Marriages and Deaths of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1685-1800

Marriages and Deaths of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1685-1800

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Marriages and Deaths of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1685-1800 - Charlotte Meldrum. The vital records of birth, marriage and death were not kept by civil authorities until after 1800. This collection of vital records kept by churches in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania beginning in 1685, in most cases the only surviving record. Includes Quaker, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Reformed church records. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was formed in 1784 from Philadelphia County. A large number of Quakers arrived in 1682, around the time of William Penn’s arrival. Abington Monthly Meeting was established in 1683. From 1687 to 1710, it was known as Dublin Monthly Meeting. Gwynedd Monthly Meeting was formed in 1714 from Radnor. Horsham was formed in 1782 from Abington. The Baptist records of Pennypack Church began in 1689. By 1776, there were are least ten Lutheran and eight Reformed congregations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Churches included in the book are Abington, Gwynedd, Horsham, Abington Presbyterian, Augustus Lutheran at Trappe, New Goshenhoppen Reformed and Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Great Swamp, Indian Field or Indian Creek and Faulkner Swamp. (1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 242 pp. 101-M0065 ISBN: 1585490652