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Subject: [GM-L] First Baptist Church of Plymouth, 1824-1825? Where was the Building?
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 01:23:40 EST
I have found two old deeds from my Moses NICHOLS of Plymouth (MA). One of
these deeds was dated 1824, the other 1825.
The 1824 deed was from the "first Baptist Church and Society in Plymouth" and
he bought "one pew, no. 69 on the ground floor - in the Meeting House in
Plymouth belonging to said Church and Society."
The 1825 deed was from the "Committee and Trustees for the first Baptist
Church and Society in Plymouth aforesaid," and he bought "one pew, no. 68 on
the ground floor in the Meeting House in Plymouth belonging to said Church
Since I live the next town over, I went to Plymouth to try to find the
church. The Town Clerk said it was probably the First Baptist Church in
Plymouth, which is on Westerly Street. I went there, but the "First Baptist
Church (in Plymouth)" is a fairly recent building -- I think the stone said
built in 1961.
However, when I checked the First Baptist Church of Plymouth on line, the
blurb says "Founded 1809." Which would be the right time but the wrong
building for Moses, who bought those pews in 1824 and 1825.
My question, of course, is where WAS the "first Baptist Church and Society of
Plymouth" in 1824-1825? It sounds as if it had two floors, as it mentions
the "ground floor." There were many churches around Plymouth which were sold
by other churches.
I hope to find which church it was ... and go and look at those two pews.
Can anyone help me out with this question?
Thanks! Betty, Middleboro, MA