Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pastors & Churchs Of The U. S. 1770's-1870's

The names placed here is to help you in a small way in your hunt for a Pastor or Church. There will be no additional information on these Pastors or Church’s.

1. George Duffield (1732-90), a Presbyterian minister and graduate of the College of New Jersey, was pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.

2. William White (1748-1836), an Anglican minister and rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia, became the first Episcopal bishop of Pennsylvania after the War for Independence.

3. Elihu Spencer (1721-84), pastor of the Presbyterian church in Trenton, N. J.
Alexander McWhorter (1734-1807), pastor of the Newark Presbyterian Church.

Both of whom had had missionary experience in North Carolina during the mid-1760's, accepted an assignment from Congress to persuade disaffected North Carolinians to support the American cause. The two ministers spent approximately four months in North Carolina early in 1776 working on this task; and although the fruits of their labors are unclear, Congress eventually paid each of them $261 for their efforts.

4. Israel Evans (1747-1807), After the war he served as pastor of the First Congregational Church in Concord, N. H.

5. William Gordon (1728/29-1807). a dissenting clergyman from England, became pastor of a Roxbury, Mass., parish in 1772. Gordon, a correspondent of Lord Dartmouth and an outspoken Whig by 1775, was made chaplain of the Massachusetts Provincial congress in May of that year. He also wrote widely for the newspapers and spent much of his time during the war collecting material for a history of the conflict.

6. James Caldwell, a Presbyterian pastor in Elizabethtown, N. J.

7. Nathan Holt (1725--;92), a 1757 graduate of Harvard College had been pastor of the Congregational Church of the 2d Parish of Danvers, Mass., Holten's hometown, since 1758.

8. Thomas Bradbury Chandler (1726 90), pastor of St. John's Church in Elizabethtown, N. J.

9. Elihu Spencer, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Trenton.

10. The wife of Rev. Alexander McWhorter, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Newark, N.J., had recently been seriously injured when struck by lightning.

11. John Eliot (1754-1813) was pastor of the New North Church in Boston.

12. Ezra Stiles (1727-95), Congregational clergyman and scholar of wide-ranging interests, pastor of the Second Congregational Church, Newport, R.I., 1755-76, and president of Yale, 1778-95, was living in Dighton, Mass.

13. 1782, James Caldwell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Elizabethtown, who had been shot under somewhat mysterious circumstances by an American sentry later suspected of loyalism.

14. James Caldwell (1734-81), a graduate of the College of New Jersey and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown, was serving as chaplain to the Third New Jersey Battalion, commanded by Col. Elias Dayton.

15. Dr. John Ewing (1732-1802), pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, and provost and professor of natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.

16. 1800, David Jones, pastor of the Baptist Church in Tredyffryn township, Chester County, State of Pennsylvania.

17. 1809, Gabriel Richard, pastor of the Catholic society in the Territory of Michigan, in behalf of himself and the members composing the said society, praying that a certain tract or parcel of land belonging to the United States, in the vicinity of Detroit, may be exclusively and permanently appropriated to the education of white children in that Territory, and of Indian children within the same, or its vicinity: also, that such proportion of land may be granted and confirmed to the head of each family, and each youth of the Wyandot tribe of Indians, under certain conditions

18. 1848, Benedict Madéore, vicar general of Florida, and pastor of the church of St. Augustine, and the memorial of the trustees and members of that church, praying the restoration of property belonging to the church, which was in properly conveyed to the United States, at the cession of Florida, as public property, by the Spanish authorities.

19. 1800, John Brown, Pastor of the Old Waxhaw Church, in South Carolina.

20. 1832, John Hughes, pastor of St. John's church, in Thirteenth street, in the city of Philadelphia, praying that the duties paid on certain articles of church furniture for the use of said church, may be refunded.

21. 1870, H. V. Brown, pastor and trustee of the St. Peter's and St. Paul's Catholic church at Chattanooga, Tennessee, praying compensation for the destruction of their church edifice in 1863 by United States troops.

22. 1834, Frederick W. Hatch, Pastor of Christ's Church, in the city of Washington.

