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Nicholas Hallock papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Nicholas Hallock was the son of James and Elizabeth (Townsend) Hallock, members of Marlborough Monthly Meeting. In 1806 he married Elizabeth Titus, and they had nine children. In 1828, the family affiliated with the Hicksite Quakers. Elizabeth died in 1838, and Nicholas married secondly Phebe. In the 1840s, Marlborough Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was divided by a second schism and was laid down in 1847 by Westbury Quarterly Meeting. Members who did not apply for membership in New York Monthly Meeting were no longer considered members of the Society of Friends. Most of the Hallocks in Milton, NY, joined the reformist Friends of Human Progress of Milton, and Nicholas Hallock continued to travel in the ministry as a Progressive Friend.

Theodora M. Carrell gave these papers to New York Yearly Meeting in 1934.

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

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