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
GPS Coordinates: 36.03078, -79.96408
- Added: 6 Oct 2003
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1971359
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