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Historical Figures of Chesilhurst

Learn more about some historical figures in community that helped shape what the Borough of Chesilhurst is today. If you have any information that could be added to this page, please contact us and let us know.

James Sayler

James Sayler

James Sayler was born in Ashville, North Carolina, and he moved to Chesilhurst in 1963. He became the custodian of the Chesilhurst School in 1976 and has been pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Weymouth, NJ since 1989. Reverend Sayler is married with four children.

Tecolia Salters

Tecolia Salters

Tecolia Salters was born in Cross Anchor, South Carolina, and married Emanuel Salters in 1942. In 1959 they moved to this home, just outside Chesilhurst, with five acres cultivated as a produce and poultry farm. Although the Salters were employed, they continued to farm and sold produce in Philadelphia on the weekends. Mr. Salters died in April 1991

Pleasant Harrison

Pleasant Harrison

Pleasant Harrison was born in Branchville, South Carolina, and married Eddie Harrison in 1935. She purchased the property in Chesilhurst in 1949. In 1961 she began to build her home-built almost entirely by herself-and completed it in 1963.

Mayor Arland Pointdexter

Mayor Arland Pointdexter

Arland Poindexter was born in 1943 in Philadelphia and moved to Chesilhurst in 1969. After serving as a member of the town council for six years, Mr. Pointdexter was elected mayor of Chesilhurst in 1986. He and his wife, Pricilla, have two sons.

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