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Sessional Records of Monroe Presbyterian Church
Monroe Township Jefferson County
Indiana

Published in "The Hoosier Genealogist, December 1998, pages 193-218, Volume 38, No. 4". The copyright is held by Indiana Historical Society.


Record of the congregation and proceedings of the Session of Middle Fork Church

Sep 24th 1830

	On this day agreeably to previous appointment a four days meeting
was commenced at Mr. Robert Elliot's with a view to the formation of a
church and the administration of the Lord's Supper.

On the 25th a church was organized, called the Middle Fork Church and
consisting of the following members  viz
Robert Elliot			Charles M. Culbertson
Martha Elliot			Rahamah Wilson
David Loring			Elizabeth J. Craig
Fanny Loring			Jane M. Elliot
Miles W. Craig

Sep 26th 1830

Added to the church by certificate
	Ann Wells
	Elizabeth Patton

On examination
	Jane Large
	Robert Kinnear

Sep 27th (follows September 26 1830 entry)
Added by certifice [sic]
	Mr. Hamilton
	Mrs. Hamilton

This 27th September a meeting of the newly constituted church was held
and Robert Elliot and David Loring were duly elected elders; these person
on the same day ordained to the office to which they had been chosen.
James H. Johnston

In Madison Pby. at Jefferson church April 8th 1831.
Thus far examined and approved 
	John M. Dickey Modr.



Sep 10th 1831 
Session met at Robert Elliot's was constituted with prayer by
Rev. J. H. Johnston.  The following persons were then examined
and received into full communion with the church:  viz.
	Mrs. Mary McGhee			William McGhee
	Mary Ann McGhee
	Mrs. Margaret Ann McGhee		William Elliot
Received the ordinance of baptism
	Margaret Ann McGhee

Thus far examined by a committee at South Hanover and approved Sep 10th 1831.

May 14th 1831
  Communion Season. Session met and was constituted by prayer.
  present Rev Jas. H. Johnston Modr, Robert Elliot and David Loring Eld.
  Received by certificate Sarah Ann Thorn.  On examination Anthony L. Elliot.
  Concluded with prayer.

Thus far examined and approved in Madison Pby April 4th 1842 [sic]
			Samuel Gregg Moder	

Aug 13 1832
Communion Season
Session met and was opened by prayer.  Present Rev. John ( ) Parsons modr.
Robert Elliot and David Loring Elders.  
The following persons were examined and received to the communion of the
church    viz. 
Handy Tull
H. E. Patton			Joseph Commiskee
Ann Patton			Daniel Baxter
Mary C. Craig			Susan Baxter
Enos Wildman			B. Fenton
Isabella McGhee			Miss Mary Large
Eliza Large			Mrs. Jane Fenton

The following persons were baptized adults
	Joseph Commiskee
	Mrs. Elizabeth Large
	Mrs. Margaret Ann McGhee
	Mrs. M. C. Craig, during the camp meeting on Rykers Ridge
	Sep 1st 1832.

	Three children were baptized   viz.
		William Craig of Miles W. Craig
		Elizabeth, daughter of William H. Hamilton
		William (?) - Son of Sarah Ann Thorn 
		(not sure if child had middle initial)


Sep 9th 1832
Communion Season at South Hanover -- the following persons were admitted
into the church by examination

		Samuel Wilson		Robert Elliot, Junior
at the same time the following persons were baptized   viz.
		Mrs. Ann Patton	Mr. B. Fenton
		Mrs. Jane Fenton

Sep 23, 1832
Session met in the school house and was moderated by Robert Elliot.
The following persons on examination were admitted to the church 
Miss Jane Large, Miss Martha Elliot.  Concluded with prayer.

Octo 11th 1832
Preaching at the house of Samuel Wilson, by Rev Jas H. Johnston when
household baptism was administer to the children    viz.
		Elizabeth N. Wilson	Francis Roscius Wilson
		Rahamah Wilson		Adelaide Wilson

Nov 25. 1832.
Session met at the house of Mr. Elliot.  Present Rev J. W. Cunningham and
David Loring. Constituted with prayer. Mrs. Mary Tull, wife of Handy Tull
was admitted on examination to the communion of the church 
--Same day  the following persons were baptized
Adults		Daniel Baxter		Susan Baxter
		Enos Wildman		Mary Tull
		Mary Large		Jane Large
and Robert son of Anthony L. Elliot

Dec. 22. 1832
An election was held at the house of Mr. Robert Elliot for the purpose of
choosing two additional elders whereup Miles W. Craig and Samuel Wilson
were unanimously elected.  Closed with prayer.

Jan 13. 1833.
Preaching at Robert Elliot's by Rev. Dr. Matthews, when at the same time,
the two elders elect  viz.  Miles W. Craig and Samuel Wilson were ordained
to that office.

March 24 1833
Session of the church met present Robert Elliot David Loring Miles W. Craig
and Samuel Wilson when it was mutually agreed for Samuel Wilson to attend
next Presbytery at South Hanover.

March 30th 1833
Samuel Wilson attended Presbytery as appointed.

By the order of Presbytery the name of this church, was altered from
Middle Fork to Lancaster and will hereafter by known by the name of
the Lancaster Presbyterian Church.

