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See Branches of Plymouth Brethren to explain abbreviation types (although in short: OB (& TW-P) are Halls & Chapels within the "open brethren" (although GH's (generally) maintain a separate network from the Chapels). EB/TW/TW-N are "Careful" Brethren (similar to OB Halls), and BC are (generally) independent community churches with early or indirect PB influence, and will (usually) not consider themselves "Brethren").  AA/CA refers to assemblies of African or Caribbean origin, or predominant demographic, although all ethnicities are overly welcome in any assemblies.

The above primer link expands on the abbreviations, and also contains introduction to this (and other) sheets within the overall History. There have been scores of branches with their own distinctive networks and strengths within the history of the PB, and dadmany branches continue to flourish today, and while no assembly or gathering is identical to the others, each is thought to maintain a fervent desire for simplicity in gathering around the Lord Jesus, though practices and secondary doctrines may vary culturally and/or preferentially as autonomous (yet inter-dependent) local churches.

Assemblies are sorted geographically, and will, D.V., eventually have further history within. Red links on Brethrenpedia are presently undeveloped, and blue links contain data. Appreciate patience with our progress, and if you'd like to help, please contact any of the editing team, preferably via social media. Also see Connecticut history for more on the OB history.

North Central CT (Hartford metro)

Hartford County

Bristol

  • Bristol Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1983-2022+
    • hive from Cheshire Bible Chapel
    • @ Bristol Boys and Girls Club: 105 Laurel St. +1989-2013+; 45 Fox Run Rd.(?) 2013; 18 Academy St. 2014-present;
    • c/o Brian Sorel +1989-2022+; Nick Dalfino 2013; Dan Symolon 2014-2022+;
  • Bristol Gospel Hall, CT (Italian OB) +1936-1998; (OB) 2014-2022+
    • @ 8 Dudley St. +1936+; 89 N. Main St. +1941-1943+; 16 Summer St. +1947; 54 Talmadge St. 1948-1998; home of Nick Dalfino, 45 Fox Run Rd. 2014-2021;
    • c/o Antonio Barbati +1936-1943+ (b. 1895 San Basile, Cosenza, Italy - d. 1968 Meriden, New Haven, CT). Settled in Hartford in 1913. Occupation in 1928 as a printing press operator, living at 90 Heath St., Hartford. Naturalized in 1933, while living at 96 View St., Bristol. Scars on the right side of his forehead, and on his right cheek. 1940 was a land surveyor. Wife: Rosina "Rose" Pugliese Barbati (b. 1895 San Basile, Cosenza, Italy - d. 1988 Meriden, New Haven, CT), settled in 1913 in Hartford. Rose's naturalization in 1943 was witnessed by Rose Colella @ 37 Gridley St., Bristol, and Rose Cristofaro @ 45 Melrose St., Bristol. Children: Christopher (b. 1923 Waterbury, CT), Esther (b. 1924 Waterbury, CT), Ruth (b. 1928 Hartford, CT), Mary (b. 1930 Bristol, CT), Joshua (b. 1933 Bristol, CT).
    • c/o Domiano Colella +1947-1963; (b. 1889 Italy). +1917-1920, he was employed as a laborer at the Waterbury Mfg. Co., and relocated to Bristol in 1921. Naturalized in 1947 while living at Hartford, arrived in 1907.
      • Damiano Colella +1947-1955; Domiano Colella 1956-1963;
    • c/o Carmello Ferraro 1964, 1969-1991 (b. 1891 Naro, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy - d. 1987 Bristol, CT). Son of Calogero Ferraro (b. 1880 Calascibetta, Enna, Sicilia, Italy - d. 1974 Naro, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy) & Giovanna Marrone Ferraro (b. 1881 Calascibetta, Italy - d. 1974 Italy). Wife: Grace Morgana Ferraro (b. 1904 Italy - d. 1965 Bristol, CT).
      • Carmelo Ferraro 1964; Caomelo Ferrone (sic?) 1966-1968; Carmelo Ferraro 1969-1991;
    • c/o D. Cristofero 1965;
    • Alfonso H. DiLiberto, Sr. 1992-1998 (b. 1918 Waterbury, CT - d. 2001 Farmington, Hartford, CT). Son of Dominick DiLiberto (b. 1875 Italy) & Concetta DiLorenza DeLorey DiLiberto (b. 1883 Italy). Wife: Calogera "Lena" F. Ferraro DiLiberto (b. 1919 Bristol, CT - d. 2006 Southington, CT), daughter of Carmello Ferraro & Grace Morgana Ferraro (see above).
    • Nick Dalfino 2014-present (b. 1927)
      • Nick was raised at Bristol Gospel Hall, then moved to Hartford Gospel Hall in the 1940's or 1950's, then the TW's, then returned to Hartford Gospel Hall, Bristol Bible Chapel, then started a meeting in his house, he is presently living at a nursing home.

