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Another Session Book Records continued.

ANOTHER SESSION BOOK RECORDS FOLLOWS:

 SHARON, OHIO, SEPT. 2nd, 1854.

 Olive, Aug. 26, A.D. 1854.

Session met at the call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer. Members present were, Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, John Lyons, Joseph A. Marquis, Easton W. Daniel, Samuel Aikin and David Aikin.

Mrs. Hannah Selix was admitted to the full Communion of the Church by a letter from the Church at Salt Creek.

Mrs. Sarah Marquis, Mrs. Mary Culberson and John Calvin Caldwell were recieved on examination.

Mr. Samuel Aikin tendered his resignation as Clerk of the Session which was accepted and Rev. J. P. Caldwell was chosen in his place.

Session took a recess until to-morrow morning at ten o'clock.

Sabbath Morning, Ten o'clock a.m.

Session met.

Present Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Easton M. Daniel, Samuel Aikin and David Aikin.

Mr. Asa Stoneking and Mrs. Martha Ann, his wife, were recieved into the full Comminion of this Church on examination. Same day Mr. Stoneking and Mrs. Marquis recieved the ordinance of Baptism.

Lord's Supper administered, assisted by Rev. W. Morry Grimes.

Closed with prayer. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator and Clerk.

Sept. 4, 1854.

Dismissed by letter, Mr. John Byers, Mrs. Mary G. Byers and Miss Mary J. Byers.

J. P. Caldwell, Moderator and Clerk.

Olive, Jan. 5, A.D. 1855.

Session met and was opened with prayer.

Members present were, Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator and Clerk, Samuel Aikin, Easton M. Daniel, David C. Aikin and John Lyons.

The following persons were recieved to the full Comminion of the Church by letter, from the Church of Salt Creek, T. D. Howell, M.D., E. E. Howell, from the Church of Sharon. Mrs. Isabell Sparrowgrove and Miss Margaret Sparrowgrove from the Church of Washington, also Mr. Leo Sparrowgrove and from the Church of Cross Roads, Mrs. Susan Reed. On profession of Faith in Christ, Mrs. Sarepta Brownrigg.

Thursday Morning, Jan. 11, A.D., 1855.

Session met after preaching.

Members present were as on last night with the addition of John Lyons and Joseph A. Marquis.

Mr. Nelson Marquis and Mrs. Sarah Ellen Marquis, after examination, were recieved as member of this Church.

Session again took a recess until after preaching this evening.

After recess, Session met.

Member present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Easton M. Daniel, Samuel Aikin and David C. Aikin. The following persons were, on examination, recieved, viz, James Albert Lyons, James Thompson, Elizabeth Marquis and Mary Jane Lyons. During the series of meetings all of the above named persons were conversed with repeatedly by the Pastor and Session at Inquiry meetings held at the close of every service. Session would here record the Goodness of God in pouring out his Spirit in such copious effusions and granting so good an increase in His Church.

Session took a recess until after preaching to-night.

Fri. night, Jan. 12, A.D., 1855.

Session met.

Members present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Easton M. Daniel, Samuel Aikin and David C. Aikin.

After conversing with some serious persons, Session left the Church and met in the Pastor's study. The names of the following persons being found on the roll of members of this Church, viz, James McGlashan, Frances Phips, John Scroggins, Margaret Scroggins and Mathew McCall. All of the above persons are known to the Session to be living, not only in the wilful neglect of the ordinances of God's house, but in open violation of the principals of Religion, and in the opinion of the Session of this Church a citation of the above persons to trial from their sins would be treated with contempt from the manner they have treated committes appointed to try to reclaim them and upon the fact that they have been living in this way from four to eight years. Therefore, Resolved that all of the above named persons be, and hereby are, suspended from all the privileges of this Church until they give evidence of their sorrow and contrition for their sins.

Session adjourned. Closed with prayer. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator & Clerk.

Sabbath, Jan. 28, A. D., 1855.

Baptised, Jihn William Kirk, John Alpeus Cordrey, John Lowe, James Albert Lyons and David Selix, all of whom made a public profession of their faith in Christ before the Congregation.

J. P. Caldwell, Moderator and Clerk.

Thus far examined and approved by Presbetery, with the exception of the proceedings recorded in the resolutions on page 6, according to which resolution certain persons were suspended from the Church privileges without a Judicial investigation.

