Miscellaneous notes from Burnt Hills History

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Miscellaneous notes from Burnt Hills History

Postby Ed Pettibone » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:46 am

Just a few examples from a church history prepared for the Bicentennial of Burnt Hills Baptist Church in 1983


1783 Organization of the Burnt Hills Baptist Church at old Ballstown ( named for Rev. Eliphalet
Ball, a congregational minister and a cousin of George Washington's mother. He owned some where between 400 and 500 acres that comprised the town )

They invited Elder Beriah Kelly of Stillwater West church to come over to preach. The church here was considered a "branch of the Still water Church" for the next 10 years.

jumping ahead.

1852 Even in this time the women's voices would be heard. On May 29 they decided that church members, male or female could vote on the settling of or dismissing a pastor

1853 Regular church Meeting would be held at 2:00 P.M. and continue not more than two hours unless by vote of the church.

1855 Dismissed the grave digger and appointed another.

1856 They withdrew fellowship from Sister Kingsley as consequence of her marriage with her former husband from whom she was divorced.

1858 This was the first year that they continued Sabbath School through the winter. They reported that they had 15 classes with 113 scholars. E. D. Garnsey was the Superintendent.

1860 The church list was revised. They requested those who move from this vicinity should write for their letter and unite with another church. This was an old problem keeping the list up to date.
:) and some of us thought this was new :)
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Re: Miscellaneous notes from Burnt Hills History

Postby Haruo » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:59 am

Does it say how to pronounce Eliphaletet?

Thanks, Ed.
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Re: Miscellaneous notes from Burnt Hills History

Postby Ed Pettibone » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:44 pm

Ed: Sorry about that Haruo, the name should be Eliphalet. I initially double struck the et. I believe it is pronounced El-if-a-let :oops:
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