Proceedings in Book 1 continued
Sharon Feb. 8, 1861.
The members and supporters of the Church of Olive met according to previous announcement and was organized by calling John Archibald to the Chair and appointing Calvin McGlashan secretary. On motion of Samuel Eakin it was agreed upon that the meeting proceed to elect two (2) Deacons to serve in said Church. Vote to be taken by ballot. Vote being taken resulted in the election of the following persons to office of Deacon, Michael Morrison, junior and Thomas Racy.
Sharon, March 30, 1863.
According to previous announcement the members and supporters of Olive Church met and organized by calling John Archibald to the Chair and appointing Calvin McGlashan, Secretary.
On motion of Joseph Marquis, the Deacons of said Church were called upon for a report which they proceeded to do but not being entirely prepared it was decided to give them two to make a full report and to deliver to the Church a full reciept from Rev. Russell for the labor he has performed since he has been Pastor of this Church.
On motion of J. A. Marquis, there was a vote of the congregation who would continue their subscription for the next year as it has been for the last year. Which resulting in the affirmative 11, in the negative. (This is not clear, but this is the actual text).
On motion there was a committee of three appointed by the chair to inform Mr. Watson Russell of the result of the vote. The chair then appointed Joseph A. Marquis, sen., Calvin McGlashan and Samuel Aikin.
On motion of S. Aikin the Deacons were instructed to use some ten dollars, money on hand from a fund at their discretion for any purpose connected with the Church.
On motion of John Boggs it was decided to adjourn to Saturday the 11th day of April at two o'clock, p.m.
Sharon, April 11, 1863.
According to previous announcement, the members and supporters of Olive Church met and organized by calling John Archibald as Chairman and C. H. Schreiber as Secretary. The Deacons of the church reported and gave a full reciept for the past two years of Rev. W. Russell's labor performed in this Church. The Deacons later reported that there was sixteen dollars due Rev. W. Russell for labor performed beyond his call to this Church, namely, for the first five months. On motion of Mr. Morrison the Deacons were requested to hand a paper over to the organization and supporters of this Church to try to raise this amount by subscription.
On motion of Mr. Samuel Aikin the congregation was to ask Presbytery to disolve the Pastoral relation between Rev. W. Russell and the Olive Church after the written wish of Rev. W. Russell to this meeting.
On motion of Mr. S. Aikin there were appointed the following members of this Church as Trustees, Michael Morrison, jun., Warren Marquis, James Kelly, William Miller, jun., Asa Stoneking and John Collins.
On motion of Mr. John Boggs the commission from this Church being instructed to form a relation with the Bristol Church.
On motion, of Mr. S. Aikin, Mr. Joseph was appointed to report to Mr. Russell the proceedings of this meeting. On motion the meeting was adjourned. C. H. Schreiber (secretary), John Archibald, Chairman.
Sharon, September 14, 1863.
The members and supporters of the Olive Church met according to previous announcement and was organized by calling Samuel McGary to the chair and Thomas Racy secretary. On motion of Rev. Russell that we proceed to elect elders(?). On motion of Joseph Marquis, sen. we postponed for ? weeks. On motion of Mr. Daniels that the Church instruct delegate to Presby. try----------(blank)
Oct. 1 ----.
According to previous announcement of Olive Church the members and supporters of Olive Church met and organized by calling John Archibald to the chair and appointing Calvin McGlashan as Secretary. The object of the meeting was that referred to by Joseph Marquis to elect Elders. On motion of John Boggs it was decided to not go into an election of Elders at this time. (Note - The balance of this page is unreadable.)
The members and supporters of Olive Church met and appointed John Archibald as Chairman of this meeting and C. H. Schreiber, secretary. On motion of Joseph Marquis it was agreed to supply this congregation with preaching. On motion by John Boggs it was agreed to make a subscription for Rev. Mahaffe to supply the congregation with preaching. On motion of John Boggs a committee was appointed to wait on Mr. Mahaffee for that purpose. The committee being Mr. Racy K. Harmon and Mr. Thomas Racey. The meeting was adjourned.
The report of the committee, Mr. Joseph Marquis and Thomas Racey was heard that the Rev. Mr. Mahaffee would supply the congregation with preaching until the meeting of the next Presbytery. On motion the meeting was adjourned. John Archibald, chairman. E. H. Schreiber, sec.
According to previous notice the Olive Church met in Congregational meeting. On motion of J. M. Boggs, Mr. Samuel Eakin was called to the chair. On motion of Mr. Archibald, Mr. Thomas Racy acted as Secretary. The object of the meeting being stated, Mr. Archibald moved that there be a subscription circulated for the purpose of procuring the mininteral labors of the Reverent Mahaffy for six months. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned. Thomas Racy, sec.
Note: This seems to be all the records made of the proceedings of the Trustees of the Olive (now Sharon) Presbyterian Church. Records transcribed from hand written records and copied by Byron L. Marquis in the late 1970's.