Methodist Episcopal Church Of Bath Records,1857-1870.

Collection Number: 6092

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Bath records, 1857-1870.
Collection Number:
6092
Creator:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Bath (Bath, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
One volume of preprinted register containing lists of baptisms, marriages, probationers, members and classes.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In 1814 Bath, which had 10 Methodists, was included on the Newtown (now Elmira) circuit in the Genesee Conference. In 1816 an auxiliary of the American Bible Society was organized by Methodist and Presbyterian women. By 1819 Bath was probably on the Dansville circuit. Religious services and Bible school were held in the courthouse until 1819 when it was forbidden by the supervisors. Thereafter, until the completion of the church in 1826, the members met in each other's homes. The church building was used by many other churches at various times. In 1846 it was remodeled. In 1866 the church changed its name to Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church when it built a new church.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This register lists baptisms, marriages, probationers, members and classes (1858-1870) with the usual information in a printed format. No doubt other volumes existed which are not extant.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Bath (Bath, N.Y.)
Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church (Bath, N.Y.)
Genesee Conference. Newtown Circuit (N.Y.)

Subjects:
Methodist Episcopal Church--New York (State)--Bath.
Methodist church buildings.

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

Form and Genre Terms:
Baptismal certificates.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Methodist Episcopal Church of Bath records, #6092. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Item 1
Record of the Methodist Episcopal Church Bath, Register, 1857-1870
Record of Baptisms
Lists date of the baptism, name of the baptized person and, if an infant, the name of its parents or guardians, the date of birth of baptized person, the residence of the party baptized, the name of the officiating minister and the names of witnesses. 1858-1870. (4 double pages).
Recorded Marriages
Lists date, name of parties, residence(s), place of marriage officiating minister and witnesses. 1857-1869. (16 double pages).
Record for Probationers
Double exposure. Lists date, name, condition (married, single, widowed), residence, class leader and remarks. 1857-1870. (11 double pages).
Alphabetical List of Members
Includes name, residence, date and mode of reception, and the name of the class leader. Any changes are indicated as "remarks." 1853-1870. (28 double pages).
Class records
Lists names, leaders and when and where meets for up to 10 classes, some revised several times. (34 pages).