Church Records-St.Mary's 1. baptisms 1899-1912 2. Confirmed, Members of St. Mary's Parish Kinston, N.C. May 1st, 1895 3. St. Mary's Parish Kinston, N.C. Vestry meeting April 21st, 1857 4. St. Mary's Episcopal Church Badly Damaged By Fire.Feb. 19, 1900 (Newspaper article) 5. Consecration of St. Mary's Church (no date) The following index will explain how this record appears. Xxxx: Nothing filled in Index: Date of Baptism Number # Name Date of Birth Place of Birth Sponsor Place of Baptism Clergy Page 36 & 37 Date of Baptism: June 18, 1899 #1 Name: Alice Leigh CUMMINGS Date Of Birth: Oct. 5, 1898 Place of Birth: Norfolk, VA. Sponsor: Mrs. Lula Fields CUMMINGS (mother) Miss Virginia PATRICK Mr. John P. HASKETT Place of Baptism: St. Mary's Church Clergy: Jno. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 15, 1899 #2 Sarah Belle JOHNSTON March 28, 1898 Kinston, N.C. Martha, E. TRIPP Eliza Brown JOHNSTON Home of Parents clinic Jno. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. August 5, 1900 #3 William White FAULKNER Sept. 14, 1899 Kinston, N.C. Mrs.? Julia Mills? FAULKNER Jno. Griffith, Jr. & -- HASKITT Miss? Laura A. MILLER Rectory John H. GRIFFITH, Jr. August 5, 1900 #4 Alfred Augustus HASKITT April 10/16? 1899 Kinston, N.C. J.P. HASKITT Mrs. Kate Miller HASKITT Miss Lucy L.? MILLER, Prox A. M. M. Rev. J. B. MILLER, Prox W. T. HINES Rectory John H. GRIFFITH, Jr. Oct. 27, 1901 #5 Annie Eliza PALMER July 10, 1900 Kinston, N.C. Margaret E. PALMER Dora MILLS Home of Parents Jno. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. May 18, 1902 #6 Waitman Riley HINES April 13,1902 Kinston, N.C. Leonie Hardy HINES Waitman Thompson HINES Alice Hanna? HUNTER Charles Franklin HOOD? Church Jno. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. 1901 #7 Frederick HARGROVE Xxxxxx Xxxxx Xxxxx Private House J. P. SOMMERVILLE? Aug. 2, 1902 #8 Mary Elizabeth HARRELL May 24,1901 Kinston, N.C. Arthur Palmer HARRELL Adelaide ---- HARRELL Susan ----- HARRELL Samuel M. HARRELL, by proxy P.H. Kate Miller HASKITT Church Jno. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 22, 1903 #9 Helen Dunn CREASY June 6th, 1902 Wilmington, N.C. W. M. CREASY --- --- BAGBY? --- --- COX? Church Jno. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. April 12, 1903 #10 Hilda Grace TURRENTYNE? Sept. 10, 1902 Kinston, N.C. Miss Mary ----- Wait.? R. & Leone H. HINES V. Lee & Sue P. TURREENTYNE Church Jno. H. GRIFFITH Feb. 17, 1904 #11 Mary Lee BEAMON Aug. 12, 1889 Snow Hill, N.C. S--- ABBOTT Church Jno. H. GRIFFITH (no # 12) April 3, 1904 #13 William H./E.? MEWBORN Nov. 25, 1903 Kinston, N.C. Wm. E. MEWBORN Thomas A. MEWBORN Robt. E. COX Miss Sybil M. HYATT Martin? & Lucy Cox MEWBORN (parents) Page 38 & 39 April 3, 1904 #14 Jane McBurney GRIFFITH Dec. 16,1903 Kinston, N. C. Mrs. Jane McB. ACTON Mrs. Agnes McB. HAVENE? Edgar Booth MARSTON? J.H. Jr. & Mollie A. GRIFFITH St. Mary's Jno. H. GRIFFITH Sept.4, 1904 #15 Leone Hardy HINES July 18, 1904 Kinston, N.C. W. T. HINES Leone Hardy HINES Alice Hardy KAUNTER? St. Mary's Jno. H. GRIFFITH Dec. 11, 1904 #16 Helen Olivia MITCHELL Aug. 25,1904 Kinston, N.C. Wayne A. & Sadie H. MITCHELL Miss Olivia HARRISON Mr. Harry M. WOOTEN St. Mary's Jno. H. GRIFFITH July 26, 1905 #17 Sallie Green HARDING Dec. 9, 1901 Raleigh, N.C. Mrs. Laura G. MILLS St. Mary's Jno. H. GRIFFITH July 26, 1905 #18 John R. HARDING Aug. 1, 1903 Richmond, Va. Mrs. Susan M.? HARDING St. Mary's Jno. H. GRIFFITH July 26, 1905 #19 Katherine HARDING Oct. 19, 1904 Richmond, Va. John P. HASKITT St. Mary's Jno. H. GRIFFITH Aug. 8, 1905 #20 George Frank JOYNER? May 10, 1904 Newbern, N. C. Jno. T. ALBERTSON Mrs. J. T. ALBERTSON James Marion P. JOYNER House Of Parents Jno. H. GRIFFITH Feb. 11, 1906 #21 Sarah Becton STANLY Jan. 5, 1900 Lenoir County Miss Bettie WHITFIELD Eliza Blount Kornegay STANLY St. Mary's Church Rev. J. D. MILLS/MILLER? cousin Feb. 11, 1906 #22 Benjamin Edward STANLY Nov. 10, 1901 Lenoir County Miss Bettie WHITFIELD Eliza Blount Kornegay STANLY St. Mary's Church Rev. J. D. MILLS/MILLER? cousin Feb. 11, 1906 #23 Harold Dallas STANLY Feb. 3, 1903 Lenoir County Eliza Blount Kornegay STANLY Miss Bettie WHITFIELD St. Mary's Rev. J.D MILLS?