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EARLY RECORDS

FROM

THE

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUMMIT HILL

(TODAY KNOWN AS THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE PANTHER VALLEY)

 

Founded in April 1839, the First Presbyterian Church of Summit Hill was an off-shoot of the First Presbyterian Church of Mauch Chunk, many of its early members having belonged to the Mauch Chunk Church. Both churches are considered daughter churches of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Dunboe at Articlave, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland, since many members had been members of that church (and the 2nd Dunboe Presbyterian at Ballinrees) prior to their emigration to America in the early to middle Nineteenth Century.

 

 

 

For a much more detailed history of the church and congregation, see

The History of the First Presbyterian Church of Summit Hill and Panther Valley

By M. Diane Temples

 

For a short biography of the churches first permanent minister, see

(Coming shortly)

A short biography of Rev. Ashbel Green Harned

By Jack Sterling

 

The following pages are transcriptions from the original pages, the transcription work done by researcher Dan Wilson.

 

Church Records

Members Received

1839-1847

1848-1852

 

Marriages

1850 1857

By Groom

By Bride

 

These following sites were put online by researcher Dan Wilson. All are PDF files (Adobe Acrobat needed for viewing) of the original scanned pages. Some of these are large in size (especially the Session Minutes) and will take time to download, depending on your internet connection. The file sizes are noted for each.

 

Summit Hill Presbyterian Church

Baptisms 1.2 mb

Deaths 143 k

Marriages 600 k

Members 1839-1855 892 k

Retrospective Members List 551 k

Session Minutes 11.2 mb

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Research & Web Page

by

Jack Sterling

July 2004