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Births and Burials of Greenwich Meeting in Cohansey, New Jersey

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Records of Society of Friends members who settled along the Cohansey and in Greenwich, Salem, New Jersey. These records are written as Greenwich Meeting and found in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting records.

History

Friends settled along the Cohansey in Fenwick's Colony and began holding meetings in homes as early as 1684. In 1694 a meeting was established there and a meeting house was built in 1698. In 1735 a Preparative Meeting was appointed to be held the last weekly meeting before the monthly meeting. In 1737 it was concluded that Friends at Cohansey and Pilesgrove were at liberty to keep their meetings every first-day, both winter and summer.

Sources


  • Greenwich Monthly Meeting Births and Burials. Children born to members of Greenwich Monthly Meeting. Department of Friends' Records, 302 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA. (these records are incorrectly indexed as Green Street Monthly Meeting on Ancestry)
  • Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821; Sheppard, Charles E. History of the counties of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland, New Jersey, with biographical sketches of their prominent citizens. Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1883. Page 512 [1]
  • Heiss, Willard C. Quaker Miscellany - New Jersey. Indianapolis, IN, 1963. Page 11.[2]




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