/MILLER? (cousin) Feb. 11, 1906 #24 Emmet Kornegay STANLY Dec. 13, 1904 Kinston, N. C. Miss Bettie WHITFIELD Eliza Blount Kornegay STANLY St. Mary's Rev. J. D. MILLS/MILLER? cousin March 11, 1906 #25 Dorothy Hall MILLS Oct. 13, 1904? Kinston, N.C. Minnie A. G. MILLS (mother) Franklin Hoke? MILLS (father) Alice A. GUTHRIE Home of Parents Bishop SH---- J. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. April 15, 1906 #26 Kilby? Pairs? TURRENTINE May 31,1905 xxxxxx Mr. & Mrs. Wait T. HINES Mr. & Mrs. V. Lee TURRENTINE (parents) St. Mary's J. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. Sept. 23, 1906 #27 Mrs. Martha Jane G. TILGHMAN May 19,1876 Saratoga, N.C. Mrs. Janie? WHITFIELD St. Mary's J. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. Sept. 28, 1906 #28 Sarah Jane ADAMS June 13, 1898 Craven County, N.C. Mrs. Fanny W. ADAMS St. Mary's J. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. Jan. 4, 1907 #29 Donald Wood HASKINS July 28, 1905 Kinston, N.C. Mrs. Artford? HASKINS B--- Leonard TILGHMAN Home of Parents Xxxxx Jan. 4, 1907 #30 Katie Lucille HASKINS Oct. 13, 1904 Kinston, N.C. Mr. Artford? HASKINS Mr. J. Isaac BROWN Home of Parents Xxxx Jan. 4, 1907 #31 Artford Lynwood HASKINS Nov. 11, 1915 Xxxx Xxxx Xxxx (Page 42 & 43) Jan. 4, 1907 #32 Lois Dae? BROWN April 6, 1906 Kinston, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. J.D. BROWN Mrs. Alford HASKINS Mrs. Clara R. GILLIOR? Home of Mrs. HASKINS J. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 18, 1907 #33 James West CLAYTOR Feb. 28, 1907 Kinston, N.C. R. J. CHERRY Mr. & Mrs. CLAYTOR (grandparents) Home J. H. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 20, 1907 #34 Ernest Lynwood DAIL Dec. 14, 1903 Kinston, N.C. Mrs. Jno. O. HAWKINS Mrs. Ira H. DAIL Home Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 20, 1907 #35 Edward Donald DAIL June 8, 1906 Kinston, N.C. Mr. & Mrs. Wayne A. MITCHELL Xxxx Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. April 28, 1907 #36 Adolphius MITCHELL Nov. 25, 1906 Kinston, N.C. Mrs. Esther Arius? HARRISON Miss Iris Lavinia MITCHELL Home Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. May 19, 1907 #37 Mary Harriet GALLING? March 31, 1888 Pamlico Miss Mae? BEAMAN Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. May 19, 1907 #38 Katie Wadsworth COBB June 9, 1898? Kinston, N.C. Mrs. Ennis C. LAND Mrs. Katie M. COBB Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. May 19, 1907 #39 Lillie Davida STANLEY Dec. 6, 1906 Kinston, N.C. Mr. David DAVIS Harold D. & Sallie K. KORNEGAY Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. May 19, 1907 #40 Helen Bruce SWIFT Dec. 26, 1889 Freemont, N.C. Miss CORNEGYE? Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4, 1907 #41 Harry Clay CANADAY Feb. 1, 1902 Onslow County, N.C. Alexander CANADAY Rosabel Robbins CANADY Home of Parents Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4, 1907 #42 Mariam Carolyn CANADAY March 7, 1904 Onslow County, N.C. Alexander CANADAY Rosabel Robbins CANADAY Home of Parents Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4, 1907 #43 Thomas Hyman CANADAY May 17, 1906 Onslow County, N.C. Alexander CANADAY Rosabel Robbins CANADAY Home of Parents Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Dec. 22, 1907 #44 Dorothy Page GRIFFITH Sept. 8, 1907 Kinston, N.C. Parents: Jno. H. & Millie A. GRIFFITH Mrs. Jane McBurney ASTON Miss Courtney T. GREENOUGH? Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Feb. 9, 1908 #45 Mabel Claire SWIFT 20 yrs. Freemont, N.C. Mrs. Jno. H. GRIFFITH, Witness Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 1, 1908 #46 Wm. Levi MEWBORN Aug. 9, 1907 Kinston, N.C. W. L. MEWBORN & wife. Thos. W. MEWBORN Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 3, 1908 #47 Daisy Bell ADAMS Kinston, N.C. Mrs. Frances W. ADAMS Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 2, 1909 #48 Edwin Payne JOHNSON Xxxx Kinston, N.C. Bettie Clyde JOHNSON proxy Mrs. Eliza JOHNSON Geo. V. GOWER?/GOWPER? Samuel H. ABBOTT Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Jan. 17, 1909 #49 Floyd SWIFT Jan. 28, 1885 Freemont, N.C. Miss Mabel C. SWIFT Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Jan. 17, 1909 #50 Courtney MITCHELL Feb. 16, 1888 Kinston, N.C. W.A. MITCHELL Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. (Page 44) Confirmed, Members of St. Mary's Parish Kinston, N.C. May 1st, 1895 Mrs. Harriet A. E. PEEBLES deceased Mrs. H. C. V. PEEBLES Mrs. S. E. COLLINS deceased Mrs. E. B. NUN deceased Mrs. L. A. MILLER Mrs. Julia FAULKNER Mrs. S. H. ABBOTT Mr. S. H. ABBOTT Mrs. Mari KILPATRICK deceased Mrs. S. M. HARDING deceased Miss V. B. PATRICK confirmed Miss H. PATRICK confirmed Mr. G. L. PATRICK Macon, GA. Mr. J. P. HASKITT Mrs. J. P. HASKITT Miss Katie HASKITT deceased Miss Ella E. MILLER Miss M. Dora MILLER Mrs. Kate COBB Miss Emmie COBB Miss Sue May COBB Miss C. V. HARDING Philadelphia, Pa., removed Mrs. M. B. MOORE New York Miss Eliza MOORE Mr. A. D. PARROTT Mrs. A. D. PARROTT Miss Sadie KORNEGAY married, removed Mrs. Lillie STANLY Mrs. H. D. STANLY Miss Sidonia HUGHES Mrs. Ruth BIN--? Presbyterian Mrs. A. PRITCHETT Portsmouth, Va. Mrs. Ada HUNTER? Portsmouth, Va. Miss Kate PRITCHETT Portsmouth, Va. Miss Lizzie PRITCHETT Portsmouth, Va. Miss Lula FIELD Norfolk, Va. Mr. J. ALBERTSON Lapsed? Mrs. J. ALBERTSON " Mrs. Vic ALBERTSON " Page 45 Mrs. CULLINN? Mr. Hay GRIFFIN Goldsboro, N.C. Mr. W. E.? HAYMAN Raleigh, N.C. Mr. J. O. HAWKINS Lapsed Mrs. J. O. HAWKINS dead Mr. John SIMKIN? Dead Mr. Lin? SIMKIN? Removed Mr. J. P. TUCKER deceased Mrs. J. P. TUCKER lapsed Mr. Chas. PHILLIPS lapsed Mrs. Carris SCHEIOHERT? Removed Mr. F. C. ----? Deceased Mrs. Lillie MEWBORN Mr. L. H. MEWBORN Mrs. Susan SUTTON Deceased Mrs. S. M. HARRELL Mr. S. M. HARRELL Dr. C. B. WOODLEY baptism Mrs. C. B. WOODLEY baptism Mrs. C. W. CRABTREE lapsed Mrs. J. C. WOOTEN deceased Mrs. Wm. Frank PARKER removed Mrs. Mark MEWBORN lapsed Mrs. Harold Dallas STANLEY (Page 46 & 47) Jan. 17, 1909 #51 Paul Deans WOOTEN Xxxx Near Kinston D.F. WOOTEN St. Mary's Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Jan. 17, 1909 #52 Florence Isabel MOORE Xxxx Near Kinston Guy G. MOORE Maggie WEYLIE St. Mary's Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 12, 1909 #53 Roy Albertson SUTTON Nov. 10, 1808 Near Kinston Jno. L. ALBERTSON Mrs. Laura MILLER S.H. ABBOTT Home of Parents Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. June 20, 1909 #54 Helen Sue TURRENTINE Feb. 19, 1908 Mr. & Mrs. W. F. HINES Miss Mollie PAIRO Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. June 20, 1909 #55 Helen Elizabeth BROWN Aug. 26, 1908 Near Kinston Mr. & Mrs. J. O. BROWN Mrs. J.S. VAUGHAN Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Nov. 21, 1909 #56 Lula Lang MEWBORN Aug. 20, 1909 Near Kinston W. E. & Lula Lang MEWBORN Miss Carlotta MEWBORN Mrs. Susy Cox MEWBORN Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Feby. 1st, 