more forgotten a.m.e. churches and u.s.c.t. soldiers

Above you see a 1930 era photo of another A.M.E. Church of some historical import. Founded in 1807 (have seen 1817 as the founding date too)  in Westtown Township and eventually called Shiloh.  Even earlier than my beloved Ebenezer (1831-1832) … Continue reading

ebenzer a.m.e. on bacton hill road is in the news!

For over three years, I felt like a lone voice in the proverbial wilderness. It also felt crazy to me that no one really cared about the ruins of 184 years of history known as Ebenezer A.M.E. and her old … Continue reading

just doing god’s work?

After the Inquirer article appeared on the ruin of Ebenzer AME in Frazer, I contacted  Rev Dr Mark Tyler via e-email with a few interested folks on the e-mail including local historians. Three times. Why email? Because also included was information … Continue reading

media advisory: ceremony planned to honor soldiers at ebenezer on saturday, november 19th 1p.m.

We get by with a little help from our friends.  And this coming Saturday, November 19 at 1 PM sharp, thanks to the kindness of Captain Howard A. Crawford, USAF, MSC (Ret) who is the Commander of the West Chester … Continue reading

dear a.m.e. church, this is your history, your members’ ancestors, what is wrong with you people? honor your dead!

This is what the ruin of Ebenezer A.M.E. church and graveyard looks like THIS week as in right now. You see, some of the East Whiteland Public Works folks went by this week to see if there was anything they … Continue reading

the important things, visiting an old friend, and every day heroes

Yesterday while many were posting photos of their interrupted Opening Night Gala (the Philadelphia Orchestra went on strike again) I was taking photos of something that I think matters a little more: 184 years of history unearthed from the weeds, overgrowth … Continue reading

unexpected loss: r.i.p. al terrell

I do not even really know how to begin this post.  I am so sad, I am in shock.  Al Terrell my friend who made the clean up of Ebenezer AME on Bacton Hill Road in Frazer possible has died … Continue reading

the song remains the same

Well as lots and lots of people know, The Philadelphia Inquirer covered the story of Ebenezer A.M.E. that was once located at 97 Bacton Hill Road in Frazer, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA. Interestingly, a  couple of fairly powerful … Continue reading

community love for ebenezer grows

Today while Al Terrell was on site at Ebenezer AME on Bacton Hill Road in Frazer, a couple of things that are so delightful occurred. People came to visit. Not people with family buried there, but just people coming to … Continue reading

private joshua johnson and the other old souls at ebenezer on bacton hill road in east whiteland

Someone asked me what it was that made me want to save the graves in the ruins of the Ebenezer AME on Bacton Hill Road in East Whiteland or what old timers in East Whiteland like to call “that old … Continue reading