Middleboro, Mass. First Congregational Church - Relations and Personal Records 1724-1865

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Relations are written accounts of individuals' religious experience, often required in the process of applying for full membership. This collection contains approximately 500 such documents, many in the congregants' own handwriting. It also includes related membership records, such as letters of transfer to and from other churches, requests for baptism, and confessions of sins written in order to return to the good graces of the church.

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Alden, Elihu relation 1794       confession 1800
Alden, Elijah relation 1794      
Alden, Mary relation 1794      
Alden, Noah confession 1743      
Anthony, Alice confession 1783      
Antony, Else (see Anthony, Alice)     
Atwood, Joanna relation 1840      
Atwood, John relation 1808      
Atwood, Mary relation 1838      
Atwood, Rhoda relation 1808      
Atwood, Sarah relation 1853      
         
Barker, Anna transfer 1810      
Barker, Elizabeth relation 1814      
Barker, Eunice transfer 1785      
Barker, William relation 1808      
Barrow, Ruth (see McFarland Barrow, Ruth)     
Barrows, Freeman relation 1831      
Bates, Joseph relation 1807      
Bates, Susanna relation 1807      
Bennet, Jacob relation 1814      
Bennet, Mercy (1) relation 1813      
Bennet, Mercy (2) relation 1813      
Bent, Experience relation 1807      
Billington, Deborah relation 1761      
Billington, Eleanor relation 1764      
Billington, Ichabod relation 1762      
Booth, Priscilla relation 1747      
Bourn, Abigail dismission 1784      
Bourn, Abigail (w/ Newcomb) transfer 1786      
Bourn, Lydia relation 1791   request for baptism 1808
Bourn, Newcomb (w/ Abigail)  transfer 1786      
Bourne, Abigail relation 1810      
Bourne, Abner relation 1782   letter to the church 1806
Bourne, Joseph relation 1813      
Bourne, Mary relation 1783      
Bourne, Sophia transfer 1813      
Bradford, DeWitt relation 1864      
Bradford, Lydia relation 1864      
Brannock, Consider relation 1766      
Briant, Hannah relation 1785      
Briggs, Ebenezer transfer 1767   confession 1785
Briggs, George relation 1807      
Briggs, John confession 1768      
Briggs, Patience relation 1807      
Brown, Elizabeth (w/ Sampson, Thankful) dismission 1782      
Bryant, Hannah (see Briant, Hannah)     
Bryant, Jesse relation 1797      
Bryant, Margaret relation 1776      
Bryant, Mercy (1) relation 1797      
Bryant, Mercy (2) relation 1851      
Bump, Mercy relation 1788      
Burges, Temperence relation 1814      
Burgess, Temperance (see Burges, Temperence)     
         
Carver, Jerusha (w/ Josiah) dismission 1793      
Carver, Josiah (w/ Jerusha) dismission 1793      
Caswell, Benjamin relation 1829      
Caswell, Polly relation 1829      
Clarke, Zilpha relation 1842      
Coade, Hannah dismission 1813   relation 1813
Cobb, Abijah relation 1765      
Cobb, Azubah relation 1800      
Cobb, Binney relation 1800      
Cobb, Ebenezer (w/ Lydia) relation 1795      
Cobb, Jacob relation 1807      
Cobb, Lydia (w/ Ebenezer) relation 1795      
Cobb, Olive relation 1829      
Cobb, Polly relation 1807      
Cobb, Priscilla relation 1809      
Cole, Thomas relation 1747   relation (transcribed) 1747
Colwell, Mary Anne relation 1840      
Cornish, Charles F. relation 1858      
Cornish, Louisa relation 1851      
Cornish, Mary L. relation 1858      
Cornish, William relation 1787      
Cushman, Adoniram relation 1842      
Cushman, Ann relation 1842      
Cushman, Deborah relation 1760      
Cushman, Lucy Ann relation 1863      
Cushman, Marcy (Mercy) relation 1783      
Cushman, Priscilla confession 1763      
Cushman, Susan H. relation 1863      
Cushman, Sylvia relation 1808      
         
Darling, Daniel relation 1808      
Darling, Polly relation 1808      
Dean, Eliab relation 1840      
Dean, Nancy dismission 1859      
Dean, Ruth relation 1848      
Deane, Louis relation 1840      
Deane, Lydia relation 1840      
Doane, Calvin relation 1843      
Doty, Isaac relation 1794      
Drew, Atwood relation 1829      
Drews, Atwood (see Drew, Atwood)     
Dunham, Henry dismission 1840      
         
