A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF METHODISM IN AMERICA 1736-1785

John Lednum
210 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Soft Cover, Reprinted 2008, GN-0248, $45.00

| Return to Homepage |

 

Methodism came to America with John Wesley himself, but did not take foot hold until somewhat later when many of the early pioneer preachers began to hold meetings and form classes along the eastern seaboard. This is the story of those early saints of the church and the work they accomplished in the cities and communities to establish Methodism in America. The story of the early church is told through the eyes of those in the pews as well as the pulpit. In many cases, the families mentioned are over a long period of time. Writing in the late 1800s, John Lednum knew most of these families and the descendants and records these families over several generations. This is a great source of information on the families and churches for about 100 years.

 

Example

“ [page 51] - Mrs. Rebecca Grace at Conventry, who had been a disciple of Mr. Whitefield, but was convinced by reading Mr. Wesley’s sermon of ‘Falling from Grace,’ when she became a fast friend of the Methodists, receiving, and comfortably entertaining the preachers from 1774 to the time of her death in 1800, at which time she was eighty-two years old. She was the founder of Methodism at Coventry. Her daughter Mrs. Potts, and her granddaughters Miss Martha Potts, afterwards the wife of the Rev. Thomas Haskins, and Miss Henrietta [Potts] subsequently the wife of the Rev. Isaac James, were early Methodists. The Coventry society is second in point of age in Chester county [PA], following the Grove.”

 

Surnames Included in This Publication

ABBOTT, ABROGART, ACUFF, ADAMS, AGEE, AIKEN, AIREY, ALFREE, ALLBRIGHT, ALLEN, ALLISON, ALMOND, ALSTER, ANDERSON, ANDRE, ANDREWS, ANGIER, APPLEBY, ARCULARIUS, ARNETT, ARNNATT, ARNOLD, ASBURY, ASHTON, ATKINS, AYARS, AYDOLETT, AYMAR

BACON, BAGNAL, BAGWELL, BAILEY, BAKER, BALDWIN, BALL, BALLARD, BANNING, BARHMAN, BARKMAN, BARNES, BARRABIER, BARRATT, BARRY, BARTINE, BARTLETT, BARTOE, BARTON, BARWICK, BASCOM, BASSETT, BATEMAN, BATT, BAUMBERGER, BAUZEE, BAXTER, BAYARD, BEACH, BEAM, BEARD, BEAUCHAMP, BECK, BECKWORTH, BEDDINGFIELD, BEDFORD, BEDNEFIELD, BELAMY, BELL, BENEZETTE, BENN, BENNER, BENNETT, BENNINGER, BENNIS, BENSON, BETHEL, BICKELL, BIGNELL, BILDERBACK, BILLUP, BIRDSONG, BLACK, BLACKISTON, BLACKMAN, BLAIR, BLAKE, BLUNT, BOARDLY, BOARDMAN, BOEHM, BOISSEAU, BOLINGBROKE, BOMBRY, BOND, BONER, BONHAM, BONNER, BONNETTE, BOORITE, BOOTH, BORDEN, BOSLEY, BOUCHELL, BOUSHELL, BOVINIZER, BOWDEN, BOWEN, BOWMAN, BOWNESS, BOYD, BOYDSTONE, BOYER, BRADBURN, BRADDOCK, BRADLEY, BRADY, BRAINARD, BRAINERD, BRANSFORD, BRAY, BRECKENRIDGE, BREEZE, BRETHOWER, BRICK, BRICKLEY, BRIGGS, BRIGHT, BRISBANE, BRISCOE, BROWDER, BROWN, BRUCE, BRUFF, BRYAN, BRYON, BUDD, BUMUR, BURGESS, BURGIN, BURGOYNE, BURKE, BURKHEAD, BURLING, BURR, BURRAS, BURRELL, BURROWS, BURTON, BUSH, BUSHBY, BUSTION

