The following information is extracted from a book by the above title. It was graciously sent to me by a LOVE and COLBERT researcher of the "Five Civilized Tribes", T.C. Patrick.
From Chapt. VI:
After the services of the day, a session consisting of the Rev. Messrs. Blair and Wilson, assisted by Father Dickson, convened in the prayer hall.
A black woman named Dinah, belonging to Mr. James Gunn applied to be received into the newly organized church ...
Rindah, a black woman belonging to Mr. Turner, was debarred from church over conduct ...
|Aug. 3rd, 1823||Dinah, having previously expressed a desire to have her children baptized, and having given us satisfactory evidence of her knowledge of this holy ordinance, presented her three children, Chole, Willam and Lucy...|
|May 15th, 1824||Abraham, a black man belonging to an Indian, and husband to the woman received at our last communion, applied for church privileges...|
|Dec. 4th.1824||Mr. Barnard McLaughlin, Mrs. Tennessee Bynum, a native, and Esther, a black woman belonging to Mrs. Colbert...|
|Dec. 19th.1824||The ordinance of baptism was administered to,... Rindah's son Moses, and Esther's daughter Patsy.|
|Dec. 26th. 1824||Dinah's infant daughter, Patsy was baptized.|
|April 2, 1825||Amy, a black woman belonging to the estate of James Gunn, deceased applied and was received...|
|July 2, 1825||Chloe, a black woman belonging to an Indian, applied for privileges in the church...|
|Dec. 24, 1825||Three black persons, John, Daniel and Rebecca, were added to the communion of the church on examination...|
|March 4, 1826||Affy, a black woman expressed a desire to be admitted to the coof the church...|
|May 6, 1826||Three black persons, Agnes, Mary and bob, having given satisfactory evidence of a work of grace upon their hearts, were admitted to the church privileges...|
|May 21, 1826||Affy's child, Rallin was baptized.|
|Sept. 30, 1826||Two black women, Sarah and Indah were admitted on examination...|
|April 1, 1827||David (Brainerd) son of Brother and Sister Butler, and Byington, son of Dinah and Abraham, were baptized.|
|June 30, 1827||Nancy, a black woman, applied and was received...|
|Aug. 26, 1827||Sarah, a black woman, removed by death.|
|Sept. 29, 1827||William Colbert, a native, and Primus, Ned, Billy, Jinney and Sally, black people...|
|Oct. 6, 1827||Mrs Sarah A. Holmes was received by certificate from the session of the Second Presbyterian Church of Newark, N.J. Mrs Cheadle, a native woman, and four black people: Billy, Isam, Sally and Medlong (sic) were admitted on examination...|
|Oct. 7, 1827||Adjourned to meet on the second Saturday in Dec., next. Concluded with prayer. Mrs. Betsy Cheadle, Meadlong (sic), Jinney, William Colbert, Primus and Ned were baptized.|
|Nov. 11, 1827||The ordinance of baptism was administered to..., also Jinney's three children, Fanney, Sunnun, Sally. Esther's (sic) infant son, Battels, and Sally's daughter, Teneesa (sic)|
|Dec. 8, 1827||Prince, a black man, applied for admission to the church...|
|Dec. 15, 1827||Session having met and opened with prayer, the following persons applied, viz: Mila, Minney, Bekky (sic), Snookey (sic) and Nelly...|
|Dec. 22, 1827||Leah and Sophia admitted.|
|Dec. 25, 1827||Billy's son Randolph was baptized.|
Hopefully this will assist someone in their research pursuits. One note, I have generally found were there is no mention of a surname, it is more than likely the reference to a person of color (slave). There are exceptions but I have attempted to be cautious in my assumptions.
Contributed by: TerrybleT@aol.com