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officers of the township, from its organization to and
including 1881:

TOWN OLBBKS.
1848-62, Froderli 1. Oook; 1853 I, Ira Cooko; 1855-67, John Johl

i-. i 60, John N. aprons; 1861, Martin sLDral

Bobert T. Smith; 1866-67, Aaron It. i .«k. ; 1-7" 72, Peter Van Nose.

1878 78, Frederick F. Jennings; 1870, Julius II. Clark; ls"-7s|

Lewis A. Bavacool; 1870-81, w. u. Hawk.

VSsl SSilKS

1848-40, Dm l.i H.Armstrong; 1860-52, Lewis J, foil

\,,,,,n u Cooko; I8S5 >7, 1867 60, I. ri J, Howell ; 1858 60, Job J.
Shaw; 1861 63, Hugh B. WIntennuta; 1864-60, Samuel D. u id;
1870-72, Joseph K. Dyer; 187:5-7S, Jacob Cook; 1878 78, William S.

Van Horn, Jr.; 1870, rradarick v. Jennings; 1880, i.i K. Wll-

drick; 1881, John II Wart.

i "i ii i rose

1848-49, Robert F.Simpson; 1850 61, Charles Edgarton; i".v>, Goorgo
Van Horn; 1- •:!, Minim S Van II ..,■ i Ii unllei .

1855-67, John S Ball; 1858 60, John T. Allan ; If



I.undy ; 18G4-r,6, Cummins O. Harris; 1807-09, Aaron B. Allen ;
1870-72, Abraham Cool; 1873-75, Alfred W.Cook; 1870-81, George
W. I.uudy.

m as.

1848-49, Sampson G. Howell, William II. Cooke; 1850-51, Isaac H. Van
Horn, Philip B. Howell; 1862, Bobert Blair; 1853, Sampson G. How-
.11; 1854-50, Job J. Shi 1880-02, John B.

Hull; 1863 66, '■ -■ William Cool; 1809-71,

i u .- II; 1875 77, John Mingle;
1878-81, Jonah Howell.

TOY N COMMn I I ES.
1848.— Ali . in' Mott, John W. Vas-

blnder, Dennis Bloe,
B. Cooke, I.. Lanulng, Henry Mott, John W. Vasblndar, Kli

I860.— A. u '■'■ ttott, .'. w. Vasblndar, Joseph

Beadden.
1861.— A. II. ' i i Lannlug, John Beacberror, J. Headden, John 3.
i ■ ,].,

than K. II i/. n. John Qli J. Headden, Isaac

i . Jr.
1853.— N. K. Ila" ii. Samuel Mayberry, L.Lannlng, Isaac Sharp, Jr.,

i n Sluvener.
1851.— N. K. Hasten, S. Mayberry, I.. Lannln ir., Isaac

1865.— Kelley Westl ' L. Loaning, Iim

Kerr.
i i. Vought, II. Mott, I.. Lannlng.

1 >:-,;._ i-aar .1 Durllng, Willi an. 1 T.i. I Lannlng, George Os.k, Ira

K.-rr.
1868-00.— W. S.Cook, George Cook, L. Lannlng, William D. Lanlvrman,

I. .1. Durllng.

1861.— L. Lannlng, Peter Slackbower, William S. Cook, I. J. Durling,

Joseph B, I. ii-. - .
1802.— P. S. Slackbower, Joseph L'Homadlen, I. J. Durllng, Gideon L.

II ■ .11. J. It. I.uso.
1863.— A. s. sit. I i I. I.'ll idleu, LJ. Durllng, G. L. Howell,

Abraham I. Wil.lrlck.
1864-05.— Robert F. Simpson, John Mingle, Samuol 0. Ramsay, William

Cool, Solomon Jennings.
I860.— R. F. Simpson, John Minglo, S. 0. Ramsay, Frederick Cooko, S.

Jennings.
1807.— F. Cooke, Henry J. Tool, Goorgo A. Gray, Abram Newman,

Theophllos Bay.
1808.— I. J. Durling, G. A. Cray, Lewis a. SaYaOOOl, Tlioophllus Ray,

Levi Lannlng.
I860.— F. Cooko, G. A. Gray, I. J. Durling, Nathan Cook, L. A. Sava-

cool.
1870.— Georgo W. Luudy, Aaron R. Cooke, I. J. Durllng, L. A. Savacooi,

V Cook.
1871.— G. W. I.iimly, A. It. Oook, George W. Hlbler, Stewart W, Ramsay,

Natlian '
1872-73.— G. W. I.umly. A. It. Oook, Q. W. Hibler, 0. W. Hawk, Aaron

II. Allen.

1874.— Cummins 0. Harris, 1. I inning, Uwam Cook, G. W. Hawk, A.

