weekly contributions falling short of 
the current expenses of ringing the Bell, 
sweeping the meeting house, &c. Voted 
that Mr. Lewis wait on the Rev. Doctor 
Johnes and request him to address the 
people upon this occasion and request 
their future attention to this part of their 
duty and to be more liberal in contribu- 
ting, and the next succeeding Sabbath 
be appointed to make a collection for paying, 



arrears which now amount to about 5 or 6 
pounds. 

Voted that Jesse Cuttlerand Samuel Day 
be appointed to carry about the collection 
box in the gallery when contributions are 
to be made. 

Voted, That the Assessor be requested to 
assess twenty-two pounds ten shillings (in 
addition to the Rev. Mr. Collins' salary) for 
the purpose of paying the rent of a house 
hired for the use of Mr, Collins. 
******* 

Voted, That Messrs. Johnson and Lewis 
be a committee to superintend the repairs 
of the fence around the parsonage, make 
such part of it new as they may think neces- 
sary, and erect a fence around a plot of 
ground on the same sufficient for garden. 

Oct. 8, 1790. — At a meeting of the congre- 
gation pursuant to advertisements for that 
purpose. 

Resolved, That Deacon Allen serve as 
Moderator. That Joseph Lewis serve as 
Clerk. 

James Smith having removed and Joseph 
Lewis having resigned his office as a Trustee, 
the congregation elected Jonathan Ogden 
and Jacob Arnold, Esq., to serve as Trustees. 

Resolved, That the committee of Direc- 
tion proceed to provide materials for the 
new meeting house as soon as convenient. 
That the house be built seventy feet long 
and fifty feet broad. That a committee of 
Council be appointed to give further instruc- 
tions to the Committee of Directors from 
time to time as they may think proper. 

That Judge Condict, Doct. Johnes, Jr., 
Dqct. Jab. Campfield, Squire Carmichael, 
Squire Lindsly, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Jonathan 
Dickerson, Major Lindsly, Deacon Allen, 
Mr. Johnson, Mr. Mills and Mr. Halsey be 
a committee for that purpose. That the 
said committee have leave to add to or take 
from the length or breadth of the said new 
meeting house anj' number of feet not 
exceeding five. That the said Committee 
have leave to apply to the Legislature for 
the privilege of a Lottery to raise a sum of 
money equal to the expense of building the 
new meeting house. That the Board of 
Trustees have leave to purchase a stove for 
the Rev. Mr. Collins. 

(7b be continued.) 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come."— Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



APRIL, 1881. 



NO. 4. 



THE RECORD 



(Printed with the approval of Session.) 



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( Continued from pag« 115. ) 

HISTORICAL SERMON, 
No. I. 

BY THE 

REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D., 
The year previous to his coming to this 
place, the Presbyterian Church, then in its in- 
fancy in this bnd, had been rent in twain. It 
consisted at that time of 6 Presbyteries and 
one Synod, called the Synod of Philadelphia, 
Its ministry was gathered from difterent 
countries, whose early training and habits 
influenced their views, which, being diverse, 
interfered to some extent with the general 
harmony of the body. The points, which 
had elicited for years the warmest discussion, 
were strict adherence to Presbyterial order 
— the examination of candidates for the 
ministry, and their literary acquirements. 
Whilst there had been continued friction on 
these topics the visit of Whitefield brought 
matters to a crisis. In the great awakening 
which attended his labors, frequent scenes 
of fanaticism and extravagance were wit- 
nessed, that awoke the displeasure of the 
more rigid in the Synod, who were not 
backward to pronounce the whole work a 



delusion. Those who warmly favored the 
revival, were as earnest in its approval. 
This, with the other matters mentioned, led 
to a division of the Synod in 1741— the"01d 
Side,'" as it was called constituting the 
Synod of Philadelphia, and the " New Side" 
the Synod of New York. This church 
naturally came into connection with the 
New Side, with many of whose views by 
reason of association and education Mr. 
Johnes warmly sympathized. 

We are now brought to his active labors 
in the congregation, in which we are to 
view him as a man of God. anxious to do 
good, to build up the waste places and bring 
his hearers to Christ. Of the style of his 
preaching but little judgment can be form- 
ed, as none of his sermons, as far as we 
know, were ever printed,* and but few of his 
MSS. remain, and scarcely any with us to- 
day are old enough to remember the style 
and character of his productions. We have, 
however, the record of these gathered Iroir. 
a former generation, and published in 1828, 
as follows : " As a preacher he is said to 
have been clear, plain, practical and persua- 
sive. His discourses were rather an affec- 
tionate appeal to the heart, than profound- 
and elaborate disquisition on abstruse points' 
of theology. He aimed rather to win men to 
the practice of holiness, than to terrify and 
denounce them." And, says one yet amongst 
us. Dr. Lewis Condict, in a vigorous old 
age, and who was with him a great deal in 
his last days, " As a preacher he was popu- 
lar, impressive and earnest, speaking horn 
the heart with affectionate kindness — he 
seldom failed to reach the hearts of his 
hearers. His sermons were seldom written 
out, but consisted of brief notes, on which 
he enlarged extemporaneously. He dwelt 



*One of his sermons was printed in The Rbcord of Octo- 
ber last. — Ed. 



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on the practical duties of Christianity, with 
fervor and plainness, seldom, if ever, indulg- 
ing in speculative theology or metaphysics. 
His favorite authors were Flavel, Baxter, 
Banyan and Doddridge. His delivery was 
natural and unaffected, with animation and 
earnestness adapted to his subject and suffi- 
cient to show that he felt the full force of 
the truths he uttered. 

As a pastor he was much with his people : 
visiting from house to house, and becoming 
acquainted with the circumstances of every 
family. In these interviews, he sought as 
in the pulpit to bring home the concerns of 
eternity to the hearts and consciences of each 
and by his kind words and genial manner 
he not only inculcated pure sentiments but 
was instrumental in training many in the 
ways of sobriety and godliness. He was 
particular in his attention to the children 
and youth, collecting them at stated periods 
in their respective neighborhoods and 
school houses, hearing recitations in the 
catechism, explaining its truths and occa- 
sionally bestowing upon those whose pro- 
ficiency was most apparent, some little 
token of approbation. By his kind atten- 
tions he won their hearts and retained them 
through life. His admonitions became law 
and as they grew up, they treated him 
with respect, venerated his presence and 
loved him for his excellencies. Then the 
power of the clergy was great and was skil- 
fully used by him. The child scarcely, if 
ever, heard their pastor disparaged and his 
instructions contemned and as a conse- 
quence, the seed that he scattered and his 
efforts to benefit were accompanied in due 
time with God's blessing, so that in his old 
age he found an entire congregation, whose 
hearts and minds had been moulded by his 
ministry, to be largely in unison with his 
own. 

At certain seasons he held regular meet- 
ings for young men, giving written ques- 
tions from the Bible to those who were 
willing to give written answers, which were 
publicly read and commented upon by him. 
The children when catechised always stood 
up as a mark of respect to the minister. 

He was preeminently a lover of peace and 
a peacemaker. Quick to discern any coldness 
or contention between neighbors, he was 
not at ease until the difficulties were removed 



i n harmony with the laws of affection and 
concord. He was dignified in deportment, 
yet easy of access ; still no one could trifle 
with him nor use unbecoming language in 
his presence. In church discipline he was 
strict as the many cases left on record 
abundantly testify, amounting in all to 170. 
This arose in part from the texture of so- 
ciety and from social usages which led the 
unwary astray. 

He was a man of great system and order, 
having a time for every duty. His days and 
hours for study and preparation for the 
pulpit were understood by his people, as 
well as his days for visiting and receiving 
visits. His church records exhibit the name 
of every member from the commencement 
to the close of his ministry, as well as mar- 
riages, births, baptisms and generally the 
ages of the children. Says the aged mem- 
ber alluded to and to whom I am greatly 
indebted for important reminiscenses of Dr. 
Johnes and who has had many opportunities 
of inquiring as to the time of marriage of 
parties, &c., " In but one instance have I 
found a disagreement as to the date of the 
marriage and that variance was but of a 
single day, and in that case the widow after 
much reflection admitted her own mistake 
and that the record of her minister was 
correct." 

Whilst in all these things he was a model 
pastor, the same regularity is not apparent 
in his attendance upon church courts. As 
the records of the Presbytery are lost we 
cannot tell how punctual he was in attend- 
ance upon its meetings. But those of the 
Synods of New York and Philadelphia are 
preserved and we find him often absent. 
At the first meeting of the Synod of New 
York after the division, held in Elizabeth- 
town, 1745 ; he was present, with Joseph 
Prudden, an elder from this church. In the 
following year a large number of absentees 
is recorded, among whom was Timoth)' 
Johnes, but with this insertion, "The Synod 
is informed that most of the absent members 
were upon their journey to New York to 
attend the Synod but were prevented 
through apprehensions of the small pox 
and other difficulties," In 1747 he is pres- 
ent with Joseph Prudden ; absent in 
the years '48, '49,' '51, '52, but present at 
Philadelphia in 1753; at Newark, 1754 and 



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123 



'56; absent in 1758, when the two Synods 
of New York and Philadelphia after a separ- 
ation of 17 years were happily reunited, after 
mutual concession had been made. In 1764 
he is again present with his faithful elder 
Joseph Prudden and both are placed on the 
commission of Synod. .In r 68 he is a mem- 
ber with Col. Jacob Ford as elder and is 
appointed one of a committee to visit Bed- 
ford, N. Y., and settle all the differences in 
the congregation. His last attendance upon 
the body was in 1779, when he opened the 
Synod with a sermon, having been moder- 
ator the preceding year. 

I have not been able to learn the amount 
of salary promised to the young pastor on 
his acceptance of the call, or in what way it 
was to be paid. In those days many of the 
congregations furnished their ministers 
with a house and farm or else promised him, 
in the call, a sum of money to buy a planta- 
tion. Thus when Mr. Hubbel was settled 
at Hanover and Westfield, the congregation 
gave him as a settlement so many acres of 
parsonage land in fee simple, while all who 
chose bound themselves by a covenant to 
be assessed according to their property. 
The salaries were often paid in kinds, wheat, 
Indian corn, hemp and linen yarn being 
frequently specified in the call. Yea, every 
imaginable article from " a riddle to a 
Squire's publishment of a marriage " has 
been found on the count books of ministers 
as being received in payment of stipend. 
Tradition makes the-cash part of Mr. Johnes' 
salary at first to be ^20, a trifle over $50. 
His table was furnished principally from the 
parsonage land, which covered the triangu- 
lar piece of ground bounded by Morris, 
South and Pine streets and stretching down 
to the Whippany rivei. The ploughing, 
planting of the ground and harvesting of the 
crops were performed mainly by the farmers 
of the parish, who also furnished and cut all 
the wood used, and at their visitations the 
parishioners carried large supplies for the 
table, when they were assured of a hearty 
welcome. "It was a rare occurrence" says one, 
"in those primitive days that a visitor carried 
away from the parsonage more good things 
than he or she brought, while in his social 
visits in the congregation, with his wife or 
alone, he scarcely ever returned home empty 
handed." The first allusion to salary on the 



church books is in April 1759, soon after the 
charter of the church was obtained* and is 
as follows : " We inquired into the ovet- 
plus money of Mr. Johnes' rates including 
the year 1757, when it was found that of ail 
past rates only /14, 13 was due to him. and 
after his demands were answered and the 
assessor collects from said rates, the re- 
mainder should be lodged in the trustees 
hands." These rates were assessed upon 
the property' or income, and collected by a 
person or persons appointed by the congre- 
gation and this custom continued until the 
building of the present edifice, which was 
commenced upon the same plan of assess- 
ment. Though we find at times that notes 
for the rates and subscriptions were put into 
the Dr.'s. hands which hetook as an equiv- 
alent for salary, making such reduction lor 
the poor as he deemed proper. As the con- 
gregation increased in members and wealth 
additions were made to his salary until it 
became ^150. The dwelling now occupied 
by Eugene Ayers, in Morris street, was the 
parsonage, and was either given to Dr. 
Johnes or was purchased tor a small sun> 
which he afterwards enlarged, and to the 
lot, on which the house stood, other lands 
bought by him were added. His children 
were well educated and trained for useful- 
ness, and at his death he left an estate^ 
which at that day was deemed large and val- 
uable. • 



*See ch.irter in Record, Jan. 1880, — Ed. 
( To be contitnted:) 



Rejjprt of First Church to the Presbytery 
of Morris and Orange, for year ending April 
ist, 1881 : 
Added on Examination, 

" Certificate, 
Present number of Members, 
Adults baptized. 
Infants 

Sunday School Membership, 
Contributed to Home Missions, 
" Foreign Missions 
" Education, 
" Publication, 
" Church Erection, 
" Ministerial Relief, 
" Freedmen, 
" " Sustentation, 

" " Miscellaneous Ob- 

jects, 1.053 00 

Assessment for General Assembly, 51 75 
Raised for Congregational purposes, 9,008 00 



29 
22 
592 



471 

$1,183 ^'o 
1,581 00 
411 00 
40 00 
127 00 
171 00 
112 00 

24 CO 



124 



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{(Jontinued from page 116.) 

MEMBERS. 

I The third column on this page is the work of the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankiuUy re- 
ceived. — Ed.] 

When Received. 

3. 1782. 



Names. 
Rebecca Pierson (Samuel) 
Elizabeth Shipman . 
Mary Lindsly (Major Joseph) 
Mary Ayers (Isaac) . 
Rebecca Hambleton (Benj.) 
Sarah Turner . 
Sarah Prudden . 
" 320 added to the ch. by my 
Eunice Tompkins 
Joseph Lewis, Esq., "My So 

law" . . . 

Mary Ward (Samuel) 
Mary Tennery (Michael) 
•Lydia Parker . 
Rebecca Wood (Samuel) 
Samuel Freeman 
Sarah Freeman (Samuel) 
Damans Prudden (Amos) 
Hope Keen (Thomas) . 

Ezra Halsey . 

Damaris Stiles (Timothy) 
John Walker . 

Hannah Walker (John) . 

Sarah Wilkerson 
'Experience Pierson 

William Cherry 

Rachel Cherry (William) 

Elijah Holloway, 

Philip Lindsley, 

David Gardiner, 

Abiel Fairchild, . 

Mary Arnold (Ziba) . 

Benjamin Pierson, 

Sarah Ross, (Isaac) . 

Catharine Crain (Moses), 

Margaret Faugerson (James 

PhQbe McGloclin (John) 

Silas Brookfield, 

Rachael Riggs, . 

Sarah Smith, . • . 

Asa Beach, 

Anna Humes (James) 

Thankful Tuttle (Nathaniel) 

Sarah Howell (Nathan), 

Zippora Johnson, widow, 

Joseph Prudden, Jr., . 

Jane Brown, widow, 



When Dismissed or Died. 



May 
July 



Apr. 14, 1828, aet. 79. 

June 30, 1809, aet. 63. 

Dis. to So. Hanover, March 4, i! 

" Moved." 



14. 



n. to ys. date, with 
Jan. I. 1783. 



Feb. 

May 



Aug. 
Sept. 



27. 
2. 



Oct. 30, 



m yt ha come from other chs. 480." 
" Moved." 

[1748. 
Died July 30, 1&14, born Dec. 23, 
" Moved." 

" Moved." 

Aug. 18, 1783, aet. 24. 

Sept. 16, 1833, aet. 80 y. 7 m, and 25 d. 

Feb. 9, 1817, aet. 62. 



Moved. 



" 


" 


" 


"Moved." 


" 


" 


" 


[died July 2, 1821, aet. 63 


Nov. 


2, 


" 


Dis, to Mt. Freedom, June 15, 1820, 


Aug. 


2, 


1784 


Feb. 15, 1793. aet. 48. 


Nov. 


5. 


« 


Sept. 2, 1825, aet. 78. 
March 27, 1827, aet. 70. 


Jan. 


1, 


1785. 


Feb. 24, 1826, aet. 61 y. 9m. and 9 d. 


Mar. 


4. 

It 


" 


" Moved." 


Apr. 


28, 


" 


Dec. 15, 1789, aet. 50. 


July 


2, 


.< 


Apr. 30, 1791, aet. 38. 

Died Jan. i, 1792, born Mar. 30, 1736 


" 


3. 


" 


" Moved." 


Sept. 


4. 


" 


" 


Nov. 


4. 


«' 


"Moved." 


Dec. 
<< 


32. 


" 


Excom. Oct. 3, 1797. 

Dis. as Mrs. Woods, Oct. 30, 1810, 

" Moved." [to Springfield. 



April 5, 1786. Aug. 7, 1813. aet. 81. 
June 30, " 



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125 



1770. 
Ma}'^ 13. 



May 27. 
June 3. 

July I. 

" 15- 

" 19. 
Sept. 16. 

" 30- 
Oct. 7. 

" 14. 
" 28. 

Nov. 2. 
" 4. 



( Continued from page 118. ) 

BAPTISMS. 

Sam'l Tuthill, Esq. & wf., ch. Jacob 

Ford, born April 6, 1770. 
Job Loree & wf., ch. John, born 

March 28, 1770. 
David Gardiner, on wf.'s accompt, 

ch. Lydia, born April 16, 1770. 
John Mitchel desired record of three 

children bap., as he saith, in 

New England, viz : Lydia, born 

Dec. 14, 1752. Thomas, born 

June 17, 1754. James, born 

March 29, 1756. 
David Cermighael & wf., ch. Bath- 

sheba, born April 16, 1770. 
Jonas Phillips & wf., ch. Samuel, 

born April 9, 1770. 
Silas Condict & wf., Negro, ch. 

John, born March 21, 1770. 
Jabez Condict & wf., ch. Moses, 

born May 21. 1770. 
John Redman & wf., ch. Joel, born 

May II, 1770. 
Jacob Fraze & wf., ch. Anne, born 

June 15, 1770. 
Hezekiah Stebins on wf 's accompt, 

ch. Lydia, born May 19, 1770. 
Eldr. John Lindsley & wf, ch. 

Henry, born July 10, 1770. 
Jedidiah Gregory & wf., ch. — born 

Aug. 12, 1770. 
Henry Gardiner & wf., ch. Catha- 
rine, born Aug. 4, 1770. 
Joseph Pierson & wf., ch. Bethuel, 

born Sept. 2, 1770. 
Ebenezar Coe & wf., ch. Stephen, 

born Sept. i, 1770. 
William Akeman on wf.'s accompt, 

ch. Rebeccah. 
James Brookfield & wf , ch. James, 

born Sept. 21, 1770. 
Isaac Prudden & wf , ch. Timothy, 

born Sept. 29, 1770. 
Joseph Benway on wf.'s accompt, 

two children. Prudence, born 

Nov. II, 1766 — Mary, born Feb. 

6, 1770. 
Jonathan Wood & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Aug. 23, 1770. 
James Miller & wf., ch. Kezia, born 

Aug. 10, 1770. 



Preaching Tour in Sussex 2 Sabbaths, 
Nov.20. Paulen Kill— Stephen Hagerty, 
ch. Sarah. 
" " Richard Westbrook's wf., adult, 

Mary. 

•' " Warick— W'illiam Decay & wf., 

ch. Enos. 

" John Wissner & wf.,.ch. Elizabeth. 

" " Hardiston— At Tim. Lindsley's, 

Alexander McCullock, renewed 

cov. & ch. bap., name Alexander. 

" 25. At Lawrence Decker's, Francis 

Headly & wf., ch. Susanna. 
'• 29. David Wheeler, adult. 

" David Wheeler & wf., ch. David 

Young, born March 12, 1770. 

Dec. 9. James McBride on wf.'s accompt, 

ch. Walter Irwin, born Oct. 8, 

1770. 

" John Rogers on wf 's accompt, ch. 

David, born Oct. 25, 1770. 
" Caleb Munson & wf, ch. Jacob, 
born Oct. 8. 1770. 
" 23. Cornelius Woodruff & wf, ch. 

Joab, born Nov. 11. 1770. 
1771. 
Jan. 4. Susanna Allen, ch. on own accompt, 
Jacob, born Nov. 11, 1770. 
" " Margaret, Serv. of Sam'l Robarts, 
ch. on her own accompt, Cloe, 
born July 3, 1769. 
Feb. 3. John Prudden & wf , ch. Prudence, 
born Dec. 16, 1770. 
" 24. Jedidiah Mills & wf., ch, Mary, born 
Dec. 28, 1770. 
Mar.17. Benj. Lindsly & wf., ch. Mary, born 
Feb. 6, 1 77 1. 
" " Nathaniel Armstrong & wf., ch. 
Silas, born Jan. 12, 1771. 
f Joshua Ball's children desired to be 

registered. 
I Kezia, born Sept. 12, 1747, Jacob, 

born Feb. 24, 1749. 

I James, born Sept. 10, 1750, Rachael, 

born March 19, 1752. 

^ I Mary, born Jan. 23, 1754, Hannah, 

born Oct. 7, 1756 ; all baptized 

I by Mr. Green, Phebe, born 

•{ Oct. 14, 1758; Jemima, born 

Oct. 14, 1761 ; Joshua, born 

Dec. 14, 1764; these bap. by 

Mr. Johnes. 'The following my 

present wife had by her former 

husband, John Tompkins, & 

baptized : Jonas, born Aug. 31, 

1748 ; Martha, born May 23, 

1752; Enos, born Mar. 26, 1754; 

John, born Jan. 4, 1771. 



CQ 

3 



126 



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1771. 
Mar.24. Moses Lindsley & wf.. ch. Irane, 
born Feb. 19, 1771- 
" •' Jonathan Tichenor &wf.,ch. Caleb, 
born Feb. 12, 1771. • 

April 7. David Fairchild & wf.. ch. Eunice, 

born Jan. i, 1771. 
" " Moses Prudden&wf..ch.Theodosia, 

born March 7, 1771. 
'• " Nathaniel Peck & wf., ch. Rachel, 

born Feb. 20, 1771- 
•' " Zenas Condict & wf., ch. Stephen, 

born Jan, 16, 1771. 
" " Lindsly Burnet & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born Dec. 26, 1770. 
" II. Icabod Cermichael & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Feb. 27, 1771. 
•' 14. John Mitchel & wf., ch. Hezekiah, 

born Aug. 14, i770- 
May 3. Phebe, wf. of Stephen Arnold, bap. 

at the same time, 
. .■' '• " Their son, Ezekiel, was bap., born 

Dec. 19, 1770- 
" " Mercy, wf. of Joseph Pierson, Jr., 

bap. at the same time, 
" " Their daughter, Rhoda, bap., born 

Dec. 3, 1768, and 
" '• Their daughter, Mary, born Feb. 4, 

1771. 
May 5. Rebecah,wf. of Sam'l Pierson, adult, 

born Sep. 2, 1741. 
" " Sam'l & wf., ch. Joanna, born Feb. 

18, 1770. 
" " Moses Munson & wf.. ch. Philip, 

born Mar. 12, 177 1. 
" " Joseph Riggs & wf., ch. Stephen, 

born Mar. 4, 1771. 
" " John Hathaway & wf., ch. Ruth, 

born Mar. 22, 1771. 
" 12. Solomon Southward on wf.'s ac- 

compt, ch. Mary. 
" 19. Ebenezer Stiles & wf., ch. Moses, 

born Apr. 2, 1771. 
" 26. Gilbard Ludlam & wf., ch. Henry, 

born Feb. 3, 1771. 
June 23. Peter Dickenson & wf., ch. Joseph, 

born Dec. 8, 1770. 
'* " Joshua Winget & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Mar. 10, 1771. 
" " Onesimus Whitehead & wf., ch. 

Asa. born May 4, 1771. 
" " Sam'l Ward on wf.'s accompt, ch. 

Charity, born Apr. 29, 1771. 



June 23. James Loce on wf.'s accompt, ch. 
Jemima, born Apr. 10, 1771. 
•' 30. Daniel Tichenor & wf.,ch. Elizabeth, 

born May 10, 1771. 
" " Paul Farber & wf., ch. Hannah, 
born Nov. 17, 1770. 
July 5. Phebe, wf. of Abr. Talmage, adult, 
born May 19, O. S., 1750. 
" " Abraham Talmage & wf., ch, Aaron, 

born July 30, 1770, 
" " Rachel, wf. of Jabez Rodgers, on 
her accompt, ch. Ruth, born 
Jan. 21, 1771. 
" 15. Nathaniel L'homedau & wf., ch. 

born May 16, 1771. 
" " Bois Jno. Prudden & wf., ch. Ga- 
briel, born Apr. 3, 1771. 
" " Rhoda, Dan'l Kenny's wf., on her 
accompt. Twins, John & Sarah, 
born Nov. 8, 1770. 
" 21. Fane, daughter of Kezia Ball, by 

Francis Redman, Oct. 5, 1770. 
" 28. Rob. McCalve on wf.'s accompt, ch. 
Rachel. 
Aug. 4. William Walton's wf., Catherine, 
on her accompt, ch. Will Pitt, 
born Feb. 13, 1771. 
" " John Poole & wf, ch. William, 

born May 22, 1771. 
" II. John Miller & wf., ch. John, born 

Feb. 18, 1769. 
" ■' John Miller & wf., ch. Jean, born 

April 13, 1771. 
" 18. David Gauden & wf., ch. Robard, 

born June 30, 1771. 
" 25. William Gray & wf., ch. John, his 
son, by former wife, born May 
27, 1764, & David, born of his 
present wife, & that on Oct. 3, 
1769. 
Sept. I. Mattaniah Lyon & wf, ch, Jacob, 
born July 30, 1771. 
3. Dr. Bern Budd, on wf.'s acct. ch, 
David, born July 28, 1771. 
" " Martha, wf. of Shatlrach Hathaway, 
family bap: on her acct. Jacob, 
born June 20, 1769; Ruth, born 
Aug. 31, 1767; Abraham, born 
Apr. 24, 1 77 1. 

" 14. Sam'l Alwood &wf., ch. Sarah, born 
Aug. 7, 1771. 

" 22. Peter Condict & wf., ch. Byram, 
born Aug. 22, 1771. 
(To be continued.) 



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127 



( CoitliJiwd from page 119. ) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 

1785. 
July 26. Thomas, son of James Smith, aet. 

7, poisoned by night-shade ber- 
ries. 
' 27. Ephraim Howard, aet. 46, drowned. 
Aug. 16. Child of Peter Carr. 

" " Child of Abraham Hudson. 

" 18. A Child of Daniel Mackentire. 

" " Phoebe, wife of John Blackman, aet. 

30, fever. * 
" 20. A child of Moses Allen, aet. 2, 

dropsy. 
" 22. Eleanor, widow of Richard Vergu- 

son,* aet. 71, consumption. 
" 30. A child of Cornelius Losey. 
Sept. 6. John, son of William Davis, aet. 2, 

fever. 
" A child of Jeduthun Day, whoop- 
ing cough. 
*' 13. Peter Schuyler Rusco, aet. 26, 

fever. 
" 16. Mary, wife of James Carter, aet. 68, 

consumption. 
" 17. Wife of John Cummings, aet. 35, 

consumption. 
" 20. Grand-child of Paul Farber. 
" 25. John, son of Stephen Pierson, aet. 

14, sudden. 
Oct. I. Child of widow Zipporah Johnson. 
" 4. Grand-child of William Hulbert. 
" 27. Mary Pierson, daughter of Abraham 

Munson, fever. 
" " Elizabeth, daughter of Hezekiah 

Stibbens, aet. 3, fits. 
Nov. 7. A child of Thomas Johnson. 
" II. A child of Daniel Gardner. 
" 18. Kezia. wite of Michael Miller, aet. 

36, consumption. 
" 20. Anne Mackentire, aet. 17. 
" 29. A child of Samuel AUwood. 
Dec. 26. A child of Sylvanus Arnold. 
" 30. Kezia, wife of John Tuttle, aet. 63, 

fever. 

1786. 

Jan. I. Child of Ziba Arnold. 

" " Stephen Cook, aet. 35, sudden. 

" 20. George, son of Jonas Phillips, aet. 

18, by the fall of a chimne}\ 
" " Jack, servant of Israel Canfield, 

aet. 50, by the fall of a chimney. 



" 23. Gideon Riggs, aet. 73, fever. 
" 27. Samuel Wood, aet. 34, fever. 
Feb. 16. Jemima, daughter of Deacon Allen, 
aet. 5, worms. 
" 19. Sarah, daughter of Michael Miller, 

fever. 
" 20. Mary, widow of Robert Goble, 

Esq.,t* aet. 85, old age. 
" 25. Mary, daughter of deacon John 
Ball,t decay. 
Mar. I. Richard Walker, aet. 73, old age. 

2. Isaac, son of Capt. Job Brookfield.t 
aet. I. dysentery. 
" 5. A child of Jedidiah Burwell. 
" 21. Elizabeth, widow of Benjamin 

Hinds, aet. 80, palsy. 
" 30. Phoebe, daughter of Deacon Allen, 
aet. 18, consumption. 
May 9. Aseneth, wife of Stephen Burnet, 
consumption. 
" 22. Phcebe, daughter of Joshua White- 
head, aged 19, consumption. 
" Phoebe, wife of deacon John Ball,t* 
aet. 41, consumption. 
" 24. Elisha Johnson.t aet. 51, pleurisy. 
June 3. Phcebe, wife of Ephraim Youngs,* 
aet. 34, nervous fever. 
" 16. Rachel, widow ot Stephen Arnold, 
aet. 98, old age. 
July 18. Sarah, wife of Samuel Oliver,* aet. 
53, rupture. 
" 20. Widow of Aaron Furman, aet. 30, 
consumption. 
Aug. 27. James Searing, aet. 47, tetanus. 
" 30. Phoebe, widow of William Losey, 
aet. 70, old age. 
Sept. 21. Mary, widow of Francis Casterline, 
aet. 62, fever. 
" 23. A child of John Pool the third. 
" 28. Child of Wm. Hulbert. 
Oct. 15. Esther, wife of Caleb Edy, aet. 30, '^;4e;, 
jaundice. 
" 27. Sarah, wife of Dan Trowbridge.t aet. 
42, asthma. 
Nov. 4. A child of Price Thompson. 
" " Zenas, son of Jesse Muir, aet. 24, 

remitting fever. 
" 18. Mary, wife of John Vancourt. aet. 

26, consumption. 
" 22. Elizabeth, wife of Peter Fairchild, 
aet. 33, fever. 
Dec. 19. Sharod Fairchild, aet. 22, consump- 
tion. 

( To be continued. ) 



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THE RECORD. 



{Continiiedfroin page I'JO. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

November 24th. 1790. 

The Trustees met at Mr. Lewis', present: 
the Presiotent, Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Ford, Mr. 
Johnson & Jonathan Ogden attended in 
consequence of his being appointed instead 
of Joseph Lewis, who had resigned his seat 
in the board. & Mr. Ogden being duly sworn, 
and subscribed the oath as the law directs, 
took his seat in the board. 

Voted that the subscriptions signed for 
the purpose of building a New Meeting 
House, dated 15th day of Sept., 1788, be de- 
livered to Joseph Lewis, Moses Esty & 
Daniel Phoenix, Jr., appointed a Committee 
of Directors to superintend the said Build- 
ing — and that the several sums therein sub- 
scribed be, & the same are hereby made pay- 
able to them. 

Voted that Mr. Ogden be & he is hereby 
appointed Clerk — voted that the Clerk call 
on such persons as are indebted to the 
board on note or otherwise, for the interest 
due on sd. Notes or Obligations, & that he 
receive the Interest now due, or renew the 
Obligations, or prosecute for the whole debt 
as the Clerk shall judge most proper. Voted 
the President do purchase a stove for the 
use of the Reverend Mr. Collins, agreeably 
to the vote of the Parish. 

Voted Mr. Johnson be appointed with 
Mr. Lindsley, in the stead of Mr. Lewis, to 
take care of the house where Jonathan 
Brown now lives. Voted that Mr. Lindsley, 
Mr. Ford & Mr. Johnson be a committee to 
view the lands proposed by Jonathan Dick- 
erson to be exchanged for a part of the par- 
sonage wood-lot, and report the terms of 
Mr. Dickerson, & their opinion thereon. 

At a meeting of the Trustees on the nth 
day of April, 1791, Mr. Condict, Lindsley, 
Johnson, Mills & Ogden being present. 
Agreed to continue on the present base of 
Mr. Duykink to Mr. King for the House the 
Rev. Mr. Collins now lives in. 

17th October, 1791. 

The Congregation being met, Mr. Jona- 
than Ogden & Mr. George Tucker was ap- 
pointed to collect the present arrear of the 
last Church Tax, including the Rev. Mr. 
Collins' salary. 



At a meeting of the Trustees on the 6th 
day of Feb., 1792, the President, Messrs. 
Lindsley, Mills, Johnson & Ogden being 
present. The Rev. Mr. Collins wished to 
know if he could have one & a half acres of 
the parsonage land adjoining Esquire Car- 
micals garden, for tjie purpose of a building 
spot and garden. Ordered that Mr. Mills 
pay William Cherry twenty-one shillings & 
nine pence, for repairs done to the Clock 
by Christian Bachman. 

Resolved a decision on the Rev. Mr. 
Collins application be postponed. Thomas 
Miller's account for assessing the Ministers' 
Tax, presented by John Mills for settlement, 
postponed to the next meeting of the Trus- 
tees, Mr. Mills to give said Miller notice to 
attend. Resolved all the moneys now due 
to the Parish on Bonds, Notes or other 
ways be immediately collected by the Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Parish on the 22nd 
Feb., 1792. Voted that in the room & stead 
of a Dwelling House an addition be made to 
the Rev. Mr. Collins' Salary equal to the 
interest a House proper for a Minister 
would cost ; to be estimated by a committee 
consisting of Benj. Lindsfey, Deacon Ailing, 
Joseph Lindsley.John Britton, Silas Condict, 
Cornelius Locy & Jonas Phillips. The 
Trustees wished the Parish to determine on 
the propriety of selling the Parish land to 
the Rev. Mr. Collins for building on. And 
the proprietors of the Academy for a build- 
ing spot on which to place an Academy. 

Voted the Trustees shall act in the busi- 
ness above mentioned as they think proper. 

At a meeting of the Trustees on the 22nd, 
Feb., 1792. The President, Messrs. Lindsley, 
Ford, Mills, Johnson, Arnold & Ogden being 
present. A Committee being appointed to 
inquire of Silas Howel the terms on which 
he would relinquish his reserve on a piece 
of land purchased of him by the Trustees, 
lying directly between the dwelling house 
of Caleb Russell and the dwelling house of 
Elisha Ayres, Esq. Report — Silas Howel 
will quit claim to said land on condition 
his Note of hand in the hands of the Trus- 
tees, & his subscription for the new Meet- 
ing House be canceled. The Trustees agreed 
to accept the same. 

(T9ht*onHnH«d.) 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N.-J. 

"This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



MAY, 



NO. 5. 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD. 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

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Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

( Continued from page 123. ) 

HISTORICAL SERMON— No I. 
By REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D. 
As to the benevolence of the church in 
matters pertaining to the well being and 
furtherance of Christ's Kingdom, but little 
can be gathered. At the time of Mr. Johnes' 
installation David Brainard was preaching 
to the Stockbridge Indians, and in 1744 he 
came to the Forks of the Delaware, and in 
1745 he visited the Indians at Crosswicks, 
near Freehold of this State. He was in that 
day the missionary of the church, and of 
the monies collected in 1745 in connection 
with his mission, I find in his life the sum of 
£1, 5 credited to Morristown. This was the 
first Foreign Mission collection ever made 
by this congregation. 



{Printed with the approval of Session.) 

themselves in behalf of the college, and 
collected the sum of £\\o — of which Dr. 
Johnes gave ^9, and Jacob Ford £;i\. In 
1787, the sum of £\\ 3s. gd. was sent for the 
education of poor and pious youth in the 
college. 

The first church edifice was no doubt 
reared some time before the coming of Mr. 
Johnes. We judge that this was so from 
the fact that prior to his induction there 
were no less than nine public confessions. 
It was a wooden building nearly square and 
stood a few rods east from this structure on 
land given by Benjamin Hathaway and Jon- 
athan Lindsly for a parsonage and burial 
ground. On this land the house already 
mentioned and occupied for many years by 
Dr. Johnes was reared and the land enlarged 
by purchase by order of trustees in 1762. 
It was stated by some of those who seceded 
from Hanover that when the frame was 
raised, a small platform of boards, with a 
chair and small table served for a pulpit and 
the congregation were seated on the sills 
and on other timbers. The congregation 
slowly increased — at the First Communion 
six were added and in the next 21 years 
67 were admitted to full communion on 
profession and more by certificate — from 
which we infer that the growth of the coun- 
try was not rapid— among this number was 
Kezia Ludlow second wife of the pastor. 



The only other record is of sums contri- j At this time the taste and ability of the 
buted to Princeton College.' This institu- } congregation were somewhat improved, 
tion commenced its operations in Elizabeth- The barn-like church did not suit them with 
town in 1746, under Jonathan Dickinson — its shingled sides and its plain exterior, 
removed to Newark in 1747, and was under After considerable discussion, the trustees 
the control of Aaron Burr, and was then re- j granted permission on January 24, 1764, to 



moved to Princeton in 1757. In 1769, Dr. 
Rodgers was appointed by Synod to visit 
the churches in Morris county, but in Jan- 
uary of the same year the session of this 
church determined, notwithstanding, the 
public expense now lying on them to exert 



the congregation to erect a steeple, and also 
agreed that Col. Ford should have the care, 
management and oversight of its erection 
which he accepted — a tower with a spire was 
raised to an elevation of about 125 feet, at 
the west end of the building and a bell hung 



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— the same bpll which still summons the 
people to the house of God. The tradi- 
tional history of this bell is that it was pres- 
ented to the church at Morristown by the 
King of Great Britain. It has on it the im- 
press of the British Crown and the name of 
the makers, " Lister & Pack of London, — 
fecit." The vane of this steeple decorated 
the spire of the old Academy of New Ver- 
non. 

In the year 1771, (Sept. 7) "the trustees, 
Henry Primrose, Benjamin Bayles, Benja- 
min Cox, Samuel Roberts, Joseph Stiles, 
Samuel Tuthill and Stephen Conkling, in 
consideration of ^5 and also for and in con- 
sideration that the Justices .and Freeholders 
of Morris county, and successors do con- 
stantly and continually keep full and in 
passable repair that part of the hereafter 
mentioned Lott of land commonly called the 
Gully (a portion of the present 'Green') 
containing one acre strict measure for the 
sole use and purpose of a Court House, 
Gaol," etc. This deed specifies " that if the 
Court House aforesaid shall be removed to 
any other place then this indenture and 
everything herein contained to be void and 
title to the aforesaid lot of land to revert to 
said Henry Primrose," etc. When the pres- 
ent Court House was built, the land reverted 
to the church. But the whole now em- 
braced in the park was sold by the trustees 
in 1816 to certain parties for $1,600, and in 
virtue of this sale, the land occupied by the 
Court House became according to the deed 
apart of the "Green." 

By the revivals of 1764 and 1774, the 
church was greatly enlarged, so that room 
could scarcely be had for the congregation 
in the old square building — on the latter 
year the trustees agreed that the Society 
might enlarge the meeting house at their 
discretion — whereupon the timbers running 
lengthwise were sawn asunder in the centre 
and the western half moved about 25 feet 
and the space built up to conform with the 
old parts — a spacious gallery was raised on 
the front and each end — the pulpit high and 
cup like in the centre of the north side, the 
main entrance door on the S. side in front 
of the pulpit. Two other entrances, one at 
each end were provided, and thus in this 
building the first pastor of Morristown be- 
gan and ended his labors. 



Such was the church and the minister, 
but ere we can complete the whole, we must 
glance at the congregation. The Sabbath 
was the great day of the week — the ser- 
mon the principal event and chief topic of 
converse. There were two services on the 
Sabbath, with an hour intermission. In 
winter there were no means of warming the 
old church, yet from all parts of the patish, 
embracing a much larger circumference than 
at present, they came — many on foot, espe- 
cially the boys and the men — and the rest 
on horseback. Sometimes in carts with a 
sheaf of straw laid across for a seat. Before 
the Revolution there were very few wagons 
or carriages — all are warmly clad especially 
in cloth of domestic manufacture, prepared 
for the rigors of winter — the females having 
generally foot stoves. They enter the build- 
ing and a division made nowhere else in all 
their social and religious customs at once 
takes place. The men are seated promis- 
cuously on the W. side of the broad aisle, 
which serves for a partition, the wives and 
the little ones on the opposite side — the 
same distinction holding good in the gallery, 
and kept up until this house was reared. 
Access was to the galleries by two stair- 
ways, and this part of the building was re- 
served for the youth and the unmarried. 
A few overseers of grave character were 
distributed through the galleries to preserve 
order, and which seems to have been neces- 
sary in those days. As there were no pews 
claimed as private property the front seats 
were generally filled by the old. The ser- 
vices begin — the prayer is offered — the 
Psalm or Hymn read. Watts' was alone 
used in those days and continued until sup- 
planted by the "Church Psalmody." When 
the pastor sits down, up rises the Psalm set- 
ter as was his title in those days, and stand- 
ing at the foot of the pulpit commences 
the tune — whea the first line is sung, the 
second line is read which was also sung, and 
thus reading and singing alternately till the 
end of the Psalm. It was nothing very un- 
usual to have considerable variety both in 
the music and the sentiment of the line, 
some forgetting the words and some the 
tune adapted to the metre of the line. 

This part of worship was in due time 
remedied through the labors and persever- 
ance of the pastor, who as a lover of good 



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sacred music, was instrumental in organiz- 
ing singing schools in the parish. He en- 
couraged the young to attend and was often 
present himself, advising with the teacher 
in the proper selection of music suitable for 
the sanctuary. By degrees a great reform 
was effected. Psalm books were procured. 
The rising generation could read, which was 
not true of all their fathers, and in time the 
lining was discontinued to the joy of the 
younger, but to the grief and displeasure of 
some of the older members of the congre- 
gation. We have heard that one good man 
was so incensed at this innovation that he 
would not come to Communion 'for years. 
Improvement in singing led to the forma- 
tion of a choir, and during the latter part of 
the ministry of Dr. Johnes, the superiority 
of the Morristown choir was universally 
admitted. 

For many years this was the only house 
of worship in Morristown — then the Bap- 
tist church was organized. Benedict in his 
history of the Baptists says, "As early as 
1717, (this is a mistake) one David Goble 
with his family of the Baptist persuasion re- 
moved to this place from Charleston, S.C., 
and some ministers of the same order began 
to preach at their house ; a small company 
after many years of patient eflfort were col- 
lected as a branch of old Piscataway, which 
in 1752 was formed into a distinct church." 
The first building was erected on the lands 
of the said Goble, about two miles from 
town and just beyond the brick school 
house on the road to Baskingridge. In 1770 
their first building in the village was erected. 

There are many matters of a private and 
public character with which the name of 
Dr. Johnes is connected, but I must pass by 
all and allude to one of historic value, re- 
lating to a religious act in the life of Wash- 
ington. At the commencement of the year 
1777, Washiilgton reached Morristown and 
took winter quarters at the Arnold tavern — 
scarcely had he arrived before he encoun- 
tered a new enemy — the small pox. It at- 
tacked soldier and citizen so that we find 
from the Bill of Mortality 68 deaths in this 
congregation alone from this terrible dis- 
ease, and during the year from various 
causes 205 deaths in the parish, exclusive of 
soldiers. Never in the history of the town 
has death chained so many to his chariot 



wheels as in that year of suffering and sad- 
ness. Every public building \vas seized for 
the soldiery — the church was a hospital, and 
often in the morning were the dead found 
lying in pews. Dr. Johnes, son of the pas- 
tor was intrusted with the care of the sick. 
This state of things compelled the congre- 
gation to meet in the open air for divine 
service. As the time of Communion drew 
near, which was then observed semi-annu- 
ally, Washington accosted Mr. Johnes with 
the inquiry " if membership with the Pres- 
byterian church was required as a term of 
admission to the ordinance.' To which he 
replied " that all who loved the Lord Jesus 
were welcome." This pleased and satisfied 
the General, and on the coming Sabbath in 
the cold air, he was present with the con- 
gregation assembled in the orchard in the 
rear of the parsonage, and in the natural 
basin, still found there, he sat down at the 
table of the Lord, and in the remembrance 
of redeeming love obtained no doubt relief 
from the scenes that appalled and the cares 
that oppressed him. The common opinion 
is that the Lord's Supper was administered 
in the church. This is so stated in Spark's 
life of Washington and by other writers, but 
the true version is as already given. The 
church was occupied by invalid troops till 
the close of the year 1777, if not till some 
time in 1778, as the records of the trustees 
show. This was the only time after his en- 
trance upon his public career that Washing- 
ton is certainly known to have partaken of 
the Lord's Supper. 

We have seen Mr. Johnes in different 
parts of his ministry, let us look at him at 
the grave. It is towards the last of Octo- 
ber, 1775 ; the foliage is changed and falling; 
in the spring, he had stood there in the 
same spot and deposited the remains, in the 
open tomb, of a beloved grandchild. Now 
it is over all that is mortal of a Godly elder 
that he is deeply moved. The coffin is low- 
ered — he lifts his voice in prayer — of the 
weeping and afflicted mourners, one is ab- 
sent, a wayward youth, at that time captain 
of a company, and seemingly hardened in 
guilt. For that son earnest petitions are 
arising to a covenant God, that he would 
answer the cryings and intense desires 
of the departed for that erring boy, the 
prayers that were registered in the court of 



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heaven for him— that son draws near, he has 
visited his home and found it desolate — a 
neighbor has told him of the death of his 
father, and of the funeral services — he has- 
tens to the grave and unseen by the pastor 
he listens to the allusion to the prayers that 
are on high. These words reach his soul 
and by the Spirit they are instrumental in 
leading him to Jesus, when he consecrates 
himself to his service and for his glory. 

Thus did God own his labors, in the per- 
formance of his official duties at the grave 
of a friend — let us follow him a few years 
later to the couch of the invalid — to one 
who has seen service in the army. He is 
approaching his end. The ambassador of 
Christ tells him of deliverance and beseeches 
him to be reconciled to God. The message 
thus brought finds a lodgment in his soul, 
it drives him to the cross, when a change 
great and marked is apparent to his Quaker 
wife. This with his death so affects her that 
she too is touched, and in due time she em- 
braces Christ as her only hope, and pub- 
licly professes her faith in Christ in the old 
church. The faithfulness of the aged pas- 
tor impresses itself upon the mind of the 
orphaned boy, which never lost his power 
over him. That boy grew to man's estate 
and for 54 years was a member of this church 
— and his children's children are members 
of it to-day — while numbers of his descend- 
ants in various parts of the country are con- 
nected with the Presbyterian church. In 
1783, Mr. Johnes received the degree of D. 
D. from Yale College, no mean honor in 
those days. Soon after this he began to 
feel the infirmities of age, but kept on la- 
boring actively till the year 1791, when 
Aaron C. Collins was installed as Collegiate 
pastor, which lasted only for a short time 
and was in no way fruitful of good. 

About this time Dr. Johnes fractured his 
thigh bone by a fall, which confined him for 
months to his bed, and made him a cripple 
for the remainder of his life. After more 
than a year's confinement he was able to at- 
tend public worship. Aided by one or two 
of his elders he reached the desk where 
seated on a high cushioned chair he would 
occasionally address the people. In this 
condition he preached in 1793, ^'s half cen- 
tury sermon to a crowded assembly, who 
cane from ^11 quarters to bear it. His text 



was, " I have fought a good fight, I have 
finished my course," etc., 2 Tim. 4; 6 — 8. 
Of that review of his ministerial labors and 
their results no trace is found. In the de- 
livery of that discourse he manifested un- 
usual animation, and in the closing prayer 
he seemed to breathe out his whole soul in 
fervent petition for the peace, prosperity and 
salvation of his people. The service closed 
by singing the 71st Psalm — "God of my 
childhood and my youth," etc. In reading 
the I st verse says an eye-witness. " his voice 
began to falter and became tremulous. He 
proceeded with much emotion, whilst the 
tears trickled over his venerable cheeks, 
and before he could utter the last line his 
voice seemed to die away amidst the sobs 
and tears of the whole assembly." 

Seldom did he address his people after 
this. In the following winter, as he was 
riding to church on Sabbath morning his 
sleigh was upset a short distance from his 
house which broke his other thigh bone. 
He was carried to his home and never left 
it till he was removed by the hands of others 
to the graveyard, where he had so often 
stood, his body to repose in silence to the 
resurrection morn. He died Sept. 15, 1794, 
in the 78th year of his age, and 52d of his 
pastorate and 54th of his ministry, and his 
sepulchre is with us unto this day. 

His tombstone bears the following in- 
scription " as a Christian few ever discov- 
ered more piety — as a minister few labored 
longer, more zealously, or more successfully 
than did this minister of Jesus Christ." 

He received into communion with the 
church over 500, baptized 2,827 persons and 
married 948 couples. 

As a people have we not reason to-day to 
thank God for this church, and as a church 
have we not reason to bless its great head 
for such a pastor-*-so well suited to lead his 
people to Christ — to preach the great doc- 
trines of redeeming love, and to exemplify 
in his life so much of what he recommended 
to others — reason to be thankful for his 
moulding influence — his strong Christian 
character by which he guided the young 
and the old in the ways of truth and right- 
eousness; — and whilst we thus seek to re- 
vere the memory of the departed and tell to 
those who knew them not their virtues and 
achievements, we desire in the acts to honor 
not the mere instrument but God the agent. 
To kim be all the gflory. 



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{Continued from page 124.) 

MEMBERS. 

[The third column on this page is the work of the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed.] 

When Received. 



Names. 
Elizabeth Alwood, 
Sarah Serren, . 
Aaron Riggs. 
Sarah Allen, widow, . 
Daniel Burnet, 
Esther Burnet (Daniel), 
Elizabeth Eddy (Thomas) 
Joshua Lambert, 
Abigail Munson (Abr.), . 
Moses Wilkerson, 
Hannah Wilkerson, (Moses) 
Ame Bears (Nathaniel) 
John Burnet. 
Samuel Day, 
Ezekiel Ludlam, . 
Joseph Woodman, 
Ann Woodman (Joseph), 
Jesse Cutler, 

Mary Broadwell (William) 
Charity Goble (Aaron) 
Martha Johnson (Richard), 
Nathaniel Bruen, 
Kezia Pierson, 
Armstrong Johnes, 
Leah Johnes, (Armstrong,) 
Phineas Chitester, 
James Chitester, 
Phebe Wick (William.) 
John Alwood, 
Cap. Joseph Halsey, . 
Rachael Redman, 
Moses Johnson, Jr., . 
Martha Ward, 
Phebe Plummer, 
Jerusha Halsey, (Cap. Joseph,) 
Elizabeth Cutler (Jesse) 
John Arnold, . 
Hannah Johnson, 
John Lindsley, 
Sarah Lindsly (John), 
David Lindsly, 
Tahpenes Lindsly (David), 
William Meeker, 
Samuel Tuthill, Jr., 
James Stiles, . 
Phebe Schenck (Abr,), . 
Eunice Johnson, 
Jiuth Johnson, . . 



June 30, 1786. 



When Dismissed or Died. 
Oct. 25, 1820, aet. 81. 



Aug. 



29, 1787. 
23, " 

30, " 



Dis. June 12. 1811 to 
Nov. 28, 1789, aet. 92. 



[Country." 
Western 



Nov. 2, 



" 


25, " 


July 


4, 1788 


" 


6, " 


Sept. 


15. " 


" 


28. " 


Nov. 


9. " 


Feb. 


27. 1789. 


July 


5. " 


Aug. 


9. " 


Sept. 


6, '• 



Feb. 14, 1803, aet. 73. 

Dis. Feb. 11, 1810 to N. Y. State. 

" Mov^.d." 



Aug. 12, 1796, aet. 44. 
Dec. I, 1800, aet. 44. 
April 4, 1809, aet. 100. 



Oct. 23, 



Sept. 4, 1827, aet. 70 y.. 6 m. 
June 19, 1790, aet. 25. 
June 4, 1795, aet. 44. 
Nov. 7, 1825, aet. 75. 
" Moved." 

April 28, 1790, aet. 34. 
Jan. 30, 1809, aet. 62. 
Excom. Sept. 24, 1808. 
Excom. July 15, 1807. 



14 d. 



" 


" 


"Moved." 


Nov. 


I, " 


May 18, 181 1, aet. 56 


Jan. 


3. 1790- 


" Moved." 



12, 



April 30, 



March 4, 1849, aet. 90. 
Dec. 14, 1830, aet. 87. 



Excom. 

Jan. II, 1821, aet. 



60. 



" Moved." 

July 27, 1834, aet. 71. 

Dis. April 26, 1813 to Basking Ridge 

Dec. 21, 1835, aet. 73. 

" Moved." 



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( Continued from page 126.) 

BAPTISMS. 



1771- 



Sep. 22. Mary Chever, bap. adult, on a sick 
and expectedly dying bed, died 
Oct. 2, 1771. 
" 29. Phineas Fairchild & wf., ch. Jestus, 
born July 20, 1771. 
Oct. 3. Thomas Cheever, bap. adult, and 
expectedly on dying bed. 
" 6. Thomas Lashley & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Oct. 15. I770- 
" " Seth Crowell & wf., ch. Silas, born 

Sept. 4, 1771- 
" 13, David Ogden on wf's accompt, ch. 
Huldah Tapping, born Aug. 22, 
1771. 
. •• 29. John Mills & wf , ch. bap. at ye own 
house, Ruth, born Oct. 3, 1771. 
Nov. 17. Joseph Condict & wf., ch. Cyrus, 
born Oct. 21, 1771. 
•• 24 Eleazar Hathaway & wf , ch. Ben- 
oni, born Sept. 29, 1771. 
Dec. 22. Joseph Lindsley & wf.. ch. Anna, 
born Nov. 23, 1771. 
" 29. Sam'l Hains on wf's accompt, twins, 
Elizabeth & Ruth, born Nov. 9, 

1771- 

" " Abraham Talmage & wf, ch. Na- 
than, born Nov. 14. I77i- 

1772. 

Jan. 6. Nathan Reeve, 2 children, Elizabeth, 

born Mar. 27, 1770, & Jonathan, 

born June 29, 1771. 

Feb. 2. Philip Lindsley & wf, ch. Israel, 

born Dec. 18, 1771. 

" 9. Benj. WoodruflF & wf., ch. Daniel, 
born Aug. 26, 1770. 

" 16. Jonathan Hathaway & wf, ch. 
Abigail, born Jan. 15, 1772. 

•' 21. John Bridge & wf., children Jemi- 
ma, born Nov. 15, 1767; Ketchel, 
born Sept. 21, 1769, 

" 23. David Youngs & wf., ch. William, 
born Dec. 13, I77i- 

'• " John Allen & wf, ch. Phebe, born 
Dec. 14, 1771. 
Mar. I. Silas Howell & wf., ch. Charles, 
born Jan. 21, 1772. 
8. Alexander Cermichael & wf., ch. 
Ann, born Jan. 27, 1772. 

•' " Lydia, wife of John King, ch. Wil- 
liam Turner, born Hn. 14, 1772. 



Mar. 8. Benj. Pierson & wf., negro, ch. 
Cezar, born Oct., 1771. 
" 15. Stephen Arnold &wf,ch. Elizabeth, • 
born Feb. 14. 1772. 
Apr. 1. Sam'l Pierson & wf., ch. Timothy, 

born Feb. 24, 1772. 
April. 1378. Majority of males — 3. 
Apr. 12. Jacob Ford, Jr. & wf, ch. Jacob, 

born Mar. 15, 1772. 

Apr. 26. Thomas Millar & wf, ch. Bethiah, 

born Jan. 23, 1772. 

" " Eleazar Lindsley & wf , ch. jemima, 

born Jan. 28, 1772. 

" Silas Stiles & wf , ch. William, born 

Feb. 18, 1772. 
" Nathaniel Condict &wf.,ch. Phebe, 

born Feb. 28, 1772. 
" Daniel Cermichael & wf., ch. Re- 
beccah, born Jan. 4. 1772. 
May 3. James Smith & wf, ch. Hannah, 
born Feb. 8. 1772, 
" Jabez Condict & wf., ch. Ira, born 
Mar. 6, 1772. 
" 10. Job Lorain & wf., ch. Martha, born 
Mar. I, 1772. 
" Lindsley Burnet & wf., ch. Phineas, 
born Mar. 18, 1772. 
" 17. Peter Prudden & wf, ch. Phebe, 
born Mar. 20, 1772. 
" David Wheeler & wf., ch. Sarah, 
born Mar. i, 1772. 
" 31. Abraham Canfield & wf , ch. Anne, 
born Jan. 20, 1772. 
June 7. Ben. Hathaway, Lieut. & wf , ch. 
Jacob, born Mar. 28, 1772. 
" 14. James Gillespie & wf , ch. William, 

born Feb. 26, 1772. 
" 28. John Loce on wf s accompt. 2 chil- 
dren, Abner, born June 28, 1770. 
Silas, born Mar. 24, 1772. 
July 3. Sam'l Robart's servant, ch. Pompe. 
'• 5. Gilbard Allen & wf, ch. Sarah, born 

—177a. 
" " Jonathan Ford on wf's accompt. ch: 

Julia, born May 15, 1772. 
" 12. Wid. of David Case. ch. Elizabeth, 
better than a year old. 
" Edward Byram'swf, in his absence, 
ch. Ebenezar Olden, born June 
13, 1772. 
Aug. 2. Doc. Bern Budd & wf., ch. William, 

born 1772. 

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135 



(CoTrlinued from page 137.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 
1787. 
Jan. 20. A child of Samuel Logan. 

" " Peter Hill * aet. 66, asthnia. 
Feb. 5. Sarah, widow of Jonathan Crane,* 
aet. 63, consumption. 
" 28. Teresa, daughter of Capt. James 
Rodgers, surfeit. 
Mar. 16. Widow Biglow, aet. 65. decay. 
" 18 Widow of Solomon Bates, aet. 97, 

old age. 
" 28. A child of Timothy Hun)pherville, 
still-born. 
Apr. 14. A child of Mr. Moles, 
" 22. Philip Castenor. aet. 66, hurt and 
fever. 
May 12. Abraham Allen, son of Jedidiah 
Osborn, aet. 9, drowned. 
" 28. Widow of James Searing, aet. 43, 
consumption. 
June 2. A child of Benjamin Marsh, still- 
born. 
" 9. A child of Vincent Guering, 
" 26. John Bloomfield, aet. 10, found 
dead. 
July 7. Mary, wife of Henry Wick,t aet. 69, 
palsey. 
A child of John Freeman. 
Samuel, son of Chatfield Tuttle. 
A child of Phinehas Ayres. 
A child of John Arnold. 
A child of Moses Wilkison. 
Joseph Benway, aet, 57, erysipelas. 
Capt. Daniel Gard.t aet. 50. apo- 
plexy. 
Seth, son of Moses Johnson, aet. 

20, consumption. 
Wife of Benjamin Hulbert. 
Mary, widow of deacon Daniel Wall- 
ing, t aet. 77, old age. 
A child of Caleb Howard. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph 

Beers, aet. i, fever. 
Phoebe, daughter of deacon John 

Ball,t fits. 
Wife of James Carven, aet. 40, found 

dead. 
Widow Hyler, aet. 70, decay. 
Mary, widow of John Armstrong, 

84, old-age. 
Feb. 8. Ebenezer, son of Jedidiah Gregory 

aet. 25, consumption. 



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Apr. 2. 
" 26. 

May 9. 



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June 16. 

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Sep. 5. 

" 28. 

Nov. 5. 
Dec. 9. 

•• 27. 

1789. 
Jan. 17. 

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Ebenezer Cooper, aet. 70, old-age. 

Benjamin Hallsey, Esq.,* aet. 66, 
Insanity. 

Elizabeth, wife of John Jacob 
Fsesch, Esq., aet. 36, phrenzy. 

Hiram, son ot Jacob Casterline. aet. 
2, fever. 

Child of Timothy Goble.t 

Hannah, wife of John Rodgers,* aet. 
52, remitting-fever. 

Alexander Johnson, aet. 66, con- 
sumption. 

Tabitha, widow of Daniel Frost,* 
aet. 75, old-age. 

A child of David Brown, t fits. 

Esther, wife of David Fithian, aet. 

21, child-bed. 

Isaac Searing, aet. 82, old-age. 

Cornelia, daughter of Daniel Phoe- 
nix, jun., aet. 2, scald. 

Hannah, daughter of Jacob Ball, 
aet. 2, sudden. 

Sarah, wife of John Crowell, aet. 37, 
inflammatory- fever. 

Daniel, son of Doct. Ebenezer 
Blachly,t aet. 19, bleeding at 
the lungs. 

Rhoda, wife of Daniel Sturges, aet. 

22, consumption. 

Lewis, son of Lindsley Burnet, aet. 

5, fits. 
Daughter of Jonas Goble.t aet. 10. 
Moses Willis, aet. 40, found dead. 
Joseph, son of Joseph Lewis, relax. 
Mary, widow of Timothy Pierson, 

aet. 76, fever. 
Stephen Conkling, jun.,* aet. 38, 

fever. 
A child of Samuel Mills, jun., still- 
born. 
Phoebe, wife of Zophar Freeman,* 

aet. 54, fever. 
Daniel Freeman, aet. 71, arthrax. 
Samuel, son of Ephraim Lyon, aet. 

15, fever. 
Rebeckah, wife of Eliphalet Clark,* 

aet. 63, fever. 

Benjamin Freeman, aet. 77, peri- 

pneumony. 
Esther, wife of Benjamin Freeman, 

aet. 70, fever. 
( To be conti7iued. ) 



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{^Continued from page 128.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

At a meeting of the congregation of the 
First Presbyterian Church, at Morris Town, 
the 15th day of March, A.D., 1792. 

Voted that Jonathan Dickerson serve as 
Moderator; that Joseph Lewis serve as 
Clerk. 

A letter was presented by Silas Condit, 
Esq., signed by Jacob Arnold, dated Feb. 25, 
1792, On rnotion whether the said letter 
shall be read, it passed in the affirmative, and 
is in the words following : " Gent'n., I know 
not who to direct to, but if I understand the 
Subscription, the Subscriber is at liberty at 
the end of every year to declare of from 
Mr. Collins, if so the second year ends next 
March ; I declare of from paying any fur- 
ther Sallery to Mr. Collins as a preacher than 
two years, and further : if his subsistance 
as a preacher depends on the trustees to the 
congregation, I declare off and mean to ap- 
ply to the Presbytery to silence or discharge 
said Collins from Morris Congregation as a 
preacher. This notification I give in be- 
half of myself and the Congregation. Ire- 
main Gent'n. Your humble Serv't, Jacob 
Arnold. 

Silas Condit, Esq., president of Morris Con- 
gregation & to the Deacons & Elders of 

said church." 

On motion whether Mr. Arnold was au- 
thorized by the Congregation to give the 
aforesaid notice, and sign said letter in their 
behalf, it passed in the negative. On motion 
whether the Congregation approves of the 
contents of said letter, it passed in the neg- 
ative. On motion, it is resolved, that this 
Congregation highly disapprove of the con- 
duct of the said Jacob Arnold, as it directly 
tends to disunite and disturb the peace of 
this congregation and that his assuming 
to act in behalf of this Congregation in a 
matter of so great importance and that so 
essentially affects their interests and happi- 
ness, without their knowledge or consent 
& contrary to their desire, is altogether un- 
justifiable, and that he the said Jacob Arnold 
be discharged from the office of Trustee to 
the congregation. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at the House 
of Mr. Mills on the 12th day of May, 1792. 
Present: the President, Mr. Mills, Mr. Lind- 
sley, Mr. Johnson & Mr. Ogden attended 

t the close of the business. 



Voted Mr. Mills & Mr. Ogden be appointed 
to collect Mr. Collins' rate for the present 
tax. 

Voted that Mr. Johnson's acc't in the 
books of the Trustees be discharged by way 
of the land sold to the proprietors of the 
Academy. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at the 
house of Caleb Russel, Esq., 5tli day of 
September, 1792. The President, Mr. Lind- 
sley, Mr. Ford, Mr. Mills* Mr. Johnson and 
Mr. Ogden being met, a deed being made 
out for one hundred feet of land in front and 
one hundred and thirty feet deep on the hill 
opposite the Conners land agreeable to a 
vote of the parish requesting the trustees to 
act discretionary on this affair, the 22d Feb. 
1792 — thesd. deed was then signed conveying 
twenty-nine hundredths of an acre of land to 
the proprietors of the intended Academy for 
the sum of thirty pounds Jersey money. 
Caleb Russell, Esq., gave his obligation for 
sd. sum. A committee consisting of Mr. 
Condict, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Ogden was 
appointed to examine the acct. of the mana- 
gers of the new Meeting House. 
At a meeting of the Parish on 24th Jan. 1793, 
Dea. Gilbert Ailing chosen Moderator, and 
Isaac Canfield chosen Clerk, Silas Condict, 
Esq., one of the committee appointed to ex- 
amine the acct. of the managers of the new 
meeting house — reported a settlement of sd. 
accounts. 

Resolved, That in order to discharge the 
debts contracted, on acct. of Building sd. 
Church and to proceed in further furnishing 
the same that the sum of twelve hundred 
pounds be raised this year by subscription. 

Resolved, sd. subscription be payable the 
1st of April next. Resolved, that Israel 
Canfield draw the subscription, and that 
Deacon Ailing and George Tucker call on 
the people of the parish to subscribe on or 
before the first of March next. 

The parish proceeded & chose Joseph 
Marsh in place of John Mills who declines 
as manager. Doctor William Canfield, man- 
ager in place of Joseph Lewis who declines. 
Benja. Linds, Esquire, declines serving as 
manager, whereupon Israel Canfield was 
chosen manager in his stead. The congre- 
gation having been advertised agreeable to 
law in order to chose a Trustee, Benjamin 
Pierson was duly elected to that office. 
{To be contin'ued.) 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



JUNE, 1881. 



NO. 6. 



{Printed with th 

THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristovvn, N. J. Terms, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Vol. I. complete, 75 cents. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

{Continued from page 132.) 

HISTORICAL SERMON-No. 2. 
By REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D. 
Preached Thanksgiving Day, 
1862. 
In our preceding discourse we traced the 
history of this church till the death of Dr. 
(ohnes, its first pastor in the year 1794, but 
prior to this there were two important 
movements which exerted a great influence 
upon the after prosperity of this Zion ; the 
one, the visit of Rev. James Richards, re- 
sulting in his settlement ; the other, the 
building of the edifice in which we now 
worship. We have glanced at the exterior 
and interior of the old building when en- 
larged and improved in 1774 to meet the 
growing necessities of the congregation, 
but as the population of the township in- 
creased that structure became too small, and 
in an attempt to repair it in 1788, those who 
had been agitating the subject of a new 
building objected to the plan proposed. 
Finding the opposition influential, the 
trustees agreed to call a parish meeting 
which convened in the church Ma3f 13, 1788; 
there the congregation voted that repairs 
be omitted and that Justice Lind^y, Major 
Lindsly and Jos. Lewis be a committee to 



e approval of Session.] 

make an estimate of the expense of a church 
to be built of timber, and that Deacon 
Prudden and Justice Carmichael be a com- 
mittee to make an estimate of the expense 
of a brick church 65 feet long and 45 feet 
broad, and that both estimates be laid before 
the congregation on June 5th On that day 
the congregation assembled, and after con- 
sultation and debate the votes were taken, 
when it was decided by a " considerable ma- 
jority " that the house should be built of 
timber. A committee was appointed " to 
carry a subscription through the parish to 
get a sufiicient sum for erecting a new meet- 
ing house 65 feet long, 50 feet wide and 25 
feet high to be enclosed with shingles." 
This committee were successful and report- 
ed to the Board of Trustees on the following 
year, that " there was a sufficient sum sub- 
scribed for enclosing a house of timber ac- 
cording to the estimate heretofore made." 
This was laid before the parish meeting 
Dec. II, 1789. when Elder Philip Condict 
and others opposed the whole movement, 
alledging that the old house would do for a 
number of years with some repairs, but to 
this the majority would not listen, and it 
was again voted that a new house should 
be built after one year. Deacon Prudden 
and those who sympathized with him were 
still anxious for a brick structure, but were 
a second time defeated by a large majority. 

This subject occupied much of the 
thoughts of the people in their social inter- 
views, both as to the size, shape and loca- 
tion of the building. Before the expiration 
of the year the parish are assembled to talk 
over the new enterprise, when the follow- 
ing resolutions are passed : 

"That the Committee of Directors pro- 
ceed to provide materials for the new meet- 
ing house as soon as convenient. 

" That the house be built 70 feet long and 
50 feet broad, with the privilege of adding to 



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or taking from any number of feet not ex- 
ceeding five. 

"That a committee of council be appoint- 
ed to give further instructions to the Com- 
mittee of Directors from time to time as 
they may think proper, &c. 

"That the said committees have leave to 
apply to the Legislature for the privilege of 
a lottery to raise a sum of money equal to 
the expense ot building the new meeting 
house." 

If this application was ever niade it was 
refused, as we hear no more about it.* 

The meeting was held Oct. 8. 1790, and in 
a memorandum book of one of the commit- 
tee for the purchasing of materials, we have 
the following entry : " Timber to be all 
white oak, cut in old moon of Dec, Jan'y or 
Feb'y, and delivered on the green by the 
day of next, Nov. 1790." Then fol- 
lows the prices of the posts, girts, plates, 
beams, rafters. &c. 

After various plans had been canvassed 
the committee decided upon the one adopt- 
ed — to have the building 75 feet long, 55 
wide, the steeple 20 feet square, 9 of which 
were taken from the main building, leaving 
ing an audience room of 66 feet in length. 
The work was commenced in the spring of 
1791. The head carpenter was Major Jos- 
eph Lindsly, assisted by Gilbert Allen, both 
Elders in the church and men of great moral 
worth and highly beloved by the congrega- 
tion. The frame was raised on Sept. 20, 
1791, and on several successive days. Some 
200 men assisted in the work, from which 
we may form some conception of the 
amount of timber embraced in this noble 
edifice, which says one, " for strength, sol- 
idity and symmetry of proportion was not 
excelled by any wooden building of that 
day in New Jersey." 

The first site selected for the building was 
in the grave yard not far from the old 
church ; this fact is gathered from an ac- 

*We need not however be surprised at this resolution for 
lotteries were at that time resorted to and for more than half 
a century previous, to raise funds for particular objects both 
personal and public. Thus we find in one year lotteries ad- 
vertised in the New York papers for the following objects : to 
build a parsonage at Elizabeth Town, another at Turkey, 
(New Providence,) another at Hanover to buy a parsonage 
house and land, another at Amwell to finish the Presbyterian 
church, and another at Newark for completing the church, 
and among the managers of this we find the name of Col. 
Jacob Ford. In 1759 we find a scheme for making an addi- 
tion to and repairing St. lohn's Church, Bli/..ibeth Town. 
Tickets to be had of the Rev. Mr. Chandler ; another for 
building Trinity Church, Newark, the highest prize Ji.ooo. 



count book of that date, which has been 
very much mutilated but in which is the 
following entry : 

" William Cherry, Cr. 
By one days work done in the grave 
yard towards the foundation where 
the house was first ordered to be built, 5, o" 
It was changed chiefly through the agency | 
of Dr. Jabez Canfield, but why, I can find ^ 
no satisfactory reason ? The location has 
never given satisfaction and several at- 
tempts have been made to move the church 
but without success, and it will no doubt 
stand where it is until superceded by a new 
house of worship. 

It IS very difliicult to arrive at any defi- 
nite conclusion respecting the cost of the 
building from the diflFerent (and seemingly 
conflicting) statements on the parish re- 
cords. In Jan'y, 1792, it is " resolved, that 
in order to discharge the debts contracted 
on account of building said church and to 
proceed further finishing the same that the 
sum of _£i,2oo or $3,000 be raised this year 
by subscription." More than two years after 
this, a committee of 24 is appointed to go on 
and finish the building and all that is paid 
beyond the sums subscribed and received 
shall be assessed on the pews when sold. 
On January i, 1796, another committee is 
chosen to make an equitable assessment on 
the parishioners for the purpose of raising 
^4,000. This subscription list we have seen 
containing 394 names, and the total sum as- 
sessed amounting to ^4.496, 8, ranging from 
£S to i^ioo*; but several demurred to the 
amount affixed to their names which had to 
be lowered and several refused, and in twenty 
cases I find that the assessment on the 
property was too low and they were taxed 
higher. The sums thus corrected fell ;^527 
below the ^4,000 needed, so that this 
method failed and the one finally adopted 
was, after reserving certain seats, appraising 
the remainder so as to yield $10,000; at that 
time the estimated expense of the building 
on which 5 per cent, was to be paid to meet 
the minister's salary. On Nov. 26, 1795, the 
congregation worshipped in this house for 
the first time, though it was not until sev- 
eral months afterwards that the whole was 
completed. The pulpit was not finished and 
furnished until sometime in 1796, when this 
fell as in later times to the ladies who col- 



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139 



lected from their own sex the sum of $125 
" for the purpose," as their subscription 
paper ran — "of dressing the pulpit, getting 
curtains for the large windows of the meet- 
ing house, a new funeral pall, and a gown 
for the minister." In the following year the 
walls were whitewashed and " the inside of 
the church ordered to be a light blue." 
Gradually the whole was finished at a cost 
considerably over $10,000. We have heard 
the sum stated at $12,000. 

This for the times was a great undertak- 
ing. Commenced soon after the close of 
the protracted war with Great Britain when 
taxes were heavy and must be paid ; when 
the country was burdened with debt; paper 
money the only currency : nearly every 
farm mortgaged and when creditors ran 
from their debtors, afraid of the Continental 
money, when a silver dollar was scarcely 
seen, and gold was if anything rarer — yet 
steadily was the work prosecuted in the 
midst of the most trying discouragements 
while the willingness of the people to be 
taxed nearly $10,000 for the purpose of de- 
fraying the expenditure, shows a noble 
spirit ; and the readiness with which so 
many came forward — over 360 persons in all 
to contribute to the undertaking.reveals -the 
fact that more were willing to share and bear 
the burdens of the sanctuary than at pres- 
ent. The communicants at that time num- 
bered but little more than half of the sub- 
scribers as scarcely 40 pews were reserved 
for sacramental days, and only the name of 
one person now living is on that long list, 
telling us of death's doings in 64 years, and 
showing us how one generation goeth and 
another cometh. 

The house commenced in 1791 ; conse- 
crated in 1795, completed in 1797 ; still 
stands as firmly and compactly as when 
first erected. Twice has it been struck with 
lightning, oft has its lofty spire creaked in 
the wintry blast, against it have the storms 
of Heaven beat, but all have been in vain to 
injure and destroy. It still points in all its 
massive grandeur to Heaven, and though 
the work of a former it may well be the 
pride of the present generation, and should 
be cherished by us as a spot hallowed by 
the sweetest memories and as the grand 
achievement of a noble ancestry. 

Twice has it been renovated to corres- 



pond with the demands of the age ; the first 
time in 1841, when the floor was raised and 
the ceiling lowered, the high backed and 
square pews reduced in size, and other cor- 
responding improvements at a cost of some 
$3,000; the second time in 1859. when a 
thorough alteration was made in both the 
interior and exterior at an expense, of some 
$6,000. The church can boast of three pul- 
pits; the first small in size and high in po- 
sition, remained till 1819. When the church 
was thoroughly painted and cleaned at a 
cost of $817, then the old pulpit was remov- 
ed and given to the church at Newfound- 
land, and another more modern in style was 
built which cost nearly $300, and which was 
enlarged by two new panels in 1841. The 
present pulpit was erected last year at much 
less expense than the former and is in every 
way to be preferred. 

The first pastor of the new church was 
Rev. James Richards ; the old edifice which 
stood 60 years and was taken down in 1797, 
could boast of but one pastor — this of many; 
both were built in troublous times and in 
the midst of much that was oppressing ; 
both were erected by men of a former gene- 
ration ; both have been blessed to the good 
of hundreds of souls, who are now in glory 
and have been of incalculable benefit to this 
region of country. Our fathers may have 
wept when they saw their old shepherd re- 
moved and the house in which he had so 
long led them to the green pastures and the 
still waters of the gospel ; some may have 
wept when they thought of the glory of the 
former in 1764 and 1774, the years of the 
right hand of the Most High, but in this we 
can truly say that " the glory of this latter 
house is greater than the former." 

The building of the new church was the 
development of a new life and the introduc- 
tion of a new order of things. The Revolu- 
tionary war gave new views to the country, 
higher conceptions of its. future which 
brought the diflferent States into one grand 
union, and under one and the same consti- 
tution. This had a great influence upon 
the different Christian organizations of the 
land, making all in time independent of the 
civil power and sweeping away every vestige 
of colonial law that interfered with the re- 
ligious rights of the people. Under the in- 
fluence of this, hopeful progress and expan-- 



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sion came to our ecclesiastical body, which 
in 1786 determined to form a constitution 
adapted to the state of the Presbyterian 
church in America, to form four Synods and 
a General Assembly composed of dele- 
gates from the several Presbyteries, so that 
whilst delegates from different States were 
in session at Philadelphia framing a consti- 
tution, ours was formed and being discussed 
in the lower judicatories, and was adopted 
and went into operation near the same 
time as that of the United States.* With 
something of this expansive feeling was our 
own church building contemplated ; at first 
in 1787 the old house 30x50 was good 
enough, then a new structure 65x45 was 
needed in 1788 which was enlarged to 65x50 
in 1789, which grew to 70x50 in 1790. and 
when the frame was raised in 1791 assumed 
its present proportions 75x55. 

As Dr. Johnes had come from Long Is- 
land to mould and consolidate this church 
in its infancy ; so from the same place came 
Richards in its transition and formative 
state with all the energies and vigor of 
youth around it to direct its interest, con- 
trol the energies of its members, guide their 
impulses and lead their heaven born ten- 
dencies to God and truth. Like Johnes he 
was also of Welsh descent, and was born at 
New Canaan, Ct., Oct. 29, 1767. In his 
early years he suffered much from bodily 
weakness, but gave at that same time great 
evidence of fine intellectual powers. Rear- 
ed in a Christian home, strong religious im- 
pressions were made in the buddings of 
youth upon his heart, which were never af- 
terwards effaced. In his 19th j^ear he be- 
came thoroughly awakened to his condition 
as a sinner and soon afterwards publicly 
consecrated himself to God, and united with 
the Congregational church in Stanford. 
The reigning desire of his heart was now to 
live for God in the work of the ministry 
and who opened, up a way for his young 
servant to enter upon a preparatory course 
of study, which though interrupted by se- 
rious sickness was assiduously prosecuted 
until his licensure in 1793 when he com- 



•And here we may remark on the authority of Chief Jus- 
tice Tilghman that in determining the structure of our national 
government the framers of the United States constitution bor- 
rowed very much of the form of our republic from that form 
of church government found in the constitution of the Presby- 
terian church of Scotland. 



menced the active duties of the ministry ; 
first laboring at Ballston, N. Y., and then 
supplying two small congregations pn 
Long Island. 

Soon after the dismissal of Mr. Collins, a 
parish meeting was called for the especial 
purpose of consultation, prayer and inquir}-^ 
as to the best mode of supplying the pulpit, 
which resulted in the appointment of a dis- 
creet and influential member of the church 
to take such measures as his judgment 
would approve to obtain a suitable pastor 
for the church. In the discharge of their 
trust he was led to consult several ministers 
and was finally led to Dr. Buel, the early 
and constant friend of Dr. Johnes and his 
college companion, who directed him to 
young Richards then laboring in the adjoin- 
ing parish, who listened on th§ Sabbath to 
his pulpit ministrations and with which the 
commissioner was so well satisfied that he 
invited him to visit Morristown, which he 
did, bringing with him the highest testimo- 
nials from Dr. Buel who was weil known to 
the congregation, and who wrote : " the 
man who on a thorough acquaintance with 
James Richards does not love him, cannot 
himself be deserving the love of any man." 
He not only preached to the people with 
great satisfaction but also to the aged pastor 
in his own dwelling that he might judge of 
his fitness, and to both with such acceptance, 
that on the 21st of July, 1794, a call was 
made and put in to his hands the same day, 
in which he was to receive $440 salary in 
quarterly payments, the use of the parson- 
age and fire wood. This was in due time ac- 
cepted by him, and on the istof May, 1795,* 
he was ordained and installed pastor of the 
church by the Presbytery of New York. 
Dr. McWhorter, of Newark, preached the 
ordination sermon from Acts' 20:24. Dr. 
Rogers, of New York, presided ; Mr. Aus- 
tin, of Elizabeth gave the charge to the 
people. 

