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From: "Joan Whitney" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Quaker Marriage Certificates
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 12:31:30 -0700
Hi Forrest. I figured I would jump on the band wagon with your wonderful
offer. I am looking for a marriage between William Carter and wife Jane,
some think Elliot, some think Johns, could be a Mary Jane, between 1775 and
1799. Also, any marriage record of a Thomas Northam either to Lucy Noblin,
Lucy Haynes, Hannah Swiggett, Elizabeth "unknown" between 1799 and 1815.
Thanks in advance for you time. I can't help but notice how much you
contribute to this site, and just wanted to say how much it is appreciated.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Forrest G Plumstead" <>
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 10:53 PM
Subject: [Q-R] Quaker Marriage Certificates
> Today I purchased QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES Pasqotank, Perquimans,
> Piney Woods, and Suttons Creek Monthly Meeting, North Carolina, 1677-1800
> Compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman. Published by Heritage Books, Inc.
> The wonderful thing about this book is not only the original spelling of
> the certificates, but that the names of the signers of the certificate
> are also there.
> The major families seem to be ALBERTSON, MORRIS, NEWBY, NIXON, SYMONS,
> TRUEBLOOD, & WHITE. although there are hundreds of families listed.
> I also found this interesting paragraph in the introduction by Raymond A
> Winslow, Jr.
> Not all the subscribing witnesses were North Carolinians (many Virginians
> may be noted), nor were they all Quakers. The name of Paul Palmer, the
> first Baptist minister in North Carolina, appears in Perquimans along
> with government officials (and Anglicans) Thomas Harvey, Henry Clayton,
> and Richard Everard. (It can not be determined whether the last was
> Governor Everard or his son.) Attendance by such public figures may have
> been merely a neighborly act, but their presence may have imparted a
> sanction to Quaker marriages which were (until 1778) often regarded as
> irregular if not illicit. Curiously, North Carolina's earliest marriage
> statute--ratified in 1670--seemed to prefigure Quaker marriage customs
> when it allowed couples to repair to the governor or a councillor "before
> his declareing that they do joyne together in the holy state of Wedlock
> And Doe accept one the other for man and wife" in the presence of three
> or four neighbors.
> Anyway if anybody needs look ups for colonial North Carolina in these MMs
> please let me know.
> Forrest G. Plumstead
> Plumstead and Associated Families
> Researching: Plumstead, Risser, Schroeder, Senne
> Quaker Families: Hobson, Heald, Hollingsworth, Mendenhall,
> Olmstead,Potts, Ross, Watt
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