Concord

Concord Friends Meeting was set off from Centre.  I was surprised to find my great-great-grandparents were buried here, but then located their residence nearby. Apparently, the family had moved up Polecat Creek over time.

Concord Friends Meeting was set off from Centre. I was surprised to find my great-great-grandparents were buried here, but then located their residence nearby. Apparently, the family had moved up Polecat Creek over time.

Edward R. Murrow

Broadcast journalism pioneer Edgar R. Murrow was born to a Quaker family at Centre, North Carolina. His mother was a Hodgin.

Broadcast journalism pioneer Edward R. Murrow was born to a Quaker family at Centre, North Carolina. His mother was a Hodgin. The Murrows were one of three families at Murton in Lamplugh, Cumbria, but for now I have no idea whether that line leads to Centre. Hodgsons were also in Murton, and I believe it’s the line that leads to Centre.

Chester County

The Brinton house, now a museum, exudes classic Chester County charm. The line married some of my Thatcher relations.

The William Brinton house, now a museum, exudes classic Brandywine charm in the heart of Chester County, Pennsylvania. The line married some of my Thatcher relations, as well as the Wyeths.

From the side.

From the side, showing a bit of the grounds. My Hodgsons moved from this locale to the frontier in what’s now Adams County before leaping again as pioneers to the Piedmont country of North Carolina.

Classic fireplace.

Classic fireplace.

A better look at the corner.

A better look at the corner, including a bit of the windows.

Quaker Plainness did not imply drabness. It often led to simple elegance.

Quaker Plainness did not imply drabness. It often led to simple elegance.

London Grove

London Grove Friends meetinghouse is a large, lovely structure. George and Mary (Thatcher) Hodgson lived nearby, before relocating to what is now Adams County.

London Grove Friends meetinghouse is a large, lovely structure. George and Mary (Thatcher) Hodgson lived nearby, before relocating to what is now Adams County. Robert and Sarah Hodgson were also in the general vicinity.

Quaker settlement in Piedmont North Carolina before the Revolutionary War came largely from Chester County. London Grove was one meeting that fed into the stream southward.

Quaker settlement in Piedmont North Carolina before the Revolutionary War came largely from Chester County, Pennsylvania, halfway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. London Grove was one meeting that fed heavily into the stream southward.