June 7th 1833
Preaching at the house of Bartholomew Fenton, when household baptism was
administered by Rev. J. W. Cunningham to the following children  viz.
	Minerva Ann		Elizabeth Jane
	Jesse Lowry		Josephine
	James Campbell		Bartholomew
	Emily			Willis
	Mary			John
	Solomon	
--All B. Fenton's family

June 7th 1833
Preaching at the house of William McGhee when the following infants were
baptized, all the children of W. McGhee
	Mary Jane		Elizabeth Julia
	Maria Louisa		James Alfred
	Isabel Adeline		Margaret Ann

June 8th 1833.
Communion Season
Session met and was constituted by prayer.  Present Rev. J. W. Cunningham,
Robert Elliot, Miles W. Craig, David Loring,  Samuel Wilson.
Received by certificate from Graham Church Mrs. Jane Hood
On Examination  Mrs. Mary W. Humphrey.  	Closed by prayer.

June 9th 1833
   Mrs. Mary W. Humphrey received the ordinance of baptism.

June 10th 1833.
  Baptism administered to the following infants   viz.
		Lucrettia Ann daughter of Miles W. Craig
		Emily Edick of Charles M. Culbertson
		James Walter of Anthony L. Elliot
		Cynthia Ann of David Loring
		by the Rev. J. W. Cunningham

June 23rd 1833
Preaching at the house of Robert Kinnear, where household baptism was
administered by the Rev. J. W. Cunningham to the following children  viz.
	James Harry Kinnear		Isabella Kinnear
	Elizabeth Kinnear		Margaret Kinnear

August 18th
Session met in the School House  was constituted with prayer.  Present
	Rev. J. W. Cunningham
	Robert Elliot		Miles W. Craig
	David Loring		Samuel Wilson
When on examination Robert Graham and Nancy Graham were received
into the church

Sep 1st 1833.
Preaching at Mr. Elliot's by Rev. J. W. Cunningham when the following
infants were baptized.
	Nowal - son of Robert and Nancy Graham

Sep 16th 1833
Camp meeting at Jefferson Church, where on examination
	Ann Wilson was received into the church.

Editor's note: There is faded ink in front of this name, it could have bled
through from the other side of the page; so there might not have been
another name, but then, there might have been. In any case, I have
recorded the part that remains.  

Sep 29. 1833
Communion Season
Session met and was constituted with prayer - Present Rev. J. W. Cunningham
	Robert Elliot		Miles W. Craig
	David Loring		Samuel Wilson
On examination Minerva Ann Fenton was received into the church.

Sep 30th 1833
Session met as on the day preaching and constituted by prayer, when on
examination the following persons were received into the church  viz
	Rebecca Baxter		Elizabeth N. Wilson
	Catharine Patton	Elizabeth Ann Beachboard

Oct 6th 1833
Preaching at the house of Daniel Baxter by Mr. J. W. Cunningham, when
household baptism was administered to the following children  viz.
	Mary Jane		Susan
	John Nathaniel		Sarah Ann
All H. E. Patton's family
Also 	Mary			Martha Ann
	Nathaniel Wilson	Daniel
Children of Daniel Baxter
At the same time and place were likewise baptized
	Rebecca Baxter	Catharine Patton
Miles W. Craig attending Pby and likewise Synod as appointed.


Bartholomew Fenton departed this life Octo 11 1833.

Dec 26 1833
Session met this day -- Present
	Rev. J. H. Johnston
	Robert Elliot		Miles W. Craig
	David Loring		Samuel Wilson
Resolved unanimously that it is expedient to call a meeting of the church
instanter(?) for the purpose of knowing what can be raised for the support
of Mr. Cunningham who has been our  station supply for near two years last.
Resolved the plan we are now about to pursue of calling on every individual
name for this purpose is the best we can adopt for the present, showing at
one view and with the least trouble, showing all brotherly and sisterly
kindness one towards another, without ostentation, or a pharisaical spirit,
but with humility, meekness, and charity.
Knowing that the Lord loveth a cheerful giver
Resolved, as our names are called, we will answer according to our ability.

March 23, 1834
Resolved unanimously that David Loring attend next Pby.

In Madison Pby convened at Madison April 10th 1834
  -- Thus far examined and approved
			John W. Cunningham

Lancaster Church April 27. 1834
Session met at Robert Elliot's constituted with prayer--members present
Craig, Loring, Wilson, and Elliot--  Samuel Wilson was unanimously
chosen Moderator of session
Concluded with prayer	Robert Elliot  Clk

Communion Season, May 16th 1834
Session met at Elliot's, constituted with prayer.  All the members present,
Moderated by Rev Samuel Gregg, S. T. Crawford was received from the
Delphi church to the communion of this church by letter.  
Concluded with prayer.	Robert Elliot  Clk.

