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Identifier: historyoftownofw00marv_0
Title: History of the town of Winchendon (Worcester County, Mass.) : from the grant of Ipswich Canada, in 1735, to the present time
Year: 1868 (1860s)
Authors: Marvin, Abijah P. (Abijah Perkins)
Publisher: Winchendon
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
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. Richard Livesey.1838-9. Stephen Cushing.1840-1. Nathan B. Spaulding. 1842. George W. Bates. 1843. John T. Pettee. 1844. Kinsman Atkinson.1845-6. David K. Merrill.1847-8. William Gordon.1849. Howard C. Dunham.1850-1. Philander Wallingford.1852-3. Damon Y. Kilgore.1854. A. Flagg. 1855-6. Silas Piper.1857-8. William J. Hambleton.1859-60 J. W. P. Jordan.1861-2. Thomas B. Treadwell.1863-5. Edward S. Best.1866. William Pentecost. P. S. Previous to 1836. Winchendon Society belonged to Ashburn-ham circuit, which accounts for having two preachers in a year. In 1836,we were made a station. The following, found in the .Town Records, follows properly as anappendix to the foregoing account of the Methodist Episcopal Society.It is entitled, ebenezer richabdsons license to preacu. This may certify that Ebenczer Richardson has applied to us for libertyto preach in our Church, and after examination concerning his gifts, graceand usefulness, we judge him a proper person to be licensed, and we accord-

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HISTORY OF WINCHENDON. 347 ingly authorize him to preach. Signed in behalf of the Quarterly Conferenceheld at Ashburnham. Erastu3 Otis, Presiding Elder. Rindge, July 18th, 1818. Tbis may certify that Ebenezer Richardson, Jr., of Winchendon, is aregular member of a religious Society in Winchendon, called Methodist, andpays there. Stephen Weston, Smykna Greaton,Barzillai Mabtin. Winchendon, Sept. 7, 1S20. THE FARSONAGE. The old parsonage was not owned by the Church, but by an associ-ation of the members formed for the specific purpose. The present par-sonage stands on the old location. It was finished in June, 1864. Thecost was about 82500. It is a residence creditable to the Society.The building committee were Messrs. William L. Woodcock, AaropWinch and William Wilder. The Rev. Mr. Best, who was in chargeat the time, was very efficient in his efforts to secure a good parsonagefor his successors. New parsonages and church edifices are his monu-ments in various places. 4. the north, cong

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