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Methodist Episcopal Church of Ovid, New York [series]: (Item 1)
Records, 1803-1977 .

 
Book I: History, 1793-1880 . [subseries]:
 
1. History, 1793-1868
Written by M.S. Leet on April 17, 1868. He recorded the names of circuit preachers and the years they served in Ovid, revivals and who led them, the changes in Ovid's position as part of either the Geneva or Elmira District, and Ovid's position in one circuit or another. There were many revival uring the period 1829-1868.

 
2. History, Oct. 11, 1876 to Sept. 15, 1877
By J.W. Steele, dated Sept. 15, 1871. entry is about the conflict and controversy between the church administration and the congregation over the $9,010 debt against the new church and parsonage uildings (begun in 1867, as recorded in part 1 above). They were able to regain he buildings after selling the mortgages, and paid the debt by acquiring new members and increased subscriptions after a protracted meeting and revival.

 
3. History
This entry records the decision of a quarterly conference meeting held September 25, 1878 to strike a sentence in J.W. Steele's previous entry from the record. Signed by Manly S. [Hard], presiding Elder of the Elmira District, March 5, 1880.

 
4. History
This entry records the entire process of paying off the debt. Written by Calvin L. Connell, September 21, 1880.

 
5. History
This records a resolution of the Quarterly Conference to thank those who worked to pay off the debt. It is signed by Calvin L. Connell, September 22, 1880

 
6. Probationers, 1868-1880
Names, state in life, residence, when received, by whom, class joined, when and how baptized, when and how disposed of.

 
7. Class Records, n.d.
Class number, leader, when meets; names, state in life, residence, remarks.

 
8. Alphabetical Record of Members in Full Connection, 1863-1880
Names, state in life, when received, how received, by whom, class number, remarks.

 
9. Chronological Record of Official Members, 1872-1879
Name of officer, office held, who appointed, when removed, how removed, remarks.

 
10. Pastoral and Statistical Record, 1867-1878
Pastor's name, when appointed, when removed, estimated salary, salary received; Members: white or colored; Probationers: white or colored, deaths, local probationers; Baptisms: adult or child; Church Property: value and amount spent on improvements; Benevolent Contributions: conference claimants, missions, Bibles, Tract., Sunday School Union, miscellaneous; Sunday School Statistics: schools, officers, teachers, scholars volumes in library, Bible classes, expenses of school, Sunday School advocates taken, conversions.

 
11. Record of Baptisms, 1878-1880
date, names of parties, occupation of male, ages, officiating minister, remarks.

 
12. Three obituaries from Ovid Gazette.
 
Book II: History, cont., 1868-1905. [subseries]:
 
1. History, by Calvin L. Connell, dated Sept. 20, 1880.
Lists names of contributors and amounts of contributions to the church.

 
2. Probationers, n.d. (post 1880?).
 
3. Class Records, n.d. (post 1880?)
Same information as in Book I.

 
4. Alphabetical Record of Members in Full Connection, 1877-1898
Same information as in Book I.

 
5. Chronological Record of Official Members, 1879-1902
Same information as in Book I.

 
6. Pastoral and Statistical Record, 1877-1901
Same information as in Book I.

 
7. Record of Baptisms, 1878-1905
Same information as in Book I.

 
8. Record of Marriages., 1878-1905
Same information as in Book I.

 
Book III: Christian Endeavor Society. Secretary's Book, 1919-1948. [subseries]:
 
1. "Roll Call", n.d.
Alphabetical list of members, four pages.

 
2. Meeting minutes begin Nov. 8, 1919
In them are recorded date, committee reports, election of officers, social functions organized and collections taken.

 
Book IV: Funerals and Marriages, 1945-1951. [subseries]:
In alphabetical order with dates and names.

 
Book V: Membership Roll, 1946-1956. [subseries]:
 
1. Membership roll
Lists family name, occupation of family head, name of same, address, full name, when and how received, other members in family, birth date, date of baptism, church school and change in status.

 
2. Baptisms
Lists family name, Christian name, father and mother's full names, date and place of birth, adult/child/infant, place of baptism, officiating minister and change in church relationsip.

 
3. Membership continued, as above.
 
Book VI: Membership cont., 1956-1977. [subseries]:
Lists number, name, address, manner of reception, date of enrollment and disposition of membership.