May 17. 1834
Session met at the call of the Moderator.  Present Wilson, Craig, Loring,
and Elliot.  Moderated by Rev. S. Gregg when the following persons were
received to the communion of the church by examination  viz.
Mrs.  Jane Steele, Mr. Nathanial Robinson, and Martha his wife, 
Mr. John Nicholas and Martha his wife.  
Concluded with prayer.	Robert Elliot  Clk

May 18th 1834
Session met as yesterday, opened with prayer.  Rev. Mr. Gregg modr.
Members present as on yesterday.  Received by examination were
	Julia Brisbane			Nancy Johnston
	Sarah Ann Mooney		Elizabeth Jane Fenton
Closed with prayer.	Robert Elliot  Clk

Dec 22nd 1834.
Session met at the call of the Moderator--members present--Wilson, Craig
and Elliot--when Samuel Wilson asked a letter of dismissal for himself, and
wife, and Ann and Elizabeth his daughters, from this church to become
connected with the Second Church in Madison, and his request was granted.
Concluded with prayer.	Robert Elliot  Clk

March 29th 1835
Session met at Elliot's.  Brother Craig was appointed to attend the next
stated meeting of Madison Presbytery to meet in Paris on the first
Tuesday in April.	Robert Elliot  Clk

Thus far examined and approved in Madison Presbytery April 8, 1835
John Finey Crowe Modr

April 9th 1835
Owing to sickness in M. Craig family, Elliot attended Pby as alternate.
Robert Elliot  Clk.

June 20, 1835
Communion season.  Session met at the call of the moderator.  Constituted
with prayer by Rev. Samuel Gregg. Members present Loring, Craig, and Elliot.
Received by examination, James Culbertson, Miss Jane Patton, Miss Eliza Anne
Barris, all in full communion in the church.
Closed with prayer,			Robert Elliot, Clk.

April 17th 1836.
Session met at the call of the Moderator.  Members present Loring, Craig,
and Elliot, when William H. Hamilton asked a letter of dismission for
himself and wife from this church to become connected with the Jefferson
church and his request was granted.
					Robert Elliot, Clk.

July 10th 1836.
Session met at the call of the Moderator.  Present Loring Craig, Elliot
when Samuel S. Crawford asked a letter of dismission, from this
church to be connected with the Logansport church, and his request
was granted.
					Robert Elliot, Clk.

Sep 3rd 1836
Session met at the call of the Moderator.  Brother Loring was appointed
to attend the next stated meeting of Madison Pby, to meet at Poplar Ridge
church, the last Thursday of September.  Mr. Loring attended Pby as
appointed.				Robert Elliot, Clk.

March 23 - 1837.
Session met at the call of the Moderator.  Members present
Rev. S. Salisbury, Craig, and Elliot. When Mrs. Martha Officer
asked a letter of dismission from this church, to be connected
with the Smyrna church, and her request was granted.
Brother Craig was appointed to attend the next stated meeting
of Madison Presbytery.			Robert Elliot, Clk.

April 6th 1837.
Presbyterian report of Lancaster church from April 1st 1836 to April 1 1837.
Number of members in communion by last report	  	53
Dismissed					         4
Total now in communion		           		49
Children baptized			                 8
For missions				          	$7.57
Robert Elliot, Clk.

In Madison Presbytery, April 8, 1837 this far examined and approved.
John M. Dickey, Moderator

April 8, 1837.
Communion Season.  Session met; opened with prayer.  Present Rev. Daniel 
Latimore, Loring, Craig, and Elliot, when Mrs. Martha Elliot and Mrs. Sarah
Salisbury were received into the church by letter.  Closed with prayer.
					Robert Elliot, Clk.

June 12th 1837.
Session met.  Opened with prayer when David Loring asked for a letter of
dismission for himself and wife, and his request was granted.
					Robert Elliot, Clk.

Sep 9  1837
Communion season.  Session met opened with prayer, Members present 
Rev. John F. Crowe, Craig, and Elliot, when John C. Salisbury and Nancy
Davis, presented letters and was received in full communion in the church.
Closed with prayer.
					Robert Elliot, Clk.
	
Octo 2nd 1837.
Session met, and was opened with prayer. Present R. James H. Johnston,
Craig, and Elliot.  Mr. John Hood appeared before session and stated that
he had been recently censured as he had been informed for contumacy by
the session of Jefferson church: for refusing to submit to their authority,
and he further stated that this refusal was based on the supposition that
his membership was at present, and had been for more than four years,
in the Lancaster church, and he therefore, wished to be informed, by this
session whether his supposition was correct.  Where upon it was resolved,
that this session recognize Mr. Hood as a member of Lancaster Church;
and they further state that they so regarded him for the length of time
above specified--The session deem it their duty to insert on their records
the following statements .  viz:  It is within the distinct recollection of
both members of this session, that at a meeting of the session held
June 8th 1833 at which Rev. Samuel Gregg, then Pastor of Jefferson Church,
was present and at which the wife of Mr. Hood was received into the church,
Mr. Hood himself made application for admission, Mr. Gregg testified
verbally to Mr. Hood's good standing in the Jefferson Church, and assented
to his transfer to Lancaster church, and this session regarded Mr. Hood as
having according been received, at that time, as a member of this church.
It is owing in their opinion, purely to the omission by the clerk of the
session, that his name was not recorded on our minutes.  
Closed with prayer.
					Robert Elliot, Clk.

Octo 2nd 1838.
Session met, when Mrs. Julia Bais Lane, asked a letter of dismission from
Lancaster church to join the first church in Madison and her request was
granted.
					Robert Elliot, Clk.

April 1st 1838.
Presbyterian report of Lancaster Church 
from April 1st 1837 to April 1st 1838.
Number of members in communion
At last report          	 49
Dismissed by letter     	  3
Received by letter		  4
Total now in communion		 50
Infants baptised		  4
					Robert Elliot, Clk.

