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Topics: Historic Preservation and Conservation. Publisher: ScholarlyCommons. Year: OAI identifier: oai::hp_theses Provided by: Author: Seth Beeson Hinshaw. Seth is the author of "The Evolution of Quaker Meeting Houses in North America " 10,11,12,13 and "North Carolina Election Returns, Covering the Races for President, Governor, and U.S.

House". 14,15 Email: or Melissa's email. This database contains Quaker monthly meeting records which are archived at the following Quaker colleges: Earlham (Indiana), Guilford (North Carolina), Haverford and Swarthmore (Pennsylvania). Quakers recorded a variety of details in their monthly meeting minutes which can be searched by name, location, and event date; or browsed by state.

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Page 80 - The house twenty feet long and fourteen feet wide in the clear, two stories high, — the upper seven feet, and the under six and a half feet, of which four feet under ground, with all convenient lights and doors, and casements — strong and substantial, with good brick, lime, sand and stone, as also floors and roofs very substantial ; a partition of brick in the middle through the 5/5(1).

The Quakers are a relatively small denomination now, but during the Colonial era were much more prominent and influential, counting such luminaries as Benjamin Franklin among its members.

Some of the oldest surviving religious structures (in this case, meeting houses) in America are the legacy of the Quakers in this period. The Quakers, – The Evolution of an Alternative Community (The New History of Quakerism Book 2) The Quakers, – The Evolution of an Alternative Community (The New History of Quakerism Book 2).

Concord Meeting gave permission to hold First-Day meetings in William Brinton's cabin at a very early date. Plans were made for a meeting house in The Battle of Brandywine was fought here and the British used the meeting house for a hospital.

The meeting house was located a few miles southeast of West Chester, Pa, near the Delaware County. From then on the group decided that they were Quakers and they met as such, and this is why you have on the Sandwich Meetinghouse the statement that is in all the history books that this was the first continuous Quaker gathering or grouping in North America, starting from Christopher’s Hollow and that Meeting.

Her scholarly interests have ranged widely, including co-authoring the text, The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans, and editing a book on Quaker Aesthetics: Reflections on a Quaker Ethic in American Design and Consumption, – She has even been known to use Quaker mystery novels in her classes.

Originally the Quaker movement opposed abolitionism because it was a political issue that was divisive. However, in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting came out against slaveholding by its own members, under the influence of John Woolman and others, and this helped to change the stance taken by other Yearly Meetings, including London.

The rank. QUAKER ANCESTOR ROSTER. This list of ancestors represents ancestors who have been used by previous applicants.

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The list may be used as an avenue in locating a qualifying ancestor. Each new application for membership must provide documentary proof of an applicant's ancestor being a member of the Society of Friends based upon primary sources.

U.S. and Canada, Quaker Monthly Meeting Historical Data (lists where the original Quaker records can be located) Ancestry U.S.

and Canada, Quaker Yearly Meeting Annual Reports, Ancestry U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I VI, (vol 6 includes Virginia) Ancestry. A different approach is taken in Seth Beeson Hinshaw's The Evolution of Quaker Meeting Houses in North America, (M.S. thesis, University of Pennsylvania, ), where the focus is on the historical development of meeting house forms from English prototypes, to a mid-eighteenth century "Quaker Ideal Plan" and then how meeting houses.

York, Virginia and North Carolina. These yearly meetings, and others founded later, maintained a regular exchange ofepistles with British Friends. Structure in England and America: For the most part Quaker Meetings for church affairs (earlier known as meetings for discipline) in England ran, from the 'suntil the end of   As some Quakers acquired wealth in the s, relatives might loan money or invest in new business ventures together.

Singleness was unusually acceptable among Friends. Demographers point out that singleness and late marriages for women first appeared among Quakers in England and North America in the s. Quaker Meeting Houses in America and England: Impressions and Comparisons Quaker Meeting Houses in America and England: Impressions and Comparisons Butler, David M.

David M. Butler* These notes have been compiled after a visit to see meeting houses in only one part of the United States, that is within Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings.