II. Allen.
1876.— L. Lanning, C. 0. Harris, Abram Cool, Aaron R. Cooke, Jesse

Lewis.
1870.— L. Lannlng, J. Lowis, A. It. Co ike, Ahi im I ii, Joseph S. Dur-

Ung.
1877.— L. Lannlng, s. D. BaTaoool, Abram Cool, A. R. Cooke, J. 1
1-7- I.. Lannlng, 1 I ol .- D Bars ol, L. J. Howell, J. Lewie.
1870— Levi .!. Howell, A. B i iki -

1880, William M Saw ol, N. D. Vaablnder, A. it. Cooke.

I'UKi.iM.in rai v- H \u in i OBJ),
When the life of the nation was threatened by the
-lave power of tin- South, and troops w.re called for
to suppress the Rebellion, Frelinghuysen responded
to the Brat call of her country, and as the straggle
progressed was in the front rank with her men and
in. an- for the preservation of the Union.

\ M . L5, 1868, the town committee ordered a tax



688



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levied to pay each volunteer $300. May 16, 1864, the
town committee, by a vote of the township, levied a
tax to pay each three years' volunteer $600, and Dec.
31, 1864, the township authorized its committee to
pay $600 for each substitute or volunteer. In every
instance Frelinghuysen filled her quota of men called
for.

V.— VILLAGES AND HAMLETS.
JOHNSONBURG.

This village was once the county-seat of Sussex
County, and known for many years as "the Log
Gaol." The first licensed tavern at this place was
Jonathan Pettit's, in 1753, but how long he had lived
here at that time is not known. At his " log hotel"
were held the first courts. The old " log gaol" stood
on the lot where Robert Blair's wagon-house stands.
At that time there were but very few houses in what
is now Johnsonburg, and those were built of logs.
John Green is credited with building the next log
tavern at this place. It stood on the site now occu-
pied by Joseph S. Durling's hotel. William Arm-
strong is said to have kept the pioneer store at this
place, near where Harden's store now stands. He
was succeeded by a Mr. Carr, or Kerr, and he by a
Mr. Johnson, from whom the post-office and village
took its name. Robert Blair was one of the succeed-
ing merchants. Among the early tavernkeepers were
Morris Sharp, Isaac Frees, and a Mr. Jones. The
innkeepers since 1800 have been Morris Sharp, Rob-
ert Blair, John N. Givens, J. T. Vass, and J. S. Dur-
ling. The land upon which Johnsonburg is situated
was owned at one time by William Armstrong, who
lived where Robert Blair now resides. The pioneer
log school-house stood in the old camp-ground, a little
northwest of the grist-mill, near Federal Spring.

There are at this place at the present time three
churches (Christian, Methodist Episcopal, and Pres-
byterian Chapel ; there is no Presbyterian organiza-
tion at this place, and the chapel is only used for a
preaching-place); one school-house; three stores,
George W. Van Horn, Elbridge Harden, and J. W.
Hart; three blacksmiths, John Tilman, Elwood
Searls, and David Miller; two shoemakers, David
Ryman and John L. Armstrong ; two wheelwrights,
Joseph Van Wye and John Searls ; a cabinet-shop,
by Andrew T. Hill ; a tin-shop, by Adrien L. Cook ;
cooper-shop, by Casper Beegle ; a grist-mill, by Sam-
uel Harden; and the hotel, by Joseph S. Durling.
The village physician is Dr. F. R. Roeback. The
present postmaster is George AV. Van Horn. Popu-
lation of the village, 215.

MARKSBOKO',

located on the left bank of the Paulinskill, and north
border of the township, was settled as early as 1755 or
1760 by Col. Mark Thomson, and subsequently named
Marksboro' in his honor. He owned all the land
upon which the village is located, besides some of
what are now the farms outside the limits of the vil-



lage. He built the grist-mill at this place in' 1758 or
1760. Previous to this there was a small mill on the
north side of the creek, which was subsequently con-
verted into a fulling-mill, and in after-years aban-
doned for milling purposes.

When the present mill was built (one hundred and
twenty or more years ago) there was no bolt for sift-
ing the flour. The first bolt used was turned by
hand, and the boy who took a grist of wheat to mill
had to turn the bolt or take his ground grist home
without sifting.

