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Page 18 Names of the members of the Church in Troy
Chamberlain, Sam[ue]l F. Elkins, Lidia Pearsons, Abigail Bailey, Betsey
Marsh, Harry K. Orcott, Mercy Chamberlin, Asher Courser, Jane
Orcott, Lemuel Sanborn, Susan Hovey, James Chamberlin, Susan
Porter, Eleazer Hovey, Sam[ue]l H. Bailey, Luther Garland, Polly
Skinner, Sam[ue]l F. Elkins, Susanna Bailey, Mary 1st Elkins, Curtis
Skinner, Ezra Elkins, Mary B. Bailey, Mary 2nd Manuel, David
Dufer, Dorcas Bailey, Hannah Skinner, Abigail Manuel, Gardner
Hovey, Anna Pearsons, Charlotte Porter, Sarah Garland, John
Elkins, Anna Whitcomb, Matilda Marsh, Lucy Chamberlin, Oliver
      Chamberlin, Anna
Page 19        
Lathrope, Betsey Skinner, (Anna) (Harvey or Hovey), (Jeffe) Manuel, (Linda or Linder?)
Conant, Naby (Manson), Li(dia) Porter, Benj. Porter, Emily
Elkins, Judith Baker, Salome Chamberlin, Oliver Galpin, Abigail
Bailey, Betsey (Whittman prob), (______y) Chamberlin, Ralph Hayward, Lucy
Manuel, Susan Whittman, ___________ Chamberlin, (Be)tty Hamilton, Pelitiah
Hardy, Mahitible (Whittman prob), (Eleazer? Eliza?) Chamberlin, (______) Hamilton, Mary
Pearsons, John (Elkins), _____ Chamberlin, C(________) Thomas, Aram F.
Bailey, Ira (Or------t), (Freelove) C(ory), Sophia Blanchard, Stephen
Chamberlin, (Pa)tty (Orcut? Eliott?), (Martha)    
Page 20 West, Abigail Marsh, Harry K. Blanchard, Sarah Skinner, Abel
Whitcomb, Sarah Marsh, Lucy Manual, Susan West, Erastus
Bixby, Asa Morse, Syntha Morse, William West, Dudley
Bixby, Mary Sumner, Fanna Johnson, Robert Matting, James
Bard, David H. West, Sam[ue]l Livingston, Farrand Colborn, (S)ibbeal
Bard, Lozain R. Parkhurst, Lakin Bailey, B(loma) Colborn, Mary
Hamilton, James Porter, Horrace Bard, Lydia Kendal, Lu(cretia)
Culver, John Grant, Noah Bailey, (Jona) Matting, Mahitible
Culver, Ruth Culver, Anna Johnson, Cyres Hand, Charles
Hunt, Martha Hamilton, Hannah B. Walker, Moses Hardy, Edmond
Bard, Ichabod Hunt, John Walker, A. T. Skinner, Josiah
  Blanchard, Rebekah Walker, W[illia]m Whitcomb, Charles
Page 21 Bealy, Susan Elkins, Mary Leland, Hannah Hamilton, (Iain)
Bealy, Lydia Gregory, Sally Whitcomb, Ala(ina or Alaira) Porter, Esther
West, Hannah James, Salley (S. Troy) Davis, (Ray) Stevens, Edward (Troy)
Hammon, (Marcy or Mary) Hatch, Uriel C. Davis, Mary Stevens, Sally (Troy)
Elkins, Moses Hatch, Narcissa Skinner, (Jemima) Stone, Electura F.
Grant, Isaac (S. Troy) Holmes, Mary E. Culver, Clarasa Thomas, Olive
Elkins, Jonah Gregory, Lucinda Bealey, Clarasa Hand, John B.
