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South River Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-S689
Records of South River Monthly Meeting, 1757-1848. Includes men's minutes 1757-1839, women's minutes 1763-1842, and vital records 1757-1848.


  • 1757-1848


Language of Materials

Records in English

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Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

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2.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Meetings at South River began as the Weekly Meeting of Bedford in 1754, under the care of Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. By 1757 it achieved the status of a Monthly Meeting part of Upper Quarterly Meeting. Goose Creek, in Bedford County, was granted the status of an indulged meeting under South River Monthly Meeting in 1786 and by 1794 was established as a Monthly Meeting. In 1797 Western Quarterly Meeting was set up for South River and Goose Creek Meetings. By 1814 Goose Creek Monthly Meeting was discontinued and membership joined to South River. Western Quarterly Meeting was discontinued in 1817 and South River was again joined to Upper Quarterly Meeting. South River Monthly Meeting itself was laid down in 1847.


Divided into series: 1.Men's Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Worship & Ministry and its Predecessors; 4. Financial Records; 5.Miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Haverford College Quaker Collection
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.

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