Membership Roll
Extracted From Appendix I
The Old Rockingham Meeting House
Erected 1787 &
The First Church in Rockingham, Vermont, 1773-1840

Lyman S. Hayes & William D. Hayes
1915

[Transcribed by Jane Devlin]




MEMBERS BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL ORGANIZATION IN 1773 AND THE DISMISSAL OF REV. SAMUEL WHITING IN 1809, WITH DATE OF JOINING

[* = Original members of church as organized 27 Oct 1773.
= Original members of church, as reorganized 5 Nov 1818.
= Names contained in lists of original church, 1773-1809, & reorganized church, 1818-1840]
  • ALBEE, Ebenezer, 15 Sep 1776
  • ALBEE, Rachel, 15 Sep 1776
  • BALCH, Julia, 23 Feb 1794 (from Keene, NH)
  • BENTON, Mrs. Hannah, 1786. Recommended by Harmington Chh., CT
  • BENTON, Jacob, 4 Sep 1791, ditto
  • BERRY, Mrs., 10 Sep 1786. Recommended by Jeffrey Chh.
  • BURR, Eunice (Wife of Jonathan) 13 Mar 1774
  • BURR, Jonathan, 13 Mar 1774
  • CHAMBERLAIN, Lydia, 4 Oct 1801, from Hopkinton, MA
  • CLARK, Ebenezer, 22 Jan 1786
  • COOPER, Sarah (Wife of John), 22 Sep 1782
  • * DAVIS, Nathaniel, 27 Oct 1773
  • DAVIS, Phillip, 5 May 1793, from Mansfield Chh.
  • DUTTON, Josiah, 27 Sep 1778
  • DUTTON, Sarah (Wife of Thomas), 4 May 1777. From Church of Christ in Lunenburgh
  • DUTTON, Thomas, 4 May 1777, ditto
  • EDSON, Daniel, 31 Aug 1781. Recommended from Bridgewater Church. Dismissed to 1st Baptist Church of Christ in Richmond, 25 Jun 1786
  • EDSON, Olive (Wife of Daniel), 31 Aug 1781. Recommended from Bridgewater Church.
  • EDSON, Olive, (Wife of Isaiah), 26 Jun 1791
  • ELLIS, Charlotte, 23 Nov 1806
  • ELLIS, John, 2 Sep 1781
  • ELLIS, Urana (Wife of John), 11 Jul 1790
  • EMERY, Samuel, 18 Sep 1791. Recommended from the Chh. in Jaffrey.
  • EMERY, ----- (Wife of Samuel), 18 Sep 1791, Jaffrey
  • * EVANS, Asher, 27 Oct 1773
  • EVANS, Eli, 25 Jul 1779
  • EVANS, Hannah (Wife of Eli), 25 Jul 1779
  • EVANS, Lectah, 2 Sep 1781
  • * EVANS, Mary (Wife of Asher), 27 Oct 1773
  • * EVANS, Mercy (Wife of Peter), 27 Oct 1773
  • * EVANS, Mercy (Wife of Peter, Jun.), 27 Oct 1773
  • * EVANS, Peter, 27 Oct 1773. Elected Deacon 12 Jun 1774
  • * EVANS, Peter, Jun., 27 Oct 1773
  • * FULLER, Ebenezer, 27 Oct 1773
  • FULLER, Elizabeth, 30 Dec 1871
  • * FULLER, Mercy, 27 Oct 1773
  • FULLER, Rhoda, 29 Jun 1783
  • GREEN, Sarah (widow), 20 Sep 1795
  • HARRIS, William, 5 May 1782. Dismissed
  • HAZLETINE, Jonas, 27 Jul 1783
  • JOHNSON, Dorcas (Wife of Isaiah), 18 Feb 1786
  • JONES, Eunice (Wife of Reuben), 13 Feb 1780
  • JONES, Reuben, 13 Feb 1780
  • KENDALL, Hannah (Wife of Eleazer), 9 Nov 1800, By recommendation
