METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The arrangement of a Church Directory for publication is no easy matter. But few understand the labor necessary to secure success. Even with the most careful endeavor on the part of the editor, is mistakes will occur. It is hoped that the present venture may be as free as possible.
For the list of members were we were obliged to depend upon the Church Record, and we did not feel at liberty to omit the names of any who are living, if errors are discovered in these pages, we pray that charity may cover them all.
A Word for Our Advertising Patrons
We would call the attention of the members and friends on Mainesburg Charge to various firms and individuals favoring us with advertisements.
They are all reliable and have dealt with us generously in giving us their patronage without which we could not have published this book. Let us give them our support by so doing we shall only be carrying out the Golden Rule.
To all who have assisted us in preparing
this book we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks.
Note from Joyce: There are MANY misspellings of names in this document. it was very obviously NOT proofed by anyone who knew these people. I attribute the errors to the publishers and not to our typist.
At a quarterly meeting held at Camp meeting in Springfield, Bradford County, Pa., July 2,1840 it was resolved to divide what was known then as the Burlington Circuit; the western part to be called the Troy Circuit: which included Mainesburg. The Presiding elder at that time was John E Wallace, and the Circuit preacher, Robert T Hancock and Chas. L Bown: Local Preacher, Nehemiah Hodges; Exhorter, Richard Beach; Circuit Stewards, Isaac P Doan, Ralph Brown, Joshia Smith, Elisha Newburg, Chas. Sherman, Joseph Hilton; Class Leaders, Joseph C Doan, David Fanning, Dorman Loveland, James Dickinson, Joseph Hilton, Elisha Newburg, Jesse Smith, Solan Richards, Arad Smith. [Arad pictured at right]
In the years of 1875-76 a new brick
church was erected and stands as a monument of honor to the Pastor, David
E Blain and the Christian fathers and mothers who labored so earnestly
for its completion.
|The following is a list of Presiding
Elders and Pastors.
1841-44__J Dodge, PE Pastors, Jos K Tuttle, Amos Mansfield, Chas Rights
1945-46__Ira Smith, PE Pastor, I N Burs
1847-48__Wm Hosmer, PE Pastor, A D Edgar.
1849-52__Nathan Fellows, PE Pastors, Geo Wilkinson, A C Huntly, Elisha Sweet
1853-54__H Seaver, PE Pastors, A H Shurtliff, E D Rosa
1855__ P McKinstry, PE Pastor, F Kent
1856-58__ S W Alden, PE Pastors, D Clark, John Powell
1859-62—E H Cranmer, PE Pastors, J H Ross, P V Christian, E Colson
1863-67—T B Hudson, PE Pastors, Robt M Wood, C L F Horn
1868-71—Wesley Cochran, PE Pastors, S G Rhinevault
1872—D W C Huntington, PE Pastor, Isaac Everetts
1873-76—E J Hermans, PE Pastors, John VanKirk, D E Blaine
1877-78__J B Wentworth, PE Pastor, Harry Lampkin
1879-81__C C Wilbor, PE Pastor, E E Morris
1882-84__W R Benham PE Pastor, J L King, Geo Fosbinder
1885-90__E J Herman PE Pastors, Harvey King, C M Adams, F M Warner
1891-96__C C Wilbor, PE Pastors, H B Troxell, H J Hermans, H E Hyde
Sunday and Weekly Services
Preaching, 10:00 am
Sunday School 11:45 am
Junior Epworth League 4:00 pm
Epworth League 6:00 pm
Prayer Meeting, Thursday 7:00 pm
Ladies Aid Society, each alternate Friday __pm
Preaching, Sunday 2:00 pm
Epworth League, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Preaching, Sunday 7:00 pm
Prayer Meeting, Thursday 7:30 pm
|I have never seen a photo of this building.
I believe it stood across from the King Hill Cemetery on State Road.
It was also called Union Church and may have been used by multiple congregations.
