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debt, — for the time being, at least.

Rev. Joseph L. Shafer, the uext pastor, settled in

Newton in 1*12. The want of a new church wa- Dot

recognized until 1818, and during the ensuing nine
years the project of building a new edifice was agitated.

In 1827 it- i lection wa- resolved upon. The church
was commenced in 1!>2N, and dedicated March li»,
1829. It Stood partly on the site of the old one. and

cost sonic si', This house was the home of the

congn [ration for forty years. It was 53 by 70 li el on
the ground, with an audience-room of l'.i by 52 feet,
galleries on three .-ides, and would -cat 600 people.
At the time it was built it was the largest building in
the county. The freestone lintels of the old lir-'.i
edifice were incorporated in this; but. by mistake,
they were placed over the side doors and covered up
by the plastering; hence they were not discovered
until the church was torn down to make room tor \\ [r
third structure, in which they were again, lor the third
time, Used. Upon these two stones were the follow-
ing inscriptions:

"Keep thy fact when thou goest to ttio honae of God, and ho nioro
ready In hear than t. make the - icrlnce of fools."

- thai -hall keep niy Sabbatha, mil revere my Sanctuary; I nin tho
Lord."

Mr. Shaffer's pastorate was a lengthy one,J extend-
ing from 1812 until 1853, except an interval of three

year- (1835 38) when stationed at Middletown Point.

1 u 1 B35, when he resigned, in order to leave the church
clear of debt he relinquished all arrears of salary,
amounting to $1000, on condition that all other obli-



X Rev. Dr. Jnnkln says of him, " lie ma tin- man far n life-lung pas-
ted to tlie feeding of a flock lather than fur aggressirs a* lion
oraouautl file waa excelled by none in tho moat di

element! -i n Christian pastor. Born at Stillwater, N .i . Mai ••. 17-7.

Blsfalbci waaol Gel a descent, his mother a I. inn, hi- grandmother

a Klrkpatrlck. At the early age or thirteen he Joined the llardwlck
Chun h In hi- fifteenth year ha left home to study nnder ilia Bur, Mi.
Boyd, at Lamlngton; "a- graduated at Princeton in 180S;
theology with Dr Woodhull, at freehold ; waa licensed by tha Preaby.
lory of Now Brunswick in 1810; labored In Monmouth County foi a lima
.0 a me tons lledorei Newton ami Bardyaton. Da - "

reliiiqubhod Ilia latter, and gave nil his tlmo to Newton. Ua

I- 1 n mil tin- band "t death arrested him, hi- harness still on, Nov. 12,

1 ., i™ weeks before his death ba occupied the pulpit for tbe
iasl tim.'. Tin' lasl hymn of the morning service was the ISoth. in at-
tempting !■• rea I tha last reran,—

■"Soon the dellgbtthl day will

When my dear la.r.l will call me lioma

Ami I shall see 1:
Then, with my Saviour, brother, friend,
A Ue*i olernlty I'll spend,

Triumphant m bis grace,* —

roken with emotion, Mltorad, and, ana' la ;
la- sank 1 .a t, npon Urn ssb. it «ie- nrophetlc; In Hi

i hi- I. main- lOl v . S. la'ia

1st! r's body In that field of graves."



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gations should be discharged. This was done, except
a claim of Judge Howell, which was settled in 1847,
the claimant himself generously subscribing towards
its payment. Again, for a short time, the church was
free from debt ; but after Dr. Shafer's return arrears
began to accumulate, so that at his death, in 1853, a
balance of over SI 000 was due him, which was extin-
guished before 1S54. Since that time the pastors' sal-
aries have been promptly and fully paid.

The Rev. Daniel M. Barber served the church from
1835 to 1838, when the Rev. Mr. Shafer was recalled,
as has been intimated. The latter's successor was
Rev. Myron Barrett, who came in 1854 and served
until 1859, when he was followed by the Rev. George
S. Mott, D.D. * now of Flemington, N. J. He re-
mained until January, 1869, and was succeeded by
Rev. Theodore Byington, who was installed in May
of that year. He resigned his charge in October,

1874, and went to Bulgaria, Turkey.

