First Methodist/Halsey Street Methodist Church
Wesley Methodist Chapel

54, 63, 75 Halsey Street

October 1, 1808 -

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The First Methodist church was formed on October1, 1808 when they built the Wesley Methodist Chapel on Halsey Street. The dedication ceremony held on January 1, 1809 was led by the Rev. Ezekiel Cooper. The first full time pastor did not arrive until 1818.

The second church was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1852 at a cost of $16,000. The church was repaired and refurnished in 1881. This church merged with the Central Methodist Church in 1937. The church building was demolished in 1952 and used as a parking lot.

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

Aids destitute members, also assists worthy nonmembers. Has usual church societies: Epworth League, Home and Foreign Missionary Societies.

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Ezekiel Cooper 1808 1810
John L. Hall 1811 1811
Stephen Martindale 1812 1813
J. Van Schoick 1812 1812
John Finley 1813 1814
John Robertson 1814 1815
Joseph Totten 1815 1817
Daniel Moore 1815 1817
John Potts 1815 1817
George Woolley 1816 1817
Edward Page 1816 1817
Joseph Lybrand 1818 1818
William Smith 1818 1818
Stephen Martindale 1821 1821
John Creamer 1822 1823
William Thatcher 1824 1825
Joseph Rusling 1826 1827
John Kennedy 1828 1829
Nathan Porter 1830 1830
John L. Gilder 1830 1830
John J. Matthias 1831 1832
Anthony Atwood 1831 1832
Soloman Higgins 1833 1834
George G. Cookman 1833 1834
John S. Porter 1833 1835
Thomas J. Thompson 1835 1835
John Nicholson 1836 1837
James Ayars 1838 1839
William Roberts 1840 1841
Joseph B. McKeever 1842 1842
Charles B. Whitecar 1843 1844
David W. Bartine 1845 1846
William P. Corbit 1847 1848
Samuel Y. Monroe 1849 1850
Elwood H. Stokes 1851 1852
Samuel Van Sant 1853 1854
Isaac W. Wiley 1855 1856
Crook S. Vancleve 1857 1858
James R. Bryan 1859 1860
William Day 1861 1862
Charles Larew 1863 1865
James M. Freeman 1866 1868
James S. Chadwick 1869 1871
Richard Van Horne 1872 1872
Joseph H. Knowles 1872 1874
Lewis R. Dunn 1875 1877
Jonathan H. Dally 1878 1880
James Montgomery 1881 1883
William Eakins 1884 1886
John Atkinson 1887 1889
Nelson A. McNichol 1890 1893
Charles A. McCormick 1895 1897
Daniel Holleron 1898 1900
Jacob A. Cole 1901 1906
Thomas I. Coultas 1907 1907
James Clayton Howard 1908 <1920>
Raymond W. Ricketts <1925> <1925>
Arthur Lucas <1930> <1940>


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54, 63, 75 Halsey Street 1808 <1940>
     
     
     


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Archive Information (Last Known location)

Records are located at Drew University.
Records, 1809 - 1960 on deposit in the New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, NJ (includes records of predecessor churches)
100th Anniversary
Annual Reports, 1945 - 1960
Church History, 1951
Christmas Card

Sabbath School Anniversary, 1844
Postcards, 186?
Anniversary, Wesley Chapel Young Men's Assoc, 1861
Directory, 1884, 1887, 1892, 1900
Photos, 1936 - 1937