Location: Asheboro, Randolph, North Carolina, United States
History of Back Creek Monthly Meeting
The current sign of Back Creek Friends Meeting House states that it was established in 1785.
According to the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Back Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends, Randolph County, North Carolina, was set up the 29th of 12th month, 1792, as authorized by the following minute.
"At a Quarterly Meeting held at Cane Creek the 18th of 11th mo. 1792. The committee appointed last meeting to visit friends of Back Creek Preparative Meeting on account of their request of holding Monthly Meeting: Report in writing as follows: To our Quarterly Meeting to be held at Cane Creek 12th of 11th no. 1792. Dear Friends: We the committee appointed last meeting to visit Back Creek Preparative meeting in order to inspect their ability of holding a monthly meeting amongst themselves have complyd therewith and give it as our sense and judgment that their request be granted; which we submit to the Quarterly Meeting. Zacharias Dicks, John Davies, Robert Morrison, James Newlin, Thomas Cox, Thomas Lindley and Jacob Marshill –---- with which this meeting unites and establishes said monthly meeting to be held on the last Seventh day in each month ---- And their preparative meeting on the fourth day preceeding the last seventh day in each month & John Carter, John Beals, Jeremiah Reynolds, Robert Hodson & John Davies are appointed to attend the opening of the afore-said monthly meeting & report their care to next meeting. Extracted from the minutes by Jacob Marshill, clerk.” 
Back Creek Friends Meeting House
|Original Back Creek Monthly Meeting House|
|Back Creek Church Modern|
Back Creek Friends Meeting Cemetery
It appears that many of the tombstones were removed from this cemetery. It is said that it was considered to self-serving to have your name on a headstone, so only initials were allowed on many of the stones. So many headstones were removed by the church because they didn't comply with church guidelines. There are large, open areas throughout the cemetery but in reality, the cemetery is full. Today, names and dates are allowed on the tombstones. 
|Wide Shot of Back Creek Cemetery|
Original Members of Back Creek Monthly Meeting
Previous to the establishment of Back Creek Monthly Meeting, Back Creek Preparative Meeting had been attached to Center Monthly Meeting. There is no list of the names of the persons who constituted the membership of Back Creek Preparative Meeting, who automatically became, on the day of its organization, the membership of the new monthly meeting. The following is a list of part of the original membership. Mary Albertson, John Bailey, Huldah Bundy, Margaret Bundy, Samuel Bundy, Gulielm Charles, Samuel Charles, Rachel Cole, Reuben Crow, Exum Elliott, Jacob Elliott, Elizabeth Fentress, Pharoah Fentress, Michael Harvey, Jenina Haskitt, Jesse Henley, John Henley, Kezia Henley, Mary Henley, Anna Hill, Jesse Hill, Joseph Hill, Mary Hill, William Hill, Elisha Hobbs, Fanny Hobbs, Andrew Hoover, Elizabeth Hoover, Jonas Hoover, Elizabeth Runt, Phinehas Hunt, Edvard Kenley, Margaret Kinley, Reuben Lan, William Lee, Mary Wills, Elizabeth Overman, Penelope Newby, William Newby, Milicent Nixon, Phinehas Nixon, Ephrais Overman, Rachel Overman, Jacob Pouts, Cornelius Ratliff, Elizabeth Ratliff, Elizabeth Small, Obediah Small, John Smith, Miriam Thornbrugh, Thomas Thornbrugh, Jesse Webb, Frederick Weymire, Enneon Williams, Martha Williams, Caroline Winslow, Thomas Winslow, Henry Yunt, Mary Yunt. 
Back Creek and Specific Surnames
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Below is a list of surnames that have been known to be associated with this Meeting
- Encyclopedia of American Quaker genealogy, Vol. 1 - This abstract of the records of the meeting has been compiled from the birth, death and marriage record (one volume), the men's minutes, 1792-1903, (three volumes) and women's minutes, 1793-1894 (one volume).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hinshaw, William Wade, 1867-1947, and Thomas Worth Marshall. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards brothers, inc., 1936., Volume 1, page 725 https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015002304221&view=1up&seq=725
- ↑ North Carolina Ancestry