Curtis Issac Jackson (1751-1829) is my 5th great grandfather on my mother’s side.
Transcribed from the New Garden M.M. Minutes 1754-1800, Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Gilford College, Greensboro, NC
At our Monthly meeting held at New Garden the 30th of the 9th mo 1775. The representatives being call’d appear’d.
Curtis Jackson and Ruth Beales appeared at the meeting and declared their intention of taking each other in marriage. Uriah Carson and Thomas Jessop is appointed to enquire into the young Man’s life, and conversation, clear’d of marriage engagements with others, and what else may be needful, and make report to the next Meeting.
At our Monthly Meeting at New Garden the 25th of the 11th month 1775. The respresentatives being call’d they appear’d.
One of the friends appointed to attend the marriage of Curtis Jackson with Ruth Beals, reports it was orderly accomplish’d and brought the Marriage Certificate: the other sent the same account.
Whereas Curtis Jackson Son of Samuel Jackson of Surry County North Carolina and Ruth Beales Daughter of Bowater Beales of the same place, having declared their intentions of marriage with each other before several Monthly Meetings of the people called Quakers held at New Garden in Guilford County according to the good order used among them and nothing appearing were left to their Liberty to accomplish their marriage according to good order the which they did at a meeting of Said People at Toms Creek in Surry County and before many witnesses 12 of those names are here inserted to wit.
Phoebe Sumner StangemanStanley
Hannah Hiatt Michal Huff
Miriam Carr Caleb Sumner
Kezia Mills Joseph Hiatt
Mary Cook Thomas Cook
Elizabeth Mills Thomas Jessup