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rottenness." Maj. Thomas Teasdale, John Dill, Esq.,
and John H. Hall were appointed to superintend the
repairs, which were made to the extent of $143.73.
And yet, in May, 1834, Sheriff Uzal C. Hagerty reports
the jail as being insecure.

The court-house and jail was destroyed by fire Jan.
28, 1847. Measures were at once taken by the board
of freeholders to rebuild on the old site, but of in-
creased size, to meet the wants of the county. Various



citizens of Newton tendered their obligations to the
board in order that the public buildings might be re-
placed without delay. The building committee were
AVilliam T. Anderson, Joseph Greer, Nathan Drake,
Robert Hamilton, and James R. Hull.

1856.— Whitfield S. Johnson and George T. Smith
"were made a committee to superintend the public
green and buildings belonging to the county for the
ensuing year."

1860. — The overseers of roads for the several dis-
tricts of the township, and amounts of road money
appropriated to each, for that year, were as follows :







Albert Puder


. 117.00


John Willson


. 87.00


Barnabas Space...


. 90.00


Muhluii Bailey


. 97 .SI)


William Snook


. 43.75


Daniel Demarcst


. 08.75


John Snyder


. 43.00








. 25.00






David M. Kerr


. 35.00



1. Jacob Strader. S05.no

2. John Iliff 113.75

3. Henry Laurence 91.25

4. Robert Slater 137.00

5. Peter Smith S5.00

0. Andrew I. Anderson.... 100.25

7. Theodore Cann 140.00

8. William M. Cox 82.50

9. Itobert Chambers 103.75

10. William S. Harden 110.00

11. Jacob Grover 130.00

12. Joseph Hill 97 50

13. Genruo Ousted 105.00

14. William I. Shotwell 71.50

Aggregating $2500.

In this year (1860) William McKinney and William
Haines were overseers of the poor ; Isaac Shiner, sur-
veyor of highways ; Victor M. Drake and Isaac Den-
nis, commissioners of appeal ; and David Couse, Jr.,
James G. Fitts, Amos S. Reed, and Horatio N. Kinney,
constables. The names of the township committee,
assessor, collector, clerk, etc., for 1860 may be seen in
the appended list of the principal officers of Newton
township from 1853 to 1864, and the same of the town
of Newton from 1864 (date of incorporation) to the
year 1880 :

TOWN COMMITTEE.
1S53, Nathan Drake, William P. Strublo, Christopher Hoof, William
Hunt, Lyman Edwards; 1854, Nathan Drake, Gilbert I. Grover,
Christopher Roof, William Hunt, Lyman Edwards; 1855, Nathan
Drake, Gilbert I. Grover, Christopher Roof, Peter Van Nest, Lyman
Edwards; 1850-57, Nathan Drake, William P. Struble, Christopher
Roof, John Snyder, Joseph P. Hill ; 185S, Alfred Valentine, William
P. Struble, Christopher Roof, Jacob Strader, Jr., Joseph r. Hill ;
1S59, Alfred Valentine, William P. Struble, Christopher Roof, Wil-
liam I. Shotwell, Joseph P. Hill; 1800, Alfred Valentine, Oliver
Struble, Christopher Roof, William I. Shotwell, Robert Slater; 1861-
02, Alfred Valentino, Oliver Struble, William S. Hardin, William I.
Shotweli, Robert Slater; 1803, John Wilson, Oliver Strublo, William
S. Hardin, William I. Shotwell, Robort Slater.

1804, Theodore Morford, David R. Hull, Thomas D. Christie, William M.
Babbitt, Peter Hoppaugh ; 1805, George R. McCarter, Rutherford
Tuttlo, Jesse Ward, William M. Babbitt, .Peter Hoppaugh; 1800,
Thomas Anderson, Peter S. Decker. Georgo Neldon, James II. Simp-
son, Soeley Howell ; 1807, Thomas Anderson. Peter S. Decker, Goorge
Nelden, James H. Simpson, Robert H. Howell; 1808, Benjamin
Stewart, Levi Shepherd, John P. Dunn, Juhn T. Stewart, Robert II.
Howell ; 1809, Thomas Anderson, Levi Shepherd, Redmond O'Lcary,
Benjamin Stewart, Charles Roe; 1870, Thomas Andorson.Levi Shep-
herd, Redmond O'Loary, Martin M. Drake, Charles Roe; 1871, Sam-
uel Johnson, Levi Shepherd, Fi-auk M. Hough, Lewis Adams, John
Krabor; 1872, Robert T. Johnson, Martin Kosenlcrans, Francis Graey,
Peter A. Van Sickle, Absalom W. Prico ; 1873, Levi D. Miller, Martin
Rosenkrans, Joseph Warbasse, Emanuel Ackorson, Absalom W.
Price; 1874, Franklin Smith, Peter Hoppaugh, Josoph Warbasse,
Samuel Johnson, Peter S. Decker ; 1875, Franklin Smith, l'elor Hop-
paugh, Joseph Warbasso, Martin R. Snyder, Joseph Anderson; 1870,




