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From: CW Marshall <>
Subject: Harlem Churches & Hospitals - 1860s
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 22:58:36 -0800
I'm looking for what feels like a needle in a haystack, but can anyone tell
me the names of the prominent Protestant churches in the Harlem area in the
1863 to 1869 period? My ancestors were most likely English immigrants so
I'm guessing they most likely would have been Congregational Church
(Puritans), Society of Friends (Quakers), Baptists, Methodists or
Presbyterians if they weren't C of E (Anglican). I would like to locate
the baptismal records for those churches during this 1860s period and also
find out how would I go about accessing/searching those registers.
I would also like to find out what hospitals were in the Harlem area during
this same 1860s period. Would Bellevue General be the closest one? Where
there others that would have been the most likely place where a woman would
go to give birth to a child (other than deliver at home of course, possibly
with the assistance of a mid-wife). My Great-grandfather, Charles MARSHALL
(no middle name), was supposedly born on May 13 anywhere between about 1863
and possible as late as 1869 (1866-68 is the most likely period). I have
conflicting info on his age so this is why I don't have the exact year of
birth. His parents were said to be Jonathan MARSHALL and Sarah REID.
Many thanks for any and all help.
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