Quakers

Quakers
Anti-Slavery Movement in North Carolina
by Lasley, Rebecca Graham. Appearances can be deceiving. At first glance, the wagon pictured to the right looks like an ordinary farm vehicle of the early 1800s. It consists of a simple wooden box mounted on wheels that are [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Binford, Helen Bills Titsworth
by Moore, J. F. Helen Bills Titsworth Binford, Quaker educator and leader, was born in Western Springs, Ill., of English ancestry. She was the daughter of Abraham Dunham Titsworth, Jr., and Mary E. Harrison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Binford, Raymond
by Moore, J. F. Raymond Binford, president of Guilford College, was born in Carthage, Ind., of English ancestry. His father was Josiah Binford, a Quaker farmer, and his mother was Margaret Hill Binford. He grew up [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boone, Squire
by Wall, James W. Boone, Squire by James W. Wall, 1979 6 Dec. 1696–2 Jan. 1765 Squire Boone, pioneer settler in Western Piedmont North Carolina and father of Daniel Boone, was born in Devonshire, England. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown, Edwin Pierce
by Moore, J. Floyd. Edwin Pierce Brown, manufacturer and Quaker leader, was born in the community of George in Northampton County, the son of Walter Jay and Lula May Vaughan Brown. He attended Olney (Friends) School in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bundy, William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Bundy, colonial official, settled in Albemarle in 1663 or 1664. He was a member of the council of the Albemarle colony in 1684 and a justice of Perquimans Precinct Court, 1690–92. He lived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cane Creek Connection
by Allen, John. Cane Creek connection refers to the large number of Quaker (Society of Friends) settlers that arrived in the Piedmont region of North Carolina in the mid-eighteenth century, primarily from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, Joseph Gurney
by Parker, Roy, Jr. Joseph Gurney Cannon, congressman and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was born in New Garden, Guilford County, the son of Gulielma Hollingsworth and Dr. Horace Franklin Cannon, one of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chancy (Chancey, Chansy), Edmund (Edmond)
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Edmund (Edmond) Chancy (Chancey, Chansy), council member in North Carolina, came to the colony before September 1670 and settled in Pasquotank Precinct. He was a member of the council in 1672 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coffin, Addison
by Hoskins, Mary Katherine. Addison Coffin, abolitionist and educational, temperance, and agricultural leader, was born at New Garden (now Guilford College), son of Vestal and Alethea Fluke Coffin. The Coffins were descendants [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cox, Jonathan Elwood
by Chestnut, Paul I. Jonathan Elwood Cox, banker and manufacturer, was born on his father's farm in Rich Square, Northampton County. He was the son of Jonathan Elliott and Elizabeth Hare Cox, who had met while students [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dicks, Zacharias
by Newlin, Algie I. Zacharias Dicks, pioneer, itinerant Quaker minister, and abolitionist, was born in Chester County, Pa., the son of Nathan Dicks, Sr., who had moved to Pennsylvania in 1686, and the grandson of Peter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Hugh Woody
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hugh Woody Dixon, manufacturer and civic leader, was born at Snow Camp, the son of Joseph and Mary Woody Dixon. His father was of the line of Thomas Dixon, an English Quaker, who came to America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Simon
by Gust, Frances Osborne. Dixon, Simon by Frances Osborne Gust, 1986 1728–1781 Simon Dixon, quaker pioneer and miller, was born in Lancaster County, Pa. He was the grandson of William Dixon who moved to Pennsylvania [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Free Produce
by Powell, William S. "Free produce" was the term applied to anything grown, manufactured, or otherwise produced by nonslave labor. The term came into use when abolitionists, particularly Quakers, agreed to avoid buying [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Guilford College
by Stoesen, Alexander R. Guilford College, affiliated with the Society of Friends (Quakers), is the third-oldest coeducational institution in the nation. Located in Greensboro, the school was opened in 1837 by the Quakers as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hill, James
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. James Hill, Council member, was appointed to that position by a commission issued by the Lords Proprietors on 21 Nov. 1676. He probably assumed office the following summer, when his commission [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobbs, Allan Wilson
by Hood, Henry. Allan Wilson Hobbs, educator, was born in Greensboro, the son of Dr. Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, president of Guilford College, and Mary Mendenhall Hobbs. His brother Lewis Lyndon, Jr., became a surgeon in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobbs, Lewis Lyndon
by Mathis, Treva W. Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, educator, religious leader, and college president, was born one mile west of Guilford College, the youngest of nine children of Lewis and Phoebe Cook Hobbs. His father taught in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hobbs, R. J. M.