Zanesville, Apr. 12, 1855. J. E. Alexander, Moderator.

May 19th A. D., 1855.

Session met and was opened with prayer.

Members present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Elders John Lyons, Joseph A. Marquis, Easton M. Daniel, David C. Aikin, and Samuel Aikin.

The following persons were recieved into full membership this Church by letter from the Church of New Castle, James Sparrowgrove, Mary Sparrowgrove. From the Church of Racoon, Elizabeth Grimmer, Isaah Grimmer, Samuel Grimmer, Ruth Grimmer, May Grimmer, Jane V. Grimmer and Julia Ann Grimmer.

Session took a recess until Monday after public worship.

Monday, May 21st A. D. 1855.

Session met after recess. Members present as above. Since there was no further business Session adjourned. Closed with prayer.

John P. Caldwell, Moderator & Clerk.

Sept. 24, A. D., 1855.

Session met at the house of Mr. Racey at the call of the Moderator.

Opened with prayer.

Members present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Joseph A. Marquis, Samuel Aikin, David C. Aikin.

Mr. Landen Racey was, by profession of his faith in Christ and Baptism, recieved into the full communion of this Church.

Closed by prayer. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator & Clerk.

Olive, Oct. 6th A. D., 1855.

Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, John Lyons, Joseph A. Marquis, Samuel Aikin and David C. Aikin.

Stephen Smith and Eleanor Sparrowgrove were recieved into the communion of this Church by letter. On Sabbath the 7th the Sacrement of the Lord's Supper was administered assisted by the Rev. M. Norris Grimes. On Monday the 8th there being no other business requiring the attention of Session, adjourned. Closed with prayer.

J. P. Caldwell, Moderator & Clerk.

Olive, Feb. 22, A. D., 1856.

Session met and was constituted with prayer.

Members present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Joseph A. Marquis, Samuel Aikin, Easton M. Daniel and David C. Aikin, elders.

Mrs. Ann Grimmer and Mr. Joseph Sparrowgrove were recieved into the communion of this Church by letter. Mr. Andrew G. Grimmer, was, upon examination, was recieved upon confession of his faith in Christ to membership in this church. On the following Sabbath Mr. Grimmer was Baptized and made a public profession of his faith before the congregation.

Session took a recess until to-morrow evening after public worship.

Olive, Feb. 23, 1856.

Session met after public worship. Members present as of yesterday.

Common (Tame?) having charged Mr. Stephen Smith, a member of this Church, with the sin of drunkenness, Mr. Smith came before the Session and made a full and open confession of his guilt, professed his sorrow and repentence for the same and promised to be more watchful in the future in this matter. Was after the usual manner, restored to his former standing as a member of this Church.

Session took a recess until Monday after public worship. On Sabbath the 24th the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered, assisted by Bro. Aikin.

Monday, Feb. 25th A. D., 1856.

Session met after public worship. Members present as on Saturday.

Mrs. _____ Tilton was, after examination, recieved on profession of her faith in Christ as a member of this Church. Session again took a recess until called to-gether by the Moderator.

Tues. night, Feb. 26th.

Session met at the call of the Moderator. Members present as of yesterday.

Mrs. Rebecca Jackson, after examination, was recieved on profession of her faith in Christ as a member of this Church.

There being no other business requiring the attention of Session, adjourned.

Closed with prayer. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator & Clerk.

Cambridge, Apr. 9, 1856.

Thus far examined and approved. Wm. M. Robinson, Moderator.

Olive, May 24, A. D., 1856.

Session met and was opened with prayer.

Members present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Joseph A. Marquis, Samuel Aikin, E. U. Daniel, D. C. Aikin, Elders.

Mrs. Rachael White and Mrs. Mary E. Marquis were recieved by letter into membership of this Church. Session adjourned. Closed with prayer.

J. P. Caldwell, Moderator & Clerk.

Olive, Aug. 23, A. D., 1856.

Session met at the call of the Moderator.

Members present were, Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Samuel Aikin, David C. Aikin, and Easton M. Daniel, Elders.

Session was opened with prayer after which Rev. J. P. Caldwell tendered his resignation as Clerk of Session.