Enfield

  • Fellowship Bible Chapel, CT (OB) +1986-1999
    • hived from Prospect Bible Chapel.
    • @ Masonic Temple, 141 Orchard St., Ellington +1986-1992; 325 Hazard Ave., Enfield 1993-1999
    • c/o Tim Brown (@ Ellington +1986-1987, @ Enfield 1988-1993, @ Somers 1994-1999). Tim is a son of Alexander Brown (1918-2005), an early correspondent of Prospect Bible Chapel;

Hartford

  • Albany Avenue Gospel Hall +1941-1948+
    • @ 57 Albany Ave.
    • c/o Joseph DeLuca (?)
  • Broad Street Gospel Hall 1967-1984+; +1993-2013
    • 685 Broad St.
    • c/o Nicholas "Nick" Vendetta 1967-1982 (b. 1907 Hartford, CT - d. 1992 West Hartford, CT). Son of Francesco Venditto (b. 1865 Campobasso, Molise, Italy) & Marie Teresa DiBiase Venditto (b. 1872 Baranello, Campobasso, Italy). Wife: Rose Adeline Parker Vendetta (b. 1913 Hartford, CT - d. 1980 CT), daughter of Bert Elmer Parker (b. 1888 Elmore, Lamoille, VT - d. 1957 Hardwick, Caledonia, VT) & Bertha Maude Bailey Parker (b. 1893 VT).
    • Matthew J. Brescia 1984
    • Richard C. Sirois @ Wethersfield +1993-2012 (b. 1938)
    • Nick Dalfino +2007-2013 (b. 1927)
    • moved in 2014 to Bristol Gospel Hall.
  • Charter Oak Gospel Hall, CT (Italian OB) 1948-1996
    • @ 49 Charter Oak Ave.
    • c/o Nick Vendetta 1948+; Joseph DeLuca +1950-1954; Matthew J. Brescia 1985-1996;
    • became Newington Gospel Hall in 1996.
  • Farmington Avenue Gospel Hall +1933+, +1954-1966;
    • @ 464 Farmington Ave.
    • c/o Nick Vendetta +1954-1966
  • Park Street Gospel Hall +1926-1927+
    • @ 435 Park St.
    • c/o Nathan Joseph Reager @ 86 Seymour (b. 1873 N.Y. - d. 1933). Son of Leon Reager & Henriette Backer Reager (b. 1848 Germany). Wife: Sarah "Sadie" Jane Coote Reager (b. 1873 Wilbraham, MA - d. 1928 Hartford, CT). 1917 Clerk @ Underwood Typewriter. Children:
      • Ruth H. Reager (b. 1905 CT - d. 1969 Hartford, CT)
      • Alice F. Reager Andrews (b. 1905 CT - d. 1996 Norwich, New London, CT)
      • Gordon Nathan Reager (b. 1908 CT - d. 1996 Willow Grove, Montgomery, PA, buried @ Bryn Mawr).
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 50 in fellowship (20 men, 30 women) including 4 S.S. teachers, presiding over 27 children (for a total of 77 in 1926). The Hall was a rented facility (with $588.61 in expenses), and $689.00 ($582 home & $107 foreign fields) was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.


  • Whitmore Street Gospel Hall +1933-1950+
    • @ 51 Whitmore St. +1933+; 53 Whitmore St. +1936-1950+
    • c/o Nick Vendetta +1936-1947; 1950;
  • Windsor Street Gospel Hall +1936+
    • @ 73 Windsor St.
    • c/o G. DeLuca

  • Hartford Gospel Hall, CT (OB) 1910's-1984; 1993-2012+
    • @ 435 Park St. +1927+; 51 Whitmore St. +1933+; 1st floor, 53 Whitmore St. +1936-1950+; 464 Farmington Ave. +1954-1966; 685 Broad St. 1967-1984; 1993-2012+;
    • c/o Nathan Joseph Reager @ 86 Seymour St. +1927+ (1873-1933); Nick Vendetta @ Windsor +1936-1947; 1950-1982; Matthew J. Brescia 1984; Richard Sirois @ Wethersfield 1993-2012+; Nick Dalfino 2007-2012+
  • Newington Gospel Hall, CT (Italian OB) 1928-1996; (English OB) 1996-2022+
    • Hartford Italian Assembly Hall 1928-1996; Charter Oak Gospel Hall 1948-1996/1998
    • @ 464 Farmington Ave. +1933+, 73 Windsor St. +1936+; 57 Albany Ave. +1941-1948+; 49 Charter Oak Ave. +1950-1975/1983; 345 E. Cedar St. 1996-present;
    • c/o G. DeLuca +1936+; Joseph DeLuca +1941-1954; Matthew Brescia @ West Hartford 1955-1967; Matthew J. Brescia @ Windsor 1968-2022;
    • also see NGH's website
    • Matt Brescia's father, George Brescia, was saved in 1921 at Philadelphia, fluent in both Italian and English, and joined the assembly in Philadelphia initially. Around 1928, a crowd of Italians (40-50) were saved in tent meetings in Hartford, and blessing was granted from brethren in Philadelphia to start an Italian hall in Hartford, of which George Brescia was involved, along with his twin brother Joe, and another brother Matt. Another would be Mike Magnal. At some juncture, the assembly became half Italian-speaking, and half English-speaking, and by 1996, services were completely in English.
    • In 1944, in Hartford, Cecile Louise Marr was unwilling to take "unqualified oath of allegiance" to the U.S. as "a member of a religious section known as Plymouth Brethren", as did Damiano Colella, Mary Josephine De Santis,

