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Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy

p. 17; Volume V (Miami Monthly Meeting)

Miami Monthly Meeting, located on the Little Miami River in Warren County, was the first to be established in southwestern Ohio. It was the center from which Quakerism spread over western Ohio and throughout Indiana - the territory now embraced in Wilmington, Indiana and Western Yearly Meetings. The settlement of Friends in the section about the present site of Waynesville began in the closing years of the eighteenth century. A meeting for worship was established about 1801. Miami Monthly Meeting was opened 10 Mo. 13, 1803, by permission of Redstone Quarterly Meeting, held at Westland, Pa., 9 Mo. 5, 1803. The parent monthly meeting was Westland.

Prior to the establishment of Miami Monthly Meeting, the Friends moving into this section left their certificates of membership at Westland Monthly Meeting, Washington County, Pa., or at Concord Monthly Meeting, Belmont County, Ohio. The former meeting had been in existence since 1785; the latter was not set up until about the end of 1801. Usually the records of certificates received do not mention the place of settlement of the new members, but one exception to this rule has been noted. Under date of 12 Mo. 25, 1802, Westland minutes recorded the receipt of nine certificates from Bush River Monthly Meeting, S. C., with the statement that the persons named were settled at little Miami. These certificates were dated 9 Mo. 25, 1802, and were for the following named persons: Samuel Kelly, wife, Hannah, and six children; Abijah O'Neal, wife, Anna, and seven children; James Mills, wife, Lydia, and nine children; Robert Kelly, wife, Sarah, and two children; Alexander Mills, wife, Eunice, and four children; Leyton Jay, wife, Elizabeth, and six children; Ellis Pugh and wife, Rachel; Mary Paty, wife of Charles; Ann Horner, wife of Thomas. There are indications that some of the men mentioned above, including Abijah O'Neal, Samuel Kelly and James Mills, had been settled on the Little Miami for two or three years previous to the date of their certificates.

Miami Monthy Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite)
Official website

Miami Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends in Waynesville, Ohio
Blog by Karen Campbell

Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends Graveyard in Waynesville, Ohio
Blog by Karen Campbell

The Centennial of Miami Monthly Meeting in 1903 ~ 100 Years of Ministry
Blog by Karen Campbell

Miami Monthly Meeting of Friends Cemetery, Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio
Rootsweb page about the cemetery
Map of 1867 Butler Warren County Line Rd., Lebanon, OH 45036

Friends Miami Monthly Meeting Centennial, Waynesville, Ohio, 1803-1903
Scanned copy at Google Books

Proceedings: centennial anniversary, Miami Monthly Meeting, Waynesville, Ohio, 10th month, 16-17, 1903
From Internet Archive

Proceedings: centennial anniversary, Miami Monthly Meeting, Waynesville, Ohio, 10th month, 16-17, 1903
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Proceedings: centennial anniversary, Miami Monthly Meeting, Waynesville, Ohio, 10th month, 16-17, 1903
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Proceedings: centennial anniversary, Miami Monthly Meeting, Waynesville, Ohio, 10th month, 16-17, 1903
From Open Library.org

Newspaper articles scanned from Google News Archives

DISTRICT MAKES LIST
Two Quaker Meeting Houses, a cemetery and home are honored by National Register of Historic Places.
Dated 20 Oct 1998 from the Dayton Daily News

QUAKER DISTRICT RECEIVES HONOR
From the Dayton Daily News dated 19 Nov 1998.

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