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The Methodist Episcopal Society

on the Reservation Hill

(now Sentinel Heights, Onondaga Co., NY)


The Methodist Episcopal Society on the Reservation Hill, town of Onondaga, was founded about 1819 or 1820, by Aaron Preston, a local preacher. The church building was not erected till some few years afterward.

The first members were Aaron Connell and wife, Thorn Dubois and wife, Mrs. Mary Barnum, John Woodward and wife, Benjamin Snow and wife, Cornelius Miller and wife.

The society worshipped in the school house till 1847, when the present church building was erected at a cost of about $1,600. Present membership 38. This church has been closely connected with the society at the Valley. The same preacher usually supplies both places. Present pastor, J. J. Thurton.


History of Onondaga County, New York, by W. W. Clayton, 1878, pg. 279.

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19 December 1996