Sarah Marris and Thomas Mifflin
Trying to confirm the early death of Sarah (Maris) Mifflin, wife of Thomas Mifflin, the Patriot. Mifflin fought under Washington and for doing so was excommunicated by his Friends assembly (weekly meeting). The Mifflin family in Chester county had roots going back to the time of Penn.
On another point, I've been going over my Quaker histories. I knew that at one time Quakers in effect dominated the politics of Rhode Island, of Pennsylvania and West Jersey, and of Delaware.
But I had been unaware how powerful (at one point) the Quaker influence in North Carolina had been.(Another State virtually dominated by Quakers). Then came the Anglican campain against conventicles. Quakers and other "puritan" groups were of course deemed recusants (as were Catholics).
Non liturgical worship was not real church, but merely "conventicles."The Lord's Table at any of these conventicles was not real Eucharist, only some unofficial commemoration (communion).
Under Queen Anne, the Anglicans consolodated their power even further, and demanded some kind of loyalty oath to Canterbury.
In one stroke the long (continuous) representation of Quakers in the NC governor's seat was ended. Quakers did not swear, did not take oaths.