Meeting House - Port Republic, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 31.146 W 074° 29.729
18S E 543366 N 4374505
This historic sign was placed by Atlantic County. it can be found along South Main Street and just before Park Avenue. To the left of the sign can be found the cemetery mentioned in the text of the historical marker.
Waymark Code: WM3W8G
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 05/25/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 35

I found this sort of obscure reference to the church and Smith on the web:

Feb 5,1799, Robert Jr and Dorcas Leeds deeded [REV] JOHN COLLINS,
ASA SMITH,JOSEPH Parker, Isaac Higbee,and Cornelus McCollum 1 1\2
acre to build a METHODIST CHURCH on. Witnessed by Levi Collins,
Samuel Peacock,and [Privateer Capt] Micajah Smith -note above that SMITH
BURIED his wife,in 1802, before the migration to Clermont Co,Oh. 1802,
the NJ church was active.
But, in 1811, the neighborhood started another church.

Source: (visit link)

Also, the man mentioned on the sign went by the name "Sly".

Update: August 30, 2008

I actually found a pretty decent supporting website. It can be found here --> (visit link)

Marker Name: Meeting House

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
In 1800, Micajah Smith built a Methodist Church on this site. Smith, a Revolutionary privateer captain, is buried here

Dedication Date: 01/01/2000

City: Port Republic

County: Atlantic

Group responsible for placement: Atlantic County

Web Link: [Web Link]

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