[Church records]


Members of the First Free Congregational Church of Penn-Yan

From its Organization: Feb. 27, 1841


Names When & how Admitted When & how Dismissed Remarks
Alfred Pelton
Eliza Ann Pelton }
These four were organized into a church By letter to Presb. Chh. Naples
April 16, 1845
Timothy Bruen
Mary Bruen }
Oct. 30, '42, by letter to Geneva
Charles Clement Sheppard
Jane Bradley - Sheppard }
Feb. 28, '41: On professn to Pres Chh Penn Yan Oct 20 '56
  "                              "
William Comstock
Mary Cooley - Comstock }
  "                              "

  "                              "

Joseph Elmendorf
Catherine Elmendorf }
  "                              "

  "                              "

Elizabeth Lewis, Widow   "                              "

Catherine Ellis do   "                              " to Corning Pre. Chh Apl 1 '53
Caroline Holmes   "                              "

Belinda Crouch   "                              " Withdrawn, Excluded Jan 3, 1844
Leander Reddy   "                              "

Rachel Reddy   "                              "

Roscius Morse   "                              "

Mary Ann Morse   "                              "

Henry Bradley   "                              "

Rhoda Ann Bradley   "                              "

Miles Benham   "                              "

Henry Child Morse   "                              " Letter to Hadley, Mass. 12 Apl 1843
George Cooley Feb. 28, '41 - On professn
Harriet Stewart, Widow   "                              "

Sarah F Sheppard, Sheldon   "                              " Died Oct 5, '49
Cornelia D Hickock, Brigden   "                              "

Susan W Baker   "                              " 11 June, 1843: to Akron, O.
William H Scram   "                              " Dec'r 28, 1843, - to Syracuse
James Cooley   "                              "

George Benham   "                              " to Presb Chh Penn Yan Feby 4 '53
Joseph Millspaugh
Mary Millspaugh }
Mar 3rd

  "                              "

Daniel Millspaugh   "                              "

Sarah Jane Scram (Mrs W H)   "                              " Dec'r 28, 1843, to Syracuse
Charles White
Elizabeth White }
  "                              "

  "                              "

Abraham Miller   "                              " to Auburn
Daniel Conger   "                              " to Auburn 1st Presb Chh: Apl 1845
Briggs Belknap
Miami Belknap }
  "                              " Dismissed by peaceful & happy death 
August 1, 1842 -- --
  "                              "

Mary Eliza Belknap   "                              " Died in fullness of Christian Love June, 1843
Nancy Millspaugh, - Davis   "                              "

Mary Ann Hamlin (Mrs Myron)


Henrietta Sophia Peck, Marsh   "                              " Widow
Edward B Walsworth   "                              " Aug. '44 - By letter to Pres chh: Walworth 
Wayne Co
Sarah Cornwell (Mrs Wm)   "                              "

William Taylor
Margaret Taylor }
  "                              "

  "                              "

Charles Wesley Taylor Mar 3, 1841 On profess.

James Franklin Taylor   "                              " 22 Sep '48 to Amherst Mass.
Helen Mar Kelsey   "                              "

Catharine Dedrick, Randall   "                              "

Susan Atkinson Jones,Holbrook   "                              " By letter, Feb 1845, to Cong Chh Whitesboro
Ann Nicholas Jones Jennings   "                              " Letter to Waverly Feby 4, 1851
Julia Ann Pelton, - Cole   "                              "

Henry Perrine
Fanny Perrine }
  "                              " excommunicated Aug 19/51
  "                              " Died
William S Millspaugh
Hannah Millspaugh }
  "                              " Letter to Cong Ch. Clinton Mich Nov 25/54
  "                              " do do
Isaac Joshua Belknap   "                              "

James M Maclean   "                              " Geneva - First
Samuel Kersey Jones   "                              " letter to Sparta Manor Wiss. [- illegible -]
Adelia Benham Mar. 7 March '46 By letter to Geneva
Amanda K Benham, - Bennett   "                              " July, '42: By letter to New York
Sarah Ann Whitaker   "                              " Died
Celestia Benham, Babcock   "                              "
Letter
Rebecca Crafts (Mrs.   "                              "

Phebe Dixon Dale   "                              " to Cong Chh Elmira Apl 1/53
Helen M Stewart, Benson   "                              " By letter Feb 1845. to An. Presby Chh. In Montreal, Canada
Mary Curtis (Mrs.   "                              "

