Baptist Church Of Altay Records,1817-1935.

Collection Number: 6090

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Baptist Church of Altay records, 1817-1935.
Collection Number:
6090
Creator:
Baptist Church of Altay (Tyrone, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Three record books (1825-1839, 1839-1858, 1853-1874) which record regular covenant, special and annual meeting minutes and lists of members, male and female. The church had several revivals and passed resolutions against secret societies and for open seating.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

On December 11, 1824, twenty-four members of the Baptist Church of Reading were set off as the Baptist Society of Altay. The Society was officially constituted as a church on June 1, 1825. Until 1831 the church had no settled pastor and relied upon two licentiates. In 1842 the congregation built a church at a cost of $2,000. It was repaired and enlarged in 1861, and repaired again in 1874. In 1860 the church changed its name to the First Baptist Church of Altay to correspond to the post office and village. A parsonage was purchased in 1855. The church was a member of the Steuben Association from 1825 onward.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains 3 record books (1825-1839, 1839-1858, 1853-1874) which record regular covenant, special and annual meeting minutes, and lists of male and female members. The church had several revivals (see below) and passed resolutions against secret societies and for open seating.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Baptist Church of Altay (Tyrone, N.Y.)
Baptist Society of Altay (Altay, N.Y.)
Steuben Baptist Association (N.Y.)

Subjects:
Baptist church buildings.
Baptist women.
Revivals--New York (State)--Altay.
Secret societies--Religious aspects--Baptists.

Places:
Schuyler County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Altay (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes (administrative records)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Baptist Church of Altay records, #6090. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Volume 1
Record Book, 1825-1839
Page 1-2
List of members continued from p. 9.
Page 4
Articles of Faith and Practice.
Page 7
Covenant
Page 8
December 11, 1824. Society is set off from the Baptist Church of Reading.
Page 9
List of members.
Page 10
January 1, 1825. First monthly covenant meeting.
Page 15
June 1, 1825. The church is constituted by council.
Page 19
The church plans to join the Steuben Association.
Page 56-57
January 1830: Resolution supporting the spread of the Gospel. May 1833: Many new members.
Page 109
February 13, 1836: Brother is upset with "signs of the times sentiment. May 1838: Many new members. April 13, 1839: Discussion of the Sabbath controversy and the holding of a protracted meeting. July 13, 1839: Last meeting.
4 p.
List of male members.
5 p.
List of female members.
Volume 2
A Book of Records of the Baptist Church of Christ at Tyrone, 1839-1858
Inside cover
September - November 1844. Minutes.
Inside cover
September 1839: Minutes commence. March 6, 1847: Anti-secret society resolution. October 29, 1854: Discussion of various plans for donations to various benevolent societies. January 27, 1855: The church adopts the articles of faith of the Steuben Baptist Association. The articles of faith follow. December 27, 1856: A meeting to pray for a revival is held. January 30 - February 4, 1858: A revival.
8 p.
List of male members; names, if they are baptised, received or dismisses by letter, excluded, died or restored.
11 p.
List of female members with information as above.
n.p.
April 27, 1850. Trustee election meeting minutes, n.d. Trustee election meeting minutes.
Volume 3
Records of the Tyrone Baptist Church, 1853-1874
Page 1-3
Missing from the volume.
Page 4
Covenant.
Page 5
Minutes of September 7, 1839, October 1839.
Title Page
"Records of the Tyrone Baptist Church"
Page 4
Minutes commence, April 24, 1858.
Page 34
August 25, 1860. The church decides to change its name to "The First Baptist Church of Altay" to correspond with the village and post office.
Page 36-37
December 1860. Revival.
Page 75
October 1862. Resolution on "free" seating in the church.
Page 101
May 27, 1865. A day of mourning for President Lincoln is declared.
Page 126
March 9, 1867. Many new members March 16, 1867. Many new members.
Page 204-211
Names of male members
Page 214-224
Names of female members. Articles of Faith adopted January 27, 1855.