In Madison Pby April 13th 1838.  Thus far examined and approved.
					William C. Matthews, Modr.

Lancaster Church 23rd June 1838.
Session met at the call of the Moderator.  Present Rev. Daniel Latimore,
Craig and Elliot, opened with prayer.  A letter of dismission was granted
to Mrs. Nancy Davis to join the Vernon church. The following members
were received by letter.  viz.  Dr. H. Morrison and Anna S. Morrison his
wife and Mrs. Leah S. Salisbury.  
Mr. John Hood, a member of this church came before session and state
that common fame charged him with unchristian conduct as having aided
and abetted in a horse race by holding and paying over the stakes to the
winner.  He said his motive was that he might be a competent witness in
the case; but as the act had given offence to his brethren, and given the
enemy cause to speak reproachfully, he deeply regretted having done so
and would not under similar circumstances do so again.  Whereupon it
was resolved that his statements and acknowledgment be considered
satisfactory to the session and be published tomorrow to the congregation.
Concluded with prayer,	Robert Elliot, C. S.

Sep 15, 1838.
Agreebly to a previous notice, an election was held in the Lancaster church,
for the purpose of choosing one additional elder, whereupon, Dr. H. Morrison
was elected and ordained to that office by Doctor Matthews.
						Robert Elliot, C. S.

Sep -- 1838
Mrs. Ann Wells - Mrs. Mary Tull and Mrs. Eliza Ann Wright, all dismissed
themselves by joining the Baptist church.	Robt Elliot, C. S.

Oct 28th 1838
Session of Lancaster church met.  Present Rev. J. H. Johnston Modr.,
Miles W. Craig, and Dr. H. Morrison elders.  By request Mrs. Sarah
Salisbury was dismissed to join the second church of Madison.
Received to communion of the church John Campbell, on a certificate
from the First Congregational Church in Lebanon, New York.
Dr. H. Morrison was appointed to attend Pby in Madison, next Octo, 31st.

Dec 1st 1838
Church of Lancaster, employed Rev A. S. Morrison to labor among
them for one year.
						H. Morrison, Clk.


Madison Pby in session approved to this date
March 30, 1839.  James Blythe Modr.
                                                                                                                                             

June 22, 1839.
The following preamble and resolution were drawn up as a new Test of church
membership by the Old School portion of the church.
In as much as it is desirable that every one's standing in the church be
known, and whereas it is desirable, both to us and to the Pby of Madison,
to know who compose the Lancaster church, therefore Resolved that we
whose names are hereunto set, declare our adherence to Madison Pby
and through it to the General Assembly which met and held its sessions
in the 7th Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in May 1838.
To this were appended the following names:
	Robert Elliot				Martha Elliot
	Enos Wildman				Jane Wildman
	Sarah Ann Thorne			Elizabeth Fenton
	William Elliot				Minerva Ann Elliot
	Mary Humphrey				Charles M. Culbertson
	John Hood				Jane Hood
	Robert Graham				Nancy Graham
	Alexander Caldwell			Rebecca Caldwell
	Nathaniel Rowlison			Jane Rowlison
	Elizabeth A. Beachboard			Sarah ( ) Johnston
	Henry Thorne				Jane Fenton

Whereupon the above members retired from the communion of our church and
became a separate organization.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

At this point in the Session Book, one page has been entirely excised,
as well as the top two inches of the succeeding page.

Text recommences at this point:

May 19th 1839
Baptised Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Hiel and Anna S. Morrison
						H. Morrison, Clk.

June 30, 1839  Communion
Received on certificate
Dennis L. Freeman, Isabella Loring, Elizabeth Craig
On Examination
Mary Baxter;	H. Morrison, Clk.

June 20th 1839
Baptized infants of John C. and Leah Salisbury - infant Mary Stoddard

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Text recommences at this point 
of Anthony L. and Elizabeth Elliot - Elisabeth Emmina
of Robert and Catharine Elliott - Mary Ann
of Rebecca Cummiskee - Daniel 
Andrew S. Morrison

Aug 1839
Preaching at the house of Mr. John Nichols and baptized two children
of said J. Nichols
						Andrew S. Morrison, Modr.

Sep 1839
Preaching at William McGhee's when two of his children were baptized.
Andrew S. Morrison, Modr.

1840 Jan 1st
Lancaster Church employed Rev. J. H. Johnson to preach near half the
Sabbath for one year.
H. Morrison, Clk.

Aug  1840  Communion
Rec'd on certificate 
Edwin S. Morrison, Alfred A. Morrison and Nancy his wife,
On examination and baptized, Eveline Morrison and Agnes Mowrer.
H. Morrison, Clk

Feb 13, 1841
The Session of Lancaster Church met Feb. 13 1841.  Present Rev J. H. Johnson
Mod. Miles W. Craig and Hiel Morrison.  Elders resolved that a meeting of
the members of the Lancaster Church be call to be held on Saturday the 6th
day of March next at 2 o'clock P. M. for the purpose of electing one or more
additional elders.  Resolved that Hiel Morrison and Mrs. Anna S. Morrison
his wife be dismissed from this church and recommended to the 2nd Church
in Madison.  Adjourned.

