Record of Religious Incorporated Societies

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The Record of Religious Incorporated Societies was donated to our department in 2015. It is in fragile condition. The dimensions of the book are 15" x 6 1/4". The first six pages of the book face the correct way. The Record of Religious Incorporated Societies, Part 2 remainder of the book was recorded beginning in the rear of the book and upside down.

This journal appears to be a historical document granting ministers permission to solemnize marriage. This journal covers most of the counties in Ohio. It is not limited to only Wayne County, Ohio.

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Part 1 Transcriptions[edit | edit source]

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Cover Page[edit | edit source]

Cover






  1. Record of Religious
  2. Incorporated Societies

Title Page[edit | edit source]

Title Page


  1. Record Book
  2. for
  3. Religious Incorporations


Description A[edit | edit source]

Description A


  1. Recd April 12th 1829 of T Cox clk of Com
  2. Pleas 6 laws of Genl nature
  3. One Journal of each house
  4. & one local law for the use of Franklin township
  5. John Alexander

Description B[edit | edit source]

Description B


  1. Wooster Wayne County Ohio
  2. March 7th AD 1833
  3. Irvine Lorah
  4. Canton Massillon Irvine S L Lorah
  5. Record Book
  6. for
  7. Religious Incorporations

Page 1[edit | edit source]

Page 1


  1. Betheny Society at Wooster
  2. State of Ohio
  3. Wayne County We the undersigned
  4. having been on the 5th day
  5. of June A.D. 1819 duly & legally elected
  6. by the members of the regular Baptist Society
  7. at Wooster in the township of Wooster in
  8. said County of Wayne as trustees of said
  9. Society, do hereby make known & certify
  10. the same and that we have given the said
  11. religious society the style & name of the
  12. Church of Betheny, agreeably to the act
  13. entitled "An act for the incorporation of religious
  14. societies" passed the 5th day of February
  15. A.D. 1819 - Given under our hands and seals
  16. at Wooster this 3rd day of July A.D. 1819 -
  17. Simeon Bell {Seal}
  18. Oliver Jones {Seal}
  19. Philip B. Griffith {Seal}
  20. Recorded the above this third day of July
  21. Anno Domini 1819 -Wm Larwill Clk C.P.

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Page 2


  1. 2. Associate Congregation of Salt Creek
  2. State of Ohio
  3. Wayne County __ We the Trustees do hereby
  4. certify that the Religious Society
  5. of which we were duly elected trustees and sworn
  6. as the law direct, will be known by the name of
  7. the Associate Congregation of Salt Creek
  8. being in the bounds of Salt Creek township, in
  9. said County - Given under our hands and seals
  10. this 22nd September 1821
  11. Robert Knox {LS}
  12. John Little {LS}
  13. James Miller {LS}
  14. Received and recorded the above this 26th day
  15. of September A.D. 1821 - Wm Larwill Clk C.P.
  16. Horizontal line
  17. Unity Congregation of Salt Creek
  18. Horizontal line
  19. The State of Ohio
  20. Wayne County __ We the undersigned having been
  21. on the 24th day of September A.D. 1821
  22. duly and legally appointed & elected by the members
  23. of the Presbyterian Congregation in the township of
  24. Salt Creek in said County of Wayne, as trustees of
  25. said Society, do hereby make known, and certify the
  26. same, and we do further certify and hereby make
  27. known that we have given the said religious society
  28. the name of the Unity Congregation of Salt Creek -
  29. agreeably to the act entitled "An act for the incorpora=
  30. tion of religious societies" passed the 5th day of February
  31. Anno Domini 1819 - Given under our hands &
  32. seals at Wooster this 18th day of October AD 1821 -
  33. Conrod Emery {Seal}
  34. Daniel Hutchison Clk John Cissne {Seal}
  35. Thomas Patrick {Seal}
  36. Recorded the above this 18th day of Feby AD 1822
  37. Wm Larwill Clk C.P. WCy

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Page 3
  1. Sugar Creek Congregation - (3
  2. We hereby certify that the members of Sugar
  3. Creek Congregation in Sugar Creek township
  4. Wayne County on the third day of August
  5. eighteen hundred and twenty two met to the
  6. number of 22 members at the house of public worship
  7. for the purpose of carrying into effect the act of
  8. incorporation (the same being advertized and published
  9. according to law) did then and there proceed to elect
  10. three trustees, and one clerk for the aforesaid congre=
  11. gation, and after giving the above name to said
  12. Congregation request that those proceeding be recorded
  13. as the law directs - Given under our hands, and
  14. Seals this 3rd day of August 1822 -
  15. William Forbes {Seal}
  16. Saml Cook {Seal}
  17. Stephen Coe {Seal}
  18. Trustees -
  19. Received and recorded the above this 4th day of September
  20. A.D. 1822 - Wm Larwill Clk C.P. Wayne Co.
  21. horizontal line
  22. Mount hope, Presbyterian Congregation
  23. State of Ohio, Wayne County - the undersigned
  24. having been duly elected trustees of the Presbyterian Congregation
  25. of Perry township in said County by the members of said
  26. Congregation on the 30th day of August AD 1823, as
  27. trustees of said society, do hereby make known and certify
  28. the same, and we do further certify that we have given
  29. the said religious society the name of Mount hope
  30. agreeable to the act entitled "An act for the incorporation
  31. of religious societies" passed the 5th day of Feby AD 1819.
  32. Given under our hands and seals at Mount hope meeting
  33. house - James Fulton
  34. Robert Laughlin
  35. Samuel McConaughy
  36. State of Ohio, Wayne County __
  37. {Seal} personally appeared before me the subscriber
  38. a Justice of the peace in said County the within named