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  • Hartford preaching point (EB) +1901-1903+
    • c/o Phebe Ursula Plummer (b. 1838 ME - d. 1903 Hartford, CT). Phebe's husband was Oliver Ambrose Plummer (b. 1834 Sandwich, Carroll, N.H. - d. 1905 Chelsea, Suffolk, MA), a shoemaker. He was also a Civil War veteran who enlisted May of 1861, and discharged July of 1864, a member of Gen. Lander's G.A.R. Post #5 of Lynn, MA.
  • Prospect Bible Chapel, CT (OB) Late 1800's/1909-2022+
    • Gospel Hall Society +1926-1934; Scripture Truth Church 1934; Prospect Gospel Chapel / Hartford Gospel Chapel 1934-1983; Prospect Bible Chapel 1983-present;
    • @ City Mission buildings, 234 Pearl St. +1904+; Asylum St. 1907+; Room 10, 17 Haynes St. +1926-1927+; 576 Prospect Ave. 1934-present;
    • c/o Duncan McNicol Surgenor +1926-1940 (b. 1886 Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scot. - d. 1940 Hartford, CT). Emigrated 1920. Son of William Surgenor (b. 1855 Ballydaniel, Cork, Ireland - d. 1919 Hartford, CT) & Euphemia "Effie" McNicol Surgenor (b. 1856 Craignish, Argyleshire, Scot.). Wife: Catherine Muir Surgenor (b. 1885 Glasgow, Scot.), daughter of John Muir (b. 1855 Walston, Lanark, Scot.).
      • Children:
        • Annie Muir Surgenor Fraser (b. 1910 Scot. - d. 1974 Orcas, San Juan, CA), married Neil McCormick Fraser (b. 1902 - d. 1974 Orcas, CA). Annie must have lived in Victoria, B.C. for a time prior to her wedding. Neil was living in Detroit, MI in 1936 when they were married at Duncan & Effie's home on Fairfax Ave., West Hartford, CT, the service officiated by Robert Oliver of Holyoke, MA. They settled first in 1936 at Alexandria, [{Michigan|MI]]. Neil was a commended worker many years serving the assemblies.
        • Euphemia "Fay" McNicol Surgenor Smart (b. 1912 Scot. - d. 2002 Pittsboro Christian Village, Chatham, N.C.). In 1938, while living in Toronto, where they settled, Fay married John Paul Smart (b. 1906 Scot. - d. 1975 Oak Park, Cook, IL). The forementioned Robert Oliver performed the wedding ceremony, Mrs. C. Ernest Tatham performed the wedding music, Neil Fraser was best man, and their honeymoon was in Muskoka Lakes, ON. John Smart was, in 1941, one of three cofounders of what is now Emmaus Bible College. He was the son of Peter Smart (b. 1880 Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scot. - d. 1963 Victoria, B.C.) & Amelia Janet Watson Kemp Smart (b. 1882 Perth, Perthshire, Scot. - d. 1969 Oak Bay, B.C.).
      • In 1891, William (Duncan's father) was employed as an Engine Driver in Scotland, and emigrated in 1914. In 1917, he was employed in Hartford as a Stationary Engineer, and at the National Fire Insurance Company. His funeral was officiated by Rev. John H. Jackson of St. Andrews Church).
    • c/o William Hume Surgenor 1941+, +1947-1948+ (b. 1890 Glasgow, Lanark, Scot. - d. 1965 Atlanta, Fulton, GA. William was Duncan's younger brother. Wife: Flora Elizabeth MacNevin Surgenor (b. 1888 Charlottetown, Queens, P.E.I.), daughter of Alexander L. MacNevin (b. 1836 PEI) & Mary Ann MacFadyen McNeven (b. 1856 PEI). Flora was raised Presbyterian.
    • c/o George Amos McGee +1950-1954 (b. Rice, Benton, MN - d. 1974 Hartford, CT). Lived in Hartford 1939-1974 Retired carpenter. Member of the "Gospel Truth Church". Son of Amos McGee (b. 1841 Carleton, N.B. - d. 1926 Orangevale, Sacramento, CA) & Ida May Sutliffe Roach-McGee (b. 1860 Looneyville, Houston, MN - d. 1931 Orangevale, Sacramento, CA) Siblings: Stuart McGee (Orangevale, CA) & Mary McGee (Duarte, CA). Wife: Zitella A. Hess McGee (b. 1896 Lebanon, PA - d. 1999 Rocky Hill, Hartford, CT), daughter of Lyman Wesley Witmin Hess, Jr. (b. 1874 Lebanon, PA - d. 1957 Hartford, CT) & Amelia Elizabeth Bender Hess (b. 1877 Lebanon, PA - d. 1977 Hartford, CT).
      • No relation to radio preacher J. Vernon McGee (1904-1988).
    • c/o Alexander Brown 1955-1963, 1966-1979 (@ Hartford 1955-1963; @ Wapping, South Windsor 1966-1971; @ Vernon 1972-1979); (b. 1918 Hartford, CT - d. 2005 Concord, N.H.).
      • Son of Charles Alexander Brown (b. 1886 Londonderry, N.I. - d. 1941 West Hartford, CT) & Rebecca McCorkell Brown +1982 (b. 1883 Bready, N.I. - d. 1982 Hartford, CT).
      • Wife: Florence Elizabeth Freeburn Brown (b. 1923 Worcester, MA - d. 2010 South Windsor, Hartford, CT), daughter of Richard Freeburn & Martha Nelson Freeburn.
      • In 1963, Alexander founded Turnpike Travel Trailers, which operated until 1990 in the Vernon, CT area.
    • c/o Thomas E. Woods @ Manchester 1980-2022+
      • son of Thomas John Woods (1908-1970 Manchester, CT) & Florence B. Glenney Woods (1908 - 1997 Manchester, CT). Florence was the daughter of Irving Glenney (b. 1884 CT - d. 1942 Manchester, CT) & Jane E. Jackson Glenney (b. 1884 Ballynary, Co. Armagh, N.I. - d. 1972 Manchester, CT).
        • In 1901, Jane's elder brother Stevenson Jackson (1879-1916), at the age of 22, was in fellowship with an assembly at Ballynary, while the rest of the family was still with the Church of Ireland. In 1903, Stevenson departed for Cape Town, South Africa. By 1911, he was living at Portadown, Armagh, N.I., working as a brick manufacturer, his wife's name was Rachel Smith Jackson, and they had two children, Moses Dillon Jackson (b. 1908) & Glory Jackson (1910-1911), and his younger brother William (b. 1881) was living and working with Stevenson, who died in 1916 at Co. Down.
      • Thomas E.'s brother, Donald R. Woods, is a founder of Manchester Bible Chapel.
    • Elizabeth Smith Wilson (Mrs. T. Ernest Wilson) was commended from this assembly to Angola, as were Gordon Reager & Neil Dougal, evangelists.
    • 1904 meeting times: Sun Morn 10:30am; Sun Aft Sunday School & Bible Class 12:15pm; Sun Eve 7:30pm Wed Eve Prayer & Address 7:45pm
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 47 in fellowship (15 men, 32 women) including 3 S.S. teachers, presiding over 20 children (for a total of 67 in 1926). The Hall was a rented facility (with $600 in expenses), and $400 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.


