First Methodist Episcopal Church Of Pultneyville Records,1851-1900.

Collection Number: 6046

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Pultneyville records, 1851-1900.
Collection Number:
6046
Creator:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Pultneyville (Pultneyville, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Two registers (1852-1874) which list baptisms, marriages, members, subscribers to periodicals, class leaders, preachers and probationers. A third volume contains trustee minutes (1850-1851, 1858-1861, 1890-1900) reporting on elections and repairs to church property.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In 1811 a local preacher, Josiah Fowler came from Palmyra and formed a Methodist Society. In 1825 this society joined with the Episcopal and various unnamed denominations to build the Union Church of Pultneyville. In 1859 a schism between the Methodists and Episcopalians occurred, and the building was turned over to secular use. This congregation was formed on June 1, 1850. It re-incorporated again on April 8, 1872. It was part of the Pultneyville circuit, Rochester district, East Geneva conference.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection consists of two registers covering the years 1852-69 which contain records of baptisms, marriages, members, subscribers to periodicals, class leaders, preachers, and probationers. The last volume contains sketchy trustees' minutes covering 1850-51, 1858-61, 1890-1900, when a new parsonage was built.
SUBJECTS

Names:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Pultneyville (Pultneyville, N.Y.)
Fowler, Josiah.
Methodist Society (Pultneyville, N.Y.)
Union Church of Pultneyville (Pultneyville, N.Y.)
United Methodist Church of Pultneyville (Pultneyville, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Methodist Episcopal Church--New York (State)--Pultneyville.

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

Form and Genre Terms:
Baptismal certificates.
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
First Methodist Episcopal Church of Pultneyville records, #6046. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Item 1
Church Register, 1852-1874
[Blank pages were not filmed.]
Pages 1-5
Information on the construction of the church in 1874. Partially illegible statement on the 1872 incorporation. Record of Baptisms containing date, name of persons baptised, (whether infant or adult), residence, officiating minister, and witnesses for Sept. 1852-1874.
Pages 6-13
Removed from the volume.
Pages 57-68
Record of Marriages containing date, name of parties, residences, place of marriage, officiating minister, and witnesses covering Sept. 1852-74,
Pages 69-70
Ontario Circuit Genesee Conference Preachers and Elders, 1815-46.
Pages 97-108
Record for Probationers listing date, name, condition, age, residence, class leader, and remarks for 1851-1855.
Pages 181-238
Alphabetical list of members contains name, residence, time and mode of joining, class leader, and remarks, c. 1851-1855*
Pages 315-350
Periodicals list includes subscribers, residence, date of subscription, and when terminates for The Church Advocate and Journal, The Ladies Repository, The Northern Christian Advocate, and The Sunday School Advocate.
Pages 340-351
List of local preachers giving name, residence, remarks, with stewards, their residences, and class leaders and their residences.
Pages 352
List of unidentified names.
Item 2
Record of Baptisms
Pages 5
Name of subscribers who contributed towards the purchase of this volume.
Pages 6-15
July 1859 - August 1869. Contains name, date of birth, residence, officiating minister, witnesses. (Shows large numbers of baptisms at some dates, possibly indicating revivals).
Pages 54-65
Marriages, October 1860 - Lists date, name of parties, residence, place of marriage, officiating minister, and witnesses.
Pages 86-101
Record for Probationers February 1861-1870 lists date, name, condition, residence, class leader, and remarks. (Illegible in places).
Pages 102-123
July 1870 list of members with residences and remarks.
Pages 130-137
August 12, 1877 list of members with residence and remarks, class leader.
Pages 138-
Probationers.
Pages 165
1860 list of pastor, preachers, exhort er, stewards, leaders broken down by locality.
Pages 166-210
Alphabetical list of members listing residence, time and mode of joining, class leader and remarks.
Pages 212-236
Additional membership list. Classes listing leader, when meets, members names, and remarks.
Pages 286-91
Centenary Society, membership list, n.d.
Item 3
"A Record Book; Belonging to the Trustees of the First Society ofthe Methodist Episcopal Church of Pultneyville." 1850-51, 58, 60-6l, 1889, 1893, 1894, 1900 . Unpaginated, chronological order.