Society of Friends -- Hicksite separation
Subject Source: Local Authority: Quaker Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters; diaries; genealogical material; legal papers, notably marriage certificates and deeds; material concerning various Friends' Meetings in New Jersey, in relation to the Hicksite Separation of 1827-1828; family photographs. While the Roberts family is the chief one represented, the Hooton family is also important in genealogical and legal material. Letters are mainly those of the Roberts family of Moorestown, N.J., 1839-1889. The most noteworthy diary is that of...
Dates: 1709 - 1937
Abstract This collection includes letters and papers of the Roberts and French families. Included is a record of the disownment of Asa Roberts from the Orthodox meeting in 1828, presumably due to his Hicksite beliefs,and a letter from John Mott to Josiah Mott, regarding Quaker testimony and issues of the Hicksite separation. Also included are wills and deeds of Robert French and other members of the family, as well as maps and charts of their properties in Burlington County, NJ.