We think that James Irwin came from Mifflintown, Pennsylvania and may have got to this church.
Westminster/ Mifflintown Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, PA
According to our records, the Mifflintown and Lost Creek congregations in the Presbytery of Huntingdon were originally one church known as the Cedar Spring (sometimes Springs) Presbyterian Church in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. This church dates back to 1759. In 1800, the congregation expanded into two buildings about 8 miles apart to house its growing congregation.
The Lost Creek Presbyterian Church was organized in the town of McAlisterville, PA, while the Mifflintown Presbyterian Church remained in Mifflintown. The congregation was run as one church, sharing a minister and was listed in the General Assembly Minutes of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America as the Mifflintown and Lost Creek Presbyterian Church. In 1875, the congregations split. While the Lost Creek Church still goes by that name, the
Mifflintown Presbyterian Church changed names to Westminster Presbyterian Church.
A search of our catalogs show the following records which contain genealogical
information from Westminster Presbyterian Church deposited in our holdings:
Mifflintown, Pa. Westminster Presbyterian Church. Registers, 1872-1940. 3
volumes. Includes communicants, marriages, baptisms and death records. Call
number: V MI46 M587wr.
Mifflintown, Pa. Westminster Presbyterian Church. Session minutes, 1875-1949.
4 volumes. Call number: V MI46 M587ws.
Sherrard, T. J. Pastoral register, 1869-1902. Register of Rev. Thomas Johnson
Sherrard while pastor at Mifflintown, Brookville, Honey Brook and
Chambersburg, Pa. churches; includes sermon texts: v.1 (Mifflintown, Pa.):
Membership, 1872-1879 -- Baptisms, 1872-1880 --Marriages, 1877-1880. v.2
(Brookville, Pa.): Membership, 1880-1883 --Marriages, 1880-1883 -- (Honey
Brook, Pa.): Membership, 1883-1886 -- Marriages, 1880-1883. v.3 (Honey
Brook, Pa.): Membership, 1888-1889 --Baptims, 1888-1889 -- Marriages, 1888 --
(Chambersburg, Pa.): Membership, 1890-1894 -- Baptisms, 1891-1894 --
Marriages, 1890-1893. v.4 (Chambersburg, Pa.): Membership, 1895-1901 --
Baptisms, 1895-1901 -- Marriages, 1895-1901. Call number: VAULT BX 9225
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Mifflintown, Pa.). Records and minutes. 1950
– 1979. Call number: 97 0923a.
It is the policy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to restrict access to all official records on deposit at the Presbyterian Historical Society that are less than 50 years old. This restriction applies at the national, middle governing body, and congregation level. We administer this restriction in order to protect the rights and privacy of the records’ creators/owners and the privacy rights of the individuals mentioned in the records. If researchers want to access official records less than 50 years old, we require that they secure written permission from the records’ owners.
Westminster in Mifflintown is an active congregation and may still have their early
records. You may wish to contact them directly to see what else may exist:
Westminster Presbyterian Church:
Clerk of Session
208 Lemon St
Mifflintown, PA 17059
A search of our catalogs does not show any records of the Lost Creek Presbyterian Church deposited in our holdings.
The Lost Creek Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church are both active congregations and may still have their records. You may wish to contact them directly.
Clerk of Session
Lost Creek Presbyterian Church
PO Box 91
McAlisterville, PA 17049-0091
Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147