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Full text of "Records of the Welsh Tract Baptist meeting, Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, 1701 to 1828 .."

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PAPERS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DELAWARE. 

XLII. 



RECORDS 



OP THE 



WELSH TRACT 
BAPTIST MEETING, 

PENCADER HUNDRED, 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, 

1701 to 1828. 

IN TWO PARTS— Part I. 

Copied from the Original Records in the possession of the 
Meeting OflScials. 



THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DELAWARE, 

WI1.MINGTON, 

1904. 



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The John M. Rogers Press, Wilmington, Del. 




INTRODUCTORY. 



Nestled at the foot of Iron Hill, at the headwaters of 
the Christiana, is the Welsh Tract Baptist Meeting House, 
where for two hundred years the gospel has been preached ; 
and there, for two centuries, the giant oaks have been chant- 
ing a solemn requiem above the dead whose bodies lie buried 
within the meeting house enclosure. 

It was early in the eighteenth century that William 
Penn granted to David Evans and William Davis thirty- 
thousand acres of land, to be divided and deeded to settlers 
from South Wales, some of whom had at that time settled 
in Radnor Township, Chester county, Pennsylvania. This 
grant, ever after known as "The Welsh Tract," is located 
partly in Pencader Hundred, New Castle county, Delaware, 
and partly in Cecil county, Maryland. Possibly one-fourth 
of it lies in Maryland. The northea.st corner of the tract 

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is a few hundred yards northeast of Newark Station on the 
P., B. & W. Railroad, and extends from east to west about 
four and one-half miles, and from north to south about 
twelve miles to a point south of the Delaware and Chesa- 
peake Canal. Prominent among the original settlers upon 
the Welsh Tract were the founders of the Baptist Meeting, 
who, with Thomas Griffith as their first minister, came from 
Pembroke and Carmarthenshire, South Wales, in 1701, and 
soon after erected a log meeting house in which they wor- 
shiped until the present structure was built in 1746. This 
was the third Baptist Meeting House founded in America. 
The first house occupied the same location as the present 
one. The house built in 1746 is constructed of brick, and 
is said to contain some of the timbers used in the first 
building. The bricks were brought from England, and 
transported from New Castle, where they were landed in 
panniers upon mules. It is still (1904) in a good state of 
preservation and regular services are held there, a stated 
minister being in charge. The two hundredth anniversary 
of the founding of the Welsh Tract Meeting was celebrated 
in October, 1903. 

The gospel was preached in the Welsh language in this 
meeting until about the year 1800. 

By the courtesy of the present officials of the meeting 
the Historical Society of Delaware has been allowed to 
make a copy of the records of the Welsh Tract Baptist 
Meeting. 

The original records for several years were kept in the 
Welsh language, afterwards in English. The following 
pages contain a carefully compiled record of this interesting 
religious body, the same having been copied from the 
original. 

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It is believed that the publication of these records will 

prove of much interest not only to those whose ancestors 

worshiped in this ancient edifice, but to all who treasure 

any facts that tend to throw light upon the life and character 

of the early settlers of our little State. 

HENRY C. CONRAD, 

Librarian. 
Wilmington, Del., October 1904. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 7 

This Book belongs to the Baptist Church 

MEETING NEAR THE IrON HiLL, IN PeNCADER 

Hundred in New Castle County. 

ISAIAH I.EWIS, 

has ye care of this book. 

OUR BEGINNING AS A CHURCH. 

In the year 1701 some of us (who were members of the 
churches of Jesus Christ in the countys of Pembroke and 
Caermarthen, South Wales in Great Britain, professing 
believers baptism ; laying-on-of-hands ; elections ; and final 
perseverance in grace) were moved and encouraged in our 
own minds to come to these parts, viz. : Pennsylvania ; and 
after obtaining leave of the churches it seemed good to the 
lyord and to us. That we should be formed into church 
order, as we were a sufficient number : and as one of us was 
a minister : that was accomplished and, withal letters com- 
mendatory were given us, that if we should meet with any 
congregations or christian people, who held the same faith 
with us, we might be received by them as brethren in 
Christ. 

Our number was sixteen : and, after bidding farewell to 
our brethren in Wales, we sailed from Milford-haven in the 
month of June, the year above mentioned, in a ship named 
James and Mary ; and landed in Philadelphia the eighth of 
September following : 

After landing, we were received in a loving manner (on 
account of the gospel) by the congregation meeting in Phila- 
delphia and Pennepek who held the same faith with us 



8 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

(excepting the ordinance of Laying-on-of-hands on every 
particular member) with whom we wished much to hold 
communion at the Ivords-table : but we could not be in fel- 
lowship with them in the Lords-supper ; because they bore 
not testimony for God touching the fore-mentioned ordin- 
ance. 

There were some among them who believed in the ordin- 
ance : but it was neither preached up, nor practiced in that 
church : for which cause we kept separate from them for 
some years. 

We had several meetings on this account, but could not 
come to any agreement ; yet were in union with them (except 
only in the Lords-supper, and some particulars relative to a 
church). 

After our arrival we lived much scattered for about a 
year and a half, yet kept up our weekly and monthly meet- 
ings among ourselves : during which time it pleased God 
to add to our number about twenty members, in which time 
we, and many other Welsh people purchased a tract of land 
in New Castle County, on Delaware, which was called 
Welshtract: in the year 1703 we began to get our living out 
of it, and to set our meetings in order, and build a place of 
worship which was commonly known by the name of, The 
Baptist meeting house by the Iron-hill. 

In the year 1706 we, and the congregation (meeting in 
Philadelphia and Pennepek) appointed a meeting to come 
together once more, in order to try at union in the good 
ways of the Lord setting up our prayers and supplications 
on this great occasion and purposing to do as the Lord 
should give us light. 

The following considerations induced us to come to the 
above appointment : 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 9 

(i) Because they and we were so desirous of union in the 
privileges of the Gospel. 

(2) Because we were not like to gain them by keeping 
asunder from them. 

(3) Because they without were taking occasion to mock 
because of so much variance among the Baptists. 

(4) Because some of our members were far from us, and 
near them ; and some of theirs near us and far from them ; 
and that these members might sit down in the meetings next 
to them. 

(5) Because, as we all came to the 3^early meetings, we 
might have a general union at the L,ords-table. 

In the said meeting (after seeking God by prayers and 
supplication) we came to the following conclusion, viz. : 
That they with us and we with them might hold transient 
or occasional communion ; but that we might not be obliged 
to receive into membership any that were not under laj'ing- 
on-of-hands. 

This agreement was set down in writing as follows : 

"At the house of Richard Miles in Radnor, Chester 
County, and province of Pennsylvania, Jul 22, 1706. 

The agreement of many persons met together from the 
congregation under the care of brother Thomas Griffith, and 
others, from the congregation (late under the care of our 
brother John Watts meeting at Pennepek, both congrega- 
tions holding believers baptism) to converse together on the 
subject of union and brotherly love, and occasional com- 
munion. 

After making our supplication to God for a blessing, we 
came to the following resolutions, viz. : For as much as we 
are of the same faith and judgment in all things (as far as 
we understand one another, except in relation to the ordin- 



10 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

ance of Ivaying-on-of-hands), we have agreed in the follow- 
ing particulars: 

(i) With regard to them who believe in the ordinance of 
laying-on-of-hands on every believer. That they are to 
enjoy all liberty, within the bounds of brotherly love, to 
preach on the subject, and to practice according to their 
belief. 

(2) And with regard to them who do not think it duty to 
practice the ordinance, that the}^ be left to their liberty. 

(3) And further it was agreed, That neither of the parties 
were to make opposition in any mixed assembly, but that the 
members of either church might enjoy occasional communion 
one with the other. 

Here follow the names of them who subscribe the above 
agreement. 

Thomas Griffith Samuel Griffith 

Samuel Jones Richard David 

Elisha Thomas Hugh Morris 

Enoch Morgan William Bettridge 

James James John Snowden 

Peter Chamberlain John Wilds 

Joseph Hart Thomas Morris 

Joseph Wood Griffith Miles 

John Freeman John Swift, Junior 

Evan Edmond Joseph Todd 

John Edward John Osisson 

Thomas John Edward Church 

David Miles In all 25. 

In the year 1709, we had further occasion to consider the 
above agreement, because some brethren, who arrived in 
the country (and one among ourselves) were streightened 
in their minds whether the said agreement was agreeable to 
the will of God ! 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 11 

But after we had reconsidered the matter, and attended 
to consequences we had reason to hope that God was pleased 
with what we did, because in our judgment we were helpful 
to them and they to us in the affairs of the Gospel ; for the 
above named congregation, and another in West Jersey 
(who had also been under the care of John Watts) were at 
this time without either minister or deacon and it pleased 
God (by the visits which some of us, especially our minister 
paid those churches, encouraging some of themselves to use 
their gifts) to raise up four ministers among them ; and 
besides it pleased God also that many have yielded obedience 
to the ordinance in question, insomuch that (to the best of 
our recollection) 55 persons have hands laid on them since 
said agreement : 

And this ordinance with others, is preached throughout 
the congregations : All the ministers have yielded obedience 
to it ; and many are enlightened touching it ; and the work 
of the Lord carried on every where without any lets or 
offences. 



MEMBERS NAMES. 

The names of the members who first came over were 

YEAR 

1 701 Thomas Griffith "minister" 
Griffith Nicolas 
Evan Edmond 
John Edward 
Elizeus (Elisha) Thomas 
Enoch Morgan 
Righart (Richard) David 
Elizabeth Griffith 



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Lewis Edmond 
Mary John 
Mary Thomas 
Elizabeth Griffith 
Shonnet (Jennet) David 
Margaret Matheas 
Shonnet (Jennet) Morris 
James David i6 

Added to during the year and a half we abode at Pennepek. 

1 70 1 Rees Ryddarch 

1702 Catharine Ryddarch 
Easther Thomas 
Thomas Morris 
Hugh Morris 
Peter Chamberlain 

Mary Chamberlain, Junior 

Mary Sorensee 

Magdalen Morgan 

Henry David 

Elizabeth David 

Samuel Griffiths 

Richard Seruy 

Rebecca Marpole 

John Grinwater 

Edward Edwards 

John James 

Mary Thomas 

Thomas John 

Judith Griffith 

Mary John, Jun 

Thomas Thomas 22 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 13 

After our removal down to New Castle County in the 
1703 were added to the church by a letter from Wales 

1703 Thomas John 

1708 Rebecca John 

BY BAPTISM 

John Wild 

Thomas Wild 

James James 

Sarah James 

Shuan (Jaen) Morgan 

Samuel Wild 

Mary Nicholas 

Richard Boen 

David Thomas 

Mary Bentley 

Jaen Edwards 13 

In the year 1709 were added by letter from a church in 
Pembroke shire 

1709 (Samuel John, Minister) 
John Devonallt 

Mary Devonallt 
Lewis Philip 
Catharine Edward 

FROM EAST JERSEY 

Philip Truax 
Elizabeth Tilton 

BY A LETTER FROM PENNEPEK 

David Miles 

Alee Miles 8 



14 WELSH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 

In the year 1710 were added to us by letters from the fol- 
lowing churches in Wales, as follows : 

FROM RYDWILIN 

1 7 10 (John Jenkins, pastor) 
L,ewis Philip 
Rees David (Deacon) 
Thomas Evan 
Thomas Edmond 
Arthur Edward 
Eleanor Philip 
Susanna David 
Mary Wallis 

FROM KiivCAM. Samuel John, Past. 

John Philip (Elder) 

Jenkin John (afterwards Minister of Phila- 
delphia) 
John Harry 
John Boulton 
Richard Edward 
Eleanor Philip 
Mary William 
Elizabeth Harry 
Susanna Owen 
Mary Bowen 
Elizabeth John 

PROM LANTIVY. 

1710 (James James, past.) 
John Griffith (Elder) 
Rees Jones 
Hugh Evan 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 15 

Samuel Evan 
David Lewis 
Rachel Griffith 
Easther John 
Mary Evan 

FROM LANGENYCH 

(Morgan Jones, Minister) 

Hugh David (afterward Minister of the 

Great Valley) 
Anthony Mathew 
Simon Mathew 
Simon Butler 
Arthur Melchor 
Hanna Melchor 
Margaret David 

FROM LANWENNARTH 

1711 (Timothy Lewis, pastor) 
James Jones 
Ann Jones 

FROM BI^AENEY-GWENT 

(Abel Morgan, pastor) 
Joseph James 

ADDED BY BAPTISM 

171 1 Thomas Rees 
Thomas David 
Margaret Evan 
Sarah Emson 
Rachel Thomas 
Daniel Rees 



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William Thomas 

John Thomas 

Martha Thomas 

John Evans 

Lydia Evans 50 

ADDED BY LETTER FROM PENNEPEK IN 1712 

1 7 1 2 Nicholas Stephen 
Mary Stephen 
John Paine 
Elizabeth Paine 

BY LETTERS FROM PENNEPEK IN 1713 

171 3 John Eaton 
Juan Eaton 
Joseph Eaton 
Gwenllian Eaton 
George Eaton 
Mary Eaton 

1713 FROM LANTiVY (James James, pastor) 

Elias Thomas 
Thomas Evans 
Ann Evans 

FROM PEMBROKSHIRE 

(Samuel John, pastor) 

Philip Rees 10 

1 714 In 17 14 were added to us by Baptism, 

John Bentley 
James James, Jun. 
Eleanor David 
Mary Thomas 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 17 

Ann Thomas 
David John 
Richard Lewis 
Sarah Nicholas 
Mary Lewis 

1 7 14 BY LETTER FROM PHILADELPHIA 

(Abel Morgan, past.) 
Benjamin Griffith 
Emly Davis 
Catherine Hollinsworth 

17 14 FROM COHANSEY BY LETTER 

(Timothy Brooks, pastor) 

John Miller 

Joanna Miller 14 

17 15 In the j'ear 17 15 were added 

BY LETTER FROM SHIREGAR (PENNSYLVANIA) 

Mary Robinet 

BY BAPTISM 

Thomas James (aged 16) 
John Jones 
Richard Witten 

BY LETTER FROM RYDIVILIM 

(John Jenkin, pastor) 

Griffith Thomas 5 

1 716 In 1 716 was added bj- baptism 

Elizabeth John (Jenkin Jones's sister) 
^David Davis 
Thomas Richard and wife 
and Mary Prys (Price) 5 



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17 1 7 In 1 71 7, added by letter from Pennepek 

Cornelius Vansant 

Richard Herbert 
And the same year by baptism 

Sarah Herbert 3 

At our monthly meeting Feb. 2, 1 716-17, the church came 
to the following agreement relative to Philip Truax : 

For as much as he has absconded, his cause is to lay by 
in expectation of his return to answer for himself : this for- 
bearance to be continued as long as the church thinks fit. 

What the church have to object against him are as follows: 
(i) His neglecting to come to church meeting for several 
years. 

(2) His slighting and neglecting the call of the church by 
their messengers. 

(3) His neglecting his business to the hurt of his family 
and creditors. 

(4) His leaving his affairs unsettled and his poor family 
unprovided for. 

(5) Because, after his return, he refused to appear before 
the church tho' summoned many a time : 

Wherefore he is dismembered Jan. 6, 1721-2. 



SIGNERS OF CONFESSION OF FAITH. 

A large confession of faith put forth by upwards of a 
hundred congregations, holding believers, baptism, election 
and final perseverance was translated to Welsh by Abel 
Morgan (minister of the gospel in Philadelphia) to which was 
added, An article relative to I^aying on of hands; Singing 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 



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Psalms: and Church-covenants; this confession (after beings 
read and thoroughly considered at our quarterly meeting, 
Feb. 4, 1 716) was signed : 



Thomas Gryffyth 
Elizous Thomas 
Enoch Morgan 
Shon Gryffyth 
Shon Phylips 
James James 
Joseph Eton 
Rhys Dafydd 
Shon Doufnallt 
Anthony Mathew 
Dafydd Thomas 



Ehzabeth GryfiFyth 
Mary Thomas 
Shunan Morgan 
Rachel Gryffyth 

Sara James 
Guoullian Etton 
Suusana Dafydd 
Mary Dofnallt 
Robecca Shonn 
Ann Shonn 



Thomas Shonn or Cryn Mary Walis 
Thomas Shonn Rhys Elinor Moris 
Hugh Morys 



Shon Efans 
Shons Etton 
Elias Thomas 
Thomas Weild 
Samuol Weild 
John Pain 
Thomas Rhichart 
Edward Edwards 
Thomas Edmond 
Wiliam Thomas 
Simon Mathou 
Simon Butler 
Thomas Efan 
Thomas Moris 



Lidia Efans 
Shan Mathow 
Mary Wiliana 
Mary Etton 
Mary Thomas 
Mary Weild Ros 
Elizabeth Pain 
Elizabeth Rhys 
Shywan Rhichart 
Shan Edwards 
Mary Prys 
Elizabeth Thomas 
Mary Edmund 
Ann Rhichart 
Ann Buttler 



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Rhys Jones 
Shonn Jones 
Rhichart Whitin 
Samuel Efans 
Shon Butler 
Richart Goary 
Shon James 
Shon Grinwator 
Rhichart Dafydd 
Samuel Gryffyth 
Owen Thomas 
Shoncin Shon 
James James 
Thomas James 
Shonn Thomas 
Dafydd Shon 
Abel Nigolas 
Arthyr Edward 
Gryfyth Thomas 
Shon Milor 
Benjamin Gryfyth 
Cornolius Fomsand 
Richart Harbert 
Shion Harry 
Shion Boulter 
Phylip Try wax 
Thomas Dafydd 
Hugh Efan 
Dafydd Thomas 
Shion Wiliam 
Samuell Philip 



BAPTIST MEETING. 

Ann Efan 
Hana Shon 
Elinor Thomas 
Ann Eowis 
Mary lyowis 
Sara Nigolas 
Joanna Milor 
Mary Robinot 
Cathoring Holinsworth 
Elizabeth Tilton 
Sara Harbort 
Sara Curd 
Mary Bontler 
Emlom Dafis 
Rachel Thomas 
Estor Thomas 
Estor Shon 
Mary Shoncins 
Margaret Wiliam 
Lyns Edmond 
Elizabeth Harry 
Elizabeth Shion 
Elizabeth Truwax 



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Martha Dafis 
Als Mils 
Elonor Phylip 
Mary Rhys 
Margaret Moris 
Shusan Etton 
Susana Dafydd 
Elizabeth Dafydd 



WELSH TRACT 
Thomas Rhys 

Daniol Rhys 
Philip Rhys 
Dafydd Lewis 
Dafydd Efan 
Shion Dafydd 
^ David Davis 
John HoHnswoth 
Garls Milor 
Wiliam Denn 

3 John Evans 
1 71 2 Morgan John 
3 DanioU James 

Philhp James 
1 719 Hugh Lewis 

Richartt Lewis 
5 Griffydd Lewis 

William Truax 

Thomas Jones 

Choffry Bontley 

John Stoutt 

Wiliam Truax 

Thomas Hodchoson 

Richart Barow 
Thomas David 
Philip David 
Barnott Young 
Coruolius Truax 



BAPTIST MEETING. 21 

Mary Thomas 
Mary James 
Cathring Thomas 
Margaret Robinott 
Elonor Griff yth 
Hanah Philip 

Sara Milchor 

Mary Jones 17 12 

Sarah James 

Sara Griffith 

Margaret James 17 19 

Cathrin Lowis 

Sarah Edward 

Jann Edward 

Margaret James 

Rebekah Truax 

Ann Pirce 

Chathoring Roos 

Rachol Milos 

Mary Truax 

Elizabeth David 

Abigal Thager 

Elinor Jones 

Widow Forman 

Elizabeth Thomas 1720 

Sara Thomas 
Phebeh Bruor 
Jane Miles 
Lidia Osboorn 



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Cathoring Evan Harry 
Elizabeth Milchor 




1720 Philipp Duglass 


1722 


Joshuia Dugless 


Mary Edwards 




1720 Joshua Edward 


Mary Harry 




1722 Thomas Harry 


Mary Nicholas 




1724 William Parson 


Osboorns dater 


1723 


Rinall Hovvoll 


Janott Davis 




Thomas James 


Elizabeth Roger 


1724 


1724 Eewis Jones 


Mary Howol 




1724 Thomas Bowan 


Eottie Bowon 




1725 Nathaniel Wilds 


Susanah William 


1725 


John Rontfro 


Margaret Rontfro 




1726 John James 


Sarah James 




Griffyth Nicholas 


Elizabeth Thomas 


1726 


1726 Joseph Thomas 


Jane Howol 




Moris Howel 


Rebeka Jonkin 




Thomas Jonkin 


Elinor Johns 


1727 


1726 Francis Boulton 


Mary Eewis 




Stephn Holinsworth 


Sarah Jonkin 


1728 


Augt 

1727 William Evan 


Elizabeth Jones 


1728 
Epril 


1727 James HowoU 
Epril Richart Thomas 


Gownllian Hugh 
Mary Hugh 


Augt 
1728 


1728 Stephen David 


Margaret Edward 




Simon Parson 


Mary John 




Augt 

1728 William Hugh 


Hary Howoll 




David Harry 


Mary Underwood 




Sept I 

1728 Aboil James 


Sarah Edward 


Sept 
1728 


Ivcwis Jorman 


Margaret Forman 





WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 



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Dec 

1728 Benjamin Underwood 
Sep 7 John Bowen 

1729 William Griffith 
Jan 

1729 David Davis 
Oct 4 

1730 James Hiatt 

Sept 4, 1 73 1 then was 
William Nicholas re- 
ceived by vertue of a 
letter from Wales. 
June 3, 1732 Thomas 
Underwood was Bapt 
September 6,1732 then 
was John Jones Bapt 
Sept 30, 1732 then 
was Mary Jones Bapt 
November 5,1732 then 
was Hugh Jones Bapt 
Novembers, 1732 then 
was Thomas Jones Bapt 



Jane Evans 


1728 


Elizabeth Edward 




Elizabeth Evan 




Elanor Stephen 


1729 


Elanor Jonkin 


1729 


Mary Nicholas 


1729 


Sara Barrow 


1739 


Rachel Bomish 




Mary Jones 





THE NAMES OF SUCH AS HAVE BEEN REMOVED 
FROM US BY DEATH. 

N. B. The first column denotes the year: The second, 
the month: The third, the day of the month. 
1701 6 10 Jan' th Dafydd wife of Richard Dafydd 
1701 II 12 Catherin Rhyddarch 
1707 10 Rees Rhyddarch 

1706 John Edward 



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YEAR 


MO. 


DAY 




I7IO 


10 


26 


lycwis Philip (Deacon) 


I712 


3 


20 


Nicolas Stephen 


I712 






William Mirick 


I7I3 


5 




Jamos Jonos 


I713 


8 




Mary John wife of Hary John 


I7IO 






Dafydd Miles 


I7I4 


6 


20 


Arthyr Milchor 


I714 


I 




Thomas Efan 


I715 


2 




John Wild 


I7I5 


2 




Mary John wife of Grifiyll John 


I715 


3 


22 


Mary Stephen 


I715 


5 




Rebecka Edward 


I715 


2 


24 


IvCwis Phillip 


I717 


3 




John Etton 


I717 


10 




Juan Eatton 


I717 


II 




Samuel Philips 


1718 


I 


22 


Mary Bowen 


1718 


3 


6 


John Philips 


1718 


7 


26 


Edward Edwards 


I718 


9 


30 


John William 


I718 


II 


5 


Elizabeth Truax Daniel Rowlands wife 


I719 


I 


10 


Elizabeth Rees Daniel Rees wife 


I719 


2 


16 


Richard Dafydd 


I719 


7 


5 


John Thomas 


I719 


8 




Joana Miller 


1720 


4 


27 


Thomas John Iron hill 


I72I 


2 


10 


Sarah James 


I72I 


6 


2 


Mary Evans (wife of John Evans, Junr.) 


I72I 


8 




Mary Wallis 


I72I 


9 


I 


John Greemwator 


I72I 


II 


II 


Jane Edwards 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 25 



YEAR 


MO. 


DAY 




I72I 


9 




Elizabeth Griffith 


1722 


6 




John Holinsworth 


1722 


7 


5 


Arthyr Edward 


1724 


6 


6 


Garlls Miles 


1725 


6 


25 


Thomas Griffith (Minister of the Gospel) 


1726 


7 


23 


Thomas John Cristeen 


1726 


9 


27 


Aboil Nicholas 


1726 


10 


9 


Griffith Nicholas 


1726 


II 


II 


Joshua Duglas 


1727 


I 




Richart Lewis 


1727 


2 


20 


Emling Davis 


1727 


II 


10 


Rachel Miles 


1727 


II 


26 


Samuel Griffith 


1727 


II 


29 


L,idia Osborn 


1728 


12 




Elizabeth Lewis 


1729 


3 




John Boulton 


1729 


7 


7 


Lewis Jones 


1730 


20 


I 


Hugh Lewis 


1730 


6 




Cornelius Truax 


1729 






William Traux 


1730 


9 


I 


Elisha Thomas (Paster) 


1730 


9 




John Paine 


1730 


9 


27 


Elinor Philips 


1730 


10 


13 


Susana David 


1730 


II 


10 


Griffith Lewis 


I73I 


9 




Dyws Edmond 


I73I 


II 




Thomas Moris 


I73I 


1 1 


24 


Perry Thomas 


1732 






Leffiis Bowen Died Nov. 1732 


1732 






Sarah Vanholan " " 1732 


1732 






Thomas Jenkins 



Elizabeth Davis 



26 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

THE CASE OF MARTHA DAVID. 

The rebellion of Martha David against the Church ap- 
peared. 

(i) In opposing the truth which she once professed to 
the church according to the commandment of Christ and 
the practice of the Apostles under the ministry of the New 
testament. 

(2) In refusing instruction, and despising advice tho' 
offered many a time by the brethren in particular, and by 
the church, in general. 

(3) In breaking covenant with the church by carrying 
unconnected pieces of what was talked in the church to the 
Presbyterians to have their opinion upon them, tho' the 
church charged her before hand not to do so. 

(4) In being so false and unfaithful in carrying her tales 
so that she has curtailed the truth and increased her false- 
hoods; and thereb}^ hath wronged the church by her change 
of opinion, and putting a false gloss on what was said to 
her — and putting it in the power of the enemies to blaspheme 
— also to renew the variance between us and the Presbyter- 
ians, for which causes she was put out of the church Mar. 4, 
1732. 

N. B. She was President Davis's mother. 



''REMOVED TO OTHER MEETING-HOUSES FOR 
GOOD REASONS." 

Note: — Translation from Welsh into English by 
Rev. W. F. D. IvEWIs. 
The names of those who removed to other meeting houses 
for good reasons. 

To the Pennepack meeting-house, Peter Chamberlin, 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 27 

Mary Charaberlin, Mary Chamberlin, Jr., Thomas Morris 
and Janett Morris. 

To the Mysyfodd [Radnor] meeting-house, Hugh David 
(Minister), Margaret Dafydd (David), James Dafydd, 
Richard Edwards. 

To the Philadelphia meeting-house, Judith Morgan, 171 7. 

To the Gwynedd meeting-house, Bamett Young. 

To the Co^'w^^^/ meeting-house, Benjamin Gryflfyd (Grif- 
fith). 

Joseph Eatton, George Eatton, Gwen Eatton, Mary Eatton, 
Simon Mathew, Jane Mathew, Anthony Mathew, Daniel 
Rhys (Rees), Ann Rhys (Rees), Simon Butler, & Ann 
Butler all of them to Gwynedd meeting-house, 1721. 

Ann Lewis to the Great Valley meeting-house. 

Thomas Rees and his wife Elizabeth Rees to the Gwynedd 
meeting-house, 1722. 

Katherine Hollinsworth to the Philadelphia meeting- 
house, 1722. 

° "^ I to the Cranddiwen meeting-house. 

Margaret Robinet J 

lenkin John and his wife Hannah John to the Philadel- 
phia meeting-house by letter May 2, 1726, and Elizabeth 
Melchor. 

Stephen Hollinsworth to the Philadelphia meeting-house, 
January 6, 1727. 
Cheffrs [lefferies] Bently to Cranddiwen. 

Elinor [Eleanor] Stephen to the Philadelphia meeting- 
house, August 3, 1727. 

Philip David to the Great Valley meeting-house, April 
1730. 



28 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

"THOSE WHO WERE EXCOMMUNICATED." 

The names of those who were excommunicated from the 
church together with the various reasons thereof : — 

In the year 17 14 Magdalen Morgan because she with- 

(i) stood the advice of the church relative to unseemingly 

dress which even the world thought to be unbecoming 

(2) and which she wore and because the brethren learned 
that she neglected the church meeting and worship and 

(3) because she refused to listen to the church through 
the messengers sent to her that she might not bring 
reproach on the church. 

Joseph James because his associates are godless men 
and he spends his time with loud talkers and in the 
midst of disorderly nights carried to a great extreme. 
These two above mentioned were excommunicated by 
the decision of the church from its membership at the 
monthly meeting of the church Ap: 4, 1714. 

In the year 17 14 Evan Edmunds and Catherine 

(i) Edwards were excommunicated because they persisted 
in giving cause for men to judge and carry the scandal 
that they misbehaved themselves together in keeping 
company too often and too unseemly, and because they 

(2) withstood the advice of the church that they should not 
keep company together until they should be able to 
clear themselves from the scandal that they were bring- 
ing upon themselves: after waiting for two years, with- 
out any change manifesting itself in their relations, it 
was determined in the monthly meeting of the church 
to excommunicate them from church membership until 
such time as they should become blameless and should 
clear themselves of the scandal. 
It was so announced July 3, 17 14. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 29 

In the year 1716 Griffith Nicholas was turned out of 
the church for the following reasons : — 

(i) He broke his promise which he had made relative to 
a matter of business that existed between him and Bro- 
ther Thomas John from Bryn. For this reason they 
both asked the church to arbitrate between them and 
they both promised to abide by the decision of the 
church in the settlement of the matter between them. 
Griffith Nicholas after making this compact broke it 
through disobedience of every single judgment of the 
church and not only that but he brought reproach on 
the church by asserting that the judgement of the 
church was unrighteous. At this time in 1726 Griffith 
Nicholas, repenting his action, fulfilled his obligation. 
In the year 17 17 Richard Lewis was turned out of the 
church because he kept unseemly company with his 
neighbour's wife and because he withstood the counsel 
of the church in urging him to clear himself from a re- 
proach such as he was under. He was excommunicated 
until he acquainted himself with his faults and cleared 
himself thereof satisfactorily to the church. 

On April 4, 17 17 John Pain was turned out of the 
church for gross conduct in his life and for disobeying 
the rules of the church. John Pain afterwards repented 
in 1723. 

In the year 1720 Richard Seary was cast out of the 
church the crimes against him as followeth : 

(i) May 31st, 1713 there were laid to his charge by the 
church two things (i) that the said Richard falsely 
accused this congregation of charging him with assert- 
ing that he expected salvation by his works. 

(2) Affirming that the signing the articles of this congre- 



30 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

gation was partly imposed on him, which two accusa- 
tions were found to be scandalous and therefore he to be 
under the censure of the church till penitent. 

(3) And after that in the time following absenting him- 
self from the meeting and disorderly communing with 
other people without giving the least notice to the 
church of which he was a member. 

(4) About a 5^ear and one-half after when called by the 
church he was examined again about the aforesaid 
things but he lightly regarded the church and its counsel. 

(5) And again at the same time the church condescended 
for to consider and contrive — (if so be he was desirous 
for conscience sake in regard to those things in which 
he differed from the church in judgment, to transplant 
himself to another particular church which he liked 
best) — the most and best regular way in order for to 
have dismission from us and our commendation to that 
church. This also he slighted and regarded not. 

(6) In consideration of the aforesaid particulars he was 
doomed to be a covenant breaker in regard to the church 
covenant. 

Philip Truax was dismembered January 6th, 1721, the 
reasons for which you will find on page 17 of this Book. 

Mary Rees was dismembered January 5th, 1723 the 
reasons being as follows : She withstood the advice of 
the church namely that she should not be attracted to a 
man who sought to speak with her relative to her 
marrying him. Withstanding this advice she listened 
to this man and married him in opposition to the advice 
and warning of her christian brethren and of her natural 
father. In this the church looks upon her as having 
broken the church covenant and also having broken her 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 31 

marriage vows with her other husband because neither 
she nor we know but he is yet alive. This terminates 
only on the death of one or the other. 

Relative to Thomas Jones and Elinor [Eleanor] his 
wife, complaint about them came to the ears of the 
church of improper conduct of the one towards the 
other, with regards to the obligation of the marriage 
vow and with regard to minor improprieties in other 
things. When the church had summoned them before 
it to question them in these matters, it seemed right 
that it should place them out of communion for a time 
of probation with a view of reforming them by words 
of counsel and advice. After a little while the church 
again took their case under consideration, and getting 
no testimony of their being better but rather one tend- 
ing against them, it seemed proper to send for them to 
come before it and after thus sending for them several 
times for some years and patiently waiting for them, 
they yet would not come. The church then deemed it 
proper in its monthly meeting February 6, 1724, because 
of their improper life and their absolute disregard of 
the church meetings and their disobedience to the call 
of the church — to excommunicate them as fruitless 
branches and degenerate persons. 