The Moderator stated that the object of the meeting was to consult in reference to several members of the Church, who for some time had been guilty of absenting themselves from the Grace and Sealing ordinances of God's House.

After a full and free conversation on the subject, the following committees were appointed and instructed to report on the Thursday the 26th inst. and also to endeavor by kindness to bring these individuals to repentence.

Easton M. Daniel to converse with William Kirk who has absented himself from the means of Grace and Sealing Ordinances both. David C. Aikin to converse with Asa Stoneking who has for sometime neglected the Sealing Ordinances of the Supper. Samuel Aikin to converse with Robert Boggs, who has been charged with having been guilty of the sin of drunkenness on two different occasions.

Session adjourned to meet on Thursday evening at Candle lighting time the 26th inst. in the Pastor's study. Closed with prayer.

J. P. Caldwell, Moderator and Clerk.

Olive, Aug. 26, A. D., 1856.

Session met at the time and place according to adjournment. Opened with prayer.

Members present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Samuel Aikin, David C. Aikin and Easton M. Daniel.

Each of the Committees appointed at the last meeting reported that they had seen the different individuals and had conversed with them in reference to sins of which they have been guilty and that Wm. Kirk and Asa Stoneking had not only professed their sorrow but promised amends in the future.

The report was adopted.

Robert Boggs had confessed his guilt but feared to promise lest he might again bring reproach on cause of Christ.

This report was adopted in part and Mr. Aikin and Mr. Daniel were directed to converse again with Mr. Boggs and bring him before the Session, on next Thur. evening the 4th of Sept. at 7 o'clock p. m.

Session adjourned to meet at same place on Thur. evening at 7 p. m.

Closed with prayer. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator and Clerk.

Olive, Sept., 4th A. D. 1856.

Session met at time and place of adjournment.

Opened with prayer.

Present were Rev. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator, Elders, Samuel Aikin, David C. Aikin and Easton M. Daniel.

The committee apointed on the previous evening reported that they had discharged their duty and that Mr. Boggs was present. Report was adopted.

After a full and free conversation with Mr. Boggs in presence of Session he openly and apparently in the Christian Spirit confessed his sins and promised that in the future he would be more watchful in reference to his conduct, and not bring reproach on the Church of Christ.

After a kind and Christian admonition by the Moderator in regard to his whole conduct in this matter the Session agreed that he should retain his former standing as a member of this Church.

The Moderator was directed to make the usual publication of this matter from the Pulpit on next Sabbath.

The Session adjourned and was closed with prayer. J. P. Caldwell, Moderator & Clerk.

P. S. At the above meeting David C. Aikin was elected Clerk of the Session of the Church of Olive.

J. P. Caldwell, Moderator.

Sabbath, Sept. 7th, 1856.

Sacrement was administered by the Rev. J. P. Caldwell.

D. C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

Sabbath, Jan. 11, 1857.

Sacrament was administered by the Rev. Wm. Wilson.

Thus far examined and approved in Presbytery at Newark, Apr. 11, 1857.

James M. Platt, Moderator.

Olive Church, August 31, 1857.

Session met and was opened with prayer.

Members present were J. A. Marquis, Moderator, E. M. Daniels, S. Aikin and D. C. Aikin, elders.

The following persons were recieved into the full communion of the Church by letter, John Morrison from the Church of Gilgal and Mrs. F. B. Harkness of the Church of Chandlersville.

Session adjourned. Closed by prayer. C. C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

Sabbath Aug. 30th.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper administered by the Rev. W. Aikin. D. C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

Olive Church, December 13th, 1857.

Session met and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Wm. Aikin, Moderator. Members present were Messrs. Joseph Marquis, S. Aikin, and D. C. Aikin elders.

The object of the meeting was to consult in reference to some of the members of the Church who have for some time past been walking disorderly. After a full and free conversation on the subject the following committees were appointed. Mr. Joseph A. Marquis to converse with Mr. William Kirk who has absented himself from the Church and Mr. S. Aikin to converse with Mr. Samuel Marquis Jr. who has been guilty of profanity and drunkeness, Mr. E. W. Daniels to converse with Miss M. Stewart who was guilty of adultery and D. C. Aikin to converse with Mrs. N. A. Lowe Who has been guilty of the same sin. Said committees to report on Saturday evening the 28th inst.

