Bethel AME Church of Ardmore Collection

The Bethel AME Church of Ardmore was founded in October 1895 by Rev. William J. Oliver and a group of farmers in Wyola. The original location for services was in a blacksmith shop. Rev. Oliver and Matthew Shippen set out to work for a more suitable place in Ardmore to worship. Sisters Sarah Oliver, Martha Shippen, Martha Weldon, and Rhoda Weldon were instrumental in founding and expanding the mission work.

Bethel AME Church collection is comprised of church records, photographs, and newspapers detailing the history of Bethel AME Church Ardmore and African Methodist Episcopal Church across the United States. Digitization status:  Ongoing.

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The Bethel AME Church of Ardmore was founded in October 1895 by Rev. William J. Oliver and a group of farmers in Wyola. The original location for services was in a blacksmith shop. Rev. Oliver and Matthew Shippen set out to work for a more suitable place in Ardmore to worship. Sisters Sarah Oliver, Martha Shippen, Martha Weldon, and Rhoda Weldon were instrumental in founding and expanding the mission work.

Bethel AME Church collection is comprised of church records, photographs, and newspapers detailing the history of Bethel AME Church Ardmore and African Methodist Episcopal Church across the United States. Digitization status:  Ongoing.

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