1841 March 6th  
According to a previous appointment or notice an election was held
for the purpose of choosing one or more additional elders, whereupon
John C. Salisbury was elected to that office, and was ordained elder
of Lancaster Church by Revd Henry Little.	Miles W. Craig, Clk.

May 1841
Baptised James Thompson, son of John C. and Leah Salisbury.

September 1841
Hiel Morrison and Anna S. his wife received by certificate.
Deceased Mrs. Mary Whitson Sep 26th 1841.	H. Morrison, Clk.

Oct 1841
Mr. James Brownlee became stated supply

Apr 1842
Mr. James Brownlee ordained Pastor of this and Central Church.
H. Morrison, Clk.
Martha A. McDonough received on examination.  Sep 1842, Dismissed by letter. 
H. Morrison, Clk.

May 22nd 1842
Session met constituted with prayer.  Revd James Brownlee Moderator. 
M. W. Craig, J. Salisbury, and H. Morrison elders.
Resolved that Alfred A. Morrison and Nancy his wife be at their own
request dismissed to be connected with a church more contiguous to
them.  Resolved that H. Morrrison, as clerk of session be authorized
to forward said dismission, which was accordingly done.
Adjourned with prayer.
H. Morrison, Clk.


Oct 8th 1842
Received on examination:  Thurston Wood and Hannah his wife.
H. Morrison, Clk.

Oct 22nd 1842
Recd on examination John Kirkwood and Eliza Jane Paterson
Recd on examination two Miss McGhees, Margaret and Louisa,
daughters of William McGhee.

Oct 1842
Sarah Ann Kyle (before marriage, Mooney) dismissed at her own request.
							H. Morrison, Clk.

May 7th 1843
Dismissed by certificate, Eliza J. Paterson and John Campbell
to join Second Presbyterian Church in Madison.
H. Morrison, Clk.

July 9th 1843
Baptized by Revd J. M. Dickey:
John Simean, son of John and Leah Salisbury. 
James Hezekiah, son of Robert and Catharine Elliott.
Ann Matilda, daughter of Mrs. Rebecca Cummiskee.

July 9th 1843
Session met
Resolved that Mrs. Mary Chambers has been charged, by public fame;
with having violated the laws of chastity (having had an issue within
four or five months after marriage) within the past year.  Session regard
it as their duty, for the honor of the church and the cause of Christ, that
the matter should be properly disposed of.  Therefore, resolved that a
committee be appointed by session to converse with her in relation to
the charge, and more especially, to learn her views of humility, and
repentance, before God for the wrong done.  A committee was accordingly
appointed for that purpose.  Session adjourned.

July 25th 1843
Session met.  The committee having visited Mrs. Chambers, and she
having made satisfactory acknowledgments, and expressions of
repentance, and sorrow for the evil done.  Therefore session resolve
that she be now regarded as being in regular standing in the church,
and is recommended to the confidence and fellowship of the church.
 Session adjourned.
The above decision was read in the Church September 3rd 1843.
H. Morrison, Clk.

Feb 25th 1844
Baptized Simean Salisbury, son of Anthony L. and Elizabeth Elliott
H. Morrison, Clk.

List of names of the members of Lancaster Church March 25th 1844

John Salisbury			to	Leah Salisbury
Miles W. Craig			to	Mary Craig
Anthony L. Elliott		to	Elizabeth Elliott
Robert Elliott, Jr.		to	Catherine Elliott
Hezekiah E. Patton		to 	Anna Patton
Daniel Baxter			to	Susan Baxter
William McGhee			to	Margaret McGhee
Hiel Morrison			to 	Anna S. Morrison
Widow Jane Large			Miss Mary Jane McGhee
Mrs. Agnes Mowerrer			Louisa McGhee
Jane (Patton now Mrs. Chambers)		William Whitson
Mary Baxter (now Mrs. Chambers)		Thurston Wood
John Nichols				Mrs. Hannah Wood
Mrs. Martha Nichols			John Kirkwood
Elizabeth (widow) Craig			Mrs. Rebecca Cummiskee
Mrs. McGhee (widow)			Edwin S. Morrison
Isabella Loring				Mrs. Eveline Morrison
Mary Ann Banes				Handy Tull (dismissed)

In Madison Presbytery at Vevay Apr 5 1844 thus far examined and approved
with the exception that Presbytery recommend that a list of Baptisms be
kept separate from the records of the session.
S. R. Booth, Moderator

April 23, 1844
Samuel Thornton and George Washington, Children of William and
Margaret A. McGee were baptised by Rev. C. L. Bartlett.  Also
Sydney Caroline, infant daughter of Hiel and Anna S. Morrison.

Monroe Church Oct 3 1844.
Session met in the meeting house.  Present C. L. Bartlett Moderator;
Miles W. Craig, Hiel Morrison and John Salisbury, Elders.
Constituted with prayer.  Received by letter, Emmeline D. Bartlett.
Closed with prayer.

Oct 6, 1844
Mary Eriminah, infant daughter of Charles L. and Emmeline D. Bartlett,
was baptized by the Rev. W. A. Smith.  Also by the same, Elisa Catherine,
infant daughter of Daniel and Susan Baxter.

Oct 7, 1844
According to previous appointment, the Monroe Church met in the meeting
house for the purpose of electing an additional Elder.  On counting the
votes, it was found that Thurston Wood was duly elected. After session,
Mr. Wood, having signified his willingness to accept the appointment,
and having answered the Constitutional questions, was ordained to the
office of Ruling Elder, by the Rev. C. L. Bartlett.