Elkins, Loisa Grant, Ann Foster, Hi(ram) H(and), Elizabeth Julia
Page 22 Troy, March 10, 1818
The church met agreeably to ____ appointment, and after looking to the throne of grace, proceeded to the examination of those who presented themselves for admission to the Church. Having obtained good evidence of their christian character, the Church voted that the following persons stand propounded, to wit, Abigail Skinner, Abigail Pearson, Charlotte Pearson, Sarah Porter, Samuel Hovey, Luther Bailey, Jane Courser, Mary Bailey. The meeting was concluded with a short discourse from Gen 19.17. Levi Parsons, Moderator
Page 23 Troy, 21st March 1818
The Church met agreeably to appointment, & after hearing the religious experience of Susan Chamberlin (crossed out), James Hovey, Hannah Bailey, & Lucy March, Betsey Bailey, voted, that they stand propounded. L. Parsons, Moderator
Troy, 26 March 1818
The Church convened, & attended to the christian experience of Polly Garland, Susan Chamberlin, Polly Elkins, Susan Elkins, Mehitable Hardy, Matilda Whitcomb, Mary Bailey. Having gained evidence of their piety, voted, that they stand propounded. L. Parsons, Moderator
Page 24 Troy, 29 March 1818
The church assembled this day at the house of (S.) Chamberlin, & after a short discourse from St. John 1:50 (the) letter from Peacham Church recommending Asher Chamberlin to our watch, & fellowship was read & accepted proceeded then to administer the ordinance of Baptism by immersion to the following persons, to wit , Samuel Hovey, Susannah Elkins, Mary B. Elkins, Hannah Bailey, Charlotte Pearson, Matilda Whitcomb, Abigail Pearson, Asher Chamberlain. In the afternoon, after sermon, the following persons were
Page 25 baptized by sprinkling, to wit, James Hovey, Luther Bailey, Mary Bailey 1st, Mary Bailey 2d, Abigail Skinner, Sarah Porter, Lucy Marsh, Betsey Bailey. The following persons then gave their assent to our confession of Faith & Covenant.
Chamberlin, Asher Bailey, Mary 2d Garland, Polly Pearson, Charlotte
Chamberlin, Susan Bailey, Hannah Hovey, James Skinner, Abigail
Bailey, Luther Elkins, Susannah Hovey, Sam[ue]l Pearson, Abigail
Bailey, Betsey Elkins, Mary B. Marsh, Lucy Whitcomb, Matilda
Bailey, Mary 1st Courser, Jane Porter, Sarah  
Page 26 These persons were then received as regular members of this branch of the Church of Christ. The Lords supper was administered, and the excercise closed by singing a hymn of thanksgiving to the Father, the Son & the Holy Ghost. L. Parsons, Moderator
April 4, 1818
At a regular meeting of the Church the following persons were examined, & propounded, Gardner Manuel, Curis Elkins, & Lydia Manson. L. Parsons, Moderator
Page 27 April 7, 1818
At a regular Church meeting at the house of Mr. Oliver Chamberlin, the following persons were examined & propounded, Oliver Chamberlin, Solome Sisco & Betsey Lathrop. L. Parsons, Moderator
Troy, April 10, 1818
At a regular Church meeting Anna Chamberlain, & David Manuel were examined, & propounded for admission into the church. L. Parsons, Moderator
Page 28 Household Baptism
At a regular Church meeting at the house of Mr. Oliver Chamberlin, the following persons were examined & propounded, Oliver Chamberlin, Solome Sisco & Betsey Lathrop. L. Parsons, Moderator Children Baptized Date of Bap. Administrator
Elkins, Mark Elkins, Ru(th J.) March 29 Rev. L. Parsons
  Elkins, Loisa March 29 Rev. L. Parsons
  Elkins, Ruth July 21 Rev. James Hobart
Olcutt, Lemuel Olcutt, (F)ubeth Apr 3 Rev. L. Parsons
  Olcutt, No(rv)al Apr 3 Rev. L. Parsons
Garland, John Garland, Charles April 3 Rev. L. Parsons
  Garland, Matilda April 3 Rev. L. Parsons
  Garland, Jacob April 3 Rev. L. Parsons
  Garland, John April 3 Rev. L. Parsons
  Garland, Lemuel April 3 Rev. L. Parsons
  Garland, Leonard April 3 Rev. L. Parsons
Chamberlin, Sam(ue)l B. Chamberlin, Ben Franklin April 5 Rev. L. Parsons
  Chamberlin, Asher Russel April 5 Rev. L. Parsons
  Chamberlin, S. Milton April 5 Rev. L. Parsons
Page 29 Household Baptism
H. (K.) Marsh, Caroline Brooks, M(aren) Livingston, Susan Chamberlin were Baptised April 21, 1818 administered by Rev. L. Parsons.
Eleazer, Parker, Sarah, Francis, Lavina, Charles, Eleazer, were Baptised April 21, 1818 administered by Rev. L. Parsons. Feby 21, 18(20) (Anna) was Baptised by Rev. J. Par(ker).
Anna Elkins, Joseph Sawyer, Jonathan, Lucinda, Sally, Palmer, Ruth, John, Lovewell, were Baptised April the 22, 1818 administered by Rev. L. Parsons. Patty, Mary July 21, 182(0) by Rev. J. Hobart Sam[ue]l Skinner, Sally, Polly, (James) were Baptised A(ug) the 2nd, 18(18) administered by Rev. (Benj) (Par)ker
John Pearson, (Kenne)th (Urie), John (were Baptised) August the (5) by the Rev. (L. Pearsons).