CAIN, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CALLOWAY, CALVERT, CAMPBELL, CANN, CANNON, CARDEEN, CARLISLE, CARNAN, CARNEY, CARPENTER, CARR, CARROLL, CARSON, CARTER, CARTWRIGHT, CASTLER, CAVENDER, CHAIR, CHAMBERLAIN, CHAMBERLIN, CHAMIER, CHAMPION, CHANDLER, CHARLES, CHASE (CHAVE), CHASTAIN, CHAVE, CHEW, CHILDS, CHORLEY, CHRISTMAN, CLARK, CLARKE, CLAY, CLAYBOURN, CLAYPOLE, CLAYTON, CLENNY, CLOUD, CLOWE, COACH, COCHRAN, COFFEE, COKE, COLE, COLEMAN, COLGATE, COLLINS, COMEGYS, CONNELLY, CONNER, CONNOR, CONOWAY, COOK, COOKMAN, COOMBE, COOPER, CORNBURY, CORNEIL, COSTUS, COTTS, COUTANT, COWLEY, COWLING, COX, CRAIG, CRANMER, CRAWFORD, CREAMER, CREASSEY, CREASSY, CREIGHTON, CRESSAP, CRESSEY, CROFT, CROMWELL, CRONSBERRY, CROOK, CROSS, CROSSFIELD, CROWDER, CRUME, CRUMP, CRYDER, CUMMINGS, CUMMINS, CURRELL, CURTIS

DALLAM, DAMARON, DANDO, DANLEY, DAUGHERTY, DAUGHLASS, DAVENPORT, DAVIDSON, DAVIES, DAVIS, DAWLEY, DAWSING, DAY, DE LANCEY, DE VINNE, DEAMOUR, DEAN, DEBRULER, DEMOUR, DEMPSTER, DENBIGH, DENNIS, DEVEAU, DEW, DICKENS, DICKERSON, DICKINS, DICKINSON, DILL, DILLARD, DISOSWAY, DIXON, DOAL, DOALE, DOBB, DOBE, DODD, DONOHOE, DORSEY, DOTY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGHTY, DOW, DOWBY, DOWERS, DOWN, DOWNING, DOWNS, DRAIN, DRINNON, DRIVER, DRUMGOLE, DUDLEY, DUKE, DULMAGE, DULMEGES, DUNCAN, DUNMORE, DURBIN, DURHAM, DUVALL

EARLY, EARNEST, EASLEY, EASLIN, EASTER, EASTLACK, EBERT, EDMONDS, EDMONS, EDWARDS, EGBERT, ELDRIDGE, ELLIS, ELLSWORTH, ELSBERRY, ELSEWORTH, EMBURY, EMERSON, EMORY, ENNALLS, EPHRAIM, EVANS, EVERETT, EVERHARD

FAIRFAX, FARLEY, FARSON, FAUNTAIN, FEDIMAN, FIDDLER, FIDLER, FINLEY, FINNEY, FIRTH, FISHBURN, FISHER, FISLER, FITZGERALD, FIZZLE, FLEMING, FLETCHER, FLOWERS, FOGGWELL, FOGWELL, FONERDON, FOOKES, FOOT, FORBES, FORD, FORES, FORNERDEN, FORREST, FORRESTER, FORSYTH, FORT, FORWARD, FOSTER, FOUNTAIN, FOWLER, FRAMBES, FRAZIER, FREENY, FRETWELL, FREY, FRICK, FRY, FRYE, FURNESS

GALLATIN, GALLOWAY, GAMBLE, GARDINER, GARNET, GARRETSON, GARRETT, GARRETTSON, GASNER, GATCH, GATES, GEIER, GEORGE, GERBURG, GIBBON, GIBBONS, GIBBS, GIBSON, GIER, GIGER, GILBERT, GILES, GILL, GILMORE, GILPIN, GIRARD, GLENDENING, GLENDENNING, GLOZIER, GODFREY, GOFF (OR GAUGH), GORDON, GORSUCH, GOUGE, GOUGH, GOZELEY, GRACE, GRAIN, GRANDING, GRANGER, GRAUNSE, GRAVES, GRAY, GREEN, GREENTREE, GREGORY, GRIFFIN, GRIFFITH, GRIGG, GRIMES, GROVER, GRUBER, GRYMES, GUEST, GUIER, GUTHREY