Madison Presbytery April 7 1845  Thus far examined and approved.
						John M. Dickey. Modr.
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Dr. Haines dismissed by letter.

April 12, 1845
Session met in the meeting house.  Present C. L. Bartlett, Moderator;
Miles W. Craig, Hiel Morrison, John Salisbury, and Thurston Woods, Elders.
Constituted with prayer.
Received by letter Mr. William O. Rockwood and Mrs. Hellen M. Rockwood,
his wife, and also Dr. A. B. Haines and by examination Miss Susan Tull,
Catherine Ryker, and Walter Elliott.
Closed with prayer.

Sept 13, 1845
Session met in the meeting house, Present C. L. Bartlett, Moderator;
John C. Salisbury and Miles W. Craig Elders.  Constituted with prayer.
Received on examination Elizabeth McGee.
Closed with prayer.

April 1st 1846  Triennial Report of Monroe Presbyterian Church to Presbytery.
Total number members at last report			47
Received on examination				4
Received by letter				4        8
							55
Dismissed and Removed				 	21
Total in Communion					34
	Baptisms
	Adults			00
	Infants			12	Total	12

	Contributions
	Commissioners Fund			$4.07
	Contingent 
	Foreign Missions		         5.00
	Home Missions			  	14.00	
	Bible Society			         0.00
	Education paid by C. L. Bartlett	10.00
	Other Objects ($300 Church Bible $10 S.S.U.)
				                310.00	
		Total		               $343.07

Madison Presbytery April 33, 1846
The records thus far examined and approved.												
			H. Curtis, Modr.

June 14th 1846
Baptised by Revd C. L. Bartlett, Sarah Abigail, Daughter of
John C. and Leah Salisbury.

The Stated Supplies of Revd C. L. Bartlett terminated June 15th 1846
(in the Monroe Church).

Dec 14th 1846
Baptised by Revd H. Curtis, David Nelson, son of H. and Anna S. Morrison.

Jan 1 1847
Dismissed by letter William O. Rockwood and Hellen M., his wife,
to join the Second Presbyterian Church in Madison, Indiana.  
H. Morrison, Clk. of Session

Lawrenceburg, April 14, 1847
The preceding records have been examined and approved.  The Presbytry
would however, direct the session to have entered in the book a
distinct mention of the change of the name of the church and also
a full list of the names of the members.
B. H. Morris, Modr.

Monroe June 1847
Session met at the church and received upon examination
Mr. Wilson Morrison and Mrs. Matilda Hamilton.
Session closed with prayer.

Monroe, Sept 1st 1847
Session met at campground near Monroe Church.  Present Miles Craig,
J. C. Salisbury, and Hiel Morrison.  Rev. H. Curtis Moderator.
The following persons were examined and received to membership
in Monroe Church:  Harden Wetherford.  William C. Ryker, Amos Stark,
John Stark, Eliza Stark, Sarah Stark.  Mary L. Fenton, Sarah Ann Patton,
Juliann Wetherford, Elizabeth Patton.  The names following recd to
b... church:  Saml P. Salyers, Susanna Salyers, and Jacob Gobbott.

Monroe Sept 5th 1847
Session met after Morning Service.  Present:  Miles Craig, J. C. Salisbury.
The following persons were received upon examination:  Miss Margaret
McGhee, Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts, William Craig, Saml Wood, John Patton.
William Thomas.

Monroe Oct 3rd 1847
Session met constituted with prayer.  Present M. Craig and J. C. Salisbury.
Miss Elizabeth Hudson was examined and received to membership in the church.

Monroe Oct 17th 1847
Session met constituted with prayer.  Present M. Craig and J. C. Salisbury.
The following persons were examined and received to membership in
the church, viz. Miss Elizabeth Chambers, Miss Charlotte Craig,
Miss Catharine Craig, Miss Jane Stark presented a letter from
Lancaster Church and Mrs. C. A. Vance from Fulton, Ohio.  Both received.

Monroe Nov 14th 1847
Session Constituted by prayer.  Present M. Craig, J. C. Salisbury.
Rev. A. A. Vance Mod.  Mr. John Chambers was examined and
received to membership ...

Aurora April 5, 1848
Thus far examined and approved.
S. Kelsey, Modr.

July 23rd 1848
According to previous appointments the members of Monroe Church met
for the purpose of electing two additional elders.  Upon counting
the votes, it was ascertained that Robert Elliott and William
McGee were elected to fill these stations.
[Note:  The Robert Elliott elected as elder at this time was the
son of the Robert Elliot of earlier entries.  He was commonly
known as Robert Elliott, Jr.]

Aug 20 (1848)
Robert Elliott and William McGee were ordained elders in Monroe Church
by A. A. Vance, pastor.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Aug 30th 1848
Session met at Monroe Campground and the moderator and members all being
present.  Session constituted with prayer.  The following persons were
examined and received into membership: Elizabeth H. Calloway, Mary Ann Craig,
Emily Craig, Rebecca Corbin, George Myers,  Elizabeth Myers, Sidney Peterson,
Sarah Manning, Leah Woodfill.

