A Short History of the First Church of Methuen, Mass. (1729-1929)
Publish Date: 2013-03-05
Author: Frederick D. Hayward
During the 1920s, Rev. Frederick Hayward was active in the Christian League of Methuen and as well as being an avid local historian, writing the Merrimack Valley Fact a Day column for the Lawrence Telegram. In many ways, this exhaustive history of the First Congregational Church of Methuen, Massachusetts mirrors the history of the City of Methuen. It lovingly covers the very early history of the town, the ministers and the various meeting houses, including the splintering and later absorption of the Second Parish, and the many generous endowments of the devoted Congregation members. The Appendix contains a complete census of Deacons and Roster of Members up to 1929.