{To be continued. ) 



*The two following facts are of interest in connection with 
this date : George O'Hara advertised that his stage would 
commence running from Morristown to Powlcs Hook (Jersey 
City), on first Monday of April, 1795, twice a week for 9 
shillings, and one penny a pound for all baggage above 7 lbs., 
way passengers 4 d a mile. Morristown post oflRce was the 
only one in the county in 1793. In it letters were advertised 
for persons at Bedminister, Mendham, Baskingridge, Bottle 
Hill (Madison), New Market, FLinders, Hanover, Bound 
Brook, Franklin, Mt. Hope. Pompton, Ramapaugh. 



THE RECORD. 



141 



( Continued from page ] 33. ) 



MEMBERS. 



When Received. 
July 2, 1790. 



Nov. 5, 



June 26, 1791. 



e Record. Information which will 
of any blank, will be thankfully re- 

IV hen Dismissed or Died. 
" Moved." 



Died in 1821. 

Feb. 12, 1830, aet. 63 y. 6 ni. and 19 d. 

Aug. 30, 1803, act. 62. 

Dis. Nov. 26 to 3rd Ch., Newark. 

Dec. 10, 1828, aet. 78. 



July 


4. " 




Nov. 


6, " 


Excom. Dec. 16, 1816, 
Nov. 26, 1808, aet. 60. 
May 14, 1833, aet. 81. 



[The third column on this page is the work of th 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling 
ceived. — Ed.] 

JVames. 

Jonathan Johnson, 
Phebe Johnson. (Jonathan,) . 
Sarah Meeker. (William,) , 
Ephraim Muir, 
Abraham T. Schenck, 
Bathsheba Carmichael (Dan.,) 
Rhoda Pierson, (wid. of Isaac,) 
Ame Byram, (16 yrs. old,) 
Elizabeth Burnet, (Lindsley,) 
Phebe Burnet, (Matthias), 

Burnet, (Ralph), 
Jacob Pierson, 
Jacob Ball, 
Mary Ball, (Jacob), 
Phebe Lindsley, (Isaac), . . " " 

[This completes the list of those who united with the church upon profession of their 
faith, during the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Johnes, 424 in all. Add to these 179, who " were 
in full communion when the ch. was first collected and founded, together with the num- 
ber of those that came since from other churches." (Record, p. 12), and we have the 
total number of 603 communicants under Dr. Johnes' pastorate of half a centurj^. Besides 
these, is a list of 589 " half-wa}'- " members, found on pages 28, 36, 44, 52, and 60, of The 
Record. — Ed.] 

Rev. Aaron C. Collins, Colleague of Rev. Dr. Johnes. 

Bethuel Hayward, . . Jan. 3. 1791. 

Temperance Hayward, (Bethuel), ' 

William Hamilton, . . May 23, " 
Hamilton, (William) . " " " 

Abraham Munson, . , July 2, " 

Abraham Conkling, . . Sept. 11, " 

Jemima Conkling, (Abraham), . " " " 

Gabriel Ford, . . . Oct. 6, " 
Frances Gold Ford, (Gabriel), 

Charlotte Ford Condict, (Silas, Jr.% Dec. " 

Jeptha Wade, . . . Jan. 2' 1792. 

Wade, (Jeptha), . • 

Matthias Crane, from ist ch., N. Y., " " " 

Jane Crane. (Matthias), . " " 

Henry Vail, . . . June i, 

Phebe Vail, (Henry), . . ' 

Damaris Hall, (Jacob), ... " " •« 

Pruda Marsh, (Joseph), . " 3, •' 

Enoch Miller, . , ...... 

Sally Miller, . . . ...,<. 

Sarah Clark, (Enoch), . . " " " 

Joseph Marsh, . . Sept. 2, 
Abigail Mills, (Timothy), 
Anna Losey, (Cornelius), 



Died March 6, 1850, born Dec. 8, 1776. 



Dis, Jan. 7, 1825, to Union Town. Pa. 

Nov. 12, 1832, aet. 79. 
March 28, 1814, aet. 56, 

Died Feb., 1821. 



Excom. Oct. 3, 1797. 



{To be contitmed.) 



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THE RECORD. 



1772. 
Aug.23. 



" 3°- 
Sept. 4. 

" 6. 

Oct. 4- 

" II. 

" 15- 

" 25 



Nov. 15 



" 20 



Dec. 6 



( Contintiedfrom page 134.) 

BAPTISMS 

Elder John Lindsley & wf., ch. 

Phebe, born July 7, 1772. 
Nathaniel Morris on wf's account, 

ch. Elizabeth, born July 28, 

1772. 
Usual Coe & wf., ch. Matthias, born 

July 30, 1771- 
Henry Gardiner & wf., ch. Esther, 
born July 20, 1772. 

Matthias Burnet. Jr., & wf., ch. 

Sarah, wf. of William Chariot, 

adult. 
Wm. Chariot & wf, ch. Stephen, 

born Feb. 16, 1772. 
James Miller on wf's acct., ch. Eliz- 
abeth, born Aug. 20, 1772. 
Joshua Guering & wf., ch. Aram, 

born July 2, 1772. 
John Redman & wf, ch. Rachael, 

born Sept. 10. 1772. 
Abijah Cheever, adult. 
Abijah Cheever & wf., ch. Abijah, 

born Aug. 10, 1772. 
Geo. Phillips & wf., ch. Ruth, born 

Sept. 28, 1772. 
Isaac Pierson &wf, ch. Phebe. born 

Sept. 3, 1772. 
Ezekial Day & wf., ch. Abigail, 

born Sept. i, 1772. 
John Prudden's wf , husband absent, 

ch. Anne, born Sept. 15, '72. 
. Jonas Phillips& wf., ch. Mary, born 

Sept. 18, 1772. 
Jedidiah Gregory & wf., ch. Mabel, 

born Oct. 6, 1772. 
Peter Norris & wf., ch. David, born 

Sept. 18, 1772. 
I no. Jacks on wfs acct., children, 
Wm., born May 8, 1770, Lidia, 
born Oct. 23, 1772. 
Abraham Ludlam bap. and with his 
wf. had ye family bap. John, 
born Mch. 15. 1762, Sarah, born 
Aug, 21, 1763, Abigail, born 
Dec. 4, 1766. 
Moses Johnson & wf., ch. Catharine, 

born Sept. 12, 1772. 
Wm. Chariot & wf., ch. Aaron, born 
Oct. 20, 1772. 



Dec. 6. Benoni Hathaway & wf, ch. Silas, 
born Oct. 26, 1772. 
" 13. Ichabod Carmichael & wf., ch. 
Phebe, born Oct. 24, 1772. 
" Hezekiah Stebbins on wf's acct., ch. 
Hannah, born Oct. 11, 1772. 

1773- 
Jan. 10. David Phillips on wf's acct., ch. 
Jonathan, born Oct. 24, 1772. 
" 17. Doc. Goold, ch., at wf's, request & 
grandmother presenting, was 
bap, name. Wm. Budd. 
*' 24. Zenas Condict & wf., ch. Sarah, born 
Nov. 2, 1772. 
" Caleb Munson & wf., ch. Silas, born 

Dec. 23, 1772. 
" Silas Ayers & wf., child Abigail, 

born Nov. 28, 1772. 
" Zebedee Brown on wf's account, ch. 
John Thompson, born Nov. 24, 
1772. 
" 31. Moses Prudden & wf., ch. Moses, 
born Dec. 17, 1772. 
Feb. 14. Moses Lindsley & wf., ch. Sarah, 
born Jan. 10, 1773. 
" " Richard Johnson &wf., ch. Hannah. 

born Jan. 8, 1773. 
" 28. David Day on wf's acct., ch. Silas, 
born Oct. 9, 1770. 
" Ichabod Cooper on wf's acct., ch. 
Samuel, born Jan. 15, 1773. 
Mch. 21. James Brookfield & wf., ch. John, 
born Feb. 13, 1773, 
" " James McBride on wf's account, ch. 
Mountrose Irwin, born Jan. 9, 

1773- 
" Jonathan Tichenor & wf., ch. Da- 
vid, born Feb. 6, 1773. 
" Jos6ph Pierson, Jun. & wf., ch. 
Ezekiel. born Jan. 17, 1773. 
Apr. I. Peter Condict & wf., ch. Lewis, 
born Mch. 3, 1773. 
" Joseph Bears & wf., children Silas, 
born Apr. 23, 1771, Hannah, 
born Feb. 8, 1773. 
" II. Dr. Timothy Johnes & wf., ch. 
Elizabeth, born Jan. 13, 1773. 
" Thomas Tattle & wf., ch. Ebenezar, 
born Feb. 22. 1773. 
" " Sam'l AUwood & wf., ch. Joseph, 

born Feb. 16, 1773, 
" '• Widow of Solomon Southard, ch. 
Benjamin, born Feb. 14, 1773. 
( To be eoniinued. ) 



THE RECORD. 



U3 



1789. 
Jan. 30. 
Mar. 2. 



( Continued from page 135. ) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 



April 3. 

" 22. 

" 23. 

" 24. 
May 30. 
June 7. 



July 6. 
'• 24. 

" 29. 
Aug. 5. 

'* 13- 
•• 15- 

" 15. 

" 18. 
Sept. 3. 
Oct. 4. 



" 21. 

Nov. I 

•' 16. 

" 19. 



24, 



•* 28. 
•* 30, 



Dec. 


I 
>5 


1790. 
Jan. 13 



Child of Ziba Ludlow, 

Mary, daughter of David Freeman, 
worms, aet. i. 

Esther, wife of Joseph Tuttle,* con- 
sumption, aet. 36. 

Lucinda Lee, daughter of Ephraim 
Youngs, meazles, aet. i. 

Sarah, widow of Solomon Boyles,* 
old age, aet. 80. 

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Kinney, 
Esq., dropsy of the breast, aet.53. 

A child of Luther Axtell. 

Samuel, son of Daniel Coleman. 

Ephraim, son of John Sutten, 
dropsy, aet. 17. 

Mary, widow of Michal Tennery,* 
fever, aet. 41. 

A child of Reuben Woods, still-born, 

Esther, wife of William Johnes, 
consumption, aet. 21. 

Abraham Canfield,* tabes, aet. 57. 

Phinehas Ayres, drowned, aet. 38. 

John Lyon, drowned, aet. 40. 

A child of Abraham Hudson. 

Daughter of John Powers, fever, 
aet. 20. 

Joseph Youngs, obstruction in the 
bladder, aet. 57. 

Herrick Benjamin, old age, aet. 70. 

Child of John Morris. 

Richard, son of Zenas Mills, con- 
sumption. 

Sarah, daughter of Richard John- 
son, fever, aet. 3. 

Shadrach Howard,* fever, aet. 65. 
Child of Benjamin Thomson. ^ 

Child of Vincent Guering. 

Jonathan Elmer, son of Jonathan 
Dickerson, lingering decay, 
aet. 8. 

Child of Thomas Johnson. 

William, son of Joseph Marsh, colic, 

aet. I. 
Widow Sarah Allen,* old age, aet. 92. 
Hannah, widow of Jonathan Linds- 

ley, old age, aet. 77. 
Widow Stillwell, old age, aet. 87. 
Abiel Fairchild,* consumption, 
aet. 50. 

Ruben Cooper, fever, aet. 32. 



Jan. 24. Hannah, widow of John Burwell, 

carbuncle, aet. 65. 
Feb. 7. David Godden,* dropsy, aet. 66. 
" 18. Joanna, daughter of Abraham Gil- 
bert, phrenzy, aet. 15. 
Mar. 6. Robert M'Calvey, inflamed brain, 
aet. 66. 
" 17. Cyrus, son of David Freeman, fever 
and ague, aet. 3. 
Apr. — John Crowell,* hasty consumption, 
aet. 45. 
3. Child of Joseph Shipman. 
" 21. Daniel Beers,* drowned, aet. 37. 
" 28. Armstrong Johnes,* consumption, 
aet. 34. 
May 2. Sam'l Pierson, consumption, aet. 42. 
" 10. Hubert Duburk, dropsy, aet. 52. 
" II. Stephen Smith Lyon, sudden, aet. 26, 
" 21. Deborah, wife of David Day, con- 
sumption, aet. 43. 
" 22. George Riddles, consumption.aet. 38. 
June 4. Rachel, daughter of widow Conk- 
ling, worms, aet 5. 

5. Matthew Fairchild, nervous fever, 

aet. 69. 
" 12. Thomas Guering, fever, aet. 77. 
" 19. Mary, wife of William Broadwell,* 

consumption, aet. 25, 
July I, Sophia Burk, consumption, aet. 23. 

6, Margaret, wife of Michael Mounts, 

consumption, aet, 25. 
" 24. A child of Isaac Mills, still-born. 
Aug. 9. A child of James Stiles, fits. 

" 24. Isaac Pierson, dropsey of the breast, 
aet. 53. 
Sept. 9. Daughter of Peter Carr, consump- 
tion, aet. 13. 
" Servant child of Benjamin Freeman, 
fits. 
" 16. Hannah, daughter of Jacob Caster- 
line, fits. 
" 21. An illegitimate child, found dead. 
" 25. Elizabeth, daughter of John M'- 
Collom. consumption, aet. 2. 
Oct. 7. A child of Solomon Brown. 

" 14. Huldah, daughter of Benjamin 
Pierson, consumption, aet. 3. 
Dec. 35. Hannah, wife of Timothy Peck,* 
dropsey, aet. 79. 
" 31. A child of Daniel Nixon, aet. 3. 

1791- 
Jan. 8. A child of Nathan Reeve. 

" 25. Mary, daughter of Simeon Broad- 
well, sudden, aet. i. 
{T»be contmtud. ) 



144 



THE RECORD. 



( Continued from page 136. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at the house 
of George O'Hara, the 28th Jan'y, 1793, 
the President, Mr. Lindsley. Mr. Mills, Mr. 
Ogden, and Benjamin Pierson attended in 
consequence of his being elected — who, be- 
ing duly sworn and subscribed the oath as 
the Law directs took his seat in the board. 

Joseph Munson applied for a piece adjoin- 
ing the lands of Sam'l Morrison and James 
Pitney. Voted. Mr. Munson shall have the 
Refusal of a building spot at sixty pounds 
per acre. Mr. Munson, satisfied with the 
conditions, a committee consisting of Mr. 
Condit and Mr. Mills be appointed to survey 
sd. land and make out a Deed. 

At a parish meeting held at the meeting 
house, 2nd Sept., 1793, 

Resolved that the confession made by the 
Rev'd. Aaron C. Collins before the associ- 
ation, be read. 

Whereas, the Rev. Mr. Collins has re- 
quested to be discharged from this Church 
and congregation as their pastor, and at the 
same time submitted to them to fix the 
period when his salary should terminate, 
and the church and Congregation having 
maturely considered the same. Resolved 
that they agree to his proposition for a 
separation from him as their pastor. Re- 
solved, that the Trustees take charge of the 
parsonage & that they settle with Mr. Col- 
lins with respect to that part thereof which 
contains the nursery of mulbery trees agree- 
able to justice at their discretion. Resolved, 
that Silas Condit, Jacob Arnold, Caleb 
Russell, Gilbert Ailing, Joseph Prudden, 
Benj. Lindsley, Jonas Phillips, Jonathan 
Stiles, Joseph Lewis, Matthias Crain, Dr. 
Wm. Campfield & Timothy Johnes, Jr., be a 
committee to ascertain and settle with Mr, 
Collins the arrears of salary that may be 
due to him. 

Resolved, that the Deacons & Elders of 
this church be a committee for supplying 
the pulpit — that the said committee be au- 
thorized to employ any person dul}"^ quali- 
fied to preach the Gospel whether as Sup- 
plies or Candidates for any time not more 
than three months, & in order that such 
service be duly rewarded, the said Commit- 
tee are directed to prepare and present a 
subscription to the parishioners of this Con- 



gregation for the purpose of raising the 
sum of one hundred pounds or there abouts 
to be appropriated for the payment of such 
supplies or Candidates, including the service 
already performed by the Rev. Mr. Baldwin, 
& if the sum so raised should not be all ex- 
pended as above directed previous to the 
settlement of another minister in this Con- 
gregation — that such remaining sum shall 
be disposed of as the Congregation shall 
hereafter direct, & the sd. Comniittee are 
directed to keep an accurate account of 
their receipts and disbursements & lay the 
same before the Congregation whenever 
thereunto required, and, whereas it becomes 
us as professing Christians always to take 
notes of & wisely improve the dispensations 
of Divine Providence & as it is abundantly 
evident that God is now frowning on us as 
a Congregation, not only in permitting our 
pastor to conduct unbecoming his character 
and profession, but also in suspending 
those divine influences which are absolutely 
necessary to the being & continuance of 
Christian Love and Unity, the lamentable 
consequences of which obviously appear 
in the recent divisions & animosities that 
take place among us, with this view of 
our situation and in the same measure sensi- 
ble of our guilt and vileness, our lukewarm- 
ness, sloth & want of Zeal in the cause of 
Religion, and of the justice of God in his 
dealings with us. and of our entire depen- 
dence on him for every degree of grace, 
wisdom and prudence; we think it proper 
and do agree to set apart the day of 

this as a day of humiliation, fasting 

and pra5'^er to Almighty God that he would 
P9ur out his Spirit upon us and grant us 
that penitent & forgiving temper of mind 
that may dispose us to peace and union and 
that he would direct us in the path of duty 
in our future endeavours for the settlement 
of the ministry and perpetuating the Ordi- 
nances of the Gospel among us. 
{To he continued, j 

The part of the second historical sermon 
by Rev. Dr. Irving, published in this num- 
ber of The Record, will be especially in- 
teresting in its account of th;- building of 
the present edifice in which the First 
church worship. The frame was raised 
Sept. 20, 1791. 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



JULY, 1881. 



NO. 7. 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Vol. I. complete, 75 cents. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

f Continued from page 140. ) 

HISTORICAL SERMON— No. 2. 
By REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D. 

Between the period of his call and his in- 
duction into the pastoral office, the aged 
and faithful shepherd was gathered to his 
fathers — his last hours cheered with the 
thought of his flock again united under one 
whom Providence had sent to heal the 
breaches occasioned by the misconduct of 
Mr. Collins. "The unanimity and cordiality 
in the settlement of Mr. Richards was as 
the balm of Gilead to his wounded spirit." 
Mr. Richards was paid for his services as a 
supply till September 12th, when his salarj'^ 
commenced, and from that time to this, this 
has been the close of the fiscal year of the 
parish. 

This congregation was at that time the 
largest and most influential in the whole of 
this region. It had outgrown in strength 
the mother and the younger members of 
the same family ; so that it was a post of 
great responsibility to the young licentiate, 
and owing to its peculiar state, one requir- 
ing great tact, prudence and discretion, but 
he proved himself equal to the task and 
more than met the expectations of the flock. 



(Printed luith the approval of Session.) 

In alluding to the state of things, at his 
settlement in a letter to Dr. Condict in 1840. 
he says : " your fathers differ greatly in 
opinion and for a time were strongly op- 
posed to each other in feeling, but they 
judged it best not to divide but to make 
sacrifices and endeavor to harmonize ; their 
endeavors were successful ; they were har- 
monized ; peace and brotherly love became 
the order of the day and with some slight 
exceptions have marked the course of things 
in the congregation for almost half a cen- 
tury," Whilst thus seeking to unite the 
people to each other, he was instant in sea- 
son and out of season in striving to make 
them better acquainted with the Lord Jesus, 
He was abundant in labors. " I had," says 
he, " the sick and afflicted to visit, the dead 
to bury, the wandering to look after, the 
captious and uneasy to soothe, besides 
schools to catechise, and lectures to preach 
and prayer meetings to attend ; altogether 
creating a vast amount of labor, indepen- 
dent of regular family visitations and pre- 
paring for the pulpit." Besides these he 
had social calls to make and receive, and 
duties at times outside of his congregation 
to occupy his attention and time, but in his 
movements among his people and especially 
among the more spiritual and devoted, he 
sought to derive instruction and subjects 
for his pulpit ministrations. The doctrinal. 
practical and experimental were thus 
blended both to his own and the profit of 
those who listened to his preaching. Im- 
mediate fruits among the impenitent were 
not so perceptible as among the members 
of the church. Harmony with each other 
was more speedily seen than harmony be-* 
tween the wicked and God. Only three 
were added to the communion of the church 
during the first two years of his ministry, 
but in the two following years God poured 
his spirit upon his labors and 75 were added. 



146 



THE RECORD. 



This revival occurred in the spring of 1797, 
and took the congregation by surprise ; few 
were looking for it and when it came the 
members evidently were unprepared for such 
manifestations of divine favor. As the result 
of this awakening about 100 united in this 
and the succeeding year ; of the fruits of 
that revival but two remain, Phebe Burnet, 
widow of John Burnet, and Lewis Mills, the 
one received on March 5th, 1797, and the 
other May ist, 1797. Once and again did 
God manifest his revival power during his 
pastorate, comforting and strengthening 
saints and bringing many aliens into the 
family of heaven. Whilst thus blessed at 
home, and highly revered by his people, his 
influence over the surrounding congrega- 
tions was great, as well as extending over 
the church at large. In the year 1801 
he received the degree of Master of Arts 
from Princeton College, and in 1805, at the 
age of 37, was chosen Moderator of the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church. We can find no trace of anything 
published by him whilst here, but in 1816 he 
preached in this church a discourse entitled 
" This world is not our rest," which was 
afterwards printed. He was ever ready to 
assist others by ministerial labor and sought 
in this way to extend the Kingdom of the 
Messiah. One plan pursued by him and 
some of his brethren was to meet together 
in private or in school houses, in places lying 
between their churches and hold union 
meetings in some afternoon of the week, 
which were occasions of interest to the 
people and a means of mutual profit; an- 
other plan adopted in his day and for years 
afterwards was with some other minister to 
make preaching tours among the mountains 
or sparsely settled regions, now occupied 
by the Presbyteries of Passaic, Rockaway 
and Newton, and there proclaim Christ and 
him crucified to many destitute families or 
feeble struggling churches. In one of these 
excursions he met Dr. Griffin and spent the 
night with him in pleasant and profitable 
conversation. Part of this conference is 
detailed by Dr. Stearns, in which matters 
experimental and doctrinal are discussed, 
and doubts proposed and dissipated. On 
the atonement. Griffin unburdened his heart 
and spoke of his difficulty in apprehending 
Christ as a proper substitute, whereupon 



Richards disclosed to hira a distressing con- 
flict which he had formerly upon that point 
and which was quieted by a transporting 
view of Heb. 7 : 26, " For such an high priest 
became us who is holy, harmless, undefiled, 
separate from sinners and made higher than 
the Heavens." At this the agitation of Grif- 
fin's mind became relieved and he fell asleep, 
"when I awoke," he adds, "that same glori- 
ous High Priest was before me, just as he is 
expressed in Heb. 7 : 26." The influence 
upon the character of such men by these 
conversations and the influence of labors 
such as they put forth beyond the limits of 
their own charges for the spiritual well be- 
ing of others, eternity only can disclose. 
Their flocks were willing to be unsupplied 
an occasional Sabbath that their pastors 
might break the bread of life to those de- 
prived of the stated means of grace, and 
they did not suffer in consequence. " They 
that water shall themselves be watered." 
Revivals here and there have been traced 
to these self denying but pleasant labors. 

The old church building was vacated in 
Nov. 1795. and was soon afterwards taken 
down and sold in lots. And as truth must 
be spoken a large part of it was converted 
into a distillery and cider mill, and which, 
in Water street, did their work of mischief 
in those times of ignorance for many years. 
That church in which the sainted Johnes so 
long preached, where Drs. Buel, of Long 
Island, and Rogers of New York, and Mc- 
Whorter of Newark, proclaimed the words 
of life : where the voice of Green, and Dar- 
by, and Elmer, and Caldwell, and others was 
occasionally heard warning men of sin and 
pleading with them to be reconciled to God; 
those walls that echoed back the praises of 
those, now ac rest, and everything about it 
hallowed with the most joyous remem- 
brances ; where sweet communion with the 
unseen was enjoyed, and solemn vows made; 
that building converted to such an use must 
have been trying to those who had been 
blessed in the privileges there possessed 
and who were attached to it by the 
sweetest and holiest memories. 

The new edifice was first occupied on Nov. 
26, 1795, ^^^ sermon preached by Mr. Rich- 
ards, but from what text I have not been 
able to discover. On the i8th of Feb. 1796, 
the seats of the new church were sold and 



THE RECORD. 



H7 



the old plan of rating and collecting was 
discontinued ; several of the pews on 
the first floor were large square pews, 
and were appraised considerably higher than 
the single pews, (four of them at ^120 each), 
the number of the pews in the main audi- 
ence room was loi ; in the gallery 57. The 
number of the pews since the alteration is 
126 in the former and 57 in the latter besides 
the reserved seats for the choir. The prin- 
cipal seats in the body of the church ranged 
in value from $70 to $87, on which 5 per 
cent, was assessed to meet the current ex- 
penses of the congregation ; 8 pews were 
reserved for the poor and some for the deaf. 
The number purchasing or renting pews or 
parts of pews was 158, who paid the sum of 
$533-35' The expenses of 1797 were for 
" salary $440, sweeping the church $15, sex- 
ton $15, cake for wood cutters $19, printing 
$2, cyder $5.62." The salary continued the 
same till 1804, when it was increased to 
$565, with certain privileges, the current 
expenses for that year were $605. 

Among matters of note and that peculiarly 
belong to the annals of the church we may 
mention the spinning and wood frolicks, as 
they were called. The spinning visit was 
collecting together the various amounts of 
linen, thread, yarn, and cloth, proportioned 
to the "gude" wife's ability or generosity. 
The thread was woven into cloth for the use 
and comfort of the pastor and his family, 
and as it was not always of the same tex- 
ture and size, it sometimes puzzled the 
weaver to make the cloth and finish it alike. 
The wood frolick • brought together the 
greater part of the congregation, the ladies 
preparing supper at the parsonage, which 
was heartily enjoyed by those who were 
busy during the day in bringing together 
the years supply of fuel for their minister, 
which averaged about 40 cords. We find 
the amounts expended by the parish 
for these frolicks in 1797, to be for cake 
and cider, $25.62 ; 1798, bread and beef, 
$18.94; in 1799, I cwt. of flour and 200 lbs. 
of beef, S10.83. Besides these remuner- 
ative tokens, his own heart was oft re- 
freshed and his family benefitted, by numer- 
ous acts of kindness performed by his peo- 
ple. 

During his ministry here, politics largely 
agitated the public mind, and as in later 



times sectional animosity was bitter if not 
unscrupulous. As an instance of this in our 
own State we find that Thomas Paine, a 
strong partisan of Jefferson, wished to ride 
in the public stage from Trenton to New 
York, but the proprietors of both stages 
were Federalists and refused with strong 
oaths to give a seat to an infidel. If not 
carried to such an extreme in this region, 
parties were as decided, zealous, and preju- 
diced as in any other part of the State, and 
were as jealous of pulpit interference as at 
the present day ; hence its utterances were 
watched and faithfully scanned on fast days 
or occasions on which allusion was in any 
way made to public men or matters of State. 
On one of the fast days held during the ad- 
ministration of John Adams, a sermon suited 
to the times was preached by Mr. R., with 
which but little if any fault was found by 
the congregation. A few years later, Mr. 
R. preached again pn a similar occasion, 
during Mr. Jefferson's administration, which 
gave great offence to one of the political 
parties as seemingly reflecting upon their 
men and measures. Sectional feeling was 
at once aroused and could only be allayed 
by some of the leaders waiting upon Mr. R., 
acquainting him with the facts and if need be 
require a retraction. The committee called 
upon the preacher ; to their statements and 
grievances he politely listened, when he re- 
plied that they had approved of all that he 
had said. This they denied, he then told 
them that owing to a pressure of other mat- 
ters upon him, he was unable to prepare a 
sermon, he therefore found that upon a 
perusal of the discourse preached a few 
years previous, that it was well suited to the 
present times ; with it then no fault was 
found, but commendation was bestowed 
upon it, he had therefore repeated it as it 
was written and this was the only thing 
which they could blame. They saw 
the MS. and knew that it was the old sdr- 
mon. Perceiving that they were caught, 
the committee soon retired and the matter 
was at once hushed. Here as elsewhere 
Mr. Richards showed that discretion and 
tact for which he was famed, a prudence 
that characterized all his movements among 
this people and that made him a Wise coun- 
sellor, a strong leader, a faithful pastor and 
a true friend, so that he was regarded a 



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model minister, throughout this region 
and the church at large. 

Except some slight friction in his pastor- 
ate, like the one alluded to, Mr. R. lived in 
the affections of his people, they treated him 
with respect and esteemed him highly for 
his work's sake. His charge was laborious 
but pleasant, of the relation in after years, 
he thus speaks : " Never was a minister 
more happy with his people than I with mine 
during the 1 5 years I spent among you. I can 
truly say that if there be a spot on earth 
to which my mind turns with more than 
ordinary affection it is that where I was or- 
dained to the work of the gospel ministry." 
Of one thing he felt that he had ground to 
complain, and that was of an inadequate 
support. His salary as we have seen was 
$440 per annum, with certain perquisites. 
Immediately on his marriage he purchased a 
lotof the church in South street, consisting 
of half an acre for $300, on which he erected 
the house now occupied by Mr. George 
King, afterwards he purchased i 1-2 acres 
for $200 and enlarged the grounds attached 
to it. Some of the congregation lent him 
money, which he paid when convenient. 
His salary was increased in 1804 to $565 per 
annum. But this w^as inadequate to meet 
the growing necessities of his family. For 
a time he kept boarders, which added large- 
ly to his cares and against which some of 
his warm friends demurred. To relieve him 
of this burden and pay him a salary more 
in proportion to the ability of the congre- 
gation and his just claims a parish meeting 
was called in 1808. To this measure some 
were opposed, as they could not see why 
the minister could not live on his salary, 
which was more than many received ; others 
were in favor of the movement, but thought 
It was ill-timed. These two combined car- 
ried their motion for delay over those who 
were anxious for immediate action. The 
matter was postponed till the next parish 
meeting ; they met, talked and separated 
without coming to any result. Again they 
met and did the same. This was a severe 
trial to the pastor and preyed upon his 
mind. But rising above the trials and the 
mortification attached to it, he devoted 
himself with greater energy to his work, 
believing that God would make all things 
plain. Thus laboring, an application was 



made to him to become the successor of 
Dr. Griffin, as pastor of the First Church 
of Newark. This call, after a painful con- 
flict, he accepted. When it was too late the 
congregation increased his salary to $1,000, 
yet hoping that it might with other con- 
siderations brought before him, so influence 
his action as to make it favorable to his re- 
maining. Two formal memorials were ad- 
dressed to him, one sent from a meeting of 
71 ladies, which did honor to both pastor 
and people, but all were unavailing, he had 
gone too far to draw back, yet he was heard 
to say that had he known in time the 
strength and tenderness of affection of his 
people, he would never have accepted the 
call. At the spring meeting of the Presby- 
tery, 1809, his pastoral relation with this 
congregation was dissolved, when he im- 
mediately entered upon his new field of 
labor. Mr. Richard's ministry here continued 
nearly 14 years. During that time there 
were admitted to the communion of the 
church on examination, 214 ; and on certifi- 
cate, 29; baptisms, 444. Of these and now 
living members of this church, are only 
Phebe Burnet, Lewis Mills, Catharine, widow 
of David Mills, Silas Johnson, Rhoda, widow 
of Simeon Cory, Rebecca Beers, wife of 
Wm. Enslee, and Phebe Mills, widow of D.C. 
Dusenberry. The elders who were in of- 
fice at the time of his installation were Gil- . 
bert Allen, Joseph Lindsley, Philip Condict, 
Jonas Phillips, Caleb Munson, Philip 
Lindsl3\ Ezra Halsey, Isaac Prudden, Sam- 
uel Freeman, Jesse Cutler, Matthias Crane, 
Joseph Pruden. These were reduced in 
1805 to seven, when the bench of elders was 
increased by the ordination of Henry Vail, 
David Lindsly, Zophar Freeman, James 
Stephenson, Sept. 11, 1805. These have all 
gone, reunited no doubt to their beloved 
pastors, Johnes and Richards, in the realms 
of purity. Of the number of communicants 
at his installation we cannot learn from the 
manner in which the books were kept, three 
months after his departure, a new roll was 
made and there were 298 in full communion. 
Mr. Richards was dismissed by Presby- 
tery April 26, 1809 ; moved to Newark May 
17th. Soon after this Mr. Fisher was in- 
vited to preach as a candidate, having 
a short time before been introduced to the 
people by Mr. Richards, which he did with 
such acceptance that on the 29th of May, 
an unanimous call was presented to him by 
the congregation which he accepted and 
was installed pastor Aug. 9th, 1809. 
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149 



{Continued from page 141.) 

MEMBERS. 

[The third column on this page is the work of the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed.] 

PASTORATE OF REV. JAMES RICHARDS. 

When Dismissed or Died. 



Na?nes, 


When Received. 


Hannah Kinney (Abraham), 


. Feb'y 


1795- 


Phebe Kinney (John), 


" 


" 


Katey Emmick, (widow,) 


July 3, 


" 


Esther Scott (John), . 




" 


Anna Phoenix (Daniel), . 


July I, 


1796. 


Anna Beach (Jabez), . 


" 


" 


Martha Lindsly (Ephraim), 


. 


" 


Phebe Hathaway (Abrm.), 


" 


Polly Condict (Edward), . 




Joanna Munson (Joseph), 


" 24, •' 


Eunice Marsh (Benj.). 


Nov. 6, " 


Rhoda Lindsly (Dan'l), 




Sarah Losey (John;, 


. 


Esther Munson (Jacob), 


" 


Abigail Lee (Wm)., 


. 


Jane Wilson (Lawrence), 


." 


Phebe Hathaway (Theophilus), 


.. 


Polly Lyon, 


. 


Sally DeCamp, 


" 


Abigail Chariot, . 


. 


Abigail Ayers, 


« 


Polly Ayers, 




Patty Shipman, 


" 


Edward Condict, . 


" * " 


Stephen Jones Wheeler, 


" " 


Jonas Alwood, 


, 


Stephen Wood, 


.. .. 


Ruth Pierson, (Gabriel), . 




Gabriel Pierson, 


Dec. I, 


David Pierson, 


. Jan. I. 1797. 


Abigail Pierson (David), 


" 


Jeduthan Condict, 


. 


Hannah Condict (Jed), 


.< 


Theodocia Condict (Uzal). 


. 


Anna Byram (Eleazar), 


" 


Esther Prudden (Peter), . 


. 


Rachel Bond (Nath'l), 





Hannah Lum (Matthew), 


, 


Betsey Ward, . 


" 


Sally Ball, . 




Abigail Condict Whitehead,(Abner), " 


Rachel Roff, 


. 


Nancy Bowen, . 


« 


Betsey McClure, . 


.. « 


Rachel Arnold, 


.< 


Polly Trowbridge, 


^ 


Nancy Douglass, 


" " 


•• 



Dismissed Apr. 19, 181 5 to N, Y.City. 



March 27,1823, aet. 60 y. r m. and 5 d. 



Died 1820. 

Dismissed May 28, 1840. 



Feb. 18, 1812, aet. 39 y. 2 m. 22 d. 



Died Dec. i, 1855, born Nov. 15, 1769. 
Dismissed Apr. 3. 1826, to Hanover. 
Dis. Jan. 26, 1841 to 2d P. ch. Mor- 
[ristown,died Dec. 25,1841, aet. 71- 
Dis, Jan. 26,1841, 2d P.ch.,Morristown. 

Died Mar. 22, 1824, born Aug. 29,1763. 
Died Apr. 4, 1842, born Jan. 13, 1769. 
April 8, 1833, aet. 64. 
Sept. 6, 1837, aet. 63. 

Later Mrs. Henry Vail, 
Dec. 10, 1827. aet. 65. 



Dis. Apr. 26, 1813, to Hanover. 
Dis. Jan. 26,1841, 2d P. ch., Morris- 
[ristown, died Mar. 27,1848, aet. 67. 

Disciplined Dec. 19, 1803, 



(To 5e continued.) 



Dis. June 15, 1820 to Mt, Freedom. 



ISO 



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( Continued from page 142. ) 

BAPTISMS. 
1773- 
Apr. II. Nathaniel Armstrong & wf., ch. 

Phebe, born Feb. 9, 1773. 
" 25. Nathaniel Peck & wf., ch. Mary, 

born March 11, 1773. 
" 29. Cornelius Woodruff & wf, ch. 
May 2. Christopher Wood & wf., ch. Phebe, 

born Sept. 3. 1772. 
" '* Phineas Fairchild & wf , ch. Sarah, 

born Feb. 26, 1773. 
" 9. Gilbard Ludlam &wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born Nov. 26, 1772. 
" " Daniel Bishop &wf., ch. Ruth, born 

March 29, 1773. 
" 23. Usual Coe & wf., ch. Phebe, born 

April 8, 1773. 
" 30. James Wilkerson & wf., ch. Mary, 

born March 28, 1772. 
" " Isaac Prudden & wf.. ch. Daniel, 

born April 19, 1773. 
" " Moses Munson & wf., ch. Solomon, 

born April 18, 1773. 
June 13. Daniel Tichenor & wf, ch. Jacob, 

born April 8, 1773. 
" " John Hathaway & wf, ch. Henry, 

born May 8, 1773. 
June 27. John Winnup & wf, ch. Jabez, 

born April 22, 1773. 
" " Howell Orsborn & wf, ch. Rhoda, 

born Nov. 8, 1772. 
July I. Peter Norris & wf., chn., by Bevens, 

Moses, born Dec 6, 1760, and Evan, 

born Dec. 22, 1763. 
'• 18. Joseph Lewis & wf, ch. Stevens 

Johnes, born May 27, 1773. 
" David Moor & wf., chn. Rachel, 

born April 29. 1771 ; Phebe, born 

Aug. 10, 1772. 

" " Timo. Loceon wf's acct.,chn. Anne, 
born March 25, 1768 ; Stephen, 
born July 9, 1769.; Silas Sayre, 
born April 25, 1773. 

" " Calvin Extel & wf, ch. Timothy, 
born Sept. 11, 1772. 

" 25. Capn. Peter Dickerson & wf, ch. 
William, born June 18, 1773. 

" " Andrew Whitehead &wf, ch. Eliza- 
beth, born June 2, 1773. 
" Jedidiah Mills & wf., ch. John, born 
June 24, 1773. 



Aug. 8. John Jacks on wt's acct., ch. John 
Reed, born June 2, 1773. 
" 1$. David Day's wife in absence of her 
husband, ch. David, born July 7, 

1773- 
" John Pool & wf., ch. Silas, born 

July 6, 1773. 
" Wm. Gray on wf s acct., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Dec. 7, 1772. 

" 22. David Woodruff & wf , ch. David, 
born June 29, 1773. 
Sep. 5. John Mills & wf, ch. David, born 
Aug. 6, 1773. 
" Nathan Turner & wf., chn. Silas, 
born April 26, 1771; Phebe, born 
July 17, 1773. 

" " John Rogers on wf's acct., ch. 
Jabish, born July 13, 1773. 

" 12. Eliphalet Lyon & wf., ch. James, 
born Aug. 4, 1773. 

" 19. Benj. Lindsley & wf., ch. Timothy, 
born Aug. 13, 1773. 

" 26. Philip Hathaway & wf., ch. Philip, 
born Aug. 20, 1773. 

" " Lindsley Burnet & wf , ch. Aaron, 
born Aug. 15. 1773. 
Oct. 3. Eleazar Hathaway & wf„ ch. Ste- 
phen, born Aug. 23, 1773. 

" 10. Jonathan Raynor & wf.. ch. Par- 
, nela, born Aug. i, 1773. 

" " Silas Condict & wf, a negro child, 
Cezar, born Aug. 18, 1773. 

" 17. Onesimus Whitehead & wf, ch. 
Isaac, born Aug. 29, 1773. 

" 30. Abner Wines' ch. on Timo. Person's 
& wf's acct., grand parents, Eliza- 
beth, born Jan. 18. 1770. 

" " Capn. James Keen & wf., ch. Jane, 
born Sept. 28, 1773. 
Nov. 5. Jane Burnet, ch. Mehitabel, born 
Aug. 22, 1773. 

" 21. Boyce Jno. Prudden & wf, ch. Silas, 
born Oct. 10. 1773. 

" " Stephen Arnold & wf , ch. Naomi, 
born Oct. 13, 1773. 

" 18. James Gillespie & wf, ch. John 
Marsh, born Oct. 8, 1773. 

" 28. James Smith & wf , ch. Sarah, born 
Oct. 12, 1773. 
" Daniel Carmichael & wf , ch. Abi- 
gail, born Oct. 14. 1773. 
Dec. 14. Jacob Arnold on wfs acct., ch. 
Hannah, born July 29, 1772. 
(7b 6e continiied.) 



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151 



I79I. 

Jan. 30. 


Feb. 


I. 


•• 


23. 


Mar 


6. 


" 


17- 


Apr. 


4- 


" 


5- 


" 


18. 


" 


23- 



" 24. 
'• 30- 

May 14. 
" i6. 

" 22. 

" 26. 
June26. 
July 7- 

" 14- 
" 17. 

Aug. 1 6. 

Sept. 5. 

" 6. 

" 9- 
♦' 12. 



( Continued from page 143. ) 
BILL OF MORTALITY. 

William, son of Doct. Ebenezer 
Blachly.t bleeding at the lungs, 
aet. 23. 

Mary, wife of Elijah Brown, old-age, 
aet. 61. 

A child of Samuel Leonard, still- 
born. 

Mahlon, son of Zenas Mills, whoop- 
ing-cough. 

Elizabeth, widow of Rev. John 
Walton, t* consumption, aet. 49. 

Mariah, daughter of James Pitney, 
small-pox, aet 3. 

A child of William Davis, whoop- 
ing-cough, aet. 2. 

Silas, son of Zophar Freeman, Jun., 
Whooping-cough, aet. i. 

Nancy, daughter of Samuel Prud- 
den, small-pox, aet. 7. 

Anthony, son of William Ford, 
small-pox, aet. 8. 

Baldwin, son of David Wood, 
small-pox. 

Benjamin Sylvester, small-pox, aet. 
16. 

Mary, wife of Ziba Arnold,* con- 
sumption, aet. 38. 

A child of Vincent Guering. 

William, son of Timothy Humpher- 
ville, sudden, aet. 8. 

Elias, son of Peter Prudden, whoop- 
ing-cough. 

A child of Stephen Ludlow, still- 
born. 

Deacon Jonas Goble.t* decav, aet. 
84. 

Silas Stiles, son of James Pitney, 
dysentery. 

A child of David P. Tuttle. 

James, son of James Louhhead.t 

bleeding, aet. 10. 
William, son of John Brj'^an, worms 

and fits. 
Thomas M'Speldon, consumption, 

aet. 34. 
A child of Elijah Taylor, still-born. 
Stephen Conkling,* fever, aet. 70. 
Isaac Conkling. remitting-fever, 

aet. 30. 



Sept 


.24. 


Oct. 


3- 


•• 


20. 


1792. 


Jan. 


3- 


" 


5- 


" 


14. 


" 


16. 


'« 


18. 


" 


20. 


" 


22. 


" 


27. 


" 


28. 


Feb. 


5- 


" 


15- 


" 


23- 


Apr. 


12. 


" 


13- 


May 


•25. 


June2o. 


July 


10. 


Sept 


• 3- 


** 


10. 


" 


19- 


* 


21. 


" 


24. 


Dec 


15. 



" 16. 

1793- 
Jan. I. 

" 19. 
Feb. 5. 



Harvah, son of Mattaniah Lyon, 

consumption, aet. 23. 
Sarah, daughter of Stephen Norris, 

nervous-fever, aet. 20. 
Thomas Doughty, Esq., old-age, 

aet. 73. 

Benjamin Pierson,* consumption, 

aet. 55. 
John Pool, pleurisy, aet. 69. 
Ke?iah, daughter of Abraham Mun- 

son, fever. 
Elizabeth, wife of Henry Howell, 

consumption, aet. 45. 
Wife of Simeon Hathaway, fever, 

aet. 24. 
Abraham Pierson, pleurisy, aet. 57. 
Child of Ichabod Badgley. 
Lydia, widow of David Trow- 
bridge,!* old-age, aet. 76. 
Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Stiles, 

consumption, aet. 25. 
James, son of William Meeker, 

burn, aet. 3. 
Wife of Abraham Lyon, fever, aet. 

40. 
David Muir, colic, aet. 52. 
Child of John T. Howell, still-born. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Theophilus 

Hathaway, scarlet-fever, aet. 9. 
Servant child of Frederick King, 

Quinsey, aet. i. 
Sarah, widow of Samuel Stevens 

Johnes, consumption, aet. 46. 
Rebeckah, wife of Timothy Hum- 

^herville, consumption, aet. 39. 
Child of Matthias Ward. 
Daniel Stiles, bilious-colic, aet. 30. 
Servant woman of Joseph Morgan, 

consumption, aet. 30. 
Child of Anthony Cazatt. 
Hannah, wife of Zebedee Brown, 

old-age, aet. 77. 
Timothy Goble.t accidental, aet. 34. 
Phoebe, daughter of Ichabod 

Cooper, hives, aet. 3. 
Benjamin, son of Thomas Mitchell, 

putrid-fever, aet. 3. 

Child of Daniel Guering. 
Child of James Chidester, sudden. 
Sarah, widow of Joseph Hathaway, 
consumption, aet. 58. 

(lo be continued.) 



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( Contimiedfrom page 144. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at Mr. 
Grain's on the loth of Sept., 1793 — present, 
the President, Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Mills, Mr. 
Pierson. Mr. Ogden. 

Mr. Condict informed the Board Mr. Col- 
lins offered his right to the Mulberry nurs- 
ery, provided the Congregation would pay 
up his salary to the time affixed by the com- 
mittee immediately. This gratuity Mr. 
Collins considers as some acknowledg- 
ment of the many inconveniences and 
great difficulties he has been the means of 
involving this society in. The trustees 
having taken into consideration said offer, 
agree to postpone the determination to a 
subsequent meeting. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at Mr. 
Mill's house, 23d Sept., 1793. Mr. Condict, 
Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Mills, Mr. Pierson and 
Mr. Ogden being present. Rev. Mr. Col- 
lins made a present to the Trustees for the 
use of the congregation his right to the 
Mulberry Nursery. 

Voted Mr. Mills & Mr. Ogden be a com- 
mittee to settle with the Rev. Mr. Collins 
his accounts with the congregation. 

Voted the Trustees shall discharge Mr. 
Collins, obligation in favour of Phineas Fair- 
child and such other debts agt. Mr. Col- 
lins, not to exceed the sum due from the 
congregation to Mr,r Collins, and that the 
committee procure and advance to Mr. 
Collins near the amount probatfly due him 
after the above payments are made, and 
that the Trustees obligate as a body to pay 
the moneys which may be advanced. Voted 
Mr. Mills and Mr. Lindsley be a committee 
to take care of the parsonage and sell the 
mulberry trees. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at Mr. Mills' 
house the 7th of Nov., 1793. The Presi- 
dent, Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Mills and Mr. Og- 
den being met. 

Voted that Mr. Lindsiey and Mr. Pierson 
be a committee to sell the old wood lying 
down on the parsonage lot. 

Voted that the stove be sold which was 
purchased for Mr. Collins. 

At a meeting of the congregation 25th of 
Dec, 1793, Deacon Ailing, Moderator and 
Israel Canfield, Clk.; Eliza Holloway, John 



Oliver and Silas Ailing be appointed chor- 
isters. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at the house 
of George O'Hara, Jan. 28th, 1794. Present, 
Mr. Condict, Mr. Lindsley, Mr. Mills, Mr. 
Ogden. Benj. Pierson appeared and was 
sworn agreeable to law. Joseph Munson 
applied for a piece of land adjoining the 
lands of James Pitney and Sam'l Morrison. 
Voted Mr. Munson should have the refusal 
of a building spot at sixty pounds per acre. 

At a meeting of the Trustees 3d of March, 
1794, at Mr. Mills' house, the Pres. Mr. 
Lindsley, Mr. Mills, Mr. Pierson and Mr. 
Ogden being present. Mr. Mills was ap- 
pointed to collect the arrears of taxes due 
on Mr. Collins' salary and take up Mr. Col- 
lins' bond in favor of Phineas Fairchild — 
that Mr. Mills will inform delinquents they 
must be sued immediately in case of non- 
payment as the congregation is in needy 
circumstances. Mr. Lindsley & Mr. Pier- 
son, a committee appointed for that pur- 
pose, report they have agreed with Jona- 
than Dickerson for two shillings and six 
pence per cord for old tops of trees lying on 
the parsonage lot. Voted the committee 
appointed to take care of the Mulberry 
Nursery shall advertise in Elizabethtown & 
Newark papers, to sell trees at ten shillings 
per hundred, the leaves remaining on the 
trees unsold to be sold also at public ven- 
due trees not to be sold after the first of May. 

At a meeting of the Trustees at the 
Court House, 22d of April, 1794, Mr. 
Lindsley, Mr. Mills, Mr. Ogden & Mr. 
Pierson present. Voted the parsonage lot 
in town be hired out by vendue until the 
ist of Nov. next, that Mr. Mills & Mr. Og- 
den be a committee to superintend this bus- 
iness. 

( To be continued.) 



The roll of membership begins this month 
with the pastorate of Rev. James Richards. 
The Historical Sermon of Rev. Dr. Irving 
covers the whole period of his ministry in 
this church. He was pastor here about 
fourteen years, and was obliged to leave on 
account of insufficiency of salary. His pre- 
decessor, the Rev. Mr. Collins, the colleague 
of Rev. Dr. Johnes, will be found in the 
Trustees' Book to have had trouble of an^ 
other sort. 





FIRST. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



AUGUST, 1881. 



NO. 8. 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terms, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Vol. I. complete, 75 cents. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

f Continued front page 148. ) 

HISTORICAL SERMON-No. 2. 
By REV. DAVID IRVING. D.D. 
Jonathan Fisher who held a commission 
of Lieutenant in the Revolutionary army, 
was taken sick in the performance of his 
duties and died of camp fever in this town 
in March, 1777, and three months before the 
birth of Samuel Fisher, the successor of 
Mr. Richards. His remains are entombed 
in the grave yard. He was a man of ardent 
piety and his last moments were spent in 
prayer for his family and his country. Of 
his four sons thres became ministers of the 
gospel. Mr. Fisher was born in Sunderland, 
Mass., June 30, 1777, received his collegiate 
education at Williams College, graduated in 
1799, and was appointed tutor, which office 
he filled for some time. (His first public 
performance was delivering an eulogy on 
George Washington, Jan. 8th, 1800. A few 
days after his predecessor, Mr. R., delivered 
a sermon and eulogy on the same in this 
church.) Mr. Fisher was ordained to the 
ministry Nov. i, 1805, and was settled over 
the Congregational Church of Wilton, Con- 
necticut, when he was called to this church 



(Printed with the approval of Session.) 

Presbytery of New York, which was divided 
in Nov. of the same year into two Presby- 
teries, the one retaining the old name and 
the other known as the Presbytery of Jersey; 
the first meeting of this new Presbytery was 
held in this church, April 24, 1810. 

The salary promised to Mr. Fisher in the 
call was $1,000. The pew rents according 
to the old assessment yielded only $566. A 
vote was passed by the parish that the 
trustees should assess the deficiency in pro- 
portion to the original appraisal, which was 
rescinded at the next meeting. The fund 
owned by the church at this time was nearly 
$6,000, besides real estate in town lots and 
wood land which were occasionally sold to 
meet current expenses, until all disappeared, 
so that the church owns now no property 
to trouble and restrain our liberality, and 
thanks to an overruling Providence and the 
short sighted policy of our fathers, we have 
nothing but the parsonage house and lot 
and the grave yard to keep in repair. As 
the funds dwindled away the assessment 
had to be increased to meet the deficiencies 
until it is now more than treble the amount 
imposed at the first sale of the pews, yet not 
as high as upon pews in other churches of 
the same size throughout our country. 

Mr. Fisher was a man of fervent piety, 
untiring industry, and of strong practical 
sense. There was a directness in his efforts 
that did not always win the active co-oper- 
ation of those who differed from him. His 
aim was to do good to the souls of men and 
bring them under the control of the noblest 
principles. In the first year of his pastor- 
ate seven were received into the church on 
profession and eleven by certificate ; in 181 3, 
twenty-four were admitted to sealing ordi- 
nances on confession and nine by letter. 
In October, 1812, he reported to Presbytery 



as already stated and installed pastor by the 1 a membership of 325. and in 1813, 346. Dur- 



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ing the yeSafs i8ii-'i2he took a census of 
the village and township, and found the 
number df males to be 466, females 511, 
blacks 134 — tdtal 1,111. Inhabitants out of 
the village, males i,oi8, females 1,020, blacks 
68 — total, 2,106, in all 3,217. Number of 
baptized persons in village 152, in the coun- 
try 378 — total of 530. Church members in 
the village 102, in the parish out of the vil- 
lage 206 — total 308. 

Political excitement was very high during 
the latter part of his ministry ; he was a de- 
cided federalist, while the larger part of his 
congregation belonged to the opposite 
party, who watched for an unwise word in 
sermons and in prayers. Umbrage was 
taken to two discourses preached in 1812, 
as censuring those in authority, introducing 
political discussion into the pulpit, and 
stirring up strife without profit. To show 
the groundlessness of the charge, he print- 
ed the sermons, together with an address, 
in which he vindicates his course and nobly 
defends himself against certain unrighteous 
assaults. Says he, " when called to bear 
testimony against vice, in any shape or form 
whatever — no frowns,no flatteries, no prom- 
ises nor threatenings shall ever deter me. 
Earth and hell combined shall never silence 
my voice till it is silenced in death." He 
then meets the accusation that he was an 
enemy to his country, and that he was 
haughty and imperious, and of feeling above 
the congregation. Both were unjust as he 
feelingly and ably declared, but it is only 
another evidence of what party spirit and 
prejudice will seize upon in times of great 
political excitement to injure one who oc- 
cupies a prominent position in his honest 
differences from them. There is nothing in 
them of a partizan character, though he 
does not spare the infidel, the vicious, the 
Sabbath breaker, the profane swearer, the 
gambler, the intemperate, the duelist, the 
murderer who are in the National Coun- 
cil, who walk with impugnity the floor 
of Congress and who are seated on the 
bench of justice ; whilst thus condemned 
by one part of his congregation for any allu- 
sion to national topics, he was upheld by the 
mass of his people in all his ministerial du- 
ties, and over such his influence and preach- 
ing were not in vain. His congregation was 
very large, covering a large territory and 



embracing 500 families, and though all did 
not attend the sanctuary, yet in case of mar- 
riages and deaths these families wished to 
be considered as under his pastoral charge. 
These, together with twenty-seven families 
of other denominations, he visited during his 
pastorate. He was a laborious minister and 
was active in everything that promoted 
the well-being of his people and the 
prosperity of the town, but all was in vain 
to allay the opposition against him, and 
finding that this crippled his usefulness, 
he sought in the early part of 1814 a 
dissolution of his pastoral relation. At a 
parish meeting held on Feb. 15, the follow- 
ing question was put to the house: " Does 
this congregation wish their minister to 
join with them requesting Presbytery to 
dismiss him from his present charge ?" It 
was decided in the negative by 19 majority'. 
He applied however to Presbytery for a dis- 
solution of the relation and was dismissed 
by that body on April 27, 1814. The last 
persori received into the communion of the 
church was an aged woman, who had 37 
years before attended his father in his last 
illness. 

From his private records we have the fol- 
lowing items : value of presents received 
during his pastorate from his people, $917.37; 
marriages 86, marriage fees, $276. lo ; deaths 
from Sept, 5, 1809 to May i, 1814, 279. 
There were added to the church in the same 
time 65 on profession and 32 by certificate. 
In 1812. Stephen Young, Jacob Pierson, 
Lewis Mills, Peter A. Johnson and Frances 
Johnes, were ordained and added to the 
bench of Elders, and here I may record it as 
a singular fact that only one of the ninety- 
seven admitted to the church under Mr. 
Fisher's ministry is at present connected 
with it. 

The congregation was supplied by 
Messrs. Chandler, How, Gildersleeve, Clark, 
Condit, McDowell from the beginning of 
May till the coming of the latter in Octo- 
ber, the society having on Sept. 29, 1814, 
made out a call to Mr. McDowell. 

Wm. A. McDowell, was born at Laming- 
ton, N. J., in May 1789; received part of his 
classical education at Elizabethtown, where 
he was taught by Mr. Henry Mills, a son of 
this church and afterwards professor in the 
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'55 



in Princeton College in 1809, and became a 
tutor in the same the following year ; 
studying Theology under the direction of 
the President of the college, Dr. Samuel 
Stanhope Smith. Owing to failure of health 
he had for a season to abandon his studies 
but resumed them in 1812, when he entered 
the Theological Seminary of Princeton and 
was a member of its first class. On the fol- 
lowing year he was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of New Brunswick, and ordained and 
installed pastor of the church of Bound 
Brook by the same, on Dec. 22, 181 5. This 
relation was dissolved on the ensuing Oc- 
tober and on the 13th of December, he was 
inducted into the pastoral office here by 
the Presbytery of Jersey. His ministry 
was from the first characterized by great 
acceptableness and usefulness. He was a 
faithful pastor, entering largely into the 
suflFerings of his people and was full of ten- 
derness and sympathy. His sermons were 
simple, rich in Evangelical instruction and 
delivered with fervor and unction. He was 
diligent in family visitation and in dealing 
with the consciences of his people. God 
soon set the seal of his approval upon his 
labors, and ere the first year of his pastorate 
closed 42 united with the church on con- 
fession. The first indication of God's con- 
verting presence was in his weekly Bible 
class from which a large number were sav- 
ingly brought to a knowledge of Jesus. On 
the following year a still larger number 
swelled the communion roll, and his heart 
was often cheered by seeing one and an- 
other coming out from the world and ally- 
ing themselves with the cause of Christ. A 
blessing to his people they in turn did not 
forget him, but remembered his wants and 
cheered his heart and home by memorials 
of their regard. Among such evidences we 
have the following resolutions passed at a 
parish meeting Sept. 1816: Resolved, that 
the Trustees be instructed to inquire 
whether the salary of our minister for the 
last year has been sufficient for his support 
and make report to some future meeting. 
On the report of the Trustees they were 
empowered by the meeting to present to 
the pastor in addition to his salary for the 
past year the sum of $250 — and here I 
w^Ould say that among all the charges 
"brought against this people, a lack of gen- 



erous support to the pastor has never 
reached my ear. 

At the meeting to which 1 have already 
referred it was also voted that the sexton's 
salary should be increased toS6o per annum, 
and that he should be denied the privilege 
of pasturing cattle of any kind in the grave- 
yard. On Jan'y i, 1816, the society through 
its Trustees sold to certain parties chiefly 
belonging to the congregation for the sum 
of $1,500 all of that part of the parish land 
called Morristown Green to remain as a 
common forever, subject to certain restric- 
tions and exceptions ; two of which were as 
far as we are concerned the building of a 
lecture room and a church ; as the former 
has been located, thelatter is a right which 
belongs to us and which we may be called 
upon to excise at some future period. 

Permission was also given to the Trustees 
and others who would assist them to build 
a lecture room, which was completed in 
1819 under the management and supervi- 
sion of Mr. John Mills, who took much in- 
terest in the work, and who expended in its 
completion more than was subscribed ; the 
balance was afterwards paid him. About 
the same time the church was thoroughly 
cleaned and painted at an expense of $817. 
The Trustees were also requested to employ 
a chorister at such salary as can be agreed 
on, not to exceed $50. 

In i8i6, a Sabbath school in connection 
with this church was established. Before 
this a few active friends met on Sabbath to 
instruct the colored people, which may be 
considered as the first movement in this 
section of planting that institution which 
God has so much honored and blessed to 
both teacher and scholar. This school was 
first under the superintendance of one or 
two devoted ladies assisted by an efficient 
corps of teachers, among whom I find the 
names of Mills, Condit, Johnson, Johnes. 
Schenck. etc., all ladies. Several of whom 
are with us unto this day and some have 
fallen asleep. 

Whilst 1820 and '21 were years of compar- 
ative drought, God again remembered his 
heritage and appeared, in a most glorious 
manner. Yea in a way that he had never 
done before. The whole congregation was 
moved in the spring of 1822 ; the church 
became crowded to overflowing a^drbenches 



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were brought in to accommodate the peo- 
ple. At one communion nearly loo were 
added to the church, from the aged sire to 
the youth of fourteen ; thirty were baptized, 
the scene was overwhelming, few re- 
frained from tears. A Scotch clergyman 
who was present, said afterwards to the pas- 
tor, " Ah my brother, I stood it very, very 
well, until I saw your youthful hand come 
down on the bald head of that old man and 
then I could refrain no longer but burst 
into tears." As the fruits of this revival 
there were received in 1822-3 over 160. 
Whilst abundant in labors, serious inroads 
began at length to be made upon the pas- 
tor's health. At the age of twelve he had 
suffered severely from small pox, and from 
that time never was robust and vigorous ; 
but in the fall of 1822 he was threatened 
with a pulmonary complaint, so that he was 
obliged to go South and spend the winter 
at Charleston. He returned in the spring 
much improved, but soon his strength fail- 
ed. At this juncture a call came to him from 
the Presbyterian church of Charleston, S.C., 
and being benefitted by his former sojourn 
there he felt it a duty to ask for a dissolution 
of the pastoral relation which was reluctantly 
granted and a very feeling and touching 
address was presented to him by the con- 
gregation. On the 8th of October, 1823, he 
ceased to be pastor, but his love for his 
charge did not here end. This was a place 
dear to his heart, and in his last sickness he 
came back to place himself under the care 
of Dr. Johnes, his former physician, and in 
whom he had special confidence ; but he had 
only been here a few days when he breathed 
his last on the 17th of September, 1851. 

Under his ministry the church was more 
highly blessed than under any of its pastors, 
if we regard the additions that were made 
to its strength. During his pastorate of 
nearly nine years, 271 were admitted on pro- 
fession of their faith and 46 by letter, 317 in 
all. There were no elders ordained during 
his ministry, but of those afterwards set 
apart to that office were five, who joined the 
church under his ministry. 

Besides the improvement and changes 
in the edifice already referred to, we may 
mention the introduction of stoves and 
lamps in 1822. The former innovation was 
very much resisted by a few as leading to 



effeminacy. Their fathers and mothers had 
faithfully attended the sanctuary without 
any such comforts, being satisfied with the 
smell of fire from the foot stoves. One 
good man affirmed that they had always 
trusted Providence for keeping warm and 
should do so still ; opposition was slight 
however and stoves and lamps were soon 
fixtures in the church, at an expense of 
$254. Previous to this when the church 
was lighted, which was but seldom, it v/as 
done by candles taken by different members 
of the congregation. Opposition to stoves 
was on a par with the repugnance of many 
to insuring the church, which was deemed 
a wanton disregard of God's Providence and 
an act that boded no good. These wood 
stoves continued till 1835, when they were 
found insufficient for warming the building ; 
coal stoves were then substituted and were 
used until the furnaces were introduced. 
The lamps remained until 1842, when others 
were purchased sufficient to give a fine light 
over the whole church. These were ren- 
dered useless by the introduction of gas. 

We have nowgrouped together the leading 
characteristics and acts of the first four pas- 
tors of this church — Johnes. Richards, Fisher 
and McDowell. We have seen the blessings 
that attended their labors and their influ- 
ence upon this community, during their 
pastorate of nearly 80 years, but they have 
finished their earthly course ; first Johnes 
went up,then Richards, then McDowell and 
lastly Fisher. Before them and after them 
came one and another whom they knew 
here and who constitute their joy and 
crown of rejoicing ; of the 424 added to 
the church by Johnes, all have died. Few, 
very few remain of the ingathcrirjgs of 
Richards and Fisher, and the member 
that tarry with us of those brought to 
Christ under McDowell, is rapidly dimin- 
ishing. A few years more and the last 
will be gathered of the 974, that pro- 
fessed their faith in Christ under their 
united pastorate. Still their influence upon 
this church and community will never die. 
May we who remain be not slothful but fol- 
lowers of them who through faith and pa- 
tience inherit the promises. 

We are now brought with one excep- 
tion to consider a living ministry and your 
patience, with the time already expended 
require that on these I should dwell briefly 
and a further reason is that some of you are 
better acquainted with them than I am. 
(To be continued. ) 



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{Continued from page 149.) 

MEMBERS. 

[The third column on this page is the work ol the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed.] 

When Received. 
Jan. I, 1797. 



Names. 
Huldah Byram, 
Ezekiel Condict, . 
Abner Pierson, 
Lot Hamilton, 
Polly Peck, . 
Ruth Smith (widow) 
Timothy Tuthill, 
Joanna Tuthill, (Tim.), 
Abraham Ball, 
Lydia Hathaway, 
Chloe Pierson, (Timothy), . 
Eunice Casterline, (^Jacob), 
Uzal Condict, 
Timothy Prudden, 
Phebe Wood, 
Sarah Peck, 
Phebe Freeman. 
Rheuma Smith. . 
Polly Ayers, . 
Stephen Chariot, 
Rachel Chariot. (Stephen), 
Mary Johnson, 
David Easton, . ^ . 

Isaac Headly, 
Lydia Baldwin, (Silas), 
Eunice Fairchild, 
Mary Bollin, 
Phebe Alwood, (John), . 
Phebe Codnor, (Robt. N.,) 
Daniel Prudden, . 
John Burnet, 
Joseph Prudden, . 
Elizabeth Pierson, . 
Mary Armstrong, 
Martha Aber, (Aaron), 
Jonathan Johnson, 
Eleazer Byram, 
Daniel Lindly, . . 

Benjamin Coe, 
Lewis Mills, 
Moses Prudden, 
Hannah Sutton, 
Polly Prudden, (Timo.) 
Lydia Peck, 

Theodosia Halsey, (Henry), 
John Smith, (from Colwell) 
Polly Phihps, 
Mary McCarl, (David), 



When Dismissed or Died. 
Died Oct. 18, i860, born Nov. 19, 1779. 



Mar. 5, 



May 13, 



May 13, 



Sept. 24, 



Jan. 

Mar. 
May 

July 



1798. 



Apr. 22, 1818, aet. 86. 

Jan. 26, 1841 to 2nd P. ch. Morristown. 



Jan. 29, 1816, aet. 40. 



Feb. 2nd, 1802, aet. 32. 

Oct. 29, 1820, aet. ^^. 

(Married Abram Ball.) 



Jan. 27th, 1850, aet. 71. 

May 22, 1817 to Ohio. 

Died June 6, 1857, born Mar. 7, 1778. 



May 17, 181 5, aet. 52. 

Jan. 26, 1841 to 2nd P. ch. Morristown. 
Diciplined, April 19, 1815. 



(Rec'd from church at So. Hanover.) 
Apr. 23, 1855, aet. 92. 



Sept. " 
{To 6< continued.) 



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1774. 


Jan. 


2. 


" 


9- 


" 


16. 


•' 


23 


Feb. 


6. 



'• 27. 

Mar. 13. 
Apr. 29. 
May 22, 



' 29. 



June 5. 



'• 19, 



(Continued from page 150.) 

BAPTISMS 

Isaac Ayres & wf., ch. Sam'l, born 

Oct. 29, 1773. 
John Allen & wf., ch. Abigail, born 

Nov. 13, 1773. 
Silas Howell & wf., ch. David, born 

Dec. 10, 1773. 
Jonathan Hathaway & wf., ch. 

Jonathan, born Dec. 21, 1773. 
Seth Crowel. Jr., & wf., ch. Moses, 

born Jan. i, 1774. 
Jabez Condict & wf., ch, Ezekiel, 

born Dec. 20, 1773. 
Timo. Mills, Jr. & wf., ch. Jacob, 

born Aug. 29, 1773. 
Job. Loree & wf., ch. Josiah, born 

Dec. 30, 1773. 
Matthias Burnet & wf., ch. Mary, 

born Dec. 22, 1773. 
Abraham Talmage & wf., ch. Anne, 

born Jan. 13, 1774. 
David Fairchild & wf., ch., bap. by 

Mr. Horton, Mabel. 
John Mitchel & wf., ch. Joseph, 

born Jan. 22, 1774. 
Abraham Canfield & wf., ch. David 

Sealy, born Feb. 24, 1774. 
John Milborn & wf., ch. Abigail, 

born March loth, 1774. 
Johnathan Ford on wf's acct., ch. 

Charles, born April 9th, 1774. 
Thomas Miller & wf., ch. Joseph, 

born April 5th, 1774. 
John Pierson on wfs acct., ch. 

Esther, born Jan. 21st, 1774. 
Gilbard Allen & wf, ch., baptized 

by Mr. Kennedy, Hannah, born 

March 31st, 1774. 
Alexander Carmichael & wf., ch. 

Keturah, born March 28th, 1774. 
Aaron Pierson &wf,children,Judith, 

born Sept. 22d, 1768 ; Ebenezer 

Howell, born Feb. loth, 1771 ; 

Charlotte, born Feb. 20th, 1774. 
James Hume & wf , ch. Adam, born 

March 31st, 1774. 
Silas Ayres & wf., ch. Ebenezer, 

born May iith, 1774. 
Jacob Erase & wf, ch. Phebe, born 

May 7th, 1774. 



June26. Eleazer Lindsley & wf , ch. Micajah, 

born May 23rd, 1774. 
July 9. David Youngs & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 
born May i8th, 1774. 
" " Sam'l Pierson & wf , ch. Silas, born 

May 30th, 1774. 
" 17. Elias Hedges & wf,, family, Elias, 
born Feb. 14th. 1770 ; Ludlam, 
born Oct. 4th, 1771 ; David, born 
Nov. 24th, 1773. 
Aug. 14. David Dalglish & wf.. ch. Anna, 
born Dec. 14th, 1771. 
" David Gardiner on wfs acct., ch- 
Mary, born July 9th, 1774. 
" 21. Cap. John Lindsley & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born July loth, 1774. 
" " Jedidiah Gregory & wf., ch. Eunice, 

born July 8th, 1774. 
" 28. Henry Gardiner & wf., ch. Abigail 

born July 8th, 1774. 
" " Abraham Gibbard & wf., ch. Phebe. 
born July i8th, 1773. 
Sept. I. Deborah Carter, adult. 
" " Phebe Cooper, " 

" William Hamilton, adult. 
" 18. Robert Youngs, Jun. on wfs acct., 
ch. Hannah, born June 2nd, 1773. 
" Jacob Arnold on wfs acct., ch. 
Samuel, born Aug. 8th, 1774. 
" " Isaac Morris and wf, children, 
Jacob, born Jan. 17th, 1769; Ben- 
jamin, born Feb. 20th, 1774. 
" Ichabod Carmichael & wf., ch. Ste- 
phen, born July 24th, 1774. 
" John Prudden & wf., ch. Phebe, 
born Aug. 15th, 1774. 
Oct. 16. David Phillips on wf's acct., ch. 
Catharine, born June 19th, 1774. 
" 23. Isaac Pierson & wf., ch. Jacob, born 
Aug. 28th, 1774. 
[ " " James Eddy on wfs acct., ch. Han- 
'\^ nah, born Sept. 20th, 1774. 

" " John Redman & wf., ch. Barnabas, 

born Sept. 25th', 1774. 
" 30. Josiah Broadwell & wf., ch. Josiah, 
born Sept. 14th, 1774, 
Nov. 4. David Hoppen, famil}^ Jeremiah, 
born Aug. 9th, 1764; Stephen, 
" Feb. 25th, 1766; Ezekiel, 
" Feb. 6th, 1768; Ananias, 
" Apr. 6th, 1770; Moses, born 
Oct. 6th, 1773. 

(To be cotUintted. ) 



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m 



1793- 


Feb. 15. 


Mar. 12. 


•* 18. 


Apr. 2. 


" 3- 


May 7. 


" 10. 


" 12. 


" 17. 


June. 4. 


" ir. 


" 15- 


" 1 6. 


July I. 


" 12, 


" 17. 


" 22. 


" 27. 


" 31. 


Aug. 4. 


" 22. 


" 29. 


Sept. 10. 


" 13- 


" 15- 



Oct. 1 



(.C&nlintied from page 151.) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 

Experience Pierson,* consumption, 

aet. 48. 
Rolfe, son of widow Hannah Ayres, 

Colic, aet. 12. 
Samuel Minton, consumption, aet. 

37^ 
Nathan, son of Joseph Guering, 

scarlet-fever, aet. 6. 
Thomas Kinney, Esq., gout in his 

breast, aet. 62. 
Moses Lindsley,* consumption, aet. 

S9. 
Cyrus Maxson, son of Stout Benja- 
min, scarlet-fever, aet. 3. 
Sarah, servant of Alex. Carmichael, 

Esq., consumption, aet 14. 
Cornelia, daughter of Abraham T. 

Schenck, scarlet fever, aet. 5. 
Abigail, widow of John Johnson.* 

sudden, aet. 85. 
Joanna, daughter of Abraham T. 

Schenck, scarlet fever, aet. 2. 
Doctor Abraham Howell, consump- 
tion, aet. 22. 
Child of James Stiles, sudden. 
Hannah, daughter of Capt. Ezra 

Brown, consumption, aet. 15. 
Daniel, son of Nathaniel Mathers, 

putrid fever, aet. 11. 
Hannah, widow of Phinehas Ayres, 

consumption, aet. 45. 
Abigail, widow of Thomas Troup, 

dropsy, aet. 60. 
Child of Thomas Jenkins, fits. 
Marcia, daughter of Silas Condict, 

Jun., scarlet fever. 
Child of Vincent Guering. 
Abby, daughter of Jacob Conger, 

consumption, aet. 6. 
Sarah, widow of Daniel Freeman, 

dysentery, aet. 71. 
Sarah Tuthill, daughter of Rodol- 

phus Kent, scarlet fever, aet. 6. 
An illegitimate child. 
Stephen Pierson, decay, aet. 57. 
David Douglas,* consumption, aet. 

48. 
William, son of Stephen Charlotte, 

decay, aet. 2. 
Cato, servant of Peter Prudden, 

billious fever, aet. 19. 



Oct. 16, Charles, son of Joshua Munson, 
fever, aet. 4. 

Child of Jonathan Dickerson, fits. 

Eleazer, son of James Miller, con- 
sumption, aet. 35. 

Nathaniel Peck, son of Stephen 
Turner, scald, aet. 7. 

Margaret, wife of Thomas Cody, 
dropsy, aet. 22. 

Robert Arnold, lingering decay, 
aet. 73. 

Servant child of Doct. Abraham 
Canfield, aet. i. 

A child of Anthony Cazatt. 

Silas Armstrong, a hurt and fever, 

aet. 23. 
Ephraim Youngs,* drowned, aet. 44. 
Mattaniah Lyon,* decay, aet. 69. 
Cyrus, son of Samuel Mills, Jun., 

third day ague. 
Joseph, son of James Swift, dropsy, 

aet. 13. 
Hannah Pierson, consumption, aet. 

65. 
Jane, widow of John Hodges, old 

age, aet. 90. 
A child of Caleb Russell, Esq. 
George Badgley, colic, 68. 
A Child of Isaac Noe,t aet. 2. 
A child of Zebulon Sutten,t aet. 2. 
Mary, wife of John Bryan, con- 
sumption, aet. 27. 
June I. Richard Crooks, drowned, aet. 33. 
" A child of James Stiles, fits. 
" 7. Isaac Ayres,* consumption, aet. 51. 
" 13. Eliza Ann, daughter of Daniel 
Pierson, dysentery, aet. i. 
July 5. Widowof Thomas Coe, fever, aet. 69. 
" Jane, servant of Alexander Carmi- 
ch;iel, Esq., consumption, aet. 8. 

9. Benjamin, son of Benjamin Pierson. 
dysentery. 

" 29. Peggy, daughter of Jep, a black 
man. dysentery, aet. 6. 
Aug.i2. A child of Henry Badgley, dysen- 
tery. 

" 19. Silas, son of James Ford, dysentery, 
aet. 4. 

" 22. Jane, widow of Samuel Rolfe, old 
age, aet. 83. 

{To be coTitinued. ) 



Nov 


2. 


" 


3- 


•• 


16. 


" 


28. 


Dec 


9- 


'< 


31- 


1794- 


Jan. 


3- 


* 


9- 


" 


27. 


Feb. 


4- 


" 


10. 


" 


15. 


•• 


17. 


Mar 


3. 


Apr 


12. 


" 


25. 


May 


II. 


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24. 



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( Continued from page 153. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

At a meeting of the congregation of the 
first presbyterian Church of Morris-Town 
for the purpose of determining whether they 
should give Mr, James Richards a call to 
become the pasture of this parrish, or to 
invite him to preach here a longer time 
upon tryal, and also for the purpose of en- 
tering into some resolution respecting the 
compleating the new meeting house, and for 
other purposes held July 21st, 1794. 

After singing a psalm and prayer by Dea- 
con Ailing, the congregation appointed as 
moderator Deacon Ailing ; Tobias Bodinot 
& Mahlon Dickerson, Clerk. 

It being moved a pole should be taken in 
voting for Mr. Richards, a pole was accord- 
ingly taken by which it was agreed that a 
call should be preferred to him to become 
the pasture of this parish, one hundred and 
forty-two votes being taken for the call and 
two for inviting him to preach here a longer 
time upon tryal. Voted that presbytery be 
requested to write to the congregation of 
Sagg harbour on Long Island to solicit 
them to relinquish a part of the time which 
Mr. Richards is engaged to them, in order 
that he may return the sooner to this place. 

Voted that the sum of four hundred and 
forty dollars a year be paid to Mr. Richards 
in regular quarterly payments, that he have 
the use of the Parsonage, belonging to this 
Parish (except a small part planted with a 
nursery of mulberry trees before Col. De- 
Hart's door) and to be found fire wood so 
soon as he shall keep house, while he shall 
continue to do the duty of a preacher of this 
congregation. 

Voted that Mr. Richards be supported in 
this congregation by a tax to be raised by 
an obligation for that purpose in the words 
following, viz : 

Whereas on the 21st day of July, 1794, at 
a Parish meeting of the first presbyterian 
Church and congregation in Morris-Town 
duly noticed for that purpose, it was voted 
that a call be prefered to Mr. James Rich- 
ards to take on him the pastoral charge of 
the said Church and congregation, and that 
as a compensation during the time, that he 
continue to do the duties of his office as a 
minister or pasture to the said congregation 
he shall be paid at the rate of four hundred 



and forty dollars per annum in quarterly 
payments, with the use of the parsonage 
lands near the meeting house, excepting the 
small lot that contains the nursery of mul- 
berry trees, and it being also voted that the 
said sallary should be raised and levied by 
the parishioners by way of tax as the law 
directs the state taxes to be raised, except- 
ing that four assistants or supervisors an- 
nually chosen to assist the assessor whose 
duty it shall be to make such abatements 
on the tax of individuals as to them shall 
seem just and equitable in consideration of 
their being in debt or any particular mis- 
fortune or embarrasment of circumstances. 
Therefore we the subscribers sensible of 
the general utility and importance to our- 
selves and posterity of supporting the Gos- 
pel and being desirous that unanimity may 
subsist, and that the .burden of such sup- 
port may be borne as equitable as possible 
and hoping jointly to participate in the 
blessings and advantages of the gospel 
ministry, do hereby bind ourselves to pay 
the sums that shall be assessed and levied 
upon us annually to the said Mr. James 
Richards or to such person or persons as 
shall be appointed to collect the same, 
to commence from the time Mr. Richards 
shall return to supply the said congre- 
gation, and to be paid quarter yearly 
during the time he shall continue to 
do the duties of a minister to them, and 
we continue members of the said congre- 
gation, or until this mode of payment shall 
be revoked or altered by a majority of the 
said parishioners, provided that any sub- 
scribers may within three months after the 
expiration of any year erase his name by 
applying to the Clerk of the Trustees, whose 
duty it shall be to keep this obligation. In 
witness whereof we have hereunto sub- 
scribed our names this 22d day of July, 1794. 
{To be continued. ) 



Note from a MS. of the Rev. Joseph 
F. TuTTLE, D.D. — Rev. Baker Johnson 
some years ago conversed with a Mr. Ship 
man (father of lawyer S. of Belvidere) whose 
father aided in building the first house in 
Morristown, somewhere on the stre.jini. It 
was in 1727 as Mr. J. thinks Mr. S. stated. 
This was the same year that Hackett put 
up the first house in Hackettstown. 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written* for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



SEPTEMBER, 1881. 



NO. 9. 



(Printed with the apprcrjal of Session. 



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Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance ; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Vol. I. complete, 75 cents. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J., as second class matter. 

( Continued from page 156. ) 

HISTORICAL SERMON— No. 2. 

By REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D. 
Hitherto there has been a short period 
between the removal of one pastor and the 
calling of another, but from the time of Mr. 
McDowell's dismissal to the settlement of 
his successor was a period of 14 months. 
Mr. Barnes, receiving a call Nov. 29, 1824, 
was ordained and installed Feb. 8, 1825, by 
the Presbytery of Elizabethtown, then but 
recently organized, being a part of the old 
Presbytery of Jersey. In the interval Rev. 
W. J. Hamilton's services had been sought 
by the congregation, who were anxious to 
"hire" him for two years, which he declined 
and soon after he became the successor of 
Dr. Richards, of Newark. Then the Rev. 
Darius O. Griswold was called which call 
he accepted and afterwards declined. But 
the church was not wholly vacant it being 
supplied by Prof. Bush for several months 
and who was the means of introducing the 
Rev.Albert Barnes to the congregation. This 
was Mr. B.'s first charge, and to his Master's 
work here he consecrated all his powers. 
His sermons were close, pungent, discrimi- 
nating and pointed, making no compromises 



with sin and fearlessly uttered. There was 
a practicalness about many of them that 
met the inquiries of the timid and doubting 
whose cases he would gather up in their 
mterviews with him, con over in his study, 
and from the pulpit, the minister's throne, 
would he utter truths suited to their 
individual wants. He would also lay bare 
the hypocrisy and sins of many, who indi- 
vidually felt that he was the man of whom 
the preacher was speaking. One of the 
self-convicted ones came to him with the 
inquiry who had been speaking to hira 
about her,and then indignantly repelling the 
charge by saying, " she would not have 
cared if they had told the truth." 

The greatest commotion was excited in 
the early part of his ministry by his decided 
and unflinching course on Temperance. 
That great work was beginning to occupy 
the thoughts of many. Here he found 
drinking customs in vogue, and distilleries 
dotted all over the parish. Few places 
needed reforming more, said Dr. Fisher in a 
Fast Day sermon preached in 1812. "In the 
guilt of this loathsome vice intemperance, 
this congregation is deeply involved for 
such is its awful prevalence in some of our 
borders that if the destroying angel were to 
pass over, for the purpose of separating the 
infected from the sound we have reason to 
fear that very few would, escape," and then 
in a foot note says this is peculiarly appli- 
cable to a distant limb of the congregation. 
Mr. Barnes found with the limits of his pas- 
toral charge 19 places where ardent spirits 
were made and 20 where they were sold. 
To arrest the evils that are ever associated 
with this vice and remove if possible the 
curse from the community he early called 
the attention of his people to the subject 
by a series of sermons in which he appealed 
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sought to lead them to an abandonment of 
social drinking usages, and of the places 
where intoxicating drinks were manufac- 
tured and sold. Some engaged in the traffic 
were first indignant at his interference and 
radical measures, and after listening to his 
discourse, determined never again to be 
present to listen to another, but at the 
time for the delivery of the next sermon 
they were in their places anxious to hear 
what he would say, and at last so convinced 
were they of the injury that they were 
doing to the morals of the place and the 
happiness of families that soon 17 of the dis- 
tilleries were closed, and not long after his 
departure the fires of the other two went 
out. One has, however, lately been com- 
menced in a neighborhood that suffered 
formerly very much from intemperance, 
but it is not under my pastoral charge, still 
I hope that it will soon be converted into 
something more meet for man's wants and 
those of the community. 

Here also was commenced that system of 
early rising and literary labor, resulting in 
good to the church and pecuniary benefit 
to the author, and that has been kept up 
with but little intermission ever since. 
Sabbath Schools demanded not only a new 
kind of literature, but of comments upon 
the Word of God, To meet the want with 
reference to the latter Mr. Barnes com- 
menced the preparation of a commentary 
on the Gospels which at once became popu- 
lar, and which has been followed by several 
others upon different portions of the Word 
of God. These studies were a great aid to 
his pulpit ministrations, and were regarded 
by him as a side work, occupying his time 
• from 4 till 9 A. M. These publications are 
all of a popular cast. 

Here also was preached and published 
the sermon called "The Way of Salvation," 
which was greatly instrumental in his being 
called to the First Church of Philadelphia, 
and which from its statements in regard to 
certain doctrines led to discussion, opposi- 
tion, censure, trial and a temporary sus- 
pension of his ministerial duties. 

When Mr. Barnes came to Morristown 
there was only one other church in this 
region the Baptist, organized in 1752, but 
which had frequently to struggle for an ex- 
istence, not having attained to the strength 



that it now possesses. In 1826 the Metho- 
dist church was organized which soon ad- 
vanced with great rapidity and has made its 
impress upon a large portion of this com- 
munity. Its first edifice was built in 1827, 
and the present structure in 1841. ( In the 
great revival of 1827-8 over 200 joined the 
society on probation.) According to last 
report it has 310 members, 40 probationers 
and a property worth $16,000. Besides this 
two other churches of this connection have 
sprung up at Green Village and New Ver- 
non with a joint membership of 80 and 33 
probationers. 

In Jan. i, 1827 the Episcopalians were or- 
ganized into a church which took the name 
of St. Peter's. This edifice was consecrated 
in 1828, and its first Rector was the Rev. 
Benjamin Holmes. It was recently enlarg- 
ed and improved under its present Rector 
and contains at present a membership of 
112, An offshoot from this afterwards took 
place owing to certain theological tenden- 
cies on the part of its minister, which was 
organized into the Church of the Redeemer 
and contains a membership of 41. 

During Mr. Barnes' ministry this building 
was crowded every pew being taken and 
from the great revival which occurred 
while he was here and to which on a former 
occasion I have fully alluded, the church 
was greatly strengthened. It was more 
powerful and extensive than any that has 
ever occurred in the history of this place, 
and then as in the revival under McDowell 
this church reached a membership that it 
has never possessed since and never will 
again, owing to the number of churches cov- 
ering the territory then occupied solely by it. 

Mr. Barnes' power while here lay in the 
pulpit and not in social and pastoral visiting, 
and in this he differed from the former pas- 
tors. His pulpit ability, ministerial faith- 
fulness and success directed the attention 
of other churches to him, so that a com- 
mittee from the First Church of Phila- 
delphia, came to hear him, the sermon to 
which I have alluded, was circulated in that 
congregation and as a result a call was in 
due time extended to him. When that call 
came before the Presbytery of Philadelphia 
it was resisted by some on the ground of 
his sermon containing doctrinal errors, this 
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lowed to prosecute the call. Mr. Barnes' 
removal was opposed -strongly by the whole 
congregation before the Presbytery, but be- 
lieving it to be his duty to resign his charge, 
the congregation gave way, and at a second 
meeting of the Presbytery June 8, 1830, Mr. 
Barnes' was dismissed to the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia. The occurrences before that 
body, the Synod of Philadelphia and the 
General Assembly in connection with the 
sermon "the Way of Salvation" are matters 
of history and do not belong to the history 
of this church. The sermon as here deliv- 
ered, was designed says the author to bring 
together the leading doctrines ot the Bible 
respecting God's way of saving men, " And 
is an outline of the way of salvation by the 
gospel." By a singular oversight the great 
doctrine of justification of faith is not al- 
luded to in this "way," while there are to 
say the least unguarded expressions respect- 
ing other doctrines that were sufficient to 
provoke controversy and awaken suspicions 
on the part of a strong portion of the 
church who clung to old measures and a 
distinctive and well understood phraseology. 

No man has left his impress upon this 
congregation more than Mr. Barnes, he 
came here in his youthful vigor, and God 
largely owned his labors, and few ministers 
have had a more attached people, who loved 
him for his excellencies, revered him for his 
piety and have followed his after life with 
undeviating interest. 296 were admitted to 
the church, of these 228 were on profession 
and 68 by certificate. On Oct. i, 1826 
Timothy Tucker, William Enslee. Geo. K. 
Drake, Frederic King, Jonathan Thompson 
and Jonathan Oliver were ordained elders, 
then the session consisted of 14. 

There was after Mr. Barnes' removal, a 
long interval before another pastor was set- 
tled ; one and another had been listened to 
as candidates, but no pastor was obtained 
till Dec. 26, 1831, when the Rev. Mr. Hoover 
was called. He commenced his labors Jan. 
20, and was installed pastor Feb. 8, 1832. In 
the performance of his duties he had the 
sympathy of his people and God did not 
leave himself without a witness among them. 
Several were added to the communion 
during the first year of his ministry and in 
the Spring of the ensuing year a greater in- 
terest in divine things was manifested on 



Morris Plains, Christians there were re- 
vived, prayer was more earnest, and on the 
labors of the pastor in that district God 
poured out his Spirit. Several were awak- 
ened and brought to Jesus. The school 
house was crowded and many could not 
gain admittance. When the work was 
seemingly arrested a day of fasting and 
prayer was appointed which gave a new 
stimulus to the interest and those who were 
halting and doubting soon gave decided 
evidence of conversion. The opposition of 
the infidel gave way and he acknowledged 
Jesus to be his hope and Saviour, and the 
youth fled for refuge to the same deliverer 
and rejoiced in the tokens of redeeming love. 
Some of these have done a good work in 
that neigborhood. Other sections that had 
scarcely been moved were visited with 
God's gracious smiles the latter part of the 
following Winter and Spring. Before this 
the church was in a cold state. Worldly 
conformity was seen, and earnest, living 
piety was lacking. This the pastor and a few 
others saw and lamented, it was brought 
before the session and the church, when 
special meetings for prayers and special 
visitation were determined on. The parish 
was districted and 34 directors were ap- 
pointed, who went two and two. This was 
blessed to some and soon signs of awaken- 
ing were seen, and a succession of religious 
services were commenced in the month of 
February, in which he was assisted by 
neighboring pastors and which continued 
for some time. In Reed and Mattheson''s 
visit to the American churches we have the 
following minute with reference to this 
place. "In the morning, says Mr. R., I 
worshipped at the Presbyterian church. 
The avenues and green were animated by 
the little groups hastening to the house of 
God. Some 60 light wagons stood about 
the green and church fence which had al- 
ready delivered their charge. The people 
were all before the time. The exercises 
were well and piously conducted. Mr. 
Hoover read his sermon, but he read it with 
tears. It was on the duty of parents to 
their children and made a good impression. 
It was adapted to this end, for it was excel- 
lent in composition and in feeling. The 
people did not show much interest in the 
singing nor all the interest in the prayer 



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which I expected, but on the whole it 
was perhaps the best time of both pastor 
and people, for they were still surrounded 
by the effects and influence of a revival 
which had lasted most of the winter." As 
the fruits of this gracious refreshing 52 were 
added during the year 1834. Of this work 
Mr. H., says, "the very air seemed laden 
with awful influence. It seemed to me as 
if some mighty presence hung down from 
heaven penetrating all, oppressing all, and 
I was often afraid to move or speak lest I 
should say or do something wrong." This 
church was at the time the largest in the 
State of New Jersey according to its report 
to the General Assembly. 

On June 26, 1833, Mr. Hoover assisted 
in the organization of a church at New Ver- 
non, drawn mainly from this society, 30 
were dismissed that year from this church 
and several during the next two years. 
That enterprise received material aid in the 
erection of their building, from this church. 
On March i, 1836, the pastor sent to a 
parish meeting a letter giving reasons why 
he wished a dissolution of the pastoral re- 
lation. These were such as to induce the 
congregation to accede to his proposal, but 
from their regard for him they continued 
his salary some time longer. On Sept. 9, 
1832, Stephen A. Prudden, Jonathan D. 
Marvin, John B. Johnes, John R. Freeman, 
Jonathan Pierson, Sylvester Whitehead and 
John W. Cortelyou were added to the bench 
of elders. On April 7, 1836, John B. Johnes 
and Jonathan Thompson resigned their 
seats in the Session. The funds of the 
church were reduced at this time to $2,000, 
besides certain real estate, the principal hav- 
ing been used, with the interest to meet as 
the occasion demanded the deficiency upon 
the pews. At the meeting in which this 
statement was made, it was also unani- 
mously decided to make the salary $1,200 
for reasons forcibly presented in a written 
report to the parish. 

A call was presented to the Rev. James 
W. Adams, of Syracuse which he declined, 
and on Dec. 19, 1836, the same was extend- 
ed to Rev. O. L. Kirtland which he accept- 
ed and entered on his labors Jan. 13, 1837, 
and was installed by the Presbytery of 
Elij^abethtown, March 23, 1837. This year 



a corrected list of members was made and 
the number found to be in actual com- 
munion at that time and reported to the 
next Assembly was 453. The year 1837 
was one of vital moment to the Presby- 
terian church. The acts of the assembly 
were to be approved or condemned according 
to the standpoint taken in regard to them, 
as at that meeting "the plan of union" was 
repealed and certain Synods exscinded. 
This led in the following year to a division 
of the church at large into two bodies, both 
claiming the sariie name and rights. On 
that year the representatives of our Pres- 
bytery adhered to the Old School. The 
Synod of New Jersey met that fall in this 
church and did the same, though the Pres- 
byteries of Newark and Montrose cast in 
their lot with the New School. The decis- 
ion of Presbytery and Synod caused this 
church to remain in connection with the 
Old School though there was naturally 
much sympathy with those who became 
identified with the measures and acts of the 
other portion in which were Richards, Fish- 
er and Barnes the former leaders of this 
pulpit. 

During the latter part of Mr. Kirtland's 
pastorate another division took place that 
had a more immediate bearing upon the in- 
terests of the town and church. Owing to 
causes to which I need not here allude, a 
portion of the congregation felt it to be 
their duty to withdraw and erect a second 
church, and the present tasteful edifice in 
South street is an evidence of the spirit by 
which they were swayed. Party feeling ran 
high and much was said and done that was 
neither for the glory of God nor the honor 
of religion. Amidst the excitement attend- 
ing upon such a measure two things are at 
present matters of rejoicing, the one that the 
house was built and the church organized, the 
other that the bitterness of feeling has been 
removed and something truer and nobler is 
reigning. The present pastors are strangers 
to all that then occurred ; and whilst I can 
speak of the unanimity and cordiality that 
has ever existed on our part, I can also 
testify to the good feeling on the part of 
my flock towards those who thus felt it a 
duty to go out and build. 



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{Continued from page 157.) 



MEMBERS. 

[The third column on this page is the work ol the Record. Information which will 
lead to the correction of any mistake, or the filling of any blank, will be thankfully re- 
ceived. — Ed.] 



Names. When Received. 

Mehetabel Condict (Ebenezer,) . 1799. 

Nathaniel Littell, . . " 

Littell, (Nathaniel), 

Ebenezer Fairchild, 

Phebe Fairchild (Ebenezer), 

Theodocia Ford, (wid. of Jacob, Jr., 

dau. of Rev. Timothy Johnes.D.D.) " " 
Simeon Cory, . . . Oct. 30, 

Elizabeth Holbert, . ' . June 

Isaac Hinds, . . . Oct. 30, 

Martha Hinds (Isaac), 



Abraham Hedges, 



Samuel Arnold (son of John), 
Elizabeth Taylor (Isaac), 
Zilpah Jackson, 
Elizabeth Cutler (Joseph), 
Matsy Condict (Lewis) 
Mary Garrigus, 
Anna Enslee, . 
Abigail Talmadge (Abraham), 



1801. 



Phebe Hedges (Abraham) 


" 


" 


Susanna W. Riggs, 


July 


II, 


Rachel Dady, (widow), 


Sept 


6. 


Kezia Sexton (Jesse), 


" 


" 


Hannah Lindsley, (Stephen) 


" 


" 


Phebe Mills, (Samuel) . 


" 


" 


Zophar Freeman, Jr., 


" 


•' 


Briant Swain, 


Nov. 


27. 


Mary Freeman (Zophar, Jr..) 


" 


" 


Mahlon Johnson, . 


Feb 


25. 


Sally Johnson (Mahlon), 


Mar. 


14. 


Sarah Tuthill (Ebenezer), 


Apr. 


29. 


Eunice Johnson, 


July 


3. 


Sarah O'Conner, 


" 


" 


Elizabeth Enslee, 


" 


" 


Phebe Turner (Stephen). 


" 


" 


Sally Ferris, . 


" 


" 


Sarah Stiles, (Silas), 


Sept 


4. 


Eunice Canfield (Jacob), 


" 


" 


Mary Day (John), . 


'• 


" 


Nancy Guerin, (Jonas,) 


" 


" 


Sara Enslee, 


. 


" 



When Dismissed or Died. 
(Reed from New Providence.) 
May 4, 1800. (Rec'd from Mendham.) 



[13. 1741. 
Died Aug. 31, 1824, born Sept. 
June 25, 1847, aet. 73. 

Dis. March 4, 1814 to Rockaway. 

" " " died 

[Feb. 13, 1835, aet. 69. 

Died Sept. 27, 1830, born July 7, 

[1768, at Bridgehampton, L. I. 

Died Mar, 18,1830, born Dec.11,1768. 

Dis. Dec. 26, 1810, Md. Wm. F. 

[Lazzalere. 
Aug. 3, 1832, aet. 71. 
March ir, 1809, aet. 44. 
June 2. 1837, aet. 76. 
Dis. Aug. 26, 1825 to Chatham. 

Dis. Aug, 26, 1825 to Chatham. 
Dec. 20, 1857, aet. 82 y. i m. and 15 d. 
(Rec'd from Parsippany.) 
" Chester. 



Mar. 7, 1802. 



1803. 



v.vk 



Nov. 6. 1848, aet. 84. 

Dis. Jan. 26, 1841 to 2d P. ch. Mor- 

[ristown. 
March 3, t8io, aet. 44. 
April 7, 1818. aet. 68, [York. 

Dis. Nov. 2, 1813 to Western New 
Aug. 26, 1825 to Westfield, died 
[Oct. 20, 1849, aet. 79. 
Died Jan. 18, 1832. 

Dis. March 4, 1814 to 1st ch. Newark 
Died Jan. 27, 1846, born Dec. 9, 1782. 



July 17, 1806. aet. 37. 



(7b&« eo«t<inue<2«) 



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t774- 
Nov. 4. 



6. 



" 27. 
Dec. 18. 

" 27. 

1775- 
Jan. 10. 



" »5- 

Feb. 5. 

" 19. 

Mar. 2. 



" \2. 



( Continued from page 158. ) 

BAPTISMS. 

Deborah, the wife of Gabriel Wright 
on her acct., had her family 
baptised, Jonathan, born Nov. 
13, 1766; Sarah, born Jan 15th, 
1770: David, born March 31, 
1772; Anna, born April 5, 1774. 

Nathaniel L'homedau & wf., ch. 
Mary, born Sept. 11, 1774. 

Moses Johnson & wf., ch. Timothy, 
born Sept. 7, I774- 

James Miller & wf., ch. Jane, born 
Sept. 3, 1774. 

Calvin Extell & wf., ch. Anne, born 
Sept. 29, 1774. 

Philip Lindsley & wf., ch. Mary, 
born Oct. 16, 1774. 

Joseph Riggs & wf., ch. Cyrus, born 
Oct. 15, 1774. 

David Garrigus & wf., ch. Sarah, 
born April 21, 1774. 

Ezek. Crane, adult. 

Ezek. Crane & wf., ch. Shadrack 

born May 24, 1773. 
Samuel Baldwin & wf.,family, Phebe, 

born Sept. 25, 1768 ; Silas, born 

March 3, 1771 ; Bethuel, born 

Aug. 18, 1774- 
Zenas Condict & wf., ch. Samuel, 

born Nov. 6, 1774. 
Daniel Smith & wf., ch. David, born 

Oct. 17, 1774. 
Peter Norris & wf., ch. Abraham, 

born Nov. 20, 1774. 
Moses Lindsley & wf., ch. Matthew, 

born Jan. 10, 1775. 
Laban Ward & wf., family. Ebenezer, 

born July 31, 1756; Joshua, 
" Dec. 27, 1758; Elizabeth, 
" Sept. 21, 1763 ; Matthias 

Hoppen, born April 30, 1766. 
Ephraim Youngs & wf., ch. 

born Nov. 28, 1774. 
Bloom, servant of Peter Prudden, 

adult. 
Peter Prudden & wf., with yr. ser- 
vant Bloom, her child Cato, 

born Dec. 18, 1774. 
Lindsley Burnet & wf., ch, Phebe, 

born Nov. 21, 1774. 



Mar. 12. Ezekiel Day & wf., ch. John, born 

Jan. 15, 1775. 
" 19. Richard Johnson & wf., ch. Eunice, 

born Jan. 23, 1775. 
" 26. Joshua Winget & wf., ch. Anne, 

born Jan. 24, 1775. 
Apr. 2. Joseph Lewis & wf., ch. John Le- 

Conte, born March 5, 1775. 
" 6. Nathan Reeve, two chn. bap. at his 

own house, Phebe, born Sept. 

6, 1772 ; Nathan, born Dec. 16, 

1773- 
" " Nathan Reeve, at the same time 2 

negro chn., James, born June 25, 

1772; Zuba, born Aug. 22, 1774. 
" 18. John Hunt on wf. Mary's acct., ch. 

Mary, born April 11, 1775. 
" 23. Usual Coe & wf., ch. Asa, born Jan. 

25. 1775- 
" •* Benj. Pierson, Senr. & wf., negro 

ch. Lucas, born March 25,1775. 
" " Isaac Prudden &wf.,ch. Isaac, born 

April 4, 1775. 
May 4. Jonathan Ogden & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Jan. 3, 1775. 
" " Samuel Freman & wf., Mary, born 

Sept. 10, 1774. 
" " Jesse Smith & wf., ch. bap., adult 

Eunice & yr. ch. Nathaniel, 

born Jan. 26, 1775. 
" " Barnabus Evens, adult. 
" 7. Moses Munson & wf., ch. Martha, 

born March, 1775. 
" 14. James Keen & wf,, ch. Mary, born 

April 17, 1775. 
" 28. Abraham Gilbard, ch. Joanna, born 

April 25, 1775. 
" " John Hathaway & wf., ch. Calvin, 

born May i, 1775. 
" " Joseph Bears & wf., ch. Simeon 

Hathaway, born May 2, 1775. 
" " Hezekiah Stebbinson wfsacct., ch. 

Susanna, born Jan. 17, 1775. 
" 4. Col. Jacob Ford, Jun. & wf., ch. 

Phebe, born May 3, 1775. 
" " Jonathan Tichenor & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born April 26, 1775. 
Jun. II. Jonathan Rainer & wf., ch. Cyre- 

nius, born May 18, 1775. 
" 18. Howel Orsborn & wf., ch. Jonathan, 

born April 25, 1775. 
" " Ebenezer Coe & wf., ch. Phebe, 

born May 8, 1775. 
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( Contimted from page 159, ) 

BILL OF MORTALITY. 

1794. 
Aug.23. Rebeckah, widow of Matthew Fair- 
child, dysentery, aet. 73. 
*' " Hannah, daughter of Maj. Lemuel 

Minton.t dysentery. 
" 26. Josiah, son of Simeon Broadwell, 

Esq., dysentery, aet. 2. 
" 30. Isaac Garrigues, fever, aet. 31. 
Sept. 2. William Morgan, decay, aet. 40. 
" 9. William, son of William Meeker, 

fever, aet. 10. 
" 17. Rev. Timothy Johnes, D. D.* dysen- 
tery, aet. 78. 
" 21. Daniel, son of Ezekiel Howell, t 

dysentery, aet. 4. 
" 24. Rachel, wife of Henry Gardner, con- 
sumption, aet. 64. 
'• 28. Jesse, son of John Enslee, decay. 
Oct. 9. Thomas Lee, son of widow Youngs, 
scarlet fever, aet. i. 
" " Jacob, son of Aaron Goble,t dysen- 
tery, aet. 9. 
Doct. Jonathan Cheever, consump- 
tion, aet. 50. 
Sarah, daughter of Edward Carey, 

dysentery, aet. 21. 
Amzi, son of Jeduthun Day, fever, 

aet. 7. 
Kezia, Widow of the Rev. Doct, 

Johnes,* decay, aet. 79. 
A child of Jonathan Dickerson. 
Samuel Loree, sudden, aet. 36. 
Widow Squire, t* old age, aet. 81. 
Julia, wife of Silas Dickerson, 
dropsy, aet. 22. 
26. Sarah, wife of Joseph Shipman, 
burn, aet. 37. 
Robert Clark, dropsy, aet. 57. 

Reuben Gildersleve, decay, aet. 66. 
A child of John Casterline, 
Mehitable, wife of Thomas Tuttle,* 

consumption, aet. 62. 
A child of Aaron Whitehead, fits. 
Uriah Cutler," fever, aet. 86. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham 
Willis,inflammatory fever,aet.i i 
" 24. David, son of Capt. Silas Howell, 

consumption, aet. 21. 
•' 26. Elijah Pierson, dropsy, aet. 66. 
" 27. A child of Moses Crane, 



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Feb. 5. 

" 6. 



Mar. 5. Christopher Lindsnor, fever, 89. 

" II. Major Lemuel Minton,t fever, aet. 
38. 

" 22. Anna, widow of David Ogden,* 
fever, aet. 77. 

" 25. Jeduthun, son of Silas Allen, white 
swelling. 
Apr. 26. Sally, wife of Daniel Guerin, con- 
sumption, aet. 26. 

" 29. Servant child of Silas Condict,Jun., 
rickets, aet. 1, 
May 8. Henry, son of William Kirk, fever, 
aet. 5. 

" 10. Anna, wife of Samuel Crowel.t* 
putrid fever, aet. 27. 

" 13. A child of John Green. 

" 26. Thomas Jones, pleurisy, aet. 36. 

" " Lydia, widow of John Howard, 
, palsy, aet. 70. 

" 24. Sally, daughter of George Noble, 
died in liquor, aet. 7. 
June 4. Charity, wife of Aaron Goble,* con- 
sumption, aet. 44. 

" II. John Brookfield, Esq..t* apoplexy, 
aet. 80. 

" 14. Charity, daughter of John Enslee, 
decay, aet. i. 
July 14. Jane, widow of Thomas Guering, 
old age, aet. 85. 

" " Nathan, son of Whitehead Guering, 
scarlet fever, aet. i. 

" 18. Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Roberts,* 
asthma, aet. 71. 

" 29. Child of James Chidester, aet. 2. 
Aug. 6. Samuel, son of Isaac Prudden, 
dysentery, aet. 4. 
Jeduthun, son of John Crowell, 
dysentery, aet. 16. 

" 6. Servant girl of Elijah Pierson, con- 
sumption. 

" 22. Phoebe, wife of Edward Mills, dysen- 
tery, aet. 37. 

" 31. Child of Joseph Ludlow. 
Sept. 4. Sarah, daughter of Silas Lindsley, 
worms, aet i. 

" 7. Charles, son of Zenas Lindsley, 
dysentery. 

•' " Servant child of Silas Condict, Jun., 
hives, aet. 3. 

" 19. Abigail, daughter of Isaac Garri- 
gues, consumption, aet. i. 

" 21. Hannah, daughter of Ichabod 
Cooper, dysentery, aet. 3. 
{To be continvtii. ) 



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{Continued from page 100.) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 
Voted that Deacon Joseph Pruden and 
Mr. Jonas Philops be a committee to wait 
upon Mr. Richards this evening, and inform 
him of the resolutions of this society re- 
specting him. 

Voted that the Elders & Trustees sign the 
call in behalf of the Congregation to be 
given to Mr. Richards. 

Voied that Messrs. Joseph Lewis, Jonas 
Stiles, Jonas Philops & Lindley Burnet be 
directed to circulate the obligation for rais- 
ing the sallery of Mr. Richards & also 
the subscription for raising money to finish 
the new meeting house. 

Voted that the obligation dated the 28th 
of March, 1794, for the support of the min- 
istry be null and void. 

Voted that the managers of the new 
meeting house be directed to procede to 
the plastering, glazing and puting in seats 
this season— & that Silas Condit, Esq., Mr. 
Benja. Lindsley, Mr. Jos. Lewis, Dr. Johnes, 
Mr. Richard Johnson, Mr. George Tucker, 
Major Kinney, Mr. Jonathan Ogden & 
Caleb Russell. Esq., be a committee to con- 
fer with the managers respecting the same. 
Oct. 21, 1794. At Mr. Crain's house. 
Present, the President, Mr. Lindley, Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ogden & Mr. 
Pierson. 

Voted that Mr. Mills be directed to call 
on the delinquents of Mr. Collin's sallery or 
tax & request them to confess Judgment, 
in case of refusal to prosecute for the same. 
Nov. 19, 1794. Parish meeting. AUex'r 
Carmichal, Esqr., was chosen Moderator & 
Jonathan Ogden, Clerk. 

Voted Mr. Thomas Miller be appointed 
to make the tax for Mr. Richard's sallery 
the present year. 

Voted that Jonathan Stiles. Esqr., Lind- 
sley Burnet, Jonas Philops & Allex'r. Car- 
mical, Esqr., be appointed supervisors 
agreeably to the obligation for raising & 
levying Mr. Richard's sallery. 

Voted Mr. Richard Johnson be appointed 
to circulate thoughroughly through the 
Congregation the obligation & receive seven 
shilling per day for his services from the 
Trustees. 

Voted Messrs. Joseph Lewis, Jonathan 



Stiles, Jonas Philops, Esqr., Ezra Halsey & 
Lindley Burnet be appointed collectors of 
Mr. Richard's sallery. 

Voted that Mr. Lewis, Mr. Lindsley, Mr. 
Mills be appointed to attend the vendue for 
furnishing materials for the new meeting 
house, vendue this day two week? at the 
Court House, 2 o'clock P. M. 

Jan. 5, 1795. Voted that a vendue to sell 
the Mulberry Nursery be held on the prem- 
acies on the first day of April next. (The 
following were purchasers : Geo. O'Hara, 
Seley Campfield, Johnathan Ford, Dr. 
Jabez Campfield, William Jones, Silas Con- 
diet, Esqr., Henry Howell, Ebenezer Stiles, 
Aaron Pierson, John Veal, Benj. Lin^dley, 
Benj. Pierson, Jos. Lewis, Esqr., John 
Mills, Nathaniel Bull, Gilbert Ailing, Joseph 
Beers, Isaac Wolley, Jos. Johnson, The 
amount realized was $37.99.) 

April I, 1795. Ordered that William 
Cherry be directed to take charge of the 
parsonage lot & to inform those who owns 
swine that gits into sd. lot to keep them 
out or ring and yoke them, in case of non- 
complyance that he kill them after notis if 
they again trespass, & that he proceed ac- 
cording to law, that he pound horses or 
cattle in case they trespass contrary to law, 
April 8, 1795. Parish meeting. Deacon 
Ailing, Moderator ; Israel Canfield, Clerk, 
Voted that Benjamin Holloway be ap- 
pointed to call on the parishoners with the 
subscription for the new meeting house, 
and inform the people that unless a sum 
sufficient be previously signed, the parrish 
propose at the next parish meeting to di- 
rect the managers to finish the house & sell 
the seats to reimburse themselves, & that 
the parrish meet for that purpose on Wed- 
nesday, two weeks from this 8th day of 
April, 1795. 

(To be continued. ) 



AN OLD ADVERTISEMENT. 
Leather Breeches, 
A very neat assortment, made in the New- 
est Fashion, to be sold by the subscriber in 
Morris-Town, opposite the New Grist Mill, 
on the lowest terms for cash, iron or grain. 
He also makes up other People's Leather. 

Nov. 5, 1782. Moses Estev. 

New Jersey Journal, Nov. 6, 1782. 

Chatham, printed by Shepard KoUock. 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall rk Written for the Generation to Come."— Psalms 102 : 18. 



VOL. II. 



OCTOBER, 1881. 



NO. 10 



THE RECORD 

Will be printed and published monthly at 
Morristown, N. J. Terras, 50 cents per an- 
num in advance; 75 cents after June. 

Subscriptions will be received at the 
book-stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emraell, 
or through the mail. All communications 
should be addressed to the 

EDITOR OF THE RECORD, 

Lock box 44. Morristown, N. J. 

Vol. I. complete. 75 cents. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
N. J„ as second class matter. 

( Continued from page 164. ) 

HISTORICAL SERMON— No. 2. 
By REV. DAVID IRVING, D.D. 
We are brethren possessing the same 
name, the same faith and belonging to the 
same great family, and as such should labor 
for the same end in harmony and in love. 
It has been to me a matter of regret that 
the church did not divide before. Besides, 
Morris township was larger in population 
in 1810 than in 1830, the church was much 
larger in regard to attendance and in mem- 
bership in 1820 than in 1840, and everything 
demanded that a new enterprise should be 
started. Had the spirit that reared this 
building been manifested in church exten- 
sion in later times, Presbyterianism would 
be much more influential in the community 
than it now is, but self more than God's 
glory kept together a large hive, so that 
when God saw that they would not swarm 
he permitted another spirit to enter and 
thus drive them apart. For the result we 
thank God. Mr, K. went out with the col- 
ony, when those that remained called the 
Rev. A. H. Dumont, D. D., which call he ac- 



{Prinied -.uith the approval of Session.) 

circumstances. There was much excitement 
in the community, the congregation was 



His ministry was exercised under trying 



greatly reduced, pew rents were inadequate 
to meet the expenditures, and a few had 
liberally to meet the deficiencies, but it was 
done, a large salary was given, the church 
building thoroughly repaired, and other 
large sums contributed that at least showed 
a willing mind and a desire to perpetuate 
the old prestige of the church. In one of 
the old papers of the town we have the fol- 
lowing respecting Mr. D.'s ministry : '* The 
lover of oratory could have no greater treat 
nor the intellectual man a richer repast than 
in listening to those productions so refilete 
with admirable reasoning and beaiitiful 
imagery. It is true he was no visitor but 
his deficiency in this respect was by no 
means owing to any want of colloquial tal- 
ent or natural aversion to the delights of 
social intercourse, but he seemed to prefer 
the retirement of his study and the uninte- 
rupted enjoyment of his peculiar pursuits 
to everything else." During his ministry 
of four and a half years 53 were added on 
examination and 58 by letter. On Sept. 21, 
1843, Ezra Mills was ordained elder. In 
Mr. D. sent in his resignation, and in due 
time he was loosed from his pastoral charge. 
On Sept. I. 1845, a call was made and pre- 
sented to Rev. Jonathan B. Condict — it was 
not accepted. On the ensuing November a 
call was given to Alex'r R. Thompson, li- 
centiate, which he accepted and was ordain- 
ed, and installed by the Presbytery of Efea- 
beth Town, Jan. 14. 1848, the Rev. Dr» 
Broadhead, of Brooklyn, preached the ser- 
mon. On May 3d of the same year Ira C. 
Whitehead was ordained Ruling Elder. 
Measures were taken this year for the erec- 
tion of a parsonage house, whidh was finish- 



cepted and was installed January 17, 1841. ed in 1847. and has been Occupied Since 



by the successive pasrt'ors. Owiiig to 



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certain difficulties arising respecting church 
Psalmody Mr. Thompson felt constrained 
in the month of June to tender his resigna- 
tion, and to his request the congregation 
reluctantly assented, and his pastoral con- 
nection with this church was dissolved by 
Presbytery July 28, 1847 ; 31 were added to 
the communion roll, 10 by examination and 
31 by certificate. 

The Rev. James Richards, of Penn Yan, 
was the next pastor, being inducted into 
that office by Presbytery Dec. 28, 1847- 
This installation ^as fruitful in pleasant as- 
sociations. Dr. Magie acquainted with his 
father, the former pastor of this church, de- 
livered a solemn charge to the pastor in 
which he alluded to the bright constellation 
of ministers that constituted the Presbytery 
when he entered it in his youth and then 
said: "Among all, I say it with the earn- 
estness of thorough conviction, there is 
not one to whom my mind reverts with a 
deeper and more filial reverence than to 
James Richards. He was so wise, so judi- 
cious, so prudent. His counsel in those 
days was as if a man inquired at the oracle 
of God. Everywhere, in the pulpit, the lec- 
ture room, the parlor and the market place, 
he was the same upright, dignified, consis- 
tent Christian minister. You will oft be re- 
minded of your honored sire as you go in 
and out among this people. The aged pil- 
grim here will live to speak of his preach- 
ing, his prayers, and his counsel, and they 
will thank God for one who\)ears his name 
and fills his place. May his mantle fall on 
you and your heart he imbued with a dou- 
ble portion of his spirit." How this was 
realized, his walk, conversation and deport- 
ment you well know. The rumors that 
arose and the painful recollections that fol- 
lowed, together with the tedious trial of 
Presbytery are all fresh in your minds and 
need not be enlarged upon ; as a preacher 
he was popular, earnest and vehement ; in 
social intercourse he was affable and win- 
ning. The last sermon he preached was in- 
strumental in the conversion of a young 
man who was a few months ago called from 
our midst, just after he had finished his 
theological course and had commenced 
preaching the gospel of the Son of God. 
He r€?sig<ied his pastoral charge in July, 
i8$i. having-, during his ministry, received 



in to fellowship of the churcn 13 on exami- , 
nation and 40 by certificate. ; 

On Dec. 16,1851, the Rev. John H. Town- 
ley was installed pastor by Presbytery, the \ 
Rev. Dr. Murray preaching the sermon. Mr. • 
Townley had for several years been pastor of 
the church at Hackettstown, where he was ] 
beloved and where God had blessed his min- j 
istrations. He came here at a trying time, ; 
yet by his holy walk and conversation, his \ 
devotedness to his master's service, his un- 
tiring zeal and his faithful exhibition of the 
truth, he commended himself to many | 
hearts, winning their esteem, confidence 
and affection. God blessed his labors. He | 
brought with him the seeds of that disease j 
that closed his ministry on earth and that i 
cut him off in the strength of his days, but i 
to the last he sought to preach the un- 
searchable riches of Christ, and he only 
yielded when he was unable to declare the 
message of God, and on the 5th of Feb. 
1855, he was gathered to his fathers, the 
second pastor that died sustaining this re- 
lation to this church. 

Mr. Townley was born at Westfield, Es- 
sex County, N. J., on March, 1818, was a 
graduate of the College of N. Jersey and of 
the Theological Seminary, Princeton, after 
which he accepted a call to the Presbyte- 
rian Church of Hackettstown and then to 
the First Church of Morristown. His fune- 
ral services took place on Feb. 8, 1855. Dr 
Murray preached the sermon on the text, 
" God so loved the world," &c., a text select- 
ed by the deceased that the gospel mightfc 
again be preached to his people over his re-[] 
mains. Of him the Session hav% recorded 
" that as a pastor his qualities of mind and|^ 
heart, and his excellencies of life and char 
acter have made him a rich blessing to this 
church and congregation." During hi 
three years pastorate 85 were received intc 
communion with the church, 35 on exami^f 
nation and 50 by certificate. 

On Nov. 5, 1855, the present pastor wajtii 
inducted into the pastoral office, the Rev 
Chas. K. Imbrie, of Jersey City, preachec 
the sermon. During these official relation 
the word preached has not been in vain 
There has been an actual gain to the churc 
of about 80. In this period 176 have beek 
added, the larger portion on confessioo f] 
their faith. The chui'ch edifice has bee 



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horoughly renovated, which, with the pay- 
nent of an old debt, has amounted to 
17,000 Four active elders have been added 
o the other excellent body of men that 
;onstituted the session, Messrs. Stevenson, 
)lyphant, Davis and Little. The benevo- 
ence of the church has largely expanded 

there is not a church in the state in pro- 
)ortion to its ability that has contributed 
note for the spread of the gospel than this 
luring the last four years. 

A few brief reflections and I have done, 
i) When the First Church edifice was rear- 
id there were no buildings around the park, 
10 streets except Water street, leading to 
t, the park was a forest and the roads to 
Saskingridge and Mendham were principal- 
y the Indian trail. Hanover was the 
)nly church organized in the county — now 
here are 11 in the township. Then the 
Province had no newspaper, no printing 
)ress and scarcely a decent road. There 
vas no regular mail in the state — a weekly 
nail between Philadelphia and New York 
n Summer and bimonthly in Winter, and 
hese were only Provincial towns. The 
ferseys could boast of no newspaper, 
ind no printing press — now they are count- 
id by thousands in our country. 

(2) When the church was organised 
here were only two in the whole county, 
;mbracing at the time the counties ot Sus- 
ex and Warren and Morris, containing 

1 population of some 4,000 inhabitants, 
■^ow, in Morris county alone we have 48 
:hurches, 24 Presbyterian, 13 Methodist, 5 
Episcopal, 2 Reformed Dutch, i Congrega- 
ional, and i Lutheran — then the member- 
.hip did not exceed 300. Now there are 
),ooo communicants, then there were only 
|.o churches in the State, now there are 
ibout 850 evangelical churches with a mem- 
bership of about 100,000. 

(3) When the first pastor was called to 
.he pastorate in 1742, there were 54 Presby- 
terians ministers in the United States, now 
.here are 6,254. 

(4) When a minister was wanted to sup- 
ply the pulpit, this congregation knew not 
ivhere to look. The Presbytery therefore 
ivrote to the Rector of Yale College if he 
knew of a minister to send him thither — we 
had then no college in the Province and no 
Theological Seminary, but were dependent 



on Foreign ministers or those educated in 
New England. Now we have hundreds of 
candidates. More than a 100 colleges and 
nearly 40 Theological Seminaries in the land 
under Presbyterian influence. Then thetc 
was no associated effort for the spread of 
the gospel or assisting the feeble. In ouf 
branch of the church alone over $3,000,000 
were expended last year for the support of 
the gospel at home and abroad. 

If these indicate progress throughout our 
land there are also healthful indications of 
spirituality in our own branch ; there is 
more piety in the churches and fewer cases 
requiring discipline, now than a hundred 
years ago. There were 170 public confes- 
sions for various gross sins during Dr. 
Johnes' minister. The number was also 
great under Dr. Richards. There are, again, 
more professors in proportion to the popu- 
lation now than formerly, In the 520 fami- 
lies alluded to by Dr. Fisher there were only 
308 professing christians ; now we have 
over 1,300 members in the town churches, 
besides those that belong to the churches 
in New Vernon and Green Village. 

Another cheering sign is that of those 
who unite with the church, more are from 
the young than formerly. Then again there 
is more active benevolence and less bitter 
party political spirit, than in ,the days of 
Richards and Fisher, and also less intem- 
perance. 

Then, as a church we have had no sympa- 
thy with the ultraisms of the day, either on 
the right hand or on the left, in politics, re- 
ligion or moral reforms. This church has 
pursued a steady onward course from the 
beginning. Fanaticism has never crept in- 
to the pulpit or the pew ; it received a 
healthful direction in its infancy, and from 
that it has never swerved. May the same 
noble conservatism mark its after history — 
what that future is we cannot now tell. Soon 
our pilgrimage will end and our relation to 
this church cease. Let us live nobly for 
heaven, cherish the previleges bequeathed 
to us by our fathers — adhere to their princi- 
ples as they were based upon God's word, 
and never forsake the faith that bears the 
impress of heaven, but bequeath it unsullied 
to our children, that, thus standing between 
the past and the future, we may look back 
to the one with gratitude, and forward to the 
other with budding hope and joyous antici- 
pation. 



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( Contimtedfrom page 166.) 

BAPTISMS. 

Jun. 23. Paul Ferver & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born March 16, 1775. 
" James Wilkerson on wt's ace, ch. 

John, born Aug. 29, 1774. 
*' 29. Abel Tompkins & wf., household, 

Phebe, born Feb. 6, 1766 ; Mary, 

born Aug. 23, 1768 ; Anne, born 

Sept. 23, 1770; Jacob, born 

Aug, 17, 1772. 
•• *• Uriah Allen on wf's ace, ch. 

Aaron, born Feb. 24, 1774. 
July 6. DanielTichenor& wf.,ch. Timothy. 

born Jan. 16, 1775. 
9. Sarah Chever, adult. 
•• " Demas Ford & wf., ch. Anne, born 

May 20, 1775. 
•• 20. Abraham Day & wf., ch. Isaac, born 

May 29, 1775. 
*' 23. Benoni Hathaway & wf., ch. David, 

born June 25, 1775. 
" " Moses Prudden & wf., ch. Nance, 

born June 23, 1775. 
" 30. Doc. Bern Budd & wf., ch. Mary, 

born May 13. 1775. 
" John Crowell & wf., chn, William, 

born Dec. 21, 1772; Luther.born 

Feb. 3, 1774. 
Aug. 3. Eunice.wf. of John Primrose, on her 

ace, family — Jacob, born Jan. i, 

1764; James, born Sept. 3, 1766; 

Sarah, born Oct. 21, 1769; 

Henry, born Dec. 3, 1772 ; 

Abigail, born June 29, 1774. 
" " Hannah, wf. of Ephraim Lyon, on 

her account, family — Rebecca, 

born Sept 3. 1764 ; Isaac, born 

Nov. 20. 1766 ; Ezekiel, born 

Feb. 17. 1769; Samuel, born 

Nov. 23, 1773; Mary, born 

March 12, 1775. 
" 13. John Gwinnup & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born June 29. 1775. 
•• " Icabod Cooper & wf., ch. Rachel, 

born July 8, 1775. 
** " John Pool & wf. ch. John, born 

June 27, 1775. 
" 20. Job Loree & wf., ch. Mary, born 

July 8, 1775. 
*' " Elias Hedges & wf., ch. Sarah, born 

July 9. 1775- 



Aug. 20. Joseph Pierson, junr. & wf., ch. 
Hephzibah, born July 12, 1775. 

" " Roberd Youngs on wf's ace, ch. 
Joseph, born July 3, 1775. 

" 27. Wide, of David Wheler, ch. Ste- 
vens Johnes, born July 15, 

1775- 
" Nathaniel Peek & wf . ch. Tirzah, 
born July 21, 1775. 

" 31. Joseph 'Cook & wf., family — Eliza- 
beth, born Aug. 21, 1769; 
Mary, born Feb. 7, 1772 ; Abra- 
ham, born Aug. 11, 1774. 

" " Matthew Ball & wf., family, Mary 
Hathaway, born Feb. i, 1762 ; 
Abigail Hathaway, born Feb. 3, 
1764 ; Jonathan Hathaway, born 
May 6, 1766 ;, Jonas Ball, born 
Dec. 2, '71; Sarah Ball, born 
May 8. '74. 

Sept. 7. George Phillips & wf., ch. Jonas, 
born July 2, '75; also his negro 
chn., Cato, born Dec. 5, 1768 ; 
Surrcen, born April 24, '70 ; & 
Silve, born Jan. 3, '73. 

" 17. David Godden & wf.. ch. Seth, born 
Aug. I, '75- 

*' " Eleazar Hathaway & wf., ch. John, 
born Aug. 16, '75. 

" " Onesimus Whitehead & wf., ch. 
Elizabeth, born July 8, '75- 

" 24. James Smith & wf., ch. Mehetabel, 
born Aug. 13, '75. 

•' " Daniel Bishop & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 
born Feb. 22, '75. 

Oct. I. Lieut. Benj. Hathaway & wf., ch. 

Joseph, born July 20, '75- 
" " Dan Carmichael & wf., twins, Silas 

& Nathaniel, born July 26, '75. 
" 15. Silas Howell & wf., ch. Phebe, born 

Sept. 10, '75. 
" '* John Mills & wf., ch. Ezra, born 

Sept. 12, '75. 
" 22. Benj. Lindsley & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born Sept. 5, '75. 
" 29. Stephen Arnold & wf, ch. Phebe, 

born Sept. 24, '7^, 

Nov. 5, Jabez Condict & wf., ch. Martha, 
born Sept. 20, '75. 

Dec. 10. James Brookfield & wf., ch. Mary, 
born Oct. 27, '75. 
" 17. David Day, on wf's ace. ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Nov. 12. '75. 



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1776. 

Jan. 14. Timo. Mills &wf., ch. Timothy, born 

Nov. 7. '75. 
" 21. Samuel Freman & wf.. ch. Phibe, 

born Nov. 27, '75- 
" 28. Matthias Burnet & wf., ch. Anna, 

born Dec. 12, '75- 
Feb. II. Nathan Guiering & Abigail, adult, 

& yr. son Levi, born Nov. 6, '75- 
■' 18. Seth Crowell &wf.,ch. Esther, born 

Dec. 31, '75. 
" " Zippora Conger, adult. 
Mar. 3. Samuel Allwood & wf., ch. Henry, 

born Oct. 11, '75. 
" 24. Jabez Beach & wf., ch. Epenetus, 

born Nov. 15, '75. 
Apr. 14. Robert Rolfe, adult, & with his wf.. 

ch. Mary, born Jan. 5, '76. 
" " David Hopper & wf., ch. Phebe, 

born Dec. 3, '75. 
" 21. Jedidiah Mills & wf., ch. Ruth, born 

March 8, '76. 
" " Capt. Benj. Halsey & wf., negro ch. 

Sharper, born Dec. 25, '75. 
" " Doc. Timo. Johnes & wf., sick ch. 

bap. at ye house, name Oliver, 

born April 15, '75- 
May 5, Moses Wick's wf Mary on her 

ace. ,ch. Anne born Feb. 15,1776. 
" Ezra Fairchild & wf., ch. Ebenezer, 

born Jan. 18, 1776. 
" 12. Lindsley Burnet & wf., ch. Hannah 

born March 20, 1776. 
" " James Hume & wf., ch. John, born 

Jan. 9, 1776. 
" 26. Daniel Phenix & wf., Elizabeth 

Piatt, yr ch. Elizabeth, born 

April 23, 1776. 
" " Silas Condict & wf., negro ch. 

Zenas, born April 7, 1776. 
June 2. Abel Tompkins & wf., ch. John, 

born April 11, 1776. 
" " Jonathan Hallick & wf., chn. Mary, 

born Nov. 10, 1770, and Mar- 
tha, born May 2, 1775. 
" " Dan. Wick on wf's ace, negro chn. 

Harry, born , 1769: Tabitha, 

born March, 1764, and Antony, 

born March, 1776. 
" 16. Abraham Talmage & wf., ch. 

David, born May 7, 1776. 
" Ichabod Carmichael & wf., ch. 

Ichabod, born May n, 1776. 



June 16. Shadrach Hathaway, on wf's ace, 
ch. Jane, born May i, 1776. 

" 23. Gilberd Allen & wf„ ch. Anne.born 
April 29, 1776. 

'* " Elizabeth, wf. of Thomas Pierson 
on her ace, family — Susannah, 
born Aug. 8, 1763; Abigail, 
born Feb. 14, 1766 ; Esther, 
born March 16, 1771 ; Jemima, 
born June 21, 1773; Kezia, 
born Dec. 23, 1775. 

" *' James Eddy on wf's ace, ch. John, 

born April 20, 1776. 
" 30. James Bullen on wfs ace.ch. John 
Paimrose, born July 28, 1774. 
July 7. David Garrigas & wf., ch. Jeptha, 
born June 7, 1776. 
" 21. John Milborn & wf.,ch. Lidia, born 

Jan. 5, 1776. 
" 26. Nathan Reeve, ch. Samnel, born 

July 7, 1775. 
" 27. James McMullon & Jane. ch. Jane. 

born July 11, 1775. 
" 28. Abrm. Hathaway on wf's ace, chn. 
John, born April 14, 1779 » and 
Abner, born Oct. 11, 1775. 
" Alexander Cermichael & wf., ch. 
Richard Mongoraory, born 
June 22, 1776. 
" Wm. Pierson & tvf., ch. Anne, born 

June 8, 1776. 
" Mary, wido, of Will Crane, ch. 
Mary, born Sept. 20, 1764. 
Aug. 4. Moses Lindsley & wf., ch. William, 
born June 30, 1776. 
" Jonathan Ford on wt's ace, ch. 
Catharine, born June 18, 1776. 
•' John Allen & wf., ch. Silas, born 

June 26, 1776. 
8. Joshua Guiering & wf , ch. Parne, 
born May 27, 1776. 
" II. Barzillai Orsborn on wf's ace, ch. 

Barzillai, born Aug. 27, 1775. 
" 18. Jesse Smith & wf„ ch. Sarah, born 

June 14, 1776. 
" 25. David Youngs & wf , ch. Bathiah, 
born July 10, 1776. 

Sept. I. George Phillips & wf., negro ch. 

GilHs. 
" 15. David Moor & wf, ch. Loammi 

born April 12, '76. 
Oct. 6. Jacob Arnold, on wf's ace, ch. 

Sarah, born Aug-. 7, '76. 



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27. 



Oct. 6. Isaac Morris & wf., ch. John, born 
Aug. 31, '76. 
" " Joseph Bears & wf.. ch. Cloe, born 

Sept. 12, '76. 
" '* Jacob Frazy & wf., ch, Hannah, 
born Aug. 18, '76. 
David Woodruff & wf., ch. Aaron. 
Thomas Miller & wf., ch. Anne, 

born June 5, '76. 
Christopher Wood & wf., ch. Ter- 
resse, born Nov. 26, '75. 
" '* Nathaniel Condict & wf., ch. Rhoda, 
born Aug. 25, '76. 
Nov. 3. Jeduthan Day & wf., ch. Silas, born 
July 29, '76. 
" " Daniel Smith & wf., ch. Joseph 
Gardiner, born Sept. 17, '76. 
John Primrose, on wf's ace, ch. 

Phebe, born Oct. 10, '76. 
Capt. James Keen & wf , ch. Dorcas, 
born Sept. 30, '76 ; also a negro 
ch. Pompey, now about 5 years 
old. 



" 17. 
" 24. 



1777- 
Feb. 16. 



Apr. 16. 
May 4. 
" 25. 
June I. 
July 3. 



" 7- 
" 10. 

" 20. 



Isaac Ayrs & wf., ch. Mary, born 

Oct. 19, '76. 
Silas Ayrs & wf., ch. Sarah, born 

Nov, 28, '76. 
John Mills & wf , ch. Phebe, born 

March 22, '77. 
Joseph Lewis & wf. ch. Elizabeth, 

born Feb. 12, '77. 
Lewis Stewerd & wf., ch. Lewis, 

born Dec. 3, '76. 
Col. Eleazar Lindsley & wf., ch. 

Sarah, born June 8, '76. 
Nathan Guiering & wf., ch. David 

Conger, born Dec. 24, '76. 
Nathaniel Armstrong & wf., ch. 

Isaac, born Feb. 23, '77. 
Walter Buchaman & Ally Camel, 

his wf., ch. Walter, born June 

4. '77. 
John Harparee & wf., ch. Dorcas, 

born Dec. 22, '76. 
Joseph Riggs & wf., ch. Daniel, 

born Dec. 22, '76. 
Andrew Wade, ch. Gideon, born 

Aug. II, '76. 
Jonathan Stiles & wf., ch. Jacob, 

born May 22, '77. 
Jonathan Ogden & wf., ch. Samuel, 

born May 3, '77. 



July 20. Stephen Simson. on his ace, ch. 

Elizabeth, born May 25, '77. 
" 27. Samuel Freman &wf.,'ch. Elizabeth. 

born May '77. 

Aug. 10. George Phillips &wf, ch, Deborah, 

born June 29, '77. 
" 18. Daniel Kemper & wf„ ch, Sophia 

Cornelia, born Aug. 14, '77, 
" 28. Ezra Halsey & wf„ ch. Ezra, born 

July 15, 1776, 
Sept'2i. John Beach & wf., ch. Jonathan, 

born Oct, 12, 1776, 
" " Ezekiel Crane & wf., ch. Abigail, 

born July 20, 1777. 
" 29. Henry Ross & wf., ch. Phebe, born 

Jan. 19, 1777. 
Oct, 19, Howell Orsborn & wf„ ch, Sarah, 

born April 28, 1777, 
" " Silas Gildersleeve & wf,, ch. Phebe, 

born Oct. 22, 1776. 
" " Samuel Pierson & wf., ch Ste- 
phen, born March 10, 1777. 
" 26. Job Loree & wf., ch, Jane, born 

July 28, 1777, 
" " Samuel Ward on wf's ace, ch. 

Phebe, born Sept. 24, 1777, 
" 30, Nathaniel Thompson, chn. Samuel, 

born Jan. 26, 1774; Jeremiah 

Pierson, born May 18, 1775. 
" " John McLaulin on wf's ace, chn. 

Hugh, born Oct. 20, 1774; 

Rachel, born Dec. 18, 1776. 
Nov, 2, Onesimus Whitehead & wf., ch. 

Hannah, born Aug. 29, 1777, 
" " David Douglass & wf., ch. Israel, 

born Sept. 14, 1777. 
" " Jonathan Hallock, ch. Matthew, 

born Feb. 23, 1777. 
" 12. Doc. Timo. Johnes & wf,, ch. Ma- 
ria, born Oct. 29, 1777. 
" 16. Abr, Hathaway on wf's ace, ch. 

Esther, born Oct, 17, 1777, 
" " Aaron Crane's widow., ch. Dama- 

ris, born Aug. 9, 1776. 
Dec. 4. Abrm. Lewis on wf's ace, ch. Eliz- 
abeth Dodridge, born April 23, 

1771. 
" " Samuel Alwood & wf,, ch. Elizabeth, 

born Oct. 7, 1777, 
" 14. Benj, Archer & Charity his wf,, ch. 

Philip Pain, born Aug, 15, 1777. 
" 21. Leah, wido, of J no Sutton, house- 
hold — John, born July 14, 1770; 



THE RECORD. 



I7S 



1778. 
Jan. 8. 



" II. 

" IS- 

" 18. 

" 25. 

Feb. I. 



Mar. I. 
" 3°- 

Apr. 5. 
" 22. 
" 26. 



May 3. 



" 17. 
June 4. 

" 7. 



Ephraim, born March 17, 1772 ; 
Hannah, born Nov. 14, i773 ; 
Mary, born Oct. 7, 1775. 

Usual Coe & wf., ch. Benjamin, 

born April 8, 1777. 
Deac. Matthias Burnet & wf., ne- 
gro ch. Cesar, born May, 1776. 
Capt. Silas Howell & viL, ch. Har- 
riot, born Nov. 23, '77. 
Wido. of Moses Prudden, ch. Daniel, 

born Aug. 5, '77. 
Joseph Pierson, Junr., & wf., ch, 

Joseph, born Nov. 24, '77. 
Jabez Condict & wf., ch. Phebe, 

born Sept. 16, '77. 
Robert Towt (Todd, ed.) & Sarah, 

his wf., ch. Cornelia Hardecker, 

born Dec. 26, '77. 
Jonathan Pierson & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Nov. 16, '77. 
Robert Rolph & wf, ch. Rachel, 

born Nov. 16, '77. 
Benj. Lindsley, Esq., & wf, ch. 

Latta, born Jan. 18, '78. 
Daniel Phenix & wf, Elizabeth 

Piatt, ch. Alexander, born Feb. 

28, '78. 
Abijah Cutler & wf, ch. Joseph 

born Oct. 16, '75- 
Nathaniel Peck & wf , ch. Lydia, 

born March 4, '78. 
James Humes & wf , ch. James, born 

Feb. 21, '78. 
Jesse Smith & wf., ch. Jacob, born 

March 12, '78. 
John Arnold & wf , ch. Cloe, born 

April 24. '74. 
Lindsly Burnet & wf, twins, Mat- 
thias & Mary, born March 8, '7S. 
Matthias Burnet, Junr., & wf , ch, 

John, born March 7, '78. 
Stephen Arnold & wf , ch. Jacob, 

born Jan. 14, '78. 
Jedidiah Orsborn, on wf's ace, ch. 

Abraham Allen, born Nov. 4, 

1777. 
David Fairchild & wf, ch. Silas, 

born Oct. 3, '77. 
Moses Munson«fc wf, ch. Mary, born 

June 30, '7y. 

Richard Johnson & wf., ch. Silas, 
bbrn April 21, '78. 



June 14. Elias Hedges & wf , ch. Ruth, born 

May 3, '78. 
" " David Douglace & wf., ch., adopted, 

Samuel Ludlam, (son of Wick 

Ludlam) born Aug. 27, '75. 
" 18. Anner or Elenor, wf of Timo. Stiles, 

adult, with her chn., Mary, born 

April 4, '73 ; Hannah, born Oct. 

30. '74. 
" 28. James Smith, on wf's ace, ch. 

Thomas, born May 30, '74. 
" " Shadrach Hathaway's wido., ch. 

Shadrach, born Jan. 13, '77. 
July 27. Col. Henry & Cornelia Remson, ch. 

Cataline, born June 27, '78. 
Aug. 2. Capt James Keen & wf , ch, Joseph 

Ayres, born July i, '78. 
" " David Garrigas & wf , ch. David 

born June 30, '7S. 
" " Mary, wf of Daniel Freman, Junr., 

adult, born Feb. 17, '75, and her 

household, fames, born March 

13, '75 ; Hannah, born March 2, 

1778. 
" 13. Joseph Lewis &wf, ch. Jacob, born 

Sunday morn., Aug. 9, '78. 
Sept. 6. Demas Ford & wf , ch. Lewis, born 

Aug. 4, '78. 
" " Ichabod Carmichael & wf., ch. Alex- 
ander, born July 30, '78. 
" " Jonathan Rainor & wf,ch. Eunice, 

born July 14, 1778. 
" Ephraim Youngs & wf,ch. Bathiah, 

born Aug. 8, 1778 
" Dinah, wido. of Abijah Cutler, ch. 

Bathiah. born Aug. 8, 1778. 
" 13. Naphtali Byram & wf, family — 

Abigail, born March 3, 1771 ; 

Anne, born Nov. 17, 1774 ; 

Ebenezer, born April 9, 1778. 
" John Day on wf's ace, ch. Sidney. 

born Aug. 6, 1778. 

Oct. 4. Amos Prudden & Damaris his wf , 
twins Sarah & Mary, born July 
9. 1778. 

" " Counciller Silas Condict & wf., ne- 
gro ch. Cato, born July 18,1778. 

" 18. Jacob Fraze & wf., ch. Jacob, born 
Aug. 6, 1778. 

" " David & Martha Burnet, ch. Mary 
Dickerson, born Sept. 3, 1778. 
" Daniel Smith &wf,ch. Paniel.born 
Aug. 31. 1778. 



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rttE RECORD. 



Nov.is. Asahel Hinman & wf., ch. Samtiel, 
born Sept. 2. 1778. 
" Esther, wido. of Rob. Day, ch. Ro- 
berd, born Aug. 13, 1778. 
" 22. James Youngs & wf.. ch. Samuel, 
born Oct. 22, 1778. 

1779- 
Jan. 3. Col. Benoni Hathaway & wf., ch. 
Jabez, born Nov. 20, 1778. 
" 24. John Prudden <fe wf., ch. Anne.born 

Oct. 6, 1778. 
•• •' John Pool & wf. ch. Elizabeth.born 

Nov. 30, 1778. 
" 31. David Day * wf., ch. Sarah, born 
Dec. 29, 1778. 
" Nathaniel Armstrong & wf., ch. 
Rhoda, born Dec. 13, 1778. 
" " Nathan Guierin & wf., ch. Roberd, 
born Dec. 9. 1778. 
Feb. 21. Daniel Carmichael & wf., ch. Ruth, 
born Dec. 27, 1778. 
" Joseph Beers A wf., ch. Phebe,born 
Jan. 12, 1779. 
" 28. John Beach 4 wf., ch. Charlotte, 
born Jan. 2, 1779. 
" John Primrose on wf's ace, ch. 
Anne, born Nov. 30, 1778. 
Mar. 4. Thomas Miller A wf., twins Jona- 
than & David, born Dec. 25, 
1778. 
" 21. David Ogden on wf's ace, ch. 
David, born Nov. 4, 1778. 
Moses Wick on wf's ace, ch. Jane, 
born Oct. 10, 1778. 
" •' John Allen & wf., ch. Hannah, 
born Feb. 5, 1779. 
Apr. II. Deac. Allen & wf., ch. Timothy,born 
Dec. 26, 1778. 
" Alexander Carmichael A wf., ch. 

Charles, born Feb. 27, 1779. 
" Jonathan Ford on wf's ace, ch. 

ApoUos. born Feb. 28, 1779. 
'• Daniel Tichenor A wf., ch, Jerud, 
born Feb. 28, 1779. 
" " Silas Ayrs A wf., ch, Mary King, 
born March 2, 1779. 
" Thomas Pierson A wf., servant ch. 

John, born March i, 1779. 
" Matthew Rainer A wf., ch. Cor- 
nelius, born Nov. 23, 1778. 
" John Harporee A wf.,ch. Elizabeth, 

born Feb. 4. I779- 
" 25. Luther Extel A wf., son, March, 
1779- 



May 2. Jonathan Wilkerson on wfs ace. 
ch. Matthias. 
" Ichabod Cooper A wf., ch. Ephraim, 
born May 4, 1779. 

June 27. George Phillips A wf.. ch. Phebe, 
born May 15, '79. 
" " Benj. Prudden A wf., ch. John 

Stevens, born May 8, '79. 
" " Jonathan Hallock A wf., ch. Jona- 
than, born May 7, '79. 

July 4. Ebenezer Stiles A wf., chn. bap. 
by Simon Gobill, names, Abner 
Gobill, born June 27, '65 ; Lu- 
ther Gobill, born May 24, '70 ; 
Calvin Gobill, born March 6, 

1773- 
" 18. Isaac Pierson A wf., ch, John, born 

May 16, '79. 
" 22. John Mills A wf., ch. Hulda, born 

June 25, '79. 
Aug. /. Jonathan Ogden A wf., ch. Oliver, 

Waj'-ne, born July 5. '79. 
8. Isaac Ayrs A wf., ch. Anrje, born 

July 8, '79. 
" 29. Levi Lindsly A wf., ch. Benjamin, 

born Jul)'- 13. '79. 
" " Eunice, late Prudden, now Rowley, 

ch. Hannah, born Feb. 7, '79. 
Oct. 13. John Stevenson on wf's ace, ch. 

John, born Aug. i, '79. 
" 17. Jer. Bird, on wf. Eliz. ace, ch. Fre- 

man, born Jan. 18, '79, 
" " Isaac Morris A wf„ ch. Robert, born 

Sept. 2, '79. 
" " John Lyon A wf., ch. Mary, born 

April 18, '78. 
" ." Abner Condict A wf., ch. Rhoda. 

born July 22, '79. 
" 24. Daniel Kemper A Jane, his wf., ch. 

Daniel Darby, born Aug. 30. '79. 
" 27. Daniel Phenix A wf.,ch.Sidney, born 

Oct. 7, '79. 
'• 31. James Bampfield A wf., twins. Re- 

beka A Jemima, born Sept. 5, 

1779. 
" " Jonathan Hathaway A wf., ch. 

Lydia, born Sept. 25. '79. 
" " Joseph Tuttle, on wf's ace, ch. 

Phebe, born '79. 

" " Joseph Riggs A wf., ch. Rebekah. 

born Sept. 6, '79. 
•' Usual Coe A wf.. ch. Benjamin, 

born Sept. 5, 1779. 
( To be contin'^ed. ) 




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BAPTISMS. 
Oct. 31. Boys Pruden & wf.. ch. Bethuel, 
born Aug. 10, 1779. 
" Sussex Negro on wfs ace. with 
her Mrs. Doughty, ch. Sarah, 
born Sept. 7, 1779. 
Nov. 3. Jedidiah Gregory, motherless in- 
fant Jedidiah, born Nov, i, '79> 
5. David Muire on wfs ace, ch. 
Araunah, born March 28, '78. 
'• 25. Lewis Nichol& wf., ch. Lewis, born 
Oct. 24, '79- 
'• Timothy Stiles & wf., ch. Phebe, 
born Sept. 28, '79. 
Dec. 9. Samuel Allwood & wf.. ch. Phebe, 
born Oct. 25. '79. 
" 26. Jabish Condict & wf., ch. Abigail, 
born Oct. 10, '79. 
I 1780. 

Jan. 2j. David Youngs, ch. David, born Jan. 
9, '80. 
" 30. Jonathan Pierson & wf., ch. Kezia, 

born Oct. 2, 79. 
" " Stephen Arnold & wf., ch. Thomas, 
born Nov. 29. '79. 
Feb. 6. Onesimus Whitehead & wf., ch. 
Abn'er, born^ Oct, 22, '79. 



Hul- 



ls- 



April 



Feb. 6. Naphtali Byram * wf., ch. 
dah, born Nov. 19, '79- 
•' Samuel Pierson & wf.. ch. Isaac, 
born Dec. 23, 79. 
Abrm. Hathawa}' on wfs ace, ch. 
Ruth, born Dec. 24, '79. 
" John Kenny, junr. on wfs ace, ch. 

Harriot, born Nov. 14, '79. 
" Abraham Talmage & wf , ch. Han- 
nah, born Dec. 4, '79. 
'• 20. Capt. Silas Howell & wf , ch. Mary. 

born Nov. 22. '79. 
" '• Roberd Rolfe & wf. ch. Henry, 
born Oct. 18, '79. 
Mar. 19. Jonathan Stiles, junr. & wf, ch, 
Elizabeth, born Jan 26, '80. 
" Capt. Jacob Arnold on wfs ace, 
ch. Gitty, born Nov. 29. '79. 
Ichabod Carmichael & wf , ch. Eliz- 
abeth, born Jan. 30, '80. 
Ezekiel Crane & wf, ch. Silas, born 
Jan. 30, "80. 
" Jabish Beach & wf , ch. Elizabeth. 
born Jan. 9, '80. 
" " Elias Hedges & wf , ch. Anne, born 

Jan. 29, '80. 
" 12. Caleb Munson & wf, ch. Caleb, 
born Jan. 4, '80. 
" Moses Munson & wf, ch. Tamar, 
born Jan. 16, '80. 
" 23. Joseph Lewis & wf , ch. Timothy, 

born March 10, '80. 
" " Reuben Wood & wf , ch. Zenas, born 

Sept. 26, '79- 
" 30. David Dalglish <fe wf, ch. Timothy, 

born March 13. '80. 
" " Daniel Smith &*wf , ch. David, born 
Feb. 19, '80. 
May 7. Col. Jno. & Catharine Nelson, ch. 
Gertrude, born April 25. '80. 
'* 9. Walter Buchanan <fc wf , ch. Eliz'a- 



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May 14. Matthias Burnet & wf., ch. Esther, 

born March 5, '80, 
•• 15. William Carr, a soldier, & wf., ch. 

Sarah, born Jan. 27, '80. 
" 21. James Humes & wf., ch. William, 

born March 10, '80. 
" " Joseph Pierson. Junr., & wf., ch. 

Phebe, born April 6, '80. 
" " James Youngs A: wf., ch. Hannah, 

born April 13, '80. 
" 25. Jedidiah Orsborn, on wfs ace, ch. 

Isaac, born Sept. 21, '79. 
" 28. Benj. Archer & wf., ch. William, 

born March 21, '79. 
June. 4. Nathan Reeve & wf., ch. Samuel, 

born Oct. 26, '79. 
*' 18. John Lyon & wf., ch. Rachel, born 

Feb. 10, '80. 
" 25. Nathaniel Peck & wf., ch. Sarah 

born May 6, '80. 
" " Andrew Wade * wf., ch. Rachel, 

born Feb. 10, '80. 
" " Nathaniel Broadwell&wf., ch. John, 

born Aug. 23, '79. 
" •• Joshua Guerin & wf., ch. Susanna. 

born March 25, '80. 
July 2. John Hathaway * wf., ch. Jemima, 

born March 12, '80. 
" " Sam Day, on wfs ace, ch. Phebe, 

born Oct. 22, '79- 
" " Abraham Day & wf., ch. William 

Windes, born March 10, '80. 
" " Lindsly Burnet & wf,. ch. William, 

born March 9, '80. 
" 9. Samuel Freman <k wf., ch. Stephen, 

born May 2, '80. 
" " Calvin Extel & wf., ch. Philip Lind- 

sley. born Dec. 3, '79- 
" 21. Col. Henry & Cornelia Remson.ch. 
' Cornelius, born June 18, '80. 
Aug. 6. Wido. of Philip Hathaway, ch. Phil- 
lip, born May 22, '77. 
" 13. Nathaniel Armstrong & wf., ch. 

Samuel born Aug. 21, 1779. 
" " Stephen Conkling, Junr., & wf., ch. 

Sarah, born Sept. 14, '79. 
" If. Moses Lindsly & wf., ch. Rhoda. 

born Jijly 7, '80. 
" " Nathan Guierin & wf., ch. Jabesh, 

born July 23, *8o. 
" 20. Daniel Bears & wf . ch. Triphcna, 

born July 27, '80. 
" 27. John Pay, on wf»acc..ch. Abraham, 

born J'uly 24, '80, 



Oct 


I. 


/" 


8. 


" 


25. 


« 


26. 



Sept. 10. Richard Johnson, Esqr., & wf., ch. 
Paul, born Aug. 6, '80. 
" " Ichabod Spinnage & wf., ch. John 

Pierson, born Dec. 25, '79. 
" 17. Abijah Fairchild& wf., ch. William, 

born July 24, '80. 
" " David Tarbill, on wfs ace, ch. 
Martha, born May 14, '80. 
Joseph Marsh & wf., ch. Martha, 

born July 23, '80. 
James Eddy, on wfs ace, ch. Phebe, 

born Aug. 13, '80. 
Doer. Lewis Dunham, on wfs ace, 

chn. Mary & John. 
James Ford, on wfs ace, nephew, 
adopted Samuel Moor, born 

March '73. 

'• " Peter Parcel, on wfs ace, ch. Sarah, 
born Nov. 26, '79- 
Dec. 21. Corporal John Smith & wf., from 
camp, recommended by yr. 
Capt., ch. Ann, born Jan. 12, '80. 
" " Edward Blake, soldier, recommend- 
ed by his Capt., & wf., ch. Ed- 
ward, born Oct. 29, '80. 

Robert Towt & wf., ch. Margaret, 

born Oct. 4, '80. 
Ichabod Cooper & wf., ch. Daniel, 

born Nov. 20, '80. 
Isaac Prudden & wf., ch. Isaac, born 

Oct. 16, '80. 
Matthew Ramer & wf., ch. Hannah, 

born Dee 20, '80. 
Daniel & Elizabeth Pheniz, ch. 

Rebekah, born Jan. 17, '81. 
Doc. Tuthill & wf., negro, ch. Pero, 

born Jan. 18, '79. 
Alexander Carmichael & wf., ch. 
Mary, born Dec. 29, '80. 
" " David Garrigas & wf , ch. Stephen, 

born Dec. i, '80, 

" " John Pool & wf , ch. Phebe, born 

Jan. 28, '81. 

Apr. 1. Enos Limus, negro ch. Adam, born 

Feb. 6, '81. i 

" 8, John Beach & wf., ch. Harriot, 

born Jan. 9, '81. 
" 15. Joseph Byram & wf., chn. John 
Reed, born Jan. 14, '79 ; and 
Ebenezar Alden, born Feb. 3, 
'81. 
" 3^ David Fairchild k wf., ch. X^^s, 
bbto feb. li, '6t. 



1781. 
Jan. 14. 



28. 



Feb. 7. 



Mar.i8. 



THE RECORD. 



179 



Apr.29. 

May 3. 

'* 13. 



" 20. 
" 37. 

" 3. 
Juneio. 

" 12. 



" 24. 


July I. 


" 8. 


" 22. 


Aug. 1 5 


Sept. 2. 
Aug.31 



Sept 1 7. 



" 23. 

Oct. 7- 

" 14. 



David Porter, on wf's ace, ch, 

John, ^rn March 14, '81. 
John Allen & wf., ch. Rachel, born 

March 12. 81. 
Elder Jno, Lindsley & wf., ch. Azar- 

iah, born March 28, '81. 
Jonathan Ford, on wfs ace, ch. 

Catharine, born March 25, '81. 
Joseph Bears & wf., ch. Jabez, born 

March 25, '81. 
Aaron Pierson & wf., ch. Mary, 

born, March 26, '81. 
Luther Extel & wf., ch. Phillip, 

born Feb. 10, '81. 
Deac. Gilbard Allen & wf., ch. Jemi- 
ma, born March 18, '81. 
Isaac Pierson & wf., ch, Abraham, 

born March 6, '81. 
Ephraim Youngs & wf., ch. Abijah, 

born May 2, '81. 
Stephen Arnold & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born April 5. '81. 
Wm. Satterly & wf., ch. David, born 

May 3, '81. 
Silas Ayrs & wf., ch. Hannah, born 

May 12, '81. 
Jacob Frazy & wf., ch. Isaac, born 

Feb. 21, '81. 
Jeduthan Day & wf., ch, Phebe, 

born Dec. 22, '80. 
Charity, wido. of Jno. Wheeler, chn. 

Susanna, born Dec. 8, '76; and 

Elizabeth, born March 18, '79- 
Wido. Bette Dobbin, ch. Elizabeth. 
Samuel Ludlam, Jun'r, bap. and 

joined ye. ch. in full, adult. 
Elizabeth, Rich Watcuk's wf., 

adult, and 2 chn. Maty Kent, 

born Oct. 15, '69; and Elias, 

born Aug. 22, '76. 
Sarah, wf. of Michael Conner, adult 

& ch. Elizabeth,born Feb. i, '.81. 
Jesse Cutler & wf., ch, Abijah, born 

Aug. 13, '81. 
Ichabod Carmichael & wf., ch. 

Hannah, born Aug. 5. '81, 
Wido. of Nathaniel Condict, ch. 

Abigail. 
Ichabod Spinnage & wf., ch. Isaac 

Watts, born Aug. 21, '81. 
Silas Gildersleeve & wf., ch. John, 

born Aug. 16, '81. 

John Mills & wf., ch. Jonas, born 
Sept. 13, '81, 



Oct. 21. John Harparee & wf., ch. Sarah, 
born Sept. 29, '81. 

" " Roberd Rolfe & wf., ch. Samuel, 
born Sept. 5, '81. 
Nov. I. Joseph Pruden & wf., ch. Joanna, 
born Sept. 25, '81. 

,' " David Day on wf's ace, ch. Joseph, 
born April 28, '81. 
" Loruhama, ye wido. of Silas Jen- 
nings, ch. Phebe, born Sept. 6, 
'81. 

" 19. Nicholas Carter & wf.. family— Si- 
las, born July 9, '65 ; Elenor, 
born May 18, '67 ; Sarah, born 
Aug. I, '69 ; Elizabeth, born 
Jan. 5, '73; Rhoda, born April 
13. '77 ; and Nicholas, born 
Dec. 25, '80. 

" 21. Abraham Talmage & wf., ch. Jos- 
eph, born Oct. 17, '81. 

" " Joseph Tuttle on wf's ace, ch. Wil- 
liam, born Aug. 19, '81. 

" 22. Of 2,016 bap. a majority of males 6. 

" 29. Capt. Jacob Arnold on wf's ace, 
ch. Jacob, born Sept. 21, '81. 
Dee 2. Jabez Beach & wf., ch. Phebe, born 
Oct. 14, '81. 

" 13. Jonathan Ogden &wf., ch. Stephen, 
born Nov. 13, '81. 

" " John Prudden & wf.,ch. John, born 
Nov. II, '80. 

" 23. Jonathan Hallock & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Nov. 2, '81. 

" 27. Samuel & Mary Teressa Flemin, ch. 
Sam'l Dunham, born Nov. 3, '81. 

1782. 
Jan. 3. Anthony & Mary Bleecker, ch. 
Elizabeth DeHart, born Aug. 
2, '81. 

" " David Ogden on wf's ace, ch. John 
born Oct. 30, '81. 
4. Jeremiah Stone, adult, & chn. 
Lewis, born Dec. 28, 'jy ; & 
Silas, born Feb. 8. '81. 

" 19. Dan. & Jane Kemper, ch. Ann Ger- 
trude Miller, born Aug. 4, '81. 
Feb. 3. Abner Condict & wf., ch. Rebekah, 
born Dec. 7, '81, 

" 28. Naptali Byram & wf., ch. Susanna, 
born Jan. 22, '82. 

" " Henry Lane, adult. 
Mar.24. John Dickerson & wf.. ch. Joseph 
Lindsley, born Oct. 7, '81. 



i6o 



THE RECORD. 



April 7. Jonathan Johnson, on wf's ace, ch. 

William, born Oct. 22, '81. 
" •' Abner Wade & wf., ch, Abigail More- 
house, born March 3, '82. 
" 14, Timothy Stiles & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Feb. 6, '82. 
" 21. Usual Coe & wf., ch. Rachel, born 

Nov. 16, '81. 
•* , " Matthias Burnet, Junr., & wf., ch. 

Anne, born Jan, 16, '82. 
•• 25. Jon. Stiles, Junr., & wf., ch. Gitty, 

born March 20, '82. 
" 38. Capt. Silas Howell & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born March i, '82. 
."., V Capt. Dan. Tuttle & wf., ch. John 

Alexander, born Dec. 24, '81. 
•• " Jonathan Raynor & wf., ch. Pru- 
dence, born Feb. 3, '82. 
May 3. Ephraim Lindsly & wf., family, 

Sarah, born June 20,'78; Hyram. 

born Feb. 27, '80 ; David, born 

March 10, '82. 
" " David Walker's wf., Elizabeth, adult, 

& on her ace, ch. Richard, born 

Aug. 7, '75. 
"1 , 5. fedidiah Mills &wf., ch. Sarah, born 

March 27, '82. 
" " Abijah Fairchild & wf.. ch. Cathar- 
ine, born March 6, '82. 
" •* Samuel Allwood & wf., ch. Stephen, 

born Jan. 5, '82. 
*' *' Abrm. Hathaway, on wf's ace, ch. 