The Bill of excommunicate of Abigail Thatcher. In 
the first place there was a complaint brought against the 
church that she was guilty of speaking a lie and that 
proved upon (against) her before the magistrate, and 
she was called to an account for it before the church. 
She told the church that it was wrong and desired time 
to clear henself ; the church did grant her request and 
left her for a long time in order that she may clear her- 



32 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

self from the said complaint and to see how she should 
behave herself in the meanwhile, but instead of clearing 
herself therefrom she bought herself guilty of the same 
fact, as it was evidenced by creditable persons and be- 
haved herself unworthy of the gospel as it is generally 
reported among her neighbors and also she forsook the 
meeting altogether. 

Jacob John was restored May the fifth 1770. 

John Evans, Esq., was baptized June ye 30, 1770. 

October ye 6th then was Martha Griffin received into full 
communion here being baptized in May last by Mr. Thomas 
Davies, then in Kent and came under I^aying-on-of -hands 
before ye church in ye Welsh-tract were she was received. 

November the third 1770, then was the Reverend John 
Sutton received into full communion by virtue of a letter 
from Scotch plains. 

Novem: the third, 1771 then was David Miles and Levy 
Dungan taken into communion, at ye same was John Boggs 
baptized and received into full communion. 

May ye second 1772 then was Enoch Morgan, Jr., bap- 
tized and received into full communion. 

At ye same time was Joseph Griffith restored Sept. 1772 
then was John Thomas bap. and received into communion. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 33 

BOOK I— Page 12 
December 5, 1773 then was Evan Jenkin received into full 
communion from Philadelphia Church. 



(From pages 12 to 51 nothing written). 



BOOK I— Page 51 
This Book was by order of the Church committed to my 
care Febre. 2. Anna Dom 1772-3. 

DAVID DAVIS, Minister. 



This book was committed to my care, and to David Evans 
the third day of February 1770. 

ISAIAH LEWIS. 



34 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2ND— Page i 
D Mary Thomas 







Joanna Morgan 




D 




Mary Dovenalt 








Rebeckah John 




R- 


■m 


Eleanor Moris 


See book ye 5 page i 


D 




lyydia Evans 


See book ye 3 page i 


R- 


■m 


Mary William 


See book ye 5 page i 


D 




Mary Thomas 


See book ye 3 page ye i 


D 




Elizabeth Pain 


See book ye 3 page ye i 






Joanna Richard 


See book ye 3 page ye i 






Mary Price 


See book ye 






Elizabeth Thomas 




R- 


-m 


Mary Edmund 


See book 5 page ye 2 


D 




Ann Richard 


See book 3d page 2 


R- 


-m 


Ann Evan 


See book ye 5 page ye i 


R- 


-m 


Mary lycwis now Ma] 


ry Evan See book ye 5 page ye i 



R-m 
D 



Mary Robinet 

Elizabeth Tilton 

Sarah Herbert See book the 5 page ye i 

Sarah Bird 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 35 

BOOK 2— Page 2 

Rachel Thomas 
Ex Esther Thomas See book ye fourth page ye first 

Esther John 
R-m Margaret William See book ye 5 page ye i 

R-m Elizabeth Harry See book ye 5 page ye i 

R-m Ales Miles now Thos. See book ye 5 page ye 2 

Mary Roos 

Margaret Moris 

Elizabeth David 

Mary Thomas 
D Catherine Thomas See book ye 3 page ye i 

Ex Eleanor Griffith See book ye fourth page ye i 

Hannah Philips 
R-m Sarah Milchior See book 3'e 5 Page ye first 

Sarah James 

Sarah Griffith 
Died Catherine Lewis 

Sarah Edward 

Jane Edward 

Margaret James 



36 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2— Page 3 

Catherine Roos 

Mary Truax 

Eleanor Jones 

Margaret Forman 
R-m Sarah Thomas now Sarah James 

See book ye 5 page ye i 

Phebe Bruer 

Lettis James 
R-m Jane Miles now David See book ye 5 page ye 2 

R-m Catherine Harry See book ye 5 page ye i 

Mary Edward 
R-m Mary Harry now Mary James 

See book ye 5 page ye i 
R-m Mary Nicholas See book ye 5 page ye first 

D Osborn's daughter 

Mary Howol 
Ex Susanah William See book ye fourth page ye i 

Sarah James 
R-m Elizabeth Thomas See book 5 page i 

Jane Howel 

Eleanor John 



BOOK 2— Page 4 
R-m Elizabeth Jones See book ye 5 page ye i 

Gwenllian Hugh 
Margaret Edward 
Mary John 



WELSH TRA CT BAPTIST MEE TING. 2>1 

Record of those Things Respecting the 
Church of the Welsh-tract, set down in 
THEIR Order 
Beginning March 13, Anno Dom. 1733, &c. 



March the thirteenth, one thousand seven hundred thirty- 
three. 

All the transactions of the church as many, as is recorded 
from the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred 
and one, to the day and date above mentioned : Are to be 
seen in the fore part of this book. 

But henceforth from the day of the date hereof, all matters 
are to be recorded in the following part of this book. 

Which is divided into six books, each book paged by its 
self. 

In the first book 5^ou have the names of ye brethren. 

In the second book you have the names of the sisters. 

In ye third book you have the names of those that dies 
and the time when. 

The fourth book is intended for to set down the names of 
those that must needs be excluded from the church for thire 
falts (when they cannot be reclaimed after all lawfull care 
and tenderness is used) where both their names and thire 
falts shall be recorded together. 

The fifth book may serve to put down the names of those 
that may remove their residence, whether they go orderly or 
unorderly from the church and to where they went. 

The sixt book is intended for the church to register those 
things, that the church shall agree upon from time to time, 
and judged worthy to be recorded. 



38 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Note : The names of the members of the church are as 
aforesaid in the first, and second book fixed in the first 
column. 

As thus 

See Book ye third, page the 

See Book ye fourth, page the 

See Book the fifth, page ye 

Now in case that the Th. J. dies let D. be set down in the 
margent as above ; and in ye second column carried right 
from ye name let it be as above in the second column. And 
in case that J. D. is excluded put down Kx in ye margin, 
and as in the second column. And in case of the removal 
of any of ye members of the church to some where else put 
down Rm. in the margin, and as afore in the second column. 



D 


Th. 


J. 


Ex 


J. 


D. 


R. M. 


N. 


N. 




R. 


W. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 39 

BOOK 1ST 
D Enoch Morgan, Minister See book the 3 page i 

D John Griffith, Elder See book ye 3 page ye i 

R-m James Jemes, Elder See book ye 5 page ye i 

D Rees David, Deacon See book 3 page i 

D John Dovenals, Elder See book ye 3 page ye i 

D David Thomas 

D Hugh Morris See book 3 page 2 

D John Evans See book 3 page i 

D Elias Thomas See B. j^e 3 page ye i 

R-m Samuel Wild See book ye 5 page ye i 

D Thomas Richard See book ye 3 page ye i 

R-m Thomas Edmund See book ye 5 page ye 2 

William Thomas 
R-m Thomas Evans, Deacon See book 5 page i 

D Rees Jones (Ruleing Elder) See book the 3 page ye i 

R-m John Jones See book ye 5 page ye 3 

D Richard Whittin, Ruling Elder, 

See book ye 5 page ye i 
R-m Samuel Evan See book 5 page ye i 

Owen Thomas, Minister 
Ex James James, Junior See book ye 4 page ye i 

Ex David John 

D Cornelius Vincent See book ye 3 page i 

R-m Richard Harbert See book ye 5 page i 



40 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK I— Page 2 
R-m John Harry See book ye 5 page ye i 

R-m Thomas David 
D Hugh Evan, Deacon 

D David Thomas See book the 3 page i 

D Philip Rees " " " 3 " i 

D David I^ewis 

D David Evan 

John David 
D William Denne 

D John Evans, Jr. , Ruling Elder 

See book ye 3 page ye i 
D Morgan, John 

R-m Daniel James See book ye 5 page ye i 

R-m Philip James See book ye 5 page ye i 

D William Truax 

D Thomas Hutchinson See book ye 5 page ye i 

R-m Richard Barrow See book ye 5 page ye i 

Thomas David 
R-m Phillip Duglas See book ye 5 page ye 2 

R-m Joshua Edward 
R-m Thomas Harry See book ye 5 page ye i 



See book ye 5 page ye i 
See book ye 3 page 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 
BOOK I— Page 3 
D William Pearson See book ye 3 page i 

Rinalt Howel, Ruling Elder 
R-m Thomas James 
R-m Thomas Boweu 
D Nathaniel Wild 

D John Renfro 

R-m John James 
R-m Joseph Thomas 
D Moris Howel 

R-m Francis Boulten 
D William Evan 

D James Howel 

D Richard Thomas, Ruling Elder 

died Nov 1753 



41 



See book ye 5 page ye ist 



R-m Stephen David 



R-m Simon Pierson 
Ex William Hugh 
R-m David Harry 
R-m Abel James 

Lewis Jerman 
D Benjamin Underwood 



See book ye 5 page ye i 
See of his return book 

ye 5 page i 
See book j-e 5 page ye i 
See book ye 4 page ye i 
See book ye 5 page ye i 
See book ye 5 page ye i 



42 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 



BOOK I— Page 4 



R-m 


John Bowen 
William Einon 


See book yes page ye 2nd 


D 


David Davis, Minister 




D 


James Hyatt 




D 


William Nicholas 
Thomas Underwood 




Ex 


John Jonos 


See book the 5 page the 2 


D 


Hugh Jonos 




Ex 


Thomas Jonos 


returned 


R-m 


Abel Morgan 

was Bapt ye 31 of March 


See book ye 5 page i 

L 




1733- 


Abel Morgan is returned 
Abel Morgan proved to 




The same day 


be a great minister of 




was David Rees 


ye gospel, and departed 




received by vertue 


this life in the year 




of a letter from 


1785 




Mountgymru 


had been a member 
about 51 years and a 




Samuel Nicholas 


pastor of ye church at 




was bapt April 28 


Middletown 




1733 


for many years. 


R-m 


John Harry 
was bapt 
Sept I, 1733 
Feremia Rees 
ye same day 


See book ye 5 page ye i 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 



43 



BOOK I— Page 5 
R-m David James and See book yo. 5 page i 

his wife Elinor was 

received by vertue 

of a letter from 
Mountgomarin 

November 3, 1733 
Ex William Lewis 

was bapt 

August ye 3, 1734 
R-m Jeremiah Rowell 

was bapt August 31, 1734 

Evan Rees and 
D John Watson and DeacondiedNovi2,i755 

John Cockerel 

was bapt August 2, 1735. 

The same day was 

William Rees received 

into full communion by 

vertue of a letter from 

Mountgymru bearing 

date June ye 15th, 1735. 

Thomas John and 
D Zacharies Thomas 

was bapt Oct. 4, 1735. 
R-m Thomas Money was bapt 1835 

See book ye 5 page ye i 

Edward Milos was bapt October 2, 1736 
R-ni Nathaniel Evan was bapt 

Oct. 2, 1736 See book ye 5 page ye i 

R-m John Jones was bapt 

December 4, 1736 See book ye 5 page ye 2 



44 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK I— Page 6 

June ye 4, 1737, then 

was John Thomas received 

into full communion by 

vertue of a letter from ye Deacon 

great Valey, bearing date 

May 22, 1739 

March 31, 1739, then was 
R-m John Morgan and 

Benjamin Jonos baptized 
R-m Oliver Alison was bap See book ye 5 page 2 

in ye year 1739 
D John Griffith was baptized Aug. 4, 1739 

Ruling Elder 
D David Thomas and Enoch Morgan 

was baptized May 3, 1740 
D Thomas Howell restored See page 8 of this book 

Ex Jonathan Davis See book ye 4 page 2 

David Evan Deacon 

Moris Thomas and 
D Lewis Thomas Deacon 

was baptized July ye 5, 1740 

Jacob Jones was baptised August 2, 1740 

Jacob Jones was restored May 5, 1770, and received 

into full communion 
R-m Walter Downe from ye church at Brandywine by 

vertue of a letter June 22, 1740, received by us 

August 2, 1740 

John Go Forth and Moris Howell was baptized 
October ye 4, 1740 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 45 

BOOK I— Page 7 
James Jones and 
James James was baptized 
May ye 2d, 1741 
Enoch Davis was received 
into membership by vertue of a letter 
from Philadelphia, August ye ist, 1741 
See Book ye 4 Daniel John was baptized September 14, 1742 
Died Nov. 1748 James Pearson was baptized 

October the 2, 1742 
D Joseph Brown was See book ye 3 page 2 

baptized August 6, 1743 

Eben Howell was after- 

-c^ T-v, TT 11 ward restored upon per- 

Ex Ebenezer Howell was ^ ^ 

, ., ,0 4. sonal profession of a 

bapitzed Septe 3, 1743 ^ 

desire to be in commu- 
nion with ye church 
D Rees Jones Doctor 

was baptized September ye 30, 1743 

John Hughes was received to the full 

communion of the church 

December 31, 1743, by vertue of a letter 

from the church on P. D. in 

South Carolina bearing date 

October i, 1743 

He was excommunicated July 1747 



46 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK I— Pages 

Ex Joseph Bedome was baptised Octob 6, 1744 
Thomas Farr was baptised July 7, 1745 
Removed by a letter to another church May, 1776 
Kdward Vizey was baptized August 2, 1746 
The same day was the two sons of David Rees 
baptized viz.: Thomas & John, and also 

John James at the same time. 
Sept. 6, 1746, then was 

D William Starkey baptized. 

Jonathan David was restored 

September 6, 1746 
Daniel Griffith was received into 
communion by vertue of a letter 
Mountgomry being dated April 30, 1748 
Daniel David was received by 
vertue of a letter from Wales, Nov. 4, 1749 
The Rev Mr Griffith Jones was received by vertue 
of a letter from Wales, Jan 2, 1750 
Morgan Jones was baptized 
May 6, 1750 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 47 

BOOK I— Page 9 

Stephen Cantwell was baptized August 3, 1750. 

June I, 1751 then was William Bukingham received by 
letter from ye Church of Brandy wine dated May 18. 

Nicolas Paine was baptized May 2, 1752. 

Thomas McKim was received a member August 2, 1752 
being baptized two weeks before at Brandj'wine by the Rev. 
Mr. Bonham by the consent of this church. 

Also at the same time was Thomas Edmund received by 
a letter from the church of Mountgomrey. 

Jonathan Joly living in Quine Anns County in Mariland 
was baptized by Mr. Jones May 18, 1753 and aded to the 
church. 

Alixander McKim was baptized by Mr. Bonham Oct. 19, 
and aded to the church Decern. 2, 1752. 

Jonathan Davis was baptized April 6, 1754. 

Isaic Lewis was received into full communion by vertue 
of a letter from Montgomry April 6, 1754. 

Hugh Glasford was baptized May 9, 1754. 

Thomas Davis .son of David Davis was baptized August 

9, 1754- 

Ebenezer Howel was restored 1756. 



48 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK I— Page lo 

Abel Davis was baptized August 3, 1755. 

David Hugh was baptized Sept. 5, 1755. 

William James was baptized April 2, 1756. 

John Hall was baptized at the same time. 

John Morgan and James Williams were aded one from the 
Great Valy, the other from Montgomrey July 3, 1757. 

Thomas Robinson, and David John, Morgan Johns son 
were baptized May 6, 1758. 

John Davis, David Davis his son of was bap- 
tized May 6, 1758 

Thomas James, Esq., was restored to the communion of 
the Church upon his profession of having seen his error in 
judgment and conduct April 5, 1761. See a paper under 
his on hand in this book. 

John Jones the Rev. Mr. Griffith Jones, his son was bap- 
tized Oct, 4, 1 76 1. 

He was at the same time added to the church. 

Zachria Jones was baptized Oct. 6, 1764. 

John Buckingham was baptized August 3, 1765. 

Joseph Griffith and Isacc Hugh were baptized October the 
5th, 1765. 

John McCormick was baptized Nov. 2, 1765. 

Joseph Garner was received into full communion Decern. 
I, 1765, by vertue of a letter from the Church in Philadel- 
phia. Dated July the first 1765. 

John Townsend was baptized and aded to the church at 
oure yearly meeting May 24, 1766. 

Joseph Price was baptized and aded to the church Oct. 4, 
1767. 

John Davis was baptized and aded to the Church Nove. 
I, 1767. 

William Buckingham, Junior baptized Oct. i, 1768. 

John Bowen was received to full Communion March 5, 
1769 by a letter from Vinsent dated Nov. 12, 1768. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 49 

BOOK I— Page ii 
August 4,' 1769 Then was James Mundel received into full 
communion b}^ vertue of a letter from the Church at Brandy- 
wine dated Mslj 21, 1769. 
Mary Howel 
Mary Underwood 
Sarah Edward 
Margaret Forman 
Jane Evans 
R-m Elizabeth Edward now James See book ye 5 page yt. i 
Elizabeth Evan 



R-m 


Eleanor Jenkiu 


r 




R-m 


Mary Nicholas 


J 

V 


See book ye 5 page ye i 


R-m 


Sarah Barrow 




Ex 


Rachel Bemish 




See book ye fourth 

page ye ist 


D 


Mar}' Jones 




See book 3 page i 



R-m 



Mary Nicholas 

Elinor James 

Sarah Devenald 

Rachel Devenald 

Mary Devenald 

was baptized August 31, 1734 



See book ye 5 page ye i 
See book ye 5 page ye 2 



R-m Mary Howell 



See book ye 5 page ye i 



50 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2— Page 5 

Martha William f , . , 

was baptized 
Mary Devouald \ 

Nov 2, 1734 
Hannah Devonald (^ 

R-m Martha Rogers See book ye 5 page ye 2d 

was baptized Nov 30, 1734 
R-m Sarah Hary See book ye 5 page ye i 

was Sept 1733 
D Jane Hyatt and Mary Watson 

was bapt August ye 2d, 1735 

Elizabeth Jones was baptized October 4, 1735 

January 31, 1736, Then was 

Mary I^ewis now Mary Smith, shee was, 

August I, 173 1, Excommunicated, but 

restored now upon her repentance. 

April 30, 1736, Then was 

Elizabeth Owen (Thomas) baptized 

April 30, 1736, Then was 

Sarah and Mary Jones baptized 

June 5, 1736, Then was 

Sarah Thomas and Elizabeth Jones baptized 

Margaret Miles was bapt. Oct. 2, 1736 
R-m Ann Jones was bapt Sept 3, 1737 

See book 5 page 2 

Hannah Roos was bapt August 5, 1738 
R-m Rachel Alison was bapt May 5 , 1 739 

See book ye 5 page ye 2 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 51 

BOOK 2— Page 6 
R-m Martha Richards See book ye 5 page ye 2 

was received by vertue of a letter from 

Wales, August 4, 1739 
Rachel Griffith and Elenor James 
baptized August 4, 1739 
Ex Sara Evans was See book the 4 page 2 

baptized and received into communion July 5, 1740 
R-m Eettice Douglass / See book ye 5 page ye 2 

Annie Jones I , , • , * 

] was baptized August 2, 
Mary Hugh / 

Judith Devonald / 

Elizabeth Jones \ 

Elizabeth James 

was received bj^ a letter from ye great Valley 

August 2d, 1740 
D Margaret John See book ye 5 page ye 2 

Lydia Go Forth was baptized October 4, 1740 

Susannah Jones 

Mary Jones 

Elizabeth Heath 

was baptized May ye 2d, 1741 

Margaret Howel was baptized April ye 3d, 1742 
Ex Ann Gill was baptised July 31, 1742 



52 WELSH TRA CT BA PTIST MEE TING. 

BOOK 2— Page 7 
Mary Rothwell was baptized April 3, 1743 
Mary Price was received to ye Communion of 
the church June ye 4, 1743 
The said Mary Price for sum time was in 
communion among ye Presbyterians, but on 
her confession of her fait was received to 
her place again, the time before mentioned. 
Hannah Kynon was received to full 
communion by vertue of a letter from 
ye church of Brandy wine, August 6, 1743 
Abigel Childs was baptized Sept. 3, 1743 

D Sarah Jones the wife of Dr. Jones 

was baptized September 30, 1743 
Ann Welsh alias Bush 
was baptized June ye 2, 1744 
Mary Evans alias Obarne 
was baptized August 7, 1744 
Mary Cantrel alias Thomas 
was baptized Oct 6, 1744. 
Margaret Howel, Rynal Howels daughter 
was baptized March 2, 1745 

Died May 5, 1750 Ann Thomas, Thomas Thomas is daugh- 
ter was bap. April 6, 1745 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 53 

BOOK 2— Page 8 
Died April 25 Mrs Cottman was baptized Oct 5, 1745 

1 750 The same time was Margaret Buckingham bapt 
Agust 2, 1746, was Ann Elizabeth Vezey baptized 
Oct 4, 1746, Then was Mary the eldest daughter 
of Howel James baptized 
1748 Decern 3. 

Jane Rowland the wife of David Rowland baptized 
Dec 2, 1749, Then was Elizabeth Buchun 
received as full member to the communion 
of the church by vertue of a letter from 
the church of Brandywine 

dated Oct. 14, 1749 
June I, 1 75 1 Then was Jane Buckingham received 
by a letter from Brandywine dated May 18. 
August 1 75 1 Then was Mary Jonson 
received member, she had been 
baptized in Wales, but did not give 
member till now in this country. 

At the same time was 
Magdalen Morgan. Alias Cox 
restored to communion of the church 



54 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2— Page 9 
Then was baptized the following 
Persons in Kent County by ye 
ministry of 5'e Rev. Mr. Jones 

Rachel Davis 

Deborah Evans 

Hanah Rees and 

Hester Rees 
August 2, 1752 
Then received by letter from the 
church at Montgomery 

Mary Edmund. 
At the same time 

Sarah McKim 
was received member being baptized 
2 weeks before by Mr. Bonham 
Catharine Dope and Godmah Heyet 
was baptised April 18, 1753, by Mr. Jones in Kent 
County and aded to the church 
Magdalen Towson living in Kent 
was baptised by Mr. Jones and aded to the church 
September, 1753. 

Rachel and Sarah Hugh, daughters of William 
Hugh, and also Hannah Buckingham, daughter of 
William Buckingham, 

was baptized and aded to the church May 9, 1754. 
Phebe Hugh was baptized Agust 3, 1755. 
June 1752, then was baptized and added to the 
church 

Mary Thomas [Thomas Thomas daughter] and 
Hana Oborne and 

Rachel Oborne 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 55 

July 13, 1752 Margaret Murfey and Mary Joley 
was baptized and added to the church by the minis- 
try of ye Rev. Mr. Jones in Kent. 
Nov 7, 1752 Mary Juney a daughter of Mr. Owen 
Thomas was baptized. 

Elizabeth Rockhole living in Baltimore was baptized 
by Mr. Jones and aded to the church in August, 

1755 

Widow Smith, daughter of Zachria Buchen was 
baptized by Mr. Bonhan Oct. 19, and aded to this 
church Dec. 2, 1753. 

Cathrin Wattson was baptized Augt 4, 1754. 
Elizabeth Owen was aded to the church by vertue 
of a letter from the church at Talrahobin, June 7, 
1755. 

1755, Sept. 2, was three of John Carets daughters 
baptized viz. Ann Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson and 
Sarah. 
Sarah James the wife of William James was baptized 

April 2, 1756 



56 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2— Page lo 
Ruth Buckingham was baptized June 4, 1746 
Weize Evans was baptized August 3, 1756 
Mary Morgan wife of John Morgan was received by 
a letter from Great Valey 3d of July 1757 
Sarah Milles wife of David Milles 
was baptized Sept 3, 1757. 

Hannah Davis wife of David Davis of Chester 
County near Conistoga, was examined and received 
to the communion of the church March 3, 1759. 

Shee was baptized and hands laid on her by a 
Sevenday Minister about thirty yrs before but not 
received amongst them 
Jane Williams, James Williams wife 
was baptized August 4, 1759 

Klenor Davis, Daniel Davis wife of Kent was bap- 
tized October ye 6, 1759 

Susana Lewis now Susana Wattson was received 
by a letter from the church of Philadelphia dated 
June 7, 1760 Shee was received July 6, 1760 
Hannah Bonham was received to the communion of 
this church August 3, 1760, by vertue of a letter 
from the church of Kingswood dated Oct. 16, 1757. 
Famer Edwards now James was received July 5th, 
1 76 1, by vertue of a letter from the church at 
Philadelphia dated June 14, 1761 
Hannah M. Conell alias Blind Hannah and Deborah 
Davis, the daughter of David Davis living near 
Canistogo, were baptized and added to the church 
August I, 1 761 

Mary Rogers was baptized and aded to the church 
Oct 4, 1 76 1 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 57 

Jane Thomas, the wife of Thomas Thomas 

was baptized July 2, 1763 

Mary Lewis, the wife of Isaiah Lewis and her sister 

Johanna Jones the wife of Zachrias Jones were 

baptized and aded to the church Nov. 3, 1769 



58 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2— Page n 

Sarah Smith the daughter of Lewis Morgan was 
baptized August 31, 1765. The next meeting shee 
was dismissed to one of our churches in CaroHna 
Hanah Hugh the wife of Hall Hugh and Mrs. 
Pritchard, John Pritchards wife, 
were baptized Oct. 5, 1765 

Hannah McCormick the wife of John McCormick 
and Mary Roberts were baptized and added Nov. 

2, 1765 

Mary Price, Mary Griffith and Hanah Jones were 
baptized and aded to the church Oct. 4, 1767 
Sarah Oborne was baptised Oct. 5, 1768 
Sarah Osborne was baptized Nov. 5, 1768 
Jane Bowen was received to full communion March 
5, 1769, by a letter from Vingent dated Nov 12th, 1768 
Hester Davis was received by a letter from the 
church of Baltimore into full communion July 2, 1769 
August 4, 1769 Margaret Mundel was received by 
vertue of a letter from the church of Brandywine 
dated May 21, 1769 

1769 Then was Sarah Oborn baptised and received 
into full communion 

John Bowen was received by virtue of a letter from 
Vinsent or ye Valy church. 

Novem the third, 1770, then was Ruth Sutton 
received into full communion by virtue of a letter 
from Hopewell. 

August ye 31, 1771, then was Mary Kynow and 
Ann Murrain baptised and received into full com- 
munion of this church. 

Oct ye 5th, then was Ann Glasford and Sarah 
Morgan and Elizabeth Thomas baptised and received 
into full communion. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 59 

BOOK 2— Page 12 
Nov. the third 1771, Then was Rachel Morgan and 
Sarah Thomas baptised and received into full com- 
munion. 

At ye same was Levy Dungan's and his wife and 
William Magachlin's wife taken into communion, 
both living in Kent County 

Novem ye 30th, 1771, then was Mary Jones ye wife 
of John Jones baptized and received into full com- 
munion of this church. 

Elizabeth Edwards a cousin of Mr. James was bap- 
tized Jan. ye 4, 1772, and received into full com- 
munion. 

Jane the wife of William Buckinham, Junior, was 
baptized and rec'd into full communion of this 
church March ye first 1772. 

May the second, 1772, then was Enoch Morgan, 
Junior, baptised and received into full communion 
of this church. 

At the same time was Joseph Griffith restored. 
May 23, 1772, ye seventh day of ye yearly meeting 
began, then was Hannah Boggs ye wife of John 
Boggs baptised and received into communion. 
At ye same time was one Clark, a widow near Duck 
Creek, baptised and received into full communion. 



60 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK— Page 13 
July meeting of business 1772, then was Ann Bowen 
ye wife of Thomas Bowen was baptized and received 
into full Communion of this Church. 
At ye same time was Mary Branan ye served her 
time at Mr. James was baptised and received into full 
communion. 

Elizabeth Tompson was baptised and was received 
into full communion of ye Welsh tract Church ; June 
ye first Sabbath in ye year 1774. 
Judith Hendrickson was baptised and received into 
full communion Decem. monthly meeting in the 
year 1774. She had lived some time before her bap- 
tism at David Hughes, lyondon Track. 
Isaac Lewis was baptized and received into full com- 
munion of this church November ye first 1775 in the 
17th year of his age. 
April the 6th, 1776 then was James Jones, Junior received 
by baptism into full communion of this church. At ye 
same time was Samuel Woodbridge and Sarah his wife 
received by virtue of a letter from Philadelphia Church. 
May ye 24, 1777 then was John Maquire baptise and received 
into full communion of the church 1777. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 61 

BOOK 2— Page 14 
October the fourth 1777 then was John Tayler bap- 
tised and received into full communion. 
February 28, 1778 Then was Samuel Morgan received 
into full communion by virtue of a letter from a 
church at Diffical, Fairfax County in Virginia. 
Novem : first, Then was John James baptized and 
received into full communion of the Welshtract Bap- 
tist Church. 

July first 1780, then was Jane the wife of John 
Taylor baptised and received into full communion. 
August 5, 1780 then was Sarah Jones now Patton 
baptised and received into full communion. 
August 27, then was Gwentlian Dunsmore and Hes- 
ter Jones baptised and received into full communion. 
At the same time was Kezia Carlile and Mary Rich- 
chy received by a virtue of a letter from Philadelphia 
Church. 

1780, then was baptised Samuel Griffith, Mary Grif- 
fith from Kent received into full communion. 
At the same time John Price and John Patton and 
Rachel Scotton, been baptised by John Sutton at 
Cowmarsh. 

February 3, 1781 then was Samuel Davis received 
into full communion by virtue of a letter from Phil- 
adelphia Church. 

At the same time his daughter Elizabeth Davis 
was baptised and received into full communion. 
March the third 1781 then was Kezia Lewis the 
daughter of Isaiah Lewis baptised and received into 
full communion of this church. 



62 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2— Page 15 

1780 Then was Sarah Davis the wife of Abel Davis bap- 
tised and received into full communion — This should 
been in other page) 

April meeting of business 1781 then was Joanna 
Jones restored into full communion. 
May the sixth 1781, then was Thomas William and 
Lettis Woods and Susanna James baptised and re- 
ceived into full communion. 

The last day of June 1781, then was Samuel Jones 
and Elizabeth Pringle baptized and received into full 
communion of this church. 

September ist, 1781 Then was Deboroh Eynon and 
Dorcas Armitage baptised and received into full 
communion. 

Oct. 7, 1 78 1 Then was Mary Pasmore alias Evans, 
baptised and received into full communion. 
August 6, 1782 The church met, took Margaret 
Knarsboroug case into consideration read ye conclu- 
tion of ye Baptist Church in New York before they 
dispersed which is as follows viz : 
That a list of each members particular standing 
should be made out, that ye ministers, elders and 
deacons should be served with copies and authorized 
to recommend or dismiss those if should aply to 
them acording to ye above agreement the above 
mentioned Margaret Knarsborough was recom- 
mended by Mr. Gano minister of P. Church by a 
letter dated September ye 6, 1781, and was received 
April 6, 1782, into full communion of this church 
extucornary cases common rule must be laid aside. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 63 

June ye first 1782, then was James William bap- 
tised and received into full communion, 
August ye third then was 
Thomas Prindle a member of 
New York Church received as 
Margaret Knarsborough was 

mentioned in this page. 



64 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 2— Page i6 
August the third 1782, then was Robert Shields bap- 
tised and received into full communion of this church. 
August 31, 1782 was John Stow received into full 
communion by of a letter from Philadelphia Church. 
Oct. meeting 1782 Then was Elizabeth Lewis ye 
widow of John Lewis baptised and received into full 
communion. 

April 3'e first Sabbath 1784 then was Andrew Kdge 
and Sarah his wife received into full communion by 
virtue of a letter from Philadelphia church 
May ye first Sabbath 1784 then was Andrew Morton 
and Rachel his wife, and Susana Morton received by 
baptism and at ye same time some people in or nigh 
Wilmington was taken in. 

October the first 1785 when was restored (Judith 
Hendrickson) into ye privileges of the church. 
Nov. 6, 1785 Then was James Grifiith baptised and 
received into full communion in ye 17th year of his 
age (and) at ye same time was Ephraim Stoops and 
Elizabeth Tompson ye younger baptised and received 
into full communion. 

January first 1786 then was Ebenezer Morton and 
Patience Morton his wife and Cornelia Stoops wife 
of Ephraim Stoops was baptized and received into 
full communion. 

June ye 4th, 1786 then was Joseph Boggs and Abigal 
Morton and a young girl called Anne Hamilton 
received into full communion — by baptism. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 65 

BOOK 2— Page 17 
July ye first, 1786, then was Isaac Eaton and Thomas 
Smith baptized and received into full communion 
August 5, 1786, then was Margaret Goteer baptised 
and received into full communion 
September 1786, then was Amelia McSpaven received 
into full communion by virtue of a letter from Wil- 
mington 

April ye first, 1787, then was Fanney Ruffee Forgeson 
and Elisabeth Kimble received by baptism into full 
communion 

May 6, 1787, Then was Ann Morton received by 
baptism into full communion 
Since June the third, 1787, till the beginning of the year 
1793 there have been added to this church by baptism 



John Price 
Robert McMullin 
Frederick Hare 
John Rudolph 
John Kimble B 
John Miles 
Isaac Hill 
John Cornish 
Noble Bolden 
Sharp Grantam B 



OF MEN 

William Price 
Francis Guttier 
Andrew Harvey 
Joseph Carman 
Benjamin 
Charles 
Joseph Flood 
Eaesar Richardson 
Wm . Vert 
JohnBoggs, Jun. 



