Churches of Plymouth
First Congregational, organized June 1, 1716. Lewis Bryant, Dea.
Trinity Church, organized 1748; Rev. Charles Clark Harris, Rector ; Franklin
Leach, George L. Edson, Wardens.
Central Square Trinitarian Church, organized in Scotland
Village, Oct. 17, 1821; removed to Central Square 1836; present house of worship
erected 1862; Abiel Bassett, George W. Holmes, Deacons.
New Jerusalem Church, organized May, 1833; J. A. Hyde, Secretary, E. H, Sprague,
Scotland Trinitarian Congregational Church, organized July 4, 1836 ; Ezra Fobes,
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, (Roman Catholic,) instituted in 1852; Rev. M. T.
First Congregational Church, Green; Thomas Cobb, William Atwood, Deacons.
Baptist, Centre, H. A. Lucas, Ephrain Dunham, Deacons.
Methodist, South; Supt. Sabbath School, Charles Ryder.
Union Society, South; Trustees, Jesse Murdock, Wm. Savery, S. F. Jenkins, Wm. B.
Gibbs, George P. Bowers, Daniel 8haw,D. M. Bates, A. P. Kinney, Perez Smith ;
Wm. Savery, Sec'y; Joseph Barrows, Treasurer.
First Church, organized in 1632; church membership about 20.
Methodist Episcopal; Church membership 66.
West Duxbury M. E.; Church membership, 82.
Wesleyan Methodist; Church membership, 100; Jabez Keep, Clerk.
First Congregational; Francis Cary, Azor Harris, Deacons.
Union Church of East and West. Bridgewater; Rufus A. Littlefield, Stephen
New Jerusalem Church, Joppa; Mrs. L. W. Richards, Organist; L. W. Richards,
Chorister; S. W. Keen, Sexton.
Second M.E.; E. M. Smith, Geo. T. Mitchell, Jotham H. Hicks, Waldo Hayward,
Franklin Edson, William Keen, Sam'l F. White, Chas. H. Brown, Trustees.
St. Bridget (Roman Catholic); Rev. M. T. Maguire, Pastor.
First Cong; Eben. Fuller, Clerk; Eben. Fuller, Darius Holmes, Deacons.
First Baptist; organized 1-21; Z. L. Britton, Jabez Smith, Deacons.
St. Andrews Episcopal; L. C. Waterman, George Curtis, Wardens.
First Cong.; S. S. Church, F. Chamberlain, Deacons.
Second Cong.; H. B. Barstow, James Tolman, Deacons.
Universalist; S. O. Jacobs, Clerk; I. B. Sanborn, Treasurer; H. J. Curtis,
Charles Jacobs, Amasa Whiting, Assessors.
Baptist; William Church, John Brooks, Deacons.
Cong'l; Thomas Smith, Seth Gannett, Deacons.
Baptist; Jonathan E. Gurney, Josiah Barker, Deacons.
First Parish ; organized 1635 ; Pastors, Joseph Eichardson and Calvin Lincoln ;
Supt. 8. School, Henry Siders ; No. of scholars, 135.
Second Parish; South; Supt. S. School, Joseph Jacobs, Jr. ; No. of scholars,
Third Cong'l; organized 1805; 75 S. School Scholars.
Evangelical Church; Deacon and Supt. of S. S., Caleb S. Hunt.
Methodist Episcopal; West Hingham; organized 1818 ; has a Sabbath School of 81
scholars; John Gardner, Supt.
First Universalist Society; Supt., Edmund Hersey, 2d; 67 scholars and 14
First Baptist; organized in 1828, with 20 members; present number, 161; Mr.
Joshua Thayer, only surviving Deacon; Caleb Marsh, Church Clerk.
First Cong. Unitarian; James Foster, Deacon.
Second Cong. Trinitarian; Nath'l Cushman, S. M. Andrews, Guilford S. Newcomb,
Baptist; Henry Cobb, Ira Chandler, Deacons.
Congregational; organized Oct. 13, 1703, with 87 members; James Wittett, Moses
H. Swift, Deacons.
Protestant Methodist; organized in 1831.
Universalist; organized in 1833.
M. E. Church; organized July, 1865, with 29 members; Daniel Hall, William H.
Briggs, Charles C. Dean, Ezra J. Parlow, Joshua W. Dean, Thomas Bourne, Sumner
Ryder, Amos Hadley, Stewards.
First Congregational; Elijah Ames, Lewis Simmons Deacons ; David P. Hatch, Supt.
North Baptist; Lincoln Damon, Deacon.
South Baptist; Ambrose Magoun, Amos Sherman, Deacons.