During this year (1869) was commenced the erec-
tion of the present fine edifice, — the third which has
occupied the same site. The corner-stone was laid
August 19th, with appropriate exercises, in the pres-
ence of a large assemblage. There were present the
Revs. A. A. Haines, Myron Barrett, Joel Campbell,
T. B. Condi t, J. F. Smith, George S. Mott, and T. L.
Byington. In May, 1871, it was dedicated to the
worship of God. Its architecture is of the Ionic order,
— plain and substantial, but beautiful. In size it is
64 by 98 feet, with a tower 20 feet square, projecting
6 feet, and 54 feet in height, surmounted by an elegant
spire 124 feet high, making the total height of the
steeple 178 feet. The walls are of stone, with six pi-
lasters on either side ; the ceiling of the auditorium
is 30 feet high, and galleries surround it on three sides.
It cost about $50,000, and will seat 1000 persons.

Rev. Mr. Byington's successor was Rev. J. Addison
Priest, D.D. ; he was installed as pastor in March,

1875, and served the church until the spring of 1880,
when he resigned his charge. In January, 1881, the
Rev. Eugene C. Olney, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was
called; he accepted, and is now officiating.

Henry Johnson was one of the first elders, and a
most active member. The Griggs family have been
represented in the Sessions for about sixty years.f
Daniel Griggs united with the church in 1826, was
ordained elder in 1830, and acted as such until his
death, in August, 1868. The elders iu 1867 were
Daniel Griggs, Martin Ryerson, Thomas Ryerson,
David R. Hull, John Linn, Samuel Johnson, Stock-
ton H. Schafer, and W. P. Coursen. The present
board of deacons is composed of Henry J. Rudd,
President ; Jonathan Havens, Secretary ; L. D. Rosen-
krans, Treasurer; and Philip J. Hardin.

The membership of the church at the present time
is about 350.



* Tho largoBt addition to tho church In any one year was In 1805, du-
ring Mm pastorato of Dr. Molt, when 124 joined on profession.
1 Rev. Dr. JunUln'a "Centennial Address," 18C7.



The present board of elders is composed of Thomas
Ryerson, David L. Foster, David R. Hull, Samuel
Johnson, AVilliam P. Coursen, James W. Lewis.
Present trustees, H. W. Merriam, Oliver P. Wood-
ford, W. W. Woodward, William McMurtry, Martin
Rosenkrans, Ira C. Moore, and Charles D.Thompson.

The Sabbath-school of the Presbyterian Church
was started between the years 1816 and 1818, in the
old academy building, and was taught entirely by the
ladies of the congregation, — Misses Nancy Howell,
Sarah Vanderan, Susan Johnson, and others. In
1830 it was removed to the academy building on Di-
vision Street, since torn down, and there met until
1848, after which it held its sessions in the church,
first in the galleries, and later in the body of the au-
dience-room. During the most of the time for twenty
years prior to 1855 it was conducted by the late Whit-
field S. Johnson. In 1856 the school was reorganized
and a constitution and by-laws adopted. Since that
time the superintendents have been : 1856-57, W. P.
Nicholas;. 1858 (six months), Thomas Ryerson; 1859
-60, T. H. Shafer; 1861, Martin Ryerson; 1862, Sam-
uel Johnson ; 1863-64, T. N. McCarter ; 1865-67, J.
Coult; 1868-81, David R. Hull. The "infant class"
was started June 22, 1856, by Mrs. David Thompson.
In 1872 the school had increased to 35 teachers and
395 scholars. At the present time the school numbers
about 300 members.

For convenience of reference the following tabu-
lated list of pastors and elders is given:

Pastors.— 17S7-03, Rev. Ira Condit; 1795-1802, Rev. Halloway Hunt;
1803-11, Itev. John Iloyd ; 1812-35, Rev. Joseph L. Sliufcr; 183G-3S,
Rev. Daniel Barber; 1838-53, Rev. Joseph Shafer, D.D.; 1854-59,
Rev. Myron Barrett; 1850-00, Itev. George S. Mott; 18G0-74, Rev.
Theodore L. Byington; 1S75-S0, Hcv. J. Addison Priest, D.D. ; 1SS1,
Rev. Eugene O. Olney.

