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1884 list of Pastors, Deacons & Parishioners
Weston, Windsor Co., Vermont


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St. Johnsbury, Vt Genealogy
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This church was organized before the town of Weston was set off
from Andover, by a council which sat for two days, Sept 4-5, 1779.
Of this council Rev. William Hall of Grafton, Vt., was Moderator,
and Rev. Abel Fiske, Scribe. Mr. Fiske was the second settled
pastor at Wilton, NH., whence many early settlers of this town came.
The delegates were Mr. William Pierce, Wilton, NH: Dea. James Ross,
Grafton, VT: Dea. Daniel Kingsbury, Keene, NH.

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There were thirty original members, fifteen males and fifteen females.
The church voted that Mr. Christopher Martin be the Moderator of the
church, Mr. David Spafford, Jr., Clerk and that Amasa Piper, Samuel Miller
and Jonathan Cram, be a "Committee", to serve, probably as deacons.
Rev. Mr. Fiske remained for a while to minister to the people,
baptizing the children, 27 in one day, representing four families,
and 23 the next. At intervals Mr. Fiske returned to Weston as
did Rev. Mr. Hall, Rev. Peter Read and Rev. Philetus Clark.
The following facts are gleaned from the meager records of those years:
In 1821, Oct 4, fifteen Articles of Faith adopted: June 26, 1822,
Ezra Ritter and Ezekiel Lovejoy were chosen deacons: Nov. 1828,
Rev. Stillman Morgan, widely known as the "children's minister",
was installed as the first settled pastor of the church and the
first settled minister of the town: in 1839, the present house of
worship was built: July 5, 1845, Samuel Peabody was chosen Deacon:
in 1847, Rev. Samuel H. Tolman, pastor, the church was blessed with
a revival, in 1857, Enoch Pease was chosen Deacon.
The following list of pastors and members is as complete as possible
under the circumstances.

Pastors Installed Dismissed
Clark, Philetus   1826
Morgan, Stillman Nov. 19, 1828 1831
Parsons, Justin 1832  
Jones, John   1840
Barrett, Edward S. Feb 9, 1841 July 16, 1844
Tolman, Samuel H. Sept 20, 1844 May 30, 1847
Warren, Waters June 6, 1847  
Walker, John April 1849 Sept 1855
Coburn, L. S. Fall 1857 1866
Pike, J. W. C. Winter 1867 1869
Adams, Arthur H. Miss. to Japan May to Sept 1871
Samuel, Robert Jan 14, 1874 March 12, 1875
Bryant, S. J. May 1875 Oct 1875
Switzer, C. J. May 1876 May 1877
Flint, J. R. June 1879 April 1882
Sneath, E. H. Summer 1882 Summer 1883
Dutton, George A. Nov 1883 March 1884
Members Joined  
Abbott, Joseph Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Abbott, Lucy (Mrs. J.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Martin, Christopher Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Martin, Sarah (Mrs. C.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Pease, Augustus Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Pease, Tirza (Mrs. A.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Whitman, John, Jr. Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Whitman, Sarah (Mrs. J.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Cram, Jonathan Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Cram, Mary (Mrs. J.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Piper, Thomas Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Piper, Judith (Mrs. T.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Spafford, David Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Spafford, Elizabeth (Mrs. D.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Pease, Obadiah Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Pease, Achsah (Mrs. O.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Abbott, Barachias Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Abbott, Anna (Mrs. B.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Blanchard, Abial Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Blanchard, Hannah (Mrs. A.) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Tadder, James Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Wilder, Samuel Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Piper, Amasa Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Chubbuck, Elijah Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Burditt, Joshua Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Pease, Jemima (Mrs. Ezekiel) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Wilkins, Polly (Mrs. Stephen) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Richardson, Sarah (Mrs. Jonah) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Haseltine, Sarah (Mrs. Follensbee) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Chamberlain, Polly (Mrs. Asa) Sept 5, 1799 rec. by letter deceased
Lovejoy, Ezekiel 1810 rec. by letter deceased
Lovejoy, Eunice (Mrs. E.) 1822 deceased
Miles, Asahel Niles? 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Niles, Mary (Mrs. A.) Miles? 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Ritter, Ezra 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Ritter, Jane (Mrs. E.) 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Parsons, Oliver 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Parsons, Lydia (Mrs. O.) 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Fuller, Hannah K. 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Tidder, Esther 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Foster, Asenath 1821 rec. by letter deceased
Peabody, Samuel July 14, 1822 deceased
Peabody, Lucina (Mrs. S.) July 14, 1822 deceased
Piper, Sarah (Mrs. T.) July 14, 1822 deceased
Lovejoy, Henry July 14, 1822 deceased
Lovejoy, Sally (Mrs. H.) July 14, 1822 deceased
Smith, Sally, (Mrs. Dr. Rogers) July 14, 1822 deceased
Lovejoy, Phineas Dec 1, 1822 rec. by letter deceased
Lovejoy, Hannah (Mrs. P.) Dec 1, 1822 rec. by letter deceased
Boutelle, Hannah Dec 1, 1822 deceased
Rideout, David Dec 1, 1822 deceased
Rideout, Rhoda (Mrs. D.) Dec 1, 1822 deceased
Smith, Rebekah (Mrs. Cephas Dale) Jan 5, 1823 deceased
Peabody, Joel Jan 5, 1823 deceased
Rideout, Rhoda (Mrs. J. Peabody) May 11, 1823 deceased
Peabody, Samuel, Jr. 1823 deceased
Peabody, Eunice G. (Mrs. S.) 1828 deceased
Bennett, Sarah (Mrs. Hezekiah) July 3, 1823 deceased
Wilkins, Silas Aug 13, 1823 deceased
Wilkins, Harriet (Mrs. S.) Aug 13, 1823 deceased
Turner, Sally (Mrs. Wm.) 1825 rec. by letter deceased
Chamberlain, Becca (Mrs. Samuel) 1825 rec. by letter deceased
Chaffin, Elizabeth (Mrs. Samuel) 1826 rec. by letter deceased
Blanchard, Mary 1826 rec. by letter deceased
Lawrence, Aaron 1825 rec. by letter deceased
Lawrence, Lucy (Mrs. A.) 1825 rec. by letter deceased
Davis, Isaac 1825 deceased
Davis, Mary (Mrs. I.) 1825 deceased
Fuller, Relief (Mrs. Lewis) 1825 deceased
Richardson, Artemas 1825 Excommunicated
Richardson, Rachel (Mrs. A.) 1825 Excommunicated
Felton, John 1825 deceased
Martin, Madison Aug 1, 1828 deceased
Kimball, Mary 1828 deceased
Burton, Roxcelane 1831 Excommunicated
Piper, Nahum 1831 dismissed by letter
Piper, Catharine (Mrs. N.) 1831 dismissed by letter
Spaulding, Simeon 1832 deceased
Spaulding, Hannah (Mrs. S.) 1832 deceased
Cragin, Benjamin 1833 dismissed by letter
Cragin, Mahala (Mrs. B.) 1833 dismissed by letter
Powers, James Oct 1831 lost sight of
Peabody, Tirzah 1835 deceased
Peabody, Mariah 1835 dismissed by letter
Lovejoy, Dorcas 1835
Peabody, Betsey (Mrs. Samuel) 1835 deceased
Felton, Mary 1837 lost sight of
Felton, John Jr. 1837 lost sight of
Heseltine, Relief 1837 lost sight of
Spaulding, Ruby (Mrs. Ryland) 1837
Ball, Jerusha (Mrs. Calvin) 1837 rec. by letter deceased
Clough, Sarah Aug 24, 1839 lost sight of
Dean, Experience (Mrs. Artemas) Feb 2, 1840 rec. by letter deceased
Moore, Ephriam Jan 12, 1845 deceased
Moore, Esther (Mrs. E.) May 1840 rec. by letter
Bartlett, Sarah (Mrs. Jotham) May 22, 1841 rec. by letter deceased
Dale, Roxana (Mrs. Jonas) May 22, 1841 rec. by letter deceased
Barrett, Rev. Edward S. May 22, 1841 rec. by letter deceased
