Joined Dec 26 2010
I am a member of and grew up in Stillwater Monthly Meeting of Ohio Yearly Meeting, and graduated from Olney Friends School in Barnesville. I have been on OYM's historical and their peace and human relations committees for several years. My mother is a recorded minister there. She came from a long line of Friends. She has also been involved in the Olney School Board. My father was a Methodist, but became a convinced Friend when I was around 8. His family were mostly eastern Ohio Scots-Irish Presbyterians/Covenanters who settled here after fighting in the Revolutionary War. Interestingly, my 6th g-grandmother who was rescued from being raised by Indians, came north from Georgia during the Revolutionary War with the Quakers, is buried in the same graveyard in Bethesda, Ohio as my lay Methodist Minister grandfather. I have 4 children, 3 by my first marriage, and 1 by my current husband, Bruce Cowen. He is very involved in the local Presbyterian Church where my father's family calls home. The oldest of my children is a member of this forum, the second has graduated from Guilford College; the 3rd is at Wilmington, and we are homeschooling the 4th.