HAGANY, HAGARTY, HAGELGANSS, HAGERTY, HAIM, HAIME, HALE, HALIFAX, HALL, HALSTEAD, HAMILTON, HANCOCK, HAND, HANDING, HANLEY, HANSE, HANSON, HARDGROVE, HARDING, HARDISTY, HARDY, HARLAND, HARMER, HARPER, HARRIMAN, HARRINGTON, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARRISS, HARTLEY, HARTLY, HARVEY, HASKIDS, HASKINS, HATFIELD, HAUGH, HAW, HAWES, HAWKINS, HAYS, HEADY, HEARN, HEATH, HEATHER, HEAVENER, HECK, HECKEY, HEISLER, HELLUMS, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HENELISS, HENILESS, HENLEY, HENLY, HENRY, HERBERT, HERMAN, HERNDON, HERSEY, HEW, HICKMAN, HICKSON, HIFLE, HILL, HILLIARD, HINDORN, HINES, HINSON, HINTON, HIRONS, HITCHE, HITE, HITT, HOBBS, HOCKLEY, HODGE, HOFFMAN, HOLDICH, HOLLADAY, HOLLINGSWORTH, HOLSPETER (HOLLOWPETER), HOMES, HOOD, HOOPER, HOPKINS, HOPPER, HORTON, HOSIER, HOWARD, HOWE, HOWEL, HOWELL, HUDSON, HULINGS, HULL, HUMPHRIES, HUNDLEY, HUNGARY, HUNT, HUSTON, HUTCHINSON, HYATT, HYDE

INGELS, INGLES, INZER (ENZER), ISAAC, IVY

JACKSON, JACOB, JACOBS, JAMES, JAQUETTE, JARRATT, JARRETT, JARVIS, JAY, JEAN, JEFFERSON, JEFFRIES, JENKINS, JENNINGS, JESSUP, JEWEL, JEWELL, JOB, JOHNSON, JOLLIFF, JOLLY, JONES, JOY, JUMP

KAIN, KANE, KANKEY, KAUBLER, KEEDING, KELSICK, KENEAR, KENNADAY, KENNARD, KENNEDY, KENNON, KERBERRY, KERN, KETCHUM, KEY, KEYS, KEYSER, KILLINGSWORTH, KIMBLE, KIMBROUGH, KIND, KING, KINGSESSING, KINSEY, KIRKLEY, KNOWS, KOLLOCK, KOWN, KULLUM, KUTT

LACOUNT, LAIRD, LAKE, LAKIN, LAMBERT, LANDRUM, LANE, LANSDELL, LASLEY, LAW, LAWRENCE, LAWS, LAWSON, LAY, LAYDON, LAYTON, LEADBETTER, LEAYCRAFT, LEDBETTER, LEDNUM, LEDWICH, LEE, LEIGHTON, LEONARD, LEVI, LEWIS, LINCOLN, LINDSAY, LIPPETT, LIPPINCOTT, LITTEN, LITTLEJOHN, LIVINGSTON, LLOYD, LOCK, LOCKERMAN, LOCKETT, LOCKWOOD, LONG, LONGACRE, LONGSTREET, LOVEGROVE, LOVINGS, LOW, LOWE, LOWES, LOWRY, LOYD, LUCAS, LUM, LUNSFORD, LUPTON, LUSBY, LYDER, LYNCH, LYONS

