New Church Building

New Church Building

About the year 1787 a new place of worship was erected a mile or two west of the place above described and thus separating the place of worship from the place of interment for the congregation. At the time the United States became a Nation the congregation of Fairforest had none connected with it who were not prepared to sign the pledge annexed to the Declaration of Independence. How this work of preparation had been accomplished may be inferred from the preliminary observations connected with this sketch. It may not, however, be improper to remark that the men who composed the congregation were not an ignorant rabble, although their homes had been recently a wilderness. They were a body of citizens collected from various parts and had generally come from communities enjoying high privileges of a social and religious nature.