Hackey McGowen 
Rudolph Mitchell 
James Champion B 
Jacob Bryan B 
B Andrew Walker 
B Jacob Till B 

Peter RichardsonB 
B David Henderson 
B Anthony Porter B 
Nicolas Quinn 



66 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 



Sarah Williams 
Annie Morton 
Nancy McGowin 
Sarah Griffith 



OF WOMEN 

Agnes Thomson 
Sarah Morton 
Nancy Davy 
Katharine Griffith 



Flora Champion B Sarah Cooch 
Dorcas Price Anne Crawford 



Jane Bowen 
A. Morton 
Mrs. Wiley 
Rebecca Miles 
Seney Griffith 
Eleanor Townsend 
Mary Post 
Jane Reynolds 



Margaret Welch 
Mary Walker 
Elizabeth Black 
Sarah Kimble 
Hannah Flood 
Margaret Gosboro 
Anne Averite 
Savannah Waters 
Eleanor Delany 



Rebecca B 

Hannah Mitchell 
Mary Rutter 
Susanna Griffith 
Hanna Death 
Anne Welch 
Mary Rudolph 
Elizth Mitchell 
Mary Flinn 
Hannah Johnson 
Jane Wates 
Phebe B 

KatharineHarwood 
Elizabeth Miller 
Mrs. Hughes 
Mary Ruze 
Susanna Dushane 
B 



Margaret Simpers 

Phillis Grantam B Rebecca Ozier 

Sarah Stoops Sarah Price 

Rebecca Vert EHz'th Grantam B Sarah Porter 

Sarah Pierce Elizth Quinn Sarah Morton 

Margaret Smith 

Received by letter Mary Jones. 
Mary Boldon was received into the church by baptism 2d 

November, 1793. 
April 5, 1794 Then was Michael Bryan, Margaret Minough 

& (Mary Stewart received by baptism April 16) 
May 3. Elizabeth Cooley and Jane Connoway 

received by baptism. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 67 

BOOK 2— Page 19 

Margaret Conoway was received 
by baptism 1798. 



68 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 3— Page i 
Philip Nicholas was buried September 9, 1733 
William Peerson was buried January 31, 1734 
David Thomas was buried May ye 6, 1734 
Cornelius Vansant was buried May ye 9, 1734 
John Dovenal, Elder, was buried March ye 9, 1735 
Joanna Richard was buried August 28th, 1735 
Ann John was buried Oct. 29, 1735. Aged 48 
John Griffith, Elder, was buried Nov. 12, 1735 Aged 80 
lyydia Evans was buried December 25th, 1735 
Thomas Richard was buried July i, 1736 Aged 82 

Nathaniel Wild was buried 

Elias Thomas was buried Jan. 10, 1738 Aged 70 

Elizabeth Pain was buried April 22, 1738 

John Evans, Elder, was buried April 16, 1738 

Margaret Morgan was buried September 16, 1738 

The Rev. Mr. Enoch Morgan, minister of the gospel, died 

March 25th, 1740. Aged 64 
John Evans was buried April 28th, 1740 
Mary Jones was buried April 7, 1740 
Rees Jones, Elder, was buried November 25, 1739 
Phillip Rees, died in South Carolina, Oct. 1739 
Rees David, Deacon, was buried Jan. 1740 
Catherine Thomas was buried May ye 25th, 1741 
Mary Thomas was buried July ye 26th, 1742 
Thomas Hutchinson died in October 1741 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 69 

BOOK 3— Page 2 
Richard Whitten, Ruling Elder, was buried Jan 1742 
William Nichlas was buried April ye 18, 1743 
Mar>' Davis, the wife of David Davis teaching elder, was 

buried July 24, 1743 
Sarah Underwood was buried August 8, 1743 
Hugh Marice was buried Nov. 19, 1743 
Mary Thomas, the widow of Mr. Elisha Thomas teaching 

elder, Deyed Agust 24th, 1744 
Margaret John was buried Sep. 22, 1744 
Catherine Lewis was buried November, 1746 
Ann Clement was buried December, 1746 
Joseph Browne was buried March ye ist, 1747 
,, Mary Oborn, Joseph Oborn'swife, died December 20, 1767" 
William Thomas died in winter day and month not known 

ye 1760 
David Davis, minister, died August 19th, 1769 
Thomas Griffith, Ruling Elder, died 
Zachariah Thomas, a young minister, died 
Richard Thomas, Ruling Elder, died 
Mary Edmond, ye wife of Thomas Edmond, died 
John Watson, Deacon, died Nov. 12, 1755, aged 45 



70 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 3— Pages 
James James died February, 1755 
Hester Jones, died 
Dr. Jones is wife died 
Dr. Jones died 
Benjamin Underwood died 
Hugh Evans, Deacon, died 
Caterine, ye wife of Hughe Evans, died 
John Thomas, Ruling Elder, died 
Elenor, ye wife of Morgan Jones, died 
I^ewis Thomas, Deacon, died May ye loth, 1761 

In ye fortieth year of his age 
John David of White Oak Swamp, died 
Mr. Griffith Jones, Minister, died 
Thomas Edmond died 
Sarah ye wife of William James died 
Reinald Howell, Ruling Elder, and 

his wife died. 
Margaret ye wife of Edward Miles, departed this life. 
Thomas David and Stephan died 
Jane Thomas ye wife of Thomas Thomas died 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 71 

BOOK 3— Page 4 
Ann Robinson departed this life 
Mary ye wife of J. Oborn died Decern. 20, 1767 
Zachariah Jones died 
William Thomas died in Janu 1769 
Mr. David Davis ' ' our worthy minister departed this life 

(Also on page 2 Book 3) August 19th, 1769 

Thomas John died in September 1770 
Sarah Miles ye wife of Edward Miles 

died Janu 29th, 1771, aged 54 
Edward Miles died in few months after her 
Margaret William ye wife of David William 

died in ye fall of 1771 
Rachel Davis Mr. Davisis widow 

died November ye first 1771 Aged 78 
Choice, ye wife of John Townsend, died 

Januar>' 26, 1772 Aged 35 
Joseph Grifl&th departed this life Sept the 9th in fourtieth 
year of his age and in ye year of our Lord 1773 
Jenet Jones ye widow of ^Griffith Jones, B. M., departed this 
life Octo ye 25th day 1773 Aged 68 

*He was a Baptist minister from Wales. 



72 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 3— Page 5 
Elizabeth Lemon the wife of Jacob Lemon 
(Aged 39) departed this life June 26th, 1774 

James Williams departed this life July 21 day in ye year 1774 

Aged 63 
Sarah Oborn departed this life August the 14th in ye year 

1774, aged 35 
Mary Thomas departed this life September the ninth day in 
ye year of our Lord 1774. Aged 51. She was Lewis 
Thomasis widow and lived a widow near 14 years 
Mary Branen departed this life April the eleventh in ye 
year of our Lord 1775. Aged 23 
Mary Clark departed this life July ye thirteenth day 1775 

Aged 64 
Isaac Lewis departed this life, June the 20th day 1776, aged 
18 years, he lived at Jos Prices, was his wifes nephew 
Hannah Bonham departed this life Aug the 22 day in ye 
year 1776 
Daniel Griffith departed this life ye 19th day of Janu 1777 

Aged about 76 
Mary Jones, John Jonesis widow departed this life February 
ye second, 1777, aged 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 73 

BOOK 3— Page 6 
Catherine Reese departed this life February the twenty-sixth 
1777 Aged about eighty 

Hannah Eynow departed this life May the twenty -first day 
In the 55 year of her age, and in ye year of our Lord 1777 
William Eynon departed this life October the tenth 1777 

aged Had been a member 48 years 

Mary Rogers departed this life the 22 day of April 1778 

aged 

Jacob John departed this life the 22 day of September 1778 

Aged 58 
Elizabeth John departed this life 4 days after ye disease of 
her husband Jacob John Aged 56 

Jane, the widow of James William departed this life the — 
day of March, 1779, aged about 70 

Hannah Davis, the widow of David Davis, departed this 
life in April 1779. They did live toward Canistogea 
Thomas James Esq departed this life the 28th day of Decem- 
ber 1779, aged 82, had been baptised in ye year of our 
Lord 1715 

Evan Jenkin departed this life the i6th day of June about 
64 year of his age, 1780 

July 23, 1 78 1 Then Hannah Connolly departed this life 
about ye 57 years of age 

Rachel Griffith departed this life, the 12th day of June 
1782, aged — and had been a widow 33 years 
Jane, the wife of John Bowen departed this life the 21 day 
of October 1783, aged 84 

April 14, 1785, then William James departed this life about 
ye 85 year of his age 

May 26, 1786, James John departed this life 
June ye 3rd, 1786, Elizabeth Kehoon departed this life 



74 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Sometime in ye beginning of ye year 1786 Mary Cann an 

ancient member of this church departed this life. Supposed 

to be above 90 years of age 

Andrew Edge departed this life Octo 15, 1786, in the 51st 

year of his age 

June 3, 1787, then Susanna John ye widow of James John, 

departed this life, age 70 
Isaiah Lewis, Deacon, died August 1787 
John Bowen died in the year 1789 
Abel Davis died in the year 1790 
Andrew Walker died in the year 1791 
Robert Shields, deacon, died in the year 1792 
Hannah Boggs, Elizabeth Edwards, Kezia Carlisle, Sarah 
Griffith, Mrs. Wiley, Katharine Harwood died between the 
3d of June, 1787, and the year 1793 



BOOK 3— Page 9 
Margaret Hinsey and Sarah Edge died in February 1799 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 75 

BOOK 4— Page i 

At our quarterly meeting Jun 9, 1733 Then was Esther 
Thomas excluded. 

She was under a kind of suspension for some considerable 
time before ; for her luke-warmness, and negligence and for 
blaming the doctrine and for carrying her grand daughters 
to the presbyterians to be sprinkled contrary unto the will 
of their father and mother while alive, which then were dead. 
She also left the church and joyned with ye presbyterians — 
And was therefore excluded. 

The same day was Susanah William excluded for going 
away unorderly, and also leaving an ill sav — our, and an 
evil report behind her ; and therefor excluded. 

Oct 5, 1735 Then was William Hugh excluded for his 
obstinacy 

(i) for that he would not be reconciled to one of ye brethren 
(2) for that he continued contentions and would not acquiesce 
nor consent to ye sentiment of ye Church, see i Cor. 11. 16. 
January 31, 1736 

Then was Rachel Bemish excluded from communion, 
(i) for she reported that shee was with child by John Evan's 
man 

(2) for not humbling herself under the church censure. 

(3) For her going away unknown to her church contrary to 
her covenant 

April 3, 1736. 

Then was Elinor Griffith excluded from communion. 

Beside other evil reports, it is undeniable that she is 
married to another husband and that while her first husband 
was alive. A scandalous sin both against the Law of God 
and man and a hateful sin in ye sight of all sober Christians 
See Rom 7. 2, 3 



76 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

James James, Junior was excluded from Communion 
(i) for absenting from ye church and neglecting his place in 
ye church, and that for several years. 

(2) for his disobedience in not regarding the call of ye 
Church. Tho' he was sent for several times, he never 
appeared to render a reason for his negligence : and in ye 
meanwhile there was great aspersions laid to his charge in 
ye neighborhood, but he never appeared to defend himself, 
but he went away and left his own family 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 77 

BOOK 4— Page 2 

February 3, 1744-5 

Then was Jonathan Davis exchided from Communion by 
the church for the following falts. 

(i) His marrying disorderly as to the manner of it without 
advising with the church 2 Cor. 6. 14 as also without the 
consent of his father Jer 29. 6 

(2) his renting himself off from the communion of the Church 
not coming under the ministry of the Gospel with the 
church above three or four times in the space of nine months 
Heb 10. 25 Acts 2. 42 

(3) his dredful disobedience to the church in not obaying her 
frequent calls, never appearing at any of the Church meet- 
ings all the fore mentioned time. Matt 18. 17 

4 his telling of gross untruths to the Churches, messingers 
sent to him, promising to come and not performing these 
promises Col 3. 9 Ephes 4. 15 

5 his using sinful and vile language in his common conver- 
sation Epes. 4. 29 

6 his behaving himself unbecoming a son towards his father, 
thereby causing his said father to complain upon him 
Epes. 6. 12 

7 his plaing at long bulets Epes. 5. 11 

Sarah Evan was disowned Agu 3, 1746 for these two 
reesons 

(i) For being guilty of the sin of drunkenness 
(2) For being guilty of abominable falsehoods as to cause 
such disturbances in ye neighborhood. 

Daniel John was disowned first for being guilty of ye sin 
of drunkenness, and for his application to such as is .said 
had curious arts. 



78 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

2ly being charged with formication 

3ly his obstinacy and disobedience to ye Church. 

William L,ewis was disowned for ye sin of drunkenness. 
2ly for useing unlawfull means to find money by casting up 

figurs 
3ly his forsaaking ye church, breaking his covenant with ye 

church 

Executed May 4, 1760 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 79 

BOOK 4— Page 3 
The causes apearing against Jacob Johns, first his break- 
ing his covenant with ye church by neglecting his pleace 
and it for a long time. 
2ly His immoral life by drinking to excess to ye hurt of his 

family 
313^ Great reason to fear he has been guilty of speaking 
untruths 

was executed Januarj^ 1766 
John Jones was djsowned. 

Joseph Griffith was disowned for being guilty of great 
and heinous crimes contrary to ye moral law 

It was executed October ye 4th 1769. 



80 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 4— Page 4 

Elizabeth Pritchard was disowned for the following crimes, 
ist For swearing and cursing, being bitter malitious not 
bridling her tongue, ye Apostle James informs us were 
enving and strife is there is coruption and every evil work — 
James 3. 14. 15. 

And after repeated endeavors to reclaim her, all proving 
fruitless — she refusing to hear ye church, contrary to her 
covenant and ye rules of ye Gospel Matt 18. 

It was executed February ye 6th, 1773. 

Joanna Jones was disowned for being guilty of fornication 
to ye great dishonour of ye holy religion of Jesus Christ. 
Executed March ye 6, 1773. 

Mary Eynon was disowned for being guilty of fornication 
to ye great dishonour of our holy profestion. It was execu- 
ted April ye 4th, 1773. 

Hath not these bills a voice to ye church 

A voice of displeasure of ye L,ord — It also read thus : 
Let him ! thinketh ! he stands 
take heed least he falls. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 81 

BOOK 4— Page 5 

Hanah Magachlin was disowned for fornication January 
the fifth 1777. 

John macwire was disowned for a breach of covenant with 
ye church. He refused to come to clear himself of a charge 
laid against him viz, fornication. Executed May ye 3, 1778. 

Mary Price was disowned for false acusation. It was exe- 
cuted the second Sabbath in February 1781. 

Judith Hendrickson was disowned, first for her breach of 
covenant with the church. 

2ly For marying another womans husband and living with 
him as a wife at ye same time neglecting to come before ye 
church to answer ye charge and satisfie the church. It was 
executed in publick the third of June 1781. 

Dr. John Thomas was disowned for fornication the 4th 
Sabbath in February 1782. 

Hugh Glasford was disowned for his refactory conduct in 
leaving the church, both in the publick and more private 
meeting contrary to his covenant obligation, 2ly behaving 
in a disrespectfull way to ye messengers of ye church. 3ly 
keeping ye property of ye church in his hand contrary to 
common honesty — it was executed 1783. 

Catherine Bigum was disowned for breach of Covenant 
with ye church and for drunkenness — It was executed April 
ye 3d Sabbath 1783. 



82 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 4— Page 6 
December 2, 1786 Then was Benjamin Jones (formerly of 
Kent County) disowned for his long absence in a disorderly 
way and 2ly 

We have reason to believe he lived several years in Adultery 
and had some children by a woman, even in his wifes life 
time. As these are heineous crimes directly against ye 
moral law, we thought it our indespesible duty to cut him 
of from all ye special privileges of Christ church. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 83 

BOOK 5TH— Page i 

Our brother Thomas John was recommended unto the care 
of the church at Philadelphia hy virtue of a letter being 
dated Sept. 8, 1733. 

Francis Maybery was admitted to have full communion 
with us during ye time of his abode in this parts ; upon the 
vertue of a letter from the church at Meedletown bearing 
date September, 1733. 

Our brother Richard Herbert and Sarah Herbert was 
recommended to the care of ye church of Philadelphia by 
virtue of a letter bearing date May 4, 1734 

Our brother Stephen David was recommended to the 
care of ye church of Philadelphia by virtue of a letter bear- 
ing date May 13, 1734 

Our sister Eleanor Moris was recommended unto ye care 
of the church of Christ in ye Great Valy by vertue of a 
letter bearing date June i, 1735 

Our brother Stephen David is returned and recommended 
to us by vertue of a letter from ye church in Philadelphia 
and is received to full communion June i, 1735 

Our sister Sarah Mitcher now Sarah James is removed to 
Carolina and was recommended to ye care of ye church of 
Christ usually meeting at Charles Town, South Carolina 

Our sisters Elanor Nicholas and Mary Nicholas was 
recommended unto ye care of the church of Christ in ye 
Great Valy by vertue of a letter bearing date June 12, 1736 

Our brother Francis Boulten removed and was recom- 
mended unto the care of ye church of Christ in ye Great 
Valy 

Our brothron and sisters whos names are as followeth 
Abel Morgan, teaching elder (Abel Morgan is returned) 
James James, Ruling Elder, Thomas Evan Deacon 



84 WELSH TRA CT BAPTIST MEE TING. 

Daniel James Samuel Miles John Harry 

John Harry Junior Thomas Harry Jeremiah Rowel 
Richard Barrow Thomas Money Nathaniel Evan 
Mary James Annie Evan Sarah James 

Mary Wilds Elizabeth Harry Eleanor Jenkin 

Sarah Harry Margaret William Mary Rowel 

Sarah Barrow, are removed to Carolina and was recom- 
mended by a letter to ye church of Christ in Charles Town 
or elsewhere in South Carolina, or they might constitute 
themselves into a church, form us Nov 1735 

Brother Thomas John is returned and recommended by 
vertue of a letter from ye church in Philadelphia, dated 
Jan. 8, 1736-7 

Our brother Samuel Evan and his wife Mary Ann Evan 
was recommended unto our christian friends on pedee in 
South Carolina 

April 30, 1737 

Our brethren and sisters whose names are here set down, 
were recommended unto the care of our christian friends on 
pedee in South Carolina 

Daniel Devonald Thomas James David Harry 
Phillip James David James 

Abol James Simon Pirsons Mary Boulton 

Catherine Harry Elizabeth James Elizabeth Jones 
Elinor James Mary Hugh, November 4, 1737 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 85 

BOOK 5— Page 2 

Our brother John Jones and his wife Ann Jones who were 
members of our communion are removed and recommended 
to our christian friends on Pedee in South Carolina by a letter 
March 11, 1738 

Our brother Thomas Edmund and his wife Mary Edmund 
are removed and recommended to the church of Christ in 
Mountgumw by a letter May 15, 1738 

Our sisters Ales Thomas and Jane David and Mary 
Dovenald are recommended by a letter to our christian 
friends on Peedee in South Carolina 

November 3rd, 1739 

Martha Rogers was recommended and dismissed by a 
letter to ye Great Valley March ye i, 1740 



86 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

BOOK 5— Page 3 
John Bowen was dismissed by a letter from us to the 
church in the Great Valley Dec. ye 6, 1740 
Our brethren and sisters viz: 
John Jones, Phillip Douglass, Oliver Alison and Walter Down 
Elizabeth Jones, I,ettis Douglas, Rachel Alison, Rachel Downs 
was recommended and dismissed by a letter to our sister 
church on Pee Dee river in South Carolina Nov ye ist, 1741 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 87 

BOOK 6— Page i 

This is ye begining of ye Sixt Book 
This book bei^ongs to ye Baptist Church 

MEETING AT YE IrON HiLL, HOIvDING PER- 
SONAL ELECTION ESPECIAL VOCATION, FINAL 
PERSEVERANCE IN GRACE AND BELIEVERS BAP- 
TISM BY IMERTION ONLY AND LAYING-ON-OF- 
HANDS 

This is the substance of our profession at ye 
present time 1 774 

Witness ye same Isaiah Lewis 



88 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

CERTIFICATE TO SARAH MORTON. 

The Church of Christ at Salem in Jersey holding believing 
baptism &c., to the Church of Christ at the Welsh-tract in 
the County of New Castle in Delaware State, of the same 
faith and order sendeth greeting 

Whereas our well beloved sister Sarah Morton hath 
removed her residence to your side of the Delaware so that 
her regular attendance on Divine Worship here is become 
inconvenient. She having therefore for her better con- 
venience desired a letter of dismission from us to you in 
order that she may have orderly membership with you. 

And we being disposed to comply with her request this 
are therefore to inform you that the sd Sarah Morton is a 
member in full communion with us, and of a regular life 
and conversation. 

And when she is received by you she is hereby fully dis- 
missed from us. 

So we commend you to the care and keeping of the great 
Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. 

We rest your brethren in Gospel relation. 
Done at our monthly meeting 
September 15th, 1787 

Peter Peterson Van Horn. 
And signed by order and in behalf of the church. 



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Welsh Tracf "Bap+i sH- m e eV i v-, o • 

PAPERS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DELAJVARE. 

XLII. 



RECORDS 



OF THE 



WELSH TRACT 
BAPTIST MEETING, 

PENCADER HUNDRED, 

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, 

1701 to 1828. 

IN TWO PARTS— Part II. 

Copied from the Original Records in the possession of the 
Meeting Officials. 



THE HISTORICAL vSOCIETY OF DELAWARE, 

WILMINGTON, 
1904. 



The John M. Rogers Press, Wilmington, Del. 



SOME SHORT MINUTES OF THE MEETING TOGETHER 
WITH THE SOLEMN CHURCH COVENANT ENTERED 
INTO IN 1710— AND THE NAMES OF THE SIGNERS 
TO THE COVENANT. 

Some short minutes of the Baptist Church at the Iron- 
hill, in the Welsh Tract in New Castle County, in Pencader 
Hundred, in its first beginning in Wales, as follows as you 
may see in the Church Book. 

The lyord was pleased to incline some of us to come over 
to Pennsylvania and we consulted with our brethren, and 
they advised us to be constituted a church before we come 
over and it was done in the year 1701. And we sailed from 
Milford Haven in South Wales, and when we arrived in 
Philadelphia, Penipack and Philadelphia Church received 
us with christian love on the account of the gospel, &c. 

The names of those that were constituted a church in the 
above mentioned year are as followeth. The Reverend 
Thomas Griffith was Pastor. Members, Griffith Nicholas, 
Evan Edmond, John Edward, Elisha Thomas, Enoch Mor- 
gan, Richard David, James David, Elizabeth Griffith, Eewis 
Edmond, Mary John, Mary Thomas, Elizabeth Griffith, Jane 
David, Margaret Matthias and a Jane Morris in all 16. 

These people settled first about Penipack, but in the 3'ear 
1703 they purchased land in New Castle County which was 
called the Welsh Tract. In the year 1706, they built a 
meeting house which was called by the publick the Baptist 
Meeting House at the Ironhill, &c. 

In 1710 by reason of a great addition by letters from 



4 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

churches in Wales, and by admission ; here they came to 
another consideration and what was best to be constituted 
again, as you see here below a copy of their church covenant 
and their names annexed thereto, &c. 

The Solemn Covenant op the Church at its Con- 
stitution OWNED and professed BY US WHOSE NAMES 
ARE UNDER WRITTEN IN THE YEAR 1710. 

We who desire to walk together in the fear of the 
Lord, do through the assistance of his holy spirit professes 
our deep and serious humiliation for all our transgressions, 
and we do also solemnly in the presence of God and each 
other in the sense of our own unworthyness give up our- 
selves to the Lord in a church state according to the 
Apostolick Constitution. That He may be our God, and we 
may be his people, through the everlasting covenant of his 
free grace, in which alone we hope to be accepted by Him 
through his blessed son Jesus Christ whom we take to be 
our High Priest to justify and sanctify us, and our profit to 
teach us and to subject to Him as our Law giver and the 
King of Saints, and to conform to all His holy laws and 
ordinances for our growth, establishment and consolation 
that we may be as a holy people and serve him in our gene- 
ration and wait for his second appearance, as our glorious 
bridegroom, be fully satisfied in the good ways of Church 
Communion and the truth of grace (as we hope) in some 
good measure upon one another spirits. We do solemnly 
join ourselves together in holy union and fellowship, humbly 
submitting to the Discipline of the Gosple and all holy duty 
required of people in such a spiritual relation. 

I St. 

We do promise & engage to walk in all holiness, godliness, 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 5 

humility and brotherly love, as much as in us lieth to ren- 
der our communion delightful to God, and comfortable to 
ourselves and to the rest of the Lords people. 
2nd. 

We do promise to watch over each others conversation, 
and not to suffer sin upon one another so far as God shall 
discover it to us, or any of us, and to stir up one another to 
love and do good works, to warn, rebuke and admonish one 
another with meekness according to the rules left by Christ 
in that behalf, &c. 
3rd. 

We do promise in an especial manner to pray for one 
another and for the glory and increase of His church and 
for the presence of God in it, and the pouring forth of His 
spirit on it, and His protection over it to His glory. 
4th. 

We do promise to bear one anothers burdens and infir- 
mities, to cleave to one another and to have fellow feeling 
with one another in all conditions both outward and inward 
as God in His providence shall cast any of us into. 
5th. 

We do promise to bear with one anothers weakness and 
failings with much tenderness not discovering to any with- 
out the Church, nor within unless according to Christ's rule 
and the order of the Gosple provided in that cause. 
6th. 

We do promise to strive together for the truths of the 
Gosple and purity of God's ways and ordinances to avoid 
causes, occasions of divisions and endeavor to keep the unity 
of the spirit in the bond of peace. Eph. 4. 3. 
7 th. 

We do promise to meet together on Lord's days, and at 



6 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 



Other times as the Lord shall give us opportunities to serve 
and glorify God in the wa)^ of his worship, to edifie one 
another and contrive the good of His church, &c. 
8th. 

We do promise according to our ability, or as God shall 
bless us with the good things of this world to communicate 
to the necessity of the church. 

These and all other Gosple duties we humbly submit unto 
promising and purposing to perform. Not in our own 
strength being conscious of our own weakness, but in the 
power and strength of the blessed God, whose we are, and 
whom we desire to serve, to whom be glory now and for- 
evermore. Amen. 

We whose names are under written, endeavored to adhere 
to the foregoing rules. 



Thomas Griffith 
Elisha Thomas 
Enoch Morgan 
James James 
Evan Edmond 
Griffith Nicholas 
Edward Edwards 
Richard Owen 
Hugh David 
John Griffith 
John Philips 
Antony Matthew 
Rees David 
Thomas Evans 
Thomas Edmond 



Thomas Morris 
Arthur Milcher 
Jenkin Jones 
John Bolton 
John Edward 
Hugh Morris 
Thomas Wild 
Samuel Wild 
Thomas John 
Thomas John 
lycwis Philip 
John Devonald 
Samuel Griffith 
David Thomas 
Rees Jones, in all 30 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING . 

Mary Wallace Elizabeth John 

Elinor John Luce Edmond 

Elinor Morris Joan Morgan 

Hannah Milcher Rebeka Edward 

Mary David Caterine Edward 

Jane James Rebeka John, in all 12 



CHURCH DISCIPLINE. 

BY THOMAS JAMES. 

I Tim., 5, 17. Let the Elders who rule well be counted 
worthy of double honour, especially they who labor in the 
word and doctrine. 

There is various opinions who these Elders were, but all 
agree that they were some officers in the Gospel Church, 
but we know who are the chief officers of the church in our 
days, that is. Pastors, Elders and Deacons, for these are 
the officers that do officiate in our church. 
Ques. 

When can it be said that they rule well ? 
Ans. 

When they rule according to the direction of the word. 
Ques. 

What is the duty of the Pastor ? 
Ans. 

The duty of the Pastor chiefly is to preach the word Acts 
6, and likewise the Pastor is chief moderator in the Church 
Discipline. 
Ques. 

What is the duty of the ruling Elders in the church ? 



8 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Ans. 

The duty of the Ruling Elder is to assist the Pastor in 
governing the church but not in preaching the word. 
Rom. 12, 7 ; i Cor. 12, 28. 
Ques. 

What is the duty of the Deacons ? 

Ans. The duty of the Deacon chiefly is to serve in the 
outward concerns of the church and to serve tables, and 
they are intrusted with the stock of the church, to provide 
all necessaries for the church and the poor thereof. And 
they are likewise by their office to assist the Elders in dis- 
cipline. Therefore these three set of officers are the chief 
managers in the church, but all the members of the church 
have a voice and a vote in church affairs. 
Ques. 

When are the Elders counted worthy of double honour ? 
Ans. 

When they act the part of faithful Shepherds over the 
Church of God which he hath purchased with his own 
blood. Acts 20, 20. 

By taking special care of the affairs of the church and 
watch over members thereof — to see whether they walk 
answerable to the rules of the Gospel, and, if any member 
walk contrary to gospel rule, to deal with him in gospel 
manner according to the heinousess of his crime, when their 
comes orderly before the church. 
Ques. 

What faults ought they to take notice of if they find any 
of the members guilty ? 
Ans. 

For a more particular manner, the heinous sins that the 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 9 

apostle mentions in i Cor. 5, 11-6, 9, 10, & and Gal. 5, 20, 
21. Fornication, Covetous, Idolaters, Railers, Drunkards, 
Whitchcraft, hatred variance, Emulation, Wrath, Strife, 
Sedition, Heresies, Envying Members reviling and such 
like, and many evil branches grow on the above heinous 
sins, that ought to be taken notice of. 
Ques. 

Ought not the Elders and Church to forgive their brethren 
their sins whatever they may be. — Matt. 6, 11; Eph. 4, 30. 
Ans. 

We must distinguish between transgressions done to our- 
selves and sins that are more immediately against God. 
Sins against the first tables are greater than the sins against 
the second. A man may and ought to forgive injuries done 
to himself, but can not forgive sins that are more immediately 
against God. 

It is the duty of every Christian to forgive his brother 
all transgression done to himself upon his real repentance 
and true sorrow for it, but it is not in the power of man to 
forgive and discharge a sinner from the justice of God. If 
any offers to forgive sinners in this respect, as it is a sin 
against God, doth take upon himself the prerogative of God 
which is a presumtious sin, for there is none that forgive 
and discharge a sinner from his sins but God alone. 
Mark. 2, 7. 

Therefore the Elders of the Church ought to be wary and 
careful how to deal with transgressors that are members of 
the church, and not to act hastily, on either hand consider- 
ing that they are to act for God. For they are intrusted as 
embassadors for Christ, to manage the affairs of His Church 
here in the world, and when any member falls into sin and 



10 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

his case comes orderly before the church, they ought to be 
very tender hearted towards him, but not to wink at his sin 
least they be partakers of his sin. i Tim. 5, 22. 

But they ought to examine narrowly the truth and reality 
of the affair and the heinousness of his crime and deal with 
him accordingly and when he confesseth his sin and profess 
repentance they ought to be wary in receiving him except 
some fruits of repentance will appear because men cannot 
search the heart to know the reality of his repentance: The 
safest way is to give reasonable time to prove the sincerity 
of his repentance that the church may be in some measure 
satisfied of the reality of his repentance and they are to deal 
with every one according to the heinousness of their crime. 

There is more danger in receiving too hastily than referr- 
ing for a reasonable time especially sins committed pviblicly 
in the face of the open world least they bring reproach on 
the Church of Christ and disgrace to themselves, i Tim. 3,7. 

Therefore they ought to act wary and wisely and use the 
likeliest way to save the church from ill spoken of by any 
and they ought likewise to do their endeavors to have the 
consent of the whole Church especially in every weighty 
matter. 

The duty of the rulers of the church of Christ is very 
weighty and those who ruleth well ought to be counted 
worthy of double honor especially those that labor in the 
word and doctrine. 

Both officers and common members ought to strive to 
follow the advice that the Apostle Paul gives to Timothy. 
I Tim. 3, 14, 15. 

These things write I unto thee, that thou mayst know 
how thou ought to behave thyself in the house of God 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 11 

which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground 

of the truth. 

Ques. 

What is the duty of the common member of the House 
or Church of God ? 
Ans. 

Every member of the church ought to know how to 
behave in the House of God. There ought to be a strict 
order and solemn behavior in and among all the members 
of the family of the Hou.se of God. 

Every one to behave in his own station as becometh the 
Gospel of Christ and if any of the members of the House 
of God walk di.sorderly the appointed officers of the house 
is to examine the affair when it comes orderly before them. 
I Cor. 14, 40. Let all things be done decently and in order. 
Ques. 

The above instruction of St. Paul is to the officers of the 
Church, for Timothy was a minister, and not to the common 
member. 
Ans. 

It is to be applied to every member, for every member of 
the church ought likewise to observe and know how he 
should walk and behave in the House and Church of God. 
It is the duty of every member to observe the Golden Rule 
given by Christ the Head of the Church. Ma. i, 18. 
Ques. 

