Congregational Church
1863 List of Pastors, Deacons & Parishioners
Vershire, Orange County, Vermont


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The Church was organized July 14, 1787. In 1826, twelve members left to form a Baptist Church, eventually, six others followed.
The first House of Worship was created in 1802 and the present structure was erected in 1836.
PASTORS INSTALLED DISMISSED
Rev. Stephen Fuller 3 Sep 1788 (also ordained) died 12 Apr 1816
Rev. Thomas Simpson 10 Dec 1823 8 June 1825
     
  SUPPLIED PASTORS  
Rev. Samuel White a few months  
Rev. George Coan a few weeks  
Rev. Samuel Goddard a few months  
Rev. Mr. Randall a few months, 1819  
Rev. John Dunkler a few weeks, 1821  
Rev Mr. Foote two yrs, for half time 1826-7  
Rev. Mr. Smith a few months, 1830  
Rev. Dan Blodgett three years 1831-33  
Rev John Suddard two or three years  
Rev Mr. Stearns a few weeks  
Rev. Mr. Woods a few weeks, 1837  
Rev. Stillman Morgan five years, 1838-41  
Rev. Edward Fuller occasionally, 1842  
Rev. Asa Putney five or six yrs., 1842-8  
Rev. Thomas Hall about five yrs., 1848-53  
Rev. Joseph Fuller seven yrs., 1853-60  
Mr. Horace B. Woodworth 11 weeks, 1860  
Mr. Nathaniel G. Bonney six weeks, 1861  
Mr. Albert A. Young one year, 1861-2  
Rev. Charles Duren 4 Jan 1863 and present acting pastor  
DEACONS RECEIVED/ELECTED LEFT
Asa Church   died
Asa Bond   moved away
William Furgeson   moved away
1801    
John Ball received by profession moved away
Ebenezer Parker received by profession 27 Oct 1814 (Elected) died 1838
1808    
Joel Walker received by profession 27 Oct 1814 (Elected) moved away, 1818
Michael Phillips received by profession 4 June 1838 (Elected) died 19 Feb 1859
1819    
Lyman Walker received by profession 3 May 1822 (Elected) moved away
George W. Maltby received by profession 3 May 1822 (Elected) moved away
1832    
Jonah Cooley, p., 1832 received by profession 4 June 1838 (Elected) moved away, 1842
Harvey Colton received by profession 5 April 1849 (Elected) moved away , 1851
1839    
Hial Colton, p., 1839 received by profession July 1859 (Elected)  
CLERKS
Rev. Stephen Fuller during his pastorate died 12 Apr 1816
Pliny Dwight 9 June 1819 (Elected) died 26 July 1861
Dr. T. Gilman Simpson 29 Sept 1861 (Elected)  
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF Rev. Stephen Fuller
Rev. Fuller was born in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut 3 Dec 1756. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1786 and studied Theology with Asa Burton, D. D., of Thetford. He was ordained pastor of this church 3 Sept 1788 and continued until his death. He died at the home of his brother, Dr. Fuller, 12 Apr 1816 in New Haven, Addison, Vermont at age 60. He was buried in Vershire, Orange, Vermont. He was a faithful pastor and a man of good talents. He was an earnest and impressive preacher, thoroughly orthodox in his faith and a deep thinker, with close reasoning. He aimed to preach a pure gospel in a most impressive manner, realizing his dependence upon God for his success. He made himself easily understood and people felt the force of his appeals. He labored in difficult times, but not in vain. He married Phebe Thurston of Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. She was a amiable woman, distinguished for her kindness and cheerful spirit. She mourned her husband for over forty years and died 29 Oct 1856 at age ni
CATALOGUE OF MEMBERS
A list of the original membership has been lost. When a name has been changed by marriage, the new name is in brackets ( ).