Manchester

  • Manchester Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1988-2022+
    • hive from Prospect Bible Chapel
    • @ Community Y, 78 N. Main St. 1989; @ Burton Dance Studio, 63 Linden St. 1990-2005; Vernon Teen Center, 375 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon 2006-2022+
    • c/o Donald R. Woods 1989-2001; see Woods family history under Prospect Bible Chapel, CT.
    • c/o Paul Ballasy @ Manchester then Fullington then Ellington 2002-2022+
  • Manchester Gospel Hall, CT (OB) 1905/1909-2022+
    • South Manchester Gospel Hall 1925-1936+
    • @ Salvation Army, Spruce St.; old Town Hall, Center & Main St.; 415 Center St. 1921/1925-present;
    • Founders from Scranton, PA: James McCormick, Thomas Eckle, William Emerson;
      • c/o James Serpliss @ 129 Summer St. 1909-1935 (b. 1879 Co. Armagh, N.I. - d. 1938 Manchester, CT); wife: Alice Beatrice Muskett Serpliss (b. 1879 Abbey Hey, Manchester, Lancashire, England - d. 1955 Sarasota, FL). James emigrated to the U.S. in 1907, Alice in 1908. They were married on Oct. 29, 1908 at Scranton, PA. In 1910, James was living in Manchester, employed as a weaver at a silk mill. In 1918, James was residing in Hartford, and employed at the Underwood Typewriter factory, and still employed there in 1930, as an inspector, although his obit indicates he lived in Manchester 1910-1935, then moved to Hartford where he was living when he died. James died of a heart attack at the age of 63 while preparing to repair a veranda at 131 Summer Street in Manchester for James McIlduff. In 1931, Mr. Serpliss lived at 129 Summer St. He had two siblings, William Serpliss (N.I.), and Mrs. Jean Disney (Kingston, ON. Children (surviving as of 1938):
        • Thomas Serpliss of Hartford (b. 1917 - d. 2014 Maynard, Middlesex, MA)
        • James Serpliss of Hartford (b. 1921- d. 1992 Hartford, CT)
        • Emily Serpliss Miller-Hyder of Woodville, N.H. (b. 1909 - d. 1995 Sarasota, FL)
        • Ruth Serpliss Fluckiger of Rockville, CT (b. 1911 - d. 2006 Tolland, CT)
        • Evelyn Serpliss of Hartford (b. 1913 - d. 1998 Norwich, New London, CT)
        • Frances "Fannie" Serpliss Stone of Hartford (b. 1915). 1941 @ Hartford she married William Alexander Stone, Jr. (b. 1919 Cincinnatus, N.Y. - d. 2001 Hartford, CT).
      • c/o William George "Willie" McBride 1936-1962 (b. 1890 Widnes, Halton, Cheshire, England - d. 1975 Manchester, CT). Son of George McBride (b. 1860 Ireland - d. 1939 Manchester, CT) & Sarah Jane Long McBride (b. 1856 Scotland - d. 1926 Manchester, CT). William's parents married in 1881 at Belfast, Northern Ireland, and may have lived in Vermont in 1882, but emigrated in 1904. George remarried at Cambridge, MA in 1929. In 1920, George was employed as a picker at a woolen mill, and William was employed as a foreman at a silk mill, where he still worked in 1930. Wife: Catherine Barber Marr McBride (b. 1890 Westerly, R.I. - d. 1962 Manchester, CT), they were married in 1913 at the home of Catherine's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Marr of Westerly.
