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  • Christopher Holder "the Quaker" (1631 - 1688)
    Christopher Holder (c. 1631—post-1676) was an English Quaker minister who immigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where he was persecuted for his beliefs. He was prohibited from preaching, i...
  • Charity Thornburgh (b. - 1758)
  • Benjamin Eli Thornburgh (c.1730 - 1795)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A114724 ID: P8312 Birth: 1735 in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States _APID: 1,7836::1217293 1 _APID: 1,4725::4833745 2 ...
  • Sarah Mary Ellis (1753 - 1818)
  • Nehemiah Ellis (1752 - 1822)

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The Religious Society of Friends

The Quakers, or Friends, were formed in the mid-17th Century by an English shoemaker, George Fox (1624-1691). His core belief was that man did not need an intermediary to establish a relationship with God — no trained ministers, no formal church services. Fox believed instead that an “Inner Light” directed man toward divine truth.

The Friends quickly became the most despised sect in England because the stands they took offended so many segments of society. Anglican authorities were affronted by the Quakers’ refusal to pay tithes or to attend services, and civil officials were disturbed by the Friends’ refusal to bear arms, participate in warfare, take oaths, or doff their hats before their betters. The Quakers pointedly used the words thee, thy and thou when addressing people of all ranks — a highly insulting practice because those words were ordinarily used only when speaking to servants.

Early communities of Friends in America thrived in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, where they made many contributions to public welfare: educational reform, the improvement of conditions in prisons and asylums, and leadership in the anti-slavery movement where they were prominent in the operation of the Underground Railroad.

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Quaker Ancestor Roster

The list that follows (over 500 names) are of early members of the Society of Friends (1835 or before) in North America.

  1. Adams, Mary   PA   
  2. Adams, William  VA  
  3. Akin, Benjamin  NY  
  4. Allen, John  PA  
  5. Allen, Ralph  MA  
  6. Allen, Rose  CT 
  7. Amos, Sr., William  MD  
  8. Anthony, Joseph VA
  9. Antram, John   NJ  
  10. Arnold, Richard  PA  
  11. Ash, Joseph  PA  
  12. Atkinson, Edith  SC  
  13. Austin, Francis  NJ  
  14. Ayres, Ann  MD  
  15. Ayres Chew, Anne  VA/MD  
  16. Babb, Peter PA
  17. Bagley, Ann   PA  
  18. Bailey, Benjamin  VA  
  19. Baily, Joel  PA  
  20. Baker, Henry  Eng/PA  
  21. Baker, Joseph  PA  
  22. Balderston, John  Eng/PA  
  23. Balderston, Mordecai  PA  
  24. Bales, Curtis  NC/OH/IN 
  25. Ballard, Sr., William  VA  
  26. Barnard, Benjamin  MA/NC
  27. Barrett, Mary  MA  
  28. Barrett, Mary (Marie)  Eng/MA  
