New 8 November 2005

Copyright Esther Doyle Read

READ FAMILY CONNECTIONS

MINISTERS

The following is a list of individuals who were "ministers of the Gospel" (to use a nineteenth century term). Each one of these ministers was either a Read descendant or married into the family. The list is organized by denomination. If you know of someone who should be on the roll, but who is not here, please contact me with the information at the address below so that they too may be remembered.

 


BAPTIST

Rev. DANIEL VAUGHN
Personal Information:
Husband of 1) Dinah Watkins and 2) Hannah Read, widow of Benjamin Ogden.
Parents unknown.
Born 17 June 1746 in Wales.
Died 29 May 1810 in Knowlton Township, Sussex (now Warren) County, New Jersey.
Buried Union Brick Cemetery, Blairstown Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
Churches served:
Ordained 1785, Knowlton Baptist Church, Knowlton Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
Knowlton Baptist Church, Knowlton Township, Warren County, New Jersey, 1785-1800.
Schooley's Mountain Baptist Church (now Mount Olive Baptist Church), Roxbury Township, Morris County, New Jersey, 1790-1794.

CHRISTIAN

Rev. or Elder BENJAMIN FERRIS SUMMERBELL
Personal Information:
Husband of Elizabeth Martin
Son of James Summerbell and Mary Ferris.
Brother of Rev. or Elder Nicholas Summerbell of the Christian Church.
Born 13 September 1819 in the Town of Peekskill, Putnam County, New York.
Died 12 November 1895 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Buried Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
Churches served:
Naples, Ontario County, New York 1847
Greece, Monroe County, New York 1849 - 1850
Rensselaer County, New York 1852
Swansea Christain church, Swansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts 1857- about 1860
Randolph, Vermont 1860 - 1861 or 1862
Pawtuxt Street Christian Church in Providence, Rhode Island between 1862 - 1865
Milford, Ostego County, New York 1870
Frenchtown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey 1874 -1877
Retired to Lackawana County, Pennsylvania where he ran a general store

Rev. Dr. MARTYN SUMMERBELL, Ph.D., D.D
Personal Information:
Husband of Elizabeth Palmer Corwith, "Lizzie".
Son of Rev. Benjamin Ferris Summerbell and Elizabeth Martin.
Born 20 December 1847 in Naples, Ontario County, New York.
Died 12 September 1939 in Yates County, New York.
Churches and educational facilities served:
Christian Church of the Evangel, Greenpoint (now a part of Brooklyn), Kings County, New York 1866 - 1880
First Christian Church located on Franklin Street in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts 1880 - 1888
Main Street Free Baptist Church in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, associated with Bates College 1888 - 1898
President Starkey Seminary and College, later the Palmer Institute, Lakemont Academy after 1936, closed 1975, Starkey, Yates County, New York, originally associated with the Christian Church, 1898 - 1935.
Retired 1935.

Rev. or Elder JONATHAN S. THOMPSON
Personal Information:
Husband of 1) ) Mary (Unknown), 2) Sarah Haug, 3) Jane Read, widow of George Drake, and 4) Susan (Unknown).
Parents unknown.
Born 1793, Vermont
Died 1866, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
Churches and Mission Fields served:
Vermont 1809 - 1812.
Western New York 1812 - 1824: Broadalbin Christian Church 1814, Galloway Four Corners Christian Church 1814.
Sussex County, New Jersey 1824 - 1828.
First Christian Church of Johnsonburg, Frelinghuysen Township, Warren County, New Jersey, 1828 - 1836.
Swansea Christain Church, Bristol County, Massachusetts, 1843 - 1848 and 1850 - 1851.
Greece, Monroe County New York 1850s - 1866.

METHODIST

Rev. THEODORE SUMMERBELL HAGGERTY
Personal Information:
Husband of Julia LaMonte.
Son of Aaron Haggerty and Euphemia Read.
Brother of Rev. William Harrison Haggerty.
Born 21 May 1843, Blairstown Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
Died 9 September 1898.
Buried Union Brick Cemetery, Blairstown Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
Churches served:
Newark Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Waterloo Methodist Episcopal Church, Byram Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, early 1870s
Johnsonburg Methodist Episcopal Church, Frelinghuysen Township, Warren County, New Jersey 1880 to ?