Peter Dickerson, born Mar. 17, 

1782. 
" " Larence Dowling, on wf's ace, ch. 

Elizabeth, born Jan. 3, '81. 
" " Jacob Emery, adult, & wf., chn. 

Jonathan, born July 29, '79; & 

Joanna, born March 12, '82. 
" 19. David Muir, on wf's ace, ch. Josiah, 

born Jul)'^ 6, '80. 
" 22. Ruben Wood & wf., ch. Stephen, 

born Dec. 19, '81. 
" 36. John Lindsly, Junr., & wt., ch. Anne, 

born Oct. 30, '81. 
•• •' Nathan Reeve & wf.. ch. Nathan, 

born Jan. 3, '82. 
** 39. Jno. Kenny on wis ace, ch. Maria, 

born Dec. 13, '81. 
June 2. Daniel Freman, Junr., & wf., ch. 

Phebe, born Dec. 31, '81. 
" 9. Abr. Day & wf., ch. Abraham, born 

March 23, '82. 



June 16. Elias Hedges on wf's ace, ch. David, 

born April i^ '82. 
" 23. Isaac Ayers & wf., ch. Stephen 

Cooper, born May 16, '82. 
" '• Caleb Edy & wf., adult Esther, their 

ch. also Timothy, born March 

4, '81. 
" 30. James Wilkerson on wf's ace, ch. 

Ebenezer, born April 25, '82. 
July 5. Widow Deborah Brookfield, ch. 

Sarah, born April 3, '82. 
" " Ben. Hamilton's wf., Rebekah, 

adult, & on her ace, ch. Lot, 

born April 29, '81. 
7. Major Joseph Lindsly & wf., ch. 

Phebe. born Feb. 11, '82. 
" 16. Joseph Pierson, Junr., ch. Abigail 

born April 13, '82. 
" 21. Samuel Seward & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Sept. 22, '82. 
" 28. Caleb Russel & wf., chn. Henry 

Pierson, born March 25, '80. & 

John, born June 7, '82. 
" " Jabez Condit & wf., ch. Zenas, born 

May 20, '82. 
" " Daniel & Elizabeth Phoenix, ch. 

Jinnett, born July 15, '82. 
Aug. I. Capt. John Stevenson on wf's ace, 

ch. Elizabeth, born June 9, '82. 
4. Nath'l Broadwell & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Nov. 17, '81. 
" II. Richard Johnson & wf., ch. Peter, 

born June 27, '82. 
" 18. James Humes & wf., ch. Samuel, 

born March 16. '82. 
" " Nathan Guierin & wf., ch. Mary, 

born July 18, '82. 
" 25. Isaac Prudden & wi., ch. James, 

born July 29, '82. 

Sept. 2. David Burnet & wf., ch. Ann, born 

July 18, '82. 
" "12. Doc. Lewis Dunham on wfs ace, 

ch. George Tuthill. born March 

22, '82 ; also a negro ch. Harry, 

born May, '76. 
" 15. George Marsh & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born July 3, '82. 
" 22. James Youngs & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born Aug. 2. '82. 
" •' John Day, on wfs ace, ch. William, 

born Aug. i8, '82. 
" 29. Silyanus Arnold, on wfs ace, ch. 

Anne. 



THE RECORD. 



i8i 



Oct 6. Samuel Pierson & wf., ch. Mary, 

born Sept. 9, '82. 

" 10. Cornelius Loce & wf., family ; 

Phebe, born May 14, '68 ; Aaron, 

born April 12, '70; Mary, born 

Nov. 2, '72 ; Daniel, born Nov. 

30, '75 ; Charity, born Aug. 18, 

'78 ; and James, born Nov. 3, 

'81. 

" : " John Loce, on wf's ace, chn. Leti- 

cia, born March 3, '74, David 

and Sarah, born March 13; '77; 

and granddaughter Naomi, born 

April 21, '73- 

" " Hezekiah Stebbins, on wf sacc, ch. 

Elizabeth, born Feb. 22, '80. 
" 13. Onesimus Whitehead & wf., ch, 

Ruth, born Aug. 22, '82. 
" 19. James Ford, on wf's ace, ch. Sarah, 

born Sept. 12, '82. 
" " Demas Ford, on wf's ace, ch. Sarah, 

born Oct. 25, '81. 
" 20. Henry Clark & wf., ch. John, born 

Dec. 6, . '81. 
" *• Jed. Orsborn, on wf's ace, ch. Mary, 
born Sept. 3, '82. 
f Deae Jno. Hunterdon & wf., ch. 
John, born Nov. 2, '79. 
Daniel Clark & wf , Han., chn. Ica- 
bod, born July 13, '75 ; Hannah, 
" 23. born Jan. 16, '78 ; Phebe, born 

Shon- -j March 22, '81. 

gum. John Dean, on wf's ace, chn. Mat- 
I thias, born Oct. 2, '72 ; Aaron, 

I born Oct. 22, '74 ; William, born 

I Feb. 7, '76 ; Mary, born June 9, 

[ '78 ; Daniel, born Dec. 23, '81. 

N ov. 3. Peter Hill & wf„ ch. Rachel, born 
June 4, '82. 
" " Samuel Day & wf., ch. Susanna, 
born Feb. 6, '82. 
" Ichabod Badgly & wf, ch. Lydia, 
born Jan. 23, '82. 
" 10. Jonathan Pierson & wf, ch. Sarah, 

born Dee i, '81. 
" 24. David Hoppen & wf , chn. David, 
born Feb. 25, '78 ; & Matthias, 
born Jan. 31, '82. 
" 27. Col. Henry Remsen & wf , ch. Wil- 
liam, born Sept. 25, '82. 
Dec. 15. Matthew Rainer & wf , ch. David, 
born Nov. 4, '82. 
" Joseph Marsh & wf, ch. Elizabeth, 
born Oct. 7, '82. 



1783. 
Jan. I. 



Eunice Tompkins, adult. 



Jan. 5. Col. Benoni Hathaway & wf,, ch 
Ruth, born Nov. 15, '82. 
" Ichabod Cooper & wt. , ch. David, 

born Dec. 5, '82. 
7. Joseph Riggs & wf , ch. Hannah, 
born Sept. 3, '82. 
" 26. Stephen Conkling, junr., & wf., ch. 

Elizabeth, born Sept. 15, '82. 
" " Armstrong Jones on wf's ace, ch. 
John Sutton, born Nov. 11, '82. 
Mar. 16. Wil. Saturly & wf , ch, Elizabeth, 
born Jan. 15, '83. 
" II, Lydia Parker on her ace, chn. 
Moses Johnston, born Aug. 20, 
1771 ; David Johnson, born 
Oct. 30, '73 ; Jacob Johnson, 
born April 22, '76 ; Morris 
Johnson, born May 15, '79. 
•' 26. David Garrigas & wf., ch. Han- 
nah, born Jan. 26, '83. 
" David Dalglish & wf., ch. David 
born Dec. 28, '81. 
" 30. John Pool & wf , ch. Luther, born 
F'eb. I. '83. 
April 6. David Tarbill & wf , ch. David, 
born Jan. 25, '83. 
•' Sarah, wf of Michal Conner on her 
ace, ch. James, born Jan. 16, '83. 
" 12. Daniel Kemper & wf, ch. Thomas 

Wair, born April 11, '83. 
" 27. Daniel Smith & wf„ ch. William, 
born Feb. 2, '83. 
May 2. 'Capt. Jacob Arnold on wf's ace, ch. 
Abrm. Brasher, born March 29, 

'83- 
" " Gilbert Thornton on wf's ace, chn. 
Mary, born Jan. 30, '77 ; Phi- 
neas, born July i, '79; Ann, 
born Nov. 17, '81. 
" " Michael Tennery on wf's ace, chn. 
Jno. Merry, born Sept. 13, '69; 
Mary, born Sept. i, '71; Michael, 
born Sept. 3, '75 ; Joseph, born 
June 26, '79. 
1 1. Moses Crane & wf., ch, Phebe, born 

Feb. 28, '83. 
" [oseph Byram & wf, ch. Rulatte, 

born Feb. 28, '83. 
" Aaron Riggs on wf's ace, ch. Su- 
sanna Wood, born March 2, '83. 
" Caleb Edy & wf., ch. David, born 

Feb. I, '83. 
18. Nathaniel Armstrong & wf, ch. 
Hannah, born March 10, '83. 



1 82 



THE RECORD. 



June I. Richard Watcuk on wf's ace, ch. 

Francis, born April 29, '83. 
" " David Day on wf's ace, ch. Anna, 

born Jan. 28, '83, 
May 15. Zenas Condict & wf., chn. Joseph, 

born Nov. 25, '79: Angelina, 

born Oct. 15, '81. 
" " Isaac Lyon on wf's ace, chn. Mat- 

taniah, born Dec. 12, '80 ; Cy- 
rus, born March 29, '83. 
July 8. Aaron Jowell, Junr,, adult, with 

Phebe his wf., who had been 

christened before, ch, Catha- 
rine, born March 22, 83. 
" 13. Samuel Seward <k wf., ch. Ruth, 

born May 9, '83. 
Aug. I. Sam. Wood on wf. Rebekah's ace, 

family, Jerusha, born June 27, 

'78; Phebe, born Aug. 21, '80; 

Jehannah, born Feb. i, '83. 
" 17. Theophilus Hathaway <fc wf., ch. 

Elizabeth, born March 24, '83. 
" " Abr. Wade <k wf., ch. Noah Beach, 

born June 23, '83. 
" 31. Lindsly Burnet & wf., ch. Lewis, 

born June 15, 83. 
" " Silas Ayrs & wf., ch. Huldah, born 

July 17, '83. 
Sept. 5. Jonathan Ford, on wf's ace, ch. 

Henry, born Aug. 4, '83. 
" " Thomas Keen, on wf's ace, chn. 

Roberd, born May — '78, David, 

born April 10, '80. 
" 7. Jeduthan Day & wt., ch. Silas, born 

July 23. '83. 
" " Benj. Hambleton & wf., ch. Phebe, 

born July 20, '83. 
" 18. Luther Extel & wf., twins. Luther & 

Lucretia, born July 20, '83. 
'* " Phebe Stockbridge, ch. Eliab, born 

Dec. 19, '75. 
" 21. Icabod Carmichael & wf., ch. John, 

born June 25, '83. 
Oct. 5. Benj. Holloway 4 wf., ch. David, 

born Aug. 17, '83. 
" 12. Robert Rolfe & wf., ch. Sears, born 

Aug. 18, '83. 
" " Mrs. Doughty had two servant chn. 

bap,, Sussanna Sussex, born 

Oct. 9, '81 ; <t David Sussex, 

born Sept. 14, '83. 
" 20, Christopher Banker, on wf's ace, 

ch. Will. Stevens Smith, born 

Jan. 31, '83, 



Oct. 26. Joseph Lindsly & wf., ch. Joseph. 

born Aug. 13, '83. 
" " John Lindsly & wf., ch. Mary, born 

Aug. 30. '83. 
" 31. John Walker & wf., chn. Anne, born 

Sept, 7, '80 ; Oliver, born July 

II, '82. 
N0V.16. John Garrigas & wf., ch. Mary, born 

Aug. 27. '83. 
" 23. Capt. Ezek. Crane & wf., ch. Ann, 

born July 14, '83. 
" " Joseph Halsey & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born Sept. 12, '83. 
" 27. Joseph Tuttle, on wf's ace, ch. 

born Oct. 27, '83. 
" " Jonathan Stiles, Esq., & wf., negro, 

ch. Phillis, born Oct. 16, '81. 
Dec. II. Boys Prudden & wf., ch. Rhoda, 

born May 17, '82. 



1784. 
Jan. 18. 



" 24. 
" 29. 

Feb. I. 



'■ 15. 

" 22. 
Mar. 14. 
April 5. 

" 18. 



" 25. 
•' 29. 



James Wilkerson on wfs ace, ch. 

Elizabeth, born Nov. 13, '83. 
John Mills & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born Dee 21, '83. 
Ruben Wood on wf's ace, ch. 

Phebe, born Sept. 11. '83. 
Jesse Smith & wf., ch. Phebe, born 

Oct. 20. '83. 
Joseph Lewis & wf.. ch. Elizabeth 

Johnes, born Dee 25, '83. 
Naptali Byram A wf., ch. Silas 

Condict, born Nov. 24, '83. 
Capt. Jabez Beach & wf., ch. Cy- 
rus, born Dec. 7, '83. 
Stephen Arnold A, wl., ch. Susanna 

Reve, born Sept. 15, '83. 
Timo. Stiles & wf.. ch, Jonathan 

Tuttle, born Dec. 24, '83. 
Job Loree & wf., ch. Experience, 

born Dee 31, '83. 
Sarah, wido. of Jonathan Pierson, 

ch. Jonathan, Jan, 25, '84. 
Jacob Emery <fc wf., ch. Experience, 

born Jan. 29, '84. 
David Raynor & wf., ch. Naomi, 

born Feb. 3, '84. 
Wil. Locy on wfs ace, ch. Barna- 
bas, born Nov. 20, '83. 
Matthias Burnet & wf., ch. Mary, 

born Jan. 22, '84. 

Ichabod Badgly & wf., ch. Charity, 
born Nov. 24, '83. 

Abraham Munson on wl's ace, 
chn. Stephen, born March 14, 
'81 ; EUzabeth, born Dec. I5,'82. 



THE RECORD. 



183 



May 2. Nathaniel Broadwell * wf., ch. Ira, 
born March 20. '84. 
9. Dea. John Prudden Sc w.., ch. Gid- 
eon, born Feb. 24, '84. 
'• 16. Elias Hedges on wf's ace, ch. 

Mary, born March 14, '84. 
" " Isaac Prudden A wf., ch. Jacob, 
born April 9, "84. 
" ZenasCondict & wf., ch. Paul Pier- 
son, born Feb. 29, '84. 
" Peter Hill * wf., ch. Daniel, born 
Sept. II, '83. 
" 30. Samuel Morrison & wf., ch. Catha- 
rine Maria, born March 4, '84. 
" " Richard Johnson & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born April i, '84. 
" " Jonathan Hallock & wf.. ch. Wil- 
liam, born April 25, '84. 

Juneio. Abrm. Hathaway, on wf s ace, ch. 

Augustine Bayles, born May 2, 

•84, 
" " George J^Gwinnup & wf., ch. John, 

March 17, '84. 
" 24. John Stevenson, on wf s ace, ch. 

John, born May i, '84. 
" 27. Alex. Cermichael & wf., ch. Sophia, 

born May 6. '84. 
" " Abijah Fairchild & wf . ch Gabriel, 

born May 21, '84, 
" " Caleb Russell <fe wf, ch. Charles, 

born May 9, '84. 
July 2. Mat. Rayner & wf, ch. Hannah, 

born April 12, '84. 
" " Silvanus Arnold, on wf s ace, ch. 

Joanna, born May 17, '84. 
" 25. Armstrong Jones & wf , ch. Cath- 
erine, born June 14, '84. 
Aug.15. Joseph Beers & wf, ch. Samuel, 

born July i, '84. 
" " John Walker & wf , ch. John Wood, 

born June 11, '84. 
*' 29. Nathan Guerin <fc wf, ch. Isaac 

Whitehead, born July 19, '84. 
" " John Day, on wf's ace, ch. Barna- 
bas, born April 21, '84. 
" " Sam. Wines, on wf's ace, ch. Eb- 

enezar, born April^2i, '84. 
Sept 19. Benj. Pierson, Jun'r & wf., chn. Eb- 

enezar Condict, born Dec. 26, 

'So, Mary Armstrong, born 

Dec. 30, '83. 
" " Jos. Pierspn, Jun'r, ch. Amos, born 

July 2, '84. 



Sept.26. Ephraim Lindsly & wf , ch. Ruth 
born June 27, '84. 
" " David Reeve <fe wf , chn. Abraham, 
born Sept. 9, '81 ; Daniel, born 
May 10, '84. 
Oct. 3. Abner Condict & wf., ch. Silas 
Haines, born July 29, '84. 
" xo. Henry Clark & wf , ch. Massa. born 

Oct. 17, '83. 
" 24. Wido. of Usual Coe, ch. Mary Lind- 
sly. born Aug. 17, '84. 
" 27. James Ford, on wf's ace, ch. Wil- 
liam Bdell. born Oct. 6, '84. 
" 31. Abr. Talmage & wf ,ch. David, born 
Sept. 17, '84. 
Nov. 7. William Cherry & wf , chn. Ruben, 
born Nov. 4, '68 ; Euphemia, 
born Sept. 28. '83. 
" 18. Thomas Kein's wf, ch. Barthole- 

mew, born Oct. 8, '83. 
" " Aaron Marsh & wf , family, Samuel, 
born May 7, '68 ; Israel, born 
Feb. II, '71 ; Anne, born March 
8, '80; David, born Dec. 18, '82, 
Amos Prudden & wf, ch. Jabesh. 

born Oct. 8, '84. 
Peter Hill & wf., ch. Elizabeth, born 

Sept. 3, '84. 
Nathan Reeve & wf, ch. Ezekiel, 

born Aug. 16, '84. 
George Marsh & wf. ch. William 
Youngs, born Sept. i, '84. 

Joseph Riggs & wf, ch. Eunice, 
born Oct. 9 '84. 

" Cornelius Locy&wf, ch. Benjamin, 
born Sept. i, '84. 

" Stephen Conkling & wf, ch. Ra- 
chel, born Oct. 30, '84. 

16. Abraham Day & wf , ch. Elizabeth, 
born July 31. '84. 

20. Silas Ayers & wf , ch. Huldah, born 
Sept. I, '84. 

" Benj. Woodruflf& wf , family, James, 
born Jan. 30, '72 ; Charles, born 
Jan. 18, '74; Phineas Lyman, 
born May 10, '76 ; Hannah, born 
May 17, '79 ; Benjamin, born 
July 31. '83. 
Feb. 6. Abr. Munson on wf s ace, ch. Mary 
Pierson. 
" 13. David Buraet&wf.cb. Foster, born 
liec. 16, '34. 



" 28. 

" 30- 
Dec. 12. 

1785. 
Jan. 9. 



1 84 



THE RECORD. 



Feb. 20. Caleb Edy & wf., ch. Elizabeth, born 

Dec. 9, '84. 
Bap'd, 2273; majority of males, 19. 
" 27. Samuel Day & wf., ch. Samuel, born 

Nov. 5, '84. 
" •• Samuel Freman A' wf, ch. Luis, born 

Dec. 8, '84, 
Mar. 4. [)avid Gardiner & wf., ch. Timo. 

Peck, born Dec. 26, '84. 
Apr. 3. Isaac Woolley & wf.. ch. Williams, 

born Dec. 13, '84. 
" 17. John Pool & wf., ch. Jerusha, born 

Feb. 3. '85. 
" '• George Tucker & wf., ch. William. 

born Jan 25, '85. 
•' 25. Jesse Cutler <fc wf., ch. David, born 

March 10, '85. 
" " James Farguson & wf., ch. Daniel, 

born March 15. '85. 
•' " Samuel Pierson <fc wf, ch. Samuel, 

born March 22. '85. 
" 28. Abiel Fairchild, family, Jemima, 

born June 25, '69; Kezia, born 

April 29, '67 ; Rebekah, born 

Sept. 28, '71 ; Noah, born Nov. 

22, '73 ; Hannah, born Jan. 8, 

1780. 
" " John Ensly, on wf's ace, ch. Jno. 

Scudder. born Feb. 11, '85. 
" " Isaac Conkling & wf.. ch. Sarah, 

born Nov. 25, '84. 
May I. Theophilus Hathaway & wf., ch 

Benoni, born March 21, '85. 
" 19. John Kenny, Junr., on wf s ace, ch. 

Elizabeth, born March i, '85. 
" 22. David Tuttle & wf., ch. Isaac, born 

Jan. 18, '84. 
June 5. Eld. Jos. Llndsly &wf., ch. Ira, born 

April 21, '85. 
" " Capt. Silas Howell, ch. Charles, 

born April 12, '85. 
" 26. Ephraim Youngs & wf , ch. Phebe, 

born May 13, '85. 
" " Aaron Allen & wf., ch. Phebe, born 

April II, '85. 
" •• Stephen Arnold & wf., ch. Hannah, 

born March 26, 85. 
" " Samuel & Mary Ann Wilkerson, ch. 

Baxter, born Jan. 6, '85. 
•' 2. Zibn Arnold, on wf's ace, lam., Eliza- 
beth, born July 30, '71 , Sam., 

born April 20. 75 , Mary, born 

April II, '78; Rachel, born Dei::- 

18. '80. 
" 3. Isaac .^yrs <t wf., ch. Enos, born 

May 17, '85- 



July 10. Michael Conner, on wf's ace, ch. 
James, born June 16, '85. 

•' 31. Isaac Ross, on wf's ace, ch; Eliza- 
beth, born , '83. 

Aug. 3. Silas Condict, Esqr., &wf, grand ch. 

Elizabeth Phebe, born Dec. 9, 

'82 ; at same time, negro, ch. 

Chloe, born Jan. 28, '82. 

Aug. 7. Zip. wido. of Jonathan Johnson, ch. 

Jonathan, born June , '85. 

Sept. 9. David Dalglish &wf., ch. John, born 
Aug. 22, '83. 
18. David Garrigas <fe wl., ch. Silas, born 

Aug. 18. '85. 
25. Icabod Cooper & wf.. ch. Lewis, born 
Aug. 16, '85. 
Oct. 9. Capt. Joseph Halsey & wf., ch. 
Maria, born Sept. 2. '85. 

„ 26. Paul Lee & wf., family, Anna, born 
Aug. 23, '8i ; Daniel, May 31, 
'83 ; Phebe, born Sept. 28, '85. 
Nov. 4. Joanna Prudden, ch. Ruth, born 
Nov. 17, '84. 

" " Isaac Walker, adult, & wf., ch. 
James, born Dec. 14, '84. 

" 6. Joseph Lewis & wf., ch. Anna, born 
Oct. 4, '85. 

" 10. Michael Miller on wf's ace, chn. 
Michael, born Aug. 25, '82 ; 
Sarah, born Aug. 28, '85. 

'■ " Rodolphus Kent & wf.. ch. Catha- 
rine, born Oct. 9, '85. 

" '■ Samuel Tuthill & wf., negro ch. 
Violet, born March 15. 

" 20. Icabod Badgly & wf., ch. Timothy, 
born Oct. 11, '85. 

" 27. Benj. Holloway & wf., ch. Moses, 
born Oct. 12. '85. 

" " Dayton Talmage & wf., ch. Esther 
Case, bora Aug. 29, '85. 
Dec. 8. Daniel Pierson & wf., ch. Clarissa, 
born Sept. 19, '85. 

" 14. Peter Hill & wf., ch. Aaron, born 
Oct. 18, '85. 

" 18. Moses Esty & wf. ch. David, born 
Oct. 21. '85. 

" 25. Capt. Jabez Beach &, wf., ch. Sarah, 
born Oct. 26. '85. 
" William Cherry & wf, ch. Phebe, 
born Nov. 23, '85. 

" 30. The names and ages of Jacob and 
Mary Ball, and babtized, 
Phebe. born vSept. 11, '70; Abra- 
ham, born Sept. 22. 74 ; Sarah, 
born July 5, '77 ; Isaac, born 
Aug. 17, '83. 
Asa Beach, adult, born Aug. 6. '61. 

" " Asa & Hannah Beach, family. John 
Kenny, born Jan. 23, 79 ; Hen- 
ry, born March 17, '82. 
(TabecOrtXinued:) 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

'• This shall he Written tor i he Genekatiox to Come.'' — Psalms io= : i8. 



VOL. II. 



DECEMBER, li 



NO. 



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THE RECORD 

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VALE! 

The Presbytery of Morris and Orange 
met in the First Church Chapel Tuesday, 
Oct. II, 1881. and voted to dissolve the pas- 
toral relation then existing between the 
Rev. Rufus Smith Green and the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Morristown, N. J., the 
dissolution to take eflFect after the following 
Sunday. Mr. G. resigns his charge to as- 
sume the pastorate of the La Fayette St. 
Church of Buffalo, N. Y., whither he re- 
moves Oct. 19th, 1 881. To meet engage- 
ments with the subscribers to The Record 
he continues its publication to the end of 
the year, issuing the last two numbers in 
advance. He sincerel)'^ regrets that he can 
not carry forward the work now fairly under 
way. He hopes that some one may be 
found to continue it. 

For the kindly interest of his readers he 
desires to express his hearty thanks. 

That their names may be found upon The 
Record of the Book of Life is his earnest 
prayer. 



THE SIXTEENTH PASTORATE 
Of the First Church, that of Rev. R. S. 
Green, began June 17. 1877, and closed Oct. 
19, 1881. During this time there have been 
added to the church on examination, 57 ; by 
certificate from other churches, "j"] ; total. 
134. 18 adults and 35 children have been 
baptized, 22 marriages have been solemn- 
ized, 103 funerals have been attended. 

The contributions of the church for the 
same time have been : 

For Foreign Missions, $6,205 

" Home Missions. 4.500 

" Education, 4.149 

" Church Erection. i.oio 

" Ministerial Relief, 564 

" Freedmen, 457 

" Sustentation, 303 

" Publication, 157 

" Miscellaneous Objects. S.225 



Total, 822,570 

Congregational Expenses about $31,000 

Total, $53,570 



OMITTED 
Inadvertently from the List of Members 
of the Church the name of Martha Emmell. 
(George.) Mrs. Emmell was born Nov. 12, 
1760, united with the Church Sept. ist, 1786. 
and died Feb. 23d, 1845. 



THE RECORD 
Has been published from its commence- 
ment at the office of the True Democratic 
Banner of this city. To the Messrs. Vogt, 
editors, our thanks are due for uniform 
courtesy. 



The records of the church members, bap- 
tisms, marriages and deaths are now com- 
pleted through the pastorate of the Rev. 
Timothy Johnes, D.D. The Trustefis Book 
ha? 1H0 reached the S^-flpfe cj3l*fe. 



i86 



THE RECORD. 



(Oontinttedfrom page 184.) 

BAPTISMS. 



1786. 



Jan. I. John Lindsly & wf., ch. John, born 
Nov. 20. '85. 
" " John Garrigas & wf.. twins Thank- 
ful & Anna, born Oct. 19, '85. 
" 19. Daniel Phoenix & wf.,ch. Cornelia, 

born Nov. 8. '85. 
" 29. Doc. Timo. Johnes & wf.. John 
Blanchard, born Dec. i, '85. 
Feb. 19. Isaac Prudden & wf., ch. Hannah, 
born Jan. i, '86. 
" 26. Robert Rolph & wf., ch. Robert, 

born Nov. 27, '85. 
" " Isaac Pierson & wf., Marj-, ch. 

Eliza Miller, born Dec. 26,'85. 
" " David Tuttle & wf., ch. Sarah, 
born Dec. 19, '85. 
Mar. 19. Jacob Emery & wf., ch. Nathan, 
born Feb. 8, '86. 
" " Jonathan Hallock & wf., ch. Jo- 
anna, born Feb. 25, '86. 
" 26. Benj. Woodruff & wf., ch. Obadiah 

Lum, born Nov. i, '85. 
•* " David Pierson & wf., family ~ 
David, born July 24, '76 ; Silas, 
born Aug. 20, '78 ; Elias, born 
Jan. 14, '81 ; John, born May 
27, '83; Phebe. born April 12, 
'85. 
" 30. Robert Arnold, Jun. & wf., family — 
Hannah, born Nov. 21, '71 ; 
Abraham, born Oct. 15, '76; 
Elizabeth, born May 2, '82 ; 
Nathan, born Sept. 9, '84. 
" John Conkling & wf., ch. Deborah, 

born April 21, '85. 
" Jonathan Hayward on wf's ace, 
family — Daniel, born Jan. 28, 
'80 ; Nathan, May 3, '84. 
April 6. Luther Exell & wf., ch. Mary, born 
Feb. 7. '86. 
•• David Tarbill & wf., ch^ Rebekah. 

born Feb. 23, '86. 
" John Oliver & wf., ch. Abagail.born 

Jan. 4, '86. 
9. Daniel Freeman, Junr. & wf., ch. 
Carolina, born Feb. 6, '86. 
16. Jonathan Dickerson & wf., ch. 

John, boj-n March 10, '86. 
23. John Mills & wf . ch. Henry, born 
March 12. "86. 



Apr. 30. Samuel Seward & wf.,ch.Ann-juIina, 
born March 6, '86. 
•' Asa Beach & wf., ch. Sarah, born 

March 7, '86. 
5. Boys Prudden & wf., ch. Luce, born 
March 6, '86. 
May 7. Jacob Ball & wf., ch. Hannah, born 
March 17, '86. 
" 14. Isaac Woolley & wf., ch. David, 
born March 25, '86. 
June 4. Nap. Byram & wf., ch. Sarah, born 
April 18. '86. 
" " ZenasCondict& wf., ch, Phebe, born 

March 26, '86. 
" " Joseph Marsh & wf., ch. Sarah, born 

April 4, '86. 
" 18. Samuel Freman & wf., ch. John 

Ross, born April 6. '86. 
" " Jonathan Dickerson & wf., family 
desired to be recorded as fol- 
loweth : Mahlon, born April 
17, '70; Silas, born Oct. 3, '71 ; 
Mary, born Sept. 8, '78 ; Jona- 
than Elmer, born Sept. 8, '81 ; 
Aaron, born Sept. 10, '83 ; bap- 
tized by different ministers ; 
John, born March 10, '86 ; the 
cast bap. by myself, (see April 
16, "86, above ; Ed.) 
'• " Henry Clark & wf., ch. Jane, born 

Jan. 12, '86. 
" 30. Sarah Serren, adult. 
" " Joseph Prudden & wf., ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Jan. 10, '86. 
July 2. Capt. Silas Howell & wf.,ch. Susan- 
nah, born May 6, '86. 
" " Nathaniel Broadwell & wf., ch. 

Lindsly, born May 14, '86. 
" " David Day & wf., ch. Benjamin, 

born Nov. 23, '86 (?) 
" 9. Abijah F'airchild & wf., ch. John 

Flavel, born May 18, '86. 
" 30. John Hayward's wf., on her ace, ch. 

Jonathan, born July i, '86. 
" " Richard Johnson & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born June 18, '86. 
" " Nathaniel Armstrong & wf., ch. 
John, born June 21, '86. 
Bap. to this date, 2392. 
Axig.20. Elizabeth Arnold's grand-ch. Cath- 
arine, born Jan. 13, '83. 
Sept. I. George Emmel on wf's acc„chh. Su- 
sanna, born Oct. 12, "83 ; Eli?r- 
abeth. barn Feb. 29, '86. 



THE RECORD. 



tif 



Sept. 3 
" 17. 



" 24, 
Oct. 8. 



" 22. 
" 27. 
" 29. 

Nov.io, 

" 15 

" 30, 

Dec. 3. 

" 17. 

" 17. 

1785'. 
Jan. 15. 



Jedidiah Osborh & wf., ch. Jacob, 

born July 16. '86. 
Gideon Riggs & wf. chn. Sarah, 

born Dec. 3, '80 ; Ashbel, born 

March 9, '86. 
Abr. Talmage & wf., ch. John, 

bcirn June 23, '86. 
Silvanus Arnold on wf's ace, ch. 

Lewis, born Feb. 16, '86. 
Caleb Russell & wf, ch. Robert 

Morris, born July 30, '86. 
Dea. Jos. Prudden & wf , ch. Jane, 

born Aug. 17. '86. 
Jno. Prudden & wf, ch. Aaron 

Riggs, born July 29, '86. 
Nathan Guierin & wf, ch. Phebe, 

born Aug. 30, '86. 
Benj. Pierson & wf, ch. Elijah. 

born Aug. 31, '86. 
Nap. Tuttle & wf , her niece Mary 

Post, born Oct. 25, '86. 
David Reeve & wf, ch. David Hal- 
lock, born Aug. 28, '86. 
John Harporee & wf , ch. Hannah. 

born Sept. 2, '86. 
John Kirkpatrick on wf's ace. ch. 

Hannah, born Sept. 30. 
Elizabeth wf of Peter Fairchild.ch. 

Hannah, born Oct. 26, '86. 
Abner Condict & wf, ch. Anna. 

born Sept. 26, '86. 
Wil. Wick & wf, ch. Daniel, born 

Sept. 10, '86. 
George Tucker & wf. ch. John, 

born Oct. 14, '86. 
Stephen Conkling & wf, ch. Ste- 
phen, born Oct. 27, '86. 



George Gwinop <fe wf , ch. Samuel, 
born Jan. 31, '86. 
'• Armstrong Jones & wf , ch. Eliza- 
beth, born Sept. 3. '86. 
Feb. 2. Stephen Turner A wf, ch. Nathaniel 
Peck, born Nov. 11, '86. 
" 4. Abr. Day & wf. ch. Isaac, born 
Nov. 12, '86. 
•' Joseph Bears * wf, ch. Elizabeth, 
born Dec. 27, '86. 
" " Nathaniel Bears & wf , ch. Jacob, 

born Oct. 7. '86. 
" " Abr. Hathaway & wf , ch. Abraham, 
born Sept. 26, '86. 
Mar. 4. Jesse Cutler & wf., ch. Jonathan, 
born Jan. 7, '87. 



April I. Matthias Burnet & wf, ch. Rachel, 

born Jan 17, '87. 
'■ " Silas Ayrs & wf , ch. Silas Condict, 

born Feb. 12, '87. 
5. Ruben Wood & wf . ch, Israel, born 

Oct. 16, '86. 
" " Capt. Jacob Arnold, on wf's ace, 

ch. Jacob, born Sept. 16, '86. 
" 8. Nathan Reeve & wf, ch. William, 

born Dec. 3, '86. 
'• 10. Joseph Tuttle, on wt's ace, twins, 

Elizabeth and Jacob, born Aug. 

26, '86. 
May 6. Maj. Joseph Lindsly & wf , ch. Mat- 
thew, born Jan. 27, '87. 
" " Moses Crane & wf, ch. Elizabeth, 

born Feb. 6, '87. 
" " James Ford & wf, ch. John, born 

March 23, '87. 
" " Abr. Tunis Schenck & wf , ch. Peter, 

born Jan. 16, '87. 
" 27. Michael VanCourt, on wfs ace, ch. 

Elizabeth, born April 3, '87. 
June 10. Rob. Arnold. Junr., ch. Phebe, born 

May 7, '87. 
" " John Paul & wf , ch. Susanna, born 

March i, '87. 
•' " Icabod Badgly & wf, ch. Demas, 

born March 27, '87. 
James Vance & wf , family, Martha, 

born Jan. i, '81 ; Alexander, 

born Sept. 9, '82 : Rebekah, 

born March 15, '85. 
Joseph Pierson & wf, ch. Timothj', 

born Dec, 24, '86. 
'■ " Benj. Holloway & wf , ch. Hannah, 

born Apr. 4, '87. 
" " John Conkling & wf, ch. Sarah 

Roberts, born May 18, '87. 
July r. Joseph Byram & wf, ch. Esther, 

born May 7, '87. 
" 15. Isaac Conkling & wf, ch. Jonathan 

Dimon, born July 7, '87. 
" 22. Doc. Timo. Johnes * wf , ch. Eliza* 

beth Sophia, born June 14, '87. 
" •• David Ogden, on wf's ace, ch. 

Phebe, born April 7, '87. 
" " Jonathan Rainer & wf, ch. Jona- 
than, born April 11, '87. 
" 29. Capt. Silas Howell & wf , ch. Ste- 
phen, born May 28, '87. 

Aug. 5. Jno. Lindsly, on wf's ace, ch. Eph- 
raim, born June 23, '87. 



17- 



25- 



t88 



THE RECORD. 



Aug. 1 9. 

•' 26. 

•• 31. 
Sept. 2, 

" 30 
Oct. 28, 

Nov. 2. 

" II. 
»i (. 

" 25. 



Dec. 2, 



" -25. 



'• 30. 



Moses Estey & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born July 8. '87. 
Ziba Arnold, on wf's ace. twins. 

Robert & Jonathan Reeve, born 

July 2, '87. 
Peter Hill & wt.. ch. Sarah, born 

July 25, '87. 
Daniel Burnet's wf., ch. Samuel 

Jacks, born Dec. ri, '76- 
John Oliver, ch. Catharine, or Gette 

born July 5. '87. 
David Tuttle & wf., ch. Kezia, born 

Aug:. 19, '87 ; Mr. Miller. 
David Pierson & wf., ch. Charles, 

born Sept. i, '87. 
Capt. Jed. Mills, ch. Sarah, born 

Sept. 22. '87. 
Capt. Jabez Beach & wf., ch. Ira, 

born Sept. 16, '87. 
Jeduthan Day & wf., ch. Amzi, born 

Sept. 29, '87. 
Icabod Cooper A wf., ch. Silas, born 

Oct. 4. '87. 
Lambert Merrel, on wf's ace, ch. 

Anna, born Oct. 16, '87. 
Abr. Munson, on wf's ace, ch. Gil, 

Allen, born Sept. 3, '87. 
Isaac Lindsly & wf., ch. Philip, born 

Dec. 21, 86. 
Robert Rolfe& wf., ch. Enoch, born 

Nov. 16, '87. 
Bap. to this date, 2465. 
Capt. Joseph Halsey <k wf., ch. 

Juliana, born Nov. 18, '87. 
Cornelius Locy, ch. Elizabeth, born 

Sept. 20, '87. 
Ephraim Lindsly & wf., ch 



1788. 
Feb. 10. 

" 24. 



" 25. 

" 29. 

Mar.30. 



Samuel Pierson & wf., ch. Ebenezer, 

born Oct. 3, '87. 
James Vance & wf., ch. James, born 

Nov. 3, 87. 

Isaac Prudden & wf., ch. Josiah, 
born Dec. 27, '87. 

Abner Wade «fe wf, chn. Dorothy 
Wells, born Feb. 13, '85 : Su- 
sanna, born Oct. 21, '97. 

David Lindsly & wf., ch. Mahlon, 
born Jan. 3, '88. 

Daniel Phenix & wf., ch. Jonas 
Phillips, born Jan. 14, '88. 

Isaac Walker & wf., ch. Sarah, born 
Dec. II, '87. 



April 6. William Cherry & wf., ch. Moses, 

born Dec. 31, '87. 
" 10. Jonathan Stiles, Junr., on wf's ace, 

ch. Chilion Ford, born Dec. 17, 

•87. 
" Daniel Tuthill & wf., negro ch. 

Tiraon, born M^r. 19, '88. 
'* 13. Abr. T. Schenck & wf..ch. Cornelia, 

born Feb. 24, '88. 
May 2. Benj. Freeman & wf., ch. Charles. 

born Dec. 20, '87. 
" 4. Nathaniel Bears «S;wf., ch. Elizabeth, 

born Feb. 25, '88. 
" " John Garrigas & wf,,ch. Lidia, born 

Jan. 4, '88. 
" 18. Sam. Seward & wf., ch. Elizabeth 

Ayrs, born April 4, '88. 
" 25. Joseph Riggs & wf., ch. Joseph 

Cook, Mar. 28, '88. 
June I. Richard Johnson & wf., ch. James, 

born Mar. 30, '88. 
" " John Hayward, on wf's ace, ch. 

Deborah, born April 2, '88. 
" " Naphtali, Byram & wf., ch. Anna, 

born April 21, '88. 
" 8. Lnther Extel & wf., ch, Hannah, 

born April 13, '88. 
" 22. Isaac Woolley & wf., ch. John, born 

April 29, '88. 
" 26. Josh. Lambert, grandch. Jabez 

Lambert, born Oct. 3, 81. 

" 29. John Day, on wf's ace, ch. Sarah, 
born May 8, '88. 

July 4. Moses Wilkerson & wf., family, 

Hannah, his wf., adult; Phebe, 

born April 6, '74, Mary, born 

Mar. 15, '80; Elizabeth, born 

Dec. 17, '81. 
" " George Emmel, on wf's ace, ch. 

Phebe, born April 30, '88. 
6. John Sprout & Mary, his wf., ch. 

Margaret, born Jan. 31, '88. 
" " John Wilson & wf., ch. Henry, born 

April 16, '88, 
" 13. Joseph Lewis & wf., ch. Joseph, 

born July 8, '88. 
" 20, Benj. Pierson, jun'r., A wf., ch. 

Huldah, born June 11, '88. 
Aug. 3. Jonathan Dickersou & wf., ch. 

Philemon, born June 26, '88. 
" " Timothy Stiles & wf , ch. Elizabeth, 

born June 14, '88. 
'• '■ Samuel Freeman & wf., ch. Sarah, 

born June 9, '88. 



THE RECORD. 



189 



Aug.17. 

" 31- 
Sept. 5. 



17- 



28. 



Oct. 5. 



" 12. 

" 19. 

Nov. 2, 
" 16. 



Dec. 21. 

1789. 
Jan. 4. 



Georgia Gwinnup Awf., ch. Pamelia, 

born April 21, '88. 
Caleb Russell & wf., Eliza Pierson, 

born July 19, '88, . 
Caleb Tuttle & wf., famih', Ann, 

born Sept. 20. '80 ; Sarah, born 

Jan. 26, '82 : Phebe, born June 

6. 'S3 ; Jacob, born May 10, '85. 
David Day, on wf's ace, ch. Ezra 

Halsey, born April Z9, '88. 
Joseph Marsh ife wf.. ch. William, 

born July 11, '88. 
Jonathan Hallock&wf, ch. Abigail. 

born Aug. 16, '88. 
Zenas Condict & wt,. ch. Hannah, 

born Aug. 17, '88. 
Jonathan Ogden & wf , ch. Elias, 

born Aug. 19, '88. 
Ephraim Youngs & wf , ch. Lucinda 

Lee, born July 3, '88. 
Gideon Riggs A wf., ch. Calvin, born 

June I, '88. 
Samuel Day <fe wf., ch. Ira, born 

July 21, '88. 

Aaron Riggs <fc wf , ch. Mary, born 
Aug. 14, '88. 

Mary, servant of Mr. Doty, on her 

mistress' ace. as well as on her 

own, chn. Maria, born June 17, 

'85 ; Cretia, born Jan 12, '88. 
Wm. Jones & wf., negro ch. Amos, 

born July i, '88. 
Capt. Silas Howell & wf, ch. Lewis, 

born Aug. 17, '88. 
Henry Wil. Desausure's wf, ch. 

Henry Alexander, born Sept. 

15, '88. 
Samuel Hill & wf, ch. Jonathan, 

born Dec, 17, 'SS. 
Isaac Lindsly & wf, ch. Ebenezer, 

born Sept. 15, '88. 
Stephen Conkling's wido., ch. Be- 

noni, born July 22, '88. 
Abr. Talmage & wf , ch. Mehitabel, 

born Sept. 17, '88. 
Joseph Beers & wf , ch. Elizabeth, 

born Sept. 24, '88. 
George Tucker & wf , ch. George 

Phillips, born Oct. 29, '88. 

Silvanus Arnold, on wf's ace, ch. 
Stephen Harrison, born Oct. 4, 



Feb. 27. Stephen Burnet & wf, ch. Sam. 

Landson, born Oct. 30, '88. 
Mar. I. Wm. Wick & wf, ch. Ann, born 

Jan. 13, '89. 
May 4. Maj. Jos. Lindsly & wf , ch. Mary, 

born Feb. 20, '89. 
" " John Oliver & wf.. ch. Jonathan, 

born Jan. 25, '89. 
" " Caleb Tuttle & wf., ch. Stephen, 

born Dec. 31, (?) '89. 
June 14. Jesse Cutler & wf , ch. Lewis, born 

March 14, '89. 
" •• Capt. Jed. Mills A wf, ch. Hannah 

Hedden, born April 7, '99. 
" •' Matthias Burnet &wf, ch. Matthias 

Lindsly, boan April 26, '89. 
" " Silas Ayres & wf , ch. John, born, 

March 27, '89. 
" 19. Capt. Ja. Arnold, on wf's ace, ch. 

Charles, born Sept. 29, '88. 
" 21. Nathaniel Broadwell & wf, ch, 

Mary, born March 14, '89. 
" 28. Jacob Read, on wfs ace, chn. 

Thomas, burn March 27, '84 ; 

Penina, born March 30, '88, 
" " Michel VanCourt, on wf's ace, ch, 

Elias, born March 7, '89, 
July 4. Doe Timo, John es & wf, ch, Fran- 
cis Childs, born March 19, '89. 
" " Daniel Pierson &wf, ch. John, Al- 
fred, born May 3, '89. 
" •' Moses Estey (twf., ch. Charles, born 

May 12, '89. 
" 26. Abr. Hathaway on wf's ace, ch. 

Elizabeth, born Feb. 6, '89. 
" " Joseph Godden & wf, ch. Lewis, 

born Oct. 30, '88. 
" '• John Pool & wf , ch. Rebekah, born 

June 8, '89. 
Aug. 9. Mary, wf ot Wm. Broadwell, chn. 

Ebenezar, born Jan. 3, '84 ; 

William, born June 20. '86 ; 

Baxter, born Jan. 5, '88. 
" 23, Mary, wf. of Moses Sturge, on wf's 

ace, ch. Walter, born Jan. 24, 

'89. 
" " Daniel Smith on wf's ace, ch. Jo- 
anna, born July 3. '89. 
" 30. David Reeve & wf , ch. Bathia, born 

May 9, '89. 
Sept. 6. Samuel Hill & wf , ch. Henry, born 

June 10, '87. 
" " Stephen Turner & wf , ch. Joseph. 

born 22, '89. 



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Sept. 6. Benj. Holloway & wf., ch. William, 
born July 26, '89. 

Larance Wilson & wf., ch. James, 

born July 10, '89. 
" 20. Thomas Johnson & wf., family, 
Zenas, born July 26, '82 ; Ruth, 
born April 11, '84; William, 
born Jan. 7, '87 ; Daniel, born 
Jan. 3, '89. 
" 22. David Ogden on wf's ace, ch. 

George, born Jan. 18, '89. 
" 27. Jno. Ensley on wf's ace. ch. Phebe, 
born Aug. 11, '89. 
Oct. 4. John Alwood, adult. 
" II. Joseph Lewis & wf., ch. William 

Johnes, born Aug. 22, '89. 
•• '• Abr. Coe & wf,, ch. Lewis, born 

Mar. 30, '89. 
" 17. James Pitney on wf's ace, family — 
> Charity, born March 31, '82 -■ 
Catherine, born Feb. 5, '84 ; 
Joseph Stiles, born June 18, '86 ; 
Maria, born Aug. 5, '85. 
•' 25. Moses Johnson bap. adult, & Hul- 
da, his wf., renewed covenant 
ch. Joseph, born July 2, '88. 
Nov. — David Larence & wf., ch. Sarah, 
born March 17, '88. 
8. Ichabod Cooper & wf., ch. Phebe, 
born Sept. i, '89. 
" 29. Joseph Byram & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 
born Oct. 12, 89. 
Dec. 6. Jacob Ball & wf., ch. Mary, born 
Oct. 5, '89. 
" 20. Dea. Jos. Prudden & wf., ch. Jos- 
eph, born Oct. 6, '89. 
1790. 
[an. 10. James Ford & wf., ch. Silas, born 
Nov, 27, '89. 
" 17. Robert Arnold & wf., ch. Mary 
Pierson, born Nov. 15, '89. 
" Bethuel Hayward & wf., family — 
Darius, born March 17, '83 ; 
Isaac, born Aug. 15, '85 ; Re- 
becka, born May 23, '88. 
" 31. Isaac Prudden & wf., ch. David, 
born Dec. 1, '89. 
Bap. to this date 2,580. 
Mar. 12. Capt. Joseph Halsey & wf., ch. Jos- 
eph, born Jan. 31, 90. 
" Capt. Jabez Beach & wf., ch. 

Fanna, born Nov. 24, '89. 
" Wm. Cherry & wf., ch. Elizabeth, 
born Oct. 15, '89. 



Mar. 12. John Arnold, chn. Samuel, born Oct. 

6, '82 , Sarah, born Oct, 5, '85 : 

Abigail, born Jan. 30, '89. 
" " Hannah Johnson, a young woman. 
" 20. Abner Condict & wf.,ch. Mary.born 

Dec. 21, '89. 
" 28. Icabod Badgley & wf., ch. Joanna, 

born Oct. 30, '89. 
Apr. 4. Dan. Phoenix &wf.,ch. Lewis, born 

Feb. 22, '90. 
" 30. Enuice Johnson, a young woman. 
" " Ruth Johnson, a young woman. 
'• " James Stiles, a young man. 
" •' Abr. Schenck & wf., ch. David, born 

Feb. 26, '90. 

" " David Tuttle & wf., ch. Phebe, born 
Majch I, '90. 

May 2. Caleb Russell & wf., ch. Israel, born 
March 10, '90. 

Isaac Woolley & wf., ch. Mary, born 

Feb. 21, '90. 
Nathaniel Beers &wf, ch. Rebekah, 

born Feb. r2, '90. 
Jonathan Raynor & wf., ch. Tri- 

phena, born Jan. 2, '90. 
Benj. Pierson & wf., ch. Silas, born 

Jan. 17, '90. 

Joseph Pierson & wf.. ch. Esther, 
born Oct. 5, '89. 

" 23. Wm. Hamilton & wf., family, Eliza- 
beth, born April 19, '79; Silas, 
born Feb. 14, '81 ; William, 
born Feb, 20, '83; Sarah, born 
April 15, '88. 
June 6. Isaac Lyon & wf., ch. Rhoda, born 
Nov. 20, '89. 
" 13. John Howel, on wf's ace, ch. 
Rachel. 

" 20. Richard Johnson, ch. John, born 

April 29, '90. 
" 23. Isaac Canfield on wf's ace, ch. 

James, Caldwell, born Jan. — 

'90. 
" 26. John Garrigas & wf., ch. Charity, 

born Jan. 30, '90. 
" " Jacob Reed, on wf's ace, ch. Mary, 

born May 20, "90. 

July 2. Jonathan Johnson & wf., chn. Mary' 
born March 4, '75 ; David Park- 
hurst, born July 24, '77 ; Jona- 
than, born July 5, '79 ; Eliza- 
beth born Nov. 10. 



THE RECORD. 



lOI 



July 2. Will. Meeker & wf., bap., and chn. 
William, born Dec. 8, '84 ; Sam., 
born Nov. 12, '86 , James, born 
Dec. 6, '88 ; Henr}', born Jan. 
8, '90. 
" ■' Ephraim Muir, a young man. 

" " Abr. Munson & wf., ch. 

3. Phineas Chitester, tamily, Phebe, 
born Feb. 21, "81 ; Melinda, 
born Oct. 27, '83 ; Stephen, 
born Oct. 7, '85 ; Ruhamah, 
born Jan, 22. '87 ; Ame, born 
Mar. 2, '89. 
" 31. Jonathan Hayward on wf's ace, ch. 

Martha, born April 20, '90. 
" " George Foster Tennery on wf's 
ace, ch. John Bayles, born 
June 7, '80. 
Aug. 15. Dea. Aliens adopted ch. John 
Frase. 
" Elijah Sneden & wf., ch. Mary.born 
April 28, '90. 
" 22. Aaron Cook Collins, ch. Salle Ann, 
born May i, "90. 
Sept. 7. Caleb Howell on wf's ace, chn. 
Charles, born Sept. 24, '78; 
William, born Jan. 2r, '79 ; 
Ebenezer, born March 20, 81 ; 
Daniel, born March 28, '83 ; 
Deborah, born March 6, '85 ; 
Anna, born July 21, '87 ; 
Elizabeth, born Aug. 21, '89. 
" 12. John Gonkling & wf., ch. John, 
born Sept. 5, '89. 
" Abraham Conkling <fe wf., ch. Anna, 
born July 25, '90. 
" *' Joseph Marsh & wf., ch. Henry, 
born Aug. 7, '90. 
" Samuel Ludlam & wf., ch. Timothy, 
born July 11, '90. 
Oct. 24. John Kenny on wf's ace, ch. Jacob 
Arnold, born Sept. 14, '90. 
" " Moses Sturge on wf's ace, ch. 
Anne, born Sept. 21, '90. 

Sam. Day & wf., ch. Mahlon.' born 

Aug. 17, '90. 
" 31. Toomas Johnson & wf, ch. Phebe, 
born Sept. 3, '90. 
Nov. 5. George Emmell on wf's ace, ch. 
Mary, born Sept. 18, '90. 
" " Isaac Pierson «S; wf , ch. Maltby 

Gelstone, born Sept. 8. '90. 
•' '• Capt. Silas Howell & wf., ch. Anne 
Lewis, born Oct. 6. '90. 



Dec. 19. Gideon Riggs, ch. Henry, born 
Sept. 25, '90. 
1791. 
Jan. 2. Isaac Lindsly & wf, ch. Fanny, 
born Sept. 2, '90. 
" " Robert Rolfe & wf.. ch. Elias, born 

Oct. 12, '90. 
" " Aaron Riggs & wf., ch. Rachel, born 

Oct. 11. '90. 
" 23. Stephen Arnold & wf , ch. Stephen 

born Sept. 23. '89. 
" " Abraham Talmadge & wf., ch. 
Eunice, born Dec. 2, '90. 
" Zenas Condict & wf., ch, Elias, born 

Oct. 3, '90. 
" Wm. Wick & wf , ch. Wni., born 
Dec. 10, '90. 
Bap. to this date 2,777. 
" 30. Gabriel Pierson & wf., chn. Mat- 
thias, born May i, 'S<j; Enos, 
born Nov. 9, '90. 
Feb. 7. Joseph Lindsly & wf., ch. Rachel, 
born Nov. 24, '90. 
" 28. Ziba Arnold on wf's ace, twins 
Joanna & Gitty, born Nov. 13, 
■90. 
Mar. 4. Wm. Hambleton «St wf, ch. )anc, 
born Oct. 9, '90. 
•' 10. Caleb Tuttil & wf , ch. Mehytable, 
born Oct. 10, '90. 
April 4. Silas Stiles on wf's ace, ch. Silas 
Stiles, born Dec. 17, '90. 
" 17, David Burnet & wf., ch. Aaron Lee» 
born March 14, '91. 
May 15. Dan. Pierson & wf, ch. William 
Horase, born Feb. 12, '91. 

" Phineas Chistester & wf., ch. 

" George Tucker <fc wf , ch. Samuel, 
born Dec. 25, '90. 
■' 29. Isaac Ayrs & wf, ch. Isaac, born 
April II, '91. 

" " William Meeker & wf , cli. 

Junei5. Rodolphus Kent, on wf's ace, chn. 

Sarah Tuthill, born April 4, '88, 

John Vaness, born Oct. 7. '89. 

"■ 26. Silas Ayrs & wf., ch. Elias, born 

May 17, '91. 
" " Matthias Burnet, on wf's ace, ch. 
Job Brookfield. born April 27, 
'91. 
July I. Doc. Timo. Johnes. Jun'r & wf, ch. 
Joanna Nitel. born May 16, '91. 
3. Sil. Arnold, on wf s ace, ch. Isaac, 
bdm Ajjrii ^, "91. 



192 



THE RECORD. 



July 4. Ralph Burnet, on wfs ace. chn. 
Susanna, born April 18, '80; 
Phebe, born April 25. '84; 
Sarah, born May 15, '86, 
5. Aaron Hoell, of N. York,&wf., ch. 
Mary, born Dec. 15, '90. 
" 10. Ephraini Youngs & wf., ch. James 

Pershal, born Oct. 12, 90. 
" " John Wilson & wf., ch. Ezra, born 

March 8, '91. 
" •* David Pierson & wf., ch. Lewis, 
born Jan. 7, 91. 
Aug. 7. Cornelus Loce on his ace, ch. 
Lewis, born Feb. 14, '91. 
" John Dav on wt's ace, ch. Mary, 
born April 15, '91. 
" 14. Sussex Johnes on wf. & Mrs.' ace, 
(Mr. Doughty), chn. Peter,born 
June, '89 ; Jane, born May 3, '91. 
Jno. Oliver & wf., ch. Phebe, born 
May 2, '91 



" 


21. 


Sept 


30 


Oct. 


6. 


•• 


9- 



Moses Johnson 
born July 22, 

Benj. Woodruff 
born Oct. 19, 



wf., ch. Ben., 
— Collins, 
wf., ch. John, 
— Collins. 



30. 



Gabriel Ford & wf., ch. Anna Eliza- 
beth, born July 21, '91. 

Moses Estey & wf., ch. William, 
born July 9, '91. 

Lorance Wilson & wf., ch. Mary, 
born July 17, '91. 

Benj. Woodruff & wf., ch. Timothy, 
born March 10, '90. 

Isaac Prudden & wf., ch. Samuel, 
born Sept. 12, '91. 

Benj. Holloway & wf, ch. Elijah, 
born Sept. 19, '91. 

George Tenery on wfs ace, ch. 
Mary, born Sept. 5, '91. 

Samuel Freman & wf , ch. Hulda, 
born Aug. 28, '91. 



1792. 
Jan. 10. 



Rodolphus Kent on wfs ace, ch. 

David Ford, born Dec. 10. '91. 
July 3. Capt. Arnold on wl's ace, ch. bap. 

at Aaron Pierson's, name Eliza 

Maria, born March 2, '92. 
Sept. 23. Daniel Phoenix & wf, ch. Julia 

Anna, born July 25, '92. 
1793- 
Apr. 10. James Pitney on wfs ace, ch. 

Charles Alex, born Sept. 21, '92. 
Aug. 5. Daniel Pierson & wf , ch. Elizabeth 

Ann, born March 19, '93. 
Also negro chn. Pegg, born Feb. 6, 

'93 ; Rose, born March 24, '90. 
Aug. I. James Vance <fe wf, ch. Mary, born 

Aug. I, '93— by Mr. Acley. (?) 
Oct. 29. Thomas Johnson, ch. Rhoda, born 

Dec. 5, 92. 
Total baptisms (by Rev. Timothv 

johnes) 2,827. 



( Ooriiinued frmn page, l(j^^. ) 

TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

April 22, 1795. Silas Condict. Moses Es- 
tey, Benj. Lindsly, Isaac Canfield, Wm. Can- 
lield, John Mills, Jonas Philops, Richard 
Johnson, Jonathan Dickerson, Jonathan 
Ogden, Jonathan Stiles, Joseph Lewis, Dan- 
iel Phoenix, Ezra Halsey, Alex. Carmichael, 
Benj. Holloway, Gilbert Ailing, Joseph Pru- 
den, .Joseph Halsey, David Lindley, John 
Lindley, Caleb Russell. Abraham T. 
Schenck, and Samuel Oliver appointed un- 
dertakers or managers to finish with the 
advice and consent of the Com. of Council 
the new meetinghouse. 

Oct. 29, 1795. Voted that the money col- 
lected last Sabbath be applyed to the sup- 
port of Missionarys on the frontiers. 
Agreed that no public provisions be made 
for those employ'd in giting wood for Mr. 
Richards. 

Jan. I, 1796. Voted that Mr. Johnson. 
Mr. Ogden and Ezekiel Whitehead be re- 
quested to set with the singers, and lead the 
Tenor & Bass. Committee also appointed 
to raise money by "an equitable assessment 
on the parishioners for the purpose of pay- 
ing for the new meeting house." 

Feb. 18, 1796. Com. reported they could 
not raise the money. As worship had al- 
ready begun in the new building ( on the 
26th of Nov., 1795), it was resolved that 
the seats be sold for the purpose of re- 
imbursing the undertakers or managers for 
mone3'^s advanced or promised. 

Among the regulations of this sale we 
find that seat No. i on the East side was to 
be reserved for the minister's family, and on 
the West side for strangers, and No. 31 and 
32 for those hard of hearing and for the 
poor. 

That the undertakers affix such a price to 
the remaining seats as will in the whole 
amount to ^4,000. the estimated expense of 
said house. 

That five per cent, of the valuation be 
assessed upon the pews to pay the minis- 
ter's salary. 

Feb. 25. 1796. Parish meeting voted to 
make eight seats free, and fixed the assess- 
ments on the others at sums ranging from 
/29to^i2o. The /;-<;«/ seats brought the 
higher price. 

March 5, 1796. Parish meeting author- 
ized the Trustees to have the old meeting 
house taken doirn at parish expertse. 



THE RECORD. 



193 



MEMBERS 



Received in the Pastorate of Rev'd 



2 Sept. 



Names. 
Hannah Bailey, wid. of Wm., 
Timothy Axtell, 
Stephen Tunis, . 
Timothy Johnes Lewis, 
Susan Day, (w. Silas), 
Sarah Shipman, (\v. Sam'l,) 
Elizabeth Ludlum,(\v. JonaSj. 
Betsey Bonnell, 
Enos Ayers, 
Jane Douglas fwidow,) 
John McCord, 
Mary McCord, (w. John), 
Stephen Cooper Ayers, . 
Jabez Mills, . 
Susan Byram, 
Hannah Prudden, fd. Isaac and 

Sarah Keene,) 
Patience Woodruff", (w. Benj.) 
Lydia Guerin, ■ 
Jacob Smith, 

Catharine Smith, (\v. Jacob), 
David Talmadge, 
Catharine Talmage,(\v. David,) 
Jane Tuthill, (w. Theodorus), 
Lois Emer, (\v. Levi,) 
Sylva, (servant Benj. Pierson,) 2 Feb., 
Samuel Whepley, Rev. i fuly, 



When Received. 
I Jan., 1804, Conf. 



James Richards, D. D. 
Remarks. 



Died 19 Jan., 1814. 



4 May, 


Cert. 




6 •' 


" Conf. B. 


Died Aug. i, 1824. 


6 " 


" B. 


Died Jan. 14, 1810. 


8 July, 


: :: 


Died Aug. 21, 1821. 
Dis. April 28, 1815, 



4 Nov., 

J Mar., 1805, Cert. 



3 May, 

I Sept., 
5 Nov., 



1806, 



SilasJohnson.(sonof Richard) 3 

Richard Horton, . 27 " 

Samuel DeGrove, . 7 Sept. " 

Hannah Brookfield, (\v. John) 31 Oct., 

Jared D. Filer, 2 Jan., 1807, 

Rebecca Willis, (w. Abraham,) 3 " 1808, 

Richard Blackman. . . " " 

Mary BIackman,(w. Richard,) " " 

John Camptield, . i May, 

Mary Munson, (widow), . " 

Mary Campfield, (w. John), 

Lydia Halsey, (w. Henry), 

Mary Lain, (w. Samuel,) 

Elizabeth Arnold. 

Anna Byram, . . " 

Sarah Lewis, (\v. Isaac), ' " 

Rhoda Cory, (w. Simeon,) 

Amy Byram, (w. Napthali,) . 3 July, 

Phebe Swain, (w. Bryant), 

Hannah Miller, (w. Sam'l,) . 

Comfort Ayers, (W.Stephen C.) 

Mary Armstrong,(w.William), 



Conf. 



Certf. 



Conf. 



Cert. 



Conf. 



Dis. Nov. 15, 1832. 
Dis. Dec. 14, 1826. 

Dis. Jan. 26, 1841, died at Dover,N.J. 

[P. Howell. 
Dis. Nov. I, 1811, later Mrs. Elias 

Later Mrs. Moses Prudden. 
Died April 30, 1811. [i^^ 1855. 

Later Mrs. David Mills, died Sept. 



Dis. Mar. 29, 1813, died July 15,1817, 

Princ. Morris Academy, 
Died Nov. 17, 1861. 



Died Jan. 28, 1810. 



Died Sept. 25, 1845. 



Died Jan. 29, 1871. 
Dis. May 22, 1817. 



Dis. Nov, II, 1826. 
Died Sept. 30, 1865. 
Died May 23, 1823. 
Died Nov. 16, 1835. 



«94 



THE RECORD. 



Abigail Smith, 

Eliza Hoppock, . 

Elizabeth Frost, 

William Addison. 

Catharine Addison, (w. William,) 

Mathew G. Lindsley, 

Matthias Pierson 
Philemon Depoe, 
Stephen Young. 



Samuel Miller, . i8 Aug. 

Jane Miller, (w. Sam'l,; 

Eliza Woodruff,(da. Rev.Benj.i 

Mary VanArsdale, . 

Desire Ross, (w. Dan'l), 

Peter A. Johnson, . . 4 Sept., 



Moses Sayre, 
Ira Lindsley, 
Josiah Prudden, . 
Loammi Moore, 

Mary Hoppock, . 

Hannah Jane Wick, 

Rebecca Beers, . 

Huldah Beers, 

Joanna Dickerson, 

Eliza Russell, (W.Sylvester D.; 

Hannah Benjamin (w. Stout,) 

Elizabeth Godden, . 

Ichabod Miller, . 

Enos Pierson, 

Lewis Cutler, 

Abagail Vail. 

Sarah Lewis, 

Charlotte Tuttle, 

John Ayers, 

Joel Jones, 

Francis Jones, 

Hannah Wooley. (widow). 

Mariah Halsey. 



3 July, t8o8, Cont. 



Cert. 



Conf. 



Aug. 

Nov., 



Sarah Ann Ford, 
Harvey Goble, 
Tunis Hoppock, 
Jonathan Oliver . 
Susannah Conger. . 
Moses Fairchild, 
Wealthy Fairchild, (w.Moses), 
Isaac Lewis, , 



Cert. 



Dis. Apr. 19, 1810. 



Dis. Jan. 6, 1841, died July 23, 1855, 
aged 68-5-24. 

Dis, June 22, 1814. 

Dis. Jan. 6, 1841. died Feb. 10, 1867 

aged 93. 
Dis. Aug. 27, 1813. 

Died June 10, 1835. 



For many years a ruling Elder, died 

Feb. 12, 1854. aged 72. 
Dis. Nov. 2, 1825. 

Died Dec. 4, 1809. 

Died June 25. 1841, crushed by a 
falling house. 



Dis. Mar. i, 1842. 
Dis. Jan. 6, 1841. 

Died May 25, 1843. 
Died April 11, 1839. 

Died Sept. 26, 1816. 
Died Feb. 28, i8i6- 



Dis. Jan. 6, 1841. 



Later Mrs. Charles Burnet, dis. 

May 3, 1816, and again dis. 

June 8. 1841. 
Died Feb. 2, 1830. 



Died June 26, 1829. 



THE RECORD. 



195 



Clarissa Pierson, 



I Jan., 1809, Conf. 



Elizabeth Lum, 

Abigail Harris, . 

Mary Post. (w. Joseph,) 

Elizabeth Freeman, (w. Benj.,) 

Nathan Hedges, 

Hannah Ruttan, 

Mary Wooley. 

Susan Wade. 

Phebe Vail, . 

Caroline Richards, (w.Rev.James 

Charlotte B. Arden.(w. Thos.) 

Abigail Mills, (w, David), 5 

Phebe Mills. 



Phebe Pierson 
Silas C. Ayers, 
Albert Ogden Pierson. 
Betsey Campbell, 
Timothy Drake, , 
Mary Pierson, 
John Ray, 
Sarah Ray, (w. John), 



.) " 


" " 


" 


" Cert. 


Mar., 


Conf. 



7 May, 
24 June, 



Cert. 
Conf. 



Dis. April 22, 1814, died in 1863, at 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Died March 29, 1813. 



Dis. Jan. 3, 1813. 
Dis. Aug. 27, 1825. 



Dis. Oct. 24, 1809. 
Died Oct. 5, 1847. 
Dis. March 29, 1813. 

Died Aug. 13, 1816. 
Dis. Dec. 4, 1838, as Mrs. Daniel. 
C. Dusinberre,died Mar. 3, 1870 
Dis. Apr. 15. 1823, 

Died Oct. 14, 1862. 



Dis. Oct. 30, 1 8 10. 



Dr. Richards was dismissed April 26, 1809. His successor, Rev. Samuel Fisher. D. 
D., was settled in July or August, 1809. It will be noticed that there are recorded 
above, the admission of four persons, apparently uniting with the church after Dr. Rich- 
ards was dismissed. They were admitted in the time between the two pastorates of Dr. 
Richards and Dr. Fisher ; but are recorded here so as to preserve the continuity of the 
registry. When the Record again introduces the admissions to the church it will be- 
gin with those admitted in Dr. Fisher's time. 



BAPTISMS. 
The Record for December, 1881, com- 
pleted the list of Baptisms, as found in the 
Register of Rev. Dr. Timothy Johnes, which 
comes down to 29 October, 1793. For two 
years previous to this latter date, the Rev. 
Aaron C. Collins was colleague pastor with 
Dr. Johnes, and the second Register, appa- 
rently begun by Mr. Collins, continues some 
names for the years 1792 and 1793. which 
were not recorded by Dr. Johnes. In re- 
suming the publication, therefore, we go 
back to the date, at which the two Regis- 
ters begin to diverge and include, thereafter, 
all the names appearing in both. 

Mr. Collins was dismissed 2d Sept. 1793, 
and Dr. Johnes died 17 Sept., 1794. These 
facts, probably, account for the lack of a 
record of Baptisms in 1794. 

The Rev. Dr. James Richards was install- 



ed I May, 1795, and the Baptisms after this 
last date belong to his Pastorate. 

1791- 
Nov. Joseph Byram & wife, child Jo- 

seph, born Sept. 30, 1791. 
Dec. Benjamin Pierson & wife, child 

Mahlon, born Oct. 21, 1791. 
Abraham Schenk & wife, child 

Joanna, born Oct. 27, 1791. 
Boas Prudden & wf., child Huldah, 
born June 15, 1789. 

j 1792- JOHNKS. 

Ijan. 10. Rodolphus Kent on wf.'s ace. 
! child David Ford, born Dec. 

10, 1791. 
19. Silas Condict, Junr. & wf.. oh. 

Ebenezer, born July 22. 1791. 
29. Bethuel Howard & wf., ch. Shad- 
! rack, born Oct. 27, 1791. 



196 



THE RECORD. 



Feb'y 5. Nath'l Broadvvell & wf.. ch. Julia, 

born Dec. 16, 1791. 
12. Calib Russell & wf., ch. William, 

born Dec. i, 1791. 
19 James Stiles &wf., ch. , born 

26. Isaac Wolly & wf., ch. Harriet, 
born Jan. 17, 1792. 
Jesse Cutler & wf., ch. , born 



Mar. 2. Godden & wr,ch. Elizabeth, 

born Feb. 7, 1791. 

Jeptha Wade & wf, ch. , 

boin . 

April I. Joseph Beers & wf, ch. Abegail, 
born February 29, 1792. 

Abrah. Hathaway & wf , ch. , 

(son), born Sept. 23, 1791. 
8. Nathanael Beers & wf , ch. Nathan- 

ael, born Jan. 31, 1792. 
22. Aaron C. Collins & wf., ch. Love 
Lee, (da.), born Feb. 19, 1792. 
Jonathan Ogden & wf , ch. Charles, 

born Mar. 10, 1792. 
Abram Conkling & wt., ch. Maria, 
born Jan. 14, 1792. 
May 13. Mrs. Howard, wid. of Jona. How- 
ard, ch. Anna, born Feb'y 20, 
1792. 
June 5. Kennery Veal. 

Damaras, wf. of Jacob Hall. 
John Garrigus & wf, ch. John, 

born Feb. 7, 1792. 
John Hall & wf., ch. Kata, aged 15 

years on Feb. 14, 1792. 
John Hall & wf., ch. Ruth, aged 13 

years on Aug. 5, 1792. 
John Hall & wf, ch. Josiah, aged 

10 years on Feb. 15, 1792. 
John Hall & wf , ch. Caleb, aged 7 

years on Aug. 18, 1792. 
John Hall & wf., ch. Nancy, aged 

4 years on Feb. 19. 1792. 
John Hall & wf, ch. Elizabeth, 
aged I year on Oct. 5, 1792. 

10. Abnor Condict & wf, ch. Philip, 
born Mar. 4, 1792. 

July 3. Capt. Arnold on wf 's ace, baptis- 
ed at Aaron Pierson's, name 
Eliza Maria, born March 2, 1792, 
(Johnes.) 
15. Ichabod Cooper & wf, ch. Hul- 
dah, born Jan. 6, 1792. 



July 15, Joseph Halsey & wf., ch. Benja- 
min Foster, born June 10, 1792. 
Aug. 24. Timothy Mills & wf, ch, Nancy. 

aged 10 on Dec. 31, 1792. 
Timothy Mills & wf, ch. Sally, 

aged 8 on Aug. 7, 1792. 
Timothy Mills & wf., ch. Pheby, 

aged 5 on May 10, 1792. 
Timothy Mills & wf , ch. Abigail, 

aged 3 on Mar. 8, 1792. 
Timothy Mills & wf, ch., Betsey, 

aged I on Nov. 9, 1792. 
Sept. 2. Richard Johnson & wf, ch. Phebe, 

born July 17. 1792. 
Catharine Reed, wf. of Jacob Reed, 

ch. Richard, born April 29, 1792. 
23. Daniel Phoenix & wf.. ch. Julia 

Anna, born July 25, 1792. 
Ephraim Youngs & wf. ch. 

Thomas Lee, born September 

28, 1792. 
1793- 
Jan. 6. George Emmell & wf, ch. George 

Alexander, born Dec. 2, 1792. 
Mar. 17. William Wick & wf., ch. Lemuel 

Justus, born Jan. 22, r793. 
Silas Condict. Junr. & wf.ch. Mar- 

tia, born Dec. 27, 1792. 
Jacob Ball & wf , ch. Electa, born 

Jan. 3, 1793. 
William Hambleton & wf, ch. 

Benjamin, born Dec. 27, 1792. 
Robert Rolfe & wf, ch. Charles, 

born Oct. 18, 1792. 
William Meeker & wf, ch. Phebe, 

born Oct. 31, 1792. 
Jeduthan Day & wf, ch. Anna, 

born Jan. 12, 1792. 
April 10. James Pitney on wf's ace, ch. 

Charles Alex, born Sept. 21, 

1792. 
Aug. 5. Daniel Pierson & wf, ch. Eliza- 
beth Ann, born March 19, 1793. 
Also negro children, Pegg, born 
Feb. 6, 1793, and Rose, born 
March, 24, 1790. 
James Vance & wf , ch. Mary, born 
Aug. I, 1793. (By Mr. Acley.?) 
Oct. 29. Thomas Johnson, ch. Rhoda, born 
Dec. 5, 1792. 
Total Baptisms (by Rev. Tiniothy 
Johnes) 2,827. 



THE RECORD. 



197 



BAPTISMS. 



BAPTISMS IN PASTORATE OF REV. JAMES 
RICHARDS. 



1795- 

May 9. 
" 31- 

June 7. 
July 3. 



Benjamin Holloway, ch. Jacob. 
John Kinney, on wf's ace, chil- 
dren Mariah and George. 
Elijah Holloway, ch. Gilbert. 
Timothy Stiles, on wt's ace, ch, 

Timothy. 
Jacob Hall, on wf's ace. ch. Isaac, 
born Dec. 1793. 
" 5. John Oliver, on wfs ace, ch. 
Anne. 
Jeduthan Day, ch. Elizabeth. 
Aug. 23. George Emmell, on wf's ace, ch. 

Martha, born June 2, 1793. 
Sept. 4. Bethuel Howard, ch. Solomon 
Brown, born April 23, 1794. 
Phineas Chidester, ch. Sarah. 
George Tucker, ch. Jacob. 
Oct. 29. Daniel Phenix, on wf's ace. ch. 
John Doughty. 
1796. 
Jan. 10. Elijah Holloway, ch. Richard. 
" 29. Mark Walton, on wfs ace, ch. 
Clarissa, born Aug. 9, 1793. 
31. Isaac Pruden, ch. Keen, born Dec. 

2, 1795- 
Feb. 28. James Chidester, ch. Stephen Og- 

den, born Dee 5, 1795. 
" 29. Joseph Marsh, on wf's ace, ch. 

Peggy. 
Mar. 10. Silvanus Arnold, on wfs ace, ch. 

Lydia, bom Oct. 9, 1795. 
" 12. Silas Ayres, on wfs ace, ch. 

David. 
April 3. Benjamin Pierson. on wf's ace. 

ch. Julian. 

16. Abraham Schenck, ch. John, born 

March i, 1796. 
June 5. William Jones, ch. Charles Alex- 
ander, born March 30, 1796. 
" 12. Matthias Crane, ch. Hannah John- 
son, born 1796. 
July I, Ephraim Lindslv, ch. Abby. 

Jabez Beach, on wt's ace, ch. Han- 
nah. 

17. Robert Rolfe, on wf's ace, ch. 

Phebe. born March nth, 1795. 
Bethuel Hayward, ch. Silas, born 
May 31, 1796. 
24. Jacob Piersons, ch. Phebe, born 
May 4, 1796. 



Aug. 14 
Sept. 12. 



Sept. 25 
Nov. 2 

6. 

Dec. I. 
8. 

18. 



1797. 
Feb. 5. 



Abraham Hathaway, on wf's ace, 

ch. Jesse. 
Joseph Munson, on wfs ace, ch. 

Samuel, together with these 

which follow : Jabez, Rebekah, 

Anna, Ira, Abraham, Godwin, 

children of the above Joseph 

Munson, and baptised an infant. 
Bethuel Howard, ch. Silas, born 

1796. 
James Richards, ch. Anna, bap. by 

Rev. Aaron Condict, born Sept. 

21, 1796. 
Nathaniel Beers, ch. David, born 

1796. 
Benjamin Holloway, ch. Polly, 

born 1796. 
Gabriel Pierson, ch. Sarah. 
Mark Walton, on wfs ace, ch. 

James Youngs, born 1796. 
Mark Walton, on Avfs ace, ch. 

Ruth Halsey, born 1796. 
Jacob Munson, on wf's ace. ch. 

Lewis. 
Jacob Munson, on wf's ace. ch. 

Marian. 
Reuben Wood, on wf's ace, ch. 

Martha, born 1795. 



Abner Condict, on wfs ace, ch, 

Abner, born 1796. 
Nathaniel Bond, on wf's ace, ch".. 
John. 
April Joseph Halsey, ch. Schuyler. 
May 12. Edward Condict, ch. Eliza, born. 
Sept. 17, 1795. 
28. Uzal Condict, ch. Moses, born- 
Nov. 1792. 
Uzal Condict, ch. Betsy, born 

Aug. 1794. 
Uzal Condict, ch. Jemima, born 
May I, 1797. 
July 9. Jeduthan Condict, ch. Sally Con- 
dict, born Dee 22, 1794. 
J. Condict, ch. Electa Condict,, 
born May 14, 1797. 
16. John Oliver, on wfs ace, ch. Sam- 
uel Oliver, born May, 1797, 
Amos Ward, on wf's ace, ch, 
Nancy Ward, born May 28, 1797. 
Danl Lindsley, on wfs ace, ch. 
Elias, born May 26, 1797. 
26. Jacob Reed, on wfs ace, ch. Wil- 
liam Reed, born May 25, 1797. 



198 



THE RECORD. 



July 26. Benj. March, on wf's ace, children. 
Aa^;. 6. Stephen Chariot, ch. Joannah 
Chariot, born May 29, 1794. 
Stephen Chariot, ch. Aaron Char- 
lot, born Dec. 5, 1796. 
McFarland, on ace. Stephen Char- 
lot and his wife, ch. Joppha 
Matilda, born March 11, 1795. 

13. Theophilus Hathaway, ch. Samuel, 

born June 21, 1797. 
Sept. 17. Aaron Riggs, ch. Phebe, born 

June 25, 1797. 
22. William Jones, ch. Joseph Lewis, 

born 1797. 
Jacob Hall, on wf's ace, ch. Joseph, 

born April 1796. 
George Emmell, on wf's ace, en. 

Sophia, born July 27, 1797. 
Jacob Caterline, on wf's ace, ch. 

Polly Caterline. 
Jacob Caterline, on wf's ace, ch- 

Charles Caterline. 
Jacob Caterline, on wf's ace, ch. 

Francis Caterline. 
24. Susser Black man, on ace his wf. 

Mary, ch. Anne. 
Oct. 6. Isaac Pruden, ch. Peter, born Sept. 

2d, 1797. 
Widow Mary Armstrong, ch. Silas 

Armstrong, born April 21, 1792. 
Amos Pruden, ch. Sally Pruden, 

born Dec. 15, 1791. 
Amos Pruden, ch. Amos Pruden, 

Feb. 16, 1794. 
Nov. 5. Eleazer Byram, ch. Phebe, born 

Jan. 26, 1791. 
Eleazer Byrani, ch. Harriet, born 

Dec. 23, 1792. 
Eleazer Byram, ch. Clarissa, born 

Aug, 19, 1795. 
David Easton, ch. Phebe, born 

July 13, 1794. 
David Easton, ch. Susan, born 

April 23, 1796. 
David Pierson, Jr., ch. Stephen 

Harris, born Sept. 29, 1797. 
Timothy Tuthill, children, on ace, 

Tim. Tuthill. 

14. Mat. Lum, on wfs. ace, ch. David, 

born Oct. 11, 1785. 
Mat. Lum, on wfs. ace, ch. Henry, 

born Aug. 8, 1787. 
Mat. Lum, on wfs ace, ch. Sally, 

born Dec. 12, 1789. 