There being no other business to bring before the Session, the Session adjourned to meet at Mr. Joseph Marquis on Sat. evening the 28th inst.

Closed by prayer. D. C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

December 26th, A. D., 1857.

Session met at time and place of adjournment. Opened with prayer.

Members present were Mr. E. W. Daniels, J. A. Marquis, S. Aikin and D. C. Aikin, Elders.

The committees that were appointed to converse with different members of the Church report as follows.

Mr. E. W. Daniels had a conversation with Miss M. A. Stewart who confessed that she had done wrong and was sorry for her sins and wishes the Session to do with her as they thought best.

Session agrees that she should be deprived of the privileges of the Church until they were satisfied of her sincere repentence.

Mr. D. C. Aikin had a conversation with Mrs. N. A. Lowe who confessed her sorrow and asked to be restored to the privileges of the Church. Session agreed that as Mrs. Lowe had attended Church and done all she could to wipe out the stain and was satisfied of her repentence, agreed to restore her to the privileges of the church immediately.

Mr. J. A. Marquis had a conversation with Mr. Wm. Kirk who had neglected the ordinances of the Lord's House. He confessed that he had neglected his duty and promised to do better in the future. The Session agreed to continue his case until after the meeting.

Mr. S. Aikin had a conversation with Mr. S. Marquis Jr. who had been acting very unchristian for some time back. He confessed in part and agreed to meet the Session at this meeting. Met with the Session. Said he had nothing to state to the Session to indicate his course. He wanted the Session to do what they thought best with him. He did not wish to bring shame and disgrace upon the Church. After a free and Christian conversation with him in regard to his course, he promised, by the help of God, to do better in the future.

After due deliberation, the Session resolved to suspend further action in this case until we have further evidence of his sincerity and that he be deprived of the privileges of the Church until the Session is satisfied of his sincerity.

On motion that these decisions be read from the pulpit.

On motion that Mr. J. A. Marquis be a committee to converse with Mr. R. Boggs who had been guilty of drunkeness.

On motion that we adjourn. Closed with prayer.

Dec. 31st.

Session met. Opened with prayer, by the Moderator.

Members present were Rev. Wm. Aikin, Moderator, J. A. Marquis, E. E. Daniels, S. Aikin and D. C. Aikin (elders).

There being no business before the Session, took a recess until Saturday the 2nd day of Jan. after services.

Sat. evening, Jan. 2, 1858.

Session met after services. Members present as before.

Mr. John Ginn was, after examination, recieved on profession of his faith in Christ as a member of this Church.

Sabbath, January 3, A. D. 1858.

Baptised Mr. Jno. Ginn, who made a public profession of his faith in Christ before the Congregation.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper administered by the Rev. Wm. Aikin.

Sabbath night.

Session adjourned. Closed with prayer. D. C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

Thus far examined and approved at Zanesville, April 7, 1858.

W. Norris Grimes, Moderator.

Olive Church, April 17th A. D. 1858.

Session met and was opened with prayer.

Members present were Rev. M. R. Miller, Moderator, Messrs. J. A. Marquis, E. W. Daniels, Samuel Aikin and D. C. Aikin (elders).

The following persons were recieved into the full communion of the Church by letter from the A. R. Church at Cumberland, Mr. J. A. Johnston and Mrs. Sarah Y. Johnson, and on profession of faith in Christ, Mr. James Dalzell, Mr. Warren Timberlick, Miss ______ Dalzell, Miss Lydda Selix, Miss Isabella J. Aikin and Miss M. A. Aikin. Session took a recess until after sermon to-night.

Saturday night, April 17th, 1858.

Session met. Members present as to-day.

Miss Elizabeth Jolly, Miss Catherine Lyons and Miss _____ Relly were admited to the full communion of the Church on profession of their faith. Session took a recess until to-morrow.

Sabbath, April 18th, 1858.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by the Rev. M. R. Miller.

Miss Elizabeth Jolly and Miss Lydis Selix recieved the ordinance of Baptism.

Monday night, April 19th, 1858.

Session met. Member present as at the former meetings.

Mr. John A. Timberlick was recieved into full communion of the Church on profession of his faith. There being no other business claiming the attention of Session, adjourned. Closed with prayer.

D. C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

Olive Church, September the 26th, 1858.

