Quaker Meetings of Whiteside County IL
See List below for Abbreviation Meanings
Contributed by Kim Torp


Source Information: Illinois Quaker Records [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. 
Original data: Quaker Records: Illinois Monthly Meetings. U.S.: s.n., 19--. 

Notes from monthly meetings of various Quaker congregations in the Chicago area


1875 East Jordan Monthly Meeting, Illinois (Established 1873, laid down 1894 
Record books: Births and deaths Minutes, 1873-1894 

Charter Members: John, Elida Penrose, Jesse Anthony, John Wilson, Joseph M Penrose, 
Mark Wilson, Frances John, Sarah H Penrose, Lydia K John, George D John, Chalkley 
East Jordan, IL MM (Hicksite) 

Comment: Charter Members: John, Elida Penrose, Jesse Anthony, John Wilson, Joseph M Penrose,
 Mark Wilson, Frances John, Sarah H Penrose, Lydia K John, George D John, Chalkley 

Date: 19 Apr 1873
Comment: East Jordan, IL MM (Hicksite) Blue River Quarterly Meeting grants req of 
East Jordan for a MM 

Date: 19 Jul 1879
Comment: Chicago Executive Meeting established 

Date: 18 Feb 1894
Comment: East Jordan Executive Meeting req to be laid down 

Date: ?
Name: John Anthony
Spouse's Death Date: 13 Jul 1882
Age: 82
Comments: buried Whitesides Co, IL 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: John Anthony
Comments: apptd overseer 

Date: ?
Name: Elizabeth Chase
Comments: buried Lee Co, IL 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Adaline S Chase
Comments: The following mbrp forwarded fr Clear Creek MM, IL: 

Date: 22 May 1875
Name: Elizabeth Chase
Comments: cert being lost she wishes to retain her mbrp. rq gt 

Date: 21 Apr 1877
Name: Laura E (John) Cobb
Comments: cert rec fr Fishing Creek MM, PA, dtd 21 Mar 1877 

Date: 20 Feb 1887
Name: Luara E Cobb
Comments: mbrp r1 having united with a ch 

Date: 16 Nov 1878
Name: Alonzo S Farnam
Comments: rec in mbrp 

Date: 19 Jul 1879
Name: Alonzo Farnam
Comments: gct Chicago Executive Mtg 

Date: 16 Dec 1876
Name: Frances Frederick
Comments: rec in mbrp 

Date: 19 Jul 1879
Name: Francis S Frederick (Frederic)
Comments: gct Chicago Executive Mtg 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Samuel P Hunt
Comments: The following mbrp forwarded fr Clear Creek MM, IL: 

Date: 15 Dec 1877
Name: Samuel P Hunt
Comments: cert issued to White Water MM, IN 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Elida John; Sarah H John; George Dillwyn John; Hugh Lindley John; Chalkley John; 
Abia Comly John; Martha Ann John; Reuben John; Harriet John; Anthony John
Comments: Thefollowing mbrp forwarded fr Clear Creek MM, IL 

Date: ?
Name: Abia John
Spouse: Kate L
Child Name: Louise Victoria John
Child's Birth Date: 10 Jan 1880 

Date: ?
Name: Chalkly John
Spouse: R A
Child Name: Marias John
Child's Birth Date: 15 Feb 1877 

Date: 21 Jun 1873
Name: Chalkley John
Comments: apptd recorder 

Date: 17 Jul 1875
Name: Chalkley John
Comments: req cert to Blue River MM (?), to marry a mbr of that mtg, (?) 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Edwin John
Comments: cert rec fr Fishing Creek MM (?), dtd 23 Apr 1873 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Edwin John
Comments: apptd overseer 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Elida John
Comments: apptd Elder 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: K E John
Spouse: John
Child: Chalres John
Child: Dillwyn John
Child: Horace John
Child: Elida John
Child: Wilbur John
Child: Howard John
Child: Sarah John
Child: Celestia John
Child: Norman Eves John
Child: John John
Family's Comments: cert rec fr Fishing Creek MM, (?), dtd 23 Apr 1873 

Date: 19 Jan 1878
Name: Kate S John
Comments: rec in mbrp 

Date: ?
Name: Lillian B John
Spouse's Death Date: 5 mo 1890
Comments: buried Dakota 

Date: 18 Jun 1881
Name: Lillian Bell John
Relative: daughter of: Abia C & Kate L
Comments: rec mbrp 

Date: ?
Name: R Anna John
Spouse's Death Date: 11 Nov 1877
Comments: buried East Jordan 

Date: ?
Name: Rachel John
Spouse: Edwin
Child Name: Mary Eva John
Child's Birth Date: 18 Mar 1873 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Rachel John
Comments: cret rec fr Fishing Creek MM (?), dtd 23 Apr 1873 

Date: 20 May 1876
Name: Rachel Ann (Nixon) John
Comments: rec in mbrp (?) or cert rec (?) 

