Re: COOPER / CULBERTSON 1800s Laurens Co., S.C.
The marriage procedure for Quaker couples desiring to obtain a marriage certificate, they made two appearances before both the Men's Meeting and the Women's Meeting prior to the marriage. Afterward, reports were made by the Committees appointed to attend the ceremony.
Then, the report of the Committee so appointed reported at the next Meeting that the marriage had been accomplished within a month. If the man and woman were members of different Monthly Meetings, they made their declaration where the woman was a member, the man being required to bring a certificate from his meeting that he was a member in good standing.
The Minutes of Quaker Meetings contained a great deal of information, particularly during migrations. They related to memberships received and issued and various disciplinary actions taken against members. Thousands of such disciplinary measures are in the records. Unless the offending member repented, he was disowned, and no further records appear of him or her. Almost all the Yearly Meetings in NC lost one or more of its records, and the complete records of two Monthly Meetings are missing altogether near Fredericksburg, SC for 1753 and 1782, and for Trent, NC for 1792 and 1800.
The data above should explain the lack of activity of Jacob COOPER after he took up arms and enter the fray against King George and his troops.
Remember that Jacob was married at least two times before he arrived in time to fight.He was part of the Fairfield Regiment