First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

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First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

Description

Presbyterians began gathering for worship in Philadelphia in 1692, sharing a building known as the "Barbadoes Warehouse” at Second and Chestnut streets with Baptists and Congregationalists. In 1698, the congregation officially organized as the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. Six years later, the congregation moved to High Street (now Market Street) at the corner of Bank Street, and built the first Presbyterian church building in the city, known as “Old Buttonwood.” Both the first American presbytery and the first synod met in this church building. In 1820, the church moved to a new building on the south side of Washington Square where it remained until the late 1920s, when it moved to 15th and Locust streets. In 1949, First and Second Presbyterian Churches united as First with the congregation moving into the Second Presbyterian Church building at 21st and Walnut streets, where the congregation continues today.

Records scanned for this project include congregation minutes, pew records, and lists of burials.

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First Presbyterian Church

Collection Items

Record of people buried at First Presbyterian Church who were unaffiliated with any parish between 1st of May 1797-1st of May 1798. Each burial listing includes the date, name of individual, and amount paid to First Presbyterian Church for burial.

Item is a record of dates, financial transactions, & services rendered for the construction of First Presbyterian Church on Market and Bank Streets.

Loose manuscript includes burial & financial information relating to First Presbyterian Church spanning the years May 1st 1796 – May 1st 1797 such as persons buried and cash for the burial ground. Each burial listing includes date of burial, name of…

Correspondence relating to the illness of Rev. Dr. John Ewing and the call of Rev. Dr. Samuel Miller.

Contains all of the minutes of the committee for regulating pews for the aforementioned years. Each meeting is separated by a line and includes a brief description of the meeting time, place, and names of the committee members present.

Bound manuscript with some loose pages that list all of the individuals associated with Christ Church between 1774-1803.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews between 1783-1785.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for year 1787.

Lists pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for in 1789.

Lists pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for in 1790.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews between 1791-1792.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews between 1793-1794.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews between 1794-1795.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews in 1796.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews in 1798.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews between 1798-1799.

List pew holders, what pews rented, the cost of pews rented, and date paid for pews between 1799-1800.

Bound manuscript includes financial and personal information consisting of contributions by individuals for rebuilding First Presbyterian Church on Market Street from 1793-1796. Each listing includes names of donors and amount given for rebuilding…

Bound manuscript includes financial and personal information consisting of contributions by individuals for rebuilding First Presbyterian Church on Market Street. Each listing includes name of donor and amount given for rebuilding church.

Loose pages details burials occurring at First Presbyterian Church, in chronological order by date from May 9th 1799 – May 9th 1800. Each burial listing includes the date of burial, name, name of deceased, age of death, and the amount paid to Church…

Loose pages include dates of burials, names of deceased, cause of death, and cost of burials at First Presbyterian Church between Sept. 11th 1793 through May 1799.

List of subscribers for Rebuilding the First Presbyterian Church on Market Street v. 1796 is a bound manuscript that lists individuals from 1796 who chose to pay a subscription fee to help rebuild the church on Market Street.
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