Brucetown United Methodist Church

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org (e-mail)
www.handleyregional.org 

Brucetown United Methodist Church Records
1505 THL
 

Finding aid created by Archives Staff 02/88. Last revised 06/17. 

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to all researchers. 

Use Restrictions: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. 

Extent: 2.14 linear feet 

Creator: Brucetown United Methodist Church 

Dates: 1850-2008 

Scope And Content: This collection contains information about the Brucetown United Methodist Church, including bulletins, registers, Sunday school roll books, histories and membership, covering 1850 to 2008. 

Biographical/Historical: Known records confirm a Methodist Church in Brucetown, VA, in 1852. Gravestones adjoining the church cemetery date from 1822. The cornerstone for the present church was laid on October 10, 1874. The church is located on the north side of State Rt. 672 in northern Frederick County, VA. 

Bibliography: Carr, Clay B. Historical Sketches of Places of Worship: Winchester and Frederick County, VA. Winchester, VA: Winchester Printers, 1988. 

Cite As: Brucetown United Methodist Church Records, 1505 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA. 

Acquisition Information: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION: 

BOX 1 

News Articles – unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy) 

Conference Meeting - Burnt Factory (folder includes the following):

May 29, 1889, 3 leaves, manuscript on printed form

September 24, 1922, 3 leaves, manuscript 

Conference, Board of Trustees – 1922-1937, Minutes, 8 leaves, manuscript on printed form (folded); 11 leaves, manuscript 

Membership, Miscellaneous lists – 116 leaves, manuscript, 4 leaves, typescript 

Parsonage Aid Society – 1893-1896, 14 items, 1 book, manuscript; 13 scraps, manuscript 

Church Register – 1899-1908, notebook (bound), 1 item, unnumbered pages 

Church Register – 1908-1913, notebook (bound), 1 item, unnumbered pages 

BOX 2 

Building Repair, Updates – 1949-2005, 3 leaves, manuscript, 61 leaves, typescript 

Building Repair Financial Records – 1980-1991, 29 leaves, manuscript on printed form (photocopy) 

Brucetown – Welltown Charge Conference – 1992, 1993, and 1994 (2 copies), 4 items, printed 

Charge Conference Reports – 1969-2005, 23 leaves, typescript 

Budgets, Financial Reports – 1961-2007, unnumbered leaves, manuscript and typescript (photocopy) 

Cards, Notes – 13 leaves, manuscript (small notes); 1 page, manuscript; 3 envelopes, printed; 4 cards printed, with manuscript 

Charge Records – 1926-27 and 1937, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed form; 1 book, manuscript 

Church Bulletins and Blank Stationary – 3 leaves, printed; 9 leaves, manuscript; 7 leaves, blank, printed form 

Histories of Church and Ministers (folder includes the following):

“History of the Brucetown (VA) United Methodist Church” by Douglas B. O’Connell, October 12, 1969, 2 copies, 26 leaves, typescript (second copy, printed)
Article on United Methodist Church from “A Survey of American Church Records”, author, date, and publisher unknown, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)
“Circuit Riders” author, date, and publisher unknown, 1 leaf, typescript
List of former ministers and brief church history, 1948, 2 leaves, typescript (2 copies)
List of ministers, 1959-1995, 2 leaves, typescript (2 copies)
Notes from the Winchester Star, 1898-1908, 2 leaves, typescript
The Brucetown Cemetery, May, 1989, (2 copies) 1 leaf, typescript, 2nd copy, 2 leaves,
typescript
Sunday School information, 1880-1985, 1 leaf, typescript
Biographical information on the following pastors:

Kidd, Timothy, n.d. 1 leaf, manuscript
Kelcher, Jay, May 22, 1995, 1 leaf, printed
Lock, Mary, April 24, 2000, 3 leaves, printed
Suedrick, Cris, August 14, 1991, 1 leaf, printed

Brief History, 1965-1975, 1 leaf, typescript
The Cemetery Fund with cemetery history, 1989, 4 leaves, manuscript

History – “My Yesteryears,” Autobiography of Rev. W. O. Jalbert, 2 items (2 copies), 24 leaves, printed (photocopy) 

History – “100 Years in Brucetown” by Douglas B. O’Connell (folder includes the following):

History of Brucetown United Methodist Church by Douglas B. O’Connell, October 13, 1974, 3 items, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
“Remember Who You Are” an excerpt from Douglas B. O’Donnell’s history of Brucetown United Methodist Church, October 13, 1974, 3 leaves, printed
Invitation to program, 100th Anniversary of the Brucetown United Methodist Church, 1 leaf, printed 

Memorial Association – 1946-1967, 1 item 

Memorial Funds – 1993, 1998-1999, 12 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) 

Official Board Minutes – 1961-1964, 2 items 

Official Roll and Attendance Records – 1973, 3 items, manuscript on printed form (photocopy) 

Poem, “Lines written on Leaving Brucetown Circuit by one of the Family” – 1893, 1 item, 2 leaves (photocopy)

Quarterly Conference Records – 1880-1884, 96 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

BOX 3 

Administrative Board Minutes, 1961-1999, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy), 91 leaves typescript 

