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Another Session Book Records continued.

Sharon, Ohio Feb. 11, 1900.

Session met and opened with prayer. During preparatory service, the following persons appeared before the Session and were recieved into membership on profession of faith, Mr. John A. Thompson, Mrs. Mattie Thompson, Mr. Frank Marquis, Samuel Ray Dudley and Edgar A. Love, all of which had been previously baptized.

At this service, all the twenty new members were publicly recieved into membership and those who had not been baptized, were baptized at this time. In the communion service to-day the Pastor was assisted by Rev. D. D. Bigger (D. D.?) Members of Session present were John Boggs, W. J. Marquis, James Gill and George Love. Closed with prayer. George Love Jr., Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio April 8, 1900.

The session submits the following annual statistical report for 1899-1900.

Number of Elders - 6.

Whole number of communicants - 100.

Sunday School Membership - 195.

New Members recieved - 21.

Home Missions $45.00

Ministerial Relief 4.00

Education 5.00

Aid for Colleges 6.00

General Assembly 7.05

Foriegn Missions 17.00

Publication 5.00

Freedmen 4.00

Church Erection 3.00

Congregational Expenses 400.00

Total $496.05

 

George Love Jr., Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Apr. 8, 1900.

The minutes of the past year were read and approved in meeting of Session.

Wm. A. Atkinson, Moderator.

Approved by Presbytery in session at Cadiz, April 24, 1900.

W. A. Atkinson, Moderator.

Apr. 22, 1900.

At a meeting of the Session, Elders present, John M. Boggs, James Gill, Warren Marquis, George Love Jr. resigned the office of Sessional Clerk and James Gill was elected Clerk. Opened and closed with prayer. James Gill Clerk.

Nov. 4, 1900.

Session met and Elders present were Love, Boggs, Gill and Marquis.

Mr. John Marquis and Wife were recieved by letter from Sharon M. E. Church.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by Rev. Atkinson.

Opened and closed with prayer. James Gill, Clerk.

Feb. 8, 1901.

Session met. Elders present were Boggs and Gill.

Miss Mae Gill and Mr. Albion Osborne and Wife appeared before the Session and, upon profession of faith were recieved in full membership of this Church.

James Gill, Clerk.

Feb. 10, 1901.

Communion to-day. Miss Mae Gill and Mr. Albion Osborne and Wife were publicly recieved.

Infant baptism was administered to Azel Albion Osborne and Francis Edward Huston. James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Mar. 31, 1901.

Session met. Elders present were Gill, Boggs and Marquis. James Gill was elected to represent this Church at Presbytery, John M. Boggs, alternate.

Session opened and closed with prayer. James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Mar. 31, 1901.

This Session submits the following Statistical report for 1900-1901.

Number of Elders - 5.

Members added on profession - 3.

Added by letter - 2.

Infants baptized - 2.

Whole number communicants -100.

Sunday School Membership - 163.

Ministerial relief $3.00

Education 3.00

Home Missions 35.00

Foriegn Missions 33.00

General Assembly 7.00

Sunday School Work 8.00

Freedmen 4.00

Aid for Colleges 3.00

Church Erection 3.00

Congregation Expenses 450.00

Total $549.00

James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Apr. 7, 1901.

The minutes of the past year were read and approved in meeting of Session.

W. A. Atkinson, Moderator.

Examined in Presbytery, Apr. 10, 1901, and approved.

R. S. Coffey, Moderator.

Dec. 22, 1901.

Session met. W. A. Atkinson, Moderator. Elders present were Gill, Boggs and Marquis.

Opened with prayer. Upon their own request, Mr. & Mrs. J. N. Parrish were granted letters of dismission from this Church. Closed with prayer. James Gill, Clerk.

Jan. 24, 1902.

During a series of meetings held from Jan. 12 to the 26th the following persons presented themselves and upon profession of their faith were recieved into this Church, Miss Ollie Baker, Miss Mariba Cain, Miss Belle Huston, Miss Olive Evans, Miss Leona Keyser, Miss Jessie Parrish, Mr. Edson Wiley and Elijah Marquis. All of these except Miss Baker and Mr. Wiley recieved the ordinance of Baptism at the communion service, Feb. 2nd. James Gill, Clerk.

Annual Statistical Report for 1901-1902.

Elders - 5.

Added on profession - 8.

Added by letter - 3.

Entire roll - 100.

Sunday School enrollment -149.

Ministerial relief $4.00

Home Missions 35.00

Sunday School work 9.00

Aid for Colleges 5.00

Congregation Expenses 500.00

Education 4.00

Foriegn Missions 17.00

Freedmen 5.00

Church Erection 3.00

General Assembly 7.00

Total $589.00

 

March 30, 1902.

Session met and was opened with prayer. Elders present were Gill, Boggs and Marquis. W. A. Atkinson, Moderator. The minutes of the past year were read and approved.

W. A. Atkinson, Moderator.

Thus far examined and approved in Presbytery in session at Mr. Pleasant, O., Apr. 9, 1902. W. F. Wier, Moderator.

Sharon, Ohio Oct. 26, 1902.

