First Baptist Church Of Romulus Records,1818-1898.

Collection Number: 6034

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
First Baptist Church of Romulus records, 1818-1898.
Collection Number:
6034
Creator:
First Baptist Church of Romulus (Romulus, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Contains eight transcribed items arranged in chronological order including: two sets of church meeting minutes (1818-1846, 1847-1873); one set of covenant meeting minutes (1873-1898) and five membership lists (1826-1849, 1849-1880, 1861-1898, 1874-1888 and 1895).
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The First Baptist Church of Romulus was established in 1795 with seven members. The first church was established in 1808 and was rebuilt in 1849. The church joined the Chemung Association in 1796 but left it in 1804 to join the Cayuga Association only to leave again in 1820 when they helped establish the Seneca Association.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains eight transcribed items arranged in chronological order including: two sets of church meeting minutes, 1818-1846, 1847-1873; one set of covenant meeting minutes, 1873-1898; and five membership lists, 1826-1849, 1849-1880, 1861-1898, 1874-1888, and 1895. (This collection is a microfilm copy of typed transcripts located in the Seneca County Courthouse filed under "miscellaneous historical record."
SUBJECTS

Names:
First Baptist Church of Romulus (Romulus, N.Y.)
Cayuga Baptist Association.
Chemung Baptist Association.
Seneca Baptist Association.

Subjects:
Baptists--Societies.
Baptists--New York (State)--Romulus.

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 Baptist Church of Romulus records, #6034. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Item #1
"First Baptist Church Romulus. A continuation of our church Records M 2d 1818." Church meeting minutes, 1818-1846 . 57 pp.
Minutes contain: names of persons excluded from communion; names of persons admitted to the church and form of admission, i.e. letter, certificate, examination; names of persons who received letters of dismissal; minutes of a special Baptist council held in Romulus; names of individuals appointed trustees; confession of faith, pp. 19-21; and a discussion of a protracted meeting held between March and April, 1843, p. 48.
Item #2
"First Baptist Church Romulus, N.Y. Book I." Membership list, 1826-1849 . 10 pp.
Membership list regularly includes: members' names, the manner and dates of their admissions, manner and dates of dismissals, and indications of baptisms and deaths.
Item #3
"First Baptist Church Romulus Book 2." Church meeting minutes, 1847-1873 . 36 pp.
Minutes record the regular church proceedings, including admissions and dismissions of members, the pastoral charge of the church, and financial matters.
Item 4
"First Baptist Church Romulus, N.Y. Book II." Membership list, 1849-1880 .
Membership list regularly includes: member's names, the manner and dates of their admissions, manner and dates of dismissals, and indications of baptisms and deaths.
Item #5
"Baptist Church Romulus, N.Y. Book III." Covenant meeting minutes, 1873-1898 .
Minutes record regular church proceedings, including admissions and dismissions of members, the pastoral charge of the church, and financial matters.
Item #6
"Church Roll as revised in 1886." Membership list, 1861-1898 . 5 pp.
Contents: Noted are dates of baptism, admission by letter or relation of Christian experience, and dismission by letter, exclusion, or death.
Item #7
"Names and P.O. Addresses of Members of First Baptist Church, Romulus, N.Y. Dec. 5, 1895 ." 3 pp.
Contents: Alphabetized list of the names and addresses of one hundred and fifty church members.
Item #8
"Membership List of 1st, Bap. Chh. of Romulus, N.Y. Taken from the old list. Oct. 1874 ." 4 pp.
Contents: List of church members received, dismissed, and received between 1874-1888. Reasons for admission and dismission are noted.