Churches of Plymouth County Massachusetts
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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, Treasurer.
Scotland Trinitarian Congregational Church, organized July 4, 1836 ; Ezra Fobes, Deacon.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, (Roman Catholic,) instituted in 1852; Rev. M. T. Maguire, Pastor.
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 Harlow, Deacons.
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, 128.
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 teachers.
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, Deacons.
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. S. School,
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 Clark, Treasurer.
South Cong. Church, Campello; George Sawyer, S. F. Packard, Galen Pratt, Cary Howard, Deacons.
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 Ellis, Trustees.
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 Monthly Meeting.
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. School.
Third Congregational; organized 1801; Timothy Gordon, Jesse Harlow, G. G. Dyer, Deacons.
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. Haskell, Deacons.
Congregational, No. Rochester; organized in 1755; Abner Braley, John B. Dornin, Deacons.
Christian Baptist, Pine Grove; organized Dec. 11, 1S50; Jonathan Hathaway, Deaton.
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, Stewards.
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, Deacon,
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.