Cemetery notes and/or description: =================================================== Deep River Meeting House and Friend Burial Ground are located in the western part of Guilford County, about 12 miles from Greensboro.
A midweek meeting was set up in 1753, and a preparative meeting established in 1758. The Burial Grounds records, held by Deep River record the first burial as 1800, while the first recorded death in the birth and death records was in 1761.
The first sitting of the new meeting was held 1778, 9, 7. John Talbot and Mary Talbot we're appointed first clerks and John Rudduck Jr., recorder of births, deaths and marriages.
The original membership of the new monthly meeting included
Jemima BaldwinJohn BaldwinCatharine Barnard Francis BarnardMargaret BarnardTristram Barnard Levinah BeardPhebe BeesonAnn Bond Edward BondSarah BrazeltonSarah Brooks Ann ClasbyCharles ClasbyBarnabas Coffin Hannah CoffinLibni CoffinLydia Coffin Mary CoffinSamuel CoffinSeth Coffin Mary CookThomas CookSarah Crues Thomas ElmoreLatham FolgerMatilda Folger Jonathan GiffordUnice GiffordPhilip Ham Priscilla HamObadiah HarrisRebekah Harris Jonathan HarroldMary HaworthMicajah Haworth Phebe HaworthPhebe HealyJohn Hiatt Sr. Mary HiattRuth HinshawJohn Hoggatt Joseph HoggattPhebe HoggattRuth Hoggatt Elizabeth HowellJonathan HowellAnn Huff Abner HuntJudith JohnsonRobert Johnson Tarlton JohnsonJemima JonesRichard Jones Hannah KerseyAbigail MacyJohn Macy,Sr. Matthew MacyPhebe MarshallCharity Mendenhall Dinah MendenhallJane MendenhallJohn Mendenhall Mary MendenhallMoses MendenhallStephen Mendenhall Aaron MillsAmos MillsHenry Mills Reuben MillsJoseph PattisonElizabeth Pike Nathan PikeJane RudduckJohn Rudduck Jr. Sarah RudduckHezekiah SandersJoel Sanders John SandersJohn Sanders Jr. Martha Sanders Susanna SandersGeorge StalkerSarah Stalker Archelaus StanlyJehu StuartSarah Stuart John SweetJohn TalbotMary Talbot Henry ThornbrughJoseph ThornbrughRachel Thornbrugh John UnthankManlove WheelerIsaac Williams.
While some of the above names may appear mis-spelled: the names were copied as transcribed from the records of Deep River.
Deep River Monthly Meeting enjoyed large growth through immigration from the north during the latter half of the eighteenth century, and suffered great losses by migration to the Northwest during the first half of the nineteenth century. Writing of the latter movement, Dr. Weeks in "Southern Quakers and Slavery", page 264, says: "Deep River is, and has been, one of the strongest monthly meetings. Its record of migration begins with 1811 and extends to 1860. As usual, they are all to Indiana except ten, which are divided between Tennessee, Ohio and Illinois. Between 1811 and 1845 the movement was quite uniform. The favorite objective point was the White Water Meeting, Ind. Deep River, has had sufficient vitality to withstand this constant drain on its strength." Preparative meetings under Deep River Monthly Meeting included Deep River, Springfield, Muddy Creek, Deep Creek, Belews Creek, Gum Swamp and Hitchcock.
The information supporting this description, can be found in: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy 1750-1930, Volume I page 773, by William Wade Hinshaw