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Society of Friends in Early Smithfield
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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).
OH 152/Main Street
Smithfield, OH 43948
SE corner of Maple Street and Main Street at the cemetery
Latitude: 40.2671340, Longitude: -80.7845310.
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