      • c/o Everett Stevenson Glenney 1963-1976 (b. 1911 Manchester, CT - d. 1996 East Hartford, CT), son of Irvin Glenney (b. 1884 - d. 1942 Manchester, CT) & Jane Elizabeth "Jennie" Jackson Glenney (b. 1884 Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland - d. 1972 Manchester, CT). In 1917, Everett's father was employed at Underwood Typewriter. Wife: Margaret Naomi MacKenzie Glenney (b. 1919 Groton, CT - d. 2003 Windsor, Hartford, CT), daughter of Herbert Reid MacKenzie (b. 1880 West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, Eng. - d. 1949 Westerly, R.I.) & Isabella Barbara Cowie Mackenzie (b. 1885 Aberdeen, Scot. - d. 1977 Manchester, CT), who lived mostly in Groton, CT and Westerly, R.I. before moving to Manchester in 1969. Relocated to East Hartford in 1952. Supervisor @ Pratt & Whitney 1929-1976. Later at Prospect Bible Chapel.
      • c/o Joseph Lionel Jassie 1918/1977-1994 (1918-1994 Manchester, CT). Son of James Ethelbert Jassie (b. 1885 London, Eng. - d. 1954 Manchester, CT) & Edith G. McNally Jassie (b. 1893 Rockville, Vernon, CT - d. 1973 Manchester, CT). His father was a machinist for an aircraft company. Joseph retired from Sun Oil. His mother was a member of Manchester Gospel Hall. Wife: Mabel Jean Long Jassie (b. 1919 Philadelphia, PA - d. 1991 Manchester, CT), daughter of Thomas William Long (b. 1889 Donegal, Ireland - d. 1949 Lower Merion, Montgomery, PA) & Jane Dunn Long (b. 1886 Ireland - d. 1934). Served in WWII in France in the U.S. Army with the Medical Corps., and a volunteer driver with the R.O.T.C.
      • c/o William Arthur Staddon @ Hebron 1995-1997 (b. 1924 Morgantown, W.V. - d. 1997 Manchester, CT). Son of Ernest Octavius Staddon (b. 1895 Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, Eng. - d. 1967 Morgantown, Monongalia, W.V.) & Maria Mutter Staddon (b. 1890 Heavitree, Exeter, Devon, Eng. - d. 1974 Morgantown, W.V.). Wife: Ruth Irene McAllister Staddon (b. 1926 CT), daughter of Robert James McAllister (b. 1898 Newry, N.I. - d. 1979 Manchester, CT) & Harriet Elizabeth Scott McAllister (b. 1899 Co. Down, N.I. - d. 1987 Manchester, CT). William served with the U.S. Navy during WWII, settling in Manchester after the War, and in Hebron 1975-1997. He worked for Travelers Insurance Co. 1946-1983.
      • c/o Richard Trombly 2001-2010+ (b. 1934 New Britain, CT - d. June 27, 2020 Woodlake at Tolland, CT). Son of Hubert Trombly & Margaret Kukuck Trombly. Wife: Rosalie Cristofaro Trombly (b. 1926 Bristol, CT - d. 2012 Manchester, CT), daughter of Donato Cristofaro (b. 1889 Sannicheke, Bari, Italy - d. 1965 Bristol, CT) & Rose Ignazio Cristofaro (b. 1898 Italy - d. 1992 Bristol, CT). Married 56 years. Richard served with the Army National Guard as an MP 1952-1956. 36 years @ North Penn Transfer as a tractor trailer truck driver.
      • Ted Kaulback +2012-2022+
  • Manchester Meeting Room, CT (EB) +1889-1895
    • c/o Hugh E. May (d. 1895 Manchester, CT); Wife: Elizabeth Liddell May-Remington (b. 1845 Scot. - d. 1945 Manchester, CT), daughter of George M. Liddell (d. 1892 Manchester, CT) & Elizabeth "Lizzie" Liddell (b. 1856 Scot. - d. 1891 Manchester, CT).