1910 #57 Louie James COCKRELL Jan. 29, 1909? Near Kinston Mrs. Nannie Basden COCKRILL Mrs. Mary A. BASDEN Home of Parents Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Feby. 13, 1910 #58 Isabella Rosenthal MOSELEY May 1st 1895? Kinston Mrs. F. W. MOSELEY Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 27, 1910 #59 Marion Rountree COWPER Sept. 26th, 1909 Kinston G. V. COWPER & wife (Parents) Miss Marie WEYLIE Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 27, 1910 #60 Maurine COX Oct. 30th, 1909 Kinston Cobt. T. COX & wife (Parents) Mrs. Susy C. MEWBORN Mr. & Mrs. J. Ross SUTTON Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 27, 1910 #61 Esther Anna MITCHELL Oct. 23, 1908 Kinston Wayne A. & Sadie H. MITCHELL (Parents) Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 27, 1910 #62 Anne Vauleyek? POLLOCK Oct. 9th, 1909 Raleigh, N.C. Wm. D. & Francis H. POLLOCK Mr. & Mrs. R. F. HOKE Mrs. S. Hoke WEBB Home of Parents Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 27, 1910 #63 William Franklin STANLEY April 3rd 1908 Kinston Harold D. & Lillie K. STANLEY (Parents) Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. March 27, 1910 #64 Marjorie Alice HUNTER Feby. 12, 1907 Kinston W. T. HINES & wife Mrs. Alice HUNTER Church Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Sept. 11, 1910 #65 Alice Grace SLAYTER? June 24th, 1900 Mr. & Mrs. W. J. & Alice Gutt--- SLAUGHTER? Home of Parents Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. (Page 48 & 49) March 21, 1911 #66 Robert Wilbur RICE 66 years VA. In extremus? Hotel Tull Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. April 16, 1911 #67 Virginia Belle BRASWELL Aug. 14th, 1896 N.C. Mrs. M. E. BRASWELL Xxxx Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. May 7, 1911 #68 William Augustus COLEMAN Jan. 1st, 1911 Kinston Mrs. J. H. ELLIS Robert C. STRONG H. C. V. PEEBLES Wm. B. & Vida B. COLEMAN Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. July 9, 1911 #69 Ella Rinker BROWN Feby. 10th, 1911 Kinston Jno. Isaac & Kate Rinker? BROWN Miss Sallie Biddle COBB Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. July 16th, 1911 #70 William Moses SPIVEY May 2nd, 1911 Kinston Mr. & Mrs. Moses SPIVEY Samuel H. ABBOTT Miss Sarah Jeannette KILPATRICK Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. July 27, 1911 #71 Nicholas HUNTER Dec. 7th, 1878 Kinston Mrs. Alice Hardy HUNTER Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. July 27, 1911 #72 Mrs. Katie Vina Jones HUNTER (Viz et exor.) Dec. 17th 1886 Fulberton?, Neb. Nicholas HUNTER Mrs. Alice H. HUNTER Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. July 27, 1911 #73 Wm. Nicholas HUNTER Dec. 7, 1908 Jersey City, NJ Mr. & Mrs. W. T. HINES Dr. Ira M. HARDY Mrs. Alice Hardy HUNTER Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Feby. 10th, 1912 #74 Iris Lavinia MITCHELL July 23rd, 1890 Kinston Miss Marie WEYHER Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Feby. 10th, 1912 #75 Hazel MITCHELL Nov. 12th, 1892 Kinston Courtney MITCHELL Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. April 7, 1912 #76 Albert Wallace COWPER July 14th, 1911 Kinston Geo. V. & R.R. COWPER Mrs. Sallie R. (R.S.) CRISP Miss Alice R. HODGES Jno. H.G. GRIFFITH, Jr. April 7, 1912 #77 Grace Taylor COX April 28, 1911 Kinston Robt. E. & Rosa J. COX Mrs. Mark MEWBORN Miss? Victoria A. SUTTON Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4th, 1912 #78 Mrs. Eva Mae LETCHWORTH Nov. 19th, 1881 Lenoir Co. Mr. LETCHWORTH Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4th, 1912 #79 Cassie Earl LETCHWORTH Sept. 21st, 1902 Kinston Mrs. LETCHWORTH Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4th, 1912 #80 Eva Pearl LETCHWORTH