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Smithfield in Jefferson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Society of Friends in Early Smithfield

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 2, 2014
1. Society of Friends in Early Smithfield Marker
Inscription. The Plymouth Meeting of Smithfield is considered one of the earliest Society of Friends (Quaker) congregations in Ohio. Jesse Carr, William and Sarah Carr's first born son, is noted in the Plymouth Meeting records as being born the "10th of 5th mo." in 1792. All seven children of William and Sarah were born before the name changed from Plymouth Meeting to Smithfield Meeting in 1818. Opposed to slavery, many Quakers were "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. Joseph and Rebecca Cope kept a "station" for runaway slaves on their farm, which was located northwest of Smithfield, adjacent to Northern Cemetery (St. Rt. 151).
 
Erected 2014 by Friends of Smithfield, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-41.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 16.026′ N, 80° 47.074′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Ohio, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 152) and Maple Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smithfield OH 43948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
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By Mike Wintermantel, August 2, 2014
2. Society of Friends in Early Smithfield Marker
as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.1 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Morgan's Raid (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mount Pleasant Historic Underground Railroad District (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Religious Society of Friends. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jacob Ong at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on August 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
Rev. Jacob Ong Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 2, 2014
3. Rev. Jacob Ong Gravestone
Rev. Jacob Ong
1760-1849
8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Line
1776-1783
Architect & Builder of Friends Meeting House, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio-1814
Mary McGrew Ong
Beloved Wife of Jacob
1764-1852
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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