Aug 31st (1848)
Session met at Monroe Campground.  Present Craig, Salisbury, Elliott,
and McGee.  A. A. Vance Modr.  Session constituted with prayer.
The following persons were examined and received to membership in
Monroe Church, viz. Jacob Calloway, William Craig, Mrs. Richmond,
Edwin Manning, Gregg Woodfill and John Craig.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Sept 2nd 1848
Session met at Hoppers School house.  Present all the members, opened
with prayer.  The following individual was examined and received to
membership in Monroe Church, viz.  James Woods.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Monroe Sept 17th 1848
Session met at church.  All the members present.  Opened with prayer.
That Oliver H. Hamilton after deliberate and careful examination was
received to membership in this church.
A. A. Vance, Clk

Sept 31st 1848 (sic)
Session met at church.  All the member present.   Opened with prayer.
John Caldwell was received to membership after a careful examination.
Letters were also received from Andrew Woodfill, Mary S. Woodfill and
Martha J. Woodfill and they were received into the communion of this church.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

General Report of Monroe Church from Apr 1 1846 to Apr 1 1849
	Total Members at last report		34
	Added by letter	        	     	5
	Added by examination			36
						75
	Dismissed by letter		8
	Died				1	9
	Total in Communion			66
	Baptisms	
		Adult				5
		Infants      		  	10	

Rising Sun April 4th 1849.  Thus far examined by Presbytery and Approved
J. M. Dickey, Moderator of Presbytery

Monroe June 23rd 1849
Session met constituted with prayer.  All the members present.
After a full conversation on the state of the church no other
business being presented, the Session adjourned.
			A. A. Vance, Clk.
Sept 3rd 1849
Session met at Hoppers Schoolhouse and was constituted with prayer,
all the members present.  After a full and careful examination, the
following persons were received to membership in this church:
Julia Ann Nicols, Amanda Nicols, Francis Nicols.  Mary Ann Elliott,
Elizabeth Craig, Mary Jane Weatherford, Harriet McGee, Louisa Hamilton,
George Seal. Mr. William McGee was appointed to represent this church
at Presbytery and Mr. R. Elliott at Synod with M. W. Craig alternate.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Monroe Oct 28th 1849 Session met, was constituted with prayer.
All the members present.  After a careful examination, the following
persons were received to the communion of the church.  Mary Delass,
Elizabeth Elliott.  Adjourned.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Monroe Feb. 17th 1850
Session met and was constituted with prayer.  All the members present.
After a careful examination, Mr. Robert Huey was received into the
communion of this church.  Adjourned.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Monroe March 17th 1850
Session met; constituted with prayer.  All the members being present.
Mr. John C. Salisbury was appointed to represent this church in Presbytery
and Robert Elliott alternate.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Statistical Report from Apr 1st 1849 to April 1st 1850
	Total in last report		66
	Added by examination		13
					79
	Died	                         1
			Total		78

	Baptisms	Adults	4
			Infants	2
A. A. Vance, Clk.

Vevay April 3rd 1850.  The within records thus far examined and approved.
L. R. Booth, Mod.

Monroe June 8th 1850
A meeting of the congregation was held at the meeting house after
preaching where it was unanimously resolved that the church do
earnestly desire and do now request Brother Thurston Wood to
become an acting elder in this church.  Bro. Wood in a most
appropriate address, expressed his willingness to serve God
and the church in this or any way that may serve best.

June 9th 1850
Session met, was constituted with prayer.  Present Salisbury, Craig,
McGee, Wood, and Elliott.  Misses Susan and Sarah Kanier were
examined and received to the communion of this church.
A. A. Vance, Clk.

June 23, 1850
Session met.  Was constituted with prayer.  Rev. A. A. Vance
presided--present, Bros. Salisbury, Craig, Wood, and Elliott.
Mr. John L. Kinnear and Elisabeth his wife were examined
and received into the church.
Thurston Wood, Clk.

Monroe Nov 6th 1850
The Rev. A. A. Vance, after a lingering sickness of more than six months,
departed this life, much lamented by all who knew him.

Thus far examined and approved.  Allensville, April 2, 1851
			B. F. Morris, Modr.
 
The Session Record is continued in new book.

List of Members in Monroe Presbyterian Church - March 1, 1847

	Male				Female	   
Miles W. Craig				Mrs. Elizabeth Craig
Dr. Hiel Morrison (Dismissed to 	Anna S. Morrison
Tabernacle Church cir. Nov. 20, 1847)		
John C. Salisbury			Leah H. Salisbury
Thurston Wood				Hannah Wood
Anthony Elliott				Elizabeth Elliott
Robert Elliott, Jr.			Catharine Elliott
William McGee				Margaret McGee
Daniel Baxter				Susan Baxter
John Nicols				Martha Nicols
Hezekiah E. Patton (Dismissed)		Patton (dead)
William Whitson				Agnes Mowrer
Walter Elliott				Isabella Loring
					Rebecca Cummiskee
					Mary Chambers
					Miss Susan Tull
					Miss Catharine Ryker 
					Miss Mary Jane McGee
					Miss Louisa McGee
					Miss Elizabeth McGee

The above are the names of all the members to this date now in communion
List of Members in Monroe Church

The following list is of people who became members subsequent to the date
of the previous listing.  

