in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1232 words.
Bishop, Rufus (18 July 1774–02 August 1852), Shaker leader, was born in Montague, Massachusetts, the son of Peter Bishop and Abigail (maiden name unknown). Bishop became a Shaker in...