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The following history of Bethel was written for and published in the Spko tatok in January 1882. Some addi tional facts which have just been handed us, will make it still more in teresting: The Old North Mountain Chinch was situated about eight miles northwest of Staunton on the Rrownsbnrg road. It was organized a boat Mm year 1717. by Rev John Blame. The gniva-yard stands cm the north side of the road, marked by a lioeust grove. It was en closed by a Sampson fence, locus', stakes, and chestnut rails, in the year 1821. William MofTeti superintending the work and collecting funds to pay for it Tlie Thompsons. Mnffetts, \V il soiih, Mitchells, and many others were buried them. 1 Ibid no account hutof one man preaching at the church. Rev. Mr. Cinnmings preached there, and at Brown's Church, (now Hebron) about the year 177(1 or '77. Hebron was or gantzed by Rev. John Hlaine. There was a desire on the part of those on Christian's creek, South River, Green vi lie, and above that, by the head of the South River, and over to the head of Middle River, near Sbeinariah. to move the church from the North Moun tain, and build a new church at Bethel —the old church being done, and too close to Brown's. At that time, those living on Christian's creek' and South river to near (ireenville, all had left the old North Mountain, and attended Tinkling Spring. Kither the church was done or there was no preaching. As far as I am informed the fitters at the Old North Mountain church were Wat. Thomson, John Wilson and James Mitchell. The sessional records of I hat, and Retbel, were burnt in the of lice of John 11. Christian on his fath er's farm. There is no communion roll, or record up to the year 181", when Hr. Robert H. Chapman, the pastor, got up a roll and book of record. The moving jet the church was strongly opposed by some of the people of North Mountain and Hrown's church, they wishing to consolidate at the North Mountain. The contest became sharp. Those in favor of Bethel desiring to have two chinches instead of one. Col. Robert Doak said he would settle the matter where the church was to be built. He went to work, and got all those in fa vor of Bethel, some to cutting, some. to hewing, and others to hauling, and got the logs to the site selected. The church was three lengths of logs. I think about 00 by 30 feet after the old style with pulpit in the side, Clerk's box in front, whete the Clerk sang and parcelled out the lines. Tue church was poorly seated; most persons made their own pews; some pretty good, aud many of them with a round pole for the back, I think the church was built about tbe year 1777. It waß taken down in 1821, and the present church put up in '21 and '22. Sara'l Finley, Robert Doak, Sam'l Blackwood, James Mofiett and Wm. Wilson, building committee, John Joseph, contractor. Size of building 48 by 5S feet. Built of brick and cobl something over $-1,000. Rev. Archibald Scott was the first preacher at Bethel. He preached there and at Brown's church. He was born in Ireland, educated in Pennsylvania, and commenced preaching at Bethel aud Brown's church about the year 1777 or "78. Be died March 4tb, 1799, or, as some say he resigned in March, and died is December. Dr. John Hleudy began to preach at Bethel Oc tober, 17!)!). Dr. (ileud; was received into Eexington Presbytery November 19th, 1806. The union between Brown's Meeting House, and Bethel was dis solved May 9th, ISO 4. and Dr. Clendy went to Baltimore. Rev. John Mines was ordained May 11th, 1801. and or dered to preach at Bethel for one year. At the close of his year was dismissed lo Winchester Presbytery. Rev. Wm. McPheebers began to preach at Bethel as a licentiate No veniner 4th, ISOo. lie accepted a call from the church April l«tb, ISOO, and was ordained and installed April 21st, Kermon by Dr. Baxter. Rev. Samuel Brown presided and gave the charge. I'be pastoral relation between Rev. Win. McPheeters and Bethel was dis solved April 2:ird, lull). Rev. Samuel MeN ult supplied the pulpit about six months Rev. .losiah Henderson wax [ received trom tbe Presbytery of Baltl more October 17th, 1810. Began to preach at Bethel for one year. October 19th. 1811, he was appointed slated sup ply until the next meeting of Presby tery. April 2/ith. 1812, be was continu- October lilst, ISI2, .lohn Humphreys tnd others complained to I'reshvtery of a disaffection towards Mr. Hender Nbe Presbytery recommended possible, to become reconciled. 