Sunday, September 18, 2005

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 Iwould like to find out more about them. The ancestor is a JosephLovett. 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 librarydoes 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 takenat many of the different levels of meetings that the Quakers werelikely 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 diedMay 12, 1833 in Guilford Co., NC. He married SARAH HODGSON 1778 inGuilford Co., NC, daughter of JOHN HODGSON and MARY MILLS. She was bornOctober 14, 1757 in Guilford Co., NC, and died November 09, 1838 inGuilford 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 onthe 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 storyabout 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 2bedroom apartment, one for ol' Myrt here and one for visitors to theFamily History Library. What fun we would have working the stackstogether.
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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