Quaker MH Next Old Kennett, Chester County, PA  


"It was in the graveyard here that some of the first shots in the Battle of the Brandywine were fired [on September 11, 1777, during the Revolutionary War]. The women's Meeting was in session that day and took some note of the noise outside. The minutes say: 'But a few Friends met by Reason of the Army Passing along at the time of Meeting but the few That met after a time of sitting together adjourned the Meeting to the 18th of this Month.'" From Quaker Roots, published by the Western Quarterly Meeting.