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Title Church Records
Dates of Creation 1762-1863
Scope & Content The church series includes material relating to Vermont churches and church related individuals. Most of the material refers to Bennington's Old First Congregational Church and includes an early, original membership list ca. 1762, enrollees in a singing school, contributors to support the minister, and a print from a book depicting the earliest church building attributed to an original by Eliza Haswell Clark. Other items in the series refer to early churches in Castleton, Rutland, Arlington, and West Halifax, Vermont. There is a Sunday School topic calendar by Phineas Bailey and individual material attributed to or about the Reverend Lemuel Haynes, and Bishop of the Vermont Episcopal Church John Henry Hopkins. Also a Christmas card by Reverend Purcell L. Dow.
Administrative/Biographical History As the first organized church n Vermont Bennington's Old First Congregational Church is widely known for the founders, design, and cemetery adjoining the building.
Search Terms St. James' Episcopal Church (Arlington, Vt.)
Old First Congregational Church (Bennington, Vt.)
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.105