"A Brief Account of Thomas Kite"
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Overview and metadata sections
Thomas Kite (1785-?) was born in Frankford, Pennsylvania, in 1785, the son of Benjamin and Rebecca Kite. After moving to Philadelphia as a child, Kite became convinced (converted to Quakerism) at the age of 17. In 1808, he married Elizabeth Barnard, and the couple had two children: Susanna (1809-1844) and William (1810-1900). Thomas Kite married Edith Sharpless, and the couple had three children: Rebecca Kite (1814-1852), Joshua Kite (1816-1835), and Thomas Kite (1818-1884). Elizabeth died in 1810, the same year that Thomas was first recognized as a minister. During the Hicksite-Orthodox seperation, Kite maintained his Orthodox testimonies against Hicks. Thomas Kite died on January 25, 1845, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This collection is comprised of the single volume, handwritten manuscript of a biographical account of Thomas Kite. The volume describes Kite's early life, his convincement (conversion to Quakerism), and his testimonies against Elias Hicks during the Hicksite-Orthodox separation.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- October, 2015
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).