Frances Millspaugh
Branch Port
James F Cady Mar 20 June 13 '41: Letter to Michigan
Lyman Munger
Martha S Munger }
  "                              "

  "                              "

Cornelia Zillah Elmendorf,Winants   "                              "

Eliza M Miner (Mrs. Ovid) Mar 20: On profess. Aug 9 1846 to Syracuse
James Alden Belknap   "                              " Aug 1843 - By letter to Branchport
Sarah Ann Belknap   "                              "

Mary Ann Winants, Miller   "                              " Dismissed to Auburn
Mary Ann Jones (Mrs S K)   "                              " Letter to Sparta, Wis. Congr. Church
John Hall Bruen Mar 23

Priscilla Ackerman (Mrs   "                              " to Corning Pres. Chh Apl 1/53
Pamela Winants (Mrs Luther)   "                              "

Elizabeth Rice, Widow   "                              " Died Sept 9, 1854
David Millspaugh
Jane Millspaugh }
Mar 28 Died
  "                              " Died
Epha Millspaugh   "                              "

Russel R Fargo
Mary Fargo }
  "                              " Letter to Pulteney Nov 19/51
  "                              " Died
Mary Smith Lee May 22 Aug 15, '41: - By Letter to Penfield, Monroe
Joseph Breck
Elizabeth Breck }
May 23: By letter By Letter, Aug 16, 1843
  "                              "
Thomas Holbrook
Nancy Holbrook }
  "                              "

  "                              "

Howard R Miller   "                 On profess. Apr 5th/57 Letter to Plymouth Church Br.
James Benham
Julia Benham }
  "                              " March 1843, - By Letter to Hammondsport, St.
  "                              "
Maria Augusta Harvey   "                              " Died
E. Elizabeth A. Gieger, Widow, Sackett   "                              " By Letter to Cong Chh Rushville
Oliver Coleman
Nancy Coleman }
July 4

  "                              "

Jane Benham (Mrs George) July 4: 1841 On profess. to Pres. Chh Penn Yan Feby 4/53
Samuel S Elwood
Pertilla Elwood }
  "                              "

  "                              "

Sarah Henry, Widow   "                              " July '42: By letter
Mary Taylor " By Letter

Peter Cooley July 11: On profession Died Feb 1858
Catharine H Bennett   "                              " Letter Feby 18/52
Penelope Elder (Mrs.   "                              " 12 Apl 47 to Newfield NY
Joseph Jones
Susan Jones }
Sept 3:                       " died
  "                              " Letter to Buffalo Mar 21/52
John Norcott
Sarah Norcott }
  "                              "

  "                              "

John Elliott Benton Oct 14:                      " Nov 1843, - By Letter to NY
Mary Lockwood Nov 5:                       " May '42: By letter to Groton, Tompkins Co
Maria Root, Prosser Dec 31: By Letter

Phebe Wing (Mrs.   "                              " Aug '42: By Letter to Prattsburgh
Augusta S Winants (Mrs Alvin   "                       On profess.

Harriet Newell Wise, Fargo   "                              "

William Thomas Feb 1842:                  "

Pennina Miller (Mrs. Feb 25: By Letter June '42: By letter to Michigan
Phebe Huntington, (Mrs.   "                      On profess.

Catherine Hayes   "                              "

Nelson Ellsworth Mar 30. Feby '46 By letter to Columbus, Ohio
Morris M Ford   "                         By Letter

Marcia Ann Dunlap, Breck   "                              " By letter to Chh Vienna
Scepter Smith   "                        On profess. March, 1843, by letter to Cong: Chh McLean, Tompkins Co
Ambrose Spencer Mar 30: 1842 - on profess. To 1st Pres: Chh: Aubuen 1844
George Hancock   "                              "
Angelica
Elizabeth Rice, Miss   "                              "

Charity Cooley (Mrs. George)   "                              "

Catharine Gayton, Thomas   "                              " Col.
Anna Hoyt (Mrs.   "                              " Deceased
Caroline King April 4:                      " May '42: By letter, to Vienna, Ont Co
Persis Caroline Babcock (Mrs Wood)                                           "

Harriet Joy Reddy (Mrs Hawley)                   "                              " Died
Elizabeth Murdock (Mrs   "                              "

