New Garden Monthly Meeting
Guilford County, North Carolina
The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.
New Garden Monthly Meeting established in 1754. They brought the name with them from the New Garden Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
. . .25th of the 5 mo. 1754. Friends at New Garden requested this meeting to Grant them the privilege of holding a Monthly Meeting amongst them by Reason of the hardship they underwent in Attending the monthly meeting at Cane Creek;
And it appeared to this meeting that there is Near or Quite Forty Families of Friends seated in them parts; In consideration of which, this meeting thought propper to grant them there request.
The original members included:
Abraham Cook, Daniel Dillon,
Thomas Vestal, and
Members by the presentation of certificates during the first few months were:
William Smith, wife and children,
Richard Beeson and wife,
Isaac Cox and wife,
Anthony Hoggatt and wife,
Joseph Unthank, wife and children,
Samuel Pearson, wife and children,
Peter Dicks, wife and children,
Isaac Pidgeon and
Members received in membership by request were:
Hanuel Edwards and
Chester County was one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created in 1682.