  29. Barrington, Jane  NY  
  30. Baskel, Hannah  NC 
  31. Bates, Curtis  NC  
  32. Bates, John VA 
  33. Beal, William  PA  
  34. Beal, William  VA       
  35. Beals, John  PA/MD  
  36. Beard, Richard  MA/NC  
  37. Beeson, Edward  PA  
  38. Beeson, Edward  Eng/PA 
  39. Beeson, Frances  NC
  40. Beeson, Henry  VA/OH  
  41. Beeson, Richard  PA  
  42. Beeson, Richard  PA/NC  
  43. Benezet, John Stephen PA 
  44. Bennett, Richard  VA  
  45. Benson, Isaac  MA/RI  
  46. Bentley, William OH  
  47. Berwich Crowder, Rebecca   Eng
  48. Biles, William  PA  
  49. Bigge/Biggs, John VA  
  50. Bogue, William  Scot/NC  
  51. Boone, Benjamin  Eng/PA  
  52. Boone, Deborah Howell   PA
  53. Boone, III, George  PA  
  54. Boone, Sr., George   PA       
  55. Boone, II, George  PA  
  56. Boone, IV George  PA  
  57. Boone, Jr., Samuel  PA/KY/MD  
  58. Boone, Susanna, PA 
  59. Borden, Richard   RI  
  60. Borton, Ezra   OH  
  61. Bowater, John   PA  
  62. Bowne, Lydia Holmes Eng/NY 
  63. Bowne, Thomas   Eng/NY    
  64. Boyce, Joseph   MA  
  65. Brancom, Frances Willis Newton  MD
  66. Brattain, Robert  Scot/IN  
  67. Brattain, Robert  NC  
  68. Breed, Samuel  MA  
  69. Bressie, Hugh VA  
  70. Bridle, Francis  VA 
  71. Brigge/Biggs, John VA  
  72. Brinton, Ann Bagley   Eng/PA 
  73. Brinton, William  PA  
  74. Brinton, Sr. William  PA  
  75. Brown, Elizabeth  NY  
  76. Brown, Rachel   NJ/VA  
  77. Brown, Samuel  NY  
  78. Brown, William  PA/MD  
  79. Brown(e), I, Henry  VA  
  80. Browne, Thomas  MA
  81. Brownell, Joseph  RI  
  82. Bryan, Thomas  NJ  
  83. Buckman, William  PA  
  84. Budd, Rev. Thomas  Eng/PA  
  85. Buffum, Robert  MA  
  86. Bull, Gov. Henry  RI  
  87. Bundy, William  NC  
  88. Burgess, Penelope Johnson  VA 
  89. Burk, James  PA  
  90. Burk, James  NC  
  91. Burr, Henry  NJ  
  92. Bushrod, Thomas  VA  
  93. Bye, Thomas  PA  
  94. Cadwalader, Jr., John  OH/PA  
  95. Cadwallader, John  Wales/PA  
  96. Cadwallader, Sr., John  PA  
  97. Cann, John  PA  
  98. Carey, Samuel  PA/OH  
  99. Carr, Gov. Caleb  RI  
  100. Carr, Thomas  NC  
  101. Carver, John  PA  
  102. Carver, William  PA  
  103. Cassel, Mary  Ger/PA  
  104. Chamberlain, Elizabeth Eng/PA/NJ 
  105. Chance, Samuel  MD/IN    
  106. Chase, Benjamin  RI  
  107. Chase, William  MA  
  108. Chase III, William  MA  
  109. Chicken I, John  DE  
  110. Chicken II, John  DE  
  111. Clark, Christopher  VA  
  112. Clark, Francis  VA  
  113. Clark(e), Henry  PA  
  114. Clark, Sarah VA  
  115. Claypoole, James   PA 
  116. Clayton, Leah  NJ  
  117. Clayton, Mary  Eng/PA  
  118. Clayton, William  Eng/PA  
  119. Clayton, William  PA  
  120. Clayton, Jr., Gov.  Wm. PA 
  121. Cleaver, Peter  PA  
  122. Clift, Samuel  PA/NJ  
  123. Cloud, William  DE/PA  
  124. Coale, William  MD/VA  
  125. Coddington, William  RI   
  126. Coffin, Lt. John  MA  
  127. Coffin, Mary  MA  
