First Presbyterian Church Of Romulus Records,1802-1824.

Collection Number: 6008

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
First Presbyterian Church of Romulus records, 1802-1824.
Collection Number:
6008
Creator:
First Presbyterian Church of Romulus, (Romulus, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 folder.
Forms of Material:
Photocopies.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Photocopy of the first record book of the church which contains membership information, session meeting minutes, the church covenant, and Articles of Faith.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Organized in 1802 by Jedediah Chapman, a famous itinerant minister, and incorporated in 1807, the church came under the Geneva Presbytery on September 17, 1805. A church was built in 1808-1809 with a new building in 1838.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This volume is a photocopy of the first record book of the church, which contains membership information, session meeting minutes, the church covenant, and Articles of Faith (1808-1824).
SUBJECTS

Names:
First Presbyterian Church of Romulus, (Romulus, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Presbyterian Church--New York (State)--Romulus.
Presbyterian Church--New York (State)--Membership.

Places:
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Romulus (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
First Presbyterian Church of Romulus records, #6008. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Item 1
Records of the First Presbyterian Church
Of the Town of Romulus, in the County of Seneca, & State of New York, Constituted April 4th 1802.
Front inside cover lists marriages from 1815-1817.
titlepage
list of founding members
marriages, 1808-l8l3
names of children who can recite the shorter catechism.
January 23, l808-June 25, 1824
Minutes of the session meetings which were attended by the pastor and the church elders. Minutes deal with church discipline, examination of prospective members, acceptance of new members, suspension of members, call to a member to become a minister, baptism, and the election of deacons and sextons. The minutes report that there were no records from November 23, 1804 to January 23, l806.
p. 6, Confession of faith
p. 10, the Church Covenant
8 page list of members and their baptized children
back cover: marriages from 18l3-l8l4