23. 1873, H. V. Brown, pastor of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Catholic Church at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

24. 1874, George Lansing Taylor, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Hempstead, New York.

25. 1867, John McMahon, a citizen of Anderson, Indiana, and pastor of the Catholic church.

26. 1834, Edward D. Smith, pastor of the second Presbyterian congregation, in the city of Washington.

27. 1868, Arnold Damon, pastor of the Church of the Holy Family, Chicago, Illinois, praying for remission of duties on an organ.

28. George C. Lorimer, pastor of the Union Temple church, of Boston, Massachusetts.

Civil War.

29. RICHMOND, VA., November 28, 1865.
Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

SIR: I most respectfully ask permission to visit Mr. Jefferson Davis, prisoner of state at Fortress Monroe, in the capacity of his pastor and spiritual adviser. More than four years ago Mr. Davis attached himself to my congregation in Richmond, and in the spring of 1862 he became a communicant of the church.

Your obedient servant,
DECEMBER 1, 1865.

30. E. J. SCOTT, Pastor of Bath Church.

31. RICHMOND, January 27, 1866.
I, Charles Minnigerode, D. D., of Richmond, Va., do hereby pledge my word of honor as a gentleman and Christian minister that in all the visits I am permitted to make to Mr. Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Va., I will confine myself to ministerial and pastoral duties, exclusive of every other object; that I will in no way be a medium of communication between the said Davis and the outer world; that I will observe the strictest silence as to the interviews, and will avoid all modes of publication, not only as to what passes between us but as to the fact of the visits themselves.

32. SANDUSKY CITY, OHIO, May 11, 1863.
Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN, Washington City.

HONORABLE SIR: Permit me to trouble you for a pass to visit the rebel prisoners at Johnson's Island. I am Catholic pastor in Sandusky City and successor to Rev. L. Molon, to whom you generously gave a permit. I in close a note from the major commanding, which will be for you a kind of testimony that all will be right. Excusing myself for troubling you,

I remain, honorable, sir, respectfully,

33. N. A. REED, Pastor of the Market Street Baptist Church.

34. WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, August 8, 1861.
General WINDER.
SIR: Mr. Mines, who represents himself as an Episcopal clergyman, is a prisoner on parole, and is staying with the Rev. Mr. Peterkin, the pastor of Saint James Church Richmond. This Department has good reasons to believe that he does not deserve to be put on parole. You will therefore have him arrested at once and confined in prison.

35. B. N. Benton, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, near the navy-yard. He resides 563 Fourth street east.

89 MADISON STREET, New York, December 13, 1861.
Honorable W. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State, Washington.

HONORED SIR: The in closed letter from a witness confined in Fort McHenry to his wife in this city is of a character to require the immediate attention of the proper authorities. The writer is a seaman, a member of my congregation. He is not accused of crime and yet appears to be treated worse than those who are traitors to our Government. Will you for the sake of his wife and three children who are now suffering for bread and for the sake of our common humanity read this letter and see that inquiry is made into the case?
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Pastor of the Mariner's Church.

37. Rev. W. J. ELLIS, Pastor Saint John's Church, Tallahassee.

EMINENCE, KY., May 20, 1865.

38. EDWARD C. SLATER, Of the Methodist Church.
J. F. BROWN, Of the Christian Church.
R. L. McELREE, Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
J. F. HENDRICKS, Pastor Presbyterian Church.
F. A. J. ANY, Episcopal Church.

39. November 8, 1865, On the 8th of November some Navajoes and Apaches from the west run off 3,000 head of sheep belonging to Don Jose Pine y Vaca, four miles from Limitar, N. Mex., and killed four pastores, who had the sheep in charge. Their names were Antonio Gallegos, Ramaldo Peralta, Francisco Capillo, and Lenovio Sarcilla. Instructions were sent to Major Eaton, commanding at Fort Wingate, to cross the country to the Rito Quemado and endeavor to cut the trail of the Indians.

40. JOHN T. WIGHTMAN, Pastor of Trinity Church.

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