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DAVIDSON - DAVISON FAMILY RESOURCE
FAIRFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, WESTMORELAND COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA



Session Records, 1827-1854
Fairfield Presbyterian Church
Fairfield Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA
Davidson, Jas.
Davis, Stewart
Davison, Catharine
Davison, Isaac
Davison, Isabella
Davison, Margaret
Davison, Mary (wife of Isaac)
Davison, Saml. P.
Davison, Samuel
Davison, Thos.
Davison, William

Sepr. 11th 1840

Session proceeded to examine persons for the approaching communion.  The following
were examined and  received.  Joseph Ogden (son of James).  Eliza Donaldson.  Isaac
Davison & his wife Mary.

Fairfield Town 2d June 1841
Session met according to adjournment.  Opened with prayer.  All the members
present.  The following persons on application were dismissed in order that they
may connect themselves with the new Presbyterian about to be formed in this place
viz.  Isaac Davison.  Mary Davison.

Octr. 31st 1846 Fairfield.  Session met according to appointment.  Members all
present.  Revd. Mr. Swan being present presided as Moderator.  Opened with
prayer.  Received to the communion of the church on examination Jas. Davidson.
Margaret & Catharine Davison.  Concluded with prayer.

Union Church June 5th 1847

Session met according to appointment.  Opened with prayer.  Members present Rev.
O.H. Miller Modr. Elders  John Gilmore, John Caldwell, James Caldwell, Thos.
Henderson & Saml. Davison.

Union Church June 5th 1847

Session met according to appointment.  Opened with prayer.  Members present Rev.
O.H. Miller Modr. Elders  John Gilmore, John Caldwell, James Caldwell, Thos.
Henderson & Saml. Davison.

Three persons were received on Examination.  Sarah Snyder, Issabella Davison &
William Davison.

Fairfield July 25. 1847

To Rev. Mr. Miller & Session of Union Church--

I hereby acquaint you
1st of the treatment of Mr. Isaac Davison who took one of my sheep and disposed of
it to Mr. William Houston, knowing it to be my sheep and for which he afterwards
refuses to pay me -- all of which I can prove by responsible witnesses.

(signed) Cad McBurney

Witnesses to prove this charge against Isaac Davison. Saml. P. Davison. Thos.
Davison. Mrs. Ann Donaldson.  Robert McBurney. Cadr. McBurney & Wm. Houston.

2 I acquaint you of the conduct of Mr. Samuel Davison towards me when I spoke to him
concerning the  treatment of his son towards me and the said Samuel damned me for an
old vagabond to be gone or he would draw me off my horse and kick me.  Which fact I
can prove.

(signed) Cad McBurney

Witness to prove 2d charge. David J. Louther

Samuel Davison stated that as he expected very soon to remove out of the bounds of
this congregation and as the parties concerned were present with the witness who
was duly notified -- he would request that the charge against him be now taken up
-- no objections being made we complied with the request.

David J. Luther sworn saith (see testimony lodged with John Caldwell)

After hearing the parties and all the evidence in the case -- the Session do
unanimously decide tha the charge  is not established.

On motion citations were issued for the witnesses on the charge against Isaac
Davidson.

On motion we now adjourn to meet on the 14th of August.  Concluded with prayer.

Union Church August 4th 1847

Session met according to appointment.  Opened with prayer.  Members present Rev.
O.H. Miller Modr. Elders  John Caldwll.  John Gilmore.  James Caldwell.  Thos.
Henderson.  A communication was received from Mr. Cad.  McBurney on the 25th of July
1847 containing charges again Mr. Saml. Davison a member of Session and his  son
Isaac Davison also a member of this church.  The communication is as follows --

Union Church Aug. 14. 1847

Session met agreeally to the above adjournment -- opened with prayer -- Members
present Rev. O.H. Miller  Modr. Elders John Caldwell, John Gilmore, James
Caldwell.  The parties being present with witnesses -- on  motion we proceeded to
investigate the charge brought against Isaac Davidson by Mr. Cad McBurney -- Mrs. 
Ann Donaldson.  Saml. P. Davidson.  Robt. McBurney.  Wm. Houston.  Robt.
Donaldson.  Saml. Davidson were  severally sworn and testified -- see testimony
occupying 14 pages lodged with John Caldwell -- on motion we do now adj. to meet on
Satturday the 4th of September.  Concluded with prayer.

Union Church Sep 4. 1847

Session met according to the above adjournment.  Opened with prayer.  Members
present Rev. O.H. Miller  Modr.  Elders John Caldwell, John Gilmore, James Caldwell.

The object of this meeting being to form a decision in the above case, therefore
resolved that it be as follows.  The Session of Union church having entered upon an
investigation of the above case -- hearing the testimony  at full length and after
deliberating thereupon are unanimously of opinion that in the part of Mr. Isaac 
Davidson, in the above case from the evidence, there appears no immorality, and
consequently we are of opinion that the accuser has failed to establish his charge
in every particular.  On motion we do now adjourn.   Concluded with prayer.

Union Church Sep 4. 1847

Session met according to the above adjournment.  Opened with prayer.  Members
present Rev. O.H. Miller  Modr.  Elders John Caldwell, John Gilmore, James Caldwell.

The object of this meeting being to form a decision in the above case, therefore
resolved that it be as follows.  The Session of Union church having entered upon an
investigation of the above case -- hearing the testimony  at full length and after
deliberating thereupon are unanimously of opinion that in the part of Mr. Isaac 
Davidson, in the above case from the evidence, there appears no immorality, and
consequently we are of opinion that the accuser has failed to establish his charge
in every particular.  On motion we do now adjourn.   Concluded with prayer.

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