Administrative Board Minutes, 1961-1976, manuscript, unnumbered leaves 

Administrative Board Minutes, 2000-2006, 99 leaves, typescript 

Administrative Council Agenda, 2002-2006, 49 leaves, typescript, includes officer 2003, history 2004, minister listing 

Treasurer’s Report, 1989-1993, Trustee Reports, 1968-1971, 12 leaves, manuscript and typescript 

Treasurer’s Report, 1973-2000, 105 leaves, typescript 

Treasurer’s Report, 2000-2006, 95 leaves, typescript 

Membership Forms (includes details on families), 1900-1960, 36 leaves, manuscript on printed form 

Membership Listings (includes information on families), 1945-1995, manuscript (photocopy), typescript, unnumbered leaves, loose papers 

Membership Transfers, 1958-1997, 10 items, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed forms, 8 leaves, typescript and manuscript, 1 postcard, printed, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy, 1 leaf, manuscript 

Membership Listings -- 1995-2007 (folder includes the following)

3 leaves, manuscript
62 leaves, typescript (loose papers)
Church Directory, 2001, 2 booklet, 8 pages (each), printed
Church Directory, 2002, 2 booklets, 8 pages (each), printed
Church Membership Record, March 1996- (?), 1 booklet, unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form 

BOX 4 

Administrative Board Minutes – 1965-1976, 1 notebook, manuscript, unnumbered pages 

Brucetown Mailing List-no date; 5 leaves, typescript 

Church Conference Record Book (1884-Nov. 1915)

Membership Roll Book – 1963-1970, 2 items 

Membership Records compiled by Frances G. Dorsey, 2006 (folder includes the following):

Members—3 pages, typescript
Members and Friends, date of death, 2 pages, typescript
Members for 50 plus years, 1 page, typescript 

Miscellaneous Papers, no date; 4 items, typescript 

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1880-1884 

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1902-1907, also typescript 

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1907-1911 

Quarterly Conference Record Book—April, 1911-March, 1914 

Quarterly Conference Record Book – April, 1915-March, 1920 

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1920-1924 

Report on the General State of the Church (March 28, 1914), 3 leaves, manuscript 

Revival and Bible School Records – 1977-1979, 1 item 

Sunday School Records Book – 1886-1888 

Sunday School Records Book – 1907-1909 

Sunday School Roll Book – 1952 

Sunday School Roll Book – 1953-1955 

Sunday School Roll Book – 1956-1957 

Busy Bees – 1957-1960 

Sunday School Roll Book – 1957-1958 

Sunday School Roll Book – 1960 (2 books) 

Sunday School Roll Book – 1961 

Young Adults – 1962-2006

Sunday School Roll Book – 1968-1969

Sunday School Roll Book – 1969

Sunday School Roll Book – 1970

Sunday School Roll Book – 1974

Sunday School Roll Book

Sunday School Roll Book – 1978-1984

Sunday School Roll Book – 1971-1972

1971-1974

1978-1979

1978-1980

Sunday School/Church Attendance – 1985-1989 

BOX 4a

Sunday School Roll Book – 1982-1994, (one book for each class for these years)

Treasurers Reports – 1978-1979, 1 item 

United Methodist Women Records – 1979-1987, 1 item 

Women’s Society of Christian Service Minutes – May 1962-1964, June 1964-1966, July 1966-1968, 3 items 

Women’s Society of Christian Service Treasurers Reports – 1958-1967, 1 item 

BOX 4b

Minute Book of Berryville Circuit, Methodist Episcopal Church (1852-1880); 1 item, unnumbered pages, manuscript 

BOX 5 

Membership Roll Information (includes families) 70 leaves, manuscript on printed form 

Church Officers, 1968-2006, 58 leaves, typescript 

General Funds, Check Registers, 1995-2006, 143 leaves, typescript

Events, Fundraisers, 1969-2007, 27 leaves, manuscripts, 102 leaves, typescript, unnumbered pages 

Parsonages, 1916-2004, 12 items, 35 leaves, typescript 

Church Property, Deeds, Survey, 1856-2008, 7 items, 20 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) and typescript 

Church Calendars, 1973-2007, 36 leaves, typescript 

Church Newsletters, 1991-2005, 23 items, typescript 

Gift, Memorials, 1973-1999, 3 leaves, manuscript, 9 leaves, typescript, 12 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) 

Guest Book, 1984-1989, unnumbered bound book, list of church events, some death noted 

Notebook, 1974-1975, unnumbered legal pad notes on church events 

Vacation Bible School, 8 leaves, typescript 

BOX 6 Scrapbooks 

Scrapbook 1 (brown, folds open) 

Scrapbook 2 (maroon, book style) 

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 2 

Record: Brucetown Methodist Church and Cemetery (NOTE: For cemetery list request MMF Cemeteries: Brucetown United Methodist Cemetery) 

Membership Forms (Includes details on Families) – 1900-1960, 36 leaves, manuscript on printed form 

Membership Transfers – 1958-1978, 5 items, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed form; 1 leaf, typescript on printed form; 1 leaf typescript and manuscript; 1 postcard, printed 

Treasurers Report – 1989-1993, 5 leaves manuscript and typescript