Deep River Friends Church Cemetery

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Deep River Friends Church Cemetery

High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
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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 Baldwin       John Baldwin           Catharine Barnard
Francis Barnard       Margaret Barnard     Tristram Barnard
Levinah Beard        Phebe Beeson           Ann Bond
Edward Bond          Sarah Brazelton        Sarah Brooks   
Ann Clasby            Charles Clasby          Barnabas Coffin
Hannah Coffin        Libni Coffin               Lydia Coffin
Mary Coffin            Samuel Coffin          Seth Coffin
Mary Cook             Thomas Cook           Sarah Crues
Thomas Elmore      Latham Folger         Matilda Folger
Jonathan Gifford    Unice Gifford            Philip Ham
Priscilla Ham         Obadiah Harris         Rebekah Harris
Jonathan Harrold   Mary Haworth           Micajah Haworth
Phebe Haworth      Phebe Healy             John Hiatt Sr.
Mary Hiatt             Ruth Hinshaw           John Hoggatt
Joseph Hoggatt     Phebe Hoggatt         Ruth Hoggatt
Elizabeth Howell    Jonathan Howell      Ann Huff
Abner Hunt            Judith Johnson         Robert Johnson
Tarlton Johnson     Jemima Jones          Richard Jones
Hannah Kersey      Abigail Macy             John Macy,Sr.
Matthew Macy       Phebe Marshall        Charity Mendenhall
Dinah Mendenhall   Jane Mendenhall      John Mendenhall
Mary Mendenhall   Moses Mendenhall     Stephen Mendenhall
Aaron Mills             Amos Mills               Henry Mills
Reuben Mills           Joseph Pattison        Elizabeth Pike
Nathan Pike            Jane Rudduck          John Rudduck Jr.
Sarah Rudduck        Hezekiah Sanders   Joel Sanders
John Sanders          John Sanders Jr.      Martha Sanders
Susanna Sanders     George Stalker        Sarah Stalker
Archelaus Stanly     Jehu Stuart             Sarah Stuart
John Sweet             John Talbot             Mary Talbot
Henry Thornbrugh   Joseph Thornbrugh   Rachel Thornbrugh
John Unthank          Manlove Wheeler     Isaac 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


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GPS Coordinates: 36.03078, -79.96408

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