Orangeville Baptist Church    1852 - 1910
The Early Years in Barry County, Mighigan
Covenant Meeting of the Elders

December 4th 1852

At a meeting held, pursuant to appointment at the Schoolhouse near Mrs. Browns in Orangeville on Saturday December 4th 1852, to consider the prospect of the Baptist denomination in this vicinity, Elder Samuel Lamb presiding, and J. H. Calkins being chosen clerk.   After an expression of the views of those present it was unanimously resolve that as members of the Baptist denomination we feel that the time has come, in the Providence of God, when we are called upon to maintain a Gospel Church in this place.   That we invite a counsel of Brethren from Baptist Churches to deliberate with us and organize a Baptist Church in Gospel Order to meet at this place on Wednesday December 29th 1852.
Adjourned to meet at this place Saturday the 18th instead.

December 18th 1852

Met pursuant to adjournment.
Invitations having been extended to the churches of Yorkville, Otsego, Castleton and Hope.

December 29th 1852

Met in counsel organized by appointing Elder J. W. Johnson, moderator and C. W. Calkins, clerk. Delegates present from the churches of Yorkville and Castleton visiting Brother and invited to a seat to counsel. The following names were present for Church fellowship:
Archibald L. Allen
Lydia Allen
Sylvenus Clark
Rebeccah Clark
James H. Calkins
Ann E. Calkins
James Hathorn
Caroline Hathorn
Thomas Osborn (died)
Abigail Osborn
James Campbell
Mary Campbell
Nancy Betts
Lucy Pride
Martha Williams
Lint
Isaac Fish
Who voted unanimously to receive each other in Church fellowship.

December 4th 1852

At a meeting held, pursuant to appointment at the Schoolhouse near Mrs. Browns in Orangeville on Saturday December 4th 1852, to consider the prospect of the Baptist denomination in this vicinity, Elder Samuel Lamb presiding, and J. H. Calkins being chosen clerk.   After an expression of the views of those present it was unanimously resolve that as members of the Baptist denomination we feel that the time has come, in the Providence of God, when we are called upon to maintain a Gospel Church in this place. That we invite a counsel of Brethren from Baptist Churches to deliberate with us and organize a Baptist Church in Gospel Order to meet at this place on Wednesday December 29th 1852.
Adjourned to meet at this place Saturday the 18th instead.

December 18th 1852

Met pursuant to adjournment.
Invitations having been extended to the churches of Yorkville, Otsego, Castleton and Hope.

December 29th 1852

Met in counsel organized by appointing Elder J. W. Johnson, moderator and C. W. Calkins, clerk.   Delegates present from the churches of Yorkville and Castleton visiting Brother and invited to a seat to counsel.
The following names were present for Church fellowship:

Archibald L. Allen
Lydia Allen
Sylvenus Clark
Rebeccah Clark
James H. Calkins
Ann E. Calkins
James Hathorn
Caroline Hathorn
Thomas Osborn (died)
Abigail Osborn
James Campbell
Mary Campbell
Nancy Betts
Lucy Pride
Martha Williams
Lint
Isaac Fish
Who voted unanimously to receive each other in Church fellowship.


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