  128. Coffin, Stephen  MA   
  129. Coffin, William  MA  
  130. Coggeshall, John   RI 
  131. Coggelshell, Joshua  RI  
  132. Colson, George  NJ  
  133. Cook, John  NC  
  134. Cook, Jr., Peter  Eng/PA  
  135. Cooper, William  PA  
  136. Cooper, Sr., William  SC  
  137. Crawford, Josiah  MD  
  138. Cripps, Nathaniel  NJ  
  139. Crossman, John   RI  
  140. Crowder, Rebecca Berwich  NY
  141. David, Sr., Daniel  Wales/DE  
  142. Davis/Davies, Charles  PA/NC  
  143. Davis, Peter  MA  
  144. Davis, Robert  NC  
  145. Davol, Joseph  MA  
  146. Denson, Frances (__) 
  147. Denson, William  VA  
  148. Denwood, Levin  Eng/VA/PA  
  149. Dickinson, Walter  VA/MD  
  150. Dillon, Luke   IL  
  151. Dixon, Ambrose  MD  
  152. Dobyns, Jonah  VA  
  153. Dole, Sarah  PA
  154. Dorsey, Edward  MD  
  155. Douglass, Asa  NY  
  156. Douglass, John  VA  
  157. Dow, Henry  MA  
  158. Dyer, Mary Barrett RI/MA
  159. Dyer, William  MA  
  160. Earle, Ralph  MA  
  161. Earle, Ralph  Eng./RI 
  162. Earle, Robert  MA  
  163. Eddy, Elisabeth, MA           
  164. Edmondson, Irene Ann  
  165. Edmundson, William  PA  
  166. Elliot, John  PA  
  167. Ellis, Jacob  TN  
  168. Ellison, Robert  KY  
  169. Ely, George  NJ  
  170. Endicott, Joseph  MA  
  171. English, Joseph  PA  
  172. Estes, Richard  RI  
  173. Ewbank, John  IN  
  174. Exum, Jeremiah  VA  
  175. Farrar, Jr., Thomas  MA  
  176. Farrington, Edward   NY 
  177. Fawcett Horner, Lydia  VA/OH  
  178. Feake, Hannah 
  179. Fell, Benjamin  PA  
  180. Few, Richard  PA  
  181. Field, Benjamin  NY  
  182. Field, Robert  NY  
  183. Fisher, Frances  D. Willis MD 
  184. Fitzwater, Thomas  Eng/PA  
  185. FitzRandolph, Nathaniel  NJ 
  186. Fleming, Charles  VA  
  187. Fletcher, Ralph  NC  
  188. Fookes, Thomas  VA  
  189. Frampton, William PA 
  190. Freeborn, Gideon  RI/MA  
  191. Freeland, Robert  MD  
  192. Freeman, John  PA  
  193. Freeman, Nathaniel  PA  
  194. Furnas, John  SC  
  195. Gardner, Thomas  Eng/MA  
  196. Gardner, I, Richard  MA  
  197. Gardner, Sr., Richard  MA  
  198. Garretson, Casparius  DE  
  199. Garrigues, Issac  PA/NJ 
  200. Garrigues, Matthiew  PA  
  201. Gaskill/Gaskin, Samuel  MA
  202. Gaunt, Peter  Eng/MA 
  203. Gaunt, Peter  VA  
  204. Gaunt, Rebecca  SC  
  205. Gifford, William  MA  
  206. Gilbert, Thomas  SC 
  207. Gilbert, Rebecca Gaunt  SC   
  208. Gilpin, Joseph  PA  
  209. Goodwin, Thomas  PA 
  210. Green, Daniel  Canada/PA  
  211. Green, Esther Low Hart PA  
  212. Gregg, William  DE  
  213. Griffith, Thomas  Wales/PA  
  214. Griffith, Sr., John  Wales/PA   
  215. Griscom, Andrew  PA  
  216. Grubb Beeson, Charity  DE/NC 
  217. Hadley I, Simon  Ire/PA  
  218. Haines, Joseph  NJ  
  219. Haines, Richard  NJ  
  220. Hall, Richard  MD  
  221. Hall, Richard  VA  
  222. Hambleton, James  PA  
  223. Hammer, John   PA  
  224. Hampton, Jr., Thomas  VA  
  225. Hanks, William  MD  