Names			Where and How Received      Remarks
Dr Wilson Morrison	May 1847 - Examination
Mrs. Matilda Hamilton	May 1847 - Examination
Harden Wetherford	Sept 1, 1847 - Examination Died
William C. Ryker	Sept 1, 1847 - Examination
Amos Stark		Sept 1, 1847 - Examination
John Stark		Sept 1, 1847 - Examination
Eliza Stark		Sept 1, 1847 - Examination
Sarah Stark		Sept 1, 1847 - Examination
Mary L. Fenton		Sept 1, 1847 - Examination Dead	
Sarah Ann Patton	Sept 1, 1847 - Examination
Julianne Wetherford	Sept 1, 1847 - Examination Madison
Elizabeth Patton	Sept 1, 1847 - Examination N. Madison, Mrs. Lindley
Margaret McGee		Sept 5, 1847 - Examination
Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts	Sept 5, 1847 - Examination
Samuel Woods		Sept 5, 1847 - Examination Deceased
William Craig		Sept 5, 1847 - Examination Married
John Patton		Sept 5, 1847 - Examination
William Thomas		Sept 5, 1847 - Examination
Elizabeth Hudson	Oct 3, 1847 - Examination Dismissed by letter
Miss Elizabeth Chambers	Oct 17, 1847 - Examination Married - Madison
Miss Charlotte Craig	Oct 17, 1847 - Examination Died Dec 1850
Miss Catharine Craig	Oct 17, 1847 - Examination	
Miss Jane Stark		Oct 17, 1847 - Letter From Dupont, Lancaster, In.
Mrs. C. A. Vance	Oct 17, 1847 - Letter From Fulton, Dismissed to
                                                         Cincinnati, Ohio
Mrs. John Chambers	Nov 14 - Examination	Dismissed
Elizabeth Calloway	Aug 30, 1848 - Examination Mrs. Patton
Mary Ann Craig		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination
Emily Craig		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination
Rebecca Corbin		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination Dismissed to Mizpah
George Myers		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination
Mrs. Elizabeth Myers	Aug 30, 1848 - Examination
Sidney Peterson		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination California
Sarah Manning		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination Dismissed - Second Church Madison
Leah Woodfill		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination
Jacob Calloway		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination N. Madison
William Craig		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination Dismissed to Crawfordsville
Edwin Manning		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination Dismissed - Second Church Madison
Mrs. Richmond		Aug 30, 1848 - Examination Dismissed by letter
Gregg Woodfill		Aug 31, 1848 - Examination Student
John Craig		Aug 31, 1848 - Examination
James Woods		Sept 2, 1848 - Examination  Tennessee
Oliver H. Hamilton	Sept 17, 1848 - Examination Bryantsburg
Dr. John Coldwell	Sept 31, 1848 - Examination Covington, Ky
Andrew Woodfill		Letter from Central
Mary S. Woodfill	Letter from Central
Martha J. Woodfill	Letter from Central		Mrs. Kiser now
Julia Ann Nicols	Sept 3, 1849 - Examination	Mrs. Dailey now
Amanda Nicols		Sept 3, 1849 - Examination
Francis Nicols		Sept 3, 1849 - Examination
Martha Nicols		Sept 3, 1849 - Examination
Mary Ann Elliott	Sept 3, 1849 - Examination
Elizabeth Craig		Sept 3, 1849 - Examination
Mary Jane Weatherford	Sept 3, 1849 - Examination
Louisa Hamilton		Sept 3, 1849 - Examination	Sister of Oliver
George Seal		Sept 3, 1849 - Examination	Left by letter
Mary Delass		Oct 28, 1849 - Examination
Elizabeth Elliott	Oct 28, 1849 - Examination
Robert Huey		Feb 16, 1850 - Examination Dismissed Oct 24, 1851
Miss Sarah Kanier	June 9, 1850 - Examination	Dupont
Miss Susan Kanier	June 9, 1850 - Examination	Dupont - Died
John L. (?) Kinnear	June 23,1850 - Examination
Elizabeth Kinnear	June 23,1850 - Examination

Baptisms
Adults Time When Infants Time When Julianne Wetherford Sept 1, 1847 John Robert Elliott April14,1845 William Thomas Oct 28, 1847 Hellen Marr Rockwood April14,1845 Elizabeth Chambers Oct 28, 1847 Mary Jane Elliott March21,1846 Elizabeth Myers Aug 30, 1848 Sarah Abigail Salisbury June 14,1846 Francis Nicols Sept 9, 1849 William Manning Sept 14,1847 George Seal Sept 9, 1849 Robert McGhee Sept 14,1847 Elizabeth Craig Oct 28, 1849 James H. Vance Sept 14,1847 Mary Delass Oct 28, 1849 Alexander Vance Elliott Oct 28, 1847 A A & C A Vance Little June 9, 1850 John Roberts Oct 28, 1847 R & C Elliott Vance June 9, 1850 Edwin Roberts Oct 28, 1847 Walter Roberts Oct 28, 1847 Jarad Vance Salisbury May 28, 1848 Susan Lauretta Elliott May 28, 1848 Cummisky Oct 28, 1848 David McClure Elliott Oct 28, 1848 Sophia Elizabeth Vance June 9, 1850 Sarah Catharine Elliott June 9, 1850


Many thanks to Anne Allen for the transcription of these records.

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