William Shaferwas probably the pioneer merchant.
He kept in the old storehouse down Bridge Street
from Main. His trade must have been light as far as
the village was concerned, for, as late as seventy years
ago, there were but five or six small houses in the
neighborhood. Grant Fitch also kept store here for
many years, and became quite a prominent man.

Jacob Thomson was a lawyer at this place, and
afterwards acquired the title of "judge."

The pioneer tavern at Marksboro' stood in rear of
the present hotel, and was, previous to being con-
verted into a tavern, occupied as an academy, for
which purpose it was built. The pioneer landlord
was a Mr. Shepherd, who kept the tavern as early as
1810. Shepherd was succeeded by George Crockett,
and he by George A. Hunt. Other landlords have
been John Hazen, Slater, Wildrick, and J. S. Ball,
the present proprietor of the commodious "Marks-
boro' Hotel," who is known all over this section of
country as " Snowball," and who has kept the tavern
since 1850. James Blair was postmaster here in 1846.
The pioneer blacksmith was Mahlon Mills, who
located here previous to 1800, and carried on the
business here for many years, and owned the property
where Isaac Vough now lives.

William R. Frazier was the pioneer millwright in
Marksboro'. He was born in the latter part of 1808,
in Pike Co., Pa., and came to Marksboro' at an early
age, where he has since resided. He married a
daughter of Mahlon Mills. They are both living, a
few doors east of the Presbyterian church. The
widow of Hamilton Thompson is still living, and re-
sides at Marksboro'.

There are at present in Marksboro' one hotel, by J.
S. Ball ; two stores, Van Horn & Lanning and John
Mayberry; two blacksmiths, John S. Ryman and
Ryerson Trauger ; one harness-maker, Job L'Homa-
dieu ; one grist-mill, by Jacob C. Van Horn; school-
house ; Presbyterian church; and a population of 150.
W. S. Van Horn is the present postmaster, receiving
two mails per day.

PAULINA,*

on the Paulinskill, near the northwest corner of the
township, named after the creek. The first settler
here of any note was Judge William Armstrong, who
built a grist-mill on the site of the present one now

* Takes its uamo from the stream upon which it is located.






FRELINGHUYSEN.



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operated by Josiah < !risman. In the early part of this
century Paulina was a business place, but it uow has
little to show thai it was once the pride of the Paul-
inskill valley. Here are a school-house, Presbyterian
chapel, grist-mill, sash-and-blind factory, a few dwel-
lings, and about 75 inhabitants. Theodore P. Cor-
nell is the present postmaster, ami receives two mails

per day.

VI.— SCHOOLS.

I In re are in this town-hip -i\ school districts, in
which are 843 children of school age.

Johnsonburg District, No. ■>, lias :i sriiool-honse
valued al SKlOO, which will nrroiumodutc 80 pupils.

I hi districl has 7 ! pupils of s< I I ag< , and 76 enrolled

on school register, with an average attendance of 34.
The following is an outline of the history of this

district :

" The old Ktiool-house vu Bltuatod aeai the old i >■■

ornl Spring ■■•■ i 1 1 In i been pn Ible to i ■■■ hen

built, nor who were iia builders. In the year 1766 there were In the
rMiiuty hi Sussex eight school-houses, nnd ii i- doI Improbable thai thia
was one <>i the number.

" It waft a vory small, rudoly-conitructod (rams building, and, with it-
Bliii. benches and large, old-fashion oil fireplace, would seat, when i rowded
t-i its utmoat capacity, about 30 pupils,

"The name of the first toachei of whom there Is any knowledge was

Williiun I'|m-,I._\ . I!.' w,i .i iiativ -I I Miami, ami li.fi -*-i \ ♦■< I in the war

i.f the ReToltitlon undei Gen. Washington. He was presenl ;»i the sur-

■ .hiii [ nl i'<n -ii « al I i-. ill' i- i'i'|'iv-i-iMi-iI us tn-in^ ii lull, flrji-ly-l.iiilt iimn,

Rmd of nhtting tiio scenes i»f the war.

" His successor was John Bradbury, of whose life we ran learn nothing.

"The next teacher, John Adklnson.was an Englishman, He b re-
membered as being ii superior penman. Be lived to a

" Henry Palmer taught the school about tin* year 1812. He afterwards
became a physician.

" Frederick Dresser i* remembered as n teacher, nnd Samuel Dlmmlck,
it naiiv.- ..r Connecticut, was employed tu take charge of the school about

is 18, teaching three yi-ur*. II.- alt.-rwai.l- n-moved to Ullford,

Pa., whore he kepi a hotel and board Ing-honse tor many yean.

