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David B. Updegraff Bible


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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David Benjamin Updegraff (-1864) was born in Winchester, Virginia but ultimately moved with his family to Ohio, where he remained until his death in 1864. David Benjamin was a farmer and also served as a minister for the Society of Friends. He married Rebecca Taylor Updegraff in 1812. Together, David and Rebecca were actively involved in the anti-slavery movement. They were members of the Anti-Slavery League and used their farm as a station on the Underground Railroad. David Benjamin and Rebecca Taylor Updegraff had a total of eight children. Jonathan Taylor Updegraff, their oldest son, was born in 1822. He attended Franklin College and pursued a career in medicine, which led him abroad to Europe and eventually to a position as a Union army surgeon in the Civil War. He served as a U.S Congressman from 1879 until his death in 1882.

Source: MC 1031

This collection contains David Benjamin Updegraff's heavily annotated Bible. His notes discuss theology and the content of the Bible. It also includes placed or tipped-in materials and notes.


Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed January 2016.


Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
January 2016
Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Bible, undated.
Volume 1

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