Session met and was opened with prayer. Members present were Rev. Mathew R. Miller, Moderator, Messrs. Samuel Aikin, Easton W. Daniels, Joseph Marquis and David C. Aikin, (elders).

Miss Pricilla Timberlick was recieved into the full communion of the Church on profession of her faith in Christ.

Mrs. Phebe McGlashan and Mr. John Knox McGlashan were recieved by letter. Session took a recess until this evening after service.

Saturday evening.

Members present as of to-day.

Miss Martha Boggs appeared before the Session after having considerable conversation with her, her case was laid over until to-morrow and Mr. Easton W. Daniels was appointed a committee to inform her of the same.

Session took a recess until to-morrow after sermon.

Sabbath morning, September 27th, 1858.

Session met. Members present as of yesterday.

Mr. John M. Collins was recieved into the full communion of the Church on profession of his faith in Christ.

Miss Martha Boggs' case was then brought up and the Session agreed to recieve her into full communion of the Church.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by the Rev. Mathew R. Miller.

Monday Sept. 28th, 1858.

There being no business claiming the attention of Session, adjourned to meet at the call of the Moderator. Closed with prayer.

David C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

Olive Church, March 10th A. D., 1859.

Session met and was opened with prayer.

Members present were Rev. M. R. Miller, Moderator, Elders present, Mr. J. A. Marquis, E. W. Daniels, Samuel Aikin and David C. Aikin.

The following persons were admitted to the communion of the Church by letter, Mrs. Pricilla Miller, Mrs. Mary W. Stevens and, on examination, Miss Phoebe E. Cain. There being no other business, Session took a recess until to-morrow evening after preaching.

Friday evening, March 11th, 1859.

Session met. There being no business, Session adjourned until to-morrow after sermon.

Saturday, March 12, 1859.

Session met. Members present, Rev. M. R. Miller, Moderator, Messrs. J. A. Marquis, E. W. Daniels and Samuel Aikin (elders).

The following persons were recieved into the full communion of the Church by letter, Doc, J. R. Bell, Mr. Isaac Paxton and Nancy Paxton. There being no other business, Session adjourned until to-morrow after service.

Sabbath, March 13th, 1859.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper administered by the Rev. M. R. Miller.

Monday, March 14th, 1859.

Session met. Members present were Rev. M. R. Miller, Moderator, Messrs. E. W. Daniels, J. A. Marquis, S. Aikin and D. C. Aikin (elders).

Mr. David C. Aikin who was Clerk of the Session, resigned and the Rev. M. R. Miller was elected Clerk of the Session.

There being no other business claiming the attention of the Session, adjourned. Closed with prayer. D. C. Aikin, Clerk of the Session.

Examined and approved in Presbytery at McConnelsville, O., Apr. 13, 1859.

W. V. Milligan, Moderator.

Olive Church, August 6th, 1859.

Session met at the call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer.

Present were Rev. M. R. Miller, Moderator, with Joseph A. Marquis, Samuel Aikin and E. W. Daniel, elders.

Miss Charlotte Gilbert, with a certificate of admission from the Congregational Church of Marietta, Ohio and Mr. George A. Bell with a Certificate of dismission from the Presbyterian Church of Bristol were recieved into the full communion of this Church.

Session had a recess until Monday after worship.

Monday, August 8, 1859.

Session met according to adjournment and the business appearing to be finished, adjourned to meet at the call of the Moderator. Closed with prayer.

M. R. Miller, Moderator, Clerk of the Session.

Olive Church, Dec. 29th, 1859.

Session met at the call of the Moderator and was opened with prayer.

Present were Rev. M. R. Miller, Moderator, with, J. A. Marquis, Samuel Aikin, D. C. Aikin and E. W. Daniel, elders.

A conversation was held on the general interests of the Church and it being stated that Miss Elizabeth Jolly had absented herself from the Church and had otherwise made her Christian consistancy suspicious, Messrs, J. A. Marquis and samuel Aikin were appointed a committee to converse with her.

Session took a recess until Sat. the 31st after public worship.

Dec. 31st, 1859.

Session came to-gether when Mrs. Sarah Jane Harman and Miss Emaline Phipps applied for admission into the communion of the Church. They were examined and unaminously recieved.

Session had a recess until Monday after worship.