Other Historical Documents Pertaining to
Methodist Churches & Methodism in
the Trappe Area of Talbot Co. Md.

  • The History of Faith Chapel, Bruceville, Md. 1885 to 1956, by Rev. C. W. Mark, Rev. J. W. Mitchel, Rev. G. R. "Mazie" Mays, and others unknown.  (773kb pdf download)

  • History of Scott's United Methodist Church, Trappe, Md. 1869 to 1993 Published by Scotts's UM Church, May 16, 1963 in a booklet prepared for the dedication of the enlarged and remodeled church building.  (490kb pdf download)

  • Mite Society formed at "The Church at Bolingbroke". This document includes records of the Mite Society from 1878 to 1897, including the constitution and bylaws of The Ladies Aid Society 1897. "Bolingbroke", as it was spelled then, now refers generally to the area surrounding Bolingbroke Creek situated east of present day Rt. 50, and south of Barber Road. However, when Talbot County was divided into districts called "hundreds" the southern part of the county, including Barber and the town of Trappe, was known as "Bolingbroke Hundred". The exact location of the church is not completely clear, but early indications are that a church existed at Bolingbroke as early 1784. This Mite Society however, may have been formed at Emory Chapple rather than at the 1784 "Church at Bolingbroke". This document was found along with the Emory Chapple Trustee Record (below)  (25MB pdf - allow extra time to download)

  • Trustee Record Emory Chapple 1846-1891. Emory Chapple also known as "Emory ME Church, Bolingbroke", was still active in 1901 under the leadership of Rev. Floyd. E. Bloxton with services listed in the September 1901 edition of The Church News published by Rev. Bloxton. Rev. Bloxton was also Pastor of Labanon ME Church (Trappe UM Church) in 1901. Emory Chapple was located in the once thriving village known as Hughlett, also known as Manasses, and now called Barber, situated about two miles east of Trappe. There is no record of any village called "Bolingbroke", however, when Talbot County was divided into districts called "hundreds" the southern part of the county, including Barber and the town of Trappe, was known as "Bolingbroke Hundred". Emory Chapple was in "Bolingbroke Hundred" but deed records indicate that it was not "The Church at Bolingbroke" recorded in the journal of Francis Asbury.  (12MB pdf - allow extra time to download)

  • 1784 Deed for Trappe United Methodist Church Property, 21-392 to 395 This deed created in 1784 conveys from Jessie Mullikin to the named trustees "as shall be appointed at the yearly conference of the people called Methodists....", all that part of a tract of land called Yorks Destruction lying and being in Talbot County...(detailed description) "and sold to the intent and express purpose of building a preaching house or chaple thereon". The "Dickinson house" circa 1740 at the northeast corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue is all that's left of Yorks Destruction today, but in 1784 this was an extensive tract of land including the location of the present Trappe UM Church and several neighboring properties and much of what would later become the town of Trappe. This land was part of "Bolingbroke Hundred" at the time and the first "preaching house" constructed there was likely the "church at Bolingbroke" referenced in the journal of Francis Asbury. At least three Methodist houses of worship have stood on this property.

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