DATE ADMITTED HOW ADMITTED LEFT CHURCH
     
1787    
Walker, Joel received by profession died
Walker, Mrs. Rhoda received by profession died
Woodward, Theodorus received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Woodward, Urana received by profession  
1788    
Colton, Alpheus received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
1789    
Colton, Mrs. Experience received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
Colton, Mrs. Sybil received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
Fuller, Phebe (Thurston) received by profession died
Langdon, Mrs. James received by letter dismissed to another church
Mattson, Mrs. Elizabeth received by profession died
Warriner, Reuben received by letter died
1791    
Prescott, Mrs. Mary received by profession died
1792    
Bartholomew, Oliver received by profession dismissed to another church
Church, Deacon Asa received by profession died
Colton, Sally received by letter separated by request of self, and church vote
Runnels, Mrs. Chloe received by letter  
1793    
Avery, Charles received by profession  
Bartholomew, Mrs. Lydia received by profession dismissed to another church
Bartholomew, Moses received by profession dismissed to another church
Carrier, John received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
Carrier, Mrs. John received by profession died
Kimball, Mrs. Eunice received by profession dismissed to another church
Mattoon, Mrs. Nathaniel received by profession died
Winchester, Mrs. Bethiah received by profession dismissed to another church
1794    
Colton, Julius   separated by request of self, and church vote
Morse, Noah received by letter died
Morse, Mrs. Noah received by letter dismissed to another church
Kinnister, Samuel received by profession  
1796    
Cooley, Jonah received by letter died
Cooley, Mrs. Jonah received by letter died
Kendric, Mrs. Zeruiah received by profession  
Spencer, Mrs. Anna received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
1798    
Barrett, Mrs. received by profession died
Church, Isaac received by letter dismissed to another church
Church, Mrs. Isaac received by letter dismissed to another church
Maltby, Widow Huldah received by letter died
CATALOGUE OF CHURCH IN 1814
DATE ADMITTED HOW ADMITTED LEFT CHURCH
1787    
Woodward, Theodorus received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
1788    
Fuller, Rev. Stephen received by letter died 12 Apr 1816
1789    
Fuller, Mrs. Phebe received by profession died 29 Oct 1856
Mattson, Mrs. Elizabeth received by profession died
Warriner, Reuben received by letter died
1791    
Prescott, Mrs. Mary received by profession died
1792    
Church, Deacon Asa received by profession died
Colton, Mrs. Sally received by letter dismissed to another church
1793    
Bartolomew, Mrs. Lydia received by profession dismissed to another church
     
UNKNOWN DATE ADM    
     
Aldridge, Aaron   dismissed to another church
Bond, Deacon Asa   dismissed to another church
Bond, Mrs. Susannah   dismissed to another church
Carr, Mrs. Polly   dismissed to another church
Church, Mrs. Abiah received by profession dismissed to another church
Church, Asa, Jr.   dismissed to another church
Church, Mrs. Asa   dismissed to another church
Church, Eleanor   removed without known to have taken letters
Church, Polly   dismissed to another church
Church, Mrs. Polly   dismissed to another church
Furgeson, Mrs. Martha   dismissed to another church
Furgeson, Deacon William   dismissed to another church
Jones, Mrs. Samuel   dismissed to another church
Lamb, Elizabeth   removed without known to have taken letters
Maltby, Mrs. Sally   dismissed to another church
Maltby, Mrs. Susannah   died
Mattoon, Nathaniel   died
Mattson, Cata   dismissed to another church
Moody, Elijah   dismissed to another church
Moody, Mrs. Elijah   dismissed to another church
Morey, Mrs. Zenas   died
Phillips, Mrs. Mary   died
Porter, Dr. Thomas   died
Titus, Mrs. Sally   removed without known to have taken letters
1801    
Aldridge, Mrs. Mercy received by profession dismissed to another church
Baldwin, Mrs. Asa received by profession dismissed to another church
Ball, Deacon John received by profession dismissed to another church
Bliss, Simeon received by profession dismissed to another church
Parker, Deacon Ebenezer received by profession died
Walker, Mrs. Aaron received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Walker, Mrs. Leonard received by letter dismissed to another church
1808    
Avery, Charles received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Baker, David received by profession dismissed to another church
Baker, Mrs. David received by profession dismissed to another church
Bartholomew, Mrs. Lucy received by profession dismissed to another church