Gkobgk II. Neldkv'h great-grandfather Neldon [formerly
spelled Nulton) was tin- progenitor of tho family in Now Jei
aey, came from Germany, nnd is supposed to have settled in
Pennsylvania.

Georgo, fathor of George II. Nelden, was Lorn in Bucks Co.,
I'n.. in 170K ; married Aohsah, daughter <»i George Holcombe,
of Trenton, X. .T., win. bore bira two 30ns who grew to man-
hood, — vie, George II. and John.

The yoiingost of these sons was graduated at Union College,
N. V,. was subsequently a fanner, and during the latter part of
his life was engaged in the lumber business i v> Newton, where
In- died.

After hi- marriage George Nelden removed to what 1- now
Ilawh'v, on the Laekawaxen, and therefor twenty yen
engaged in lumbering. About 1820 ho removed to the town-
ship of Montague, Sussex Cm., X. .1., where he purchased a
fa. in. anon which he resided until hi- death, wbioh occurred in
]*:;t;, Ho was a man of good business ability, and Bought to
rive his sons the advantages of a college education, and well lit
thrui for professional lives. Mi-: wife died about 1840, aged
■Ixty-ieven years.

(Jeorge II., son of licorice \ .11- -n, was horn at Ilawhv, April
21, 1815, and was theroforo five years of age when his parents
i-.-iimvoi to Sussex 1'uiiiitv. Mi- early education was received
in tin* r.nn in. hi school at Mont igue, under the private instruc-
tion of Rev. Clarkson X. Dunn, at Xowton, ana at a boarding
Bflhool at Harmony Vale.

At tho ago of sixteen he ontorcd the law-office of Maj. Wil-

1 T Anderson, at Nowton, where ho diligonl

legal studies for thi 00 5 oars.

Bolid ing that a business instead of n professional life would
be more in aocordance with his inclinations, he relinquished
his studies, and for four years was n olers in n wholesale dry -
g I- house in New 5 ork City.

Returning to Sussex County, in partnership with Col. Joseph
North r up he carried on n general mercantile busini
for two years, when ho again wont to New fork, when

tod with George C. Sin alio} (Smalley A N old on for five
importoi and jobber of china, gloss, and earth -■

In 1846 he ret 11 no-. 1 (■■ Montague, where, in partnership with
bie brother, John, he carried on for live years a general inor-
Bantile business, farming, and was engaged quite oxtonsivoly
in lumbering at Shohola, Pa,



During his residence at Montague, Mr. Xelden was, in 1849,
elected sheriff of Sussex County, and held the office for the
usual term of three years.

In l In- winter of IS.">2 he was appointed by the eleotoi al il
lege of New Jersey to carry the vote of the State for Franklin
Pierce for President and present it to the president of the United
Stab Senate.

(lowing spring he was appointed by President Pierce
1 nited States marshal of New Jersey, nnd by reappointment
Lent Buchanan, in L857, he held the office for eight
years.

in- of his office as marshal, Mr. Xelden had in oharge

(lie een-ii- of the State of N'eW .Jersey in 1 Still, utld appointed

enumerators in its various counties and townships.

In I Siii i he established a foundry, and until 1865 was engaged
in tho manufaetn | lows, and other agricultural im-

plements in Newton. Be then started ■ coal- and lumber-yard
ut that place, whioh he carried "n until 1874, when be was
eleotod olerk of Suseox County, and by re-election in 1879 is
the p t at 1881 : incumbent of thai office.

In all his official career Mr. Nclden has been known a- u man
of strict integrity; oonrteonsj manly, and frank; in business
and vigilant, and has fearlessly performed the duties
iini ised npon him.

In early manhood ho began i e part in local

polities, and wo fate to the Baltimore Conven-

tion that placed Martin Van Buren in nomination for the Pres-
idency, and he has been frequently selected as a delegate to
reprosonl Sussei in Btate conventions.