  • KENDALL, Mary (Wife of Ebenezer), 11 Jun 1786
  • KINGSLEY, Naomi, 13 Jan 1774. Dismissed to the Christian people where she lives, 25 Jun 1786
  • KNIGHT, Russell, 24 Apr 1785. Recommended from Lancaster
  • KNIGHTS, Mary (Wife of Elijah), 16 Dec 1781
  • LANE, John, 19 Jun 1785. Recommended. Dismissed to Grafton, 30 Mar 1794
  • * LARRABEE, Anne (Wife of Samuel), 27 Oct 1773
  • * LARRABEE, Samuel, 27 Oct 1773
  • LOVELL, John, 21 Dec 1777
  • LOVELL, Martha (Wife of John), 21 Dec 1777
  • MUZZY, Anna (Wife of Joseph), 8 Sep 1811
  • OBER, Samuel, 18 Sep 1791. From Jaffrey
  • OBER, ---- (Wife of Samuel), 18 Sep 1791. From Jaffrey
  • * OLCOTT, Elias, 27 Oct 1773. Elected Deacon 12 Jun 1775
  • * OLCOTT, Sibbel (Wife of Elias), 27 Oct 1773
  • PEASE, Jacob, 3 Sep 1779. By recommendation. Elected Deacon 6 May 1782
  • PEASE, Mary (Wife of Jacob), 3 Sep 1779. brec
  • PERRY, Daniel, 10 May 1795
  • PRESTON, Elenor, 2 Oct 1774. Dismissed to church in Rutland, 23 May 1784
  • PROCTOR, Lydia (Wife of Nathan), 27 Jul 1794
  • * PULSIPHER, David, 27 Oct 1773
  • * PULSIPHER, Elizabeth (Wife of David), 27 Oct 1773
  • PULSIPHER, John, 24 May 1789
  • PULSIPHER, Priscilla, 11 May 1783
  • READ, Frederic, 1784
  • READ, Louisa (Wife of Frederic), 1784
  • ROUNDY, Sarah, 6 Jul 1783. rec from the Chh in Ware
  • * SIMONDS, William, 27 Oct 1773
  • * SIMONDS, ---- (Wife of William), 27 Oct 1773
  • STANLEY, David, 10 Sep 1786. rec by Jaffrey Chh
  • STEARNS, Lydia (Wife of William, Junr.), 12 Aug 1798
  • STEARNS, William, Junr., 12 Aug 1798
  • STEARNS, ----- (Wife of William), 24 May 1789
  • STOELL, Joanna (Wife of John), 28 Sep 1794
  • STOELL, John, 28 Sep 1794
  • STOELL, Phebe, 28 Oct 1781
  • TAYLOR, Mrs., 22 Aug 1790
  • TROTT, Vashti (EVANS), 10 Nov 1782. Dismissed to Walpole, 26 Jun 1786
  • WALKER, ---- (Wife of James), 22 Dec 1789
  • WALKER, Rebecca (Wife of Timothy, 24 Dec 1780
  • WALKER, Timothy, 24 Dec 1780
  • WEBB, Jehiel, 21 Dec 1777
  • WEBB, Mary (Wife of Jehiel) 21 Dec 1777
  • * WHITING, Mary (Wife of Rev. Samuel), 27 Oct 1773 or 1774. rec Warwick, MA)
  • * WHITING, Rev. Samuel, 27 Oct 1773. First Settled Minister.
  • WHITING, Samuel, Junr., 4 Nov 1806. On Death Bed.
  • WHITING, Sarah, 10 Apr 1808
  • WHITNEY, Agnis, 25 Aug 1776
  • WILLIAMS, Margaret (no date)
  • WOOD, Mrs. Barnabas, 18 Sep 1791
  • WOOD, George, 1784. Dismissed to Fitchburg Church, 23 Nov 1788
  • WOOD, Joseph, 31 Jul 1774. Dismissed to any Church of our Communion, 2 May 1783
  • WOOD, Sarah (Wife of George), 1784. Dismissed to Fitchburg Church, 23 Nov 1788

