Methodist Episcopal Church Of Lansing, West Dryden And Asburg Records,1850-1880.

Collection Number: 6071

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansing, West Dryden and Asburg records, 1850-1880.
Collection Number:
6071
Creator:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansing, West Dryden and Asbury (Lansing, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Register listing baptisms, marriages, probationers, ministers and members for all three churches (which were charges on one circuit) and class lists for the West Dryden and Asbury societies.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

What is presently called the Lansing United Methodist Church once included Methodist Episcopal charges at North Lansing, West Dryden, Ludlowville and Lansingville. Classes at each of these towns were at one point a circuit whose minister held services at all of their churches. The classes of the Asburg church at Lansing and the Methodist Episcopal church at West Dryden are listed in this register. The Asburg church's class formed in 1797, built its "Red Meeting House" in 1811, and when it burned, built a new church in 1844. The West Dryden Methodist Episcopal class formed in 1811 at what was then known as Fox's Corners, and built its church in 1832. Members of the Lansing Methodist Episcopal church are included in membership lists in the register. During the years 1794-1797 three Methodist classes formed in Lansing, joined in 1797 and built the first frame church in the Genesee circuit.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The register of the Lansing, West Dryden and Asbury churches (1850-1880) lists baptisms, marriages, probationers, ministers, and church and class members. There are several revised lists in most sections, some with dates, but few inclusive dates; that is, many original (not revised) lists of classes and church members have no dates.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansing, West Dryden and Asbury (Lansing, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Methodist Episcopal Church.--New York (State)--Lansing.
Church records and registers--New York (State)--Lansing.

Places:
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Lansing (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
West Dryden (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Asbury (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes.
Baptismal certificates.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansing, West Dryden and Asburg records, #6071. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Table of contents
No page numbers.
Baptisms
Records date, names, date of birth, administrator/minister, witness.
Marriages
Records date, names of parties, residence, place of marriage, minister, witness.
Probationers
Records date, name, condition and age, residence, class leader, remarks.
Probationers, 1853
Same as above.
Probationers, revised list, July 13, 1854 and 1855
Same as above.
Probationers continued, as above.
Probationers, revised list April 1868 .
Contributions to missionary society for year ending 1877
Records names and amounts.
Contributions for same, 1878 .
Contributions for same, 1879 .
Alphabetical list of members, n.d .
Lists names, residence, time and mode of joining class leader, remarks. Four revised lists follow, with dates and author's signature.
Class lists for West Dryden and Asbury societies, no dates.
List class number, title, when meets, names and remarks. Revised lists also appear in this section, some with dates.
Official members list, n.d.
Lists local preachers, exhorters, stewards and class leaders.
Class lists continued, as above.