Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church was establish in Scotland and brought to America by the Scots, Scots-Irish and Irish as early as 1640. A second great migration of Presbyterians took place between 1740 and 1758, with Scots-Irish settling in Virginia.

The Mahurin-Hurin family brought their Presbyterian beliefs from Scotland or Ulster during the late 1680s or early 1690s. The family maintained their faith as they settled in Morris Co., New Jersey and Warren Co., Ohio.

The Faucetts may have started out as Virginia frontier Scots-Irish Presbyterians. I have no proof of this yet, but old John Faucett fit the profile of the Scots-Irish pioneer. By the time the Faucetts and Hurins reached Indiana, they were attending the Methodist Church.

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