Tag: Centenary Methodist Episopal Church

  • History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church

    History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church

    From The Centennial History of Camden Methodism, 1909 1809 was truly the “annus mirabilis.” That year chronicles the advent of the immortal Alfred Tennyson, the never-to-be-forgotten Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Grand Old Man, William Ewart Gladstone, and the best type of American manhood that ever lived — Abraham Lincoln. These facts alone would have made…

  • James E. Bryan

    James E. Bryan

    Dr. James Edmund Bryan, born on September 9, 1869, in Maryland, was the son of Reverend James Edmund Bryan and Anna Virginia Smith Bryan. He obtained his degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1890. After graduating, he embarked on a career in education, working as a teacher and principal in Michigan and…

  • Religious History of Camden

    Religious History of Camden

    From George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886 Newton Friend’s Meeting About the year 1800, when the general opening of roads made it no longer important to be on the water, Newton Friends determined to move from their old meet­ing-house on Newton Creek to a place more central; and in Fourth Month,…