MABRY, McCALLISTER, McCANNON, M'CLASKEY, M'CLURE, McCLURE, M'COY, M'GAW, McGEARY, McGLURE, M'KEEL, M'KENDREE, M'KINDREE, McLANE, M'LEAN, M'MASTER, M'NIGHT, M'PHERSON, M'ROBERTS, MADDOX, MADERIA, MAFFIT, MAGARY, MAIR, MAJOR, MALLORY, MALONE, MANLEY, MANN, MANNERS, MANSFIELD, MANSFIELD, MARCHINGTON, MARKS, MARLBOROUGH, MARSHALL, MARTENDALE, MARTIN, MARTINDALE, MASON, MASTIN, MATHER, MATSON, MATTHEWS, MAXEY, MAXFIELD, MAY, MAYNARD, MEAD, MECASKEY, MELVIN, MERCEIN, MERCHANT, MEREDITH, MEREDY, MERRETT, MERRITT, MERRYMAN, MERVINE, MERWIN, METCALF, MICH, MILLEDOLLAR, MILLER, MITCHEL, MITCHELL, MOALE, MODLEN, MOLLOY, MONTGOMERY, MOODY, MOON, MOORE, MOORING, MORETON, MORGAN, MORIARTY, MORRALL, MORRELL, MORRIS, MOSS, MUCH, MULFORD, MUMPIN, MURPHY, MURRY, MYLES, MYRICK

NAILOR, NEAL, NEIZER, NELLUM, NELSON, NEMOUR, NEWCOMB, NEWELL, NEWMAN, NEWTON, NICHOLS, NICOLS, NIGHT, NORTH, NORTON, NUTTER

OAKLEY, OAKS, O'CROMWELL, OGBURN, OGDEN, OGILVIE, O'KELLEY, O'KELLY, OLDHAM, OLIVER, OTTERBEIN, OTTERBINE, OUTLAW, OWEN, OWENS, OWING, OWINGS

PACE, PAIN, PANCOAST, PARAMORE, PARHAM, PARISH, PARK, PARKER, PARKS, PARROT, PARSONS, PARTRIDGE, PASCHALL, PATES, PATRICK, PATTERSON, PATTON, PATTRIDGE, PAUL, PAUP, PAYNTER, PEACOCK, PEDICORD, PEDRICK, PEETS, PEGRAM, PELHAM, PELL, PENN, PENNELL, PENNINGTON, PENTZ, PERIGAU, PERIGO, PERKINS, PERREGOY, PERRIGAU, PERRILL, PETERKIN, PETERS, PETERSON, PETHERBRIDGE, PETTICORD, PETTIGREW, PEW, PHELPS, PHILIPS, PHILLIPS, PHOEBUS, PIGMAN, PILMOOR, PINNER, PIPER, PITMAN, POE, POLEMUS, POLK, POPE, POTTS, POWELL, POYTHRESS, PRESBURY, PRESTON, PRICE, PRIDE, PROBY, PRYOR, PURDIN, PURNELL, PYLE

QUINN

RAGLAND, RAINY, RANCKLE, RANDALL, RANDEL, RANDLE, RANKEN, RANKIN, RAWLSTON, RAYMOND, READ, REDDRICK, REED, REEPLE, REES, REESE, REEVES, REMBERT, RHINEHEART, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RICKARD, RICKARDS, RIDGELY, RIDGLEY, RIGGIN, RINGOLD, RISLEY, RIVERS, ROADS, ROBERDEAU, ROBERT, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBINS, ROBINSON, RODDA, RODENBUCHER, RODMAN, RODNEY, ROGERS, ROHRER, ROLLIN, ROLLINS, ROMER, ROSE, ROSEVELT, ROSS, ROSZELL, ROTH, ROUSE, ROWE, ROWL, ROWLAND, ROWLS, RUCHLE, RUCKLE, RUFF, RUFFIN, RUSH, RUSLING, RUSSEL, RUSSELL, RUTSON, RUTTER, RYDER, RYLAND

