Baptist Church Of Hornby Records,1860-1916.

Collection Number: 6074

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Baptist Church of Hornby records, 1860-1916.
Collection Number:
6074
Creator:
Baptist Church of Hornby (Hornby, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Covenant and annual meeting minutes interspersed with membership records. Subjects discussed include revivals, the appointment of pastors, and church discipline.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The early history of this congregation as related by William G. Gardner (see the accessions folder) is unclear. Apparently a number of congregations from the area around Hornby Forks including Dryun, Jersey, Catlin, Mead's Creek, Campbell (then West Hill) and Erwin had formed congregations which contributed members to the Hornby Church at its formation between 1825 and 1838. In 1840 the Mead's Creek Baptist Church was set off from Hornby as a separate congregation. The church originally belonged to the Steuben Association but by 1847 had joined the Chemung River Baptist Association which met in Hornby in 1860. After 1862 the Hornby church had a Sunday school.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records of the Hornby Baptist Church (1860-1916) contain monthly covenant and annual meeting minutes interspersed with membership lists which are revised periodically between i860 and 1895. Minutes deal mainly with the condition of the church, the election of trustees, church discipline, and procuring ministers. In the back of the volume are minutes of the Chemung River Baptist Association in 1865 and the Program of the 67th Annual meeting held in 1909. Some entries are illegible.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Baptist Church of Hornby (Hornby, N.Y.)
Baptist Church of Mead's Creek (Mead's Creek, N.Y.)
Chemung River Baptist Association (N.Y.)
Steuben Baptist Association (N.Y.)

Subjects:
Baptists--Education.
Church records and registers--New York (State)--Hornby.
Church discipline.
Baptists--New York (State)--Hornby.
Revivals--New York (State)--Hornby.

Places:
Steuben County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Hornby (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Baptist Church of Hornby records, #6074. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Record Book, 1860-1916
Contains monthly covenant meeting and annual meeting minutes with membership information interspersed. They record the appointment of pastors, the receiving and dismissal of members, congregational discipline, and occasionally, church policy. Membership lists and items of note in the meeting minutes are as follows:
Inside front cover
List of months and money.
Inside front cover
List of officers of the Baptist Church and Society
Inside front cover
Trustees and Ministerial Committee, l866-l880.
Page 1, 1860
List of male members with date of death noted.
Page 2-3, 1860
List of female members with "notes."
Page 90, Aug. 3, 1880
List of male members with remarks, con't.
Page 91, Aug. 3, 1880
List of female members with remarks, con't.
Page 112, Aug. 7, 1883
List of male members with remarks.
Page 113, Aug. 7, 1883
List of female members with remarks.
Page 114, Aug. 7, 1883
List of male members with remarks.
Page 115, Aug. 7, 1883
List of female members with remarks.
Page 148, Feb. 1892
List of male members.
Page l49, Feb. 1892
List of female members.
Page 161, ?
List of female members.
Page 162, ?
List of male members.
Page 192, Sept. 1892
List of male members.
Page 193, Sept. 1892
List of female members.
Page 216, Sept. 1895
List of male members.
Page 217-218, Sept. 1895
List of female members.
Page 5, May 5, 1860
Covenant meeting minutes commence.
Page 5, July 7, 1860
Visit by the American Home Mission Society agent.
Page 6, Sept. 1860
Church hosted the Meeting of the Chemung River Baptist Association.
Page 18, May 3, 1862
A Sunday School is organized
Page page 28, date. Dec. 21, 1864
contents Ordination of Bro. F. G. Surbridge.
Page 34, Apr. 7, 1866
Discussion of how to achieve a revival.
Page 58, Dec. 4&5, 1873
Discussion of whether or not to have a revival.
Page 67, Aug. 26, 1876
Voted that the meeting house not be used for political meetings.
Page 119, Dec. 18, 1883
Covenant and Articles of Faith of the Baptist Publishing Society at Philadelphia are adopted by the congregation.
Page 120, Jan. 1884
Female members are given the right to participate in and vote on all transactions of the church.
Page 128, Apr. 1865-Sept.
No meetings.
Page 128, 1865 Sept. 1865- Jan.
No meetings.
Page 128, 1886
Page 128, Jan.-Apr. 1886
No meetings.
Page 137, Apr. 1887
After a slump new members begin to come in.
Page 142-143
Pages are out of order.
Page 196-197
Statistics for 1905.
Page 260-261
Program of the 67th Annual Meeting of the Chemung River Baptist Association, 1909.
Page 26l
Minutes of the 23rd Anniversary of the Chemung River Baptist Association, 1865.
Page 261-362
Blank.
Page 363, May 4, 1907
Last minutes