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Re: Quaker meeting in German Twn., Fayette Co., Pa.
Posted by: sandra ferguson (ID *****4312) Date: June 10, 2010 at 08:34:12
In Reply to: Quaker meeting in German Twn., Fayette Co., Pa. by Marian Robinson of 4757

I'm sure you are probably familiar with the way of things, when a Quaker family wished to move, but in case not, here 'tis...(and, it's the reason Quaker movements are often possible to trace from meeting to meeting, and state to state.)
When planned a move, it was necessary to ask your own meeting for a certificate to be given to your new meeting...sort of a member in good standing statement. And, it was recorded in the old meeting that you had requested a certificate to the new meeting, including it's name. Then, when you moved, you presented your certificate to the new meeting, and this, too, was recorded in the mm records, along with where you had come from... with this in mind, I checked the 2 Loudoun Co, Va meeting records....Fairfax and Goose Creek....and, there are no Hibbs in either (this is from the Hinshaw Quaker Encyclopedia). In fact, there are no Hibbs, any spelling, included in any of the Va meeting records. What is your documentation for saying these folks were Va Quakers? sometimes it helps to know where info came from as a clue to where to be looking.

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