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RECORDS OF THE CONGREGATION

OF OLIVE 1831

(Note: The above is as written on the Title page of the first Session record book of the Olive Presbyterian Church prior to its incorporation in March 7, 1836.)

CHURCH RECORDS

John Marquis, John Lyons and Peter Eckley who were formerly ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church and having been regularly elected were, on the 7th day of August 1831 installed into this office in the congregation of Olive.

Benjamin Manifold and Isaac Paxton who were formerly Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church and having been regularly elected as Elders in this Church were on this 24th day of June 1837 installed into their office in this Congregation.

 

 

RECORDS OF SESSION

August 20th, 1831.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: Robert Rutherford, Moderator, Elders, John Lyons, John Marquis, and Peter Eckley. William Meritts and Marie, his wife and Hannah Eckley were recieved on Certificate, as members of this Church in full communion. James Reed, Hannah Lyons and Margaret Parish were recieved as members in full communion on examination. Adjourned, concluded with prayer. Peter Eckley, Session clerk.

August 21, 1831.

Children Baptised.

Robert W. Marquis, John B. Marquis, William Marquis, Joseph P. Marquis, Warren J. Marquis, Matilda Ann Marquis and Nelson Marquis, children of Samuel and Betsy Marquis.

Hannah Boggs and James Wallace Boggs, children of Reuben and Eleanor Boggs.

Nancy Meritt, daughter of William and M. Meritt.

Thomas R. Eckley, son of Peter and Hannah Eckley.

Margaret Parrish, an adult.

May 6th, 1832.

Baptised, Serepta Jane Marquis, daughter of Samuel and Betsy Marquis.

December 17th, 1831.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present, John Pitkin, Moderator. Elders, John Lyons, John Marquis and Peter Eckley.

Michael Morrison and Mary, his wife, were recieved on examination as members of this Church in full communion. Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. Peter Eckley, Session clerk.

Feb. 23, 1832.

Baptised, Martha Ann Morrison and Michael McClure Morrison children of Michael and Mary Morrison.

August 4, 1832.

Session met. Constituted with Prayer. Members present: Robert Rutherford, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, John Lyons, and Peter Eckley. George Morrison and his wife Agness were recieved on certificate as members of this Church in full communion. Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. Peter Eckley, clerk.

Sharon, August 9th, 1832.

The Session of the church of Olive met according to appointment. Opened with prayer. Members present: J. B. Plumstend, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, Peter Eckley and Henry Hunter from Buffalo.

The Session felt it its duty for the honor of the Church to inquire into a report supposed to have been circulated by Michael Morrison touching the character of John Lyons, one of the Elders of the Church, namely, that the said Lyons had been guilty of crime too bad to be told. On investigation of the subject it appeared that at a previous meeting called for the purpose of settling the difficulty the said Morrison denied that he ever circulated such a report but on a more mature deliberation when he appeared before us he acknowledged that he had made such a statement and that he was heartily sorry for it and promised to strive to do better in future. Whereupon, the Session recommended that the proceedings and acknowledgement be read from the Pulpit as soon as practicable. Adjourned. Closed with prayer.

By order of the Session.

J. B. Plumstead, Moderator.

April 14th, 1833.

Margaret Lyons departed this life.

May 11th, 1833.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present. Robert Rutherford, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, John Lyons and Peter Eckley.

Rebecca Stewart, Katherins Byers and her daughter, Nancy Byers were recieved on certificate as members of this Church in full communion. Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. Peter Eckley.

Sept. 28, 1833.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: John Pitkin, Moderator. Elders, John Lyons, John Marquis and Peter Eckley.

James McGlashan and Phebe McGlashan, his wife, were recieved on certificate as members of this congregation in full communion. Alexander Greenlee, Margaret McCune and Juliana Byers were recieved as members of this Church in full communion on examination. Adjourned. Concluded with prayer. Peter Eckley, Clerk.

Sept. 29, 1833.

Children Baptised.

Thomas Lyons, John Lyons, Nancy Lyons, Robert Lyons, Alexander Foster Lyons, Katherine Lyons and George Lyons, children of Sarah Lyons.