Jan. 24th, 1904 Kinston Mrs. LETCHWORTH Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4th, 1912 #81 Eula Belle LETCHWORTH June 6th, 1905 Kinston Mrs. LETCHWORTH Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4th, 1912 #82 James Lee LETCHWORTH April 25th, 1907 Kinston Mrs. LETCHWORTH Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. Aug. 4th, 1912 #83 Arthur Cecil LETCHWORTH May 30th, 1909 Kinston Mrs. LETCHWORTH Jno. H. G. GRIFFITH, Jr. (Page 51) St. Mary's Parish Kinston, N.C. April 21st, 1857 At a meeting of the Vestry and other friends of the Parish, according to previous published notice, of the same- held this day on motion Henry R. STRONG- was called to the chair. Dr. Thomas WOODLEY acting as secretary, reported to the meeting, the resignation of our former pastor Rev. Frederic FITZGERALD of Goldsboro-whereupon on motion it was ordered unanimously that the Rev. S. S. BARBER? Of Pitt County be elected As pastor of St. Mary's Church for the ensuing 12 months-Mr. BARBER? Duly accepted the same-and served for the time appointed-greatly to the satisfaction of the Church members-& being called to another field of labour was granted with much regret. The Secretary also reported that by the Death of one lamented & esteemed friend & brother, William LOVICK deceased, for many a faithful & consistant member of this church-a vacancy had occurred in the board of Vestry-whereupon George WASHINGTON, Esqr. Was duly elected to fill said vacancy and the following persons declared the said Board viz- John C. WASHINGTON-Chairman Lewis C. DESMOND Dr. James P.? BRYAN Warren KILPATRICK Henry R. STRONG George WASHINGTON Dr. Thomas WOODLEY was appointed secretary, Treasurer & Warden of St. Mary's Church- The following Delegates were appointed to the Delegates Convention held in Salisbury n May 1857-viz-John C. WASHINGTON-George WASHINGTON-Dr. James P. BRYAN & Dr. Thomas WOODLEY- (Page 52) (unable to read first line) appointed last year (see/page 11th of this book) to raise funds to erect a vestry room ----- vz. Follows--- By amt. Of subscription & donation---$190.00 To amt. Paid for said repairs As per voucher & accept exhibits $168.00 Amt. Due from said subscriptions $22.00 Total----------------------------$190.00 Viz cash in hand-----------------$2.00 Due by Jno. TULL-----------------$10.00 (since paid & reported) & by Wm. PUGH--------------------$10.00 ---------------------------------$22.00 Which was received and approved. The secretary by order of the Board collected and forwarded the annual ---- in acessment for the year 1857. On Motion the Board Adjorned Test: T. WOODLEY, Test. The following is a list of subscribers for the vestry room--- Dr. Thomas WOOBLEY? Paid $20.00 J.C. WASHINGTON Paid $20.00 J. H. PEEBLES Paid $20.00 L. C. DESMOND Paid $20.00 Ann B. COBB Paid $20.00 Mrs. E. BLOUNT Paid $10.00 Wm. A. PUGH $10.00 John TULL (since paid) $10.00 Dr.? James P. BRYAN Paid $ 5.00 Henry R. STRONG Paid $ 5.00 George WASHINGTON Paid $ 5.00 Benj. D. FROST Paid $ 5.00 --------------------Paid $ 5.00 Wm. LOVICK Paid $ 5.00 -- Leroy CHAPPELL Paid $ 3.00 Daniel? HILTON Paid $ 3.00 John F. WOOTEN Paid $ 3.00 Total -----------------$ 169.00 Amt. Brought forward---$ 169.00 Stephen WHITE Paid $ 2.50 Warren KILPATRICK Paid $ 2.50 John J. COLEMAN Paid $ 2.50 A. B. WATSON Paid $ 2.50 James H.? WOOTEN Paid $ 2.00 Dr.? Lewis MILLER Paid $ 5.00 J. N. MILLER Paid $ 2.00 J.? H. DIBBLE Paid $ 2.00 Total------------------$ 190.00 (see minutes above) Moses PATTERSON 40 lbs. Nails as donation Dr. POLLACK 1 bbl.? Of Lime Jos. G. HERRING --- --- things for 2 doors Jno. A. PARROT-30 feet lumber A copy test.: T. WOODLEY Dr. Thomas WOODLEY, our Treasurer made a report of the proceedings