Elders.— 1812, Henry Johnson (died 1S20), Benjamin Griggs (died 1S25),
Abraham Gulick (removed 1814), John B. Griggs (dismissed 1814) ;
1S14, Peter Hendorshot (died 1837), Henry Couse, Jr. (dismissed
1827) ; 1815, Theodore Polhemus (died 1S20); 1S19, Lewis Howell (re-
signed 1823 ; died 1801), George Hopkins (died 1S19) ; 1823, Benjamin
Halsey (died 1853), William Mattison (died 1859), Joseph Y. Miller
(dismissed 1839) ; 1S30, Daniel Griggs (died 1808), John Trnsdell (died
1855), Richard Brant (dismissed 1812); 1847, John Nyce (dismissed"
1852), John Stephens (dismissed 1850) ; 1S55, William Hunt (died
1800,) Whitfield S. Johnson (dismissed 1803) ; 1867, J. Saudford Smith
(entered ministry 1859), Martin Ryerson (.lied June 11, 1875) ; 1S02,
Thomas Ryerson, Samuel Johnson, David R. Hull ; 1800, S. Halstod
Shafer (died Jan. 10, 1S77(), John Linn (removed to Jersey City),
William P. Coursen ; 1877, David L. Foster, James W. Lewis.

REV. MYItON BARRETT.

The progenitor of the Barrett family from whom
the subject of this sketch is descended was Humphrey
Barrett, who came from England and settled iu Con-
cord, N. H., in 1640. He had a son, Hon. Charles
Barrett, and a nephew, Amos Dakin.

The great-grandfather of Mr. Barrett was Ezekiel
of Concord, N. H. His grandfather, Ezekiel, born at
Concord, Sept. 17, 1742, settled in Norwich, Conn.,
where he married Sarah Lathrop, July 7. 1773 ; both

I Killed nt tho firo which destroyed tho furniture store of Clark &
Demarcst, adjoining tho Methodist church.




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lied there. FIc died Feb. 10, 1839 ; hiswife, Oi I. -27,
1811, in the sixty-third year of her age. Their chil-
dren were Mary, Ezra Lathrop, and Backus and
pliver, (win.". Mary was never married, and died at
North East, N. V., Jan. 20, 1843, in her sixty-ninth
year. Backus married Mary Rundle, and settled at
Stillwater, in .Saratoga Co., X. Y., where both he and
hi- wii'r died; their children were Henry, Ezekiel,
Catharine, Sarah, Mary, ami Laura. Oliver settled
in Brooklyn, X. V.; In- married late- in life, but had
no children.
Ezra Lathrop, father of our subject, was born at
ch, Conn., Sept. 27, 177o, ami settled in the
township of North East, Dutchess Co., N. Y., where
he married llhoda Dakin ; both died there, — the
former Nov. IS, ]S.,7, the latter Ma\ L'.'., I Si JO, in the
eighty-first year of her age. Her grandfather was

■ ■inn Dakin, one of the earliest Baptist minis-
ter- in America, ami resided in Dutchess Co., X. Y.
The children of Ezra Latino;. Barrett were Sarah
Louisa, Caleb l>.ikin, Edward Lathrop, Myron, aud
Oliver.

Myron Barrett, our subject, son of Ezra Lath-
rop Barrett, was horn at North East, N. Y.. Sept. 19,
1816. lie prepared for college at Burr Seminary,
Manchester, Vt., and was graduated al Yale in tin'
elass of 'II. lie taughl school at ( tolumbus, < >hio,
during the m\t four year-. He was converted during
the last year of his college life, hut did not decide to
study for the ministry until after he began teaching
at C ilumbus. lie commenced his theological studies
at the 1'niou Theological Seminary in New York
city, hut wiit from there to Princeton, where he re-
mained one year, ami was graduated in 1851. Ili-
oiily pastorate before he eanie to Newton was at Pon-

ch., though he had during the fifteen months
previous been preaching for Dr. Duflield, of Detroit,
who was absent in Europe.

Mr. Barrett was pastor of the Presbyterian Church
of Newton from I so 1 until May, 1859, when he re-
signed his position. II.- afterwards acted a- assistanl
to Rev. Mr. Carroll, of the South Church, New II..
Vl "■' '"on., lor .me year, and preached at Stroudsburg,

Pa., one year, lie was a trustee of the Newton I lol-

[nstitutc from 1808 and secretary ami treas-
urer of the same from 1871 until his death, which
o. ■(Mined May X, 187G.

