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Families of New Bern
"The families about 150 whereof 72 persons were baptized and in communion. - This is their present state. They originated by means Rev. Wm Burges of Pasquotank who in... preached in these parts and baptized many in the general scheme; but in 1736 were visited by Rev. Mess. Benj Miller and P. P. Van Horn, who proselytized the following persons and formed them into a church Feb. 27 the same year. Their names were Joseph Willis, George Fisher, Abraham Warrin, James Willis, Samuel Willis, James Perdieu, Jacob Miller, Elizabeth Wane, Mary Fisher, Susanna Willis, Mary Warren, Mary Miller. The first minister is the present Joseph Willis. He was ordained by Mess. George Graham and William Fulsher and at the same time became minister of this Church. His wife is Eliz. Simmons by whom he has children Mary, Joseph, Thomas, Caleb, Richard, Jesse, Ephraim."
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