1791UVPA Philadelphia: First Universalist ChurchFirst-Day or Sunday School Society of Philadelphia established a Sunday school for poor children (March). In April of 1791, Oliver Wellington Lane, a school teacher at West Boston and a deacon in the First Universalist Church, established a Sunday school for poor boys and girls. (Richard Eddy's Universalist in America, Vol. II, p. 407) Not until twenty years later did Unitarians (and still later Universalists) start Sunday schools specifically for their own children. Just when some children of members of various churches began to attend these charity schools is not known. Most members' children were educated in public schools; poor children worked during the week and sought out Sunday schools which offered them the basics in education as well as Bible studies.
1810UTMA BeverlyHill, Hannah; Price, Joanna. Founded a Sunday school for poor boys in one of their homes. When the school outgrew its quarters, it moved first to the vestry of the Congregational Church (Trinitarian) and later to First Parish (Unitarian) when their vestry was build. [archives of First Parish, Beverly, MA]
1810UTMA ConcordRipley, Sarah. The daughter of Dr. Ezra Ripley (Unitarian minister), started a Sunday school for poor children in “The Old Manse” in Concord, MA. [AH 77/9(2)]
1814UTMA Cambridge[AH. 77/9 (2)]
1816UTNH Wilton[AH. 77/9 (2)]
1816UVPA Philadelphia: Lombard Street ChurchThe first Universalist Sunday school for the children of the congregation of the Lombard Street Church in Philadelphia, and others from the community who would attend, was established in October, 1816, after the close of the three interfaith charity Sunday schools of the First-day Society. Although some individual church families of Unitarians and Universalists elsewhere were sending their children to the various outreach Sunday schools they founded, this is an early example of a Sunday school for all children. (Richard Eddy, Universalism In America, Vol. II, p. 408)
1817UVMA Boston: First Universalist SocietyFounded by the Rev. Paul Dean.(see note for Eddy, 1816)
1818UTNH Portsmouth[AH 77/9 (2)]
1820UTMA Boston: 12th Congregation Church1827: The Sunday school of the Twelfth Congregational Church (Unitarian) of Boston was founded. The Rev. Dr. Samuel Barrett was the superintendent and held that position for over 25 years. He was assisted by Lewis G. Pray and Benjamin Seaver. Some members of the church refrained from sending their children to the Sunday school at first. It was established as a charity school but welcomed members' children as well. In a few years the entire congregation embraced the school.
1820UTMA Boston: 13th Congregation Church
1820UTMA Boston: Brattle Square Church
1820UTMA Boston: Bulfinch Street Church(Universalist to Unitarian, Gray)
1820UTMA Boston: EastChurch of Our Father, Sunday School
1820UTMA Boston: Federal Street Church
1820UTMA Boston: First ChurchCuauncy Place Church School
1820UTMA Boston: Green Church(New South)
1820UTMA Boston: Hollis Street Church
1820UTMA Boston: Indiana Street Church
1820UTMA Boston: King's Chapel
1820UTMA Boston: New North ChurchHanover Street Chapel
1820UTMA Boston: Purchase Street
1820UTMA Boston: Second Church
1820UTMA Boston: South Congregation
1820UTMA Boston: Suffolk Chapel
1820UTMA Boston?:Church of the Savior
1820UTMA Dedham(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1829)
1820UVMA Glocester(See note above for Eddy, 1816).
1821UTMA Dublin(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1821UTMA Northboro(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1822UTMA Hingham(See The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35)
1823UTMA Boston: Hancock Sabbath SchoolFirst meeting in the Hancock School on Hanover Street. The first superintendent was Moses Grant. (Newsletter of the Bulfinch Place Chapel, Boston, Dec. 1926)
1823UTME Atkinson(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1824UTMA Newburyport(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1824UTME Portland(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1825UTMA Boston: Franklin Sabbath SchoolEstablished in October with 44 children and nine teachers. (See The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society For the Year 1829, “The Directors; Annual Report of the Several Schools in this City,” p. 15.)
1825UTMA Springfield(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1825UTMA Waltham(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1825UTME Hallowell(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1826UTMA Boston: Howard SSOn the evening of Dec.10, the first meeting of the Howard Sunday School of Boston took place in an upper room of Smith’s Circular Building on Portland and Merrimac Streets. Seven Unitarian teachers, recruited by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Tuckerman, met with three pupils. The school was named after John Howard, the English philanthropist and prison reformer. The main level of Smith’s Circular Building was a paint store. (Newsletter of the Bulfinch Place Chapel, Boston, Dec. 1926)
1826UTMA Chelmsford(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, pp 35, 36)
1826UTME Belfast(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1826UTME Kennebunk(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36) Deacons John Lowe and Daniel Sewell of the First Parish (Unitarian), Kennebunk, ME, started the Sunday school of that parish. (Sermon delivered in April of 1992 by the Rev. Peter Richardson)
1827UTMA Cambridgeport(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1827UTMA Concord(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35 and 36)
1827UTMA Dover(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1827UTMA Northampton(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1827UTMA Plymouth(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1827UTMA Walpole(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTMA AmesburyThe Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1828UTMA Andover(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, pp.35 and 36)
1828UTMA Brewster(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35)
1828UTMA Bridgewater (North)(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1828UTMA Brighton(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, pp.35, 36)
1828UTMA Cambridge(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, pp.35 and 36)
1828UTMA Cambridge (2nd School)(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, pp.35 and 36)
1828UTMA Charlestown(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1828UTMA Dennis(The Annual Reports of the Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35)
1828UTMA Hardwich(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTMA Kingston(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTMA Littleton(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTMA New Bedford(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTMA Roxbury(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTMA Sandwich(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1828UTMA Sterling(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTMA Stoughton(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1828UTMD Baltimore(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTNH Concord(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1828UTNY New York (2nd Parish)(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1829UTMA AshbySunday school founded by this time. (The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTMA BarnstableSunday school founded by this time. (The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTMA Bridgewater (East)(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTMA Cambridge(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTMA Danvers(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTMA Lexington(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTMA WarwickSunday school founded by this time. (The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTMA Worcester(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1829UTME Augusta(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1829UTME Charlton(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1829UTME Eastport(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1829UTNH Dover(The Annual Reports of The Boston Sunday School Society, 1830, p. 35, 36)
1829UTNY BrooklynBy this year, Sunday schools had been founded in the five district schools.
1829UTNY Rochester(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1829UTRI Providence(The Annual Preports of the Boston Sunday School Society,1830, pp.35, 36)
1835UTMA Boston: Warren St. Chapel
1838UTMA Boston: Pitt Street ChapelPauline Agassiz Shaw (Check name: Pauline lived 1841-1917; may be Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz 1822-1907, connected with King's Chapel