Papers, ca. 1703-1911

Foulke family


4.5 linear ft.
The collection includes family correspondence, business and legal papers, and other miscellaneous materials of the Foulke family of Richland, Pa. Correspondents include Benjamin G. Foulke and his wife, Jane M. Foulke, his mother, Jane Mather, his brother, Caleb Foulke, the latter's brother, Thomas Foulke, Catharine P. Foulke, a Quaker minister, and Thomas Foulke of Gwynedd, Quaker educator. Of particular interest is a letter from Reubens Peale to Jane Roberts concerning silhouettes and correspondence between Joseph Foulke and George Hatton, a cousin in Indiana, about the Hicksite controversy. Also include genealogical information on the desendants of Edward Foulke of Gwynedd.
The Foulke family of Richland, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, descended from Hugh Foulke, the son of Edward and Eleanor, who moved from Gwynedd at the time of his marriage in 1713. Members of the family were prominant Quakers, active in Richland Monthly Meeting. Hugh's great grandson, Caleb Foulke (1783-1852) married Jane Green. Their son, Benjamin G., married Jane Mather, daughter of Charles and Jane of Whitpain in 1837. Benjamin was Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and a conveyancer and farmer.
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Foulke Family Papers, ca. 1703-1911.
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