Asylum Hill Congregational Society formed

06/25/1864 |


At a meeting at West Middle School, 29 people formed the Asylum Hill Congregational Society. C. J. Burnell served as clerk for the meeting. The attendees signed the Society’s articles of association, and they also appointed a building committee that consisted of five people: J. M. Allen, Newton Case, William L. Collins, Samuel Coit, and Henry French.

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In attendance was James H. Roberts, a 15-year-old who would go on to become a foreign missionary in China before returning to Hartford.  Roberts would be presentL1 at the 75th anniversary celebration in 1940.


Swartz, Melva J., “Hill Church Will Observe Anniversary,” Hartford Courant, March 18, 1940, page 1.

Unattributed, “Fiftieth Anniversary of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church,” Hartford Courant, February 14, 1915, page X5

Unattributed, “History of the Hill Church – F. Irvin Davis Gives It in Brief,” Hartford Courant, March 2, 1908, page 4.

Unattributed, “Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Twichell Honored at Anniversary of His Church,” Hartford Courant, March 24, 1915, page 16.

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