Page 30 Jesse Ha(rdy), Darius was Baptised Jany the 14, 1821 Administered by the Rev. Mr. Wel(issom)
Sam[ue]l Chamberlin, Lydia L(azettes) were Baptized by the Rev. Mr. (Arckin) (and) James Wright _____ 1820 ______ ___by (the) Rev James Park(er)
Sister Susan Sanborn, (gave up her children in baptism) Reuben, (Thos. S.) were baptized in April 1818 by Rev. Joseph Lab(aser) Ad(ministered)
Stephen Blanchard, Cyntha Elizabeth (Sureptha) (18 crossed out)Nov 1825 administ(ered) by Rev. William of Chapin
(Tulla or Julia?) Strobridge, Dorius A. (Samanth), B(aker), L(ucia) D. were baptized July 1826 by Rev. Mr. Lamb.
Ester Porter ware Baptized by Rev. Wm (A.) Chapin, January 13, 1828
Jonathan (Enos) Blanchard ware baptized Jany 1(3), 1828 by Rev. William A. Chapin
Norman Hardy ware Baptized January 13, 18(28?) by William A. Chapin
Page 31 May (21), 1828. Mr. Asa Bixby and child Henry Younglove were Baptised by Rev. Benjamin Dolbert, Missionary S. H. Hovey, Clk
November - George Stimpson was presented by sister Emily Porter and was baptised by Rev. Benj. Dolbert
May - James Hamilton was baptised by Rev. Benj Dolbert S. H. Hovey, Clk
Nov (8), 1829 - Mary Lorain Bard was presented by her (pearants) ( Dr. Baird?) and was baptized by Rev. Benj Dolbert S. H. Hovey Clk
Jan (3d), 1830 - Albert infant son of Jesse & Betsey (Hardy), was presented & Baptized by Rev. B. Dolbert, Missionary S. H. Hovey, Clk
May 2,1830 - Lucretia H. Bailey was presented by her parants for baptism administered by Rev. B. Dolbert, Missionary S. H. Hovey Clk
William C(urtis or Carlus) Morse was presented by his parants for Baptism administered by Rev. Otis Curtis August 15, 1830 S. H. Hovey, Clk
Aug 15, 1830 - David H. Culver was presented by his parents for baptism and baptised by Rev. Otis Curtis S. H. Hovey, Clk
Aug 15, 1830 - Elenor J. Blanchard was presented by her parants and was baptised by Rev. O. Curtis
Lydia E. Porter was presented by her parents for baptism and was baptised by Rev. O Curtis. August 15, 1830 S. H. Hovey, Clk
Page 32 Olive Mary Bixby, Mary (Ann) Po(rter), Lydia Ann (Turner) were presented by their parants fore Baptism and the ordenance ware administered by Rev. William A. Chapin July the 31, 1831 S. H. Hovey, Clk
Those that ware presented for Baptism by thare parants Nov 15, 1831 the ordinance ware administered by Rev. Elias W. Kellogg, Mr. John Hunt was Baptized when he ware rec'd [received] into fellowship with the chh [Church]. Martha, Ann H(unt), John & Ed(win) Grant Austin (Morse) S. H. Hovey, Clk
Nov 13, 1831 - those that rec'd Baptism by sprinkling William (Morse), Robert Johnson, Farrand Livingston, Lydia Bard, B(looma) Ba(iley), the ordinance administered by Rev. Reuben Mason S. H. Hovey, clk
Dec 11, 1831 - the ordinence of Baptism was administioned to C(alvin) (Thonson) by Rev. Reuben Mason. Sam[ue]l H. Hovey, Clk
(Jane) M. Hardy, Ina (F.) Manuel, Cal(vin), (J. ) Manuel ware presented by thare parents for Baptism and administered by Rev. R. Watkins S. H. Hovey, Clk
Page 33 The ordanance of baptism ware administered to Sibbeal Colburn, (Marcy) Colburn, L(ucene)tia Kendan, (Ahittable) (Matting) James Matting by Rev. R. A. Watkins the 1 Sabath in April 1832 Sam S. Hovey, Clk
June 3, 1832 - The ordance of Baptism ware administered to Edmond Hardy, Josiah Skinner, Mary Hammond, Susan Bealey, Ly(ia) Bealey by Rev R. V. Watkins. S. H. Hovey, Clk
August 26, 1832 - The ordance of Baptism ware administered to Isaac (Grant?), Josiah Elkins, (Jur.) (Loisa) Elkins, (Marcy) Elkins, (Winnick) C. Elkins, (Marcy) Elkins, Solomon Elkins, Carlina Elkins, David J. Bard, (Lucretia) Porter, Paul E. Elkins, Betsey Elkins (by) Rev. William E. Holms, Pastor S. H. Hovey, Clk
