November 29, 2011

May 29: Jemima Wilkinson Born, 1752

Jemima Wilkinson was the daughter of Quakers, but she started her own brand of religion, and brought a community to the wilderness of western New York.

Her emphasis on celibacy may have been the undoing of the colony, however.

Read article here.

Pictured: Picture of Jemima Wilkinson, aka The Universal Publick Friend, from David Hudson's History of Jemima Wilkinson, a Preacheress of the Eighteenth Century, 1821.

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