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.