Is it not the dut)' of every private member to bring accusa- 
tion to the Church against offending brothers when they 
cannot make it according to scripture rule without acquaint- 
ing the Elders first. 
Ans. 



12 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

No. For they ought to acquaint the Elders of the affair 
first and not declare it to the Church of their own heads, 
except they were requested by the Church to do so, other- 
wise it is irregular and disorderly and whoever be guilty of 
the like are guilty of church reproof. For God is a God 
of order and a strict order and decency ought to be in His 
house. Therefore if any private member hath anything in 
his mind to offer to the Church he ought to acquaint the 
officers of the Church first, and the officers ought to consult 
with one another before they lay it before the Church 
that everything in the House of God might be carried on 
decently and in good order as becometh the affairs of the 
House of God, and this will be one means to keep peace 
unity and concord in the House and Church of God. For 
if any private member do take upon him the place and duty 
of any of the officers is a great disorder. By so doing they 
take the duty of the officers in their own hands. When 
they see every private member intermeddling in the duties 
that they are set apart and ordained to officiate therein for 
it is vain to choose officers to rule and govern in the Church 
if every private member makes upon himself the govern- 
ment as well as they, for every one ought in his own station. 
Rom. 12, 9 — 6, 7-8. 

The Church is a state or body politic in which a strict order 
ought to be kept or else it will soon run into confusion, divi- 
sions and schisms. Every church hath a power of govern- 
ment within itself and the officers of the Church are of God's 
appointment in order to govern the same, i Cor. 12, 28. 

And those that are called and set apart to rule therein 
ought to exert their offices and govern in the name and fear 
of the Eord. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 13 

The officers of the Church of God ought to magnify their 
office that the Head of the Church Christ Jesus may have 
the glory and that the Lord Jesus may grant them the 
directions of His holy spirit shall be the prayer of an 
unworthy member of the Church of Christ. 
April 27, 1773. 

The above is a true copy taken from a piece that Thomas 
James, Esqr. , wrote concerning Church Discipline which I 
think ought to be read every monthly meeting day of busi- 
ness. 



MINUTES OF BUSINESS MEETINGS OF WELSH TRACT 
BAPTIST MEETING 1770 TO 1817. 

At a meeting of ye Chi in Welsh Tract, March 31, 1770. 
Present Thos. James, Esq. Abel Davine 

Morris Thomas Will™ Buckingham, Jun. 

Will'" Eynon Juo. Buckingham 

Dan'l Griffith Jo's Price 

Ja's Jones Jacob lyCmmon 

Will'" Buckingham James Mundel 
David Evans John McCormack 

Isaiah Lewis Thos. John 

Hugh Glasford Jno. Davis 

Thos. Rhoads 
At a meeting of business Saturday, Ma}' the 5th, 1770, 
present, the Reverd Morgan Edwards by the request of this 
Church and of the members of the sd church. 
David Evans, John Bowen, Thomas James, Esq. 

William Buckingham, Isaiah Lewis, Richard Lemon, 
William Buckingham, Hugh Glasford, Daniel Griffith, 



14 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

and upon motion William Eynon, one of the Executors of 
the last Will and Testament of Thomas Edmond, dec'd, 
produced his account of trust reposed in him by virtue of 
sd Will wherein it appeared by the receit of David Davis, 
dec'd, late minister of sd church, that sd William Eynon 
had paid unto him the sum of Twenty-four pounds, being 
the full interest arising out of the monies in his hands for 
the years 1759 and 1760, being the two succeeding years 
after the testators death, likewise a receit from David Evans 
the other Executor appointed under sd Will, for the sum of 
One Hundred pounds put in his hands dated Oct. 21st, 
1760. The interest of which accounted for by him as 
directed in the Will. The sd William likewise produced 
authenticated vouchers for the payments of all the Interest 
money of the one moiety of said donation in his hands 
from the above date until the first day of August past. 

The above settlement approved of us present. 

1770, July 25th. It being published two Lord's days pre- 
ceeding the meeting requesting the Church to meet in order 
to consult measures for settling a stated ministry in the 
Church. 

The congregation accordingly met and the Rever'd Mr. 
John Sutton preached a sermon. After the publick service 
was over the Church and Congregation took into consider- 
ation of giving Mr. Sutton a call, and due consideration 
being had on the motion, the question was put whether the 
Church and congregation would agree to give Mr. Sutton a 
call, upon which it was unanimously agreed (there being 
about forty persons present), to give Mr. Sutton a general 
call, but in case any just reason should arise and it should 
appear best for the church and Mr. Sutton to part with one 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 15 

year after this date in such case it shall be at the option of 
either parties or otherwise to remain and be then confirmed. 

Received of Joseph Oborn the sum of six pounds being 
the rent of the Plantation that he rents from the Baptist 
Church at the foot of the Ironhill which was due the twenty- 
fifth of March last, T. Tay x, received in the name of sd 
church, witness my hand, 
Nov. 3d, 1770. Isaiah Lewis. 

At a meeting of business Saturday Dec. i, 1770 the 
church took into consideration the purchasing the Plantation 
late belonging to the Rever'd Mr. David Davis dec'd for a 
parsonage on Glebe and for ye purpose appointed Thomas 
James, John Evans; lisqr. , David Evans, Isaiah Lewis, 
James Jones and Hugh Glasford to visit the premises and 
treat with the persons impowered to sell the same, and make 
report of their proceedings to the next meeting of business. 

At a meeting of business on Saturday, 5th of January the 
Church took into consideration the case of Edward Miles 
and his wife and after some deliberation came to this resolu- 
tion. That unless he will on this day month appear before 
the church and show sufficient cause why his wife should 
not be admitted to her place, or in case of disability of body 
signify the same, With the reasons under his hand that she 
will then be admitted to her place in the Church, Mr. Sutton 
is appointed to serve with this resolution. Mr. Miles having 
appeared on the evening of the same day requested of the 
Church to have an opportunity of confering with his wife 
on the subject, which was granted, but case they should not 
be so happy as to allodate the matter the above resolution 
to stand good in every part save the notice. 

The Church continues their resolution of Dec. ist, of 



16 WELSH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 

treating forth with the proprietors of the land set forth 
within sd minutes and for ye purpose have appointed 
Thomas James, John Evans, Abel Davis, Isaiah Lewis and 
David Evans who are empowered to treat so far respecting 
to the purchase of sd place, as to know the lowest terms it 
will be sold for, and make report of their proceedings at our 
next meeting. 

Saturday the 2nd Feb. 1778, After divine service the 
Church proceeded to business and took under consideration 
the affair of Edward Miles and his wife, now by her decease 
before the difference between her and her husband was 
regularly reported to the church (though the same was in 
some good measure accommodated between themselves) the 
church thinks it advisable before he is admitted to his place 
that he appear before the church this day month &c. 

Abel Davis informed the church that he had in his hands 
Cambridge's Concordance, the property of this church (given 
by Mr. Carmichael, late of the City of London) sd book is 
to be disposed for the future as the church shall agree. 

Mr. Davis is at present to put it into Mr. Sutton's hands. 

The church continues the same committee as was appointed 
in Jan. last, either to purchase Plantation if any should offer, 
or otherwise to rent one for the ensuing year for Mr. Sutton, 
who is to be consulted in either cases and his approbation 
had respecting the premises. 

Saturday the 2nd of March, after devine service, the 
the church proceeded to business, and concluded 

I St 

The rule concerning Edward Miles as he is not here 
to continue to the next meeting of business. 
2dly 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 17 

That on any of the members omiting to partake of the 
ellements at the Lords table, to be enquired of their reasons 
by the Deakons after the second omission. 
3dly 

That more oflBcers are needful and that each member con- 
sider the matter so as to make choice of some one next meet- 
ing of business. 
1772, April 6th 

The Church having met after divine service proceed to 
business and took under consideration the third proposition 
entered into at the last meeting of business and were unani- 
mous in the utility of the president and went into the choice 
of two of their members to be nominated as Elders, accord- 
ingly the choice of the majority of the church then present 
fell upon Morris Thomas and John Evans, who are requested 
to take the matter under consideration and give the church 
an answer at their next meeting of business. 

The church likewise of opinion that it was expedient to 
nominate two of their members to be assistant Deacons, 
which choice fell by majority on John Buckingham and 
Hugh Glasford who are likewise recommended to take the 
matter under consideration and the church an answer at 
the next meeting of business. 
May ye 4th, 1771 

The Church meat this day as usual and forasmuch as the 
minister could not attend by reason of being abroad, never- 
theless the Church went on in considering the affairs of the 
Church, first in calling on the above mentioned members 
chosen by the Church last meeting for officers in this 
church, viz : two Elders and two Deacons, the church 
demanded their answers whether they were willing to stand 



18 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

to the choise of ye church or no, they seems to be slack in 
giving a peremptory answer, but they took the advise of the 
Church to take the aifair to further consideration until next 
meeting of business, to be continued till Agust meeting of 
business. 
177 1, July 6 

At a meeting of business Abel Davis, the acting manager 
of church lands, paid into the church three pounds, being 
one moiety of the rent of the Plantation rented by Joseph 
Oborn. The sd sum of three pounds was paid into the 
hands of the Reverd Jno. Sutton as part of his salary. 

This day Mary McCutchion, a young woman, come well 
recommended as to her life and conversation in the world, 
offered herself to baptism, the Church taking the matter 
under consideration and being well satisfied as to her pro- 
fession and experience, agreed that the ordinance should be 
administered to her and accordingly was by the Reverd 
John Sutton. 
1778 August ye 3rd. 

At a meeting of business the church examined the 
amount brought by Isah Lewis Deacon and found on a 
ballance in his hand two pounds and shilling and six pence 
on the first of June. 

Also that David Eens, Wm. Eynen and Wm. Buckingham 
speke to the family of the Hughs to give ther reasons of 
their neglecting their place in the Church at our next meet- 
ing of business. 
Page 9. (No pages 7-8 in the book). 

Agust ist, meeting of business. Thomas James, Esq., 
Abel Davis and Hugh Glasford were appointed to talk with 
Joseph Oborn about renting again the plantation bequeathed 



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by Hugh Morris deed and make report of his terms at the 
next meeting of business, Hkewise to examine what repairs 
is awanting on sd place and the condition it is now in. 
Sept. 5th. 

Ordered that Morris Thomas, Abel Davis, John Boggs and 
John Evans be a committee to hear the complaint brought 
by Hugh Glasford against Elizabeth Pritchard and that 
Morris Thomas request John Peoples to attend sd committee 
and Abigal Giles and such other evidence be requested to 
attend, that has knowledge of the affair. 

It was universally agreed by the members present that no 
complaint shauld be brought into the church by a single 
member proposing it immediately in the church but that it 
be brought regularly in by advising with the Minister, 
Elders, and Deacons, or with at least two or three of mem- 
bers, that the church may at all times before the introduc- 
ing the complaint be acquainted with the nature thereof and 
be thereby enabled to Judge of the expediency of bring it in 
or refering to a Committee. 

At a meeting of business Novbr 30, 1772, the church 
being informed by Morris Thomas that a part of the princi- 
pal money belonging to the church and due from the estate 
of the Reverd David Davis deed was in the hands of 
Thomas Watson Atty for Mr. Jno Davis and ready to be 
paid upon proper application, whereupon the Church have 
acquainted Morris Thomas and David Evans to receive of 
sd Watson what shall appear to be due from sd estate and 
give such discharge therefore as they shall judge necessary. 
Dec 5th, 1772. 

At a meeting of business our brethren in Kent County 
being a branch of this Church made request that they be 



20 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

permitted to hold the ordinance of the Lord's Supper among 
the brethren there under the administration of the Revd 
James Sutton who is now providentially there. The Church 
taking their request under consideration do approve their 
request and have appointed Isaiah Lewis and David Evans 
dea, to attend them on the fourth Lords day of this Instant, 
to assist them and case the Deacons be disappointed in 
attending that the brethren appoint a discreet person among 
themselves to officiate on that particular occasion. As to 
the further request of our brethren to be admitted to receive 
into communion two persons already baptized, that we rec- 
ommend to our brethren and particular messengers to do 
that it seemeth most consonant to the present circumstances 
of good order. 

Morris Thomas reported he waited on Thomas Watson as 
above directed and that the sd Watson appeared into the 
church, paid into the hands of John Evans, Esq., the sum 
of six pound twelve shillings and eight pence, which was 
allowed to be the full balance in the hands of the sd John 
Davis due to the church, which sum the sd John Evans 
paid over to Mr. John Sutton. 
Febr. 6th 

At a meeting of business the Church took into considera- 
tion the case of Elizabeth Pritchard who has long been 
under suspension for bad conduct and notwithstanding the 
many admonitions still continues to persevere in her unbe- 
coming conduct upon which the church unanimously agreed 
that she be publicly suspended and cut off from her mem- 
bership in this Church. 

Accordingly was done on the Sabbath after sermon. At 
the same time Thomas James, Esq., and Abel Davis are 



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appointed messengers to go and speak with Johanna Jones 
who is accused of the heinous sin of fornication March 6. 
Messengers now report to the Church that they had been 
with Johanna Jones and that she submits herself to the 
judgment of the Church, and the Church upon mature 
deliberation according to the Gospel rule have agreed to 
suspend her publicly tomorrow after sermon. 

Accordingly it was done from the pulpit on the Sabbath 
after sermon. 
April ye 3. 

At a meeting of business there was a request from the 
Church of Brandywine for Mr. Sutton to supply them every 
fifth Sunday in the month to which the church agreed. 

The cause of Mary Eynon was also considered and con- 
cluded it was necessary to suspend her publickly tomorrow 
after sermon. 

April 4th, 1773 Accordingly it was done from the Pulpit 
be Revd. Jno. Sutton on Sunday after sermon. 

Isaiah Lewis and John Evans appointed to waite upon 
Elizabeth Edwards to know her reason of absenting the 
publicke worship. 

August 5, John Evans reported that he had complyed 
with the above order : The Church now orders David 
Evans to inform Mrs. Edwards 3'e a complaint was table 
against her Hugh Glasford and to attend next meeting. 

June 5. At a meeting of business the Church appointed 
Isaiah Lewis, John Boggs and John Evans to visit John 
Morgan and David Hughs family and enquire into a matter 
of difference subsisting between them and to endeavor to 
accommodate it. 
Which was done, and the affair settled. 



22 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

July 3, 1773 At a meeting of business there was a request 
from our brethren at Vincent for our brother John Sutton 
to visit them on the second Sabbath in August, to which we 
agree. 

Also Isaiah Luis and John Boggs were appointed to wait 
on Elisebeth Edwards and request her once more to meet 
at our next meeting and answer to the charge brought 
against her. 

Also Isaiah Lewis settled with the Church to ye 5th, 1773, 
and there was in his hand two pound nine shillings and 
five pence. 

Agreed that our brethren at Kent consult among them- 
selves when it will be convenient for them to have the com- 
munion and to let us know when our Brother John Sutton 
is to be exchange with our Brother James Sutton. 

The Church of Christ holding bewevers baptism, 
&c., meeting in Pencader Hundred, New Castle 
County upon Delaware. 

To THE church of the same faith and practice 
IN THE New Valley, Lowdan County, Virginia, Send 
Greeting. 

Whereas in answer to your letter relating to Brother 
Enoch Morgan that removed from here into your neighbor- 
hood, as for us to give him a regular letter of dismission 
we cannot do it. We are willing and ready to recommend 
him into your care in the order and condition that he left 
us when he came into your parts. * * * * 

All the satisfaction that we can give you is to give a short 
account how he behaved while he was with us and how 
he left us. * * * * * 

Therefore the sd Enoch Morgan hath been a regular 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 23 

member in our church for many years and behaved as 
becometh the Gospel of Christ and was serviceable in the 
Church and we are in hope of his being of public service 
and had a call by the Church to exercise his gifts in the 
ministry, and did exercise his gifts in preaching the gospel 
for a considerable time with general approbation ; but being 
overcome by that temptation of drinking strong liquor to 
excess did hinder his public service — but on his acknowl- 
edging his fault he was admitted to his place of member- 
ship again and requested to take up with his preaching 
again, but he refused, but affairs of the world not prosper- 
ing with him brought him low in circumstances and doubt- 
less is low in mind and spirit and put him out of heart as 
we suppose and it is likely that in order to ease his troubled 
mind did in some measure fall into the same temptation as 
before, and it is likely that by reason of this troubled and 
check of conscience he neglected to keep communion with 
the Church : 

But he was a constant hearer and behaved very inoffen- 
sive to any and kept his mind very close to himself. The 
Church after a period of time did request him to give his 
reasons for absconding so long from communion without 
trying to remove the obstacle. His answer was, that there 
was such a ban in the way that he could not join with the 
Church and the Church requested him to make known 
what it was that troubled him most, but he refused to tell 
w^iat it was. And the Church did send messengers to him 
in order to know his chief reasons for neglecting his place 
in the Church and to request him to appear before the 
Church on a day of determining business, but he refused to 
come, saying that it was in vain for him to come, for it was 



24 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

not in the powerof the Church to remove his surprises. There- 
fore the Church had no opportunity to try to remove them. 

His answers in chief to the messengers was that he was 
in great trouble of mind and that his scruples was of such 
a nature that it was impossible for the Church to remove 
them to his satisfaction, therefore, said he I see no possi- 
bility for me to join with this Church, but that he was in 
hope to join with some other Church, these things he 
declared to the messengers with tears in his eyes. And in 
this condition and circumstances he left this part. We can- 
not charge him with the least immorality, but what is men- 
tioned before we hope that by grace he will overcome that 
temptation and become a serviceable man yet which will be 
agreeable news to us to hear it, for we hope that the root of 
the matter is in him. But yet the Church finding him too 
guilty of the above faults and too obstinate to obey the 
Churches request and continue in such a stubborn temper 
did judge him held to church censure until he submits, 
repent and confesses his faults. We have seen a letter from 
himself to Abel Paris, one of the Church messingers to him, 
wherein he acknowledges his faults and disapproves of his 
conduct to the Church and prays for forgiveness. 

We heartily forgive him on his repentance tho' we have 
no opportunity to argue the case with him. Therefore we 
do hereby resign his case wholly unto you under the circum- 
stances before mentioned hoping he will see his mebehavior 
in time past and repent. 

Our prayer shall be for his restorance as a strayed sheep 
and that the lyOrd Jesus be pleased to make a serviceable 
person in some part of His Vineyard yet for the I^ord is 
willing and ready to receive the penitent even at the eleventh 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 25 

hour and we shall rejoice to hear of his well doing with you 
or elsewhere. 

If 3'ou can get satisfaction from him in the above partic- 
ulars and receive him as a member then he will be dismissed 
from us without any farther inquiry into his affairs by us 
for we do resign all his affairs concerning church state 
wholly into your hands to be settled hoping he will give you 
full satisfaction and when received into Communion with 
you he will be fully discharged from being a member with 
us, only send us a letter to testify that you have received 
him and it shall be full satisfaction to us Recommending 
you and him to the grace of our Lord Jesus we rest and 
remain your well in the Gospel of Christ Signed by order of 
the Church Meeting in Pencader hundred, New Castle 
County at a meeting of business, Sept 6th, 1772. 

Morris Thomas David Evans 

Hugh Glasford John Bowen 

John Buckingham Thos James 

J no Evans Abel Davis 

April 27, 1773 

The above is a true copy of the letter sent to Loudden 
County in Virginia. 
Oct 2nd, 1773 

The Church being met on business received of Joseph 
O'born by the hand of Abel Davis the sum of six pounds 
being the rent of the place at the foot of the Iron Hill 
which was due the twenty-fifth of March last, Isaiah Lewis 
Paid Mr. Sutton ye above six pounds ye same time. 
Feb ist 1794 

The Church meet for business, agreed to grant Mrs. 
Walker a dismission agreeable to her request. 



26 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Agreed to open subscriptions for repairing the graveyard. 

The ballance of Henry Howells Will, to be put into the 
hand of our Minister without Interest. 
March 1794 

Agreed that Andrew Morton be repaid twelve shillings 
out of the poor money; which twelve shillings he advanced 
to our poor brother William Price, and likewise twelve 
shillings more be repaid to Ephraira Stoop out of the poor 
money for what he advanced on the same acct. 

Agreed, and the Church request our brother William 
Price to exercise himself in the way of speaking for the 
edification of his brethren on tr3^al of his gifts. 
April 5, 1794 

Church met for business. 
May 3, 1794 

Church met for business. 

Whereas our brother John Cornish has made application 
to obtain his former privileges in the church it was agreed 
to admit him thereunto he having confessed that he had 
spoken too hastily. 

Our brothers Ebenezer Morton and Frederic Hire are 
appointed to meet at Francis Goteers house to endeavor to 
bring about a reconciliation between our brethren Hackey 
McGowin and Andrew Henry concerning some differences 
subsisting between them and make report of their proceed- 
ings at our next meeting of business. 

The church appoint our brethren John Rudolph and James 
Griffith to make some inquirj^ concerning some things alleged 
against "Rebecca" a black woman a member with us who 
lives at Mr. Fishers and make a report at the next meeting 
of business N. B. an order was put into Mr. Boggs hands 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 27 

to lift what poor mone3' is in Mr. Daniel Jones hands due 
from the estate of Robert Shields in order to repay Andrew 
Morton and Ephraim Stoops for what money they have 
advanced to William Price, the remainder to be brought to 
the Church. 
May 31, 1794. 

The Church then met for business report by Ebenezer 
Morton that Andrew Haney and Hackey McGowin are re- 
conciled as brethren. 

Report by John Rudolph and James Griffith that the 
person who was expected as evidence again Beckey Fisher 
denies the report. 

The charge brought again Mary McMullin by Robert 
McMullin with respect to her asking the Magistrate for an 
execution is found void. 

Frederick Hyer is appointed to notify Mary Camble to 
attend our next meeting of business July meeting was not 
attended by reason of rain. 

August 2d, 1794. Then the Church met for business 
Mary Camble attended according to the request of the 
Church, and after examination and her request concluded 
in a judgment of charity to admit her to her place in Com- 
munion if nothing further should appear against her. 

Agreed that the remainder of the poor money in the order 
giv^en to Jno. Boggs be given to Elinor Delan}- — or one of 
the poor. 

Agreed to appoint Thursday after 2d Lords day in this 
month as a day of Thanksgiving for all mercies and espec- 
ially for the harvest. 

Sept. 6. The church met for business agreed that Br. 
John James prepare a letter to the Association to meet in 



28 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Phila. Oct. 7, 1794 — to have it ready at our next meeting 
of business and we appoint our brethren John Boggs and 
Ephraim Stoops and Francis Gottere as messengers. 

The affair with respect to Rebekah a black woman is put 
off till next meeting of business. 

The Church request Susanah Wattson to attend our next 
meeting of business — to satisfy with respect to a negro girl 
and appoint Kbenezer Morton and John Rudolph to notify 
her of the same. 

Hackey McGowen requests a dismission to some sister 
church in Virginia, and also for his wife Nancy McGowen. 

Agreed to by the Church. 

Jahn Cornish requests the first offer of the shop Isaac Hill 
has now in possession to be considered. 

Nov. I, 1794. The Church met for business upon the 
accompt of some reports prevailing against Margaret Gos- 
hore particularly absenting herself from the church, it was 
agreed that she should be excluded from the privileges of 
this church. 

The church agrees that what money is in the hands of 
Daniel Jones due from the estate of Robert Shields be put 
into the hands of Mr. Boggs and be allowed to him as some 
reward from the church. 

The money above mentioned being only such as is due 
from the estate of Robert Shields for collection. 

Dec. 6th. The Church met for business, agreed to receive 
Mary Richardson. Baptized by Br. Ferrel, a few members 
being present, and wish if any other person or persons 
should offer to be baptized — they wish previous notice, 
that as many members may attend as may make it con- 
venient. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 29 

The poor money that was in Daniel Jones hands have 
been reed by John Boggs, and paid by him to Andrew 
Morton, Ephraim Stoops and Elinor Delaney, one of our 
poor sisters. 

Agreed that our Bro. Francis Gotiere and his wife, are 
not to be in communion till the Church is satisfied, and we 
appoint Bro. Morton and Bro. Williams to talk to them. 
Make report to next meeting of business. 

The Church agree for our minister, John Boggs to settle 
with Bro. John Rudolph for two-thirds of the rent due from 
him the twenty-fifth of March past, 1794. 

January 3d, 1795, then received of Andrew Morton the 
full interest due on a note that he is indebted to the Church. 
Witness my hand. 

John Boggs. 

A trustee being to be chosen in the room of our Brother 
Ebeuezer Morton, deceased, our Brother James Griffith was 
appointed. Done at our meeting of business January 3d, 

1795- 
January 31st 

Agreed that, if Mr. Boggs should pay the money which 
is in his hands (due to the church) into the hands of our 
trustees, they may put it into the hands of Francis Goteer, 
upon his giving good security in property, but in case 
that Mr. Goteer should not comply the money may be put 
into the hands of any other brother giving the like security, 
who shall make application. But the poor money is to be 
kept distinct from the rest, which is to be put into the 
hands of Ephraim Stoops for which he is to give his note 
on interest. 

Feb. 28. The Church met for business. 



30 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Sarah Davis applied for a letter of recommendation to 
the Church of Philadelphia. 

Her request was granted. 

Amilia Mack-Sparau requested a dismission to the Church 
of Philadelphia. 

Her request was granted. 

1795, April 4th. The Church met for business. 

Hannah Cooch and Ann Megowin requested dismissions. 
Their request granted. 
May 2, 1795. 

The Church met for business, and agreed to receive 
Fransiney Kinkey baptized by Bro. Ferrel ; a number of 
the members of the Church being present at her examina- 
tion and baptism. 

The request of Thomas Austen to purchase cooper stuff 
off the parsonage. To be considered. 

Isaac Hill Dr. to the B. Church for 27 dozen of Spanish 
oak fellows at 2 J. 

Agreed that the trustees make search for the writings of 
the land belonging to the parsonage on which John Rudolph 
now dwells. 

And also the writings of the meeting house lot. 
June 6, 1795 

The Church met for business. As we understand that 
there is yet some uneasiness subsists between Br. Robert 
McMullen and Sister Mary Mackmullen, we appoint brethren 
John Rudolph and Isaac Hill to go with him to her in hopes 
to bring about a reconciliation to make report next meeting 
of business. 

July 4, 1795. The Church met for business our Bro. 
John Rudolph reports that the above mentioned persons are 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 31 

reconciled to each other, in consequence they are to be 
admitted to communion. 

As some uneasiness subsists between Noble Boldon and 
his wife we appoint Frederick Hyer and James Griffith to 
visit them in order if possible to find the cause and remove 
the same and make report next meeting of business. 
August I, 1795. 

The church met for business from the report of our 
brother James Griffith the uneasiness subsisting between 
Noble Bolden and his wife is so far removed that she may 
take her place in the Church when she sees proper, but he 
is not until he gives some farther satisfaction now with 
respect to his conduct towards the church as a body and 
some of the members in particular. 

Agreed that Thursday after the third Lord's day in this 
month be appointed as a day of Thanksgiving for all 
mercy's of the Lord, especially the harvest. 

John Rudolph payed twelve dollars part of the rent due 
for the year 1795 and due on the twenty-fifth day of March 
1795 which was put into the hands of Mr. Boggs by the con- 
sent of the Church. 

N. B. By reason of rain and sickness no business done 
Sept. and Octr. 

Oct 28. The Church met for business. 

Decemr 5th. The church met for business. First a letter 
was read from the Church of Brandywine recommenditig 
John Vaughan and agreeing to dismission on our receiving 
him — we agreed to receive him, he is therefore from this 
time to be considered as a member of this Church. 

N. B. Mr. Joseph Watkins and Amelia McSparran is 
received in Philadelphia Baptist Church — dismissed. 



32 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

N. B. Sarah Davis deceased and John Cornish both 
members of this church — 2 dead. 
March 5, 1796 

Church met for business, a letter from Broad Creek 
Church was read recommending one of their members, viz. 
John Bounds, to us with a dismission, accordingly he is 
received by us and to be numbered amongst us. 

Our brother James Griffith was chosen to act as Deacon. 

April 2, 1796. The Church met for business when our 
brother Joseph Carman requested a dismission on acct of his 
intention of traveling and settling in some part of the back 
county. 

His request was agreed to by the Church. 

N. B. lyct it be remembered that the Church consented 
that Alexander Kirk should possess the Plantation and 
house for one year, which is leased to John Rudolph and 
the Church to look to said Kirk for their part of the rent. 
April 30th. 

The Church met for business, our Br. Isaac Eaton 
requested a letter of recommendation as a Christian br. and 
licensed preacher, his request was granted and James 
Griffith appointed to write the letter signed at our associa- 
tion. 

Brother John James is appointed to write a letter to our 
association. 
June 4th 

The Church met for business. 

N. B. There is a debt due from Isaac Hill about three 
dollars, the account is in Ephraim Stoops hand 

by Mrs. Wai^kkr. 

Alexander Kirk is to have the shingles which John 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 33 

Rudolph left, to cover the house where Kirk lives, the 
expense of which Kirk is to be allowed out of his rent, 
number of shingles 1200 at 3.16, bought of John Rudolph 
and order given on Isaac Hill for payment. 

Agreed that orders be given to Mr. Boggs and Mr. Ferrel 
to receive two-thirds of the rent due from John Rudolph for 
the year seventeen hundred and ninetj'-five. Rent became 
due in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-five and the 
clerk John James is authorized to give the said orders. 
Feb. 4th, 1797. 

Be it remembered that John Rudolph has paid both the 
above orders. Witness my hand, 

John Boggs. 
November 5 th. 

The church met for business and taking under considera- 
tion the case of our brother Gotier and his wife. Whereas 
there has been an uneasiness between them the church agree 
that if they are agreeable themselves one with the other they 
are at liberty to conmiune, and John James is appointed to 
inform them so. 
December 3d 

The Church met for business, whereas Peter a black man 
has a daughter living with David Henderson in Virginia 
whom he desires to have sent home to him, and they seeming 
willing to refer the matter to the Church. 

We think the matter depends upon their agreement at first 
viz: Whether brother Peter gave consent that brother 
Henderson should take the girl to Virginia or not. 

Feb 4, 1797. The Church met for business. 

The Church agrees to take brother John Bounds for the 
rent that will be due 25th March, 1797 to this church, and 



34 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

agree to give an order ou Br. John Townson for the same in 
place of Allexander Kirk. 

The sum Seven Pounds. 

The church having received intelHgence by Andrew 
Morton of a poor sister standing in need of help, her name 
we think is Doschain. 

The Church agrees that Andrew Morton may let her have 
a supply to the amount of Four Dollars and receive the 
same from James Griffith out of the poor money that is in 
his hands. 

The church taking a view of trees cut by Isaac Hill on 
the meeting house lot, think he has done wrong and that he 
is indebted for the same not less than three pounds, and we 
are informed that he has cut Chestnut trees for coals, and 
has to settle with the church for said trees, and also for 
some he had liberty to cut. It is further agreed that he is 
not to cut any timber on any of the meeting house lands 
without particular liberty. 

March 4th. The Church met for business. Our brother 
John Bounds and our sister Rebecca Griffith expecting to 
remove out of these parts have desired letters of recommen- 
dation. It is agreed to give them their request. 

The seven pounds for which John Bounds stands indebted 
as appears by a minute made on the fourth day of February 
last, the church confess to have received payment for by 
Mr. Boggs. 

Mr. Boggs stands indebted to the Church for two pounds 
six shillings and eight pence poor money, it being one-third 
part of the rent due for the Glebe ou the 25th of March, 
1797. 
April I St. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 35 

The Church met for business. On inquiry it is found 
that Andrew Fisher has got six hundred and forty and 
Isaac Hill five hundred of them shingles which John 
Rudolph on the meeting house land. It appears that sixty 
are lost. 

The two pounds six shillings and eight pence of poor 
money due from Mr. Boggs, he has since paid into the 
hands of James Griffith. 

James GriflSth reports that he has paid thirty shillings 
of poor money into the hands of Andrew Morton for the 
use of Sister Dushane. 

Resolved by the Church, that any member of the Church 
being under censure from the Church shall have no voice in 
the business of the Church untill satisfaction is given for the 
offence for which said member is censured. 
May 6th. 

The Church met for business. Appointed our brother, 
Isaac Eton, to write a letter from this Church to the Asso- 
ciation expected to meet at Cow Marsh the 13th of this 
instant. 

Our brethren, Revd John Boggs and John Rudolph, are 
appointed messengers to the association. 

The Church having received some complaints concerning 
our Sister Elizabeth Smith, have concluded not to admit her 
to communion 'till satisfaction is given. 

The Church appoint our brethren, John Townsend and 
James Griffith, to notify our brother. Noble Bolden, to attend 
and satisfy the Church with respect to his late conduct and 
the former charges against him. 

Brother Andrew Harvey is appointed to notify Elizabeth 
Smith to attend and satisfy the Church concerning the com- 



36 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

t 
plaint against her. She is not to have communion until 

she satisfies the Church. 

Isaac Hill stands indebted to the Church for ten cords of 
old wood and for eleven young chestnut trees with other 
young timber amounting to eight cords. 

The Church met for business by reason a report prevail- 
ing against Margaret Simpers. It is agreed that she is not 
to have Church privileges until she shall give satisfaction 
for her conduct. 