Sarah Austin Bruen   "                              "

Elisha Steele
Jane Steele }
  "                              " Dec 1844, - By letter, to Dr 
Springs Pres. Chh, New York
  "                            By Letter
Mary A Coleman   "                           On profess. Died Sep 21st '55
Sarah Jane Winants Mrs Lee Apr 23:                      " West
Elizabeth Squires   "                              " Dec 28, 1843, - to Meth. Epis. Chh
Henry Baldwin Cornwell   "                              " Excluded, Aug 16, 1843
Sarah Saunders (Mrs   "                              " Excommunicated Dec 24, 1851
Lydia Stark, Widow Ap. 24: By letter

Edward R Briggs
Ann Elizabeth Kelsey, Briggs }
May 1. On profession

  "                              "

Nancy E Cookingham June 15: By letter To Prattsburgh by letter, Aug 1843
James H Gallaher July 3:                        " Excommunicated Aug 20, 1846
Clarissa Gallaher   "                              " Letter to Elmira Feby 4 1851
Caroline M Conger (Mrs Danl) Aug. 24:                    " To 1st Pres: Chh Auburn
John W Thomas Aug 24: By letter Colored
Eliza Drew, Widow Losey Aug 27:                      "

Morse Stewart Sept 2: On profess. Mar 1843 By letter to Detroit, Mich.
Augusta Stewart, Dey   "                              " Sept 1843 " " to Detroit -
Susan Hibbard Oct 19. - By letter q 17 Jan, 1849
Jerusha B Robbins, Mrs   "                              "

Cyrus M Hawley
Cornelia M Hawley }
  "                              " Mar '44 By letter to Hamilton NY
  "                              " Mar '44 By letter to Hamilton NY
Catherine Murphy Lowry Mar 12: '43 - On Prof. Died
Betsey C Andrews, (Widow)   "                            By letter

