John Beasley: Birth: 1760.
Giovanni Montrone: Death: BEF 1 MAR 1920
George Ramey: Birth: CIR 1515.
*unk Anderson: Death: BEF 13 MAY 1787
John Stone: Birth: ABT 1506. Death: SEP 1540
John Aldridge: Birth: CA 1517.
William McBee\maybee: Birth: ABT 1700. Death: ABT 1759
Bartholomew Frauncis: Death: 15 NOV 1571
Robert Longshore: Birth: ABT 1640.
Thomas Stackhouse: Birth: 1661.
Harmon Massey: Birth: 1160. Death: 1250
John Thurston: Birth: 1300.
John Hyde: Birth: 1301.
Cornelius Turner: Birth: 1613.
William Bennett: Birth: CIR 1690.
William Bodie: Death: BEF 25 FEB 1717
Thomas Farr: Birth: ABT 1565. Death: unk
Richard Hall: Birth: 1585. Death: 1645
Jurg Kuriss: Birth: 18 JAN 1617. Death: 14 FEB 1689
John Shattuck: Birth: 11 FEB 1646. Death: 14 SEP 1675
Josiah Sanborn: Birth: 1654. Death: unk
Seth Walker: Birth: ABT 1685. Death: unk
Sir William Keith, 2nd Earl Of Marischal: Birth: SEP 1446.
Pantaleon Tommen: Birth: JUN 1581.
Hans Schauebli: Birth: 20 APR 1584.
Thomas Bowcock: Birth: 1625. Death: 1687
John Lopp: Birth: 1735. Death: 1801
John Meadows: Birth: CIR 1780.
Ludimag Pancratii Prinz: Birth: CIR 1745.
Mathias Heinrich: Birth: CIR 1779.
Note: See picture thesouth.jpg - Good southern saying Complete Surname Index of TVA Grave Removals, 1989; The purpose of the Tennessee Valley Authority was to harness the power of the mighty Tennessee River aqnd it's flood plain. During the depression, as they began their work, they were mandated to preserve as far as possible the dignity of the individuals who had to be dis-placed by the flooding of much of the river in the making of reservoirs.
When a reservoir was proposed, a team of surveyors entered the area and began the process of locating each of the burial sites within the flood plain. It was then the responsibility of the Authority to make contact with the next of kin or a responsible person to authorize the removal of that grave or to authorize that grave to remain. Each grave either remaining or removed has a signature to authorize that action. These records constitute the offricial records of the TVA.
The first surveyors made their notes in Field notes, which are filed in the records for each reservoir, for the most part. Within these notes are cemeteries that were not affected by the flooding. These constitute the un-official records of the TVA.
The follow alphabetical listing of those effected by the removal process are given as found in both the official and un-official records of the Authority. Sometimes, you will find a double entry. This occures when the information was found in more than one record and just got overlooked in the clean up of the records ...Reference: From H 976 COM..dw
William Penn and the Quakers -- Penn was born in London on October 24, 1644, the son of Admiral Sir William Penn. Despite high social position and an excellent education, he shocked his upper-class associates by his conversion to the beliefs of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, then a persecuted sect. He used his inherited wealth and rank to benefit and protect his fellow believers. Despite the unpopularity of his religion, he was socially acceptable in the king's court because he was trusted by the Duke of York, later King James II. The origins of the Society of Friends lie in the intense religious ferment of 17th century England. George Fox, the son of a Leicestershire weaver, is credited with founding it in 1647, though there was no definite organization before 1668. The Society's rejections of rituals and oaths, its opposition to war, and its simplicity of speech and dress soon attracted attention, usually hostile.
The Charter -- King Charles II owed William Penn ¹16,000, money which Admiral Penn had lent him. Seeking a haven in the New World for persecuted Friends, Penn asked the King to grant him land in the territory between Lord Baltimore's province of Maryland and the Duke of York's province of New York. With the Duke's support, Penn's petition was granted. The King signed the Charter of Pennsylvania on March 4, 1681, and it was officially proclaimed on April 2. The King named the new colony in honor of William Penn's father. It was to include the land between the 39th and 42nd degrees of north latitude and from the Delaware River westward for five degrees of longitude. Other provisions assured its people the protection of English laws and kept it subject to the government in England to a certain degree. Provincial laws could be annulled by the King. In 1682, the Duke of York deeded to Penn his claim to the three lower counties on the Delaware, which are now the state of Delaware.
