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With its tendrils twined about God, the heart will be full of peace and joy, and the soul will flourish amid unbelief and depravity. RC. 305.

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  Baptism records of the Chestnut Street Methodist Church

The top line reads BAPTISMS. The five columns are headed (from left to right): NAMES    DATE    MODE     ADMINISTRATOR    STATE IN LIFE

Ellen Harmon's name is half way down the page, 16th from the top. The DATE column reads 1842, MODE of baptism is listed as "Immersion" (as opposed to "Sprinkling"), ADMINISTRATOR is "John Hobart," STATE IN LIFE is "Adult."

Church membership records of the Chestnut Street Methodist church

The top line reads MEMBERS IN PORTLAND. The five columns are headed (from left to right): NAMES    WHEN REC.    WHEN DISMISSED     WHEN EXCLUDED    WHEN DECEASED

About one third of the way down the page (13th and 14th from the top) the names of Robert and Eunice Harmon (Ellen's parents) are struck through in the record book. The WHEN EXCLUDED column reads, SEPT. 1843 FOR A BREACH [of] DISCIPLINE UNDER PECULIAR CIRCUMSTANCES. The name of Ellen's sister, Sarah, is also struck through, with the same notation, 11 names further down the page.

Church membership records of the Chestnut Street Methodist church

The top line reads MEMBERS IN PORTLAND. The five columns are headed (from left to right): NAMES    WHEN REC.    WHEN DISMISSED     WHEN EXCLUDED    WHEN DECEASED

Ellen Harmon's name is 4th from the bottom. The WHEN EXCLUDED column reads SEPT. 1843 FOR A BREACH OF DISCIPLINE.