This was signed by David Nelson, Joseph Work
and Hugh Fletcher, as elders,
and over forty other members. One-third of the salary was paid at
this time by the Greenville part of the charge. The first elders
here were probably Hugh Bowen, Frances Mossman
and David Beatty.
Daniel McLean was born September 19, 1771, in Lancaster county,
Pa., educated at Cannonsburg academy, and after studying theology with Dr.
John Anderson, who constituted the seminary of the day under the
Associate church, he was licensed in September 1779. He was ordained
in 1800, with a view of being sent as a missionary to Eastern New York.
first services of Mr. McLean were held in the
first house built in Greenville and known as "Shank's
Tavern." About the year 1798, Tobias Shank erected a log tavern
on what is now the lot on the north west corner of West Main and First
streets. A little below it was a ford at which horsemen and wagons
could cross, while just in front of the tavern Mr. Shank kept a canoe for
the convenience of footmen.
congregation worshipped after this in a
Tavern - built 1798;
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