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From: Thomas Hamm <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Richard BEESON
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 10:27:11 -0600
>In a message dated 2/26/0 12:31:47 PM, you wrote:
><<Trudy - I'm out here too remember - Of course it would be Richard Beeson
>Charity Grubb :}
>You got it, Cousin Gail!:)) I figured you or one of my other cousins here
>So what's the newest info. on them? I know they were good missionairies and
>that Charity would often speak to the ladies group as led by the Holy Spirit
>while Richard would be speaking to the men's group. Can you elaborate on
>that? They traveled too, didn't they? Do you know the names of most of the
>Monthly Meetings they spoke at?
>Ha! Richard! You're too funny! :))
>I agree with your other post too!
My wife and I are both descended from Richard and Charity (Grubb)
Beeson. I knew that Charity was a recorded minister, but I didn't
know that there was record of Richard speaking in the ministry.
Just a word on the nature of Quaker preaching in Charity's lifetime
(1687-1761). Recorded ministers often traveled, attending other
monthly, quarterly, and yearly meetings. In these business meetings,
men and women met and acted separately. Charity would have been in
the women's business meeting--if she felt a concern to speak to the
men, the women would have sent a messenger telling the men that. If
they felt free, then they would have received her.
In contrast, in the meetings for worship held on Sundays and in the
middle of the week, the partitions that separated men and women
during business meetings would have been open or raised. If she felt
led to speak, everyone would have heard her.