My Quaker Ancestors


I have found about 40 direct ancestors who were Quakers

Atkinson Rebecca (1708-1762)
This branch stayed in England.  Rebecca married Thomas Furnas, a Quaker.  Their children migrated to SC.
Bowater Mary (1688-1764), John (1630-1704)
This family originated in England and migrated to PA and VA
DeMoss Phoebe (1752-1841)
With French roots, her family originated from MD and she married Enoch Pearson, a Quaker
Furnas Martin (1805-1882), William (1775-1833), John (1736-1777), Thomas (1701-1784)
This family migrated from England and lived in SC and OH
They were active in the Bush River, SC and Miami County, OH meeting houses
Janney Elizabeth (1612-1662), Randall (1580-1613)
This branch stayed in England. The Janney's were early and active Quakers of the Wilmslow/Mobberly area.
Elizabeth married Lawrence Pearson, a Quaker.
Maunder Mary (c1649-1704)
This branch stayed in England; Mary married John Bowater, a Quaker.
Mercer Elizabeth (1694-aft 1751)
Elizabeth migrated from England to NC.  She married William Vestal, a Quaker.
Mote Margaret (1753-1803), David (1732-1817)
Of English descent, the family migrated to PA and OH
Nesley Rachel (1778-1847)
Nothing is known of her ancestry but she married William Furnas, a Quaker and lived in SC and OH
Nichols Dorcas (1731-1817)
Nothing is known of her ancestry but she married David Mote, a Quaker and lived in OH
Owen Mary (c1630-1723)
This family stayed in England.  Mary married John Worthington, a Quaker
Patty Marcena (1805-1882), Charles (1788-1849), James (c1748-1796)
This family migrated from VA to SC and OH.
Pearson Phoebe (1789-1868), Enoch (1751-1790), Samuel (1724-1790),
Enoch (1689-1749), Thomas (1653-1734), Lawrence (1607-1673)
This family originated in England and migrated to PA, VA, SC, and OH
Smith Margery (1658-1747), Mary (1697-1780)
Margery married Thomas Pearson, a Quaker and migrated from England to PA
Mary married Enoch Pearson and migrated from PA to SC
Swanson Margaret (1692-1771)
Margaret married Joseph Wells, a Quaker.  They lived in MD and NY
Vestal Mary (c1723-c1819), William (1692-1745)
William has English ancestors and is a known Quaker along with daughter Mary. They lived in PA, VA, and OH.
Wells Rachel (1720-1771), Joseph (1697-aft 1758)
Joseph and Rachel were known Quakers who lived in MA and SC
Wilkinson Mary (1742-1782)
Mary married John Furnas, a Quaker and migrated from England to SC
Worthington Martha (c1732-bef 1757), Robert (1663-1735), John (1628-1717)
From England, the family migrated to MD, PA, SC, and OH
Wright Nathan (1757-aft 1805), John (1716-abt 1789), James (1671-1759)
James was born in PA and his children migrated to SC


Wikipedia article on the Quakers In depth history on the Quakers, their origins and religion
Quaker Migration Map Shows some of their westward migration routes
Quaker Beliefs and Practices Answers questions on Quaker beliefs


The Quaker Corner Repository for Quaker-Roots discussion group
Quaker Information Center Information on archives, branches, etc.
Cyndi's List - Quakers Very comprehensive list of Quaker resources