First Methodist Episcopal Church Of Fairville Records,1836-1927.

Collection Number: 6011

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairville records, 1836-1927.
Collection Number:
6011
Creator:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairville (Fairville, N.Y.)
Quantity:
2 reels microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Minutes of annual meetings of male members of the church to elect trustees (1843-1927), a subscription list (1875), and a valuation of church property (1875).
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Little is known about the origins, activities or end of this church. Indications are that the minutes from February 9, 1836 document the first formal organization since they list subscribers for the construction of the church which at times was called the First Protestant Episcopal Church of Fairville, the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairville, the First Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Fairville, and the First Methodist Society. The church building was torn down in 1978.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

In addition to these records the church must have had a register, as in 1850 a "recorder" was elected to obtain the names of the class members and their contributions for support of the gospel and to record them in a volume which was to be purchased for that purpose. The records consist of loose sheets containing the minutes of the Board of Trustees (1836-1842) including the certificate of incorporation and a list of subscribers. (Part I); a volume of trustee's minutes (1842-1927), 5 receipts for building supplies, and "Directions for perpetrating the Corporate existence of societies.
SUBJECTS

Names:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairville (Fairville, N.Y.)
First Methodist Society (Fairville, N.Y.)
First Protestant Episcopal Church of Fairville (Fairville, N.Y.)
First Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Fairville (Fairville, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Methodist Episcopal Church--New York (State)--Fairville.
Methodist church buildings.

Places:
Fairville (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Wayne County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairville records, #6011. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Part I
Minutes of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairville.
Contains minutes of annual meetings of male members of the church to elect trustees (October 8, 1842-January 1927, no meeting in 1905) which also include some financial deliberations and accounts. One item of note is a festival held on February 9, 1870 to liquidate the church debt. A subscription list occurs on October 10, 1875.
Part II
Minutes
The minutes record the election of trustees and the financial condition of the church. Items of import include references to the construction of the church, and the Certificate of Election of Trustees to incorporate the church on February 19, 1836. A list of voting members is entered on October 1842.