ST.JOHN, ST.LEDGER, ST.PATRICK, SANDS, SANNDERS, SAPPINGTON, SARGENT, SAUNDERS, SAUSE, SAWYER, SAXTON, SCHEH, SCHUYLER, SCOTT, SCOTTEN, SEARS, SEAWELL, SEGAR, SELBY, SENNET, SEVERSON, SEWARD, SHACKLEFORD, SHADFORD, SHANEWISE, SHANKLAND, SHARP, SHAVER, SHAW, SHAWS, SHEARER, SHELTON, SHERLOCK, SHIER, SHINN, SHIPPEN, SHIRLEY, SHOCKLEY, SHOEMAKER, SHORT, SHOULTACE, SIGMAN, SIMMERS, SIMMES, SIMMOND, SIMMONS, SIMMS, SINCLAIR, SINGER, SIPPLE, SKILLINGTON, SLAUGHT, SLEEPER, SLUYTER, SMALLWOOD, SMART, SMELTZER, SMITH, SMITHERS, SNETHEN, SNETHER, SNIPE, SOREN, SOUSE, SOUTHWELL, SPAIN, SPARKES, SPARKS, SPARLING, SPED, SPENCER, SPRAGG, SPRATLEY, SPRIGG, SPRY, STANDFORD, STANFORD, STANLEY, STAPLES, STARK, STATEN, STAUGHTON, STEARNS, STEDHAM, STEEL, STEPHENS, STEPHENSON, STERLING, STEWARD, STEWART, STILES, STILLE, STILLINGFLEET, STOCKDALE, STOCKLEY, STOCKTON, STONE, STONER, STOUT, STRADLEY, STRANGE, STRAUGH, STRAWBRIDGE, STRAYDER, STRINGER, STRONG, STROUD, STUBBS, STURGIS, SUCKLEY, SUDLER, SUMMERFIELD, SUPPLEE, SUTTLE, SWAIN, SWIFT, SWITZER, SWOPE

TALBOT, TALLEY, TANNER, TAPER, TAPSCOTT, TATUM, TAYLOR, TEISS, TEN EYCK, TENNANT, TESLEY, TETLAR, TETTLER, THELWELL, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORN, THORNE, THREADGILL, THROCKMORTON, TILDEN, TILLMAN, TINDLE, TODD, TOMLINSON, TOTTEN, TOWNSEND, TOY, TRENT, TRIGLER, TRIPLETT, TSCHUDY, TUCKER, TUNNELL, TURNER, TURPIN, TUSSEY, TWYFORD

URSHELBAUGH

VAIL, VALER, VAN COURTLAND, VAN COURTLANDT, VAN PELT, VANEST, VANLEER, VANMETER, VANNEMAN, VANTULL, VARIAN, VASEY, VENN, VICKAR, VICKARS, VINCENT, VIRDEN

WADE, WAGGONER, WAGONER, WAKELEY, WALKER, WALL, WALLACE, WALLARD, WALLER, WALSH, WALTERS, WALTHEL, WARD, WARE, WARFIELD, WARREN, WASHINGTON, WATKINS, WATSON, WATTERS, WATTS, WAYNE, WEATHERBY, WEATHERSPOON, WEAVER, WEBB, WEBSTER, WEEMS, WELDEN, WELLS, WENTZ, WERTON, WESLEY, WEST, WETHERBY, WHATCOAT, WHEAT, WHEELER, WHITAKER, WHITE, WHITEFIELD, WHITHEY, WHITLOCK, WHITTAKER, WHITWORTH, WILDE, WILDS, WILKINS, WILKINSON, WILLIAMS, WILLIS, WILLITTS, WILMER, WILSON, WIM, WINANT, WINNANTS, WITHEY, WOGLAM, WOLF, WOLFE, WOLSEY (WOLSON), WOOD, WOODLAND, WOODMASSIE, WOODSON, WOODWARD, WOOLLEY, WOOLSEY, WOOLSON, WOOSTER, WORLEY, WORTHINGTON, WRANGLE, WREN, WRIGHT, WYATT, WYTHE

YANCEY, YANCY, YEARBERRY, YEARBRY, YEARGAN, YERBERRY, YOUNG

ZEBLEY

| Return to Homepage |