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Subject: [GM-L] GROTON, MA CHURCH MEMBERS DISMISSED TO OTHER CHURCHS
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 16:22:08 EDT
Subject: THOSE DISMISSED FROM THE EARLY CHURCH AT GROTON TO OTHER
CHURCHES FROM EARLY CHURCH RECORDS
Source: Groton Historical Series by Dr. Samuel A. Green. 1899 Vol IV
Jan 17, 1762 Dismissd Anna wife of Zechariah Adams to the Church in
June 13, 1762 Dismissd and recommended John & Jonas Longly, Stephen
Holden, John Patterson & Richard Harrington to Shirley
Nov 14, 1762 Dismissd & recommended Sarah wife of Joseph Wilson to
June 19, 1763 Dismissd & Recommended Moses Kezer & Wife to Shirely &
the wife of Tho Lawrence to Pepperell
June 26, 1763 Widow Mary Longley and the Wife of Stephen Holden both
Dismissd & Recommended to Shirley
Feb 10, 1765 Sam'l Hobart Esq. to Hollis
July 12, 1767 Martha wife of Edward Phelps to Leominster. Mary the
wife Osman Baker to Charlestown, NH (this was Mary
Farnsworth and Osmyn Baker of CT) see Hist of Fort 4.
April 13, 1771?
Prudence Wife of Peter Swallow to Dunstable.
June 30, 1771 Margaret Wife of Joseph Metcalf to Ashburnham.
Mary Wife of Simon Parker to Shrewsbury.
Sept 4, 1774 Jeptha Richardson & his Wife to Rindge
Sept 18, 1774 Israel Hobart & his Wife to Townsend
Sept 25, 1774 Eben'r Hadley & his Wife to Brattleboro
Nov ye 19th, 1775 Eunice ye wife of Timothy Dustun, Dismissed &
Recommended to ye Church in Claremont
Deacon Stone, moderator, Recorded by Deacon Isaac
Feb'ry ye 19th 1776 Percy Gibson ye wife of Timothy Gibson, Dismissed
and Recommended as usual.
July 21, 1776 Dismissed Martha ye wife of John Page to the Church of
June 14, 1778 Dissimssed & recommended Sarah the wife of ____Carlton
to the Church in Lunenburg.
Dec. 9, 1779 The church voted to dismiss & recommend Nehemiah Green
& Eunice his Wife to ye Church that is abt to be in-
corporated in Jaffrey N. Hampshire
Mar 5, 1780 Ebenezer Rockwood to the Church of Christ in Wilton.
Oct 1, 1780 David Sartell & Patience his Wife to the Church of
Christ in Townsend
Aug 12, 1781 Nehemiah Holden & Elizabeth his Wife to the Church of
Christ in Pepperell
Oct 20, 1783 James Sullivan & Mehetable his wife to ye church of
Christ in Brattle Street, Boston.
Aug 22 1784 Ephraim Russell & Mary his wife to ye church of Christ
Mar 5, 1786 Ezra Pierce & Rebecca his wife to the church in West-
Nov 26, 1787 John Cumings & Sarah his wife. Abner Whitcomb. Joseph
Simonds & Mitte, his wife. All dismissed & recommended
to be incorporated with other members of churches into
a church in Hancock, state of Newhampshire.
Nov 26, 1789 Jonathan Bancroft & Martha his wife dismissed &
recommended to be incorportated with other members of
churches into a church in Tyngsborough.
July 18, 1790 Deacon Thomas Farwell & Sarah his wife dismissed &
recommended to the church in Washington (N.H.)
Sept 18, 1791 Esther wife of Israel Hobart Jun. dismissed & recom-
mended to the church in Conway.
April 15, 1792 Israel Hobart dismissed & recommended to the church in
Jany 13, 1793 Jonathan Boyden dismissed & recommended to be incorpor-
ated with others into a church in Cavendish, VT.
Sept 8, 1793 Benjamin Patch & Persis his wife dismissed and
recommended to be incorp. with others into a church in
April 17, 1794 Samuel Chamberlin dismissed & recommend. to the Church
Nov 10, 1794 Molly Hardy, formerly Molly Pratt, dism. and recom. to
the Church in Stoddard.
