Quakers have called North Carolina home since the late 1600’s. Randolph County has a “Friends” church called Back Creek Monthly Meeting that began in 1789. It is still active today.
While visiting the cemetery, looking for Henley ancestors, I captured many images of both the church and some of the tombstones in the cemetery. I’ve also restored some of the early images of the church. Go here to see Back Creek images.
Also, know that many of the tombstones were removed from this cemetery. The Pastor told me that they had been removed decades ago because they were not in compliance with the churches policy of the time. It was considered to self-serving to have your name and only initials were allowed at the time. So many headstones were removed by the church. While there are large areas of this cemetery that appear to be open, I was informed that this cemetery is full. Today, names and dates adorn the tombstones.
Also, Find-A-Grave has many tombstones from Back Creek, but few of the church itself. Be sure to check both locations for your ancestors.
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