English -- English Quakers were the dominant element, although many English settlers were Anglican. The English settled heavily in the southeastern counties, which soon lost frontier characteristics and became the center of a thriving agricultural and commercial society. Philadelphia became the metropolis of the British colonies and a center of intellectual and commercial life.
Others Quakers -- Many Quakers were Irish and Welsh, and they settled in the area immediately outside of Philadelphia.
Scotch-Irish -- Another important immigrant group was the Scotch-Irish, who migrated from about 1717 until the Revolution in a series of waves caused by hardships in Ireland. They were primarily frontiersmen, pushing first into the Cumberland Valley region and then farther into central and western Pennsylvania. They, with immigrants from old Scotland, numbered about one-fourth of the population by 1776.
Germans -- Thousands of Germans were also attracted to the colony and, by the time of the Revolution, comprised a third of the population. The volume of German immigration increased after 1727, coming largely from the Rhineland. The Pennsylvania Germans settled most heavily in the interior counties of Northampton, Berks, Lancaster and Lehigh, and neighboring areas. Their skill and industry transformed this region into a rich farming country, contributing greatly to the expanding prosperity of the province.
African Americans -- Despite Quaker opposition to slavery, about 4,000 slaves were brought to Pennsylvania by 1730, most of them owned by English, Welsh, and Scotch-Irish colonists. The census of 1790 showed that the number of African-Americans had increased to about 10,000, of whom about 6,300 had received their freedom. The Pennsylvania Gradual Abolition Act of 1780 was the first emancipation statute in the United States.
Other -- French Huguenot and Jewish settlers, together with Dutch, Swedes, and other groups, contributed in smaller numbers to the development of colonial Pennsylvania. The mixture of various national groups in the Quaker Province helped to create its broad-minded tolerance and cosmopolitan outlook.
QUAKERS PURCHASE EAST JERSEY
In the 1680s, the outbreak of persecution of Friends back in England again led seventeen Quakers to purchase East Jersey to serve as a refuge where Friends could practice their faith without interference. Robert Barclay, the brilliant young Scottish Quaker theologian, served as Governor of the colony for a time.
Robert Barclay (December 23, 1648 October 3, 1690), one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s.
WEST JERSEY COLONY
The creation of this West New Jersey government preceded Penn's Pennsylvania by 6 years and reflects both Quaker religious beliefs and Enlightenment ideas adopted by Friends as politically pragmatic. This document, after governing the region for 25 years, became absorbed in the 1702 union of East and West New Jersey into one royal colony. The descendants of these 1677 proprietors still meet annually, although they no longer have legal jurisdiction.
Religion -- Quakers held their first meeting at Upland (now Chester) in 1675, and came to Pennsylvania in great numbers after William Penn received his Charter. Most numerous in the southeastern counties, the Quakers gradually declined in number but retained considerable influence. The Pennsylvania Germans belonged largely to the Lutheran and Reformed churches, but there were also several smaller sects: Mennonites, Amish, German Baptist Brethren or "Dunkers," Schwenkfelders, and Moravians. Although the Lutheran Church was established by the Swedes on Tinicum Island in 1643, it only began its growth to become the largest of the Protestant denominations in Pennsylvania upon the arrival of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg in 1742. The Reformed Church owed its expansion to Michael Schlatter, who arrived in 1746. The Moravians did notable missionary work among the Indians. The Church of Eng land held services in Philadelphia as early as 1695. The first Catholic congregation was organized in Philadelphia in 1720, and the first chapel was erected in 1733; Pennsylvania had the second largest Catholic population among the colonies. The Scotch brought Presbyterianism; its first congregation was organized in Philadelphia in 1698. Scotch-Irish immigrants swelled its numbers. Methodism began late in the colonial period. St. George's Church, built in Philadelphia in 1769, is the oldest Methodist building in America. There was a significant Jewish population in colonial Pennsylvania. Its Mikveh Israel Congregation was established in Philadelphia in 1740.
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