" in the year 1822 the old scl l-house wna burned to tin- ground. It

was supposed i" have I u purposely fired. Al that time the school was

being taught by a Mr. Pinkney. The scl 1 was kepi for a time In the

bouse now occupied by Jonathan Jones, and afterwards In various bouses
In Hi" village.

" Jehlol Giinliiiir itml lioln-rt SI.-clc taught in vmii.iiH Ii.him^ urn I nhnps

In the village during the yean 1823 26". tn 1826 a new school-] sewas

liuilt, uf stone, on land bought "f Johu Bllddlesworth, and i - still stand-
ing in tin- upper part ■ >! tin- village, I)r. Green, EUes Bfushbe
Jonathan Jones were the trustees ;it thai time. The building cost about
1800, whli h was raised bj sub* rlptlon,

" Klu in Murvli was the first t.n- li.i in tin- new hnihling. Ho in re-

memlNtrod as being a rery worthy and ntituable man.

" William Rankin taught the » hool In 1 '■ Here In t) Id stone

sul l-house he begnn his long and sncceaafhl career iw a teacher in this

bis adopted 8tnte. Tbough he remained but a short lime, be

■ ■ ihI i aktng I'M himself many friends. A letter from Mr. Kunkin

Ii preserved, (htm which we give an e

"•Nothln td touch me with exciting e lion sooner than tho

mention of the old scl l-honseal Johnsonburg [then Log Jail], the first

place I taught in New Jersey. I thlui it was on tit" first of August,

1828, thai I commenced mj » hool. i don'1 remember that th rare

I erij any trustees, Rllas Hushliack, Esq., Beamed to manage the

whole affairs <>f the school. Be said if I ooutd stand an examination,

tin v wonld giro mo a trial. Tl nam I nation was carried oul by l>r.

Bylngton ; it pasted and has since obtains I - wlebrity. When l ar-
rived in Johnsonburg I had Jusl performed a long jouniej on foot, and

was h.i par oul of i \ as to have In my pocket but oue silver sixpence,

i went int.> Jul hi Hushbai k*s store and threw down mj whole treasure,
and asked him for a sheet of paper on which to write a suhool article.
llr put before me sU sheets, l t.-.k up one and turned to leave Mr
Muahback called tn me that i had nu1 taken all mj paper. 1 replied
that l had what 1 wished. I went on and wrote mj aril le.nnd II was



signed by all who wished to send to school,— nil according tot)
(if it can be called a BystemJ -^ thai day

■■ \\ altei Scott N :
of fine address and well t-iucatwl.

: i and Thomas 0. D

i . b latter had bnl
"Granville W . L nhool for a number of yean*. Ho

atly removed to Ohio, whi i
i • ling Hr.

i Hi I ey, Philip hniki.-l.-y. at present a pbj

Bel videre, Orrll Taylor, W. B. Hemingway, Wllberforoe Qaylord, Edwin
■ tlclng physician In New York City, Ira K.WUaoro
I D ■ ■ I S GIvens, wh i tau I I

years. Be was a 'apt;. in in the United States army during the Int.- war,
and latet a membet ol tlie Btate 1
tlclng lawyet In B< I

■'Following Mr. GIvens we have A. J. Gaylord, Nathan Sb
present cash r the Third alias In -

1 ton, ami Tbamar

Bnover, tho last of those who taughl In n Id schi

the year 18i rat built to meet '!"■ reqnli i

i, which had greatly ln< reased. This neat and iu

It will seal comfortably elghtj

■ ina in h<lMHil-r.«.mi, tin -I.- i- it i<- itatinn-iiM.ni, hull, and ClOAk-

i om Mr. William 8. Van II. .in, Mr. John Ball, and Mr. William
Armstrong were the trustees al this time.

"After the completion "f tin- new building Mr. Snover continued In
charge of the Bcbool until 1871, when M. II. Fountain t-«-k hi- place.
He rental ued bul a fen weeks when he reelgni

dered him by the Sussi i Ball road C puny. His successor, 31 r. Benry

Phillips, remained two rears. Be wai an able aud ruccesaful teacher.

"J, II (link succeeded Phillips as teachei ,a post of doty

in 1876. In 187 ' s bell weighing about 70 I pounds was placed upon the

- i i house, and In 1870 money was raised t<. purchase a school library.

The trustees foi that year were A. W. Cooke, Samuel 0. Rami
i 'in ling."