CHARTER MEMBERS (Probably Incomplete)
  • CHANDLER, Thomas & Wife
  • HOTTEN, Esther (Wife of Joshua) 11 May 1777
  • HOTTEN, Joshua, 11 May 1777
  • JOHNSON, Isaiah & Wife, 18 Feb 1776
  • JOHNSON, Phebe, 13 Mar 1774
  • SARGEANTS, Jabez, 27 Nov 1774
  • SARGEANTS, Persis (Wife of Jabez), 27 Nov 1774
  • SARGENT, Jabez, Junr., & Wife

SUBSCRIBERS TO THE "HALF WAY COVENANT"
  • BERRY, Asa, 24 Nov 1803
  • BERRY, Hannah (Wife of Joel), 24 Nov 1803
  • BERRY, Joel, 24 Nov 1803
  • BERRY, Nancy (Wife of John), 15 Dec 1802
  • BERRY, Samuel & Wife, 26 Sep 1802
  • BERRY, Sarah (Wife of Asa), 24 Nov 1803
  • DARBY, Lovill, 5 Oct 1800
  • GOWIN, Mary (Wife of Benjamin), 21 Sep 1794
  • LEECH, Mr. & Mrs., 14 May 1797
  • MILLAR, Matthew & Wife, 5 Oct 1800
  • McAFFEE, James & Wife, 10 Nov 1793
  • SIMONDS, Lynde & Wife, 26 Jul 1795
  • WILEY, Jonathan & Wife, 31 Jul 1805
  • WILEY, Robert & Wife, 15 Nov 1795