Robert Jackson Meritt, son of W. and M. Meritt.

Harrison McCune, son of Margaret McCune, widow.

Mary Jane Byers, daughter of John and Juliana Byers.

Eleanor Alice Boggs, daughter of Reuben and Eleanor Boggs.

Zanesville, Apr. 2, 1834.

Thus far examined and approved by Presbytery. Samuel Rose, Moderator.

April 29, 1834.

Children baptised.

Mary Ann Work, an orphan girl bound to Alexander and Jane Greenlee.

Also Mary Greenlee, Eleanor Greenlee, Margaret Greenlee, Agnes Greenlee, Masse Dixon Greenlee and James Alexander Greenlee, children of the above named Alexander and Jane Greenlee.

Recorded by Peter Eckley, clerk.

June 2, 1834.

George Morrison departed this life.

July 27, 1834.

Baptised. Eleanor Katherine Marquis, Daughter of Samuel and Betsy Marquis.

Likewise, John Calvin Eckley, son of Peter and Hannah Eckley.

Thus far recorded by Peter Eckley, Session clerk.

August 16th, 1834.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present. William Wallace, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, Peter Eckley and John Lyons. Resolved unanimously that Session concur with the Ministers and Elders who have published their Act and testimony against the errors now prevalent in the Presbyterian Church and do hereby declare their concurrence in said Act and Testimony. Resolved that the members of Session sign their names to this resolution for publication in the Presbyterian.

Recieved on Certificate as regular members of this Church, in full communion: John Trainer and Lydia Trainer, his wife, Ronald McDonald and Katherine McDonald, his wife, and by examination, Joseph Marquis. Closed with prayer. Peter Eckley, clerk.

August 17th, 1834.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper administered by Rev. William Wallace.

Children baptised: John Knox, son of James and Phebe McGlashan.

Martha Ellen and John Edward, children of Joseph and Alice Marquis.

Mary Lyons, daughter of Jonathan and Margaret Lyons.

Margaret Jane Trainer, daughter of John and Lydia Trainer.

Sarah Eleanor Byers, daughter of John and Julia Ann Byers.

Recorded by Peter Eckley, clerk.

October 5th, 1834.

Margaret McQuown, dismissed by Certificate. Peter Eckley, secretary.

November 3rd, 1834.

Lucetta Stewart dismissed by Certificate. Recorded by Peter Eckley, Session Clerk.

Thus far examined and approved by Presbytery at Zanesville, Zanesville, Apr. 8th 1835. Charles M. P_________, moderator.

April 9th, 1835.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present. Rev. Charles M. Putnam, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, John Lyons and Peter Eckley.

And recieved into this Congregation as regular members of the Church in full Communion on Certificate the following named persons: John Glenn and Nancy, his wife and Joseph Glenn and Ann, his wife. Jane Cozard Grace Carruthers, widow. Closed with prayer.

April 10, 1835.

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper administered by the Rev. Charles M. Putnam and on the 11th Baptised the following children:

Mary Katherine Timberlake, daughter of Hannah Timberlake.

Martha Lyons, daughter of Jonathan and Margaret Lyons.

Joseph Glenn, son of Joseph and Ann Glenn and

William Merrett Stewart, Allen Stewart, Philip Stewart, Margaret Ann Stewart, James Stewart and Rebecca Elisabeth Stewart, children of Rebecca Stewart.

Peter Eckley, clerk.

November 21st, 1835.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: Rev. James Culbertson, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, John Lyons and Peter Eckley.

Recieved on Certificate as regular members of this Congregation in full communion, John Wells and Nancy Wells, his wife. Closed with prayer. Peter Eckley, clerk.

Thus far examined and approved, Apr. 6, 1835 at Zanesville, Francis Bartlett, Moderator.

April 16, 1836.

James Reed dismissed by Certificate.

May 13, 1836.

Juliann Byers departed this life.

June 25, 1836.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: Rev. William Akins, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, John Lyons and Peter Eckley. Recieved on Certificate as regular members of this Church in full Communion, Isaac Paxton and Nancy, his wife, Margaret Manifold, Benjamin Manifold, his wife Susannah, Samuel Collins and his wife Anne, John Morrison and his wife Mary P. Nine in all.