I I the breaking oatof the late Rebellion Mr. Nelden took

an active and influential part as a War Dei rat in meeting

the demands of tho government for recruits for the Union
army, believing >\* he fully did in the preservation of the J'nion
bod by tin- ftramen of the Constitution.

Sis first Wife Was Caroline, a daughter Of Maj. William T.

Anderson, of Newton, whom he married in 1842, and who died
about on. i marriage, leaving an infant dnugh-

tor, who also subsequently died.

Hi lecond wifi wai Elisabeth W., a daughter of Dr. Stephon
i prominent physiolan of Newton and
County, Of this union were horn three children,
.Mary II.. John II., and l.u.-y 1,.
The inothor of those children died N



N KWTON.



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Ihomai <:. Bunnell, Jackson Stoll, John W. I.,n,,-, Th,-.

ford, PctorS. Decker; 1877, Thomas G. Bu II, Lovl D. Miller, John

W. Lane, Tl loro Morfonl, Jaraca G. Filta; 1878, Thomaa G. Bun-
noll, Samuel Johnson, John W. Lurio, Thcodor, Morfoi I, John 11IIT;
1870-80, 1 not 0. Bunnell, Samuel Johnson, John W. Lane.

ASSESSORS.
1883 I. William Mllehnm; 1855-50, Alfi .-.1 II. Fitch; 1847, William
Ullohnm; 1858-00, Alfred II. Filch; 1S01, James C. Bailey; I80J-

00, II I F. Anderson; 1807, I'elor Carman; 1808 7U,Joeo|ill

Andoreon; 1-71, Jul,,, \v. Lano; 1872 :.'., J. icph I nil. i ; ls74-

- abrlcl II. Dunning; |s7n 77, Tl loro V. li i

Oul I i,-,, , I 10 v Goorgo II.,,, In,.

' 0LLECTORS.
I - Redmond O'Lcary; | i ,,-,, William Druke ; I860, Jnmes J. Mar-

llu; 1857, Wlllliuu S. Bi ; 1868-59, William Drake i

U. vei ; 180.1, Edwin M. Curl | 1804-OC, Uarrl Hcl n

James I.. Northrup; 18G8 71, George Hardin; 1.-7J-7.",, Jacob M.
Grui\-t; [»70-78, Andrew II. Kouklo; 1870 W, John S. Llowell.

CLEEKS.

1 T Shiner; l.v',."., Jinn,- I.. S.,n!iiii[,; 1-"..!, Muitln M.
Drake; 1857 Go, John A. Johnson; 1801, Boujumlli Stewart J; 1802-
03, John A. Johnson; 1804, Jacob Gould; 1805-00, Thomo! I '
slon; 1807, Lewis Vun Blarcom; 1808 C9, Lewis .1. Uurtln; 1870,

William E. Boss; 1871, John W. Griggs; lt>72-7.l, Charles SI. W I-

mil; 1874-75, Th lore Sluionson; l-7i;-7s, Chuilcs M. Woodruff;

I I HO, Goorgo Van Gilder.

.11 sticks 01-' THE PEACE,
nan Edwards, Itoborl T. Shiner; 1855, John Kraber; 1850-57,

Andrew Shluor, 1 1., ni, -I II. Preiln ; 1838, Bonjiiniln Stowarl ; 1850,

Jehii i I Smith , 1800, Daulel S. Mel artoi ; 1801 <-;, <. i

Bmlth; I80J, I' S SUCurtcr; 1805, Kodmond O'Lcury ; lb'UO-07,
George T. Smith, Thomas ''. Elston, Daniel s, alcCiirtor; I
Th. .mi- C. Elston; 1870, lScdliioud O'Lcary, Absuloni W. I'm i ■:
1 n I Stuwuit, Morris Iloppnugh, Wlllluui E. Ron J 1874,
Thomas tl. Bunnell, John .1. Edwards ; 1-7.., Andrew Shiner; 1870-
78, James Smith, John T. Slownrt, John .1. Edwards; 1879-80, An-
drew Shiner Hull torni), James A. Terhuue (unexpired term J. J.
i . ... , . .;

31 ii:bimt:mh:ms OF SCHOOLS.

' ' i I I '. I.' ll Van SI I I. : I ■ . . Vlfn I Dill li

'I mi- Andoreon; 1807 01, Hour} D.UIniplu; 1802-05," N i

I'allil ; 1800, Uourj I'. Choplu.

