1st PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECORDS, Olean, Cattaraugus County, NY 1852-1879

Church roll to 1874.

Note: Some of these records were very difficult to read, and some of the names may have been mis-read. If you have a question, please feel free to contact me and I will double check the original entry.A few entries tell the death date of the member, which may help those looking for ancestors who died before the 1880 NY requirement of registry of death records.

Many thanks to Reverend G. Larson of the First Presbyterian Church of Olean, NY for giving us access to these records. Laura Greene LauraGreene@roadrunner.com


Minutes of Sessions Dating June 5, 1862 MEMBERS:YEAR OF NOTES: MEMBERSHIP:

ELDERS OF THE 1st PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY

ADNREWS (??), Scott April 1864
ALDEN, Mrs. IsabellaJuly 14, 1867
ATHIDGE, Catherine April 1864
BARBER, Mrs. Fidelia1865
BARSE, Francis L.1858 discharged 4th Church, Albany, 1872
BARSE, Mrs. Mary Feb 8, 1852
BEAMONT, Mrs. Anna P.Sept 1862 "died Feb 19, 1864, age 31.Pastor's wife — Rev. Beaumont."
BELKNAP, Mrs. Lucinda April 1864— District to Bigfoot,
BENNIE, H. or N. D.July 11, 1858
BIGELOW, George March 1868
BIGELOW, Miss Ada LouisaDec 11, 1864—discharged to Morrisania, NY—
BIRGE, Francis J. April 1864
BIRGE, Norman & Sarah his wife1842
BLACKMAN, Mrs. Olive1863 "discharged 1863 — autumn" 
BOWEN, Miss Adeline1842Died March 6, 1873
BOWEN, Mrs. MargaretAug 25, 1861 "died Jan 1864" "
BRADLEY, Miss Almira 1859 "discharged Sept 1868 — Lansingburgh" 
BRADLEY, Miss Sylvia March 1858 "died Jan 1863"
BRADLEY, Mrs. A. D. 1842
BRONSON, Amos, & Carolina, his wife May 31, 1856 "died January 5, 1862, age 67 years" 
BRONSON, Miss Alice E. March 1858
BRONSON, Miss Carolina A. March 1858
BROOKS, Henry Wells March 1868 "Central Presby Church, Buffalo, July 1868"
BROOKS, James & Harriet, wifeJan 1864
BROOKS, Miss Luella Kingsley March 1868
BROOKS, Miss Mary Jan 1864
BROOKS, Mrs. Margarette A. March 6, 1859 "discharged to Little Valley, Aug 18, 1871"
BROWN, Mrs. Malvina E.
BULL, Ira B.1867 "Discharged to St. Louis" 
BULL, Miles J. & Maria C., wife April 1865 "Miles died Sept 28, 1872" 
BURLINGHAM, Frank March 1868
BUTLER, Nelson S.August 1, 1852
CARY, Miss Geogiana March 1868
CARY, Mrs. Charles April 1864
CLUTE, Mrs. Amanda June 6, 1869 "dismissed Dec 30 1874"
COSS, Austin June 6,1869
COSS, Charles March 1858
COSS, Frank1867
COSS, Fred B.1867
COSS, Jacob & ZillahDec 4, 1854
COSS, Miss Theodora1858
COVEL, Nathaniel P.& Elizabeth, wifeOct 1863 "discharged to Allegany 187?" "
COWLES, Miss Mary N.1858 "discharged Dec 1862" 
COWLES, Mrs. Francis W.1852Discharged Dec 1862
CRANDALL, Miss Helen Feb 8, 1852 "discharged to Watkins June 1866"
CRANDALL, Miss HellenNov 14, 1869
CRANDALL, Mrs. VashtiNov 14, 1869 "died March 9, 1873, age 74"
CRANDALL, Mrs. Vasti1842Discharged to (unreadable) June1866
DeLANEY, Margarette April 1864
EATON, Caroline April 1864