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  1. 4.
  2. trustees of Mount hope congregation and was sworn
  3. as the law directs - Given my hand and seal
  4. August the 30th 1823 - Charles Hay J. Peace
  5. Received & recorded the above this 1st day of September AD 1823.
  6. Wm Larwill Clk
  7. Horizontal line
  8. Paintville Presbyterian Congregation
  9. State of Ohio
  10. Wayne County _ We the undersigned having been
  11. on the 8th day of September AD 1823 duly & legally
  12. elected by the members of the presbyterian congregation
  13. in Paint township in said County of Wayne as trustees
  14. of said congregation do hereby make known and
  15. certify the same that we have given said society
  16. or congregation the style and name of "The
  17. Paintville Presbyterian congregation" agreeably
  18. to the act entitled "An act for the incorporation of
  19. religious societies" passed the 5th day of February
  20. AD 1819. - Given under our hands and seals
  21. at Paintville this 25th day of October AD 1823.
  22. Rowland Armstrong {Seal}
  23. William D. Pennel {Seal}
  24. Gabriel Barnhill {Seal}
  25. Received & Recorded the above this 12th day of June 1824
  26. Wm Larwill Clk
  27. Horizontal line
  28. Good hope Congregation
  29. We the trustees being severally elected, and qualified
  30. as the law directs for the Presbyterian & Lutheran Church
  31. now may it be known that the above religious society
  32. be known by the name of good hope congregation
  33. hereafter & in Salt Creek township. Given under our
  34. hands & seals this thirteenth day of Sept 1824 -
  35. Wm Bell
  36. Isaac Snyder } clerk George Snyder Trustees
  37. Jonathan Snyder
  38. Recd & Recorded the above this 13th day of Sept 1824
  39. Wm Larwill Clk

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  1. 5.
  2. First Presbyterian Church of Chippeway
  3. State of Ohio
  4. Wayne County __ We the undersigned having been on the
  5. 8th day of November A.D. 1824 duly &
  6. legally elected by the members of the first Presbyterian
  7. Society in the township of Chippeway in said County
  8. of Wayne, as trustees of said Society do hereby make
  9. known & certify the same, and that we have given
  10. said Religious Society the style & name of "The first
  11. Presbyterian Church of Chippeway" agreeably to the
  12. act entitled "An Act for the incorporation of religious
  13. Societies" passed the 5th day of February A.D. 1819.
  14. Given under our hands & seals at Chippeway township
  15. in said County of Wayne this 9th day of November
  16. Anno Domini 1824- Richard Huffman {Seal}
  17. Attest Abraham Franks {Seal}
  18. Shedrick Hyatt, Clerk Levi Rogers {Seal} Trustees
  19. Rec'd & recorded the above this 12th day of Novem A.D. 1824 -
  20. Attest Wm Larwill Clk C.P. W. Cy.
  21. Horizontal line
  22. Silver Creek Congregation, Chippeway township
  23. Horizontal line
  24. We certify you that according to an act of Assembly for
  25. the incorporation of Religious Societys that the full number being
  26. met and of one mind proceeded to elect their Officers acording
  27. to said acts on the twelfth of this instant and after we said
  28. Officers being qualified according to said act, it is their wish
  29. to have the congregation named by the name of Silver Creek
  30. Presbyterian Congregation, Chippeway township- Given
  31. under our hands and seals this fifteenth day of November
  32. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
  33. twenty four - Chippeway township, Wayne County State of Ohio
  34. Attest John Reed {Seal}
  35. Matthew Irvin Clerk Daniel Richards {Seal}
  36. Trustees William Graham {Seal}
  37. Rec'd & recorded the above this 17th day of Novem A.D. 1824 -
  38. Wm Larwill Clk

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Page 6a


  1. State of Ohio
  2. Wayne County __ We the undersigned having been on
  3. the 25th day of December A.D. 1825,
  4. duly & legally elected by the members of the regular
  5. Methodist Society at Wooster in the township of Wooster
  6. in said County of Wayne, as Trustees of said Society
  7. do hereby make known and certify the same, and that
  8. we have given said religious society the style & name
  9. of "The Church of Tabernacle" agreeable to the act
  10. entitled "An act for the incorporation of religious
  11. Societies" passed the 5th day of February AD 1819.
  12. Given under our hands and seals at Wooster
  13. this first day of January A.D. 1825
  14. Stephen Cliff {Seal}
  15. James Edgar {Seal}
  16. James Armstrong {Seal}
  17. Nicholas Singley {Seal}
  18. Wm Barnes {Seal}
  19. Recorded the above this 1st Jany AD 1825. Wm Larwill Clk

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Page 6b


  1. Be it remembered that in the Court of Probate of
  2. Tuscarawas County and State of Ohio on the 19th
  3. day of January in the year of our lord one thousand Eight
  4. Hundred and fifty six among the records of the proceedings
  5. of said Court and the following to wit
  6. In the matter of Augustus R Bower
  7. a minister of the gospel on motion to the
  8. court as provide
  9. the proper Eclesiactical Certificate and endorse of
  10. gospel standing whereby it appears that the servant
  11. Augustus R Bower is a registered ___ minister
  12. of the denomination called the United States Brethren in Christ & is
  13. ordered of the court that he be licensed to Solemnize marriages
  14. with the State of Ohio solely as he remains such minister
  15. In testimony whereof John H Bramhall
  16. Judge of said Court have hereto set my hand and Seal
  17. this 19th day of January AD 1856
  18. {Seal}
  19. John H Bramhall Judge of ___
  20. ______

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