Rev. WILLIAM HARRISON HAGGERTY
Personal Information:
Husband of Phoebe M. Pitcher.
Son of Aaron Haggerty and Euphemia Read.
Brother of Rev. Theodore Summerbell Haggerty.
Born 1839, Blairstown Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
Died 1915.
Churches served:
Newark Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church..
Finesville Methodist Episcopal Church, Greenwich Township, Warren County, New Jersey, 1864-1865
Oxford Methodist Episcopal Church, Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey 1868-1870.
Butzville Methodist Episcopal Church, White Townsip, Warren County, New Jersey, before 1876.
Harmony Methodist Episcopal Church, Harmony Township, Warren County, New Jersey 1880-at least 1881.

Rev. DANIEL VAUGHN OWEN
Personal Information:
Husband of of Phebe Ann Slocum.
Son of Dugal Owen and Hannah Vaughn.
Born 28 February 1823, New York.
Died 18 July 1897, Schuyler County, New York.
Buried Highland/Mitchell Hollow/Mitchell Cemetery, Town of Montour, Schuyler County, New York.
Churches served:
Odessa, Town of Catherine, Schuyler County, New York, 1850s and 1860s.

Rev. ALVIN RICHARD READ
Personal Information:
Husband of Sarah Ellen Seitz, "Ella".
Son of Jonah Howell Read and Margaret Eliza Read.
Born 28 April 1864, Warren County, New Jersey.
Died 8 February 1953, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
Churches served:
Ordained 1905, Methodist Protestant Church (M.P.)
Ohio Conference.
Stockport M.P. Church, Stockport. Morgan County, Ohio, 1907 - 1912.
Renrock M.P. Church, Renrock, Noble County, Ohio from 1912 - 1916.
Coshocton Circuit Ohio, 1916 - 1918.
Pleasant Valley M.P. Church, Pleasant Valley, Fairfield County, Ohio, 1918 - 1921.
Port William M.P. Church, Port William, Clinton County, Ohio, 1921 - 1925?
Reesville M.P. Church, Reesville, Clinton County, Ohio, 1923 - 1925? Yoked with Port William?
Mt. Vernon, Ohio Circuit, 1925.
Plainfield M.P. Church, Plainfield, Coshocton County, Ohio, 1926 - 1929.
Stockdale M.P. Church, Stockdale, Pike County, Ohio, 1929 - 1931.
Westminister M.P. Church, Westminister, Allen County, Ohio, 1931 - 1934.
Whitehouse M.P. Church, Whitehouse, Lucas County, Ohio, 1934 - 1936.
Mt. Orab M.P. Church, Mt. Orab, Brown County, Ohio, 1936 - 1938.
Martinsville, M.P. Church, Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio, 1938 - 1943.
Methodist Protestant and Methodist Episcopal Churches merge as United Methodist Church 1940.
Retired 1943.

PRESBYTERIAN

Rev. ROBERT JOHNSON BURTT
Personal Information:
Husband of 1) Cynthia Goodyear Bateman and 2) Emily Elizabeth Coursen.
Son of the Rev. John Burtt (Presbyterian, Old School).
Born October 1825, Salem, Salem County, New Jersey.
Died 1906, probably in Frelinghuysen, Warren County, New Jersey.
Churches and Mission Fields served:
Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ordained 1860.
Missionary to the Choctaw Nation in Nebraska, 1853 - 1856.
Missionary to the Omaha Nation in Nebraska, by 1860 - 1867.
Iowa by 1868.
Wodstown Prebyterian Church, Pilesgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey by 1870.
Hope Presbyterian Church, Hope Township, Warren County, New Jersey, 1879 to at least 1881.
Marksboro Presbyterian Church, Frelinghuysen Township, Warren County, New Jersey, 1879 -1896.
Retired 1896.

Rev. Dr. ROBERT LEROY READ
Personal Information:
Husband of Alice Janet Gaines.
Son of Leroy Post Read and Catherine Mary Middleton.
Born 22 February 1933, Lee Park, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Died 5 April 1986, Baltimore City, Maryland.
Buried Oaklawn Cemetery, Lee Park, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Churches served:
Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois; Ordained 1957.
East Brady Presbyterian Church, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, 1957-1967.
Forest Hills United Presbyterian Church, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1967-1973.
Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, Baltimore City, Maryland, 1973-1986.

UNKNOWN DENOMINATION

Rev. GEORGE THOMPSON HUBBARD
Personal Information:
Husband of Unknown.
Son of George Marquis Hubbard and Sarah Jane Thompson.
Great-Grandson of Elder Jonathan S. Thomspon (Christian Church) and Jane Read.
Born 1905, possibly in Monroe County, New York.
Died Unknown.
Churches served:
Unknown.

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