Iii 1867 the office of township school superintend .
was abolished, anil thai of a county superintendent
aeated.

SUPERINTENDENTS OF ROADS VXD STREETS (OR STREET
0OJ1 MISSION] n

07, Snmual II. Bodlno; 1808,PctorS I 1

. -iii.ii. I ll Bodlno; 1-7... Moses ll M. C ,11 l871,John Earl;

l ". ■ Aiulron .i I. .in. i.. u ; 1-7 1, Junius Deuiarest; i^'A 70, Petor
Uoppnugh; 1870-80, 1 „.„,, Bu II.

At the annual town-meeting held March 9, 18S0,
the following sums were voted :

1 ■■" I iwn iml ' Sli«>p

" streets mid slduwulks i

" " ) 7UU

" I " " " 6UI

" Koxl elei i nd town in, .in, m tin cti| lne-li ,11

• Fr.un 1804 the ofllcors are those of Iho town ■■! Nowton.

t Was also Deputy Coll r..| Internal Itovonuo. 0ntho28lll

mi. 1881, ho went to Sparta, upon business I with hi i

lot) same day had uu npoplcclii stroke, from tin aOocts ol whl

tl I'. .«i ornlng.

' ' I Ion ,.f Iho year as township clork and

Town ol Newton.



V.— CHURCHES.

in Newton arc- found religious societies of five dif-
ferent denominations, — viz., Episcopal, Presbyterian,
Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, and Roman Catholic, —
each of whom have a house of worship. The oldest
of these churches in the present town of Newton is
the Episcopal.

Ii i- sail i that Dominies Ern.-t, Waulk, and other
ministers of the German Reformed Church preached
here at one time, using'the old Presbyterian meeting-
house in common with other denominations.

The Quakers also held meetings here in the early
pari of this century, and even so late as 1.S40. They
in, i for worship at the Presbyterian church, the court-
bouse, and at the house of Joseph Bel ley, after-
wards George M. Ryerson's residence, but not occu-
pied for the last few years. Their preachers came

mostly from Burlington or other points quite re te.

After 1840 they seldom held " meeting," and finally
became merged with other denominations.

CHRIST CHURCH.

The " Parisli of Christ Church, Newton," was or-
ganized in the year 1769. Its charier, under which it
still exists, was given by George III., and I, car- date
oi \ni. I"', 1774. The first corporators wen- l'/al
Ogden, Nathaniel Pettit, Archibald Stewart, Edward
Pigot, William Hall, Nathan Armstrong, Amos Pet-
tit, Tl as Anderson, John Pettit, Charles Pettit,

John B.Scott, and James Shaw. The "Societ; foi
.the Propagation of the (iospel" was its nursing
mother until the Revolution.

The first rector, the Rev. I'/.al Ogden, commenced

his labors lure in 1769. There was then no bishop in

thi country, and he had to go to England for ordina-
tion. The services were then held in the old court-
house. The rectory was begun in 1770, and finished

in the following year; it was built on land (27

donated for the purpose by Jonathan Hampton. The

old rectory i- a part of the dwelling of the hi

Shepherd, and i- probably the oldest house now

standing in Newton. Mr. Hampton was not only

Newton's early benefactor, but likewise the liberal

patr t'thc church of England here. He built the

parsonage, or was the main contributor thereto; he
tve to the church land for cemetery use, — that
which is the original part of the old graveyard;
Jonathan Halsted, of Elizabethtown, gave the land to
the wesl of the main walk. A farm of 200 acre- was
also given, in 177o, by the New Jersey proprii I

nd ,i, eded in 177 1 I December 16th to " the
wardens, and vestry of Christ Church, New
Town." A few year- sine- the society obtained n
legislative enactment which enabled them to dispose
of it. whereupon they sold it to George Conklin. In
a letter written by Rev. Mr. Ogden, in 1771. to the

" Society for the Propagation oft lie I rospel," bi

that the Church of England families in the county

number 68, "of whom one-third are in Newton, where



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SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.



services were held once in two or three weeks, alter-
nating with Knowl Town, Hackettstown," etc.

