Getting around that brick wall
From: "Jerry Lovett" < email@example.com>
I read your review on William Wade Hinshaw's book on Quakers. I just recently
found out an ancestor of mine was married to a Quaker and I would like to find
out more about them. The ancestor is a Joseph Lovett. He was married to a Sarah
Hodgson. She was supposed to have been a Quaker. Do you have any info on them to
help me? Our library does not have any of these volumes. Would appreciate any
Rhonda McClure wrote "Quaker records are one of the most useful records because
of the unique system devised by George Fox. Minutes were taken at many of the
different levels of meetings that the Quakers were likely to attend, which
included... " See:
http://www.genealogy.com/heard080599.html for the full text, including a
specific description of the 6 original volumes of
Hinshaw's index of Quaker meeting records. You can certainly check other
regional libraries at www.libdex.com
to locate a copy of the volume you need.
See also: Descendants of James Joseph Lovett
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tncrocke/family/lovett1.html where it lists
"JAMES JOSEPH1 LOVETT was born 1753 in England, and died May 12, 1833 in
Guilford Co., NC. He married SARAH HODGSON 1778 in
Guilford Co., NC, daughter of JOHN HODGSON and MARY MILLS. She was born October
14, 1757 in Guilford Co., NC, and died November 09, 1838 in Guilford Co., NC."
You'll need to contact Nelda Jernigan < firstname.lastname@example.org> for
source documentation. This webpage is linked to another webpage where Nelda has
contributed information on the following additional family lines:
-- The Descendants of William Baldwin
-- The Jernigans of West Tennessee
-- Stroud, Johnson, and Related Families
-- Descendants of Hampton Sullivan
-- The Descendants of Samuel O. Wilkerson, Sr.
-- The Descendants of Thomas Yearwood
I hope some of these names ring a bell, and that you are able to get in contact
with Nelda for the details.
PS -- Working on this column caused me to run across an online story about the
WORRELL family line. I haven't worked it in years. I wonder if
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tncrocke/family/worrell.html will provide clues to
the ancestry of my Worrel family, who were early Quakers in Pennsylvania. I
can't wait to get home to look into this further. Looks like this column may
have killed 2 birds with one stone!
PPS -- I am also thinking of moving to Salt Lake, and renting a 2 bedroom
apartment, one for ol' Myrt here and one for visitors to the Family History
Library. What fun we would have working the stacks together.
Happy family tree climbing!
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