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QUAKER HERITAGE

(Society of Friends)

 

Site created in June 2004, updated in August 2010 by Beverly Whitaker

My goals with this website are threefold:

1. To share our visit to the Wrightsborough Quaker historical site in Georgia.

2. To list the surnames in my own Quaker heritage.

3. To suggest links to helpful Internet sites about Quakers.
I’ve added some new links but also had to remove some links I had shown previously because they have left the Internet.

 

My Visit to Wrightsborough, Georgia

Description: Wrightsboro, GA

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about our visit to this Quaker historical site in McDuffie County, Georgia.

The document contains 14 pages of photos and transcriptions of the many historical markers.

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Wrightsborough is the southern-most point of the migration of the Quakers in colonial America. Not everyone who lived in the community was a Quaker, but it began as a Quaker settlement in 1767, when some forty families of Orange County, N.C., led by Quakers Joseph Maddock and Jonathan Sell, migrated to Georgia. Although Wrightsborough survived as the village of Wrightsboro into the 1920s, the Quaker Meeting there faded out in 1805.


Quaker Surnames in Beverly's Heritage

Armfield

Bates

Beals

Beeson

Benedict

Bond

Bowater

Clayton

Corbitt

Crofford

Edge

Grubb

Hammer

Harlan

Harrold

Haworth

Heald

Humphrey

Jay

Jones

Laughlin

Matthews

Michael

Mills

Moon

Pennington

Scarborough

Thornborough

Thornburg

Vestal

Williams

Wing

Wright



 

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The Quaker Corner
The Quaker Corner is the official repository for the QUAKER-ROOTS discussion group,
a very active mailing list with over 1,200 subscribers.
This award-winning site has been on-line since August of 1995 and is part of The Gene Pool.
Both sites were designed and are maintained by Joanne Todd Rabun of Eugene, Oregon
for the sole purpose of sharing what she has learned about her heritage with her family, friends and other family historians.

See also:

 The Religious Society of Friends

FamilySearch Catalog Listing for “Society of Friends” [loads slowly]

Quaker Glossary of Terms

Quaker Monthly Meetings

Quaker Meetings Message Board

Old Style and New Style Dates for Quaker Calendar


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