of the late Building Committee. (next page) What I found in Kinston when I became Rector, December 1st, 1898. St. Mary's Episcopal Church This Church was destroyed by fire. February 18th 1900. Received and accepted, as of this date, a letter dimissory from the Diocese of North Carolina in favor of Rev. John Hammond GRIFFITH, who had been elected Rector of St. Mary's Parish, Kinston, and S. John's, Pitt County. Mr. GRIFFITH had already taken practical charge of those Parishes, adding that of Holy Innocents', Lenoir County; in all of which, as well as in the outlying country and vacant neighboring congregations, he has been doing active and valuable work. (hand written at bottom) Diocese Journal 1899 AUXILIS Ms. Susan Feby 18 - 1 (Newspaper article) Monday Evening, February 19, 1900 St. Mary's Episcopal Church Badly Damaged By Fire. A Hard Fire to Extinguish.. Insurance $2,000 On Church and $300 on Furniture. Church to be Rebuilt. The fire alarm sounded yesterday morning at 11:20 o'clock. It proved to be the Episcopal Church. A crowd quickly gathered, and the benches, windows, doors, organ and all things that could be saved, were quickly torn from the burning building. The fire was discovered about 15 or 20 minutes after services in the church had begun. It was caused by a defective stove flue in the southeast corner of the building. A line of hose was quickly laid by the fire company, and then an intense agony of fifteen minutes had to be endured waiting for a stream of water. At last it arrived and two streams were played upon the slowly burning building. It seemed at first as if the fire would be quickly extinguished, but on account of the construction of the roof it was impossible to get water between the shingles and the ceiling, and for three hours and a half two streams of water were kept constantly pouring upon the building. It seemed at times as if it would be impossible to save anything except the foundation, but when the water was shut off, shortly after 3 o'clock, a considerable part of the building was left standing. The roof was burned almost completely off and the sides are badly burned. The firemen did fine work in saving the steeple.. There was $2,000 insurance on the building and $300 on the furniture. There was $1,000 insurance on the rectory. The church building is valued at about $4000 and is damaged to such an extent that it will take the whole amount of the policy. The furniture is valued at $500. A carpet that cost $150 was ruined. It is probable that the whole amount of insurance on the furniture and building will be collected, making the church receive $2,300 in all. The rectory was not damaged. A line of hose was laid within a few minutes after the alarm, and had sufficient steam been up to have turned on a stream of water, the fire would have probably been extinguished before much damage had been done. As had happened several times before, the engine was unduly slow in steaming.. The engine has been made to steam in less than five minutes, and that it should take 15 minutes to get sufficient water, and this to happen several times, is the glaring fault of some one. The members of the fire company worked heroically to reach the fire and stuck to their posts of duty for hours in the severe cold, and are worthy of the gratitude and commendation of the people of the town. Many citizens, not members of the company, did valiant work. A meeting was held at the home of Rev. J. H. GRIFFITH Sunday night, and committees were appointed to solicit subscriptions to rebuild, to secure the grand jury room in the court house for temporary use, and to attend to other matters. It seems to be the opinion that the present church will be rebuilt. The Free Press