Our Brother Bennet is appointed to speak to her to attend 
and answer to the Church for her conduct. 
July ist. 

The Church met for business. Appointed our Brother 
William Price to notify black Jacob to attend next church 
meeting of business, and satisfy the Church with respect to 
some reports concerning him. 

September 2d. The Church being met, our Sister Mar- 
garet Simpers requesting her place in the Church, it was 
agreed that she should have her request upon the satis- 
faction given. 
September 30th. 

Whereas there were thirty shillings put into the hands of 
our Brother Andrew Morton for the use of one of our poor 
members, Susanna Dushane. He is now credited for the 
same, having paid it for the use intended, likewise he has 
paid all the interest due (on a note from him to the Church) 
until the first of February last, viz: 1797. 

Agreed that what poor money is in the hands of our 
brother, John Rudolph, be given to our brother, " Peter," 
as it is thought he is now in need, and that what poor 
money is in the hands of James Griffith be paid to Ephraim 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 37 

Stoops for the use of Susanna Dushane, and also what 
interest is due on the poor money in Mr. Boggs hand be 
likewise prepaid to Brother Stoops for the same use. 

There being a report to the Church that Peter Mullet 
has fell some timber on the meeting house land. Frederick 
Hire and Isaac Hill are appointed to examine into the same 
and advertise him to cut no more until he shall first obtain 
liberty, and fix a price on what he has cut. 
November 4th. 

Frederick Hyer and Isaac Hill spoke to Peter Mullet 
about falling timber on the Meeting House Land, but 
received no satisfaction from him concerning it. 

They found two green trees cut, one of which was a large 
tree, out of which he had made staves. 

What poor money was in the hands of James Griffith and 
appointed to be given to Ephraim Stoops for the use of 
Susanna Dushane was given to Andrew Morton for the same 
use. Which money Andrew Morton paid to sd Dushane. 

Be it remembered that Andrew Harvey notified Elizabeth 
Smith to attend at the Church Meeting. 
January i6th 179S. 

John Rudolph presented to us a receit for fort}' six 
shillings and eight pence, which he had paid unto Peter 
Boston by order of the church which was what poor money 
was in his hands. 

Our brother John James was chosen trustee in place of 
Andrew Harvey who lately removed from among us. 

The church agree that brother John Rudolph has liberty 
to let the Meeting House Land to brother Isaac Hill or any 
other member and that they will take such member for their 
share of the rent viz seven pounds a year. 



38 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

February 3d, 1798. 

Our brother James Griffith is directed to acquaint 
Elizabeth Smith that there are some complaints against her 
in the church and that she is requested to attend on the 
next meeting of business to answer to them and that if she 
doth not, that the Church will proceed to disown her. 
March 31st. 

Mr. Boggs assumed to pay the seven pounds of rent due 
from Peter Mullet to the Church in consequence of which 
there was a receipt given to said Peter Mullet for the same 
signed by John James and Ephraim Stoops, one third part 
of which seven pounds he is to pay the church it being 
poor money. 

One third part for the Church to Mr. Ferrel. 

One third part being his own according to custom. 

Be it remembered that John Rudolph has sold his lease 
of the Meeting House Land unto Isaac Hill who is to per- 
form what sd Rudolph was obligated to perform. 

June 30th, met for business, appointed our brother James 
Griffith either to sell or to cut and put up the grass that is 
on the Meeting House lot August 4th. 

Our brother James Griffith informs us that he has sold 
the grass on the Meeting House lot for fifty shillings and 
that he is accountable for the money to the church. 

Be it remembered that Mr. Boggs has paid Mr. Ferrell 
the third part of the seven pounds he assumed to pay the 
thirty-first of last March. 
September ist. 

Our brethren John Townsend and James Griffith are 
appointed once more to notify Elizabeth Smith to attend 
next church meeting and to acquaint her that this is the 
last notification she is to expect. 



WELSH TRA CT BA PTIST MEE TING. 39 

October 6th. 

Our sister Elizabeth Smith attended the church meeting 
today and acknowledged her fault in not attending meeting 
for some time past which acknowledgement the church re- 
ceived. The other charge being not proved, was left for 
further inquiry. 

Our brother Francis Gottier enter a complaint against our 
brother John Kean in consequence of which our brethren 
John Townsend and James Griffith are appointed to enquire 
of Kean concerning that matter. 

December i . The Church agree that Mr. Boggs should 
pay brother Stoops nineteen shillings of the poor money 
which brother Stoops by order of the church, has given to 
Susanna Dushane. 

Mr. Boggs paid the above ninteen shillings to Brother 
Stoops, March 2, 1799. 
December ist. 

Brother James Griffith is allowed to give our sister Mary 
Hill the money he got for the grass on the meeting house 
lot, being seven dollars. 

James Griffith informs the church that he has paid the 
above to Mary Hill. 

Brethren Ephraim Stoops, James Griffith and Isaac Eaton 
are appointed to meet at brother Bennett's Elkton to inquire 
into and endeavor to settle the dispute subsisting between 
Francis Gottier and John Kean who are to attend there at 
that time with their evidences about that affair. 

Brother Bennett to notify brother Gottier. Said messen- 
gers to report to the church what may be done in that 
matter. 
January 5th, 1799. 



40 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

The church being informed by several members of a disa- 
greement between Benjamin Stoops and his wife Sarah, 
agree that they are not to have communion with us till that 
matter is settled. 
February 2, 1799. The Church met for biisiness. 

Brother Andrew Morton and Ephraim Stoops being 
appointed at our last meeting to make enquiry with respect 
to the complaint of Brother Gottere against Brother Kean, 
they now report that they a meeting with them and seemed 
rather of opinion that Francis Gottere is not willing to 
abide by what the Church might be led to determine, and 
the Church appoints Brother Bennett to give the parties 
notice to attend our next Church meeting. 
July 6, 1799. 

The Church has appointed Brother John Townon to sell 
the grass on the meeting lott and to receive the money. 

August 3d, James Williams having presented a letter of 
dismission from the Philadelphia Baptist Church is received 
as a member of this Church. 
August 31st. 

Our Brother Townsend reports that he has sold the grass 
on meeting lott and received five dollars and a half for it. 
Two dollars and a half of which he is ordered to pay Mary 
Hill, the other three to remain in his hands till wanted 
October the 5. 

Brother Townson paid Mary Hill three dollars that was 
in his hands the remainder of the money of the grass which 
came off of the lott. 
November the 2. 

The Church met for business, and agreed that Church 
meeting should begin at 1 1 o'clock through the winter season. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 41 

January 4, i8ck). 

The Church met for business, unanimously agreed that 
the trustees of this church be authorized and empowered 
to act in all cases necessary for recovering and securing all 
money due or that hereafter may become due for the use 
and benefit of the Church according to an act of Assembly 
of this State. 

The Revd Gideon Ferral and Mary, his wife, having 
presented a letter of dismission from the Church of Brj'n 
Zion Baptist Church is received into this church. 
August 2d. 

Church met for business whereas our Sister Elizabeth 
Grantham, a black woman, has removed to Philadelphia (at 
her request) it is agreed to give her a letter of recommenda- 
tion and dismission. 

The second Thursday of this month is set apart for a day 
of thanksgiving to God for his mercy in giving us a season- 
able harv'est. At 11 o'clock A. M. 

September 6. Church met for business. 

A difference having subsisted for some time between our 
brethren Francis Goteer and John Kain concerning the right 
of a bed it was agreed to refer the determination thereof 
to a committee chosen by the Church. Accordingly our 
brethren, Samuel Actes, John Townsend and John Bennet 
were appointed a committee for that purpose and likewise 
to value some other goods now in the hands of Brother Cain, 
which goods when valued he may either keep at the valua- 
tion or return to Brother Gotier. 

Oct. 4th, 1800. The Church met, after a sermon by Br. 
Flood from the 23 Ps. proceeded to business, 
ist. 



42 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Mrs. Hogg offered for baptism — was examined and 
approved of. 

2. 

The committee appointed last meeting to settle the dif- 
ference between Goteer and Keene reported that the same 
was amicably settled. 

3- 

Brethren Stoop and Morton are appointed a committee 
to deal with Elizabeth Smith, Benjamin Stoop, Robert 
McMullin and Mary Moony for neglecting meetings. 

Nov. I, i8oo. The Church meet for business, 
ist. 

John Bennett chosen for Deacon at the Welsh Tract. 

2. 

Andrew Morton chosen Deacon at Bethel. 
3d. 

It is agreed by this Church that the former Deacons come 
forward and settle up all their former accounts at the next 
meeting or as soon as possible. 
4th. 

This church appoints Br. Morton to go to Mr. John Boggs 
in order to settle with him for a 25 pound bond which was 
Willd to this church by James Miles, which money is in Mr. 
Boggs' s hands. 
December the 6 day. 

The Church met for business. 

I . James Griffith came forward and gave up the deacons 
account book and it appears on settlement that there is due 
to the Church from James Griffith £t, 17s. 4. 

January 30th, 1801. The Church met for business. 

I St. It was agreed at the request of our brother, Isaac 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 43 

Hill that he should have the tenement where he now abides, 
together with priviledge of firewood, for one year from the 
twenty-fifth day of March next for seven pounds, but if he 
should leave the house and fix another person in it before 
the year is out, then the lot of grass belonging thereto is 
reserv^ed for Mr. Ferrel at two pounds five shillings. 
Feb 28th, 1801. 

On a settlement of all accompts between the Church and 
Isaac Hill it appears that there is at this time a ballance due 
from Isaac Hill to the Church of two pounds and four 
shillings. 
April 5, 1801. 

The church met for business, three persons examined and 
received by baptism. 
May 2, 1 80 1. 

The Church met for business. Appointed to write a 
letter to the Association John James to write the letter. 

Our brethren Andrew Morton, and Ephraim Stoops are 
appointed to speak to Jacob Bryan a black man and Sarah 
Porter a black woman and desire them to attend here and 
answer to some charges which are laid against of walking 
disorderly. 

July 4th, 1 801. The church met for business, 
ist. 

According to appointment at our last Church Meeting 
Sary Porter has come forward acknowledged her fault for 
which she appears to be sorey and humbles herself before 
God and the Church. Therefore she has a right to com- 
mune. 
2. 

Two persons examined and received by baptism. 



44 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

3- 

Whereas our sister Rebeka Morton has walked disorderly, 

this church appoints Br Ephraim Stoops and sister Hannah 

Shield to talk with her and make report at our next meeting. 

August I St. 

The Church met for business. Our brother Ephraim 
Stoops reports that he and our sister Hannah Shields visited 
Rebeckah Morton and that Rebekah Morton confessed her 
fault with seeming sorrow for her transgression. The 
Church leave her at her liberty to commune when she finds 
opportunity. 

One person examined and received for baptism. Our 
brother John Miles residing at Baltimore desires a dismis- 
sion from this church to Baltimore Church, it is agreed to 
give it. 
September 5th. 

The Church met for business. 

Casandra James baptised, Ann Harris baptised, Aug. 2, 
1801 and rec'd this day. 
Oct. the 3. 

Church met for business. 

Sue Champsion was examined and rec'd for baptism and 
baptised the next day and received as a member. 
Oct. 31, 1 801. 

The Church met for business, meeting opened by singing 
and prayer by Mr. Boggs. 

First. Hannah Alexander examined and rec'd for 
baptism. 
December 5th, 1801. 

The Church met for business. 

First. Meeting opened by singing and prayer. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 45 

2nd. The first day of November Hannah Elexander was 
baptised and rec'd a member with us. 
January 2, 1802. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. Meeting opened by singing and prayer. 

2d. Received of Isaac Hill forty-four shillings the church 
hyve agreed that Br. Isaac Hill is to have the house and lot 
where he now lives another j-ear at Seven Pounds to be paid 
in four equal shares quarterly the time and rent to commence 
25th of March 1802. 

February 6th, 1802. The Church met for business. 
I That this Church agrees to give Mr. Boggs a call to 
preach the second Lords da}' in every month in this church. 
2d Whereas there is a bond of 25 Pounds in Mr. Boggs 
hand of the Churches money which was willed by James 
Miles to the church. 

The church being indebted to Mr. Boggs for back salaryes 
they do agree to settle the said bond in Mr. Boggs hands 
according to his own proposal which is a final settlement 
between the church and Mr. Boggs of all past accounts. 
3d Isaac Hill has given up the house and lot which he 
rented for the insueing year and the church has agreed to 
take it off of his hands. 

4th Whereas various reports have prevailed concerning the 
disorderly life and conversation of Elizabeth Smith a mem- 
ber with us, and these reports appearing to be true and she 
entirely neglecting her place and refusing to answer to these 
charges, it was agreed to disown her and she is accordingly 
forbidden all priviledges in this church, until she shall pro- 
fess sorrow for her conduct and shew forth fruits of Amend- 
ment. 



46 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

March 6tli, 1802. Church met for business. On a settle- 
ment with our brother Isaac Hill he now stands indebted to 
the church Twenty Dollars including the rent that will 
become due on the twenty-fifth day of this month. 
April 1802. 

The Church met for business. The Church appointed 
brother John James, Sen., to write to brother John Vaughn 
at Wilmington to inform him of his neglect of coming to 
meeting. 

May ist, 1802. The Church met for business. Application 
having been made to Mr. Boggs by this Church to preach 
once a month for them, received for answer that he accepted 
the invitation. 

The Church appointed John James, Sen., to write to the 
association expected to meet at Cow Marsh. 

Our Minister Gideon Ferrel and John Boggs and our 
brother Andrew Morton are appointed messengers. 

Rachel Miller was examined for baptism and received. 

Ordered that our brother John Bennet pay to our sister 
Mary Richardson four dollars out of the poor money she 
being now in distressed circumstances. 

Jul)'- the 3. The Church met for business, ist two per- 
sons having been baptized were received into the Church 
last Lords day to wit: — Patty Frazier and Elizabeth Morton. 
2d 3 persons examined and received for baptism. Phebe 
Hill, Jain Holmes, Martha Slack. 

July 31st. Church met for business. Two persons were 
examined for baptism and received. Sarah Williams and 
Mary Rumsey. 

The Church considering the necessity of endeavoring to 
recover the land willed to them by David Lewellin wish the 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 47 

trustees to contract with Mr. Bayard or any other lawyer to 
endeavor to recover the same provided they will take a cer- 
tain sura in case of recovery, if no recovery no payment. 

Agreed that the Wheel-Wright Shop be covered. 

September 4th. 1802. The Church met for business, 
two persons viz : Mary I^ewis and Martha Davis were ex- 
amined for baptism and received. 

Our brother John James, Junior being appointed a trustee 
consented to .serve the Church in that line. 
5th. The two above persons received into the Church. 

October 2, 1802. The Church met for business. 
ist and one person viz : Tamer Miller examined for baptism 
and approved. 

2d Martha Frazier reed a dismission from this Church to 
the Mispillion Church also dismissed Margaret Stoaks form- 
erly Connoway to any church of Christ of the same faith 
and Gospel with 
Nov. 6, 1802. 

The Church met for business and looking over some 
former minutes or resolves of the Church found one of two 
years standing representing a settlement with the deacons — 
and as they have not all complied the Church again request 
that all their accounts may be brought to the next meeting 
of business giving acct. of all moneys they have received and 
how they have disposed of the same. 
Dec. 4th, 1802. The Church met for business, 
ist The Church agree and appoint that Br. John Bennet is 
to have credit on the bond dew from him for the whole sum 
belonging to the poor. He to give his bond for said sum — 
and further they agree to see him paid what he has advanced''^ 
for the poor, which appears from his book ^6.15.5 



48 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

2d It is agreed by this Church that Br. Bennet renew his 
bond with the trustees in which poor money is contained. 
3d It appears from settHng the accounts of the Church that 
after Br. Bennet is paid what he has advanced that the 
Church is owing of ^^7.14.10 poor money, which was dew 
the 25th of last march. 

The Church appoints a committee to wit: Br. Stoops and 
Br. Andrew Morton together with Br. Farrell to settle up 
the ould subscriptions to January ist, 1802, and bring a re- 
port at the next Church Meeting. 

The Church agree and apoint Br. John Bennett to move 
Mary McMullin to Rachel Lewis's in Newark and we agree 
to alow one dollar and half per week for her to be paid 
them out of the poor money. 

The Church have agreed for the ensuing year, com- 
mencing January, 1803, that Bro. Ferrel is to have forty- 
seven pounds 6s. 8d. for his labours in the ministry as in 
times past — and to have the plantation he now lives on, 
pa5ang two pounds 6s. and eight pence, for the use of the 
poor. 

The Church agreed that a monthly collection be raised 
for accational supplys of the ministry, and the use of the 
poor, as necessity may require. 

Said collections to be deposited in the hands of Br. 
Bennett. 

January ist, 1803. The Church met for business. 

Report has been made of the settlement between our 
committee, Ephraim Stoops and Andrew Morton, with Mr. 
Ferrel and it appears that the year 1800 is settled and 
that there is a balance for the j'ear 1801 of four pounds 
fifteen shillings and five pence due to Mr. Ferrell. 



WELSH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 49 

Our brethren John Bennett, Ephraim Stoops and Francis 
Gotier are apoiiited by the Church to prepare subscriptions 
for the ensuing year for the purpose of raising a salary for 
Mr. Ferrell. 

Brother John Boggs departed this life on the ninth day of 
December last. [12-9- 1802] 
Feb. 5th, 1803. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

Whereas our brother, Thomas G. Jones, has brought a 
letter of dismission from the great Valley Church and desires 
to join this church. 

This church agrees to receive him as a member in full 
fellowship. 
2d. 

It is agreed by this church that Mr. Lewis Walsor pre- 
pare a subscription to raise money to put a toom stone over 
Mr. Boggs. 
March 5th, 1S03. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Benjamin, a black man, a member with us having not 
having attended our meetings for some time past, he appeared 
here this day, confessed his fault, promised to endeavor to 
attend better for the future. 

The Church agreed to admit him to privilidges. 
2nd. 

This Church appoints Brother Bennet and Br. John James, 
Senr. , to visit and converse with Robert McMullen respect- 
ing his absenting himself from meeting, and make report 
against our next meeting. 



50 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

3rd. 

This Church appoint Br. Morton and Br. Rennels to talk 
with a black man by the name Jacob Bryan in regard of 
his misconduct, and let him know that without he gives the 
Church satisfaction that the Church intend to exclude him 
from being a member and to make report against our next 
meeting. 
4th. 

Agreed by the Church that an order be given to Mr. 
Ferrell on Morgan Jones for all the interest due from the 
money left to the Church by Abigail Giles. 

5- 

The Church agreed that our Brother John James in con- 
junction with Morgan Jones be appointed to put out to use 
on good security what money is in Morgan Jones hands due 
to the Church from Abigail Giles estate. 
April 2nd, 1803. 

The Chnrch met for business. 

Our brethren, John Bennet and John James having been 
to see our brother, Robert McMullin, reports that he con- 
fessed himself to have done wrong, and that he said he 
would endeavor to attend better. 

Our brethren, Andrew Morton and George Rennels, 
according to appointment being to visit Jacob Bryan, a 
black man, a member with us, said Jacob attended here 
this day confessed he had not been as watchful in his con- 
duct as he ought to have been — desired to be continued in 
his place in the Church. The Church grant him his desire 
and admit him to all the privileges of the Church. 
April the 30, 1803. 

The Church met for business. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 51 

I St Brother Stilmon Aimes having presented a letter of 
dismission from London Tract Church in order to join this 
Church. The letter being red was approved of and he 
received as a member to all the privileges thereof. 
2nd The Church appoint Br. Gideon Ferrell to write a letter 
for the church to the association expected to meet at Wil- 
mington the first lyords day in June 1803, and for messen- 
gers our brethren Gideon Ferrell, John Bennet and Elijah 
Aimes. 

3d As application hath been made to Mr. Morgan Jones 
and Mr. Luis Watson by this church to become trustees, 
and they having comply 'd with the request they are now 
considered as trustees to act in conjunction with the other 
trustees before appointed in the temporal interest of this 
church. 

Received by a letter of dismission from Mispillion Church 
William Bowman and Thirza his wife, into full communion 
with us, and all the privileges of this church. 
July 2, 1803. Church met for business. 

Jane Anderson was received into fellowship with this 
church by baptism. William R. Worley, John Anderson, 
Mary Adams, Lidia Stewart was baptized and received into 
this Church. 
Aug^s 6th, 1803. Church met for business. 

Anne Ej'delott, Abraham Conun, Charles Conun, Sipy 
Adams, Katharine Thompson, Anne Anderson and Tiny 
Bradley offering as candidates for baptism, it was agreed to 
receive them. 

They were received the next day. 

Whereas our brethren Francis Goteer, John Bennet and 
John James, Junior were appointed to meet at the house of 



52 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

John James, Junior to settle a difference between Andrew 
Morton and Abigail Cooper. 

The Committee report that she would not agree to any 
Judgment of theirs. 

Susanna Carmon was received into fellowship with this 
church by virtue of a letter from the church at Bryn. Zion. 

Seventy dollars being received of the legacy left to this 
church by Abigail Giles it was put into the hands of our 
brother Andrew Morton for which he promises to pay inter- 
est from the first day of this month. Viz: August 1803. 
Sept. 3, 1803. 

The Church met for business 
I St Meeting opened by Singing and prayer. 
2nd Mary James was examined for baptism and received. 
3 Rachel I^ewis formerly a member of this church but now 

deceased. 
4th Mary James being baptised was received a member. 
October ist. The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Meeting was opened by prayer and a lecture by Mr. 
Johnson. 
2nd. 

Rebeckah Hinsey, Mary Holston, Elender Young, Mary 
Dossen were baptized and received at Bethel. 
3d. 

Sarah McMullen was examined for baptism and received. 
4th. 

Brother Elijah Aimes and Elizabeth Aimes his wife hav- 
ing reed, their dismissions from New England have applied 
to this Church. And accordingly are received as members 
in full union and communion. 



WEL SH TRA CT BAP TIS T MEE TING. 53 

5th. 

This Church has agreed to give Mr. Dody a call to preach 
one Lords day in the month at Bethel, and have appointed 
Mr. Morton and Mr. Stoops to agree with him on the same 
which he must have and make report at our next meeting. 
6th. 

The above Sary McMullen was baptized and received into 
the Church. 

November 5th, 1803. The Church met for business. 
I. 

Ann Underwood was examined for baptism and received. 
2. 

Hannah Bennett on application was restored to the fellow- 
ship of the church. 

3- 

Amy McVey baptised on last Lord's day at Notingham 

was received with unanimous consent. 

4- 

Simon Kollock and Sarah his wife dismissed from the 
Broad Creek Church, were received here as members of this 
church. 
5th. 

Ann Underwood being baptised was received a member 
into this church. 
December 3d, 1803. 

The Church met for business. 

I St Meeting was opened by a discourse from Br Thomas 
Jones. 

December th 31st, 1803. The Church met for business. 

I St. 

February th 4th, 1804. The Church met for business. 



54 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

ist. 

Sister Watson, Sister Doherdy and Sinah Kinky are all 
deceased, and likewise Br Charles Conun Deed. 
2nd. 

Agreed by this church that Mary Rumsey be excommuni- 
cated from being member in this church. Being guilty of 
the sin of fornecation. 
3rd. 

Whereas our Sister Jane Anderson has moved from this 
church and hath made application for a dismission in order 
to join another church of the same faith and gospel order. 

This church agrees to give her one. 
March the 3, 1804. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Three of our members removed by death to wit. James 
Champain, Elizabeth Morton, Esther David. 
2d March 31st, 1804. 

The Church met for business. 

Thomas Le Tellier was received by letter from the church 
at Wilmington, but removing soon after to the federal city 
had his letter returned. 
May 6th, 1804. 

The Church met for business. 

Samuel Meredith and Mary his wife were received by 
letter from the church at Mispillion. 

Gamaliel Garrison and Catharine his wife were received 
by letter from the Church at Salem. 

Agreed unanimously that the interest money due to the 
Church from the money put out at interest, be given to Mr. 
Ferrel in part for his services to the Church subject to make 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 55 

up the deficiency of the subscription paper for this present 
year. 

June the 30th, 1804. The Church met for business. 
Mary Booth and Elizabeth Gotier both examined for baptism 
and received. 
July the I St, 1804. 

The above persons were baptised and received into the 
full communion of the Church. 
August the 4th, 1804. 

The Church met for business. 

Elizabeth True and Hanna Bolden were both examined 
for baptism and it was agreed to receive them, The Afsd 
persons being Baptised we received into full communion. 
September i, 1804. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

Brother Andrew Morton having rendered in an account of 
expenses for attending Court. 

This church agree that Mr. Morton be paid out of the 
Churches money which is in his hands. 
2d. 

This Church has appointed that Br. J. Elexander keep 
the publick collection money and pay it away as is thought 
proper. 

3d. 

This church has appointed that Br Morton keep the bond 
which the church has upon Andrew Fisher and Thomas 
Bradley, 200 Dol's. 
October 6th, 1804. 

The Church met for business. 

ist. 



56 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Sinah Davis examined and received for baptism, and was 
received and baptised accordingly. 

December ist. The Church met for business. 

ist. Mary John was examined for baptism and accepted. 

The above person was baptised and received into the 
Church. 
January 5th, 1805. 

The Church met for business. 

ist. Deceased number to wit, 

Mary Stanton, Ehnor Price, the Widow Stoopes, Gamaliel 
Garison, Elizabeth Gottier, Susan Harmon. 
February 2d, 1805. 

The Church met for business. 

ist. This Church appoints Br. Jesse Elexander to visit 
and talk with William Wirley in respect of his absenting 
himself from the Publick Worship of God, and report 
against the next meeting. 
March 2d, 1805. 

The Church met for business. 

April 6th, 1805. The Church met for business. 

Dorcas Brooks and Aminta McGahie were examined, 
received and baptized at Bethel on the fourth first day in 
March last. 

May 4th, 1805. The Church met for business. 

And after meeting was opened by prayer 
ist. 

Sarah Darby and Isabel Morgan were receiv^ed for baptism. 
2d. 

Whereas our brother, Robert McDowell, brought a letter 
of dismission from Wilmington Church, this church agreed 
to receive him. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 57 

3rd. 

Whereas Brother Tho's G. Jones and Mrs. Miles applied 
to this church for letters of dismission. It was agreed they 
should have them. 
July 6th, 1805. 

The Church met for business. 

ist. Sarah Miles, Sarah Sutten and Ann Steward was 
baptized and received into the Church at Bethel the fourth 
Lord's day in June. 

2d. Mary Deford, Mary Williams, Anno Adair, Elizabeth 
Glenn, Margaret Booth were examined and baptized and 
received into fellowship with this church at our monthly 
meeting in July. 
August 3d, 1805. 

The Church met for business. 

Thomas Clerk and Grace, his wife, Susana Alston and 
Dorcas Durham were examined for baptism and the Church 
agreed to receive them and baptised the 4 of Augt. 
Aug. 31, 1805. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. Reba Brown, Elizabeth Grimes and Charles Knox 
was baptized the 24th of August at Bethel. 

The 31st, then was Mary Davis examined for baptism 
and the Church agreed to receive her. 
Oct. 5, 1805. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Mrs. Horn was baptised and received. 

2d. 

Phebe Hill formerly a member with us, was for her dis- 
orderly conduct excluded. 



58 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

November the 2, 1805. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

Our brother, Andrew Morton, one of our trustees received 
Thirty Dollars which was willed by lyUes Watson to this 
church for the purpose of fencing in the graveyard — which 
money is to be put to interest till wanted. 
Nov. 30, 1805. 

The Church met for business, and Brother Andrew Morton 
and George Rennalds to notify Abraham Cannon to meet 
at our next church meeting and Mary Dawson to settle a 
dispute between them. 

I^ydia Stanton presented a letter of dismission from the 
Church at Duck Creek, which was excepted. 
January the 4th, 1806. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Br. Andrew Morton present his acct. to the Church and 
when examined there appeared a balance coming to the 
Church of twenty-six dollars, for which he gave a note. 
2nd. 

Charles Nox was received into the Church. 

Jacob Sweats, a black man, formerly a member of this 
church having behave disorderly is excommunicated. 
4ly. 

Catharine Garrison is dismissed from this church to the 
church at Salem. 
5th. 

Br. Jessee Alaxander has given up the house to the 
meeting, and the Church has agreed to take it. 
February ist. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 59 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

It is agreed by this Church that Michael Moore and Jane 
Holmes have the house and lot by the meeting house and 
that they are to take care of the graveyard and meeting 
house and make fires for which they are to pay i6 dollars 
which money is to be paid to Mrs. Hill one-fourth every 
quarter, that is 4 dollars at the end of every 3 months. 
March the ist, 1806. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

This church has appointed Br. John Stanton to hold the 
monthly collection and pay it away as the Church may 
direct. 

2d. 

It is agreed by this Church that supplies who preach at 
this meeting house on Lords day shall receive two dollars 
and fifty cents. 
3d. 

A report having circulated of the unbecoming conduct of 
Rebecca See this Church appoints Br. John James and Br. 
Robert McMullen to wait on her and report at our next 
meeting. 
4th. 

This Church agrees that Br. Alexander 17-6 to Mr, 
McBeth for a Sroud and burying things got for Susana 
Carmon. 
April 5, 1806. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

It was agreed to give a letter of dismission to Benjamin 



60 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Stewart a black man from this Church to the Church in 

Philadelphia. 

2d. 

Our brother Nicholas Quin was chosen a trustee (when 
he agreed to serve) in the room of Lewis Wattson. 

3d. 

It appears that there is at this time a ballance on settle- 
ment of two pounds eight shillings and one penny collection 
money now in the hands of our brother John Bennet due to 
the Church, 

John Bennet by cash April 4th, 1807. 
May 3d, 1806. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

James Alson and Sarah Franklin were examined for bap- 
tism and were accepted by the Church. 

2d. 

Mary Dawson deceased. 

3d. 

The above persons James Alston and Sarah Franklin 
were rec'd into the Church. 
June 31st, 1806. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

William Rickets was examined for baptism and accepted 
by the Church. 

The house where Jesse Alexander did live was let to the 
Widow Holmes for which she is to take care of and sweep 
the Meeting-house and to pay two dollars quarterly to Mary 
Hill. 
July 5th, 1806. The Church met for business. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 61 

Peter Springer was examined for baptism and received, 
and was accordingly baptised. 
August 2, 1806. 

The Church received two dollars from Mrs. Holmes 
which was paid to Mary Hill. 

Thos. Tyson and Rebecca Kinkead were examined for 
baptism and accepted. 

John Redman a member of the Wilmington Baptist 
Church was received a member of this Church by virtue of 
a letter of dismission from the church at Wilmington. 

Martha Davis a member of this Church requesting a dis- 
mission to the Wilmington Church where she now resides, 
her request was granted. 
September 6th, 1806. 

The Church met for business, Mary Wattson and her 
sister Susanna Wattson were examined for baptism and were 
admitted, baptised and rec'd. 

A report prevailing that Benjamin Stoops a member with 
us has behaved in an inbecoming manner we do appoint 
John Bennet and George Reynolds to inquire into his con- 
duct and report to the Church the result of their enquiries. 
Octo 4th, 1806. 

The Church met for business. Barney McCormick and 
L,idy Clark, Sarah Rusel a black woman was examined for 
baptism and were admitted, and being baptized they were 
received. 
2d. 

John Drummin and Sarah Carswell were examined, l;ap- 
tised and received the 2d Lord's day in September. 
3d. 

Sister Collick has departed this life. 



62 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Nov. I, 1806. 

Church met for business. Kathrine Mclyamie was exam- 
ined for baptism and accepted by the Church, and being 
baptised was received a member. 
Dec. th, 1806. 

Church met for business, 
ist. 

Hannah Alexander a member of this church has deceased. 
2d. 

Saray ColHck a member of this church has departed this 
Hfe in August. 
January 3d, 1807. 

Church met for business, 
ist. 

Jacob Rogers, Wilham Morton and Ann Morton were 
baptized and received as members of this church at Bethel. 
2d. 

Adam Horn having received a letter of dismission from 
Salem Church and desiring to join this he is received as a 
member in full Communion. 

3d. 

Whereas Martha Eaton has presented us with a letter of 
dismission from Wilmington Church, we have rec'd her a 
member of this church. 
January 31st. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Whereas Casan Bostick a member of this church being 
reduced through affliction having made his case known, 
this church hath agreed that Br John Beuuet pay him to 
dollars. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 63 

2d. 

Sarah Haris, Catharine Stoops and Samuel Finey a black 
man were baptised at Bethel last meeting. 
February 28th, 1807. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Settlement with Br J. Bennet and there appears to be a 
ballence due to the Church for last year. 
2d. 

It is agreed by this church to pay Bro Ferrell i is 3d per 
week for boarding and washing for Mrs. Mary Hill sixteen 
weeks 9^^. o. o. 
3d. 

On settlement with Br John Stanton there appears to be 
dew to the church a ballance. 

The above account is pd. two dollars to Mr. Dodge and 
the rest to Gideon Ferrell. 
April 4th. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

Br John Bennett credit by cash 19-3. Church Dr. to Mr. 
Ferrell for boarding Mary Hill sixteen weeks on the twenty 
fourth day of March last at which time she went from his 
house, the whole amounting to twenty four dollars $24. 

