Page 1 of Journal or Visit to Upper Canada and Parts Adjacent
Title: Journal or Visit to Upper Canada and Parts Adjacent
Author: Joshua Sharpless
Type of Manuscript: Journal
Call Number: Mss040 Journal 7
Location: Swarthmore College
Summary: Joshua Sharpless (1746-1826) was the son of Benjamin and Martha (Mendenhall) Sharpless. Sharpless married Edith Yarnall at Middletown Meeting, Pennsylvania in 1768. Sharpless later removed to New Garden, Pennsylvania, where he worked towards the abolition of slave holding among Friends. In 1784, the family bought a farm in East Bradford and Westtown townships. In 17897 he was appointed to a Committee to visit Friends in Upper Canada.