First Presbyterian Church

820 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
973-642-0260

October 1, 1667 - Present

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July 18, 1909 - Church is Dark Though Rents Go On

 

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

Gives relief to its own poor who are members, and to nonmembers with whom it is brought in contact, in connection with the church work. Boys' Clubs, Sunshine Branch, Mothers' Meetings, conducted under the auspices of the church. Chapel open from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Reverends Addresses LDS FHC
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Reverend From To
Abraham Pierson Sr. October 1, 1667 August 9, 1678 (Death)
Abraham Pierson Jr. August 9, 1678 Spring, 1692
John Pruden (d. 1725) August 23, 1692 June 9, 1699
Jabez Wakeman (d. 1704) April 15, 1700 October 8, 1704
Samuel Whittlesey (d.) May 17, 1706 March 31, 1707
Nathaniel Bowers (d. 1716) June 22, 1709 August 4, 1716
Joseph Webb (d.) October 22, 1719 November, 1736
Aaron Burr (d. 1757) December, 1736 Fall, 1755
John Brainerd (d. ) Fall, 1755 May, 1759
Alexander MacWhorter (d. 1807) Summer, 1759 July 20, 1807
Edward D. Grimm (d. ) July 20, 1807 April 27, 1809
James Richards April, 1809 October 29, 1823
William T. Hamilton July 27, 1824 1834
A. D. Eddy August 11, 1835 February 22, 1848
Jonathan F. Stearns December 13, 1849 February 21, 1883
David R. Frazer February 21, 1883 June 16, 1909
William J. Dawson March 25, 1912 1926
William H. Foulkes 1926 1941
Lloyd E. Foster 1942  


Address From To
Broad Street (west side) just north of Branford Place 1667 1708
Broad Street (west side) just south of Branford Place 1708 1791
818, 820 Broad Street (315 1/2 Broad Street, original street numbering) 1791 Present
     


LDS FHC Microfilm #'s

Information Starting Year Ending Year LDS Microfilm #
Various Church Records 1781 1900 0558293
0558295
0558296
0912973
0912974
0912975
0912977
0912978
Session Minutes 1781 1886 0558474
0558475

Archive Information (Last Known location)

These records are in the possession of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA

Church records for 1824 - 1900
Session Minutes for 1781- 1886
Membership Records 1801 - 1833

The Family History Library Catalog has the following information:

1941, the anniversary year : founded in 1666. Present edifice dedicated January 1, 1791

Centennial celebration of the dedication of the First Presbyterian Church, Newark, N. J. : January fourth and fifth, 1891

Church manual for the members of the First Presbyterian Church, Newark, N.J. preceded by a brief history of the church

First Church in Newark : historical discourses, relating to the First Presbyterian Church in Newark. originally delivered to the congregation of that church during the month of January, 1851