Five Dollars were paid to him by John Bennet $5, Six 
Dollars were paid to him by Francis Gottier $6, By James 
Griffith $6, by John Stanton $5.86. 
May 2d. 

The Church met for business. 

Whereas, Mary Stewart, a member with us,- has been said 
to have joined with the Methodists, we appoint our brethren, 



64 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Johu James, Junior, and Robert McMullin, to visit her and 
inquire whether it be so or not and report accordingly. 

2d. 

It was agreed by the Church that hence forward our 
brother, John Griffith, be appointed to lead the musick in 
the Church in the time of worship. 

3d. 

John Redman, Nicholas Quin, James Alston and Morgan 
Jones were appointed to agree with workmen to repair the 
house where Mr. Ferrell lives and make such alterations as 
it may appear necessary. 
4th. 

The Church agree that Mr. Ferrell have the lot where 
Mary Hill lives until the twenty-fifth day of March next, 
for six dollars. 
July 4. 

The Church met for business. 

When two offered for baptism, Rebecah Hall and Ester 
Adams, and were approved of and being baptized were 
received. 
2d 

Sarah Reynolds, Susan Stewart and Elizabeth Cammel 
were baptised and rec'd at Bethel. 

3d 

It is agreed by this church that Br. John Griffith be appoint- 
ed to keep the publick monthly collection, in the place of 
Br. John Stanton as he has moved at a distance. 
August I. 

The Church met for business. 

When James Hall offered for baptism and after examina- 
tion, was approved of by the Church. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 65 

2d 

James Hall was examined for baptism and received and 
being baptized was taken into the Church. 
September the 5, 1807. 

The Church met for business. 
ist 

There being some bad reports about Mary Davis, the 
Church hath concluded that she be set aside from com- 
munion till she gives satisfaction. 
2d 

Br. John Townson, deceased. 
3d 

Mary Nut, Nancy Steward, Mary Surmey and a black 
woman named Hamah were examined for baptism and 
received into the Church. 
4th. 

This church agrees to give Flora Champen a dismission 
to Philadelphia. 
Oct. 3, 1807. 

The Church met for business. 

I St 

Tho's Ward, Mrs. Boyd, Betty, a black woman, were 
baptised and received into the Church the 2d Lord's day in 
Sept. at Bethel. 
2d 

It is agreed by this church that Br. Ferrell and Br. 
McMullin wait upon Mary Stewart once more to know her 
reason for leaving this meeting and make report to the 
Church. 

3d 

It is the request of this church that John James, Jun., 



66 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

attend at our next church meeting to give satisfaction 
respecting some disagreeable reports spread abroad. 
October 31st, 1807. 

The Church met for business. 

I St 

Rebecah Alexander was examined and rec'd for baptism. 

2d 

Brother Stoops gave up the bonds and papers which were 
in his hands and the Church has appointed Br. Quin to take 
care of them. 

3d. 

According to the request of the Church Br. John James 
has given satisfaction, 
January 2d, 1808. 

The Church met for business. 

Agnis lyaw and Anne Aimes were examined for baptism 
and approved, and being baptized were received into ye 
church. 

Our brother Andrew Morton having intimated that it was 
the desire of the Bethel branch of the church to have Mr. 
Ferrell to preach to them twdce in each month, the Church 
and Mr. Ferrel postpone giving an answer till next monthly 
meeting. 

Our brethren James Austin and William Rickets are 
appointed by the church to visit our brother John Price to 
know what are the reasons that he does not attend our 
meetings as frequently as formerly and to report to the 
church accordingly. 

By an agreement between the Church and Mr. Ferrell it 
was agreed that Mr. Ferrell should have the lot where Mrs. 
Hill lives, for three years at six dollars per annum. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 67 

Our brother Nicholas Quin is appointed to take a bond 
from Francis Gotier for the money due from him to the 
Church agreeable to the will of Hannah Shields. 
Feb. 6th, 1808. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

Whereas Jacob Rogers and Anne Rogers his wife have 
been guilty of the sin of Fornication this church have agreed 
to put them out of the church. 

Whereas Rachel Miller has been guilty of the sin of 
Fornication. This Church hath agreed to put her out of 
the church. 

Whereas Margret Simpers a member of this church, hath 
departed from the doctrines of this church, and having 
joined the Methodist, this church doth agree to put her 
from among us. 

March 5th, 1S08. The Church met for business. 
I St Brother Adam Horn and Rebecca his wife have applied 
for a letter of dimission which ye church has given them. 
2d 

The Church hath appointed our brethren Robert McMul- 
len, Isaac Hill and James Austen to visit and talk with 
Mary Davis about her disagreeable conduct and make a 
report to the Church at our next meeting of business. 

3d 

Whereas Mary Stewart doth deny the doctrines of grace, 
and hath joined the Methodists 

This church doth agree to put her out of the Church. 
4th 

Mrs. Bouldens Andrew being examined, w^as approved of, 
baptised and received into the Church. 



68 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

April the 2d. 

The Church met for business. 

I St 

Mary Camel having applied for a letter of dismission. 

It is agreed to give her one. 
2d 

Mary Meredith wife of Samuel Meredith, who was received 
by letter from Mispillion Church, a member of this church 
has been removed by death. 
April 30th. 

The Church met for business. 

Janitor Bostick, a black woman, was examined for baptism 
and approved, baptized and received into the Church. 
May 28th, 1808. 

The Church met for business, 
ist 

Avas Adams was examined and approved of. 
2d 

We have appointed as messengers to the association our 
brethren, Gideon Ferrell, Nicholas Quin, John Bennet and 
Francis Meredith. 

July 2d, 1808. The Church met for business, 
ist 

Jane Holmes, a member of this church, deceased, June 2 ist. 

2d 

Charlotte Peterson, but now Robinson, is dismissed from 
us to the Church in Philadelphia. 

August 5th, 1808. The Church met for business, 
ist 

Gave our Brother Meredith a letter of dismission to the 
Church at Brandywine. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 69 

September 3d, 1808. 

The Church met for business. 

I St 

Sarah Bowen and Terisha, belonging to Mrs. Howel were 
examined for baptism and received. Daughter of Peter 
Bostick was baptized and received into the Church. 
2d 

Whereas Robert McDowell has been represented as being 
intoxicated with liquor, this church appoints our brethren, 
Francis Goteer and John Keen to visit him and make report. 

But on inquiry it appears that the report was in some 
measure groundless. 
October ist, 1808. 

The Church met for business, 
ist 

Br. John Griffith is to get Mrs. Hill wood. 
December 3d, 1808. 

The Church met for business. 

It appearing that Peter Bostick, a member of this church, 
has behaved himself in publick in such a manner as was 
unbecoming a sober professor of religion, our brethren, 
James Alston and Robert McMullen are desired to notify 
him to attend at the next church meeting to answer for his 
conduct. 

Elizabeth Grimes, a member with us, deceased. 
December 31st, 1808. 

The Church met for business. 
1st 

Our friend, Peter Bostick, came forward according to 
appointment, acknowledged the charge, appeared to be hum- 
bled before God and gave the Church satisfaction. 



70 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

2d 

Settled this day with Brother John GrifiSth and a ballance 
due the Church, $6.50. Since paid. 
3d 

John Anderson, formerly a member of this church being 
charged with a scandalous crime a transgration of the law 
of God, is excommunicated from this church. 
February 4, 1809. 

The Church met for business, 
ist 

Theriza Bowman, a member of this church, is dec'd. 
March 4th, 1809. 

The Church met for business. 

I St 

Mary Anderson, a member of the church, is dec'd. 
2d. 

It is agreed by this church that Br. William Rickets be 
chosen as clerk to assist Br. John Griffith in singing. 
April I St 1809. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Whereas Elizabeth Parmer presented a letter of dismission 
from Brinsion Church as a member in full communion. This 
church has received her. 
May 6th, 1809. 

The Church met for business. 

An order was given on Morgan Jones to Nicholas Quin 
to receive ten dollars for the purchasing white lead, oil, 
glass and putty to paint and glaze the window shutters and 
windows and to paint the pulpit and pillars of the Meeting 
House. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST 3TEE TING. 71 

Our brethren Gideon Ferrell, John Bennet and Nicholas 
Quin and John James, Sen., were appointed messengers to 
the association. 

Eleanor McVey being baptized was appointed to be re- 
ceived a member of this Church. 

Whereas our brother Joseph Miles and his wife Elizabeth 
and their two daughters Susanna and Nancy brought with 
them a letter of dismission from London Tract, showing 
that they were all members in full communion and they 
desired to become members with us. 

Were accordingly received. 
July I St, 1809. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

Whereas Br. Kolick and his wife Rebeckah (formerly 
Bryans) have requested a letter of dismission to join the 
Duck Creek Church. 

It was agreed that they should have one which they 
received. 
2d. 

Whereas Mary Rickits (formerly Rutter) has applyed for 
a letter of dismission to Baltemore. 

This church agrees to give her one which she received. 

August 5. The Church met for business. 

Mary John (a member with us) having moved her resi- 
dence within the bounds of the Wilmington Church has 
requested a dismission that she may have orderly commu- 
nion with them, it was accordingly agreed to grant her 
request. 
September the 2d, 1809. 

The Church met for business. 



72 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

ist. 

Whereas Jane Vinsant formerly but now Longsdel has 
requested a letter of dismission in order to join The First 
Baptist Church in ye city of Philadelphia. 

This Church agrees to give her one. 

Sept. 30th, 1809. The Church met for business and meet- 
ing opened by Br. Haley, 
ist. 

Whereas there is a disagreeable report of Mary Lunne. 
We appoint our brethren Andrew Morton and George 
Reynolds to wait on her and make report to the Church. 
November 4th, 1809. 

The church met for business. 

Whereas This Church gave Mr. N. Quin an order on 
Morgan Jones for ten dollars to do some repairs to the Meet- 
ing House last May. This is to certify that he did not 
receive it from Mr. Jones. 

This Church agrees to make a subscription to get some 
provision for Mrs. Hill and forward it to her as soon as 
possible. 

It is appointed by this Church that Br. Hill and Br. 
McMullen wait upon William Boman and talk with him 
about neglecting his place in the House of God and let him 
know that without a reformation, that the church will cut 
him off and make report to the next Church Meeting. 
December 2d, 1809. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Whereas Dorcas Brooks has applyed for a letter of dis- 
mission. 

This church agrees to give her one. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 73 

2d 

Whereas our brethren, McMullen and Hill, who were 
appointed to visit Wm. Boman to know his reason for not 
attending church meeting, accordingly went to him and 
have made their report, which report no ways satisfies the 
church — however they concluded to wait awhile longer with 
him. In hopes that the Lord may give him repentance, 
and we likewise wish anj' of our brethren to converse with 
him on the subject. 

3d 

Whereas it has been represented that Mrs. See has 
talked unfavorable of the doctrines which this church 
holds, we think it proper to appoint Br. Quin and Br. 
John Griffith to visit her and know the state of her mind 
and make report at next meeting. Br. McMullen to be 
present. 
4th. 

John Stoops and Mary his wife, John McCrone and 
Margrit his wife were examined, baptized and received into 
this church at Bethel in December, 2d Lord's day. 
January the 6, 18 10. 

The Church met for business. 
March 3d, 18 10. 

The Church met for business. 

I St 

Mary Bogs formerly Griffith has deceased. 
March 31st. 

The Church met for business. 

Jane, the daughter of John McCrone was examined for 
baptism and received into this church at Bethel in March 
nth, being the second Lord's day of the month. 



74 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

March 31st, 18 10. 

Mary Harris, a member with us, being about to remove 
her residence to Philadelphia, has requested a dismission 
from us which was granted, John Bennett is appointed to 
write the same. 

Whereas Abigail Cooper, a member with us, has altogether 
absented herself from the meetings of this church, and other- 
wise behaved in a manner unbecoming a professor of religion. 

We appoint George Reynolds and Jessee Alexander to 
visit her and know her reasons for neglecting her place in 
the Church. 
May 5th, 1810. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

Abigail Cooper died April 28th and William Morton is 
dead, the 30th day of April. 

2d. 

We appoint for messengers to the Association our brethren 
Gideon Ferrell, John Bennet, Nicholas Quin. 
3d. 

It is agreed that the Church have communion on the 4 
Lords day of May at the yearly meeting. 
4th. 

Whereas Ezekiel Britton presented a letter from the 
Great Valey Church. 

He was received as a member with us. 
5tb. 

Marthy Jackson being examined, she was baptised and 
received as a member in this church. 
6th. 

Joseph Miles, his wife and two daughters and likewise 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 75 

Samuel Meredith were received into the communiou of 
this church by virtue of letters. 
June 30th, 1 8 10. 

Church met for business. 

According to appointment Sarah Hope and Elizabeth, 
gave an account of their religious experience and desired to 
submit to the ordinance of baptism and become members 
amongst us, who were accordingly received by the Church. 
August 4, 1 8 10. 

Church met for business. 
I. 

Nancy Underwood gave an account of her religious ex- 
perience and desired to submit to the ordinance of baptism 
and be admitted to the Communion of the Church. 

The Church agreed to admit her. 

2d. 

Stillman Aimes and Anna his wife having requested a 
dismission to Baltimore Church and Aminta MGahy to Wil- 
mington. 

It was agreed to dismiss them accordingly. 
September 2d, 1810. 

The Church met for business. 

Mary Pritchart presented a letter of dismission from the 
London Tract Church and was received a member of this. 
2d. 

It is agreed by this Church that the moneys willed to this 
church by Mrs. Knaresborough which now is in the hand 
of John R. Robinson and John Redmon to the amount of 
$436 that two-thirds of the interest be for the use of the 
minister of this church and the other third for the use of 
the poor. 



76 WELSH TRA CT BAPTIS T MEE TING. 

October 6th, 1810. Church met for business. 

The Church have agreed to pay Isaac Hill one dollar per 
week for boarding Mary Hill a poor woman of this church. 

But the church do not allow the boards to be moved by 
her from the old house where she now lives. 

Sarah Kithcart was baptized and rec'd at Bethel. 
November 18 10. 

Church met for business. 

I St. 

James Griffith deceased. 
2d. 

Whereas Br. George Woods gave in a letter of dismission 
from The First Baptist Church in Philadelphia. 

He was received into this church. 
December ist. 

Church met for business. 

Whereas a William Worlly has requested a dismission 
from this church, to the church at West Creek in the Jersey. 
We appoint our brother John Cain to write to the church at 
West Creek first. 

The church appoint our brother Robert McMullen to 
assist in collecting through the lower part of the Welsh 
tract money to help pay for the boarding of Mary Hill, and 
our brother Jesse Alexander towards Bethel, and our brother 
John Cain at the head of Elk for the same purpose — likewise 
our brother George Wood in Newark and brother Thomas 
Clerk in St. Georges hundred. 
January 5th, 181 1. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

Whereas Ann Rogers (formerly Morton) came forward to 



WELSH TRA CT BAPTIST MEE TING. 11 

Bethel making known her desire of being restored her place 
in the church — upon confessing her sin for which was 
excluded, and giving satisfactory evidence of a godly sorrow 
for the same she was received again to membership. 
2d. 

Whereas Mary Lunny a member of this church (being 
proved to be guilty of stealing and continuing in a 
state of unpenitance the Church has for the credit of 
religious and for the glor>' of God excluded her from 
membership, until God by his grace shall give her repent- 
ance. 

3d. 

Whereas Anthony a black man has left this church in a 
disorderly manner several years ago and from what we un- 
derstand of his conduct in Philadelphia. The Church has 
for the credit of religion and for the glory of God excluded 
him from membership until God by his grace shall give him 
repentance. 

Whereas there is an unfavorable report against Fransus 
Goteer, we appoint our brethren Andrew Morton and John 
Bennett to visit him and make report at our next church 
meeting. 
February 2, 181 1. 

The Church met according to appointment. The com- 
mittee appointed to confer with Mr. Goteer, report that he 
does not appear disposed to give them any satisfaction 
respecting the affair and having neglected to attend the 
present church meeting. We think it our duty for the credit 
of religion and the glory of God to exclude, and cut him 
off from membership until God by his grace shall restore 
him by repentance. 



78 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

2d. 

Brother Jesse Alexander was chosen to the ofl&ce of Deacon 
and appointed to be ordained at our next church meeting. 

John James, deceased, January 2d, 181 1. 
March 2d, 181 1. 

The Church met according to appointment. 
I. 

Resolved, That Brother Morton be appointed to inform 
himself in New Castle Court whether it be necessary that 
our trustees in succession be personally recorded according 
to the Act of Assembly Sec. 2d, and make report to the 
Church thereof. 
2. 

By a vote of the Church Francis Gotier and Morgan Jones 
are displaced from their trusteeship. 

3- 

The votes of the Church being taken, the following 
brethren were appointed as trustees, viz. : John Griffith, 
Samuel Meredith, Joseph Miles, Patrick Coulter and John 
Staunton in connection with Andrew Morton and Nicholas 
Quinn. 

4- 

Joseph Miles was appointed to officiate as clerk of the 
Church. 

5- 

Margaret Stanton was baptized and received at Bethel. 
April 6th, i8ii. The Church met for business, 
ist. 

A Sertificate was given by this Church to Brother James 
O' Daniel. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 79 

2d. 

Brother Morton reports agreeable to our ininets of last 
month, that it is only required that our trustees be regularly 
recorded on the Trustee's book. 

3d. 

Whereas Mary Hill has for some time taken the liberty 
to talk in an unbecoming manner about some of the members 
of this Church. It is agreed by this Church that Brother 
Robert McMullen and Br. Morton visit her and converse 
with her on the subject and make report at our next meet- 
ing of business. 
May 4th, 1811. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

Agreeable to our last minnit the brethren who were 
appointed to talk with Mrs. Hill have made their report, 
and are able to inform the Church that she acknowledges 
her fault and promised through the grace of God to do so 
no more. 
2d. 

This Church agrees to send as messingers to the Associa- 
tion Gideon Ferrell, Andrew Morton, John Bennet and John 
Stanton. 

3cl. 

It is agreed by this church that Br. Isaac Hill write out 
church letters to the Association. 
4th. 

This church requests the Association to be held at the 
Welsh Tract, in case it is not at Wilmington next year. 
5th. 

It is agreed by the Trustees and the Church that the 



80 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

bond in James Jones hands be transfered over to Brother 
John Stoops with his giving of approved security. 

Whereas William Boman has for a number of years 
absented himself from attending a place of worship and 
broke covenant with the Church, and he having been repeat- 
edly waited upon, and no marks of repentance appearing 
this church has cut him off as a member from all church 
privileges, till God by his grace shall give him repentance, 
yth. 

Whereas Sister Menah has for a long time neglected her 
place in the Church, and in so doing she has broke church 
covenant, we think it our duty to wait upon her. We 
appoint as messengers our brethren John Bennet and Patrick 
Coulter to visit her and talk with her, and report to our 
next church meeting. 
July 6th, 1811. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Cidney (a black woman) was baptized and received at 
Bethel, on the second Lord's day in June, 181 1. 

Mary Hill, deceased, the ist day of July, 181 1. 
August 4th, 181 1. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

A meeting of the Trustees the 2d Saturday in this month 
at Mr. Quin's at one o'clock. 

It is resolved by this church that the members omiting 
their place in church meeting shall be waited upon to know 
their reason of their neglect. 
August 31st, 181 1. 

The Church met for business. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEE7YNG. 81 

ist. 

It is resolved and agreed upon by this church that all 
strangers who do not subscribe to the support of our meet- 
ing or pay to the church for that purpose. Shall pay for 
opening the ground in the graveyard to bury their dead in 
both at the Hill and likewise at Bethel. 

The sum not to exceed one dollar nor to be less than fifty 
cents. 

We moreover appoint our brethren Gideon Ferrell, Nich- 
olas Quin and Andrew Morton to settle the terms and lift 
the aforesaid moneys. 

Which money is to be applyed to the keeping up of the 
Graveyard at the hill, and John Stanton and John Drum- 
men at Bethel. 

It is resolved by this church that a weekl)^ subscription 
be extended to raise money to defray the expenses of the 
poor and keep up the repairs of the meeting house. Which 
money is to be paid quarterly into the hands of our brother 
Patrick Coulter who is appointed treasurer for the purpose. 
Oct. 5th, 1811. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Since our last meeting of business Sister Pearce and Mary 
Davis have departed this life. 
2d. 

It is agreed that Br. Alexander and John Stanton agree 
with Charles our black brother to officiate as sexton at 
Bethel this year. 

It is supposed that 12 dollars may suffice. 
Nov. 2d, 181 1. 

The Church met for business. 



82 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Whereas Wm. Worley having applyed for a dismission, 
he has obtained one to a church in the Jarsey. 
Nov. 30th, 181 1. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

There having for a long time some unhappiness existed 
between James Austen and his wife on account of which 
they have neglected to keep their places in the house of 
God. 

This church think it a duty to send brethren to visit them 
and endeavor to settle the uneasiness, and make report at 
next church meeting. 

We appoint our brother Isaac Hill, John Redmon and 
Robert McMullen. 
January 4th, 181 2. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Resolved that the public collections be kept in the Meeting 
House till the next church meeting and then counted and a 
minute of the amount made and then the same delivered 
into the hands of brother Grifl&th as usual. 
2nd. 

Brother Quinn is appointed to take the subscriptions that 
James Austen holds, and that all the subscriptions belong- 
ing to the Church be brought forward at the next church 
meeting in order that a final settlement be made of the 
whole. 
February ist, 18 12. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Collection money received b}'^ John Grifl5th, $1.57}^. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 83 

Whereas it is reported that Brother Britton has been seen 
in a state of intoxication, this church has appointed our 
brethren Br. Morton and Br. McMullen to visit him and 
sight him before the next meeting. 

Whereas our Br. Quin has been seen overcome with 
spirituous liquor. We appoint our brethren, S. Merideth 
and John Griffith to sight him to the next church meeting. 
Februar}^ 29, 18 12. The Church met for business, 
ist. 

From the report of the messengers appointed to wait upon 
Brothers Britton and Quin it was agreed that their case lay 
over in order to give them a further opportunity of coming 
forward to satisfy the Church. 
2d. 

Brothers Morton and Stanton were appointed to wait upon 
and cite Robert McDowell to appear at our next church 
meeting, he having been charged with the same failing as 
the above. 
3d. 

Susannah James, the wife of John James, departed this 
life March 9th, 18 12. 
4th. 

Sarah Darby departed this life March the 2d, 18 12. 
5th. 

The messengers appointed to visit Robert McDowell 
waited upon him and found that the report was not true. 
May 2, 1812. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Voted that Joseph Miles write the Church's letter to the 
Association. 



84 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

2d. 

Appointed messengers to the Association our Rev'd Brother 
Gideon Ferrell, Brothers Andrew Morton and Joseph Miles, 

3d. 

Brothers Morton and MuUin are appointed to visit James 

Austin and know his mind respecting the Church, 

4th. 

Collection money received b}^ John Griffith, $2.32^. 
5th. 

Teny Bradley departed this life in May, 18 12. 
July 4th, 18 1 2, 

The Church met for business, 
August I, 18 12. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Jonathan Bee, Susannah James and Lucretia Morton 
offered to the Church and were received for baptism and 
then into the Church. 
Sept. 5th, 1812. 

The Church met for business, four offered for baptism, 

Susan Shields, Marthy Shields, Hannah James and 

Bostick, a black woman, and were baptized and received 
into the Church. 

Whereas, Brother Britton came forward and gave satis- 
faction to the Church. 

He was restored to communion. 
October 3, 18 12. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Susan Wattson was dismissed by letter to the Church at 
Philadelphia — and likewise Sarah Russel (black woman) to 
Wilmington. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 85 

October ist, 1812. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

It is agreed by this church that Br. Ferrell and Br. John 
Griffith converse with James Austen and know what his 
intention is and that if he wishes to be restored to his 
place that he would attend our next meeting of business. 
Dec. 5th, 1812. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Elisha Dilks offered to the church, who being satisfied 
with his experience agreed to baptize and receive him. 
2. 

Resolved that John Price have the house now occupied by 
Michael Moore if it suits him to accept of the same the next 
year and that said Moore have lawful warning to leave it. 

Marthy Slack a member of this church is dead and like- 
wise a Mrs. Colswell has deceased. 
February 6th, 18 13. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Sarah Cithcart and likewise Elizabeth Bennett both have 
departed this life. 
2d. 

Whereas James Austen has for a long time been under 
the censure of the church for absenting himself from the 
Publick worship of God, and breaking covenant with the 
Church, and refusing to give any satisfaction. This church 
has excluded the said James Austen from all the privileges 
of membership until the I^ord shall by his grace give him 
repentance. 



86 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

3d. 

Whereas Esther Adams a member of this church having 
moved to Philadelphia, and requested a letter of dismission 
this church agrees to give her one. 
March 6th, 1813, 

This church met for business, 
ist. 

It is agreed that Ichabod Smith have the house occupied 
by the saxou for one year together with the garden and 
firewood which is to be taken as Andrew Morton or Patrick 
Coulter shall direct and no otherwise. 

For the consideration of this the said Smith taking care 
of the Meeting house. Cuting wood, making fires and 
whatever else may be necessary for the accommodation of 
the congregation. 

It is likewise agreed that we provide boards and nails for 
repairing the said house and also a small glass window. 

Ichabod Smith. 
Witness present : 
Joseph Miles, 
Patrick Coulter. 
2d. 

Resolved that brothers Robert McMullen and Benj. 
Staunton be appointed as messengers to wait upon Robert 
McDowell to know his reasons for not attending Church 
meetings, &c. 
3d. 

Whereas Benjamin Stoops has for a long time been under 
the censure of the church for disorderly conduct, as absent- 
ing himself from the meeting and refusing to give satisfac- 
tion to the church. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 87 

It is resolved that he be excluded from the privileges of 
Church membership until the Lord shall restore him by- 
repentance. 
April 3d, 1813. 

The Church met for business. 
May ist, 181 3. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Brethren Ferrell were appointed 

messengers to the Association, 
2d. 

Joseph Miles to write our letter. 
3d. 

Resolved that $7 be appropriated (of the bag money) for 
the expenses of the messengers and to defray the expenses 
of the minutes to the Association. 
July 3d, 1813. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

Sarah Stockden came forward to the church and gave in 
her religious experience and desired to be baptized and join 
the church and was accordingly received. 
2d. 

Benjamin Stoops came forward to the Church and pro- 
fessed repentance for his past misconduct, and was restored 
to fellowship with us. 
3d. 

Likewise brother Quinn gave satisfaction to the church 
and was restored. 
July 31. 

The Church met for business. 



88 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

September 4th, 18 13. 

The Church met for business. 
October 3d. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

Mary Moony having applyed for a dismission a letter was 
given her to the First Church in Philadelphia. 
2d. 

Sarah Williams having applied for baptism, she was ex- 
amined and received. 

Baptized and received into the Church. 
Nov. 6th, 1813. 

The Church met for business. 
December 4th. 

The Church met for business. 

Martha Wood (formerly Eaton) departed this life in i6th 
November. 

I St. 

Resolved that Brother Morton purchase cloth to make a 
coat for John Price. 
2d. 

Brothers Morton and Coulter are appointed to warn 
Ichabod Smith to leave the premises where he now resides. 
January ist, 1814. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Whereas our Sister Ann Underwood, to whom we gave a 
letter of dismission in 181 1, having presented the letter 
again, was received by this church. 
2d. 

This church has appointed Br. Thos. Clark to visit Robert 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 89 

McDowell and request him to attend our next church meet- 
ing and to make report. 
3d. 

Having heard disagreeable report of our Sister Price it is 
the appointment of this church that Br. Morton and Sister 
Anna Underwood wait upon her, and make report at our 
next church meeting. 
4th. 

Our Br. Miles, according to appointment waited on Tho's 
Word. He appeared before the Church, confessed his fault 
with a spirit of meekness and gave marks of repentance to 
the satisfaction of the Church. 
February 5th, 18 14. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

From the report which our messengers gave the Church 
respecting Mrs. Price. It appears that she was not guilty of 
the charge brought against her. 
2d. 

Whereas our Sister Hannah Hand has requested a letter of 
dismission to Philadelphia to join The First Baptist Church. 

This church has granted her one. 
March 5th, 18 14. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

Our Brother McDowel acreable to the request of the 
Church came forward and acknowledged his fault in a 
humble manner, and promised through the help of the 
lyord to be more on his guard in his deportment in the 
world, and to endeavor to fill up his place in the Church 
in an orderly manner for time to come. 



90 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

April 2d, 1814. 

The Church met for business. 
April 30th, 1 8 14. 

The Church met for business. 

Cidney, a colored woman, baptized at Bethel, received a 
letter of dismission to the Church in Philadelphia. 
July 2d, 1814. 

The Church met for business. 
August 6th, 1 8 14. 
ist. 

The Church met for business. 

Nancy Miles has departed this life. 
2d. 

Whereas there have been for some months past unfavor- 
able reports respecting our Br. George Wood of his unsavory 
walk and conversation in the world, such as becoming a 
companion with the evilers and men of the world who fear 
not God. In feasting, carnel mind, foolish talking and 
jesting which is not convenient and ought not once to be 
named as becometh saints. 

And when he came before the Church it appeared too evi- 
dent that the above charges were not without foundation — 
being witnessed both by some in the Church and out of it. 

But our Br. Wood instead of confessing his sin, hum- 
bling himself and giving satisfaction, seemed disposed to 
accuse some members of having an evil design against him, 
which there was no reason to believe. 

The Church having waited a considerable time with 
patience — exercising that charitj' which hopeth all things, 
but seeing no appearance of a reformation, but rather a 
spirit of indifference whether he was a member or not. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 91 

The Church has therefore for the Glory of God, and for 
the vindication of the Church also and their holy profes- 
sion, excluded the afsd George Wood from membership 
and from all the privileges thereof, untill God shall of his 
mercy and grace give him repentance. 
September 3d. 

The Church met for business. 

It is agreed by this church to give Mr. Coulter Fifteen 
Dollars for taking care of the meeting the two winters that 
are past to the 25 of March, 18 14, and Brother Coulter 
agrees to get wood, make fires and take care of sd house 
the present year for 16 dollars. 

It is agreed by this church that the above 15 dollars for 
taking care of sd house be paid out of the mite money in 
Mr. Coulter's hands. 
October ist, 18 14. 

The Church met for business. 
Nov. 5, 1814. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

It is resolved by this church that at all church meetings, 
there shall first be a chairman chosen by vote to call forward 
the business and that no person shall absent themselves 
from the Church without leave from the chairman. 
Dec. 3d, 1814. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Whereas there has been a charge lodged against Sarah 
Stoops for her treatment towards her husband. 

It is agreed by this Church that Br. Morton, Br. Miles, 
Br. Jesse Alexander and Br. Drummon as messengers wait 



92 WELSH TRA CT BAPTIST MEE TING. 

upon her in conjunction with Br. Stoops and report to the 
church at our next meeting. 

It is agreed by the church that Br. Bee and Br. Redmond 
shall inquire into the circumstance of James Halls family 
and likewise to wait on Br. Hall respecting his moral char- 
acter, and that he come to our next church meeting. 
December 30th, 18 14. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Rebeckah Whitside was examined, approved of baptized 
and received into the church. 

2d. 

The Messengers appointed to wait on James Hall report 
that he promised to come before the church. 
In January 18 15. 

There was no Church meeting on account of the storm. 
March 4th, 18 15. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Agreeable to the request of Church Br. Hall came for- 
ward, and respecting the charge brought against him, he 
denies, and by conversation with the church he gave satis- 
faction, and respecting Br. Hall absenting himself from the 
communion he promises to fill up his place in a more orderly 
manner. 
2d. 

Whereas Br. Halls family is in need of some help for 
their present support. It is agreed by this church to give 
them ten dollars which money is in Mr. Quinns hands. 

3d. 

We understand that Hester Finny is in an afflicted state 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 93 

and needs some help. This church agrees to give her four 

dollars. 

4th. 

Whereas Reheckah a colored woman a member of this 
church hath applied for a letter of dismission to the First 
Baptist Church in Wilmington. 

It is agreed to give her one. 
April ist, 1815. 

The Church met for business, 

I St. 

Our brother Britton is deceased. 

May 6th. The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Theodore Thomas offered for baptism and was received, 
baptized and added to the church. 
2d. 

Br. Redmon is to write our letter to the Association. 

And our brethren Nicholas Quinn, John Redmon and 
Gideon Ferrell are appointed messengers. 

Whereas Margaret Hanson a member of the Baptist 
Church in Wilmington broat a letter of dismission, was 
received by this church. 
May 27th. Yearly Meeting. 

The Association being held on the first Sabbath in June 
which is the day of our monthly meeting. 

The Church was now called together to attend to business, 
ist. 

Captain Calvin Tubbs came forward and offered his ex- 
perience with a view to be baptized and join the church. 

He was accordingly received for baptism to be performed 
on the morrow morning. He was pursuant to appointment 



94 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

baptized and rec'd a member at Bethel meeting on the 2d 
Sabbath in June at the quarterly meeting. 
July ist, 1815. 

Church met for business. 

Mr. Isaac Menough related his experience for baptism, 
was received and is to be baptized tomorrow morning at 
Nine O'clock. 
2d. 

