History ...

This section contains links to two historical overviews of the Meeting House and Cemetery,
the 18th and 19th-century Quaker community of Mendham/Randolph New Jersey, and the history of the Association that owns and preserves the property.

The Timeline provides a fact-based history that includes important events associated with the founding and history of the 1758-1865 Mendham/Randolph Friends Meeting and the present Dover-Randolph Friends Meeting, the founding and history of the Association and the Association's preservation and outreach activity.

Richard T. Irwin, A History: The Religious Society of Friends of Randolph Township provides a wealth of historical information on the founding and progress of Mendham/Randolph Meeting, the families within the early Meeting, the Meeting within the context of the Society of Friends, and relevant local history. This study of the Mendham/Randolph Quaker community includes information of interest to both historia and genealogists. Of particular interest to genealogists will be the material in the appendices

If you would like to explore this history in further detail, visit the Archive, where we are collecting and posting printed documents, manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other historical information; Preservation for the preservation and restoration history of the site; Cemetery for the history of Quaker Cemetery and a record of interments; and Genealogy for individual family genealogies, which will be posted as they become available.

We welcome suggestions for or contributions of materials that will help document the people and events associated with the Meeting House and the FMHC Association.If you have genealogical or historical information on any of the early families, we are especially interested in hearing from you. Thanks!