  226. Harding, Thomas  PA  
  227. Harlan, Elizabeth Duck/Duke  Ire/PA  
  228. Harlan, George  Eng/PA   
  229. Harlan, George  Eng/DE  
  230. Harlan, Sarah Hollingsworth  PA 
  231. Harmer, Jr., George  Eng/PA  
  232. Harmer, Robert  MA
  233. Harmer, William   PA  
  234. Harper, Robert  MA  
  235. Harper, Robert  RI  
  236. Harris, William  MD  
  237. Hartshorne, Hugh  NJ  
  238. Hastings, Peter  DE/PA  
  239. Haworth, George  PA  
  240. Hendricks, Gerhard   PA  
  241. Hendricks, Moses  VA  
  242. Hiatt, John  PA  
  243. Hiatt, Sarah  OH 
  244. Hickman, Francis  PA  
  245. Hicks, Lydia Doane  MA 
  246. Hiett, John  PA  
  247. Hill, Elisabeth Eddy  MA  
  248. Hill, Mary Peirsey  Eng/VA  
  249. Hill, Thomas  VA  
  250. Hinshaw, William  Ire/NC  
  251. Hobson, Stephen  NC  
  252. Hoge, Solomon  VA/PA 
  253. Hoge, Jr., William  VA  
  254. Holcombe, Elizabeth Woolrich  Eng/NJ 
  255. Holcombe, John  NJ  
  256. Holley, Joseph  MA  
  257. Hollingsworth, Sarah  SC  
  258. Hollingsworth, Valentine  DE
  259. Hollowell, Alise/Alice (__) VA
  260. Hollowell, Elizabeth  VA 
  261. Hollowell, Thomas  VA  
  262. Holmes, Lydia  PA  
  263. Hoodt, Caspar  Holland/PA  
  264. Hoodt, Caspar  NY/PA  
  265. Hough, John  PA  
  266. Howell, Deborah  PA  
  267. Howell, John  PA  
  268. Howell, William  PA 
  269. Howland, Arthur  MA  
  270. Howland, Henry  MA  
  271. Howland, Henry  Eng/MA   
  272. Huestic, Robert   NY  
  273. Hull, Tristam  MA  
  274. Hunn II, Nathaniel  MA  
  275. Huntington, Samuel MA/NH
  276. Hutchins, Nicholas  VA  
  277. Huthcens, Strangeman  VA  
  278. Hutchins, Strangeman   NC/VA 
  279. Hyatt, Sr., John  PA  
  280. Irish, Jesse  RI/VT  
  281. Jenings/Jennings, Gov. Samuel  NJ
  282. Jenkins, John W.  NY  
  283. John, Sr., Griffith  PA
  284. Johns, Richard  MD  
  285. Johnson, Penelope  VA  
  286. Jones, (2) Matthew  VA   
  287. Jordan, Margaret Brashere  VA  
  288. Jordan, Thomas  VA   2005, 1
  289. Keasby, Edward  NJ  
  290. Kemp, Robert  Eng/MD  
  291. Kester,/Kuster Johannes  Ger/PA  
  292. Kester, Johannes  PA  
  293. Kinnison, Edward  PA  
  294. Kinsey, David  Wales/PA  
  295. Kitchin, Priscilla  MA/DE  
  296. Knight, Thomas  NJ  
  297. Knight, Thomas  PA 
  298. Ladd, John  VA  
  299. Lancaster, Thomas  PA  
  300. Lapham, Benjamin  MA  
  301. Lapham, John  MA  
  302. Lapham, Steven  NY/RI  
  303. Larkin (Lordking), John MD
  304. Latting, John  NY  
  305. Laughlin, Hugh B.  PA/NC  
  306. Lawrence, John  VA  
  307. Lawrence, Mary  VA  
  308. Lawrence, Robert  VA  
  309. Lawrence, Sr., Robert   Eng/VA  
  310. Lee, Anthony  PA  
  311. Lewelling, Meshack  NC  
  312. Lewis, Ellis  PA  
  313. Liddell, John  MD  
  314. Lincecomb, Thomas   MD  
  315. Lippincott, Richard  NJ  
  316. Lippincott, Richard  MA   
  317. Lovejoy, Phoebe  PA/MD  
  318. Lukes, Jan   PA  
  319. Lupton, Sr., Joseph  VA  
  320. Lynch, Sr., Charles  VA  