-- Quaker architecture, with its deliberately plain facade and "meeting-house" style (as opposed to that of the traditional Protestant church), is one that marries form to function to describe the Quaker approach to community and spiritual life.

Meeting houses have no steeples or pulpits, and the Friends have no outward sacraments. Based on wide-ranging research in sources both Quaker and non-Quaker and fully in dialogue with the scholarship on Quakerism, Dissent, Stuart England, and the early Atlantic world, this book is one of the most welcome, and important, works on Quaker history to appear in the twenty-first century.” —Thomas D.

Hamm, author of The. By the s Quakers had begun to consider the possibility of immigrating to North America to escape religious oppression. In William Penn (), a prominent leader with the Quaker movement, received a land grant for a new colony from English monarch Charles II as a payment for a debt that the king had owed to Penn’s father.

- Monthly Meetings in North America: A Quaker Index. An attempt to record basic historical information (former name, parent bodies, location, meeting genealogy, records-storage locations, records known extant) about every monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends that has ever existed in North America.

Quakers, also called Friends, belong to a historically Christian denomination known formally as the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united by their belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access the light within, or "that of God in every one".

Some profess the priesthood of all believers, a doctrine. Thomas Chalkley came in and again in his journal talks of ‘many being convinced’ and of meetings so large that the Meeting House could not contain them.

New York Quakers developed principled positions on contemporary issues. Slavery was commonplace in the early days, and to begin with many Quakers had slaves. The principal figure in North America was Rufus Jones, born in in the small Quaker village of North China, Maine, in the Gurneyite New England Yearly Meeting.

He was educated in Quaker schools and Haverford College, with graduate study at Harvard. He had a long teaching career at Haverford. "Meeting House and Counting House" focuses on the history of Philadelphia Quakers from days of earliest immigration through the end of the French and Indian War.

Tolles reviews the reasons Quakers came to the New World, the role steadfast hard work played in the Quaker religion, emerging issues and conflicts, and colonial Quakers as men of the Reviews: 4.

FGC will list Quaker meetings and churches on Quaker Finder whose Yearly Meetings are located primarily in the United States and Canada. For U.S. and Canadian-based Yearly Meetings who have formally-affiliated Monthly Meeting and Worship Groups in Mexico (such as through Pacific Yearly Meeting), we will also list these Mexican Monthly Meetings.

Live Oak Friends Meeting House is a Quaker meeting house located at West 26th Street in the Heights area of Houston, Texas, United meeting house, which was completed in Decemberwas designed and built to house the Live Oak Friends Meeting, which was formed in If you want to learn more about the construction of meeting houses in Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings, see David M.

Butler, "Quaker Meeting Houses in America and England: Impressions and Comparisons", in Quaker History, Vol. 79, no. 2 (Fall, ), pages He points out that some 60% of English meeting houses are of the "cottage. The current Somerton Friends Meeting House on Quaker Drive, east of Quaker Swamp, was constructed inand a historical marker was installed next to it in 3 In Virginia, the counties that exported the most tobacco developed the strongest economic and cultural ties to England in the 's, and had the most traditional social structure.

Friends meeting houses are places of worship for the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers.A "meeting" is the equivalent of a church congregation, and a "meeting house" is the equivalent of a church building. Several Friends meetings were founded in Pennsylvania in the early s.

The Merion Friends Meeting House is the only surviving meeting house constructed before. This database contains historical information about the 2, Monthly Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) which ever existed in North America. The extracted data is from the website: Tom Hill maintains this website and has given permission for to include his valuable work in its Quaker Collection.are organized by parishes, Quakers in America organized hundreds of local Quaker “meetings.” These local congregations typically gathered on Sunday morning for a worship service called “meeting for worship.” So a Quaker meeting may refer to a unit in the church or an actual gathering—a meeting.– — During the Colonial era, before the Revolutionary War, Quakers controlled the governments of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

— In Maine, the Falmouth Monthly Meeting of Friends is established. — Town of Vassalboro is established.