1813, Mr. Henderson agreed to vat tbe end of his year. May 14. charges were exhibited Mr. Henderson. Hewascharg lieing intoxicated, and other r conduct. July 22nd, ISI4, iderson resigued his ministry into the bands of the Presbytery. He was suspended. December 27th, 181">. Rev. Rotiert Auderson was received by Lexington Presbytery. He preached at Bethel about a year, and received a ! Kentucky. All were highly ith him tier 19th, 1817, Rev. Robert H. , 11.1)., was received by Eex resbytery from Orange Pres- No record of the time he com reacbing at Bethel; but 1 am n he commenced some tiru. ipman resigned his pastoral pril 28th, 182 L The old church rown, and no place for the t inn to worship, the old pews ivod east of thecburcb—there egatiou met, the elders get supplies as they could. Rev. Willson, of Tinkling Spring, James Morrison, of New Pro preaching oftener than any nisters. They bad several ions in the grove. There were r record of these meetings of io were received into the 1 find no record in the session >in April 2Stb, 1821—which was moderated by Dr. Chap be same day he resigned his until September IStb, lS2:i, i first meeting of tbe session crated by Rev. Francis Mc The first sermon preached w church was by the Rev Dr. Roinney, when quite a young I he house whs not finished, only | and the lloors laid. A work vas placed where the pulpit ids for a pulpit. The old pews were carried in, also plank for seats. The church was filled, Rev. Mr Doak supplied some of the vacancies for a few mouths. He went to Tennessee. In 1522 the church was finished, and tbe pews sold out. The session was fted to look out for a minister to c congregation with a view of ent. 23, Rev. F. McFarland, desiring c as a paslor, made a visit to the of Virginia. *'■* |?li- *"-' -*-+ AND *-•- VINDICATOR. STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1004. He was born in Ireland; and came , tii Pennsylvania when he was about five years old. He was educated and lived there. On arriving at Harrison burg, he was informed by Rev. Joseph ' Smith, D.D., that Bethel was vacaut, and they wanted a pastor—that they had just finished a new church, and 1 directed hitn to Mr. Samuel Finley's • for information. He arrived at Mr. Finley's on Friday night Mr. Finley invited him to preach on Sunday. He remained and preached three Sundays. The session falling to get a moderator, no call was made out. Session inform ed him that a call would be made as soon as they could get a moderator. He informed them, if it was unanimous, he woud accept, but could not come until June. He left on Monday mom ing, calling on Dr. Speice as be went on. Tlip Dr inquired where he hail been. Nofarther up the Valley than Bethel. Brother McFarland, you do not think of settling there? I prom ised them if they made out. a unani mous call I would accept. Why, Broth er McFarland, you can never stay there. They are a rebellious people; no one can please them. I heard Dr. McFar land say more than once, he would have given his horse (had he uot paid for) if he had not have told the Bethel people, if they made out a call be would take it under consideration. The call was not made out until the loth of June, 1823. He commenced preaching the 23rd. September 11 tb. he was received into Eexington Pres bytery. September 12th, installed as pastor of Bethel. Rev. Dr. RnfTner preached from Malacbi 2nd chapter, 7 verse. Dr. C. Specie presided and gave the charge—Dr. McFarland being ap pointed by the Boaid ot Education their Secretary, feeling it to be bis duty to accept that office. A meeting of Bethel congregation was called on the 16th of January, 1836, for the pur pose of determining whether they would consent to the dissolution of the pas toral relation. Rev. James C. Willson presided. The congregation wereanani monsly opposed to his leaving, but, in as much as be felt it to