Barrett, Orpha (Mrs. E. S.) May 22, 1841 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Fletcher, Benjamin May 22, 1841 rec. by letter lost sight of
Work, John Sept 3, 1842 rec. by letter deceased
Work, Mrs. John Sept 3, 1842 rec. by letter deceased
Abbott, Benning K. Jan 12, 1845 deceased
Pease, Enoch Nov, 7, 1847
Pease, Louisa (Mrs. E.) May, 4 1845 rec. by letter
Fuller, Anna Oct 24, 1845 rec. by letter deceased
Vose, Joseph Oct 31, 1845 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Vose, Theana (Mrs. J.) Oct 31, 1845 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Farley, Dorcas 1845 Excommunicated
Brown, Lucy 1845 lost sight of
Shaw, Dr. Heman Dec 27, 1846 rec. by letter deceased
Shaw, Sophia (Mrs. H.) March 7, 1847 deceased
Moore, E. Minerva (Mrs. R. S. Clayton) March 7, 1847
Lovejoy, Nancy C. March 7, 1847 lost sight of
Moore, S. Elizabeth (Mrs. Johnson) March 7, 1847 dismissed by letter
Sweetland, Marcellus L. March 14, 1847 Excommunicated
Fiske, Joel B. March 14, 1847
Fiske, Lydia (Mrs. J. B.) March 14, 1847
Persons, Abigail March 14, 1847 Excommunicated
Persons, Nancy Jane March 14, 1847 Excommunicated
Piper, Miriam F. March 14, 1847 deceased
Gardner, Joseph May 16, 1847 rec. by letter lost sight of
Gardner, Emeline (Mrs. J.) May 16, 1847 rec. by letter lost sight of
Turner, Nancy May 16, 1847 rec. by letter lost sight of
Pease, Elijah Nov 7, 1847 deceased
Rideout, Sumner Oct 3, 1847  
Adams, Austin Aug 19, 1849 dismissed by letter
Heald, Henrietta (Mrs. Ira) Nov 2, 1849 rec. by letter deceased
Pierce, Joseph G. Nov 18, 1849 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Pierce, Hannah (Mrs. J. G.) Nov 18, 1849 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Clark, Sarah L. (Mrs. H. G.) Feb 27, 1851 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
French, Thomas July 1851 rec. by letter deceased
French, Mrs. Thomas July 1851 rec. by letter lost sight of
Dale, Jane F. (Mrs. W. P.) Feb 15, 1852 rec. by letter lost sight of
Culver, Marshal Jan 30, 1853 dismissed by letter
Moore, E. Ardin Sept 1854  
Moore, Mary J. (Mrs. E. A. Moore) Sept 1854 rec. by letter  
Flint, Rev. J. R. Sept 1879 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Flint, Mrs. J. R. Sept 1879 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Lovejoy, Ann C. 1855 rec. by letter lost sight of
Fenn, Hannah E. (Mrs. J. C.) March 18, 1857  
Piper, Ellen M. March 18, 1857 lost sight of
Lawrence, Sarah May 13, 1858  
Work, Lomira July 4, 1858  
Piper, Martha N. Aug 15, 1858 dismissed by letter
Spaulding, Eliza G. (Mrs. Simeon) June 22, 1861 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Peabody, Ellen M. Oct 27, 1861 deceased
Peabody, Emma C. Oct 27, 1861  
Piper, Harvey C. 1863 rec. by letter dismissed by letter
Tuttle, Luther July 2, 1876  
Tuttle, Amelia (Mrs. L.) April 6, 1867  
Spaulding, Samuel Romaine July 7, 1867  
Jones, Gamaliel Oct 11, 1867 lost sight of
Pike, Nancy M. Oct 11, 1867 rec. by letter lost sight of
Pike, Althea Oct 11, 1867 rec. by letter lost sight of
Smith, Jacob July 2, 1876  
Smith, Mrs. Jacob Jan 19, 1868  
Gilmore, Asa D. June 23, 1871 rec. by letter  
Gilmore, Ann (Mrs. A. D.) June 23, 1871 rec. by letter  
Bartlett, Lucy P. Sept 17, 1871  
Persons, Roby (Mrs. O. S.) March 17, 1872  
Shepard, Mrs. Emily March 17, 1872 deceased
Waite, Mary (Mrs. J. G.) March 17, 1872  
Rideout, Timothy A. July 5, 1873 rec. by letter  
Rideout, Hannah (Mrs. T. A.) July 5, 1873 rec. by letter  
Smith, Clara A. (Mrs. Amos) July 6, 1873 rec. by letter lost sight of
Fiske, Juliette H. Sept 6, 1873 rec. by letter  
Clayton, Randall S. Feb 28, 1874 rec. by letter  
Moore, Obed E. Aug 5, 1876  
Spaulding, William July 1, 1876  
Spaulding, Ruby A. July 1, 1876  
Pease, John W. July 1, 1876 dismissed by letter
Waite, Hannah (Mrs. W. D.) Sept 13, 1878 rec. by letter  
Barber, Mary J. July 1880 rec. by letter deceased
Hicks, Libbie H. Sept 5, 1880  
Orkins, Alice S. March 1881  
Wadleigh, Eliza C. (Mrs. J.) March 1881  
Moore, Anna M. March 16, 1884  



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