Looking for Suttons Creek Monthly Meeting

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I have someone that attended Suttons Creek Monthly Meeting in North Carolina but I am unable to locate it as a category. Do I set it up or does someone else within the Quaker Project do it? I've never set up a category so I don't want to mess things up! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
in Policy and Style by Lori Humphrey G2G1 (1.5k points)

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Hi Lori,

If you go to Quakers in North Carolina you shall see several meetings. Perquimans is the most common Sutton's Creek was known as per Plone.  For me, it is challenging to decide how to categorize so that others will be able to find records.  The name Suttons Creek was used for about 40 years on and off.  The location (county Perquimans) is still active.  Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy V. 1. p. 1 gives a nice synopsis.

I hope this helps!

by David Wilson G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
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Since Suttons Creek is listed as an active Monthly Meeting for 40 years, I believe it may have its own category.

Is everyone fine with "Suttons Creek Monthly Meeting, Hertford, North Carolina"?
Would that change how we deal with Symons Creek? Just asking, not suggesting we make Symons Creek its own category. I noticed Piney Woods now has its own category although I see most of the references to it as Piney Woods/Perquimans (or Pasquotank, forget which without looking).
What is the final decision? If approved, would someone create this? As a newbie Quaker researcher I feel very unqualified to do this. Thanks!
Hi Isabelle. I'm rethinking my comment on Symons Creek MM after reading more about it Hinshaw Vol I Pg 91-92. Thumbnail: Symons Creek MM name began to be used about 1770 surplanting Pasquotank MM as a name by 1800 and became Symons Creek MM held in Pasquotank County. Prior to 1770 Symons Creek had been a preparatory meeting to Pasquotank MM. Suttons Creek took over part of the Pasquotank (Symons Creek MM) in 1794. When Sutton closed 1835 the entirety of the membership transferred to Symons Creek MM. Symons Creek MM again operated until late 1850s when it became part of Piney Woods MM.

So, Symons Creek operated as its own MM for two different time periods encompassing in total about 50-55 years. I now think it should have its own category. Reading all these old records of my ancestors (including Symons after which the Creek is named) so many of them say Symons Creek as the identifier.

What do you think? I know this is opposite of what I was thinking a week ago.

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