History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1805–1820
Owing to the many reports which have been put in circulation  by evil disposed and designing persons in relation to the rise and progress of the  , all of which have been designed by the authors  thereof to militate against its character as a church, and its progress in the world;  I have been induced to write this history so as to disabuse the publick mind, and put  all enquirers after truth into possession of the facts as they have transpired in relation  both to myself and the Church as far as I have such facts in possession.
In this history I will present the various events in relation to this Church in truth  and righteousness as they have transpired, or as they at present exist, being now the  eighth year since the organization of said Church. I was born in the  year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and five, on the twenty third day of  December, in the town of Sharon, Windsor County, State of Vermont. <Note A see page 131> My father   <see Note E [C] page 2, adenda. My Father> left the State of and moved to , Ontario,  (now Wayne) County, in the State of New York when I was in my tenth year. <or thereabouts.>
In about four years after ’s arrival at , he moved with his fa mily into in the same County of . His family consisting of eleven  souls, namely, My Father , My Mother whose name  previous to her marriage was Mack, daughter of Solomon Mack [Sr.], my brothers   (who is now dead <died Nov. 19th: 1823 in the 25 year of his age>) , Myself, , , , and my Sisters , and . Sometime in  the second year after our removal to , there was in the place where  we lived an unusual excitement on the subject of religion. It commenced with  the Methodist<s>, but soon became general among all the sects in that region of  country, indeed the whole district of Country seemed affected by it and great [p. 1]
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1805–1820
Owing to the many reports which have been put in circulation by evil disposed and designing persons in relation to the rise and progress of the , all of which have been designed by the authors thereof to militate against its character as a church, and its progress in the world; I have been induced to write this history so as to disabuse the publick mind, and put all enquirers after truth into possession of the facts as they have transpired in relation both to myself and the Church as far as I have such facts in possession.
In this history I will present the various events in relation to this Church in truth and righteousness as they have transpired, or as they at present exist, being now the eighth year since the organization of said Church. I was born in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and five, on the twenty third day of December, in the town of Sharon, Windsor County, State of Vermont. Note A see page 131 My father see Note E [C] page 2, adenda. My Father left the State of and moved to , Ontario, (now Wayne) County, in the State of New York when I was in my tenth year. or thereabouts.
In about four years after ’s arrival at , he moved with his family into in the same County of . His family consisting of eleven souls, namely, My Father , My Mother whose name previous to her marriage was Mack, daughter of Solomon Mack [Sr.], my brothers (who died Nov. 19th: 1823 in the 25 year of his age) , Myself, , , , and my Sisters , and . Sometime in the second year after our removal to , there was in the place where we lived an unusual excitement on the subject of religion. It commenced with the Methodists, but soon became general among all the sects in that region of country, indeed the whole district of Country seemed affected by it and great [p. 1]
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