At a congregational meeting held for the purpose of electing Elders, the following were elected and were to-day ordained and installed, Mr. John Huston, Mr. G. E. Marquis and Mr. B. R. Parrish. James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Nov. 2, 1902.

Session convened at the call of the Moderator, Rev. W. A. Atkinson. Elders present were J. M. Gill, B. R. Parrish, J. Huston and G. E. Marquis.

Opened with prayer. Letters of dismission were granted to Mrs. Alice Brown and Miss Beulah Brown to the Presbyterian Church of Granville, Ohio. Also letters were granted to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Marquis to Presbyterian Church of Beverly, Ohio. Meeting closed with prayer. James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Feb. 2, 1903.

Session met at the call of the Moderator, Rev. W. A. Atkinson. Elders present were J. Gill, G. E. Marquis, J. Huston and B. R. Parrish.

Opened with prayer. The following persons presented themselves and made profession of their faith in Jesus Christ and were recieved into this Church, Mr. Chas. Stewart, Mr. Frank Steen, Mr. Frank Jennings and Mr. Herbert Huston. All recieved the ordinance of Baptism except Chas. Stewart, having been previously been baptised. Closed with prayer. James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Apr. 5, 1903.

Session met at the call of the Moderator. Elders present were James Gill John Huston, G. E. Marquis and B. R. Parrish. The minutes of the past year were read and approved. Mr. B. R. Parish was appointed a delegate to Presbytery at Barnesville, Apr. 20, 1903.

The Session submits the following Statistical Report.

Number of Elders - 5.

Total Membership - 96.

Sunday School Membership - 150.

Added on profession of faith - 4.

Foriegn Missions $25.00

Ministerial Relief 4.00

Education 4.00

Aid for Colleges 3.00

General Assembly 6.00

Home Missions 31.00

Sunday School Work 5.00

Freedman 5.00

Church Erection 3.00

Congregational Expenses 400.00

Total $486.00

Approved at Barnesville, Apr. 21, 1903. W. Loveridge Oliver, Moderator.

Sharon, Ohio Oct. 17, 1903.

Session met and was opened by prayer. Rev. Atkinson, Moderator. Elders present were Parrish, Marquis, and Gill. William McGee and wife were recieved by letter from the M. P. Church of Hoskinsville, Ohio. Closed with prayer.

James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Dec. 8, 1903.

Session met and was opened with prayer. Rev. Atkinson, Moderator. Elders present were Parrish, Huston and Marquis.

Mrs. Charity Caldwell and Miss Phoebe Cain came before Session and upon profession of faith in Jesus Christ were received into the communion of this Church. There also was recieved by letter, Miss Cora Marquis. Closed with prayer. James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Dec. 27, 1903.

Communion observed to-day. Mrs. Charity Caldwell and Miss Phoebe Cain recieved sacrament of baptism and they together with Miss Cora Marquis were publicly recieved.

James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Feb. 17, 1904.

Session met and was opened with prayer. Elders present were Parrish, Huston, Marquis and Gill. Huston was elected Moderator. Mrs. Anna Dennis was granted a letter of dismissal. Closed with prayer. James Gill, Clerk.

Sharon, Ohio Feb. 17, 1904.

The Session submits the following statistical report.

Number of Elders - 5.

Added on profession - 2.

Added by letter - 3.

Total membership - 99.

Sunday School Membership - 102.

Foriegn Missions $17.60

Ministerial Relief 3.00

Education 3.00

Aid for Colleges 10.00

Congregational Expenses 400.00

Home MIssions 31.10

Publication & Sunday 4.00

Freedmen 3.00

Church Erection 3.00

Total $474.70

 

James Gill, Clerk.

Examined and approved by Presbytery at Bellaire, Apr. 19, 1904.

W. V. Hinkel, Moderator.

Eard(l?) D. Stewart, Cora Mae Stewart and Charley Everett Stewart, infants were baptized Nov. 19, 1892. J. A. Bower.

Edgar Allen Love was baptized, A. D. 1890 by Rev. J. A. Bower.

June 16, A. D., 1895, Kiska M. Lowe and Lulu B. Lowe were baptized by Rev. L. E. Keith.

 

Thus endeth the Session minute book begining, Olive, Aug. 26 A. D., 1854.

 

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At the end of the session book the following page was found:

An agreement made and concluded this 18th day of June, A. D. 1881. By and between W. Burlingame & Son of Noble County, Ohio of the first part and the Building committee of the Presbyterian Church of Sharon and County and State aforesaid of the second part. Witnesseth, that whereas the said party of the first part agrees to build a Church House of the following dimensions. Viz. house to be 36 x 48 feet including vestibule. Vestibule to be 8 x 36 feet. House to be 16 ft. high between floor and ceiling and House to have 12, twelve light windows and one in gable end, glass to be 10 x 24 in. House to have a slate roof of good material. House to be weatherboarded with lapped weatherboarding of good yellow poplar. House to have one double door in front 5 x 7 ft. and two single doors inside of vestibule 2' 10 in x 6' 10 in. House to have a sufficient number of seats to fill the house. House to have these seats to be pine. The party of the first part agrees to use the best material and the work to be done in a workmanshiplike manner.

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