Nov. 14. 
Dec. 21. 



1798. 
Jan. 7. 

14. 



Feb. 4. 



Mar. 10. 



April I. 
15- 

29. 
May 4. 



June 3, 



June 10. 

17- 



Mat. Lum. on wf's ace, ch. 

born Nov. i, 1795. 
Baptised in January or February 

last : 
Albert, son of David Pierson, born 

Jan. 10, 1791. 
Benjamin Thompson, son of David 

Pierson, born Sept. 21, 1793. 
Jonathan, son of David Pierson, 

born Oct 2, 1795. 

Job Pierson, ch. Mehitable, born 

Dec. 1797. 
Nathaniel Bond, on wf's ace, ch. 

, born Dec. 1797. 

John Howard, on wf's ace, ch. 

Abner Pierson, born Dee 1797. 
Jacob Caterline, on wf's ace, ch, 

Jacob, born 1797. 
Benj. Marsh, on wf's ace, ch. 

Elisha, born Dec. 6, 1797. 
Timothy Pruden, ch. Daniel Owen, 

born Sept. 23, 1792. 
Timothy Pruden, ch. Ira Pruden, 

born Nov. 27, 1794. 
Timothy Pruden, ch. Sally, born 

May 6, 1797. 
Silas Condict, Jr., on wfs ace, ch. 

Julia. 
Abraham Conklin, on wfs ace, ch. 

Richard. 
James Chidester, ch. Joanna Chid- 

ester, born Feb. 19, 1798. 
Eleazer Byram, ch, Peter Pruden, 

born Feb. 26, 1798. 
Aaron Aber, on wf's ace, ch. Han- 
nah, born July 27, 1794. 
Aaron Abor, on wf's ace, ch. Tim- 
othy Jones, born April 14, 1797. 
Lawrence Wilson, on wfs ace, ch. 

Ester. 
Lawrence Wilson, on wfs ace, ch. 

Henry Runyon. 
Daniel Pierson, ch. Alexander, 

born April 20, 1798. Baptised 

by Doctor Rodgers. 
Benj. Pierson, on wf's ace, ch. 

Jane, born Feb, 27, 1798. 
Jeduthan Day, ch. Christian De- 

Wint, born April 28, 1798. 
Matthias Crane, ch. Josiah Ferris. 
Jeptha Wade, ch. Silas Allen, born 

Sept. 4. 1797- 



THE RECORD. 



199 



June 17. George Tucker, ch. Charles Tuck- 
er, born May, 1798. 

29. Jacob Hall, on wf.'s acct.,ch. Tim- 

othy Hall, born April, 1798. 
Silas Baldin, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Phebe. 
Silas Baldwin, on wf.'s acct.. ch. 

Silas Baldwin, on wf 's acct., ch. 

Jul)'^ I. Benj. Holloway, ch. Lott, born 
1798. 
John Kinney, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Marian, born 1798. 
15. Edward Condict, ch. John, born 

1798. 
Aug. 5. Bethuel Howard, ch. Sarah, born 
1798. 
12. Jesse Cutler, ch. Phebe, born 
July, 1798. 

30. Moses Pruden, ch. Mary Pruden, 

born March 21. 1793. 
Moses Pruden, ch, Matilda Pruden, 
born May 2, 1797. 

Oct. 4. Garrigus, ch. Isaac, Aug. 28, 

1798. 
Silas Piersons, on wf 's acct., ch. 
Phebe Piersons, born 1798. 
1799. 
Jan. 4. Lawrence Wilson, on wf.'s acct., 
ch. Joseph Wilson, born 1798. 
12. Silas Ayers, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Lewis Ayres, born 1798. 
Feb. 24. David Easton, ch. Betsey Easton, 

born 

March i. Jabez Beach, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Mary Ann Beach, born Nov. 22, 
1798. 
April 4. Timothy Prudden, ch. Ezra Prud- 
den, born January 8, 1799. 
John P. Bollin, on wf 's acct., ch., 
Sally Ann, born 1799. 
May 3. Wm. Jones, ch. Elizabeth Caro- 
line, born Mar. 23, 1799. 
Abm. Schenck. ch. Eliza Schenck, 
born Jan. 4, 1799. 
5. Nath'l Little, ch. David Colwell. 
June 30. Usual Condict, James Harvey 
Condict, born 1799. 
Joseph Marsh, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Jane Marsh, born May 1799. 
July 14. James Stiles, ch. Polly Cooper. 
James Stiles, ch. Aaron Abor. 



July II. Matthias Crane, ch. Job n Crane, 

born 1799. 
28. Wm. Stiles, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Eliza Stiles, born Feb. 1799. 
Aug. I. Henry Halsey, on wf's acct., ch. 

, born March, 1799. 

30. Silas Condict. Jr., on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Sidney Condict, born July 

I. 1799- 
Mahitabel, the wife of Ebenezer 

Condict. 
Ebenezer Condict, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Ann Mariah, born Feb. 12, 

1799. 
Ebenezer Condict, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Wickliff, born Jan. 2, 1796. 
Ebenezer Condict, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Hannah, born Dec. 27, 1797. 
Wm. Lee, on wf's acct., ch. Isaac 

Byram, born Mar. 14, 1792. 
Wm. Lee, on wf.'s acct., Henry 

Perin, born Sept. 20, 1795. 
Wm. Lee, on wf.'s acct.,ch. Lucinda 

Young, July 30, 1797. 
Wm. Lee, on wf.'s acct,, Susanna 

Washbourn, born Oct. 4, 1793. 
Wm. Lee, on wf.'s acct., ch. Joseph 

Cutler, born Apr. 29, 1799. 
Sept. 22. Dan'l Pruden, ch. Huldy, born 

1799. 
Stephen Charlott, ch. Luther 

Charlott, born 1799. 
Nov. I. Abm. Kinney, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Wm. Augustus Burnett, born 

Sept., 1799. 
Moses Prudden, on his own acct., 

ch. Charles Morris, born Sept. 

13. 1799- 
Wm. Bedell, on wt.'s acct., ch. Juli, 

born Sept. 8, 1799. 
Ebenezer Byram, ch. Sukky Ann, 

born Sept. 13, 1799. 

Dec. 22. John Day, ch. Elizabeth Day, born 

Nov., 1799. 
1800. 

Jan. 28. Silas Pierson, on wf's ace, ch. 
Cornelia Dixon, born Nov. 29, 
1799- 

May II. Ebenezer Condict, on wt's ace, ch. 
Phebe Condict, born 1800. 

June I. John Burnett, ch. Brookfield Bur- 
nett, born 1800. 
8. Benj, Holloway, ch. Julian Hollo- 
way, born 1800, 



200 



THE RECORD. 



June 8. Elijah Holloway. ch. Anna Hollo- 
way, born 1800. 
19. George Emmell, on wf's ace, ch. 
Silas Brookfield, born 1800. 
July 6. Joseph Haisey, ch. Alfred, born 

May 17. 1800. 
Aug. 24. George Tuker, ch. Lewis, born 
June 24, 1800. 
Jacob Caterline, on wf s ace, ch. 
Betsy, born 1800. 
Oct. 12. John Oliver, on wf's ace, ch. 

Primrose, born 1800. 
Dec. 29. Loammi Moore, on wf's ace, ch. 
Sally Ann, born Oct. 1800. 
1 801. 
April 5. Silas Pierson, on wf's ace, ch. 
Jane Pierson, born Feb. 1801. 
12. John Smith, on wf's ace, ch. Ma- 

hitabel Smith, born 1801. 
19. Daniel Lindsly, ch. William Lind- 
sly, born Feb. 1801. 
Daniel Prudden, ch. Archibald 
Prudden. 
May I. Joseph Goddin, on wf's ace, ch. 
Amzi Goddin. 
Joseoh Goddin, on wfs ace, ch. 

Ezra Fairchild. 
Dan'l Phenix, on wf's ace.ch. Sa- 
rah Amelia, born Aug. 29, 1800. 
Wm. Johnes, ch. Aaron Pierson 

Jones, born March 23, 1801. 
Benj. Marsh, on wf's ace, ch, 
Charles Marsh, born Nov. 30, 
1800. 
Timothy Prudden, ch. Timothy 
Prudden, born 1801. 
17. Bethuel Howard, ch. Betsy How- 
ard, born Jan. 21, 1801. 
31. James Stephenson, ch. Martha 
Washington, born Apr. 10, 1801. 
June 3. Nath'l Beers, ch. Caty Ann Beers, 
born 1800. 
Jacob Piersons, ch. Polly Piersons, 

born Feb. 25. 1799. 
Jacob Piersons, ch. Jonathan Pier- 
sons, ch. April 13, 1801. 
21. Wm. Lee, on wf's ace, ch. William 
Lee, born April 21, 1801. 
Sept. 4. Usual Condict. ch. Mary Condict, 
born July 22, 1801. 
Wm. Stiles, on wf.s acct.. ch, 
James Smith, born Oct. 29. 1800. 
Wm. Bedell, on wf.'s acct,, ch. 
Harriott Bedell, born July 23. 



Sept. 4. Simeon Corey, ch. James Corey, 
born 1801. 
12. Rev. James Richards, ch. James 
Henry, Bap. by Rev. Asa Hill- 
yei, born Sept. 6, 1801. 
30. Jesse Cutler, ch. James Richards, 
born Sept., 1801. 
Nov. 15. Ezekial Condict, ch. Minerva 

Condict, born Sept. 30, 1801. 

Dee 13. Amos Ward, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Lewis Ward, born Oct., 1801. 

H. P. Bollin, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Henry Primrose, born 1801. 



1802. 
Jan. 3. 

Mar. 7. 



31- 



April 25. 
May 2. 



July II. 

Sept. 3. 
Sept. 26. 



Lawrence Wilbon, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Eliza Wilson, born 1801. 
Abm. Conklin, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Zeba Conklin. born 1802. 
John Burnett, ch. Samuel Crane 

Burnett, born Feb., 1802. 
Isaac Hinds, ch. Hannah Hinds. 

born Nov. 13, 1789. 
Isaac Hinds, ch. Mary Hinds, born 

Aug. 15, 1791. 
Isaac Hinds, ch. Elizabeth Hinds, 

born May 22, 1793. 
Isaac Hinds, ch. Sarah Hinds, born 

Jan. 24, 1795. 
Isaac Hinds, ch. Jerusha Hinds, 

born July 21, 1797. 
Isaac Hinds, ch. Hetty Hinds 

born Sept. 5, 1799. 
Isaac Hinds, ch. Ezra Hinds, born 

Sept. 21, 1 801. 
Matt Crane, ch. Alletta Mary 

Crane, born 1802. 
Enslee, (widow), on acct., ch. 

Ester, born May 11, 1793. 
Wm. Enslee, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Phebe Enslee. born Feb. 21, 

1802. 
Abm. Hedges, ch. Julia Ford, born 

Oct. 10. 1797. 
Abm. Hedges, ch. Unice, born 

Feb. 2. 1800. 
Loammi Moore, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Napthali Byram, born June 23. 

1802. 
John Garrigus, ch. Samuel Garri- 

gus, born Jan. 26, 1802. 
Abm. Hedges, ch. Sarah Hedges, 

born July 7, 1802. 
Jonathan Condict, ch. Cyrus Con- 
dict, born Aug. 22, 1802. 



THE RECORD. 



201 



BAPTISMS IN 



1802. 



BAPTISMS. 

PASTORATE OF REV. JAMES 
RICHARDS. 



Sept. 26. Stephen Pierson, ch. Samuel Pier- 
son, born Aug. 13, 1802. 

Eleazer Byram, ch. Lewis Byram, 
Aug. 6, 1802. 
Nov. 20. Silas Condict, on wf's ace, ch. 
Marcia Condict, born Aug. 28, 
1802. 
25. George Tucker, ch. Henry Tucker, 
born Oct. 3, 1802. 

Ebenezer Condict, on wf's ace, ch. 
Sarah Condict, born Oct. 11, 
1802. 
28. Joseph Halsey, ch. Seymour Hal- 
sey, born Oct. 8, 1802, 
Dec. 2. Zophar Freeman, ch. Peter Free- 
man, born Jan. 30, 1792. 

Zophar Freeman, ch. Lewis Free- 
man, born April 13, 1794. 

Zophar Freeman, ch. Joanna Free- 
man, born Oct. 7, 1797. 

Zophar Freeman, ch. Phebe Free- 
man, born Dec. 3, 1799. 

Zophar Freeman, ch. Elias Free- 
man, born Sept. 7, 1802. 

Stephen Lindslj', on wf's ace, ch. 
Anna Lindslv, born Aug. 20, 
179S. 

Stephen Lindsly, on wf's ace, ch. 
Moses Lindsly, born Aug. 28, 
1790. 

Stephen Lindsly, on wf's ace, ch. 
Seth Lindsly, born Aug. 28, 
1792. 

Stephen Lindsly, on wf's ace, ch. 
Phebe Lindsly, born March 26. 

1795- 
Stephen Lindsly, on wf's ace, ch, 

David Lindsly, born March 9, 

1801. 
Sam'l Mills, on wf's ace, ch. Mary 

Mills, born April 27, 1790. 
Sam'l Mills, on wl's ace, ch, Sarah 

Mills, born Oct. 27, 1791. 
Sam'l Mills, on wf's ace, ch. Anna 

Mills, born Feb. 18, 1798. 
Jeptha Wade, on wf's ace, ch. 

Keziah, born Aug. 6, 1800. 



1803. 
Jan. 16. 



David Pierson. ch. Mary Ann 
Pierson, born Nov. 6, 1802. 



Mar. 4. Dan'l Phenix, on wfs ace, ch. 
Dan'l Alexander, born Nov. 14. 
1803. by Mr. Aaron Condict. 
21. James Richards, ch. Henry Smith 
Richards, born Dec. 6, 1803, by 
Mr. Aaron Condict. 
27. Nath'l Beers, ch. Hannah Beers, 
born 1802. 
April 24. John Day, on wf's ace, ch. Lavina 
Day, born 1802. 
29. Abm. T. Schenck, ch. Margaret 
Schenck, born Feb. 7, 1803. 
Simeon Corey, ch. Phebe Corey, 
born March, 1803. 

May I. Wm. Lee, on wf.'s acct., ch. Cyrus 
Lee, born Feb., 1803. 
Baptized about this time Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Ezekiel Con- 
dict, born Oct. 26, 1802. 
2. VVm. Jones, ch. Wm. Jones, born 
1803. 

June 12. Bethuel Howard, ch. Bethuel 

Howard, born 1803. 
July I. Dan'l Lindsly, ch. Francis Lindsly, 

born May 3, 1803. 

Aug. 7. Benjamin Piersons, on wf.'s acct., 
ch. Caroline Piersons. horn 
1803. 
Jacob Caterline, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Charles Stephens, born 1803. 
14. Isaac Hinds, ch. Stephen Hinds, 
born 1803. 

Sept. 4. Wm. Enslee, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Marjf Owen Enslee, born July 
29, 1803. 
20. Jonas Guering, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Joseph Guering, born' May 17, 
1802. 

Nov. 4. Widow Archibald Ferris, ch. 

Phebe Ferris, born 180-. 
John Burnet, ch. Sarah Burnet. 

born July, 1803. 
Joseph Cutler, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Silas Condict Cutler, born Jan. 

13, 1802. 
Joseph Cutler, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Abagail Sophia Cutler, born 

June, 1803. 
Jacob Canfield, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Lindsly Canfield, born 1800, 
Jacob Canfield, on wf.'s acct. 

ch, Hannah Little Canfield, 

born 1803. 



THE RECORD. 



Dec. 21. Bryant Swain, ch. Jacob Smith 
Swain, born Apr. 20, 1793. 

Bryant Swain, ch. Matthias Swain, 
born Dec. 24, 1794. 

Bryant Swain, ch. David Arnold, 
born June 12, 1797. 

Bryant Swain, ch. Richard, born 
Apr. 19, 1799. 

Bryant Swain, ch. Mahlon, born 
Jan. 3, 1803. 

Jonas Alwood, ch. Elizabeth, born 
Sept.. 1800. 
30. Usual Condict. ch. Eleanor Con- 
diet, born Oct. 2, 1803. 



1804. 
Jan. 19. 



Apr. 


I 


May 


4- 


May 


4 




29. 


June 


24 


July 


6 



July 8. 



Stephen Turner, on wf.'s acct., 
ch. Ruth Turner, born Jan. 3, 

1794- 
Stephen Turner, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Ira Turner, born July 8lh, 

1796. 
Stephen Turner, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Jarzel Turner, born Mar. 24, 

1800. 
Mahlon Johnson, ch. Baker John- 
son, born Oct. 23, 1803. 
Joseph Godden, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Robert Godden, born Oct. 19, 

1803. 
John Smith, ch. Jacob Socrates, 

born Feb. 22, 1804. 
Wm. Jones, ch. Harriot Jones, 

born March 24. 1804. 
Isaac Conkling. on wf's ace. ch. 

Joseph Lindsley, born 1804. 
Wm. Bedell, on wf's acc.ch. John 

Sutton, born Feb. 14, 1804. 
Wm. Stiles, on wf's ace, ch. John 

Primrose, born Aug. 28, 1803. 
Saml Shipman, on wf's ace, ch. 

Mary Stephens, born Dec. 1799. 
Geo. Emmell, on wt's ace, ch. 

Cornelia Ann, born May 18, 

1804. 
Timothy Decamp, on wf s ace, ch. 

Eliza Decamp, born Oct. 4, 

1803. 
James Stephenson, on wf's ace, ch. 

Richard Wilson, born April 19, 

1804. 
Abm. Ball, ch, Jacob Ball, born — 
George Templeton, on wf's ace, 

ch. Albert Bonaparte, born 1804. 



July 19. Timothy Axtel, ch. Jehiel Free- 
man, born Sept. 23, 1795. 

Timothy Axtel. ch. John, born 
May 23, 1797. 

Timothy Axtel. ch. Charles, born 
Nov. 30, 1798. 

Timothy Axtel, ch. Sarah, born 
Sept. r, 1800. 

Timothv Axtel, ch. Stephen, born 
March, 12, 1803. 

Aug. 19. Silas Condict, on wfs ace, ch. 
Henry Ford, born 1804. 
26. Ezekiel Condict, ch. Bethsheba, 

born 1804. 
31. David Pierson, ch. Charles born 
July 21, 1804. 
Jonas Ludlow, on wf's ace, ch. 

David W., born Dec. 25, 1795. 
Jonas Ludlow, on wf's ace, ch. 

Charles, born Aug. 15, 1797. 
Jonas Ludlow, on wf's ace, ch. 
Eliza Russell, born July 11, 
1799. 

Sept. 2. Jonas Guering. on wf's ace, ch. 

AfFy Guering, born April 23, 

1804. 
Mark Walton, on wfs ace, ch. 

Charles, born 1804. 
Oct. 7. Loammi Moore, on wf's ace, ch. 

Susan Mariah, born July 22, 

1804. 
21. John Dayton, on wf's ace, ch. Ju- 
lian Kitchell Day. born 1804. 
Nov. 4. Wm. Enslee, on wf's ace, ch. 

Elizabeth Scudder. born 1804. 

1805. 

BY REV. MR. FINLEY. 

Feb. 24. Amos Ward, on wt's ace, ch. Su- 

sann Wood, born 1804. 
Mar. I. Simeon Corey, ch. Anna, born 
Dec. 5, 1804. 
George Tucker, ch. Mary Anna, 

born Nov. 12, 1804. 
Moses Prudden, ch. Phebe, born 
Oct. 5, 1804. 
17. John Keyes, ch. Mary Ogden, 
born Feb. 7, 1805. 
Ebenezer Condict, on wf.'s acct., 
ch. Mehitabel, born Feb. 10, 
1805. 
Apr. 15. Elijah Holloway, ch. Henry Hol- 
loway, born Feb. 2, 1805. 



THE RECORD. 



203 



May 3. 
June 16. 

30- 
July 5. 
Aug. 30. 



Sept. 12. 



Nov. 3. 



Dec. I. 

1806. 
Jan. 



Zophar Freeman, ch. Mary Free- 
man, born March 3, 1805. 
Malon Johnson, ch. Alfred John- 
son, born Apr. 5, 1805. 
Wm. Lee, on wf.'s acct., ch. Anner 

Lee, born May 19, 1805. 
Stephen Pierson, ch. Anor Pier- 
son, born Apr. i, 1805. 
Dan'l Phenix. on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Henrietta Phoenix, born May 

1805. 
Timothy DeCamp, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Lewis Allen DeCamp, born 

May. 1805. 
Silas Day, on wf.'s acct., ch. Amzi 

Day, born July, 1805. 
Widow Jane Tuthill, ch. Margaret 

Elizabeth, born Dec. 25, 1799. 
Loamni Moore, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Phebe Bethiah, born Aug. 27, 

1805. 
Levi Emes, on wf.'s acct., ch. Silas 

Gregory, born July 11, 1795. 
Levi Emes, ch. John Odel, born 

Dec. 9, 1796. 
Levi Emes, ch. Rhoda Ann, born 

Mar. 16, 1799. 
Levi Emes, ch. Louisa Elizabeth, 

born Feb. 3, 1801. 
Silas Piersons, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Sally Margaret, born Aug. 22, 

1805. 
Brianl Swain, ch. Chilion, born 

1805. 
Jeduthan Condict, ch. Uzal Con 

diet, born 1805. 



4. Lewis Ctjndict, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Silas Condict, born 1805. 

5. Wm. Bedell, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Henry Bedell, born 1805. 
Feb. 23. David Talmage, ch. Phebe Van- 

ness. born Dec. 24, 1805. 
Mar. 26. John McCord, ch. Margaret, born 

Aug. 29, 1794. 
John McCord, ch. Joseph, born 

May 30, 1797. 
John McCord, ch. James, born 

Mar. 19, 1800. 
John McCord, ch. Samuel, born 

July 18, 1803. 
John McCord, ch. William, born 

Dec. 31, 1805. 



May II 
June 8 



July 5, 

27. 
Sept 7. 
Oct. 5. 

31- 

Nov. 13. 



Silas Condict, ch. Silas Byram 
born Dec. 1805. 
. David Pierson, Sr., ch. Ira, born 
April 26, 1806. 
Abner Whitehead, on wfs ace, ch. 
Jabez Condict, born Mar. 26, 
1806. 
Rev. James Richards, ch. Edward 

Conres, by Mr. Perrine, born 

Mar. 26, 1806. 
Edward Condict, ch. Ca son), by 

Mr. Perrine, born 1806. 
Baptised Richard Horton. aged 

22 years, on a sick bed. 
Baptised Samuel DeGrove, aged 

21 years. 
Mahlon Johnson, ch. Susannah, 

born Aug. 26, 1806. 
Wm. Enslee, on wf's ace, ch. Ra- 
chel, born 1806. 
Timothy DeCamp, on wf's ace, ch. 

James Hughes, born Aug. 28, 

1806. 
Stephen Tunis, ch. Dan'l Bishop, 

born Feb. 20. 1794. 
Stephen Tunis, ch. Jane, born 

April 17, 1796. 
Stephen Tunis, ch. Mary, born 

Oct. I, 1798. 
Stephen Tunis, ch, Matilda, born 

Sept. 2, 1800. 
Stephen Tunis, ch. Penina, born 

April I, 1804. 
Simeon Corey, ch. Axtel Corey, 

born 1806. 



1807. 
Feb. 28 



Abm. Hedges, ch. James Henry, 

born Oct. 12, 1806. 
Apr. 19. George Templeton, on wf's ace, 

ch. Mary Caroline, born Sept. 

24, 1805. 
May 13. Sam'l Halliday, ch. (a son), born 

1807. 
Stephen Pierson ch. Stephen, born 

Mar 17, 1807. 
Loammi Moore, on wf's ace. ch. 

Phebe Bethiah, born April 13, 

1807. 
Wm. Lee, on wf's ace, ch. Phebe, 

born April 24, 1807. 
Wm. Jones, ch. William, born Sept. 

30, 1806. 
Moses Prudden, ch. Hyram Lind- 

sly, born April 16, 1607. 



24. 



30- 



June 14. 
July 3- 



204 



THE RECORD. 



17. 
Aug. 2. 

14. 
Aug. 25. 



Jan. I. 

3- 

31- 

Mar. 4, 



Sept. 4. 



July 3. Zophar Freeman, ch. Elizabeth, | July 3. 

born , . 

Breese. ch. Louisa, born 
Aug. 25, 1803. 

July 3 Breese, ch. Sylvester W., born 

Aug. II, 1805. 
Oct. II. Wm. Bedell, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Phebe, born July 30th, 1807. 
Dec. 20. Abner Whitehead, ch. (a son), born 
1807, 
27. George Templeton, on wf.'s acct., 
ch. George William, born 1807. 
1808. 

Jabez Mills, ch. Caroline Conk- 
ling, born Sept. 24, 1807. 

Rebecca Willis, wife of Abm. 
Willis. 

David Talmage, ch. James Rich- 
ards, born Dec. 10, 1807. 

Rev. Sam'l Whelpley, ch. Mel- 
ancton. 

Rev. Sam'l Whelpley, ch. Sam'l 
Waldo. 

Rev. Sam'l Whelpley, ch. Alger- 
non Sidney. 

Rev. Saml Whelpley, ch. Albert 
Ogden. 

Rev. Sam'l Whelpley, ch. William 
Oscar. 

Rev. Sam'l Whelpley, ch. Par- 
menio. 
Mar. 27. Richard Blackman, ch. Mariah, 

born Nov, 13, 1806. 
Apr. 30. Mahlon Johnson, ch. Elizabeth 

Ann, born Feb. 16, 1808. 
May I. Wm. Enslee, on wf.'s acct., ch. 
Henry Roff, born Mar. 18, 1808. 

Sam'l Roff, on wf.'s acct., ch. Mari- 
anna, born June 1806. 

Mary Camptield, wife of John 
Campfield. 

Mary Lain, wife of Sam'l Lain. 

Lydia Halsey, wife of Henry Hal- 
sey. 
19. Fanny Ann Miller, on account of 
hergrandmother Elizabeth Mil- 
ler, born April 3. 1800. 
29. John McCord, ch. Elizabeth, born 
1808, 
July 3. Hannah Miller, wife of Sam'l 
Miller. 

Comfort Ayres, wife of Stephen C. 
Ayres. 



Oct. 9. 
Nov. 4. 



Dec. 25, 

1809. 
Jan. I. 



Elizabeth Frost. 

Eliza Hoppock. 

Philemon Depoe. 

Rev. John Reyes, ch. Wm. Mul- 

ford, born May 4, 1808, 
Benj. HoUoway, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

John, born July, 1807. 
Sam'l Miller, ch. Jane Williams, 

born May 8, 1808. 
Sam'l Lain, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Richard, born Sept. 15, 1798. 
Sam'l Lain, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Sarah, born July 10, 1800. 
Samuel Lain, on wf's acct., ch. Ja- 
cob, born April 14. 1802. 
Sam'l Lain, on wf.'s acct., ch. Mar- 

ianna, born April 12, 1804. 
Sam'l Lain, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

Samuel, born Jan. 26, 1808. 
Sam'l Lain, on wf.'s acct., ch. 

James; born Feb. 12, 1806. 
Joanna Dickerson, an adult. 
Mary Hoppoc, an adult. 
Silas Johnson, ch. Sarah Louisa, 

born Sept. 8, 1808. 
Peter A. Johnson, ch. Julia Ann, 

born Oct. 16, 1807. 
Sylvester D. Russell, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Anna Lucretia. 
Sylvester D. Russell, on wf.'s acct. 

ch. Francis Antoinette. 
Sylvester D. Russell, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Robert Morris. 
David Piersons, ch. Lewis, born 

Aug. 14, 1808. 
Loammi Moore, ch. Henry South- 
ard, born 1808. 
Dan'l Lindsley, ch. Cornelia Ann, 

born Aug. 18, 1808. 
Jacob Campfield, on wf.'s acct. 

ch. Ira Day. 
Jacob Campfield, on wf.'s acct., 

ch. Phebe Piersons, born 1808. 
Sam'l Holiiday, ch. , born 1808. 

Susan Wade, an adult. 

Hannah Rutan, an adult. 

Phebe Vail, an adult. 

Stephen Youngs, ch. Ephraim, 

born July 28, 1799. 
Stephen Youngs, ch. Benjamin 

Franklin, born July 14, 1801. 



THE RECORD. 



205 



BAPTISMS. 

BAPTISMS IN PASTORATE OF REV. JAMES 
RICHARDS. 
1809. 

Jan. II. Stephen Youngs, ch. Eliza Seers, 
born Apr. 27, 1803. 
Stephen Youngs, ch, Phebe Cut- 
ler, born Apr. 16. 1805. 
Stephen Youngs, ch. Juliann, born 

F'eb. II, 1808. 
Wm. Addison, ch. Sally Ann, born 

Dec. 17, 1804. 
Wm. Addison, ch. John Montgom- 
ery, born Mar. 15, 1808. 
26. John Day, on wf s ace. ch. Mary 
Byram, born 1808. 
Mar. 3. Stephen C. Ayers, ch. Elizabeth 
L3'on, born 1808. 
24. Moses Seers, ch. Keziah, born 
April 27, 1799. 
Moses Seers, ch. Moses, born Mar. 

I, 1801. 
Moses Seers, ch. Oliver, born Dec. 

21, 1803. 

Moses Seers, ch. Joseph, born 

Sept. 4, 1805. 
Moses Seers, ch. Benjamin, born 
Dec. 18, 1807. 
April 30. Stephen Piersons, ch. Phebe, 
May 5. Samuel RofF, on wf's ace, ch. 
Charles, born Dec. 4, 1808. 
Dan'l. Phoenix, on wf's ace, ch. 
Elizabeth Waldron. born June 

22, 1807. 

Stout Benjamin, ch. Nathaniel 
Tenk, born 1795. 

Stout Benjamin, ch. Mary, born 
June, 1797. 

Stout Benjamin, ch. Timothy, born 
Sept 1799. 

Stout Benjamin, ch. Lewis Con- 
diet, born Feb. 1807. 

David Mills, on wf's ace, ch. Hul- 
dah Maria, born April 25, 1800. 

David Mills, on wf's ace, ch. Sarah 
Eliza, born Dec. 17, 1801. 

David Mills, on wf's ace, ch. Cor- 
nelia, born Oct. 26, 1803. 

David Mills, on wf's ace, ch. 
Phebe Ann, born June 5, 1805. 
May 7. Hannah Rutan, ch, Manning, 
about 5 years of age. 

Wm. Lee, on wf's ace, ch. Mary, 
born Mar. 5, 1809. 



May 7. Timothy Drake, adult, about 20 
years of age. 
14. Wm. Bedell, on wf's ace, child 
Mary, born Mar. 13, 1809. 
Elijah Holloway.ch. Cephas, about 

ij years old. 
Abraham Ball, 3 children baptised. 
Whole number of baptisms by Mr. Rich- 
ards, 444. 



BY 



1795- 



June 


18. 




20. 




21. 




28. 


Aug. 


17- 




28. 


Sept. 


6. 


Oct. 


28. 




29. 


Nov. 


10. 




19. 




24. 




26. 


Dec. 


20. 




28. 


1796. 
Feb. 12. 


May 


26. 


June 


9- 


Aug. 


20. 


Oct. 


2. 




31- 


Nov. 


12. 




16. 




23- 




24- 


Dec. 


7- 



MARRIAGES. 

REV. JAMES RICHARDS, D.D. 

Jacob Piersons to Jane Burnett. 

Henry Blackman to Belinda Cam- 
field. 

John Arnold to Hannah Eddy. — " 

John Hill to Rebekah Goble. 

Mons'r. Le Bi-eton to Harriet But- 
ler at Rahway. 

Aaron Freeman to Betsy Butler. 

Joseph Lord to Euphemia Hyler. 

John Brookfield to Hannah Allen. 

Joseph Garner to Sarah Bonnel. 

Silas Pruden to Rebekah Carmicle. 

Ara Broadwell to Phebe Munson. 

Andrew Charles to Sally. 

Barnet Doty to Elizabeth Sutton. 

Joseph Scot to Betsy Bishop. 

Moses Force to Sarah Wood. 

John McCloud to Patience Decker. 
Ezra Post to Abigail Minthom, 

both of Morristown. 
Silas Guering to Sally Bowers, both 

of Morristown. 
Zebedee Wood, of Mendham, to 

Sally Lindsly, of Morristown, 
Sealy Camfield to Polly Dickerson, 

both of Morristown. 
John Harris, of Newborough, to 

Phebe Post, of Morristown. 
David Y. Wheeler to Caty Baker, 

both of Hanover. 
Jonas Smith, of Roxbury, to Nancy 

Losier, of Morristown. 
John Hinchman to Deborah Luker, 

both of Morristown. 
James Coree, of Mendham, to the 

widow Ruth Goble. of Morris. 
Ebenezer Howard, of Hanover, to 

Phebe Willis, of Morristown. 
SylvesterHalsey and Abigail Cook, 

both of Hanover. 



^ 



206 




THE RECORD. 




Dec. 


28. 


John Mills and Sally Prudden, both 
of Morristown. 


Apr, 


28. 


Wm. Stiles to Majy Bollin, both 
of Morristown. -. 


1797. 




May 


I. 


Dan'l Prudden to Phebe Prudden. 


Feb. 


16. 


Philip Easton to Sally Alwood, 






both of Morristown. 






both of Morristown. 




12. 


John Bryan, of Albany, to Huldah 


Mar. 


I. 


Jonathan Miller, of Baskingridge, 






Carmicle, of Morristown. 






to Polly Hedges, of Westfield. 




16. 


Rev. Robert Finley, of Basking- 




23- 


Jacob Hathaway to Betsy Lyon, 
both of Morristown. 






ridge, to Easter Colwell, of 
Newark. 


Apr. 


1 1. 


Charles Leyton, of Baskingridge, 
to Nancy Allen, of Morristown, 


June 


5- 


John F. Ellis to Maria Wilrocks, 
both of New York. 






Josiah Lorin, of Mendham, to 


June 


23- 


Josephus Guard, of Hanover, to 






Phebe Bower, of Long Island. 






Sally Goble, of Morristown. 


May 


28. 


Wm. Shelley, of Hanover, to Je- 
mima Pruden, of Morristown. 




28. 


Moses Johnson, of Hanover, to 
Elizabeth Pierson, of Morris- 


July 


26. 


John Primrose Bollin to Polly 






town. 






Lion, both of Morristown. 


July 


29. 


John Steward, Moreland township. 


Aug. 


6. 


David Halsey to Anna Whitehead, 
both of Hanover. 






Philadelphia Co., Penn., to 
Anna Douglas, of Morristown. 


Oct. 


4- 


Silas Mills to Irene Lindsley, both 
of Morristown. 


Oct. 


25. 


Dan'l Prudden to Elizabeth Free- 
man, both of Morristown. 


Nov. 


3- 


Ebenezer Byrani Ayres to Abigail 
Byram, both of Morristown. 


Dec. 


12. 


Thomas Day, of Barnetstown, 
Somerset Co., to Phoebe Ward, 




18. 


Mahlon Johnson to Sally Baker, 






of Morristown. 






both of Hanover. 




20. 


Jonas Alwood to Rachel Arnold, 


D3C. 


3- 


Timothy Garner, of New York, to 






both of Morristown. 






Betsy Pierson, of Morristown. 




26. 


Charles Ford to Rachel Burris, 




7- 


Joseph Coleman to Ruth Mills, 






both of Hanover. 






both of Morristown. 




30- 


Jonas Meeker, of Wantage, Sussex 




25- 


Sam'l Lain to Mary Decker, both 
of Hanover. 






Co., to Elizabeth Miller, of Mor- 
ristown. 


1798. 




1799. 




Jan 


4- 


Joshua Guering, of Somerset Co., 
to Mary Arnold, of Morristown. 


Jan. 


10. 


Ezekiel Crane to Hannah Steb- 
bens, both of Morristown. 




18. 


Abner Hathaway to Hannah Kirk- 
patrick, both of Morristown. 




12. 


John Day to Polly Ayres. both of 
Morristown. 


Feb. 


22. 


Cyrus Condict to Phebe Piersons, 
both of Mendham. 






John Blackman to Sarah Black- 
woman. 




27. 


Patrick Brown, township of Hard- 
wick, in Sussex Co., to Betsy 


Feb. 


12. 


Thomas Miller to Margaret Gor- 
don, both of Morristown. 






Freeman, of Morris township. 


Mar. 


30- 


Loammi Moore to Huldah Byram, 


Mar. 


I. 


Henry Primrose to Jane Baley, 
both of Barnardstown. Somer- 
set Co. 






both of Moiristown. 
John Burnet to Phebe Freeman, 
both of Morristown. 




15- 


Ebenezer Hathaway, of Hanover. 
toChloe Arnold,of Morristown. 


May 


IS- 


Robert Codner to Phebe Chides- 
ter, both of Morristown. 




17- 


Wm. Bedells to Hannah Sutton, 
both of Morristown. 


June 


IS- 


Wm. Loveridge, of Mendham, to 
Widow Caty Youngs, of Morris- 




31 


Frazier Stephens, of Morristown. 






town. 






to Mary Shipman, of Hanover. 


July 


14- 


Ezekie! Right to Phebe Potter, 


Apr. 


2. 


Jacob Ricky, of Barnardstown, 






both of Essex. 






Somerset Co., to Parnell Geer- 




16. 


Bethuel Prudden to Sally De- 






ing, of Morristown. 






Camp, both of Morristown. 



THE RECORD. 



207 



Aug. 


4 


Oct. 


12 




30- 


Nov. 


24 


Dec. 


15- 



17- 



25- 



1800. 
Feb. 12. 



Mar. 2. 



Mar. 


29 


April 


13 




19 




20 


May 


3- 




4- 



29. 

July 6. 
Sept. 4. 



Nathaniel Little to Elizabeth 
Youngs, both of Pequanock. 

Caleb Ward, of Newark, Essex Co., 
to Nancy Hathaway. ofMorris- 
town. 

Robert James Gillaspie to Abigai 
Charlotte, both of Morristown 

William Dickerson to Keziah 
Sturges, both of Morristown. 

James Baker, Hanover, Morris 
Co., to Elizabeth Price, of Mor- 
ristown. 

Wm. Goble to Hannah Price, both 
of Morristown. 

Wm. Goble to Hannah Tompkins, 
both of Morristown.* 

John Seers, of Bedminster, Somer- 
set Co., to Margaret Taylor, of 
Morristown. 

Abraham Ball to Phebe Clerk, 

both of Hanover township, 

Morris Co. 
John Veal to Lecta Goble, both 01 

Morristown. 
Ebenezer Byram to Polly Little, 

both of Morristown. 
Albert Ogden to Margarett Wood, 

both of Morristown. 
Joseph Cutler to Elizabeth Cook 

both of Morristown. 

Pompey Blackman to 

Benjamin Halsey to Jerusha 

Wood, both of Morristown. 
David Carmicle to Jane Silcoat. 

both of Morristown. 
David Miller, town of Hanover, 

Morris Co., to Eliza W^heeler, 

of Morristown. 
Archibald Ferris to Sally Mills, of 

Morristown, by Rev. Rob. Fin- 
ley.* 

Jonathan Tomkins to Nancy Lind- 
sle5^ both of Morristown. 

James Leiddle, of Sussex Co., to 
Hannah Camfield, of Morris- 
town, by Rev. Mr. Sloan.* 

Amos Rogers to Jane Loree, both 
of Mendham, Morris Co. 

Stephen Freeman to Betsy Har- 
peree, both of Morristown. 

John French to Rebecca Ensley, 
both of Morristown. by Rev 
Mr. Armstrong.* 



Oct. II. Joseph Deming, of Mendham, to 
Polly Trobridge, of Morristown. 

Nov. 3. John Arnold, near this town, to 
Phebe Larey, of N. Y. State, by 
Rev. Amsay Armstrong.* 
8. Sylvester Russell to Elizabeth 
Stiles, both of Morristown. 

Dec. 9. Abraham Richards, of N. Y. City, 
to Sarah Arnold, of Morristown, 
by Rev. Asa Hillyer.* 
1801. 

Jan. 3. Dan'l Potter to Betsy Drew, both 
of Springfield, Essex Co. 
Isaac Pierson to Hannah Ayers, 
both of Whatnung, by Rev. 
John J. Carle.* 

Mar. 22. William Douglas to Charity Ward, 
both of Morristown. 

April 20. William Robinson, of New York 
City, to Eliza Faesch, of Morris- 
town. 

May 21. Sam'l Williams, of Calwell town- 
ship, Essex Co., to Huldah 
Whitehead, Morris Co. 

June 3. Stephen Piersons, HanoverTown- 
ship, Morris Co., to Phebe 
Beer, of Morristown. 
6. John Ryly to Saloma Coe, both of 
Upper Bethel Township, North- 
hamton Co., Penn. 

July 4. Stephen Veal to Bethia Youngs, 
both of Hanover, Morris Co. 
II. Alexander Muckle Wrath to Rho- 
da Condict, both of Mendham 
Township. 

Aug. 15. James Prudden to Sally Halsey, 
by Rev. Mr. Benedict.* 

Sept, 20. Charles H. Morre! to Anna B. 
Lewis, both of Morristown. 

Oct. II. Micah Hawkins, of Brookhaven, 
Suffolk Co., N. Y., to Lettey 
Lindsle}', of Morristown. 

Nov. 14. Stephen Freeman, of Morristown, 
to Ester Burnett, of Hanover, 
Morris Co. 
25. Isaac McCombs to Catherine Bag- 
ley, both of New York City. 
30. Elias Piersons to Hannah Arm- 
strong, both of Morristown. 

Dec. 8. Moses Phillips, of Goshen, Wallkill 
township. Orange Co., N. Y., to 
Harriot Kinney, of Morristown. 



208 



THE RECORD. 



1802. 


Jan. 


•27. 


Feb. 


13 




16. 


Feb. 


20. 



Dec. 26. Samuel ("ooper to Hannah Free- 
man, by. Rev. Sam'l. Whelpley, 
aW of M.* 
John Brown to Phebe Piersons, 
both of Morristown. 



James Ely, "of Calwell township, 
Essex Co., to Phebe Carmicle, 
of Morristown. 

John Howell, to Polly DePoe, 
both of Morristown. 

Thomas Whitnack, of M., to Sarah 
Breeze, of B. Ridge, by Rev. 
Mr. Finley.* 

James Wood to Elizabeth Meeker, 
both of Morristown. 

Jacob Lawrence, of Roxbury 
Township, to Jane Geering, of 
Morristown. 

Elias Squire, of Springfield Town- 
ship, Essex Co., to Charlotte 
Robinson, of Morristown. 

Israel Munson, of Sussex Co.. to 
Nancy Conger, of Morristown. 

David Johnson to Phebe Badgly, 
both of Morristown. 

Benj. Humphreyville to Hannah 
Dalrymple, by Rev. Mr. Black- 
well.* 

Jacob Allen to Polly Minton, both 
of Morristown. 

John Thomas Bently, of New York, 
to Phebe Sturges, of Morris- 
town. 

Isaac Howel, of Jefferson, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., to Rhoda Piersons, 
of Morristown. 

Hiram Lindsley to Phebe Wood, 
both of Morristown. 

Benjamin Leek to Dinah Brown, 
both of Mendham Township. 

David Cooper to Susanna Hinds, 
both of Morristown. 

Jedediah Gregory to Elizabeth 
Marsh, both of Morristown. 

John Broadwell to Phebe Lindsly, 
both of Morristown. 

Hyram Quimby to Polly Baldin^ 
both of Orangedale, Essex Co. 

James G. Conway to Elizabeth 
Easton, both of Morristown. 

Azael Broadwell, ot New York, to 
Ruth Hathaway, of Morris- 
town. 



Mar. 5. 

29. 
April I. 

3- 

May 8. 
16. 

June 5. 

July 18. 
Aug. 12. 

29. 
Sept. 8. 

25. 
Nov. 21. 

25. 



1803. 
Feb. 10. 

26. 



Mar. 14. 
19- 



Nov. 29. Jared Russell to Gertrude Arnold, 

both of Morristown. 
Dec. 4, James Munroe to Elizabeth Mun- 
son, both of Morristown. 
Timothy DeCamp to Jane Hughes, 
both of Morristown. 
18. George Templeton to Sarah Ball, 
both of Hanover Township. 

David Lindsly to Charitv Guard, 
both of Morristown. 

Foster Day, of Hanover township, 
to Susanna Smith, of Roxbury 
Township. 

Jarzel Allen to Polly (Mary) Pier- 
sons, both of Morristown. 

Henry Berrjf to Nancy A5rres, both 
of Pequannoc Township. 

Isaac Gaston to Annie Hedges, 
both of Morristown. 

20. David Townly, of New York City, 

to Mary Marsh, of Morristown. 

21. John Brown to Sarah Hall, both 

of Barnardstown, Somerset Co. 
24. Dan'l Cockran to Susanna Hedges, 
both of Morristown. 

Mar. 26. Jonathan Hathaway, of Hanover 
township, to Sarah Prudden, of 
Morristown, 
April 3. Joseph Smith, of Pequannoc town- 
ship, to Polly Caterline. of Han- 
over Township. 

10. Jonathan Lindsly to Hannah Rod- 
gers, both of Morristown. 

21. Jonathan Miller to Ruth Lindsly. 
both of Morristown. 

30. Drake Ludley to Sarah Morris, 
both of Morristown. 

May 5. Grover Youngs to Mary Burnett, 
both of Hanover. 

7. Sam'l Holiday, of Newburg, 
Orange Co., N. Y., toAnn.t By- 
ram, of Morristown. 
14. Elias Howel, of Hanover Town- 
ship, to Rebeca Tucker, Town- 
ship ot Newark, Essex Co. 
June 2. Timothy Johnson to Sally John- 
son, both of Littletown, by Rev, 
Mr. Perine.* 
12. David Kitchell, of Hanover, town- 
ship, to Rebekah Norris, of 
Morristown. 



THE RECORD. 



July lo 

19. 

20. 

Aug. 9. 

14. 

. i6. 

24. 

Sept. II. 
16. 

Sept. 18. 

20. 

Nov. 4. 
15- 

2.3- 
Dec. 13. 

22d. 

1807. 
Jan. 3. 

*Feb. 5. 
*Jan. 29. 



-, black man of Joseph Prud- 
den. to Hannah, blackwoinan 
of Jabez Canfield, both of Mor- 
ristown. 

Stephen C. Bonnell, of Chatham 
township, to Sarah Simpson, of 
Springfield township, Essex Co- 
Nathan Arnold to Huldah Mills, 

both of Morristown. 
Samuel Day to Jane Beach, both 
of Morristown. 

Archippus Parish, of Bergen 
township, Bergen Co.. to Phebe 
Miller, of Morristown. 

Timothy Douglas, of Morristown, 
to Ann Peer, of Pequannock 
township. 

Thomas Foster, of Hanover town- 
ship, to Jerusha Hayden, of 
Morristown. 

Joseph Byly to Jane Doty, both 
of Morristown. 

David Douglas, of Savannah, Ga., 
to Elizabeth Piersons, of New- 
ark township, Essex Co., N. J. 

Silas Johnson, of Morristown, to 
Sarah Stansbury, of Scotch 
Plains.* 

Jabez Mills, of Morristown, to 
Hannah Coe, of Succasunna. 
by Rev. L. Fordham.* 

Charles Russell to Ann Barkins, 
of Morristown. 

Jacob Mitchel, of Pompton town- 
township, to Maiy Goble, of 
Morristown. 

Peter Bockoven to Riggs, 

both of Morristown. 

Samuel Kilpatrick, of Morristown, 
to Mary Hazel, of Chester 
township. 

Moses Allen to Sarah Lindsley, 
both ot Morristown. 

Ezekiel Reeve, of Morristown, to 
Mary Youngs, of Hanover. 

David Fairchild, of Morristown, to 
Nancy Loper, of Hanover 
township. 

Ephraim Fairchild to Gitty Oliver, 
both of Morristown. 

Lewis Freeman, of Morristown, to 
Electa Voorhees, of Hanover, 
by Rev. John McDowell, at 
Elizabethtown, N. J.* 



Feb. 6. Joseph Blackman, servant of OH- 
ver Woodward, to Judah Black- 
woman, servant of Elizabeth 
Kinney. 
19. John Lindsly, Jr., to Martha Tom- 
kins, both of Morristown. 

Mar. or Apr. Hiram Prudden, of Morristown, 
to Eliza Ball, of Newark, by 
Rev. Mr. Williams.* 

Apr. 5. George Murray, of Newark town- 
ship, Essex Co., to Abigail 
Piersons, of Mtown. 

May 2. Isaac Johnson to Unice Vail, both 
of Hanover township. 
6. Thos. B. \'an Home, of Scotch 
Plains, to Sophia Carmichael, 
of Morristown, by Rev. Wm. 
Van Home,'' 

16. Rociter Lum to Rebecca Condict, 

both of Morristown. 
20. Wm. O. Ford, of Hanover town- 
ship, to Sarah Martin, of Chat- 
ham township. 
Sam'l DeHart to Betsy Cherry, 
both of Morristown, by Rev. 
Sam'l Whelpley.* 
30. Stephen .Mills, of Morristown, to 
Experience Loree, of Mendham 
township. 

June 20. Aaron Boylan. of Bernard, Somer- 
set Co., to Phebe Breeze, of 
Morristown. 

July 17. Thomas Martin to Sally Little, 
both of Morristown. 
19. Jared Kitchell, of Hanover town- 
ship, to Sarah Freeman, of 
Morristown.* 

Aug. 6. Lewis Prudden to Mary Baird, 
both of Morristown. 

Aug. 6. Abiaham Stage to Jane Mitchel, 
both of Pompton, Morris Co. 

Oct. 10. Robert M. Bedell to Keziah Go- 
ble, both of Morristown. 
Jesse Johnson, of Frankfort, Sus- 
sex Co., to Elizabeth Loree, of 
Mendham township. 

Dec. 10. John Armstrong to Rhoda Norris, 
both of Morristown. 

17. Charles Freeman to Harriet 

Beach, both of Morristown. 
26. Jacob Arnold to Sarah Nixon, both 
of Morristown. 



18 
Jan. 



16. Ashbel Tuttle to Harriet Halsej', 
both of Morristown. 



212 



THE RECORD. 



Feb. 7. 

17- 

Apr. 14. 
May 3. 



July 31. 

Sept. 6. 

17. 



1809. 
Jan. 19 



John R. Freeman, of Morristown, 

to Rachel Fierson of Chatham. 
Hiram Lindsly to Abigail Oliver, 

both of Morristown. 
Joseph Wheeler, of to 

Nancy Douglas, of Hanover 

township. 
E!ias Howell to Hannah Prudden, 

both of Hanover township.* 
Col. Joseph Jackson to Mrs. Electa 

Dickerson, by Rev. J. Richards, 

at vStanhope, N. J.* 
James Stevens, of Mendham town- 
ship, to Sarnh Tompkins, of 

Morristown. 
Jabez West to Rachel Whitehead, 

both of Morristown, by Rev. M. 

L. R. Ferine, at Bottle Hill.* 
Hezekiah Hurlbut to Elizabeth 

Martin, both of Morristown.* 
Wm. Reeve, of Morristown, to 

Hannah Bryant, of Morris 

Plains. N. J.* 



Lewis Mills, of Morristown, to 
Mary A. Fierson, of Chatham, 
N. J., by J. Richards. 
21. Timothy J. Lewis, of Morristown, 
to A. L. Ferine. Long Hill, N.J. , 
by Rev. Mr. Fin ley. 

Wm. Tucker to Fhebe Cantield, 
of Hanover, N. J., by J. Rich- 
ards. 
Mar. 8. James VViUis to Elizabeth Dicker- 
son, of Morris Plains. N. J., by 
J. Richards. 

Win. Dalrymple to Susannah 
Crilly, all of Morristown, b}' J. 
Richards. 



Apr. 3. 



BILL OF MORTALITY 

Continued from ptige 167 of " The Record" 

September, 1881. 

'795- 
Sept. 26. Jacob, son of Zenas Lindsley, dys- 
entery, aet. 7. 
27. George, son of Zenas Lindsley, 
dysentery, aet. 3. 
Oct. I. Lewis, son of David Pierson, Sr., 
dysentery, aet 5. 
4. Electa, daughter of Stephen Lud- 
low, fever. 
15. Israel Fenier, nervous fever, aet. 
53- 



21. 

Nov. 2. 
4- 

6. 
7- 

19. 
Dec. 22. 

26. 
1796. 
Jan. 3. 

3- 

15- 

Feb. 2. 



Mar. 1 1 
Apr. 2, 



May 


'5 


June 


6. 




27. 


July 


28. 




3'- 


Aug. 


12 


Sept. 


9- 




'5 




18. 



Oct. I. 

Nov. 22. 
23- 



William Henry, dysentery, aet. 22. 
Charlotte, daughter of David M. 

Carle, fever, aet. i, 
Rachel, daughter ol George Mills, 

dysentery, aet. i. ] 

Samuel Ludlow, old age, aet. 77. 
Hiram Howard, fever, aet. 40. 
Phebe. daughter of John Enslee, 

dysentery, aet. 6. ' 

Child of Joseph Byram. 
Seth, daughter of Elij;ih Sneden, 

hives, aet. 3. 
Child of John Casterline. j 

Elizabeth, widow of Robert Ar- ■' 

nold, fever, aet. 70. 
Child of Vincent Guering. 

Esther, daughter of Abraham I 

Hathaway, drowned, aet. 18. I 
Servant girl of Geo. O. Hara, fever, | 

aet. 10. 
Aaron, son of Elisha Rolfe, con- 
sumption, aet. 25. I 
Maria, daughter of Maj. John Kin- : 

ney, hives, aet. 3. ! 

Eliphalet Clark, old age, aet. 86. 
Daniel Owen, sudden, aet. 50. 
Sylvanus Arnold, consumption, 

aet. 38. _ ; 

Frederick King, Esq.. wound and 

fever, aet. 58. 
Abigail, daughter of Edward and 

Mary Condict, diarrhoea, aet. 2. i 
Child ot Widow Arnold. ] 

Hannah Tunis, daughter of George 

Mitchel, consumption, aet. 3. 
Child of Maj. Clement Wood. 
Mary, daughter of David Conger, 

fits. ' 

Child of Silas Ayres. j 

Samuel Day, dysentery, aet. 44. j 
Silas, son of David Fierson, Sen.. ! 

inflammatory fever, aet. 18. 
John, son of William Templeton ! 

consumption, aet. 21. 
Child of David F. Tuttle. \ 

Mary, wife of Doct. Ebenezer ; 

Blachley, an enlarged liver, aet. 

57- i 

Servant child of Gabriel H.Ford, j 

Esq. I 

Henry Gardner, dropsy, aet. 72. I 
Mary, wife of Jeremiah Fierson, 

consumption, aet. 22. 



THE RECORD. 



209 



MARRIAGES. 

BY REV. JAMES RICHARDS, D.D. 
1803 

July 2. Thomas B. Whitman, of Hanover 
township, to Anna Garrigus, 
of Hanover township. 

4. S3'lvanus Jessup, of New York, 

City, to Margaret Stanbury, of 
. Morristown. 

5. Isaac Prudden to Nancy Miller, 

both of Morristown. 

6. Barnabus Winds to Phebe How- 

ard, both of Hanover township. 
23. David Osborne to L3'dia Peck, 
both of Hanover township. 
Aug. 27. Ezekiel Lyon to Nancy Stillwell, 

both of Hanover township. 
Sept. 3. Ezekiel Day, of Morristown, to 
Elizabeth Mooney, of Basking- 
ridge, by Rev. R. Finley.* 
15. Sam'l Camp, of Springfield. N. J., 
to Mary Burnett, of Hanover 
township. 
24. Jacob Allen, of Coldwell township, 
Essex Co., to Hannah White- 
head, of Mendham township, 
Morris Co. 
Andrew Meeker to Peggy Ship- 
man.* 
Andrew Meeker to Margaret Par- 
ker, both of Hanover township. 
Nov. 2. Silas Day, of Morristown, to 
Susan Breese of Baskingridge, 
by Rev. R. Finley.* 
17. Josiah Muir to Mary Tucker, both 
of Morristown. 
Dec. 2. Phillip Wicker, of New York City, 
to Catharine Bell, of Hanover 
f township. 

11. Mons. Carne)' to Susanna Dough- 

ty, both of Morris County. 
19. Israel Canfield to Rachel Wet- 
more, both of Morristown. 
1804. 
Jan. 7. Benj. Hathaway, of Morris Plains, 
to Mahalah Bitenger, of Mend- 
ham, by Rev. R. Finley.* 

12. Sylvanus Piersons, of Mendham 

township, to Betsy Inkle, of 
Hanover township. 
14. Frederick Alsover to Jerusha Hal- 
sey. both of Hanover town- 
ship. 



Jan. 15. Jason Hix to Rachel Lafevei 
both of Mendham township, 
17. Sam'l Wright to Phebe Casterline, 
both of Byram township, Sus- 
sex Co. 
Joseph Harriman, of Pequannock 
township, to Abigail Clark, of 
Hanover township. 

Feb. 10. Silas Carmichael to Nancy Lum. 
(Isee below.*) 

13. Edward Kimble to Catj^ Canfieid, 

both of Morristown. 

14. Joseph Talmage to Catharine 

Beers, both of Mendham town- 
ship. 

16. tSilas Carmichael, of Hanover 
township, to Nancy Lum, oi 
Morristown. 

22. Luther Spelman to Anna Vail, 
both of Hanover township. 
Mar. 4. Kitchel Bridge to Susan Day,both 
of Morristown, bj' Rev. S. 
Whelpley,* 

10. Charles Carmichael to Tempe- 
rance Blachley, both of Mor^ 
ristown. 

24. Joseph Hinds to Hannah Youngs, 

both of.Morristown. 

Apr. 12. John Prudden, of Morristown, to 
Lucinda Halsey, of Hanover. 

May 3. Sam'l Roffe, of Morristown, to 
Sarah Mills, of Mendham. 

June 16. George Dixon to Elizabeth 
Bryant, both of Morristown. 
John P. Losey to Sarah Woods, 
both of Hanover township. 

July 7. Harr\^ Halsey, blackman of John 
Halsey, to Rose Ford, black- 
woman of Mahlon Ford, both 
of Morristown. 

25. Sjdvanus Lorin, of Minyink town- 

ship. Orange Co., N. Y., to 

Phebe Tuttle, a widow, of 

Mendham township. Morns 

Co., N. J. 
Aug. 25. John Henry Wonderly to Mary 

Sweeny, both of New York. 
Sept. 5. Robert McCleanen, of Hanover 

township, to Lydia Shores, of 

Mendham township. 
6. Abijah Youngs to Harriet Cook; 

both of Hanover township. 
29. John Harrison to Betsy Day, both 

of Morristown. 



THE RECORD. 



Sept. 29. 
Sept. 29. 



Oct. 


20 


Dec. 


13 




15 




23 



Paris, servant of Richard Kimble, 
to A^bigail, servant to Joseph 
Lewis, both of Morristown, 

York, servant of Jonathan Ogden, 
tf> Mercy, servant of Richard 
Kimball, both of Morristown. 

Cato. servant man of Richard 
Kimble, to Zilpah, servant wo- 
man of Lewis Condict, both of 
Morristown. 

Abraham Johnson to Jane Price, 
both of Hanover township. 

Wni. F. Larzelere to Susannah 
Woods Riggs, both of Morris- 
town. 

James Cooper to Elizabeth Ship- 
man, both of Morristown. 

Jacob, servant man of Gen'l 
Dought}', to Jane, servant wo- 
man of Elizabeth DeHart, both 
of Mojristown. 

Joseph Guard, of Hanover town- 
ship to Phebe Norris, of Mor- 
ristown. 



1805. 
Jan. 2. 



Elisha Piersons to Sarah Norris, 
both of Morristown. 
13. Samuel McCurdy, of Mendham 
township to Alice Steward, of 
Morristown. 
Feb. 21. Joseph Garner to Caroline M. 
Freeman, both of Morristown. 
Abner Whitehead to Abigail Con- 
dict, both of Morristown. 
xMar. 17. Dennis Dalrymple to Sarah Marsh, 
both of Morristown. 
22. Henry Lindsley to Abigail Mills, 
both of Morristown. 
April 6. Brister, servantman of Abigail 
Condict, to Dinah, servant wo- 
man of Samuel Ford. 
7. Obadiah Hedden, of Newark town- 
ship, Essex Co., to Sarah Mil- 
ler, of Morristown. 
13. .Martin Cameron to Frances Gray, 

both of Hanover township. 
17. Silas Broadwell to Sally By ram, 
both of Morristown, bj^ Rev. 
Mr. Perine.* 
20. Jacob Chamberlain to Mary Conk- 
lin Halsey, both of Morristown. 
June 8. Cuff, servantman of Matthias 
Meeker, to Sayre, servant- 
woman of Daniel Phenix. 



27. Samuel Beach, ot Pequannock, to 

Jane Hoff, of Pequannoc, Mor- 
ris Co. 
July 22. William Hyar to Nancy Bowen, 
both of Monistown. 

24. Gideon Humphreys, of New York 

city, to Mary Bradley, of the 
same place. 

28. Moses Cherry, aged 17, to Nancy 

Badgley, aged 17, both of Mor- 
ristown,* married at Springfield, 
N. J., by Rev. Mr. Williams. 

Aug. 9. John Piersons to Hannah Free- 
man, both of Morristown. 

Sept. 18. Ebenezer Pierson, of Morristown, 
to Phebe Day, of the same 
place. 

Dec. 8. Clement Cary, of Mendham town- 
ship, to Phebe Jennings, of 
Roxbury. 
1806. 

Jan. I. David Kilchel, of Hanover town- 
ship, Puah Whitehead, of Mend- 
ham township. 
9. Lewis Lorin to Phebe Fithin, both 

of Mendham township. 
17. David Mann, of Newark township, 
Essex Co., to Phebe Youngs, of 
Morristown. 

25. Jeremiah Mott, of Elizabeth town- 

ship, Essex Co., to Mary Hand, 
of Morristown. 

29. Wm. Lawrence, of Warwick, Or- 

ange. Co., N.Y., to Rhoda Lind- 
sley, of Morris township, N. J. 

Feb. 22. Peter Blackman to Phillis Black- 
woman, servants of Isaac Can- 
field, of Morris township. 

Apr. 8. William Osborne, of New York 
City, to Hannah Ayres, of Mor- 
ristown. 

May I. Ezra Brown, of Randolph town- 
ship, Bethiah Piersons, of Mor- 
ristown. 
31. Halsey Guerin, of Morristown, to 
Ann Stephens, of Mendham 
township. 
Thomas Gold, of Colwell township. 
Essex Co.. to Eliza Ayres, of 
Bernardstown, S. Co. 

June 14. Peter A. Johnson to Elizabeth 
Mills, both of Morristown. 
28. Stephen Prudden to Nancy 
Guerin, both of Morristown. 



THE RECORD. 



215 







BILL OF MORTALITY. 


Nov, 


2. 


Lois, widow of Alexander John- 
son,* cancer, aet. 68. 


1796. 






16. 


Thomas Stillwell, old age, aet. 84. 


Nov. 


25. 


Daniel, son of Henry Gardner, 




17. 


Abraham Munson, phrenzy,aet. 43. 






phrenzy. aet. 41. 


Dec. 


3- 


Wife of John Pernell, consump- 


Dec. 


I. 


Child of Calvin Sayre, decay. 






tion, aet. 46. 




13- 


James Carven, decay, aet. 49. 




4- 


A child of Patrick Cammel, fits. 




21. 


Mary Ann, daughter of Barnabas 
Tuttle, inflammation in the 




8. 


Daniel, son of Widow Zipporah 
Moore, hives, aet. 3. 






head, aet. i. 




9- 


A child of Jube Ford, worms, aet. 2. 




29. 


Sarah, widow of Uriah Cutler, old 
age, "aet. 76. 




13- 


Samuel, son of David Fairchild, Jr. 
fever, aet. 3. 


1797. 






14. 


Wife of Benjamin Dooly.t* con- 


Jan. 


6. 


Eliab Clark, consumption, aet 21. 






sumption, aet. 36. 




28. 


Child of Abraham Conkling, fits. 




17. 


Child of Vincent Guering. 




29. 


Nancy, daughter of Capt. James 


1798. 








Rodgers, consumption, aet. 3. 


Jan. 


13- 


John, son of Isaac Miller, fits. 


Feb. 


7- 


Hannah, widow of Amos Stark, 
colic, aet. 70. 




18. 


George, son of George Mitchel,. 
hives, aet. i. 






James O. Hara, consumption, aet. 




21. 


Abraham Ludlow, killed in a well, 






36. 






aet. 43. 




18. 


Lydia, wife of Abraham Ludlow, 
child-bed, aet. 33. 


Feb. 


4- 


Rebeckah, wife of William Wood- 
ruff, sudden, aet. 47. 




27. 


Lemuel Pierson, old age, aet. 80. 




8. 


Electa, daughter of Wm. Den- 


Mar. 


16. 


Fanny Phoenix, consumption, aet. 
41. 






man, t* consumption, aet. 17. 
Abraham Ogden, Esq., apoplexy, 


Apr, 


7. 


Child of Jedidiah Osborn, fever, 






aet. 55. 






aet. 3. 


Mar. 


9- 


William Hulbert, Jr., consumption, 




9- 


Martha, daughter of Abraham 






aet. 34. 






Ludlow, fits. 




II. 


Robert Brown, apoplexy, aet. 56. 


May 


14. 


Josiah, son of Elijah Taylor, small 




28. 


John Enslee, pleurisy, aet. 57. 






pox. 


Apr. 


12 


Kezia, daughter of Moses Sayre, 


June 


19. 


Jacob Riggs, dysentery, aet. 34. 






sudden. 


July 


9- 


Child of Joseph Ludlow, fits. 




17. 


Rachel, wife of Zenas Lindsley, 




23- 


Henry, son of Capt. James Rodg- 






dropsy, aet. 31 y. 3 mo, 13 d. 






ers, thrush, aet. i. 


May 


13- 


Jacob Garrigues, fever, aet. 82. 


Aug. 


I. 


Naomi, wife of Moses Johnson, 




17. 


A child of John Hill.t 






consumption, aet. 65. 




22. 


Pompey, servant of Benj. Pierson, 




4- 


Child of John Casterline. 






convulsions, aet. 48. 


Sept. 


12. 


Jarzel, son of Jacob Turner, dys- 
entery, aet, 6. 


June 


19- 


Rachel, wife of Francis McCarty^ 
consumption, aet. 40. 




23- 


Daniel, son of Ephraim Hulbert, 
dysentery, aet. 14, 




6. 


Mary, wife of Frazy Stevens, child- 
bed, aet. 19. 




28. 


Phoebe, daughter of David Free- 




21. 


Jacob, son of Bethuel Pierson, fits. 






man, accidental, aet. 2. 




22. 


Elder Isaac Pruden,* fever, aet. 60. 


Oct. 


I. 


Rachel, servant child of Ebenezer 
Stiles, rickets. 


July 


6. 


Aaron, son of Simeon Broadwell, 
Esq., fall from a tree, aet. 10. 




5. 


Benjamin, son of David Day, dys- 




9- 


A child of Elijah Holloway. 






entery, aet. 12. 




22. 


Archibald Parrit, son of Thomas 




8. 


Hannah, daughter of Samuel Ship- 






Cobb, inflammatory fever, aet. 4.. 






man, dysentery, aet. 3. 


Aug. 


6. 


Sarah, wife of John Mitchel, fever. 




27. 


Rhoda, widow of John Sturges, 






aet. 66, 






fever, aet. 57. 




18. 


Sarah, wid. of Capt. Peter Dicker- 






Timothy Peck, old age, aet. 88. 






son, fever, aet. 69. 



214 



THE RECORD. 



Aug. 


22. 




so- 


Sept 


ls- 




17- 




22. 




25- 




29. 


Oct. 


I. 



21. 



Nov 


. 12. 




15- 




19- 




24. 




27. 


Dec. 


2. 


1799- 


Jan. 


I. 




6. 




29. 




30- 


Feb. 


20. 


Mar. 


I. 




7- 




9- 




17- 



21. 

24. 
26. 



Elias Hedges, dropsy of the brain, 
aet. 52. 

Daniel, son of Samuel Crowel.tdys- 
entery, aet. i. 

Rebeckah, widow of Heniy Prim- 
rose,* fever, aet. 80. 

Lucrelia, wife of William Bowen, 
child-bed. aet. 35. 

Elisha Ayres, Esq., consumption, 
aet, 33. 

A child of Samuel Ludlow, decay, 
aet. I. 

Gideon Arhart, yellow fever, aet. 

23- 
John Marsh, yellow fever, aet. 44. 

8 m, 15 d. 

Mary, wife of Enoch Goble, con- 
sumption, aet. 52. 

David P. Tuttle, drowned, aet. 43. 

Peter Prudden, son of Elezer By- 
ram, mortification. 

John Dennis, son of Widow Ayres, 
consumption, aet. 7 mos. 

Jonathan, son of Simeon Broadwell, 
Esq., inflammatory fever, aet 15. 

A child of John Mabee.t 

Abner Canfield, consumption, aet. 
29. 

A child of Ichabod Clark. 
George, son of Samuel Mills, Jr., 

quinsy, aet. 3. 
George Kelly, burn, aet. 60. 
Henry, son Doct. Wm. Leddle,t 

sudden, aet. 22. 
Lemuel, son of Nathan Willson,t 

scald, aet. 3. 
A child of Abraham Lyon. 
Rebeckah, wife of Silas Prudden, 

consumption, aet. 27. 
Daniel Carmichael, Jr., pleurisy, 

aet. 30. 
Elisha Rolfe, Jr., consumption, 

aet. 23. 
Sarah, wife of Maj. Clement Wood, 

consumption, aet. 40. 
Servant child of Doct. Johnes, 

epileptic fits, aet. i. 
Wife of Abraham Lyon, consump- 
tion, aet. 39. 
Jack, servant of Joseph Johnson, 

old age, aet. 75. 
William, son of Capt. Benj. Hol- 

loway, accidental, aet. 9. 



Apr. 2. Ruth, daughter of Timothy Tucker, 
hives, aet. 3. 

John WoodrufF,taccidental, aet. 24. 

Samuel Ward.t decay, aet. 75. 

Isaac Wooley, accidental, aet. 39. 

Abigail, widow of Wm. Johnes,t 
old age, aet. 87. 

Mary, daughter of Jonathan Hath- 
away, Jr t 

Sarah, widow of Shadrack How- 
ard, fever, aet. 72. 

A child of John Hill.t 

Catharine,, daughter of Benjamin 
Hulbert, Jr., nervous fever,aet. 4. 

John Jacob Faesch, Esq., dropsy, 
born in Canton of Basil, came 
to America in 1764. 
June 9. Servant child of Doct. Campfield, 
rickets. 

Elizabeth, widow of John Marsh, 



S- 
17- 

19- 
May 3. 



. II. 
16. 

29. 



10. 



old agfe, aet. 76. 



20. Mary Simpson, consumption, aet.45. 
July 6. Phebe, widow of Benj. Pierson,* 

rupture, aet. 63. 
Aug, 22. A child of Michael Pierce. t 

25. Stephen, son of Nathaniel Tingley,t 

worms, aet. 2. 
Sept. I. A child of Byram Ayres, thrush. 
8. David Hallsey, yellow fever, aet. 43. 
10. Patrick Dadey, consumption, aet. 

51- 
22. Amos Prudden,* yellow fever, aet. 

54- 
Nov. 6. Sally, daughter of Capt. James 
Rogers, thrush, aet. i. 
18. John Mitchel, old age, aet. 70. 
Dec. 27. Jacob F. Tuthill, son of Sam'l. Tut- 
hill, Esq., dysentery, aet. 29. 
28. Jack, servant of Gabriel H. Ford, 
Esq., found dead, aet. 70. 

Widow of Christopher Lindsnor, 
old age, aet. 94. 

Timothy Humphreville, sudden, 
aet. 54. 

Lydia, daughter of Dan. Trow- 
bridge, t consumption, aet. 26. 

Catharine, wife of David Fair- 
child, Sen., consumption, aet. 65. 

Jube, servant of Jonathan Ford, 
consumption, aet. 40. 
8. Child of James Stiles, fits. 

26. Belinda, servant of Doctor Camp- 
field, consumption, aet. 29. 



1800. 


Jan. 


IS 




14 




28 


Feb. 


20 


Mar. 


5- 



THE RECORD. 



215 



Mar. 28. 



April 4. 

II. 
16. 

18. 





20. 


May 


23- 




28. 


June 


5- 




18. 


July 


9. 




18. 




27. 




28. 



31- 

Aug. 7. 

15- 
28. 

Sept. 12. 

22. 

Oct. 2. 



19. 

Nov. 24. 
25. 

28. 
Dec. I. 



Cornelia Dixon, daughter of Silas 
Pierson, sudden. 

Benjamin, servant of Jonathan 
Ford, consumption, aet. 2. 

Sylvester, son of Charles Ford, 
hives. 

John O'Neil, sudden, aet. 65. 

Servant child of Silas Condict, Esq. 
• epilepsy. 

Ruth, wife of Col. Benoni Hath- 
away, decay, aet. 57. 

A child of Cuflf. a blackinan. 

Aaron Howell, t* old age, aet. 93. 

Rachel, wid. of Ephraim Goble.t* 
sudden, aet. 58. 

John Scott, old age, aet. 87. 

Wife of Joseph Holdren, dysentery, 
aet. 23. 

Jemimah, wife of Jonathan Linds- 
ley, decay, aet. 34. 

Widow Chloe Adams, consump- 
tion, aet. 42. 

Richard Montgomery Carmlchael, 
yellow fever, aet. 24. 

Jude, servant of Seth Gregory, 
deca5^ aet. 45. 

Phoebe, daughter of Silas Pierson, 
dysentery, aet. 2. 

William Wickham, son of Capt. 
Wm. Tuttle, born Jan. 4, 1789, 
dysentery, aet. 11. 

Deborah, daughter of John Brook- 
field, t dysentery. 

Theodocia, wife of Henry Hallsey, 
consumption, aet. 34. 

Mary, daughter of Jeduthan Gard- 
ner, dysentery, aet. 8. 

Nathaniel Tinglev,t* leprosy, aet. 
67. 

Ann, servant of Doct. Tuthill, con- 
sumption, aet. 45. 

Belinda, servant of General Dou- 
ghty, scrofula, aet. 26. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel 
Alwood, dysentery, aet. 22. 

John Merrick, consumption, aet.65. 

Col. Chileon Ford, cholera, aet. 
42 y. 9 mos. 23 d. 

John, son of Nathaniel Tingley.t 
sciatic, aet. 14. 

James Wilkison, rheumatism, aet. 
65. 

John Beers, drowned, aet. 41. 

Ezekiel Ludlow,* fever, aet. 44. 



1 801. 
Jan. i 

3c 
Feb. 1 



4- 
12. 



Mar. 



1 1. 
H- 

iS. 

30- 

31- 

April 19. 

26. 

30- 
May 4. 



June 



13- 



26. 

6. 
16. 



July I. 



July 12. 



Aug. 4. 



A child of Silas Guering. 

Moses Force, consumption, aet. 27. 

Sarah, wife ol Gabriel Meeker, 
consumption, aet. 60. 

Henry White, old age, aet. 98. 

A child of Matthias Crane, sudden. 

JohnWallis, son of George Mitchel, 
decay. 

Michael Conner, inflammatory fe- 
ver, aet. 49. 

Zenas Lindsley, pleurisy, aet. 36. 

Joline, daughter of Samuel Leon- 
ard, inflammatory fever. 

John, son of Augustine Trow- 
bridge, fever, aet. 2. 

Jasper Langsley, pleurisy, aet. 42. 

Reuben Woods, pleurisy, aet. 57. 

Wife of Elisha Bedell, dropsy, aet. 
54- 

Shuah, daughter of Matthew Lum, 
Sen., whooping cough. 

Archibald Ferris, born Sept. 10, 
1780, peripneumony, aet. 21. 

Eliza, daughter of Benjamin Pier- 
son, fever. 

Mary, wife of Thomas Osborn,t* 
apoplex3^ aet. 43. 

Miranda, daughter of Jacob and 
Catharine. Smith, whooping 
cough, aet. 2 y. 8 mos. 26 d. 

Caty, daughter of William A. Fab- 
ricius, worms, aet. 3. 

Matthew Rayner, consumption, 
aet. 49. 

John Ferris, son of Amos Ward, 
fits, aet. I. 

Servant child of Matthias Crane, 
consumption, aet. i. 

A child of Bryant Swain. 

Col. William D'Hart, consumption, 
aet. 54, born Dec. 7, 1746. 

Servant boy of Doctor Abraham 
Canfield, consumption, aet. 14. 

Aaron Kitchel, son of Joseph 
Lindsley, Jun., drowned, aet. 4. 

A child of John Edwards. 

Servant child of Silas Condict, Jun., 
rickets, aet. i. 

Lewis, son of Samuel Mills, 
Jun., a hurt and fever, aet. i. 

Rhoda, daughter of Moses Sayre, 
whooping cough, aet. 7. 



2l6 



THE RECORD. 



Sept. i6. Silas Condict, Esq.,* born March 7, 
1738, cholera, aet. 64. 
22. Charity, widow of Capt. Daniel 

Gard, consumption, aet. 52. 
26. John T. Howell, consumption, aet, 
46. 
Oct. I. Abraham Brasher, son of Col. Ar- 
nold, yellow fever, aet. 18. 
9. Albert, son of Rev. Samuel Whelp- 
ley, dysentery, aet. 2 y. 9 mos. 
12. Edward, son of Rev. Samuel 
Whelpley, dysentery, aet. 8 mo. 
3d. 
James, son of Rev. James Rich- 
ards, born Sept. 6, 1801, whoop- 
ing cough. 
19. Catharine, widow of Jabez Beers,* 

consumption, aet. IT. 

21. Sucky Ann, daughter of Elezer 

Byram, whooping cough, aet. 2. 

25. Abigail Troup, consumption, aet. 

44. 

Nov. 6. David Pierson, Sen., colic, aet. 47. 

9. Martha, wife of Joseph Still, con- 

sumption, aet. 34. 

11. Gilbert Ludlow, fever, aet. 74. 

12. Phinehas Fairchild,* gravel, aet. 71. 
25. A child of Joseph Post. 

30. Jacob, son of Henry Vail, putrid 

fever, aet. 21, 3 months and 16 

days. 

Dec. 2. David, son of Joseph Parker. 

phrenzy, aet. 21. 

3. A child of Elijah Holloway.whoop- 

ing cough, aet. 2. 
2. Phoebe, wife ot Jonathan Winings 

Harris,* consumption, aet. 38. 
12. Enoch Conger, decay, aet. 59. 
23. Elder Philip Condict,* old age, 
aet. 92, 8 mos. 
1802. 

Jan. 10. Timothy, son of Ebenezer John- 
son, whooping cough, 
29. Zophar Hathaway, phrenzy, aet.45. 
31, Samuel Robarts,* sudden, aet, 86. 
Feb. I. Aaron Goble,t decay, aet. 51. 

2. Timothy Pruden,*apoplexy, aet. 32. 
5. A child of Joseph Dickerson. 
4. Sarah, wifeof Jonathan Stiles.Esq.* 
consumption, aet. 70. 

10. A child of Timothy Pierson, 
20. John Vail.t meazles, aet. 47. 

Mar. 3. Mary Shute, meazles, aet. 35. 



xMar. 8. 



9- 
19. 

25. 

April 2. 

10. 

May 5. 



12. 

17. 

24. 

June I. 

July 25. 
Aug. 5. 



Sept. 9. 



12. 



Oct. 4. 



10 

24, 

Dec. 7. 



17 



18 



A child of Bethuel Howard, mea- 
zles, aet. 9. 
Eunice, widow of John Scott,* for- 
merly wife of Stephen Moore, 
lever, aet. 60. 
Samuel Cooper, meazles, aet. 22. 
Cato, servant of Benjamin Pier- 
son, meazles, aet. 8. 
Sarah, daughter of Capt. Solomon 
Munson, consumption, aet. 48. 
Barnabas Evans,* fever, aet. 72. 
Joseph Tuttle, palsy, aet. 49. 
Sarah, daughter of Davis Vail, 
hives, aet. 6 months and 7 days; 
removed from Baptist yard. 
Phoebe, wife of Kitchel Bridge, 

consumption, aet. 22. 
Elizabeth, widow of Creed Ludlow, 

fever, aet. 47. 
Jedocia, daughter of David 
Brown, t* consumption, aet. 24. 
Susanna, widow of George Kelly, 

found dead, aet. 60. 
Ezra, son of Isaac Hinds, meazles. 
Elizabeth, wife of John Hill.t child- 
bed, aet, 35. 
Charles, son of Samuel Ayres, 

dysentery. 
William Bayles, dysentery, aet. 59. 
Zophar, son of George Mills, 

dropsy in the head, aet. 13. 
Joseph, son of Nathan Minton,t 

scarlet fever, aet. 10. 
Isaac, son of Nathan Minton,t dys- 
entery, aet. 4. 
Lydia, wife of Jonathan Hathaway,* 

dropsy, aet. 66. 
Dick, servant of Jonathan Ford, 

dropsy, aet, 60. 
Mary, daughter ot Jacob Canfield, 

sore throat, aet. i. 
A child of Jonathan Smith, hives, 

aet. 2. 
A child of Jacob Goble,t quinsy. 
Cyrus, son of Jeduthun Condict, 

decay. 
John Edwards, rupture, aet. 45. 
Jane Ann, daughter of George 

Pierson, fits. 
Phillis, servant of Jonas Phillips, 

old age, aet. 75. 
Harriot, widow of Col. Chileon 
Ford, nervous fever, aet, 31. 
, Philip Post, consumption, aet. 57. 