Newington

Southington

Suffield

  • Suffield Meeting Room, CT (EB) +1879-1889+
    • c/o John H. Kent Remington (b. 1848 CT - d. 1921 Suffield, CT)
      • 1880: J.H.K. Remington & sister Ellen E. Remington (b. 1846 CT - d. 1908 Suffield, CT) & aunt Ann Taylor;
        • parents: Stephen Remington (1816-1879 CT), wheelwright in 1860, wagon maker in 1870; Emeline Kent Remington (b. 1822 - d. 1872 Suffield, CT);
        • ancestor: Thomas Remington (b. 1630 Rowley, Yorkshire, England - d. 1721 Suffield, CT), relocated to Suffield from Windsor by 1677, Suffield was incorporated in 1674. His father was John Remington (b. 1600 Alton, East Hampshire, England - d. 1657 Roxbury, MA, emigrated in or before 1631 when he and his wife Elizabeth Knight were married, Roxbury was incorporated in 1630, which is now a neighborhood in Boston.

Middlesex County

Middletown

  • Middletown Meeting Room, CT (EB) 1890-1902; +1903-1905+; (TW) +1920-1923+
    • c/o Miss Rebecca A. Trantum 1890-1902 (b. 1853 Eng.), emigrated 1890. In 1900, she was serving as a nurse for Ellen Strong (b. 1867 N.Y.) and her children Marie Strong (b. 1895 CT) & Edward Strong (b. 1898 CT), and a servant Lizzie Blank (b. 1850 CT) at 94 Fagan Ave. She was related to John W. Trantum (b. 1847 England - d. 1910 Middletown, CT) of 12 Ferry, married Mary Ann Liney (b. 1849 England) in 1877 at Middletown. On June 11, 1902, she married John Griffith
    • c/o Mrs. Farrow +1903-1905+
      • possibly Susan Elizabeth Niblock Farrow (b. 1836 Northamptonshire, England - d. 1918), immigrated 1885, widowed by 1881 while living at Ipswich, Suffolk, England, mother of George Farrow (b. 1870 England), a steel engraver in 1900. Susan's husband was William Farrow (b. 1835 Coddenham, Suffolk, England)
    • c/o Miss Elizabeth Butcher +1920-1923+ (b. 1896 OH). 1920-1924 Libarian @ Wesleyan University, lodged 1920-1922 at 10 Brainerd Ave., with the Cuthbert Davison Armstrong (b. 1864 England - d. 1945 Middletown, CT) family, then 1923 @ 40 Brainerd Ave., then 1924 @ 159 High St., then relocated to New York City.

Tolland County

Somers

  • Somers preaching point, CT (TW) 1984-1992+
    • c/o Ydalmen Sofia Gonzalez Sandberg (b. 1953 Havana, Cuba - d. 2010 Hartford, CT), daughter of Alfredo Gonzalez & Prudencia Gonzalez. Ydalmen came from Cuba as a refugee in the Air Lift in 1963, and resided in New Jersey where she attended beauty school, graduating as a hairdresser, and operated her own hair salon in Bergenfield, N.J. with her mother Prudencia. In 1976, she married Cato T. Sandberg, and they relocated to Sweden where they lived until 1984 when Cato accepted a job offer in Enfield, CT. From FindaGrave.

Stafford

  • Stafford Springs Meeting Room, CT (EB) +1889+
    • c/o John Dempster (b. 1821 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scot. - d. 1905 Enfield, Hartford, CT). Son of James Dempster (b. 1794 Kilmarnock, Scot. - d. 1862) & Agnes Dickie Dempster (b. 1801 Kilmarnock, Scot. - d. 1876 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scot.). Wife: Martha Hogg Brown Dempster (1821-1869 Kilmarnock, Scot.), daughter of Matthew Brown (b. 1793 Kilmarnock, Scot. - d. 1872 Govan, Glasgow, Scot.) & Martha Calderwood (1794-1862 Kilmarnock, Scot.).

Northeastern CT

Windham County (Worcester/Boston metro)

Brooklyn

  • Bethel Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1987-1989
    • @ 94 S. Main St., Brooklyn/Danielson 1987-1989;
    • c/o Patrick R. Gilroy 1987-1989

Woodstock

Northwestern CT

Litchfield County (NYC metro

Litchfield

New Milford

Terryville

  • Terryville Gospel Hall, CT (OB) +1911/1977-2022+
    • Waterville Gospel Hall +1927-1950+; Gospel Hall of Waterbury +1954-1990+
    • @ Thomaston Ave. & Boyden St., Waterville +1926-1950+; Spencer & Phoenix Ave., Waterville +1954-1972+; 34 N. Main St., Terryville +1975-2000; 36 N. Main St., Terryville 2001-present;
    • c/o William Batterton +1927-1968 (@ Greystone Rd., Terryville +1926+; @ Waterville +1927-1956+, @ Terryville +1958-1968); Abram Vandenbush @ Terryville 1969-1972, 1975-1983; James C. Batterton @ Bethlehem 1984-2000; William G. Batterton @ Plymouth 2001-2009; Stephen Morin 2010-2022+; Donald Labbe 2010-2022+;
    • also see TGH's FB
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 80 in fellowship (35 men, 45 women) including 7 S.S. teachers, presiding over 100 children (for a total of 180 in 1926). The Hall was a rented facility (with $2006.57 in expenses), and $715 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.


