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Getting around that brick wall

From: "Jerry Lovett" < jllovett@charter.net>
DearMYRTLE,
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 help possible.

DearJERRY,

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 < neldajernigan@att.net> 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
http://www.rootsweb.com/~tncrocke/family/family.html

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!
Myrt      :)
DearMYRTLE,
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