George Nugent*: b. May 3, 1809, Phila., Pa.; d. June 21, 1883, Atlantic City, N.J.; . . . converted at the age of 23, he was baptized by H. G. Jones, Sr. (q.v.) in 1832, uniting with the Baptist church at Lower Merion, Pa.; m. Elizabeth W. Robbins (June 18, 1815, Phila.-Feb. 28, 1885, Phila.); he transferred his membership to Eleventh Baptist, Phila., then to Broad Street Baptist, Phila., before being dismissed from that church to be one of the constituting members of Second Baptist, Germantown (Phila.), Pa., Dec. 9, 1860; though never licensed as a minister, he served for over 40 years as a deacon (the last 17 at Second Germantown, from Sept. 20, 1866-June 21, 1883); “While visiting the poor, and witnessing the destitute and sad condition of many aged saints, he conceived the idea of a home for them. This thought was the primal inception of the Baptist Home. Originated by him, it has also received largely of his gifts” (Cathcart’s Baptist Encyclopedia); the Baptist Home in Germantown (later renamed the George Nugent Home in his honor), was chartered in 1869, which became a haven for a number of the aged ministers and their wives listed in this volume in their latter days. Its stated object was “to provide a place of residence for members of Baptist churches who may, by reason of age, infirmities, or poverty, become incapable of supporting themselves and their families, and also to afford such persons other relief, and in such other way, as the trustees may deem prudent and advisable.” . . . The gravesites for George and Elizabeth Nugent are in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.
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