Cornelius S Boice
Puella Boice }
  "                              " 26 Jul - Excom
  "                              "
gone west
Alonzo DeWolf   "                              " Letter to Meth. Chh Bath Nov 19/51
Ellen M DeWolf   "                              " do do
Andrew Lucas Apl 30: By letter Aug '43 - by letter to the West
Adelia Steele (Mrs Geo S)   "                              " to Cong Chh Elmira Apl 1/53
Hannah Sweet   "                            On prof.
removed
Emily Cornwell   "                              "
gone west
Thomas Hamilton   "                              "
removed
Amos Fowler   "                              "
removed
Deborah Varney July 2. On prof. Mar '46 By letter to Geneva
Abram F Hazen   "                              " Letter to Presb. Church Henry St Brooklyn NY
Morgan DeWitt Tracy   "                              " Pulteney, Steuben Co removed
Cornelia M Crane Nov. By letter to Vernon Centre Pre Chh Apl 2/53
Cynthia Benham, Mrs March '44                  " Syracuse removed
Catharine Seabrook   "                              " united with the western [- ? -]
Rodney Brown
Cathaline Jane Brown }
March '44 - By letter
  "                           On prof. Died
Myron Hamlin   "                              " Letter to Pres. Church Mar 17/52
Ann W Mallory (Mrs Barnaba Oct '44. By letter Sept 7 '45 by Letter to the West
Mary V Babcock, Stiles Dec.   "                      " 5 Apl '48
Maryette Cronk (Mrs.   "                              " removed
Lydia Whitney (Mrs.   "                              " removed
Irena F White (Mrs Daniel)   "                              " 8 Nov '46 to Havana NY
Henry B Stiles March '45                  " 5 April 1848
Mary A Denison (Mrs.   "                              " 16 Jany '48
Catherine Parsons (Mrs.   "                              " 7th Febry /57 Cong Church Albion [- illeg. -]
Sherman Morse   "                              " [- illegible -]
William P Lee   "                              " 29 Apl '49 to Clarksville O.
Elizabeth Lee   "                              " " " " "
Alvin Winants   "                            On prof. Withdrawn Excluded May 29/46
George W Chamberlin   "                              "
Nancy Sprague (Mrs.   "                              "
John Mulford Minisee May 4                       " Colored
Sarah Hall (Mrs. Thos   "                              " 8 Nov '46 to Minor's
Henry Bennett   "                              " 12 Octr '48 to New Haven Ct
Lucy Deborah Wright Bruen   "                              "
Augustus Coleman   "                              "
Nancy Jane Wright   "                              " [- illegible -]
Edward Welles   "                              "
Nehemiah Denton
Hannah Denton }
May 18. By letter
  "                              "
William D Henry
Minerva Henry }
July 5, 1845 By letter Letter to Wesleyan church June 22/51
  "                              " to Cong church Jamestown May 15/53
Ovid Miner 1 Feby 1846 By profess. Augt.9.46 to Syracuse
Henry Crafts 31 May '46 By profess. removed
John McKay
Emily McKay }
31 May '46 By letter 28 May '48 to Geneva
  "                              "
Sarah French   "                              " 10 March '47 by letter
Daniel White some years ago but not entrd 8 Nov '46 to Havana NY
M A Adams [sic] 4 Nov '46 By letter to Lyons Pres. Ch. Apl 11/53
Levi Hoyt   "                     By profession 30 Decr '49 by Letter
Amelia P Gillett A[-?-] C Gillett's wife
Abraham Miller 11 June '47 by letter
Mary Ann Miller   "                              "
Marietta Crane 15 Oct '47 by letter
Rachel Elmendorf   "                              " May 31/57 by Letter
Benjamin L Hoyt 14 Jany '48 on profess.
Mrs Martin   "                         By letter Died Spring 1849
Delancey Martin 14 April '48 on profess. Dead
Leander Freary   "                              " 18 Nov 1849
Alexander H Millspaugh   "                              "
Sophia E Elwood [- illegible -]
Emily Balls   "                              " [- illegible -]
James H Leonard   "                              "
John Soule   "                              "
Francis H Rugar   "                              " certificate of membership
Henry Olmstead   "                              " to Cong Chh Ripon Wis Oct 26 '56
Sophronia Reddy 14 April '48 on profess.
Alexander Allen   "                              " Excommunicated Oct 22/51
Joseph B Breck   "                              "
James Benham 20 April '48 on prof. To Pre. Chh Penn Yan Feby 4. 1853
Henry R Foote   "                              " 17 Jany '49 Excom.
Maria Barnard   "                              "
Mrs Elizabeth Allen   "                              " Letter to Nelsons Augt 19/51
Harriet Yelverton   "                              "
Catharine Wright   "                              " to Pres. Ch. Albany Augt 5/53
Caroline Sutherland   "                              "
Mary Ann Elwood Mrs[-illeg-]   "                              " Died [-illeg-] 1854
Mary Reddy   "                              "
Augusta Taylor   "                              " 30 Apl '48
Francis Barnard   "                              "
Mary Whittaker   "                              " removed
