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HISTORY OF THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH.
THE THIRD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in Boston, now usually styled THE OLD South CHURCH, was formed at Charlestown on the 12th and 16th, of the third month, i. e. of May 1669, O. S.
The original members were William Davis,
Richard Trewsdale, Hezekiah Usher,
Theophilus Frarye, afterwards Dea-
Josiah Belcher, Edward Rawson,
Seth Perry, Joshua Scottoe,
James Pemberton, Benjamin Gibbs,
William Dawes, Thomas Savage,
Joseph Davis, Joseph Rocke,
Thomas Thatcher, afterwards chosen Theodore Atkinson,
the first Pastor, * John Wing,
* Mr. Thatcher had been Pastor of the church in Weymouth, Mass., from which he had been dismissed, and had removed to Charlestown, and united with the First Church there, from which he was dismissed to be united with this church at its formation.