Date: 17 Jul 1880
Name: Reuben John
Comments: deceased 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Clark Powel; Henry Powel
Comments: The following mbrp forwarded fr Clear Creek MM, IL 

Date: 20 Dec 1873
Name: Elizabeth B Thempson
Comments: cert rec fr Danby MM (?), dtd (?) 

Date: 16 Dec 1876
Name: Anna Metor Thompson
Comments: cert rec fr Wapsenonoc MM, dtd 08 Nov 1876 

Date: 19 Jul 1879
Name: Anna Meter Thompson
Comments: gct Chicago Executive Mtg 

Date: ?
Name: Sarah Ward
Spouse's Death Date: 20 Nov 1883
Comments: buried Sterling Cem, Whitesides Co, IL 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Sarah Ward
Family's Comments: The following mbrp forwarded fr Clear Creek MM, IL 

Date: ?
Name: Frances P Wilson
Spouse's Death Date: 19 May 1876
Comments: children of (?), buried near Wilson Mill, Whiteside Co 

Date: 20 May 1876
Name: Francis P Wilson
Comments: deceased 

Date: ?
Name: James Wilson
Spouse's Death Date: 09 Feb 1868
Comments: buried East Jordan 

Date: 15 Feb 1879
Name: James S Wilson
Comments: mbrp rlr 

Date: ?
Name: Joseph M Wilson
Spouse's Death Date: 04 Feb 1874
Age: 69-10-22
Comments: buried near Wilson Mill 

Date: 17 May 1873
Name: Joseph M Wilson; Frances P Wilson; Nathan Price Wilson; James Sykes Wilson; 
Catherine P Wilson; Frances Wilson
Comments: The following mbrp forwarded fr Clear Creek MM, IL 

Date: ?
Name: Nathan P Wilson
Spouse: Catherine A
Child: Edward K Wilson
Child's Birth Date: 14 Feb 1869
Child: Eliza Ann Wilson
Child's Birth Date: 23 Aug 1871
Child: James M Wilson
Child's Birth Date: 10 Oct 1873
Child: Charles Elmer Wilson
Child's Birth Date: 05 Mar 1876 

Date: ?
Name: N P Wilson
Spouse: Kate
Child Name: Frank Wilson
Child's Birth Date: 17 Sep 1879 

Date: 21 Aug 1875
Name: Elmira Worrell
Comments: rec in mbrp 
Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Illinois (Established 1848, laid down 1853 
Record books: Minutes 1848-1853Women's minutes, 1848-1850 
Plainfield Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) Illinois, History: 

Date: 26 May 1848
Comment: Plainfield Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) Illinois, History: Plainfield Monthly
 Mtg established by Blue River Quarterly MM, IN 

Date: 27 Jan 1853
Comment: Plainfield Monthly Meeting, IL, laid down 

Date: 27 Sep 1894
Name: Reuben R Atherton
Comments: rocf Stillwater MM, OH, dtd 16 Jun 1849 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: Aaron Ballangee
Comments: mou, off acc 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: Almira Ballangee
Comments: recrq 

Date: 30 Aug 1849
Name: Joseph Beens
Spouse: Abigail
Child: Sarah Beens
Child: Jane Beens
Child: Amos Beens
Child: John Beens
Child: Rankin Beens
Child: Martha Beens
Child: Joseph Beens
Family's Comments: recrq 

Date: 31 May 1849
Name: Charles Branson
Comments: rocf Short Creek MM, OH, dtd (?) 

Date: 31 May 1849
Name: Mary Branson
Comments: rocf Short Cr MM (?) 

Date: 31 May 1849
Name: Charles Branson
Comments: appt overseer 

Date: 30 Aug 1848
Name: Rachel Brown
Comments: (form Easly) mou, off acc 

Date: 27 Sep 1849
Name: Hannah Ann Brown
Comments: (form -) mou, Honey Cr MM (?) requests this to treat with her, mbrp retained 

Date: 27 Jun 1850
Name: Rebecca Brown
Comments: (form Russell) mou, off acc 

Date: 29 Aug 1850
Name: Joshua Brown
Child: William Brown
Child: Marshall Brown
Family's Comments: recrq 

Date: 30 Oct 1849
Name: Charlotte Dillworth
Comments: rocf Short Creek MM, OH, dtd 20 Feb 1845 

Date: 28 Dec 1848
Name: Nancy Early
Comments: appt Overseer 

Date: 26 Jul 1849
Name: Nancy Easley
Child: Rhoda K Cadwallader Easley
Child: Jane D Easley
Child: Sarah Ann Easley
Child: Daniel Easley
Family's Comments: rocf (?) 

