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Sep272013

"New" Baptist Church at Roadstown

John Elmer's will dated January 29, 1813:

"I give and bequeath unto the new Baptist Church at Roadstown for the purpose of building the new Baptist meeting house about to be built at Bridgetown one third part of personal estate after my debts are paid."

(souce: Cumberland County Will Books, Volume A, p. 337)

 

He is referring to the Old Cohansey Baptist Church at Roadstown as the new Baptist Church. The soon-to-be-built church in Bridgeton is now known as the Pearl Street Baptist Church.

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