  321. Macy, Richard  MA  
  322. Malin, Randall  PA  
  323. Marbury, Catharine  RI  
  324. Marbury, Rev. Francis   RI   
  325. Maris, George  Eng/PA  
  326. Marston, Capt.William  Eng/NH  
  327. Maxwell, Hugh  IN/NC   
  328. McKnie, Sr., Barnaby  VA
  329. Mendenhall, Alveron P.  NC/IN 
  330. Mendenhall, Benjamin  PA  
  331. Mendenhall, John  PA  
  332. Mendenhall, Mordecai  PA  
  333. Mendenhall, Mordecai, NC 
  334. Mendenhall, Thomas  Eng 
  335. Mendenhall, Thomas  PA  
  336. Mendenhall, Sr., John  PA  
  337. Michener, John  PA  
  338. Mifflin, Jr., John  NJ/PA  
  339. Milburn, the Elder, John   NJ/VA  
  340. Milhous(e), Sr., Thomas  PA  
  341. Millikan, William  Ire/PA/NC  
  342. Mills, Henry  PA/IL  
  343. Mills, John  PA  
  344. Mills, Lydia  IA 
  345. Moore, John   VA/NC  
  346. Moorman, Charles  VA  
  347. Moorman, Thomas  VA   
  348. Morris, John  NC  
  349. Mosher, Asa  MA/OH
  350. Mosher, Samuel  NY  
  351. Mott, Jacob   RI  
  352. Neal, Henry  PA  
  353. Newlin, Nathaniel  Ire/PA  
  354. Newlin, Nicholas  Ire/PA  
  355. Nichols, Eleazer  MA/NY  
  356. Nixon, Zachariah  Eng/NC  
  357. Noblet/Noblit, John  PA  
  358. Noblit, Joseph  NJ  
  359. Osburn/Osborn, Matthew  NC  
  360. Outland/Oudelant, William  VA  
  361. Overman, Abigail NC  
  362. Painter, Samuel  PA  
  363. Palmer, John  PA  
  364. Parrish I, Edward  MD  
  365. Patterson, Edward  NJ  
  366. Paul, Joseph   PA 
  367. Pearson, Benjamin  VA/SC/OH 
  368. Pearson, Thomas  Eng/PA  
  369. Pearson, Sr., Enoch  PA  
  370. Pearson/Pierson, Lawrence Eng/PA
  371. Peasley, Joseph  MA  
  372. Pegg, Valentine  MD  
  373. Pemberton, Phineas  PA  
  374. Phelps, Henry  Eng/NC  
  375. Phelps, Nicholas  MA  
  376. Piggott, Susannah  NC  
  377. Plover, Eleanor
  378. Pope, John  VA  
  379. Pope, William  VA  
  380. Pope, Sr., Henry  VA  
  381. Pope, Sr., William  VA  
  382. Powell, Howell  MD  
  383. Powell, Walter  MD  
  384. Price, Mordecai  MD  
  385. Prior, Mathew  NY   1
  386. Pugh, Jesse  GA  
  387. Purinton, Elijah  Canada/NH  
  388. Pusey, Ann Stone Worley  Eng/PA  2
  389. Pyle, Nicholas  PA  
  390. Pyle, Sr., Robert   PA  
  391. Rakestraw, William  Eng/PA  
  392. Ratcliffe, Richard  VA  
  393. Rathbun, Jr., Joshua  RI/CT 
  394. Reynolds, Henry  NJ/PA  
  395. Richardson, William  MD  
  396. Rickes (Rickesis), Isaac VA
  397. Roberts, Rachel Tabor  VA  
  398. Rogers, Wing  VT/MA  
  399. Ross, Alexander  VA  
  400. Saunders, Joel  NC  
  401. Scarborough, Sr., John  Eng/PA  
  402. Scarborough, John  PA  
  403. Scarborough, Matilda  VA  
  404. Scholey, Thomas  NJ  
  405. Schumacher, Sr., Peter  PA  
  406. Scott, Richard  Eng/RI  
  407. Scranton, Abigail  IL  
  408. Sharp, John  NJ  
  409. Sharpless, John  PA  
  410. Sherman, Jacob  MA  
  411. Shinn, Daniel   NJ  
  412. Sisson, William  MA  
  413. Slocum, Giles  RI  
  414. Small, Benjamin  VA  
  415. Smith, John NE  