Mary Jane Rice   "                              " Died
Sarah Birdsall   "                              " 11 July '49 Excom.
Francis M Potter 21 Apl '48 on prof. Cf. of membership 1 Apl /52. Jany 21/53
Alfred W March   "                              " Apr 1st 55
Josepha Whittaker   "                              "
Harriet Jones (Mrs. [- illeg. -] )   "                              " to Presb Chh Penn Yan May 10 '52
Jane Sheppard   "                              " to Presb Church Penn Yan Oct 20 '56
Phoebe Morehouse   "                              "
David Ogden Bradley   "                              "
Margaret Benham   "                              " to Pres. Chh Feby 4 '53 in Penn Yan
Jane Hopkins   "                              " to Pres. Church Croton Falls Westchester Co
Eunice Allen   "                              " to Pres. Church Port Byron Mar 12/??
Lucinda Wheeler 21 Apl '48 on profession
Milton H Gallagher   "                              " removed
Henry R Taylor   "                              "
Zarlino Nash 22 Apl '48 on profession to Cong Church St Pauls Minissotta
March 25/54 -- changed his name
Nathan Morehouse   "                              "
Mary Page   "                              " removed
Jane Northrup   "                              " Mar 4/54 to Pre Ch Hornellsville NY
Susan A Huntington Charles 25 Apl '48 on profession
Daniel White 22 Sep '48 by letter Letter to Havana June 15/51
Irene F White   "                              " do do
Henry Hubbard   "                              "
Joseph Beach 1 Decr '48 by letter by letter
Margaret Clump 8 June '49 on profession
Mrs Mary Hazen Abm F   "                              "
Claudine B Brace   "                              " Letter to Pres. Church Apl 21/52
Sarah E Taylor 1 Decr '49 on profession Letter to Dutch Reformed Chh Farmersville NY
Levi Mason 1    "              by letter
Cynthia J Mason   "                              "
Almira A Clarke 21 June '50 by letter to Franklin Cong Chh Nov 21/52
Helen E Clarke   "                              " to Franklin Cong Chh Nov 21/52
Mary M Clarke   "                              " to Franklin Cong Chh Nov 21/52
Mabry C Young 2 Augt '50 by letter to Amsterdam Pres Chh Nov 21/52
Lois A Young   "                              " to Amsterdam Pres Chh Nov 21/52
Cynthia Bacon   "                              " open letter Sep 6th 1857
Sarah Bacon Bates 7 Feby '51 by letter to Pres church Dubuque Iowa June 23rd /56
Enos Olmstead 5 July '51 by letter
Mrs Stark 51 Novr 19 on profess. to Pres. Ch Springwater Valley May 10/51
Frances Olmstead 52 Jany 2 Letter Letter to Bellona Apr 25th 1853
Cynthia Olmstead    do        do " " "
Emeline Olmstead    do        do
Elizabeth Cornwell 52 March 5 Letter
Isabella Adams 52 March 5 profession to Lyons Pres. Ch. Apl 1/53
Frances Cornwell do do Died Oct 31, 1855
Mrs Frances Rapalee Taylor 52 Oct 29 Letter
Mrs laura Hughson 53 Jany 19 Letter Sept 24 1854 Open letter
Mrs George Cook 53 April 1 Letter
Rev. S S Hughson 53 Augt 1 Letter Sept 24 1854 Open letter
John B Bacon 53 Augt 1 Certificate [- illegible -]
James F Taylor   " Oct 2      Letter
Mrs Charlotte R Mills 54 Feby 3 Letter
Ruth Carson   " Feby 3   Letter Oct 4th 1857 letter to Cong Chh [- ? -] Herkimer Co NY
Mrs Electa Vincent   " March 11   Letter
Charles B Reed   "         "          " to Pres Ch Marengo Ill Augt 11/54
Mrs Hannah E Bacon   "         "     Certif. To Cong ch. La Crosse Wis Aug /??
Aaron F Cowles   "         "     Letter
Artemas Bigelow   "         "     Profess. to Cong Ch Newark NJ Sept 24/54
Elizabeth S Bigelow   "         "       do do do do
Edward Glass   "         "       do to Pres church Corning Mar 25/54
Ovid M Reddy /54 March 25 Profession
John S Sheppard  "         "          " to Pres church Penn Yan Oct 20/56
George C Gould  "         "          "
Franklin B Brown  "         "          "
David Millspaugh  "         "          " to Cong Church Clinton Mich. Dec ?/56
Mrs Cornelia B Bennett /54 March 25 Profession to the Pilgrims Church Brooklyn Feb ?? 57
Jone T Munger  "         "          " to Cong Ch Oberlin O. Decr 30/54
Frances Curtiss  "         "          " to Cong chh Centerville Mass Apl 26/54
Emogene Elmendorf  "         "          " By Letter May 3rd 1857
Martha M Elwood  "         "          "
Mrs Olmstead  "         "          "
Caroline Cornwell  "         "          "
Julia E pomeroy  "         "          "
Margaret Thomas  "         "          "
Elizabeth Waldron  "         "          "
Sophia Reddy  "         "          " May 30th /58 to Presb. Church Penn Yan
Sophia Huntington  "         "          " " " " " "
Julia A Wright  "         "          "
Melissa Doughtery  "         "          " to Presbyterian Church Penn Yan
Elizabeth A Reddy  "         "          " to Presb. Church Penn Yan May 30th 1858
Lucy A Sm--  "         "          "
Ann Eliza Jones  "         "          " to Meth Ch. West Dresden Jany 13/55
Mary Elizabeth Jones  "         "          "
Martha Brown  "         "          "
Mrs Helen A Cowles /54 June 4 Certif.
Sarah E Coleman /55 Nov 2nd on Profess.
Ovid Miner Taylor /56 Mar     "     "
Orett Munger  "         "          "
Louisa Bacon  "         "          " Open letter Sep 6th /57