The presbytery which examined Mr. Barrett before
he was appointed pastor of the church in Newton was

composed of Old-Scl I Presbyterians of the bluest

kind, and, as Mr. Barrett was nol educated under
their supervision, they suspected thai he mighl have
New School tendencies, and questioned vcrj deeply
concerning the liner p..ii,t- ,.! doctrine. Though he
held In. own opinion, he had closely studied the views
of leading divines, and quoted them in reply to the
presbytery's questions, and in so doing he revealed
■ of his future life. He m ver pr. ssed his
■»n views if he thought by so doing hi might weaken
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the pro| _ood cause, and the opini

others were more in harmony with th
welfare be was working, lie had made the expres-
sion of hi- thoughts in as few and I.-r-e words as
possible a study, and has sen! many a telling letter
after this style into the newspapers which o m
suspected came from bis pen. He was a man of
broad and liberal views, and took a deep interest in
question of public importance, and especially
in that of education. He was one of the m $1 active
among the trustees of the collegiate institute, and was
continually making plans for its greater efficiency.

lie was so thoroughly ind.-atilied with the I

Library, al Newton, thai he seemed to be almost the

library itself, and lie was sadly missed from Loth in-
stitutions.

His zeal for tie- welfare ,>)' (he people was not con-
fined to the village in which he r.-.-i. led, a-, though
not obliged to do so for his support, he preached tem-
porarily at And .v.-r, at Clove, and at other places.
Hi- sympathetic enthusiasm in matter- that in:
his friends was such that their affection ami
for him increased with better acquaintance. By his
town lost a most useful citizen, the public

institutions with which he was conn., ted w-

prived of a strong pillar, ami his family and friends

w.-re called upon t I mourn the departure of one w hose

counsel and sympathy were missed.

His wife was Miss Emma E., daughter of the late
David Ryers in, for, many years on,. f th,- m ost prom-
inent business men of Newton and Sn-s ,. x County.
she was born June 7. 1821, and was married to Mr.
Barrett April - eir children arc David I:..

died at the age of fifteen; Andrew 1... a student at
Princeton College, entered in September, 1878; and

Sarah Louisa.

METHODIST EPISCOPAL em ft n
The germ of the Methodist Episcopal Church of

Newton was planted in a sermon preached about 1800
in a hoiis,. then standing in the neighborhood of
Drake's pond. The Methodist pioneer in this

tion was the B 1 < toy, ofthe Philadelphia

Conference. At intervals during a period of about

ten ye irs s were held, but no at-

tempt at permanent organization of a society was

mad - .

In 1811, under the Rev. Messrs. Reed and George

I'.anghart, the tir-t elass was formed in this
ti.'ii. and Mr. .lames [Uff appointed leader. This

was the first definite organization, ami out of that
class the Methodist Episcopal church grew. About

ls|7 the appointment was changed from the residence

of Mr. Ingcrsoll to the court-house, in the village of
Newton. Through the kindness of the jailer, the
court-house was open.-d for the services, the I:- -.
Benjamin < '■ >llin~ being th.- preachi r in char-.-.
At this time th.- services were held on a -

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night, and only about once in two weeks. In 1817
the further advance was made of holding them on
the Sabbath. The question of a building for the
services was answered in securing the barn of Maj.
W. T. Anderson, on the Springdale road, a few rods
from where now stands the Baptist church.

The Sabbath appointment met with varying suc-
cess and some interruptions until 1823, when it was
made permanent, under the charge of Revs. William
A. Wiggins and Daniel Best of the Hamburg circuit,
in which Newton had been included. By kindness
of the officer in charge of the building, the court-
house was again opened to them, and the services
were held until the building of a church edifice.

The following preachers had charge until 1859 :