Date: 30 Aug 1849
Name: Rachel Brown Easley
Comments: (form Easly) mou, off acc 

Date: 28 Jun 1849
Name: John Ellwood
Comments: rocf Honey Cr MM (?) 

Date: 27 Jun 1850
Name: James P Farquhar
Spouse: Elizabeth
Child: Ann W Farquhar
Child: Isaiah W Farquhar
Child: Susanna Farquhar
Child: Sarah E Farquhar
Child: William S Farquhar
Family's Comments: rocf Smithfield MM, OH, dtd (?) 

Date: 27 Dec 1849
Name: Margaret Hatton
Comments: Memorial (sic) 

Date: 30 Nov 1848
Name: William Janney
Comments: apptd overseer 

Date: 26 Apr 1849
Name: William Janney
Comments: rocf Honey Cr MM (?) 

Date: 28 Jun 1849
Name: Sarah B Janney
Child: Aquilla Janney
Child: Mary Ann Janney
Child: Susan Janney
Child: Hannah Ann Janney
Family's Comments: recrq 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: Joseph Lowndes
Comments: recrq 

Date: 27 Sep 1849
Name: Susannah Lowndes
Comments: (form -) mou Honey Cr MM (?) requests this to treat with her (?) 

Date: 30 Oct 1849
Name: Martha Martin
Comments: rocf Plainfield MM, OH, dtd 16 Aug 1849 

Date: 30 Nov 1848
Name: Phebe Ann Miller
Comments: appt clerk 

Date: 26 Apr 1849
Name: Jesse B Pickering
Spouse: Elizabeth
Family's Comments: rocf Freeport MM, OH, dtd (?) 

Date: 27 Sep 1849
Name: William Rankin
Spouse: Sarah
Child: John Rankin
Child: Martha Rankin
Child: Alice Rankin
Child: Rhoda D Rankin
Family's Comments: recrq 

Date: 27 Sep 1849
Name: John Rankin
Comments: recrq, Note: On womens min the ch are named as follows, John, Martha, 
Alice Ann & Rhodes Dillworth. I have no way to check it. McM 

Date: 13 Oct 1849
Name: Abigail Rankin
Comments: rocf Short Creek MM, OH, dtd 20 Feb 1845, Note: This family has some 
connection with Dillsworth in Short Creek MM, OH 

Date: 28 Jun 1849
Name: Sinai Roberts
Comments: rocf Honey Cr MM (?) 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: Joseph Robinson
Comments: mou off acc 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: C B Robinson
Comments: mou, off acc 

Date: 29 Mar 1849
Name: Ruth B Robinson
Comments: recrq 

Date: 29 Mar 1849
Name: Elizabeth L Robinson
Comments: recrq 

Date: 29 May 1851
Name: J C Ross
Comments: recrq and Alexandria MM, VA to be informed 

Date: 25 Sep 1851
Name: J C Ross
Comments: rocf Alexandria MM, VA, dtd (?) 

Date: 30 Nov 1848
Name: Joseph J Russell
Comments: appt clerk 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: Charles Russell
Comments: mou, off acc 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: James A Russell
Comments: mou, off acc 

Date: 22 Feb 1849
Name: Jane D Russell
Comments: rocf Short Cr MM, OH, dtd 23 Jan 1845 

Date: 27 Sep 1849
Name: Susan Russell
Comments: rocf Honey Creek MM (?), dtd 09 Aug 1848 

Date: 27 Sep 1849
Name: Rebecca Russell
Comments: rocf Honey Cr MM (?) dtd 09 Aug 1848 

Date: 27 Dec 1849
Name: Joseph J Russell; James A Russell; Charles S Russell
Family's Comments: rocf Honey Creek MM (?) dtd 08 Dec 1849 

Date: 27 Jun 1850
Name: Rebecca Brown Russell
Comments: (form Russell) mou, off acc 

Date: 28 Nov 1850
Name: Joseph P Russell
Spouse: Rebecca (Robinson)
Family's Comments: mou off acc 

Date: 25 Jan 1849
Name: Thomas Sidwell
Comments: mou off acc 

Date: 28 Jun 1849
Name: John Sidwell; Elwood Sidwell; Cinah Sidwell; Robert E Sidwell; Lindley Sidwell
Family's Comments: rocf Honey Creek MM (?) 

