During my Finger Lakes Book Tour this week I realized I should continue the transcription of my great-grandmother Jessie (Tucker) Agard's handwritten history of the Jacksonville Community Church. I was told there are many new members of this church and that they are interested in its history. Since I have a long way to go on this project, I thought I would post sections of it to help anyone researching ancestors in the Jacksonville, Ulysses area of Tompkins County, New York.
One alteration I decided to make in Grandma's listing of names was to list them last name first for easier identification. It will also make it easier to develop an index.
If anyone is searching for an ancestor during the 1842 - 1946 time frame, which I believe this history covers, please send me an email and I will look through the manuscript. I did this for the Smith family, which is listed on this blog.
Transcription of handwritten history:
Dec. 4, 1852 Resolution
Bro. Robinson, pastor, empowered to make arrangements to preach at other appointments.
Resolved that we make Bro. Robinson a donation.
1853 Donation for Bro. Robinson.
March 3, 1855 Resolved by this Quarterly Conference that a subscription be taken immediately for remodeling the present “House of Worship” in classrooms below and an audience room above upon the second floor with an addition in front for a belfry or steeple. Carried unanimously, William Farrington, R.S.
1856 The bell was purchased in 1856 and transferred to the new church in 1998 at the time of the dedication.
Names of Members:
H.F. Giles – Preacher in Charge – Leader
Farrington, Catherine Bogardus, John C.
Cooper, Jeremiah Earl, Charilla
Cooper, Lydia Earl, Sarah
Cooper, Helen Earl, Polly
Dean, Sally Caroline Mack
Ferris, Julia VanOrder, Elizabeth
Dean, Harriet E. Baker, Emily
VanOrder, Adam Dean, Julia
VanOrder, Maria Mattison, Eliza
Hartupe, Sally VanOrder, Eliza
Vanbuskirk, Sarah Wilcox, Hannah
Shaw, J Dean, Emily
Shaw, Eliza Baker, Asenith
Colegrove, Nancy Gale, Catherine
Wilcox, Leonard Wilcox, Polly
Wilcox, Hester A. Babcock, Tompkins
Babcock, Margaret Mandaville, Betsy
1856-57 Class No. 2 William Farrington, Leader
Stout, Joseph Lanning, Caroline
Stout, Maria Follett, Silas
Wilcox, Elisha Follett, Nancy
Earl, Mehitable Smith, Emeline
Smith, Clement Curry, Nancy
Smith, Lucy Smith, Peter
King, Asaph (local preacher) Smith, Rhoda
King, Jane Thompson, Catherine
Wheelock, Lydia Rightmire, John
Smith, Robert Rightmire, Amy
Smith, Hannah Rightmire, Anna M.
Ganoung, Joseph Dickens, Hannah
Ganoung, Amelia Richey, Russell
Norton, Smith Thomas, Emily
Norton, Abigail Lambert, Henry
Taylor, Mary Ganoung, Tamor
Ganoung, Ursula Mack, Maria
Smith, Jehiel Woodworth, Fanny
Smith, Melissa Lambert, Sarah
Smith, Abigail Follett, Phoebe
Norton, Cl. Statia Norton, Jehiel
Pierson, Albert Norton, Lufanny
Pierson, Mary Williams, Mary
Darrah, Jane Van, Mary Jane
1858 Mack Settlement – New Organization – James Huson, Leader
Huson, Fanny Follett, Henrietta
Lambert, Joseph Follett, Elmina
Woodworth, David Huson, Ellen
Minier, Abram Fergurson, Louisa
Rightmire, Lyman Richards, Emeline
Rightmire, Mary Dickenson, Catherine
Fergurson, John J. Smith, Sylvester
Fergurson, Deborah Corben, Jane E.
Trotter, Ab. M. Rightmire, Addison
Wilson, Oscar Mott, Mrs. (old lady)
Sullivan, Eli S.
Sullivan, Benj. F.