In 1 ssti tin- :i moii nl of money appropriated to eat li
of the districts of this township was $800. The present
state of tin- several schools may be seen In the follow-
ing table, condensed from a reeent report of the school
superintendent :





i :


j?


1


\ I








i i


1


i


\\




e
E


District.


E 5

1 i


I


z -

■S3


? \ ft

111


|


| |




1%

11


|




lit

= §•3


|

1


11




E-


>


y.


S


<


z


Johnsonburg, No. 68...




51000


71


,6


34




■ ', " 59...





l|l«>


60


66


■r.




Paulina, " 60...


sou


4u0


U


.


19


ill


Ebeneser, " 61...




■\.u


40


10


ie




Soutbtown, " 62


sou


1IH.I


a


I ■


i-




Howard, " 03...


300


N.I


69


"


-i






•ls«




343


314


138


300



VII.— CHURCHES.
U LRKSE ' ii;i SB1 n BIAS 0HTJBOH.

This church was instituted in one of the upper
moms of the "M tavern mi Marksboro', Nov, 1. 181 1.
bj Rev. Mr. Finley, who was appointed ti>r that pur-
pose. Ii was nrgani/.rd us " Tlie Si-cnnd (.'onirri'-
gational Church of Bardwick," and subsequently
changed to Presbyterian form of government, The
original members of the church \\<r.- Abraham Hazen,
Lovinia Hasen, \\'illi:un Cooke, Margaret I



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WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.



James Cooke, John Stinson, Nicholas Boyce, Eliza-
beth Stinsou, Sarah A. Kennedy, Webley Edwards,
Elizabeth Simpson Kennedy, and Elizabeth Pro-
basco.

Rev. John Boyd succeeded Mr. Finley, preaching
to this people on alternate Sabbaths, in the barn of
Frederick Snover. The old barn is still standing, and
is now owned by Jacob Mott, east of the village of
Marksboro'. In 1815 a brick meeting-house was built
on the site of the present church building, and the
record says : " Dec. 1, 1815, the walls of the brick
church were up and the roof on." The furniture of
the church consisted of a rude pulpit, and slab
benches answered instead of' carpeted pews. The
church, however, was completed and dedicated by
Mr. Boyd about the year 1822. Mr. Boyd was suc-
ceeded in the ministry here by Rev. Jehiel Talmadge,
who supplied the pulpit from 1820 to 1823, when Ben-
jamin I. Lowe became pastor of this church, and with
all his eccentricities, he remained till 1838, when he
resigned his pastorate and went to Utah. The church
was supplied for the next two years by Revs. T. B.
Condit and Richard Graham. Rev. Jonathan H.
Sherwood was the next pastor, and was installed June
26, 1839, and remained till Feb. 16, 1841. His suc-
cessor was Rev. William C. McGee, who was installed
as pastor of this church Nov. 16, 1841, and remained
till his death, which occurred May 25, 1867. His re-
mains were interred in cemetery at the " Yellow
Frame" church. During Mr. McGee's pastorate, the
old brick house of worship had become too small to
accommodate the increased numbers of the congrega-
tion, and was taken down, and the present commodi-
ous and modernized house of worship built upon the
same site. This meeting-house was built in 1859, and
dedicated the same year, or early in 1860.

On Dec. 12, 1867, Rev. Joseph H. Thyne was in-
stalled as pastor, and remained about four years, when
the church was without a pastor or preaching for a
year or more.

Rev. C. H. Rodney accepted a call from this church,
and was duly installed May 7, 1872, and remained till
November, 1878, and was succeeded by the present
pastor, Rev. R. J. Burtt, who was installed April 15,
1879, and divides his time between the church at
Marksboro' and Hope.

In 1856 the society and congregation built the
present Presbyterian chapel at Paulina. The parson-
age house and lot was purchased in 1868.

The first elders of this church were James Cooke,
Abraham Hazen, and Joseph Grier. The present
officers of the church are Elders A. W. Cooke, Ira
Kerr, Jacob Cooke, and Solomon F. Jennings ; Trus-
tees, A. W. Cooke, George Cooke, William S. Van
Horn, and George Simmons.

Present membership, 102 ; present value of church
property, including church, chapel, and parsonage,
$10,000. The Sunday-school connected with this
church was organized in the first quarter of the



present century, and has at present 80 scholars on its
rolls, with an average attendance of 60, with Alfred
W. Cooke as superintendent.