Eddy, Anna transfer 1811      
Eddy, Anne E. relation 1840      
Eddy, Betsey (1) relation 1831      
Eddy, Betsey (2) relation 1831      
Eddy, Charlotte relation 1840      
Eddy, Eliza relation 1840      
Eddy, Jane Ellen relation 1838      
Eddy, Jerusha relation 1807      
Eddy, Joshua (1) relation 1797      
Eddy, Joshua (2) relation 1837      
Eddy, Lucy Ann relation 1841      
Eddy, Lydia (1) relation 1797      
Eddy, Lydia (2) relation 1807   relation 1829
Eddy, Mary Jane relation 1841      
Eddy, Nathan relation 1765      
Eddy, Nathaniel relation 1807      
Eddy, Sally relation 1808      
Eddy, Seth relation 1807      
Eddy, Silvanus relation 1807      
Eddy, Susanna (1) relation 1777      
Eddy, Susanna (2) relation 1840      
Eddy, Zechariah (Zachariah) relation 1808      
Ellis, Deborah relation 1807      
Ellis, Lucia (1) relation 1794      
Ellis, Lucia (2) relation 1840      
Ellis, Southward relation 1807      
Ellis, Susanna M. relation 1840      
         
Finney, Margaret relation 1806      
Finney, Martha relation 1792      
Foley, James relation 1844      
Freeman, Harriet relation 1861      
Freeman, Jane relation 1840      
Freeman, John relation 1807      
Freeman, John (w/ Polly) request for dismission 1846   dismission 1846
Freeman, Polly (w/ John, Family) request for dismission 1846   dismission 1846
Freeman, Virtue relation 1851      
Fuller, Betty relation 1801      
Fuller, Consider relation 1850      
Fuller, Lucy relation 1807   dismission 1839
Fuller, Sally relation 1807      
Fuller, Sophia relation 1807      
         
Gisby, Deborah relation 1859      
Gisby, Olive Eames relation 1857   relation (draft?) 1857
Gisby, William relation 1813      
         
Harlow, Betsey relation 1840      
Harlow, Betty transfer 1796      
Harlow, Hepzibah transfer 1813      
Harlow, Jonathan relation 1840      
Harlow, Marcy (Mercy) relation 1813      
Harlow, Sarah relation 1840      
Harlow, Steven Jr. relation 1840      
Harrington, Lucy relation 1838      
Haskell, Abigail relation 1788      
Haskell, Zebulon relation 1789      
Haskins, Jerusha relation 1840      
Hill, Harriet relation 1837      
Holmes, Thankfull (Thankful) transfer 1794      
Hubbard, Serena relation 1808      
         
Kidder, Sally relation 1807      
King, Mercy relation 1814      
King, Nathan relation 1831      
         
Lawrence, Sarah relation 1840      
Leach, Betsey relation 1850      
Leach, Betty relation 1763      
Leach, John relation 1763   confession 1792
Leach, Phebe relation 1765      
Leach, Susanna (Susannah) relation 1807      
Leonard, Betsy relation 1807      
Leonard, John confession 1772      
Leonard, Lucy relation 1789      
Leonard, Sally relation 1837      
Ling, Jane relation 1806      
Littlejohn, Elisabeth relation 1851      
Lovell, Jerusha relation 1810      
Lucas, Elijah relation 1789   confession 1804
Lucas, Sarah relation 1789      
Lyon, Jedidiah confession 1786      
Lyon, Mary relation 1787      
         
Maglathlen, Freeman relation 1853      
Maxim, Edmund (see Muxham, Edmund)     
McFarland Barrow, Ruth relation 1782   confession 1782
Meglathlen, Harriet relation 1853      
Miller, Sarah relation 1782      
Miller, Susanna relation 1824      
Morse, Charles relation 1850      
Morse, Desire (1) relation 1761      
Morse, Desire (2) relation 1795      
Morse, Isaac relation 1782      
Morse, Marston relation 1842   relation (duplicate) 1842
Morse, Mary Maria relation 1853      
Morse, Sage relation 1807      
Morse, Thankful relation & confession 1784      
Morten, Lendal confession 1840      
Morton, Daniel relation 1807      
Morton, Eliza relation 1829      
Morton, Hepsibah (Hepzibah) transfer 1812      
Morton, Ichabod relation 1760      
Morton, Lendall (see Morten, Lendal)     
Muxham, Edmund relation 1773      
         
Nichols, Lucia Maria relation 1840      
Norcut, Mary relation 1794      
Norcutt, Mary relation 1829      
Noyes, Sibil (see Porter Noyes, Sybil)     
         