MEMBERS BETWEEN THE REORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH IN 1818 AND ITS FINAL DISSOLUTION IN 1840
  • BARRON, Nancy M. (Single), 18 Jul 1819. Removed by letter
  • BARRY, Nancy
  • BILLINGS, Susan (Widow), 31 Oct 1819
  • BOYNTON, Lydia (Widow), 1 Jul 1821. By Letter from Springfield
  • BROWN, Joel M., Jun 1838
  • BUTTERFIELD, Almira
  • CLARK, Marcy (Wife of Nathaniel) 18 Jul 1819
  • CLARK, Nathaniel, 5 Nov 1818
  • DAVIS, Hiram, 1 Jul 1821
  • DAVIS, Laura
  • DAVIS, Melinda (Wife of Hiram)
  • DAVIS, Melinda Ann
  • DAY, Hannah (Wife of Henry C.), 6 Jun 1819
  • DAY, Henry C., 6 Jun 1819
  • DOAN, Roaland
  • DOAN, ----- (Wife of Roaland)
  • DRURY, Josiah, 6 Jun 1819
  • EMERY, Betsey (Wife of Zacheus), 5 Nov 1820
  • EVANS, Augusta
  • EVANS, Eli, 1818
  • EVANS, Eli J., 26 Dec 1819. "Cut from the Church", 4 Dec 1825
  • EVANS, Hannah (Wife of Eli), 1818. Died
  • EVANS, Olive
  • EVANS, Sarah (Wife of Eli, Jr.), 6 Jun 1819
  • EVANS, Warren F.
  • FELT, Eluthera, 29 Nov 1818. Died 5 Apr 1819
  • FELT, Lone (Wife of Elephalet), 6 Jun 1819 (Possibly Lona Jane.)
  • GILSON, Eunice (Wife of Zacheriah), May 1837. By Letter from Chester.
  • GILSON, Zacheriah, May 1837. By Letter from Chester
  • COULD, Caroline (Wife of Thomas), 6 Jun 1819. Dismissed 25 Sep 1839
  • GOULD, Thomas, 6 Jun 1819. "Cut from this Church" 4 Dec 1825
  • GOWING, Elizabeth (Wife of Samuel), 6 Jun 1819. By Letter
  • HILL, Lydia (Wife of Moses), 6 Jun 1819
  • HILL, Moses, 6 Jun 1819
  • KEITH, Eunice (Wife of Grindal), 20 Jun 1819. Died.
  • LAKE, Abigail, (Wife of Henry), 12 Sep 1819. By Letter. Dismissed by Letter. LOCKE, Asa
  • LOCKE, Catharine R.
  • LOCKE, Eliza
  • LOCKE, Fanny
  • LOCKE, Hannah (Wife of John)
  • LOCKE, John
  • LOCKE, Laura
  • LOCKE, Mary Jane
  • LOCKE, Nancy S., Oct 1836
  • LOVELL, Harriet (Wife of Ovid), 31 Oct 1819. Died
  • MASON, Abigail, May 1837. By Letter from Cavendish. Dismissed by Letter 13 Aug 1838
  • MASON, Abigail M., Oct 1838. Dismissed by Letter 13 Aug 1838
  • MUZZY, Anna (Wife of Joseph), 6 Jun 1819
  • MUZZY, Joseph, 6 May 1821
  • NOURSE, Annis (Wife of Philip), 6 Jun 1819
  • NOURSE, Lucy (Wife of David), 26 Dec 1819
  • NOURSE, Lydia (Wife of Peter), 12 Sep 1819. bl
  • NOURSE, Peter, 12 Sep 1819. bl.
  • NOURSE, Philip, 6 May 1821
  • OBER, Hezekiah
  • OBER, Samuel, 5 Nov 1818. 1st Deacon, chosen 3 Apr 1820
  • PHILLIPS, Nabby (Widow), 6 Jun 1819
  • PIERCE, Bridget (Single), 1 Jul 1821
  • PULSIPHER, David Jr., 6 Jun 1819
  • PULSIPHER, Joanna
  • PULSIPHER, Lucy (Single), 6 Jun 1819
  • PULSIPHER, Philena, (Single), 6 Jun 1819
  • PULSIPHER, Rebecca (Wife of David)
  • PULSIPHER, Sally (Widow), 6 Jun 1819. Removed by joining the Baptist
  • RICE, Elizabeth (Wife of Hezekiah), 5 Nov 1818
  • RICE, Hezekiah, 5 Nov 1818
  • RICHARDS, Eunice (Wife of Edward), 1818
  • RICHARDS, John Lock, 1 Jul 1821
  • RICHARDS, Nabby (Wife of John L.), 1 Jul 1821
  • RICHARDS, Urana B., 6 Jun 1819
  • RIPLEY, Anna (Wife of Epapheas), 1818
  • RIPLEY, Epapheas, 1818. Removed by Letter.
  • SEVERENCE, Adeline, May 1837. By Letter from Alstead. Dismissed by Letter.
  • SHEPHERD, Jane (Wife of Major), 3 Sep 1820
  • SMITH, Huldey (Widow), 4 Dec 1825
  • STEARNS, Jonathan
  • STEARNS, Selima, 9 Jul 1837
  • STEARNS, Lydia (Wife of William), 5 Nov 1818
  • STEARNS, William, 5 Nov 1818
  • STODARD, Sally (Widow), 6 Jun 1819
  • STOEL, Betsey
  • STOEL, Joanna (Wife of John), 6 Jun 1819
  • STOEL, John, 5 Nov 1818. 2nd Deacon, chosen 3 Apr 1820
  • STOEL, Lucy (Wife of Asa), 18 Jul 1819. By Letter
  • UPHAM, Elizabeth (RICE), 18 Nov 1818. Dismissed to Sextons River, 11 Nov 1837
  • WESTON, Hannah (Wife of Nathan), 6 Jun 1819
  • WESTON, Nathan, 6 Jun 1819
  • WHITING, Sarah (Widow), 18 Jul 1819 dis to Sextons River, Feb 1837
  • WISE, Daniel
  • WOLLAGE, REv. Elijah, 5 Nov 1818
  • WOLLAGE, Sarah B., (Single), 18 Jul 1819
  • WOLLAGE, Sophia (Single), 18 Jul 1819. Removed by Letter


CONTRIBUTORS TOWARDS PURCHASE OF A COMMUNION SERVICE, 22 MAR 1819

[Exclusive of seventeen included in the above list of members]
  • BLACK, Asa
  • CAMPBELL, Alexander
  • CAMPBELL, Alexander S.
  • CAMPBELL, J.H.
  • EARL, Mary
  • EARL, Royal
  • EARL, Xeno'n
  • EASTERBROOKS, Abr'm
  • FELT, Warren
  • GOODRICH, Samuel W.
  • KENDALL, Eleaz'r
  • LOCK, Eben'r
  • LOCK, Oren
  • LOVELL, Ovid
  • MILLER, Math.
  • NOURSE, Daniel
  • NOURSE, Sam'l
  • PULSIPHER, D.
  • ROLLINS, Wm.
  • SHEPHERD, Isaac
  • STEARNS, Eber
  • STOEL, Asa
  • WADSWORTH, R.
  • WEBB, Calvin
  • WEBB, Luther
  • WHITING, J.
  • WILEY, John 2d


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