ELLIOTT, Mrs. CatherineOct 1863 "discharged to (unreadable), Jan 1866"
FILKINS, Mrs. Alice1863 "discharged to Erie — March 1868" 
FISK, Mrs. Elizabeth1866
FOOTE, Miss Emma or Enia1862 "died in Morris?? NY, March 1869"
FREEMAN, Alvina1842
FREEMAN, Miss Lucinda March 1858
FREEMAN, Miss Mary June 1852 "discharged June 6, 1872 (or 1892)"
GANO, Mrs. Miranda March, 1860 "discharged April 2, 1864" 
GEORGE, Thomas R & Susan, wife April 1864 "discharged to (unreadable) Pres. Ch"
GIFFORD, L. W. March 1858
GLEASON, Mrs. Carolina April 5, 1856
GLEASON, WealthyJuly 11, 1858 "discharged March 1863 — place not readable"
HALL, Mrs. Eunice1860
HALLECK, Mrs. Phoebe June 6, 1869
HALLOCK (?), Mrs. Phebe Sept 1862 "discharged to LeRoy Pres Church, May 1864" 
HAWLEY, Alonzo 1842
HELLENBROOK, John & Amanda, wife April 1864
HIGGINS, Allen June 3, 1866
HIGGINS, Mrs. Henrietta Francis March 1868
HOMER, Mrs. S. R.Jan 1865
HOMER, Samuel Reed March 1868
HOWLEY, Carolina E. May 2, 1858
HOWLEY, Charles R. March 1858 "discharged to Bay City, Michigan Oct 1862 (hard to read)"
HOWLEY, Francis M. May 2, 1858
HUNT, Mrs. EffieAugust 1, 1852
HURLBURT, Mrs. Evelyn R.July 3, 1864 "died Nov 2, 1864" 
JOHNSON, James March 1858
JOHNSON, Miss Lucretia Sept 6, 1856
JOHNSON, Miss Sarah Sept 6, 1856 "died March 16, 1872" 
JOHNSON, Mrs. Clarissa M. Sept 5, 1868
JOHNSON, Mrs. Mary A. March 1858
JONES, DeWitt ClintonDec 2, 1866
KEIDOUT, Charles Henry March 1868
KEUIHL, Anna Sept 5, 1867
KEUIHL, Ellen Sept 5, 1867
KNIGHT, Archibald J. May 2, 1858 "killed in Railroad January (?) 1869" 
KNIGHT, Miss Nancy March 1858 "discharged April 2, 1864" 
KUEHL, Albert & Louise, wife1867 "discharged Dec 5, 1868, Angelica
KUSHL (?), Elizabeth, wife of Gustav.1863 "died March 16, 1869" 
KUSHL (?), Gustavus1863 "died Aug 5, 1872" 
LAIDLER, William John March 1868
LATIMER, Mrs. HannahNov 14, 1869
LATIMER, William C.April, 1864
LATTIMER, Mrs. Francis Eliza March 1868
LYMAN, Bertha M. April 1865 "Discharged to Binghamton Dec 29,.18??"
MALLORY, Mrs. JuliaAugust 1, 1852Discharged April 2, 1864
MANDEVILLE, Miss Hattie March 1868
MANDEVILLE, Mrs. (wife of Wm)Dec 3, 1865 "discharged to Elmira, Oct 4, 1873" 
MANDEVILLE, William (?) J.Dec 3, 1865 "died Nov 29, 1867"
MARTIN, Miss Agnes Feb 28, 1857
McDONALD, Miss Ann March 1858
McINTOSH, Mrs. Sarah A.1863 "died" 
McMONAGLE, WILLIAM April 5, 1856 "discharged to Cuba March 1866" 
MERRITT, Mrs. Emma F. June 6, 1869
MINITT (??), MorganApril, 1864
MORRIS, Mrs. Mary P.March, 1860 "discharged April, 1866.Bay City" 
MYRICK, Freeman & Docas, his wife Feb 1862
NASON, Mrs. Harriett May 2, 1858 "died March 26, 1864" 
NOBLES, S. J. & Maria, his wife June 1862 "both discharged to Batavia Pres. Ch. March 1866" 
OSBURN, John & Mary, his wife Sept 6, 1856
OSBURN, Miss Lucy March 1858
PATERSON, Isabella1867 "discharged to Rochester Oct 27, 1872"
PATERSON, Mahala June 3, 1866 "excommunicated Feb 25, 1870" 
PATERSON, Mrs. Margaret 1866