be his duty, they referred the whole matter to Presbytery. On the 22nd of January, 1836, at Staunton, the pastoral relation was dissolved. He had been pastor 12 years, 7 months. The additions to Bethel church during that period were, on examination, about forty per year. At a meeting shortly after. Mr. Mc- Farland presiding, Rev. Peyton Har rison was unanimously called to be come pastor of Bethel. He accepted, and whs received from W. Hanover in to Eexington Presbytery, at Eexing ton, in April 1836. He came, with his family, to the congregation In July. His throat being much affected, he was forbidden to preach by.his physicians. He remained here some time. Nut be ing able to preach, be resigned the call, and it was returned to the congrega tion. I The session determined to hold the cull, and get such supplies as they could. Rev. lieorgt Eeyburn. being un employed, was invited, but he declined. Then Rev. Jeptha Harrison was engag ed by the session for several mouths at the rate of $700 per year. There being no prospect of Mr. Harrison's being able to preach, the congregation having but little preaching for several months, were not in favor of Mr. Harrison as a supply. Many of the congregation doubted whether the session had the right to engage a supply for a length of time without consulting the congre gation, and bind them to pay for a supply they were not in favor of. A meeting of the congregation was call ed and that engagement nullified. The congregation at that meeting directed the session to invite some one whom they thought would suit as pas tor. In October, 1830, a meeting was called—Rey. J. 0. Willson presiding. A unanimous eali was made out for Rev. James Brown. Mr. Willson was directed to inform Mr. Brown. After consideration, he declined November 10(,h, 1836. i The congregation met on the 4th of December, 1830, aud directed Session to invite Rev. Win. S. White to visit the congregation with the assurance that a unanimous call would be made out,for him. Mr. White was before the congregation at the same time Mr. | Brown was and declined. Both being before the congregation at the same time was the main cause of getting nei- j tber. Mr. White declined by letter to Session dated January 10th. 18:.7. The s 'ssion then invited the Rev. James Wood, agent for the Board of Educ* tion, to visit the congregation with the v'ew of settlement as pastor. He also declined, by letter dated March 10th, 1837. On the 10th of April, 1837, the Sest-iou invited Rev. A. B. McCorkle to visit Bethel, and on the 2lth of same month a unanimous call was made out and presented to him at Presbytery at Union on the 26th of April; and, through the same channel, was accept eu on the 29th and regularly installed on the 24th of August, 1837. He resigned his pastoral relation on the 2ud day of August. 1810, and it was dissolved on the 3rd of October, 1840. by Presbytery. Mr. McCorkle was promised $700 salary. • The Session, with the approbation by the congregation, invited Rev. Wil liam Scott as a supply for one year. He also declined. Owing to not receiving the first letter sent him, and some re ports through an unknown channel, be thought the congregation was not united. The mind of the Session and the peo ple were then turned to Dr. McFar land, their former pastor. On the 23rd of January, 1841. Dr. B. M. Smith presiding, he was unanimous ly elected pastor of Bethel. He com ineiiced his ministerial duties on the 22nd of August, 1841. and was installed on the 16th of October, 1841. Rev. Win. Calhoun supplied the pulpit several months from the time Rev. A. B. Mc Corkle resigned till Dr. McFarland crme in August. 