For years I have been told that my ancestor was disowned for marrying outside her faith. In Hinshaw, William Wade, et al., compilers. "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy." Volume 1, pg 1061, she is listed as 1790, 1, 23 Dinah Ducket, formerly Smith RPD MOU, which I took to mean Reported Married out of unity.
I found the entry he is referencing in U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, South Carolina Union Cane Creek Monthly Meeting Women´s Minutes, 1787-1805, pg 5. The exact text is "Dinah Ducket, formerly Smith, produced a paper of condemnation for going out in marriage, which was read in this Meeting and received"
I searched but could find no record that she had in fact been disowned. In the process of that search in later years I located several marriage records for some of her siblings in which either Dinah or her husband are listed among the subscribing witnesses. On the last record located today Dinah Ducket is a witness to the marriage of her youngest brother in 1804. Included among the other witnesses at this wedding were her father and most of her siblings.
What are the chances that a subscribing witness on a Quaker marriage certification was not a member of the faith?
If Dinah was in fact disowned wouldn't it be unacceptable for any of her family to associate with her?
What is the difference between marrying out of unity and going out in marriage?
Any answers or opinions would be welcome. Thanks