|Gwynedd Friends Meeting History
Historical Collections of Gwynedd
by Howard M. Jenkins (Second Edition, 1897, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, published by the author)
A Township of Montgomery County, Pennsyhlvania, Settled 1698, by Immigrants from Wales, with some data referring to the adjoining township of Montgomery, also settled by the Welsh . Note: First edition published 1884.
|Chapter 1. The Place: The Scope of its History.
Chapter 2. Remarks upon the Geology of the Township. [Gwynedd lies at the southern edge of the Mezozoic, or Red Sandstone belt...]
Chapter 5. Edward Foulke's Narrative of his Removal.
Chapter 6. The Origin of the Township's Name. [Gwynedd is the Welsh name for the mountainous North of Wales, meaning the White or Pure Land] . Gwynedd is pronounced in Welsh as Gwin-eth (dd = th) and was pronounced this way for at least 100 years here. Almost all of the first settlers of Gwynedd came from within 10 miles of Fron Goch, a village just north of Bala in Wales.
Chapter 7. Number of the First Settlers: Growth of Population. [see Map of 1698 settlement]
Chapter 8. The First Settler's Homes: Personal Details [see picture of William John House, 1712] [note the William John house, on West Point Pike in Upper Gwynedd, was demolished in the early 20th century]
Chapter 10. Details Concerning the Early Friends
Chapter 11. Narrative of John Humphreys, of Merion
Chapter 13. Evans Family Genealogy [go to Evans descendancy in Register format]
Chapter 14. Roberts Family Genealogy [go to Roberts descendancy in Register format]
Chapter 16. The Early Roads
Chapter 17. Early Settlers in Montgomery
Chapter 18. Affairs Before the Revolution
Chapter 19. Gwynedd in the Midst of the Revolution: Sally Wister's journal. Here is more information about Sally's journal at the Foulke Family Assoc. web site
Chapter 21. Taxables in Gwynedd in 1776
Chapter 22. The Boones, Lincolns, and Hanks
Chapter 23. St. Peter's Church
Chapter 24. Social Conditions Among the Early Settlers
Chapter 25. Agriculture, Slaves, Schools, Hotels, Stores, etc.
Chapter 26. Genealogical Details Concerning Early Families
Chapter 27. Biographical Notices
Chapter 28. Additional Chapter --1897
Howard M. Jenkins
|Howard Jenkins' biography and a description of his home is HERE...|