1841. Dr. McFarland, in the years 18- r >2and 1803, or a considerable portion of those years, was not able to preach or per form the duties as pastor. Rev. Wil liam Q. Campbell and Rev. Win. B. Brown supplied the pulpit alternately. Mr. Brown, being the Principal of the Augusta Female Seminary at Staun ton, found it inconvenient for him to preach any longer. Rev. Win. W. Trimble took his place. Dr. McFarland again resumed his duties as pastor iv September, 1853. and continued to preach most of the time — not able to perform much pastoral work. Rev. W. W. Houston supplied the pulpit some three uiontbr. At a meeting of the congregation on October 21st, 1806, they invited Rev. P. P. Flournoy to supply the pulpit and assist Dr. McFarland in bis pastoral work. He remained about thirteen months. There was a meeting called to ascertain whether the congregation was prepared to call Rev. P. P. Flour noy as aco pastor. It being ascertain | ed that the call would not be unani inoiis, the meeting adjourned without | taking any action on the subject, i September 291h, 1867, Session in > Btructed Matthew Pilson to see Rev. f Mr. McElwee. of the Associate Re formed church, residing at Eexington, ,' Va., and learn from him whether be s would connect himself with Eexington Presbytery, provided they gave him a call to Bethel. Mr. Pilson reported to Session that he bad performed the duty assigned to him, aud Mr. MeElwee w.is iv Ohio. The Session then instructed Mr. Pilson to write at once to him, with the hearty concurrence of Dr. McParland. He wrote immediately. but owing to his letter being directed to the wrong postotlice. it was some time before he received it. He asking some farther information, his second letter was not received till in Novem ber d<dining to come. Dr. McFarhmd 5 invited James Murray to visit the congregation and preach a few Sundays. lie arrived on the Bth of December, and after preach, iog to the congregation, a notice was given for a congregational meeting f n the Sud day of January, 18G8, for the purpose of calling a pastor. Rev. J. H. I'reston, by invitation, preached a seruion on that day, and then mod eriCted the meeting. Rev. James Mur rayVwas unanimously elected. A call was made but, and accepted by M. Murray, to act as co pastor. He com menced preaching on the 20th of Jan uary, 1808. He was received Into Hex iugton Presbytery, from East Hanove - , on the 14th of May, 1808. Installed by a committee of Presbytery on the 6th of June, 1868. Rev. Win. E. Baker presided and preached the sermon. Rev. Tbos. E. Preston gave the charge to the pastor, and Rev. Wm T. Rich ardson the charge to the people. Rev. James Murray became pastor at the death of Dr. McFarland, October 10th, 1871, and remains as such this 2Gth of January, 18S2. Dr. McFarlaud came to Bethel June 15th, 1823, and died on the lntli or October, 1871. He was the active pastor for about 3ft years. Tbe additions to the church during the period were about 640. Near the last time he was able to be at Bethel, he made a few remarks, aud stated that during his long pastorate be had never received an unkind word from any member of his Session. The following is a list of the names of the Elders of North Mountain and Bethel since their organization in 1747 as far as I have been able to ascertain: Win. Tbompsou, John Willson, James Mitchell, (these were all the elders in North Mountaiu when Bethel was first organized about 1777), John Christian, John Tate, Wm. McCutchan, Samuel McCutchan, Robert Doak, Samuel Doak, John Berry, Robert Tate, John Brawford, Robert McPheeterg, John Eogan, (these were all elders of Bethel, but no record of when they were elect ed or ordained), John Sproul, Samuel Humphreys, Win. M. Tate, (ieorge Hudson, (these were ordained Sept. 18, 1831), Matthew Willson, Sr., (or dained May 30, 1824), Morris Austin, (ordained March 17, 1827), John A. Douglas, (elected June 26, 1831—had been ordained before), John B. Chris- j tian, John K. Moore,Chas. E. Peyton, (ordained Dec. 14,1834), Matthew Wlli- j son, Jr., (ordained March 28, 1835), Samuel Patterson, (elected April 24. 