BILL OF MORTALITY. 



2I7' 



1802. 
Dec. 24. 

1803. 
Jan. 2. 



Elias. s. of Daniel 
phrenz}^ aet. 6. 



Lindley, 



21. 
21. 
22. 
23- 
23. 

24, 
28. 

28. 
31. 



Feb. I. 
8. 

14. 
17. 



Mar. 


4- 




17. 




20. 




25. 




30- 




SI- 




SI- 


April 


8. 



22. 



23- 

May 6. 



Aaron Pierson, aet. 57 yrs., 3 mos., 
18 daj's. 

Antoinette Regnaudot, \v. T. L. 
Mesle, child-bed fever, aet. 26. 

Julia, d. Daniel Tunis, sudden. 

Charles, s. Stephen Hayden, decay. 

Gideon Howellt, asthma, aet. 75. 

Aaron Pierson, colic, aet. 56. 

Jane, d. Silas White Howell, drop- 
sy in the head, aet. 5. 

Moses Johnson, phrenzy, aet. 72. 

Timothy, s. Eliakim Smith, scro- 
fula, aet. I. 

Sarah, serv. Joseph Lewis, Esq., 
child-bed, aet. 26. 

Sani'l Cooke 2d, s. Capt. David 
Ford, scarlet fever, aet. 2 y., 
6 m., 5 d. 

Sally, d. Daniel Guering,t whoop- 
ing cough, aet. i. 

Capt. Solomon Munson, palsy, 
aet. 78. 

Joshua Lambert,* old age, aet. 73. 

Stephen, s. Deacon John Ballf, 
scarlet fever, aet. i. 

Phoebe, w. Hiram Lindsley, con- 
sumption, aet. 22 y. 6 m. 
. Sarah Amelia, d. Major Daniel 
and Anna Phoenix, scarlet 
fever, aet. 2 y., 6 m., 10 d. 

Capt. Timothy Mills,* fever,aet. 85. 

Child of David Johnson. 

Wm. Gay, s. Gabriel H. Ford, Esq., 
scarlet fever, aet. 4. 

Phoebe, d. Jeduthun Day, con- 
sumption, aet. 22. 

Sarah, wid. Benjamin Halsey.Esq., 
formerly w. Capt. John Lind- 
sley, fever, aet. 67. 

Nathan Howell,* fever, aet. 74. 

Child of Benj. Pierson. 

Parnel, d. Abraham Beach, peri- 
pneumony, aet. 15. 

Margaret, serv. Maj. Mahlon Ford, 
sudden, aet. 8. 

Jerusha, w. Jonathan Wood,* 
fever, aet. 75. 

Child of David P. Tuttle, aet. 6. 

[Supplement to The Record for July, li 



May 9. Elizabeth, w. Col. Jacob Arnold,* 
consumption, aet. 50. 

19. Harriot, d. David Pierson, Jun., 

scarlet fever, aet. 3. 
26. Nath^aniel Armstrong, Jun., con- 
sumption, aet. 34 y., 3 m., 20 d, 
June 4. Henry Allen, decay, aet. 71. 

30. Jane, wid. Daniel Wick, old age, 
aet. 85. 
July 2. Servant child of Matthias Meeker 

aet. I. 
Aug. 3. Levisa, d. Whitehead Guering, 
putrid fever, aet. 7. 
12. Matilda Dove, convulsions, aet. 

15- 

20. Delia, d. Capt. James Rodgers, 

diarrhea. 

24. Lydia, d. Stout Benjamin, swel- 
ling of the spleen, aet. i. 

24. Mary, wid. William Hulbert, drop- 
sy, aet. 78. 

30. Bathsheba, w. Daniel Carmichael,'" 

deca3% aet. 62. 

31. Jeremiah Kirk, fever, aet. 16. 
Sept. 23. John Lawson, suicide, aet. 50. 

28. Abraham, s. Bethuel Pierson, scar- 
let fever, aet. 14. 
28. Catharine, d. Tho. L. Ogden, Esq.. 
quinsy, aet. 2. 
Oct. 23. Sarah, wid. Gideon Howell, +* 
palsy, aet. 71. 
27. Rachel, d. Henry Minton,t fever. 
30. Hannah, w. John Losey, infiam- 
mator}' fever, aet. 70. 
Nov. 13. Joanna, d. Isaac Miller, Jan., fits, 
Benjamin Hulbert,! consumption, 
aet. 70. 
20. Henry, s. David Fairchild, Jun., 
fever. 
Dec. I. Child of Jonathan Winings, con- 
vulsions. 
7. Philip Losey, pleurisy, aet. 53. 
I9> Rachel, w. Wm. Martin, child-bed, 
removed from Baptist yard, 
aet. 37. 
20. Charlotte Johnes, aet. 81 y., 7 m., 

17 d. 
25. Eliza, w. Doctor Wm. Hampton,!* 

consumption, aet. 22. 
27. William S., s. Wm. Johnes, decay. 
1804. 
Jan. 2. Jonathan Wood, decay,* aet. 75. 

18. Dorothy, w, Jonathan Stiles, Esq.. 
a hurt and fever, aet. 68. 

83. — To be bound with Vols; I and II.] 



2l8 



PASTORATE OF JAMES RICHARDS, D. D. 



May 



1004. 
Feb. 20. 

Mar. 5. 

7- 

25- 

28. 

April 18. 

19. 

3- 

9- 

I3- 

J3- 
24. 

5- 
10. 
12. 

6. 

9- 



J.une 



July 



Auar. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



4- 

8. 
10. 

24. 

24. 

16. 

25- 



Kezia, d. James Miller, consump- 
tion, aet. 34. 

Massey, w. Wm. Bowen, polypus, 
aet. 48. 

A child of Jedediah Gregory. 

Joseph Winget,*t old age, aet. 83. 

Lewis, s. Edward Condict, convul- 
sions, aet. I. 

A child of Stephen Pierson, still 
born. 

John, s. Abraham Shipman, pleu- 
risy, aet, 30. 

Child of James Stiles, fits. 

Stephen Beach,*! decay, aet. 81. 

Lydia, d. Timothy Tucker, con- 
sumption, aet. 3. 

Anne Vashti, d. Bethuel Pierson, 
pleurisy, aet. 5. 

Charles Morris, s. Moses Prudden, 

decay, aet. 5, 

Jacob, s. Elias Parshals,t hives, 
aet. 2. 

Widow of Robert M'Calvey, old 

age, aet. 80. 
Keziah, w. Joseph Gard,tconsump- 

tion, aet. 48. 
Nathaniel Sturges, s. John T. 

Bentley, fever, aet. i. 
Margaret, w. Sylvanus Johnson, 

consumption, aet. 38. 
Mary, d. Jacob Ball, consumption, 

aet. 14. 
John Day, Esq., consumption, aet. 

43- 
Elijah Brown, sciatica, aet. 78. 
Sarah, wid. Isaac Whitehead, old 

age. aet. 104. 
Jonathan Benjamin, decay, aet. 58. 
David Seely, s. David Wood, pu- 
trid fever. 
Phoebe, wid. Nathanael Tingley,t* 

intermittent fever, aet. 66. 
Daniel Carmichael*, consumption, 

aet. 64. 
Charlotte, d. Wm. Martin, scald, 

removed from Baptist yard, 

aet. 4. 
Phoebe, wid. Col. Ebenezer H. 

Pierson, consumption, aet. 35. 
Col. Reuben Ferris,!* a fall from a 

young horse, aet. 72. 
Joseph Fairchild,! fever, aet. 80. 
Jacob Minton, Esq.,!* consump- 
tion, aet. 79. 



Nov. 


22. 




22. 




23- 


Dec. 


I. 




6. 




26. 




26. 


1805. 


Jan. 


9- 




24. 



25- 





28. 


Feb. 


9- 


March 4. 




29. 


April 


8. 




9- 




14. 




19. 




27. 


May 


II 




24. 


June 


8. 



17. 

24. 

July 7. 



Jacob Reed, fever, aet. 54. 

Jabez Condict,* dropsy of the 

brain, aet. 65 y., 9 m., 12 d. 
Jemima, wid. Israel Penier, decay, 

aet. 46. 
Susanna, d. of George Emmel, 

consumption, aet. 21. 
Eliakim Smith, consumption, aet. 

30- 
Caesar, a free blackman, old age, 

aet. 85. 
Sarah, d. James Losey, cancer, 

aet. 50. 

Thomas Lee,* decay, aet. 76. 

Monsieur Delisle Dupres, sudden, 
aet. 38. 

Charity, wid. Daniel Owen,!* con- 
sumption, aet. 76. 

James, s. John Brookfield,! inflam- 
matory fever, aet i. 

An illegitimate child, decay. 

James, s. Thomas Cobb, inflamma- 
tory fever. 

William Woodruff, sudden, aet. 56. 

Caesar, serv. Doct. Samuel Tut- 
hill, old age, aet. 70. 

Child of David Cooper, still born. 

Child of Ezekiel Day, sudden. 

John Morris, sore leg, aet. 52. 

Doctor Ebenezer Blachly,! dropsy, 
aet. 69. 

Mehitabel Cobb, d. John Smith, 
scarlet fever, aet. 4 y., 6 m., 3d. 

Zeruiah, w. Peter Fairchild,! in- 
flammatory fever, aet. 39. 

Jacob, s. Stephen Ogden, con- 
sumption, aet. 19. 

John Drewer, epilepsy, aet. 50. 

Caleb Russell, Esq., born 4th June, 
1749, palsy, aet. 56. 

Ruth, w. James Cory, dropsy, aet. 
60. 

Samuel Mills,* fever, aet. 85. 

Phillis, serv. Gabriel H. Ford, Esq., 
dropsy, aet. 80. 

Sarah, serv. Maj. Daniel Phoenix, 
colic, aet. 26. 

Child of William Dickerson, still 
born. 
, Abigail, w. John Prudden,* con- 
sumption, aet. 54. 
Rhoda, d. Jacob Garrigues, dropsy, 
aet. 9. 



BILL OF MORTALITY. 



219 



1805. 
July 26. Silas Howard, consumption, aet. 

41. 
Aug. 3. James, s. Rev. James C. Richards, 
born 3d March, 1805. dysentery. 
13. John Carvin, fever, aet. 15. 
16. Theodorus Tuthill, consumption, 

aet. 44. 
21. Child of Cuff, a blackman, decay. 
24. Child of James Cooper, still born. 

28. Servant child of Capt. Israel 

Canfield. 

29. Israel, s. Jacob Turner, thrush. 
29. Davis Youngs, s. Stephen Vail, 

hives, removed from Baptist 
yard, aet. i y., 6 m., 24 d. 
Sept. 2. Henry Wick, s. Capt. Wm. Tuttle, 
born 29th Oct., 1804, diarrhoea. 
3. Rebeckah,w.Onesimus Whitehead,* 
dysentery, aet. 59. 

15. Abraham, s. Abraham Clark, t con- 

vulsions, aet. 2. 

16. Jane, wid. Elijah Pierson, decay, 

aet. 72. 
21. Alexander Hamilton, s. Nathaniel 

Bull, decay, aet. i. 
27. Daniel B. Fletcher, yellow fever, 

aet. 29. 
Oct. 2. Silas S., s. Doct. Lewis & Martha 

Condict, born June 25, 1803, 

Whooping cough, aet .2. 

3. Child of David Conger, fits. 

5. William Robarts, fever, aet. 85. 
9. Caesar Dumaine Gachet, sudden, 

aet. 25. 
9. Charles, s. Stout Benjamin, decay. 

27. Nancy, w. Capt. Ezra Brown, dys- 

entery, aet. 47. 

28. Louise Dovillard Vanschalkwic, 

w. Vincent Boisaubin Beau- 
plan, child-bed, aet. 33. 
Nov. I. Pamelia, d. of Gideon R. Drake, 
aet. I. 

4. Sarah, wid. of Jarzel Turner,* 

pleurisy, aet. 75. 
28. Nancy, d. of Thomas Watson, 

hives, aet. 5. 
Dec. 10. Charity, w. of Stephen Ogden, 

consumption, aet. 46. 
12. Mary, d. of John Brookfield.t 

thrush. 
-15. Thomas Johnson, colic, aet. 53. 
19. Deborah, wid. of William Hulbert, 

Jun., consumption, aet. 41. 
21. Stephen Munson, pleurisy in the 

Jhead, aet. 2j. 



16. 
25- 

30- 

31- 
Feb. 15. 

Mar. 2. 



Dec. 23. Servant child of General John 

Doughty. 
24. Lois, w. of Levi Emes, rose cancer, 

aet. 37. 
27. Susanna, serv. of John Doughty, 

Esq., child-bed, aet. 24. 
30. Samuel Morrison,* sudden, aet. 52. 

1806. 
Jan. 9. Alfred, s. of Capt. James Rodgers, 
teething. 

14. Child of Cuff, a black man, decay, 

aet. I. 

15. Elizabeth Jones, consumption, 

aet. 19. 

16. Mary, wid. of Jacob Minton, Esq.t* 

fever, aet. tj. 
Elijah Sneden, decay, aet. 52. 
Sarah, w. of Jabez Campfield, Esq., 

dropsy of the breast, aet. 65. 
George, s. of George Schroeppel, 

drowned, aet. 11. 
An illegitimate child, found dead. 
Joseph Ludlow, consumption, 

aet. 53. 
Rachel, wid. of Enoch Goble,t 

debility, aet. 39. 
3. Child of William Thomas, sudden, 

aet. 3. 
6. Eliza, d. of David Freeman, inflam- 
mation in the head, aet. 4. 

10. John Hinds, t* diabetis, aet. 74. 

17. Samuel, s. of Nathanael Tingley.t 

pleurisy, aet. 17. 

18. Caesar, serv. of Jonas Phillips, old 

age, aet. 75. 

19. David Byram, s. of Sam'l. and 

Sarah Holliday, fever, aet. 7 m. 
17 d. 

27. Eunice Darling, dropsy of the 

brain, aet. 18. 
April 2. Widow of William Roberts, old 
age, aet. 90. 

3. Servant child of wid. Mary Pier- 

son, teething. 

4. Jabez Ogden, consumption, aet. 13. 
4. Lafford, serv. of George Tucker, 

Esq., pleurisy, aet. 21. 

11. Pompey, serv. of Col. Ebenezer H. 

Pierson, dropsy, aet. 75. 
14. Phebe Cook, aet. 19 y. 6 d. 

28. Child of David Pierson, Sen., fits. 
30. Joshua Munson, s. of Benj. Beach, 

Esq., pleurisy, aet. 20. 



220 



PASTORATE OF JAMES RICHARDS, D. D. 



1806. 
May 10. 



June 2. 
IS- 



IS- 



27. 



July 2. 



12. 

17- 
27. 

Aug. 3. 



IS. 

Sept. 20. 
24. 
29. 

29. 

Oct. 6. 
8. 

17. 
26. 



Phebe Bethiah, d. of Loammi 
Moore, quinsy. 

William Boyd,t old age, aet. 80. 

Child of James Stiles, fits. 

William Wheeler, nervous fever, 
aet. 35. 

Phebe, w, of Doct. Wm. Leddle.t* 
polypus, aet. 61. 

Jacob Ford, s. of Joseph and An- 
nie Lewis, Esq., consumption, 
aet. 29. 

Rebeckah, vv. of Abraham Hyer, 
consumption, aet. 30. 

Silas, s. of Daniel Guering, quinsy. 

Abigail, wid. of Joseph Fairchild,t* 
old age, aet. T], 

Violet, serv. of wid. Condict, sud- 
den, aet. 62. 

George, s. of James Patten, acci- 
dent, aet. I. 

Rachel, d. of Jacob Garrigues, 
dropsy, aet. 13. 

Anne Enslee,* consumption, aet. 
37- 

Rebeckah, d. of Wm. Hulbert, 
dropsy, aet. 12. 

Reuben Tharp.f* consumption, 
aet. 60. 

Thomas, serv. of Timothy Fair- 
child, dropsy of the breast, aet. 
61. 

Mary, d. of Jonathan Winings, 
dysentery, aet. i. 

Rhoda, w. of Capt. Job Brook- 
field,!* dyspepsy, aet. 50. 

Richard Horton, consumption, 
aet. 22. 

Isaac Tomkins.t apoplexy, aet. 53. 

Child of Elias Howell, sprew. 

Sarah, w. of Timothy Johnson, 
consumption, aet. 23. 

Mary,w. of Samuel Oliver,* dropsy, 
aet. 69. 

Jonathan Stiles, Esq., old age, aet.85. 

Christiana Hoffman, wid. of Samuel 
Morrison, consumption, aet. 53. 

A child of Jonathan Hathaway, 
Jun.,t whooping cough. 

Phoebe, d. of widow Ferris, born 
Sept. 27, 1801, inflammation in 
the head, aet. 5. 

George O'Hara, consumption, aet. 
53- 



Nov. 2. James Thompson, apoplexy, aet.6oH 
12. Nicholas Comissau, old age, aet. 90. 

20. Servant child of Daniel Pierson. 
Dec. 2. Edward William, s. of Timothy J. 

Lewis, convulsions. 

4. Lydia, w. of William Tarney, con- 
sumption, aet. 52. 

4. Child of Nathan Arnold. 
10. Child of John P. Clark, fits. 

23. Keziah, wid. of John Morris, fever,. 

aet. 52. 

24. Joshua Gordon, sudden, aet. 40, 

24. Joseph Prudden, Jun., sudden, aet^ 

37- 

25. Servant child of widow Dewint,. 

whooping cough, aet. 2. 
1807. 
Jan. 2. Sally, w. of Drake Ludlow.pleurisy., 
aet. 23. 
3. Joanna, d. of Deacon Joseph and 
Esther Prudden, consumption, 
aet. 25. 

10. Colonel Silas Dickerson, born Oct.. 

3, 1771, killed by a nailing ma- 
chine at Stanhope, N. J., aet. 35.. 

11. David Hathaway, inflammatory 

fever, aet. 31. 
Jan. 13. Child of Stephen Hayden, decay. 

14. Child of Lewis Hughs, convul- 

sions. 

15. Eliza, d. of Timothy Allen, dropsy, 

of the brain, aet. 2. 

30. Isaac, s. of widow Mary Ayers, 

killed by the fall of a log, aet.. 
16. 

31. Isaac Miller, killed by a waggon,, 

aet. 50. 
Feb. 2. Child of Peter Fairchild. 

16. Elizabeth, wid. of Davids Hath.- 

away, insanity, aet, 27. 

17. Servant child of Joseph Lewi•s^ 

Esq., dropsy, aet. 2. 

21. Jonathan Bigelow, inflammation. 

in the head, aet. 52. 
Mar. 27. Keziah Gard, consumption, aet. 45* 
April 2. Child of Widow Gordon. 

3. Mary, wid. of Elias Hedges, con- 
sumption, aet. 54. 
16. Phebe Cook, consumption, aet. 19^ 

18. Mary Harden, fever, aet. 31. 

18. Sylvanus Johnson, consumption, 
aet. 61. 
May 3,1. Jane, wid. of WUliam Brown, old 
age„ aet. 84.. 



BILL OF MORTALITY. 



1807. 
June 7. 



21. 
22. 

28. 
29. 

July 3. 





9- 




20. 




24. 


Aug. 


2. 


Aug. 


9- 




9- 




12. 




23- 


Sept. 


I. 




15- 




17. 




19. 




19. 


Oct. 


8. 




10. 




II. 




12. 



14, 



26. 
29. 

3°- 



Nov. 



Priscilla Price,! consumption, aet. 
20. 

Child of Thomas Mann, convul- 
sions. 

Child of Captain David Congar. 

John Johnson, consumption, aet. 

39- 

Child of Abraham Hedges. 

Phebe, w. of Stephen Hayden, in- 
sanity, aet, 26. 

Servant child of widow Condict, 
convulsions, aet. 2. 

Child of Mary Hardin, tits. 

Catharine, d. of widow Johnes, 
consumption, aet. 23. 

Nanny, serv. of Capt. I. Canfield, 
dropsy, aet. 66. 

Servant child of Sylvester D. Rus- 
sell, Esq., decay, aet. 6. 

Rhoda, w, of William Stilwell, 
pleurisy, aet. 51. 

Nathan Reeve, decay, aet. 62. 

Mary Clifton, consumption, aet. 23. 

Leah, w. of Timothy Druer, influ- 
enza, aet. 48. 

David Fairchild,* consumption, 
aet. 73. 

Julianna, d. of Joseph Halsey.Esq., 
consumption, aet. 19. 

Anna, w. of George Tucker & d. of 
Sam'l Arnold, consumption, aet. 
44y. 7m. I7d. 

Child of Abraham Johnson, scald, 
aet. I. 

Sophia, w. of Timothy J. Lewis, 
fever, aet. 21. 

William Templeton, Jun., killed by 
the fall of a bridge, aet. 28. 

Child of John Brookfield. 

John Frost, fever, aet. 32. 

Child of William Dickerson, con- 
vulsions. 

Chloe, servant of widow Condict, 
bleeding at the lungs, aet. 28. 

George Tucker,* consumption, aet. 
45y. 8m. 9d. 

Flora, servant of Jonathan Ford, 
aet. 37. 

William Denniston, sudden, aet. 71. 

Rebekah, w. of Elias P. Howell, 
consumption, aet. 40. 
. Child of John Craft, hives, aet. 1. 

[Supplement to The Record for August 



Dec. 12. John McCarter, Esq., jaundice, aet. 
54y. 5m. 4d. 

23. Child of Jack Condict, consump- 

tion, aet. 6. 
1808. 
Jan. 20. Child of William Atwood. 

21. Stephen Ogden, consumption, aet. 

58. 
25. Alexander Carmichael, Esq., drop- 
sy of the breast, aet. 74. 
Feb. 17. Charles Ogden, consumption, aet. 

30- 

19. Jemima, d. of Peter Prudden, con- 
sumption, aet. 19. 
Mar. 4. Widow Phebe Leonard, decay, aet. 
60. 

II. Child ot Joseph \Vares, convul- 
sions. 

II. Cato, serv. of William Johnes, aet. 

51- 
18. Child of Abraham Hyer. 

24. Frank, serv. of Capt. Benj. Hollo- 

way, pleurisy, aet. 24. 

25. Servant child of Daniel Pierson. 
29. Elizabeth, wid. of Lemuel Pierson,* 

consumption, aet. 81. 
31. Gabriel Meeker, decay, aet. 61. 
April 3. Aaron Deacon, consumption, aet. 
54. 
4. Joshua Guerin,old age, aet. 7oy. 7ni. 

8, Mary, w. of Moses Sturges. con- 

sumption, aet. 41. 

17. Child of James Monroe, fever, 

aet. I. 
24. Child of William Marsh. 
May 2. Jack Condict, dropsy, aet. 38. 

4. Phebe, wid. of Capt. Timothy 

Mills,* old age, aet. 86. 

9. Thankful, wid. of Ralph Tucker, 

aet, 75y. 5m. 3d. 
10, John, s. of Edward Condict, Esq., 
fall from a horse, aet. 10. 
June I. Hannah, wid. ot Junia Lindsley, 
old age, aet. 80, 

5. Matthew Lum, s. of Silas Car- 

michael, hives, aet. i. 
8. William B. Delaplaine, gout, aet. 

so- 
lo. Davis Youngs, second s. of Ste- 
phen Vail, hives, removed from 
Baptist yard, aet. 2y. 8m. lod. 

18. Child of Robert N. Codner. 

23. Sally Crane, w. of Dennis Dalryni- 
ple, fever, aet. 22. . 

, 1883.— lo be bound with Vols. I and II.] 



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July 


18. 


Aug. 


4- 




25- 


Sept 


19- 




25. 


Oct. 


13- 




u. 


Nov. 


10. 




23- 




29. 


Dec. 


7- 




7- 




29. 


1809. 


Jan. 


3- 




3- 




4- 




12. 




21. 




24. 




28. 




30- 


Feb. 


7. 




9- 




II. 




28. 




28. 


Mar. 


I. 




7- 




20. 




24. 




25- 




29. 



Rachel, wid. of Daniel Howard, 

sudden, aet. 8r. 
Child of John Till, aet. 2. 
Alexander, s. of John Campfield, 

convulsions, aet. 5. 
Simeon, s. of Silas Broadwell, 

fever, aet. 3. 
Child of Thomas Watson. 
Child of William Dickerson. 
Mary, w. of John H. Wonderly, 

childbed, aet. 33. 
Robert Morris, s. of S. D. Russell, 

Esq. 
Thomas Robbins, decay, aet. 52. 
Servant child of widow Dewint, 

aet. I. 
Jacob Ball,* accidental, aet. 60. 
Amy, w. of Abraham Hudson, Jun., 

consumption, aet. 29. 
Child of Peter Bockoven. 
Servant girl of Charles T. Da}^ 

sudden, aet. 8. 

Servant woman of Major Isaac 
Canfield, aet. 24. 

Child of Henry Lindsley, fever, 
aet. I. 

Child of Abraham Hedges. 

Grandchild of Joshua Wilson. 

Child of Silas Condict, infantile 
weakness. 

Servant child of Doct. Wm. Camp- 
field, hives. 

Charles Russell, s. of Nathaniel 
Bull, fever, aet. i. 

Leah, wid, of Armstrong Johnes,* 
consumption, aet. 62. 

Aphia, wid. of Abraham Pierson, 
fever, aet. 68. 

Sophia, d. of Maj. David & Abigail 
Mills, consumption, aet. ly. 5m. 

Grandchild of Cato Hallsey. 

Elizabeth, wid. of Timothy Hum- 
phreville, apoplexy, aet. 55. 

Joseph Marsh, apoplexy, aet. 53. 

Amzi, s, of Silas Day, fever, aet. 3. 

Child of Enoch Miller. 

Sophia, w. of Jacob Tingler, con- 
sumption, aet. 44. 

David M'Carl, decay, aet. 50. 

Child of John Crane, sudden. 

Elizabeth, wid. of Benjamin Hal- 
beri*\Ad age, aet. 80. 



April 4. Child of Jabez Mills. 

4. Joseph Woodman,* old age, aet. 

100. 
II. Hannah, w. of Stephen Lindsley,* 

consumption, aet. 44. 
15. Nancy, w. of Jacob Losey, child- 
bed, aet. 37. 



TRUSTEES' BOOK. 

[Continued from page 192, vol. II., Dec, 
1881. As heretofore * * * will indicate where 
portions of the original are not transcribed ; 
and a [ ] will inclose all words or marks not 
found in the original. The spelling and the 
use of capitals will also conform strictly to 
the original minutes. And it may be well to 
remember that those who inscribed these 
minutes lived before the daj'S of our bond- 
age to an arbitrary system of spelling ; 
a system which is often as absurd as it is 
etymologically false, a great barrier in 
the education of every child and a disgrace 
to the English language. In punctuation 
some libert}'^ will be taken, since the origi- 
nal pointing is mainl}^ limited to the period 
and the dash ; a paucity which would need- 
lessly obscure the meaning for a reader 
whose eyes are accustomed only to a modern 
page.] 

Parlsh Meeting, March 5, 1796. Pro- 
posed and agreed that the former persons 
who were appointed as choristers be a com- 
mittee to elect the leading singers to fill 
the reserved seats for the singers. The 
chief of the seats were this da)'' struck off. 
Agreed that the trustees may rent any of 
the seats on which no bid is or shall be 
made by the first day of April next, on con- 
dition that the same be occupied only for 
the purpose of decent public worship, and 
that the rent be not less than the propor- 
tion of the sallery attached to such seat at 
the time and the Interest of the money at 
which the seat was apprised, unless the per- 
son hiring the same hath previously con- 
tributed and paid towards the expense of 
building the house, and in that case the in- 
terest of the same so paid shall be abated 
from the Interest of the apprisal ; and that 
the Trustees reserve the right of selling at 
the expiration ol any year when opportunity 
may offer for that purpose ; and enter in the 
sd. book the number of the seat, to whoni 



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entered, at what rate, and the sallery arisin^^ 
thereon ; and that the year of renting and 
sallery generally to begin on September the 
I2th, * * * Agreed that the seats 
No. I, 2, 3, 6, 7, 28, 29, &c., to 53 inclusive be 
reserved on sacramental days tor the com- 
municants. 

Parish Meeting, March 23, 1796. Agreed 
that after the ist of April the Trustees 
may dispose of any of the seats which are 
not at that time sold at the apprisal. 

Voted that Amos Pruden be appointed 
to carry around the subscription for the 
Minister's sallery, and to collect the same 
and pay it to the Treasurer. 

Voted that John Mills and Jonathan 
Ogden be appointed to collect and receive 
the moneys due on Mr. Collin's sallery. 

Voted that the undertakers continue to 
superintend the finishing of the meeting 
house, and that they may do it by contract 
if necessary. 

Voted that Mr. Grain be appointed an 
agent for the purpose of Superintending the 
fences of the parrish ground and burying 
Ground, and keep them in repair, and keep 
an account of the Said superintendance to 
be Settled with him by the Trustees. 

Voted that Nathan Howell, Ephraim 
Lindsley and Usual Condict be appointed 
to collect in the galleries in the parts where 
they sit. 

Parish Meeting, 8 Ap'l, 1796. Deacon 
Ailing, moderator; William Campfield, clerk. 

Voted that so much of a former vote be 
resinded as respects the power given the 
Trustees to rent out the seats unsold at the 
sallery apprised on them and the Interest 
of the apprisal ; and that the Trustees 
have the power of renting out the Seats 
unsold to the best advantage and not under 
the sum of the Sallery apprised on them, 
with a reserve that they may be sold at any 
time when a purchaser applies ; and if any 
person applies to rent a Seat, who has trans- 
ferd his property in the books of the par- 
rish, he shall pay the Interest of that trans- 
fer : that Israel Canfield, Joseph Halsey and 
William Campfield be managers to dispose 
of the overplus on the Seats sold, to finish- 
ing of the House; the pulpit first to be 
finished : — that the former vote respecting 
the old meeting house be resinded, and 



that the Trustees dispose of the same to the 
best advantage. 

Voted that after one month from this 
time, the ballance due on the sale of the 
Seats be held good for the present under- 
takers, after paying the former undertakers 
the ballance due them. 

Voted that the whole of the year sallery 
be paid Mr. Richards of the year when he 
was absent some time. 

Trustee Meeting, 25 June, 1796. At 
Mr. Mill's house. Present all the Trustees. 

Voted that the report of the Committee 
appointed to Settle with Mr. Collins, stating 
the sum of one hundred and twenty-four 
pounds due to him on the first day of Sep- 
tember, Seventeen hundred and ninety-three, 
with the interest thereon, be accepted. 

Ordered that the Trustees pay the above 
sum to the discharge of Phineas Fairchild's 
bond ag't Mr. Collins. 

Parish Meeting, 4 July, 1796. Rich- 
ard Johnson, Moderator ; Jonat'n Ogden, 
elk.— 

Voted the second sale of seats of delin- 
quents be postponed to the 15 day of Aug t. 
next. 

Voted the reserv'd seat near the pulpit 
be apprised and sold by the Trustees, 

Voted that the parrish Treasurer affix 
one person at each of the meeting house 
doors, and pay them not to exceed 6d each 
Sabath during three months, for the pur- 
pose of keeping dogs out of the Meeting 
house. 

Voted that the proprietors of the pews 
No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 be allowed to raise the 
flowers equal with No. i, at their own ex- 
pence. 

Voted that Mr. Philops be requested to 
put in windows in the corner pews No. 4 
and 5, agreeable to a vote of a former Parish 
meeting. 

Parrish Meeting, 29 Aug't, 1796. Al- 
exander Carmichael, Moderator; William 
Campfield, Clerk. 

Voted that the sale of the Seats of delin- 
quent purchasers be postponed to Septem- 
ber 12 next, and that the seat of every per- 
son, or part thereof, that is not settled on 
that day be exposed to public sale on that 



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PASTORATE OF JAMES RICHARDS, D. D. 



day at 3 o'clock afternoon, agreeable to the 
articles of Sale. 

Meeting of the Trustees, at Mr. 
Mills house, 20 Sept., 1796. Present all the 
Trustees. Mr. Condict, from the Committee 
appointed for that purpose — Reported that 
George Emmil and Silas Brookfield are wil- 
ling to purchase the lotts inclosed in front 
of their respective lands the same width as 
Alex'r Carmichael dore yard — that Mr. 
Jones is not willing to Submit the setling 
the line of his land and parsonage to Arbi- 
tration, but will releas to the Trustees what 
is south of the road and west of the shop, 
provided they will releas to him the lands 
on the north side ot the road. 

Voted that Mr. Emmil & Brookfield have 
the lands afforesaid atone hundred and forty 
pounds pr. Acre ; and that Mr. Condict and 
Mr. Mills" be appointed to agree with 
Messers. Emmil and Brookfield, survey sd. 
Lands, and prepare deeds, &c. 

Voted that the parrish Treasurer inform 
the delinquents ot Mr. Richards salery, by 
letter or otherwise, that, on neglect or re- 
fusal of spedy payment, the sd. Sallery delin- 
quents shall be immediately prosecuted by 
reason of Mr. Rjchards necesituous circum- 
stances. 

Voted that Mr. Johnson, Mr. Mills and 
Mr. Ogden be a committee of Accounts — 
there being a number of old Acc'ts unsetled 
by delays of the accountants therefore. 

Resolved that all such Acct's shall not 
draw Interest untill a settlement of the 
same. 

Trustee Meeting, i8th October, 1796, 
at Esquire Lindsleys ; present, the Presi- 
dent. Mr, Lindsley, Mr. Johnson and Mr. 
Pierson. 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Pierson be 
appointed to call on the executors of the 
late Rev'd Doct'r Jones for a settlement re- 
specting a certifficate or money said to have 
ben given to the sd. Dr. Johnes for the 
parsonage fence destroyed by the armj'' in 
the late war ; and if a settlement is not ob- 
tained to the Satisfaction of the sd. Commit- 
tee, that they shall proceed to take the tes- 
timony of Jonat'n Stiles, Esquire, agreeably 
to law for perlectuating Testimony, &c. 

The President presented a Deed for a 
small lott of Land to George Emmell whicli 



was signed and Sealed by the members 
present, and ordered that the Clerk deliver 
it and secure the money. 

Parrish Meeting, 4 Nov.. 1796. Dea' 
con Ailing, Moderator ; William Campfield, 
clerk. 

Voted that the reconsideration of the 
vote at a former parrish meeting respecting 
Raising the flowers of the pews No. 2. 3, 4 
and s, which were to be taken up this day, 
be postponed unto friday of next weak. 

Parrish Meeting, 8 Nov., 1796. Jona- 
than Mills, Moderator; Mahlon Dickerson, 
Clk. 

Voted that it be recommended to the 
proprietors of the pews No. 2. 3, 4 and 5 to 
lower the floors of their sd. pews as low as 
they were when originall3^ sold by the par- 
rish, from which they have lately raised 
them." 

Meeting of the Trustees, at Mr. Fords, 
the 8th day ot Nov., 1796. Present, Mr. 
Lindsley, Mr. Ford, Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson, 
Mr. Ogden and Mr. Pierson. 

Voted that Mr. Johnson read a Notis to 
the Congregation the next Sabath in the 
words following, viz.: that the members of 
this Congregation, who have receits for Sal- 
lery pd. to Mr. Richards, will pleas to de- 
liver the same to the parrish Treasurer, in 
the course of the present weak ; by request 
of the Trustees. 

Voted that Mr. Johnson call on the 
Treasurer and Mr. Richards for a state of the 
arrears of Sallery due Mr. Richards, and re- 
port the same to the Trustees at their next 
meeting. 

Parrish Meeting, loth day of Jan'y, 
1797. Alexander Carmichael, moderator; 
and Joseph Lewis, clerk. Resolved that the 
vote passed the 4th day of July last, re- 
questing the Parrish treasurer to addopt 
measures to keep the dogs out of the meet- 
ing house, be continued until the further 
order of the parrish." 

Meeting of the Trustees, 19 Jan'y. 
1797, at Mr. Condict, s House. Present all 
the Trustees. 



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225 



" Voted that the Committee appointed to 
call on Mr. Jones be instructed to inform 
him (provided Mr. Johnes refuses to pay the 
order drawn by the Trustees in favor of B. 
Lindsley,) that the committee will be under 
the necesaty of prosecuteing for the 'same, 
and that sd. committee offer to leave the de- 
mand of the Trustees, respecting the land 
said to be in the inclosure of Wm. Jones 
and belonging to the parrish, also the rails 
burnt by the Army and paid for to Rev'd 
Doctor Jones, to Arbitration. 

" Voted that Matthias Grain, Usual Con- 
diet and Zenus Lindsley be appointed to 
collect in the Gallery. 

[Parrish Meeting, 25 May, 1797. Dea- 
con Ailing-chosen Moderator, and Matthias 
Crain, Clerk. 

Voted that the large windows each side 
of the pulpit be fixed so that they may be 
raised when they are wanted, and that a 
committee of three be appointed to fix the 
above windows, and all the other windows 
in the house to be raised also at their dis- 
cretion, and that Alexander Carmichael, 
George Tucker and Deacon Ailing be the 
committee to superintend said business. 

Voted that the same committee attend to 
stoping the leaks about the house and re- 
pairing the upper part of the steeple. 

Voted that Col. Hathaway be appointed 
to superintend whitewashing the meeting 
house. 

Voted that Alexander Carmichael, Dr. 
Wm. Campfield, and Moses Estey be ap- 
pointed to proceed to paint the inside of the 
meeting house, and that it be a light sky 
blue. 

Voted that the contributions for sweep- 
ing the meeting House and ringing the bell 
be discontinued, and that the parrish Treas- 
urer for the minister's salery be directed to 
paj'^ the above expenses, quarter yearly, out 
of the funds collected from the rents of the 
seats and pews, and that he settle with the 
late Treasurer and receive what money re- 
mains in his hands. 

[Trustees,] 19 June, 1797. At the meet- 
ing House. Present, the President, Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Ogden and Mr. Pierson. 

Voted that the president do assign to 
Capt. Joseph Halsey obligations belonging 



to the Congregation in the hands of Dr. 
William Campfield, to the amount of his de- 
mand against the parrish, on account of fin- 
ishing the meeting House." 

Voted that [i] Hyer be prosecuted 
in behalf of the Congregation on account of 
his injureing the ball on the steeple by 
shooting a ball through it, and that John 
Mills and Jonathan Ogden be a committee 
to prosecute sd. Hyer to effect. 

9 Dec, 1797. At a meeting of the Trus- 
tees at Mr. John Mills' house, this 9th day 
of December, 1797, present, the President, 
Mr. Lindsley. [2] 

[Trustees,] Dec. 23, 1797, Trustees met 
at George O'Haras, all present ; and in 
consequence of agreements made prior to 
this meeting, they executed a Deed to 
Daniel Phoenix for a small lott of Land in 
front of his lot now occupyed by Wm. Tut- 
tle ; also a deed to Benja. Lindsley for a 
small lott near the Grave yard, and sd. 
Lindsley executed a Deed to the Trustees 
for a part of the grave yard. The President 
rec'd the consideration money from Mr. 
Phcenix, viz.: ten dollars and fifty cents — 
10 dls. 50 cts. 

[Trustees, Feb. 8, 1798.] The trustees 
met at George O'Haras house this 8th 
day of feb'}', 1798. All present except the 
President. 

Voted that Mr. Mills publish the lotts 
for sale in the Morris paper that were lately 
surveyed of the parsonage for building 
lotts. 

Voted that Mr. Tucker make a box suit- 
able to keep the pall in, and that the saxton 
be requested to keep sd. pall in the meeting 
house. 

Voted that Dr. Wm. Campfield and Alex- 
ander Carmichael be appointed to settle the 
several accts. respecting painting, white- 
washing, and sundry other accounts relating 
to finishing the meeting house. 

Voted that the Treasurer Credit Mr. 
Russell one dollar for printing letters 
Circulated in the Congregation. 

Voted that the Trustees proceede and sell 
the seats of Delinquents, agreeable to a 
resolution of the parrish the i8th day of 
feb'y, 1796. 

Voted that Esq'r Lewis be appointed to 

[i]A blank was left for the first name and never filled in. 
[2] A blank of half a dozen lines follows. 



[Supplement to The Record for September, 1883.— To be bound with Vols. I and II.] 



226 



TASTORATE OF JAMES RICHARDS. D. D. 



collect the arrears^of Mr. Richards' Sallery, 
encluding that due on the last year rented 
seats; and that Mr. Johnson be appointed 
to attend on the part of the Trustees in case 
of prosecutions. 

[Parish, Feb. 13, 1798.] Parish meeting 
held at the meeting house the 13th day of 
feb'y, 1798. Deacon Ailing, moderator. 

" Voted that the seats or pews now un- 
sold and not Rented;>hall be Rented at 
vendue on tuesday of next weak, 3 o'clock 
P. M., until the 12 day of September next ; 
and that on the first Monday in September 
annually, the seats or pews that are then 
unsold be Rented at vendue for the sucseed- 
ing year, with reserve that if any person 
shall offer to buy any of sd. seats, the per- 
sons that rented them shall give them up 
and pay the rent for the time they posses 
them, unless they will buy them themselves; 
and this mode to continue untill the Congre- 
gation shall other wise direct. 

[Trustees,] 15th may, 1798. Trustees 
met at the house of George Oharra ; present 
Mr. Condict, Mr. Lindsly, Mr. Ford, Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Ogden. The 
trustees present Signed a Deed to Israel 
Canfield for a lot of Land in front of Elisha 
Aj'ers' house and adjoining Jon'n Ogden, 
for 375 Dollars. Also Jonathan Ogden took 
a Deed of Trustees for a Lot of Land, dated 
Jan'y last ; said lot joind his house lot and 
George Oharra's lot. Said Ogden gave his 
note for Seventy Dollars. 

[Trustees,] 24th may, 1798. Meeting 
Trustees at Mr. Oharras ; all present except 
Mr. Mills. Executed a Deed to Loammi 
More for Lot No. i, containing 64 hun- 
dredths of an acre, amounting to 192 Dol- 
lars ; also appointed Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson 
and Mr. Ogden a Committee to Settle ac- 
compts with Mr. Condict and others ; and 
to meet at the house of Capt. Canfield on 
tuesday. 

[Trustees, 18 June, 1798.J Meeting of 
the Trustees at Mr. O'Haras house 18 June, 
1798 ; present Mr. Ford, Mr. Mills, Mr. John- 
son, Mr. Ogden and Mr. Pierson. Voted 
that Mr. Ogden obtaine advice from Aaron 
Ogden, Esq'r, on the business of Samuel 
Tuttle, Esq'r, Ag't Silas Howell and Peter 
McKee Ag't Silas Howell, executions and 



sherriff sale of lands sold by the trustees to 
Israel Canfield and Jonathan Ogden. 

Parrish Meeting, 5th Sep'r, 1798. Gil- 
bert Allen, Moderator; and Matthias Crane, 
Clerk. Silas Condict gave notice to the 
meeting that he resigned his office as 
Trustee in the Congregation. 

Voted that the Trustees advertize for 
the Election of a Trustee, agreeable to Law, 
at the next parish meeting. 

Voted that the Seats and pews that are 
unsold be rented by the Trustees at their 
discretion for the ensuing year ending the 
12th of September, 1799, provided that if 
any person appears to purchase, the person 
renting Shall give up the Seat and pay rent 
for no longer time than he possesses the 
Seat. 

Trustee Meeting, 12 Sep'r, 1798, at the 
house of George Oharra ; present, Jon'n 
Ford, Jno. Mills, Rich'd Johnson, Jon'n Og- 
den and Benj'n Person. Voted that John 
Mills Settle accounts with Jonathan Stiles 
with him, or if they cant agree, then to ap- 
point men to Settle the same. Silas Con- 
dict, late president of the Trustees, attended 
and delivered to Jon'n Ford, President pro 
tern., the bonds, Deeds and other papers, 
with the Seal belonging to the Corporation. 

Parish Meeting, 19th Oct., 1798. Dea- 
con Allin, Moderater ; Joseph Lewis, Clerk. 
Benjamin Lindsly resigned his office as 
Trustee to the Congregation. The Congre- 
gation then proceeded to choose George 
Tucker and Daniel Lindsly Trustees in the 
room of Silas Condict and Benjamin Lind- 
sly. 

[Trustees, 21 Dec, 1798.] At a meet- 
ing of the Trustees at Mr. Ford's house this 
2ist of Dec'r, '98 ; present, Mr. Ford pres- 
ident pro tern., Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson, Mr. 
Ogden, Mr. Pierson, also Mr. George Tucker 
and Mr. Daniel Lindley who were lately 
elected trustees and quallified agreably to 
law before Joseph Lewis, Esq., the 19th day 
of Dec'r instant. 

Voted that the burying yard fence be re- 
paired, and that Mr. George Tucker be ap- 
pointed to cut and draw the logs, for bords 
and posts for sd. fence, from the parsonage. 



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Voted that the chesnut timber not want- 
ed for the above fence, nor any other parrish 
purpose, be sold at pubHc vendue, meaning 
such trees as are decaying and injureing the 
young groth ; that Mr. Johnson and Mr. 
Tucker superintend the above vendue. 

Voted that the meeting house be inclos- 
ed with a decent pale fence of chesnut tim- 
ber, together with a faleing on the oute side; 
and that Mr. Tucker be appointed to cut 
and draw the timber for the same. 

Voted that Jonathan Ogden settle with 
and pay Wm. Cherry his account for re- 
pairs done to the clock when in the old 
Meeting house. 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Johnson be 
a committee to settle the accounts of the 
parrish with Joseph Lewis, Esquire ; and 
that they make report to the trustees at 
their next meeting. 

Meeting of the Trustees, the 13th day 
of Ap'l, 1799, at the house of George OrHara; 
all present. 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Tucker be 
a committee to settle the Meeting house 
acc'ts with the managers of the new meeting 
house. 

Voted that the burying yard be fenced 
with a frame fence ; the boards be put up 
and down, or picket fassion. [3] 

Voted that the Clerk draw an order on 
William Tuttle, in favour of Mr.Richards, for 
twelve pounds, ten shillings, being his half 
the interest on lands belonging to the par- 
sonage and sold by the trustees. 

Voted that Mr. Ford, Mr. Mills and Mr. 
Lindley be a committee to superintend 
the laying out the burying yard with Mr. 
Condict, and stake oute the same. 

[Trustees, April 20, 1799.] The Board 
met at Esquire Tuttles [?], the 20 Ap'l, 1799, 
all present. Mr. Ogden, appointed to settle 
and pay Wm. Cherry his acct. for repairing 
the Clock when in the old meeting, reported 
that he has paid Wm. Cherry thirty shil- 
lings and 46 for the above repairs, including 
four shillings sd. Cherry paid Moses Force 
for metiding the clock of a late date, and 
produced his receit. 

Voted that Mr. Ford, Mr. Johnson and 
Mr. Tucker be a committee to attend the 
fenceing of the burying yard and git it done 

[3] In a duplicate report of this meeting the word/iisAian is 
spelled "facion." 



by the great or Job, or by the day, at their 
discretion. 

Voted that Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson and 
Mr. Pierson be a committee to Call on Coll. 
Hathaway for security for the money he 
owes the congregation. 

Voied that Mr. Ford be directed to pay 
Joseph Marsh for mending a sash in the 
meeting house, broken in by the wind. 

Voted that Mr. Lindley git the candle- 
sticks and bason belonging to the Congre- 
gation cleaned, and charge the Trustees. 

[Parish Meeting, May 3, 1799.] At a 
Parrish Meeting held the 3d day of May, 
1799; Major John Kenney, moderator, and 
Capt. Joseph Halsey, cl'k. 

Voted that the Trustees be directed to 
credit, on the bonds of Jonathan Ogden and 
Israel Canfield, the amount of the Sherriffs 
sales on the lands purchased by sd. Ogden 
and Canfield of the Trustees, on the south 
side of the green. 

Voted that the Trustees shall not call for 
the old tax due to Mr. Collins, nor refuse 
the money if any should be offered. 

Voted that Usual Condict and Jaduthan 
Condict be request to take charge of, and 
prevent as much may be, disorderly and ill- 
behaved boys siting on the stares, from 
playing and making disturbance in time of 
public servis. 

Parrish Meeting, 3d September, 1799. 
Deacon AUin chosen moderator, and 
Matthias Crane, Cl'k. 

Voted that that the Trustees be directed 
to continue same mode of renting the 
seats and pews that remained unsold, that 
was adopted the last year, until the further 
order of the Congregation. 

Voted that the Trustees be requested to 
apply to the proprietors of the Steple 
school house, or such of them as may be 
conveniently found, and request them to 
move oute of the burying yard sd. house ; 
that in case sd. proprietors neglect or refuse 
to take measures for this purpose, so as to 
have sd. house mooved, as afifore said, by the 
fifteenth Instant, in that case the Trustees 
are directed to dispose of sd. house at Pub- 
lic vendue, the product to remain in the 
hands of the Trustees without Interest, to 
be applyed to the benefit of the Town when- 
ever they choose to apply it to the use of 



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building another school house ; and, if the 
Town see proper to remove the sd. house, 
the Trustees are directed to point out the 
ground on which sd. house may stand. 

[Trustees, Sept. 17, 1799.] Meeting of 
the Trustees at the house of George O'Hara, 
17 September, 1799, all present. 

Voted that the c,l,k advertise the Steple 
School house to be sold at the public ven- 
due on the first day of October next, at four 
o'clock P. M.; if not taken oute of the bury- 
ing yard before that day ; that Mr. Mills 
and Mr. Ogden be a committee to attend the 
vendue and give six months credit. 

Mr. Lindley, who was appointed, report- 
ed that he had mended the parsonage fence 
with Coll. Hathaway to assist him, who 
charged two shillings and Mr. Lindley two 
shillings. 

[Trustees .] Trustees paid Mr. 

Tucker eleven shillings and 3 d. on order of 
Mr. Grain on David Freeman. 

[Trustees .] The Trustees present, 

viz : Mr. Mills. Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ogden, Mr, 
Tucker and Mr. Lindley ; and appointed 
Mr. Mills to collect the money due to Trus- 
tees from Israel Canfield. Mr. Lindley ap- 
pointed to call on Mr. Timo. Tuttle and Mr. 
Wm. Tuttle and request them to attend a 
meeting of the Trustees at Mr. Tucker's 
house on friday next, 4 o'clock P. M. 

[Trustees .] The Trustees met at Mr. 

Ford's House ; all present, except Mr. Lind- 
ley. Voted that Mr. Ford furnish Iron 
hooks and put them in to the burying yard 
fence, to hitch horses, and place them Six 
feet distance, hom near Cherrie's house to 
the Huntington sellar. Gave Mr. Tucker to 
collect Jos. Johnson's note, of fifteen shil- 
lings and id. Voted that Mr. Richards 
have the old wood left at Dr. Condicts 
house, at a price that Mr. Mills shall agree 
on with Mr. Richards. 

Voted that Jonathan Ogden pay Wm. 
Cherry his account for repareing a shath 
in the New Meeting house. 

[TkUSTEES, Dec. 23, 1799. 1 Meeting of 
the Trustees at Mr. Lindley 's house, 23 day 
Dec'r, 1799, ^'^ present. Voted that the 
Saxton be directed to cleane the steps of the 
meeting house from snow, so that the steps 
before the oute side doors are free from 



snow on Sunday mornings ; and that 
Cherry be paid by the Trustees for sd. 
servis. 

[Trustees, 30 Dec, 1 799.] Meeting of the 
Trustees at Mr. Mill's house, 30 Dec, 1799 ; 
all present, except Mr. Pierson. 

Voted that Mesers. Mills and Ogden be a 
committee to sell the saddles, had of Benja. 
Holloway, at their discretion ; and that the 
above named committee be directed to en- 
quire where the lime is, said to belong to 
the congregation, and make report at the 
next meeting of Trustees. 

[Trustees, 6 Jan., 1800.] Meeting of the 
Trustees at the house of Jonathan Ogden, 
the 6th day Jan'y, 1800; present, all except 
Mr. Ford. Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. 
Johnson be a committee to Settle with Mr, 
Lewis as parrish Treasurer. 

Voted that Mr. Tucker have a Note of 
hand agt. Joseph Young, dec't, dated 14 day 
of March, '87, for 20s. proc, to be charged if 
he recovers it, and to prosecute in case of 
refusal to pay. 

[Trustees, 13 Jan., 1800.] The Trustees 
met at Mr. Johnson's house this 13 day of 
Jan'y, 1800; all present except Mr. Ford. 
Voted that Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson and Mr. 
Pierson be a committee to settle the ac- 
counts with the Trustees and Israel Can- 
field, and all other accounts that appear to 
them nessasary in connection with said 
Canfield's acct., in point of settlement with 
him. 

Voted that Jno. Ogden call on Coll. 
Hathaway respecting his obligation to the 
Trustees, and report at the next meeting of 
the Trustees, which will be at Mr. Ford's 
house on Monday next at Early candle 
light. 



Parrish Meeting. 28 day Jan'y, 1800. 
Deacon Ailing, moderator; and Mr. Jos. 
Halsey, clerk. 

Voted that the Trustees, with the Treas- 
urer, be directed to pay to Mr. Richards, in- 
stead of his firewood for one year, eighty- 
seven dollars and fifty cents, or such other 
sum as shall be sufficient to purchase thirty- 
nine cords ot good fire wood, delivered at 
his house, one-half to be hickory ; and the 
year to begin the 12 day of September next 



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Sold at public vendue this day, after par- 
rish meeting, two women's saddles ; one to 
Ebenezer Stiles for ten dollars and ten cents; 
the other to Benja. Pierson for ten dollars 
and four cents, payable in three months 
with interest from this day. 

[Trustees, 18, Feb., 1800.] Meeting Trus- 
tees at Mr. Grain's house, the iSth day 
Feb'y, 1800, Mr. Mills, Mr. Ogden, Mr. 
Tucker and Mr. Lindley, present. Voted 
that Matthias Craine have one-third of pew 
No. [3, at thirty-four pounds, thirteen shil- 
lings and 4d. 

[Trustees. 31 March, 1800. J Meeting of 
Trustees at Mr. Mill's house, 31 day March, 
1800, all present. 

Elijah Snethen applyed for a building lot 
in the hollow, near the Academy, adjoining 
Dr. Tuttle, The Trustees agreed to take 
loo^ York money ; to which Mr. Snethen 
agreed, and also to maintain the fence 
around said premises as others have agreed 
with the Trustees. Voted that Mr. Mills 
and Mr. Johnson be a committee to attend 
to the unfinished business respecting the 
sold Seats. Voted that Mr. Tucker and 
Mr. Pierson be a committee to collect from 
Gabriel Ford, Esqr., the sum due for a lather 
[ladder.?] belonging to the Parrish, at their 
Discretion. Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. 
Ogden convers with Mr. Woodmen, and ob- 
tain his consent to give up the sweaping of 
the meeting house ; and in that case to give 
Wm. Cherry the work to doe. Voted that 
Mr. Ford be, and he is, unanimously ap- 
pointed President of this body of Trustees. 

Trustees, 8 May, 1800.] Meeting ot 
Trustees at George O. Hara's house, this 
8th day of May, 1800. Mr. Ford Mr. Mills, 
Mr. Ogden, Mr. Pierson and Mr. Lindley 
met and e.xecuted a Deed to Elijah Snethen, 
for a lot of Land, to build on, adjoining Dr. 
Tuthill, for the consideration of one hun- 
dred pounds York money ; sd. Snethen gave 
a Mortgage for security. 

[Trustees, 2 Jan., 1801.] Meeting of the 
Trustees at the Court house, 2d day Jany, 
1801 ; present all the Trustees. Voted that 
the Clerk collect the money due from Eben- 
zer Stiles to the Parrish and pay the same 
to George Tucker. 

Voted that John Rogers be allowed two 
pounds, nineteen shillings and sixpence for 

[Supplement to The Record for October 



shaveing shingles for New Meeting house 
and raising, including Interest on sd. ac- 
count. 

[Trustees, 12 Jan., i8or.] Meeting Trus- 
tees at Mr. Mill's house, 12th day Jany, 
1801; Mr. Pierson absent. 

Voted the Clerk be directed to write to 
Loami More or his security, requesting the 
Immediate payment of his Interest. 

Voted that the President git the Mor- 
gages belonging to the Parrish acknowl- 
edged and recorded. 

[Trustees, 9 June, 1801.] Meeting Trus- 
tees at Mr. Grain's house, 9th day of June, 
1801 ; present, the President, Mr, Mills, Mr. 
Johnson, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Pierson, Mr. Lind- 
ley. 

Voted that the burying yard fence be 
whitewashed ; and that Wm. Cherry be 
paid twenty-eight shillings for whitewash- 
ing, and the Trustees find him lime and 
allum. 

[Trustees, 4 Sept.. 1801.] Meetingotthe 
Trustees. 4th day Septr.. 1801 ; all present. 
Voted that Mr. Mills take care of the bury- 
ing yard fence and mend the same if needed. 

Voted that Wm. Cherry, the sexton, be 
allowed two dollars for cleaning the meeting 
house of goos dung and the meeting house 
steps of human dung and goos dung sundry 
times. 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Lindley be 
a committee to enquire into the business of 
dirtying the meeting house with goos 
dung, &c.; and prosecute, if sd. committee 
think proper. 

Voted that Mr. Ogden be directed to pay 
the above two dollars on account of clean- 
ing the meeting house as above directed. 

[Parish, 26 Oct., 1801.] Parrish meeting, 
at the Meeting house. 26 Octr., 1801. Doc- 
tor Tim'o Johnes, Moderator; Silas Gon- 
dict, elk. Voted that the trustees pay Mr. 
Richards, instead of his firewood for one 
year, the sum of eighty dollars ; the year to 
end the 12 day of Septr., 1802, 

Trustees, 9-17 Nov., 1801.] Meeting 
Trustees, at Mr. Johnson's in Morris Town, 
9th day Novr., 1801 ; all present. Adjourn- 
ed til to-morrow, two of the clock P. M. 
Met agreable to adjournment; the president 
and Mr. Tucker absent. Adjourned to meet 
on the 17 Insant, at this place, at two of the 

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clock P. M. The Trustees all met except 
Mr. Tucker. 

Mr. Mills, one of the committee appointed 
for that purpose, reported that Mr. Grain 
declined takeing the pew heretofore agreed 
on with Mr. Crane. 

Voted that Mr. Mills, Mr. Ogden and Mr. 
Lindley be a committee to sell a building 
lot, near the meeting house, at public ven- 
due. Voted that the aforesaid committee 
be directed to sell, at public vendue, part ot 
the wood on the parsonage, in small lotts at 
their discretion. 

[Trustees, 17 Dec, 1801. J Meeting of 
Trustees, 17 Dec'r, 1801, at Mr. Mills house ; 
all present, except Mr. Pierson. 

The committee appointed for that purpose 
reported that they had sold the lot of Land 
North of the meeting house, which con- 
tains forty-eight hundredths of an acre, to 
Mr. Pierson, for four hundred and eleven 
dollrs.; and that they had sold the timber 
on thirty-three half acre lots, which 
amounted to three hundred and forty-five 
dollars and 93 cents, as follows : [Here fol- 
low the designations of the thirty-three lots, 
with the name of purchaser and amount paid, 
ranging from S5.61 to Si 5.90 each.] 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Ogden be a 
committee to make a statement of the ac- 
counts and obligations belonging to the 
congregation. 

[Parish, 10 March, 1802.] At a Parrish 
meeting, 10 march, 1802. Deacon Ailing, 
Moderator ; and Jos. Lewis, Esqr., Clerk. 

The meeting considering the necessity of 
raising money to pay the arrears due to 
sundry persons for building the church, and 
to raise enough to compleat it. Voted that 
the Trustees be authorised to sell the seats 
by vendue, at such price as they can ob- 
tain, not less than one-half the original 
price and subject to the payment of 
the original Sallery; that the first Ven- 
due be held on the 24th instant. On 
motion of Mr. Carmichael, Voted that 
Alexander Carmichael, Joseph Lewis and 
Dan'l Phoenix be a committee to examine 
the trustees Accounts, and report a state of 
the Debts, funds and property of the Con- 
gregation. 

[Trustees, 2 April, 1802. j 2 April, 1802. 



Trustees met at Benjamin Lindsleys, all 
present but Mr. Johnson and Mr. Person, 
and executed a deed to Benj'n Lindsley for 
a small Lot of Land near the meeting house. 
Containing 16 hundredths of an acre, for 
325 dollars ; and took a bond and Mortgage 
for the same. 

[Parish, 3 Sept., 1802.] At a Parish 
Meeting, held this 3rd of Sept'r, 1802, David 
Lindsl}'^ was appointed Moderator and Jo- 
seph Halsey, Clerk. 

Voted that the Trustees pay to Mr, Rich- 
ards eighty dollars in lieu of firewood for 
the ensuing year, to commence the twelfth 
instant. 

Voted that the committee appointed to 
examine the state of the funds of the Parish 
and make report to the parish be dismissed 
from their appointment. 

Voted that the Trustees make a report 
annually to the parish, at a parish meeting 
in September, of the propert}^ debts and 
funds belonging to the parish. 

Voted that the Venitian blinds which are 
put to one of the windows of the meeting 
House be taken away. 

Voted that the pew belonging to Doctor 
Wm. Campfield, which has been raised, be 
put down to its former situation ; and that 
the President of the Trustees wait on Doct'r 
Campfield and request him to put it in its 
former situation. 

[Trustees, 17 Nov. 1802.] Mr. Mills and 
Mr. Lindley of the committee appointed 
the 17 Nov'r 1801, to sell wood on the par- 
sonage land, report that in addition to what 
was sold the 25 Nov'r, 1801, they have sold 
on the 17 Nov'r, 1802, twenty small lots to 
the amount of 173 Dls. 20 cuts. 

[Trustees, 29 Dec. 1802.] Meeting Trus- 
tees at Mr. Johnson's house, 29 Day Dec'r, 
1802 ; all present. Voted that Mr. Mills on 
the part of the Trustees settle Joseph 
Marsh's Account with him, and make re- 
port at the next meeting of the Trustees. 

Voted that Mr. Mills attend to setteling 
Gen'l Doughties account with the parrish, 
and make report at the next meeting of the 
Trustees, 

Voted that the President call on Isaac 
Pierson and secure the payment of his Note 



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to the Trustees in such way as he shall deem 
proper. 

[Trustees, 29 Oct. 1802.] Meeting Trustees 
29 Oct'r 1803, [i] at Mr, Johnson's house ; 
present Mr. Ford, Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson, 
Mr. Tucker and Mr. Lindley. Voted that 
the parsonage land lying between the meet- 
ing house and Israel Canfields cyder works, 
from the grave yard fence to the public 
road' that leads from the Court house to Mr. 
Rineharts tavern, be sold at public vendue, 
Voted that John Mills and Dan'l Lindley 
be a committee to advertise and sell the 
same. 

[Trustees, 19 Nov. 1802.] 19 Nov'r 
1803, [i] at a meeting of the Trustees at Mr. 
Johnsons house, ail present except Mr. 
Pierson; Mr. Mills and Mr. Lindley reported 
that they had sold the parsonage land be- 
tween the meeting house and Israel Can- 
fields cyder works, containing sixty four 
hundreths of an acre, to James Stephenson 
for one hundred and forty four dollars, and 
presented the deed for signing. 

[Trustees, 5 Jan, 1803.] At a meeting of 
the Trustees at Mr. Johnson's house the 5 
day of Jan'y, 1803, Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson, 
Mr. Ogden, Mr. Pierson and Mr. Lindley pre- 
sent. Mr, Mills, of the committee appointed 
to settle with Gen'l Doughty, reported that 
his account against the parrish for scaffel- 
ing [scaffolding ?] poles was setled at three 
pounds, four shillings and 3d. Voted that 
the treasurer be directed to prosecute all 
delinquents in arrears with the parrish on 
account of Sallery after two years become 
due; thai the Clerk furnish the Treasurer 
with a coppy of the forgoeing resolution. 

[Trustees, 24 March, 1803.] At a meet- 
ing of the Trustees at Mr. Johnson's house 
this 24 day of March, 1803 ; all present. 
Voted that widow Day have the refusal of 
a lot of parrish ground adjoining the Acca- 
demy lot, for one hundred pounds until 
monday next. Recompence Stanbury ap- 
plyed for a lot of parrish land ; the Trus- 
tees agreed with him, for seventy pounds, 
for a lot adjoining one he now owns and 
occupies. Mr. Mills and Mr, Lindley ap- 
pointed, and they are hereby instructed, to 
collect the money for which wood was sold 

[i] The position and dates of these two entries are as given 
above. It seems probable that the Clerk put "1803" inad- 
vertently for 1802, when he inscribed the minutes after the 
entry of Dec. 29, having omitted them in their proper order. 



at vendue, agreably to the articles of said 
vendue, and prosecute if nessasary. Mr. 
Johnson and Mr. Tucker appointed to take 
care of and see that no wood, or other pro- 
perty, belonging to the parrish, be taken of 
the parrish land after the ist day of April 
next ; and that if wood heretofore sold at 
vendue and not taken of agreably to arti- 
cles of vendue by the istday of April, said 
committee are hereby directed to sell said 
wood immediately at vendue for the benefit 
of the Congregation, 

[Trustees, i April, 1803.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at Mr. Johnson's house, ist 
April, 1803 ; all present & executed a Deed 
to Recompence Stanbury for the lot he ap- 
plyed for the 24 last month, for seventy 
pounds ; also a deed to Nancy Day for a 
lot adjoining the Accademy and Elija Sne- 
then, for one hundred pounds. Voted that 
Mr. Johnson be directed to write to Richard 
Meeker requireing payment for arrears of 
Sallery due on a seat he owns in the 
church ; also a Note of hand in the posses- 
sion of the Trustees against him. Voted 
that Mr. Mills be directed to furnish Mrs. 
Day her deed and receive her bond and 
morgage ; also to make oute R. Stanberries 
deed and receive his bond and morgage. 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Johnson be a 
committee to Settle with the Treasurer, and 
lay before the trustees a list of those Names 
supposed bad debts ; and make report if 
practicable at the next meeting of the 
Trustees. Voted that the book of transfers 
and register be kept by Mr. Johnson ; that 
he be requested to make all entries nes- 
sasary and proper to be made in said book, 
Mr. Mills is appointed to keep the book of 
Accounts ; to make all charges and entries 
proper to be made in said book. 

[Trustees, 25 June 1803.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at Mr. Johnson's house, the 
25 June, 1803 ; all present but the Presi- 
dent. 

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Lindley are appoint- 
ed to repair the fence between the parrish 
and Wm. Johnes, and all other fence parti- 
tion between the parrish and others. Voted 
that the Saxton be, and he is here by, di- 
rected to demand and to receive for the use 
of the takel belonging to the Congregation, 
fifty cents per day, meaning each and every 
day until returned, or for any part of said 



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takel ; that the Saxton report in writeing to 
Mr. Johnson the several accounts due, or 
that may become due, by virtue of this or- 
der. Voted that Mr. Daniel Pierson pay 
one dollar and fifty cents for the use of said 
takel, which Mr. Pierson agreed to. Mr. 
Johnson is hereby directed to call on and 
collect from those persons charged as above 
& not paid to the Saxton. Voted that Mr. 
Mills collect all or any money due to the 
Congregation, not secured by morgage, and 
put it oute at his discretion for the use of 
the parrish, to be had if vv mted by the ist 
of October next. Voted that Mr. Johnson 
be directed to receive the principal only of 
the Note of hand ag't Wm. Meeker and the 
Sallery due on his seat in the Church, in 
full satisfaction of any demand against said 
Meeker. Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. 
Johnson repair the stepel and clock. 

[Trustees, 27 Aug., 1803.] Meeting of 
the Trustees at Rich'd Johnson's House, 27 
Augt., 1803; all present. Voted that John 
Mills, Rich'd Johnson and Daniel Lindley 
or any two of them, be a committee to pre- 
vent,, by legal means, the turn pike company 
or any person or persons breaking ground 
on the green belonging to the parish for the 
purpose of makeing a turn pike road. 

Voted that the President be directed to 
receive a Mortgage from James Stephenson 
for the one now in his keeping against Ebe- 
nezar C. Pierson in favor of the Trustees 
for 

[Parish, 2 Sept., 1803.] .At A parrish 
meeting held in the Church the 2d Day of 
September, 1803 ; Gilbert Ailing, Modera- 
tor, and Joseph Halsey, Clerk. Voted that 
the Minister be paid ninety dollars in lieu 
of his fire wood for one year next ensuing 
A statement of the parrish funds was laid 
before the Congregation. 

[Trustees, 13 Sept., 1803.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at Richard Johnson's house, 
13 September, 1803 ; the President, Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Tucker, 
and Mr. Lindley, Present. 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Johnson be 
a committee to call on John and Abraham 
Kinney's, or on Abraham's Agent, for the 
moneys due to the parrish from ihem ; that 
on neglect or refusal on the part of the said 
Kinnes, or either of them, of the payment of 



the said arrears, said committee are hereby 
directed to procede and collect the money 
by prosecution and by the sale of there pew ; 
& that the committee report there proced- 
ings at the next meeting of the Trustees. 

[Parish, x Dec, 1803.] At a meeting of the 
Congregation on the ist day of December, 
1803 ; Deacon Ailing, moderator, and Joseph 
Lewis, Clerk, the moderator gave notice 
that the business in part was to agree about 
raising, or increasing, Mr. Richard's Sallery, 
and after some conversation. Resolved, that 
there be an addition to Mr. Richards pres- 
ent sallery of one hundred and twenty five 
dollars annually, from the I2th day of Sep- 
tember last ; and that the parrish Treasurer 
be directed to pay to him in advance all the 
surplus sallery money on hand ; and if there 
be any yet uncollected, that was due the 
1 2th day of September last, that he pay the 
whole to him as soon as collected ; That 
the Trustees be directed to sue all delin- 
quents whose sallery may remain unpaid 
for three months after the sallery for one 
year shall become due. 

That the Trustees be requested to paint 
the church as early next spring as they can 
with convenience, & that they repaire the 
clock and put one or more faces to it ; also 
that the Trustees be authorised & requested 
to provide two branch candle sticks to each 
window below, & two for the desk in front of 
the pulpit, & one for each pillar ; and that 
they provide as many candels for each eaven- 
ing meeting as may be nessasary. 

[Trustees, 21 Jan. 1804.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at Esquire Johnson's house, 
21 Jan'y, 1804, Mr. Ford the President, Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ogden, and Mr. 
Lindley present. 

Voted that six years interest be allowed 
on Jonathan Browns account. 

[Trustees, 23 April, 1804.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at Esq'r Johnson's house, 
the 23 April, 1804, all present. 

Esq'r Johnson reported that he had re- 
ceived thirty dollars & sixty three cents in 
full of Wm. Meekers Note of hand to the 
Trustees. Voted that Mr. Mills collect the 
small debts due to the parrish before the first 
of October next. Voted that Messers Mills 
& Ogden be a committee to settle the ac- 
counts of the Trustees with Individuals. 



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[Trustees, 31 Aug., 1804.] Meeting of 
the Trustees at the house of Rich'd John- 
son, Esq'r., this 31st of August, 1804; Mr. 
Ford the President only absent. 

Voted that Esq'r Johnson employ some 
proper person to repaire the clock. Voted 
that Mr. Mills be appointed to purchase the 
whitelead and oils to paint the meeting 
house. Voted that Mrs. Woolley have the 
refusal of two lots of ground situate between 
the Stanbury house and Lewis Mills's house, 
for one hundred and forty pounds, York 
money. 

[Parish, 19 Sept, 1804.] At a Parrish 
meeting held at the meeting house the 19 
September, 1804, Deacon Ailing was ap- 
pointed Moderator and Henry Mills, c,l,k. 

On motion, voted that the Minister be 
supplyed with wood in the same manner as 
last year. Resolved that Mr. Jaduthan Con- 
diet and Mr. Usual Condict be authorised 
and directed to prevent aW disorderly be- 
haviour in the galleries and on the stairs, 
during public worship ; and more particu- 
larly to prevent young people from disturb- 
ing the congregation by moveing down 
stairs before the blessing is pronounced. 

Also resolved that Mr. Richards be re- 
quested to publish the foregoing resolution 
on the next Sabath. 

Resolved that Richard Johnson, Esquire, 
Dr. Lewis Condict, and Joseph Lewis, Es- 
quire, be a committee to superintend the 
singing in the church ; who are authorised 
to appoint Chorristers, point out proper 
tunes to be sung, and generally to do all 
things necessary for the promotion of har- 
mony in the singing and with the singers. 

[Trustees, 8 oct. 1804.] At a meeting of 
the Trustees, at the house of Richard John- 
son, Esquire, this 8th day of October, 1804, 
all present. Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. 

[Memorandum, 27 Dec, 1804. 
40 Gls. of oil, at 10, 
28f Do. of Do. 10-6, 
13I. of-whitelead, 1456 



Johnson be a committee to sell at public 
vendue those seats and pews'which are de- 
linquent in the payment of sallery, for the 
purpose of paying the same, agreeable to a 
resolution of the parrish, of the i8th of feb- 
ruary, 1796, viz. --^ * * * [Nos 2, and 
half of 13 in the gallery, with 14 and half 
of 53 on lower floor, the names of their own- 
ers being mentioned.] Voted that Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Johnson, and Mr. Tucker be a 
committee to superintend painting the 
meeting house, and put one face to the 
clock ; also to errect two or more hors 
blocks near the church. 

Voted that Mr. Pierson be directed to 
collect from Ga. H. Ford, Esq'r, money to 
the amount of a lather [ladder.?] he bor- 
rowed belonging to the Congregation. 

Voted that Mess'rs Mills and Johnson be 
directed to call on Dr. Canfield for the 
books and papers belonging to the Congre- 
gation. 

[Report of a Committee.] Mr. Mills 
and Mr. Johnson, the committee appointed 
to sell forfited seats, reported that they had 
given public notice, on the preceeding 
sabeth, of a parrish meeting for the purpose 
ofseling a number of forfited seats, and that 
they had put up advertisements in 6 diferent 
places, describeing the particular seats to 
be sold & who were the owners ; &, accord- 
ing thereto, on the 2 day of Nov. 1804, they 
had sold at public vendue the seats & pews 
hereafter named, viz ;****** [Here 
follows a description of same pews men- 
tiorted under last entry, with the prices and 
names of purchasers. In the gallery No. 2 
sold to John Smith for $7.50 ; half of 13 to 
Joseph Beers, for $9 : on main floor, 14 sold 
to George Tucker, in behalf of "Jonas Phil- 
ops," for $8 ; and half of 53, to David Hedges 
for $12.] 

Expense of Painting Meeting House, 1804. 
;/;2o. o. o 
15. 1. 10 
^, 84.18. 8 



N, York price. 
Expense of giting to Morristown, 

2\ Gls. of oil of J. Dixon at 13, 

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120. o. 6 

3-I5- 9 
^123.16.9 

I- 9-3 

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5 brushes, i6, 




16. 




I qt. Sps. turpentine 2- 


6 lamback 3, 


5. 6 




Jonatn, Ford.s acct. 




1 1. 




Jesse Cutler acct., 




1. 4 .0 




Benja. Halloways, 




10. 




Benoni Hathaway, 




I. 4. 




David Hathaway. 




II. I. 10 




Wm. Woolley, 




19. 8. 5 




James Cooper, 




14.15. 9 




Stephen Ayers, 




15. 




John Mills acct. about 




4.12. 




Richard Johnson, 




15. 0. 


T^- 3-6 






Work at the Steple, 






12. 0.0 



i^207. 9.0 
27 Dec, 1804, the committee for painting the meeting house Report that tliey had 
painted the oute side of the house twice over, & had painted some ot the inside, & had 
expended in doeing the same about four hundred and 90 dollars, & in Ironing the frame 
of the steeple about thirty dollars. 

painting the house, 490 dollars. 

Ironing the Steeple, 30 



[Trustees, 29 April, 1805.] Meeting of the 
Trustees at Esquire Johnson's house, 29 
Apl., 1805 ; all present except Mr. Johnson. 

On application of Wm. Cherry, the Sax- 
ton, Voted that he receive from the treas- 
urer for his services for ringing the bell and 
sweeping the meeting house, thirty-five 
dollars pr. annum, after this date. 

Voted that Snethens Mortgage be ex- 
changed for one from Stephen Picrson, pro- 
vided that Mr. Mills shall be satisfied that 
no encumbrance has been done or made by 
said Snethen respecting sd. premises. Vofed 
that Mr. Ford attend to clearing oute the 
old ditches on the parsonage lands and pay 
for the same. 

[Parish, 12 Sept. 1805.] At a Parrish 
meeting held at the meeting house, 12 Sept. 
1805; Alexander Carmichall. Moderator, & 
Jo's Halsey, Clerk. Voted that Jaduthan 
Condit, Jaduthan Day, Moses Pruden & 
Elija Holloway be, and they are hereby, ap- 
pointed to take charge of the galleries & of 
the stairs, in order to prevent disturbence & 
disorderly behaviour on the Sabeth. 

[Parish, 4 Sept. 1806.J At a Parrish 
meeting held at the Church on the 4 Sep- 
tember, 1806 ; Gilbert Allen, Moderator, and 



John McCarter, Clerk. Voted that the 
parrish pay to the Minister Ninety dollars 
in lieu of his fire wood for the ensueing year, 
commenceing the 12 Instant. A statement 
of the parnsh funds were red to the parrish. 

[Trustees, 15 Feb., 1806.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees, at Grover Coes, 15 Sept'r, 
1806; Present Mr. Mills, Mr. Johnson, Mr. 
Ogden, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Lindley. 

Voted that the trustees sell two acres of 
the low lands belonging to the parrish, ad- 
joining lands of Mr. Richards ; & that Mr. 
Mills, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Lindley be a 
committee to advetise & sell the same at 
Public vendue. 

[Trustees, 26 Feb., 1807.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at the house of George 
Tucker on 26 day of feb y, 1807 ; present 
Jonathan Ford, John Mills, Jonathan Og- 
den, George Tucker, Benj'a Pierson, Rich- 
ard Johnson, & Dan'I Lindley. 

Voted that the Trustees pay Henry Lind- 
ley twenty nine shillings & sixpence, & 
Deacon Jos. Pruden the money due him on 
the meeting house books with interest from 
the year 98. Said Lindleys demand is also 
on the meeting house books ; and that Johp 



TRUSTEES' BOOK. 



Mills collect the money due from John 
Lindle}' on sd. books. 

Voted that * be prosecuted 

for the arrears of sallery due the parish on 
his Seat. 

Voted that Mr. Mills, the parrish treas- 
urer, be directed to collect arrears due to 
the Parrish. b}^ prosecution or otherwise 
immediateh'. 

[Trustees, 12 March, 1807.] At a meet- 
ing of Trustees on 12th March, 1807, at 
Grover Goes, all present except Mr. John- 
son and Mr. Tucker. Voted that the de- 
linquents of Sallery, who are more than a 
year & a half in arrears on their pews & 
Seats, be prosecuted for the same by the 
treasurer, agreably to a resolution of the 
parrish of the 18 of february, 1796. [Then 
follows a list of five "delinquents," three of 
whom are described as " Dect."' or deceased, 
and three of the pews were in the gallery.] 

[Trustees, 29 May, 1807,] Meeting of 
Trustees, all present except Mr. Tucker ; 
met at Mr. Goes, 29 May. 1807. 

Voted that Mr. Mills be directed to pros- 
ecute delinquents ot Sallery, and pay the 
costs of such prosecution provided the de- 
fendant pay the demand before Judg't en- 
tered. 