extends sympathy to the Episcopalians and makes a suggestion that something more substantial be extended, in the way of subscribing to help rebuild their church. We are sure the people of Kinston will gladly extend their aid. The rector, vestry and parishioners of St. Mary's Church desire to express their hearty and grateful thanks to the Kinston fire department, embracing both the white and colored companies, and all others who lent a helping hand in subduing the flames which destroyed their church Sunday. We are deeply sensible of the heroic and valuable work done by these men and take this means of expressing our Heartfelt appreciation. The Board of stewards of the M.E. church have tendered the use of their church to the Episcopalians to be used to hold their Sunday school services, and any other services that will not conflict with the Methodist services. The ladies of the Episcopal church will give a silver tea at the rectory for the rebuilding fund of the church, Friday evening, form 6 to 10 o'clock. All are cordially invited. It is hoped that those attending will leave their silver mite with the ladies to help in the good work. Mme. ELRADO, the Palmist, has offered and will contribute to the Episcopal church half of the proceeds taken in during her stay in Kinston. She is located at Hotel Bailey and will be at the service of the public during the following hours: 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Consecration of St. Mary's Church Kinston, N.C. (no date) On Whitsunday St. Mary's church, Kinston, in the diocese of East Carolina was consecrated by Bishop STRANGE at a service attended by all the diocesan clergy, lay delegates and visitors to the diocesan convention, then in session, the vestry and parish congregation. The church was presented to the bishop, to be received into his jurisdiction as a working member of his spiritual family, by Mr. George V. COWPER in behalf of the vestry. Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. J. B. GIBBLE and the Rev. L. G. H. WILLIAMS. The bishop was assisted in the celebration of the Holy Communion by the Rev. Edward WOOTEN, the Rev. Drs. W.H. MEADE, and Robert B. DRANE, and the rector of St. Mary's the Rev. John H. GRIFFITH, Jr. At this service the council sermon was preached by the Rev. W. E. COX, as noted in the report of the convention, published in a recent issue. After the consecration the rector gave interesting data of the origin and growth of the parish. An offshoot of Christ church, New Bern, its records date back to November 1762, when George III gave an acre and a half of land in "Kingstown" for a "chappel." Under adverse conditions the progress of St. Mary's has been slow, but Mr. GRIFFITH, who has served the parish since his ordination to the priesthood in 1898, has seen its communicant list increased from 50 to 132, and a promising future seems now assured. Diocese of East Carolina A Record of Usefulness. Should the Rev. John H. GRIFFITH, Jr., the rector of St. Mary's, base his thankfulness upon the Biblical maxim, that "it is better to give than to receive, " his "cup" should be well filled in this thanksgiving season. During Mr. GRIFFITH'S five years' incumbency of St. Mary's parish he has been the moving spirit in the erection of four churches and one parish school, as follows: St. Mary's, Kinston; St. James', Ayden; St. Luke's, Winterville; St. Augustine's (col.), Kinston; and Holy Innocents' Parish School. This is a record of usefulness that any worker for the upbuilding of humanity should be proud to possess, and the beauty of it is that the buildings are all paid for save one over which there hangs only a small debt.
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