by Hood, Henry. Richard Junius Mendenhall Hobbs, lawyer, educator, and administrator, was born at Guilford College, the third son of Lewis Lyndon Hobbs, president of the college, and Mary Mendenhall Hobbs, members [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoover, David
by Powell, William S. Hoover, David by William S. Powell, 1988 14 Apr. 1781–12 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hubbard, Jeremiah
by Newlin, Algie I. Jeremiah Hubbard, educator and Quaker leader, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., the son of Joseph and Ann Crews Hubbard. He was the grandson of Hardiman Crews and his Indian wife, whose name has [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, John
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. John Hunt, Council member and justice, was in the North Carolina colony by 1664. He lived for about a year in the home of George Catchmaid in Perquimans Precinct, but later settled in Pasquotank [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, Nathan
by Newlin, Algie I. Nathan Hunt, Quaker leader, itinerant minister, and principal founder of the New Garden Boarding School (now Guilford College), was born in the New Garden community (now within the limits of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunt, William
by Mathis, Treva W. William Hunt, minister and religious traveler, was born at Rancocas, N.J., the son of William and Mary Woolman Hunt. After the death of his parents when he was very young he was reared by an aunt in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jay, Allen
by Branson, B. Russell. Allen Jay, Quaker minister, was born in Miami County, Ohio, the son of Isaac Jay and Rhoda Cooper Jay. His grandparents were from North Carolina. Jay's early schooling was limited to a few months [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
King, Rufus P.
by Branson, B. Russell. King, Rufus P. by B. Russell Branson, 1988 15 Apr. 1843–24 Feb. 1923 Rufus P. King, Quaker minister, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Levi Coffin and Quaker Emigration
by Hall, Lisa Coston. By some estimates, during the first half of the 1800s, roughly a third of North Carolina's residents moved to other states. The third-most populous state in the Union in 1790, North Carolina by 1860 [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Lindley, John Van
by Baker, Mary A. John Van Lindley, florist, nurseryman, and horticulturist, was born in Monrovia, Ind. His father, Joshua Lindley, a fruit grower and native of North Carolina, had moved to Indiana to marry Judith [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, Jonathan
by Newlin, Algie I. Lindley, Jonathan by Algie I. Newlin, 1991 15 June 1756–5 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Luelling, Henderson
by Thompson, Paul B. Henderson Luelling, nurseryman and agricultural entrepreneur, was born in Randolph County, the son of Mesheck Luelling, a physician and nurseryman of Welsh descent and a member of the Back Creek [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maddock, Joseph
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Joseph Maddock, pioneer Quaker leader in colonial Orange County, N.C., and Columbia County, Ga., founder of Wrightsborough, Ga., miller, and horticulturist, was born in the Newcastle, Del., area, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Madison, Dolley Payne Todd
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Madison, Dolley Payne Todd by Ethel Stephens Arnett, 1991 20 May 1768–12 July [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mendenhall, Nereus
by Mathis, Treva W. Nereus Mendenhall, educator, physician, civil engineer, and legislator, was born at Jamestown, the son of Richard and Mary Pegg Mendenhall. Jamestown was named for his grandfather, James Mendenhall, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Joseph
by Moore, J. Floyd. Moore, Joseph by J. Floyd Moore, 1991 29 Feb. 1832–9 July 1905 See also:  Guilford College (from the Encylopedia of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newlin, John
by Newlin, Algie I. John Newlin, merchant, industrialist, land speculator, abolitionist, and Quaker leader, was born in the southeastern part of present-day Alamance County. He was in the sixth generation of descendants [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nicholson, Timothy
by Winslow, Raymond A., Jr. Nicholson, Timothy by Raymond A. Winslow, Jr., 1991 2 Nov. 1828–15 Sept. 1924 Timothy Nicholson, Quaker humanitarian, was born near Belvidere in Perquimans County, the second son of Josiah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Osborn, Charles
by Miller, Randall M. Charles Osborn, abolitionist and Quaker minister, was born in Guilford County, the son of David and Margaret Stout Osborn and the grandson of Matthew and Isabel Dobson Osborn of Sussex County, Del. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Palmer, Paul
by Stevenson, George. Paul Palmer, general Baptist clergyman and a founding father of Baptists in the upper South, is traditionally said to have been a native of Maryland, to have been baptized in Delaware, ordained in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Thomas Gilbert
by Orr, Oliver H., Jr. Pearson, Thomas Gilbert by Oliver H. Orr, Jr., 1994 10 Nov. 1873–3 Sept. 1943 See also: Audubon Society of North Carolina (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina); Conservation Movement, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peirce (Pearce, Perse, Pierce), Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Peirce (Pearce, Perse, Pierce), Assembly member and prominent Quaker, was the son of John and Mary Peirce, who were living in the North Carolina colony by 1679. His maternal grandfather was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Jonathan
by Stevenson, George. Price, Jonathan by George Stevenson, 1994 d. 23 May 1822 See also:  Maps Jonathan Price, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Quaker Abolitionists
by Huddle, Mark Andrew. The antebellum years were dangerous times for anyone with the temerity to preach an abolitionist gospel in the South. But in the last months of 1847, a young Wesleyan Methodist missionary, the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Quakers
by Butler, Lindley S. Quakers, or the Religious Society of Friends, are the oldest organized Christian church in North Carolina. Founded in England through the prophetic insights and evangelical ministry of George Fox, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe), Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe), jurist, legislator, provost marshal, and surveyor general, was the son of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Relfe, who moved from Virginia to the Carolina colony about 1663. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, Elizabeth Bond
