The American Revolution Quakers


From the 1760s until about 1810, a Quaker settlement spanned the area through which Poplar and Ramoth Church Roads pass. This was known as the Poplar Settlement and it included a meeting house and cemetery. Many of those of that faith who resided there were employed at James Hunter’s Iron Works and its subsidiary, Rappahannock Forge. Between 1810 and 1812, most of the families moved west, many of them settling in Belmont County, Ohio. Stony Hill Road (Route 662) in Hartwood was named after the Stony Hill tract that was owned by David Briggs (1760-1835), a Scots merchant in Falmouth.