Bishop-Rev. John P Newman
Presiding Elder-Rev. E M Mills
Pastor—Rev H E Hyde
Local Preacher-Merritt Soper
Sunday School Superintendents
E B Ashley B C Smith Lyman Reynolds
Mainesburg Elk Run State Road
P P Smith B C Smith Lyman Reynolds
J W DeWitt Foster Garrison Wm Squires
P P Smith Foster Garrison L L Reynolds
J W De Witt Jerome Bryant W J Squires
Mrs. A M Haight C F Ritx E J Rumsey
Quarterly Conference Committees
Missions-P P Smith, C F Ritz, Wm Squires
Sunday School- J W DeWitt, J G Leiby, Wm Squires
Tracts- Mrs. A Haight, Miss Alta Richmond, Mrs. L L Reynolds
Education-Merritt Soper, B C Smith, E J Rumsey
Church Extension- A M Haight, Mrs. Wm Reynolds, Mrs. E J Rumsey.
Church Records-E R Maine, B C Smith.
Parsonage and Furniture-Mrs. E R Maine, Mrs. C G Smith, Mrs. Wm Squires.
Conference Claimants-J W DeWitt, B C Smith, E J Rumsey.
Temperance-A M Haight, Jerome Bryant, Dell Doud.
Bible Cause-Albert Leiby, C G Smith, Geo. Orvis.
To Estimate Pastor’s Salary-P P Smith, B C Smith, L L Reynolds.
District Steward-B C Smith.
Recording Steward-J W DeWitt.
Assistant Supt-Blanche Austin.
Secretary and Treasurer-Lettie Austin.
Class No 1-E R Maine
Class No 2-Albert Leiby
Class No 3-Grace Rumsey
Class No 4-J W DeWitt
Class No 5-Blanche Austin
Superintendent-B C Smith
Mrs. Emma Wood
Mrs. Lizzie McConnel
Mrs. M H Garrison
Mrs. Sally Reynolds
State Road Union School
Superintendent- L L Reynolds
Assistant Superintendent-Wm Squiers
1st Vice-President-Mrs. H E Hyde
2nd Vice-President-Lettie Austin
3rd Vice-President Blanche Austin
4th Vice-President-Grace Rumsey
|Grace Rumsey [SRGP 06358]|
President-Rev. H E Hyde
1st Vice-President-B C Smith
2nd Vice-President-Mrs. Emma Wood
3rd Vice-President- Mrs. Dora Mudge
4th Vice-president-Herbert Smith
Treasurer-J C Leiby
Superintendent-J W DeWitt
1st Vice-President-Henry Lucas
2nd Vice-President-Mable Dewey
3rd Vice-President-Nellie Comfort
4th Vice-President-Claud DeWitt
Treasurer-Georgia Austin [photo at right]
I am going to use this opporunity of the publication of the 1897 directory to supplement it with photos of church members listed here that are part of my Sullivan-Rutnald Genealogy Project collection. If you have or know of photos of other persons listed here please see that I get HIGH resolution .jpg images of same. Joyce M. Tice
Ashley, Bertha 
Ashley, Elbert 
Ashley, Florence 
Ashley, Welsh 
Austin, Blanche 
Austin, Lettie 
Austin, Minnie [Rumsey 06357]
Austin, Rebecca 
Bartlett, Jennie A [Smith 04051]
Calkins, Helen M [Mitchell 09750]
Calkins, Newbury E 
Cudworth, Deborah [? 05640]
DeWitt, Calvin H
DeWitt, John W
DeWitt, Joseph H
DeWitt, Martha J
Haight, Allen M
Haight, Emma M
Lucas, Lewis B
Maine, Charles L
Maine, Clara J
Maine, Edwin R
Ripley, Sarah R
Smith, Amanda L
Smith, Manley G
Smith, Philetus P
Woodburn, I S
|John W. DeWitt||Julia CUDWORTH alias DeWitt|
|Claude DeWitt||Lizzie STOCK alias Cudworth (by adoption) alias DeWitt (by marriage)
Beardsley, Mattie (Card)
Brewster, O F
Brewster, Filo K
Bryant, Mary J
Card, Ida E
Garrison, Harriet M
Mudge, Orris E
Reynolds, Sally A
Richmond, Isaac H
Richmond, Oscar H
Smith, Albert G
Smith, B C
Smith, Charles, G
Smith, Emma C
Smith, Julia A
Smith, Lulu H
Smith, Lyman B
Smith, Ruth C
Smith, Sally E
Smith, Susie E
Squires, Cora B
Squires, Lillie E
Wood, Cora B
York, Mina C
York, Ira N
Rumsey, Minnie E