Quakers: The Quakers were founded by John George Fox of Drayton in Leicestershire (1624-1691). He favoured a visionary spiritualism, and found in the soul of each man a portion of the Divine intelligence.
The Quakers: Unsung Heroes of the Abolition: The Quakers were the first religious denomination on either side of the Atlantic to come out against slavery. There were only some 20,000 Quakers in Britain in the late 18th century, but they supplied nine of the 12 members of the influential abolition committee that began meeting in 1787.
In which John Green teaches you about some of the colonies that were not in Virginia or Massachussetts. Old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why they changed it, I can say; ENGLISH people just liked it better that way, and when the English took New Amsterdam in 1643, that's just what they did. Before the English got there though, the colony was ...
Just as other churches and denominations recorded events in their religious life, the Quakers did as well. Friends were thorough record keepers and their records date back into the 1600′s. Great for your genealogy research!
From the arrival of the Quakers in the 17th century to the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, Long Island played an important role in the Underground Railroad’s work to guide slaves to freedom. In Jericho, families helped escaping slaves to freedom from the present-day Maine Maid Inn. Elias Hicks helped free 191 slaves himself and worked to create Underground Railroad safe houses in many northeastern cities. This is the story of the journey of runaway slaves on Long Island.
Amaryllis Artworks - The Quaker Ball (...cr...I have this pattern and it is wonderful....all the stitching for the medium ball is done but have not yet put it together....friend finished hers and it is gorgeous)
We just released 11.5 million new records documenting one of the most prominent groups in American history, the “Religious Society of Friends,” more commonly known as Quakers. See more at: http://ancstry.me/1fR34nK