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Henry Fulton

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Henry Fulton

Birth
Death
14 Jul 1874 (aged 75)
Burial
Stewartstown, York County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – The early history of this church is connected with the "Union Associate Church of Mechanicsburg." At a meeting held October 22, 1839, it was determined to erect a church to be used by different Christian denominations. The first vestry consisted of Henry Anstine and Samuel Baird, to represent the Methodist Protestant denomination; Gen. Archibald Steele Jordan and Henry Fulton, the Presbyterian; Joseph Leib and Jacob Waltemeyer,the Baptist, and Adam Ebaugh and Michael Kurtz, the Reformed and Lutheran. Deeds for the land were executed by George Anstine and wife, William Griffith and wife and Henry Ebaugh. On this land, which cost $45, a house of worship, which is still standing, was built, at a cost of $1,200. Benedict Meads was the largest contributor, $50. Judge Ebaugh who, at that time, was a member of the State senate, received some valuable contributions to the church form his fellow members. This building continued to be used by several denominations for a number of years. In 1844 Rev. Stephen Boyer, of York, organized the Presbyterian congregation with David K. Ebaugh and Archibald Thompson, as elders. Some of the first members were James Anderson, James Smeaden, Dr. Henry Ebaugh, Miss Jane Jordan (afterward Mrs. Dr. Free), Robert Gemmill and James Jordan. The last two became elders. Rev. S. Hume Smith became stated supply of the church June 17, 1845, and became full pastor June 21, 1851. In 1848 the membership was thirty-eight. The pastor died February 4, 1857; he was a graduate of Jefferson College and a very
efficient clergyman.

The congregation continued to worship in the Union Church until 1862, when the present brick building was erected, for which two acres of land were conveyed by Nicholas Richey for $105. The church land was conveyed to Robert Gemmill, Levi Zellers, William Fulton, Henry Fulton, Henry Hammond, David Anderson and Dr. John L. Free, trustees. Robert Gemmill contracted to build the church for $2,400, but was a loser.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – The early history of this church is connected with the "Union Associate Church of Mechanicsburg." At a meeting held October 22, 1839, it was determined to erect a church to be used by different Christian denominations. The first vestry consisted of Henry Anstine and Samuel Baird, to represent the Methodist Protestant denomination; Gen. Archibald Steele Jordan and Henry Fulton, the Presbyterian; Joseph Leib and Jacob Waltemeyer,the Baptist, and Adam Ebaugh and Michael Kurtz, the Reformed and Lutheran. Deeds for the land were executed by George Anstine and wife, William Griffith and wife and Henry Ebaugh. On this land, which cost $45, a house of worship, which is still standing, was built, at a cost of $1,200. Benedict Meads was the largest contributor, $50. Judge Ebaugh who, at that time, was a member of the State senate, received some valuable contributions to the church form his fellow members. This building continued to be used by several denominations for a number of years. In 1844 Rev. Stephen Boyer, of York, organized the Presbyterian congregation with David K. Ebaugh and Archibald Thompson, as elders. Some of the first members were James Anderson, James Smeaden, Dr. Henry Ebaugh, Miss Jane Jordan (afterward Mrs. Dr. Free), Robert Gemmill and James Jordan. The last two became elders. Rev. S. Hume Smith became stated supply of the church June 17, 1845, and became full pastor June 21, 1851. In 1848 the membership was thirty-eight. The pastor died February 4, 1857; he was a graduate of Jefferson College and a very
efficient clergyman.

The congregation continued to worship in the Union Church until 1862, when the present brick building was erected, for which two acres of land were conveyed by Nicholas Richey for $105. The church land was conveyed to Robert Gemmill, Levi Zellers, William Fulton, Henry Fulton, Henry Hammond, David Anderson and Dr. John L. Free, trustees. Robert Gemmill contracted to build the church for $2,400, but was a loser.

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  • Created by: James Mayfield
  • Added: Jun 2, 2014
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130751810/henry-fulton: accessed ), memorial page for Henry Fulton (21 Apr 1799–14 Jul 1874), Find a Grave Memorial ID 130751810, citing Stewartstown Presbyterian Cemetery, Stewartstown, York County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by James Mayfield (contributor 47870338).