Second Presbyterian Church Of Fayette Records,1825-1859.

Collection Number: 6080

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Second Presbyterian Church of Fayette records, 1825-1859.
Collection Number:
6080
Creator:
Second Presbyterian Church of Fayette (Canoga, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Session minutes which document the acceptance and dismissal of members, selection of delegates to the Presbytery, selection of elders and trustees, and matters of church discipline. Lists of baptisms and members.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

This church was formed at Canoga in Eastern Fayette township on June 28, 1825 with eleven members. In 1834 the church, under the Geneva Presbytery built a church costing $1,700. In 1848 the pastor, Reverend Mr. Cherry, an abolitionist, led the church in withdrawing from the Presbyterian Church and in forming a Congregational organization. This decision was rescinded in 1851. In 1840 a parsonage was built, later sold, and repurchased in 1860.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Scope: Contains session minutes which document the acceptance and dismissal of members, selection of delegates to the Presbytery, selection of elders and trustees, and matters of church discipline. Periodic revivals are indicated by sudden increases in membership. Lists of members and baptisms are located in the back of the volume.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Second Presbyterian Church of Fayette (Canoga, N.Y.)
Geneva Presbytery (Canoga, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Church records and registers--New York (State)--Canoga.
Presbyterian Church--New York (State)--Canoga.
Presbyterian church buildings--New York (State)--Canoga.
Congregational churches--New York (State)--Canoga.

Places:
Canoga (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Seneca County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes
Baptismal certificates


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on use:
Not to be published or otherwise released in such form that any individual mentioned in the records can be identified.
Cite As:
Second Presbyterian Church of Fayette records, #6080. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Canoga Church Records, 1825-1859
Items of note follow:
June 28, 1825
Account of the formation of the church which lists original members and where they are from.
June 28, 1825
Confession of Faith
June 28, 1825
Church Covenant
Page 1, June 28, 1825
First Session meeting.
Page 9, Oct. 8, 1825
List of infants and adults baptised.
Page 13, June 16, 1826-Aug. 1829
No records.
Aug. 1829-1830
No records.
Page 21, June 30, 1833
Received on confession of faith, 17 members.
Page 34, July 5, 1837
The Geneva Presbytery met at Canoga to ordain Charles A. Matoon.
Page 43, March 4, 1839
List of causes the church will support.
Page 55, March 18, 1843
Many new members.
Page 57, March 26, 1843
Many new members.
Page 72, March 19, 1848
Many new members.
Page 74, April 17, 1848
Meeting to consider changing the form of church govern-ment. Church adopts Congregational form of organization.
Page 75, April 23, 1848
The church instructs Rev. Cherry to withdraw the church from the Geneva Presbytery.
Page 79, Sept. 30, 1850
A judiciary committee is formed.
Page 81, March 1853
Decisions of page 74, 75 and 79 and first section of page 80 are rescinded.
Page 92, Oct. 6, 1859
Last meeting.
6 p.
List of members of the church indicating whether dismissed, suspended, married or dead, some dated.
1 p.
List of elders, trustees and moderator, n.d.
1 p.
Membership list as above.
4 p., 1834-1858
List of baptisms of children indicating name, date, parents, date of birth and sometimes the officiating clergyman.