PATTERSON, Miss Cynthia Adell March 1868
PEABODY, Mrs. Susan1842Discharged Dec 1864
PEAT (??), Frederick B. March 1868
PELTON, J. G. Feb 1862
PELTON, Mrs. Hannah1862 "discharged to Cuba March 1866"
PENNOYER, Mrs. Lois June 6, 1869 "died Jan 25, 1873" 
PIERCE, Mrs. Ellen June 1862
PIERCE, Mrs. LauraJuly 3, 1864 "Discharged to Elmira 22 April, 18??" 
PIERCE, William June 1862 "Discharged to Dunkirk Pres. Church March 1866"
PLUMB, Charles June 3, 1866
RAUB, David& Margarette, his wifeJuly 11, 1858
RENWICK, Miss Elizabeth April 1864
RICE, Miss Ann Eliza1842Died March 6, 1873
RUGG, Hiram W. May 2, 1858
RUSHMORE, Mabel ClaraJuly 14, 1867
RUSHMORE, Mrs. AlmiraDec 15, 1860 "died Nov 6. 1873, age 71 years, 6 months" 
SCHENKEL, John March 1868
SCHENKEL, Mrs. Elizabeth March 6, 1870
SCOVILLE, S. P. & Elizabeth, his wife March 1858 "died"  Elizabeth discharged to Williamsport PA Dec 186?"
SCOVILLE, William O March 1858
SHAW, Mrs. J. S. Jan 1865
SHEPHARD, Mary Ann (wife of Peter) Dec 3, 1865
SHEPHARD, Mary Jane (dau of Peter)Dec 3, 1865 "died Feb 1, 1874, age ??"
SHEPHARD, PeterDec 3, 1865 "excommunicated Feb 11, 1870" 
SIMMONS, Mrs. Lydia March 3, 1855
SMITH,Mrs. Lodema A. 1842Excommunicated March 1st 1875
SMITH, Coredlia, wife of John W.1863 "discharged to (not readable), NY Aug 15, 1865"
SMITH, Elnora April 1864 "Cortland" 
SMITH, John w.July, 1863 "discharged to Rockton Cong Ch., July 1864" 
SMITH, Miss Ellen Louisa March 1868
SMITH, Miss Harriett Newell March 1868
SMITH, Miss Olive Ann March 1868
SMITH, Miss Susan A.1842
SMITH, Mrs. Susan F. March 6, 1859
SMITH, William1858 "Excommunicated" 
ST. JOHN, Frankie A.Dec 1867
ST. JOHN, Howard & Eliza, his wife1842
STANLEY, Hiram E.1858 "discharged to Methodist Episcopal Church, place not readable" 
STOCKING, Joseph & Jennette, wifeJuly 14, 1867 "discharged to Muskegan, Michigan Jan 6, 1872" 
STOWELL, Luther & Polly, wife1867
TOWNSEND, Mrs. Hannah1842Died April 6, 1870
TOWNSEND, STANLEY March 1868
TRUMAN, Ellen A. April 1864
TURNER, Charles John March 1868
WADE, Miss Elizabeth June 3, 1854
WADE, Miss Frances March 1858 "Austen, Texas.Married" 
WANDS, Edith June 3, 1866
WANDS, Isaac H. & Harriett, his wife Sept 1, 1851 "died in Virginia, July 24, 1874, age 59,Harriett died in Virginia July 20, 1874, age 57" 
WANDS, James B. W.1858 "Amite City, Lousiana" 
WATSON, Emma June 3, 1866
WATSON, Mrs. Malvina1842Discharged April 1864
WHITE, Mrs. Mary June 3, 1866 "Discharged to Painted Post, Jan 7, 1868" 
WILKINSON, William S. March 6, 1869
MERRITT, ABRAM — 4 years from August 2 1859, expires 1863
MYRICK, F.— 4 years from August 2, 1860, expires 1864
WANDS, I. H. — 4 years from August 2, 1861, expires 1865
COSS, JACOB — 4 years from August 2, 1862, expires 1866
MERRITT, ABRAM — 4 years from July 30, 1863, expires 1867
MYRICK, FREEMAN — 4 years from July 28, 1864, expires 1868
WANDS, I. H. — 4 years from July 27, 1865, expires 1869
COSS, JACOB — 4 years from July 26 1866, expires 1870