1837—ordained at New Providence), McClung Patton; (ordained in 1838), John Pilson, (elected July 3, 1847 —or- dained in West Hanover), Matthew Pilson, David Blackwood, (ordained March 12, 1848), John Merritt, Aaron Finley Humphreys, Samuel nays, Al exander Brownlee, (ordained July 28, 1850). A. A. Sproul, James M. Hays, Benj. F. McClung, (ordained August 4, 1860), John M. Eambert, James W. Wallace, James E. Beard, (ordained Nov. 1, 1873), M. W. D. Hogshead, I Samuel F. Pilson, (ordained August, i John Christian was the first clerk of session. His records all burnt. Dr. R. H. Chapman kept the record from 1817 to 1821. From that time to September, 1823, no record to be found. Rev. Francis McFarland kept the record from Sept. 1823 to 1836 assisted by John A. Douglas part of the lime. John K. Moore was appointed clerk in 1836, and kept the record till Aug. 1"), 1847. At a meeting of session on the loth of April, 1848, Matthew Pilson was ap pointed clerk of session, and acted as such to April, 2879, when be resigned. B. F. McCluug was appointed clerk ou the same day of April, 1879 There were no deacons, either in the North Mountain or Bethel, up to 187 ft at which time seven were elected, or dained aud installed, viz: JobnW. (iilkeson, James W. MeOorkle, John W. Bays, James N. McFarland, James F. Willson, Wm. IE Cochian and Robert W. McClnre. James N. McFarland was elected treasurer of the congregation. Jacob H. Brulieck was elected, or dained and installed a deacon in ISSI. matthkw Pilson January 26,1883. of lfiO new lots, a number have been purchased and occupied. Only 24 were barter] in the old part of the grave yard previous to 1817, now over 700. Fifteen elders are in terred here. [Messrs? Blackwood and Matthew Pilson are buried in the Pil son burying ground, on the Pi.son home farm.J Those buried at Bethel are Messrs. Maurice ifustin, Alex. Browulee, John Brawford, Sr., John A. Douglas, Col. Bob. Doak, Sam'l Hays, Jas. M. Hays, Col. M. W D. Hogshead. Sam'l Humpureys, A. Fill ley Humphreys, John Logan, John Merritt, Sr., Benj F. McClung, John Sproul, and Arch. A. Sproul. Three ministers —Rev. Eusebius Eogan, Rev. David Huinphieys and Dr. Fran cis McFarland. The two wives of Rev. McPheeters, Mrs. Dr. McFarland, Mrs. S. S. Eambetb and Mrs. Robt.A. Lapsley, are buried here. Of others there are 22 Buuigardners, l- r > Browns, 8 Brownlees, 10 Brawfords, 8 Beards, 18 Christians, 9 Cochrane, 20 Doaks, 8 Kail-bournes, 15 tiilkesous, 7 Gibsons, 0 Crahams, 7 Gardners, 14 Hawpes, 11 Hays, 12 Humphreys, 9 Eogaus, 18 Light ners, 0 McFarlands, 9 McPhee ters, 12 McClungs, 21 McClures, 8 Mer ritts, 11 jviitcuels, 10 Sprouts, 12 Swinks, 21 Tales, 6 Tarbots, 12 Wal laces, with lesser numbers of other families. Eight person were interred last year, aud six this year. The nearest attempt at missionary work was a Bible Society formed in 1833, by the following named ladies. No mention is made of an organiza tion. Members of the Female Bible Society, Sept. 1833 : Susan U. Graham, Matilda Lynch, Betsy Blackwood, Sal ly Blackwood, Lucy A. Humphreys, Sarah A. Heiskell, Eliza M. Swoope, Catherine Jackson, Susin J. Peyton, Jane Ta> lor Steele, Mary Moore Steele, Juliana Sharpe, Catharine Hunter, Elizabeth Pilson, Phebe T. Pilson, Mary W. Pilson, Mary D. Brown, Mary E. Brown, Elizabeth (iibbons, Rachel .Logan, Maria Logan, Jane E. Logan, Reb«cea Bare, Miry B. Hannah, Ro saniia Doake, Charlotte Tate, Maria Davenport, Eovey Gilkeson, Ellen Wallace, Sally Tate, Mary Hudson, Mary Bishop, Maria Finley, Eaviuia Finley, Mary Mitchel, Eliz. Prrry, Mary Ann McFarb n 1, Slagaret. Tale, Eliz. A. Tate, Jane McPheeters, Nancy Ikizer, Sarah Shepherd, Eiizi Hud son, Kliz McCutchan, Rebecca Mc- Outehaii, Marg. McCutchan, Margaret Pallon, Elizabeth Djugla-i, Mary G. Douglas, Jane Cochran, Cinderella Sftectatofr ■* g® Wallace and Martha A. Wallace. Of these all are dead, unless the Margaret Tate mentioned is Mrs. John A. Tate of M:ix Meitdows. Now, there is an old ladies' society, a young ladies, a misses and a jn vinilc. It will soon be our sorrowful duty to give up our much lovfd pastor. Dr. Lapsl.-y, who has been with ns twelve years. I)r McFarland preached for forty ypars, and Dr. Janus Murray twenty-live years—three pastors in 77 yeirs. 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When the delicate womanly organism is attacked by disease; when there is irregularity or a disagreeable drain; when inflammation burns and ulcers gnaw the general health will reflect the progress of disease, in increasing weakness, nerv ousness, backache, headache, loss of appe tite and sleeplessness. So sure of it is the World's Dispensary Medical Association, of Buffalo, N. V., pro prietors of Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescrip tion, that they offer $500 reward for women who cannot be cured of Leucorrhea, Fe male weakness, Prolapsus, or Falling of Womb. All they ask is a fair and reasona ble trial of their means of cure. Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets regulate the stomach, liver and bowels. BT"GO TO A. C. MABREY & CO. Unnolstering aud Furniture Repairing. All kinds or Old Furniture done up In the LatestStyte. Furniture Packed for Shipment. All work entrusted to oar care will receive Prompt Attention. East Main Street, STAUNTON, VA. nov:IU I'lliiM 375. IT ISTHK. PINK OK TY'B Whlxk v. (It's not red liquor.) It's a luxury t> the last drop. Nobody else sells It In Staunton. Just Welty's. Staunton pliy siciaiiH recninmei d Welty's. The New Brown Stone B»r-0*fe. J. C. STAFFORD, Juliux II schefTer, Manager. 6 2">:im *©- Do Not Overlook the IMPORTANCE of insuring your GRAIN and HAY against damage by Fire and Lightning. Call, write or telephone us and we will Protect You. TAYLOR <& PERRY, Office--Second Floor, HASONIC TEMPLE. STAUNTON, VIRCINIA. JJSS-TELEPHONE 666. Parker Rye isflaryland Whisky 9 Ji TF yon know-goo* arhlakcy. \ /fl*X TR?V it 1 P> i rk« r K»» -wtfl ptaaaa M >*-» f-=*i II you. •» !t 'i™» wMinxwaH P*?4?-Vt7M»*o I wko ku'«m-Mai a. Itj3 / ) fc?-* ls o" 1 bitattltaa to. rt»e 700 alSl //? «<TZV *Sr>JJ I/ J /tt\ higher g-n*te »MaW Uaa^g c s£S^ J r*' IAMBI'S) IT)U hMW "'««' before trlwl It jtt j&OiJk, .« II (6% [©Tst' ta Lmposßlbfe for ns to say too,"^! ylUiVic *M* *Jr VA much for teia. goods—lt la <h» j*J N:\SST^«—a? J-^ »l real, genuine arctcle, pure all "J,l sIST" iTv tne way ttooush. It la better. jM & I / XajO than any you aawe-ever tasted. 31 "' * M - M - P***** »i> eealed .' \Al*-—Ji»" — oaaea, Trtthout marka to rodt- j \\l > ,- —— ***• eontenta, Wo pay ex- -tx*^—J ft T ~* — )*7 preaaejre. AH ordere mint be- 4g * \% * "V-jca/ " Jr accompanied by P. O. Order, r *~3 v S». ! O rd « r «r Certified ■ OXFORD DISTILLING CO., $ y*t botThTof sasa a, »*—at. km|m% m, g The Clothing Question With Hard-to-Suit Men is one we are successfully solving daily for partic ular men. If you are of that class of men, we invite you to come here and examine and try on the New Style Garments of your size. We can assure you that you will be more than pleased with the results, and we guarantee a perfect fii or the garments will not be permitted to leave our store. Read the following specials and then come to our store and see the appaiel—you will save time and money by doing so. Men's single-breasted Sack Suits—three and four buttons —in a large assortment of all wool fabrics in fashionable prtterns; correct in every detail. Stylish Spring Shirts, Fine Underwear and Hos iery. We are offering soms exceptionally fine values in Negligee shirts. Our Underwear fits perfectly and feels comfortable. All grades are here at prices less than other stores ask for the same goods. JOS. L. BARTH & CO. 9 S. Augusta St., ' ■ -- Our readers will And correct Schedules of the three great railroads of the State regnlarly published In this paper—the C. & 0., the N. & W., Southern and the C.-W. S. D.TlmberUe. R. E. TimberMe Tiierlaie Sboe Co.. aB '°r Ladies. for Oentlemen. All the above shoes are made over foot form lasts, fit the foot and retain their shape. Try a pair, we are desirous of convincing yon. We are also head quarters for all kinds of. Foot-wear, Trunks, Bags, Suit We are sole agents for the Cases and Umbrellas. 21 W. Main St.. Staunton, Va may 1 Iv This Will Interest You! If you chew tobacco and want something good, ask for Hancock's Standard Natural Leaf. Show Down, Hancock Bros. Sun Cured, Red Heart. Bob Hancock. R. J. H. louhii Sun Cured, and Peerless Twist. Do yon smoke? If so, Spotless I oi. Favorite Flowers I oz. or the new style package of WAH WAH will please you. One whole coupon In each bag of the above brands of smoking. The tags taken from the above brands or chew ing tobacco, ami coupons from the sraoKiug are ore<|ital value in securing articles in our UKH -1904 premium catalogue. Write for a catalogue. Allot the above brands are union made ami bear the union label! HancocK Bros. C£l Co., Tobacco Manufacturers, Lynchburg, U243ni Virginia. Staunton, Va.