Thomaston

Torrington

  • Torrington Gospel Hall, CT (Italian OB) +1927-2007?
    • @ 11 James St. +1927+; 12 John St. +1936+; 22 Clark St. +1941-1954; 410 Migeon Ave. 1955-2007
    • c/o Andrew Rakyta @ 43 Munson Ave. +1927-1943+; Richard Irvine @ Scoville Hill +1947-1950+; David L. Swanney @ Great Barrington, MA +1954-1958; Victor Illuminati 1959-2007
    • After this assembly closed, believers transferred to Brookville & Terryville.
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 17 in fellowship (7 men, 10 women) including 5 under the age of 13, and 2 S.S. teachers, presiding over 9 children (for a total of 26 in 1926). The Hall was a rented facility (with $545.47 in expenses), and $292.63 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.


Southeast CT

New London County (Norwich/Hartford metro)

Groton

  • Groton Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1919-1990+ (BC) ?-2022+
    • Afternoon S.S. 1919-1920; Groton Gospel Hall 1920-1949; Groton Gospel Chapel 1949-1973; Groton Bible Chapel 1973-present;
    • @ 452 Thames St. 1919-1949; 81 Poquonnock Rd. 1949-1961; 66 Tollgate Rd. 1962-present;
    • founding correspondent: Herbert R. MacKenzie 1919-1948+; William Ward +1950+; John B. Campbell @ Mystic +1954-1958; William Ward 1959-1972; R.J. Campbell @ Gales Ferry 1973-1990; Tim Kulterman @ Gales Ferry 1991-2010;
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 12 in fellowship (4 men, 8 women) including 12 S.S. teachers, presiding over 40 children (for a total of 52 in 1926). The Hall was a rented facility (with $893.35 in expenses), and when requested how much was given to the Lord's work, Mr. MacKenzie cited Matthew 6:1 & 3 for his reasoning in not giving an amount.

Stonington

  • Pawcatuck Gospel Hall, CT (OB) +1926-1927+
    • @ 111 W. Broad St.
    • c/o William B. Jessiman @ 32 Moss St., Pawcatuck (post office in Westerly, R.I.)
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 40 in fellowship (12 men, 28 women) including 7 S.S. teachers, presiding over 70 children (for a total of 110 in 1926). The Hall had a value of $8,400 with a debt of $2,800 (with $1,112.01 in expenses), and $504.35 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.

Southwest CT

Fairfield County (NYC metro & Stamford metro)

Bridgeport

  • Bridgeport Gospel Hall, CT (OB) +1904-1982
    • @ 441 Bishop Ave. +1927-1982
    • c/o Samuel Rainey @ 981 Connecticut Ave., Bridgeport +1927+; Stratford +1927-1972; J.S. Boyd 1973-1974; Alexander MacPherson @ Stratford 1975-1977;
    • 1926 USCoRB indicated that there were 61 in fellowship (25 men, 36 women) including 6 S.S. teachers, presiding over 76 children (for a total of 137 in 1926). The Hall had a value of $10,218 (with $3500 owed, and $778.68 spent in expenses), and $995 was additionally spent towards the Lord's work in 1926.


Brookfield

  • Brookfield Gospel Hall, CT (OB) +1936/1969-2022+
    • Danbury Gospel Hall (Italian OB) +1936-1968
    • @ 10 1/2 Maple Ave. +1936+; 253 Main St. +1941-1947; 203 Main St. 1948-1964; Masonic Hall, 337 Main St. 1965-1968; 23 S. Main St. (?) 1969; 23 South Ave., Danbury (?) 1970-1974; 164 Pocono Rd. 1975-present;
    • c/o A. Pizzo @ Danbury +1936-1974; Jack McGrath @ Northville, New Milford 1975-2006; Jim Batterton, Jr. @ Cornwall Bridge 2007-2022+
    • also see BGH's website

Greenwich

Newtown

  • Community Christian Fellowship, CT (OB) 1995-2022+
    • Newtown Christian Fellowship 2004-2005, 2007
    • @ Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St., Newtown 2007-2014+; Scalzo Group building, 2 Stony Hill Rd., Bethel +2016-present;
    • c/o Mark Ritter @ Sherman 2004-2022+; Rich Farrington 2007-2014+; Jack Mills +2016-2022+
    • Also see CCF website
  • Neighborhood Bible Fellowship, CT (OB) 1973-1980
    • @ Newtown High School Library, Route 34, 1973-1978; 18 Settlers Lane, Sandy Hook 1979-1980
    • c/o Frank Lyon 1973-1980
    • 45 Main St. 2007+
    • c/o Mark Ritter 2004-2005, 2007+

Norwalk

  • South Norwalk Gospel Chapel, CT (OB) 1952-1995
    • @ home of Cliff & Isabel Foley (19 Overbrook Lane, Darien (?)) 1952+; 50 Lexington Ave. 1962-1991+
    • founders: David Ward & Harold Harper
    • c/o Clifford P. Foley 1952-1997

