Fayette County Genealogy Project

McClelland Presbyterian Church Records 1840-1869

Contributed by Eric Norman


This record is from the Pastoral Ledger of the Reverend Samuel Wilson who was the pastor of the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church from 1840 1869. The transcription was obtained from LDS microfilm #982385. The transcription follows the writing and style of the Ledger as closely as possible. Some writing was not readable and has been replaced with question marks.
Transcription completed March, 2003.

Members in Full Communion of the Presbyterian Church at M'Clellandtown

1. James Wilson died Feb. 1841
2. Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson
3. Thomas Wilson Elder
4. Mrs. Sarah Wilson
5. William Grove -- dismissed March 26th, 1843 to go to Fairfield Co. Ohio
6. Mrs. Nancy Grove }
7. Robert Allender
8. Mrs. Hannah Allender
9. William Allender died Aug. 1847
10. John M'Kean
11. Mrs. Mary M'Kean
12. Nancy J. Clark moved away & I know not what has become of her
13. Samuel Gettys died July 16th, 1850
14. Mrs. Sarah Gettys
15. Eliza Gettys married 1842 to Matthew ????, dismissed to Laurel Hill 
June 5th, 1858?
16. Sarah Gettys Junr.
17. Jane Gettys
18. Elizabeth Gettys
19. Sarah Gettys Senr. died 1843
20. Joseph Deffenbaugh
21. Mrs. Nancy Deffenbaugh died June 1846
22. Jacob Moss
23. Mrs. Moss
24. Sarah Sproat
25. Sarah Sproat Junr. Married to D. Houston? April 29th 1841, died Jan. 
1843
26. Margaret Sproat dismissed to Uniontown September 25th, 1843
27. Mary Lecky dismissed 1848
28. Ann Hostetler
29. John M'Cloy died March 5th 1841
30. Mrs. Lydia M'Cloy died Feb. 1853
31. Elizabeth Wiltner died Oct. 6th 1850
32. Barbara Deffenbaugh
33. Catharine Deffenbaugh
William Hazel deceased 1847
Margaret Hazel
34. Elizabeth Deffenbaugh
35. Mrs. Catharine Vance died June 7th, 1851
36. James M'Calla }
37. Mrs. M'Calla } recommended to the care of the Presb. Church at 
38. Jane M'Calla } Middletown, Va. April 5th, 1842
39. Mary M'Gill
40. Elisha Langhead died 1859
41. Andrew C. Johnston } dismissed to the church at ????
42. Mrs. Mary Johnston } Beaver County Pa April 1846
43. Henry Rockyfeller Removed to Johnstown in the Presby. Of 
Blairsville & now dismissed from the roll.
44. Lucretia Laughead baptized
45. Mary Grove dismissed Sept. 9th 1843 to go to Fairfield
46. Mary Gettys
[Margin note encompassing names 43 46] Admitted on Exam Aug 21 & 22nd 
1841
47. Edward Dellaville Ad. Exam May 8th, 1841 & baptized Left & joined 
the C. P. Ch. & now dismissed from the roll
48. Mrs. Esther Norman Died 1848 in the fall of the year
49. Mrs. Sarah Hostetler admitted on exam July 11th and Mrs. Hostetler 
baptized Died Aug. 14, 1849
50. Miss Sarah Black admitted on exam June 27th and baptized
51. James Riggs admitted on exam Nov. 13th & baptized 14th Died
52. Mrs. Mary Ann Neff on exam Feb. 26th 1842 to be baptized
53. Miss Margaret Scott " " " 27th "
54. John Moore " " " " "
55. Joseph Moss " " " " "
56. David Hoffman " " " " " Baptized
57. Mrs. Mary Hoffman " " " " "
58. Archibald Scott
59. Mrs. Ann Scott
60. James Ritchie died July 1843
61. Ann Ritchie dismissed
62. Ellenor Ritchie wife of Wm. R.
63. Elizabeth DeBolt gone to the ??? dismissed on certificate April 20th 1846
64. Joanna W. Ross dismissed
[Margin note encompassing names 58 64] Admitted on Certif. April 1st & 4 1842
65. Mrs. Hannah Reeves on cert. from New Providence dismissed Aug. 28th 
1843 to Monongahela City
66. Mrs. Ellen Messmore dismissed April 8th 1848
67. Mrs. Elizabeth Norman on exam Oct 8th 1842 Baptized Died July 1849
68. George Messmore }
} on exam Feb. 10th 1843 & baptized 
dismissed April 8th 1848 
69. Ann Messmore }
70. Wilson M'Williams }
71. Alexander Black } on exam Feb. 11th 1843 & baptized
72. Mrs. Maria Black }
73. Dorsey Overturf } formerly members before the organization & before 
their dismissal Mrs. Overturf } to Brownsville dismissed March 1848 
to join the church at Brownsville
74. Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Porter from the Meth. E. church Indianapolis on 
examination
75. Mrs. " Riley name ??? have been entered before
76. Frederick Struble } died Sept. 1845
} one examination Jan. 13th 1845
77. Sarah Struble } died April 4th 1850
78. George Deffenbaugh }
90. Saml Gettys Junr } on examination June 7th 1845
91. Miss Caroline Ross }
[Numbers 80 89 not used]
92. James Harvey Cone ???? transferred from Dunlaps Creek
[Numbering stopped]
Miss Sarah Ann Vance } on exam April 18th, 1846
Jacob Deffenbaugh Senr. } died
Mrs. Eve Deffenbaugh }
Mrs. Elizabeth Edgar on certif. from 5th Presby. Ch. Pittsbh October 17th 1846
Jacob Deffenbaugh on exam May 21st 1847
Dr. George Ringland }
} on certif. May 21st 1847 from N. Providence 
} dismissed June 10, 1850 
Mrs. Margaret Ringland }
Mrs. Malinda Jane Antoin on exam July 15th 1847 died soon after her admission same year
Mrs. Araminda Poundstone on certif. June 24th 1848
John Weltner }
William Gettys died } on examination Feb 21st 1851
Lydia Ann Dunaway }
Mrs. Sophia Lumas }
Miss Mary Eve Deffenbaugh } on exam Sept 26th & 27th 1851
James Scott from the Germ}an Lutheran Church
Charles L. Leaton }
} on exam Nov 16th 1851
Elizabeth Leaton }
Moses A Ross } April 7th 1854 drowned in the Monongahela River Dec 24th 1859
} on examination
Ellen M'Kean } April 8th