And on the same day there were baptised Samuel Marquis, infant son of Samuel and Elizabeth Marquis, James Trainer, infant son of John and Lydia Trainer and Elizabeth Mourning, infant daughter of Hannah Timberlake. Sabbath the 26th Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered. Monday morning 27th. Session closed with prayer. Peter Eckley, clerk.

Sept. 1, 1835.

Thomas Byers dismissed by Certificate.

Sept. 24th, 1835.

Mary Long and Nancy Marquis dismissed to join the Associate Reformed Church. Peter Eckley, clerk.

Olive, December 17th, 1836.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: Rev. James Culbertson, Moderator. Elders: John Marquis, John Lyons and Peter Eckley. Recieved on examination as regular members of this Church, William Lyons and Thomas Lyons. Session closed with prayer.

December 18, 1836.

The ordinance of the Lord's Supper was administered.

Dec. 19, 1836.

The following children were baptised:

Hannah Eleanor, daughter of Peter and Hannah Eckley,

Clarissa Elsprit, daughter of James and Phebe McGlashan,

Albert Robb Lyons, son of William Lyons and

Robert Boggs, son of Reuben and Eleanor Boggs.

Olive Church, March 11, 1837.

A sermon preached by Rev. William Wallace from Matthew 20th chapter, 21st verse, last clause, As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

After sermon, according to previous notice the regular course having been taken, Rev. William Wallace proceeded to Moderate a call for Rev. John Arthur.

April 5th, 1837.

Thus far approved by Presbytery. S. Willson.

Olive, June 25, 1837.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: Rev. William Wallace, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, John Lyons, Benjamin Manifold and Peter Eckley.

Recieved, on examination, as a regular member in full communion with this Church, Nancy Robb. Session closed with prayer. The ordinance of the Lord's Supper was administered.

Olive, June 26th, 1837.

The following children were baptized:

James Glenn, son of Joseph and Ann Glenn,

Elizabeth Marquis, daughter of Joseph and Alice Marquis,

Benjamin Craig Wells, son of John and Nancy Wells and

Hannah Agness Lyons, dau. of William Lyons.

Olive, October 14, 1837.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Member present: Rev. John Arthur, Moderator, Elders: John Marquis, John Lyons, Isaac Paxton, Benjamin Manifold and Peter Eckley.

Recieved as regular members in full communion with this Church on examination, Elizabeth McGlashan, Katherine Kain, Isabelle Thompson, Margaret Hopper, Margaret Nestleroad and on Certificate, Lucetta Stewart and Jonothan Manson and his wife Mary Jane Manson.

Olive, October 15, 1837.

Adults Baptized:

Margaret Hopper, Margaret Nestleroad and Katherine Kain.

Infants Baptized, Eveline Lyons, daughter of Jonathan and Margaret Lyons,

Emily Smith Manson, daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ann Manson and

Mary Jane Stewart, daughter of Lucetta Stewart.

Session closed with prayer.

November 1, 1837.

A report was circulated unfavorable to the Christian Character of John Trainer. A committee was appointed to attend to the case. And reported as follows, that the said Trainer and a Mr. Robert Crouch met together on the road and after some altercation the said Crouch hastily and unthinkingly said to Trainer that if the said Trainer said so or thus that he the said Trainer told a lie and the said Trainer, under the impulse of the moment and unthinkingly alighted from his horse and stepping around his own beast, though at a distance from said Crouch and taking it up that the said Crouch stated that he told a lie, said not to call him a liar or he would slap him. The above, the parties both acknowledged and are sorry for and promise in the future, through Divine assistance to strive to do better. Signed Robert Crouch -- John Trainer.

November 8th, 1837.

The foresaid Robert Crouch, though not a member in full communion, for the honor of religion, signed to the above. Peter Eckley, clerk. James Anderson, Moderator.

