Quakers

Captain Orindatus Simon Bolívar Wall ~ From North Carolina to Harveysburg to Oberlin to Washington D. C.

August 12th, 1825 ~ April 26th, 1891 Underground Railroad Conductor Shoe & Boot Manufacturer Recruiter for the Union Army Captain in the U.S. Army Provost Marshal of Charleston, S. C. Recipient of the Medal of Honor Graduate of Howard University Public Servant Police Magistrate A Justice of the Peace of Washington D.C. Republican Politician Lawyer In […]

Dr. Jesse Harvey ~ UGRR Conductor (November 26th, 1801 ~ May12th, 1848) ~ Difficulties Dealing with Slavery

The “Peaceable Kingdom” of Friends is not so “peaceable” due to controversies over  anti-slavery issues. Dr. Jesse Harvey was born November 26th, 1801 in Orange County, North Carolina. He was six when his parents, Caleb and Sarah Towel Harvey settled near Todd’s Fork in Clinton County, Ohio. On September 15, 1824 he married Elizabeth Burgess […]

The Arbor of Life

The Society of Shakers believed in the direct inspiration of the Spirit.  This is one belief  that the Shakers shared with the Society of Friends (aka Quakers).  Another theological similarity between Shakers and Quakers is an emphasis on “The Lamb’s War,” the internal mystical struggle of a believer in his/her journey towards greater righteousness and […]