Unitarian Church; Hiram Oakman, Benj Hatch, Deacons.
Methodist; Luther Magoun, Benj. Baker, Wm. Baker, Zenas Thomas, John Sprague,
Charles Williamson; Harvey Stetson, Wm. Harrington, Stewards.
Congregational; organized July 27, 1736, as the "First Parish in Rochester;"
Amittai B. Hammond, Nath'l A. Crosby, Noah Hammond, Solomon K. Eaton, Deacons;
S. K. Eaton, chorister; Henry Taylor, Supt. S. School.
First Christian Church; organized about 18,20; was formerly a branch of church
at Long Plain; Joseph Purrington, Wm. L. Bourne, Gideon Barlow, Deacons; Philip
A. Barrows, chorister; Wm. R. Randall, Supt. S. School.
Universalist Church; organized April 2-5, 1859; Ivory Snow, Alden Dexter.
Deacons; James H. Purrington, Supt. Sabbath School.
Friends' Meeting; belonging to Long Plain Preparative Meeting, and to New
Bedford Monthly Meeting.
First Congregational; John W. Hunt, Jeremiah Beals, Joel T. Packard; Deacons;
Francis French, Clerk; Oliver F. Leach, Treasurer.
First New Jerusalem; William Faxon, Henry French, Daniel Crocker, Committee;
Elisha Washburn, Secretary.
First M. E. Church; Bradford Packard, Supt. S. School; John Hall, Clerk; Samuel
South Cong. Church, Campello; George Sawyer, S. F. Packard, Galen Pratt, Cary
Porter Evangelical; Simeon Packard, Elbridge H. Packard, Geo. H. Cushman, S. W.
S. Howard; Deacons.
Second M. E. Church; Sanford Alden, Philip Reynolds, Darius C. Place, George E.
Whitney, Thomas Hathaway, John Montgomery, Uriah Macoy, Edward J. Benner, John
St. Patrick's (Roman Catholic) Church; Rev. T. B. McNulty, Pastor; Arthur
Dimond, Organist; Wm. O'Neil, Chorister; John Owens, Supt. S. School.
First Universalist Society; L. D. Hervey, David Hall, T. L. Gifford, Deacons;
Nelson Mace, Supt.
Friend's Meeting; organized previous to 1658; Nathan T. Shepherd, Clerk of the
Methodist Episcopal; organized 1829; Chas. N. Hinkley, Supt. S. School; Official
Members, Abel Stetson, Hiram Munroe, John D. Mason, Josephus Bryant, John B.
Chandler, Greenleaf Kilbrith; Clerk, Josephus Bryant.
Unitarian; organized in 1712; Peter Salmond, Seth Whitman, Deacons.
Unitarian; Lemuel D. Holmes, Samuel T. Talbot, Deacons; Wm. H. Whitman, Supt. S.
Third Congregational; organized 1801; Timothy Gordon, Jesse Harlow, G. G. Dyer,
Baptist; organized 1809; Peleg Faunce, A. J. Whiting, Deacons.
Congregational; Rufus Wright, Perez Packard, Deacons. Rochester.
First Congregational, Centre; organized Oct. 13, 1703 ; John H. Clark, George W.
Congregational, No. Rochester; organized in 1755; Abner Braley, John B. Dornin,
Christian Baptist, Pine Grove; organized Dec. 11, 1S50; Jonathan Hathaway,
Union Protestant Methodist; organized April, 1806.
Methodist Episcopal; Franklin Damon, Frederick Howard, James Taylor, Michael
Welch, E. P. Welch, G. H. Bates, Judah Chandler, Henry Chubbuck, Wm. Manson,
Unitarian; Ebenezer Stetson, George Tilden, Deacons;
Universalist; incorporated 1812; Stephen O. Jacobs, Clerk.
Wareham. First Congregational; Hiram Barrows, E. N. Thompson, Deacons.
St. Patrick's Church ; Rev. Peter Bartoldi, Parish Priest; James Griffin,
First Cong'l Unitarian; organized 1662; for 167 years it had but three pastors;
F. E. Howard, Deacon; Simeon J. Dunbar, Supt. S. School.
Baptist; organized 1789; Alba Howard, P. E. Hill, Deacons.
Methodist; organized 1841.
Notes About Book:
Source: Plymouth County Directory and Historical Register of the Old Colony,
Middleboro, Mass: Published By Stillman B. Pratt & Company, 1867.
Notes about Online Publication: This manuscript has been ocr'd and heavily
edited. Many of the Native American words have been reproduced as clearly as
online publication will allow us, but not all are exactly the way they were in
the original work. The structure of this manuscript has been changed to allow
better online presentation.