Date: 28 Jun 1849
Name: James Sidwell
Comments: "to be informed his cert cannot be rec and why" (?) Honey Cr MM (?) 

Date: 28 Jun 1849
Name: Lindley Sidwell
Comments: rocf Honey Cr MM (?) 

Date: 27 Sep 1849
Name: Sarah Stockdon
Comments: recrq 

Date: 20 Apr 1849
Name: Elizabeth Whealdon
Spouse: Ann
Family's Comments: rocf Freeport MM, OH, dtd 24 Mar 1849 

Date: 26 Feb 1849
Name: Lydia Wildman
Child: Abner Wildman
Child: Hendly Wildman
Child: Mayhew Wildman
Child: Eartford Wildman
Child: Sidney Wildman
Child: Pamelia J Wildman
Child: Mahlon Wildman
Family's Comments: rocf Deer Creek MM, OH, dtd (?), Note: on women's min it is 
as follows: 20 Apr 1849 Wileman, Lydia & 8 ch, Abner, Henley, MayhewHartford,
 Sidney, Clarkson, Pamelia Jane & Mahlon rocf Marlbo MM (?), dtd 24 Oct 1846, 
 On Marlborough MM, OH records the name is Wileman 

Date: 28 Dec 1848
Name: Tacy Wood
Comments: appt Overseer 

Date: 22 Feb 1849
Name: Robert Wood
Comments: appt Overseer 





Some Frequently used Quaker abbreviations:
 
altm = at liberty to marry 
apd = attending places of diversion 
apd = appointed, appealed 
apt = appointed 
att = attached to, attended 
b = born 
BG = burial grounds 
btw = between 
bur = buried 
bef = before 
c = circa, about 
cem = cemetery 
cert = certificate 
cd = contrary to the Discipline 
ch = child, children, church 
chm = condemned his/her misconduct 
chr = charter 
co = chosen overseer (s), county 
com = complained, complained of 
comm = committee 
comp = complained, complained of 
con = condemned 
ct = certificate, certificate to 
d = died, day 
dau = daughter 
dec = deceased 
dis = disowned, disowned for 
div = divorced 
dp = dropped plain dress and/or speech 
dr = drinking spiritous liquor to excess 
drpd = dropped 
dt = daughter, daughters 
dtd = dated 
e = east 
end = endorsed 
FBG = Friends burial grounds 
fam = family 
form = formerly 
fr = from 
Frds = Friends 
gc = granted certificate 
gct = granted certificate to 
gl = granted letter 
glt = granted letter to 
gr dau = grand daughter 
gr s = grand son 
Gr Yd = grave yard 
h or hus = husband 
j = joined 
jas = joined another society 
JP = justice of the peace 
ltm = liberated to marry, left at liberty to marry 
lvd = lived 
lvg = living 
m = marry, married, marrying, marriage, month 
mbr = member 
mbrp = membership 
mcd = married contrary to Discipline 
MG = minister of the Gospel 
MH = meeting house, church 
mi = miles 
MM = monthly meeting 
mos = married out of society 
mou = married out of unity 
mt = married to 
mtg = meeting 
mvd = moved 
n = north 
na = not attending meeting 
neg att = neglecting attendance 
nmn = no middle name 
NW Terr = Northwest Territory 
O = Orthodox, Ohio 
ou = out of unity 
PM = preparative meeting 
PO = post office address 
prc = produced a certificate 
prcf = produced a certificate from 
prob = probably 
Qkr = Quaker 
QM = quarterly meeting 
rcd = recorded 
rec/rcd = receive, received 
recrq = received by request 
relfc = released from care for 
relrq = released by request 
rem = remove, removed 
ret = returned, retired (rarely used) 
ret mbrp = retained membership 
rev = reversed 
rm = reported married 
rmt = reported married to 
roc = received on certificate 
rocf = received on certificate from 
rol = received on letter 
rolf = received on letter from 
rpd = reported 
rrq = request, requests, requested 
rqc = requested certificate 
rqct = requested certificate to 
rqcuc = requested to come under care (of mtg.) 
rst = reinstate, reinstated 
s = son, south 
sep = separated 
sis = sister 
temp = temporarily 
transfrd = transferred 
twp = township 
uc = under care (of mtg) 
unm = unmarried 
upl = using profane language 
w = wife, west 
w/c = with consent of 
wid = widow 
w/pwr = with power 
wrkd = worked 
y = year 
YM = yearly meeting 


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