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Rev. William Young was born in 1809 in Ontario and was received on trial in 1831 at Cavan

Charges:

1833 Asphodel Twp., 1835 Lindsay/Cavan, 1841-1843 Colborne (NorthumberlandCty), 1843 Norwood, 1843-1844 Colbourne District, 1846 Lindsay, 1851-1853 Brampton, 1854-1855 Bradford, 1858-1859 Trenton (retired),

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Before 1842, the Methodists in Asphodel were served by ministers on a Peterborough circuit. Services were held in homes.

The Wesleyan Methodists built the first church in Norwood in 1836 under the leadership of Rev. William Young, who came to the Asphodel Mission in 1833 as first resident minister. He held services in homes and churches and served eighteen congregations in Asphodel, Dummer, Otonabee, Belmont, Percy and Seymour. It is recorded that he owned the first buggy in Asphodel.

The Trustees of this first church were: James Becket, Peter Pearce, Pat Connon, Joseph Metcalfe and OliverBuck. Three succeeding churches have been built in Norwood to accommodate Methodist and now United Chruch families from the surrounding area of Aspodel and Dummer.

The Methodist Church in Hastings was built of brick in 1863 at a cost of $2,500, and with repairs, alterations and additions still serves the needs oif the United Church in the village and surrounding areas of Asphodel and Percy

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Rev. G.S. Cassmore  Primitive Methodist

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1905-1908 Paisley St Guelph (Wellington Cty), 1919-1923 Ebenezer/Nassagaweya (Halton Cty)

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Rev. George I. Stephenson 1905 ordained

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1917-1918 Ebenezer/Nassagaweya (Halton Cty)

Christian Guardian – Births – Stephenson Twin daughters were born on Jan 11 1923 to Rev and Mrs Stephenson of Stirton

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Rev. Richard B. Rowe was born in 1842 in Cornwall England and died on Oct 20 1922 in Hamilton Ontario. He was buried in St. Catherine’s beside his first wife and mother of his children.

In 1870 he came to Canada.

In 1866 he married Mary A. Chirgwin who died in 1918 in Hamilton Ontario.

In 1920 he married Emma Jane Boyle of Hamilton Ontario, Christian Guardian Late Rev. Richard B. Rowe born Cornwall England over 80 years ago, married 1866 Miss Mary A. Chirgwin (died 4 years ago Hamilton Ontario). Married 1920 Mrs Emma Jane Boyle of Hamilton Ontario died Oct 20 1922 Hamilton Ontario buried St. Catherine’s beside 1st wife and mother of his children. He was survived by wife, 1 son James S. of Brantford Ontario, 3 daughters: Mrs Christopher Fry of Norwich, Mrs Rev W.H. Barraclough of Lindsay, and Mrs Warren Fry of St. Thomas ON (another daughter Lucy died 33 years ago)

Charges:

1904 Ebenezer/Nassagaweya (Halton Cty)

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Rev. Donald C. McKenzie M.A.

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1877-1879 Ebenezer/Nassagaweya (Halton Cty), 1880 Corwhin Puslinch Twp. (Wellington Cty)

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Rev. Charles Childs  was born in 1824 and died in 1854. He was received on trial in 1845 at Raleigh Mission New Connexion

Charges

1846 Crosby/Elizabethtown, 1847 Welland Canal, 1848 London, 1849-1850 Ebenezer/Nassagaweya (Halton Cty), 1851-1852 Whitchurch, 1853-1854 Barton,

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