Voted that Mr. Mills and Mr. Pierson be 
a committee for the purpose ot waiting on 
the board of chosen freeholders, & to in- 
form the board that the trustees request 
them to relinquish the rent due from Moses 
Estey for the privalege & use of the land 
on which his store is placed, adjoining the 
Gourt House , & to present them with a 
writeing in the following words or to that 
eflFect, viz.; Morris town, 29 May, 1807. To 
the board of chosen freeholders for the 
Gountv of Morris, we, the Trustees of the 



ing a building on that ground for private 
use would effectually destroy the title of 
the Gounty to the whole Gourt house lot. 
It seems that our application and remon- 
strance has been totally disregarded, and 
Said building has been sometime occupyed 
for private use. Altho you have hereby de- 
stroyed the Title of the Gounty to the 
Gourt house lot, we have no objections to 
the Gounty's useing Said lot for the pur- 
poses Specified in their deed from the Trus- 
tees, which was for the Gourt house only, 
provided they pay to this board the whole 
of the ground rent paid and to be paid by 
Moses Estey. 

Sighned by order of the board, 
Sighned, Jon'n. Ford, 

President. 
Mr. Mills committee for seli ng forfeited 
seats in the church, reported that he had 
sold at public vendue, on 29 March. 1807, at 
a parrish meeting duely published & and ad- 
vertised for that purpose — seats as follows, 
viz : 

Half No. 28 in the gallery, formerly the 
property of Ebenezar Gondict, which was sold 
to Elias Jagger for five dollars, who gave his 
note to the trustees for the whole $1.56 
salery due, which said Mills, Treasurer, 
credited in Salery book and charged to the 
Trustees. 

Also No. 49 in Gallery, formerly the pro- 
perty of Zopher Hathaway, Dect., Sold to 
^Mahlon Ford for eight dollars and fifty 
cents, who paid the whole money to Sd. 
Mills, and Mills has credited in Salery book 
$5.31 for Salery due, and to the Trustees 
the surplus 83.19. 

Also No. 17 in the Gallery, formerly the 
property of John Morris Dect., Sold to 
Drake Ludlow for five dollars and one cent, 
who paid to Mr. Richards S1.19, and to John 
first Presb,vterian Ghurch at Morris town. ' Mills 68 cents for Salery & 14 cents surplus 
would again solicit your attention to a mat- ' which is credited to the trustees, 
ter we think of Sufficient importance. The Also pew No. 9 formerly the property of 
board will remember that some time in the | Jonathan Dickerson, Dect., Sold to George 
year 1805 we addresed you with a few lines, j Tucker for twenty-seven dollars and fifty 



in which we remonstrated against the erect 
ing of a building at the West end of the 
Gourt House, which was then goeing on. 
For two reasons we requested that Said 
building might be stoped. ist that we 
consider it was a trespasing on the prop- 
erty of the congregation ; and 2d that erect- 



seven cents, amount of Sallery due, who 
paid the same to John Mills, Sallery Tiea- 
surer. 

Also one fourth part of a pew No. 24, 
formerly the property of Matthew Lum, 
Junr., Sold to Vincent Gerin for eight dol- 
lars and fifty cents ; $2.26 due for Sallery 



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PASTORATE OF JAMES RICHARDS, D. D. 



was paid to John Mills, Sall'y Treasurer, 
and $6.24, the surplus, said Gerin retained 
in his hands, by order of Jacob Arnold, Att,y 
for Said Lum, said Gerin to credit Lum to- 
wards money due him from said Lum. 

[Trustees, 13 Nov., 1807.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at Grover Goes, the 13 Nov'r 
1807 ; present the President, Mr. Mills, 
Mr. Johnson, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Pierson, 
Mr. Lindley. 

Voted that Messers. Johnson and Ogden 
be a committee to settle the treasurer, acc't 
with the Parrish, and acc'ts generally with 
the trustees. 

Voted that John C. Willing be paid by 
Mill his acc't ag't the parrish in the parrish 
meeting house books, the principle only. 

Voted that Mr. Mills take an obligation 
with security of Mr. Stevenson, for the In- 
terest now due to the parrish from him. 

[Parish, 24 March, 1808.] At a parrish 
meeting held at the Presbeterian Church 
on 24 march, 1808 ; Jno. Kinney, modera- 
tor, Timo. I. Lewis, Clerk. 

Voted that one of the Seats reserved for 
deaf people. No. 31. be rented from this 
time to 12 of Sept'r next. 

Voted that the Trustees procure an esti- 
mate of the expense of painting inside of 
the Church, lettering of the Seats, repair- 
ing of the clock, and ascertaining whether 
the Clock can carry three hands and the 
expense of them. Resolved that the busi- 
ness ot the meeting be adj'd to the Second 
Wednesday in April next, at three in the af- 
ternoon. 

[Parish, 13 april, 1808.] At a meeting of 
the Parrish held at the Church in morris 
town, on 13 ap'r, 1808, by adjournment, Ed- 
ward Condict, Esq'r., moderator ; Henry 
King, Clerk. 

On motion of Dr. Condict, Resolved that 
the appointment of two of the Trustees 
shall be vacated Annually, from and after 
the yearly parrish meeting to be holden in 
Sept'r next ; and, that it may be asser- 
tained in what order their respective ap- 
pointments shall become vacant, be it fur- 
ther resolved that the said Trustees be, 
and they are hereby, requested to divide 
themselves into three classes, the two first 
classes consisting of two members each 
9nd the third of three members ; the term 



of the first class to Expire at the time be- 
fore mentioned; of the second class, one 
year thereafter; and of the third, one year 
after the expiration of the second. 

And be it resolved that, at the Annual 
meeting of the Parrish before mentioned, 
the Congregation shall procede to fill the 
vacancies which shall happen in pursuance 
of the above resolution; and that occa- 
sional vacancies by Death or resignation 
shall be filled as heretofore. 

Richard Johnson & Jonathan Ford re- 
signed their offices as Trustees, whereupon 
Richard Johnson was reappointed ; Silas 
Condict, in place of Jonathan Ford resigned, 
and Jacob Smith, in place of George Tucker, 
Dec't., were also appointed Trustees. 

Resolved that the Trustees be authorised 
to pay Mr. Richards the ballance due him 
oute of any money in their hands, or com- 
promise by paying him the Interest on Said 
ballance. 

Resolved that a Subscription be set on 
foot by the Trustees to purchase a new 
Clock with three faces, & lay the same be- 
fore the next annual parrish meeting. 

[Trustees, 18 April, 1808.] A meeting 
of the Trustees at the house of G. Coe ; 
present John Mills, Jon'n Ogden, Benj'n 
Pierson & Daniel Lindsly; when Richard 
Johnson, Silas Condict & Jacob Smith at- 
tended and took the oaths required by Law 
as Trustees. The Trustees then proceeded 
to the choice of a president, and appointed 
John Mills their president for the time be- 
ing. 

Trustees, 2 June, [1808.] At a meeting 
of the Trustees at Grove Goes, Mr. Person 
absent. Mr. Mills and Mr. Johnson ap- 
pointed a Committee to meet the Commit- 
tee of the Board of Chosen Freeholders for 
the County, respecting the building erected 
by Moses Estey on the Courthouse lot. 

[Trustees, 31 Aug., 1808.] At a meeting 
of Trustees, at the house of Grover Coe, 
Mr. Person absent. Mr. Mills and Mr. John- 
son, a committee appointed to meet a com- 
mittee from the board of chosen Freehold- 
ers of the County of Morris, respecting the 
building erected by Moses Estey. Esq'r, 
Reported that they had met with Said Com- 
mittee, who disagreed to the proposal made 
by the Trustees. 



TRUSTEES' BOOK. 



237 



Mr. Mills, from the Committe for Selling 
forfited Seats in the Meeting house, Report- 
ed that they had Sold at publick vendue, at 
a parish meeting which was duly Advertised 
& publick notice given, which vendue be- 
gan on the 24th day of inarch, 1808, and a 
part of the Sales adjourned to the 13th 
Apriel : the Seats Sold were as follow : f No. 
77, below, of Jehabod Coopers, Sold to Da- 
vid Cooper for $14.20. f of No. 58, below, 
of Jabez Condicts, Sold to Abner Whitehead 
for $15.00. I of No. 50, in Gal'y, of Jabez 
Condicts, Sold to Jacob Tingler for $7.00. 
^ ot No. 40, in Gal'y, of John Coplins, Sold 
to Thomas Gering for $6.85. ^ of No. 69, 
below, of Philip Eastens, Sold to George 
Emmel for $1 1.00. ^ of No. 62. below, of 
Timothy Fairchilds, Sold to Jacob Smith 
for $30.05. J No. 45, in Gal'y, of Silas Hath- 
away, Sold to Isaac Lewis for $[.50. \ No. 
57, in Gal'y, of Jeptha Wades, Sold to Moses 
Sayr for 81.30. 

How the amount of the above Sales were 
Setled may be Seen in the Sallery book and 
the Trustees book of Accounts. 

[Parish, 15 Sept. 1808.] 15th Sept'r., 
1808. A parish Meeting was this day held, 
agreeable to publick notice from the pulpit 
last Sabbath, when Deacon Gilbert Allen 
was chosen Moderator, and Lewis Condict, 
Clerk. 

John Mills, one ofiho Trustees, present- 
ed a Subscription, circulated by order of the 
last parish meeting, the object of which was 
to purchase a new Town Clock. Ordered 
to lie on the table, & that the Trustees cir- 
culate it at their discretion in future. 

Voted that Mr. Richards be paid Ninety 
dollars instead of firewood for this year. 

John Mills, in behalf of the Trustees, re- 
ported a Statement in writing of the funds 
of the Congregation, to which is Subjoined 
a Statement of the Ministers Sallary, the 
ajnount of the assessments on the Seats in 
the meeting house, & a deficiency of the 
Same to defray the annual Sallary. Mooved 
& seconded that the annuities on pews and 
Seats be encreased, for the ensuing year, at 
the rate of Resolved that the 

further Consideration of the matter be pos- 
poned to the next parish meeting, to be 
held at this place three weeks from this 
day. 
[P.\RISH, 6 Oct., 1808.] 6th Oct'r., 1808. 



At a parish held this day, ageeeable to pub- 
lick notice & adjournment. Deacon Gilbert 
Allen was chosen Moderator, & Peter A. 
Johnson, Clerk. 

A motion that was made at last parish 
meeting wether the annuities on the pews 
& Seats be raised or not, was carried in the 
negative. 

Moovd & voted that a Subscription be 
opened, and circulated by Joseph Lewis, 
for raising money to make up a deficiency 
which now appears on our Ministers Sallery, 
and report at next parish meeting. 

Moovd & Seconded whether Mr. Richards 
Sallary Shall be raised or not; &, if raised, 
how much, and in what way. Resolved that 
this motion lie over untill next parish meet- 
ing. 

Adjourned to this day two weeks. 

[Parish, 20 Oct. 1808.] 2oOctr.,i8o8. At 
a parish meeting held this day by adjourn- 
ment & publick notice ; Henry Vail, Moder- 
ator, and Silas Condit, Clerk : when the 
Trustees Sold at vendue one half of Seat 
No. 30, below in the meetinghouse, former- 
ly the property of Ezra Halsey, to Peter A 
Johnson for 35 dollars; and Seat No. 46. 
formerly Benoni Hathaways, to Edward 
Mills for 56 dollars ; the meeting then ad- 
journed to thursdaythe loth day of Novem- 
ber next at 2 oclock, P. M. 

[Parish, 10 Nov. 1808. J 10 Novr, 1808. 
At a parish meeting held this day, Simeon 
Broadwell, Moderator, & Peter A. Johnson, 
Clerk. Voted that three Seats each Side of 
the meetinghouse, in the corner where the 
negroes now Set, be converted in two pews, 
and be done in 2 weeks from this day, and 
the Trustees to fix a Sallary to the same. 
The Trustees Sold at vendue one half Seat 
No. 91, that was Moses Shipmans, to Joseph 
Johnson for seven dollars. The meeting 
then adjourned to 24th this month. [There 
is no record of a meeting on the 24th Nov. 
1808; that of 12 April, 1809, follows im- 
mediately below the entry just given.] 

[Parish, 12 April, 1809.] 12th April, 1809. 
At a parish meeting held this day, at the 
meetinghouse ; Edward Condit, Moderator, 
Nathl Bull, Clerk. 

On motion. Shall Mr. Richards Sallary be 
raised to a Sum Sufficient to Support him- 
self & family ? was carried unanimously. 
On motion that there should be an ad- 



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238 



PASTORATE OF JAMES RICHARDS, D. D. 



dition to Mr. Richards's Sallary Annually 
the Sum of three hundred & thirty five 
dollars, from the 12th of September last: 
which was carried unanimously, Except 2 
votes; and a Committee apointed to wate 



chosen Moderator, & Timothy Lewis, Clerk ; 
when the following resolutions were passed 
unanimously. 

Resolved that a Committee of three per- 
sons be appointed as Commissioners to re- 



on Mr. Richards immediately and inform I present this Congregation at the Ensuing 
him of the above proceedings, viz. Jonas 1 meeting of presbytery, at Elizabethtown ; & 
Philips, Jon'n Ford, Henry \'ail & Jno. ; that they be instructed not to oppose Mr. 
Mills. Richards's Removal ; & that they lay be- 

Voted that the Trustees, instead of raising fore Presbytery the proceeding ofthe last 
the Sallery on the Seats & pews in the meet- parish meeting, at which time Mr. Richards 
inghouse, do Circulate a Supscription intention to leave us was not known ;& that 
through the parish, for raising the addition the Committee be instructed to make and 
made to Mr. Richardss Sallary, provided he ' lay before Presbytery, Such extracts from 
continue with us. 1 the proceedings of this parish as they may 

[Parish, 24 April 1809.J 24th April 1809, ' deem necessarj'. 
at a parish meeting, held at the request of. Voted that John Mills, Henry Vail and 
Mr. Richards & in pursuance of publick no- Lewis Condict be the Committee for .that 
tice, the Revd. Matthew L. Ferine was purpose. 



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CORRECTIONS. 

A few errors have been discovered in pre- 
vious numbers of The Record, for the cor- 
rection of which the present offers a favor- 
able opportunity. 

LIST of ruling elders. 

Pages 34 and 35. 

John Lindslej" met with Session 29 June, 
1752 Is there not an error in the date of 
his death as there given } 

Abner Beach, the sixth n.ime on this list 
and also on that of Mr. Barnes, should 
probably be eiased. The onl)' reason now 
apparent for calling him an Elder is the fact 
that in the minute recording his suspension , 
(the only place where he is mentioned,) he is 
stj'led "a member of our Body." But, as 
Dr. Johnes elsewhere uses the word Body to 
designate the Church membership, it seems 
insufficient evidence for tlie conclusion that 
he here includes Abner Beach in the Ses- 
sion by this term. 

Joseph Prudden, Jr. is first mentioned as 
an Elder in 1783, not 1785. Isaac Prudden, 
Samuel Freeman, Jesse Cutler, and Mat- 
thias Crane do not appear till 1795; ^*'- 
Barnes' Manual says they were" first in of- 
fice between 1792 and 1795." 

David Lindsley appears for last time at 
meeting of Session, 23 Ma}', 1733, not 11 
Dec. 1832; and was dismissed May, 1833, to 
New Vernon, where he died 15 Nov., 1858. 



CORRECTIONS. 



239' 



James Stevenson should be recorded as 
appearing last at Session meeting 28 Oct., 
1807 ; he is not mentioned even among the 
absentees after 3 May, 1809. 

Stephen Young was dismissed to the 2d 
Church 26 Jan., 1841, and Lewis Mills at the 
same time, but the latter returned 24 Feb., 
1848. 

The name of Francis Johnes should be in- 
serted after that of Peter A. Johnson, as he 
was elected an Elder at the same time with 
the four whose names precede, I4Ma5^ 1812; 
although not ordained with them, " being 
on a journey at the time," according to the 
record, but ordained 4 Mar., 1814, and pres- 
ent at one meeting of Session, that of 22 
April, 1814. The fact that he met once with 
the Session gives his name aright to a place 
in the list along with the name of George 
K. Drake, since the latter never attended 
even one Session meeting. 

Jonathan Oliver met last with Session 11 
Dec, 1832, not 23 May, 1833. 

Jonathan Thompson and John B. Johnes, 
M. D., resigned 7 April, not 30 March, 1836, 

John W. Cortelyou met last with Session 
22 May, instead of 20 Feb., 1834. 



Jane Meeker, wife of Matthias, received 
; d. I Mar., 1815. 



MEMBERS. 

Matt, (not Zach.) 



Fairchild s 



Rebecca, 
wife, page 20. 

Hannah Lindley, page 68, wife of Junia, 
received 19 Aug., 1759, is recorded as having 
died 8 Dec, 1779, but this death was that of 
Hannah, wife of Joseph Lindsley. 

Zophar Freeman, received i Nov., 1764, 
was an Elder and dismissed to Chatham, 26 
Aug., 1825. 

Benoni Hathaway and Damaiis, his wife; 
should be added to the roll under date of 9 
Nov., 1766 ; Damaris died 24 Feb., 1829. 

Martha Emmell, wife of George, should 
be added to roll under date of i Sept., 1786, 
she died 23 Feb., 1845. 

Nathanael Beers should be added, 6 May 
1787 ; died 1825. 

The following 8 names, which appear on 
rolls prepared by Mr. Fisher and Mr. Barnes, 
have not been identified with any hitherto 
published. 

Prucia (Meeker), widow of Wm. Woodruff, 
wrongly given as Jerusha in Mr. Barnes' 
Manual, received on certificate, 1798, 



Sarah Post, wife of Wm., received on conf. 
3 June, 1792. 

Phebe Burnet, wife of John, received on 
cert. 5 March, 1795 ; died 1861. 

Rachel Enslee, wife of Wm., conf. i Jan., 
1797 ; d. 4 Aug., 1843, aet. 46. 

Marj^ Williams, wife of Matthias, conf. 24. 
Sept., 1797. 

Elizabeth Fairchild, wife of Joseph, conf. 
3 July, 1808 ; dismissed Jan., 1848. 

Mary Day, wife ot David, conf. 4 Sept., 
1808. 

Page 149. Phebe Kinney, died Feb., 1820. 
Anna Phoenix, died 12 March, 
1854. 
" Martha Lindsly, dismissed. 

Rhoda Lindsly, died April, 1857. 

aet. 92. 
Abigail Chariot, married Robert 
Gillespie, 11 May, 1801. 
" Polly Ay res, appears on Mr. 

Fisher's roll as Polly King, 
wife of John Da}'. 
" Patty Shipman, dismissed into 

Sussex, 1809. 
" Ruth Pierson, on Mr. McDow- 

ell's roll is marked " died 16 
Sept., 1814." 
" Anna Byram, died 1818. 

" Sally Btll, married George Tem- 

pleton, 18 Dec, 1802, died 1839. 
" Abigail Condit Whitehead, dis- 

missed May. 1816. 
'• Nancy Bowen, married Wm. 

Hyer, 22 July, 1805, and dis- 
missed to Meth. Church. 
" Nancy Douglass, married Joseph 

Wheeler, 17 Feb., 1808. 
Page 157. Huldah Byram, married Loammi 
Moore, dismissed to East 
Bloomfield, i Mar., 1842. 
" Abner Pierson, dismissed to 

Baskingridge. 
" Abraham Ball, dismissed to 2d 

Ch., 26 Jan., 1841. 
" Eunice Casterline, dismissed to 

Chatham, 
" Sarah Peck, dismissed to 2d Ch., 

26 Jan., 1841. 
" Phebe Freeman, married Johri 

Burnet, d. 1861. 



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CORRECTIONS. 



Page 157. Eunice Fairchild, dismissed Oct., 
1815. 
" Phebe Condnor, was Phebe 

Chitester before marriage. 
Hannah Sutton, married Wm. 
Bedell, and died 12 Sept., 1812. 
" John Smith, dis. to 2d Ch., 26 

Jan., 1841. 
Polly Phillips, died 2 July, 181 1. 
Page 165. Abraham Hedges, dis. to Bottle 
Hill, 1 Sept., 1825. 
" Phebe Hedges, dis. to Bottle 

Hill, I Sept., 1825. 
Sally Johnson, died 17 April, 

1837. 
" Eunice Johnson, mar. Silas Mills, 

joined Bap. Ch. 
•' Add name of Mehitable Tunis, 

wf. of Stephen, reed 20 June, 

1803. 
" Phebe Turner, dis. to 2d Ch., 26 

Jan., 1841. 
" Sally Ferris, wid, of Archibald; 

d. 13 April, 1841. 
" Matsy Condit, died 22 Oct., 1820. 

Page 193. Susan Byram, dis. to Carmine St. 

Ch., N. Y. City, 17 Aug. 1839. 
" Lydia Guerin, dis. to 2d Ch., 30 

Oct., 1841. 
" Jared D. Filer, "from ye Cong. 

of Pleasant Valley," "ordain- 
ed;' later Prof, in Princeton 

Col. 
Rebecca Willis, dis. to 2d Ch., 

Newark, 2 June, 1830. 
" John Campfield. dis. to Hanover, 

4 Mar., 1839. 
" Mary Munson, died 1820. 

" Mary Campfield, died Feb., 1833 

H.\LFWAY .MF.MP.ERS. 

1747, Nov. 8, Capt. Benj. Hathaway's son 
and son's wife. 

1752, July 7, Junia Lindsley. 

1764, July I, Dan'l Carmichael and Bath- 
sheba his wf. 

1771, July 2r, Rachael, wf. of Jabish Rodg- 
ers ; see Baptisms of July 5. 

1775, Jan. 10. Ezek. Crane, Bap. and Eu- 
nice his wf. renewed cov. 

1786, Sept. I, not July 31, Martha, George 
Emmel's wf. 

1791, Oct. 6, Gabriel Ford and Frances 
Gwaldo, his wf. 



BAPTISM.S. 

1745, Dec. 8, Bathiah. wf. of Nat. Wheler. 

1748, July 31, Stephen Mahurin, ch. Sam- 
uel, not Sarah. 

1749, Aug. 6, Joseph Moore, not Mears. 
1754, April I, Shadrack Howard, not Hal- 
ward. 

1754, Dec. 30, Joseph Pierson, not Josiah. 

1757, April 17, John Robard (or Roberts) 
not Robond. 

1758, Mar. 12, Stephen Hedges, not Hod- 
ges. 

1763, Mar. 5, Joseph Stiles, not Stites, Jun. 
and wf., ch. John, not Benjamin. 

1763, Mar. 5, add. Christopher Wood and 
wf., ch. Benjamin, born 9 Jan., I763. 

1763, July 29, Caleb Munson, not Manson. 

1766, Mar. 10, Nathaniel Condict andwf. , 
ch. Sarah, not David. 

1767, Aug. 16, Moses Pierson, not Prudden. 
1767, Aug. 23, Ebenezar Stiles, not Stites. 

1770, May 27, Daniel, not David, Carmi- 
chael. 

1771, Jan. 4, ch. Jacob born 19 March, 
not Nov. 1 1, 1770. 

1771, May 5, Samuel Pierson. 
1773, June 27, John Gwinnup not Winnup. 
1776, July 28, Lydia, not Mary, wid. of. 
1778, Aug. 2, Mary, wf. of. &c. born 
Feb. 17, 1757, not 1775. 

1781, Nov. 19, to children of Nicholas 
Carter add Phebe, born 17 Feb., 1775. 

1782, Jan. 4, add 3 adults, Jacob Simson, 
Elizabeth Brown and Ruth Tompkins. 

1782, April 21, add Lindsly Burnet and 
wf., ch. Benajah, born 2 Jan., 1782. 

1783, Aug. I, add Caleb Munson and wf's 
grandch. Phebe Goodwin, born 26 Nov., 
1782. 

1784, May 9, Dea. Joseph, not John. Prud- 
den' ch. Stephen Ayrs, born 5 April, 1784. 

1784, add. May 13, David Hoppen and wf., 
ch. Gideon, born 24 Feb., 1784. 

1786, June 18, add Silas Gildersleeve and 
wf., ch. Sarah, born 5 May, 1786. 

1787, June 10, John Pool not Paul. 

MARRIAGE.S. 

1747, Sept. 17, Preserve Primrose. 

1748, May 25, Catharine Muir, instead of 
Catheront Mace. 

1760, Jan. 31, Phebe Armstrong, not Ann 
Strong. 

1769, Aug. 29, Usual, not Ursula, Coe. 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN. N. J. 

"This shall me Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 ; 18. 



Volume III. 



FEBRUARY. 1883. 



NUiMBER 2. 



[Printed with the Approval of the Session.] 



THE RECORD 

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In the Record for January an error oc- 
curs in the statement of the death of Mrs. 
Catharine Smith, afterwards Mrs. David 
Mills. Mrs. Mills died in 1865 and not in 1855. 

A great favor will be conferred upon the 
editor if any person discovering mistakes 
will report them. Proper corrections will 
always be made. 



A very strange omission occurred in the 
mention of the names of the pastors of the 
church, made in the last number of The 
Record. It was an inadvertence very much 
regretted. No notice was made of the 
Rev'd Orlando L. Kirtland. It was simply 
an oversight, entirely accidental. Mr. 
Kirtland was installed March 23, 1837, and 
dismissed August 26, 1841, becoming then 
the first pastor of the South Street Presby- 
terian church of this city. The request 
made for facts and information relative to 
our former pastors is renewed, especially 
with reference to Mr. Kirtland. This 
saintly minister of God cannot be forgotten. 

The first and second volumes of the 
Record may be had upon application to 
either Mr. James R. Voorhees, Mr. Wm. 
D. Johnson, or to Francis L. Whitehead, 
the sexton of the church. 

Price 75 cents, each volume. 



REV. JOHN ABBOTT FRENCH. 
Of the seventeen pastors, who have min- 
istered to the First Presbyterian Church, 
five only survive. One of these bears the 
name at the head of this article. He is still 
in the full flush of manhood. He came to 
us in his youth, when he had the hope ot a 
life of usefulness before him, and left us be- 
fore the bloom of that youth had left him. 
We had the freshness of his young life and 
the energy of his opening manhood. The 
few years, which he gave us, were filled with 
the evidences of his desire to serve his 
Master and to benefit his kind. None of 
the present generation who have listened to 
his efforts, will forget him and none speak 
of him but to praise. 

John Abbott French was born at Bosca- 
wen, N. H., in 1840. He was prepared early 
for college in the high school at Nashua, 
N. H., and in 1858, he entered Williams col- 
lege, where he graduated, in 1862. After 
graduation he entered the Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary of N. Y., where he remained 
a short time and finished his theological 
course with the Rev. Charles Robinson, D. 
D., now of the Memorial Church in N. Y. 
He was ordained in 1867, and,"shortly after 
ordination, took charge of the Congrega- 
tional Church, at Flushing, L. I. While 
preaching at Flushing he received a call from 
the First Presbyterian Church of Morris- 
town, N. J., which was accepted and on 
December 21, 1868 he was installed pastor. 
He remained in charge of our church until 
January 31, 1877, when he was transferred 
to the Fourth Presbyterian Church at 
Chicago, succeeding Professor Swing, at 
the close of the Swing and Patton contro- 
versy. His health failing, he resigned in 
January, 1880. Improving his health by 
rest and travel, he became so far restored 
that in October, 1881, he resumed the charge 



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of the Congregational Church at Flushing, 
where he now is. 

The relations between Mr. French and 
his people here in Morristown were pecu- 
liarly pleasant and his memory will long be 
cherished. 

Mr. French possesses great cordiality and 
sprightliness of manner. He has a keen 
sense of the ludicrous and much native wit. 
His ability to clothe his utterances, while 
addressing an audience, when the severe 
rules, which checked him in presenting re- 
ligious truth, could be cast aside, was almost 
marvellous. The irrepressible smile, often 
he merry laugh, were sure to follow his 
addresses when he gave full expression to 
his humor and wit. His wit was never ex- 
ercised at the expense of others. It was 
keen but it never wounded, and never de- 
scended. The smile, the laugh which it ex- 
cited, were never the boisterous merriment 
induced by broad humor, and his wit was 
such, that if he chose, he could make it 
appreciable by all. It was simply a delight 
to see him and hear him in the Sunday 
school, or at some meeting, where children 
formed the larger part of his audience. 

This characteristic of Mr. French was 
born with him ; it was as natural to him as 
the breath he drew. He never abused it, 
but always knew when to use it, and when 
to restrain it. Delightful as it was, to his 
hearers, he lust it when he was in the pul- 
pit. There he was the minister of God, de- 
livering the message of his Master to his 
people. He did not lose the sprightliness 
of manner and matter, which marked his ef- 
forts elsewhere ; that would have been a 
simple impossibility. But he threw around 
his pulpit utterances a dignity, which told 
his hearers, that he, at least, fully felt the 
importance of his position. His sermons 
were rarely, if ever, threatening ; his gen- 
tle nature did not delight in holding up to 
his hearers the terrors of the law. but he 
chose rather to dwell upon the love and 
mercy of the Savior. His efforts were per- 
suasive, full of similes and comparisons, 
in which he peculiarly delighted, and which 
he invested with a directness of purpose, a 
fitness of adaptation, and a propriety in their 
application to the subject in hand, which 
charmed and never failed to arrest attention. 

His command of language was great, and 



his selection of words, with a view to their 
nice adjustment for the proper expression 
of his ideas, seemed intuitive. It is barely 
probable that his power, in that direction, 
was the consequence of study; but he so 
seized the subtle differences in the meaning 
of words that it appeared as if his was an in- 
herent ability. 

He was particularly successful in those 
subjects, in which fancy and imagination 
could be made subservient to his purpose. 
His was the fanc\' which delighted in trac- 
ing similes between natural scenes and 
those higher thoughts which lead man from 
nature to nature's God. His was the im- 
agination which, with metaphor and figure, 
charged home upon the conscience of the 
sinner, taught him his duty to repent and 
believe, showed the mercy of God, the love 
of the Savior, and enforced all those in- 
ducements, which can be brought to bear 
upon sinful man, to change the evil of his 
ways and become reconciled with an offend- 
ed Deit}'. His eyes were always open to the 
scenes which surrounded him, and the quick 
play of his fancy readily seized upon an3' 
event, and passing it through the crucible 
of his brain, made it subservient for the en- 
forcement of a truth. The play of the 
moonlight, following the foot of the rambler 
upon the shore of the ocean ; the eddying 
stream ; the little inlet, into which the 
creeping waves came with ripple and shim- 
mer, to gladden and brighten ; the same 
wave, caught in its retreat, as the tide went 
down, by the obstructing sand, and changed 
from crystal, sparkling health into noisome 
deca}^ the rays of the sunlight on the moun- 
tain side, now caught and obscured by the 
passing cloud, and now coming forth in all 
their glory ; the unshapely mass of unsight- 
ly ore, drawn from the dark mine, submitted 
to the force of art and transmuted into the 
shining metal — how he wove all these and a 
thousand others, like them, taken trom na- 
ture, with a subtle grace and a n;aster hand 
into his sermons, bringing home to heart 
and conscience truth and precept, with a 
power and a charm which logic and argu- 
ment, could not so well have enforced. 

Mr. French was always true to himself, he 
never brought crudities nor inequalities to 
the pulpit ; his sermons were the result of 
study and patient labor, but they were not 



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scholastic, simply derived from books. The 
scholar appeared in them, but they were 
such as could only proceed from a man 
who had a loving heart and a gentle nature. 
He was enthusiastic, but it was enthusiasm 
tempered with wisdom. He was fearless in 
his delivery of truth ; but it was a fearless- 
ness tounded upon love, a love which went 
out for all, and desired by a display of truth, 
though it might sound harsh, to accom- 
plish the best for those who heard. 

It would, indeed, have been most difficult 
for such a mind and such characteristics as 
were possessed by Mr. French, not to 
have left their impress upon our church and 
congregation. They did impress us and 
their influence is with us now and will 
long linger with us. 

He gained the respect of all, he won the 
love ot all. His flock were happy under 
his ministry, happj' in their young pastor 
and he was happ\' in his people, in his min- 
istrations to them and happy in the many 
manifestations of love he received from 
them. His presence was a delight to all. The 
eyes of the scholars in the Sunday school 
flashed with joy as his slender form appear- 
ed among them, and his bright, laughing 
glance beamed upon them. They expected 
something pleasant from their pastor and he 
never failed them. 

Our church has been peculiarly blessed 
in its pastors, but none of them all will be 
remembered with greater affection than 
John Abbott French. 

The first number ol the Palladium of 
Liberty was published at Morristown, Thurs- 
day, March 30, 1808. Jacob Mann was its 
first editor and publisher, Mr. Mann's ad- 
dress to the public, which occupies the first 
two columns of the first page, closes thus, 
" I therefore pledge myself to the patrons of 
this paper, that its columns shall never be 
pointed with sentiments derogatory to na- 
tional unanimity — at variance ^vith truth or 
injurious to private reputation ; but as far 
as m}' judgment will direct me, I shall en- 
deavor to strengthen the just maxim, that 
a free press is The Palladium of Lib- 
erty." 

The paper was printed "<?« the Green." 
All of the four pages, except one smgle col- 
umn, were devoted to n«ws, to original 



poetry and communications. One column 
alone was all that was required for adver- 
tisements. There was soon, however, a 
change in this feature, as nearly a whole 
page in subsequent issues was devoted to 
that kind of literature. The paper began its 
publication at a most stirring period in the 
history of the world. Thomas Jeff"erson was 
President of the United States, James Mad- 
ison, Secretary of State, and James Monroe, 
Minister at the British Court. Bonaparte, 
or, Buonaparte, as he was invariably called in 
the newspapers of the day, both in Europe 
and in this country ; was in the full tide of 
victory. The celebrated " Orders of Coun- 
cil" h?kdheQn made in the preceding No- 
vember. There were serious fears of a rup- 
tuie between England and the United 
States. In the first number news from 
Europe, happening there from January 28th 
to February 6th, were published, making an 
interval of nearl}' two months, during 
which no information was received from the 
old country. The paper is remarkable, cer- 
tainly, for one feature. It is wanting en- 
tirely in any news of events happening 
either in town or county ; not a single item 
of gossip, no mention of wedding dresses 
nor wedding gifts. An exa mination of its 
columns, when it appeared at the time of 
the installati on of the Rev. Dr. Fisher, gave 
no information whatever of that event. 

It contains some ad veitisemtnts, which 
show the difficulties and delays connected 
with a trip then to New York, compared 
with the ease and swiftness with which the 
journey can be made to-day. May 30, 1808, 
John Halsey advertises that " having fur- 
nished himself with a pair of good horses, 
and a careful driver, he intends to run a 
stage from Morris-Town to Elizabeth-Town- 
Point, which will start from his house in 
Morris-Town on Mondays, Wednesdays and 
Fridays at 6 o'clock in the morning of each 
day, so as to arrive at the Point for the 
first boat and return on each succeeding 
day." Fare one Dollar. "The driver will 
leave New York with the first boat on the 
returning days." "The Four Horse Stage 
will run to Powles-Hook as usual, that is, 
on Tuesdays and Fridays in each week, so 
that passengers can be accommodated in 
either Stage." 

Mr. Martin, " lately from New York," 



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May 23, 1808, " informs the Ladies and Gen- 
tlemen of Morris-Town and its vicinity, 
that he will open his French Schools on 
Thursday, the 26th inst., horn Jive to eight in 
the fnorning for young men, and from nine 
to twelve for young ladies." 

April 14, 1808, the death of John Newton 
is thus noticed : 

"On the evening of the 21st December 
last, in the 83d year of his age, the Rev. 
John Newton, Rector of St. Mary, Wool- 
north, Lombard street, London. He was 
29 years Rector of that Parish, and had for- 
merly been a long time Curate of Olney, 
Bucks. 

He was the intimate friend of the celebra- 
ted Cowper, as may be seen in Mr. Newton's 
preface to Cowper's poems ; and while liv- 
ing together at Olney. these two composed 
the well-known Olney Hymns, which are 
certainly among the best extant. 

Mr. Newton is well known by his numer- 
ous works, among which are his ' Omicron 
Letters.' These were the first he published 
and were universally admired. He had a 
peculiarly happy talent at letter writing, 
and his epistolary style has justly been con- 
sidered a model. His works have under- 
gone several editions in England and Scot- 
land and have also been published in Amer- 
ica." 

Immediately following this notice of Mr. 
Newton s death, is an announcement by the 
editor, that he had issued proposals for 
printing the works of Mr. Newton in nine 
volumes, Duodecimo, at the low price of 
seven dollars a complete set. Each volume 
was to contain 340 pages, and was to be is- 
sued every two months " or thereabouts." 
This edition was actually published, and no 
doubt is in the possession of some of the 
families of the congregation. Will not some 
one, possessing a cop3^ place it in the Li- 
brary ? 

The intense patriotism ol Mr. Mann is ap- 
parent in almost every line, certainly upon 
every page of his paper. It is quite inter- 
esting to notice the manner in which 
events, then crowding fast upon each other, 
and which have since become recognized 
as decisive upon subsequent history, were 
received. Mr. Mann was a close observer, 
and, in his intense love of country, he did 
not fail to give full expression to his views 



as in his opinion those events might affect 
the interests of the Republic. 

Much interesting matter will be found in 
the Palladium, and reference may hereafter 
be made to it to show change and progress, 
and how our ancestors thought and lived, 

PULPIT ECHOES. NO. 1. 

A wise man, like Socrates ; a powerful 
executive, like Caesar; an enthusiastic 
philanthropist, like Howard, continues to 
exert a certain sway over all the genera- 
tions that remember the thoughts and deeds 
of such a heroic leader. But the influence 
of Jesus Christ in the world to-day is as 
real and active and direct as the mysterious 
influence of the sun upon vegetation. Yes, 
that is but a faint figure. It is more than 
an influence ; it is a personality. The work 
of the Holy Spirit is the work of Jesus 
Christ. We are influenced not merely by a 
memory, or an example, or an inscrutable 
force ; but by the living, present Jesus, our 
Savior, the Son of God. 

Take the inspired idea of Redemption as 
a guide in reading the history of the world. 
As surely as the law of gravity draws the 
water of the mountain springs towards the 
sea, so all the events of time have trended 
to the broad estuary of christian civilization 
where we are now resting. Before the ad- 
vent, patriarch and law giver, priest and 
prophet, the flood and the dispersion, the 
rise and fall of kingdoms, the culture of 
Egypt and Greece, the power of Babylon 
and Rome, famine and plenty, the regular 
course of the heavenly bodies, and the won- 
derful Star of the East — all events are seen 
now to have been the preparation of the 
world for the advent of its Redeemer. 

Upon no other principles can subsequent 
history be explained. What but Redemp- 
tion reveals an intelligible purpose in the 
conversion of the Roman Empire and its 
overthrow.? — that thus both the civilized 
states around the Mediteranean, and the 
barbarous hordes of pagan Europe, might 
learn the story of the Cross. 

What but a Redemptive aim can account 
for the occurrences of the i6th century.? — 
the revival of learning, the invention of 
printing, the opening of a new world, th» 
Reformation ; all factors in the establish- 
ment of vigorous christian nations. 



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i3 



The present century will be most memor- 
able for two things : the marvellous achiev- 
ments of physical science, and the enthu- 
siasm of missions. Why were the secrets of 
steam, electricity and chemistry — which 
now, though still in the infancy of their de- 
velopment, have so stimulated industry 
and commerce as to bring the ends of the 
earth nearer together than Rome and Jeru- 
salem were in the days of the apostles — 
why were these potent secrets kept hidden 
from man until the Reformation had crys- 
talized into enduring forms and begun to 
exhibit an unprecedented missionary zeal } 
Why, unless the Son of God is ruling in all 
things so that the good news of Redemp- 
tion shall go forth to every creature in all 
the world. 

In the light of the gospel of Redemption, 
past and present display one, grand, benefi- 
cent purpose for the future of mankind. If 
the pessimists, whether professed infidels 
like Shopenhauer and Hartmann or pro- 
fessed Christians like the Plymouth Breth- 
ren, would read the signs of the times, as 
Jesus bade us do, their creed for humanity 
would not be, " The goal of Christian civ- 
ilization is barbarism ; Christ is surrender- 
ing the world to Satan ;" but, instead, they 
would be praising the Redeemer, who makes 
each new dispensation of his grace wider 
and more effective than the last. If the ma- 
terialists could be induced to read the indel- 
ible marks of design on the face of the 
heavens, on the rocks of the earth, in the 
historic life of man, they would discard a 
creed which makes Eden a frog-pond, and 
whose gospel has been aptly called by 
Carlyle, " the gospel of dirt." If the 
Christian, who does not believe in foreign 
missions, were more desirous of learn- 
ing his Lord's will in the signs of the times, 
he would perceive that the secrets of steam, 
electricity and chemistry, with all the ma- 
terial benefits they bring, were not disclos- 
ed for our selfish indulgence, but, on the 
contrary, are the wards of the providential 
key with which the doors of heathen souls 
are being opened. By thus opening doors 
our Lord himself beckons for our prayers 
and our self-denying gifts, to send the mes- 
sage of Redemption within. 

The Redemptive aim of Providence is in- 
dividual as well as general. It must be so. 



A machine cannot be manufactured, an 
army cannot be marshalled, without design- 
ing and constructing each smallest part, 
without drilling each common soldier, for 
special adjustment to the plan that covers 
the whole. W/tosoever will may receive the 
new life, may share the glory of the redeem- 
ed. Do all the Christian influences which 
have surrounded each one of us, from the 
cradle to the present moment, go for noth- 
ing.' In whose ears has not the word of 
life sounded .5 With whom has the Holy 
Spirit not striven long } Look back 
over the way you have come and see if the 
trend of the whole has not been to show 
you the vanity of this world and the value 
of your soul, to reveal your need of pardon 
and the hope of it in Christ Jesus, to ex- 
hibit your own weakness and sin and the 
power and holiness to be had through faith 
in the Redeemer. 

There are times, indeed, in the lives of 
sincere Christians, when providence is dark 
and bitter and hard. But redemption and 
suffering are not incompatible ; suffering is 
the heroic drill for perfection ; our Redeem- 
er himself was made perfect through suffer- 
ing. A child does not appreciate the love 
which prompted its mother to govern it by 
painful discipline. But the child, grown to 
be a man, whose character has thus been 
built up in noblest principles, looks into 
the placid eyes, or stands over the grave of 
that mother, with a heart full of tender grat- 
itude for the love that did not shrink from 
keenest pain to herself in giving him the 
painful discipline which has made him noble 
and godly. An infinitely greater love, even 
that of our crucified Redeemer, sends trial 
and chastisement, affliction and tribulation, 
into the earthly lives of his disciples for 
their eternal good. Now we see through a 
glass darkly, and often murmur that our 
Lord deals so severely with us ; but when 
we shall see him face to face, the wisdom 
and the love in all his providence will shine 
out clear and bright; and we shall praise 
Him because all things have worked tor 
our redemption. 

CHRIST'S INCARNATION. 

Christ took our nature on him, not that he 
'Bove all things lov'd it for the puritie ; 
No, but he drest him with our humane trim 
Because our flesh stood most in need of him. 



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THE RECTOR'S ASSISTANT 

is welcome. It is an excellent church paper, 
a credit to its editor and his parish. Its 
reference, in the last issue, to the Rev. Mr. 
Greens sermon, on church worship, is pe- 
culiarly graceful, and has the true Christian, 
brotherly spirit. With this spirit ever ani- 
mating the various denominations, there 
could be no contentions, no strife, but one, 
and that who should serve the Master in 
the best manner. 



The Presbyterians in Fredonia are a 
wide-awake people. The Fredonia Presby- 
terian is a bright, spicy publication of ten 
pages, full of Presbj'terian news and pub- 
lished monthly. Its proprietors promise to 
issue one thousand copies monthly, and do 
not require pa3'ment as a condition for 
sending the paper, but leave its' support to 
voluntarj'^ contributions. It states some 
facts which deserve notice. The salaries of 
all the ministers in the United States 
amount to six million of dollars. Dogs cost 
seventy millions ; lawyers, thirty-five mil- 
lions ; over six hundred milltons are expend- 
ed annually for tobacco and twice that sum 
for liquors. 

We will always be glad to receive the Fre- 
dotiia Presbyteria)i. 

Our good friend and former pastor, Rev'd 
R. S. Green, of course, would not be satis- 
tied, in his new field of labor, if he did not 
fill up his time with useful work. So he 
edits and issues his excellent church or- 
gan " Our Church at Work." An exceed- 
ingly appropriate name, for the paper shows 
conclusively that the Lafayette Street Pres- 
byterian church at Buffalo, is a most indus- 
trious organization, fully alive, alert and 
abounding in every good word and work, 
Irom pastor down. 

The paper is an eight-page issue, well 
printed, and like all that Mr. Green does, is 
well edited, and shows a lively interest in all 
matters pertaining to church labor. Our 
Church at Work will always receive a hearty 
welcome in Morristown. 

So many congratulations crowd upon the 
KKCORD.at Its reappearance, that their very 
wealth embarrasses. They come from the 
great West, from the North, from our own 



State and now Morristown has added its 
word of greeting. Is this the result of con- 
spiracy, or does the Rfxord, really, de- 
serve it all } 

The West always gives words of hearty 
cheer ; the north never flatters ; staid New 
Jersey, severely just, should speak the 
truth. What shall be said then to the 
greeting of the Banner, so warm in its con- 
gratulations ; so strong in its commenda- 
tions, both ot paper and editor.' All are 
received with thanks and will act as incen- 
tives to future effort. 

Will kind friends, who make such gener- 
ous donations, please accept hearty thanks. 
It would afford great pleasure to mention 
names, but the liberal giver is alwaj's 
modest. 

One sends fifty dollars ; he is of our kith 
and kin. Another, not worshipping with us. 
bearing another denominational name, but 
always alive to ever3' good word and work 
and ever alert in Christian benevolence, un- 
solicited, donates a smaller amount. 

But the kind words accompanying the gift 
and the kinder sympathy prompting it, add 
a hundred fold to the pecuniary value. 

A pleasant word comes from Cleveland, 
Ohio. So pleasant that it is repeated. 

"The receipt of The Record was a very 
pleasant surprise and 1 wish you every suc- 
cess for its publication." 

The words are few, but they are more 
than encouraging. 

Another good word comes from nearer 
home, from Cranford, N. J. " I assure you," 
saj's our correspondent, " I was pleased 
to receive the Rfxmjrd again. I hope you 
will have as much and greater success than 
the Rev. Mr. Green, who so nobly com- 
menced." 

CHRIST'S ACTION. 

Christ never did so great a work, but there 
His humane nature did in part appeare ; 
Or ne're so meane a peece, but men might 

see 
Therein some beames of his divinitie ; 
So that, in all he did, there did combine 
His humane nature and his part divine. 



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THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Of South Orange, will dedicate their new 
house of worship on Friday evening, Feb'y 
2. 1883. 

The following correspondence speaks for 
itself: 

" South Orange. N. J.. Jan. 25, 1883. 
To the Pastor and Congregation of Morris- 
town First Church : 
The Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church of South Orange, cordially invite 
you to attend the dedication of their new 
house of worship ■ on Friday evening, Feb- 
ruary 2d, 1883, at half-past seven o'clock. 
By order of the session. 

Jas. W. Conrow, 
Edw'd D. Shepard, 

Committee. 
To Messrs. Conrow and Shepard, Committee : 
The old First Church of Morristown re- 
joices in the prosperity which your service 
of c/^^/ra/z'wz bespeaks, and desires to unite 
in vour prayers that the Spirit of God may 
fill your new house of worship with his wis- 
dom and power for the saving and sanctif\'- 
ing of souls through many generations. 
W. Durant, Pastor." 

The teachers in the Sunday schools of 
the various churches in Morristown deserve 
a library. Books of reference, encyclopedias, 
commentaries, church histories and other 
books, useful for Sunday school teaching, 
could be easily procured and in sufficient 
numbers, at comparatively trifling expense. 

Two or three hundred volumes would be 
all that is necessary. Each church, of 
course, could have its independent library. 
If the First Presbyterian church should 
adopt this plan, the books might be placed 
in the study in the chapel. 

But a suggestion comes from a friend of 
Sunday schools worthy of attention, not 
only by reason of its source, but also be- 
cause of the excellence of the suggestion. 

Combine* all the strength of our churches 
and provide a library exclusively for the use 
of the Sunday school teachers of the city 
and make it free to all. In this way the 
necessary number of volumes could be 
readily procured. Doubtless the directors 
of the Library and Lyceum would devote a 
place to them in their building and provide 
means for access to them. If each congre- 



gation have a separate library, some room, 
in connection with thechurch, must be pro- 
vided for the books and some person to 
take charge of them. If the combination 
suggested be formed and a general library 
procured and placed under the charge ot 
the librarian at (he Lyceum, access could 
be had to the books at all times, a pleasant 
place would be at the service of the teachers 
and means provided for full examination 
and reference and for taking extracts and 
notes. 

If thought necessary to procure distinc- 
tive denomin itional books, so much the 
better. Each sect would have its own com- 
mentaries and the others could ascertain 
the opinions held by their fellow Christians 
of different name. More .than one advan- 
tage could be derived from the plan pro- 
posed of a general library. Want of space 
forbids a further discussion of the plan. 
Let the subject be brought to the attention 
of superintendents and teachers and the 
friends of Sunday schools. 



A newspaper was published in Morristown 
prior to the Palladiitm of Liberty, called the 
Genius of Liberty. Some files, perhaps the 
whole of it, may be in the possession of 
some one who would be willing to donate it 
to the Library, or, at least, place it at the 
disposal of the editor of The Record, for a 
short time. A favor will be conferred if this 
can be done. It is hoped that, by an ex- 
amination of its colums, in connection with 
those of the Palladiutn of Liberty, some de- 
fective registries of deaths and marriages 
may be restored. Some of these, about the 
time of the publication of these two papers, 
are missing. 

There were not many newspapers pub- 
lished, in this country at the close of the 
last centurj^ ; but there were a number suf- 
ficeut to show that they had become a 
necessity and that the cammunity was a 
reading one. The citizens of Morris County, 
in Revolutionary times, were overwhelm- 
ingly Whig in their political sentiments. 
They had no organ, so far as is known, 
through which to express their views. For 
news, they depended, generally, on papers 
published in the city of New York. The 
principal one, printed there, was called 
Rivington's Gazette, which was published 



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before and during the Revolution. It 
was intensely loyal to King and Parlia- 
ment. Some of its utterances, indeed its 
general tone, gave great offence to the 
Whigs of Morris County, during the excit- 
ing period, just before the breaking out of 
the war between the Colonies and the 
mother country. The paper and its editor 
were denounced in the severest terms, the 
paper burnt with great indignity, an effigy 
of the proprietor tairedand feathered, and 
other measures taken to show the disgust 
telt at the sentiments uttered by the pub- 
lisher. 

These facts give occasion for some state- 
ments about newspapers, which are taken 
from the Portland "New Northwest." 

The first daily newspaper printed in the 
world, was published and edited by a 
woman named Elizabeth Mallet, in London, 
in 1702. In her address to the public she 
announced as her reason for publishing a 
newspaper, that she desired •' to spare the 
public half the impertinences which the or- 
dinary papers contain." It was to her 
credit that like most enterprizes under- 
taken by women, her paper was leformatory 
in its character. 

The first paper published in America was 
in Massachusetts. It was called the Massa- 
chusetts Gazette and News Letter. After 
the death of the editor his widow edited it 
for two or three years in the most spirited 
manner. It was the only paper that did not 
suspend publication when Boston was be- 
sieged by the British. The widow's name 
was Margaret Craper. 

In 1732, Rhode Island issued its first 
newspaper. It was owned and edited by 
Anna Franklin. She and her two daugh- 
ters did the printing and their servants 
worked the printing press. History tells 
us that for her quickness and correctness 
she was appointed printer to the Colony, 
supplying pamphlets, &c., to the colonial 
officers. She also printed an edition of the 
colonial laws of 340 pages. 

In 1776, Sarah Goddard printed a paper in 
Newport, R. I., ably conducting it; after- 
wards associating with her John Carter. 
The firm was announced as Sarah Goddard 
& Co., she taking the partnership prece- 
dence as was proper and right. 

In 1782 Clementine Reid published a paper 



in Virginia, lavoring the colonial cause and 
greatly offending the Royalists, and two 
years after, another paper was started in the 
interests of the Crown by Mrs. H. Boyle, 
who borrowed the name of Mrs. Reid's 
paper, which was the Virginia Gazette ; 
but Mrs. Boyle's paper was short lived. 
Both of the papers were published in the 
town of Williamsburg. The colonial paper 
was the first newspaper in which the Decla- 
ration of Independence was printed. 

In 1773, Elizabeth Timothy published and 
edited a paper in Charleston, S. C. After 
the Revolution, Anne Timothy became its 
editor, and was appointed State printer, 
which position she held seventeen years. 
Mary Crouch published a paper in Charles- 
ton about the same time, in special opposi- 
tion to the Stamp act. She afterwards re- 
moved her paper to Salem. Mass., and con- 
tinued its publication there for years after. 

Louis Richards, Esq., of Reading, Penna., 
has gathered much information and many 
facts about the genealogy of the Richards 
family in America. Through his kindness 
much of this information has been placed 
at the disposal of the Record. 

It will be used for a sketch of the Rev. 
Dr. James Richards, former pastor of the 
church, which will appear in the March 
number. 

In the meantime a great favor will be 
conferred if ?kX\y one will furnish facts, an- 
ecdotes or other information about Dr. 
Richards. It is desirable to place cor- 
rectly upon record these sketches of the 
men, who have ministered to the church. 



Information received from Hon. A. W. 
Cutler settles a matter about which there 
was no certain knowledge at the time the 
article in the last number of the Record, 
relative to Silas Condict, was written. 
The house now occupied by Mr. Cutler was 
built by his great grand father, Mr. Condict, 
and in it he actually lived. The building 
was erected by Mr Cutler's father, Gen. 
Cutler, for Mr. Condict. 

The house has been altered and improved 
by its present occupant, but the main build- 
ing still remains. 

Solidity in houses as well as in character 
marked the times of our ancestors. 





FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN . N. J. 

" This shall he Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms lo-.; : 18. 



\'OLUME III. 



MARCH. 1883. 



NUMBKR ^. 



[Printed with the Approval of the Session.] 



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Will be published monthly at Morristown. 
N. J. Terms Si-oo per annum, in advance: 

Subscriptions may be made at the book- 
stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, or to 
Messrs. James R. Voorhees and William D. 
Johnson, or by letter addressed to the 
Editor of the Record, Morristown, N. J. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown, 
X. J., as second class matter. 



The Sunday School of the church reports 
as follows for 1882 : 

' Officers : 
William D. Johnson, Superintendent. 

Mahlon Pitney. Assistant Supt. 

P. B. Pierson, Sec'y and Treas. 

O. F. Lozier, Librarian. 

William Leek, Henry Potts, 

Assistant Librarians. 

Miss Emma Campbell, Miss Lottie Campbell, 

Superintendents of Primary Department, 

Miss Laura Pierson, Assistant Supt. 

Number of Officers, , 9 

■' Teachers, 47 

" Scholars in primary depart- 



ment. 


85 


• Scholars in main school. 


263 


Total. 


404 


Average Attendance in 1882. 




Officers, 


7 


Teachers, 


38 


Scholars. 


205 



A history of the Sunday School would be 
interesting. Mrs. Condict, wifeof Dr. Lewis 
Condict, it is said, was its first Superinten- 
dent. She was the daughter of the Rev. Na- 
than Woodhull. of Long Island, a very suc- 
cessful and noted preacher. 

Will not some kind friend furnish the 
material for an article on that historj'- or. 
what is better, write the article .' The 
Record will gladly publish it. 



Average attendance. 
Largest attendance. 
Smallest attendance, 
Number of Books in the Library. 
Contributions by the Children's Missionary 
Society, $566 59 



A new order of service was introduced at 
the first Sunday' evening worship, in Febru- 
ary. This was the result of unanimous ac- 
tion on the part of the session. The service 
was certainly a success. It has been con- 
tinued to this time and for the present will 
be retained in the evening worship of the 
church. The order of service and the 
church calendar for February and March, 
1883, appear in this issue of the Record. 

The rebound, at the outset of the Puritan 
Revolution in England, from what many 
deemed to be prelatical formalism, was so 
great as to carry the reformers to the op- 
posite extreme. An excess of reform is 
sometimes a greater evil than the mischief 
intended to be remedied. Zeal is not al- 
ways controlled by wisdom. The severe 
simplicity of worship introduced into 
Scotland by the Covenanters, and into Eng- 
land by the Puritans and brought to this 
country by the Pilgrim Fathers, served its 
purpose. It was a necessity when first in- 
troduced, but the time for that necessity 
has passed. The Covenanter, the Puritan, 
250 I the Pilgrim Fathers were grand men : they 
250 worked out a great revolution, grander in 
its results than they dreamed ; but they 
would be sadly out of place now. Their in- 
fluence lingers with us yet, but it is temper- 
ed by a warmer heart, a kindlier spirit than 
coyld possibly have existed in their time, 



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They accomplished the purpose for which 
God intended them. We are of a different 
mould, and live in a different atmosphere 
and must work on a loftier plane, for the 
same great end, it is true, but with more 
various means. They broke the sod, lev- 
elled the primeval forest, met the stern real- 
ities of the first years of a radical reform. 
We are plucking the fruit from trees of 
their planting ; we are reaping the har- 
vest of their sowing; we are lejoicing in 
the peaceful years which follow their rug- 
ged, stormy times. They could not avoid 
harshness, sternness. It was an absolute 
necessity lor Ihem to repress the softer 
promptings of human nature, and that le- 
pression extending, as it did, to the whole 
of their life, went, of course, into their wor- 
ship. They believed as implicitly in the 
necessity for all this as they did in their ex- 
istence. We are the better for it and they 
must ever be foremost in our love and in 
our admiration, as the men who laid the 
foundations of religious reform which has 
given us so many blessings. 

But Presbyterianism, while always rejoic 
ing in, and clinging tenaciously to, a simple 
order of service, is neither puritanical, nor 
is it bound by the harsh severe rules which, 
some centuries since, seemed right to the 
Scotch Covenanters, and was right then. 
There can be no good reason why Presby- 
terians should not enjoy a liturgy or liturgi- 
cal exercises. 

There is, however, no intention to offer 
an excuse for the apparent innovation. 
Whatever is right in any church is right in 
the Presbyterian. Let but the heart join 
the intellect in the praise and worship of 
God, and it matters little in what form that 
praise and worship may be rendered. Sim- 
plicity has its merits; forms and ceremo- 
nies have theirs. A happy blending of both 
may encourage, may strengthen, may edify. 
Christians ; may give voice to heartfelt de- 
votion, where the others might freeze, or 
might disgust. The cold, barren worship 
which chills and benumbs, is as much to be 
avoided as the gorgeous and unmeaning. 
Ritualism, which detracts from the worship 
due to the Creator and leads poor humanity 
to forget Deity in candles and genuflexions. 

The service, as rendered at the Sunday 
evening meetings, has been most enjoy- 



able. Minister and people have heartily en- 
tered into its spirit. The choir, under the 
admirable training of Mrs. Halsted, has 
added much to its interest and impressive- 
ness. 

ORDER OF SERVICES. 

Chant or Anthem : (By the choir.) 
Gloria Patri , (All uniting; congregation 
standing.) 
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, 
And to the Holy Ghost ; 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and 

ever shall be. 
World without end. Amen. 
Invocation : (Congregation standing.) 
Apostles' Creed : (Congregation standing 
and joining.) 
I believe in God the Father Almighty, 
Maker of heaven and earth. 

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our 
Lord ; who was conceived by the Holy 
Ghost ; born of the Virgin Mary; suffer- 
ed under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, 
dead and buried ; the third day He rose 
from the dead ; He ascended into heaven; 
and sitteth at the right hand of God the 
Father Almighty ; from thence he shall 
come to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost ; the holy 
Catholic church ; the communion of 
saints; the forgiveness of sijis ; the resur- 
rection of the body ; and the life ever- 
lasting. Amen. 
Scripture Lesson : Precepts. 
Response : (By the Choir.) 
I 
Lord, have mercy upon us, and write 
all these thy laws in our hearts, we be- 
seech Thee. Amen. 

OR THIS II. 

The law of the Lord is perfect, convert- 
ing the soul ; 

The testimony of the Lord is sure, mak- 
ing wise the simple. Amen. 
OR THIS III. 

Let the words of my mouth and the med- 
itation of my heart, be acceptable in 
Thy sight, 

O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer. 
Amen. 

OR THIS IV. 

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? 

Or who shall stand in his holy place? 



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He that hath clean hands, and a pure 

heart ; 
Who hath not lifted up his soul unto 
vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. Amen. 
Prayer of Confession. 
Scripture Sentences of Forgiveness and 

Promise. 
Gloria in Excelsis : (Congregation standing 
and joining.) 
Glory be to God on high, and on earth 
peace, good will towards men. 

We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we wor- 
ship Thee, we glorify Thee,we give thanks 
to Thee for Thy great glory. 

O Lord God, heavenly King, God the 
Father Almighty ! 

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus 
Christ ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son 
of the Father, 

That takest away the sins of the world, 
have mercy upon us. 

Thou that takest away the sins of the 
world, have mercy upon us. 

Thou that takest away the sins of the 
world, receive our prayer. 

Thou that sittest at the right hand of 
God the Father, have mercy upon us. 

For thou only art holy ; Thou only 
art the Lord ; 

Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy 
Ghost, art most highin the glory of God 
the Father. Amen. 
Scripture Lesson ; Gospel. 
Prayer of Thanksgiving and supplication ; 
(Concluding with the Lord's Prayer, 
in which all are invited to unite aud- 
ibly.) 
Hymn : (Congregation standing and join- 
ing-) 
Sermon. 

Response : (By the Choir.) 
Hymn: (Congregation standing and join- 
ing-) 
Prayer of intercession. 

Benediction : (Congregation seated and 
bowing in silent prayer.) 

CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH, I S83. 

The Lord's Day Services. 
Morning Service, at 10:30 A. M. 
Evening Service, at 7 30 P. M. 
School of the Church, at 3 P. M. 
Young People's Prayer Service, at 6:45 P. 
M. 



OFFERINGS. 

For Foreign Missions, Sunday morning, 
March 4th. 

For Home Missions and Sustentation, 
Sunday Morning, April ist. 

I\IID-WEEK SERVICE OF PRAYER. 

Thursday Evenings, at 7:30. 
Feb. 8.~The Unity and Trinity of God— 

I Cor. viii.: 4; Matthew xxviii., 19. 
" 15.— The Creation of the World— Gen, 

i.: I ; John i.: 3 ; Heb. xi.; 3. 
" -2. — Preservation and Providence — Ps. 

cxlv.: 15, 16; Matt, vi.: 26; Rom. 

viii.: 28. 
Mar, I. — The Creation of Man — Gen. ii.: 7 ; 

James iii.: 9. 
" 8. — The Genesis of Sin —Rom. v.: 12. 
" 15-— The Nature and Extent of Sin— I 

John iii.: 4; Rom. iii.: 4; Matt, xv.: 

19 ; James iv.: 17 ; 1 John i.: 8 ; Matt. 

xii.: 31. 
" 22.— The Punishment of Sin— Rom. i.: 

8; Jno. iii.: 36; Luke xii.: 47, 48 ; 

Mark ix.: 44. 

SPECIAL SERVICES. 

Baptism of Infants.— Sunday Morning 
Service, March 4th. 

Children's Missionary Society Quarterly 
Meeting, Sunday, Mar. 25th. 

Preparatory Lecture.— Friday, at 4 o'clock 
P. M., March 30th. 

The Lord's Supper. — Sunday Morning 
Service, April ist. 

OTHER MEETINGS. 

Teacher's Meeting, at close of Mid- Week 
Service. Thursdays. 

Sewing Circle, Wednesdays, at 3 P. M. 

Annual Parish Meeting. Tuesday, 3 1-2 
P.M., March 13th. 

The Pastor will be found at his residence. 
on Franklin Place, Tuesdays ; and on Fri- 
days, from 5 to 6 P. M., in the Study of the 
Chapel. 

It must not be forgotten that the spell- 
ing of names and of other words is retained 
in the Record as they appear in the origi- 
nal registry. All other peculiarities, as far 
as possible, are also retained. 

This is done so as to exhibit to the read- 
ers of the paper the original records of the 
church as they actually exist. 

Our ancestors, if they did not spell cor- 
rectly, generally did what was better, acted 
right. Let us imitate their virtues if we do 
not follow their orthography. 



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THE NEW YORK GAZETTE AND AMERI- 
CAN ADVERTISER 

Is A venerable looking affair. A bound 
volume of a portion of its issues, although in 
a moderately good state of preservation, in 
some respects, presents, as it lies before us, 
a weather stained appearance, and is a di- 
lapidated representative of the Public Press 
of the last century. The initial number of 
the first volume was published January 4, 
1776, and was "printed for Samuel Loudon, 
10 Water Street, between the Coffee House and 
the Old Slip." It appeared weekly. In the 
centre, at the top of the first page, is the 
picture of a packet-ship, with all sails set, 
as if either ready to sail, or actually on the 
Ocean. The Declaration of Independence 
had not yet been proclaimed, and an exami- 
nation of any editorial utterances do not 
give evidence as to the course the editor 
had determined to pursue in the conflict, 
which had been precipitated upon the coun- 
try in the preceeding j'^ear, by the gun fired 
at Lexington. Of course Mr. Loudon could 
not anticipate the magnitude which that 
conflict afterwards assumed. The publisher 
of a newspaper in those days and for many 
years afterwards, never assumed the posi- 
tion of an editor ; he was simply the printer, 
and in looking over the pages of the Gazette 
it is noticeable that all communications are 
addressed " Mr. Printer." 

In his address to the public, the publish- 
er, among other things, says : " He will be 
extremely happy to have it in his power to 
convey, thro' the channel of this paper, to- 
gether with useful intelligence, foreign and 
domestic, any considerations, that may il- 
lustrate and animate the glorious cause of 
constitutional liberty and at the same time 
pour medicine into the bleeding wounds of 
the Extended Empire. For this purpose he 
most earnestly invites the Friends of Amer- 
ica and the British Constitution, to favor 
him with their kind assistance. Much has 
been said on the important controversy, that 
now engages the attention of all Europe; 
but the subject is not yet exhausted ; there 
is sufficient scope for new discussion." 

William Tryon was then Governor of 
New York, and in the first number of this 
paper^a proclamation from this loyal officer 
of the Crown appears, dissolving the Gene-i 



ral Assembly of New York, which had be- 
fore been prorogued to the first of Febru- 
ary then next. This proclamation is attest- 
ed " in the sixteenth year of our Sovereign 
Lord, George the Third, by the grace of God 
of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, 
Defender of the faith and so forth." At its 
close appears the usual formula, " GoD Save 
THE King." 

In the same number is to be found an ad- 
vertisement, offering for sale " a valuable 
Negro Man, by trade a blacksmith, about 
25 or 26 years old. He will be sold on mod- 
erate terms." 

Although the editor does not openly ex- 
press his views on the all absorbing ques- 
tion of the day, it is quite easy to determine 
in what direction his real sentiments tend. 
He must have been a Whig, for his leanings 
are very decidedly manifested in many ways 
towards the cause of the colonies. But it 
was a time when prudence seemed to be 
the better course for men, situated as he 
was, to follow, so, at first, he ventured no 
decided expression of opinion. There were a 
large number of Tories in the city, although 
the Whigs were very largely in the majority. 
Tryon was still in command for the King 
as Governor, but he was soon obliged to 
leave the city and take refuge on board of 
an English ship in the harbor. It was 
about this time that Isaac Sears, who had 
before removed to New Haven, came to 
the city with a hundred men or more, 
moved at the head of his troops, in perfect 
order, down Broadway to the foot of Wall 
street, where was the printing office of 
Rivington's Gazetteer, which had so excited 
the wrath of Morris county Whigs. Sears 
sacked the office, captured the type and 
carried it off to be cast into bullets. Lord 
Dunmore, the Royal Governor, of Virginia, 
had just before that confiscated a Whig 
newspaper in Norfolk. Sears with a grim 
humor quite characteristic of the man, gave 
Rivington an order on the V^irginia Gover- 
nor for a new supply of type. The draft 
was never honored. The true name of this 
Tory paper was " Riin'ngton's New Yor/c 
Gazetteer, or the Connecticut, Hudson's 
River, New Jersey and Quebec Weekly Ad- 
vertiser." It had been outspoken in its 
loyal utterances and had, really, laid itself 
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gone beyond the bounds of moderation and 
had been bold, violent and aggressive. 

The New York Packet, whatever may 
have been its political sentiments, impar- 
tially reported the debates in Parliament and 
the proceedings of the Continental Con- 
gress. 

Unfortunately the bound volume of the 
Packet to which access has been had, is im- 
perfect, ending with the issue of the first 
volume which appeared August 29, 1776. 
The rest of the volume is made up of that 
part of Vol. 7 which began with No. 321 
and ended with No. 450, which last number 
was issued December 30, 1784. Numbers 
321 to 332 inclusive were published at Fish- 
kill, but from No. 333 to No. 450 the issues 
are dated in New York from No. 5 Water 
street "between the Coffee House and the 
Old Slip." With No. 333 began a semi- 
weekly publication, the paper appearing on 
Mondays and Thursdays. 

Some of the advertisements are curious, 
and exhibit a method of conducting affairs 
then, quite unknown to business men of the 
present day. Richard Edsall, the 3d, confin- 
ed in gaol, in Orange County, for debt, 
" take this method to notify his creditors 
that he intends to apply to the Legislature 
at their next meeting for an act to discharge 
him from his confinement." Comfort and 
Joshua Sands inform their friends that they 
have at their store in the house formerly 
occupied by Isaac Sears, Esquire, for sale on 
the lowest terms, among other goods, the 
following queer assortment : " Brimstone, 
Wool, Hats, Frying pans, Shovels and 
Spades, Bohea Tea." 

Occasionally a notice is made of New Jer- 
sey and of some localities in the State. A 
sermon, preached by the Rev. John With- 
erspoon, the President of the College of 
New Jersey, is advertised for sale by this 
Printer ; a robbery at New Brunswick is 
noticed, and the capture of the thief is sta- 
ted with great s.itisfaction. In the issue of 
December 6th, 1784, a letter from Trenton, 
N. J., dated December i, is published, which 
speaks of the meeting, at that town, of the 
Congress of the United States on the Mon- 
day preceeding. The delegates from this 
State were William Churchill Houston and 
John Beatty. At this meeting Richard 
Henry Lee was elected President. The next 



number announces this, " his excellency P. 
I. Van Berckel, Minister Plenipotentiary 
from the United Netherlands, has arrived at 
Trenton." This gentleman built a house at 
Newark, afterwards occupied by the Penn- 
ington family, at least, so runs the tradition. 
It was a quaint frame building, with a large 
wide hall, capacious rooms, and with an ap- 
pearance differing materially from other 
buildings in Newark. It was situate on the 
west side of Broad street, just north of 
South Park Presbyterian Church. It has 
long since given place to a more modern 
built edifice with modern improvements. 

There are many advertisements and mat- 
ters of interest in this venerable relic of the 
last century, to which reference may here- 
after be made. 



The South street Presbyterian church 
have initiated a movement which will, un- 
doubtedly, commend itself to all teachers 
in the schools of the church. This move- 
ment really begins with the Sunday school 
and is undoubtedly due to the suggestion 
of its superintendent, Mr. J. F. Randolph. 
A series of five lectures, upon subjects, in 
which all Sunday schools are directly in- 
terested, has been begun. The first in the 
course was delivered Wednesday evening, 
February 7th, on Christian Biography, by 
the Rev. Kinsley Twining and was of course, 
admirable. The second on Church His- 
tory will be delivered March 7, and will be 
succeeded by the others, as follows : Chris- 
tian doctrine, by F. G. Burnham, Esq., 
April 4th ; Christian Duty, A. F. West, A. 
M., May 2d ; and Christian Devotion, by 
Rev. Albert Erdman, D.D., pastor of the 
church, June 6; the programme published 
calls them-" Conferences on Sunday Read- 
ing," and states that they are to be held in 
the Bible class room, at 8 P. M. The object 
is to afford information to teachers and oth- 
ers on these various subjects and espe- 
cially to instruct in a course of reading 
from which that information can be obtain- 
ed. The plan is an admirable one and wor- 
thy of imitation by all Sunday schools. 

The promised sketch of the life of Dr. 
James Richards must be postponed until the 
next issue. Want of time prevents full jus- 
tice being done to the subject. 



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Sunday schools have assumed such pro- 
portions and struck their roots so deep 
into the soil of the church that they must 
now be considered permanent institutions. 
Their importance is an established fact. 
They deserve and should receixe all the 
care which the church can possibh'^ afford 
them. Tne title of "School of the Church" 
is an admirable one and should not merely 
in name, but in the whole spirit and mean- 
ing of the title, be applied to them. They 
should be schools of the Church in real ear- 
nest, subject to the supervision ;ind under 
the control of the proper authorities of the 
several churches with which they are con- 
nected. This supervision, this control 
should not be merely nominal but subsist- 
ing and substantial. 

The tendency in Americans, of all classes, 
toward the expenditure of great energy, 
sometimes at the utmost possible expense 
of mind and body, in any direction which, 
for the time, seizes upon the public, either 
by way of fashion or taste, is so marked and 
often so detrimental as to requite repres- 
sion. Religion does not, perhaps unfortu- 
nately, suffer too often nor too much from 
the expression of this tendency. But it 
may, and great care is needed to preserve it 
and its adjuncts from this apparent ten- 
dency of the times. This tendency has ex- 
hibited itself, in a measure, in this matter 
of Sunday schools. 

Much maybe said in favor of conventions 
and something may be said against them. 
Ought not a fear to be indulged and a 
warning given that undue efforts in this di- 
rection may exhaust the energies of teach- 
ers and of the friends of Sunday schools in 
the multiplicity of conventions .' 

This suggestion is made with some hesi- 
tation, but with the hope that it may be re- 
ceived in the same spirit in which it fs 
given. 

K proposition has been made to divide 
the State into districts and hold conven- 
tions in these districts, instead of having a 
great State convention as heretofore. A 
meeting of some of the pastors and super- 
intendents in town was held last Friday 
evening to discuss this subject. This dis- 
trict plan may be excellent ; it is still un- 
tried. County conventions are exceedingly 



useful and perhaps all that are necessary I jesus. 



for the main object. They bring neighbors 
and friends together face to face at a place, 
some quiet country village or town, where 
great good may be accomplished by intro- 
ducing new thoughts, new methods of 
teaching, by waking up dormant faculties, 
by the attrition of mind with mind. What 
is needed in this undertaking, as in all oth- 
ers, when good is to be accomplished, is 
honest, sincere, persistent, loving ac- 
tion, here, in the school, among scholars, 
and if in conventions, among the teachers. 
A great State convention is unwieldy, 
burdensome upon teachers and their enter- 
tainers, expensive and really accomplishes 
nothing like what may be done at county 
conventions held at points where just such 
meetings are most desirable. A day spent 
at a small meeting such as would be gath- 
ered in the various counties, is worth the 
two or three days generally employed at 
the State conventions. 

South Orange, Feb. 4th. 1883. 
Mr. Editor : 

Last evening marked a new era in the 
history of the South Orange Presbyterian 
Church. Its beautiful new brown stone ed- 
ifice was dedicated to the service of Al- 
mighty God. with appropriate services. 
The exercises were conducted by the Rev. 
John Crowell, D. D. Several clergymen 
participated in the services. The prayer 
invocation was offered by the moderator of 
the meeting ; Scripture lessons were read 
by the Rev. J. A. Ferguson, and the Rev. 
Samuel Sargent ; the dedicating prayer 
was made by the Rev. Alfred Yeomans, 
D. D., and the other praye.-^ bj^ the Rev. 
Joseph A. Ely. The sermon was preached 
by the Rev. J. H. Worcester, Jr., the retiring 
pastor, from the text " Th/s is none other 
than the House of God." Delightful music, 
appropriate to the occasion, was rendered 
by the choir. 

The new structure is beautiful and cheer- 
ful, has a commanding position and cost 
about $20,000. It lacks an element of suc- 
cess, however, — a settled pastor. With a 
true man of God, and the blessing of a 
descent of the Holy Spirit, the good people 
who gather to worship within its walls, 
may be assured of that success which must 
always attend those who have faith in 



J. M. C. M. 



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PULPIT ECHOES. No. 2 

Unfortunately we are all likely to over- 
look the mules on our own faces, unless a 
mirror from God's word is held before our 
eyes. 

In some lights a cobweb looks like a cur- 
tain of steel wire, bright, flexible and airy, 
but stout and impenetrable. So many a 
one stays in the dark corner of doubt, refus- 
ing to come out into light and liberty, be- 
cause he fancies that he cannot break 
through the barrier which separates him 
from Christ ; when, in reality, that barrier 
is only the cobweb of his ow^n wilful fancies. 

The cause of religion suffers, but it will 
not perish, because of the doubting Tho- 
mases who stay away from meeting and the 
timid souls who, after touching the hem of 
our Lord's garment for blessing, mope in 
the secret tumult of hope and fear off on 
the edge of duty. 

The church and cause of the Lord Jesus 
Christ goes on its knees to no man or wo- 
man for the purpose of begging the honor 
of his name or the weight of her influence. 

Secret faith and all the good resolutions 
in the world, if brought out for airing only 
in the privacy of our innermost thoughts, 
will not have very much effect on our moral 
standing in the eyes of men or of God. So 
long as one's Sunday clothes are kept in a 
dark closet one does not mind how much 
mud there is in the streets. 

It is no wonder that we have had to 
mourn over the coffins of many good reso- 
lutions. There was really no chance for 
the little things to live. How can we live 
up to our holiest aspirations, when we suf- 
focate them at their birth .'' 

Who is the meaner sort of hypocrite : the 
one who openly promises good and secretly 
laments his backslidings ; or the one who 
makes secret vows to God and publicly sits 
on the fence ? 

There is good reason to suspect the man 
who knows himself so little as to start in 
the Christian life with the assertion. " It 
matters not what others may do, but I mean 
to hold out to the end." When that man 
stumbles he falls over his own feet, his chief 
prop is gone ; he has put confidence in him- 
self, and there is d^^nger that he will con- 



clude there can be no more religion for him, 
because he can no longer trust himself. 

There were some spectators at the Sa- 
viour's cross who were deeply touched with 
cotnpassio.i and roused to heroism, by the 
meekness of the Lamb of God in the shame 
of his crucifixion and the agonies of his tor- 
ture. Two of them are particularly named, 
Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. 
They appear only in what may be called 
flashes of light. But these brief flashes 
make their position and character stand out 
in striking vividness. Both are rich men, 
prominent in the councils of the Jews, ear- 
nest seekers after truth, and yet, like 'their 
class everywhere, cautious, conservative, 
slow to commit themselves and hazard 
either social standing or property to the 
uncertanties of a new movement, although 
this movement wins the sympathy of their 
hearts and receives their secret aid. 

At the very beginning of his ministry 
Jesus was sought by Nicodemus ; but at 
night, for fear of the Jews. Afterwards this 
rich ruler disappears from the page, envel- 
oped in so prolonged a shadow that we nnght 
think him turned away sorrowful, unbeliev- 
ing and unyielding, except for his appear- 
ance after the crucifixion as a bold and true 
mourner of the now lifeless Master. 

Joseph of Arimathea, we are told, was a 
disciple of Jesus ; but he, too, has given 
only secret adherence, for fear of the Jews. 
Not till he could no longer escape the 
avowal of his position, did he begin to show 
boldness in the cause of the Nazarene. It 
is said to his honor that he did not consent 
to the counsel and deed of the elders in 
sentencing Jesus to death. By that oppo- 
sition he gave unmistakable evidence of his 
favorable disposition towards the despised 
Messiah. And now, as he watches in sor- 
row before the cross, from which his tardy 
courage and confession could not save the 
Master, he is perhaps the first to observe 
the last flicker of life and the drooping sig- 
nal of death in the beloved form. At an^' 
rate, Joseph is the first to bring word to 
Pilate that " the king of the Jews " no lon- 
ger lives. 

No hesitation chills the zeal of these two 
now for the cause whose sun has set. For 
the lukewarm spirit they shewed when their 
enthusiasm might have given success, they 



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nowexhibita tender ardor of devotion when ; ON takixg down thk Christmas greens. 
apparent failure marks the end of the Naz- , 
arene's career. So it is to-daj'. It is not i 
Christ the teacher; it is not Christ the 



iniracle-worker ; it is not Christ the model 
example: but Christ the suffeiing Son of 
God, dying upon the cross, th.it at last 
breaks down the opposition of the selfish 
human heart to his love, and driws those 
most absorbed in worldliness away from the 
world, to honor the precious name of him 
who loved them and gave himself to death 
for them. 



What is the duty of Christian churches 

in answer to the question, what shall be 

done to stop the growth of intemperance ? 

That this awful vice is growing, statistics 

unquestionably and fearfully prove. The 

teachings of the church of Christ are un- 
doubtedly opposed to the habit which has 

destroyed so many lives and wrecked so 

many souls. The solving of the problem 

troubles thoughtful minds and oppresses 

the true lover of his kind. 

But what shall be done.' It is well to 

think and plan, but action is required. The 

pulpit utterances are fearless, but what 

shall be said about the action of individual 

Christians.' The pastor may teach and 

preach but his hearers must act. 