Mr. Ogden continued his pastoral relations to this
church until 1784, when he removed to Trinity Church,
Newark.* The church was without a rector until 1820,
when the Rev. Clarkson Dunn took charge of the
parish. It is said the church hecame so disorgan-
ized during the thirty-six years' interregnum be-
tween the pastorates of the Revs. Ogden and Dunn,
that when the latter gentleman caine to Newton there
were but six communicants connected with it. During
all this time the services, irregular and transient as
they were, were held (whenever a clergyman could be
found) at the court-house. Mr. Dunn commenced to
build up his church, and his zealous labors were
crowned with success. In three years' time the so-
ciety was strong enough to think of erecting a house
of worship. He continued to preach at the court-
house until 1823, when they built a stone church, on
the corner of Main and Church Streets, on the site of
the present edifice ; it was small, but would comfort-
ably seat 250 persons. The original lot on which it
was built was the gift of William T. Anderson, Esq.,
deceased, although some additions were subsequently
purchased of his estate.

In the year 1857 the Rev. Nathaniel Pettit suc-
ceeded Mr. Dunnf as rector, and continued until 1867.
In 1868 the Rev. William W. HollyJ was called ; he
was succeeded by Rev. W. H. Moffitt. There have
been but five pastors in this church in a period of
one hundred and eleven years.



* The writer of this sketch was recently shown, by Mr. S. II. Hunt, of
Green, an old and rare work printed in Newark, N. J., by John Woods,
in 1795, of which the following is a copy of the title:
"Antidote to Deism.

The
HEIST UNMASKED;

an ample Refutation of all the

Objections of

Thomas Paine,

Againft the Christian Religion ; as contained

in a pamphlet, entitled, The Aye of Reason;

addrefied to the Citizens of the/e States.

By the Jlevcrend Uzal Ogden,

Kector of Trinity Church, at Newark,

in the State of New Jersey.

To which are prefixed, Remarks on Boulanoer's

Chistianity Unveiled.

To the Deist Unmasked, is annexed an Appendix, containing the Con-

celTlons and Recantations of fevcral Deists in favor of Chrifiianity ;

And alio, a Shout Method with the Deists. By the Iteeerend

Chari.es Leslie.

In Two Volumes— Vol. II," etc.
t The Rev. Clarkson Dunn was horn near Woodbridgo, N. J., in 1704.
At twenty years of ago he commenced to study for tho ministry, and soon
arter entered tho Theological Seminary of New Jersey. In 1820, in
Christ Church, New Brunswick, he was admitted into the "Holy Order
of Deacons" of tho Protestant Episcopal Church. In 182:) he was or-
dained a priest by tho lit. Rev. John C'roes, Bishop of New Jersey, in
Christ church, Newton; and niton leaving this church, became pastor
of draco Church, Elizabeth, N. J., the city ill which, over forty yeors be-
fore, he was lilted for college, by Rev. Dr. Rudd. lie was a classmate of
the late Bishops Doane and Potter.

J Rev. Mr. Holly is now rector of the Hackensack (N. J.) Episcopal
Church.



The first church building, erected in 1823, supplied
the needs of the church until 1867, when, largely in-
creased in numbers and wealth, it resolved to build a
new edifice. The determination was put into effect
the following year. The corner-stone was laid Aug.
21, 1868, the Right Reverend Bishop Odenheimer of-
ficiating, assisted by Rev. Messrs. Holly, Stansbury,
etc. The new church is a fine one, of Gothic archi-
tecture, built of the blue limestone so abundant in
this section. It has a spire, from the base of which
to the top of the cross surmounting it is 113 feet. It
is lighted by twelve windows of stained glass, and the
floor is laid of alternate strips of maple and black
walnut. The building cost about $30,000, " and in
point of beauty and durableness is in advance of
many churches costing double this amount." It was
dedicated on its one hundredth anniversary, on Tues-
day, Oct. 19, 1869, the services being conducted by
the bishop of the diocese of New Jersey, who had
previously officiated at the laying of the corner-stone.
At the time of its consecration the indebtedness on
the edifice was entirely canceled.

The parochial statistics from 1820 to 1867 show an
aggregate of 510 baptisms, 241 confirmations, 334
marriages, and 468 funerals.

The. present rectory property was purchased of Ly-
man Edwards about twelve years ago, and adjoins the
church.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

The Presbyterian Church at Newton was founded
only after a long and bitter struggle with adverse in-
fluences, which, happily, have passed away.