Bartholomew, Oliver received by profession dismissed to another church
Berry, Peleg received by profession dismissed to another church
Carrier, Mrs. Jerusha received by profession died
Church, Isaac received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Colton, Daniel received by profession dismissed to another church
Daniels, Betsey R. received by profession dismissed to another church
Drake, Mrs. Abigail received by profession dismissed to another church
Drake, James received by profession dismissed to another church
Dwight, Pliny received by profession died
Fuller, Rev. Henry received by profession received by profession
Fuller, Nabby (Mattoon) received by profession died
Holmes, Mrs. received by profession dismissed to another church
M'Arthur, Sally (Dwight) received by profession  
Maltby, Alice received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, Hulda received by profession died
Maltby, Jona received by profession died
Maltby, Mrs. Sally received by profession excommunicated
Maltby, Stephen L. received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, Mrs. William received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Mattoon, Elisha received by profession died
Paine, Sally (Titus) received by profession excommunicated
Phillips, Deacon Michael received by profession died
Prescott, Mrs. Polly received by profession dismissed to another church
Spencer, Dr. Ebenezer received by profession died
Titus, Mrs. Betsey received by profession dismissed to another church
Walker, Elijah received by profession died
Walker, Deacon Joel received by profession dismissed to another church
Walker, Mrs. received by profession dismissed to another church
1809    
Berry, Mrs. Peleg received by profession dismissed to another church
Bliss, Mrs. Nancy received by profession died
Caldwell, Mrs. Betsey received by profession excommunicated
Corse, Mrs. Charlotte received by profession died
Fisher, Mrs. Amy received by profession dismissed to another church
Fisher, Enoch received by profession dismissed to another church
Fisher, Mrs. Hannah received by profession died
Keyes, Thomas received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
Tucker, Mrs. Polly received by profession died
1810    
Carpenter, Mrs. Polly received by profession dismissed to another church
Draper, Mrs. Jonas received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Prescott, Mrs. Betsey   removed without known to have taken letters
Prescott, Jeremiah received by profession died
Walker, Esther (Huntington) received by profession dismissed to another church
1811    
Fuller, Hannah received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
1813    
Cox, Mrs. Sally received by profession  
Fuller, Phebe (McKeen) received by profession dismissed to another church
McKeen, Rev. Silas received by profession dismissed to another church
Robinson, Mrs. Jesse received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
   
From 1814 the Catalogue of the Church appears to be complete to the present time.
MEMBERS
1818    
Douglas, Samuel received by profession dismissed to another church
1819    
Bartholomew, Moses received by profession dismissed to another church
Bartholomew, Moses, Jr. received by profession dismissed to another church
Blanchard, Joseph received by profession dismissed to another church
Blanchard, Mrs. Joseph received by profession dismissed to another church
Carleton, Oliver received by profession dismissed to another church
Carleton, Mrs. Oliver received by profession dismissed to another church
Carleton, Stephen received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Carr, Rhoda (Bliss) received by profession dismissed to another church
Church, Bella received by profession dismissed to another church
Colton, Mrs. Enoch received by profession died
Colton, Mrs. Eunice received by profession died
Colton, Sally, 2d received by profession died
Douglass, Mrs. Polly received by profession dismissed to another church
Flanders, Mrs. Laura received by profession dismissed to another church
Fuller, Edwin received by profession dismissed to another church
Fuller, Lucy received by profession  
Fuller, Lydia received by profession died
Hutchins, Jerusha (Walker) received by profession died
Hutchins, Lucy received by profession died
Johnson, Thomas received by profession died
Jones, Sophronia (Fuller) received by profession dismissed to another church
Lund, Betsey (Bartholomew) received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, Benjamin received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, Lydia (Raymond) received by profession died
Maltby, Deacon George W. received by profession dismissed to another church
Mattoon, Jesse received by profession dismissed to another church