Oliver, Peter Jr. relation 1771      
Oliver, Sarah relation 1771      
Orcutt, Harriet relation 1840      
Orrington, Mary Ann relation 1838      
Osgood, Julia H. relation 1859      
         
Paddock, Lydia relation 1807      
Penniman, Virtue M. relation 1863      
Perkins, Eunice relation 1842      
Perkins, John relation 1815      
Perkins, Lothrop relation 1809      
Perkins, Mercy relation 1809      
Perkins, Nathan Jr. confession 1842      
Phinney, Sarah relation 1786      
Pickens, Caroline relation 1836      
Pickens, Ebenezer relation 1829      
Pickens, Mary B. relation 1829      
Pierce, Charles relation 1824      
Pierce, Experience relation 1800      
Pomroy, Francis Jr. relation 1757      
Pool, Lydia (w/ Samuel) relation 1829      
Pool, Samuel (w/ Lydia) relation 1829      
Porter, Mercy relation 1794      
Porter, Sarah relation 1813      
Porter Noyes, Sybil relation 1808   dismission 1838
Pratt, Abby B. relation (draft?) 1842   relation 1842
Pratt, Benaiah relation 1794      
Pratt, Benjamin (1) relation 1801      
Pratt, Benjamin (2) relation (draft?) 1842   relation 1842
Pratt, Betsey Leach relation 1858      
Pratt, Lucy relation 1794      
Pratt, Mahala relation (draft?) 1842   relation 1842
Pratt, Margaret relation 1793      
Pratt, Sarah relation 1790      
Pratt, Thomas (1) relation 1813      
Pratt, Thomas A. (2) relation 1843      
Pratt, William relation 1840      
Pumroy, Francis Jr. (see Pomroy, Francis Jr.)     
Purrington, Mercy relation 1763      
Putnam, Harriet O. relation 1841      
Putnam, Julia M. relation 1851      
Putnam, Lucy relation 1857      
Putnam, William relation 1844      
         
Redding, Fear relation 1763      
Redding, Joanna relation 1750      
Redding, Luther relation 1789      
Redding, Thankful relation 1759      
Rickard, Japheth (Japeth) confession (transcribed) 1767      
Ripley, Hezekiah relation 1807      
Ripley, Priscilla relation 1807      
Ryder, Jail relation 1810      
         
Samson, Lydia relation 1808      
Samson, Samuel relation 1808      
Sampson (see also Samson)     
Sampson, Thankful (w/ Brown, Elizabeth) dismission 1782      
Savery, Daniel relation 1807      
Savery, Huldah relation 1807      
Savery, Mary relation 1750      
Savery, Penelope relation 1851      
Savery, Rhoda relation 1853      
Savery, Thomas relation 1851      
Sears, Abiah relation 1807      
Shaw, Benjamin relation 1853      
Shaw, Bethia (Bethiah) relation 1853      
Shaw, Eliza relation 1863      
Shaw, Elizabeth relation 1770      
Shaw, Elkanah relation 1755      
Shaw, Francis Marion relation 1853      
Shaw, Isaac relation 1802      
Shaw, James (w/ Lois) transfer 1784      
Shaw, Lois (w/ James) transfer 1784      
Shaw, Lydia relation 1782      
Shaw, Mark relation 1805      
Shaw, Mary relation 1771      
Shaw, Samuel relation 1803   confession 1840
Shaw, Thomas relation 1771      
Shaw, William relation 1782      
Shurtleff, Zilpha relation 1853      
Smith, James relation 1807      
Smith, Lucy relation 1807      
Smith, Mahale (Mahala) relation 1840      
Smith, Patience relation 1807      
Smith, Susanna (1) relation 1783      
Smith, Susanna (2) relation 1850      
Snow, Olive relation 1859      
Soule, Alfred Byron relation 1841      
Soule, Amanda relation 1865      
Soule, Augustus H. relation 1865      
Soule, Hannah relation 1850      
Soule, Irene relation 1837      
Soule, Isaac III relation 1840      
Soule, James II relation 1807      
Soule, Joanna relation 1807      
Soule, John relation 1807      
Soule, Lydia relation 1782      
Soule, Marcia relation 1850      
Soule, Priscilla relation 1840      
Soule, Rebecca relation 1840      
Soule, Sarah relation 1782      
Sparrow, Edward recommendation 1809      
Sparrow, Josiah relation 1808      
Sparrow, Minerva relation 1808      
Sproat, Mary relation 1824      
Standish, Irene relation 1808      
Standish, Jane relation 1829      
Sturtevant, Abigail relation 1808      
Sturtevant, Eunice relation 1813      
Sturtevant, Priscilla relation 1813      
Sturtevant, Sarah relation 1795      
Swift, Lucy relation 1814      
         