Gideon Ferrell paid 16 dollars for rent into the hands of 
Mrs. Quinn. 

Susan Nebeker was examined for baptism and baptized 
and received into the church. 
August 5th, 18 15. 

Church met for business. 

When Elizabeth Ford, Martha Colter, Ann Bee and Jane 
Redman was examined for baptism, and was received for 
the same. 
Sept. 2d. 

Church met for business. 

When Sarah James was examined for baptism and was 
aproved. 
2d. 

Brother Coulter is allowed to give Mrs. Ferrell $6.00 of 
the Church's money, money to bare his expenses to the 
Baltimore Association. 

3d. 

Mary Williams departed this life in August. 
Sept. 30. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Sarah Vandegrift gave the church a satisfactory account 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 95 

of her religious experience was baptized and received into 
the church. 
November 4th. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

Mary I,ewis and Mary Thatcher, both having applied for 
letters of dismission, they obtained them. 
December 2d. 

The Church met for business. 

I St. 

James Hall and his wife having applyed for a dismission 
from our church — they both obtained one. 
2d. 

By the vote of the Church and the Trustees our Brother 
Theodore Thomas is appointed a Trustee. 

3d. 

Sarah Couch having applyed for a dismission, we have 
appointed our Brother Redmon to write one and forward 
it to her. 
January 6th, 18 16. 

The Church met for business. 
February 3d, 18 16. 

The Church met for business. 
March 2d, 1816. 

The Church met for business. 
April 6th, 18 16. 

The Church met for business. 
May 4, 1816. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

We appoint Br. Ferrel to write our church letter to the 



96 WEL SH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 

Association, and likewise we appoint our brethren Gideon 
Ferrel, John GrifRth and Jesse Alexander as our messengers 
to the Association, 
July 6th, 1816. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

An application has been made by Joseph Miles and his 
wife for a letter of dismission, this church has agreed to 
give them one, and Bro. Ferrel to write it and send it to him. 
August the 3d. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Margaret Pennington was examined and received for 
baptism. 
August 31st. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Mary Patton and Jane Patton were examined, baptized 
and received into the Church. 
October 5th. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Sarah Jones was examined, and received for baptism, and 
received into the Church, 
2d. 

Brother Peter Springer is deceased. 
Nov, 2d. 

The Church met for business. 

Meeting opened by sermon from Br. Grig. 
November 30. 

The Church met for business. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 97 

February ist, 1817. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

It is agreed by the Church that 6 dollars be given to John 
Price, of poor money. 
March ist. 

The Church met for business. 

Meeting opened by a discourse from Br. Bishop, 
ist. 

It is agreed by the Church that Br. Alexander advance 
3 dollars to Br. McCormick. 
April 5th. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

It is agreed by this Church to dismiss our Br. Thos. 
Tyson to the Wilmington Church. 
2d. 

Br. Tysons letter was prepared and given to him. 
May 3. The Church met for business, 
ist. 

We have received our Brother James McDowel and his 
wife Margaret, as members with us. 
2d. 

It is further agreed that our brethren, James Merideth is 
to wright our church letter to the Association. 
3rd. 

Our brethren Isaac Menough, Sam'l Meredith and John 
Bennett, Patrick Coulter and Rev'd Mr. Gideon Ferrel our 
minister is appointed messengers to our next Association. 
July 5th, 18 1 7. 

The Church met for business. 



98 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

August 3d. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

Catheren Kanady offered for baptism and was approved 
of. Baptized and then received into the Church, 
Sept. 6th. 

The Church met for business, 
ist. 

The question was proposed whether it is proper and expe- 
dient to make pews in the meeting house instead of the 
present seats. Upon motion it was determined to postpone 
the consideration of the subject till next meeting of business. 
October 4th. 

The Church met for business. 

In November, no meeting for business in consequence of 
rain. 
December 6th. 

The Church met for business. 
ist. 

Upon motion it was determined to dispense with putting 
pews in the meeting house. 
2d. 

Upon motion made and seconded it was unanimously 
agreed to open subscriptions for the purpose of collecting 
to enlarge the meeting house at the south end. 

Brethren John Bennett, Jonathan Bee, John Stoops and 
Theodore Thomas be appointed for the purpose. 

It is also understood and agreed that all money collected 
upon the above subscription shall be applied exclusivel}^ to 
the enlarging of the Meeting house as above mentioned and 
no other purpose. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 99 

(A marriage Certificate found in the record book). 

Be it known by all persons whom it may concern, that on 
this 1 6th of June 1814. That Oliver Russel both of Chester 
Count}', Pennsylvania married pronounced man and wife by 
me Gideon Ferrel, Minister of the Gospel. 

(Note.) Oliver Russel was my grand uncle. 

[Signed] Geo. Johnston. 



COPY OF WILL OF THOMAS EDMOND. 

In the name of God, amen, I, Thomas Edmond, of the 
hundred of Pencader and County of New Castle, yeomn 
being of perfect mind and memory, but calling to mind the 
mortality of my body (knowing that it is appointed for all 
men once to die) do this sixth day of January in the year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty-eight, make 
this my last Will and Testament. 

First, I recommend my soul to Almighty God, who gave 
it me, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again 
united to my body at the general resurrection of the great 
day thro Jesus Christ my lyord, and my body be buried in 
a christian and decent manner at the discretion of my 
Executor hereinafter named. And as touching such earthly 
goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this world, 
I dispose of in the manner following, viz. : 

Imprimis I give and bequeath for the benefit and support 
of ye gospel in the Baptist Congregation in the Welsh Tract 
of which David Davis is now minister, the sum of two hun- 
dred pounds current money of Pennsylvania, to be laid out 
in Bank by way of a " found the interest of which shall be 
paid yearly and every year to the minister for the time 



100 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

being, forever by William Ej'uon and David Evans, whom 
I appoint Trustees over the same during their lives and at 
their death such other Trustees as the said Baptist Congre- 
gation shall unanimously appoint. 
Item, 

I give and bequeath for the benefit of the Baptist Church 
of Muntgomery in the County of Philadelphia of which 
Benjamin Griffith is now minister, the sum of two hundred 
pounds current money of Pennsylvania, to laid out in 
Bank by Abel Griffith and Joseph Griffith now members of 
sd Church, whom I appoint trustees of the same during their 
lives for to pay the interest of s'd fund to the minister for 
the time being, forever and at their lives to such other 
trustees as the said Baptist Church shall unanimously 
appoint. 

I also will that the sd Abel Griflfith and Joseph Griffith 
or heirs, exc. or adm. do raise and levy as much out of my 
Estate which is in them parts as will amount to the sd sum 
of Two Hundred pounds, and what of my estate that 
remains in them parts over and above the s'd sum I give 
and bequeath to S'd Abel Griffith and Jos. Griffith or heirs 
for their own use and behoof. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath to Mary Watson my daughter-in-law 
my chairs, my chests, horse and chairs and all my brason 
Vessels and my clock to her and her son Thomas Watson. 
Item. 

I give unto her daughter Hannah my chest of drawers. 
Item. 

I give unto Mary Price, daughter of Benjamin Price the 
sum of Twenty pound. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 101 

Item. 

I give unto Sarah Thomas daughter of Joseph Thomas 
the sum of Twenty pound current money of Pennsylvania. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath unto my well beloved friend William 
Eynou, whom I constitute and appoint my whole and sole 
Executor of this my last Will and Testament, my bed and 
furniture, my books and wearing apparel, Linnin and woolen 
as also all and every of my estate that be and remain after 
my funeral charges, legecies & bequeathments are paid 
in those parts for his and heirs only use and behoof, and I 
do hereby revoke disonull and make void all other and 
former Wills and legacies by me, made or intended to be 
made, declaring and pronouncing this only as my last Will 
and Testament. In witness whereof I, s'd Thomas Edmond 
have to this my last Will and Testament put my hand and 
seal the day and year first above written. Signed, Sealed 
and pronounced as his last Will and Testament. 

Thomas Edmond. 
In presence of us 

Sam'l Piatt, 

Zebulon Cantrell, 

Sarah Miles. 

New Castle County, 

July 2ist, 1758. 
Then personally appeared before me William Till, Esq., 
Register for the probate of Wills and granting letters of 
Administration in and for the county of New Castle on Del- 
aware. Sam'l Piatt, Zebulon Cantrell & Sarah Miles the 
witnesses to the foregoing Will and on their solemn oath 



102 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

declared they saw and heard the testator therein named 
sign, seal, publish and pronounce and declare the same Will 
for and as his last Will and Testament and that at the doing 
thereof he was of sound mind, memory and understanding 
to the best of their knowledge. 

Wm. Till, Register. 

New Castle County. 

[seal] I do hereby certifj^ that the above and foregoing 
is a true copy of the Original of Thomas Edmond 
remaining in my office at New Castle, in testi- 
mony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal of the County as s'd this Twenty first day 
of July 1758. 

Wm. Till, Register. 



COPY OF WILL OF HUGH MORRIS. 

In the name of God, amen, I Hugh Morris, of Pencader 
Hundred, in the County of New Castle on Delaware, farmer, 
do make this, my last Will and Testament, in manner fol- 
lowing, viz.: 

First, I recommend my soul into the hands of God that 
gave it, hoping by the merits of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, 
and at the resurrection of the Just shall be reunited to the 
same body again by the mighty power of God, and my 
body to be buried in a christian lik manner after the dis- 
cretion of my Executrix hereafter to be named. 
Imprimis. 

I will that all my debts which in right of conscience I owe 
to any person or persons whatsoever to be paid by my 
Executrix in conveniant time after m)' decease. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 103 

Item. 

I give to my nephew, David Morgan, the sum of three 
pounds Pennsylvania currency. To be paid him within 
twelve months after my decease, together with my Welsh 
Bible. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath to my cousin, Hugh Evans, thirty 
shillings, to be paid him at the years end after my decease. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath to my servant maid Five pounds to 
be paid her as above said. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath to John Jones two shillings and six 
pence, if demanded. 
Item. 

I give and devise unto my well beloved wife, Margaret 
Morris, the plantation whereon I now live, during the term 
of her natural life only without any impeachment of waste, 
and after her discease my will and meaning is, that the 
said Plantation let out upon rent to the best advantage and 
afterward the rents thereof to be applyed in manner fol- 
lowing, viz. : 

I The sum of twenty shillings per annum to the Pastor 
of the Church at the foot of the Ironhill and to his suc- 
cessors and likewise twentj^ shillings for and toward the 
relief of any poor member or members of said church yearly, 
and likewise twenty shillings per annum for and towards 
needful repairs either on the meeting house or yard as long 
as it shall continue under the denomination of a Baptist 
meeting house, and further if any remainder or overplus 
may happen to be, my will is that the Elders and Deacons 



104 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

of said church shall distribute the same to pious uses as 

they shall think fit. 

Item. 

I give and bequeath to my good friend, Owen Thomas, 
forty shillings to be paid him as above. 

All the rest of my goods and chattels and credits that I 
am now possessed of in and out I give and bequeath to my 
beloved wife, Margaret Morris, whom I order in my soul 
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, ratifying 
and confirming this and none other, and lastly I do hereby 
nominate, continue and ordain Richard Thomas and John 
Thomas to be my supervisors of this my last Will and 
Testament during their being members of the said church, 
and after their discease to the inspection and discretion of 
the then Elders and Deacons of the said church successively 
forever. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
affix my seal this fourteenth day of November, Anno 
Domino, 1743. 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by 
said Hugh, as his last Will and Testament in the presence 
of the subscribers. 

John Thomas, 
Anne Evans, 
Rkv'd HowklIv. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 105 

COPY OF WILL OF DAVID LEVELIN. 

I, David Levelin do make this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner following : 

I give and bequeath to nn' well beloved wife one-half of 
the Plantation that I now live on during her natural life 
but when she dies her said share of the land shall be for the 
said use and purpose as rest of said land. 

I likewise give to my wife one feather bed and furniture, 
and one horse of her own choice of all my horses and a good 
saddle and bridle, two cows, two calves and three hundred 
pounds in cash. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath to Ruth Davis my wifes brothers 
daughter the sum of One hundred pounds. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath to Isabel [blot in book] daughter 
of James McCoy the sum of [blot] Shillings in cash if de- 
manded [blot] person. 

I give, bequeath and devise to my brother Thomas Leve- 
lin the other half of my ass'd land and plantation where I 
now live (under the incumbrance of my wifes life time of 
her share as above said) to him heirs and assigns forever if 
he comes to demand the in his own person. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath and devise to my brother William 
Levelin the other half of my ass'd lands and plantation to 
him his heirs and assigns forever under the incumbrance 
above said if he comes to demand the same in his own per- 
son but in case that one and only one of s'd brothers come 
to demand the said land and the other never comes to his 



106 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

said share that then my will that the one brother that comes 
shall have the whole land to him his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, under the above incumbrance upon condition that he 
will pay or cause to be paid the sum of one hundred pounds 
cash in manner and form following that is to say, sum of 
fifty pounds of the same to the Presbyterian Congregation 
at the head of the Christiana Creek or New Castle [blot] 
be paid to the Deacons or Elders [blot] to be applied to the 
Ministry [blot] direction of the session thereof and [blot] 
pounds thereof to that of the Baptist Congregation near the 
Iron Hill in Pencader hundred in the county ass'd to be 
paid to the Deacons or Elders of the same to be applied to 
the use of the Ministry thereof by the direction of s'd Con- 
gregation, 

But in case that neither of my s'd brothers come to de- 
mand s'd land that then the s'd land and plantation shall 
be for the use of the Ministry of the above named two 
Congregations in equal proportion and to be at the will 
of the s'd two congregations either to rent or sell the same. 

And likewise I give and bequeath to the before mentioned 
Presbyterian Congregation the sum of one hundred pounds 
cash to be paid by m}' Exers. to one of the Deacons or 
Elders of s'd Congregation, to be applied to use the Ministry 
of s'd Congregation by the direction of the Session. And 
likewise I give and bequeath to the af's'd Baptist Congre- 
gation the sum of one hundred pounds Cash to be paid by 
Exers. to one of the Deacons or Elders of the s'd Congrega- 
tion to be applied to the use of the Ministry of s'd Congre- 
gation by the direction of the same. 
Item. 

I give and bequeath to my Step-mother Mary Wilson the 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 107 

sum of five pounds Cash, if the same be demanded by her 

in person. 

Item. 

I give and bequeath the remainder of my estate if any 
there be after paying the before mentioned Debts and lega- 
cies to my well beloved friend Thomas James. 

Lastly I do make my and constitute my s'd wife and 
Andrew Kerr Exers. of this my last Will and Testament 
revoking all others and confirming this to be my last. In 
writing whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
Twenty Third day of Jan'y A. D. 1777. 

David Levelix. [Seal] 
Signed, Sealed and delivered 
in presence of us : 
Nathaniel Chestnut, 
James Biays, 
Elizabeth Edwards. 

Personally appeared before me Nathaniel Chestnut and 
Elizabeth Edwards two of the subscribing evidences to the 
above and foregoing Will and being duly sworn do declare 
they did see, and hear David Eevelin sign, seal, publish and 
pronounce and declare the above and foregoing instrument 
of writing to be his last Will and Testament and that at the 
time of so doing and saying he was to the best of their 
belief of sound and disposing mind [blot] that they did sign 
their names as evidences thereon and at his request in his 
presence and in the presence of each other, and that they did 
see James Biays sign as one other evidence at the same time. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at 
New Castle the 8th of Feb'y, 1779. 

G. Bedford, Rcgr. 



108 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

New Castle; County, sst. 

I do certify the above and foregoing to be a true copy of 
the original Will of David Levelin late of the county afsd 
deceased as filed and recorded in the Registers Ofl&ce in 
book L, page 136. 

In testimony whereunto I have thereunto set my hand at 
New Castle the Twenty Third day of April, A. D. 1782. 

Will'm C ANN an, D. Regr. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 109 



MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH AT THE FOOT OF IRON 

HILL, WELSH TRACT, STATE OF DELAWARE, 

ON THE FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY, 1828. 



I 


Andrew Morton 


2 


Isaac Hill, baptized 1790 


3 


Sina Griffith 


4 


John Bennett, baptized 1791 


5 


Francis Kean, died October 11, 1821 


6 


John Kean, baptized May, 1792 


7 


Jesse Alexander 


8 


Samuel Meredith 


9 


John Griffith 


10 


Patrick Coulter, baptized 1801 


II 


Hannah Coulter 


12 


Alexander Coulter 


13 


Jonathan Bee 


14 


Sarah Bee 


15 


William Ricketts 


16 


John Ricketts 


17 


Theodore Thomas, baptized 18 15 


18 


Mary Thomas, baptized 18 19 


19 


George Reynolds 


20 


Sarah Reynolds 


21 


Margaret Menough 


22 


Isaac Menough, baptized 18 15 


23 


Benjamin Staunton 


24 


L,ydia Staunton 


25 


John Staunton 



110 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

26 John Price 

27 Catharine Price 

28 Mathias Tyson, baptised 1819 

29 Jesse Ash 

30 Thomas Clark 

31 Grace Clark 

32 Sarah Clark 

33 Calvin Tubbs 

34 James McDowell, received 18 17 

35 Margaret McDowell, received 18 17 

36 Robert McDowell 

37 Isabella McDowell 

38 John Stoops, baptized 1807 

39 Mary Stoops, baptized 1807 

40 Elisha Dilks 

41 Sarah Dilks 

42 John McCrone 

43 Hannah McCrone 

44 Elizabeth McCrone 

45 Jane McCrone 

46 Susan Shields 

47 Martha Shields 

48 Eva Adams, wife of George 

49 Mary Adams 

50 Isabella Adams 

51 Ann Adams, wife of James 

52 Rebecca Kinkaid, widow 

53 Agnes Law^ widow 

54 Mary Booth, widow 

55 Ames, widow 

56 Sarah Jones, widow 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. Ill 

57 Margaret James, widow 

58 Hannah Davis, widow 

59 Susan Dushane, widow 

60 Patience Morton, wddow, died Sept. 5, 1823. 

61 Cornelia Stoops, widow 

62 Sarah Harris, widow 

63 Mary Ferrel, widow 

64 Anna Adair, widow 

65 Margaret Penington, widow 

66 Benjamin Stoops 

67 John Dushane 

68 Hannah Bennett, widow 

69 Catharine Booth, widow 

70 Sarah McMuUin, widow 

71 Ehzabeth Ford (wife of And.) 

72 Rebecca Lee (wife of Jas. ) 

73 Mary Pritchett (wife of Tobs.) 

74 Mary Harris 

75 Sarah Sevel (wife of David) 

76 Ehzabeth Pahner 

77 Ann Underwood 

78 Annabell Underwood 

79 Ehzabeth David 

80 Sarah Austen 

81 Lydia Morton 

82 Sarah McKinsey 

83 Anna Miller 

84 Tamar Miller 

85 Margaret Wells 

86 Rebecca Morton 

87 Rebecca Morton 



1 1 2 WELSH TRA CT B APT IS T MEE TING. 

88 Susan Boulden 

89 Elizabeth Ogle 

90 Sarah Jones (of Ja's) 

91 Mary Evans 

92 Catharine Resoe 

93 Hannah Boj-d (of Henr)-) 

94 Mary Alexander 

95 Elizabeth Vernon 

96 Catherine Kennedy 

97 Susan Meredith 

98 Hester Meredith 

99 Elizabeth Campbell 

100 Hannah Boulden (of Jesse) 

loi Ann McConneheigh 

102 Ann McGuire 

103 Rebecca Whitesides 

104 McVey (of Passmore) 

105 Amy McVey (widow) 

106 Rebecca Alexander, widow 

107 Vandegrift 

108 Ann Bowman 

109 Mary Moore 

no Charles Dingle (col'd) 

111 Peter Bostick (col'd) 

112 John Bostick (col'd) 

113 IvCvi Champion (col'd) 

114 Andrew Boulden (col'd) 

115 Ann Boulden (col'd) 

116 Margaret Dingle (col'd) 

117 Susan Dingle (col'd) 

118 Catharine A. Bostick (col'd) 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 113 



119 


Charles Nox 


120 


Sharper Grantum 


121 


Sarah Grantum 


122 


Esther Finney 


123 


Elizabeth Glenn 


124 


Thomas Ward 


125 


Adam Morton 


126 


Phebe Hill 


127 


Cozar Risoe, widow 


128 


Jane Redman, widow 


129 


Mary Stuart 


130 


Thomas 0' Daniel 




Elizabeth Quinn 




Catharine McNamie 




Ann Garlan 




Eucretia Stalcup 




Mary Lot 




Abraham Carmen 




Rachel Jackson 




Harriet 




Elizabeth Hope 



COPY OF INSCRIPTIONS 

WHICH APPEAR ON THE TOMBSTONES 
IN THE GRAVEYARD SURROUNDING THE 

Welsh Tract Meeting House. 



COPIED BY 
MISS WINNY JONES. 



IV EL SH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 1 1 7 



Note: — The following copy of the Inscriptions which appear on 
the tombstones in the churchyard surrounding the Welsh Tract 
Baptist Meeting House at the foot of Iron Hill, near Newark, New 
Castle County, Delaware, were made by Miss Winny Jones who kindly 
consented to have them published with the record. In the old portion 
of the burial ground, which lies below the church the entire inscrip- 
tion is copied including whatever epitaph appeared. In the new por- 
tion merely the names and dates appear with a few interesting excep- 
tions. Henry C. Conrad, Librarian. 



William P., son of Henr>' D. and Susan Fowler, born 

August 8, 1 813; died Feb. 9, 1891. 
Rebecca A., daughter of Henrj- D. and Susan Fowler, born 

Feb. 27th, 1807. Died May 2nd, 1877. 
Susan J., wife of Charles Walter, born May 9, 1824. Died 

Oct. 30th, 1874. 
Henry D. Fowler, born April i, 1783; died Feb. 5, 1864. 

Also 

Susan, his wife, born July 3, 1784; died June 22, 1869. 

Henry D., son of Henr>' D. and Susan Fowler, born May 

20, 1809; died Jan. 10, 1854. 
In memory of Benjamin P. Fowler, son of Henry and Susan 
Fowler, who departed this life February 3rd 
A. D. 1836 in the 31st year of his age. 
What sinners value I resign 
Lord 'tis enough that Thou art mine 
I shall behold the blissful face 
And stand complete in righteousness. 



118 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

In memory of Henry Hugg, who departed this life Novem- 
ber 1 6th, A. D. 1 841, aged 46 years. 
A loving husband and a friend sincere 
A tender father lies sepulchred here, 
Who meekly lived and at his parting breath 
Shew'd the true Christian's triumph over death. 
Also 
Maria Hugg, born July 2, 1798, died August 30th, 1870. 
Our dear mother has left us 
Her spirit has fled, 
Her body now slumbers 
Along with the dead. 
Her Savior hath called her 
To Him she has gone 
May we also be ready 
To follow her soon. 

In memory of Benjamin Hugg, who departed this life Nov- 
ember 2ist, 1800, aged 25 years (Note : from the inscrip- 
tion it was impossible to ascertain whether the first 
number in the age was a 2 or a 7). 

In thee we lose a friend sincere, 
The husband kind, the father dear. 
Securely rest, thy weeping dust 
Until the last trump awake the just. 

Robert J. Bell, born Nov'r 14th, 1838 ; died Jan'y 24th, 1857. 
' ' Thou art gone, still to memory dear. ' ' 

Sacred to the memory of Solomon Maxwell, Esqr., who 
departed this life April 19th, 1798, aged 56 years. " Of 
whom it may be justly said that his conduct through- 
out life was upright. An honest man, a warm 
friend, an affectionate husband and father." 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 119 

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Maxwell, who departed 

this life December 21st, 1848, aged 85 years. 
Sacred to the memory of Sarah Maxwell, daughter of Solomon 
and Elizabeth Maxwell. Died April 7th, 1866, 
aged 84 years. 
Sacred to the memory of Eliza, daughter of Solomon and 
Elizabeth Maxwell ; died June 16, 1871, aged 79 years. 
S. I. died 1760, aged 30, 
This in memory of Sara The wife of James James who died 
Aprel ye 10 172 1 aged 56. 
My glass is run, my work is done 
And I lie under ground 
Intombed in the clay until the day 
I hear the Trumpet Sound. 
(The next stone, standing against the following, bears 
nothing legible but M). 

Riceus Rythrough, natus apud Llanwenog, In Comitatu Car- 
digan, at hie sepultus fuit An dom ijoy yEtatis suai 8j 
Remember man as thou standst by 
As thou art now so once was I, 
As I am now so thou shalt be 
Therefore prepare to follow me. 
(Two stones standing together). 
I T 

David Price Died 1722 

Eliz Price 1712 

Sacred to the memory of James Adams, born April 8th, 1780; 

died March 22nd, 1850. "he lived respected and 

died regretted. The noblest work of 

God — an honest man." (Also) 

My mother Ann Adams, born April 8, 1776 ; died June 27, 

1863. 



120 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

In memory of John Gottier, who departed this life October 
6th, 1822, in the 49th year of his age. 
Kindness through all his actions ran 
Towards his fellow creature man. 
His God did much his mind employ 
Before he left this world for joy. 

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of John Gottier, who departed 
this life September ist, 1804, aged 24 years. 

In memory of Ebenezer Booth, who departed this life Feb- 
ruary 20th, 1804, aged 72 years. 
Mary A. Adams, died 1830, aged 25 years. 
John W, Adams, died 1828, aged 27 years. 

In memory of Levi Adams, who departed this life July 31st, 

1819, in the 24th year of his age. " Remember 

thy Creator in the days of thy youth. ' ' 

(A stone stands in front of the above marked M. G.) 

In memory of Maryann B. Stillwell, wife of John Stillwell, 

born March 19th, 18 17 ; departed this life 

February 5th, 1888. 

In memory of Huntington Aydelott Adams, son of James 
and Ann Adams, who departed this life August 17, 
A. D. 1815, aged 3 years, 2 months and 8 days. 
"Peace, this the Lord Jehova's hand 
That blasts our joys in death, 
Changest the visage once so dear 
And gathers back the breath." 

Thomas John. D: December 20 Aged (inscription oblit- 
erated); * * NO 1720. 
I T Died 1760 Aged 51. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 121 

In memory of Marj', relict of John Thomas, afterwards of 

David Clark, who departed this life July 14th, 1775, 

aged 61 years. "Transitory world, farewell; 

Jesus calls with Him to dwell." 

In memory of Thomas Thomas, who died 9th April, 1781, 
aged 43 years. 
Death, thou hast conquered me, 
I by thy darts am slain ; 
But Christ shall conquer thee 
And I shall rise again. 

In memory of John Griffith, who departed this life the 12th 
of April 1720 aged 23 years. 

In memory of Catherine Griffith, who departed this life Feb. 
th 20 1755 aged (inscription obliterated). 

Jesse H. Gilbert, born Jan'y ist, 1841 ; died Nov'r 3rd, 1861. 

In memory of Esther Davis, wife of Samuel Davis of Phila- 
delphia, who departed this life September 17, 1795. " I 
would not leave you in ignorance' brethren, concern- 
ing them which are asleep, that 3'e sorrow not, 
even as to others which have no hope," etc. 

In memory of David Shakespeare, who departed this life 

Sept. 29th, 1800, aged 68. Henceforth there is laid up 

for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord the 

righteous judge shall give me at that day. II 

Timothy 4-8. By long experience have I 

knowledge of this sovereign power to 

save; at Thy command I go serenely 

to the grave. (A still further 

inscription is for the most 

part obliterated). 



122 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

In memory of Joseph S. Gilbert, who departed this life July 
23rd, 1852, aged 51 years. 

In memory of Mary Ann Gilbert, wife of Joseph S. Gilbert, 

who departed this life January 5th, A. D. 1851, 

aged 28 years. 

In memor>' of Mary Ann Gilbert, daughter of Joseph L. 

Gilbert, who departed this life March 27th, A. D. 1846, 

aged 2 years. 

In memory of Jesse Gilbert, who departed this life July 26, 
A. D. 1844, aged 41 years. 
Read here as you stand by 
As thou art now so once was I ; 
As I am now so you must be 
Therefore prepare to follow me. 

In memory of Mary Goudy, daughter of Samuel and Susan 

Shakespear; died April 16, 1843, aged 70 years 

and 3 months. " Blessed are the pure in 

heart, for they shall see God." 

Our brother John, son of John and Mary Goudy, born Feb. 
23rd, 1810; died April 22nd, 1868. 

In memory of John Goudy, son of John and Alice Goudy, 

who died June 3rd, 1856, aged 82 years, 8 months and 21 

days. ' 'An honest man is the noblest work of God. ' ' 

In memory of Maria, wife of Samuel H. Clendenin, who 
departed this life March 21st, 1843, aged 35 years. 

Samuel H, Clendenin, born July loth, 1808, died June 

14th, 1883. 
We laid him down to sleep the sleep 
From which none ever wake to weep. 
Alexander McCullough, born 1801. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 123 

Rebecca Griffith, his wife, born 1801 ; died 1842. Erected 

by J. G. McCullough, 1894. 

John Griffith, born 1765; died 1837. 

Rachel Hersey, his wife, bom 1765, died 1806. 

In memory of Alexander McCullough, who departed this life 
December 12th, A. D. 1858, in the 57th year of his age. 

Sacred to the memory of Rebecca McCullough, wife of Alex- 
ander McCullough, who departed this life May 27th, 
1842, in the 41st year of her age. 

Sacred to the memory of John Griffith, who departed this 
life January 23rd, A. D. 1837, in the 72nd year of his age. 

In memory of Samuel Griffith, son of John and Margaret 

Griffith, who departed this life October 30th, A. D. 1833, 

in the 24th year of his age. 

In memory of Joanna Jones, who departed this life Dec'r 
15th, 1795, aged 65 years. 

In memory of Sarah Thomas, the wife of Captain Benj. 
Thomas, who departed this life January i6th, 1794, 
aged 51 years. 
Death by sin thy power came 
For to destroy my mortal frame, 
And in the earth my mouldering dust detain 
Till immortal raised to life again. 

In memory of Elizabeth, daughter of Joshua Jones and Rachel 
his wife, who departed this life May 14, 1763, aged 5 mo. 

Memorial John Jones, departed this life March ye 19, 1763, 

aged 36 years. 

In memor}^ of Ann Delap, who departed this life March 21st, 

1762, aged 36 years. 



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124 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

In memory of Jane Passmore, Daugh David & Esther Jones, 
who departed this life July 20, 1761, aged 44 years. 

In memory of Eleanor Jones, who departed this life Sep 7, 

1759, aged 59. "Them also which sleep in Jesus 

will God bring with Him." Thess. 

In memory of Morgan Jones, who departed this life June 4 

1760, aged 63 years. "God will redeem my soul 

from the power of the grave." Psa 19, 5. 

In memory of David Jones, Jun. who Deceased. Decem. 2, 
1758. Aged 42 years. 

In memory of Ester Jones, who Departed this I^ife October 

2, 1754. aged 76. 
David Jones Departed this Life Aug the 20 1748 aged 80 years. 

In memor)' of Esther Jones, who departed this life January 
the loth 1800, aged 48 years. 

In memory of John James, who died January 19th, 181 1, 
aged 59 years. Also 

Susanna, his wife, who died March 8th, 181 2, aged 60 years. 

In memory of James James, who depd. this life March ye 8, 

1755. aged 36 years. 
I doze here in the clay believing my Beloved will one day 
My dust to raise in blest aray to live in light without aloy. 

In memory of Sarah, wife of James Jones, who departed this 

life May 4th, 1827, in the 37th year of his age. 

(With above stone) Frank Goudy, son of Calvin & Philo 

Jones, born August 27th, 1857. "Sweet bud of 

promise, cull'd to bloom in Heaven." 

In memory of Morgan Jones, who departed this life August 
25th, 1820, aged 62 years, i month and 18 days. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 125 

In memorj' of Zachariah Jones, who departed this life Nov- 
ember ist, 1834, aged 66 years, i month and 16 days. 

In memory of Zachariah Jones, who departed this Hfe July 
3rd, 1768, aged 33 years. 

In memory of Morgan Jones, who departed this life April 
24th, A. D. 185 1, aged 44 years, i month and i day. 

In memory of Zachariah Jones, Jr., who departed this life 
Feb. 26, 1856, aged 43 years, 11 months and 9 days. 

E I Under this tombstone is young Klisha, the son of Daniel 

James buried, who departed this life Novr. 23, 1728; aged 3. 

Elisha was but young of days 

When God sent for him home 

For to possess a place in Bliss 

Which he partook so soon. 

Tliess. 4-14. 

Isaiah 26-19. 

D*I Here lieth the * * Deborah James =:= * * child of 
Daniel James * * 

Here lies the body of Daniel James his son that died at his 
birth in the Year 1735. 

In memory of Sarah James, daughter of John & Susanna 
James, died Februarj^ 17, 18 19, aged 41 years. 

In memory of James James, who departed this life Decem- 
ber nth, A. D. 1829, aged 42 years. " He was in life uni- 
versally esteemed and in death sincerely lamented. 



126 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Deborah James, departed this life Deer, i, 173 1, aged 4 y. 
near unto her own grandfather lies Daniel James his 
daughters in a dark earthy womb here underneath 
this side the tomb. (The foregoing is scratched 
in the side of the tablet. At the top of the 
tablet, is a bible, open, bearing an in- 
scription which is obliterated. At 
the left side of the Bible ap- 
pears the letter E, and 
at the right T. 
J. H. Holland, 1845. 

