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From: "Thomas, Ethel" <>
Subject: RE: [Q-R] List owner
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:02:00 -0500
In reference to your question about Quakers in the Civil War, my
gggg-grandfather, J. Preston Thomas was a member of Co. B, 29th
Emergency Regiment, and also served in other divisions. He later became
a member of General George A. McCall Post, No. 31 G.A.R. but did not take
an active part "because of conscientious scruples entertained by the
members of the religious society to which he belonged." J. Preston
Thomas descended from a long line of very devout Quakers and maintained
that Faith until his death in 1905. He was actively connected with many
MM in Chester County, was a trustee for Haverford College, and for the
Orthodox Friends Meeting.
I also have another ancestor, Richard Thomas III who served in the
Revolutionary War, and is affectionately known as "The Fighting Quaker".
He was a First Lieutenant Colonel of Chester County's 1st Regiment in
the War. On April 19, 1776 he was appointed Colonel of the Fifth
Battalion of Associators in the County of Chester, leading the regiment
in a campaign across New Jersey to Amboy. He maintained very detailed
records and accounts while in the War. These note books are now housed
in the Chester County Historical Society.
From:Linda Stewart [SMTP:]
Sent:Thursday, November 18, 1999 1:34 PM
To:; Thomas, Ethel
Subject:Re: [Q-R] List owner
Will someone, please, get us back on track with some -
QUAKER - genealogy questions or information.
Like, did the Quakers fight in the Civil War and if
they did, were there any problems for them at home
with the other Quakers?
Also, I understand that women could be ministers. Did
they give sermons or what did they do as ministers?
My idea of Quakers comes from the movie, 'Friendly
Persuation.' If you saw that movie and know the Quaker
way of life - how true was it portrayed?
> Hi! I think the listowner is the one who should
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> I too have been subjected to her rude e mails.
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