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Spring Friends Meeting (North Carolina)

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Location: Orange County, North Carolinamap
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SPRING MONTHLY MEETING Orange (now Alamance) County, North Carolina

Spring Meeting is located in the southeastern corner of Alamance County, about 15 miles southeast of Graham and a few miles east of Cane Creek Meeting. In 1773 the Quarterly Meeting granted the request of "the meeting of friends near Thomas Lindley's called now Spring Meeting" for the establishment of a meeting for worship. A monthly meeting was established in 1793. The meeting had been under the Jurisdiction of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting prior to that date.

The first sitting of Spring Monthly Meeting appears to have been on the 7th of 10th month, 1793. The women's minutes for that date record the choice of Mary Woody for clerk and Hannah Thomson for assistant clerk. The men's minutes prior to 9th month, 1815, were "lost by accident" according to a statement in the oldest existing book of men's minutes.

The following list of women who were members at the time of the organization of the monthly meeting has been compiled from the first pages of the minutes. Because of the loss of the men's minutes, no list of the male members is available. Hannah Andrew, Ann Carter, Sarah Chalmbers, Mary Dicks, Ruth Fauset, Elizabeth Hadly, Rachel Hadly, Ruth Hadly, Agness Hervy, Elizabeth Hervy, Catharine Holaday, Hannah Holaday, Jane Holladay, Lydia Holaday, Mary Jackson, of Eno, Hannah Jones, Jemima Jones, Susanna Lee, Deborah Lindley, Sarah Lindley, of Eno, Ann Mccracken, of Eno, Elizabeth Mardock, Hannah Morrison, Sarah Newlin, Sarah Piggott, of Eno, Martha Shy, Hannah Thomson, Elenor White, Katharine White, Mary Woody.

Preparative meetings under the jurisdiction of Spring Monthly Meeting Included Spring, Eno, South Fork and Chatham.

Like Cane Creek Meeting, Spring was originally in Orange County,—in that section which was set off, in 1849, to form Alamance County. Cane Creek and Spring have had similar histories.

Located near together, their memberships were from the same family groups, mostly immigrants from Pennsylvania. Both meetings suffered from the migration to the northwest at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but not to the same extent, apparently, as some other meetings; both have survived to the present day. The following abstract has been compiled from one volume of birth and death records, one marriage register, two volumes of men's minutes (1815-1885), and two volumes of women's minutes (1793-1382). [1]

See also: Category: Spring Monthly Meeting Cemetery, Snow Camp, North Carolina

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