ELDERS TO BE ELECTED AT THE CLOSE OF PREPARATORY LECTURE PRIOR TO THE COMMUNION ON THE FIRST SABBATH
September or October in each year.Notice of election to be given from the pulpit for two Sabbaths prior to the election.

BOARD OF ELDERS CHOSEN SATURDAY, SEPT 4, 1869

COSS, JACOB — for one year
WANDS, I. H. — for one year
MYRICK, F. H. — for two years
MERRITT, A.— for two years
BUTTER, N. S. — for three years
BULL, M. — for three years

BOARD OF ELDERS CHOSEN SEPT 3, 1870.

The following elders were chosen:


MERRITT, A.for 3 years. Term expires Sept 1874
MYRICK, F. H. for 3 years. Term expires Sept 1874

OCTOBER 1872 — The following Elders were chosen:


BUTLER, N. S. Elder for 3 years. Term expires Sept 1875.
LAWTON, L. F. Elder for 3 years. Term expires Sept1875.

YEARS 1873-1882 ELDERS CHOSEN:


COSS, JACOB Oct 1873 to Oct 1876
BROOKS, JAMES H. Oct 1873 to Oct 1876
MERRITT, A. Oct 1874 to Oct 1877
MYRICK, F. H. Oct 1874 to Oct 1877
BUTLER, N. S. Oct 1875 to Oct 1878
LAWTON, (initials not readable) Oct 1875 to Oct 1878
COSS, JACOB April 1876 to April 1879
BROOKS, JAMES April 1876 to April 1879
MERRITT, A. Sept 1877 to Sept 1880
MYRICK, F. H. Sept 1877 to Sept 1880
BUTLER, N. S.Sept 1878 to Sept 1881
LAWTON, C. F. Sept 1878 to Sept 1881
BARTLETT, C. H. Sept 1878 to Sept 1879 to fill vacancy caused by death of Jacob Coss
BARTLETT, C. H. Oct 1879 to Oct 1882
BENNIE (???), H. D. Oct 1879 to Oct 1882
COSS, C. Jan22, 1880 to 1882 — to fill vacancy caused by resignation of C. H. Bartlett.

BAPTISMS OF INFANTS — FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OLEAN, NY


RUGG, RUBYJune8, 1862
HEIKLE (??), GUSTAV FREDERICK MARTIN Jan 11, 1863
HOLLECK, EVA MAY and CARRIE BELL July 5, 1863
ELLIOTT, SARAH MATILDA and FRANCIS MARION Jan 10,1864
KEUHL, THEODORA FRANK June 16, 1864
HURLBURT, NELLIE E. July 3, 1864
BENGEN (BENGER?), MARY Feb 4, 1865
BUTLER, WILLIE (??), Jan 1, 1865
MANDEVILLE, JOHN DRAKE Dec 3, 1865
BENNIE, CHARLES BRONSON Dec 3, 1865
BUTLER, NELSON WADE March 4, 1871
CLUTE, ARTHUR W. March 4, 1871
CLUTE, ANNA March 4, 1871
SCHENKEL, JOHN EDWIN July 6, 1871
Other baptismal records too difficult to read.

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