The earliest record of the church dates back to 1786,
when it applied, in connection with the Hardwick
Church, for the ministerial services of Rev. Ira Con-
dit, under sanction of the Newton Presbytery. Mr.
Condit was settled here in 1787, and remained until
1793, giving one-fifth of his time to this church. The
original church edifice, which occupied the site of the
present one, was commenced in 1786, but was evi-
dently several years in course of construction. The
church lot was small, not extending to High Street,
as now ; but the house of worship built thereon was
large for those times, being about 45 feet square, and
capable of seating 300 people. It was built of stone,
and faced Church Street. Over each of its two doors,
in the side and gable end respectively, was a brown-
stone tablet, on which was engraved an appropriate
scriptural text. The pulpit was in the north end,
with an overhanging sounding-board, on which
perched a gilt dove bearing an olive-branch.? Four-
teen pews and sixteen seats occupied the main body
of the church, with five pews and sixteen seats in the
gallery. The ceiling overhead was of plain boards,
and few members of the congregation were aristocratic
enough to have their pews painted. For many years

j) This emblem of peace und purity, us well ns tho pulpit Biblo first
used III tho church (two largo volumes), is still preserved, and holh were
exhibited on tho occasion of the laying of the corner-stone, in 1800.



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divine service was carried on within its walls without
bather stove or fireplace, the preacher often performing
tie duties with mittens on. The hours of service were
announced by the ringing of the old court-house bell,
the bell-ringer having the use of a free seat in the
church for performing such service. The cushion
and hangings of the pulpit were of crimson, pur-
chased in 1803, in Philadelphia. The pews held from
, jghl i" ten persons each. The first sale of pews was
on Nov. 9,1801, at which time Thomas Anderson
purchased " Number 8," and presented it to the pas-
tor. The sexton in those days received a salary of
fin- dollars per annum.

The congregation was nol only a longtime in com-
pleting the church, but was lor many years alter har-
assed with debts and judgments, which it- members

were unable to liquidate. The church, Mill embar-
rassed by debt, in 17'."'. petitioned the Legislature to
legalize a lottery instituted to raise funds for it- bene-
fit, and for an academy. The Legislature granted the
authority. It was culled the " Newton -Princeton
Lottery," as Princeton was to -hare in the profits.
But the effort failed; nothing was realized from it. To
pay off a debt due the principal contractor (J. Jessup,
of Florida. Orange Co., N. V. . Archibald Stewart.
Jonathan Willis, Henrj Johnson, and Thomas An-
ierson pave their bond for £38. A little later 1 1793 |,
James Sutter, another builder, obtained a judgment
against the church, which was followed by other- in
favor of the pastor, etc. Thus " pushed to the wall,"
the church was sold by the -herill', and was purchased
by Daniel Stewart, Esq., of Newton.

Mr. Condit was succeeded as pastor by Rev. Ilallo-
way \V. Hunt, Sr., who officiated from 170.3 until
602.1

The minutes of the church show that at a meeting
Of the trustees at Newton. Ma* 2, 1796, after having
been sworn into office. — Thomas Ander-on clio-.n
president, Charles Case, clerk. — it was agreed that
lb\. Ilalloway W. Hunt should take an assignment
of the scats of the church, "together with what he
can get subscribed, for his yearly salary," and "that

the trustees do not stand accountable for any defi-
ciency that may happen in said congregation;" it was
also "allowed that the assessments do amount to

675." This is -igned by "TllOS. Anderson. l'lv-'t:

Balloway W. Hunt. V.D.M."

Rev. John Boyd, one of the original twelve form-
ing the Prcsbyterj , was the next pastor, serving from

• Tho nmotint duo llic I:. . Mr Condll «n* not folly paid until 1818, or

■nn i"- ciaiiii

1 " lie was," jays the Roi Dr Jnnkln (In his anniversary n.ldrcss be-
far, ■ Nowlon Presbytery, in Ist.Ti. "n man ol very venorablu S| |

— tall, portly . "i n vorj hill "i I hruh 13 1 omploxl ami whon I flr>t

Saw him i,i. locks were while wlih nge. Ilo «..- • man ol 1101

ability, and was In parly llfu and In lib prima a very popnlai |

Hi mannera were Man.! ami nllrni tlvr.oud he had Ilia in. ullj ofalloi h-

In- tlio pcoplo of ho charge to lorn This wns ovli 1

by tholr devotion to tiini when, ..In 1827, be declared iud [

of Ilia Presbytery, and ultimately wont with 1

bom and Alexandria, to tho N.-« School In ami. ol the church."



1803 to 1811. The congregation being unable to pay
him, he voluntarily relinquished si"*> of his -alary.

The indebtedness to Rev. M r. t londit still embarrassed

the church. In 1804 it amounted to over (1400; it

was gradually lessened until in 1 818, "hen. completely

liquidated, it i- presumed the church waa free from



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