Quakers and Indians

Quakers and Indians

The Quakers believed it a part of their Christian duty to look after the Indians. They established committees specifically for Indian Concerns or Affairs.  Quakers were recruited by the Federal Government to deal with the Indians since they had good relations with the Indians. In January 1816,  a committee was...Read more
J T Updegraff

J T Updegraff

Jonathan Taylor (J.T.) Updegraff, well known physician and surgeon, member of congress, owner and trainer of fine horses. 1822-1882.   J. T. Updegraff was born in 1822 to David and Rebecca (Taylor) Updegraff, on a farm just west of Mt. Pleasant. It was there that he spent his boyhood days....Read more
American Indians and Quakers

American Indians and Quakers

The Quakers and American Indians had good relations.  The Indians related to the Quakers form of religion, in that they didn’t have preachers and believed women were equal.  Interestingly, Ohio has retained many of the American Indian place names, a list of some follows.  Even the youngest among us will...Read more
Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas Jr.              by Guest blogger and descendant of Jesse and Avis Thomas, Mark Thomas   Jesse Thomas Jr. was born May 28, 1771 at Mattamuskeet, Hyde County, North Carolina; being the 2nd son of Jesse Thomas-Sr. and Sarah Muncy, who had a total...Read more

Short Creek Meeting

There were a good number of Short Creek meetings. Mt Pleasant had Short Creek Preparative Meeting, Monthly Meeting, and Quarterly Meeting prior to the Hicksite schism in 1828. After 1830 the Short Creek Hicksite Quarterly Meeting and Monthly Meetings were held alternativly in Emerson and Harrisville, the Short Creek Preparative...Read more