by McMillan, Douglas J. Elizabeth Bond Roberts, pioneer, minister of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and author, was born in Surry County, the daughter of Society of Friends members Edward and Anna (Annie) Huff [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Elbert
by Moore, J. Floyd. Russell, Elbert by J. Floyd Moore, 1994 29 Aug. 1871–21 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Joseph Blount
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Joseph Blount Skinner, lawyer, legislator, planter, and pioneer in the fishing industry, was born at Harveys Neck, Perquimans County, the eldest of thirteen children of Joshua and Martha Ann Blount [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Skinner, Thomas Harvey
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Thomas Harvey Skinner, Presbyterian clergyman and founder of Union Theological Seminary, was born at Harveys Neck, Perquimans County, the seventh of thirteen children. His father, Joshua, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slocum (or Slockum, Slocombe, Slokum), Anthony
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Anthony Slocum (or Slockum, Slocombe, Slokum), Council member, Assembly member, judge, and leader in Culpeper's Rebellion, was born in England, probably in Somersetshire, where members of the Slocum [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Symons (or Simons, Symonds), Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. By 6 Jan. 1689/90 Symons was a justice of Pasquotank Precinct Court, on which he also sat in 1694 and probably in the intervening years. He apparently was a member of the lower house of the Assembly [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
The Quakers and Their War of Resistance
by Bates, Doris McLean. The Quakers and Their War of Resistence By Doris McLean Bates Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2000. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tomes (Tems, Thomes, Toms), Francis
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Francis Tomes (Tems, Thomes, Toms), Council member, justice, customs collector, and prominent Quaker, moved from Virginia to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, about 1664. He had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tomlinson, Ambrose Jessup
by Martin, Robert F. Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson, charismatic clergyman and sectarian leader, was born near Westfield, Ind., about twenty miles north of Indianapolis. One of six children, he was the only son of Milton and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tyson, Bryan
by Auman, William T., Tise, Larry E. Bryan Tyson, controversialist and Unionist, was born in the Brower's Mill community of southeastern Randolph County, the son of Aaron Tyson, a relatively prominent farmer, slaveholder, and Quaker [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Van Noppen, Charles Leonard
by Yanchisin, D. A. Van Noppen, Charles Leonard by D. A. Yanchisin, 1996 7 Jan. 1869–15 June 1938 Charles Leonard Van Noppen, businessman, publisher, and political reformer, was born at Wemeldinge, Zeeland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Van Noppen, Leonard Charles
by Yanchisin, D. A. Leonard Charles Van Noppen, poet, literary expert, and translator, was born at Wemeldinge, Zeeland, Holland. His parents, Cornelius Martin and Johanna Maria Cappon Van Noppen, immigrated to the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warner, Yardley
by Mathis, Treva W. Yardley Warner, educator, lawyer, minister, and freedman's friend, was born at Warner homestead, Penn's Manor Farm, in Bucks County, Pa., the son of William and Letitia Field Warner, both of whom [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
White, Henry, Jr.
by Terrill, Thomas E. Henry White, Jr., Quaker leader, colonial official, and poet, was born in Isle of Wight County, Va. His father, Henry White, Sr., a cooper, married, first, Elener (surname unknown) and, later, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, William
by Powell, William S. William Williams, Quaker leader and author, was born in Chatham County. His father died when he was young, and he was educated by his mother. Apprenticed at age nineteen to a member of the Center [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Joseph
by Ervin, Sam J., Jr. Joseph Wilson, lawyer, known in the legal annals of North Carolina as "The Great Solicitor," was born in Randolph County, the son of William, who was born near Edenton of Scottish ancestry, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Milton
by Powell, William S. Milton Winslow, Quaker minister and author, was born in Randolph County, the oldest child of Thomas and Anna (Nancy) Nixon Winslow, members of the Back Creek Quaker Monthly Meeting. His mother died [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winslow, Nathan
by Winslow, Randolph. Nathan Winslow, the eleventh child of Caleb (1749–1811) and his first wife, Ann Perry Winslow (1755–96) of Perquimans County, was born on his father's Piney Woods Plantation in Perquimans. Thirteen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woody, John Warren
by Hinshaw, Mary Edith Woody. John Warren Woody, educator, college president, and religious leader, was born at Saxapahaw, Alamance County, of English Quaker ancestry, the son of Nathaniel, a farmer, surveyor, and owner of land [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Woody, Mary Chawner
by Hinshaw, Mary Edith Woody. Mary Chawner Woody, Friends minister, teacher, and spiritual leader, was born in Bartholomew County, Ind., of Quaker English and colonial ancestry, the daughter of Chalkley Albertson and Sarah Cox [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, John Milton
by Gass, W. Conard. John Milton Worth, physician, businessman, and politician, was born near Center (Friends) Meetinghouse, Guilford County, the son of David and Abigail Gardner Worth. He was a descendant of John [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Worth, William Henry
by Stokes, Durward T. Worth, William Henry by Durward T. Stokes, 1996 13 July 1839–6 Feb. 1931 William Henry Worth, Farmers Alliance leader, was born on a farm in the Polecat Creek community in Guilford County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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