The State provides Alms Houses to re- 
ceive the pauper, the Jail, Court House and 

State Prison, to hold secure, try and pun- 
ish the criminal. The very great majority 

of crimes are committed under the influence 
of rum. But our municipal authorities li- 
cense saloon and grog shop. Where is the 
responsibility for crime ! With the poor 
soul, tempted at every corner by the licens- 
ed dram-shop ; with the good citizen, who 
claims to be governed by the divine pre- 
cepts of Christian morality, and who refuses 
or neglects to use his influence to elect the 
right kind of men to office ; or with the au- 
thorities who license ? 

Christian ! as you see the poor wretch, 
staggering away from the saloon, licensed 

by the men you selected for office, and fol- T/it; Clyde Methodist Advocate is welcome, 
low him to his miserable home ; as you It is devoted to Temperance, the Home and 
hear of his arraignment for foul murder the Church. It is outspoken in its utter- 
committed under the blinding, soul-de- j ances about intemperance, and gives no 
stroying, conscience-blasting influence of] uncertain sound in its denunciations of that 
rum, answer this question. Am I in no I terrible evil. It is published at Clyde, NY., 
way responsible for all this ? and is a neatly printed, well edited paper. 



Take down the fading wreaths, 

Untwine the garlands gay. 
Though the glad lime we hung them up. 

Seems but as yesterday. 
And from their crumbling leaves 

We still can almost hear 
The echoes of the Carols sweet, 

And greetings of New Year. 

But ah I too well we know 

The festive season's o'er ; 
For treading in life's dusty paths 

We find ourselves once more. 
Swifter than the wheels of steam 

The golden hours have rolled ; 
And while we deemed the year was young 

We wake to find it old. 

Now clear above the din 

Of earthly toil and care. 
We hear once more in solemn tone 

The Lenten call to prayer. 
Bidding us turn from pleasure's sound, 

A higher joy to find 
In fellowship with Him whose death 

Gave life to all mankind. 

Thus do the years go on. 

And times and seasons glide ; 
Till soon the story of our life 

Is closed and laid aside. 
Yes, since the New Year's dawn 

How many a soul has gone 
From scenes of earth-to realms unseen, 

Whose record here is done. 

Ah I life's a mystic page ! 

In vain we try to scan 
The hidden thought between the lines. 

God's purposes to man. 
Like children in the dark 

'Tis ours to meekly stand 
And wait in hope the eternal morn, 

Clasping a father's hand. 
Morristown, N. J. E. F. R. C. 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



Volume III. 



APRIL. 1883. 



Number 4. 



[Printed with the Approval of the Session.] 



THE RECORD 

Will be published monthly at Morristown. 
N. J. Terms $1.00 per annum, in advance: 

Subscriptions may be made at the book- 
stores of Messrs. Runyon and Emmell, or to 
Messrs. James R. Voorhees and William D. 
Tohnson, or by letter addressed to the 
Editor of the Record, Morristown, N. J. 

Entered at the Post Office at Morristown. 
N. J., as second class matter. 



CALENDAR. 
For April and May, 1883. 



April 



THE LORD'S DAY SERVICES. 
Morning Service, at 10:30 A. M. 
Evening Service, at 7:30 P. M. 
School of the Church, at 3 P. M. 
Young People's Prayer Service, at 6:45 P.M. 

OFFERINGS: 
For Bible SocietJ^Sunday morning.May 6th. 
For Freedmen, Sunday morning, June 3d. 
MID-WEEK SERVICE OF PRAYER. 
Thursday Evenings, at 7:30. 
5.— Mission Concert.— The Light ot 
the world for India. Jno. i • 1-9. 
12. — Organization and Work of 

the Presbyterian Church. 
19. — Unanswered Prayer. Deut. 

iii : 23-27. 
26. — Christian Giving, i Cor. xvi : 
2 ; 2 Cor. ix : 6-1 1. 
3.— Mission Concert — Siam. Josh. 

v: 13-15. 
10. — Emblems of Christ in the 

Bible. Rev. v: 5. 6. 
17. — Indwelling of the Spirit. 

Rom. viii : 8-17. 
24. — Stages in Christian Experi- 
ence. Jno. ix : 1-38. 



May 



SPECIAL SERVICES. 
Baptism of Infants. — Sunday Morning 

Service, May 6th. 
Preparatory Lecture. — Friday, at 4 

o'clock, P. M., June ist. 
The Lord's Supper. — Sunday Morning Ser- 
vice, June 3d. 

OTHER MEETINGS. 
Teacher's Meeting, at close of Mid-Week 

Service, Thursdays. 
Sewing Circle, Wednesdays, at 3 P. M. 

The Pastor will be found at his residence, 
on Franklin Place, Tuesdays ; and on Fri- 
days, from 5 to 6 P. M., in the Study of 
the Qiapel. 



THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING. 

The Parish meeting for 1883 was held in 
the chapel on the afternoon of March 13th 
last. Mr. John Whitehead acted as chair- 
man and Mr, James R. Voorhees, the clerk 
of the parish, as secretary. The pastor 
was present and invoked the Divine bles- 
sing. The usual reports of the trustees and 
treasurer were read. That of the latter, be- 
ing the more important, is printed in full. 

The following named gentlemen were 
elected trustees : 

Aurelius B. Hull, Henry C. Pitney, Ed- 
ward Pierson, Thomas C. Bushnell, Joseph 
H. VanDoren, James R. Voorhees and 
Henry Cory. 

James R. Voorhees was re-elected clerk 
of the parish and Henry Cory, treasurer. 
Mr. Hull, who for ten years has so worthily 
filled the position of treasurer, was obliged 
to resign. His declination was received 
with very great regret, and the following 
resolution passed on motion of Doctor Ste- 
phen Pierson. 

Resolved, That we express to Mr. Hull 
our appreciation of his services in our be- 
half as treasurer, and our regret that he 



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feels unable longer to serve us in that ca- 
pacity. 

Tenth Anxuai, Report of A. B. Hull, 
Treasurer : 
1882. DR. 

March 13. Cash in Bank, !^345 61 

1883. 
March 12. Received from annual 
pledges and voluntary contri- 
butions to this date, compris- 
ing 12 monthly payments. 4.978 96 
Proceeds of fair held Dec, 1882, 293 25 
Two-thirds balance Sunday offer- 
ings, 849 50 
Balance of advances by Treasurer, 500 00 



,967 32 



1882. PER CONTRA. 

May I. Paid for pulpit supplies to 
this date, 
1883. 

Feb. 28. Paid Rev. W. Durant's sal- 
ary and commutation for 
parsonage for 10 months 
to this date. 3, 

Mar. 1 2. Paid chorister to this date, 
Organist do., 
Bass, do., 
Alto. 
Sexton, 

Blowing organ, 
1882. 
Sept. 30. Treasurer of the Sunday 
School, 
1883. 
Mar. 12. Sundry expenses as per 
schedules rendered quar- 
terly to Trustees and 
Session, 
Balance Cash in Bank, 



166 


66 


180 


80 


231 


02 


90 40 


45 


20 


598 


12 


50 


00 


200 


00 



with that persistent energy, which marked 
all his efforts in whatever he undertook, he 
examined with great care some files of old 
newspapers he found in the possession of 
Mr. Monroe Howell, then living at Troy in 
this county. An asterisk appended to a name 
in the Registery denotes that the name is 
taken from the^files of the old newspapers 
thus examined and may not be in the Re- 
gistery. 

The name of William Goble appears twice 
in the list of marriages, on the same day, 
in this number]of the Record, An asterisk 
is attached to one of these entries ; which 
means that that marriage was taken from 
the newspaper ; the other was taken from 
the church registery. Probably the bride 
may have been an adopted daughter, and in 
one case gave her own name, while in the 
other, her adopted father's name was taken. 
But this is mere suggestion. 



2,034 64 



$6,967 3: 
A. B. Hull, Treasurer. 
Morristown, March 12th, 1883. 



THE REGISTERY. 

Asterisks will be found appended to 
some of the names appearing in the Regis- 
tery. They need an explanation. The 
former editor of the Record, the Rev. Mr. 
Green, in his preparation of the paper, 
spared no pains to present as far as possible, 
a correct record. To secure this perfection 



REV'D. JAMES RICHARDS. D. D. 

Dr. Richards was the third settled pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church at Mor- 
ristown. He succeeded the Rev. Aaron 
Collins, who was for a few years, the asso- 
ciate of Dr. Timothy Johnes. Mr. Collins 
was dismissed September 2, 1793, and Dr. 
Richards was settled 1795 and remained in 
charge of the church for fourteen years 
and until April 26, 1809. 

The Richards family is of Welsh origin 
and emigrated early to this country. 
Branches of the family are to be found to- 
day in New England, New York and Penn- 
sylvania, and doubtless in other parts of 
the United States. A German family who 
also early came to America have Angli- 
cised their name, now calling themselves 
Richards. The original German is Reichert 
or Reichard, This must not be confounded 
with that from which Dr. Richards sprang. 
His ancestor, who came to New England in 
his early youth, was undoubtedly of Welsh 
origin. His name was Samuel Richards ; 
he served in the British army in Canada 
against the French in the reign of Queen 
Anne, it is said. When his term of service 
expired he settled in Connecticut near Stam- 
ford. The exact date of this settlement can- 
not be ascertained, but it must have been 
very early in the i8th century or at the 



THE RECORD. 



close of the 17th. It was probably as early 
as some date in the 17th century. Queen 
Anne succeeded William III. in 1702. War 
had been raging in North America between 
the English and French for several years 
prior to the accession of Anne. Samuel 
Richards was a youth of eighteen years when 
he emigrated from Wales. Dr. Richards 
was the fourth in descent from this Welsh 
soldier, the originator of the family in this 
country, and was born October 29, 1767, at 
New Canaan, in Connecticut. His father 
whose name was also James, became a cap- 
tain in the Continental army during the 
Revolution. The father was a fair repre- 
sentative of New England yeomanry; 
when a demand was made upon his patri- 
otism he responded with alacrity ; when the 
necessity for action for his country ceased, 
he at once resumed his peaceful avocations 
and served her in another direction. He 
was a farmer, a man of sound, common 
sense and held in estimation by his neigh- 
bors for social and Christian virtues. The 
subject of this sketch was the eldest of nine 
children, four of whom survived him. His 
mother's name was Ruth Hanford, and to 
her he seems to have been much indebted 
for many of the prominent characteristics 
which so enriched his nature. She was a 
woman of uncommon merit. The idea pre- 
valent among many, that much of great 
men's mental strength is due to their moth- 
ers, was fully proved in the case of Dr. 
Richards. His mother was of strong intel- 
lect, of ardent piety and was uncompromis- 
ing in the performance of duty. At the 
time of the birth of her children, parental 
authority in the family was paramount, and 
implicit obedience was demanded from the 
younger members. They were expected to 
obey and did obey. Parents did not then 
love their children less, nor were the chil- 
dren less affectionate than now. The 
household looked up to father and mother 
as heads and directors, and no question 
could be made when command came from 
them. 

James Richards was a very precocious 
boy, fond of study, but of such delicate con- 
stitution that it was feared that he would 
not be able to submit to the necessary pri- 
vations and hardships then involved in a 
student's life. The advantages then within 



reach of a youth, even though possessed of 
sufficient means to enable him to pursue a 
course of study, however great those means 
might be, were very limited compared with 
those which may now be obtained by even 
the poorest. The parents of Dr. Richards 
did not seem to have had the pecuniary 
ability to afford their eldest born the means 
of availing himself of even the slender op- 
portunities for intellectual improvement 
which the country then possessed. He was 
not daunted by these hindrances, but early 
resolved to avail himself of all the appli- 
ances for an education which could possibly 
be found. His industry and perseverance 
overcame every obstacle. His untiring en- 
ergy must have been early developed, for it 
is reported of him, that at the early age 
of thirteen he had charge of a district 
school. He was so successful in discharg- 
ing his duties as teacher that he secured the 
same school for a second winter. If this 
fact were not well authenticated it would 
seem almost incredible, but it is so well 
proved that it cannot well be disputed. 

The ideas gained by his service as princi- 
pal of a school, only strengthened his de- 
sire for an education. But his father could 
not afford him the means, so, at the early 
age of fifteen, he determined to select some 
occupation for future use. Accordingly he 
entered, as an apprentice, into the business 
of cabinet and chair making, and also as a 
house painter. But his plan for a future 
avocation was soon interrupted by a severe 
illness which obliged him to return to his 
father's house. After his recovery he again 
took up the occupation of cabinet making. 
This was, however, abandoned, and in his 
nineteenth year, with the full consent of his 
master, he made preparations to pursue a 
course of study with a view of entering the 
ministry. 

Like all New England youth of his day 
he had been piously educated, had been 
taught the Catechism and to repeat hymns, 
texts from the Scriptures, and indeed, had, 
at one time in his early youth, memorized 
entire chapters of the Bible. But he had 
never considered himself a subject of the 
forgiving grace of Christ, until he had pas- 
sed his eighteenth year. He then gave the 
most hopeful evidences of his having be- 
come a true Christian. Soon after this and 



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on the 17th September, 1786, he united 
with the Congregational Church at Stam- 
ford, and by his earnest zeal and pious ef- 
forts to promote all Christian work, and to 
stimulate the Congregation to a higher in- 
terest in all religious matters, he ver3^ soon 
satisfied others that he should be aided in 
attaining the dearest object of his heart, 
that he might enter the Christian ministry. 
His pastor and many friends strongly ad- 
vised his preparation for that office. Ac- 
cordingly he proposed to enter College and 
studied for that purpose under the Rev. 
Justus Mitchell. In the fall of 1789 he en- 
tered Yale College, but was soon obliged to 
leave for the want of funds. In his prepa- 
tion he was aided, in his studies, by Dr. 
Burnett, of Norwalk, and materially by two 
excellent ladies, who were relatives, Sarah 
and Phebe Comstock. These ladies never 
withdrew their helping hands so long as he 
needed their aid. 

After being obliged to leave college he 
determined that it was impossible for him 
to pursue a regular collegiate course of 
study, so he abandoned that plan, but only 
10 take advantage of the means which were 
within his reach. He pursued his studies 
with Dr. Burnett at Norwalk and with Dr. 
Dwight at the " Greenfield Hill," school. 
These difficulties and the still more depres- 
sing one, arising from frequent and piostra- 
ting illness, did not deter him from his pur- 
pose. Amid them all he persevered until 
in 1793 he was licensed to preach 
by the Association in the Western 
District of Fairfield County in Connecticut. 
His first sermon after his license to preach, 
was delivered in the pulpit of his old friend 
and preceptor, the Rev. Dr. Burnett, of 
Norwalk, in compliance with a special re- 
quest made to the former pupil of the 
good Dr. Mr. Richards for a few Sabbaths 
preached at Wilton, near Norwalk, and then 
made a short engagement with the church 
at Ballston, in New York. He was at this 
last named place certainly in December, 
1793. Soon after this he went to Long Is- 
land and there took charge of two small 
congregations, one at Sag Harbor and the 
other at Shelter Island. The Rev. N. S. 
Prime in his history of Long Island, pays a 
warm tribute to Mr. Richards for his minis- 
tery while at these two places. This tri- 



bute is the more striking as the time which 
was employed by Mr. Richards on Long Is- 
land was very brief, for early in 1794, he was 
invited to visit the church and congrega- 
tion at Morristown. This invitation was' 
the result of the very strong recommenda- 
tions of the young pastor given by the 
Rev'd Dr. Buelof East Hampton, and by the 
Rev. Aaron Woolworth of Bridgehamton, 
who was the son-in-law of Dr. Buel. These 
two clergymen, especially Dr. Buel, strongly 
commended Mr. Richards to Dr. Timothy 
Johnes. The Rev. Mr. Collins, the associate 
of Dr. Johnes, was dismissed in the pre- 
ceding year, and the congregation had been 
in great difficulty arising from its relations 
with that gentleman. The position was 
one of great delicacy and involved great re- 
sponsibility, but the young pastor was equal 
to the task. There seems to be some diffi- 
culty in establishing some dates relative to 
events in the life of Mr. Richards hap- 
pening at this period. Mr. Gridiey, in his 
biography, says that he was invited in May, 

1794, to visit Morristown ; Louis Richards, 
Esq., whose notes, relative to the Richards 
family, are very full, states that he was 
called to the pastoral charge of the church 
in Morristown, in June, 1794. Both of these 
gentlemen agree that he was not installed 
until May, 1797. The Record, Vol. I., No. i, 
gives the date of his settlement as May i, 

1795. Mr. Barnes, in his church manual, 
published in 1828, says he was installed " as 
pastor May i, 1795," by the Presbytery of 
New York. 

The church seems then to have been in 
ecclesiastical relations with what was call- 
ed the Presbytery of New York, and the 
installation took place at a stated meeting 
of that body. In November, 1794, Mr. 
Richards married Miss Caroline Cowles, 
daughter of James Cowles, of Farmington, 
Connecticut. 

At the time Mr. Richards assumed the 
pastorate Dr. Johnes was still living, but he 
died very soon after, in September, 1794. 
The young pastor, therefore, must have had 
the entire charge of the congregation, from 
the very beginning of his ministry here. It 
was a very difficult duty imposed upon him. 
The congregation was large, the parish ex- 
tensive, and the state of feeling arising 
from the unfortunate position in which it 



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had been left by the action of Mr. Collins, 
all combined to make the task of the new- 
pastor a laborious and responsible one. 
But his wisdom and good, sound sense en- 
abled him successfullj' to meet all the exi- 
gencies of the situation. He was untiring 
in the performance of all ministerial duties, 
but did not lose his interest in literature 
and scientific pursuits. His attainments in 
mental culture had been so great that in 
1794 he received the degree ot Bachelor of 
Arts from Yale College, and in iSoi the 
trustees of Princeton college conferred on 
him the honorary title of Master of Arts. 
In 1805 he became Moderator of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the Presb)'terian church, 
a very great honor, when it is remembered 
that he was then but thirty-seven years of 
age. 

While at Morrist:jwn three distinct and 
powerful revivals of religion marked his 
ministry. The first occurred in 1799. the 
second in 1803 and 1804, and the third in 
1808. At the first more than a hundred 
were added to the church. Mr. Rich- 
ards seemed to have regarded the last of 
these seasons with the most favor. In 
1828 he wrote to Mr. Barnes, who was then 
pastor of the church, in which he referred 
to these three revivals, but spoke of the 
third " as the most precious." 

In April. 1809, he received a call from the 
First Presbyterian Church at Newark, which 
he accepted, removing to his new field of 
labor in May of the same year. This action 
does not seem to have been the result of any 
dissatisfaction, either with pastor or people. 
There was mutual love between them. Mr. 
Richards never spoke, nor wrote of his peo- 
ple at Morristown, but in the very warmest 
and most affectionate terms. Just before 
his death he wrote to a member of the 
church here in these words : " Never 
was a minister more hafipy with his peo- 
ple than I with mine dtiring the fifteen 
years I spent atnong you. With you I was 
willing to live and with you I expected to die." 
These sentiments he more than once re- 
peated. But his expenses were increased, a 
growing family involved greater outlay, the 
health of !Mrs. Richards was precarious, and 
he required additional salary. The people 
did not feel- able to meet the additional bur- 
then, and had declined to vote any increase 



of salary, although, in anticipation of the 
proposed change of pastorate, they after- 
wards offered to do so. The refusal of the 
congregation, at first, to increase the salary, 
made no change whatever in the hearts of 
either people or pastor towards each other. 
Before it was known that the call from the 
Newark church had been accepted a me- 
morial, signed by seventy-one ladies ot the 
congregation, was presented to their pastor 
which closed with these words : " Whether 
yov leave us or remain with us, you may rest 
assured of our prayers for a blessitig on your 
labors, and our best wishes for the happiness 
and prosperity of yourself arid family." 

This memorial fully showed the feeling of 
love with which their pastor was regarded. 

The difficulties attending the discharge of 
his duties at Newark were of a different 
character from those which met him at 
Morristown, but they were of no ordinary 
kind. The Newark church contained with- 
in its membership some of the best minds 
in the State. Dr, Griffin, whom Mr. Rich- 
ards succeeded, was one of the foremost 
men in the church. He was eloquent and 
accomplished and had been most successful. 
The membership, during his ministry, had 
doubled ; when he entered the pulpit he 
found two hundred communicants ; when 
he left, after eight year's service, it had in- 
creased to five hundred. All this Mr. Rich- 
ards knew and fully appreciated. But he 
trusted in a mightier power than could be 
afforded by man. 

In 181 1, the second Presbyterian church 
was organized in Newark, the new congre- 
gation being mainly gathered from that to 
which Mr. Richards ministered. To this 
new oiganization Mr. Richards gave not 
only his full consent, but aided it with ad- 
vice and counsel. An event happening in 
the subsequent history of this new church, 
evinced the wisdoai and true Christian 
spirit of Mr. Richards. After an absence of 
six years from Newark, a call was extended 
to Dr. Griffin to become the pastor of this 
Second church. This call became the sub- 
ject of correspondence between the two 
clergymen, and in all kindness and broth- 
erly love these two men, differing so mate- 
rially from each other, labored side by side 
in the two congregations for several years. 

While at Newark he was elected trustee 



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of the College of New Jersey, and in 1812 
in the very organization of the Theological 
Seminary at Princeton he was appointed a 
director. The position of trustee of the 
college he held until he removed from the 
State. In 1815 he received the degree of 
Doctor of Divinity from two colleges, 
Union and Yale. This was an honor which 
at the time it was conferred, was a certain 
evidence of moral and professional worth. 

He remained in Newark fifteen years and 
during that period received many tokens 
of the respect and confidence with which 
he was regarded by the church, in addition 
to those already mentioned. He was for 
several years secretary of the Educational 
Society, and took a very deep interest in 
the American Bible Society, which, in fact, 
was largely indebted to him for its organi- 
zation. Several revivals occurred during 
his ministry in Newark, and the addition of 
five hundred members to his church marked 
the faithfulness and fervor of his efforts for 
the salvation of sinners. 

In 1819, Auburn Theological Seminary 
was organized, and Dr. Richards, as he must 
now be called, was regarded by its friends 
and founders as the proper person to fill 
one of its professorial chairs. One of them 
was tendered to him very early in the his- 
tory of the seminary, but was declined. In 
1823, however, after a unanimous re-election, 
he accepted the appointment, and remov- 
ing there in October of that year, on Octo- 
ber 29, 1823, his fifty-sixth birthday, he was 
duly inaugurated professor of Christian 
theology. 

From this date to the time of his death 
he was engaged in the performance of his 
duties as professor. While connected with 
the Seminary, he took a prominent part 
in all of its Various interests, aiding it ma- 
terially, not only in his Professor's Chair 
by the tuition afforded to hundreds of 
students, but by his efforts in various parts 
of the country to place the seminary in 
such position with reference to finances, 
that there should be no fear for its future. 
In whatever he undertook, for the advan- 
tage of the institution, he was eminently 
successful. Before his death the seminary 
was placed in such a position that its use- 
fulness in the church was assured beyond a 
question. 



Dr. Richards was not at the head of the 
Seminary, but his sound judgment, his wise 
action, and his commanding talents secured 
him a pre-eminent position in the Faculty. 
Dr. Richards died at Auburn, Aug. 2nd, 1843, 
twenty years after his inauguration and in 
the 76th year of his age. His death was ac- 
knowledged as a public calamity by the 
citizens of Auburn, and by the church. 
Resolutions passed in different parts of the 
country and by many public bodies, fully 
attested the estimation in which this emi- 
nent clergyman was held by all classes. 

The personal appearance of Dr. Richaids 
was striking and commanded universal re- 
spect. In social life he was simple, digni- 
fied, but courteous withal. Not a stain was 
ever cast upon his irreproachable character 
as a man, a citizen, or minister of the Gos- 
pel. His name is a household word in the 
families of the church at Morristown. His 
former parishioners have perpetuated it by 
giving it to their children. One of the 
youngest ruling elders of the church to-day 
bears it, and doubtless it will be borne by 
many in future generations. 

The debt of gratitude our church owes 
him is great. He found it divided, despon- 
dent ; he left it strong, united, aggressive. 
He vivified it by his teachings, edified it by 
his Christian doctrine, increased its mem- 
bership, and leading it b}'^ his example, in- 
cited it to every good work. 

The memory of James Richards will ever 
abide with us, cherished as one of our dear- 
est possessions. 



INTEMPERANCE. 

The problem connected with this subject 
is one which must be met by all patriots 
and Christian phiianthopists. No citizen 
can avoid individual responsibility either 
by inattention or refusal to act. How shall 
the problem be solved ? Of course all think- 
ing men agree that intemperance is an evil 
and should be repressed. But how shall 
it be done? No question involves more 
difficulty than this. Perhaps one part of the 
difficulty arises from the want of courage. 
The number of those who are engaged in the 
business of selling liquors is small as com- 
pared with the rest of the community. An- 
other part of the difficulty arises from the 
want of union among the friends of tempe- 



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ranee. Plans for the remedy of the evil of 
intemperance are too numerous and the 
proposers of these plans are too strenuous 
in promoting their pet schemes to admit of 
that hearty co-operation alwa^^s necessary 
for the success of any important measure. 
If any one plan could be adopted with 
unanimity and prosecuted with courage 
there is enough Christian sentiment and 
Christian ability in the land to accomplish 
all that is needed in this contest with evil. 
But indecision on the part of many and dis- 
union everywhere have paralyzed effort and 
prevented success. 

The strict Prohibitionist proposes simple 
Prohibition. Refuse to license saloon and 
tavern ; stop the traffic in liquor at once 
and entirely ; make the sale of ardent spir- 
its a crime ; even destroy the very manu- 
facture of alcohol, says the Radical. As a 
means to this end he proposes to carry this 
great moral question into politics, submit 
all candidates to strict inquiry as to their 
sentiments, and vote only for those who 
favor his peculiar views, or else to nominate 
only those who are pledged to the support 
of his plan. Another would introduce the 
growth and culture of the vine, manufac- 
ture cheap wines and present beverages 
comparatively innoxious, for common use, at 
such price that those who require them can 
easily procure the apparently needed stimu- 
lants. A third says, control, regulate the 
traffic, throw around it such safeguards that 
it may be deprived of its terrific power to 
brutalize men ; keep it within such bounds 
that its ability to destroy soul and body 
may be lessened. Still another says the 
laws now in force are sufficient for every 
purpose ; put them in operation, bring to 
bear upon the retailer of liquor, and all en- 
gaged in the traffic, every lawful means 
which the laws afford, to repress the evil ; 
make saloon and tavern keeper amenable 
to every provision which is to be found in 
the Statute Book ; there is enough there 
for all needed purposes ; if the law cannot 
be enforced, then educate public opinion up 
to the point where the community will de- 
mand, imperatively, that the law shall have 
full force. Still another says, let the exper- 
iment of putting the present laws in force 
be fully tested before any other plan be at- 
tempted. If, after a fair trial be had, the 



statutes now in force prove unavailing, then 
pass other acts ; but until this be done do 
not change the present status. And 
still another plan is proposed. — 
Throw open the traffic to all ; abolish 
the license system : but impose a very 
heavy tax on the seller ; oblige those who 
sell liquor to place their saloons in public 
places where they will be open to all, and 
be strictly under the surveillance of the po- 
lice. And still another says : Trust alone 
to the teachings of the church ; this is a 
great moral evil not to be reached by laws, 
but only by an enlightened Christian senti- 
ment which the church of Christ can alone 
inculcate. 

These various plans show the divergence 
of opinion on this most important subject. 
This evil is to be treated like all others in 
some practical method. Which method is 
the proper one is the question now before 
the Christian public and must be met. 



EASTER 

Sunday, March 25, 1883, was celebrated in 
most Christian churches as an anniversary 
of the day on which the Resurrection of 
the Savior took place. In many churches 
there were service of song and praise and 
gorgeous ritual. Flowers, rich and rare, 
decked pulpit and chancel ; while, with cer- 
emonies, grand and imposing, pious priest 
and devout worshipper marked their ap- 
preciation of the occasion. 

The Resurrection of Christ was a grand 
event and worthy ot our highest reverence. 
Without it the Christian system would be 
worthless and our hope of salvation vain. 
But there is no historical proof that the day, 
or even any day in the period, usually se- 
lected to commemorate the event, is 
an anniversary of the one on which it 
actually occurred, nor is there any his- 
torical evidence that the very early Chris- 
tians ever celebrated any day in remem- 
brance of the Resurrection. On the 
contrary, such testimony as may be gained 
from history is against the assumption that 
there was any such custom. In fact, some 
writers derive Easter from a festival, cele- 
brated in the month of April by the Teu- 
tonic race, in honor of Eostre or Ostara, 
the Goddess of Spring. Easter, as a name, 
undoubtedly, is taken from the title of this 



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Divinity. Bede gives this derivation of the 
word and says that April was called the 
Eostre-monath. The French give to the fes- 
tival the name of Pasque ; the Greek church 
call it Pascha ; and several branches of the 
Latin church know it by a similar appella- 
tion. Neither of these names is derived 
directly, either from the Greek or Latin 
language, but from the Hebrew in its Ara- 
maic form, where it was used to denote the 
Passover. A difference of opinion arose 
very early in the Christian church on this 
subject among the learned Fathers ; some 
insisting that the word was derived from 
the Greek verb, Paschein, to sicfjfer, while 
others asserted that it was from the Hebrew. 
The knowledge of this latter tongue among 
the Anti-Nicene Fathers, was very limited. 
The controversy is now at an end by the as- 
sent of all scholars to the Hebrew deriva- 
tion. 

Socrates, the Greek church historian, who 
continued the history of Eusebius, writing 
in the 5th century, uses this language with 
reference to this festival. "The Savior and 
His Apostles have enjoined us, by no law, 
to keep this feast, nor in the New Testa- 
ment are we threatened with any penalty, 
punishment, or curse for the neglect of it, 
as the Mosaic law does the Jews. * * 
The Apostles had no thought of appoint- 
ing festival days, but of promoting a life of 
blamelessness and piety, and it seems to me 
that the feast of Easter has been introduced 
into the Church from some old usage, just 
as many other customs have been establish- 
ed." 

These quotations are taken from Book 
v., chapter 22d of the history of Socrates, 
where he enters quite largely into his own 
views respecting the celebration of Easter. 

Discussions arose, certainly as early as 
the 3d century, as to the proper time of 
Easter feasts. These discussions soon de- 
generated into controversies, which were 
characterized by great vehemence and acri- 
mony, and assumed such importance that 
Constantine, the Great, in A. D. 325 sub- 
mitted this vexed question, as well as some 
doctrinal disputes, which had divided the 
chuich, to the great council, known as the 
Nicene. 

It certainly is a fair argument against the 
idea that the Easter festival is derived from 



Eostre or Ostara, the Teutonic Goddess ; to 
sa}' that if Socrates be right, and the hol}"^ 
day had an existence in the Christian 
church at the period about which he wrote ; 
since the German had not then embraced 
Christianity, it is more probable that the 
Easter festival originated from the Jewish 
observance of the Passover. This conclu- 
sion is also confirmed by the Hebraic origin 
of the word. It may be added in this con- 
nection that the word Pascha is to be found 
in the Septuagint translation of Exodus, 12, 
27, where it denotes the Passover. This 
translation was probably made 300 years B. 
C. It must not be forgotten that the Res- 
urrection actually took place at the time of 
the Passover. 

Let all this be as it ma}', no Christian, 
who loves his Savior, should hesitate to 
celebrate the Resurrection of that Savior, 
an event so full to him of hope and promise, 
even if there be doubt as to the day. Days 
and times are of no account. Events, 
such as the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, 
mark eras in the history of man which are 
not bounded by time, or divisions of time, 
but extend over Eternity. 



Father I in th)'' mercy, spare ! 
On the children of thy care, 
Worthy only of thy frown. 
Look in lender pity down ! 

Miserere, Domine I 

All the pleasures of the past, 
Dead-Sea apples, in our grasp ; 
Subject, by our passions base. 
To the hidings of thy face. 

Miserere, Domine ! 

All our idols, made of clay. 
Ever crumble, day by day; 
One by one, they all depart. 
Soothe each sorrow-stricken heart ! 
Miserere, Domine ! 



Joy, to ever}' human soul ! 
Earth, rejoice from pole to pole I 
Herald angels, on the wing. 
Tell us of our risen king. 

Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day ! 

Weary mortal ! Sin-sick heart ! 
Jesus bids your fears depart. 
Only keep your armor bright ; 
He will make your burden light. 

Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day ! 

Cast your idols all away ! 
Lean on Him from day to day. 
Mountain high your sins have seemed ; 
Now, by precious blood redeemed ! 

Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day ! 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN. N. J. 

"This shall be Written for the CIeneration to Come." — Psalms 102 : 18. 



Volume III. 



MAY, 1883. 



Number 5. 



[Printed with the Approval of the Session.] 

THE RECORD 

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MEMORANDA 

Of the First Presbyterian Church, 

Morristown, N. J., 

For the Year ending 31 March, 1883. 



membership. 

Number of Communicants, 
Added during year by Baptism, 

■■ " " " Confirmation, 

" " " on Examination, 

" " " " Certificate, 

Adult Baptisms, 4. Infant Baptisms, 

SUNDAY school. 



Number of Officers, 
" Teachers, 
" " Scholars, 



9 Number rec'd, into church, 6. 
47 Am't given to our Boards,;g340 
348 '■ " '■ other objects, 280 



Total Membership, 404 Total contributions. 

Average Attendance, 250 Number of Books in Li- 

brary, 

BENEFICENCE. — the home field. 

HOME MISSIONS : 

Annual Collection, . $134.96 

" " for Church E.xten- 

sion Com. of Synod, 63.28 

Woman's Home Mission Soc. Boxes, 400.00 
Individual gifts.officially acknowledged, 336. 50 
Children's Mis. Society, various objects.i 15.00 
Stevenson Band, . 11.00 



$620 

540 



EDUCATION OF CANDIDATES FOR MINISTRY. 

Annual Collection, . . 50.45 

Appropriated from Session Fund.for Ger- 
man Sem. at Bloomfield, . 50.00 
Children's Mis. Soc. for Lincoln Univ., ^'..oa 
Stevenson Band, for Sitka School, 25.00 



$1,060.74 



PUBLICATION, or PRESBYTERIAN COLPORTAGE : 
Annual Collection, . 58.00 

CHURCH ERECTION : 

Annual Collection, . . 81.45 

Appropriated from Session Fund, for 

Lakewood Church, . . 50.00 

Appro'd from Session Fund, for Building 
Fund of Synod'sCom., . 50.00 



58.00 



1.413-14 

*3.'98-82 



RELIEF OF AGED AND INVALID MINISTERS: 

Annual Collection, . 76.45 

Special " . . . 35.00 

MISSIONS TO FREEDMEN : 

Annual Collection, . . 73. 00 

Individual gifts, officially acknowledged, 55. 00 

SUSTENTATION OF FEEBLE CHURCHES: 

-Annual Collection, . 45-59 

MISCELLANEOUS : 

Annual Collection for Bible Society, 59.14 
Contributions to Tract Society, 230.00 

" '■ Chn's Home, Parsip- 

pany, . . 774-oo 

Woman's Home Mis. Soc, for sufferers 

by Cyclone in Iowa, 300.00 

Chn's Mis. Soc. for Seaman's Friend Soc. ,50. 00 

Total for " The Home Field," 

THE FOREIGN LAND. 
FOREIGN MISSIONS : 

Annual Collection, . $743.71 

Zenana Society, . . 350.00 

Individual gifts, officially acknowl- 
edged, . . . 8000 
Children's Mis. Soc, for work in 

France, . . . 50.00 

Do. do. do. do. Gould Home, 150.00 
Do. do. do. do. Foreign Board, 200.00 

Total for "The Foreign Field," '-553. 7' 

"The Home Field," 3,198.82 

Total beneficence, 4,752.53 

CONGREGATIONAL EXPENSES. 

Assessment for Presbytery and General Assembly, 39.50 
CONGREGATIONAL: 

Current expenses of Church, 6,766.84 

" " " Sunday school, 200.00 

Care of Poor by Deacons, . 133.04 

Miscellaneous (mainly tor additions 

to Chapel), . . 1. 147-77 



8,247.65 



Total contributions. 



$13,059.68 



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PASTORAL. 
From 1st May, 1882, to 31 March, 1883. 

Sermons preached, . 84 

Prayer Meetings addressed, . 39 

Special Addresses, . . 18 

Meetings with Catechism Class, 16 

Missionary Sermons and Addresses, . 7 

Preparatory Lectures, . 6 

Communion Services, 6 

Marriages solemnized. 5 

Funeral Services, 19 

Calls made, . 523 
No. of Families on list of Congregation 245 

SOME EVENTS OF THE YEAR. 

1882. 
May II. Pastor installed : the Rev. Dr. A. Erdman pre- 
siding, assisted by Dr. T. F. White and Dr. R. 
Aikman ; sermon by the Rev. T. B. McLeod, 
charge to Pastor by the Rev. J. H. Mcllvaine, 
and charge to people by Dr. H. F. Hickok. 

" 13. Fair in Lyceum for addition to Chapel and Gould 
Home. 
• " 28. L'nion service in evening, at the South Street 

Church, for Torbert Post, G. A. R. 
June I. Anniversary of Sunday School, with address by 
Mr. Ralph Wells. 

" 13. Delegates present at Anniversary of Bible Soc, 
Boonton. 

" 15. First use of appointment cards for prayer service. 
Sept. 22. Steeple struck by lightning, damage slight. 

" 29. Adoption of new blanks for dLsmissal and recom- 
mendation of members. 
Oct. 3. Delegates present at County Sunday School Conven- 
tion. 

" 13. Anniversary of the Children's Missionary Society, 
in Church ; followed by sociable in Chapel. 

" 15. Union service in evening, at South Street Church, 
addressed by Rev. Dr. R. Aikman, on Growth 
of the Church in South Jersey. 

" 16. Death of Rev. Gavin Lansmuir. at Florence, 
Itajy : Pastor from July, i866, to Sept. 1868. 

" 22. L^nion service in evening, at First Church, addres.sed 
by the Rev. Dr. H. H. Jessup, "Bearing of 
recent Egyptian war on missions to Mahome- 
tans." 
Nov 12. Infant Class occupied its new room, for first time. 

" 12. Union service in evening at South Street Church, 
for V. M. C. A. 

" 30. Union Thanksgiving service at Baptist Church, 
sermon by Rev. Mr. Pannell. 
Dec. 8. Fair and supper in Chapel, for furnishing addition. 

" 24. Christmas .service of School held Sunday evening. 

■' 29. Chri.stmas festival of Sunday School. 

1883. 
Jan. 8-13. Week of Prayer ; Union meetings held in South 
St. Church, at 11 A. M. on Monday, Wednesday, 
Thursday and Saturday, and at 7:30 p. m. on 
Tuesday and Friday. 

'• 13. The Record resumed publication under editorial 
charge of Mr. John Whitehead. 

" 16. .\ftemoon and evening meeting in chapel, with ad- 
dresses on Home Missions, at invitation of 
Stevenson Band, by Mrs. Walker and the Rev. 
Dr. T. Hill. 

" 21. Union service, at Methodist Church, addressed 
by the Rev. I. W. Brinkerhof, for Howard 
Mission. 
Feb. 4. First use of order of evening service arranged on 
old Presbyterian models. 

" 16. Supper of Zenana Society, in chapel. 



Feb. 
Mar. 



••Temperance Voters' League," organized by dele- 
gates from all parts of the county, in Chapel. 

Eleventh consecutive .stormy Sunday. 

Annual Pari.sh Meeting : Mr. A. B. Hull declined 
re-election .is Treasurer, after ten years of ser- 
vice. 



HON. GEORGE K. DRAKE- 

Col. Jacob Drake, the father of George 
K. Drake, was born at Piscataway, Middle- 
sex county, April 21, 1732, and while yet a 
3'oung man removed to Morris county, lo- 
cating at Drakesville, then an unbroken 
wilderness. His nearest neighbor was Gen. 
Woodhull, who had made a settlement si-\ 
miles distant in the direction of Chester. 
Indians were all about him. Here he built 
the hotel property, now owned b)' Jeremiah 
Baker and here he spent the most of his 
life. He was a verj"- active and energetic 
man, of fine physique, six feet in height and 
very erect in his carriage, exceedingly neat 
in his person and habits, punctilious in 
meeting his engagements, generous and 
hospitable. In illustration of his character, 
it is said, he would discharge a workman 
who would strike a blow after the signal had 
sounded for dinner, and that when in his 
last sickness he noticed from the window 
some unsightly weeds growing by a fence, 
he sent word to his man "Jimmy" to cut 
them down at once. When told that Jimmy 
was awa}'' but that the work would be at- 
tended to in a few minutes, he replied, " I 
may be dead in a few minutes." When the 
difficulties between Great Britain and her 
colonies became serious, Capt. Jacob Drake, 
as he was then called, became at once one 
of the leaders in the popular movement. 
At the meeting ot the Freeholders of Morris 
county, Jan. 9, 1775, presided over b}' Gen. 
Winds, and which approved " the associa- 
tion" of the Continental Congress, he was 
made one of the committee of correspond- 
ence. On Monday, May i, 1775, the Free- 
holders of the county elected him one of 
the nine delegates who were "vested with 
the power of legislation" and directed " to 
raise men, money and arms for the common 
defence." These delegates in convention, 
Aug. 12, directed another election Sept. 21, 
for the choice of delegates to meet at Tren- 
ton, October 3, and Col. Drake was one ol 
the five so chosen. Again in Ma^^ 1776, an- 



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other general election was held by direction 
of the Provincial Congress to choose del- 
egates to a new convention, and Col. Drake 
was again chosen one of the five from this 
county, receiving 491 votes, a larger num- 
ber than was cast for any other of the can- 
didates. These frequent re-elections were 
necessary in a body, ruling not under any 
constitution but proceeding directly from 
the people and thus receiving frequent en- 
dorsements for their acts. This last con- 
vention which assembled at Burlington, 
June 10, approved July 2, the first constitu- 
tion of this State and directed the manner 
in which the first State Legislature should 
be chosen. In this Legislature and in the 
two succeeding ones, Col. Drake was one of 
the representatives from Morris. Mean- 
time two battalions of Militia had been rais- 
ed and organized. The Eastern commanded 
by Col. Jacob Ford, the Western by Col. 
Drake, but the appointment of the latter to 
the Legislature obliged him to resign his 
colonelcy in 1776. Col. Drake was married 
twice. By his first wife, Miss Charity 
Young, he had one daughter, Mrs. Howell. 
His second wife was Esther, daughter of 
Capt. Peter Dickerson and the widow of 
Mr. George King, of Morristown. To her 
he was married Dec. 13, 1781, by Dr. Timo- 
thy Johnes. They had six children, viz.: 
Clarissa H., born Aug. 23, 1783, who mar- 
ried Dr. Ebenezer Woodruff; Jacob B. 
Drake, born May 5, 1786; Silas Drake, born 
x^pril 10, 1790; George King Drake, born 
Sept. 16, 1788; Peter Drake, born April 9, 
1792, and Eliza Drake, born April 4, 
1794. who married Dr. Absalom Woodruff. 
After the war Col. Drake continued to re- 
side at Drakesville, until about 181 1, when 
he sold the hotel to Henr)^ Mooney and re- 
moved to a house he had built at Succa- 
sunna, afterwards occupied by Dr. Ebenezer 
WoodruflF, where he died in September, 
1823. 

George K. Drake was born at Drakesville 
and named after his mother's first husband, 
who was the brother of Henr}' King of 
Morristown and uncle of William L., Charles 
and Jacob King. In the absence of neigh- 
borhood schools he was placed by his father 
under the care of the celebrated Rev. Amzi 
Armstrong of Mendham. Here he un- 
doubtedly received the strong religious bias 



which ever after manifested itself in his life. 
Under the tuition of Dr. Armstrong he fit- 
ted for Princeton college, from which he 
graduated in 1808, in the same class with 
the late Bishop Meade, of Va., George Wood 
and Judge Wayne of the LI. S. Supreme 
Court. After graduation he begun at once 
the study of law in the office of Sylvester 
Russel, then one of the leading members of 
the Morris county bar. In 1812 he was 
licensed as attorney and began the practice 
of his profession at Morristown. In 181 5 
he was made Counselor and in 1834 Ser- 
geant-at-Law. October 4, 181 5, he was 
united in marriage to Mary Ailing Halsey. 
daughter of Jacob Halsey of New York city, 
and set up his house. In January, 1816, he 
purchased from Israel Canfield a lot adjoin- 
ing the Lewis Mills' property, where the 
Bates' stores are now in Washington street, 
and upon this he buiit his residence and had 
his office. He soon established himself in 
a fine practice, his well known integrity and 
ability securing for him the business of the 
leading men of the community. August 
15, 1822, he united with the First 
Presbyterian Church, then under the 
pastoral care of Dr. McDowell, his wife 
having united in May previous, At a meet- 
ing of the church on Friday, the 1st of Sep- 
tember, 1826, Mr. Drake and five others 
were elected ruling elders, and on Sabbath, 
the first day of October following, they were 
solemnly set apart to the ofiice by prayer. 
In 1823 he was elected a member of the 
House of Assembly and re-elected the three 
following years. The last two years of his 
membership he was Speaker of the House. 
In 1824, and again in 1825. he was appointed 
Prosecutor of the Pleas for Morris County. 
In December, 1826, while a member of the 
House, he was appointed in joint meeting 
one of the Justices of the Supreme Court, 
to succeed Judge Rossel. To accommodate 
the people of the judicial district to which 
he was assigned, he left Morristown in 1828 
and removed with his family to Burlington, 
where he resided for five years, and then to 
Trenton where he remained two years. 

During the last years of his term the cel- 
ebrated case of Shotwell against Hendrick- 
son and Decow, growing out of the division 
which had taken place in the Society of 
Friends, was referred to Chief Justice Ew- 



36 



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ing and Justice Drake lor decision, the 
Chancellor having been engaged as counsel 
in the case. Hendrickson, in 1821, as Treas- 
urer of the School Fund of the Preparative 
Meeting of the Society of Friends of Ches- 
terfield, loaned $2,000 to Shotwell on mort- 
gage. At this time there was no division 
in the Society, and until after the yearly 
meeting, held in Arch street meeting house 
on the third Monday of April, 1827, there 
was but one yearly meeting. At this mem- 
orable meeting the presence of a disturbing 
element was very apparent. The meeting 
nevertheless adjourned " to meet in the 
next year at the usual time." The " Hick- 
site " party were very much dissatisfied with 
the proceedings, and a convention of their 
party was called in October, which resulted 
in fprming a new yearly meeting which held 
its first sessi@n in Green street, in Philadel- 
phia, on the second Monday in April, 1828, 
the " Orthodox" party meeting on the third 
Monday of April in that year in Arch street 
meeting house as formerly. The division in 
the yearly meeting extended to all the 
branches of the Society. Each quarterly, 
monthly and preparative meeting separated 
into two. The Hicksite preparative meet- 
ing accounted to the Hicksite monthly 
meeting, that to the Hicksite quarterly 
meeting and that to the Green street )rearly 
meeting. The Orthodox meetings were 
maintained as they had been. There were 
two Chesterfield preparative meetings and of 
these Decow was treasurer of that of the 
Hicksite party, while Hendrickson remain- 
ed treasurer of that of the Orthodox party. 
Both claimed the money from Shotwell 
who sympathized with the Hicksite party 
and compelled the parties to interplead. 
Hendrickson in his bill of complaint stated 
among other things that there were three 
prominent points of doctrine always deem- 
ed fundamental in the Society on which 
they differed. That the Orthodox Friends 
believed in the divinity of the Saviour, the 
Atonement and the inspiration and certainty 
of the Scriptures, but that the Hicksites re- 
jected these doctrines. Decow in his an- 
swer denied that these doctrines were fun- 
damental, and that every individual mem- 
ber of the society might believe in regard to 
them what he pleased. 



The Chief Justice decided the case against 
the Hicksite party in a very elaborate opin- 
ion, arguing quite conclusively that the 
preparative meeting represented by Decow 
and accountable through its respective 
monthly and quarterly meetings to the 
Green street yearly meeting was not the 
one to whom the money was payable. That 
the Orthodox preparative meeting was the 
original institution, not destroyed or legally 
affected by the separation of a portion of its 
membership. He did not discuss the differ- 
ences of belief of the two parties. 

Judge Drake, in his opinion, went further 
than the Chief Justice. To use his own 
phraseology the propriety as well as the 
legality of the courts noticing the doctrines 
of the preparative meeting, which was to 
superintend the expenditure of the fund in 
question, was too manifest to admit <;f 
doubt, and he declared that in his opinion 
the fund should be awarded to that meeting 
which had shown, at least to his satisfaction, 
that they agreed in doctrine with the socie- 
ty of Friends as it existed at the origin of 
the trust. 

This decision gave great dissatisfaction to 
the losing party. They declared that while 
the Chief Justice took away their property 
Judge Drake had robbed them also of their 
religion. Accordingly their enmity to him 
was much deeper and took a practical form. 
By their votes the next fall they helped to 
elect a Democratic Legislature which ap- 
pointed Thos. C. Ryerson, Esq., of the same 
political faith to succeed him. Judge Elmer, 
in his reminiscences, remarks that this was 
the only case where the reappointment of a 
generally accepted judge had been defeated 
by a single obnoxious decision. Judge Ry- 
erson, with many other Democrats, stoutly 
opposed this unjustifiable proscription and 
warmly advocated his reappointment. His 
name was used to secure the votes of Sus- 
sex members, and "thus without his knowl- 
edge, he was made the instrument of defeat- 
ing an excellent and irreproachable judge, 
his own warm and personal friend." That 
this would be the probable result of his 
opinion Judge Drake foreknew, but believ- 
ing it to be his duty he did not hesitate to 
declare his convictions with the greatest 
freedom, and to put his decision on princi- 



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37 



pies which, not being necessarily required 
to be assured, others would have deemed it 
wiser to avoid. 

In 1835. after the expiration of his term, 
he returned to Morristown and again re- 
sumed the active practice of his profession. 
But severe trials waited upon his remaining 
years. While still living in Trenton he was 
afflicted with rheumatism which confined 
him for months to his house and troubled 
him ever after. He became financially 
much embarrassed in the settlement of 
his father's estate and by the impairment of 
his practice from his long absence from 
Morristown. On the 26th of March, 1836, 
he lost his only son. Edmund Burke Drake, 
a youth of great promise, who died of ery- 
sipelas in his nineteenth year. In the 
spring of the following year he rode on 
horseback from Morristown to Succasunna 
without a buckskin vest he had been in the 
habit of wearing during the past winter. He 
was taken with pleurisy at the house of his 
brother-in-law, Dr. Ebenezer Woodruff, and 
after an illness of only one week died Ma)' 
6th, in the forty-eighth year of his age. He 
was buried at Morristown in the old church 
yard, but his remains were afterwards re- 
moved to the Evergreen Cemetery. His 
widow survived him many years and died at 
the house of her son-in-law in Newark, 
April 18, 1872. 

Judge Drake left four children. Eliza 
Halsey, who married George R. Howell : 
Annie McKenzie, who married Henry G. 
Darcy ; Mary L., who is the wife of Justice 
Scudder of the Supreme Court, and Marion 
McLean, who died in childhood. 

A gentleman who remembers Judge 
Drake very well prior to 1821, says of him, 
" He was my father's counsel. I conse- 
quently saw more of him than most boys of 
my age, having occasion to go to his ofllice 
frequently on errands, and his appearance, 
voice and manners are very strong!}' im- 
pressed on my mind. He was rather tall 
and had a slight bend or scholarly stoop in 
walking. But his height, with rather a 
long neck, gave him a commanding appear- 
ance when on his feet. His most striking 
feature was his voice which was an uncom- 
monly deep bass, rich and sonorous. His 
utterance was slow and deliberate. It seem- 
ed as if not only every sentence but every 



word was weighed when he spoke. In con- 
versation his manner was marked by ex- 
treme gravity. I don't recollect ever see- 
ing him laugh but what I recollect of him 
with the greatest pleasure, was the winning 
charm and kindness of his manner in con- 
versation, ot this I have distinct recollec- 
tion. It was just that manner which would 
impress a stranger with the idea, 'this is a 
man I can trust.' My father had the most 
exalted idea of him as a gentleman and a 
friend. I suppose no man ever stood higher 
in public estimation in Morristown, either 
socially or as a safe and trusted counselor. 
I regret that I am unable to give a fuller 
sketch of this good man." 



THE SOUTH STREET SUNDAY SCHOOL 
LECTURES 

The second and third in this course have 
been delivered ; the second on " Church 
History," March 9th, by Mr. John White- 
head, and the third on " Christian Doctrine," 
April 4th, by F. G. Burnham, Esq. 

Before the delivery of the third lecture, a 
kind friend sent the communication which 
follows this notice. The maternity of the 
letter is strongly suspected. Praise is pleas- 
ant even to the most modest, and it could 
hardly be expected that human nature, es- 
pecially that of an editor, could resist the 
temptation to publish so flattering a com- 
mendation, coming as it does from this sus- 
pected source. 

These lectures are delivered in the church 
parlor, in the rear of the main building. 

The arrangement of the rooms con- 
nected with the parlor, is admirable 
and reflects great credit on the ar- 
chitect and building committee. The com- 
pactness and convenience which have 
been obtained is simply wonderful. It can 
hardly be credited that seven rooms are to 
be found in the rear of the one used for reg- 
ular worship. Beside the parlor there are 
a pastor's study, two rooms for Sabbath 
school purposes, one for the older scholars 
and one for the infant classes — a ladies 
room, kitchen and librar)'. The parlor is 
admirably adapted for lecture purposes ; its 
acoustic properties are excellent ; it brings 
speaker and audience close together and 
gives a home like feeling and appearance. 

This plan of instruction for Sunday schools 
is again commended. 



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Mr. Editor : 

The second lecture of the course on 
"Sunday reading" was delivered in the Bible 
class room of the South street Presbyte- 
rian church, March 7th, by John White- 
head, Esq. 

"Church History" was the subject select- 
ed for that eveninj^, and a goodly number 
assembled to partake ot the literary feast, 
for such, indeed, it proved to be. The lec- 
turer gave a history of the Christian church 
to the era of the Reformation. The time 
subsequent to this period was not consider- 
ed, as well from lack of time, as from the 
fact that it must be more familiar to the 
audience. 

The history of the church was divided 
into three periods, Ancient, Medieval and 
Modern. 

The Ancient period included the " Apos- 
tolic Era," the era of the " Persecuted 
Church," and the era of the " Church Tri- 
umphant." 

The Medieval period included the time 
from Gregor}' the Great, to Gregory V^ll ; 
from Gregory VII to Boniface VIII ; from 
Boniface VIII to the Reformation. The 
modern period extends to the present time 
and is still in progress. 

The treatment of the subject indicated 
deep research on the part of the lecturer 
and an abilit)' to mould the facts into a 
form that could be readily grasped. At the 
close of the lecture a list of books, valua- 
ble to the student was cited, many of which 
are to be found on the shelves of the 
library. B. 



TEMPERANCE. 

In the last number of the Rkcorjj men- 
tion was made of several plans proposed for 
a check to intemperance. Each plan, of 
course, has its honest advocates. The 
views and prejudices of these advocates 
ought to be respected ; but, where the com- 
mon sentiment of all who favor these differ- 
ent plans, is in one direction and all are de- 
sirous of reaching one end, the mutual re- 
spect due to each other should permit and 
the common desire for the same great end 
should induce, a united effort in adopting 
one of the various plans proposed. 

Is it possible to accomplish this union } 



Why not ? What is lacking is union. What 
will secure undoubted success is one com- 
mon impulse of all opponents of intempe- 
rance in one direction. 

Take a practical view of the subject. 
Morristown has nine Christian churches, 
into which gather statedly a very large ma- 
jority of the people of that city. If the vote 
should be taken of the worshippers in these 
nine churches upon the simple question, 
temperance or intemperance, there could be 
no doubt as to the result. In all probability, 
every man, woman and child would vote for 
temperance. 

But present the question to the same vo- 
ters in this form ; what practical plan is the 
best to adopt to stop the further progress 
of intemperance, and quite another result 
would be obtained. 

This divergence of opinion cannot be 
avoided, but this can be done : When a 
question oi action is submitted, then Christ- 
ian men and w^omen can surrender mere 
opinion and adopt a course of action which 
involves no surrender of principle, but b}^ a 
united effort can be made successful. 

Let every one who opposes intemperance 
and really desires to check it, put himself in 
such a position that he may honestlv sub- 
scribe to this sentiment : My opinion favors 
one certain plan, but I am willing to do 
whatever is thought best by the majoritv 
provided I am not called upon to surrender 
a principle. 



T/ic Index, published at Brockport, N. Y., 
in the interest of the Baptist church there, 
is welcome. It is a bright paper, fully alive 
to the duties of a church of Christ and of 
individual Christians. We tender our 
congratulations to our brithren at Brock- 
port on the good work they have 
accomplished for their church edifice, 
but more especially for a higher and better 
work, which seems to have blessed the se- 
ries of meetings the)' have been holding. 



The next lecture in the course in South 
street church, in this city, will be delivered 
by Mr. Andrew F. West, May 2d next, on 
Christian Duty. 

Why, cannot the old First Church imi- 
tate this excellent example.^ 



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HISTORY OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 

On the banner of the vSunday school of 
the church hanging every Sabbath in the 
chapel, is the date 1816. It is presumed that 
this date is intended to denote the j'ear in 
which the Sunday school v>^as organized. 
But is this correct ? 

Mr. Manning Rutan, in his 8ist year, 
writes from Greenville, Michigan, that he 
thinks he attended Sundaj^ school, in the 
gallery of the church, in 1814 or 1815. The 
superintendent was then a lady, and lived, 
so says Mr. Rutan, about one hundred yards 
from the church and carried on the milli- 
nery business. Two of the teachers were 
employed by the superintendent in her 
shop, one of whom was Miss Charity Mc- 
Carty, who afterwards married a Mr. John- 
ston and also carried on the millinery busi- 
ness. This lad}' superintendent, says Mr. 
Rutan, afterwards married Col. Cobb, of 
Parsippany, but he does not remember her 
name. A friend says she was a widow and 
her name was Shaw. 

Our former pastor, the Rev. Dr. Irving, 
in his sermon, published in the Record, 
Aug. 1882, says that in 1816 a Sabbath 
school, in connection with this church was 
established. Before, a few active friends 
met on Sabbath to instruct the colored 
people. This school for colored folk, Dr. 
Irving supposed was the first movement 
in this part of the country in the direction 
of Sunday schools. 

Dr, Irving's sermon was preached on 
Thanksgiving day, 1862. Undoubtedly the 
preacher made his statement after all pos- 
sible research. But, if Mr. Rutan be correct, 
there must have been a Sunday school for 
white children prior to 18 16. 

In 1880, the Rev. D. E. Platter prepared a 
historical manual of the Rockaway church ; 
in the sketch of the history of the church 
contained in this manual, it is stated that in 
181 5, Mrs. Electa Jackson, wife of Col. 
Joseph Jackson, living at Rockawaj'. started 
the^irsf Sunday school in Morris County, 
in the "old 7-ed school house," near the church, 
at Rockaway. Mr. Platter adds to this the 
Statement, that " Mrs. Jackson and her 
sister-in-law, Mrs. James Jackson, had pre- 
viously gathered the neighboring children 
for religious instruction in their own 
homes." 



All honor to these pious ladies and to the 
church which supported them. 

A correct history of the Sunday school is 
very desirable. A kind friend, at one time, 
much interested in the school and occupy- 
ing an important position in it, has given 
some interesting tacts relative to it. But 
her acquaintance with the school began at 
a date subsequent to its early history. 
What, therefore, is now most needed for the 
present purpose, are the exact facts con- 
nected with that early history. Any such 
facts will be gladly received. 



BIOGRAPHICAL 

Sketches of the lives of former pastors, 
ruling elders and prominent men connected 
with the church, will be published from 
time to time. The June number of the Re- 
cord will probably contain a notice of Hon. 
Ira C. Whitehead, a former elder. Persons 
in possession of facts, anecdotes, or circum- 
stances connected with the lives of any of 
these persons thus designated, will confer a 
very great favor by forwarding them to the 
editor. 

Information of any kind in reference to 
any of the former pastors or elders of the 
church is particularly requested. 

During "the week ending April 21, large 
temperance meetings have been held in 
Washington Hall, under the charge of the 
Y. M. C. A. These meetings have been ad- 
dressed by Major Scott, whose labors as a 
temperance evangelist have been so suc- 
cessful elsewhere. The clergymen of the 
"town have been present and added their in- 
fluence to the efforts made to aid struggling 
humanity in its attempts to cast off the in- 
cubus of intemperance. Maj. Scott is an el- 
oquent speaker, well calculated to impress 
audiences, and knows whereof he speaks. 

A large assemblage, notwithstanding the 
severe storm, gathered on Sunday evening, 
April 22d, in the First Presbyterian Church, 
at which Maj. Scott was present and spoke. 
The meetings have been continued during 
the week following. Great good is antici- 
pated from these efforts, and it is hoped that 
many, who have been in the grasp of the 
enemy of human souls, may have been re- 
leased. 



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OPEN COMMUNION. 



VERBAL INSPIRATION. 

The /^ecfor's Assis/a;i/ quotes, with com- What is verbal inspiration? It is the 
mendation, the following, taken from one ot I theory that the Bible is a work dictated 
its exchanges, which, the Assistant says, is j word for word by the Holy Ghost. Accord- 
not edited by a Low Churchman : 

" Now as then, she "—the church — " wel 



comes to that Sacrament of the Lord's body 
* * * * all baptized and faithful Christ- 
ians, whatever they may call them- 
selves, and whatever opinions they may 
have added to the simple faith of the Apos- 
tles Creed which she holds to contain all 
the essential articles of the Christian faith. 
Though separate in their organizations 
from the historical church, such Christian 
people are by their baptism and by their 
faith members of the Church Catholic and 
universal — ' the m3'stical body of Christ, 
which is the blessed company of all faithful 
people ;' and hence have the right to ap- 
proach reverently the table of the Lord." 

The sentiment is Catholic and Scriptural, 
and is in exact conformity with the teach- 
ings of the Presbyterian church ; the com- 
munion table, when spread in our church, is 
not a Presbyterian table, but it is the Lord's 
table and all who love the Lord Jesus 
Christ are welcome to sit with us at the 
feast, let them be called by whatever name 
they may. 



ing to it, the writers of the Scriptures were 
simple amanuenses, reproducing what 
was communicated to them with the 
liberal accuracy of a short-hand re- 
porter. This doctrine finds favor 
with a large number of orthodox readers of 
the Old and New Testament. Neverthe- 
less, it is an hypothesis which is utterly un- 
supportable ; even the book itself, in whose 
behalf it is alleged, contradicting it. Chris- 
tians who undertake to maintain it, place 
themselves thereby at a pitiable disadvan- 
tage in their efforts with infidelity. — Rec- 
tor's Assistant. 



THANKS 

To the Rector's Assistant {ox its kindly no- 
tice and fraternal words with reference to 
what it is pleased to call " The new depar- 
ture of Presbyterianism." No quarrel can 
be had with any of its utterances on this 
subject, even if there were a disposition to 
do so, because of the true Christian spirit 
which pervade the whole article. 

Thanks, too, to the Hansom Place Quar- 
terly for its pleasant notice of the Record. 
Is the Quarterly quite sure of its orthogra- 
phy ? Does it spell its own name aright ? 
Ought it not to be handsome ? 

Among the many good things which ap- 
pear in the Quarterly, the article headed 
" How to E71C our age your Minister," is spec- 
ially commendable. It may be read and fol- 
lowed with profit by members of any con- 
gregation. The hints there made are prac- 
tical, considerate. Christian, and ought to 
be carried out. 



THE WORLD A GAME. 

This world a hunting is. 

The prey, poor man, the Nimrod fierce is 

death ; 
His speedy greyhounds are 
Lust, sickness, envy, care, 
Strife that ne'er falls amiss 
With all those ills which haunt us while we 

breathe. 
Now, if by chance we fly 
Of these the eager chase, 
Old age with stealing pace 
Casts up his nets, and there we panting die. 

Drummond. 



TO.-MORROW. 
Our yesterday's to-morrow now is gone, 
And still a new to-morrow does come on ; 
We by to-morrows draw up all our store, 
Till the exhausted well can yield no more 
To-morrow you will live, you always cry. 
In what far country does this morrow lie, 
That 'tis so mighty long 'ere it arrive } 
Beyond the Indies does this morrow live ! 
'Tis so far fetch'd this morrow, that I fear 
'Twill be both very old and very dear. 
To-morrow I will live, the fool does say : 
To-day itself's too late : the wise liv'd yes- 
terday. COWLEV, 




FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, N. J. 

" This shall be Written for the Generation to Come." — Psalms 102 ; 18. 



Volume III. 



JUNE, 1883. 



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BENEVOLENCE. 

True benevolence is not always manifest- 
ed by muniticent gifts. Too frequently os- 
tentation directs the hand which showers 
gold. The small rills which feed the 
mighty river are alw^ays the sweetest and 
purest. The simple, humble Christian, 
whose life is a constant reflection of the 
goodness which shone in the Master, is 
surer of a welcome at that Master's coming 
than the millionaire, w^ho, from display 
gives his thousands. 

All over the land, in our churches, are to 
be found those silent witnesses of the true 
Christian life. They do what they can and 
leave the rest with their God. Women, 
whose names are never heard, go about on 
their mission, heavenly missions, of good. 
They feed the hungry, clothe the naked, 
visit the sick, comfort the widow and pro- 
tect the fatherless. Thej^ found no hos- 
pitals, endow no colleges, make no great 
gifts of money, but they do what they can. 
From loving, willing hearts go out deeds 
of kindness and mercy. Their reward is 
not in the world's adulations ; they seek no 
such reward. Their reward is found in the 
praises of conscience, in the sweet assur- 
ance that Christ, whose great heart went 



th the Approval of the Session.] 

out in such paths of mercy, will at some 
time own and bless. 

In our church are to be found some such 
souls and they deserve something more 
than a passing notice. Among some of the 
associations where these true workers for 
Christ and humanity are to be found exert- 
ing a blessed influence, is the Young Ladies' 
Missionary Society, which was organized 
October, 4, 18S2. They are few in number 
and are probably not known or recognized 
as very important factors in our church 
work, and probably they are not. But they 
are doing what they can, and that was the 
high praise which the Master gave while 
here on earth to another worker. 

This association has met together twenty- 
seven times since its organization ; the 
average attendance has been eleven. They 
only make garments, so did Dorcas ; but 
when that woman died, she was worthy of a 
mention in the sacred record, which has 
sent her name down the ages ; and when 
she lay prepared for her burial, the widows 
for whom she made garments, with tears, 
showed the coats which she had made. 

Silently and patiently this little associa- 
tion has been doing its work. Until Jan- 
uary 24th last, the finished garments were 
taken to the house of one of the ladies 
and distributed among the poor of our 
church. But now, with strengthened 
hands and purpose, these young ladies essay 
to enlarge the bounds of the field of their 
labors ; so, after providing in a measure, at 
least, for the wants of our own poor, they 
began work for the " Home of the Friend- 
less " in New York. Nor content with this 
enlargement they propose now to work for 
Dr. Snowden's family, and have actually 
undertaken to clothe the three youngest 
children of that devoted missionary. 

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since its organization, October 4, 1882. 
Eighty garments have been finished, nearly 
one-half of which has been donated to the 
poor of our church. They are not disposed 
to intermit their labors, but are going on 
now to finish more garments. All this has 
been accomplished with only thirty-seven 
members. 

But something else remains to be said 
about this young missionary society. They 
look after their own hearts and minds as 
well as caring for the material good of 
others. 

At their meetings they discuss important 
subjects, have vocal and instrumental mu- 
sic and repeat quotations from the Bible and 
good authors. Neither do they forget their 
duty to the great head of the church, for 
prayer is always made as a preparation for 
their exercises. Finances do not form a 
strong part of their association but their 
treasury is in a healthy situation ; they 
have a small balance to its credit. 

This charming state of affairs ought not 
to be disturbed by naming names. The 
Record would like to speak out and tell 
who are the master spirits in the society, 
but it forbears. This, however, must be 
said, that while perhaps it would be invi- 
dious to point out one name more deserving 
of praise than others, still it is quite true 
that to one young lady more than any one 
else, very much is due for the success of 
the Young Ladies' Missionary Society of 
the First Presbyterian Church. The Re- 
cord says God speed to the Association. 



WHAT'S IN A NAME. 
Some authors who have given great at- 
tention to the subject, insist that every 
patronymic had its origin in an attempt at 
the descriptive. That is to say, that every 
family name originated in some peculiarity 
of the person to whom it was first given. 
Every Bible name is of this character, ex- 
cept, perhaps, that the characteristics in- 
tended to be described, relate rather to ex- 
ternal circumstances surrounding the indi- 
vidual named, than to the intrinsic attri- 
butes of the one bearing the name. Thus, 
all names into which enter the syllables, yV?, 
je, ah, el., denote some connection with 
Deity. The Jews were very apt to give to 
their children some name, into which en- 



tered some part of the name Jehovah — the 
sacred word, by which in their holiest ser- 
vice, they denoted God. 

Our German ancestors, with a grim hu- 
mor, when naming their serfs, descended far 
below the standard adopted by the pious 
Hebrews in naming their sons and daugh- 
ters. The patronymics, used by the people 
of the Teutonic race, denote other charac- 
teristics than are to be found connected with 
Divinity. Such names as Wolf, Fox, Bear, 
Lion, Cow, Sheep, Pumpkin Head, are to be 
found in the names of German families. 

The Bible society is to meet at the First 
Presbyterian Church in Morristown, in this 
month of June, and an address is promised 
from the Rev. Dr. Schaf. Dr. Schaf is a 
representative of German thought and 
learning, one of the ablest men of the cen- 
tury and one of the most cultivated. His 
name Schaf \% the German for Sheep. 

In this issue of the Record is a sketch of 
the life of Judge Whitehead. 

One legend, as to the manner in which the 
family name he bears originated, is this. 

In the I2th century, Henry 2d of England 
attempted the conquest of Ireland, in which 
attempt he was partially successful. He 
found the people of the Island divided into 
septs or clans; each member of the clan 
bearing the same patronymic. Between 
these clans there existed strong animosities 
which led to constant civil war. The Eng- 
lish were desirous of breaking up the terri- 
ble custom of war between the tribes, and 
adopted various means to accomplish their 
end. 

One of their plans was the baptism of 
wild Irishmen, as they were captured, with 
a new name, different from the one by which 
they were known. These names, as may 
well be imagined, were generally descriptive. 
In the south part of Ireland, where this law 
mostly obtained, are to be found many of 
these descriptive names. 

So, goes the story, a wild Irishman with 
a remarkable head of white hair, one day 
was brought to the font, and was baptized 
Whitehead. The story may not be accepted 
by all the members of that respectable family 
whose names appear so frequently, on the 
records of the church, and it may not be 
true, but it illustrates, very forcibly, hovy 
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HON. IRA CONDICT WHITEHEAD. 

Judge Whitehead was directly connected 
with the interests of the church for nearly 
the whole of his life time. He was baptized 
in early childhood and thus according to 
the opinions of the great body of Presbyte- 
rians of that day, became entitled, on his 
arrival at maturer years, to the privileges of 
church ordinances. From his infancy to 
his death he was a constant attendant at 
the meetings on Sabbath and other da3's, 
and when, at a later time, wisdom and ex- 
perience were added to his natural and other 
acquired qualities of mind and heart, he be- 
came trustee and ruling elder. His inter- 
est in the church was so great, his affection 
for its ordinances so manifest, and the part 
which he took in promoting its highest ad- 
vantage, so prominent that it seems emi- 
nently proper that some sketch should be 
given of his life and character in the pages 
of the Record. 

He was born in Morristown, April 8, 1798, 
and was descended by both parents from 
old Morris county families. One of the 
names, he bore denoted his maternal ances- 
try. He came from the same stock which 
has given to New Jersey such men as Silas 
Condict of Revolutionary fame ; Lewis 
Condict who was a representative in Con- 
gress for so many years from Morris 
county ; John Condict of Essex county, 
who represented his part of the State also 
in the national Councils for so long a time, 
and which has given to the church such 
exemplary men of God as Ira Condict. D.D., 
for whom Judge Whitehead was named, and 
Jonathan B. Condict, D.D., who died after 
many years service, a professor of Auburn 
Theological Seminary. 

His father's family were numbered, for 
several generations, among the yeomanry 
of the country. 

From the ranks of this part of the com- 
munity have ever come the sturdy, honest, 
intelligent thinkers, the strong men, the 
patriotic and honest statesmen, who count 
no sacrifice a loss, when the country de- 
mands. 

Judge Whitehead's father was Ezekiel 
Whitehead, a sturdy, independent man, who 
feared nothing but sin and the anger of his 
God. His mother was Mary, the second 



child of Jabez Condict, who was the cousin 
of Silas Condict, of Revolutionary times. 
The strong bias of religious element, which 
entered into the life and character of Judge 
Whitehead, was found in his ancestry. 

Philip Condict, his maternal great-grand* 
father, was a ruling elder in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, and his grand-father, 
Jabez Condict and his wife, were life long 
members, ardent in their piety and most 
exemplary in their Christian devotion. 

At the time of his birth his father's family 
lived upon the farm, at present owned and 
occupied by Mr. F. B. Betts, near Morris- 
town. 

Ezekiel Whitehead had five children, of 
whom Judge Whitehead was the third. 
The second, a son, Sylvester R., still sur- 
viving at the ripe old age of 88, lives at the 
homestead at Washington Valley, occupied 
by his father for so many years prior to his 
death. 

Judge Whitehead when a youth manifest- 
ed a taste for letters, and was destined by 
his parents to a professional life. He was 
prepared for college at the old academy, 
then standing where the present Library is 
erected. Mr. James Johnson, a name well 
known in the educational annals of Morris- 
town as an able and most successful teacher, 
was his instructor and prepared him for 
college. He entered Princeton College 
November 9. 1814, in his seventeenth year, 
being admitted to the Junior Class. Very 
soon after entering college, Nov. 29, 1814, 
he became a member of the Nassau Bible So- 
ciety. His connection with this society 
continued so long as he was a student in 
college. 

During his collegiate course, in the winter 
of 1814-15. a powerful revival occurred 
among the students. It is not known 
whether Judge Whitehead received any re- 
ligious impressions at this revival; but, it 
cannot be doubted that a young man with 
his strong bias towards religion and with 
the recollections of his home teachings, 
must have felt the influences of the hour. 

While at Princeton, Judge Whitehead, to 
use the words of one of his classmates, who 
afterwards became President of the college, 
was an irreproachable student. He gradu- 
ated in 1816, having maintained during the 
first year of his course, a standing in scho- 



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larship at about the middle of his class, and 
.rising somewhat above this in his second 
year. At the commencement exercises he 
took part in a debate, arguing the negative 
of the question, " Is it desirable that the 
patriots of South America should succeed 
in their present struggle for liberty and in- 
dependence.'" Of course, it will be under- 
stood that he was a debater in these exer- 
cises, and that he did not express the true 
sentiments of his mind when he argued the 
negative of the question. The wording ol 
the resolution submitted for debate was of 
such a character as to leave but little chance 
for the debaters who opposed. 

At that time the accommodations at the 
.college, in the way of dormitories, was 
rather limited, and he roomed with two 
other students, the Rev. R. K. Rodgers, so 
long secretary of the Synod of New Jersey 
and pastor of a Presbyterian church at 
Bound Brook, and the Rev. Mr. Lowe. 

His classmates numbered several students 
who afterward became distinguished as 
statesmen, jurists and divines. Among 
them were found the following : James Mc- 
Dowell, Governor of Virginia ; Cornelius 
Ludlow, LL. D., Chester Butler. U. S. Sena- 
tor ; James S. Nevius, Associate Justice of 
the Supreme Court of New Jersey ; John 
MacLean, D.D.. President of Princeton Col- 
lege ; Rev. William Jessup Armstrong, D.D., 
Charles Pettit Mcllvaine, Bishop of Ohio 
and President of Kenyon College. 

After graduation he taught school for 
about two years, one of them in the old 
Academy at Morristown, and then entered 
the office at Newark, of Joseph C. Horn- 
blower, afterwards Chief Justice of the Su- 
preme Court of New Jersey, as a student- 
at-law. At that time, his uncle, Silas White- 
head, was Clerk of the County of Essex, and 
Judge Whitehead employed his leisure hours 
in his uncle's office, so as to enable himself 
to pay his own way and not continue to be 
a burden on his father. 

He was licensed as an Attorney by the 
Supreme Court of his native State about the 
year 1821 and immediately began the prac- 
tice of his profession, opening an office 
at Schooley's Mountain, in the building 
known as the Heath House. He remained 
here for a short time only, perhaps for two 
or three years, when, at the request of 



George K. Drake, afterwards associate Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court of New Jerse5\ he 
removed to Morristown and became a part- 
ner with Judge Drake. From this time he 
remained in this city until his death, in the 
full practice of his profession, except when 
engaged in the performance of his duties as 
an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. 

April 6, 1829, Judge Whitehead married 
Sarah Louisa Johnson, eldest child of Silas 
Johnson, of this city. One child, a daughter, 
was born to them. She lived to grow up 
but died early in womanhood. Being an 
only child she naturally became the object 
of the fondest, tenderest affections of her 
parents. She early became the subject of 
religious impressions and to the great joy 
of her friends and especially of her pious 
parents, she united with the church in early 
life. She gave promise pf great usefulness 
in the church and in the community where 
she lived. Death came early and destroyed 
this promise. It can well be imagined how 
the loving heart of her father was wrung 
by this affliction. He went sorrowing for 
his daughter to the grave, but in all his sor- 
row he found true consolation in the solace 
of religion. The funeral sermon of this 
daughter, to whom had been given the 
name of Mary, from her grand-mother, the 
wife of Jabez Condict, was preached by the 
Rev. David Irving, D.D., who was then the 
pastor of the church, and between whom 
and Judge Whitehead and his family there 
alwa3^s existed the truest affection. That 
sermon was preached January 30, 1858, and 
was subsequently printed, It was the heart- 
felt tribute of the pastor and of the friend to 
the virtue and the loveliness of the dead, 
and was evidently the work of one who deep- 
ly felt the loss of so young and so bright a 
spirit. 

The text was this ; "She hath given up the 
ghost ; her sun hath gone down while it was 
yet day." None but those who have gone 
through the like sorrow can appreciate the 
great affliction which the loss gave to the 
father. He never recovered fully from the 
blow. 

On Nov. 3, 1841, Judge Whitehead was 
appointed an Associate Justice of the Su- 
preme Court of New Jersey by the Gov- 
ernor of the State. 

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created and Judge Whitehead held his first 
circuit in the new county. There was no 
Court House then erected in Hudson and 
the courts were held at some public place 
in Jersey City. He held this position but 
for one term ; as the Governor who came 
into office, at the time his term expired, was 
of different politics, and he retired to private 
life. He practised his profession for a short 
time after this, but finally accepted, at the 
urgent request of the bar of Morris County, 
the position of Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, which position he held for one 
term. He then, practically, retired from 
public life, giving his attention, however, 
occasionally, to the charge of important 
estates. He was the leading and active ex- 
ecutor of the late William Gbbons, whose 
large estate in his hands received a foster- 
ing care which enabled him to hand it over 
to the heirs, at their majority, largely in- 
creased in value. 

Judge Whitehead, very early, manifested 
a deep interest in the affairs of the church. 
He would not have been true to himself nor 
to his ancestry, if he had not done so. In 1832, 
he was parish clerk ; in 1838 and 1839 he 
served as trustee. In 1841, at a time when 
the most careful and delicate conduct of the 
affairs of the church was needed : when 
prudence and wisdom were most especially 
necessary, he, with Lewis Condict, William 
Sayre, Jr., Abraham Tappen and John F. 
Voorhees, acted as agents tor the parish 
and took the place of the trustees, who had 
resigned. This was at a period of the great 
excitement in the church, which resulted 
in its division and the withdrawal of the 
congregation now organized as the South 
Street Presbyterian Church. None but 
those familiar with the state of affairs as they 
then existed in the church, can fully appre- 
ciate the very great care and prudence 
which was necessary. The excitement was 
intense ; families were divided and a feeling 
existed which it fostered or not controlled 
and checked, would have led to the most 
disastrous results. Judge Whitehead was 
ardently attached to the old church, all his 
sympathies were with her in the contest. 
His strong nature was enlisted ; but, not- 
withstanding all this, he showed a prudence 
and exhibited a wisdom which guided the 
storm and brought about the peace which 



has since continued and led. eventually, to 
the union and Christian feeling which now 
bind the two churches. In this he was 
aided by the gentlemen who were his fellows 
in the Board of Trustees, at that most try- 
ing time in the history of the church. 
During this period he w