THE JOHNSONBURG CHRISTIAN CHURCH*

was organized by Revs. Simon Clough and J. S.
Thompson, July 15, 1826, with the following con-
stituent members :

Isaac Read, John Mushback, Elizabeth O. Wintersteiu, Elizabeth Silver-
thorn, Margaret Howell, Hannah Space, Savilla Jones, Samuel Drake,
Mary Honeywell, Samuel Read, Philip C. Bunghart, Garret Howell,
Ananhis C. Willett, Ira Kerr, Phebe Kerr, Thomas Bartron, Rachel Bar-
tron, Achsah Creager, Mary Kerr, Johu Bead), Mary Beach, Michael
Baughart, Elizabeth Banghart, John Cummins, Matthias Cummins, Mary
Read, William Silversteiu, Johu Middlesworth, Sarah Middlesworth, Eli
Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson, Levi Howell, Margaret Howell, Maria Cum-
mins, Jacob Cummins, William Sharp, Alice Stillwell.

The meetings were held in the Episcopal church.
This organization was the result of the labors of Mrs.
Abigail Roberts, who first came to this place in 1824,
and was assisted by Revs. Clough and Thompson.

The following is the declaration made on the day of
organization :

"We covenant together to take the Scriptures as our rule of Faith
and Practice, and agree, as far as in us lies, to walk by them. Allowing
to each other the right of private judgment in matters pertaining to the
Conscience."

The following is a list of the pastors and the length
of their pastorate :

Rev. J. S. Thompson, ten years; Rev. John II. Currier, two years; Rev.
Joseph K. Morris, one year. [There seems to he an interim of several
years in which several supplied the pulpit.] Rev. G. F. Hauk took
charge in 1845, and served six years ; Rev. John S. Maxwell, four

years; Rev. J. VV. Hunter, three years; Rev. Harvey, one year;

Rev. J. D. Lauer, six years; Rev. C. A. Beck, two years; Rev. John
McGlaullin, four years; Rev. Johu N. Hicks, one year; Rev. George
Tenney, three years; Ilev. William G. Wade, one year; Rev. Henry
J. Rhodes, three and one-half years, closing April 1, 1881.

Oct. 6, 1838, the following were constituted a board
of trustees : John Mushback, Charles Wintermute,
Jonathan Jones, Eli Wilson, David Luse, Isaac H.
Van Horn, and William Middlesworth ; after which
it was voted to build a meeting-house. The work was
delayed for several years; in fact, the building was
not completed until 1848, on November 11th of which
year it was dedicated, the sermon being delivered by
Rev. William Lane. The same building is still in
use, and in very good condition, having been built of
limestone and upon a rock. It occupies a command-
ing position in the south part of the village. In 1878,
during the pastorate of H. J. Rhodes, a very conve-
nient parsonage was built on the church grounds.
The present membership of the church is 120, and the
valuation of the property about $10,000.

The first Sunday-school was organized April 28,
1850, with Ira K. Wilson, superintendent, and James
Straley, assistant, and 59 teachers and scholars. The
average attendance for 1880 was about 40.

The church has enjoyed a few very precious re-
vivals, which resulted in large accessions to the mem-
bership. During its existence it has had over 500

* By Rov. Henry J. Rhodes, pastor of the church in 1880.



PKKLIXGIirV.SK.V



691



members. The first church clerk was Mr. John
Mushback, who kepi a complete record of every ser-
vice and meeting held, the name of every minister
who preached, and every text used. Hi- record is
complete until 1855. In 1838, Eev. Joseph Thomas,
popularly known as"The White Pilgrim," visited the
church, preached one sermon, was immediati
ill, and died. (See further mention on preceding
pages of this township bistorj .

THK EBENEZEB METHODIST EPI8COPAI '111 It'll.

a neat frame structure, is located among the hills and
fertile valleys of southern Frelinghuj sen, about mid-
way between Hope and Marksboro', two miles from

Blairstown and three fr rohnsonburg. 1' stands on

a gently sloping hill in the midsl of a thri%, en-
tiling rum in unity, and surrounded bj a
ni grove, whose refreshing shade invite- many
: , passer to pause on summer Sabbaths.

The first meeting in the interest of a new church
was held Feb. 4, 1859, in the White Stone school-
house, about 200 yards from the site of the church.
The object of this meeting was to appoint locating
and building committees, which were composed as
follows: Locating Committee, Fletcher Lummis,
John West, Philip S. Howell, Kinney Howell, and
Ralph Titus. Building i lommittee, Fletcher Lummis,
Thomas West, John West, .lames Kishpaugh, and



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