Under this tombstone is the Reverand M. E. Thomas, minis- 
ter of the gospel and pastor of the church of Christ in the 
Welsh Tract buried, who departed this life November 7, 
1730, aged 56 years. (A line of division is made 
through the center of the slab ,and on one side are 
inscriptions in English and on the opposed inscrip- 
tions in Welsh, both of which are almost illegible 
as the stone is a soft slaty substance. Some 
of the Welsh I deciphered as follows) Mae 
e'gwen corphen cyma Oed * * boerns 
yma adwed cadwy Ffydd * * Weilian 
coron gai£f ei Ggisgo. 

In memory of Susanna James, daughter of John and Susanna 

James, and Relict of Benjamin B. Bouldin, born April 5th, 

1780; died Oct. 17th, 1849, in the 70th year of her age. 

In memory of the Revd. David Davis, minister of the gospel 

of Christ at the Welsh Tract and faithful preacher of 

the gospel for near 40 years, who departed this 

life August 19, 1769, aged 62 years. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 127 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Margaret Booth, Relict of Major 

Thomas Booth of St. George's Hundred, and youngest 

daughter of the Rev. David Davis. She was Born June 

28th, A. D. 1743 & departed this Hfe December 2nd, 

A. D. 1820, aged 77 years, 5 months and 4 days. 

' 'This monumental marble erected by the Affection 

of her daughters marks the spot were she sleeps 

in death. ' I am the resurrection and the life, 

saith the Lord. He that believeth on me, 

though he were dead, yet shall he live ; 

and whosoever liveth and believeth on 

me shall never die." St. John XI, 

25-26. 

Sacred to the memory of Rees Davis, who died November 
Novem (07), 1756, aged 24 years. 

In memory of James Miles, who was born March 13th, 1746, 

and departed this life June 14th, 1797, aged 51 years 

and three months. " He was a faithful friend." 

Rachel Miles, his wife, who was born January 7, 1755, and 

departed this life Sept. **th, 1797, aged 42 years 

and Eight months. 

In memory of Mary Glenn, daughter of Thos. & Elizabeth 

Glenn, who departed this life November ist, 1807, 

aged 22 years & 6 months. 

In memor>' of Ebenezer Booth, who departed this life Feb- 
ruary 20th, 1804, aged 72 years. 

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of John Gottier, who departed 
this life Sept. ist, 1804, aged 24 years. 



1 28 IVEL SH TRA CT BAPTIS T MEE TING. 

In memory of Ann Drake, who departed this life on 13th 
Angus 1803 aged 67 years. 

Here lies the body of Thos. Wattson, deceased May ye 9th 
1730 aged 59. 
Remember man, as thou goest by 
As thou art now so once was I, 
As I am now so must thou be ; 
Remember man and follow me. 

D * W Here lies the body of David Wattson, deceased 
August 2ist 1739, being in the 5th j-ear of his age. 

In memory of John Wattson, who departed this life the 12th 
Day of November 1755, aged 45 years. 

In memory of Mary John, who departed this life December 

the 2nd, 1794, aged 78 years. 

Thos. John Deseased June The 27, 1720. 

Joseph Wattson, departed this life 28th February 1790, 
aged 36 years. 

In memory of Benjamin Watson, who departed this life 
September i8th 1830, aged 47 years, 4 months and 14 days. 

B: Nicolais December ° 3 Aged ° 26 A N O : 1726. 

1716 Mismedi . 141 B Y. 6. DYDD . OP . WYTEN 
OSYGLADDWYD JOSEPH NICOI.AS 

A : NICOI.AS P 23 NOVEMBER 
AGED . 30 Ano : 1726 
Entombed in dust i lie Within this very place My soul 

took flight * * * * 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 129 

In memory of Margret, the wife of Edward Miles, who 
departed this life the 22nd of September 1756, in 
the 45th year of her age. 
She's gone the road to her abode 
Where many is gone before. 
I hope she is in joy and bliss 
To be forevermore. 
These souls are blest and gone to rest 
That dieth in the Lord. 
They shall enjoy without annoy 
What the world can't afford. 

G : Nicolass D : December 2 aged : 63 ANO : 1726 

E '^ D Here lies the body of Ephi . Douglas his 

Daugh. of M. D. Douglas Morgans MIN. of the 

Gospel who Dep. this life in the y 1732 A 2 

Rev. 14. 13. Blessed are these dead which die in 

the Lord from henceforth: yea saith the Spirit, 

that they may rest from their labors and 

their works do follow them. 

Susan Gourley, wife of Hugh Gourley, October 26th 1851, 

in the 8ist year of her age. " Blessed are the dead which 

die in the Lord from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that 

they may rest from their labors, and their works do 

follow them. ' ' 

In memory of Mary E. Evans, daughter of John W. & 

Margaret A. Evans, who died Deer. loth, 1840, 

aged 7 years and 7 months. 

In memory of Marj^ W., wife of Major John R. Evans, who 

died March 18, 1843, aged 75 years & 5 months. 

"Blessed are thev that die in the Lord." 



1 30 WEL SH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 

Sarah Stockton, died on the 26th of Oct. 1838, aged 77, 

In memory of John Simonton, who departed this Hfe April 

4th, A. D. 1 8 10, aged 34 years. 

" He sleepeth but is not forgotten." 

In memory of Robert Middleton, who departed this Hfe 

January 2nd, 1805, aged 12 years and 2 months. Also, 

of Mary, wife of Robert Middleton, who departed 

this life August 30th, 1801, aged 45 years. 

In memory of Thomas Wattson, Esq., who departed this 
life December i6th, 1792, aged 55 years. 

In memory of Mrs. Susanna Wattson, wife of Thomas 

Watson, Esqr., who departed this life the 19th 

January, 1804, aged 69 years. 

In memory of I^ewis Wattson, son of Thomas and Susanna 

Wattson, who departed this life the 4th of March 1805, 

aged 40 years. 

In memory of John Wattson, son of Thomas and Susanna 

Wattson, who died October 24th, 1820, in the 57th year 

of his age . ' ' I^amented or lamenting all our lot. ' ' 

F : Thomas Died 17 12 A B (Remainder of inscription 
obliterated). 

J. A. Middleton. 

Robert M. I^ewis, died July 19, 1790, aged 4 months. 

In memory of Philip I^ewis, who departed this life Ma}' ist, 
1804, aged 57 years and 7 months. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 131 

In memory of John Simonton, who departed this life July 
nth, 1 79 1, aged 57 j-ears. 

In memor}' of Frances Elizabeth Simonton, who departed 
this life October i6th, 1784, aged 50 years. 

In memory of Franklin Lewis, who departed this life February 
22nd A. D. 1814, aged 12 years 5 months and 13 days. 

In memor}^ of Revd. John Boggs (minister of the Church 

of Christ at the Welch Tract, and faithful preacher of the 

gospel for 23 years), who departed this life December 

9th, 1802, in the 63rd year of his age. " But I would 

not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning 

them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as 

others which have no hope. For if we believe 

that Jesus died and rose again, even so they 

also which sleep in Jesus will God bring 

with him. is Thess. 4th Chap., 13th & 

14th ver. 

(The following is a group of graves marked with a small 
stone and merely the initials ; .some of the stones have 
crumbled and others are covered with the earth, .so it 
is impossible to read the inscriptions. ) 

AB ME BP D:P 

** Thomas Edmund, who departed this life ye i8th day of 
July, A. D. 1758, aged 74 year. 

M E Here Eyethye Body of David Price, Sen., Des. Sep. 
ye 20, 1736, aged 50 years. 

S P 

I P 



132 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

In memory of George H. Wood, who departed this life Nov- 
ember 15th, 1813, in the 40th year of his age. 

" He is not dead, but sleepeth." 
J ^ D 

In memory of Mary Alice Tubbs, who died July 5, A. D. 
1832, aged 48 years. 

Also of Martha Shields Tubbs, who died January 19, A. D. 
1836, aged 20 years. 

Child of Captain Calvin and Mary Tubbs. ' ' There is not a 

flower that ever blooms of earthly growth, but 

what is doomed to droop, to fade and die. ' ' 

In memory of Captain Calvin C. J. Tubbs, who died Sep- 
tember 7tli, A. D. 183S, aged 28 years. Also, 

Gideon Ferrell Tubbs, who died May 7th, A. D. 1839, aged 

20 years and 1 1 months. Children of Captain Calvin and 

Mary Tubbs. " Lovely and pleasant were they in their 

lives, and in their death they were not divided." 

Hannah Davis, died 1854, aged 71 years. 

In memory of Revd. Gideon Ferrell, who died the 21st of 

August 1820, the 58th year of his age, after having been 

faithful and friendly pastor of this church 20 years, 

and 34 years in the ministry. It is believed that 

he could say with David: Lord I have loved 

this habitation of thy house. Ps. 26-8. 
Humility and love to God and man 
In all his life and through his teaching ran ; 
While pious crowds in solemn rapture hung 
Upon the charms of his prophetic tongue. 



WELSH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 1 33 

Also of Mary Ferrell, relict of the Rev. Gideon Ferrell, who 
died January 22nd, 1833, i^^ the 89th year of her age. 
Life's duty done as sinks the day : 
Free from its load the spirit flies 
While Heaven and earth combine to say 
How blest the righteous when he dies. 

In memory of Abigail Giles, who departed this life February 
loth, 1901, aged 79 years. "A Pious Woman." 

Here lies the body of Rees Jones, Jun., who departed this 
life September the 27th, 1757, aged 25 years. 
How lov'd, how valu'd once avails thee not. 
To whom remembrd of whom beloved by whom Begot, 
A head of Dust alone remains of thee, 
'Tis all Thou art and all mankind shall be. 

In memory of Sarah, wife of Reece Jones, who departed this 
life Aug. II, 1747, aged 68 years. 

Here lies the body of Rees Jones, who departed this life 
Novemr. 23, 1739, aged 4(*j j-ears. 
He was a bright and shining light 
Who could not well be spared. 
Whose life did show there was but few 
With him could be compared. 
His body now is here below 
Entombed in Dusty Ground, 
But will arise from where it lies 
At the last trumpet's sound. 

S I Under these tombstones are two of Rees Jones Daugh- 
ter namely Sarah and Susanna Jones who were twins. 
Departed this life Oct. 7, 173(07), aged 6 mon. 

S I (The inscription on the twin stone is obliterated.) 



134 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

In memory of Rev. Enoch Morgan, late minister of the gos- 
pel at the Welsh Tract M. Morgan Rhyddarch, ministre 
D omeneinne since in South Wales and B. of Mr. 
Abel Morgan Jun. pastor of Philadelphia OBYT 
Mch. 25 1740 His last text was John 17. 
He kept the faith and run his race. 

(On the top of the stone appears a death' s head and the follow- 
ing inscription beneath:) Hear lieth the Bodi of Hugh 
M ORYS died the 15 day of November 1743 aged 82. 

In memory of Kezia, wife of Isaac Eaton, who died May 9, 

1796, aged 33 years. 

A ^: Iv 1758. 

In memory of David Thomas, who departed this life Sept 
29, 1748, aged 32 years. 

In memory of Richard Thomas, who departed this life Novbr 
the 20th, 1753, aged 75 years. 
Remember man as thou standest by 
As thou art now so once was I 
As I am now so thou must be 
Therefore prepare to follow me. 
In memory of Catherine Thomas, wife of Richard Thomas 
Sein, who departed this life January ye 16, 1760, 
aged 76 years. 

In memory of Cap. Lewis Thomas, who departed this life 

May the 10 — 1761, aged 40 years. 

"The memory of the just is blessed." Prov. 10-7. 

In memory of Mary Thomas relict of Capt. Lewis Thomas, 
who departed this life Sept. 9, 1774, aged 6 51 years. 

In memory of Richard Thomas Junr. who departed this life 
January 15th, 1762, aged 37 years. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 135 

In memory of Mary Thomas, who departed this life January 
2oth, 1762, aged 45 years. 

In memory of Samuel Eccles, who departed this life Septr 
1 8th 1800, in the 51st Year of his age. 
Religion moans her votry dead, 
Friendship with tears bedews his grave, 
While he, from every sorrow freed, 
Triumphs in Jesus' power to save. 

In memory of Hannah Bouldin, wife of Benjamin Bouldin, 

and daughter of Robert and Hannah Shields, who 

died Jan. 22nd, 1801, aged 23 years and 5 months. 

(Two slabs and 2 shafts of marble mark the resting place of): 

Martha Shields, youngest daughter of Robert & Hannah 

Shields, departed this life Oct. 29, 1842. "She was an 

exemplary Christian and a friend of the destitute 

and oppressed. " "I believe that Jesus died and 

rose again, even so them also which sleep 

in Jesus will God bring with him." 

Susanna Shields, daughter of Robert & Henry Shieids, de- 
parted this life Dec. 15, 1854. "By her death the poor 
and oppressed have lost a liberal and sympathising 
friend." "Blessed are the dead which die in 
the Lord, Yea, saith the Spirit, that they 
may rest from their labors and their 
works do follow them." 

(These .stones are surrounded by an iron paling through 
which there is no access.) 
Samuel Crie.st, died 29th Sept. 1766, aged 4 years. 

In memory of Thomas Jones, who departed this life 
July 19, 1764, aged 24 years. 



136 WELSH TRA CT BA PTIS T MEE TING. 

In memory of Ann Underwood, who died July 30th, A. D., 

1845, aged 75 years. 
And I must and will esteem all things but loss for Jesus' sake 
And of His righteousness partake. | 



(Here ends the record of inscription in the lower and older 
part of the cemetery, beginning on the eastern side). 



Susan McConaughey, born August 25th, 1819; died January 

2ist, 1892. 

Sarah McConaughey, born July 24th, 1891. 

In memory of William McConaughey, who departed this 
life June 9th, 1842, aged 59 years. 

In memory of Jonathan Bee, who departed this life August 
3rd, 1851, in the 8ist year of his age. 

In memory of Sarah, wife of Jonathan Bee, who departed 

this life January 28, 1870, aged 90 years, 30 months 

and 28 days. 

Jonathan McConaughey, born Oct. 17, 1827; died Decem- 
ber 8, 1887. 

William son of Jonathan B. and Ann E. McConaughey, 
born August 27, 1868; died March 11, 1888. 

Ann Jane, daughter of Jonathan B. & Ann Eliza Mc- 
Conaughey, born Sept. 16, 1866; died July 19, 1868. 

In memory of Elizabeth Law, who departed this life Novem- 
ber 10, 1837, aged 46 years. 

In memory of Tacy Tyson, who departed this life June 19, 
1 85 1, in the 74th year of her age. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 137 

Ann Bee, widow of the late William McConaughey, born 
Aug. 25th, 1797; died April 26th, 1885. 

In memory of Mathias Tyson, Jr., who departed this life 
June 25, 1849, in the 54 year of his age. 

In memory of Mathias Tyson, Sen., who departed this life 
March 25, 1829, in the 75th year of his age. 

In memory of Jane Tyson, wife of Mathias Tyson, who 
departed this life Oct. 10, 181 1, in the 57 year of her age. 

In memory of Ann, wife of Mathias Tyson, Jr., died Oct. 
3, 1867, in her 73 year. 

In memory of Margaret Jones, wife of Isaac Menough, who 
departed this life July 16, 1826, aged 66 years. 

In memory of Isaac Menough, who departed this life Decem- 
ber 9, 1826, aged 79 years. 

Robert G. Adair, born January 28, 1843, <iie^ June 6, 1856. 

Jacob H., son of Robert and Ann Adair, died December 26, 
1855, aged 18 years, 8 months and 2 days. 

Robert Adair, died March 24, 1843, aged 37 years and 3 

months. 

Sarah Ann Adair, born December 19, 1809, died June 6, 1862. 

Gilbert Beebee Adair, born June 10, 1839 ; died June 27, 1840. 

In memory of Margaret Gottier, wife of Francis Gottier, who 

departed this life at Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland, 

on the 30th of August 1820, aged 73 years. 

' * Was respected by rich and loved by the poor. ' ' 

In memory of Francis Gottier, who departed this life Decem- 
ber II, 1826, in the 79th year of her age. 



138 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

In memory of Frances, wife of John Kean, who departed 
this life September ii, 1821, aged 59 years. 

In memon,' of Newton Kean McCord, son of John and 

Susan F. McCord, who died Oct. 4, 1832, 

aged 5 years, i month and 19 days. 

In memory of John Kean, who departed this life Aug. 31, 
1834, aged 60 years. 

In memory of Mary, daughter of John and Mary Green, who 
departed this life January 15, 1826, aged 26 years. 

In memory of Benjamin, son of John and Mary Green, who 
departed this life Oct. ist, 1825, aged 18 years. 

In memory of John Green, who departed this life June 22, 
1825, in the 55th year of his age. 

In memory of Patrick Coulter, who departed this life June 
9, 1848, in the 84th year of his age. 

Martha, wife of Patrick Coulter, born June 9, 1769 ; died 
Feb. 21, 1861. 

Our father, Alexander Coulter, died June 9, 1883, in the 83rd 
year of his age. 

Our mother, Ann M. Coulter, died Januarj-^ 29, 1896, aged 

83 years. 

Jane McCullough, born 1829; died 1852, 

A. D. W. McCullough, born 1837; died 1851. 

James Griffin, born 1808, died 1866. 

Benjamin C. McCullough, born 1834; died 1869. 

Samuel Greist, died 29th September, 1766; aged 4 years. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 139 

In memory of Thomas Jones, who departed this life Jul}' 19, 
1764, aged 24 years. 

Our father, J. G. Underwood, born Feb. 14, 18 10; died 
Sept. 22, 1891. 

Our mother, Ann S., wife of J. C. Underwood, born April 
18, 1 81 2; died Decembers, 1876. 

Jane, wife of John Price, Sen.; died May 22, 1866, aged 71 
years and 14 days. 

In memor)^ of Ann Underwood, who died July 30, A. D. 
1845, aged 75 years. 

In memor>' of Sarah Patterson, who died August 20, A. D. 
1 8 14, aged 25 years. 

In memory of Sarah Underwood, wife of Solomon Underwood, 
who died Aug. 29, 18 14, aged 69 j^ears. 

In memory of Solomon Underwood, who died April 28, 1815, 
aged 70 years. 

In memorj' of Lewis Underwood, son of Solomon and Sarah 
Underwood, who died April 25, 1821, aged 40 years. 

Amos B. Cann, born Jan. 16th, 1837; di^*i April loth, 1884, 
aged 47 years and 3 months. 

Mary Austin, wife of Edward Collings, born Januarj' 3, 1802; 
died March 21, 1883. 

Father, Zebulon G. Austin, born March 9, 1794; died March 

7, 1849. 

In memory of Susan Austin, Vernon, bom January 31, 1808; 
died March 4th, 1879. 

In memory of James & Susan Austin, his wife, who departed 
this life Sept. 17 & i8th, 1826, in the 56th year of his age. 



140 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Mahala P., daughter of John and Sarah Wingate, died May 

28th, 1864. 

In memory of Hance Miller, who departed this life May 17, 
1809, aged 64 years. 

Here lies the body of Mary, wife of Hance, who died March 
21, 1779, aged 58 years. 

In memory of John Egnor, who departed this life August 
18, 1 81 7, aged 43 years. 

Charles C. Johnson, died July 6, 1821, aged 35 years, 4 
months and 24 days. 

Elizabeth T. Johnson, wife of Samuel Johnson, died Oct. 2, 
1 82 1, aged 23 years, 2 months and 14 days. 

In memory of Ellen Aliza Johnson, who departed this life 
Oct. 21, 1824, aged 7 years, 11 months. 

Camilla Williamina L. Johnson, departed this life March 5th, 
1829, aged 5 months and 3 days. 

At rest. William M. Campbell; born Sept. 5, 1830; died 
June 13, 1889. 

Julia B. Campbell ; born Jan. 13, 1835 ; died Aug. 5, 1903. 

Father, Mother, Effie J., Anna Mary, Theodore, Julia Emma. 
"My Mother," 

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of I^ouis E. Pennington, who 
departed this life July nth, A. D. 1840, aged 23 years. 

In memory of Samuel McMullen, who departed this life 
August 27, 1845, aged 51 years. 

Also to the memory of Mary, wife of Samuel McMullen, 
who departed this life November 20, 1866, aged 64 years. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 141 

To the memory of Ann Alice Underwood, daughter of 
William and Elizabeth Cowan, who departed this life Nov- 
ember 21, 1845, aged 12 years, i month and 10 days. 

My wife, Annie S. Cathcart, died Jan. 24, 1895, i" "^^ 35^^ 
3'ear of her age. 

Bertha K., daughter of Jacob A. and Mary E. Gicker. 
December 25, 1894; March 31, 1895. 

Samuel Rambo, Jr., son of Samuel and Margaret Rambo, 
born Feb. i6th, 1824; died May 5, 1855. 

In memory of James Jones, who departed this life March 
2nd, 1852, in the 66th j^ear of his age. 

In memory of Jane, wife of James Jones, who departed this 
life March 4th, 1844, in the 41st year of her age. 

In memory of Jane G., wife of Thomas Benneson, born 
April 14, 1777; died June 18, 185 1. 

In memory of Thomas Benneson, born May 10, 1774 ; died 
Oct. 21, 1849. 

In memory of Margaret A. Benneson, born March 9, 1803 ; 
died Oct. 12, 1867. 

Maria M. Bennison, born Januar>' 2, 1800; died November 

7, 1872. 

Joseph T., youngest son of Joseph and Agnes Griffith, died 
March 18, 1866, aged 28 years, 10 months and 13 days. 

Agnes Ir\'in, wife of Joseph Griffith, departed this life Oct. 3, 
1876, aged 81 years 10 months. 

Joseph Griffith, born April 20, 1793, died August 25, 1879. 

John I., eldest son of Caleb and Mary E. Griffith, born 
May 22, 1847; died June 11, 1870. 



142 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Jane M., wife of William J. Griffith, born Oct. 6, 1822, died 
Aug. 7, 1887. 

William J., son of Joseph and Agnes Griffith, died March 

16, 1872, in the 29th year of his age. 

Caleb, son of Joseph and Agnes Griffith, born Feb. 14, 1821; 
died April 18, 1855. 

John Irwin, son of Joseph and Agnes Griffith, died Jan. 24, 
1828, aged 9 j^ears and 2 months. 

In memory of William J. Patton, who was born Jan. 22, 1825; 
died Avig. 28, 1852. 

Francina B., wife of James Lindsey, died April 12, 1882, in 
the 82nd year of her age. 

Helen Wallace, daughter of John B. & E. Miller, born Sept. 
2, 1890; died Aug. 4, 1891. 

Francina Griffith, daughter of John B. & E. Miller, born 
Jan. 14, 1899. 

In memory of James lyivingston, who departed this life Feb. 

17, 1852, aged 67 3'ears and 20 days. 

Our son, Joseph F., son of William and Mary J. Slack, born 
Jan. ist, 1836, died Oct. 30, 1867. 

Sacred to the memory of Uriah Slack, who departed this 
life Sept. 10, 1835, i^i ^^^ 75^^ year of his age. 

Hetty, wife of Enos Slack, born December 20, 1790; died 
Oct. 6, 1858. 

Enos Slack, died June 14, 1853, aged 67 years. 

George E., son of Enos and Hetty Slack, born Oct. 24, 181 1; 
died March 19, 1840. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 143 

Sacred to the memory of Amos Slack, who departed this Hfe 
November 30, 1836, in the 57th year of his age. 

Ann, wife of George Slack, born August 22, 181 1 ; died 
July 30, 1892. 

TamarCooch.born November 24, 1787; died January 15, 1871. 

William Cooch, born vSepteniber 20, 1796; died May 31, 1869; 
in the 73rd year of his age. 

Margaret Cooch, wife of William Cooch; died Sept. 19, 1833, 
in the 67 year of her age. 

William Cooch, died Sept. 24, 1837, aged 75 years. 

Levi G. Cooch, born Feb. 17, 1808; died Feb. 7, 1859. 

Sarah C. Wilkins, wife of Levi G. Cooch, born Sept. 17, 1812; 
died May 8, 1900. 

Our brothers. John J., son of John & E. J. Herdman. 

(Inscription obliterated.) 

James B., son of John & E. J. Herdman, born July 7, 1848; 
died Apr. 7, 1876. 

Emma, daughter of James and Eliza J. Livitigston, born 
Nov. 18, 1858; died Oct. 11, 1863. 

In memor)' of Rebecca Thomas, departed this life Novem- 
ber 12, 1822, in the 80th year of her age. 

In memory of Su.san Thomas, departed this Hfe Jan. 20, 1852, 
aged 75 years. 

In memory of Jesse Thomas, departed this life Aug. 4. 1854, 
aged 68 years. 

In memor>' of Edmund Bacheluer of Vermont, who departed 
this life Feb. i2st A. D. 1835, aged 21 years. 



144 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Father. William Miggett; died June ii, 1882, in the 87th 
year of his age. 

Mother. Agnes, wife of William Miggett, died Oct. 6, 1876, 
in the 84th year of her age. 

Our beloved boy, William; died Feb, 10, 1865, aged 3 years 
and 13 days. And 

Robert, died Feb. 19, 1865, aged 17 months and 19 days. 

In memory of Peter Miggett; born in Barrhead, Scotland, 
April 15, 1821; died January 28, 1893. 

Amy Roberson, wife of Francis Bryson; died Oct. 21, 1843, 
aged 23 years, 4 months and 21 days. 

(Several graves without headstones: four or five adults and 
one child.) 

Margaret Adair, born November 9th, 1810; died March 27, 

1883. 

Mother. Sarah, wife of James Nicholson, born January 12, 
1808, died November 30, 1880. 

James, born Feb. 6, 1814; died Nov. 18, 1886. 

Mother. Father. L. V. N. & M. J. H. 

Nathan Thomas Boulden, born December 27, 18 19; died 
April 3, 1868. 

Sarah A. McCullough, wife of Nathan F. Boulden, born 
May 12, 1828; died June 3, 1863. 

Samuel H. Campbell: April 12, 1841; April 2, 1898. 

In memory of Mary, wife of Adair Kincaid, who departed 
this life November 19, 1834, in the 36 year of her age. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 145 

In memory of J. Thomas Fisher, son of Levi B. and Martha 

J. Fisher; died March i6, 1853, aged 8 years, 

2 months and 16 days. Also 

William H. Fisher, died May 10, 1812, aged 11 years, 10 

months and 13 days. 

Robinson Davis, born July 30, 1795, died December 24, 1863. 

Our father. John Campbell, born July 16, 1804, died Oct. 

II, 1881. 

Our dear Mother. Ann Jane, wife of John Campbell; died 
May 1 , 1 874, aged 66 years. 

May J. Campbell, born Feb. 2, 1887 ; died Aug. 29, 1901. 

Clarissa R., wife of Alfred B. Titler, and daughter of Joshua 

& Marietta Pearce, died Sept. 15, 1875, in the 

23 year of her age. 

Davidson B., son of Joshua and Marietta Pearce, died June 
3, 1876, in the 19th year of his age. 

Infant daughter of John & Martha McAllister. 1875. 

Frederick Averill, son of Revd. C. J. & L,. W. Porter, born 
Aug. 17, 1868; died March i, 1876. 

Clarence J., son of Ephraim and Minnie Frazier, died May 

II, 1889. 

In memory of my dear wife, Minnie P., wife of Ephraim R. 
Frazier; born March 3, 1865; died May i, 1894. 

Job M. Frazier, born Aug. 25, 1829, died July 24, 1899. 

Catharine A. Campbell, wife of Job M. Frazier; born Decem- 
ber 23, 1828; died Aug. 12, 1897. 

David McConaughey, born July 17, 1822 ; died November 

20, 1^79. 



146 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Rebecca Sutton, bom December 15, 1814; died August 14, 

1 901. 

William McConaughey; born June 6, 1831; died December 

24, 1887. 

Freddie B., infant son of Benjamin & Estella Campbell; 
died Oct. 16, 1862, aged 7 months. 

Father. William Slack, born June 23, 1804; died Novem- 
ber 15, 1882. 

Mother. Mary Ann, wife of William Slack; died July 25, 
1879, aged 68 years. 

Calvin, son of Calvin and Alice J. Cubbage; born Nov. 27, 
1892; died Nov. 28, 1892. 

Father, James Miggett, born June 28, 1828; died December 

6th, 1879. 

Mother. Sarah Jane, wife of James Miggett; born Oct. 22, 
1837; died July 31, 1884. 

Ida R. Miggett, born June 3, 1867; died July 21, 1889. 

lyizzie S. Miggett, born November 27, 1869; died December 
31, 1887. Daughters of James & Sarah J. Miggett. 

Jennie Hill, born December 7, 1889; died May 3, 1901. 

Mother. Catherine A. Hill ; born Aug. 15, 1813 ; died 
January 15, 1892. 

Father. John R. Hill, born Sept. 22, 1814; died Jan. 5, 1892. 

Our Darling Florence J. Coulter, born May 29, 1879 ; died 
Feb. 5, 1888. 

Susan, daughter of J. B. and Annie E. McConaughey; born 
Oct. 8, 1872; died Feb. 26, 1892. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 147 

Mary J. Legates, born June 23, 1847 ; died Jan. 31, 1899. 

Father. At Rest. Alexander Wilson ; died Jan. 16, 1896; 
aged 66 years. 

At Rest. William R. Rees; died Oct. 5, 1903; aged 59 years. 

Col. Thomas Cooch, died November 16, 1888. 

Sarah Lowen, wife of Col. Thomas Cooch, died Oct. 1784. 

Thomas Cooch, Jr., died Feb. 1785. 

Sarah Griffith, wife of Thomas Cooch, Jr. 

William Cooch, Sr. ; born June 5. 1762; died Sept. 25, 1837. 

Margaret Hollingsworth, wife of William Cooch, Sr. ; Decem- 
ber 7, 1766; died September 4, 1833. 

In memory of Mary, wife of Wm. K. Roberson, who departed 
this life July 18, A. D. 1894, aged 17 years. 

Elder Wm. K. Roberson, late pastor of the Baptist Church of 
BrynZion; died July 17, 1845, in the 55th year of his age. 

Rebecca, wife of William Gray, born March 20, 1824; died 
Mar. 23, 1897. 

Sacred to the memory of Jeremiah Taylor, who departed this 
life May 7th, 1825, aged 48 years, 8 months and 14 days. 

Sacred to the memory of Mary, wife of Jeremiah Taylor, 

who departed this life March 25, 1825, aged 76 years, 

I month and 5 days. 

Gideon Taylor, born Aug. 20, 1814; died Nov. 23, 1872. 

John Gooding, died March 4, 1832; in the 38th year of his 

age. 

Eliza, wife of John Gooding, died January i ith, 1848, in the 
48th year of her age. 



148 WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 

Elizabeth, daughter of John and Kliza Gooding; died April 
15, 1832, in the i ith year of her age. 

In memory of Sarah S. Taylor, wife of William Taylor, and 

daughter of Jesse & Hannah Boulden, who departed 

this life July the i6th, 1851, aged 20 5'ears, 

4 months and 14 days. 

In memory of Charles, son of William & Sarah S. Taylor, 

who departed this life Oct. 3, 1830, aged one j^ear 

and II months. And of 

Sarah Ann, their daughter, who departed this life August 10, 

1 83 1, aged I month & 8 days. 

Levi Boulden, died Sept. 8, 1822, aged 9 years. 

John, son of Jesse & Hannah Boulden, died April 28, 1831; 
in the 24th year of his age. 

Jesse Boulden, died May 28, 1855, in the 8ist year of his age. 

Hannah, wife of Jesse Boulden, died September 27th, 1842, 
in the 60th year of her age. 

Harriet, wife of George W. Boulden and daughter of Jesse 

& Hannah Boulden, died December 19, 1843, 

in the 27th year of her age. 

Hattie B., daughter of W. T. & M. A. Boulden, born Sept. 
30th, 1861; died Aug. nth, 1863. 

Our dearly beloved son, James Lewis, son of James and Sarah 
Nicholson, born July 18, 1844; died Sept. 4, 1865. 

Anna M., wife of Edward F. Boulden; died Jan. 9, 1864, in 
the 23 year of her age. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Catherine Ash, who departed 
this life Jan. 30, 1838, at the advanced age of 84 years. 



WELSH TRACT BAPTIST MEETING. 149 

111 memory of Joseph Ash, who was boni Feb. 21, 1791, and 
departed this life December 4, 1829. 

In memor}- of Ann Ash, consort of Joseph Ash, who departed 
this life September 12, 1824, in the 26th year of her age. 

Sacred to the memory of Sarah Ash, who departed this life 
July 24, 1822, aged 24 years and 8 days. 

Mary, daughter of George & Anna Fisher, born April 3, 
1865 ; died Aug. 28, 1866. 

In memory of William Hutchinson, who departed this life 
Feb. 21, 1865, aged 32 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Amelia A., wife of the late John T. 

Ross, and daughter of the late William & Elizabeth 

Gowan, who departed this life July 27th, 

1879, aged 39 years. At rest. 



(Here ends the copy of inscriptions on the side of the 
Church next Iron Hill.) 



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