Pound Ridge, New York

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Church Records

  • 1760–1839 Jay Harris.Records of the Methodist Episcopal/Community Church, Pound Ridge New York (Pound Ridge, N.Y.: The Community Church, 1991) At various libraries; FHL Film 1750737 Item 12 (first of 3 films) and Book 974.7277/P4 K2h. Vol. 2 includes indexes.Includes history of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Pound Ridge and records of the Presbyterian Church in Pound Ridge 1760-1839. Vol. 1 contains various membership records, quarterly conference minutes, rolls of official members and pastors, historical records, and some death records 1833-1983, and the earliest records of the Presbyterian Church. Vol. 2 has title: Marriages, baptisms, deaths, 1850-1983, extracted from the records of the Methodist Episcopal/Community Church, Pound Ridge, New York. The original Stamford-Pound Ridge Circuit included Pound Ridge hamlet; Great Hill in the western part of the town of Pound Ridge; Selleck's Corners in the town of New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut; and High Ridge and Hunting Ridge in the town of Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. When the Presbyterian Church of Pound Ridge closed its doors thirty years ago, many of its members joined the Methodist Church across the road and helped to form the Community Church, which retains its Methodist Church connection. Vol. 1 has parts 1 & 2 bound together.
  • 1837–1886 Mrs. Sterling B. Jordan and Mrs. Frank W. Seth. Records of Poundridge [sic] Presbyterian Church, Westchester County, N.Y., 1837-1886: marriages performed by William Patterson ([White Plains, N.Y.: s.n.], 1939)At various libraries; FHL Film 17860 Item 1.
  • June 1850–August 1876 Pound Ridge Methodist Church FHL Film 982409 Item 2. Microreproduction of original typescript.
  • June 1850–August 1976 Methodist Episcopal Community Church FHL Film 1320618 Item 2 Microfilm made of typescript (1 leaf) donated by the Pound Ridge Community Church, Pound Ridge, New York. Additions and corrections to both volumes of: Pound Ridge Methodist Church, Westchester County, New York, record of marriages, June 1850- August 1876 / Pound Ridge Methodist Church (Pound Ridge, New York).
  • Jordan, Mable L. Poundridge Presbyterian Church, Westchester County, N.Y.: Marriages Performed by Rev. William Patterson, 1837-1886. White Plains, N.Y., 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


Archives, Libraries and Museums

God's Country -- A History of Pound Ridge, New York, by Jay Harris; pub. 1971. 974.7277/P4 H2h SLC FHL hardcopy


Town Clerk

Town Clerk[1]
Joanne Pace
The Town House
179 Westchester Avenue
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Phone: 914-764-5549
Email: jpace@townofpoundridge.com

Town Historian

Town Historian[2]
Philip Pessoni
Town House
179 Westchester Avenue
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Phone: 914-763-3916
Email: phil@airliegroup.com

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Pound Ridge, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records



  1. Town of Pound Ridge New York at http://www.townofpoundridge.com/townclerk (accessed 13 December 2011).
  2. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, County Courthouse Book, 3rd ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 498. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24bena 2009.