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Darlington Reformed Presbyterian Church/Cemetery - Darlington PA

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In 1847, after a dispute involving the issue of slavery, about two-thirds of the members of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Darlington broke away to form their own church. They were led by the Reverend A. B. Bradford and they erected a building in Darlington, which they called the Free Presbyterian Church. A cemetery was also established beside the church. In 1867 the congregation aligned themselves with the Reformed Presbyterians and became known as the Darlington Reformed Presbyterian Church – usually called the “Brick Church” or “Red Brick Church.” (c1900) Full Size


The first major addition was made to the rear of the building in 1954-55, which added Sunday school rooms, a pastor’s study, restrooms, and a kitchen. The congregation, which celebrated its 100th anniversary as a Reformed Presbyterian church in 1967, is still in active service today. (c1970)


The Irish-born Reverend Alexander Savage (1851-1931) took over as pastor in 1877, and served in that capacity for the next fifty-three years until he passed away at the age of eighty in 1931. He also served as pastor of another Reformed Presbyterian congregation near New Galilee that was usually called the “White Church.” (c1895)


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  1. My father (Fred Elder) and Grandfather (Chalmers Elder) went to this Church.

    Peter Elder · 09/14/2014 07:48 PM · #

  2. My Grandmother was Ila (Ramsey) Buck, a daughter of Nathan Ramsey and I believe a sister of your Grandmother Edith (Ramsey) Elder. I have been looking for info regarding your Grandparents Place of burial and also info on their 5 sons and wives ie. where they are now. Hope I have the correct family! Thanks Steve

    Steven Weller · 05/21/2015 07:12 PM · #

  3. Steven,
    My Father passed away in 2015. He and my mother are buried at Seceder Cemetery in Darlington PA. My Grandfather (Chalmers) and Grandmother (Edith) are buried there along with their parents and grandparents going back many generations.

    Peter Elder · 01/27/2016 09:53 AM · #

  4. A few years ago I found that my 3rd gr grandparents Jonathan and Hadassah Rhodes are buried in the church graveyard, as well as a number of other Rhodes ancestors of mine. I would love to know if old church records exist and especially old marriage records.

    Vicky Corbin · 02/06/2016 07:49 PM · #

  5. I’m doing research on my Brittain family. My great great grandparents John Brittain and Margaret Ann Rhodes Brittain, as well as my great grandfather Gustavus Adolphus Brittain are buried in the church cemetery. Are there any old church records of births, baptisms, or marriages that might exist?

    Liz Brittain Braun · 02/28/2016 05:00 PM · #

  6. My son was baptized at this church in1987
    He now needs a copy of that certificate . How can he access a copy of that certificates? Is there a contact number of the records from this church?

    Susan Jennngs · 05/17/2016 10:43 AM · #

  7. My son was baptized at this church in1987
    He now needs a copy of that certificate . How can he access a copy of that certificates? Is there a contact number of the records from this church? My telephone number is 724-513-7699 thank you

    Susan Jennngs · 05/17/2016 10:44 AM · #

  8. We are looking for records of our ancestors who are buried here and attended this church. Who would I speak to or where would I look for old marriage, birth and death records?

    Information specifically pertaining to the Hannah and Courtney families.

    Many thanks
    Dan

    Daniel Shoemaker · 04/06/2017 08:56 PM · #