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Joshua Sharpless


Other Names: Joshua Sharples

Assumed Gender: Male

Birth Date: 1747

Birth Place: Middletown

Death Date: 1826

Death Place: Unknown

Affiliations: Birmingham Friends meeting , Concord Friends meeting , New Garden Friends meeting , Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends. Indian Committee , Society of Friends

Notes: Chester Co. Quaker b. Middletown; m. Edith Yarnall, later a Quaker minister; eight children; to Kennett Twp. (1769); active in New Garden Mtg. in its attempts to abolish slaveholding among Friends. To Concord (1779); overseer, Concord Mtg. (1784). To Birmingham (1789); elder, Birmingham Mtg. (1786). With second wife, Ann Trimble, superintendent of Westtown School (1800-1811). Member of PYM Indian Committee. Made visits to Indians with Isaac Coates and John Pierce in 1798 and 1799. Father of Rachel Coope.

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