Proceedings in Book 1 continued
November 2, 1836.
An election was held and Samuel Marquis, Joseph Marquis, Michael Morrison, Alexander Greenlee and James McGlashan were elected Trustees and Peter Eckley, Treasurer.
A subscription for building a meeting house in the town of Sharon is as follows.
Those whose names are hereto annexed do promise to pay to the Treasurer of the Presbyterian Church of Olive the sum annexed to our names for the purpose of building a Presbyterian meeting house in the town of Sharon or vicinity. Said house to be a frame building, one story high, 30 feet wide and 40 feet long, to be framed, weatherboarded and shingled in a good workmanlike manner, one third to be paid against the first of September next ensueing, the other two thirds on or against the first of January 1837.
Witness our names with our sums annexed this 24th day of March 1836.
With some other small sums recieved and likewise some paid out. And the congregation thought the dimensions of the house too small. The Trustees thought fit to add five feet to the length making it 45 feet. And entered into an article with Lewis Ackley, carpenter to do the work. The work done and the carpenter's reciept which is as follows. viz.
Sharon, December 16th, 1836.
Recieved of Peter Eckley one hundred and fifty-two dollars and seventy-five cents on account of building the meeting house in full of all demands by me. (Signed) Lewis Ackley
Stoves were purchased in Zanesville of Mr. Richard Collum for the sum of thirty-two dollars. Nails, hinges, etc. in Marietta of Mr. Woodbridge for the sum of --------. Glass bought of Mr. Wooton in Sharon for four dollars and fifty cents.
An election was held for officers in the congregation and the results were as follows: Samuel Marquis, Joseph Marquis, John Morrison, Reuben Boggs, William Lyons, Trustees and Peter Eckley, Treasurer. The foregoing election was held the 16th day of October 1837.
Sharon, March 10, 1838.
Recieved in full of the Trustees of the Olive Congregation our portion of the old meeting house in the town of Sharon, according to an Act of the Legislature providing for the sale of the house. The signatures by us as Trustees of the Associate Reformed Church. Joseph Manifold. (Note - There is at least one other name here that can't be made out from the old book).
Olive, October 15, 1838.
An election was held and Edward Parrish, George Lyons, Peter Eckley, Joseph Marquis and John Morrison were elected Trustees and Benjamine Manifold, Treasurer. (Balance of this paragraph unreadable).
February 25, 1839.
An election for officers was held and Samuel Marquis and George Lyons, Reuben Boggs, William Lyons and Peter Eckley were elected Trustees and Peter Eckley Treasurer for the ensueing year.
July 4, 1840.
At a meeting of the congregation a vote was taken for ten seats for the meeting house. At a meeting of the congregation last year it was voted to fill the house with seats. When being done the seats were let for two years to pay the Pastor's salary.
Olive, November, 1840.
An election was held for officers and Samuel Collins, John Byers, Joseph Marquis, Jonathan Lyons and Isaac Paxton were elected Trustees and Isaac Paxton, Clerk and Treasurer for the present year.
April 12, 1841.
A congregational meeting was held and Peter Eckley and Joseph Marquis were appointed delegates to form a union with Mount Zion congregation.
Olive, November 12, 1841.
An election was held and Samuel Marquis, Reuben Boggs, William Lyons, Michael Morrison and Peter Eckley were put in Trustees for the present year and Peter Eckley, Secretary.
Olive, March 21, 1842.
The vote of the congregation was taken for painting the meeting house. Voted in the affirmative.
August 24, 1842.
At a congregational meeting the votes were taken for laying the salary on the seats. 16 voted for and 5 against and Saturday the 3rd of September was appointed for the sale of the same. On that day they were sold.
Olive, October 24, 1842.
An election was held for Trustees and Clerk and Treasurer for the ensuing year and Joseph A. Marquis, Jonathan Lyons, Alexander Greenlee, Easton W. Daniels and Peter Eckley were elected Trustees and Peter Eckley, Clerk and Treasurer.
November 10, 1842.
For the convenience of collecting, the Trustees divided the congregation of Olive into the four following Districts.
Olive, November 21, 1843.
Rcd. of Peter Eckley, Treasurer of Olive Congregation one hundred and thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents the amount of my salary for the year ending November, 1842. Signed -- William Reed.
Olive, Nov. 22, 1843.
James Thelly?, Robert Marquis, Samuel Marquis, Michael Morrison and Thomas Lyons were elected Trustees for the ensuing year and Peter Eckley, Treasurer and Clerk.
Olive, Oct. 22, 1844.
The Congregation met and voted to sell the seats on the second day of November, next.
November 2, 1844.
The Congregation met and sold as many of the seats as could be disposed of according to the above resolution.
At an election for Trustees and Clerk on the second day of November, 1844. James McGlashan, Reuben Boggs, Joseph A. Marquis, Jonathan Lyons and Peter Eckley were elected Trustees and Peter Eckley, Treasurer and Clerk for the ensuing year.
Olive Church, Nov. 3, 1845.
At a meeting for officers for the Church it being a vote of the house to dispense with the usual plan of voting by ballot and the following persons were nominated and voted into office be the yeas and nays for Treasurer and Clerk for the Trustees, Peter Eckley and for Trustees, Joseph Marquis, Robert Thompson, Samuel Marquis, James Kelly and Peter Eckley.
Recieved April 1, 1846 of Peter Eckley, Treasurer of Olive Congregation, one hundred and forty-seven dollars and eighty-one cents as part of my salary for the year ending November 1, 1843 and one hundred and eighteen dollars and ninety-three cents for the year ending November 1, 1844.
November 3, 1846.
Recieved of Peter Eckley, Treasurer of Olive Congregation, my salary in full for the years ending November 1st, 1843 and 1844. --Signed--William Reed--
November 3, 1846.
Recieved of Mr. Peter Eckley, Treasurer of Olive Congregation, one hundred and nineteen dollars as part of my salary for the year ending November, 1845.
November 26, 1846.
An election was held this day for officers and James McGlashan, Reuben Boggs, Joseph Glenn, Joseph A. Marquis and Samuel Aikin were elected Trustees for the ensuing year. Samuel Aikin was elected Treasurer and Clerk.
November 11, 1846.
Recieved of Mr. Aikin, treasurer of Olive Congregation eighty-one dollars of my salary for the year ending November 1, 1845. --Signed--William Reed--
November 15, 1847.
According to previous notice, an election was held for Treasurer, Clerk and Trustees. The following persons were duly elected as officers for the coming year. For Treasurer and Clerk, Samuel Aikin. Trustees, Edward Parrish, Michael Morrison, M. L. Clutter, Joseph A. Marquis, William Marquis. Clerks, John Boggs, David Paxton, Sam Aikin and William Marquis.
Feb. 14 AD, 1848.
Recieved of W. G. Eakin, Treasurer of Olive Congregation, my salary in full for the year ending Nov. 1846. Wm. Reed.
November 12, 1848.
Recieved of Mr. G. Eakin, Treasurer of Olive Congregation, my salary in full for the year ending November, 1847. Wm. Reed