Methodist Episcopal Church Of Danby Records,1831-1915.

Collection Number: 6056

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Danby records, 1831-1915.
Collection Number:
6056
Creator:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Danby (Danby, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
One volume of Trustees' Annual Meeting minutes (1831-1915), one volume of Steward's Quarterly Conference meeting minutes (1831-1885), and a Register (1856-1906) listing members, baptisms and marriages.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Methodist Church of Danby was originally organized as a class of five members in 1811. It was incorporated as a society in 1831. The next year the church building was begun. There were two other appointments in the Danby circuit, Morris Chapel (which had 60 members in 1879) and Jersey Hill.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Methodist Episcopal Church of Danby; 3 vols. of records, mainly document Quarterly Stewart Meetings (1831-1885). Although a class was organized in 1811, no records exist before 1831. The Quarterly Stewart Meeting records include: names of persons elected stewards, names of individuals given licenses to preach, reports on the Sabbath school and the state of the church, and records of money collected during the year.
Also included in the collection are annual trustee meeting records (1831-1915) and a church register (1856-1906).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Danby (Danby, N.Y.)

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

Places:
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Danby (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Baptismal certificates.
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Danby records, #6056. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Item 1
Annual Trustee Meeting Minutes, November 29, 1831 - January 1, 1915 , Chronological, not paginated
Contains: Certificate of incorporation (November 29, 1831)3 decision to build a meeting house (March 1832), names of persons elected trustees, records of repairs to the meeting house and parsonage (and their cost), names of persons elected treasurers, names of persons hired as sextons, and records of expenditures.
Item 2
Quarterly Conference Meeting Minutes, August 27, 1831 - May 16, 1885 , Chronological, not paginated
Contains: names of stevards and expenditures, names of individuals given license to preach, reports on the Sabbath school, names of district stevards, pastors' and stewards' reports, names of full members, of those vho withdrew from the church.
Item 3
Church Register, July 1, 1856 - October, 1906
Contains: names of members and how admitted to the church, membership lists for the various classes, baptismal records and marriage records.