Dec. 4, 1794 Susanna Wife of Robert Ames to the church in Jaffrey.
Mary Wife of Amaziah Swallow to the church in Dunstable.
Nov 29, 1795 Ephraim Sawtell and Abigail his wife, to be incorp. with
others into a church in the town of Raby (Brookline,NH)
where they now live.
Nov 4, 1796 Thomas Bond and Esther his wife to the middle church
in Hallowell under the pastoral care of Rev. Daniel
Oct 8, 1797 Deac. Zechariah Longley and Jemima his wife to the
church in Norridgewalk district of Maine.
Sept 3, 1797 David Smith & Abigail his wife to the church in Pepper-
ell. N.B. The date of this record is right, tho' out
of the proper place - author's note.
Feb 11, 1798 Abel Blood was dism & recom. to the church in the west-
ern part of Windsor in the State of VT - Daniel Chaplin,
Sept 16, 1798 Olive wife of Benjamin Whitney dism. & recom. to the
church of Christ in Pepperell.
May 4, 1800 Jonas Hadley & Azubah his wife dism. & recom. to the
christian brethren abt to be formed into a church in
Hawley, State of VT where they now live. Also:
Betty wife of William Abbott formerly wife of Amos
Lawrence, dism. & recom. to the church in Wilton where
she now lives.
Oct. 12, 1801 Jonathan Stone & Susanna his wife dism. & recom. to the
Church of Christ in Waterford (Maine)
July 18, 1802 Timothy Priest dism & recom. to the Church of Christ in
Dec 5, 1802 Sarah, wife of Josiah Sartell dism. & recom. to the
Church of Christ in Cornish.
July 9, 1815 Polly wife of Deac. Timothy Dakin dism & recom. to the
Church in Mason (N.H.)
Dec 31, 1815 Oliver Prescott & Anne his wife dism. & recom. to the
Church in Newbury Pt under the pastoral care of the Rev.
1816 Mem. Timothy Bigelow & Lucy his wife were dism. etc to
the Church in Medford abt two or three years ago. No
record of their dismission then made.
Oct 12, 1817 Sabbath after devine service the church unamimously voted
to dism. & recom. Samuel Woodbury a member of this church
to the church in N. Yarmouth, ME. where he has a prospect
of a speedy settlement in the ministry.
Mar 21, 1819 Dism. & recom. Molly wife of Capt. Daniel Bailey to the
church in Hollis (NH) & Sally wife of Wm. Dunn to the
church in Dunstable, MA
April 11, 1819 Dism. & recom. Joseph Stone & Rachel his wife to the
church in Harvard. D. Chaplin, Pastor.
April 22, 1821 Dism. & recom. Abel Conant to the church in Leominster
under a call to be their pastor. D. Chaplin, Pastor.
April 28, 1822 Dism. & recom. Sally wife of Jonas Woods to the church
in Dunstable, MA
May 5, 1822 The church voted to dism. Harriet Parker from her
particular relation to this church & recom her as in
regular standing here and as qualified for com. with
other Xian churches.
Dec 22, 1822 The chruch dism. James D. Farnsworth & recom him the
church in Orford, NH who expect him to be ordained their
minister a few days hence.
Feb 2, 1823 The church dims & recom. Rachel wife of Bill Wright
Stephens to the church of Christ in Westford.
May 18, 1823 Church dism. & recom. William Farnsworth & Betsy his
wife to the calvinistic congregational church in Harvard
July 11, 1824 Dism. & recom. Lydia the wife of Abijah Wood to the
church in Westminster.
April 5, 1826 Dism. & recom Anna widow of John Fisk to the congreg'l
church in Moortown (VT)
Mar 10, 1828 Dism & recom. Sarah wife of Jonas Miriam to the Ortho-
dox church in Shirley in a short time to be org. in that
Jan 6, 1830 Dism. & recom. Micah Eldridge & Sally his wife to the
church in Nashua Village NH under the pastoral care of
Rev. Mr. Notte.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth