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William Buckman (1650-1716)

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Comment by Sally Pavia on April 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

If you send me your email address, it might be easier to chat and send info.

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My STUBBS line is connected to the DICKS, MADDOCK and SIMCOCK lines. STUBBS was my mother's maiden name; it traces back to the original William, b ca 1581 in Staverton, England m Julia ca 1603; d 25 Mar 1645 in Redmarley D'Abitot, England.

Comment by Karen Ramsden Zahler on April 9, 2014 at 12:49pm

Hi there,

I am descended from boatloads of Quakers settling late 1600s in NJ and PA on Penn land grants. Prominent last names include: NJ - Woolman, Stokes, Burr, Bernard, Sharpless, Green, Stockdale, Rogers; PA - Pratt, Kite, Worrall, Sellers, Johnson, Davis, Dicks, Maddock, Simcock, Lewis, Squibb, Mancill. I've done some research on these families, so if you have any questions, I'll try to help. Thanks!

Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on March 25, 2014 at 10:29pm

The Quaker Annual Monitor 1849, or Obituary of the Members of the Society of Friends in Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1848, is a published list of obituaries and death notices compiled from the annual returns of the Society’s Meeting Houses in 1848 and the latter parts of 1847.

Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on March 16, 2014 at 7:52pm

John Peacock [& Patience Ann Raiford] ~ born about 1712 in Wayne County/He lived to be about 79 years old./He and his brother Samuel, had land grants in the Nahunta Swamp (now Fremont) NC in Wayne Co. It is believed that John Peacock lived in a Quaker community in North Carolina. At least two of his sons, Abraham and Simon, may also have belonged to the Quaker sect for at least a period of time.
Most of his grandchildren move to Georgia starting around 1785 while a few move to Indiana/A True and perfect Inventory of the Estate of John Peacock decd.

November 9th 1781

8 Negroes, 7 Head Horses, 17 Head Cattle, 71 Head Hogs, 22 Head Sheep, 3 feather Beds and furniture, 1 pine chest, 1 Table, 1 pr Sheep Shares, 1 pair Stilliards, 1 Wooling Wheel, 2 linen dittos, 1 whip saw & file, 2 pair Cards, 6 Chairs, 11 pewter plates, 4 pewter dishes, 2 pewter basons, 1 smooth board Gunn, 1 saddle and bridle, 1 candle stick, 3 books, 3 knives & 5 forks, 1 Gimblet, 1 Handsaw, file and rest, parcel wareing cloths, 3 plow hoes, 5 weeding hoes, 2 grubing hoes, 2 slow stocks, 1 narrow axe, 1 Claw Hammer, 2 drawing knives, 1 Cooper shovell, 1 frow, 1 carpintor's addzes, 1 chissells, 2 old augers, pair iron wedges, 1 Grind stone, 1 Cart and wheels, 1 Copper still, worm and cap, 2 Iron pots & hooks, 1 Iron skillet, 1 frying pan, 2 pails and 1 piggen, 1 washing Tubb, 1 wooden can, 1 stone Jugg, 2 butter potts, 1 Glass bottle, 1 half bushell measure, 4 sides leather, 6 cow hides, parcel cyder casks, quantity corn and fodder, 1 pair shares, quantity of wool cotton and flax, £127.19.6 money in the house at his death, 7 silver dollars and five pister__ns in the House at his death, 1 branding Iron, 1 Iron spice morter and pestle, 1 comb, 1 Flax brake, 1 Razor, 1 pair fire Tongues, 1 Cow bell, 1 dowell bitt, 1 Round Share, 1 pair phlemes, 1 stock lock, 1 taper bitt, 1 side saddle, 1 Chairm, small quantity of wheat, small quantity of bacon.Filed January Court 1782

Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on March 16, 2014 at 7:44pm

[My pastor, my friend] Paul Thornburg's passion for education took him to Europe and Africa during an educational career that spanned more than five decades. After earning degrees from George Fox and Kansas State Teachers College, he studied in Belgium to prepare for an assignment as an instructor at a teacher training school in Kibimba, Burundi. He later spent four years teaching pastors at Central African Evangelical Seminary in Mweya, Burundi. Upon his return to the United States in 1978, Thornburg served as associate pastor of Friendswood Friends Church in Texas before returning to Africa in the late 1980s. This time, he spent four years in Rwanda training pastors, and later, beginning and administrating a high school in Kidaho, near the Ugandan border. Thornburg also has developed a system of counseling, "transitional analysis," that traces the development of a person by examining the areas of truth, time, and passion in their lives.

Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on March 16, 2014 at 7:35pm
~ My Pastors at Friends Community Church In Austin, Texas~                             Wife of Paul E Thornburg, married 1947.


Portland, Oregon: The Oregonian 2 Jan 2007

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, in Tigard Community Friends Church for Leona Irene Thornburg, who died Dec. 31, 2006, of osteomelitis at age 79.
Leona Harris was born May 6, 1927, in Melba, Canyon, Idaho. She graduated from Pacific College (now George Fox University) and was an Evangelical Friends missionary for more than 27 years, including in Burundi and Rwanda. She later lived in the Tigard-Newberg area since 1992. In 1947, she married Paul E. Thornburg.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Philip B., Randall P., Kenneth L.; and Timothy A., daughter Miriam E. Bock; 11 granchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Remembrances to the Rwanda Fund at Evangelical Friends Mission. Arrangements by Bio Gift.

Friends Cemetery
Yamhill County
Oregon, US
Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on February 23, 2014 at 3:22am
Comment by Sandra S. DeMoulin on July 10, 2012 at 6:07pm

I am trying to locate information about my Quaker ancestors, surnames of Carlile/Carlisle and Cave. Does anyone know where I can begin?


Comment by Janeen Davis Proctor on September 13, 2011 at 6:45pm
My family and my husband's family is full of Quakers. My maternal: Kinnison, Hobson, Williams, Harvey, Freeman, Passmore, Thornton, Taylor, Houlston. Parental: Jackson, Beals, Cook, Bowater, Edge, Clayton, Underwood, Harry, Owen, Brinton, Bagley, Baynard. Husband's maternal: Woolman, Borton, Hunt, Beals, Dicks, Beard, Bowater, Clayton, Edge. Husband's Parental: Bane, Smedley, Burke, Morphew, Chadwick.
Comment by Jason Kirk on September 13, 2011 at 4:24pm

Matinecock friends burying ground. Oysterbay NY.

My family is Quaker also and 90% of them are buried there. My family tree also shows Hall Seaman, along with Cocks,Carpenter Townsend,Coles,Craft,Frost,and many more.


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