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Updegraff, David Brainerd

Thomas D. Hamm

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Updegraff, David Brainerd (23 August 1830–23 May 1894), Quaker holiness preacher, was born at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, the son of David Updegraff, a farmer and merchant, and Rebecca Taylor, a Quaker minister. Mount Pleasant was the center of a large Quaker settlement in eastern Ohio, and the Updegraffs and Taylors were among its most prominent leaders. Rebecca Taylor Updegraff and her mother Ann Schofield Taylor were both prominent Quaker ministers who traveled widely in North America, while Rebecca’s father, Jonathan Taylor, was the clerk, or presiding officer, of Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends....

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