  416. Smith, John  MD  
  417. Smith, Joseph  NH  
  418. Smith, Robert  NJ  
  419. Smith, Thomas  PA  
  420. Smith, William  PA               
  421. Snowden, John   PA  
  422. Somers, John  Eng/PA/NJ  
  423. Southwick, Cassandra  NY 
  424. Southwick, Josiah  MA  
  425. Southwick, Lawrence  NY  
  426. Southwick, Provided  MA  
  427. Spencer, Isaac  NC  
  428. Stanton, Samuel  MA  
  429. Starbuck, Abigail  NH  
  430. Starbuck, Edward  NH/MA  
  431. Starbuck, Mary Coffin  MA 
  432. Starbuck, Nathaniel  MA  
  433. Starr, Jeremiah  PA  
  434. Stevenson, Thomas  NY  
  435. Stokes, Thomas  NJ  
  436. Stout, Peter  DE/NC  
  437. Stovall, Barthalomew  VA  
  438. Strode, Susannah   VA
  439. Stubbs, Thomas  PA   1
  440. Sutton, George NC 
  441. Swaine, Patience  MA  
  442. Swasey, Abigail  NY  
  443. Swift, Joan  MA  
  444. Taylor, Joseph   PA  
  445. Taylor, Philip  PA
  446. Taylor, Thomas  PA  
  447. Terrell, Henry  VA  
  448. Terrell, I, Henry VA  
  449. Terrell, Richmond  VA  
  450. Thatcher, Richard  PA  
  451. Thomas, Evan  PA  
  452. Throckmorton, John  NJ  
  453. Throckmorton, John  NJ/RI  
  454. Thurston, Edward  Eng/RI  
  455. Thurston, Edward  RI  
  456. Tilton, John  Eng/NY  
  457. Tilton, Mary  MA/NY  
  458. Travers, William  NC  
  459. Tripp, John   RI  
  460. Troth, William  MD  
  461. Trueblood, John  NC  
  462. Twining, John MA
  463. Twining, John  PA  
  464. Twining, William  PA/MA  
  465. Vernon, Randall  Eng/PA  
  466. Vestal, II, William  PA/NC  
  467. Vestal, I, William  Eng/PA  
  468. Walker, Jane Barringon  NY
  469. Walker, John   MA  
  470. Walker, Lewis  PA  
  471. Wanton, Edward  MA  
  472. Ware, John  NJ  
  473. Washbourne, Sarah  NY  
  474. Washburn(e), Mary  NY  
  475. Waters, II, John  MD  
  476. Watters, Walter  VA  
  477. Watkins Woodson, Rachel     VA  
  478. Whetherhill/Whetherill, Christopher  NJ 
  479. Whitacre I, John  NJ
  480. White, William  PA/IN  
  481. Whitson, Willis  PA/IN  
  482. Wilkinson, Samuel  RI  
  483. Willard, Joseph  NC  
  484. Williams, Richard  PA  
  485. Williams, Richard  VA   1
  486. Willis, Henry  NY  
  487. Willits, Isiah  PA  
  488. Wills, Dr.Daniel NJ  
  489. Willson, Robert  NJ  
  490. Wilson, Christopher  Eng/DE  
  491. Wing, Daniel  Eng/MA  
  492. Winslow, Joseph  IN
  493. Winslow, Joseph  NC
  494. Winslow, Karen  NC  
  495. Woodson, Benjamin  VA  
  496. Woodson, Elizabeth  VA
  497. Woodson, John  VA  
  498. Woodson, Joseph VA  
  499. Woodward, Anthony  Eng/NJ  
  500. Woodward, Robert  Eng/PA  
  501. Woolman, John  Eng/NJ  
  502. Woolverton, Charles  NJ  
  503. Worley, Henry  PA  
  504. Worley, Jacob  NC/OH  
  505. Wright, Charity  MD  
  506. Wright, James  PA/VA  
  507. Wright, John  VA 
  508. Wright, John   SC  
  509. Wright, Joseph   VA
  510. Wright, Josiah  VA  
  511. Wright, Rev. James  VA   
  512. Wynne, Thomas, Dr.  PA  
  513. Yarnall, Francis  PA