Thomas, Abigail relation 1789      
Thomas, Anna relation 1831      
Thomas, Azel relation 1824      
Thomas, Betsey (1) relation 1807      
Thomas, Betsey C. (2) relation 1815      
Thomas, Betsey (3) relation 1829      
Thomas, Churchill relation 1781      
Thomas, Clarissa Jane relation 1853      
Thomas, Daniel relation 1780      
Thomas, David relation 1781      
Thomas, Deborah relation 1782      
Thomas, Edward relation 1807      
Thomas, Eleazer Jr. relation 1824      
Thomas, Eunice relation 1831      
Thomas, Hannah relation 1831      
Thomas, Hope relation 1808      
Thomas, Hoppe relation 1831      
Thomas, Huldah relation 1831      
Thomas, Jacob relation 1808      
Thomas, Keziah relation 1771      
Thomas, Lemuel relation 1763      
Thomas, Lothrop Jr. relation 1838      
Thomas, Louisa relation 1838      
Thomas, Lucia (1) (Lucy) relation 1763      
Thomas, Lucia (2) relation 1831      
Thomas, Lucy relation 1808      
Thomas, Lucy (see also Thomas, Lucia)     
Thomas, Lydia relation 1807      
Thomas, Mary Ann (1) relation 1838      
Thomas, Mary H. (2) relation 1838      
Thomas, Mary (3) (w/ Zenas) relation 1807      
Thomas, Melinda relation 1853      
Thomas, Mercy relation 1782      
Thomas, Nathan relation 1792      
Thomas, Perez relation 1803      
Thomas, Phebe (1) relation 1824      
Thomas, Phebe (2) relation 1842      
Thomas, Saba S. relation 1838      
Thomas, Sarah relation 1802      
Thomas, Seneca (1) relation 1831      
Thomas, Seneca R. (2) relation 1853      
Thomas, Serena relation 1814      
Thomas, Silas relation 1824      
Thomas, Silvanus dismission 1809      
Thomas, Susanna relation 1809      
Thomas, Thankful relation 1783      
Thomas, William relation 1807      
Thomas, Winslow relation 1831      
Thomas, Zenas (w/ Mary) relation 1807      
Thomas, Zilpah (1) relation 1798      
Thomas, Zilpah (2) relation 1853      
Thompson (see also Tomson)     
Thompson, Alfred relation 1858      
Thompson, Angeline relation 1858      
Thompson, Ann relation 1840      
Thompson, Annie Eliza relation 1858      
Thompson, Benjamin relation 1840      
Thompson, Cephas relation 1832      
Thompson, Charles F. (1) relation 1831      
Thompson, Charles, L. (2) relation 1858   request for dismission 1880
Thompson, Eliza G. relation 1858      
Thompson, Ellen relation 1863      
Thompson, Ezra relation 1808      
Thompson, Florantha relation 1831      
Thompson, Franklin relation 1857      
Thompson, Ivory H. (1) relation 1858      
Thompson, Ivory B. (2) relation 1858      
Thompson, Jane relation 1840      
Thompson, Jerusha relation 1858      
Thompson, Lucia A. relation 1863      
Thompson, Lucy relation 1808      
Thompson, Lydia relation 1806   confession 1808
Thompson, Mary Elizabeth relation 1858      
Thompson, Nathaniel relation 1807      
Thompson, Otis relation 1799      
Thompson, Philander (1) relation 1858      
Thompson, Philander W. (2) relation 1858      
Thompson, Polly relation 1808      
Thompson, Reuel (1) relation 1807      
Thompson, Reuel (2) relation 1863      
Thompson, Sarah relation 1841      
Thompson, Venus relation 1840      
Thompson, Weltha relation 1806      
Thurston, Francis relation 1857      
Tillson, Amanda relation 1861      
Tillson, Calvin (1) relation 1803      
Tillson, Calvin Jr. (2) relation 1807      
Tillson, Hannah relation 1808      
Tillson, Joanna relation 1804      
Tilson, Hannah (see Tillson, Hannah)     
Tilson, Silence relation 1764      
Tiner, Sarah relation 1853      
Tinkham, Anne relation 1807      
Tinkham, Barbara relation 1829      
Tinkham, Betsey (w/ Harvey, Family) certificate of reconciliation 1840      
Tinkham, Chloe relation 1782      
Tinkham, Elizabeth relation 1794      
Tinkham, Hannah relation 1765      
Tinkham, Harvey (w/ Betsey, Family) certificate of reconciliation 1840      
Tinkham, Jane relation 1840      
Tinkham, Jeremiah relation 1787      
Tinkham, John relation 1813      
Tinkham, Lucy relation 1785      
Tinkham, Lydia Ann relation 1858      
Tinkham, Molly relation 1789      
Tinkham, Oliver relation 1840      
Tinkham, Orin relation 1814      
Tinkham, Ruth relation 1785      
Tinkham, Sarah (1) relation 1796      
Tinkham, Sarah Jane (2) relation 1850      
Tinkham, Silas relation 1807      
Tinkham, Squire relation 1807      
Tisdale, Hannah relation 1807      
Tisdale, Jacob (see Tisdeal, Jacob)     
Tisdeal, Jacob relation 1791      
Tisdell, Jacob (see Tisdeal, Jacob)     
Tomson (see also Thompson)     
Tomson, Caleb Jr. relation 1784      
Tomson, Deborah relation 1786      
Tomson, Freelove relation 1786      
Tomson, Irena relation 1808      
Tomson, Isaac relation 1786      
Tomson, Lucy relation 1786      
Tomson, Molly relation 1784      
Tomson, William relation 1786      
Torrey, Lydia relation 1808      
Torrey, Mary relation 1787      
Torrey, Samuel relation 1787      
Trebon, Bathsheba relation 1807      
Tucker, Benjamin Jr. relation 1776      
Tucker, Hannah relation 1810      
Tucker, Jedidah (Jedidiah) relation 1809      
Tucker, Mandana relation 1830      
Tucker, Samuel relation 1797      
Turner, Priscilla relation 1794      
         
