An American Family History

New Garden Monthly Meeting


Early meetings of New Garden Monthly Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania were held John Miller's home starting in 1713. Early trustees included Simon Hadley, James Starr, Thomas Jackson, and Michael Lightfoot. In 1715, the members built log meeting house.

In 1743 a red brick addition was added to the south end of the New Garden Friends Meetinghouse.

During the 1750's about forty families from New Garden moved to Guilford County, North Carolina and took the New Garden name with them.


The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

Some Early Members      
Bryan, Morgan and Martha Stroud      
Gregg, Richard and Anne Hadley      
Hadley, Joshua and Mary Rowland      
Hadley, Simon      
Hendricks, John and Rebecca Worley      
Howell, Jacob and Deborah Hadley      
Jackson, Thomas      
Jobe, Caleb      
Johnson, Robert and Catherine Hadley      
Lightfoot, Michael      
Lindley, Thomas and Ruth Hadley      
Ross, Alexander      
Stanfield, Thomas      
Starr, James      


Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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