1S24, George Banghart, David Wiltshire ; 1825, George Bangliart, John
K.Shaw; 1820, Benjamin Collins, John K. Shaw; 1S27, Benjamin
Collins, James Long; 182S, James Dandy, James V. Potts; 1820,
James Dandy, James Lawton ; 1S30, Jacob Hcvener, James M. Laurin ;
1834, Caleb A. Lippincott ; 1835, Jacob Hevcner, P. \V. Blair; 1S30,
Sedgwick Kusling, C. S. Van Clove; 1837, Sedgwick Kusling, Richard
Laming; 1838, John S. Swain, William Burroughs; 1S30, John S.
Swaiu, E. B. Wilkinson ; 1840, Edward Sanders, G. A. Wharton ; 1841,
P. D. Day, Edward Sanders ; 1842, John A. Crane, J. D. Blain ; 1S43,
John A. Crane. Iteubeu Van Sycklo ; 1644-45, George Wiuser ;* 1S4G-
47, Benjamin Kelley; 1848, Samuel D. Laughhead ;f 1849, Richard
Van Horn, Richard Brookficld; 1850, Eicliard Van Horn, Thomas
Walters; 1851, Martin Herr, liev. Ackermau :J 1852, Martin Ilorr,
David Walters; 1853, Thomas H. Smith, Thomas Rawlings; 1S54,
Thomas II. Smith, George F. Dickinson ; 1855, William M. Burroughs,
J. Lawton; 1858, William M. Burroughs, Caleb Malsmbury; 1857,
John Fault -j) 1S5S, Rodney Winans; 1859, Cornelius Clark.

In 1831, James Ayres, Abraham Gerhart, and
George Brown officiated, Newton being at this time
included in a six weeks' circuit. During this year
Rev. George Brown was removed to New Province,
and his place supplied by Rev. P. D. Day. In 1832,
Newton was detached from the Hamburg district, the
pastors being James Ayres and Bromwell Andrew.
During this year the idea of building a church edifice
was definitely advanced. A lot was purchased, on
what is now known as Coon Street, for the sum of
.$100, and contracts made for the building of a church,
.to cost $2000. After many delays, the structure was
■completed about two years after the purchase of the
Jot, the dedication service being held Feb. 15, 1834.

A new church building had long been talked of,
.and it was decided that the time had come for moving
definitely iu the matter. The lot on which the
present church edifice stands was secured. The work
of obtaining subscriptions proceeded, and a few weeks
after the Conference of 1859 the contracts were given
out. On the 20th of July, at 3 p.m., the corner-stone
of the new church was laid, addresses being made by
Rev. C. S. Vancleve and Rev. Dr. Bartine, of Phila-
delphia. When the walls were all up the building



* From this time Newton became a separato appointment witli ono
preacher,

f This year Tranquillity wa-i adilod to the circuit.

J The hitler left during tho yoar, and his place was supplied by J. W.
JI..II.

i This year Tranquillity was detached and but one pastor appointed.



committee told the builders that the work had not
been done according to contract. An inspector was
appointed, and as the result the walls were torn down
level to the foundation. They went up again, but
further hindrance put a stop to the work, and nothing
was clone all winter. In the spring the work was re-
newed, and when the building was about ready for
occupancy the contractor refused to work further,
9nd, under the claim that he had not been paid,
locked the door, took the key, and held possession of
the property. Legal advice was taken, and, after
assurance that the right as well as the law was on
their side, a committee, in connection with the male
membership of the church, after determined resolu- 1
tions, in which they fully expressed their purpose,
went in a body and took possession of the church.
A committee was appointed to attend to the work of
completing the building, and after many new diffi-
culties the dedication service was held Saturday,
March 23, 1861, in a blinding, drifting snow-storm,
Dr. Bartine preaching in the morning, and Rev. R.
L. Dashiell in the evening.

At the Conference of 1861, Rev. Cornelius Clark
was succeeded by Rev. R. B. Lockwood, who re-t
mained till 1863, when he was followed by Rev.
George Whitney, who remained until 1866.

During the pastorate of the Rev. George H. Whitney
the church paid its entire indebtedness on the build-
ing and purchased the present parsonage property.
Since then the church has had the following pastors :

E. B. Yard, to 1SG7 ; J. N. Fitzgerald, to 1S70 ; C. C. Winans, to 1S73 ; J. 1 1
Boswell, to 1S70; J. I. Morrow, to 1S78; David Walters, to 1880.

S. H. Opdyke succeeded David Walters in 1880.
and died in October of the same year. His unex-
pired term was filled by Rev. M. D. Church, bj
appointment of the presiding elder.

THE NEWTON BAPTIST CHURCH.

