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Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church - Darlington PA

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A small group of Scotch-Irish settlers in Beaver County organized a Presbyterian congregation in about 1797. They were led by the Reverend Thomas E. Hughes, a graduate of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University). They initially held services in a tent at “Mount Pleasant,” in what is now Wilson’s Cemetery near New Galilee. The congregation moved several times in the coming years until they finally built a church in the settlement of Greersburg (later known as Darlington) in about 1810. A new church (shown above) was built on Market Street in 1861. This church was in use for over a century until it was severely damaged by a severe storm in 1963. The building was subsequently torn down and replaced with a modern edifice at the same location. (c1961) Full Size


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  1. Hello. I am researching family who attended your church 1802 – ? Robert + Rachel Boyd attended the Mt. Plesant Church (sp. from their son, Rev. Robert Boyd’s book “Personal Memoirs”) in Greersburg, PA (Darlington). Rev. Thomas Hughes was the minister. The Boyd family lived 5-6 miles NW of Greersburg. I enjoyed reading the history of your church and am glad to see you are still there!

    Do you have old parishoner records?

    Thanks very much,
    Cary Boyd

    Cary Boyd · 09/03/2019 11:33 AM · #

  2. Cary, lets connect. This was my church and I have some records and contacts.
    Jim Dunlap

    Jim Dunlap · 09/05/2019 07:48 PM · #

  3. Jim,
    I happened to do a search and saw your response, how kind! I would love to contact anyone who could help me with this family. I would be willing to hire someone and would love to hear from you.
    Cary

    Cary Criss · 09/18/2019 01:11 PM · #

  4. Cary,
    Here are my Boyd family connections:
    William Boyd, B-1814, D-1860. Married Mary Dunlap, B-1820
    Stuart R. Boyd, B-1838, D-1923
    William D. Boyd, B-1841
    Charles W. Boyd, B-1850

    Send me your contact info and I will send you more, plus the family tree.

    Regards,
    Jim Dunlap

    Jim Dunlap · 10/04/2019 04:55 PM · #