Paine, Mrs. Jesse received by profession dismissed to another church
Palmer, Almira received by profession dismissed to another church
Parker, Lydia received by profession  
Phillips, Laura received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Phillips, Mrs. Sylvia received by profession  
Pomroy, Mrs. Elisha H. received by profession died
Prescott, Esther received by profession dismissed to another church
Prescott, Lucy (Church) received by profession dismissed to another church
Thomas, Isaac received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Thomas, Mrs. Isaac received by profession died
Titus, Lovy received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Walker, Electa (Eno) received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Walker, Deacon Lyman received by profession dismissed to another church
Walker, Sally (Pomroy) received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
1823    
Maltby, Mrs. Benjamin received by profession dismissed to another church
1824    
Carleton, Hannah (Fuller) received by profession dismissed to another church
Carrier, Mrs. Rachel received by letter died
Claughland, Leah B. received by profession dismissed to another church
1826    
Annas, Widow received by profession dismissed to another church
1832    
Alexander, Anda received by profession excommunicated
Alexander, Betsey (Maltby) received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Alexander, Rhoda received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Alexander, Fanny received by profession  
Alexander, John received by profession died
Bliss, Delinda received by profession dismissed to another church
Bliss, Hiram received by profession dismissed to another church
Bliss, Mrs. Polly received by profession dismissed to another church
Church, Asaph received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Church, Mrs. Sophia received by profession died
Church, Sophia N. (Dodge) received by profession  
Church, William H. received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Colton, Deacon Harvey received by profession dismissed to another church
Colton, Mrs. Sally received by profession died
Cooley, Isaac received by profession died
Cooley, Deacon Jonah received by letter dismissed to another church
Cooley, Mrs. Julia received by letter dismissed to another church
Cooley, Leonard received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Corse, Asaph received by profession died
Dwight, Jeannette (Coburn) received by profession  
Dwight, Mary A. (Morton) received by profession  
Fuller, Mrs. Mercy received by profession  
Johnson, Perkins received by profession dismissed to another church
Keyes, Mrs. Margaret received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, David received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, Elizabeth received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, Susan (Godfrey) received by profession died
Mattoon, Israel F. received by profession died
Mattoon, Nathaniel Jr. received by profession died
McArthur, Elias received by profession died
McArthur, Roxana received by profession dismissed to another church
Morey, Emily (Sturtevant) received by profession  
Morey, Jehiel received by profession excommunicated
Patterson, Mrs. Ruth A. received by letter dismissed to another church
Phillips, Mrs. Lydia received by profession dismissed to another church
Phillips, Joseph received by profession dismissed to another church
Platt, Mrs. Eleanor received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Pratt, John received by letter dismissed to another church
Pratt, Joseph, Jr. received by letter dismissed to another church
Pratt, Lydia received by letter dismissed to another church
Pratt, Mrs. Lydia received by profession excommunicated
Prescott, Sherburne received by profession died
Prescott, Lewis received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
Raymond, Mrs. Mary received by profession died
Richardson, Isaac B. received by profession dismissed to another church
Richardson, Mrs. Martha received by profession dismissed to another church
Spencer, Mrs. Lucy received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Spencer, Mrs. Sarah W. received by profession died
Sturtevant, Ancil received by profession suspended
Sturtevant, Horace received by profession died
Titus, William C. received by profession dismissed to another church
Tucker, Mrs. Hannah received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Tucker, Jonathan received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Walker, Elijah, Jr. received by profession dismissed to another church
Wyman, Isaac received by letter  
1834    
Allard, Mrs. Almira received by profession dismissed to another church