This church was organized in 1835, and recognizee
as the "Second Baptist Church of Newton," || by a
Council, on the 18th of June of the same year, with
the following constituent members:

Bev. John Teasdale, Benjamin Northrup, John Hull, John Stiger, Davii
II. Strong, John Perry, David Crater, John Himonovor, Amos Peltit
Jr., William S. Hibler, Susan B. Teasdale, Sarah Northrup, Ma
Trusdell, Emma Strublc, Emiliuo Himenover, Abby Hiubler, Nanjg
Matthews, Ruth Pettit, Sarah Hill, rhebo Goble, Mary Goble, Elizi'
Stiger, Margarot Perry, Elizabeth Emmons, I'hebe Hardy, I'liota
Sheelar.

All of the above are dead.

|| " Agreed to receivo the letter and messenger sent from tho church re.
ceutly constituted in Newtown, Sussex Co., N. J., in union with this As.
sociation. William Marsh their minister."

This is an extract from the minutes of the Philadelphia Association, ii
1757. The church hore referred to was tho parent of tho ono in til-
lage, and was located near Augusta. It was organized Nov. 14, 1750, will
eight members, and was known as the " First Newton Baptist Church".'
William Marsh preached iu 1750, but tho church had no sottlod pastoij
until 1771, when Nicholas Cox was ordained. In 1770 it had SOmembore
nfter which its membership gradually decreased. Bov. Mr. Cox mi
ceeded in 1783 by Rev. James Finn, 75 members; Rev. Silas South woitt
1787. Ill 1700 it merged With the Wantage Church, and went I..V tin
latter name*.



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Thirteen pastors have served this church, — viz.:

Izatlon until Sept 20, 183S; Thorn aaTcaidalr,
fr.im Sept. 'J'., i i 1840; J. 1 Joni •, lo| -, 1 • I :, to

1841'.; Saiiiurl >|..r. I Hi'! '-upjily i, N.n . i'., 1 - 17 ; Tin. mm I>nvl«, July
tl, bH, to March 13, 1800; J. M I

I8M; Henry B. Shormcr, Jan. 17, 1857, to Noi 10,1800; In m Morae,
June 8, 1882, to Aug. -. 1807; .\. D. W llllfer, Jan. I, 1808, toOi t. I".

John T. Craig, Dec. 19, 1809, I i U ij II, 1874; Sim
fried, July i9, 1874, to Aug. I I I 1876, to

Oct. 20, 1878; Ernest Ti peon, Dei 1, 1878, preeeul pastor.

The membership of the church has been of chang-
ing character, never exceeding at any one time over
160, and that number secured during the pastorati
uf Rev. John 'J'. Crnig. < >f the pastors seven are still
Rving.

The | hi -i n i officers of the church are : Pastor, Rev.
I'.nn-I Thompson; Clerk, K. J. Crissey ; Deacons,
B. II. Hand, Moses Northrup, and Dr. P. N. Jacobus.

CATHOLIC CHCBCn.

Tradition holds that Catholicity was introduced in
■asses i niiiiiv by Borne of the first settlers of Newton,
win i came from Ireland before the Revolution of 1776.
Tin re are still about N'ewton some of their descend-
ants, who bear their name, but not their faith. This
may be explained by the scarcity and almost absence

of priests in American colonial times. Ai 'ding to

die Catholic system the priest is essential to his peo-
ple, encouraging their faith by the sacrifice
aliar and the sacraments.

Coming to historic fact, about the year 1821, Rev.
!■', Bulger, resident at Paterson, there attended the
spiritual wants of his fi w and Bcal Occa-

sional visits to Sussex County were in after-years
made by Rev. John Callan, of Dover, Rev. L. S
the Rt. Rev. B. J. McQuaid, the present bishop of
Rochester, N. V.. and Rev. M. A. Madden.

Rev. Philip McMahon became the first resident
i; Newton, in 1854. Tl Id frame church in

Newton was erected, al a cost of $] I 11 ". under his ad-
miiiistration.

Father McMahon continued his labors in the county
until the fall of i 857, when he was succeeded by I! -v.
I Kaj I ither McKay endeared himself to
the people of all creeds by his eloquence and amia-
bility. After a pastorate of four years he was pro-
moted to the charge of the church in Orange, N. J.,
and during the civil war retired to his home in Ire-
land, where he still works in the master's vim-yard.

In 1861 the Rev. Edward McCosker took charge.
0y his zeal and well-directed efforts he erected the
presenl brick church in Franklin Furnace in 1864,
and in a short time gave il to God free from man's
claim upon it.

In is7i the handsome brick church of St. - 1
in Newton was opened for worshipers by the Rt. Rev-



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