Valler, Mercy transfer 1791      
Vaughn, Abraham relation 1763      
Vaughn, Lucy dismission 1783      
Vaughn, Salome relation 1853      
Vinica, Dorlisca relation 1840      
Vinica, Lydia relation 1840      
Vinica, Rachel relation 1840      
         
Warren, Betsey relation 1829      
Warren, George relation 1842      
Warren, John relation 1807      
Warren, Joseph relation 1763      
Warren, Kezia (Keziah) relation 1806      
Washburn, Azel relation 1782      
Washburn, Elizabeth relation 1837      
Washburn, Eunice relation 1840      
Washburn, Huldah relation 1774      
Weston, Hannah relation 1813      
Weston, Isaiah relation 1793      
Weston, John relation 1812      
Weston, Mary relation 1859      
Weston, Priscilla (1) relation 1784      
Weston, Priscilla (2) relation 1809      
Weston, Salome relation 1813      
Weston, Thomas Jr. relation 1853      
Wilbur, Perry relation 1842      
Wilder, Bathsheba relation 1841      
Wilder, Ebenezer dismission 1799      
Wilder, Mary relation 1808      
Wilder, Polly relation 1808      
Wilder, Susanna (Susannah) relation 1809      
Williams, Helen relation 1863      
Williams, Jabez relation 1813      
Willis, Ebenezer Sr. (w/ Mary) confession & relation 1758      
Willis, Mary Jane relation 1859      
Willis, Mary (w/ Ebenezer) confession & relation 1758      
Wing, Lauretta W. relation 1829   request for dismission 1843
Wood, Abiel relation 1842      
Wood, Abigail (1) relation 1808      
Wood, Abigail (2) relation 1840      
Wood, Betsey relation 1813      
Wood, Charles W. relation 1837      
Wood, Eleanor relation 1842      
Wood, Elizabeth (1) relation 1776      
Wood, Elizabeth (2) relation 1809      
Wood, Emily L. relation 1837      
Wood, Ichabod (1) relation 1808      
Wood, Ichabod II (2) relation 1814      
Wood, Israel relation 1809      
Wood, Lucy relation 1807      
Wood, Lydia relation 1807      
Wood, Maria (see also Wood, Meriah)     
Wood, Maria A. relation 1863      
Wood, Mary (1) transfer 1814      
Wood, Mary T. (2) relation 1837      
Wood, Mary C. (3) relation 1841      
Wood, Mary (4) relation 1842      
Wood, Mary F. (5) relation 1858      
Wood, Mercy L. relation 1841      
Wood, Meriah (see also Wood, Maria)     
Wood, Meriah relation 1807      
Wood, Pauline T. relation 1858      
Wood, Rebekah relation 1782      
Wood, Sarah relation 1807      
Wood, Theodore relation 1809      
Wood, Wilkes relation 1837      
Wood, William H. relation 1837      
Wright, Anna relation 1796      
Wright, Cuffy relation 1773      
Wrightington, Henry relation 1858      
Wrightington, Hope relation 1844