Olive, June 3rd, 1838.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: Rev. John Arthur, Moderator. Elders, John Marquis, John Lyons, Isaac Paxton and Benjamin Manifold. Recieved on examination as a regular member in full communion with this Church, Margaret Ann Eckley. The same day the Lord's Supper was administered.

Olive, June 4th, 1838.

The following children were baptized:

Joseph Trainer, son of John and Lydia Trainer and

Arthur Bingham Marquis, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Marquis.

Session closed with prayer.

Olive, July 1, 1838.

Margaret Ann Eckley, departed this life.

Olive, October 1, 1838.

Jane Cozard, dismissed by Certificate.

Olive, October 13, 1838.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: Rev. John Arthur, Moderator. Elders: John Lyons, John Marquis, Isaac Paxton, Benjamin Manifold and Peter Eckley.

Recieved on examination as regular members in full communion with this Church, Mary Campbell, Mary Ann Nestleroad, Susan Racy and David Lyons. And on Certificate, Mary Byers.

Adults baptized: Mary Campbell and Mary Ann Nestleroad.

Olive, October 14th, 1838.

The Ordinance of the Lord's Supper was administered and on the 15th the following children were baptized:

July Ann Byers, daughter of John and Mary Byers,

Margaret Jane Boggs, daughter of Reuben and Eleanor Boggs and

Eliza Jane Aten, daughter of Aaron H. and Susan Aten.

Session closed with prayer.

March 15, 1839.

Dismissed: Benjamin Manifold and Susan Manifold.

March 20th, 1839.

Dismissed: Jonathan Manson and Mary Ann Manson.

Thus far examined and approved by Presbytery, Salt Creek, April 2, 1839. William Aikin, Moderator.

Olive, June 2nd, 1839.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: John Marquis, John Lyons, Isaac Paxton and Peter Eckley.

Recieved on examination as regular members in full communion of this Church, Daniel Glen and Rebecca, his wife. And on Certificate, James Kelly, and Letitia Kelly, his wife and Hannah Lyons and Francis Charlotte. The ordinance of the Lord's Supper was administered.

June 3rd, 1839.

The following children were baptized:

Margaret Jane, dau. of Joseph and Alice Marquis,

Amy Katherine, daughter of Jonathan and Margaret Lyons,

Mary Malissa, dau. of Daniel and Rebecca Glen,

Samuel David, son of Rebecca Stewart and

Mary Rebecca Lyons, daughter of William and Hannah Lyons.

Olive, August 30th, 1839.

Mary Campbell departed this life.

Olive, 1839.

According to previous notice, Rev. Thomas P. Gordon being called to moderate the Session and preached a sermon from Malachi 3rd Chapter 10th verse and then proceeded to Moderate a call for Nathaniel P. Charlotte.

Olive, November 17th, 1839.

Session met. Constituted with prayer. Members present: James C. Sharon, Moderator. Elders: John Marquis, Isaac Paxton, John Lyons and Peter Eckley.

Recieved on examination as regular members in full communion in this Church, Sarah Ann Campbelle, Sarah Campbelle and Jane Nestleroad and on Certificate, Samuel Cane and his wife Elizabeth Cane. The Ordinance of Baptism was administered to Sarah Campbelle and Jane Nestleroad.

November 18, 1839.

The following children were baptized:

Triphena Romane, daughter of Nathaniel P. and Frances Charlotte,

Susan Elizabeth, daughter of Peter and Hannah Eckley,

James Henry, son of John and Mary Byers,

Isaac, son of Joseph and Ann Glen and

James, son of Isabelle Thompson.

Olive, November 19th, 1839.

Presbytery met to install and Ordain Mr. N. P. Charlotte, Pastor of said Congregation. Mr. Charlotte delivered his trial sermon from 2nd Timothy, 11th chapter and 10th verse, first clause, Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake. Presbytery sustained the Sermon and proceeded. Mr. Sharon preached the sermon from Romans, first chapter sixteenth verse and Mr. Wilson gave the charge.

November 20, 1839.

Daniel Glen and Rebecca, his wife, were dismissed by Certificate.

Thus far examined and approved by Presbytery meeting in Concord, April 7th, 1840. James C. Sharon, Moderator.