Stamford

  • Stamford Gospel Hall, CT (OB) +1936-1948+
    • Stamford Assembly of Believers (OB) +1936+
    • @ 366 Atlantic St. +1936+; 39 Worth St. +1941-1948+
    • c/o Frederick McIlvenne +1941-1943+; Walter Stewart +1947-1948+

New Haven County (NYC metro)

Branford

  • Branford Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1973-2000; 2002-2022+
    • hive from West Woods Bible Chapel, known by 1979 as present name.
    • founders: Joseph & Andrea DePino
    • @ Branford trailer 1972; Branford home 1972; gun club; local armory; home of Harold Hardisty, 120 Chestnut St. +1975; 57 Hillcrest Ave. 1976-1978; Branford Academy on the Green, corner of S. Main & Montowese 1979-1988; public schools; 212 Branford Rd., North Branford 1991-present;
    • c/o H.M. McCaulley 1975-1989; Bruce Fafard @ East Haven & Guilford 1990-1999; Ken Hardisty 2001-2010; Joe DePino +2012-2018+; Gregg Bartholomew +2012-2022+;

Cheshire

  • Cheshire Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1979-2022+
    • hive from West Woods Bible Chapel
    • @ Cheshire Grange Hall, Wallingford Rd., Cheshire Center +1981-1986; 1103 Waterbury Rd. 1987-present;
    • c/o Jack Spender @ North Haven +1981-1985; Paul F. Caron @ Southington 1986-1994; David Cetola @ Plymouth 1995-1999; David Anthony Cetola @ Waterbury 2000-2009; Phill Belcher 2009-2022+

Derby

  • Derby Meeting Room, CT (EB) +1896-1909; (KLC) 1909-1926+
    • c/o Carl Lutters +1896-1905+; Jas. P. Clarke +1896-1905+; John A. Griffith +1908+ (formerly @ Seymour, CT); Ernest Lutters +1926+
    • 1926 home meeting @ 51 Olivia St., Derby. Five in fellowship (two men and three women), via 1926 USCORB.

Hamden

  • West Woods Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1931-2020+
    • North Haven Gospel Hall (Whitney Avenue Gospel Hall) 1931-1936; New Haven Gospel Hall (Newhall Street Gospel Hall) 1936-1954; Christian Believers Assembly 1955-1961; West Woods Bible Chapel 1962-present;
    • @ Whitney Ave., North Haven 1931-1937; 165 Newhall St., New Haven 1936-1943+; 449 Newhall St., Hamden +1947-1961; Alice Peck School auditorium, Shepard Ave. & Hillfield Rd. 1962-1963; 165 Hillfield Rd., Hamden 1964-present;
    • c/o George Thomson +1936-1950+; Otto George @ North Haven +1954-1983; George Thomson @ Milford 1984-1987; Everett Perkins @ Cromwell 1992-1996; John Lukaszewski 1997-2006; Rich Rogozinski @ Cromwell 2007-2020+
    • West Woods Bible Chapel was a 1961 hive from New Haven Gospel Hall, the latter of which continued until 1963 with George Thomson, Jr. of Milford as correspondent.

New Haven

  • Westville Bible Chapel, CT (OB) 1976-2022+
    • hive from West Woods Bible Chapel
    • @ home of Ralph Kirchhofer 1976-1978; 44 Burton St. +1978+; Edgewood Club, 201 Alston Ave. 1978-present;
    • founders: Jack Spender, Ralph and Lunda Kirchhofer, Peter and Pam Herndon, Dill and Katie Ewen, and John and Karen Cramm.
    • c/o Ralph Kirchhofer 1979-1986; Peter Herndon 1987-1992; William L. Ewen 1993-2000; Walter T. Van Wyck @ Oxford 2001-2022+
    • also see WBC's website

North Haven

Seymour

Waterbury

  • Waterbury Christian Fellowship, CT (OB) 1997-2022+
    • founders: Paul & Maria Forcucci, Jack & Ruth Spender, John & Foida Monroe, & Juan Torres;
    • @ home of Paul Forcucci 1997+; Sheraton Hotel, E. Main St. +2001-2003; St. Margaret McTernen School, 565 Chase Pkwy. 2004; Maloney Magnet School, 233 S. Elm St. 2005-2007; Maloney Magnet School, 75 Bishop St. 2008; West Side Middle School, Chase Parkway 2009-2010+; 1 Dube Ln. +2012-present;
    • c/o Paul Forcucci 1997-2022+; John Monroe 2004-2022+
  • Waterbury Italian Gospel Hall, CT (Italian OB) +1936-1977
    • Waterbury Italian Gospel Chapel 1976-1977
    • @ Grove & Cooke St. +1936+; 284 Bank St. +1941-1943+; 22 Saving St. +1947; 53 Spencer Ave. 1948+; 18 Spencer Ave. +1950+; 53 Spencer Ave. +1954-1973; 142 Cherry St. 1974-1977;
    • c/o Marciano Stango +1936-1950+; Rocco Possidento +1954-1963; Anthony Orsini @ Walcott 1964-1972; Anthony M. Penta 1973-1977
    • merged with Waterbury Gospel Hall in 1977 and relocated to Terryville.