Bliss, Mrs. Eleanor received by profession  
Bliss, Dr. Ezra received by profession dismissed to another church
Bliss, Isaac received by profession  
Bliss, Mary received by profession dismissed to another church
Fuller, Sewall received by profession dismissed to another church
Maltby, Mrs. Lydia received by profession dismissed to another church
Patterson, William, Jr. received by letter dismissed to another church
Phillips, Mrs. Eunice received by profession dismissed to another church
Prescott, Mrs. Betsey received by profession  
Roby, Mrs. Eliza received by profession dismissed to another church
1835    
Maltby, Lucinda received by profession died
Patterson, Fidelia received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Porter, Mrs. Enos received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Porter, Mary received by profession died
1839    
Blood, Mrs. Nancy received by letter died
Colton, Deacon Hial received by profession  
Colton, Solomon received by profession died
Cooley, George received by profession died
Corse, Ira received by profession  
Fuller, Judith (Dow) received by profession  
Fuller, Roxana (Flanders) received by profession  
Johnson, Mrs. Sally received by profession  
Keyes, Harriet N. (Gould) received by profession dismissed to another church
Mattoon, Elisha, Jr. received by profession dismissed to another church
McArthur, Mrs. Rebecca received by profession died
Moody, Nancy received by profession dismissed to another church
Morey, Mrs. Polly received by letter dismissed to another church
Morgan, Mrs. Philena received by letter dismissed to another church
Morris, Mrs. Esther received by letter  
Morris, Myra (Goodhue) received by profession  
Morris, William M. received by letter  
Phillips, Hazen received by profession  
Phillips, Mrs. Phebe received by profession  
Phillips, Sylva received by profession  
Prescott, Mrs. Mary Ann received by letter  
Sawyer, Richard received by profession died
Woodward, Elihu received by letter dismissed to another church
Woodward, Maria received by letter dismissed to another church
Woodward, Mary received by letter dismissed to another church
Woodward, Mrs. Mary received by letter dismissed to another church
1843    
Blood, Nancy (Mattoon) received by profession dismissed to another church
Colton, Mrs. Maria (Wallace) received by profession  
Dwight, Charles A. received by profession died
Hutchins, Robert received by profession died
Keyes, Mrs. Sarah P. received by letter died
McArthur, Mrs. Mercy received by profession  
Morris, George F. received by profession separated by request of self, and church vote
Morris, William H. received by profession  
Powers, Nelson A. received by profession removed without known to have taken letters
Robinson, John received by profession excommunicated
Robinson, Obed received by profession excommunicated
Spencer, Mrs. Cynthia received by profession died
1846    
Tenney, Aaron received by letter  
Tenney, Joshua received by letter  
Tenney, Mrs. Mary received by letter  
1848    
Derby, Mrs. Lutheria P. received by letter  
1849    
Hall, Mrs. Marina L. received by letter dismissed to another church
1850    
Fuller, Cyrus received by profession  
Fuller, Serena McK. (Cram) received by profession  
Fuller, Stephen received by profession  
Hall, Eliza Edna received by profession dismissed to another church
1851    
Bliss, Horace Colton received by profession dismissed to another church
Bliss, Mrs. Mary Ann received by letter dismissed to another church
1856    
Turner, Mrs. Lucretia received by profession died
1858    
Baldwin, Mrs. Maria Louisa received by profession  
Colton, Mrs. Selimna B. received by profession  
1859    
Fuller, Mrs. Luvia M. received by profession died
Simpson, Mrs. Angeline M. received by letter  
Simpson, Dr. T. Gilman received by letter  
1860    
Symmes, Mrs. Ambrosia received by letter  
Symmes, Johnson received by letter  
1862    
Allis, Elisha, Jr. received by letter  
Allis, Mrs. Fanny Corsina received by letter  
Fuller, Rev. Joseph received by letter  
Kinney, Amory E. received by letter  
Kinney, Mrs. Caira L. received by letter  
Maltby, Mrs. Roxana Carter received by letter  
McArthur, Johnson Amos received by profession  
McArthur, Mrs. Mary Sophia received by profession  
Pierce, Mrs. Mary Whitman received by letter  
Sargent, Josiah received by letter  
Sargent, Josiah P. received by letter  
Sargent, Maria Antoinette received by letter  
Southworth, Mrs. Sally received by profession  
Young, Rev. Albert A. received by letter dismissed to another church
1863    
Duren, Rev. Charles received by letter  
Richardson, Daniel M. received by letter  
Richardson, Mrs. Susan received by letter  



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