(Dec) (14), 18(32) - William (Hals__) was presented by his parents (something else inserted here) and was Baptised by the pastor. W[illia]m E. Holms, Pastor
Dec 9, 1832 - (Peter?) (Attent?) Hamb(leton) was presented by his parents (Enos) & Jane Hamb(leton) and was baptised by the pastor W[illia]m E. Holms, pastor
Page 34 Dec 29, 1832 The ordance of Baptism ware administered to Jonathan B. Bealey household. Thankful M. Bealey, Moses G. Bealey, L(avina) Bealy, (Anna or Aorna) (S.) Bealey, Hepsebeth D. Bealey, Curtis Bealey, Jonath(an) B. Bealy by Rev. Wm (E.) Holmes, Pastor Saml H. Hovey, Clerk
January 20, 1833 The ordance of Baptism ware administered to (Alvin or Alvira) Wh(itcomb) by Rev. Wm (E.) Holmes, Pastor S. H. Hovey, Clk
Feby 1(9), 1833 the ordance of Baptism was administered to the children presented (by thare) parents William Wal(lace), (Llivingston) ( ) Emily Porter by Rev. Wm. (E.) Holmes, Pastor S. H. Hovey, Clerk
Rossetta Manuel ware presented by her parants for Baptism the ordinance was administered by Rev. Wm. (E.) Holmes, Pastor. Saml H. Hovey, Clerk
Mary S(ais) [Sias prob] was baptised at the time she was (rcd) [received] in to the (Chh) [Church] administered by Wm (E.) Holmes October 1838 S. H. Hovey, Clerk
(Joseph?) (Laramee) Grant ware presented by his parants for baptism administered by Wm. (E.) Holmes Dec 22, 18(33 or 38?) S. H. Hovey, Clerk
Page 35 July 27. The confession was this day read by Bro Bailey, together with some prefatory remarks, at the close of the morning service in the sanctuary. E(rastus) West clk
Sept 19. Church met in the meeting house Brother John Wheeler was appointed delegate to the first annual spring Mens State Convention __________________(Mrs Charity)__________________________ (Charles Hardy) (substitute?)_________________________
Mrs. Eleen C. Felch, having been examined was propounded for addition to this church at the next communion.
By vote of the Church the monthly ____ of prayer was reestablished - the contribution (th_______) to be divided between the American Board and American Association.
Voted to take (up) during the year a collection for the Vt (Domestic)Missionary Society.
At the request of Rev. (Pr____ys) (pr) of Troy ___ at the ___ of his confession _______ sequent to it, his case was called up again and after considerable discussion was deferred for future action according to motion the church adjourned.
Page 36  
Blanchard, Stephen West, Mary __________ Wheeler, Alden
Blanchard, Mrs. B. West, Erastus Perkins, Lucy M. Wheeler, Emaline
Hardy, Edmund Thomas, Mrs. Gilpin, Abigail Smith, Samuel
Smith, William Porter, Horace Baily, Ira A. Smith, Mrs.
Smith, Mrs. Porter, Mrs. (Emal.) Baily, Laura Morse, William
Stone, Mrs. (Ethel or Electa?) Porter, Benjamin Skinner, Josiah Mattin, James
Stone, Mary Jane Porter, Lydia Skinner, Clarrisa Brown, Sally
Peabody, Mrs. Parkhurst, Lakin Elkins, Mrs. Anna Porter, Sarah
Hamilton, (Ros)eltha Wilson, Mary Ann Elkins, Mrs. Patty Gregory, Lucinda
Hamilton, Mary Jane Manuel, Gardner Elkins, Josiah Hammond, Wilba
Tisdale, Harriet Manuel, _______ Elkins, Louisa Davis, Susan
      Davis, Harriet
Page 37 Wheeler, John Dorman, Julia Hardy, Mary West, Timothy
Wheeler, Catherine Gilman, Mrs. Thomas Hardy, Charles Elkins, Addie M.
Hunt, Emeline Manuel, Martha P. Hardy, Mary Falconer, John
Wheeler, Harriet Bailey, Maryett Hardy, Caroline Falconer, Susan
Wheeler, Emma Comerford, Mary A. Upton, Harriet N.  
Dorman, Orin Hardy, Albert    



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